Sunday, 26 August 2007

Sunday, July 23, 1950

               W  L  Pct GB
Yakima ...... 59 39 .598 —
Wenatchee ... 57 42 .576 2
Tacoma ...... 55 41 .573 3½
Tri-City .... 54 45 .545 5
Salem ....... 41 53 .436 15½
Vancouver ... 41 55 .427 16½
Victoria .... 41 57 .418 17½
Spokane ..... 41 57 .418 17½

YAKIMA, July 23 — Yakima's Bears, leaders of the Western International league won their sixth straight game Sunday night in the opener of a twin bill by defeating the Victoria Athletics, 5-4. By taking the nightcap 10-7 they made it seven straight.
The A's pitcher, Jim Hedgecock, walked in the winning run, in the last of tbe seventh after Yakima loaded the bases on doubles by Bill Andring and Al Jacinto and an intentional pass to Bill McCawley.
Gene Thompson accounted for all of Victoria's scoring with a two-run homer in the first inning and a triple with two aboard in tne fifth.
Lloyd Dickey went the route for the Bears for his 10th win of the season against six setbacks.
First Night Game (7 Innings)
Victoria ......... 200 020 0—4 6 1
Yakima .......... 022 000 1—5 11 1
Hedgecock and Danielson; Dickey and Tiesiera.
Second Game
Victoria ........ 100 002 031—7 11 2
Yakima ......... 004 042 00x—10 11 2
Marshall, Noyes (7) and Danielson; Savarese, Soriano (8) and Tornay.

WENATCHEE, July 23 — The Wenatchee Chiefs took the second game of a twin bill from the Salem Senators here Sunday night, 6 to 1, after winning the afternoon end of a twin bill, 7-0.
Big Al Treichel scattered seven hits for his tenth win of the season against seven defeats. Starter Ludwig Lew was the loser for Salem. Wenatchee took the Western International league series three games to two.
It was Blankenship's fourth straight triumph and his seventh in 12 starts. He set the league record of 25 with Victoria in 1948. He granted only three hits as Wenatchee evened the series with the Senators at two-all.
First Night Game (7 Innings)
Salem ............. 000 000 0—0 3 1
Wenatchee ...... 001 240 x—7 8 0
Costello, Valentine (6) and Beard; Blankenship and Len Neal.
Second Game
Salem .............. 000 001 000—1 7 1
Wenatchee ...... 000 040 02x—6 10 1
Lew, Tierney (6) and Beard; Treichel and Len Neal.

KENNEWICK, July 23 — Tacoma beat Tri-City 2 to 1 here Sunday in a single night game in the Western International baseball league.
Tri-City scored first in the second inning. They remained ahead until Dick Greco scored in the ninth to tie the game. A long fly ball to center field by Bill Sheets scored Wimpy Quinn to put Tacoma in the lead.
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KENNEWICK, July 24 — [Don Becker, Herald] — Lou McCollum was within one strike and one out of his 15th victory last night before three machine gun Angles and a towering fly ball turned the tide against the Tri-City Braves. The three hits and fly gave Tacoma a 2-1 victory to split the four-game series even. But the 1,853 fans saw one of the best games of the series.
Brave hitting averages took a big nosedive. Bob Kerrigan the starter gave up but four hits in his seven inning stint and Gil Loust who took over in the eighth wasn't touched.
Neil Bryant's triple resulted in the single Tri-City run. Bryant smashed the ball deep into right field and then raced home from third when Dick Faber skied one into the same pasture.
McCollum had fashioned a neat five-hitter for the fans until the fatal ninth. He forced Ronnie Gifford to pop up and had two strikes on big Dick Greco. But the big Tiger gardener lined a fast ball through the box to set the stage. Wimpy Quinn pounded a curve and Dick Wanner lined another fast ball back through the box to score Greco with tieing run. Bill Sheets. Tacoma's catcher, blooped one into centerfield to Jim Warner and Quinn raced in from third after the catch.
As it was the run almost didn't count Buccola cut off Warner's throw to the plate and fired the bill to Buddy Peterson, to tag Wenner for the third out. But Quinn had crossed home plate a split second before the out was made.
Three of the Tri-City hits came in the first two innings. Their other lone bingle was Bryant's single in the seventh.
Only one Tiger had reached third and two second, going into the last stanza. McCollum's varied assortment of curves and high hard ones keeping Tacoma well in check. The veteran right hurler had struck out eight.
Today the two teams are idle but resume their battle Tuesday night in Waters Field. Tacoma for a three-game affair. Following that series the Tri-City team moves over to Salem for a four-game set-to and then returning home for a week-long stand.
Tacoma ...... 000 000 002—2 8 0
Tri-City ...... 010 000 000—1 4 0
Kerrigan, Loust (8) and Sheets; McCollum and Pesut.

SPOKANE, July 23 — The Vancouver Capilanos defeated the Spokane Indians, 8-1 here Sunday night.
This win gave the Capilanos the series, four to one and put them in seventh place ahead of the Indians.
Winning pitcher George Nicholas gave up just seven hits for his second win over the Indians. Last month he pitched a no-hit game against the Tribe.
Vancouver ..... 201 010 040—8 12 0
Spokane ........ 001 000 000—1 7 5
Nicholas and Heisner; Conant and Rossi.

WIL Notes
VICTORIA, B. C., July 23 (AP)—Lou Novikoff, the "Mad Russian" of baseball, may be on the move again.
Victoria Athletic Business Manager Reg Patterson said his WIL club had been offered Novikoff's contract but that no decision had been made yet. Novikoff currently works as an outfielder and relief pitcher for the Yakima Bears.
WENATCHEE, Wash., July 23 (UP) — Lil Arnerich, former Pacific Coast league player, was enroute to Memphis, Tenn., of the class 'AA" Southern Association today after being recalled from Wenatchee by the parent Oakland Oaks.
The Chiefs also announced the recall of Bob Barbeau from Globe-Miami of the Arizona-Texas league to replace Arnerich in the Chief outfield.

By DON BECKER, Herald Sports Editor [from July 24/50]
Know what the catcher says to the pitcher when he walks out to the mound during a game? Once in a while it may be a word of advice but more than likely the catcher is strolling out there to give his hurler a rest.
The convocation will usually run, “Come on let's get this guy out of here so we can get home early.” Of course it could happen like it did to Nick not too long ago.
The big guy walked out to the mound and told his pitcher to be sure and not throw a ball inside to the hitter. “He'll clobber it if you do,” said Nick. In comes the first one right at the letters and inside. “I knew I'd never have to catch that one,” said Nick wryly. It sailed right over the left field wall too.”

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