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AlbuquerqueNMRio Grande ChapterGary Herron, gherron@flash.net12:30 p.m.Sandia Preparatory School532 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113The Rio Grande Chapter of SABR in Albuquerque will have two guest speakers on SABR Day: Josh Suchon, author of "Miracle Men," a story about the 1988 L.A. Dodgers; he is the play-by-play voice of the local Albuquerque Isotopes; and Sam Chavez, a local high school assistant principal and Albuquerque native who played a number of seasons in the minors and was a teammate of new Hall of Fame member Frank Thomas when the two were in the White Sox's Class A affiliate in Sarasota, Fla., in 1989. All are welcome to attend.
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ArlingtonTXErnie Banks-Bobby Bragan DFW ChapterJeff Wood, jbandejwood@sbcglobal.net9 a.m.4 p.m.Rangers Ballpark in Arlington1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011The Ernie Banks-Bobby Bragan DFW Chapter will have a booth at the Rangers' FanFest on SABR Day, January 25. Stop by and say hello! For more information on Rangers FanFest, visit http://texas.rangers.mlb.com/tex/fan_forum/fanfest.jsp.
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AustinTXRogers Hornsby ChapterJan Larson, jan.a.larson@gmail.com12 p.m.Lunch on your ownMacaroni Grill9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin, TX 78759We will have an informal SABR Day lunch get-together at noon on Saturday, January 25 (SABR Day) at the Macaroni Grill located at 9828 Great Hills Trail in Austin (Arboretum area). Please RSVP to Jan Larson at jan.a.larson@gmail.com if you plan to attend.
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BostonMABoston ChapterJoanne Hulbert, jhulbert@earthlink.net4 p.m.McGreevy's Irish Pub911 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115On this day, we will present our latest publication, New Team, New Century - The 1901 Boston Americans. As many contributors to the book are urged to attend and we will have a discussion, signing, and a totally good time. Peter Nash, one of the contributors to the book, and a principal of McGreevy's will be there. If you haven't seen the book yet, you are in for a treat. And if you haven't been to McGreevy's yet, that's another treat, as McGreevy's is billed as a baseball museum, a replica of McGreevy's Third Base Saloon ("the last place before going home") is loaded with baseball memorabilia and they do know how to pour a McGuinness properly!
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BurlingtonVTGardner Waterman Vermont ChapterTom Simon, tps@mc-fitz.com10 a.m.University of Vermont's Bailey-Howe Library538 Main St, Burlington, VT 05405Members of the Gardner-Waterman (Vermont) Chapter will meet in the Microform Room at UVM's Bailey-Howe Library to do research on the 1887 North Eastern League as part of their group research project on early baseball in Vermont. All are welcome to attend.
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ColumbusOHHank Gowdy ChapterBlake Sherry, bsherry@opers.org9 a.m.12:30 p.m.Westerville Public Library126 S State St, Westerville, OH 43081We have a jam-packed morning filled with interesting speakers covering a wide range of baseball topics, as well as a book raffle, trivia contest and mock Hall of Fame ballot. Our guest speaker is Ryan Mitchell, Director of Broadcasting and voice of the Columbus Clippers for the last five seasons. As usual the chapter will provide sweet rolls. Coffee, juice, and bottled water is sold at a stand inside the main lobby of the library. Join us!
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CooperstownNYCliff Kachline ChapterJeff Katz, JKKatz@stny.rr.com12 p.m.2:30 p.m.Baseball Hall of Fame Bullpen Theater25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY, 13326Here's our lineup of presenters for Saturday: Mike Piazzi (Henry Mathewson, Christy's Brother), Jim Gates (Baseball Iconography of 1939), Tom Shieber (Rare Yankee Footage From the 1920s and Thirties), and Bruce Markusen (A Baseball Card Mystery.) There may be another surprise or two, as well! The meeting will coincide with the national celebration of SABR Day. The meeting should last until about 2 or 2:30 p.m. Afterwards we will continue the Jeff Katz-led custom of meeting for lunch or a snack at New York Pizzeria on Chestnut Street.
