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Encyclopedia > Spring training
A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida
A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida

In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. It serves the purpose of both auditioning players for final roster/position spots and giving players practice prior to competitive play. Spring Training, Vero Beach, Florida, 1994, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Spring Training, Vero Beach, Florida, 1994, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The regular season is a term used, primarily, in North American sports. ...


Spring training typically lasts one month, beginning in early March and lasting until a few days before opening day (commonly the first week of April). Pitchers and catchers, however, usually begin training a week or two earlier than position players (usually the last few weeks of February) since pitchers endure more physical wear and tear and thus benefit from a longer training period. Many people come to Spring Training games from cold climates to enjoy the Spring weather and to watch their favorite teams play.

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Spring training locations by team

Grapefruit League (held in Florida)

The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Cracker Jack Stadium is a baseball field located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... Lake Buena Vista is a city located in Orange County, Florida, U.S., at the 2000 census the population was 16. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1983 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1966 AL Pennants (7) 1983 â€¢ 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1970 1969 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1944 East Division titles (8) 1997 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1979 â€¢ 1974 1973 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1969 Wild card berths (1) 1996 Major league... Fort Lauderdale Stadium is located next to Lockhart Stadium. ... Nickname: Venice of America Location of Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, Florida. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986 1975 Wild card berths... City of Palms Park is a stadium in Fort Myers, Florida. ... Motto: Nickname: City of Palms Map Political Statistics Founded March 24, 1886 Incorporated Lee County Mayor Jim Humphrey Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 104. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1889) National League (1876-1880) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1940 1919 NL Pennants (9) 1990 â€¢ 1976 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1972 1970 â€¢ 1961 â€¢ 1940 â€¢ 1939 1919 AA Pennants (1... Ed Smith Stadium is a baseball field located in Sarasota, Florida. ... Cà dZan - a 1925 Sarasota residence that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places Sarasota is a city in Florida, USA. It is on the west coast of Florida in the central portion of the state. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1948 â€¢ 1920 AL Pennants (5) 1997 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1954 â€¢ 1948 1920 Central Division titles (6) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 1996 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In... Chain of Lakes Park is a baseball field located in Winter Park, Florida. ... Winter Haven is a city located in Polk County, Florida, and is a very very boring place to live. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1998-present) East Division (1969-1997) Major league titles World Series titles (4) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1935 AL Pennants (9) 1984 â€¢ 1968 â€¢ 1945 â€¢ 1940 1935 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1909 â€¢ 1908 1907 Central Division titles (0) None East Division Champs (3) 1987 â€¢ 1984 â€¢ 1972... Joker Marchant Stadium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993-present) East Division (1993-present) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 2003 â€¢ 1997 NL Pennants (2) 2003 â€¢ 1997 East Division titles (0) None Wild card berths (2) 2003 â€¢ 1997 Major league nicknames Florida Marlins (1993-present) Major league home ballparks Dolphin Stadium (1993... Roger Dean Stadium is a baseball field located in Jupiter, Florida. ... Jupiter is a town located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (1) 2005 Central Division titles (4) 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 West Division titles (2) [1][2] 1986 â€¢ 1980 Wild card berths (2) 2005 â€¢ 2004 [1... Osceola County Stadium is a baseball field located in Kissimmee, Florida. ... Kissimmee is a city located in Osceola County, Florida. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) West Division (1969-present) American Association (1884-1889) National Association (1872-1875) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1955 NL Pennants (21) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1978 â€¢ 1977 1974 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1955 â€¢ 1953 1952 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947... Holman Stadium is a baseball stadium in Vero Beach, Florida, built in 1953 to accommodate spring training for the Dodgers as part of a complex called Dodgertown. In addition to the Dodgers spring games, it is also the home of the Vero Beach Dodgers of the Florida State League. ... Vero Beach has been the Spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1948. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1924 AL Pennants (6) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1933 1925 â€¢ 1924 Central Division titles (3) 2004 â€¢ 2003 â€¢ 2002 West Division titles (4) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1970 â€¢ 1969 Wild... Hammond Stadium is a baseball field located in South Fort Myers, Florida. ... Motto: Nickname: City of Palms Map Political Statistics Founded March 24, 1886 Incorporated Lee County Mayor Jim Humphrey Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 104. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1986 â€¢ 1969 NL Pennants (4) 2000 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1969 East Division titles (4) 1988 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1969 Wild card berths (2) 2000 â€¢ 1999 Major league nicknames New York Mets (1962-present) Major... Thomas J. White Stadium is a baseball field located in Port St. ... Port St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (26) 2000 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 1978 â€¢ 1977 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1961 1958 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1953 â€¢ 1952 1951 â€¢ 1950 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947 1943 â€¢ 1941 â€¢ 1939 â€¢ 1938 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1932 â€¢ 1928 1927 â€¢ 1923 AL Pennants (39) 2003 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 2000... Legends Field is a baseball field located in Tampa, Florida. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava, T-Town Location Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 1980 NL Pennants (5) 1993 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1950 1915 East Division titles (6) [1] 1993 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1978 1977 â€¢ 1976 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In 1981, a players strike in... Bright House Networks Field is a baseball field located in Clearwater, Florida. ... 1st incorporation date 1891 2nd Incorporation date 1915 Zip Codes 33755-65 County Pinellas (county seat) Mayor Frank Hibbard Population  - City (2004)  - Tampa Bay Metro   108,606 2,600,000 (estimate) Time zone Eastern: UTC-5 Latitude Longitude 27°58 N 82°46 W City of Clearwaters Official Website... Major league affiliations National League (1887-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1886) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1960 â€¢ 1925 1909 NL Pennants (9) 1979 â€¢ 1971 â€¢ 1960 â€¢ 1927 1925 â€¢ 1909 â€¢ 1903 â€¢ 1902 1901 Central Division titles (0) None East Division... McKechnie Field is a baseball field located in Bradenton, Florida. ... Bradenton is a city located in Manatee County, Florida. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892-present) Central Division (1994-present) Eastern Division (1969-1993) American Association (1882-1891) National League (1876-1877) National Association (1875) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1982 â€¢1967 â€¢ 1964 â€¢ 1946 1944 â€¢ 1942 â€¢ 1934 â€¢ 1931 1926 NL Pennants (16) 2004 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1985 â€¢ 1982 1968... Roger Dean Stadium is a baseball field located in Jupiter, Florida. ... Jupiter is a town located in Palm Beach County, Florida. ... Major league affiliations American League (1998-present) East Division (1998-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None Division titles (0) None Wild card berths (0) None Major league nicknames Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-present) Major league home ballparks Tropicana Field (1998-present) Current... Progress Energy Park (Full name Progress Energy Park at Al Lang Field) is a 7,227 seat baseball stadium located on the downtown St. ... Aerial photograph of St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977-present) East Division (1977-present) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL Pennants (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 East Division titles (5) 1985 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1991 â€¢ 1992 1993 Wild card berths (0) None Major league nicknames Toronto Blue Jays (1977-present) Major league home... Dunedin Stadium is a baseball field located in Dunedin, Florida. ... Dunedin, Florida Dunedin is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (0) None East Division titles (2) 1994 â€¢ 1981 Wild card berths (0) None Major league nicknames Washington Nationals (2005-present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Major league home ballparks RFK... Summary Space Coast Stadium was completed in 1994 as part of the development project at Viera, Florida, and as part of a deal to bring spring training for the (then new) Florida Marlins to the area. ... Viera is located in Brevard County and is currently home to most of the Brevard County Government offices. ...

