Saturday, 15 December 2007

Training Camp - Sunday, April 6, 1952

Hallgren Hits Triple To Beat Victoria, 6-0
STOCKTON, Calif., April 6—Jerry Hallgren, the former Vancouver senior ball player, tripled with the bases loaded to give the Stockton Ports a 6-0 victory over Victoria Tyees of the Western International League. In the second of a two-game series, Stockton won a slug-fest over Victoria, 9-7.

Capilanos’ Three Negros League’s Hottest Rookies
By ERIC WHITEHEAD [Province, April 7, 1952]
PENTICTON—Vancouver Caps hustled through their first intersquad scrimmage here Sunday, an abbreviated five-inning affair that verified a long-standing rumor—that Manager Bill Schuster has himself the hottest “rookies” in the league.
All three imports from the Negro American League, Jesse Williams, Eddie Locke and Harry Butts, were standouts as Edo Vanni led a team to a 6-0 shutout over a squad headed by Schuster.
Williams, playing second base for the Vannis with Ray Tran at short, uncorked a heart-warming sample of power at the plate as he rammed a tremendous drive to deep right centre field for an inside-the park home run.
Locke, a pitcher who once pitched [unreadable] played in right field for the Schuster team and poled one of Jerry Barta’s pitches high up against a tree beside the left field fence for a double.
Butts, a portsider, was one of four pitchers used in the workout, breezed through the last two innings for the Vanni squad in effortless fashion, fgacing only six men and fanning four.
Big George Stassi worked the final [unreadable] Jerry Barta. Both looked very good. Williams’ homer was the only safety off Stassi and Locke’s double was the only one off Barta.

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