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NWSABR Member Bill Mullins Published in Pacific Northwest Quarterly (Summer 2009)
Written by Tim Herlich   
An article written by NWSABR Chapter Member Bill Mullins, titled 'Not Quite Big League: The Pilots and Seattle in the 1960s' was published in the Pacific Northwest Quarterly Summer 2009 issue. 
Pacific NW Quarterly Summer 2009 Cover - Sick Stadium, Seattle

Pacific NW Quarterly Summer 2009 Cover - Sick Stadium, Seattle

As you can see, the cover of the PNQ features a picture of Seattle's Sicks' Stadium on the front.  Unfortunately, the article is not available online, but you can find the Pacific Northwest Quarterly at a local library (Seattle Central Library or a university library is most likely to have it).  You can also order a copy of this issue (Volume 100 Number 3 Summer 2009) using this form (cost is $7 for a single issue or $5 for a photocopy of the article only).

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 January 2010 17:04
November 7, 2009 - Seattle, WA
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The Northwest Regional Chapter of SABR (NWSABR) met on Saturday, November 7, 2009, from 12:15pm until just after 5pm at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). More than thirty (30) members and guests were in attendance, including students from host Bill Woodward’s SPU class on the History of Baseball.

Speakers included special guests Pat Gillick (former General Manager of various ML teams including the Seattle Mariners) and Steve Cox (Seattle Pilots documentary filmmaker), as well as NWSABR members Bill Woodward, Monica Nucciarone, and John Henshell.

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 February 2010 15:19
New members since July
Written by NWSABR Chapter   

We welcome the following individuals who have joined the NWSABR chapter since July 1, 2009:

Name Home Joined SABR Joined NWSABR
Barney Terrell Campbell CA 06/25/07 07/02/09
Joshua Folk Kirkland WA 07/08/09 07/08/09
Stephanie Vardavas Portland OR 08/02/05 08/05/09
John Banks Victoria BC 08/07/09 08/07/09
Tom Devlin Aumsville OR 01/01/86 08/17/09
Ted Noon Spokane WA 08/17/09 08/17/09
Silas Shaaker Hillsboro OR 01/01/91 09/08/09
Bob McCoy Aloha OR 09/08/09 09/08/09
Joseph Merkel Bonney Lake WA 09/10/09 09/10/09
Anthony Gentile Beaverton OR 09/21/09 09/22/09
Jamie Campbell Seattle WA 10/24/09 10/27/09
Richard Bologna Edmonds WA 11/02/09 11/02/09
Last Updated on Friday, 06 November 2009 10:43
Former Board Member, NWSABR Chapter President Andresen Loses Battle with Cancer
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Paul Andresen, a giant in the NWSABR chapter, serving as president three times, and as secretary/treasurer for the past 10 years or more, lost his battle with cancer on August 26. He was 62.

Paul was a regular attendee from the start of the NWSABR Chapter in 1981. The core group has evolved over the years, but Paul was the only constant--certainly Paul attended more chapter meetings than anyone else by a factor of two. He was a beloved figure.

Paul served on the SABR board for four years as treasurer (1995-99). He wrote articles for both of the Deadball books. He presented at many chapter meetings and at at least one National. He served on the nominating committee for a few years, and a few other national committees as well. He attended 16 SABR nationals. Paul loved SABR.

Paul loved baseball at all levels. He loved the Dodgers from boyhood, the Mariners since their existence (he was in Seattle at the time), the Eugene Emeralds and the Oregon State Beavers. He volunteered in the press box at the OSU game for many years, and one of his happiest moments was his trip to the College World Series in 2007, the second of the Beavers two championships. He and Kip Carlson published a great book a few years ago on the history of the Portland Beavers of the PCL.

Paul loved people,though not in the sense that phrase is normally used. People amused Paul, and he loved watching and talking about them. Though he never gambled, he loved Las Vegas, which was filled with people who amused him. Paul's full life included many close friends from different circles. Besides the SABR convention, his other annual event was the Burning Man Festival in the Nevada desert, for which he and his friends would spent weeks building a booth and costumes around some humorous (and politically-incorrect) theme.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie, three grown sons, and a grandson--a very close family. Debbie, went to several SABR conventions with Paul, and was well known by many. His only sibling, Marc, is a pastor in town and also very close to Paul.

August 15, 2009 - Vancouver BC
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Approximately thirty NWSABR members and guests attended the meeting, which was held at Nat Bailey Stadium courtesy of Vancouver Canadians owner and SABR member Jake Kerr.  Featured guests were Ossie Chavarria and John Haar, pictured below.  Chavarria was a former utility man for the Kansas City A's and Vancouver Mounties who also enjoyed a long career as an umpire.  John was a standout UBC athlete, spent time in the minors for SF and NYY, and has contributed immensely to baseball in Canada.  Both received universal acclaim from a very appreciative audience as two of the best speakers we've had.
John Harr and Ossie Chavarria

John Harr and Ossie Chavarria

After the meeting, many gathered at the residence of Max Weder and Jennifer Ettinger for a social BBQ, then returned to Nat Bailey to watch the Canadians come from behind in the bottom of the ninth to beat Tri-City 6 to 5.  All in all, a great day of baseball and comradery!  Thanks to Max Weder and Kit Krieger for organizing the entire event.


Last Updated on Friday, 06 November 2009 09:42
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