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Old 04-09-2012, 09:20 PM
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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
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:29 PM
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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.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:27 AM
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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.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:15 AM
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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.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:32 AM
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Can we have this back please.
No kidding. There are way too many days off during the playoffs in general.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:26 PM
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When I saw the thread title, my first thought was Connecticut. Isn't that the halfway point between New York and Boston?
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