Local baseball was big news back in the 1920s. Opening day in the Winnipeg Senior League brought big headlines and a little pomp and ceremony as 3,000 fans turned out for the season's first action. Mayor Dan McLean is seen presenting the Sheppard Trophy to Norwood captain Tony LeGoff. The insert shows Mayor Swain of St. Boniface presented the Osler Cup, the the runner-up, to Gordon Dakins, manager of the Elks.
George Rivers, who along with brothers Joe and Romeo, were mainstays of the Elks of the Winnipeg Senior League. George was the undisputed batting king of the loop in 1928 leading in every major category - average, hits, runs, total bases -- and even topped the circuit in stolen bases.