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Avast Winter Of 2015! Baseball Is On The Way.

Avast Winter Of 2015! Baseball Is On The Way.

Brrr. Cold out there? It sure is here. We’re going down to three degrees in NYC tonight, but it’s a lot colder elsewhere in the East and other places up in the Northern Hemisphere all around the globe.

Let’s warm up with thoughts (and links) of baseball.

Pitchers and Catchers has arrived at last! Yesterday, the first five teams reported: the San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds to Arizona’s Cactus League and the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates to Florida’s Grapefruit League.

All 30 MLB teams will report over the next few days to either of the two spring training Leagues – 15 teams apiece, divided (mostly) by East-West. See when it’s your team’s turn here.

There are a couple exceptions. The St. Louis Cardinals, over by the Gateway to the West, still play in the Grapefruit League, as do the Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros. No Eastern teams play in the Cactus League.

A handful of teams share a stadium, so you have a shot at doubling your fun if you plan on catching some preseason baseball. I’ve color-coded those below.

Check out every team’s spring training league, city, stadium and 2015 schedule in today’s list, with links to all the stadiums and schedules.

P&C lasts through the first couple of days in March, and then we go into a month of exhibition baseball.

In a return to some kind of tradition, the first regular season game of 2015 is April 5th with the Cardinals facing the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field at 8:05PM EST. Every other team plays on April 6th. There is no stuttered start to the season and, in fact, not one overseas game this time around (for the whole year).

NATIONAL LEAGUE

SPRING TRAINING LEAGUE

CITY

STADIUM

EAST
Atlanta Braves Grapefruit Lake Buena Vista Champion Stadium (ESPN WWOSC) Schedule
Miami Marlins Grapefruit Jupiter Roger Dean Stadium Schedule
New York Mets Grapefruit Port St. Lucie Tradition Field Schedule
Philadelphia Phillies Grapefruit Clearwater Bright House Field Schedule
Washington Nationals Grapefruit Viera Space Coast Stadium Schedule
CENTRAL
Chicago Cubs Cactus Mesa Sloan Park Schedule
Cincinnati Reds Cactus Goodyear Goodyear Ballpark Schedule
Milwaukee Brewers Cactus Phoenix Maryvale Baseball Park Schedule
Pittsburgh Pirates Grapefruit Bradenton McKechnie Field Schedule
St. Louis Cardinals Grapefruit Jupiter Roger Dean Stadium Schedule
WEST
Arizona Diamondbacks Cactus Scottsdale Salt River Fields Schedule
Colorado Rockies Cactus Scottsdale Salt River Fields Schedule
Los Angeles Dodgers Cactus Glendale Camelback Ranch Schedule
San Diego Padres Cactus Peoria Peoria Sports Complex Schedule
San Francisco Giants Cactus Scottsdale Scottsdale Stadium Schedule

AMERICAN LEAGUE

SPRING TRAINING LEAGUE

CITY

STADIUM

EAST
Baltimore Orioles Grapefruit Sarasota Ed Smith Stadium Schedule
Boston Red Sox Grapefruit Fort Myers JetBlue Park Schedule
New York Yankees Grapefruit Tampa George M. Steinbrenner Field Schedule
Tampa Bay Rays Grapefruit Port Charlotte Charlotte Sports Park Schedule
Toronto Blue Jays Grapefruit Dunedin Florida Auto Exchange Stadium Schedule
CENTRAL
Detroit Tigers Grapefruit Lakeland Joker Marchant Stadium Schedule
Chicago White Sox Cactus Glendale Camelback Ranch Schedule
Cleveland Indians Cactus Goodyear Goodyear Ballpark Schedule
Kansas City Royals Cactus Surprise Surprise Stadium Schedule
Minnesota Twins Grapefruit Fort Myers Hammond Stadium Schedule
WEST
Houston Astros Grapefruit Kissimmee Osceola County Stadium Schedule
Los Angeles Angels Cactus Tempe Tempe Diablo Stadium Schedule
Oakland Athletics Cactus Phoenix Hohokam Stadium Schedule
Seattle Mariners Cactus Peoria Peoria Sports Complex Schedule
Texas Rangers Cactus Surprise Surprise Stadium Schedule

