Category Archive: Articles.2016-TNP

One Last Season in the Sun: The Saga of the Senior Professional Baseball Association

In the winter of 1989, real-estate investor Jim Morley was aware…

Walking It Off—Marlins Postseason Walk-Offs

The Marlins won the World Series both times they qualified for…

Take Me Out to the Courtroom: A Look at Baseball Cases in the Florida Courts

Baseball, more than any other sport, has had a central role in…

Miami Amigos

Ever since the 1963 minor leagues realignment, the leagues that…

El Presidente: The Life and Times of Dennis Martinez

Dennis Martinez had just lost a heartbreaker of a game, 1–0,…

Field of Schemes: The Spring Training Tryout of NFL Star "Jerry LeVias"

In 1513, explorer Juan Ponce de Leon arrived in Florida, according…

Spring Training, Safe at Home!, and Baseball-on-Screen in Florida

Occasionally, baseball films spotlight sequences or storylines…

Woody Smith: The Original Mr. Marlin

When you ask a Miami Marlins fan today, “Who is Mr. Marlin?”…

Satchel Paige: Twilight with the Marlins

At the end of the 1956 season, writer Oscar Fraley observed that…

The Short but Exciting Life of the Havana Sugar Kings

The Havana Sugar Kings played in the International League between…

The Long Forgotten Florida International League

The Florida International League (FIL) existed but a brief eight…

NAPBL Gathering in Miami Gave Birth to the Caribbean Series

The 46th National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues…

Black Baseball's "Funmakers": Taking the Miami Ethiopian Clowns Seriously

Found almost exclusively in black newspapers, box scores for…

Spring Training in St. Petersburg: Its Beginnings and the Phillies' Experience in 1915

It seems obvious that Florida is an apt location for major league…

Land of New Beginnings

A poetic ode to spring training in the Sunshine State.When I…

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