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AlbuquerqueNMRio Grande ChapterGary Herron, gherron@rrobserver.com1 p.m.Isotopes Park1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106Guest speakers include former minor league infielder Mike Foote and Richard Arndt, once the owner of Henry Aaron’s 755th home run ball.18
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AustinTXRogers Hornsby ChapterJan Larson, jan.a.larson@gmail.com12 p.m.Lunch is on your own.Romano's Macaroni Grill9828 Great Hills Trail, Austin, TX 78759We will be taking a break from barbeque when the Hornsby Chapter celebrates SABR Day, Saturday, January 26, with a lunch meeting. Please RSVP to Jan Larson, jan.a.larson@gmail.com, so we can reserve a table of sufficient capacity.
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BostonMABoston ChapterJoanne Hulbert, jhulbert@earthlink.net1:30 p.m.Bleacher Bar82A Lansdowne St., Boston, MA 02215The SABR Day event in Boston on Saturday, January 26, will be held at the Bleacher Bar, Landsowne Street, located underneath the bleachers at Fenway Park, at 1:30 PM. We will be primarily discussing the newly published book, Francona. Already there's a lot of buzz in the media, and we will create some buzz of our own. Come by for lunch, or just to talk about the book. There's copies available at the Barnes & Noble at Kenmore Square, but I hear copies are flying off the shelves. If you are unlucky and cannot find a copy, bring along a story or an interest you are following. The gathering is open to all, and the weather looks like it will cooperate, and although these past few days have been bitterly cold here - no walking tour this year! - the snow is predicted to be light and ought not interfere with our event.10
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CharlotteNCCharlotte ChapterMark Dugo, claydad96@aol.comn/aSorry, this meeting has been canceled. Please contact Mark Dugo for details on future meetings.x
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ColumbusOHHank Gowdy Columbus ChapterRick Huhn, rhuhn@earthlink.net9 a.m.3 p.m.Columbus Library: Karl Road BranchColumbus Library: Karl Road Branch, 5590 Karl Road, Columbus, OH 43229The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., break for lunch around noon, and end at 3 p.m. Our guest speaker Jonathan Knight is an author and sportswriter who has written a number of books about Cleveland's professional sports teams. His intriguing book "Summer of Shadows" takes readers back to Cleveland in the summer of 1954 when the Indians won the AL pennant and Dr. Sam Sheppard was on trial for the murder of his young wife. Our member presenters and their topics include: Sam Pathy (The 60 Longest Home Runs Hit at Wrigley Field); Jim Tootle (Hank Gowdy:  Legendary Major Leaguer from Columbus); Ernie Walther (The 1955 World Series in Fact and Strat-o-Matic); Chris Gallutia (Genealogical Resources in Baseball Research); Jeff Cranston (J. Lee Richmond and Baseball's First Perfect Game). In addition to the speakers we will have a trivia contest prepared by John Lewis and a raffle of books donated to us from the extensive collection of the late Bob McConnell, a founding member of SABR.25
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CooperstownNYCliff Kachline ChapterJeff Katz, JKKatz@stny.rr.com1 p.m.National Baseball Hall of Fame, Bullpen Theater25 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in the Bullpen Theater. Jim Gates, Pete Henrici, Bruce Markusen and Tom Shieber are lined up for presentations. We'll also talk about the Hall of Fame vote in a group discussion.21
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DenverCORocky Mountain ChapterMatt Repplinger, denverbrowns@gmail.com10 a.m.Highland Tap & Burger2219 West 32nd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211Don't miss our upcoming Umpire Panel at Highland Tap and Burger on Saturday, January 26. SABR Day begins at 10 a.m.! 9 a.m.: Chapter Board Meeting (open to public); 10 a.m.: Chapter business; Horsehide Trivia (prize awarded); Treasurer's Report; 10:20 a.m.: Mark Tyliki's HOF Baseball Card Collection; 11 a.m.: Horsehide Trivia (prize awarded); 11:10 a.m.: Rockies 2013 Prediction Contest; 11:20 a.m.: Umpires Panel featuring 20-year American Legaue Umpire Jim Evans, current MLB Umpire Chris Guccione and Cory Blaser, moderated by Marc Stout of Rockies Weekly. 12:20 p.m.: Final Horsehide Triva (prize awarded); 12:30 p.m.: Traditional en masse game of catch regardless of the weather! BRING YOUR MITT!47
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Des MoinesIAField of Dreams ChapterTim Rask, tim.rask@mchsi.com1 p.m.4:30 p.m.Confluence Brewery1235 Thomas Beck Road, Des Moines, IA 50315We'll have an informal gathering at Confluence Brewery in Des Moines that afternoon. Nothing fancy (unless anyone has any research they'd like to present). Just a good excuse for a hot stove meeting and plan the summer outing. The tap room does not serve food, but there is a pizza place close by that delivers (and has been recommended by the staff) if we decide to grab a bite, too.11
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Fort LauderdaleFLSouth Florida ChapterSam Zygner, sflasabr@hotmail.com12 p.m.$5 (includes ticket)Fort Lauderdale Stadium1301 NW 55th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309For the third consecutive year, we'll hold our SABR Day gathering at the Joe DiMaggio's Memorial Classic Legends Game, with 50+ players and celebrities scheduled. Tickets are $5 and must be RSVP'd to sflasabr@hotmail.com before January 22. Game begins at 1 p.m.10
