Teams on Airplanes, West Coast Teams in Baseball’s Future?Posted: October 25, 2012 | Author: Johnny Goodtimes | Filed under: 1929 World Series Project, Baseball | Tags: Billy Evans | 1 Comment »
CLEVELAND, Oct. 3, 1929 (AP Story)- An interesting story from the AP this week, really makes you wonder about the future of baseball. :
The Major Leagues of the future will transport their teams in airplanes and may…include one or two Pacific cities, believes Billy Evans, general manager of the Cleveland Indians. Evans gave his views in turning down an airplane company’s efforts to sell the Cleveland club a ship to fly around the circuit, although he was impressed by the amount of time that could be saved and the elimination of spending nights in train berths.
And yes, that’s the same Billy Evans who made his bones for so many years as an umpire (left). His Indians finished the year the 1929 season with an impressive 81-71 record.