The Halos won their first and only World Series championship in 2002. Unfortunatley, they weren't able to win one for the cowboy while he was still alive. Gene Autry bought the rights to the Angels back in 1961, and owned the team for the following 38 years until the Walt Disney Company took over. During their championship run in 2002 the Angels received support from a new mascot - the Rally Monkey! Some of the great Angels over the years inclulde Rod Carew, Nolan Ryan, Tim Salmon & Garret Anderson.