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Arizona Fall League launches today

Arizona Fall LeagueIf you’re in the Phoenix area, this is the third part of the baseball season for fans, as the Arizona Fall League — featuring MLB’s elite prospects — opens its 20th anniversary season today.

The slate today: Scottsdale Scorpions at Phoenix Desert Dogs (12:35 p.m.), Surprise Saguaros at Peoria Javelinas (12:35 p.m.) and Mesa Solar Sox at Salt River Rafters (6:35 p.m.).

The six-team league, owned and operated by Major League Baseball, plays six days per week (Monday-Saturday) at six spring-training ballparks: HoHoKam Park (Solar Sox), Peoria Sports Complex (Javelinas), Phoenix Municipal Stadium (Desert Dogs), Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (Salt River Rafters), Scottsdale Stadium (Scorpions) and Surprise Stadium (Saguaros).

The popular seventh-annual Rising Stars Game is scheduled for Saturday, November 3 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The league’s championship game is slated for Saturday, November 17 at Scottsdale Stadium.

The Salt River Rafters are the defending league champion.


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