Monthly Archives: December 2017

Terese Karmel, Pioneering CT Sports Writer, Passes.

Today’s  Courant has the obituary of Terese Karmel, who covered the Bristol and New Britain Red Sox in the early 1980’s.  (She also covered the Whalers.)  Here is her 1983 write up of Roger Clemens and the Brit Sox’s Eastern League Title win.  A link to Terese’s obituary is below, too.    -Karl



Terese’s obituary can be read at this link:




Authors, Food & Cheer At Holiday Luncheon


Two authors will speak and two more will offer their books at the CT SABR Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 16.  Here are the details:

Jim Kaplan, longtime writer for Sports Illustrated, will be speaking on his newest book Clearing the Bases: A Veteran Sportswriter on the National Pastime.

Bill Ryczek, longtime member of our chapter and author of many books will be discussing his newest book Baseball on the Brink: The Crisis of 1968.

Two other authors will be in attendance at the meeting with copies of their recent books. Paul Hensler’s The New Boys of Summer: Baseball’s Radical Transformation in the Late Sixties and Bob Wirz’s The Passion of Baseball are great gifts as is our own book 100: The 100 Year Journey of Mike Sandlock.

The CT SABR Holiday Luncheon will be on Sat., Dec. 16 at 12 PM at the Baci Grill, 134 Berlin Rd., Cromwell, CT 06416. Attendees will enjoy a buffet of four entrees with sides & dessert. $30 per person including tax and tip. Bring a guest for $20. Please reserve your tickets before Dec. 7 by emailing Alan Cohen at Checks should be made out to CT SABR and mailed to Alan Cohen, 7 Longlane Rd., West Hartford, CT. 06117. Please mail your check when you make your reservation. For more info, please contact Stan at

Thank you!