Chapter Newsletter

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Play ball with us by sending in articles for future newsletters! Give your fellow chapter members, and other SABR’ites, solid hits of wisdom, wonderment, and wit in an article of your choice that relates to baseball, especially Houston baseball.

Rookies are welcome; our cracker-jack editors will tone up your prose into major league quality. Just send your articles, from 200 to 1000 words, to umpire/editor Tony Cavender at

Start writing your opening pitch and join the lineup!

This edition of the newsletter features outstanding articles about the Houston Astros Hall of Fame, the chapter’s vintage baseball team the Houston Babies, a recap of the 2021 Astros season, a tribute to Eddie Robinson, an article about longtime Astros announcer and chapter member Bill Brown, and finally an outstanding article about recently retired record-breaking umpire Joe West.

Thank you to chapter president Bob Dorrill, and chapter members Scott McCay. Tony Cavender, Brian Lepley, Bob Copus, and Fred Rogers for contributing to the newsletter!

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