Day 168: September 23, 1991

Milwaukee, WI

Park # 168

What I Remember

The Internet is down and I am updating today’s blog using my spotty cell data connection so just a short post today. The Brewers and Yankees played a good game on a Monday evening with the Bronx Bombers coming out on top. There were a total of three homeruns hit in the game and Paul Molitor nearly hit for the cycle after hitting the first of them as the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the first.

To my lasting disappointment, though, I didn’t see anyone slide into a giant mug of beer. I recall growing up that this was a thing at County Stadium in Milwaukee – someone would hit a homerun and the beer diver had to slide down into a giant beer mug, presumably actually filled with water. Alas, either I dreamt that or they had given that up by the time we made it to County Stadium.

The Game

New York Yankees 9 Milwaukee Brewers 8

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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