1942 Game Reports, Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley     

1942 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley   
1942 BC Interior   
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(May 2)  Defending champion Diethers inaugurated the 1942 Burrard League season at the Powell Street grounds by edging the Norvan nine 3 to 2. Sandy Henderson’s fifth-inning double off veteran “Red” Tulloch was the blow that put the Coalers ahead to stay after falling behind in the third. Bob Montador earned the mound win with a seven-hitter. His clutch hurling in the last frame put down a last-ditch Norvan rally that fell short when he whiffed Jud McNaughton with the bases full. Tulloch was equally sharp, yielding six safeties, and deserved a better fate as his mates made errors in the clutch that cost him a victory.

Tulloch (L) and Petrunia
Montador (W) and Henry

(May 4)  The St. Regis Hotelmen clobbered three Patricia pitchers for 16 hits in walking away with a 14 to 3 pasting of the Pats. Playing-manager Jimmy Condon grabbed the mound triumph with a steady seven-hitter. Only Stan Laycock gave him any trouble, touching him for three hot safeties. Bill Adshead of the Saints had a stellar offensive game, slamming a triple, double and a pair of singles. Shortstop Jimmy Tough smacked a home run for the winners.

Condon (W) and Adshead
Reid (W), Baer (2), Lawn (4) and Tait

(May 5)  Diethers marred the debut of the West Coast nine into the Burrard League by dropping the Shipyarders 5 to 3. Neither team did much offensively, as both squads managed just four hits each. Diethers capitalized on the wildness of West Coast starter “Dude” Kendrick and reliever “Pete” Peterson for four second-inning runs. Jim Clark of the Coalers whiffed eight of the Coasters to earn the mound win. Ed Holden of the Shipyarders had the longest smash of the evening, a three-bagger.

Clark (W) and Henry
Kendrick, Peterson (L) (2), Hunt (4) and Trasolini

(May 6)  The Norvans got by St. Regis 5 to 3  as Jack McIntyre of the Shipbuilders and the Saints’ Hal Straight both turned in quality mound performances. There wasn’t much to choose between the two left-handers although Lady Luck seemed to be a bit kinder to McIntyre and the Norvans. Shortstop Jimmie Robertson of the Shipbuilders tagged Straight for a bases-empty round-tripper in the first inning while teammate Casey Jones lit him up for a pair of doubles.

McIntyre (W) and Petrunia
Straight (L) and Adshead

(May 7)  The West Coast Shipyarders launched their first Burrard League victory, a 4 to 1 win over the Patricias with “Lefty” Gervais doing the slab honours with a neat five-hitter. Meanwhile, his mates collected seven hits and a flock of bases on balls off the Pat pitching staff. Jimmy Biggan had two singles and a pair of runs-batted-in for the winners.

Gervais (W) and Trasolini
A. Moser (L), Rogers (5), Reid (6) and Tait

(May 8)  St. Regis edged Diethers 7 to 6 in a game with a wild finish. The Hotelmen had a comfortable 7 to 3 lead as the Coalers began their final turn at bat. A one-out double drove in a pair of counters to narrow the gap to two. Then, with two retired, another double had two baserunners scurrying for the plate. The first one scored easily but the second one, the potential tying run in the form of Harry Moralia, was just nipped at the platter by catcher Billy Adshead. Second baseman Sandy Henderson of Diethers was the game’s leading swatter, singling twice as well as hitting a double.

S. Tough (W) and Adshead
Montador (L) and Henry

(May 11)  Pete Peterson, a rawboned rookie pitcher for the West Coast baseball nine, fought a come-from-behind battle at Powell Street to beat out the Patricias at the wire 7 to 6. Peterson got off to a bad start and was down 4 to 0 after an inning and a half. Pats’ Rupe Stevenson, the first batter to face him, socked a solo home run. In the last of the second, Peterson got one back himself with a booming triple that scored Joe Brockenborough. The comeback continued from innings three through five, although side-tracked temporarily after a two-run error allowed the Pats to plate a pair. The Coasters finally won it for Peterson in their half of the sixth when Eddie Holden slapped a double and “Scotty” Inkster drove him home with a single.

Thompson (L) and Tait
Peterson (W) and Trasolini

(May 13)  The Patricias ran their losing streak to four in a row by dropping a 6 to 3 verdict to Diethers. The Coalmen plated four second-inning counters against loser Andy Reid who came into the game cold after starter Al Moser complained of a sore arm and was removed. Rookie Jack Graham went the route, tossing a six-hitter, for the win. Ed Henry, Sandy Henderson and Sam Waxstein all had two hits for the winners with Henry’s total including a triple while Henderson and Waxstein produced a double in their total. Dave Simpson had a two-run circuit-clout for the Pats.

Graham (W) and Henry
A. Moser, Reid (L) (2) and Yorke

(May 14)  “Dude” Kendrick had his “nothing-ball” working well as he held the St. Regis sluggers to five base raps in a game in which West Coast emerged with a 7 to 1 win. His mates teed off on hard and often on Saints’ playing-manager Jimmy Condon for eleven safe blows, including five doubles. Coley Hall saved the Hotelmen from being whitewashed when he belted a solo four-bagger in the last frame. “Rookie” Naples, cousin of the Norvan’s Joe, and Eddie Holden hit a couple of two-baggers each for the Coasters.

