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Chiefs to plant palms Monday

Peoria ChiefsIt’s one of the more endearing traditions in Minor League Baseball: the Peoria Chiefs (Low Class A; Midwest League) will be planting palm trees at Peoria Chiefs Stadium on Monday.

The nine Queen Palms are currently en route from Florida and will be planted in the left-field berm at 7 a.m. on Monday, April 16.

The Chiefs have planted palm trees at the ballpark since it opened in 2002. At first 20 palm trees were plated, but over the years that number was reduced to nine Queen Palms within the ballpark.

Speaking of the ballpark: it will go by the Peoria Chiefs Stadium name this season, as the team failed to complete a naming-rights deal before the start of play.


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