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

November 2007

Recap of Fall Chapter Meeting
Book Club to Meet December 8
New Baseball E-List
New Member: Dave Laliberte
Board of Directors

Recap of Fall Chapter Meeting

Submitted by Howard Luloff
Twenty-five SABR members were in attendance for the Halsey Hall Chapter’s Fall Meeting on Saturday, October 20 at Grace University Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

Chapter Events Chair Howard Luloff once again emceed the festivities, which began following the opening session with research presentations from Dave Jensen on Baseball Cards; Tom “Swifty” Swift, presenting research he has done for his forecoming book on Charles Albert “Chief” Bender, focusing on the 1902 season; Bob Tholkes, telling about his research on the pitcher who developed the forkball, Bullet Joe Bush; and Lee Temanson, filling in for the absent Dain TePoel (who became a father a few days before the meeting) giving a short presentation about a World War II newsletter from the U.S.S. Mount McKinley about a wire service report on drafted major leaguers.

Following the Chapter Business Meeting and lunch, the afternoon session commenced with Armand Peterson presided over a panel of former Minnesota amateur baseball players that featured former Ohio State athlete Bob Montebello, Ken Staples, who played for and managed town teams in Fairmont, Mankato, and West St. Paul and also served as a minor league manager, and former New Ulm Journal reporter and KNUJ radio broadcaster Herb Schaper. Each of the panelists looked back at amateur baseball in Minnesota back in the 1940s and 1950s.

The meeting portion concluded with a Jeopardy-style trivia quiz with the categories Jackie Robinson, 1987 World Champion Twins, It Happened This Season, Cardinals in Cooperstown, “Herb”s Without Peaches, and Twins Rhyme Time. The Final Question category was Metrodome Firsts, with the clue “The first Twins pitcher to win a regular season game in the Metrodome.” Both teams, captained by Dan Levitt and Cary Smith were incorrect with the correct question, “Who was Roger Erickson?” No, Charlie Boone was not his batterymate.

Following the Quicksteps meeting to discuss the proposal splitting the teams into a SABR Nine and an Open Nine, the scene shifted to the residence of Stew Thornley and Brenda Himrich for food, fellowship and or course baseball. After viewing a portion of a DVD of the penultimate game of the 1967 season between the Twins and Red Sox, it was time for Game Six of the American League Championship Series between the Indians and Red Sox, with the Red Sox routing the Tribe.

Book Club to Meet December 8

The Halsey Hall Chapter Book Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 8 at Dunn Brothers Coffee at the Ramsey County Library, County Road B and Hamline Avenue, Roseville. The book to be read is Built to Win: Inside Stories and Leadership Strategies from Baseball’s Winningest GM by John Schuerholz, Larry Guest, and Bob Costas. All members are welcome.

New Baseball E-List

At the October 7 chapter board of directors meeting, the chapter voted to restrict its e-list forum to members. As a result, a new e-list was created for the purpose of allowing baseball discussion among all fans. The chapter e-list will remain for news and information related to the chapter and as a repository for meeting minutes and agendas.

Any chapter members who would like to join the chapter e-list may sign up at http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/halseyhall.

Members can also join the general baseball e-list at http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/baseballmn.

New Member: Dave Laliberte

The Halsey Hall Chapter welcomes new member Dave Laliberte.

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    November 3—Hot Stove Saturday Morning, Bakers Square, 66th and Xerxes, Richfield, 9:00 a.m. For more information, contact Mark Johnson, 612-822-9638, baseballbooks@comcast.net.

    November 18—Research Roundtable, Perkins Restaurant, 4917 Eden Avenue, Edina, 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Cary Smith, 952-807-8767, zinnbeck@aol.com.

    December 8—Book Club Meeting, Ramsey County Library, County Road B and Hamline Avenue, Roseville, 9:30 a.m., Built to Win: Inside Stories and Leadership Strategies from Baseball’s Winningest GM by John Schuerholz, Larry Guest, and Bob Costas. For more information, contact Tom Dolen, 651-483-8617, or Art Mugalian, 612-721-2825, amugalian@comcast.net.

Halsey Hall Chapter
Board of Directors 2007-2008
President—Dan Levitt
Vice President—Lee Temanson
Secretary—Armand Peterson
Treasurer—Doug Ernst
Art Mugalian
George Rekela
Stew Thornley

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

Halsey Hall Chapter Web Page: http://halseyhall.org

Halsey Hall Chapter E-list/Message Board: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/halseyhall

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Chapter History: http://halseyhall.org/officers_history.html

Chapter Procedures and By-Laws: http://halseyhall.org/bylaws.html

Society for American Baseball Research: http://sabr.org

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