January 2007 Archives

ARLINGTON, Va. (January 27, 2007) -- The Chesapeake and Potomac made a strong showing at the annual meeting of the Bob Davids SABR Chapter. Sandwiched between presentations by Curt Flood biographer Brad Snyder and former Ranger and Twin Mike Cubbage, Scott "Rhubarb" Rogers and Richard "Pastime" D'Ambrisi spoke in full uniform about Vintage Base Ball and the Club. Rich "Winfield" Saylor was in attendance as well, carefully disguised to infiltrate the audience in a Brooks Robinson jersey and Brooklyn Dodgers cap.

Several of the SABR members in attendance seemed surprised to have the opportunity to throw vintage baseballs around the room, but the barehanded catching demonstration seemed to be a highlight of the annual meeting. After the presentation, Pastime's display of vintage memorabilia attracted much interest, and several dozen SABR members took away recruiting flyers and tearsheets. Many SABRites expressed interest in the Club's 2007 schedule, as well as learning about Pastime's vintage shoes.

Rhubarb captured the presentation on wax cylinder.

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A delegation of members of the Chesapeake and Potomac will report on Vintage Base Ball and the Club's inaugural season at the 2007 meeting of the Society for American Baseball Research's Mid-Atlantic chapter.

The 33rd annual meeting of the Bob Davids Chapter of SABR will take place on Saturday, January 27, 2007, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge in Arlington, Virginia (1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209) The C&P presentation is scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m., and will include hands-on demonstrations of vintage equipment and techniques. Club historian Richard D'Ambrisi will also set up his excellent display of vintage equipment and memorabilia.