Saturday, June 30, 2007

Wednesday, June 9, 1948

VICTORIA, June 9—The Wenatchee Chiefs mounted a six-run rally in the ninth tonight, but it was too little, too late, as the Victoria Athletics pulled off a 13-7 win.
The A's Frank Logue had given up on five singles until the ninth. Les Dalrymple and Frank Gardner smacked home runs. Chuck Cronin's homer, followed by a double, single, walk and an error accounted for six runs before a man was retired. But Logue stayed in the game and finished to gain the win.
Wenatchee briefly held the lead, getting a run in the first inning. But singles by Archie Wilson, Sal Recca and Charlie Balassi, Babe Jensen's double, a walk and Jess McWilliams' error produced four Victoria runs in the second inning. Victoria added three in the third, and one in the fourth on Wilson's homer to centre.
Jack Palmer smacked a two-run homer in sixth and cleared the left-field fence on the rise 360 feet from home plate with two men on in the eighth.
Wenatchee ............ 100 000 006—7 11 3
Victoria ................. 043 102 03x—13 14 3
Cronin and Dalrymple; Logue and Recca.

TACOMA, June 9—Salem made it three in a row over the league-leading Tacoma Tigers by defeating them 8-7 in their Western International Baseball game here tonight.
It is the Senators' seventh straight win.
A four-run uprising in the first of the fifth put the Oregonians in front and they never were headed.
Cal McIrvin not only marked up his eighth victory against three losses, but the Salem pitcher had a triple and a single in four times at bat. Larry Lee, Tacoma third baseman, topped the hitting with a triple and two singles in four trips.
In the fifth inning, umpire Jerry Matieu ordered manger Jack Wilson out of the game when Wilson protested a decision at second base.
Salem ............. 001 240 001—8 12 2
Tacoma .......... 011 220 001—7 16 2
McIrvin and Stumpf; Gleason, Venturelli (6) and Rossi.

VANCOUVER, June 9—Vancouver Capilanos tonight climbed within a half-game of fifth-place Spokane, edging out a 3-2 victory over the Indians in an 11-inning contest.
Centre fielder Sandy Robertson rapped out a sharp single to score Carl Gunnarson with the winning run.
Gunnarson, who relieved Hunk Anderson in the 10th, started the Caps' rally in the 11th with a single. Len Tran got on when Tommy Nelson muffed a hard smash to short and then Robertson produced the game-winning single.
The Caps collected 14 hits off Johnny Orphal, who went the route for Spokane.
Indians' catcher Bud Sheely wielded the game's heaviest hickory, batting for four five.
Spokane ............ 001 100 000 00—2 13 2
Vancouver ......... 000 110 000 01—3 14 1
Orphal and Sheely; Anderson, Gunnarson (10) and Warren.

Yakima .................. 000 000 040—4 9 2
Bremerton .............. 100 130 00x—5 11 1
Freeman, Herder (5), Pirack (8) and Eastwood; Conant, Marshall (8) and Volpi.

Tuesday, June 8, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 26 19 .578 --
Wenatchee .. 26 22 .542 1½
Salem ...... 25 22 .532 2
Bremerton .. 25 23 .521 2½
Spokane .... 23 24 .489 4
Vancouver .. 21 25 .457 5½
Victoria ... 23 28 .451 6
Yakima ..... 21 27 .437 6½

TACOMA, June 8—Given a brilliant relief pitching performance by the rangy Bob Stevenson, Salem Senators made it two in a row over the Western International League-leading Tacoma Tigers here tonight, 7-3. It was the first time all season that the Tigers had dropped two straight on the home lot.
Jim Olson, big right-hander bidding for his eighth straight victory of the season, retired in the second inning after being nicked for four hits and two Tiger runs. Stevenson set Tacoma down with a lone infield single the rest of the way.
The Senators actually won the game by chasing across four unearned runs in the second inning, with Olson's three-run double accounting for most of the damage.
Salem ............ 040 000 120—7 8 3
Tacoma ......... 200 001 00—3 5 4
Olson, Stevenson (2) and Stumpf; Nicholas and Rossi.

SPOKANE, June 8—Scoring in six of the nine frames, the Spokane Indians pummelled three Vancouver heavers for 19 hits in a 14-9 victory over the Vancouver Capilanos tonight.
Changaris smacked a three-run double, Tounker singled twice to bring in three runs, while Thomas had three hits, includng a double, and four RBIs.
Jack Teagan, a left-hander just down from Birmingham of the Southern Association, kept the Caps in check with one hit in the first four innings. That was a home run to Frank Mullens. The Caps got to him for three runs in the fifth and chased him in the seventh, when he filled the bases with none out. But Gene Babbitt retired three men without damage.
The Caps weren't finished. With two out in the ninth, four men hit in a row, the last hit being Bill Brenner's home run.
Orrin Snyder had to be taken off the field in a freak accident in left field. He fielded a double in foul territory and then threw the ball - and himself - into the batting cage.
Spokane .............. 054 112 010—14 19 0
Vancouver ........... 100 031 004—9 11 1
Teagan, Babbitt (6) and Sheely; Saltzman, Robertson (2), Snyder (3) and Warren.

VICTORIA, June 8—Wenatchee and Victoria both smacked 11 hits, but Wenatchee used theirs' more productively as the Chiefs pulled off a 7-5 victory over the hometown Athletics before 1,300 fans.
With the A's ahead 3-2 in the Wenatchee fifth inning, Lou McCollum and Jess McWilliams opened with singles to leave runners at first and second. Anticipating a bunt, Jack Palmer left his position at second. But Ray McNulty grounded right to where Palmer had been standing, which should have been a double-play ball. Instead, it went for a double and two runs scored.
What proved to be the winning runs came home in the eighth just after Roy Gilmore missed a shoe-string catch. Later in the inning, Lou Kubiak's throw hit Gene Gaviglio on the head with an easy out at third base apparent.
The A's pecked away at McCollum, who marked up his seventh win, but were stopped when another hit would have turned the tide. Three hits in the sixth meant only a single run and three hits and a walk in the eighth also sent but one runner across.
The home club lost its best chance to score in the eighth when it loaded the bags with two out. Charlie Balassi walked to force in a run to make it 7-5, but Vic Buccola fouled out.
Palmer clouted a long home run in the third for Victoria.
In keeping with the slow tempo of the game was umpire Ornest, who showed little hustle behind the plate and gave the pitchers far the worst of it.
Wenatchee ............. 011 020 120—7 11 1
Victoria .................. 201 001 010—5 11 3
McCollum and Dalrymple, Ward, Blankenship (8) , Goot (9) and Recca.

Yakima ............. 000 002 200—4 6 1
Bremerton ......... 201 000 03x—6 13 2
Strait and Constantino; Marshall, Chelli (9) and Ronning, Volpi (9).

Monday, June 7, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 26 18 .591 --
Wenatchee .. 25 22 .532 2½
Salem ...... 24 22 .522 3
Bremerton .. 24 23 .511 3½
Spokane .... 22 24 .478 5
Vancouver .. 21 24 .467 5½
Victoria ... 23 27 .460 6
Yakima ..... 21 26 .447 11½

VANCOUVER, June 7—Bill Werbowski is still looking for his first Western International League win this season. The Vancouver Capilanos handed him his sixth straight loss in an 11-3 game against the Spokane Indians here Monday night.
Vancouver walloped 15 hits, six for extra bases.
The Indians gave Werbowski a 2-0 lead after half an inning, before Bill Reese led off the Caps' scoring with a 350-foot homer over left field in the fourth. Charlie Mead singled and scored on Jack Warren's single through the box to even the count at 2-2. From then on, the Caps scored at least twice in every inning. Len Tran added the first pair with a homer in the fifth.
Warren had a pair of doubles along with his single, and Orrin Snyder bashed the left field wall with a double.
Larry Manier made his first start in three weeks, walking three and striking out two, remaining ahead of most hitters as he allowed only seven hits.
Spokane .............. 200 000 010—3 7 2
Vancouver ........... 000 223 22x—11 14 0
Perry, Werbowski (3) and Sheely; Manier and Warren.

TACOMA, June 7—Salem's sizzling Senators, the latest Western International League club to make a move, trounced the league-leading Tacoma Tigers, 10-4, tonight to jump into third place. Lefthander Ken Wyatt, recently returned to the Solons, was sent into action and he came through with a five-hit job.
Salem broke a 4-4 knot in the seventh inning with a three-run burst, added three more in the eighth and picked up a singleton on Joe Gedzius' ninth-inning circuit clout.
It was the Solons' fifth win and only teh fifth time this season the Tigers have lost at home.
Salem .............. 011 101 331—10 11 2
Tacoma ........... 012 100 000—4 5 4
Wyatt and Stumpf; Clary and Rossi, Hargadon (9).

VICTORIA, June 7—The Victoria Athletics and Wenatchee Chiefs combined for 15 errors in a wild, 20-8, win for the A's to open a series before 2,500 shirt-sleeved fans at Royal Athletic Park tonight.
Victoria rapped out 19 hits from the offerings of Glen Lierman and Jerry Gardner, a catcher who started at first base and ended up on the mound. The Chiefs had only 13 men in uniform and Lierman was forced to take a severe drubbing. They were further weakened Sunday when first baseman Steve Andrade quit the club.
The pattern of things became evident in the second inning when Victoria scored eight runs. Successive errors by Jess McWilliams and Ray McNulty started it. Lou Kubiak then swatted a hard ground ball off Lierman's leg and everyone was safe. Len Kasparovitch, which picked up his sixth victory, lined a single to right field for two runs. A single by Charlie Balassi, Jack Palmer's home run, a hit batsman, Roy Gilmore's hit and Babe Jensen's triple followed.
Three errors by the winners were responsible for five Wenatchee runs, but the locals came back with three runs in their half, featured by Balassi's round-tripper. At the end of three innings, the scoreboard read 11-5 but the earned runs were even, 1-1.
Four more runs in the fifth, another trio in the sixth and singletons in the seventh and eighth completed Victoria's run-making. Working behind a big lead, Kasparovitch allowed single runs in the fifth, sixth and ninth.
A's Notes - Shortstop Mike Dalton has been given his unconditional release and pitcher Dick Walkingshaw has been assigned to Twin Falls to make room on the roster for outfielder Roy Gilmore and pitcher Bill Harmsen. Another new arrival will be catcher Dick Morgan, who is driving up from California. On his arrival, Gil Hawkins will be assigned to a club in a lower league.
Wenatchee ............ 005 011 001—8 10 8
Victoria ................. 083 043 111x—20 19 7
Lierman, Gardner (6) and Dalrymple; Kasparovitch and Recca.

BREMERTON, June 7—Yakima nipped Bremerton, 3-1, in 11 innings tonight to shove the Bluejackets down the fourth spot in the Western International League.
Hub Kittle, returning with Yakima to his former Bremerton haunts, found things to his liking. The veteran twirler spaced eight hits over the distance and choked off a Bremerton threat in the second extra inning with two men on base.
Yakima ............. 000 000 001 02—3 9 0
Bremerton ......... 000 000 100 00—1 8 1
Kittle and Constantino; Sullivan, Conant (11) and Ronning, Volpi (1).

