2019 SABR Day meetings
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Saturday, January 26 AtlantaGAMagnolia ChapterCraig Brown, craigb59@gmail.com1:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.TBATBA
We are happy to announce an all-star lineup for SABR Day 2019 in Atlanta. Location to be determined soon. SABR Day is a time when the entire chapter can get together, talk about baseball past and present, and in general catch-up with each other. Here is the lineup of those scheduled to speak: Russell Carleton, "The Next Evolution of Baseball Thinking"; Wayland Moore, "Designing the 1974 Braves uniform"; J.P. Caillault, "The Triple Crown Score"; Terry Sloope, "Crackers, Chicks & Crybabies". This should be a great day to talk baseball. We hope that you can join us.
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Saturday, January 12 AustinTXRogers Hornsby ChapterGilbert Martinez, gmartinez46@mac.com9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.Lunch on your own.Register 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 floor250 Old Main Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666
Our meeting will feature a conversation with Rob Neyer. Rob is a pioneer in baseball analysis and writing, having worked for Bill James and STATS Inc. before spending 15 years as a columnist at ESPN. Since then he's worked at SB Nation, FOX Sports, and other outlets. He is currently the commissioner of the West Coast League. He will join us via Skype and will be interviewed by Gilbert Martinez.
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Saturday, January 26 BurlingtonVT
Gardner-Waterman Vermont Chapter
Clayton Trutor, ctrutor@gmail.com4:00 p.m.Dinner on your own.Vermont Pub and Brewery144 College St, Burlington, VT 05401
Our late afternoon meeting time will serve as a pre-game for the Vermont Lake Monsters exciting gathering that evening, "The Winter Warmer." The event will feature ESPN (and Vermont's) Buster Olney, Red Sox radio man Tim Neverett, and Dodgers Player/Personnel Director Galen Carr. Tickets to that event can be had here: https://www.milb.com/vermont/tickets/winterwarmer. At our SABR Day event, we will also have our 3rd SABR-VT trivia contest (Chuck McGill won the first one while Scott Tipson won the second one just a couple of weeks ago), a baseball Veterans committee Hall of Fame Vote, and an opportunity to talk about our baseball research interests and projects. There is ample on-street and public parking (in the form of the College St Parking Garage) within two blocks of the restaurant. VPB offers a wide range of American fare and is Burlington's original brewpub.
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Saturday, January 26 Cherry HillNJGoose Goslin Chapter
Anthony Arot, anthony.arot@gmail.com
9:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.$10 suggested donation to cover the room cost.Cherry Hill Public Library1100 Kings Hwy N, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
The Goose Goslin Chapter will be hosting their SABR Day at the Cherry Hill Public Library from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 26. Our guests will be Pat McFarlane and Michael Czahor from the Phillies Research and Development Department. This will be a discussion and panel style presentation, so come with questions! This will be a great opportunity to get some perspective on analytics and how the Phillies are using them. If you're interested in making a presentation on any baseball topic, please contact Anthony Arot at anthony.arot@gmail.com. All baseball fans are welcome; bring a friend, too!
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Saturday, February 2 ChicagoILEmil Rothe ChapterRich Hansen, rhansen505@aol.comTBAEvanston Public Library1703 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Join us for SABR Day on Saturday, February 2 (one week after the national SABR Day). More details to come, but our guest speakers are expected to include Scott Lindholm on the "Best Teams in Baseball History" and a Trivia Challenge: Chris Kamka vs. Dave Zeaman.
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Saturday, January 26 ColumbusOHHank Gowdy ChapterBlake Sherry, bwsherry1979@gmail.com9:30 a.m.Northwest Library2280 Hard Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
Our second Hot Stove Meeting of the offseason is scheduled for Saturday, January 26, which is SABR Day. Take note it starts at 9:30am, at the Northwest Library in Worthington at 2280 Hard Road, just north of the Sawmill Rd and I-270 intersection. We'll discuss the Baseball Hall of Fame voting, trade talks and rumors, and any other baseball subjects on your mind. Hope to see you there!
