Day 162: September 17, 1991

No Game

What I Remember

Thirty years later I find myself writing this from a lovely estate in the British countryside where my nephew will get married tomorrow. The sun is out and the breeze is warm on this version of September 17th.

30 years ago it was different. Autumn had come for us. We camped next to a small lake somewhere in Central Illinois, about halfway between St. Louis and Chicago, where we would go to our next park the next day. The brief bit of video we shot that afternoon shows us bundled against the weather. There was no snow on our tent, as their had been in April, but it was clear that baseball season was winding down.

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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