Halsey Hall Chapter - SABR
About the Chapter | Officers and History | By-Laws and Procedures | Who Was Halsey Hall?
Chapter Events | Membership | Publications | Quicksteps BBC
Book Club | Research Projects | Regional Links | Home

Home > Chapter Publications > Holy Cow! Newsletter >


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

March 2010

Spring Chapter Meeting May 22
Candidates for SABR Office
New Members
Board of Directors

Spring Meeting May 22

The Spring Chapter Meeting will be Saturday, May 22. The 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. The group will attend the Twins-Brewers game in the 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 Rich Arpi, 2445 Londin Lane East, Unit 410, Maplewood, Minnesota 55119-5547, rwaces@cs.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, Cary Smith, Bob Tholkes, and Stew Thornley) will finalize the schedule of research presentations by May 8, two weeks before the meeting, so proposals must be submitted by then.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with opening ceremonies, hosted by Howard Luloff, starting at 9:00. The research presentations will take place in the morning with a Twins baseball operations executive and/or panel of former players in the afternoon. Howard will then conduct a trivia quiz.

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 May 15.

Tickets for the Brewers-Twins game are $17 each. To attend the game, send a check payable to Halsey Hall SABR by April 30 to Howard Luloff, 2509 Princeton Court, St. Louis Park 55416.

During the business meeting at the spring chapter meeting, three members will be elected to the chapter’s board of directors. Anyone interested in running for a two-year term may contact Nominating Committee Chair Art Mugalian at 612-721-2825, amugalian@comcast.net.

Other Upcoming Events:
Howard Luloff has secured a whole plethora-load of free tickets for the baseball game between the Minnesota Gophers and Oklahoma State Cowboys Saturday, March 6, at 6:35 p.m. at the Metrodome. Anyone who would use one of these tickets may meet Howard between 5:15 and 5:30 by the b.f. sign on 6th Street and Chicago Avenue outside the Metrodome.

The next Hot Stove Saturday Morning will be March 13 at Bakers Square in Richfield.

The Halsey Hall Chapter Book Club will meet next on Saturday, April 10 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss author Robert Whiting’s You Gotta Have Wa, an incisive look at Japanese besuboru, the history and culture of the Asian version of the American pastime. The book club will meet at its usual spot, the café area of Barnes & Noble in Har Mar Mall in Roseville.

The Research Committee will meet Sunday, March 21 at 6 p.m. at Perkins in Edina.

SABR 40 will be held from Thursday, August 5 to Sunday, August 8 in Atlanta. The convention will be at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel (165 Courtland Street NE, 404-659-6500), which has a special convention rate of $129 per night for guest rooms. The luncheon speaker will be Braves president John Schuerholz. A “Worst to First” panel is also planned with Bobby Cox, Mark Lemke, and Ron Gant tentatively scheduled to appear. Other activities include trips to the Ty Cobb Museum and gravesite in Royston, Georgia, and a trip to Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. Attendees will attend the Braves-Giants game as a group on Friday night, August 6.

Candidates for SABR Office

The candidates for SABR Vice President and Director include one Halsey Hall Chapter member, and the nominating committee that developed the slate of candidates includes chapter member Dan Levitt.

Candidates for Vice President: Bill Nowlin, Rick Schabowski, Bob Tholkes.

Candidates for Director (two will be elected): D. Bruce Brown, Anthony Giacalone, Joe Hamrahi, Leslie Heaphy, Paul Hirsch, Tom Hufford, Steve Krevisky.

The election ballot will available on-line and will be included in an upcoming issue of the SABR Bulletin. (The SABR Bulletin with the ballot will be mailed to members, but subsequent issues will be available only on-line unless a member requests a hard copy.)

Go to Top

New Members

Originally from western Kansas, Galen Schroeder has lived since 1975 in Fargo, North Dakota, “home of the (under-recognized) Roger Maris. American Legion baseball (Roger's first team) is still alive and thriving in Fargo. The Roger Maris Museum is an interesting stop if you are ever in the area. The Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo is a well-renowned cancer treatment facility that continues to receive support from the annual Roger Maris Golf Tournament. Roger is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in North Fargo (tombstone in the shape of a baseball diamond) and is just a few feet from my wife’s family plot. My wife’s babysitter while growing up in Fargo was Roger’s wife.” He has a blended family of two sons, two daughters, and one cat.

Galen grew up playing neighborhood ball in Kansas and attended his first game, between the Royals and A’s, in the early 1970s. “We left after 12 innings with the score tied at 0 - 0. Game eventually ended in the 13th at 1-0. I don’t remember who won. We took some German visitors to the game. It was difficult trying to explain the game of baseball to them when nothing was happening on the field!” He occasionally attends Twins games and is looking forward to the new stadium.

Galen is a sports-minded freelance back-of-the-book indexer and has been indexing books since 2002. He has created approximately 250 indexes, including those for several baseball histories, Playing for Their Nation: Baseball and the American Military during World War II by Steven R. Bullock; The American Indian Integration of Baseball by Jeffrey Powers-Beck; and After Many a Summer: The Passing of the Giants and Dodgers and a Golden Age in New York Baseball by Robert E. Murphy.

Born in 1942, Galen shares his September 1 birthday with fellow chapter members Rick Mason and Jim Wyman as well as Jim O’Rourke, Rico Carty, Cloyd Boyer, David West, Rob Wilfong, Garry Maddox, Dean Stone, Hub Pruett, Rocky Marciano, Conway Twitty, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ronald “Spigg Nice” Blackwell, James J. Corbett, Ed Podolak, Gloria Estefan, Christopher Columbus, Boxcar Willie, Johnny Mack Brown, Dr. Phil, and Sunny Von Bulow.

Also new to the Halsey Hall Chapter: Mark Pysick, Bob Zauner.


    March 6—Minnesota Gophers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys, Metrodome. For more information, contact Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036, Hfan77@webtv.net.

    March 13—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.

    March 21—Research Committee Meeting. For more information, contact Rich Arpi, 651-739-6986, rich.arpi@comcast.net.

    April 10—Book Club Meeting, Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville, 9:30 a.m., You Gotta Have Wa by Robert Whiting. For more information, contact Tom Dolen, 651-483-8617, or Art Mugalian, 612-721-2825, amugalian@comcast.net.

    April 11—Halsey Hall Chapter Board Meeting, 6 p.m. For more information, contact Kevin Hennessy, 651-651-492-2298, kwhennes@ties2.net.

    May 22—Spring Chapter Meeting, Grace University Lutheran Church, Minneapolis. For more information, contact Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036, Hfan77@webtv.net.  

Board of Directors 2009-2010
President—Kevin Hennessy
Vice President—George Rekela
Secretary—Art Mugalian
Treasurer—Jerry Janzen
Fred Buckland
Gary Hackenmueller
Scot Johnson

The Holy Cow! Editor—Stew Thornley
Webmaster—John Gregory 

Halsey Hall Chapter Web Page: http://halseyhall.org

Past issues of The Holy Cow! are available at http://halseyhall.org/pubs/holy.html


Chapter History: http://halseyhall.org/officers_history.html

Chapter Procedures and By-Laws: http://halseyhall.org/bylaws.html

Society for American Baseball Research: http://sabr.org

Go to Top