Day 136: August 22, 1991

Medicine Hat, AB

Park # 149

What I Remember

I remember the hotel. Several teams that summer were kind enough to get us hotel rooms to break up the nights sleeping in a tent and we always appreciated them. We missed camping at some level but these were an opportunity to see a little more of the town the next day and I recall liking that. But the Medicine Hat hotel had something that separated it from all the others…a water slide.

This has become more common in the years since. The mini chain,The Great Wolf Lodge has a few of these spread out around the United States but this was the first time I had seen one. You got on the slide on your floor and slid down to a pool at the lobby level. Sue and I took turns in the slide while the other person ran the video camera. It was pretty cool even if it cause a delay in heading back to the States the next day.

Unlike Calgary and Edmonton which are not far from Jasper National Park and the Canadian Rockies, Medicine Hat felt more like a prairie town, more similar to eastern than western Montana.

The Games

Medicine Hat Blue Jays 3 Billings Mustangs 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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