Pro Ball Sunday; Caps Play Vics for 'Flood'
VANCOUVER, June 7—Professional baseball will be played in Vancouver next Sunday for the first time. Baseball is going to do its bit toward swelling the Fraser Valley Flood Relief Fund.
The Capilanos will play the Victoria Athletics at Capilano Stadium in an exhibition game. All tickets will sell for one dollar with boxes also going on a reserved sale basis.
The game will start at 2 o'clcok. The sale is expected to realize over $2000, as a full house should be on hand for the Sunday game.
Both Victoria and the Caps have cancelled their Sunday games, the Caps foregoing a trip to Spokane.

Maul Brings Tars $12,500
BREMERTON, Wash., June 7—Allan Maul, Bremerton first baseman sold to the Oakland Acorns for 1949 delivery, brought a record Western International League price of $12,500, it was disclosed tonight.
President Bill Shepherd of the Bremerton Bluejackets said the deal had been completed with receipt of a cheque for the full amount from the Oakland Pacific Coast League club.
Maul, outstanding rookie of the Class "B" W.I.L. last year, signed with the Acorns a month ago fro an undisclosed figure. He is currently hitting at a .314 clip and slammed out two homers yesterday.

Sunday, June 6, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 26 17 .605 --
Wenatchee .. 25 21 .543 2½
Bremerton .. 24 22 .522 3½
Salem ...... 23 22 .511 4
Spokane .... 22 23 .489 5
Vancouver .. 20 24 .455 6½
Victoria ... 22 27 .449 7
Yakima ..... 20 26 .435 12½

YAKIMA, June 6—The Vancouver Capilanos and Yakima Packers split a Sunday Western International League double-header, with the Packers coasting to an easy 10-1 win in the opener, then Vancouver picking up a 7-3 win in the ten-inning, second game.
For the second game in a row, Bob Costello didn't fool anyone. After failing to get an out on Saturday, he went four innings in the opener and was touched for three runs in the third and six in the fourth. Bob Snyder was rushed in from the bullpen to get the side out.
The Caps took advantage of Frank Pirack's wildness to get their four, tenth-inning runs in the night game.
Four walks combined with a fielder's choice and a single gave Carl Gunnarson his second straight victory on the road and his fourth of the season against seven losses.
First game
Vancouver ........... 100 000 0—1 6 4
Yakima ................ 003 610 x—10 15 3
Costello, Snyder (4) and Brenner; Drilling and Constantino.
Second game
Vancouver .......... 000 200 010 4—7 11 3
Yakima ................ 003 000 000 0—3 10 3
Gunnarson, Snyder (10) and Warren; Pirack, Strait (10) and Constantino.

First game
Bremerton ........... 000 710 400—12 18 3
Spokane ............. 100 000 010—2 7 3
Simon and Volpi; Cordell, Perry (4), Babbitt (7) and Sheely.
Second game
Bremerton ........... 300 001 000—4 6 0
Spokane ............. 000 000 000—0 8 1
Hittle and Volpi, Nelson and Sheely.

First game
Tacoma ............. 030 001 0—4 10 4
Wenatchee ......... 014 010 x—6 8 2
Fortier, Gilson (5), Sciarra (6) and Rossi; Horton and Dalrymple.
Second game
Tacoma ............. 500 042 403—18 13 1
Wenatchee ......... 001 000 010—2 7 2
Smith, Venturelli (3) and Rossi; Rose, Wilson (7), Estes (8) and Gardner, Dalrymple (6).

First game
Victoria .............. 000 000 0—0 3 0
Salem ................. 000 011 x—2 4 1
Harmsen and Recca; Lazor and Stumpf.
Second game
Victoria ............ 000 200 000—2 5 0
Salem ............... 000 000 03x—3 9 0
Owens, Blankenship (8) and Recca; Sporer, Carr (8) and McMillan, Stumpf (8).

Saturday, June 5, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 25 16 .610 --
Wenatchee .. 24 20 .545 2½
Spokane .... 22 21 .512 4
Bremerton .. 22 22 .500 4½
Salem ...... 21 22 .488 5
Victoria ... 22 25 .468 6
Vancouver .. 19 23 .452 6½
Yakima ..... 19 25 .432 7½

SALEM, June 5—Big Cal McIrvin throttled the Victoria Athletics after a first-inning run, while his teammates pecked away at Frank Logue and Al Goot in gaining a 6-1 win for the Salem Senators here tonight.
The Senators put six of their 12 hits together in the second and thrid innings to take a 3-1 lead and were never in danger. Outfielder Dick Sinovic provided most of the punch in the two frames as he slammed out a double and a triple.
Victoria's only run came as the result of a walk, an error and Babe Jensen's single.
Victoria ............. 100 000 000—1 7 2
Salem ................ 021 010 111—6 12 1
Logue, Goot (7) and Recca; McIrvin and Stumpf.

WENATCHEE, June 5—Wenatchee Chiefs moved a game closer to the league-leading Tacoma nine by rallying to tie the count in regulation innings and then win in the tenth, 4-3.
Behind 3-0 going into the seventh, the Chiefs scored two runs and then squared matters on Steve Andrade's home run. Gene Gaviglio rapped out a single in the extra frame with the bags loaded for the winning run.
Tacoma ............ 010 101 000 0—3 11 3
Wenatchee ....... 000 000 210 1—4 8 2
Gleason and Rossi; Cronin, Lierman, (8) and Gardner.

SPOKANE, June 5—More than 5,500 fans turned out to see the Spokane Indians hand the Bremerton Bluejackets a 5-3 setback behind the effective hurling of John Orphal.
Bremerton ........... 100 100 000—2 8 1
Spokane .............. 014 000 00x—5 8 1
Chelli, Conant (4) and Volpi, Ronning (4); Orphal and Sheely.

YAKIMA, June 5—Yakima Packers edged the Vancouver Capilanos, 3-2, in an 11-inning Western International League battle tonight.
Monty Pfyl, who had drawn his third base on balls of the game, scored the winning run on Larry Orteig's single. Pfyl made the run possible by stealing second, also for the third time.
Pfyl's single was the second of the inning given up by Bob Costello, who faced only two batters, but the loss was charged to Hunk Anderson, his first for the Caps this year.
Bill Reese's triple plated both Vancouver runs in the third inning but Bill Freeman tightened up to pitch one-hit ball the rest of the way.
Orrin Synder had his consecutive game hitting streak ended at 19.
Vancouver ........... 002 000 000 00—2 6 1
Yakima ................ 001 000 010 01—3 10 2
Anderson, Costello (10) and Brenner; Freeman and Constantino.

Friday, June 4, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 25 15 .625 --
Wenatchee .. 23 20 .535 3½
Bremerton .. 22 21 .512 4½
Spokane .... 21 21 .500 5
Victoria ... 22 24 .478 6
Salem ...... 20 22 .476 6
Vancouver .. 19 22 .463 6½
Yakima ..... 18 25 .419 8½

WENATCHEE, June 4—Tacoma will retain its Western International League lead — at least
for a while.
The Tigers made certain of that tonight in dumping second place Wenatchee 10-4 to move three and a half games out in front of the pack. It was the first of a four game series for the two leaders.
For Tacoma, it was Dick Greco. And for Greco—it was all or nothing. Six times he stepped to the plate. Four time he struck out. The first and last times, however, he slammed out circuit blows with two men on to account for six of the Tacomans' 10. The four-ply clouts gave him four in the last three games.
Tacoma ............ 411 000 004—10 10 2
Wenatchee ....... 002 200 000—4 10 4
Clary, Nichols (5) and Rossi; McCollum, Mann (8) and Andrade.

YAKIMA, June 4—Taking over in the first inning when Larry Ward faltered again, southpaw Jim Propst blanked the Yakima Packers the rest of the way as Victoria Athletics rallied to score an 8-2 victory and cop the series, 2-1. It was the fourth win in seven starts on the current road-trip for Victoria.
The Athletics lashed out 15 hits off two Yakima pitchers.
Victoria ............. 020 220 020—8 15 1
Yakima .............. 200 000 000—2 7 4
Ward, Propst (1) and Recca; Strait, Pirack (8) and Constantino, Eastwood (8).

SPOKANE, June 4—Bremerton Bluejackets snapped their slump to move past Tacoma into third place by edging the Indians, 5-4, in ten innings with Lloyd Hittle gaining credit for the win in a relief role.
Bremerton ........... 000 003 010 1—5 11 5
Spokane ............. 000 210 001 0—4 10 3
Marshall, Hittle (8) and Volpi; Teagan and Sheely.

SALEM, June 4—The Salem Senators salvaged the final game of their series with Vancouver by scoring five runs in the ninth the nip to the Capilanos, 5-4.
Bob Snyder was working on a four-run lead going into the ninth and seemed to be in no danger when the Solons erupted fror their game-winning rally to give Jim Olson his seventh victory in as many decisions. Dick Gentzkow's bases-loaded double climaxed the rally.
The Caps had pushed across their initial tally in the first inning on a walk, Joe Kaney's double and Bill Reese's long fly. They got another in the sixth as Charlie Mead doubled and Bud Hjelmaa singled, Two more in the eighth ended the visitors' scoring.
Vancouver ........... 100 001 020—4 9 1
Salem .................. 000 000 005—5 8 2
Snyder and Warren; Olson and Stumpf.

Thursday, June 3, 1948

Football Is Here; Look At Scores!
Batting averages soared in the Western International League after a night that saw 14 pitchers shelled for 95 hits and 63 runs.

W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 24 15 .615 --
Wenatchee .. 23 19 .548 2½
Spokane .... 21 20 .512 4
Bremerton .. 21 21 .500 4½
Vancouver .. 19 21 .475 5½

Victoria ... 21 24 .467 6
Salem ...... 19 22 .463 6
Yakima ..... 18 24 .429 7½

YAKIMA, June 3—Veteran Hub Kittle shaded Len Kasparovitch in a pitchers' duel here tonight as Yakima defeated Victoria, 2-1. The victory evened the current Western International League series between the two clubs at a game apiece.
Singles by Larry Orteig and Gene Thompson paved the way for the winning run in the eighth. With Orteig on third and Thompson on first with one out, Victoria second baseman Jack Palmer juggled the ball while attempting to make a double killing on Neil Bryant's grounder and allowed the winning run to score.
Victoria had tied the count in the previous inning when Vic Buccola, who had tripled in the second frame, led off with a double, advanced to third on a fielder's choice and scored when Kasparovitch grounded out to short. Archie Wilson tripled for Victoria in the eighth but was left stranded.
In being bested by Kittle, who has held the Indian sign over the Athletics so far this season, Kasparovitch dropped his third one-run decision. Tonight's was his second loss by a 2-1 score.
Kasparovitch's won-loss record now stands at five and five.
Victoria ........... 000 000 100—1 6 1
Yakima ............ 000 010 01x—2 6 0
Kasparovitch and Recca; Kittle and Constantino.

