Eight members assembled at Third Base in Austin for the November meeting of the Rogers Hornsby chapter. Monte Cely presented Jan Larson with a major award for winning Monte’s annual Cy Young prediction contest.
Michael Bass had prepared a trivia quiz on the decade of the 1960s. Unfortunately a conflict prevented Michael from presenting the quiz but he did leave the answers in a hermetically sealed envelope with Tom Wancho who handled administration duties. Dan Walsh edged Jim Baker for the win by a score of 13-12 with the other contestants relegated to also-ran status.
Tom Wancho also served in an administrative capacity as the members conducted a vote on the upcoming Hall of Fame managers/umpires and executive candidates. Applying the same standards as the Hall of Fame, specifically requiring 75% of the votes cast for an individual to be elected, the chapter elected only one candidate – Marvin Miller, former executive director of the Major League Players Association.
The planning committee for the Hornsby Chapter Winter Meeting put together a preliminary agenda for that meeting which will be held on January 16. Details will be finalized at a later date.
Discussion centered on the recently completed post-season and the traditional off-season "hot stove" topics.
The next monthly meeting was scheduled for Thursday, December 17 also at Third Base.