Tyees Announce Campaign For Season Ticket Sales
[Victoria Colonist, Jan. 25, 1953]
It’s only about two months before spring training and Victoria Tyees are starting to get ready for the 1953 Western International League baseball season.
First player moves have long ago been started and this week the club hopes to get a big start through the advance sale of tickets.
Business manager Reg Patterson stated last night that the sale of books of tickets would started Wednesday with high school students again enlisted in the selling job at which they have done so well in the past.
Tickets will be sold in books of 11 for the price of 10. The sale of four books entitles each student to a student’s pass for the season and a chance at five prizes for top salesmen—or salesgirls.
There are two prizes for male students, two for female students and one open prize. The top male seller and the leading saleslady will both win a suit of clothes. The seller, male or female, ranking next, will win a mantle radio as the open prize. The other two prizes are either a glove or mitt and six pairs of nylons.
Books of tickets may be picked up at Royal Athletic Park every afternoon except Saturday between 3 and 5. The competition closes on April 23.
Meanwhile, there has been little to report on the player front. Patterson stated that the Tyees have a player coming from the Paris, Texas club to complete the sale of Hal Jackson and that Paris has offered the choice of two Cubans, a first baseman and a third baseman.
Patterson also stated that manager Cece Garriott has signed three or four players in Los Angeles for trials. Among them is a highly-rated third baseman who reportedly hit .346 for Las Vegas in the Southwest International League last season and is expected to replace John Treece.
There has been nothing further on the possible sale of shortstop Jim Clark but fan reaction has made it almost certain that Clark will remain here unless he sticks with Portland Beavers. The Tyees will also keep Don Pries if the hustling infielder doesn’t make it with the San Francisco Seals but there will be some changes.