Spokane Signs Richardson
SPOKANE, March 23 — The Spokane team of the Western International baseball league signed away several worries Friday as it added Ken Richardson, veteran of the 1949 Indian club, and former major leaguer.
Richardson's record shows him to be a long hitter and all-around player. He will play at third base for the Indians.
Manager Alan Strange said Richardson agreed to terms to a phone call from his Mission Beach, Calif., home.
Playing for Riverside in the Sunset league last year, he batted .278. He hit ten homers and led the league in walks with 111. While doubling as a pitcher he won two and lost two.
He batted .324 for Spokane in 1949 and banged out 34 home runs. He spent 16 years in the major and Coast leagues, playing for Seattle in 1948.
Richardson completes the Spokane infield. Strange hasn't made up his mind between Jim Wert and Art Worth for first. Jim Brown, from Stockton, will be on second and Wally Scott, ex-Salem player will be at shortstop.