March meeting summary

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The March chapter meeting turned into a book signing as Norman Macht brought and signed copies of the newly published “Connie Mack: The Turbulent & Triumphant Years, 1915-1931.”

Macht told 11 members and guests about how he is making good progress on the third and final volume of the Connie Mack biography, which is expected to be published in two years.

The group also welcomed Summer Anne Burton and Brian Campbell, who both attended a chapter meeting for the first time. Both are longtime Astros fans. Summer is an artist who is drawing every member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. She’s up to inductees from the early 1980s. She shared some nifty business cards that featured her drawings. She’s been invited to share her work at a future Hornsby meeting, possibly the next winter meeting. To view her work, go to her website by clicking here.

Dan Walsh sprung on the group a Ron Santo-themed quiz, which was won by Jim Baker. You can try your hand at the quiz by clicking here, or going to the “Contests” tab above.

For Baker’s impressive win (he scored 13 of 15 points), Walsh presented him with a postcard reproduction of a Rogers Hornsby Barnstorming Poster. The back of the postcard reveals that the image is a stone litho advertisement used to promote Hornsby’s 1923 off-season tour. According to the post card, the poster sold for $8,250 at Leland’s August 1992 Hall of Fame Auction. The image is pictured below.

The next chapter meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Iron Works BBQ. Meanwhile, nine members will be attending an exhibition game between the Texas Rangers and the Round Rock Express on April 2.

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