1919 Game Reports / Alberta     

EDMONTON CITY LEAGUE

Dekan Grotto, Knights of Columbus, Great War Veterans, Y.M.C.A.


CALGARY SENIOR LEAGUE

Columbus Club, Cubs, Hustlers, Veterans

(May 07)   With a record crowd of 8,000 looking on at Mewata Park, the Cubs crushed the Great War Veterans 16-2 in the season opener of the Calgary Baseball League. Cubs rapped 16 hits and jumped into the lead with three runs in the first inning.  Second sacker Isom led the winners with three hits, two steals and scored three times. Ab Donnelly and Mooch Gill combined on a seven-hitter. 

Thousands of fans, bubbling over with that good old pre-war time spirit turned out in record numbers and Mewata Park was one seething mass of humanity long before the game commenced. Streets were blocked on both sides when the parade passed through the main thoroughfares and still a larger mob was to be found at the park, even before the procession arrived. The bleachers, installed by the city for the accommodation of 4,000 fans, were taxed to capacity by 3 o'clock, and as many more people crowded around the outfield and the grounds were completely enveloped, making it necessary to establish ground rules and allow a hit into the crowd to go as a two-bagger. (Calgary Herald, May 8, 1919)

A.Donnelly, Gill (W) (5) and F.Donnelly
Candline (L), Crist (3), Malholt (7) , Ross (9) and Fortier, McTeer


MEDICINE HAT CITY LEAGUE

Kay Sees, Monarchs, Rotarians


SOUTHERN ALBERTA LEAGUE & SOUTHERN ALBERTA

Barons, Carmangay, Champion, Claresholm, Stavely, Vulcan (Designed as a semi-pro league)

1919 population figures for some of the baseball communities:

Calgary       75,000
Edmonton      66,000
Lethbridge    12,000
Medicine Hat  11,000
Drumheller     2,015
McGrath        1,200
Claresholm     1,100
Vulcan           800
Bow Island       500
Barons           400
Champion         400
Stavely          350
Carmangay        330
Burdett          225

(May 14)  In a pre-season warm up Claresholm topped Stavely 5-2.  Glen Lewis started for Claresholm but gave way to Bert Knudson in the third. Knudson put on a dazzling show the rest of the way to pick up the win.

Haynes (L) and Allan
G.Lewis, Knudson (W) (3) and Callahan

(May 20)   Barons and Claresholm kicked off the new season with Barons victorious 8-7 in a five-inning contest.

(May 21)  At Calgary, three players recently released by the Moose Jaw Robin Hoods suited up for the Calgary Great War Veterans in an exhibition against the Kelly Field aviators.  Dick Nelson, Frank Juney and "Sharkey" Williard help power the Vets to a 31-0 thumping of the visitors.  Willard cracked a pair of homers and Juney, Ab French and Eseau also slugged round tripplers.  Nelson and Juney combined on the shutout for Calgary.

Front (L), Keys and Beatty
Nelson, Juney and Willard

(May 21)   Hughes scored in the first inning for the game's only run Wednesday as Stavely edged Champion 1-0 in the opening game of the Southern Alberta Baseball League.  Hughes, the leadoff batter, worked Si Siler for a walk, went to second on a balk, to third on an infield out and thrilled a big home crowd by stealing home.  Lester Haynes pitched a two-hitter for the shutout victory. He fanned nine. Siler surrendered just three hits in taking the loss.

Siler (L) and Bohart
Haynes (W) and Allan

(May 23)  Calgary's Great War Veterans clobbered a Calgary pickup squad 22-3 Saturday at Mewata Park. Frank Juney was the bright light for the winners, hurling four no-hit innings in relief and poling a two-bagger and a single at the plate. "Sharkey" Williard, the Vets backstop had to leave the game after suffering an knee injury sliding home.   

Glover (W), Juney (6) and Willard, McTeer
Murray (L), Malholt and Freeman

(May 24)  A baseball game between Barons and Claresholm highlighted the Victoria Day program at Claresholm and the home team came away with an easy 12-3 triumph. Bert Knudson went the distance on the hill for the winners.

Pendergrast (L) and Wobeck
B.Knudson (W) and Callahan

(May 24)  With high winds playing havoc with fly balls, Vulcan turned five hits into five runs Saturday in a 5-1 victory over Stavely.  "Frisco" Edwards' two-run double in the first inning set Vulcan on the way to the triumph.  Emery Webb fashioned a five-hitter to post the pitching win over Lester Haynes

Haynes (L) and Allan
Webb (W) and Edwards

(May 26)  Bert Knudson fired a three-hitter and whiffed 12 in pitching Claresholm to a 2-1 triumph over Stavely. Roy Jenkins was the losing hurler in spite of a nifty two-hit effort.  A pair of third inning errors allowed Claresholm to plate both its runs. Lewis got a free pass to lead off the inning and advanced when Knudson's grounder was bobbled at shortstop. Both runners were moved up on a sacrifice and charged safely home on a wild throw home on a grounder to second.  Webber singled to drove in Stavely's lone marker in the bottom of the third.

Knudson (W) and Callahan
R.Jenkins (L) and Allan

(June 04)   Stavely ran into another superb hurling performance Wednesday and went down to another defeat, this time 4-1 in 11 innings to Vulcan as Emery Webb racked up 19 strikeouts in a three-hit effort.  Lester Haynes, who yielded just four hits, took the loss. Haynes fanned 12.  Again, a porous defense, Stavely made eight errors, was costly. After Vulcan grabbed the lead in the third as McMillan walked, advanced on an infield out and scored on a grounder to short, Stavely tied it in the fifth when Marc Jenkins made first on a fielder's choice, stole second and third and scored on a passed ball.  In the 11th, McMillan and Webb reached on errors and scored when Gray grounded to short and the throw home got by the catcher. Gray who went all the way to third on the play scored on bunt by Edwards.

Webb (W) and Edwards
Haynes (L) and Allan

(June 06)  A five-run fifth inning carried Champion to an 8-3 triumph over Stavely. The game was two hours late in getting underway as the Champion players were tardy in arriving. It was called after seven innings because of gusting winds. Si Siler picked up the win.

R.Jenkins, Haynes and Willard
Siler (W) and Grady

(June 06)   Lethbridge took a pair from the Medicine Hat Monarchs 9-5 and 11-6 leaning on three imports from the Western Canada League.  Dick Nelson, Phil Hovey and Frank Juney combined for seven hits in the opener and eight in the second.  Nelson led the way with six hits and five runs scored. Juney followed with six hits and three runs. Hovey and Juney also pitched in relief. 

Trout, Robinson and Cory
DeMar (W), Hovey and Nelson

Jackson (L) and Cory
DeMar (W), Juney and Nelson

(June 07)  Barons topped Vulcan 7-2.

(June 08)   A dropped fly ball with the bases loaded gave Stavely three runs and the victory Sunday, 4-1 over Barons.  The home club had broken a scoreless tie in the fifth as Hughes tripled and scored on an infield grounder. Then in the eighth a series of Barons' miscues produced a big lead for Stavely.  With two out, Godfrey reached on an error at short. "Sharkey" Willard drew a walk and Clint Crumley singled to load the bases. Hughes sent a long fly to deep centre but the ball was dropped and the runners circled the bases.  Barons got its only marker in the ninth as Frank Juney doubled and Phil Hovey collected his third hit of the game. Each team had just five hits.

Haynes (W) and Willard
Juney (L) and Nelson  

(June 10)  Playing at Nanton Tuesday, Stavely jumped into an early 8-1 lead and held off the home club for an 11-9 victory in spite of a 14-hit attack by the home team.  10 errors proved costly for Nanton.

