Saturday, June 9, 2007

Friday, August 9, 1946

                 W  L  Pct GB
Wenatchee ..... 68 43 .613 —
Salem ......... 64 44 .593 2½
Bremerton ..... 59 42 .584 4½
Tacoma ........ 56 49 .533 9
Spokane ....... 46 50 .479 14½
Yakima ........ 49 56 .467 16
Vancouver ..... 40 64 .385 23½
Victoria ...... 38 72 .345 29½

SALEM, Aug. 9—Duane Crawford doubled in the tying and winning runs in the sixth inning to lead the Salem Senators to a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Capilanos in WIL action Friday.
Vancouver had taken a 1-0 lead in the first when Charlie Mead doubled and brought in Reg Clarkson.
Carl Gunnarson tossed a seven hitter for Salem, while Bob Snyder allowed nine Salem hits in taking the loss. Five of them were in the fatal sixth.
Vancouver ...... 001 000 000—1 7 0
Salem ............ 000 003 000—3 8 2
Snyder and Brenner; Gunnarson and Salmon.

VICTORIA, Aug. 9—Beans Marionetti prove to be the hero as Victoria got by the Yakima Stars 6-5 in a ten-inning Western International League game here Friday night.
Marionetti's liner scored Bob Cherry in the ninth to tie the game at 5-5.
Pete Murphy walked in the tenth and stole second. Bob Cherry was intentionally walked with two out to set up the force, but the plan backfired as reliever Joe Kralovich followed with a walk to Joe Blankenship to load the bases, then another to Marionetti on a 3-2 count.
Yakima .......... 110 000 030 0—5 10 0
Victoria ......... 100 000 301 1—6 11 1
McHugh, Kralovich (9) and McConnell; Carpenter, Ferrara (8) and Paulson, Stumpf.

WENATCHEE, Aug. 9—Four Tacoma homers that drove in ten runs gave the Tacoma Tigers a 10-3 victory over the Wenatchee Chiefs in the first game of their Western International League series here tonight.
Amby Moran, former WIL and Coast League umpire, who worked in a coast shipyard during the war, returned to baseball to call balls and strikes tonight.
Tacoma ............. 033 200 002—10 12 4
Wenatchee ........ 010 001 10x— 3 7 2
Colombo and Kuper; Cronin, Babbitt (4) and Fitzgerald.

SPOKANE, story unavailable.
Bremerton ....... 000 010 030—4 7 3
Spokane ......... 000 201 14x—8 10 1
Federmeyer and Volpi; Sandell, Hallbourg (7), and Varrelman.

Hal Patchett Turns Down Manager's Post
SEATTLE, Aug. 9—The question of who will succeed Eddie Carnett as manager of the Vancouver Capilanos in the Western International League remained unsettled tonight after outfielder Hal Patchett of Seattle decided against accepting the post.
It was reported earlier that the move was fixed definitely, but Patchett decided he preferred to remain in Pacific Coast play.
Carnett was recalled from Vancouver to play first base Seattle after Earl Torgeson was lost for the season with a dislocated shoulder.

Before and After
By Ken McConnell
[Vancouver Province, Aug. 10, 1946]
Nice Weather, Anyway

It was hot and the weather was perfect for baseball. Unfortunately, the baseball team in which we were the most interested, the Capilanos, were going nowhere in the Western International Baseball League’s gallop to the title. So we just talked.
In view of this and the fact that Eddie Carnett had been recalled by Seattle Rainiers; added to the fact that President Emil Sick was in town, it seemed like an excellent idea to discuss that new $350,000 stadium.
We learned this:
The stadium will be constructed as soon as materials are available. “We can’t deprive veterans of housing materials,” pointed out T.G. Turner, president of the Capilano company here.
“I think the Vancouver people deserve a really fine stadium and I am sure we will be able to provide it,” promised Mr. Sick. “Of course there are money difficulties now. But within a matter of months possibly the shortages in the various building materials will be overcome.”
The promise is that the stadium will be built as soon and as quickly as possible.
That’s good enough for us.
+ + +
Welcome and Goodbye, Hall
Now with regard to our Capilanos.
Hal Patchett, the Seattle outfielder, was only the manager of the Vancouver Capilanos between editions yesterday.
He was to have been the team’s third manager this year. But last night Hal evidently gave the idea a lot of serious thought and then decided that patrolling the outfield for a last place club in the Pacific Coast League was much better than playing and managing a team in the Western International League.
He could be right, of course.
We started with Syl Johnson, a colorless, but capable citizen. Sickness in his family and worries over the team which would not jell, caused his resignation.
Then Eddie Carnett, spouting fire and with the old moxie that makes for winning efforts, came along and our club improved considerably. True, the present road trip has not been good. But, then, we are still in the league and at this point we should all extend deepest thanks to a Victoria team that has remained in the cellar all season long.
At that it is slightly disconcerting when you watch the Caps play here, see them perform like big leaguers and then when they go away, we get the box score showing them having nothing but trouble in a feeble effort to win.
Maybe Bob Brown can add to his duties as Mister Baseball here, by becoming field boss, too.
Of course, we’ll miss the hitting of Carnett and the possible hitting power of Patchett. The big man won’t be here. No, Bob will not be able to hit much—even in his hey-day, his average was .125 according to reports from the past—but he might get a consistent winning effort our of the club.
It is worth a try. And certainly there is lots of room for improvement so far as our Caps are concerned.

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