March 18, 2013
50 SABR members and friends of the Larry Dierker/Houston
Chapter gathered Monday evening, March 18, at
the Inn at the Ballpark for our monthly meeting.
We were pleased to have former players and executives
Tal Smith, Jimmy Wynn, Larry Miggins, Bill Heath
and Red Mahoney on hand in addition to Larry
Dierker and Ira Liebman who participated in
Ira, Voice of the Sugar Land Skeeters,
provided us with his varied background before
coming to Sugar Land which included a world
record breaking number of being laid offs. Then
on a more serious note Ira interviewed our own
Larry Dierker who told a ton of humorous tales
about his career and the current state of baseball.
Following the interview Larry
Wemberly led us on a fascinating methodology
for viewing daily and annual major league player
usage, comparing generations and unusual trends.
This detailed report was the result of an amazing
amount of research by Larry.
The trivia contest on Stan the
Man written by Mike McCroskey was won by Tal
Smith. After some discussion Tony Cavender agreed
to prepare the contect for April.
We are still looking for more
entries in the Annual Astros Win Contest with
all pretictions due by Opening Day.
At this time the following members
have commited to attend the SABR National Convention
in Philadelphia: Mike Vance, Art Spanjar, Matt
Rejamaniak, Bill McCurdy, Harold Jones and Bob
Dorrill. If other would like to join us, please
let me know so we can coordinate transportation
Our next meeing will be on Monday
April 8th at the Inn at the BALLPARK. We have
Mike Davila, David Fanucchi and Joe Thompson
on the agenda and anyone else wishing to make
a presentation should contact me asap. Thanks.