Park # 79
What I Remember
Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta was a ballpark we would visit four more times before the end of the season and that was good because we got hardly any video this first time.
A reporter and film crew came from the local CNN offices to shoot a story about our trip and we also talked with the local paper for a story you can see in the gallery below. We also met up with an old friend from the northeast who somehow recognized us in the stands and somehow, with all that going on, it was the 9th inning before I remembered to get the camera out.
The New York Mets were visiting on this Thursday night and they won big over the team that would end up winning the NL pennant.
New York Mets 9 Atlanta Braves 7
The Box: (Click on the arrows to see more images)
Happy Father’s Day!
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.