Day 124: August 10, 1991

No Game

What I Remember

I remember it was a day off, from baseball at least. After 104 consecutive days of seeing at least one park we had a scheduled day off on this August Saturday 30 years ago. Madison, WI and Colorado Springs are hardly neighboring towns, they are separated by more than 1,000 miles. The only two teams whose parks would have gotten us significantly closer to Colorado Springs, however, were Des Moines and Omaha and both were in the midst of long road trips. Thus, we left this Saturday open on the calendar as we transitioned from the Midwest to the Rocky Mountains.

We drove all day that Saturday and then spent the night at a campground near Kearney, Nebraska. The video of our stop that night reveals my gathering sticks to make a small fire and we ate baked potatoes cooked on the grill. Simple times.

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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