Saturday, 8 September 2007

Salem, Yakima Get New GMs

Hugh Luby Will be Salem's Manager
SALEM, Ore., Dec. 27—Hugh Luby, for many seasons a steady second baseman in the Pacific Coast League and major leagues, was named manager of the Salem Senators of the Western International Baseball League Wednesday.
Luby and club presentative Dewey Soriano met with the Salem board of directors three hours before the announcement.
The 36 year old former infielder, who lives in Oakland, played for several years with the San Francisco Seals. He has managerial experience at New Orleans in the Southern Association. He will take over both general manager and player-manager duties shortly after January 1st.
The Salem Club hired another California man. Mike Radan, Sacramento, will be in charge of office affairs.

Brenner New Yakima Boss
YAKIMA, Dec. 27—President Frederick Mercy Jr., of the Yakima Bears Wednesday night announced the appointment of Bill Brenner as general manager of the Yakima baseball club.
Brenner will also take over the player-manager duties of the Western International league club.
Brenner had served the past four years as pilot of the Vancouver Capilanos, directing them to the pennant in 1947 and to a second place finish in 1949. Brenner expects to move here from Olympia next week to assume his new duties.
As field leader, Brenner fills the vacancy created when the parent San Francisco Seals elevated Joe Orengo, 1949-50 pilot, to the position of business manager of the Coast league club.

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