Sport: The West Coast Case

Pacific Coast baseball men are fed up with playing Santa Claus to the major leagues. They do not like losing their Buck Newsomes, Joe Di Maggios and Ted Williamses. They think postwar air travel may well lure some big-league club to pick up a Los Angeles franchise (the St. Louis Browns nibbled at it two years ago). Above all, they await the day when they can support a third big league of their own.

To put the West Coast case at the annual minor-league meeting, Clarence ("Pants") Rowland, bellicose Pacific Coast League president, last...

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