Fall Chapter Meeting November 3
The 2018 Fall Chapter meeting will be Saturday, November 3 at Faith Mennonite Church, 2720 E. 22nd Street in south Minneapolis.
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 featured guest to follow. 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.
Members are invited to submit a proposal to make a research (oral or poster) presentation at the meeting. Proposals must be sent to Research Committee co-chairs Brenda Himrich or Sarah Johnson and include a title and brief outline of what the presentation will consist of with emphasis on the research that will be included. Standard oral 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. The Research Committee (which also consists of Dan Levitt, Jim Cox, Doug Skipper, Stew Thornley, Rich Arpi, Dave Lande, and Bob Tholkes) will finalize the schedule of research presentations by October 20, two weeks before the meeting, so proposals must be submitted by then. Proposals for poster presentations may also be submitted to the co-chairs.
Two presentations have been approved so far:
- Showdown: Babe Ruths Rebellious Barnstorming Tour of 1921 by Tom Flynn
- Analysis of the Unique Role of the Official Scorer in Baseball by Stew Thornley
Other Upcoming Events:
The Halsey Hall Chapter Book Club will meet Saturday, August 4 at 9:30 a.m. at the usual spot, Barnes & Noble in Har Mar Mall in Roseville. The book selection is The Bronx Zoo: The Astonishing Inside Story of the 1978 World Champion New York Yankees by Sparky Lyle with Peter Golenbock.
Brent Heutmaker organized a list of all the book selections since the book club started in August 2002: Halsey Hall Book Club Selections
Fred Souba Hot Stove Saturday Morning
The next Fred Souba Hot Stove Saturday Morning, an informal breakfast gathering for the purpose of talking baseball, will be at 9:00 on Saturday, September 15 at Bunnys Northeast, 34 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis 55413, 612-545-5659 (in what was the keg warehouse of the Grain Belt Brewery).
The Halsey Hall Chapter Research Committee will meet Monday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southdale Library, 7001 York Avenue, Edina. All members are welcome to attend. The meeting will contain recaps of the SABR convention from those who attended. In committee news, Jim Cox is compiling a list of books and articles written by past and present chapter members.
This years Northwoods League was on Saturday, July 21 to Baker Field at Bill Taunton Stadium in Willmar. Howard Luloff arranged pre-game activities, which included Willmar Stingers co-owner Ryan Voz (in above photo, on the right) talking to SABR members. In the game (below), Willmar beat the St. Cloud Rox 6-5 in 14 innings.
A townball trip to Austin is planned for Saturday, July 28. Meet at Art Mugalians house, 5033 18th Avenue South, Minneapolis 55417, at 9:30 a.m. to form carpools. First stop will be the Spam Museum, then lunch at Piggy Blues Bar-B-Que (motto: Where you can eat pig or eat like a pig!), then a 2 p.m. game between the Hampton Cardinals and Austin Greyhounds at Marcusen Park, 901 Main Street South.
Keep up to date with chapter activities on social media:
SABR Halsey Hall Chapter Facebook page
Halsey Hall Chapter Twitter page
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Jim Swanson has created an acrostics baseball puzzle:
Click on the puzzle for a pdf image.
The puzzle with answers will appear next month.
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The Halsey Hall Chapter welcomes Rick Emerson.
Know a potential member? Here are resources for getting that person happily involved in SABR:
Have you attended a Minnesota college, and would you be willing to contact it about the possibility of integrating SABR into some departments? If so, please contact Membership Committee Chair Hans Van Slooten.
Hans has written an article on SABR and our chapter for Twins Daily: Interested in Baseball Research? Join SABR!
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Roger Godin has published a book, The Mysterious Gerry Geran, about the first U. S.-born player in the National Hockey League.
Article in the June 26, 2018 Star Tribune: Official Scorers Consider Bad hops, Bad Throwsand Exit Velocity
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July 23Research Committee meeting, 7:00 p.m.. For more information, contact Brenda Himrich, 651-415-0791, or Sarah Johnson.
July 28Spam Museum and townball game at Marcusen Park in Austin. For more information, contact Stew Thornley, 651-415-0791.
August 4Book Club, Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville, 9:30 a.m., The Bronx Zoo: The Astonishing Inside Story of the 1978 World Champion New York Yankees by Sparky Lyle with Peter Golenbock.
September 15Fred Souba Hot Stove League Saturday Morning, Bunnys, Minneapolis, 9:00 a.m.
November 3Fall Chapter Meeting, 9:00 a.m, Faith Mennonite Church, Minneapolis. For more information, contact Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036.
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Board of Directors 2018-2019
Vice PresidentFrank Kadwell
Hans Van Slooten
Membership Committee ChairHans Van Slooten
Events Committee ChairHoward Luloff
Research Committee ChairsBrenda Himrich and Sarah Johnson
The Holy Cow! EditorStew Thornley
Ass. WebmastersStew Thornley and Frank Kadwell
Social Media DirectorTom Flynn
Halsey Hall Chapter Web Page
Past issues of The Holy Cow! are available on-line.
Chapter Procedures and By-Laws
Society for American Baseball Research
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