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SABR Spring Training Database

Welcome to the SABR Spring Training Database.

A comprehensive historical and geographical listing of all professional spring training locations was compiled by the Spring Training Research Committee and is made available online here. These databases download as text-searchable .pdf files (Portable Document Files). Please download the free Adobe Reader software in order to view them.

Spring Training Database — sorted by professional team's home city

(Use the link above if you want to know every spring training location for professional teams based in Boston, Indianapolis, San Diego, etc.)

Spring Training Database — sorted by spring training host city

(Use the link above if you want to know which professional teams have ever held spring training in St. Petersburg, Florida; Tempe, Arizona, etc.)

Please send any corrections to Web Editor/Producer Jacob Pomrenke.

 

Abbreviation key

The following leagues have their spring training cities and years available in this database:

(Short-season leagues are not listed after 1967, as those teams do not have any real spring training. They first play together on Opening Day, and do not have roster cuts.)

  • Alabama-Florida League/ Alabama State League 1936-41, 1946-62 (ALFL or ALST)
  • American Association 1923-present (AA)
  • American League 1901-present (AL)
  • Appalachian League 1937-55, 1957-67 (APPY)
  • Arizona-Texas League/ Arizona-Mexico League 1937-41, 1947-50, 1952-58 (AZTX or AZMX)
  • Arkansas State League/ Arkansas-Missouri League 1934-40 (ARST or ARMO)
  • Bi-State League 1934-42 (BIST)
  • Big State League 1947-57 (BIG)
  • Blue Ridge League 1946-50 (BRL)
  • Border League 1946-51 (BRDR)
  • California League 1941-42, 1946-present (CAL)
  • Canadian League 1913 (CAN)
  • Canadian-American League 1936-42, 1946-51 (CAM)
  • Cape Breton Colliery League 1937-39 (CBC)
  • Carolina League 1945-present (CAR)
  • Central Association 1947-49 (CNTA)
  • Central League 1929, 1948-51 (CNTL)
  • Coastal Plain League 1937-41, 1947-52 (CPL)
  • Colonial League 1947-50 (COL)
  • Cotton States League 1936-41, 1947-55 (CTN)
  • Dixie League / West Dixie League / East Dixie League 1933-35 (DXE, WDXE or EDXE)
  • East Texas League / Lone Star League 1936-40, 1946-50 (ETX or LSL)
  • Eastern League / New York Pennsylvania League 1933-present (EL or NYP)
  • Eastern Shore League 1937-41, 1946-49 (ESL)
  • Evangeline League 1934-42, 1946-57 (EVGL)
  • Far West League 1947-51 (FWST)
  • Federal League 1914-15 (FED)
  • Florida International League 1946-54 (FIL)
  • Florida State League 1936-42, 1946-present (FSL)
  • Georgia-Alabama League 1946-51 (GAAL)
  • Georgia-Florida League 1935-42, 1946-58, 1962-63 (GAFL)
  • Georgia State League 1948-56 (GAST)
  • Gulf Coast League 1950-53 (GCL)
  • Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League 1931, 1935, 1937-42, 1946-61 (3I)
  • Illinois State League / Mississippi-Ohio Valley League / Midwest League 1947-present (ILST or MOV or MWL)
  • Inter-Mountain League (IMT) 1909
  • International League 1923-present (IL)
  • Interstate League 1939-52 (ISL)
  • Kansas-Oklahoma-Missouri League 1946-52 (KOM)
  • Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee League, aka Kitty League 1935-42, 1946-55 (KIT)
  • Longhorn League 1947-55 (Long)
  • Michigan State League 1940-41 (MIST)
  • Middle Atlantic League 1925-42, 1946-51 (MAL)
  • Mississippi Valley League 1922-33 (MVL)
  • Mountain State League 1937-42 (MSL)
  • Mountain States League 1948-54 (MSL)
  • National League (NL) 1899-present
  • Nebraska State League / Western League 1928-41 (NEST or WL)
  • New England League 1946-49 (NENG)
  • New York State League 1913 (NYSL)
  • North Atlantic League 1946-51 (NATL)
  • North Carolina State League 1937-42, 1945-52 (NCST)
  • Northeast Arkansas League 1936-41 (NEAR)
  • Northern League 1933-42, 1946-67 (NRTH)
  • Northwestern League (NWNL) 1910
  • Ohio State League / Ohio Indiana League 1936-41, 1944-51 (OHST or OHIN)
  • Pacific Coast League 1903-present (PCL)
  • Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York League / New York-Pennsylvania League 1939-present (PONY or NYP)
  • Pennsylvania State Association 1934-42 (PSA)
  • Piedmont League 1920-55 (PDMT)
  • Pioneer League 1939-42, 1946-67 (PNR)
  • Quebec Provincial League 1950-55 (QPVL)
  • Rio Grande Valley Association 1915 (RGVA)
  • Rio Grande Valley League 1949-50 (RGV)
  • Sooner State League 1947-57 (Soon)
  • Sophomore League 1958-61 (Soph)
  • South Atlantic League / Southern League 1936-42, 1946-present (SAL or SL)
  • Southeastern League 1937-42, 1946-50 (SEN)
  • Southern Association 1925-61 (SA)
  • Southwest International League 1951-52 (SWIL)
  • Southwestern League 1956-57 (SWST)
  • Sunset League 1947-50 (SUN)
  • Tar Heel League 1939-40, 1953-54 (THL)
  • Texas League 1923-present (TX)
  • Tobacco State League 1946-50 (TOB)
  • Tri-State League 1947-54 (Tri)
  • Union Association 1911-14 (UA)
  • Virginia League 1939-42, 1948-51 (VAL)
  • West Texas-New Mexico League 1937-42, 1946-55 (WTNM)
  • Western Association 1934-42, 1946-54 (WA)
  • Western League 1925-37, 1947-58 (WL)
  • Western Carolina(s) League / South Atlantic League 1948-52, 1960-present (WCL or SAL)
  • Western International League /Northwest League 1937-42, 1946-67 (WIL or NWL)
  • Wisconsin-Illinois League 1913 (WIIL)
  • Wisconsin State League 1940-42, 1946-53 (WIST)

The following league is an all home-based league:

  • Frontier League 1993-present

The following leagues were/are group training leagues (individual cities will not carry their teams' data; spring cities will carry league name):

  • All American Girls Baseball League 1943-54
  • Atlantic League 1998-present

Special Mentions and Notes:

  • Twin Ports League 1943 (Leagues teams were formed by draft a few days before opening day without benefit of league drills)
  • Nebraska State League 1956-59 will not be listed because of June start.
  • Only cities that started the season in the league will be listed.
  • Clubs that were moved or folded after spring drills began will be listed.
  • Clubs that carried multiple city names, had more then one home ballpark and trained at home will be noted as to which park in which spring drills were conducted.
  • Clubs that used names other then that of their home cities will be listed by their home cities.
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