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

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NEW YORK YANKEES

Faces: OF Roger Maris, OF Mickey Mantle

W-L: 97-57, first place

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

Faces: OF Stan Musial, 3B Ken Boyer

W-L: 86-68, third place

Spring training is marred by the death at age 89 of Al Lang, the former mayor who originated the tradition in 1914 by luring the St. Louis Browns to St. Petersburg.

NEW YORK YANKEES

Faces: OF Yogi Berra, Manager Ralph Houk

W-L: 109-53, first place

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

Faces: OF Curt Flood, 2B Julian Javier

W-L: 80-74, fifth place

An era of unprecedented excitement and exposure for St. Petersburg comes to an end as the Yankees leave for new digs in Fort Lauderdale and are replaced by the Mets.Our daily look back at the history of spring training in St. Petersburg.

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