Kendrick (W) and Trasolini
Condon (L) and Adshead

(May 15)  Diethers marched to an easy 9 to 0 whitewashing of the Norvans at Powell Street. Young Jimmy Clark of the Coalers stopped the lackadaisical Shipyard Crew on three hits while whiffing nine. Diethers, meanwhile, socked Joe “Red” Tulloch on the Norvan hillock from practically the first pitch and were hardly less lenient on his successor, Jack McIntyre. In all, they collected 16 bingles. Ed Henry set the pace with five of them and Bruce Thirsk followed right behind with four.

Clark (W) and Henry
Tulloch (L), McIntyre (4) and Petrunia

(May 18)  St. Regis nipped West Coast 6 to 4 as a pair of veteran southpaws squared off for hill supremacy. Left-hander Norm Hill started for the Coasters but was wilder than a jilted blonde and got the hook after a frame and one-third leaving his mates five counters in arrears. “Lefty” Gervais, who relieved Hunt, pitched the best ball of the evening but his team wasn’t able to overcome the early deficit. Winning tosser Hal Straight, another portsider, went the distance for the Hoteliers, limiting West Coast to six blows, but four of them were bunched in the second and third innings for three runs. Outfielders Jimmy Morrison and Ralph Stong both ripped a double and two singles for the winning nine.

Straight (W) and S. Tough
Hunt (L), Gervais (2) and Trasolini

(May 20)  Umpire George Van Hatten awarded a Burrard League game to Diethers after five innings of play with the Coalmen ahead 13 to 1 over an uninspired West Coast nine and threatening to add to their total. Call it lack of hustle or loafing on the part of the Shipyarders, the decision to call off the impending massacre was well received. Diethers had scored in every inning while Bob Montador was taming the Coasters on three meagre safeties. Six runs in the fifth frame, topped off by Dick Bentley’s three-run homer, tore the game open completely. Playing-manager Ed Henry of Diethers had accumulated three hits, including a double, when Van Hatten obligingly came to the aid of all present.

Peterson (L), Kendrick (4) and DeSilva, Trasolini
Montador (W) and Henry

(May 21)  The doormats of the Burrard League, the Patricias, took another pasting as St. Regis clubbed them 9 to 2 in a rain-shortened game. The Pats have lost five straight. Skipper Jimmy Condon toiled on the hill for the Saints and allowed only three blows in six innings. First baseman Coley Hall contributed two doubles to the St. Regis cause.

Rogers (L), Wheeler (1) and Lamoine
Condon (W) and J. Tough

Standings       W     L      Pct.
Diethers        5     1     .833
St. Regis       5     2     .714
West Coast      3     3     .500
Norvans         1     3     .250
Patricias       0     5     .000

(May 22)  The Norvans used the bunt effectively to beat “Lefty” Gervais and West Coast 4 to 2. Three successive bunts that went for base hits after Casey Jones had walked produced three Norvan runs in the fourth inning and that was enough to scuttle Gervais, although the speedy southpaw only allowed five hits. Jack McIntyre, another left-hander, pitched the Shipbuilders’ victory with an eight-hitter. Outfielder Ted Walker had two hits, one a bunt single, for the winners while Jimmy Biggan and “Scotty” Inkster of the Coasters both came through with a double and single.

McIntyre (W) and Tinling 
Gervais (L) and DeSilva

(May 26)  Dean Ballam allowed West Coast only one forlorn bingle as the Norvans trimmed their shipyard rivals 2 to 0 in a tight Burrard League game. Losing flinger Ronnie Hunt was no slouch on the hillock either as he limited the Norvans to six safeties. Casey Jones, with a double and single, was the only batter from either side to get two hits.

Hunt (L) and Trasolini
Ballam (W) and Petrunia

(May 27)  The league-leading Diethers Coalmen pulverized the Patricias 14 to 1, lambasting a pair of Pat chuckers for all of their runs on 12 hits in 3 2/3 innings. In desperation, the Pats then called upon an ancient citizen named “Pop” Marshall who teetered out to the mound and stopped the rampaging Diether sluggers cold for the remainder of the long-lost contest. The Coalers managed only a couple of scratch hits off the retired veteran during his 3 1/3 innings on the slab. Bruce Thirsk, with a double and two singles, led the winners offensively. His teammate, outfielder Harvey Walter, chipped in with three singles.

Wheeler (L), A. Moser (2), Marshall (4) and Lamoine
Graham (W), Ruddell (6) and Henry 

(May 28)  Diethers continued to merrily roll along atop the Burrard circuit with a 6 to 3 triumph over St. Regis, their closest pursuers. Jimmy Clark rang up 12 strikeouts while fashioning a six-hitter for the mound triumph. Clark also went two-for-two at the dish and laid down a pair of deft sacrifices. Batterymate Ed Henry slugged a triple and single to enhance the young chucker’s cause while outfielder Harvey Walter doubled twice. Jimmy Morrison of the Saints had the most luck at the plate against Clark, tripling and singling. 

Clark (W) and Henry
Kabat (L), Straight (2) and J. Tough

(May 29)  “Red” Tulloch racked up his first Burrard Baseball League mound win as the Norvans defeated the winless Patricias 5 to 3. “Lefty” Thompson went the route for the pathetic Pats whose losing skein has reached seven. Casey Jones and Jud McNaughton had three base blows apiece for the victors.

