Sunday, 16 March 2008

Saturday, May 30, 1953

W L Pct GB
Lewiston .... 22 10 .688 —
Vancouver ... 20 13 .600 3
Salem ....... 17 13 .567 4
Spokane ..... 16 17 .484 6½
Calgary ..... 16 17 .484 6½
Victoria .... 16 18 .471 7
Edmonton .... 16 18 .471 7
Yakima ...... 17 22 .436 8½
Tri-City .... 14 20 .412 9
Wenatchee ... 14 20 .412 9

VICTORIA — Yakima and Victoria traded a pair of shutout victories here Saturday as the teams finished up their four-game Western International League baseball series, the Bears taking three of the contests.
Don Hopp applied an 11-0 whitewashing to the Bears in the afternoon and lanky Harold Flinn returned the compliments under the lights by blanking the Tyees, 5-0, on a neat two-hitter.
Hopp, who earlier this season set a lead record with 19 walks in a single game, was a master of control and did not allow a single base on balls. His mates baxced him with an errorless performance afield.
The Tyees climbed on started Jack Schaening for five runs in the first inning to give Hopp all the margin he needed. Schaening was kicked for single tallies in the fifth and sixth frames before being lifted for Ed Locke in the eíghth. Victoria greeted Locke with a four run rally with two were out with doubles by Nap Gully and Chuck Abernathy doing most of the damage.
Victoria´s Milt Martin and Cec Garriott were thumbed out of the game at the last of the seventh on umpire Van Bueren's ruling on a bunt attempt.
Bill Prior, making his first start of the season, went all the way for Victoria in the night game. Owner of a 3-1 record going into the contest, Prior helped his own downfall with a streak of wildness.
He hit Len Noran in the second inning and Bob Wellman followed with a home run onto Pembroke Street. Two walks and a single loaded the bases in the fifth and Prior forced in another tally by hitting Noren for the second time. Noren's double and Wellman's none-base blow gave Yakima a well-earned run in the seventh. A walk to Elmer Clow set up the Bears' final tally in the ninth.
Flinn's somewhat unorthodox delivery was close to untouchable as he served up the ball at all angles. Garriott slammed a single off Buddy Hjelmaa's shins in the first inning and Prior lined out the other Victoria single in the sixth.
First Game
Yakima ..... 000 000 000— 0 6 2
Victoria ... 500 011 04x—11 13 0
Schaening, Locke (8) and Novick; Hopp and Martin, Pries (9).
Second Game
Yakima ..... 020 010 101—5 7 0
Victoria ... 000 000 000—0 2 2
Flinn and Novick; Prior and Martin.

VANCOUVER, B. C. — The Wenatchee Chiefs used a big fifth inning Saturday to win their first Western International League baseball game in 11 starts, defeating the Vancouver Capilanos 5-2 to split a double-header.
In the opener, pitcher Lonnie Myers won his own game in the bottom of the tenth. He hit a looping double to right centre off Jack Klein, who had struck out five and walked only two in limiting the Caps to two hits at that point. Then, rookie shortstop Jack Bukowatz laced a solid single to left ans Myers streaked home with the winner.
Strangely enough, Bukowatz proved one of the goats in the weird blow-up that came in the fifth inning of the nigh game.
Babe Furhman singled for Wenatchee and catcher harry Bartolomei also hit. Then came umpire Steve Uhase´s part in the drama.
Jack Helmuth laid down a bunt which pitcher Brad Guldborg scooped up and fired to Harvey Storey at third. Storey, with his foot off the base, leaned over and touched the bag with his glove, apparently forcing Furhman by several feet. Uhase called him safe.
Obviously upset, Guldborg fed Tommy Munoz a fat one. Charlie Beamon hit a perfect one-hop, double-play ball right at Bukowatz. From 20 feet out, Bukowatz rifled the ball into the dirt, Bartolomei and Helmuth scoring, Munoz going to third and Beamon to second.
When Chuck Malmberg singled those two hime, Guldborh was replaced by Carl Gunnarson who retired the next three in order but it was too late.
First Game
Wenatchee ..... 000 000 000 0—0 6 2
Vancouver ..... 000 000 000 1—1 4 1
Klein and Bartolomei; Myers and Lundberg.
Second Game
Wenatchee ..... 000 050 000—5 8 0
Vancouver ..... 001 001 000—2 7 2
Beamon, Oubre (7) and Bartolomei; Guldborg, Gunnerson (5), Thomason (7) and Lundberg.

