Fred Mercy Jr. Among Baseball Club Backers
YAKIMA, Sept. 29—Fred Mercy Jr., Yakima theatre man and sportsman, is leading a movement in that city for a franchise in the Western International Baseball League in 1946.
Yakima was in the loop prior to its wartime recessing and is understood to be viewed as a highly desirable spot in which to field a club again.
Holdover clubs from the previous circuit are Tacoma, Spokane, Vancouver, B.C., and Salem. Victoria was recently voted the fifth spot and now Wenatchee, Yakima and Bremerton are reported bidding for a sixth. A meeting in Seattle is scheduled today to complete the roster of the league, which played as a Class B organization previously.