Western Canada Baseball 1919
1919 Stats
1919 Rosters
1919 Tournaments  
       
1919 CLASS C
1st HALF
Winnipeg Maroons
33
15
.688
Saskatoon Quakers
34
17
.667
Moose Jaw Robin Hoods
19
31
.380
Regina Senators
15
38
.283
* Manitoba Free Press, June 25, 1919
   & June 26 to July 1, 1919
 
2nd HALF
Saskatoon Quakers
36
16
.692
Regina Senators
30
20
.600
Moose Jaw Robin Hoods
18
32
.360
Winnipeg Maroons
18
34
.346
* Lethbridge Herald, Aug 22, 1919
   & Herald, Aug 23 & 25
 * Saskatoon won a playoff for the title
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SASKATCHEWAN
REGINA NORTHSIDE LEAGUE

Capitals, Imperial Life, Rose Athletic, Catholic Club/Mounted Police
       
NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN LEAGUE
Birch Hills, Melfort, Prince Albert
       
SWIFT CURRENT CITY LEAGUE
Diamond C's, Giants, Great War Vets
       
MOOSE JAW SENIOR LEAGUE 
Moose Jaw Hardware, Robinson-MacBean, Veterans
       
LONG LAKE LEAGUE 
Dilke, Imperial, Liberty, Penzance, Simpson
1919 Swift Current  
1919 Sceptre
1919 Saskatoon Quakers 
       
ALBERTA
EDMONTON SENIOR LEAGUE

Dekan Grotto, Knights of Columbus, Great War Veterans, Y.M.C.A.
       
CALGARY SENIOR LEAGUE  
Columbus Club, Cubs, Hustlers, Veterans
       
MEDICINE HAT CITY LEAGUE 
Kay Sees, Monarchs, Rotarians
       
SOUTHERN ALBERTA LEAGUE 
Barons, Carmangay, Champion, Claresholm, Stavely, Vulcan
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1919 Alberta Photo Gallery         
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1919 Hillhurst Hustlers       
1919 Medicine Hat    
1919 Nick Williams' All-Stars   
       
MANITOBA      
WINNIPEG SENIOR AMATEUR LEAGUE
Arenas, Catholic Club, Dominion Express, Granties, Transcona
 
SOUTHERN MANITOBA LEAGUE 
Brandon, Glenboro, Souris, Wawanesa
 
BRANDON CITY LEAGUE 
Bankers, C.P.R., Senators
1919 Manitoba Game Reports    
1919 Brandon Greys
    
1919 Winnipeg Granite    
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER COMMERCIAL LEAGUE
 
Arnold & Quigley, Centrals, Coughlans, Greys, Wallaces
 
OKANAGAN (?) LEAGUE
Enderby, Kelowna, Vernon

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1919 BC Interior Game Reports    
1919 Vancouver All-Stars        
1919 New Westminster Box     
1919 Kamloops Vets   
1919 Vancouver Asahi   
       
       

 

Quakers, too much for the Maroons

Saskatoon Quakers, second half champions, beat the first half winner Winnipeg Maroons in a best-of-nine playoff to take the 1919 Western Canada title. 

With a .315 average, Arthur Henning of the Maroons won the batting crown.  Spencer Heath, also of Winnipeg, won the most games, 18.

Lafayette HenionThe elusive Lafayette Henion (right) of Moose Jaw found himself pitching in the major leagues at the end of the season.  After one appearance in a regular season game and one in an exhibition game it was back to the minor leagues.

Rube LutzkeThree players - pitcher Spencer Heath of Winnipeg, Wally Hood of Moose Jaw and Bernie Neis of Saskatoon were in the majors the following season.  Frank Brazill of the Maroons and Ralph Miller of Regina made big league rosters in 1921 and Rube Lutzke (left) of Winnipeg made his mark in 1925.

Norm Glockson of Regina had played a few games in the majors in 1914.

June 11 Red Donovan of Saskatoon provided one of the year's highlights in firing a no-hitter as the Quakers blanked Regina Senators 9-0. Donovan, just out of sick bay, was helped by outstanding defensive work by Bernie Neis who received applause from the crowd for his play.  Quakers pounded Dan Collins, on the hill for Regina, for 14 hits.

Spencer Heath
Spencer Heath
Bernie Neis
Bernie Neis
Frank Brazil
Frank Brazill
Ralph Miller
Ralph Miller
Wally Hood
Wally Hood
Norman Glockson
Norm Glockson

Advertisement in the Manitoba Free Press, May 2, 1919 :

WANTED AT ONCE, FIRST CLASS
barber, baseball player preferred. Wages:
$20; 60 over, $25. Phone 139 or write Box
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Item in the Medicine Hat News, October 2, 1919, after the Medicine Hat Mowaks had upset the Calgary Hillhurst Hustlers for the Alberta baseball championship.

Hustlers obit

During the Hustlers' series against the Edmonton Veterans, the ball players had an opportunity to meet royalty.

While in Edmonton, the Calgary Hustlers had the honour of greeting the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII).  Andy Baxter is the player in conversation with the royal visitor.  At the left of the photo is Dodger Lewis the Hustler's catcher. Next to Lewis is team president H.A. MacDonald. Peeking over MacDonald's shoulder is first baseman Joe Carnegie. Russ Gibson, the third baseman, is standing next to the prince. Just behind Gibson is Charlie Huffman, centre fielder. Stiffy Lewis, pitcher, is seen between Gibson and the prince. Freddy Lepper's face can be seen between the prince and Baxter.  Next to Baxter is club secretary J.A. Barkley.  Umpire Julie Streib is wearing the chest protector and behind him is outfielder Scotty Mitchell.  F.H. McPherson of the Alberta Amateur Union, is alongside Streib.

Hustlers & Prince

[Photo courtesy of the Glenbow Museum Archives, NA-3965-13]