Saturday, 21 July 2007

Thursday, June 30, 1949

               W  L Pct. GB
Yakima ...... 50 22 .694 —
Vancouver ... 40 29 .580 9½
Spokane ..... 39 33 .542 11
Wenatchee ... 35 38 .479 15½
Salem ....... 32 39 .451 17½
Tacoma ...... 33 42 .440 18½
Bremerton ... 31 42 .425 19½
Victoria .... 28 43 .394 21½

VANCOUVER, June 30—Dick Greco homered twice in a 17-hit attack as the Tacoma Tigers mauled the Vancouver Capilanos, 17-4.
Greco also tripled and ended up with five RBIs.
Bob Williams homered as well for the Tigers, while Charlie Mead and Jimmy Robinson put the ball out of the park for Vancouver, the two homers being the big bats in the Caps' seven-hit game.
Tacoma hit six doubles.
The Tigers put four on the board in the first inning and never trailed. Vern Kindsfather was pulled after only two-third of an inning. He gave up four hits and a walk and all the runs against him were earned.
Gordon Walden went all the way for the Tigers.
Tacoma ........... 402 310 070—17 17 1
Vancouver ....... 200 110 000—4 7 3
Walden and Warren; Kindsfather, Anderson (1), Gunnarson (4) and Sheely.

SALEM, June 30—Ray McNulty pitched sensationally tonight as the Salem Senators grabbed a 12-inning, 1-0 victory over the Western International League-leading Yakima Bears in the opening game of the clubs' series.
McNulty, shading Bears' Ted Savarese in a suspense-filled hurling duel, gave up only two hits over the long route, whiffed eight and didn't walk a man. After Dick Briskey doubled off him in the third inning, McNulty didn't allow another hit until the 12th, when Savarese touched him for a single.
Savarese himself twirled a fine ball game. He doled out six blows, but two of them came in the final frame and proved fatal.
Yakima ............. 000 000 000 000—0 2 0
Salem ............... 000 000 000 001—1 6 2
Savarese and Orteig; McNulty and Beard.

VICTORIA, June 30—The Victoria Athletics connected for four home runs, three doubles and eight singles and took advantage of 11 bases on balls to come from behind and defeat Bremerton 15-7 before 1,300 fans.
Al Ronning gave the Bluejackets a 3-0 in the fourth when he hit one over the Pembroke Street fence. Victoria tallied once in the fourth the sent former Stanford University southpaw Dave Dahle to the showers with a seven-run fifth. Ray Jacobs came up with the bags loaded and two out and hit a long high fly that cleared the fence with plenty to spare. Dahle walked Frank Finnegan and a single to Russ Walstead before being replaced with Stan Halstead. His opposite number, Pete Vucurevich, surprised everyone by swatting a three-run homer.
Bremerton rallied for four runs in the sixth. Halstead was pulled for a pinch-hitter, so Baldwin took the mound for the Tars. The A's unloaded for nine hits off him, including home runs by Bob day and Frank Matoh, to add seven runs in the next three innings.
Bremerton .......... 000 304 000—7 9 2
Victoria .............. 000 174 21x—15 15 1
Dahle, Halstead (5), Baldwin (6) and Ronning; Vucurevich, Drew (6) and Day.

WENATCHEE, July 1 The Spokane Indians and the Wenatchee Chiefs compiled 19 runs between them, Wenatchee coming out on top 10-9 after spotting the resurgent Indians
three runs in the first inning.
The score was 8-6 at the end of the first three rounds of play.
Spokane ............. 033 012 000—9 10 5
Wenatchee ......... 314 000 011—10 11 2
Leeley, Kimball (9) and Parks; Weaver, Greenlaw (9) and Pesut.


Tells Secret Of .500 Average
PORTLAND Me., July 1—After 60 New England league games Bob Montag of the Pawtucket R.I. Slaters is hitting .502.
Bob, who is 24, gives much of the credit to Jim “Rip” Collins of the old St. Louis Gas House gang.
The “Ripper” managed Pawtucket, which is in second place by percentage points, until a few weeks ago. The parent Boston Braves' then promoted him to its Class A Eastern
league club at Hartford, Conn.
How does he do it?
The husky rightfielder from Cincinnati, O., says “It's a constant mental battle with the pitchers.”
For example:
“When the pitcher gets a strike on me, I spread right out in the box. They think I'm expecting a curve, but I want to see that fast one.
“Another time I'll fall away from a fast curve if the pitcher throws it again. I'm set to break it to pieces.”
And they really pitch to him. A lot of lesser lights in the class B circuit get walked more often than Montag.

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