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Saturday, January 26 CooperstownNYCliff Kachline ChapterJeff Katz, JKKatz@stny.rr.com1:00 p.m.
Baseball Hall of Fame, Bullpen Theater
25 Main St., Cooperstown, NY 13326
Join us for SABR Day in Cooperstown. Our guest speakers this year are expected to include: Pete Henrici, with an update on his continuing research on Hall of Fame Inductions; John Odell, Hall of Fame curator who will give us a sneak peek of the new Shoebox Treasures baseball cards exhibit slated to open in 2019; Tom Shieber, HOF senior curator and Chadwick Award winner on Babe Ruth in the movies; Jim Gates, HOF librarian on recent library happenings; and a group discussion on the recent Hall of Fame voting results.
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Saturday, January 26 DenverCORocky Mountain ChapterPaul Parker, ptparker777@gmail.com12:00 p.m.Lunch on your own.Blake Street Tavern, Tailgate Room2301 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205
For this year’s SABR Day, the Rocky Mountain Chapter is presenting a Media Panel that will include Thomas Harding, current writer for MLB.com (since 2002) and Colorado Rockies (since 2000), and Patrick Saunders, current Rockies reporter for the Denver Post and former President of the Baseball Writers Association of America. We are currently working on including other panel members too. The panel discussion is to be moderated by Taylor McGregor, current Rockies broadcaster and report for AT&T Sportsnet. Lunch will be served a-la carte starting at 11:30 a.m., with the media panel discussion to begin at 1:30 p.m. We will then conclude our festivities with our traditional “Mass Game of Catch” after the media panel discussion (REGARDLESS OF THE WEATHER!) Don’t forget to bring your ball cap, ball, and glove for the game of catch after “Play Ball” is announced.
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Saturday, January 19 Fort WayneINKekionga Chapter of Fort WayneTim Tassler, timtass@yahoo.com12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.Allen County Public Library, 2nd-floor meeting room900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
The Kekionga Chapter SABR Day meeting will be one week early, Saturday, January 19, 2018 at the downtown Allen County Library in the west end second floor meeting room from noon until 3 PM. Topics of discussion include the Baseball Hall of Fame voting and how scouts look for players differently from in the past. More details TBA soon.
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Saturday, January 26 HobokenNJElysian Fields ChapterDavid Krell, david@davidkrell.com12:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.Hoboken Public Library500 Park Ave, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Come to the Elysian Fields Chapter's SABR Day event and hear from leading authors, historians, and baseball experts. You don’t need to be a chapter member to attend. We’ll kick off the event with a Meet & Greet including a pizza lunch. Then, speakers and panels will share their insights about baseball history and the upcoming season. Our guest speakers are expected to include: an Authors Panel with Ron Kaplan, Lincoln Mitchell, and Howard Megdal; "The Future of Women in Baseball" by Perry Barber; and "The Rise and Fall of Roosevelt Stadium" by David Krell.
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Saturday, January 26 HoustonTXLarry Dierker ChapterBob Dorrill, bdorrill@aol.com11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.Tickets to Astros FanFest can be purchased online at https://www.mlb.com/astros/fans/fanfestMinute Maid Park501 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77002
The Larry Dierker SABR Chapter will celebrate SABR Day on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Minute Maid Park in conjunction with the Houston Astros FanFest from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. We will have a table staffed by our members to promote SABR membership and provide free baseball cards to all who drop by. We will also make available for sale several baseball books written by our people such as "Houston Baseball: The Early Years", "It's Time for Expansion Baseball" and "Breathing Orange Fire". Should have over 10,000 fans in attendance. Hope to see you there! Tickets for FanFest must be purchased online or at the door. Learn more at https://www.mlb.com/astros/fans/fanfest
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Saturday, January 19 LouisvilleKYPee Wee Reese ChapterHarry Rothgerber, caohrothgerber@hotmail.com10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory
800 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Join us for the Pee Wee Reese Chapter's SABR Day. Our guest speakers are expected to include author Doug Wilson on Ernie Banks, Cory Ritterbusch and Glen Sparks on Pee Wee Reese, and Harry Rothgerber on the history of the SABR Louisville chapter. In addition, there will also be door prizes and a trivia contest authored by local SABR member Dr. Jack Sullivan with cash prizes going to the winner and runner-up. Hope to see you there!
