Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Where are Werdick and Wojcik???

I am still very interesting in locating both Greg Werdick and John Wojcik to talk about their New Westminster Fraser season.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Outfielder Floyd Beech

New Westminster Frasers outfielder Floyd Beech was the oldd man of the squad at 26.  Beech had played for the Chicago Cubs organization in 1970.  1973 Beech was with Portland.  I have not been able to locate Floyd Beech.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

New Westminster Frasers book winding down

The book on the New Westminster Frasers is near finished.  I am still awaiting the cover, indexing and adding photos. Hope to launch in mid April!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Frasers used three at Short

Shortstop was a busy position with Lee Sigman, Larry Pearlman and Jeff Cox

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Robbie Robinson continued to play

Robbie Robinson continued to play into the 1980's but in Mexico.  Thus Robbie's stats for the years in Mexico are not in Sporting News Guide. Check out http://rnrent.com/ to learn more.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Bar Code ordered

I have ordered the bar code for the New Westminster Frasers Baseball Club book.  It is slowly coming together with a hopeful book launch April 23.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Robbie Robinson e-mailed me

It was nice to receive an e-mail from Robbie RobinsonRobinson answered my questions as well he sent a Fraser photo of himself. 

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Topps gives permission

I have obtained written permission from Topps to use two of their cards.  Now I need to obtain Major League Baseball's permission to use logos and team names from the cards.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Getting Bellingham quotes for book

I have been checking the pricing of printing in Bellingham Washington in order to be able to market more in the US.  The pricing is reasonable thus ove rthe Easter weekend I will check on storage for the books New Westminster Frasers Baseball Club.  I will have some printed in Canad aand some in the US.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Westminster Frasers first sackers

Robbie (Henry) Robinson, Curt Daniels and Doug Meyer shared firstbase for the New Westminster Frasers.  When they were not playing firstbase the 3 would be the designated hitter.

Monday, March 8, 2010

New Westminster Fraser catchers

The New Westminster Fraser had three catchers Dave Abdalla, Tim Hughes and James Willoughby.   Tim Hughes is a VP of an international Insurance Company. I have not been able to contact Abdalla and Willoughby.   If anyone has contact information it would be appreciated.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dean Taylor of the Kansas City Royals

Dean Taylor graduated from Claremont McKenna College (Calif.) in 1973 earning a Bachelor's degree in Economics.  Dean Taylor then formed the 1974 expansion New Westminster FrasersDean graduated from Ohio University in 1975 with a Master's degree in Sports Administration.  Dean was named the 2001 Distinguished Alumnus of the Ohio University Sports Administration Program.  Without Taylor's tremendous assistance the work on the Fraser's history would have been very difficult to learn.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

John Wojcik the 2nd Fraser Manager

John Wojcik was named the 2nd manager of the New WestminsterFrasers prior to the 1974 season.  Wojcik had pitched from 1966-68 then came back with the 1973 Portland MavericksWojcik was only 27 years old when he was named manager of the New Westminster Frasers.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Frosty Kennedy a real character

Frosty Kennedy had been announced as the New Westminster Coach on February 15, 1974 when the nickname Frasers was annnounced.  Frosty had a checkered past having signed with Riverside in 1947 then playing only one game as he left the team. Kennedy then returned in 1948 to Riverside playing 139 games hitting .361.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Frosty Kennedy the original Frasers Manager

Frosty Forrest Kennedy was minor league icon.  Kennedy is the only minor league player who hit .411 in 1948 and .410 in 1953.  Kennedy also hit 60 homer runs in 1956.  Thus Kennedy is the only player who hit both over .400 and slugging 60 homers.