Thompson (L) and Lamoine
Tulloch (W) and Tinling

(June 1)  A bevy of bobbles and a wild throw by usually smooth-fielding shortstop Jimmy Robertson of the Norvans was chiefly responsible for the Diethers nine chalking up a 4 to 2 win at the Powell Street grounds. Staked to a 2 to 0 lead in the opening canto on Casey Jones’ two-run dinger, things looked bright for the Shipbuilders. The penthouse-dwellers took full advantage of the opportunities afforded them through lax defensive play by knotting the count in the third and plating another brace in the fourth to surge ahead. Bob Montador tossed a five-hitter to capture the hillock verdict.

Gunnarson (L) and Petrunia
Montador (W) and Henry

(June 2)  Those cellar-dwelling Patricias came awfully close to winning their first game of the Burrard campaign but, as luck would have it, they are still on the toboggan. St. Regis had to go into extra-innings to beat the Pats 4 to 3. Jimmy Condon, on the hill for the Saints, yielded but five hits in taking the mound triumph. Al Moser, pitching for the Pats, took an especially long windup in the overtime session with fleet Frank Ambler of the Hotelmen on third base and, it cost him big time as Ambler broke for the plate and was able to pilfer home with the winning tally.

Condon (W) and Stong
A. Moser (L) and Lamoine

(June 3)  West Coast snapped the six-game win streak of the pace-setting Diethers squad by edging the Coalers 2 to 1. “Dude” Kendrick pitched smashing eight-hit ball for the complete-game win and also contributed to his own cause with a rousing homer in the second inning. The Coasters’ winning run came in the fifth panel on a walk to Dave DeSilva, a sacrifice and George Smith’s clutch single. Second baseman Lee Morley of the Shipyard squad had a double and a single.

Graham (L), Clark (6) and Henry
Kendrick (W) and Trasolini

(June 4)  The Norvans broke loose for 12 base blows to swarm all over St. Regis 11 to 1 at Powell Street. Dean Ballam shutdown the Saints on five hits in picking up the mound decision. Jud McNaughton led the Norvan willow wielders with a double and a pair of one-baggers.

Ballam (W) and Petrunia
Kabat (L), Brown (6) and Stong 

(June 5)  Scoring nine runs in the top of the initial inning, the West Coasters added the the miseries of the Patricias as they hammered the Pats 17 to 7. The losers used five different tossers during the rout. Ross Edy slammed a homer and double for the Westcos. Third sacker Rupe Noble of the Pats came in with a double and two singles.

Pollock, Warner (W) (3), Peterson (5) and DeSilva
Lott (L), Reid (1), Pearson (1), Wheeler (1), Clark (2) and Lamoine

(June 11)  Held to just five bingles by Jimmy Condon of St. Regis, the Norvans were able to bunch four of these into a big third inning to defeat the Hoteliers 4 to 2. Joe “Red” Tulloch held the Saints to seven hits in winning for the Shipbuilders. Ralph Stong of the vanquished nine collected a double and single, the only batter on either team to accumulate two hits.

Condon (L) and Stong
Tulloch (W) and Petrunia

(June 12)  Diethers nipped the hapless Patricias 6 to 5 after the Pats had taken a 5 to 0 lead in the first three innings. Lanky Al Moser, who squandered the handy lead as he tired in the late innings, completed his own downfall by issuing a bases-loaded walk to force in the winning counter. The game featured a fight between Pats’ backstop Pete Mauro and Sam Waxstein of the Coalmen an inning after a collision at the plate in which Mauro was the central figure. Both were banished from the game. Bruce Thirsk drilled three singles for the victors while Stan Laycock doubled twice and singled for the lowly Pats. 

Montador (W) and Henry
A. Moser (L) and Mauro, Laycock

(June 13)  Thanks to Greg “Hardrock” Kabat’s sterling six-hit pitching chore, St. Regis moved back into the runner-up spot in the Burrard League taking a 6 to 2 decision from West Coast. Three double plays by his mates helped immensely in pulling off the win. Outfielder Gibson of the Saints poled a double and single in support of his chucker 

Peterson (L), Gervais (3) and Trasolini
Kabat (W) and McDonald

(June 15)  Carl “Lefty” Gunnarson out pitched previously unbeaten Jim Clark down at Powell Street as the Norvans shutout Diethers 3 to 0. In saddling young Clark with his initial defeat of the campaign, the Shipbuilders touched his offerings for eight base blows including three by “Dude” Kendrick. The league-leaders were only able to capture five hits off Gunnarson and three of these went to Sandy Henderson, one being a two-bagger.

Clark (L) and Henry
Gunnarson (W) and Petrunia

(June 16)  After ten straight setbacks, the Patricias finally crashed the Burrard League’s winning circle as they tripped up St. Regis 6 to 4 at the Powell Street grounds. Diminutive Andy Reid worked smoothly on the hill for the Pats to capture their inaugural victory with an eight-hitter, three hits coming from the bat of outfielder Roy Brown whose total included two doubles. Reid was also the victim of a fluke inside-the-park home run by Ralph Stong on a blow that took a bad bounce to elude the middle outer gardener. Hot corner custodian Rupe Noble picked up a double and two singles to lead the victors’ 11-hit attack.

