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Giants Helped Turn A’s into Elephant Fans

By Glen Sparks

Look fast enough and you’ll notice an elephant figure stitched onto the left sleeve of the Oakland A’s uniform.

New York Giants Manager John McGraw set this design idea in motion more than a century ago. 426 more words

Wilmington's Gateway to Sports in 1943

In recognition of the start of a new Major League Baseball season, this week we spotlight a pamphlet published in the middle of World War II entitled… 121 more words


How Spring Training became an essential part of baseball

Every March millions of fans flock to Arizona and Florida and it’s not just because of the weather conditions. In fact it has little to do with the weather. 1,568 more words


A Key to Success

One of my many “favorite” Bible verses is: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” 283 more words

100 Years Ago The Philadelphia Phillies Made Spring Training

In 1915 the Philadelphia Phillies assuredly did not invent spring training, just like The Beatles didn’t invent rock’n’roll, Henry Ford didn’t invent the car or the assembly line, and… 1,052 more words

Baseball History

“Why not bring one of the Big League Teams to Phoenix for Spring Training?”

Grover Cleveland Land was a visionary.

In 1921 The Arizona Republican asked the question the former catcher had put to several major league clubs:

“Why not bring one of the big league teams to Phoenix for spring training?”

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The Miracle Braves (1914)

There are seasons and then there are SEASONS. 1914 was an amazing one for the Boston Braves (now in Atlanta). It was George Stallings second season as manager. 145 more words

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