2012 Cubs Spring Training

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In memory of Robert Brinton 1951-2011.

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Hohokam Park

Hohokam Park, Winter home of the Chicago Cubs.

Robert Brinton

President Mesa Convention & Visitors Bureau, Past President Cactus Baseball League, Past "Big Ho" Mesa Hohokams.

Robert Brinton Family

Brinton family grouped around memorial emblem on Hohokam field.

Cactus League memorial baseball.

Special, gold lettered, baseball thrown out at all Cactus League parks on opening day.

Cactus League memorial baseball.

Reverse side of memorial ball honoring Robert Brinton.

Mayor Scott Smith & Nanette Brinton

Mesa mayor Scott Smith presents Mrs. Robert Brinton with memorial plaque.

Nanette Brinton, Tom Ricketts & Todd Ricketts

Chicago Cubs Chairman Of The Board Tom Rickettes & board member Todd Rickettes present Mrs. Robert Brinton a check for $2500 for the Mesa Historial Museum in Robert Brintons memory.

Nanette Brinton & Tom Ricketts

Chicago Cubs Chairman Of The Board Tom Rickettes present Mrs. Robert Brinton with a framed photograph of the Chicago Cubs marquee with a memorial to Robert Brinton.

Robert Brinton Flag

On Wednesday March 14, 2012 a special flag was flown, for the first time, in Left Center Field at Hohokam Park in memory of Robert Brinton.

Robert Brinton Flag

On Wednesday March 14, 2012 a special flag was flown for the first time in Left Center Field at Hohokam Park in memory of Robert Brinton.

Jim Adduci

Jim Adduci runs to first base at Hohokam Park on Tuesday March 6, 2012.

Jeff Baker

Jeff Baker plays first base at Hohokam Park on Monday March 12, 2012.

Jeff Baker

Jeff Baker gets a base hit at Hohokam Park on Wednesday March 14, 2012.

Jeff Baker

Jeff Baker runs to first base at Hohokam Park on Wednesday March 14, 2012.

Jeff Baker

Jeff Baker plays in right field at Hohokam Park on Monday March 26, 2012.

Jeff Beliveau

Jeff Beliveau pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 15, 2012.

Jeff Beliveau

Jeff Beliveau pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 15, 2012.

Jeff Beliveau

Jeff Beliveau pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 15, 2012.

Michael Brenly

Michael Branly catches at Hohokam Park on Tuesday March 6, 2012.

Michael Brenly

Michael Brenly at bat at Hohokam Park on Tuesday March 6, 2012.

Michael Brenly

Michael Brenly runs to first base at Hohokam Park on Tuesday March 6, 2012

Tony Campana

Tony Campana at bat at Hohokam Park on Monday March 5, 2012.

Tony Campana

Tony Campana lays down a bunt at Hohokam Park on Monday March 5, 2012.

Adrian Cardenas

Adrian Cardenas at bat at Hohokam Park on Wednesday March 14, 2012.

Lendy Castillo

Lendy Castillo pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Lendy Castillo

Lendy Castillo pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Lendy Castillo

Lendy Castillo pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Welington Castillo

Welington Castillo at bat at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Welington Castillo

Welington Castillo runs towards first base at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Starlin Castro

Starlin Castro plays Short Stop at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 8, 2012.

Starlin Castro

Starlin Castro plays Short Stop at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 8, 2012.

Starlin Castro

Starlin Castro gets ready to cut off throw from outfielder at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 8, 2012.

Starlin Castro

Starlin Castro gets a hit at Hohokam Park on Wednesday March 28, 2012.

Steve Clevenger

Steve Clevenger gets a base hit at Hohokam Park on Monday March 5, 2012.

Casey Coleman

Casey Coleman pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Wednesday March 14, 2012.

Casey Coleman

Casey Coleman pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Wednesday March 14, 2012.

Casey Coleman

Casey Coleman pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Wednesday March 14, 2012.

