Alan Strange to Manager Spokane
SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 1—Alan Strange, former St. Louis Browns and Pacific Coast league baseball player, was today named manager of the Spokane Indians for the 1950 season.
Spokane is a member of the Class B Western International baseball league.
Strange, manager of Bremerton, Wash., in the same league for four years, succeeds Jim Brillheart at Spokane. Brillheart was released after a single year witli Spokane. His team finished third.
Strange Seeks Club Hookup
SPOKANE, Dec. 2 — Alan Strange, new manager of the Spokane Western International League Indians, headed east for the minor league baseball meeting yesterday—hoping to line up
one or more limited working agreements with major league outfits.
Spokane hasn't had a big league tieup since 1947 when it operated under an agreement with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Strange blew into town from the coast but only stayed long enough who came here tosign a 1950 contract with owner Roy Hotchkiss, owner of the Western International league club.
He then took off for Baltimore to attend the minor league meeting that starts Monday.
"We do not want a full working agreement with any club," said Strange. "We want an agreement whereby we can get a player or two or a dozen, depending on our needs. It's possible that we may make agreements with several organizations."
"You can call my trip East a 'shopping tour,'" he grinned.
TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 5.—Jim Brillheart, recently deposed manager of the Spokane Indians, was signed Monday to pilot the Tacoma Tigers of the Western International Baseball League next season.