With the wax on the league seal of approval still drying, the rumors about coaches and general managers started in earnest. Eddie Erdelatz, former Naval Academy head coach and Bay Area native, was in town applying for the open head coaching job at Cal and his name shot right to the top of the list for the Oakland job as well. The first name mentioned in connection with the GM post was Jackie Jensen, the recently retired right fielder for the Boston Red Sox. As a San Francisco native and former All-American halfback at Cal, his bona fides were solid. Despite the rumors, Robert Osborne hastened to deny that club owners had yet met to discuss potential hirings.