FLOR500, Garden 230 Al Lang, Mayor (1870–1960) Al Lang was a businessman from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who moved to St. Petersburg in 1910 for health reasons. He helped bring baseball to the city by encouraging first the St. Louis Browns in 1914, and then Philadelphia Phillies in 1915 to come to St. Petersburg for spring training. He believed this would boost tourism. Lang was elected mayor of St. Petersburg in 1916 and re-elected in 1918. Al Lang Stadium is named for him.
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Al Lang, Mayor 

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Al Lang, Mayor

(1870–1960)

Al Lang was a businessman from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who moved to St. Petersburg in 1910 for health reasons. He helped bring baseball to the city by encouraging first the St. Louis Browns in 1914, and then Philadelphia Phillies in 1915 to come to St. Petersburg for spring training. He believed this would boost tourism. Lang was elected mayor of St. Petersburg in 1916 and re-elected in 1918. Al Lang Stadium is named for him.





 




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