Over the past week, the Los Angeles Angels agreed to two-year extensions with both their Double-A affiliate and Triple-A affiliates.
Beginning with Double-A is the Arkansas Travelers, based out of Little Rock, Arkansas. The Angels and Travelers have been affiliated since the 2001 season.
Prior to 2001, the Angels went all across the board with Double-A affiliates moving from Pennsylvania located affiliates to Texas, to Louisiana, to Tennessee, to all over the board. Seems Arkansas has been a nice place for them for the past 13 seasons.
The Angels Triple-A affiliate remains the Salt Lake Bees based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. The Angels and Bees have been affiliated since 2001 as well, and were together from the 1971-1981 seasons.
The Angels two prior Triple-A affiliates have been mostly from the Pacific North West, excluding their first in Dallas-Fort Worth in 1961-62. The affiliate moved to Hawaii where it remained over the 1963 and 1964 season and returned promptly for the 1969 and 1970 seasons. In between, the affiliate was located in Seattle for the 1965-1968 seasons, and returned to Washington in 1982, when the affiliate was moved to Spokane. The Angels went north of the border for their next two affiliates as Edmonton became home of the Triple-A Angels from 1983-1992, and once again in 1999-2000, but not before a quick move to British Columbia and Vancouver from 1993-1998.
The Salt Lake Bees and Arkansas Travelers share the longest current affiliates with the Angels, both beginning their affiliate-ship in 2001. Both Single-A affiliates (Inland Empire 66ers / Burlington Bees) have become affiliates in the past three seasons.
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