Gene Autry to Be Inducted Into Angels Hall of Fame
Posted July 13, 2011
Gene Autry, the original owner of the Angels baseball team, will be inducted into the Angels Hall of Fame prior to the game against the Texas Rangers on July 19 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.
Autry to Be inducted into Angels Hall of Fame
July 11, 2011
By Jordan Garretson / MLB.com
ANAHEIM -- The late Gene Autry will be inducted into the Angels Hall of Fame prior to the game against Texas on July 19 at Angel Stadium.
Autry, who passed away in 1998, was the original owner of the club from its first season in 1961 through 1997.
Taking part in the pre-game ceremony will be former Angels Nolan Ryan, Rod Carew, Brian Downing, Bobby Grich, Chuck Finley, and Jackie Autry, Gene's widow.
Ryan, inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in 1992, will also receive his Hall of Fame ring and throw out the honorary first pitch.
Autry will be the ninth inductee into the Angels Hall of Fame, joining Ryan, Grich, Carew, Downing, Finley, Don Baylor, Jim Fregosi, and Jimmie Reese.
Autry has already been enshrined in the Country Music and Nashville Songwriter halls of fame after becoming renowned as the original "Singing Cowboy." He died from lymphoma at the age of 91.
Jordan Garretson is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.
Jim Abbott and Gene Autry stand in
the Angels dugout in 1990. (Getty)
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