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MidAtlantics @ New Englanders

Amtrak Train Number 177 is classified by the U.S. passenger rail service as a "Regional". Train 177 operates in the northeast corridor between Boston's South Station in the north and Washington, DC's Union Station in the south. Each day, Monday through Friday (except May 29, July 4 and September 4 in 2006) 177 departs South Station at 5:35 PM and is scheduled to arrive at Union Station at 1:30 AM.

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Railroad Stations in Southern New England


In 1876, at the time of the National League's inception, the only reasonable way for a baseball team to travel from New York (home of the Mutuals) to St. Louis (home of the Brown Stockings) on a regular basis was by train. Stagecoach was too slow. Buses, and roads good enough to support them, were over half a century away, and jet airplanes over three-quarters. Major league baseball teams therefore relied almost exclusively on the railroad for nearly 80 years... (Alex Reisner, "Baseball Geography and Transportation")

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The Amtrak Trip  to End All Amtrak Trips



In the first half-century of World Series travel, the train was a way of life. In 1927, the year Charles Lindbergh made the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and the Yankees took a train from New York to Pittsburgh for Games 1 and 2, won both, and then took a train back. They played bridge, they told stories, they laughed along the way, and then they won two games at home for the sweep..."When I first went to Brooklyn in '48, everybody rode the trains," said retired Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell. "Around the mid-'50s it began to change a little bit...[Don] Zimmer has watched first-hand as the national pastime has co-existed with planes, trains and automobiles. "A lot of things changed when we stopped taking trains," he said. "On trains, we were together. You get on a plane, and you're only talking to one person -- the guy next to you. There isn't the closeness now that there was then. We'd eat in the same dining car, we were always together. I'm not saying it was better, that was just the biggest difference."  (Mark Newman @ MLB.com, 09/21/2003 )


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Union Station-Washington DC




My train ride began in 1976 in Elmira with many stops along the way, but today, that train has pulled into Cooperstown, New York (Wade Boggs, Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Speech, July 31, 2005)




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Amtrak train delayed by bomb threat


The Associated Press circulated the following article on October 25, 2005
WESTERLY, R.I. -- An Amtrak train from Boston to Washington was delayed for more than two hours Tuesday evening as law enforcement investigated a bomb threat, authorities said. A man called Amtrak in Boston and said there was an explosive device ''set to go off'' on Train 177, which left Boston at 5:35 p.m. carrying 115 passengers. The train was stopped in Westerly, the next available stop, at about 7:30 p.m. Passengers got off the eight-car train and a thorough search was done, Westerly police Capt. Lauren Matarese said. Passengers' hand-held luggage also was searched before they were allowed to get back on the train, she said. No explosives were found. The train proceeded after a nearly two and a half hours delay, and five other trains also were delayed by the bomb scare. There had been no arrests as of Tuesday night, authorities said.






