Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 1951

               W  L  PCT GB
Vancouver ... 57 27 .579 —
Spokane ..... 53 29 .546 3
Salem ....... 41 41 .500 15
Wenatchee ... 39 43 .475 17
Tri-City .... 39 44 .470 17½
Victoria .... 37 48 .435 20½
Tacoma ...... 34 48 .410 22½
Yakima ...... 31 50 .383 24½

SALEM, Ore., July 10—This city’s baseball Senators gave Bob Snyder a 14-inning argument in the opener of a three-game Western International League series here tonight.
But as he has done 17 times previously this season, Snyder finally won the argument and Vancouver Capilanos won the game by a 6-2 score.
Snyder, looking every day like a better bet to become the WIL’s first 30-game winner, went the entire route, as did Sal De George of Salem. And until De George finally wavered in the 14th, there was little to choose between the pair.
At the end of nine innings, it was a 1-1 tie. Vancouver went ahead 2-1 in the tenth, and Salem promptly got the run back. It stayed that way for three more innings.
Finally, as the 14th ended, Ray Tran led off with a single. Snyder attempted a sacrifice but both runners were safe when De George elected, too late, to try for the play on Tran at second.
De George then erred badly in a second attempted sacrifice by Cap leadoff batter Bob McGuire. Trying to catch Tran again, he threw the ball, not to third base, but into left field. Tran scored what proved to be the winning run, and two more singles—by Gordy Brunswick and Charlie Mead—added three more tallies.
Bill Spaeter tripled in a run for Salem while Ritchie Myers, who had four hits, batted in another.
Vancouver .... 000 010 000 100 04—6-15-2
Salem .......... 000 100 000 100 00—2 -9-4
Snyder and Ritchey; DeGeorge and McKeegan, Dana (9).

SPOKANE, July 11—(special to the Herald)— The Tri-City Braves skidded back into the lower division of the Western International league last night when they were handed a 10-8 setback by the Spokane Indians.
The Braves had what looked like an 8-5 victory going into the seventh inning. But the Indians hit the warpath in that stanza and lifted the Braves scalp in the first of their three games series.
Joe Nicholas, who started on the mound tor the Tri-City club, was combed for two runs in that fateful seventh before he was lifted for reliefer Dick Stone. Stone who was ultimately charged with the loss of the game and his third of the year, was rocked for three runs, two of which were earned. The other resulted from an error.
Augie Zande had to come in from the bullpen in that seventh to finally stem the tide.
Bob [sic] Wyatt who started for Spokane had to be lifted in the third, the Braves big inning when they counted four times. Bob Roberts who took over the mound and lasted until the sixth when Gordon Palm came on, Palm received the credit for the Indian decision.
Al Spaeter and Sam Kanelos tripled for Tri-City and Buddy Peterson garnered a double. Peterson and Spaeter each hit safely in three of their five trips while Clint Cameron grabbed two singles in his three appearances.
Tri-City ....... 014 210 000— 8 12 2
Spokane ...... 000 023 50x—10 12 3
Nicholas, Stone (7), Zande (7) and Pesut; Wyatt, Roberts (2), Palm (5) and Nulty.

WENATCHEE, July 11 [Victoria Colonist]—Victoria Athletics fought back to deadlock the score twice at Wenatchee last night, but booted the game away in the bottom of the ninth as they bowed to the Chiefs 4-3 in the opening game of the final series on their disastrous road trip.
Slim Jim Propst and big Al Treichel hooked up in a brilliant mound duel with Treichel taking a 1-0 edge into the seventh. Victoria evened the count when Art Thrasher singled, and completed the circuit on Bob White’s double and Bob Sturgeon’s infield out.
3-1 LEAD
Treichel gave himself a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the seventh when he lashed a 365-foot home run with a runner aboard but the A’s fought back again with singletons in the eighth and ninth.
Bill Dunn walked to open the eighth and Don Pries followed with a single. Both runners advanced as Hal Jackson grounded out and held as Bill White grounded out. Gene Thompson and Thrasher then drew successive walks to force in Dunn.
With one out in the ninth, Milt Martin batted for Propst and drew a walk with Jimmy Robinson going in to run for him. Dunn walked and was forced by Pries but Lil Arnerich’s throw to first, attempting a double play, was wide, allowing Robinson to score from second.
Dunn bobbled Len Neal’s grounder to open the bottom of the ninth and set up the winning run. Neal advanced on a sacrifice and infield out, scoring as Buddy Hjelmaa singled into centre field.
Arnerich was beaned by one of Ron Smith’s pitches in the ninth and suffered a slight concussion. He walked off the field, but was taken to hospital for observation.
Victoria ....... 000 000 111—3-7-1
Wenatchee .. 010 000 201—4-5-2
Propst, Smith (9) and Thrasher; Treichel and Neal.

