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

September 2010

Stew Thornley

Fall Chapter Meeting October 16
SABR 2012
Blast from the Past
New Member
Member News
Board of Directors

Fall Chapter Meeting October 16

The 2010 Halsey Hall Chapter fall meeting will be Saturday, October 16 at Community United Methodist Church, 950 Gould Avenue, Columbia Heights 55421-3905, 763-788-9009. Former Twins catcher Tim Laudner has been invited to speak and has indicated that he may be able to make it.

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 Stew Thornley, 1082 Lovell Avenue, Roseville, Minnesota 55113-4419, 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. The Research Committee (which also consists of Tom Swift, Dan Levitt, Cary Smith, Bob Tholkes, and Rich Arpi) will finalize the schedule of research presentations by October 2, two weeks before the meeting, so proposals must be submitted by then.

Research presentations scheduled:

  • Can You Hear The Noise: The St. Paul Gophers 1907-1911 by Todd Peterson
  • Integrating Major League Baseball: A Counterfactual Analysis by Mike Haupert

Registration for the meeting 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 featured guest in the afternoon. The business meeting will be held during lunch between noon and 1 p.m.

Attendees, along with other SABR members and family, can head over to the Thornley-Himrich residence (1082 Lovell Avenue, Roseville, 651-415-0791) after the meeting to watch playoffs on television. Map and directions.

Other upcoming events:
The next Hot Stove Saturday Morning, an informal breakfast gathering for the purpose of talking baseball, will be at 9:00 on September 11 (which is also the birthday of the mayor of Hot Stove Saturday Morning, Mark Johnson) at Bakers Square in Richfield (66th Street to the east of Xerxes Avenue).

The Research Committee will meet Sunday, September 12 at 6 p.m. at Perkins, off 50th Street and Minn. Hwy. 100, in Edina.

The book club will meet Saturday, October 9 at 9:30 a.m. at the Barnes and Noble cafe in Har Mar Mall in Roseville. The group is reading Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball by Bill Madden.

SABR 2012

S. Thornley will serve as the chair for the local conference committee for the 2012 SABR convention in Minneapolis; Howard Luloff, Kevin Hennessy, Jerry Janzen, Art Mugalian, and Bob Tholkes are members of the core group that will do the overall planning over the next two years. Lots of volunteers will be needed, especially during the convention, and members are invited to indicate their willingness to participate to members of the core group.

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Blast from the Past
Iowa Welcome Sign

Images from the early 1990s provide a reminder of the fun SABR members had on their annual Iowa road trip (with the welcome sign defaced by a chapter miscreant).

Clinton, Iowa

New Member

The Halsey Hall Chapter welcomes Ben Collin.

Member News

Aaron Gleeman has recapped the New Technologies in Baseball panel at the 2010 convention in his column on NBC’s Hardball Talk.

Phil Lowry has completed his book, Baseball’s Longest Games, which will be published by McFarland Publishers this year. Phil has researched games at all levels that have lasted at least five hours or 20 innings.

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    September 11—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.

    September 12—Research Committee Meeting, Perkins, Edina. For more information, contact Stew Thornley, 651-45-0791, stew@stewthornley.net.

    October 3—Halsey Hall Chapter Board Meeting, 6 p.m. For more information, contact Kevin Hennessy, 651-651-492-2298, kwhennes@ties2.net.

    October 9—Book Club Meeting, Barnes & Noble, Har Mar Mall, Roseville, 9:30 a.m., Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball by Bill Madden. For more information, contact Tom Dolen, 651-483-8617, or Art Mugalian, 612-721-2825, amugalian@comcast.net.

    October 16—Fall Chapter Meeting, Community United Methodist Church, Columbia Heights. For more information, contact Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036, Hfan77@webtv.net.

    January 29—Hot Stove League Meeting as part of SABR Day in America, 7:00 p.m.. For more information, contact Howard Luloff, 952-922-5036, Hfan77@webtv.net.  

Board of Directors 2010-2011
President—Kevin Hennessy
Vice President—George Rekela
Secretary—Bob Tholkes
Treasurer—Jerry Janzen
Fred Buckland
Scot Johnson
Cary Smith

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

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