Photo: sportstalkflorida.com

NBA: Players with 1,000 Games Played for a Single Team

MOST GAMES PLAYED FOR ONE TEAM, BY TEAM

TEAM PLAYER GAMES PLAYED
Boston Celtics John Havlicek 1,270
Robert Parish 1,106
Paul Pierce 1,102
Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki* 1,239
Detroit Pistons Joe Dumars 1,018
Houston Rockets Hakeem Olajuwon 1,177
Calvin Murphy 1,002
Indiana Pacers Reggie Miller 1,389
Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant* 1,280
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1,093
New York Knicks Patrick Ewing 1,039
Seattle SuperSonics Gary Payton 999**
San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan* 1,302
Tony Parker* 979**
Utah Jazz John Stockton 1,504
Karl Malone 1,434

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MOST GAMES PLAYED FOR ONE TEAM

PLAYER TEAM GAMES PLAYED
1. John Stockton Utah Jazz 1,504
2. Karl Malone Utah Jazz 1,434
3. Reggie Miller Indiana Pacers 1,389
4. Tim Duncan* San Antonio Spurs 1,302
5. Kobe Bryant* Los Angeles Lakers 1,280
6. John Havlicek Boston Celtics 1,270
7. Dirk Nowitzki* Dallas Mavericks 1,239
8. Hakeem Olajuwon Houston Rockets 1,177
9. Robert Parish Boston Celtics 1,106
10. Paul Pierce Boston Celtics 1,102
11. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Los Angeles Lakers 1,093
12. Patrick Ewing New York Knicks 1,039
13. Joe Dumars Detroit Pistons 1,018
14. Calvin Murphy Houston Rockets 1,002
15. Gary Payton Seattle SuperSonics 999*

 

NFC and AFC Conference Championship Games That Went Into Overtime

The New York Giants Win The 2007 NFC Conference Championship On Lawrence Tynes Overtime Field Goal...Over The Green Bay Packers

The New York Giants Win The 2007 NFC Conference Championship On Lawrence Tynes’ Overtime Field Goal…Over The Green Bay Packers

What a game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers! The Packers owned the Seahawks all the way until the final two minutes…and overtime.

A Russell Wilson rushing TD, onside kick recovery, key passes in Seattle’s final regulation drive, a Marshawn Lynch 24-yard TD run and a two-point conversion (whew) – all in the space of 2:09 – put the Seahawks on top by three. The Pack tied it up in the final seconds only to lose the game in overtime, thanks to a three-minute precision passing attack by Mr. Wilson. Wow.

And so, the Seattle Seahawks are on the way to their second Super Bowl in a row (more on that tomorrow).

But let’s check back in on the Conference Championship first. How many overtime thrillers have there been?

Including today’s NFC Championship, six. Just one for the AFC and five for the NFC (four of those in the last eight seasons, to boot).

Both of the recent New York Giants‘ Super Bowl wins (2007, 2011) against the New England Patriots were preceded by Big Blue overtime wins in the NFC Championship. Uh-Oh Tom Brady!

OVERTIME NFC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SEASON WINNER LOSER SUPER BOWL
1998 Atlanta Falcons 30 Minnesota Vikings 27 LOST
2007 New York Giants 23 Green Bay Packers 20 WON
2009 New Orleans Saints 31 Minnesota Vikings 28 WON
2011 New York Giants 20 San Francisco 49ers 17 WON
2014 Seattle Seahawks 28 Green Bay Packers 22 TBD

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OVERTIME AFC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SEASON WINNER LOSER SUPER BOWL
1986 Denver Broncos 23 Cleveland Browns 20 LOST

Photo: Jamie Squire, Getty via nydailynews.com

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