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MLB Anaheim Angels Rename Team

Major League Baseball's Anaheim Angels are renaming themselves again. The team announced Monday it will be known as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

The inclusion of Los Angeles reflects the original expansion name awarded by Major League Baseball in 1960. The Angels said the move will "strengthen the Angels' long-term economic health by enhancing the marketability through this metropolitan area and beyond."

However, adding Los Angeles back to the team's name is a move likely to provoke a fight with the Anaheim City Council. Anaheim officials claim the change breaks the terms of the team's 33-year lease with the city. Anaheim is a city of about 330,000 located about 40 kilometers south of Los Angeles.

When the team first moved to Anaheim in 1966 it was known as the California Angels. In 1997, when the team was controlled by The Walt Disney Company, the franchise was renamed the Anaheim Angels.

Arte Moreno bought the team in 2003, one year after it won the World Series, and wanted the name change.

Some information for this report provided by AP.