Day 199: October 24, 1991

Atlanta, GA

1991 World Series Game 5

What I Remember

Game 5 was all Braves, they scored early and often and rolled over the Twins on a Thursday evening. A World Championship seemed to be a foregone conclusion, at least to Braves fans. by the time this one wrapped up.

Earlier in the day our friend Toby had taken us to a sports bar, Flamingo Joe’s I believe it was called, where the DJ/trivia moderator announced our achievement to the bar crowd. We each won foam rubber tomahawks with which to do “the chop,” which IO must confess that I, along with Sue, Ted Turner and Jane Fonda all did more than once.

We had better seats in Atlanta, the crowd was more festive and we were squarely behind the Braves but we were also happy to be going back to Minnesota…we didn’t want the season to end.

I had hoped to produce another video for today but that’s not going to happen. I will try to summarize the whole series in one last video to publish on Thursday – the 30 year anniversary of the day after our Excellent Adventure ended.

The Game

Atlanta Braves 14 Minnesota Twins 5

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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