Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Baseball Exhibit Finds New Home in Scottsdale

The Scottsdale Spring Training History Exhibit is beginning a new “homestand” at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The free exhibit features memorabilia from players and teams that have trained in the Cactus League, plus artifacts from the original Scottsdale Stadium.

The items are part of an exhibit that ran through March at the Scottsdale Historical Museum. They are now on display in the Center for the Arts’ atrium through the July 12 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Phoenix.

The exhibit not only features items from the Scottsdale Historical Museum, but also from the collections of two Scottsdale restaurants synonymous with spring training – the Pink Pony and Don & Charlie’s.

The Scottsdale baseball exhibit and the restaurants are part of the Cactus League Legacy Trail, an effort to recognize and celebrate the rich history of Cactus League baseball. Six memorabilia collections in Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe and Phoenix make up the trail. In addition to the Scottsdale baseball exhibit now at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the Legacy Trail exhibits also can be found at the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park, Pink Pony, Don & Charlie’s, Arizona Museum for Youth and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal Four.

For a map of the Cactus League Legacy Trail, visit