Sunday, July 1, 2007

Tuesday, June 15, 1948

              W  L Pct. GB
Tacoma ..... 33 20 .615 --
Bremerton .. 31 24 .564 3
Vancouver .. 26 26 .500 6½
Victoria ... 28 29 .491 7
Salem ...... 27 28 .491 7
Wenatchee .. 26 28 .481 7½
Spokane .... 25 28 .472 8
Yakima ..... 21 34 .382 13

VICTORIA, June 15—Len Kasparovitch tossed two-ball through eighth innings but gave up a three-run homer to Jerry Gardner in the ninth. Still, a late-game surge for Victoria gave Kasparovitch his seventh win, as the Athletics beat the Wenatchee Chiefs 8-4 tonight.
Tom Rose, on the mound for the Chiefs, had allowed only two runs through the first six innings, but ran into a wild streak. Five bases on balls sandwiched around Vic Buccola's single broke up a 2-1 ball game. Two more walks brought in Chuck Cronin in the eighth and Jack Palmer tagged the Chiefs' manager for a home run for the final Victoria tally.
The A's opened the scoring in the fourth when Archie Wilson singled, went to second as Nick Palica let the ball go through, stole third and scored onn Babe Jensen's slashing hit. Rose struck a blow when he smacked on over the fence in the sixth, but Wilson got the run back in the A's half of the inning with his tenth home run.
Wenatchee ........ 000 001 003—4 7 1
Victoria ............. 000 101 33x—8 9 0
Rose, Cronin (8) and Dalrymple; Kasparovitch and Recca.

SALEM, June 15—Tacoma Tigers, Western International League leaders, swept a twin bill from the Salem Senators tonight, taking the nightcap 5-3 after capturing the opener 6-3.
Jim Gibson set Salem down with six hits in the second game, the Tigers getting their winning margin on a two-run outburst in the ninth when Dan Perlmutter and Jim Gleason singled and Larry Lee followed with a triple.
First game
Tacoma .......... 042 000 0—6 10 3
Salem ............. 000 030 0—3 6 1
Fortier and Rossi; Lazor, McMilan (4) and Burcher.
Second game
Tacoma ........ 100 101 001—5 10 0
Salem ........... 100 000 101—3 6 1
Gleason and Rossi; Sporer and Stumpf.

SPOKANE, June 15—Pitcher Bill Werbowski claimed win No. 1 in seven tries tonight as Spokane Indians thumped Vancouver Capilanos, 11-0, in a Western International League game.
The Caps could collect only four hits off Werbowski, who was a 17-game winner for Spokane last year. Three of the hits went to Frank Mullens. Bob Snyder got the other.
Leo Thomas had a three-run double for the winners in the eighth, when the Indians scored six times.
Vancouver ...... 000 000 000—0 4 3
Spokane ......... 122 000 06x—11 12 1
Costello, Snyder (8) and Warren; Werbowski and Sheely.

YAKIMA, June 15—After giving up two runs in the first two inings, Keith Simon shut out his former teammates tonight as Bremerton defeated Yakima, 8-2. It was his eighth victory against four setbacks.
Bremerton ......... 102 100 103—8 10 2
Yakima .............. 110 000 000—2 10 2
Simon and Volpi; Ford, Pirack (4), Herder (8) and Constantino.

College Stars to Join Tars
Bremerton, Wash., June 15—Several changes on the roster of the Bremerton Bluejackets were disclosed in Associated Press dispatches today.
Joining the Tars will be two of the outstanding stars of the University of California club signed by the parent Oakland Acorns. They are Nino Barnisse, the Bears' leading hurler, and Lyle Palmer, fleet-footed centre-fielder.
To make room for the duo, the Oaks have recalled infielder Jimmy Brown and pitcher Gene Chelli, and assigned them to Stockton, their farm club in the Class "C" California State League.
Both Barnisse and Palmer are rated as major league prospects and their acquisition is expected to strengthen the already potent Jackets even further.

Baseball Scapegoat as Police Chief
Forbids Staging of Sunday Games

Vancouver, June 16—Vancouver had its first Sunday baseball game this week. The fans liked it, as did the flood victims. But John Law didn't.
Baseball was made the innocent scapegoat in the sudden appearance of the Lord's Day Act in the British Columbia flood relief picture.
Following Sunday's Western International League exhibition tilt between Vancouver Capilanos and Victoria Athletics, Police Chief Walter Mulligan said, "Don't do it again."
Local sports scribes promptly jumped to the defence of the game.
Don (Vancouver Sun) Carlson says: "Well, Fraser River, don't you do it again."
The two ball clubs sidestepped fixtures with teams south of the border in order to play the benefit game. Everyone paid, even the management. The exhibition grossed $2,500-odd for the flood fund from the 2,000 or so who defied the Lord's Day Act. By playing the benefit game both teams "losy" $1,000 each.
Carlson says: "You could have knocked everybody in the Capilano front office over with a feather after Chief Mulligan's statement appeared in Monday's early editions.
"Of course, sooner or later, we were bound to hear about this anachronistic law, what with a bunch of heathens rushing about trying to raise money for victims of a heathen river which threatened lives and property Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday."
"So," says Carlson, "on one side you had a sport organization anxious to help flood victims with an act of Christian charity. On the other you had the Lord's Day Act. In the middle you had Attorney-General Gordon Wismer and Chief Mulligan, charged with enforcing the Act.
"The Act was offended. And who now is left in the middle? That rag-tailed, Sabbath-breaking game of baseball."
Carlson contends baseball took a public tar and feathering.
"The boys who cover the floods tell me the river was just as high on Sundays as on Mondays," he continued. Houses and barns went a-floating downstream as buoyantly on the Sabbath as on a Tuesday.
"In my day I don't think I have ever run into a disaster which picked a week day because there was a Lord's Day Act against it."

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