It is our Fall 2014 Sabr meeting where we celebrate and honour the 100 year anniversary of Babe Ruth's First Professional Homerun in history that occured on Halan's Point on our Toronto Islands as a member of the Providence Grays vs Toronto Maple Leafs.
Guest speakers to include:
Jerry Amernic is the author of several books, both fiction and non-fiction, and a contributor to newspapers and magazines. He has been a Sunday columnist with The Toronto Sun, and a correspondent with other dailies such as The Toronto Star, National Post and Ottawa Citizen. He has been an instructor of Journalism and Writing at several colleges, and is an experienced speaker and media trainer. Jerry’s most recent book is DUTY – The Life of a Cop, which was a collaboration with Julian Fantino about Mr. Fantino’s life in law enforcement. He is the author of the baseball novel Gift of the Bambino, which inspired his research on Babe Ruth. He is currently writing a non-fiction book about the legacy of Ruth, titled Babe Ruth – Legacy of a Superhero, which will be released in Spring of 2016.
Louis Cauz is a journalist, author, historian and official scorer. During the 1950s World Series between Philadelphia and the Yankees, Louis sat by the teletype as they pumped out scores and statistics. He was hooked. He loved all sports, and while Louis says he wasn’t very good at playing them, sport reporting was his opportunity to participate and be the interpreter of a sporting event for the public.Two years later he moved to Toronto and joined the Globe and Mail where his career as a writer and reporter flourished. Louis had the opportunity to cover news and politics, but eventually made his way back to sports and started covering horse racing in the mid 60s. Some of his deepest memories include, witnessing Hank Arron tie Babe Ruth’s record, covering the Olympic Games in Munich, and being honoured with a Sovereign Award by The Jockey Club of Canada in 1984 for his book “The Plate: A Royal Tradition.” He has been an Official Scorer for the American League at the Rogers Centre since 1989.
SABR Executive to provide a full update on recent SABR conference in Houston with some interesting stories, facts and anecdotes.
Afterwards, we will be staying to watch the Red Sox and Jays game on TV.