Cranberry Township Historical Society


March Program - Annual Meeting: Take Me Out to the Ballgame

In hopes of having better weather for the annual meeting, the board has decided to move it back one month. You may recall on February 16, 2014, our 25th anniversary, we had 16 people in attendance due to a nasty snow storm that kept many people off the road. This year the annual meeting will be held on Sunday March 22, 2015 at 2pm and the April General Membership meeting will be moved to May 17, 2015.

The program is entitled "Take Me Out to the Ballgame". Our speaker is Jim Haller of the Heintz History Center. Please join us on Sunday March 22, 2015 at 2pm in the Council Chambers of the Cranberry Township Municipal Center located at 2525 Rochester Road. Read on to the speaker bio below for details on Jim's program. The program is free to the public and we will provide light snacks and refreshments. One lucky guest will win a pair of Pirate tickets (CTHS board members excluded).

Speaker Bio: Jim Haller has logged nearly 1,000 hours at the Heinz History Center where he serves in many capacities: as a Concierge for special programs and events; as a Docent for both school and adult tours both at the History Center in the Strip District and the Ft. Pitt Museum at the Point; and as a Heinz History Center Ambassador who takes our stories on the road.

Jim is a long-standing and highly respected member of SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research, and he is a fountain of information on America’s favorite pastime. His presentation, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” is about growing up in Pittsburgh and following the Pittsburgh Pirates. It is a joy for all those who remember the World Series winning teams of 1960, 1971, and 1979. But Jim also taps into the boyhood memories of growing up on Pittsburgh’s North Side and following teams that did not make the Pennant race – when the real joy in baseball was found in a neighborhood pick-up game.

Jim came to the History Center five years ago with a rich history of service both in the Navy and thirty-five years in restaurant management, from which he retired in 2005. Jim and his wife Barbara live in Shaler Township and have been married for over 40 years, raising two daughters, and now enjoying time with four grandchildren.

We are so proud to have Jim Haller as a member of the Heinz History Center team where he does such a fine job of sharing the rich baseball history of Pittsburgh, home of the first World Series game way back in 1903. We invite everyone to learn more at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum; and if you reserve a tour guide for your group, you just might get very lucky and have Jim Haller as your Docent.


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