Saturday, 1 September 2007

Friday, September 1, 1950

              W  L  PCT GB
Yakima ..... 87 52 .626 —
Tacoma ..... 84 52 .618 1½
Tri-City ... 74 63 .540 12
Wenatchee .. 74 64 .536 13
Victoria ... 61 79 .436 27
Vancouver .. 57 78 .422 28½
Spokane .... 56 80 .412 30
Salem ...... 56 81 .409 30½

YAKIMA, Sept. 1—Yakima increased its league lead to a game and a half over Tacoma by defeating Tri-City, 5-3, here Friday night while the Wenatchee Chiefs were trimming the Tigers.
Lloyd Dickey, in registering his 16th win of the season, was wild at the outset of the game and in frequent trouble through the first six frames but gained strength in the last innings to preserve Yakima's lead.
Neil Bryant led the Tri-City attack with three singles in four times at bat.
Tri-City ...... 010 002 000—3 12 0
Yakima ........ 001 012 10x—5 9 0
Frick and McKeegan; Dickey and Tornay.

TACOMA, Sept. 1—Wenatchee defeated Tacoma, 6 to 1, in the opener of their four-game Western International series here Friday night.
Walt Pocekay was the star of Wenatchee's 11-hit attack. He hit a home run with one aboard in the fourth, and also figured in the Chiefs' four-run rally in the sixth.
In that inning Wenatchee made four successive singles, which, with a hit batsman and Red Fischer's' error accounted for the scores.
Tacoma's lone run scored on Dick Wenner's double and Mel Knezovich's single.
Wenatchee ..... 000 204 000—6 11 0
Tacoma .......... 010 000 000—1 4 1
Ragni and Neal; Knezovich, Anderson (8), Carter (9) and Fischer.

SALEM, Sept. 1—A balk called on Spokane relief hurler Hal Yerkes Friday night gave the Salem Senators a 6-5 victory over the Indians in a 13-inning battle which opened the league cellar series between the two clubs.
Manager Alan Strange of the Indians played the game under protest following the arbiter's balk call. Yerkes made a motion to throw to the plate while his third baseman was holding the ball hoping to get an out with the hidden ball trick.
The sacks were loaded in the bottom of the 13th when two out when Spokane attempted to pull the hidden-ball trick. Yerkes made a motion to deliver to the plate but actually the third-sacker had the ball. The balk was called at that point and Bob Goldstein walked in from third to end the tilt.
Spokane ..... 000 103 000 000 1—5 13 1
Salem ........ 301 000 000 000 2—6 3 1
Conant, Yerkes (13) and Weatherwax; Costello and Beard.

VICTORIA, Sept. 1—Three unearned runs in the ninth inning cost Bob Snyder a shut out Friday night as a run in the eleventh game the Vancouver righthander a 4-3 setback as the Victoria Athletics made it two in arrow over the Capilanos. It was the ninth successive loss for the Mainland WIL club in Victoria.
Snyder hadn’t permitted a Victoria runner to get to second base and had only given up four singles when the ninth opened. He had two out and a man on first when Jim Robinson booted a hard grounder from Jim Moore’s bat to put runners on first and second.
John Hack lifted a high fly behind second base and Dick Sinovic just failed to hold it after a long run, he knee hitting his gloved hand just as he made a desperate reach and knocking the ball away.
Two runs scored and Hack went to second to score the tying run when Al Ronning drilled a single to centre field.
A walk to Gene Thompson opened the elevnth inning, who drew a life when no one touched his high foul ball between the plate and first base. Snyder, catcher Bill Brenner and first baseman Charlie Mead converged on the ball but all three stopped when someone yelled "I got it, I got it." It was Jim Hedgecock coaching first base.
Thompson stole second when Jim Moore failed to bunt safely and eventually struck out. Hack was given an intentional walk, but Bill Dunn made the strategy backfire when he grounded a single to left which sent Thompson across with the winning run.
The Caps outhit the A’s, 14-9, but got poor mileage out of their safeties.
Vancouver .... 000 210 000 00—3 14 9 1
Victoria ........ 000 000 003 01—4 9 1
Snyder and Heisner, Brenner (10); Smith, Noyes (9) and Ronning.

Record Mark In Attendance
YAKIMA, Sept 1.—The Western International league series between Yakima and Tacoma produced an all-time record single night turnout and a three-game series attendance mark but actually did not measure up to the crowds at the August, 1949 series at Parker field between the Bears and the Vancouver Capilanos.
Thursday night's record setting assemblage of 4,859 paying patrons boosted the three-night total to 11, 065. The Yakima-Vancouver series extended through four nights and drew 16,140. The attendance for the first three games was 12,095.
"We outdrew almost every Coast League team last night," said president Dewey Soriano.
Total attendance for league games at Parker field through August 31 was 110,221.

Four Caps Recalled by Seattle Suds
[Vancouver Sun, Sept. 2, 1950]
Four members of the baseball Capilanos have been recalled by the parent Seattle Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League.
Catcher Bill Heisner, outfielders Jim Keating and Dick Sinovic and youthful pitcher Dick Alvari will report to the Rainiers. All will finish out the current WIL campaign with the Caps. Sinovic, unlike the other trio, will join Seattle on September 11 for the balance of the Coast League schedule.

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