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HoustonTXLarry Dierker ChapterBob Dorrill, bdorrill@aol.com1 p.m.4 p.m.Home Plate Bar & Grill1800 Texas Street #300, Houston, TX 77033Our Houston SABR meeting will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013, from 1-4 PM, at the Home Plate Bar & Grill on Texas Avenue, just across the street from Minute Maid Park. We hope everyone will make an effort to join us that day. We will have a private room and some plan for book exchanges and maybe even a DVD presentation – and that’s all to the good of the delicious ballpark food and drinks that are available at “HP.”34
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IndianapolisINOscar Charleston ChapterTrey Strecker, tstrecker@bsu.edu12 p.m.No cost, but lunch is on your own.The Rathskeller401 East Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46204We will discuss Tom Clavin and Danny Peary's book, "Gil Hodges", and Pete Cava and Dan O'Brien will give a talk about Hodges's Hall of Fame case. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by emailing Trey Strecker (tstrecker@bsu.edu), so we can give the restaurant a head count. 26
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Kansas CityMOMonarchs ChapterRoger Erickson, rpe@kc.rr.com1 p.m.4 p.m.Trailside Center9901 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131Speakers will include Michael Round, who will talk about the relationship between pitching and hitting in developing a great team; Marcus Meade, writer at Kings of Kauffman, a blog on the Kansas City Royals; and Bob Meyer, who grew up in the Dubuque County town of Balltown and has just published, “Small Town Baseball…Big League Dreams” about semi-pro baseball in Iowa.20
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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. Featured speakers will include MLB.com Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat along with Lou Olson, senior writer for the Milwaukee Brewers blog Reviewing the Brew.44
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Little RockARBrooks Robinson-George Kell ChapterMadison McEntire, madcris@sbcglobal.net1 p.m.5 p.m.Office of Martin-Wilbourn Partners, near Rebsamen Park and the Arkansas River.
100 Morgan Keegan Drive, Suite 305, Little Rock, AR 72202Our guest speaker will be Brent Gambill.  Brent was one of the founding members of the Robinson-Kell chapter before moving away from Arkansas for several years before recently moving back. He was instrumental in founding and building SiriusXM Sports social media team and building marketing programs to help media and content companies expand their brands and audiences via digital and social media channels. He also worked closely with Major League Baseball, its affiliates and advertisers to successfully establish new initiatives in the new media space. Prior to SiriusXM, he worked with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has some great behind-the-scenes baseball stories and memories to share from his travels to the World Series, spring trianing and winter meetings. I have one presentation scheduled and have time for another one if you are interested in giving one. And we will have a trivia contest as always.11
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Los AngelesCAAllan Roth ChapterBarry Mednick, bmednick@adelphia.net10 a.m.3 p.m.La Habra Library221 East La Habra Boulevard, La Habra CA 90631Ed Hart, former general manager of the Fullerton Flyers, will discuss his experiences running an independent minor league team. Ed will be speaking in the morning. Please advise Barry Mednick (bmednick@adelphia.net) if you wish to make a research presentation. We will also auction off part of the McConnell collection. The late Bob McConnell had an extensive baseball library; thanks to the Bob Davids chapter, we are able to help recirculate these treasures. If you did not get a chance to present your baseball artifacts at our November meeting, feel free to bring items for show this time. As always, beverages will be provided; bring your own lunch. 24
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LouisvilleKYPee Wee Reese ChapterHarry Rothgerber, caohrothgerber@hotmail.com10 a.m.Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory800 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202The Pee Wee Reese SABR Chapter will host a regional gathering at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 26. We are pleased to announce that our main Guest Speaker will be Dan McDonnell, one of the most outstanding college coaches in the country and Head Coach of the highly ranked University of Louisville baseball team. McDonnell will be on a tight schedule and in uniform since the Cardinals will be scrimmaging that morning. As soon as he arrives around 10:15 or 10:30, we will introduce him. Feel free to bring a friend. This year, we'll have a great collection of interesting older baseball books (from the Lutz collection) among the many Door Prize items. Also, Treasurer Bud Thieman and Harry Rothgerber will announce some excellent news for the Chapter. We also look forward to the reports from members who attended the Barry Larkin induction in Cooperstown last summer.
