Saturday, 28 July 2007

Tuesday, August 30, 1949

               W  L  PCT GB
Yakima ...... 95 47 .669 —
Vancouver ... 86 53 .619 7½
Wenatchee ... 75 69 .521 21
Spokane ..... 74 69 .517 21½
Victoria .... 62 81 .434 33½
Salem ....... 60 83 .420 35½
Bremerton ... 58 82 .414 36
Tacoma ...... 58 84 .408 37

VANCOUVER, Aug. 31 [Merv Peters, Vancouver Sun] — Although Vancouver Capilanos have only the slightest chance of winning the WIL baseball pennant, they probably have more incentive to “play out the string” than any other team in the league.
The Caps are trying for four different league titles, all within reach at the moment.
They added three more double-plays to their string last night while beating the Tacoma Tigers, 9-5, to bring the season’s total to 174, three away from the league record. The present record of 177, was established last year by Tacoma.
With nine games remaining on the schedule, Caps are almost a shoo-in to set a new record. The double-plays, Len Tran to Ray Tran to Bob McLean, came in the second, fifth and sixth innings last night.
Another inducement to “keep punching” is wee Jim Robinson’s try for the stolen base title. Robinson is also out to win the triples and total hits championship of the league. Lastbnight he added a single and a stolen base to his totals.
His total for stolen bases is now 41 and total hits stands at 205.
Then comes Dick Sinovic‘s try for the league batting championship. Last night, Sinovic hit four for two [sic], both singles.
A big five-run splurge in the first inning on five hits and two errors provided surprise starting pitcher Bob Costello with a comfortable lead to coast on for his 11th win of the season.
From the first inning until the eighth Costello coasted and was never in trouble. The big, lanky blond seemed to be having the time of his life, but it ended in the eighth when he loaded the bases with two walks and a single and then walked a run home.
Bob Snyder relieved him and retired the side.
Catcher Bud Sheely, who has chased Charley Mead for the home run department for the entire season, is now out in front of the big outfielder. He caught up to Mead with his home run Monday night and passed him last night with his 20th of the season. Mead has 19.
Last night was Fans Appreciation Night, and 42 baseball patrons went home happy with presents such as a man’s suit, wrist watches, hams, nylons and what have you.
Tacoma .......... 020 000 030—5 5 3
Vancouver ...... 500 100 12x—9 13 0
Carter and Gardner; Costello, Snyder (8) and Sheely.

VICTORIA, Aug. 30—Unable or unwilling to give starter Dave Dahle any relief, the Bremerton Bluejackets absorbed a 21-2 pasting at the hands of the Victoria Athletics on Tuesday night.
Dahle, a former college southpaw, had nothing and was not helped by seven Bremerton errors. He gave up 13 bases on balls and was touched for 19 safeties by the hit-hungry Victoria line-up.
With manager Alan Strange absent or not wishing to putin an appearnce, Dahle was left in until the eighth, when third baseman Don Stanford moved over to the mound. This necessitated a shift which sent catcher Len Neal, who was playing first base, to third, and brought in pitcher John Marshall at the gateway. By the time it was over, Dahle was charged with 20 runs, 16 of them earned, and the A's had come up with two eight-run innings.
With every man in the line-up except Len Noren participating in the slaughter, the winners rapped out nine doubles, two triples and a home run. Leading the way was Joe Marjoseph. The swarthy left fielder not only came up with a couple of smart cacthes but crahsed out a bases-loaded home run in the eight-run sixth inning and drove a change-up pitch to the left-field coner for a double with the bags again populated during the right-run spree which took place in the eighth. Vic Buccola had three well-tagged doubles and a drag bunt in five trips and Bob Day had two doubles and a pair of singles.
Jim Propst was having little trouble with the Jackets. The slender southpaw gave up nine hits would have had a shutout except for a boot by Gordon Johnston in the fifth which gave the visitors their unearned runs. Propst struck out 12 to run his league-leading total to 184 in 179 innings of pitching. He also completed his starting assignment for the 18th time in 22 starts, a record unmatched in the W.I.L. this season. The victory was his 16th sknce he pitched his first game of the season on May 31. He has lost 10.
Bremerton ..... 000 020 000—2 9 7
Victoria ........ 011 208 18x—21 19 2
Dahle, Stanford (8) and Ronning; Propst and Day.

WENATCHEE, Aug. 30—Wenatchee centrefielder Jim Warner clouted his 39th home run of the year Tuesday night to move within one of the loop standard, as Wenatchee defeated Salem, 11-9.
Salem ............. 001 121 103— 9 14 1
Wenatchee ..... 300 107 00x— 11 14 2
Fredericks, Osborn (6), Burak (8) and Beard; Greenlaw, Myers (9) and Pesut.

Yakima ........ 212 005 010—11 12 1
Spokane ...... 100 005 000— 6 10 3
Powell, Babbitt (7) and Orteig; Adams, Kimball (3), Howard (7) and Rossi.

Capilanos Set Attendance Record –
130,000 Already and Still Going Up
[Sun, August 31, 1951]
Bob Brown, general manager of the Capilano Baseball Club, said last night that attendance here for the 1949 baseball season has already passed the 130,000 mark.
This sets a new record for the Capilanos’ drawing power. The previous high was 1947, a pennant winning year, when 127,000 paid to see the Brenners go into action.
“What we could have done with a park which would have seated 7500 is hard to imagine,” Brown said. “This year’s club is by far the most attractive to fans that we have ever had.”
“Individually, and as a team, they have proven themselves the most popular team in Vancouver’s history,” Bob said.
“Do you know that less than a month ago Eddie Lamoureux in the concession stand had about 150 photographs of the Caps and he put them all on sale at 35 cents each just to get rid of them. They were all gone in one night.”
“I wish this team would have had the chance to play in a park with a 7500 capacity. They might have drawn 300,000 this year,” Bob added.
The 130,000 figure which Brown released last night was unofficial, but he said he knew that they had surpassed the figure and probably 135,000, too. At this rate the final attendance should be slightly over 140,000, over 20,000 more than last season.

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