20-Year Old Rookie Inks WIL Contract
KENNEWICK, Wash., Dec. 20—Dick Richards, general manager of the Tri-Cities Braves, announced today that he had signed Ted Hussey, Spokane, to a Western International League baseball contract. Hussey will report to the Braves in Lindsey, Calif., during the latter part of March to start training.
The 6' 4" 20-year old college athlete is expected to strengthen the Braves pitching staff considerably. Hussey is a right-hander, both on the mound and at the plate. He is reported to have an extremely fast ball.
During his high school career at Medical Lake Hussey garnered four letters in baseball and four in basketball as well as two in football. Now a student at Whitworth college. Ted has earned two letters in baseball, his favourite sport.
"This is what I've always wanted to do," Hussey said. "Ever since I started to play baseball I've wanted to go up to the major leagues and this looks like an ideal opportunity." Baseball scouts from both St. Louis teams and from the Brooklyn Dodgers have offered Hussey contracts.
"But I think I'll have a better chance of getting the right start and seasoning on my own, without jumping into a majoe league farm system," the 190 pounder said.