Saturday, 28 July 2007

Saturday, August 27, 1949

              W  L  PCT GB
Yakima ..... 92 46 .667 —
Vancouver .. 84 53 .613 7½
Wenatchee .. 73 67 .521 20
Spokane .... 72 67 .518 20½
Victoria ... 61 80 .433 32½
Salem ...... 59 80 .424 33½
Tacoma ..... 58 80 .420 34
Bremerton .. 55 81 .404 36

VANCOUVER, Aug. 27—What can you say about a ball game which ends 18-2, except that the home team won?
For that matter the home team, the Capilanos, won two from Victoria Saturday at Cap Stadium, the other being a more respectable 3-2 affair.
The spectre of Charlie Mead returning to the line-up after a two-day rest, was the biggest reason Victoria took a Saturday night sloshing. Mead tripled, homered and singled twice to bat in six runs. His homer, the 19th this season, came with the bases loaded.
In all the Caps had 21 hits, Bob McLean being the only local without. Ray Tran had five.
Joe Marjoseph homered for the losers in the night game.
In the opener, Victoria made poor use of 14 hits, leaving 13 men on base, and Larry Ward chalked up a hard-loss defeat. Len Noren, subbing for Vic Buccola at first base, and John Hack had three apiece.
Dick Sinovic singled in a pair of runs for Vancouver in the first inning and Len Tran doubled in the final one in the seventh to break a 2-2 tie. Ward and Charlie Balassi had run-scoring singles for Victoria.
The Caps double play total soared in the two games to 170 and it is just possible that they will break the record of 177 against the team which set it last season, Tacoma. The Tigers open a stand in Vancouver on Monday.
First Game
Victoria ......... 000 010 100—2 14 1
Vancouver ..... 200 000 10x—3 9 1
Ward, Blankenship (8) and Day, Kindsfather and Sheely.
Second game
Victoria .......... 001 000 010—2 9 1
Vancouver ...... 310 406 22x—18 21 0
Logue, Tobias (4) and Morgan; Nicholas and Sheely.

SALEM, Aug. 27—Wenatchee Chiefs went wild, banging out 26 hits as they trounced the Senators, 16-6. Cather Lee Winter pitched for the winner and was reached for 17 safe blows. The total of 43 hits was believed to be close to a league record.
Wenatchee ...... 242 030 050—16 26 0
Salem .............. 022 200 000—6 17 0
Winter and Pesut; Drilling, Foster (2), Hedington (3) and Beard.

TACOMA, Aug. 27—The Tacoma Tigers consolidated their grip on seventh spot by trimming Bremerton Bluejackets, 13-3. Dick Greco's 33rd homer was among the 17 Tacoma hits.
Bremerton .......... 010 000 200—3 9 1
Tacoma .............. 022 060 03x—13 17 1
Sullivan and Ronning; Lazor and Sheets.

Spokane ....... 011 002 000—4 9 3
Yakima ......... 000 020 100—3 8 1
Werbowski and Varkuo, Rossi (9); Bradford and Orteig, Tornay (3).

Eugene Seeks Bremerton Ball Franchise
EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 27—A move to buy the Bremerton franchise in the Western International League and secure a W.I.L. club in this city gathered momentum here today.
A large tract of land in the suburban Bethel district here has been offered, rent free, for a ball park by an owner who asked to remain anonymous.
Sports groups estimated the club could be established here for some $75,000. An unidentified Portland group was reported intreested in financing the project.
Among those who expressed interest in bringing the club here was Joe (Flash) Gordon, Cleveland second baseman and owner of a hardware store here. Gordon did not say what connection he might be willing to make, however.
George Emigh, vice-president of the W.I.L. and business manager of the Salem Senators was also interested in starting a club here.
Eugene, which drew an annual attendance of more than 50,000 for less than 40 games in the semi-pro Cascade League, is ranked as a good baseball town.

Sportsmen Ask Conference on Salem Sale
SALEM, Ore., Aug. 27—Salem sportsmen prepared to confer personally with Bill Mulligan, general manager of the Portland Beavers, about the future of the Salem Baseball Club.
They named a committee of five to go to Portland and ask Mulligan just wat he plans to do with the Beavers' farm club. One possibility was the forming of a local corpoartion to buy the Senators–with stock being sold to the fans.
Harry Collins, District Telephone Company manager, was named chairman of the fans' committee. Other members are circuit judge Rex Kimmell, Restaurateur Jack Simberg, Jim Mosolf, ex-major leaguer and now store owner, and Bruce Williams, lawyer and sportscaster.
Mulligan sent word he would be glad to confer with the committee in Portland.

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