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DenverCORocky Mountain ChapterMatt Repplinger, denverbrowns@gmail.com5 p.m.Breckenridge Brewery2220 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80205Join us for SABR Day on January 25 with the Baseball Media Panel: Marc Stout (ROOT), Thomas Harding (MLB.com), Patrick Saunders (Denver Post), Ed Henderson (KCOL), Bill Rogan (KNUS), and Ralph Widlic (KSIR). Admission is free to all. We'll also have our traditional mass game of catch across the street in the RTD parking lot. Don’t forget to bring your ball cap, sunscreen (optional), baseball and glove. It's a great photo opportunity!
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Des MoinesIAField of Dreams ChapterTim Rask, tim.rask@mchsi.com1 p.m.Confluence Brewery1235 Thomas Beck Rd., Des Moines, IA 50315R.J. Lesch will have some biographical information on early Iowa baseball player Pony Sager. John Liepa will have some of his recent findings of early baseball in Iowa. Ralph Christian will have some material on baseball's relationship with Bull Durham tobacco, and Bill Johnson will share some of his research on the Cedar Rapids M-J League (Manufacturers and Jobbers semi-pro league). Should be some good stuff. If you are attending, please send an email to Steve Elsberry at SABRSteve@aol.com to he can get a head count for our pizza order.
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Fort WayneINKekionga Chapter of Fort WayneBob Gregory, mgregory128@hotmail.com3 p.m.5 p.m.Georgetown Library6600 E State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER! The meeting will be rescheduled next week, and details will be available on the SABR Events Calendar at SABR.org/events.
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HoustonTXLarry Dierker ChapterBob Dorrill, bdorrill@aol.com11 a.m.3 p.m.Minute Maid Park501 Crawford St., Houston, TX 77022We will have a booth at Minute Maid Park in conjunction with the Astros FanFest on SABR Day 2014. For more information on FanFest, visit http://houston.astros.mlb.com/hou/fan_forum/fanfest.jsp.
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IndianapolisINOscar Charleston ChapterTrey Strecker, tstrecker@bsu.edu11:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.Lunch on your ownMilano Inn231 S. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202The Oscar Charleston Chapter will hold our annual Hot Stove luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Milano Inn. Warm up with an afternoon of baseball talk, rehashing seasons past or looking ahead to next year. If you plan to attend, please email Trey Strecker (tstrecker@bsu.edu) to RSVP so we can give the restaurant a head count. Please RSVP by January 22. Lunch is at your own expense. You do not need to be a SABR member to attend.
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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 hold its SABR Day meeting from 1-3 p.m. Our guest speakers are Bill Carle, who has won both the Chadwick Award and the Bob Davids Award, the two highest honors that SABR bestows. He has been a SABR member since 1977 and has served as chairman of SABR's Biographical Research Committee since 1988. He is going to discuss what his committee does, and how you can get involved; and Jeremy Deckard, who will discuss his book "Capital City Cubbie, Tales and Travel of a Kansas Cubs Fan." Deckard grew up in Marquette, Kansas and graduated from Pittsburg State University with a BS in History and Social Studies. He worked as a sports writer for the Pittsburg Morning Sun from 1996-99. He currently serves as sports correspondent and baseball blogger for the Topeka Capital-Journal.
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KenoshaWIKen Keltner Badger State Chapter, Emil Rothe ChapterRick Schabowski, rickiu76@aol.com, or Richard Hansen, rhansen505@aol.com11 a.m.The Brat Stop12304 75th Street, Kenosha, WI 53142This is a combined meeting of the Chicago and Milwaukee chapters. Special guests include Christopher Kamka of Comcast Sportsnet; Kane
County Cougars announcer Wayne Randazzo; Matt Dennewitz unveils his new Index of Sabermetric Research; Jake McGhee, General Manager of the Kenosha Kingfish; Dennis Pajot on baseball in 1902; and Bob Buege on Jim Thorpe: All-American. All baseball fans are welcome to attend!
