Day 11: April 19, 1991

Anaheim, CA

What I Remember

Our trip through the major league cities of Southern California began on a Friday evening in Anaheim. We had stopped in Hollywood to pick up Sue’s brother Steve and I recall that he did most, if not all the driving around the freeways of the LA area for those few days.

Angels Stadium got a major facelift and a new name (Edison International Field) a few years after this trip and I was impressed with the new version when I saw it on my 2003 Extra Innings Tour. In 1991, though, “The Big A” was pretty representative of the majority of the multi-use major league stadiums of the day – big, lots of seats, short on character.

The videotape of that stop has reminded me that we saw some concessions, like sushi, we had not seen at ballparks before.

The Game

California Angels 2 Minnesota Twins 0

This was the shortest game we had seen to that part of the trip and one of the shortest all season at 2:12. Chuck Finley blanked the Twins in a classic pitcher’s duel with Jack Morris and we saw the Twins and their ace lose for the second time in two weeks. The fortunes of both the pitcher and the team would change, though, before we saw them next in September.

The Box (Click on the arrows to see more images)

The Trip

A Note about this Site

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