A peek at the past
Phillies 6-foot-5 left-handed pitcher Eppa Rixey picks oranges during spring training in 1917 in St. Petersburg. (photo courtesy of Bob Warrington).
A historical look at the dates of March 12-18
March 12, 1939
Wall of Fame OF Johnny Callison born in Qualls, OK.
March 12, 1980
OF Chuck Klein is elected to baseball's Hall of Fame by a vote of the Veterans Committee.
March 14, 1967
Phillies open a minor league training complex, Carpenter Field, in Clearwater.
March 15, 1923
The Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers) defeat the Boston Braves, 12-7, in the very first spring training game ever played in Clearwater. The game took place at Clearwater Athletic Field.