Monday, 20 August 2007

Friday, June 23, 1950

Tacoma 35 25 .583
Yakima 36 27 .571
Wenatchee 34 29 .540
Tri-City 35 30 .538
Salem 28 32 .467
Victoria 29 35 .453
Spokane 28 37 .431
Vancouver 25 35 .417

SPOKANE, June 23 — Tri-City's Gene Roenspie won his sixth straight victory of the season Friday night with a 5 to 1 win over Spokane before 1801 Western International league fans.
The unbeaten Roenspie fanned five Indians and walked six.
It was the first appearance of the season for the Braves at Ferris field and they scored early and often to make a winning night of it.
Vic Buccola walked, stole second and scored the first Tri-City run in the opening frame on Buddy Peterson's single.
The Braves clinched the game with four runs after two were out in the third. Al Spaeter, Jim Warner and Peterson hit successive singles and Neil Bryant was safe on an error. With two runs across and two on base, Jim McKeehan hit a long double to bring home another pair.
Carroll Yerkes was charged with the defeat for Spokane, his second against two victories.
Tri-City ...... 104 000 000—5 12 2
Spokane ..... 001 000 000— 1 5 1
Roenspie and McKeegan, Pesut (5); Yerkes and Rossi.

WENATCHEE, June 23 — Southpaw Tommy Breisinger outdueled Big John Marshall as the Wenatchee Chiefs defeated the Victoria Athletics 2 to 0 here Friday night.
The A’s outhit the Chiefs, 8-6, but saw threats cut off in the second, seventh, eighth and ninth.
Don Alfano struck out an Al Ronning popped out with two runners aboard in the second, Alfano hit into a double play with Joe Kronberg on second in the seventh, and Gene Thompson, who had previously picked up two hits, grounded out with runners at first and third in the eighth. With two out in the ninth, Alfano and Ronning drew walks and Warren Noyes delivered a pinch-single to load the bases but Marty Krug, Jr., line to Walt Pocekay in left fiel to end the game.
Marshall suffered his second league defeat against nine wins. Seven walks during the game proved his downfall.
The Chiefs scored the only run they needed in the second inning on three walks around a single by Breisinger. They added an insurance run in the fifth on successive singles by Larry Neal, Pocekay and Don Fracchia.
Breisinger chalked up his fourth shutout and sixth victory against eight defeats.
Victoria ......... 000 000 000— 0 8 0
Wenatchee .... 010 010 00x— 2 6 1
Marshall and Ronning; Breisinger and Spurgeon.

Vancouver at Tacoma, postponed, rain.
Yakima at Salem, postponed, wet grounds.

Outfielder Hack Sold to Victoria
TWIN FALLS, Ida., June 23—John Hack, veteran outfielder for the Twin Falls Cowboys of the Pioneer league, was sold outright Friday to the Victoria Athletics of the Class B Western International league, business manager Jack Radtke reported.
Hack played for Victoria last season. He was purchased by the Cowboys this season from Binghamton, N.Y., of the Class A Eastern League.
Hack was a member of the 1948 Cowboy team. He was batting .376 for this season when he left the club Friday.
He was replaced in the Twin Falls lineup Friday night by Jimmy Groh, rookie from Los Angeles. Groh was the captain and leading hitter on the U.C.L.A. baseball team this season.

Chorlton Recalled By Seattle;
A’s Announce Acquisition of Young Hill Prospect
VICTORIA, [Colonist, June 24, 1950]—Second cheery note was the announcement that K. Chorlton will likely rejoin the A’s next Thursday. That was the word yesterday from Earl Sheely, general manager of the Seattle Rainiers. Chorlton so far has failed to break in to the Seattle line-up and is being kept only as insurance that injuries may cut the Rainiers’ outfield corps to less than the minimum three.
Third item from [Victoria business manager Reg] Patterson was word that the A’s have acquired the service of John Brkich (Brick-itch), promising young Kamloops southpaw. Brkich pitched against the A’s in Spring training games with Kamloops and gave every evidence of being a real prospect. A big youngster, he has good style. Best of all, he throws hard. He will probably remain with the A’s for the balance of the season.
Also of noteworthy nature was the report that Edo Vanni, former Victoria outfielder,had agreed to terms with Spokane. Vanni will likely be in the line-up next Thursday when the Indians arrive here for a four-game series.
WILfan note: the first “cheery note” was the Hack story mentioned above.

Lefty Bud Beasley Joins Capilano Pitching Staff
[Daily Province, June 24, 1950]
Vancouver Capilano’s somewhat shaky pitching staff received some real, solid reinforcement today.
General Manager Bob Brown announced the acquisition of left-hander Bud Beasley, a Pacific Coast League veteran with all sorts of experience and color.
Beasley who is the property of the Seattle Rainiers did not play last year, He lives at Reno where he teaches school. In 1949 he forsook baseball for summer school. Before that he pitches for Seattle and Sacramento. He will join the club immediately.Brown was very enthusiastic about the new Cap, who he feels will supply just what is needed to lead the team from its lonely position in the WIL cellar to loftier places.

Ferrarese Nearing WIL Mark for Free Passes
WENATCHEE, June 23—Don Ferrarese, 20-year-old Wenatchee southpaw, is nearing the Western International League record for bases on balls.
Ferrarese, who has won eight and lost five games so far this season, has issued 110 bases on balls in 102 innings pitched since the start of the season.
Claude Williams, another Wenatchee portsider, holds the WIL walks-per-season with 186,, established in 1941.
Ferrarese issued 184 free passes while pitching with the pennant-winning Albuquerque Dukes in the West Texas-New Mexico circuit last season.

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