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1913 In Indianapolis, John Powers, founder of last year's failed mid-western Columbian League, organizes the Federal League. To avoid the agreement of the National Commission, the upstart league will operate independently with franchises in Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis.
1946 The first spring training game ever played in Arizona takes place at Tucson's Hi Corbett Field. The Indians, behind the pitching of Bob Lemon, beat the Giants, 3-1, in the inaugural Cactus League contest.

Amazon Cactus League: Spring Training
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