Day 72: June 19, 1991

Winston-Salem, NC

Park # 78

What I Remember

I will confess to having to watch the video for this one, I didn’t remember much about Ernie Shore Field. The park was built into the side of a hill and had a long steep berm on both sides of the grandstand that fans were allowed to sit on.

I also rediscovered that, unsurprisingly I guess in the Winston-Salem of 1991, there were cigarettes for sale at the concession stand.

The Winston-Salem Dash now play in a new ballpark but Ernie Shore Field, renamed David Couch ballpark, is still there and the home of the Wake Forest baseball team.

The Game

Winston-Salem Spirits 5 Lynchburg Red Sox 3

The Box

A Note about this Site

This site is intended to be a companion to the upcoming book In League with America. Although some games were particularly notable and will appear in the book, most of the results of the 199 games we saw over the course of the 1991 season will not. Our journey was never really intended to be at the games themselves, it was about the places we saw and the people we met along the way.

However, there is now an historic nature to the results from this season. All of the players we saw then, even in the minors, have long since retired. Some of the players we saw at Class A are now members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. These pages, then, will function as kind of a digital appendix with a brief recollection of each day, the result of the game(s) we saw that day and a map of our daily drive.

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