Team: California Angels
Years of Ownership: 1960-1998
Championships Won and Playoff Appearances: Zero championships / Three playoff appearances
This whole adventure started out with Gene Autry's interest in becoming an L.A. expansion team's broadcast partner, next thing he knew the Singing Cowboy was owner of the Los Angeles Angels. Life's funny. Autry remained with the team for nearly four decades until his death in 1998, and had his number 26 retired by the Angels in 1992. Hats off to a true American pioneer, ride off into that sunset fam.