Carlsbad Signs Two For Longhorn Club
CARLSBAD, Jan. 20. —Purchase of two more players by the Potashers, Carlsbad's new entry in the Class C Longhorn League, has been announced by Manager Pat McLaughlin.
The two, both from Victoria, B. C., in the Class A Western International League, are Third Baseman John Treece, who hit .275 last season, and Pitcher P. Wisneski, a limited service player with a 5-4 won-loss record last season.
Jim Clark Said Sold to Calgary
[Victoria Colonist, Jan. 21, 1953]
Reg Patterson, business manager of the Victoria Tyees, stated that he had no player news last night after he returned from a two-day Western International Baseball League meeting at Vancouver, but a Canadian Press report stated that Calgary Stampeders had purchased two players.
The report said that the Tyees had sold Jim Clark, all-star shortstop to the Alberta club but did not name the second player. It is believed, however, that he is Chuck Abernathy, regular first baseman of last season’s league champions.
Patterson was not available for comment after the CP report had been received but it is known that Clark and Abernathy were for sale if the Tyees could get their asking price and that Edmonton was interested in both players. John Ducey, business manager of the Edmonton club, and Patterson discussed the possible sale last week end, while Ducey was in Victoria.
Another report from the WIL meeting was that Amby Moran, veteran umpire, has his mind set on a comeback and that he might return to the WIL next season.
NON WIL MINOR LEAGUE NEWS
Georgia Baseball Team Named 'Ikes'
By United Press
AUGUSTA, Ga., Jan. 20.—Augusta's baseball team became the "Ikes" today as its namesake became president of the United States.
Owners of the South Atlantic League club said the name was changed from the Tigers to the Ikes to bring a change of luck.
The name recognizes that President Eisenhower has indicated he will make his “Little White House” in Augusta.