The Cactus League and AMY (Arizona Museum of Youth)
My only time at Hokokam Stadium in Mesa, AZ. It had to rain that day and the game with the Dodgers got cancelled.
Originally posted on Dodger Blue World:
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 theAmerican Museum of Youth (AMY)a few blocks away (Although we did not know it at the timeso wetook the long way there.I think we took the freeway there :-)).
The ClevelandIndians and the NY Giants were the first ones to set camp in Arizona.Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck convinced NYGiants owner Horace Stoneham to also bring his team to Arizona. Soundskinda 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…
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