1936 Game Reports Vancouver / Lower Mainland     

1936 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley   
1936 BC Interior   
1936 Vancouver Island  


(April 25)  The 1936 season opened with doubleheader play before 3,000 fans at Athletic Park where six home runs were belted, all over the right field fence, as the Athletics nosed out U.D.L. 6 to 5 in the inaugural event while the Arrows ran away with a 10 to 5 victory over Arnold & Quigley in the late skirmish. The opening game brought on the heaviest barrage of clouting as five of the six homers occurred in that clash. Catcher Frank Volpi, shortstop Hank Martinez and outfielder “Casey” Jones each connected for the A’s while outfielders Bruce Thirsk and Ross Edy launched dingers for the Distillers. Falling behind 5 to 1 after one inning of play, the Athletics rallied behind the stellar relief pitching of Bill Bishop to forge ahead in the fifth and hold the lead for the remainder of the tussle. Martinez led the willow wielders with three base blows.

Waugh, Bishop (W) (1) and Volpi
Gray (L), Richardson (7) and A. Telosky

Saskatchewan southpaw, Aldon Wilkie, went the route for the Bow Missiles in the sunset fracas, limiting the Clothiers to five safeties while whiffing nine. The only two heavy hits off him took place late in the scuffle when Charlie Miron homered and Norm Trasolini tripled. Outfielder George Smith of the Projectiles topped the baton swingers with a triad of base raps.

Wilkie (W) and Henry
Lewis, L. Holden (L) (4), Robson (6), Boston (6) and McCarthy

(April 28)  Left handed pitchers played prominent roles in twin-bill action at Athletic Park as Arnold & Quigley squeezed out a 3 to 2 win over the Arrows and the Athletics blanked U.D.L. 4 to 0. George “Lefty” Boston laced out a seventh-inning three-bagger to drive in two runs and scored his club’s third counter on an ensuing overthrow to emerge as the winning tosser in the opener. The A & Q portsider held the Transfermen to four hits and was the only player in the match to acquire two safeties.

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

Southpaw Hal Straight of the A’s fired a five-inning no-hitter in the shortened second contest, coming through with flying colours in the third inning when his mates committed three errors. Playing-manager Coley Hall’s three-run circuit-clout in the bottom of the same frame provided Straight with all the offensive support he would need. Straight doubled in the fourth counter to drive in another insurance run for the Athletics. Hank Martinez with a triple and single and Hall with his his homer plus a one-bagger led the hickory hackers.

Richardson (L), Condon (4) and A. Telosky
Straight (W) and Volpi

(April 29)  The Athletics continued their roll in the Senior City loop when they took down the Arrows 8 to 3 in a long drawn-out marathon at Athletic Park. Hitters for both teams had the edge on the hurlers as the A’s registered 12 base raps to 11 for the Projectiles. Something of a “left-on-bases” record was made when 33 runners were left stranded on the paths, eighteen by the Athletics. Pat Thomas of the victors and George Smith of the Cartage Crew each poked out a trio of base knocks.

Bishop (W), R. Holden (6) and Volpi
Ballam (L), Holmes (2) and Henry

(April 29)  The Bellingham Boosters of the Northwest League slammed out an 8 to 4 victory over the United Distillers Limited of the Vancouver Senior City circuit in the first game of an eight-game inter-league series. The visitors garnered but five hits off Booster chuckers Eddie Percival and “Lefty” Isekite while the hosting Tulip Towners banged out 13 safeties off Doug Muscutt. Art McClarney’s homer in the first inning with a mate aboard sent the Boosters off to a flying start. This game would later be deemed an exhibition game only with the result not counted in the league standings.

Muscutt (L) and xxx
Percival (W), Isekite and xxx

(May 1)  Dave Gray fanned 13 in fashioning a seven-hitter as the U.D.L. tribe upended the Arrows 4 to 1 at Athletic Park. A two-run third inning put the Distillers in front to stay. Jackie Sherman, Bruce Thirsk and Abe Cross all singled twice off losing twirler “Lefty” Wilkie. Shortstop Walt Bliss smacked a pair of doubles for the Projectiles.

Wilkie (L) and Henry
Gray (W) and A. Telosky

(May 2)  The hapless U.D.L. nine was taken for a 9 to 3 ride by Arnold & Quigley in the opener of a double-dip at Athletic Park. Fighting off a poor defensive performance, the Athletics copped a come-from-behind 5 to 3 win over the Arrows in the finale. Harvey Storey, A & Q shortstop had a banner afternoon at the dish in the early event, drilling a double and three singles, good for six runs batted in.

Richardson (L), Rawlings (2) and Kasmer
Lewis (W), Boston (8) and Trasolini

In capturing their fourth straight win of the campaign, the A’s infield was guilty of of five fielding miscues, two by shortstop Hank Martinez who redeemed himself with the war club, whacking a two-run homer, his second hit of the contest, in the ninth frame to supply the tying and winning markers. 

Straight (W) and Volpi
Yehle (L) and Rea

(May 6)  In the first of a series of exhibition games with lower mainland competition, the touring Tokyo Giants hung a 6 to 1 defeat on a reinforced Arrow squad. The Cartage Crew out hit the invaders 5 to 4 but were always in arrears after the Japanese nine plated three counters in their initial turn at bat. Outfielder Haruyasu Nakajima of the Giants was the only batter from either team to register two hits.

Hatafuku (W) and Nakayama
Weaver (L), Watchorn (1), Boston (8) and Volpi

(May 7)   Eiji Sawamura, who boasts victories over several Pacific Coast League teams, struck out 16 and hurled an all-round brilliant seven-hit game as the Tokyo Giants chalked up their second exhibition victory over Vancouver Senior City League teams, dropping the first-place Athletics 6 to 2. The barnstormers bashed 14 hits off a pair of chuckers from the A’s with third baseman Shigeru Mizuhara leading the way with a double and two singles. Ross Edy and Frank Volpi of the Vancouverites both nicked the Nipponese hurling ace for a two-bagger and single.

Sawamura (W) and Nakayama
Gray (L), Bishop (8) and Volpi

(May 9)  Bolstered squads representing U.D.L. and Arnold & Quigley unlimbered their bludgeons to take both exhibition encounters with the touring Tokyo Giants. The fancy twirling of Bill Richardson baffled the Nippons in the afternoon contest and his U.D.L. mates pounded out 11 hits in a sweet 4 to 0 victory. Home runs by Harvey Storey, Hank Martinez and Joe McCarthy paced the reinforced Clothiers to a 10 to 6 win in the second game.
Richardson whiffed five and hung a five-hitter on the Tokyo nine in the early event. Bruce Thirsk and Hank Martinez each had a triad of base knocks for the Distillers in support of his effort on the knoll.

Hatafuku (L) and Nakayama
Richardson (W) and Volpi

Earl Lewis limited the Giants to just four hits in the nightcap as the Quigs pounded Russian-born Victor Starffin and reliever Eiji Sawamura for ten bingles including the three dingers.

Starffin, Sawamura (L) (7) and Nakayama
Lewis (W) and McCarthy

(May 11)  Arnold & Quigley shelled starter “Lefty” Wilkie for five early runs as they went on to demolish the Arrows 10 to 4 at Athletic Park. Winning southpaw George Boston was hardly effective either as the Transfermen got to him for 10 bingles. The trio of chuckers used in this fracas were generous with the free passes with 13 in all being issued. Earl Lewis of the Quigs pasted a double and two singles to lead all baton swingers.

Wilkie (L), Watchorn (4) and Henry 
Boston (W) and Trasolini

(May 12)  In a peppery scuffle at Athletic Park, the Athletics, behind the five-hit pitching of Hal Straight, won their fifth consecutive game by toppling U.D.L. 5 to 1. The undefeated A’s put a clinch on the ball game by scoring three times in the first two innings. Straight also faired well with the lumber, smacking a double and a one-bagger.

Musgrave (L), Muscutt (2) and A. Telosky
Straight (W) and Volpi

(May 13)  Pounding out 13 base blows, the Athletics chalked up their sixth straight victory, a 10 to 7 conquest of Arnold & Quigley. The Quigs had a 5 to 0 lead after two innings but then the A’s went to work, using their war clubs to dismantle starter Larry Holden and reliever George “Lefty” Boston in short order. Shortstop Hank Martinez of the victors provided the loftiest wallop of the contest, a fourth-inning round-tripper. Teammate Frank Volpi cracked a double and a brace of one-baggers. Outfielder Hal Lee singled on three occasions for the Clothiers.

L. Holden, Boston (L) (4) and Trasolini
Bishop (W) and Volpi

(May 16)  Doubleheader action at Athletic Park saw the unbeaten Athletics stop the Arrows 7 to 4 while Arnold & Quigley drubbed U.D.L. 12 to 1. Young Roy Holden tossed the A’s to their seventh straight win as he went the route on a seven-hitter in the afternoon affair.

R. Holden (W) and xxx
Watchorn (L), Yehle (5) and xxx

The Clothiers hammered U.D.L. starter Bill Richardson for six runs on 14 hits and lit into reliever Dave Gray for six more runs on six hits in the late contest.

Richardson (L), Gray and xxx
xxx (W) and xxx

(May 20)  The touring Tokyo Giants continued their jaunt through the Pacific Northwest when they duked it out with the league-leading Athletics of the Vancouver senior circuit and called it an evening with a 5 to 2 victory. 23-year old right-hander Kenichi Aoshiba baffled the Athletic swatsmiths with his blazing fastball and took the pitching decision by scattering eight bingles. Outfielder Haruyasu Nakajima led the victors at the dish with a double and one-bagger. Ross Edy stroked a pair of singles for the A’s.

Aoshiba (W) and Nakayama
Straight (L), Lewis (8) and Volpi

(May 22)  In their final tilt in Vancouver, the Tokyo Giants crossed swords with Arnold & Quigley and wound up on the long end of a 3 to 1 count. Both complete-game pitchers showed up well in the light-hitting contest. Winning heaver Eiji “Schoolboy” Sawamura rang up a total of 14 strikeouts and held the Quigs to just three hits including a triple and single by playing-manager Jimmy Watters. On the other side of the coin, Tommy Musgrave, on loan from U.D.L., distinguished himself with a sparkling five-hitter. Leadoff hitter Takeo Tabe picked up a brace of one-baggers for the Giants while outfielder Haruyasu Nakajima continued his hot hand with the bat, belting a solo home run.

Sawamura (W) and Nakayama
Musgrave (L) and Trasolini, Volpi

(May 23)  Arnold & Quigley laid a 14 to 7 pasting on the Arrows in the first game of a pre-holiday double-bill. The Athletics maintained their unbeaten streak in league play by knocking off the U.D.L. nine, in a close session, 4 to 3 in the finale. The Clothiers put the opening game on ice by scoring five times in the fifth inning and adding another six in the following canto. Leading their 14-hit assault were Harvey Storey and Eddie Holden who both cracked out three hits.

Boston (W), Wynne, Robson and Trasolini
Wilkie (L), Yehle, Holmes, Watchorn and Rea

The A’s manufactured a ninth-inning run in edging the Distillers in the late scuffle. Frank Volpi, Casey Jones and winning pitcher Bill Bishop of the victorious nine all stung the pill for a brace of safeties as did Hal Weinker and George Telosky of the Booze Brigade.

Bishop (W), Holden and Volpi
Gray, Richardson (L) and Turk

(May 25)  The Arrows defeated U.D.L. 5 to 2 in the matinee tussle of a holiday twin-bill. The evening affair saw the Athletics knocked from their unbeaten perch when they lost a 4 to 3 squeaker to Arnold & Quigley in ten innings.
In spite of acquiring just five hits, the Transfermen led all the way in the sunset event after scoring twice in the opening stanza. Charlie Miron had a home run for the victors.

Musgrave (L) and A. Telosky
Watchorn (W) and Turk

Norm Trasolini’s solo home run in the bottom of the tenth panel sent both the A’s and their southpaw chucker Hal Straight down to defeat for the first time in the campaign.

Straight (L) and Volpi
Lewis (W) and Trasolini

(May 27)  Elongated Arnold & Quigley outfielder, Hal Lee, broke up an extra-inning ball game at Athletic Park by clouting his first four-bagger of the season, a two-run shot, which hoisted the Clothiers to an 8 to 6 decision over the Athletics. The Quigs had to scramble for a ninth-inning run just to force overtime as Jimmy Morrison’s timely single drove in Harvey Storey to knot the count at 6 – 6. Lee had a single earlier in the contest to go along with his home run. Earl Lewis also had a round-tripper for the winners. 

Robson, Boston (1), L. Holden (W) (8) and Trasolini
Olsen (L) and Volpi

(May 29)  Scoring the only run of the ball game in the top of the eleventh inning, the Arrows added a 1 to 0 victory over U.D.L. to their season’s record. The loss for the Distillers kept them in the basement of the circuit and was a heartbreaker for Tommy Musgrave, diminutive U.D.L. slab artist. Deserving a better fate, Musgrave twirled a three-hitter but tossed away his own ball game in the second round of overtime. Taking advantage of Musgrave’s overthrow to first base on “Sandy” Henderson’s sacrifice bunt, playing-manager Johnny Nestman scampered from the initial sack home with the counter that carried the bacon. Billy Adshead, first baseman D. Carraher and Bruce Thirsk all singled twice in a losing cause.

Yehle (W) and Turk
Musgrave (L) and Parker

(May 30)  The Arrows won the afternoon portion of a double-dip, dropping Arnold & Quigley 7 to 2, while the top-dog Athletics disposed of lowly U.D.L. 7 to 3 in the follow-up skirmish. “Lefty” Wilkie of the Bow Missiles was in good form in the opener, fanning nine and yielding but five scattered hits which included a pair of singles by both Jimmy Watters and Jimmy Morrison. For the winners, Johnny Nestman, catcher Turk and Johnny Keith each picked up a pair of safeties with one of Keith’s blows falling in for two bases.

Wilkie (W) and Turk
Montank (L) Robson (9) and Trasolini

Winning pitcher Hal Straight and outfielder Frank Hall both belted circuit clouts for the A’s in the nightcap. Straight held the Distillers to four bingles while whiffing seven.

Straight (W) and Volpi
Gray (L), Muscutt (7) and Parker

(June 1)  The floundering gang of baseballers representing the United Distillers Limited took their eighth straight setback when they were kicked around by Arnold & Quigley 10 to 4 at Athletic Park. A home run by the Clothiers’ leadoff hitter Jimmy Watters on the very first pitch of the game was the signal for a shower of A & Q runs in the early innings. The game itself was a sloppily-played affair with a dozen errors being recorded, six to each side. Shortstop Harvey Storey had a double and single for the victors.

L. Holden (W) and Trasolini
Musgrave (L), Muscutt (2) and Parker

(June 3)  Tim Carlin, the Athletics’ latest import, made his mound debut at Athletic Park and emerged with a 2 to 1 decision over hillock opponent Earl Lewis and the Arnold & Quigley nine. A large crowd was treated to a sparkling pitching duel in which both chuckers were touched for just four hits. The efficient Lewis, however, gave away two of the bingles in the opening frame, costing him both counters made by the A’s. Coley Hall’s triple was the money hit of that canto, driving in Hank Martinez who had been hit by a pitch. Hall then plated the second marker for the winners on Casey Jones’ one-bagger. The Quigs got their singleton in the fourth when Carlin, who suffered spasms of wildness, gave up a two-out single to Eddie Holden which drove in one of the preceding runners who had walked. Jones had two singles for the A’s, the only player in the game to register more than one hit.

