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.
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:
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.
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 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:
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.
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 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.