1930 Manitoba Game Reports      

 

WINNIPEG SENIOR LEAGUE

(May 21)  Arenas took a 3-0 lead Wednesday and held off an eighth inning rally by the defending champion Elks to notch a 3-2 triumph to usher in the 1930 senior baseball season in Winnipeg.  Both Dunc Irvine, the Arenas left-hander, and Sid Bissett, for the Elks, were in mid-season form. Irvine won it with a four-hit, 11-strikeout performance. Arenas got the winner in the top of the 8th as Art Frick tripled to knock in Greig Warren who had reached on an error. In the bottom of the 8th, two hit batsmen, a walk, a single, a fielder's choice, and an error led to two runs and had the bases load, but Irvine fanned a pair to get out of trouble.  Warren led the winners with two hits and two runs scored.

Irvine (W) and Doyle
Bissett (L) and Turk

(May 22)  Dokey-Tigers handed Norwood an 8-4 setback Thursday at Wesley diamond. A five-run fifth inning, helped by two costly errors, told the tale for the winners. Sammy McCallum and Nels Avery combined to take care of the hurling for the Tigers.  In the fifth, Avery walked the bases full then got out of the jam by fanning the side. Hughie Sutherland smacked a homer in the fourth. Howie Tibbetts had 13 strikeouts in taking the loss. He also walked ten.

Tibbetts (L) and xxx
McCallum, Avery (5) and xxx

(May 23)  In exhibition action, the Northern Pacific team of St.Paul opened a four-game series at Wesley Park defeating the Arenas 9 to 4 Friday evening in weather anything but ideal for baseball. Larsen, one of the St., Paul veterans scattered nine hits in going the distance for the pitching win. He fanned ten.  The visitors broke open a tight game with four runs in the fourth inning. St.Paul got singles by Lasky, Kubiak, and Skudlarski and a four-bagger by Larsen to highlight the big inning. Chuck Ridgedale pounded a homer for the Arenas. J.Stemig, the St. Paul centre fielder led the winners with three hits and four stolen bases. "Flabby" McLennan had three safeties for the locals.

Larsen (W) and xxx
McArthur (L), Foster (6) and xxx

(May 25)   The visiting Northern Pacific squad out of St. Paul captured two of three games in a triple-header Victoria Day at Winnipeg. St. Paul defeated Elks 5-3 and Norwood 3-2 in 14 innings before dropping a 5-4, 10-inning contest to Dokey-Tigers

In the morning game, St.Paul scored a pair in the first inning and led all the way to down the Elks 5-3. Red Devaney held the Elks to eight hits in going the distance for the visitors. C.Stemig and A.Stemig each had two safeties to pace the winners. A.Stemig had a triple and C.Stemig belted a two-bagger. Romeo Rivers smacked a pair of doubles for the Elks.

Devaney (W) and Wright
Spraggett (L), Deakin (4) and Turk

In the afternoon thriller, St.Paul took a 2-run lead in the fifth on a double by J.Stemig, a walk to Swanson and A.Stemig's clout to right field. Walsh held Norwood scoreless until the locals rallied in the bottom of the ninth. Van Beneen led off with a double and scored on an error at shortstop.  With B.Hopper on base on the miscue, another error on Tinling's grounder tied the score.  St.Paul notched the winner in the 14th inning when Walsh, who went all the way on the mound for the Americans, led off with a single, took second on Chapman's sacrifice and romped home when C.Stemig rifled one to left.

Walsh (W) and Skudlarski
Christensen, Bouchard (L) (13) and Lloyd

In the evening game, Dokey-Tigers took a 3-0 lead in the first two innings but fell behind 4-3 after seven frames. They got one in the 8th to tie and, with two down in the tenth, managed to bring home the winner. Dalziel started the rally with a hit to right and tallied when Pat O'Brien crushed one to deep centre which Kray caught but dropped when he crashed into the fence. O'Brien led a 12-hit attack with three safeties and Dalziel, Malloy and Starr each had a pair. Red Rutherford scattered eight hits for the pitching win.

Gardell (L) and Skudlarski
Rutherford (W) and Patton

(May 26)  Howie Tibbetts held the Elks to one hit Monday as Norwood blanked the defending champs 5 to 0 in an abbreviated, five-inning, contest. Tibbetts rang up ten strikeouts before the cool, wet weather forced the game to be called.  A pair of errors allowed Keith Hopper to score in the first inning with what proved to be the winning run. They made it 2-0 in the second as Tinling doubled and Van Beneen brought him home with a hit to centre field. Tinling started things in the fourth with a three-bagger and Keith Hopper beat out a hit down the third base line. Van Beneen came through with another drive to score both runners. Keedian's double to right and a wild throw to third brought in the third tally.

Tibbetts (W) and Tinling
Bissett (L) and Turk

(May 28)  Arenas came from behind with six runs in the sixth inning on four hits, a walk and an error, to hand Dokey-Tigers an 8-6 trimming in senior baseball at the Balmoral lot. Dunc Irvine was battered for 14 hits but managed to go the distance to claim the win. Greig Warren and Rosenstock each had two hits for the Arenas. Pat O'Brien and JImmy Grant had three hits apiece for the losers. 

Irvine (W) and Doyle
Labrett (L), Avery, Rutherford and Patton

(May 29)  Arenas erupted for five runs in the fourth inning and held on to edge Elks 5-4 Thursday. After a double by Greig Warren, Arenas got a single and a hit batsman to combine with three Elks errors in their big inning. Romeo Rivers belted a homer for the Elks who out-hit the winners 8 to 5.

Hind (L) and Turk
Woolner (W) and Doyle

(May 30)  With a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning, Dokey-Tigers nipped the Elks 8 to 7 Friday at Wesley Park. Elks held a 5-1 lead after seven innings before the Tigers rebounded with three in the 8th to pull to within a run. Elks widened the gap with a pair in the ninth to take a 7-4 advantage before the big ninth inning outburst. Sammy McCallum survived 11 hits to go all the way for the pitching win while helping the offense with two hits and two runs scored. Lefty Deakin, for the Elks, allowed just nine safeties and also had two hits and two runs.

