[Victoria Colonist, Feb. 21, 1953]
Victoria baseball fans will have to get to the games earlier when the Tyees open the Western International League season against Spokane Indians April 23.
Tyee business manager Reg Patterson announced yesterday that the starting time for evening games in the Spokane series has been advanced to 7:30 p.m. because of the cool weather in the late part of April evenings. Starting time of the Saturday afternoon game has also been set ahead to 2 p.m. to give fans ample opportunity to get home for supper and back for the arc tilt.
If the early starting time proves popular, it will be used for other games during the season.
Patterson also announced receipt of a phone call from outfielder Bob Moniz yesterday. Moniz has agreed to contract terms and is eager to return to Victoria if he does not stick in a tryout with Portland Beavers.
Las Vegas of the Southwest International League has offered to sell two players named Taylor and Ciardy to the Tyees. Nothing is known about the players except that their averages were .346 and .330, respectively, last season and Tyees would like to take a look at them before making any commitments.
A campaign will be launched next week to sell 10,000 tickets for the opening game. Full details will be announced later but it is believed that lucky numbers will be drawn at the opening game with several season passes to be given away.