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This Day in Angels History
January 13th

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1982 Both Hank Aaron (Braves, Brewers) and Frank Robinson (Reds, Orioles, Dodgers, Angels, Indians) are elected to the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. The all-time home run leader falls just nine votes short of being the first player to be elected unanimously by the BBWAA.
2005 The owners unanimously approve the $223 million sale of the Brewers to Mark Attanasio, a Los Angeles investor. The purchase of the team, formerly owned by the family of commissioner Bud Selig, ensures Milwaukee will keep their team due to a 30-year lease to play in newly built Miller Park.
2006 Johnny Estrada, who filed for arbitration after being traded from the Braves for relievers Lance Cormier and Oscar Villarreal, agrees to a $2 million, one-year contract to catch for the Diamondbacks. The former All-Star backstop had limited playing time after a mid-season home plate collision with Angels' center fielder Darin Erstad.
2006 The much-anticipated trial to determine if Angels owner Arte Moreno violated a ten year-old contract with Anaheim, in which the city claims to have lost $100 million in tourism and merchandising revenue, when the franchise's name was changed from the Anaheim Angels to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, begins in California's Orange County. Some of the people in the crowded courtroom wear Angel-colored red T-shirts imprinted with the words, "We Are Not L.A." to show their displeasure with the Halos' new identity.

4 Fact(s) Found