1925 Game Reports     


Columbus Club


(May 9)  The C.N.R. baseballers got off to a bang-up start in the new season by sweeping both ends of a three-team double-bill, blanking the Elks 7 to 0 before trimming the Columbus Club 8 to 1. Lawson Atcheson pitched splendidly in the opening tilt, rationing the Purple & White to just four hits. The smooth-working Railroaders had just seven safeties off losing twirler Jerry Cummings but bunched their bingles in the third and eighth episodes to steam into port with the spoils of victory. “Viv” Little and Orval Jackson had two safeties apiece for the winners. Catcher “Rube” Talbot stroked a double and a single for the Horned Herd.
Cummings (L) and Talbot
Atcheson (W) and Gilmour

The Knights nicked winning heaver Merril Falby for nine safeties, including three singles by Joe McCulloch, in the late encounter but the bingles were scattered around like straw in a windstorm and didn’t do much good. Outfielder “Lefty” Fairbairn picked off a triple and two singles to pace the Nationals with the wood against losing chucker Alf Bennett who was combed for ten base raps.

Falby (W) and Gilmour
Bennett (L) and Goggins

(May 11)  Fighting back from an early 6 – 1 deficit, the Columbus Club tallied three times in the top-of-the-seventh and final stanza to salvage a 6 – 6 tie with the Elks. Young Len Talbot, making his debut as a City League pitcher, made the Caseys look foolish for six innings and celebrated the occasion with a three-run homer in the second spasm. However, he weakened badly in the concluding chapter which began with a pair of free passes. Hughie Goggins’ two-run single moved the Wapiti to within a singleton of tying the affair and, before the smoke of battle had cleared away, the teams were deadlocked when a sacrifice fly off the bat of Maitland Conn delivered Goggins with the equalizer. The Antlered Tribe out fielded the defending champions and had a significant 11 to 6 edge in base hits against Paul McKenzie. George Porteous had three of those raps, all singles. Frank Lyle creased the orb for a brace of three-baggers, sending in their first three tallies for the Columbians.  

P. McKenzie and Goggins
L. Talbot and R. Talbot

(May 13)  The C.N.R. band of diamond pastimers reeled off their third straight victory, an eight-inning 8 to 4 conquest of the Elks. Two youngsters, Joe Thomas and “Ossie” Jones, were assigned starting mound duties for the Antlered Tribe and Railroaders respectively. Thomas, tagged for ten safeties, went the route and was the losing chucker. Jones, making his first start in senior competition, failed to register an out and was yanked in the bottom-of-the-opening canto after walking three batters and allowing a base hit. Lawson Atcheson was hastily summoned to the knoll to quell the fire. Inheriting a bases-loaded situation with no outs, Atcheson hurled in spectacular fashion and did not allow the Purple Stockings to plate any more markers in that round. The Elks found his heaving unpalatable and were only able to muster four bingles off his slants during the remainder of the contest, most of those coming in the final session when he weakened and gave up three counters. He finished with 11 strikeouts while issuing just one walk. Third baseman Andy Aitkenhead pounded out a triple and two singles to pace the offense for the Trackmen. Atcheson followed with a pair of singles. “Bunny” Clouston singled twice for the vanquished nine.     

Jones, Atcheson (W) (1) and Gilmour
Thomas (L) and R. Talbot

(May 15)  Scoring four runs in the seventh stanza, the C.N.R. maintained their unblemished record by coming from behind to double the Columbus Club 6 to 3. Merril Falby whiffed 11 and issued just two free passes while spinning a six-hitter for the complete-game mound victory. Losing heaver Frank Lyle was tagged for ten base raps by the Railroaders as Roy Forsythe and “Lefty” Fairbairn registered two safeties apiece with one on Forsythe’s blows going for a two-bagger. Initial sacker Aiken singled twice for the Clubbers.

Lyle (L) and Goggins
Falby (W) and Gilmour

(May 18)  The Elks registered their first win of the season by rolling over the defending-champion Columbus Club 13 to 5. The Purple Hose pounded the offerings of losing chucker Alf Bennett and fifth-frame reliever Paul McKenzie for 16 base hits including three each by Rube Talbot, Bruce McKenzie and George Porteous, the latter pair each having a double in their total of safeties. Lyle Thomas, who succeeded starter Len Talbot in the bottom-of-the-second inning, earned the hurling win for the Antlered Herd.  

L. Talbot, Thomas (W) (2) and R. Talbot
Bennett (L), P. McKenzie (5) and Goggins

(May 20)  Although out-hit by their rivals, the C.N.R. tribe of City Leaguers registered their fifth straight win by dusting off the Elks 12 to 4 at Elks Park. Touched for 14 base knocks by the B.P.O.E. Boys, winning pitcher Lawson Atcheson nonetheless tossed well in the clutch and forced the Horned Herd to leave nine baserunners stranded. The Wapiti used three chuckers with starter Len Talbot taking the loss. Shortstop Webb Bird of the losing nine led the willow wielders with three singles. Every member of the victorious Railroaders collected at least one safe swat.

L. Talbot (L), Robinson (3), Hilldrup (8) and Hamilton
Atcheson (W) and Gilmour

(May 22)  Crashing into the limelight, the Columbus Club baseballers marked up their first victory of the campaign and, in doing so, stopped the winning streak of the C.N.R. aggregation when they hung a 5 to 3 loss on the Trackmen. Paul McKenzie bested Ossie Jones in a mound battle that was not decided until the last-half of the eighth episode when the defending champions touched the Nationals’ heaver for four hits and three runs. Abe Schraeder knocked out a trio of one-baggers for the winning Columbians while rival shortpatcher Ray Watkins paced the Railroaders offensively with a double and single.  

Jones (L) and Gilmour
P. McKenzie (W) and Goggins

(May 23)  The hitherto lowly Columbus Club showered the Elks with a bevy of bingles and went on to waylay the Purple Hose 14 to 5.  The Caseys opened the bidding with a four-spot in the opening panel, an output that practically settled any argument as to the ultimate winner. They continued the onslaught against the shoots of southpaw Joe Thomas for a total of 17 safeties and 14 counters before Leonard “Tiny” Dickenson took over mound chores in the seventh spasm, limiting the victors to a pair of doubles by Abe Schraeder, but no further runs, during the remainder of the fracas. Ted Postlewaite, making his debut as a Cee Cee hurler, gave up a dozen hits but was able to effectively scatter them so as to minimize the damage. Catcher Hugh Goggins swatted four safeties for the winning Columbians, one of which was a triple. Schraeder had a home run to go along with his brace of late two-baggers while Paul McKenzie and first baseman McPherson each added three singles to the victors’ offensive total.

Postlewaite (W) and Goggins
Thomas (L), Dickenson (7) and Robinson, Fuller

(May 25)  Winning their third outing in four days, a 5 to 3 conquest of the Elks, the Columbus Club balltossers began to show their form of last season. As winning heaver Frank Lyle jostled with Hank Hilldrup in a see-saw battle, three tallies in the fifth frame wiped out a 3 – 2 Elks’ lead and sent the Knights on the way to victory. Joe McCulloch set the pace for the Casey Crew at the dish, smashing a triple and two one-base raps. Teammate Hughie Goggins delivered a double and single. Catcher Frank Hamilton laced a brace of doubles for the Antlered Tribe, the first of which drove in a pair of tallies.

Lyle (W) and Goggins
Hilldrup (L) and Hamilton

(May 27)  Pace-setting C.N.R. breezed to a one-sided 15 to 5 pasting of the last-place Elks, hammering the offerings of three would-be pitchers for 19 base blows in the process. Winning tosser Merril Falby had the Horned Herd at his mercy outside of the fifth chapter when he walked a pair of batters and allowed a brace of hits for three tallies. “Lefty” Fairbairn headed the batting leaders for the winning Trackmen, belting a home run to go along with three singles. “Viv” Little stoked four singles and Ray Watkins clouted a triple and two doubles.

Falby (W) and Gilmour
Dickenson (L), Thomas (2) Lee (7) and Hamilton

(May 29)  By waltzing to another victory in City League play when they licked the Columbus Club 7 to 1, the C.N.R. took a commanding 3-1/2 game lead in the first-half standings. Running true to form, the Nationals came through with their 11 base blows at opportune moments while winning flinger Lawson Atcheson was quietly silencing the Columbians on six hits and eight strikeouts. Leading swatsmiths in the engagement were Roy Forsythe of the Nats and the Cee Cees’ Joe McCulloch who both cuffed three singles. 

Bennett (L) and Goggins
Atcheson (W) and Gilmour

STANDINGS              W        L         Pct.
C.N.R.                 7        1        .875
Columbus Club          3        4        .429
Elks                   1        6        .143

(June 11)  Forced into idleness for a week when Elks Park was being used to stage the Saskatoon Stampede and a follow-up layoff of several additional days because of wet grounds, the City Baseball League resumed play with the forfeiture resulting from a disputed umpire’s call. The Columbus Club nine, leading 2 – 1 with two out in the top-of-the-eighth inning, were awarded the game by a 9 – 0 count when the Elks’ baserunner Earl Fuller was called out in a close play at third base. In a vehement protest of the arbiter’s decision, the Purple Hose gathered up their equipment and marched out of Elks Park.

Bird (L) and Hamilton
Lyle (W) and Downey, Postlewaite (2)

(June 12)  Columbus Club baseballers broke open a 2 – 2 tie by scoring three unearned runs in the eighth episode en route to a 5 to 3 conquest of the last-place Elks. The cellar-dwellers had retired the first two Cee Cee batters in the fateful eighth but an overthrow to first base on a routine groundball, for what should have been the third out, allowed initial sacker McPherson to reach base safely and opened the door for the Columbians. Tommy Montgomery, Tommy Fair and winning heaver Alf Bennett all followed with bingles to provide the winning margin. Nicked for nine hits, Bennett earned the mound decision over Joe Thomas who was tagged for 11 safeties. Ted Postlewaite of the Clubbers and the Antlered Tribe’s Rube Talbot each connected for a double and two singles in leading the hit parade for their respective nines.

Bennett (W) and Goggins
Thomas (L) and Hamilton

(June 13)  Lapping up three runs in the first inning, the league-leading C.N.R. nine extended their comfortable margin over the Columbus Club by romping past the Clubbers 6 to 2. Leadoff hitter “Viv” Little led the Railroaders’ 11-hit offense by stroking three singles off losing flinger Ted Postlewaite. Ossie Jones picked up the hurling victory with an eight-hitter.

Jones (W) and Gilmour
Postlewaite (L) and Goggins

(June 15)  The C.N.R. clinched the first-half pennant by taking an easy 7 to 1 win over the bottom-feeding Elks. Merril Falby limited the Purple Hose to five scattered bingles, two of them going to Webb Bird. Losing heaver Jerry Cummings surrendered nine safeties and received poor defensive support from his mates who were charged with seven errors. Catcher Archie Gilmour swatted a brace of doubles for the Nats, “Viv” Little singled twice and Percy “Peck” O’Donnell slammed the horsehide off the centre field fence and was able to scurry around the sacks for an inside-the-park homer. The fracas featured five twin-killings, three by the losers.

Falby (W) and Gilmour
Cummings (L) and Hamilton

(June 18)  The basement-dwelling Elks stopped the winning streak of the first-half champion C.N.R. with a 3 to 2 verdict over the Railroaders. Southpaw Joe Thomas of the Purple Hose bested Lawson Atcheson in a classy display that was probably the best game of the season. For four frames, neither side was able to dint the scoreboard but, in the top-half of the fifth, speedy infielder “Bunny” Clouston of the Brother Bills connected for a blow to the middle pasture that went for an inside-the-park circuit-clout, driving in Earl Fuller ahead of him. The Antlered Tribe added a third tally in the sixth on Sid Robinson’s tricky infield hit  that allowed George Porteous to cross the pan. The Trackmen got one back in the seventh spasm when Roy Forsythe doubled and eventually touched home on a ground ball. With an eighth-episode Texas Leaguer, Forsythe then drove in “Viv” Little with the Nationals’ second marker, reducing the deficit to one. Threatening in the ninth when Andy Aikenhead led off with a single, the pace-setters saw a double-play by the Wapiti infield quickly wipe out that peril which was followed by a fly out that ended the game. Webb Bird had three hits for the winners, all singles, while Clouston stroked a one-bagger in addition to his round-tripper. Forsythe’s two-bagger and one-base rap paced the losers.

