October 17th, 2016

Larry Dierker SABR Chapter Members:

On the evening of October 17th our chapter was privileged to honor fellow member and retiring Houston Astros broadcaster, the extraordinary Bill Brown.

Bill has long been an active member of the chapter and a true friend to us all. We are thankful and thrilled that, even in retirement, Bill will continue to participate in our meeting and activities.

Ira Liebman fresh back from the Atlantic League Championship Game in Long Island brought with him the winners trophy for everyone to admire. He then showed us a documentary he had produced" called The Unforgottens". This is the first on many documentaries he hopes to develop.

Next came a humorous 50 year old DVD of Dizzy Dean of being interviewed by Dick Cavott. While it was obvious that Cavott had little knowledge on baseball Dizzy set him straight and took over the interview as only Dizzy could.

Bob Dorrill shared his experience of being in the television booth for Bill Brown's next to last broadcast and the amazing amount of pregame work done by Bill, Alan Ashby, Phil Boudreaux, the producers and cameramen to make the telecast flow so smoothly. A wonderful experience.

Bill McCurdy supplied an oral trivia quiz which was won by Tom White.

Our next meeting will be on Monday November 21st with a presentation by Brian McTaggert of MLB on late developments within major league baseball and his recenlt published book. Cliff Roberson will give his take on the Arizona Fall League and Mike McCroskey has a video to share on Spring Training in the 30's and 40's.

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