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

April 2008

Spring Chapter Meeting May 3
SABR Author Events
Quicksteps Prepare for 2008 Season
Board of Directors

Spring Chapter Meeting May 3

The Spring Chapter Meeting will be Saturday, May 3 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. Parking info is also available by clicking here. The group will attend the Twins-Tigers game that evening.

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 April 19, two weeks before the meeting, so proposals must be submitted by then.

Research presentations confirmed at this time are Baseball at Native American Boarding Schools in Minnesota: A History by Dave Laliberte and Hammerin’ Hank, George Almighty and the Say Hey Kid: The Year that Changed Baseball Forever by John Rosengren. There may also be a panel of writers who are participating in the chapter’s project to produce a book on Minnesotans in baseball.

Registration for the meeting is $8, which includes lunch. There is also a meeting-only price of $5. Those wanting lunch must RSVP to Howard Luloff at 952-922-5036, hfan77@webtv.net, by April 26.

Tickets for the Tigers-Twins game are $21 each. To attend the game, send a check payable to Halsey Hall SABR by April 11 to Howard Luloff, 2509 Princeton Court, St. Louis Park 55416.

Other events:
The next selection for the book club, which will meet on April 12 at 9:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble in at Har Mar Mall in Roseville, will be Wild, High and Tight: The Life and Death of Billy Martin by Peter Golenbock. (If there is not enough seating in the coffee-shop area of Barnes & Noble, the group will find a location in a public area in the mall.)

The next Hot Stove Saturday Morning is scheduled for 9:00 on May 10 at Bakers Square in Richfield.

The SABR convention will be in Cleveland June 26-29.

SABR Author Events

Tom Swift will sign copies of his new book, Chief Bender’s Burden: The Silent Struggle of a Baseball Star, in the Metrodome concourse before and during the Twins-Royals game on Friday, April 4.

John Rosengren is having an event on Friday, April 18 in the Halsey Hall Room at the Metrodome for the release of his book about the 1973 season, Hammerin’ Hank, George Almighty & The Say Hey Kid: The Year that Changed Baseball Forever. A $40 ticket covers admission to the party (which starts at 6:00 p.m.), a signed copy of the book, and a lower-deck reserved seat for the Twins-Cleveland game that night. To reserve a spot, contact Jason Stern, 612-375-7502, jasonstern@twinsbaseball.com.

“A Big Baseball Book Bonanza” will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 at Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis 55408-2614, 612-822-4611. The event will feature Tom Swift as well as Dan Levitt with Ed Barrow: The Bulldog Who Built the Yankees’ First Dynasty, and Peter Schilling with The End of Baseball. Ballpark refreshments will be served.

Quicksteps Prepare for 2008 Season

The Quicksteps vintage base ball team will have two squads this season. One is a SABR nine, which will consist of SABR members with outsiders filling in only if needed. The other team is an open squad comprised of members and non-members. Here is the schedule as it now stands for the SABR nine:

  • Saturday, May 10—Demonstration match at the Metrodome prior to the Twins-Red Sox game.
  • Friday, July 4—The Landing in Shakopee, 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 19—Match versus the Minneapolis City Council and Park Board, time and location to be announced.
  • Monday, August 4—Fridley Historical Society, 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 9—Richfield Historical Society, 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 6—Mantorville, time to be announced.
  • Sunday, September 21—Brooklyn Park, 1:30 p.m.
Other matches may be added. Members may check for updates as well as for the schedule of the open squad at http://halseyhall.org/quicksteps.html.


    April 12—Book Club Meeting, Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, 2100 Snelling Avenue North, Roseville, 9:30 a.m., Wild, High and Tight: The Life and Death of Billy Martin by Peter Golenbock. For more information, contact Tom Dolen, 651-483-8617, or Art Mugalian, 612-721-2825, amugalian@comcast.net.

    May 3—Spring Chapter Meeting. For more information, contact Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036, Hfan77@webtv.net.

    May 108—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.

    May 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.

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

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