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MiddletownCTConnecticut Smoky Joe Wood ChapterSteve Krevisky, skrevisky@mxcc.commnet.edu12 p.m.4 p.m.Middlesex Community CollegeStudent Lounge at Founders Hall, Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT 06457My school is near Exit 11 on Route 9, and I can send more specific directions. We could meet from 12 to 4, in our Student Lounge in
Founders Hall. I suggest a Hall of Fame symposium, since we will know the results of the HOF voting by then. Be prepared to argue for the
players of your choice. You might also want to bring your lunch.
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MontpelierVTGardner-Waterman Vermont ChapterTom Simon, tps@mc-fitz.com5:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.$40 adults; $20 childrenCapitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center100 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602The Vermont Mountaineers are holding their annual Hot Stove Banquet on Saturday, January 26, which just happens to be SABR Day, and the special guest is none other than ESPN's Buster Olney.  We hope you will consider joining us. Please email Tom Simon at tps@mc-fitz.com if you would like to reserve a spot at one of our tables. More information is available at http://www.thevermontmountaineers.com.12
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MontrealQCQuebec ChapterBill Young, williamyoung@videotron.ca2 p.m.Irish Embassy Pub1234 Bishop Street, Montreal, QC H3G 2E3Our guest will be Andre Pratt. He has been involved with baseball in Quebec for more than 50 years as a player, coach, manager and scout, etc. He has witnessed the evolution of the Provincial League over the years, and was the first Quebec scout hired by the Expos in 1969, for whom he gave training camps for youngsters. He played in the Class C Provincial League, with Quebec (1954) and Trois-Rivieres (1955). The agenda for our January 26 meeting will also include a brief presentation by Norm King on the SABR BioProject. 8
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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 70053The Schott-Pelican Chapter of SABR will hold its next meeting from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at the Holiday Inn West Bank Tower on 275 Whitney Avenue in Gretna, Louisiana.
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New YorkNYCasey Stengel ChapterEvelyn Begley, ebegley29@juno.com, or David Lippman, dhlippman@juno.com10 a.m.3 p.m.$25New York Public Library, 6th floor
455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th Street), New York, NY 10016Here's the lineup for SABR Day in NYC: Tony Morante, “New York Base Ball and Tammany Hall”; Vince Gennaro, “Which Hitters Are Successful Against Top Pitching and Who Thrives on Weak Pitching?”; T. J. Quinn, “How Do We Get Out Of This Mess? Making sense of steroids, the Hall of Fame, and baseball’s legacy”; Marty Appel, “Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the  Babe to After the Boss”; Stan Teitelbaum, "How Sports Writers Influence the Image of Major Leaguers: From DiMaggio, Williams and Campanella to Rocker, McGwire and Bonds". The cost to reimburse fees for the day is $25. For payment in advance, contact David Lippman, at dhlippman@juno.com, or pay at the door (6th floor). Either way, bring a young friend! More information at nyc.sabr.org. Thank you! ... Afterward, join us at the Baseball Prospectus SABR Day Post-Party from 4-6 p.m. at Foley's, 18 W. 33rd Street. Enjoy free pizza and drinks, and talk more baseball!
