FINAL FIRST HALF STANDINGS
W L Pct. GB
Salem ....... 40 23 .635 —
Edmonton .... 41 27 .603 1
Lewiston .... 36 25 .590 3
Vancouver ... 33 29 .532 6½
Wenatchee ... 30 34 .469 10½
Spokane ..... 29 35 .453 11½
Victoria .... 28 35 .444 12
Tri-City .... 27 35 .435 12½
Yakima ...... 30 40 .429 13
Calgary ..... 26 36 .410 13
KENNEWICK — Young Dale Bloom extinguished a Wenatchee hitting spree Thursday night as Tri-City overcame a four run margin held by the Chiefs to give the Braves a 10-9 Western International League baseball win.
It was a rousing finish for the 2,851 home town rooters who were attending on a "pay what you like" basis which balanced one previously held in Wenatchee. The home town team takes all the gate receipts.
Wenatchee ..... 012 600 000— 9 12 3
Tri-City .......... 041 003 002—10 14 0
Stanford, Palmer (5) and Bartolomei; Tanner, Michelson (4), Bloom (5) and Pesut.
SPOKANE — Art Worth pitched a four-hitter for Spokane Thursday night to beat the Lewiston Broncs 3-2 and give the Indians clean sweep their final series the first half of the Western International League season.
Lewiston shuffled its lineup for the final game to give several regulars the night off before starting the second half Friday night.
Joe Ruddle, a newcomer to Lewiston, gave up eight hits in hurling his first professional game for the Broncs.
Lewiston .......... 010 100 000—2 4 3
Spokane .......... 010 010 01x—3 8 4
Ruddle and Garay; Worth and Sheets.
only games scheduled
Caps Lose Guldborg---Hope to Get Brunswick
By KEITH MATTHEWS
[Vancouver News-Herald, July 3, 1953]
Pitcher Bud Guldborg, the Capilanos biggest winner in 1952, left the local ball club Thursday afternoon for his home in Palo Alto, California. He has sought, and received, permission to make a deal for himself and therefore will pitch no more baseballs for the Caps.
The move came as a complete surprise to club general manager Dewey Soriano.
Dewey explained that Guldborg’s wife had asked him to come home as she was finding the combination of a business and keeping a home too difficult. Mrs. Goldborg runs a nursing home in Palo Alto.
Soriano had no alternative than to grant Bud’s request. He placed the big right-hander on the suspended list until he has a chance to see some of the teams in the California League in an attempt to get his contract from Vancouver.
HAS 5-6 RECORD
Guldborg left here with a 5-6 pitching record. It isn’t impressive on paper, but he had won four out of his last five starts and with his fine 3.05 earned run average had begun looking like the pitcher for whom experts had forecast a 20-win season. He won 15 games in ’52.
The Caps have two opportunities to replace Guldborg. One is the success Bud has of negotiating a deal for himself. He mentioned that San Jose might be interested in getting him, though Soriano made it plain he would want a proven pither in return. Falling that, it would have to be a cash deal.
The second chance lies in Seattle. It is now certain that the Rainiers are going to make a pitcher out of Gordon Brunswick. Soriano plans to ask Leo Miller if the Rainiers would be interested in Gordie serving a pitching apprentice in a Capliano suit.
TWO GAMES TONIGHT
This, and other deals, likely will be solved in the next 48 hours. Soriano is purposely staying home from today’s trip to Tri-City in order to swing a few deals to strengthen his team’s bid for the WIL’s second-half championship.
Tonight, Vancouver meets Tri-City twice in Kennewick and the games will mark the return to action of Lonnie Myers, who has been idle for the past three weeks with a broken hand. Bobby Roberts will pitch the second game.