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Montgomery Biscuits
The MONTGOMERY BISCUITS are a minor league baseball team based in Montgomery, Alabama . The team is the Double-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays and plays in the Southern League . The team was founded in Orlando, Florida
Orlando, Florida
, in 1973 as the Orlando Twins, an affiliate of the Minnesota Twins
Minnesota Twins
. After remaining in the Minnesota minor league organization for 20 seasons, the team became an affiliate of the Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs
for four seasons and then the Seattle Mariners
Seattle Mariners
for one. In 1999, the team became an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, and they have remained in the organization ever since. Over the years, the club changed names several times. They were the Orlando Twins for 17 seasons, then were known as the SunRays, Cubs, and Rays. The club became known as the Biscuits when it moved from the Orlando area to Montgomery in 2004
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Spring Training
In Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
(MLB) , SPRING TRAINING is a series of practices and exhibition games preceding the start of the regular season . Spring training
Spring training
allows new players to try out for roster and position spots, and gives existing players practice time prior to competitive play. Spring training
Spring training
has always attracted fan attention, drawing crowds who travel to the warmer climates to enjoy the weather and watch their favorite teams play, and spring training usually coincides with spring break for many US college students. Spring training
Spring training
typically starts in mid-February and continues until just before Opening Day
Opening Day
of the regular season, traditionally the first week of April. In some years, teams not scheduled to play on Opening Day will play spring training games that day
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Citrus Bowl
The CITRUS BOWL, officially the CITRUS BOWL PRESENTED BY OVERTON\'S, boating and marine supply, for sponsorship purposes, is an annual college football bowl game played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida . It was previously known as the TANGERINE BOWL (1947–1982), the FLORIDA CITRUS BOWL (1983–2002), the CAPITAL ONE BOWL (2003–2014) and the BUFFALO WILD WINGS CITRUS BOWL (2015–2017). The bowl is operated by Florida Citrus Sports , a non-profit group that also organizes the Camping World Bowl and Florida Classic
Florida Classic
. Since becoming one of the premier bowls, the Citrus Bowl
Citrus Bowl
is typically played at 1 p.m. EST on New Year\'s Day , immediately before the Rose Bowl , both of which have been televised on ESPN
ESPN
since 2011
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Lake Buena Vista, Florida
LAKE BUENA VISTA is a city in Orange County , Florida
Florida
, United States. It is mostly known for being the mailing address for Walt Disney World —although almost all of the resort facilities, including all four theme parks, are physically located in the adjacent city of Bay Lake . It is one of two Florida
Florida
municipalities controlled by The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
, the other being Bay Lake. The permanent residential population of Lake Buena Vista was 10 at the 2010 census . Lake Buena Vista is part of the Orlando–Kissimmee–Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area
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Orlando, Florida
ORLANDO (/ɔːrˈlændoʊ/ ) is a city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Florida and the county seat of Orange County . Located in Central Florida
Florida
, it is the center of the Orlando metropolitan area , which had a population of 2,387,138, according to U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
figures released in March 2016. These figures make it the 24th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States
United States
, and the third-largest metropolitan area in Florida. As of 2015, Orlando had an estimated city-proper population of 270,934, making it the 73rd-largest city in the United States, the fourth-largest city in Florida, and the state's largest inland city
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Anthropomorphism
ANTHROPOMORPHISM is the attribution of human traits, emotions , or intentions to non-human entities. It is considered to be an innate tendency of human psychology. PERSONIFICATION is the related attribution of human form and characteristics to abstract concepts such as nations , emotions and natural forces like seasons and the weather . Both have ancient roots as storytelling and artistic devices , and most cultures have traditional fables with anthropomorphized animals as characters. People have also routinely attributed human emotions and behavioural traits to wild as well as domestic animals
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Mascot
A MASCOT is any person, animal, or object thought to bring luck , or anything used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school , professional sports team , society , military unit , or brand name . Mascots are also used as fictional, representative spokespeople for consumer products, such as the rabbit used in advertising and marketing for the General Mills brand of breakfast cereal , Trix . Hubbard eagle, Hubbard Ohio 5'10" - 6'5" The mascot for the 2007 Special
Special
Olympics , held in Shanghai, China. Displayed in Pudong just in front of the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum . Jessica Chobot
Jessica Chobot
with a stuffed Toro Inoue (トロ), the Japanese mascot for Sony Computer Entertainment
Sony Computer Entertainment
, in Osaka In the world of sports, mascots are also used for merchandising. Team mascots are often confused with team nicknames
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American League
The AMERICAN LEAGUE OF PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL CLUBS, or simply the AMERICAN LEAGUE (AL), is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball
Baseball
(MLB) in the United States and Canada. It developed from the Western League , a minor league based in the Great Lakes states , which eventually aspired to major league status. It is sometimes called the JUNIOR CIRCUIT because it claimed Major League status for the 1901 season, 25 years after the formation of the National League (the "Senior Circuit"). At the end of every season, the American League
