Sunday, 5 August 2007

Pre-Season - March 30-31, 1950

Wenatchee Ball Manager Is Ill
OLIVER, B.C., March 31.—(UP)—Wenatchee Chiefs' baseball team Manager Tommy Thompson has been stricken with an infected throat but still was able to direct his Western International League squad through its second intra-squad game of spring training yesterday.
Following the contest, Thompson announced his pitchers for the weekend series with the Vancouver Capilanos would be righthanders Howie Davos, Wendall Clifton and Alton Lee with southpaws Leroy Stevens, Tom Bresinger and Pete Younie. Each will work three innings.
The Caps and Chiefs meet here Saturday and at Penticton, B.C., Sunday.

Salem Trains At Corvallis
SALEM, March 31—The Salem Senators are now at spring training at nearby Corvallis with over 40 aspirants in camp. Few are holdovers from the 1949 Western International League team, however.
Working out daily under new Senator Ad Liska are the following men:
Pitchers Bill Osborn, John Burak, Bob Stevenson and Ken Wyatt, who have worn Senator spangles before; Ludwig Lew, obtained from the Cincinnati chain; Stan Gilson, 14-game winner with Klamath Falls last season; and rookies Ken Courtin, Walt Lord, Fred Owens, Gene Valentine, Dick Walbet, Vic Wiletjo, Bill Parrish, Joe Alexander, Charles Indermuehle, Tom Payne and Len Nurrall.
Catchers are Bill Beard, the club manager last year, Buster McMillan, Tom Entwhistle, Bill Courahe and Neal McInnis. Outfielder are Claude Buckley, Mel Wasley, Orrin Snyder and Hal Zurcher, who were with Salem last season, and rookie Marv Diercks. Infielders are Dick Bartle and Wayne Peterson, holdovers, Bob Haddock and Nick Nuil, up from the Cal State League and rookies Ted Yeamans, George Sprick, Joe Kronberg and Stover Paulus.
Liska expects additional help from the Portland Beavers later on.
The Senators open a ten-game exhibition schedule with Oregon State and Corvallis next Friday. They open WIL play at Salem with Tacoma April 18.

Rain Limits Indian Drills
LEWISTON, Idaho, Apr. 1—Rain by the buckets forced the Spokane Indians to continue their spring baseball training inside Friday.
The tribe was scheduled to meet Northern Idaho College of Education in the first practice game but took to a gymnasium for calisthenics instead. Weather permitting, the Indians will play Great Falls of the class C Pioneer league Saturday. Great Falls is also training here.
The Indians open the Western International league season at home April 18 against Victoria.

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