A Brief History of the Lake Elsinore Storm
Following the 1993 season, the Palm Springs Angels moved to a brand new stadium in Lake Elsinore and became the Lake Elsinore Storm. The Storm were the affiliate of the California/Anaheim Angels from 1994 to 2000 where they won the California League Championship once, in 1996. In 2001 the Storm became an affiliate of the San Diego Padres, which continues to this day. The first year with their new affiliate the Storm finished in 1st place with 91 wins, the most in Minor League Baseball that season. They were declared Co-Champions with the San Jose Giants when the Championship Series was suspended due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Lake Elsinore Storm won the League title again in 2011. In addition to their on-field success, the Lake Elsinore Storm continue to lead at the box office as they often lead the league in attendance each year.