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

January 2009

Spring Chapter Meeting May 2
Volunteers Needed for Twins Fest
Levitt Article Makes Cover of Baseball Research Journal
Board of Directors

Spring Chapter Meeting May 2

The Spring Chapter Meeting will be Saturday, May 2. The event will include the Twins-Royals game that night. More details will follow as they become available. Meanwhile, members are invited to submit a proposal to make a research presentation at the meeting. Proposals must be made in writing (e-mail is fine) to Research Committee Chair Bob Tholkes, 3966 NE Reservoir Boulevard, Columbia Heights, Minnesota 55421-4069, rjtholkes@msn.com, 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 Tom Swift, Dan Levitt, Rich Arpi, Cary Smith, and Stew Thornley) will finalize the schedule of research presentations by April 18, two weeks before the meeting, so proposals must be submitted by then.

Other Upcoming Events:
The annual Hot Stove League Meeting will be Saturday night, February 7, at 7 p.m. at the home of Kevin Hennessy, 608 Grand Avenue in St. Paul. This is an informal gathering to discuss baseball among friends. Food and drinks will be available, and donations will be appreciated.

The Hot Stove Saturday Morning will be January 10 at Bakers Square in Richfield.

The Research Committee will have its bi-monthly Research Roundtable January 11 at Perkins Restaurant in Edina.

The book club will meet February 14 at Barnes & Noble in Roseville. The reading selection for the book club is Hustle: The Myth, Life, and Lies of Pete Rose by Michael Sokolove.

Volunteers Needed for Twins Fest

The Halsey Hall Chapter will have a table at Twins Fest at the Metrodome the weekend of January 23 to 25, and coordinator Rich Arpi is seeking members to staff the table for these shifts: Friday, January 23, 5:30 to 9:30; Saturday, January 24, 9:00 to noon, noon to 3:00, 3:00 to 6:00; Sunday, January 25, 9:00 to 12:30, 12:30 to 4:00. Anyone interested may contact Rich at 651-739-6986 or 651-259-3351 or via e-mail at rwaces@cs.com or richard.arpi@mnhs.org.

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Levitt Article Makes Cover of Baseball Research Journal

Dan Levitt, along with Matt Levitt (Dan’s brother, who now lives in Texas) and Mark Armour (Dan’s co-author on the book Paths to Glory), have the cover article in the 2008 SABR Baseball Research Journal, “History Versus Harry Frazee: Re-revising the Story.”


    January 10—Hot Stove Saturday Morning, Bakers Square, 66th and Xerxes, Richfield, 9:00 a.m. For more information, contact Mark Johnson, 952-831-1153, baseballbooks@comcast.net.

    January 11—Research Roundtable, Perkins Restaurant, 4917 Eden Avenue, Edina, 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Bob Tholkes, 763-781-6161, rjtholkes@msn.com.

    February 7—Hot Stove Meeting at the home of Kevin Hennessy, 608 Grand Avenue, St. Paul 55102, 7:00 p.m., 651-492-2298.

    February 14—Book Club Meeting, Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville, 9:30 a.m., Hustle: The Myth, Life, and Lies of Pete Rose by Michael Sokolove. For more information, contact Tom Dolen, 651-483-8617, or Art Mugalian, 612-721-2825, amugalian@comcast.net.

Halsey Hall Chapter
Board of Directors 2008-2009
President—Art Mugalian
Vice President—Lee Temanson
Secretary—Armand Peterson
Treasurer—Jerry Janzen
Doug Ernst
Gary Hackenmueller
Stew Thornley

The Holy Cow! Editor—Stew Thornley
Webmaster—John Gregory 

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