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The St. Petersburg Saints were a minor league baseball team that operated out of St.Petersburg, Florida. The team began as a semi-pro team and as early as October 1908, the semi-pro Saints played the Cincinnati Reds in a post-season exhibition game. By 1914, the Saints were receiving regular coverage in the local press.. They played in the Florida State League from 1920-1928 and then folded operations. A second team, also called the St.Petersburg Saints played in the Florida International League from 1947-1954 and the Florida State League from 1955-1965. The team won four championships and were owned by R. Vernon and Irene C. Eckert from 1951-1954.


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