Former major leaguer Bump Wills will return as manager of the Butte Copper Kings of the Pioneer League for the 1989 season, according to Marty Scott, director of player development for the Texas Rangers.

In his first season here, Wills guided the Copper Kings to a club-record 44 victories and the Pioneer League's Southern Division title last year.The Kings then lost 3-2 to the Northern Division champion Great Falls Dodgers in the five-game Pioneer playoffs.