Deakin (L) and Turk
McCallum (W) and Patton

(May 31)   Dokey-Tigers blew an early five run lead then rallied with two runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to edge Norwood 7-6 Saturday. Newman's long smash scored both Pat O'Brien and Patton to give Tigers the win.

Christensen, Bouchard (L) (2) and
Avery, Labrett (5), McCallum (W) (6) and

(June 2)  The Arenas used a 15 hit attack Monday at Wesley Park to whip Norwood 11 to 6 for their fourth straight victory. Lewis and Chuck Ridgedale led the winners, each with three hits. Foster held Norwood to six hits in going the distance for the win.

Foster (W) and Doyle
Tibbetts (L), Caldwell (3) and Tinling

Arenas        4 - 0
Dokey-Tigers  3 - 1
Norwood       1 - 3
Elks          0 - 4

(June 4)   Dokey-Tigers built up an 8-3 lead then held off Elks' rallies in the 7th and 8th innings to escape with an 8 to 7 victory Wednesday. Jimmy Grant led the winners with three hits. Gordon Caslake had three hits and two runs scored for the Elks. The game was called after eight innings.

Rutherford (W), Ball (7) McCallum (8) and Patton
Spraggett (L), Arnason (6) and Turk

(June 5)   The defending champion Elks and Norwood fought to a 5-5 draw Thursday evening at Wesley park. The game was called after nine innings as darkness set in. After falling behind 5-0, Norwood exploded for five runs in the seventh inning.  Tinling reached on a throwing error and C.Hopper was safe on a fielder's choice. After Tinling was forced at third, Hughie Sutherland tripled to centre to plate the first two markers. Marinelli received a free pass and Sutherland came home on Paluk's slow roller. Keith Hopper laced a single to centre which brought in the fourth and fifth counters for the tie. Elks had a golden opportunity to win in the bottom of the ninth. With two down and runners on first and second, Olie Olien smacked a liner to left field. Turk, running for Deakin, was off at the crack of the bat but Paluk made a brilliant throw to the plate to nab the Elks' catcher by inches. Joe Rivers had three hits and two runs for the Elks who had ten hits to just four for Norwood.  Deakin fanned 13 in pitching a four-hitter for the Elks.

Bouchard and Lloyd, Tinling
Deakin and McCorquodale

(June 6)   Norwood chased home seven runs in the third inning and coasted to a 9-3 win over the Arenas Friday evening at Wesley park.  It was the first setback for the Arenas this season. "Darky" Bouchard was outstanding for the winners. Bouchard, who had hurled nine innings on Thursday, was rushed into the game in the first inning after Bill Christensen had forced in a run and loaded the bases on walks. Bouchard retired the side without further damage in the first and went the rest of the way yielding just eight, scattered hits.  Tinling, with a triple, double and single was the batting star for the winners. Marinelli added a three-bagger and two singles.

Christensen, Bouchard (W) (1) and Tinling
Lawton (L), Trey (3) and Brown

(June 7)  Dokey-Tigers downed the Arenas 6-3 Saturday to vault into first place in the league standings with a 5-1 record, a game up on the Arenas. Tigers got a pair in the third on Patton's single and three Arenas' errors and added two more in the fourth on singles by Livesley and Jennings and a wild throw by Doyle.  The Arenas got on the scoreboard in the sixth as Brown smacked a double to left and scored on Rosenstock's liner over short. Then Art Frick clouted one over the centre field wall to pull to within a run. But the Tigers responded with two in the seventh as Jimmy Grant knocked one to right to score McCallum and Dalziel.

McCallum (W) and Patton
Irvine (L) and Doyle, Brown, Lawton

Dokey-Tigers  5 - 1
Arenas        4 - 2
Norwood       2 - 3
Elks          0 - 5

(June 9)  Blanked for seven innings, the Arenas scored a pair in the 8th and seven in the 9th inning to hand the Elks their sixth straight loss of the season, 9-3.  Elks carried a 1-0 lead into the 8th frame when Art Spraggett developed a streak of wildness and the Arenas scored twice before Jack Hind relieved and put out the fire. But, Hind was hit freely in the ninth and the Elks made several errors as the Arenas sent seven men across the plate for a 9-1 advantage. Elks rallied for two in the bottom of the ninth but it was too little, too late. Johnny Lewis banged out three hits to lead the winners. Wally Woolner fired a three-hitter for the win.

Woolner (W) and MacDonald
Arnason, Spraggett (L) (4), Hind (8), Deakin (9) and Turk

(June 11)  A pitcher's duel highlighted Wednesday's baseball action as Norwood and the Dokey-Tigers battled to a 2-2, ten inning, draw. Howie Tibbetts, the Norwood ace, and Bill Crowe, star heaver of the league several years back, each yielded just seven hits. Tibbetts fanned 15 to set a season's high in strikeouts. 

Tibbetts and Tinling
Crowe and Patton

(June 16)  Johnny Lewis poked a single to centre in the ninth inning Monday evening to break a tie and give the Arenas a 4-3 triumph over Norwood. The smash scored Foster, the winning pitcher, who had doubled to centre. Lewis and Doyle each had two safeties for the winners who were out-hit, 12 to 9, by Norwood. 

Bouchard (L) and Lloyd
Foster (W) and MacDonald

(June 18)  After six consecutive losses to start the season, the defending champion Elks finally got into the win column Tuesday evening downing Norwood 9 to 1 behind the solid hurling of Arni Arnason who allowed just five hits, three by Cedric Hopper, who had a triple, double and single.  Shortstop Joe Rivers paced the winners with a homer and single. Arnason fanned 12 and walked seven.

Arnason (W) and McCorquodale
Tibbetts (L), Bouchard (7) and Tinling, Lloyd

(June 19)  Arenas got a four-hit shutout from Dunc Irvine Thursday evening to re-take first place in the senior league standings with a 7-0 victory over the Dokey-Tigers. Arenas took an early lead with two runs in the first inning and added five in the ninth. Greig Warren led a 16-hit onslaught with four singles and Rosenstock added three. Johnny Lewis poked out two safeties and scored twice. Irvine fanned ten and walked just one.

