Selectrics Look To Other Clubs for Help
BALTIMORE, Dec. 11 — Several teams have promised to help the Great Falls Selectrics in finding players for next year, General Manager Nick Mariana said.
Mariana, here for the minor league meetings said the Seattle Rainiers of the Pacific Coast league and the Vancouver club of the Western International league both have assured him they would help out wherever possible.
The Selectrics had a working agreement with Seattle during their first two seasons with the Pioneer league. The club cancelled that arrangement after the end of the 1949 season and sought to complete a tie-up with the Cleveland Indians of the American league.
The Indians announced this week they could not make such an arrangement this year. But Mariana reported "we may also receive some help from Cleveland, anyway. It depends upon whether or not the Indians will have a surplus of talent from the West Coast."
Mariana said the new Kennewick entry to the Western International league may assist the Great Falls club.
He emphasized that the Selectrics are in no desperate need of help, however. "We are in a much better position today on the matter of players than we were when we started the season in 1949," he said.