1925 Game Reports Vancouver     

1925 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1925 BC Interior 
1925 Vancouver Island   

VANCOUVER SENIOR CITY LEAGUE

The Vancouver Senior circuit maintained its five-team membership in 1925 with the B. C. Athletics replacing the departed 1924 Centrals entry. League play began with a double-header on May 2. Newspaper coverage was, for the most part, good, although in games involving the two lowest achieving teams, the Elks and B. C. Athletics, a few went unreported.

(May 2)  In the most successful opening in the history of amateur baseball in Vancouver, the Senior City League got off to a fine start at Athletic Park when nearly 3,000 people were on hand to view doubleheader action. In the first game, the defending champion Young Liberals and Collingwood, last year’s finalist, met in a ding-dong tussle which saw the Libs plate the game’s lone counter in their initial turn at bat to eke out a 1 to 0 verdict. In the second affair, the highly-touted Elks squad finished on the short end of an 11 to 5 count in their game with Hanbury’s.
Outhit by a 6 to 3 margin, the Grits struck for the one and only run of the opening game when shortstop Bullard drew a one-out base on balls, stole second base and touched home on Charlie Miron’s double. Johnny Nestman of the Collies was the only player on the two teams to get more than one hit. Winner “Lefty” Kaye and losing hurler Hal Puder were both in fine form, each whiffing five.

Kaye (W) and Richardson
Puder (L) and McLean, Esplen (2) 

Hanbury’s virtually put the finale on ice after plating seven counters in the opening stanza. They added another four in the fifth canto before the Elks were able to counter with five tallies in the sixth panel. Outer pasture guardian Bobby Mills stroked a triad of base knocks for the Millmen, one of which was a two-bagger. Fly chasing teammates Doug May and Williams both singled twice as did outfielder Bell of the Antlered Herd.

Farquhar (L), Evans (1) and Cross
Fitzpatrick (W) and Daniels

(May 4)  Three fielding miscues in the opening inning by the B. C. Athletics opened the door for six Collingwood runs, ammunition enough to propel the Collies to a 7 to 3 win at Athletic Park. The A’s outhit the victors by an 8 to 6 margin but were unable to climb out of the early hole they dug for themselves. Winning moundsman Harvey Penfold fanned eight while loser Bill Brand whiffed eleven. Bill Clark of the Athletics led all baton swingers by clubbing a triple and two-ply swat.

Penfold (W) and Esplen
Brand (L) and Smith 

(May 6)  Les Traeger led the Young Liberals to a 3 to 0 whitewashing of the Elks in Senior City League action at Athletic Park. The speed-ball Grit pitcher whiffed no fewer than 13 of the Brother Bills and allowed only two hits. The Politicians scored twice in the opening frame on clean RBI singles by R. “Tat” Larson and Alex “Lefty” Simons. Simons also drove in the final Liberal tally in the third inning on another one-bagger.

Evans (L) and Cross
Traeger (W) and Richardson

(May 8)  Outstanding outfield play and an impressive display of pitching by Hal Puder featured a Senior City League fracas at Athletic Park in which Collingwood blanked Hanbury’s 3 to 0. There were five circus catches in the outfield in this tussle, two of those being outright larceny by Collingwood fly chaser G. Robertson. Puder punched out nine Hanbury batters in securing the two-hit shutout conquest. He also drove in the Collies’ opening tally in the second canto which proved to be the winning counter. Johnny Nestman’s single in the fourth accounted for the final two runs. Third baseman Stew Lindsay of the winners had the game’s only two-hit production.

Kimberley (L) and Daniels
Puder (W) and Duff

(May 9)  Hanbury’s went into a tie with idle Collingwood for second place in the Vancouver Senior City League  by trimming the Elks 11 to 5 in the matinee game of a double-dip at Athletic Park. The Young Liberals remained the only undefeated team in the circuit League following their convincing 6 to 0 win over the B. C. Athletics in the late contest. The Millmen got off to a flying start in the lid-lifter, driving starter and loser Charlie McConnell to the showers before even one out had been made. Norm Goodall’s screaming triple in the opening frame was the big blow. Goodall collected another three-bagger in the sixth inning. Other Hanbury swatters with a brace of blows were Doug May, Charlie Stevenson and winning tosser Ferd Inch. Outfielder Sonny Levin of the Elks also stung the pill for two safeties.

Inch (W) and Daniels
McConnell (L), Evans (1) and Gourlay

Len Arthur whiffed five while allowing four hits, all singles, in pitching the Politicians to their third straight win in the finale. Losing flinger Bill Brand was lit up four four hits and two runs in the opening canto as the Grits took early control of the game. First baseman Haley Jackson, a recruit from Victoria, and shortstop “Tat” Larson both picked up a triad of base swats for the Liberals.

Arthur (W) and Richardson
Brand (L) and Smith

(May 11) Southpaw Tommy Payne pitched the B. C. Athletics to their first victory of the season at Athletic Park when he held the Elks to four hits as the A’s chalked up a 6 to 3 triumph. Until the final stanza, when they scored all three of their counters, the Elks were impotent offensively and had not advanced a runner past second base. Another portsider, Alex Farquhar, hurled for the Antlered Tribe, ringing up eleven strikeouts along the way but was done in by poor control and wobbly support by his mates. Outfielder Phillips and catcher Doug “Googy” Smith each laced two base raps for the Athletics.

Payne (W) and Smith
Farquhar (L) and Cross

Standings            W     L      Pct.
Young Liberals       3     0    1.000
Hanbury’s            2     1     .667
Collingwood          2     1     .667
B. C. Athletics      1     2     .333
Elks                 0     4     .000 
                 

(May 13)  Hanbury’s drew even with the defending champion Young Liberals in the Senior City League after handing the Grits their first defeat of the campaign, a 9 to 2 spanking at Athletic Park. Brilliant fielding behind the steady five-hit pitching of Tommy Raftery propelled the Millmen to the one-sided verdict. The Politicians contributed to their downfall by committing five juicy errors. Rookie catcher Joe Pauche had a tough time behind the dish in handling the slants of two veteran Liberal flingers. Coley Hall and Doug May both swatted a three-ply clout and a one-bagger for the victors while Charlie Miron led the Libs offensively with a pair of singles.

Kaye (L), Arthur (2) and Pauche
Raftery (W) and Daniels

(May 15)  Collingwood moved into a three-way tie for top spot in the Senior City loop after setting down the winless Elks 6 to 4 at Athletic Park. In spite of another loss, the Elks played a much better brand of ball than in their past two starts. Outfielder R. “Hap” Solloway drove in four of the six Collie runs by crushing a triple, double and single. Camille “Lefty” Delcourt held the Antlered Herd to just five hits in the winning route-going hillock performance. In addition to Solloway, Collingwood shortstop Johnny Nestman played an effective role offensively in the game, singling twice and scoring three runs.

Delcourt (W) and Duff
Evans (L) and Cross

(May 16)  Collingwood and Hanbury’s came out of doubleheader action at Athletic Park with victories, creating a two-way tie for first place in the Vancouver Senior City League and knocking the Young Liberals out of at least a share of top spot in the circuit for the first time in three seasons. The Collies dropped the Grits 8 to 7 in the matinee encounter while Hanbury’s edged past the B. C. Athletics 4 to 3 in the follow-up contest.  Collingwood jumped out to an early 6 to 0 advantage but had to hold off a determined late rally by the Politicians to secure the triumph in the sloppily-played opener. Fly chasers King, G. Robertson and “Rap” Solloway each stroked two hits in leading the Collies’ nine-hit attack with a double included in Robertson’s sum of swats. Charlie Miron and Haley Jackson both laced a brace of one-baggers for the Liberals.

Penfold (W), Puder (3) and Duff, Johnston/Johnstone (6), Solloway (6)
Traeger (L), Simons (3) and Whyte

Charlie Stevenson’s triple in the bottom of the final frame of the second game sent Bobby Mills rollicking home with the winning tally for the Millmen in their walkoff win. Mills collected three singles in the contest to emerge as Hanbury’s top lumber slinger. Outfielder Bill Clark paced the A’s with the willow. smashing two doubles and a one-bagger. 

Brand (L) and Smith
Fitzpatrick (W) and Daniels

(May 18)  A superb pitching performance by Tommy Payne spearheaded the B. C. Athletics to a 5 to 0 blanking of Hanbury’s at Athletic Park. Payne held the Millmen to just two hits and fanned eight while issuing nary a free pass. The A’s managed to scrape together just three safeties but were the recipients of 13 walks by the tandem of loser Murray Mouat and reliever Cecil Kimberley.

Mouat (L), Kimberley (3) and Goodall, Daniels (2), May (6)
Payne (W) and Smith

(May 20)  The league-leading Collingwood club trounced the winless Elks 13 to 5 in Senior City play at Athletic Park. For five stanzas, the Antlered Tribe gave the top dogs a good run but, in the sixth panel, the wheels came off as the Collies chased eight runs across the dish. Camille “Lefty” Delcourt tossed a five-hitter in securing the knoll verdict. His batterymate, “Rap” Solloway, slapped out three singles in support of his mound effort while shortstop Johnny Nestman lined a double and one-bagger. R. “Hap” Solloway singled twice for the vanquished nine.

Evans (L) and Carlson
Delcourt (W) and R. Solloway

Standings             W     L      Pct.
Collingwood           5     1     .833
Hanbury’s             4     2     .667
Young Liberals        3     2     .600
B. C. Athletics       2     3     .400
Elks                  0     6     .000

(May 22)  One lone run, scored in the third frame when the Young Liberals registered two fielding miscues, was all that Hanbury’s needed in consolidating their hold on second spot in the Senior City circuit. The 1 to 0 verdict was the slumping Grits’ third straight defeat and evened their record at 3 – 3 for the young campaign. The Millmen had a slight 6 to 4 edge in base hits as winner Tommy Raftery whiffed four while George “Lefty” Kaye, in absorbing the defeat, fanned nine. Outfielders Doug May and Cecil Kimberley of the winners both stroked a brace of singles. Youthful Kimberley, normally a pitcher, displayed the rifle arm he possesses while patrolling right field for the Millmen when, in the seventh inning, he threw out the potential tying run at the plate.

Raftery (W) and Daniels
Kaye (L) and Whyte

(May 23)  The Elks picked up their initial victory of the campaign, defeating the B. C. Athletics. No final score, game details or batteries were located in either the Vancouver Sun or Province.

(May 23)  The varsity baseballers representing the University of Washington in Seattle captured the first of three exhibition encounters against Vancouver amateur clubs when they clobbered Collingwood 12 to 2. Collie chucker Hal Puder held the Collegians in check for the first six innings before the roof fell in. Third baseman Leavers of the Huskies connected for a mammoth home run over the right field fence.

xxx (W) and xxx
Puder (L), Esplen (7) and xxx 

(May 25)  A strong squad of University of Washington Huskies split an exhibition double bill with Vancouver Senior City League opposition at Athletic Park. The Young Liberals, behind the clever mound work of portsider Alex “Lefty” Simons, got by the Collegians 3 to 1 in the matinee game while the visitors came back with a vengeance in the late encounter to decimate Hanbury’s 19 to 0. Outfielder Charlie Miron acquired two base swats for the Grits in the morning contest.  

Shidler (L), E. Tesreau (7) and Boyd
Simons (W) and Smith

The Huskies lambasted a pair of Hanbury chuckers for 23 base blows in the follow-up match. Shortstop Louis Tesreau, nephew of former New York Giants’ hurler Jeff Tesreau, banged out six hits for the Washingtonians. In the three-game series, Tesreau had eight hits in ten at bats.

Gardner (W, E. Tesreau (7) and Walby
Fitzpatrick (L), Robinson and Daniels, Goodall (3) 

(May 26)  A two-run single in the seventh inning by catcher Doug “Googy” Smith broke a 4 – 4 tie and lifted the B. C. Athletics to a 7 to 4 decision over the first-place Collingwood contingent. The A’s added another insurance counter later in the frame to solidify their lead. The Collies had a 10 to 6 edge in base swats with Stew Lindsay and H. “Rap” Solloway each garnering a trio of base knocks. Smith’s two-hit production led the Redshirts’ offensive thrust.

Brand (W) and Smith
Delcourt (L), Puder (7) and H. Cross

(May 27)  The last-place Elks fell to the Young Liberals 8 to 2 at Athletic Park. No game details or batteries found published in either of the Vancouver newspapers.

(May 29)  Bill Clark, husky outfielder with the B. C. Athletics, has forged into the early lead for batting honors in the Senior City circuit. His average of .556 includes 10 base hits in 18 official at-bats. Doug May of Hanbury’s is second with a .526 average acquired on 10 safeties in 19 times at bat.

(May 29)  Collingwood balltossers went to the head of the Senior City Baseball circuit by defeating the Hanbury’s squad 5 to 2 at Athletic Park. The Collies grabbed a 4 to 0 lead in the second inning, sending starter Tommy Raftery of the Millmen for an early shower. Hal Puder struck out seven in going the route for the win on a four-hitter. First baseman Ford of the victors was the only player from either team to gather two safeties. 

Puder (W) and Cross
Raftery (L), Fitzpatrick (3) and Daniels 

Standings               W      L       Pct.
Collingwood             6      2      .750
Hanbury’s               5      3      .625
Young Liberals          3      3      .500
B. C. Athletics         3      4      .429
Elks                    1      6      .143  

(May 30)  George “Lefty” Kaye was in fine form against the B. C. Athletics in the first game of doubleheader action at Athletic Park. The portsider whiffed 14 of the Redshirts while limiting them to three bingles as the Young Liberals edged the A’s 1 to 0. Hanbury’s beat the Elks 6 to 4 in the wrap-up contest. Bill Brand was the hard-luck loser of the opening game pitching duel with Kaye. The Grits’ only run came in the fourth inning when Brand muffed Russ Bullard’s pop fly and Ernie Paepke drove the latter in with a clean single after outfielder Beattie had sacrificed.

Kaye (W) and Whyte
Brand (L) and Smith

Hanbury’s plated all their counters off loser Charlie Evans in the middle innings of the late fracas but were held hitless the rest of the game by newcomer Jerry Reynolds. Ferd Inch had a pair of hits for the Millmen while Cameron Duff of the Antlered Herd was the game’s top swatter with three bingles.

Evans (L), Reynolds (4) and Gourlay
Kimberley (W) and N. Goodall 

(June 1)  A superb mound performance in a relief role by Baden “Babe” Esplen guided Collingwood to an 8 to 3 triumph over the B. C. Athletics at Athletic Park. Esplen pitched shutout ball after coming to the aid of Collie starter Camille “Lefty” Delcourt in the first inning with his team in arrears by a 3 to 0 count. The Suburbanites took control of the game in the third stanza, driving losing flinger Tommy Payne of the A’s from the hillock with a five-spot. From there, it was kitty bar the door with Esplen, who fanned eight, in total command. Outfielder “Rap” Solloway and third baseman Stew Lindsay both poked a double and single for the victors, a feat replicated by catcher Doug “Googy” Smith of the A’s.

Delcourt, Esplen (W) (1) and Cross
Payne (L), Brand (4) and Smith

(June 3)  Overcoming an early 5 to 0 deficit, the Young Liberals came on strong to throttle the cellar-dwelling Elks 13 to 5. Hec Cann’s grand-slam home run in the second frame got the Grits back into the contest after the Antlered Herd had taken a commanding lead. Shortstop Russ Bullard of the Politicians connected for another bases-loaded four-bagger in the sixth chapter which pretty well decided the game. Les Traeger went the distance on the hill for the Libs, spinning a six-hitter and accumulating 13 strikeouts. Charlie Miron of the winners and Sonny Levin of the Elks were the only players to register two hits. Miron’s spectacular snag of Harry Wilson’s long drive in the fifth spasm was the defensive play of the contest.

Farquhar (L), Luxstrom (5) and Duff, Coyle
Traeger (W) and Whyte

(June 5)  Top-dog Collingwood hung up another important victory in Senior City League play, knocking off second-place Hanbury’s 4 to 3 at Athletic Park. Veteran hurler Hal Puder tossed a sterling three-hitter for the Collies, fanning seven along the way. After briefly falling behind 1 to 0 in the top of the first inning, Collinwood responded with a three-spot off losing flinger “Rusty” Fitzpatrick in their half of the frame and maintained a lead throughout the affair although the Millmen put up a spirited rally in the final canto. The winners had a balanced offensive performance with every position player contributing to their eight-hit total. Only Puder was held hitless.

Fitzpatrick (L) and Daniels
Puder (W) and Cross

(June 6)  The Young Liberals won a close 3 to 1 verdict from the B. C. Athletics in the opening match of doubleheader play at Athletic Park. In the late tussle, Cecil Kimberley of Hanbury’s tossed a one-hitter as the Millmen squeezed past the Elks 2 to 0. The matinee skirmish featured excellent pitching with George “Lefty” Kaye besting Bill Brand. Until the final frame, Kaye had allowed just one base hit.

Brand (L) and xxx
Kaye (W) and xxx

A well-executed bunt single by Cameron Duff of the Elks in the fifth frame was the only hit garnered off the slants of Kimberley in the late contest. Newcomer Jerry Reynolds distinguished himself on the mound for the vanquished nine in his inaugural start.  

Reynolds (L) and Hall
Kimberley (W) and xxx

(June 8)  Charlie Evans, the Elks’ mound mainstay and most used pitcher, chalked up his first hillock triumph of the campaign in the 1925 Vancouver Senior City League when the Antlered Herd trounced the B. C. Athletics club 8 to 1. Evans rang up eight strikeouts in recording the three-hit win. Sonny Levin, Bill Tuson and catcher Hall each recorded two hits for the victorious Elks.

Brand (L) and Clark
Evans (W) and Hall

(June 9)  Collingwood stretched their lead in the Senior City loop to two full games by edging the Young Liberals 4 to 3 in one of the snappiest games of the season. The Collies managed to out-swat the Grits by a narrow 7 to 6 margin with both winning hurler Baden “Babe” Esplen and losing moundsman George “Lefty” Kaye performing well. Outfielder “Rap” Solloway of the Suburban Squad collected a brace of safeties, the only player in the contest to register plural swat totals.

Esplen (W) and Cross
Kaye (L) and Whyte
  
(June 10)  Hanbury’s acquired a hold on the runner-up spot in the Senior City circuit by taking a close 6 to 5 decision from the B. C. Athletics at Athletic Park. After falling behind 3 to 0 in the opening canto, the Millmen began mounting a comeback with a three-spot of their own in the second frame. Catcher Norm Goodall cranked out three hits, including a two-ply swat, for the winners. Rival backstop Doug “Googy” Smith and shortpatcher Gord Callaghan both singled twice for the A’s. “Rusty” Fitzpatrick picked up the knoll triumph with 6 2/3 innings of solid relief work. 

