Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Leisure Studies

First Committee Member

Cynthia Carruthers

Number of Pages



A home advantage in sports has been well documented. However, little research has been conducted to determine exactly why this home advantage exists. This study will attempt to examine the relationship between travel (i.e. number of miles traveled, number of time zones crossed, direction of travel, and game number at home or on the road) and the performance of professional baseball teams (i.e. won/loss, runs scored, hits, errors committed, double plays executed, and runs allowed). Stepwise multiple regression analyses will be used to determine the amount of explained variance in each performance variable attributable to the effects of the travel variables. The implications of these results will be discussed along with possible suggestions for future research in the effects of travel and the home advantage.


Baseball; League; Loss; Major; Measures; Performance; Records; Relationships; Travel; Won

Controlled Subject

Management; Recreation

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2068.48 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas


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