2017 SABR Day meetings
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Saturday, January 28 AlbuquerqueNMRio Grande ChapterDavid Kunsman, dllknsm@msn.com3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Lobo Field, University of New Mexico1155 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106We shall be meeting, late afternoon, at the University of New Mexico Lobo Field in the Lobo Clubhouse. The Clubhouse is brand new and was dedicated earlier this month. Ray Birmingham, the coach of the Lobos, will give us a tour. Our speaker will be Albuquerque high school, University of New Mexico, and at the ending of last season, Albuquerque Isotopes pitcher Austin House. We have invited the UNM baseball team, after they finish practice, to stick around and listen to "one of their own." Hope you'll join us!
Saturday, February 4 AtlantaGAMagnolia ChapterJohn Hill, hilljohn@bellsouth.net, or Craig Brown, craigb59@gmail.com2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Kennesaw State University's Burruss Institute
3333 Busbee Dr NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144All baseball fans are invited to our SABR Day/Hot Stove meeting on February 4. Our featured speaker will be John Carvalho, an Auburn University Associate Professor and Director of Journalism, who has recently penned a biography of Ford Frick, baseball’s third commissioner. Several chapter members will also be making presentations: Alan Morris will speak about Bill Bartholomay (b.1928), the man responsible for bringing the Braves to Atlanta in 1966. Alan will include notes from his personal interview with the former owner. Mil Fisher will give an updated version of his SABR Conference presentation on Bill Veeck (1914-1986), the colorful (and crazy?) baseball executive recognized for many innovations. David Washburn, our resident trivia master, will do his best to stump and stupify his fellow chapter members. All baseball fans are also invited to meet before the event at 12:30 p.m. for an informal lunch at Marlow's Tavern, 745 Chastain Rd NW #1160, Kennesaw, GA 30144, at 12:30pm. Marlow's is only minutes from the Burruss Institute. Please contact Craig Brown (craigb59@gmail.com) if you are interested.
Saturday, January 14 AustinTXRogers Hornsby ChapterJan Larson, jan.a.larson@gmail.com9:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.Optional lunchRegister upon arrival and sign up for your lunch choices before 10 a.m.; it'll be delivered—all for a nominal $10 charge (cash only).Texas State University-San Marcos, Old Main Building, third floor601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666Join us for the 11th annual Rogers Hornsby Chapter winter meeting. Guest speakers include: Dr. Bobby Brown, former New York Yankees infielder and American League president; Gene Watson, Director of Professional Scouting, Kansas City Royals; Mike Acosta, Authentication Manager, Houston Astros; Mike Capps, Director of Broadcasting, Round Rock Express; and Mark Saccomanno, former Houston Astros first baseman. Also featuring trivia, memorabilia, mock Hall-of-Fame voting, and much more. Hope you'll join us! Visit the chapter website at http://sabrhornsby.org for more information. RECAP: Click here for stories and photos from this meeting: http://www.sabrhornsby.org/2017/01/baseball-tales-abound-at-11th-annual-winter-meeting/39
Saturday, January 28 AustinTXRogers Hornsby ChapterJan Larson, jan.a.larson@gmail.com12:30 p.m.Lunch on your own.Please RSVP to jan.a.larson@gmail.com so we can confirm a head count.Macaroni Grill9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin, TX 78759Join us for our annual SABR Day lunch on Saturday, January 28 at 12:30 p.m. at the Macaroni Grill in the Arboretum in Austin. Please RSVP to Jan Larson at jan.a.larson@gmail.com if you plan to attend so we can get a head count.7
Saturday, January 21 BaltimoreMDBabe Ruth ChapterGary Levy, glevy@towson.edu or D. Bruce Brown, dbrucebrown@gmail.com10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.$25 per person, with optional lunch at Towson University's dining halls.Please download and complete the registration form at http://bit.ly/sabr-day-2017-baltimore and mail a check made out to SABR c/o Gary Levy to: Gary Levy, 306 Ivy Church Road, Timonium MD 21093-4415. Alternatively, you can bring completed registration form and check/cash to the meeting IF you have registered by e-mail.Towson University campus, Smith Hall, Room 3568000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252Join us for SABR Day on January 21! Our guest speakers include: former Baltimore Orioles outfielder Larry Sheets; 19th-century baseball historian Richard Hershberger; sports attorney and former Washington Senators PA announcer Phil Hochberg; veteran author Ted Patterson; Baltimore Orioles baseball analyst Kevin Tenenbaum; Bowie Baysox broadcaster Adam Pohl. Parking is free (no need for permits) that day. Please take care, however, to avoid parking in spaces reserved for “Handicap” or any space otherwise reserved. We suggest the Union Parking Garage or Glen Parking Garage as the most convenient to our meeting room. The meeting is open to everyone. We had a great turn-out for our inaugural meeting and this one promises to exceed that. You may bring your own lunch or eat on the TU Campus Dining Halls ($8-12). It’s good food at reasonable prices and just a short walk from our meeting room. … Secure your place early. Register here: http://bit.ly/sabr-day-2017-baltimore30
Saturday, January 28 BirminghamALRickwood Field ChapterLamar Smith, glamarsmith@bellsouth.net, or Clarence Watkins, cwatkins5@charter.net11:00 a.m.The Fish Market Restaurant1681 US-31, Hoover, AL 35216The Rickwood Field Chapter will be hosting its SABR Day event on January 28, at the Fish Market restaurant off Highway 31 in Hoover, Alabama. The guest speaker will be professor John Carvalho from Auburn University, who will talk about his new book Frick*, on baseball commissioner Ford C. Frick.
