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



Faces: C Yogi Berra, OF Mickey Mantle

W-L: 103-51, 2nd place


Faces: SS Alex Grammas, OF Stan Musial

W-L: 72-82, 6th place

With downtown hotels refusing to accommodate African-American players, the city authorizes construction of an apartment complex to house them; later, the Sunshine Skyway opens.


Faces: OF/C Elston Howard, RHP Don Larsen

W-L: 96-58, 1st place


Faces: INF Solly Hemus, LHP Harvey Haddix

W-L: 68-86, 7th place

The Tampa Bay area gets its second TV station as Ch. 8 goes on the air. After failing to win the pennant for the first time in six years, the Yankees get back on track.

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

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Phillies vs. Yankees: 1:05, Bright House Networks Field, Clearwater

The Bronx Bombers, coming off a thrashing of USF, meet up with NL MVP Jimmy Rollins, above, and the Phillies, who are Brad Lidge-less but expect to contend for the NL East title.

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