Thursday, 13 December 2007

Dick Faber no Big Leaguer

Precedent Set As Faber Signs, Waves Rights
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 5—Dick Faber, 23-year-old baseball player, set a precedent today when he signed a two-year contract with the San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast League in which he waived his rights to be drafted into the major leagues.
The unusual contract is the first put into force under the Coast League’s new “open classification.” Bill Starr, Padre president, termed it a “milestone” in the setup of organized baseball.
Faber played in centre field for Salem, Ore., in the Western International League last year.

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