Monday, January 16 BostonMABoston ChapterJoanne Hulbert, jhulbert@earthlink.net11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.A donation of $10 is humbly requested to defray the expense of location, lights and levity.. Optional lunch buffet is an additional $10 (cash only).The Baseball Tavern1270 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215Join the Boston Chapter for our annual MLK Day meeting on Monday, January 16. Our featured speaker will be Dave Wallace, former pitching coach for the 2004 Boston Red Sox and also the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Houston Astros, and most recently the Baltimore Orioles. He also pitched parts of three seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays. We'll also hear from Boston Red Sox team historian Gordon Edes, as we did last year and hear what's up at Fenway Park. Clayton Trutor will speak about the Tony Conigliaro Award winners, subject of a new SABR publication that's out this month. Donna Halper, interesting and informative as always, will talk about "Honoring Black Baseball Writers," and Bob Brady and Mark Kanter have a lot to say about baseball in Cuba. Kara Jackman will speak about Boston University, Martin Luther King Jr., race, and baseball. David Kaiser will also present on "The Unluckiest Pitchers: Won-Lost Records and Selection to the Hall of Fame. Dixie Tourangeau will have a lot to say about a lot of things. Hope you'll join us! All baseball fans are welcome. RECAP: Click here for stories and photos from this event: http://sabr.org/latest/boston-chapter-mlk-day-meeting-boston-ma45
Saturday, January 28 BostonMABoston ChapterJoanne Hulbert, jhulbert@earthlink.net12:30 p.m.Lunch and an additional $20 if you wish to go on the Fenway Park tour after lunch for the tour ticket.Bleacher Bar on Landsdowne StreetSABR's Boston Chapter will get together for lunch on January 28, 2017 at the Bleacher Bar on Landsdowne Street under Fenway Park at 12:30 p.m. For those who are inclined to join, the chapter will take in the Fenway Park tour, which is available until 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 and we will purchase when we get there.10
Saturday, February 4 ClevelandOHJack Graney ChapterJoseph Wancho, jw2462@sbcglobal.net9:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.FreeLeague Park / Baseball Heritage Museum6601 Lexington Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103Join us for SABR Day, which will be held Saturday, February 4 at the Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park (6601 Lexington Avenue) in Cleveland. First pitch is at 9:30 a.m. Our guest speakers will include: Cleveland Indians broadcaster Matt Underwood and team historian Jeremy Feador, along with presentations from Joe Gazzo on memorable moments at League Park, Lou Boyd on the Indians' "missing MVPs", and John Massarelli with reflections on a baseball career. Trivia will be provided by Rick Bradley. Hope to see you there!60
Saturday, January 28 ColumbusOHHank Gowdy ChapterBlake Sherry, bwsherry1979@gmail.com10:00 a.m.Westerville Public Library126 S State St, Westerville, OH 43081Our SABR Day meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 28 at the Westerville Public Library. All baseball fans are welcome. We'll have an open discussion on the following topics, so we hope you'll join us: Hall of Fame results, the HOF voting process and veterans committee, trade talks, free-agent signings, impact on MLB in 2017, changes to the current playoff system, a possible MLB reduction to 154 games, the TV series “Pitch”.19
Saturday, January 28 CooperstownNYCliff Kachline ChapterJeff Katz, JKKatz@stny.rr.com1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Baseball Hall of Fame, Bullpen Theater25 Main St., Cooperstown, NY 13326Join us for SABR Day in Cooperstown. Our guest speakers this year will include: David Karpinski – Parkhurst Field in Gloversville, NY; Mike Piazzi – circa 1900 postcard; Jeff Katz – update and information on SABR Baseball Cards Committee and Blog. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, January 21 DallasTXBanks-Bragan DFW ChapterC. Paul Rogers III, crogers@mail.smu.edu9:00 a.m.FanFest admission: $10 adults; $5 kidsGlobe Life Park1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011The Ernie Banks-Bobby Bragan SABR Chapter of North Texas will be participating in the Texas Rangers FanFest at the Globe Life Ballpark in Arlington. Stop by to say hello! For more information, visit http://m.mlb.com/rangers/tickets/info/fan-fest
Saturday, January 28 DenverCORocky Mountain ChapterPaul Parker, paul.parker@rockies.com; John Paul, pauljw39@comcast.net11:00 a.m.Optional a la carte lunchBlue Moon Restaurant and Brewery3750 Chestnut Place, Denver, CO 80216Doors open at 11:00 a.m. so feel free to come early and mingle in an atmosphere of warm baseball camaraderie. Lunch will be available to order a la carte beginning at 11:30, and we would like to be completed with lunch when our program starts at 12:30 p.m. We encourage you to order a meal. Activities begin at 12:30 p.m. with a panel discussion regarding the 2017 Colorado Rockies with Thomas Harding of MLB.com, Ed Henderson of KOA Radio, and Jeff Huson of Root Sports. Activities will conclude with our mass game of catch at Union Station (regardless of the weather). Don’t forget to bring your ball cap, sunscreen, ball, and glove for the game of catch after “Play Ball” is announced. Great photo opportunity! Please plan to join us for this unique baseball SABR event! Its open to all baseball fans — so join us!55
