Monthly Archives: October 2019



The CT SABR Holiday Luncheon will take place on Saturday, December 14 (12 to 3 p.m.) at J Roos Restaurant, 243 State Street, North Haven, CT 06473.

There will be a buffet lunch including fish, chicken and prime rib with a cash bar.  Tickets are $38 non-member, $33 SABR member and $27 for a plus-one (i.e., wife, family, friend). All are welcome.

Larry Levine will be honored for his service and contributions to our chapter with the first ever Ned Hanlon Award.

Mark Kanter will speak about the Competitive Index, which reflects how the relative closeness of pennant and divisional races has changed in the pre-Division, Division, and Wild Card eras.

Expect a good time, good fellowship, great food and an interesting program at this event!

To reserve your seat(s) please email Alan at as soon as possible.  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 on this event, please contact Stan at





Amore, Coppola & Hensler headline Nov. 2

Three Books

The next general meeting of CT SABR will feature authors, new research, projects and the very best of CT media.   Rich Coppola, an 8x CT Broadcaster of the Year, East Haven native and lifelong Yankee fan, will appear.  Rich covered all of the Bomber Core Four championships for Fox 61 and much more.  The Courant’s Dom Amore, a 5x CT Sportswriter of the Year and one who actually did a front porch interview with Smoky Joe Wood 38 years ago, will speak about his book A Franchise on the Rise: The first 20 years of the New York Yankees.   Author Paul Hensler will talk about his new book on CT broadcasting legend Bob Steele.  The incisive, thought provoking David Kaiser will hold forth with observations on the 2019 season.  Stan Osowiecki will take us through exciting opportunities with SABR’s MLB Team Employee Directory Project. We’ll also hear a pair of brief talks: Larry McCray on the Early Base Running Games Project (for Protoball) and George Pawlush on the efforts of SABR’s Minor League Research Committee.

There will be a buck-a-book baseball book sale, plus refreshments and multiple breaks to stretch and socialize.  A $5 donation is requested.


Sat. Nov. 2

11 am to 3 pm

Chapman Hall, Room 605

Middlesex Community College

100 Training Hill Rd.

Middletown, CT 06457


For more information contact Steve at


Thank you so much!



Paul Hensler /Steele Book Talk this week!


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CT sports fans of a certain age will remember when the evening news featured Bob Steele’s Close Up on Sports (channel 3).  Our own Paul Hensler’s book on Steele, the broadcaster-motorcyclist-pugilist-wordsmith-raconteur who entertained CT for 6 decades, is newly published.  You can hear Paul speak about Steele this Thursday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 pm in the Hartford History Center at the Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St., Hartford.  More info at


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Pomrenke & Black Sox in spotlight

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Congrats, Jacob!  SABR’s Jacob Pomrenke appears on page A-1 of today’s Chicago Tribune in a story about SABR’s Black Sox Scandal Centennial Symposium.  The event took place over the weekend in the Windy City.  You can read the Trib story at the below link.  It includes a gallery of 12 terrific photos.