18452
Sarasota
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
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,199
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Getting There
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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.
Activity Level
Moderate

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 2017.
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Richard Westcott
Rich Westcott has been a writer and editor for nearly 40 years. He is the author of “A Century of Philadelphia Sports” and ten other books, including “Phillies Encyclopedia.” All of Rich’s books reflect a sports theme, but the majority of his writings are related to baseball and the Phillies team. He is the founder of Phillies Report, the nation’s oldest, continuous baseball team newspaper. Rich also teaches sports writing at LaSalle University and is an official scorer at Phillies games.
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Tommy Giles
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Richard Westcott
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Allen G. Goldis
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John Counsell
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Mike Hawn
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