(March 28) Minot Mallards announced the signing of Wilfred "Lefty" Lefebvre to manage the city's entry in the ManDak League. He's expected to arrive in mid-June after completion of his college coaching duties at Brown University. Lefebvre is a former major league pitcher with the Boston Red Sox and Washington Senators and with Minneapolis and Louisville of the American Association.
The Mallards also announced agreement with Everette Faunce, who will coach the Minot Teachers college football team. Former Merchants in the fold include shortstop Zoonie McLean, second baseman Del Triplet, catcher Cliff Kempf, pitcher-outfielder Joe Hofele, and pitcher Brad Tolson. Others signed by the Mallards are Ted Fowler, a utilityman and school-mate of Tolson's at the University of Arizona, and Marly Strong of Fargo who caught in the minors in 1948 and 1949.
The club plans to play about 110 games, including 50 in the ManDak League.
(April 27) Brandon Sun :
Greys' One-Two Punch
Means and Gibbons Will Head Starry Mound Corps
Winslow Means and Walter "Dirk" Gibbons who between them chalked up 36 wins while being charged with just nine losses for Brandon Greys last season, will return for the 1950 season, club officials stated today.
The colorful young Gibbons who had a world of "stuff" supplemented his hurling with plenty of zany antics, and crowds were always assured of top flight entertainment when he drew the starting assignment. During the season, Gibbons won 19 games to top the Greys' hurlers and he suffered five setbacks. Most of his losses were suffered after he was injured in an auto accident along with teammates Ramon Rodriguez and Chuck Wilson.
Although his injuries were slight, Gibbons' pitching was visibly affected and he was just rounding back into shape at the end of the season. After leaving here last fall, Gibbons returned to his hometown of Tampa, Florida where he pitched in the high school league. Gibbons also played basketball during the winter and he will report to the Greys in top condition.
Means gave the Greys one of the top southpaw hurlers in the circuit and his 17 wins and four losses made him a potent part of the Brandon mound corps. He was also the leading strikeout pitcher. A beautiful control pitcher, Means relied on his tricky curve balls more than speed and his success is attested by his fine record.
Means spent the winter at his home in Zanesville, Ohio where he is married and has one child. [Brandon Sun, April 27, 1950]
(May 20) The scheduled openers in the new loop were postponed as residents continued to deal with the aftermath of the Manitoba floods.
(May 23) Minot Mallards were scheduled to make their 1950 debut in an exhibition game at Regina against the Caps. On Thursday (May 25) the club was set for another exhibition at Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
(May 24) More than 3-thousand fans watched the season opener in Brandon as Frank Watkins tossed a three-hitter and the Greys demolished Minot Mallards, 12-1. Brandon had just nine hits but took advantage of eight walks and seven Minot errors. Rafe Cabrera and Manuel Godinez each drove in three runs for the Greys. Jimmy Peete, 17-year-old southpaw, started for the Mallards but was replaced after three innings by Lester Witherspoon. Playing-manager Ian Lowe had a triple and single for the winners. Ted Strong had the only extra base hit for the Mallards, a triple, but was thrown out at the plate in trying to stretch the blow into an inside-the-park homer. Marley Strong, in centre field for the Mallards, made the fielding gem of the game when he scampered into deep left field and made a diving catch on Lowe's long drive in the fifth inning.
Peete (0-1), Witherspoon (4) and Kempf
F Watkins (1-0) and Pigg
(May 24) In a thriller before 2-thousand opening day fans in Carman, Elmwood Giants pulled out a 4-2, 10 inning victory over the Cardinals. A single by Willie Wells Jr. scored the winner. Bill Antoniak's sac fly notched an insurance run. Cardinals had tied in the bottom of the 9th. Taylor Smith held Carman to five hits in picking up the win. He registered 13 strikeouts.
Smith (1-0) and Howard
Webster (0-1) and McKerlie
(May 25) A five-run 4th inning carried Brandon to a 7-2 win over Carman. Ramon Rodriguez' two-run double was a key hit in the inning. Dirk Gibbons went the distance on the hill for the Greys to pocket the victory. He allowed eight hits and fanned nine.
Bob Manning (0-1), Reid (4) and McKerlie
Gibbons (1-0) and Pigg
(May 25) In exhibition action, the Minot Mallards dropped a 16-11 slugfest to the Detroit Lakes Lakers. Len Williams paced the Mallards with four hits, including a two-run homer. Loren Bain and B. Anderson had a two-run shots for the Lakers. Bain, a fomer Minneapolis Miller, starter on the hill for the home club. Jim Peete started for the Mallards.
Peete, Williams, Harold Dark, Cranston Shaw and xxx
Bain, Johnson and xxx
(May 26) Winnipeg Buffaloes made their ManDak debut a winning one as they handed Carman its third straight setback by scoring a 12-6 victory although outhit, 14-10. Buffaloes erupted with eight runs in the 4th inning to secure the win. Cards' starting pitcher Clint McKerlie gave up three walks, hit one batter and was tagged for a double by Lyman Bostock before being relieved by Robert Manning. Another two runs scored on a throwing error. Joe Taylor had a homer for the Buffaloes and Morrell Graves replied for Carman. Holly, Willie Wells, Lyman Bostock and Joe Taylor each had two hits for Winnipeg. John Kennedy added a single, an RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base.