Johnson, Haynes and Willard
Skeen (L) and Larson

(June 14) 

The teams are going great guns already but are being strengthened. After the defeat of Vulcan by Barons the other day Vulcan sent out an S.O.S. call for three new men from the States, one hurler and two infielders. Carmangay is bringing in a whole team from the coast, five of whom will be the boys who cleaned up everything for that burg two years ago ... Barons with Hovey, Juney and Nelson has a strong bunch, especially with the Moore boys in the game. (Lethbridge Herald, June 14, 1919)

(June 14)  Behind the three-hit hurler of Frank Juney, Barons downed Champion 5-3 Saturday at Champion.  A four-run fourth inning, sparked by Nelson's bases-loaded double, gave Barons a 5-0 advantage. Champion broke loose for three in the eighth. Si Siler allowed seven hits in taking the loss.

Juney (W) and Nelson
Siler (L) and Grady

(June 15)   Lester Haynes hurled a gem Sunday, a three-hit shutout of the powerful Barons nine as Stavely notched a 1-0 victory. Haynes racked up 12 strikeouts without a single free pass. Phil Hovey took the loss allowing but five hits with a pair of walks and seven strikeouts.   The lone run came in the seventh inning as Overand singled, advanced on an error and an infielder grounder and scored on a drive to shortstop.

Hovey (L) and Nelson
Haynes (W) and Willard

(June 16)  Stavely crushed Claresholm 13-2 Monday at Claresholm behind the three-hit twirling of Willard. The winners slashed 12 hits and were aided by seven walks and five wild pitches by Bert Knudson along with six errors.  Myers led the attack with three hits while Alex Allan and Roy Jenkins each had two hits and two scores.

Willard (W) and Allan
Knudson (L) and Callahan

(June 18)  The newly formed Southern Alberta Baseball League was scheduled to begin it's official summer schedule Wednesday with three games.

(June 18)  Barons ran up an early 11-0 lead and coasted to a 16-3 victory over Claresholm. Frank Juney was a force on the mound and at the plate for the winners. The right-hander held Claresholm to five hits, blanking the home club for the first six innings.  Hitting third in the lineup, Juney smacked a triple and two singles. Catcher Dick Nelson paced Barons' 18-hit attack with a homer, two triples and two singles. He scored four times. Luke Glaven cracked a homer, triple and single and also scored four runs. Shortstop Hanson had three singles and Phil Hovey added two hits and two runs. Juney fanned 12.

Juney (W) and Nelson
Knudson (L) and Edwards

(June 18)   Si Siler gave the home fans plenty to cheer about Wednesday firing a one-hitter in blanking Vulcan 2-0. Siler faced just 29 batters, two over the minimum. He fanned seven. Flock, for Vulcan, yielded ten hits and racked up ten strikeouts.  Bill Portier, the lone import in the lineup for the winners, cracked a triple and double. The game drew a crowd of 1,500.

Flock (L) and Edwards
Siler (W) and Grady

(June 20)   Frank Juney's long fly ball to centre field in the eighth inning brought in Slacher with the only run Friday as Barons blanked Stavely 1-0. Slacher had led off the frame with a single and moved up to third on a single by Josh Moore and a passed ball. The home club loaded the bases with just one out in the bottom of the ninth but Barons' Luke Glaven got a strikeout then Godfrey was thrown out try to steal home. Glaven held Stavely to just eight hits and racked up 11 strikeouts to best Lester Haynes who took the loss with a six-hitter.

Glaven (W) and Nelson
Haynes (L) and Knee

(June 21)   Vulcan exploded for eight runs in the eighth inning to wrap up an 11-0 triumph over Stavely.  The winners punched out 11 hits, including home runs by "Porky" Dallas and Coleman. "Frisco" Edwards, the playing manager added a triple, a single and three runs.  Winning hurler Emery Webb helped his cause scoring three times and collecting a pair of safeties. Webb held the home squad to seven hits, three by Roy Jenkins. "Slim" Haynes, who started for Stavely, was injured when spiked trying to over a play at home. 

Haynes (L), R.Jenkins, Godfrey and Knee
Webb (W) and Edwards

(June 23)   George Moore's two-run double in the eighth inning, his fourth hit of the game, gave Barons a 6-4 victory over Carmangay.  Earlier, a hit batsman, a walk and three errors helped Barons to tie the score.  Frank Juney tossed a three-hitter with nine strikeouts and one free pass for the win. Six Barons' errors kept Carmangay in the game. Phil Hovey had two hits and two runs for the winners.

Rounds (L) and Jensen
Juney (W) and Nelson

(June 24)   Barons racked up yet another victory downing Carmangay 5-3. Frank Juney slugged a triple and single for the winners while George Moore added two hits and two runs.  Phil Hovey scattered eight hits in going the route for the pitching triumph besting Naffer of Carmangay.

Hovey (W) and Willard
Naffer (L) and Jensen

(June 25)  Vulcan defeated Champion 15 to 9 Wednesday. Emery Webb was the winning hurler taking over for Winterbotham in the third inning. Lefty Brown took the loss. Champion had several newcomers in the lineup including Lapp who played second base for Vulcan last year.

Brown (L) and xxx
Winterbotham, Webb (W) (3) and xxx

(June 25)  In Southern Alberta League play Wednesday, Barons had little trouble beating Claresholm 6-1. Luke Glaven hurled a five-hitter with nine strikeouts for the win. Phil Hovey smacked a homer and Frank Juney and Nelson collected three-baggers. Josh Moore and Oscar Berg each had two hits. Bert Knudson gave up seven hits and three free passes in taking the loss.

Knudson (L) and Callahan
Glaven (W) and Nelson

(June 25)   Bow Island took a 6-5 decision over Taber.  Emard was the winning hurler. "Sharkey" Willard smacked a homer for the losing home side.

Emard (W) and Fortune
Tufteland, Lewis and Willard

(June 27)  Claresholm ripped Nanton 7-0 Friday behind the shutout, 16-strikeout performance by Si Walker. Claresholm expects to have several new players in the lineup within days after Stavely announced it was dropping out of the league.  The biggest prize is "Iron Man" Haynes who is being sought by several clubs.

(June 28)  In an exciting contest at Taber Saturday, Burdette came out ahead 9-7.

Tufteland occupied the box for Taber and deserves credit for the splendid game pitched by him. The only fly in the ointment was this man Juney -- we think it was ungracious of Burdette at a time when we are suffering from a strike and menaced with a crop failure to flaunt before us a Millionaire pitcher from Barons. It is such unjudicious display of wealth that fosters Bolshevism. (Taber correspondent to the Lethbridge Herald, July 3, 1919)

Juney (W) and xxx
Tufteland (L) and xxx

(June 28)    Behind Daly's three-hit pitching Vulcan topped Barons 6-1 Saturday at Barons. The Conrad, Montana product racked up 13 strikeouts. Vulcan connected for ten hits, eight of them for extra bases and scored all their runs after two were out.  They scored one in the first on doubles by "Porky" Dallas and Buckley, three in the third on singles by Grey and Goldman, "Frisco" Edward's double and Buckley's triple, two in the seventh on Sigsby's home run, "Frisco" Edwards' double and Buckey's three-bagger.  Barons, who had nine hits, twice had the bases full and didn't score. Frank Juney, who pitched in relief for Barons, had 12 strikeouts in six innings.

Daly (W) and Edwards
Glaven (L), Juney (4) and Nelson

(July 01)   Dominion Day was celebrated in grand style at Vulcan as close to 2,500 spectators took in the Sports Day which featured a double-header between Champion and the host nine.  Vulcan took both games 9-4 and 9-6.

Emery Webb tossed a four-hitter for the first game victory to best Si Siler.  A four-run fourth inning set Vulcan on the road to the win. "Frisco" Edwards cracked a homer for Vulcan.

Siler (L) and Knee
Webb (W) and Edwards

Vulcan came from behind to take the second game beating Lester Haynes.  Trailing 5-3, Vulcan rallied for four runs in the sixth and added two more in the eighth.

Haynes (L) and Knee
Buckley (W), Webb (7) and Flock, Edwards

(July 01)  Before a crowd of 2,000 Tuesday Barons notched their third straight defeat of Carmangay, 8-3.  A four-run first inning keyed by a two-run double by Dick Nelson and a two-run single by George Moore, who had three hits, put Barons in front to stay. Frank Juney had the game's big blow, a three-bagger. Phil Hovey held Carmangay to six hits while racking up 12 strikeouts. Left fielder Wiggins had three hits for the losers.

Hovey (W) and Nelson
Skinner (L), Naffer (1) and Jensen

(July 03)  Bob Starr's bases-loaded triple in the first inning set Champion on the way to a 4-1 victory over Barons in a league contest at Champion.  Lester Haynes tossed a sterling game for the winners.

Glaven (L) and Nelson
Haynes (W) and Fortier

(July 03)  Drumheller had an easy time at Calgary Thursday trouncing the local All-Stars 9-3 and 8-2 behind  the pitching of George Engle and Lefty Brown. Engle, in his first game with Drumheller, tossed a five-hitter in the first game helped by Jimmy Flanagan's four-bagger and triple and three runs scored.

Engle (W) and Stark
Gill (L) and Lewis

Lefty Brown, who had a double and triple playing right field in the opener belted another three-bagger in the second game as he pitched a six-hitter with 14 strikeouts in the 8-2 triumph. 

Brown (W) and Stark
Donnelly (L), Gill (5) and Lewis

(July 04)   Emery Webb fired a one-hitter Friday as Vulcan upset Barons 3-1.  Vulcan got their three markers in the first inning off Frank Juney who then pinched shutout ball the rest of the way allowing just five hits, four in the first inning. Porky Dallas and Sigsby singled and "Frisco" Edwards drove them home with a triple then scored himself on Goldman's one-bagger. Oscar Berg got the lone hit against Webb.

Juney (L) and Nelson
Webb (W) and Edwards

(July 08)  Magrath put on quite an offensive show to post its first victory of the season at Coalhurst crushing the locals 21-2.  Coalhurst actually had a lead, 2-0, after scoring singletons in the first and second innings. Magrath warmed up with four in the third, five in the fourth and then went wild in the sixth plating 11 runs.  E.Gorrill went the first five innings for the win. Seaman, hurt by a porous infield, took one for the team in going all the way for the losers.

E.Gorrill (W), Rachac (6) and A.Gorrill
Seaman (L) and Zoeback

(July 08)  Carmangay capitalized on loose fielding by Barons Tuesday to come away with a 7-4 victory. Barons, who out-hit Carmangay 11 to 5, booted the ball eight times while the winners played errorless ball. The game featured four home runs, two by each team.  Nick Williams and Dick Nelson connected for Barons and Powers and winning hurler Rounds for Carmangay.

Hovey (L) and Nelson
Rounds (W) and Jensen

Champion      5 - 1
Vulcan        4 - 2
Barons        3 - 3
Carmangay     2 - 2
Claresholm    0 - 4

(July 09)  Playing at Lethbridge before large and appreciative crowds, Barons swept both ends of Wednesday's double-header from Champion, 4-0 and 5-2. Shutout for six innings in the second game by Si Siler, Barons rallied for one in the seventh, three in the eighth and another in the ninth for the victory.  Champion got a pair of runs off Luke Glaven in the second frame but were blanked the rest of the way getting just four hits.  Dick Nelson and George Moore each rapped a pair of hits for the winners.  Glaven's triple knocked in the first Barons run and they added their three in the eighth on two errors, a single by Oscar Berg and a timely double by Frank Juney. Nelson drove in the final marker. Nelson, playing first, played a whale of a game making 16 putouts, four of them unassisted. During the day he made 33 plays without an error. 

In the opener, Frank Juney tossed a six-hit shutout to best Lester Haynes, who gave up eight hits to the Barons. Juney fanned ten and walked one. Haynes had nine strikeouts and one free pass.  Juney helped his own cause with two hits, including a three-bagger.  Oscar Berg and Hughes also had two hits apiece.  More than 4,000 fans took in the games.

Juney (W) and Willard
Haynes (L) and Grady

Siler (L) and Grady
Glaven (W) and Willard

(July 09)  The Monarchs and Swift Current divided a twin-bill Wednesday at Medicine Hat winning the evening game 8-4 after dropping the opener 6-5.  The visitors pulled out the first game with a four run eighth inning in which they produced five of the team's 13 hits.  Winning hurler Wiggs was the leading swatter with a double and a pair of singles. On the hill, Wiggs fashioned a six-hitter and fanned seven.

Wiggs (W) and Reidler
Clarke (L), Mulholland and Lussier

Monarchs rebounded to take the evening game 8-4 as Milt Cory and "Hop" Yuill each poled a double and two singles.   Trout held Swift Current to nine hits. He walked four and had three strikeouts. Medicine Hat ran wild on the bases stealing 11 times, three by Cory and two apiece by Bob Lussier, Speedy Wilson and Jack Carpenter.

Borthwick,Walklnshaw and Reidler
Trout (W) and Lussier

(July 09)  Claresholm dumped Carmangay 15 to 7.

(July 10)  Barons pounded out 14 hits Thursday in trimming Carmangay 10-5.  Frank Juney, one of the teams star hurlers, caught for the winners and impressed. He also led the offense with a double and triple. Phil Hovey, on the hill for Barons gave up three runs in the first inning and two in the ninth but blanked Carmangay in the seven innings in between. He allowed six hits.

Hovey (W) and Juney
Murlock (L), Rounds, Naffer and Jensen.

(July 11)   In an dandy pitching duel Friday, Oyen got a one-hitter by Frank Juney in a 5-1 triumph over Chinook. Trojen for the losers also provided a sterling effort, except for the fifth inning when errors helped Oyen to four runs. A bases-loaded triple by Vanance was the highlight of the big inning. Luke Glaven added a run-scoring double.

Trojen (L) and xxx
Juney (W) and xxx

(July 11)  Playing at Cardston, Taber disappointed the home crowd taking a 4-0 victory as catcher "Sharkey" Willard cracked a three-run homer and imported hurler Emery Webb fired the shutout, holding Cardston to six hits and racking up 11 strikeouts.

Webb (W) and Willard
Beazer (L) and McKenzie

(July 15)  Frank and Earl Lewis, recently back in Canada from overseas, are enjoying participating a few ball games during their visit to their former home in Cape Breton. 

(July 15)  Carmangay Tournament 

(July 15)   Claresholm announced the acquisition of former major league catcher Ted Easterly who started the season with the Moose Jaw Robin Hoods. The move means the club now has three paid players and seven home brews.

(July 16)   Barons topped Vulcan 6-3 as Rounds and Frank Juney combined on a five-hitter.  The winners had nine hits with Josh Moore leading the way with a pair of safeties and two runs. "Porky" Dallas had two hits for Vulcan. Frank Juney fanned six in a relief role.

Williford (L) and Edwards
Rounds, Juney (W) and Williams  

(July 17)  Champion erupted for four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to upset Barons 7-4.  Left fielder Charlie Starr led the winners with four hits and two scores. Buckey and Grady each contributed a pair of hits.  Josh Moore and Powers had two hits apiece for Barons. Winning hurler Si Siler and loser Phil Hovey each yielded eight hits and had seven strikeouts and one free pass.  Shortstop Oscar Berg of Barons extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a single.

Siler (W) and Grady
Hovey (L) and Williams.

(July 18)  Vulcan captured the opening game of its series with Calgary winning 4-2. A three-run outburst in the sixth inning for Vulcan proved to be the difference.  Calgary's Mooch Gill allowed but five hits but took the loss. Emery Webb gave up seven safeties and racked up ten strikeouts for the winners. Vulcan's playing manager "Frisco" Edwards had the only extra base hit, a double. Louden, the Calgary left fielder, led all batters with three hits.

Webb (W) and Edwards
Gill (L) and Carvel

(July 19)  Champion Tournament  

(July 19)   Vulcan made a clean sweep of a three-game series at Calgary downing the All-Stars 14-8 and 12-0 in Saturday's twin-bill before 2,500 fans at the Peace Day celebration. Vulcan took Friday's encounter 4-2.  "Pep" Williford scraped by in the first game surviving 12 hits but racking up 11 strikeouts. He was sensational in the second game allowing just one hit and two free passes in tossing the shutout.  He had a no-hitter until "Red" Smith beat out a bunt in the seventh for the first and only hit. "Porky" Dallas led a 14-hit attack in the first game with three hits, including a homer and triple.  First sacker Block had four hits and Goldman added three hits and three runs. Fred Lepper had two hits and two runs for Calgary.

Williford (W) and Edwards
Mitchell (L) and Lewis

"Frisco" Edwards bashed three hits, one a triple, to lead an 11-hit Vulcan assault in the second game. Buckey cracked a homer.

Williford (W) and Edwards
Glover (L), Gill (8) and Lewis

(July 19)    Oyen whipped Youngstown 14 to 5 Saturday behind a 15-hit attack. Luke Glaven fanned 15 in hurling the victory, allowing no earned runs and just three hits.

Glaven (W) and xxx
Parsons (L) and xxx

(July 21)  With the largest crowd of the season and betting plentiful, Burdette with import hurler Frank Juney tossing a four-hitter, defeated Bow Island 5-3. Juney, who did not allow an earned run, racked up 17 strikeouts. Burdette was strengthened by the addition of Juney, Nick Williams and Oscar Berg from Barons. Bow Island had brought in "Sharkey" Willard, Godfrey, Lee and Denison.

Juney (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 23)  Barons Tournament 

(July 24)  Barons, one-hit by Vulcan's Emery Webb the last time they played, turned the tables Thursday unleashing a 19 hit attack to blast the high-salaried Vulcan nine 19-4. Centre fielder Wiggins led a potent attack with five hits, four runs scored and added two stolen bases. He hit for the cycle with a homer, triple, two doubles and a single. Powers had three hits, two in the first inning when Barons scored seven times. Winning pitcher Frank Juney slugged a homer and single in three at bats, had three thefts and scored four times. Jensen also had a four-bagger and a single and crossed the plate three times.

Juney (W) and Williams
Webb (L) and Edwards

(July 24)  Oyen clobbered Loverna 14 to 1. Luke Glaven was the star yielding just two hits and racking up 17 strikeouts.

xxx and xxx
Glaven (W) and xxx

(July 16)  "Frisco" Edwards, usually the Vulcan catcher, took a turn on the hill Saturday and pitched Vulcan to an 8-6 win over Gleichen.

Edwards (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 26)  Beaten badly by Barons on Friday, Vulcan put on a very different show on Saturday notching a 3-2 victory over Barons as Emery Webb fired a five-hitter to best Phil Hovey.  Webb powered his own cause with three hits.

Webb (W) and Edwards
Hovey (L) and Williams

(July)  Dick Nelson and Luke Glaven, former members of the Moose Jaw Robin Hoods and Barons teams are evidently making a big hit at Oyen judging by the way the club has been winning since they reported. In a recent game at Cereal, Oyen pulled out a 4-3 victory as Nelson hurled solid ball allowing but four hits and fanning nine.

Nelson (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 29)  Claresholm Tournament 

(July 29)  Playing in the presence of upwards of 4,000 fans in the ball park between the Bluffs (which form natural bleachers similar to the Polo Grounds in New York) Vulcan upset Drumheller 7 to 3. The game was the feature of the two-day Peace celebrations being conducted by the businesses, town council and war veterans.  It was Drumheller's first defeat of the season after ten successful victories. It's estimated that $3,000 changed hands in betting on the result. Block led the winners with a triple and two doubles.

Williford (W), Webb (8) and Edwards
Engle (L) and Stark

(July 30)  Barons, becoming known as the "Millionaires" captured both games of Wednesday's twin-bill with Magrath, 4-3 and 6-0.  Magrath had a 3-1 lead with Barons coming up for their last at bats. Nick Williams and Phil Hovey reached on errors and George Moore singled to score Williams. Powers drive past third brought in Hovey to tie the contest at 3-3. After Frank Juney walked and Oscar Berg flew out for the second out, Charlie Starr, of Champion fame, sporting an oh-for-four, singled sharply to centre field to plate the winning marker. Godfrey of Magrath led the hitters with a triple and two doubles. Juney racked up 14 strikeouts.

Rachac (L) and Jones
Juney (W) and Williams

In the second game, Phil Hovey twirled a two-hit shutout as Barons posted the easy 6-0 victory. Barons managed just five hits off Gorrill but capitalized on four errors and five free passes.

Gorrill (L) and Jones
Hovey (W) and Williams

(July 30)   Tom Stark delighted a big home crowd Tuesday smacking a bases-loaded single with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Drumheller a 6-5 victory over Vulcan. Lefty Brown fanned 14 in going the route for the winners.

Webb, Williford (L) (7) and Edwards
Brown (W) and Easterly

(July 31)  On a visit back to Nova Scotia, the Lewis brothers couldn't resist a little baseball suiting up for Caledonia in a match against the Dominion Hawks. It was the Hawks who notched the win, 9 to 8. Earl and Frank accomplished some stellar swatting for the losers.

(July 31)  A pop up fell in for a hit to drive in the only run as Vulcan downed Drumheller 1-0 to give them the advantage in the three game exhibition series. Vulcan won the first game 7-3 before Drumheller rebounded for a 6-5 victory in the second game. Before the series with Vulcan, Drumheller had been unbeaten in 11 games, 10 wins and a tie. The contest was staged as a feature of the Great War Veterans three-day peace celebration. With no score in the fifth inning, Sigsby smashed a triple and then a high pop up back of second base fell in safely to push in the only run. "Pep" Williford gave up six hits in his shutout for the pitching win. George Engle also allowed just six safeties. 

Williford (W) and Edwards
Engle (L) and Easterly

(July 31)   Luke Glaven had a no-hitter for seven innings and Dick Nelson powered the offense as Oyen shutout Cereal 5-0 Thursday.  An eighth inning single was the lone safety off the former Moose Jaw hurler. He whiffed 13 and walked one. Nelson pounded out four hits, including a double and triple.

Harrison (L) and Dicks
Glaven (W) and Quinn

(August 01)  The Calgary Veterans and Barons "Millionaires" treated a big crowd to a superb exhibition of baseball Friday in the opening game of a three game series. In a thrilling pitcher's duel, Barons topped Calgary 1-0 as Frank Juney bested battle-scarred war hero Walter Goodlands. Each team had just five hits. The only run came in the seventh inning.  Barons got two on bases with a walk to Josh Moore and a single by Phil Hovey.  On a two-strike count, Powers cracked a triple to give Barons the only run it would need. George Moore who reached on a fielder's choice would have scored but failed to touch third and was called out.  Stenburg had three hits for the Vets. Juney had eight strikeouts.

Juney (W) and Williams
Goodlands (L) and Piper

(August 02)  The Barons "Millionaires" split a double-header in Calgary, losing the opener 9 to 8 to the Hustlers but rebounding to defeat the Veterans 10 to 4.  Hustlers touched up Phil Hovey for 14 hits in the first game while Bert Knudson fired an eight-hitter for the winners.  Frank Lewis led the attack with three hits while Joe Carnegie, Scotty Mitchell and Andy Baxter each contributed a pair.  Charlie Starr cracked a homer and two singles for Barons. Hovey had three singles.

Hovey (L) and xxx
Knudson (W) and

Si Siler, imported for the second game, held the Vets to seven hits as Starr and Frank Juney divided the hitting honours. Starr smacked another four-bagger and Juney collected three hits. Cliff Turner took the loss.

Turner (L), Gill (4) and Piper
Siler (W) and Williams

(August 04)  Frank Juney was outstanding Monday pitching Barons to a 1-0 win over Champion. The right-hander allowed just one hit, a single, and set down 12 by strikeouts.  Barons got the only run in the fifth inning when Jensen walked, went to second on an infield out and scored when "Pep" Williford's wild pitch got by Grady.

Juney (W) and Williams
Williford (L) and Grady

(August 05)   Luke Glaven, the former Barons star, pitched a four-hit game and fanned 13 to led Oyen to a 6-1 victory over Hanna in a tournament game before the largest crowd of the season at Oyen.

Glaven (W) and Quinn
Murphy, Harrison and Regzea

(August 06)  The bolstered Drumheller baseballers had their way with Calgary Hustlers Wednesday crushing the host club 10-0 in the first game of a double-header then squeezing by 8-5 in ten innings in the second game.  The pitching and fielding of George Engle, former Northwestern leaguer, was a treat in the opener. Engle blanked Calgary on seven hits while Danny Flanagan led the offense with a double and a pair of one-baggers. Jimmy Flanagan had two safeties.

Engle (W) and Easterly
Baxter (L), S.Lewis (4) and Freeman

Hustlers had a 5-2 lead after eight innings but gave up it in the ninth as Drumheller rallied for three runs.  With one out, Jimmy Flanagan reached as his fly ball was misjudged and fell in for a hit. He scampered all the way to third and came home on a bobbled infield grounder.  With "Frisco" Edwards aboard on the error, Dan Flanagan slammed a home run to tie the game. The visitors poured it on in the tenth getting some help from a weak Calgary defense. Simpson singled to right and "Porky" Dallas was safe on an error. An effort to nab Simpson going to third went awry when the throw was wild and Simpson scored. Sam Vivian singled to bring in Dallas and scooted to third when a pick-off throw to first was wide going into right field. Jimmy Flanagan brought in the third run with a single.  Calgary got runners to second and third with two out in the bottom of the tenth but Andy Baxter was thrown out at home to end the game.

Webb (W) and Easterly
Bride (L) and D.Lewis

(August 06)  Jones of the strong Rimbey nine tossed a no-hit, no-run game Wednesday in a 14-0 victory over Wetaskiwin. He walked one and fanned ten.

(August 07)  Lefty Phil Hovey registered a no-hit, no-run game Thursday as Barons blanked Magrath 4-0 in the first game of a double-header. Hovey struck out seven with no free passes.  Two Barons' errors kept him from a perfect game.  The winners had just five hits off "Pep" Williford, formerly of Vulcan, who fanned ten and walked three.  Charlie Starr accounted for most of the scoring with a three-run homer for the winners and George Moore added a three-bagger.

Hovey (W) and Williams
Williford (L) and Willard

Magrath finally got a win from Barons, squeezing out a 2-1 victory in the second game of the twin-bill. They got the winner in the eighth inning on a run-scoring double by catcher Jones.  A.Mercer, running for Gorrill who had singled, scampered home with the deciding marker.  Rachac held Barons to just two hits, one of triple by Frank Juney the losing hurler. Juney allowed just four safeties. The superbly pitched game featured 25 strikeouts, 14 by Juney. The game drew a big crowd in spite of the fact that another larger gathering was out at the aviation field to welcome Captain Ernie Hoy on his trans-Rockies flight.  This marked the first flight from the west coast to the prairies across the Rocky Mountains. Captain Hoy flew from Vancouver to Lethbridge and Calgary on the same day.

Juney (L) and Williams
Rachac (W) and Jones

(August 07)  Drumheller and the Calgary Hustlers fought to a 6-6 draw Thursday at Mewata Park. Hustlers got all their runs in the fourth inning off Lefty Brown who yielded three walks and a single while his teammates committed three errors.  Brown allowed just three hits.  After Calgary had taken a 6-2 lead with their big inning, Drumheller battled back to tie with a pair in the sixth.  With two out and two runners aboard, Stiffy Lewis dropped Jimmy Flanagan's high fly ball and both runners came home.

L.Brown and Easterly
Bruce, F.Lewis (2) and D.Lewis

(August 08)   Barons broke open a 1-1 ball game with a four-run uprising in the sixth inning Friday to down Magrath 5-2.  Oscar Berg had the big blow for the winners, a two run triple in the sixth after Frank Juney and Powers had reached with singles.   A wild throw and an infield out brought in two more markers. Magrath rallied in the seventh as Dutchman's fly to short right fell in for a hit and Miller was hit by a pitch. A.Mercer's double brought in a run and Magrath had the potential tying run at the plate with none out. But, Phil Hovey relieved an quickly retired the side.

Rachac (L) and Jones
Siler (W), Hovey (7) and Williams

(August 09)   The powerful Barons (village population 400) nine got a win and a tie in their Saturday double-header against Magrath (population 1,200). The opener finished in a 5-5 draw featuring Phil Hovey and "Pep" Williford in a mound duel. Barons won the second game 4-3 behind the pitching of Frank Juney who bested Gorrill in the mound match up.  Magrath got all its markers in the eighth inning on three hits and a pair of errors.  With the conclusion of the Magrath series, the Barons team is to disband for the season given the lack of opponents.  It's believed Juney, Nick Williams, Williford and Hovey are to play for Cardston in a series against Magrath.

Hovey and xxx
Williford and xxx

Juney (W) and xxx
Gorrill (L) and xxx

(August 11)  Even with Nick Williams and "Pep" Williford added to their roster, Cardston went down to a 10 to 5 defeat to Magrath Monday.  Williams did poke a homer in the first inning.

Rachac (W) and Jones
Williford (L) and Williams

The Medicine Hat News (August 11, 1919) ran this footer across the bottom of its front page. It's not known why the local paper began to refer to its team as the "Dirty" Monarchs.

Juney banner

(August 13)  Burdette, reinforced by key members of the powerful Barons nine, downed Medicine Hat Monarchs in both games of Wednesday's highly hyped double-header. The opener was a thrilling 7-5, 12-inning victory while the Barons had an easier time with a 5-2 win in the second. The teams battled to a 4-4 draw through nine innings. With one out in the 12th, Phil Hovey reached on a free pass for Barons and Nick Williams followed with a hot grounder off pitcher Trout's glove. T. Walker singled to break the tie and Snowden's drive got by Robinson and Barons had another marker.  The third run came home on a wild pitch.  The Monarchs rallied in their half of the 12th as Harry O'Neill led off with a triple and scored on Al Smeaton's hit. With two out and two on, Hovey got Carpenter to fly out to end the game.  Burdette collected 15 hits to 13 for the Monarchs. Alec Walker, T. Walker, Frank Juney and Williams each had three safeties for the winners. Robinson and Jack Carpenter duplicated the feat for Medicine Hat.

Hovey (W) and Williams
Trout (L) and Lussier

Rain and strong winds hampered the second game as Burdette opened quickly with three runs in the first inning and coasted to the 5-2 victory.  Frank Juney, the winning hurler with a six-hitter and 14 strikeouts, led the offense with three hits, one a two-bagger, to give him six hits for the day.

Juney (W) and Williams
O'Neill (L), Hopkinson (7) and W.Cory

(August 15)  Maple Creek Tournament  

(August 16-17)  Drumheller's fast ball club downed Calgary Vets in both games of the weekend series, 9-3 Saturday and 15-7 on Sunday.  Strong hurling by Emery Webb and Lefty Brown highlighted the series for Drumheller.

Turner, Prudden and Pipe
Webb (W) and Easterly

Prudden (L) and Pipe
Brown (W) and Easterly

(August 19)   The Nick Williams' All-Stars rode the strong right arm of Frank Juney to notch a 3-2 victory over Drumheller Tuesday at the coal town.  In the fifth, the locals had the bases full with two out but Juney fanned Dan Flanagan to end the threat.

Juney (W) and Williams
Engle (L) and Easterly

(August 21)   The Browns put on a sterling pitcher's duel Thursday as Drumheller, as Lefty Brown squeezed by with a 2-0 victory over Nifty Brown of the Nick Williams All-Stars. 

N.Brown (L) and Williams
L.Brown (W) and Easterly

(August 22)   Dick Nelson rapped a two-run homer in the first inning to give the Williams' All-Stars the early lead and the barnstormers coasted to a 9-3 victory over Drumheller Thursday.  Luke Glaven twirled a six-hitter for the win. Jensen also had a circuit blow for the winners and Frank Juney added a triple. The win evened the series at two games apiece with a four-game set coming up in Calgary next month.

Glaven (W) and Williams
Engle (L) and Easterly

(August 23)  In two sparkling contests before big crowds at Calgary, the locals and the Nick Williams' All-Stars split a pair of 3-2 games.  The Stars took the opener behind the hurling of Emery Webb while Calgary thrilled a home crowd scoring a pair in the bottom of the final frame for the victory. The visitors took the lead with a pair in the first inning of the first game and were never headed, getting the winner in the eighth.  Elmer Leifer, who left the Moose Jaw Robin Hoods of the Western Canada League to suit up for the All-Stars, belted a homer and scored twice for the winners.  Oscar Berg smacked a double and triple and Powers contributed three singles.

Webb (W) and Willard
L.Brown (L) and Piper

In the seven-inning second game, Calgary trailed 2-1 going into their final turn at bat against Frank Juney, the province's leading moundsman who had yielded just three hits.  Joe Carnegie gave fans some hope as he reached on an error and Frank "Red" Smith followed with a three-base blast over Wiggins' head in left field to tie the score. Smith, off and running on "Fat" Turner's grounder to short, made it home with the winning marker.

Juney (L) and Willard
Bride (W) and Piper

(August 25)   Wycliffe, the Staples lumber outfit from BC, downed Lethbridge 3-1 Monday in an exhibition encounter at Lethbridge.  Massie gave up a run to the home squad in the first inning then pitched shutout ball the rest of the way for the victory.  Noble took the loss. The locals had an opportunity in the final frame with two aboard and no outs, but failed to score.

Massie (W) and xxx
Knudson (L) and xxx

(August 26)   Drumheller shaded Medicine Hat 4-3 as George Engle bested Harry O'Neill in a tight mound duel. The visitors took the lead with a run in the seventh and added another in the eighth. The Monarchs got one back in their half of the eighth but couldn't get any closer.

Engle (W) and Easterly
O'Neill (L) and Cory

(August 27)  Drumheller which defeated Medicine Hat 4-3 Tuesday, made a clean sweep of their three game series as they took both games of Wednesday's double-dip 11-5 and 12-3.  In the opener, Drumheller pounded out 18 hits, three apiece by Dan Flanagan, Ted Easterly and winning hurler Emery Webb in trouncing the locals.  Webb held the Monarchs to seven safeties.

Webb (W) and Edwards
Hopkinson (L) and W.Cory

The visitors jumped into a 5-0 lead in the first inning of the second game and cruised to the victory behind the six-hit pitching of Gilbert StokkeDan Flanagan continued hits hot hitting with a triple, double and three singles. He also scored three times.  Drumheller combined 15 hits with 12 Medicine Hat errors and 4 walks to demolish the locals. The Monarchs infield had a terrible day with four errors at shortstop, three at second and three at third base.

Stokke (W) and Easterly
Trout (L) and Lussier

(August 27)  The visitors from Wycliffe scored a pair of impressive wins over Lethbridge to close out the season for the local crew.  Wycliffe took the opener 15 to 4 and followed with a 12 to 5 victory in the second game.

xxx and xxx
Knudson (L) and xxx

xxx and xxx
Skinner (L) and xxx

(August 28)    The Nick Williams All-Stars scored in the first inning and had an easy night in downing Calgary's All-Stars 7-1.  Frank Juney, considered the top hurler in the province, lived up to expectations holding the home club to five hits and fanning 14.  George Gibson, who was sold to the Philadelphia Athletics, stayed with the Stars after the A's refused to grant Gibson a portion of the purchase price.  Originally he was expected to report within days. According to the report in the Calgary Herald, Juney "buzzed the pellet over the pan with corkscrew turns on it that would baffle an elevator man on a winding staircase."  The Stars wrapped up the victory in the fifth inning as a pair of Calgary errors helped the Williams' crew to three runs.

Juney (W) and Williams
L.Brown (L) and Piper

(August 28)  Drumheller topped Bassano 6 to 3.

Engle (W) and Easterly
Lynn (L) Fortier

(August 30)   Wally Hood, one of a core of Western Canada League players on the All-Stars,  helped power the club to a sweep of an exhibition double-header over the Calgary Hustlers, 7-5 in the first game and 14-2 in the second. Hood cracked a pair of homers and two singles, scoring three times to lead a 12-hit attack.  Catcher "Starkey" Willard added a triple and single and a pair of runs. Luke Glaven scattered eight hits for the win. Four of the runs against him were unearned.

Glaven (W) and Willard
Ault (L) and D.Lewis

Shortstop Hamilton* was a one-man show in the second game belting two homers, a triple and single as part of a 13 hit effort by the All-Stars in the 14-2 romp.They also took advantage of nine walks by two Calgary pitchers. "Starkey" Willard added three more hits. George Gibson tossed a six-hitter for the winners and racked up seven strikeouts. He had a shutout until the eighth.

Gibson (W) and Willard
Mitchell (L)  , F.Lewis (4) and D.Lewis

* Likely Hampton, who played SS for Moose Jaw.

(September 01)   Nick Williams' All-Stars, fresh from a successful series in Calgary, had little trouble downing Wycliffe 7-2 at Fernie, BC, as the feature of the Labour Day celebration in the city. The Stars were playing for Waldo, BC, in a highly anticipated challenge match with Wycliffe. Thousands of dollars were wagered on the result. George Gibson of the Regina Senators, recently purchased by Connie Mack for his 1920 Athletics, handled the mound work for the Stars against Wycliffe which had imported some of the top city league players from Spokane.  He allowed just six hits as the Williams nine rapped 12 in the victory.  The full story behind the challenge was laid out in a tale by Abe Kemp in the Spokane Spokesman-Review, published before the game.

xxx and xxx
Gibson (W) and Williams

Flood of money

Entire Spokane Ball Club is
Recruited to Play in British
Columbia City

SAVORS OF FICTION

Waldo Hires Nick Williams' All
Stars -- Over $10,000 Bet
on Game Today

Truth is ever stranger than fiction. If you have any doubts on the subject read this:

Up in British Columbia there exists a pretty baseball feud between two large lumber companies in adjoining towns, the Otis Staple company in Wycliffe and the Ross-Saskatoon company in Waldo. Naturally business rivals, the enmity spread to the respective ball teams representing these companies to such an extent that open warfare was declared. It was no ill-concealed secret that a state of war existed and all rules and regulations governing combatants and non-combatants were declared null and void, much after the fashion of the Huns.

It was agreed that a ball game was to be played on Labor day at Fernie, a neutral city, and each side was exhorted to dig up all the loose change available and bet it on the game. This agreement was reached two weeks ago.

Rent Entire Club

Money was no object to the backers of both teams and the two small cities became a caldron of excited gamblers ready to risk their last dime.

Last week the Waldo management evolved a daring plan and immediately put it into execution. They signed up an entire team led by Nick Williams, former Spokane baseball manager, and known as Williams' All-Stars. But the Waldo backers were not satisfied with this coup. They knew that the Wycliffe people were burning up the wires to secure as many star players as they could lay their hands on who were idle in Canada, so they set about to stop the Wycliffe backers. To every star approached by the Wycliffe people the Waldo supporters doubled the amount. Not to have them play with Waldo, but to keep them from playing with Wycliffe. The scheme worked beautifully. Try as they could the Wycliffe people could not get together a ball club and they saw their money lost without even a struggle. 

But the Wycliffe team figured that a faint heart and a closed pocketbook never accomplished anything in baseball. Saturday they sent two representatives to Spokane on a secret mission. Their orders were to secure a ball club at any expense. They arrived here Saturday night and it wasn't two hours before the glimmer of their yellow banknotes began to be the talk of the sporting rialto. Ball players gathered in little knots and breathlessly discussed the frenzied financial breaks of the Wycliffe representatives. The lure of the gold had its effect.

All Spokane Team

Yesterday morning bright and early this bunch of Spokane ball players, all recruited from the City league, left for Wycliffe with their pockets bulging with the coin of the realm.

Carden, Joe Altman, John Altman, Pace, Walters, Burr, Rockstrum, Hatch, Smith.

The lowest paid man received $75 and expenses and the highest paid man, "Slim" Smith received $100 for his share. Better than this the players were promised if they could defeat Williams' All-Stars the amount would be doubled.

Play Today

Derr went along with the club as utility player.

The game will be played today at Fernie and according to Frank McMahon, whose over supply of money lured the Spokane players, over $10,000 will change hands on the result of the game.

To the city leaguers the sight of so much money affected them to such an extent they thought the Rockefeller millions had suddenly been turned loose. It was a happy bunch of athletes that sneaked out of Spokane in the early hours yesterday morning and it will be a still happier outfit returning if they win. (The Spokesman-Review, September 1, 1919)

(September 01)  In a triple-header at Calgary the Calgary All-Stars topped Drumheller Miners in two of the three matches winning 7-2 and 16-8 while dropping a 14-3 contest  in the evening.  In the morning game, Calgary jumped into a 2-0 lead in the first inning and were never headed in winning 7-2.  Calgary's Brown tossed a five-hitter for the win while Drumheller's Lefty Brown allowed eight safeties. Sternburg led the hitters with a double and single. "Starkey" Willard had a two-run single for the losers.

L.Brown (L) and Edwards
Brown (W) and Piper

In the afternoon affair, Calgary broke open a tight ball game with a seven run uprising in the eighth inning to take the 16-8 decision. Catcher Tommy Vaughan led the offensive with four hits. "Red" Smith rapped three hits including a bases-loaded triple.  While the winners survived eight errors in the field, the visitors were even worse booting the ball 11 times, five by "Porky" Dallas at shortstop. 

Webb (L) and Edwards
White, Bride (W) (6) and Vaughan

Drumheller came to life in the evening contest pounding out 12 hits in a 14-3, six-inning, romp over Calgary. Jimmy Flanagan, the centre fielder, rapped three hits and scored four times. Lefty Brown slugged a homer and Gilbert Stokke added two hits and three scores.

Engle (W) and Stark
Gill (L), Bride (2) and Piper

(September)   Edmonton Veterans downed Vegreville 3-1 in an exhibition game notwithstanding that the visiting nine had a pair of former Western Canada League players in the lineup - pitcher Lefty Hewitt and catcher Everett Gomes.


CROW'S NEST PASS

(June 11)  Blairmore swamped Michel 18 to 1.

(June 14)  Fernie traveled to Michel Friday and crushed the locals 13 to 4.

(June 18)  At Fernie, the home squad notched a 10-7 victory over Michel.


PROVINCIAL PLAYOFFS

(01 September)   With a double-header sweep, Medicine Hat has taken a 2-0 game lead in its provincial playoff with Cardston.  The Hatters took the first game 4-3 and followed with a 12-10 victory in the second contest. A duel between pitchers Beazer for Cardston and Harry O'Neill for the Monarchs featured the opener.  Cardston's three runs resulted from a single hit and three errors. The Hatters got singletons in four straight innings, the fourth through the seventh, for the win.  They out-hit Cardson nine to five.  Both hurlers rang up eight strikeouts.

Beazer (L) and xxx
O'Neill (W) and xxx

Harry O'Neill, the winning pitcher in the first game, was the Medicine Hat hero in the second one as he hurled two-hit, no-run ball for four innings of relief and won his own game with a two-run wallop in the seventh inning

Long, Neil, Beazer (L) (3) and xxx
Hopkinson, Trout, O'Neill (W) (6) and xxx

(September 05)  Medicine Hat advanced to the Alberta amateur senior finals downing Cardston in four straight games. They won both games of Friday's double-header, 22-9 and 10-2 on a cold, windy day.

Beazer (L) and McKenzie
O'Neill (W) and S.Cory

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xxx and xxx 

(September 09)  (The Morning Albertan, Calgary, September 9, 1919)

The uniforms which will be worn by members of Deacon White's Edmonton Vets when they play here against the Hustlers on Wednesday are old-timers and have a history possessed by few athletic uniforms.

The uniform was first worn by the Edmonton professional team in 1914. When professional baseball stopped after the start of the war they were put in storage until 1916 when they were given to the 138th battalion for the regimental team. That unit took them overseas and when it was broken up for reinforcements the uniforms were left in charge of Billy Rankin who turned them over for use to a reserve battalion in England, where they were frequently used. In 1917 they were sent to the 49th battalion and were used by the third division team which won the corps baseball championship. When armistice was signed they were shipped back to England and thence back to Canada. Now they are in in use by the veterans.

Five years is a long time for a set of baseball uniforms to last, especially under hard usage. They were used constantly during 1914. In 1916 and 1917 they were used in a large number of army games and this season they have stood the Veterans through a whole season.

Possibly the history of the uniforms has something to do with the play of the team wearing them. Certainly it is an inspiration to the players. It is interesting to note that practically through his long career Deacon White has managed nearly every team that has worn them.

(September 10)   Calgary Hustlers whipped Edmonton's Great War Veterans  10-4 and 8-4 at Calgary in the opening games of their playoff series for the Alberta baseball championship.  In the opener, before a crowd of 2,000, Calgary scored a pair in the fifth inning to overcome an early Edmonton lead and poured it on with three more in the sixth to crush the visitors. A run in the seventh and three more in the eighth put the game out of reach.  Hustlers rapped 12 hits, led by the Lewis brothers, Dodger, Frank and Earl with two apiece.  They combined for five of the ten runs. Hartley held the Vets to six hits, one a homer by Jack Starky.

Kelso (L) and Garrison
Hartley (W) and D.Lewis

Hustlers put the Vets away early in the second game with a three-run first inning and then two more in the second frame.   Joe Carnegie's two-run triple in the opening frame set the stage for the Calgary victory. Six Edmonton errors made it easy for the home squad. Hartley again started for Calgary but gave way to Andy Baxter in the fourth. Former major leaguer Joe Kutina had three hits, one a homer, for the losers. Starky added his second homer of the day. Third baseman Russ Gibson scored three times for the winners.

Smith (L) Chekaluk (2) and Garrison
Hartley, Baxter (W) (4) and D.Lewis

(September 14)   Handed one game by default, Edmonton Vets tied their Alberta playoff series with Calgary downing the Hustlers 4-3 and 9-0.  In a controversial finish to the day, Calgary refused to take the field in the second inning of the second game after an vigorous protest over a call at third base and Umpire Snappy Garrison awarded the game to the Vets.

The first game was described as the "snappiest and most sensational game ever put up at Diamond park."  Edmonton, with a run in the second and a pair in the fifth carried a 3-0 lead into the ninth inning. But Calgary rallied in the final frame as Frank Lewis reached on an error, advanced on Russ Gibson's single and was driven home by Andy Baxter. Gibson scored on an infield grounder and Baxter stunned the crowd with a steal of home to tie the game.  But in the bottom of the ninth, Con Bissett got aboard on a single to centre. After Frenchy Adams drew a walk, catcher H.J. Adams smacked one to centre field to bring in the winning run.  Ed Kelso gave up just three hits in pitching the win for Edmonton. He struck out seven without a free pass.

Stiffy Lewis, F. Lewis  (L) (9) and D. Lewis
Kelso (W) and H.J. Adams

It would take ten days to finish the series as Calgary balked at continuing because of their anger over the officiating in the fourth game. 

