Ad Liska Will Manage Salem In WI League
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 14—Ad Liska, who came within two games of winning 200 contests for the Portland Beavers in the Coast league, today became manager of the Salem club in the Class B Western International league.
William Mulligan, general manager of the Portland club, announced Liska's appointment to head the Portland farm club.
It meant the end of the veteran right-hander's quest for 200 Coast league wins. He started last season with 194 victories, but managed to win only four while losing 11.
Liska came to the Beavers in 1936. His record in the 14-year span encompassed 198 wins, 184 losses.
He still may get more victories in the Western International loop. Mulligan said that Liska, now 42, would be a playing manager.
Wenatchee Gets Manager
WENATCHEE, Wash., Jan. 21—Rupert Thompson, former major and Pacific Coast league outfielder slugger, will manage the Wenatchee Chiefs of the Western International league this summer.
Club officials announced his signing a contract Friday. He has managed in Salt Lake City in the Pioneer League the past three seasons and will be a playing manager.