Irvine (W) and MacDonald
Rutherford (L) and Patton

Arenas        7 - 2
Dokey-Tigers  5 - 2
Norwood       2 - 5
Elks          1 - 6

(June 20)   Loose defensive play again hurt the Elks as the 1929 champions dropped a 6-4 decision to the Dokey-Tigers who took a 5-0 lead after three innings and held off a late charge by the Elks who made six errors, three by losing pitching Lefty Deakin. Molloy paced the winners with a double and three singles. Patton added two hits and two runs. The Elks out-hit the winners 10 to 8 with Joe Rivers, Cuthbert and Puhan each with a pair.

McCallum (W) and Patton
Deakin (L) and xxx

(June 21)   A five-run 8th inning, on four hits and three errors, carried Norwood to a 9-3 victory over the Elks Saturday afternoon. After Joe Rivers three-run homer in the fifth gave Elks a 3-2 lead, Norwood exploded for five in the 8th and two more in the ninth for the victory. The winners had just seven hits, the same as the Elks. "Darky" Bouchard blanked the Elks on three hits over the last four innings to pick up the win in a relief role.

Caldwell, Bouchard (W) (6) and Tinling
Davison (L) and Turk

(June 23)  Dick Marinelli's two-run triple in the 10th inning carried Norwood to a 10-8 extra inning victory over Dokey-Tigers Monday evening at Wesley park. For the second straight game, "Darky" Bouchard registered the pitching win in a relief effort. Marinelli, Keith Hopper and Cedric Hopper each had two hits and two runs for the winners. Molloy cracked a homer, double and single for the Tigers.

Found, Bouchard (W) (6) and Tinling
Avery, Rutherford (5) and Patton

(June 25)   Veteran hurler Jack Hind dug out his tattered glove for one of the few times this season and looked in prime form as he pitched the Elks to a 4 to 3 victory over the Dokey-Tigers at the Balmoral pasture Wednesday evening. Hind, who relieved in the first inning with the bases loaded and none out, got out of the jam and hurled outstanding ball over nine innings, ringing up 15 strikeouts to match the high for the season. He walked just one and scattered ten hits.  He had some luck on his side. Early in the game with the scored tied and Pat O'Brien on second, Bill Crowe singled to left field and O'Brien came dashing home beating the throw.  However Umpire Warren ruled he had failed to touch home base and was tagged out.  Gordon Caslake led the winners with three hits.

Spraggett, Hind (1) and Turk
Crowe (L) and Patton

Arenas        7 - 2
Dokey-Tigers  6 - 4
Norwood       4 - 5
Elks          2 - 8

(June 26)   Paced by Greig Warren's bases-loaded triple in the third inning, the Arenas downed Norwood 5 to 2 Thursday evening to maintain their hold on first place in the senior league standings. Foster, had an unsteady initial frame when he walked the bases full, but settled down to hold Norwood to six hits to register the pitching win. Howie Tibbetts fanned 12 in a losing cause.

Foster (W) and MacDonald
Tibbetts (L) and Tinling

(June 30)  The Dokey-Tigers and Norwood played to a 5-5, ten inning, draw. The game was called because of darkness.  It was a free swinging affair with a total of 24 hits, 13 by Norwood.  Claire Livesley, the Dokey-Tigers shortstop, highlighted the offense with three hits and three runs. He also had a pair of stolen bases. Dick Lloyd also collected three hits.

Found and Lloyd
McCallum, Crowe (7) and Patton

(July 1)   Veteran Bill Crowe fashioned a seven-hit shutout Dominion Day as Dokey-Tigers defeated the Arenas 7-0 to gain a playoff berth against the Arenas for first half honours in the senior league. The afternoon tussle between Norwood and Elks was halted by rain in the second inning. Claire Livesley again starred for the winners scoring twice, getting a pair of steals and sparkling in the field handling nine chances at shortstop without a miscue.

Crowe (W) and Patton
Foster (L) and MacDonald

Arenas        8 - 4
Dokey-Tigers  7 - 4
Norwood       4 - 5
Elks          3 - 8

(July 2)  In the opening game of the first-half playoff, Dunc Irvine shutout the Dokey-Tigers on four hits as Arenas notched a 5-0 victory. The left-hander fanned nine and walked two. Greig Warren led the winners with three hits, including a triple and a double. Wally Lawton added three singles. 

Irvine (W) and MacDonald
McCallum (L) and Patton

(July 4)  Greig Warren, the Arenas first sacker, is the top hitter for the first half of the senior baseball schedule. Warren, with a .435 average, is well ahead of runner-up Sel Molloy, the Dokey-Tigers right fielder, who sits at .347, and Johnny Lewis and Art Frick of the Arenas, both at .333.  Gordon Caslake, the 1929 batting champion, is fifth in the batting race, at .325.

(July 5)  Arenas made it two straight over the Dokey-Tigers in the best-of-five first-season playoff notching a 6 to 3 victory Saturday before the season's largest crowd.  Wally Woolner, the chunky heaver for the Arenas, was the bright star of the contest hurling a solid game and coming through with a two-run single in the fifth inning to break a 3-3 deadlock.  Red Rutherford was a late mound substitution for the Tigers when it was learned Bill Crowe couldn't appear due to the pressure of business.  Johnny Lewis and McLennan each had two hits to pace the winners.

Rutherford (L), McCallum (8) and Patton
Woolner (W) and MacDonald

(July 7)  The Dokey-Tigers broke out of their batting slump in a big way Monday trouncing the Arenas 12-1 for their first win in the best of five series. Tigers pounded out 12 hits, including a bases-loaded circuit clout by catcher J.Patton. Patton, Sel Malloy, Wilf Starr and winning pitcher Bill Crowe each had two hits. Crowe, who missed the last game, held the Arenas to five hits and started an eight-run outburst in the fourth inning with a bases-loaded double. The right-hander fanned just two and allowed no free passes. Dunc Irvine, who tossed a shutout in the opening game of the playoffs, was shelled from the mound in the fourth inning after giving up eight hits and ten runs.

