Stampeders Will Play in W.I.L.
TACOMA, March 30—The Calgary team definitely will play this year in the Western International League and plans to build a new stadium for the 1955 season, Loop Prexy Bob Abel said Tuesday.
“It is true that the picture is confused,” Abel said of rumors that baseball might be deathly pale in Calgary.
“But Syd McDonald (a director of the Calgary Stampeders) has assured me the team would operate in 1954. I expect the club’s old and dilapidated park to be put in condition for the season.
“Gene Lillard, the field manager, is in California arranging for the start of spring training at Porterville this week. He has been conferring with the San Francisco Seals regarding players and is acting as business manager until that job is filled.”
Printed reports from Calgary had indicated some of the directors were unwilling to sink more money in the club.