Saturday, 4 August 2007

Who Wants to Play in Spokane?

Spokane Indians Trim Three Vets Off Roster
SPOKANE, March 20 — Three veteran baseball players were trimmed from the roster of the Spokane Indians Monday—a roster that, so far, has only one name on the dotted line.
John Conant right handed pitcher, is the single player under contract for the Western International league team.
Manager Alan Strange announced Monday that outright releases have been given to Ken Richardson, third baseman; Jack Calvey, shortstop; and Tuck Stainback, centre fielder. All were regulars.

SPOKANE, Wash, March 22. (U.P.)—Former UCLA football and baseball star Skip Rowland today said he would pass up playing baseball with Spokane's Western International League baseball entry this season to work on his master's degree at the California school.

SPOKANE, March 22 — When the Spokane Indians open spring training Monday at Lewiston, Idaho, Pitcher Bill Werbowski will be among those present, Owner Roy Hotchkiss said. But Hotchkiss said the 20-game winner has not yet signed a contract. Werbowski, with a 20-11 record last year, has a total of 52 victories in three seasons with the Western International league club.

Spring Drills Indians Open
SPOKANE, March 27 — The Spokane Indians open spring baseball training at Lewiston, Idaho, today with a squad of 23 players, most of them rookies.
Manager Alan Strange said Saturday the team would work out twice a day to get ready for the Western International league opener here April 18 against Victoria.
They are Pitchers John Conant, Bill Werbowski, Jim Neeley, and Dick Bishop, catcher Joe Rossi and Ed Nulty, a utility infielder.
Strange said he expected other veterans to report before training ends April 16.
He listed as holdouts pitchers Ken Kimball and Lee Howard, infielder George Valine, and Paul Raby, who hit .340 as an outfielder last season.

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