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The Special Collections Department of the Hennepin County Central Library in downtown Minneapolis will be hosting a Meet-Up of local editors and writers of the Wikipedia community on Saturday, July 6 at 12:30 p.m. in the Special Collections Department of the library. The event is open to the public and anyone interested in learning more about Wikipedia and Wikipedia editing is invited to attend.
The next Fred Souba Hot Stove Saturday Morning, an informal breakfast gathering for the purpose of talking baseball, will be at 9:00 on July 13 at Bakers Square in Richfield (66th Street to the east of Xerxes Avenue).
Sean Aronson of the St. Paul Saints reports that the team will have a theme night July 20 that could include a SABR battle with baseball historians competing in trivia contests.
The Halsey Hall Chapter Book Club will meet Saturday, August 10 at 9:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble in Har Mar Mall in Roseville to discuss The Cubs of 69: Recollections of the Team That Should Have Been by Rick Talley.
Anthony Bush has written an article on baseball history in the Duluth area, The 1904 Twin Ports Pros Featured Past and Future Major Leaguers.
Aaron Gleeman was featured in the May 29, 2013 Star Tribune, A Washout as a Traditional Sportswriter, Minnetonka Man Found Success as Innovative Blogger.
Roger Godin presented a paper, Completing The Quartet: Hugh Muzz Murray at the annual general meeting of the Society for International Hockey Research held at Utica, New York, in May. Godin views Murray, along with Hobey Baker and Minnesotans Frank Moose Goheen (White Bear Lake) and Frank Cody Winters (Duluth) as the four elite American hockey players prior to 1925.
My love of baseball manifested itself pretty late in life, relatively speaking,� Aaron says. It wasnt until I went to college that I really took interest in the game. I blame most of this on an upbringing in the middle of Wyoming, seven hours from the nearest MLB ballpark.
Aaron played baseball through fifth grade but didnt get interested in sports again until he was at St. Johns University. He usually attended one Twins game a year although he took in a few Nationals games during the summer of 2009 when he spent the summer living and working in Washington, D. C.
Back in Minnesota later that summer he went to a game that stayed with him. As the Twins raced to catch the Tigers for the division lead, Jim Leyland made the mistake of letting Verlanders pitch count climb into the high hundred-teens, and the Twins capitalized (with a little help from the Metrodome roof) to rally and win the game. The noise and celebration were enough to pull anyone into a deeper love of the game.
In 2011 Aaron read Moneyball a month before the movie came out. If anything, thats what made me fall hook, line, and sinker for the sport, and Ive been an avid reader of baseball books ever since.
Aaron learned more about SABR and decided to join after listening to the Gleeman and the Geek podcast.
He shares his May 24 birthday with Bartolo Colon (who is 16 years older), Joe Oeschger, Turk Curtis, Brad Penny, Greg Briley, Carlos Febles, Jim Duckworth, Gary Burghoff, Priscilla Presley, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Demaret, Hector Macho Comacho, Pelle Lindbergh, Tommy Chong, and Connie Hines (Mr. Eds stepmother).
July 13Fred Souba Hot Stove Saturday Morning, Bakers Square, 66th and Xerxes, Richfield, 9:00 a.m. For more information, contact Mark Johnson, 952-831-1153.
August 10Book Club and Vintage Game Video Club, Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville, 9:30 a.m., The Cubs of 69: Recollections of the Team That Should Have Been by Rick Talley. For more information, contact Art Mugalian, 612-721-2825, and Gary DeSmith, 320-286-5127.