Sunday, January 29 Des MoinesIAField of Dreams ChapterTim Rask, tim.rask@mchsi.com2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.Twisted Vine Brewery3320 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50266Chapter members and guests will meet on Sunday, January 29 at Twisted Vine Brewery in West Des Moines. We'll commence at 2:30 and go until 4:30 or 5, depending on how long we want to hang around and chat. We'll talk baseball, of course, and talk about plans for a spring and/or summer gathering at an Iowa ballpark. Twisted Vine is located at 3320 Westown Parkway, just off I-235 and close to Valley West Mall. The tap room does not serve food, but we are welcome to bring snacks or order takeout. I plan on bringing some chips and salsa.10
Saturday, February 4 DetroitMIDetroit ChapterGary Gillette, GGillette@hiddengamesports.com1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.Please RSVP to Gary Gillette at GGillette@HiddenGameSports.com.Detroit Public Library (Friends Conference Room on the balcony)2507 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208The focus of our 2017 meeting will be on the history of Black Baseball and the Negro Leagues in Detroit and Hamtramck. Selections from several documentaries about the Negro Leagues will be screened and special guest Joyce Stearnes Thompson, daughter of Hall of Famer Turkey Stearnes, will speak. Gary Gillette will give an update on significance of the recent award of an African American Civil Rights Grant to Hamtramck Stadium. A panel discussion about the Negro Leagues will be held after the screening and presentations. In additional to Ms. Stearnes Thompson, other panelists expected to participate are Rosilyn Stearnes-Brown, Negro League veteran and Detroit legend Ron Teasley, and Coach Mike Wilson of the Woodbridge Baseball Academy. More details on the agenda will be sent before the meeting. Afterward, many of us will head to Nemo's sports bar on Michigan Avenue near the old Tiger Stadium site for the annual Babe Ruth birthday party, sponsored by Tom Derry of the Navin Field Grounds Crew. Both the SABR Detroit meeting and the Babe Ruth bash are open to the public.30
Saturday, January 28 DurhamNCCarolina ChapterChris Dial, pfeiffer86@gmail.com12:00 p.m.Optional foodBull Durham Brewing Company.409 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701The agenda is "Get together and talk baseball!" We will also see about a regularly scheduled meeting (like the third Saturday in a month or something). All are welcome - bring your friends!8
Saturday, January 21 Fort LauderdaleFLSouth Florida ChapterSam Zygner, sflasabr@hotmail.com11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Tamarac Public Library8701 W Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, FL 33351Our featured keynote speaker will be Tim Healey, Miami Marlins beat writer from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He will be sharing interesting insights into the Marlins and baseball in general. In addition, our chapter will be hosting a baseball panel of ex-professional ballplayers sharing stories from their career and answering questions from audience. Our special guests will be Miguel "Mike" de la Hoz, Gonzalo "Cholly" Naranjo, and Oscar Reguera. Additions to the panel will be announced later as well as other activities. All baseball fans are welcome, so join us!28
Saturday, January 28 Fort WayneINKekionga Chapter of Fort WayneBill Griggs, bigflies@aol.com12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Allen County Public Library, 2nd-floor meeting room900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802The Kekionga Chapter's SABR Day meeting will be at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 28 in the second-floor meeting room on the west end of the downtown Allen County library. If you would like to present your research, please contact Bill Griggs at bigflies@aol.com. All fans are welcome to attend.14
Saturday, January 21 HoustonTXLarry Dierker ChapterBob Dorrill, bdorrill@aol.com11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.FanFest tickets can be purchased at http://houston.astros.mlb.com/hou/fan_forum/fanfest.jsp.Minute Maid Park501 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77002Stop by the SABR booth at the Houston Astros FanFest, where fans can enjoy activities for all ages including autograph sessions with many current and former players, swings in the Astros batting cages, running the bases, bullpen throwing sessions, an interactive kids zone, fan forums with front office staff as well as current and former players, and a vendor expo. Chapter member Bill Brown, the longtime Astros TV broadcaster, will autograph his new book "Breathing Orange Fire: Jose Altuve" at our table and we will pass out free baseball cards and SABR information. For more information, visit http://houston.astros.mlb.com/hou/fan_forum/fanfest.jsp.
