McCurdy: Recapping Wednesday at SABR 44 in Houston

From SABR member Bill McCurdy at the Pecan Park Eagle on July 31, 2014:

After a long day of Wednesday arrivals and registration at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the Galleria area, a meet-and-greet party over hot dogs and hamburgers brought members from alll over the USA together last night for a little recreational fun.

Today things get away in earnest at 9:15 AM with an Opening Address by Houston Astros President Reid Ryan to the convention body.

Following the Ryan address, Greg Lucas will serve as moderator for a panel that aims to discuss and hash the life and times of the originally named new city MLB club, the Houston Colt .45s. Panel member include former Houston Colt .45 players Bob Aspromonte, Hal Smith, Carl Warwick, and Jimmy Wynn, along with iconic sportswriter Mickey Herskowitzz, the scribe who covered their every move and misstep for the old Houston Post.

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Originally published: July 31, 2014. Last Updated: July 31, 2014.