Las Vegas, NV
What I Remember
It was sunny and lovely. This seems like a strange thing to say about a game in Las Vegas, it is a game in the desert, of course it was sunny. But here’s the thing. Almost all minor league baseball, in 1991 anyway, was played in the evening to allow for greater attendance and in places like Vegas, where it becomes really hot during the daytime in the summer, this is even more true. But, this was the first Sunday of the spring and thus we saw the Las Vegas Stars host the Edmonton Trappers in one of the six day games that Las Vegas scheduled that entire year. It was gorgeous weather, Cashman Field, which is now used for professional soccer, was a stunning setting and I very much enjoyed the first afternoon game of our trip.
Las Vegas Stars 7 Edmonton Trappers 1
The Box: (Click on the arrows for more images)
I do not remember the game itself very well except that the Stars won handily but I did get a chuckle 30 years later out of the fact that the Las Vegas roster insert in the scorecard lists future longtime major leaguer Gary Disarcina as Gary D. Sarcina. Neither of the Garys played in that game. Back in those days it was not uncommon for rosters to be dictated over the phone…seems crazy in the age of 5G downloads.
I vaguely recall that this was another night in a parking lot or rest area but I’m not sure which. However, since it was a day game we got to head out to nearby Lake Mead after the game and found a very cool campsite there.