WENATCHEE, June 3—With five Bremerton players ejected from the game by umpire Dehaney, Bremerton Bluejackets absorbed their second straight Western International League defeat from Wenatchee Chiefs, 13-10, here tonight.
In the first inning, Dehaney sent Eddie Samcoff to the showers, a moment later sending Manager Allan Strange to join him for arguing. A disputed play at first base resulted in Alan Maul, Al Ronning and Bill Barisoff taking the long walk.
There were four home runs hit in the game, one by Jay Ragni of Bremerton, two by Jerry Gardner and one by Bill Wilson of Wenatchee.
Manager Strange, in an effort to end a losing streak, put all his players' names in a hat, drawing his batting order out of it. The order resulted in starting pitcher John Conant batting second. Conant was replaced on the mound in the fourth by outfielder Bill Barisoff, who gave way to third baseman Snag Moore in the seventh.
Bremerton ......... 020 023 003—10 19 1
Wenatchee ....... 303 121 30x—13 16 1
Conant, Barisoff (4), Moore (7) and Volpi; Lierman and Gardner.

SALEM, Ore., June 3—Vancouver Capilanos ran completely amok in Salem tonight, blasting three Senators hulers for 16 hits in downing Salem, 10-1, behind the seven-hit pitching of Hal Saltzman.
It was the Caps' second straight win over the Senators.
They opened up on Bud Sporer in the first inning, cracking out four hits, one of them a towering, two-run triple by Bud Hjelmaa, a hit batsman and a pair of Salem errors for four runs.
Two more Cap tallies came across in the second as outfielder Frank Mullens smashed a homer with a mate aboard. A walk, manager Bill Brenner's third straight hit and doubles by Saltzman and Len Tran accounted for three more markers in the fifth inning.
Vancouver ........... 420 030 001—10 16 0
Salem ................. 000 010 000—1 7 1
Saltzman and Brenner; Sporer, Stevenson (8) and Stumpf.

Tacoma ............ 730 202 020—16 16 1
Spokane ........... 061 200 001—10 9 4
Nicholas, Venturelli (2) and Rossi; Cordell, Werbowski (1), Perry (9) and Sheely.

Wednesday, June 2, 1948

W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 23 15 .605 --
Wenatchee .. 22 19 .537 2½
Spokane .... 21 19 .525 3
Bremerton .. 21 20 .512 3½
Victoria ... 21 23 .477 5

Salem ...... 19 21 .475 5
Vancouver .. 18 21 .461 5½
Yakima ..... 17 24 .415 7½

SPOKANE, June 2—Spokane Indians squared their current Western International League series with Tacoma Tigers at one each tongith by defeating the visitors 11-3.
Pitcher Frank Nelson gained his sixth victory of the season. The win put the Indians in third place.
The Indians shelled Tiger Ray Fortier for five hits in the first inning. Two walks by Fortier and a Tacoma error added up to six runs that put the Indians on easy street. Manager Jim Brillheart took over on the mound for the Tigers in the sveneth and gave up one run in his three inning stint.
Longest hit of the game was Tiger Dick Greco's 402-foot homer over the centre-field fence in the eighth. Bud Sheely got five hits in five times at bat for Spokane while teammate George Valine collected three in three official times up.
Tacoma ............ 110 000 010—3 5 1
Spokane ........... 002 001 02x—11 7 1
Fortier, Brillheart (7) and Rossi; F. Nelson and Younker, Sheely (2).

YAKIMA, June 2—Pounding four Yakima pitchers for 15 hits, including home runs by Archie Wilson and Sal Recca, Victoria Athletics downed the Packers, 11-5 at Yakima tonight.
Ironman Joe Blankenship went the route in pitching the A's in notching his fifth victory of the season. He allowed 12 hits but his fire-ball worked to perfection in the clutches as he kept the Yakima blows well scattered.
Starting pitcher Bob Drilling of Yakima absorbed the loss, his eigth straight without a win.
Wilson and Recca led the Athletics at the plate, each picking up three base hits. They both hammered home runs off relief pitcher Fritz Romple in the seventh. Wilson garnered a triple and double, while Recca gathered a double and a single. Vic Buccola and Jack Palmer also pounded triples in the heavy batting attack.
Victoria .......... 000 104 330—11 15 2
Yakima ........... 020 001 011—5 12 2
Blankenship and Recca; Drilling, Romple (6), Pirack (6), Freeman (8) and Eastwood.

WENATCHEE, June 2—Home runs provided all the scoring as Wenatchee Chiefs defeated the Bremerton Bluejackets 2-1 here tonight.
Eddie Samcoff put Bremerton ahead in the third with a home run with no one on. But in the sixth, after Ray McNulty walked, Lou Estes homered for Wenatchee with the winning margin.
Lloyd Hittle pitched four-hit ball in losing, fanning nine and giving up three walks. Tom Rose, who won his first game tonight, fanned seven and walked but one.
Bremerton ............... 001 000 000—1 7 0
Wenatchee ............. 000 002 00x—2 4 1
Hittle and Volpi; Rose and Gardner.

SALEM, June 2—Vancouver Capilanos took the opener of a three-game Western International League series with the Salem Senators tonight by a 5-4 score.
Tall Bob Costello went the route for the Caps and after the third he muzzled the Solons. Salem got four runs off Costello through the second and third frames with the aid of the Vancouver hurler's wildness and a pair of doubles by outfielder Ed Barr. After that, Costello handed out nothing but goose eggs.
The Caps, who collected a total of 12 hits, mostly off Vince Lazor, banged over four runs in the initial frame, with Bill Reese's bases-loaded triple the big blow. Costello himself doubled in another tally in the third and the visitors finished with a final pair in the fourth, both produced on Buddy Hjelmaa's two-base hit.
Vancouver............. 401 200 000—7 12 1
Salem .................. 013 000 000—4 7 2
Costello and Warren; Lazor, Stevenson (9) and Stumpf.

Tuesday, June 1, 1948

W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 23 14 .622 --
Bremerton .. 21 19 .525 3½
Wenatchee .. 21 19 .521 3½
Spokane .... 20 19 .513 4
Salem ...... 19 20 .487 5
Victoria ... 20 23 .465 6
Vancouver .. 17 21 .447 6½
Yakima ..... 17 23 .425 7½

WENATCHEE, June 1—Wenatchee manager Chuck Cronin won a pitchers' duel from Bremerton's Keith Simon tonight as the Chiefs defeated Bremerton, 2-1, in the first game of their Western International League series. A single by Lou Estes scored Ray McNulty, who had doubled, for the Chiefs' run in the first inning. In the third, Estes doubled in McNulty, who singled, for the other run.
Bremerton's lone tally came on singles by Lil Arnerich and Bill Barisoff in the fourth.
Cronin fanned eight batters and yielded five hits.
Bremerton .......... 000 100 000—1 5 0
Wenatchee ........ 101 000 00x—2 8 2
Simon and Volpi; Cronin and Dalrymple.

SPOKANE, June 1—Tacoma Tigers chewed Spokane Indians, 12-6, tonight, but the game was finished under a Spokane protest.
The protest came in the ninth when Indian pitcher Gene Babbitt threw a ball hit by Tiger Ray Tran over first baseman Gene Petralli's head into the right field bleachers. The umpire allowed Hank Vallee, who was on second, and Glen Stetter, who was on first, to score on the play for Tacoma. Tran, the hitter, moved to third, where he stayed.
George Valine, Spokane second baseman, protested and was thumbed from the game by umpire John Nenezich.
The Indians took an early lead but were unable to hold out against the Tacoma batsmen in the last third of the game.
Stan Gilson as the winning pitcher. John Orphal was tagged with the loss.
Tacoma ............. 000 102 504—12 11 1
Spokane ............ 003 020 010—6 15 3
Gleason, Gilson (6), Venturelli (8) and Rossi; Orphal, Babbitt (7) and Sheely.

ABERDEEN, Wash., June 1—Vancouver Capilanos stopped off here tonight before heading to Salem, Oregon to open the season for the Independent Grays Harbor Merchants. Larry Manier pitched six-hit ball in winning the exhibition game, 6-2, and his mates clubbed two Merchants moundsmen for 14 hits.
Vancouver ........... 000 000 312—6 14 2
Grays Harbor ....... 100 100 000—2 6 5
Manier and Warren; Kaifer, Jorgenson (7) and Manley.

Salem, Yakima and Victoria were idle.

Non WIL Minor League News

Two Baseballers Banned for Life
COLUMBUS, 0., June 1—Bernard DeForge, manager-pitcher of the Reidsville Club of the Carolina League, and Ed Weingarten, an official of the Florence, S.C., Club of the Tri-State League and Leaksville, N.C. of the Blue Ridge loop, were banned from baseball today.
The men were placed on the permanently ineligible list by George M. Trautman, president of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues. He acted after a lengthy investigation into bribery, gambling and game-throwing charges center around the May 14 game between Winston-Salem and Reidsville of the Carolina League.
Trautman, in a long statement, said DeForge admitted "throwing the game, which Winston-Salem won 5-0, and that the Reidsviile manager confessed he had received $300. Trautman said Deforge admitted receiving the money from "one W. C. McWaters."
Trautman's statement said Deforge's "misconduct stemmed from a meeting May 10 in the Hotel Belvedere, Reidsville, between himself,
Weingarten and McWaters," Trautman quoted him as saying they discussed the proposition of "making a lot of money by betting on baseball games" and that it was agreed McWaters would contact Deforge at the proper time.
Deforge was quoted as saying he received a telephone call at his Reidsville home from McWaters on May 14, and was told to "see to it that Reidsville lost that night's game by at least three runs."
The record showed that after seven and a half innings of play, Winston-Salem was leading, 2 to 0. Deforge then relieved Pitcher Tal Abernathy. Deforge gave four bases on balls and uncorked a wild pitch, Winston-Salem scoring three unearned runs and winning, 5 to 0.
(Last year, as pitcher-manager of the Natchez club of-the Evangeline league, Deforge won 12 and lost four games, walking 25 and making one wild pitch in 147 innings, Trautman's records show.)
Trautman said his investigation was started because of reports that heavy gambling had taken place on the basis Winston-Salem would win by three runs, and that a "known gambler had been seen talking with Deforge while he was warming up and that there was no logical reason for relief of Pitcher Abernathy, and that Deforge had issued the bases on balls in order to assume defeat of his team by at least three runs."
Deforge said, Trautman added, that McWaters handed him $300 in a hotel lobby after the game, and that McWaters remarked: "I hated to see you have to do what you did."
"Unfortunately this office is without jurisdiction with respect to McWaters and could not require
him to answer Deforge's charges," Trautman's statement said.
"It does, however, have jurisdiction over the club official concerned, Ed Weingarten, and that individual was summoned to this office for a hearing on June 1.
"Upon being questioned, Weingarten denied Deforge's statements in toto, whereupon Deforge was called into the hearing and repeated his charges, Weingarten remained adamant in his denials, even when presented with documentary evidence establishing that he was at the Belvedere hotel, Reidsville, May 10, that McWaters had registered at that hotel, and that he and McWaters were seen in conversation in the hotel lobby that day."
Trautman continued that he was obliged to find Deforge guilty of conduct detrimental to baseball and that he was unable to accept Weingarten's statements that he was in no way involved.
Then Trautman ruled that both were on the permanently ineligible list, and that the May 14 Winston-Salem game with Reidsville should be "replayed from the point the misconduct occurred."
"The only regret this office has with respect to these orders," Trautman continued, "is that the president of the National Association is not empowered to impose upon Weingarten a penalty truly commensurate with his offense. In this connection, there is some consolation in the knowledge that a statute of the state of North Carolina provides a penalty of imprisonment
for anybody found guilty of 'fixing' a ball game, and I feel that I speak for all professional baseball when I wish the law enforcement officials of that state God-speed in any action that state might institute against the guilty."
Under baseball rules, Deforge and Weingarten may appeal to the executive committee of the national association within 30 days. Should they lose that appeal, they may carry the case to Commissioner A. B. Chandler.
"During the hearing relative to the general subject," Trautman said, "it was disclosed that the Reidsville club, thru its president, Phil Lundeen, had filed with Commissioner Chandler a statement of the interests of its owners with other clubs, without mentioning that Reidsville stockholders Brady and Smothers held a stock interest in the Florence club (Tri-State league). Lundeen testified that this omission was the result of inadvertence on his part, and this office is inclined to believe his defense, Therefore, Lundeen is hereby fined $500, the collection of which is suspended, until such time as Lundeen may again be guilty of such misconduct."
Deforge and Weingarten were present as Trautman handed down his edict. Also present were Presidents C. M. Llewellyn of the Class B Tri-State league; Stanley F. Radke of the Class D Blue Ridge league, and Carroll T. Brown of the Class C Carolina league.
Only principal not present in Trautman's office was McWaters. A check throughout the Carolinas by the Associated Press failed to reveal his whereabouts.
Brown said as he emerged from the hearing: "This thing makes me sick at my stomach."
Deforge, whose permanent address on the association's records is Jersey City, N. J., started in baseball in 1937 with Beatrice of the Nebraska State league. Later he was with Dayton, O., Durham, N. C., Birmingham, Ala., Portsmouth, Va., Montreal and Natchez. He spent three years in the service during the war.

