Day 163: September 18, 1991

Chicago, IL

Park # 165

What I Remember

It was a cool Wednesday evening as we pulled into the south side of Chicago and prepared to meet “The New” Comiskey Park. The White Sox old stadium across the street had been torn down earlier that year and there were still remnants of it as we looked around the new park that afternoon. The new park by most accounts then was an improvement and we found it a good place to watch a game if not anything like the “other” ballpark in town. The stadium is still home to the White Sox, though it now goes by the name Guaranteed Rate Field.

I also remember that we went up to the White Sox broadcast booth and were interviewed by Hawk Harrelson during one of the innings.

The Game

Chicago White Sox 6 Oakland Athletics 0

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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