David DeJesus

David DeJesus at bat at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Ryan Dempster

Ryan Dempster pitches at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 15, 2012.

Ryan Dempster

Ryan Dempster pitches at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 15, 2012.

Ryan Dempster

Ryan Dempster pitches at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 15, 2012.

Ryan Dempster

Ryan Dempster pitches at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 15, 2012

Ryan Dempster

Ryan Dempster pitches at Hohokam Park on Friday March 30, 2012.

Ryan Dempster

Ryan Dempster pitches at Hohokam Park on Friday March 30, 2012.

Rafael Dolis

Rafael Dolis pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Rafael Dolis

Rafael Dolis pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Matt Garza

Matt Garza pitches at Hohokam Park on Friday March 16, 2012.

Matt Garza

Matt Garza pitches at Hohokam Park on Friday March 16, 2012.

Matt Garza

Matt Garza pitches at Hohokam Park on Friday March 16, 2012.

Matt Garza

Matt Garza pitches at Hohokam Park on Friday March 16, 2012.

Jae-Hoon Ha

Jae-Hoon Ha runs to second base at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Jae-Hoon Ha

Jae Hoon Ha slides into second base at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Billy Hatcher

Cincinatti first base coach & ex Iowa Cub Billy Hatcher at Hohokam Park on Monday March 12, 2012.

Brett Jackson

Brett Jackson at bat at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Brett Jackson

Brett Jackson at bat at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Reed Johnson

Reed Johnson runs towards third base at Hohokam Park on Monday March 5, 2012.

Reed Johnson

Reed Johnson gets a base hit at Hohokam Park on Wednesday March 14, 2012.

Reed Johnson

Reed Johnson runs to first base at Hohokam Park on Wednesday March 14, 2012.

Bryan LaHair

Bryan LaHair at bat at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Bryan LaHair

Bryan LaHair at bat at Hohokam Park on Monday March 5, 2012.

Pat Listach

Chicago Cubs coach & Ex. Ia. Cub mgr. Pat Listach coaches at third base at Hohokam Park on Monday March 5, 2012.

Rodrigo Lopez

Rodrigo Lopez pitches at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Rodrigo Lopez

Rodrigo Lopez pitches at Hohokam park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Rodrigo Lopez

Rodrigo Lopez pitches at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Paul Maholm

Paul Maholm pitches at Hohokam Park on Monday March 26, 2012.

Paul Maholm

Paul Maholm pitches at Hohokam Park on Monday March 26, 2012.

Paul Maholm

Paul Maholm pitches at Hohokam Park on Monday March 26, 2012.

Paul Maholm

Paul Maholm pitches at Hohokam Park on Monday March 26, 2012.

Paul Maholm

Paul Maholm runs from second towards third base at Hohokam Park on Monday March 26, 2012.

Scott Maine

Scott Maine pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 8, 2012.

Scott Maine

Scott Maine pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 8, 2012.

Scott Maine

Scott Maine pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 8, 2012.

Carlos Marmol

Carlos Marmol pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 8, 2012.

Carlos Marmol

Carlos Marmol pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 8, 2012.

Carlos Marmol

Carlos Marmol pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 8, 2012.

Carlos Marmol

Carlos Marmol pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 8, 2012.

Joe Mather

Joe Mather hits a triple at Hohokam Park on Tuesday March 6, 2012.

Joe Mather

Joe Mather runs towards first base at Hohokam Park on TuesdayMarch 6, 2012.

Trever Miller

Trever Miller pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Trever Miller

Trever Miller pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Trever Miller

Trever Miller pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Trever Miller

Trever Miller pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Jonathan Mota

Jonathan Mota at bat at Hohokam Park on Tuedsay March 6, 2012.

Jonathan Mota

Jonathan Mota runs towards first base at Hohokam Park on Tuesday March 6, 2012.

Blake Parker

Blake Parker pitches at Hohokam Park on Monday March 5, 2012.

