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Published: 04 March 2009

336 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195372038

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Under the March Sun

The Story of Spring Training

Charles Fountain

An entertaining cultural history that taps into the romance of baseball even as it reveals its more hard-nosed commercial machinations, Under the March Sun recounts for the first time the full and fascinating history of spring training and its growth from a shoestring-budget roadtrip into a billion-dollar-a-year business. If in the early days southern hotels only reluctantly admitted ballplayers, today cities fight for teams by spending millions in public money to build ever-more-elaborate spring-training stadiums.

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