Irvine (L), Foster (5) and MacDonald
Crowe (W) and Patton

(July 8)  Tom Casey's Arenas captured the first half title in the Senior Baseball League Tuesday mashing the Dokey-Tigers 13-6 to take the best-of-five series three games to one.  Trailing 6-5, the Arenas went wild in the 8th inning scoring eight times in the come-from-behind triumph.  Every batter in the Arenas lineup had at least one safety as the club pounded Bill Crowe and Sam McCallum for 17 hits, three by first sacker Greig Warren. Crowe had hurled a complete game win on Monday. Chuck Ridgedale added two hits and three runs while Rosenstock and Art Frick each had two hits and two runs. Wally Woolner surrendered ten hits but managed to go the distance for the winners. He also helped the offense with two hits.

Crowe (L), McCallum (8) and Patton
Woolner (W) and MacDonald

(July 9)   In the opening game of the second half of the league schedule, Dokey-Tigers shaded Norwood 4-3 at the Balmoral diamond Wednesday.  Labredt overcame six walks, a hit batsman, three wild pitches and a passed ball to hold Norwood to three hits in posting the pitching win. "Darky" Bouchard allowed just five safeties in taking the loss.

Bouchard (L) and Lloyd
Labredt (W) and Patton

(July 10)  Elks started off the second series of the Senior League pretty much the way they played in the first half. For five innings they played smart ball holding the opposition scoreless, then suddenly everything went wrong and before the fans realized what had happened the Arenas scored seven times to walk off with the game by a 7 to 3 count at Wesley Park Thursday evening. Lefty Deakin had held the first half champions to just one hit over the first five frames.  In the sixth, Deakin fanned the first batter before Chuck Ridgedale reached on an error. The lefty struck out Rosenstock for the second out. Then a bunt single, a drive to centre, a hit batsmen, two walks, two errors and hits by Dunc Irvine and Ridgedale resulted in the seven markers. Ridgedale, normally the centre fielder, took over mound duties and held the Elks to five hits in going all the way for the win. One of the hits was a homer by Romeo Rivers.

Deakin (L) and Turk
Ridgedale (W) and MacDonald

(July 11)   In exhibition action at Wesley Park Friday, Happy Felsch and his Virden ball tossers pounded out a 12 to 4 victory over the Minneapolis Phantoms in the first of a three game series. A two-run homer by Felsch in the fourth, the hurling of Conklin and the hitting of Gomes and Allen highlighted the contest. Conklin didn't allow a hit through four frames but was nicked for a pair in the fifth and another in the eighth. With speed to burn and a fast breaking curve, he rang up 11 strikeouts. Gomes, the left fielder, had four hits in five at bats and scored three times. Second sacker Allen went three for five and also plated three runs. Virden scored three in the first inning and three more in the second and cruised to the big win.

Conklin (W) and C.Robinson
Thune (L) and Sayther, Colburn

(July 12)   The Minneapolis Phantoms rebounded from Friday's shellacking to defeat Virden 7-2 Saturday in the first game of a double-header. Virden came back to take the second game 5 to 2.  In the opener, Phantoms rapped 13 hits, three by centre fielder Ness, to trounce the Manitoba nine. Schaeffer, on the mound for Minneapolis, tossed a six-hitter for the win. The big blow against him was a four-bagger by Conklin.

Schaeffer (W) and Colburn
S.Robinson (L) and C.Robinson

In the second game, Virden scored in the first inning and were never headed in posting a 5-2 victory. Gomes held the Americans to seven hits in going the route for the pitching win. Broe took the loss. Allen and Hap Felsch led the winners each with two hits.

Gomes (W) and Spellman
Broe (L) and Colburn

(July 16)  It was the same old story for the Elks on Wednesday night as they played winning ball for five innings against the Dokey-Tigers then weakened as the Bengals came through with five runs in the sixth to chalk up a 6 to 3 triumph. Lefty Deakin pitched shutout ball until the sixth when an error opened the floodgates. Four consecutive hits followed before Shaley took over on the mound and allowed two more safeties.  Dalziel and Jennings each had two hits to lead the winners while Gordon Caslake, with three hits, led the Elks. Freddie Rutherford gave up eight hits in hurling the victory.

F.Rutherford (W) and Patton
Deakin (L), Shaley (6) and McCorquodale

(July 17)   Tommy Found blanked the Arenas on four hits Thursday as Norwood posted a 7-0 victory in a game called in sixth inning because of rain.  Bentley Lawton, younger brother of Wally Lawton, made his initial start for the Arenas but was wild, issuing eight free passes.

B.Lawton (L) and McDonald
Found (W) and Tinling

Dokey-Tigers    2 - 0
Norwood         1 - 1
Arenas          1 - 1
Elks            0 - 2

(July 19)  Elks broke out of their pattern Saturday afternoon by playing solid ball throughout in taking an 8-3 decision over Norwood. With the score 2-2 heading into the sixth, the Elks rapped out four hits in the sixth inning that were good for four runs to put the game on ice. New hurler Anderson pitched well for the Elks before giving way to Jack Hinds in the 8th. Laurie Cuthbert provided the offensive punch for the winners with a homer and single.

Tibbetts (L), Bouchard (7) and Lloyd
Anderson (W), Hind (8) and McCorquodale

(July 21)   Eddie Cass' Dokey-Tigers rang up their third straight win of the second series of the Senior Baseball League Monday evening in defeating Arenas, the first half champions, 6 to 2.  It was a 1-1 contest through six innings before the Tigers scored one in the 7th, three in the 8th and a singleton in the 9th. Bill Crowe held the Arenas to seven hits in going the route for the pitching win. Tigers had 13 hits off Bevin Brown.

Crowe (W) and Patton
Brown (L) and MacDonald

(July 23)    With a homer and a bases-loaded triple, Joe Rivers powered the Elks to a 9-4 verdict over the Arenas Wednesday evening. Rivers also put his speed on display with a steal of home. Lefty Deakin pitched steady ball holding the losers to seven hits while fanning eight.

