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Baseball fans make the most of Arizona during spring training

Baseball fans make the most of Arizona during spring training

Cubs legend Fergie Jenkins was holding court at his regular corner table at Don & Charlie's restaurant, where I'd joined him for a steak dinner to talk spring training.

I wanted to get some tips about this area where the former pitcher trained with the Cubs from 1967 to '73 and '82 to '83 — and to hear a few stories about how things have changed.

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"Spring training, you know there's no comparison to nowadays," said Jenkins, a full-time resident of nearby Anthem for the last 15 years. "Back when I was playing, we just had a...

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