[Victoria Colonist, March 4, 1953]
Victoria Tyees may have stellar shortstop Jim Clark back this season after all.
It was learned yesterday that Clark reported at the Portland Beaver training camp at Glendale, California, Sunday with his injured hand just out of a cast. He was told to rest his hand for another week and report to the Beavers again next week end.
If Clark does not stick with the Beavers he will be returned to the Tyees.
Sam Garbarino, newly-appointed general manager of the Beavers, stated that he was impressed with the showing of Bill Prior, former star of Victoria amateur baseball, at the Portland camp. He also named Ben Lorino, southpaw ace of last season’s Tyees, to start today’s exhibition game between the Beavers and San Francisco Seals.
Don Pries, meanwhile, phoned Tyee business manager Reg Patterson and informed him of four players he is bringing to Tyee training camp next month. They are catcher Nanny Tornay, a catcher and brother of former Yakima maskman Nino Tornay; a shortstop named Skulik, another infielder named Wainwright and an unidentified Negro outfielder who is reported to be a power hitter.
Manager Cec Garriott, meanwhile, has left for Sonoma, were he will open the ticket sale for the Tyee exhibition games with talks to the Kiwanis and Rotary clubs.