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

May 2006

Kingery and Kiecker Set as Guests for Spring Meeting
Other Events
Election for Board of Directors
Subscription Renewals Due July 1
New Member: Herb Schaper
In Other News . . .
Board of Directors

Kingery and Kiecker Set as Guests for Spring Meeting
Former major leaguers Mike Kingery and Dana Kiecker will be the featured guests at the Halsey Hall SABR Spring Chapter Meeting on Saturday, May 13 at at Davanni’s pizza parlor, 663 Winnetka Avenue North, Golden Valley, 763-398-0303.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the meeting starting at 9:00. Pete Gorton will make a research presentation on John Wesley Donaldson, Bob Tholkes will make a presentation entitled The Pioneers on major league players from the 1880s who are from Minnesota, and the chapter’s research committee will have a panel discussion on research in the morning; the business meeting will be conducted during lunch; and the featured guests will appear in the afternoon. Howard Luloff will also present a Jeopardy-style trivia contest. The meeting price of $7 will include lunch and morning refreshments; the no-lunch price (which will include the meeting and morning refreshments) is $5. Anyone wanting to have lunch must contact meeting coordinator Howard Luloff (952-922-5036, hfan77@webtv.net) by Saturday, May 6.

Other Events
The next Hot Stove Saturday Morning breakfast will be held May 6 at 9:00 a.m. at Bakers Square, 66th and Xerxes, Richfield.

The next Research Roundtable will be held Sunday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at Panera Bread, 3345 Hazelton Road (two blocks south of Southdale, off York Avenue), Edina, 952-835-7825. Armand Peterson will demonstrate an Excel-based system he has been using for keeping track of photos and permissions for his book, Glory Days, which will be published by University of Minnesota Press this fall.

The St. Croix and Quicksteps vintage base ball teams will hold a demonstration match at the Metrodome on Sunday, May 14, prior to the Twins-White Sox game.

Brushing Back Jim Crow: The Integration of Minor League Baseball by Bruce Adelson is the book selection for the next meeting of the chapter book club, Saturday, June 10, at 9:30 a.m. at the Barnes & Noble in Edina.

Election for Board of Directors
Art Mugalian, Armand Peterson, Jodi Elowitz, Dan Levitt, and Kevin Hennessy are candidates for the board of directors. Art, Jodi, and Dan are candidates in the regular election for the three openings for two-year terms. Armand and Kevin are candidates in the special election for the two openings for one-year terms.

Nominations will be open for additional candidates prior to the election at the chapter business meeting, which will be held during lunch at the spring chapter meeting on May 13.

All those running for the board, as well as all current board members, should plan on attending a board of directors meeting on Sunday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. At this meeting, the incoming board members and holdover board members will elect, from among themselves, a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer to a one-year term that will begin July 1. (A description of the duties for these offices are at http://halseyhall.org/bylaws#procedures.) Other than the elections at this board meeting, only the outgoing and holdover board members will be allowed to vote on chapter business because the board term of the incoming members will not begin until July 1.

Subscription Renewals Due July 1
Subscriptions to receive a printed copy of The Holy Cow! in the mail each month will expire at the end of June. Those who want to continue receiving a printed copy may send a check for $15, made out to Halsey Hall SABR, by July 1 to Rich Arpi, 2445 Londin Lane East, Unit 410, Maplewood, Minnesota 55119-5547.

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New Member: Herb Schaper
Herb Schaper has spent his life in the media and is well known for his work in New Ulm as a sports editor, publisher, and sportscaster. He was also an advertising director with the New Ulm Journal.

His career in sports started in New Ulm when Charles “Lefty” Johnson took Herb into a game in which Johnson was going to pitch. Unable to afford the 10 cents for admission, Herb had been sitting on a curb before getting the assist from Johnson. “Immediately I started chasing foul balls, started selling ice cream bars, keeping scorebooks, junior and senior high school sports editor of newspapers . . . and I was on the way,” Herb says. “Even though I was very young at the time, I consider myself fortunate to have grown up in the great amateur baseball era of the 1940s and 1950s.” Not as fortunately, Herb has been told he looks like Sid Hartman and has even been mistaken for him on a few occasions.

Herb is a Bronze Medallion Award winner in national competition for businessman/community volunteer work, and he was recognized by the Minnesota Jaycees as one of the 10 most outstanding young men in the state.

Now retired, Herb spends his time on the computer, doing genealogy work, assisting authors and researchers, being “Herbie the Happy Hosta Hustler and Caladium gardener,” researching candidates and assisting in nominations for the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame, creating the Minnesota Baseball Greats web site, and doing volunteer work for the Department of Defense.

He and his wife, Dorothy, have three sons: Blake, who works for Marco Information Systems in St. Cloud; Blair, who is the track coordinator, girl’s cross-country coach, and teacher at Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Milwaukee; and Brad, who will be starting as a teacher and coach at Lutheran High School.

Born December 18, 1931, Herb shares his birthday with Ty Cobb, Ray Liotta, Betty Grable, Brad Pitt, and Ramsey Clark.

In Other News . . .
Jerry Janzen and his family went on a trip to Florida. On April Fool’s Day, Jerry and his daughter Annie went to two spring training games—the Twins versus the Pirates in Bradenton and the Tigers versus the Devil Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Jerry was also in Milwaukee (along with your scribe) on April 22 when the Brewers tied a major league record with five home runs in one inning.

    May 6—Hot Stove Saturday Morning, Bakers Square, 66th and Xerxes, Richfield, 9:00 a.m. For more information, contact Mark Johnson, 612-822-9638, mjohn@mr.net.

    May 7—Research Roundtable, Panera Bread, 3345 Hazelton Road, Edina, 6:00 p.m.

    May 13—Spring Chapter Meeting, Davanni’s Pizza, 63 Winnetka Avenue North, Golden Valley. For more information, contact Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036, hfan77@webtv.net.

    June 10—Book Club Meeting, Barnes & Noble, Edina, 9:30 a.m., Brushing Back Jim Crow: The Integration of Minor League Baseball by Bruce Adelson. For more information, contact Tom Dolen, 651-483-8617.

Halsey Hall Chapter
Board of Directors 2005-06
President—Bob Tholkes
Vice President—Gregg Omoth
Secretary-Treasurer—Rich Arpi
Chuck Blomquist
Howard Luloff
Gregg Nelson
Cary Smith

The Holy Cow! Editor—Stew Thornley
Webmaster—Deano Thilgen  

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