Reid (W) and Lamoine
Condon (L) and Stong

Standings          W      L      Pct.
Diethers           9      3     .750
Norvans            7      4     .636
St. Regis          7      6     .538
West Coast         5      6     .455
Patricias          1     10     .091 

(June 17)  Diethers strengthened their hold on first-place in the Burrard League with a 5 to 1 win over West Coast. Pitching his first league game of the season, George Boston settled into the groove that led him to the top of the hurling heap last year. The Westco nine only picked up three hits off his slants, two from the bat of outfielder George Smith, and their only run was unearned. Ed Henry and Harvey Walter both had a double and single for the Coalmen.

Kendrick (L), Hunt (6) and Trasolini
Boston (W) and Henry

(June 18)  Dean Ballam won his third pitching decision of the campaign as his Norvan mates climbed aboard the southpaw slants of “Lefty” Thompson to provide him with sufficient run support in a 6 to 1 victory over the Patricias. Ballam throttled the Pats on three hits, including a double and single by former teammate Joe Naples who just secured his transfer to the Pats, in going the distance. Big Casey Jones, leading loop hitter, bulged his average considerably with a double and a mighty two-run homer in three trips to the platter. Infielder Bryan Forster followed Jones with a double and single.

Ballam (W) and Tinling
Thompson (L), Clark (7) and Lamoine

(June 19)  Ronnie Hunt surrendered three final-inning tallies but hung on to preserve a 6 to 3 win for his West Coast mates over the St. Regis Hoteliers. Hunt finished with a admirable four-hitter while the Westcos combed loser Greg Kabat for six safeties. Coasters’ second sacker J. “Rookie” Naples led all swatters with a brace of two-baggers.

Kabat (L) and Stong
Hunt (W) and Trasolini

(June 20)  The Norvans muffed a glorious opportunity to hop just one game behind Burrard league-leading Diethers when the Shipbuilders blew one to the lowly Patricias 4 to 3. Al Moser held the Norvans to five hits in capturing the mound triumph. Dave Simpson, J. “Rookie” Naples and Rupe Noble each contributed a double and a single to the Pats’ ten-hit offense.

Gunnarson (L) and Tinling
A. Moser (W) and Mauro

(June 21)  The Patricias, Burrard League basement occupiers, added a third scalp to what is beginning to become a bulging belt when they knocked off the league-leading Diethers nine 6 to 2. The Coalers jumped into a 1 to 0 first-inning lead but the Pats started on their road to victory in the fourth frame with three runs and were never headed from then on. Andy Reid got the complete-game hurling win with a six-hitter. Earl Stevenson and J. “Rookie” Naples both had a triad of base blows for the victors with one of Naples’ raps being a double. George “Lefty” Boston had a home run and double for Diethers.

Reid (W) and Mauro
Graham (L) and Henry

(June 22)  Dean Ballam hung up his fourth straight victory as he pitched the Norvans to an easy 13 to 2 triumph over West Coast. Ballam fanned eight in registering a three-hitter. Infielder Vern Kendrick led the Shipbuilders at the dish, belting a home run, double and single. Teammate Ted Walker followed with a double and a brace of one-baggers.

Gervais (L), Hunt (6) and Trasolini
Ballam (W) and Petrunia

(June 24)  Although he was roughed up for ten hits including a two-run homer by Ralph Stong, left-hander Jimmy Clark of the Diethers nine improved his pitching credentials to four wins against a single loss when the Coalmen dumped St. Regis 8 to 5. Harvey Walter and Dick Bentley were the big stickers for Diethers as each drilled three hits. Walter had a pair of doubles in his total while Bentley’s included a four-bagger.

Clark (W) and Henry
Condon (L), J. Reid (7) and McDonald 

(June 25)  The much-improved Patricias scored their third consecutive Burrard League win and their second straight over the Norvans when they took the Shipbuilders into camp 5 to 1. Al Moser limited the Norvans to three hits in claiming the mound verdict. The Pats lit up losing flinger M. “Pills” Purcello for a dozen safe blows including three by third sacker Rupe Noble.

A. Moser (W) and Mauro
Purcello (L) and Petrunia

(June 26)  The Norvans gained some ground in the Burrard loop when they beat their Shipyard foes, West Coast, 5 to 3. Dean Ballam tossed five-hit ball for his fifth straight mound decision. Vern Kendrick, Casey Jones and Jud McNaughton each contributed a double and single to the Norvans’ ten-hit offensive thrust.

Ballam (W) and Petrunia
Kendrick (L), Gervais (7) and Trasolini

(June 27)  St. Regis snapped a long Burrard Baseball league famine when they blanked the top-dog Diethers aggregation 3 to 0 behind Greg Kabat’s four-hit pitching. Kabat helped his own cause with a double and single at the plate. His batterymate, catcher Hec McDonald slapped a pair of doubles.

Kabat (W) and McDonald
Pawluck (L) and Henry

(June 29)  Continuing to play at an inspired level, the Patricias moved to within a game of fourth-place West Coast after hanging up their fourth straight victory, a 9 to 7 win over the Coasters.  The Westcos, although lighting up winner Andy Reid for 15 safeties, were dangerous only in the last inning when five doubles accounted for four runs to make it close. Pats’ catcher “Mushy” Anselmo laced three singles. Norm Trasolini picked up a pair of doubles plus a single for West Coast while sidekick Lee Morley chipped in with a trio of one-baggers.

Reid (W) and Anselmo
Peterson (L), Hunt (4), Gervais (4) and Trasolini

(June 30)  St. Regis downed the loop-leading Diethers nine for the second straight time, taking the latest contest by a 5 to 0 count.

