Saturday, 15 December 2007

Victoria Camp Fills Up

Seven Negros Now at Camp With Tyees
[Victoria Colonist, March 26, 1952]
Two more colored players arrived yesterday at the Salinas training camp of the Victoria Tyees, bringing the total of Negro players trying out for the club to seven.
Luther Branham, who is expected to win the second-base spot with the Tyees, reported and brought with him a king-sized righthander from New Orleans. The new player is George Randolph, who is six feet three inches tall and weighs 225 pounds. He is in camp on a “look” basis.
Business manager Reg Patterson also reported that the club may have come up with a “find” in Bill Barron, youthful Los Angeles infielder. A Los Angeles newspaper reported recently that Cleveland Indians were willing to give Barron a bonus only to find that Garriott had him already signed.
Garriott, a stickler on conditioning, continues to set a rugged pace in workouts. The temperature reached 85 degrees yesterday, hottest day of the year, and it was a tired group of players who wound up yesterday’s session.

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