Day 114: July 31, 1991

Peoria, IL

Park # 127

What I Remember

The Peoria Chiefs were very accommodating toward us, I think I remember them getting a hotel room for us after the game. They also gave us Peoria Chiefs Hats, which were styled after their parent club’s, with a red PC on top of Cubs blue. Meinen Field was similarly decked out in the colors of the Chicago north side and I remember we had a great time at the Chiefs game that night.

Somehow, though, I lost the Chiefs program over the years. It featured former Cubs #1 draft pick Lance Dickson who had pitched in Peoria the previous season.

The Game

Madison Muskies 13 Peoria Chiefs 9

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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