Allan Roth Chapter meeting recap – 5/27/2017

The SABR Allan Roth (Los Angeles) Chapter met on Saturday, May 27, 2017, in La Habra, California. 

Twenty-six members and guests saw excerpts from Jon Leonoudakis’ documentary, The Sweet Spot: A Treasury of Baseball Stories. The Sweet Spot is a collection of original baseball documentaries created by the award-winning documentarian, with stories and insight to the game most baseball fans haven’t heard. We saw an episode highlighting SABR member and Dodger fan extraordinaire Emma Amaya.  Emma responded to questions from the group.

Jon also showed a sequence with Jim Campanis Sr. and Jr., who discussed the art of catching. Jim Campanis Jr., also discussed his book, Born Into Baseball.

Jean Ardell discussed the politics of inclusion in baseball. She drew on her research as coauthor of the Ila Borders memoir, Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey.

We also held a book auction and a trivia contest focusing on the 2016 season.

— Barry Mednick