Baseball: Spring Training with the Phillies, Pirates & Orioles
Hey there, sports fans! Come spring into baseball season as you speak with experts, attend up to four games between classic teams and learn the story behind America’s national pastime.
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Program No. 18452RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Hear the crack of the bat and see the world’s best players up close at four spring training games (weather permitting). Meet retired players and umpires, learn about the Negro League and delve into the history of baseball, its rules and its legends. Learn about and attend games of three storied teams who train in Florida: the Philadelphia Phillies, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Baltimore Orioles.
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On Your Feet

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy four spring training ballgames (schedule released in December) featuring the Phillies, Pirates and O’s.
  • Delve into the history of the old ballgame from the 19th century to today.
  • “C’mon blue!” Learn about life calling balls and strikes from a retired MLB ump.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available. Major League Spring Training baseball schedules will be posted in November/December 2018.
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Tommy Giles
Tom Giles is an avid baseball enthusiast and historian who has taught about the game for years. Having moved from Chicago to Sarasota in 1994, the question frequently asked of him is which Major League Baseball team is his favorite — Chicago Cubs, White Sox or, possibly, the Tampa Bay Rays? (Psssst … be sure to ask him.) Tom was a school administrator and instructor for more than 20 years, teaching math, history and English, and overseeing it all as a principal.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Tommy Giles
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