TACOMA, July 10—Larry Powell, Yakima pitcher turned in a sparkling relief job at Tacoma where Yakima defeated Tacoma 6 to 4.
Powell entered the game in the seventh with two men on and none out. He walked Vince DiMaggio to load the bases, then retired nine men in a row to preserve the victory.
Jerry Zuvela smashed a three-run homer for the victory.
Yakima ..... 000 030 300—6-10-1
Tacoma .... 000 120 100—4- 5-1
Del Sarto, Powell (7) and Tiesiera; Miller, Clark (7) and Lundberg.

Tacoma Merchants May Purchase Club
TACOMA, Wash., July 11—The Tacoma Tigers baseball team of the Western International league is up for sale.
Some 25 business men met here yesterday to discuss the possibility of purchasing the Tiger franchise from the San Diego Padres of the Pacific Coast league.
WIL President Robert Abel said San Diego officials have stated they would not operate in Tacoma next year. Abel said league approval was necessary to take the team out of the loop.
Tacoma Business Manager Frank Gillihan said the Padres have informed him that poor attendance plus the fact the Padres had a farm club at Bakersfield, Calif., were reasons for the sale.
Gillihan said San Diego interests definitely would not own the Tigers next year.

Vancouver Buys Hurler
TACOMA, July 11—Jerry Barta, Tacoma righthander, has been sold outright to the Vancouver Capilanos of the Western International baseball league, it was announced here today.
Barta, who has appeared in 24 games this year with Salem and Tacoma, has a 3-5 record, one of the losses coming while with Salem.

Hemphill a Cowboy
TWIN FALLS, July 11—Jack Hemphill, righthanded pitcher, was signed Tuesday by the Twins Falls Cowboys of the Pioneer League. He was purchased outright by the Cowboys from Salem, Ore., of the Western International League. He was used mainly in relief roles at Salem.

TACOMA, July 11 — Idled by injury, Spokane's Jim Holder clings to his Western International league pitching lead with a 9-0 won-lost record, it was revealed in statistics released today from the office of Robert B. Abel, W-I president.
Author of two-triumphs during the week, Vancouver's Pete Hernandez moved past teammate Bob Snyder into second place with a 9-1 record. Snyder added one success to achieve a 17-2 season's mark, the third best effort.
Wenatchee's Tom Breisinger, lone hurler in the league with a strikeout total in three figures, continued to set the pace in that department with 114, followed by Jim Propst of Victoria with 93 and Bob Schulte of Tacoma with 82. All three leaders are southpaws.
John Marshall, a right-hander of Spokane had issued 105 bases on balls, top figure in the circuit, while Schulte followed with 100 and Breisinger with 98.
The leaders:
                    SO BB  W  L  Pct.
Holder, Spok ...... 46 72  9  0 1.000
Hernandez, Van .... 33 56  9  1  .900
Snyder, Van ....... 63 55 17  2  .895
Tisnerat, Van ..... 33 48  5  2  .714
Costello, T.C. .... 42 49  7  3  .700
Bishop, Spok ...... 42 61 10  5  .667
Raimondi, Wen ..... 30 39  4  2  .667
Stone, T.C. ....... 19 40  4  2  .667
Rockey, Spok ...... 51 54  7  4  .636
Osborn, Vic ....... 25 37  7  4  .636
Tost, Wen ......... 51 23  7  4  .636
Bevens, Sal ....... 77 58 12  7  .632

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