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LaCrosse Coming Up July 9
Those wanting to meet for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or funch on the way down may gather at 10:30 a.m. at Winonas Family Restaurant, 1611 Service Drive, Winona 55987, 507-454-5104.
There is no charge for the meeting in LaCrosse. The group will purchase tickets for that nights Northwoods League game. (We wont do the all-you-can-eat tickets; dinner at the ballpark will be on your own.)
Those wanting to stay overnight may check out the Comfort Inn Onalaska, 1223 Crossing Meadows Drive, Onalaska 54650, 888-734-8507.
The book club will next meet on Saturday, June 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the usual spot, Barnes & Noble in Har Mar Mall in Roseville. The book selection is Don Baylor: Nothing But the Truth by Don Baylor with Claire Smith. The group will also discuss Kerry Woods 20-strikeout game and 1-hitter May 6, 1998. (See if you think the one hit should have been called an error.) The game is available for viewing on YouTube: 5/6/98: Kerry Wood Strikes Out 20.
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 2 at Currans, 4201 Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis.
This years town ball outing will be Friday, July 22 in Miesville as the Mudhens take on St. Louis Park at Jack Ruhr Field. The game is at 8:00, and anyone interested may come early (around 5:30 or 6:00) for a pre-game meal at Kings Place, which is across Hwy. 61 from the ballpark. Sarah Johnson will be writing an article on Miesville for the Midwest Traveler section in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Hans Van Slooten, the primary developer for baseball-reference.com, made a presentation on behalf of the Halsey Hall Chapter Research Committee at the Roseville Library May 16. Hans gave a tour of the site (which includes a category for J. T. Snow for most postseason runs scored while saving a child and the water utility bill for Oddibe McDowell) and demonstrated the sites Play Index, taking queries from the crowd and finding information in the index.
The Research Committee will hold a regular meeting Monday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southdale Library in Edina. The committee is also planning a meeting in August with reports from chapter members who attend the SABR convention in Miami.
He will be having a book event on Saturday, June 11 at 4:30 p.m. at Moon Palace Books, 2830 E. 33rd Street, Minneapolis 55406.
Michael will also be the keynote speaker at the induction ceremony for the Shrine of the Eternals for the Baseball Reliquary in Pasadena on July 17.
Member and Chapter News
Jon Niese had an article in the Chippewa Herald: One and Done: Chippewa Falls Took a Swing at Minor League Baseball 110 Years Ago
Sarah Johnson had an article published in Twins Daily: A Glimpse into the Life of an Official Scorer
Charlie Levitt, son of Dan and a freshman left fielder at Swarthmore College outside Philadelphia, started 38 games for the Garnet this year. Swarthmore stats
Tom Rooney has been conducting a series of baseball classes, Theres No Crying in Baseball: The American Pastime in Pop Culture, through Northern Dakota County TriDistrict Commission at Henry Sibley High School in Inver Grove Heights. He has one class remaining, on June 25, The Minnesota Twins in Movie and Song. The class runs from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and is $10.
Everyones an Expert
The difference between what Im doing, and what others are doing sitting at home, is like being on two different planets.
June 20Research Committee meeting, Southdale Library in Edina, 7:00 p.m.
July 2Fred Souba Hot Stove Saturday Morning, Currans, 42nd and Nicollet, 9:00 a.m.
July 9Meeting and LaCrosse Loggers Game, LaCrosse.
July 22St. Louis Park at Miesville Mudhens.