Thursday, June 7, 2007

Thursday, July 11, 1946

                W  L  Pct GB
Salem ........ 50 29 .633 —
Bremerton .... 43 27 .614 2½
Wenatchee .... 50 32 .610 1½
Tacoma ....... 41 33 .554 6½
Spokane ...... 33 34 .493 11
Yakima ....... 31 43 .419 16½
Vancouver .... 26 48 .351 21½
Victoria ..... 26 54 .325 24½

VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, July 12]—Early this season, when the Capilanos were floundering more than somewhat, pitcher Bob Snyder was cited as one of the reasons why. The lanky righthander was being hit hard and often, and the fans and the experts wondered if he was just being kept around for the laughs.
But Robert from Reno has had the last laugh. For the last month or so he’s been pacing Hunk Anderson as the Brownie’s most effective chucker, and last night he came through with his best local performance, to stop the Salem Senators for the first time in three games here, 3-1.
Big Bob had the Solons breaking their backs as he whiffed seven, and just missed a shutout when the visitors bunched half of their four hits with a walk in the sixth for their only counter. Up till then, Snyder had given up just one safety, and nobody had gone beyond second.
Bob’s mates had given him a two-run bulge by netting singletons in the first two stanzas off young Ed Kowalski. With two out in the opening inning, Manager Eddie Carnett beat out a very close infield single, then Kowalski walked the next three to force Eddie home.
Bill Brenner was safe in the second on Walt Flager’s error, then successive singles by Reg Clarkson and Al Kretchmar sent Brenner home and Kowalski to the showers,
Lee Fallin, who blanked the locals in Salem with a one-hit effort, took over from there, and he was very effective. He turned in goose-eggs until the eighth when Charley Mead doubled, took third on a passed ball, and romped home with the last tally as Brenner collected his second bingle.
CUFF NOTES—Everybody except Salem manager Ted Gullic knew Carl Gunnarson was going to pitch last night, apparently … But the ex-Norvan southpaw is slated to work tonight (maybe) … Jim Hedgecock will toss ‘em up for the locals, which will make it a battle of the wrong-handers … This Kowalski who started last night is a protégé of the Yankees’ Joe Gordon … Hunk Anderson is sporting a taped-up wrist, where George Vico bounced a ball off it Wednesday night … Ray Orteig is leading the popular player contest, and if he continues to hit the way he’s been doing, he’ll be hard to edge out … Remember the change in the Saturday setup … there’ll be no afternoon game, but one doubleheader starting at 7:30.
[WILfan notes: Gullic’s single brought in Vico for Salem’s run … Woody Salmon got the first hit in the third inning. He had two hits and Duane Crawford’s base-knock accounted for everything Snyder gave up … Snyder walked four and struck out seven … the walks in the first were issued to Frank Mullens, Ray Orteig and Mead].
Salem ........... 000 001 000—1 4 1
Vancouver ..... 110 000 01x—3 7 2
Kowalski, Fallin (2) and Salmon; Snyder and Brenner.

BREMERTON, July 11 — Outfielder Bill Barisoff, the Western International league's leading home run clouter, drove in nine runs Thursday night to pace the Bremerton Bluejackets to a 22 to 9 rout of Yakima.
Barisoff contributed two of Bremerton's five homers—his 23rd and 24th—two doubles and a single. Bill Reese, the runner-up for home run king honors, also got a pair to run his total to 19.
Yakima .......... 000 113 400— 9 15 1
Bremerton ..... 284 104 12x—22 22 3
Kralovich, Bohnen (2), Chappeta (6) and McConnell; Gibb (1), Federmeyer and Volpi.

WENATCHEE, July 11 — The Wenatchee Chiefs made it three in a row over Spokane's Indians, taking a 9 to 2 decision in their league game.
Homers by Jim Warner and Mel Wasley in the first innings started the Chiefs on the way and they were never threatened.
Spokane ......... 000 000 200—2 5 1
Wenatchee ..... 222 102 00x—9 10 1
Bakamus, Swope (2) and Paglia; Orphan and Pesut.

