Day 197: October 22, 1991

Atlanta, GA

1991 World Series Game 3

What I Remember

The word for Game 3 was late. Our flight was late, we didn’t leave Minneapolis until late in the afternoon and the game had already started by time we landed. It was the fourth inning when we left our hotel and the 5th by the time we got to the stadium.

Fortunately, the game was running late too. It look 12 innings for the Braves to subdue the Twins on a walk-off single and by that time it was nearly 1 AM in Atlanta. We ended up almost seeing a whole game’s worth anyway and it was by far the most exciting game of the series to that point. My biggest question for folks on the videotape that night was..”Do you have school or work tomorrow?”

Before we left the Twin Cities the Star Tribune did a nice feature on our trip. Foot Locker had arranged for us to display a collection of our memorabilia in the lobby of the series hotels and we met a lot of nice people at those sessions both in Minneapolis and Atlanta.

The Game

Atlanta Braves 5 Minnesota Twins 4 12 Inns

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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