When the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was unable to continue in 1955, its history and its significance was not soon forgotten. Many people in the 1950s thought that women were not supposed to play baseball, so most female athletes competed on other fields of endeavor. Finally, in 1980, former pitcher June Peppas launched a newsletter project to get in touch with friends, teammates and opponents, that resulted in the league’s first reunion in Chicago, Illinois in 1982. Starting from that reunion, a Players Association was formed five years later and many former players of the defunct league continued to enjoy reunions.
A common practice at that level is for two married guys to be "road roommates" and split one hotel room when both their families come along. That way one stays in the team provided hotel room and the other gets their own, for the price of one room. The really 'big deal' guys (guys who have made an MLB all-star team or played 10 years and are just getting ready to go back to the big leagues) will often get their own room regardless. The hotels are usually downtown in whatever city you are in and typically nicer than AA (Sheraton, Hyatts, etc.).
At the AAA levels, you might pack your own bag for road trips, but you don't usually do anything else. A clubhouse assistant will put it on the bus and make sure it gets to the opposing clubhouse where its put in front of your locker by a visiting clubhouse assistant. It's much the same in the Majors from what I understand, as on one of the exhibition road trips I took, I once came back on "get away" day to find my bag completely packed with everything I could have wanted in there and the only thing in my locker, the itinerary for the road trip, and a couple of baseball cards that I was asked to sign. The hotels in AAA are usually pretty decent, the MLB Hotels are usually the top of the top — although a few cities have been known to cut deals with a tier below.
All in all, my experience was that road trips are actually the hardest and sometimes the most fun part of the job. Traveling with a group of guys with a common goal is an experience that not a lot of people get to have. Some of my best friends and best stories came out of road trips. Whether it be drinking in a Durham bar with three guys I used to watch playing in the World Series when I was in HS, or hanging out with a random college girl's soccer team you meet in a college town in A ball, the experiences were varied and typically a lot of fun. That said, you can't leave a road trip or take a day off. If your best friend is getting married during the season, you're typically out of luck. And no matter how nice the spread is and what level you are at, sleeping in a hotel, eating the same types of meals day in and day out, can be a grind.
Road trips are easier at the MLB level but from what I've seen and heard, but they can still be quite the grind as well. Traveling from the East Coast to the West Coast and trying to perform at your very peak is a challenge. As a result, despite getting paid to do what you love, professional sports isn't all glamour -especially at the lower levels- there is a lot of work and planning that has to go into being successful at it. And the guys who understand that and are willing to work at, the true professionals, are the ones that end up succeeding. Unless they're just a freak of nature armed with a 98 MPH fastball or lighting speed. Those guys exist too...
Compared with the present, professional baseball in the early 20th century was lower-scoring, and pitchers, including stars Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson , were more dominant. The " inside game ", which demanded that players "scratch for runs", was played much more aggressively than it is today: the brilliant and often violent Ty Cobb epitomized this style.  The so-called dead-ball era ended in the early 1920s with several changes in rule and circumstance that were advantageous to hitters. Strict new regulations governing the ball's size, shape and composition, along with a new rule officially banning the spitball and other pitches that depended on the ball being treated or roughed-up with foreign substances, followed the death of Ray Chapman after a pitch struck him in the head in August 1920. Coupled with superior materials available after World War I, this resulted in a ball that traveled farther when hit. The construction of additional seating to accommodate the rising popularity of the game often had the effect of reducing the distance to the outfield fences, making home runs more common.  The rise of the legendary player Babe Ruth , the first great power hitter of the new era, helped permanently alter the nature of the game. The club with which Ruth set most of his slugging records, the New York Yankees , built a reputation as the majors' premier team.  In the late 1920s and early 1930s, St. Louis Cardinals general manager Branch Rickey invested in several minor league clubs and developed the first modern " farm system ".  A new Negro National League was organized in 1933; four years later, it was joined by the Negro American League . The first elections to the National Baseball Hall of Fame took place in 1936. In 1939 Little League Baseball was founded in Pennsylvania. By the late 1940s, it was the organizing body for children's baseball leagues across the United States.