When I was playing and A/AA ball was regionalized.
A teams needed money to fly to two events and drive longer distances to maybe two more..no money to buy players.. we had the number one ranked A team in the country and we spent $10,000 all year... flying to Los Angels and Michigan and playing 12 local/regional events
AA teams needed money to fly to two events and drive to maybe three events..no money to buy players...We places third or fourth at the AA World and spent $12,000 all year.. flying to Los Angeles and Florida while also playing 12 local/regional events.
So let’s put that into today’s dollars..
* 12 local/regional events (no costs for travel) $325 per event $3,900
*fly to and housing for one west coast event ...$4,000
* Travel once to florida if you are an A team...$5,000
* Travel twice to Florida if you are a AA team if you qualify to World Series...$10,000
total costs in today’s dollars for the costs the old school regionalized programs and what it would cost now IF JR hadn’t killed the once strong A and kinda AA programs.