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OaklandCALefty O'Doul Chapter, Sacramento ChapterMarlene Vogelsang, mvogelsang@sbcglobal.net, or John Moist, johnmoist@comcast.net10 a.m.2 p.m.$20 includes lunch and 1 raffle ticket. Please RSVP and mail your check by January 22 to Pete MacPhail, Box 7653, Fremont, CA 94537.Red Lion Hotel150 Hegenberger Road, Oakland, CA 94621 (near Oakland Int'l Airport)For SABR Day 2013, we're moving to Oakland this year and plans are well under way. We’ll celebrate SABR and learn more about plans for the upcoming year. We’ll talk baseball and enjoy a sandwich lunch buffet and our traditional raffle.  We may have a surprise guest or two join us also. Our speaker will be a well known local and national writer. This will be a day to remember. We have chosen to focus on chapter research at this meeting and will be asking YOU to consider presenting a brief update on your work and your research process. Please contact Marlene Vogelsang if you have any interest in making a presentation.35
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PhiladelphiaPAConnie Mack ChapterSeamus Kearney, seamus.kearney@verizon.net, or Dick Rosen, dickrosen@comcast.net9 a.m.$40Drexel University's Peck Alumni CenterMarket St. and S. 32nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19104Our keynote speaker will be Dick Armstrong, an executive with Connie Mack's A's. Robin Roberts Jr., the son of the Hall of Famer, will speak to us as will Brett Mandel, the author of the books: "Minor Players, Major Dreams" and "Is This Heaven? The Magic of Field of Dreams." The cost for our event is $40 per person and you don't have to be a SABR member to attend so bring guests! Please make a check out to SABR Baseball Reunion and send it to: Rock Hoffman, 600 Edge Hill Rd, Glenside, PA 19038.27
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PhoenixAZFlame Delhi ChapterRodney Johnson, FDelhiChpt@aol.com10 a.m.Tempe Diablo Stadium press box2200 West Alameda Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and last until about 1 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public. The agenda includes: a hot stove panel featuring MLB.com writers Barry Bloom and Bernie Pleskoff, and KNBR (San Francisco) radio host Marty Lurie; a commemoration of 20 years of SABR in Arizona; the first chapter meeting was held at an Arizona Fall League game on November 8, 1992; our annual book sale. If you have a research presentation, a good baseball story or would otherwise like to address the group, contact Rodney Johnson.28
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PoncePROrlando Cepeda ChapterLuis Machuca, otvip@hotmail.com1 p.m.Francisco Pancho Coimbre Museum21-31 Calle Lolita Tizol, Ponce, PR 00730Our theme for SABR Day will be "The Rescue of our Sporting Memories". Our guest speakers will include Carlos Uriarte, a well-known sports writer; Jose "Cheo" Carrasquillo, a regional sports radio personality; and Hector Ortiz, curator of the Pancho Coimbre Museum and Ponce Sports Hall of Fame. We also expect to have among the guests some former PR major leaguers & PR pro baseball league players to be confirmed soon.35
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PittsburghPAForbes Field ChapterBob Sproule, rfsmms@verizon.net9 a.m.2:30 p.m.PNC Park, Tour Theater115 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212Join us on SABR Day. Presentations by Dennis and Jeanne DeValeria, Joe Guzzardi, Rob Ruck, George Skornickel, Jim O'Brien, Ted Knorr and Paul Adomites. Coffee will be provided by the Pirates prior to the meeting. You will be on your own for lunch, but there are any number of places to eat in the PNC Park vicinity. RSVP to georgeskornickel@gmail.com.
