Twenty people attended the June 18 meeting of the Bob Broeg St. Louis Chapter, held at the usual location, the Original Crusoe’s in South St. Louis.
Visiting author Rich Wolfe spoke of his past books and his new book on Cubs great Ron Santo, to be enshrined posthumously in the HOF.
Kris Lokemoen delivered a report on Paul Dickson’s new biography, Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick.
Both Steve Gietschier and Bob Tiemann delivered individual reports on how National League teams have fared against divisions in the three-division era. Tiemann’s report covered the period beginning with the 1994 season, while Gietschier’s covered the years Tony LaRussa managed the Cardinals, 1996-2011.
Jim Rygelski reported on what might have happened had the N.L. and A.L. had two divisions during the 10-team era of the 1960s. (You can download his report here.)
Mark Stangl, with a 31 score of a possible 34 points, won the monthly trivia quiz compiled by Tiemann. This one covered the Cardinals of 2002.
No one won the chapter’s 13-run pool during the previous month.
Next monthly roundtable will be Monday, July 16, at Crusoe’s.
— Jim Rygelski