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Grapefruit League, World Baseball Classic highlights 2017 Spring Training

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The World Series ended just over one month ago, but baseball junkies have something for which to look forward. Real junkies are counting the days until pitchers and catchers report to Florida (or Arizona) for spring training. For those counting, it is a little over 70 days, depending on the particular team. When that happens, it is time to look forward to Grapefruit League games spread around the state. The schedule reveals tourists and locals will have more talent than…

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Florida Spring Training hits grand slam in 2015

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Spring training baseball has been very, very good to Florida this year. Attendance numbers released today for the 33-day Florida Spring Training season saw an 8.1 percent increase in total attendance in 2015, with each of the 15 teams surpassing the 2014 season. Total attendance for the 2015 season was 1,587,463. “Florida’s tourism industry creates jobs and opportunities for millions of Florida families,” Gov. Rick Scott said in a statement. “Which is why we worked with the Legislature in 2013…

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Hank Aaron to headline Governor’s Baseball Dinner on Wednesday

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Governor Charlie Crist has expressed his gratitude to 21-time All-Star and 1982 Hall of Fame inductee and baseball star, Hank Aaron, for participating in this year’s Governor’s Baseball Dinner on Wednesday, February 17, 2010, in St. Petersburg. Each year, the Governor’s Baseball Dinner honors the Major League Baseball Clubs, and their Minor League affiliates, who hold spring training or play year-round in Florida. “Hank Aaron is a baseball icon and his contributions to this year’s Baseball Dinner will surely make…

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Hank Aaron to headline Governor’s Baseball Dinner on Wednesday

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Governor Charlie Crist has expressed his gratitude to 21-time All-Star and 1982 Hall of Fame inductee and baseball star, Hank Aaron, for participating in this year’s Governor’s Baseball Dinner on Wednesday, February 17, 2010, in St. Petersburg. Each year, the Governor’s Baseball Dinner honors the Major League Baseball Clubs, and their Minor League affiliates, who hold spring training or play year-round in Florida. “Hank Aaron is a baseball icon and his contributions to this year’s Baseball Dinner will surely make…

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