Nelson Fails With Indians; Sold Back to Montreal Club, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-08


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Nelson Fails With Indians Sold Back to Montreal Club ClubCLEVELAND CLEVELAND Ohio May 7 UP The Cleveland Indians today sold Glenn Rocky Nelson back to Montreal of the International league where he was a sen ¬ sation last year with a 308 batting average and 136 runs batted in inNelson Nelson who was voted the leagues most valuable player at Montreal last season was hailed as the solution to the Indians first base problem prior to spring training But the 30yearold native of Portsmouth Ohio failed to come through this spring hitting only 161 161The The Indians gave Brooklyn an estimated 35000 plus pitcher Bill Abernathie and outfielder Eulas Hutson in return for Nel ¬ son and outfielder Gale Wade WadeIt It was the fifth time Nelson failed to make the grade into the major leagues Previously he received trials from the Cardinals Pirates White Sox and Dodgers

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