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   Inn. 1: MidAtlantic
Oldsaybrook  [Starter]
NewRochelle  BB         . . X
NewYork      BB         . X X
Newark       1B         X . X
- NewRochelleX-@Home    X . X
Metropark    BB         X X X
Trenton      HR         . . . 4
NewHaven     [Relief]
Philadelphia BB         . . X
Wilmington   HR         . . . 2
Baltimore    BB         . . X
BWI          4-6 FO     . . X
NewRochelle  HR         . . . 2
NewYork      2B         . X .
Newark       HR         . . . 2
Metropark    BB         . . X
Trenton      K          . . X
   Inn. 1: New England
BWI          [Starter]
Boston       2B         . X .
BackBay      K          . X .
RouteOneTwoEiBB         . X X
Providence   BB         X X X
Kingston     2B         X X . 2
Westerly     BB         X X X
Mystic       BB         X X X 1
NewLondon    BB         X X X 1
NewHaven     K          X X X
Boston       BB         X X X 1
BackBay      K          X X X
   Inn. 2: MidAtlantic
Philadelphia 2B         . X .
Wilmington   HR         . . . 2
Baltimore    BB         . . X
BWI          1B         . . X
- Baltimore  X-@3rd     . . X
NewRochelle  K          . . X
NewYork      K          . . X
   Inn. 2: New England
RouteOneTwoEiBB         . . X
Providence   BB         . X X
Kingston     K          . X X
Westerly     2B         X X . 1
Mystic       BB         X X X
NewLondon    BB         X X X 1
NewHaven     K          X X X
Boston       K          X X X
   Inn. 3: MidAtlantic
Newark       BB         . . X
Metropark    BB         . X X
Trenton      K          . X X
Philadelphia HR         . . . 3
Wilmington   K          . . .
Baltimore    BB         . . X
BWI          K          . . X
   Inn. 3: New England
BackBay      2B         . X .
RouteOneTwoEiHR         . . . 2
Providence   BB         . . X
Kingston     3B         X . . 1
Westerly     HR         . . . 2
Mystic       BB         . . X
NewLondon    1B         X . X
NewHaven     1B         . X X 1
Boston       K          . X X
BackBay      K          . X X
RouteOneTwoEiHR         . . . 3
Providence   BB         . . X
Kingston     K          . . X
   Inn. 4: MidAtlantic
NewRochelle  HR         . . . 1
NewYork      K          . . .
Newark       BB         . . X
Metropark    2B         X X .
Trenton      HR         . . . 3
Philadelphia BB         . . X
Wilmington   K          . . X
Baltimore    1B         X . X
BWI          K          X . X
   Inn. 4: New England
Westerly     HR         . . . 1
Mystic       BB         . . X
NewLondon    1B/E-8     . X . 1
[PH] Stamfor K          . X .
Boston       K          . X .
BackBay      BB         . X X
RouteOneTwoEiBB         X X X
Providence   HR         . . . 4
Kingston     K          . . .
   Inn. 5: MidAtlantic
Bridgeport   [Relief]
NewRochelle  K          . . .
NewYork      K          . . .
Newark       BB         . . X
Metropark    BB         . X X
Trenton      K          . X X
   Inn. 5: New England
Westerly     2B         . X .
Mystic       K          . X .
NewLondon    BB         . X X
             P-Ball     X X .
Bridgeport   1B         . . X 1
- NewLondon  X-@Home    . . X
Boston       2B         . X .
- Bridgeport X-@Home    . X .
   Inn. 6: MidAtlantic
Philadelphia BB         . . X
Wilmington   BB         . X X
Baltimore    1B         . . X 1
- Wilmington X-@3rd     . . X
[PH] Washing 2B         . X . 1
NewRochelle  HR         . . . 2
NewYork      2B         . X .
Newark       2B         . X . 1
Metropark    1B         X . X
Trenton      HR         . . . 3
Philadelphia K          . . .
Wilmington   2B         . X .
Baltimore    1B         X . X
Washington   2B         X X . 1
NewRochelle  K          X X .
   Inn. 6: New England
NewCarrollton[Relief]
BackBay      K          . . .
RouteOneTwoEi2B         . X .
Providence   BB         . X X
Kingston     HR         . . . 3
Westerly     BB         . . X
Mystic       BB         . X X
NewLondon    1B         X X X
Bridgeport   1B         X X X 1
Boston       2B         X X . 2
BackBay      BB         X X X
RouteOneTwoEiBB         X X X 1
Providence   HR         . . . 4
Kingston     HR         . . . 1
Westerly     BB         . . X
Mystic       BB         . X X
NewLondon    1B         X X X
Bridgeport   5 (Foul)   X X X
Boston       K          X X X
   Inn. 7: MidAtlantic
NewYork      K          . . .
Newark       3B         X . .
Metropark    BB         X . X
Trenton      K          X . X
Philadelphia K          X . X
   Inn. 7: New England
BackBay      K          . . .
RouteOneTwoEiHR         . . . 1
Providence   BB         . . X
Kingston     3B         X . . 1
Westerly     K          X . .
Mystic       BB         X . X
NewLondon    1B         . X X 1
Bridgeport   6-3        X X .
   Inn. 8: MidAtlantic
Wilmington   3B         X . .
Baltimore    1B         . . X 1
NewCarrollton7          . . X
NewRochelle  HR         . . . 2
NewYork      K          . . .
Newark       1B         . . X
Metropark    2B         X X .
Trenton      HR         . . . 3
Philadelphia HR         . . . 1
Wilmington   K          . . .
   Inn. 8: New England
Boston       K          . . .
BackBay      K          . . .
RouteOneTwoEiHR         . . . 1
Providence   2B         . X .
Kingston     K          . X .
   Inn. 9: MidAtlantic
Baltimore    1B         . . X
NewCarrollton1B         . X X
NewRochelle  2B         X X . 1
NewYork      K          X X .
Newark       2B         . X . 2
Metropark    3B         X . . 1
Trenton      K          X . .
Philadelphia K          X . .
   Inn. 9: New England
Westerly     K          . . .
Mystic       BB         . . X
NewLondon    1B         . . X
- Mystic     X-@3rd     . . X
Bridgeport   K          . . X
   Inn. 10: MidAtlantic
Wilmington   K          . . .
Baltimore    2B         . X .
NewCarrollton1B         X . X
NewRochelle  2B         . X . 1
- NewCarrolltX-@Home    . X .
NewYork      K          . X .
   Inn. 10: New England
Boston       K          . . .
BackBay      3B         X . .
RouteOneTwoEiBB         X . X
Providence   BB         X X X
Kingston     HR         . . . 4

Game Notes

Game Time
7 hours, 56 minutes

Game Weather
Cloudy, 60o

Game Attendence
78

Game Umpires
David Hughes
Bud Selig
Fred E. Weiderhold

Official Scorer
David Gunn

Most Cosmic Player
Kingston, Rhode Island

Kingston Train Station

Simulation
No. 177


This was an unusual baseball game and not because non-humanoid cosmic players played and were represented by Amtrak stations served by regional train 177. It was an unusual baseball game because 83 players crossed the plate running counterclockwise, covering all the bases from first through third, under different circumstances. There were 24 home runs in this game. Moreover, despite the stratospheric numbers the game was very much in balance. Tied at the end of regulation, the game went one extra inning. It was won when the Kingston Amtrak station hit a phenomenal grand slam home run in the bottom of the tenth. The New England team won by 3 runs but had eight less hits then the Mid Atlantic team. The combined 46 bases on balls did much to elevate the run numbers.




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"Baseball is as American as riding railroad trains..." (Anonymous)

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Amtrak Regional Train Game (Midatlantics @ New Englanders)
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Published: May 8, 2006
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