Friday, July 13, 2007

Wednesday, August 11, 1948

               W  L Pct. GB
Bremerton ... 74 46 .617 —
Tacoma ...... 66 52 .559 7
Spokane ..... 67 55 .549 8
Victoria .... 67 56 .545 8½
Vancouver ... 56 57 .496 19½
Wenatchee ... 53 65 .449 20
Salem ....... 54 68 .443 21
Yakima ...... 41 79 .342 23

BREMERTON, Aug. 11—There doesn't appear to be any great rush among the runner-up to challenge Bremerton's present Western International League's supremacy.
The Bluejackets widened their first place margin to seven full games last night, despite splitting a twin bill with third place Spokane.
Bremerton dropped a 4-2 decision to the Inland Empire club in a loose seven-inning opener that saw Spokane make five miscues and the losers three, then came back for a 6-1 decision in the second game on Bob Pirack's five-hit pitching.
First game
Spokane ......... 101 010 1—4 10 3
Bremerton ....... 110 000 0—2 7 3
Nelson and Sheely; Marshall, Barnise (7) and Ronning.
Second game
Spokane ......... 001 000 000—1 5 2
Bremerton ....... 300 002 10x—6 8 1
Babbitt, Cordell (8) and Sheely; Pirack and Volpi.

TACOMA, Aug. 11—Tacoma bowed to Wenatchee 9-5 as Glen Lierman won his first game after 12 successive losses.
Wenatchee ....... 002 103 300—9 12 3
Tacoma ........... 000 410 000—5 7 3
Lierman and Dalrymple; Gleason, Greenlaw (6), Lazor (7) and Kuper.

VANCOUVER, Aug. 11—Hunk Anderson tossed a seven hitter in leading the Vancouver Capilanos to a 9-2 win over the Yakima Packers tonight.
Anderson was only in trouble in the second inning. Three of the seven Packer pokes, including Gene Thompson's double, scored two runs then. From then on, Yakima never collected more than a hit an inning.
Anderson gave up two walks in raising his record to ten and nine.
The Caps started off poorly against the left-handed slants of Bill Freeman. They failed to get a man to second base until their three-inning outburst in the fifth. Jack Warren, with two out, scored Orrin Snyder and Len Tran to tie the game.
They continued to rally the next time up. This time, with two out, Snyder hit for the second time. Anderson punched out a blow and Tran singled for the second time. That got rid of Freeman and Max Strait came in to be met with Joe Kaney's single. In all, three runs scored.
To rub it in, the 12-hit attack continued on Strait in the seventh. Four hits including doubles by Jack Warren (he hit 3 for 3) and Sandy Robertson, an error by Jim Estrada and a wild pitch added up to four runs.
The game concluded Yakima's season rivalry with Vancouver on the short end of a 12-6 won-lost margin.
Caps Notes — Anderson became a new father on Tuesday. Gregory Anderson was born in Seattle.
Yakima .......... 020 000 000—2 7 2
Vancouver ..... 000 024 30x—9 12 0
Freeman, Strait (6) and Constantino; Anderson and Warren.

VICTORIA, Aug. 11—Salem's Buzz Sporer had perfect control of his curve tonight as the righthander gave up only three hits in a 14-1 hammering of the Victoria Athletics.
He was nursing a no-hitter until Archie Wilson cracked his 21st homer with two out in the sixth inning, and only one other ball was hit out of the infield until late in the game as Sporer came up with nothing but ground balls.
Dick Sinovic's two-run homer in the first was followed by another two-run circuit blast in the second from Joe Gedzius. Two well-tagged doubles brought in Jim Propost in the fourth when the Senators drove Al Goot from the mound.
Propst gave up a home run to Ed Barr in the fifth and allowed six straight singles in the seventh, starting with Cal McIrvin. Sporer bunted and all hands were safe when Sal Recca tried an impossible play at third. Jim Wert's double and Al Spaeter's single scored the fifth, sixth and seventh runs.
This brought in Lou Kubiak to pitch and sent pitcher Del Owens to left field. Kubiak got the side out on three fly balls to his old territory, one run scoring on a catch. He blanked the Solons the rest of the way.
Salem ......... 220 110 800—14 18 0
Victoria ....... 000 001 000—1 3 2
Sporer and Burgher; Goot, Propst (4), Kubiak (7) and Recca, Morgan ( ).

Business Manager at Spokane Quits
SPOKANE, Aug. 11—John Cassidy today announced his resignation as business manager of the Spokane Indians baseball team as a result of disagreements with J. Lamar Butler, co-owner.
"I differ with Butler on policy, method of operation and handling of finances," Cassidy said.
He said he was hired to handle the club's business but found it impossible to do when his relations with Butler were strained.
Butler, in Seattle on business, was not available for comment.
Cassidy said he would spend a few days in Canada before returning to his home in southern California.

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