Thomas (W) and Hamilton
Atcheson (L) and Gilmour

(June 19)  Still blushing over the plaudits of a sterling victory over the front-running C.N.R. aggregation, the Elks came right back and broke loose for a 14 to 0 lambasting of the Columbus Club. While winning flinger Jerry Cummings was fanning 11 and limiting the Caseys to four scattered singles, the cellar-dwellers were busy securing 16 safeties off a brace of Columbian slabsters. Elk starter and loser Jack Nagle, derricked during a nine-run fifth frame, took the lion’s share of the beating, surrendering ten bingles. Every member of the winning troupe had at least one base blow as “Bunny” Clouston led the field with three singles. Hank Hilldrup contributed a triple and one-bagger while George Porteous delivered a double and single.

Cummings (W) and Hamilton
Nagle (L), Postlewaite (5) and Postlewaite, Collins (5)

(June 20)  For the second time within three days, the first-half champion C.N.R. nine tasted defeat while playing out the string, falling 10 to 6 to the second-place Columbus Club. Facing a 6 – 1 deficit after four frames, the Knights rallied with a four-spot in the fifth, a trey in the seventh and a deuce in the eighth to steamroll past the Railroaders. Lorne Campbell’s single, aided by a three-base error, sent the Columbians in front to stay in the pivotal seventh spasm. Alf Bennett held the pennant-winners to seven safeties while Nationals’ starter “Ossie” Jones was tagged with the setback. It was a sloppy affair with both teams guilty of bad muffs and wild throws.

Bennett (W) and Goggins
Jones (L), Falby (7) and Aikenhead

(June 24)  Loose fielding by the first-half pennant-winners in the eighth episode helped the Columbus Club grab four runs and nose out the C.N.R. 6 to 5. The loss was the third straight within a week for the slumping Railroaders and the first of the season endured by losing twirler Merril Falby. Winning pitcher Paul McKenzie’s two-run triple in the bottom-of-the-eighth drove in the game’s final counters, putting the Clubbers in front to stay. The Columbians had a balanced 11-hit attack while Falby picked up three of the Nationals’ ten safeties. Ray Watkins of the losers led in the power department, whacking a triple and double.

Falby (L) and Brown
P. McKenzie (W) and Goggins

(June 26)  With Jerry Cummings of the Elks drifting them over the plate in fine style, the Purple Stockings clipped the Columbus Club 5 to 3. Cummings whiffed a dozen and allowed nine hits in inflicting the knoll defeat upon veteran Frank Lyle of the Knights who gave up fewer bingles than Cummings, seven in total, but allowed the Antlered Herd to bunch their safeties primarily in the third and eighth chapters. 

Cummings (W) and xxx
Lyle (L) and xxx

STANDINGS              W        L         Pct.
C.N.R.                 9        4        .692
Columbus Club          7        7        .500
Elks                   4        9        .308


(July 3)  With Jerry Cummings at his best, the Elks celebrated the opening of the second-half of the City League schedule by defeating the Columbus Club 7 to 2. Cummings struck out 11, the whiffs generally coming at critical moments, while allowing but five hits. Alf Bennett appeared on the clay heap for the Caseys and was nicked for ten safeties including three each by Pete Campbell and Frank Hamilton. Webb Bird, currently the league’s leading hitter, picked up a double and a one-bagger for the victors, an output equaled by George Downey of the vanquished Columbians. 

Cummings (W) and Hamilton
Bennett (L) and Goggins

(July 6)  Although Joe Thomas baffled the ever-chattering C.N.R. nine with his sweeping southpaw slants and held the first-half champions to six hits, the Elks failed to execute in the clutch and were blanked 2 to 0 by the Railroaders. A pair of unearned runs spelled the doom of the Antlered Tribe. Initial sacker Pete Campbell’s muff of Webb Bird’s peg in the sixth stanza paved the way for the Nationals’ first tally and catcher Frank Hamilton’s wild heave in the eighth episode allowed another marker for the Trackmen to filter home. Ray Watkins’ third hit in succession drove in “Viv” Little after the first B.P.O.E. miscue and Andy Aitkenhead crossed the dish with the insurance counter two chapters later after Hamilton hurled the pill into the outer pasture during a theft of the hot corner sack. The Horned Herd lit up winning tosser Merril Falby for nine safeties and had ten runners left on base. Bird, with three singles, shared the tilt’s hitting spotlight by replicating Watkins’ offensive output.

Thomas (L) and Hamilton
Falby (W) and Brown

(July 8)  When the Columbus Club failed to turn out at full strength for their scheduled tilt with the Elks, the City League fixture was forfeited to the Purple Hose 9 to 0. Through some misunderstanding, members of the Casey team had been informed earlier that the game had been postponed because of wet grounds. The executive of the league later ordered that a replay of this scheduled contest on August 4.

(July 10)  First-half pennant-winning C.N.R. balltossers were subjected to their worst drubbing of the season when they were crushed 11 to 3 by the Columbus Club. The Columbians knocked the seams out of the old horsehide, driving losing flinger “Ossie” Jones from the pulpit in the third round after lighting him up for seven of their counters. It was 9 – 0 before reliever Merril Falby was able to quell the fire and the Trackmen were never able to recover. Winning slabster Frank Lyle tormented the Nats with barrels of smoke and more twists than a corkscrew while fanning nine in a route-going performance. He also swatted a brace of safeties to share hitting honors with teammate Lorne Campbell. Falby and “Lefty” Fairbairn of the Railroaders also picked up a brace of bingles each with Fairbairn’s triple being the only extra-base knock of the engagement.

Lyle (W) and Goggins
Jones (L), Falby (3) and Brown

(July 11)  The Elks moved to the top of the closely-bunched teams in the second-half standings after prevailing 16 to 15 over the C.N.R. in a wild affair. Six pitchers were used in the long, drawn-out battle, three by each club. Both base hits, 29 in total, along with errors, 19, were plentiful. The result wasn’t settled until the bottom-of-the-ninth inning when a hot grounder by pinch-hitter Horrell of the Elks got away from Lawson Atcheson, the Nats’ starting heaver who had moved to shortstop after being derricked from the slab, allowing Frank Hamilton to touch the pan with the winning counter. Merril Falby and “Hobb” Wilson, both of the losing Trackmen, each had a triple and two singles to lead all willow wielders in the contest.  
Atcheson, Watkins, Falby (L) and Brown
Thomas, Murray, Bird (W) and Hamilton

(July 13)  An 8 to 6 conquest of the Elks by the C.N.R. avenged the Railroaders’ loss to the Wapiti just 48 hours previous and created a three-cornered tie for top spot in the City League’s second-half pennant chase. The Nationals, playing with a patched-up lineup, pulled ahead for good in the seventh spasm when they broke a 5 – 5 tie by plating a three-spot. Lawson Atcheson, with a seven-hitter, added another win to his pitching record while Jerry Cummings, tagged for ten safeties, was saddled with the knoll setback. “Lefty” Fairbairn, Merrill Falby and catcher Joe Brown of the Trackmen, along with the Brother Bills’ Webb Bird and “Bunny” Clouston, each registered two singles. Hefty Roy Forsythe of the Nats hoisted one of Cummings’ twisters for a three-run homer in the third round. 

Atcheson (W) and Brown
Cummings (L) and Hamilton

(July 16)  The Columbus Club withered before the slugging barrage of the C.N.R. and dropped a one-sided 12 to 2 decision to the Railroaders. While Merril Falby was turning in a superb five-hitter on the slab for the winners, his teammates were driving losing twirler Frank Lyle from the mound in the fourth frame after piling up an 8 – 0 lead. “Viv” Little and Roy Forsythe both swatted three safeties for the Nats. “Lefty” Fairbairn, Andy Aitkenhead and Joe Brown followed, each with a brace of bingles.
Falby (W) and Brown
Lyle (L), Montgomery (4) and Goggins

(July 17)  Although outswatted by a significant 13 to 6 margin, the Columbus Club managed to gain a 6 – 6 tie with the Elks in a game that was called in the last-of-the-ninth canto on account of darkness. The Elks were never out in front but they tagged along close enough throughout the affair to keep the Columbians on edge. Both chuckers, Hank Hilldrup of the Antlered Tribe and the Caseys’ Alf Bennett, went the distance. Hank Amundrud, a shortstop recruit from the Church League, blasted a triple and two singles for the Purple Hose in his first taste of senior action. Outfielder Horrell added a double and a brace of one-base raps. Catcher Hugh Goggins delivered a two-bagger and a single for the Knights, driving in four runs.
Hilldrup and Hamilton
Bennett and Goggins

(July 20)  The Elks scored a singleton in the top-of-the-ninth panel to salvage a 6 – 6 draw with the C.N.R. diamond troopers. Darkness prevented extra innings from taking place. The Purple Hose racked up ten safeties off Lawson Atcheson while the Railroaders collected eight hits off a tandem of Elk tossers. “Lefty” Fairbairn walloped a home run and a single for the Trackmen while “Bunny” Clouston and Hank Hilldrup of the Horned Herd each connected for a double and one-bagger.  

Thomas, Cumming (6) and Hamilton
Atcheson and Brown

(July 27)  Making the most of six precious hits, the Elks bounced into first place in the second-half standings when they blanked the C.N.R. 2 to 0. The Purple Hose made the most of Jerry Cummings’ clever pitching and came to his aid with three hits in the fourth and another trio in the seventh spasm. In each instance, a run was manufactured as Hank Hilldrup drove in the first counter and plated the second tally when Cummings lashed a timely bingle over shortstop. Losing twirler Merril Falby pitched well and, outside of the two frames, was never in difficulty. He put an end to Webb Bird’s consecutive hit streak at 20 games as the league’s leading hitter took the collar. Cummings was equal to the task in choking off potential runs, stranding nine runners, eight of whom reached base on hits.

Falby (L) and Brown
Cummings (W) and Hamilton

(July 29)  The Columbus Club, with three newcomers in the line-up, got a lot of bad baseball out of their system when they dropped a listless pastime to the C.N.R. 7 to 3. Both winning heaver Lawson Atcheson and Alf Bennett of the Columbians yielded six base raps but Bennett’s supporting cast was plagued with less-than-stellar defensive work in clutch situations which kept the losers from ever seriously contending. Ray Watkins and Roy Forsythe both stroked a double and a single for the winning Trackmen. 

Bennett (L) and Goggins
Atcheson (W) and Brown 

(July 31)  Flirting with the scoreboard in ping-pong fashion for the better part of ten innings, the Elks finally delivered the goods when they parked on the healthy end of a 4 to 3 verdict in a City League squabble with the tail-end Columbus Club. Frank Hamilton’s sacrifice fly in the top-half of the overtime round of play drove in Webb Bird with the deciding tally. The Purple Hose outswatted the Cee Cees by a hefty 13 to 7 margin as Jerry Cummings toppled Alf Bennett in a battle of opposing slab aces. Cummings rang up 15 strikeouts in the duel and, just as significant, whacked out four hits, driving in a pair of runs. Bird nailed a double and two singles in support of Cummings while “Bunny” Clouston slammed the horsehide for a triad of one-base raps. Bennett was best with the baton for the Clubbers, stroking a triple and a single.

Cummings (W) and Hamilton
Bennett (L) and Goggins

STANDINGS              W        L         Pct.
Elks                   4        2        .667
C.N.R.                 4        3        .571
Columbus Club          1        4        .200

(August 1)  C.N.R. baseballers broke even in a three-team City League double-bill staged at Elks’ Park. In the afternoon contest, the Railway nine came from behind in the seventh stanza to double the Columbus Club 8 to 4 but, in the twilight duel, fell mightily 16 to 7 to the Elks who improved their position on the lofty pedestal atop the second-half standings.   
Behind the effective hurling of new moundsman Bill Dunbar, the Clubbers were sailing along with a 4 to 2 lead in the matinee fracas until they ran into a squall in the last-half of the seventh frame that cluttered the scoreboard with five National tallies, snatching victory from the grasp of the Caseys. The bubble burst when catcher Joe Brown led off the frame with a four-bagger and proceeded with three additional Railroaders reaching the paths, setting the table for Keith “Lefty” Fairbairn who bent over the plate in his artistic fashion and punctuated the atmosphere with a four-ply swat, grand-salami style. Lanky heaver “Ossie” Jones started on the clay heap for the Trackmen but, experiencing difficulties keeping his fast hooks in the general direction of the plate, was yanked from the knoll in the fifth round as winning slabster Lawson Atcheson was summoned in from the outer garden. Losing flinger Dunbar switched positions with catcher Hughie Goggins after being roughed up with the brace of  seventh-inning round-trippers. Fairbairn had a single to go along with his bases-loaded clout Dunbar led the Columbians offensively with a triple and one-bagger.