Clark, Henry and Henry, Bentley
S. Tough, Brown and Stong

(July 1)  Playing in the Capital City, Coley Hall’s St. Regis ball club from the Burrard League in Vancouver scored a double victory in a Dominion Day series with the Victoria Senior League All-Stars. The mainlanders took the afternoon engagement 4 to 2 and the night clash 10 to 6.

Condon (W) and Trasolini, Stong
Whitney (L), Switch and Harney

Brown (W), Condon and Stong
Rattlesnake (L), Shillito and Harney

(July 1)  A group of select players from the Burrard Baseball League hosted a strong Nanaimo nine before a goodly crowd at Powell Street, coming away with a 9 to 7 triumph. The Burrard Leaguers slapped 14 base raps off a pair of Hub City chuckers while Dean Ballam and “Gummy” Leach of the Vancouverites were touched for nine safeties.

Naylor, Biggs and Edmunds
Ballam (W), Leach and Plaxton 

(July 2)  Although only able to collect three base blows off the slants of Ronnie Hunt, the Norvans grabbed a share first-place after edging the lowly West Coast squad by a 3 to 2 score. “Lefty” Gunnarson limited the Coasters to four hits and fanned 11 in taking the mound decision. Losing flinger Hunt’s biggest problem was his control as he wound up issuing six walks and hitting a batter.

Gunnarson (W) and Petrunia
Hunt (L) and Trasolini

(July 3)  The Patricias escaped sole possession of the Burrard League cellar when they took advantage of Hal Straight’s wildness to score a 5 to 3 win over St. Regis. Straight pitched a neat two-hitter but gave up ten walks. Winning tosser Al Moser gave up seven hits in going the route. St. Regis’ second baseman Frank Ambler was the only batter to connect for two hits, one being a double.

Straight (L) and Stong
A. Moser (W) and Anselmo

(July 6)  The Norvans took over as undisputed leaders in the Burrard League by defeating the Diethers nine at Powell Street 14 to 4. The Shipbuilders “Pills” Purcello gave up six hits and had his fastball hopping, blowing down seven by the strikeout route. His mates blasted 17 hits off three Diether chuckers. Outfielder Ted Walker led the way, drilling two doubles and a single. Jud McNaughton and Vern Kendrick weren’t far behind as both had a double and a brace of one-baggers.

Purcello (W) and Petrunia
Pawluck (L), Henry (1), Graham (4) and Henry, Thirsk, Bentley

Standings        W     L     Pct.
Norvans         12     6    .667
Diethers        11     7    .611
St. Regis        9     9    .500
Patricias        6    11    .353
West Coast       6    11    .353

(July 7)  The Patricia Hotelmen hopped out of the Burrard League basement by stopping West Coast 8 to 7. Outfielder Jimmy Biggan of the West Coasters and second sacker “Gummy” Leach of the Patricias both picked up a double and single while winning flinger Al Moser of the Pats singled twice.

Hunt, D. Holden (L) (4) and DeSilva
A. Moser, Clark (W) (5) and Anselmo

(July 8)  After reeling off four straight mound decisions in this season’s episode of the Burrard Baseball League, Dean Ballam of the Norvans was clubbed from the mound in just 1/3 of an inning by the St. Regis nine and saddled with the hillock defeat as the Hotelman swamped the league-leaders 13 to 5 at Powell Street. A six-run opening-inning outburst, with each of the half-dozen tallies being charged to Ballam, was enough to set the stage for the rout. Veteran Hal Straight copped the win with a six-hitter. The St. Regis sluggers teed off on four Norvan heavers, two of whom were actually position players, for 14 base knocks including two doubles and a single by outfielder Ralph Stong and a two-bagger plus a brace of singles by second baseman Frank Ambler.

Ballam (L), Gunnarson (1), Walker (4), McNaughton (5) and Petrunia
Straight (W) and Adshead

(July 9)  West Coast made it known they want to leave the cellar honours in the Burrard League strictly for the Patricias. The Shipyarders blasted the league-leading Diethers squad 4 to 0 at the Powell Street grounds. “Lefty” Gervais of the Coasters had his slants working nicely as he limited the Coalmen to four scattered bingles while whiffing six. Bruce Thirsk, with a brace of doubles, proved to be the only thorn in the side of Gervais. “Scotty” Inkster singled twice for the winners.

Clark (L) and Henry
Gervais (W) and Trasolini 

(July 15)  Following a few days of rain and wet diamonds, play in the Burrard League resumed and saw the Norvans resume leadership with an 8 to 3 whipping of St. Regis. “Pills” Purcello, on the Norvan mound, held the Hotelmen to six hits and fanned four while his mates were hooking on to the slants of losing flinger Jim Condon for ten base blows including a homer by Kenny Lawn. Casey Jones picked up a pair of doubles for the victors.

Condon (L), Stong (5) and McDonald
Purcello (W) and Petrunia

(July 20)  The Norvans increased their lead atop the Burrard League when they blanked the second-place Diether nine 3 to 0 behind the six-hit pitching of Carl Gunnarson. George Boston made his second start on the hill for the Coalers and held the Slugging Shipbuilders to just five hits, three of which were collected by Ted Walker. George Petrunia’s home run clinched the game for the Norvans.

