For six weeks each year, half of Major League Baseball trains in Maricopa County. During that time the Valley of the Sun is truly the “Center of the Baseball Universe.”
And no community has a richer, more diverse spring training history than Scottsdale.
A new exhibit at Scottsdale’s Civic Center Library takes visitors this winter on a whimsical and thought-provoking journey through more than six decades of Scottsdale Stadium and its home city.
Rare Artifacts, memorabilia and vignettes will transform fans back to the launch of Scottsdale spring training when a rookie (and future Hall of Famer) named Brooks Robinson was trying to earn a job with the Baltimore Orioles.
In total, five Major League franchises have trained in Scottsdale, featuring some of the most memorable teams, players and characters to ever grace the game.
You’ll enjoy memorabilia, period uniforms, photos and stories from each of those eras in the library exhibit, which is produced by the non-profit group Arizona Baseball Legacy and Experience and sponsored by the city of Scottsdale.
To arrange a behind the scenes tour and interviews, contact Mike Phillips, 480-220-4008.
For more information, visit www.ABLEAZ.org.