Day 153: September 8, 1991

No Game

What I Remember

After the High Desert Mavericks came back to force a fifth and deciding game in their California League Championship series against the Stockton Ports we gave some thought to hanging around to see who won on Sunday afternoon. However, we had also decided to try to get back to Tucson to see some of the Pacific Coast League Championship so we left the Mavericks and Ports to their own devices and began a leisurely route south on Sunday morning.

I vaguely recalled a trip to see the Big Trees of Sequoia National Park when I was a small child but hadn’t been back since and so we headed to the park on Sunday. We went for a hike that afternoon and came across a bear, fortunately at a safe distance, and enjoyed our time as regular tourists for a day. That night we splurged and had a nice dinner at one of the lodges in the park.

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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