What I Remember
I suppose it would have been possible to get from a night game in Cincinnati to a day game in New York the next day but I also figured, rightly, that by this point in the season we wouldn’t want any more arduous drives than necessary so we scheduled an off-day for that Saturday.
We went to my mother’s house in Kendall Park, New Jersey – the first time we had been there, or even in the Garden State, since we left it in a brand new minivan nearly six months earlier. We arrived late in the afternoon and my mom was happy to see us, as were we to see her.
We offloaded a a bunch of programs,memorabilia and summer clothes and we prepared for the final week of the regular season, which would begin the next day in New York.
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.