Spring Training Florida

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Florida’s Experience with pro sports started with spring training. It brought the stars here before Florida had pro sports of its own.

Big league baseball — the spring training version — is a Florida tradition dating to the early years of the century. Nearly all the immortals — from Ruth to Hornsby to Mays and Clemente — have trod the basepaths of St. Petersburg, Bradenton and points south and north in the state.

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