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Gene Autry to be inducted into Angels Hall of Fame on July 19

Autry The late Gene Autry, the original owner of the Angels, will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame during a ceremony before the team's July 19 game against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium.

Former Angels greats Nolan Ryan, Rod Carew, Bobby Grich, Chuck Finley and Brian Downing, as well as Jackie Autry, Gene's widow, will take part in the ceremony. Ryan, current owner of the Rangers, will receive his Angels Hall of Fame ring and throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Autry will be the ninth member of the team's Hall of Fame, joining Ryan, Grich, Carew, Downing, Finley, Don Baylor, Jim Fregosi and Jimmie Reese. In celebration of the induction, fans in attendance will receive an Angels Hall of Fame shirt.


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Photo: Gene Autry. Credit: Autry Museum of Western Heritage

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