Basic Training

February 25, 2002

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) a. airport operator
2. Jack Russell (Clearwater) b. car dealer
3. Roger Dean (Jupiter) c. laundry tycoon
4. Bud Holman (Vero Beach) 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.

HOME AWAY FROM HOME: In 1953 the Pirates trained in Havana. Other
foreign spring sites have included Bermuda ('13 Yankees), Mexico
('37 Athletics) and the Dominican Republic ('48 Dodgers).

THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP: 1. c; 2. d; 3. b; 4. a

CALL TO ORDER: 1. Diamondbacks (19-14); 2. Braves (11-13); 3.
Mariners (13-19); 4. Yankees (9-20)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)