Eight members of the Rogers Hornsby Chapter enjoyed barbeque in downtown Austin on November 13, 2012, while discussing the announcement of various baseball awards.
Jan Larson pitched a fun quiz focusing on prominent players and plays throughout baseball history, holding the group to high expectations. Tom Thayer took first prize, a Tim Kurkjian book, while Jim Baker placed second and took home a Dusty Baker toothpick-holder bobble-head. Click here to try your hand at the quiz, or go to the Contests tab at the top of the Rogers Hornsby Chapter website.
Discussions also included initial reaction to the latest franchise fire sale of the Miami Marlins franchise, the Silver Slugger Awards, the prospect of an Ozzie Guillen-Bobby Valentine talk show, the National League and American League Managers of the Year, and Brian Kenny's Clubhouse Confidential show on MLB Network.
This was the 72nd consecutive month that the chapter has met. In December, we seek to tie Barry Bonds' single-season home run record of 73.
The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Iron Works BBQ in downtown Austin.
— Monte Cely