Thursday, 13 March 2008

Harvey Storey Agrees to Manage Capilanos

[Vancouver Province, March 4, 1953]
Harvey Storey, former Vancouver Senior League, Western International League and Coast League star, will be the new manager of the Vancouver Capilanos.
Storey has agreed to terms with Dewey Soriano, Caps’ general manager, and Bill Starr, San Diego president, who owned Storey’s contract, has released him to Vancouver for “a consideration.”
Storey, 37 this year, will be a playing manager. Soriano plans to use him at third base. The long-time Coast Leaguer, who led that league in batting in 1945, was out of baseball last year when he refused to leave the Pacific Coast. Storey lives at Forest Grove, Oregon.
Storey, who battled Coley Hall down to the wire for the league batting championship when he played for Arnold and Quigley here in 1936, later played for Tacoma in the WIL and was a long-time Coast Leaguer. He had a shot at the major leagues when the Chicago Cubs bought him in 1941.

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