Chicago Cubs: Arizona Spring Training Baseball
Watch the Chicago Cubs prepare for the upcoming season during Spring Training at their new baseball complex in Mesa, Arizona. Meet baseball historians, writers, former players and more!
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Program No. 7196RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

From curse to dynasty – is it possible? Join the 2016 World Series champion Chicago Cubs and their legion of fans as we both celebrate and look to the future of this storied franchise - and it all begins in the intimate and casual atmosphere of Arizona’s Cactus League. Study the game’s history with a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, sing along with the official organist of the Arizona Diamondbacks, enjoy tall tales of legends past and discuss Cubs’ greats like Ryne Sandberg. In 2014, the Cubs opened their new baseball complex in Mesa, a destination in its own right.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to a ½ mile; stairs at ballparks. Games attended are dependent on Cactus League schedule, which is finalized in December.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy a variety of ballparks and “America’s Favorite Pastime” during four spring training games.
  • Meet retired players (including a former Cub) and hear from a sportswriter on how he conveys the beat of the game.
  • Go behind the scenes of one of major league baseball’s most innovative ballparks, Chase Field, regular-season home of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

General Notes

Meals that take place during games are on your own. In the rare case that the Cubs have a day off, a substitute game will be offered. While we request seats in the shade, we occasionally will be in the sun. For best group seating, register by Dec. 15.
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Jacob Pomrenke
Jacob Pomrenke is the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) Director of Editorial Content. He has been a SABR member since 1998 and is the chairman and newsletter editor for the Black Sox Scandal Research Committee. He is the author of "Scandal on the South Side: The 1919 Chicago White Sox", published by SABR in 2015. He is also a member of the Baseball Records, Deadball Era and BioProject committees. He writes regular columns on baseball history for TheNationalPastimeMuseum.com. Before he joined the SABR staff in 2011, he spent 10 years working as a reporter in California.

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

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