Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Angels Clinch: Angels 4, Yankees 2
In subsequent action, the Mariners defeated the Rangers 8-7 in Seattle, meaning the Angels have clinched. They are the first team to clinch any postseason berth, and I believe this is also the earliest in team history they have clinched.
Update: The Rev also mentions that this is the earliest any team has ever clinched the AL West.
Update 2: Lookout Landing may wish to retract their sponsorship of Mike Scioscia's page, or at least change the wording thereof.