A Game Changing Ump, Electric October & Blackball on 9-25 in Springfield

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The Rabbit Maranville SABR Chapter announced the lineup of speakers for the Sept. 25 gathering at Western New England University.  Here is the release from Chapter VP  Jim Winston…

 

WALTER RABBIT MARANVILLE CHAPTER

SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS

SOCIETY for AMERICAN BASEBALL RESEARCH

Next Meeting – Monday, September 25, 2017

7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Bears Den – Lower Level of the Campus Center

Western New England University

1215 Wilbraham Road

Springfield, MA 01119

REGISTRATION FEE:      $5.00

 

SPEAKERS:

JASON KLEIN:  Former veteran minor league umpire will discuss his years umpiring professional baseball games as well as his creation of a revolutionary catcher’s mask that reduces the severity index of a concussion by up to 50%.

KEVIN COOK: Author, will speak about his new book, Electric October, which chronicles the 1947 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, as seen through the eyes of the managers and others on the teams. Seven world series games, six lives, five minutes of fame that lasted forever.

DORON (DUKE) GOLDMAN:  Baseball historian, and 2016 SABR-MacFarland award recipient and Robert Peterson Recognition Award winner will speak about “The Double Victory Campaign and the Campaign to integrate Baseball,” as well as his upcoming article coming out in Vol. 9 of Black Ball: “Monte’s Missions: Mastering Mexico, Military Service, Defeating Monarchs, and Minor League Magic.”

Refreshments will be served and there will be a new selection of baseball books, hats, and other baseball related items for sale.If you have any questions, please call:

Steve Manioudakis (President), 413-427-4681 (stavkim@charter.net ) or Jim Winston (VP/Secretary), 413-584-1110 (james@jameswinstonlaw.com).

From the East and West (Boston, Albany) via the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90):

Leave the Mass. Pike at Exit 6. Turn left onto I-291. Take Exit 5 off I-291 (“Route 20-A West to East Springfield”). Bear right at the end of the exit ramp on Page Blvd. Take the left at the first light onto Roosevelt Ave. Take Roosevelt Avenue 2.5 miles to the intersection with Wilbraham Road (fifth traffic light). Turn left onto Wilbraham Road and follow it 1.5 miles through the second light. Turn right into the parking lot of the Welcome Center. (Total 5.6 miles from Mass. Pike.)

From the North via Interstate 91:

Leave I-91 at Exit 8, (“Ludlow, Boston 1-291”). Travel to Exit 5B, (“East Springfield”). Turn right off of the ramp onto Page Blvd. At the first traffic light, turn left onto Roosevelt Ave. Take Roosevelt Avenue 2.5 miles to the intersection with Wilbraham Road (fifth traffic light). Turn left onto to Wilbraham Road and follow it 1.5 miles through the second light. Turn right into the parking lot of the Welcome Center. (Total 8.6 miles from I-91)

From the South via Interstate 91:

Leave I-91 at Exit 2 (“East Longmeadow”). Follow signs (“Route 83”) to the light at the intersection of Longhill and Sumner Ave. Turn right onto Sumner Ave. Travel straight on Sumner Ave. (which becomes Allen St.) to the traffic light at the intersection of Allen St. and Bradley Road (3.2 miles). Turn left onto Bradley Road and travel 1.6 miles to Wilbraham Rd. and turn right. Travel 0.2 miles and turn right, into the parking lot of the Welcome Center. (Total 5.7 miles from I-91.)

 

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