(Vocus) February 25, 2009
February 25, 2009-- Spring training has been a major part of America's "National Pastime" since 1870. The key ritual takes teams from both the American and National Leagues to Arizona and Florida for a series of practices and exhibition games for the two months leading up to the beginning of the regular season. Teams that train in Arizona are nicknamed the Cactus League and teams that train in Florida are nicknamed the Grapefruit League.
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