The Rogers Hornsby Chapter of SABR held its monthly get-together at Third Base in Austin on August 25, 2009. Six members were in attendance. It was the 33rd consecutive month that the Chapter has held a meeting.
The highlight of the meeting was a very well researched quiz involving nicknames by Dan Walsh. Who knew that Toby Harrah’s real first name was Colbert? With 70 possible correct answers, Bill Gilbert, fresh off the DL, won with 53 1/2 edging out Mike Dillon.
There was some spirited discussion involving the long odds of unassisted triple plays, 4-homer games and perfect games as we watched Joba Chamberlain get lit up by the Texas Rangers.
The next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 at Third Base.