Day 126: August 12, 1991

Denver, CO

Park # 140

What I Remember

I remember the vast expanse that was Mile High Stadium. The home of the Denver Broncos was an enormous monolith built for football and every fall Sunday the Broncos would fill the place. But in the midst of a Triple-A baseball season all of those orange seats were…orange…as in, not filled with people.

This was apparent enough on this August Monday night that I wondered if the expansion committee had made the right choice in awarding a franchise to Denver. The powers that be knew better, though. When Coors Field opened as the new home of the fledgling Rockies in 1995 the place almost immediately began drawing huge crowds…even for Monday night games.

The Games

Denver Zephyrs 8 Omaha Royals 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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