Trautman Commits Error on Unearned Runs
COLUMBUS, O., June 2—The president of the minor leagues apparently slipped yesterday— either with his rulebook or his typewriter.
In a long statement accompanying the life expulsion from organized baseball of two minor leaguers, President George M. Trautman wrote:
" . . . Deforge issued four bases on balls and committed a wild pitch, the net result being that Winston-Salem scored three unearned runs in its half of the eighth inning and won the game, 5 to 0."
Rule 70, Section 12, of the official rules for baseball includes wild pitches as a method of scoring
earned runs, contradicting Trautman's description of the disputed runs.

Police Continue To Investigate Report Of Baseball Gambling
Winston-Salem, N. C., June 2—Police investigation continued today where organized baseball left off yesterday in the banishment of two men from the game for life.
A lifetime ban was placed against Bernard DeForge, pitcher - manager of the Reidsville, N. C., team of the Carolina League, and Ed Weingarten, an official of the Florence, S. C., club of the Tri-State League and Leaksville, N. C., of the Blue Ridge loop.
They were banned on charges of Bribery, gambling and game-throwing.
Police Chief John Gold and Detective Captain W. R. Burke of Winston-Salem said no criminal charges had been filed but that "an investigation is being conducted and we are cooperating with baseball people in this thing."
A North Carolina statute makes "fixing" of athletic events a criminal offense.
At Florence, S. C., where Weingarten was general manager and major stockholder of that city's entry in the Class B Tri-State league, minor stockholders said the team would continue league play.
Following National Association president George Trautman's decision, Charlotte Police Chief Frank N. Littlejohn said he had assigned two detectives to investigate reports of a betting coup at the Florence - Charlotte Tri-State game at Charlotte May 15.
Liltlejohn added that investigation thus far revealed no evidence of a 'fix', but he ordered a "crackdown" on all gambling at local games.

Monday, May 31, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 22 14 .611 --
Bremerton .. 21 18 .538 2½
Spokane .... 20 18 .526 3
Wenatchee .. 20 19 .513 3½
Salem ...... 19 20 .487 4½
Victoria ... 20 23 .465 5½
Vancouver .. 17 21 .447 6
Yakima ..... 17 23 .425 7

BREMERTON, May 31—John Marshall held the Victoria Athletics to three hits, but the A's didn't need any of them to score four times in the fourth inning to take the first game of a twin-bill in Bremerton, 6-4. The Bluejackets won the second game, 3-1, as Gene Chelli hurled a five-hitter.
Victoria's first-game rally came after Marshall walked two batters, then Vic Buccola was safe on a bunt when the throw to third was too late for the force. Third baseman Snag Moore then threw wild to first on Mike Dalton's infield and all the bases uncleared themselves. Dalton later scored on Marshall's balk.
Del Owens got credit for the win, although he needed help from Len Kasparovitch, who pitched scoreless ball the last three innings. Marshall took the loss, while Lloyd Hittle was hit-less the rest of the way for Bremerton.
Bremerton squared matters in for the day and the series in the night game. Sal Recca's home run in the fifth accounted for the lone Victoria score. Ed Murphy had opened the scoring earlier when he hit for the circuit in the second inning. A two-run rally in the fourth won it for the Tars.
First game
Victoria .......... 110 400 0—6 3 1
Bremerton ....... 001 300 0—4 6 3
Owens, Kasparovitch (7) and recca; Marshall, Hittle (5) and Ronning.
Second game
Victoria ........... 000 010 000—1 5 0
Bremerton ....... 010 200 00x—3 8 1
Logue, Walkingshaw (8) and Recca; Chelli and Volpi.

TACOMA, May 31—Carl Gunnarson quashed trade rumours by hurling a seven-hit game at the hard-hitting Tacoma Tigers, as the Vancouver Capilanos won 5-4 to take the series, two games to one.
Gunnarson's mates cracked out ten hits off Ken Clary. Joe Kaney had three of them, and had nine hits in the series.
The Caps big inning was the fourth when they hooked up a barrage of base hits with two Tacoma errors for a four-run spree. Orrin Snyder put the finishing touches on it with a single in the eighth to score Charlie Mead.
Vancouver ........ 004 000 010—5 10 1
Tacoma ............ 110 100 010—4 7 3
Gunnarson and Brenner; Clary and Rossi.

First game
Wenatchee ........... 000 000 100—1 8 1
Salem .................. 000 000 101—2 5 0
McCollum and Dalrymple; Olson and McMilan, Stumpf (9).
Second game
Wenatchee .......... 000 200 070—9 9 1
Salem ................. 304 010 000—8 15 0
Lierman, Rose (8) and Gardner; McIrvin, Stevenson (7), Sporer (9) and Stumpf.

First game
Spokane .............. 001 023 0—6 9 1
Yakima ................ 032 300 x—8 13 0
Werbowski, Babbitt (4) and Younker; Freeman, Drilling (6) and Eastwood.
Second game
Spokane ............. 100 001 001—3 10 2
Yakima ............... 300 310 00x—7 13 2
Teagan, Babbitt (8) and Sheely; Ford and Constantino.

Sunday, May 30, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 22 13 .629 --
Spokane .... 20 16 .556 2½
Bremerton .. 20 17 .541 3
Wenatchee .. 19 18 .514 4
Salem ...... 18 19 .486 5
Victoria ... 19 22 .463 6
Vancouver .. 16 21 .432 7
Yakima ..... 15 23 .395 9

VANCOUVER, May 30—Cy Greenlaw went to the hill once too often on Sunday and, as a result, the Tacoma Tigers and Vancouver Capilanos broke even in a Western International League double-header.
He pitched to two batters in the first game and got credit for a 10-9 win, but in the nightcap, he surrendered four runs in two innings to take a 7-3 loss.
Greenlaw started the sixth inning of the nightcap by walking Bill Brenner, then giving up back-to-back doubles to Len Tran and Joe Kaney to produce two runs. In the seventh, a walk to Bill Reese, Charlie Mead's triple and Buddy Hjelmaa's long fly gave Vancouver another pair of runs to sew up the game.
Bob Snyder, the winning pitcher, also saw relief action in both games, though he didn't suffer a decision in the opener. Frank Higgins was handed his first loss of the year as he gave up a walk and a hit after getting an out in the eighth.
Larry Rossi tripled twice and singled to drive in four runs, while Jack Warren hit a solo homer and Charlie Mead a two-run shot for Vancouver.
First game
Vancouver ...... 010 031 202—9 16 1
Tacoma ......... 003 004 021—10 16 3
Saltzman, R. Snyder (6), Higgins (9) and Warren; Gleason, Gilson (6), Nicholas (7), Greenlaw (9) and Rosssi,
Second game
Vancouver ...... 100 202 2—7 12 0
Tacoma ......... 010 000 0—1 5 2
Anderson, R. Snyder (5) and Brenner, Warren (6); Fortierm Greenlaw (6) and Hargadon, Rossi (5).

BREMERTON, May 30—Jim Propst's wild toss in the seventh and last inning allowed two Bremerton runs to score and end the game, as the Bluejackets defeated the Victoria Athletics, 2-1, in the opener of a Sunday twin-bill. The boot tossed away his three-hit pitching performance.
Meanwhile, the Athletics managed a rare feat - four base hits in one inning without scoring.
Victoria came back to win the second game, 9-6.
First game
Victoria .......... 000 001 0—1 10 3
Bremerton ....... 000 002 x—2 3 0
Propst, Blankenship (6) and Recca; Conant and Volpi.
Second game
Victoria .......... 020 050 200—9 11 1
Bremerton ....... 000 301 020—6 8 2
Ward, Blankenship (6) and Recca; Sullivan and Ronning.

YAKIMA, May 30—Spokane's Indians, pushing a streak of 11 wins in 12 starts, rested only two and a half games behind the pace-setting Tacoma Tigers tonight as the Indians smacked Yakima, taking a double bill by scores of 2-1 and 4-2.
First game
Spokane ............ 000 002 0—2 5 2
Yakima .............. 010 000 0—1 5 2
Cordell and Sheely; Kittle and Eastwood.
Second game
Spokane ............ 111 010 000—4 10 0
Yakima .............. 100 000 100—2 11 1
Perry and Sheely; Strait, Romple (8) and Constantino.

First game
Wenatchee ........... 013 000 000—4 4 2
Salem .................. 400 010 10x—6 9 0
Mann and Dalrymple; Stevenson, Lazor (3) and Stumpf.
Second game
Wenatchee ........... 001 010 2—4 4 0
Salem .................. 000 010 0—1 5 4
Horton, Rose (7) and Gardner; Sporer, Wilson (6), Carr (7) and McMillan.

Saturday, May 29, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 21 12 .636 --
Bremerton .. 19 16 .543 3
Spokane .... 18 16 .563 3½
Wenatchee .. 18 17 .514 4
Salem ...... 17 18 .486 5
Victoria ... 18 21 .462 6
Vancouver .. 15 20 .429 7
Yakima ..... 15 21 .417 7½

VICTORIA, May 29—Backing up Len Kasparovitch's great hurling, Victoria ended a losing streak with a 4-2 win in the night game of a double header, after George Nicholas three-hit them in a 5-1 Tacoma victory in the opener.
Kasparovitch struck out ten, didn't walk anyone, though he hit a batter, as he scattered 11 hits for his fifth win.
The A's took the lead in the third inning on Charlie Balassi's long drive over the centre field fence and went ahead in the fourth when Sal Recca boomed out a tremendous triple. The score remained at 2-1 until the eighth when four hits, including Balassi's triple, gave Victoria a 4-1 margin, more than enough to take care of Tacoma's ninth-inning run.
In the opener, Archie Wilson misjudged Glen Stetter's liner in the fourth inning. Ray Tran and Nicholas then dropped hits into left field and three runs scored, more than enough to win.
Larry Lee added a two run homer in the seventh.
The A's were unable to get a hit off Nicholas until the sixth inning. They scored in the fifth inning without one.
First game
Tacoma ........... 000 300 2—5 9 1
Victoria ........... 000 010 0—1 3 0
Nicholas and Rossi; Blankenship, Gott (7) and Recca.
Second game
Tacoma ........... 000 100 001—2 11 1
Victoria ........... 001 100 02x—4 13 0
Venturelli and Hargadon, Rossi (7); Kasparovitch and Recca.

