Saturday, 28 July 2007

Thursday, September 8, 1949

YAKIMA, Sept. 8—The Yakima Bears, Western International league pennant winners, made it two straight over the Spokane Indians in the first round of the play-offs
by trimming the third-place club 13-4 here Thursday night.
A win for the Bears at Spokane Friday night will end the series.
The Bears started their attack on starter Dick Bishop, scoring three runs in the first inning and two more in the second, and continued to pound out hits against reliefers Andy Adams and Ken Kimball. The Bears failed to score in the third, sixth and eighth innings only.
Al Jacinto and Bob Williams paced the 14-hit Yakima attack. Williams hit a double, triple and two singles to chase across four runs, whiole Jacinto doubled and connected for three singles to knock in four runs. Paul Zaby hit a three-run double off the centre-field fence for Spokane in the seventh.
Spokane ....... 000 001 300— 4 10 3
Yakima ........ 320 220 40x—13 14 1
Bishop, Adams (3), Kimball (7) and Rossi; Bradford and Tomay.

VANCOUVER, B.C., Sept. 8—Paced by five sparkling double-plays via the record-breaking Tran-Tran-McLean combination, the Vancouver Capilanos defeated Wenatchee 6-1 on Thursday night behind Bob Snyder's six hitter .
Snyder whiffed seven Chiefs, just missing a shutout as Wenatchee squeezed their only run home in the first inning via Jim Warner's single and a fielder's choice.
Vancouver jumped out to an early margin, banging Lou McCollum for six straight hits in the first frame and scoring four runs. Jim Robinson, first man up, started the hit parade as he belted one to left, then the Trans, Dick Sinovic and Bud Sheely hit safely in rapid succession.
Cy Greenlaw took over from McCollum and went the rest of the way, allowing seven hits and a pair of runs. The Caps picked up another tally in the fourth and a single run in the eighth.
Len Tran, who stepped out between innings to receive the year's Most Popular Player Award, hit three for three, started two of the five douhble plays and pivoted spectacularly to help fashion the other three. Bob McLean, the payoff end of the D.P. combination, twice dug out throws in the dirt to protect the Caps' errorless streak.
Vancouver has won two straight over the fourth-place Chiefs.
The teams move to Wenatchee for two games Friday.
Wenatchee ....... 100 000 000—1 6 1
Vancouver ....... 400 100 01x—6 13 0
McCollum, Greenlaw (1) and Pesut; Snyder and Sheely.

San Diego Puts For Sale Sign On Tacoma Club
TACOMA, Sept. 4—The Tacoma Baseball Club is for sale, it was announced here today by William Starr, president of the parent San Diego Padres.
Starr said he had been athorized by his board of directors to negotiate the sale of the local holdings of the Western International League club.
He declined to name a price but local authorities said it would probably be in excess of $100,000. The San Diego president said every effort will be masde to sell the Tiger franchise and physical holdings locally. Failing in this, the next alternative would be to sell the franchise and cease operating in Tacoma. Sale of the franchise would require approval of six of the W.I.L. directors.
The original purpose for purchase of the local club—development of young players—no longer exists because of other agreements, Starr said, so it is felt no longer feasible to operate here.

Denver Proves Baseball Mint; Draws 463,039
DENVER, Sept. 8 (INS) — Denver today laid claim to teh title of the best minor league team in the nation.
The Denver Bears of the Western League, who ended the regular season last night in a tie for second place in the standings, played before 463,039 fans in 70 home games. The record was more remarkable because the team was ij or near the cellar for most of the season.
The Western league, although operating with only six clubs, led all Class A leagues in attendance with a total of 1,361,011. Among the individual clubs, fifth-plaec Omaha was second in attendance with 276,718. Sioux City was lovest with 123,643—a ten percent increase over 1948. Next year, the loop with expand to eight clubs with the addition of Wichita, Kan., and Colorado Springs, Colo.

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