The best season in Arizona is baseball season. Cactus League Spring Training begins today, signaling the welcome arrival of warm weather, delicious hot dogs, and great games. Can’t make it to a game? Get into the swing of things with these free ebooks (unlimited checkout time and no library card required!) available to anyone inside Arizona on ReadingArizona.org:
- Susie Steckner, Images of America: Cactus League Spring Training (2012) – A history of spring training in Arizona, featuring beautiful images of early parks and baseball stars.
- Mike Anderson, Images of Sports: Warren Ballpark (2013) – Warren Ballpark was built for Bisbee copper miners in 1909 and saw one of the most important labor disputes in US history, the Bisbee Deportations. It is still used today.
- Zane Grey, The Young Pitcher (1911) – One of Grey’s Ken Ward books offering a look at collegiate baseball in the early 20th century.
Want more baseball history? Visit the Arizona Capitol Museum on March 7 to learn about Territorial Baseball in Arizona.