The meeting was called to order at 12 PM by Tip Wonhoff. He thanked members and guests for being here. Bill Woodward welcomed everyone on behalf of Seattle Pacific University. Bob Russon made an announcement for the February Chapter meeting. It will be in Tualitin, Oregon. February 16, 2019, the meeting will be 12-5 PM on that Saturday of President's Day weekend. Tim Herlich, Treasurer provided an update on the state of the treasury and reviewed a possible January meeting centered around Edgard Martinez' eligibility and possible election. More will be posted about upcoming meetings both at this site and at our group Facebook page.

--Bob Dutton @ByBobDutton on Twitter– Inside the Press Box – Q&A With A Career MLB Beat Writer. Bob reviewed his career of more than 30 years, including time in Kansas City from 1982-2913 as well in Tacoma at the News Tribune, and as a Hall of Fame voter. Topics included the ways in which the voting body had stayed the same and in which its changed, such as moving from 15 to 10 votes. Bob took questions then from attendees, mostly covering recent and past Mariners baseball, and the history and future of the BBWAA. Favorite sports memories included Buck O'Neill's speech at the HOF and watching Secretariat at Belmont.

--Bill Woodward – Baseball In the Comics OR... Sparky Schulz's Game.  Bill reviewed the presence of the game in many comics, including the themes if Hope, Ritual, Life, Numbers, Failure, and stars and secret signs and stars and their fans. Bill showed how much these themes are and have been used to express larger ideas through the comic strip medium. Peanuts was well represented. Jargon, sabermetrics, on-field chatter, terms, and quotes from legends, including the twisting of famous bon mots in the form of caricature.

--Missy Booker – Dear Mr. Aaron from the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture. Missy presented on Aaron, Ruth, and the culture of America as Aaron hit his way into the record books. Missy showed the negative reactions, included disturbing hate mail Aaron received as he closed in on the record.

--Chuck Putnam – First Round Draft Picks: A 10-Year Overview (2009-2018). Chuck looked at the First Round picks of all teams during the time. He presented data on how many players from each made it to the majors, at least one game, and the migration of those players away from the team that drafted them. In addition, Chuck showed data looking rounds 1 through 10 as well during that timespan.

--Tim Herlich – 1918 – How U.S. Entry Into WWI Changed Baseball Forever. Tim looked at the impacts of the War on baseball, including areas of pennant race, labor negotiations, and season length in the 1917 and 1918 seasons. Tim also showed the possible impact of the War on the decision to use Ruth in a hitting role, setting in motion events which would change baseball forever.

We are approaching our Fall quarterly SABR meeting, Saturday, November 3, at the Seattle Pacific University Ames Library seminar room.  The Ames Library is at 3307 3rd Ave. West, Seattle WA 98119.  The seminar room is on the second floor.

Here is some logistical driving/parking assistance from our resident SPU host, Professor Bill Woodward:  “Access free parking from W Dravus St, three blocks south from the traffic signal at 3rd W and W Nickerson, as shown at http://spu.edu/info/maps/index.asp (Lot #45).  The Ames Library is immediately adjacent (Bldg #14); the Seminar Room is on the 2nd floor.”

The meeting will go from 12:00 – 5:00 PM.  I hope that you will plan to stay until the end to hear all five of our great speakers.  Here is the tentative agenda:

--Mingling; Call to Order; Announcements; Introductions
--Bob Dutton – Inside the Press Box – Q&A With A Career MLB Beat Writer
--Bill Woodward – Baseball In the Comics
--Missy Booker – Dear Mr. Aaron
--Chuck Putnam – First Round Draft Picks: A 10-Year Overview (2009-2018)
--Tim Herlich – 1918 – How U.S. Entry Into WWI Changed Baseball Forever
--Adjourn to the Nickerson Street Saloon, 318 Nickerson Street, Seattle, 98109

Hosted by Max Weder and Jennifer Ettinger, 1 to 5 PM, Nat Bailey Stadium.

We will be having another Vancouver NW SABR get together. Open to any baseball fan who is interested in baseball, baseball history and baseball in the Pacific NW. We hope to have Ken Myette speak https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=myette001ken. Father of Aaron Myette , but a pitcher in his own right who made it to the PCL at age twenty. We will let you know about other speakers, but if you’re interested in presenting, let us know

Finally, our house on Ontario is sold, so no post meeting get together there.

This Saturday, June 2, is our spring Tacoma meeting, Saturday, June 2, at the University of Puget Sound, Wyatt Hall, Room 109 (where we met in Spring 2016). The University of Puget Sound is at 1500 North Warner, Tacoma. The meeting will be 11:00AM - 4:00 PM.

Directions to University of Puget Sound’s Wyatt Hall, from I-5:
• Exit I-5 at Exit 132 (Northbound) or Exit 132B (Southbound) for Highway 16 West towards Bremerton;
• Exit Highway 16 at Exit 1B for Union Avenue.
• Take a right on Union Avenue. After roughly 2 miles, you’ll eventually see UPS on your right; Pass the baseball field and football stadium;
• Take a right on N 14th into parking adjacent to Wyatt Hall.

