Monthly Archives: January 2019



Please save March 23 on your calendar for a general meeting of CT SABR.  Among the segments will be a panel discussion on the 1919 Black Sox scandal featuring Jacob Pomrenke, Jim Margalus and Bill Lamb.  Jacob is the chairman and newsletter editor for the Black Sox Scandal Research Committee.  Bill is the author of Black Sox in the Courtroom: The Grand Jury, Criminal Trial and Civil Litigation.   Jim is the managing editor of  We are truly fortunate to have these three experts traveling from New York, New Hampshire and Arizona to join us.


Additionally, Mark Kanter will speak about the 1919 Cincinnati Reds, a team seldom recognized for its excellence.

Author Erik Sherman is unable to attend.  We’re setting up an additional presenter and details are TBA.

There will be refreshments and a book sale.

The meeting will commence at 11:00 AM. Sat., March 23, 2019 at Chapman Hall, Room 605, Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Rd., Middletown, CT 06457.  For more information contact Steve at


The event details can be found at and on Facebook.


Thank you so much!




Next Strat-O-Matic Event Feb. 16

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The next Strat-O-Matic Game Day gathering is coming up fast!

Attendees will “manage” baseball teams of the past against other long-gone teams in a well known board game named Strat-O-Matic. ‘Managers’ have the opportunity to lead, for example, the 1927 Yankees versus the 1967 Red Sox, or the 1948 Braves versus the 1955 Dodgers.

No experience required.  Newbies welcome.  Public welcome.  Anyone interested in participating need not own Strat-O-Matic and should contact Karl at

When:  10 am, Sat. Feb. 16

Where: Durham Library, 7 Maple Ave., Durham, CT

Please let me know what Q’s you have.
Thank you so much.

January Newsletter is out!



The January 2019 issue of The Wood Pile, newsletter of the Smoky Joe Wood CT chapter of S.A.B.R. is out.  Here’s the link…

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This issue includes…

-Greeting, Hearts & Darts by Steve Krevisky

-A Californian’s tribute to George H.W. Bush by Michael Ego

-Deep base ball questions by Ezra Counts

-Five MLB ballparks in five days by Ray Sikora

-Bob Feller Act of Valor Awards by Doug Kern

-Wrap-ups for the Holiday Luncheon, General Meeting and Strat-O-Matic Game Day

-Current CT players in MLB by Stan Osowiecki

-1943: Braves train in Wallingford, CT by Stan Dziurgot

-Umpires and exotic dancers by Bill Ryczek

-CT vintage base ball 2019 by Mike Driemiller

-Frank Observations by M Frank

-The East-West Negro League All Star Games by Alan Cohen

-Cliff notes on last issue from Cliff Blau

Please send comments and Q’s to me at

Have a great day!