The SABR chapter of Chicago, the Emil Rothe Chapter, held its fall meeting on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at the Austin Irving library in Chicago.
Floyd Sullivan talked about the 1908 season away from the field, plus a view of how the Merkle game happened from different perspectives, including what the umpire said after the game and in a two-page letter to the league president.
Matthew Clifford talked about the major leaguer with the worst luck, Sylvester Johnson, and his career and life outside of the game.
Mark Fimoff talked about photos from the 1908 World Series between the Cubs and Tigers, and why they couldn’t have been what they had originally captioned to be.
In the business part of the meeting, it was announced that the next meeting would be on SABR Day, January 25, 2014, at the Brat Stop in Kenosha. At the meeting we will also have a silent auction of signed books to benefit the chapter. The meeting will be a combined Chicago and Milwaukee chapter meeting.
The Chicago chapter is also looking for baseball books to be donated to the Chicago Public Library in Harwood Heights at our next meeting there next spring.