Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Wednesday, July 3, 1946

                W  L  PCT GB
Wenatchee .... 46 27 .630 —
Salem ........ 43 27 .614 1½
Tacoma ....... 38 26 .594 3½
Bremerton .... 34 26 .567 5½
Spokane ...... 32 26 .552 6½
Yakima ....... 26 38 .406 15½
Vancouver .... 22 43 .338 20
Victoria ..... 21 49 .300 23½

WENATCHEE, July 3 — Pitcher Eddie Green had to win his own ball game with a bat as the league-leading Wenatchee Chiefs defeated the contending Salem Senators 8-7 here Wednesday night.
With Salem leading in the last of the eighth, 7 to 6, Green's turn at bat came with two men out and a runner on first base. And the Wenatchee hurler came through with a home run to give the Chiefs the win. He had tripled to drive in a run in the second.
Salem ................ 142 000 000—7 12 4
Wenatchee ........ 210 030 02x—8 11 0
Fallin, Gunnerson (2) and Salmon; Green and Fitzgerald.

VICTORIA, July 3 — A free-hitting jamboree of 35 hits, including six home runs, highlighted Bremerton Bluejackets 19-8 victory over Victoria Athletics.
Bill Dunn and Pete Hughes of the Athletics blasted two circuit blows each. Reese and Bill Barisoff of Bluejackets were the other home run hitters.
The Athletics kept in the running with a sustained attack of their own for the first five frames. Trailing 8-3 going into the fifth, they brought the large crowd to their feet with a four-run outburst. Hughes led off with his first home run and the usually light-sticking Dunn cracked out his second with two on but from there the Victoria offence dwindled.
Tony Ferrara opened on the mount for Victoria versus Bremerton's manager, Sad Sam Gibson, but left in the second inning in the middle of a four-run rally with cramps. Gibson turned over the mound to Beak Federmeyer in the fourth, who got the win.
Bremerton ........ 040 133 503—19 20 2
Victoria ........... 020 141 000— 8 15 2
Gibson, Federmeyer (4) and Volpi; Ferrara, Bass (2), Carpenter (6), Hess (9) and Paulson.

VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, News-Herald, July 4]—Vancouver Capilanos headed for Tacoma and a July 4 doubleheader today, and four the first time in a long time, local fandom was sorry to see them go. They new, Carnett-inspired Caps are such a nice bundh.
They dropped their second decision in four starts to the tough Tacoma squad last night, 4-3, but even in losing they looked good, and they made it a battle right down to the final pitch.
With lanky Bob Snyder turning in his best local performance, the Brownies battled the Tigers through seven innings in a real, old-fashioned pitching duel, Warren Martin holding up Tacoma’s end.
After Red Harvel’s crew has pushed over a run in the second frame on a way, an error and a single, the Vancouverites evened it in their half on Ray Orteig’s single, an infield out and Ray Spurgeon’s single.
As the eighth opened we were ahead, 2-1, Orteig scoring the second counter after singling, taking third on Charley Mead’s one-bagger, and crossing the dish unmolested as Jimmy Estrada hit into a double play.
But the short right field wall, and Tacoma’s handyman, Bob Hedington, finished the locals off in the eighth. With two on base (two singles) Hedington came in to hit for Martin, and slammed his second pinch-homer of the series to make it 4-2.
Manager Eddie Carnell, who incidentally got three hits last night, almost sparked his charges into a win in Vancouver’s half of the stanza. He tripled and scored Capilano run number three on Orteig’s double to right. We got a break, and Orteig went to third, when the usually solid Fred Marsh juggled Mead’s roller to second. But Estrada, who was having a bad night generally, hit into his second twin-killing and that was that.
CUFF NOTES—Another spring standout got the axe last night, popular Cleve Ramsey being released … Cleve may catch on with Tacoma … Earl Silverthorn, dropped earlier, is going to the Pioneer League, either with Boise or Twin Falls … The fans didn’t miss Silverthorn in centre last night, as Reg Clarkson pulled down eight flies, some of them really tough, and tossed Mory Abbott out at the dish on a thrilling play … Larry Guay, a good pitcher with Seattle earlier on, may join the Caps, and another hurler is said to be his way, too … Salem Senators will be here next week, and Monday’s opening game will be a benefit for the relatives of the Spokane Indians killed in last week’s crash … the “new” Spokane crew, under Glenn Wright, resumes today against Yakima and they have a strong club on paper.
Tacoma ............ 010 000 030—4 14 2
Vancouver ........ 010 001 010—3 10 1
Martin, Sostre (8) and Kuper; Snyder and Spurgeon.

