1935 Game Reports Vancouver / Lower Mainland     

1935 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley   
1935 BC Interior   
1935 Vancouver Island  

VANCOUVER SENIOR CITY LEAGUE

Arnold & Quigley as well as Home Gas retained their franchises for the 1935 campaign while the Arrows and V.A.C. of 1934 became the United Distillers and Athletics respectively. As has been the case in recent seasons, the four Vancouver teams played games against the Bellingham WA Boosters, also known as the Models in some newspaper reports, the results of which counted in the standings.

(April 19)  An estimated 3,500 baseball fans poured into Athletic Park and were treated to a smart ball game in which the United Distillers team eased the defending champion Arnold & Quigley nine out of a 2 to 1 decision. A fierce hurling joust between Larry Holden of the Clothiers and the Distillers’ Don Weaver featured this season opener. Southpaw Weaver came out on top although the Quigs touched him up for 9 bingles as opposed to 5 surrendered by Holden who was stung with an unfortunate loss. A disastrous sixth inning, in which his infield booted the ball twice on rather easy plays which ultimately resulted in runs, stung him with the defeat. On top of this, George Smith of the Uniteds proved to be pesky in the batter’s box, cracking out three hits and driving in one of his team’s counters. Eddie Holden and Boyd Staggs both had a brace of safeties for A & Q.

L. Holden (L) and Staggs
Weaver (W) and Henry

(April 24)  The baseball nines representing Arnold & Quigley Men’s Wear and Home Gas captured their first wins of the campaign at Athletic Park when night baseball ushered in a Senior City circuit double-bill. Two games scheduled for five-innings featured the Quigs edging the Athletics 2 to 1, in an opening contest which needed a pair of extra frames, while the Gasmen breezed through U.D.L. for a convincing 5 to 0 victory in the nightcap. Earl Lewis drove in the winning counter with a clean single in the bottom of the second session of overtime to give the Clothiers their triumph in the lid-lifter. Two swatters from each club, Jimmy McKissock and Hal Straight of the A’s as well as Boyd Staggs and Charlie Miron of the winners, each cuffed a brace of base raps.

Straight (L) and Padovan
L. Holden (W) and Staggs

Dave Gray blanked the Distillers on three hits in comfortably earning the knoll decision in the finale.

Watchorn (L), Gibbons (4) and Henry
Gray (W) and Kasmer 

(April 25)  U.D.L. captured their second win in three games, nosing out the winless Athletics 5 to 4 on the strength of bottom-of-the-ninth inning rally which netted them two runs. Trailing 4 to 1 after six innings of play, the Whiskey Makers crept to within one by plating single counters in both the seventh and eighth cantos. In their final turn at bat, the Booze Barons tied the contest on Art McLarney’s RBI one-bagger. Johnny Nestman’s clutch single later in the panel then provided the winner and the walkoff triumph. McLarney led all willow wielders with a three-hit output.

Puder (L) and Padovan
Watchorn (W) and Samis, Henry (7)

(April 26)  With their playing-manager Don Stewart heading for an early shower after being ejected from the game in the third stanza, Home Gas baseballers picked up the slack and went on to defeat Arnold & Quigley 3 to 1. Young Tommy Musgrave of Victoria, pitching for the first time in the Vancouver senior loop, distinguished himself with a solid five-hitter while ringing up ten strikeouts. The Quigs played loose defensively, especially in the fifth frame when two errors, followed by Johnny Kasmer’s base blow plated the winning and insurance tallies for the Gasmen. Ross Edy topped the victors at the dish with a three-hit performance.

Plautz (L), Lewis (6) and Staggs
Musgrave (W) and Kasmer, Adshead (6)

(May 1)  After the perennial Dave Gray had been unceremoniously knocked from the box in the second frame, it was strictly an evening for rookie pitchers at Athletic Park. Young George Boston, going the entire nine innings without relief, was crowned the winner over novice senior leaguer Tommy Musgrave, who came on in a fireman role, as Arnold & Quigley prevailed 7 to 4 over Home Gas. The Gasmen fell behind 4 to 0 but managed to knot the count in the top of the sixth only to lose the lead for good in the bottom of the same frame. Lorne Campbell, in his first game for the Clothiers, was three for three at the dish. Charlie Miron smashed a homer for the winners while sidekicks Hal Lee, Eddie Holden and Joe McCarthy all singled twice. Playing-manager Don Stewart and hot corner custodian Hal Weinker of Homes also stung the horsehide for a brace of safeties.

Gray, Musgrave (L) (2) and Ingram 
Boston (W) and Staggs

(May 3)  Arnold & Quigley moved up into the top rung of the Senior City circuit, nudging past U.D.L. 3 to 1. Hooking up in a vintage hurler’s joust were Earl Lewis of the Quigs and a West Kootenay southpaw, Cliff Bogstie, who toiled for the Distillers. Both were stingy with the hits, Lewis surrendering but three while Bogstie was touched for four. Each chucker rang up seven strikeouts in going the route. Bogstie, however, made a crucial throwing error to first base in the fifth inning which was the catalyst for a three-run outburst by the Clothiers. Nary a batter from either nine had more than a lone hit. 

Bogstie (L) and Henry
Lewis (W) and Staggs

(May 4)  The Athletics untracked themselves to spank the Home Gas crew 5 to 2 in the opener of the usual Saturday doubleheader. In the late encounter, George “Lefty” Boston came to the rescue of Larry Holden while his Arnold & Quigley mates were breaking open a close game, earning the Clothiers a 7 to 2 decision over U.D.L.
In the curtain raiser, newcomer Marcel Serventi of the A’s distinguished himself on the hill in his inaugural appearance, firing a five-hitter with an equal number of strikeouts. Dario Lodigiani and Coley Hall ripped two singles apiece for the winners.  

Gray (L) and Adshead
Serventi (W) and Padovan

The A & Q win in the second contest gave the Quigs a slight lead atop the standings. Boston shut the door on the Whiskey Makers after entering the game in the third canto. Charlie Miron picked up five hits for the victors, including a home run, while Harvey McIntyre topped the offensive thrust of the Uniteds with a trio of base raps. 

L. Holden, Boston (W) (3) and Staggs
Weaver (W), Gibbons (8) and Henry

(May 6)  Doubleheader action on a holiday Monday, acknowledging the 25th anniversary of the King of England, saw U.D.L. squeeze out a 2 to 1 walkoff win over the Athletics to begin the proceedings while Arnold & Quigley nosed past Home Gas 3 to 2 in the follow-up event. Prairie product Aldon Wilkie self-destructed in the ninth-inning to hand the Distillers the first-game win. Up until the final frame, the Saskatchewan southpaw was mowing the Uniteds down with regularity on a six-hitter but was locked in a 1 – 1 stalemate, chiefly because his mates made some glaring mistakes on the basepaths. But, alas, he suddenly lost his command and walked leadoff batter Ed Henry to begin the bottom of the ninth. A sacrifice followed and then “Lefty” completely imploded by issuing three consecutive bases on balls to force in the winning counter. Art McLarney picked up two singles for the winners. Leading the nine-hit attack of the A’s against winner Ray Watchorn were the Hall brothers, Coley and Frank, who both ripped a double and single.

Wilkie (L) and Padovan
Watchorn (W) and Henry

Young Hi Plauz pitched and batted the Quigs to the second-game victory, spinning a six-hitter during his 8 1/3 innings of mound toiling plus drilling a single in the seventh inning to drive in the winning run. Teammates Jimmy Watters and Charlie Miron supported his knoll effort by contributing a brace of one-baggers each. Playing-manager Don Stewart led the Gasmen with the baton, clubbing a two-run homer and a single.  

Plautz (W), L. Holden (9) and Staggs
Musgrave (L) and Adshead, Kasmer (9)

(May 8)  The Tokyo Giants gave Arnold & Quigley a 6 to 2 trimming in the opener of their series of exhibition games in Vancouver. Winning flinger Victor Starffin held the Quigs to four hits, two by Jimmy Watters. The Giants rang up eight hits off loser Earl Lewis with middle pasture custodian Jimmy Horio doing the major damage with a home run, double and three walks.

Starffin (W) and Nakayama
Lewis (L) and Staggs

(May 9)  With classy chucker Eiji Sawamura ringing up a grand total of 15 strikeouts, the touring Tokyo Giants breezed to their second win against Vancouver opposition, mowing down the United Distillers Limited nine by a 6 to 2 count. Only U.D.L. catcher Ed Henry and shortstop Art McLarney were able to solve Sawamura’s heater. Henry smashed a two-run round-tripper, a double and a single while McLarney picked up a brace of one-baggers. The visitors collected 11 safeties during the evening with first baseman Fujio Nagasawa leading the way with a trio. Keystone sacker Takeo Tabe was next in line with a pair of doubles.

Sawamura (W) and Uchibori
Gibbons (L), Ruether (2) and Henry

(May 10)  A grand-slam home run by Athletics’ second baseman Dario Lodigiani in the bottom of the ninth frame pulled the hosting A’s into a temporary 6 – 6 tie with the Tokyo Giants, a stalemate which lasted until the thirteenth canto when the Nippons gathered three counters to snatch the victory, 9 to 6. Winning flinger Toshihide Hatafuku, hitless in his five previous at bats, finally succeeded during his sixth attempt, singling in the top of the fourth session of overtime to drive in the ultimate winning marker plus an insurance counter. The speedy Giants swiped nine bases during the 13 chapters of sustained action. Outfielder Ralph Stong of the A’s also had a four-bagger. 

Hatafuku (W) and Nakayama, Uchibori
Serventi (L), Straight (7) and Padovan

(May 11)  The touring professional Tokyo Giants made it five straight wins when, in the afternoon, they clipped Arnold & Quigley 10 to 4 and, then, repeated the dose with Home Gas in the evening, 7 to 4. The Giants hammered loser Larry Holden and two relievers for seven base hits and nine runs in the first inning of the opener to put a chill on the game that lasted throughout.

xxx (W) and xxx
L. Holden (L), Boston (1), E. Lewis (1) and xxx

Again, in the late encounter, the visitors started off in the same way, pouncing on vanquished tosser Doug Muscutt for two triples and a double which resulted in three runs before two had been retired. Outfielder Kumeyasu Yajima smashed a circuit-clout for the victors.

xxx (W) and xxx
Muscutt (L), Musgrave (1) and xxx 

(May 13)  After surrendering a top-of-the-ninth run which tied the score, the Athletics responded in their half of the frame with a tally which gave them a 4 to 3 win over Arnold & Quigley. Dario Lodigiani’s sacrifice fly in the final frame drove in A’s catcher Andy Padovan from third base with the winning counter after Padovan led off with a double and had been sacrificed to the hot corner. Lodigiani had earlier tripled and singled before supplying the fly-out with produced the walkoff victory. Coley Hall of the winning nine and the Clothiers’ Joe McCarthy both connected for home runs.

L. Holden (L) and Staggs
Wilkie (W) and Padovan

(May 14)  Tommy Musgrave, Homes’ rookie hurler from Victoria, earned his spurs with a five-hit pitching performance including nine whiffs as the Gasmen turned back the Athletics 5 to 3. Third baseman Hal Weinker collected three safeties for the winners, all one-baggers. Playing-manager Don Stewart had a pair of timely blows, one of which was a two-base clout.

Serventi (L) and Padovan
Musgrave (W) and Kasmer

(May 15)  U.D.L. swatters bombarded Home Gas flingers for 17 base blows as the Distillers ran roughshod over the Gasmen to the tune of 11 to 2. Outfielders Harvey McIntyre and George Smith as well as catcher Ed Henry all whacked the pill for a triad of knocks with one of Smith’s blows being a double.

Weaver (W) and Henry
Gray (L), Muscutt (4) and Kasmer

(May 17)  “Lefty” Wilkie and Earl Lewis worked the complete-game pitching route as the Saskatchewan southpaw and the Athletics turned in a neat 5 to 3 victory over the league-leading Arnold & Quigley crew. Trailing 3 to 2 after four panels of action, the A’s scored a pair in the fifth to go ahead by a singleton and then added an insurance counter in the sixth. Dario Lodigiani of the victors jumped on Lewis’ best for a brace of doubles and a lone single. Wilkie managed three singles while outfielder Frank Hall pounded a home run.

Wilkie (W) and Padovan
Lewis (L) and McCarthy

(May 18)  The Athletics moved into a second-place tie with U.D.L. in the Senior City circuit by squeezing out a 2 to 1 decision over Home Gas in the matinee tussle of a pair of games. During the evening session, the hard-hitting Arnold & Quigley contingent gave young George Boston plenty of offensive support that led to a 9 to 4 triumph over the Uniteds. Dave Gray tossed winning ball in the afternoon affair and his batterymate, Andy Padovan, supplied the timely hit in the sixth inning which broke a 1 – 1 draw and propelled the A’s to victory. Coley Hall’s bases-empty homer in the fourth had staked the A’s to a 1 – 0 lead before the Gasmen knotted the count with a single tally in their half of the same panel. Hall and teammate Pat Thomas along with Hal Weinker, Billy Adshead and shortstop D. Haffner of Homes all rattled off a brace of safeties. 

Puder (W), Straight (8) and Padovan 
Gray (L) and Ingram

The Quigs pasted the offerings of Frank Ruether and Don Weaver for 15 base knocks in the late contest. Jimmy Watters had three safeties, new outfielder Wooten a homer plus a single and third baseman Lorne Campbell a double and one-bagger for the Clothiers. Art McLarney and Johnny Nestman picked up a pair of bingles apiece for the Distiller with a three-run homer included in McLarney’s total and a two-bagger in Nestman’s sum of swats.

Ruether (L), Weaver (5) and Henry
Boston (W) and Staggs

(May 20)  U.D.L. chucker Don Weaver was subjected to 3 2/3 innings of merciless pounding by Home Gas before playing-manager Johnny Nestman sent him to the showers. By the time that Weaver was given the hook, the Gasmen had pummeled his offerings for 11 hits and 13 runs as they went on the bury the Distillers 16 to 2. Winning flinger Tommy Musgrave fanned 12 in his eight frames of toil on the hillock. Ross Edy and Abe Cross both banged out three hits for the winners with one of Edy’s blows being a two-bagger. Teammate and playing-manager Don Stewart obliged with a four-ply clout.

Musgrave (W), Richardson (9) and Ingram
Weaver (L), Trasolini (4) and Henry, Samis

(May 22)  The Athletics grabbed an important 5 to 1 victory over Arnold & Quigley, a triumph which pushed them into a tie with the Clothiers for the league leadership. Portsider Hal Straight had one of his better nights on the knoll for the A’s, limiting A & Q to seven well-scattered hits and, in turn, receiving air-tight support from his defensive sidekicks. Coley Hall paced the ten-hit batting output by the winners, rapping a trio of knocks. Teammates Dario Lodigiani and Andy Padovan as well as Jimmy Watters and Lorne Campbell of the Men’s Wear nine all laced a brace of safeties.

Straight (W) and Padovan 
Plautz (L) and Staggs

Standings *             W      L       Pct.
Arnold & Quigley        6      5      .545
Athletics               6      5      .545
U. D. L.                5      6      .484
Home Gas                4      6      .400

* includes wins and losses against Bellingham Boosters

(May 24)  An Empire Day double-bill featured Arnold & Quigley turning back Home Gas 13 to 7 to leadoff the action while, in the evening affair, the Athletics got past Bellingham 11 to 9. Both games were well attended. The Quigs had a six-run output in both the sixth and seventh frames to snatch the opening game win from Homes. Don Stewart of the Gasmen and outfielder Wooten of the Clothiers both had a home run and single.

Gray, Musgrave (L) (5), Gourley (6) and Kasmer
Lewis, Boston (W) (6), L. Holden (8) and Staggs

The A’s and Tulip Towners took turns in leading throughout the second contest and it wasn’t until the seventh canto when hits by Andy Padovan, Coley Hall and Pete Hawryluk put the game away for the Athletics. Padovan and teammate Dario Lodigiani both struck for a double plus a pair of singles. Brian Hofeditz cuffed a brace of doubles for the Washingtonians. 

Mather, Ford (W) (7) and Cooper
Serventi (L) and Padovan

(May 24)  United Distillers Limited from Vancouver won both games of an exhibition doubleheader with the hosting Victoria Sons of Canada. In the morning attraction, the visitors nosed out the Sons 3 to 2 and then, in the follow-up match, dropped the Capital City nine by a 7 to 3 count.  In the first game, Frank Ruether won his own game driving in two runs in the seventh inning with a hot single through short. Ruether, just 19, the son of former major league hurler, Dutch Ruether, had two hits. He allowed seven hits, walked four and had just two strikeouts. Carroll Friend, the import moundsman from Tacoma, took the loss, yielding six hits with a walk and seven strikeouts.

Ruether (W) and xxx
Friend (L) and xxx

Uniteds scored four times in the second inning of the nightcap and coasted to the 7-3 victory. Catcher Ed Henry belted two doubles and two singles to lead a 15-hit attack, aided by three hits by centre fielder Hugh Wickett. Fred Yehle scattered eight hits in going the distance for the winners.

