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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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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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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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Quiz from Fall Meeting 11/11/7

SABR DETROIT TRIVIA QUIZ This quiz ranged in topics to 19th century, the winter meetings held throughout the 20th century, all the way to the present day. Good luck, no one said it would be easy! Answers at bottom. MIGUEL CABRERA (Dan DAddona) 1. What three positions has Cabrera been elected to an All-Star game at? 2. What country does Cabrera hail from, leading a group of several Tigers in the past decade? 3....
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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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Dick Clark Tribute Photos

SABR member Rick Meister gave a heartfelt tribute at the 2015 SABR Day meeting to his dear friend and longtime SABR member Dick Clark, who passed away on December 8, 2014. Dick was considered one of the foremost experts on Negro League baseball, in addition to his many other interests. Rick provided a number of photos of Dick in various settings that can be viewed below....
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SABR Day 2015 Trivia Quiz

The very challenging Detroit chapter SABR Day trivia quiz is shared here in two versions – with and without answers. Take your best shot at the questions, and then validate your answers with the second file. First, the questions: SABR_DAY_2015_TRIVIA_QUIZ_final …and then the answers: SABR_DAY 2015_TRIVIA QUIZ_with_answers_Final Don’t feel bad if you failed to ace this one!  ...
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2014 Winter Meeting Materials

Unfortunately, Mother Nature crashed the scheduled February 1, 2014 meeting of the SABR Detroit and Southeast Michigan chapters, forcing a cancellation of the proceedings. We do have some of the meeting materials available here so not all is lost. SABR Day 2014 Meeting plans REACH Flyer Sandusky Re-creation Announcement with pix Shades of Greatness...
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