Halsey Hall Fall Virtual Chapter Meeting Set for November 7
The Halsey Hall Chapter spring meeting will be held on-line on Saturday, November 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A link will be sent to all chapter members before the meeting. Members may begin gathering on the site at 9:30 to chat. Here is the lineup of events, to be moderated by Your Sports Voice, Howard Luloff:
The meeting will feature three research presentation:
- 10:00-10:15: Opening Session
- 10:15-10:45: Stew ThornleyAndy Oylers Two-foot Home Run: Is It Okay to Destroy a Legend?
- 10:45-11:00: Break
- 11:00-11:30: Chapter Semi-Annual Business Meeting
- 11:30-Noon: Corky GaskellDoc Adams: His Life and Accomplishments
- Noon-12:30: Dirk LammersNone-and-Done: The Moonlight Grahams of No-hit Debuts
The semi-annual business meeting will also be held. The business will include a proposed amendment to the By-Laws regarding ARTICLE 1: CHAPTER, Section 2-By-Laws, which now reads:
These By-Laws are intended to supplement and be deemed subordinate to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). Wherever any conflict shall arise between any provisions thereof and such Constitution and By-Laws of SABR, the latter shall prevail.
The proposed amendment:
Add to end of ARTICLE I: CHAPTER, Section 2-By-Laws: The Halsey Hall Chapter will follow all provisions of SABR, including its Code of Conduct.
If passed, the revised section in its entirety, will read:
These By-Laws are intended to supplement and be deemed subordinate to the Constitution and By-Laws of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). Wherever any conflict shall arise between any provisions thereof and such Constitution and By-Laws of SABR, the latter shall prevail. The Halsey Hall Chapter will follow all provisions of SABR, including its Code of Conduct.
The board of directors endorsed this amendment, which requires an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present and voting.
The chapter board also approved a change to the Research Committee procedures, which included the addition of One presentation slot will be reserved for a first-time presenter until four weeks before the chapter meeting and that "The committee will
coordinate the schedule with the chair of the Events Committee and the presenters to discuss technology needs along with the timing of the
presentations and the timing cues that will be used. Proposals for poster presentations will be accepted and approved with a similar
process. Presenters must be members in good standing of the Society for American Baseball Research and the Halsey Hall Chapter. In addition, a bulleted item was added to the committee duties: Prepare a report of Research Committee activities and present it for
the semi-annual chapter meetings.
The procedures for the Research Committee, with these changes, are at Procedures for the Research Committee.
A list of all procedures is at Chapter Procedures.
The Halsey Hall Chapter is invited to join the Ken Keltner Badger State Chapter for a virtual meeting Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. The guest will be an official scorer from one of the chapters who will discuss official scoring. It will include a brief history of official scoring, relevant current topics, and it will include video clips of plays to allow participants to vote on whether they would rule them as a hit or error. A link for the meeting will be sent out to all chapter members a half-hour before the meeting starts. Meanwhile, the Keltner Badger State Chapter has a newsletter worth purusing: Keltners Hot Corner
The Research Committee will meet on Zoom November 2 and December 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. At the December 14 meeting, all members are invited to report on their research projects, seek tips, and/or make suggestions. Anyone wanting to participate may contact co-chairs Brenda Himrich or Stew Thornley, 651-415-0791.
The Research Committee consists of Brenda Himrich, Sarah Johnson, Dan Levitt, Jim Cox, Doug Skipper, Stew Thornley, Rich Arpi, Dave Lande, Anders Koskinen, Hans Van Slooten, Gene Gomes, and Bob Tholkes.
A virtual chat among contributors to Baseballs Biggest Blowout Games featuring featuring contributors to the book will be held via Zoom on Saturday, November 21 from 9 to 10 a.m. Published by SABR in September 2020, Baseballs Biggest Blowout Games chronicles the largest routs since 1901, including four winning games by the Minnesota Twins. Contributing authors to the books 159 stories include Halsey Hall Chapter members Brent Heutmaker, Anders Koskinen, Joel Rippel, and Stew Thornley. A message with the Zoom information will be emailed to all chapter members 15 minutes before the start of the chat.
The Halsey Hall Chapter Book Club will meet virtually Saturday, December 12 at 9:30 a.m. The book selection is 24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid by Willie Mays and John Shea.