Dunbar (L), Goggins (8) and Goggins, Dunbar (8)
Jones, Atcheson (W) (5) and Brown

The late encounter evolved into a slugfest with the teams combining for 30 base blows, 17 of which came off the bats of the Antlered Tribe. Breaking out of the gate with a deuce in the opening stanza, the Wapiti were never headed. Earl Fuller and George Porteous set the pace offensively for the victorious Purple Stockings, the former spanking the sphere for a quartet of one-baggers while the latter checked in with a triple and two doubles. Fairbairn was best with the baton for the Nats, clipping the cantaloupe for a triad of one-base raps.

Cummings (W) and Hamilton
Falby (L), Atcheson (3), Fairbairn (5) and Brown

(August 3)  The Elks chalked up their fourth straight victory and firmly entrenched themselves in top spot in the second-half standings by trimming the C.N.R. 11 to 8 in a free-hitting game. The Purple Hose paid scant respect to the shoots of losing slabster Lawson Atcheson and, with the aid of seven early blows, gathered in six runs during the first three frames. The Nationals fought back and with back-to-back treys in the third and fourth sessions moved in front briefly. In the seventh, the Horned Herd bore down on Atcheson again and moved in front to stay with a four-spot. Catcher Frank Hamilton had three of the 15 safeties accumulated by the Antlered Tribe while shortpatcher Hank Amundrud lit Atcheson up for a two-run homer and double. “Lefty” Fairbairn spearheaded the 12-bingle output of the Trackmen, swatting the horsehide for a triple and two singles.
Thomas, Hilldrup (W) (3) and Hamilton
Atcheson (L) and Brown

(August 4)  In  makeup game that had previously been awarded to the Elks by default on July 8 when an insufficient number of Columbus Club players appeared because of miscommunication pertaining to the condition of the diamond, the Brother Bills made it official by blanking the Caseys 9 to 0. It was the fifth win in a row for the league-leaders. The peculiar delivery of winning slabster Hank Hilldrup completely baffled the Columbians who only managed four widely scattered singles, two by Norm Aiken, off his puzzling assortment of twisters. Sixteen hits were garnered by the Antlered Herd off losing twirler Alf Bennett including three singles, a double and a triple by George Porteous. Earl Fuller followed by securing three safeties.

Bennett (L) and Goggins
Hilldrup (W) and Hamilton

STANDINGS              W        L         Pct.
Elks                   7        2        .778
C.N.R.                 5        5        .500
Columbus Club          1        6        .143

(August 5)  Materially aided by the two home run performance of Hobb Wilson, the C.N.R. balltossers remained in contention for the second-half pennant by dumping the Columbus Club 10 to 2 at Elks Park. The Nats ripped into the offerings of new pitching prospect O’Dwyer of the Cee Cees for a dozen base knocks before he was sidelined in favor of Hughie Goggins in the eighth. Wilson drilled a single to go along with his brace of boomers for a three-hit performance. Merril Falby, nicked for ten safeties, quietly went the route for the complete-game mound triumph. Joe McCulloch led the losers with the lumber, stroking a double and a pair of one-baggers. Stan Pipe added a triple and single.

Falby (W) and Brown
O’Dwyer (L), Goggins (8) and Downey

(August 10)  Held in limbo for a number of days because of rain and wet grounds, action within the City League resurfaced with a clash in which the C.N.R. contingent held off elimination from the second-half pennant race by trimming the front-running Elks 8 to 4. Intermittent precipitation slowed down the on-field combat and limited play to just six innings. The Railroaders were aggressive with the lumber during that time, however,, clubbing the offerings of losing heaver Jerry Cummings for 11 safe swats. Meanwhile, youthful ”Ossie” Jones was limiting the pace-setters to only three safeties, including a double and single by Hank Hilldrup. Five blows and four tallies in the fifth frame secured the final verdict for the Nationals who spread their bingles around freely, Ray Watkins and Joe Brown topping their hit parade with a triple and one-bagger each.

Jones (W) and Brown
Cummings (L) and Hamilton

(August 11)  The idle Elks were gifted with the second-half pennant in the City Baseball League when the lowly Columbus Club eked out a 4 to 3 victory over the C.N.R. at Elks Park. Wild heaves in the eighth episode produced four runs for the cellar dwellers which wiped out a 3 – 0 lead that the Trackmen had built up. Losing tosser “Ossie” Jones was sailing along with two-hitter at the time while his mates had made the most of their three hits against Alf Bennett’s chucking and two Cee Cee errors. Jones’ off-target peg to the initial sack on Bennett’s slow roller opened the floodgates for the comeback as it allowed two Casey baserunners to cross the pan and reduce the deficit to one. Later in the canto, after Bennett had reached the hot corner station and teammate Joe Downey second base, catcher Joe Brown of the Nationals tried to nip an unsuspecting Bennett at third but, instead, uncorked a toss that sailed into the left garden as both runners scampered home with the tying and winning markers. 

Bennett (W) and Goggins
Jones (L) and Brown

(August 12)  Right-hander Merril Falby handcuffed the Columbus Club on three hits as the runner-up C.N.R. nine waxed the Knights 7 to 1. Six errors by the Clubbers made things easy for the Railroaders who led from the first inning on. “Lefty” Fairbairn led the nine-hit Nationals’ attack against complete-game losing twirler Ted Postlewaite, stroking three safeties. Norm Aitken’s triple drove in Joe McCulloch with the lone tally registered by the Caseys. 

Falby (W) and Brown
Postlewaite (L) and Goggins

(August 13)  Slapping the Columbus Club flush on the jaw with a five-run wallop in the first round and outclassing them with smart fielding stunts in the succeeding innings, the Elks romped to a 7 to 1 decision in a City League scuffle. Hughie Goggins discarded his catcher’s armor to occupy the mound for the last-place Caseys but failed to make headway against the clever hurling of Jerry Cummings and his hard-hitting pals. The Purple Hose, sparked by George Porteous’ two-run triple, opened fire with both barrels in the opening canto and the Clubbers were never able to recover to seriously threaten. Goggins’ two-bagger in the eighth drove in the Columbians’ lone counter. Webb Bird and “Bunny” Clouston led the ten-hit attack of the Horned Herd with three safe blows apiece.

Goggins (L) and Downey
Cummings (W) and Hamilton

(August 14)  The second half of the schedule drew to a conclusion at Elks Park where the Columbus Club administered a 13 to 0 beating to the second-half champion Elks in a meaningless game that was terminated after six dreary innings. The Wapiti played halfheartedly and barely went through the motions, using players in unfamiliar positions with C.N.R. catcher Joe Brown doing the pitching. The Knights lit into Brown’s offerings at will and with gusto, pounding the pill for a dozen safeties, including three triples and two doubles, in the abbreviated event. Winning slabster Alf Bennett had three of his team’s safeties.

Bennett (W) and Goggins
Brown (L) and Horrell

STANDINGS              W        L        Pct.
Elks                   8        4       .667                           
C.N.R.                 8        6       .571                        
Columbus Club          3        9       .250   

PLAYOFF FINALS  Elks (second-half winners) vs C.N.R. (first-half champions)  best-of-seven series

(August 17)  Second baseman “Bunny” Clouston collected two doubles and a single, driving in six runs, to propel the Elks to a 9 to 1 conquest of the C.N.R. in the opening game of the City League finals. Also playing a prominent role in the victory by the Purple Hose was winning slab artist Jerry Cummings.

Atcheson (L) and Brown
Cummings (W) and Hamilton

(August 19)  Elks’ pitching ace Jerry Cummings black-jacked the C.N.R. into submission in the second game of the City League finals, handcuffing the Railroaders on four measly hits as the Brother Bills prevailed 8 to 0. The Purple Hose, up to their old slugging tricks, drove losing twirler Merril Falby from the clay heap in the fourth frame when they ran across six tallies to sew up the victory. There wasn’t a single inning in which the Nats even threatened to dint the scoreboard as Cummings whiffed ten and secured errorless defense from his mates. Every batter in the Wapiti lineup, with the exception of Cummings, had at least one bingle. Hank Amundrud, George Porteous and Sid Robinson each poked a brace of singles as part of the balanced 11-hit offense presented by the winners. Flychaser “Lefty” Fairbairn, with a double and single, had half the hits generated by the losing Trackmen.

Cummings (W) and Hamilton
Falby (L), Jones (4)  and Brown

(August 21)  No decision was reached in the third game of the City League finals as the C.N.R. and Elks battled to a 1 – 1 tie when the game was called after six innings because of darkness. The Nationals, with “Ossie” Jones doing the twirling, had six hits while the Antlered Tribe managed just four safeties. The Horned Herd tallied their lone counter in the opening panel on an RBI-single by “Bunny” Clouston. A muffed foul fly in the fourth frame allowed the Railroaders to plate their tally. Roy Forsythe singled twice for the Trackmen against Elk heaver Hank Hilldrup while catcher Frank Hamilton of the Purple Hose connected for a double plus a gift single when indecision on the part of Nat infielders allowed his high pop fly to drop in for a hit back of the mound. 

Jones and Brown
Hilldrup and Hamilton

(August 22)  For the third time in the series, the C.N.R. baseballers were humbled by slab artist Jerry Cummings who fired a two-hitter in leading the second-half champion Elks to a 2 to 0 shutout win over the Trackmen. The sturdy veteran flinger struck out ten, walked two and hit a batter in blanking the Nationals for the second time in the finals. Losing heaver Lawson Atcheson pitched well for the Nats but it wasn’t enough to push the Purple Hose into the mud. “Bunny” Clouston, who registered three hits against Atcheson, drilled his first bingle in the third round driving in Cummings with the initial Elks’ tally. Catcher Frank Hamilton’s RBI-double in the sixth stanza sent Clouston home with insurance counter.

Cummings (W) and Hamilton
Atcheson (L) and Brown

(August 26)  The C.N.R. prolonged the City Baseball League finals by whipping the Elks 11 to 5 in the fifth tussle of the series. The Nationals were finally able to unleash a savage batting attack upon Jerry Cummings who had stymied them on three previous occasions. The Trackmen ran across tallies in seven of the nine cantos as Cummings withered in the face of 17 base raps. Outside of the fifth frame when the Purple Hose raked him for a three-spot, winning chucker Merril Falby was seldom in difficulty. Roy Forsythe, “Lefty” Fairbairn, Andy Aitkenhead and Orville Jackson each stroked three juicy blows for the victors with Forsythe’s swats driving in four runs.

Falby (W) and Taylor
Cummings (L) and Hamilton

(August 28)   Facing elimination for the second time in three days, the C.N.R. aggregation of diamond troopers got to their nemesis, right-hander Jerry Cummings, with timely blows and continued in the struggle for the championship of the City Baseball League by doubling the Elks 8 to 4 in the sixth game of the City Baseball League finals, leaving the series standing at three-games-to-two in favor of the Brother Bills with one game deadlocked. Lean and lanky “Ossie” Jones of the Railroaders opposed Cummings on the hill and breezed his benders down the alley with just the right amount of stuff to keep the damage against him limited to two rounds, the sixth and eighth. Maintaining the gait derived from their first victory, the Trackmen went to work quickly and rode the pill for three singles and as many runs in the first inning. They kept adding counters with sufficient regularity throughout, tenaciously clinging to the lead like so many leeches and, although the Purple Stockings managed to outhit them nine bingles to seven and had the majority of the extra-base blows, sensational fielding in the pinches pulled Jones out of the rut. A three-run homer by Ray Watkins in the seventh stanza, his second safety of the contest, sealed the deal for the Nats. George Porteous rattled Jones for two triples, a double and a single to emerge as a one-man wrecking crew for the vanquished Antlered Tribe.

Cummings (L) and Hamilton
Jones (W) and Taylor, Aitkenhead

(August 31)  The City Baseball League finals will head into an eighth game as a result of a sparkling 5 to 4 win by the C.N.R. over the Elks. Each team has now recorded three victories with one game deadlocked. In spite of eight errors by his teammates, Merril Falby persevered with steady flinging to keep the Railroaders afloat once more, yielding seven safeties, all singles, hitting one batter and issuing one free pass while fanning five. He was especially tough with ducks on the pond, forcing the Purple Hose to strand ten baserunners. What deficiencies the Railroaders displayed with their abysmal defensive performance, they more than offset with timely and profitable hitting against losing chucker Hank Hilldrup. The Nationals raided the scoreboard for a deuce in the second spasm and never relinquished the lead. Falby ripped a triple and single in assisting his pitching cause with the lumber. Teammate Ray Watkins checked in with a double and one-bagger.   

