We were told about this several days ago, but the two sides are just now announcing: The Inland Empire 66ers (High Class A; California League) and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim extended their affiliation deal through 2014.
The affiliation between the two clubs began in February 2011.
“When our fans come to San Manuel Stadium, they enjoy the family fun atmosphere, affordable pricing, and of course seeing top Angel’s prospects in action,” said 66ers Assistant General Manager Ryan English. “We are thrilled to continue what, in our opinion, has already been a positive relationship and one we hope to continue well beyond this extension.
“Since 1963, the Angels have had a High-A representative in the California League in cities such as San Jose, Stockton, Salinas, Palm Springs, Lake Elisnore, and Rancho Cucamonga. It makes sense for them to be here in San Bernardino; they have a strong fan base here and are close to Angel Stadium.”
“Over the first two years of this partnership, the Inland Empire 66ers have quickly become a special part of the Los Angeles Angels family,” said Angels Assistant General Manager Scott Servais. “From the outstanding relationship between our two front offices, to the incredible amount of support we have seen from Angels fans and the San Bernardino community alike, we are very excited that the 66ers will continue to play a major role in our player development process for years to come.”
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