2011 Winter Meeting


Society for American Baseball Research
10am – 4pm
10:00 – 10:20am – Register (plus make your lunch selection); Meet and Greet
10:20 – 10:30am –  Welcome & Logistics – Gilbert Martinez
10:30 – 11:00am – Icebreaker and Baseball Quiz – Norman Macht
11:00 – 12:15pm – Houston Astros Broadcaster Bill Brown
12:15 – 12:45pm – Lunch & Mingle
12:45 – 1:00pm – Memorabilia Discussion (see below)
1:00 – 1:25pm – Mike Capps – 2011 Round Rock Express Preview
1:25 – 1:50pm – Steve Fall – The Expanded Post-season and its Impact on True Champions
1:50 – 2:15pm – Craig Budner – Hyman Pearlstone and Connie Mack
2:15 – 3:00pm – Norman Macht Interviews Bobby Thomson
3:00 – 4:00pm – Major League Veteran and Broadcaster Jerry Grote 
BOOK EXCHANGE – members are encouraged to bring a baseball book to exchange
MEMORABILIA – if you’d like to bring a memorabilia item, take a minute to tell about it; wear your favorite team jersey or cap, especially if there’s a story to tell about them

You may contact any member of the organizing committee if you have any questions:

Gilbert Martinez : gmartinez46@austin.rr.com

Monte Cely : cely@swbell.net

Jan Larson : jan.a.larson@gmail.com

The meeting will be on the third floor in the Old Main building. Look for the elevator on the first floor, or use the stairs. Here’s a photo of Old Main:
Directions to Texas State University-San Marcos
If you’re traveling north from San Antonio, take I-35 and take Exit 206, Aquarena Springs Drive.
If you’re traveling south from Austin, take I-35 and take Exit 206, Aquarena Springs Drive.
Travel west on Aquarena Springs Drive, which turns into University Drive. After crossing the San Marcos River, you will come to a traffic light. Turn right onto Sessom Drive. Just before the first light, turn left on State Street and go up a steep road toward Old Main. Go through a gate (the gate should be up) and continue up the hill. At the top of the hill, make a sharp left turn and drive up to Old Main. Look for parking on this road that winds around the side and back of Old Main.
You can find additional parking at the Pleasant Street Garage, located at the corner of N. LBJ and Pleasant Street. To reach this garage, after you pass through the gate, continue up the hill, then down the hill to the stop sign on Pleasant Street. Turn left; the entrance to the parking garage will be on your left.
You do not need a parking pass to park on campus – however, do not park in spaces not marked as parking spaces or in handicapped parking (unless you have the appropriate tag displayed).
The meeting room is on the third floor in Room 320. There is an elevator on the first floor, or you can take the stairs.
If you get lost or need help, call Gilbert Martinez (cell phone: 512-963-1263).
Use this link to see a Googe map showing the Texas State campus in relation to I-35:
Use this link to see a closer view of Old Main and the campus:


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