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Get Your Off Season Baseball Fix…

calendarIt has been just over a month ago since the Boston Red Sox won the World Series, and 2014 spring training is still 87 days away.  However, don’t despair! There are upcoming baseball events in our area:

Thursday, December 12, 2013: Pulitzer Prize winning author, Doris Kearns Goodwin will be in Nashville discussing her latest book, “The Bully Pulpit”.  The event takes place at Montgomery Bell Academy at 6:15 PM.  You may remember Ms. Goodwin from her interviews on Ken Burns’ PBS Special, “Baseball” and as author of “Wail Till Next Year” about her family’s love for the Brooklyn Dodgers when she was a young girl.

I’m not sure that Ms. Goodwin will be speaking about baseball, but we all know from her appearance on PBS that she is an interesting author. Take a copy of her book, I’ll bet she’ll be happy to sign it!

Thursday, January 23, 2014: The Nashville Old Timers Baseball Association will hold their 76th annual banquet at the Millennium Maxwell House. Former New York Yankees second baseman and 1960 World Series MVP Bobby Richardson will be the speaker.

Tickets are $50.00 each; let me know if you are interested. Better yet, get a group of 10 and be recognized with your own table!

Saturday, January 25, 2014: Fifth annual SABR Day. Our Grantland Rice-Fred Russell chapter will meet at Shelby Park in east Nashville in the “Junie” McBride Old Timers board room from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

The Old Timers Nashville Amatueur Baseball Hall of Fame is displayed there. Guests are always welcome at SABR chapter events.

Friday, April 4, 2014: The 19th Annual Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture will be held at MTSU in Murfreesboro. The luncheon speaker is former Kansas City Royals star Willie Wilson.

Would you consider joining the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR)? No matter whether your interest is baseball research, history, or whether you need your statistics fix, SABR is for you. The research opportunity is almost unlimited, and the friends you’ll meet are great! Check us out here:  http://sabr.org/content/frequently-asked-questions.

For more information about SABR or any of these events, email: skip@sulphurdell.com

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Old Timers Baseball Scholarships To Be Awarded

For the past 15 years the Nashville’s Old Timers Baseball Association has presented over $250,000 in scholarships to worthy high school senior baseball players from the Nashville area. Scholarships are awarded based on grades, need, community involvement and baseball participation and are a way for the organization to help defray some of the education costs for a special group of young men.

CreedFunds are raised at the annual Old Timers scramble golf tournament held each September, and scholarships are awarded at the annual banquet.  Scheduled for Thursday, January 23, 2014, at the Millennium Maxwell House near downtown, the banquet is expected to draw 600 attendees. It will be the 76th annual Old Timers banquet.

Former New York Yankees second baseman and 1960 World Series Most Valuable Player Bobby Richardson will be the  speaker.

A scholarship application is available for download at http://www.otbaseball.com.  If you are a coach or guidance counselor at a high school in the Nashville area, would you discuss this with your senior ball players, be sure that each one receives a copy, and encourage them to apply? If you are a parent or family friend, your encouragement would be appreciated, too.

The application deadline is December 15, 2013.

There is nothing more exciting than to give funds to those who are qualified to receive scholarships, and the Old Timers group will soon be going through the applications to determine those who are best served!

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