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

July 2000

Rich Arpi Continues Bibliography Work
KARE-11 to Feature Area Ballparks
Cow Chips
Chapter Profiles
Directory Update
July Birthdays
Board of Directors

Arpi Continues Bibliography Work
Rich Arpi continues to prepare Current Baseball Publications, the quarterly newsletter of the SABR Bibliography Committee. It contains a list of recently published books and magazines on baseball. The newsletter is free to all committee members, and all issues since 1995 can be viewed on the SABR web page at:

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KARE-11 to Feature Area Ballparks
Following the All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 11, the KARE-TV (Channel 11) news will have a feature on Nicollet and Lexington parks, homes of the Minneapolis Millers and St. Paul Saints. The talking heads on the segment will include Rich Arpi and your scribe.

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Cow Chips
Glenn Gostick was featured in an article on Dick Cassidy in the Saturday, May 13, 2000 Star Tribune, Newspaper of the Twin Cities. “No one knows and loves the game more than him,” Cassidy said of Gos. . . . Roger Godin went to Ottawa for the Society for International Hockey Research convention and made a presentation on the 1915-16 St. Paul Athletic Club team, winners of the McNaughton Cup. . . . Seth C. “Dr. Fan” Hawkins got to his 61st major league baseball stadium, Comerica Park in Detroit, over Mothers’ Day weekend. He also sampled the wares at nearby Jacoby’s German Biergarten and provided a review of what he called “one of my toughest meals ever: the sauerbraten seemed to have been from an era before Sam Crawford set his triples record and somewhat resembled ‘texturally’ Hugh Jennings’s least favorite glove.” Seth got to ballpark number 62 in June when he went to Houston and saw some games at Enron Field. In addition to all that, Dr. Fan was quoted in a May 12, 2000 Associated Press article on the Metrodome. . . . Pete Hepokoski and his wife, Mary, went on vacation in the Pacific Northwest and saw a Mariners-White Sox game at Safeco Field on Memorial Day (with the ceremonial first pitch being thrown out by a survivor of the Bataan Death March).

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Rachel Laurie, wife of Ian, won a contest on WCCO Radio last March that was good for a free trip to Spring Training for Rachel and her family (which, in addition to Ian, includes an infant son, Dayton). The crew saw four Twins games as well as one Red Sox game, in which Pedro Martinez pitched. They also made many visits to Sanibel Island and explored the Corkscrew Swamp.

Stay tuned to Cow Chips for more up-to-the-minute news on the lives of Halsey Hall Chapter members.

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Chapter Profiles
Rich Wolf is hoping to come off the 60-day disabled list after a year-and-a-half of being ill and going through two surgeries last summer. Rich has been a lifelong baseball fan. He was batboy for the St. John’s University baseball team, for which his brother played, when he was nine. Rich later played high school baseball and town ball in Long Prairie. His two great thrills in baseball were touring the Hall of Fame and seeing two games with his sons at Fenway Park. A retired CPA, Rich has an interest in statistics and is the statistician for one of the two Rotisserie Leagues he is in.

Ray Luurs is from Presho, South Dakota. He attended his first game in 1970, the day after a bomb threat delayed a Twins game, and saw Bert Blyleven shut out the Red Sox, 7-0. Ray is now a courier in the Twin Cities. He has a daughter, Courtney (16); son, Geoff (12); and granddaughter, Kaeleigh; in addition to a wife, Kris.

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Directory Update
Alan Holst
FSI Yokohama
PSC 472 Box 2
FPO AP 96348-1100

Ron Replogle
New phone number: 612-243-1911

Howard Luloff
New e-mail address:

Terry Bohn’s e-mail was incorrectly printed in an earlier issue. It should be:

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If you haven’t already done so, please submit your subscription dues of $12. If you’re not sure of your dues status, contact Treasurer Kevin Hennessy at 651-227-5183 or via e-mail at

Send a check, made out to Halsey Hall Chapter, to Kevin Hennessy, 608 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55102.

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July Birthdays
    1—Brenda Himrich (also Roger Connor, John Clarkson, and Princess Diana)
    7—Roger Godin and John Gordon (also Satchel Paige, Billy Herman, Dan Gladden, Bill Melton, Tim Teufel, and Chuck Knoblauch)
    11—Bob Kapla (also Bob Allison and John Quincy Adams)
    14—Ted Hathaway (also Happy Chandler, Robin Ventura, Gerald Ford, and Steve Stone)     16—John DiMeglio (also Joe Jackson, Larry Jansen, and Terry Pendleton)
    19—Bob Tholkes (also Phil Cavaretta, Bob Meusel, Mark Koenig, Marius Russo, and Lizzie Borden)
    23—George Rekela, Stew Thornley (also Don Drysdale, Nomar Garciaparra, Pee Wee Reese, Ginger Beaumont, Ival Goodman, and Monica Lewinski)
    29—Tracy Tool (also Dan Driessen, Felix Mantilla, Chief Meyers, Ken Burns, Elizabeth Dole, and Marilyn Quayle)

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Quicksteps Open Season
The Quicksteps, the vintage base ball nine comprised primarily of Halsey Hall Chapter members, opened its 2000 season on Sunday, June 11 with an 11-0 win over the soldiers of the Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Regiment at Fort Snelling. The Quicksteps have several matches scheduled in July (listed below). Chapter members are encouraged to attend.

Upcoming Matches
Tuesday, July 4 at Murphy’s Landing, Shakopee, 1 p.m.
Sunday, July 23, Hennepin County Fair
Saturday, July 29, Stillwater, noon and 2 p.m.

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Halsey Hall Chapter
Board of Directors 1999-2000
Rich Arpi
Kevin Hennessy
Dan Levitt
Joe O’Connell
Jim Wyman
Cary Smith
Bob Tholkes

The Holy Cow! Editor—Stew Thornley

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    August 5—Hot Stove Saturday Morning, 8:30 a.m., Baker’s Square, 66th and Xerxes, Richfield

Please direct news about chapter events, about yourself or about other chapter members to:
S. Thornley
1082 Lovell Avenue
Roseville, Minnesota 55113-4419
E-mail Stew Thornley

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