Irvine (L), Woolner (5) and McDonald
Deakin (W) and McCorquodale

Dokey-Tigers    3 - 0
Elks            2 - 2
Norwood         1 - 2
Arenas          1 - 3

(July 24)  Dokey-Tigers ran their second half winning streak to four Thursday evening downing Norwood 4 to 1. Newcomer McIntyre handled the mound duties for the winners tossing an eight hitter while whiffing nine and walking just one. Tigers won the game in the fifth inning after trailing 1-0. Sel Molloy started the rally with a single to centre and scored when Marinelli made a wild throw to first on Pat O'Brien's slow roller. Jimmy Grant followed with a bingle and with two out, Arnott drove one to centre to score a pair.

McIntyre (W) and Patton
Caldwell (L) and Tinling

(July 26)  Wally Woolner fashioned a four-hitter Saturday to lead the Arenas to a 5-1 victory over Norwood at the Wesley diamond.  A pair of walks and Grieg Warren's hot smash to left field gave the Arenas a two-run lead in the first inning. They added two more in the fourth on Lawton's liner over first base and Art Frick's double in the fifth scored Warren with the final counter.  Norwood's lone run came in the fourth on a walk, stolen base and Hughie Sutherland's hit to centre. Chuck Ridgedale had quite the day in centre field for the winners making eight catches overall and retiring the side in the fifth.

Woolner (W) and xxx
Mackie (L), Christensen (5) and

(July 28)  The Dokey-Tigers and Elks battled to a 4-4 draw Monday evening at Wesley Park. Elks scored two in the top of the eight and final inning to come back from a 4-2 deficit. Joe Rivers had a pair of two-baggers and two runs to lead the Elks while Sel Molloy and Jimmy Grant each collected two hits for the Tigers.

Anderson, Deakin (8) and McCorquodale
Crowe and Cockburn

(July 30)   Hughie Sutherland poked a three-run homer in the first inning to pace Norwood to an 8-6 victory over the Elks. The second sacker also had a double and scored twice while handling nine chances in the field without a fault.  Laurie Cuthbert had a two-bagger and a pair singles for the Elks. Each team had 11 hits.

Bouchard (W) and Lloyd
Bissett (L) and McCorquodale

(July 31)   The Dokey-Tigers teed off on lefty Dunc Irvine for six hits and six runs in the fourth inning and went on to post their fifth straight win of the second half of the schedule, 6 to 4 over the Arenas. Freddie Rutherford allowed just four hits, two of the scratch variety in the last frame when Tiger errors resulted in three runs. Shortstop Dalziel led the winners with a double and two singles.

Irvine (L) and MacDonald
Rutherford (W) and Cockburn

Dokey-Tigers    5 - 0
Elks            2 - 3
Norwood         2 - 4
Arenas          2 - 4

(August 1)  Norwood erupted for five runs in the eighth and last inning Friday to escape with an 8 to 7 win over the Arenas. After trailing 1-0, Norwood had taken the lead with three runs in the third. But the Arenas rallied for five in the fifth and scored another in the sixth to go into the 8th with a comfortable 7 to 3 advantage. The winners pounded out 13 hits, three by Hughie Sutherland who also scored three times. Vance Cancilia, Howie Tibbetts and Lefty Caldwell each had two safeties. Tommy Found held the Arenas to six hits.

Found (W) and Lloyd
Foster (L) and Brown

(August 2)  Northern Pacific of St. Paul split a twin-bill Saturday, winning the matinee fixture 7-1 over the Elks but dropping a 7-4 decision to an All-Star nine in the evening affair.  St.Paul's McCarter proved too good for the Elks in the opener holding the Winnipeg club to four hits. Anderson, for the Elks, also pitched good ball as six of the seven runs against him came as a result of errors. McCarter also led the St.Paul offense with two doubles and a single.

McCarter (W) and Guiliana, Wright
Anderson (L) and McCorquodale

Bill Crowe held the visitors to six hits in the second game as the All-Stars pulled out a 7-4 victory. Joe Rivers powered the attack with three doubles.  Third sacker Woods scored three times.

Gardell (L) and Stepnick
Crowe (W) and MacDonald

(August 4)   Larsen of Northern Pacific of St.Paul fired a six-hit shutout Monday morning as the visitors blanked Dokey-Tigers 4-0 in the first of a pair. The Arenas took the afternoon contest 6 to 2. Northern Pacific collected just five hits off Lefty McIntyre in the opening game, but played errorless ball while the Tigers committed four miscues leading to three of the four markers.

Larsen (W) and Guiliana
McIntyre (L) and MacDonald

Wally Woolner had a shaky start in the second game giving up two runs in the first inning but then blanked St.Paul the rest of the way as Arenas won, 6-2. First baseman Doyle led the winners with a pair of doubles while scoring twice. Lawton smacked a homer.

A.Stemig (L) and Guiliana
Woolner (W) and Brown

(August 6)  The Dokey-Tigers remained unbeaten in the second half edging the Elks 6-5 Wednesday for their sixth straight win thanks to a three-run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning.  Labredt went the distance for the winners yielding eight hits, including a double and triple by Joe RiversWilf Starr led the Tigers with two hits and two runs.

Deakin (L), Hind (6) and McCorquodale
Labredt (W) and Menzies

(August 7)   A walk and three singles produced three runs for Norwood in the first inning Thursday and the club coasted to an 8-2 victory over the Arenas. Chris Christensen twirled a two-hitter, both three-baggers, in a complete game winning effort. Hughie Sutherland powered the attack with two hits, one a bases-loaded triple. He also scored twice.

B.Lawton (L) and MacDonald
Christensen (W) and Lloyd, Tinling

(August 9)  In the biggest offensive show of the season, Dokey-Tigers slammed 19 hits Saturday afternoon to crush the Arenas 16 to 6. Wilf Arnott with a triple, double and two singles, paced the winners while catcher Jimmy Patton added three hits and four runs. Dalziel, Grant and Menzies each produced two hits and two runs. Greig Warren pounded three hits for the Arenas. It was a tight game through six innings with the teams knotted 5-5. A seven-run outburst in the 8th inning for the Tigers put the game out of reach.

