Monday, 17 March 2008

Monday, June 22, 1953

W L Pct. GB
Lewiston .... 31 20 .608 —
Salem ....... 31 21 .596 ½
Vancouver ... 30 22 .577 1½
Edmonton .... 32 26 .552 2½
Spokane ..... 25 29 .463 7½
Victoria .... 25 29 .463 7½
Wenatchee ... 25 30 .455 8
Calgary ..... 24 29 .453 8
Tri-City .... 23 29 .442 8½
Yakima ...... 24 35 .407 11

EDMONTON — Edmonton Eskimos opened their final home stand of the first half of the Western International League schedule before 2,155 fans here Monday night with a resounding 11-5, 18-hit baseball victory over Victoria Tyees.
Ray McNulty hurled steady, seven-hit ball for his seventh triumph against two defeats.
Victoria ....... 000 002 102— 5 7 3
Edmonton ... 201 302 21x—11 18 3
Walker, Bottler (4), Younie (8) and Martin; McNulty and Morgan.

CALGARY — Trailing 4-2 going into the bottom of the ninth inning, Calgary Stampeders tied the count with two runs in that frame and then went on to edge Vancouver Capilanos 5-4 in 11 innings in a Western International League baseball game Monday night.
Successive home runs by Ken Whitehead and Don Hunter gave Stamps the life in the ninth.
Chuck Davis homered for the Caps in the sixth inning, his first of the year.
They plated the winner after two were out in the 11th aiming when Charlie Mead walked and then scored on Rocky Tedesco's double off the right-field screen.
Vancouver ......... 100 001 200 00—4 16 1
Calgary .............. 001 100 002 01—5 12 2
Hernandez, Gunnarson (9) and Lundberg; Orrell and Lillard.

SPOKANE — The Salem Senators came from behind to down the Spokane Indians 7-5 in a Western International League tilt Monday.
Salem overcame a 5-3 deficit with a three-run rally in the seventh inning to take the opener of a scheduled four game series.
Singles by Gene Tanselli, Connie Perez, Dave Dahle and manager Hugh Luby gave the Senators three runs to put them ahead 6-5. They picked up an insurance run in the eighth when Perez squeezed in relief pitcher Jack Hemphill from third.
Spokane, trailing 3-2 after five and one half innings, came to life briefly in the sixth when Bob Donkersley hit the first home run of his career with one aboard.
A fourth run was nipped at the plate on a fine throw from right field by Les Witherspoon.
Salem ......... 000 021 310—7 16 0
Spokane ..... 200 003 000— 5 9 0
Dahle, Hemphill (6) and Nelson; Nemes, Cordell (7) and Sheets.

Ballard to Salem
SACRAMENTO, June 22 — The Pacific Coast League Sacramento Solons optioned first-baseman Jerry Ballard to Salem of the Western International League Monday.
The move is to make room for Charles Essegian, 22, former Stanford University football and baseball star.

Only games scheduled.

Claims Pitchers Throw at Negroes
SALEM, Oregon, June 22—Western International Baseball League pitchers were accused Monday of deliberatly hitting the Salem Senators' three Negro players, but WIL president Bob Brown says "that hardly seems possible."
Bruce Williams, president of the Salem club, made the charge that the three Negroes—Connie Perez, Milt Smith and Les Witherspoon—were being hit by pitched balls so often that it can't be accidental.
He threatened retaliation, saying "if the other teams in the league want to play that way, we'll play that way, too."
Protest Will Be Filed
Williams said he planned to file a formal protest with Brown at his Vancouver, B.C. office.
The league prexy replied he hadn't been notified of the alleged incidents, but "our umpires would see that they were stopped immediately."
Brown expressed surprise that the first word from Salem was in a news story rather than through an official protest to the league headquarters, and added:
"If it's to swell gate receipts — a publicity stunt — then it is the worst kind of publicity anyone could possibly have."
The Salem club has sold only $12,000 worth of the $50,000 worth of stock that it says must be subscribed by July 1 to keep the team going.

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