VIPERS GRADUATE FIRST PLAYER TO MAJOR LEAGUE ORGANIZATION
The Calgary Vipers have
sent the first player in their brief history to a major
league organization. Peter Young, president and chief
operating officer of the Northern League team, announced
today that the Philadelphia Phillies have purchased the
contract of 24 year old left handed pitcher Ben King.
“One of our major objectives is to
help younger players get to the next level”, said Vipers Field
Manager Mike Busch. “Ben won some big games for us last summer,
especially down the stretch and by the end of the season had taken
over our closers role. Obviously we are going to miss him”.