Lewis (L) and Trasolini
Carlin (W) and Volpi

(June 4)  Meeting for the second time on consecutive evenings, the first-place Athletics once again had the upper hand on Arnold & Quigley, dropping the Clothiers 7 to 6 in a contest laced with several extra-base blows. A couple of home runs, a triple and five doubles kept the fans well entertained. Out hit by a 10 to 7 margin, the A’s, through timely swatting, were able to put tallies on the scoreboard which kept them in the lead for the majority of the tilt. The Athletics’ “Casey” Jones and Hal Lee of the Quigs both slammed four-baggers. Ralph Stong of the winners clipped the pellet for a double and single while Jimmy Morrison of A & Q rapped a brace of doubles.

Montank (L), L. Holden (8) and Trasolini
Olsen (W), Jones (9) and and Volpi

(June  5)  Having four new faces in their lineup wasn’t sufficient to change the fortunes of U.D.L. as the Arrows extended their win streak to four games by handing the Distillers a ninth consecutive defeat, 5 to 3 being the score. The U.D.L. misfortune was not particularly prominent at the plate as the Whiskey Makers garnered 12 bingles off a brace of Arrow heavers, as many as the Transfermen, but only in the sixth panel were they able to bunch them for two of their runs. Playing-manager Johnny Nestman and catcher Ed Henry of the Projectiles shared the hitting honours for the evening with a triad of knocks apiece.

Musgrave (L), Muscutt (3) and Ennis
Wilkie (W), Yehle (6) and Henry

(June 6)  Moving along at the same clip with which they have led the league since the beginning of the season, the Athletics posted an extra-inning 11 to 10 win over U.D.L. in the curtain raiser of a twin-bill at Athletic Park while the Arrows turned in their fifth straight win in the late contest in slipping by Arnold & Quigley 8 to 6. The Distillers forged ahead in the top of the extra frame 10 to 8 after the teams had battled to an 8 – 8 stalemate in regulation time. In the bottom of the panel, Casey Jones ripped a two-run single which tied the contest once more. Then, Ralph Stong banged out a hit which brought home the winner. Jones had two homers during the contest and drove in seven of the runs garnered by the A’s.

Richardson, Gray (L) (8) and Ennis 
R. Holden, Carlin (4), Straight (W) (9) and Volpi

The Bow Missiles collected six runs in their first turn at bat, thanks chiefly to the timely base-clearing double of Johnny Keith who went on to have a four-hit performance at the platter. With those half-dozen counters, the Arrows were sitting pretty while the Clothiers were never able to fully recover.  

Boston (L), L. Holden (1) and Trasolini
Watchorn (W), Yehle (8) and Henry 

(June 9)  After absorbing ten straight defeats, the U.D.L. tribe stepped out against Arnold & Quigley, pounding Elmer Bray and his seventh-inning successor, Earl Lewis, for a total of 16 bingles in an 11 to 1 romp over the Men’s Wear nine.  Doug Muscutt copped the complete-game mound victory on a nine-hitter while fanning five. Frankie Plouf and Hal Weinker both laced a double plus a couple of one-baggers for the Booze barons. Jimmy Watters singled three times for the Quigs while teammate Eddie Holden homered and singled.

Muscutt (W) and Ennis
Bray (L), Lewis (7) and McCarthy

Standings                W     L     Pct.
Athletics               12     2    .857
Arnold & Quigley         8     7    .533
Arrows                   6     7    .462
U. D. L.                 2    12    .143  

(June 11)  The top-dog Athletics were licked 4 to 1 by the Arrows in ten innings of clever ball. Two very large home runs by Arrow swatters were responsible for the team’s sixth consecutive win. The first of these circuit-clouts came with two retired and nobody on in the top of the ninth inning when outfielder George Smith blasted a solo dinger off Russ Olsen for the first run of the game.  The A’s countered with a single tally in their half of the frame on catcher Frank Volpi’s RBI single. In the extra canto, Ted Clarke nailed an Olsen fast one for a three-run circuit-jack giving the Projectiles a three-run lead which stood up. Winning flinger “Lefty” Wilkie stymied the Athletics on four bingles, two by Hank Martinez, and whiffed 17 batters. He also collected a double and single at the dish.

Wilkie (W) and Henry
Olsen (L), Straight (10) and Volpi

(June 12)  Frank Hall took a called third strike from reliever Doug Muscutt with two out and the sacks full in the bottom of the ninth as the Athletics fell to the lowly U.D.L. tribe 8 to 7 at Athletic Park. Muscutt had come on to pitch after starter Dave Gray tired badly in the final canto and was in danger of completely blowing an 8 to 4 lead, a margin which had suddenly been reduced to a single counter. Ross Edy had a stellar evening offensively for the winners, gathering four hits and driving in three runs. Coley Hall ripped a double and a brace of one-baggers for the A’s.

Carlin (L), R. Holden (7) and Volpi
Gray (W), Muscutt (9) and Ennis

(June 13)  The Arrows continued their winning streak by turning back the strengthened U.D.L. squad 2 to 1 in the afternoon portion of a doubleheader. Arnold & Quigley staged a two-out rally in the fifth inning which netted them seven runs as they hammered the penthouse-dwelling Athletics 11 to 8 in the follow-up fracas. Fred Yehle chucked smart ball in the pinches for the Bow Missiles in the lid-lifter, yielding just six hits. Outfielder Bruce Thirsk’s four-bagger was the only run which he surrendered. Both teams registered six hits with shortstop McDonald of the Transfermen as well as Thirsk and reliever Doug Muscutt of the Fermentation Fellows collecting two apiece.

Yehle (W) and Henry
Richardson, Muscutt (L) (1) and Ennis

Frank Volpi of the A’s and A & Q’s Hal Lee belted homers in the late tussle with Volpi’s blast being a moonshot while Lee had to hustle for an inside-the-park round-tripper. Harvey Storey and Eddie Holden of the Quigs as well as the Athletics’ Frank Hall each contributed a double and single. One of the features of the game took place in the final inning when Roy Holden, pitching for the Athletics with brother Eddie a baserunner on the keystone sack for the Clothiers, managed to make another sibling, Larry, pop up to end the inning.   

Lewis (W), L. Holden (8) and McCarthy
Straight, Olsen (L) (5), R. Holden (5) and Volpi

(June 18)  Plating five counters in the fifth canto, the first-place Athletics stretched their lead atop the Senior City circuit with 7 to 4 win over the Arnold & Quigley gang. Tim Carlin pitched a seven-hitter and whiffed 11 in registering the knoll triumph. One of the bingles he surrendered was a three-run homer to outfielder Hal Lee in the third stanza. Carlin also did well with the stick, matching batterymate Frank Volpi for swatting honours with a double and two one-baggers.

Carlin (W) and Volpi
L. Holden (L), Boston (6), Robson (9) and Trasolini

(June 19)  The U.D.L. diamondeers picked up their fourth victory of the season, scoring nine times in the eighth panel to take a come-from-behind 11 to 6 decision from the third-place Arrows. Billy Adshead was the top swatsmith for the Distillers, belting a two-run homer and a single. Catcher Ed Henry paced the Projectiles at the dish, connecting for a double and one-bagger.

Staples, Muscutt (W) (7) and Ennis, A. Telosky (7)
Wilkie, Yehle (L) (8), Holmes (8) and Henry

(June 20)  Better than 4,000 fans filled the stands at Athletic Park for doubleheader action and witnessed the bottom-feeding U.D.L. diamond pastimers trimming the league-leading Athletics 9 to 3 to begin proceedings while the Arrows were putting away Arnold & Quigley 4 to 3 in the late scuffle to move into second spot in the standings. 
The Distillers put away the opener with a seven-run splurge in the fifth frame. Ross Edy’s bases-clearing triple followed by Chuck Correll’s two-run homer did most of the damage. Correll banged out a single to go along with his four-ply tater while Hank Martinez led the A’s with the bludgeon, nailing a double and one-bagger.

Musgrave (W) and A. Telosky
R. Holden (L), Straight (5) and Volpi

The pitching Lewis brothers, Earl and Bryan, faced each other in the finale. Trailing 3 to 1 as they came to bat in the bottom of the eighth frame, the Arrows responded with a three-spot on catcher Ed Henry’s two-run triple which tied the score and Charlie Miron’s single which drove in the winner.  

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

(June 22)  The suddenly-hot U.D.L. gang of baseballers reeled off another victory, a 9 to 0 blanking of the Arrows. It was a walkaway for the Distillers right from the outset as they pounced on losing chucker Fred Yehle for six bingles and as many runs in the first two innings. Winning flinger Don Gray was not even obliged to use his high, hard one. Although nicked for eight safeties, the U.D.L. slabman kept them well scattered and had no trouble in putting up “goose eggs” on the board throughout the contest. Billy Adshead and Frank Plouf garnered three bingles apiece for the Fermenters, including a double for both. Outfielder “Sandy” Henderson led the Projectiles at the dish with a trio of one-baggers.

Gray (W) and A. Telosky
Yehle (L), Wilkie (2), Watchorn (9) and Henry

(June 23)  Two of the longest home runs of the season were cracked off the smooth delivery of Doug Muscutt, both within a very few minutes of the fourth inning. With these circuit-smashes by Hal Lee and Harvey Storey, plus a dash of Elmer Bray’s sterling twirling, Arnold & Quigley were able to cool off the U.D.L. tribe 5 to 2. Muscutt and Bray were both nicked for nine safeties but the big difference was the timing and distance of the blows. Storey, Norm Trasolini and Eddie Holden of the Quigs as well as Bruce Thirsk of the Booze Barons each collected a brace of base knocks.

Bray (W) and Trasolini
Muscutt (L) and A. Telosky

(June 24)  What was for seven innings a pitcher’s duel at Athletic Park wound up as a terrific orgy of base hits and runs as the Athletics increased their Senior City Baseball League lead with an 8 to 6 conquest of the Arrows. The A’s put the game on ice with a five-spot in the top of the ninth. “Casey” Jones topped the lumber slingers for the victors, smashing a solo four-bagger in the sixth canto after driving in the initial counter for the A’s on a first-frame single. Charlie Miron picked up three singles for the Bow Missiles.

Carlin (W), Straight (9) and Volpi
Watchorn (L), Holmes (9) and Henry

(June 25)  Earl Lewis had a rather easy time on the knoll as the Arnold & Quigley gang of ball tossers knocked off a lackadaisical crew of Arrows 8 to 2. Three runs in the first inning and three more in the fourth by the Quigs just about sewed up the ball game for Lewis who checked in with an eight-hitter. The Cartage Crew played indifferently and deserved to lose. Hal Lee was the big gun at the plate for the Clothiers, slamming a circuit-clout and a single. Teammate Jimmy Morrison registered two doubles and a one-bagger while Johnny Keith singled twice for the Projectiles.

Lewis (W) and Trasolini
McGuire (L) and Henry

(June 26)  For the second time within a week, the U.D.L. underdogs knocked off the top-notch Athletics, this time edging out a 4 to 3 verdict. Bill Richardson made his first mound appearance for the Distillers in several weeks and tamed the A’s with his sinker ball to garner the pitching laurels. Although giving up 11 bingles, when runners were on base and the heat was on, Richardson showed his best. Bruce Thirsk and Ross Edy both singled twice for the Whiskey Makers while third baseman Pat Thomas picked up three one-baggers for the losers.

Richardson (W) and A. Telosky
R. Holden (L), Straight (7) and Volpi

(June 27)  The Athletics and U.D.L. claimed victories in doubleheader play at Athletic Park. The A’s climbed aboard the pitching of their new tosser, Ed Brown, and blanked the Arrows 2 to 0 in the opening event while the Distillers went home with a 3 to 2 edge on Arnold & Quigley when a cloudburst shortened the second game to six frames.
The afternoon affair was a pitcher’s battle between Brown and Earl Lewis with only three scattered one-baggers being credited by clubbers from the Transfermen off the slants of Brown. Tommy Kennedy and Frank Volpi both registered a couple of safeties for the victors with a double being included in Kennedy’s sum of swats.

Brown (W) and Volpi
Lewis (L) and Turk

Tommy Musgrave was the prime beneficiary of the rain-shortened second contest as he got credit for the abbreviated win with a four-hitter while ringing up seven strikeouts. Rival shortstops, Frank Plouf of the Distillers and the Clothiers’ Harvey Storey, both picked up a brace of base knocks with Plouf’s total encompassing a two-bagger.

Robson (L) and Trasolini
Musgrave (W) and G. Telosky

(June 29)  The Arrows continued in free fall, suffering their fourth straight licking, a 5 to 1 setback at the hands of the Athletics. The A’s grabbed an early 3 to 0 lead and sailed to the win behind the seven-hit pitching of Hal Straight. Ralph Stong slugged a home run and RBI single for the winners. “Sandy” Henderson doubled and singled for the Cartage Crew. “Lefty” Wilkie, pitching in relief, was somewhat of a paradox on the hill, walking six, yet was effective enough to strike out 13.

Straight (W) and Volpi
Watchorn (L), Wilkie (2) and Henry

Standings            W      L      Pct.
Athletics            16     7     .696
Arnold & Quigley     11    10     .524
Arrows                9    13     .409
U. D. L.              8    14     .364 

(June 30)  U.D.L. continued to raise Cain, pounding out 20 base blows off three Arnold & Quigley chuckers in a 17 to 1 victory. Casey Jones and Hal Weinker contributed circuit-clouts to combine for seven runs driven in. Weinker finished with four hits while fellow Distillery mates, Billy Adshead and Andy Telosky, garnered three.

Kershaw (W) and A. Telosky
Bray (L), Boston (4), Robson (8) and McCarthy

(July 1)  Two bumper Dominion Day crowds saw baseball’s bearded beauties, the original House of David, split an exhibition doubleheader at Athletic Park. After scoring a 3 to 0 win over the Arrows in the afternoon affair, the barnstormers were trimmed by the bolstered Athletics 10 to 6 in the sunset event.

Nusser (W) and xxx
Yehle (L) and xxx

Henry (L), Nusser (3) and xxx
Carlin (W) and xxx

(July 6)  After Harvey Storey of Arnold & Quigley smacked a three-run homer in the initial canto, fine elbowing by the Arrows’ “Lefty” Wilkie produced nothing on the scoreboard except horse collars for the Quigs during the remainder of the contest, a game in which the Projectiles won 6 to 3. A five-run third inning for the Transfermen, capped by Johnny Keith’s two-run round-tripper, proved to be the turning point in the game. Storey continued his torrid hitting for the season, swatting four bingles.

Wilkie (W) and Henry
Boston (L), L. Holden (3) and Trasolini

Standings                W     L      Pct.
Athletics               17     7     .708
Arnold & Quigley        12    12     .500
Arrows                  10    14     .416
U. D. L.                 9    15     .375 

(July 8)  The touring Kansas City Monarchs opened a two-game stand by pasting the fumbling United Distillery Limited squad 17 to 4. The Distillers kept reasonably close to the Monarchs in acquiring base hits, collecting 14 to 15 for the vagabonds but, when it came to the defensive aspect of the game, were clearly inept, donating seven miscues while the invaders were flawless afield. Third baseman Patterson and shortstop Brown both cranked a brace of circuit-clouts.

