Saturday, 8 September 2007

Bill Brenner's Replacement in Vancouver

Schuster Seeks Berth
SEATTLE, Dec. 16 (UP)—Bill Schuster, infielder for the Seattle Rainiers of the Pacific Coast league, who was handed an outright release, was reported Saturday negotiating for a manager's berth with the Vancouver, B. C. team of the Class "B" Western International league.
The popular 36-year-old infielder also played with Los Angeles in the PCL and with the Chicago Cubs in the National league.

Caps Post Still Empty
SEATTLE, Dec. 19— The Seattle Baseball club is having trouble helping the Vancouver Capilanos fill their vacant managerial post. Three candidates have been proposed — two have declined and the third is doubtful.
Earl Sheely, general manager of the Pacific Coast league club, said the latest refusal came from Catcher Bill Salkeld. Infielder Tony York rejected this offer earlier. Both said they prefer to continue playing in faster leagues.
Still a possibility, but also believed shopping for a Coast league berth, is shortstop Bill Schuster.

Schuster Named Vancouver Boss
VANCOUVER, B. C., Dec 23 (UP) —Fun-loving Bill Schuster, former Seattle and Los Angeles infielder, has been signed to manage the Vancouver Capilanos of the Western International Baseball League it was announced today.
Vancouver general manager Bob Brown said Schuster, 36, would be a playing manager. While Brown did not disclose salary details he said "he almost priced me out of the league."
Schuster, whose clowning antics added many a grey hair to the heads of his managers was released by Seattle at the end of the 1950 season.
He broke in with Scanton in 1935, later going to Montreal and Toronto before coming to Seattle in 1940 He went from Seattle to Los Angeles and in 1944 to the Chicago Cubs. He returned to the Angels in 1946 and to Seattle in 1949.

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