Day 144: August 30, 1991

Southern Oregon (Medford, OR)

Park # 157

What I Remember

As I was in most of the parks in the Pacific Northwest, I was impressed by the backdrop of beautiful mountains surrounding Miles Field in Medford, OR. The team left after the 1999 season and the old park was torn down five years later. The views are what made it for me, though, and I suppose they are still there – though your view today would come from a Walmart parking lot that now sits where the field was.

We stayed for fireworks after the game that night, something we had not done before on the trip, with less than a week to go in the minor league season I think we wanted to make the most of every moment.

The Game

Bend Bucks 9 Southern Oregon A’s 4 (11 Innings)

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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