Saturday, July 7, 2007

Tuesday, July 6, 1948

WENATCHEE, July 6—Salem and Wenatchee divided a Western International League double-header by identical 7-6 scores on Tuesday.
Home runs by Sammy Samhammer and Dick Sinovic in the tenth were enough to off-set a two-run circuit clout by losing pitcher Tom Rose as the Senators copped the extra-inning opener. Rain interrupted the second affair after five and a half frames with the Chiefs holding a one-run margin.
Eleven home runs were hit in the two games. Samhammer had three in the first game whiole Nick Palica and Bill Wilson had one in each game for Wenatchee. Joe Gedzius, Eddie Barr, Rose and Sinovic had the others.
First game
Salem .............. 001 111 000 3—7 12 0
Wenatchee ..... 001 200 100 2—6 13 0
McIrvin and Stumpf; Cronin, Rose (7) and Gardner.
Second game, called because of rain, 5½ innings
Salem ............. 010 130—6 7 1
Wenatchee .... 203 20x—7 9 2
Saltzman and Burgher; Conover, Gilson (5) and Dalrymple.

SPOKANE, July 6—Spokane Indians scored four runs in the ninth inning to defeat Yakima Packers, 12-11.
Centerfielder Bob Hedington's hit plated Leo Thomas with the run which won for the Indians.
Yakima .......... 040 030 040—11 9 2
Spokane ........ 100 112 124—12 13 7
Freeman, Drilling (5), Strait (9) and Constantino; Holmes, Babbitt (5) and Discalso.


Credit Stolen Base to Catcher's Mask
MILWAUKEE, July 6—Leon Culberson, Kansas City outfielder, had the easiest stolen base of his career yesterday — he went down while the ball was stuck in the plate umpire's mask.
The theft occured in Milwaukee's American Association doubleheader yesterday with the Blues.
Brewer catcher Frank Kerr missed a pitch by Ray Martin with Culberson on first. The ball slammed into Umpire Harry King's mask — and stuck. Kerr jerked the mask, but couldn't free the ball. Culberson went to second and was credited with a stolen base after King and his fellow umpires, Milt Schoffner and John Mullen, ruled the ball was in play.

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