Monthly Archives: November 2016

Don’t miss THE event of the holiday season!


Much fun is planned for the Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 17.  Please take a moment this week to email Alan and RSVP.  Alan’s email is

The Luncheon includes 2 guest speakers, a door prize, and a wonderful meal.   (Cash bar for cocktails & soft drinks.)

The buffet includes Pasta Pomodoro, House Salad, Atlantic Salmon, Chicken Francaise and Roast Top Round of Beef.

There will be a 40 minute talk (plus Q & A) with Jason Klein & Pete Tucci.  Pete is the founder of the Tucci Lumber Co., a CT firm that makes game bats for 150+ MLB players including Bryce Harper & Troy Tulowitzki.  Jason is the founder of Force 3 Pro Gear, a CT company that is rapidly gaining professional customers—Tyler Flowers/Atlanta Braves, for one—for their Defender Catcher’s Mask.  That mask is a technical wonder that reduces the severity index of most impacts by 50%.

Pete & Jason spent a combined 16 seasons in the minor leagues as an outfielder and umpire, respectively.  We’ll see what comes of that!

Luncheon Details:

12 noon

Sat., Dec. 17

Angelo’s On Main

Rockledge Golf Course

289 S Main St

West Hartford, CT 06107

Investment:  $30 per person including tax and tip for SABR members and their guests.  Non-members not attending with a member are $35 each.

Alan negotiated a great deal with Angelo’s.  He even succeeded in having the Beef entrée added at no cost!

I hope you can make it.  Invite your +1 if you can.  Please let Alan know as soon as possible.

Thank you very much!



Rhode Island SABR Session To Include 8 Speakers



Len Levin shared details of the upcoming gathering of the Lajoie-Start Chapter.  If You would plan to attend, please RSVP to Len at  Here is Len’s note:




Eight presentations, including three by authors of new books, are slated for our

meeting on Saturday, November 26, at St. Philip’s Parish Center in Greenville,

R.I. The authors are Greg Rubano, whose book is “In Ty Cobb’s Shadow,” a

biography of Nap Lajoie; Herb Crehan, whose new book is “The Unsung Heroes of

the Impossible Dream 1967 Red Sox,” and Jim Kaplan, author of “Clearing the

Bases: A Veteran Sportswriter on the National Pastime.” All the books will be

available for sale.


The other presenters are Rick Harris, David Kaiser, Jay Hurd, Dixie Tourangeau,

and Steve Krevisky. If you want to put yourself down for a backup presentation,

let me know. These will be allowed if time is available. If they don’t make the

program, you’ll get top priority for a spot at our June meeting.


As always, we need an accurate count so the lunch people will know how much food

to prepare. So if you intend to be there, it’s imperative that you send me an



You should all have received the chapter newsletter via email. If you didn’t get

it, let me know and I’ll email you a copy. Also let me know if you want a paper



Again, don’t forget to RSVP.


Len Levin