The Cactus League, created in 1947, hosts professional baseball’s Spring Training for as many as fifteen teams in the warm Arizona sunshine. Celebrating more than 70 years of baseball history, the Cactus League offers aficionados of America’s favorite pastime the opportunity to check out their favorite team’s prospects for the upcoming year.
Beginning in mid-February and extending to the opening day of the regular Major League Baseball season the first week of April, the Cactus League Spring Training events attract over a million and a half devoted baseball fans to its various stadiums. For a baseball fan, going to a Spring Training game is a great way to see players up close and personal in a more intimate setting.
Becoming a great athlete is certainly admirable. It is always amazing to watch an Olympic gymnast perform an unbelievable routine or a quarterback lead his team to victory.
But becoming a legendary athlete is a whole new ballgame. And Johnny Bench occupies that rarified air. Here are just some of this man’s accomplishments:
When we think of Arizona, we immediately think of Phoenix. But what do we know about this thriving metropolis in the Sonoran Desert (including that it is in the Sonoran Desert)? It has a very interesting history that will add a new level of appreciation for this “Diamond in the Desert” when you attend Sales Convention this coming March. Here are 5 interesting things that will round out your Phoenix knowledge: