58 days

Just 58 days until pitchers and catchers report.  That’s less than two months!

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65 days

Just 65 short days until pitchers and catchers report!

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Countdown to spring training

It’s not too early to start the countdown, right?

75 days until pitchers and catchers report!

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This day in baseball: Yanks vs. Mets, round 1

The Yankees faced off against the NL expansion team Mets for the first time on March 22, 1962 for a spring training contest.  Mets manager Casey Stengel, formerly the manager of the Yankees, set out determined to beat his old team.  With the Mets leading 3-2 going into the ninth inning, Stengel sent his best pitchers to the mound.  When the Yankees nevertheless managed to tie the score at 3-3, Stengel pinch hit veteran outfielder Richie Ashburn, who pulled off a ninth-inning pinch-hit single, giving the Mets a dramatic walk-off 4-3 victory at Al Lang Field in Florida.

 

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Al Lang Field (stpeteinternationalbaseball.com)

 


Quote of the day

As far as sleeping goes, you’re up and ready to go at six in the morning. Spring training was always a combination of relaxing and working, and I missed that quite a bit. I missed being around the ball field. A baseball. A bat. The smell of the uniform, you might say. Talking baseball. Seeing opponents as well as the Cubs.

~Lou Boudreau

 

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Lou Boudreau (Bowman)

 


Spring Training begins tomorrow!

Finally!

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Move over, football…

Spring Training starts next week!

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