SALEM, Ore., May 29—Wenatchee's Chiefs drew first blood in the opener of a five-game series with Salem's Senators tonight as they ran up a 10-inning, 7-6 win over the locals.
Jerry Gardner's single scoring Ray McNulty in the tenth provided the Chiefs with the winning tally after the Solons pulled even in the ninth with the aid of a late-inning surge.
Wenatchee ........... 300 200 010 1—7 10 6
Salem .................. 000 003 201 0—6 6 1
Rose, McCollum (6) and Dalrymple; Olson, Carr (4) and Stumpf.

YAKIMA, May 29—Capitalizing on seven Yakima errors, Spokane swamped the Packers in a Western International League baseball game tonight, 12-2. Pitcher Frank Nelson, veteran righthander, hit two singles and a double for the Indians in as many official times at bat. he gave up ten scattered hits.
Spokane .......... 341 000 400—12 13 0
Yakima ............ 100 000 010—2 10 7
Nelson and Sheely; Drilling, Pirack (2) and Constantino.

Only games scheduled?

WIL Season is Extended
SPOKANE, Wash., May 29—The Western International League baseball season will be extended from September 6 to September 15, Robert B. Abel, league president, said today in Tacoma.
A schedule for the extended period is now being drawn up. Abel said in a telephone conversation with the Associated Press that the large number of games postponed because of rain has made it necessary to add ten games at the end of the season.
The four-team play-off, originally scheduled at the end of the season, will not be held. The $7,500 cash pot that was to have been the prize money in the play-off will be divided among the first four clubs.
The first-place club will receive $3,000 with $2,000, $1,500 and $1,00 prizes going to the other three clubs in the order they finish.

Friday, May 28, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 20 11 .645 --
Bremerton .. 19 16 .543 3
Spokane .... 17 16 .515 4
Wenatchee .. 17 17 .500 4½
Salem ...... 17 17 .500 4½
Victoria ... 17 20 .459 6
Vancouver .. 15 20 .429 7
Yakima ..... 15 20 .429 7

All games rained out

Thursday, May 27, 1948

VANCOUVER, May 27—It you can't outhit them, out-think them.
Bremerton did just that tonight to edge the Vancouver Capilanos 4-3 and move within three games of Tacoma's rained-out Western International league leaders.
Bob Costello walked Ed Samcoff in the eighth inning with one out, and Jay Ragni's single brought him home with the tying run. Dale Markert drove one to Buddy Hjelmaa at short, who made the play at first, but Ragni kept going for third. First baseman Bill Reece fired the ball to third, but umpire Kotzen ruled the runner safe.
This so upset manager Bill Brenner that he roared out toward the mound — without calling time. The alert Ragni then sauntered home for what turned to be the winning run.
The Caps didn't seem to let it bother them as they mounted a late attack, after solving former Oakland pitcher Lloyd Hittle for only two hits in seven innings. They used two hits to score a run in the eighth, then rallied in the ninth.
Joe Kaney and Frank Mullens opened with one-out singles, then Bill Reese laid down a perfect bunt to load the bases. Charlie Mead singled Kaney in, and that brought in John Conant from the bullpen and Brenner to the plate. He grounded shorstop Jimmy Brown, who appeared to make the force-out at second — only to realise he didn't have the ball. Mullens had crossed the plate at that point, but it didn't matter as Brown grabbed the ball, threw to first, and got the slow-footed Brenner to end the game.
Bob Costello's pitching effort was wasted. He pitched to only 17 batters in the first five innings, giving up one hit and allowing one man to reach third — on an overthrow by Brenner. He ended up with four hits and struck out six when he left for a pinch-hitter in the eighth.
Vancouver's first run was in the fifth, thanks to a Charlie Mead homer. Bremerton added two in the sixth by combining two bloop hits with two walks.
Bremerton ......... 000 002 020—4 5 1
Vancouver ......... 000 010 011—3 7 2
Hittle, Conant (9) and Volpi; Costello, Higgins (9) and Brenner.

SPOKANE, May 27—Spokane Indians took their second straight Western International League game from Wenatchee tonight, 6-4.
Wenatchee went to work on Indian pitcher John Orphal in the first frame for three runs.
The Spokane crew came back in the same inning to turn three Wenatchee errors, two walks and a single hit into five runs. Everett Stenman went the route on the mound for the Chiefs and allowed Spokane only eight hits.
Wenatchee .......... 301 000 000—4 10 4
Spokane .............. 500 000 10x—6 8 1
Stenman and Dalrymple; Orphal and Sheely.

YAKIMA, May 27—Yakima beat Salem, 9-4, in the opening game of a Western International League double-header here tonight.
Seven hits, including a triple by Gene Thompson, and a crucial Salem error, produced seven runs for Yakima in the sixth. The sudden outburst by the Packers broke up a pitching duel between Salem's Cal McIrvin and Yakina's Garth Ford. Each hurler had given up but four hits until Yakima's big sixth inning frame.
Salem won 4-3 in the second game, stopped after five innings due to rain.
First game
Salem ............ 000 000 4—4 4 1
Yakima .......... 000 207 x—9 11 0
McIrvin and McMillan; Ford, Kittle (7) and Eastwood.
Second game
Salem .......... 200 11—4 10 2
Yakima ........ 030 00—3 10 0
Lazor and Stumpf; Freeman and Constantino.

Tacoma at Victoria, postponed, rain.

Athletics Get Outfielder
VICTORIA, May 27—The New York Yankees today announced they have assigned right-handed-hitting outfielder Roy Gilmore to the Victoria Athletics of the Western International League.
Gilmore has been with Beaumont this season and is expected to join the club within a few days. He was in 122 games for Joplin last year and hit .269 (133 for 495). He scored 87 times and batted in 67 runs. Among his safeties were 12 home runs, 19 triples and 20 doubles, and he stole 15 bases.

Little things like this can drive a front office baseball manager crazy. Capilano business manager Bob Brown received a letter from an aspiring student of baseball the other day, and this is what the young fellow said.
It starts out, “I have seen your Capilanos play and can now appreciate the fact that you need a centre fielder.” (Ed.—That’s Frank Mullens he’s talking about, isn’t it?)
“I am 19 years old and six feet one inch in height. I hit .471 for Blaine High School.” (Ed. —My batting average for the press softball team last year was .585.)
“I have played a few games during the spring and am ready to go any time you want to call for me.” (Ed. —All this spring training baseball teams go through is most unnecessary.)
“All I need is a few licks in batting practise and I know I will get enough hits to satisfy you and your fans. I have seen the pitchers in the WIL and they aren’t any harder to hit than those I faced in high school.” (Ed.—I once saw Bob Feller, and I didn’t think he was so tough, either. Mind you, I have never hit against Feller.)
The kid’s name is Bob Robertson, and as you have gathered now, he comes from Blaine, Washington.
If I am wrong in making fun of this youngster, then I will apologise later.
* * *
More on these front office problems. The Sage of False Creek, R.P. (for Paul, not Preston) Brown is either going to have to cut a player loose or do some cute financial juggling soon.
The Caps are carrying 17 players, plus manager Bill Brenner, par for the WIL course. But they far over the $4000 per month salary limit (Brenner’s stipend is excepted in this figure.)
The reason for the increase payroll is the fact that the Brennermen haven’t optioned any players from Seattle this season. Frank Mullens, Bob Snyder, Bob Costello and Jack Warren, all high-priced timber, are Vancouver property and their salaries are paid from this end in full.
Last season a case came up which will clarify the option rule.
When Paul Carpenter was optioned to the Caps he carried a $700 per month tag with him. Of this the Caps paid $300 while Seattle sent the outfielder a cheque for the rest because he came under the option rule.
With the coming of Bob Snyder last week, the Caps went far over the salary limit. Snyder was purchased outright from Seattle and his salary is also paid from this side (and not in beer caps, either).
Even the release of Sammy Samhammer didn’t make up the difference.
For now Brown can get along by putting certain players under temporary suspensions. But this is good for only 10 days, then the player must be returned to the active list or released.
* * *
An angered fan drops a postcard this way and says “When is Bob Brown going to bring his price down to 25 cents, and that is plenty for the so-called baseball?” It is signed “Once a Fan.”No comment.
Fans have also been asking why Bill Brenner pulled himself out of the lineup Monday night after getting three for three, the last of which was a 410-foot double.
We wondered, too, for when Jack Warren went in to relieve, it deprived the Caps of pinch-hitting power.
Brenner, as a matter of fact, swung so hard at the pitch which he doubled to the centre field fence, he pulled a nerve in the back of his neck. That is the reason.
- Sun, May 28, 1948
[Note—The Bob Robertson in the column later went on to be a Hall of Fame radio and TV sportcaster in Washington State and as of this blogging, still calls the Spokane Indians games of the Northwest League.]

Wednesday, May 26, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 20 11 .645 --
Bremerton .. 18 16 .529 3½
Wenatchee .. 17 16 .515 4
Salem ...... 16 16 .500 4½
Spokane .... 16 16 .500 4½
Victoria ... 17 20 .459 6
Vancouver .. 15 19 .441 6½
Yakima ..... 14 19 .424 7

VANCOUVER, May 26—See saw, Marjorie Daw—The teams all aim for Tacoma.
It's more than a nursery rhyme parody for the Tacoma Tigers. The Western International League pace setter took it on the chin for the second straight game tonight.
Hunk Anderson allowed only two singles and a double, while his teammates pounded 16 hits as the Vancouver Capilanos upset the Tigers 14-2 tonight.
Joe Kaney singled, tripled, and doubled to bring in five runs and accepted 12 chances at second base without a muff, even though his arm is injured and he can only throw underhanded.
Charlie Mead homered for the Caps.
Tacoma ........... 000 200 000—2 3 2
Vancouver ....... 335 011 20x—14 16 3
Gleason, Gilson (3), Greco (4) and Hargadon; Anderson and Warren.

VICTORIA, May 26—Snag Moore's seventh-inning home run made the difference as the Bremerton Bluejackets beat the Victoria Athletics tonight, 7-5, in a Western International League game.
After Bremerton pitcher Bill Barisoff and Jack Palmer had exchanged third inning home runs, the visitors moved ahead with three runs in the fourth. But Victoria wouldn't give up. Blooper hits by Lil Arnerich, Al Maul, and Ed Murphy were followed by Jimmy Brown's line single to score two. Righthander Frank Logue, who lost his first game after three wins, hurled to second base to pick off Murphy, who ended up scoring instead when Palmer's throw hit him in the back as he streaked for third. A single run in the fifth made it 5-1.
Victoria bounced back in their half of the inning when a long double by Sal Recca, a walk to Logue and Charlie Balassi's single filled the bags. After Vic Buccola forced a runner at the plate, Palmer cleared the bases with a double to the fence in left-centre to brings the A's to within a run.
Moore's home run followed Barisoff's double in the seventh to finish the scoring to maintain some distance — which was needed after Palmer hit an inside the park home run in the eighth when Dale Markert missed a shoe-string catch in left. The sole run was the last the home team could muster.
Bremerton ........... 001 310 200—7 11 2
Victoria .............. 001 030 010—5 8 2
Barisoff, Marshall (8) and Volpi, Logue and Recca.

Wenatchee ............... 010 000 001—2 5 1
Spokane ................... 022 000 00x—4 8 2
Lierman and Gardner; Teagan and Sheely.

Salem at Yakima, rained out.

Tuesday, May 25, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 20 10 .666 --
Wenatchee .. 17 15 .531 4
Bremerton .. 17 16 .515 4½
Salem ...... 16 16 .500 5
Spokane .... 15 16 .484 5½
Victoria ... 17 19 .472 6
Yakima ..... 14 19 .424 7½
Vancouver .. 14 19 .424 7½

VANCOUVER, May 25—The Tacoma Tigers outhit the Vancouver Capilanos 16-9, but took a 6-4 loss at Capilano Stadium tonight.
The Tigers jumped out to a first inning lead. Lefty Loyko hit Hal Saltzman's first pitch over the right field fence and Vern Lewis followed with a homer to right centre. Larry Lee walked, Dick Greco singled, then it was Saltzman's turn to take a walk to the dugout after facing only four batters. Bob Snyder came in from the pullpen for the fourth win in six days and went the rest of the way for the win.
The Caps tied it with two runs in the first and benefitted from Frank Mullens' two-run homer in the fifth.
Tacoma ........... 200 001 010—4 16 1
Vancouver ....... 200 022 00x—6 9 2
Greenlaw, Gilson (2), Venturelli (8) and Hargadon; Saltzman, Snyder (1) and Brenner.

VICTORIA, May 25—Six Bremerton runners crossed the plate in the sixth inning as the Bluejackets overpowered the Victoria Athletics 11-3 tonight.
Five hits and an error brought in the runs.
The Tars scored three in the third when Vic Buccola let Jay Ragni's smash go through him into right field and they added another in the third. Victoria put the first three men on in their half of the fourth but could only score one. They had the bags loaded again in the fifth and only tallied once. In the sixth, Keith Simon retired the Victoria side on only 11 pitches with eight of the nine strikes being called.
The visitors added their last run in the eighth while Victoria broke through with one in the ninth. Archie Wilson went three for three, running his hit streak to 18 games.
Bremerton ......... 003 106 010—11 15 3
Victoria ............. 000 110 001—3 9 3
Simon and Volpi; Ward, Owens (4), Walkinghaw (6) and Hawkins.

Yakima ............. 210 112 022 —11 14 2
Wenatchee ....... 300 100 000—4 7 5
Kittle and Constantino; McCollum, Mann (7) and Gardner.

First game
Salem ........... 080 020 000—10 10 0
Spokane ........ 001 000 000—1 6 3
Olson and McMillan; Werbowski, Perry (2) and Sheely.
Second game
Salem ............ 100 000 201—4 6 1
Spokane ......... 510 300 20x—11 16 6
Stevenson, Carr (1) and Stumpf; Cordell and Sheely.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Monday, May 24, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 20  9 .690 --
Wenatchee .. 17 14 .548 4
Bremerton .. 16 16 .500 5½
Salem ...... 15 15 .500 5½
Victoria ... 17 18 .486 6
Spokane .... 14 15 .483 6
Yakima ..... 13 19 .406 8½
Vancouver .. 13 19 .406 8½

VICTORIA, May 24—Finding their batting eyes after John Marshall set them down on three hits in the first game, the Victoria Athletics pounded out a 12-6 win under the lights over the Bremerton Bluejackets in a Holiday Monday double-header.
Marshall only allowed one hit — Vic Buccola's single in the fourth — going into the ninth inning, but his own error, two singles and a walk ended his shutout bid.
Marshall struck out eight Athletics, counterbalanced somewhat by the fact he struck out at the plate five times.
Del Owens started for Victoria and was greeted with four straight hits, the last one taking a bad hop and bashing him in the teeth. He had to come out of the ball game, and replacement Jim Propst gave up a hit and a walk before managing to get three out to end the inning with only two runs in.
The Tars got a run in the sixth and three in the ninth, though they loaded the bases with none out in the third and fourth, but failed to score, as manager Alan Strange shook his head in amazement.
Len Kasparovitch started and won the night game, and hit three successive doubles for Victoria as well. They were amongst the nine extra-base blows in the A's 15-hit arsenal.
Leading 2-1, Ted Norbert's nine scored three in the fifth. Kasparovitch started it with a double. They added four more in the sixth after two more were out with another double by the Victoria righthander and Charlie Balassi's homer being the features. Two more in the seventh and one in the eight wound to up for the home team.
A tiring Kasparovitch surrendered five runs in the eighth to make the game seem closer than what it was.
First game
Bremerton ........... 200 001 003—6 14 3
Victoria .............. 000 000 002—2 3 2
Marshall and Volpi, Owens, Propst (1), Goot (9) and Recca.
Second game
Bremerton .......... 001 000 050—6 11 2
Victoria ............. 101 034 21x—12 15 2
Conant, Arnerich (8) and Ronning; Kasparovitch and Recca.

VANCOUVER, May 24—The Tacoma Tigers opened their four-game Western International League series with the Vancouver Capilanos in winning style today, nipping the Caps 6-4 in the afternoon, and winning 10-8 in the nightcap.
Larry Rossi sparked the Tigers in the afternoon tilt with two homers — the first in the second inning with the bases empty, the second in the third with Dick Greco on base.
In the second game, Vancouver mounted a ninth-inning rally, scoring three times to come within two runs. But manager Bill Brenner, who hit two doubles and a single in three trips, had yanked himself from the line-up, which left the team without a pinch-hitter in the ninth when the Caps could have used one.
Frank Mullens homered in the first game, and hit two for three RBIs in the second for Vancouver.
First game
Tacoma ........... 032 000 100—6 12 1
Vancouver ....... 010 010 200—4 10 1
Clary and Tossi; Gunnarson and Brenner.
Second game
Tacoma ........... 010 052 020—10 17 2
Vancouver ....... 011 200 013—8 15 3
Fortier, Nichols (9) and Hargedon; Costello, Higgins (5) and Brenner and Warren.

SPOKANE, May 24—Spokane Indians batted two Salem pitchers for 14 hits, eight in the first three innings, to trouble the Solons, 8-2, tonight before 3,540 Western International League fans.
Salem .......... 000 200 000—2 10 3
Spokane ...... 102 001 00x—8 14 1
McIrvin, Carr (4) and Stumpf; F. Nelson and Younker.

WENATCHEE, May 24—Wenatchee Chiefs swept both ends of a double-header from Yakima Packers, 10-6 and 3-1, here tonight to firmly establish their claim to second place in the league standings.
A four-run homer by catcher Jerry Gardner in the first inning of the first game sparked a six-run inning and the Chiefs were never headed.
First game
Yakima .......... 141 000 0—6 8 2
Wenatchee .... 022 000 x—10 8 3
Drilling, Pirack (6) and Eastwood; Horton, Stenman (5) and Gardner.
Second game
Yakima .......... 000 000 010—1 7 2
Wenatchee .... 020 000 10x—3 5 1
Strait and Constantino; Rose and Dalrymple.

Sunday, May 23, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 18  9 .666 --
Salem ...... 15 14 .517 3½
Wenatchee .. 15 14 .517 3½
Bremerton .. 15 15 .500 4½
Victoria ... 16 17 .485 4½
Spokane .... 13 15 .464 5
Yakima ..... 13 17 .433 6
Vancouver .. 13 17 .433 6

First game
Bremerton .......... 100 002 000—3 9 0
Tacoma ............. 000 000 001—1 6 0
Hittle and Ronning, Volpi (6); Nicholas and Rossi.
Second game
Bremerton .......... 010 000 0—1 7 4
Tacoma ............. 402 000 x—6 8 1
Chelli and Ronning; Venturelli and Hargedon.

Yakima at Wenatchee,rained out.
Salem at Spokane, rained out.
Vancouver and Victoria, idle due to Sunday blue laws.

Saturday, May 22, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 17  8 .739 --
Salem ...... 15 14 .517 4
Wenatchee .. 15 14 .517 4
Bremerton .. 14 14 .500 4½
Victoria ... 16 17 .485 5
Spokane .... 13 15 .464 5½
Yakima ..... 13 17 .433 6½
Vancouver .. 13 17 .433 6½

VICTORIA, May 22—A first inning error by Victoria shortstop Mike Dalton proved to be costly as the Vancouver Capilanos scored six runs on their way to a 10-8 victory over the Athletics in the first game of a Western International League doubleheader Saturday. The A's came back to win the second game 3-2, thanks to a three-run sixth inning.
Jim Propst had two men out and one run in when Dalton messed up on Buddy Hjelmaa's easy grounded. A walk to Bill Brenner forced in a second run and brought Dick Walkingshaw to the mound. Orrin Synder immediately clouted one over the force for four runs.
Vancouver added single runs in the third and fourth off reliver Al Goot.
Victoria made it a battle, though. They picked up two runs in the second, four more in the fifth, then a pair in the sixth on Jack Palmer's home run to bring the A's to within a run.
But the Caps added a pair of runs in the ninth when Ken Kasparovitch served up a soft one Joe Kaney with two out and two on base. He dropped the 0-2 pitch for a bloop single to score a run, then Frank Mullens doubled in another.
Sal Recca had an RBI double for the A's in the last of the ninth but the rally ended there.
The Caps looked like they were on their way to a win in the nightcap. A walk started it in the fifth. Joe Kaney doubled and Jack Warren doubled two runs in.
But Victoria used an error in the sixth to win the game. With two out and Charlie Blassi on first, Hjelmaa booted Vic Buccola's roller, Palmer rolled on through the box into centre for a run, then Archie Wilson's soft pop to left field fell for a double, as Charlie Mead lost it in the lights, and the tying and winning runs came in. The two hits were among the five Victoria managed in the whole game off hard-luck loser Hal Saltzman.
Wilson now has a 15-game hitting streak.
First game
Vancouver ....... 601 100 002—10 15 1
Victoria ........... 020 041 001—8 9 3
Anderson, R. Snyder (5) and Brenner; Propst, Walkingshaw (1), Goot (3), Kasparovitch (9) and Recca.
Second game
Vancouver ...... 000 020 000—2 7 1
Victoria .......... 000 003 00x—3 5 0
Saltzman and Brenner; Ward, Blankenship (5) and Recca.

WENATCHEE, May 22—Wenatchee Chiefs came from behind with two eighth-inning runs to defeat Salem Senators 4-3 tonight. The win moved the Chiefs into a second-place tie with their opponants.
A Salem error, which let a man read first, a double by Fern Paredes and a single by Gene Gaviglio accounted for the two runs. Wenatchee had two out when the rally started.
Joe Gedzius, Salem shortstop, was responsible for the error but made up for it in advance. He brought in Salem's two runs in the third inning with a homer.
The Wenatchee win left Salem with a 2-1 edge in their three-game series.
Salem .............. 002 000 100—3 9 1
Wenatchee ...... 100 001 02x—4 7 3
Lazor and Stumpf; Lierman and Dalrymple.

