Winter Meeting – Saturday, January 14, 2012


Society for American Baseball Research
San Marcos, Texas
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
BRANCH RICKEY, President of the Pacific Coast League (… yes, he’s related to that other Branch Rickey)
FRANK COFFLAND, former AAA umpire
NORMAN MACHT – "The Babe Ruth Era Begins".  Noted baseball author and Connie Mack biographer will read an excerpt from his upcoming book:  Connie Mack: The Turbulent and Triumphant Years 1915-1932
MIKE CAPPS, Director of broadcasting for the Round Rock Express
SCOTT BARZILLA, Baseball author, sabermetrician and blogger will discuss "Total Player Ratings"
We’ll also have our usual features:
LUNCH – register upon arrival and sign up for your lunch choices; it’ll be delivered — all for a nominal charge.  NOTE – we must have your lunch order by 10am in order to get delivery by noontime.
BOOK EXCHANGE – members are encouraged to bring a baseball book to exchange
MEMORABILIA DISPLAY – there is scheduled time prior to lunch for memorabilia owners to describe & discuss.
DRESS CODE – everyone is encouraged to wear your favorite team’s cap, jersey, or sportswear.

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

Gilbert Martinez :

Monte Cely :

Jan Larson :

The meeting will be on the third floor in the Old Main building on the Texas State University campus. 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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