Saturday, January 28 IndianapolisINOscar Charleston ChapterNoel Fliss, noel@fliss.us10:30 a.m.College Avenue Library4180 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205The Oscar Charleston SABR Chapter will have our SABR Day event Saturday January 28 at 10:30 AM at the College Avenue Library Branch (42nd St and College.) The agenda will include presentations and discussion, including Peter Bjarkman ("Cuba's Baseball Defectors"), Chris Lamb on Jackie Robinson and his faith, and Howard Kellman (Indianapolis Indians director of broadcasting). We will also have an unofficial Hall of Fame vote and discussion, and more.
Saturday, January 21 Kansas CityMOMonarchs ChapterRoger Erickson, rpe@kc.rr.com1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.Trailside Center9901 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131The Monarchs Chapter will be hosting its SABR Day gathering on Saturday, January 21 at the Trailside Center in Kansas City. Speakers will include former major league outfielder Ken Berry, who was an AL All-Star with the White Sox and a two-time Gold Glove winner, and author Bill Young, who will discuss his new book on Negro Leagues owner J.L. Wilkinson. We will have the usual trivia, discussion topics, and Hall of Fame arguments that accompany any SABR gathering. All baseball fans are welcome. RECAP: Click here for stories and more photos: http://sabr.org/sabrday/2017/kansas-city23
Saturday, January 28 KenoshaWIJoint meeting of Emil Rothe (Chicago) Chapter and Ken Keltner Badger State ChapterRick Schabowski, rickiu76@aol.com, or Richard Hansen, rhansen505@aol.com11:00 a.m.Optional lunchThe Brat Stop12304 75th Street, Kenosha, WI 53142Join us for a joint SABR Day meeting of the Chicago and Milwaukee chapters. Guest speakers will include Chris Kamka of CSN Chicago on "one-game" players in the major leagues, author Scott Lindholm on starting pitchers and complete games, and Meredith Wills on statistically evaluating catchers' defense. We will also auction off some autographed books to benefit the chapter. Hope you'll join us!
Saturday, January 28 KnoxvilleTNEast Tennessee ChapterMark Aubrey, mark.aubrey@gmail.com10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Knox County Public Library, Lawson McGhee branch500 W. Church Ave., Knoxville, TN 37902Join us on SABR Day for a meeting of the East Tennessee SABR Chapter. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Our guest speakers will include: Jim Trout, who will talk about the Nomadic Canners of the 1940 Appalachian League, Jim Campbell, who will share stories on some of the memorabilia he's collected, and Mark Aubrey, who will be speaking about baseball cards (and will bring a few to give away!) In honor of the recently revived SABR Baseball Card Committee, I'd like us each to bring in a few of our favorite cards. We can do a show and tell type discussion. Please limit what you bring in to cards, not other memorabilia.
Saturday, January 28 Las VegasNVMaddux Bros.-Las Vegas ChapterRick Swift, RicSwi01@gmail.com10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.The Mob Museum300 Stewart Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101Come join us on SABR Day in the Oscar Goodman Room at the Las Vegas Mob Museum. We'll have guest speakers, along with more activities and presentations to be announced soon. If you would like to present your own research, contact Rick Swift at (702) 876-5373. All baseball fans are welcome to attend.
