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Angels owner Arte Moreno, who stayed the course, closes in on big goal
Angels owner Arte Moreno, who stayed the course, closes in on big goal

When Arte Moreno bought the Angels in 2003, seven months removed from their only World Series championship, the franchise was regarded within baseball as a sleeping giant. The Angels, born in 1961, never had made consecutive postseason appearances. They had eight logos in their history, and three division championships. In 2003, they finished 19 games out of first place. But they sold 3 million tickets for the first time, and after the season Moreno invested $145 million in free agents, intent on transforming the image of the franchise from a mid-market team with a middling payroll to a large-market powerhouse that would challenge for a championship every year. Vladimir Guerrero, one...

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