Day 160: September 15, 1991

St. Louis, MO

Park # 164

What I Remember

There was a time in my life when I thought the hottest place on the planet was St. Louis in September. For a good portion of the previous few weeks the weather had started to cool off at the ballparks and we looked forward to a relatively rare day game, a sunday matinee at Busch Stadium between the Cardinals and the Mets.

To say it felt like summer, though, would be to infer that walking on the sun is toasty. It was blazing hot and we were wilted, as the teams were, by the end of the game.

We walked around St. Louis for awhile afterward, though, and I believe went up in the Arch, something I have only done again very recently. Pretty cool view.

The Game

St. Louis Cardinals 7 New York Mets 2

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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