Saturday, January 28 Little RockARRobinson-Kell ChapterMadison McEntire, wmmcentire@garverusa.com12:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.Central Arkansas Library, Main Branch100 S. Rock Street, Little Rock, AR 72201Join us for SABR Day at the Central Arkansas Library. Our featured speaker is former major league pitcher Rick Croushore. We'll also have presentations from Jim Yeager on "Back Roads and Ballplayers"; Fred Worth on "Tidbits about the 500 Home Run Club" and "Small Cemeteries"; Robert Reising on George Kell’s less famous brother in "No, not George—Skeeter!"; and Caleb Hardwick on "The Ultimate All-Arkansas Leaderboard." Several books will be given away; if you any have that you want get rid of, consider bringing them and passing them on. Soft drinks and snacks will be provided. Parking is available on the street and is free on weekends. 17
Saturday, January 28 Los AngelesCAAllan Roth ChapterBarry Mednick, bmednick@adelphia.net10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.La Habra Library221 East La Habra Blvd., La Habra, CA 90631The Allan Roth Chapter will be hosting its SABR Day event at the La Habra Library starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 28. The event will include guest speakers David Ezra, author of *Asterisk: Home Runs, Steroids, and the Rush to Judgment, Don Zminda on the 40th anniversary of the "South Side Hit Men," Tom Willman on the 1913 Sherman Indian School baseball team; and Barry Mednick on obscure records. There will also be a trivia contest as well as beverages provided, but it is suggested that attendees bring their own lunch to the event. 17
Saturday, January 28 LouisvilleKYPee Wee Reese ChapterHarry J. Rothgerber, caohrothgerber@hotmail.com10:00 a.m.FreeLouisville Slugger Museum and Factory800 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202The Pee Wee Reese Chapter will be hosting its SABR Day gathering on Saturday, January 28 at 10:00 a.m. at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. More details will be coming soon. One of our featured speakers will be Chad Reineke, a former pitcher with the Padres, Athletics and Reds (and Louisville Bat favorite), who joined our chapter this year. Author Doug Wilson will speak on his book, "Fred Hutchinson and the 1964 Reds," which was a finalist for SABR's Seymour Medal in 2011. Also, Dr. Jack Sullivan will again compose our trivia contest with cash prizes going to the winner and runner-up. As usual, plenty of door prizes will be available including a complimentary one-year SABR membership to a non-member. If you have a research presentation that you'd like to present, please notify Harry J. Rothgerber as soon as possible. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the always interesting mid-winter event and bring a friend! SABR members, their guests, and all baseball fans are welcome! RECAP: Click here for a recap and photos: http://sabr.org/sabrday/2017/louisville12
Saturday, January 21 MiddletownCTSmoky Joe Wood ChapterKarl Cicitto, kcicitto@cox.net10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.FreePlease RSVP to Karl Cicitto at kcicitto@cox.net if you plan to attend.Russell Library - Hubbard Room123 Broad St, Middletown, CT 06457After gathering over coffee and donuts to watch a quick demonstration of how-to-play Strat-O-Matic Baseball, SABR members and guests will pair off and manage a historical team of their choosing. If you would like to participate but don’t own Strat-O-Matic or have any experience playing it, don’t worry. You’ll be able to play with a vintage team of your choosing from among the dozens on hand. And if you're new to Strat-O-Matic, we can break into pairs and have a co-managers to get you started. Baseball talk will flow and the dice will roll! All baseball fans are welcome. FYI, the Hubbard Room is at the back of the old and cavernous main reading room, which actually was an Episcopal Church built in 1834 and transformed into the Library in 1875. RECAP: Click here for a full recap and game summaries: https://smokyjoewood.com/2017/01/25/game-day-winners-61-yanks-05-giants-69-padres-hof-pilots/11
Saturday, January 28 MinneapolisMNHalsey Hall ChapterDoug Skipper, theskippers1@hotmail.com9:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.Twins FanFest: $20 adults; $10 kids 14-and-youngerTarget Field1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN 55403The Halsey Hall Chapter will have a booth at the annual Twins FanFest at Target Field. Stop by and say hello! For more information, visit http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/min/fan_forum/twinsfest.jsp.
Saturday, January 28 MontrealQCQuebec ChapterPatrick Carpentier, ppcarpentier@compuserve.com1:00 p.m.Madison's Restaurant5222 Rue Sherbrooke E, Montréal, QC H1V 1A1, Canada(Please note the change in venue!) We will have two guests. First, Sylvain Tremblay who manages Encore Baseball Montreal’s Facebook page. He is a volunteer who publishes the latest news and disseminate information on baseball in Quebec on Facebook. Sylvain will tell us about his mission. Our second guest, Philippe Georgiades, does press relations for the Montreal baseball project, the organization dedicated to the return of Major League Baseball in Montreal. Philippe will tell us about the latest developments surrounding the return of the Expos. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, January 28 NashvilleTNRice-Russell Nashville ChapterSkip Nipper, skip@sulphurdell.com5:00 p.m.Free admission, but donations to Lipscomb University baseball program are encouraged.Please RSVP to Brian Ryman at brian.ryman@lipscomb.edu if you plan to attend.Lipscomb University, Allen Arena1 University Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37204The 3rd annual Lipscomb Baseball First Pitch Dinner will be held Saturday, January 28 inside Allen Arena, headlined by Atlanta Braves knuckleballer R.A. Dickey as the guest speaker. The event will also include a silent auction with the doors opening at 5 p.m. before the program gets started at 6. Along with Dickey, the night’s festivities will feature a formal introduction of the players and staff as well as Coach Jeff Forehand speaking to those in attendance about the expectations of the upcoming season. All SABR members are welcome to attend to celebrate SABR Day. Please contact Skip Nipper for more information.