Bremerton ......... 000 300 000—3 6 2
Tacoma ............ 400 000 01x—5 4 2
Sullivan and Volpi; Gleason and Rossi.

Yakima at Spokane, postponed, rain.

Friday, May 21, 1948

by the Associated Press
              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 16  8 .667 --
Salem ...... 15 13 .536 3
Bremerton .. 14 13 .519 3½
Wenatchee .. 14 14 .500 4
Victoria ... 15 16 .484 4½
Spokane .... 13 15 .464 5
Yakima ..... 13 17 .433 6
Vancouver .. 12 16 .429 6

VICTORIA, May 21—Frank Logue tossed a four-hitter tonight as the Victoria Athletics took their second in a row from the Vancouver Capilanos, 7-3.
Logue walked five and struck out six.
He allowed the Caps to get on the board in the second inning. Logue walked Charlie Mead, then tried to get Buddy Hjelmaa to hit into a double-play, but Jack Palmer threw over the head of Mike Dalton's head at second, allowing the runners to go to second and third. Bill Reese was intentionally passed to fill the bases and Orrin Snyder's short fly to Lou Kubiak in left field brought in the first run.
The A's went to work in the final half of the inning with seven hits to score five runs. Kubiak beat out an infield hit and went to second on Sal Recca's smash past third base. Dalton hit the first pitch to left centre, scoring Kubiak. Recca and Dalton advanced on the throw before Logue singled solidly to right to score them. Charlie Balassi walked, but Carl Gunnarson got an out when he picked Logue off second base. Vic Buccola dragged a bunt down the first base line for a single. Palmer forced Balassi at third but Archie Wilson beat out an infield hit to load the bases. Babe Jensen then lined a low hit through centre to drive in the fourth and fifth runs.
In the fourth, Logue walked Mead and Hjelmaa, then Reese, making his first appearance after being out with a sore back, doubled one run home and Snyder singled in another.
Victoria's single runs in the third and fourth innings were unearned.
Every member of the A's except Palmer picked up a base hit.
Vancouver .......... 010 200 000—3 4 4
Victoria .............. 051 100 00x—7 10 2
Gunnarson, R. Snyder (6) and Warren; Logue and Recca.

TACOMA, May 21—The Bluejackets scored four runs in a hectic ninth that saw Manager Alan Strange ejected by Umpire Abe Kotzen for protesting too vigourously.
Bremerton ............. 000 102 004—7 12 1
Tacoma ................ 301 020 03x—9 11 1
Conant, Hittle (1), Barisoff (5) and Volpi; Fortier, Clary (6), Nicholas (9) and Rossi.

Salem ................ 000 020 326—13 15 1
Wenatchee ......... 002 020 102—7 10 6
Olsen, Carr (8) and McMillan; Stenman, Rose (7), Cronin (8) and Gardner.

Yakima ............. 101 200 030—7 10 2
Spokane ........... 000 211 80x—12 14 0
Freeman, Pirack (6) and Constantino; Orphal, Babbitt (8) and Sheely.

Thursday, May 20, 1948

BREMERTON, Wash., May 20—Bremerton's hopes of overtaking the pace-setting Tacoma Tigers have faded as the two clubs swing over to the Tacoma field to open a four-game set on Friday.
The Bluejackets dropped an 8-3 decision to the Tacomans tonight and fell two and a half games back of the leaders. The win was the Tigers' first of the three-game series and came despite the sudden resurgence of Bill Barisoff as a power at the plate.
The Bremerton outfielder, holder of the league home run record, hit his stride with a homer, triple and single.
Tacoma .......... 110 031 020—8 12 1
Bremerton ....... 011 000 001—3 9 3
Greenlaw and Rossi; Simon, Chelli (5) and Ronning.

WENATCHEE, May 20—Joe Gedzius homered for Salem with two away in the 10th inning to give the Senators a 4-3 decision over the Wenatchee Chiefs in a Western International League match tonight.
Salem .............. 100 000 020 1—4 8 1
Wenatchee ....... 003 000 000 0—3 7 1
McIrvin and McMillan; McCollum, Horton (10) and Dalrymple.

SPOKANE, Wash., May 20—Spokane Indians won their series opener against Yakima Packers, 3-2, tonight on third baseman Leo Thomas' 370-foot double in the last half of the ninth.
Yakima ........... 001 100 000—2 9 3
Spokane ......... 000 000 021—3 10 2
Ford and Constantino; Babbitt and Sheely.

VICTORIA, B.C., May 20—Victoria Athletics used a 17-hit attack to break a four-game losing streak tonight and level the Vancouver Capilanos 18-6.
11 of the hits were were for extra bases — three home runs, a triple and seven doubles.
Victoria got off to a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Mike Palmer's double and Babe Jensen's single followed a base on balls. They added a third run in the third when Jensen tripled with Archie Wilson aboard.
The Athletics broke up the ball game with a seven-run blast that sent Caps' starter Larry Manier to the showers. Vic Buccola led off with his home run to the right centre-field corner. Palmer singled, Wilson walked and Jensen crashed one over the fence. Frank Higgins came in to relieve Manier, but the assault continued.
Sal Recca doubled, second baseman Joe Kaney booted one and Recca scored. Len Kasparovitch singled, and Buccola, up to bat again, bounced on off the fence for two bases and three more runs.
To complete the rout, A's catcher Sal Recca blasted a three-run homer in the sixth after a single by Jensen and a pass to Wilson.
Another A's run scored in the seventh and four more in the eighth. The last two runs came over when Buccola hoofed out a dribbler to the right of the mound and no one covered first. Kasparovitch was on third and Charlie Balassi on second, and they both came in.
Jack Warren and Frank Mullens homered for Vancouver with Warren also picking up a double and a single.
Vancouver .......... 010 002 021—6 11 2
Victoria .............. 201 073 14x—18 17 0
Manier, Higgins (5) and Brenner; Kasparovitch and Recca.

Wednesday, May 19, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 14  8 .636 --
Bremerton .. 14 11 .560 1½
Wenatchee .. 14 12 .538 2
Salem ...... 13 13 .500 3
Yakima ..... 13 15 .464 4
Vancouver .. 12 14 .462 4
Victoria ... 13 16 .448 4½
Spokane .... 11 15 .423 5

TACOMA, May 19—Jimmy Brown's eighth-inning single after Dale Markart's double pushed across the winning run tonight as the Bremerton Bluejackets dumped Tacoma 4-3 for the second night in a row.
Dick Greco hammered a three-run homer for the Tigers in the sixth.
The win was Bremerton's fifth in six starts, and puts the Jackets within a game and a half of the Western International League-leading Tigers.
Tacoma ........ 000 003 000 —3 9 1
Bremerton ..... 000 030 01x—4 10 2
Venturelli and Rossi; Marshall and Ronning.

VANCOUVER, May 19—Three unearned runs in the fifth inning snapped a 1-all tie tonight to give the Vancouver Capilanos their third straight win over the Victoria Athletics, 6-2.
Victoria opened the scoring for the third straight game when Jack Palmer singled over a run in the third inning, but was unable to hold the lead.
The Caps squared the count in the fourth, then went ahead with a three-run splurge in the fifth. With one out and Frank Mullens at first, Joe Kaney bounced to shortstop Mike Dalton, who failed to touch second on a double-play attempt and all Caps were safe. A single by Jack Warren and a double by Buddy Hjelmaa chased in three runs.
In the seventh, Bill Brenner doubled in two runs and ended the evening for Victoria starter Del Owens, a pro footballer in the off-season.
Sal Recca drove in the final run for the A's with a single in the ninth.
Bob Costello got the win, despite giving up ten walks, and filling the bases in the sixth and eighth innings.
Victoria ............ 001 000 001—2 8 1
Vancouver ........ 000 130 20x—6 11 1
Owens, Blankenship (7) and Hawkins; Costello and Brenner.

Spokane at Salem, postponed, wet grounds.
Wenatchee at Yakima, postponed, wet grounds.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Tuesday, May 18, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 14  7 .666 --
Bremerton .. 13 11 .542 2½
Wenatchee .. 14 12 .538 2½
Salem ...... 13 13 .500 3½

Victoria ... 13 15 .464 4½
Yakima ..... 13 15 .464 4½
Vancouver .. 11 14 .440 5
Spokane .... 11 15 .423 5½

VANCOUVER, May 19—With the help of a 13-hit attack, including a trio of home runs, Hunk Anderson won his first game since returning the Vancouver Capilanos, a 13-3 thumping of the Victoria Athletics tonight.
He struck out eight, walked five and gave up seven hits.
Victoria took an early lead when Archie Wilson doubled over a run in the second inning, but it was not for long. Frank Mullens poked one of Larry Ward's pitches over the looming right-field fence with a runner aboard in the third. Vancouver then batted around in the sixth and scored a half dozen runs, as Joe Kaney's long, two-run smash over the Owl Drugs sign chased Larry Ward from the mound.
Charlie Mead opened the seventh with a circuit bash, and four straight walks in the eighth inning was the end of relief pitcher Al Goot.
Caps Notes - Rookie righthander Ev Pearson has been sent to El Centro on a three-day recall basis.
Victoria .......... 010 000 011—3 7 0
Vancouver ...... 002 006 23x—13 13 0
Ward, Goot (6), Walkingshaw (9) and Recca; Anderson and Brenner.

Tacoma ...... 000 000 100—1 6 2
Bremerton ... 000 243 00x—9 10 0
Nicholas, Gilson (6), Clary (8) and Rossi; Hittle and Ronning.

Spokane ........ 501 000 001—7 10 1
Salem ........... 100 000 202—5 9 2
Nelson and Sheely; Lazor, Sporer (7), Stevenson (8) and Hanson.

Wenatchee ......... 000 510 000—6 7 1
Yakima ............... 000 000 500—5 8 1
Rose, Lierman (9) and Dalrymple; Kittle and Constantino.

Failure at Plate, Barisoff Returns to Mound
BREMERTON, May 18—Bill Barisoff, home run record-holder of the Western International League, has been pulled out of the Bremerton Bluejackets' outfield and will be a pitcher.
Manager Alan Strange made the announcement today after Barisoff had picked up only two singles in seven games.
In 1946 Barisoff was the sensation of the circuit. He blasted 40 home runs, a new record, drove in 155 runs, topped the league in triples with 18 and had an average of .340.
His inability to get on base this year brought the curtains down. He'll go back to the pitching career he started by being named the outstanding high school baseball player in the Los Angeles City League in his senior year.

