The Cactus League and AMY (Arizona Museum of Youth)

crzblue:

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.

Spring Training 2010 rain at Hohokam Stadium.jpg

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 :-)).

Spring 2010 AMY museum1.jpg

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

Spring 2010Museum 2.jpg

Did you know that in 1951 the New York Giants and the New York Yankees exchanged Spring Training facilities?

Spring Amy Museum 3.jpg

The Red Sox also played in the Cactus League. The price of the program in 1964? 50 cents.

Cactus League Red Sox program .jpg

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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Sorry your game got rained out. I know how that feels, especially when you’ve been waiting for it all winter! The AMY looks like a great place to visit, though, and I enjoyed your pictures.
-Mike

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