End of an era: 1914-2008St. Pete's spring fling

19461947

NEW YORK YANKEES

Faces: OF Joe DiMaggio, SS Phil Rizzuto

W-L: 87-67, third place

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

Faces: 1B Stan Musial, 2B Red Schoendienst

W-L: 98-58, first place

Spring baseball returns after a three-year absence because of wartime travel restrictions as the teams play the final games at Waterfront Park. The Cardinals go on to win the World Series, and Musial is the NL MVP.

NEW YORK YANKEES

Faces: Manager Bucky Harris,

OF Tommy Henrich, LHP Lefty Gomez

W-L: 97-57, first place

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

Faces: SS Marty Marion, OF Enos Slaughter

W-L: 89-65, second place

Spring training has a new home with the opening of Al Lang Field, named in honor of the former mayor who brought baseball to St. Petersburg. Commissioner Happy Chandler and 7,706 fans watch the ceremony.

Our daily look back at the history of spring training in St. Petersburg.

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