Buck O’Neil/North Florida Chapter meeting recap – 6/5/2024

Members and guests of the Buck O’Neil/North Florida Chapter gathered on June 5, 2024, at The Blu Halo in Tallahassee, Florida, for their monthly meeting.  In attendance were:

  • Matt Keelean, President
  • Matt Hudson, Vice President
  • Rene Watters, Communications Co-Director
  • Brent Kallestad, Communications Co-Director
  • Rick Swain, Treasurer
  • Kent Putnam, Secretary
  • Susan Allen
  • Franklin Billingslea
  • Gar Chisenhall
  • Jeff Lickson
  • John Nogowski
  • Mark Pelt
  • Glenn Roberson
  • Chuck Rosciam
  • Jim Wolf
  • And Special Guests: Program Presenter Jim Crosby, his wife Suzette Crosby, plus Tom Richardson and Don Blancett

President Keelean called the meeting to order at approximately 6:10 PM.  He called on Chuck who discussed this year’s Golden Spikes competition.  Although 2 FSU players (Tibbs and Arnold) were semi finalists neither was tabbed as one of the three finalists.  Chuck also updated the standings in the Chapter’s annual MLB prediction contest.

Jim Crosby presented on his new book, “11: Making Baseball History” about the life and times of FSU Head Coach Mike Martin.  He entertained us with stories and memories of the late coach before taking questions.

President Matt retook the podium for closing remarks, reminding us about the upcoming SABR 52 Convention in Minneapolis, the Malloy Conference, and next month’s Chapter meeting on July 10 at a location to be determined.  He concluded the proceedings by announcing his resignation as Chapter President (after 15 years) effective August 31, 2024. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 PM. 

Respectfully submitted,

Kent Putnam, Chapter Secretary