OK-SABR met at the Chisolm Trail Museum in Kingfisher at an event co-hosted with the museum spot-lighting its on-going exhibit featuring the life and times of Carl Mays, one-time Kingfisher resident and Major League pitcher. Mike Sowell, author of The Pitch That Killed, a detailed account of the story behind the pitch that killed Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman in August 1920. The event was also attended by members of the local community. In addition to Mr. Sowell’s remarks, Kyle Arrington, Mays’s grand-nephew, provided the group with further insight into Mays’s personality and the impact of the event on his (Mays’s) life.
The next OK-SABR chapter meeting will probably be in Tulsa at a date to be determined.
Hank Coiner’s book, containing a chapter on the 1921 Miami Indians and the Southwestern League is available for purchase from him for $10. For more information, contact Hank by e-mail at ‘coiner (at) cableone.net.