Falby (W) and Aitkenhead
Hilldrup (L) and Hamilton

(September 2) Staged before one of the largest crowds ever assembled for an amateur ball game in the Hub City, the amazing C.N.R. nine turned three hits, a base-on-balls and two crucial Elk miscues into into five runs during a fourth-frame outburst and hung on for a 5 to 3 decision over the Antlered Tribe to annex diamond supremacy within the Saskatoon City Baseball League for the 1925 season. It was the fourth win in succession for the Railroaders who were essentially counted out of the series after dropping the first three games. Outhit 9 to 5 by the Horned Herd, the Trackmen were aided and abetted by Dame Fortune in their series’ clinching triumph. Held in check by hard-luck loser Jerry Cummings both before and after the fatal fourth, the Nationals were gifted with four unearned tallies during their game-changing rally when the middle-infield of the Purple Hose faltered behind Cummings. Lawson Atcheson, after two unsuccessful stands against the Elks in the title series, finally delivered the bacon and was particularly difficult to touch with runners aboard. He allowed only single tallies in each of the third, sixth and eighth episodes and left nine Wapiti baserunners on the sacks. Cummings, with a triple and double, was the leading willow-wielder in the contest while teammate George Porteous followed with a three-bagger and single.

Cummings (L) and Hamilton
Atcheson (W) and Brown

(August 31   Three City League hurlers - Lawson Atcheson and Merrill Falby of the CNR and Jerry Cummings of the Elks - put on a spirited race for the honour of leading the pitchers in the 1925 senior amateur program.

Atcheson finished ahead of the pack with a 7-2 record and 1.98 ERA. Falby had one more win, but finished at 8-4, while Cummings compiled a 7-4 mark and led the circuit in strikeouts with 88 in 105 innings.


A complete revamping of the Northside circuit occurred in 1925. Completing the 1924 season with just two teams, the league expanded to four entries to begin the 1925 season. Sponsorship of the defending champion Winner’s Club was taken over by the Champs Hotel. The Elks of 1924 no longer operated while new entries representing the Odd Fellows Lodge, the C.P.R. and Darke’s Hardware joined the circuit although the latter entry withdrew from the loop in early July.
Numerous rainouts and cancellations due to wet grounds, along with a steady diet of weekend inter-city games primarily against Moose Jaw, Weyburn and powerhouse Montana squads, Scobey and Plentywood, kept the number of league contests relatively low. As well, with the league-leading Champs Hotel nine holding a commanding lead, intra-league action waned in the latter stages of the summer.

Champs Hotel
Darke’s Hardware (withdrew from league in early July)
Odd Fellows

(May 18)  Collapsing in the final stages of the Northside League opener, the Odd Fellows surrendered a 7 – 3 lead and fell 11 to 7 to the Champs aggregation whose nucleus sprang from the 1924 champion Winner’s Club. Up until the bottom-of-the seventh session, former Grenfell heaver Walter Hogg, pitching for the Lodgemen, had set the Hotelmen down on five scattered hits, although his lack of control had allowed the Innkeepers to score three times. However, in the seventh and eighth episodes, Hogg unraveled and was nicked for an additional nine safeties as the victors pounced on him for four-spots in each of those innings to annex the decision by a fair margin. Athol Young, a 17-year old twirler from Liberty, relieved stater Bill Bannister to begin the fourth frame and limited the I.O.O.F. nine to two counters over the final six sessions in copping the pitching win, helping his own cause along the way with a pair of singles. Teammate Howie Milne was the slugging star of the evening, swatting a triple and two singles. Shortpatcher “Syl” Acaster picked up a double and one-bagger for the losers while Jeff Orchard slugged the game’s lone home run.  

W. Hogg (L) and Spence
Bannister, Young (4) (W) and Leigh

(May 19)  Scoring six ruins in the third inning, the C.P.R. nine annexed a 9 to 6 decision over the Darke’s balltossers at Park de Young. Both teams picked up ten base knocks as winning twirler Johnny Herauf, former Campion College hurler, went all the way on the hill for the Railroaders in capturing the win with nine strikeouts and one walk. The Hardwaremen used three chuckers, all of whom were afflicted with lack of control, as Johnny Gilmour, kayoed in the disastrous third, was tagged with the mound setback.   Three home runs were clouted in the contest with Fred Brundage of the victors as well as shortstop Forsythe and “Happy” Hepburn of the vanquished nine connecting. Jerry Erskine drilled a double and a brace of one-base raps for the Trackmen while Darke’s Hepburn added a couple of singles to his round-tripper.

Herauf (W) and Snell
Gilmour, McMitchell (3), C. Hogg (6) and Keeble

(May 22)  In a game called at the end of the fifth frame because on inclement weather, the Odd Fellows swamped the Darke’s Hardware entry 11 to 1. Winning heaver Cliff Quest allowed five scattered hits in the abbreviated affair. Syl Acaster of the Lodgemen blasted an opening-canto home run off losing twirler McMitchell and added a single later in the tilt. Teammate B. Hackney as well as catcher Keeble of the Hardwaremen both stroked a double and one-bagger.

McMitchell (L), C. Hogg (4) and Keeble
Quest (W) and Spence

(May 26)  Darke’s baseballers were hopelessly outclassed by the Champs nine by the ungodly score of 18 to 4 in a Northside League massacre at Park de Young. The Champs had only a modest 13 to 11 advantage in base hits over the Hardwaremen but, on the defensive side of the ledger, Darke’s played atrociously in committing a dozen errors, allowing the Hotelmen to steal 15 bases, giving up three passed balls and two wild pitches while walking nine batters. Stew Leigh, with a double and two singles had the hottest bat for the Innkeepers. Teammate Chuck Milne belted a home run. Outfielder Leberge picked up a triple plus a pair of one-baggers for the losers while infielder Earl Fulton swatted a three-bagger and a single.  

Green (W), Bannister (9) and Leigh
McMitchell (L) and Keeble

(May 27)  Park de Young patrons were treated to the best game of the young season when the Odd Fellows nosed out a 4 to 3 verdict over the C.P.R. in a hard-fought Northside League struggle. Walker Hogg, ex-Grenfeller, was the hero of the night when he set the Railroaders down on two very scratchy hits after being seconded to the hillock in the very first inning to rescue I.O.O.F. starter Bole who made an auspicious debut by walking the first three batters he faced, two of the inherited runners eventually scoring on errors. The other tally for the Pacifics came in the second stanza on a single and two errors but, from that point on, Hogg was the master of the situation. He struck out seven and only one runner from the Cee Pees advanced as far as third base. Russ White also twirled a mighty good article of ball for the losers, keeping eight hits well scattered. Two walks, an error and a timely single by “Mickey” Longpre allowed the Lodgemen to tie the score at 3 – 3 in the third inning. It was won in the eighth when B. Hackney singled, moved into scoring position on a passed ball and scored on an infield error. Longpre had a second one-bagger to emerge as the only batter with plural hit totals.

R. White (L) and W. White
Bole, W. Hogg (W) (1) and Spence

(May 29)  On the verge of tasting defeat for the first time this season, the powerful hand of pastimers representing the Champs Hotel scored seven runs in the eighth episode, wiping out a 5 to 1 deficit, and posted an 8 to 5 triumph over the C.P.R. squad. Losing pitcher Johnny Herauf hurled a fine brand of ball for the Railroaders up to the bottom-of-the-eighth but then fell completely apart. Four singles, a walk, a pair of errors and a two-run homer by Tommy Green did the damage. Athol Young, on the knoll for the league leaders, struck out ten and was touched for only five hits, including three by outfielder Bob Thomson during the tilt. Only one earned run by the Trackmen crossed the pan as a result of Young’s hurling. Brothers Chuck and Howie Milne both stroked a brace of one-baggers for the Innkeepers and each had a two-run single in the pivotal eighth.    

Herauf (L) and Snell
Young (W) and Leigh

(June 15)  Following a period in excess of two weeks in which rainy weather and wet diamonds curtailed all but three exhibition games by the loop’s all-star team, play within the Northside League finally resumed at Park de Young where the Darke’s Hardware nine annexed their first victory of the campaign by downing the C.P.R. squad 5 to 1. Both winning tosser Cliff Hogg and Johnny Herauf of the Trackmen were wild which may account for the fact that only three hits were garnered off the former and six off the latter. Hogg walked ten, hit another and heaved a couple of wild pitches. Herauf caught the fever and passed four. Nine miscues in the field added to the traffic on the basepaths. The Railroaders passed up chance after chance to score and 15 of their baserunners died while aboard. Second baseman Coey of the Hardwaremen, with two singles, was the lone batter in the contest to amass more than one bingle.

C. Hogg (W) and Leberge
Herauf (L) and Snell

(June 17)  Cliff Hogg reeled off his second mound victory in three days against the C.P.R. aggregation when he pitched Darke’s Hardware to a classy 6 to 1 triumph over the Railroaders. Hogg fanned 12 and yielded just three hits, all singles. The lone run counted against him came as the result of an error and was unearned. Losing chucker Russ White whiffed nine, was combed for ten safeties but had poor defensive support, his mates booting the ball nine times. Hogg, infielder Forsythe and second sacker Coey each claimed a double and a single off White’s offerings.

C. Hogg (W) and Schwindt
R. White (L) and Erskine
(June 18)  Profiting from a series of opposition errors, the Odd Fellows halted the two-game winning streak of the Darke’s Hardware club by taking the long end of a 7 to 4 count at Park de Young. Fielding miscues, passed balls and poor base running spoiled the performance of the Hardwaremen who had a 7 to 5 edge in base hits over the victors. Weary after pitching 20 innings in four days, Darke’s starting twirler Cliff Hogg gave way to versatile “Happy” Crawford at the start of the third round with the score knotted at 2 – 2. Crawford set the Lodgemen down on three hits in the seven sessions that he tossed but was nicked for five tallies, all unearned, as the inner defense afforded by his mates crumbled. Cliff Quest went the route on the knoll for the victorious I.O.O.F. brigade. Hogg, who moved to shortstop after relinquishing hurling duties, was the leading clouter of the evening, smacking a triple and a double. Pete Irvin swatted a three-bagger and a single for the winners. 

Quest (W) and Spence
C. Hogg, Crawford (L) (3) and Schwindt

(June 19)  Cutting loose with a heavy barrage in the first two innings during which they accumulated no less than ten runs, the diamond troopers representing the Champs Hotel ran roughshod over the C.P.R. nine 11 to 0 at Park de Young. Athol Young struck out nine, walked just one and kept seven safeties by the Pacifics well scattered in earning the shutout pitching win. Speedy Ken Doraty of the Hotelmen celebrated his first game of the season with a three-hit effort, one of the bingles being a double. Teammates Jack Cranstoun, Tommy Green, Stew Leigh and Jack Rowand all connected for a two-bagger and a single. 

Herauf (L), C. Wolver (5) and Erskine
Young (W) and Leigh

(June 25)  Plagued by more rain and wet diamonds, action within the Northside loop finally got underway again with a hotly-contested fracas in which the Champs were declared as 4 to 2 victors over Darke’s. A number of calls by umpire Teddy Kain, which either ended rallies by Darke’s or extended scoring opportunities for the Champs’ aggregation, went in favor of the Hotelmen and were hotly disputed. Right or wrong, the decisions were a major factor in the win by the Innkeepers as the Hardwaremen could have won handily if the verdicts had been reversed. Each adversary had nine base raps with outfielder Hewitson of the vanquished nine leading the hit parade with three singles. Speed merchant Ken Doraty tripled and singled for the victors and picked up the game’s only stolen base.  

McMitchell (L), C. Hogg and Schwindt
Young (W) and Leigh

STANDINGS            W       L       Pct.
Champs               5       0     1.000
Odd Fellows          4       1      .800
Darke’s              2       6      .250
C.P.R.               1       5      .167

(June 29)  For the third time this season, the Champs faced a heavy deficit midway through a Northside League fixture and, for the third time, the pace-setters pulled through with a win by staging a protracted slugging bee in the closing stages. The Odd Fellows, who sported a 4 – 0 lead after four rounds of play, were the victims again, falling 10 to 8 to the Hotelmen. Left-hander Tommy Green copped the hurling verdict over I.O.O.F starter Walker Hogg who was relieved on the knoll by Cliff Quest at the start of the eighth episode. Green was his team’s most timely swatsmith in the affair, banging out a pair of two-run doubles to go along with a single. Catcher “Red” Spence was the big bopper for the Lodgemen, lighting Green up for a three-run homer and a brace of one-baggers.
W. Hogg (L), Quest (8) and Spence
Green (W) and Leigh

(July 3)  The Odd Fellows slipped it over the Darke’s team by a score of 11 to 4 at Park de Young. Showing the effects of a long layoff because of inclement weather, the adversaries performed in a rather ragged manner. Errors at critical times played a major role in the scoring of the Lodgemen. Bad base running on the part of the Hardwaremen prevented them from scoring more often. Pitcher Cliff Quest of the Fraternal Ones was rarely in difficulty and breezed to the hurling triumph over Cliff Hogg. Leading the I.O.O.F.’s with the lumber was outfielder Hackney who drilled three singles.

