[Victoria Colonist, March 6, 1946]
Reg Patterson, Popular playing coach of last season’s championship Victoria Machinery Depot baseball nine, who yesterday was named business manager of the Victoria Athletics, local entry in the Western International Baseball League. A veteran of 15 years’ actual playing experience, Patterson broke into the diamond pastime at Alberni in 1930 and played with Port Alberni Elks in the old Vancouver Island League and later the Comox-Alberni circuit. He came to Victoria five years ago and played one season with the Eagles before joining the shipbuilders, with which team he was a regular member for the past four seasons. Patterson’s appointment was announced last night by Laurel Harney, manager of the Victoria Athletics. He will commence his new duties about March 15.