Fans in attendance that Saturday, when the Angels host the American League West-rival Rangers in a 7:05 p.m. PT game, will receive a complimentary Angels cowboy hat and -- considering the current record is only 500 -- will also be a part of history, in a way.
"These record attempts are becoming an annual event for us," Angels vice president of sales and marketing Robert Alvarado said in a statement. "By attempting our third world record to complement the last two seasons' events, we will deliver a unique and memorable experience that our fans have come to expect."
At the start of the fifth, the crowd will be prompted to wear their cowboy hats for 10 minutes, at which time a Guinness World Records adjudicator will officially certify the new record. The Angels anticipate a sellout that day.
The Angels have previously set records for "largest gathering of people wearing blankets" in 2010 and "largest gathering of people wearing masks" in 2011.