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KnoxvilleTNEast Tennessee ChapterLucas Hobbs, lhobbs@elliottlawson.com10 a.m.12:30 p.m.Lawson McGhee Library500 W. Church Ave., Knoxville, TN 37902We will next meet to celebrate SABR Day on Jan. 25, 2014, at the Lawson McGhee Library in Knoxville. Brian Cox, General Manager of the Tennessee Smokies will be our featured speaker. Bradley Reeves of TAMIS will present some film footage of baseball played in Knoxville from days gone by. We'll also do the usual business stuff, talk about the upcoming meetings (May, July, November) and we'll probably get sidetracked about Kershaw's new deal, A-Rod's penalty, and Vintage Base Ball being played here in east Tennessee this summer. Join us!
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Little RockARRobinson-Kell ChapterMadison McEntire, wmmcentire@garverusa.com11 a.m.5 p.m.Central Arkansas Library100 Rock Street, Little Rock, AR 72201The Robinson-Kell SABR chapter will be meeting on SABR Day. We will be in the East meeting room on the first floor of the Central Arkansas Library in Little Rock from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The featured speaker will be J.B. Hogan who will speak about his book "Angels in the Ozarks: Professional Baseball in Fayetteville and the Arkansas State/Arkansas-Missouri League 1934-1940." Mr. Hogan will begin his presentation at 1:00 p.m. Copies of his book will be available for purchase. Other scheduled presenters: Fred Worth, Caleb Hardwick, Madison McEntire. We'll also have a trivia contest and door prizes. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
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Los AngelesCAAllan Roth ChapterBarry Mednick, bmednick@adelphia.net10 a.m.4 p.m.La Habra Library221 East La Habra Boulevard, La Habra CA 90631Join us for SABR Day in L.A.! Topics being discussed/presented include: Opening Day at Dodger Stadium; Mike Trout; and the 50 Greatest Games in Dodger History. If you would like to present your work, please contact Barry Mednick at bmednick@adelphia.net. All baseball fans are welcome to attend.
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LouisvilleKYPee Wee Reese ChapterHarry Rothgerber, caohrothgerber@hotmail.comPOSTPONED!Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory800 W. Main St., Louisville, KYPOSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER! The meeting will be rescheduled next week, and details will be available on the SABR Events Calendar at SABR.org/events.
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MiddletownCTConnecticut Smoky Joe Wood ChapterSteve Krevisky, skrevisky@mxcc.commnet.edu12 p.m.4 p.m.Middlesex Community College100 Training Hill Rd., Middletown, CT 06457We will gather at Middlesex Community College, in Middletown, in the Student Lounge of Founders Hall (same place as last year.) It will take place from 12 to 4 p.m., so bring your lunch. We will again have a Hall of Fame discussion, as the voting will be out by then. The school is near Exit 11 off Route 9. Ken Paulsen will make up a HOF trivia contest. Hope to see you then!
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MinneapolisMNHalsey Hall ChapterDoug Skipper, theskippers1@hotmail.com9 a.m.6 p.m.$20 adults; $10 children under 14Target Field1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN 55403The Halsey Hall Chapter will have a table at TwinsFest 2014, which will be held at Target Field from Friday night, January 24 to Sunday, January 26. Members are needed to staff the table, hand out membership information, talk about SABR, and promote the chapter’s Spread of Baseball in Minnesota research project. To learn more about TwinsFest, visit http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/min/fan_forum/twinsfest.jsp.
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MontrealQCQuebec ChapterBill Young, williamyoung@videotron.ca1:30 p.m.Irish Embassy Pub1234 Rue Bishop, Montréal, QC H3G 2E3The meeting is intended to focus primarily on the future of our SABR Quebec Chapter. All are welcome to attend, and we hope our gathering will provide an ideal opportunity for members to exchange freely with one another on how we see our future unfolding.
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NashvilleTNRice-Russell Nashville ChapterSkip Nipper, skipn1@comcast.net11 a.m.12:30 p.m.Shelby Park (Junie McBride Old Timers board room)S. 20th, Nashville, TN 37206Program details will be announced soon. The Old Timers Nashville Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame is displayed at the park.