Saturday, January 28 New OrleansLASchott-Pelican ChapterRichard Cuicchi, rcuicchi@aol.com10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.FreeHoliday Inn New Orleans West Bank Tower, Room 210275 Whitney Avenue, Gretna, LA 70053Guest speakers TBA. We also welcome member presentations of all sorts – articles, book reviews, statistical analysis, memorabilia collections, or whatever you are interested in sharing and discussion – as long as it is baseball related.8
Saturday, January 28 New YorkNYCasey Stengel ChapterEvelyn Begley, ebegley29@juno.com10:00 a.m.3:30 p.m.$30For advance registration, please contact David Lippman kiwiwriter47@gmail.com. Also payable at the door.New York Public Library, 6th floor455 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016Join us for our SABR Day festivities at the Mid-Manhattan branch of the NY Public Library. Guest speakers include Marc Appleman, SABR CEO who will discuss the growth of SABR and the exciting plans for SABR 47 national convention in NYC in June 2017; Marty Appel, best-selling author and noted historian will discuss his new book "Casey Stengel: Baseballs Greatest Character"; Kristie Ackert, New York Daily News beat reporter who covers the New York Mets. A presentation will also be given by Steve Nadel on “The Replay Rule: Where Were You When We Needed You Before?" More info will be posted soon here and on the NYC chapter website at http://sabrnyc.org.125
Saturday, January 28 PhiladelphiaPAConnie Mack ChapterSeamus Kearney, seamus1942@me.com9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.$40 per SABR member or guest (breakfast + lunch included)Please register before January 25 to reserve a spot. Make $40 check or money order payable to "SABR, Connie Mack Chapter" and send to Seamus Kearney, 2019 Brandywine St., Philadelphia, PA 19130.Temple University City Center (room 408)1515 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19102The Connie Mack Chapter will host a SABR Day gathering on Saturday, January 28. Our guest speaker is Howie Bedell, former Phillies and Braves player and later farm director of the Cincinnati Reds. We'll have an update from Matt Albertson on the recent 19th Century Symposium and presentations from Dick Rosen ("Goose Goslin: real Hall of Famer?"), Seamus Kearney ("John Kruk: A Baseball Life"), Charles Kupfer ("The 1979-82 Baltimore Orioles"), Mark Kanter ("A baseball trip to Cuba"), Steven King ("Andy Coakley: Man of Mystery"), and others. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Registration and welcome from 9-10 a.m., with the meeting and talks starting at 10 a.m.30
Saturday, January 28 PhoenixAZFlame Delhi ChapterBarry Bloom, boomskie@aol.com10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Tempe Diablo Stadium press box2200 West Alameda Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282Join us for SABR Day on Saturday, January 28 at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Our guest speakers will include a panel discussion with baseball writers Tony DeMarco, Barry Bloom and John D'Acquisto; Bernie Pleskoff on his recent baseball trip to Cuba; and member presentations by Don Drooker, Mike Anderson, and Jacob Pomrenke. All baseball fans are welcome to join us.38
Saturday, January 28 PittsburghPAForbes Field ChapterGeorge Skornickel, georgeskornickel@gmail.com9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.Please RSVP to George Skornickel (georgeskornickel@gmail.com) in advance if you plan to attend.PNC Park (Business Center, third floor)115 Federal St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212Join us for SABR Day at PNC Park, home of the Pirates. Guest speakers will be MLB umpire Scott Grinder; Craig Britcher on "Our First Field"; Sam Reich on "Hall of Fame update"; Eliza Richardson on "High pitch counts and near-no-hitters; career threatening or not?"; and Brian Engelhardt on "Why games that didn't count matter." Lunch will be on your own between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. We'll also have trivia and a 50/50 raffle. Look forward to seeing you there!
Saturday, January 28 RochesterNYLuke Easter ChapterRyan Brecker, rbrecker@gmail.com5:00 p.m.$43/personPlease make checks payable to the Rochester Baseball Historical Society and mail to RBHS, 1600 Stone Rd. Rochester, NY 14615.Club 3000 at Frontier Field1 Platt Street, Rochester, NY 14608Our featured guest for the 4th annual Hot Stove Dinner is Tom Shieber, Senior Curator at the Baseball Hall of Fame. Cocktails at 5:00 p.m.; dinner at 6:00. Space is limited, so early RSVPs are encouraged (this event is expected to sell out and tickets will not be available at the door.) To learn more, visit rochesterbaseballhistory.org.