C. Hogg (L) and Keeble, Schwindt
Quest (W) and Spence

(July 6)  Although Darke’s outhit the league-leading Champs’ balltossers 9 to 8, errors spelled disaster for the Hardwaremen and they were bounced 7 to 2 by the Hotelmen. Seven errors and eight passed balls by the losers led to all seven of the tallies by the victors being unearned. Despite losing heaver “Happy” Crawford’s hurling a slightly more effective game, Athol Young copped the heaving win which kept the Innkeepers record unblemished. Young shone in the strikeout department, ringing up 14. First sacker Gilmour singled three times for the Hardwaremen while Ken Doraty, in his first assignment with Darke’s, swatted a triple and single.

Young (W) and Leigh
Crawford (L) and Thompson

(July 9)  The Northside Baseball League executive accepted the withdrawal of the Darke’s Hardware entry from the circuit for the balance of the season. It was decided that all games involving the Darke’s team to date would be eliminated from the standings and that players from the defunct squad would be distributed to the other clubs with the weakest teams, the C.P.R. and Odd Fellows, receiving the lion’s share. 

STANDINGS             W       L       Pct.
Champs                4       0     1.000
Odd Fellows           1       2      .333
C.P.R.                0       3      .167

(July 10)  The five-hit pitching of “Happy” Crawford enabled the C.P.R. to take a 4 to 1 decision from the Odd Fellows in the reorganized Northside Baseball League. Second baseman Len McDougall led the Railroaders at the dish, banging out a triple, double and single. Rival keystone sacker Warner of the Lodgemen responded with a three-bagger and a one-base rap.

Crawford (W) and Erskine
Quest (L), W. Hogg (5) and Spence

(July 13)  An early lead by the Odd Fellows failed to hold up as the rampaging Champs took control of things in the third round and went on the trample over the Lodgemen 16 to 6. Bingles were bountiful with the Hotelmen accumulating 17 to a dozen for the I.O.O.F. nine. Heinie Rogers, ancient playing-pilot of the Innkeepers, grabbed off five safeties including a freak three-bagger. Stew Leigh connected for a homer, double and single while Tommy Green delivered two doubles and a one-bagger. Pete Irvin drilled a triad of one-baggers for the vanquished Odd Fellows.

Quest (L), Bannister (3), Acaster (9) and Spence
Herauf (W) and Leigh

(July 16)  Russ White stifled the Odd Fellows on five hits in pitching the C.P.R. baseballers to a 10 to 1 whipping of the Lodgemen at Park de Young.  Losing heaver Walker Hogg was clouted hard and frequently by the Railroaders.

R. White (W) and xxx
W. Hogg (L) and xxx

(July 17)  Diminutive southpaw Tommy Green rationed the C.P.R. squad to just two hits as the Champs secured a firmer grip on the leadership of the Northside League by taking an abbreviated 3 to 0 tilt from the Trackmen. Rain wiped out the final part of the game as the Hotelmen were batting in the top-of-the-sixth stanza. Green didn’t walk a single batter and picked off one of the two Pacific baserunners at first. The Innkeepers managed to acquire just four safeties off the slants of losing slabster Cliff Hogg but it was Hogg’s generosity in giving away free passes, no less than eight, that proved his downfall. Green, with a pair of doubles, drove in two of his team’s runs and scored the third himself.

Green (W) and Leigh
C. Hogg (L) and Schwindt

(July 29)  Superior all-round play boosted the runaway-leading Champs to another Northside League triumph, an 11 to 4 conquest of the erratic Odd Fellows. Never during the contest were the Hotelmen in danger. Winning flinger Athol Young was always in control, fanning ten while scattering an equal number of bingles. The Lodgemen were particularly weak on defense, committing nine errors behind losing chucker Cliff Quest who was nicked for a dozen safeties. Howie Milne led all willow wielders, stroking a double plus three singles for the victors.  

Quest (L) and Snell, Traub
Young (W) and Leigh

(July 31)  Battling from behind with a deuce in the eighth episode, the high-flying Champs maintained their unblemished record by edging the C.P.R. 8 to 7. Catcher Stew Leigh drove in the tying tally with a single and plated the winner on Tommy Green’s two-bagger. It was a hard-hitting affair with the Hotelmen banging out 14 bingles to a dozen for the Cee Pees. Leigh and Green both had a double and two singles. Both winning tosser Athol Young and losing slabster Randolph helped their respective causes, each pounding a double and one-base rap. Jack Gilhooly cracked a home run for the Railroaders.

Young (W) and Leigh
Randolph (L) and Erskine

(August 5)  C.P.R. sluggers garnered 15 hits off the deliveries of winning pitcher Athol Young but again failed to stop the powerful Champs’ outfit and dropped a 15 to 10 verdict to the unbeaten league leaders. Losing heaver Cliff Hogg’s lack of control in the first inning proved to be his undoing as the Innkeepers rolled across six tallies. The Hotelmen upped their lead to 9 – 0 in the second session due, in large part, to errors by the Trackmen. Hogg helped the Pacifics get back in the contest by hammering a grand-slam homer in the sixth but, by that time, the Railroaders were too far in arrears to seriously affect the final outcome. Base hits were plentiful with Len McDougall of the vanquished nine leading the way with four singles. Clubmate Russ White followed with a double and a pair of one-baggers. Heading the 14-bingle attack of the victors was catcher Stew Leigh who tripled and singled twice while Tommy Green delivered a two-bagger and a one-base rap.  

C. Hogg (L) and Erskine
Young (W) and Leigh

(August 7)  Holding a 5 to 3 lead in the bottom-of-the-eighth inning, the Odd Fellows ran into some tough luck when Cliff Quest, their pitcher, broke his nose during a collision at third base during a double steal attempt and, requiring medical attention, had to be removed from the game. Unfortunately for the Lodgemen, his mound replacement Bateman, was unable to hold the fort as the Innkeepers, with the help of three juicy errors, managed to turn the tables in the top-of-the-ninth canto with a three-spot and win the game 6 to 5. Howie Milne, Jack Cranstoun and Tommy Green all stroked a double and a single for the undefeated Hotelmen.
McMitchell, Green (W) (8) and Leigh
Quest, Bateman (L) (9) and Spence

(August 11 – 12)  Regina Northside Baseball League tournament

No evidence was found of any further intra-league games as the Champs Hotel team, undefeated in league play, were more or less conceded the championship of the 1925 Northside League circuit.


John DonaldsonDonaldson, 33 years of age, and with his best years behind him, signed for his second season with the Bertha, MN, Fishermen. He and his wife, Eleanor, both appreciated the small town rural life that Bertha afforded them and were especially thankful for the respect and treatment they received while there the previous summer.

The schedule began on April 26th and the Bertha team played 33 games, finishing with a record of 24 wins and 9 losses. Donaldson's record was 20 - 5.

The schedule, not being particularly heavy, allowed the big left-hander to work as a hired gun for a few other teams. In all, he pitched in 10 additional games. One of the teams he played for as a mercenary, the 1925 Plentywood, MT, club, tried to lure him away from Bertha for the rest of the season with offers of a better salary. Swede RisbergHappy FelschPlentywood had an intense baseball rivalry with Scobey, MT, 40 miles to the west on the Great Northern Railway. Swede Risberg (left) and Happy Felsch (right) had been hired as ringers for the Scobey Outlaws, receiving $600 per month plus expenses.

In an effort to upscale their bitter rivals, the Plentywoods offered Donaldson $650 per month plus expenses if he could get his release from Bertha. He refused to abandon the Fishermen but did fulfill his commitment to pitch three games for Plentywood against the rowdy, undisciplined Outlaws over a four-day span.

With hard-throwing Risberg, a great-glove, no-hit shortstop during his days in the show, taking the mound for Scobey in the opener, Donaldson went down to defeat 4 - 1 in a 10-inning thriller and then split the two follow-up contests, one against Felsch, to end with a not-so-impressive record of one win and two losses against Scobey.

Both the Plentywood and Scobey teams, being only a scant few miles from the Saskatchewan border, frequently travelled into the wheat province. Scobey had entered the July 1925 Kiwanis tournament in Moose Jaw while Donaldson, with a few days remaining on his leave-of-absence from Bertha, was picked up by Radville, a small Saskatchewan town not too far from the border.

Donaldson had a younger brother, James, who also played in MN with Minneota. The younger Donaldson died in August, 1925 from meningitis. John suited up for his brother's team on August 6th just before James' sudden passing and again on September 6th as a tribute to his fallen sibling. A pair of games with the Linsmore, MN, Gophers in September and a single pitching start in October for Clarkfield, MN, brought his season to an end.

Risberg preceded his ex-teammate Felsch to Scobey but, once they hooked up together, they guided the Outlaws to a 30 - 3 record, including the two wins against Donaldson.

The bitter, ever-sarcastic Risberg and the jocular Felsch really hit it off well with the Scobey fans, Felsch for his mammoth home runs and Risberg for his prowess on the mound, a position he had abandoned in the low minors as the White Sox organization converted him to a middle infielder. All of this went on in an environment of heavy gambling and drinking, which characterized Scobey at the time. Discipline was loose and the two feisty players were taunted unmercifully on the road. Arguments with fans, opposition players and officials commonly marked games and brawls were not uncommon. After one heated exchange between Felsch and a Moose Jaw fan, the fan was ejected from the ballpark but Felsch spotted him after the game and drilled him with a haymaker. Needless to say, the Scobey team had to leave the Mill City in a hurry.

Risberg left the Scobey team following the 1925 season but Felsch was lured back for one more campaign. Then, in 1927, he took over as playing-manager of the Regina Balmorals and guided the independent semi-pro squad to an exciting and successful season including games against Risberg's Lignite, ND, club.

The John Donaldson research project. This is Peter Gorton's labour of love.

Southern Saskatchewan


Southern Saskatchewan, Northern Montana - note Scobey and Plentywood just below the USA-Canada border. 

Regina and Moose Jaw were the larger Saskatchewan centres, with other teams representing Gravelbourg, Radville, Milestone and Weyburn among other communities.

(May 21)  The Weyburn senior baseball nine took the invading Radville aggregation into camp by a 5 to 3 score in front of a good crowd of fans at the Exhibition grounds diamond. “Casey” Moroschan pitched a steady game for the winners, allowing only four hits while breezing a half dozen. Losing pitcher Waldo “Wally” Shupe, the Radville playing-manager, sent 13 batters down on strikes but was nicked for five of the seven Weyburn hits before being derricked for reliever Saddler. Catcher Pat McNeally led the winners at the dish with a triple and double while shortstop “Babe” Brossard stroked a brace of singles.

Shupe (L), Saddler and Frumerie
Moroschan (W) and McNeally

(May 28)  Radville again tasted defeat at the hands of Weyburn, falling 7 to 5 to their Soo Line hosts. Each squad stroked nine base hits. “Babe” Brossard, with three safe swats including a triple, topped the victors with the lumber. Losing slabman Frumerie also had a triad of safeties, all singles. “Casey” Moroschan belted a solo four-ply clout in the sixth panel for Weyburn. 

Frumerie (L) and xxx
Tschida (W) and McNeally

(June 9)  The touring Scobey, Montana, club pounded out 20 hits to whip the Regina All-Stars 14-6 before a record crowd of 2,500 at Park de Young in Regina.  Del Cottingham, former Milestone pitcher, held Regina to four hits, one of them a homer by Chuck Milne. Cottingham also helped the offense with four hits.  Outfielders Wally Hilden and Honey Guyer and second baseman Porky Dallas each had three hits. Swede Risberg, one of the principals of the 1919 White Sox scandal, played first base for Scobey and had a double in four tries.  Third baseman Johnny Meyers connected for a homer and double.  Johnny Herauf, who started for Regina, took the loss.  Shortstop George Hay had two hits for Regina.

Cottingham (W) and McIntyre
Herauf (L), Bateman (2), Young (8) and Leigh

(June 10)   The Moose Jaw Stars upset Scobey Outlaws 3-1 in an exhibition game at Moose Jaw. George Haigh fired a four-hitter for the win.  He fanned five without issuing any free passes.  Hughie Craigen was outstanding in left field making a half-dozen putouts, some on difficult running catches.  The locals scored all their runs in the 5th inning with Craigen leading off the frame with a single.  Eddie Scott reached on a base on balls and, with two outs, an error allowed both Craigen and Scott to cross the plate.  A third run scored on a sacrifice fly. Scobey has scored in the top of the 5th as Johnny Myers tripled and came around to notch the game's first marker. Myers handled mound duties for the visitors allowing just five hits. He had nine strikeouts and walked three.

Myers (L) and Hilden
Haigh (W) and Mills

(June 18)  The invading Regina All-Stars and the Weyburn baseballers split a double-bill at the Exhibition grounds, the Capital City’s crack contingent rallying in the ninth inning to take the afternoon encounter 11 to 10 while Weyburn had a 6 to 1 walkaway in the evening tilt.  After trailing throughout the first eight innings, the Reginans exploded for three runs in their final turn at bat to capture the opener. Third baseman Heinie Rogers picked up three of the 15 Queen City hits. 

Bateman, Brundage (W) (4) and Snell
Tschida, Moroschan (L) (8) and McNeally

Al “Lefty” Hartman tossed a three-hitter for the Soo-Liners in the wrap-up fracas, whiffing nine en route to the hillock decision over Tommy Green. Shortpatcher “Babe” Brossard and fly chaser Tschida stroked a pair of hits each for the winners.

Green (L) and Snell
Hartman (W) and McNeally

(June 25)  The snappy Plentywood MT baseball club, augmented with the services of Oscar “Hap” Felsch and Charles “Swede” Risberg from the arch-rival Scobey MT squad, two former major leaguers tainted by the 1919 Black Sox scandal, locked horns with the Weyburn senior squad in doubleheader action at the Exhibition grounds. Weyburn copped the afternoon fixture 3 to 2 and the two combatants failed to decide a winner in the evening tussle, being deadlocked at 2 – 2 after ten innings when darkness ended the proceedings. Steve Chekaluk, star twirler for the visitors, pitched both games, allowing only 10 hits in 19 innings, four in the opener and six in ten-inning finale. Over the course of the double-dip, Felsch went three for seven while the Risberg had just one hit in nine at-bats.

Import moundsman Tschida heaved a five-hitter for the Soo-Liners in the matinee event. Revere “Babe” Brossard’s run-scoring single in the bottom-of-the-sixth inning drove in Weyburn’s winning run. He also ripped a double and was the lone swatsmith in the contest with two base knocks. “Swede” Risberg’s double was the sole extra-base swat the Montanans acquired off Tschida.    

Chekaluk (L) and Weinberger
Tschida (W) and McNeally

Both Chekaluk and Weyburn complete-game chucker Al “Lefty” Hartman fanned nine in the late affair as both were nicked for a half dozen safeties. A single by “Hap” Felsch drove in Plentywood’s first run in the top-of-the-opening panel. The Soo-Liners promptly knotted the count in their half of the frame on “Babe” Brossard’s RBI one-bagger. “Gizzy” Hart plated the second Weyburn counter in the third stanza when Pat McNeally singled him home. The final, and tying, tally of the contest occurred in the sixth when “Hap” Felsch doubled home Plentywood outfielder Smith who had reached base after being hit by a Hartman pitch. Felsch had a single earlier in the game to go along with his two-bagger while McNeally and Hart both ripped a brace of singles for the victors.

Chekaluk and Weinberger
Hartman and McNeally

(June 27)  The hosting Moose Jaw All-Stars and invading Weyburn nine provided double-barrelled entertainment for the Mill City fans, playing to a 0 – 0 nine-inning scoreless draw in the curtain-raiser while the Stars prevailed 9 to 4 in the sunset fixture. Moose Jaw’s Jim MacDonald yielded seven scattered hits in the opener while portsider Al Hartman of the Soo Line squad was teasing the homesters on five safeties with his assortment of floaters, hooks and spitters. 

Hartman and McNeally
MacDonald and xxx

Weyburn held a 2 to 0 lead after five-and-a-half innings of the nightcap before the roof fell in on them as they began to boot the pellet too frequently behind losing flinger Tschida. Cliff Armstrong’s critical base blow put the Moose Javians ahead to stay in the bottom-of-that frame as George Haigh went on to cop the complete-game hillock victory.

Tschida (L) and McNeally
Haigh (W) and xxx 

(July 9)  In a double-dip played at Weyburn’s Exhibition grounds, the Soo-Liners disposed of the Regina All-Stars twice, scoring 10 to 5 and 7 to 3 decisions.  Weyburn slammed 15 base hits in the opener as winning pitcher Tschida led the way with the baton, nailing a triple and three singles in four at-bats. Contributing a trio of one-baggers was his batterymate, catcher Pat McNeally. Outfielder Jack Cranstoun had three of the eleven Capital City base knocks, one of which was a double.

Randolph (L) and Spence
Tschida (W) and McNeally

Weyburn portsider Al Hartman was in control all the way as he successfully scattered six Regina bingles while fanning a dozen in the follow-up match. Shortstop “Babe” Brossard of the winners, with a brace of one-baggers, was the only swatter in the joust to accumulate plural hit figures.

Herauf (L), Green and McNichol
Hartman (W) and McNeally

(July 11)  Winning their third and fourth games in succession, Weyburn knocked off visiting Radville 6 to 4 and 12 to 5 in doubleheader action. The Soo Line aggregation came from behind to annex the matinee contest, making reliever “Casey” Moroschan the mound winner. Les Dow of Radville, with a pair of doubles, was the game’s best willow wielder.

Shupe (L), Armstrong and Frumerie
Tschida, Moroschan (W) and McNeally

Rocking losing slab artist “Lefty” Armstrong for 16 base blows, Weyburn breezed to the sweep with their second-game triumph. Winning tosser Al “Lefty” Hartman rang up eight punchouts in going the route with a nine-hit mound effort. Regulars in the Weyburn pitching rotation, Tschida and “Casey” Moroschan patrolled the outer pasture in this fixture for the Soo-Liners, both pasting the pill for three safeties with a home run and double included in Tschida’s sum of swats.

Armstrong (L) and Frumerie
Hartman (W) and McNeally

(July 14)  Oxbow tournament

(July 16)  The All-Stars of Moose Jaw, considered one of the star aggregations of baseballers within the Wheat Province, suffered an 11 to 6 defeat at the hands of the hosting Weyburn pastimers in the opening game of a twin-bill. A second encounter between the rival nines lasted ten innings without a winner being declared and was called with the score tied at 3 – 3.

Hitters from both squads hand the upper hand in the early clash, each accumulating 14 base hits. Weyburn’s “Casey” Moroschan, although receiving ragged support from his mates at times, was far more adept than losing tosser Jim MacDonald at minimizing scoring damage by more effectively scattering the Mill City blows. Every batter in the line-up of the Soo Line contingent had at least one base knock with Moroschan, Al Hartman, Pat McNeally and infielders Kennefick and Tschida all clipping the orb for a pair. MacDonald and shortstop Ted Johanson stroked three safeties apiece for the vanquished nine. 

MacDonald (L) and Mills
Moroschan (W) and McNeally

Pitcher’s Alvy Ball of the Stars and Weyburn’s “Lefty” Hartman were the preeminent players in the sunset encounter in which darkened skies ended things after one session of overtime. Ball surrendered eight hits and breezed four while Hartman whiffed six and was nicked for seven safeties. Top baton swinger in the affair was “Casey” Moroschan of the Soo-Liners who lambasted the spheroid for a double and two one-baggers.

Ball and Mills
Hartman and McNeally

(July 20)  In opening action at the Moose Jaw Kiwanis Tournament Radville topped Climax 5-3 behind the pitching of John Donaldson and Scobey and whipped Gravelbourg 20-1.

Donaldson held Climax to 8 hits while compiling 11 strikeouts without a base on balls. His two-run double in the 3rd inning was a key hit for the winners.  Elmer Leifer gave up just seven hits in taking the loss.

Leifer (L) and Comartin
Donaldson (W) and McNeally

Scobey amassed 24 hits, five by Swede Risberg, in trouncing Gravelbourg. Marshall and Johnny Myers each had a homer for the winners. Honey Guyer chipped in with four hits.

Seiffert, Myers (W) (3), Felsch (9), and Marshall
Terrien (L), Bealtie (6), Wilson (7) and Dakin

(July 22)   Scobey, Montana captured top money of $600 at the Moose Jaw Kiwanis Tournament trouncing Radville 14-0 in the final behind a three-hit pitching performance by Swede Risberg. The former White Sox major leaguer fanned ten and walked none. The American visitors had 15 hits, including a homer by Happy Felsch. Walker and Honey Guyer each had three hits.  Scobey scored three runs in the first inning and had a 9-0 lead in the 3rd. 

Risberg (W) and Marshall
Saddler (L), Shupe (4) and McNeally

(July 22)  John Donaldson had a perfect game as Radville moved into the Kiwanis Tournament final downing Moose Jaw 2-0.  Donaldson struck out 19 in his 27-up, 27-down performance. At the plate, Donaldson had two of Radville's five hits, one a double. George Haigh was the hard-luck loser, as both runs against him were unearned.  Radville got one in the 3rd inning as Ashton scored after reaching base when hit by a pitch and an error led to the second run in the 7th.

Haigh (L) and Kerr
Donaldson (W) and McNeally

(July 22)   Scobey had no trouble advancing to the tourney final cruising to a 15-1 triumph over Hodgeville as former major leaguers Swede Risberg and Happy Felsch combined for five hits and six runs. Felsch belted a homer and Risberg pounded out a pair of triples. 

Guyer, Dallas (7) and Marshall
Vold, Borthwick (7), Walkinshaw (9) and Dixon

(July 24)  Taking full advantage of their scoring opportunities, the Weyburn senior baseball club travelled to Plentywood MT and came away with a 7 to 3 decision over their American counterparts. Both teams stung the horsehide for nine safeties but the Soo Line aggregation was better able to connect when bingles meant bacon. Al “Lefty” Hartman struck out seven in earning the mound decision. Tschida paced the Weyburnites with the lumber, cuffing a triple and a brace of one-baggers. Shortstop Taylor was best with the baton for Plentywood, stroking three singles.

Hartman (W) and McNeally
Galvin (L) and Weinberger

(July 24)  The touring Scobey, Montana nine took a pair from the Regina All-Stars 8-5 and 6-2.  Swede Risberg and Happy Felsch provided much of the offense.  Felsch had two homers and two doubles while Risberg contributed a home run and three singles. Johnny Myers pitched complete game victories in both games.

Myers (W) and Marshall
Randolph (L) and Leigh

Myers (W) and Marshall
xxx (L) and xxx

(July 25)  A see-saw slugfest at Weyburn’s Exhibition grounds resulted in the hosts narrowly edging the Regina All-Stars 13 to 12 in a game limited to seven innings because of darkness. The Soo-Liners erased a 12 to 8 deficit by scoring five times in their final turn at bat. Both teams stung the apple with authority, each registering 14 base blows. Leading the Queen City nine with the stick were Moran and Jack Rowand who both singled on three occasions. Pamfil “Casey” Moroschan doubled twice and singled for the victors.

Armstrong (L), Moran (7) and Leigh
Moroschan, Tschida (W) (7) and McNeally

(August 7)  Weyburn swept a season-ending doubleheader from the Radville troop of diamondeers, capturing the seven-inning opener 9 to 5 and annexing the late encounter 9 to 4 in a skirmish limited by dark skies to six frames.
With offensive support evident from all parts of the line-up, the Weyburnites put up a five-spot in the bottom-of-the-first spasm and rolled to a comfortable victory behind import tosser Tschida who won the matinee fracas on a six-hitter. Al Hartman, Pat McNealy and middle pasture patroller Mergens all chipped in with a pair of bingles for the winners.

Westegard (L) and Frumerie
Tschida (W) and McNeally

Weyburn’s Al “Lefty” Hartman earned his tenth mound decision of the campaign in the shortened finale and also led all swatsmiths, pounding out three hits off the slants of losing flinger Waldo “Wally” Shupe.

Hartman (W) and McNeally
Shupe (L) and Frumerie

August 11-12 Regina Northside Tournament

(source – August 19, 1925 edition of the Weyburn Review)
Games played – 30
Innings played – 245
Games won – 21
Games lost - 6
Games tied - 3
Batting average – .288
BATTING           AB       H      SO     BB    SAC     AVE
Hartman           93      38       6     12     13     .409
Hay               31      12       5      0      0     .387
McNeally          98      33      14     11      3     .337 
Tschida           95      31      23      8      2     .326
Mergens           56      17      10      1      0     .304 
Brossard          60      18       4      1      3     .300
Marlow            25       7       4      0      0     .280    
Moroschan        105      29      12      1      1     .276
Kennefick         59      16       9      2      1     .271
Hart             104      28      16      8      2     .269
Smith             49       8      15      1      2     .163
Muirhead          57       8      18      0      4     .140             
PITCHING          GP      IP       W      L      T      SO      BB      PCT.        
Hartman           15     121      10      2      3     122       5      .833
Tschida            8      72       6      2      0      30      21      .750
Moroschan          7      52       5      2      0      24      13      .714

(September 24)   The Helena Daily Independent, September 24, 1925, carried a story on the
end of the season for the Scobey team, named the Sensation of the Year.

