Grapefruit League Fans Shout Play Ball

Grapefruit League Fans Shout Play Ball
Florida’s Grapefruit League spring training is as much a part of  professional baseball as Babe Ruth, Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente.  These baseball greats among others have run the baselines at various locations around the sunshine state since the first spring training began in February 1913. Find cheap short-term rentals near the area with iStopOver.com ! Garden Villa Deluxe 1 Bedroom Condo South Florida $92 per night 3 Bedroom Tropical Hideaway South Florida $128 per night Quiet...
February 7th, 2011 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 0
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Disney World Hosts Atlanta Braves Spring Training

Disney World Hosts Atlanta Braves Spring Training
... and Florida’s Grapefruit League was born.  Today, 15 Major League teams comprise the League that head to cities within Florida annually for spring training, and for the 14th consecutive  season, Walt Disney World Resort (map) will host the Atlanta Braves. Held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex the double-decked Champion Stadium (map) boasts  luxury sky boxes, open air suites and patios among its 9,500 seats providing the feel of a true major league stadium. Yet, with bleachers and...
January 20th, 2011 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 2
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Spring Training in Full Swing

Spring Training in Full Swing
There’s still time to get your tickets to the many spring training games around Phoenix until April 4, 2010. There’s no better way to enjoy our sunny spring weather than spending the day watching baseball. Visit this site for the game schedule.  For more details about the history of spring training in Arizona and more information about the many parks that are home to national baseball leagues visit my previous post.  Here are a few photos from my day at Camelback Ranch in Glendale...
March 16th, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Legendary Boys of Summer at Arizona Museum for Youth

The Legendary Boys of Summer at Arizona Museum for Youth
Willie Mays was the first to hit a homer at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. And Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio played one season of spring training baseball together in Arizona. These are just some of the moments that make up the rich history of Cactus League baseball in Arizona and a few of the tales waiting to be told in the upcoming exhibit, Play Ball: The Cactus League Experience. Opening February 26, this new exhibit at the Arizona Museum for Youth kicks off Arizona’s spring training season. ...
February 3rd, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
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Have a Spring Fling … at Spring Training in Arizona

Have a Spring Fling … at Spring Training in Arizona
... March 3 will feature the Giants against the Mariners at the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Arizona. Known as the Cactus League, Arizona hosts spring training games for nine teams in the Phoenix metropolitan area and three additional teams in Tucson.  Here’s a distance chart to gauge where your favorite team plays. Where and When it All Began spring training is almost as old as baseball itself. The best evidence points to it beginning in 1870, when the Cincinnati Red Stockings and the Chicago...
January 13th, 2010 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 3
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It’s Ticket Time as Disney Hosts Atlanta Braves Spring Training

It’s Ticket Time as Disney Hosts Atlanta Braves Spring Training
... me out to the ballgame, or at least to the exhibition baseball game.  This March, for the 13th season, the Atlanta Braves will suit up to hold spring training at Walt Disney World Resort as they prepare for their upcoming season. Early reports declare that this year’s Braves, led once again by manager Bobby Cox, though a young team, has a lot of potential.  They hope that Disney World will prove magical for them again as they have won 9 division titles after training here. Baseball fans will...
January 7th, 2010 | Jenni Ingersoll | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, National League Baseball, spring training

Spring Break Guide

... the week on the beach is the first thing that comes to mind, there are many other options available. Cheer on your favorite MLB team during spring training. The New York Mets will be at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, the St. Louis Cardinals will be at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, the Baltimore Orioles will be at Fort Lauderdale Stadium and the Florida Marlins will be at Roger Dean. spring training runs from the end of February until the beginning of April. Spend a day bar hopping with free...
February 15th, 2009 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 0
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