Wilson, Kranson (W) (1) and Else
Musgrave (L), Gray (6), Richardson (7) and Volpi

(July 9)  Coley Hall allowed the Vancouver Senior City Leaguers to gain a split with the Kansas City Monarchs as he homered, tripled and singled in leading the Athletics to a 6 to 4 triumph over the Colored Caperers. Left-hander Hal Straight of the A’s was tough in the clutch in taking the mound decision.

Wilson (W), Cooper (6) and Else
Straight (W) and Volpi

(July 11)  U.D.L. captured the first game of a doubleheader, 5 to 2, from Arnold & Quigley while the Athletics dropped the evening extravaganza 2 to 1 to the Arrows. Jim Robertson and Jimmy Ennis both drove in a pair of runs for the Distillers in the matinee match as Ernie Kershaw out pitched Quig ace, Earl Lewis.

Kershaw (W) and Ennis
Lewis (L) and Trasolini, McCarthy

In spite of out-hitting the Bow Missiles by a comfortable nine to four margin in the late tussle, the A’s were only able to dent the armor of “Lefty” Wilkie for one run as the Arrow portsider received some sensational support from his mates. Tim Carlin was the hard luck loser. Hank Martinez of the Athletics picked up a double and single to lead all bludgeoners. Johnny Keith was best with the lumber for the Cartage Crew, singling twice.

Wilkie (W) and Henry
Carlin (L) and Volpi

(July 13)  The Athletics moved 6 1/2 games in front of the pack after a scratchy 3 to 2 triumph over runner-up Arnold & Quigley. The Lambasting Latins, Hank “Marty” Martinez and Frank Volpi, led the way for the A’s with some hefty hitting. Between the two of them, they gathered five of the eight bingles raked off losing chucker Larry Holden. Norm Trasolini did some tall clouting for the Clothiers, doubling twice and adding a single.

L. Holden (L) and Trasolini
Straight (W) and Volpi

Standings                  W     L      Pct.
Athletics                 19     8     .703
Arnold & Quigley          12    14     .461
Arrows                    11    15     .423
U. D. L.                  10    15     .400 

(July 14)  The U.D.L. baseballers escaped the cellar of the Senior City loop for the first time in more than half the season when they shellacked the Arrows 9 to 0 to send the Projectiles into last place. Ernie Kershaw, in earning his third straight mound triumph for the Whiskey Makers, was brilliant in chalking up the shutout victory, allowing six hits and fanning 11 of the opposition. Newcomer Ernie Sunderland was lit up for 11 base knocks, three by outfielder Bruce Thirsk, in absorbing the defeat. Third sacker Hal Weinker doubled twice and played a sizzling game defensively at the hot corner.

Kershaw (W) and Ennis
Sunderland (L) and Henry

(July 15)  Twenty-four hours after being dumped into the basement, the Arrows came out and unloaded a barrage of 18 bingles to down Arnold & Quigley 8 to 5 and, in the process, nosed ahead of the United Distillers nine by mere percentage points. Ted Clarke carried the Arrow hitting torch, going five-for-five at the dish. Outfielder George Smith also was hot with the hickory for the Transfermen, slamming a two-run triple and a brace of one-baggers. 

Boston (L), L. Holden (6) and Trasolini
Wilkie (W) and Henry

(July 17)  The United Distillers Limited band of diamondeers, with Bill Richardson in the pitching saddle, grabbed a close 3 to 2 decision from the top-dog Athletics. The Distillers led all the way and withstood a ninth-inning comeback attempt by the A’s to nose out the victory. Tim Carlin suffered another mound defeat in which Lady Luck was just not on his side. He struck out seven and allowed only six hits but unsteady defensive work by his mates cost him the clinching run. Bill Pate and Frank Volpi of the A’s emerged as the game’s two most potent baton swingers, each spanking the horsehide for a double and single.

Carlin (L) and Volpi
Richardson (W) and Ennis

(July 18)  The Athletics booted the ball for five miscues in dropping a 6 to 5 game to Arnold & Quigley in the curtain-raiser of a doubleheader. A large crowd of 4,000 sat in on the second fixture and witnessed a 7 to 4 win by U.D.L. over the Arrows. A homer by Harvey Storey, one of three hits that he acquired during the match, climaxed a three-run Quig stand that clinched the opener. Clothiers’ second baseman Jimmy Morrison helped his average by clicking for a pair of safeties.

R. Holden (L) and Volpi
E. Lewis (W) and Trasolini

Versatile U.D.L. infielder Frank Plouf pounded a pair of home runs in the late tussle as he and teammates Billy Adshead and Jim Robertson each came up with three base blows. Adshead’s sum of swats included a two-ply clout. The hard-hitting Ted Clarke shone for the defeated Projectiles, lighting up winning chucker Ernie Kershaw for a round-tripper, a double and a one-bagger.

Kershaw (W) and Ennis
Olsen (L), B. Lewis (8) and Henry 

(July 20)  Saving himself for the numerous pinches that confronted him during nine innings, Hal Straight pitched smartly in earning a 1 to 0 mound tussle for the Athletics against Tommy Musgrave and the U.D.L. tribe. Musgrave was superb in defeat, surrendering but three safeties, all singles, while Straight was nicked for eight one-baggers. Unfortunately for Musgrave, two of the raps he yielded came in the sixth panel when the A’s tallied the contest’s lone run. Even more discouraging for the Distillery flinger stemmed from the fact that both runners crossed the plate on a single wild heave that he made. Hal Weinker and Ross Edy , both with two singles, were the only swatters with more than one bingle.

Musgrave (L) and Ennis
Straight (W) and Volpi

(July 21)  The Arrows had the sweet combination of smart pitching and timely hitting in beating the flying Athletics 7 to 2 before an appreciative audience at Athletic Park. Clouting the horsehide for 13 bingles, a number of them in clutch situations, the Bow Missiles rode the adept hurling of Wheat Province transplant “Lefty” Wilkie into a rather comfortable conquest. Wilkie stopped the A’s on six bingles, whiffed eight and passed one batter. Ted Clarke was the hitting star of the tussle, belting a double and two singles for the Transfermen. Ex-Athletic Coley Hall, Charlie Miron and shortstop Hec McDonald all lit up loser Bill Pate for a double and single.

Pate (L) and Volpi
Wilkie (W) and Henry 

(July 22)  Sailing along behind the three-hit pitching of veteran Larry Holden, Arnold & Quigley cracked out three doubles and a home run off Doug Muscutt in handing U.D.L. a 3 to 0 setback. Second baseman Jimmy Morrison’s double in the second inning resulted in the first of the three A & Q markers. A passed ball and an error which followed, allowed him to score. Two more doubles in the fifth, by Harvey Storey and Charlie Miron, plated the second tally. Hal Lee’s solo four-bagger in the sixth ended the scoring.

Muscutt (L) and Telosky
L. Holden (W) and Trasolini, McCarthy (6) 

(July 23)  A bolstered Arnold & Quigley nine sent the visiting Bellingham WA baseballers back home with a 5 to 4 defeat after an interesting exhibition match. Several alumni from the Vancouver Senior City Circuit appeared in the lineup for the Washingtonians.

Dailey, E. Bray (L) (4), Isekite (8) and Padovan
Carlin (W) and Volpi

(July 24)  From the assorted slants of Arnold & Quigley pitching ace, Earl “Birdlegs” Lewis, the Arrows were able to glean only three bingles and were accordingly shoved deeper into the cellar of the Vancouver Senior City League after absorbing an 8 to 0 whitewashing. Outfielders Eddie Holden and Hal Lee each pounded three of the Clothiers’ 12 hits with a two-bagger being included in Holden’s total.

Wilkie (L), Jowett (7) and Henry
Lewis (W) and Trasolini

(July 25)  Two hurling Holden brothers were on the wrong end of decisions in an Athletic Park twin-bill. Still green Roy could not help the Athletics avoid an 8 to 1 pasting by the Arrows in the matinee event as he was rocked for five runs in two innings. The veteran Larry was pounded for 11 bingles in the nightcap as U.D.L. won 5 to 1 over Arnold & Quigley. Russ Olsen, an Athletic castoff, set his old buddies down on three hits in earning the afternoon game mound win.

Olsen (W) and xxx
R. Holden (L), xxx (3) and xxx

Ernie Kershaw picked up his fourth straight hillock decision for the Distillers in the owl encounter. Everyone in the U.D.L. lineup but Billy Adshead cracked at least a single off the senior Holden. Kershaw manufactured the initial counter with a third-inning home run. Harvey Storey supplied most of the power for the victors, bashing a home run and triple.

L. Holden (L) and xxx
Kershaw (W) and xxx 

(July 27)  Oozing with confidence at the plate, the U.D.L. bashers did some healthy socking of the offerings laid up by Arrow ball tossers at Athletic Park, hammering the Bow Missiles 11 to 3. From the first inning onward, it was a one-sided affair as the Distillers pounded out 13 hits and were ably assisted with four errors and eight walks. Bruce Thirsk and Hal Weinker each drilled a trio of base blows for the Booze Barons with a double included for Thirsk and a three-bagger for Weinker.

Wilkie (L), Jowett (1), Yehle (7) and Henry
Richardson (W), Musgrave (5) and Telosky

(July 28)  U.D.L. took a 7 to 5 verdict from Arnold & Quigley to move past the Clothiers into second place in the Senior City League. A & Q’s Les Webber, late of the Seattle Indians, got his first taste of mound action in the Vancouver loop and was greeted unceremoniously by the Distillers who raked six runs off him during the first three innings. Infielder Frankie Plouf led the winners with the war club, smacking a triple plus three singles. Ross Edy had a double and two one-baggers. Norm Trasolini homered for the vanquished nine off winning tosser Dave Gray.

Webber (L) and Trasolini
Gray (W), Muscutt (8) and Telosky

(July 29)  A screaming single off the bat of Norm Trasolini in the bottom of the tenth inning drove in Harvey Storey with the winning marker as the Arnold & Quigley troupe of baseballers squeezed out a 3 to 2 victory over the Athletics. Earl Lewis and Tim Carlin had been battling for mound supremacy through nine innings before Trasolini’s walkoff hit in overtime. Jimmy Watters paced the winners offensively with a triple and double. Bill Pate had a double plus a brace of one-baggers for the A’s.

Carlin (L) and Volpi
Lewis (W) and McCarthy

(July 30)  The Athletics blanked the the much-improved U.D.L. nine 3 to 0 as moundsmen Hal Straight and Ernie Kershaw put on a performance that was easily the best pitched game of the season. Straight was at his finest, walking nary a batter while limiting the Distillers to just four hits. Only one runner made it as far as second base. Kershaw, in suffering his initial loss of the campaign, whiffed nine and gave up eight hits, two to outfielder Tommy Kennedy.                                                                      

Straight (W) and Volpi
Kershaw (L) and Telosky

(July 31)  Leading 4 to 2 after eight innings of play, the Athletics faltered in the ninth, allowing three preventable counters which gave the Arrows a 5 to 4 win. The A’s had led from the bottom of the first frame when Frank Volpi had nailed one of Russ Olsen’s high curves over the left field wall for a three-run dinger. Come the ninth canto when shortstop Hec McDonald and Aldon Wilkie, batting for Olsen, led off with singles. “Sandy” Henderson advanced both and was safe himself when his attempted sacrifice bunt fell in for a hit. Then, when Ted Clarke flew out for the first out, Ralph Stong whipped the ball in the direction of the plate in anticipation of McDonald tagging up and attempting to score. However, McDonald held his ground at the hot corner while catcher Volpi and pitcher Roy Holden looked at each other near the dish deciding who was going to take the throw. The momentary brain-freeze saw the ball ricochet through to the stands where Volpi, in his haste to recover, tossed it wildly toward Holden at the dish, the horsehide landing in the dugout which is an automatic free base. So two runners were in to tie the game. George Smith was safe on a fielder’s choice as Henderson was nipped at the plate for the second out on a sweet play by shortstop Bert Mann. Coley Hall then strode to the plate with fire in his eyes. The ex- A’s playing-manager loved nothing better than sticking it to his former team and he delivered in spades, crushing the pill for a two-bagger as Smith crossed the dish with the lead run. In the last half of the stanza, the Athletics appeared dazed and failed to look dangerous.

Olsen, Wilkie (W) (9) and Henry
R. Holden (L) and Volpi

(August 1)  Arnold & Quigley senior leaguers turned back the peppery Arrow outfit 5 to 2 before a large and appreciative audience at Athletic Park. Both teams racked up 12 hits although only two fell in for extra-bases, both being doubles. With the score tied 2 – 2 after six frames, the Quigs went ahead to stay with a two-spot in the seventh after Coley Hall’s error at first gave Jimmy Watters a life. Hal Lee’s base hit eventually plated Watters and Lee was later driven in on a single by Harvey Storey, one of four hits compiled by the A & Q shortstop. Rival short patcher Hec McDonald paced the Transfermen offensively with three bingles.

Webber (W) and McCarthy
Wilkie (L) and Henry

(August 3)  Overcoming a two-run deficit, the Arrows scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning in defeating U.D.L. 4 to 2. Out hit by an 11 to 6 margin over the course of the game, the Bow Missiles entered their final turn at bat having collected only two of that sum. Then things began to happen with the rapidity of a three-alarm fire. After two had been retired and with a pair of ducks on the pond, Charlie Miron doubled to bring both runners home and tie the score. An error and a walk followed and Hec McDonald, with his second hit of the contest, drove both homeward to end the scoring. Frankie Plouf and “Casey” Jones led the Distillers with the baton, each stroking a brace of one-baggers.

Jowett (W), Olsen (9) and Henry
Musgrave (L), Muscutt (9) and Telosky

(August 4)  Packing dynamite in their war clubs, the United Distillers Limited exploded for 25 base blows, several of them for extra bases, in slaughtering Arnold & Quigley 17 to 0 in the most one-sided skirmish of the season. Every member of the victors clouted at least one safety. Hal Weinker was the shining star with the willow, bludgeoning five singles and a triple. While his mates were lambasting the horsehide to all corners of Athletic Park, winning chucker Ernie Kershaw had his bewitching curves working well and, although touched for ten safeties, was able to post a shutout. He also rattled four singles with the lumber. Ross Edy also had four safeties, two of them doubles while Frankie Plouf belted the game’s lone four-bagger to go along with a single. 

Kershaw (W) and Telosky
Boston (L), L. Holden (2), Robson (8) and Trasolini 

(August 5)  The Athletics scored twice in each of the first and third innings and hung on to defeat Arnold & Quigley 4 to 3. Playing-manager Frank Volpi led the winners at the plate, securing a triple plus a pair of singles. Harvey Storey of the Clothiers continued his quest for a batting title when he singled three times.

Lewis (L) and Trasolini
Carlin (W) and Volpi

(August 7)  A reinforced group of Arnold & Quigley baseballers staved off a late rally by the Mexican Aztecas to defeat the tourists 5 to 4 in an exhibition tilt at Athletic Park. Second baseman Jimmy Morrison had three singles for the Quigs.

