Cactus League Memorabilia on Display in Scottsdale
The Cactus League has been a part of MLB spring training since 1946 and now hosts 15 pro teams every spring as they gear up for the regular season. As part of the city of Scottsdale's 60th anniversary, the "Scottsdale Spring Training History Exhibit" will be on display at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
The free exhibit will highlight memorabilia from the players and teams that have participated in the Cactus League. It also showcases historical displays and artifacts from the original Scottsdale Stadium. It also includes memorabilia from the collections of two local restaurants, the Pink Pony and Don and Charlie's. The exhibit will remain on display at the Center for the Performing Arts until the All-Star Game in Phoenix on July 12th.
Including the exhibit, six sites make up the "Cactus League Legacy Trail." The Trail aims to celebrate the success and educate fans about the history of the league. The other locations are:
- Play Ball - The Cactus League Experience exhibit at the Arizona Historical Society Museum
- The spring training memorabilia collection at the new Pink Pony restaurant
- The sports memorabilia collection at Don and Charlie's restaurant
- Play Ball - The Cactus League Experience exhibit at the Arizona Museum for Youth
- Play Ball - The Cactus League Experience exhibit at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport's Terminal Four
The Cactus League is the spring training home for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Colorado Rockies, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, San Fransisco Giants, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers. The teams play against one another at ten stadiums in the Phoenix Metropolitan area.