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Darin Erstad



ANAHEIM, Calif. - There must be some mistake. The real Magic Kingdom has always been a couple of miles farther up Katella Avenue, and it was always some sports hero in another city who got to shout about going there after the World Series. Never the Angels. The team that singing cowboy Gene Autry delivered to Southern California during the American League's westward expansion in 1961 has always been the bridesmaid, whether it was playing second fiddle to the rival Los Angeles Dodgers or coming up just short in three previous postseason appearances. Not anymore. The Angels are the champions of the baseball world, and who would ever have imagined that after they stumbled out of the...