Indians Name New Lineup
SPOKANE, July 3 — A new Spokane baseball team headed by the star hurler from the club virtually wiped out in a bus crash June 24 will take the field Thursday to resume Western International league play against Yakima.
Announcing the starting lineup Wednesday, Acting Manager Glen Wright said more players were arriving steadily to try out for places with the team.
Milt Cadinha, who has won eight games and lost one for Spokane this year, will start on the mound.
Cadinha was riding in a private car when the team's chartered bus carried nine players to their death and injured six others. Joe Faria, another pitcher traveling with him, will start the second tilt of the six-game series.
Other starters include:
Jerry Varrelman, formerly of Lewiston, Idaho, and the Mexican league, or John Carroll, catcher. Charley Bates, formerly of Oakland, first base; Lou Kubiak, on loan from Salem, shortstop; Mickey Weintraub, on option from Sacramento, second base; Don Ryan, from the Seattle Rainiers, third base.
Frankie Hawkins, formerly of Oakland; Mel Steiner, recently with the Mexican league, and Gale Bishop, returned from Indianapolis, outfielders.

Rebuilt Spokane Club Plays Yakima Tonight
Spokane, July 3—Just one week after nine Spokane baseball players were killed and six injured in a bus crash, owner Sam Collins announced the Indians would resume thier Western International League competition here tomorrow, against Yakima.
The list of new players arriving on loan from other clubs grew steadily as teams across the country contributed help to the stricken Indians.
Expected to arrive today was Gale Bishop, former Washington State College baseball and baseball star who had been playing with Indianapolis of the American Association. He will play in the outfield.
Manager Ben Garaghty, who escaped from the flaming bus with head injuries, said another new outfielder will be Frank Hawkins, a slugger who played last year with Oakland in the Pacific Coast League. Fred Pollett of Seattle and Mel Steiner of San Diego are other outfield prospects.
Infielders on deck so far include shortstop Lou Kubiak from Salem, Ore.; first baseman Charley Bates from Oakland; third baseman Henry Bartolomei from Salem, and Bill Smith, who hitch-hiked here from Lake City, Iowa, to join the team.
The pitching staff includes Milt Cadinha, the Indians' star hurler, and Joe Faria, who were not involved in the bus crashæ Don Miles, on option from the Portland Beaver; Wallace Mehrens, left-hander from Winnipeg who formerly pitched for Fort Worth, Texas; Al Raimondi from Victoria, B.C., and Pollett, who serves on the mound or in the outfield.
Geraghty said several players were scheduled to arrive soon to join the Indians in daily work outs to prepare for the six-game Yakima series.

More Spokane Help
WEST HAVEN, Conn., July 3—A bank draft for $322 [ineligible] is making its way to Spokane, Wash., Western International League Bseball Club today, the first known Connecticut cotribution to the families of the nine players killed in a tragic mountain bus crash late last month.
The money was raised Sunday by collection at the independent professional game between the West Haven Sailors and the Mount Vernon, N.Y., Scarlets. Several other benefit games have been scheduled by New Haven district baseball and softball teams.

SPOKANE, July 3—Baseball Commissioner A.B. Chandler said today he had asked the presidents of the major leagues to "give consideration" to an appeal for benefits games for the families of nine Spokane ball players who lost their lives in a bus accident a week ago.

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