Thursday, 26 July 2007

Monday, August 15, 1949

               W  L Pct.
Yakima ...... 83 42 .661
Vancouver ... 77 46 .626
Spokane ..... 66 60 .521
Wenatchee ... 63 63 .500
Victoria .... 56 71 .441
Salem ....... 54 71 .432
Bremerton ... 52 72 .419
Tacoma ...... 50 76 .397

SPOKANE, Aug. 15 – It took an extra inning and more than three hours but the Spokane Indians defeated Victoria 12-11 here Monday night.
Little Bill Werbowski, who was pitching for the third time in as many nights, got his 16th win of the season after relieving Andy Adams with no outs in the ninth.
Frank Labrum, a newcomer to the Athletics’ pitching staff, was the losing pitcher giving up the tying run and winning runs in the ninth.
Paul Zaby hit his third single of the night to bring in Lee Howard and the Indians’ winning run. Ken Richardson was the batting hero, batting in six runs with a home run, double and a single.
Gil McDougald batted in four runs for the losers with a double and single while John Hack led the hitters with three singles.
Victoria ........ 400 202 003 0—11 13 1
Spokane ....... 000 142 031 1—12 19 2
Vucurevich, Logue (5), Labrum (8) and Day; Bishop, Kimball (2), Adams (6), Werbowski (9) and Parks.

WENATCHEE, Aug. 15 – Smashing out 18 hits, the Vancouver Capilanos opened a series in Wenatchee with a 14-11 win over the Chiefs.
Charlie Mead was four for four, while Bud Sheely had four hits and Ray Tran, three.
Bob Snyder rung up his tenth win, but came perilously close to giving away the game as he allowed 14 hits.
With the Caps leading by six runs after seven innings, the Chiefs picked up two runs in the eighth, and scored four runs on six hits with two out in the ninth. Only Ray Tran’s great jumping catch of a line drive ended the rally, and the game.
Vancouver ..... 303 002 303–14 18 2
Wenatchee .... 310 000 124–11 14 7
Snyder and Sheely; Orrell, Johnson (1), Winter (7) and Pesut.

Arkansas Pitcher Nearing Baseball Strikeout Mark

PINE BLUFF, Ark., Aug. 15—The Pine Bluff Cardinals wonder if their ace righthander, Eddie Albrecht, isn't destined to be organized baseball's strikeout king this season.
The 170-pound fireballer, property of St. Louis Browns, has whiffed 311 batters while working 27 2 2/3 innings in the class C Cotton States league. A workhorse who has seen action in 47 games, he might run his total to 350 in the remaining 16 days of the season.
Albrecht's hurling prowess isn't limited to strikeouts. He has won 24 games and lost nine, yielded 218 hits and only 78 earned runs. He has walked 126 batters.

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