From Phil Hecken at the Uni Watch Blog on March 5:
The Detroit Tigers and have been playing their spring training baseball in Lakeland, Florida, longer than any other major league baseball team in one location. In 1934, they began their relationship with this Florida town, playing continuously except for a three year “hiatus” due to World War II. Before that they trained at ten different sites over thirty or so years. Thus, if you discount the war years, the Tigers this spring are celebrating their 75th Anniversary of training in Lakeland.
Uni Watch reader, and my buddy, Tod Hess, recently went down to Florida to take in the space shuttle launch and watch some Tiger action in Lakeland. He’ll be giving us a bit of a rundown a bit later in this article. But first, a brief history of the Tigers spring home since 1934.
Read the full article here: http://www.uniwatchblog.com/2011/03/05/detroit-tiger-spring-training-2011-323/
Originally published: March 7, 2011. Last Updated: March 7, 2011.