I love going to baseball events during the offseason! Last Saturday I went to the SABR meeting. Richard Santillan was there to show us the documentary on “Mexican American Baseball in California. I was running a little late to the meeting so I walked in while the film was in progress. I had gone to Olvera Street night before for Dia de Los Muertos so I got up a little late.
Richard was promoting his two books that he co-wrote “Baseball American Baseball in Los Angeles” and “Baseball American Baseball in the Inland Empire.” The next book “Mexican American Baseball in Orange County” is due to come out March 2013. I love the books! and like Richard and Terry Cannon say “It is a community project.”
The next guest was Tim Leary! We had been asked to take baseball artifacts and Barry and others showed some real original ones. I like the 1900 baseball cards
and the poster titled “World Championship Series” of the second game series played at the Polo Grounds.
Tim Leary brought his 1988 Silver Slugger award!
He also brought his 1988 World Series ring!
I really enjoyed listening to Tim Leary. He is a very knowledgeable baseball person. The Dodgers should have him as one of the instructors at the next Winter workouts at Dodger Stadium to talk to the future Dodgers. Leary works part-time for the Dodgers as part of the community speakers but the Dodgers should be fully utilizing his skills.
I am glad to be a member of SABR giving me the opportunity to be among SABR members that blow me away with their knowledge and to attend events where we get speakers like Tim Leary, giving us a chance to hear the person speak and ask questions. I prefer this more personal meeting than a crowded autograph signing where you are rushed thru the line.
Eddie Frierson in “Matty” An Eveving with Christy Mathewson
I am glad also that SABR member Rick told me about the play “Matty” an evening with Christy Mathewson. It was playing at the Fremont Centre Theatre. I went to see it Monday night. I loved it! Eddie Frierson plays Matty. National Public Radio called it “One of the year’s ten best plays!’ the Fremont Centre is a cute little cozy theatre that says it sits 50.
Next event: “Not Exactly Cooperstown”
Friday November 9 at 7:00 p.m. at South Pasadena Library for the screening of “Not Exactly Cooperstown” by filmaker Jon Leonoudakis.
I have seen the screening but I am going back! This program is presented by the South Pasadena Public Library, the Friends of the South Pasadena Library and the Baseball Reliquary. Audience members are asked to “dress Baseball” and a trivia contest with prizes will start the event. The Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street. It is just around the corner of the Fremont Centre Theatre.
Happy birthday Roberto Clemente! Roberto would have been 78 today August 18, 2012. In addition to heck of a player, he was a great humanitarian.
Today is also my friend Lorena’s birthday. Happy birthday kid! That is nice that you share a birthday with the great one, Roberto Clemente.
Dodgers in Atlanta. Civil Right Game. Don NewCombe
Dodgers at Atlanta. They have lost two in a row. Don Mattingly will start serving his two day suspension today. It does not look like Matt Kemp will be suspended. Angel Campos should not have ejected him for cheering for Andre Ethier. Today is the Civil Right game.
Today Don Newcombe received the Beacon of Hope Award. Congratulations Mr. Newcombe!
Not Exactly Cooperstown
Tomorrow at the Pasadena Library is premier of the documentary “Not Exactly Cooperstown” by Jon Leonoudakis.
World Premiere:Sunday, August 19, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Pasadena Central Library
285 East Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
Fans are encouraged to go dressed in their favorite baseball attire for a chance of a prize. I am looking forward to it. For more information go to http://notexactlycooperstown.com
ref: Pittsburgmagazine, Jon SooHoo, Baseball Reliquary, Jon Leonoudakis