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The Freeway Series

Interleague rivalries usually start as a result of two teams’ proximity. These rivalries have created some of the most memorable moments in Major League Baseball (MLB). The competition adds fire to the games and creates a loyal fanbase, which makes watching games between the two teams fun and exciting. Interleague rivalries tend to have specific names. For instance, the famous Cubs and White Sox rivalry is called The Crosstown rivalry. Similarly, the Dodgers and Angels rivalry is called The Freeway Series. This series takes its name from greater Los Angeles metropolitan area’s complex freeway system. The two teams’ stadiums are also situated on Interstate 5. The Freeway Series started in 1962, a year after the Angels were established and since then has produced a number of memorable moments.

The Freeway Series - Memorable Moments

The Longest Game – The two teams have gone into extra innings multiple times. However, their longest game was played on June 24, 1998. The Dodgers won the game 6-5 in the eleventh inning. It was Trent Hubbard who scored the winning run on a walk-off single.

June 5, 1999 Brawl – Brawls are a hallmark of a fierce rivalry and The Freeway Series is no exception. On this day, Chan Ho Park kicked Tim Belcher – the Angels pitcher - thinking he was tagged too hard. A bench-clearing brawl soon ensued.

strong>Brothers made History – The Freeway Series has pit brother against brother. On June 21, 2009, Jered Weaver and Jeff Weaver became the twenty first pair of brothers to start against each other in an MLB game.

Angels – Dodgers, Regular Season Head-to-Head Record

The following head to head shows how the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have performed against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Total Games Played Wins Losses Win-Loss % Runs Scored Runs Allowed Home Win-Loss Record Away Win-Loss Record
110 61 49 .555 488 438 35-20 26-29

The Angels are ahead in the Freeway Series by 12 games. It is interesting to note here that the Dodgers are a much older team (established in 1883) with 6 World Series Championships. The Angels, on the other hand, were established in 1961 and have won only one World Series title.

The Angels Hall of Fame Club

The Angels over the years have had many exceptional base ball players on their roster. Here are a couple of them.

Nolan Ryan – Ryan spent eight seasons with the Angels and ranks first in the franchise’s history with 2,416 strikeouts.

Rod Carew – Carew retired as an Angel and was named to six All-star teams. He was inducted into the Angels Hall of Fame as a coach in 1991.

The Dodgers Hall of Fame Club

On the Dodgers front, a couple of players who deserve a mention are,

Sandy Koufax – Koufax won the NL Cy Young Award thrice and the NL MVP Award once during his time with the Dodgers.

Don Drysdale – Drysdale’s wins and strikeouts are second-best in the history of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is also a nine time All Star and a three time World Series Champion.

The Freeway Series is Underway!

During the 2017 MLB season, The Freeway Series fans are likely to witness some very interesting games. If you want to see these two teams play in-person then get the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Los Angeles Dodgers tickets now. If you are looking to attend a specific game, then do take a look at the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Los Angeles Dodgers 2017 MLB schedule. To get the most out of your money, do not forget to consult Dodger Stadium and Angel Stadium seating charts. Cheap Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Los Angeles Dodgers tickets are available here.

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