Yehle (W) and xxx
L.Holden (L), L.Cann (6) and xxx

(May 25)  The United Distillery baseballers, with Brian Lewis leading the way, duked it out with the Homes Gas aggregation in the afternoon portion of an Athletic Park double-dip and came away with a 5 to 2 triumph. In the final fracas of the day, Hal Straight of the Athletics added to his already imposing pitching record by stopping the Arnold & Quigley sluggers 5 to 4 in come-from-behind fashion. Lewis allowed only six hits in the opening game. He also picked up three safeties in as many trips to the plate.

xxx (L) and xxx 
B. Lewis (W) and xxx 

Straight not only cooled off the Quigs with his left-arm slants in the finale but he also batted in the winning marker. A two-out, ninth-inning rally saw Andy Padovan single in the tying marker which was followed by Straight’s bloop one-bagger over short for the walkoff winner.

E. Lewis (L) and xxx
Wilkie, Straight (W) (1) and xxx 

(May 27)  Veteran chucker Bryan Lewis pitched U.D.L. to an 8 to 3 triumph over the Athletics at Athletic Park. Exhibiting excellent control, Lewis gave up eight hits, two off the bat of losing flinger Marcel Serventi, while his mates were picking off an even dozen base blows. The hitting of Harvey McIntyre, Uniteds’ right gardener, and George Burns, the champion of the two-base hitters when he played for Cleveland in the majors nearly a decade ago, were big factors in the downfall of the Athletic pitching forces. McIntyre banged out three hits including a home run and double. Burns, playing in his second game for the Distillers, hit a double plus a pair of singles as well as stealing a base.

Serventi (L), Wilkie (7) and Padovan
B. Lewis (W) and Henry

(May 28)  Bellingham’s nifty baseball nine turned back Arnold & Quigley 1 to 0 in probably the finest game of the current season. Both teams played sparkling ball defensively with four double plays resulting. Elmer Bray’s pitching performance was a thing of beauty. The Bellingham chucker allowed only four hits and, it was not until the fifth inning that the Clothiers were able to get a runner on base. Loser Larry Holden was in hot water on more than one occasion but only once was he unable to escape unscathed. The single run that decided the game came in the sixth inning. “Babe” Rea’s bases-loaded single brought outfielder Lee scooting over with the winning marker.

Bray (W) and Senuty
L. Holden (L) and Staggs

(May 29)  Eddie Percival punched out 16 strikeouts as the Bellingham's Model Truck came from behind to score a 5 to 4 win over the Athletics from Vancouver. Trailing 4 to 0 in the fourth as a result of homers by Dario Lodigiani and Pete Hawryluk, the Models touched southpaw Hal Straight for four bingles and three runs, tied the score in the sixth and pushed over the winning run in the seventh.

Straight (L) and Padovan
Percival (W) and Senuty

(May 29)  With Bill Richardson making his first hurling start of the campaign, the cellar-dwelling Home Gas diamondeers knocked off U.D.L. 8 to 3 at Athletic Park. Recovering from a serous ankle injury, Richardson went the route and rang up ten strikeouts. Billy Adshead with a double and two singles, Hal Weinker with a two-ply clout and a one-bagger as well as Don Stewart with a home run, all supplied Richardson with plenty of offensive ammunition. Norm Trasolini tripled and singled for the Distillers.

Shay (L), Watchorn (6) and Henry
Richardson (W) and Ingram

(May 31) The Athletics’ “Lefty” Wilkie struck out eight but issued an equal number of bases on balls, which proved to be his undoing, as Arnold and Quigley took advantage of his lack of control in sending him for a shower after six frames, then hung on for a 5 to 4 win. Earl Lewis grabbed the complete-game hillock triumph. Frank Hall of the A’s led the stickers in this game, stroking three safeties. 

Wilkie (L), Serventi (7) and Padovan
Lewis (W) and Staggs

(June 1)  The Athletics managed to stagger through to beat Home Gas 4 to 3 in the curtain-raiser of a twin-bill at Athletic Park. The United Distillers took the evening encounter 2 to 0 over Arnold & Quigley to drop the Quigs out of top-spot and into third place. Both clubs registered seven hits and committed four fielding miscues in a loosely-played matinee match. After plating a trio of markers in the opening canto, the A’s hung on for the narrow victory. Shortstop D. Haffner and first baseman Abe Cross of the Gasmen along with infielder Frank Plouf of the A’s each bagged a brace of knocks.

Gray (L) and Ingram
Serventi (W) and Padovan 

Pat Shay fanned seven while putting the Clothiers away with just three hits in posting the second game shutout win for the Distillers. Outfielder Harvey McIntyre led the way with the baton for the winners, stroking three singles.

Shay (W) and Henry
Boston (L), L. Holden (9) and Staggs 

(June 3)  Pulling off five double plays, U.D.L. bounced past Home Gas 4 to 1. The plethora of twin-killings was a boon to pitcher Ray Watchorn’s success in gaining the mound victory over rival Tommy Musgrave. Both nines manufactured six bingles. A three-spot in the opening frame turned out to be enough for the Distillers to grab the victory with the defense then taking over to quell any uprisings by the Gasmen. Shortstop Art McLarney led the parade of United double-killings. Two of the plays he started himself by making the putout at second base. He handled 13 chances perfectly afield in addition to singling twice at bat. Billy Adshead tripled and singled for Homes.

Musgrave (L) and Ingram, Adshead
Watchorn (W) and Henry

(June 4)  Former major leaguer Herman Pillette, now 45, distinguished himself at Athletic Park by tossing a no-hit, no-run game in leading Bellingham to a 15 to 0 whitewashing of U.D.L. in inter-league play. The Washingtonians belted Pat Shay and “Babe” Alexander around for 18 hits in racking up the one-sided victory. Ned Nelson and Hal Lee led the Bellingham batting attack with four hits apiece.  Nelson had a spectacular game at the plate with a home run, double, two singles and a walk and score five times.

Pillette (W) and Dugan
Shay (L), Alexander (4) and Henry, Samis

(June 5)  The Bellingham Boosters pounded out a 9 to 0 win over Arnold & Quigley of Vancouver in an inter-city fixture played in the Tulip Town. Although in trouble in seven of the nine innings, winning pitcher Eddie Percival was invincible in the pinches. The hosts hammered A & Q chucker Larry Holden for 13 hits with Bob Heaman and Hall Lee collecting three apiece. Eddie Holden had three bingles for the Clothiers.

L. Holden (L) and Staggs
Percival (W) and Dugan

(June 5)  Bill Richardson held the larruping Athletics to seven scattered hits in pitching the Home Gas aggregation to a 5 to 3 victory over the A’s. Richardson’s mound performance was not far ahead of “Lefty” Wilkie, the prairie portsider, who tossed for the vanquished nine. In fact, Wilkie surrendered one less hit than Richardson but some costly errors in the early going, two of which were charged to Wilkie himself, proved the undoing of the Athletics. During the evening, Richardson struck out seven of the A’s while Wilkie put away five by the same route. Ross Edy and D. Haffner both singled twice for the winners. Frank Hall homered for the A’s while teammate Frank Plouf belted a pair of two-baggers.

Wilkie (L) and Padovan
Richardson (W) and Adshead

Standings *            W      L     Pct. 
U. D. L.               9      8    .529
Athletics              9      9    .500
Arnold & Quigley       8      8    .500
Home Gas               6     11    .353

* includes wins and losses against Bellingham Boosters

(June  6)  The Athletics rallied around the left handed chucking of Hal Straight and the relief pitching of Marcel Serventi to snatch a 5 to 4 victory over U.D.L. The win for the A’s moved them into a half-game lead over the Distillers in the Senior City standings. Frank Hall drove in four of the five runs garnered by the winners, cracking a pair of two-run singles. Art McLarney smashed a two-run homer plus a two-bagger for the Uniteds.

Alexander (L) and Henry
Straight (W), Seventi (8) and Padovan

(June 7)  The seventh inning proved to be lucky for Arnold & Quigley in their exhibition game against the University of Washington Huskies. Trailing the Collegians 3 to 1 as they entered their half of the seventh, the Clothiers began to pile on the hits and four runs ensued which were crucial to their eventual 6 to 3 victory over the Dogs. Earl Lewis copped the complete-game knoll triumph over Rudy Enquist who was lit up for 14 base blows by the Quigs. Outfielder Eddie Holden led the parade of swatsmiths, picking up three safeties, while Hal Haughland, Charlie Miron and Lorne Campbell each contributed a pair. 

Enquist (L) and R. Marlowe
Lewis (W) and Staggs

(June 8)  U.D.L. handed the University of Washington their second defeat against Vancouver Senior City League clubs, dropping the Varsity nine 7 to 3. Pat Shay took the hillock victory with a six-hitter. The Distillers hit losing flinger Jack Daly freely, accumulating 13 base blows, three coming off the bat of Art McLarney.

Daly (L) and Dawes
Shay (W) and Henry, Samis

(June 10)  Scoring the game’s only run in the bottom of the eighth inning, the lowly Home Gas contingent of baseballers took down Arnold & Quigley 1 to 0. Playing much better than their position in the league standings would indicate, the Gasmen introduced a pair of newcomers into their lineup. One of them, shortstop Harry White, purported to be a former Cleveland Indian, handled ten chances flawlessly. Both pitchers of record, winning flinger Tommy Musgrave and George “Lefty” Boston of the Clothiers were in fine form, each being nicked for just five hits. Hal Weinker’s clutch single in the eighth drove in the contest’s lone marker.

Boston (L) and Staggs
Musgrave (W) and Dudgeon

(June 12)  In a league in which all four teams are bunched within three games, the Athletics now hold a 1 1/2 game lead following their 4 to 2 conquest of U.D.L. Marcel Serventi pitched seven-hit ball in the A’s triumph. After a slippery start in the first two frames, when the Distillers scored both of their markers, Serventi conceded only three more well-spaced bingles in the last seven innings. The Athletics got to loser “Babe” Alexander for ten hits, including a pair of doubles and a single by outfielder Ralph Stong. Outfielders “Babe” Rea and Norm Trasolini both rapped a two-bagger and single for the Booze Barons while Dario Lodigiani belted a triple and one-bagger for the A’s.

Alexander (L) and Henry
Serventi (W) and Padovan

(June 14)  Home Gas moved into a third-place tie with Arnold & Quigley in the Senior City League standings following a 4 to 1 trimming of the Clothiers. Bill Richardson was in great fettle for the Gasmen, shutting the Quigs down on four hits. Ross Edy had two doubles and a single for the winners while teammates Harry White and Abe Cross both connected for a double and one-bagger.

Richardson (W) and Dudgeon
L. Holden (L) and Staggs

(June 15)  In double-dip action at Athletic Park, Arnold & Quigley fell 10 to 2 to the United Distillers contingent of baseballers in early action while the Athletics were whitewashed 4 to 0 by Home Gas in the late encounter. United’s flashy shortstop Art McLarney smashed a pair of home runs, one of the solo variety and the other a three-run shot, in powering the Distillers to victory in the opener. Winning flinger Pat Shay set the Clothiers down on four bingles in going the route.

Shay (W) and Henry
Lewis (L), Dodds (4), Boston (4) and Staggs

The A’s managed just five hits off the slants of Tommy Musgrave in their shutout loss to Homes. Frankie Plouf donated a couple of runs to the Gasmen when he muffed a cinch double play ground ball in the fourth canto which would have retired the side. A double steal by Harry White and D. Haffner followed by Ross Edy’s solid single accounted for two additional Homes’ tallies in the eighth.

Wilkie (L) and Padovan
Musgrave (W) and Dudgeon

(June 17)  Effective twirling by temperamental portsider Don Weaver engineered the U.D.L. diamond pastimers to a 6 to 0 whitewashing of Home Gas. The win pushed the Uniteds into a first place tie with the Athletics. Errors opened the way for the Homes defeat. The Gasmen touched Weaver for six hits but they were well scattered and never posed any major threat. Catcher Ed Henry stroked three one-baggers for the victors while shortstop Art McLarney contributed a double and single.

Weaver (W) and Henry
Gray (L), Muscutt (8) and Dudgeon

Standings *             W     L     Pct. 
Athletics              11    10    .524
U. D. L.               11    10    .524
Home Gas                9    12    .429
Arnold & Quigley        8    12    .400

* includes wins and losses against Bellingham Boosters

(June 19)  Playing poorly in all aspects of the game, the Arnold & Quigley ball tossers put on a lacklustre display in dropping a 10 to 2 decision to the Athletics. Southpaw Hal Straight of the A’s had an easy time of it in disposing of the Clothiers with a five-hit pitching performance. Four A & Q pitchers failed to slow the Clubbers down as Straight and Frankie Plouf led the 13-hit assault for the victors, stroking three safeties apiece.

Straight (W) and Padovan
L. Holden (L), Boston, Plautz, Lewis and McCarthy 

(June 19)  After tying the score in the opening half of the ninth inning with a three-run rally, Home Gas of Vancouver booted in the winning run in Bellingham’s half of the frame as the host Tulip Towners chalked up a narrow 4 to 3 victory. Four of Bellingham’s ten hits were doubles.

Richardson, Musgrave (L) and Dudgeon
Lasley/Lesley (W) and Dugan

(June 20)  In inter-city action at Athletic Park, the Athletics turned back Bellingham 4 to 1. The natty duo of winning flinger Marcel Serventi and keystone sacker Dario Lodigiani, both out of Oakland CA, sparked the A’s to their conquest. Serventi subdued the Washingtonians on four hits while sidekick Lodigiani smacked a two-run four-bagger which produced the deciding run. Coley Hall’s two-run single in the eighth provided some insurance for the winners. Lodigiani and fellow Athletics’ balltosser Ralph Stong both racked up a pair of base swats. Outfielder Ted Clarke drilled a brace of two-baggers for the Tulip Towners.

Lewis (L) and Duggan
Serventi (W) and Padovan

(June 21)  Arnold & Quigley boosted themselves into a tie with Home Gas for third place in the Senior City loop by stopping the United Distillers Limited 3 to 1. Earl Lewis picked up the complete-game mound triumph, limiting U.D.L. to six safeties. Lewis fanned just three but was given almost flawless defensive support by his mates. Hal Haughland led the A & Q batting attack against losing flinger Verlie Alexander, drilling a double plus a brace of one-baggers. Teammate Charlie Miron contributed a pair of singles. Art McLarney was the big noise for the Whiskey Makers, slamming out three singles.

Lewis (W) and Staggs
Alexander (L) and Henry

(June 22)  Lumbering left-hander Hal Straight copped his fifth consecutive mound victory in hurling the Athletics to an 8 to 3 win over Arnold & Quigley to begin the proceedings in doubleheader play at Athletic Park. In the evening event, set aside to honour veteran Home Gas pitcher Dave Gray and played before the largest crowd of the season, Gray, in fitting fashion, led the Gasmen to a 4 to 3 win over the powerful U.D.L. nine. The opener featured a sixth-inning triple play engineered by the A’s wherein Joe McCarthy, batting for A & Q with Charlie Miron camped on third and Larry Holden on the keystone sack, flew out to right fielder Jack Cole who relayed the ball to catcher Andy Padovan to catch Miron between third and home. Third baseman Pat Thomas eventually tagged Miron for the second out and then whirled to catch Holden near the hot corner pillow for the final out. Dario Lodigiani and Coley Hall of the A’s as well as Jimmy Watters of the Clothiers all had a double and two singles. Norm Trasolini, in relief of McCarthy behind the platter, slammed a homer for the Quigs.

L. Holden (L), Lewis (2) and McCarthy, Trasolini (6)
Straight (W) and Padovan

After being overwhelmed with a bevy of gifts, Gray took to the hill in the late encounter and promptly fell behind 2 to 0 on Art McLarney’s two-run homer in the opening canto but he persevered and went the route on a seven-hitter. Homes tied the score in the third panel and then forged ahead to stay in the eighth stanza when Gray connected for his second hit of the game to drive in what would prove to be the winning run of the game. Outfielder George Smith blasted a triple and double to lead the Distillers at the dish while Gray, outfielder Ross Edy, catcher Fred Dudgeon and shortstop Harry White all clipped the pill for a brace of one-baggers.

Gray (W) and Dudgeon
Shay (L) and Henry

(June 24)  Lanky Hal Lee’s three-run inside-the-park home run in the third inning ignited the Arnold & Quigley squad to an early lead and an eventual 7 to 3 conquest of U.D.L. at Athletic Park. Catcher Ed Henry of the Distillers also ripped a rare four-ply swat which he had to leg out while the ball was in play. Both teams wound up with ten hits in the lusty-hitting affair. Winning pitcher Earl “Bird Legs” Lewis aided his mound effort by driving in three counters. Losing pitcher Don Weaver was a trifle wild, hitting three batters while being nicked for ten safeties.

Weaver (L), Shay (8) and Henry
Lewis (W) and Staggs 

(June 25)  Bill Richardson’s loop-the-loop pitches kept hopping past U.D.L. sluggers and “Babe” Alexander’s screwball tied Home Gas hitters up in knots for nearly eleven scoreless innings at Athletic Park before Homes’ outfielder Bruce Thirsk stepped to the plate in the bottom of the second extra frame and settled matters by launching a walkoff solo round-tripper which staked Home Gas to a thrilling 1 to 0 victory over the Distillery baseballers. Richardson gave up seven hits and fanned ten in securing the mound decision while Alexander was touched for nine hits and whiffed eight.

