The 1913 Yankees began their spring training in Bermuda on March 4, making them the first team in Major League Baseball to train outside of the United States. Their practice field for this spring training was a converted cricket field. I’m sure the players didn’t mind these accommodations, given their location!
3 thoughts on “This day in baseball: Spring Training in paradise”
I’m old enough to remember the Dodgers doing spring ball in Cuba. How times have changed.
I sort of remember reading somewhere that some team used to practice in one of those Spanish islands off the coast of Spain; maybe Majorca? Maybe the Cubs? Seems like most teams are getting scrunched up in Arizona these days. I hope Florida doesn’t get totally evacuated.
Maybe too many baseballs are getting eaten by alligators? Who knows. It’s definitely a bummer that Arizona seems to get all the fun for spring training.