South Florida Chapter fall meeting (Tamarac, FL)

Our next South Florida Chapter Meeting is set for 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Tamarac Public Library Multi-purpose Room (8701 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, Florida).

Our keynote speaker will be Florida International University head baseball coach Mervyl Melendez, the 2016 and 2014 SWAC Coach of the Year. He has earned Coach of the Year honors 11 times in his career, as well as served as an assistant coach for the 17-and-under team for USA Baseball in 2015 and the 14-and-under squad this year. He was named one of Baseball America’s Top-10 head coaches under the age of 40 before the 2013 season, and coached more than a dozen All-Americans or Players of the Year.

We have a unique opportunity to have an Author discussion (as part of our September 22nd meeting) with Peter Kerasotis, author of the book Alou: My Baseball Journey with Felipe Alou. 

At the author's request we must first sell a certain number of books before he is able to make the long drive to South Florida for the meeting. As a bonus, I will be visiting Mr. Alou at his home, prior to our meeting, and he will sign all books purchased.

The day of the meeting, the books will be signed by the author, and handed out to those who purchased copies.

If you know you would be interested in buying one or more books (cost is $15), please let me know as soon as possible so we can place the order. This is a unique opportunity to have an autographed Felipe Alou/Peter Kerasotis book.

Note: All purchases MUST be made in advance. No checks or cash will be accepted at the meeting.

Be sure to mark this date on your calendar as a must-attend event. Members are encouraged to invite family and friends. As always free refreshments and a challenging trivia contest, the winners to be awarded prizes for their expert knowledge.

— Sam Zygner