What I Remember
The waiting for the World Series was nearly over….It would be the Twins and the Braves for all the marbles. There were a lot of interesting things about the story line of this World Series but one of the most interesting was the fact that both teams had finished last the previous season. Teams go from worst to first all the time in football but it is uncommon in baseball and was even less common in 1991.
I have thought a lot about the relationship between these two World Series teams and the minor leagues in the years since. Newly minted Twins and Braves both started their careers in the Rookie Appalachian League and just a few years earlier many of the players we saw in Atlanta and Minneapolis that October had been playing against each other in Pulaski and Elizabethton. Reason #500 why I dislike the contraction of 40 minor league teams this past winter.
Game #1 was 30 years ago tomorrow.
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.