Day 182: October 7, 1991

No Game

What I Remember

We were on national television with a few million people watching while they were getting ready for work or school on a Monday morning…so there was that.

Good Morning America was a little surreal. First, they had put us up at the Ritz Carlton and sent a limo to pick us up early Monday morning. Then, we passed Richard Gere on our way to and from the makeup room (his seemed to have more effect than mine.) Then, we sat in the Green Room for what seemed like hours. It was probably just one or two hours but it seemed so long that I began to think that they had forgotten us and moved on to real celebrities but sure enough eventually they came to get us and Charles Gibson did a 7-minute interview with us. He was very nice and a big baseball fan so I don’t think we were as nervous as we would have been if Joan Lunden interviewed us.

After the show was over we went back to pick up our car at a parking garage somewhere and headed back to Kendall Park. The playoffs started the next day in Minnesota but our first postseason date was that Thursday at game 2 of the NLCS in Pittsburgh.

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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