Padres Drop Tacoma
SEATTLE, Sept. 21, 1951—San Diego Padres advised the Western International Baseball League today they are severing relations with the farm team in Tacoma, Wash.
William Starr, president of the Pacific Coast League Padres, suggested WIL directors investigate Lewiston, Idaho and Calgary, Alberta as possible sites for the franchise.
Interests in Lewiston have been working for several weeks to effect a switch of the franchise. Lewiston was once a member of the league.
Edmonton has also expressed an interest in putting a team in the WIL.
Starr said he was open to the best offer, which must be submitted to and approved by the league directors.
The directors adjourned late today. They will hold their annual meeting Nov. 5 in Victoria.