Thursday, June 7, 2007

Monday, July 8, 1946

                W  L  Pct GB
Salem ........ 48 28 .632 —
Wenatchee .... 47 32 .595 2½
Bremerton .... 39 27 .591 4
Tacoma ....... 41 29 .586 4
Spokane ...... 33 31 .516 9
Yakima ....... 31 39 .443 14
Vancouver .... 25 46 .352 20½
Victoria ..... 22 54 .289 26


WENATCHEE, July 8—The Wenatchee Chiefs, currently in second place of the class B Western International league race, gave no quarter in soundly beating their parent club, the triple A Coast league Sacramento Solons, 15 to 1 here Monday night.
Hugh Orphan pitched hitless ball for the first three innings when he was relieved by Gene Babbitt with a seven-run lead. Babbitt gave up but two hits for the rest of the route. Five Wenatchee batters hit home runs and Eddie Fitzgerald hit two homers.
Thirty five hundred fans saw the game, a benefit contest with all proceeds going to the fund for families of the nine Spokane ball players killed in the bus tragedy on Snoqualmie pass two weeks ago.
The Chiefs are a Sacramento farm team.
Sacramento ....... 000 000 010— 1 2 1
Wenatchee ........ 160 001 16x—15 19 1
Glavin, Beasley (2), Lyons (7) and Marcucci; Orphan, Babbitt (4) and Pesut, Fitzgerald (5).

VANCOUVER, July 8—The bad luck of the ill-fated Spokane Indians continued, as rain forced plans for a benefit game here against the Salem Senators to be rained out.
Capilanos general manager Bob Brown says the teams might additional contributions to the money being raised for the victims' families. He would not make any official statements unti he conferred with fellow league executives.

TACOMA, July 8—Rain has forced indefinite postponement of the Tacoma vs. Victoria baseball game scheduled for Monday night as a benefit performance for survivors of victims of the bus crash which killed nine Spokane Indian baseball players.

BREMERTON, July 8—The scheduled Yakima-Bremerton baseball game, for the benefit of the families of Spokane baseball players who were killed in the recent bus accident, was postponed Monday night because of a wet field.

SPOKANE, July 8—The Pacific Coast league's leading Oakland Acorns defeated the tail end Seattle Rainiers 5 to 3 Monday night in an exhibition game for the families of the nine Spokane baseball players who were killed in a bus crash three weeks ago. The game was called at the end of the seventh inning because of rain.
A crowd of 5,500 fans, largest of the season in Spokane, paid a top price of $25 for box seats. All proceeds from the game will be given to the Spokane Baseball Benefit Association.
The Association was set up to raise $50,000 for the families of the nine Spokane players who were killed and the six who wer injured when their chartered bus crashed and burned on a road trip to the coast. Officials of the Association said they had raised approximately $45,000 at noon today.
Oakland ........ 110 320 0—5 10 0
Seattle ......... 101 010 0—3 9 1
Haley, Vandenberg (4), Babich (6), and Raimondi, Kearse (6); Hall, Collins (5) and Strumpf.

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