Boston (L) and Henry
Gunnarson (W) and Petrunia 

(July 21)  With newcomer “Sandy” Robertson on the rubber, St. Regis downed the Patricias 4 to 1 at Powell Street in the battle of the Hoteliers. In his Burrard League debut, high schooler Robertson threw an impressive one-hitter. It was a snappy game with Frank Ambler, Gibson and Bill Adshead all singling twice for the winners.

A. Moser (L) and Anselmo
Robertson (W) and Adshead 

(July 22)  The West Coast baseballers picked up another victory, a 3 to 2 win over the once-powerful Diethers nine. “Lefty” Gervais struck out ten while fashioning a six-hitter for the mound triumph. West Coast outfielder Jimmy Biggan connected for four hits in this contest, a double and three singles. Bruce Thirsk was the top swatter for Diethers with a double and single.

Gervais (W) and DeSilva
Scott (L) and Henry

(July 23)  Outfielder Pete Mauro’s two-run homer was the big blow of the game and propelled the Patricias to a narrow 3 to 2 win over the Norvans. Mauro’s fourth-inning dinger temporarily gave the Pats a one-run lead, a margin that was eventually lost. In the sixth frame, Mauro singled for his second hit of the game, went to second on a wild pitch, swiped the hot corner bag and trotted home with the winning marker on the overthrow to third during his steal.

Thompson (W) and Anselmo
Ballam (L) and Tinling

(July 24)  West Coast won their third in a row, dumping St. Regis 7 to 4. “Bud” Townsend, in his initial Burrard League pitching start, hurled a six-hitter and whiffed four in earning the win. Jimmy Biggan, Ed Holden and shortstop Morley all singled twice in support of Townsend’s mound effort. Ralph Stong doubled and singled for St. Regis.

Townsend (W) and DeSilva
Condon (L) and Stong

(July 27)  “Pills” Purcello and Ronnie Hunt, rookie aces for the Norvans and West Coast respectively, hooked up in a torrid mound duel at Powell Street with Purcello spinning a four-hitter to come out on top 5 to 1, largely because of the Norvans’ three runs in the sixth frame. An errorless encounter, the game provided heads up baseball throughout. Catcher George Petrunia and outfielder Ted Walker both picked up a pair of one-baggers in support of Purcello.

Hunt (L) and DeSilva
Purcello (W) and Petrunia

(July 28)  Diethers, once the almighty in the Burrard Baseball League, broke a six-game losing streak when they bumped the Patricias further down into the basement with a 4 to 1 win at Powell Street. Southpaw George Boston of Diethers spun a six-hitter for the victory. Pats’ outfielder Simpson, with a double and two singles, was the game’s top swatter. Infielders “Sandy” Henderson and Don Marshall of the Coalmen both singled twice. 

Clark (L), Thompson (2) and Anselmo
Boston (W) and Henry

(July 29)  High school wonder Sandy Robertson, drafted by St. Regis to take his turn on their hillock, scored his second straight Burrard League win when he held the West Coast team to three paltry bingles for a 4 to 2 St. Regis win. The Hotelmen scored all of their runs in their last turn at bat off losing chucker Eddie Holden. George Smith of the Coasters and Frank Ambler of St. Regis both had a brace of one-baggers.

E. Holden (L) and DeSilva
Robertson (W) and Adshead

(July 30)  Despite being out hit 10 to 8, the Patricias ventured out of the Burrard League basement when they squeezed out a 5 to 3 verdict over West Coast, relegating the losers to the cellar position. A pair of Coasters, “Dude” Kendrick and Jimmy Biggan, were the contest’s top lumbermen, Kendrick garnering a triple and double while Biggan drilled a brace of two-baggers.

Thompson (W) and Anselmo
McKenzie (L), Gervais (5) and DeSilva

(July 31)  Diethers continued their downward descent in the Burrard Baseball League when they dropped a 14 to 5 decision to St. Regis, bumping the Hoteliers into second place ahead of the Coalmen. Roy Brown, normally an outfielder, took a turn on the hillock for the St. Regis nine and came through with an eight-hitter to snatch the win. Only Bruce Thirsk, who lit him up for a home run and a single, posed any problem for him. The Saints bombarded a pair of Coaler chuckers for 19 base blows, four off the bat of Frank Ambler and three each by Ralph Stong, Jimmy Tough and shortstop Slinker.

Brown (W) and Adshead
Scott (L), Clark (2) and Henry

(August 1)  Bob Montador made his first appearance on the Diether hill since joining the Air Force and hurled the Coalmen to a 12 to 7 overtime win over the Patricias at the Powell Street grounds. Timely hitting by playing-manager Ed Henry was just what the doctor ordered for Montador. Henry rapped a pair of bases-loaded triples in the seventh and eight cantos, the latter swat turning out to be the game-winning hit.

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

(August 3)  The Norvans knocked St. Regis back into third place in the Burrard Baseball League when the Shipbuilders took a 9 to 4 decision from the Hotelmen. Portsider Carl Gunnarson pitched the win, holding St. Regis to eight hits. Both Billy Adshead and shortstop Slinker were able to light him up for triple and single apiece. Norvan outfielder Ted Walker slammed a double and single in leading the nine-hit assault on three St. Regis pitchers.

