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Put 51 candles on the Angels' birthday cake

On Dec. 6, 1960, Hollywood legend Gene Autry was awarded the rights to put an American League franchise in Los Angeles.

The Singing Cowboy, who wrote Here Comes Santa Claus and recorded a No. 1 hit with Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, named his new club the Angels -- probably because Los Angeles means "the angels."

Three name changes, two new stadiums and one World Series title later, the Halos are still going strong in SoCal.