Teams on Airplanes, West Coast Teams in Baseball’s Future?

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.

One Comment on “Teams on Airplanes, West Coast Teams in Baseball’s Future?”

  1. Matt Cahill says:

    Why on earth would baseball go to the west coast. That is outrageous! Baseball is kin to the East Coast in all of the most important cities in the country, and for the world for that matter. I also heard somewhere teams might move to the East Coast. That has to be the funniest thing I heard I told his guy, “Sure the day the Brooklyn Dodgers move out of Brooklyn I’ll make you a rich man”.

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