The Rogers Hornsby Chapter of SABR held its monthly get-together at Third Base in Austin on May 18, 2009. Nine members were present.
There was a lot of discussion about the season so far including some unusual plays. Monte Cely presented a well-researched quiz on the St. Louis Browns which was won by Jim Baker (18 of 30) in a close race with Cy Morong (17) and Bill Gilbert (16). Who knew that 1949 AL Rookie of the Year, Roy Sievers of the Browns, went to high school with Monte’s Mom.?
Jan Larson reported on the status of the Chapter web site which should be up and running in the next month.
The next meeting is scheduled for Saturday night, June 20 at Dell Diamond for the game between the Round Rock Express and the New Orleans Zephyrs. Hornsby Chapter member and Express season ticket holder, Chuck Kaufman, is scheduled to throw out the first ball that night. Jan Larson will handle communications and planning for the event.