Monday, May 17, 1948

W L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 14 6 .700 --
Bremerton .. 12 11 .522 3½
Salem ...... 13 12 .520 3½
Wenatchee .. 13 12 .520 3½
Victoria ... 13 14 .481 4½
Yakima ..... 13 14 .481 4½
Vancouver .. 10 14 .417 6
Spokane .... 10 15 .400 6½

VANCOUVER, May 17—Bill Brenner, first man up in the ninth inning, promptly took two strikes, then just as promptly lined a home run over the right field wall to break a 1-1 deadlock tonight and give the Vancouver Capilanos a 2-1 win in a Western International League game here over the Victoria Athletics.
Hal Saltzman, the winning pitcher, blew a kiss to the ball as it flew away, as it gave him his first win of the year. Saltzman tossed a seven-hitter in raising his record to 1 and 3.
Babe Jensen opened the scoring for the A's in the second inning by singling in Archie Wilson, who had reached second on Jack Warren's error in right before the Caps added a run tying run in the fourth. Warren reached base on the error, advanced on two wild pitches, and scored on Buddy Hjelmaa's single.
Victoria ............ 010 000 000—1 7 2
Vancouver ....... 000 100 001—2 8 1
Propst, Blankenship (6) and Recca; Saltzman and Brenner.

YAKIMA, May 17—Bob Drilling, a 24-game winner in the Pioneer League last year, was marked up with his fifth successive Western International League setback as a pinch-hit double by Gene Gaviglio sparked a six-run sixth inning to hand Wenatchee a 12-7 victory over Yakima.
Jess McWilliams batted in three other runs with successive triples to set the batting pace for the Chiefs.
Wenatchee ............ 000 026 103—12 17 1
Yakima .................. 300 030 100—7 11 1
Lierman, Mann (6), Stenman (7) and Dalrymple; Drilling, Pirack (8) and Constantino.

SALEM, May 17—The Spokane Indians staved off a late rally by the Salem Senators to eke out an 8-7 win in a Western International League game Monday night.
Three walks and an error figured prominently in the fourth-run eight inning for the Indians. And the runs were needed as the Solons added four of their own — one in the eighth and three in the bottom of the ninth.
Bud Sheely's three-run homer in the fourth inning laid the groundwork for Spokane's win.
Spokane ............ 010 300 040—8 8 3
Salem ................ 000 210 013—7 9 1
Perry, Babbitt (5), Nelson (9) and Sheely; Stevenson, Carr (5) and Hanson.

Only games scheduled.

Sunday, May 16, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 14  6 .700 --
Salem ...... 13 11 .542 3
Bremerton .. 12 11 .522 3½
Yakima ..... 13 13 .500 4
Victoria ... 13 13 .500 4
Wenatchee .. 12 12 .500 4
Vancouver ... 9 14 .391 6½
Spokane ..... 9 15 .375 7

Wenatchee ........ 000 000 000—0 7 1
Bremerton ......... 000 010 01x—2 10 0
Cronin and Dalrymple; Conant and Ronning.
Second game postponed, rain.

Spokane .......... 000 440 200—10 12 4
Tacoma ........... 000 060 33x—12 14 1
Cordell, Babbitt (7) and Sheely; Gleason, Clary (4), Giles (7), Greenlaw (8) and Rossi.
Second game, postponed, rain.

Salem at Vancouver, postponed, rain.

Saturday, May 15, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 13  6 .684 --
Salem ...... 13 11 .542 2½
Wenatchee .. 12 11 .522 3
Victoria ... 13 13 .500 3½
Yakima ..... 13 13 .500 3½
Bremerton .. 11 11 .500 3½
Vancouver ... 9 14 .391 6
Spokane ..... 9 14 .391 6

VANCOUVER, May 16—Cal McIrvin won his fifth straight game, and second against the Vancouver Capilanos, as the Salem Senators won 8-3 in a Western International League game here tonight.
His opposite number, Carl Gunnarson, was hit 17 times. Seven of nine men bingled before he left in the second inning with the bases loaded, three runs in and no one out. Bob Costello took over, caused Mel Nunes to hit into a double-play and retired Al Spaeter.
The Solons smacked Vancouver for 17 hits, two by McIrvin, who drove in a pair of runs. Joe Gedzius had four, including a double.
Caps Notes - Before the contest, veteran outfielder Ralph (Sammy) Samhammer, was given his unconditional release to get Vancouver down to the 17-man roster limit. Salem and Spokane are said to be interested in signing him.
Salem .............. 120 102 002—8 17 0
Vancouver ........ 020 010 000—3 10 2
McIrvin and Hanson; Gunnarson, Costello (2) and Brenner.

VICTORIA, May 15—After breaking a 5-5 tie in the eighth inning of the first game for a 6-5 win, the Victoria Athletics dropped the second game of a double-header with the Yakima Packers, 6-4, despite a four-run ninth inning.
The A's overcame a 5-0, first-inning deficit in the first game. After southpaw Jim Propst walked the first hitter, he threw wildly to second on a force play. Paul Jones duplicated the same error, and before Frank Logue was sent to the rescue, five runs were in. Logue came in with the bases loaded and forced Monty Pfyl to bat into a double play to end the inning.
The A's finally broke through off Bill Freeman with a run in the fifth on two walks and an error.
They tied it in the sixth when Archie Wilson slashed a triple after Dalton doubled in a run, Jones walked and Jack Palmer singled.
Wilson drew a walk with two out in the eighth, stole second and carried in the winning tally on Lou Kubiak's single.
In the second game, the A's unloaded on Max Strait for three runs and Len Kasparovitch retired twelve men in order when he gave up a walk to Monty Pfyl in the Yakima sixth with one out. Peterson and Larry Orteig singled and two runs scored when Wilson left the ball roll through in centre.
Wilson doubled in a run in the Victoria sixth to make it 4-2.
Trouble brewed in the ninth when a base on balls started a Yakima rally. Gene Thompson received the pass and after an out, Diamond Cecil rapped out a single before Kasparovitch grooved a single to Ray Fortier for a double to tie it. Frank Constantino was given an intentional walk to get to Strait, who hit a slow roller to Mike Dalton at short, who forced the runner at second. He then turned and threw to third baseman Babe Jensen to try pick off Fortier, but Jensen wasn't expecting the throw and Fortier easily scored on the error.
First game
Yakima ........... 500 000 000—5 7 1
Victoria .......... 000 014 01x—6 7 2
Freeman, Pirack (2) and Eastwood; Propst, Logue (1) and Recca.
Second game
Yakima .......... 000 002 003—7 7 3
Victoria ......... 030 001 004—4 8 2
Strait and Constantino, Eastwood (9); Kasparovitch and Recca.

Tacoma ....... 240 013 00x—10 12 0
Spokane ...... 000 201 000—3 7 5
Orphal and Sheely; Fortier, Venturelli (6) and Rossi.

Wenatchee ........ 120 321 010 - 10 18 3
Bremerton .......... 001 200 000 - 3 7 5
McCollum and Dalrymple; Chelli and Volpi, Ronning (5).

A's Add Pair, Assign Three, Buccola Here
VICTORIA, May 15—Cutting down and adding players at the same time, Victoria Athletics have added Vic Buccola, fancy-fielding first baseman who played with the club in 1946. He has been assigned to Victoria by Oakland.
Business Manager Reg Patterson announced tonight that Bill Harmsen, a right-handed pitcher from Quincy, has been send to the A's by the parent New York Yankees and would join the club this coming week.
Although Harmsen's 1947 record is mediocre, Yankee officials claim that he has definite possibilities. He split last season with Joplin in the Class "C" Western Association and Quincy, in the Class "B" Three-I League.
At Joplin, Harmsen appeared in 20 games, winning nine and losing 10. He hurled a total of 134 innings and gave up 163 hits. His earned-run rating was 4.43. At Quincy, Harmsen won three and lost four, pitching 53 innings and giving up 61 hits.
To make room for the new players and to cut down to the league player limit of 17, the A's have assigned three players to Class "C" clubs. Southpaw Art Kuehl left this morning for Twin Falls and infielders Frank Cirimele and Paul Jones are due to leave tomorrow for Ventura. At least one more player will have to be cut loose when Harmsen reports.

Friday, May 14, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 12  6 .667 --
Bremerton .. 11 10 .524 2½
Salem ...... 12 11 .522 2½
Yakima ..... 12 12 .500 3
Victoria ... 12 12 .500 3
Wenatchee .. 11 11 .500 3
Vancouver ... 9 13 .400 5
Spokane ..... 9 13 .400 5

TACOMA, May 14—Cy Greenlaw outpitched Frank Nelson here tonight as the Tacoma Tigers edged the Spokane Indians 3-2 in a Western International League baseball opener.
The Tacoma southpaw turned in his second consecutive four-hit performance.
The Indians almost got back in the ball game in the eighth when Tom Nelson led off with a double and was sacrificed to third, but died there when Tiger shortstop Larry Lee made a spectacular catch of Bill Wright's pop fly back of second base and Roy Younker went down on strikes.
The victory came after seven of the last Tacoma games were washed out.
Spokane ........ 000 011 000—2 4 2
Tacoma ......... 002 010 00x—3 5 0
F. Nelson and Younker; Greenlaw and Rossi.

VICTORIA, May 14—A home-run over the centre-field fence with two out and two men on by centre-fielder Archie Wilson in the last of the ninth gave the Victoria Athletics a 15-13 win over the Yakima Packers tonight.
Wilson didn't get a hit in the opening inning, but he was responsible for the first three Victoria markers. After drawing a walk, his slide into second base to break up a double play allowed one run to score, and when Babe Jensen followed with a double, two more came in.
Jensen also figured in the A's two runs in the sixth. His triple to deep right field scored Lou Kubiak and he later crossed the plate on Charlie Balassi's single.
Yakima scored four in the fifth, six in the sixth and two in the seventh to a 15-5 lead. The A's got four runs back in that inning. Jack Palmer and Wilson singled, Jensen walked and Bob Koraleski cleared the bases with a 400-foot triple before scoring on a fielder's choice.
Mike Dalton put the A's one run closer by completing the circuit in the eighth on a base on balls to Palmer and two fielder's choices.
With one man out in the ninth, Balassi picked up his fourth hit of the night. Del Owens drew a pinch walk, and Dalton beat out a grounder to the box. One out later, Palmer singled to score two runs, then Wilson hit the first pitch he saw to end the game.
Yakima ......... 001 046 200—13 13 2
Victoria ........ 300 002 415—15 12 6
Ford, Drilling (6) and Constantino; Blankenship, Walingshaw (6), Goot (6) and Palmer, Hawkins (7).

BREMERTON, May 14—Lil Arnerich was the big gun tonight in Bremerton's twin killing over Yakima, by scores of 4-1 and 2-1.
His triples in each game figured heavily in the scoring.
Keith Simon chalked up his third victory in four starts in the nightcap.
First game
Wenatchee ....... 200 000 1—3 4 1
Bremerton ........ 020 200 x—4 6 1
Stenman and Siok; Sullivan, Conant (7) and Ronning.
Second game
Wenatchee ........ 1
Bremerton ......... 2
(linescore unavailable)

Salem at Vancouver, rained out.

Snyder Returns to W.I.L.
VANCOUVER, May 14—Bob Snyder, last year's pitching ace of the Vancouver Capilanos of the Western International Baseball League, has returned to the Capilanos' mound staff.
Snyder tried out with the Seattle Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League early in the spring but failed to make the grade. He was farmed to Little Rock of the Southern Association.
Always a slow starter, Snyder did not get the necessary work to round himself into shape and has been gathering splinters on the Little Rock bench. He asked for a transfer to the Capilanos and got one.
The addition of the smooth right-hander will put the Vancouver team one player over the limit. Manager Bill Brenner is expected to slice one man from his mound staff before Snyder arrives on Tuesday.