Perez (L) and Ybarra
Webber, Wilkie (W) (5) and Volpi

(August 8)  The Athletics took advantage of four U.D.L. errors to take a 6 to 3 decision from the Distillers. Catcher Andy Telosky made the most costly muff, dropping a seventh-inning force-out throw at the plate which resulted in two unearned markers. During the same inning, another pair of miscues followed which generated a further two-spot on the scoreboard for the A’s. The Whiskey Makers out hit the winners by an 8 to 6 margin. nary a player from either club managed more than one base hit.

Pate (W) and Volpi
Richardson(L), Muscutt (7) and Telosky

(August 10)  With “Lefty’' Wilkie serving up nothing but goose eggs for scoreboard watchers, the Arrows made quick work of the U.D.L. squad, blanking the Booze Barons 6 to 0. The Saskatchewan portsider rang up 14 strikeouts and allowed just four hits in recording the hillock win. Meanwhile, the Arrow bludgeoners were accumulating ten base raps, a triple and single by Wilkie included. Scoring three in the first and another in the second panel, the Bow Missiles went into cruise control as it was evident the game was theirs. Outfielder Ted Clarke had three hits for the victors, a double being part of that sum.

Kershaw (L, Musgrave (4) and Telosky
Wilkie (W) and Henry

(August 11)  Right-hander Les Webber threw a six-hit shutout as Arnold & Quigley blanked the struggling Athletics 8 to 0. Breaking open a close game in the middle innings, the Clothiers rang up three-spots in both the fifth and six frames to take the steam out of the A’s. Third baseman Lorne Campbell picked up three singles for the Quigs while teammates Joe McCarthy and Don Moore were each good for a pair.

Webber (W) and McCarthy
Carlin (L), R. Holden (7) and Volpi

(August 14)  Two hits and an error accounted for a pair of tenth-inning runs which lifted U.D.L. to a 10 to 8 victory over the Athletics. The triumph for the Distillers moves them into a tie for third spot in the Senior City loop with the Arrows. The Whiskey Wizards have outfielder Bruce Thirsk to thank for keeping them in the game and allowing them the opportunity to win in overtime. It was his grand-slam home run in the fourth canto that lifted them from being in arrears by three runs to a temporary 7 to 6 lead. Frankie Plouf also nailed a circuit-clout for the winners to go along with a single. In addition to his grand-salami, Thirsk also swatted a brace of one-baggers.

Kershaw, Musgrave (W) (3) and Telosky
Pate (L) and Volpi

(August 15)  The hustling Arrows claimed a 6 to 4 win over Arnold & Quigley to move into a second-place tie with the Quigs, half a game in front of U.D.L. in the petulant drive for a playoff spot. A tiring Russ Olsen went the route for the Projectiles, allowing ten hits and fanning an equal number. The Clothiers had an early lead but Coley Hall’s RBI double evened things up. Charlie Miron socked one of loser Earl Lewis’ uncontrolled pitches over the fence for a three-run homer. Miron and Eddie Holden, on opposite teams, had good nights at the plate, each getting three hits.

Lewis (L), Webber and xxx
Olsen (W) and xxx

(August 17)  Threatened with being thrust into the cellar position of the Senior City League, the Arnold & Quigley baseballers responded with an 18-hit offensive display which netted them a 9 to 6 victory over the United Distillery Limited. It was a heavy-hitting affair which saw the U.D.L. gang cycle ten hits from their system. The lead changed hands a few times before the Quigs broke though with a pair in the seventh to snap a 6 – 6 tie, then padding their lead with a single counter in the eighth canto. Heading the hit parade for the winners were Don Moore and Earl Lewis who both cuffed four base knocks. Moore’s quartet of raps had a couple of doubles thrown in. Eddie Holden of the Clothiers and United’s Hal Weinker both smacked a round-tripper and a single.

Kershaw (L), Musgrave (4), Muscutt (5) and Telosky
Webber (W) and McCarthy

Standings                  W      L      Pct.
Athletics                 23     16     .590
Arnold & Quigley          19     20     .487
Arrows                    18     20     .474
U. D. L.                  18     22     .450  

(August 19)  With portsider Aldon Wilkie, Saskatchewan ex-patriot, who now dispenses suds in Vancouver, and young Tim Carlin on the hillock, fans at Athletic Park were treated to a fine exhibition of pitching in which both chuckers doled out but six hits. Wilkie, and the Arrows, came out on top of the joust with a 2 to 0 conquest of the Athletics and Carlin. Wilkie’s shutout success was mainly due to his shooting fastball and a sweeping curve, both of which sent eight of the A’s back to the dugout as strikeout victims. The Cartage Crew took advantage of two errors made by first baseman Bill Pate in the second inning to grab a 1 to 0 lead. George Smith’s seventh-inning double was also worth an insurance counter. Smith and Ralph Stong of the A’s led their teams with the lumber, both acquiring two hits.

Carlin (L) and Volpi
Wilkie (W) and Henry 

(August 21)  The smooth-performing St. Louis Blues put down a ninth-inning rally by the reinforced Arnold & Quigley aggregation to edge the Clothiers 5 to 4 in an entertaining exhibition scuffle. Trailing 5 to 2 entering the bottom of the ninth, the Quigs struck for a pair of markers and had the sacks full with two outs when “Casey” Jones, always a dangerous clouter with runners on base, took a called third strike on a full count to end the tussle.

I. Barnes (W) and Caston
Richardson (L), Lewis (4), Gray (8) and Trasolini

(August 22)  The St. Louis Blues took another tight game from Vancouver opposition, squeezing past the bolstered Athletics 3 to 2 in the opener of a Senior City double-bill. The regular league tilt featured U.D.L. and the Arrows in the follow-up match, a clash captured by Distillers 4 to 2 after 16 innings of high-tension baseball. A homer over the right field fence by outfielder McIntosh of the Blues gave the tourists the margin of victory in the matinee fracas.

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

Winning flinger Tommy Musgrave’s two-run double in the top half of the seventh extra canto put U.D.L. ahead and, after Charlie Miron’s two-out double had driven in Ted Clarke to narrow the deficit to one, the last-ditch Arrow rally fizzled when Ed Henry was called out on strikes without moving his bat from his shoulders. Clarke had a home run for the Distillers as did Hal Weinker of the Transfermen.

Musgrave (W) and Telosky
Olsen (L) and Henry 

(August 24)  The Arrows virtually eliminated U.D.L. from playoff contention with a 5 to 4 win over the Distillers at Athletic Park. “Lefty” Wilkie went the route on the knoll to take the mound decision. Led by outfielder Ted Clarke, who slapped the horsehide for three hits, including a four-ply shot over the right field wall in the opening panel, the Arrows kept on top of the Fermenters all the way.

Wilkie (W) and Henry 
Kershaw (L), Muscutt (6) and Telosky

(August 25)  The Athletics, having locked up first place in the Senior City circuit some time ago, kept the race for second-spot wide open when they edged Arnold & Quigley 2 to 1. The A’s plated a pair of counters in the opening frame and then rode the three-hit pitching of Bill Pate to capture the narrow victory. Pate went 8 1/3 innings before Hal Straight recorded the final two outs. Earl Lewis pitched well in defeat, giving up eight hits, including two garnered by third baseman Pat Thomas.

Pate (W), Straight (9) and Volpi
Lewis (L) and McCarthy

(August 26)  In a battle for second place, the Arnold & Quigley diamondeers closed out the Senior City League regular schedule by defeating the Arrows 5 to 2, taking the runner-up spot and relegating the Projectiles to third place in the final standings. Winning pitcher Les Webber held the Arrows to just six hits and three of them came in the last inning when the Booze Barons scored their only two tallies. Eddie Holden and Andy Telosky both had two safeties in pacing the 9-hit A & Q offense.

Jowett (L) and Henry
Webber (W) and Telosky

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

(August 28)  Discharging their long-range artillery, the Arrows took the first game in the City Senior playoffs when they dumped Arnold & Quigley 10 to 3. The Cartage Crew unloaded on a pair of A & Q chuckers for 17 base blows while the Clothiers were no shrinking violets with the baton either, smacking 14 safeties off the slants of winning tosser “Lefty” Wilkie who whiffed nine and was seldom in difficulty, always having a substantial lead. “Sandy” Henderson and Charlie Miron of the Transfermen, along with Earl Lewis of the Quigs, each picked up four hits in the contest. Henderson’s safeties were all singles while Miron had a double and three singles. Lewis had the best card, blasting a round-tripper, another for two bags while the other pair went for one base each. Hal Lee cranked a solo circuit-clout for the vanquished nine.

L. Holden (L), Boston (3) and Telosky
Wilkie (W) and Henry

(August 29)  Punching the pill in the pinches, the Arrows handily defeated Arnold & Quigley 7 to 1 to take a stranglehold on their semi-final showdown. Russ Olsen,with a well-controlled fastball and an ordinary curve which he protected by keeping it on the corners, limited the A & Q nine to four hits, one of them a home run by Hal Lee. The Bow Missiles got to loser Earl Lewis, lacking his usual cagey control, for 13 safeties. Coley Hall had three hits for the Projectiles, one of them a three-bagger. Charlie Miron, Ted Clarke and Johnny Keith all had a brace for the victors while Eddie Holden was the top swatter for the losers  with a pair of raps.

Olsen (W) and Henry
Lewis (L) and Telosky

(September 2)  The Arrows vanquished Arnold & Quigley 5 to 2 to easily capture their semi-final showdown with the Clothiers in three straight games. Aldon “Lefty” Wilkie pitched his second win of the playoffs, baffling the Quigs with his crossfire, assortment of benders and splendid control. The result of the contest was essentially a foregone conclusion after one inning had been played when the Transfermen plated three counters. Wilkie was also a force to be reckoned with at the plate, slapping two singles and a double.

Webber (L) and Telosky
Wilkie (W) and Henry

Finals (best-of-seven) 
Arrows vs Athletics

(September 4)  Maintaining the full head of steam derived from their semi-final victory, the Arrows clipped the regular-schedule leading Athletics 5 to 4 in the opening match of the Vancouver senior circuit finals. Russ Olsen went the route on the hillock for the triumph. Outfielder Ted Clarke of the Projectiles acquitted himself best of all hitters in the joust, clubbing three hits which drove in a pair of counters while playing-manager Coley Hall contributed a double and single.

Carlin, Straight (L) (1) and Volpi
Olsen (W) and Henry

(September 5)  The Athletics deadlocked the Senior City finals at a game apiece, posting a narrow 6 to 5 win over the Arrows. In a daring move, speedy second baseman Hank Martinez of the A’s raced all the way from the keystone sack on a fielder’s choice, sliding into home in a cloud of dust with the winning counter in the bottom of the ninth, climaxing a come-from-behind effort. Winning pitcher Tim Carlin and third baseman Charlie Miron of the Cartage Crew shared batting honours with a trio of base raps each.

Jowett, Yehle (1), Olsen (L) (8) and Henry
Carlin (W) and Volpi

(September 7)  Poor defensive play coupled with their inability to capitalize on the sore-armed deliveries of “Lefty” Wilkie, defined the Athletics’ performance in a 9 to 6 loss to the Arrows in the third meeting of their final series.  The A’s were able to knock the Saskatchewan portsider around for 12 hits and six runs, normally enough to claim victory, but their ineptness afield and the clouting of the Bow Missiles did them in. Second baseman Martinez and outfielder Ross Edy both claimed three hits for the Athletics with a double included in Edy’s total. Wilkie singled three times in supporting his own cause.

Pate (L), R. Holden (6) and Volpi
Wilkie (W) and Henry 

(September 9)  A wild pitch uncorked by losing chucker Russ Olsen in the bottom of the ninth frame allowed the Athletics to plate the winning counter as they defeated the Arrows 4 to 3 to tie the City Senior circuit final series at two games each. The A’s had begun their last turn at bat, trailing 3 to 2. Ross Edy, with an infield single, and Ralph Stong, with a base on balls, engineered the comeback. Both runners advanced a base on a sacrifice by Bill Pate. Frank Hall’s slow infield roller allowed Edy to cross the plate with the tying marker as Stong held his ground at the keystone sack. Winning pitcher Tim Carlin then singled sharply to right field but Stong only got as far as third base. He scored a minute later when Olsen unloaded his fatal wild heave. Hank Martinez had a triple and double for the winners while shortstop Jim Robertson of the Transfermen hit a double and one-bagger. 

Olsen (L) and Henry
Carlin (W) and Volpi

(September 14)  The Athletics took their first lead in the Vancouver Senior City Baseball final series after disposing of the Arrows 7 to 4 at Athletic Park. Home runs in the first and third innings by Bert Mann and his keystone combo partner Hank Martinez provided the A’s with the momentum to capture the fifth game and take a three games to two lead in the finals. Neither pitcher of record had his best stuff as winner Hal Straight was rocked for 11 hits and defeated Arrow chucker “Lefty” Wilkie was shelled for 13 bingles. Outfielder George Smith of the Projectiles emerged as the contest’s best swatter, claiming a double and a pair of one-baggers.

Straight (W) and Volpi
Wilkie (L) and Henry

(September 15)  The Arrows stopped the romping Athletics 2 to 1 at Athletic Park to square the count at three-all in the Senior City finals and send the series into a seventh and deciding game. Both teams registered six hits. George Smith’s solo homer in the fourth accounted for the initial Arrow counter and the Projectiles added a second run in the sixth. First baseman Bill Pate drove in the lone tally for the A’s with a seventh-inning single. Charlie Miron of the Transfermen and the Athletics’ Hank Martinez, with two hits each, were the leading stickers in the light-hitting contest.

Olsen (W) and Henry
Carlin (L) and Volpi

(September 16)  After four attempts, the Arrows finally reached their goal of winning the Vancouver Senior City Baseball League championship. They did so in wild fashion, thumping the Athletics 19 to 9 in a game seven slugfest at Athletic Park wherein sore-armed and fatigued chuckers from both teams were battered for a total of 36 hits, 20 by the winning nine. The Arrows took control of the game with a seven-run outburst in the fourth frame with Charlie Miron and Ted Clarke providing home runs, driving in five counters of that sum. Miron also connected for a second round-tripper, a three-run shot, in the seventh. Not to be outdone, Tommy Kennedy of the A’s and shortstop Jim Robertson of the Cartage Crew both clouted dingers in the second frame.

Straight, Carlin (2), Holden (L) (4), Pate (8) and Volpi
Olsen, Wilkie (W) (1) and Henry


Having lost the entertaining Asahis to the novice Commercial League, the 1936 Terminal circuit was reduced to four entries from five of the previous season with defending champion IOCO, Shores' Jewellers and Lowney’s Chocolate all returning while the Brunswick Club team from 1935 was replaced in 1936 by the Hastings Athletic Club. In early July, it was announced that a team from Chilliwack, the Cherries, would take part in the second half of the schedule.

(May 16)  More than 3,000 enthusiastic fans greeted the Terminal League players at a natty Con Jones Park and witnessed the season’s opening in impressive style with two hard-fought contests. The revamped Shores’ Jewelers outfit provided somewhat of a surprise by upsetting the defending champion IOCO battlers 2 to 0 to get things underway while the Lowney’s Chocolate aggregation came through with a vigorous rally in the closing stages of the second tilt to squeeze through with a 7 to 6 conquest of the Hastings Athletic Club. Shores’ crashed through on losing flinger Freddy Condon for both of their counters in the second frame of the opener as Murray West poled out a screaming single which drove in “Red” McLachlan who had walked and Roy Brown who had doubled. Winning tosser Len Sears stymied the Oilmen on two scattered singles. 

