Western Canada Baseball 1908
1908 Rosters   
1908 Snapshots 
1908 Brandon Angels


SASKATCHEWAN
REGINA CITY LEAGUE

Alexandra's, CPR, Greys, Internationals
 
CENTRAL SASKATCHEWAN LEAGUE
Battleford, Langham (1908 champion) , Maymont, North Battleford,
 
WESTERN SASKATCHEWAN LEAGUE
Maple Creek, Swift Current, xxx, xxx
 
EASTERN SASKATCHEWAN LEAGUE
Broadview, Indian Head, Moosomin, Sintaluta, Wolseley
 
NORTHEAST SASKATCHEWAN LEAGUE
Rokeby, Saltcoats, Yorkton
 
SASKATCHEWAN VALLEY LEAGUE
Bladworth, Craik, Davidson, Dundurn
 
BORDER LEAGUE
Ambrose ND, Bienfait, Estevan, Noonan ND
 
SOO LINE DISTRICT LEAGUE
Milestone, Rouleau, Weyburn, Yellow Grass
 
GARRY LEAGUE
Sheho, Springside, Theodore, xxx   
1907-08 Wilcox
 
ALBERTA
TWILIGHT LEAGUE

Camrose, Edmonton Young Liberals, Strathcona, Wetaskiwin
 
CALGARY CITY LEAGUE
Calgary Young Liberals, St. Mary's, Wholesalers, Y.M.C. (Young Mens Club), Y.M.C.A.
 
ALBERTA CENTRAL LEAGUE
Daysland, Killam, Sedgewic,k Strome
 
SOUTHERN ALBERTA LEAGUE
Claresholm, Granum, Nanton, Stavely
 
CROW'S NEST LEAGUE
Lethbridge, Macleod, Pincher Creek, Taber
 
MANITOBA
BRANDON CITY LEAGUE 
Clippers, C.P.R., Ramblers, Thistles
1908 Manitoba Game Reports 
 
       

 

1908.  The year that baseball’s loveable losers, the Chicago Cubs, last captured a world series championship. With the all-Alberta Western Canada loop folding after 1907, the diamonds within that province as well as Saskatchewan were void of any professional action during the summer of 1908 although senior amateur leagues and teams abounded. Only in Manitoba was there representation in a pro-level circuit. The defending Northern-Copper League champion Winnipeg Maroons were dethroned in their quest for a repeat by the Brandon Angels.

The three most populous centres in Saskatchewan all had senior amateur representation although none of the three ever engaged one another in face-to-face competition. New leagues encompassing many of the small communities sprang up throughout the province while, many of those which already existed, experienced growth.

The Regina City League opened its schedule on May 19 with a team known as the Alexandra’s defeating the C.P.R. 8 to 2 at Railway Park where all league games were played. Other clubs in the four-team circuit were the Greys and the Internationals. The Alexandra’s emerged as runaway winners of the league. When it came to inter-city competition, a group of select players from all league teams represented the Queen City. Moose Jaw’s approach, however, was different. Rather than selecting an all-star aggregation, the two top teams, the Delphics and South Hill, took turns carrying the Mill City banner against outside competition.

With pro baseball no longer an option in Saskatoon, a senior amateur team from the Hub City, consisting of players from the 1908 City League teams, embarked upon exhibition matches with diamondeers from Prince Albert and Langham but did not join any league.

A number of teams from southern Saskatchewan were leagueless, the strongest independent club of 1908 being from Caron. They more than held their own against teams from larger communities and had an undefeated record playing against the Moose Jaw and Swift Current representatives.