Alexander (L) and Henry
Richardson (W) and Dudgeon

(June 26)  The bewhiskered House of David aggregation grabbed the first of their exhibition set in Vancouver by knocking off the Athletics 6 to 4 before nearly 4,000 fans at Athletic Park. Nick Wykoff, flinger for the tourists, won his own game by belting a one-out, two-run homer in the second extra canto, his third safety of the eleven inning contest. The A’s out hit the Davids 15 to 11 but three of the barnstormers’ hits were circuit-clouts with George Anderson and Deck both swatting four-baggers in addition to Wykoff. Ralph Stong of the Athletics also connected for a round-tripper. Coley Hall went 4 for 6 for the A’s while teammate Pat Thomas stroked three singles in 5 trips to the dish.

Wykoff (W) and Fleming/Flemming
Serventi (L) and Padovan

(June 27)  The barnstorming House of David made it two straight against opposition from the Vancouver Senior City League when they disposed of Home Gas 6 to 1 at Athletic Park. Although out hit by an 11 to 7 margin, the Bearded Boys took advantage of four errors by the Gasmen to claim victory. Harry White and Ross Edy had two hits apiece for Homes.

Speisman (W) and Fleming/Flemming 
Muscutt (L) and Dudgeon

(July 1)  On a day which featured a woman pitching in a regular game, Home Gas of Vancouver took both ends of an exhibition doubleheader from the Victoria Sons of Canada at Royal Athletic Park in the Capital City. The Vancouverites took the first game 10 to 0 and the second 14 to 7. Ernie Kershaw blanked the locals on three hits through seven innings in the opener before giving way to Bill Richardson.  The visitors bunched their hits, 15 in all, in the second and fifth innings to plate five in each frame.

Kershaw (W), Richardson (8) and xxx
Friend (L) and xxx

The Vancouver club continued the heavy hitting in the second game pounding out 17 hits with left fielder Bruce Thirsk rapping four safeties, including a pair of doubles. He scored four times. Harry White and Don Stewart each added three hits. A highlight of the day was the starting hurler for Home Gas, Dot Richardson, heralded as the only "fair sex" pitcher in British Columbia. Given a rousing welcome by the fans, Richardson was gone in the second inning having given up six runs on two hits and four walks in just an inning and a third. Victoria, with seven runs in the second frame had gone ahead 7-4. But the visitors exploded for seven runs in the fifth inning and cruised to the 14-7 triumph.  Tommy Musgrave, who relieved Richardson, pitched shutout ball over the last seven innings.

Dot Richardson, Musgrave (W) (2) and Dudgeon
Muscutt (L), James (6) and Bacon

(July 2)  The touring House of David nine captured a ten-inning 6 to 5 decision over Home Gas. The Gasmen out-hit the Whiskered Wizards 11 to 5 but, when ducks were on the pond, their bats seemed to come up empty. Ross Edy slammed two triples and a double for Homes while Billy Adshead ripped three singles. Sulking playing-manager Grover Cleveland Alexander of the Davids threatened to pull his team off the field after outfielder Zoellers had been ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the fifth inning but finally came to his senses when the game was about to be called, admissions refunded and the barnstormers denied their cut of the gate.

Paulson (W) and Hill
Richardson (L) and Dudgeon 

(July 3)  Outfielder Hal Lee slammed two home runs, his fifth and sixth in just four games, that aided Arnold & Quigley in stopping Home Gas 8 to 3. Portsider George Boston surrendered nine well-scattered hits in earning the knoll triumph. Charlie Miron of the Clothiers and Bruce Thirsk of the Gasmen both laced three one-baggers.

Musgrave (L), Muscutt (2) and Dudgeon
Boston (W) and Staggs

(July 5)  Coley Hall’s two-run triple in the eighth inning, his second hit of the contest, provided the margin necessary for an 8 to 6 win by the Athletics over U.D.L. Catcher Ed Henry of the Distillers belted a grand-slam circuit-clout in the fifth. “Lefty” Isekite rang up ten strikeouts in going the route for the win.

Alexander (L), Watchorn (1) and Henry
Isekite (W) and Padovan

(July 6)  The Homes’ Bill Richardson preserved his clean pitching slate for the season when he blanked a makeshift Athletics crew 6 to 0 in the afternoon portion of a twin-bill. Norm Trasolini’s third-inning single provided the game’s lone run in the late affair, a hot pitcher’s battle between Pat Shay and Larry Holden, as U.D.L. got by Arnold & Quigley 1 to 0. The Gasmen banged out 13 hits off loser Marcel Serventi in the early tilt including a home run, double and single by Don Stewart. Richardson fanned eight and yielded six hits in posting the hillock triumph.

Serventi (L) and Padovan
Richardson (W) and Dudgeon

Winning heaver Pat Shay tossed a two-hitter in the finale. Loser Larry Holden was touched for just four one-baggers.

L. Holden (L) and Staggs
Shay (W) and Henry

(July 9)  Charlie Miron’s bases-loaded double in the bottom of the ninth inning drove in three runs and enabled Arnold & Quigley to knock off the Bellingham Boosters 5 to 4. Miron’s timely blow erased a 4 to 2 deficit that was staring the Clothiers in the face as they began their final turn at bat. The veteran outfielder had earlier slammed a bases-empty round-tripper off loser Elmer Bray and wound up driving in four of the five A & Q counters. Third baseman Nebenfuhr of the Tulip Towners hammered a four-bagger, a double and a single off winning southpaw George Boston while shortstop Hal Haughland of the Quigs singled three times.

E. Bray (L) and Duggan
Boston (W) and Staggs

(July 10)  Remaining unbeaten on the hill, ace chucker Bill Richardson of Home Gas wheeled in his sinker ball for nine innings and earned his sixth win of the campaign, a 3 to 1 conquest of Arnold & Quigley. It was only an eighth-inning error that robbed Richardson of a shutout as he held the usually heavy-hitting Clothiers to six hits. Outfielder Ross Edy of the Gasmen led the willow wielders, collecting a double plus a brace of singles.

Richardson (W) and Dudgeon
Lewis (L) and Staggs 

(July 10)  Floyd “Lefty” Isekite pitched no-hit ball for the visiting Athletics’ baseballers but his mates contributed three errors in the seventh inning which the Bellingham Boosters manufactured into runs for a 2 to 0 victory. Isekite fanned nine, issued three walks and had the Boosters popping up most of the time.

Isekite (L) and Padovan
Percival (W) and Duggan

(July 11)  Dave Gray frustrated the United Distillers nine on four scattered bingles as the Home Gas aggregation blanked the Whiskey Wizards 5 to 0. Gray fanned eight and, for most of the game, had the Booze Barons popping up and waving unsuccessfully at his offerings. The Gasmen didn’t exactly tear the cover off the horsehide either, collecting six safeties, but were better able to bunch their knocks into tallies. Catcher Fred Dudgeon doubled and singled for the winners while Don Stewart launched a bases-empty home run.

Gray (W) and Dudgeon
Weaver (L), Shay (5) and Henry

(July 12)  Fielding miscues punctuated the diamond tussle before more than 5,000 fans in which the Athletics prevailed 5 to 4 over the United Distillers Limited. Three costly bobbles by the United Unit in the first inning gave the A’s a five-run lead to work on and the U.D.L. squad was never able to crawl completely out of that hole. The Distillers out hit the Athletics 7 to 5 as outfielder Henderson was the only batter from either dugout to manufacture a pair of hits.

Shay (L) and Henry
Straight (W) and Padovan

Standings *           W      L      Pct.
Athletics            16     13     .552
Home Gas             14     15     .483
Arnold & Quigley     14     16     .467
U. D. L.             13     17     .433

* includes wins and losses against Bellingham Boosters

(July 13)  U.D.L. got back on the winning track with a 5 to 2 decision over Arnold & Quigley in the matinee game of a double-dip. When the evening game rolled around, 6,000 or so ball fans jammed their way into Athletic Park to witness an 8 to 5 Home Gas victory over the Athletics. Don Weaver fashioned a seven-hitter in taking the opening game mound decision. Outfielder George Smith led the Fermenters at the dish with a double and a pair of singles.

Weaver (W) and Henry
L. Holden (L) and McCarthy

The Gasmen opened up with a pair of tallies in the initial stanza of the second affair and led all the way. Harry White, Billy Adshead and Ross Edy each stroked a brace of one-baggers for the victors while Ralph Stong hit a double and single for the A’s.

Musgrave (W), Richardson (9) and Dudgeon
Isekite (L), Serventi (4) and Padovan

(July 15)  Arnold & Quigley handed pitcher Hal Straight his third loss in ten games when they downed the Athletics 7 to 3. Left-hander George Boston tossed a four-hitter in taking the hillock win for the Clothiers. Hal Haughland, Hal Lee, Ray O’Dell and Boston all had two safeties for the winning nine with a double part of Lee’s total.

Boston (W) and Staggs
Straight (L) and Padovan

(July 16)  A two-out solo home run by keystone sacker Ned Nelson in the top of the tenth inning broke a 2 – 2 tie and engineered the Bellingham Boosters to a 3 to 2 victory over Home Gas. The game featured a pitching joust between Bill Lesley of the Boosters and Ernie Kershaw of the Gasmen. Nelson rapped a single earlier in the contest for a two-hit production. Ross Edy of the vanquished nine also had a brace of safeties, a double and a one-bagger.

Lesley (W) and S. Bray
Kershaw (L) and Dudgeon

(July 17)  Arnold & Quigley baseballers warded off a late Home Gas rally and defeated the Gasmen 5 to 3, handing pitcher Bill Richardson his first knoll loss of the campaign after six straight victories. Before a bumperish crowd of over 4,000, lanky Hal Lee of the Quigs served notice of Richardson’s impending defeat as early as the first inning when he clouted a sinker ball high over the right field fence. Two counters in each of the third and fourth innings sealed the Richardson setback. Winning heaver Earl Lewis had three of the nine hits surrendered by Richardson, one being a double.

Lewis (W) and Staggs
Richardson (L) and Dudgeon

(July 19)  The Athletics continued on their merry way as Senior City League leaders by defeating U.D.L. 7 to 2. The A’s turned a close ball game into a rout by pouncing on losing flinger Don Weaver for four tallies in the ninth and knocking him from the hillock. Victorious chucker Marcel Serventi went the route, fanning seven and yielding five hits. Coley Hall led the winners at the dish with a double and a pair of singles. Keystone sacker Dario Lodigiani of the A’s belted a two-run circuit-clout.

Serventi (W) and Padovan
Weaver (L), Watchorn (9) and Henry

(July 20)  The Athletics moved a full two games ahead of their nearest rival when they hammered Arnold & Quigley 9 to 0 in the opening game of a twin-bill. The Home Gas nine continued to show improvement by taking a 5 to 3 decision from United Distillers Limited in the late tilt. “Lefty” Isekite tossed a six-hitter in earning the shutout win for the A’s in the matinee game. He also rapped three safeties including a double. Teammate Jack Cole replicated Isekite’s batting output. Catcher Joe McCarthy singled three times for the Clothiers.

L. Holden (L), Plautz (3), Boston (7) and McCarthy
Isekite (W) and Padovan

The Gasmen fell behind in the top of the first inning of the second encounter after home run clouts by Ed Henry and Art McLarney staked the Distillers to a 3 to 0 lead. Veteran mound maestro Dave Gray persevered, however, and the Homes nine responded with three of their own in the last half of the panel and then added single counters in both the third and fourth stanzas. Bruce Thirsk led the seven-hit offensive production for the victors with a double and single.

Watchorn (L) and Henry
Gray (W) and Dudgeon

(July 22)  The lowly U.D.L. tribe stepped up behind the pitching of Ray “Skinny” Watchorn and, in ten innings, hung a 6 to 3 defeat on the Athletics, current leaders in the Senior loop. Outfielder Naughton’s extra-frame single broke a 3 – 3 tie and plated catcher Ed Henry with the lead run for the Distillers. They then added a couple of insurance counters when Pat Thomas’ throw to the plate hit baserunner Art McLarney and rolled to the backstop, allowing both McLarney and Henderson to score. Outfielder George Smith of the Fermenters as well as infielder Percy Pamphlett of the A’s both had a double and single.

Watchorn (W) and Henry
Serventi (L) and Padovan, Bouchard (1), Stong

(July 23)  Young Tommy Musgrave toiled his way to another triumph as Home Gas eked out a 4 to 3 victory over the Bellingham Boosters at Athletic Park. The game featured a number of brilliant fielding plays. Harry White’s double in the fifth frame, the only extra-base blow of the contest, drove in Billy Adshead, who had walked, with what turned out to be the winning run. Second baseman Ned Nelson of the Tulip Towners had three singles to lead the willow wielders.

Bishop (L) and Rea
Musgrave (L) and Padovan

(July 24)  Working his third game on the hill in succession for U.D.L., Ray Watchorn, known as “Skinny”, coolly wheeled them in for a 2 to 0 shutout over Earl Lewis and the Arnold & Quigley squad. The game was scoreless for the initial six panels. In the seventh canto, catcher Ed Henry cracked one over the fence to give the thin-man and his Booze Baron mates a 1 to 0 lead. That started a hitting splurge for the Uniteds which ended only after the bases had been loaded and Art McLarney plated a second counter.  

Watchorn (W) and Henry
Lewis (L) and Staggs

(July 26)  With his infield completing three double plays to nip every potential rally, George “Lefty” Boston broke a spell that had him branded as the “unluckiest pitcher in the league” when he engineered a 2 to 0 shutout for the Arnold & Quigley nine over Home Gas. Contrary to recent history, Boston seemed to get the breaks in winning on a seven-hitter. His mound opponent, Ernie Kershaw, had a world of stuff and limited the Quigs to six hits while whiffing seven. A & Q scored runs in each of the fourth and fifth frames. Ray O’Dell, after doubling and advancing to third on an infield out, plated the initial marker after tagging up following Hal Haughland’s fly ball out. The second counter was a gift from catcher Fred Dudgeon of the Gasmen who dropped the ball while tagging out Charlie Miron for an easy out at the dish. Don Stewart of Homes and the Clothiers’ Joe McCarthy both singled twice for their respective teams.

Kershaw (L) and Dudgeon
Boston (W) and McCarthy

(July 27)  The high-stepping Home Gas aggregation moved into a tie for first place with the Athletics when chucker Bill Richardson tamed the A’s 5 to 1 in the curtain-raiser of a double-dip. Bryan Lewis, U.D.L. hurler, bested brother Earl as the cellar dwellers in the Senior City circuit defeated Arnold & Quigley 2 to 1 in the sunset encounter. Richardson was just about the whole show in the lid-lifter, limiting the A’s to just four hits. Dario Lodigiani was the only Athletic batter to hit the Homes’ right-hander consistently, accumulating a double plus a pair of singles. Ross Edy had a perfect four-for-four day at the platter for the victors.

Isekite (L) and Stong
Richardson (W) and Dudgeon

In the sibling rivalry hurling set-to for bragging rights as well as the ball game, Earl Lewis had slightly the better of it statistically but a pair of errors by his mates, coupled with Art McLarney’s single, accounted for the unearned run in the fourth that decided the second contest. Jimmy Watters had a triad of one-baggers for the Quigs while teammate Ed Holden homered and singled. Outfielder “Sandy” Henderson drilled a brace of doubles for the Distillers.

E. Lewis (L) and McCarthy
B. Lewis (W) and Henry

(July 29)  The United Distillers Limited diamondeers vaulted into top spot in the Vancouver Senior City loop, a half-game in front of the Athletics, by virtue of a 7 to 1 conquest of Home Gas. Veteran heaver Dave Gray limited the Gasmen to five well-scattered bingles in copping the knoll triumph. Billy Adshead’s two-run round-tripper in the sixth stanza sewed up the victory for the Whiskeymen.  

Gray (W) and Dudgeon
Watchorn (L) and Henry

(July 30)  The Bellingham Boosters ambled away with another international triumph, downing Arnold & Quigley 5 to 3 in a slow-moving game in which the opposing chuckers always seemed to inflate their pitch counts by posting full counts on the batters. The Tulip Towners out hit the Clothiers by a 12 to 8 margin with shortstop Bob Heaman leading the way with four base raps. Catcher Stan Bray connected for a solo-homer for the Washingtonians in the eighth.

Lesley (W) and S. Bray
L. Holden (L) and McCarthy

(July 31)  Overcoming a three-run lead registered by the visitors in the first inning, the Bellingham Boosters clubbed out a 9 to 4 win over U.D.L. of Vancouver in an inter-league tussle in the Tulip Town. The Boosters clinched the game in the sixth frame with a five-run outburst. Outfielder Ted Clarke smashed a two-run round-tripper for Bellingham.