Condon (L) and xxx
Sears (W) and McLachlan

The newly-formed Hastings aggregation had a 6 to 0 lead after three innings of the second contest but blew the margin in the fourth when the Candymen knotted the count. Then, in the final canto, Fred Turkington doubled and plated the winning tally on Lee Morley’s single.  

Jim Davis, Strachan (L) (5) and xxx
Mitchell (W) and xxx

(May 22)  Shores’ Jewelers made it two in a row in the Terminal Senior baseball league when they blasted out a neat 5 to 1 victory over the fast-moving Hastings Athletic crew of pastimers at Con Jones Park. Some neat firing by newcomer “Lefty” Alexander was the main ingredient in the triumph. He showed a nice assortment of benders, had good control and held the Clubbers to just four safeties. Catcher “Red” McLachlan led the 11-hit assault against losing chucker Johnny Gregg, slapping out three singles. First sacker Al Condon blasted a homer into the centre field stands for the victors.

Gregg (L) and Kerstead, Tinling
Alexander (W) and McLachlan

(May 23)  Overcoming an early 3 to 0 deficit, the IOCO Imperial stormed back to take a 4 to 3 decision from Lowney’s. Winning heaver Reg Jowett tossed a five-hitter. Third sacker Art Morse of the Candymen and outfielder Tucker of the Oilers led their respective clubs offensively with a brace of safeties apiece.

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

(May 25)  The IOCO Imperials scored six times in the second frame when they blasted the Hastings Athletic Club 10 to 2. It was the Oilers second win of the holiday weekend. Outfielder Tucker and catcher Ralph Spicer led the way with the lumber for the winners, both singling three times.

Horne (W) and Spicer
Anderson (L), Davis (2) and Tinling

(May 27)  Shores’ Jewelers won their third straight game of the young season when they took a snappily-played contest from Lowney’s 5 to 2 at Con Jones Park. Smart pitching by left-hander Len Sears was the chief stumbling block for the Chocolatemen. He fanned nine batters, fashioned a four-hitter and was never in trouble after the second frame. The keystone combo of shortstop Dan Kulai and second baseman Murray West paced the nine-hit offensive output by the Gem Merchants with each picking up a couple of base knocks including a two-bagger by Kulai.

Sears (W) and McLachlan
Aitcheson (L), Sauter (3) and Pitt

(May 30)  The tail-enders turned on the league-leaders when the Hastings Athletic Club band of diamondeers came from behind to defeat Shores’ Jewelers 7 to 4. Hastings second sacker Deardon picked up four singles during the course of the contest while teammate Fred Tinling had a trio of one-baggers and swiped three bases.

Straight (L), Alexander (8) and Beaumont, McLachlan
Strachan (W) and Tinling

(June 3)  The Hastings Athletics made it two in a row, coming from behind twice, when they stepped out and hammered their way to a close 8 to 6 decision over Lowney’s. Infield mistakes were costly to the losers who bobbled the ball on four occasions. Charlie Stroulger, spectacular fly chaser for Lowney’s, showed a lot of skill with the war club, slapping out five singles in five attempts. Shortstop Pete Hawryluk of the Clubbers drove in five of his team’s eight counters, banging out a double and three singles in four plate appearances.

Sauter (L) and Pitt
Gregg, Jack Davis (W) (8) and Tinling

(June 5)  In spite of matching the league-leading Shores’ Jewelers aggregation in the base hit department, with 11 apiece, the Lowney’s Chocolate nine were completely clobbered by the fast-stepping Diamond Merchants 17 to 1. Wildness on the part of their four hurlers, feeble defensive support afield and an inability to stop the running game of the Gem Dealers spelled doom for the Candymen. Jimmy Biggan and third baseman Bobby Woodward carried off the batting honours for the victors with three hits each, the same output as garnered by keystone sacker George Van Hatten of the Chocolate Soldiers.

Gates (L), Clarke (1), Mitchell (3), Aitcheson (6) and Pitt
Alexander (W) and McLachlan

(June 6)  One run was enough for the Hastings Athletic Club to triumph over the shifty IOCO Imperials 1 to 0 in a pitching classic at Con Jones Park. Southpaw chucker Jim Davis held the defending champions to two singles and whiffed eight to grab the knoll triumph over Reg Jowett. The Refinery Town portsider was just about as effective as Davis, allowing just six bingles but three of these came together in the fifth stanza in which Pete Hawryluk drove in Davis with the lone counter of the contest. Fred Tinling of Hastings was the only batter to acquire more than one base rap.

Jowett (L) and xxx
Jim Davis (W) and xxx

(June 12)  The race for the leadership of the Terminal League tightened considerably when the Hastings Athletic Club downed league-leading Shores’ Jewelers 6 to 2 at Con Jones Park. Scoring five runs in the second frame after Shores' had jumped away to a one-run advantage, the Clubbers put on a tight defense behind the hurling of newcomer “Andy” Anderson and reeled off three sensational double plays. Second baseman “Red” McDonald of Hastings headed the batters with three sharp singles. Once on the basepaths, McDonald swiped three sacks. Catcher “Red” McLachlan had two of the four hits, a double and single, garnered by the Gem Dealers off Anderson.

Anderson (W) and Tinling
Walker (L), Sears (2) and McLachlan

(June 13)  Despite racking up 17 base blows, the pitching-challenged Lowney’s Chocolate brigade fell 15 to 6 to the IOCO Imperials in Terminal League action. The Refinery Towners plated nine runs in the third canto to begin the rout. Eddie Davies of the Oilers stroked three one-baggers and teammate “Scotty” Knox crushed a home run. Middle infielders George Van Hatten and Lee Morley of the Chocolatemen poked out four and three bingles respectively.

Horne (W), Jowett (9) and Spicer
Mitchell (L), Clarke (3), Aitcheson (5) and Pitt

(June 19)  Newcomer “Specs” McGuire, pitching for Lowney’s, handcuffed the Hastings Athletics for eight full innings and part of the ninth frame before Lady Luck deserted him and he absorbed a ten-inning 7 to 3 mound defeat. McGuire, who set a league record by striking out 20 batters in the first nine innings of play, had things well under control after eight innings were in the books with the Chocolatemen sporting a 3 to 0 lead. The Clubbers tied the score in the bottom of the ninth on a pair of hits, a couple of wild pitches and a run of Candymen errors. Then, in the overtime stanza, things began to really unravel and, with the bases full, shortstop Pete Hawryluk unloaded a grand-slam round-tripper, his second base blow of the contest, to give Hastings the walkoff victory. Winning pitcher Bill Clarke whiffed an even dozen batters.

McGuire (L) and Pitt
Clarke (W) and Beaumont

(June 20)  A quartet of Shores’ pitchers were unable to find the plate and issued 17 free passes when the IOCO Imperials walloped the Jewelers 15 to 4 at Con Jones Park. The Refinery Towners also hammered the ball hard and pounded out 14 safeties including five by outfielder Tucker and four off the bat of “Scotty” Knox. Complete game winner Freddy Condon was somewhat wild at times but rang up 12 strikeouts while allowing just five hits. Outfielder Hughie Wickett slammed a four-ply dinger for the Diamond Merchants.

F. Condon (W) and Spicer, Tucker
Sears (L), Craig (6), A. Condon (7), Blackford (8) and McLachlan

(June 22)  After six bumps in a row, the Lowney’s troupe of diamondeers finally arrived, taking a surprise 4 to 2 verdict from the IOCO Imperials. Chief reason for the victory was the clever pitching of Andy Gates who limited the Oilmen to six hits and kept them off the scoreboard until the final stanza. Catcher Boyes of the Chocolate Soldiers was the only player in the game who could muster up two hits.

Gates (W) and Boyes
Horne (L) and P. Telosky

(June 24)  By defeating Shores’ Jewelers 8 to 7, the Hastings Athletic Club jumped into top spot in the Commercial Baseball League. The teams battled out on nearly even terms for the greater part of the see-saw struggle but Hastings finally went ahead to stay with a two-spot in the eighth panel. Catcher Fred Tinling drilled three singles for the Clubbers while initial sacker Al Condon doubled and singled for the Gem Dealers.

Alexander (L) and McLachlan
Strachan (W) and Tinling

(June 26)  The Hastings Athletics did not hold the lead of the Terminal Senior League very long. The Clubbers wilted before the IOCO Imperials at Con Jones Park, after winning six in a row, and absorbed a decisive trimming, 11 to 6. The Imperials only collected seven hits but were aided by plenty of walks and fielding miscues. Ralph Spicer slugged a pinch-hit home run for the winners in the second frame to put them ahead 4 to 3 after they had fallen behind 3 to 0. Throughout the game, the Esso tribe made their hits count while the 11 base raps collected by the Hastings nine were simply not as timely. Outfielder Bill Clarke, with three singles, showed the way with the war club for the vanquished nine.

John Davis (L), Babson (4), Gregg (4) and Beaumont
Horne, Condon (W) (3) and Telosky 

(June 27)  In a match shortened to 4 1/2 frames because of rain, Shores’ Jewelers came out of their recent losing streak to defeat Lowney’s 5 to 1. It was a snappy ball game while it lasted with the Diamond Merchants taking control of things in the second canto when they plated all five of their counters. Hughie Wickett’s bases-loaded triple in that frame was the most telling blow. Crahan, Lowney’s new third baseman, picked off two singles.

Clarke (L), Mitchell (2) and Boyes
Blatchford (W) and McLachlan

First-half standings        W      L      Pct.      
IOCO                        5      3     .625
Hastings Athletic Club      6      4     .600
Shores’ Jewelers            5      4     .556
Lowney’s Chocolate          2      7     .222

(June 29)  The touring Detroit Colored Giants appeared fatigued and played lackadaisical when they dropped a one-sided 19 to 4 verdict to the bolstered IOCO Imperials in an exhibition match at Con Jones Park. Pete Telosky had a home run for the Oilers.

Baker (L), Knuckles (3) and Mitchell, Jackson
Condon (W) and P. Telosky 

First-half finals (best-of-three)    
Hastings Athletic Club vs IOCO Imperials

(July 6)  Game #1 final score, won by the Hastings Athletic Club, not found.  

(July 8)  IOCO packed the punch when they bumped Hastings Athletics 6 to 4 to even up the series for the Terminal League first-half title. Four big runs in the second frame gave the defending champions the ammunition they needed. George Moser and Dean Fairfield had two base raps apiece for the Imperials while second sacker Jimmy Hunter duplicated the output for Hastings.

Clarke (L) and Tinling
Horne (W) and Telosky

(July 11)  The marauding Hastings Athletic Club raked three IOCO hurlers for 16 base hits in blowing out the Imperials 12 to 4 to take the first-half championship of the Terminal Baseball League. Fred Tinling pounded the ball for four solid blows, two of them doubles, in leading the Hastings nine at the dish. Eddie Davies picked up a brace of two-baggers and a single for the Refinery Towners.

Condon (L), Horne (4), Holmes (7) and Spicer
Jack Davis (W) and Tinling


(July 13)  Shores’ Jewelers scored five runs after a costly error by Lowney’s on a dropped pop fly in the seventh inning and went on to take the Chocolatemen into camp, 12 to 7, in a rather loosely-played game which ushered in the second-half of the Terminal Baseball League. Hustling catcher “Red” McLachlan banged out three safeties for the winners while outfielder Charlie Stroulger duplicated the feat for the Candy Makers.

Blackford (W), Straight and McLachlan, White (7)
Gates (L), Ferguson and Boyes

(July 15)  The Chilliwack Cherry Pickers got well plucked in their Terminal League debut, taking it on the chin by a 14 to 3 count at the hands of the IOCO Imperials. The Refinery Towners blasted a pair of Chilliwack chuckers for 17 base knocks. Chuck Holmes went the route for IOCO and, after being lit up for three runs in the first inning, settled down to finish with a workmanlike three-hitter and ten whiffs. Outfielders Tucker and Eddie Davies both whacked three safeties for the Essos with Davies’ total including a two-bagger.

Ballam (L), Minckler (5) and Rustler
Holmes (W) and Spicer

(July 17)  The IOCO Imperials jumped into a healthy early lead and ran off with a 10 to 7 triumph over Lowney’s Chocolate. Freddy Condon went the route for the victors to get the hillock win. Ralph Spicer and Al Scott of the Imperials cuffed the pill for a double and single each in support of Condon’s efforts on the rubber. Shortstop Dobby bashed a home run and a single for the Chocolate Soldiers.

Clark (L), Ferguson (3) and McCarthy
Condon (W) and Spicer

(July 17)  In an exciting ten-inning exhibition of baseball, the Chilliwack Cherries proved to be of Terminal League calibre when they got by the Hastings Athletic Club 5 to 4. Winning tosser Bill Bishop singled in the bottom of the extra frame to drive in Ted Karr from second base with the winning marker. Karr had reached base by slamming a two-bagger off losing heaver Bill Clarke.

Clarke (L) and Tinling
Bishop (W) and Rustler 

(July 18)  Eight runs in the fourth frame for the Hastings Athletics pretty well decided their Terminal League tilt with Shores’ Jewelers, an 11 to 3 conquest of the Gem Dealers. Jack Davis pitched his usual superlative ball for the victors, holding the Diamond Merchants scoreless until the seventh canto when they maximized three solid clouts into a trio of counters. Davis was also the leading hitter in the game, belting a double and two singles.  

Davis (W) and Tinling, McDonald
Straight (L), Jones (4), Craig (5) and Brown

(July 20)  Pitching-short Shores’ Jewelers suffered another shellacking from IOCO, this time a 12 to 1 rout. Outfielder Roy Brown tried his hand on the hillock for Shores' and survived  briefly before the roof fell in in the fifth. The Imperials wound up smacking 18 bingles to make things easy for winning tosser Barney Horne. Shortstop Pete Telosky laced four singles for the victors. Teammates Eddie Davies and Al Scott both stroked three safeties with a triple included in Scott’s total and two-bagger in Davies’ output.

Horne (W), Kernaghan (7) and Spicer 
Brown (L), Blackford (5) and White

(July 22)  Lean Lowney pitcher Andy Gates won his own game at Con Jones Park when he singled in the bottom of the ninth inning to score teammate Mitchell with the tie-breaking counter as the Chocolatemen took an exciting 2 to 1 victory from the Chilliwack Cherries. Ted Karr of Chilliwack belted a triple and three singles to lead all baton swingers in this joust. First baseman “Scotty” Lister singled on three occasions for the Candymen.

Bishop (L) and Rustler
Gates (W) and Carlson, Boyes

(July 24)  Scoring seven of their nine counters in their last two turns at bat, the Hastings Athletic Club came from behind to take a 9 to 8 win from the Lowney’s Chocolate nine. Both teams lashed out eleven bingles. Heading the list of heavy clubbers were outfielder Morley of Candymen with a triple and single and fellow fly-chaser Haines who hammered out a homer. First baseman Jim Davis and third sacker McLaren of Hastings as well as shortstop Dobby and initial sacker “Scotty” Lister of the Chocolate Soldiers each drilled a brace of one-baggers.

