Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Pre-Season, Sunday, April 20, 1952

Bob Brown Signs Star Rookie as Caps Lose in Three Games
By CLANCY LORANGER [Province, April 21, 1952]
YAKIMA [Province, April 21]—Vancouver Capilanos lost three baseball games here on the weekend, but you would never have guess it by the look on the beaming countenance of general manager Bob Brown.
The wily Mr. Brown had reason to be pleased. He completed a deal Sunday that he figured plugs up his team’s last hole—pitching—after laying the groundwork Saturday for another transaction with Seattle that will probably bring with him two more men.
The “bird in the hand” is a young pitcher named John “Bud” Gulborg, whom Brown bought from Stockton of the class C California league. Gulborg is a former rookie sensation who once belonged to Seattle and almost joined the Caps last season after a 22-5 record with Stockton the year before.
The exhibition losses to the Yakima Bears—scores were 8-5 Saturday and 5-2 and 3-0 Sunday—didn’t worry the Caps’ brain trust much.
Brown was too happy about the pitching of three men he hadn’t counted on too heavily—Don Tisnerat, Paul Jones and Len Chenard—to pay too much attention to the final scores.
All three of them showed to advantage, particularly Tisnerat, who struck out four in a row at one point in Sunday’s second game, in which he and Jones combined to set Yakima down with just two hits.
Vancouver ...... 102 001 010—5 13 5
Yakima ........... 002 030 03x—8 6 0
Butts, Jones (5) and Ritchey, Wilburn (5); Stites, Monahan (4), Albini (7) and Donahue.
First Game
Vancouver ....... 100 002 0—3 5 1
Yakima ............. 201 200 x—5 5 0
Locke, Chenard (5) and Ritchey; DelSarto, Thompson (5) and Myers.
Second Game
Vancouver ....... 000 000 0—0 5 3
Yakima ............. 000 030 x—3 2 0
Tisnerat, Jones (5) and Lundberg; Dials, Clancy (4), Donnelly (6) and Donahue.

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