Stobie, Payne (L) (3) and Smith
Mouat, Fitzpatrick (W) (1) and Goodall

Standings               W      L       Pct.
Collingwood             9      2      .818  
Hanbury’s               7      4      .636
Young Liberals          6      4      .600
B. C. Athletics         3      8      .273
Elks                    2      9      .182

(June 12)  A three-run third inning was enough to lift first-place Collingwood to a 5 to 4 conquest of the Young Liberals at Athletic Park. The Collies added another pair of counters off losing chucker Alex “Lefty” Simons before the portsider was exiled to the showers in the fifth panel with a hand injury. Hal Puder whiffed six Grits and earned the knoll victory with a seven-hitter. Baden Esplen, playing at the shortstop position for the Suburban Squad, and keystone sacker Hec Cann of the Politicians both ripped a brace of safeties.  

Simons (L), Kaye (5) and Whyte
Puder (W) and Cross 

(June 13)  The Young Liberals and Collingwood improved their standing in the Senior City League in doubleheader action at Athletic Park. In the afternoon encounter, the Politicians blanked Hanbury’s 4 to 0  while, in the wrap-up event, the Collies trimmed the lowly Elks 4 to 2.  With George “Lefty” Kaye shutting down the Millmen on five scattered safeties, the Grits got to Hanbury’s starter Cecil Kimberley for three counters in the opening round and were never in serious peril of relinquishing the lead. Third baseman Jack Fraser banged out a double and single to lead the victors at the platter.

Kaye (W) and Whyte
Kimberley (L) and Goodall

The first-place Collies were only able to register four hits off Seattle import Jerry Reynolds but made them count. Harvey Penfold went the route for the win on a six-hitter as he relied on defensive support to dampen potential rallies by the Elks. Nary a player on either team was able to nick opposing pitching for more than one base rap.

Penfold (W) and Cross
Reynolds (L) and D. King 

(June 14) Latest batting statistics for the Vancouver Senior City loop show Haley Jackson, first baseman with the Young Liberals, pasting the apple at an even .500 clip based on 12 safeties in 24 at-bats. Jackson is closely followed by outfielder “Rap” Solloway of Collingwood who has achieved 18 base swats in 38 times at the dish for a hefty .473 average.

(June 15)  The cellar-dwelling Elks surprised Collingwood, the current penthouse occupiers, with a convincing 11 to 5 conquest. The Antlered Herd laid into losing flinger Camille “Lefty” Delcourt for seven runs before he was derricked in the second inning. Charlie Evans went the distance on a seven-hitter for a rare mound victory. Harry Wilson paced the Elks with the stick, accumulating a double and two singles. Third sacker Maveety was next in line with a triple and one-bagger.

Evans (W) and D. King
Delcourt (L), Esplen (2), E. King (6) and Cross 

(June 16)  The Young Liberals defeated the Elks 8 to 2 in a postponed fixture played at Athletic Park. “Tat” Larson, hurling his first game of the season for the Grits, stymied the Brother Bills on four safeties. First baseman Haley Jackson doubled and singled for the winners while playing-manager Ernie Paepke laced three one-baggers.

Reynolds (L) and King
Larson (W) and Whyte

(June 17)  With both teams trotting out somewhat altered lineups in a Senior City loop fixture at Athletic Park, the Hanbury’s nine prevailed 8 to 5 over the B. C. Athletics. The A’s took an early lead in the contest, much in part to the defensive ineptness of the Millmen. The victors, however, went on the warpath in the third and fourth cantos, storming back with six counters. Bobby Mills’ two-run homer in the seventh panel added the final pair of tallies. Two players from each club, Hanbury’s Ralph Clayton and Norm Goodall as well as losing chucker Ferd Inch and outfielder Phillips of the Athletics, all rang up a pair of base hits. 

Fitzpatrick (W) and Goodall
Inch (L) and Gourlay

(June 18)  Bunching their hits in the fourth frame, a bolstered Collingwood squad of the Senior City circuit blanked an equally reinforced Fraser Cafe nine of the New Westminster & District loop 4 to 0 in a special exhibition tilt played at Athletic Park.

Herb (L) and Goodall
Traeger (W) and Smith 

(June 19)  Hanbury’s clubbed the offerings of “Lefty” Kaye for 14 base clouts in dropping the Young Liberals 9 to 4 at Athletic Park. Leading the Millmen with the lumber was big centre fielder Doug May who blasted a home run and three singles. His round-tripper in the first inning with Charlie Stevenson aboard was of epic proportions and was reported in the local print media as being the only home run in the history of amateur baseball in Vancouver to have been hit over the left field wall at Athletic Park. Bill Brand hurled the first six frames for Hanbury’s to record the mound win.

Brand (W), Kimberley (7) and Goodall
Kaye (L) and Whyte

(June 20)  The Young Liberals blanked first-place Collingwood 6 to 0 to open a twin-bill affair at Athletic Park. The second fixture had the B. C. Athletics edging the Elks 13 to 11. Veteran “Tat” Larson, allowed the Collies only three singles in capturing the early shutout triumph. Third baseman Jack Fraser picked up a double and single for the Politicians.

Puder (L) and Smith
Larson (W) and Whyte

A huge ten run explosion in the second inning of the finale sent the A’s on their way to victory. Losing flinger Jerry Reynolds walked five in that fateful frame while being nicked for two safeties and saw his mates ring up two errors to prolong the meltdown. Cameron Duff had a misjudged fly-ball inside-the-park home run for the Elks in the fifth panel.

Reynolds (L) and King
Stobie (W), Inch and Gourlay, Clark 

(June 22)  The Young Liberals had no trouble in bouncing the lowly B. C. Athletics 11 to 1 in a Senior City League fixture at Athletic Park. The A’s managed only one safety off the slants of winning chucker George “Lefty” Kaye who rang up nine strikeouts in going the distance. Charlie Miron and Haley Jackson, the league’s leading hitter, hit back-to-back home runs for the Grits during a four-run third inning. Adding to the offensive punch of the Politicians were shortstop Russ Bullard who walloped a triple and single as well as second baseman Hec Cann who doubled and singled.

Wilmon (L), Stobie (1), Caswell (3), Payne (5) and Clark
Kaye (W) and Whyte

Standings               W       L         Pct.
Collingwood            11       4        .733
Hanbury’s               9       5        .643
Young Liberals         10       6        .625   
B. C. Athletics         4      10        .286
Elks                    3      12        .200

(June 23)  After fanning as a pinch-hitter in the top of the last canto of a 6 – 6 tie game with two on base and two out, Jerry Reynolds of the Elks ascended the hillock at Athletic Park to hurl the last half of the frame against the B. C. Athletics and quickly retired the first two swatters to face him on ground balls. However, the A’s Tommy Payne hit the first pitch thrown to him for a two-bagger and Bill Clark followed with a single which drove in the tie-breaker in a 7 to 6 walkoff victory for the Athletics. Payne was earlier credited with an inside-the-park home run in the opening round when the outfielders of the Elks played him too shallow which allowed his clout to the outer garden to sail past them. Top swatter for the Antlered Gang of baseballers was keystone sacker Harry Wilson who laced three singles.

Evans, Reynolds (L) (7) and King 
Inch (W) and Gourlay

(June 24)  Collingwood balltossers of the Senior City loop defeated the B. C. Box Manufacturers of the New Westminster & District circuit 6 to 3 in an exhibition tilt at Athletic Park.

Rodick (L), Mills (8) and Somerville
Delcourt (W) and Cross

(June 24)  The B. C. Athletics trimmed the Elks 7 to 4. No game details or batteries located in print media.

(June 25)  Driving starting hurler Bill Brand from the mound in the fourth inning, the first-place Collingwood pastimers hung an 8 to 6 defeat on Hanbury’s at Athletic Park. Reliever Ralph Clayton took over for Brand and did an admirable job, allowing only one hit the rest of the way. Both teams bludgeoned the ball for eight safeties. Winning chucker Hal Puder rang up five strikeouts while issuing one free pass. Art Morse, at shortstop for Hanbury’s, and “Rap” Solloway, in right field for the Collies, turned in the fielding plays of the evening. Solloway, along with fellow fly chaser G. Stevenson and hot corner guardian Stew Lindsay of Collingwood each nailed the apple for a duo of swats while outfielder Bobby Mills of the Sawmillers lead all hickory hackers with a triad of clouts including a two-bagger.   

Puder (W) and Smith
Brand (L), Clayton (4) and Goodall

(June 29)  Collingwood balltossers, leaders of the Senior City loop, were forced to their final turn at bat before defeating the B. C. Athletics 2 to 1. It was a light-hitting affair which saw the A’s out-swat the Collies 4 bingles to 3. A hit by Collingwood catcher Doug “Googy” Smith preceded an error which allowed the backstop to plate the winning tally against his former mates. Outfielder Phillips smashed a solo homer for the Athletics while teammate Joe Ellis singled twice.

 Inch (L) and Gourlay
 Traeger (W) and Smith

(June 30)  With pitcher Charlie Evans in fine form, the Elks baseballers backed him up with a stellar defensive performance which enabled them to defeat the Hanbury’s squad 3 to 1. The Brother Bills collected two earned runs in the third stanza when Sonny Levin and Coyle each hit a single and came around to plate tallies on Maveety’s two-bagger.

Evans (W) and xxx
Mouat (L) and xxx

(July 1)  A Dominion Week Celebration Series involving the current top place teams in each of the four major Senior “A” baseball leagues in the lower mainland got underway at Athletic Park with Collingwood of the Vancouver Senior City League blanking Fraser Cafe of the New Westminster & District League 1 to 0 on Baden “Babe” Esplen’s seven-inning no-hitter. Burnaby, leaders of the Twilight League, knocked off Mount Pleasant Gardens, first-half winners of the Terminal circuit, 5 to 2 in the second encounter. Esplen whiffed five in besting Eddie Olson for the narrow victory. Eric King had two of the Collies’ six hits and drove in the game’s lone counter in the third chapter with a triple that scored Johnny Nestman.

Olson (L) and Buchanan
Esplen (W) and Smith

Burnaby triumphed over the Pleasants when the infielders of the Terminal Leaguers imploded in the fifth round and, through misplays and Neil Silver’s timely wallop, tallied four times. Dave Gray, on the mound for the Twilight Leaguers, was effective with a fast-breaking curve and, outside of two frames, was seldom in trouble. Outfielder Wally Butler of the Suburbanites and catcher Ferguson of Mount Pleasant led their respective squads with the baton, each lacing a pair of one-baggers.

Gray (W) and Black
Chapman (L), Arthur (5) and Ferguson

(July 2)  Going to bat for the final time with the score knotted at 5 – 5, Collingwood of the Senior City loop ran in three runs to defeat Burnaby of the Twilight circuit 8 to 5 and carry off the gold medals in the Celebration Baseball Series. The Collies held a 12 to 10 advantage in base hits while Burnaby out-errored the victors with two of the most glaring miscues coming in the fateful ninth canto which spelled defeat for the Twilight League leaders. Cy McLean, playing first base, ripped three singles to lead the Senior City squad offensively. 

Puder (W) and Smith
Cromer (L) and Ewart

(July 3)  Collingwood bounced the B. C. Athletics nine 8 to 3. No game details or batteries found in print.

(July 4)  The Young Liberals and Collingwood improved their standing in the Vancouver Senior City League in double-bill play at Athletic Park. The Grits knocked off Hanbury’s 6 to 3 to start the proceedings while Collingwood wound up the activities with a 9 to 0 shellacking of the Elks. The Politicians, in spite of narrowly being outhit 9 to 8 by the Millmen in the opener, were better able to bunch their safeties. Hec Cann and Russ Bullard of the Libs as well as Norm Goodall, Johnny Daniels and “Rusty” Fitzpatrick of the Sawmillers each collected a pair of base knocks.   

Kaye (W) and Cann
Raftery (L), Fitzpatrick (3) and Daniels

Les Traeger silenced the Elks on three base hits in the late encounter. Collie infielder Stew Lindsay and outer pasture guardian Eric King both plucked a duo of base swats off loser Jerry Reynolds.

Traeger (W) and Cross
Reynolds (L) and Pauche

(July 6)  Timely clouting by Tommy Payne and Bill Clark in the fifth frame, aided by a dirty bounce which second baseman Charlie Stevenson was unable to handle, engineered the B. C. Athletics to a narrow 4 to 3 victory over Hanbury’s in the final game of the regular schedule for the Sawmillers. The A’s were only able to collect four hits off hard-luck losing pitcher Harry Butler but made them count when the chips were on the line. Top willow wielder in the contest was fly chaser Bobby Mills of the Millmen who laced a triad of one-baggers.

Inch (W) and Gourlay
Butler (L) and Daniels

(July 8)  Heading into the final frame with a one-run lead, the Young Liberals blew up and dropped a 4 to 2 decision to the Elks at Athletic Park. Two bad heaves by the usually reliable Jack Fraser at the hot corner, along with some excellent baserunning by the Antlered Tribe in the last inning, were pivotal in the Elks victory. Only six base hits were registered in the game, four by the Grits, as pitchers Charlie Evans and “Tat” a.k.a. “Skinny” Larson kept the sacks clear for the most part. Larson whiffed nine and also connected for two singles, the only swatter in the game with plural totals.

Evans (W) and King
Larson (L) and Richardson

(July 10)  First-place Collingwood defeated the B. C. Athletics 7 to 4 in the final regularly scheduled league game in the Senior City circuit. Neither team showed much offensive punch, both gathering four safeties but errors were plentiful. The Collies plated a half dozen counters in the second canto but the A’s roared back with four in the top of the third to make things interesting. Stew Lindsay of the victors and Athletics’ outfielder Phillips both registered a double and single. The focus now shifts to the semi-final playoffs in which the runner-up Young Liberals will battle third-place Hanbury’s for the right to square off against the pennant-winning Collingwood nine for the overall league championship.

Inch (L) and Gourlay
Penfold (W) and Cross, Smith (1)

Final Standings        W       L        Pct.
Collingwood           16       4       .800
Young Liberals        13       7       .650
Hanbury’s             10      10       .500
B. C. Athletics        6      14       .300
Elks                   5      15       .250  

PLAYOFFS
Semi-finals
(Hanbury’s vs Young Liberals) 
Best two-of-three series

(July 11)  Hanbury’s captured the Senior City League semi-final opener, defeating the Young Liberals 3 to 1. Both teams stroked the sphere for nine safeties. With the score knotted at 1 – 1 in the sixth stanza, Norm Goodall of the Millmen drove in the lead run with a clean single. Coley Hall’s eighth-inning solo homer provided an insurance run. Fly chaser Bobby Mills of Hanbury’s and Liberal catcher Syd Whyte both ripped a double and one-bagger for their respective teams.

Raftery (W) and Daniels
Larson, Kaye (L) (6) and Whyte

(July 15)  The Young Liberals soundly downed Hanbury’s 10 to 0 to even the semi-finals at a game apiece. The Grits only managed to outhit the Millmen by an 11 to 10 margin but made their hits count in the clutch while the Sawmillers stranded eleven baserunners. Nick Craig earned the hillock triumph, fanning four along the way. Charlie Miron picked up three safeties for the Politicians while teammate Syd Whyte slammed two doubles. Third sacker Harry Butler of Hanbury’s slugged the sphere for a brace of two-baggers and a single.

Craig (W) and Whyte
Kimberley (L), Fitzpatrick (9) and Daniels

(July 18)  The Young Liberals will meet first-place Collingwood in the second lap of the Senior City baseball playoffs. The Grits polished off Hanbury’s 10 to 7 before a crowd of 3,000 at Athletic Park to take their semi-final showdown with the Lumbermen two games to one. Winning chucker “Tat” Larson, also referred to as “Skinny”, twirled into the ninth frame for the Grits before being yanked when the Millmen mounted a late threat. Syd Whyte, Haley Jackson and Jack Fraser all banged out a brace of base swats for the Liberals while Charlie Stevenson ripped a double and one-bagger for the Sawmillers. A highlight of the game was a triple play reeled off by the Hanbury’s squad involving relief pitcher Ralph Clayton, catcher Johnny Daniels and first sacker Norm Goodall. Jack Fraser of the Politicians knocked a teaser to Clayton with two runners in scoring position and nobody out. Clayton then plugged the sphere to Daniels who tagged out an advancing runner at the counting station for the first out. Daniels relayed the pill to Goodall at the initial pillow to retire Fraser for the second out. As the second Liberal runner who had rounded third during all the maneuvering then broke for home, Goodall fired the apple back to the dish where Daniels applied another tag to complete the three-timer. 

Larson (W), Craig (9) and Whyte
Raftery (L), Clayton (5) and Daniels

Finals
(Young Liberals vs Collingwood) 
Best three-of-five series

(July 20)  With George “Lefty” Kaye throwing strikes with consistency, the Young Liberals blanked Collingwood 7 to 0 in the first game of the series for the championship of the Senior City circuit. Kaye was at his best, registering 11 strikeouts while limiting the Collies to just three hits. The Politicians lit up losing flinger Baden “Babe” Esplen for nine base blows and, aided by five errors, were able to inflate the final score. First baseman Haley Jackson nailed a third-inning offering by Esplen for a two-run homer. Charlie Miron had a double and single for the Grits while Kaye and shortstop Russ Bullard both laced a brace of one-baggers.

Esplen (L) and Smith, Cross (7)
Kaye (W) and Whyte

(July 22)  Collingwood evened up the City Senior League final series at a game apiece with a convincing 5 to 1 victory over the Young Liberals at Athletic Park. Hal Puder limited the Grits to just three safeties while ringing up 8 strikeouts in going the route for the hillock triumph. Not one player from either team was able to acquire more than one base knock. The longest blows of the contest were three-baggers blasted by third baseman Stew Lindsay and outfielder Eric King of the Collies.

Craig (L) and Whyte
Puder (W) and Smith, Cross

(July 25)  The Young Liberals forged ahead in the finals for the championship of the Senior City Baseball League when they beat Collingwood 7 to 6 at Athletic Park. The teams were tied 4 – 4 going into the ninth inning when Collingwood scored a pair to take the lead, only to see the Grits respond with a trio of tallies in the bottom-of-the-ninth for the walkoff victory. George “Lefty” Kaye earned the mound win over Camille “Lefty” Delcourt as each hurler struck out ten. The Collies garnered nine bingles off Kaye and the Politicians took a like number off the slants off Delcourt. Each side made four errors. Outfielder “Rap” Solloway of Collingwood picked up three safeties, one being a triple, to lead all swatsmiths. Teammate G. Robertson and Nick Craig of the Libs both stung the pill for a double and single. 

