There were 21 people present at the April 18, 2011, monthly roundtable of the Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter at its usual location, the Original Crusoe’s restaurant in South St. Louis.
Barbara Sheinbein, a member of the chapter’s historical ballparks marker committee, reported on the upcoming April 20 ceremony (read more about it here) to place a marker at Mullanphy and Cass avenues in North St. Louis to commemorate the site of the St. Louis Unions-Maroons’ park (1884-1886). It is the fifth and final event of the marker project.
Treasurer Fred Heger reported that the chapter has a little more than $4,000 in its bank account after paying expenses related to the ballpark marker installation.
Bob Giovanni reported on Jack Cavanaugh’s book “The Gipper,” noting especially George Gipp’s interest in playing baseball. Gipp was remembered mostly as a
football star for Knute Rockne’s Notre Dame team. Chapter members discussed the condition of the current Cardinals team. An informal poll found few of them believing that Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols will be back with the Cardinals for 2012.
Chapter vice president Mark Stangl got 23 correct of the 30 questions on the trivia quiz compiled by chapter president Norm Richards. Its theme was post-World War II Cardinals.
The next chapter meeting is Monday, May 23, at the same location.
— Jim Rygelski