B. Lewis (L) and Henry
Bishop (W) and S. Bray

(August 2)  When the smoke from Tommy Musgrave’s scorching fastball cleared away at Athletic Park, the Home Gas baseballers had beaten the Athletics 3 to 1 as the normally hard-hitting A’s had only two hits credited to them. Both bingles from the vanquished nine were registered by keystone sacker Dario Lodigiani, one of which was a home run. The smoke must have been in the Athletics’ eyes all evening as the three runs which beat them were entirely unearned due to some dithery infield play. Yet, Musgrave could not be denied as he rang up eleven strikeouts while his mates played errorless ball. Third sacker Hal Weinker had two of the five hits secured by the Gasmen off loser Marcel Serventi.

Musgrave (W) and Dudgeon
Serventi (L) and Padovan

(August 3)  Hardluck tosser George “Lefty” Boston of Arnold & Quigley once more pitched well but absorbed the mound defeat as Bill Richardson and Home Gas edged the Clothiers 1 to 0. Boston yielded just four hits, three to Ross Edy, but Richardson was even more in the groove, giving up just a lone safety. Edy’s second double of the game in the eighth canto drove in Harry White with the contest’s only marker. Richardson whiffed 14 batters in posting the shutout victory.

Boston (L) and McCarthy
Richardson (W) and Dudgeon

(August 5)  The league-leading Home Gas troupe smacked the Athletics down for an 8 to 0 count and boosted their lead over the slumping A’s to three full games. Dave Gray went the route on the knoll for the Gasmen, fashioning the six-hit shutout. Homes led from the outset, plating a brace of tallies in their first turn at bat. Outfielder Bruce Thirsk garnered a triad of safeties for the victors, a double plus two one-baggers.

Gray (W) and Dudgeon
Isekite (L) and Padovan

(August 6)  Outfielder George Smith’s bases-loaded double in the seventh-inning drove in a pair of runs, breaking a 2 – 2 tie, and propelled the United Distillers aggregation to a 5 to 3 win over the visiting Bellingham Boosters. Both teams manufactured seven base hits. Shortstop Art McLarney of the Distillers gathered three of them while Brian Hofeditz and catcher Smith of the Boosters both collected a double and single.

Lesley (L) and Smith
Shay (W) and Henry

(August 7)  A grand-slam home run by outfielder Ross Edy was the deciding factor as the invading Home Gas nine from Vancouver captured a 7 to 4 win over the hosting Bellingham Boosters. First baseman Don Stewart of the Gasmen was banished from the game in the seventh panel after a fist fight with the umpire.

Kershaw (W), Richardson (9) and Dudgeon
Bishop (L) and Smith

(August 7)  After coasting merrily along for eight innings, Earl Lewis, ace of the Arnold & Quigley mound staff, proceeded to lose his stuff and needed ninth-inning relief help from George Boston as the Quigs escaped with an 8 to 6 win over the Athletics. The affair was rather one-sided for most of the game as both teams belted the ball freely. Loser Hal Straight seemed to find his bearings after the fifth frame as his teammates began to zone in on the offerings of Lewis. The A’s late batting spree provided them with a 14 to 11 advantage in hits. Lewis had a home run and a single before he was given the hook. Joe McCarthy swung a mean club for the Clothiers, collecting a four-bagger, triple and a single. Coley Hall picked up four hits for the Athletics, one of which was a double. Catcher Andy Padovan singled on three occasions for the A’s.

Lewis (W), Boston (9) and Staggs
Straight (L) and Padovan 

(August 8)  Energetic Athletics’ outfielder Ralph Stong poled a seventh-inning solo home run which gave the A’s a 5 to 4 win over the United Distillers band of baseballers and ended the Athletics five-game losing streak. Marcel Serventi was the winning pitcher although he was touched for ten safeties while Pat Shay, toiling for United, conceded only eight but was snake bitten with poor infield support. The Booze Makers had a balanced hitting attack with every one in the lineup, with the exception of Johnny Nestman, connecting for at least one hit. Stong, along with teammates Frankie Plouf and Frank Hall, had a brace of safeties as did second sacker Tommy James of the Whiskeymen. 

Serventi (W) and Padovan
Shay (L) and Henry

(August 9)  Southpaw Don Weaver returned to action with a four-hit pitching performance as U. D. L. blanked Arnold & Quigley 3 to 0. George Boston suffered another close mound defeat as he gave up six safeties, two going to Art McLarney, in this battle of portsiders. After seven innings during which only horse-collars graced the scoreboard, United scored all three runs in a big eighth on RBI singles by Johnny Nestman and Tommy James.

Weaver (W) and Henry
Boston (L) and McCarthy

(August 10)  Arnold & Quigley stopped the league-leading Home Gas diamond pastimers 4 to 1 in the matinee tilt of a doubleheader. In the late event, “Lefty” Isekite pitched a five-hitter as the Athletics took down U.D.L. 5 to 1. Ed Holden homered and singled twice for the Clothiers in in the opening match, driving in three runs. Earl Lewis was the complete-game winner, backed by errorless support.

Lewis (L) and McCarthy
Musgrave (W) and Dudgeon

Catcher Andy Padovan’s three-run homer was the deciding blow in the sunset encounter.  

Isekite (W) and Padovan
Watchorn (L) and Henry

(August 12)  Scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth stanza, Home Gas came away with a 6 to 5 walkoff triumph over the United Distillers Limited aggregation. Outfielder “Sandy” Henderson of the United’s had slugged a two-run homer in first half of the frame to give the Distillers to a two-run edge. As losing flinger Pat Shay began to weaken, a bases-loaded walk forced in a run, narrowing the lead to a single tally. Then, Ross Edy stepped to the plate with two out and connected on one of Shay’s offerings for a clean single which plated the tying and winning markers. Don Stewart and Billy Adshead of the winning nine as well as catcher Ed Henry of the Whiskey Wizards each picked up two hits with one of Henry’s blow being a triple.

Shay (L) and Henry
Richardson, Gray (W) (9) and Dudgeon 

(August 13)  Cagey Earl Lewis of the Arnold & Quigley baseballers mixed speeds effectively on the hill in churning out a six-hit, 4 to 0 blanking of the Athletics. Hal Haughland and Charlie Miron each had a brace of hits for the winning nine while teammate Ed Holden drove in a pair of runs. 

Straight (L) and Padovan
Lewis (W) and McCarthy

(August 14)  A six-run rally in the fourth inning gave Model Truck of Bellingham a 7-3 victory over Arnold & Quigley in an intercity league game at the American diamond. Ned Nelson's bases-loaded triple was the key blow. McKay went the route for the winners giving up nine hits. Ed Holden had three of them, a triple, double and single.

Boston (L), L.Holden (4) and Staggs
McKay (W) and Bray

(August 14)  Marcel Serventi pitched the Athletics to a 4 to 0 shutout victory over the league-leading Home Gas nine in a game that was up for grabs until the eighth inning. For seven frames, veteran tosser Dave Gray of the Gasmen held the A’s to just four scattered hits but, in the fateful eighth, the Athletics broke through for three counters on a two-run single by Pat Thomas and a bases-loaded hit batter. Thomas, Dario Lodigiani, Ralph Stong and Serventi of the winners each connected for two hits.

Serventi (W) and Padovan
Gray (L) and Dudgeon

Standings *             W     L     Pct.
Home Gas               24    20    .545
Athletics              21    22    .488
Arnold & Quigley       20    24    .455
United Distillers      19    25    .432                   

* includes wins and losses against Bellingham Boosters 

(August 15)  Veteran chucker Don Weaver continued his comeback after a prolonged absence with a sore arm when he took a complete game mound decision in hurling his United Distillery mates to a 7 to 4 victory over the Bellingham Boosters. A four-run seventh inning clinched the triumph for the U.D.L. gang. The Boosters out hit the Distillers 11 to 10 in the interesting contest. Catcher Stan Bray of the Tulip Towners led all swatters with three bingles, including a two-bagger. Norm Trasolini tripled and singled for the Whiskey Makers while teammate Tommy James slugged a home run.

Mather (L), Bishop (7) and S. Bray
Weaver (W) and Henry

(August 16)  Southpaw George Boston, known to be the hard luck kid in the Senior City circuit, overcame the jinx that has been tagging along lately when he hurled Arnold & Quigley to an 8 to 7 win over the Athletics. Working in a relief role, he toiled 6 2/3 innings on the hill during the free-swinging set-to. Both the A’s and A & Q piled up 14 hits apiece with Charlie Miron and Ray O’Dell chalking up home runs for the winners. O’Dell added three singles to his output, finishing with four base hits. Teammate Hal Haughland as well as Dario Lodigiani and Pat Thomas of the Athletics all had three singles.

Lewis, Boston (W) (3) and McCarthy
Isekite (L) and Padovan

(August 19)  The Athletics dealt a extra-inning punch to the faltering U.D.L. squad when they took a 13-inning epic from the Distillers 3 to 2. Frank Hall’s crashing single that bounced off the mid-garden rampart drove Ralph Stong home with the deciding tally in the fourth session of overtime. Hal Straight went the distance for the A’s, whiffing ten, in annexing the victory. Both teams collected ten hits with Stong leading the way with a home run, double and single. Another fly-chaser from the A’s, Jack Cole, picked up a trio of one-baggers. Losing chucker Don Weaver, who entered the game in the second frame, fanned eleven in his 12 innings of mound work. 

Shay, Weaver (L) (2) and Henry
Straight (W) and Padovan

(August 20)  A balk committed by Arnold & Quigley moundsman Earl Lewis allowed baserunner Harry White to trot home from the hot corner sack with the winning marker as Home Gas nipped the Clothiers 4 to 3 in ten innings. The win for the Gasmen clinched first place for them and a bye in the playoffs. Ernie Kershaw earned the extra-inning win by firing a six-hitter. White had a pair of doubles for the winners while teammate Hal Weinker picked up a two-bagger and a single. Ray O’Dell of the Quigs also had a two-ply swat and a one-bagger.

Lewis (L) and McCarthy
Kershaw (W) and Dudgeon 

(August 21)  The Athletics gracefully accepted a win from the listless Home Gas nine as the league-leaders, who have already won the loop race and are comfortably awaiting the playoffs, dropped a 3 to 1 verdict to the A’s. In a generous fourth inning, it appeared as if the Homes gang was enjoying too much prosperity and saw little value in another win. They threw the horsehide around sloppily and allowed the A’s to cash in three runs, good enough for the win. Marcel Serventi, the winning chucker, gave up five hits but was repeatedly in trouble because of wildness and was fortunate that his teammates gave him tremendous defensive support. One player from each team, Hal Weinker of the Gasmen and the A’s Dario Lodigiani, was able to collect two hits. 

Richardson (L) and Dudgeon
Serventi (W) and Padovan

(August 22)  A potpourri of swinging fists thrown by the Hall bothers, Coley and Frank, of the Athletics and Boyd Staggs of Arnold & Quigley led to ejections for all as the A’s hammered the Clothiers 16 to 3 in a possible playoff preview. The rout for the A’s began in the fourth frame when they pasted loser Larry Holden for five runs. Ralph Stong, Dario Lodigiani and Andy Padovan all collected three hits for the winners. Lodigiani’s total included a home run and triple while Padovan’s sum contained a two-ply swat.

Isekite (W) and Padovan 
L. Holden (L), Lee (4) and Staggs, McCarthy 

(August 23)  The United Distillers Limited team of baseballers was mathematically eliminated from any chance of securing a playoff berth when they absorbed a heartbreaking 3 to 1 defeat at the hands of Arnold & Quigley. Lorne Campbell got credit for a very questionable hit which plated the winning and insurance runs for the Quigs in the top of the ninth frame. His very catchable short fly ball was allowed to fall in safely when outfielder Sandy Henderson and second baseman Tommy James of the Distillers did their best “Alphonse and Gaston” imitation with a “I’ve got it...no, you take it” routine. The Clothiers had a 6 to 5 advantage in base hits with Hal Lee and Campbell securing two apiece.

Boston (W) and McCarthy
Shay (L) and Henry

(August 24)  Playing out the string, Home Gas took a 5 to 4 win over the U.D.L. squad in the last league game, the result of which had no bearing on the final standings.The Gasmen, out hit 10 to 7, trailed for most of the contest and only by posting a three-spot in their half of the final stanza were they able to salvage the victory. Don Stewart’s triple drove in the tying marker and he plated the eventual winner when second baseman Tommy James of the Distillers bobbled Billy Adshead’s infield ground ball. Hal Weinker doubled on two occasions for the Gasmen while Arne Miller led the Booze Fermenters at the dish with a triad of base knocks, including a double.

Musgrave (W) and Dudgeon
Weaver (L) and Henry

Final standings *      W    L    Pct.            
Home Gas              26   21   .553
Athletics             24   23   .511
Arnold & Quigley      22   26   .458
United Distillers     21   29   .420

* includes wins and losses against Bellingham Boosters 


Playoffs
Semi-finals (best-of-five) 
Athletics vs Arnold & Quigley

(August 26)  The Athletics drew first blood in the all-important first game of their semi-final series with Arnold & Quigley, taking a 3 to 1 thirteen-inning decision from the Quigs. Ralph Stong sent the game into extra innings when he jacked a home run over the right field wall in the top of the ninth, deadlocking the score at 1 – 1. Stong also plated the tie-breaker in the fourth round of overtime when he raced home from third base on infielder Percy Pamphlett’s perfectly-placed squeeze bunt which also moved Marcel Serventi from first to second. Winning tosser “Lefty” Isekite later hit a double which scored Serventi with an insurance run. Stong had a pair of hits for the A’s while Hal Lee and starting flinger Earl Lewis of the Clothiers also picked up a brace of safeties with a two-ply clout included in Lewis’ total.

Isekite (W) and Padovan
Lewis, Boston (L) (12) and Staggs

(August 28)  The defending champion Arnold & Quigley aggregation find themselves behind the eight-ball after losing their second straight semi-final contest, a narrow 2 to 1 loss to the Athletics. Ralph Stong’s second home run of the series, a solo shot, staked the A’s to a second-inning 1 to 0 lead. The Quigs tallied their only run in the fourth on walks to Hal Haughland and Earl Lewis followed by a timely Texas leaguer into short leftfield by Joe McCarthy. Lanky Jack Cole pounded in the deciding run in the sixth canto, lacing a two-ply clout into right field which scored Frank Hall. Both infields played brilliantly in an errorless game. Winning tosser Hal Haughland was touched for just five safeties.

Boston (L) and McCarthy
Straight (W) and Padovan

(August 28)  At Bellingham, the Boosters crushed Home Gas 11-2 in the first game of a five-game intercity series. Eddie Percival limited the visitors to four hits, one of them a fourth inning home run by Harry White. The winners managed just six hits, but capitalized on ten walks and five Vancouver errors. Bliss and Bray belted homers for Bellingham.

Musgrave (L), Muscutt and Dudgeon
Percival (W) an Bray

(August 30)  With pitcher Earl Lewis shutting the Athletics down on six scattered hits, the slugging Arnold & Quigley nine finally showed some offensive strength as they hammered the A’s 7 to 0 in game three of the series. Circuit-smashes by Charlie Miron and Ray O’Dell accounted for four of the A & Q counters. Miron and Hal Lee were the prominent stickers for the Clothiers, each banging out three safeties with a three-bagger part of Lee’s accumulation.

Serventi (L), Straight (7) and Padovan
Lewis (W) and McCarthy

(August 31)  The rampaging Athletics wrapped up the semi-finals by disposing of Arnold & Quigley 5 to 4 at Athletic Park. Husky second baseman Dario Lodigiani of the A’s was the big noise in the elimination of the Clothiers, contributing a home run and a ninth-inning double that won the game.

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


Finals (best-of-seven)  
Athletics vs Home Gas

(September 2)  Home Gas, league-leaders throughout the regular season, grabbed the opening game of the Senior City League finals 6 to 3 over the Athletics in a sixteen-inning marathon. Bill Richardson tossed all 16 frames of the protracted struggle for Homes, striking out 17 along the way. Going into the seventh overtime frame still knotted at 3 – 3, losing heaver Hal Straight, who took over mound chores for the A’s in the ninth, suddenly began to weaken. H. White singled, Bruce Thirsk beat out a bunt and Ross Edy walked to fill the bases with none out. White scored on a wild pitch and Hal Weinker singled to drive in the other two runs for Homes. Billy Adshead and Weinker both had three hits for the victors with one of Adshead’s blows going for two bases.

Richardson (W) and Dudgeon
Serventi, Straight (L) (9) and Padovan

(September 4)  Scoring twice in the initial canto on Athletics’ catcher Andy Padovan’s bobble at home plate on an outfield peg and his wild throw over third base immediately thereafter, Home Gas recorded their second straight win, a 2 to 0 verdict, over the A’s in the Senior City finals. A sliding Don Stewart was credited with the first run for the Gasmen while shortstop H. White rounded third and plated the second counter on Padovan’s overthrow. These were the only tallies in the entire nine innings of play as losing tosser Floyd Isekite allowed only two bingles for the remainder of the contest while winning heaver Don Gray dished out seven well-scattered base raps. Hot corner custodian Pat Thomas of the A’s was the leading swinger in the contest, slapping out three singles.    

