Officers Elected and Fall Chapter Meeting Date Set
Tom Flynn was elected president, Frank Kadwell vice-president, Jerry Janzen treasurer, and Dave Lande secretary. The other members of the board of directors for 2018-2019 are Jim Cox, Bob Komoroski, and Hans Van Slooten.
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.
Other Upcoming Events:
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, July 7 at Bunnys Northeast, 34 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis 55413, 612-545-5659 (in what was the keg warehouse of the Grain Belt Brewery).
All-Star Game Viewing Party
Bunnys Northeast will also be the site of members getting together to watch the All-Star Game on Tuesday night, July 17.
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.
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
This years Northwoods League outing will be Saturday, July 21 to see the St. Cloud Rox at the Willmar Stingers at Baker Field at Bill Taunton Stadium, 1401 SW 22nd Street, Willmar 56201. The game is at 7:05 p.m., and Howard Luloff is arranging pre-game activities with the Stingers that begin at the stadium at 2:00. SABR friend Adam Platt wrote an article for Twin Cities Business on the Northwoods League: A League of His Own: Inside the Northwoods Leagues Rise to Prominence
Celebrate the Fourth of July with a ball game at John Burch Park in Cannon Falls. At 2 p.m. the Randolph Railcats play the Cannon Falls Bears.
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.
Brown County baseball historians Randy Krzmarzick and Scott Surprenant hosted a chapter member June 17 for a tripleheader with games at Hanska, Stark, and Sleepy Eye, the latter at the field where Babe Ruth played in 1922. Randy and Scott have been featured in television reports on their research into Babe Ruths trip to Sleepy Eye:
Remembering Babe Ruths Visit Sleepy Eye, Minn. (Fox Sports North)
Babe Ruth Home Run Ball Turns up with 104-year-old Minnesotan
In addition, Randy has written an interesting article about Sleepy Eye native and former Twins pitcher Fred Bruckbauer in the June 23, 2018 New Ulm Journal: Statistics Dont Tell Bruckbauers Story
Sarah Johnson attended the Class AA state high school tournament at Joe Faber (shown below) and Dick Putz fields.
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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When Is a Pitcher a Hurler?
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No new members this round, but were always up for new folks.
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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Writing Opportunities through SABR Games Project
Looking for a topic to write about? The SABR Games Project is publishing a book containing game stories of each teams biggest blowout wins. One Twins games is still available: July 26, 2010: Minnesota Twins 19, Kansas City Royals 1 at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City
If you are interested or want more information, contact Stew Thornley.
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Matt Johnson had a bunt single and grand slam in the same inning at Brennan Field in Hinckley, leading Nowthen to an 18-14 win. The teams are shown below with their post-game handshakes.
Emma Charlesworth-Seiler is in her second season of umpiring in organized baseball, this year in the Northwest League. She started the season with a series in Eugene, Oregon, and KPIC-TV did a feature story on her: Minor League Baseball is Absolutely Willing to Have Whoever Is Most Qualified
Hans Van Slooten has left Sports Reference, where he was the primary developer for baseball-reference.com, to become a baseball systems developer with the Minnesota Twins.
In the June 3, 2018 Star Tribune, Curt Brown wrote a revealing article about Ossie Bluege, who was the featured guest at the first SABR meeting held in Minnesota, in August 1981.
A chapter member is teaching a baseball course through the University of Minnesota College of Continuing & Professional Studies on Thursday, July 19:
Registration is available thorough the LearningLife website or by phone, 612-624-4000. As the catalog notes, LearningLife seminars embrace Socrates belief in inquiry and exchange; they include both lecture and critical discussion. Tuition includes continental breakfast.
Note on how to go cheap: the same member will give a shorter version of this presentation for free at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, at the Maple Grove Library, 8001 Main Street, Maple Grove 55369 (nice). You dont get a continental breakfast, though.
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July 4Randolph Railcats at Cannon Falls Bears, John Burch Park, 2:00 p.m. (pre-game at 12:30 Mill Street Tavern). For more information, contact Sarah Johnson.
July 7Fred Souba Hot Stove League Saturday Morning, Bunnys, Minneapolis, 9:00 a.m.
July 17All-Star Game Viewing Party, Bunnys, Minneapolis, 7:00 p.m.
July 21Northwoods League: St. Cloud Rox at Willmar Stingers, 7:05 p.m. (pre-game events starting at 2:00), Bill Taunton Stadium. For more information, Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036.
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.
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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