Saturday, November 23, 2013

SABR Meeting at the Irving Austin library

The SABR chapter of Chicago had a meeting at the Austin Irving library in Chicago.

Floyd Sullivan talked about the 1908 season from a viewpoint of besides baseball. Plus a view of how the Merkle game happen from different perspectives including what the umpire said after the game and in a two page letter to the league president.

Matthew Clifford talked about the major league with the worst luck. Sylvester Johnson. His career and about his life outside of the game.

Mark Fimoff. talks about the Cubs 1908 World Series photos and why they couldn't have been what they had originally captioned to be.

In the business part of the meeting. It was announced that the next meeting would be on January 25th 2014 at the Brat Stop in Kenosha. At the meeting we will also have a silent auction of signed books to benefit the chapter. The meeting will be a combined Chicago and Milwaukee chapter meeting.

The Chicago chapter is also looking for baseball books to be donated to the Chicago Public Library in Harwood Heights at our next meeting there next spring.

Floyd Sullivan

Matthew Clifford