Tuesday, June 5, 2007

More Help for Decimated Spokane

Solons to Play Benefit Affair
SACRAMENTO, June 29. — The Sacramento baseball club of the Pacific Coast League will play an exhibition game with Wenatchee of the Western International League for the benefit of relatives of Spokane club players killed in a bus accident Monday, club officials announced today. Wenatchee is a Sacramento farm club. The local club also offered to loan outfielders Ed Barr and Ernie Bertletti to the Spokane Club.

Cascades Schedule Bus Crash Benefit
WALLA WALLA - Playing for the benefit of families of Spokane Indian ballplayers killed or injured in the bug crash last week, the Cascades of the Spokane Twi-Light League will come outside again July 8 to play the American Legion at Borleske field.
Proceeds will be sent to Spokane to the fund now being collected there by outright contributions as well as benefit games all over the country.
The suggestion for the game here came from the Cascade team members after baseball officials had appealed to organized baseball to assist survivors of the Indian tragedy. A telephone call to Collins, Spokane owner, by Scotty Cummins of the Legion baseball committee brought prompt acceptance of the offer of the proceeds, and expressions of appreciation for the move.
The major benefit game of the day will be the Oakland Acorn-Seattle Rainier contest at Spokane. That and other Spokane efforts are expected to raise more than $50,000 in the home city of the team alone. The funds are to be distributed not only to the families of players who were killed but also to team members whose baseball careers have been halted by injuries sustained in the crash.
- Sunday, June 30, 1946

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