It was a rough 2020, but a new year brings new hope to the baseball world—and what better way to express that hope than planning for a spring training trip? After all, spring training is a time of new beginnings, when the baseball world preps for another season, as rookies fight for roster spots and veterans prep for another campaign. Every team in spring training has a shot to contend for a title, as life on the diamond begins anew.
Hardcore baseball fans scout their favorite teams and eagerly track every open roster spot. Casual fans head to spring training in search of the perfect Arizona experience, happy to sip a brew at the outfield bar. This book is for both kinds of fans.
This book covers the 15 Cactus League teams playing out of 10 training camps: American Family Fields of Phoenix (Milwaukee Brewers), Camelback Ranch-Glendale (Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers), Goodyear Ballpark (Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians), Hohokam Stadium (Oakland Athletics), Peoria Stadium (San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners), Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies), Scottsdale Stadium (San Francisco Giants), Sloan Park (Chicago Cubs), Surprise Stadium (Kansas City Royals, Texas Rangers), and Tempe Diablo Stadium (Los Angeles Angels). Also included: Phoenix Municipal Stadium, home of the Arizona State University Sun Devils, and GCU Ballpark, home of the GCU Antelopes. For those who follow their teams: exhibition games in Las Vegas and Montreal.
Changes for the 2021 spring-training season are highlighted, including renovations at Scottsdale Stadium, new ballpark amenities, and road upgrades around several facilities.