Chapter President Bob Dorrill

Please see below for a list of chapter officers and contacts. Please contact any of us if you are interested in finding out more information about our chapter.  

No matter what team you cheer for, we would love for you to join us!

Welcome to the Larry Dierker SABR Chapter website. Our chapter currently has 150 active members and we welcome those who wish to join us. We meet once a month on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. Recently our meeting have been via Zoom but we look forward to getting back together in person as soon as conditions allow. When we meet in person we gather at the Spaghetti Western Restaurant at 1608 Shepherd Drive just south of I-10.

Our members include former Astro Players, baseball executives, broadcasters, historians and many others who are just great baseball fans. Typically we have speakers from all aspects of baseball ranging from Baseball Hall of Famers, nationally known authors to bat boys. We have special projects including providing markers of former local baseball parks, writing a quarterly newsletter and of course attending both Astros major league and minor league games. We also hosted SABR 44, an international five day SABR convention here in Houston where we spent most of one day at Minute Maid Park hearing from players and executives.

We encourage all members to share their particular interest in baseball with our group. More than a few have written and published books on the subject. For example twelve chapter members, over a three year period, researched and collectively wrote a history on Houston baseball titled “Houston Baseball -The Early Years – 1861-1961.”

To join SABR go to for details. Come join us. You’ll be glad you did.

Bob Dorrill 

The Houston/Larry Dierker Chapter serves the Houston, Texas, area.

The Houston/Larry Dierker Chapter meets monthly, usually on the third Monday of the month (unless the Astros have a home game that date), at the Spaghetti Western restaurant on Shepherd, a few blocks south of I-10, the Katy Freeway. Occasionally, meetings are held at Minute Maid Park. For details on the next chapter meeting, contact a chapter leader below.

SABR chapter meetings are open to all baseball fans, so freel free to come … and bring a friend! For details on the next chapter meeting, see our Events calendar at


Bob Dorrill (Chair)

Joe Thompson (Vice President / Social Media)

Bob McCann (Vice President)

Tom Plemons (Vice President)

Marsha Franty (Recording Secretary)

Chris Chestnut (Membership)

Mike McCroskey (Special Projects)

Bob Dorrill (Vintage Baseball)