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SeattleWANorthwest ChapterJohn Henshell, johnhenshell@comcast.net12 p.m.3 p.m.$0, but please RSVP to Rick Solomon at ricksolo@integraonline.com in advance.Safeco Field1250 1st Ave S, Seattle WA 98134In conjunction with the Mariners' FanFest weekend, the chapter meeting will be held at Safeco Field with speakers from the Mariners organization. FanFest runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, and the chapter will have a booth at FanFest both days. The cost is free, but please RSVP to Rick Solomon at ricksolo@integraonline.com in advance.40includes 5 at Victoria, BC meetup
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St. LouisMOBob Broeg St. Louis ChapterNorm Richards, nrichards2@juno.com, or Jim Rygelski, jamesryg@att.net11:30 a.m.$35. Make checks payable to Bob Broeg Chapter/SABR and send to: Fred Heger, 9388 White Avenue, Brentwood, Mo. 63144.Mike Shannon's Steaks and Seafood620 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63101Doors open at 11:30am, with a ballpark-style buffet lunch starting at noon. Guest speakers include ex-MLBer Frank Baumann, longtime college coach Ric Lessmann, Cardinals farm director John Vuch and St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Joe Strauss. The program will include research presentations by SABR members, open baseball discussions, and a trivia quiz with prizes. Tickets are $35. Make checks payable to Bob Broeg Chapter/SABR and send to: Fred Heger, 9388 White Avenue, Brentwood, Mo. 63144.44
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TallahasseeFLBuck O'Neil/North Florida ChapterMatthew Keelean, mattkeelean@yahoo.com1 p.m.Fourth Quarter Sports Bar2033 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303We'll have a panel discussion featuring three veterans of the Tallahassee Capitals, Emery Maddox, Larry Roberts and Earl Demnard, talk about their experiences playing at Centennial Field in downtown Tallahassee and across the Georgia-Florida D League. Mr. Maddox also is an alum of the Florida State baseball program, having played for the program in its infancy after WW II. Following that, Wes Singletary will present on John Henry "Pop" Lloyd. Wes will draw extensively from the research he conducted for his biography on "Pop Lloyd, The Right Time, John Henry "Pop" Lloyd and Black Baseball" (McFarland & Co. 2011). We'll likely also talk a little chapter business and have a trivia contest of some kind, courtesy of Chapter member Rick Swaine.
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ToledoOHBresnahan-Mudhens Chapter, Don Lund Chapter, Wally Pipp Chapter, Detroit ChapterGary Gillette, ggillette@247baseball.com1 p.m. (optional lunch at 11:30 a.m.)Sylvania branch of Toledo-Lucas Public Library6749 Monroe St., Sylvania, OHThe day will begin with an optional lunch at Tony Packo's Café, 5827 Monroe St., at 11:30 a.m. (RSVP not required.) The lineup for the day: Trivia quiz (prepared by Peter Morris); book fair; San Francisco Giants advance scout Brian Johnson will speak at 1:30, followed by Q&A; Dave Fleitz will speak at 3:00 about his upcoming book on Nap Lajoie, followed by Q&A; John Husman, Mud Hens historian, will speak at 4:00; chapter announcements; general comments; adjournment at 5:30 or earlier. As always, there is no admission charge. All are welcome, including non-members … so bring a friend or family member.36
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TorontoONHanlan's Point ChapterMaxwell Kates, bus79@sympatico.ca7 p.m.10 p.m.Bull and Firkin Pub1835 Yonge Street, Toronto, OHHot Stove Baseball Discussion; "Montreal Expos Matchbooks Part II" with David Matchett. To RSVP, please e-mail Maxwell Kates at BUS79@sympatico.ca.
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The SABR Day events below are scheduled for SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2013.
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MinneapolisMNHalsey Hall ChapterVisit the chapter website at HalseyHall.org7 p.m.Davanni's1905 Perimeter Drive, Roseville, MN 55113The event will include guest speakers, a trivia quiz by Howard Luloff and a Dead or Alive? quiz. All baseball fans are welcome to attend.
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San DiegoCATed Williams ChapterDan Boyle, dboyle34@pacbell.net, or Tom Larwin, Lar.11@cox.net12 p.m.2:30 p.m.Parking free; museum admission free for SABR members that daySan Diego Hall of Champions2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101Featured speaker: Roland “Rollie” Hemond, long-time baseball executive (Angels, Orioles, White Sox, Diamondbacks); recipient of Baseball Hall of Fame’s Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award; President of the Association of Professional Baseball Players of America (APBPA); the annual Roland Hemond Award was instituted by SABR for his contributions to scouting with Hemond selected as its first recipient. There will also be a Q&A format. If you have any questions that you would like to have asked of Rollie jot them down and forward them to Andy Strasberg via email at apstras@aol.com (note: place “Hemond in subject line) no later than January 28th.
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WashingtonDCBob Davids ChapterD. Bruce Brown, dbrucebrown@gmail.com9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.$31 members/guests, $16 students. Includes lunch buffet.Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209Guest speakers at the 39th annual Bob Davids Chapter meeting will include: Tim Kurkjian, ESPN baseball analyst; Sean Forman, founder of Baseball-Reference.com; Tim Wendel, author of Summer of '68; research presentations by Paul Haas and Bill Hickman, and more. 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. Please send payment by Jan. 23 to chapter treasurer Dave Paulson, 6285 Cardinal Lane, Columbia, MD 21044-3801. For receipt of application confirmation, please either include a SASE, or email David at d2244p@yahoo.com.170
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