I'm a member of SABR - The Society for American Baseball Research. It isn't nearly as geeky as it sounds; it's really just a bunch of folks (6000 or so, I think) who really like baseball. The Boston chapter, of which I'm a member, is having its Regional meeting next Saturday, in Cambridge. It is a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the 1975 Red Sox, who played in one of the greatest World Series ever against the Cincinnati Reds. Of course, this was pre-World Championship days, so we were doomed to heartbreak in the end, but it is so much easier to talk about now!
Anyway, here's the blurb for it. I've gotten word that a couple of the items up for silent auction will include a ball signed by the Angels' Jarrod Washburn (who gave up David Ortiz's series clinching, extra inning home run) and one by Curt Schilling himself. So come on by and talk some baseball if you're local!
SABRBOSTON�S CELEBRATION OF 1975 RED SOX TEAM!
Join us for the SABRBoston's next gathering on Saturday, November 5 from 11:30 to 5 at the Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow place, Cambridge. We will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the 1975 Boston Red Sox. Our guest speaker for this event will be former Sox backup catcher and broadcaster Bob Montgomery, along with author Herb Crehan ("Red Sox Heroes of Yesteryear") presentations by Sam Bernstein on 1975 World Series bench players and Mark Kanter on Tony Conigliaro. Kanter returns to present some 1975 trivia plus Mickey "The Lip" Tangel will be along with a display of 1975 memorabilia for all to enjoy plus lots of baseball-related prizes up for grabs in our raffle and silent auctions. A suggested donation of $10.00 includes coffee, lunch and a copy of SABRBoston's "'75: The Red Sox Team that Saved Baseball" Please plan on joining us! Contact David Southwick (soxpapers AT yahoo DOT com) or Seamus Kearney (seamus AT cs DOT umb DOT edu) for more info.
I'm proud to say that I contributed one of the biographies in the book about the team that saved baseball. I wrote a short bio on Juan Beniquez.