Cec Garriott Will Return
VICTORIA, Dec. 3, 1952—Victoria Tyees of the Western International Baseball League have signed player-manager Cece Garriott for another season.
Business manager Reg Patterson Wednesday announced from Phoenix, where both are attending the meetings of the National Association, that Garriott had signed his contract.
Outside of that report, there was little Western International League news today.
The Tri-City Athletic Association announced that it had purchased the Tri-City Braves for $26,000 and will operate the club in the W.I.L. next season. All stock was purchased from general manager Dick Richards and notes were given to the other major stockholders, who own one-seventh interest.
Tri-City fans collected $12,000 toward the purchase. The association will start another drive to raise $28,000 to provide working capital and to pay off some of the notes.
Wenatchee Chiefs made the only other news by announcing that catcher Walt Pocekay had been sold to the San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League.
Padres Buy Pocekay From Wenatchee
PHOENIX, Dec. 3—Pacific Coast League clubs indulged in a little more player dealing Wednesday.
The San Diego Padres obtained catcher Walt Pocekay from the Western International League, where he hit .353 at Wenatchee last season.
McCormick Inked As Chiefs' Boss
PHOENIX, Ariz., Dec. 3— Mike McCormick, former major league outfielder, was signed Tuesday to manage Wenatchee of the Western International League.
McCormick, who played with
Wenatchee last year, was signed as a playing manager.