Thursday, 14 August 2008

1954 All Stars

Five Caps On All-Stars
LEWISTON, Idaho, Sept. 13—The Vancouver Capilanos, new Western International League champions, dominated the 1954 WIL all-star roster released here by league president Robert Abel.
The season ended here Sunday night as Vancouver, winner of the first half title of the split schedule, defeated Lewiston Broncs in the fourth straight came of the best-of-seven playoffs.
The team:
Pitchers—Al Yaylian, Lewiston; Bill Brenner, Vancouver; and Jon Briggs, Salem.
Catcher—Lon Simmons, Yakima.
First base—Harry Warner, Salem.
Second base—Marv Williams, Vancouver.
Third base—Harvey Storey, Salem-Lewiston.
Shortstop—Jim Clark, Vancouver.
Outfielders—Al Heist, Lewiston; K Chorlton, Vancouver, and Ed Murphy, Vancouver.
Manager—Hugh Luby, Salem.

Week’s Work
[Vancouver Province, Sept. 18, 1954]
THURSDAY—Good news for baseball fans here is that the Capilano brewery, despite rumors to the contrary, has decided to continue to operate the ball club … Missed in the year-end rush was the news that there was one release handed out by Caps’ general manager Bill Brenner … Veteran lefty John Cordell got his pink slip … And if you’re wondering how Eddie Murphy got on the WIL all-star team, well, he hit well on the road and, of course, he can still go get ‘em … The Caps, during their short stay in Lewiston, gave the folks their money’s worth … When a power failure knocked the park lights out for 35 minutes, the Vancouver team quintet came out an entertained the crowd with a few songs … When the lights suddenly came on, they scurried for the dugout.

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