Field of Dreams (Iowa) Chapter meeting recap – 5/19/2013

The Field of Dreams (Iowa) Chapter had 14 members and guests gather in Suite 18 at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport, Iowa, for a chapter ballgame outing on May 19, 2013.

Steve Elsberry kicked us off with a presentation to remind us that his San Francisco Giants have won 2 out of the last 3 World Series. Steve outlined how often the feat of winning the Series at least two out of three years has occurred. Turns out, it’s fairly common, with 17 instances over the years. Steve also listed the streaks of five or more years with different World Series Champions.

The chapter also hosted a special guest. Frank Wulf, the widower of Dorothy Wulf, whose photos provided much of the basis for Tim Rask’s book, Baseball at Davenport’s John O’Donnell Stadium, took a break from his usual seat to join us in the suite.

In the game, the hometown River Bandits lost to the Beloit Brewers, 3-2.

We hope to make our first chapter trip to Sioux City in mid-August, if we can work out details.

— Tim Rask