McCallum (W), Crowe (7) and Patton
Brown (L), Trahey and xxx

(August 11)    The Elks ran up a 4-0 lead then held off a late charge by Norwood to post a 4-2 victory Monday at the Wesley diamond.  Veteran Jack Hind surrendered just five hits in going the route for the pitching win. Wally Smith, making his first start, hurled well for five innings before giving way to Tommy Found.

Smith, Found (6) and Tinling
Hind (W) and McCorquodale

(August 13)   Shutout for six innings and trailing 2-0, Norwood rallied for three runs in the seventh inning to upset Dokey-Tigers 3-2 and stop the Tigers second-half winning streak at seven games. Tommy Found gave up five hits for the win while Red Rutherford yielded eight to the winners, two by left fielder Vance Cancilia.

Dokey-Tigers    7 - 1
Elks            4 - 3
Norwood         4 - 6
Arenas          2 - 7

(August 14)  Scoring three runs in the first inning, the Arenas went on to dump the Elks 6-2 in a game halted after six innings as darkness set in.  In spite of seven walks, Chuck Ridgedale managed to hold the Elks off the scoreboard until the sixth when they managed their two counters. He allowed five hits. Rosenstock slugged a homer for the winners.

Deakin (L), Hind (1), Olien (6) and McCorquodale
Ridgedale (W) and Brown

Dokey-Tigers    7 - 1
Elks            4 - 4
Norwood         4 - 6
Arenas          3 - 7

(August 16)   The first place Dokey-Tigers fell behind 6-0 Saturday afternoon at Wesley Park before roaring back to nose out the Elks 9-8 . The wildness of the Elks starter Anderson, who walked seven, was prominent in the comeback. Tigers had just six hits while the Elks collected nine. Wilf Starr knocked in four runs for the Tigers with a pair of timely safeties. Jimmy Grant smacked a homer.

Crowe (W) and xxx
Anderson, Deakin and xxx

(August 19)   Elks, of the Winnipeg Senior League, and Transcona, first half winners of the Intermediate League, played to a 5-5 draw at the railway town after seven splendid innings of ball. It was an uphill fight for the locals who staged a last-minute rally to bring in three counters that tied the contest. Bradley reached safely to start the uprising and Klingbell followed with a ground-rule double. Serofin's two-bagger brought in both runners and Campbell's base blow scored Serofin to knot the count.

Bissett and Dakin
Lamoreaux and Paluk

(August 21)  After falling behind 4-0, Norwood rallied to down the Elks 5-4 in a seven-inning contest cut short because of darkness.  Norwood got the tying run in the bottom of the final frame on Bannerman's two-out single. Outside of the third inning, when the Elks scored all four runs, Tommy Found pitched steady ball for the winners. He yielded five hits. Jack Hind, who fanned eight, took the loss giving up seven safeties.

Hind (L) and McCorquodale
Found (W) and Paluk

(August 22)  The Fargo All-Stars edged the Dokey-Tigers 4-3 Friday evening in the first of a three-game exhibition series against Winnipeg clubs. The visitors came from behind with two runs in the seventh inning to secure the victory. Fiedler had some early difficulties but settled down to pitch steady ball for the winners. He had eight strike outs. Billings, the Fargo first baseman, led the team with three doubles and a single. Claire Livesley clubbed a pair of two-baggers for the Tigers.

Fiedler (W) and xxx
Lebredt (L) and xxx

(August 23)  Tommy Found fired shutout ball Saturday afternoon as the local All-Stars downed the Fargo All-Stars 6-0 to split the exhibition series. A scheduled third game was call off. Found allowed just four hits and whiffed nine. Myhra handled the hurling for the visitors. Hughie Sutherland was prominent for the Winnipeg All-Stars banging out three hits and pulling off an outstanding catch against the right field wall. Rosenstock slugged a homer and handled eight chances without a fault at shortstop.

Myhra (L) and xxx
Found (W) and xxx

(August 27)  Norwood enhanced it's playoff chances Wednesday upending the league-leading Dokey-Tigers 5-3, although out-hit 10 to 7.  Winning pitcher Chris Christensen and shortstop Dick Marinelli each clouted a pair of hits for Norwood.  Wilf Arnott of the Tigers had the game's longest blow, a triple.

McCallum (L) and Patton
Christensen (W) and Tinling

Dokey-Tigers    8 - 2
Norwood         6 - 6
Elks            4 - 6
Arenas          3 - 7

(August 30)   For the first time in years, the Elks will not be scampering across the diamond in playoff action. After playing sparkling ball to trim the Arenas 6-1 Saturday afternoon, they fell to the heavy-hitting Dokey-Tigers 8 to 6 in the twilight contest. The opener was tight, 2-1 for the Elks, until the seventh when a four-run outburst sealed the win for the Elks. Gordon Caslake led a ten hit attack with a double and two singles. Losing hurler Wally Woolner had three hits in three at bats for the Arenas.

Woolner (L) and Doyle
Bissett (W) and McCorquodale

Jimmy Grant pounded out a pair of doubles and two singles and scored three times in leading a 14-hit assault as Tigers held off a last-inning rally by the Elks to post the 8 to 6 triumph.  The game was called after six innings.

Deakin (L) and McCorquodale
Rutherford (W) and Patton

(September 1)  Taking two straight from Norwood, the Dokey-Tigers claimed the second-half title in the Winnipeg Senior Baseball League and advanced to the championship series against the Arenas, the first-half winners. Tigers took the morning contest 7 to 6 in 11 innings then ran wild in the afternoon to notch a 17 to 6 triumph.

Trailing 6-3 in the morning game, Tigers came roaring back in the seventh inning to tie as Tommy Found walked the bases full and Jimmy Grant cleared the sacks with a double.  The winner came on Jimmy Patton's three-bagger to centre field in the 11th after Rutherford had walked with two out and was lucky to stay on base after being caught cold on a pick-off attempt. However the throw to first was wide and Rutherford got back to the bag safely. Patton was the game's offensive star with four hits and three runs. Each team had 13 hits. Found fanned 13 and walked six. Bill Crowe had just five strikeouts but yielded no free passes.