Isekite (L) and Padovan
Gray (W) and Dudgeon

(September 6)  After two straight defeats in the Senior City League finals, the Athletics find themselves back in contention, scoring a 7 to 5 victory over Home Gas in the third game of the series. Slim Marcel Serventi handled the heaving chores for the Athletics and, although touched for nine hits and seemingly a trifle arm sore, managed to endure and gain the verdict. A five-run outburst in the second frame ignited the A’s to triumph. Jimmy Watters, Dario Lodigiani and Frank Hall each picked off three hits for the victors. Watters’ bundle of bingles included a home run while Lodigiani counted a double amongst his total.

Musgrave (L), Muscutt (2) and Dudgeon
Serventi (W) and Padovan

(September 7)  A fly-ball lost in the lights by Hal Straight, playing out of position in the outer pasture, allowed the winning run to score in a ten-inning 6 to 5 win by Home Gas over the Athletics. Pulled from the mound in the overtime stanza after allowing the tying counter to score and leaving reliever Floyd “Lefty” Isekite with a pair of inherited runners, Straight was sent to the outfield and, after an out was recorded, the calamity occurred. The A’s had taken the lead in the top of the tenth on Jimmy Watters second home run of the tussle but Ross Edy’s double in the last half of the stanza had knotted the count once more, setting the stage for the pitching change and the fickle finger of fate. Outfielder Haffner had three hits for the winners.

Straight (L), Isekite (10) and Padovan
Lewis (W) and Dudgeon

(September 9)  Before close to 5,000 fans, Home Gas handed the Athletics a 4 to 1 defeat to capture the 1935 championship of the Senior City Baseball League. Triumphant moundsman Dave Gray had the A’s well in check at all times, surrendering seven hits and walking nary a single batter. Homes led from the get-go, tallying a pair in their initial turn at bat on RBI singles by Harry White and Bruce Thirsk. Hal Weinker’s fourth-inning solo circuit-jack then made it 3 to 0. The winners fired their parting shot in the ninth when Ross Edy, who had singled to begin the frame, touched home on Athletics’ catcher Andy Padovan’s wild peg to first on Gray’s dribbler in front of the plate. Two hits, the first by Dario Lodigiani and the second by Ralph Stong, paved the way for the A’s lone counter in the bottom of the ninth. A further series against Bremerton WA for the Pacific Northwest title is tentatively scheduled.

Gray (W) and Dudgeon
Isekite (L) and Padovan


Pacific Northwest challenge series (best-of-three) 
Bremerton WA vs Vancouver Home Gas

(September 17)  Bremerton WA drew first blood in the Pacific Northwest challenge series when they edged Home Gas of Vancouver 5 to 4 in 13 innings. Stocky Bremerton outfielder Hornig hit the payoff single that drove in the winning counter. First baseman Jacobson poled four singles for the winners, a feat replicated by Ross Edy of the Gasmen. Outfielder Preston drilled a home run for the victors.

F. Penso (W) and Snyder
Richardson, Gray (7), Muscutt (L) (9) and Dudgeon

(September 18)  The Navy men from Bremerton WA, a Seattle suburb, shut the door in the faces of the Home Gas nine, blanking the Vancouverites 5 to 0 in the second and final tussle of their series. Preston had a two-run homer for the winners, his second round-tripper of the series. Schildt got the shutout with a six-hitter,

Schildt (W) and Snyder
Musgrave (L), Lewis and Dudgeon

(September 25)   Seattle Indians routed Vancouver Homes 7-2 and 7-0 in an exhibition double-header at Vancouver. Frank Ruether and Lucas combined on a six-hitter for the shutout.

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

Ruether, Lucas and Bottarini
Gray (L), Weaver and Padovan


Vancouver City finals (best-of-seven) 
IOCO (Terminal League) vs Home Gas (Vancouver Senior City League)

(September 19)  Connecting with Reg Jowett’s left-handed slants for 14 base blows, including a homer and two doubles, Home Gas romped to an easy 8 to 4 victory over the IOCO imperials at Con Jones Park in the opener of the Van-City overall senior baseball championships. The Oilers also did well with the lumber, stroking 11 hits off winner Dave Gray. Catcher Dudgeon had four hits for the winners while teammate Hal Weinker homered. First sacker McNaughton doubled and tripled for the Imperials.

Gray (W) and Dudgeon, Ingram
Jowett (L) and A. Telosky

(September 20)  Home Gas trounced the IOCO Imperials 11 to 4 at Athletic Park to take a two-game lead in the Vancouver senior baseball finals. Homes racked up 13 base knocks with Billy Adshead, Bruce Thirsk and Hal Weinker accounting for three apiece. One of Thirsk’s blasts was a four-bagger. Outfielder Eddie Davies of the Oilers also smashed a circuit-clout.

Horne (L) and A. Telosky
Richardson (W) and Padovan

(September 21)  Holding off a late IOCO rally through the excellent relief twirling of Dave Gray, the Home Gas diamond pastimers took a 5 to 4 decision from the IOCO Imperials to grab a three game lead in the Van-City senior baseball showdown. The Gasmen came out of the gate with fire in their eyes and put a four-spot on the board in the initial canto with Ross Edy’s three-run homer being the big blow of the uprising. Leading all the way, they added a fifth tally in the eighth before the Imperials came to life in the bottom of the same frame to make things close before Gray doused the fire. Harry White and Bruce Thirsk of the winners as well as “Scotty” Knox of the Oilers each collected two safeties.

Muscutt, Musgrave (W) (2), Gray (8) and Dudgeon
Condon (L) and Spicer

(September 22)  Home Gas completed a four-game sweep for the senior baseball title of the Lower Mainland by edging IOCO 3 to 2. The Oilmen, who had a 9 to 6 edge in base hits, were unfortunate to lose. Holding a 2 to 1 lead heading into the bottom half of the seventh panel, the Imperials came apart at the seams, allowing the Gasmen to tie the game without knocking the ball out of the infield. Then, after losing chucker Reg Jowett had fanned Ross Edy for the apparent third out, catcher Ralph Spicer failed to hold on to the horsehide as it bounced to the grandstand while the winning counter crossed the plate.

Jowett (L) and Spicer
Richardson (W) and Dudgeon


TERMINAL LEAGUE

The loop remained at five teams for the 1935 campaign with a team sponsored by the Brunswick Club replacing the B & W Oil aggregation of the previous season. In a move similar to that of their baseball brethren in the Senior City circuit, the Terminal Leaguers of 1935 incorporated games against a team from Bellingham WA, the Tulips, also occasionally referred to as Bellingham Furniture, into their schedule and counted the results of these intermittent contests in the league standings.

(April 26)  With 7,500 people saluting the Terminal League opener, the Asahis played the old army game as they crouched, fussed and waited for walks, the result being that they were the recipients of 11 free passes and 13 scratch hits, more than sufficient for the 7 to 1 victory over the defending champion IOCO Imperials. Nag Nishihara got the complete game win with a four-hitter. Two of the blows he surrendered were doubles by George Telosky. Every starter in the Nippons lineup, with the exception of second baseman George Shisido, had at least one hit with outfielders “Mousie” Masuda and Abie Korenaga leading the pack with a trio apiece.

Nishihara (W) and Yasui
Jowett (L), F. Condon (7) and P. Telosky

(April 30)  The IOCO Imperials dropped their second straight at Con Jones Park when the hustling Shores’ Jewelers nine manufactured a run in the last half of the ninth canto to pull out a 3 to 2 victory. Both starting chuckers, winner Joe Lowry of the Diamond Merchants and Freddy Condon of the Oilers, went the route and were touched for six safeties. Shore’s plated the winner in the ninth when Jimmy Biggan, who had walked and been sacrificed to second base, moved to third as “Casey” Jones beat out a slow roller. Then, on a fielder’s choice, Biggan romped home with the deciding run. Catcher “Red McLachlan of the Gem Dealers and Imperials’ outfielder McNaughton both stroked a brace of singles.

F. Condon (L) and P. Telosky
Lowry (W) and McLachlan

(May 1)  Lowney’s waited for the fifth round to explode the fireworks which carried them to a 6 to 2 victory over the Brunswicks in a Terminal League conflict at Con Jones Park. The Chocolate Bar pastimers played brilliantly behind the clever pitching of George Sikora who had his speed ball working to perfection. Johnny Keith turned in a neat performance at second base for the winners, his one-handed stab of Brunswick outfielder Tommy Faulkner’s drive being the best play of the game. Keith was also the only player in the contest to register two base knocks.

Townsend (L), R. Holden (5) and Pitt
Sikora (W) and Muir

(May 2)  Shores’ and the Asahis engaged in an old-time slugging match at Con Jones Park in which the Jewellers emerged as 11 to 10 winners. The victory for the Diamond Merchants was their third Terminal loop triumph in a row and shoved them out in front of Lowney’s for the leadership. Both teams stung the pill for 13 base blows in the free-hitting event. The Gem Dealers banged three Nippon hurlers hard and took advantage of misplays to score 11 runs in the first five frames, But that ended their scoring and the Asahis started to fight back and all but pulled even before Shore’s outfielder “Casey” Jones made a thrilling running catch of Frank Shiraishi’s line drive to double up Ty Suga, who had raced for home with the potential tying run, and end the battle. Mike Maruno had three hits for the Asahis as did Fred Tinling, “Scotty” Lister and Ivor Saundry for the Jewelers.

Arthur (W), Yehle (5) and McLachlan, Saundry
Maikawa (L), K. Suga (2), Hayashi (4) and Yasui 

(May 3)  The IOCO Imperials poked their defending champion noses into the win column in the Terminal Baseball League by handing Lowney’s Chocolate their first defeat of the season, a 5 to 3 setback. Sailing along behind the four-hit pitching of Barney Horne, the Esso Gang clouted veteran chucker “Babe” Esplen for eleven bingles, five of them in the opening session when they plated three counters. Keystone sacker Al Scott led the Refinery Towners at the dish with a three-hit performance. Teammates Frank Tucker and Eddie Davies contributed two safeties apiece.

Esplen (L) and Richardson
Horne (W) and Spicer

(May 4)  Two Asahi hurlers proved ineffective in stemming a 12-hit attack by the Brunswicks in a game in which the Clubbers prevailed 8 to 1. Scoring in four of their first five turns at bat, the rejuvenated winners were superior to the Nippons in all aspects of this contest. Roy Holden breezed to the mound victory on a four-hitter. Dean Freshfield, Fred Pitt, Ross Morrow, Pete Mauro and George Downie all collected a brace of base raps for the victors.

Tanaka (L), Noda (3) and Yasui
Holden (W) and Pitt

(May 6)  Shores’ Jewelers suffered their first setback of the campaign, dropping a 10 to 9 verdict to the defending champion IOCO Imperials. The Diamond Merchants started strongly, coming out of the gate with a five-spot in their first turn at bat. The Oilmen scratched their way back and took the lead in the sixth only to lose it again in both the seventh and eighth cantos before finally scoring a pair to win it in their half of the eighth on Al Scott’s two-run single. Leading hitters in the fracas were Scott and “Scotty” Knox of the Imperials as well as Shore’s Fred Tinling who each picked up three safeties.

Scott, Lowry (L) (6) and McLachlan
F. Condon (W) and Spicer

(May 7)  Reversing their recent losing streak, the Asahis clubbed their way to a 7 to 0 blanking of Lowney’s. The Nippons gave winning tosser Ty Suga perfect support while the southpaw hurler held the Chocolatemen to just three hits. Frank Shiraishi and “Mousie” Masuda carried dynamite in their bats, the latter pounding out a double and two sharp singles while the former lit up loser George Sikora for a home run and two-bagger.

T. Suga (W) and Yasui
Sikora (L) and Muir

(May 8)  IOCO spotted the Brunswicks three runs in the first frame, then came back to hammer out an easy 11 to 4 victory. The Oilers pummeled losing heaver “Buddy” Townsend for 16 bingles, including a homer by Eddie Davies, a triple by George Moser and a two-bagger by Pete Telosky. Davies had four safeties altogether while “Scotty” Knox and Ralph Spicer connected for three blows.

Jowett (W) and Spicer
Townsend (L) and Pitt

(May 9)  A seventh-inning triple by Clare Menzies broke a 3 – 3 tie and sent two runners scampering across the plate, markers which stood up for a 5 to 3 victory by Lowney’s Chocolate over Shores’ Jewelers. The veteran “Babe” Esplen of the Candymen and Fred Yehle, on the mound for Shores’, both went the route with each yielding ten base raps. Menzies also drove in the third tally for Lowney’s with a two-out single in the fifth frame. Matching his hit production during the contest was teammate Bill Mazelow who also belted a triple and one-bagger. Four players, Shore’s outfielder “Sandy” Henderson as well as Jimmy Biggan, “Casey” Jones and Yehle, each smacked the apple for a double and single.

Esplen (W) and Muir
Yehle (L) and McLachlan

(May 10)  The Brunswicks looked more like league-leaders than tail-enders when they smothered Shores’ Jewelers under an avalanche of blows to run away with a 15 to 1 blowout. George “Lefty” O’Leary kept eight hits well scattered in earning the mound triumph. Five big runs for the Clubbers in the fourth inning was the turning point in the encounter. Dean Freshfield and Don Moore both picked up three hits for the winners with a two-bagger being part of Freshfield’s output.

O’Leary (W) and Pitt
Lowry (L), Scott (7) and McLachlan, Saundry

(May 11)  Eddie Davies, defending Terminal League batting champion, propelled the horsehide into the middle-garden stands at Con Jones Park with the bases loaded to lead the IOCO Imperials to a 7 to 5 victory over the Asahis. Losing flinger Nag Nishihara served up the two-out, grand-salami tater in the third frame which put the Nippons behind the eight-ball, a position from which they were never able to recover. The Asahis had one of their better-hitting performances, gathering ten safeties in all from the slants of winning tosser Barney Horne. They made the finish close by filling the bases with one down in the ninth but a force out at the plate and a fly-out ended the threat. Davies had a single to go along with his round-tripper. Others with two hits were George Moser of the winners along with Roy Yamamura and “Mousie” Masuda of the Nippons.

Horne (W) and Spicer
Nishihara (L) and Yasui

(May 12)  Opening the inter-city series with Terminal League teams, Bellingham squeezed through with a 3 to 2 walkoff victory over Shores’ Jewelers of Vancouver. A single by outfielder Cecil Clifton, his third hit of the scuffle, drove in baserunner Decker from second base in the bottom of the ninth to end the contest. Starting catcher “Red” McLachlan of the Jewellers was hit in the right arm while batting in the opening frame, sustaining a broken bone. Duplicating Clifton’s three-hit performance were teammate Swanson as well as shortstop Tommy Kennedy of the Diamond Dealers.

Yehle (L) and McLachlan, Tinling (1)
Brown (W) and Meyers

(May 13)  After muffing a routine catch in the outer garden which allowed Lowney’s to plate a pair of unearned runs in the top of the eighth canto, tying the game at 4 - 4, Ross Morrow, speedy fly-chaser of the Brunswicks, redeemed himself in the bottom of the same stanza by drawing a walk, stealing the keystone sack, moving to the hot corner on a short passed ball and scoring the deciding tally on Bill Kay’s single for a 5 to 4 victory. Roy Holden fanned eight in taking the seven-hit knoll triumph. Outfielder “Sandy” Henderson of the Chocolate Soldiers collected three of those seven bingles, two doubles and a single. Kay, playing in his first game in two seasons after breaking an ankle, had another one-bagger earlier in the clash. 

Proudlove (L) and Richardson
Holden (W) and Pitt

(May 14)  The seventh frame proved to be the lucky one for playing-manager Reg Yasui and his Asahis at Con Jones Park. The Nippons bunched five hits in that stanza, scoring three times en route to a 7 to 4 Terminal League win over Shores’ Jewelers. The trio of counters stood up as the final differential in the contest. Swatting three safeties apiece for the Asahis were Yasui and Roy Yamamura with a double being included in Yamamura’s sum of bingles. Winning chucker Mickey Maikawa went the distance for the Asahis, teasing the Jewellers with soft floaters, most of which were popped up. Skipper Nick Craig paced the Gem Merchants at the dish, belting a triple and single. Casey Jones and Jimmy Biggan also had a brace of whacks with one of Jones’ blasts smacked for a double.

Maikawa (W) and Yasui
Clarke (L) and Tinling

(May 15)  With Freddy Condon spinning a six-hitter while whiffing eight, the IOCO Imperials dumped Lowney’s 5 to 2 at Con Jones Park. After three scoreless innings, the Oilers broke through for a pair of counters in the top of the fourth and led throughout. First baseman McNaughton doubled and singled for the winners while sidekick Pete Telosky smashed a two-run homer.

F. Condon (W) and P. Telosky
Sikora (L) and Muir

(May 18)  The touring Tokyo Giants continued their winning ways when they duked it out with their Asahi brethren and came away with an 8 to 3 verdict. The game was much closer than the score would indicate with the Vancouverites putting on a much flashier exhibition of fielding than the Giants. Roy Yamamura was the most brilliant performer on the diamond, cutting off many likely-looking hits with sensational stops and throws and also picking off three solid blows. It was on the mound where the visitors excelled. Victorious heaver Kenichi Aoshiba, with blazing speed and nearly pinpoint control, was hard to connect with when ducks were on the pond. 

