Saturday, 4 October 2008

Tacoma Ownership Change May Be Ahead

Dodgers, Seals, Seek Tacoma’s WIL Franchise
SEATTLE, Aug. 7—Brooklyn of the National League or San Francisco of the Pacific Coast circuit may acquire the Tacoma franchise in the Western International League, the Post-Intelligencer said Tuesday night it had learned from Roger Peck, present owner.
Peck was reported as admitting Tom Downey of the Brooklyn system had asked him if the club was available.
Peck said the Western International League would have six or eight clubs in 1946, the article said. It reported Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Wenatchee, Yakima, Lewiston, Idaho; Victoria and Bellingham were seeking berths in the loop. Only Tacoma, Spokane, Vancouver, B.C., and Salem now hold active franchises.

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