Sunday, 3 February 2008

Thursday, July 31, 1952

W L Pct. GB
Victoria .... 68 32 .680 —
Vancouver ... 51 44 .537 14½
Spokane ..... 56 49 .533 14½
Salem ....... 50 51 .495 18½
Lewiston .... 49 54 .476 20½
Yakima ...... 47 57 .452 23
Wenatchee ... 42 59 .416 26½
Tri-City .... 42 59 .416 26½

WENATCHEE, [Victoria Colonist, Aug. 1]—Victoria Tyees extended their W.I.L. lead to 14 ½ games at Wenatchee last night as they trimmed the hapless Chiefs 13-1, behind the brilliant one-hit pitching of Jehosie Heard to sweep the three-game series and record their 20th victory in 24 games.
Coincidental with the series sweep was the announcement from Wenatchee major Arthur Pohlman that $5,000 would have to be raised immediately to ensure continuation of W.I.L. baseball in Wenatchee. Pohlman stated that an open meeting would be held in the near future to discuss the fate of the last-place Chiefs.
Attendance has dropped shortly in the apple city this season with the Chiefs never in contention and all but mathematically eliminated from anything but faint hopes of a first-division finish. No further announcement was made last night but a definite possibility exists that the Wenatchee club might finish out the season at Tacoma if efforts to re-finance should fail.
Last night’s results was hardly conductive to any possible increased attendance. The Chiefs played sloppy baseball. Heard was at his best, and the Tyees were showing the form which has put them on top of the standings with a prohibitive lead. Winners crashed out 16 timely hits, ran the bases with calculated daring and made the most of Wenatchee’s errors of omission and commission.
Frank Dasso, who still holds the Coast League strikeout record and who is undoubtedly the tough-luck pitcher of the season, ran into more bad luck last night when his mound turn came at the same time as Heard’s.
Heard, wilder than usual, was almost unhittable. He lost a no-hitter when Laurie Monroe hit a solid single in the fourth inning, missed his shutout in the seventh when an error [by John Treece on Guerrero’s ground ball], two bases on balls and an outfield fly [by Velasquez] gave the Chiefs their only unearned run. It was the 16th victory in 22 decisions for the little colored southpaw, ranking him next to Ben Lorino in the W.I.L.
For Dasso, it was his 19th setback in 26 decisions and it was the 15th time this season the Chiefs had failed to get him more than two runs. Dasso, despite his horrible 7-19 record, which threatens to set a new mark for defeats in one earned, had an earned run average of 2.10 going into last night’s game and leads the league in strikeouts with 146.
Jim Clark, getting a triple and four singles in five trips, led the Victoria attack. Clark started the six-run seventh which put the game out of reach and singled on his second time at bat in the same inning.
Dwane Helbig [sic], former Oregon State outfielder, had perfect night at the plate with two singles in two trys [sic]. Helbig replaced Bob Moniz late in the game. Moniz was slightly injured while trying to steal second but it believed the injury iws not series and that he was taken out only as a precautionary measure,
The game also marked the return to league action of first baseman Chuck Abernathy, who replaced Don Pries late in the game. It was not known who Abernathy replaced on the Victoria roster,
The Tyees now move to Lewiston for four games before returning home Monday.
Victoria ......... 020 001 631—13 16 1
Wenatchee .... 000 000 100—1 1 5
Heard and Martin; Dasso, Kapp (8) and Pocekay. LP—Dasso.

YAKIMA, July 31 — The Yakima Bears salvaged the final game of their four-game series with the Vancouver Capilanos Thursday night with a 6-4 victory behind the seven-hit pitching of Rookie Chuck Donley.
The win was Donley's first in the Western International League. He had made one previous start.
Earl Richmond led Yakima hitting with a triple, double and single in five trips.
Tom Loverich, who went all the way for the Caps and gave up 13 hits, was the loser.
Vancouver .... 210 010 000—4 7 1
Yakima ......... 020 301 00x—6 13 2
Loverich and Ritchey; Donley and Donahue.

SPOKANE, July 31 — The Tri-City Braves rose out of the Western International League baseball cellar Thursday night and put on a ninth inning splurge to down Spokane, 6-4.
Tri-City's Ralph Romero gave up only five hits as he notched his 13th victory at Spokane. The Braves broke a 4-4 deadlock with two game-winning runs in the ninth.
Tri-City ....... 201 000 012—5 15 3
Spokane ...... 120 001 000—1 5 0
Romero and Pesut; Conant, Roberts (8) and Sheets. LP—Roberts.

LEWISTON, Idaho, July 31 — The margin between the Western International League's first and second divisions remained at two games Thursday night as Lewiston and Salem split a baseball double-header, the Broncs winning the opener 7-5 and the Senators taking the nightcap 7-6.
Connie Perez carried the big stick for Salem. He whacked out two home runs, one lefthander and one righthanded, in the first game, and followed with a righthanded homer in the night game.
First Game
Salem ......... 110 300 0—5 9 1
Lewiston ..... 012 130 x—7 10 1
Edmunds, DiBiasi (4) and Nelson; Clancy, Powell (4) Brenner (5) and Helmuth.
WP—Brenner. LP—DiBiasi.
Second Game
Salem .......... 000 204 010—7 7 0
Lewiston ...... 200 400 000—6 11 4
McNulty and Thrasher, Nelson (4); Schulte, Thomason (5) Powell (9) and Lundberg, Helmuth (5). LP—Thomason.

Paul Jones Suspended Indefinitely For Insubordination
[Vancouver News-Herald, Friday, Aug. 1, 1952]
Pitcher Paul Jones has been suspended indefinitely for “insubordination” by Capilano baseball manager Edo Vanni and sent home to Vancouver.
Bob Brown, general manager of the Capilanos, made the announcement Wednesday night but added that he didn’t know what Paul had done and would not until Vanni made a full report.
“That doesn’t change Jones’ status, however,” Bob said. “He is suspended indefinitely until I hear from Edo and we get together and decide what is to be done about the boy.”
WILfan note: The Sporting News reported Jones refused to coach first base when Vanni asked him to.

Tyees Great On Road
VICTORIA, July 31—The league-leading Victoria Tyees are compiling one of the best road records in league history, sporting a .717 record on foreign soil at the completion of their 100th game. At home, the Tyees owned a .680 record.
The Vics have also been building up victories at the expense of second-division clubs, with a record of 41-14—.745. Against first-division contenders, their record was 27-18—.600.

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