Has Spring Training Always Been in Either Florida or Arizona?


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Since its inception in the late 1800s and early 1900s, spring training for professional baseball in the United States has been held in a variety of locations, including Hawaii, California, Louisiana, Florida and Arizona. Some teams held spring training in locations other than Florida and Arizona well into the 1990s, though by 2015, all Major League Baseball teams undertake spring training either in Florida (Grapefruit League) or Arizona (Cactus League).

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Has Spring Training Always Been in Either Florida or Arizona?
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Spring training offers baseball players and teams the opportunity to prepare for the regular season. This typically involves the teams engaging in training exercises and playing exhibition games against other major league teams, as well as college and minor league teams. Some baseball teams may even play intrasquad games in which members of the same team divide and square off against each other. Training takes places at different venues in Florida and Arizona, with many teams typically occupying their own private training space.

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