Saturday, 28 July 2007
Wednesday, August 31, 1949
W L PCT GB
Yakima ...... 95 48 .684 —
Vancouver ... 86 54 .614 7½
Wenatchee ... 76 69 .524 20
Spokane ..... 75 69 .521 20½
Victoria .... 63 81 .438 32½
Salem ....... 60 84 .417 35½
Tacoma ...... 59 84 .413 36
Bremerton ... 58 83 .411 36
Wenatchee, Wash., Aug. 31—Three Western International League baseball records were broken Wednesday night when Wenatchee slaughtered the Salem, Ore., Senators, 33-3.
Jim Warner, Wenatchee centerfielder, drove out four home runs to bring his season's total to 43. Bill Barisoff set the old league mark of 40 while playing with Bremerton in 1946.
The winning teams' 29 base-hits and 33 runs also broke records set earlier this year by Wenatchee. The Chiefs set the old mark of 26 hits against Salem just last week. They had scored 25 runs against Yakima this season.
Included in the onslaught were eight home runs, five doubles and one triple.
Al Libke, former Cincinnati Red player, was the winning pitcher and helped his cause with six hits, including two home runs and two doubles, in six trips to the plate.
The biggest run-making inning was the seventh, when ten runs cross the plate, but the Chiefs had six-run frames and scored in every inning but the second.
Salem ........... 001 010 001— 3 10 2
Wenatchee .... 604 236 (10)2x—33 29 2
Drilling, Burak (1), Foster (4), Burgher (5), Hedington (6), Osborn (7), and Beard; Libke and Pesut.
SPOKANE, Aug. 31—The Western International league basaball title eluded the Yakima Bears by one run Wednesday night—the run that relief pitcher Teddy Savarese walked in to give Spokane an 11 to 10 victory. A win would have given the Bears a mathematical cinch on the crown.
Yakima ....... 200 030 140—10 14 1
Spokane ..... 010 003 502—11 14 3
Dickey, Babbitt (7), Sporer (8), Savarese (9) and Orteig; Conant, Bishop (7) and Rossi.
VANCOUVER, Aug. 31—Tacoma Tigers put up all five runs on the board in the sixth inning in a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Capilanos on Wednesday.
Sandy Robertson loaded the bases in the sixth, and then gave up a triple to Jerry Ballard that landed just in front of the fence in centre field where it is marked “415 feet.” Dick Sinovic got a glove on the ball but couldn't hold it.
There was one double-play, bringing the year's total to 175, two shy of the league
Robertson allowed two walks and three hits in the fatal inning, but he started a double-play in the eighth inning, the 175th of the year, two shy of the league record.
K Chorlton got credit for an RBI in the second inning without a hit.
Tacoma ........ 000 005 000—5 9 1
Vancouver .... 010 000 000—1 9 1
Lazor, Carter (9) and Sheets; Robertson and Sheely.
VICTORIA, Sept. 1 [Colonist]—Gil McDougald batted in his 108th run with his 13th home run at Royal Athletic Park last night and the eighth-inning circuit blow ended what little chance John Marshall had of tying the W.I.L. record of 25 victories. It gave Victoria Athletics a 4-3 triumph and Marshall his 13th setback, as he was striving for his 22nd win.
WORST OF BREAKS
Working with only two days of rest and appearing in his 44th game this year, Marshall appeared to lose some of his edge in the late innings, but an error and a dubious call at second base probably robbed him of the verdict. At that, the big righthander contributed to his own downfall. One of the Victoria runs came after a walk, another after a batter was knicked by one of his pitches, and a thrd was moved into scoring position with another pitch which hit a batter.
A walk to Charlie Balassi and Joe Morjoseph's terrific double opened the scoring in the fifth. Bremerton squared matters in the fifth when Bill Taylor hoisted one over the wall. The blow would have given the Tars the lead if Lil Arnerich had not been called out on a close play a few minutes earlier, while trying to pilfer second. Arnerich protested long enough to get tossed out and the short-handed Jacketshad to send Pitcher Bob Pirack to the outfield.
After building a 3-1 lead with single runs in the sixth and seventh, the A's promptly handed Bremerton two runs in the eighth with an error by John Hack causing the trouble and sending Larry Ward, who was pitching well, to the showers. Joe Blanenship came in to pick up his sixth victory when McDougald lead off the eighth with his game-winning loft.
BATTLE OF WITS
Fans, about 1,200 of them, came in for some unusual strategy in the Victoria seventh with Manager Earl Bolyard winning a battle of wits with Bremerton's Alan Strange. Morjoseph led off with a single and Bob Day was hit by a pitched ball. With a bunt by Ward the obvious move, Strange called Pirack in from centre field and placed him on third with Don Stanford moving far in on the grass after Ward had missed one sacrifice attempt. Bolyard ordered Ward to swing away and he fouled it off. Pirack was sent back to the outfield, but Bolyard then flashed the bunt sign again and Ward made it look good by laying it down neatly for the sacrifice. Vic Buccola's outfield fly later brought in the A's third run.
Tonight, Tacoma Tigers, still with a chance to overtake Victoria, move in for a four-game series.
Bremerton ..... 000 001 020—3 10 1
Victoria ........ 000 011 11x—4 7 1
Marshall and Ronning; Ward, Blankenship (8) and Day.
Salem Senator Price $95,000
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 31—Portland Beaver General Manager William Mulligan put a price of $95,000 on the Salem Senators Wednesday.
Mulligan told a Salem delegation that the club could be purchased for that amount. He set $75,000 as the price of the park and the physical plant and $20,000 for the franchise in the Western International league.
The figures were higher than the Salem delegation had hoped, but there was optimism about eventual reaching of an agreement. The Salem committee said it would report back to the fans.
A mass meeting of fans had appointed the committee to see whether the club could be bought. Their plan is to sell shares of stock to the fans.
Mulligan expressed willingness to sell the park to the Salem group, if terms could be agreed upon, and said he did not want to see Salem lose the franchise.
Harry Collins, telephone company executive, is chairman of the Salem delegation.