Day 176: October 1, 1991

Montreal, QUE

Park # 174

What I Remember

I am sorry to say that there isn’t much to say about stop #174. A piece of the Olympic Stadium roof had crashed to the ground three weeks earlier and, although happily no one was hurt, the rest of the Expos schedule had been moved on the road for the remainder of the season. We knew this, of course, and saw the Expos play what would have been a home doubleheader at Wrigley Field in Chicago ten days earlier.

We called the Expos office from Toronto to see if someone would be available to let us shoot some video of the inside of the park but we got no response and thus our video of Olympic Stadium was from the outside on an evening in which the Expos would have been hosting the St. Louis Cardinals.

I had been to the Big O before and knew I was missing a lot from an aesthetics standpoint, it was no SkyDome. Still, just as I was with our rainouts that season, I was sorry not to see the game…for the record it was a 3-1 win by the Cardinals in St. Louis.

The Game

Game moved to St. Louis

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 about 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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