AARON BAGGETT & GRANT MORGAN – will present their research on umpire ball/strike behavior.
BILL BROWN – Houston Astros broadcaster and author of My Baseball Journey: A Sportscaster’s Story. More info on Bill and his book are at www.mybaseballjourney.com
MIKE CAPPS – Director of Broadcasting for the Round Rock Express – AAA affiliate of the Texas Rangers.
BOB DORRILL – will update us on plans for the 2014 SABR Convention to be held in Houston
TOM KAYSER – President of the AA Texas League
NORMAN MACHT – noted author and storyteller extraordinaire will deliver the baseball quiz and tell us about Connie Mack’s 150th anniversary celebration, at which Norman was a featured guest.
JUDY OSKAM – Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University
BOB THOLKES – will present his research on base ball in the 1840s thru the Civil War.
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. NOTES – we must have your lunch order by 10am in order to get delivery by noontime; we can only accept cash.
BOOK EXCHANGE – members are encouraged to bring a baseball book to exchange.
MEMORABILIA DISPLAY – there is scheduled time after lunch for memorabilia owners to describe & discuss.
DRESS CODE – wearing your favorite team’s cap, jersey, or sportswear is always encouraged.
Contact any member of the organizing committee if you have any questions or need more info:
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: