Western Canada Baseball 1925
1925 Rosters 
1925 Statistics
1925 Tournaments/Exhibitions
1925 Game Reports   
1925 Scobey, MT     
       
SASKATCHEWAN
SASKATOON CITY LEAGUE 

C.N.R., Columbus Club, Elks
C.N.R. won first half pennant, Elks captured the flag in the second half. C.N.R. won the playoff final.
       
REGINA NORTHSIDE LEAGUE 
Champs, C.P.R., Darke's, Oddfellows
       
MOOSE JAW CITY LEAGUE
Elks, Moose Jaw Club, St. Joseph's
The Moose Jaw Club won the league title defeating the pennant-winning Elks in the playoff final.
       
PRINCE ALBERT CITY LEAGUE 
Birch Hills, C.N.R., Elks, Shamrocks
1925 Saskatchewan Photo Gallery  
1925 Ruthilda, SK.
       
ALBERTA
EDMONTON SENIOR AMATEUR LEAGUE

Centrals, Radicals, Yeomen
       
CALGARY SENIOR AMATEUR LEAGUE 
Athletics, Hustlers, White Sox
       
SOUTHERN ALBERTA AMATEUR LEAGUE
Cardston Colts, Lethbridge Cubs, Magrath Tigers, New Dayton Wanderers, Raymond Beet Thinners, Spring Coulee Red Sox
       
ALBERTA SOUTHERN LEAGUE
Champion, Stavely, Vulcan
       
WHEAT BELT LEAGUE
Champion, Nanton, Stavely, Vulcan
       
CENTRAL ALBERTA LEAGUE
Bentley, Blackfalds, Clive, Lacombe, Ponoka, Red Deer
       
ROSEBUD LEAGUE
Airdrie, Carstairs, Crossfield, Didsbury, Innisfail, Olds
       
CROW'S NEST PASS LEAGUE
Blairmore Bruins, Coleman Tigers, Hillcrest, Michel
       
WETASKIWIN U.F.A. LEAGUE
Bear's Hill, Cherry Grove, Duhamel
1925 Alberta Photo Gallery 
1925 Alberta Game Reports   
       
MANITOBA
WINNIPEG WESLEY SENIOR LEAGUE

Arenas, Columbus Club, Elks, Express-Elmwood, Norwood, Tammany Tigers
       
SHERBURN PARK LEAGUE
Crescents, Great War Veterans, Portage La Prairie, St. Boniface Tigers, South End
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1925 Snapshots
    
       
BRITISH COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER SENIOR LEAGUE 

Athletics, Collingwood, Elks, Hanbury, Liberals
       
VANCOUVER TERMINAL LEAGUE
Asahi, Carleton, Harry Dukers, Mount Pleasant,
       
NEW WESTMINSTER & DISTRICT LEAGUE
Fraser Café, Fraser Mills, Manufacturers, Port Moody, White Rock
       
TWILIGHT LEAGUE
Burnaby, Kerrisdale, Native Sons, South Vancouver Elks
       
DELTA LEAGUE 
Abbotsford, Cloverdale, Ladner, Langley Prairie
       
VICTORIA SENIOR AMATEUR LEAGUE
C. P. R., Eagles, Sons of Canada, United Commercial Travelers (U.C.T.)
       
MAINLINE LEAGUE 
Chase, Enderby, Kamloops, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm
       
WEST KOOTENAY INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Nelson, Metaline Falls, Rossland, Trail
       
MID-ISLAND SENIOR LEAGUE 
Chemainus, Ladysmith, Nanaimo
       
CPC LEAGUE 
Courtenay, Cumberland, Powell River
       
WEST KOOTENAY INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE
Rossland
11
1
Nelson
6
6
5.0
Metaline
5
7
6.0
Trail
2
10
9.0
       
1925 BC Photo Gallery         
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1925 IOCO (Imperial Oil) 
  
1925 Powell River      
1925 Vancouver Asahi     
       

 

While semi-pro teams from the southern part of Saskatchewan were heavily involved in tournament and exhibition action with their counterparts from Montana and North Dakota border towns during the summer of 1925 (see the game reports section for news on John Donaldson, Swede Risberg and Happy Felsch) things were much different further north in the province.

Within the confines of Saskatoon, senior level baseball at the amateur level held the spotlight. After falling behind three games to none with one game tied in the Saskatoon City League playoffs, the Saskatoon C.N.R. team won four straight games from the Saskatoon Elks to take the Hub City title and a berth in the provincial finals. Webb Bird, a transplanted Reginan, playing his second season (of three) in Saskatoon before returning to the Capital City, won the 1925 batting crown although his team, the Elks, failed in their attempt to cop the intra-city laurels.

Expecting a playoff from Regina and Moose Jaw for 1925 amateur laurels, the Bridge City Railroaders, instead, backed into the provincial senior title when neither of the southerners put forth a challenge. The August 28, 1925 edition of the Saskatoon Phoenix suggested that Regina and Moose Jaw were far more interested in tournament and exhibition commitments to the inevitable neglect of their respective city league schedules and that several players, not quite good enough for all-star company, were forced into comparative idleness.


Moose Jaw City League Standings    P   W   L   GBL
Elks                              26  16  10  ----
Moose Jaw Club                    26  13  13    3
St. Joseph’s                      26  10  16    6

Playoffs  :  In a tightly-fought series which began as a best-of-five affair, the second-place Moose Jaw Club entry knocked off the pennant-winning Elks Club in seven games, winning three and losing two while two games were tied.


Mel KerrOutfielder Mel Kerr became the first Saskatchewan player to reach the major leagues.

Born in Souris, Manitoba, Kerr grew up in Saskatoon and became one of the province's most outstanding all-round athletes. 

After leading the Saskatoon City League in hitting in 1924, with a .435 average, Kerr was signed by the Chicago Cubs and was a September call-up.  He played in just one game, as a pinch-runner and scored a run.

Kerr had a solid minor league career ended by a shoulder injury in the early 1930s. 


Both hands

In baseball, one of the rarest feats is having an ambidextrous hurler -- both a righty and a southpaw!

In 1925 there was word of one, playing for a feeder club for the famous Asahis of Vancouver. G. Sarayama attracted the notice of the local paper, the Vancouver World, as he pitched the Mikados to a 10-4 victory over Hanburys in Senior B action at McBride Park on May 13, 1925. Sarayama was the centre of interest as he pitched with his left hand for the first three innings and before the fourth, warmed up with his right. When Stan Clark knocked a two-bagger on a lefty delivery, Sarayama changed hands and allowed only one hit the rest of the game. In the seven-inning contest, he allowed seven hits, fanned six and walked a pair.