Gibson (L), Condon (3), Ambler (6) and Adshead
Gunnarson (W) and Petrunia

(August 4)  The West Coast baseballers are still holding on to a slim hope of making the Burrard League playoffs after defeating Diethers 5 to 4 at Powell Street. The Coasters scored all their runs off Ed Henry, making a rare pitching appearance, in the fourth frame. Infielder George Smith collected three hits for the winners.

Townsend (W), D. Holden (5) and DeSilva
Henry (L), Scott (4) and Bentley, Henry (4)

(August 5)  The Patricias were officially eliminated from any possibility of making the Burrard League playoffs after being knocked off by the high-flying Norvans 15 to 2. It was one of those games in which the Pats could do nothing right and the Norvans took advantage of it by clubbing 15 hits off four moundsmen. Leading the parade at the plate was third baseman Forester with four hits including two tripled. Vern Kendrick singled three times and Casey Jones reached out with his big bludgeon to drill a home run plus a one-bagger.

Ballam (W) and Petrunia
Clark (L), Thompson (1), Ross (6), Leach (6) and Anselmo

(August 6)  High school sensation “Sandy” Robertson continued his march through Burrard League competition with another fine pitching performance as he tossed a four-hit 10 to 3 win for St. Regis over Diethers. In winning his third straight in three tries, Robertson fanned eight. Home runs by shortstop Slinker, Frank Hall and Billy Adshead helped the Hotelmen in their victory quest. Adshead also had a double and a one-bagger to lead all players offensively.

Graham (L), Henry (3), Marshall (6) and Henry, Bentley (3)
Robertson (W) and Adshead

(August 7)  West Coast are keeping alive that faint glimmer of hope of getting into the playoffs. An easy 13 to 4 win over the Patricias fanned that tiny flame. Winning heaver Ronnie Hunt held the Pats to five hits. Second baseman Lee Morley led the Coasters’ offensive thrust on four Pat hurlers with three hits, one a double.

Leach (L), Thompson (1), Simpson (4), Noble (4) and Tait
Hunt (W) and DeSilva

(August 10)  Diethers dropped another Burrard league decision at the Powell Street grounds, losing 4 to 3 to the loop-leading Norvans. Catcher George Petrunia drove in the winning run with a sixth-inning double. Vern Kendrick and Ted Walker of the winners both had a pair of singles.

Scott (L) and Henry
Gunnarson, Ballam (W) (5) and Petrunia

(August 11)  Frank Ambler, regular St. Regis second-sacker, was seconded as a pitcher for his team and he came through successfully, setting the Patricias down on six hits as his mates scored a 5 to 4 win in another battle of the Hoteliers. Frank Hall paced the winners at the dish with three hits, the last of which drove in the tying marker in the last inning. Sandy Robertson, who had doubled just prior to Hall reaching base, then plated the winner as the Patricia outfield did not make a clean pickup which allowed both runners an extra base.

Ambler (W) and Stong
Ross (L) and Anselmo

(August 12)  With Norvan outfielder Stan Dale experiencing difficulty playing the “sun” field, West Coast cashed in on a couple of errors to hand the league’s top dogs a 6 to 4 defeat. The Coasters managed only five hits but, with Norvan players on the left side of the diamond succumbing to solar ray interference, took full advantage of the opportunities given them. Norvan outfielder Ted Walker had a home run and single while West Coast shortstop Naples countered with a triple and single.

D. Kendrick (W), Hunt (7) and DeSilva
Ballam (L) and McNaughton

(August 13)  Another position player emerged as a budding pitcher for skipper Ed Henry and the Diether nine as first baseman Don Marshall threw a three-hit shutout as the Coalmen blanked the Patricias 5 to 0. Marshall fanned eight and didn’t issue a single base on balls in his mound debut. On top of that, nary a Patricia runner advanced beyond the initial sack. Sandy Henderson had three hits for the victorious nine.

A. Moser (L) and Anselmo
Marshall (W) and Henry

(August 14)  West Coast scored a 7 to 2 win over the second-place St. Regis team at Powell Street but their win proved to be in vain as a victory by Diethers a day before had eliminated them from playoff contention. Ronnie Hunt turned in a masterful performance on the West Coast slab, limiting the Hotel sluggers to four hits. Lee Morley cracked out three hits to lead the Coasters’ 12-hit attack. Slinker of St. Regis and Danny Holden of the winners both slammed home runs.

Condon (L), Slinker (5) and J. Tough
Hunt (W) and DeSilva

Semi-finals (best-of-five)
St. Regis and Diethers meet in a semi-final series to determine an opponent for first-place Norvans in the Burrard League finals.

(August 17)  High school pitching sensation “Sandy” Robertson cropped up in a new role, that of a slugger, as he led the St. Regis club to a 5 to 4 win over Diethers in the opener of their semi-final series. Aside from tossing a four-hitter to capture his fourth Burrard League mound victory, Robertson stepped to the plate in the bottom of the last frame with two retired and the score knotted 4 – 4 and promptly delivered a game-winning solo home run. Third sacker Bruce Thirsk of the Coalers had one of the quartet of blows off Robertson, a seventh-inning circuit-clout which temporarily tied the score. Outfielder Ralph Stong doubled and singled for the winners.

