From SABR members Mike Bates and Bill Parker at This Week in Baseball History podcast on December 5, 2017:
Before the American League awarded him the Angels 57 years ago this week, Gene Autry lived the American dream, rising out of poverty in Oklahoma to become The Singing Cowboy, a beloved national star of stage, radio, music, television, and film. Mike and Bill trace his life both before and after he created the ballclub, the surprisingly contentious process that led to the foundation of the franchise, and maybe the reason his Angels never won the World Series in his lifetime.
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- Related link: “Roland Hemond: Building the Angels in 120 Days,” by Jean Hastings Ardell (The National Pastime, 2011)
Originally published: December 6, 2017. Last Updated: December 6, 2017.