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

May 2005

Details Set for May 21 Chapter Meeting
Subscription Renewals Due July 1
Top Chapter Moments
Weekend in K. C.
Kudos for the Karns
Rekela Recuperating
May Birthdays
Board of Directors

Details Set for May 21 Chapter Meeting
Time: 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. (registration at 8:30).

Place: Community United Methodist Church, 950 Gould Avenue, Columbia Heights 55421-3905, 763-788-9009.

Registration fees: $15, which includes lunch (pizza) and morning refreshments; $7 for the meeting only. Those wanting food must contact meeting coordinator Howard Luloff (2509 Princeton Court, St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416, 952-922-5036, hfan77@webtv.net) by Saturday, May 14.

Research presentations (9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m.):

  • My 1st and 2nd Major League Games—Lee Temanson
  • Bob Casey—Howard Luloff
  • American Association Graves—Rex Hamann
  • Marathon Games—Phil Lowry
  • New Ideas for Baseball Statistics—Bob Strauss

Featured guest (11 a.m. to noon): Daron Sutton, television announcer for the Milwaukee Brewers. The son of Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton, Daron Sutton was batboy for the Brewers when his dad played for them, and he had his own professional pitching career, with Boise in the Northwest League in 1992.

Business meeting (during lunch from noon to 1 p.m.): At the business meeting, four members will be elected to two-year terms to the Halsey Hall Chapter board of directors. The declared candidates to this point are Chuck Blomquist, Howard Luloff, Gregg Nelson, and Bob Tholkes. Any additional candidates wishing to have their names on the printed ballot must contact nominating committee chair Fred Buckland (952-835-7644, fpbuckland@qwest.net) by May 14. Additional nominations will be solicited from the floor during the business meeting.

Trivia contest (2 to 2:15 p.m.)

The Keltner-Badger State SABR Chapter will also be attending the meeting, and the group will attend that evening’s Twins-Brewers game at the Metrodome. The Quicksteps and Cream Citys of Milwaukee vintage base ball team will perform an exhibition prior to the Twins-Brewers game. The Quicksteps and Cream Citys will also be playing a match in Columbia Heights at the conclusion of the chapter meeting.

Subscription Renewals Due July 1
Subscriptions to receive a printed copy of The Holy Cow! in the mail each month will be $15 annually starting July 1. The reason for the increase is that the newsletter will be produced only in a web-based format; as a result, the newsletter will contain more pages, which will increase copying and perhaps postage costs.

Subscribers who have paid on a multi-year basis will not have to pay the increased amount if their subscriptions already extend through 2005-06; others must send a check for $15, made out to Halsey Hall SABR, by July 1 to Rich Arpi, 2445 Londin Lane East, Unit 410, Maplewood, Minnesota 55119-5547.

On an administrative note, the chapter treasurer will be responsible for making sure that hard copies of the newsletter are distributed to subscribers, although this responsibility may be delegated to another member. Brian Mohr has agreed to handle this task beginning with the July newsletter.

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Top Chapter Moments
Noting that 2005 marks the 20th anniversary of our regional group becoming a formal chapter, Howard Luloff has identified several memorable moments and seeks other nominations for the top events in the chapter’s history. You can vote for your favorite moment from those Howard has listed below or nominate other moments by contacting Howard (see his contact information in the above article). Here are Howard’s top five:

  1. The Halsey Hall Chapter hosts the 1988 SABR National Convention.
  2. Our first official chapter meeting in 1985 at the Normandy Inn.
  3. Stew Thornley is elected vice president of the national SABR organization.
  4. Cary Smith wins the individual trivia contest at the 2004 SABR National Convention in Cincinnati.
  5. The first chapter road trip to Iowa in 1991. Several members went to Des Moines and Waterloo.


Weekend in K. C.
Several chapter members are considering a jaunt to Kansas City this summer for part or all of a Twins-Royals series from Thursday, July 7 through Sunday, July 10. Although it will be up to individual members to arrange their own carpooling and travel, Tom Swift has agreed to provide some degree of central coordination, which may include buying tickets in advance for one of the games. Contact Swifty (507-645-2280, tomswift@nickelcurves.com) if you plan on going.

Kudos for the Karns
St. Cloud Cathedral baseball coach Bob Karn won his 500th career game in April, becoming only the fourth Minnesota high-school coach to reach that level.

Jim Karn, Bob’s brother and fellow SABR member, also coaches the team. Both are on the board of directors of the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame, and Jim is a 2001 inductee of the Hall of Fame.

