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2/4/17 SABR Day Wrap Up

The February 4th SABR Day meeting in Detroit was kicked off with a slide show presentation of Detroit Stars and Hamtramck Stadium. As many of you know the site was recently granted $50,000 for redevelopment. We were also able to see a brief promotional video and heard from the President of Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium Gary Gillette. We then viewed Norman Turkey Stearnes: A Family Album, presented by his youngest daughter Joyce Stearnes...
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2016 SABR Day Meeting Info

The Detroit Chapter will hold its annual SABR Day meeting on Saturday, January 30, from 1:00 till 5:30 p.m. in the Explorers Room of the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue in Midtown Detroit (http://www.detroitpubliclibrary.org/branch/main). The meeting will be preceded by an optional lunch at 11:30 at Maccabees at Midtown bistro, 5057 Woodward, across the street from the DPL (http://www.maccabeesatmidtown.com/). Our SABR Day 2016 agenda (Detroit SABR Day 2016 meeting agenda) includes featured speakers...
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2015 SABR Day Meeting

The 2015 SABR Day meeting of the Detroit chapter was held on January 31, 2015 in the Old Fine Arts Room at the main branch of the Detroit Public Library. A number of topics were covered, including: Tributes to late SABR members Dick Clark and Don Lund A panel discussion on three historic ballparks – Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, and Tiger Stadium Navin Field Grounds Crew presentation Updates on Tiger Stadium and Hamtramck Stadium...
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SABR Detroit Chapter Meeting 8/20/2016

The next meeting of the SABR Detroit Chapter will be held on Saturday, August 20, from 1-5 p.m at Everybody Reads bookstore in Lansing. The meeting will feature a book club-style discussion of the works of renowned Lansing baseball historian and prolific author Peter Morris. Peter will speak briefly at the beginning of the meeting and participate in the discussion of his books “Game of Inches”, “Level Playing Fields”, and “Catcher” during the afternoon,...
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SABR Detroit Chapter Meeting November 19 with Tom Stanton

The SABR Detroit Chapter’s next meeting will be held on Saturday, November 19, at Pages Bookshop, 19560 Grand River Avenue in Northwest Detroit. The meeting will run from 2-5 p.m. and feature a book club-style discussion of Detroit-area author Tom Stanton’s renowned baseball oeuvre. In particular, we will discuss Tom’s latest book, Terror in the City of Champions, along with two earlier books, The Final Season and Ty and the Babe. Tom will speak...
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Detroit SABR Day Meeting 2/4/2017

The SABR Detroit Chapter will hold its annual SABR Day meeting on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, from 1:00 till 5:30 p.m. The meeting location will be the familiar and beautiful Friends Conference Room (next door to the Ernie Harwell Room) on the balcony of the Detroit Public Library in Midtown Detroit. The focus of our 2017 meeting will be on the history of Black Baseball and the Negro Leagues in Detroit and Hamtramck. Selections...
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SABR Day Quiz and Answers, Turkey Stearnes & Hamtramck Stadium 2/4/17

This was an admittedly tough quiz, and as was pointed out by chapter president Gary Gillette, more of a learning tool to educate about the history of Hamtramck Stadium and Turkey Stearnes. CLICK ON IMAGE OR VIEW PDF…with and without answers: SABR DAY 2017 TRIVIA QUIZ SABR DAY 2017 TRIVIA QUIZ incl answers                 If you get close to getting even half of the twenty questions correct,...
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2015 Winter Meeting Audio Files are Available

Audio files from the January 2015 meeting of the SABR Detroit chapter can be found here – 27 in all. These include the panel discussion on ballparks, with a focus on the trio of Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, and Tiger Stadium. The discussion covers many aspects of these parks over the decades. In addition, there are discussions about the current state of baseball and its fan base, comparisons of the two Comiskey parks, and...
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Cochrane Plan Documents

John Davids has provided documents of the 1990 Cochrane Plan, an innovative attempt to enhance Tiger Stadium’s amenities while preserving the character of the existing ballpark. The Tigers, as we know, elected not to pursue any renovations, choosing instead to build a new ballpark later in the decade, ultimately known as Comerica Park. Nonetheless, these documents provide a fascinating glimpse into what might have been had the Tigers followed the leads of clubs like...
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