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

July 2008

Fall Chapter Meeting Set for October 18
Book Club and Breakfast
Board of Directors

Fall Chapter Meeting Set for October 18

The Fall Chapter meeting will be on Saturday, October 18 in the meeting room of the TCF Bank at 459 Lexington Parkway in St. Paul. The bank is located adjacent to the former site of Lexington Park and has a display to the ballpark, including a plaque donated by the Halsey Hall Chapter, on a plaza outside its front doors.

Former Twins executive vice president Clark Griffith is tentatively set as the featured guest. Clark is now the commissioner of the Northern League.

Convention News
Atlanta has been selected as the site of the 2010 SABR convention. Minneapolis was considered for the convention and will continue to be considered for future years. The 2009 SABR convention will be in Washington, D. C. from July 30 to August 2.

New Member
The chapter welcomes Roger Raina to the Society for American Baseball Research.

Book Club and Breakfast

Art Mugalian, Bob Tholkes, Rich Arpi, Tom Flynn, Mark Johnson, Gregg Omoth, and Doug Kenison along with Tom Swift were on hand at the June 14 book club to discuss Tom Swift’s book, Chief Bender’s Burden. The next meeting of the book club will be Saturday, August 9 at 9:30 a.m. at the Barnes & Noble in Har Mar Mall in Roseville to discuss Man on Spikes by the recently late Eliot Asinof.

Meanwhile, the Hot Stove Saturday Morning will be at its usual location, Bakers Square in Richfield, on July 19 at 9:00 a.m.


The season is underway for the Quicksteps vintage base ball team. The SABR Nine of the Quicksteps has several games coming up over the next few months:

  • Friday, July 4, Murphy’s Landing, Shakopee, 1:30 p.m. (parade will precede game)
  • Saturday, July 19, B. F. Nelson Park, Minneapolis, 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, July 27, Harriet Island, St. Paul
  • Monday, August 4, Fridley Historical Society Grounds, Fridley, 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 9, Richfield Historical Society Grounds, Richfield, 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 6, Mantorville
  • Sunday, September 21, Brooklyn Park Historic Farm, Brooklyn Park, 1:30 p.m.

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    July 19—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.

    July 20—Research Roundtable, Perkins Restaurant, 4917 Eden Avenue, Edina, 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Bob Tholkes, 763-781-6161, rjtholkes@msn.com.

    August 9—Book Club Meeting, Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville, 9:30 a.m., Man on Spikes by Eliot Asinov. For more information, contact Tom Dolen, 651-483-8617, or Art Mugalian, 612-721-2825, amugalian@comcast.net.

    October 18—Fall Chapter Meeting. For more information, contact Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036, Hfan77@webtv.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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Chapter Procedures and By-Laws: http://halseyhall.org/bylaws.html

Society for American Baseball Research: http://sabr.org

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