Park # 143
What I Remember
I remember how much pride the locals had in their ballpark. Nat Bailey Stadium was already forty years old when we saw it and is 70 today but it was deemed a classic from the start and everyone we talked with that night loved it. The stadium was small by Pacific Coast League Standards and although Vancouver was in Triple-A in 1991, the city is home to a Class-A team now.
Unfortunately, this week was one of three week’s of videotape of our tour that is either lost or ruined but I did return to the park on my 2003 trip.
Vancouver Canadians 2 Colorado Springs Sky Sox 1
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.