Day 156: September 11, 1991

Tucson, AZ

Park # Bonus-3

What I Remember

We made it to Tucson for Game-3 of the Pacific Coast League Championship series. The hometown Toros had split the first two games in Calgary and there was a good crowd on hand for a Wednesday night game.

We had hiked around in the Saguaro desert during the day and headed into Tucson from our campsite on a gorgeous evening. It was getting dark earlier though and we got some stunning pictures of the sunset (the background image for this blog.)

As much as we would have liked to stay for the rest of the series, a long trip still waited before our next game in Kansas City on September 14 and thus, this was our final game at a minor league stadium that year. The trip was not quite the same from that point forward.

The Game

Tucson Toros 7 Calgary Cannons 1

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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