Day 109: July 26, 1991

South Bend, IN

Park # 121

What I Remember

I remember liking Stanley Coveleski Regional Stadium a lot. In fact, I said it would go down as one of my favorites on the videotape I shot that night, which is something I very seldom did. The park was just four years old so it had all the modern amenities like skyboxes that some of the newer stadiums had but it was built in the center of downtown South Bend, near the train tracks and an old warehouse building, It just felt classic.

Oddly enough, we really didn’t get any sense for South Bend’s most noted local site, the University of Notre Dame. We went near the campus coming into town but didn’t really get a view of it and there were no references that I recall to Notre Dame at the stadium.

We did do several interviews and ended up in two different local papers the next day, those features are in the gallery below.

The Game

Cedar Rapids Reds 10 South Bend White Sox 6

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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