Monthly Archives: April 2018

Vermont SABR Announces Spring Speakers

Tony C


The Society for American Baseball Research will be holding its Spring 2018 Research Meeting on Sunday April 22nd from 1-4 PM at the Miller Center in Burlington.  This event is free and open to the public.

The Miller Center is located at 130 Gosse Court, just off North Avenue in Burlington’s New North End. There will be free and ample parking.

This meeting will feature five research presentations on all aspects of baseball history.

Professor Scott Roper of Castleton University will be speaking about “Wobblies, Immigrants, and the Baseball Creed: Constructing and Controlling Textile Field in Manchester, New Hampshire, 1912-1916.”

Tom Haley of the Rutland Herald will be discussing Vermonters who have just missed making the Major Leagues.

Barry Trutor of the Vermont Old Cemetery Association (VOCA) will talk about his research into Major League Baseball players buried in Vermont cemeteries.

Chuck McGill will introduce us to his research into no-hitters in the minor leagues.

Clayton Trutor will be discussing the history of baseball’s Tony Conigliaro Award, which honors players who have personal or physical adversity in their careers.

For more information, please contact Clayton Trutor, SABR-Vermont chair, by phone (612-839-7626) or via email (

We invite you also to follow us on social media. Our Twitter handle is @sabrvt


Bill Ryczek & Walpole Joe at Springfield SABR April 23

Joe and Bill


The Rabbit Maranville (MA.) SABR Chapter has a dandy line-up set for their next gathering on April 23.


JOE MORGAN has agreed to appear provided his health allows. Joe managed the Boston Red Sox from after the all-star break in 1988 through the 1991 season. The Red Sox won the A.L. East in 1988 under the influence of “Morgan Magic”, winning 24 straight home games and earning an unlikely playoff berth. Walpole Joe led them to the division crown again in 1990. Morgan is enshrined in the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame and managed such players as Roger Clemens, Bruce Hurst, Jim Rice and Dwight Evans.


BILL BALLOU: A veteran baseball writer,Bill has covered the Boston Red Sox since 1987 for the Worcester Telegram and Gazette of Worcester. Bill will share a wealth of stories and personal experiences from behind the scenes in over 30 years of reporting on the Boston Red Sox.


WILLIAM RYCZEK:  Bill will talk about his new baseball book “Baseball on the Brink: The Crisis of 1968.” Colorful characters like Charles O. Finley and Ken Harrelson are covered along with memorable pitching performances from Bob Gibson, Don Drysdale & others.


Refreshments will be served and there will be a new selection of baseball books, hats, and other baseball related items for sale.


Monday, April 23, 2018

TIME:      7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

WHERE:  Western New England University

Bears Den – Lower Level of the Campus Center

1215 Wilbraham Road

Springfield, MA 01119


If you have any questions, please call or e-mail the Springfield chapter leaders Jim Winston (President), (413) 584-1110 or Steve Manioudakis (VP/Secretary), 413-427-4681