History of Cactus League next Sunset Library topic

The history of Arizona’s Cactus
League, including spring training
baseball at Chandler’s Compadre
Stadium, is the featured topic at
the next Our Stories guest speaker
presentation Saturday, March 15, at
Sunset branch library, 4930 W. Ray
Road.
The program runs from 10:30
a.m. to noon.
The Our Stories series is
presented by the Chandler Museum,
Chandler Historical Society and the
Chandler Public Library.
The free event will include a
presentation by Rodney Johnson,
president of the Arizona Chapter for
the Society for American Baseball
Research.
His presentation will delve into
more than 60 years of spring training
history in Arizona, including some
rarely seen photographs, little-known
and long-forgotten facts, and a chance
for the audience to ask questions.
Johnson is also an official scorer
for the Arizona Diamondbacks and
historian for “Play Ball: The Cactus
League Experience,” an exhibit
presented by the Mesa Historical
Museum.
The Our Stories series continues on
April 12 with a presentation on Arizona
music history with legendary Valley
radio DJ Johnny D.
The May topic will be the history
of the Ocotillo area of south Chandler.
Information: 480-782-2751 or www.
chandleraz.gov/museum.

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