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Wednesday, April 11
Major-league frequent fliers




From coast to coast, and points in between, teams from sports' four major leagues rack up the miles when traveling from event to event. Here is a look at the seasonal odometer readings from a sampling of teams -- one in each time zone from the NBA, NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball -- from across the country.

A LONG WAY TO GET THERE AND BACK
Much like a savvy real-estate investor who scrutinizes location before price, players who disdain travel well might be advised to play for a midwestern team, who's centralized location tends to make for fewer miles traveled throughout the season. A coastal view? A player could pay twice the price with the extra mileage required to get from coast to coast:
WEST COAST
Team / League Record Season Nights Miles
Seattle SuperSonics / NBA 29-27 176 48 52,056
San Diego Chargers / NFL 1-15 119 8 23,572
Los Angeles Kings / NHL 27-26-8-1 183 61 49,938
San Francisco Giants / MLB 97-65 180 76 46,198
MOUNTAIN / SOUTHWEST
San Antonio Spurs / NBA 37-19 176 55 51,093
Dallas Cowboys / NFL 5-11 120 8 16,802
Edmonton Oilers / NHL 29-24-9-2 183 57 52,200
Colorado Rockies / MLB 82-80 180 83 38,769
MIDWEST
Milwaukee Bucks / NBA 35-20 175 57 39,250
Detroit Lions / NFL 9-7 119 8 8,374
Chicago Blackhawks / NHL 26-29-5-3 185 55 39,441
Cincinnati Reds / MLB 85-77 180 83 33,084
EAST COAST
Miami Heat / NBA 34-23 175 61 58,475
Baltimore Ravens / NFL 12-4 119 8 10,386
Boston Bruins / NHL 25-24-6-7 184 61 30,894
New York Yankees / MLB 87-74 180 81 35,426

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