Scottsdale baseball: World Champs, Cactus League HOF and more

Ed Logan Jr. shares stories of his father's career as clubhouse manager for the Giants. Eddie Logan Sr. was inducted into the Cactus League Hall of Fame. (Photo by Bret McKeand/Scottsdale Independent)

Ed Logan Jr. shares stories of his father’s career as clubhouse manager for the Giants. Eddie Logan Sr. was inducted into the Cactus League Hall of Fame. (File Photo)

The crack of the bat, the scent of cut grass and the Cactus League’s most intimate venue – there’s nothing quite like spring training in Scottsdale.

The World Champion San Francisco Giants continue their spring training home schedule at Scottsdale Stadium through April 1. Tickets to Giants games are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the stadium box office or by calling 1-877-473-4849.

Before or after the game, stop by the Civic Center Library this March to view an exhibit featuring the Cactus League Hall of Fame and memorabilia from the Giants 2014 post-season run.

The library is just a short stroll from the stadium at 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

The exhibit is just one of several activities celebrating spring training in Scottsdale this March:

  • Preserving and Promoting Baseball Research: Scottsdale’s Civic Center Library presents this free, thought-provoking presentation at 5:30 p.m. March 26. Marc Appleman, director of the Society for American Baseball Research discusses the “Money Ball” era and more. More information on library programs.
  • The Scottsdale Historical Museum hosts an eclectic spring training memorabilia exhibit throughout March at 7333 E. Scottsdale Mall.
  • Cactus League Legacy Trail: Download this free map and guide to visit Valley baseball history and cultural sites. Learn how Scottsdale and the Valley grew up around baseball.

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