Day 119: August 5, 1991

Omaha, NE

Park # 133

What I Remember

I remember that we drove across pretty much the whole state of Iowa to get to Omaha. It would be reasonable to wonder why. There were several Midwest League teams in the Hawkeye State and there was also a team in Des Moines, right on the way to Omaha. But the whole Midwest League had that Monday off for some reason and the Iowa Cubs were on the road, they were scheduled to be the visiting team that night in Omaha.

Alas, even after the long drive there was no baseball, the game had already been called by the time we pulled into the parking lot at Rosenblatt Stadium that day. The park, which was demolished after the Omaha team moved into a new downtown ballpark a decade ago, was famous as the longtime home of the College World Series. The CWS is still played in Omaha, now in TD Ameritrade Park.

The Game

Iowa Cubs @ Omaha Royals Ppd-Rain

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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