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




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