Fall Chapter Meeting and Other Upcoming Events
The 2017 Fall Chapter meeting will be Saturday, November 4 at Faith Mennonite Church, 2720 E. 22nd Street in south Minneapolis.
Registration for the meeting is at 8:30 with research presentations beginning at 9:00. A business meeting will be held during lunch with a featured guest to follow. The cost for the meeting and lunch is $10. The meeting only is $5. Those wanting lunch must RSVP to Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036.
Lloyd Kepple reports that Dick Stigman is interested in attending as a featured guest. Dick, a noted Minnesota player who pitched for the Twins in the 1960s, has been interested in the past but has had to demur for various reasons. His attendance at this time is tentative but hopeful. Emma Charlesworth-Seiler has completed her season umpiring in the Gulf Coast League. After a few weeks at home, she will resume umpiring in the instructional league in October. Emma hopes to be back for our chapter meeting November 4 and may be able to speak on her experiences umpiring in organized baseball.
Members are invited to submit a proposal to make a research presentation at the meeting. Proposals must be sent to Research Committee co-chairs Brenda Himrich or Sarah Johnson and 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. The Research Committee (which also consists of Dan Levitt, Jim Cox, Doug Skipper, Stew Thornley, Rich Arpi, and Bob Tholkes) will finalize the schedule of research presentations two weeks before the meeting, so proposals must be submitted by then.
Three proposals have been approved so far:
- John Gallo: The 1957 St. Paul Saints
- Sarah Johnson: When Baseballs Winter Meetings Came to Minneapolis
- Bob Tholkes: Speculations on the Origins of Baseball Umpiring
The Research Committee will meet Monday, September 25 at 7 p.m. at the Himrich home, 1082 Lovell Avenue, Roseville 55113-4419, 651-201-4655.
Research note: A good place to start with any research project is the Halsey Hall Chapter Baseball Research Primer.
The Halsey Hall Chapter Book Club will meet Saturday, October 7 at 9:30 a.m. at the usual spot, Barnes & Noble in Har Mar Mall in Roseville. The book selection is Ahead of the Curve: Inside the Baseball Revolution by Brian Kenny. The group will also discuss the Highlights from the 1962 World Series. It is available on You Tube: 1962 World Series Highlights Giants Yankees
Fred Souba Hot Stove Saturday Morning
The next Fred Souba Hot Stove Saturday Morning, an informal breakfast gathering for the purpose of talking baseball, will be at 9:00 on Saturday, September 9 at the new location, Bunnys Northeast, 34 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis 55413, 612-545-5659 (in what was the keg warehouse of the Grain Belt Brewery).
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John Engrav grew up in the Twin Cities as a baseball-loving kid who hit a home run in seventh grade, majored in American history in college, and has worked as an usher for the St. Paul Saints in addition to working for a life insurance and retirement firm in St. Paul. He loves reading about the Deadball Era and has begun reading about the Federal League, which has caught his interest enough that he purchased a Brooklyn Tip Tops groundskeeping jacket from Ebbets Field Flannels.
Born in 1984, John shares his June 30 birthday with current and former SABR members Shane Carlson and Phyllis Thornley as well as Trea Turner, Al Newman, Garret Anderson, Chan Ho Park, Mitch Maier, Bud Black, Davy Jones, Tony Fernandez, Ron Swoboda, Mark Grudzielanek, Bud Black, Jerry Kenney, Pat Venditte, Yo Yo Davalillo, Michael Phelps, Mike Tyson, Cole Swindell, Lena Horne, Dan Reeves, Fred Schaus, Lizzy Caplan, Chief Henry Caruthers Roman Nose, and Adolf Furtwängler.
Also new to the Halsey Hall Chapter:
Carey Jeremiason of Minneapolis and Martin Tebay of Cockermouth, Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Member and Chapter News
Seth C. Dr. Fan Hawkins was in Texas July 30 for Adrian Beltres 3,000th hit, the 23rd consecutive 3,000th hit he has seen going back to Hank Aaron in 1970. Next up on the hit parade is Albert Pujols, with a projected milestone date of around Memorial Day next year.
Dr. Fan was in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, for the Pirates-Cardinals game and continued on to Atlanta to rack up the 79th and 80th stadiums in which he has seen a major-league game. The only ballpark of his lifetime he has missed is League Park in Cleveland.
Dr. Fan will also be making a Lecture at the Castle on September 27 at the Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, British Columbia, on Baseball in the Age of Craigdarraoch. Admission is by donation but seating is limited. Interested attendees may reserve a spot by calling 250-592-5323 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeffrey Williams had an article published in the Mankato Times on Lou Gehrig examination at the Mayo Clinic in 1939: Columbia Lou Gehrigs Legacy Lives on 76 Years after His Passing.
A. J. Crash Richard was in Clinton, Iowa, September 1 when Conner Grey of the Kane County Cougars pitched a perfect game against the Lumberkings in the Midwest League.
How many Halsey Hall Chapter members have been present for a perfect game?
September 9Fred Souba Hot Stove Saturday Morning, Bunnys Northeast, Minneapolis, 9:00 a.m.
September 25Research Committee meeting and SABR convention recap, 7:00 p.m, Himrich home, Roseville. For more information, contact Brenda Himrich, 651-415-0791, or Sarah Johnson.
October 7Book Club and Vintage Game Video Club, Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville, 9:30 a.m., Ahead of the Curve: Inside the Baseball Revolution by Brian Kenny and 1962 World Series Highlights.
November 4Fall Chapter Meeting, 9:00 a.m, Faith Mennonite Church, Minneapolis. For more information, contact Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036.
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Board of Directors 2017-2018
Vice PresidentFrank Kadwell
Hans Van Slooten
Membership Committee ChairHans Van Slooten
Events Committee ChairHoward Luloff
Research Committee ChairsBrenda Himrich and Sarah Johnson
The Holy Cow! EditorStew Thornley
Ass. WebmastersStew Thornley and Frank Kadwell
Social Media DirectorTom Flynn
Halsey Hall Chapter Web Page
Past issues of The Holy Cow! are available on-line.
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