Ferguson (L) and Boyes
Clarke, Gregg (W) (7) and Tinling 

(July 24)  A huge six-run outburst in the sixth frame propelled Shores’ Jewelers to a convincing 8 to 3 win over the hosting Chilliwack Cherries.

McArthur (W) and White
Ballam (L), Currie (6) and Rustler

(July 25)  The Imperials out of IOCO crashed the offerings of “Lefty” Gregg for 23 base blows in clobbering their rivals, the Hastings Athletic Club, 13 to 5 in a lively-hitting Terminal League affair at Con Jones Park. “Scotty” Knox and outfielder Crawford of the Refinery Towners carried off the batting honours with four bingles each with a four-bagger included in Knox’s total. Pete Telosky, Al Scott and winning chucker Chuck Holmes all contributed three hits.

Holmes (W) and xxx
Gregg (L) and xxx

(July 27)  Shores’ Jewelers not only lost a close 11 to 10 decision to Lowney’s but also lost hustling third baseman Bobby Woodward for the rest of the season when he suffered a broken leg in the second inning. The game itself was a strange one, tied at 4 – 4 entering the ninth inning. A flock of errors, only two hits and four walks then netted Lowney’s seven runs. Not to be outdone in dizzy things, the Chocolatemen set about to give Shores’ back a few of those markers . As a result, the Diamond Dealers were credited with six tallies in the bottom of the frame and had the tying run on base when the game finally ended. Dan Kulai of the Gem Merchants had four hits, a double included, to take the hickory wreath for the evening. Teammate and playing-manager Nick Craig followed with a home run, double and single.

Olsen (W) and Boyes
Blackford (L), Straight (9), Kulai (9) and White 

(July 29)  Chilliwack chalked up their second victory in the Terminal League at Con Jones Park and, again, the Hastings Athletics, first-half winners, were the victims. With import Jake Laurentzen pitching smooth ball in the pinches, the visiting Cherries took the clash 3 to 1. Laurentzen fanned 10 and allowed eight bingles, two more than were gleaned off Jack Davis, Hastings southpaw, but the big fellow kept them pretty well scattered and was unhittable in clutch situations. Ted Karr of the Cherries and Hastings’ shortstop Pete Hawryluk both stroked a pair of singles.

Laurentzen (W) and Rustler
Jack Davis (L) and Tinling

(July 31)  A five-run first inning, highlighted by Pete Telosky’s two-run homer, spearheaded the IOCO Imperials to a 6 to 5 decision over the hosting Chilliwack Cherries. The Cherries battled back to knot the count at 5 – 5 in the seventh only to lose out in the eighth canto when the Refinery Towners plated the winning counter. Tucker, Eddie Davies and “Scotty” Knox  of IOCO were credited with doubles while Howie Ralston and George Rustler of Chilliwack also poled two-baggers.

Condon (W) and xxx
Bishop (L) and xxx

(July 31)  The Hastings Athletic Club roughed up three Shores’ pitchers to the tune of 15 base blows in slamming the Jewelers 16 to 8 in a heavy-hitting joust at Con Jones Park. Although able to go the route for the mound decision, “Slim” Strachan of Hastings went through all kinds of trouble. Pete Hawryluk, hard-hitting infielder, had another big night with the willow for the victors, slamming two triples and a single. Teammate McDonald smashed a long solo round-tripper while Jimmy Biggan led the Diamond Merchants with the stick, gleaning a triple and a brace of singles. 

McArthur (L), Jones (5), Straight (7) and White
Strachan (W) and Rutten, xxx

(August 1)  Lowney’s won their second game of the week, outplaying IOCO and handing the Imperials a 3 to 2 defeat at Con Jones Park. The Chocolatemen smacked the ball hard and often, keeping loser Barney Horne in trouble in nearly every round. Strong defensive play pulled him out of peril on several occasions. Elongated hurler Andy Gates allowed the Oilers only four scattered hits in earning the hillock triumph. A fifth inning single by outfielder Mitchell, his third hit of the tilt, drove in Roy Haines with what turned out to be the winning run for the Candy Makers.

Horne (L) and Spicer
Gates (W) and Boyes

(August 3)  IOCO plated single counters in each of the first three innings and went on to defeat first-half Terminal League winners, the Hastings Athletic Club, 4 to 1. Left-hander Charlie Holmes twirled a seven-hitter in recording the nifty knoll victory. Bill Clarke, effective right hander, absorbed the loss on an eight-hitter. Outfielder Eddie Davies had a double and single for the Imperials while third baseman Deardon singled twice for Hastings.

Clarke (L) and Tinling
Holmes (W) and Spicer

(August 5)  Committing five costly errors, the Chilliwack Cherries fell victim to the Shores’ Jewelers nine 11 to 5. The Diamond Merchants raked 17 hits off the slants of import hurler Jake Laurentzen in recording the triumph. Winner “Blackie” Blackford was nicked for 11 safeties, three by Laurentzen, but showed poise and good control for a rookie. Roy Brown, A. Condon, Hughie Wickett and Dan Kulai had three safeties apiece for the Gem Dealers.

Laurentzen (L)  and Rustler
Blackford (W) and White

(August 8)  The Hastings Athletic Club not only won a doubleheader at Con Jones Park but did so in a most convincing manner, not allowing the opposition a run and only permitting one hit in the two games. The first tilt of seven innings was an exhibition match with a smooth-working Powell River team. The Clubbers won the game 2 to 0 but they had to fight their hardest to hold the Paper Mill nine runless and hitless. The second game was a league affair with Lowney’s Chocolate and saw Hastings prevail 1 to 0 behind the one-hit chucking of Bill Clarke. “Slim” Strachan’s seven-inning outing in the opener was perfect in scope as he neither gave up a hit, a walk nor allowed any runner to reach first base. Third baseman McLaren singled twice in his support.

Urquhart (L) and Daniels
Strachan (W) and Tinling

Catcher Boyes of the Chocolatemen spoiled Clarke’s bid for a no-hitter in the late tilt by slapping out a single. Hastings bunched two of their three hits for the game’s only run in the second stanza.

Clarke (W) and McDonald
Gates (L) and Boyes

(August 11)  Shores’ Jewelers maintained a glimmer of hope for a second-half playoff spot, defeating the IOCO Imperials 6 to 4 at Con Jones Park. A pitching newcomer from Regina, McKenzie, set the Imperials down on four hits to emerge as a winner in his debut. The Jewellers amassed seven hits off a pair of IOCO chuckers. Jimmy Biggan doubled and singled for the winners while “Scotty” Knox had a double and triple for the Refinery Towners.

McKenzie (W) and White
Kernaghan (L), F. Condon (6) and Spicer

(August 14)  Lowney’s was eliminated from playoff contention after absorbing an 11 to 1 trouncing from the Hastings Athletic Club at Con Jones Park. “Lefty” Gregg, stocky southpaw, limited the Chocolatemen to five bingles. Fred Tinling led a 14-hit Hastings bombardment with four hits, a double and three singles. Jimmy Hunter socked a home run and single while Johnny Rys crashed a triple and double.

Gregg (W) and Tinling, McDonald
Gates (L), Gibb (8) and Boyes

(August 15)  The Hastings Athletics came from behind in the ninth inning to nip the IOCO Imperials 3 to 2 in the last game of the second-half schedule. IOCO was leading 2 to 1 in a tight battle when the Clubbers came to bat in the last of the ninth. The first two batters were quickly retired and then playing-manager Bill Tuson, in a pinch-hitting role, was hit by a pitched ball from Chuck Holmes. McDonald followed with a double and Pete Hawryluk smashed the ball to the leftfield fence to send the two runners across for the walkoff win.

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

Second-half playoffs (best-of-three) 
Shores’ Jewelers vs IOCO Imperials
Hastings Athletic Club, winners of the first-half of the schedule, received a bye into the Terminal League finals.

(August 17)  The defending champion IOCO Imperials got the jump on Shores’ Jewelers in the opening game of the Terminal League second-half playoffs, bumping the Jewelers 4 to 3 at Con Jones Park. Errors played a big part in the victory of the Oilers. The Diamond Merchants out hit the victors 8 to 6 but they wobbled defensively in the pinches and the Imperials were quick to take advantage. Catcher White of the Gem Dealers had a double and single off Esso chucker Freddy Condon, the only swatter from either dugout to gather more than a one-bagger.

Townsend (L) and White
F. Condon (W) and Spicer  

(August 19)  The IOCO Imperials carried off the second-half playoff title of the Terminal League by trimming Shores’ Jewelers 5 to 0 to grab the series in two straight. Barney Horne held the Jewellers to scattered hits to post the whitewash triumph. The Imperials’ run production was aided by a couple of dropped balls on apparent tag-outs, one at the plate and the other at the keystone sack, both of which occurred in the fifth frame during an Esso four-run outburst. George Moser, Eddie Davies and Dean Freshfield of the Refinery nine each slapped out a brace of one-baggers.

Horne (W) and Spicer
McKenzie (L) and White, Saundry (3) 

Finals (best-of-five)  
IOCO Imperials vs Hastings Athletic Club

(August 24)  Seeking their third straight Terminal League championship, the IOCO Imperials humbled the Hastings Athletics 11 to 2 in the first game of the league finals at Con Jones Park. Diminutive southpaw Charlie Holmes of the Refinery Towners baffled the Clubbers with a sweeping curve and slowball in going the distance for the knoll triumph. Hastings appeared to have lost their edge following a ten-day layoff during the semi-finals. IOCO salted the game away as early as the second inning. Taking advantage of two Hastings miscues and the wildness of losing flinger Jack Davis, the victors jumped into a four-run lead. Ralph Spicer and Al Scott shared the hitting honours for the Oilers with three singles apiece. Outfielder Crawford contributed two doubles.

Holmes (W) and Telosky
Jack Davies (L), Gregg (9), Strachan (9) and Tinling

(August 26)  With a four-run scoring splash in the eighth inning, the Hastings Athletic Club took out the IOCO Imperials 6 to 4 to even the final series at one victory each. Bill Clarke did the soup-boning for Hastings and, while being touched for 12 bingles, received solid defensive support from his teammates. Pete Hawryluk cracked three hits to lead the Hastings attack. His output included a two-run triple and a two-bagger. Eddie Davies and “Scotty” Knox led the Esso swatsmiths with a trio of base knocks each with a pair of doubles included in Davies’ total.

Clarke (W) and Tinling
Horne, Condon (L) (7) and Spicer

(August 28)  The IOCO Imperials caught fire in the seventh stanza, plating six big counters, as they waltzed to an 8 to 5 win over the Hastings Athletic Club in the third skirmish of the final series. Shoddy defensive play by the Athletics was a huge factor in their loss. The Clubbers made a belated rally in the final canto, scoring four of their five runs, but it was not good enough. Both sides cracked out 11 bingles as Jim Davis and Jimmy Hunter of Hastings emerged as the leading stickers with three safeties apiece.

Holmes (W) and Telosky
Jack Davis (L), Strachan (7) and Tinling

(August 29)  Demonstrating much the superior play, the IOCO Imperials marched off with their third straight Terminal Baseball League crown by disposing of the Hastings Athletic Club 10 to 3 at Con Jones Park. The Refinery Towners raked two chuckers from Hastings for 14 base blows, four each by outfielders Crawford and Eddie Davies. Both fly-chasers had a double in their total of safeties. Winning pitcher Freddy Condon whiffed nine while being touched for eight hits, three each by Fred Tinling and Pete Hawryluk. Tinling had a four-bagger in his sum of bingles while Hawryluk’s output included a two-bagger.

Clarke (L), Strachan (8) and Tinling 
Condon (W) and Spicer 


The fledgling Commercial loop came into being in 1936 and encompassed the ever-competitive and fan-favourite Asahis from the 1935 Terminal League; the Cubs, a second team out of the Arnold & Quigley Men’s Wear stable;  as well as teams representing the Patricia Hotel, the Grant Gunn Gasoline Company and a Vancouver-based home furnishing department-store chain, Forsts. The novice loop, designated as a Senior “B” circuit, was the second of the three Vancouver leagues to get underway in 1936.

(May 2)  The Asahis made their first appearance in the Commercial League a successful one by blanking the Arnold & Quigley Cubs 4 to 0 at the Powell Street diamond. Despite threatening weather, the largest crowd in years turned out for the opener. Ty Suga left-handed the Cubs into submission, conceding just five hits. Frank Shiraishi with a home run and “Mickey” Maruno with a double led the eight-hit batting attack of the Nippons.

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

(May 6)  The Arnold & Quigley Cubs broke into the win column, plating a pair of sixth-inning tallies which provided them with a 3 to 2 decision over the Forsts. Bob Peters’ long single drove in the tying and winning markers for the Baby Bears.

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

(May 7)  Five consecutive base hits in the seventh frame produced three runs which propelled the Patricias to a narrow 4 to 3 victory over the youthful Grant Gunners at the Powell Street grounds.

Burton (L) and xxx
Gibb (W) and xxx

(May 8)  Grant Gunn knocked off a 4 to 3 win over the Forsts in a Commercial League skirmish at the Powell Street venue. Winning flinger McIntyre was nicked for seven hits while whiffing 12. He also excelled from the batter’s box, swatting a triple and double.

Swan (L) and xxx
McIntyre (W) and xxx

(May 8)  In their first action against a Commercial League foe, the Tokyo Giants faced their Vancouver brethren, the Asahis, and escaped with a slim 2 to 1 triumph. Giant hurler Kenichi Aoshiba rang up 18 strikeouts and limited the Asahis to just three hits, two of which came off the bat of “Mousie” Masuda. Aoshiba also had the only two-hit performance for the Tokyo aggregation.

Aoshiba (W) and Uchibori
Nishihara (L) and Yasui

(May 12)  The Asahis took a 7 to 4 win over Grant Gunn baseballers at the Powell Street venue. The Gunners put up a stiff fight all the way against the nimble Nippons and plated the first counters of the game in the third inning. A triple by Jimmy Tough and singles by Dairon and Thompson gave them two tallies. The Asahis tied it up in their half of the inning on hits by Roy Yamamura and Nag Nishihara, two walks and an error. The Japanese were never headed from that point on and bunched hits with fielding miscues by the Gunners for four big runs in the sixth frame. Jim Fukui was the Asahi pitcher, allowing seven hits including triples by Tough and losing chucker Burton.

Jim Fukui (W) and xxx
Burton (L) and xxx

(May 13)  An outstanding catch by Patricias’ outfielder Fullen of Charlie Vernon’s long drive to leftfield allowed the Pats to salvage an 8 – 8 tie with the Forsts in a contest which went an extra-inning before being called. “Buddy” Townsend went the route on the hill for the Forsts, yielding 12 hits while collecting 10 strikeouts. Pete Mauro had a pair of doubles for the Hotelmen.

Townsend and xxx 
Wynne and xxx

(May 14)  The lowly Grant Gunn baseball pastimers threw a scare into the Arnold & Quigley nine before succumbing to the Cubs 5 to 4 at the Powell Street grounds. In the see-saw affair, Thompson of Grant Gunn emerged as the leading hitter, garnering two doubles and a single. Chuck Davis went the distance on the hillock for the winners, yielding eight hits.

