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

October 2015

Stew Thornley

Mike Berardino to Speak at October 24 Chapter Meeting

Barring a postseason run by the Twins, St. Paul Pioneer Press beat writer Mike Berardino will be the featured guest at the Halsey Hall Fall Chapter Meeting Saturday, October 24 at Faith Mennonite Church, 2720 E. 22nd Street in south Minneapolis. Berardino previously worked for Baseball America and followed the Northern League and St. Paul Saints during their first season, in 1993.

Registration for the meetingis at 8:30 with research presentations beginning at 9:00. Berardino 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.

Three research presentations have been approved:

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New Members

Kyle Traynor is a gynecologist at the Mayo Clinic who lives in Rochester with his wife, Lisa (a nurse), and Wellington (a Great Dane). Back when he was a resident on the rise, Kyle used to call the nurses’ station and ask them to page Dr. Harry Peretestes. Kyle is an official scorer for the Minnesota Twins, St. Paul Saints, and Rochester Honkers.

Born in 1969 (nice), Kyle shares his October 23 birthday with fellow chapter member Rich Arpi as well as Sam Lacy, Al Leiter, John Lackey, Jim Bunning, Vern Stephens, Ewell Blackwell, Rube Bressler, John Castino, Lena Blackburne, Kaz Matsui, Kyle Gibson, William Hulbert, Johnny Carson, Pele, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Frank “Sergeant Carter” Sutton, Gertrude Ederle, Weird Al Yankovic, C. Walton Lillehei, and Gummo Marx.

Also new to the Halsey Hall Chapter: Carl Rogan, James Hurt, Jeff Williams, Jay Fetyko

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On the Mound

Emma Charlesworth-Seiler

Over Labor Day weekend Emma Charlesworth-Seiler pitched two games for the Great Lakes Lightning in a tournament in Rockford, Illinois. Great Lakes, stocked with players primarily from the Midwest and which plays in tournaments across the United States, won both games Emma pitched, and she was the winning pitcher in one of them.

Emma Charlesworth-Seiler

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Upcoming Activities

The Halsey Hall Chapter Book Club and Video Club will meet Saturday, October 3 at 9:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble in Har Mar Mall in Roseville to discuss The Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse by Molly Knight. In addition, the group will discuss the telecast of Game Five of the 1980 National League playoffs. The complete game is available for viewing on YouTube: 1980 NLCS - Game 5.

The next Fred Souba Hot Stove Saturday Morning, an informal breakfast gathering for the purpose of talking baseball, will be at 9:00 on November 7 at Curran’s, 4201 Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis.

Charles Clark will host a group outing to see the Burleigh Grimes Museum in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, on Saturday, November 14. Carpools will form at 9 a.m. at the Himrich-Thornley home. Those interested in attending may contact Stew Thornley. Directions

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    October 3—Book Club and Vintage Game Video Club, Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville, 9:30 a.m., The Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse by Molly Knight and Game 5 of the 1980 National League playoffs.

    October 24—Fall Chapter Meeting, Faith Mennonite Church, Minneapolis. Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036.

    November 7—Fred Souba Hot Stove Saturday Morning, Curran’s, 42nd and Nicollet, 9:00 a.m.

    November 14—Burleigh Grimes Museum, Clear Lake, Wisconsin. For more information, contact Stew Thornley, 651-415-0791.

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