Crowe (W) and Patton
Found (L) and Tinling

Dokey-Tigers rang up 19 hits, 9 of them doubles, in swamping Norwood 17 to 6 in the second game. Jimmy Grant led the way with a double and three singles, scoring four times. Wilf Arnott punched out a two-bagger and a pair of singles while Clair Livesley and Dalziel each had two hits and three runs. The Tigers has a 6-0 lead after two frames and took a 10-1 advantage after three.

Christensen (L), Bouchard, Caldwell and Tingling
McCallum (W), Avery (7) and Patton, Menzies

(September 2)  In the opening game of a best-of-seven final series, Tom Casey's Arenas blanked the Dokey-Tigers 5-0 behind the six-hit pitching of Dunc Irvine. A walk to Rosenstock and hits by McLennan and Greig Warren gave the Arenas two runs in the first frame. A fielder's choice and Doyle's triple made it 3-0 in the third and they added two more in the eighth by poling a pair of bingles mixed in with a hit batsman. McLennan led the winners with three hits, two of them doubles.

Rutherford (L), Labredt (7),and Patton
Irvine (W) and Doyle

(September 3)  Transcona established a local record of sorts by capturing the Intermediate league championship for the fourth consecutive season. The clinch the honours by blanking St.Boniface 1-0 in the third and deciding game of the second series.  The game was called after seven innings. The lone run came as a result of an error. Specs Belanger of St.Boniface was outstanding in defeat setting down 13 by strikeouts.

Belanger (L) and xxx
Lamoreux (W) and xxx

(September 4)   The Dokey-Tigers spotted the Arenas an early two-run advantage but bounced back in the middle innings to take the lead and posted a 5 to 2 victory to even the final series at a game apiece. Jack Menzies' long triple in the sixth inning broke a 2-2 deadlock to score a pair for the win. The Tigers pulled out the triumph registering just four hits, but were helped by six walks from Chuck Ridgedale. Bill Crowe went the distance for the Tigers yielding eight hits. Arenas got their markers in the second on hits by Greig Warren and Wally Lawton, an error and a sacrifice fly.  The Tigers evened the count in the fifth. Three walks, a wild throw and Crow's single resulted in two runs. In the sixth, Dalziel's hit and a fielder's choice preceded Menzies' three-bagger to give Tigers the lead. Two walks and a hit batsman helped the Tigers to their final run in the seventh.

Ridgedale (L) and Doyle
Crowe (W) and Patton

(September 5)  The Arenas and Dokey-Tigers battled to a 6-6 draw Friday night in a seven-inning affair cut short because of darkness. Arenas need a three-run rally in the final frame to escape with the tie. With one out, the Arenas bunched four hits with a pair of walks to send three runners home to knot the score. Ward McVey the big first sacker for the Tigers had a huge game with two triples, a double and a single in four trips to the plate. Each team had 11 hits.

McCallum, Crowe (7) and Patton
Woolner and Doyle, Brown, MacDonald

(September 6)  Tom Casey's Arenas staged another great comeback Saturday afternoon at Wesley Park to edge the Dokey-Tigers 10 to 6 in 11 innings to take a 2 to 1 game lead in their final series.  Tigers got off to a great start with four runs in the first inning against Arenas' ace Dunc Irvine who worked just three innings. Athol Foster took over and allowed just four hits in the eight innings in hurled. The Arenas collected 13 hits, three by left fielder Art Frick. Wally Lawton scored three times. Claire Livesley had three hits for the Tigers and Jimmy Grant slugged a home run.

Irvine, Foster (W) (3) and MacDonald
Rutherford, Crowe (L) (6) and Patton

(September 8)  In a neat pitcher's duel Monday, Wally Woolner bested Bill Crowe as the Arenas notched a 2 to 1 victory to take a 3 to 1 game lead in the final series. Woolner gave up just four hits, whiffed seven and walked two. Crowe allowed five bingles and issued a single walk, but it proved to be the deciding factor.  The only run against Woolner came in the first inning as Claire Livesley walked, stole second, made third on an error and scored on Jimmy Grant's single to centre. The Arenas tied the score in the sixth as MacDonald took three bases when Menzies misjudged his fly ball and then came home on McLennan's smash to centre field. The winner came in the seventh frame. Art Frick drew a walk, advanced to second, and, with two out, scampered home on Bentley Lawton's sharp smash to left field.

Crowe (L) and Patton
Woolner (W) and MacDonald

(September 9)  With a 6 to 2 victory over the Dokey-Tigers Tuesday evening, the Arenas claimed the Senior League title winning the best of seven final series four games to one, with one game tied. Arenas put the game away early with a 6-0 lead after three innings. Athol Foster surrendered just five hits in going the distance for the winners while the Arenas pounded out 11 hits, three by McLennan and two each by Lewis and Doyle. The Tigers' shortstop Claire Livesley prevented even more trouble. In the fourth with the bases loaded and one out he snared a hard smash and doubled a runner at third to end the inning.

Foster (W) and MacDonald
Labredt (L), F.Rutherford (3) and Patton


Inter-Provincial League

(June 5)   Scoring five runs in the last two innings, Brandon Greys opened their season Thursday defeating Moosomin 7-2. A two-run home run by centre fielder Bert McInenly highlighted an 11-hit Brandon offensive. Shortstop Herb Stuart cracked a pair of two-baggers for the winners and Beano Meliti added a triple and single. Cliff Corey picked up the win in relief of Meliti. The Greys' duo limited Moosomin to eight hits.

Hogg (L) and Abbot
Meliti, Corey (W( (7) and Lupe

(June 7)   Virden swept a pair from Brandon Saturday taking the double-header 4-1 and 7-5.  The second game was a league affair and the win put Virden atop the standings in the chase for the American-Abel Cup.  Greys had the evening game won into the ninth inning with two out. Then, errors paved the way for the Virden victory. Eddie Foster relieved in the ninth as Eddie Bartylla was having trouble gripping the ball.  With two out, Bud Allen hit one to third base and Charlie Hitchins fielded the ball cleanly but hung on to the ball too long and the runner reached safely. Hap Felsch singled through the infield to advance Allen to third and when the throw to try and nab Felsch going for second, sailed into centre field, both runners scored. Wolford hit safely and stole second and came around to score an insurance run on Don Conklin's single. Smokey Robinson fanned 14 with no free passes in hurling the second game triumph. Allen, Felsch and Conklin each had three hits for the winners.

