1970 - present San Diego Chargers (NFL)
1963 - 1969 San Diego Chargers (AFL)
1960 - 1962 Los Angeles Chargers (AFL)
Barron Hilton agreed after his general manager, Frank Ready picked the Chargers name when he purchased an AFL franchise for Los Angeles. The Chargers played in Los Angeles in 1960 and moved to San Diego in 1961. "I liked it because they were yelling 'charge' and sounding the bugle at Dodgers Stadium and at USC games".