Hi, SABR Friends. Tune in Channel 8 WTNH this Friday, Feb. 22 at 9:15 AM and watch the local news segment called Destination Location, which is part of the Good Morning CT program. The segment will feature how Casey Stengel and his Boston Braves held spring training in Wallingford, CT at the Choate School in 1943. One of the experts interviewed for this program was our own Stan Dziurgot. Congrats to Stan, who can now add on-air talent to his baseball resume.
In the January 2019 issue of the Wood Pile, Stan’s research on the 1943 Braves spring training was published. WTNH was made aware of that article by a member of the Boston Braves Historical Society. That led to the development of the segment.
To my knowledge, this is the second time that a Wood Pile article has been noticed by the media. Last year I received a call from the Farmer’s Almanac looking for an author recommendation after their editor read Paul Hensler’s feature on Claire Smith. Turned out they were actually looking for help persuading Claire to write the article. (Even so, it’s still nice to know there is an audience out there for TWP.)
I hope you will have time to tune in for the show, which will certainly be educational.
If you’d like to read Stan’s article from TWP, please click this link and scroll to page 9.
I’ll try to get a video link on our Facebook page after the broadcast.