Seventeen members and guests of the Rogers Hornsby Chapter enjoyed the Sunday, July 20 game between the Iowa Cubs and Round Rock Express at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas. Most of the group enjoyed a pre-game meal in the Intel Club and were then joined by the others for desserts, snacks and soft drinks in the air conditioned comfort of suite #29. The suite featured a flat screen television with the game feed and the piped in radio broadcast featuring the play-by-play of Express’ broadcaster, Mike Capps.
The game was a tight contest that was tied 2-2 at the end of nine innings. As the hour was becoming late and a work week loomed in the not-to-distant future for many attendees, some were forced to call it a night before the contest came to conclusion. The hopes of the home fans were dimmed when the visiting Cubs took a 3-2 lead in the top of the 11th inning but a leadoff home run by Lillibridge in the bottom of the frame enabled the game to continue. Only four of the original 17 were present to see the Express complete the come from behind win by pushing across a run in the bottom of the 12th inning to win 4-3.
Next on the agenda for a number of chapter members is the SABR convention beginning on July 30 in Houston. The date and time of the August chapter meeting will be announced at a later date.
For more information on the Rogers Hornsby Chapter, visit chapters.sabr.org/Hornsby.
— Jan Larson