Day 167: September 22, 1991

Chicago, IL

Park # Bonus-4

What I Remember

You may be wondering why our stop on the 167th day of our journey is listed as another bonus stop. We had not, in fact, been to Wrigley Field before we went to the iconic ballyard for this September Sunday doubleheader against the Montreal Expos.

But while the Expos did bat first in the top half of the first inning, they were technically playing a home game that day. We had heard that Olympic Stadium had officially been closed for the season earlier in the week and thus, wanting to at least see the Expos we stopped in Chicago for a doubleheader.

The article below has it right, it was a very pleasant “Ernie Banks Special” but I will write more about Wrigley when we come to our regularly scheduled stop at Chicago’s north side three days from now.

The Games

Montreal Expos 6 Chicago Cubs 2 (G1)

Montreal Expos 5 Chicago Cubs 3 (G2)

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 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.