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

September 2007

Fall Chapter Meeting October 20
Peter Schilling Hitting It Big
Doc Hawk Present for Glavine Milestone
New Members: C. Schouweiler and Victor Wang
Board of Directors

Fall Chapter Meeting October 20

The Halsey Hall Chapter Fall meeting will be Saturday, October 20 at the Grace University Lutheran Church, 324 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-0125.

Registration begins at 8:30 and research presentations at 9:00. Lunch will be at noon, followed by a panel consisting of former town-ball players at 1:00. The meeting will conclude with a Jeopardy-style baseball quiz around 2:30.

Attendees can head over to the Thornley-Himrich residence (1082 Lovell Avenue, Roseville, 651-415-0791) after the meeting to watch playoffs on television. Click here for a map and directions.

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 13.

Parking is in lot AA, across Harvard Street from the church. Parking info is also available by clicking here.

Members are invited to submit a proposal to make a research presentation at the meeting. Proposals must be made in writing (e-mail is fine) to Research Committee Chair Cary Smith, P.O. Box 271, Spring Park, Minnesota 55384-0271, zinnbeck@aol.com, and should include a title and brief outline of what the presentation will consist of with emphasis on the research that will be included. Standard presentations are 20 minutes (with an additional eight minutes for questions) although the duration may be longer or shorter depending on the needs of the presenter and of the schedule. Generally, up to five presentations may be accommodated, and these will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Research Committee (which also consists of Tom Swift, Dan Levitt, and Stew Thornley) will finalize the schedule of research presentations by October 6, two weeks before the meeting, so proposals must be submitted by then.

Book Club Back on Track
After a brief hiatus during the summer, the chapter’s book club is back to meeting every-other month. The next meeting will be Saturday, October 13 at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville, County Road B and Hamline Avenue, Roseville, at 9:30 a.m. The book to be read is A Well Paid Slave: Curt Flood’s Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports by Brad Snyder. Tom Dolen and Art Mugalian are now co-chairing the book club.

Peter Schilling Hitting It Big

Peter Schilling has found a publisher for his book, Invincible Summer, a novel about Bill Veeck buying the 1944 Athletics, tossing away the roster, and replacing it with the All-Stars of the Negro Leagues.

He also won third prize (a check for $4,000) in a baseball fiction contest from 108, a new baseball magazine.

Peter writes for Metro Magazine, Utne Reader, City Pages, and The Rake.

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Doc Hawk Present for Glavine Milestone

Seth C. “Dr. Fan” Hawkins was at Wrigley Field August 5 when Tom Glavine won his 300th career game. It was the third 300-win milestone (Phil Niekro and Don Sutton being the other two) he has witnessed. Here are other significant achievements Dr. Fan has attended:

  • The 3,000th career hit by all 19 players who have reached this mark since 1970 (including Craig Biggio this year).
  • At least one regular-season game in all 71 stadiums used for major-league baseball since the early 1950s. The earliest abandoned stadium in this sequence is Braves Field in Boston. The most recent stadium that Dr. Fan did not attend a game at was League Park in Cleveland.
  • Henry Aaron’s 715th home run.
  • Pete Rose’s 4,000th, 4,191st, and 4,192nd hits.
  • Mark McGwire’s 60th, 61st, and 62nd home runs in 1998 as well as Sammy Sosa’s 66th home run (which briefly set a major-league record) that season.
  • Rickey Henderson setting the record for career runs and walks.
  • Ichiro setting the record for most hits in one season.
  • 500th career home runs of Mike Schmidt, Mark McGwire, and Sammy Sosa.
  • The games in which Steve Carlton and Nolan Ryan passed Walter Johnson’s record of 3,508 strikeouts in a season.
  • The first National League playoff game, first American League Championship Series, and the first two World Series played in Canada.
  • The first indoor World Series games (at the Metrodome in 1987).
  • The first major-league regular-season games in Mexico, Hawaii, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Nevada.
  • The first night games at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
  • The first games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore and Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.
  • The last game of the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds.

New Members: C. Schouweiler and Victor Wang

The Halsey Hall Chapter welcomes C. Schouweiler and Victor Wang to the Society for American Baseball Research.


    September 15—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.

    September 16—Research Roundtable, Perkins Restaurant, 4917 Eden Avenue, Edina, 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact Cary Smith, 952-807-8767, zinnbeck@aol.com.

    October 13—Book Club Meeting, Ramsey County Library, County Road B and Hamline Avenue, Roseville, 9:30 a.m., A Well Paid Slave: Curt Flood’s Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports by Brad Snyder. For more information, contact Tom Dolen, 651-483-8617, or Art Mugalian, 612-721-2825, amugalian@comcast.net.

    October 20—Fall Chapter Meeting. For more information, contact Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036, hfan77@webtv.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 

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