November 9, 2010
Thirty-one SABR members
and friends joined together Tuesday evening
at our new location, the Ragun Cajun Restaurant
to hear our good friend Jimmy Wynn speak of
his long and distinguished major league career.
At the conclusion of the meeting Jimmy autographed
copies of his new book "Toy Cannon".
The response was so good that Bill McCurdy had
to go out to his car and bring in additional
copies to meet the demand.
We welcomed 2 new members to SABR,
Harry McMahon and Charles Harrison, and had
2 more sign up at the meeting, Jimmy Wynn and
There was a straw vote on the
12 candidates eligible for election for the
Hall of Fame in December with the lead vote
getters being Marvin Miller and Billy Martin,
followed by Dave Conception and Tommy John.
Greg Lucas filled us in on the
new television network being put together by
the Astrols and Rockets but said that Fox Sports
would still be a major player in the Houston
area for Rangers baseball and college sports.
Tom White prepared the trivia
contest which was won by Zach Beal. Zach will
now draw up the next trivia quiz.
Jeff Share brought more than 10
door prizes which were much appreciated.
We were pleased to advise that
local chapter member and Hall of Famer Monte
Irvin was invited to San Francisco to throw
out the first pitch of the 2010 World Series.
Our next meeting will be on Tuesday
December 14th at the Ragin Cajun and our special
guest will be former Astros outfielder Kevin
Make your plans to join us. The
food is terrific and the baseball conversaton
is even batter.