Mack Chat 8/1/21 – Recap

By Steven Glassman

The following below is the August 1, 2021 SABR Connie Mack-Dick Allen Chapter Secretary’s Report:

Meeting began around 2:00 p.m. with eight people in attendance.

·         Rock Hoffman and Steven Glassman talked about the Trenton Thunder.

·         Paul Ember asked Steven about the Trenton Thunder Baseball card set.

·         Eric C. Gray from the SABR Lefty O’Doul Chapter wrote a book, Bases to Bleachers (Palmetto Publishing) (Self-Published).

o   Gray will talk about and share stories from his book on Sunday, August 22 at 306 Dickinson Avenue, in Swarthmore, PA (Public Reading at friend’s home in the daytime).

·         Steven talked about August 1 in Philadelphia Baseball History  (Secretary’s Note: I will e-mail a separate attachment about this date in Philadelphia Baseball History). This led to a discussion about…

o   Tug McGraw.

o   Curt Simmons in the military during second half of the 1950 season.

o   Meeting ballplayers in public places.

·         July 30 Trade Deadline thoughts

·         Thoughts on Giants and Phillies, MLB trades and outlooks

·         Eric shared some of the stories from his book with the chapter and answered questions from the chapter.


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