Lots of Stuff Coming Up
Holy Heck in a Hand Cart, Batman, look at all the baseball activities for SABR members and friends:
The Halsey Hall Chapter Book Club will meet Saturday, June 2 at 9:30 a.m. at the usual spot, Barnes & Noble in Har Mar Mall in Roseville. The book selection is Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseballs Last Hero by David Maraniss.
A tour of the Tomahawk East League in Brown County is planned for Sunday, June 17. Local baseball historian Randy Krzmarzick will host our group with a tour of the Leavenworth Baseball Museum and games in Hanska at 2 p.m. and Sleepy Eye at 5 p.m. The stadium in Sleepy Eye is the one in which Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel played during a barnstorming tour in October 1922. Diehards may choose to hang around for a 7 p.m. game in Stark. Carpools will form in south Minneapolis Sunday morning. Contact Stew Thornley, 651-415-0791 if you are interested in attending. Indicate if you can drive or if you will need to ride with someone.
This years Northwoods League outing will be Saturday, July 21 to see the St. Cloud Rox at the Willmar Stingers at Bill Taunton Stadium. The game is at 7:05 p.m., and Howard Luloff is arranging pre-game activities with the Stingers.
The Halsey Hall Chapter Research Committee will meet Monday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Southdale Library, 7001 York Avenue, Edina, and Monday, July 23 (location yet to be determined). All members are welcome to attend.
The Research Committee consists of co-chairs Brenda Himrich, Sarah Johnson, and committee members Dan Levitt, Jim Cox, Doug Skipper, Stew Thornley, Rich Arpi, Dave Lande, and Bob Tholkes.
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, July 7 at Bunnys Northeast, 34 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis 55413, 612-545-5659 (in what was the keg warehouse of the Grain Belt Brewery).
Keep up to date with chapter activities on social media:
SABR Halsey Hall Chapter Facebook page
Halsey Hall Chapter Twitter page
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No new members this round, but were always up for new folks.
Know a potential member? Here are resources for getting that person happily involved in SABR:
Have you attended a Minnesota college, and would you be willing to contact it about the possibility of integrating SABR into some departments? If so, please contact Membership Committee Chair Hans Van Slooten.
Hans has written an article on SABR and our chapter for Twins Daily: Interested in Baseball Research? Join SABR!
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Charlie Levitt set a single-season home run record for Swarthmore College and helped lead the Garnet to the Division III World Series at Fox Cities Stadium outside Appleton, Wisconsin. Below, Charlie is at bat against the College of Wooster on Saturday, May 26. He drove in a run and killed an opposing rally with a running catch of a line drive in left field as Swarthmore beat Wooster 10-5.
Aaron Gleemans book, The Big 50: Minnesota Twins, has been published and is in book stores.
Anthony Bush was named coach of the week by the Proctor Journal in May. Anthony is the pitching coach for Proctor High School. He also had an article on the 1978 Proctor Rails in the Journal: 1978 Rails Baseball: Region 7AA Runner-up 40 Years Ago
Sarah Johnson had an article in Twins Daily: Life at the College World Series. Sarah will also be doing some of the official scoring for the NCAA Regional at Siebert Field the first weekend in June.
Rich Arpi had a bio of Spike Shannon, and Terry Bohn had bios of Jack Zalusky and Frank Stewart published by the SABR BioProject.
The Spring 2018 SABR Baseball Research Journal contained contributions from several members:
Brenda Himrich (left) nearly caught a foul ball hit by Bobby Wilson on May 23 and then quickly returned to her duties as the Balls Outs Strikes Spotter (BOSS), unshaken by the experience and not in the need of soothing, like the person next to her.
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June 2Book Club, Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville, 9:30 a.m., Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseballs Last Hero by David Maraniss.
June 17Tomahawk East League Baseball. For more information, contact Stew Thornley, 651-415-0791.
June 18Research Committee meeting, Southdale Library, Edina, 7:00 p.m.. For more information, contact Brenda Himrich, 651-415-0791, or Sarah Johnson.
July 7Fred Souba Hot Stove League Saturday Morning, Bunnys, Minneapolis, 9:00 a.m.
July 21Northwoods League: St. Cloud Rox at Willmar Stingers, 7:05 p.m. (pre-game events starting mid-afternoon), Bill Taunton Stadium. For more information, Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036.
July 23Research Committee meeting, 7:00 p.m.. For more information, contact Brenda Himrich, 651-415-0791, or Sarah Johnson.
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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.
Chapter Procedures and By-Laws
Society for American Baseball Research
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