Dodges, Tribe, Aid Calgary
CALGARY, Dec. 13, 1952—Calgary’s new entry in the class A Western International Baseball League next season will have a working arrangement with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cleveland Indians and St. Louis Browns.
Norman Bus Lacey, club president who made the announcement on his return from the major-minor league meetings at Phoenix, Ariz., said Calgary had lines on six players in the Brooklyn organization, four from St. Louis and a couple from the Toronto Maple Leafs of the International League.
“We are now completing a deal for the outright purchase of two pitchers who were with the Spokane Indians of the WIL last year,” Lacey said. “We had an opportunity to form a working association with the New York Yankees but they wanted the pick of our team at the end of the season. We couldn’t think too much of that idea.”
Edmonton Baseball Promoter John Ducey announced earlier this week that his WIL club will have a working association with the Yankees.