Ellis: SABR Oklahoma chapter tours local baseball sites

From Jim Ellis at the Miami (OK) News-Record on June 26, 2017:

A love for baseball helped draw Ken Fischer of Norman to SABR — the Society for American Baseball Research.

“Initially, it was the historical part of it, but I am interested in the statistics in a lot of different areas, so it just seemed ideal,” said Fischer, a member since 1989.

Members of the Oklahoma chapter of SABR spent Saturday, June 24, touring various historical sites in the tri-state area.

The group made stops in Miami, Commerce, Picher, Baxter Springs and Joplin.

“It went much longer than planned,” said Miami baseball historian and SABR member Hank Coiner, who led the tour. “I stopped periodically and said ‘OK, we can go back to Miami now of we can go on’ and they said ‘More! More!’”

Read the full article here: http://www.miamiok.com/sports/20170626/baseball-group-tours-local-sites-during-state-meeting

Originally published: June 27, 2017. Last Updated: June 27, 2017.