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New OrleansLASchott-Pelican ChapterS. Derby Gisclair, derbygisclair@cox.net10 a.m.12 p.m.Holiday Inn Westbank275 Whitney Ave., Gretna, LA 70053Program details will be announced soon.
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New YorkNYCasey Stengel ChapterEvelyn Begley, ebegley29@juno.com10 a.m.3 p.m.Adults $25; students $15New York Public Library455 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016The program, moderated by Ernestine Miller, is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature guest speakers: author Jane Leavy (10:55 a.m.), memorabilia appraiser Leila Dunbar (11:45 a.m.), Baseball Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson (1:40 p.m.), and Mets historian John DeSpagna (2:45 p.m.) We'll also have a trivia contest, a baseball raffle and more. Lunch on your own. For advance registration, please contact David Lippman at dhlippman@juno.com. Baseball memorabilia to be donated for the raffles are very welcome!
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PhiladelphiaPAConnie Mack ChapterSeamus Kearney, seamus.kearney@verizon.net10 a.m.3 p.m.$35 per guest (lunch included)Drexel University, Goodwin College Center3001 Market St #100, Philadelphia, PA 19104Guest speakers include Ed Achorn, "The Summer of Beer and Whiskey;" Mike Gimbel, "The RPA formula: 'Moneyball' before Billy Beane." Registration opens at 9 a.m., with lunch from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Make $35 check or money order payable to SABR BASEBALL REUNION and send to Rock Hoffman, 600 Edge Hill Rd, Glenside, PA 19038 by January 22.43
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PhoenixAZFlame Delhi ChapterRodney Johnson, fdelhichpt@aol.com10 a.m.Tempe Diablo Stadium2200 W Alameda Dr, Tempe, AZ 85282The Flame Delhi Chapter welcomes John Dittrich as a special guest speaker. John has spent 40 years in baseball as a minor league owner, general manager, and executive. John also served as the Assistant to the President (Bobby Bragan) in the Texas League and with the National Association of Pro Baseball Leagues. He was also in the Texas Rangers player development department for four years. John is a recent member of the chapter and will be sharing his experiences, insights and reminisces of four decades in the game.23
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PittsburghPAForbes Field ChapterGeorge Skornickel, georgeskornickel@gmail.com9:30 a.m.3:30 p.m.$5 suggested donationPNC Park, Tour Theatre115 Federal St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212We will be meeting at the Pirates Tour Theatre at PNC PARK. Guest speakers include former Pirates pitcher Bob Friend; Bob Recker, the team's batboy from 1959-61; Marty Billson on the Texas Winter League; presentations by Sam Reich, Steve Silverman, and Eliza Marone Richardson. The Pirates are donating the space, coffee, and items for the silent auction. You need to enter the Pirates Office on Federal Street (next to the ticket booths) and get buzzed in. Then proceed to the 4th floor, turn right and go to the end of the hall. Please RSVP to George Skornickel ASAP if you plan to attend.
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RochesterNYLuke Easter ChapterJoe Territo, joeterrito@hotmail.com5 p.m.$25; seating is limited!Red Fedele’s Brook House920 Elmridge Center Dr., Rochester, NY 14626You are invited to the Rochester Baseball Historical Society's Hot Stove Dinner for an evening with Rochester baseball legends Joe Altobelli and Johnny Antonelli. Cost: $25 per person. Cocktail hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. SABR members MUST RSVP to Joe Territo by January 6, 2014. Tickets go on sale to the general public after that date. Also includes raffle prizes, special Presentation by Scott Pitoniak, Q&A with Joe & Johnny, and a Rochester Baseball History Talk by Paul Bielewicz.
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St. LouisMOBob Broeg ChapterNorm Richards, nrichards2@juno.com12 p.m.$35 (or $40 at the door)Mike Shannon's Steak and Seafood620 Market St., St. Louis, MO 63101Join us for the SABR Day Hot Stove Luncheon! Doors open at 11:15, lunch begins at noon. Guest speakers include John Vuch, Cardinals Director of Minor League Operations; former catcher Glenn Brummer; former Yankee and Senator Bud Zipfel; sports writer Art Voellinger; the "Cardinal Cowboy" Carter Rethwisch; and author Dan Gilbert. Cost is $35 in advance, $40 at the door. RSVP with payment by Jan. 23 to Wayne Hebden, #6 Ravenwood Circle, O’Fallon, IL 62269.
