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February 25, 2002
?CHANGE OF ADDRESSThis year most likely marks the final season in the Grapefruit League for the Rangers, who have made Port Charlotte, Fla., their spring home since 1987, and the Royals, who have trained in Baseball City, Fla., since '88. The two teams have agreed to share a new $48.2 million complex in Surprise, Ariz., beginning next year. Which franchise has the longest-standing relationship with a spring training city?
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February 25, 2002

Basic Training

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?CHANGE OF ADDRESS
This year most likely marks the final season in the Grapefruit League for the Rangers, who have made Port Charlotte, Fla., their spring home since 1987, and the Royals, who have trained in Baseball City, Fla., since '88. The two teams have agreed to share a new $48.2 million complex in Surprise, Ariz., beginning next year. Which franchise has the longest-standing relationship with a spring training city?

a. Cubs and Mesa, Ariz.
b. Dodgers and Vero Beach, Fla.
c. Phillies and Clearwater, Fla.
d. Tigers and Lakeland, Fla.

?HOME AWAY FROM HOME
This year all 30 teams train in either Arizona or Florida, but in the past some major league clubs have held spring training outside the U.S. What was the last team to set up camp in a foreign country?

?THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP
Pair the Florida spring training stadium with the primary occupation of the man for whom it was named.

1. Al Lang ( St. Petersburg)
2. Jack Russell ( Clearwater)
3. Roger Dean (Jupiter)
4. Bud Holman ( Vero Beach)

a. airport operator
b. car dealer
c. laundry tycoon
d. pitcher

?CALL TO ORDER
Put the 2001 postseason's final four teams in order of their exhibition records last spring.

a. Arizona Diamondbacks
b. Atlanta Braves
c. New York Yankees
d. Seattle Mariners

ANSWERS

CHANGE OF ADDRESS: d. The Tigers have trained in Lakeland since 1946.

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