December 8, 2014
We were happy
to welcome 29 chapter members and friends to
our session on December 8th. Bill Hartman kicked
off the parade of speakers with stories of his
first visits to Buff Stadium and his journalistic
career that followed. Bill is a 30 year member
of the BBWAA and explained his process to determine
who to vote for annually in the Hall of Fame
Paul Cusick and Noel Gonzales
of the Astros scouting department (both former
Ivy leaguers) followed with details on their
work assignments, how they analyze prospects
and what goes on in the "War Room"
before and during the amateur draft.
Mike McCroskey brought with him
two members of the Sugar Land Skeeters front
office, Jackie Holm and Jessica Anderson, to
discuss the upcoming "Hot Stove Baseball
Meeting" set for January 22nd at the Sugars
Land Marriott. Our chapter is helping with the
meeting and more details will be forthcoming.
Stan Curtis updated us on his
contacts with SABR members who are no longer
active and Tom White won Ben Brink's trivia
January will be a very active
month wirth numerous SABR activities:
January 10trh. Rogers Hornsby SABR Chapter Annual
Meeting in San Msrcos.
January 19th. Regular monthly meeting at the
January 22nd. Hot Stove Baseball Dinner at the
Sugar Land Marriott.
January 24th. Houston Astros Fan Fest at Minute