Spring Training is here and we wanted to share some fun facts with you and common baseball injuries to look out for!
Arizona Baseball Fun Facts
Mesa has been hosting the Cubs since 1952. Previous to Hohokam Park and Fitch Park, the Chicago Cubs Spring Training facility was called Rendezvous Park.
The Diamondbacks have the first Major League Baseball spring training facility in the nation to be built on Native American land.
San Francisco Giants
The original Scottsdale Stadium was built in 1956 and served as the former Cactus League home of the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Oakland A’s and now the San Francisco Giants.
Most Common Baseball Injuries
In Children Eye Injuries are the most common baseball injuries in children, while as many as 45% of pitchers under the age of 12 have chronic elbow pain.
In Teenagers Other than lacerations and bruises, the most common teenage baseball injuries are sprains and strains. However, pitchers suffer the most from overuse injuries. About 58% of high school pitchers suffer from an overuse injury of the elbow or shoulder.
In Professionals Recent studies show the most common baseball injuries among fielders include hamstring & groin strains. While pitchers tend to strain/tear ligaments in the elbow or rotator cuff.
A quote from the Diamondbacks Strength Coach, Nate Shaw!
“From my perspective, the warm up is one of the most important parts of the day. It prepares athletes for a day consisting of reactive movements in every plane. Our goal with the warm up is to have athletes go through a series of planned movements, lubricating the joints and raising the body temperature enough to sweat. A rise in core temperature and preemptive motion in all directional planes are two of the bigger themes for us, especially during spring training.”
To purchase tickets to a Diamondbacks spring training game, visit The Arizona Diamondbacks website.
Are you or your child experiencing one of the above listed conditions? Contact Us today to schedule an injury assessment!