Sunday, October 14, 2007

Wednesday, May 23, 1951

               W  L  PCT GB
Vancouver ... 24  8 .750 —
Spokane ..... 22 11 .667 2½
Salem ....... 15 15 .500 8
Tacoma ...... 14 17 .452 9½
Tri-City .... 12 16 .429 10
Yakima ...... 12 18 .400 11
Wenatchee ... 13 20 .394 11½
Victoria .... 12 19 .387 11½

VANCOUVER, B.C., May 23— Vancouver Capilanos won their eighth straight league game by doubling the score on Yakima Bears Wednesday night, 4-2.
Vancouver batters reached Yakima's Ted Savarese for 14 hits. One of the five hits Vancouver's
Carl Gunnarson allowed the Bears took care of Yakima's scoring for the evening.
was Mike Baxes' two run homer in the eighth. It took care of Yakima's scoring for the evening.
Yakima ......... 000 000 020—2- 5 3
Vancouver .... 120 010 00x—4 14 0
Saverese and Tiesiera; Gunnarson and Ritchey.

SPOKANE, May 24—A one-time Brooklyn baseball fan watching his favorite Dodgers lose wailed, "I should have stood in bed."
Charlie Petersen, manager of the Tri-City Braves, was in bed last night when his club played
Spokane the second game of the current series. Perhaps it was just as well for:
1. He didn't have to see the 16-0 shellacking the Spokes handed the Braves.
2. Or watch the first shutout yet administered to the Tri-City team this year and,
3. See the worst beating the Braves have yet taken. The highest previous score charged against the Braves was a 13-5 Salem victory.
With Petersen ill in bed because of an attack of intestinal flu the managing and catching chores fell to Clint Cameron. Cy Greenlaw replaced Cameron in right field.
Augie Zande, making his sixth start of the year, was charged with the defeat. He gave up six runs on nine hits over the four incomplete innings he worked. Reliefer Sam Castro in his tenth fireman role tried to stem the 21 base hit attack but found the going rocky indeed. However, Jim Holder had the Braves eating out of his hand, limiting them to three hits Vic Buccola,
Buddy Peterson and Cy Greenlaw were the only ones to find the range.
The loss dropped the Tri City team to fifth in the WIL race. The teams finish out their series
tonight with a doubleheader then the Braves return home to meet Wenatchee.
Tri-City ..... 000 000 000— 0 3 4
Spokane ..... 120 622 03x—16 21 2
Zande, Castro (4) and Cameron; Holder and Nulty.

VICTORIA, May 23—Tacoma dropped Victoria into the Western International baseball league cellar Wednesday night, as the Tigers clipped the A's, 3-2. The win lifted Tacoma to fourth place.
Tacoma .... 000 001 002—3 8 1
Victoria ..... 000 200 000—2 6 2
Schulte, Theodosis (9) Barta (9) and Sheets, Watson (9); Marshall, Propst (9) and Martin, Marcucci (2).

SALEM, May 23—It took Wenatchee 3 hours and 37 mirutes to whip Salem 11-10 in 15 innings Wednesday night.
Salem tied it at 10 all in the top of the ninth when Glenn Tuckett singled and scored on Jim McKeegan's double. The Chiefs marked up the winning run in the bottom of the 15th inning on Forest Roberson's line single scoring Walt Pocekay.
Scorekeepers counted 42 hits inthe game, 20 by Salem and 22 by Wenatchee.
Wenatchee .... 400 000 420 000 001—11 22 6
Salem ............. 010 002 151 000 000—10 20-1
Wilkie, Burak (7), Hemphill (8), De George (8) and McKeegan; Gassaway, Raimondi (8), Kanshin (9) Tost (10) and Len Neal

Chiefs Add Three Players
KENNEWICK, May 24—In a drastic effort to halt their slipping baseball team the front office of the Tri-City Braves today announced the purchase of an outfielder and a pitcher, and an infielder whom they are receiving on option.
Vern Johnson, general manager, also said that catcher Nick Pesut was being put on the inactive list until his broken finger heals completely. While he didn't say so, this would also leave room for the Braves to carry one additional player until Pesut returns.
Jack Brewer a former Coast League pitcher, who started with Sacramento last season, is expected to report to the club in time for the upcoming Wenatchee series on Friday.
Also expected to be available by that date is outfielder Mel C. Reeves whom the Braves bought from San Jose of the California State league. Reeves, a left handed hitter, has been clubbing the ball at a .375 pace in California.
Infielder Sam Kanelos has been optioned to the Tri-City team. Kanelos played with Waterloo in the Three-Eye league last year.
Thre was no indication from the front office whom they would cut loose. If Pesut and Charlie Petersen both go on the inactive list only one player would have to be cut. It would probably be made in the outfield However, it is extremely likely that at least one pitcher will also be lopped from the staff.
Johnson also said that Ken Penner and Tony Governor, west coast scouts for the Cardinals, will spend the next two weeks looking for pitching help.
Brewer was signed through the St Louis organization The new pitcher is a graduate of the University of Southern California.
Reeves, coming up from California, was formerly the property of Louisville of the American association. He is 26 and reportedly extremely fast in the outfield. The Braves have been trying to sign, or get Kanelos for the past two years Thus receiving him on option can be consideras a payoff for long hours of work.
"We intend to spare no effort to halt the slump the club seems to be in now," said Johnson Dick Richards vice president of the Braves, added that they were continuing to look for additional help "We want the best we can get There'll be no favorites for sentiments sake," he said.

LEWISTON, May 24 — Righthander Gordy Palm of the Northern Idaho College of Education baseball team Wednesday said he has been asked to try out with Spokane of the Western International league. Palm said he will report to Spokane as soon as NICE ends its season June 2.

One Big Hand

GREAT FALLS, Mont., May 23 — Pitcher Bob Lightbody has only one hand but that was all he needed Tuesday night.
His curve was sharp and his control was excellent as he hurled his Great Falls Selectrics to a three-hit 7-0 victory over the Boise Pilots in the Class C Pioneer league.
Lightbody was born with only one hand. He has pitched in relief duty this season and showed enough to win a starting assignment.

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