Delcourt (L) and Cross
Kaye (W) and Whyte 

(July 27)  Fighting a great uphill battle after they booted the ball around for six runs in the opening frame, the first-place Collingwood balltossers faded from the Senior City League playoff race, bowing the the Young Liberals 10 to 7 at Athletic Park. The Grits captured the best-of-five series three games to one. It was the third year in a row that they have emerged as playoff champions. Outhit by an 11 to 9 margin, the Collies made a valiant comeback attempt but were unable to get out of the early hole they had dug for themselves. Ernie Paepke, Haley Jackson and Syd Whyte all collected a pair of base raps for the Politicians with Whyte’s total including a two-ply swat. Relief chucker Hal Puder led the Suburbanites offensively with a triple and single while teammate Eric King came through with a double and one-bagger.

Simons  (W), Larson (6) and Whyte
Esplen (L), Puder (1) and McLean 

Post-season exhibition game

(September 7)  A reunion of the 1924 B. C. champion Hammond Cedars preceded an exhibition match with the 1925 Young Liberals, a contest which the Grits won 3 to 1. The Cedars were a bit off color, with some of their members rusty from not playing recently.

Olson (L) and Goodall
Kaye (W) and Whyte


VANCOUVER TERMINAL LEAGUE

Only four teams initially registered to play in the opening of the 1925 Terminal Baseball League, down from six entries in 1924. First out of the gate amongst lower mainland circuits, the Terminal Leaguers began play on April 20. The loop was hit with a jolt of major proportions early in the campaign when the Shelly Brothers Bakery team got off to a horrible start and, with a predictable level of frustration setting in, decided to throw in the towel, leaving only three clubs to battle for laurels the rest of the way. Fortunately for the Terminal Leaguers, the Carleton Centre squad, repeat champions of the Twilight Baseball League, jumped ship to fill the void and restore the sagging number of squads back up to the four level. As a condition for their admittance to the Terminal League, the Carletons assumed the dismal won-loss record of the departing Shelly’s nine.

Game Reports FIRST-HALF

(April 20)  With more than 3,000 spectators on hand, the 1925 Terminal Baseball League got underway as the Asahis shellacked the Shelly’s Bakery squad 10 to 0 in a game shortened to just six frames. Booting the ball around
in the final two stanzas, the Breadmen allowed the Nippons to plate seven counters and run away with the game. Winning pitcher Teddy Furumoto limited the 4X aggregation to only two hits in grabbing the whitewash mound triumph. Outfielder Harry Miyasaki led the victors offensively with a trio of base swats while third baseman Reggie Yasui chipped in with a pair.

Leith (L), Clayton (5) and Vanstall
Furumoto (W) and Horii

(April 22)  Mount Pleasant Gardens registered a victory in their first game of the season, taking the measure of Shelly Brothers Bakery 6 to 5 at the Powell Street grounds. Timely hitting in the fifth and sixth stanzas boosted the Pleasants to their narrow triumph. A two-base hit by second baseman Vollans in the top of the sixth frame drove in the run which put the Gardens squad on top to stay. Hot corner custodian B. Mitchell blasted a triple and double for the winners while fly chaser Don McLean paced the Breadmen with the baton, accumulating a double and single. 

Corson, W. Cadenhead (W) (5) and Ferguson
Clayton (L) and Vanstall

(April 23)  With pitcher Don Mills firing a two-hitter, the Mount Pleasant Gardens nine nudged past the Asahis 3 to 1 to cop their second consecutive Terminal League win. Mills was in constant hot water throughout the contest because of his wildness. He was at his best in the pinches, however, bearing down on two occasions with the bases loaded, allowing the Nippons to tally a lone run on a squeeze play. The usually smooth-fielding Asahis were off form defensively in this fracas, chalking up no fewer than eight errors. Teddy Furumoto gave up four safeties in absorbing the hillock defeat. Middle pasture patroller George Cuvelier of the Pleasants was the only willow wielder from either contingent to acquire plural totals, singling twice. 

Mills (W) and Ferguson
Furumoto (L) and Horii

(April 24)  The Harry Duker’s diamond pastimers, runners-up for Terminal League supremacy in 1924, plated four counters in the initial panel and went on to smother Shelly Brothers Bakery 11 to 0 at the Powell Street grounds. Third baseman John Duker’s home run in the opening canto followed by his run-scoring double in the third frame propelled the Sign Painters to victory in their initial contest of the 1925 season. Smoke ball artist Lorne Thompson breezed to the knoll triumph on a one-hitter while whiffing ten. Outfielder Warren laced a two-bagger and single in support of Thompson’s mound work.  

Leith (L), Clayton (5) and Vanstall
Thompson (W) and Marks

(April 25)  By inflicting a 9 to 0 beating to Mount Pleasant before a crowd of 2,000 at the Powell Street grounds, the Harry Duker’s aggregation of baseballers stepped into a half-game lead for Terminal League honors. The Sign Painters grabbed a 4 to 0 lead in the second panel and breezed to victory behind the stellar five-hit hurling of Dave Scott. John Duker paced the victors’ 12-hit assault against a pair of Mount Pleasant chuckers, slamming a double and two one-baggers. Teammates Calvert and Herod, along with Garden Gang outfielder George Cuvelier, each posted a brace of safeties.

Scott (W) and Marks
Corson (L), Mills (2) and Ferguson 

Standings                W     L      Pct.
Harry Duker’s            2     0    1.000
Mount Pleasant           2     1     .667
Asahis                   1     1     .500
Shelly Brothers          0     3     .000

(April 27) The Asahis turned back the winless Shelly’s 4X Bakery nine for the second time this season when they gathered in the long end of a 4 to 1 count in an interesting fixture at the Powell Street diamond. Veteran soup boner Hatsui “Mickey” Kitagawa of the Asahis held the Breadmen to just four hits while punching out nine would-be hitters. The victorious Nippons clipped Ralph Clayton for six bingles, one of them a circuit-clout off the bat of catcher Yo Horii in the second round.

H. Kitagawa (W) and Horii
Clayton (L) and Vanstall

(April 28)  Mount Pleasant knocked the Harry Duker’s diamondeers from the ranks of the undefeated by administering a 2 to 0 blanking to the Sign Painters. Winning pitcher Bill Cadenhead was brilliant on the knoll, whiffing 14 and yielding just one hit. The Gardens Gang tallied both of their counters in the second frame off losing twirler “Lefty” Strong. Outfielder George Cuvelier and infielder Andrew Tolmie both registered two hits for the winners with a triple included in Cuvelier’s total and a two-bagger in Tolmie’s sum of swats.

W. Cadenhead (W) and Fergusom
Strong (L), Scott (2) and Marks

(April 29)  With two of their regular infielders absent, the Harry Duker’s nine played sub-par defensively and were walloped 13 to 5 by the Asahis. The Nippons struck early and often in the fracas, grabbing a 4 to 0 advantage after one inning was in the books. Asahi keystone sacker Frank Nakamura spanked the sphere for a triad of one-baggers to lead the winners at the dish. Teammates Tom Miyata and Roy Yamamura as well as outfielder Calvert of the Duker’s each stroked a brace of one-base swats.

Thompson (L), Strong (4) and Marks
Kato, Furumoto (W) (2) and Horii

(May 1)  Shelly’s are still looking for their first win of the young season as they again tasted defeat, a 4 to 1 trimming by the Harry Duker’s club at the Powell Street grounds. The Breadmen had plenty of opportunities to score but the pressure seemed to get to them in crucial situations. They had the sacks populated in the fifth with none out but went down quietly when winning flinger Dave Scott fanned the next three batters. Young southpaw E. Kendall went the route on the hill for the vanquished nine, limiting the Duker’s to just four safeties. Outfielder Trotter of the victors and 4X shortstop C. Raftery led their respective squads at the dish, each stroking a brace of base raps with one of Trotter’s blows being a two-bagger. 

Kendall (L) and Clayton
Scott (W) and Marks

Standings                   W     L      Pct.
Mount Pleasant              3     1     .750
Asahis                      3     1     .750
Harry Duker’s               3     2     .600
Shelly Brothers Bakery      0     5     .000 

Following their fifth straight loss of the campaign, the Shelly Brothers 4X Bakery club announced that they would cease operations and bid farewell to the Terminal League after completing their next scheduled game, their sixth of the campaign, against the Harry Duker’s nine. Replacing them in the loop for the balance of the season will be the Carleton Centre club, formerly of the Twilight League.

(May 4)  Mount Pleasant Gardens went to the top of the class in the Terminal League when they bunched their hits against the Asahis at the Powell Street facility and came away with an exciting 6 to 4 win. A five-run outburst in the fifth canto provided the Pleasants with the ammunition for victory. Don Mills picked up the hillock triumph although he was in trouble nearly every inning as per his inability to locate the platter. Catcher Ferguson led the Gardens nine with the hickory, doubling on two occasions, both times driving in runs. Outfielder Harry Miyasaki smacked a two-bagger and single for the Nippons.

Furumoto (L), Kato (5) and Horii
Mills (W), W. Cadenhead (7) and Ferguson

(May 5)  In their farewell performance in the 1925 Terminal Baseball League, the Shelly Brothers 4X Bakery balltossers handed the Harry Duker’s aggregation a surprise 3 to 2 loss. It was the Breadmen’s first triumph in six starts, just as it was their last game. The Bakers slipped over the winning run in the final frame after the score had been tied twice during the contest. Winning hurler Ralph Clayton was in good form, allowing just five bingles while fanning seven. Loser Phil Warne whiffed 13 of the Shelly’s brigade while issuing seven safeties. Shortpatcher C. Raftery doubled twice for the winners while Duker outer pasture patrollers Murray and Lorne Thompson both picked up a brace of one-baggers. The Carleton Centre squad will inherit Shelly’s record of one victory and five losses when they play their initial regular-season Terminal League fixture.

Clayton (W) and Vanstell
Warne (L) and Marks

(May 6)  Careless baserunning cost the Harry Duker Sign Painters a victory in Terminal League play as they were forced to settle for a 1 – 1 draw with the Asahis. The Dukers outhit the Nippons seven to two and had a number of glorious chances to tally. The Asahis, however, were death to baserunners, nabbing two at the platter, three at the hot corner and one at the keystone sack. Dave Scott hurled for the Sign Painters and was only touched for a double by Eddie Kitagawa and a single by outfielder Harry Miyasaki, both swats coming in the fourth frame to combine for a counter. Shortstop Arnold Miller and outfielder Murray were credited with two hits apiece for the Dukers with one of Miller’s drives being of the three-ply variety.

H. Kitagawa, Kato (5) and Horii
Scott and Marks

(May 7)  The Carleton Centre diamond pastimers, winners of the Twilight League title for the last two seasons, lost their first game against Terminal loop opposition at Powell Street when Mount Pleasant Gardens took their measure 6 to 4. Owing to the fact that the Carletons had not been registered for the required three days, the game was played as an exhibition encounter and will be replayed if it has any bearing on the league championship. The Pleasants tallied five of their six counters in the first two innings and had a 6 to 5 hits advantage throughout the contest in base hits acquired. Outfielder George Cuvelier and third baseman B. Mitchell led the victors offensively, each picking up a double and single. The Lundie brothers, Jack and Bob, each stroked a duo of swats for the Cee Cees with one of Bob’s drives falling in for two bases.

MacLachlan (L), Woolridge (3) and Warren
Chapman (W) and Ferguson

(May 11)  Playing flawless defensively while hitting hard and timely, the Carleton Centre diamondeers took an exciting 4 to 3 conflict from the Asahis in their first league fixture in the Terminal loop. The Carletons lit up losing flinger Teddy Furumoto for ten bingles as catcher Warren, with a triple and single, and first sacker Jack Lundie, with a double and one-bagger, led the way with the stick. The Nippons had the potential tying run on third base in the final frame when Herm McArthur, rushed into the game in a relief pitching role, fanned Asahi outfielder Harry Miyasaki for the final out. Fly chaser Tom Miyata paced the Nippons offensively with a double and single.

Woolbridge (W), McArthur (7) and Warren
Furumoto (L) and Horii

(May 12)  The Harry Duker’s squad of baseballers stopped the league-leading Mount Pleasants 3 to 2 in a closely-fought Terminal League skirmish. The Pleasants seriously threatened in the final canto and had the bases loaded before winning chucker Dave Scott whiffed losing flinger Jimmy Chapman for the final out. With the score knotted at 2 – 2, the Dukers scored what proved to be the winning run in the fifth inning when Murray doubled and fellow flychaser Phil Warne singled him home. Gardens’ outfielder Sammy Sinclair stroked a double and a single, the only batter in the clash to accumulate two hits.

Thompson, Scott (W) (1) and Marks
Chapman (L) and Ferguson 

(May 13)  Errors proved costly to the usually smooth-fielding Asahis at the Powell Street grounds where the Nippons fell 4 to 1 to Mount Pleasant Gardens. The score was knotted at 1 – 1 until the top of the final frame when the Pleasants scored three times. A slip by losing pitcher H. “Mickey” Kitagawa while attempting to field a slow roller opened the door for the Gardens Gang. A double by first baseman “Scotty” Lister plus singles by outfielder Sammy Sinclair and second baseman Andrew Tolmie drove in the counters. Winning tosser Bill Cadenhead held the Asahi nine to just four hits while whiffing seven. Tolmie and Sinclair of the victors each had another base knock in addition to their last-inning swats.

W. Cadenhead (W) and Ferguson
H. Kitagawa (L), Kato (7) and Horii

(May 14)  After inheriting a one win and four loss record, the Carleton Centre nine reeled off their second straight Terminal League victory, a narrow 3 to 2 triumph over the Harry Duker contingent. Outfielder Calvert’s two-bagger in the third inning staked the Sign Painters to a 2 to 0 lead. In arrears, the Carletons made their move in the fifth canto and grabbed the lead for good on catcher Warren’s two-run double. Southpaw Herm McArthur fanned 13 of the Dukers in earning the five-hit mound triumph. Lorne Thompson, while whiffing ten and yielding six safeties, was saddled with the defeat. Calvert had another two-ply swat to pace the vanquished nine at the dish while Bob Lundie had a pair of singles plus a couple of stolen sacks for the Cee Cees.

Thompson (L) and Marks
McArthur (W) and Warren

Standings             W      L       Pct.
Mount Pleasant        5      2      .714
Harry Duker’s         4      4      .500
Asahis                3      4      .429
Carleton Centre*      3      5      .375 

* Carleton Centre record includes 1 win and 5 losses inherited from Shelly’s Bakery

(May 18)  An eight-run fourth inning erased an early deficit and carried the Harry Duker’s nine to a convincing 9 to 4 triumph over the Asahis. The Duker’s nine-hit offensive attack was well balanced with only keystone sacker Gus Lillington registering two base raps, a triple and a single. Asahi outfielder Harry Miyasaki crashed a bases-empty inside-the-park home run in the second stanza.

Scott (W) Calvert
Sato (L), Kato (4), Furumoto (7) and Horii

(May 19)  Carleton Centre pastimers took the measure of the league-leading Mount Pleasant Gardens contingent 11 to 7 at the Powell Street grounds. The Carletons bunched a brace of two-baggers around a walk and an error to send four counters across the platter in the opening canto, taking a lead they never relinquished. The Lundie brothers, Jack and Bob, Murray Lovely and catcher Warren starred at bat for the victors.

McArthur (W) and xxx
W. Cadenhead (L) and xxx

(May 20)  Scoring in every one of seven innings, the Asahis stopped the winning streak of Carleton Centre when they swamped the newcomers 16 to 5 at the Powell Street grounds. The Nippons outplayed the Cee Cees in every department and were uncharacteristically powerful with the lumber, smacking three Carleton flingers for 18 hits including a long, three-run homer by catcher Yo Horii in the fourth frame.

H. Kitagawa (W), Furumoto (4) and Horii
Sager (L), Woolbridge (1), McLaughlin (5) and Warren, Scott

(May 21)  The Mount Pleasant Tyees maintained their grip on the top rung in the Terminal Baseball League by handing the runner-up Harry Duker’s squad a 5 to 1 defeat. Although walking eight, winning flinger Jimmy Chapman held the Duker’s to just three hits while ringing up nine strikeouts. He also connected for two timely blows which drove in all his team’s runs. Dave Scott of the Sign Painters suffered his first mound defeat of the season.

Chapman (W) and Ferguson
Scott (L) and Trotter, Calvert

Standings               W      L       Pct
Mount Pleasant          6      3      .667
Harry Duker’s           5      5      .500
Asahis                  4      5      .444
Carleton Centre*        4      6      .400

* Carleton Centre record includes 1 win and 5 losses inherited from Shelly’s Bakery

(May 26)  Speedy outfielder Harry Miyasaki of the Asahis is the early batting leader in the 1925 Terminal Baseball League. Miyasaki is swinging the hickory at a .394 clip after ten games, acquiring 13 base blows in 33 at bats. Teammate Tom Miyata, another fly chaser, is currently in second spot, sporting a batting average of .367 with 11 base hits in 30 turns at bat.

(May 26)  Mount Pleasant balltossers maintained their position at the head of the Terminal League by defeating the Asahis 3 to 1 at the Powell Street grounds. Arnold Bennett had the better of the pitching duel with Teddy Furumoto, allowing only two safeties. The Nippon hurler was touched for six base knocks, four of them being doubles. Both sides played errorless ball. Outfielder George Cuvelier led the Pleasants at the dish, slamming a brace of two-baggers as well as swiping a pair of bases. 

Furumoto (L) and Horii
Bennett (W) and Ferguson

(June 1)  The Asahis inflicted an embarrassing 21 to 10 massacre on the Carleton Centre nine in a sloppily-played Terminal League game at the Powell Street diamond. The Nippons clustered 17 base blows in the wild contest with outfielder Harry Miyasaki laying claim to four lusty bingles. Collecting three safeties apiece were third baseman Junji “George” Ito of the winners and shortstop Bob Lundie of the Carletons.  

Wilmot (L), Miller (2) and Warren
H. Kitagawa, Furumoto (W) (2) and Horii 

(June 2)  Breaking a 1 – 1 stalemate by plating four eighth-inning runs, the Harry Duker’s pulled out a 5 to 1 conquest over the league-leading Mount Pleasant Gardens squad at the Powell Street diamond. Gus Lillington’s triple, sandwiched amongst three errors and a sacrifice, was the big blow for the Sign Painters in their late offensive explosion. Lillington also had a single while southpaw Dave Scott, the complete game winning pitcher, led all swatters with a three-bagger and a brace of singles.

Scott (W) and Marks
Chapman (L) and Ferguson

(June 3)  The Harry Duker’s team of diamond pastimers climbed to within a half-game of the leadership in the Terminal Baseball League at the Powell Street grounds by defeating the Asahis 2 to 1 in a hard-fought skirmish. Although they out-swatted the Nippons by a healthy 11 to 6 margin, the Duker’s left nine runners on base. It took a final frame three-base swat by shortstop Ernie Miller to drive in the winning tally. Dave Scott, in his final appearance with the Sign Painters, picked up the knoll victory. Outfielder Phil Warne had three base knocks for the winners while teammates Arnold Miller and fly chaser Jenkins both ripped a triple and a single. Hot corner custodian Junji Ito singled twice for the Asahis. 

Scott (W) and Marks
Kato (L) and Horii

(June 4)  Mount Pleasant Gardens consolidated their position atop the Terminal League at the Powell Street facility when they trimmed the Carleton Centre squad 7 to 1. Arne Bennett held the former Twilight League champions to just four scattered hits in recording the mound triumph. As a unit, the Carletons played rather listless and sloppily. Bennett had three hits, all singles, of his club’s ten base blows. Teammates George Cuvelier and “Scotty” Lister both nailed a double and single in support of their chucker. Murray Lovely had two of the four base hits accrued by the vanquished nine.

Bennett (W) and Ferguson
Woolbridge (L), Miller (3) and Warren

(June 8)  The Mount Pleasants virtually clinched first-half honors in the 1925 Terminal League when they knocked off the Asahis by a 7 to 3 score. The teams fought on even terms until the fifth frame when the Gardens Gang put the game away, driving Asahi starter Teddy Furumoto to the showers, by plating a three-spot. “Scotty” Lister, catcher Ferguson and third baseman B. Mitchell each rang up a brace of raps for the Pleasants while Roy Yamamura, Harry Miyasaki and outfielder Eddie Kitagawa of the Nippons duplicated the feat with a two-bagger included in Miyasaki’s total.

Bennett (W) and Ferguson
Furumoto (L), Suga (5) and Horii

(June 9)  The Harry Duker’s group of baseballers were officially eliminated from first-half contention when they absorbed a 10 to 8 setback at the hands of the Carleton Centre crew in a ragged game played at Powell Street. Neither team was up to form. The hurlers were wild and the defensive support wobbly. Bob Lundie singled twice for the Cee Cees, a production replicated by Phil Warne of the Sign Painters. Gus Lillington slugged a solo home run for the Dukers in the sixth frame.

Barber (L), Montage/Montague (4) and Warren
Thompson (W) and Marks

(June 10)  Mount Pleasant Gardens are undisputed champions of the first-half of the Terminal League by virtue of their 6 to 5 victory over Carleton Centre at the Powell Street diamond. The former Twilight Leaguers registered all five of their runs early in the battle but wilted as the game wore on. The Hillmen tied the count in the fifth canto and scored the winning run in the seventh when Pat Worley rapped a one-out single, stole second and went all the way to third on catcher Warren’s errant peg to the keystone pillow. He then crossed the plate with the deciding tally on outfielder Sinclair’s infield tap. Andy Tolmie of the Pleasants had two safeties and was the only player in the fracas to manufacture plural hit totals.

Wilmot, Woolridge (L) and Warren
Chapman, Mills (W) (3) and Ferguson

(June 11)  The final game in the first-half of the Terminal Baseball League schedule saw the Harry Duker’s nine emerge with a come-from-behind 6 to 5 triumph over the Asahis. The Nippons scored four times during the first four panels, showing some real class on the bases. Catcher Yo Horii scored all the way from second base on a sacrifice bunt in the fourth while teammate George Ito crashed out a home run in the opening stanza. For five frames, young Ty Suga, a southpaw chucker, held the Sign Painters in check but, in the sixth and seventh, the Duker’s got going as Teddy Furumoto, who was rushed to Suga’s rescue, was wild and couldn’t hold the second-place finishers. Lorne Thompson fanned four in tossing the complete game six-hit win. Horii finished with a pair of safeties as did middle infielders Gus Lillington and Arnold Miller and fly chaser Jenkins of the winners.

Suga, Furumoto (L) (6) and Horii
Thompson (W) and Lillington

Final first-half standings      W        L          Pct
Mount Pleasant Gardens         10        4         .714
Harry Duker’s                   8        6         .571
Asahis                          5        9         .357
Carleton Centre*                5        9         .357

* Carleton Centre record includes 1 win and 5 losses inherited from Shelly’s Bakery

(June 15)  Mount Pleasant got off to a rousing second-half start at the Powell Street grounds by snatching a come-from-behind 6 to 3 win from Carleton Centre. The Carletons derricked Gardens’ starter Jimmy Chapman in the second frame after they had gone ahead 3 to 0. Reliever Arnold Bennett then came on the scene and no-hit the Cee Cees for the remainder of the contest while his mates engineered a comeback. A five-run third inning for the Pleasants was the pivotal game-changer. Shortpatcher Bill Cadenhead and outfielder George Cuvelier ripped a brace of safeties each for the winners with Cadenhead’s blows both being two-baggers. This was the third game in succession that the Garden Gang of diamondeers have played error-free.

Chapman, Bennett (W) (2) and Ferguson
McArthur (L) and Warren

(June 16)  Pitcher Lorne Thompson unfurled a three-hitter and rang up 8 strikeouts in hurling the Harry Duker’s nine to a 5 to 2 conquest of the Asahis in the opening second-half tussle for both squads.Thompson also led the Sign Painters with the willow, pounding out two doubles and a single. Fly chaser Jenkins of the Duker’s belted a home run in the final frame as a crowning achievement for the victors.

Thompson (W) and Marks
Kato (L) and Horii

(June 17)  A wild final frame defined the exciting Terminal League scuffle at the Powell Street grounds where the Asahis and Carleton Centre duked it out with the Nippons prevailing 10 to 9. The Japanese nine were 6 to 2 leaders heading into the top of the last canto but were in arrears 9 to 6 halfway through the panel after the Cee Cees had rallied for seven big counters. Not to be outdone in making a late comeback, the Asahis responded with a four-spot to re-claim the lead and capture the walkoff victory. Collecting two hits apiece in fracas were Roy Yamamura and Eddie Kitagawa of the Nippons as well as both Jack and Bob Lundie, third baseman Rex Cameron, catcher Scott and fly chaser Finlayson of the Carletons.

McArthur, Finlayson (L ) (7) and Scott
H. Kitagawa, Furumoto (W) (7) and Horii

(June 18)  Plating three counters in their final turn at bat, the Mount Pleasant Gardens contingent broke a 2 – 2 tie and defeated the Harry Duker’s aggregation 5 to 2. A key factor in the Duker’s loss was the injury sustained by their starting pitcher Lorne Thompson who had been holding the Pleasants in check. With reliever Phil Warne taking to the hill after Thompson’s leg injury while running to first base, the Hillmen quickly took advantage of the change and the trio of runs were scored as a result of three walks, a hit batter and outfielder Sammy Sinclair’s timely bingle. The Sign Painters had winning flinger Len Arthur on the ropes in their last crack at bat, filling the bases with one down but middle pasture patroller Jenkins hit into a twin-killing to end the game. First baseman “Scotty” Lister cracked a brace of two-baggers for the winners.

Arthur (W) and Ferguson
Thompson, Warne (L) (7) and Marks

(June 21)  George Cuvelier, hard-hitting outfielder of the Mount Pleasant Gardens nine, is wielding a wicked willow baton in the Terminal Baseball League, according to averages published this date in the Vancouver Province. Cuvelier is driving the pill at a .388 pace which is far ahead of most of the regulars in the Powell Street loop. He has amassed 19 base hits in 49 turns at bat. Harry Miyasaki of the Asahis is in second spot, having accumulated 19 base blows in 54 at bats for a .352 average. Technically, George “Junji” Ito of the Nippons has the highest batting average in the circuit with a .476 mark, but with 10 safeties in just 21 trips to the dish, does not qualify on the basis of insufficient plate appearances.

(June 22)  Carleton Centre continued to skid towards the basement in the Terminal Baseball League after dropping a third straight second-half contest, an 8 to 4 pasting at the hands of the Harry Duker’s. The Sign Painters started quickly, posting five counters in the top of the opening chapter. Catcher Marks had three base swats, all singles, of the 12 hits gathered by the victors. Shortpatcher Arnold Miller ripped the sphere for a triple and single while his middle-infield mate, keystone sacker Gus Lillington, had a double and one-bagger.

Warne (W) and Marks
Barber (L), Montage (1), McDonald (7) and Scott

(June 23)  A three-way tie for the leadership of the Terminal Baseball League exists after the Asahis downed first-half champion Mount Pleasant Gardens 8 to 5. Both combatants share top spot in the circuit with the Harry Duker’s nine, each of the triad having two victories and a single loss. The Nippons overcame a 4 to 0 deficit by punching across six counters in the fourth stanza and, in the process, handing Gardens’ chucker Arnold Bennett his first mound defeat of the campaign. Asahi catcher Yo Horii and his batterymate, H. “Mickey” Kitagawa, both raked Mount Pleasant pitching for three safeties. Middle pasture patroller George Cuvelier of the Gardens Gang was the top swatter in the joust with a pair of doubles and a one-bagger.

H. Kitagawa (W) and Horii
Bennett (L), Mills (6) and xxx 

(June 24)  The Harry Duker’s nine connected for only one lone safety off Mount Pleasant chucker Jimmy Chapman but that was sufficient to give them a 5 to 4 conquest of the Gardens Gang. Chapman whiffed eleven but also issued seven free passes which, along with some sloppy defensive support, was his undoing. The Pleasants had led all the way, building up a comfortable 4 to 0 cushion entering the sixth canto. The Sign Painters then picked up two runs in the sixth without registering a hit. In the seventh, Chapman lost his control altogether and, as his support wobbled, found himself facing utility player Williams of the Duker’s who, with ducks on the pond, ripped a single, breaking the no-hitter and driving in what turned out to be the tying and winning counters. The victors played errorless ball and rode a superb relief effort on the mound by Arnold Miller to stay in the game and eventually triumph. Andrew Tolmie of the vanquished nine was the game’s hitting star, blasting a home run and double.

Thompson, Miller (W) (4) and Marks
Chapman (L) and Ferguson

(June 25)  The Asahis kept pace for the second-half leadership of the Terminal League when they outscored Carleton Centre 6 to 4 in a snappy exhibition of baseball at the Powell Street facility. The Nippons scored singletons in the fourth and sixth stanzas to break a 4 – 4 tie and emerge as victors. Hot corner protector Junji “George” Ito ripped three singles for the winners, each of which drove in a run. Although he drew the horse collar at the dish, Asahi shortstop Roy Yamamura distinguished himself afield with a number of sparkling defensive plays. Outfielder R. Dwan and catcher Scott of the Carletons both picked up a double and single.

Furumoto (W) and Horii
Montage (L) and Scott

(June 29)  The Mount Pleasants returned to their first-half stride when they whitewashed the Asahis 6 to 0 at the Powell Street diamond. Len Arthur fanned four and surrendered five bingles in earning the shutout mound triumph. Fly chaser Sammy Sinclair of the Gardens Gang led all swatters, cuffing a triple and a pair of one-baggers. Roy Yamamura, with a double and single, led the Nippons offensively. 

Arthur (W) and Ferguson 
H. Kitagawa (L), Suga (6) and Horii 

(June 30)  The Carleton Centre nine registered their initial victory of the second-half when they defeated the Harry Duker’s 8 to 0. Miller went the distance on the hillock for the Cee Cees in registering the shutout triumph.

Miller (W) and xxx
xxx (L) and xxx

(July 1)  Crashing through their opponents’ untimely defensive letdown for three runs in the sixth round, the Asahis came from behind to edge the Harry Duker’s baseballers 4 to 3 at the Powell Street grounds. Losing flinger “Jit” Lewis, making his debut in a Duker uniform, held the Japanese hitless until the fateful sixth when they bunched all three of their hits, to go along with a costly error, for a trio of counters. Sixteen-year-old schoolboy, Kenichi “Ty” Suga, held the Duker’s to eight hits and rang up four strikeouts in earning the mound verdict. Shortstop Ernie Miller and outfielder Smithers, both of the Sign Painters, each lit Suga up for two hits with one of Smithers’ being a two-base swat.    

Lewis (L) and Marks
Suga (W) and Horii

(July 2)  Mount Pleasant Gardens climbed back on even terms with the Asahis for the Terminal Baseball League leadership when they took the measure of the Carleton Centre contingent 7 to 1 at the Powell Street facility. The Gardens Gang took advantage of Cee Cee errors for an early lead and, though the Carletons started several rallies, they could not break down the strong defense behind winning flinger Len Arthur. Shortstop Bill Cadenhead did the heavy work with the stick for the Pleasants, smacking three singles. Opposing catchers, Ferguson of the winners and Scott of the vanquished nine, both laced a brace of one-baggers.

Arthur (W) and Ferguson
Montague (L), McDonald (7) and Scott

(July 6)  The Asahis escaped with a 3 to 1 triumph over Carleton Centre in a Terminal League tussle which could have gone to the Cee Cees. Rex Cameron came within an ace of giving the Carletons a last-round victory when, with two runners aboard and two batters retired, he caught one of winning tosser Teddy Furumoto’s curves on the nose which soared past the Nippon fly chasers and rolled into the crowd lining the perimeter of the outfield. With a clear field, it would have been an inside-the-park homer but, with the ground-rule in play, it resulted in the only counter of the game for the losing nine. Third baseman Junji “George” Ito and catcher Yo Horii paced the Japanese with the baton, each checking in with two hits. 

Furumoto (W) and Horii
Miller (L), Montague (4) and Scott

(July 7)  The Harry Duker’s contingent of diamond pastimers committed four costly errors at crucial times, three of these blunders being made by Arnold Miller who was judged to be the top shortstop in the Terminal League, as Mount Pleasant Gardens upended the Sign Painters 5 to 3 at the Powell Street grounds. The Pleasants banged out six hits with Pat Worley and Bill Cadenhead acquiring two each.

Chapman (W), Arthur (7) and Ferguson
Lewis, Miller (L) and Marks

(July 8)  Bunching hits in the second, third and fourth rounds off Len Arthur’s shoots, the Asahis went on to hand the Mount Pleasant Gardens nine an 8 to 3 trimming at the Powell Street ball yard. The win for the Japanese shot them into a one-game lead for the second-half crown in the Terminal League. They were flashy on the basepaths and gave winning tosser, young Ty Suga, sparkling defensive support. The defeat for Arthur was his first of the season. Third baseman Junji “George” Ito and outfielder Eddie Kitagawa of the Nippons as well as Andrew Tolmie and outfielders Sammy Sinclair and Jack Armstrong of the Hillmen all registered a brace of base hits.

Suga (W) and Horii
Arthur (L) and Ferguson 

Standings                   W     L      Pct.
Asahis                      6      2     .750
Mount Pleasant Gardens      5      3     .625
Harry Duker’s               3      4     .429
Carleton Centre             1      6     .143

(July 9)  The Harry Duker’s jumped back into the race for second-half honors in the Terminal League by administering an 11 to 5 thumping to Carleton Centre. The Dukers pounded the offerings of the Carleton hurlers for 13 base knocks including a homer by shortstop Arnold Miller. Winning moundsman Lorne Thompson banged out three safeties in support of his effort on the hill. Outfielder Murray Lovely of the Cee Cees smashed a circuit-clout. 

Montague (L), McDonald and Scott
Thompson (W), Lewis and Marks

(July 13) The Asahis captured their fourth straight Terminal League victory when they took the Harry Duker’s nine into camp 13 to 8 at the Powell Street diamond. It was one of the wildest contests of the campaign with both teams mounting assaults virtually every frame. Each club used three heavers and there was plenty of sound swatting. A six-run third inning provided the Nippons with a sufficient cushion to keep on top throughout the balance of the contest although the Sign Painters continually threatened. Shortstop Roy Yamamura of the winners and Duker’s starting flinger Sykes led their respective squads with the baton, each securing three base raps.

H. Kitagawa (W), Suga, Furumoto and Horii
Sykes (L), Lewis, Warne and Marks

(July 14)  The Mount Pleasant Gardens gang of baseballers polished off the Carleton Centre squad 4 to 1 in a quickly-played Terminal League set-to. Both teams played a snappy brand of ball and base hits were limited to just two for the Carletons and three by the Hillmen as winning pitcher Arnold Bennett and losing flinger Miller were in fine form. Shortstop Bill Cadenhead of the Pleasants ripped a pair of singles, the only batter from either team to reach plural swat figures. The lone misplay of the game was a dropped throw by Carleton’s first sacker Warren, an untimely miscue which ultimately cost the Cee Cees four runs.

Miller (L) and Scott
Bennett (W) and Ferguson

(July 15)  Playing the same sizzling style of ball that has characterized their recent games, the Asahis shutout Carleton Centre 7 to 0 at the Powell Street facility. The victory boosted the Nippons back into a full game lead for second-half supremacy in the Terminal circuit. Teddy Furumoto earned the whitewash win, setting the Cee Cees down on five safeties while whiffing four. The Carletons played poor defensively, committing six miscues. Outfielder Tom Miyata stroked a pair of singles in leading a well-balanced offensive thrust by the Japanese while keystone sacker R. Dwan was best with the hickory for the vanquished nine, smacking a double and a one-bagger. 

Montage/Montague (L) and Scott
Furumoto (W) and Horii

(July 16)  Mount Pleasant Gardens moved closer to the first-place Asahis by taking the Harry Duker’s contingent into camp 10 to 7 in a free-hitting Terminal Baseball League contest. The Gardeners banged out 18 base blows including three singles by George Cuvelier, a home run and one-bagger by catcher Ferguson and a double and single by third baseman Andy Tolmie. Leading the nine-hit offense of the Sign Painters was keystone sacker Gus Lillington who blasted a four-bagger to go along with three singles. Teammates Lorne Thompson, the losing hurler, and third baseman Williams each contributed a double and single.

Thompson (L) and Marks
Chapman  Arthur (W) (4) and Ferguson

(July 20)  The Asahis were beaten 9 to 8 by the Harry Duker’s in an exciting game at the Powell Street grounds but will be awarded the game by default as the Sign Painters used southpaw pitcher Kozak who was declared ineligible for not being a resident of the city as of June 1. On the diamond, the Nippons were off color in their fielding which aided the Duker’s immensely in plating nine runs. Kozak belted a home run in his Terminal League debut. 

Kozak (W) and Shillingford
H. Kitagawa (L), Furumoto (4) and Horii

(July 21)  Mount Pleasant had little difficulty in disposing of the Carleton Centre diamond pastimers 7 to 1 at the Powell Street grounds. The Garden Gang played errorless ball behind the steady hurling of winning tosser Arnold Bennett. Fly chaser George Cuvelier slammed out three hits for the Hillmen including a home run and triple. Fellow Pleasant outfielder Sammy Sinclair also delivered a four-ply wallop.

Bennett (W) and Ferguson
Miller (L), Montage/Montague (4) and Scott

(July 23)  The Mount Pleasant Gardens nine moved into a tie for first spot in the second-half standings of the Terminal Baseball League by bumping the Asahis 7 to 1 before 3,500 spectators at the Powell Street facility. The Pleasants led from start to finish, outhitting the Nippons by a 12 to 5 margin. Hot corner guardian Andrew Tolmie was the hot willow wielder for the Hillmen, drilling a pair of doubles and a single. Pat Worley, catcher Ferguson and outfielder Jack Armstrong each contributed a brace of one-baggers. With these two combatants finishing the second-half in a tie, a sudden-death game will decide honors.

