Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
March 17 : 03 days till Spring begins
Did you know that Spring Training — one of the quintessential markers of springtime — is nearly as old as baseball itself?
The first spring training game likely took place in New Orleans in 1870 between the Cincinnati Red Stockings and the Chicago White Stockings. By 1900, spring training had become a well-established ritual, which for more than a century has graced small towns throughout southern Florida and Arizona.
Ah, spring. The snow fades away, the temperatures warm, and the days grow blissfully longer. The lovebirds are happily cooing in their new nests; and the daffodils and tulips are blooming. This year, get yourself ready to spring into springtime with our fun-filled spring trivia.
We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Spring on March 20th! So stop by again tomorrow.