Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Spokane Gets Manager

Osborne Named to Manage Spokane Club
SPOKANE, Dec. 11, 1951—A former manager of the Vancouver Capilanos, Don Osborn, will be player-manager for the Spokane Indians in the 1952 season, owner Roy Hotchkiss announced Tuesday night.
Hotchkiss said he reached a verbal agreement with Osborn Monday and mailed a contract to him immediately.
Osborn was manager of Nashville of the AA-class Southern Association the last two seasons.

Strange Feels He Deserved Better Spot
SPOKANE, Dec. 12—Alan Strange, the man who guided the Spokane Indians to the 1951 Western International baseball league championship wishes his successor luck—but he think the man is in for a lot of hard, tiring work.
“That’s why I got out of it,” Strange told the Associated Press Wednesday when asked to comment on the appointment of Don Osborn to the managerial post.
“I’ve got a business of my own here,” Strange said, “and couldn’t see any sense in hanging around the WIL any longer. I thought I was entitled to a shot at better baseball but it didn’t come along so I’ll just settle down here for the time being.”

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