Daily Archives: April 5, 2017


Baseball season is upon us, having snuck out of nowhere this year.  The longest of the professional sporting seasons of the four major sports leagues of the US, the MLB schedule requires significant amounts of travel for every team. In fact, 25 of the 30 teams in 2017 will travel more than the entire circumference of the Earth (24,901 miles)! How can I be sure? I did the math, using MLB’s 2017 schedule, a handful of assumptions, and a bit of time with my old pal Excel.  Here’s what I came up with. First, my assumptions: All miles given are statute […]

Which MLB Teams Will Fly The Most in 2017?