Saturday, 4 October 2008

WIL Schedule Released

Capilanos Open Season in Spokane
[Vancouver News-Herald, Jan. 7, 1946]
Vancouver Capilanos will lose the bulk of their early season kinks on the road before they open at home, it was learned Saturday.
The Western International Baseball League directors met here to discuss setting league schedules and establishing admission prices for the revived class B circuit.
The Caps and the league’s other clubs will start the season on Friday, April 26th, with Sylvester Johnson’s charges opening at Spokane. Victoria will open at Wenatchee, Tacoma at Bremerton, and Salem at Yakima. Single games are scheduled for April 26th and doubleheaders Sunday the 28th.
With Monday an off-day, the teams will then shift, Vancouver going to Wenatchee, Victoria to Bremerton, Salem to Spokane and Tacoma to Yakima. The tentative schedule suggested for the loop, closed down by the war since 1942, will be played other than the opening two series. Opening day at Vancouver was not announced.
A day series, with doubleheaders on Sundays and holidays will rule, with split weeks when train conditions make them possible. Vancouver will play some Sunday dates at Seattle when the Coast League Rainiers are away. Admission prices throughout the league will be 75 cents for adults and 25 cents for children in the grandstand. Bleachers seats are 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children, all prices including tax.
The directors voted to follow the National Association on salary and player limits, with a salary limit of $300 not including the manager’s salary. The directors ruled that not more than two players may be carried at one time on the sick list.
Bob Brown expects to start spring training the first or second week of April, and hopes to pitch his tent at Sunnyside, Wash., site of former Capilano pre-season workouts. The last Cap squad trained at home.

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