Saturday, 28 July 2007

Monday, August 29, 1949

               W  L  PCT GB
Yakima ...... 94 47 .667 —
Vancouver ... 85 53 .626 7½
Spokane ..... 74 68 .521 20½
Wenatchee ... 74 69 .517 21
Victoria .... 61 81 .430 32½
Salem ....... 60 82 .425 33½
Bremerton ... 58 81 .417 34
Tacoma ...... 58 83 .411 35

VICTORIA, Aug. 28—Home runs accounted for all of Bremerton's scoring as the Bluejackets eked out a 3-2 win over Victoria before 1,200 fans at Royal Athletic Park Monday night.
Jay Ragni walked in the first inning before Bill Taylor homered, then smacked one out in the fourth inning.
The A's were unable to do much with the knuckle-balling of Duke Baldwin. The young Bremerton righthander gave up a run in the fourth when he walked Vic Buccola before Gil McDougald swatted a tremendous double to the left-field corner. Successive singles by Joe Morjoseph, Dick Morgan and Dick Mitchell scored the A's other run in the fifth, but Gordon Johnston and Buccola popped up to end the threat,
Baldwin pitched hitless baseball from there and Johnston, who had walked in the eighth, was the only Victorian to get on the bags in the last four frames.
Mitchell took the loss, his third in fourt decisions, and was removed for a pinch-hitter in the eighth.
Len Noren came up with the fielding piece of the night when he snagged Charlie Bushong's soft liner in the fifth inning at his shoe-tops.
Bremerton ....... 200 100 000—3 4 0
Victoria ........... 000 110 000—2 5 0
Baldwin and Ronning; Mitchell, Blankenship (9) and Morgan.

VANCOUVER, Aug. 28—Dick Sinovic and James Patrick Robinson added to their team-topping totals on Monday as the Vancouver Capilanos trampled the Tacoma Tigers, 14-3.
Jimmy Robinson stole two bases, both in the first inning, to raise his season’s total to 40. He is easily the biggest thief in Vancouver history. He only picked up one hit, but that made this department reach 204 for the season.
Sinovic raised his batting average with a three-for-four performance, and is a serious contender for the league batting title for the first time since 1942, when Clarence Maddern lost in a ticklish finish to Salem’s Jack Richards.
Sinovic also came up with two catches which made Hunk Anderson’s 11th victory very easy. In the third inning, he misjudged Al Spaeter’s line drive and when he saw his mistake, he charged the ball and caught it with a full length dive, glove outstretched, one-handed.
In the fourth with the bases loaded and two out Jerry Ballard, Tacoma’s skyscraper first baseman, laid the wood on a fastball and hit it on a line directly over Sinovic’s head. Dick nonchalantly turned, raced 50 feet back and was waiting when the ball came down.
Meanwhile, Anderson had a four-hitter until the ninth and some believe he eased up so the Caps could add to their double play total. Though two runs scored, the double play clicked for the 171st time.
Bud Sheely spanked a home in the seventh, and had four RBIs for the night, as did Charlie Mead. But the big man was Bob McLean , who came out of a batting slump with a homer and a double for five RBIs.
Tigers note: Tacoma 3rd baseman Joe Kaney says he is through with baseball after this season. He is going to look after a sporting goods store in his home town, Alameda, California.
Tacoma .......... 010 000 002—3 7 1
Vancouver ...... 601 000 34x—14 14 0
Johnson and Sheets; Anderson and Sheely.

SALEM, Aug. 29—Yakima's pace-setters took a 10-0 shellacking from Salem on Monday night in the Western International League. Cal McIrvin gave up but seven hits in hurling the Senators win.
Yakima ........ 000 000 000— 0 7 5
Salem .......... 004 003 03x—10 17 0
Sporer and Tornay; McIrvin and Burgher.

WENATCHEE, Aug. 29—The bottom of the first division of the Western International league standings saw an upheaval Monday night.
Spokane bounced back into third place by an 11-8 win over Wenatchee in 11 innings.
The Chiefs got off to an early lead. Jim Warner picked up his 38th home run of the season in the first inning and the Chiefs piled up a 4-0 score going into the fourth. They couldn't hold the pace and Spokane won in the second extra inning with a four-run splurge.
Spokane .......... 000 001 411 04—11 21 2
Wenatchee ....... 112 000 201 01—8 12 3
Bishop, Werbowski (8) and Rossi; McCollum, Johnson (10), Frick (10) and Pesut.

Salem Group May Buy Club
SALEM, Ore., Aug. 29—A five-man Salem committee will meet in Portland Wednesday afternoon to negotiate with the Portland baseball club for purchase of the Salem Western International league baseball team.
The committee, headed by Harry Collins, will meet in the office of William Mulligan, Beaver general manager. Also expected to attend is George Norgan, president of the Portland club.
If the purchase price is favorable, the five-man committee hopes to sell stock to the public at $25 a share.

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