Shades of 1950: Phillies Arrive in New York by Train – By DAVID WALDSTEIN – October 26, 2009 – nytimes.com

Shades of 1950: Phillies Arrive in New York by Train – By DAVID WALDSTEIN – October 26, 2009 – nytimes.com

Evoking a bygone era when rail travel was the main mode of transportation in baseball, the Philadelphia Phillies rolled into Penn Station on a chartered train at about 6:03 p.m. Monday, but they were not looking to the past century for inspiration.

The last time the Phillies took the train to the World Series was 1950, when they were swept by the Yankees. But that dreary omen did not deter the defending champion Phillies from using the same mode of transportation that Philadelphia’s Whiz Kids took 59 years ago…

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  1. Wow, did I just get transported back in time… for the last ten years of his life, I was good friends with Rich Ashburn of that fabled Phillies Whiz Kids team. Rich was a hell of a ballplayer and a fine gentleman, and was also greatly beloved in his later incarnation as Phillies broadcaster.

    Thanks for the memories.

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