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

October 2009

Tom Quinlan to Speak at Fall Chapter Meeting
Preservation Talk on History of St. Paul Baseball
New Member
Board of Directors

Tom Quinlan to Speak at Fall Chapter Meeting

Tom Quinlan will be the featured guest at the Halsey Hall Chapter Fall Meeting on Saturday, October 17. A hockey and baseball star at Hill-Murray High School in Maplewood, Quinlan was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays as well as by the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League. He signed with the Blue Jays and later played in parts of two seasons with them as well as with the Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins.

The chapter meeting will be at the Grace University Lutheran Church, 324 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-0125. Parking is in lot AA, across Harvard Street from the church.

Attendees can head over to the Kevin Hennessy home (608 Grand Avenue, St. Paul 55102, 651-651-492-2298) after the meeting to watch the playoffs on television.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the opening ceremonies at 9:00. Tom Quinlan will be on next, followed by research presentations, which will take place before and after lunch. Four research presentations have been scheduled:

  • Dan Levitt on the abortive peace negotiations in the fall of 1914 between the Federal League and organized baseball
  • John Bonnes, Baseball’s Blogosphere
  • Bob Tholkes on the New York Sunday Mercury
  • Mendal Mearkle on the Hall of Fame credentials of Stuffy McInnis

The cost of the meeting is $8 with lunch and $5 without lunch. Please RSVP to Events Chair Howard Luloff at 952-922-5036, hfan77@webtv.net, by October 10.

The 2009 Spring Chapter Meeting has been tentatively set for Saturday, May 22. The Twins play the Milwaukee Brewers at Target Field that night.

Preservation Talk on History of St. Paul Baseball

Historic St. Paul is hosting a Preservation Talk: History of St. Paul Baseball on Thursday, October 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Summit Brewery, 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul, 55102, 651-265-7800. Some of the presentations will be by members of the Halsey Hall Chapter, and the event will include samples of beer from Summit Brewery. The event is free, but seats are limited. Anyone interested in attending may call 651-222-3049 or e–mail info@historicsaintpaul.org.

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New Member

Jeff Roberts is a software engineer who moved to Minneapolis after growing up in Grand Forks and Fargo.

Jeff became a baseball fan and got hooked by the first game he watched, one of Dave Stieb’s consecutive one-hitters that were broken up with two out in the ninth, in 1988. The first game he attended was at the Metrodome on August 23, 1992. “Not a historically significant game,” he says, “but it might have been one of Lenny Webster’s top games”.

Jeff shares his June 6 birthday with fellow member Dean Schmitz as well as Brooks Kieschnick, Bill Davis, Bud Harrelson, Bill Dickey, Fresco Thompson, and Bjorn Borg.


    October 10—Book Club, Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville, 9:30 a.m., Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend by Larry Tye. For more information, contact Tom Dolen, 651-483-8617, or Art Mugalian, 612-721-2825, amugalian@comcast.net.

    October 17—Fall Chapter Meeting. For more information, contact Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036, Hfan77@webtv.net.

    November 15—Research Committee Meeting. For more information, contact Rich Arpi, 651-739-6986, rich.arpi@comcast.net.

    November 21—Hot Stove Saturday Morning, Bakers Square, 66th and Xerxes, Richfield, 9:00 a.m. For more information, contact Mark Johnson, 952-831-1153, baseballbooks@comcast.net.

    December 6—Halsey Hall Chapter Board Meeting, 6 p.m. For more information, contact Kevin Hennessy, 651-651-492-2298, kwhennes@ties2.net.  

Board of Directors 2009-2010
President—Kevin Hennessy
Vice President—George Rekela
Secretary—Art Mugalian
Treasurer—Jerry Janzen
Fred Buckland
Gary Hackenmueller
Scot Johnson

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

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