Sunday, November 25, 2007

Kewpie Dick Returns?

Barrett Ready to Pitch; A’s May Add Moundsman
[Victoria Colonist, July 4, 1951]
Will Dick Barrett, the deposed manager, come back to haunt Victoria Athletics as a pitcher before the end of the season?
Indications are that the roly-poly veteran will try to do just that—if he can convince some other club he can be of help.
Barrett worked out with the Yakima Bears before Monday afternoon’s game at Royal Athletic Park. He refused definite comment after the game, saying that he couldn’t say anything for a day or two, but strongly intimated he intends to do some pitching, something he failed to do for the A’s.
“You can get your life I’ll be pitching,” he said in a tone that boded no good for the A’s.
Barrett and his family left Victoria yesterday and it is believed he was bound for Yakima, where Vancouver Capilanos are now playing. A report has it that he would like to hook on with the Caps, where he will be playing for Bill Schuster, a former teammate at Seattle.
In the meantime, business manager Reg Patterson was trying hard to find a needed seventh pitcher for the A’s and believes he might have his man today. He is seeking the services of Bill Carr, a righthander recommended by a former W.I.L. owner.
Carr, who refused to go to the Pioneer League this year, has reportedly been playing semi-pro ball. He played with Pittsburgh and Marysville in the Far West League last season, where he compiled the fifth-best earned run average—3.71. Carr saw action in 43 games, pitching 232 innings. He won 16, lost 12 and completed 14 games. He struck out 96 and walked 77.
It was learned that Yakima, bolstering to try to get out of the W.I.L. basemen, has added two proven players. San Francisco Seals have returned Ernie Domenichelli, steady righthander who had a 13-6 record for the Bears last season. The second player is Cliff Alberson, slugging outfielder who has played with the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Angels.

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