American League
champion plays in the World Series against the National League
National League
champion; two seasons did not end in playing a World Series
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Walt Disney World Resort
Coordinates : 28°23′07″N 81°33′50″W / 28.385233°N 81.563874°W / 28.385233; -81.563874 WALT DISNEY WORLD, officially known as the WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT, is an entertainment complex in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista , Florida
Florida
, near Orlando and Kissimmee, Florida
Florida
. Opened on October 1, 1971, the resort is owned and operated by Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Parks and Resorts , a division of The Walt Disney Company . It was initially operated by Walt Disney
Walt Disney
World Company . The property covers 27,258 acres (43 sq mi; 110 km2), featuring four theme parks , two water parks , twenty-seven themed resort hotels , nine non–Disney hotels, several golf courses, a camping resort, and other entertainment venues, including the outdoor shopping centre Disney Springs
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Detroit Tigers
The DETROIT TIGERS are an American professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan
Michigan
. The Tigers compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League
American League
(AL) Central division. One of the AL's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Detroit
Detroit
in 1901 . They are the oldest continuous one-name, one-city franchise in the AL. The Tigers have won four World Series championships (1935, 1945, 1968, and 1984), 11 AL pennants (1907, 1908, 1909, 1934, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1968, 1984, 2006, and 2012), and four AL Central division championships (2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014). The Tigers also won division titles in 1972, 1984 and 1987 while members of the AL East . The team currently plays its home games at Comerica Park in Downtown Detroit
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Richmond Flying Squirrels
The RICHMOND FLYING SQUIRRELS are a minor league baseball team based in Richmond, Virginia . The team, which is a part of the Eastern League , is the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants major league club, and plays at The Diamond . The Squirrels were previously known as the Connecticut Defenders . The Flying Squirrels mark affiliated baseball's return to Richmond after a one-year absence prompted by the relocation of the former Triple-A International League 's Richmond Braves to Lawrenceville, Georgia in 2009, where they are now called the Gwinnett Braves . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Name * 3 Logo * 4 Season records * 5 Playoffs * 6 Roster * 7 Notable alumni * 8 References * 9 External links HISTORYThe Flying Squirrels began in 1972 as the West Haven Yankees , a farm club of the New York Yankees playing games at both Quigley Stadium and Yale Field in West Haven, Connecticut
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1973 In Baseball
The following are the baseball events of the year 1973
1973
throughout the world
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Major League Baseball
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL (MLB) is a professional baseball league, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada . A total of 30 teams play in the National League (NL) and American League
American League
(AL), with 15 teams in each league. The NL and AL operated as separate legal entities from 1876 and 1901 respectively. After cooperating but remaining legally separate entities since 1903, the leagues merged into a single organization led by the Commissioner of Baseball
Baseball
in 2000. The organization also oversees Minor League Baseball
Minor League Baseball
, which comprises about 240 teams affiliated with the Major League clubs. With the World Baseball Softball Confederation , MLB manages the international World Baseball Classic tournament
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Atlanta Braves
The ATLANTA BRAVES are an American professional baseball franchise based in the Atlanta metropolitan area
Atlanta metropolitan area
. The franchise competes in Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
(MLB) as a member of the National League
National League
(NL) East division. The Braves played home games at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium from 1966 to 1996, and Turner Field from 1997 to 2016. Since 2017, their home stadium has been SunTrust Park , a new stadium 10 miles (16 km) northwest of downtown Atlanta
Atlanta
in the Cumberland neighborhood of Cobb County . The Braves play spring training games in Lake Buena Vista, Florida . In January 2017, the Braves announced a formal agreement to move their spring training home to North Port, Florida
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Biscuit (bread)
A BISCUIT in the United States
United States
and parts of Canada
Canada
, is a variety of small baked goods with a firm browned crust and a soft interior. They are made with baking powder or baking soda as a chemical leavening agent rather than yeast . They are similar to British scones or the bannock from the Shetland Isles
Shetland Isles
. Biscuits, soda breads , and cornbread , among others, are often referred to collectively as "quick breads ," to indicate that they do not need time to rise before baking
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WSFA
WSFA
WSFA
is the NBC
NBC
-affiliated television station for Central Alabama
Alabama
's Black Belt region licensed to Montgomery . It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF
VHF
channel 12 from a transmitter in Grady along the Montgomery /Pike County line. Its studios are located on Delano Avenue in West Montgomery. The station can also be viewed on cable television , with Knology and Charter channel 11. A high definition feed is offered on Charter digital channel 711 and Knology digital channel 903.The station boasts one of the largest coverage areas in Alabama, providing at least secondary coverage from the geographical center of the state to the Florida
Florida
state line and from the Black Belt region to the Chattahoochee River
Chattahoochee River
bordering Georgia
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