The same sun that has been shining on the Arizona Wildcats basketball team, has made spring training absolutely wonderful. We’ve been able to soak up the sun, attend games every day, and wear shorts every night. The weather has been perfect and the company even better.
One of the highlights was celebrating St.Patrick’s Day at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, which opened in 1964. It’s the springtime home of the Oakland A’s and seats 7,885 fans. One of the coolest things is that it features the original light poles from the old Polo Grounds in New York!
The old stadium has seen its share of baseball history, such as the first home run ever hit in the park came off the bat of Hall of Famer Willie Mays!
This will be the last season that the A’s will play in the stadium as they move to Mesa next season, but Arizona State University will be moving in and calling Phoenix Municipal Stadium home.
The A’s always have many former players at the ballpark to sign autographs!
Current players are also available to sign autographs.
The access to the players is amazing.
Before MoneyBall, the A’s had a different management philosophy, and they won the American League Pennant three straight years in the 1970’s.
The A’s capped off a great day at the ballpark with a 6-2 win over the Cubs.
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