After triumphing in more than 85 per cent of the games played this season in four states and one Canadian province, the Scobey ball club disbanded last Sunday at Milbank, S.D., where the final game was played.

The boys had just completed a tour on which they played 27 games in 27 days, winning 20 and losing 7. They met the best that Saskatchewan, North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota had to offer in the way of independent ball clubs . . . It won 65 games and lost nine during the season. Two well known former White Sox players "Swede" Risberg and "Happy" Felsch were with the team all season.  (The Helena Daily Independent, September 24, 1925)


Eastview replaced the Capitals in 1925 as the loop remained a four-team circuit.

Maple Leafs
St. Joseph’s
St. Mary’s


(May 14)  Although errors were almost as plentiful as base knocks, the Maple Leaf baseballers were pleased with the result of the Eastside League’s opener in which they disposed of the Eastviews 6 to 3. Crottie, on the mound for the victors, dispensed a mystifying assortment of benders, holding the Far East Brigade to six scattered hits while fanning nine. His defensive support, however, was far from the best and was responsible for the three unearned runs plated against him. Losing heaver Yankovitch, who tossed an eight-hitter and breezed five, also received less-than-stellar backup afield. Shortstop Joe Haberman poked out a double and a single for the Leafs.

Yankovitch (L) and McInnes/McInnis
Crottie (W) and Rau

(May 15)  St. Mary’s humbled St. Joseph’s 11 to 6 in the first league of the season for the rival Saints. The affair saw another exhibition of mediocre fielding. Both clubs used two chuckers with the starters, F. “Tiny” Keiser of the Mary’s and the Joe’s Martin Habermiller, being the heavers of record. Pete Gottselig had three of the 11 safeties garnered by the winners.

Keiser (W), P. Gottselig (5) and W. Wolver
Habermiller (L), Jesse (3) and Turk

(May 18)  St. Mary’s chalked up their second win of the early season when they doubled the Maple Leafs 8 to 4. Pete Gottselig occupied the mound for the triumphant Saints, holding the Leafs in check with the exception of the sixth stanza when they ran across three of their four counters. Gottselig was himself the leader in the offense that decided the affair, pounding the pill for a three-run homer, a double and two singles. Teammates Bill Schuck and shortstop Slade followed with three safeties, an output equalled by losing twirler Crottie.

Crottie (L) and Rau
P. Gottselig (W) and W. Wolver

(May 20)  Landing on the offerings of losing pitcher Hinchey with a vengeance and taking full of nine opposition misplays, St.Joseph’s obliterated the Eastview nine 14 to 1. Jesse, on the hill for the Saints, allowed only three scattered hits. First baseman Don Joorisity was the big slugger for the winners, swatting four safeties in addition to twice stealing third base.

Jesse (W) and Turk, Powell
Hinchey (L) and McInnes/McInnis

(May 22)  Six errors by the Maple Leafs in the final inning gave the St. Joseph diamond troopers a gift 3 to 2 win in East Side league play. The game, played in bitterly cold weather, only went five innings before being called. The Saints managed only one hit off hard-luck losing chucker Gord Cameron who also walked a pair of batters and hit one. Winning flinger Fritz was nicked for three safeties and handed out three free passes to first base.

Cameron (L) and Rau
Fritz (W) and Turk

(May 26)  Eastview balltossers lost their third start in the East Side League when St. Mary’s took their measure 11 to 2. The saints did all their scoring in the second and eighth rounds when the Eastview infielders fell apart defensively. Winning pitcher Thauberger spun a six-hitter, whiffed 12 but was wild at times, walking two batters and hitting another. Pete Gottselig hammered a triple and double for the winners.

Sharp (L), Yankovitch (8) and Irvine
Thauberger (W) and W. Wolver

(May 27)  Pete Gottselig slammed two home runs and a pair of singles in powering St. Mary’s to an 8 to 7 conquest of St. Joseph’s. F. “Tiny” Keiser, on the mound for the Mary’s, was anything but brilliant but, given a substantial early lead, managed to survive a late surge by the Joe’s. He was tagged for ten safeties while walking one. Joe Gottselig had a triple and single as part of the victors’ 12-hit offense. Catcher Turk, Martin Habermiller and utilityman J. Schneider each rapped a double and a one-bagger for the losers.

Jesse (L), Habermiller (2) and Turk
Keiser (W) and W. Wolver

(May 29)  Eastview took another trouncing in East Side League play when the Maple Leafs took them into camp by the score of 12 to 1. For the first four innings, the game was close but then the Leafs put the game on ice with a five-spot in the fifth followed by treys in each of the six and seventh sessions. “Mutt” Smith swatted two doubles for the victors while flychaser Galger stoked a two-bagger and single. Losing chucker Yankovitch singled three times for Eastview. Winning tosser Crottie yielded ten hits and walked two but mowed down ten via the strikeout route.

Crottie (W) and Rau
Yankovitch (L), Hinchey and McInnes/McInnis

(June 3)  Scoring all five of their runs in the third inning, St. Joseph’s withstood a late charge by the winless Eastview nine to come away with a narrow 5 to 4 victory. The Saints, with first baseman Don Jooristy leading the way by stroking three singles, outhit the Eastview nine 8 to 7. 

Lowings (L), Wiggins (4) and Brewer
Fritz (W), Habermiller (7) and Turk

(June 8)  The lowly Eastview outfit pulled a major upset by walloping the defending champion St. Mary’s nine 11 to 4. The win for the cellar-dwellers, their first of the season, was an impressive one. They blasted the offerings of losing pitcher “Tiny” Keiser and two relievers for 18 base blows while Wiggins, the Regina College heaver who did mound duty for the winners, had the hard-hitting Saints at his mercy all evening, rationing them to three hits while he struck out ten. Third baseman Brewer poked four singles for Eastview while second sacker Irvine drilled a double and two one-baggers. First baseman Sharp contributed a pair of doubles and shortstop Trifunov a two-bagger plus a one-base rap. 

Keiser (L), John Gottselig, P. Gottselig and W. Wolver
Wiggins (W) and McInnes/McInnis

(June 9)  St. Joseph’s pitcher Carl Wolver fanned 14, rationed the Maple Leafs to three hits and clouted a home run in leading the Saints to an 8 to 3 conquest of the Leafs. Wolver had his difficulty finding the plate, however, and handed out nine free tickets to first base as well as hitting a batter. The Joe’s registered six hits and most of their scoring was assisted by seven Maple Leaf errors.

C. Wolver (W) and Turk
Smith (L), Cameron and Blacklock

(June 17)  Showing continued improvement, the Eastview balltossers captured their second East Side league win when they took a 4 to 2 verdict from the St. Joseph’s nine. Winning pitcher Wiggins fanned eight and kept ten hits well scattered, helping himself with the lumber as well by banging out a forth-inning triple that drove in two runs and touching home with what proved to be the winning run. Losing heaver Carl Wolver was nicked for eight safeties while whiffing five batters. Flychaser Cutler poled out a brace of doubles and a single for the Saints while teammate Don Joorisity singled three times. Eastview catcher Powell stung the sphere for a pair of two-baggers. 

C. Wolver (L) and Turk
Wiggins (W) and Powell

(June 18)  A two-run spurt in the top-of-the-ninth inning broke a 5 – 5 tie and engineered St. Mary’s to an eventual 7 to 6 conquest of the Maple Leafs. The Churchmen had a dozen safeties compared to eight by the Leafs. Winning slabster Thauberger needed ninth-inning relief help from Johnny Gottselig, who also began the tilt on the knoll, in sealing the deal for the win. Pete Radu tossed the entire game for the vanquished nine. Siblings George and Bill Wolver both stroked three singles for the victorious Saints. Teammate Bill Schuck as well as the Maple Leafs’ “Mutt” Smith each delivered a double and a one-base rap.

John Gottselig, Thauberger (W) (5), John Gottselig (9) and M. Schneider
Radu (L) and Blacklock

(June 19)  It took just one hour and 12 minutes for the Maple Leafs to blank the defending champion St. Mary’s club in a fast-moving East Side League affair. Gordie Cameron, on the mound for the Store crew, kept six hits well scattered and, although his mates committed five miscues, the errors never occurred at perilous times. Shortstop Joe Haberman swatted three singles for the Leafs and drove in two of their three counters. Cameron batted in the other tally with a sixth-stanza one-bagger. Jack ”Jersey” Campbell added a triple and a single for the victors. Bill Schuck doubled and singled twice for the Saints.

Cameron (W) and Rau
Keiser (L), P. Gottselig and M. Schneider, W. Wolver

(June 24)  The Maple Leafs strengthened their hold on third place in the East Side League by whipping last-place Eastview 16 to 7.

(June 25)  Weakening in the latter stages of the game, last-place Eastview dropped a 5 to 2 decision to the Maple Leafs. With the score tied at 2 – 2 after six frames of exciting action, winning heaver Wilson began to strengthen on the hill while Wiggins of the Eastview nine started to wobble, the result being a singleton in the seventh and a deuce in the eighth episode for the charging Leafs. Massier stroked a pair of doubles for the victors who had a 7 to 5 edge in base knocks. Joe Haberman and Wilson added a two-bagger and a single each.
Wiggins (L) and McInnes/McInnis
Wilson (W) and  Rau, Massier

STANDINGS                W       L       Pct.
St. Mary’s               5       2      .714
St. Joseph’s             5       3      .625
Maple Leafs              5       5      .500
Eastview                 2       7      .222

(June 26)  St. Mary’s strengthened their position at the top of the East Side Baseball League when they took a free-hitting affair from the St. Joseph’s nine 13 to 10. Three home runs, one each by Joe Gottselig and “Tiny” Keiser of the winners as well as St. Joe’s catcher Turk, featured the batting performances. A seven-run output by the Mary’s in the second inning put them in control of the game. Shortstop Carl Wolver ripped a triple, double and single for the league leaders. 

Skerlton (L) Habermiller (2) and Turk
P. Gottselig (W) and M. Schneider

(June 29)  East Side league-leading St. Mary’s pummelled Eastview 15 to 7. Two big innings, the fourth and the fifth, when they ran across a total of 11 markers, settled the issue in favor of the Saints. Pete Gottselig cranked out a homer for the winners.

P. Gottselig (W), John Gottselig and M. Schneider
Wiggins, xxx and Rau

(July 2)  St. Joseph’s pounded the offerings of losing pitcher Johnny Gottselig for six runs in the third round and nine more counters in the sixth session to demolish the front-running St. Mary’s nine 17 to 7. Defensive play was sloppy with the teams combining for 11 errors. Catcher M. Schneider of the Mary’s was the top power hitter in the contest, getting to winning twirler Jesse for a triple and double. The win for the Joe’s draws them even with the Mary’s in the first-half final standings, each team sporting a 6 – 3 won-loss mark. They will meet in a sudden-death tie-breaker to determine a first-half series winner following the onset of the second-half series.

John Gottselig (L) and M. Schneider
Jesse (W) and Turk

FIRST-HALF TIE-BREAKER  (sudden-death game)

(July 8)  Scoring a trey in their first turn at bat St. Mary’s went on to defeat St. Joseph’s 8 to 5 to annex the first-half pennant in the East Side Baseball League. Both winning heaver Pete Gottselig of the Mary’s and the Joe’s slabster Jesse went all the way on the knoll in the tie-breaker. Gottselig gave up nine hits and fanned 11 while Jesse was tagged for ten safeties and also whiffed 11. Initial sacker Joe Gottselig stroked three singles for the victors while Johnny Gottselig rapped a triple and single. Catcher M. Schneider cuffed a pair of doubles and a one-bagger for the vanquished nine while teammate Carl Wolver drilled a bases-empty four-bagger. 

Jesse (L) and Turk
P. Gottselig (W) and M. Schneider


(July 3)  A run-scoring single by starting pitcher Wilson, who finished the game in the outer pasture, delivered the Maple Leafs to a 12-inning 9 to 8 walkoff win over St. Joseph’s in East Side League play. The Leafs, with an 11 to 9 edge in base hits, should have won the game in the tenth chapter but the Saints tied the score when catcher Rittinger dropped the ball at the plate after Jooristy was trapped. Reliever Pete Radu picked up the pitching win while Martin Habermiller, who took over mound chores for the Joe’s at the beginning of the fourth frame, was tagged with the loss. Heading the hit parade in the overtime tilt was Carl Wolver of the losing nine who picked up three safeties. 

