Victoria Club Signs Players
[Victoria Colonist, Feb. 6, 1946]
Manager Laurel Harney’s announcement yesterday that Al Raimondi, former Oakland relief twirler, had affixed his signature to a contract brings to four the number of players signed by the Victoria Athletics for the forthcoming Western International Baseball League pennant race.
Word of the acquisition in the Raimondi came right on the heels of the announcement that Frank Cirimele, second baseman with New Orleans last season, and Tony Moreno, California semi-pro, had signed their contracts. Fourth player in the fold is Stan Curry, young Victoria portsider, who was the first player to be signed by the local club.
Raimondi has been with the Oakland club for the past two seasons, serving mainly in relief roles. A sturdy righthander about 30 years of age, he is counted on to prove a valuable asset to the Victoria entry. Cirimele is expected to be the regular keystone guardian. He had a brief whirl with San Diego last year before moving to New Orleans and is reported to be a good base runner. Moreno is a promising young outfielder who swings from the right side.