Major League Baseball Commissioner, Judge Mountain Kennesaw Landis exclaimed that, in order to help the war effort... all Major League teams would need to find a place to train their players during the spring, closer to home. Travel restrictions were put into place and that would mean that every Major League team would be trading in their palm trees for winter snow. The rival National League New York Giants moved to Rockefeller's Golf Course aka "Ott Field @ Ocean Park" in Lakewood New Jersey, about a mile from where the 10,000 seat "First Energy Park"... Single-A home of the Philadelphia Phillies' Lakewood BlueClaws stands today. The New York Yankees meanwhile went to a huge high school football stadium in Asbury Park for the 1943 season before finding a home in Atlantic City's international airport in 1944 at an old ballpark just off the runway (Bader Field), that would be rebuilt in 1998 to become "the Sandcastle" (Atlantic League - Atlantic City Surf).