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

September 2015

Stew Thornley

August 17 Research Committee Meeting to Feature Dan Levitt and Sarah Johnson with Recap of SABR Convention

All members, whether they attended the recent SABR convention or not, are invited to a special meeting of the Halsey Hall Chapter Research Committee on Monday, August 17 at 7 p.m. at the Hennepin County Southdale Library, 7001 York Avenue South, Edina 55435. Sarah Johnson and Dan Levitt will give a recap and highlights of the convention. This will be followed by a roundtable discussion.

Members who attended the convention are invited to email up to three photos from the event to Brenda Himrich, who will print them out and display them a the meeting.

The co-chairs of the Research Committee are Brenda Himrich and Sarah Johnson.

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New Member

The Halsey Hall Chapter welcomes David Karpinski.

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Activities: Chapter Meeting October 24 and Change in Date for the Trip to Clear Lake

Charles Clark will host a group outing to see the Burleigh Grimes Museum in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, on Saturday, November 14 (this is a change in the date, from November 7). Carpools will form at 9 a.m. at the Himrich-Thornley home. Those interested in attending may contact Stew Thornley. Directions

The next Fred Souba Hot Stove Saturday Morning, an informal breakfast gathering for the purpose of talking baseball, has a new home after Bakers Square in Richfield closed. The next breakfast will be at 9:00 on September 12 at Curran’s, 4201 Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis. Thanks to Art Mugalian and Jerry Janzen for coming up with Curran’s on short notice, and many thanks to Mark Johnson for serving as the contact with Bakers Square for many years.

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. Brent Heutmaker, Dan Levitt, Art Mugalian, and Brenda Himrich and her crusty husband were on hand August 8 to discuss The Game by Jon Passah.

The Fall Chapter Meeting will be Saturday, October 24 at Faith Mennonite Church, 2720 E. 22nd Street in south Minneapolis. 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.

Members are invited to submit a proposal to make a research presentation at the meeting. Proposals must be sent to Research Committee co-chairs Brenda Himrich or Sarah Johnson and 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 Dan Levitt, Stew Thornley, Rich Arpi, and Bob Tholkes) will finalize the schedule of research presentations two weeks before the meeting, so proposals must be submitted by then.

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    August 17—Research Committee Meeting, Hennepin County Southdale Library, 7001 York Avenue South, Edina 55435, 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact Brenda Himrich or Sarah Johnson.

    September 12—Fred Souba Hot Stove Saturday Morning, Curran’s, 42nd and Nicollet (new location), 9:00 a.m.

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

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