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fisk4ever
04-09-2012, 08:20 PM
Remember when Kansas City was the westernmost major league team?
This article discusses air travel's effect on expansion.
"On June 8, 1934, Cincinnati GM Larry MacPhail flew 19 of his players to Chicago for a series with the Cubs,1 making the Reds the first team to travel by airplane." http://alexreisner.com/baseball/history/geotrans

Daver
04-09-2012, 08:29 PM
As plane travel become more popular it made possible one of the biggest things to happen in MLB, Walter O'Malley moved the Dodgers to Los Angeles, and talked the Giants into moving as well out of necessity.

Railsplitter
04-10-2012, 09:27 AM
Also, there were only "travel days" in the World Series if a 24 hour+ train ride was needed toget there. Cities close enough to be serviced by overnight trains could have a seven game series over in seven days, barring rainouts.

gregoriop
04-10-2012, 10:15 AM
Also, there were only "travel days" in the World Series if a 24 hour+ train ride was needed toget there. Cities close enough to be serviced by overnight trains could have a seven game series over in seven days, barring rainouts.

Can we have this back please.

chisoxfanatic
04-10-2012, 10:32 AM
Can we have this back please.
No kidding. There are way too many days off during the playoffs in general.

MeteorsSox4367
04-10-2012, 04:26 PM
When I saw the thread title, my first thought was Connecticut. Isn't that the halfway point between New York and Boston?:rolleyes:

DSpivack
04-10-2012, 05:08 PM
When I saw the thread title, my first thought was Connecticut. Isn't that the halfway point between New York and Boston?:rolleyes:

I wonder if there are any sports companies HQ'd there.

If I was another poster, I might even post a picture of said companies' headquarters.

SephClone89
04-10-2012, 05:09 PM
If I was another poster, I might even post a picture of said companies' headquarters.

:scratch: [/Orwell]

:redneck

DSpivack
04-10-2012, 05:59 PM
:scratch: [/Orwell]

:redneck

That's the guy who wrote a book about the year in which I was born!

C-Dawg
04-11-2012, 07:11 AM
If I was another poster, I might even post a picture of said companies' headquarters.

LOL I just about spit my Diet Pepsi all over my keyboard laughing so hard!