I have a couple of speaking engagements at the end of this month that I'm very excited about and wanted to bring to your attention.
First, on Saturday, January 30th, I'll be talking about Chris Von der Ahe at the annual Hot Stove meeting of our local SABR chapter. If you plan on attending, you'll need to make reservations in advance by contacting Wayne Hebden at firstname.lastname@example.org. I've been a member of SABR for about ten years or so and have done a lot of fun work with the national committees but, in all honesty, this will be the first local meeting I've ever attended, so I'm really looking forward to it. The meeting is going to be held at Favazza's and doors will open at 11:30, with lunch at noon.
The next day, Sunday, January 31st, I'll be speaking at the Missouri History Museum about the 1875 baseball season in St. Louis. This is an event that ties in with their fantastic A Walk in 1875 St. Louis exhibit, showcasing the most wonderful Compton & Dry pictorial map. Their will be a presentation by the vintage ballplayers at 1:00 about how the game was played during that era and I'll be going on at 2:30 to talk about one of the most significant seasons in the history of St. Louis baseball. Lots of stuff about the Brown Stockings, Red Stockings, Blue Stockings, and our rivalry with Chicago. I'll probably even sneak in a little something about Von der Ahe for fun. It's free to attend and you can come out, walk through the exhibit, and listen to me prattle on for a bit.
I really do hope you all can come out because it's going to be a blast. And if you do, make sure you come up and say hello.