“SABR DAY” TO BE CELEBRATED ACROSS NORTH AMERICA ON JANUARY 30 – sabr.org

For Immediate Release
January 11, 2010

Contact: Susan Petrone
Society for American Baseball Research
spetrone@sabr.org
800.969.7227
http://www.sabr.org

“SABR DAY” TO BE CELEBRATED ACROSS NORTH AMERICA ON JANUARY 30

On Saturday, January 30, 2010, members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) will come together to celebrate SABR and all things baseball. Chapters and members across the US and Canada will gather for everything from Hot Stove discussions to research presentations to guest talks by former players to a Dice Base Ball Tournament (scheduled to be played outside in Vermont).

SABR has 55 chapters in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, and Japan. Approximately 10% of the membership attends SABR’s national convention each year, making local chapters a key part of the nationwide (and worldwide) community of baseball fans who make up the heart of SABR. SABR Day is an alternative to gathering members in one place by having as many members as possible come together on the same day—regardless of where they live. And every SABR Day gathering is open to all baseball fans; SABR membership is not required.

The Society for American Baseball Research is an international, member-driven nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster the research, preservation, and dissemination of the history and record of baseball. More information is available on SABR’s website at: http://www.sabr.org.

A sampling of scheduled events and locations is below. The full list of chapter and member events is available at: http://www.sabr.org. All times are local times on January 30, 2010.

All times are local times on January 30, 2010

Allan Roth Chapter (CA)

Time: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Buena Park Red Roof Inn, 7121 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA
Contact: Stephen Roney (sroney@acm.org)
Bob Broeg Chapter (MO)

Time: 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Mike Shannon’s Restaurant, 620 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63101 (across from Busch Stadium)
Contact: Jim Rygelski (jamesryg@att.net)
Bob Davids Chapter (VA)

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m
Location: Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge 1900 North Fort Myer Drive Arlington, VA 22209-1602
Contact: Bruce Brown (dbrucebrown@verizon.net)
Agenda: Guests include former Orioles pitcher Scott McGregor, member Dave
Smith, and Nationals blogger Mike Henderson. Also research
presentations from members
Boston Chapter (MA)

Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: McGreevy’s, 911 Boylston St., Boston
Contact: Joanne Hulbert
Agenda: dinner and post-dinner baseball chat
Charlotte Chapter (NC)

Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Villa Francesca, 321 North Caldwell Street, Charlotte, NC 704/333-3447
Contact: Mark Dugo
Agenda: gets together for a presentation by Brett Friedlander, author of “Chasing Moonlight: The True Story of Field of Dream’s Doc Graham.”
Field of Dreams Chapter (IA)

Time: 2:00
Location: Howard Hall, Drake University campus (corner of Carpenter and 25th), Des Moines, IA
Contact: Tim Rask
Halsey Hall Chapter (MN)

Time: 7:00
Location: 608 Grand Ave, St. Paul
Contact: Howard Luloff
Agenda: Informal gathering, discussion, viewing of DVD of Twins 1961 season
Ken Kelter Chapter (WI)

Time: TBA
Location: Milwaukee, WI (TBA)
Contact: Rick Schabowski
Lefty O’Doul & Sacramento Chapters (CA)

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Armadillo Willy’s, 4480 Tassajara Rd., Dublin, CA
Contact: Paul Hirsch
Agenda: Trivia contest, update from board member, research presentations
Michigan Joint Meeting
(Detroit, Don Lund (Ann Arbor), & Wally Pipp (Holland)

Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Michigan Historical Museum, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI
Contact: Gary Gillette
Agenda: Optional lunch (Clara’s Lansing Station, 637 E. Michigan Ave at 11:45 a.m.), trivia, research presentation, tour of museum, optional dinner/drinks (Michigan Brewing Co. PUb, 402 Washington Square S, 4:15 p.m.)
Monarchs Chapter (MO)

Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Trailside Center, 9901 Holmes, Kansas City, MO
Contact: Roger Erickson

Northwest SABR Chapter (WA)

Time: 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Mariner’s FanFest, Seattle, WA
Contact: Tim Herlich
Pee Wee Reese Chapter (KY)

Time: TBA
Location: Louisville Slugger Museum, 800 West Main St., Louisville, KY
Contact: Harry Rothgerber
Quebec Chapter (QB)

Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: La Cage aux Sports restaurant, 1437 REne-LEvesque Blvd W, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Contact: Patrick Capentier
Agenda: Research presentations, Hot Stove discussion
Rocky Mountain SABR Chapter (CO)

Time: TBA
Location: Denver, CO (TBA)
Contact: Paul Parker
Agenda: Hot Stove, research presentation, point-counterpoint debate on instant replay in baseball, trivia contest, silent auction
Smoky Joe Wood Chapter (CT)

Time: TBA
Location: TBA
Contact: Joe Williams
Ted Williams Chapter (CA)

Time: TBA
Location: Petco Park, San Diego, CA
Contact: Dan Boyle
Utica-Cooperstown Chapter (NY)

Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
Contact: Richard Hunt
Upper Valley Meetup (Lebanon NH)

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Salt Hill tavern on the west side of the Lebanon, NH green
Contact: F.X. Flinn
Agenda: Guest speaker Jim Beattie, former pitcher for Yankees and Mariners, former GM of Expos and Orioles
Vermont Chapter (Burlington)

Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Church Street, Burlington, VT (TBA)
Contact: Tom Simon
Agenda: Dice Base Ball tournament (outside, weather permitting)
Vermont Chapter (White River Junction)

Time: 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
Contact: F.X. Flinn
Agenda: Guest speaker Jim Beattie, former pitcher for Yankees and Mariners, former GM of Expos and Orioles

For a full list of SABR chapters click, here.

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