Thursday, February 22, 2024

Vern Swaback 2019 Arizona Historymaker photographed by Paul Markow

 Another AZ Historymaker photo by professional photographer Paul Markow. This one features Vern Swaback, honored in 2019 as Historymaker. Paul remembers Vern took out his trumpet and Blaze marched right over to Vern.

Dwight W. "Pat" Patterson, 1993 AZ Historymaker and Father of Arizona Baseball Spring Training

 Spring Baseball Training in Arizona kicks off February 22. Thanks to Dwight W. "Pat" Patterson (1912-1999) Rancher and "Father" of Arizona Baseball Spring Training. Honored as an AZ Historymaker in 1993. For all his efforts to get baseball to Arizona, we are grateful.

There are 10 Cactus League stadiums in Arizona: American Family Fields of Phoenix, Camelback Ranch-Glendale, Goodyear Ballpark, Hohokam Park, Peoria Sports Complex, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Sloan Park, Scottsdale Stadium, Surprise Stadium and Tempe Diablo Stadium.