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

July-August 2009

Tom Quinlan to Speak at Fall Chapter Meeting
Mike Haupert Receives Yoseloff-SABR Baseball Research Grant
New Members
Board of Directors

Tom Quinlan to Speak at Fall Chapter Meeting

Tom Quinlan will be the featured guest at the Halsey Hall Chapter Fall Meeting on Saturday, October 17. A hockey and baseball star at Hill-Murray High School in Maplewood, Quinlan was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays as well as by the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League. He signed with the Blue Jays and later played in parts of two seasons with them as well as with the Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins.

The chapter meeting will be 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.

Registration begins at 8:30 with the opening ceremonies at 9:00. Tom Quinlan will be on next, followed by research presentations, which will take place before and after lunch. So far, three research presentations have been scheduled: Dan Levitt on the business side of the Federal League, Bob Tholkes on the New York Sunday Mercury, and John Bonnes with “Baseball’s Blogosphere,” on the role of blogs and new media in baseball reporting. Howard Luloff will conduct his always-popular Jeopardy-style baseball quiz around 2:30.

Attendees can head over to the Kevin Hennessy home (608 Grand Avenue, St. Paul 55102, 651-651-492-2298) after the meeting to watch the playoffs on television.

Other 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 Rich Arpi, 2445 Londin Lane East, Unit 410, Maplewood 55119-5547, 651-739-6986, rich.arpi@comcast.net, 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, Bob Tholkes, Cary Smith, and Stew Thornley) will finalize the schedule of research presentations by October 3, two weeks before the meeting, so proposals must be submitted by then.

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 10.

Mike Haupert Receives Yoseloff-SABR Baseball Research Grant

Mike Haupert is a recipient of one of the 2009 Yoseloff-SABR Baseball Research Grants for “Earning Like a Woman: The Gender Gap in Professional Baseball, 1944 to 1954.” The grants are designed to assist SABR members in conducting baseball research and having that research published by SABR.

Mike will examine the determinants of wages in professional baseball for both men and women, creating a measurement of a wage gap and calculating the degree to which this wage gap is discriminatory. He hopes that this research will add to our knowledge of the business operations of professional baseball, provide a first look at the business of the All -American Girls Professional Baseball League, and deepen understanding of gender differences in wages.

In other news, a number of chapter members attended the SABR convention in Washington, D. C., at the end of July. Next year&146;s convention will be in Atlanta. The 2011 convention was awarded to the Los Angeles area. The Halsey Hall Chapter hoped to have Minneapolis selected as the 2011 site, but the chapter will remain a strong contender to host the 2012 convention.

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New Members

Joshua Folk grew up in Puyallup, Washington, and now lives about 40 miles to the north in Kirkland. He is engaged and is a sales director for Online Video Service. He played baseball up until high school, quitting “due to excessive beaning!” Joshua was 12 going on 13 in 1995 when he went to the one-game playoff between the Mariners and Angels in 1995, won by the Mariners to gain their first playoff berth.

Joshua shares his December 25 birthday with fellow chapter member Chris Nichol as well as Rickey Henderson, Manny Trillo, Al Jackson, Nellie Fox, Pud Galvin, Lloyd Brown, Jo-Jo Moore, Hideki Okajima, Charlie Lea, Wallace Johnson, Ned Garver, Ben Chapman, Quincy Trouppe, Karl Rove, and Lou the Chihuahua.

The Halsey Hall Chapter also welcomes new members Emily Allison, David Moon, Scott Heikkinen, and Allie Gentry.


    September 5—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.

    September 13—Research Committee Meeting. For more information, contact Rich Arpi, 651-739-6986, rich.arpi@comcast.net.

    October 4—Halsey Hall Chapter Board Meeting, 6 p.m. For more information, contact Kevin Hennessy, 651-651-492-2298, kwhennes@ties2.net.

    October 10—Book Club, Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville, 9:30 a.m., Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend by Larry Tye. For more information, contact Tom Dolen, 651-483-8617, or Art Mugalian, 612-721-2825, amugalian@comcast.net.

    October 17—Fall Chapter Meeting. For more information, contact Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036, Hfan77@webtv.net.  

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