Saturday, 4 October 2008

WIL 1945 Fall Meeting Preview

Victoria Will Seek Entry in Pro Ball Loop
TACOMA, Wash., Sept. 15—Team membership in the class “B” Western International Baseball League, scheduled to re-open next Spring, is expected to be decided at a meeting of franchise holders here tomorrow.
The decision on the league’s geography is up to the holdover franchise owners from the 1942 season, Roger W. Peck, Tacoma; William Ulrich, Spokane; Robert Brown, Vancouver; and William Klepper, representing the Pacific Coast League club which has taken over the Salem, Ore., holdings.
Robert B. Abel, league president, has been assured that Victoria, B.C., and Yakima will have representatives present ready to meet conditions for entry into the league, and the St. Louis Cardinals will make a bid in behalf of Wenatchee.
Bellingham and various other points were reported earlier as interested in joining the circuit, but Abel said he had received no additional word from them.
A half dozen coast and major clubs are expected to have representatives at the meeting.
In addition to the circuit makeup, league deposits, salary limits and other matters are slated to be discussed.

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