Mutual Benefits and Close Connections: Baseball and America's Streetcars in the 19th Century

In the late 1800s, public transit via streetcars was growing in quality and scope, and professional baseball was steadily gaining popularity. Streetcars delivered large numbers of people to the games easily, quickly, and cheaply. Streetcar owners and companies were involved in building and leasing ballparks, sponsoring and promoting teams, and even conducted a trolley parade before a championship game. Read about these and other instances of the overlap of baseball and streetcars in this article, which is accompanied by historic photos.

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  • Authors:
    • Cullen, Robert G
  • Publication Date: 2010-1


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 3-8
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 266
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826
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  • Accession Number: 01152679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 17 2010 8:00AM