There are two things Los Angeles Angels fans have gotten used to the last decade: their team winning division titles and their organization breaking GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS feats.
During their game Saturday against the American League West rival Houston Astros, the Angels employed their crowd in setting a fourth world record in the last three years, to go along nicely with the franchise's five division titles in the last nine seasons.
The latest record to fall in Anaheim? The largest gathering of people wearing wigs, resulting in a stadium-wide swath of red-and-white hair supporting the hometown Halos.
"Our fans really enjoy it, it gives [them] something to look forward to," said Angels marketing manager and record organizer John Rozak. "The record attempts have been a success the past three years and we want to keep that success going."
The previous record stood at 12,083 by the New South Wales (Australia) rugby club fan section Blatchy's Blues at the State of Origin series in June 2012. While the exact final tally set by Angels fans won't still be known for a few more days, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator Morgan Wilber was on-site to verify that the current record's number was far surpassed, ensuring the Los Angeles club its fourth world record.
Previous records set by the Angels include the largest gathering of people wearing fleece blankets (42,690 - April, 2010), most people wearing costume masks (27,080 - May, 2011), and largest gathering of people wearing cowboy hats (39,013 - June, 2012).
"It's a good family-friendly event for our fans to participate in," said Rozak, "and we focus on family engagement here at Angels baseball."