Allan Roth Chapter meeting recap – 12/2/2017

Members of the Allan Roth SABR Chapter met at the La Habra Library on December 2, 2017, in La Habra, California. 

Paul Pettit and Bob Ross spoke for 90 minutes about their careers in the major leagues and Triple-A ball. Don Zminda presented advance information about Harry in Your Pocket, his upcoming new book on Harry Caray.

Jean Hastings Ardell, co-author with Ila Borders of Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey, teamed with Rob Garratt, who wrote Home Team: the Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants, to compare their works and discuss the challenges they faced in bringing to life their biographies of a club and a ballplayer, as well as the general subject of baseball biography.

The trivia contest focused on Hall of Famers.

— Barry Mednick