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Spring Chapter Meeting April 9 with Julio Becquer as Featured Guest
Registration is at 8:30 with research presentations beginning at 9:00. The featured guest be on at 1:00. A business meeting will be held during lunch. The cost for the meeting and lunch is $10. The meeting only is $5. Those wanting lunch must RSVP to Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036.
Five research presentations (which is the limit) have been approved by the Research Committee:
Elections for the board of directors will be held during the business meeting. Three members will be elected to the board of directors to succeed outgoing directors Steve Ginader, Jerry Janzen, and Gene Gomes. Anyone interested in running for a two-year term may contact Nominating Committee Chair Doug Skipper, 612-876-1408. Brent Heutmaker, Jerry Janzen, and Gene Gomes have informed Doug of their interest in running. Nominations are still open until the time of the election.
We (possibly along with SABR members from Wisconsin and Iowa) will meet in a suite at the LaCrosse ballpark (Copeland Park) starting at 12:30 or 1:00 p.m., giving people time to drive to LaCrosse, and, if interested, stop for breakfast, lunch, or brunch in Winona.
The problem will include a session on official scoring (which has videos of plays that will allow the audience to vote on whether it should be a hit or error), a guest from the LaCrosse Loggers Northwoods League team, other sessions such as research presentations, and a super special baseball trivia contest conducted by Howard Luloff.
In the evening, we will stay for a Loggers game in the All You Can Scarf Down and Swill area. The cost for a game ticket, which includes the scarf and swill, is $25.
Those wanting to stay overnight may check out the Comfort Inn Onalaska, 1223 Crossing Meadows Drive, Onalaska 54650, 888-734-8507.
Watch for more details, but mark your calendars now for this event.
Fred Souba Hot Stove Saturday Morning
That afternoon an even goodlier number went to the Minnesota History Center for a behind-the-scenes tour courtesy of Dan Cagley, who pulled out a number of baseball artifacts.
The book club will next meet on Saturday, April 2 at 9:30 a.m. at the usual spot, Barnes & Noble in Har Mar Mall in Roseville. The book selection is My Turn at Bat: The Story of My Life by Ted Williams. The group will also discuss Game 5 of the 1977 American League playoffs between the Yankees and Royals. The game is available for viewing on YouTube: 1977 ALCS Game 5 Yankees at Royals WPIX.
Caribbean Series Viewing Parties a Hit
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Tom attended six of the Twins’ home games during the 1987 and 1991 World Series, including the seventh game each year. In 2010 and 2011 he took his dad and son on baseball road trips in the Midwest; they saw games at six major-league stadiums as well as the College World Series.
He is about to start his sixth year as an usher for the Twins (look for him in section 116/117) and leads classes on sports for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Minnesota. Tom has developed and presented more than 40 hours of classes on baseball.
Tom shares his June 26 birthday with Willard Brown, Derek Jeter, Jason Kendall, Jeff Conine, Howard Pollet, Bill Robinson, Babe Herman, and Debs Garms as well as a number of people who had nothing to do with baseball: Greg LeMond, Colonel Tom Parker, Babe Didrickson Zaharias, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Michael Vick, Jay Silverheels, Pearl Buck, Peter Lorre, Georgie Fame, and Abner Doubleday.
Also new to the Halsey Hall Chapter: David Henly, David Entler
Check out Frank Whites Minnesota Black Baseball web site, and get his book, They Played for the Love of the Game: Untold Stories of Black Baseball in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society Press has just published the book, and Frank has been speaking on the topic. (Editorial note: I predict the book is a sure thing to be a finalist for next years Minnesota book awards, with a great chance of finishing first. It is one of the best books Ive read in a while.)
Frank Kadwell has established a YouTube channel to post videos from our chapter meetings. This will make video of past speakers and research presenters available. Watch for more details.
April 2Book Club and Vintage Game Video Club, Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville, 9:30 a.m., My Turn at Bat: The Story of My Life by Ted Williams and Game 5 of the 1977 American League playoffs.
April 9Spring Chapter Meeting, Faith Mennonite Church. For more information, contact Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036.
May 14Screening and panel discussion for Hano! A Century in the Bleachers, Minneapolis Television Network, Minneapolis, 7:00 p.m.
July 9Meeting and LaCrosse Loggers Game, LaCrosse.