7196
Arizona
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
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,199
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Getting There
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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
Moderate
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

Lunch during day games or dinner during night games on your own at the ball parks. All four games will be Cubs games unless the team has a day off in the schedule. In this (rare) case, 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 December 15.
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Jerry Kindall
Jerry Kindall is a former Major League Baseball infielder who played eight seasons for the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins — his final season in 1965 with the American League champion Twins. Co-editor of the best-selling “The Baseball Coaching Bible,” Jerry coached the University of Arizona baseball team to three NCAA championships and a school-record 861 victories before retiring in 1996.
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