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Saturday, January 26 New YorkNYCasey Stengel ChapterEvelyn Begley, ebegley2@gmail.com10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.$35 check must be payable to "New York City Regional Committee SABR."Registration with David Lippman kiwiwriter47@gmail.com must be completed by January 20, 2019.Celeste Auditorium, New York City Public Library476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018
Join us for SABR Day in 2019! Guest speakers and panelists will be announced soon. Attendees are encouraged to use the 42nd Street side entrance. That will be the only entrance open for our early arrivals --- the library doesn't open to the general public until 10 am, so please enter through 42nd Street, not on the Fifth Avenue side, before 10 am. Damian Begley will be at the 42nd Street entrance to greet you and make sure you go in the right direction where our meeting will be. Remember, you CAN show up even without registering for early entry. Our program begins at 10 am. Of course, if you arrive after 10 am, with the general public, then you can enter on Fifth. Details will be available sooon at http://sabrnyc.org.
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Saturday, January 26 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 Field333 Plymouth Ave N, Rochester, NY 14608
Our featured guest for the 6th annual Hot Stove Dinner is longtime Red Wings organist Fred Costello. 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.
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Saturday, January 26 San DiegoCATed Williams ChapterTom Larwin, lar.11@cox.net9:30 a.m.North University Library8820 Judicial Dr, San Diego, CA 92122
Save the date for our upcoming Ted Williams Chapter meeting! More details will be posted as we get closer to the program date.
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Saturday, February 2 St. LouisMOBob Broeg ChapterRick Zucker, rzucker12@gmail.com11:30 a.m.$40 per person ($50 at the door)Reservations can be made with Mark Stangl (mwsbaseballdude@yahoo.com), 11683 Chandellay Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146.Favazza's on The Hill5201 Southwest Ave, St. Louis, MO 63139
Our annual Hot Stove Meeting will be January 26 at Favazza's on The Hill. 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 Mark Stangl (mwsbaseballdude@yahoo.com). The cost this year is $40/person — this event is a bargain at that price! Special guests will be Brad Thompson, former Cardinals and Royals pitcher and now ESPN radio host; Marty Maier, Cincinnati Reds assistant to the GM; and Benjamin Hochman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist. Hope to see you there!
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Saturday, January 26 TorontoONHanlan's Point Chapter
Barry Naymark, barrynaymark@yahoo.ca
10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Seneca College, Newnham Campus
1750 Finch Ave E, North York, ON M2J 2X5, Canada
In collaboration with the 41st anniversary of Seneca College's Baseball for Spring Training Class, we'll celebrate SABR Day. More details will be announced soon.
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Saturday, January 26 WashingtonDCBob Davids ChapterDavid Raglin, darags@ymail.com9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m.$39 for SABR members and guests; $19 for ages 15 and under. ($45 at the door.) Please pay via PayPal online to sabrdavids@aol.com or send check/money order payable to "SABR" to: Dave Paulson, Bob Davids Chapter Treasurer, 5400 Vantage Point Rd. #801, Columbia, MD 21044.Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge
1900 N. Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209
The 48th annual meeting of the Bob Davids Chapter will have some terrific guest speakers from around baseball, including:
* Aviva Kempner, who will talk about her upcoming Moe Berg documentary, including a 20 minute preview
* Jimmy Williams, Assistant Baseball Coach of the Prince George's Community College team, AAA player for the Orioles and Dodgers, played two seasons in Japan for the Chunichi Dragons
* Dave Paulson, who will do a research presentation on "Baseball and U.S. Postage Stamps"
* Jimmy Asel, who will do a research presentation on "Inherited Runners"
* Sydney Bergman, who will do a research presentation based on her Fangraphs piece, "Umpires Disproportionately Eject Non-White Players"
* Come mingle with SABR friends, old and new, on Saturday, January 26! All baseball fans are welcome to attend.
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