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The Newsletter of the Halsey Hall Chapter
Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)

April 2006

Baseball Event at Mill City Museum April 6
Kingery and Kiecker Set as Guests for Spring Meeting
Nominations Sought
In Other News . . .
Board of Directors

Baseball Event at Mill City Museum April 6
“Baseball in Minnesota” will be the theme of the monthly First Thursdays series at the Mill City Museum on April 6 at 7 p.m. The St. Croix vintage base ball team, which includes several Halsey Hall Chapter members, will be on hand along with the author of a recently published book on Minnesota baseball. The Mill City Museum is at 704 South Second Street in Minneapolis. Call the museuem at 612-341-7555 for more information.

Kingery and Kiecker Set as Guests for Spring Meeting
Former major leaguers Mike Kingery and Dana Kiecker will be the featured guests at the Halsey Hall SABR Spring Chapter Meeting on Saturday, May 13 at at Davanni’s pizza parlor, 663 Winnetka Avenue North, Golden Valley, 763-398-0303.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the meeting starting at 9:00. Research presentations will be held in the morning, the business meeting conducted over lunch, and the featured guests will appear in the afternoon. Howard Luloff will also present a Jeopardy-style trivia contest. The meeting price of $7 will include lunch and morning refreshments; the no-lunch price (which will include the meeting and morning refreshments) is $5. Anyone wanting to have lunch must contact meeting coordinator Howard Luloff (952-922-5036, hfan77@webtv.net) by Saturday, May 6.

The group will attend the Twins-Chicago game that evening. The tickets are $18 each, although there will be a $4 rebate if enough tickets are purchased to get the group rate. Send $18 per ticket (checks made out to Halsey Hall SABR) to Howard Luloff, 2509 Princeton Court, St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416 by April 30.

Pete Gorton will make a research presentation on John Wesley Donaldson. Other members are invited to submit a proposal to make a research presentation. The proposal must be made in writing (e-mail is fine) to Research Committee chair Stew Thornley, 1082 Lovell Avenue, Roseville, Minnesota 55113, stew@stewthornley.net, and should include a title and brief outline of what the presentation will consist of with emphasis on the research that will be included.

Standard presentations are 20 minutes (with an additional eight minutes for questions) although the duration may be longer or shorter depending on the needs of the presenter and of the schedule. Generally, up to five presentations may be accommodated, and these will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Research Committee (which also consists of Cary Smith, Tom Swift, Deano Thilgen, and Dan Levitt) will finalize the schedule of research presentations two weeks before the meeting, so proposals must be submitted by then.

The next Research Roundtable, hosted by the Research Committee, will be Sunday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at Panera Bread, 3345 Hazelton Road (two blocks south of Southdale, off York Avenue, Edina, 952-835-7825.

In other committee news, Tom Dolen is succeeding Tom Swift as chair of the book club, whose next meeting is Saturday, April 8, at 9:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble in the Galleria in Edina. The book selection is Only the Ball Was White by Robert Peterson.

Nominations Sought
Art Mugalian, Armand Peterson, and Dan Levitt are candidates for the board of directors. Five directors will be elected (three to two-year terms and two to one-year terms) at the May 13 Chapter Meeting. Anyone else interested in running for the board may contact Stew Thornley (651-415-0791, stew@stewthornley.net), chair of the nominating committee.

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In Other News . . .
Roger Godin, the curator for the Minnesota Wild hockey team, was the handler for author Vince Flynn (and his wife) at the March 14 Wild game and the next day picked up a different trophy, the Stanley Cup, at the airport.

Seth C. “Dr. Fan” Hawkins was the subject of an article in the March 13 St. Paul Pioneer Press entitled “Eccentric Collector Thrives on the Obscure.” The article noted Seth’s baseball fan achievements, which include being present for every 3,000th hit back to 1970 and having witnessed a major-league game at every stadium that has hosted a major-league game back to the early 1950s. “I may be a celebrity fan, and it’s strange when other fans ask for autographs,” Seth told reporter Matt Peiken, “but this isn’t about being egotistical. I’m the symbol, the connection to the fan who can’t get the summer off, to represent the fan who can’t be there. I get one step closer to the player, and if that makes people happy, I’ve done well.”

Winston Wood has moved to Chicago although he will retain his position as Umpires Supervisor in the Northwoods League. Winston was also in Arizona and attended the World Baseball Classic game between the United States and Canada.

John Gregory’s daughter, Julia, will be valedictorian at her high school, and she was also named the Most Valuable Player on the school’s basketball team.

On St. Patrick’s Day, Brenda Himrich and her husband adopted a pair of three-month-old kitties, Jeter and A-Rod, which match their woodwork. An open house will be held for those wanting to meet Jeter and A-Rod on Saturday, April 15 (free donuts, juice, and coffee). Copies of a new book on Minnesota baseball will also be available for purchase at the author’s price of $20 each. The open house, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be at 1082 Lovell Avenue, Roseville 55113, 651-415-0791. Click here for directions and parking information.

    April 8—Book Club Meeting, Barnes & Noble, Edina, 9:30 a.m., Only the Ball Was White by Robert Peterson. For more information, contact Tom Dolen, 651-483-8617.

    May 6—Hot Stove Saturday Morning, Bakers Square, 66th and Xerxes, Richfield, 9:00 a.m. For more information, contact Mark Johnson, 612-822-9638, mjohn@mr.net.

    May 7—Research Roundtable, Panera Bread, 3345 Hazelton Road, Edina, 6:00 p.m.

    May 13—Spring Chapter Meeting, Davanni’s Pizza, 63 Winnetka Avenue North, Golden Valley. For more information, contact Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036, hfan77@webtv.net.

Halsey Hall Chapter
Board of Directors 2005-06
President—Bob Tholkes
Vice President—Gregg Omoth
Secretary-Treasurer—Rich Arpi
Chuck Blomquist
Howard Luloff
Gregg Nelson
Cary Smith

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