July 10, 2021 Group Meeting Notes

Sixteen Baseball Memories chartered community members were in attendance at the July group conference. We heard reports about the upcoming promotional videos, progress being made by the many chapters that were represented, and exciting future plans.

Read more about it in these meeting notes:

Our next group meeting will be Saturday September 18 at 1pm Pacific/4pm Eastern time. A Zoom invitation and meeting agenda will be sent out in advance; but mark your calendars now.

May 22, 2021 Meeting Notes

Sixteen Baseball Reminiscence chartered community members and guests were in attendance for the May, 2021 group conference. We heard exciting news about the many initiatives that our colleagues are working. Read more about it in the report below:

Our next group conference will be Saturday, July 10 at 4pm Eastern; 3pm Central; 2pm Mountain; and 1pm Pacific times.

An agenda and Zoom invitation will be sent out in advance.

April 10, 2021 Meeting Notes

We had eighteen Baseball Reminiscence chartered community members and guests in attendance for our April group conference. We heard about exciting progress in several SABR chapters nationwide, as well as updates on infrastructure projects.

Read more about it in the report below:

Our next group conference will be Saturday May 22, 2021 at 4pm Eastern; 3pm Central; 2pm Mountain; 1pm Pacific time(s).

An agenda and Zoom invitation will be sent out in advance of the next meeting.

March 6, 2021 Meeting Notes

We had continued strong interest and attendance, with 21 chartered community members and guests in attendance at our scheduled Zoom conference. We heard progress reports from chapter leaders planning new baseball reminiscence offerings, as well as updates on the development of new planning and promotional resources. Several new development initiatives were also discussed. Read more about it in the meeting minutes here:

Our next Baseball Reminiscence chartered community group meeting will be Saturday, April 10 at 4pm (Eastern) / 1pm (Pacific) time. An agenda and Zoom instructions will be sent out well in advance.

January 23, 2021 meeting notes

Our January monthly Zoom conference was a success with 24 SABR colleagues in attendance. There were many exciting reports about Baseball Reminiscence efforts on multiple fronts. Read more about it in the meeting notes here:

The next scheduled conference Zoom will be Saturday, March 6 at 4pm Eastern/1pm Pacific time. An agenda and Zoom links will be forthcoming in advance of that meeting.

Jim Kenton receives Hornsby Chapter’s lifetime achievement award

At their November 21 monthly chapter meeting, the Rogers Hornsby Chapter of SABR (serving central and south Texas) recognized Jim Kenton’s achievements in leading the implementation and promotion of baseball reminiscence programs – both in Texas and nationally. Jim was presented with the chapter’s Rajah Award for lifetime achievement.

For more information, visit the Hornsby chapter’s web site at: http://www.sabrhornsby.org/2020/11/chapter-recognizes-jim-kenton-with-rajah-award-for-basebalz-program/

Congratulations Jim !!

Nov. 7 Meeting Summary

Twenty-three SABR Baseball Reminiscence group members and guests attended the November 7, 2020 group Zoom conference. This was the second general meeting of the new chartered community, featuring a far-ranging agenda and inspiring guest speakers. The meeting notes are here:

The next general meeting will be held Saturday December 12, 2020. An agenda and Zoom information will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

SABR Baseball Reminiscence featured in new book

The latest release of “The Best American Sports Writing – 2020” features the L.A. Times story by Bill Plaschke about the BasebALZ program being run by SABR volunteers from the Allan Roth chapter in Los Angeles. A Publishers Weekly editorial review on the new book states:

This, the final planned entry to the Best American Sports Writing series, sends the lauded annual anthologies out on a high note after a 25-year run. “The most compelling stories are ones we can feel and touch and imagine, without much difficulty, that we are there,” MacMullan writes. Three particularly memorable stories mark this installment: In “For People Suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Baseball Brings Back Fun Memories” by Bill Plaschke, elderly Alzheimer’s patients trade baseball tales as therapy; “As the Border Bled, Juárez Watched the Game It Waited Nine Years For” by Roberto José Andrade Franco relates a soccer club’s revival in one of Mexico’s most dangerous cities; and “Shooting a Tiger” by Bryan Burrough follows the bloody hunt for a man-eating tiger in India. Along with well-detailed accounts of sports concussions and heatstroke, there is “Did Venus Williams Ever Get Her Due?” by Elizabeth Weil, a revealing profile of the tennis great, and “Patriot Act” by May Jeong, a blistering exposé of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. This final, sparkling outing is a must-read for all sports lovers.” (Nov.)Publishers Weekly

More information about BasebALZ L.A. and the July 28, 2019 L.A. Times article are here.