EDMONTON — Leon Day, veteran Negro righthander, made his first start for the Edmonton
Eskimos a winner Saturday night as he went all the way for a 7-5 Western International League baseball victory over the Lewiston Broncs.
In the opener, John Marshall tossed a four-hitter in a 8-0 Lewiston win.
First Game
Lewiston ..... 050 020 010—8 8 0
Edmonton ..... 000 000 000—0 4 1
Marshall and Cameron; Manier, Tisnerat (2) and Prentice.
Second Game
Lewiston ..... 020 102 000—5 8 2
Edmonton ..... 110 300 02x—7 12 1
Butler and Cameron; Day and Morgan.

SALEM — Tri-City was swamped by Salem in both halves of a doubleheader here Saturday,
losing the first game, 2-3, and winding up the second one on the bad end of a 13-1 tally.
First Game
Tri-City ..... 000 100 010—2 9 0
Salem ........ 001 100 001—3 8 3
Hedgecock, Dobernic (9) and Pesut; Nicholas and Masterson.
Second Game
Tri City .... 000 010 000— 1 6 1
Salem ....... 140 221 03x—13 12 4
Tanner, R. Tran (9) and Pesut; Roenspie and Nelson.


Ex-Yank Bevens Announces Plan For Retirement
SALEM, Ore., May 30 (UP)—Bill Bevens, former New York Yankee pitcher, who came within one hit of baseball immortality in the 1947 World Series, today announced his voluntary retirement from baseball.
Bevens, who left the Yankees after the 1947 series with a sore arm, finished his baseball career with the Salem Senators of the class A Western International League. His record this season was dismal. He was charged with three losses against no wins. He started seven games, but finished only one.
It was a long way down for the big right-hander who pitched hitless ball to the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1947 World Series through 8 2/3 innings only to be denied a no-hitter when Cookie Lavagetto slammed a home run with two out in the ninth.
A sore arm failed to respond to treatment and Bevens was released by the Yankees before start of the 1948 season. He joined Salem in the Western International League in 1951 and won 20 games that season.
He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds, but had little success against major league hitters. San Francisco of the Pacific Coast
League bought him last year and he was traded to Salem last winter.
Bevens, who lists his age as 34, said his plans for the future were indefinite, but he will spend most of his time on his small chicken farm near Salem. Bevens was an American Legion Junior baseball player in his home town of Hubbard, Ore., when he was spotted by professional scouts. He entered the Yankee chain in 1937.

Angel Turns Up With Cash To Aid Tyees
VICTORIA — An "angel" has appeared to rescue the Victoria Tyees from their financial woes.
The Victoria Times in a front-page story announced Saturday that the local Western International League club's benefactor is Robert Hew Fergusson-Pollok, who has offered to subscribe up to $20,000 share capital in the club.
Fergusson-Pollok and his wife, Laura, are owners of a miniature baronial estate at Hycroft, two miles north of Cowichan Bay, and heirs to an old country estate, including a castle, the Times says.
The English estate also includes British securities, 250,000 acres of land, a Rembrandt original painting and other sundry items.
Fergusson-Pollok was reported planning to dispose part part of his English estate so that he would be in a position to help the local club Both he and his wife are great Tyee fans.
"I know it can be arranged," he said. "I am willing to put $20,000 into the club."
Fergusson-Pollok, who came to Canada from England in 1910, has no thought of returning. The English castle has been in his family since 1029.
Prior to his good fortune, he was employed in a sawmill on Vancouver Island. During the war he was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force Sea Rescue Service. He is also a qualified master mariner and marine engineer.

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