Park # 125
What I Remember
There is still minor league baseball team in Appleton and I saw the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers play there in 2003 but they had moved into a new ballpark. 1991 was one of the last four seasons for a park that hosted minor league baseball for 50 years plus.
The grandstand is apparently gone but there is still a field in the industrial part of town in which Goodland Field sat. There were warehouses nearby and a paper mill, as I recall, which was the source of the team’s previous name, the Appleton Paper Makers.
We watched a doubleheader, got interviewed for another feature story and, as evidenced by the photo, the weather had begun to turn cooler in the evening in Central Wisconsin.
G1: Beloit Brewers 5 Appleton Foxes 3
G2: Beloit Brewers 3 Appleton Foxes 1
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.