Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Pre-Season, Monday, April 14, 1952

Gunnarson, Whyte Blasted by Chiefs
PENTICTON [Province, April 15]—Wenatchee Chiefs hammered three Vancouver Capilano pitchers for 19 hits here Monday to hand the Caps their first defeat of the exhibition season, a 10-8 loss in ten innings.
Veteran left-hander Carl Gunnarson, who succeeded Bill Whyte in the seventh inning, was charged with the loss after blowing an 8-6 lead.
The Caps exploded for four home runs in their 15-hit barrage on a trio of Wenatchee pitchers. Joe Scalise, Marvin Isham, Ray Tran and Bob Duretto all connected for the circuit. Eddie Locke, the spring sensation of the Caps’ training base, had four hits, two singles and two doubles in five trips.
John Ritchey, the WIL’s leading hitter, caught the first four innings in his initial appearance behind the plate. Edo Vanni suffered a foot injury, extent of which has not yet been diagnosed.
Wenatchee ..... 012 100 202 2—10 19 0
Vancouver ..... 001 013 040 0—8 15 1
Kapp, Dasso (4), Rounds (7) and Pocekay; Butts, Whyte (4), Gunnarson (7) and Ritchey, Kelly (4)

Spokane Signs Young Hurler
SANTA MARIA, Calif., April 14—The Spokane Indians of the Wetsern International Baseball League have announced the signing of 21-yaer-old Jim Sanderson, a free agent who formerly belonged to the New York Giants and played for Jersey City.
Manager Don Osborn says Sanderson will have a chance to pitch tomorrow night against Santa Maria.
The Indians will return to Spokane next Sunday to hold their first home-town workout.

Peterson Sent to Louisville
SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 14—San Diego’s Pacific Coast League Baseball club today announced Buddy Peterson, shortstop, is being optioned to Louisville of the American Association.
Peterson, who has been playing the position regularly for San Diego, will be replaced by Allen Richter, sent here on an even exchange with Louisville.
San Diego, in reducing its roster to 25 players, also sent pitcher Sal DeGeorge and outfielder Orinthal Anderson to Salem, Ore., of the Western International League, and and infielder Milt Smith, pitcher John Morrill catcher Bill Mousseau to Lewiston of the same league.

Little Bit Late
SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 14—A sleepy homing pigeon, hopelessly lost, turned up in Santa Monica Monday with an inning score of a baseball game played at Ontario, Calif., last Friday. Radio Station KVEN, at Ventura about 40 miles north of here, had arranged a stunt to have pigeons fly results, inning by inning, from the game at Ontario. Ventura is 80 miles west of Ontario.
By late Saturday night only three pigeons had arrived at Ventura.
Monday Charles March, a Santa Monica real estate man, found a pigeon in front of his office. He said it was sleepy and didn't seem to want to go anywhere.
Tied to the pigeon's leg was a slip of paper giving results of the first inning.
Fortunately KVEN used telephone facilities to give its listeners coverage of the game.

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