Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Monday, July 20, 1953

Spokane ..... 16  6 .727 —
Salem ....... 14  6 .700 1
Lewiston .... 10  9 .526 4½
Calgary ..... 11 10 .524 4½
Vancouver ... 11 10 .524 4½
Tri-City .... 10 12 .455 6
Yakima ...... 10 12 .455 6
Edmonton ..... 8 13 .381 7½
Wcnatchee .... 8 13 .381 7½
Victoria ..... 7 14 .333 8½

VICTORIA, July 20—Spokane Indians opened a four-game series here Monday night with a 6-5 victory over Victoria Tyees.
A home run by pitcher Art Worth to start off the ninth inning gave the Indians a 6-4 lead and proved to be the decisive blow as Tyees pushed across their last run in the bottom of the inning.
Although continuously in trouble, Worth was the winning pitcher.
Victoria left 15 men stranded as Worth gave up 10 walks and 11 hits. Only in the seventh inning was he able to retire the side in order.
Spokane ........ 002 210 001—6 7 0
Victoria ......... 210 001 001—5 11 1
Worth, Nemes (9) and Sheets; Bottler and Harford.

VANCOUVER, July 20—Tri City hurler Ken Michelson limited Vancouver to four hits but the Capilanos converted three of them into runs and emerged with a 4 to 3 victory in the opener of a three game series in Vancouver.
K Chorlton and Jack Bukowatz pumped out singles off Michelson in the first inning and Chorlton scored on an infield out. After Gene Petralli was hit by a pitched ball, Bob Duretto brought in two more runs with a triple.
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VANCOUVER [Keith Matthews, News-Herald, July 21]—The Capilanos, who have erred mentally quite often this season, Monday reaped the harvest of somebody else’s mis-placed thinking in a 4-3 conquest of the Tri-City Braves. Or, as you will, the ex-Capilanos.
Vancouver led all the way in Lonnie Myers’ sixth win of the year, but they might have been playing yet had it not been for a sixth-inning blunder by Del Charouhas, a usually alert Tri-City centre fielder.
It was in the sixth that the Braves put on a bit of a spurt and cut a 4-1 Capilano lead to 4-2. They had something dangerous brewing, too, with a man on third and Charouhas on first and two outs. Ernie Hockaday hit a weak tap down to Harvey Storey and Harv made his play for second base and the force on Charouhas. It was a bad play. Charouhas had the throw well beaten and would have been in there safe as a church, with a slide. As it was, Des didn’t slide and the difference was an out instead of a safe and the end of a promising rally.
Edo Vanni, the Tri-City skipper, yanked Charouhas out of the game right away. Edo was plainly ready to eat nails and as it turned out, he had reason to because that was the run which his Braves needed to stay in the hunt.
Vancouver got 75 percent of its hits in the first inning with Bob Duretto’s two-run triple the big one. That stood up until the fifth when Myers walked and scored all the way from first on K. Chorlton’s sacrifice. As three players gathered around K’s bunt, Lonnie noticed that nobody had covered third. He kept right on running and made it home as Len Tran threw wildly to third in the hope that one of his teammates might get there before the bal.
DIAMOND DUST – Eddie Malone, the Hollywood catcher, was at the game as a guest of Dewey Soriano’s … He and Dewey are old buddies, although Ed did confess he was told to look for a right-handed reliever for the Stars … Tonight the same clubs meet in a single at 8:30 with Pete Hernandez going for the Caps.
Tri-City ....... 000 101 010—3 5 1
Vancouver ... 300 010 00x—4 4 0
Michelson and Warren; Myers and Leavitt.

CALGARY, July 20—Yakima and Calgary produced 40 hits between them in a wild affair in Calgary, won by Yakima, 19 to 12. The visiting Bears outslugged the Stampeders 23 to 17. The barrage included seven home runs.
Yakima got to starting hurler Jerry Levinson for six runs in the second inning and after that the game was a romp.
Yakima ...... 061 120 333—19 23 1
Calgary ...... 001 221 114—12 17 5
Flinn and Novick; Levinson, Francis (3), Wisneski (8) and Lillard.


Eskimos Plan Big Night for 100-Game Winner
EDMONTON, July 20 — Edmonton Eskimos plan "A Night" for John Conant, their winningest pitcher, Thursday night. The club directors will make a presentation to the Tennessee righthander, who recently became a 100-game winner in the Western International League. Thursday, he is scheduled to pitch against Yakima Bears.

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