Monday, 27 August 2007

Thursday, August 3, 1950

               W  L  Pct GB
Yakima ...... 67 42 .615 —
Tacoma ...... 61 44 .581 4
Wenatchee ... 62 48 .561 5½
Tri-City .... 59 49 .546 7½
Vancouver ... 46 59 .438 19
Victoria .... 47 61 .435 19½
Salem ....... 43 61 .413 21½
Spokane ..... 43 64 .402 23

SPOKANE, Aug. 3—A hitting spree in the second inning gave the Yakima Bears a 9 to 5 victory Thursday night in the rubber game of their four-game Western International League series with Spokane.
It was the tenth victory of the year for Yakima righthander Bill Bradford who has never failed to jinx the Spokane Indians on their home grounds.
Yakima ........ 070 100 100—9 8 1
Spokane ...... 023 000 000—5-13-3
Bradford and Tiesiera; Aubertin, Curran (2), Yerkes (9) and Weatherwax.

TACOMA, Aug. 3—Salem rallied for five runs in the ninth inning to defeat Tacoma 12 to 8 and salvage the final game of their three-game Western International league series here Thursday night.
In the preceding inning, Tacoma scored five to take the lead. The rally was highlighted by Red Fischer's grand slam home run in a pinch-hitting role.
Salem, however, came back and scored five on four hits, including doubles by Mel Wasley and Bob Goldstein.
Salem ...... 020 003 115—12-13-0
Tacoma ... 000 201 050— 8-12-2
Valentine, Burak (8), Tierney (9) and Beard; Kipp, Carter (6), Anderson (9), Kerrigan (9) and Sheets.

WENATCHEE, Aug. 3 — Vancouver defeated Wenatchee 6 to 2 here Thursday night behind the five-hit pitching of Righthander Bob Bruenner.
Dick Sinovic drove in three of the winning Caps' tallies, each on a long outfield fly.
Len Tran had the longest hit of the contest, a three-base blow in the fifth. Bruenner was in trouble only in the sixth when Wenatchee scored its two runs. He struck out eight Chiefs. A pair of errors did little to help Tommy Breisinger, the losing pitcher.
Bill Brenner, Cap manager and catcher, is out of the running for the time being. he broke the first finger of his right hand latching onto a foul tip on Wednesday night.
The Capilanos took the Western International series two games to one.
Vancouver ..... 011 030 100—6-10 1
Wenatchee .... 000 002 000—2-5 2
Bruenner and Heisner; Breisinger and Billings.

KENNEWICK, Aug. 3—The Tri-City Braves nosed out Victoria, 10 to 9, Thursday night to take their three-game Western International League series, 2 to 1.
Both teams trotted out three pitchers each in a game that produced a total of 27 hits, 16 walks, and seven errors.
Joe Orrell, who went into the game in the eighth inning for Tri-City, took credit for the victory. Jim Hedgecock, put in for Victoria in the ninth, was charged with the loss.
Tri-City's winning run came in the ninth inning when Al Spaeter, leading off with a double, advanced to third on a sacrifice and scored on an infield ball hit by Buddy Peterson.
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KENNEWICK, Aug. 4 (Don Becker, Herald)—They did things up in a big way at Sanders Field last night. Even the score was big 10-9 in favor of the Tri-City Braves over the Victoria Athletics. The victory gave the Tri-City team the series, 2-1. Tonight they open a four-game stand with the Spokane Indians.
All in all seven pitchers paraded to the mound and the last two won and lost the game. Joe Orrell who came on in the eighth for the Braves notched his ninth victory of the season. And for Jim Hedgecock it was a loss last night after a victory the
night before.
The seven hurlers weren't in what you would call rare form. Their combined efforts resulted in 16 free passes and 27 base hits. And the free-swinging affair took up two hours and fifty minutes before Al Spaeter crossed the plate with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.
Spader set the stage with a double. Vie Buccola drew a free pass and Jim Warner's sacrifice moved the runners into scoring position. Clint Cameron drew an intentional pass to load the bases as Victoria gambled heavily on a possible double-play. And it almost paid off big dividends. Buddy Peterson hit a roller to Bill Dunn, Victoria shortstop. Dunn's throw to Jim Moore covering second forced Cameron, but the relay to first was not fast enough to catch the fleet Peterson. Meanwhile Spaeter scored.
Merle Frick started for the Braves, and Aldon Wilkie for the A's. For a while it looked as though the "Wilkie" jinx was going to stymie the Braves again. Victoria shoved across four runs in the first and another in the second to take a 4-2 lead. That was all for Frick. and Gene Roenspie took over the hill. The Braves whittled away at Wilke and finally derricked him in the fifth with a three run assault to send the Tri City team out in front. At the end of the eighth Victoria had evened the count and gone ahead on a two-run blast. The Braves knotted it again and then romped home with the decision in the ninth.
Victoria ..... 410 110 120—9-13-3
Tri City ..... 112 031 011—10-14-4
Wilkie, Propst (5), Noyes (8), Hedgecock (9) and Danielson, Ronning (8); Frick, Roenspie (2), Orrell (8) and Pesut.

By DON BECKER, Herald Sports Editor [from Aug. 4/50]
They say John Marshall the Victoria showboat has a clause in his contract calling for a specified allowance each year for fines. If so, John is indeed fortunate. For drew a $10 blast Tuesday and certainly the same amount or more for his actions Wednesday night. And what he pulled here is mild,they say, compared to his footlight acting up in Canada.
And the Athletics hurling star can do no wrong in the eyes of the Victoria fans. They literally eat it up. When Marshall is scheduled to pitch it's a cinch to be a turn-away crowd. And all of big John's foot pawning and spitting on the ground aren't idle gesture's [sic]. . .not to Marshall. What he's trying to get across to
the umpire and the fans is that he's figuratively steping on the umpire.
Club owners throughout the W.I.L are also anxious to know when Marshall is going to take the mound. There's no denying that the man is definitely an attraction for the fans. However, it would seem that Marshall carried it to quite an extreme Wednesday night. It didn't seem necessary for a display that took up 12 minutes of time of more than 1,000 people who had paid their way to see a ball game.
Umpire Nels Pearson run Marshall because of his remarks concerning the umpiring Tuesday night when Marshall lost a game. Those jibes weren't directed at Pearson, but to the fans. That sort of thing, on a baseball diamond, is not part, of the game. There's no room for argument that Pearson was right. And Marty Krug the manager got run for a different reason, which was highly colorful and complimentary language, which is what you've probably guessed. And that is an automatic boot.

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