The Giants' Camp For Boys Application


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The Giants' Camp For Boys Application

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Baseball Camp Application


San Francisco Giants (Baseball team)
New York Giants (Baseball team)
Sanford (Fla.)


Brochure for the San Francisco Giants Camp for Boys in Sanford, Florida. The Giants Spring Training Facility offered a summer athletic experience for boys in order to gain extra revenue. The first page contains information on membership, rates, reservations, and visitors. Page two describes their policies on letter writing, insurance, miscellaneous, camp opening, and enrollment. Page three is an application, and page four contains a special message to the parents from Director Fred R. Ganas. In 1947, the City of Sanford collaborated with the New York Giants to layout and create a 10-diamond practice field.  The Giants also owned the Mayfair Hotel and Mayfair Country Club and golf course until the early-1960s, and players would use these facilities when staying in town for training.

Sanford entered the world of pro ball in 1919 with the formation of the Class D Florida State League. In its inaugural season, the Celeryfeds won the first half pennant, finishing in a tie with Orlando for the best overall record. Although the league folded in 1928, it was revived in 1936, and once again included a team from Sanford called the Lookouts, which was part of the Senators family of clubs. This struggling team finally turned around when they acquired former Major League star, Dale Alexander, as manager and first baseman in 1939. In over 80 years of Florida State League history, no team has ever matched their .737 winning percentage that season. The next season, the Sanford Seminoles emerged as the city's baseball team.


Original application by the San Francisco Giants: "The Giants' Camp for Boys, the Giants' Farm System Training Base, Sanford, Florida.": Baseball Exhibit, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.

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Original application by the San Francisco Giants: "The Giants' Camp for Boys, the Giants' Farm System Training Base, Sanford, Florida."

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Baseball Exhibit, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
Sanford Baseball Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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4-page paper application






Sanford, Florida

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Originally created and owned by the San Francisco Giants.

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Copyright to this resource is held by the San Francisco Giants and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.


Marra, Katherine

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Hodgkin, Mayme. "Airport Activities Gain Speed." Orlando Morning Sentinel, September 25, 1947. Digital reproduction of newspaper article on University of Florida Digital Collections.
McCarthy, Kevin. Baseball in Florida. Sarasota, Florida: Pineapple Press, 1996.
Singletary, Wes. Florida's First Big League Baseball Players: A Narrative History. Charleston, South Carolina: History Press, 2006.

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4-page application


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