Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Thursday, September 2, 1954
W L Pct GB
Lewiston ..... 40 25 .615 —
Yakima ....... 38 25 .603 1
Salem ........ 34 24 .586 2½
Vancouver .... 31 24 .584 4
Edmonton ..... 28 31 .475 9
Wenatchee .... 21 36 .368 15
Tri-City ..... 20 39 .339 17
VANCOUVER [Clancy Loranger, Province, Sept. 3]—Don’t want to cut in on Emily Post’s shopping guide, but we must simply tell you about the tremendous fall bargains coming up at Capilano Stadium. Bargains, bargains, bargains!
The Capilanos have two nights left in the regular season, and yes, they’re offering bargains galore. Yes, bargains galore!
Tonight the Caps offer two games—two for the price of one—with a doubleheader scheduled against the Wenatchee Chiefs. But Saturday! Er—bargainers.
OLD BOYS BACK
Not only is there a regularly scheduled professional baseball game between Wenatchee Chiefs and the Capilanos, but also an old-timers’ game, featuring such well-known names of 20 years ago as Coley Hall, Johnny Nestman and Jimmy Watters. All this and clown Norm Trasolini, too.
But there’s more! (Bargains, etc.) There will be no regulation charge that night. You pay what we want. What you feel you can afford. (But just between us, some of the bigger ball players will be standing by the collection boxes with baseball bats, so bring your folding money).
Bill Brenner and his boys promise to do better than they did Thursday, when they lost a close one, 5-4, to the Chiefs. Arnie Hallgren pitched a good game for the locals, despite the 10 walks he gave up, but five errors behind him accounted for a couple of unearned runs and cost him the decision.
CORDELL ON HILL
The local youngster gave up just one hit for the first six innings, with Wenatchee winning it with two runs in the ninth, on three hits, a walk and two Vancouver errors.
Tonight, Bill Brenner will try again for his 22nd victory and John Cordell will pitch the other game. Charley Oubre and John Tierney will start for the visitors.
[WINfan notes: Jake Helmuth gave the Chiefs a 1-0 lead in the first on a sacrifice fly … The Caps scored three in the third inning on four hits off ex-Victoria pitcher Berlyn Hodges. K Chorlton and Marv Williams singled, Bob Wellman doubled in Chorlton, and Ken Richardson singled in the other two … Bob Duretto brought in a final run in the sixth on a single to right after Neil Sheridan walked and was safe at second on a botched force play on Dick Greco's grounder … All six hits surrendered by Hallgren were singles … Jerry Green, Helmuth and Dain Clay got the trio of hits in the ninth, Helmuth tying the game and Clay scoring the game-winner … Hallgren struck out five and committed an error.]
Wenatchee ........ 100 000 112—5 6 2
Vancouver ......... 003 001 000—4 6 5
Hodges and Self; Hallgren and Duretto.
SALEM [Tri-City Herald, Sept. 3]—The Tri-City Braves plunged deeper into the cellar Thursday night with a 6-1 loss to the Salem Senators at Salem and for all practical purposes, that is where they will finish the fast-dying Western International League season.
The loss itself was not unusual—since the beginning of August, the Braves have won but nine games of 33 starts for an anemic .273 percentage.
Don Robertson, who went the distance for Tri-City, was again the loser. It was his tenth defeat against 16 wins.
Tonight, Hal Flinn, Tri-City's only optioned players and Walt Clough, are slated to pitch against Salem. Flinn has an 8-13 record.
The Braves and Senators will play another game there Saturday and a fourth Sunday before returning to Sanders Field for a season-ending three-game series here.
In Thursday's game, Tri-City scored one run in the first when Terry Carroll led off with a double, moved to third on Bob Moniz' single, and scored on Vic Buccola's sacrifice fly.
In the third inning, Salem scored four times with Tom Herrera and Mel Krause each getting singles and moving up on an infield out. Harry Warner was deliberately walked but all three runners scored when a ball got through the outfield.
The win for Salem gave them a chance to gain a half game on idle Lewiston and Yakima, the current leaders. Wenatchee upended Vancouver, 5 -4, to knock the Caps further out of the second-half running.
(Lewiston was reported erroneously as scheduled to open Thursday night at Edmonton. Instead, those two teams start their five-game series Friday night with doubleheader).
Tri-City ........ 100 000 000—1 9 4
Salem ........... 014 000 10x—6 9 0
Robertson and Warren; Herrera and D. Luby.
Only games scheduled.