Blake Parker

Blake Parker pitches at Hohokam Park on Monday March 5, 2012.

Blake Parker

Blake Parker pitches at Hohokam Park on Monday March 5, 2012.

Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols at Hohokam Park on Saturday March 31, 2012.

Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols at bat at Hohokam Park on Saturday March 31, 2012.

Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols at bat at Hohokam Park on Saturday March 31, 2012.

Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols runs to first base at Hohokam Park on Saturday March 31, 2012.

Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols plays first base at Hohokam Park on Saturday March 31, 2012.

Albert Pujols & Darwin Barney

Albert Pujols makes a play on Darwin Barney at Hohokam Park on Saturday March 31, 2012.

Dae-Eun Rhee

Dae-Eun Rhee pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Dae-Eun Rhee

Dae-Eun Rhee pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Dae-Eun Rhee

Dae-Eun Rhee pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Anthony Rizzo

Anthony Rizzo at bat at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 8, 2012.

Anthony Rizzo

Anthony Rizzo plays at first base at Hohokam Park on Wednesday March 14, 2012.

Chris Rusin

Chris Rusin pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Tuesday March 6, 2012.

Chris Rusin

Chris Rusin pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Tuesday March 6, 2012.

Chris Rusin

Chris Rusin pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Tuesday March 6, 2012.

James Russell

James Russell pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 15, 2012.

James Russell

James Russell pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 15, 2012.

James Russell

James Russell pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 15, 2012.

Jeff Samardzija

Jeff Samardzija pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Monday March 12, 2012.

Jeff Samardzija

Jeff Samardzija pitches, in relief, at hohokam Park on Monday March 12, 2012.

Jeff Samardzija

Jeff Samardzija pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Monday March 12, 2012.

Jeff Samardzija

Jeff Samardzija pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Monday March 12, 2012.

Jeff Samardzija

Jeff Samardzija pitches at Hohokam Park on Wednesday March 28, 2012.

Jeff Samardzija

Jeff Samardzija gets congratulations for his triple from third base coach, Pat Listach at Hohokam Park on Wednesday March 28, 2012.

Matt Sappelt

Matt Sappelt hits a double at Hohokam Park on Tuesday March 6, 2012.

Matt Sappelt

Matt Sappelt runs towards first base at Hohokam Park on Tuesday March 6, 2012.

Bobby Scales

Bobby Scales runs towards first base at Hohokam Park on Wednesday March 14, 2012.

Alfonso Soriano

Alfonso Soriano runs towards first base at Hohokam Park on Sunday March 4, 2012.

Alfonso Soriano

Alfonso Soriano gets a base hit at Hohokam Park on Wednesday March 28, 2012.

Geovany Soto

Geovany Soto at bat at Hohokam Park on Wednesday March 14, 2012.

Geovany Soto

Geovany Soto runs towards first base at Hohokam Park on Wednesday March 14, 2012.

Geovany Soto

Geovany Soto catches at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 15, 2012.

Geovany Soto

Geovany Soto gets a base hit at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 15, 2012.

Josh Vitters

Josh Vitters at bat at Hohokam Park on Tuesday March 6, 2012.

Josh Vitters

Josh Vitters runs towards first base at Hohokam Park on Tuesday March 6, 2012.

Casey Weathers

Casey Weathers pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Monday March 5, 2012.

Casey Weathers

Casey Weathers pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Monday March 5, 2012.

Casey Weathers

Casey Weathers pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Monday March 5, 2012.

Randy Wells

Randy Wells pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Saturday March 24, 2012.

Randy Wells

Randy Wells pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Saturday March 24, 2012.

Randy Wells

Randy Wells pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Saturday March 24, 2012.

Randy Wells

Randy Wells pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Saturday March 24, 2012.

Kerry Wood

Kerry Wood pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 8, 2012.

Kerry Wood

Kerry Wood pitches, in relief, at Hohokam Park on Thursday March 8, 2012.