What I Remember
There was no game scheduled on this late September Thursday of 30 years ago. We spent the morning in Chicago doing a sports television talk show interview with Intersport television, which is based in the Windy City. I probably would have forgotten the name but they were kind enough to give us sweatshirts and those came in very handy in the final weeks of the trip and beyond.
We almost did Oprah’s show. Someone from the Leo Burnett PR firm had been in touch a few days before to see if we would be interested in being on Oprah and although she was nowhere near as famous as she is now, she was already on first-name basis with most of America. As it turned out, though, the schedule didn’t fit but we were given a recipe from Oprah’s restaurant for mashed potatoes.
Later in the day we headed down toward Cincinnati – I think we stayed outside Indianapolis.
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.