Sunday, June 3, 2007

Saturday, June 8, 1946

               W  L  Pct GB
Salem ....... 30 17 .638 —
Spokane ..... 28 17 .622 1
Wenatchee ... 29 18 .617 1
Tacoma ...... 23 19 .548 4½
Bremerton ... 23 19 .548 4½
Yakima ...... 19 24 .442 8
Vancouver ... 16 27 .372 11
Victoria .... 11 38 .224 20

VICTORIA, June 8—Not only did the Victoria Athletics drop a twin-bill Saturday against the Salem Senators in Western International baseball league action, they lost the service of manager Ted Norbert. He dislocated his shoulder in the second inning of the second game.
Pee Wee Bass, trying for his second win of the week, pitched a creditable game in the opener, but four unearned runs, three of them in the first inning on Cliff Clifford's error, gave the Senators a 9-8 win.
Trailing 9-2 going into their half of the eighth, the Athletics scored two on Norbert's homer, then added four in the ninth. Clifford received life on Kubiak's bobble, pinch-hitter Frank Cirimele singled, and Al Steele booted one over the fence. Two outs later, Hughes homered, and Norbert looked like he'd do it again, but the ball was caught at the fence to end the game.
The Senators drubbed Victoria 14-3 in the evening game, with Al Raimondi being touched for all three Salem runs in the first inning and was pulled before even getting an out. Jim Carpenter replaced him and was charged with four of the Seantors' five runs in the second inning with 1 1/3 inning's work.
Wenner smacked a two-run homer in Salem's four-run eighth inning.
DIAMOND DUST [Colonist, June 9]—With only six hurlers available, Manager Norbert was at his wits’ end for starters and fully realizes additional mound help will have to be forthcoming soon if the club is to make any kind of a showing … The big manager is proving extremely popular with the fans and has the club playing improved baseball. His big bat will be missed, although the former P.C.L. home run leader was not yet hitting in his old style … Victoria fans will certainly be glad to see the end of Umpire Tuma and Smith, who have worked the majority of games played by the Athletics. Some of the calls made by the two arbiters were questionable, to say the least, and they were in constant trouble with the players … Home run hitting is no recently-acquired habit with Ted Gullic. The veteran Salem manager banged out 31 and drove in 100 runs for Milwaukee in the American Association in 1940 and has been a top-notch performer in Class “A” ball for many years … Dick Wenner and Ted Kerr had a big series for Salem. Substituting for Woody Salmon, one of the league’s top stickers, Kerr collected 12 hits and drove in nine runs in 26 trips … Norbert’s biggest job will be to get the club showing the same hustle and team spirit all the other visiting clubs have had … More changes may be expected before the A’s return home for a three-game set with Vancouver on June 17.
First Game
Salem ......... 300 120 120—9 13 2
Victoria ....... 020 000 024—8 12 4
Kowalski, Wyatt (9) and Kerr; Bass and Clifford.
Second Game
Salem ......... 350 000 141—14 17 2
Victoria ....... 001 010 001— 3 9 3
Gunnarson and Kerr; A. Raimondi, Carpenter (1), Jensen (2), Blankenship (7) and Clifford.

YAKIMA — story unavailable
Wenatchee ...... 200 021 250—12 16 3
Yakima ............ 005 400 001— 3 9 2
Green, Christensen (4) and Fitzgerald; McHugh, Kasepchuk (7), Marshall (9) and McConnell.

SPOKANE — story unavailable
Tacoma ...... 000 010 110—3 9 1
Spokane ..... 000 220 00x—4 7 1
Colombo, Sostre (6) and Kemper; Cadinha and Paulson.

Bremerton at Vancouver, postponed, rain.

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