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

November 2006

New Member: Gary Hackenmueller
Recap and Upcoming Events
Board of Directors

New Member: Gary Hackenmueller
Gary Hackenmueller is a retired accountant from southwest Minneapolis who saw his first game, at Nicollet Park in Minneapolis, in 1951 right after Willie Mays had been called up by the Giants. In 1955, he attended the last game ever played at Nicollet Park. He was at the first and last games at Met Stadium and the first game at the Metrodome.

Gary sings in the Eagan Men’s Chorus and is a member of his church choir. He is now writing a book of sports stories, mostly baseball. He has a daughter, Joy, who lives in New York. The two go to Yankee Stadium when Gary visits her.

Gary shares his February 7 birthday with Al Smith, Juan Pizzaro, Endy Chavez, Burt Hooton, Benny Ayala, Spike Shannon, Carney Lansford, Dan Quisenberry, and Sinclair Lewis.

Other new members: Mathew Schraufnagel, Andrew Greengrass, Michael Ramseyer, Barry Brunsman, Jeff Lehtinen, Dwayne Ingalls, Duane Passa, and Blake Meyer.

Recap and Upcoming Events

Twenty-two SABR members attended the Fall Chapter Meeting on October 21. The meeting featured Eric Curry, the vice president for corporate partnerships for the Minnesota Twins, and research presentations by Rich Arpi, Stew Thornley, and Dan Levitt.

The meeting was adorned by a vintage photo of chapter namesake Halsey Hall, which was donated by chapter member Brent Peterson of the Washington County Historical Society. The photo had been given to the historical society by a woman who found it in her home.

Coming Up:

Jed Levitt is having a housewarming party at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 4 at 851 River Mews Court, #202 in Minneapolis. It is in the East River Mews complex with entry off Franklin Avenue. For directions, call Jed at 612-333-7601.

The Research Committee will hold its bi-monthly roundtable on Sunday, November 5, at 6 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant in Edina.

The next Hot Stove Saturday Morning will be at 9:00 on November 11 at Bakers Square in Richfield.

The book club will meet December 9 at 9:30 at Barnes & Noble in Edina. The book to be read is We Played the Game: 65 Players Remember Baseball’s Greatest Era, 1947-1964 by Danny Peary and Lawrence S. Ritter

The winter Hot Stove Meeting will be Saturday night, February 3 at Kevin Hennessy’s house in St. Paul. Anyone who has trouble walking may use the parking spot behind his house. Contact Kevin at 651-227-5183.

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    November 4—Jed Levitt Housewarming, 7 to 9 p.m., 51 River Mews Court, #202, Minneapolis, 612-333-7601.

    November 5—Research Roundtable, Perkins Restaurant, 4917 Eden Avenue, Edina, 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Dan Levitt, 612-377-5154, danrl@attglobal.net.

    November 11—Hot Stove Saturday Morning, Bakers Square, 66th and Xerxes, Richfield, 9:00 a.m. For more information, contact Mark Johnson, 612-822-9638, mtjohnson10@mn.rr.com.

    December 9—Book Club Meeting, Barnes & Noble, Edina, 9:30 a.m., We Played the Game: 65 Players Remember Baseball’s Greatest Era, 1947-1964 by Danny Peary and Lawrence S. Ritter. For more information, contact Tom Dolen, 651-483-8617.

    February 3—Hot Stove Meeting at the home of Kevin Hennessy, 608 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, 651-227-5183.  

Halsey Hall Chapter
Board of Directors 2006-007
President—Bob Tholkes
Vice President—Howard Luloff
Secretary—Armand Peterson
Treasurer—Kevin Hennessy
Jodi Elowitz
Dan Levitt
Art Mugalian

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

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