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SPORTS TRIVIA 02-12
Written by Staff Report   
Monday, February 11, 2013 6:10 PM

Trivia

Q:  With pitchers and catchers reporting this week, the Cincinnati Reds open another Cactus League spring training season in Arizona. How many teams currently train in Arizona?

A: Fifteen, including the Reds and Indians (Goodyear, Ariz.), White Sox and Dodgers (Glendale), Brewers (Maryvale), Rangers and Royals (Surprise), Mariners and Padres (Peoria), Rockies, Giants & DiamondBacks (Scottsdale), A's (Phoenix), Angels (Tempe) and Cubs (Mesa).


Today in … 

1942 – The Cubs drop plans to play night baseball games at Comiskey Park, south side home field of the White Sox. The two Chicago clubs had been negotiating a potential deal, but the Sox politely refuse the request. Cubs had planned to host night games at Wrigley Field during the '42 season, and lighting equipment had been delivered to the ballpark at 1060 West Addison St. The equipment was donated to the war effort following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the previous Dec. 7. After VJ-Day in 1945, Cubs owner P.K. Wrigley will have a change of heart. Lights are not installed at Wrigley Field until 1988, 11 years after the owner's death.


Birthdays

Raiders tackle Lincoln Kennedy, born 1971. Pacers center Scot (The Butcher) Pollard, born 1975.