The meeting is open to all baseball fans. Hope to see you there!
Here is our agenda for the meeting:
• 11:30–12:45 Optional Lunch at Traffic Jam, 511 W. Canfield in Midtown (RSVP to attend)
• 1:00–1:30 Meeting begins in the Staff Lounge of the Detroit Public Library with Welcome and Trivia Quiz based upon the day’s topics. Quizmasters: Peter Hoyos & Steve Weingarden.
• 1:30–2:30 Behind the Mask - the 1969 Detroit Tigers (Peter Hoyos) and feedback and discussion of the new chapter newsletter, The Catcher’s Mitt (Brandon Robetoy)
• 2:30–2:45 BREAK (15 minutes)
• 2:45–3:15 A Brief History of Negro League Baseball Cards (Gary Gillette)
• 3:15–3:45 Tribute to the late Lenny Green, Detroit native, Pershing High School star, and former Red Sox/Twins/Tigers outfielder
• 3:45–4:00 BREAK (15 minutes)
• 4:00–4:30 Thoughts regarding Jackie Robinson’s 100th birthday (Gillette)
• 4:30–5:00 Bud Fowler: Pioneer and a worthy candidate for the Hall of Fame (Gillette)
• 5:00–5:30 Plans for the Centennial of the Detroit Stars First Game on April 20, 1919 (Gillette);
• 5:30–5:45 Hamtramck Stadium Update (Gillette)
For more information or questions, please contact Gary Gillette at GGillette@247baseball.com.