Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Calgary To Play at Dusk

Baseball Stamps Plan to Inaugurate Twilight Games
CALGARY, Mon., April 5—(CP)—Calgary Stampeders, in an effort to boost attendances, plan to inaugurate twilight baseball when the Western International League schedule opens here next month.
The Stamps plan to start most of their games at 5 to avoid any conflict with the cool Calgar evenings.
Twilight games were the vogue during the 1920s, when a Calgary class C club set attendance records which still stand.
Stampeder officials also announced Monday they have scheduled six Sunday doubleheaders, at which a silver collection will be made, in a further effort to boost lagging gate receipts, and will form a booster club to sell membership for support of the Calgary club.
Stampeders’ financial status prompted doubts last week whether the club would re-enter the WIL.
Club president Bus Lacey said second baseman Don Hunter and catcher Don Bricker, holdovers from last year’s team, now have signed for another season. Third bagger Rocky Tedesco was being sought by Yakima Bears and would be probably signed by the Washington club. The Stamps are also counting on player help from the San Francisco Seals of the Coast League

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