If you’re in the Pacific NW, try and swing by.
The summer SABR meeting in Vancouver will again take place at Nat Bailey Stadium, Vancouve, from 1 to 3 on Saturday, August 15, 2009r. There will be a post-meeting BBQ hosted by Max Weder and Jennifer Ettinger, as well as a Vancouver Canadians baseball game that night.
We have confirmed that John Haar and Ossie Chavarria will be speaking at this year’s meeting. John was a standout UBC athlete, spent time in the minors for SF and NYY, and has contributed immensely to baseball in Canada. A full bio is here http://www.theballpark.ca/Haar.jpg
Ossie has had a long career in Vancouver baseball, as well as time in the major leagues with KC. A Vancouver Mounite, he later contributed to the game through a long career as an umpire. http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/chavaos01.shtml
Both these gentlemen have great stories to tell, and I hope you’ll find time to attend.
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