Arthur (W) and Ferguson
Suga (L), Furumoto (5) and Horii

(July 27) Mount Pleasant avoided having to square off with the Asahis for the overall championship of the Terminal Baseball League by downing the Nippons 9 to 4 in the last second-half contest of the campaign. The win for the Gardens Gang clinched the final-half standings for them which, along with first-half honors previously garnered, negated the need to battle for undisputed supremacy in a playoff. For the first four rounds of the contest, the Japanese looked like winners but, in the fifth, trailing 4 to 2, the Hillmen began their comeback which netted them four tallies in that frame and another three in the sixth panel. Andy Tolmie’s three-base blow in the fateful fifth with the bases loaded was the deciding swat of the fracas. Tolmie wound up as the star offensive player adding three singles to his three-bagger for four hits overall. Speedy infielder George “Junji” Ito slammed a brace of triples for the Asahis. 

H. Kitagawa (L), Furumoto (5), Kato (6) and Horii
Bennett, Arthur (W) (4) and Ferguson 

(July 28)  In preparation for the provincial playoffs, the Terminal League champion Mount Pleasant Gardens team duked it out with a select group of players from the Asahi, Harry Duker’s and Carleton Centre squads in an exhibition encounter. The Pleasants were beaten 8 to 5 by the All-Stars as Gus Lillington of the Duker’s and George Cuvelier of the Gardens Gang rang up three hits apiece with each belting a home run.

W. Cadenhead (L) and Ferguson
Thompson (W) and Marks

RUNNER – UP CUP  (Harry Duker’s vs Asahis) 
Best-of-three series

The Terminal League completed the season with the second-place finishers from the first and second halves of the campaign squaring off for a trophy appropriately called the Runner-Up Cup.

(July 29)  The Harry Duker’s got the jump on the Asahis in the battle for the Runner-Up Cup of the Terminal Baseball League when they won an exciting extra-inning contest 6 to 5. Winning heaver Phil Warne ably supported his mound effort by slamming a pair of doubles and a single. A two-bagger off the bat of Duker outfielder Lorne Thompson in the eighth frame drove in the winning run.

Warne (W) and Marks
Suga (L), Kato (5) and Horii 

(July 30)  Harry Duker’s Sign Painters captured the Canadian-Japanese Cup, a trophy emblematic of the overall second-place finisher in the Terminal League, by taking down the Asahis 9 to 5 in the final contest of the season. The Sign Painters jumped into a 4 to 0 lead in the opening canto and held off a sustained effort by the Nippons to tie the contest. Shortstop Arnold Miller of the Duker’s had a good night with the bat, slamming a home run and two singles.

Kato (L), Furumoto (6) and Horii
Thompson (W) and Marks


VANCOUVER TWILIGHT LEAGUE

The 1925 Vancouver Twilight association remained primarily a collection of teams from the suburbs but the loop was initially reduced from six to five teams with the Britannias and Ex-King George teams of 1924 disbanding and a new club, the Native Sons of Canada, joining the ranks. Just prior to the scheduled league opening, however, the Twilighters were stunned when the two-time defending champion Carleton Centre aggregation abandoned the circuit to join the rival Terminal League, leaving just four clubs to battle it out for supremacy of the 1925 loop. A revised 48 game schedule was implemented and play began on May 7 and saw the Burnaby entry dominate from start to finish.

(May 7)  Burnaby captured the opening game of the 1925 Twilight Baseball League by defeating the Kerrisdale Tyees 6 to 3 at Central Park. Taking advantage of a crucial error in the final canto, the Burnabyites plated three counters to break a 3 – 3 tie. Winning tosser Dave Gray limited the Tyees to just four hits. Both he and loser “Red” McDonald struck out seven batters. Kerrisdale’s “Lefty” Moffatt and Burnaby catcher Simpson led their respective teams with the lumber, each pounding a triple and single. Outfielder Pat Worley of the victorious nine also did well with the hickory, stinging the pill for a two-bagger and single.

McDonald (L) and Frith
Gray (W) and Simpson

(May 8)  The Native Sons of Canada made an auspicious debut in the Twilight League when they smashed their way to a 7 to 5 win over the South Vancouver Elks at the Powell Street diamond. A pair of three-run innings did the trick for the Sons. First baseman S. Johnston and winning pitcher Patterson both had two hits for the victors while South Vancouver second baseman Les Torey led all bludgeon hackers with a trio of base knocks.  

Miller (L), Boyes (5) and Bolonski
Patterson (W) and McCulloch

(May 9)  The Kerrisdale baseballers dropped their second straight Twilight League contest, falling 12 to 4 to the South Vancouver Elks. Outfielder Ed Trayling’s first-inning two-run homer got the Elks off and running to their victory. Trayling garnered batting honors for the loosely-played joust, winding up with three safeties altogether. Neither starting pitcher made it past the fourth frame. Elks’ hurler Barnes, of no-hit fame as a member of the defunct Britannias, did an outstanding job in relief.

Diebolt (L), xxx (4) and xxx
Hunter (W), Barnes (4) and xxx

(May 12)  A brilliant pitching performance by Carl Crowder enabled Burnaby to walk off with a 6 to 2 win over Kerrisdale in a Twilight League fixture. Crowder yielded just three hits and rang up 13 strikeouts, including the first 12 batters he faced over the initial four innings. He weakened after that, however, after receiving a blow to the temple from a thrown ball after he had hit a double. Burnaby essentially won the game in the third frame when they batted around and collected five runs. Burnaby backstop Simpson was the lone player in the game to collect two base hits. 

Crowder (W) and Simpson
McDonald (L) and Frith

(May 13)  After falling behind 4 to 0 in the top of the opening frame, Burnaby turned on the jets and countered with six big tallies in their half of the canto and went on to salvage a 7 to 4 win over the South Vancouver Elks. Dave Gray went the route on the hillock for Burnaby in taking the mound decision with a five-hitter. The Elks were outhit by a 7 to 5 margin. Nary a lone swatter from either aggregation was able to accumulate more than one base rap. Defensively, South Vancouver outfielder Graham supplied the fielding features by spearing three long drives which were labeled for extra bases.

Barnes (L), Boyes (1) and Bolonski
Gray (W) and Simpson

(May 15)  The Kerrisdale Tyees walloped the Native Sons of Canada squad 12 to 3 in a one-sided Twilight League fixture at the Powell Street grounds. Outer pasture guardian “Lefty” Moffatt sparkled at the platter for the Tyees, smashing a round-tripper and a brace of doubles.

Diebolt (W) and Frith
Bellamy (L) and McCulloch

(May 16)  The South Vancouver Elks defeated the Native Sons of Canada 7 to 4 in a free-hitting and loosely-played Twilight League fixture at Wilson Park. Both teams garnered eight hits but defensive bobbles, seven by the Elks and six on the part of the Sons, played a part in the final outcome. First sacker Taylor of the Antlered Tribe belted a second-inning four-bagger. Shortstop Alva Sibbett bagged a double and single for the Sons. 

Patterson (L) and McCulloch
Sager (W) and Boyes

(May 19)  Kerrisdale jarred the Native Sons in Twilight League action, winning by a 12 to 4 count. The loss for the Sons dropped them into the basement of the circuit. The Tyees’ “Lefty” Moffatt went the route on the hillock for the mound triumph, limiting the Native Sons to three hits, two by catcher Fred McCulloch. Moffatt also whacked his second round-tripper of the young season while teammates Russell and Douglas contributed two hits apiece, Russell’s raps being a triple and two-bagger and Douglas’ swats a three-bagger and single.

Moffatt (W) and Frith
Patterson (L), Bowes (5) and McCulloch

(May 20)  Dave Gray, normally considered just the pitching ace for the powerful Burnaby squad, took on the hero’s mantle with his pinch-hitting prowess as he hit a two-out single in the bottom of the last frame, driving in the winning counter, to give his mates a walkoff 5 to 4 win over the Kerrisdale Tyees. The win kept Burnaby’s perfect record intact. Winning pitcher “Lefty” Cromer and outfielder Pat Worley both collected two singles for the winners.

McDonald, Diebolt (L) (4) and and Frith
Cromer (W) and Simpson

(May 22)  A two-run homer by “Tat” Boyes in the top of the final canto allowed the South Vancouver Elks to escape with a 5 – 5 tie in their Twilight League tussle with the Native Sons. Sons’ catcher, Cocker, was the batting star of the game, connecting for two triples and a single while his hulking teammate, first sacker “Swede” Johnston, poled a fifth-inning circuit-clout.

G. Ross, Barnes and Boyes, Bolinski
Smith and Cocker

(May 25)  Dave Gray, pitching ace of the undefeated Burnaby squad, tossed a seven-inning no-hit, no-run game in leading the Suburbanites to a 2 to 0 triumph over the South Vancouver Elks. Gray rang up 12 strikeouts during his outstanding mound performance. His batterymate, catcher Simpson, was the only player to connect for two base raps.

Gray (W) and Simpson
Boyes (L) and Bolinski

(May 26)  A slashing three-bagger by second-baseman Widdows in the top of the last inning paved the way for the South Vancouver Elks to defeat the Kerrisdale Tyees 3 to 2 and take a hold on second place in the Twilight Baseball League. Both teams connected for seven base hits yet errors crept in at crucial times with the result that not a run was earned by either team. Losing flinger Diebolt had electric stuff and was impressive in defeat, fanning ten opposition batters. Shortstop Raftery singled twice for the Elks and stole three bases while Tyees’ first sacker Gibson laced three safeties, including a triple.

Barnes (W) and Boyes
Diebolt (L) and Frith

(May 29)  Pounding three pitchers for ten safeties which, combined with seven errors, turned the game into the semblance of a merry-go-round, Burnaby continued to firmly entrench themselves in top spot in the Twilight League by crushing the Native Sons 14 to 5 at the Powell Street facility. The game featured four home runs, four-baggers by George Syrotuck and Jimmy Condon of Burnaby as well as circuit-clouts by third baseman McLean and outfielder Patterson of the Sons. Syrotuck and Condon also had singles for a two-hit game each.

Crowder, Gray (W) (2) and Simpson
Cocker (L), Smith (2), Patterson (3) and McCulloch

(May 30)  Kerrisdale went into a tie for second place in the Twilight Baseball league by defeating the South Vancouver Elks 6 to 4. A home run by initial sacker Gibson with two aboard in the fifth panel provided the Tyees with a comfortable lead and, with winning tosser “Red” McDonald in fine fettle, Kerrisdale was never headed.

McDonald (W) and Frith
Hunter (L), Barnes and Boyes 

(June 5)  With each team smacking the sphere for a dozen base blows, Kerrisdale and the Native Sons battled to a 10 – 10 tie. Stranded runners on the basepaths were a direct factor in the Sons not winning out as no less than eleven died on base. Complete-game hurler Smith led the Sons at the dish with a triad of base raps. Keystone sacker Watkins was best with the lumber for the Tyees, belting a brace of two-baggers.

Diebolt, McDonald and Frith
Smith and McCulloch

(June 6)  The Native Sons failed to hold a five-run lead obtained in the first inning, allowing the South Vancouver Elks to take advantage of a crippled lineup and come back for a 15 to 7 victory.

E. Boyes (L), McLean and McCulloch
Sharp, Sager (W) and T. Boyes

(June 9)  The hitting of “Tiny” Frith, hulking catcher of the Tyees, featured the 7 to 4 victory by Kerrisdale over the Native Sons in Twilight League action. Frith hammered three triples, all timely wallops, which supplied the winners with six of their seven runs. His batterymate, “Lefty” Moffatt, picked up the mound verdict , fanning eight while spinning a seven-hitter.

Patterson (L), McLean, Smith and McCulloch
Moffatt (W) and Frith

(June 10)  Burnaby registered their seventh straight triumph in the Twilight Baseball League by defeating the Kerrisdale Tyees 3 to 1. “Lefty” Cromer fanned seven while tossing a two-hitter for the hillock win. The league-leaders managed only four hits off losing flinger Diebolt but they were able to bunch three of them in the fourth stanza when they plated all their runs.The Tyees made a great effort in the last inning but a close decision at the plate cut off their chance to make a garrison finish.

Diebolt (L) and Frith
Cromer (W) and Simpson

Standings                   W     L      Pct.
Burnaby                     7     0    1.000
South Vancouver Elks        4     4     .500
Kerrisdale Tyees            4     6     .400
Native Sons                 1     6     .143

(June 12)  The second-place South Vancouver Elks buried the lowly Native Sons 7 to 2 in a Twilight League fixture at the Powell Street grounds. Winning flinger Barnes fired a six-hitter while ringing up an equal number of strikeouts. Keystone sacker E. Ross laced three singles for the winners while teammate “Lefty” Hunter belted a home run and one-bagger. Alva Sibbett, the former Edmonton player, sparkled defensively at shortstop for the Sons and also picked up a double and single in two official at-bats.

Barnes (W) and Boyes
Smith (L) and McCulloch 

(June 16)  The South Vancouver Elks overcame an early deficit and went on the hammer Kerrisdale 10 to 1 in a Twilight League skirmish. The Tyees notched a singleton in the first canto and hung on to that lead until the fifth round when the Elks exploded for six counters and the rout was on thereafter. Winning flinger Barnes tossed a five-hitter while whiffing four. “Lefty” Hunter banged out three hits for South Van, all singles, while teammate Bill Widdows creamed the orb for a brace of two-baggers.

Barnes (W) and Basiren
McDonald (L) and Frith

(June 17)  The Burnaby nine punched out 13 base blows in taking down the Native Sons 11 to 3 in a Twilight League fixture. The Suburbanites held only a 3 to 2 edge heading into the fifth round but then played the hit-and-run game to perfection in the late innings to run away with the contest. Outfielder Neil Silver, late of the Collingwood team, was the master-of-swat in the fracas, belting two doubles and a single for the victors. Initial sacker “Swede” Johnson led the Sons’ offensive thrust with a double and one-bagger.

Boyes (L), Patterson (5) and McCulloch
Crowder (W), Gray (5) and Black

(June 19)  Burnaby ran in six first-inning counters in blowing out the Native Sons of Canada 13 to 3. Starting heaver “Lefty” Cromer of the Suburbanites was banished from the game in the second inning for striking the plate umpire. Shortstop Don McLean had three hits for the winners, all singles. His teammate, outfielder Neil Silver, supplied the power, smashing a home run and triple. 

Bellamy (L), Boyes, Moffatt and Cocker
Cromer (W), Gray (2) and Black

(June 20)  The top ten hitters in the Twilight League for the first half of the 1925 season as reported in the Vancouver Province of this date are listed below.

                                             AB        R         H       Avr.
Hunter (South Vancouver Elks)                12        3         6      .500
Simpson (Burnaby)                            24        7        11      .458
Sibbett (Native Sons of Canada)              16        4         7      .438
E. Ross (South Vancouver Elks)               21        7         9      .429
McLean (Native Sons of Canada)               19        4         8      .421
Raftery (South Vancouver Elks)               26        5        10      .385
Brown (Native Sons of Canada)                20        3         7      .350
Russell (Kerrisdale Tyees)                   36        7        12      .333
Frith (Kerrisdale Tyees)                     33        8        11      .333
McCulloch (Native Sons of Canada)            24        4         8      .333

(June 20)  Plating eleven big counters in the fourth panel, the South Vancouver Elks ran roughshod over the Kerrisdale Tyees 17 to 5. Two of the tallies crossing home plate in the fourth were of the four-ply clout variety.

Diebolt (L), McDonald ((4) and Frith
Sager (W), Boyes and Basiren

(June 23) Veteran “Lefty” Cromer, crack southpaw of the Burnaby team, was suspended by the Twilight League until June 30 for drilling umpire Bert Murray with an uppercut in a game on June 19 against the Native Sons. The penalty, considered as being very lenient, was arrived at with respect for Cromer’s previous record of good conduct during his playing career of 17 seasons.

(June  23)  The Kerrisdale Tyees slapped down top-ranked Burnaby 7 to 4 in a Twilight League scuffle. The Tyees never trailed after jumping into a 4 to 0 opening-inning lead although Burnaby held a slight 7 to 6 margin in base hits. Winning chucker “Lefty” Moffatt aided his mound effort by lacing the pill for two safeties, one of which was a two-run homer in the fourth canto. His batterymate, catcher “Tiny” Frith, clubbed a double and single. Dave Gray and second baseman J. Brady both singled twice for the Burnabyites. 

Crowder (L), Gray (4) and Black 
Moffatt (W) and Frith

(June 24)  By virtue of a 7 to 5 conquest of first-place Burnaby, the runner-up South Vancouver Elks moved to within a game of the penthouse dwellers. The game had several tense moments but, in the end, poor defensive play by Burnaby cost them the contest. Although the Burnabyites outhit the Antlered Herd by almost a two to one margin, 15 to 8, the support given losing chucker Dave Gray was spotty at best. Versatile “Tat” Boyes, on the hillock for South Vancouver, registered his second mound victory of the season over the top-dogs. Shortstop Raftery of the Elks had half his team’s base knocks, nicking Gray for four safeties including a double and triple.

Boyes (W) and Basiren
Gray (L) and Ewart

(June 26)  The hard-luck Native Sons dropped another close decision, a 7 to 6 verdict against the Kerrisdale Tyees. Trailing 7 to 3 in their last turn at the dish, the Sons put up a three-spot, falling one short of tying the match. Outhitting the Tyees by a narrow 10 to 9 margin, the Sons were led at the platter by outfielders Brown and Cocker as well as keystone sacker Olson , all of whom stung the sphere for a brace of base blows. First baseman “Swede” Johnson followed suit with a home run. Fly chaser Diebolt singled twice for Kerrisdale. 

L. Moffatt (W) and Frith
E. Boyes (L) and O’Connor

(July 3)  With pitcher Dave Gray ringing up 13 strikeouts, Burnaby cruised to an 6 to 0 shutout victory over the Native Sons of Canada. The Sons were able to touch Gray for just three hits with shortstop Alva Sibbett the only real thorn in Gray’s side. The Native Sons’ sparkplug infielder, an Edmontonian, ripped a triple and double to top all swatters. Rival shortpatcher Harvey Asserlind of the Suburbanites led the winners’ well-balanced 9-hit offensive thrust with a double and single. Teammate Neil Silver connected for an opening-inning home run.