Here is a tentative speaker lineup (presentation order may be rearranged later):

• Ryan Divish, Seattle Times – Q&A with the Seattle Times’ Mariners Beat Writer

• Tacoma Rainiers Representative – Business Operations of the AAA Tacoma Rainiers

• Steve Steinberg – Heroes, Goats, and Myths: 1926 World Series, Game Seven

• Mark Armour – In Search of the Perfect Platoon (a follow-up to Mark's Portland meeting presentation)

• Rob Bauer – Gilded Age Gladiators: Hot Springs, Arkansas, and the First Major League Baseball Spring Training

Following the meeting, at around 4:00 PM, we will adjourn to Cheney Stadium to watch the Rainiers host the Salt Lake Bees (the Angels' AAA affiliate). First pitch is at 5:05

As you may have heard, the Seattle Mariners will not be having Fan Fest this year due to field resurfacing. It is expected to return next year. As such, the annual meeting the Mariners kindly host for you friendly neighborhood Northwest Chapter on SABR Day weekend each year will be moved.

We are having that meeting at the Seattle Pacific University Library Conference Room. This is on the campus of SPU, and was the site of many previous meetings, including our meeting in November. The meeting will be from 12 to 5 PM.

The Presidents Day Weekend meeting is also scheduled, and will be from 12 to 5 PM on February 17. The location will again be the Living Savior Lutheran Church in Tualatin.

Agendas for both meetings will be available by the meeting date. We look forward to seeing you there!

Hi, I didn't have time to write up a meeting recap, but we had an excellent meeting, the kind that can help any true fan weather the winter void between the World Series and that earliest sign of Spring, the day when pitchers and catchers report. Anthony Salazar presented Baseball Cards & Chicano Pop Art. Shannon Drayer from KIRO Radio did a Q&A, a welcome opportunity to talk baseball with The Clubhouse Insider. Shannon is one of the best reporters we have in this new media landscape and it was great to get her insight. Rob Garratt read from and talked about his new book, “Home Team: The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants”. Rob provided great background on his long process with this book and how it came about. Billy Mac spoke about his new book, “My Oh My: The Dave Niehaus Story”. Billy knew Dave personally and was able to bring that relationship to the forefront in his presentation. William Christ presented a slideshow of two months spent Motorcycling To All 30 MLB Ballparks. William shared a fascinating presentation. It was a really great meeting, with fascinating speakers who bring a passion for the game from all over the baseball map.

Our January meeting is tentative. As you may have heard, there will be a 1 year hiatus for the Mariners Fan Fest event. We have been trying to secure a space to have a SABR day meeting in January, and will let everyone know as soon as we can.

Regarding the President's Day weekend meeting in February, that will be
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 12 PM - 5 PM, at the Living Savior Lutheran Church in Tualitin. Bob Russon is putting together the agenda for that and will have that out to members as the meeting gets closer.

Our quarterly meeting is Saturday, November 4, at the Seattle Pacific University Ames Library seminar room. The Ames Library is at 3307 3rd Ave. West, Seattle WA 98119. The seminar room is on the second floor.
Here is some logistical driving/parking: “Access free parking from W Dravus St, three blocks south from the traffic signal at 3rd W and W Nickerson, as shown at http://spu.edu/info/maps/index.asp (Lot #45). The Ames Library is immediately adjacent (Bldg #14); the Seminar Room is on the 2nd floor.”
The meeting will go from 12:00 – 5:00 PM. I hope that you will plan to stay until the end to hear all five of our great speakers. Here is the tentative agenda (**updated 10/23**):
12:00 Mingling; Call to Order; Announcements; Introductions
12:25 Anthony Salazar – Baseball Cards & Chicano Pop Art
1:15 Shannon Drayer, KIRO Radio – Q&A With The Mariners’ Clubhouse Insider
2:05 Break
2:10 Rob Garratt - “Home Team: The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants”
• Rob’s book will be available for purchase ($24).
3:00 Break
3:05 Billy Mac - “My Oh My: The Dave Niehaus Story”
• Billy’s book will be available for purchase ($25 softback; $40 hardback)
3:50 Break
4:00 William Christ – Motorcycling To All 30 MLB Ballparks
5:00 Adjourn to the Nickerson Street Saloon, 318 Nickerson Street

Hi SABR Members-

We are approaching our spring meeting, Saturday, May 6, at the Seattle Pacific University Ames Library seminar room. The Ames Library is at 3307 3rd Ave. West, Seattle WA 98119. The seminar room is on the second floor.

Here is some logistical driving/parking assistance from our resident SPU host, Professor Bill Woodward: "Access free parking from W Dravus St, three blocks south from the traffic signal at 3rd W and W Nickerson, as shown at http://spu.edu/info/maps/index.asp (Lot #45). The Ames Library is immediately adjacent (Bldg #14); the Seminar Room is on the 2nd floor."

The meeting will go from 12:00 – 4:00 PM. We will finish an hour earlier than usual to allow ourselves ample time to get to the ballgame. Please plan to stay until the end to hear all four of our great speakers. Here is the tentative agenda:

12:00 Call to Order, Announcements, Introductions
12:20 Ryan Divish - Q&A with the Seattle Times’ Mariners Beat Writer
1:15 Chuck Putnam – World Series Trifecta
2:00 Break
2:10 Steve Steinberg – Urban Shocker: Silent Hero of Baseball’s Golden Age
3:00 Mark Armour – 1969: The Year of Miracles
4:00 Adjourn

Hello NWSABR

Many teams will hold their first full workouts the day of our Oregon meeting, Saturday 2/18.
The place: Living Savior Lutheran Church, 8740 SW Sagert St., Tualatin. If you haven’t been here before, it’s close to the Nyberg Road exit (289) off of I-5 and there are plenty of places to get take out between the freeway and the church.
The time: 12 PM to 5 PM