The Cactus League and AMY (Arizona Museum of Youth)
When we went to Mesa to watch the Cubs play against the Dodgers, the game got rainout.
so what did we do? We headed to the American Museum of Youth (AMY) a few blocks away (Although we did not know it at the time so we took the long way there. I think we took the freeway there :-)).
The Cleveland Indians and the NY Giants were the first ones to set camp in Arizona. Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck convinced NY Giants owner Horace Stoneham to also bring his team to Arizona. Sounds kinda of Deja vu
Did you know that in 1951 the New York Giants and the New York Yankees exchanged Spring Training facilities?
The Red Sox also played in the Cactus League. The price of the program in 1964? 50 cents.
Women Softball teams in the 40’s. Why was this team called the Cantaloupes Queens? Because they were sponsored by a Cantaloupe growers. A young woman named Rose played with the Queens. Rose Mofford later became Arizona’s governor!
Wish I had that 1988 World Series yellow button when the Oakland A’s faced the Dodgers!
The Cubbies who used to play Spring Training in Catalina Island before Mesa, Arizona
Grapefruit signed by Sammy Sosa in 2007 and then freeze dried.
Chicago Cubs 1954 Spring Training program. Cost: 15 Cents.
Kids making baseball banners
We were glad that we found this museum close to Hohokam Stadium in Mesa!