Day 133: August 19, 1991

Spokane, WA

Park # 146

What I Remember

I remember driving through at least three distinct topographies on the way to Spokane. We started out near the Cascade Mountains in Bend, drove north and then parallel with the mighty Columbia River for a long stretch and then finally northwest again through the high desert of eastern Washington before reaching Spokane. The next day we added deep mountain forests and valleys to the list as we drove north again and back into Canada.

If you read between the lines in the feature story below you might be able to see a theme emerge that becomes much more clear in In League with America. Although we always maintained that we had no regrets about our Excellent Adventure I think both Sue and I were beginning to really regret not being able to see more in each of the places we visited. 30 years later, I still want to see more of this country, which is surprising to people that know that I once spent 54,000 miles in one summer experiencing it. It wasn’t enough.

The Games

Spokane Indians 8 Everett Giants 2

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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