Bert Walker joined with Cummins Catherwood and W. Potter Wear_bid for Phillies_1943
18,1943 s League Acquires Phillies PHILADELPHIA -- Tile Philadelphia Phils temporarily pass into the hands of the. National League today when Ford Frick, senior circuit president, buys 4,685 shares of Phils' stock. The stock will be turned over to him at a stockholders' meeting, meeting, putting; the league into position position to complete resale of the perennial last place 'outfit. Frick said "he would name board of directors to give the corporate representation until eagire, as broker, effects its resale. resale. This action ends a ten-year era under the guidance of-President of-President Gerry Nugent, who was named head of the Phils in Frick said he was "optimistic" iver the chances of making a good sale'' of the franchise and xpected to be able to announce the new owners "within a. few 1 -Â· Â· Pet. -John B. Democratic days." "We want owners who will improve the club." Frick said. Kelly, leader Philadelphia and formei sculling champion, headed one of two groups reported to have the inside track in bidding for the franchise. The other was said to be composed of Bert Walker, Cummins Catherwood and \V. Potter Potter Wear, prominent Plrrlaclel- phians.