Baseball Eskies Lose Two Pitchers
EDMONTON, Sept. 22 — Edmonton Eskimos of the Western International Baseball League have announced the outright release of pitcher Don Tisnerat and the drafting of rookie chucker Leroy Johnson by Birmingham Barons of the Double A Southern Association.
Tisnerat, signed by Eskimos last spring on the understanding he could revert to a free agent's status after the WIL season, had a 13-7 won-lost record and an earned-run average of 3.38, eighth best in the 10-team league. Johnson, from Sunnyside, Wash., had a 1-0 record.
Last week, Eskimos announced the sale of two of their top players to St. Paul Saints of the American Association. They were first baseman-outfielder Clint Weaver, second in the WIL batting race, and catcher Dick Morgan, voted by Edmonton fans as Eskimos' most valuable player.