Day 169: September 24, 1991

Minneapolis, MN

Park # 169

What I Remember

Considering the fact that the game featured Carlton Fisk, Bo Jackson, Ozzie Guillen, Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek among a lot of other very good players I have surprisingly little recollection of this Tuesday evening 30 years ago.

I remember the Metrodome, of course. But mainly I remember it from the three other games we saw there a few weeks later. I remember the Twins too. We had seen the team twice in the first weeks of the trip and they lost both times but the lineup in this game had become the juggernaut it was throughout the post season that year on the way to the World Series title. The Twins lowered their magic number to 3 by winning this game.

I also remember Minneapolis but again, probably more from our later trip. I’ve never been a fan of domes for baseball but trading in the Homer Dome for Target Field did as much for the cities aesthetic as it did for its ballpark experience.

The Game

Minnesota Twins 9 Chicago White Sox 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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