Saturday, July 14, 2007

Wednesday, August 25, 1948

W L Pct GB
Bremerton ... 81 51 .614 —
Victoria .... 77 59 .566 6
Spokane ..... 78 60 .565 6
Tacoma ...... 71 59 .541 9
Vancouver ... 57 64 .471 18½
Salem ....... 63 74 .460 20½
Wenatchee ... 61 73 .455 21
Yakima ...... 44 92 .323 39

TACOMA, Aug. 25—The Tacoma Tigers squeezed through for a 12-inning, 5-4, verdict over Bremerton as Dick Greco, who previously had two doubles and a single, batted in the winning run with an outfield fly.
George Nicholas pitched eight scoreless innings of relief ball, twice stopping the Tars with the bases loaded and none out.
Bremerton .......... 000 220 000 000—4 11 1
Tacoma ............. 300 100 000 001—5 12 1
Conant and Volpi; Greenlaw, Nicholas (5) and Hargadon.

VANCOUVER, Aug. 25—Sal Recca singled in Archie Wilson in the seventh inning, then brought in Vic Buccola with a fly ball in the 13th as Victoria shaded Vancouver 2-1 in the opener of a double-header at Capilano Stadium. The A's won the second game, 6-2, in five innings, as the game ran afoul of the time limit.
Vancouver had taken a 1-0 lead in the opener's fourth inning on a couple of hits and an error on Charlie Mead's ball. The Caps could have won it in the 12th when they got men on second and third with one one. Buddy Hjelmaa could have stolen home but slowed up for the called squeeze play. Hunk Anderson reached for the high outside pitch and popped up to Vic Buccola at first, who threw to third for the double-play.
Victoria picked up the win when Buccola singled and was sacrificed to second. Archie Wilson was walked, and with Babe Jensen at the plate, manager Ted Norbert called for the double steal. It worked, though Vancouver claimed interference. Jensen walked to load the bases and Recca soon came through with the game-winning fly.
Jim Propst got the win, holding Vancouver to eight hits.
Len Kasparovitch limited the Caps to five hits in gaining his 16th victory in the night contest. It was agreed no inning could start after 11 p.m. to enable both clubs to catch the boat for Victoria, and the fifth didn't start until three minutes before the time-limit.
Lou Kubiak had two hits in as many trips to the plate, while Buccola, Kasparovitch and Dick Morgan also had a pair of hits. Wilson and Buccola put together anothe double steal.
First game
Victoria .......... 000 000 100 000 1—2 5 1
Vancouver ...... 000 100 000 000 0—1 8 3
Propst and Recca; Costello, Anderson (9) and Brenner.
Second game
Victoria .......... 001 14—6 10 0
Vancouver ...... 001 01—2 5 1
Kasparovitch and Morgan; Robertson and Warren.

SPOKANE, Aug. 25—A crowd of 5,644 turned out at Spokane to see the Indians defeat the last-place Packers, 7-4, for Frank Nelson's 19th win.
Yakima ........... 102 000 010—4 11 4
Spokane ......... 200 201 02x—7 7 2
Ford and Constantino; Nelson and Sheely.

WENATCHEE, Aug. 25—Wenatchee trounced Salem, 18-5, tonight as Tom Rose scored his 15th victory of the season and Bill Wilson clouted his 30th home run.
Salem ............... 010 003 100—5 8 1
Wenatchee ........ 010 247 31x—18 16 0
Saltzaman, Dewitt (6), Whitt (6) and Burgher; Rose and Gardner.

Rain-Outs Cost Caps $30,000
The Caps are losing more than their share of WIL baseball games these days, but they're losing something else which hurts even more—money.
The recent seige of rain-out games (five days in a row without game) brought the total number of home games washed out to 20.
Of these the Caps have made up three, which leaves them with 17 yet to account for.
Figuring on an average of 2000 fans per game, which was the average per game paid attendance before the bad weather set in, and there are something like 34,000 fans who are missing from Bob Brown's front office attendance totals.
The cash value of these 34,000 absentees comes to something like $30,000.
Now the question is, which is worse, a second-division finish for the Caps, or the $30,000 which is missing from the local baseball till.
- Sun, Thursday, Aug, 26, 1948

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