Kansas City, MO
Park # 163
What I Remember
Royals Stadium was pretty cool and is one of only a handful of major league stadiums that are still around 30 years later. The waterfall, the scoreboard in the shape of a big crown even the view out, a relative rarity in those days of big multi-use stadiums, was pretty nice. The stadium, though, like many of its era is out on the edge of the city just off the interstate so I don’t remember getting much sense for Kansas City while we were there.
The most memorable part of the night, though, was that shortly after the team welcomed us on the scoreboard someone found us at our seats and gave us an autographed ball. It had been signed by every member of the Royals bullpen and was inscribed: “To Bill & Sue from our Excellent KC Bullpen.” Pretty nice! As it turned out, the Royals bullpen had a good night that night as you will see below.
Kansas City Royals 3 Seattle Mariners 2 (12 Inns)
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.