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

May 2002

Dick Bremer to Speak at Spring Chapter Meeting
Hep Hops to Philly
Hagemann Bears All
SABR President Claudia Perry on Jeopardy May 2
Cow Chips
Directory Update
Subscription Dues Renewal
Calendar
Board of Directors

Dick Bremer to Speak at Spring Chapter Meeting
Silent Auction Also Part of May 11 Event
Longtime Twins announcer Dick Bremer will be the featured guest at the Halsey Hall Chapter Spring Meeting on Saturday, May 11 in Room 203 of the Fairview Community Center, 1910 W. County Road B in Roseville. The $7.50 registration fee for the meeting includes lunch and morning refreshments.

Bremer will speak at 1 p.m. The morning portion of the meeting will consist of these research presentations:

The business meeting will include the election of three new directors to two-year terms to succeed outgoing directors Rich Arpi, Kevin Hennessy, and Dan Levitt and join holdovers Cary Smith, Ray Luurs, Dan Cagley, and Fred Buckland.

As always, Dan Levitt will conduct a baseball trivia quiz. Updates on the meeting will be posted on the Halsey Hall Chapter e-list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/halseyhall.

Silent Auction
Members are invited to bring sports memorabilia items they are willing to donate for a silent auction to raise funds for the chapter. (Members are also encouraged to bring their checkbooks to bid on items as well as to renew their subscription to The Holy Cow! [$12] if they haven’t already submitted the form to the right.)

Joint Meeting in Fall
The Halsey Hall Chapter is considering combining its fall meeting with the Field of Dreams Chapter in Iowa. The meeting would likely be held at the Music Man Museum in Mason City, Iowa, on a Sunday in October. This will be discussed at the May meeting, or you can indicate your opinion to Ray Luurs (763-422-9699, luurscjg@aol.com) or post it on the e-list.

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Hep Hops to Philly
Chapter charter member Pete Hepokoski and his wife, Mary, have moved to the Philadelphia area, but Pete is going to remain in the Halsey Hall Chapter. A native of Wadena, Minnesota, Pete came to Minneapolis to attend the University of Minnesota in the late 1960s. He was the student manager in 1968 and 1969 for the Gophers baseball team, which won the Big Ten title each year. Pete plans on seeing the Twins when they play the Phillies at Veterans Stadium in June. His new address and phone number are listed in the directory update below.

Hagemann Bears All
John “Bear” Hagemann has an exhibit of baseball memorabilia on display in the law school library at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. The collection—consisting of gifts from his students, colleagues, family, and friends—includes an Ernie Banks beanie bear, a baseball autographed by Hub Andrews, the first pitcher to face Jackie Robinson in a major league game, and a mug commemorating the Pirates’ 1960 National League pennant. John was on South Dakota Public Radio’s “Forum” on Opening Day to talk about baseball and the exhibit.

SABR President Claudia Perry on Jeopardy May 2
Claudia Perry, president of the Society for American Baseball Research, will be on the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions on Thursday, May 2. In Minnesota, Jeopardy airs at 4:30 p.m. on KARE-TV.

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Cow Chips
Deano Thilgen watched the April 4 Twins-Blue Jays game in Toronto from his room in the SkyDome Hotel. A few days later, he made a presentation (which he will give at our Spring Chapter Meeting) at the Vintage Base Ball Association convention in London, Ontario. . . Connie Hill and Barry Bengtsson went to eight spring training games, including games at Space Coast Stadium (Marlins, in Viera), Holman Field (Dodgers, Dodgertown, in Vero Beach), McKechnie Field (Pirates, in Bradenton), City of Palms (Red Sox, in Ft Myers) and 3 games at Holman (Twins, in Ft Myers). They also caught sea trout and went boogie boarding in Sebastian Inlet. . . . Ray and Kris Luurs celebrated their 20th wedding Eddie Collins (with whom Ray shares his May 2 birthday). . . . Mark Johnson saw Rollie Fingers on his (Mark’s, not Rollie’s) 600th visit to the Mall of America.

Directory Update
Brenda Himrich has a new e-mail address: (bhimrich@umn.edu).

Pete Hepokoski
1111 Shadow Wood Drive
Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19935
610-518-9304
Same e-mail: hepokoski@compuserve.com

Subscription Dues Renewal
If you haven’t already, please send your annual subscription dues of $12 to Kevin Hennessy, 608 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55102. Make the check out to Halsey Hall Chapter. Those who have joined the chapter since January 1 don’t have to pay again for another year. If you’re unsure of your dues status, check with Kevin at 651-227-5183 or at kwhennes@ties.k12.mn.us.

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Calendar
May 11—Spring Chapter Meeting, Fairview Community Center, Roseville
June 1—Hot Stove Saturday Mid-Morning, 9:30 a.m., Baker’s Square, Sixty-Sixth and Xerxes, Richfield

Halsey Hall Chapter
Board of Directors 2001-02
President—Cary Smith
Vice President—Ray Luurs
Secretary—Rich Arpi
Treasurer—Kevin Hennessy
Fred Buckland
Dan Cagley
Dan Levitt

Webmaster—Deano Thilgen
The Holy Cow! Editor—Stew Thornley
Holy Cow Extra Editor—Bob Tholkes

Please direct news about chapter events, about yourself or about other chapter members to:
S. Thornley
1082 Lovell Avenue
Roseville, Minnesota 55113-4419
E-mail Stew Thornley

http://halsey hall.org

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