Reiss: SABR Arizona Fall League Experience puts focus on women in baseball

From Dawn Reiss at Connect Sports on September 26,  2019:

The Arizona Fall League is sometimes called one of baseball’s best kept secrets.

Hundreds of dollars are spent by fans visiting spring training events in Arizona. But tickets are much easier (and cheaper) to come by to see Major League Baseball prospects in the Arizona Fall League.

Alumni of the league include Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout, Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper, catchers “Buster” Posey of the San Francisco Giants and Gary Sánchez of the New York Yankees, New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso and Ronald Acuña Jr., the Atlanta Braves outfielder who was the 2018 National League Rookie of the Year.

“It’s fascinating because spring training has become a massive business and most dates are sold out,” says Scott Bush, CEO for the Society for American Baseball Research. “With the fall league, you could probably attend a game for $5 and see a lot of great people.”

Read the full article here:

Originally published: October 2, 2019. Last Updated: October 2, 2019.