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St. PetersburgFLCentral Florida ChapterDavid Larson, tazlarson@aol.com10 a.m.St. Petersburg Museum of History335 2nd Avenue Northeast, St. Petersburg, FLCentral Florida SABR members are invited to an informal meeting on SABR Day at the St. Petersburg Museum of History. Let's tour the Schrader's Little Cooperstown exhibit as a group at 10 a.m. The exhibit has more then 4,600 autographed baseballs and other artifacts. There are storyboards, video screens, and displays of many events and players, including exhibits on the Women's Professional Baseball League, the Negro Leagues, and spring training. You can find more information on the museum at their website: http://www.spmoh.com/visit/exhibits/baseball/
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TorontoONHanlan's Point ChapterAllen Tait, atait4@cogeco.ca1 p.m.4 p.m.Lunch on your ownPauper's Pub539 Bloor Street W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y6Looking forward to our first meeting of the year! Guest speaker is Danny Gallagher, author of "Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos." We'll also have research presentations on Canadian batteries, the Black Sox Scandal, a recap of last year's SABR national convention, and more. We'll also introduce the chapter's new Board, make plans for the rest of the year, and call for additional volunteers to help with chapter business. Please RSVP to Allen Tait if you plan to attend. All baseball fans welcome!
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VictoriaBCNorthwest ChapterMartin Monkman, monkmanmh@yahoo.ca11:30 a.m.John's Place723 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1N8SABR members in Victoria, BC are encouraged to join their fellow members for a SABR Day lunch at John's Place restaurant. The agenda is
baseball!
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WashingtonDCBob Davids ChapterD. Bruce Brown, dbrucebrown@gmail.com9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.$32 SABR members/guests; $16 students; or $35 at the door. (Cost includes luncheon buffet.)Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209Guest speakers at the 40th annual Bob Davids Chapter meeting will include SABR President Vince Gennaro; David W. Smith and Amy Tetlow Smith of Retrosheet; Del Wilber Jr. of the Washington Post; Baltimore Orioles Director of Major League Administration Ned Rice; filmmaker Aviva Kempner; and Mike Gibbons and Shawn Herne from the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum and the Sports Legend Museum at Camden Yards. There will also be trivia questions, research presentations, the always-popular raffle, local baseball authors with their books for sale, vendors, plenty of camaraderie and baseball talk, as well as a delicious lunch buffet. More details will be announced soon. *****RSVP with payment**** Send check to Dave Paulson, 6285 Cardinal Lane, Columbia, MD 21044, no later than January 20, 2014.135
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The SABR Day events below are scheduled for SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014.
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San FranciscoCALefty O'Doul ChapterMarlene Vogelsang, mvogelsang@sbcglobal.net1 p.m.4 p.m.San Francisco Main Library100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA 94102We will be getting together to celebrate the history of women in baseball at the Linedrives and Lipsticks exhibit that will be opening at the San Francisco Main Library that weekend. Be among the first to visit this wonderful exhibit honoring the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and enjoy an afternoon learning more about the many roles that women have played in America’s pastime. We have a special lineup of speakers including Dorothy Mills, Jean Ardell, Leslie Heaphy, Monica Nucciarone, and David Block. Hope to see you there!
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SeattleWANorthwest ChapterRick Solomon, ricksolo@ricksolo.com12 p.m.3 p.m.Safeco Field1250 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134From noon until 3 p.m. on SUNDAY, Jan. 26, we will have our own private suite where Mariners front office personnel and/or coaches, possibly including GM Jack Zduriencik and manager Lloyd McClendon, come to talk to us. More details TBA soon. If you are interested in attending, you must notify Rick Solomon by noon on Monday, Jan. 20. The Northwest Chapter will also have a booth at Mariners FanFest all weekend, so stop by and say hello! For more details on FanFest, visit http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/sea/fan_forum/mariners_fanfest.jsp.
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