Gray (W) and Black
Smith (L) and O’Connor

(July 4)  The South Vancouver Elks ran up the season’s record scoring spree in the Twilight League, blasting the Kerrisdale Tyees 21 to 7. Every player in the lineup for the Antlered Herd had at least one hit. Despite this balanced attack, the batting honors in this contest went to the Tyees who hammered out three home runs, including a pair by third sacker Russell, each of which was clouted with the bases empty.

xxx (L) and xxx
xxx (W) and xxx

(July 7)  “Red” McDonald rang up 13 strikeouts in pitching the Kerrisdale Tyees to a 7 to 4 win over the Native Sons of Canada, The Sons actually out-hit the Tyees by a 7 to 6 margin but errors cost them the contest. A pair of miscues in the initial round helped Kerrisdale pick up a quartette of counters and they were never headed. Catcher O’Connor of the Native Sons had a pair of base raps, the only player in the game to accumulate plural hit totals. 

Boyes (L) and O’Connor
McDonald (W) Frith 

(July 8)  Playing without the services of three of their regular players, Kerrisdale was no match for Burnaby and were drubbed 12 to 3 by the Suburbanites. The winners got to loser “Lefty” Moffat of the Tyees for 15 base blows, handing the portsider his initial mound defeat of the campaign. Dave Gray coasted to the knoll triumph with a six-hitter. Gray and fellow Burnabyite, outfielder Don McLean, also led in the offensive department, each nicking the sphere for a trio of safeties.

Moffatt (L) and McDonald
Gray (W) and Ewart

(July 9)  Acting on information received from amateur officials in Alberta, the A.A.U. of Canada suspended W. Alva Sibbett who has been playing amateur baseball for the Native Sons of Canada in the Vancouver Twilight Baseball League. It is alleged that Sibbett is a professional.

(July 14)  Kerrisdale came from behind to drop the slumping South Vancouver Elks 9 to 5 in Twilight League action shortened to six frames. The fifth canto was disastrous for the Elks when losing heaver Sager lost control and filled the bases with none out, a turn of events which ultimately led to the Tyees scoring five counters.

Sager (L), Basiren (5) and Boyes
xxx (W) and xxx

(July 15)  Burnaby continued to roll over all opposition as they throttled the Native Sons 14 to 8 in a sloppily-played Twilight League joust. It was a listless encounter which featured no less than 14 errors. Jimmy Condon gave up nine hits and fanned five in registering the hillock conquest. Fly chaser Oben paced the Burnabyites with the lumber, connecting for three safeties. Teammates George Syrotuck, catcher Black and outfielder McKee all stroked the apple for a brace of swats. Outer pasture guardian Ward belted a triple and one-bagger for the Sons.

Williams (L), Patterson and O’Connor
Condon (W) and Black

(July 16)  Top dog Burnaby put another notch in their belts in preparation to represent the Twilight League in a forthcoming provincial playoff trip to Powell River when they downed the South Vancouver Elks 6 to 3. Because of injuries, the Antlered Herd was not at full strength for the tussle yet played one of their best games of the season. South Vancouver mounted just five hits off victorious moundsman Dave Gray who rang up five strikeouts. Harvey Asserlind, donning the “tools of ignorance” for the first time this campaign as Gray’s batterymate, and shortstop Don McLean each stroked a pair of base hits for the winners while losing twirler Basiren and “Lefty” Hunter overseeing the hot corner for the Elks, duplicated the feat. 

Basiren (L) and Boyes
Gray (W) and Asserlind 

(July 17) High-flying Burnaby reeled off their third victory on successive evenings when they crushed the Native Sons 10 to 1 at Powell Street. Winning heaver Carl Crowder received perfect defensive support in spinning a five-hitter with 11 strikeouts. He was ably supported at the plate by outfielder Neil Silver who cranked out a double and two singles as well as shortstop Harvey Asserlind who laced three singles and first baseman Jimmy Condon who ripped a triple and one-bagger.

Crowder (W) and Ewart
J. Smith (L) and O’Connor 

(July 18)  Counting six runs in the first inning, the South Vancouver Elks were never headed in polishing off the Native Sons 9 to 3. Winning tosser Barnes struck out 10 in limiting the Sons to just four safeties. Outfielder Ed Trayling and shortstop Raftery had two hits apiece for the Elks.

Boyes (L) and Smith, Trenouth
Barnes (W) and Ross

(July 20)  With hurler Carl Crowder ringing up 11 strikeouts while tossing a two-hitter, Burnaby breezed to their sixteenth triumph of the season, taking the measure of the South Vancouver Elks 5 to 1. A quartet of counters in the third canto, spearheaded by Jimmy Condon’s three-run homer, broke a 1 – 1 tie and sent the Burnabyites to victory.

Basiren (L), Boyes (3) and Boyes, Basiren (3)
Crowder (W) and Black

(July 21) The Elks of South Vancouver consolidated their hold on second spot in the second-half Twilight League standings by defeating the Kerrisdale Tyees 6 to 4. Both teams registered seven base hits. A five-run opening frame virtually sewed the game up for the Antlered Herd. Third baseman “Lefty” Hunter, shortstop Raftery and outfielder Basiren all collected a pair of base raps for the Elks with a double included in Hunter’s total. Catcher “Tiny” Frith picked up two safeties for the Tyees.

Barnes (W) and Boyes
Diebolt (L) and Frith

(July 22)  Facing a shortage of available players, the Native Sons defaulted their scheduled Twilight League game to Burnaby.

(July 25)  Scoring a half-dozen counters in the fifth frame, the South Vancouver Elks knocked off their nemesis, the Burnaby aggregation, 7 to 3, preventing the Burnabyites from officially clinching the Twilight League pennant for 1925. Shortpatcher Raftery of the Antlered Tribe tripled and singled while winning flinger “Lefty” Hunter singled twice, the identical offensive output as the opposing pitcher of record, playing-manager Dave Gray of  Burnaby. 

Gray (L), Crowder (6) and Black
Hunter (W) and Basiren

(July 28)  Dave Gray of Burnaby bested “Lefty” Moffatt of Kerrisdale as the Suburbanites officially claimed the Twilight League title by knocking off the Tyees 4 to 1. Base hits were scarce in this skirmish as the victors emerged with a 5 to 4 edge. Gray whiffed 10 while Moffat was credited with nine strikouts. One bad inning did the damage to Moffatt. This was the third stanza when he was nicked for five singles, the sum total of the Burnaby hits for the entire game. No player from either team had plural swat totals.

Gray (W) and Black
Moffatt (L) and Frith

Burnaby now moves on to play the Powell River team, champions of the C.P.C. Baseball League, in the first round of the B.C.A.B.A. Senior A provincial playoffs.


NEW WESTMINSTER & DISTRICT LEAGUE

With the powerhouse Hammond Cedars team from 1924 no longer in existence, the 1925 New Westminster & District loop appeared to be wide open for capture but the serenity of the pre-season began to unravel with the news that at least one of the clubs, Port Moody, was offering cushy jobs to prospective players in order to stack their team with talented mercenaries. In the end, however, the Fraser Cafe team proved to be the crème de la crème of the circuit and went on to display a high degree of resiliency in crucial playoff situations.

(May 6)  Port Moody balltossers won the opening game of the New Westminster & District League when they disposed of the White Rock squad 6 to 1. The Moodyites outhit the Rockies 10 to 3 as Dean Freshfield led the way with the lumber, smashing a three-bagger and two singles.

Robinson (W) and Bacon
Choate (L) and Alameda

(May 12)  Fraser Cafe of New Westminster won their opener in the Royal City circuit by edging White Rock 6 to 5 at Queen’s Park. The Rockies took the lead early in the game but the Restaurateurs rallied with three runs in the fifth panel, aided by a crucial error, to forge ahead and pull out the win. Jack d’Easum and outfielder Earl “Tiny” Hunter laced three safeties apiece for White Rock.   

Choate (L) and Bearisto
Orr (W) and Buchanan

(May 15)  The White Rock diamondeers won their first contest of the season, blanking the B. C. Box Manufacturers 2 to 0 at Queen’s Park. Winning pitcher Valdeson, a rookie just recruited out of the high school ranks, was brilliant on the knoll for the Rockies, surrendering just a lone single during the course of the game. Losing flinger Mills also pitched well, allowing just four safeties while striking out ten. Neither of the White Rock tallies were of the earned variety.

Valdeson (W) and Bearisto
Mills (L) and Somerville

(May 16)  The new White Rock entry of baseballers evened their record at two wins and two losses by battering Fraser Mills 8 to 1 in a New Westminster & District Baseball League skirmish. The White Rock pitching tandem of winning starter Armour “Lefty” Chestnut and reliever Bill Choate limited the Millmen to just three hits, two of which, a triple and single, were garnered by catcher Hogan. The Rockies’ offense was well balanced with every position player registering at least one safety. Outfielder Earl “Tiny” Hunter led the ten-hit attack with a double and one-bagger.

Duplin (L), Calvin (7) and Hogan
Chestnut (W), Choate (8) and Bearisto

(May 19)  Fraser Mills suffered their second setback in succession at Queen’s Park when the B. C. Box Manufacturers handed them a 9 to 2 lacing. Victorious twirler Rodick gave up only three base knocks, two of which were garnered by third baseman McKinnon of the Millmen. Shortstop Dick Butler and initial sacker Doug Grimston led the Boxmen with the willow, slamming a brace of swats each, with one of Butler’s raps a two-run triple.

Calvin (L), Tryggvi (1) and Hogan
Rodick (W) and Somerville

(May 20)  Port Moody swamped Fraser Mills 15 to 2 in Royal City & area baseball action. Winning flinger Bobby Thorburn surrendered a pair of first-inning runs but slammed the door on the Circle F Millmen after that, finishing with a total of 12 strikeouts. Jack Bacon, Al Scott and outfielder Wright each had a brace of base knocks for the “Iocomo” hybrids. First sacker Calvin replicated the feat for the vanquished nine.

Thorburn (W) and Bacon
Eccles (L) and Cope

(May 22)  Fraser Cafe moved to the top of the ladder in the New Westminster & District League when they defeated Port Moody 2 to 0 in a game played before a record crowd at Port Coquitlam. Pitcher Eddie Olson, making his first start of the season for the Lunchmen, was in top form, striking out eleven. Both he and losing flinger John “Robbo” Robinson were stingy with the base hits, each yielding just three. Outfielder Sid Elmer of the Restaurateurs singled twice, the only player in the game to acquire plural swat totals.

Olson (W) and Buchanan
Robinson (L) and Bacon

(May 22)  The B. C. Box Manufacturers duked it out with White Rock at Queen’s Park and came away with a 3 to 0 whitewash victory. Winning moundsman Mills held the Rockies to five hits, two by outfielder Hunter. The Boxmen were led at the dish by R. “Dick” Butler who stung the pill for four safeties, including a two-bagger. First baseman Doug Grimston followed with a triple, double and single.

Valdeson (L) and Bearisto
Mills (W) and Somerville

(May 25)  Fraser Mills took it on the chin for the fourth consecutive time in New Westminster & District action, dropping a 4 to 1 decision to White Rock. Costly errors by the Millmen were a major factor in their defeat. Chestnut toiled on the hill for the Rockies for the first five frames and earned the knoll triumph. Hot corner guardian Brouland smashed a trio of base swats for the victors, one of which was a two-bagger. Teammate “Hop” Wilkie and infielder Bardy of the Millmen both laced a brace of singles.

Chestnut (W), Choate (6) and Bearisto
Howard (L), Hawkes/Hawks (2) and Padovan

(May 26)  Eddie Olson saved the day for the Fraser Cafe nine at Queen’s Park when he was hustled into the game as a firemen in the final canto of their game against Fraser Mills at a time when the Millmen had the bases loaded with only one down. Olson proceeded to come through in the pinch and retire the side without any damage being done as the Cafemen prevailed 3 to 2 over their New Westminster League rivals. The Fork & Knifers outhit the Mills aggregation 6 to 4 with third baseman Jack Fraser leading the way with a pair of singles. His teammate, keystone sacker Kilbourn, drilled a solo four-bagger.  

Tryggvi (L), Hawkes/Hawks (4) and Padovan
Orr (W), Olson (7) and Buchanan

(May 29)  The league-leading Fraser Cafe diamondeers rode the superb four-hit pitching of Eddie Olson to blank the B. C. Box Manufacturers 2 to 0 in the Royal City loop. Olson struck out 11 Boxmen and also picked up a pair of safeties as did Cafeman teammate “Frenchy” Duplin. 

Olson (W) and Buchanan
Mills (L) and Somerville

(May 31)  The hosting White Rock team defeated  Port Moody 6 to 2. No game details or batteries published.  

(June 1)  Fraser Mills lost their sixth straight game of the season, dropping a 4 to 1 decision to the B. C. Box Manufacturers. Making his first mound appearance of the season for the Boxmen, “Sweeper” Currie fanned seven and kept six hits well scattered in recording the route-going knoll win. Losing hurler Hawks was touched for five safeties while whiffing four. Second baseman Higgerson and fly chaser McKinnon each slapped out a brace of one-baggers for the Millmen.

Currie (W) and Somerville
Hawks (L) and Padovan

(June 2)  Royal City and district baseball fans were given all kinds of thrills at Queen’s Park when the Fraser Cafe baseballers dropped their first game of the campaign, a narrow 6 to 5 edging by Port Moody. A five-run seventh inning lifted the Moodyites to the win. Losing pitcher Eddie Olson started his own downfall in that panel when he fumbled a slow toss from first baseman Larson while running to cover the initial bag. The Ports outhit the Lunchmen 9 to 7 with first sacker Abe Cross leading the way with a triple and single. 

Robinson, Hammond (W) (2), Thorburn (8) and Bacon
Olson (L), Mounger (8) and Buchanan

Standings                      W      L        Pct. 
Fraser Cafe                    4      1       .800
B. C. Box Manufacturers        3      2       .600
Port Moody                     3      2       .600
White Rock                     4      3       .571
Fraser Mills                   0      6       .000

(June 4)  Port Moody moved into second place in the New Westminster & District loop by posting a 6 to 0 blanking of Fraser Mills. A five-run outburst in the second frame spurred the Moodyites to victory. Winning tosser “Robbo” Robinson received outstanding defensive support. Al Scott, Abe Cross and “Nip” Ogilvie of the Ports and losing chucker Tryggvi of the Millmen each laced the pill for a pair of base knocks with a double included in Scott’s duo of raps.

Tryggvi (L) and Padovan
Robinson (W) and Bacon

(June 5)  In a somewhat listless scuffle, the B. C. Box Manufacturers defeated White Rock 10 to 4 at Queen’s Park. The Manufacturers grabbed a 3 to 0 first-inning lead and were never in any peril of relinquishing the advantage. Outfielder T. Butler had a double plus a pair of one-baggers for the winners. Teammates Hal Gordon and Doug Grimston followed in offensive production, each slamming a two-bagger and single.

Mills (W) and Somerville
Choate (L), Valdeson (3) and Bearisto

(June 6)  With a large crowd in attendance, the Fraser Cafe nine suffered their second loss of the season in the New Westminster & District League when the White Rock crew, behind pitcher Armour “Lefty” Chestnut, registered a 4 to 2 victory over their hosts. The loss created a three-way tie for first-place in the loop. 

Chestnut (W) and xxx
Orr (L), Herb and xxx

Standings                   W      L        Pct.
Fraser Cafe                 4      2       .667
Port Moody                  4      2       .667
B. C. Box Manufacturers     4      2       .667
White Rock                  5      4       .556
Fraser Mills                0      7       .000    
                  

(June 7)  In an exhibition game at Fraser Mills, the tail-enders of the New Westminster & District circuit defeated Baker Lumber of Bellingham WA 7 to 6. “Lefty” Strong, on loan from the Duker’s of the Terminal League, pitched a steady game for the winners while Tryggvi poled out a home run.

xxx (L) and xxx
Strong (W) and xxx

(June 9)  Before the largest crowd of the season, the B. C. Box Manufacturers and Fraser Cafe fought for ten innings at Queen’s Park without breaking a 3 – 3 deadlock. The Lunchmen held a narrow 11 to 10 advantage in base knocks with backstop Jack Buchanan and outfielder Sam Crawford leading the way with a double and single each. Fly chaser Bean swatted a four-bagger and single for the Boxmen.

Currie, Mills (5) and Somerville
McNeill, Olson (7) and Buchanan

(June 11)  Only one hit was recorded in the game as the Fraser Cafe contingent and Fraser Mills nine battled to a 0 –0 draw. The scoreless duel had to be called at the end of five innings because of rain. Third baseman Bardy’s second inning single for the Millmen was the lone base rap posted.

Olson and Buchanan
Tryggvi and Padovan

(June 12)  Port Moody hammered three opposition pitchers for 13 hits in demolishing the B. C. Box Manufacturers 9 to 1. The Boxmen had just six hits off complete game winner Hammond of the Moodyites. Abe Cross, with a double and two singles, led the Inlet Towners at the dish while teammate Bobby Thorburn nicked the apple for a two-bagger and single.

Hammond (W) and Bacon
Bean (L), Mills (1), Gordon (7) and Somerville

(June 14)  The cellar-dwelling Fraser Mills team picked up their first win of the campaign, surprising the Fraser Cafe nine with a well-earned 6 to 4 victory. Regular catcher Padovan of the Millmen broke a finger in the opening inning.

Tryggvi (W) and Padovan, xxx (1)
Orr (L), Olson (4) and xxx

Standings                   W      L        Pct.
Port Moody                  5      3       .625
White Rock                  6      4       .600
Fraser Cafe                 4      3       .571
B. C. Box Manufacturers     4      3       .571
Fraser Mills                1      7       .125  
    

(June 16)  After giving up a single tally in the top of the opening inning, Eddie Olson shut the door the rest of the way as his Fraser Cafe gang of baseballers went to work with the lumber and piled up an impressive 9 to 1 verdict over White Rock. Olson wound up with sixteen strikeouts while yielding just four hits, two of which were collected by Rockies’ playing-manager Earl “Tiny” Hunter. Bill Maxwell collected three base raps for the Lunchmen while Olson, “Frenchy” Duplin and Cy Seymour had two each. The game was terminated after eight frames because of darkness. Jack Buchanan, Fraser Cafe catcher, split a finger and is expected to be out of action for two weeks.

Chestnut (L), Choate (5) and Bearisto
Olson (W) and Buchanan, Pollock

(June 19)  Latest batting statistics from the New Westminster & District League published in the Vancouver Province of this date show Bobby Thorburn of Port Moody in the lead with a .500 batting average attained on ten base hits in 20 times at bat. Teammate Abe Cross follows closely with nine hits in 20 times at bat for a .450 average. White Rock’s Earl “Tiny” Hunter has gathered the most base knocks, fifteen, in 37 turns at the dish and ranks third with a .405 mark.

(June 19)  Portsider Armour “Lefty” Chestnut limited the B.C. Box Manufacturers to four safeties and punched out nine would-be swatters as White Rock pummeled the Box Makers 9 to 3 at Queen’s Park. First baseman Harris of the Rockies led the winners’ nine-hit offensive attack, slamming a home run, double and two one-baggers.