Saturday, January 28 San DiegoCATed Williams ChapterGeoff Young, gyoung858@yahoo.com10:00 a.m.San Diego Central Library330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101Our SABR Day meeting will be at the San Diego Central Library on Saturday, January 28. Our guest speakers will include: Carlos Bauer and Tom Larwin, two long-suffering Cubs fans discuss their team and its 2016 championship; Mike Port, former Angels and Red Sox General Manager who will discuss life in the front office and in baseball; Joe Price, co-director of the Institute for Baseball Studies, will make a presentation on "Ballpark Closures;" and Bauer will talk about the 1939 Pioneer League season and offer show-and-tell from the Bill Weiss Archive. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. Hope you'll join us!
Saturday, January 28 San FranciscoCALefty O'Doul ChapterMarlene Vogelsang, mvogelsang@sbcglobal.net10:30 a.m.3:00 p.m.$25/personPlease send check made out to "Pete MacPhail" to P.O. Box 7653, Fremont, CA 94537-7653The Englander101 Parrott St, San Leandro, CA 94577Please join the Lefty O'Doul Chapter for SABR Day to celebrate baseball and the many ways we love it. Our guest speakers include: Nancy Finley, author of “Finley Ball: How Two Baseball Outsiders Turned the Oakland A's into a Dynasty and Changed the Game Forever”; Lincoln Mitchell, author of “Will Big League Baseball Survive? Globalization, the End of Television, Youth Sports, and Future of MLB”; Michael Pickman-Thoon and Randy Field, the documentary producers of "The Crime of the Big Leagues: Lester Rodney and the Desegregation of Baseball"; Jon Leonoudakis, premiering segments of his new Sports Video series “The Sweet Spot”; and Dan Taylor, author of " A Scout's Report: My 70 years in Baseball." We hope you will join us. Registration for the meeting, lunch and a raffle ticket is just $25. 50
Thursday, January 26 Santo DomingoDOMJuan Marichal ChapterJulio Rodriguez, jmrodgcemadoja@yahoo.com8:00 p.m.FreeU-LeagueNo. 121, Nicolas Ureña de Mendoza St, Los Prados, Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicSABR's Juan Marichal Chapter will hold its SABR Day meeting at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at U-League, No. 121, Nicolas Ureña de Mendoza St, Los Prados, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. We'll talk about the results of the winter league in the Dominican Republic and Dominican representation at the World Baseball Classic in 2017. All baseball fans are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Julio Rodriguez at jmrodgcemadoja@yahoo.com.
Sunday, January 29 SeattleWANorthwest ChapterBob Russon, bobrusson@comcast.net12:00 p.m.FreePlease RSVP to Bob Russon at bobrusson@comcast.net. No one will be admitted to the meeting at Safeco Field without a reservation in advance.Safeco Field, Ellis Pavilion1250 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134NWSABR will have a display at the Seattle Mariners FanFest event on January 28-29. (For tickets or information on FanFest, click here: http://m.mlb.com/mariners/tickets/info/fanfest.) Our SABR Day meeting will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 29 at Safeco Field's Ellis Pavilion. The Mariners will send guest speakers from the organization; previous speakers have included the general manager, manager, scouting director, and other executives or former players. Reservations are necessary for free admission to this event. Please see our Facebook event page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/750719228412566/.
