Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Vanni Almost Signed

Edo Vanni Will Be Manager of Tri-City Club
KENNEWICK, Mon., Jan. 26— Edo Vanni, veteran Seattle outfielder, will be named playing-manager of the Tri-City Braves as soon as official word of his release by the Vancouver Capilanos is received here, Len Monheimer, the Braves' general manager, disclosed Monday night.
Vanni finished out the season last year as manager of the Vancouver club in the Western International Baseball League. But Dewey Soriano, the Caps' new general manager, announced recently Vanni would not be signed as pilot for the 1953 campaign.
Monheimer made his disclosure at the annual stockholders' meeting of the Tri-City Athletic Association, which will take over shortly as new owner of the Braves.
Vanni saw service with the Seattle Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League for several seasons in the early '40s and has been with a number of WIL clubs in recent years.

Dewey Sells Whyte, Moore To Tri-City
[Vancouver Province, Jan. 27, 1953]
There’s room for two more new faces on the 1953 Caps’ roster today.
General Manager Dewey Soriano, continuing his house-cleaning, announced that pitcher Bill Whyte and infielder Jimmy Moore had been sold to the Tri-City Braves of the WIL.
Whyte, a Vancouver boy currently attending UBC, saw little service last year, winning three and losing two. Moore, in 35 games as an infield fill-in, hit .263.
Their departure brings to six the number of 1952 Caps Soriano has cut loose. The list includes outfielder Bob McGuire, who didn’t report last year. The others: Manager Edo Vanni, pitcher Ed Locke, and infielder Ray Tran.

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