Our 1906 coverage may have provided the early version of "there's no crying in baseball".
"After feeding the Wetaskiwin bunch honey all week and throwing in a big fill about what nice folks they were, the Edmonton bunch turned on them last night like a band of hungry wolves and tore them loose from their collateral and their fame, leaving the young bears a wreck to limp home on three legs and tell the story in their own camp of how cruelly they were traduced and buncoed. It was cold-blooded, but as sympathy has no place in baseball it was a la mode." (Edmonton Bulletin, July 7, 1906)
The 1906 Alberta game reports present a near complete view of the Calgary season, including some batting and pitching statistics and game reports.
A highlight of the season in Northern Alberta was the arrival of the Anacortes team from Washington for a series of exhibition games. A member of the team was William F. “Deacon” White who became enamoured by the new province and in particular, Edmonton, and decided to stay. He went on to quickly establish himself as the area’s first promoter of big-league sport by helping to build baseball, football and hockey organizations in the thriving Capital city.