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Bill A asked in SportsBaseball · 1 decade ago

How did early baseball teams get to the away games?

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  • JerH1
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    1 decade ago
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    Mostly trains for games out of their home city. In the early years, most major league cities were on the East Coast and intercity passenger trains were much more common than they are now. There was also more time to get to the other city - unlike today, when a team often has to be in another city the day after, there was usually a travel day or two between series. (There were more double-headers in the schedule, which enabled them to still have a 154 game schedule in the 6-month season.)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Up until the late 30s, the schedules were fixed that road trips would last two-three weeks at a time, so most teams took trains or buses to each city. (Going by plane became more common after World War Two.) Until the early 50s, the farthest west any team was located was in St. Louis, so for instance, the Yankees could make a road trip like this: Train to Cleveland, then to Detroit, to Chicago, to St. Louis (the Browns played there until 1952), then an all-day train ride afterwards back to Philadelphia or staright to NY. A lot of double headers were played in those days so most away visits were 4 or 5 game series.

    Homestands were also long, with 4 or 5 teams coming in one after the other. This way, less was spent a season on travel expenses.

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  • avarca
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Baseball teams traveled by train to get to away games.

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  • poohba
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Trains

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  • 1 decade ago

    Train or Bus

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  • 1 decade ago

    Always by train

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  • 1 decade ago

    They traveled by train or bus.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    train

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Train or bus.

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