Day 157: September 12, 1991

No Game

What I Remember

We left Tucson on a Thursday with somewhat heavy hearts considering we were on the adventure of a lifetime. Part of it was that we had really enjoyed the area. Tucson is a beautiful city with an amazing surrounding area of deserts and canyons, it is gorgeous.

But there was also the realization that we were finished with the minor leagues and we already knew at that point that the minors would remain the best part of our trip. There were many incredible moments to come but they would be different. There was also the weather. It still felt like summer in Arizona and it had in California too, but as we began to inch our way north and east we knew that summer would run out on us eventually.

I can’t say for sure how far we made it that day, the first of a three-day route to Kansas City but I think we stopped near Roswell, New Mexico.

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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