Sunday, 27 July 2008

WIL Umps Move to Up to PCL

PCL Buys Umpire
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 — Francis Walsh, an umpire in the Western International League, has been signed as an arbiter in the Pacific Coast League. The PCL bought Walsh.

Coast League Signs Hanich as Umpire
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 — The Pacific Coast League today signed Mickey Hanich of Inglewood, as an umpire for the 1954 baseball season.
Hanich, 39, played pro ball in Galveston in 1932 and became an ump in 1948 in the Texas League. He was with the Western International League from 1950 to 1952 but was out of baseball last year.

PCL Signs Umpire
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 — The Pacific Coast Baseball League yesterday signed Gerald Van Keuren of Yakima, Wash., as an umpire.
Van Keuren has been umpiring since 1943 in the Piedmont, South Atlantic, Western, Southern and Western International Leagues. He is 38.

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