Marshall (L) and Henry
Robertson (W) and Adshead

(August 19)  Sandy Robertson, youthful St. Regis pitcher, tasted defeat for the first time in Burrard League playoff action when Diethers came back to even up the series with a 9 to 8 win. Robertson took over in relief of starter Jimmy Condon in the sixth canto with the a couple of runners aboard and St. Regis in front 8 to 6. Ed Henry of the Coalman doubled on Robertson’s first pitch, scoring a run, and before it was all over three big counters had crossed the platter. Diethers’ Bruce Thirsk led all batters with a four-hit effort, including a double. Ralph Stong and Gibson of the Saints both rapped round-trippers with Stong adding a two-bagger to his production as well. 

Condon, Robertson (L) (6) and Adshead
Boston (W) and Henry 

(August 21)  St. Regis, with Sandy Robertson back on the hill, trounced Diethers 11 to 4 at Powell Street to take a 2 to 1 lead in the Burrard semi-finals. Both teams had an explosive start with the Coalmen ahead 3 to 2 after an inning of play. The Saints took control of the game in the second frame, scoring eight times to put the game on ice. Bruce Thirsk of the vanquished nine continued his torrid hitting pace in the playoffs with a pair of doubles and a single.

Scott (L), Marshall (2) and Henry, Bentley
Robertson (W) and Adshead

(August 22)  Down to their last strike, Diethers recovered and managed a 7 – 7 tie with St. Regis in the fourth game of their series. Beginning their last turn at bat in arrears by three runs, the Coalers narrowed the deficit to two on back-to-back doubles by Ed Henry and Bruce Thirsk. Then, with two away and two strikes on batter H. Walter, Saints’ heaver Roy Brown grooved one which Walter deposited for four bases and a 7 – 7 sawoff. Teammate Billy Adshead also smacked a round-tripper earlier in the game to go along with a double. Playing-manager Ed Henry of the victors picked up a double and a brace of one-baggers.

Brown and Adshead
Boston and Henry

(August 23)  St. Regis, with veterans Jimmy Condon and Coley Hall sparking their fire, advanced to the Burrard Baseball League finals when they downed Diethers 3 to 2 to capture the semi-final round three games to one with a tie game. Condon, on the hill, set the Coalers down on six hits while Hall’s bases-loaded triple in the opening frame drove in all three of the winners’ runs. Outfielder Ralph Stong of the Hotelmen had the most hits, three one-baggers, of any batter in the game.

Marshall (L) and Henry
Condon (W) and Adshead 

Finals (best-of-seven)

(August 26)  St. Regis’ flinger Sandy Robertson gave up three hits to the Norvans in the first game of the Burrard League finals but, unfortunately, all three came in one inning  as the Shipbuilders opened the series with a 3 to 0 win. Robertson was opposed by Dean Ballam who was touched for four blows, but kept them scattered. Ballam’s wildness got him into hot spots at times but the Hotel nine were unable to get hits at the most opportune times. They stranded ten runners to two for the winners. Ted Walker’s single, coupled with an outfield error, allowed the Norvans to score their first two counters. Walker the plated the third tally on a single by Jimmy Robertson.

Robertson (L) and Adshead
Ballam (W) and Petrunia 

(August 28)  Despite giving up eleven hits, veteran Jimmy Condon was dynamite in the clutch as he tossed his second win of the playoffs, a 7 to 4 win for the St. Regis baseballers over the Norvans. Shaky in the early stages of the contest in which he gave up a pair of opening frame tallies, Condon settled down kept the Shipbuilders off the scoreboard for the rest of the game with the exception of a pair of additional counters in the sixth. Loser Carl Gunnarson, the Norvans’ erratic young southpaw, was unhittable for the initial three stanzas but was combed hard and often from then on. Ted Walker of the Shipbuilders led all swatters with a pair of doubles plus a one-bagger.

Gunnarson (L) and Petrunia
Condon (W) and Adshead 

(August 29)  Youth had another fling on the St. Regis mound as tall, rangy “Sandy” Robertson scattered six hits to subdue the slugging Norvan brigade 7 to 2. The Hotelmen put the issue beyond doubt with a six-run first-inning stand against Norvan ace Dean Ballam. The sum total of the Shipyard attack consisted of George Petrunia’s home run in the first canto plus an unearned tally in the fifth. Billy Adshead with a three-bagger and a single was the best with the bat for the winners although Ralph Stong with a double and one-bagger wasn’t far behind.

Robertson (W) and Adshead
Ballam (L) and Petrunia

(August 31)  St. Regis, considered by many to be an “over-the-hill” group of ballplayers, are just one win away from being Kings of the Burrard Baseball League. The Hotelmen grabbed their third win of the final series, smashing out an 8 to 5 win over the Norvans for a 3 to 1 series’ edge. Out hit 11 to 9, the Saints were able to clinch things with timely base raps in the fifth and seventh frames. Ralph Stong had run-scoring doubles in both those innings for the victors.

Gunnarson (L) and Petrunia
Condon (W) and Adshead

(September 2)  St. Regis copped the 1942 Burrard Baseball League championship with a decisive 9 to 3 win over the circuit’s top-place finishers, the Norvans. “Sandy” Robertson tossed the clinching victory for the Saints. Except for one bad inning, the youthful Robertson had the Shipbuilders eating out of his capable right hand. Ralph Stong with three doubles was the hitting hero for the winners. Teammate Jimmy Tough launched a three-run homer for the Hotelmen in the second frame when they jumped into a 5 to 0 lead. Ted Walker was the Norvan’s lone threat with the stick, drilling a triple and single.

Robertson (W) and Adshead
Ballam (L), Gunnarson (3) and Petrunia