Saturday, January 28 St. LouisMOBob Broeg ChapterBrian Flaspohler, bkflash@charter.net11:30 a.m.$50/person (includes buffet luncheon)Reservations can be made with Wayne Hebden (whebden@att.net) or send a check to 6 Ravenwood Circle, O'Fallon, IL 62269.Favazza's on The Hill5201 Southwest Ave, St. Louis, MO 63139Our annual Hot Stove Meeting will be January 28 at Favazza's on The Hill. Three guest speakers have been confirmed: Randy Flores, former MLB pitcher and current director of scouting for the Cardinals; Spink Award winner Rick Hummel, "The Commish," giving his take on the 2017 season; Dan Martin, cartoonist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; and Gary Kodner, author of a new book entitled St. Louis Cardinals Uniforms & Logos: An Illustrated History. Doors open at 11:30; the buffet Italian meal will start at noon. We'll also have trivia (with prizes), attendance prizes, and a goodie bag for every attendee. This is a great opportunity to shake off winter for an afternoon and talk baseball, and to support your local chapter. We've got one identified project for 2017 (replacing the ballpark marker for Robison Field) and another to be announced; your attendance will help us with these. You don't need to be a SABR member to attend! Please sign up and bring a friend to introduce them to our wonderful organization. Reservations can be made with Wayne Hebden (whebden@att.net) or send to his address at 6 Ravenwood Circle, O'Fallon, IL 62269. The cost this year is $50/person — this event is a bargain at that price! More details about confirmed guests will be provided as they are available.48
Saturday, January 21 StillwaterOKOklahoma ChapterHoward Johnson, howard@mesonet.org1:00 p.m. Allie Reynolds Stadium, Oklahoma State University598 N Duck St, Stillwater, OK 74075The Oklahoma Chapter will be meeting on January 21, 2017 at 1PM at Allie Reynolds Stadium, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. The program will feature OSU's baseball coaches and field maintenance staff. RECAP: Click here for a recap of the meeting: http://sabr.org/sabrday/2017/oklahoma17
Saturday, January 28 TallahasseeFLBuck O'Neil ChapterMatt Keelean, mattkeelean@yahoo.com1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.FreeFourth Quarter Sports Bar - Biletnikoff Room2033 N. Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32303Our annual SABR Day celebration will be in the Biletnikoff Room, in the back of the Fourth Quarter, and will include a discussion of Chapter plans and events for 2017 and our yearly trivia contest. After the doubtless fiercely contested struggle over hardball minutiae, we will have a viewing of the well-received documentary "Fastball," which was shown last year at SABR 46 in Miami. For those of you who haven’t seen it yet, it is excellent and as insightful as it is entertaining. Hope you can make it out to join us in what promises to be a great afternoon for seamheads of all stripes.6
Saturday, January 28 TorontoONHanlan's Point ChapterBill Humber, bill.humber@senecacollege.ca10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.Please RSVP to Barry Naymark (barrynaymark@yahoo.ca) for room number and campus map.Seneca College1750 Finch Ave. East, Toronto, ON, M2J 2X5Baseball fans, join us for a sneak peek at SABR member Bill Humber's "Baseball Spring Training" class at Seneca College. This special class is free to all fans only on SABR Day, January 28, and will include research presentations and discussions on Canadian baseball history. The class is normally $81 and runs six Saturdays from January to March. For more information, contact Bill Humber (bill.humber@senecacollege.ca) or visit http://www.senecacollege.ca/ce/classes/IMG931.html. Guest speakers this year include John Simone and David Matchett. Simone is the former GM with the Syracuse Chiefs for 33 years. Simone won the executive of the year award in 1998 and his father, Tex Simone served as the club's executive vice president and chief operating officer, before his passing. The family has been instrumental to the success of the Chiefs and Syracuse community for over 50 years. Matchett is a SABR member and Hanlan’s Point executive presenting his research results on the first team to have three Canadians in the starting lineup.
Saturday, January 28 VictoriaBCNorthwest ChapterGary Belleville, gbelleville@gmail.com11:00 a.m.Please RSVP to Gary Belleville, so that he can reserve a table.John's Place723 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC V8W 1N9, CanadaLet's gather for brunch at John's Place at 11 AM on Saturday January 28th. As always, feel free to bring along any baseball items that would be of interest to the group. All baseball fans are welcome, so pass this invitation on to anyone else who might be interested. Please RSVP so that I can reserve a table for us. I hope to see you on the 28th!
Saturday, February 4 WashingtonDCBob Davids ChapterDavid Raglin, darags@ymail.com9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.$37 for SABR members and guests; $19 for ages 15 and under. Click here to download a registration form: http://bit.ly/sabr-day-2017-washingtonPlease send check/money order payable to SABR to Dave Paulson, Bob Davids Chapter Treasurer, 6285 Cardinal Lane, Columbia, MD 21044-3801.Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge1900 N. Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209The 46th annual meeting of the Bob Davids Chapter will have some terrific guest speakers from around baseball, including: Mark Zuckerman, Nationals beat writer for MASN; Jerome Nelson, who will speak about the baseball arbitration process and the new Basic Agreement; Bruce Adams and Tim Wendel, on baseball in Cuba; Retrosheet's David W. Smith, who will present the talk he gave at the 2016 SABR Convention, “The Myth of the Closer,” winner of the Doug Pappas Research Award for the best oral presentation; author Paul Dickson, who will speak on his upcoming book, "Leo Durocher: Baseball's Prodigal Son"; and Glenn Donnellan, National Symphony violinist and National Anthem performer at Nats games on his “Electric Slugger” custom-made baseball bat violin. We'll also have baseball trivia, baseball book vendors, memorabilia raffle, and more. Come mingle with SABR friends, old and new, on Saturday, February 4! All baseball fans are welcome to attend.
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