Thursday, 13 March 2008

First Half Schedule Favors Caps

[Vancouver Province, Feb. 24, 1953]
If home games mean anything, Vancouver Caps have a better chance of winning the first half of the 1953 Western International League schedule, which operates on a “split” basis this year.
The schedule, released today, has the Caps playing at home 40 games and 33 “away” games in the first half, which winds up July 2. The situation is reversed in the second half, which begins July 3 and ends September 8.
Winner of the first half meets the second half champion in a best-of-seven series, unless, of course, the same team wins both halves.
General manager Dewey Soriano says he’ll try something new this year—Friday double-headers instead of the Saturday twin bills. That will be after June 15, when the horse races start. Before that there’ll be the old split Saturday doubleheader, afternoon and night.
Vancouver and Victoria are parties to an unusual situation on May 18, the date set for celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s birthday this year. On that day, a Monday, the Caps play a 2 p.m. afternoon game at Victoria then the two clubs fly to Vancouver for an 8 p.m. game.

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