Thursday, May 7, 2015

75 Years Ago Today... Fly, Dodgers Fly!

Today in baseball history, May 7, 1940, the Brooklyn Dodgers became the first National League big league club to fly on a airplane.

After playing the St. Louis Cardinals the Dodgers boarded two planes that flew the club to Chicago to play the Cubs.

After the Cubs series the Dodgers flew again, this time back to Brooklyn, landing at Floyd Bennett Field, with 10,000 Dodgers fans waiting for them.

Brooklyn was the third team to travel by air, following the 1934 Cincinnati Reds and 1936 Boston Red Sox.

In 1957 the Dodgers became the first big league club to own their own airplane, at the cost of $800,000.

Happy Flying eyeryone... Play Ball!

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