VICTORIA, July 11 — Second Baseman Beans Marionetti won both games of a double header for Victoria Athletics against Tacoma Tigers on Thursday.
In the first he doubled in the eighth and last inning, to score Ed Murphy and give the A's an 8-7 win. In the second game he hit a homer with two men on in the sixth to enable the A's to win 10-9.
Given a three-run lead in the first inning of the first game when Murphy homered with two on, the A's finally worked their lead up to five runs but tossed in four runs in the sixth to bring the Tigers close. With two out on the seventh, pinch-hitter Hank Valle lined a four-based off relief pitcher Joe Blankenship to force an extra frame.
Victoria came right back in the eighth inning to take the win. After passes to Murphy and Pete Hughes, Marionetti just missed a ome run when his long hit bounced off the wall for a double but Murphy easily scored. Blankenship received credit for the win.
With Jim Hess having control problems in the finale, the Tigers apparently salted away with the game with a four-run rally in the sixth after single runs in the first three innings and two in the fifth. But Warren Martin hit a wild streak, walking Bob Paulson, Walt Raimondi, Frank Cirimele and Vic Buccola to force in a run.
Sostre was rushed into the breach and made Murphy force the runner at second, with Raimondi scoring. Hughes came through with a single to score another and then Marionetti lofted the ball over the centre field wall to end the game. It lasted only six innings due to a time limit.
Raimondi, who relieved Hess, was the winning pitcher.
The losses were the fourth straight for the Tigers.
First game
Tacoma ....... 002 004 10—7 12 4
Victoria ....... 300 220 01—8 10 1
Jimmink, Sostre (5), Jungbluth (6) and Kemper; Bass, Blankenship
(6) and Clifford, Paulson.
Second game
Tacoma ....... 111 024— 9 9 3
Victoria ....... 010 306—10 7 2
Martin, Sostre (6) and Kemper; Hess, Raimondi (6) and Paulson.

It Says Here …
[Vancouver News-Herald, July 12, 1946]
Vancouver’s ball fans, who turned out in fairly large and reasonably enthusiastic numbers last week got to see their new Capilano squad, got their reward this week.
Tuesday, for no extra charge, they got umpire Ambrose Jason Moran as an umpire.
Amby, the colorful ex-hockey player, referee and umpire of long standing, has always been in the nature of a bonus for the paying customers. Whether he’s exchanging light patter and whatnot with the front row elite, or shouting instructions to the scoreboard boy at the other end of the field, he always put on a good show. And, incidentally, he’s not a bad umpire.
Ambrose, who up until this week has been the exclusive property of the Senior League, turned in his best performance of the season last month during a Bellingham-A & Q game. The Clothier crew are a rough and ready lot, and cheerfully complement Amby in any wild schemes he may have.
In this particular case, his wild scheme concerned Porky Levine, the retired hockey goalie and man-about-hotel-lobbies.
It seems that Hec McDonald, the regular A & Q trainer, couldn’t make it that night, and Levine, ever willing, agreed to lend a hand to the aches and pains, if any, of the Quigs. He neglected to put on a uniform, however, and this made him a regular “sitting duck” for our hero.
Moran had definite ideas about etiquette on a ball field, and a man not in proper uniform stands as much chance as a sloppy private before Montgomery.
When Amby spotted Porky improperly attired in leather jacket and slacks, his finer sensibilities were deeply bruised. Striding majestically to the clothier bench, he suggested that Mr. Levine remove himself from the field before some of the paying customers should see him and demand their money back.
Porky suggested quietly that Amby go climb the flagpole in centre field. That was a mistake, because it left the umpire with no alternative—after all he has to live with himself—but to order Levine to disappear. When Frank Hall, a veteran of some 20 years of dealing with boys in blue, foolishly came to Porky’s defence, he was also summarily dismissed.
So the game proceeded, and all was quiet until about the fifth inning. Then a figure appeared down by the gate near first base, waving a towel. It was Porky,
“Hey, Jason” he shouted. “Can I take this towel to the bench, or will you do it?”
Amby called time and strolled over.
“You go ahead, Porky,” he said. “I’m giving you a temporary reprieve.”
That closed the incident, I though, until one of my scouts reports that Levine added the final touch in a game last week.
My scout says he spotted Porky early in the contest, standing in the aisle. He was obviously thinking, and thinking hard.
All of a sudden, he called to Amby.
“Hey, Jason,” he said, “I’m here.”
Amby ignored him.
So Porky moved himself down to a box seat, settled himself comfortably, and repeated, “Hey, Jason, I’m here.”
Amby turned slowly, regarded Levine carefully, and waved.
Porky smiled, scratched his head, then got up and left.

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