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

July 2011

Stew Thornley

New Officers Elected

Brenda Himrich was elected president and Art Mugalian secretary of the Halsey Hall Chapter for 2011-2012, and Fred Buckland and Jerry Janzen were re-elected vice president and treasurer, respectively. The other directors for the coming year are Gary DeSmith, Bob Tholkes, and Cary Smith. Howard Luloff was appointed to chair the Events Committee, Bob Tholkes to chair the Research Committee, and Stew Thornley to chair the Membership Committee.

The Fall Chapter meeting has tentatively been scheduled for Saturday, October 15.

Other upcoming events:
The next Hot Stove Saturday Morning, an informal breakfast gathering for the purpose of talking baseball, will be at 9:00 on July 16 at Bakers Square in Richfield (66th Street to the east of Xerxes Avenue).

The Halsey Hall chapter book club’s next selection is Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero by Tom Clavin and Danny Peary. The book club will meet on Saturday, June 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the Barnes and Noble cafe in Har Mar Mall in Roseville. Har Mar Mall is located on Snelling Avenue about a mile and a half north of the state fairgrounds. For more information, contact Art Mugalian at 612-721-2825. Art notes that the book was published as a hardcover in 2010 and is now available in paperback.

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Cow Chips

Harmon Killebrew, who died May 17, was the featured guest at our fall chapter meeting in 1999. Harmon was fourth on the career home run list for nearly a year. He moved past Mickey Mantle for the number-four spot with his 537th home run on September 5, 1972 and held the spot until Frank Robinson passed him August 17, 1973. Harmon remained fifth on the list for more than 25 years, until Mark McGwire passed him August 11, 2001.

The Twins held a memorial service for Harmon at Target Field May 27.

Harmon Killebrew memorial service

Your trusty crusty editor is now rusty after a couple of days in the hospital, from where this issue of The Holy Cow! has been written and distributed. I had a bad landing while skydiving on June 4 and broke a vertebra. I should be out by the time the Twins return home on June 9.

Skydiving sign

Before getting rusty, your crusty editor and Paul Rittenhouse, who works for the airlines and was able to arrange low-cost stand-by flights, took a day-trip to Cleveland on Thursday, June 2 to see Bob Feller’s grave.

Bob Feller grave

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    July 16—Hot Stove Saturday Morning, Bakers Square, 66th and Xerxes, Richfield, 9:00 a.m. For more information, contact Mark Johnson, 952-831-1153.

    July 31—Research and Convention Committee. For more information, contact Bob Tholkes, 763-781-6161.

    August 6—Book Club, Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville, 9:30 a.m., Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero by Tom Clavin and Danny Peary. For more information, contact Art Mugalian, 612-721-2825.

    August 7—Halsey Hall Chapter Board Meeting, 6 p.m. For more information, contact Brenda Himrich, 651-415-0791.

    Summer 2012—SABR Convention, Minneapolis  

Board of Directors 2010-2011
President—Kevin Hennessy
Vice President—Fred Buckland
Secretary—Bob Tholkes
Treasurer—Jerry Janzen
Scot Johnson
Cary Smith  

Board of Directors 2011-2012
President—Brenda Himrich
Vice President—Fred Buckland
Secretary—Art Mugalian
Treasurer—Jerry Janzen
Gary DeSmith
Cary Smith
Bob Tholkes

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

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