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11/12/1966
 
Torgeson Hired in Seattle
Saturday, November 12th, 1966
The rumors are over, the speculation is finished - Earl Torgeson is the new GM and manager for the Seattle Pilots.

Continental League is a difficult proving ground for new hires, but the 42-year-old native of The United States told assembled media that he's confident he can do the job.
CL News: Free Agents File
Saturday, November 12th, 1966
The stroke of midnight signaled the arrival of the often wild and unpredictable free agent filing period.

Most general managers across the CL already have an iron or two in the fire. The players, too, are well-prepared for negotiations. The only participant to get a true head start was the rumor mill, which has been steadily building up heat over the past several weeks.

General managers have the whole offseason to work the free agent market, but the big explosion will probably come quickly as some of these hot properties hit the market today:


Vern Law, 36 year-old RH SP
Mike Hedlund, 20 year-old RH RP
Juan Pizarro, 29 year-old LH SP
Glen Hobbie, 30 year-old RH RP
Howie Nunn, 31 year-old RH SP
John Buzhardt, 30 year-old RH SP
Hank Fischer, 26 year-old RH SP
Bob Bruce, 33 year-old RH SP
Dennis Bennett, 27 year-old LH SP
Gary Bell, 29 year-old RH SP
CL News: Arbitration Hearings
Thursday, November 10th, 1966
General managers across Continental League will get a much better idea of the size of their payrolls tomorrow as the league's salary arbitration hearings get under way today. All players who filed for arbitration, but who have yet to sign a new contract, will have their cases ruled upon. The decisions will be announced tomorrow.
LEAGUE LEADERS AVG
Al Kaline - MIA
.350
2 Graig Nettles DEN .345
3 Brock Davis DEN .343
4 Hank Aaron HOU .341
5 Sonny Jackson ATL .338
LEAGUE LEADERS HR
Dean Jones - ATL
49
2 Hank Aaron HOU 48
3 Dick Simpson HOU 39
4 Bobby Darwin NO 38
5 Gary Geiger ATL 37
LEAGUE LEADERS RBI
Graig Nettles - DEN
128
2 Roy Sievers 123
3 Dick Allen NY 120
4 Dean Jones ATL 112
5 Ed Kirkpatrick MIA 107
LEAGUE LEADERS W
Jim Palmer - MIA
27
2 Sam McDowell HOU 23
3 Rick Wise MIA 20
4 Stan Bahnsen MIA 19
4 Catfish Hunter NO 19
LEAGUE LEADERS ERA
Sam McDowell - HOU
1.93
2 Rick Wise MIA 2.22
3 Don Sutton NO 2.24
4 Jim Palmer MIA 2.42
5 2 tied with   2.74
LEAGUE LEADERS K
Rick Wise - MIA
348
2 Sam McDowell HOU 334
3 Steve Carlton DAL 282
4 Jim Palmer MIA 277
5 2 tied with   260
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WESTERN DIVISION STANDINGS
W L PCT GB
Seattle Pilots 98 63 .609 -
Houston Judges 97 64 .602 1.0
Denver 59ers 95 65 .594 2.5
New Orleans Crescents 81 79 .506 16.5
Dallas Eagles 71 89 .444 26.5
San Diego Padres 60 100 .375 37.5
EASTERN DIVISION STANDINGS
W L PCT GB
Miami Manatees 101 59 .631 -
Atlanta Firebirds 84 76 .525 17.0
Montreal Trappeurs 75 85 .469 26.0
Toronto Royals 73 87 .456 28.0
New York Comets 67 93 .419 34.0
Buffalo Blues 59 101 .369 42.0
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