Thursday, June 21, 2007

Games of Thursday, August 7, 1947

after games of August 7
              W  L  Pct. GB
Spokane .... 68 49 .581 --
Salem ...... 64 48 .571 2½
Bremerton .. 66 50 .568 1½
Victoria ... 62 56 .525 6½
Vancouver .. 58 55 .513 8
Tacoma ..... 57 60 .487 11
Yakima ..... 45 68 .398 22
Wenatchee .. 41 75 .353 26½

Stumpf's Double Caps' Victory Hit
SPOKANE, Aug. 7 — The big kid from the Bronx was responsible for the Vancouver Capilanos' seventh straight win tonight, 7-5, over the Spokane Indians.
Bob Stumpf, who has caught every game for the last week while Bill Brenner has been sidelined with an infected knee, cracked out a double in the tenth, scoring Frank Mullens and Bill Reece. Those two runs broke a 5-5 deadlock and gave Carl Gunnarson his 13th win this year.
The southpaw faltered slightly in the Spokane 10th, permitting Doug Donnan and Frank O'Neill to single with two out. Then Brenner waved in Ron Bryant to suffocate the rally, which he did to success.
The Caps — with Frank Mullens again hitting three-for-five — gave Gunnarson a 5-0 lead as they turning into the bottom of the fifth inning, after Paul Carpenter singled in three runs in the top. Spokane then jumped on him for five runs, two on a single by Bob Morgan and another on George Schmees' solo homer, and the score stood until the extra inning.
Vancouver ........... 100 040 000 2—7 11 1
Spokane ............... 000 050 000 0—5 11 1
Gunnarson, Bryant (10) and Stumpf; Werbowski and O'Neill.

Mitchell Salvages Final Salem Game
SALEM, Aug. 7 — Youthful Dick Mitchell stopped the skid of the Victoria Athletics tonight when he threw a five-hitter at the Salem Senators to register his 11th win, 9-1, and salvage the final game of the three-game series with the second-place Solons.
A triple by pitcher Gene Peterson and a double by Marty Krug in the third accounted for the only Salem run.
Victoria went into the lead in the top of the third when Mitchell, who figured in two rallies, singled, John Cavalli doubled and Vic Mastro singled. Winners added three more in the sixth and send Peterson to the showers when hits by Mitchell and Babe Jensen were built around three walks and a pair of errors.
A single run in the seventh and three more in the ninth added to the winning margin.
Victoria ....... 002 003 103—9 14 1
Salem .......... 001 000 000—1 5 3
Mitchell and Anske, Mastro (2); Peterson, Sporer (6), Wilson (7) and Beard.

Bremerton ........ 001 030 011—6 11 1
Wenatchee ....... 000 000 001—1 7 2
Ahearn and Volpi; Day, Condon (9) and Winter.

Tacoma ............ 300 000 200— 5 10 2
Yakima ............. 510 010 50x—12 12 0
Chetkovich, Morgan (7), Clough (8) and Kuper; Strait, Romple (7) and Phillips.


Ump Embarrassed But Has Last Word
BREWTON, Ala. - Leslie McGarity, catcher for Brewton in the Alabama State League, almost got away with this.
He was on third base when he was caught in a run-down between third and home. Jockeying for position, McGarity suddenly held up his hand and yelled, "Time out."
Unconsciously, the umpire covering the play threw up his hands and bawled, "Time out."
McGarity calmly walked back to this, stood on the base and said, "Play ball."
The umpire returned to reume his positiojn in the field when something like a lighnting struck him.
"Yer out," he roared at McGarity, "for interference."
"I didn't interfere with anyone," yelled McGarity.
"Yer out," repeated the impire, "for interfering with the game."
And he was.
- August 8, 1947

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