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Baseball, not cricket, in Australia? No sticky wicket for Dodgers
Baseball, not cricket, in Australia? No sticky wicket for Dodgers

SYDNEY, Australia — The Los Angeles Dodgers' season-opening series in Australia later this month takes place on some of the most hallowed sports turf in the world: the Sydney Cricket Ground. Just for comparison, baseball was being played at these cricket grounds almost 25 years before Fenway Park was built. That's right — baseball. The Sydney stadium, where the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks kick off the Major League Baseball season March 22 and 23, is primarily a cricket venue, although rugby is played there as well. Baseball's roots in Sydney date to 1888, when the Chicago White Stockings (now the Cubs) played an exhibition led by pitcher and future...

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