Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Yakima Swaps Players With Seattle Nine

Caps Obtain Bill Andring from Yakima
[Vancouver Province, Jan. 2, 1953]
Dewey Soriano, general manager of Vancouver Capilanos of the Western International Baseball League, started the New Year with his first player deal since taking over from Bob Brown yesterday.
The Caps obtained first baseman-outfielder Bill Andring from Yakima in exchange for Eddie Locke and Bob McGuire.
Andring hit .340 with Yakima last season before being called up by the parent San Francisco Seals. Locke toiled in the outfield and took a regular turn on the mound for the Capilanos.
“Andring is 25 years old,” said Soriano. “He’s a left-handed hitter. He’s also a graduate of the University of Washington.”
Soriano, who succeeded Brown when the latter replaced Bob Abel as president of the WIL last month, said it was the first of “quite a few deals.”
“There are several of last year’s club who don’t want to return to Vancouver,” he said.

YAKIMA, Jan. 2 (AP) — A two-for-one trade to send Bill Andring, Yakima first baseman and outfielder, to the Seattle Rainiers was announced here Friday.
It will be the Yakima youth's second chance in the Pacific Coast League, where he had a previous trial with San Francisco.
The Yakima management announced the Bear club will get Bob McGuire and Eddie Locke in the deal. Both have played for Vancouver, Seattle's Western International League farm club.
McGuire is the Yakima High School football coach. He is the baseball property of the Seattle club and played for Vancouver in 1951. He did not play last year. He is an outfielder.
Locke is a righthanded pitcher and pinch-hitter.
Andring hit over .340 in two of his three W. I. L. seasons.

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