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Florida’s Immigrant Experiences Are Great Tourist Sights

Florida is one of the most diverse states in the nation and its history of immigration provides visitors and residents alike with many attractions that reflect this story. I have spent many decades teaching in Tampa’s historic Ybor City, which … Continue reading

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Florida’s Biggest Stadium Does Not Have A Football Field

Spring training is just around the bend in Florida and I’m teaching a class as an adjunct in the building almost next door to the largest spring training stadium in the Florida Grapefruit League, George Steinbrenner Park, spring home of … Continue reading

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Florida’s Baseball Icons Are Open For Spring Visitors

This week opens another season of Florida’s Grapefruit League and there are still baseball sites that true fans should visit if they are in the state. MCKECHNIE FIELD in Bradenton has been a spring baseball facility since 1923.  For years … Continue reading

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Florida Spring Baseball 100 Years Ago: Black and White

Florida newspapers are starting to run articles about the upcoming Florida Grapefruit League. Professional baseball has a long history in the state. The first exhibition game took place in Jacksonville in 1888 between the Washington Nationals and New York Giants. … Continue reading

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