Rekela Recuperating
George Rekela had a stroke on March 31. Following visits by several SABR members at the hospital, George is at home. Feel free to send him a note or card at 8801 Greenhaven Drive, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445.

May Birthdays
    2—Gregg Nelson and Ray Luurs (also Eddie Collins, Clay Carroll, Larry Cheney, Gates Brown, Ross Barnes, Ed Bressoud, Keith Moreland, Hideki Irabu, Felix Jose, Baron Manfred von Richtofen, and Johnny Unitas)
    8—Mike Haupert (also Norman “Turkey” Stearnes, Todd Greene, Dan Brouthers, Ross Barnes, Edd Roush, Dennis Leonard, Steve Braun, Mike Cuellar, Chet Hoff, Dasher Troy, and Harry Truman)
  9—Franklin Aasen (also Tony Gwynn, Floyd Robinson, Billy Jurges, Lew Drill, Joe Borden, Billy Joel, and Lindsay Whalen)
  10—Scott Iwen (also Herb Carneal, Pete Schourek, Robby Thompson, Jim Hickman, Merritt Ranew, Ed Barrow, and John Wilkes Booth)
  14—Frank Marx (also Ed Walsh, Earle Combs, Tony Perez, Bob Thurman, Dennis Martinez, Dick Howser, Roy Halladay, Sophie “The Trophy” Kurys,and George Lucas)
  15—Tom Goldstein (also George Brett, Justin Morneau, Al McBean, John Smoltz, Hideki Irabu, and Emmitt Smith)
  17—Nick Vetter (also Cool Papa Bell, Billy Hoeft, Carlos May, Pascual Perez, Jose Guillen, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Mia Hamm)
  20—Howard Luloff (also Bobby Murcer, Jim Lyttle, Todd Stottlemyre, Ken Boyer, Wilcy Moore, Sadaharu Oh, and Hal Newhouser)
  21—Harry Harrison (also El Tappe, Mark Quinn, Eddie Milner, Barry Latman, Larry Rosenthal, Kent Hrbek, Harvard Eddie Grant, Mace Brown, Bobby Cox, Earl Averill, Al Franken, Mr. T, and Jeffrey Dahmer)
  23—Joel Rippel and Halsey Hall (also Lawrence S. Ritter, Zack Wheat, Dummy Hoy, Buck Showalter, Reggie Cleveland, Frosty Thomas, Deacon Phillippe, and James Eads, Stephen Douglas, and Scatman Crothers)
  24—Peter Schilling (also Joe Oeschger, Bartolo Colon, Greg Briley, Carlos Febles, Jim Duckworth, Gary Burghoff, Priscilla Presley, and Bob Dylan)
  25—Terry Prendergast (also Martín Dihigo, Jason Kubel, Miguel Tejada, Bob Knepper, Don Liddle, Joe Judge, Lip Pike, Al Reach, and Sheryl Swoopes)
  26—Jack Stanton (also Travis Lee, Darrell Evans, Joe Altobelli, Stoney McGlynn, and Sally Ride)
  27—Paul Swanson and Dan Hardy (also Jeff Bagwell, Todd Hundley, Frank Thomas, Jerry Kindall, Fred Bruckbauer, Jim Holt, Pinky Higgins, Hubert Humphrey, and Hank Kissinger)
  28—Galin Jones and Larry Zorn (also Jim Thorpe, Warren Giles, Willard Hershberger, Kirk Gibson, and Jerry West)
  31—Jim Thielman and Glenn Poser (also Kenny Lofton, Tippy Martinez, Mac Suzuki, Joe Orsulak, Ray Washburn, Joe Namath, Clint Eastwood, Don Ameche, and Madge Blake)

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    May 14—Hot Stove Saturday Morning, Bakers Square, 66th and Xerxes, Richfield, 9:00 a.m., Mark Johnson: 612-822-9638, mjohn@mr.net

    May 21—Spring Chapter Meeting, United Methodist Church, Columbia Heights, Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Howard Luloff: 952-922-5036, hfan77@webtv.net

    June 11—Book Club Meeting, Barnes & Noble, Edina, 9:30 a.m., Three Nights in August by Buzz Bissinger, Tom Swift: 507-645-2280, tomswift@nickelcurves.com, http://halseyhall.org/bookclub.html

Halsey Hall Chapter
Board of Directors 2004-05
President—Stew Thornley
Vice President—Cary Smith
Secretary—Chuck Blomquist
Treasurer—Rich Arpi
Kyle Eliason
Gregg Omoth
Tom Swift

The Holy Cow! Editor—Stew Thornley
Webmaster—Deano Thilgen  

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