Mills (L), Bean (6) and Somerville
Chestnut (W) and Bearisto

Standings                     W       L         Pct.
Fraser Cafe                   5       3        .625
Port Moody                    5       3        .625
White Rock                    7       5        .583
B. C. Box Manufacturers       4       4        .500
Fraser Mills                  1       7        .125

(June 20)  Last-place Fraser Mills upset the dope when they defeated White Rock 16 to 5 at the seaside resort in a Royal City loop tussle. The Rockies went ahead early in the game as the Millmen were imploding defensively. After that, however, the Sawmillers settled down and began to take control in the middle innings when their bats came to life. Winning pitcher Tryggvi tossed a five-hitter and garnered his third home run of the season with two runners on the sacks. He amassed three hits in total, the same number of safe swats as obtained by teammate Bardy.

Tryggvi (W) and Davis
Choate (L), Valdeso (5) and Bearisto, Alameda

(June 21)  Fraser Cafe of the New Westminster & District circuit topped Collingwood of the Vancouver Senior City loop 14 to 4 in an exhibition encounter played in the Royal City.

xxx (L) and xxx
Mounger (W) and xxx

(June 23)  Port Moody of the Royal City circuit turned back Vancouver Hanbury’s 8 to 6 in an exhibition skirmish at Queen’s Park. First baseman Abe Cross of the Moodyites smashed a round-tripper.

Mouat (L) and xxx
xxx (W) and xxx 

(June 23)  The bottom-feeding Fraser Mills nine lost another close contest, an 8 to 7 defeat at the hands of the B. C. Box Manufacturers. In spite of being outhit 13 to 11, the Millmen could easily have captured this fracas but their ineptness afield and foolish baserunning cost them dearly. One of their daring feats on the basepaths did, however, succeed, a triple steal, which had the large contingent of fans gasping. Outfielder Rodick of the Boxmen and third sacker Bardy of the Frasers both rang up three safeties. Winning heaver Bean of the Manufacturers walloped a triple and one-bagger while teammate Doug Grimston was good for a double and single.

Hawks (L), Davis (7) and Padovan 
Bean (W) and Somerville

(June 26)  Fraser Cafe put a crimp in the first-place aspirations of Port Moody, thoroughly cleansing the Moodyites 12 to 0 at Queen’s Park. The Inlet Towners were far off form defensively, committing seven miscues while the Restaurateurs played errorless ball. Eddie Olson toiled on the knoll for the Cafemen and was nicked for seven safeties, all singles, while ringing up an equal number of strikeouts. His batterymate, Jack Buchanan, starred with the hickory, stinging the horsehide for a trio of base swats. Initial sacker Larsen/Larson was another major contributor for the Lunch Boys, rapping out a brace of two-baggers.  

Olson (W) and Buchanan
Hammond (L), Robinson (2), Cross (9)  and Bacon

(June 28)  Homestanding Fraser Mills knocked off White Rock 8 to 6. No game details or batteries published.

(June 29)  The B. C. Box Manufacturers surprised Port Moody with a 6 to 1 victory over the Inlet Towners. The Boxmen banged out 13 base blows as first sacker Doug Grimston led the way with the baton, stroking a triad of one-baggers. The winners’ other corner infielder, third baseman Bean, nailed the apple for a brace of doubles.

Mills (W) and Somerville 
Hammond (L) and Bacon 

(July 3)  Three home runs, all hit with the bases empty, featured the New Westminster & District baseball tussle at Queen’s Park in which the first-place Fraser Cafe gang of diamondeers increased the lead atop the circuit by squeeking out a 3 to 2 win over the B. C. Box Manufacturers. The circuit clouters were first baseman Larson and outfielder Cy Seymour of the Cafemen as well as third sacker Bean of the Manufacturers. Seymour also belted a double to emerge as the contest’s leading swatter. 

Mounger (W) and Buchanan
Mills (L) and Somerville

Standings                     W       L         Pct.
Fraser Cafe                   7       3        .700
B. C. Box Manufacturers       6       5        .545
Port Moody                    6       5        .545
White Rock                    7       7        .500
Fraser Mills                  3       9        .333

(July 4) Latest batting statistics released by the New Westminster & District Baseball League show third baseman Bardy of the Fraser Mills squad holding the lead with a .474 average obtained with 18 hits in 38 tries. Bobby Thorburn of Port Moody is in second spot, having acquired 14 safeties in 32 at-bats for a .438 production. Crowding Thorburn for second spot is Hawkes/Hawks of Fraser Mills who has accumulated 15 base raps in 37 attempts for a .405 average.

(July 5)  Port Moody baseballers were almost knocked out of the running for the pennant of the New Westminster & District League after absorbing a 10 to 1 pasting at the hands of the hosting White Rock aggregation. The Semiahmoo Bay outfit was superior to the Inlet Towners in all aspects of the game. Playing-manager Earl “Tiny” Hunter ripped four base raps for the Rockies while first sacker Harris connected for a round-tripper.

Thorburn (L), Robinson (2) and xxx
xxx (W) and xxx

(July 5)  The Fraser Mills nine captured a 5 to 3 exhibition win over Mount Pleasant Gardens of the Terminal League in a ragged display of balltossing at Fraser Mills. The Terminal Leaguers outhit the Millmen 6 to 4 but played poorly on a defensive level. “Lefty” Strong, a temporary pitching pickup, earned the mound decision over Len Arthur.

Arthur (L) and Ferguson
Strong (W) and Padovan

(July 6)  The B. C. Box Manufacturers advanced another peg in the race for second place in the Royal City & District circuit when they knocked off Fraser Mills by a score of 8 to 2. The teams battled on even terms for the first four frames before the Boxmen took control with a three-run outburst. Winning flinger Bean not only pitched a fine five-hitter but swatted the apple for three safeties, one of which was a two-bagger. Middle pasture guardian Roddick led the Manufacturers’ 14-hit onslaught with four base knocks including a double.

Bean (W) and Somerville
Tryggvi (L), Howard (7) and Padovan

(July 7)  Coming up strong in the pinches, pitcher Eddie Olson led the Fraser Cafe diamond pastimers to a 7 to 3 triumph over the slumping Port Moody nine. Olson persevered throughout the contest as his mates provided him with horrendous defensive support, committing eight errors. Aubrey Mounger’s base blow in the sixth frame off losing flinger Bobby Thorburn broke a 3 – 3 tie as two runs were driven in, providing a lead for the Lunchmen which they never relinquished. Shortstop John Lewis Pollock rattled off three safeties for the Eatery nine.

Thorburn (L) and Simpson, Bacon
Olson (W) and Buchanan

Standings                     W       L        Pct.
Fraser Cafe                   8       3       .727
B. C. Box Manufacturers       7       5       .583
White Rock                    8       7       .533
Port Moody                    6       7       .462
Fraser Mills                  3      10       .231

(July 8)  Port Moody continued to slide backward in the Royal City loop as their losing streak continued with a 10 to 7 setback at the hands of the Fraser Mills contingent. The Inlet Towners blew an early 5 to 0 advantage and frittered the game away with sloppy defensive play. Winning chucker Davis of the Millmen went the route on the rubber and also pelted the pill for a triad of base raps. Maynard Fooks topped the vanquished nine with the hickory, ripping three safeties. Third baseman Dean Freshfield belted a third-inning home run for the Moodyites with nobody on.

Davis (W) and Padovan
Thorburn (L), Hammond (3) and Bacon

(July 12)  A ninth-inning rally by the White Rock balltossers gave them a narrow 2 to 1 win over the pennant-winning Fraser Cafe nine and assured them of at least a tie for second place in the Royal City League. Based upon their 13 to 4 margin in base hits, the Rockies were worthy winners against the Lunchmen. Third baseman Brouland paced the victors at the dish with a trio of base swats while first baseman Harris, outfielder Earl “Tiny” Hunter and winning flinger Armour “Lefty” Chestnut all nicked the offerings of defeated moundsman Eddie Olson for two safeties. Fly chaser Cy Seymour gathered two base raps for the Fork and Knifers.

Olson (L) and Buchanan
Chesnut (W) and Bearisto

(July 14)  Port Moody and the B. C. Box Manufacturers continued their battle for third spot in the New Westminster & District loop at Queen’s Park with the Moodyites prevailing 9 to 6. The Inlet Towners broke a 3 – 3 tie by plating three ninth-inning counters to capture the contest. Pacing the winners’ 15-hit attack were Abe Cross, Jack Bacon and Al Scott who each nailed the horsehide for three safe blows.

Hammond (W) and Bacon
Mills, Bean (L) (3) and Somerville

(July 17)  A late offensive surge carried the B. C. Box Manufacturers to a 10 to 5 victory over Port Moody in New Westminster & District League play. Going into the eighth frame with the score knotted at 4 – 4, the Boxmakers scored a pair to take the lead on outfielder Paulson’s single and added four insurance markers in the ninth. Both teams stung the pill with authority with the winners outswatting the Moodyites by a 13 to 11 margin. Acquiring three base knocks apiece were Doug Grimston of the Boxmen and both Jack Bacon and Abe Cross of the Inlet Towners. 

Roddick (W) and Somerville
Thorburn (L), Hammond (8) and Bacon

(July 21)  White Rock was assured of second place in the New Westminster & District League and a spot in the league finals when first-place Fraser Cafe blanked the B. C. Box Manufacturers 7 to 0 in the final game of the regular schedule. Eddie Olson stymied the Boxmen on four hits while fanning six in earning the shutout mound win. Shortstop John Lewis Pollock led the Restaurateurs at the dish, combing the deliveries of losing flinger “Sweeper” Currie for three base raps, all singles. Cy Seymour, Bill Maxwell, “Frenchy” Duplin and Olson each had a brace of safeties with a triple included in Maxwell’s total and a two-bagger in Duplin’s sum of swats.

Currie (L) and Somerville
Olson (W) and Buchanan

Final Standings              W       L       Pct.
Fraser Cafe                 10       4      .714
White Rock                   9       7      .563
B. C. Box Manufacturers      8       8      .500
Port Moody                   7       9      .438
Fraser Mills                 4      10      .286

PLAYOFFS
League finals (White Rock vs Fraser Cafe) 
Best-of-five series

(July 24)  Runner-up White Rock upset first-place Fraser Cafe 3 to 1 in the first game of the New Westminster & District League finals. There was little to choose between the two teams. “Lefty” Chestnut of the Rockies whiffed 6 and gave up six hits while Eddie Olson of the Lunchmen fanned nine while surrendering five safeties. Nary a player from either team stung the apple for more than one hit although White Rock outfielder Earl “Tiny” Hunter’s double and a two-bagger by Aubrey Mounger of the vanquished nine were the most timely swats.

Chestnut (W) and Bearisto
Olson (L) and Buchanan

(July 25)  With nearly 2,000 spectators viewing the fray in White Rock, the underdog homesters defeated the Fraser Cafe squad 3 to 2 to take a two games to none lead in the playoff series for the New Westminster & District Baseball League crown. The game was decided in the bottom of the eighth inning when, while the Cafemen were attempting a double play, White Rock baserunner “Hop” Wilkie who was stationed at the hot corner, broke for home and was successful in his theft attempt. Portsider Armour “Lefty” Chestnut picked up his second complete game victory in the series. Although he was nicked for ten bingles, he was able to limit damage through bearing down in the clutch. First sacker Larsen of the Lunchmen led all swatsmiths with three base knocks while losing flinger Aubrey Mounger and first baseman Harris of the Rockies each stroked a pair.

Mounger (L), Olson (8) and Buchanan
Chestnut (W) and Bearisto 

(July 28)  Facing elimination, the Fraser Cafe diamond pastimers rode the five-hit shutout pitching of Eddie Olson to blank White Rock 3 to 0 in the third scuffle of the Royal City final series. Olson rang up ten strikeouts and did not walk a single batter in his mound gem. The Lunchmen scored their first run in the third inning when Cy Seymour singled and was driven home on Aubrey Mounger’s double. In the seventh, the Cafe nine ran in two more on a wild heave to the plate and an RBI single by Mounger. Seymour led the victors with the willow, lacing three safeties while Mounger had a pair. Outfielder Earl “Tiny” Hunter singled twice for the Rockies.

Valdeson (L) and Bearisto
Olson (W) and Buchanan 

(July 31)  Fraser Cafe evened up the count in the New Westminster & District League playoffs when they defeated White Rock 6 to 3 before 2,000 fans at Queen’s Park. The series is now deadlocked at two games each. The Restaurateurs had it over the Rockies in every department of this scuffle. Veteran Eddie Olson set White Rock down on four hits, all singles, and fanned seven in a route-going knoll performance. Only one of the runs scored by the vanquished nine was earned. Offensively, Olson also led the Fork & Knifers with the hickory, nailing a double and single, while teammates John Lewis Pollock and Cy Seymour laced two singles apiece.

Olson (W) and Buchanan
Chestnut (L) and Bearisto

(August 3)  In what was billed as a sudden-death affair, nothing was settled as White Rock and the Fraser Cafe nine battled to a hard-fought 2 – 2 stalemate at Queen’s Park in the fifth game of their playoff showdown. Inept baserunning by both teams tossed away chances to stow the game away more than once. For four innings, with White Rock grabbing a two-run lead early, Fraser Cafe looked like a one-man club with reliable Eddie Olson doing all the work on the hill and getting wobbly defensive support. The Lunchmen then started a rally with initial sacker Larry Larsen, Cy Seymour and Aubrey Mounger reaching base as Olson strode the the plate, sharply nailing a single for two counters and a tie game. Portsider Armour “Lefty” Chestnut shut the door thereafter and darkness prevented any chance of playing overtime.

Chestnut and Bearisto
Olson and Buchanan

(August 7)  The never-say-die band of Fraser Cafemen soundly polished off White Rock in the sixth and final game of the Royal City finals, dumping the Rockies 7 to 1. The game was close until the eighth frame when, already in the lead by a 2 to 1 count, the Lunchmen struck for five big counters to salt the game away. Eddie Olson fanned five in taking the hillock verdict over Armour “Lefty” Chestnut. Olson also lit up Chestnut for three safeties to lead the Cafemen with the stick. Outfielders Cy Seymour and Aubrey Mounger pitched in with two safeties apiece. Chestnut had two base hits for the Rockies.

Olson (W) and Buchanan
Chestnut (L) and Bearisto

The Fraser Cafe nine will now face Burnaby, Terminal League champions, who recently eliminated the C.P.C. champion Powell River club, in a best-of-three B.C.A.B.A. sanctioned playoff series, leading to the provincial crown.


DELTA LEAGUE

(July 31)   Abbotsford captured the Delta Baseball League pennant and Lamming Fawcett Cup by defeating the Cloverdale nine 8-0 at Abbotsford.  All the runs came in the fourth inning. MacDonald fired the shutout for Abbotsford. Cloverdale, Murrayville and Ladner teams each have held the cup for one year since it was set up for competition.

Stokes (L) and Collishaw
MacDonald (W) and Fawcett


BC SENIOR A PLAYOFFS

FIRST ROUND
Twilight Baseball League champions (Burnaby) vs C.P.C. League champions (Powell River) 
Best-of-three series

Playoff roster of Powell River (C.P.C. League champions)
Calvous P, Deacon 2B, Fitterer Leo P, Gemmell 1B, Hanson A. OF, Hanson S. OF, Haslam SS, Heft OF, Mitchell Bruce 3B, Shoenerman C

(August 2)  Twenty sound wallops, most of them coming in the sixth and seventh innings, were chiefly responsible for engineering the C.P.C. League champion Powell River nine to a come-from-behind 11 to 7 thumping of Twilight League champion Burnaby in the opening game of the B. C. senior A playdowns hosted by the Sunshine Coasters. The Burnabyites jumped into an early lead and, for the first five rounds, appeared to be the superior aggregation. In the sixth, however, the Powell River swat artists found their batting eyes and Burnaby, without their pitching ace Dave Gray in the lineup, had to rely upon “Lefty” Cromer for relief of starting heaver Carl Crowder but the change of pitchers backfired as the hosts mercilessly pounded Cromer’s offerings for a sensational finish. Hot corner guardian Bruce Mitchell, a former Mount Pleasant player, combed the Burnaby duo of flingers for five base hits, one of which was a double. Fly chaser A. Hanson and winning tosser Leo Fitterer both whacked the apple for three safeties. Outer pasture performer Don McLean had a double and single for the Twilight Leaguers. Although Fitterer was nicked for 13 base raps, he distinguished himself on the hillock by ringing up a total of 15 strikeouts.

Crowder, Cromer (L) (6) and Ewart
Fitterer (W) and Shoenerman

(August 8)  Powell River was badly rocked 15 to 4 by the Burnaby Twilight Leaguers at Athletic Park in the second game of their B. C. Senior A playoff series, forcing a third and final contest. Winning pitcher Dave Gray surrendered seven safeties, all singles, and rang up 12 strikeouts as his mates provided him with a huge cushion. Gray and first baseman Jimmy Condon each had three of the 16 base blows registered by the Burnabyites with Condon’s total including a pair of doubles.

Fitterer (L), Calvous (3) and Shoenerman
Gray (W) and Ewart

A third contest in the series then ensued and the Burnabyites had to fight tooth and nail to oust the Paper Mill Towners by the smallest possible margin, 1 to 0. Dave Gray, pitching his second complete game of the day, allowed just two hits, one in the third frame and another in the hectic ninth. He did not walk a batter and only one Powell River runner reached second base in nine rounds. Burnaby scored the game’s lone run in the fifth when losing chucker Leo Fitterer walked a batter and allowed him to advance into scoring position by uncorking a wild pitch. Don McLean then dumped a lucky hit over Fitterer’s head, driving in the sole counter. The Sunshine Coasters had the potential tying run at third base in the final canto with one retired but a muffed bunt attempt which turned into a pop-up ended the threat in double-play fashion. 

Gray (W) and Black
Fitterer (L) and Shoenerman

Burnaby now opposes the New Westminster & District League champion Fraser Cafe baseballers in the next round of the provincial playoffs.

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SECOND ROUND
Terminal League champions (Mount Pleasant Gardens) vs Vancouver Senior City League champions (Young Liberals) 
Best-of-three series

(August 1)  Mount Pleasant Gardens, champions of the Terminal Baseball League, overcoming a poor defensive performance, used their batting prowess to hang a surprise 6 to 5 defeat on the Senior City League champion Young Liberals at Athletic Park in the opener of the provincial playoffs. Winning chucker Chapman was able to get himself out of some terrible holes with the aid of his fine backstop Ferguson who used his lightning arm to catch two Grit baserunners at third base with brilliant pegs. Shortstop Bill Cadenhead of the Pleasants had a bad game afield but made up for it with his stick work, which was great. He wound up with a pair of doubles and a one-bagger.

