Wenatchee Star Joins Coast Guard
OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 31 — Infielder Don Fracchia of the Oakland Acorns has enlisted in the Coast Guard and leaves Friday for training, the Pacific Coast League club announced Wednesday night.
Fracchia, a former St. Mary's college star, played most of last year with Wenatchee, the Oaks' farm club in the Western International league.
Rainiers Call on Nicholas
SEATTLE, Feb 13—George Nicholas of "no-hit, no-run" fame in the Western International league last year has moved up the baseball ladder. The ex-Vancouver hurler is to report for
spring training with the Seattle Rainiers. Nicholas threw his no-no game at Spokane May 16 over the full 9-inning route.
SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 24 — The Salt Lake City Bees today traded Tommy O'Laughlin, hard-hitting outfielder, to Victoria of the Class B Western International Baseball league.
Salem WIL Club Trades For Two
SALEM, Ore., Feb. 27—The Salem Senators of the Western International baseball league Tuesday traded outfielder Bob Cherry to Salt Lake City of the Pioneer eague for an inflelder and an outfielder.
Business manager Mike Radan said the Senators obtained outfielder Wally Yonamine and infielder Glen Tuckett in the deal.
Yonamine, a 25-year-old native of Hawaii, hit .335 in the Pioneer circuit last season.
Yakima Appoints Business Manager
YAKIMA, Wash., March 2 (UP) —Frederick Mercy, Jr., president of the Yakima baseball club of the Western International league, today announced appointment of Lee Riley, Jr., of Yakima, as that club's business manager.
Riley has been employed for the past several years by the Mercy theatre interests.
Braves Sign New Pitcher
KENNEWICK, March 5—August Zande became the sixth Tri-City pitcher to agree to terms for the 1951 season.
Zande wired Dick Richards, general manager, he would report for spring training April 1.
The 6-foot right hander is the property of the St. Louis Cardinals and has had experience in the Texas and Western leagues. He is an experienced hurler and has been used chiefly by the Cards to help their teams in pennant drives. He lives in Upper Lake, N. Y.
Other pitchers signed are Lou McCollum, Cy Greenlaw, Dick Stone, Ken Michelson and Harold
Spokane Signs Bishop
SPOKANE, March 6 — Dick Bishop, right-hander who won 15 games and lost 14 for Spokane in the Western International league last year, has signed for another season wiih the Indians.
Bishop is the fifth pitcher from the 1950 lineup to rejoin the Indians, the club said Tuesday.
Others are John Conant, Ward Rockey, Wayne Brock and Bob Roberts.
Capilanos Sign New Pitcher
VANCOUVER, B. C., Mar. 14 — When Vancouver Capilanos of the Western International Baseball league head for spring training at Penticton, B. C. March 30, a lanky, supple-armed pitching newcomer will be added to the fold.
Don Tisnerat, latest addition to the Capllano payroll, was purchased from Yuma of the Class C Arizona-Texas league, wherehe won 18 and lost 18 last season.
Manager Bob Brown may have cause to worry because the six foot, one Inch, 175 pounder is only 21 years old—the U.S. Army can get him.
Capilanos Buy New Outfielder
VANCOUVER, B. C., March 20 (UP) — Acquisition of outfielder Stanley Budin from San Bernadino was announced here today by Vancouver Capilano General Manager Bob Brown.
Budin hit .31 in the Class "C" Sunset league last year and will report for Vancouver's Western International league spring training opening at Penticton, B. C., March 29, Brown said.