Day 166: September 21, 1991

Cleveland, OH

Park # 167

What I Remember

I remember a cavernous, and mostly empty stadium. Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium, known by some as the Mistake on the Lake, was a gigantic bowl and because both the Indians and visiting Orioles were in the second division for this late season game there were not many people in the crowd for a Saturday matinee.

Alas for my beloved Orioles, the Indians had the better of it, pasting the O’s 10-1. The only redeeming factor was a Cal Ripken homerun, the second I saw him hit that year.

Oh yeah, there were guys sitting out in the centerfield bleachers banging a drum, you might remember this from the movie Major League..that was a real thing. Sue went out and talked with them while I was praying for rain.

The Game

Cleveland Indians 10 Baltimore Orioles 1

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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