Day 113: July 30, 1991

Beloit, WI

Park # 126

What I Remember

I remember Bruiser’s Bullpen. Pohlman Field in Beloit was a relatively new stadium when we saw it in 1991. Beloit had gotten a franchise in the Midwest League in 1982 and built the park to accommodate the team. It was a modest ballpark by today’s standards but it had a great barbecue deck down the right field line where there were pitchers of beer and bratwursts…pretty much exactly what you would expect in Wisconsin. The nice thing about it, though was its lack of pretension. There were wooden picnic tables and a wooden deck that looked directly toward the field. I said on our tape that night, “what a great place to watch a game.”

Beloit is about to get a brand new ballpark to replace Pohlman Field. The Beloit Snappers brand new home, ABC Supply Stadium, is scheduled to open next Wednesday.

The Game

South Bend White Sox 2 Beloit Brewers 1

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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