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GEORGE MATILE MEET THE PIRATES (Editor s sot «: Thu is the mnth year of professional baseball be- in a series of stones on tHe Waco . _ Krsun hind him—the 1951 season at Eu- Though he’s played all over the gene, Ore. During that year he hit infield and outfield during his a neat .315 in the Class D Far West League and fielded near the top in all the positions he played. Army service cut him out of the last two years of professional baseball but gave him two years of baseball at Fort Benning, Ga., where he handled the second base role primarily. A quiet, studious-looking chap who wears glasses on and off the diamond, Matile is fast winning a local reputation as a determined hustler. A deft fielder, he also has plenty of speed afoot and should far surpass the 10 bases he stole at Oregon in ’St. Though he’s surprised to be holding down the third base post rather than his old stand at second, second, Matile vow* he’ll eive the best he’s got, and not question the whys and wherefors of the switch. Matile went into organized baseball baseball on a fine college and semi pro reputation in Oregon. He calls Willamette, Willamette, Ore., home and did his college playing at Williamette College, College, which strangely enough isn’t in his hometown Williamette but at Salem, Ore. During his offseasons he plans to return to college. Matil* stands an even six feet and weighs 175 pounds. He bats and throws righthanded. He’s still a bachelor. baseball days, George Matile is working at a relatively new position position as third baseman for ihe Waco Pirates, Matile, though 23, has only (me

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  1. The Waco News-Tribune,
  2. 27 Apr 1954, Tue,
  3. Page 8

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