Day 152: September 7, 1991

Stockton, CA

Park # Bonus-2

What I Remember

We saw more games at Billy Hebert Field in Stockton than we did at any other stadium that wasn’t hosting the World Series in 1991. After an exciting Game 3 in the California League championship series we decided to stick around for Game 4 and see if we could watch the hometown Ports win the championship.

We enjoyed going back to one of our favorite campsites from the early season, Caswell Memorial State Park in Ripon. The park is nestled in almond groves on the shores of the Stanislaus river and when we had been there in April we were amazed at how spring-like and fragrant everything was. This time around was nice too but even though it was warm and still technically summer the sunlight didn’t seem to shine with the same power that it had in April.

It was another great game, this time the visiting High Desert Mavericks won in dramatic fashion.

The Game

High Desert Mavericks 6 Stockton Ports 5

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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