Davis (W) and xxx
Montador, McIntyre (L) (2) and xxx

(May 18)  It took the Asahis an extra inning to dispose of the Arnold & Quigley Cubs 6 to 5 in a Commercial League tilt at the Powell Street diamond. A long single by Roy Yamamura drove “Mickey” Maruno in with the overtime winner. Ty Suga did the hurling for the Nippons and allowed only four hits.

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

(May 20)  A bad seventh inning for the Patricias enabled the Asahis to capture their fourth straight Commercial League win, a 3 to 2 triumph, at the Powell Street grounds. Trailing 2 to 0, the Nippons came to life in the seventh and tallied their first counter on a neatly executed squeeze play by Frank Shiraishi which scored winning pitcher Ty Suga. An overthrow to third base by Pats’ catcher Pete Mauro allowed Roy Yamamura to plate the tying marker and, before the implosion subsided, Kaz Suga brought in the winning run.

T. Suga (W) and xxx
Gibb (L), Patton (7) and Mauro

(May 22)  Three consecutive hits in the sixth inning manufactured a pair of runs which were sufficient for the Patricias to defeat the Forsts 2 to 1. A single by “Gummy” Leach, coupled with a double by Noble and another single by Pete Mauro, produced the pair of markers. Outfielder Faulkner had a brace of doubles for the vanquished nine.

Patton (W), Wynne (6) and xxx
Townsend (L) and xxx

(May 26)  The Forsts Department Store baseballers, still without a victory in the Commercial Baseball League, were on the verge of upsetting the defending Senior “B” champion Arnold & Quigley Cubs at the Powell Street grounds when the game was called on account of darkness in the seventh inning with the score tied 7 – 7. The game was featured by heavy hitting. Herb Maveety went the route on the hill for the Storemen and was nicked for 12 bingles. The Cubs’ tandem of starter Johnny Esplen and reliever Archie "Scotty" Inkster were lit up for nine safeties. Heavy sticker for A & Q were Bob Peters with a brace of triples, Paterson with a home run and double as well as Inkster with a triple and two-bagger. For the Retailers, Campbell contributed a three-bagger and a two-ply clout.

Maveety and xxx
Esplen, Inkster (6) and xxx

(May 27)  The Patricias, despite registering only four hits, strengthened their second-place position in the Commercial League by taking a 4 to 3 win from the fighting Grant Gunners. Winning flinger Ken “Lefty” Wynne was touched for six base raps. Losing chucker Montador as well as Armstrong of the Pats both had doubles, the only extra-base blows of the contest.

Wynne (W) and xxx
Montador (L) and xxx

(June 1)  The Asahis registered their fifth straight victory, withstanding a late rally by Grant Gunn, to nose out the Gunners 3 to 2. The Nippons scored single runs, a theft of home by Roy Yamamura accounting for the initial counter, in each of the first three frames due in large measure to the wildness of losing heaver Burton. Ty Suga went the distance on the knoll for the winners, allowing only five hits. He also stroked a pair of base raps.

Burton (L), Montador (5) and xxx
T. Suga (W) and xxx

(June 3)  A very definite stop was put to the league-leading Asahis’ winning streak when the Patricias knocked out an 8 to 4 win at the Powell Street grounds. The Pats never trailed and led from the third inning on, stretching their margin to 8 to 1 before the Nippons counted three in their last turn at bat. Gibb toed the rubber for the Hotelmen and tamed the vanquished nine on four bingles. Noble whacked a double and single for the winners while Reg Yasui singled twice for the Asahis.

Gibb (W) and xxx
Jim Fukui (L), K. Suga (4) and xxx 

(June 4)  Grant Gunn took a hard-earned win from Arnold & Quigley, upsetting the third-place Cubs 3 to 2. A seventh-inning single by Thompson brought in the winning run. Losing tosser McIntyre gave up only three hits while Ange Robson, on the hill for the victorious nine, was touched for five safeties including a double and triple by the Cubs’ Scotty Inkster.

McIntyre (W) and xxx
Robson (L) and xxx

(June 5)  Still smarting from their licking at the hands of the Patricias just two days previous, the Asahis took down the Forsts 8 to 4 at the Powell Street grounds. The Department Storemen went neck-and-neck with the Nippons for most of the game but poor defensive support in the seventh frame let the game slip away. The Suga brothers shared the mound duties for the victors while Buddy Townsend went the route for the Retailers. Starting chucker Kaz Suga drilled a double and single for the Asahis. 

K. Suga, T. Suga (W) (6) and xxx
Townsend (L) and xxx

(June 9)  The Patricias finished on the long end of a 3 to 2 score over Grant Gunn in a Commercial League contest at the Powell Street venue. With the score tied 2 – 2, the Hoteliers broke out with a sixth-inning counter which proved to be the winner after the Gasoline Gang muffed a fly ball, issued a base on balls and allowed the Pats to plate the go-ahead tally during a poorly executed fielder’s choice play. Jimmy Tough of the Gunners cracked a triple and Patricia outfielder Van Hatten checked in with a double.

Patton (W), Wynne (4) and xxx
McIntyre (L) and xxx

(June 11)  Grant Gunn baseballers surprised the Asahis, knocking off the league-leaders 4 to 1. Winning chucker Montador limited the Nippons to five scattered singles. Offsetting run-scoring doubles by the Gunners’ Jimmy Tough and Nag Nishihara of the Asahis left the score deadlocked at 1 – 1 after three innings were in the books. In the sixth stanza, four consecutive base knocks off loser Ty Suga put the game on ice for the Gasoline Gang. The most telling blows of this panel were a double by Montador which scored Sid Tough and a long single by infielder Schultz which brought in the final two runs. Jimmy Tough of the victors was the top hitter in this contest, stinging the sphere for three hits including a double.

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

(June 12)  Inspired by the Grant Gunn victory over the Asahis, the last-place Forsts aggregation grabbed a 4 to 3 triumph over the Patricias at the Powell Street grounds. Winning tosser “Buddy” Townsend’s first-inning single drove in a pair of runs for the Storemen who went on to maintain a lead throughout the joust. A two-run homer by infielder Bert Lowes put the Department Store nine up 4 to 0 after five innings were in the books. The Pats tallied a pair in the sixth and a single marker in the seventh but were never able to get back on even terms. Townsend collected 12 strikeouts in his route-going performance while Lowes had a two-bagger to go along with his dinger.

Townsend (W) and xxx
Wynne (L), xxx (6) and xxx

(June 16)  Although they out hit the Asahis by a 7 to 6 margin, Forsts came out on the short end of a very long 10 to 1 score in Commercial League play at the Powell Street diamond. The pitching tandem of starter Herb Maveety and reliever Ostoforoff  combined to issue eleven walks and four hit batters which made things easy for the Nippons. Jim Fukui went the distance on the hill for the winners, fanning eight and walking four.

Maveety (L), Ostoforoff and xxx
Jim Fukui (W) and xxx 

(June 18)  Cashing in three hits to go along with a trio of base on balls in the sixth inning, the Asahis came out on top of their Commercial league encounter with the Arnold & Quigley Cubs. The final score, not published in the Vancouver Sun game report, remains unknown. As per their custom, the Nippons were out hit, this time by a 10 to 5 margin, but more than made up for it with their base running ability as they were able to pilfer five bases. First baseman Paterson of the Cubbies was the contest’s leading bopper with a triad of raps. 

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

(June 19)  Forsts put together a five-run output during the fifth and sixth frames to edge the Patricias 5 to 4 in a Commercial League tilt. Complete-game chucker Sutherland allowed seven hits and struck out 13 in earning the mound victory for the Storemen while teammate Ostoforoff cuffed a four-ply clout in his support.

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

(June 22)  Although Patricias’ pitcher Patton held the Asahis to four bingles in their Commercial League tussle, his team made four errors behind him which, when combined with a bundle of stolen bases, accounted for a half dozen counters as the Nippons blanked the Hotelmen 6 to 0. Ty Suga captured the shutout mound victory, allowing five hits, fanning four and not issuing a single walk.

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

(June 23)  Continuing their recent upswing, Forsts took an 8 to 1 win from third-place Grant Gunn in a Commercial League feature at the Powell Street grounds. “Buddy” Townsend went the route on the hill for the Retailers who jumped into a 2 – 0 second-inning lead on outfielder Faulkner’s two-run homer. In the third canto, five hits including Faulkner’s second bingle, a double, allowed the Storemen to stretch their lead to 6 – 0. Fly chaser Ostoforoff’s two-run double ended the scoring for the winners in the sixth session. A double by second baseman Schultz plated the lone tally for the Gunners.

Townsend (W) and xxx 
McIntyre (L), Burton (3) and xxx 

(June 24)  Scoring four runs in a last-inning rally earned the Arnold & Quigley Cubs a 9 to 8 victory over the Patricias. Both teams registered eight base knocks with outfielder Shimmin and hot corner custodian Archie Inkster of the victors as well as middle pasture guardian Van Hatten of the Hotelmen collecting a brace apiece.

Esplen (L), Davis (9) and B. Peters 
Wynne (W) and Makuno

(June 25)  The Asahis added another game to their win column when they defeated Grant Gunn 5 to 2 in a Commercial League fixture at the Powell Street diamond. The Gunners broke the ice in the fourth panel when a single by Thompson and consecutive doubles by Montador and Grant produced their two counters. The Nippons went ahead 4 to 2 in their half of the session on Joe Fukui’s bases-loaded triple followed by a sacrifice fly. The winners added another run in the fifth when an error allowed Nag Nishihara to score.

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

(June 26)  Plating a lone marker in their final turn at bat, the Arnold & Quigley Cubs nosed out the Forsts 4 to 3 at the Powell Street grounds. Both teams came through with eight base hits as Chuck Davis edged out “Buddy” Townsend in their mound joust. Catcher Bob Peters and first baseman Archie "Scotty" Inkster both garnered a double and single for the winners. Forsts’ backstop Charlie Vernon led the Storemen offensively, pounding a triple and a one-bagger.

Townsend (L) and Vernon
Davis (W) and B. Peters 

(June 29)  Although out hit by a 9 to 5 margin, the Arnold & Quigley Cubs were able to take a close 6 to 5 decision from the hustling team representing Grant Gunn Gasoline. Keystone sacker Bain laced two singles for the winners. First baseman S.Thompson homered and singled for the Gunners while teammate Grant rocked a double and single.

Buxton (L) and Grant
Davis (W) and B. Peters

(July 13)  Pounding the offerings of Nag Nishihara to all of the many corners of the Powell Street grounds venue, the Patricias surprised the league-leading Asahis by drubbing the Nippons 7 to 1. Complete game winning moundsman Burton of the Pats uncorked a five-hit knoll performance.

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

(July 16)  The Asahis got back to their winning ways when they defeated Forsts 4 to 1 at the Powell Street grounds. Nag Nishihara went the distance on the hill to grab the four-hit triumph. “Mousie” Masuda, Frank Shiraishi, Reg Yasui and Joe Fukui all picked up a brace of blows for the Nippons while infielder Bert Lowes joined in with the same production level for the vanquished nine.

Townsend (L) and Vernon
Nishihara (W) and Yasui

(July 17)  The lowly Grant Gunners booted the ball around at the Powell Street grounds resulting in a 7 to 3 loss to the Arnold & Quigley Cubs. A five-run outburst in the fifth round settled the issue for the Cubs. Both teams laced the apple for seven base raps with backstop Grant of the Gee Gee’s leading the parade with a two-ply clout and a couple of one-baggers. Paterson of the Cubs and Cranstoun of Gunners both poled round-trippers for their respective nines.

Inkster (W) and Shimmin
S. Tough (L), Kady (6) and Grant

(July 20)  Forsts knocked off the cellar-dwelling Grant Gunn squad 9 to 7 by virtue of a five-run outburst in the eighth inning. Outfielder Stewart whacked a triple and a pair of one-baggers for the victors while teammate Vernon slugged a home run in addition to lacing a single.

Maveety, Townsend (W) (8) and Vernon
Watson (L) and Grant

(July 21)  Reg Yasui’s single in the final canto drove in drove in Roy Yamamura from third base to give the Asahis a 4 to 3 victory over the Patricias in Commercial League action. Frank Shiraishi of the Nippons as well as “Gummy” Leach and second baseman Davis of the Hotelmen each cuffed a pair of safeties.

Burton (L) and DeSilva
T. Suga (W) and Yasui

(July 22)  The Arnold & Quigley Cubs tied the Forsts for third place in the Commercial baseball League when they pounded out an 11 to 9 victory in a heavy-hitting affair at the Powell Street grounds. Winning flinger Scotty Inkster tripled and single in support of his mound effort while teammate Paterson doubled and singled. Outfielders Faulkner and Elligot as well as losing chucker “Buddy” Townsend all collected a two-bagger and single for the Forsts. Shortstop Walker slammed a home run in a losing cause.

Davis, Inkster (W) (5) and B. Peters
Townsend (L) and Pitt

(July 23)  Grant Gunn, sunk in the cellar of the Commercial League, gave the leading Asahis a lesson at the Powell Street grounds. Behind the two-hit pitching of Sid Tough, the Gunners scored a surprise 4 to 1 victory. Young Jim Fukui toiled on the hill for the Nippons and was nicked for six safeties, including a two-run homer by Bentley. Pinch-hitter Ty Suga singled to drive in the lone Asahi run in the last inning. Hancock stole the hitting limelight with three of the Grant Gunn bingles.

Jim Fukui (L) and xxx
S. Tough (W) and xxx

(July 24)  The Asahis defeated Hammond of the Dewdney Triangle League 5 to 0 in an exhibition game at Athletic Park. Nag Nishihara fashioned the shutout was well-supported defensively. Frank Shiraishi’s triple was the longest of the eight hits off losing pitcher Pearsall.

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

(July 24)  The Arnold & Quigley Cubs were jolted 5 to 2 by the Patricia Hotel nine in a loosely-played Commercial league fixture at the Powell Street grounds. Both teams booted the ball around, making things difficult for the chuckers. Winning heaver Gibson limited the Cubbies to two bingles while loser Chuck Davis was nicked for five. “Gummy” Leach of the Patricias topped the baton swingers, claiming a brace of doubles.

Gibson (W) and DeSilva
Davis (L) and B. Peters

(July 27)  A four-run outburst in the fourth frame carried the Asahis to a 5 to 3 victory over the Arnold & Quigley Cubs in a Commercial League clash at the Powell Steer grounds. Both teams used three different chuckers. Collecting two hits for the Nippons were Roy Yamamura, “Mousie” Masuda and Joe Fukui with Yamamura’s total including a double. Bob Peters homered for the Cubs while brother Dan tripled and singled and second sacker Van Hatten doubled and singled.

T. Suga, Jim Fukui (2), Nishihara (W) (4) and Yasui
Davis (L), Inkster (5), Esplen (5) and B. Peters

(July 29)  A three-run homer by shortstop “Gummy” Leach was the big blow in the Patricias 5 to 4 win over the Arnold & Quigley Cubs in a Commercial League game at Powell Street. The blast came in the sixth frame with the score knotted at 2 – 2 and put the Pats out in front to stay. “Lefty” Wynne was the victorious hurler, allowing four hits. Leach and teammate, Pete Mauro, both had two hits in the winning effort. First baseman Scotty Inkster poled a long home run for the Cubs, one of two hits he gathered.

