Sunday, January 31, 2010
Pressure Points by Larry Brooks a former New Westminster Fraser is another great thriller. Once I began to read the book it alomst impossible to put down. I was spellbound by the plot.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Charles VanSchoyck is in the Hall of fame for Azusa Pacific University for his strong college career. VanSchoyck played 70 games for the New Westminster Frasers. 1974 was VanSchoyck`s only professional season. I contact Azusa Pacific and they forwarded my request for Charles to answer my questions but as of yet I have not heard from VanSchoyck.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The photographs on my blog: http://www.newwestsbest.blogspot.com/ are two colour photographs of some of the New Westminster Frasers. These photogrpahs were graciously loaned to me and they are the only colour photographs I have seen of the New Westminter Frasers uniform. It was thanks to Ed Joyce who sent these photographs to me.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Former General Manager Dean Taylor of the New Westminster Frasers has been extremely open and supportive of my book project. Taylor has been available to assist, inform and correct me as I work on the New Westminster Frasers book. I have found Dean to be very helpful as he talked about the Frasers.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Brad Rehn a former pitcher for the New Westminster Frasers has been extremely helpful and forthright in his support for my research. Rhen has become a friend on Facebook and has been open to assiting me throughout the process of writing this book.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I am awaiting replies from George Benson a lawyer in Snohomish, WA and Larry Brooks of Portland Oregon. Much of the book is complete with some error correcting and inserting of footnotes, Also awainting permission to publish some photos from the Vancouver Sun and Province as well as the Lewiston Morning Tribune.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Greg Werdick took over the reins of the New Westminster Fraser part way into the season. Werdick played minor league baseball from 1965 to 1972 in the Chicago Cubs and then the San Diego Padres organizations. 1974 appears to be Werdick`s only year of managing and the end of his professional baseball career.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
1974 found bestselling thriller author Larry Brooks pitching for the New Westminster Frasers. Brooks weaves a web of intrigue that keeps a reader spellbound. Now I have finished my 3rd Brooks novel I want to locate “Pressure Points”. Larry Brooks has a website: storyfix.com that a novelist hopeful should check-out. As yet Brooks has not made a baseball player one of his heroes.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Jeff Cox who played 49 games for both the 1974 Portland Mavericks and the New Westminster Frasers. Cox in 1978 played for the Vancouver Canadians and in 1980 made to the Majors with the Oakland A's. Cox went onto manage in the Minors and in 2000 mid season Felipe Alou brought Cox up to the Montreal Expos as a coach. Since 2007 Cox has been the 3rd base coach of the Chicago White Sox going into 38th year in baseball.
Friday, January 15, 2010
I have almost finished my third book by New Westminster Fraser award winning author Larry Brooks ``Serpant Dance``. The New Westminster Library does not have any books by Larry Brooks thus I will have to find them on the internet.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
In January 1974 the Northwest League expanded to eight teams and the New Westminster Frasers were born. I was an idea of Dean Taylor a 23 year old with his friend Mike Manning who felt that they had the ability to run a baseball franchise. Ove r1974 they proved they had the knowledge to stock and run a team.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Brooks is a well known thriller author of books such as Darkness Bound and Bait and Switch. Brooks had pitched five years of professional ball. Starting with the California Angels, then the Washington Senators which became the Texas Rangers organizations. Larry`s last pro year was 1974 with the independent New Westminster Frasers and the Portland Mavericks.