Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Bolyard Leaves Victoria Athletics

Earl Bolyard to Manage S.L. Bees
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 17—Earl Bolyard, tabbed as 1950 manager for the Newark Bears of the
International League, instead will direct the Salt Lake City Bees of the Pioneer baseball league.
Bolyard's appointment as Salt Lake City manager was announced today by General Manager Claude Engberg.
Engberg said Bolyard was signed by Salt Lake City after the New York Yankees decided to sell their Newark franchise.
Bolyard has been a member of the New York Yankees' farm system for 18 years. In 1946 and 1947 he managed the Twin Fulls Cowboys, Yankees' Pioneer league farm team. He was at Norfolk, Va. in 1948 and midway through the 1949 season, he was shifted to the Victoria, B. C., club of the Western International league.
"Bolyard was highly recommended to Bert by Casey Stengel, George Weiss and Joe Devine of the Yankees," Engberg said. "They call him one of America's greatest baseball teachers."
"In addition, Bert was impressed by Earl's interest in teaching boys. Bolyard is convinced there is baseball talent in Utah and all it needs is teaching and development."
Engberg said that Dunne has contacted all major league clubs in an effort to learn what Utah boys they have in their farm chains. It is Dunne's ambition, Engberg said, to get as many Utah boys as possible on the Bees roster.

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