Chapman (W) and Ferguson
Kaye (L), Craig (7) and xxx

(August 5)  The Young Liberals turned back Mount Pleasant Gardens 4 to 1 before 3,000 or so enthusiasts at Athletic Park to square their playoff series at a game apiece. Adept bunting in the sixth frame, which shook up the Mount Pleasant infield, proved to be the turning point of another hard-fought conflict. The teams were all even, each having tallied once, when the Grits laid down back-to-back bunt base hits which, with a previous runner aboard, filled the sacks and paved the way for two runs. The Politicians banged out 13 bingles off losing heaver Arne/Arnie Bennett, Winning moundsman Nick Craig showed splendid control, fanning six and walking just one batter while being nicked for five hits. Alex Simons, playing the outfield, and Liberals’ playing-manager Ernie Paepke both stung the pill for three safeties. Catcher Ferguson picked up a brace of raps for the Gardens Gang and, with his strong arm on display, threw out opposition runners at second base on several occasions.   

Craig (W) and Whyte
Bennett (L) and Ferguson

(August 10)  The Young Liberals got over their first hurdle in their quest for the B. C. senior A amateur baseball championship, defeating a scrappy Mount Pleasant Gardens nine 4 to 3 at Athletic Park in another torrid contest. The victory gave the Grits the odd game-in-three advantage. The City Leaguers looked much the better team but the squad from the Twilight circuit chased hard all the way and came within a whisker of tying the match. Nick Craig was on the firing line for the Politicians. He had a lot of stuff, pitched with his usual good judgment but did not have his best control. He was nicked for six hits but only had two bad rounds, the fifth and the seventh when the Hillmen scored all their runs. Starter and loser Jimmy Chapman allowed all the Liberal counters in the first, third and fifth cantos. Catcher Syd Whyte had two stinging blows for the Politicians, one of which was a two-base swat. Craig, his batterymate, and outfielder Jack Armstrong of the Pleasants both checked in with a pair of one-baggers. 

Chapman (L), Arthur (7) and Ferguson
Craig (W) and Whyte

The Young Liberals of Vancouver now await the winner of the New Westminster Fraser Cafe – Burnaby series to continue their battle for provincial senior amateur supremacy.


Winner of Round One
(Burnaby – Twilight League champions) vs New Westminster & District Baseball League champions (New Westminster Fraser Cafe) 
Best-of-three series

(August 11)  The Fraser Cafe baseballers out of New Westminster outclassed Burnaby of the Twilight League 13 to 4 at Queen’s Park in the opener of their B.C.A.B.A. playoff series. The Royal City troupe was powerful with the lumber, cozying up to the offerings of Burnaby starter and loser Dave Gray for 18 safeties, two each of which were home runs, triples and doubles. Eddie Olson was far from his best on the hill for the Lunchmen but still was effective enough to go the route for the victory. He yielded nine hits and fanned ten. Offensively, Olson also cracked a four-bagger and a quartet of singles. Bill Maxwell also drilled a round-tripper for the winners and added a double and one-bagger. 

Gray (L), Condon (8) and Black
Olson (W), Mounger (9) and Buchanan

(August 15)  New Westminster Fraser Cafe ousted Burnaby from the B.C.A.B.A. Senior A playoffs, scoring an exciting 2 to 1 victory over the Twilight League champions. All the scoring in this fracas occurred in the opening stanza. The Cafemen got things rolling with a pair of markers anchored by a leadoff two-bagger off the bat of Cy Seymour and a sacrifice sandwiched between RBI safeties by John Lewis Pollock and Larry Larsen. Burnaby copped its lone run when second baseman Brady walked and scored on Neil Silver’s double. The Suburbanites had ample opportunities to square things but an inability to execute with runners aboard cost them. Seymour was the game’s top swatter, lacing a brace of singles in addition to his double.

Mounger (W) and Buchanan
Gray (L) and Ewart 

The New Westminster Fraser Cafe team advances to play the Young Liberals of Vancouver for the Lower Mainland crown and an opportunity to advance to the provincial finals.

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THIRD ROUND
Victoria Senior Amateur League champions (Victoria C.P.R.) vs Mid-Island Baseball champions (Nanaimo) 
Best-of-three series

Playoff Rosters
Nanaimo : Aitken 2B, Barkhouse P, Beattie OF, Brown C, Courtenay SS/2B, Edmunds Ernie 3B/SS, Milburn OF, Nesbitt P, Perry 1B, Piper, Rice 3B/SS, Tenney OF

Victoria C.P.R. : Birkenshaw Marty P, Campbell Colin 3B/C, Campbell Falconer “Kim” 2B, Copas Harry SS, Copas Roy OF/P/MGR, Fetherstone Harold 1B, Forbes Norm P, Minnis Art 3B/C, More Bill C/OF, Moser/Mosier Louis P, Nachtrieb W. OF, Richdale Dave OF, Whyte Bob OF, Wood P/3B

(August 1)  In a hard-fought affair on the diamond of the Hub City squad, the hosting Nanaimo Miners defeated Victoria C.P.R. 3 to 1 in the opener of the Island Senior A baseball finals. Winning flinger Nesbitt of the Coal Miners allowed just three hits and whiffed 14 Victorians. He also paced his club with the baton, swatting a triple and two singles. Outfielder Tenney of the winners had a single and two-run round-tripper, the four-bagger coming in the eighth frame and producing the winning runs. 

R. Copas (L) and C. Campbell
Nesbitt (W) and Brown

(August 8)  Victoria C.P.R. defeated Nanaimo 8 to 2 in the Capital City in the second game of the playoff series for the Island senior A championship. Norm Forbes, youthful hurler for the Railroaders, was the hero of the battle, holding the heavy-hitting Miners to six safeties while whiffing nine. Victoria rocked losing flinger Nesbitt for seven base blows early and drove him to the showers after two frames. “Lefty” Barkhouse tossed the remainder of the game for Nanaimo. Outfielder Dave Richdale cracked a home run for the Railroaders.

Nesbitt (L), Barkhouse (3) and Brown 
Forbes (W) and C. Campbell

(August 15)  For the second consecutive season, the Victoria C.P.R. baseballers captured the Senior Amateur Baseball crown for Vancouver Island. Behind the five hit twirling of Norm Forbes, the Capital City Crew laid an 11 to 3 thrashing on the Mid-Island League winners from Nanaimo in the third and final contest of their series. The game was a sawoff for six frames but the Railroaders punched in three counters in the seventh canto and added five more in the ninth to completely stymie the Coal Towners. Roy Copas and Art Minnis led the victors with a triad of base knocks each, the same offensive output as outfielder Beattie of Nanaimo. Both Forbes and Beattie smashed round-trippers for their respective teams.

Forbes (W) and C. Campbell, Minnis
Nesbitt (L) and Brown

Victoria C.P.R. advances as the Vancouver Island representative in the B. C. finals, facing the Lower Mainland champion.


Winners of Round Two Series  
Vancouver Senior City League champion (Young Liberals) vs New Westminster & District League champion (Fraser Cafe) 
Best-of-five series

(August 17)  Tight defensive support behind the gilt-edged pitching of George “Lefty” Kaye gave the Young Liberals of Vancouver the jump on the Fraser Cafe squad of New Westminster in the opening fracas of the B. C. semi-finals, 3 to 0, at Athletic Park. The largest crowd of the season watched two evenly-matched teams battle for supremacy. Kaye limited the Restaurateurs to just three widely scattered hits in posting the shutout mound victory over Eddie Olson, the ace of the New Westminster hurling staff. Olson, it was reported later, was bandaged up and was playing with a broken rib suffered in the series against White Rock when he was plunked by “Lefty” Chestnut. The Grits managed to acquire nine safeties with Nick Craig, patrolling the outer garden in this contest, leading the way with a triple and two singles. 

Olson (L) and Buchanan
Kaye (W) and Whyte

(August 19)  The Vancouver Young Liberals went two games in front of the New Westminster Fraser Cafe diamondeers in their series for Lower Mainland supremacy when they took the measure of the Restaurateurs 7 to 4 at Queen’s Park in the Royal City. The contest, witnessed by a crowd in excess of 3,000, was a free-hitting, exciting exhibition of baseball with the Grits grabbing an edge in runs early and continuing to hold it despite the derricking of starter and winner Nick Craig for Alex “Lefty” Simons in the seventh canto with the score 5 to 2 in favour of the Politicians. Losing flinger Eddie Olson, still feeling the effects of a fractured rib, was uncharacteristically generous with his allotment of base hits to the victors, surrendering 14 in total. The Frasers were no slouch with the hickory either, pounding the tandem of Lib heavers for 13 base swats. Fly chasers Cy Seymour of the New Westminster aggregation and Charlie Miron of the Vancouverites led their respective nines with the lumber, each nailing the sphere for a triad of base knocks. Included in each of their totals was a home run with Seymour’s four-bagger being of the mammoth variety while Miron’s was less spectacular.

Craig (W), Simons (7) and Whyte
Olson (L) and Buchanan

(August 22)  Down two games to nothing and facing elimination for the second time in the three playoff series they have endured, the plucky Fraser Cafe pastimers stayed alive by decisively decisioning the Young Liberals 7 to 0 at Athletic Park. The Cafemen were in control from the start, registering three counters in their initial turn at bat, two of which were driven in on Cy Seymour’s triple, while the Grits appeared to play without much pep, falling apart defensively at critical stages of the contest. Winning chucker Eddie Olson, broken rib and all, held the Politicians in the palm of his hand for the full nine frames while his rejuvenated mates got to loser George “Lefty” Kaye and reliever Alex “Lefty” Simons for seven base blows.  

Olson (W) and Buchanan
Kaye (L), Simons and Whyte

(August 26)  Once again, Fraser Cafe pitcher Eddie Olson rose to the occasion, taming the Young Liberals 5 to 2 to even up the Lower Mainland showdown series at two games apiece. Olson not only stymied the Vancouver nine on six hits but he also poled out three hits, one of which drove in the winning run while the other two added insurance counters. Leadoff hitter John Lewis Pollock, who last season played under the name of John Lewis with the provincial champion Hammond Cedars, also stroked three safeties, one of which was a two-bagger, for the victors who amassed 11 base knocks in total.

Craig (L) and Whyte 
Olson (W) and Buchanan

(August 29)  The ever-resilient New Westminster champion Fraser Cafe nine, with steady Eddie Olson doing the twirling, grabbed the Lower Mainland senior A baseball tiara by edging the Vancouver Young Liberals 4 to 3 in the fifth and deciding game of the series before an overflow crowd of 7,000 at Athletic Park. Duplicating their feat of coming back from a two-game deficit to snatch a five-game series, the bounce-back Lunchmen rode Olson’s right-flipper and taped-up rib cage to emerge victorious. After falling behind 1 to 0, the New Westminster champs took control of things by plating a pair of tallies in each of the second and third stanzas. The Libs managed singletons in the fifth and seventh panels but were unable to break through with the tying marker. Outfielder Aubrey Mounger poled a pair of doubles for the winners while Jack Fraser and Nick Craig of the Vancouverites both tripled and singled.

Simons (L), Craig (3), Larson (7) and Whyte
Olson (W) and Buchanan

Lower Mainland representative Fraser Cafe of New Westminster now faces Vancouver Island champion Victoria C.P.R. for the provincial crown.

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B. C. FINALS

Lower Mainland champions (New Westminster Fraser Cafe) vs Vancouver Island champions (Victoria C.P.R.)  best-of-three series

Playoff roster of Victoria C.P.R.  (Vancouver Island champions)   
Campbell Colin 3B, Campbell Falconer “Kim” 2B/C, Copas Harry SS, Copas Roy OF/P, Fetherstone Harold 1B, Forbes Norm P/3B, Minnis Art C, More William “Bill” C/OF, Nachtrieb W. OF, Richdale Dave OF

(September 2)  Husky outfielder Cy Seymour’s long triple in the top of the ninth inning with the score tied 2 – 2 drove in the winning and insurance runs as the New Westminster Fraser Cafe clan of balltossers captured the opening game of the B. C. senior A amateur finals 5 to 2 over the Island kingpin Victoria C.P.R. nine at Royal Athletic Park in the Capital City. Seymour scored a fifth run for the Lower Mainland champions in the same canto on a stinging double by first sacker Larsen. The Victorians had leads of one run in both the first and sixth innings only to see the Lunchmen, with their resiliency on display, respond with tying markers in the third and eighth rounds. The New Westminster aggregation picked up ten hits off losing twirler Norm Forbes with third sacker Doug Fraser, outfielder Aubrey Mounger and catcher Jack Buchanan each lighting up the Railroader hurler for two each. Tireless Eddie Olson once again toiled on the hillock for the Cafemen and earned the complete game win on an eight-hitter while whiffing no less than 14 Capital City batters. Initial sacker Harold Fetherstone was the only thorn in Olson’s side, ripping three safeties off the big right-hander.

Olson (W) and Buchanan
Forbes (L) and Minnis

(September 5)  The Fraser Cafe baseball club of New Westminster captured the B. C. senior A championship in straight games by swamping the Victoria C. P. R. 14 to 3 at Athletic Park. The Islanders made a disappointing showing in the second encounter of the series and were not in the picture after the first inning. The Cafemen opened things up with a three-spot in their initial turn at bat and scored in every offensive inning with the exception of the seventh. New Westminster shortstop John Lewis Pollock and first baseman Larry Larsen both had a traid of base raps in support of winning pitcher Eddie Olson. Aubrey Mounger, who worked a pair of stanzas on the knoll in relief of Olson, slammed a two-run round-tripper for the Restaurateurs. Roy Copas, with a double and single, topped the Railroaders with the lumber.

Forbes (L), R. Copas ( ) and Minnis, C. Campbell
Olson (W), Mounger (6), Herb (9) and Buchanan

With the 1925 B.C.A.B.A. tiara now firmly on their mantle, the Fraser Cafe aggregation is seeking the challenge of an inter-provincial series with the Alberta champions.


INTERPROVINCIAL SENIOR AMATEUR PLAYOFFS
BC vs Alberta

Fernie's surprising victory over Edmonton set up the baseballers playing out of the small British Columbia coal mining community to represent Alberta against the New Westminster Fraser Cafe diamondeers, resilient champions of British Columbia, in what was supposed to be an inter-provincial showdown, which turned out to be a playoff between Western BC and Eastern BC. A best-of-five series for the de facto Western Canada senior amateur championship was arranged with all games being played in Vancouver.

Roster of Alberta champion 1925 Fernie Miners in interprovincial series vs B. C. champion New Westminster Fraser Cafe 

Barger H. 1B, Bishop P/OF, Blair B. “Lefty” P/OF, Coltan OF, Dunlap A. OF, Ellison OF, Hovan F. OF, Jacobs P. P/1B, McTeer Gord SS/C, Morgan C. 2B, Rushcal L. OF, Shand J. 3B, Sikora P, Steinert C. C

(September 19)  Outfielder Bill Maxwell’s slashing RBI double in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning broke a 2 – 2 tie and carried the New Westminster Fraser Cafe contingent to a 3 to 2 walkoff win over the surprisingly strong Fernie Miners at Athletic Park, a victory that gave the Cafemen a one-game lead in the series for the western Canada title and possession of the Gale Cup. Winning chucker Eddie Olson set down 15 Miners on strikes and gave up seven hits in going the distance for the knoll triumph. Maxwell also had a pair of singles to lead all swatters with three base blows. First baseman Larsen of the victors was next in line with a three-bagger and single. Both ends of the Fernie battery, losing tosser B. “Lefty” Blair and catcher C. Steinert laced a brace of one-baggers.

Blair (L) and Steinert
Olson (W) and Buchanan

(September 21)  Ace pitcher Eddie Olson and outfielder Cy Seymour were the sparkplugs that carried the Fraser Cafe nine of New Westminster to their second one-run victory over the Fernie Miners at Athletic Park, a narrow 4 to 3 win in ten innings. As in the first contest, the Lunchmen tallied a single counter in their final turn at bat to edge the Coalers. Fernie had tied the contest at 3 – 3 by plating a couple of bottom-of-the ninth frame tallies and only a spectacular running catch in the middle pasture by Royal City fly chaser Aubrey Mounger, which resulted in a double play, prevented the smooth-working Miners from scoring again and taking the game. Olson fanned ten and yielded six hits to the Kootenayites in toiling the entire ten rounds. Seymour, who wound up as the hitting star of the contest with two doubles and a single, drove in Mounger from second base with the winning marker in the overtime session with a wallop to left field.

Olson (W) and Buchanan
Jacobs (L) and Steinert

(September 22)  Fernie’s battling balltossers are still in the hunt for the western Canada senior amateur baseball crown and the Gale Cup. The Miners rebounded from a brace of tough one-run losses to capture the third game of their series with the Fraser Cafe diamondeers 6 to 3 at Athletic Park. The game had to be curtailed after eight stanzas of play as darkness set in. The Coal Heavers deserved the verdict all the way. They had losing flinger Aubrey Mounger in trouble on numerous occasions although they were able to score in just three rounds. They chalked up eleven base blows, including a homer by husky outfielder L. Rushcal as well as two-base swats by catcher C. Steinert and hot corner guardian J. Shand. Veteran Fernie elbower B. “Lefty” Blair set the Lunchmen down on six bingles. One of these was a lusty four-ply round-tripper to Cy Seymour, demon left fielder of the B. C. champs. The crafty Blair did not walk a single batter and rang up eight strikeouts.

Blair (W) and Steinert
Mounger (L) and Buchanan

(September 23)  A 7 to 1 triumph by the New Westminster Fraser Cafe group of pastimers wound up the interprovincial senior amateur series with the Fernie Miners, the Royal City tribe prevailing three games to one. Although nicked for eight safeties by the Coalers, winning tosser Eddie Olson of the Restaurateurs looked as good on the hill as he has at any time during the season. The big fellow mixed up his fast ball with a tantalizing out-drop which retired eleven of the Miners on strikes. The one run which was scored on him in the opening round resulted from two scratchy hits in the infield and a sacrifice fly. Only three of the blows registered by Fernie batters were of the crashing variety with five of them resulting from slow infield bounders. The B. C. champions were superior in all departments of the play, backing up Olson with airtight defensive support and in taking advantage of the opportunities afforded them to score runs. First baseman Larry Larsen did the most effective work with the war club for the winners. Three bingles came off his bat with two of them being very timely swats.

Olson (W) and Buchanan
Jacobs (L), Blair (4) and Steinert


B.C. SENIOR B FINAL

(August 31)  After an 11-inning battle, the St. Augustine Stags of Vancouver defeated Enderby 8 to 5 to capture the 1925 Senior B baseball championship of British Columbia. Winning pitcher Larry Holden whiffed six and allowed seven hits. The Stags hammered three home runs, one by Holden in the fourth, a second by Bus Bestland in the same inning and an eleventh-frame two-run shot by Jim McGuire for the lead runs.