Yankees Drop 5 Farm Clubs
New York, Dec. 30.—The New York Yankees announced today they have lopped five clubs from their minor league farm system which now numbers 15.
The new set-up does not include Newark of the International League. The Bears are up for sale to the Chicago Cubs, who have an option until Jan. 15. Apparently, Yankee officials feel the deal will go through since Newark is not included in their 1950 plans.
Other clubs to be dropped are Augusta, Ga., of the Sally League; Manchester. Vt., New England League; Victoria, British Columbia, Western International League; and Ventura, Calif., California State League.
Should the Newark sale be completed, the Yankees would be left with only one Triple A farm club, Kansas City of the American Association.
The others range from Class AA down to Class D.