C. Wolver, Habermiller (L) (4) and Turk
Wilson, Radu (W) and Rau, Rittinger

(July 6)  St. Mary’s ball club started the second-half of the schedule on a successful note, scoring twice in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning to pull out a 5 to 4 come-from-behind win over Eastview. Winning pitcher Johnny Gottselig tossed a five-hitter and led his team from the batter’s box with a solo homer and two singles.

Yankovitch (L) and Irwin
John Gottselig (W) and M. Schneider

(July 8)  First-half tie-breaker (see above)

(July 9)  Beaten just 24 hours earlier in a tie-breaker for the first-half pennant, the St. Joseph’s team got sweet revenge against their adversaries, hammering the offerings of a trio of St. Mary’s slabsters for 11 base blows in taking a 10 to 3 second-half verdict. Winning heaver A. Fritz scattered eight hits and surrendered just one earned run. The Joe’s finished strong, plating three counters in the eighth episode and adding a five-spot in the ninth. Outfielder Cutler and shortpatcher Carl Wolver both had three hits for the winners with a double included in Cutler’s total. Losing tosser Johnny Gottselig socked a triple and single. 
Fritz (W) and Turk
John Gottselig (L), P. Gottselig, Thauberger and M. Schneider

(July 10)  The Maple Leafs scored a pair of markers in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning to take a narrow 8 to 7 decision from Eastview. Both outfielder Galger of the winning Leafs and fellow flychaser Lowey of Eastview checked in with three hits, with a home run included in Lowey’s sum of swats. Gord Cameron copped the hurling verdict. 

Lowings (L) and McInnes/McInnis
Cameron (W) and Rittinger

(July 13)  St. Joseph’s took an early lead, which they never relinquished, and held off a late charge by the Maple Leafs to prevail 6 to 4 in East side League play. Winning tosser Martin Habermiller and teammate Carter both banged out triples while Joe Haberman, shortstop for the Leafs, clouted a round-tripper. Losing heaver Wilson also drilled a three-bagger.

Wilson (L) and Rittinger
Habermiller (W) and Turk 

(July 15)  Eastview, tail-enders in the East Side baseball League, came through with their first victory of the second-half when they took St. Joseph’s over the hurdles 10 to 6. Pinsk, middle pasture patroller for the victors, crashed the agate for a double and two singles.

Jesse (L), Fritz and Turk
Lowings (W) and McInnes/McInnis

(July 17)  The Maple Leafs nosed out St. Mary’s 5 to 4, bunching their seven hits to advantage. Winning flinger Wilson, who whiffed ten, was nicked for nine safeties in earning the mound decision over Pete Gottselig who recorded eight strikeouts.. 

Wilson (W) and xxx
Pete Gottselig (L) and xxx

(July 20)  Even though they outswatted the St. Mary’s aggregation nine hits to five, cellar-dwelling Eastview fell 6 to 1 to the league-leaders. Wildness on the part of losing hurler Lowings and five Eastview errors helped the Saints in manufacturing their tallies.

Lowings (L) and xxx
John Gottselig (W) and xxx

(July 22)  Two big innings gave the Maple Leafs a 9 to 5 verdict over Eastview. The Leafs got off to a good start with a trey in the opening canto and added a big five-spot in the fourth. Leading the 14-hit attack of the winning nine were outfielder Galger, “Mutt” Smith and outfielder Martin Habermiller who each bagged three safeties. 

Rittinger (W) and Rau
Lowings (L), Hinchey, Yankovitch and McInnes/McInnis

(July 27)  Losing hurler Martin Habermiller’s shoots carried no mysteries for the Maple Leaf sluggers who buried St. Joseph’s 16 to 3 in an East Side League fixture. Gord Cameron, with a consistent performance of the hill, copped the pitching verdict. Second baseman C. Bergl picked up three hits for the winners.

Habermiller (L), Zech (8) and Turk
Cameron (W) and Rau

(August 3)  Swamping Eastview 12 to 3 in an eight-inning affair, the St. Mary’s team went into a tie with the Maple Leafs for the leadership in the second half of the East Side League split season. As a result, a best-of-three playoff for the second-half pennant will be necessary. Winning pitcher Johnson held the Eastview squad to four hits, three of which occurred during a belated rally in the eighth episode. Shortstop Slade led the Saints at bat with three singles while Joe Gottselig and Bill Schuck each stroked a pair.

Lowings (L) and McInnis
Johnson (W) and W. Wolver

SECOND-HALF TIE-BREAKER  (best-of-three series)

(August 4)  St. Mary’s drew first blood in their playoff with the Maple Leafs for the second-half pennant when walloped their rivals 8 to 0. Winning tosser Johnny Gottselig was the hero of the triumph as he held the Leafs to just two safeties. Losing heaver Gord Cameron and reliever “Mutt” Smith surrendered only six hits but were hampered by nine errors. Gottselig, with a brace of bingles, was the only player from either team to post multi-hit totals.

John Gottselig (W) and W. Wolver
Cameron (L), Smith (2) and Rau

(August 5)  St. Mary’s became winners of the second-half of the season and automatically champions of the 1925 East Side Baseball League when they trounced the Maple Leafs 10 to 6 to sweep the second-half tie-breaker series. The Saints had copped the first-half pennant, thereby negating any need for an overall playoff. Winning flinger Johnson faltered in the eighth inning after blanking the Leafs for the first seven stanzas. Saints’ shortpatcher Slade led the nine-hit offense against losing twirler Wilson, clouting a triple and a single. Wilson responded with a three-bagger and single of his own for the losers. 

Wilson (L) and Rau
Johnson (W), John Gottselig (8) and W. Wolver


(August 8)  St. Mary’s, champions of the East Side League, gave a good account of themselves by coming out with an even break against the runaway leaders of the Northside League, the Champs, in an exhibition twin-bill at Park de Young. The Northsiders won the afternoon game 9 to 6 but the Saints prevailed 5 to 4 in the evening fixture as the Hotelmen absorbed their first defeat of the campaign.

Tommy Green belted a double and two singles for Champs in the opener as Ray “Happy” Crawford, added to the roster of the Innkeepers from the C.P.R. for the double-dip, outpitched the Mary’s Johnny Gottselig for the mound decision. Gottselig slammed the game’s lone home run, a solo shot, to go along with a single for the East Siders.

John Gottselig (L) and W. Wolver
Crawford (W) and Leigh

Every batter in the balanced St. Mary’s lineup, with the exception of Pete Gottselig, had at least one safety in the follow-up tilt. Winning chucker Lowings, picked up by the Saints from the lowly Eastview squad, earned the complete-game hurling triumph with an eight-hitter. Champs led for most of the game but fell apart in the eighth episode when the Mary’s ran across all five of their markers on three doubles and a couple of singles.

Lowings (W) and W. Wolver
Moran (L) and Leigh


Birch Hills


(August 19)  Hosting Birch Hills, first-half pennant winners, captured a second-half sudden-death tie-breaker by blanking the C.N.R. 2 to 0, thereby annexing both halves of the Prince Albert City League regular season. Winning heaver Lorne Lunan struck out six and gave up five hits in taking the mound verdict from hard-luck loser Al Hoeschet who yielded just four safeties and fanned a dozen. The victors bunched two of their bingles in the seventh stanza to score their pair of counters. A single by Pete Gerlach drove in the initial tally while L. Gerlach’s RBI-triple produced the insurance marker.

Hoeschet (L) and Currie
Lunan (W) and Slominski



The 1925 season began with eight teams divided into a pair of four-team sections but after the loop experienced difficulties and action was suspended in late June, play within the circuit returned after a four-week layoff in late July with six of the original entries still in harness. The revival was brief, however, and after the Wholesale Grocers had been declared as first-half champions, play ground to a halt once more in early August shortly after the second-half of the schedule had begun.

Implements (disbanded in July)
Wholesale Grocers

Bankers (dropped out of league in mid-June)
Dominion Express
Dominion Motors
Quaker Oats


(June 24)  Slashing the offerings of four opposition pitchers for 13 hits, the Wholesale Grocers pasted the hosting Sutherland baseballers 19 to 7 to annex the first-half “A” sectional pennant.

Ash (W), Wanless and Coulter
Campbell (L), Taylor, Thomas, T. Kusch and C. Kusch

(July 15)  After getting away to an auspicious start and creating considerable interest in the first-half of the season’s program, the Saskatoon Commercial Baseball League ground to a halt and ceased play.

(July 30)  Following a layoff of more than four weeks, the Commercial Baseball League was resuscitated and will resume play with six of the original eight teams involved in the fray. The Implements joined the Bankers, an earlier casualty, in dropping by the wayside.

(August 3)  Coming through with hits when bingles meant bacon, Dominion Motors gained the honors in the first-half of the “B’ section in the Mercantile Baseball League by defeating Dominion Express 9 to 3. Winning hurler Bevan Lawson tossed a five-hitter while fanning ten batters. Bobby Mayne and outfielder Telfer of the Motormen, with three hits apiece, were the leading sluggers of the evening. Losing heaver Fortiner whiffed 11. By virtue of the win, Dominion Motors qualifies to meet the Wholesale Grocers for the championship of the first-half.

Lawson (W) and McMillan
Fortiner (L) and McCurdy

(August 5)  By defeating Dominion Motors 10 to 2 at City Park, the Wholesale Grocers captured the first-half championship of the Mercantile Baseball League. Joe Thomas gained the mound verdict over fellow left-hander Bev Lawson of the Motormen. Infielder Jack Wanless of the victors supplied the fielding feature of the game when he snared in Lawson’s line drive with the bases loaded in the fourth frame.

Thomas (W) and Coulter
Lawson (L) and Mackie


Only two or three games were played in the second-half of the schedule before the league ceased operations for a second time.


(August 25 & 27)  Considered as de facto champions of the stalled Commercial circuit, the Wholesale Grocers played a best-of-nine series against the Wesley Junior Macs, Saskatoon Church League titlists, for bragging rights as the best tier-two team in the Hub City. The Grocers parlayed a 13 -game winning streak into the series and, with two straight victories by scores of 3 to 1 and 10 to 1 to begin the showdown, extended their consecutive run of victories to 15. Southpaw Joe Thomas was the winning heaver in both contests and was aided in the second scuffle by a home run off the bat of teammate Viv Ash.

Thomas (W) and Coulter
Houghton (L) and Reeve

Fortiner (L), Charbury, Carmichael and Reeve
Thomas (W) and Coulter
(August 31)  Darkness terminated the third game of the second-tier amateur baseball series with the contending teams tied 5 – 5 after six rounds of play. A solo home run by third baseman Fortiner in the sixth session allowed the Macs to salvage the tie.
Lawson and Carmichael
Thomas and Coulter

(September 2)  The Wholesale Grocers of the Commercial League stretched their lead in the playoff series with the Church League champion Wesley Macs when they shaded the junior Macs 8 to 7 at the Exhibition grounds. The Grocers overcame a five-run deficit by plating a seven-spot in the top-of-the-seventh stanza. First baseman Chuck Kearns smashed two triples for the victors while second sacker Leslie of the Macs belted a homer.
Thomas (W) and Coulter
Fortiner (L), Lawson (7) and Carmichael

(September 4)  With Bev Lawson firing a two-hitter, the Wesley Macs defeated the Wholesale Grocers 7 to 4 for their first win in the series. Lawson walked four and struck out ten batters. Outfielder Telfer and hot corner custodian Fletcher had two safeties each for the Macs.

Lawson (W) and Carmichael
Thomas (L) and Coulter

(September 7)  A holiday sweep of two Labor Day tilts by the Wholesale Grocers gave them the tier-two baseball championship of Saskatoon. The Grocers defeated the Macs 5 to 2 and 6 to 4. Jack Wanless was the winning pitcher in the series’ clinching game.

Thomas (W) and Coulter
Lawson (L) and Carmichael

xxx (L) and Carmichael
Wanless (W) and Coulter


Saskatoon Wesley Junior Macs                                                      


St. Walburg



(June 18)   As of June 18th, Lockwood was in the league lead with four wins in five games.

Lockwood        4 - 1
Drake           5 - 2
Nokomis         2 - 2
Lanigan         0 - 6






Indian Head








Paynton Rural District Tigers




Glen Ewen




Star City




There were an abundance of junior-aged baseball teams in the Queen City during the 1925 season, most of them operating as independent, leagueless clubs playing exhibition encounters. Only one junior league, the Big Four circuit, was known to be operational.


Southside Stars
Y.M.H.A. Tigers