Esplen (L) and B. Peters
Wynne (W) and Mauro

Standings            W     L     Pct.
Asahis              16     3     .842
Patricias           14     5     .737
A & Q Cubs           6    11     .353
Forsts               6    12     .333
Grant Gunn           5    14     .263

(July 30)  A four-ply clout in the last frame by Roy Yamamura allowed the Asahis to escape with a 2 – 2 tie in a Commercial League tilt with the Forsts. The Nippons filled the bases after tying the score but pitcher “Buddy” Townsend of the Forsts struck out Joe Fukui to save the game. Yamamura and “Mousie” Masuda of the Asahis both had two hits as did Townsend.

Townsend and Vernon
Koenaga, Nishihara (6) and Yasui

(July 31)  The Arnold & Quigley Cubs improved their hold on third place in the Commercial League when they downed the Grant Gunn club 5 to 4 at the Powell Street grounds. Winning flinger Scotty Inkster was nicked for nine hits, one more than losing chucker McIntyre of the Gunners allowed.

Inkster (W) and xxx
McIntyre (L) and xxx

(August 4)  The Arnold & Quigley Cubs clinched a playoff spot in the Commercial Baseball League with a 10 to 3 win over the Forsts at the Powell Street grounds. The Cubs pounded Herb Maveety for eleven bingles while pushing over four counters in each of the fourth and sixth stanzas. Outfielder Shimmin’s opening inning two-run homer got the winners off on the right foot. Chuck Davis, starting A & Q pitcher, was chased from the game in the fourth inning following an incident with the plate umpire.

Maveety (L) and Vernon
Davis (W), Esplen (4) and B. Peters

Semi-finals (best-of-three)  
Arnold & Quigley Cubs vs Patricias

(August 5)  Third-place Arnold & Quigley Cubs drew first blood in the Commercial League semi-finals by spanking the league runner-up Patricias 9 to 6. The Pats went through three hurlers in the spotty affair. Johnny Esplen, younger brother of “Babe”, was none too effective on the hill for the Cubs but lasted the route and took the victory. Outfielder Bain crushed a three-run homer for the winners while teammate Inkster drilled two doubles and a one-bagger.

Gibb (L), Wynne (4), Patton (5) and Mauro, DeSilva
Esplen (W) and B. Peters

(August 6)  The fighting Patricia Hotelmen tallied three runs in the last inning to gain a 10 – 10 tie with the Arnold & Quigley Cubs in the second semi-final clash. The Pats were full value for at least a tie, cracking out 18 bingles, double the Cubs’ total. “Gummy” Leach had a four-for-four performance at the platter for the Patricias with one of his hits being a three-bagger. Catcher Pete Mauro also did well with the war club, stroking a double and two singles.

Davis, Inkster (7) and B. Peters
Burton, Wynne (6) and Mauro

(August 7)  Home runs by outfielder Bain and first baseman Paterson led the Arnold & Quigley Cub attack that sent Patricias’ starting hurler Patton to the showers in the third inning and sparked the Cubs to a 5 to 3 victory over the Pats, eliminating the Hotelmen from the Commercial League playoffs. Paterson also clubbed a double in support of winning pitcher Johnny Esplen. The Patricias threatened in the final frame of the semi-final contest, loading the bases with one out, but a double play ended the comeback attempt.

Esplen (W) and B. Peters
Patton, Burton (3) and Mauro

Finals (best-of-seven) 
Arnold & Quigley Cubs vs Asahis

(August 13)  Playing under the floodlights at Con Jones Park, the Asahis walloped the Arnold & Quigley Cubs 16 to 4 in the first game of the Commercial League finals. Known as a light-hitting contingent forced to manufacture runs through their adept bunting skills and speed on the basepaths, the Nippons appeared out of character in mounting a huge 18-hit offensive attack. Leading the slugfest was Joe Fukui who had four safeties with a double included. Frank Shiraishi slugged a pair of triples and a one-bagger.

T. Suga (W), Nishihara (7) and Yasui
Davis (L), Esplen (6) and B. Peters

(August 17)  In a wild finish, the Arnold & Quigley Cubs stopped the Asahis 7 to 6 at the Powell Street grounds to square the Commercial League final series at one win each. A big five-run fourth inning helped to propel the Cubs into a 7 to 3 lead as the Nippons came to bat in the final frame. It turned out that A & Q needed that margin as, after two had been retired, they went to pieces and the flashy Japanese nine scored three times, just failing to even it up. The game’s leading hitters were all from the Cubs. First baseman Paterson slugged two doubles and a single. Shortstop Dan Peters connected for a triple and one-bagger and third baseman Clampitt stroked two singles.

Nishihara (L) and Yasui
Inkster (W) and B. Peters

(August 19)  The Asahis came from behind to squeeze through with a 3 to 2 victory over the Arnold & Quigley Cubs in the third game of the Commercial Baseball League playoffs at Powell Street. The win boosted the Nippons into a one-game lead in the fight for the title. The Cubs got their two runs in the sixth inning when first baseman Scotty Inkster got to Ty Suga for a homer with Bobby Peters aboard. The Asahis fought back with a three-spot in the seventh, copping the triumph through smart baseball. Over the course of the nine innings, the Nippons pilfered six bases to maximize their paltry four-hit offensive output. Nag Nishihara had two of these safeties.

Esplen (L) and B. Peters
T. Suga (W) and Masuda

(August 21)  Darkness put a halt to the fourth game of the Commercial Baseball League finals after the Asahis and Arnold & Quigley Cubs had battled to an exciting nine-inning 7 – 7 draw. Entering the final frame one run in arrears, the Nippons went ahead by a single counter when Joe Fukui homered soon after Reg Yasui had tripled. But back came the fighting Cubs in their half of the frame as first baseman Paterson doubled to drive in Bobby Peters with the equalizer. Paterson and teammate Dan Peters wound up with three hits apiece to lead all swatters. Fukui was best with the stick for the Nippons, attaining a two-bagger to go along with his four-ply clout.

K. Suga, T. Suga (7) and Yasui
Davis and B. Peters

(August 22)  In the midst of their playoff battle for the Commercial League tiara, the Asahis took time out to renew an old rivalry with the IOCO Imperials in an exhibition game staged for the financial benefit of Bobby Woodward, Shores' Jewellers’ third baseman, who had his left leg broken during a Terminal League game. Unlike most exhibition encounters, this one had plenty of emotion, hustle, sensational fielding, timely hitting and an exciting finish. After winning pitcher Freddy Condon sent the game into overtime with a ninth-inning inside-the-park round-tripper, it took the teams three extra frames to decide a winner.The Imperials finally prevailed, 8 to 7, when Ralph Spicer drove the ball to the outfield fence with the bases loaded to plate the winner. “Scotty” Knox and outfielder Tucker had homered earlier in the game for the Esso tribe before Condon added his team’s third dinger.  

Nishihara (L) and Yasui
Condon (W) and Spicer, Telosky

(August 25)  Overcoming a a 2 to 0 deficit in their last two turns at bat, the Asahis claimed a close 3 to 2 verdict over the Arnold & Quigley Cubs in the fifth game of the Commercial League finals. Out hit by an 8 to 5 margin over the course of the game, the Nippons were able to climax their comeback when Roy Yamamura singled in George Shishido in the bottom of the seventh to take the lead for the first time in the game. The Cubs were then retired by winning flinger Ty Suga in the eighth, at which time the game was terminated because of darkness. 

Inkster (L) and B. Peters
T. Suga (W) and Yasui 

(August 27)  The spirited Arnold & Quigley Cubs climaxed a last-inning rally to defeat the Asahis 7 to 6 and prolong the final series. Two were out, the bases loaded, one run needed to tie and two to win when outfielder Shimmin of the Cubs knocked a grounder to third baseman Herb Tanaka in the final canto. A play to any base would have given the Nippons the game and the series but the ball bounced off Tanaka’s glove and rolled into leftfield. Before it was retrieved, two Cubs had scampered home with the necessary markers. Chuck Davis, who came on as a reliever in the fifth frame, was the winning slabman. A & Q first baseman Scotty Inkster ripped three doubles while Frank Shiraishi, with a triple and double, led the Asahi hitters. Cub outfielder Paterson was banished from the game in the third inning for attacking umpire “Peggy” Duff after being called out on strikes.

K. Suga, T. Suga (3), Nishihara (L) (5) and Yasui
Esplen, Davis (W) (5) and B. Peters 

(September 1)  The seventh game of the Commercial Baseball League finals at the Powell Street grounds not only ended in a 7 – 7 tie but also a melee involving players and spectators. First baseman Joe Fukui of the Asahis had apparently hit an inside-the-park home run which would have won the game and the series for the Nippons when a decision by umpire Charlie Stevenson to call Fukui out for failing to touch home plate initiated a free-for-all fight in the last of the eighth inning. The Arnold & Quigley Cubs were fortunate to attain a draw and prolong the series as, even had Fukui pulled up at third base instead of steamrolling for home, with nobody out, the Asahis would have surely been able to squeeze him across with the clinching counter. But, to their credit, the Cubs did fight back from a late 6 to 1 deficit and had actually forged ahead by a run in their half of the last frame. 

Davis and B. Peters
T. Suga and Yasui

(September 7)  In spite of out hitting the visitors in both games, the usually adept fielding Asahis of Vancouver unraveled defensively, committing 13 errors in two games while the Auburn Club of Seattle captured the Pacific Northwest Japanese baseball championship with 4 to 3 and 6 to 5 victories in both games of a doubleheader. Hori, pitching ace of the Puget Sounders, got credit for mound victories in both contests.

Hori (W) and Tokumasu
K. Suga (L) and Yasui

Hori (W), Sakagami (7) and Tokumasu
Nishihara (L) and Yasui

(September 9) Claiming to be “fed up” with the whole series, the Arnold & Quigley Cubs refused to take the field for any remaining playoff games, thereby forfeiting the 1936 Commercial Baseball League championship to the Asahis. Manager Roy Douglas of the Cubs gave no specific reason for the decision.

(September 14)  Reversing their decision to abandon the series, the Arnold & Quigley Cubs finally appeared at Con Jones Park for the resumption of Commercial League playoff action and were dumped 7 to 1 by the Asahis. A five-run splurge in the seventh inning sealed the deal and the series for the Nippons. Ty Suga got the mound win on a four-hitter. Frank Shiraishi and Kaz Suga each poked a double and single for the Asahis who have now issued a challenge to the Terminal League champion IOCO Imperials club for a best-of-three inter-league series, a set of unsanctioned games with no provincial playdown implications.

T. Suga (W) and Yasui
Esplen (L) and B. Peters 

While engaging in an exhibition challenge series with the Terminal League champion IOCO contingent, the Asahis concurrently began a Senior “B” playoff showdown against North Vancouver of the North Shore Baseball League. Adding to the confusion was the provincial Senior “A” playoff participation by IOCO who faced the Vancouver Senior City champion Arrows in a set-to which began at the same time.

(September 15)  The Asahis cracked out a 7 to 4 victory over the IOCO Imperials in the first of a maximum three-game challenge series. Both teams hit the ball freely with the Oilers holding a 12 to 11 advantage over the Nippons. Eddie Davies of IOCO was the hitting star of the evening with four safeties in five visits to the platter.

Horne (L), Condon (3), Holmes (7) and Telosky
K. Suga (W) and Yasui

(September 22)  Taking their second consecutive victory over the IOCO Imperials, the Commercial League Asahis were crowned as Vancouver’s East End inter-league baseball champions. The smart Japanese club toppled the Terminal Leaguers 2 to 1 behind the clutch pitching of Nag Nishihara who was able to strand 12 enemy baserunners when the chips were on the line. Outfielders Eddie Davies and Crawford both hit three singles for the IOCO’s while catcher Telosky ripped a brace of doubles. Herb Tanaka and Reg Yasui both had two bingles for the Nippons. 

Nishihara (W) and Yasui
Condon (L) and Telosky 


Provincial Senior “A” playdowns 
IOCO Imperials (Terminal League) vs Arrows (Vancouver Senior City League)

(September 17)  The Arrows went hitless and runless for five frames before getting their batting eyes focused properly on the benders of IOCO southpaw Freddy Condon and then broke out for a 5 to 1 win over the Imperials at Athletic Park. Reg Jowett, a former Oiler, toiled on the hill for the Transfermen and limited his former mates to just three hits. The Arrows scored four runs in the sixth canto to grab the lead and salt the game away. Charlie Miron, George Smith and Sandy Henderson all had a pair of hits for the winners.

Condon (L) and Telosky
Jowett (W) and Henry

(September 18)  Slight IOCO southpaw Charlie Holmes limited the Arrows to six hits as the Imperials staged a five-run rally off “Lefty” Wilkie in the seventh inning to take a 5 to 1 verdict from the Cartage Crew and square the Senior “A” baseball championship at one game apiece. The Arrows only managed to squeeze two safeties out of Holmes in the final seven frames of the game and one of those was a slow roller down the third base line. A clothes-line single by Ralph Spicer and a double by each drove in a brace of counters for the Imperials in their late outburst. Knox wound up with a pair of two-baggers to lead the stickers.

Wilkie (L) and Henry
Holmes (W) and Telosky 

(September 19)  Heavy fog prevented the playing of the third game of the provincial Senior “A” baseball finals.

(September 21)  The Vancouver Sun reported this date that the Arrows, champions of the Senior City Baseball League, had disbanded for the season after the core players on the roster had left Vancouver for their out-of-town residences.     

Provincial Senior “B” playdowns (best-of-three) 
Asahis (Commercial League) vs North Vancouver (North Shore League)

(September 17)  With three of their regular starters missing, the Asahis advanced one step nearer the Senior “B” provincial finals by edging North Vancouver 3 to 2 in a game that was limited to five innings. The Nippons grabbed the lead in the opening stanza on Frank Shiraishi's RBI single and never let the North Shore club catch them. Ty Suga went the route on the rubber for the Asahis, winning on a three-hitter.

Sutherland (L) and Downie
T. Suga (W) and Yasui

(September 23)  The Asahis are still running on a win streak. They advanced to the Senior “B” provincial finals, defeating North Vancouver 4 to 2 for their second straight win in the series. A home run by Frank Shiraishi climaxed a fifth-inning rally by the Nippons that netted them all their runs. Two walks, a double by Jim Fukui and an error preceded the circuit clout. The Asahis will now face Hammond, champions of the Dewdney Triangle Baseball League, for the provincial Senior “B” tiara.

xxx (W) and xxx
xxx (L) and xxx 

Provincial Senior “B” semi-finals (best-of-three) 
Hammond (Dewdney Triangle League) vs Langley (Delta International League)

(September 19)  Hammond took a one-sided 16 to 4 decision from Langley in the opener of their semi-final series.

(September 20)  Hammond advanced to meet the Vancouver Asahis in the B.C. Senior “B” baseball finals after outclassing Langley 13 to 3 to sweep their series. Morrison was the winning pitcher

Senior “B” finals  
Hammond vs Vancouver Asahis

(September 25)  Hammond was awarded the 1936 B.C. Senior “B” baseball championship after the Asahis were unable to field a team for the proposed series. Injuries to Ty Suga and “Nag” Nishihara, the former with a poisoned finger and the latter with a broken one, the inability of catcher Reg Yasui to get off work in addition to the out-of-town absence of Mickey Maruno, forced the Nippons to default.