In the afternoon, the elogated Conklin, at six-foot-four, allowed just three hits and rang up 11 strikeouts.  As if that wasn't enough, Conklin smashed a home run and a double. Conklin's homer started the scoring in the sixth inning. Brandon evened the count in the same frame when Les Moore doubled and scored on Hitchins' single. Virden added two in the seventh on hits by Joe Bach and Allen, a sacrifice fly by Felsch and McInenly's wild peg to the plate. Conklin doubled and scored on Neil Rathburn's single in the eight for the final marker. Cliff Corey was on the hill for Brandon and pitched steady ball.

Conklin (W) and C.Robinson
Corey (L) and Lupe

S.Robinson (W) and C.Robinson
Bartylla, Foster (L) (9) and Lupe

(July 1)    Moosomin Dominion Day Tournament   Virden took first money of $400 in the Moosomin Dominion Day Tournament downing the host club 6-3 in the final of the four team event.  More than 3,000 spectators took in the Dominion Day activities and wirnessed the finest baseball program even seen in the community.  Moosomin drew Fairlight in the first game and rode a four-run sixth inning to a 6-1 victory. George/Ralph Hogg yielded just three hits and whiffed twelve in addition to practically winning his own game scoring the first two runs. 

Hogg (W) and Abbott
Baker (L) and Souter

In a thrilling, see-saw, 14-inning encounter, Virden slipped by Brandon Greys 8 to 6, out-hitting the losers 21 to 13. Virden pulled off five double plays.  Neil Rathburn went the full 14-innings for the pitching win. Eddie Foster took the loss. With runs in each of the first three frames, one on a four-gagger by Beano Mellitti, Brandon took an early 3-1 lead, but Virden tied it with a pair in the fifth on a two-run homer by Happy Felsch. Virden took the lead scoriing in the top of the eighth but the Greys notched one in the bottom of the ninth to send the game to extra innings. Virden went up 6-4 in the 11th only to have Brandon knot it up again in the bottom of the inning.

Foster (L) and Lupe
Rathburn (W) and Robinson

In the final, Virden broke open a tight, 2-2, game with a three-run outburst in the sixth inning enoute to a 6-3 victory over Moosomin. 

Rowlph (L) and xxx
Robinson, Holmes and Robinson


INTERPROVINCIAL LEAGUE

(June 3)   The barnstorming Texas Colored Giants made an unfavourable impression with Brandon baseball fans Tuesday in dropping a 9-1 decision to the Greys. Between disputing umpiring decisions and their indifferent play, the Giants showed little to please the locals. Two of the visitors were ejected from the game, one for using a foreign substance on the ball, the other for unbecoming language. Shortstop Herb Stuart and third sacker Charlie Hitchins powered the home squad, each with three hits, including a homer. Stuart's was a three-run blast in the second inning. Cliff Corey held the Giants to just four hits and fanned eight.

Dial (L), Winston and Morehead
Corey (W) and Lupe

(June 7)  Virden swept both games of Saturday's double-header from Brandon 4-1 and 7-5. The second game was a league affair. Don Conklin fired a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts to hold the Greys at bay in the opener. Conklin also provided power at the plate with a home run and a double.

Conklin (W) and C.Robinson
Corey (L) and Lupe

Trailing 5-4 with two outs in the final frame, Virden rallied for three runs in the ninth for the victory.  Bud Allen and Hap Felsch reached with singles and a wild throw to second allowed both runners to score. An infield error, a stolen base and Don Conklin's single plated an insurance run.  Conklin, Felsch and Allen each had three hits. Smokey Robinson rang up 14 strikeouts with no free passes to take the pitching victory.

S.Robinson (W) and C.Robinson
Bartylla, Foster (L) (9) and Lupe

(June 16)  Virden jumped into an early 6-1 lead and coasted to a 10-6 victory over Brandon. The teams combined for 23 hits, 12 by the winners.

Bartylla (L) and Lupe
S.Robinson (W) and C.Robinson

(July 14)   Brandon Greys backed up the steady pitching of Eddie Foster with timely hitting and flawless work in the field in upsetting the touring Gilkerson's Colored Giants 6-2 Monday evening at Wesley Park.  Foster, on the mound for the Greys, gave up hits to the first three batters he faced and allowed a pair of runs in the initial frame, but settled down to hurl shutout ball the rest of the way, yielding just five more hits. Brandon plated a pair in the second to tie the count and then went ahead for good with three runs in the third. Second baseman Moore led the offense with three hits while Currie pounded a homer and a single.

Foster (W) and Lupe
Young (L) and Hancock

(July 15)   In a triple-header Tuesday at Wesley Park, Gilkerson's Colored Giants took the morning and afternoon games while Brandon Greys rallied to win the evening contest. Whitworth scattered seven hits and whiffed 11 in the opening game to pitch the visitors to a 6 to 2 victory. Twice he fanned the side, once with the bases loaded. Hancock's two-run homer highlighted the Giants' 11-hit offensive.

Whitworth (W) and Hancock
Trow (L) and Gronningen

After lunch, Smaulding proved too good for the Greys as he twirled a six-hitter as the Giants scored four times in the first inning and coasted to the triumph. "Specs" Bjorgum was relieved in that first frame and Brodie was steady the rest of the way. 

Bjorgum (L), Brodie (1) and Lupe, Gronningen
Smaulding (W) and Hancock

After being held scoreless for five innings, and trailing 4-0, Brandon broke loose for four runs in the sixth to tie and added three in the seventh for the win. The game was called after eight innings because of darkness. The teams combined for 23 hits, 12 by the Greys. Corey allowed 11 safeties and survived four Brandon errors to post the pitching win. Southpaw McNair took the loss.

McNair (L) and Coleman
Corey (W) and Gronningen