Aoshiba (W) and Uchibori
T. Suga (L) and Yasui

(May 21)  After making a clean sweep against Vancouver Senior City League teams plus taking the opener with the Asahis of the Terminal League, the professional Tokyo Giants finally tasted defeat in the lower mainland when the Terminal League All-Stars handed them a 6 to 1 setback. Veteran “Babe” Esplen quieted the bats of the hard-hitting Giants with a four-hitter. The Stars lit into loser Victor Starffin for 11 base knocks with outfielder Eddie Davies’ three-run four-bagger being the most telling blow. Third baseman “Scotty” Knox had a triad of bingles for the Selects.

Starrfin (L) and Nakayama
Esplen (W) and Tinling

(May 23)  Piqued by their loss to the Terminal League All-Stars two days previous, the Japanese professionals wreaked havoc Thursday night scoring six runs off starter Fred Yehle and adding three more off George Sikora. They hardly needed their star pitcher Eiji Sawamura, who breezed through the all-stars batting order giving up only two runs. It was Sawamura's only start in the five-game set. 

Sawayama (W) and xxx 
Yehle (L), Sikora and xxx

(May 24)  Closing out their tour of the lower mainland, the Tokyo Giants swept a holiday double-bill from Terminal League opposition, taking a clean-cut 9 to 1 victory over the Asahis and winding up the day with a 13 to 3 trimming of the IOCO Imperials. Superior pitching and smart fielding gave the Giants the edge.

(May 25)  Led by a pair of 17-year old high-schoolers, the Asahis picked off an impressive 9 to 1 victory over the Lowney’s Chocolate gang at Con Jones Park. Kaz Suga, pitching his first full game, and Mike Maruno, playing shortstop, were prominent in the victory by the Nippons. Suga held the Candymen to four scattered hits throughout the nine rounds of elbowing. Young Maruno gave a glittering display of fielding in knocking down hard-hit drives and making circus throws to first base. “Babe” Esplen, the veteran who beat the Tokyo Giants, couldn’t repeat against the Asahis who shelled him for seven hits and five runs before he was given the hook after 3 2/3 innings on the hill. Frank Shiraishi had three hits for the winners while Suga and Roy Yamamura picked up a pair of safeties each. Maruno blasted out a three-bagger early in the game which started his team on the road to victory.

Esplen (L), J. Condon (4) and Muir
K. Suga (W) and Yasui

(May 27)  Although out hit by a 12 to 8 margin, Lowney’s hammered out a 10 to 9 victory over Shores’ in a battle which wasn’t decided until the final out. The defeat for the Jewelers plummeted them into the cellar of the Terminal league. Some loose pitching, timely swatting combined with the occasional error, all combined to put ducks on the pond as runs came thick and fast in this high-scoring affair. Ivor Saundry and Murray West collected six of the twelve blows for the Gem Dealers while Johnny Keith, Art Morse and Jimmy Condon, each with a brace of safeties, did some timely hitting for the Chocolatemen. 

Yehle (L) and Tinling
Menzies (W) and Muir

(May 28)  IOCO and the Asahis, the teams which fought it out for the title last year are again setting the pace in the current Terminal League campaign. The Asahis moved into second place behind the Imperials when they bumped the Brunswicks 6 to 2 with a neat exhibition of bunting and fast fielding behind the solid pitching of young Ken Noda. A three-run third frame by the Nippons spelled the difference in this contest. Outfielders Abie Korenaga of the Asahis and the Clubbers’ Gus Girard both smacked the apple for three safeties.

Ray (L), O’Leary (3) and Pitt
Noda (W) and Yasui

(May 29)  Three Telosky brothers played a prominent role in the 7 to 4 victory of the IOCO baseballers over Lowney’s at Con Jones Park. Catcher Pete Telosky slammed out two singles and a double, first baseman George Telosky pounded the ball for two doubles and young Sam Telosky connected for a one-bagger. Winning chucker Freddy Condon fanned 11 while taming the Chocolatemen on six bingles, three of which were dished out by outfielder Lee Morley.

Esplen (L) and Muir
F. Condon (W) and P. Telosky

(May 30)  Staging a batting assault on pitcher Nag Nishihara in the tenth frame, Shores’ Jewelers plated five runs and took a hard-fought Terminal League conflict from the Asahis 9 to 4 at Con Jones Park. Jimmy Biggan, who drove across four of the Shores’ runs with his bat, also saved the game for the Diamond Merchants in the eighth with a spectacular leaping catch of Ty Suga’s blast in the leftfield alley. Playing-manager Nick Craig and infielder Ivor Saundry both had a triad of knocks for the victors with a three-bagger included in Craig’s total.

Davis (W) and Tinling
Nishihara (L) and Yasui

(May 31)  With Reg Jowett pitching four-hit baseball, the IOCO Imperials triumphed 8 to 1 over the Brunswicks. Given flawless defensive support, Jowett fanned three while walking two. The game was featured by the appearance of the four Telosky brothers in the IOCO lineup. The Oilers belted 12 hits off loser “Buddy” Townsend before he was given the hook in the ninth. “Scotty” Knox paced the winners with the bludgeon, lacing a trio of one-baggers. Eddie Davies came through with a pair of doubles while George Moser, Al Scott and George Telosky all contributed two singles.

Jowett (W) and A. Telosky
Townsend (L), Patton (9) and Pitt

(June 1)  Playing errorless ball behind the three-hit pitching of George Sikora enabled Lowney’s to romp off with an 8 to 1 conquest of Bellingham at Con Jones Park. Art Morse did the heavy slugging for the Chocolatemen, ringing out a triple and three singles. Jimmy Condon blasted a solo homer while Sikora laced two sharp singles.

Brown (L) and Meyers
Sikora (W) and Muir

(June 2)  Playing in the Refinery Town, the Asahis took a tense 12-inning struggle from the IOCO Imperials by a 9 to 5 count. Before a large home crowd, IOCO out hit the Nippons by a 15 to 9 margin but the speedy Asahis made their hits count and used the squeeze play to good advantage when they tallied four markers in the third session of overtime to cop the victory. Three times during the contest, in which stellar fielding plays were featured, the Imperials came from behind to tie the score but, not at any time, did they manage to get in front. “Mousie” Masuda was tops for the winners offensively, smacking a triple and a pair of singles. George Telosky stroked four singles for the Oilmen in a losing cause. 

T. Suga (W) and Yasui
Horne (L) and P. Telosky

(June 3)  Frank Ray was a little slow to gain control when he opened the pitching for the Brunswicks against Shores’ in a Terminal League contest at Con Jones Park. He walked two batters in the first frame and hit one in the second. All three runners then plated counters which proved sufficient for the Jewelers to beat the Clubbers 3 to 1. Young Bill Clarke went the hillock route for the victors, keeping seven bingles well scattered. Both teams were very much on their toes defensively and four sparkling double plays cut-off likely-looking rallies. Outfielder Ivor Saundry tripled and singled for the Gem Merchants while catcher Fred Pitt led the Brunswicks with the lumber, slapping out a brace of one-baggers.

Ray (L) and Pitt
Clarke (W) and Tinling

(June 4)  Two were out in the fifth frame and the IOCO Imperials were leading 1 to 0 when Lowney’s suddenly exploded for eight consecutive hits, scored seven times and broke up what looked like a real pitchers’ battle en route to a 10 to 3 shellacking of the Refinery Towners. Johnny Keith tossed a four-hitter in going the distance for the hurling triumph. Included in the 16-hit barrage compiled by the Chocolatemen were home runs by outfielders Henderson and Jim Davis, a triple and two singles by Jimmy Condon plus a double and one-bagger off the bat of second sacker Lee Morley.

Jowett (L), F. Condon (5), Horne (6) and A. Telosky
Keith (W) and Rusler

(June 5)  Rookie twirler Bobby Montador of the Brunswicks rudely slammed the door in the faces of the Asahis, blanking the Nippons 10 to 0 on a seven-hitter. Dean Freshfield of the Clubbers was the batting star of the night, smashing a grand-slam round-tripper in the third inning to go along with a double and two singles. 

Maikawa (L), Nishihara (3) and Yasui
Montador (W) and Pitt

(June 6)  Shores’ won their third in a row by downing the IOCO Imperials 8 to 3 at Con Jones Park. The Jewelers jumped into an early lead and were never headed. The Shores’ quartet of “Scotty” Lister, Ivor Saundry, Fred Tinling and playing-manager Nick Craig each slammed the horsehide for a pair of hits. Ralph Spicer picked off three sharp singles for the Oilmen.

Jowett (L), F. Condon (7) and Spicer
Yehle (W) and Tinling

(June 7)  Lowney’s took an interesting pitcher’s battle from the Brunswicks 4 to 1 in a Terminal League tussle at Con Jones Park. Trailing 1 to 0 after six frames, the Chocolatemen scored two runs off losing flinger Bobby Montador in the seventh, breaking the rookie’s string of 15 scoreless innings to begin his career in the circuit, without the semblance of a hit and added two more in the eighth when the Clubbers weakened. The veteran “Babe” Esplen was  in pretty good form and could have had a shutout except for a balk call against him in the fourth with a runner at third. Both Esplen and Montador wound up yielding six hits. Brunswicks’ playing-manager Bill Tuson was the only player from either team to notch two hits.

Montador (L) and Pitt
Esplen (W) and Rusler

(June 10)  Scoring nine counters in a wild and weird second frame, punctuated with five hits, five walks, a hit batter and a couple of errors, the IOCO Imperials downed the Brunswicks 14 to 4. Barney Horne went the route on the Hill for the Oilmen to get knoll decision. George Telosky and “Scotty” Knox both picked up a trio of base whacks for the Refinery Towners with a triple and double included in Telosky’s barrage.

Gregg (L). Montador (2), Patton (2), Ray (6) and Pitt
Horne (W) and Spicer

(June 11)  The Asahis collected only four hits off the pitching of Lowney’s hurler Johnny Keith but they proved enough to give the Nippons a 3 to 1 victory over the Candymen. Two of the bingles came after Keith’s generosity in handing out walks and both contributed to the pair of runs scored by the Asahis. Young Ken Noda, on the hill for the Japanese baseballers, limited the Chocolate Soldiers to seven safeties. Sparkling fielding by both sides, including three double plays, cut off likely hits. Joe Fukui’s long double drove in the first counter for the Nippons in the second inning. Lowney’s squared it up in the fourth on Jimmy Condon’s RBI single. The winning tally resulted from an overthrow to second base in the sixth panel. Frank Shiraishi of the Nippons and Lowney’s second sacker Lee Morley both singled twice.

Keith (L) and Rusler
Noda (W) and Yasui

(June 12)  The race for top position in the Terminal Baseball League standings got a little tighter following a Shore’s 9 to 3 domination of the top-dog IOCO Imperials. The Jewellers got to Freddy Condon and his left handed curves for 12 bingles, including an inside-the-park homer by Hughie Wickett. Condon and Ivor Saundry of the Diamond Merchants both laced three singles.

Clarke (W), Yehle (9) and Tinling
F. Condon (L) and A. Telosky

Standings *               W      L      Pct.
IOCO Imperials            9      6     .600
Asahis                    7      6     .538
Shores’ Jewelers          7      6     .538
Lowney’s Chocolate        7      8     .467  
Brunswicks                4      9     .308

* includes wins and losses against Bellingham

(June 13)  Playing flawlessly afield and receiving sharp pitching from rookie Bobby Montador, the Brunswicks took the measure of the speedy Asahis 5 to 2 at Con Jones Park. Montador tossed a five-hitter in going the route. Nippon heaver Ty Suga had one bad inning on the hill which proved to be his undoing. His support wobbled and four runs were scored against him in the second inning. Dean Freshfield led the Clubbers at the dish, slapping out three one-baggers. Teammates Gus Girard and Ross Morrow as well as Roy Yamamura of the vanquished nine each has a pair of safeties.

Montador (W) and Pitt
T. Suga (L) and Yasui

(June 15)  In spite of valiant last-ditch rallies in the eighth and ninth frames, the Brunswicks fell short in their quest to catch the Bellingham baseballers and were beaten by the Washingtonians 10 to 7 in inter-league action at Con Jones Park. The Tulip Towners had a 7 to 1 lead after two innings of play and, from there, it was an uphill battle for the Clubbers. Outfielder J. Decker starred for Bellingham with the hickory, clouting a home run, triple and single. Ross Morrow slammed a triple and three singles for the vanquished nine.

Mather (W), Masterson (9) and Meyers
Ray (L), Menzies (2), Gregg (2) and Pitt

(June 17)  Coming through with some heavy artillery in the closing rounds, Shores’ Jewelers administered an 11 to 2 thrashing to the Asahis at Con Jones Park. The win for Shores’ puts them on even terms with IOCO for the leadership of the Terminal League. For the first 5 1/2 innings, only a one-run differential separated the teams but, in their last three turns at bat, the Diamond Merchants put the game on ice. Murray West and “Scotty” Lister both poked a triad of base whacks for the Gem Dealers while sidekicks Ivor Saundry and Fred Tinling collected a pair each.  

Nishihara (L) and Yasui
Yehle (W) and Tinling

(June 19)  Making his debut as a Terminal Leaguer, the Asahis’ Roy Hayashi made the IOCO nine sit up and take notice as he stood the defending champions on their ears in registering a smart 6 to 0 shutout mound victory. Two well-placed bunts and the old reliable squeeze play in the first frame started the Nippons on the road to victory. Hayashi was nicked for seven hits, two of which came off the bat off first sacker George Telosky.

Horne (L) and Spicer
Hayashi (W) and Yasui

(June 20)  Chucker Bobby Gibbens held Lowney’s to six hits as Shores’ Jewelers bounced the Chocolatemen 8 to 3 at Con Jones Park. It was the seventh straight win for the red-hot Jewelers who put the game away with heavy clouting in the pinches. Murray West, Ivor Saundry and Fred Tinling all pounded three base raps for the Diamond Dealers with a home run part of Tinling’s sum and a three-bagger included in West’s total of swats.

Gibbens (W) and Tinling 
Esplen (L), Clarke (8) and Muir 

(June 21)  IOCO continued upward in their quest for the Terminal League leadership by overwhelming the down-trodden Brunswicks 8 to 0 at Con Jones Park. The Refinery Towners made their ten hits count to advantage as most of them came after misplays by the Clubbers. Reg Jowett fanned seven in going the route for the eight-hit hillock triumph. Hot corner custodian “Scotty” Knox, with three clean base blows, did the heavy work with the willow for the winners.

Jowett (W) and Spicer
Montador/Montadore (L), Holden (7) and Pitt

(June 22)  The Asahis took advantage of losing pitcher Johnny Keith’s wildness, nine well-placed hits and two Lowney’s errors to trounce the Candymen 8 to 1 before the largest crowd of the season at Con Jones Park. Winning tosser Ken Noda held Lowney’s to seven scattered singles and was supported by three snappy double plays on the part of his mates. Shortstop Mike Maruno picked up a double and single for the Nippons while outfielder “Sandy” Henderson gathered a brace of blows for the losers, one of which was a circuit-clout.  

Keith (L), Condon (7) and Muir
Noda (W) and Yasui

(June 23)  The Asahis of Vancouver marathoned their way to a 6 to 5 victory over the hosting Bellingham squad in a 12-inning interlocking league thriller. The Nippons broke a 4 – 4 tie by plating a pair of counters in the top of the third extra frame and then held on as the Tulip Towners fell just short by tallying a singleton in their half of the stanza.

T. Suga (W) and xxx
xxx (L) and xxx

(June 24)  The IOCO Imperials blasted Shores’ out of first place in the Terminal Baseball League, stopping the Jewelers 13 to 3. Reg Jowett fanned ten in going the route for the nine-hit hillock triumph. The Oilmen banged out 17 hits with catcher Ralph Spicer picking off four and outfielder Frank Tucker three. Jimmy Biggan ripped an inside-the-park circuit-clout for the Diamond Merchants.

Jowett (W) and Spicer
Davis (L), Yehle (2), McArthur (5) and Tinling

Standings *                W      L     Pct.
IOCO Imperials            11      7    .611
Shores’ Jewelers          10      7    .588
Asahis                    10      8    .556
Lowney’s Chocolate         7     11    .389  
Brunswicks                 5     11     .313

* includes wins and losses against Bellingham

(June 26)  The Asahis jumped right into the battle for the leadership of the Terminal League when they doubled the count on Lowney’s, 4 to 2, at Con Jones Park. It was the fourth straight victory for the Asahis as they moved to within a half game of the leading IOCO Imperials. Clever defensive work, timely hitting and the squeeze play enabled the Japanese nine to take the pitcher’s battle between Jimmy Condon and Nag Nishihara. Each team collected seven hits but the Nippons bunched six in two frames for all their runs. Joe Fukui, “Mousie” Masuda and Mike Maruno all had two base hits in support of winning heaver Nishihara. “Sandy” Henderson and losing flinger Condon both picked up a two-bagger and single for the Chocolatemen.