Cactus League (held in Arizona)

Major league affiliations National League (1998-present) West Division (1998-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2001 NL Pennants (1) 2001 West Division titles (3) 2002 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 1999 Wild card berths (0) None Major league nicknames Arizona Diamondbacks (1998-present) Major league home ballparks Chase Field (1998-present... It is home to the Tucson Sidewinders, the AAA affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Nickname The Old Pueblo Location Location in Pima County and the state of Arizona Government Country State Counties United States Arizona Pima Mayor Bob Walkup Geographical characteristics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 505. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) National Association (1871,1874-1875) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1908 â€¢ 1907 NL Pennants (10) 1945 â€¢ 1938 â€¢ 1935 â€¢ 1932 1929 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1910 â€¢ 1908 1907 â€¢ 1906 Central Division titles (1) 2003 East Division titles... HoHoKam Park during Spring Training, 2005 HoHoKam Park is a baseball field located in Mesa, Arizona. ... Mesa is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona and part of the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale Metropolitan Area. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993 â€¢ 1983 Wild card berths... It is home to the Tucson Sidewinders, the AAA affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... Nickname The Old Pueblo Location Location in Pima County and the state of Arizona Government Country State Counties United States Arizona Pima Mayor Bob Walkup Geographical characteristics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 505. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993-present) West Division (1993-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (0) None Wild card berths (1) 1995 Major league nicknames Colorado Rockies (1993-present) Major league home ballparks Coors Field (1995-present) Mile High... Hi Corbett Field is a baseball field located in Tucson, Arizona. ... Nickname The Old Pueblo Location Location in Pima County and the state of Arizona Government Country State Counties United States Arizona Pima Mayor Bob Walkup Geographical characteristics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 505. ... Established 1969 League American League Division Central Division Ballpark Kauffman Stadium Capacity 40,625 Current uniform The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. ... Surprise Stadium is a baseball field located in Surprise, Arizona. ... County Maricopa County, Arizona Area  - Total  - Water 180. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2002 AL Pennants (1) 2002 West Division titles (5) 2005 â€¢ 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1982 1979 Wild card berths (1) 2002 Major league nicknames Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005-present) Anaheim Angels (1997... Tempe Diablo Stadium is a baseball field located in Tempe, Arizona. ... Downtown Tempe and Arizona State University Tempe (pronounced by local residents) is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, with a 2004 population estimate of 160,676. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998-present) Central Division (1998-present) American League (1969-1997) Central Division (1994-1997) East Division (1972-1993) West Division (1969-1971) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (0) None AL Pennants (1) 1982 Central Division titles (0) None AL East... Maryvale Baseball Park is a baseball field located in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Valley of the Sun Location Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Government Country State Counties United States Arizona Maricopa Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 1,230. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (9) 1989 â€¢ 1974 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1972 1930 â€¢ 1929 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1911 1910 AL Pennants (15) 1990 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1974 1973 â€¢ 1972 â€¢ 1931 â€¢ 1930 1929 â€¢ 1914 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1911 1910 â€¢ 1905 â€¢ 1902 West Division titles (13) [1... Phoenix Municipal Stadium during Spring Training, 2005 Phoenix Municipal Stadium is a baseball field located in Phoenix, Arizona. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Valley of the Sun Location Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Government Country State Counties United States Arizona Maricopa Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 1,230. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (2) 1998 â€¢ 1984 West Division titles (4) 2005 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1984 Wild card berths (0) None Major league nicknames San Diego Padres (1969-present) Major league home ballparks PETCO... Peoria Sports Complex is a baseball field located in Peoria, Arizona. ... Peoria is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1954 â€¢ 1933 â€¢ 1922 â€¢ 1921 1905  NL Pennants (20) 2002 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1954 1951 â€¢ 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1933 1924 â€¢ 1923 â€¢ 1922 â€¢ 1921 1917 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1912 â€¢ 1911 1905 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1889 â€¢ 1888 West Division titles (6... Scottsdale Stadium is a baseball field located in Scottsdale, Arizona. ... Scottsdale (Pima: Vaá¹£ai Svaá¹£onÄ­) is a suburb of Phoenix in Maricopa County, Arizona, USA. Named by the New York Times as The Beverly Hills of the Desert and by Travel Channel as one of the most luxurious destinations in the nation, Scottsdale has become internationally recognized and regarded... Major league affiliations American League (1977-present) West Division (1977-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (3) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1997 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (1) 2000 Best Finish: Beat New York Yankees in Division Series in 1995 Season. ... Peoria Sports Complex is a baseball field located in Peoria, Arizona. ... Peoria is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961-present) West Division (1972-present) East Division (1969-1971) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (3) [1] 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In 1994, a players strike wiped out the last... Surprise Stadium is a baseball field located in Surprise, Arizona. ... County Maricopa County, Arizona Area  - Total  - Water 180. ...

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Spring training - definition of Spring training in Encyclopedia (237 words)
Spring training in Major League Baseball is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season.
Spring training typically lasts one month, beginning in early March and lasting until a few days before opening day (commonly the first week of April).
Pitchers and catchers, however, usually beginning training a week or two earlier than do position players (usually the last few weeks of February) since pitchers endure more physical wear and tear and thus benefit from a longer training period.
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