Brent Heutmaker has organized a list of all the book selections since the book club started in August 2002: Halsey Hall Book Club Selections
The Fred Souba Hot Stove Saturday Morning, an informal breakfast gathering for the purpose of talking baseball, will be on hold for a while, either until it is safe to gather indoors again or when it is possible to meet outdoors.
Keep up to date with chapter activities on social media:
SABR Halsey Hall Chapter Facebook page
Halsey Hall Chapter Twitter page
Please visit both pages, and, if you havent yet, Like the Facebook page and Follow the Twitter page and set your notifications to be alerted to new posts.
Video Archives of Past Events
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The Halsey Hall Chapter welcomes Dan Schultz to SABR.
Free student memberships available: SABR, at its 2019 End of Year Campaign, pledged to donate 10 percent of all member gifts back to the Chapters the donors are affiliated with in the form of free student memberships. Halsey Hall Chapter members donated more than $2,800 during the campaign, resulting in 11 free student SABR memberships. The chapter has committed to pay for four additional student memberships if that many are interested.
Know a potential member? Here are resources for getting that person happily involved in SABR:
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First-Time SABR Authors
Jim Cox is asking for all Halsey Hall Chapter members who had their first article published by SABR in 2020 to contact him. He is looking into how best to recognize them and maintain a record of first-time SABR authors within the chapter. This could be for any article, research paper, biography, game story, or anything else published by SABR via its various formats. If you are one of these folks, please contact Jim at email@example.com.
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Copies of Minnesotans in Baseball Available at Low Price
In 2007 the chapter compiled a book, Minnesotans in Baseball, that was published by Nodin Press of Minneapolis. Norton Stillman, the owner of Nodin Press, has about 230 copies of the book left. Rather than turn them to pulp, Norton is offering them to chapter members at an incredible price. The books are in boxes of 15 each, and a box can be purchased for $30. Anyone purchasing at least one box can also buy whatever additional loose copies are available at $2 each.
The plan for those interested is to meet at the Nodin Press office in St. Louis Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 14. Those who arent able to be there at that time can make other arrangements although people are urged to come on the 14th if possible to minimize the hassle of it all. Norton will need to know how many boxes are spoken for a few days in advance so he can have them taken out of the warehouse.
Anyone wanting a box or more may contact Stew Thornley by Monday, November 9.
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Joe Niese has an article, Loose Cannon, in Volume 2 of Turnstile: The SABR Journal of Baseball Art, which is available for a free download from the SABR Baseball Arts Committee.
Joel Rippel had a game story published in the SABR Games Project: October 6, 1984: Steve Garveys Walk-off Home Run Lifts Padres in Game 4 of NLCS. Tom Merrick also had a game story published: May 21, 1913: Gavvy Cravath and Tom Seaton Star as Phillies Crush Cincinnati 12-0.
Terry Bohn had a biography published for the SABR BioProject: Lee DeMontreville.
The October or so 2020 issue of the newsletter of the SABR Official Scoring Committee is now on-line.
November 2Research Committee meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m. via Zoom. For more information, contact Brenda Himrich, 651-415-0791.
November 7Fall Virtual Chapter Meeting, 10:00 a.m. (with social at 9:30). For more information, contact Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036.
November 12Virtual Meeting with the Ken Keltner Badger State Chapter, 7:00 p.m. Topic is official scoring.
November 21Virtual chat about Baseballs Biggest Blowout Games, 9:00 a.m.
December 12Book Club via Zoom, 9:30 a.m., 24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid by Willie Mays and John Shea.
December 14Research Committee meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m. via Zoom. For more information, contact Brenda Himrich, 651-415-0791. All members are welcome for research sharing at this meeting.
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Board of Directors 2020-2021
Vice PresidentHans Van Slooten
Events Committee ChairHoward Luloff
Research Committee Co-Chairs and Co-Chair-in-waitingBrenda Himrich, Stew Thornley, Gene Gomes
Membership Committee ChairFrank Kadwell
The Holy Cow! EditorStew Thornley
Ass. WebmastersFrank Kadwell, Hans Van Slooten, and Stew Thornley
Social Media DirectorsTom Flynn, Twitter; Bob Komoroski, Facebook
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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