(September 15)   With four runs in the ninth inning, the Winnipeg All-Stars topped Calgary All-Stars 6-2 Monday in the first game of a three-game series to help decide the Western Canada championship. George Kaye, Winnipeg's young left-hander, have up a pair of runs in the first inning but then settled down to pitch shutout ball the rest of the way, giving up seven hits overall before giving way to Hank Sigurdson in the ninth. The game featured spectacular fielding, with notable efforts by Bunny Warren, George Hay and Brown of the visitors. Warren had the game's longest blow, a triple. Ab White yielded eight hits in taking the loss.  

Kaye (W), Sigurdson (9) and Mooney
White (L) and D.Lewis

(September 16)  Winnipeg and Calgary battled to a 3-3 tie Tuesday in a game halted after eight innings because of darkness. Blanked for six innings, the Manitoba nine rallied for two in the seventh and another in the eighth for the draw.  Sid May, on the mound for Winnipeg, helped his own cause driving in Bunny Warren and Amby Moran for their first runs in the seventh. In the eighth, Carson McVey rapped a single to left field which got by Tommy Vaughan and McVey scampered all around the sacks to tie the game. Shortstop Red Smith had helped Calgary starter Jean Bride out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth inning getting an out at second with the hidden ball trick. The sloppily played contested saw eleven errors, seven by the home squad.

May and Sheppard, Thor
Bride and F. Lewis

(September 17)  In another thrilling finish, Calgary scored in the bottom of the eighth and final inning to edge Winnipeg 4-3.  In the top of the eighth Bunny Warren, who had reached on a fielder's choice, scored on an error to tie the game at 3-3. But, the home squad rallied and Frank Lewis drove in Orley Louden with a single to notch the winning marker. Walter Goodlands held Winnipeg to six hits, and helped his own cause with two safeties, in going the distance for the win. Frank Lewis led the Albertans with a double and two singles. Warren had two hits and scored both the Winnipeg runs.

Ross, Sigurdson (L) (2) and Mooney
Goodlands (W) and Vaughan, Lewis

(September 18)  Rain prevented the opening game of a scheduled four-game series between Edmonton Veterans and Winnipeg All-Stars.

(September 19)  The Edmonton All-Stars came from behind with five runs in the seventh inning to down Winnipeg 6-2 Friday in the opening game of their series. A scheduled afternoon contest was not played because of rain.  The visitors took the lead with a pair in the fourth inning. Amby Moran's liner over third scoring Hunter Burgess and George Hay.  Edmonton got on the scoreboard in the sixth when winning pitcher Ed Kelso was hit by a pitch, advanced on a passed ball and an infield out and scored on a sacrifice fly.  Edmonton batted around in the seventh to post five markers with Frenchy Adams driving in a pair with a single and Cap Spiessman knocking in two with a three-bagger to left.  The final run came home on an outfield error. 

Ross (L) and Thor
Kelso (W), Lusher (8) and Mountifield

(September 20)   George "Lefty" Kaye was outstanding Saturday holding Edmonton Veterans to two hits in a 7-0 shutout as Winnipeg downed the Alberta nine to split the two games they were able to work in around the inclement weather. The game was played in unfavourable conditions and had to be stopped twice because of rain which became so heavy in the seventh inning that the game was called. Shortstop George Hay belted a two-run homer for the winners. Bunny Warren had two hits, one a triple. Kaye fanned six with no free passes.  Winnipeg had just six hits but were aided by five Edmonton errors. During the game Edmonton Mayor Joseph Clarke appealed to spectators to take up a collection for the Manitoba team as bad weather had lessened the gate receipts. More than three-hundred dollars was collected.

Lusher (L), Hyrriott (5)  and Mountifield
Kaye (W) and Mooney

(September 24)   Calgary Hustlers blanked Edmonton Veterans 4-0 in the deciding game of their best-of-five Alberta senior baseball playoff. Hustlers now meet Medicine Hat for the provincial title.  Stiffy Lewis pitched the shutout, giving up just four hits, the same number as losing hurler Ed Kelso.  Hustlers got on the scoreboard in the first inning as Frank Lewis was hit by a pitch and eventually scored on an infield out.  They added one in the fifth when Lewis singled to drive in Charlie Huffman. In the seventh Stiffy Lewis knocked in Scotty Mitchell who had reached on a bunt and Andy Baxter wrapped up the scoring in the eighth belting a triple and coming home on a sacrifice fly. 

Kelso (L) and H. Adams
S.Lewis (W) and D.Lewis

(September 27)    Calgary Hustlers fell behind 5-0 in the top of the first inning but rebounded to defeated Medicine Hat Monarchs 13-9 to split the first two games of the provincial championship.  Medicine Hat was awarded the first game by default when the Hustlers could not field a team on time.  The game was played in spite of inclement conditions, with snow coming down for hours prior to the start time.  Joe Carnegie paced the winners with three hits one a bases-clearing three-bagger. Guthro, who relieved in the second inning allowed just three hits the rest of the way en route to the pitching win. Harry O'Neill took the loss giving up eight hits, six walks and three hit batsmen. At the plate, however, O'Neill rapped a two-run homer and a single.

O'Neill (L) and W.Cory
Mitchell, Guthro (W) (2) and D.Lewis

(October 01)  Medicine Hat Monarchs thrilled a record home crowd Wednesday with two exciting ninth inning victories over Calgary Hustlers to capture the Alberta amateur baseball championship. Monarchs captured the best-of-five series with 4-3 and 9-8 victories. Both of the winning markers came as a result of Calgary errors. 

In the opener, Calgary broke a scoreless tie scoring three in the fifth inning loading the bases with two out.  A walk forced in the first run and a passed ball brought in another. Joe Carnegie's single scored the third run. The Monarchs responded with one run in the bottom of the fifth when Speedy Wilson doubled to right field and Jack Carpenter drove him home with his own two-bagger.  In the eighth, Lloyd Bracken doubled in two runners to tie the score.  Jack Clark and Wilson led off the ninth for the Monarchs with singles. With Dodger Lewis relieving for Calgary, Bob Lussier reached on a fielder's choice with Clark thrown out at third.  With Carpenter at the plate, Lewis began arguing an umpire's decision and, in disgust, threw the ball on the ground. Wilson took off for third. In trying to nab Wilson, Lewis made a wild heave allowing Wilson to romp home with the winning run.  Harry O'Neill held Calgary to five hits in going the distance for the Monarchs. 

S.Lewis (L) ,D. Lewis (9) and F.Lewis
O'Neill (W) and S.Cory

The second game was a hit-fest as the teams combined for 27 hits.  The most telling statistic however was the seven errors committed by the Hustlers, four at shortstop by Black.  The home squad got the jump with four runs in the first inning on doubles by Harry O'Neill and Lloyd Bracken and a two-run single by Jack Clark. After falling behind 8-5, Calgary rallied to tie with five runs in the fifth frame. Earl Lewis tripled to score Black and Russ Gibson followed with a free pass and stole second. On Andy Baxter's hit to short, Speedy Wilson's throw was well off the mark and both Lewis and Gibson romped all the way home. Joe Carnegie's single brought in Baxter and Hustlers tied the game on a single by Scotty Mitchell and a subsequent error. Calgary got a runner to second with one out in the top of the ninth but failed to score. In the Monarchs' ninth,  After Clark singled Wilson followed with a one-bagger to centre but Clark was thrown out at third. However Swog Cory followed with a single to advance Wilson to third and as Black fumbled Jack Carpenter's grounder Wilson scored the winning run. The Monarchs pounded out 14 hits in the victory, three by Al Smeaton. Milt Cory punched out a pair and scored three times. Joe Carnegie had four hits for Calgary and Earl Lewis added three.

Hartley, D.Lewis (2), F.Lewis (L) (5) and F. Lewis, D.Lewis
Hopkinson, O'Neill (W) (5) and Lussier, S.Cory