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Registration for the meeting is at 8:30 with research presentations beginning at 9:00. A business meeting will be held during lunch with a panel on black baseball in Minnesota to follow. Frank White, author of They Played for the Love of the Game: Untold Stories of Black Baseball in Minnesota will host a panel that includes Carl Rogan, Phil Brooks, and others. Carl is the grandson of Hall of Famer Bullet Rogan, and Phil is the grandson of Will Brooks, a player and manager of the Askin Marine Red Sox of Minneapolis in the early 1920s. In addition to notable relatives, all the panelists have their own experiences playing baseball in the Twin Cities.
The cost for the meeting and lunch is $10. The meeting only is $5. Those wanting lunch must RSVP to Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036.
Baseball Scoring and the Law by Stew Thornley, an abbreviated version of a presentation for a Law and the Business of Baseball class at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in June. It looks at various aspects of official scoringjudgment calls and the appeal process and scoring rulesand relates them to various aspects of the law. It will include a few videos of plays.
Speculation on the Origin of the Baseball Umpire by Bob Tholkes.
Major League Gamesmanship by Jacob Carl.
1900-1901 Two Years of Transition in Twin Cities and Minnesota Baseball by Rich Arpi.
Bob Komoroski has agreed to run for the board. Others are welcome to indicate interest, and nominations from the floor will be open during the business meeting.
Anyone interested in running for a two-year term may contact Stew Thornley, 651-492-5410.
World Baseball Classic
Fred Souba Hot Stove Saturday Morning
Friday, June 24: Townball game with the Cannon Falls Bears at the Dundas Dukes. The game is at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 15: Northwoods League game with the Waterloo Bucks at the Mankato MoonDogs. The game is at 6:05 p.m., and Howard Luloff is working with the MoonDogs about some possible activities at Franklin Rogers Park in the afternoon.
Saturday, July 29: Northwoods League game with the Mankato MoonDogs at the ThunderBay Border Cats. The game is at 6:05 p.m. (and Thunder Bay is on Eastern Time). This game will depend on the level of interest among members and could be canceled for lack of interest. Contact Stew Thornley, 651-415-0791 if you are interested. We will try to organize carpools (and members are encouraged to contact others and set up their own, if possible) and leave the Twin Cities early that morning. This will leave time for lunch in Duluth or along the North Shore and some sightseeing in Thunder Bay. (You have to see the Sleeping Giant.) The plan would be to stay overnight at the Super 8 in Thunder Bay and return on Sunday. You may need a passport.
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March 22World Baseball Classic Viewing Party, 8:00 p.m. Bunny’s Northeast, northwest quadrant of Broadway and Marshall in northeast Minneapolis.
April 8Book Club and Vintage Game Video Club, Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville, 9:30 a.m., October 1964 by David Halberstam and Game Seven of the 1987 World Series.
April 29Spring Chapter Meeting, 9:00 a.m, Faith Mennonite Church, Minneapolis. For more information, contact Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036.
May 13Fred Souba Hot Stove Saturday Morning, Currans, 42nd and Nicollet, 9:00 a.m.
June 23Townball: Cannon Falls Bears at Dundas Dukes, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Park. For more information, contact Stew Thornley, 651-415-0791.
July 15Northwoods League: Waterloo Bucks at Mankato MoonDogs, 6:05 p.m., Franklin Rogers Park. For more information, contact Stew Thornley, 651-415-0791.
July 29Northwoods League: Mankato MoonDogs at Thunder Bay BorderCats, 6:05 p.m., Port Arthur Stadium. For more information, contact Stew Thornley, 651-415-0791.
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