J. Condon (L) and Muir
Nishihara (W) and Yasui 

(June 27)  Eddie Davies’ long triple down the leftfield line in the final frame with “Scotty” Knox on first base broke up a tense struggle and gave the IOCO Imperials a 6 to 5 victory over the Brunswicks in their Terminal League game at Con Jones Park. The teams had been knotted at 5 – 5 in the last of the ninth when Knox drew a walk with one down, setting the stage for Davies’ timely blast. Smart pitching by reliever Barney Horne kept the Oilers from falling behind and saved the bacon of starter Freddy Condon who was being out pitched by Frank Ray. Pete Telosky had three sharp hits for the winners while Ray, second baseman Don Moore, third sacker Dean Freshfield and outfielder Ross Morrow each rapped a brace of swats for the Brunswicks who out hit the Refinery Towners by a 12 to 8 margin..

Ray (L) and Mauro
F. Condon, Horne (W) (8) and Spicer 

(June 29)  Shores’ Jewelers defeated Bellingham 6 to 3 in inter-league play. The wildness of youthful hurler, Bobby Gibbens, kept Shores’ continually in peril but they managed to hang on for the victory. Playing-manager Nick Craig had three hits for the Diamond Merchants.

Gibbens (W) and xxx
Mather (L) and xxx 

(July 2)  Brunswicks polished off a short-handed Lowney’s crew 11 to 5 at Con Jones Park. Roy Holden, although lacking his usual control, went the distance to capture the mound victory. The winners held a healthy 16 to 6 margin in base knocks. Every playing member of the Brunswicks picked off at least one hit. Outfielder Crawford drilled three singles while fellow fly-chaser Ross Morrow connected for a double and a one-bagger. Bill Kay, on loan to the Candymen for this contest, smashed a three-run homer while teammate Swires blasted a triple and single.

Sikora (L) and Muir
Holden (W) and Mauro

(July 5)  Shores’ Jewelers packed a lot of dynamite in their bats in their last turn at bat when they came from behind and pounded across four ninth-inning runs to whip the Asahis 8 to 5 in Terminal League action at Con Jones Park. Second baseman Murray West of the Gem Merchants, with his fourth single of the game, drove in the tying run. An infield error, Ivor Saundry’s third bingle of the game and a fielder’s choice then produced the winning and insurance counters. Roy Yamamura picked off four of the seven Asahi hits made against winning tosser Bill Clarke.  

Clarke (W), Yehle (9) and Tinling
Noda, Nishihara (8) and Yasui

Standings *          W      L      Pct.
IOCO                12      7     .632
Shores’ Jewelers    12      7     .632
Asahis              11      9     .550
Lowney’s             7     13     .350
Brunswicks           6     12     .333

* includes wins & losses against Bellingham

(July 6)  The IOCO Imperials moved to the top of the Terminal League once more when they bounced the Asahis 7 to 1. Big southpaw Reg Jowett conceded only three hits while whiffing 13 in setting down the Nippons. “Scotty” Knox picked up three singles for the Oilers while teammate Eddie Davies had a double and one-bagger.

Nishihara (L) and Yasui
Jowett (W) and Spicer

(July 9)  With veteran portsider Ty Suga silencing the booming bats of Shores’ Jewelers on five scattered safeties, the Asahis romped to an impressive 6 to 0 victory over the Diamond Merchants. Not a single runner from the Gem Dealers got as far as second base. Speedy outfielder Frank Shiraishi doubled and singled twice for the Nippons while Roy Yamamura kicked in with a triple and one-bagger.

Yehle (L) and Tinling
T. Suga (W) and Yasui

(July 11)  Working a tandem of Lowney’s chuckers for ten bases on balls, the IOCO Imperials added eight base blows and came away with an easy 9 to 3 triumph over the Chocolate Soldiers. Opposing backstops Ralph Spicer of the Oilers and Fred Pitt of the Candymen led their respective teams offensively with a brace of base knocks each. Both of Spicer’s blows were doubles while one of Pitt’s raps was a two-ply clout.

Horne (W) and Spicer
Clarke (L), Esplen (2) and Pitt

(July 12)  Utilizing their speed on the base paths and working the squeeze play to advantage, the Asahis trimmed the Brunswicks 9 to 3 in Terminal League action. Five runs in the fourth frame against losing heaver “Buddy” Townsend turned the contest into the Nippons favour. Winning chucker Kaz Suga led the 11-hit Asahi attack with a triad of singles.

Townsend (L) and Mauro
K. Suga (W) and Yasui

(July 12)  The Bellingham baseballers, with submarine tosser Masterson baffling IOCO batters for most of the way, outscored the Terminal League leaders 4 to 1 in inter-league action at Con Jones Park. The visitors only connected for five safeties off Freddy Condon’s southpaw twisters but they came at opportune times with ducks on the pond. The Oilers were missing three of their regular sluggers from the heart of their batting order and only Andy Telosky, who doubled in their lone run, was able to secure an extra-base hit. Outfielder Francisco picked up a triple and single for the Yanks.

Masterson (W) and Meyers
F. Condon (L) and A. Telosky

(July 15)  Winning pitcher Roy Holden’s ninth-inning single, his second one-bagger of the game, drove in the winning marker as the Brunswicks defeated Lowney’s Chocolate 2 to 1. It was a tough defeat for losing flinger George Sikora. He did not walk a batter and allowed only five singles. Holden was touched for seven safeties

Holden (W) and Mauro
Sikora (L) and Pitt

(July 16)  Held scoreless for eight rounds by the left-handed shoots of Ty Suga, and trailing by four runs with two retired in the ninth frame, the IOCO Imperials exploded for five counters which was enough to provide them with a 5 to 4 triumph over the Asahis. The wild finish was a surprise to even the Oilmen who had their bats pretty well packed away and were ready for the showers. The Nippons had broken through for four runs in the seventh after the teams had played scoreless ball for six cantos. George Telosky’s two-run single drove in the tying and winning markers. “Mousie” Masuda of the Asahis led all swatters with three singles. Ralph Spicer of IOCO and Herb Tanaka of the Nippons each had a double and single.

Horne, Jowett (W) (7), F. Condon (9) and Spicer
T. Suga (L) and Yasui

(July 18)  “Scotty” Lister’s single in the last half of the twelfth inning, his second one-bagger of the contest, broke up one of the best battles of the season and gave Shores’ Jewelers a walkoff 7 to 6 win over the Brunswicks. Jimmy Biggan, diminutive fly chaser who scored the winning run and cracked out three singles during the evening, saved the Diamond Merchants from defeat in the eighth frame with a circus catch of losing twirler Frank Ray’s booming drive. Third sacker Bobby Woodward smacked a two-run homer for the Gem Dealers in the opening canto. Ross Morrow tripled and singled for the Brunswicks.

Ray (L) and Mauro
Andrews, Yehle (W) (8) and Tinling

(July 19)  In a low-hitting contest featured by the smart mound work of Reg Jowett and Bobby Gibbens, the IOCO Imperials prevailed 5 to 1 over Shores’ Jewelers. Base hits were rare with the Jewelers collecting only two off the slants of Jowett while the Oilers amassed but three from Gibbens'’s offerings. Defensively, Shore’s seemed to be in a trance, committing seven miscues and tossing away any chance they had of stopping the league leaders. Jowett whiffed 14 batters before he was given the heave-ho in the ninth for objecting to a call on a pitched ball.

Gibbens (L) and Tinling
Jowett (W), Condon (9) and Spicer

(July 20)  A single counter was enough for the visiting Bellingham baseballers to humble a hard-fighting squad of Asahis 1 to 0 before the largest crowd of the season at Con Jones Park. The Tulip Towners pushed over their run in the second frame on shortstop Cronin’s single, a sacrifice and a wild throw. The Nippons held a slight 5 to 4 edge in base hits.

Dunlap (W) and Meyers
Nishihara (L) and Yasui

(July 21)  IOCO blanked a weakened Brunswick aggregation 6 to 0 as winning heaver Reg Jowett spun a two-hitter and rang up ten strikeouts. The Oilmen only had a 1 to 0 lead until the sixth panel when the Clubbers erred three times, allowing the Imperials to plate five markers. “Scotty” Knox and Andy Telosky led the victors offensively with a double and one-bagger each.

Gregg (L) and Mauro
Jowett (W) and A. Telosky

(July 22)  Shores’ kept right on the heels of IOCO when they humbled Lowney’s 7 to 2 at Con Jones Park. Both teams collected seven hits but losing flinger Johnny Keith’s wildness cost him big time as five of his free passes were turned into runs by the Jewelers. Shortstop Tommy Kennedy of the Gem Dealers was the big noise at the plate with three safe bingles.

Keith (L), Clarke (7) and Pitt
Yehle (W) and Tinling

(July 23)  The House of David barnstormers pasted four Asahi chuckers for 19 base blows in throttling the Nippons 9 to 4 in an exhibition match. Outfielder Deck led the Whiskered Tribe with the lumber, drilling a brace of doubles and a three-bagger.

Wykoff (W) and Fleming
T. Suga (L), Nishihara (6), K. Suga (7), Noda (9) and Yasui

(July 24)  Giving another polished display, the famous House of David pastimers outscored the Terminal League All-Stars 5 to 2 before 4,000 enthusiastic fans. Both clubs connected for nine bingles with hot corner custodian Anderson of the Bearded Bunch claiming the most with three one-baggers.

Deck (W) and Fleming
Jowett (L) and Spicer

(July 25)  The game between the Asahis and Lowney’s Chocolate was awarded to the Nippons on a 9 to 0 forfeiture in the first half of the ninth inning when coach Ab Mortimer of the Candymen, who had been ordered out of the game, reappeared from the dugout to further argue a decision. Umpire Amby Moran, at that point, called off the game. The Asahis were leading 8 to 4 at the time, having stolen six bases and completed four double plays.

Noda, Hayashi (W) (3) and Yasui
J. Condon (L) and Sikora  

(July 26)  Scoring three runs in the top of the fourteenth inning while the Brunswicks came back with two in their half of the fifth session of overtime, the IOCO Imperials held on for a 7 to 6 marathon win over the Clubbers. Brothers Pete and George Telosky both clouted four-baggers for the Oilmen while Ross Morrow slammed a dinger for the Brunswicks. First baseman McNaughton of the Imperials led all willow wielders with a double and three one-baggers.

Horne, F. Condon (W) (6) and A. Telosky
Holden (L) and Mauro, Trasolini

(July 27)  Taking Shores’ Jewelers into camp 6 to 5 in an exciting Terminal League contest, the Asahis closed in on the Diamond Merchants for second place in the circuit. Herb Tanaka showed the way with the willow for the Nipponese speed merchants, garnering three hits including a two-bagger. Outfielder Hugh Wickett slammed a brace of doubles for the Jewelers.

Gibbens (L) and Tinling
K. Suga, T. Suga (W) (1) and Yasui

(July 29)  The much-trampled Lowney’s nine came out of their slump and spanked the league-leading IOCO imperials 8 to 7. It was one of those free-hitting contests which wasn’t decided until winning tosser George Sikora fanned pinch-hitter Reg Jowett for the final out. First sacker A. Condon led the Candymen with the hickory, smashing a double and a pair of singles. Outfielder Eddie Davies picked up a double and three one-baggers for the vanquished Oilers while teammate Andy Telosky belted a home run.

Sikora (W) and Pitt
Horne (L) and A. Telosky

Standings *               W     L     Pct.
IOCO Imperials           18     9    .667
Asahis                   15     9    .626
Shores’ Jewelers         16    10    .615
Lowney’s Chocolate        8    17    .320
Brunswick Club            7    16    .304

* includes wins & losses against Bellingham 

(July 30)  Hughie Wickett’s lofty four-ply wallop in the top of the tenth inning was the difference as Shores’ Jewelers managed to take a hard-earned 4 to 3 victory over the Brunswicks in a Terminal League tilt at Con Jones Park. Wickett finished the game with three hits, having earlier punched out a pair of one-baggers, one of which drove in a brace of markers. For most of the game, it was a brilliant pitching duel between right-hander Fred Yehle of the Gem Dealers and southpaw Johnny Gregg of the Clubbers. Outfielder Ross Morrow picked up two hits for the Brunswicks.

Yehle (W) and Tinling
Gregg (L) and Mauro

(August 1)  Great defensive infield play sparked the Asahis to a 5 to 2 triumph over the Brunswick Club in a fast Terminal League contest. The Nippons got to losing flinger Roy Holden for three runs in the second canto and added a pair in the fourth to assume a 5 to 0 lead. The Clubbers began to crawl back into the picture as winning heaver Nag Nishihara experienced some control difficulties. However, he seemed to tighten up in the pinches and, with the aid of some sparkling infield work by teammates Herb Tanaka and Mike Maruno, closed down late potential rallies. He also stroked a trio of singles to emerge as the game’s top swatter.

Holden (L) and Mauro
Nishihara (W) and Yasui 

(August 2)  After a disastrous sixth inning in which they fell behind 7 to 3, Lowney’s shot back for a late-inning 8 to 7 victory over Shores’ Jewelers at Con Jones Park. Outfielder Lee Morley’s two-run single in the seventh narrowed the gap to 7 to 5 and a three-run outburst in their last turn at bat climaxed the comeback for the Chocolatemen. Bill Mazelow’s triple drove in a pair to knot the count and then he plated the winner, beating the throw home, when Morley lined out to left field. Jimmy Biggan of Shores’ was the hitting star of the game with four safeties. Catcher Fred Pitt led the Candymen at the dish with three bingles.

Gibbens, Yehle (L) (2) and Tinling
J. Condon, Keith (W) (6) and Pitt

(August 3)  Behind the superb six-hit pitching of left-hander Reg Jowett, the IOCO Imperials took a bitterly-fought contest from the Asahis 5 to 0. Getting air-tight support from his mates, Jowett had the Nippons pretty well tamed. After being held scoreless for seven innings, the Oilmen finally got to reliever Nag Nishihara for a pair of counters in the eighth, chiefly owing to Eddie Davies’ double, and a further trio of markers in the ninth as the defense of the Asahis began to break down. Davies and Ralph Spicer of the Imperials both stroked three base blows.

Jowett (W) and A. Telosky
Hayashi, Nishihara (L) (5) and Yasui

(August 5)  Lowney’s Chocolate pushed across four runs in their first turn at bat which was enough to propel them to a 5 to 2 Terminal League win over the ill-lucked Brunswick aggregation. Out hit by the Clubbers 8 to 4, the Candymen made optimum use of their safeties. Bill Mazelow’s opening frame bases-loaded triple started the ball rolling for the Chocolate Soldiers. Outfielder Swires picked up a double and single for the winners.

Esplen (W), Keith (7) and Pitt
Ray (L) and Mauro, McDonald

(August 6)  Shores’ Jewelers kept pace with top-dog IOCO in the Terminal Baseball League race when they knocked off the Asahis 7 to 1 at Con Jones Park. The Diamond Merchants slammed 13 hits off a pair of Asahi chuckers while the Nippons were nearly helpless against the five-hit pitching of winning tosser Chuck Davis. Catcher Fred Tinling, with three base blows, paced the Gem Dealers at the dish. Ivor Saundry had a double and single while Hughie Wickett belted a two-run inside-the-park four-bagger. 

T. Suga (L), Hayashi (6) and Yasui
Davis (W) and Tinling

(August 8)  Playing like champions instead of tail-enders, the Brunswicks handed the league-leading IOCO Imperials a 2 to 0 whitewashing in a peppery Terminal League contest at Con Jones Park. Roy Holden, younger brother of Eddie and Larry, was chiefly responsible for blanking the hard-hitting Oilers, limiting them to eight hits and keeping them pretty well scattered. Holden drove in the first run for the Clubbers in the third frame. Three hits and an error were instrumental for the final tally in the sixth. Holden and second baseman Don Moore each wound up with a pair of hits for the victors while outfielder Pete Telosky duplicated the output for the Imperials.

Holden (W) and McDonald
F. Condon (L) and A. Telosky

(August 9)  The IOCO Imperials strengthened their hold on the penthouse position in the Terminal League with a narrow 3 to 2 win over second-place Shores’ Jewelers. The Oilmen triumphed by pushing across the winning marker in the ninth frame after two had been retired. A slow curve ball offered up by losing chucker Nick Craig just grazed batter Sam Telosky with the bases full which forced in the go-ahead counter. Pete Telosky had a double and one-bagger for the winners while catcher Fred Tinling singled twice for the Diamond Merchants.

Olson, Jowett (W) (6) and Spicer
Craig (L) and Tinling

Standings *              W     L     Pct.
IOCO Imperials          20    10    .667
Shores’ Jewelers        16    12    .571
Asahis                  16    13    .552
Lowney’s Chocolate      10    17    .370
Brunswick Club           8    19    .296                   

* includes wins & losses against Bellingham 

(August 10)  Lowney’s reeled off their fourth straight victory when they disposed of a weakened band of Asahis 9 to 1. The Chocolatemen played flawless baseball afield behind the superb chucking of George Sikora while the Nippons struggled mightily, uncharacteristically committing six miscues. Johnny Keith led the hit parade for the winners, smashing four base blows including a bases-loaded triple.

