September 18th, 2017

Larry Dierker SABR Chapter members and friends:

22 hearty SABR members braved a stormy night in Houston on Monday, September 18 to hear presentations about the July Hall of Fame inductions, SABR 47, and then travel to dozens of minor-league ballparks.

Mike McCroskey started the HOF discussions followed by Tal Smith, Tom Plemons, Gloria Rubac, and Larry Dierker. In a particular Larry's comments were intimate and heart warming as he described being with so many of his contemporaries and being able to travel to Cooperstown with his wife.

Bob Dorrill discussed SABR 47 and talked about some of the highlights from his perspective. SABR 48 will be in Pittsburgh from June 20th to the 24th.

Then Larry Dierker asked if he could make some comments about championships and the difficult decisions the Manager and GM have to make roster and rotation wise, especially if a team clinches the pennant with 13 games to go. So many factors are involved concerning starters, ballparks, playing time, team objectives, lineups, schedules, bullpens, matchups and so forth. Larry with comments by Tal gave us a real behind the scenes Ph.D lesson.

Herb Whalley then took the floor and we went with him on his 6 trips this year to minor league ballparks. He has identified some 199 parks and has been to over 30% so far.

Announcements: There is an exhibition on the campus of SMU this coming Sunday starting at 3:30 PM commemorating the Jackie Robinson Era. Speakers will include Bobby Brown, Eddie Robinson, and Wally Moon with Paul Rogers moderating. The exhibition is free but to attend you must register first. Here is more information: Click Here!

The Houston Babies will play at the Texan Marketing Days at the George Ranch on Saturday, October 21st.

I ran into Opie Otterstad at MMP and he says he still has a few prints left of Marie "Red" Mahoney, Bill Brown, etc. Contact him through his website if interested.

Our next meeting, unless the Astros are playing a home game, is Monday, October 16th.

 

September 18th, 2017
August 19th, 2017
June 19th, 2017
May 17th, 2017
April 17th, 2017
March 20th, 2017
February 20th, 2017
SABR 2017 FanFest
January 16th, 2017
December 19th, 2016
November 21st, 2016
October 17th, 2016
September 19, 2016
August 27, 2016
April 25, 2016
March 21, 2016
February 16, 2016
January 18, 2016
December 7, 2015
November 16, 2015
October 19, 2015
September 21, 2015
August 22, 2015
July 20, 2015
June 22, 2015
May 17, 2015
April 20, 2015
March 16, 2015
February 16, 2015
January 19, 2015
December 8, 2014
November 10, 2014
October 14, 2014
April 14, 2014
February 10, 2014
January 13, 2014
June 10, 2013
January 14, 2013
December 10, 2012
November 11, 2013
October 14, 2013
September 9, 2013
August 24, 2013
June 10, 2013
May 4, 2013
April 8, 2013
March 18, 2013
October 8, 2012
September 17, 2012
March 12, 2012
January 10 , 2012
December 13, 2011
November 8, 2011
October 11, 2011
September 20, 2011
June 21, 2011
May 14, 2011
March 29, 2011
February 24, 2011
January 29, 2011 (SABR Day)
January 14, 2011 (Houston Baseball Dinner)
December 14, 2010
November 9, 2010
October 21, 2010
September 21, 2010
June 8, 2010
May 23, 2010
April 13, 2010
March 9, 2010
January 12, 2010

 

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