Sikora (W) and Pitt
Noda (L), T. Suga (9) and Yasui

(August 11)  The first-place IOCO Imperials cooled off the streaking Lowney’s aggregation, pummeling the Candymen 9 to 1. The Oilmen pounded a trio of Lowney moundsmen for 15 base knocks including a home run by Al Scott and a three-base blow off the bat of “Scotty” Knox. Every player in the Imperials batting order came up with at least one safety. First baseman A. Condon had three singles for the Chocolate Soldiers.

Horne (W) and Spicer
J. Condon (L), Keith (7), Clarke (9) and Pitt 

(August 13)  When Dean Freshfield of the Brunswicks failed to touch first base on an an apparent run-scoring double in the eighth inning of a torrid Terminal League game, it not only cost him a hit but also took a run away from the Clubbers who wound up losing the game 6 to 5 to Shores’ Jewelers. The Diamond Merchants took advantage of the break and immediately plated a ninth inning counter which broke a 5 – 5 tie and gave them the victory. Freshfield had walloped a three-run triple earlier in the game prior to his faux pas. Bill Clarke, on a six-hitter, got the pitching win over Johnny Gregg. Rookie third baseman Jimmy Morrison cracked out three hits for the winners while Hughie Wickett was also prominent with a home run and a single.

Clarke (W) and Tinling
Gregg (L) and Mauro

(August 15)  Reinforced with southpaw chucker Reg Jowett of the IOCO Imperials, the Asahis of the Vancouver Terminal League scored a 3 to 1 exhibition game win over the Yakima WA Indians, skippered by ex-MLB first baseman George Burns and current leaders of the professional Northwestern League. Burns acquired two of the seven hits garnered by the Tribe off Jowett who whiffed ten. Frank Shiraishi and Joe Fukui had a brace of one-baggers apiece for the Nippons.

Bailey (L) and Fields
Jowett (W) and Yasui

(August 16)  Shores’ Jewelers packed punch in their bats when they pounded out an easy 9 to 2 victory over Lowney’s in a Terminal League fixture. The Candymen, on the other hand, might as well have left their bats at home as they managed only four hits, two by outfielder Lee Morley, off winning flinger Fred Yehle. Shores’ backstop Fred Tinling pounded a home run and double while shortstop Jimmy Morrison contributed a brace of two-ply swats.

Clarke (L), Sikora (6) and Pitt
Yehle (W) and Tinling

(August 19)  Outfielder Crawford’s timely ground-rule two-base blow in the ninth inning drove in “Red” McDonald from second base and gave the Brunswicks a hard-earned 7 to 6 victory over the Asahis. Brunswick chucker Roy Holden, who held the Asahis to nine bingles, helped his own cause with a triple and single. Losing flinger Nag Nishihara and first baseman Joe Fukui of the Nippons also picked up a three-bagger and single apiece.

Nishihara (L) and Masuda
Holden (W) and McDonald

(August 20)  IOCO Imperials clinched first place and a bye in the Terminal League playoffs when they dropped the second-place Shore’s Jewellers contingent 5 to 3. Freddy Condon gave up seven hits in earning the hillock decision. The Oilers picked up 12 hits off a pair of Shore’s chuckers with catcher Andy Telosky leading the way with a triple and single. Pete Telosky and Eddie Davies followed with two singles apiece. Ivor Saundry had a home run and single for the Gem Dealers while teammate Jimmy Morrison stroked two one-baggers.

F. Condon (W) and Spicer
Gibbens (L), Yehle (6) and Tinling

(August 22)  Two home runs in successive innings by Johnny Keith, hard-hitting outfielder, enabled Lowney’s to outscore the Asahis 5 to 2 in a well-played Terminal league contest. Keith’s brace of round-trippers, both launched when two had been retired, drove in four of the five runs garnered by the Candymen. Flinger George Sikora collaborated for the victory. He was in his best form and held the Nippons to seven bingles. Catcher Fred Pitt stroked three singles for the winners and teammate Al Condon pasted a double and single. Asahi second sacker Roy Hayashi also picked up a two-ply clout and a one-bagger.

Sikora (W) and Pitt
Noda (L), K. Suga (4) and Yasui

(August 23)  IOCO wound up the regular season schedule with a pair of wins, one a league contest, 4 to 2 over a fighting Brunswick squad in a lively skirmish and in the opener, an exhibition match pitting IOCO against the Dewdney League All-Stars, the Imperials notched an easy 7-1 victory.  Eddie Olson and Reg Jowett handled the mound work for the winners.

Olson, Jowett (4) and xxx
Minty, Pearsall, Morrison and xxx

Trailing 2 to 0 in the league game, the Imperials rallied for all four of their counters in the sixth canto. Barney Horne gave up just three hits in earning the knoll triumph. Losing flinger Johnny Gregg stymied the Oilmen on one hit for five innings before the roof fell in on him. He wound up with a five-hitter. Catcher Ralph Spicer of the Imperials was the only batter to accumulate two base raps.

Gregg (L) and Mauro
Horne (W) and Spicer

Final standings *       W     L     Pct.
IOCO Imperials         23    10    .697
Shores’ Jewelers       18    13    .581
Asahis                 16    16    .500
Lowney’s Chocolate     12    19    .387
Brunswick Club          9    21    .300  

* includes wins & losses against Bellingham 

Playoffs
Semi-finals (best-of-seven)  Asahis vs Shores’ Jewelers

(August 24)  Shores’ Jewelers got the jump on the Asahis, taking the opening clash of their semi-final playoff series 3 to 1. For six frames, the Nippons held a one-run lead. But things were different in the seventh. Fred Tinling opened the frame with a double, escaped being an easy double-play victim when shortstop Mike Maruno dropped Ivor Saundry’s liner, advanced to third on an infield out and plated the tying marker when outfielder Frank Shiraishi of the Nippons dropped Nick Craig’s fly ball. Later in the stanza, winning chucker Fred Yehle punched a two-strike pitch through the infield, his second hit of the tussle, to score a pair of runners and give his team victory.  

Yehle (W) and Tinling
T. Suga (L) and Yasui

(August 27)  The Asahis turned on Shores’ at Con Jones Park and walloped the Jewelers 10 to 1, squaring their hectic semi-final series at a game apiece. Playing inspired baseball all the way, the Nippons received superb hurling from Nag Nishihara who held the Gem Dealers to three hits. Offensively, they smashed the offerings of three hurlers hard and often for 14 base blows, climaxing the evening with six large markers in the sixth frame. “Mousie” Masuda and Mike Maruno each picked off three hits while Frank Shiraishi and Nishihara both collected a pair. Jimmy Morrison was a one-man show for the Diamond Merchants, doubling and singling as well as driving in the lone run for the vanquished nine.

Nishihara (W) and Yasui
Davis (L), Clarke (6), Gibbens (6) and Tinling, Kierstead

(August 29)  The Asahis were in a generous mood at Con Jones Park but they waited until the thirteenth stanza of a most thrilling playoff battle before finally handing over the torrid game 5 to 4 to Shores’ Jewelers to give the Gem Dealers a one-game lead in the semi-finals. Every one of the five markers chalked up by Shores’ was attributed to miscues by the Nippons. They handed over the tying run in the ninth on a wild peg and allowed the winning counter in the fourth extra panel when Frank Shiraishi let a slow roller from Bobby Woodward’s bat escape him. Fred Yehle hurled the entire game for the victors, fighting a noble battle while being nicked for eight hits. In the overtime stanzas especially, he continually found himself in trouble but always managed to escape peril. Woodward and fellow third baseman Roy Hayashi of the Asahis led their respective teams at the dish, each registering three hits.

Yehle (W) and Tinling
T. Suga, K. Suga (6), Nishihara (L) (9) and Yasui 

(August 31)  Holding Shores’ Jewelers scoreless until the ninth frame, young Kaz Suga pitched the Asahis to a 3 to 1 victory over the Gem Merchants in the fourth game of their semi-final series. The win for the Nippons knotted the series at two games apiece.

K. Suga (W) and xxx
xxx (L) and xxx

(September 2)  Prior to taking on Shores’ Jewelers in an evening Terminal League playoff tussle, the Asahis of Vancouver engaged in a morning game against the Seattle Nippons at Con Jones Park, defeating the Puget Sounders 5 to 4 to capture the Pacific Coast Japanese baseball championship for the second year in succession. The Vancouverites had won the first game at Seattle, giving them the title in two straight games. Nag Nishihara was the complete game winning pitcher.

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

(September 2)  The Asahis are within one victory of entering the Terminal League finals after downing Shores’ Jewelers 2 to 1 in the third game of the semi-finals. The Nippons scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth frame. After losing pitcher Fred Yehle issued a one-out walk to shortstop Mike Maruno, winning flinger Ty Suga sacrificed him to the keystone sack. Maruno caught the Diamond Dealers off guard by swiping third and then scored as Roy Yamamura dropped a slow roller down the third base line. Outfielder Jimmy Biggan of Shore’s topped all hitters with three singles. 

Yehle (L) and Tinling
T. Suga (W) and Yasui

(September 4)  Shores’ Jewelers came from behind to pick up a 7 to 4 verdict over the Asahis to send the Terminal League semi-finals into a seventh game. Veteran playing-manager Nick Craig returned to the mound for Shores’ and got the win after toiling on the hill for eight frames. Trailing 4 to 0, the Diamond Dealers tied the game in the fifth frame and then went on to count three in the sixth to grab the lead for good. Jimmy Biggan’s bases-loaded double down the third-base line, his second hit of the game, cleared the sacks for the three-run explosion that won the game. Kaz Suga had three hits for the Nippons, one of which was a double.

Nishihara (L), K. Suga (5) and Yasui
Craig (W), Yehle (9) and Tinling

(September 5)  After seven stirring struggles, the Asahis eliminated Shores’ Jewelers from any further Terminal League playoff action, bumping off the Diamond Dealers 8 to 5 in the deciding contest. Although out hit by a healthy 15 to 8 margin, the Nippons won the game like they have won many a battle, bunting their way to victory, forcing their opponents to commit costly mistakes with their speed and putting up a superlative defense when things were on the line. Catcher Fred Tinling of Shores’ collected the most safeties of any player in the game, a total of three which included a double. The Asahis now advance to face the defending champion IOCO Imperials for the 1935 league crown.

Davis (L), Yehle (6), Gibbens (8) and Tinling
T. Suga (W) and Yasui

PLAYOFFS

In an amazing comeback from a 3-0 game deficit, IOCO Imperials edged Vancouver Asahis 2-1 in a thrilling seventh game of the final series. IOCO fashioned back-to-back no-hitters to tie the series at three games apiece after having dropped the first three games, in spite of throwing no-hitter in one of them.

(September 7)  Harry Miyasaki's smart, young Asashis upended the defending champion IOCO Imperials 5 to 2 Saturday night at Con Jones Park in the opening game of the best-of-seven Terminal League championship final.  Several remarkable fielding plays by the Asahis highlighted the action. Mousie Masuda made one of the greatest catches of the season when he raced to deep centre field to nab Ralph Spicer's hefty belt in the fifth inning.  A homer seemed to be in the cards with a runner on the bags at the time. Again in the sixth frame, sharp defensive work halted an IOCO rally. First, Kaz Suga tossed out McNaughton at the plate and then Mike Maruno cut off the flying Eddie Davies at the dish on a fast play to Reggie Yasui.  Each team had nine hits with McNaughton gathering three to lead all hitters. Winning hurler Nag Nishihara and battery mate Yasui each had a pair for the victors. Pete Telosky drove in both Imperials' runs.  Frank Shiraishi did some fancy base running in the third inning when he purloined second, third and home to score the first run for the Asahis. Yasui doubled to knock in the tie-breaking run in the sixth stanza. In the seventh, Shiraishi drove in Joe Fukui and Roy Yamamura to add two insurance runs.

Horne (L) and Spicer
Nishihara (W) and Yasui

(September  9)   Trailing 2-1, having managed just one hit going into the ninth inning, the Asahis exploded for seven runs to surprise IOCO in the second game of the championship series in Vancouver's Terminal League.  The Nippons had notched a run in the top of the first inning on an error at third bases and IOCO replied in the same frame with two runs on another error at the hot corner. Reg Jowett was sailing along with a one-hitter when the roof caved in in the ninth.  With the bases loaded, two squeeze bunts brought home the tying and go-ahead runs. And, with the bags full again, Kaz Suga tripled up against the right field fence to clear the sacks and put the Asahis out front 6-2. The big blow came after he had smacked a long one to right but was called foul by Umpire Amby Moran.  The decision angered many in the big crowd and nearly started a riot as fans tried to break through the wire fence and jump onto the field.  The demonstration took some time to quell.  When play resumed, Suga again rapped a long one to right, this one inside the line. Suga picked up the pitching win after relieving starter Roy Hayashi in the second inning.

Hayashi, K.Suga (W) (2) and Yasui
Jowett (L) and Spicer

(September 10)   Lefty Freddy Condon fired a no-hitter Tuesday night for the IOCO Imps but came away disappointed as the Asahis managed to scrape through with a 2-1 victory and a commanding 3-0 game lead in the best of seven series. As it has so many times previous, the squeeze play gave the Nippons their markers, both in the first inning. Roy Yamamura, the first batter to face Condon, was hit by a pitch and advanced on a wild throw to first on Frank Shiraishi's bunt.  With runners on second and third, Herbie Tanaka bunted down the first base line and Yamamura came storming home with the first run. As first sacker McNaughton was throwing to first to nail Tanaka, the speedy Shiraishi scooted home with what proved to be the winning run. IOCO got its only run in the 8th inning when Pete Telosky singled to right, Ralph Spicer doubled and Scotty Knox hit a slow roller to short. 

Condon (L) and A.Telosky
T.Suga (L) and H.Tanaka

(September 11)  Frank Townsend's IOCO Imps put on their hitting shoes Wednesday at Con Jones Park to wallop the Asahis 14-0 to stave off elimination in the Terminal League championship series.  With a 17 hit attack, four each by Scotty Knox and Pete Telosky, the Imperials took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and coasted to the triumph. Knox and Telosky each scored three times as did Ralph Spicer who had three hits. George Telosky rapped a bases-loaded triple.   Barney Horne held the Asahis to just four hits in tossing the shutout.

Noda (L), K.Suga (2), Hayashi (4) and H.Tanaka
Horne (W) and Spicer

(September 15)   Throwing his second no-hitter in a week in the Terminal League final series, Freddy Condon got a win this time as IOCO came from behind with five runs in the last three innings to win 5-1 and force a sixth game in the playoff set.  Condon walked six and fanned eight in the route-going performance.  Asahis took the lead in the third inning on a walk, sacrifice, wild pitch and squeeze play. After being held scoreless for six innings by Ty Suga, the Imps tied the count in the seventh on hits by McNaughton and Al Scott.  With two out in the eighth, IOCO broke through for three runs on four hits. Catcher Ralph Spicer led a 10-hit attack for the winners with three safeties.

Condon (W) and Spicer
T.Suga (L) and xxx

(September 16)  With back-to-back no-hitters, IOCO has tied the Terminal League final at three games apiece. With a hopping fast ball and fast-breaking curve, left-hander Reg Jowett had the Asahis off balance all night as the Imperials scored a 2-0 triumph at Con Jones Park. He fanned nine and walked just one in the spectacular outing. Jowett's no-hitter was the third for the Imps in the series as Freddy Condon fired a pair, but with a win and a loss. Nag Nishihara limited IOCO to six hits and, except for an outfield mix-up in the fifth inning, would have pitched shutout ball. With two outs, a fly ball off the bat of Al Scott fell safely between Mousie Masuda and Abe Korenaga in centre field as both fielders pulled up thinking the other would make the easy catch.  Scott then stole second, Jowett was safe on an error and Sammy Telosky drew a walk to fill the bases. Pete Telosky followed with a single to plate both runs. Jowett was helped by a pair of circus catches in the outfield by Sam Telosky and Eddie Davies.

Nishihara (L) and Yasui
Jowett (W) and Spicer

(September 17)   Completing an incredible comeback after trailing three games to none in the best of seven series, IOCO Imperials captured the Terminal League championship Tuesday night edging Asahis 2-1 in the deciding game before a crowd of close to five-thousand spectators. Freddy Condon who held the Asahis to seven hits  was saved by several sensational defensive plays. Shortstop big George Telosky made two brilliant plays to rob the Nippons of hits. Eddie Davies made the defensive play of the game with a thrilling running catch in the second inning. With the bases full, Mike Maruno caught a fast ball on the nose and sent a rocket to centre field. It looked good for at least two bases and three runs. But, Davies, running back at full speed speared the ball for the third out. Asahis also did some clever work in the field, twice pulling off double plays to halt IOCO threats. IOCO scored the winner in the eighth inning on a hit by McNaughton, a wild pitch and Davies' sharp single to centre field. Imps had taken the lead in the fourth inning as George Telosky singled to score Ralph Spicer. Asahis got their only run in the bottom of the eighth when Maruno singled and later scored on Mousie Masuda's one-base blow. The Imperials had 11 hits, two each by the Telosky boys, Sam, Pete and George,. Catcher Ralph Spicer also had a pair.  Pete Telosky lost two teeth when hit by a thrown ball in sliding back to second base in the eighth inning.

Condon (W) and Spicer
T.Suga (L), Nishihara (9) and Yasui