C McKerlie (0-1), Manning (4) and A McKerlie
Spoon Carter (1-0) and Taylor
(May 27) A dropped third strike in the 9th inning enabled Brandon to come from behind to edge Winnipeg 6-5 in its home opener before 5,421 fans. Buffaloes' Taylor Smith had been breezing along with a 5-3 lead going in the final frame. With one run in and two out, Gerry MacKay swung wildly at a sweeping curve and Smith appeared to have another victory. But the ball bounded out of Percy Howard's glove and rolled to the backstop. MacKay beat the throw to first as the tying run crossed the plate. Chuck Wilson's single then drove in the winner. Winslow Means picked up the pitching victory in a relief role. Smith fanned fourteen in a losing cause. Johnny Britton, of Winnipeg, was the game's top hitter with three safeties including a homer. Taylor Smith fanned 14 in a losing cause. It brought his total to 27 in two games.
Godinez, Means (W) (8), F Watkins (9) and Pigg
Smith (1-1) and Howard
(May 27) Minot exploded for six runs in the 8th inning to tie and notched the winner in the 9th to down Carman 9-8. Reliever Andy Anderson knocked in the winning run with a two-out single in the 9th. Satchel Paige tossed three shutout innings in the start for the Mallards. Anderson picked up the win with 4 2/3s shutout innings in relief. Second baseman Len Williams led the winners with two hits, one a homer, and three runs scored. Bob Johnson had the big bat for the Cardinals driving in four runs with two doubles and a single.
Dan Webster, Clint McKerlie (0-2) (5) and Almer McKerlie
Paige, Bob Cope (4), A Anderson (1-0) (5) and Kempf
(May 28) Minot Mallards pounded out 21 hits to crush Carman Cardinals 21-6 at Minot. Bill Anderson went the distance on the mound for the Mallards and got help from Andy Anderson, Saturday's pitching and hitting star, who played the outfield and drove in three runs with a homer and two singles. Ted Strong knocked in three with a triple, two doubles and a single. Satchel Paige reached on a fielder's choice as a pinch hitter and scored a run. He finished the game in left field.
Reid (0-1), Manning (5) and Massingale, Malone ( )
B Anderson (1-0) and M Strong
(May 29) Newcomer Dick Vinson tossed a two-hitter as Brandon downed Carman 6-2. Rafe Cabrera had two hits and knocked in a pair for the Greys. It was the Greys' 4th straight victory.
Reid (0-2), Webster (5) and McKerlie
Vinson (1-0) and Pigg
(May 29) Minot vs Moorhead Red Sox
(May 30) Satchel Paige worked three superb innings as Minot Mallards downed Brandon Greys 4-3 in the second game of a double-header at Minot. Paige fanned seven and allowed only a scratch infield hit. Ted Strong and Del Triplett drove in runs in the 4th inning to provide the Mallards with enough for the win. It was the first loss in six games for the Greys who won the opener, 9-6, with a fifteen hit attack. Rafe Cabrera had four hits for the Greys and Gerry MacKay added three. Brandon's Chuck Wilson had a pair in the second game after a three-hit effort in the opener.
Gibbons (2-0) and Pigg
A Anderson (1-1) and Kempf
F Watkins (1-1) and Pigg
Paige, Wylie (1-0) (4) and Kempf
(May 31) Trailing 4-0, the Minot Mallards roared back with 12 runs in the last two innings to dump Elmwood Giants 12-6. Bob Cunningham had pitched scoreless ball into the 8th inning when he suffered an ankle injury on a fielding play. The Mallards then broke loose against relievers Ernie Carter and Cy Snead to salt away the victory. Ev Faunce knocked in five runs for Minot with a pair of doubles. Shortstop Joe Wiley drove in a pair for Elmwood with a homer and a double.
A Anderson (2-1), Wylie (8) and Kempf
Cunningham, Carter (1-1) (8), Snead (9) and Boney
(June 1) Minot Mallards sent Carman to its seventh straight loss, 7-4, as lefty Jimmy Peete held the Cards in check. Peete, just 17 years old, scattered eight hits to take the win. Minot scored three in the first inning on a pair of walks and three singles. Len Williams, Norm Felde and Ted Strong each had a pair of hits for Minot.
Jimmy Peete (1-1) and Kempf
Don Bass (0-1) , Don Webster (7) and Malone
(June 1) Paul Jones pitched a three-hitter, surviving a five-run inning, as Elmwood Giants whipped Winnipeg Buffaloes 13-5. With the exception of the 6th inning, when the Buffaloes turned a bad-hop triple, a double, three walks and three errors into five runs, Jones was in firm command. The Giants pounded out eighty extra base hits with Jack Warwick's two-run homer the big blow. Solly Drake drove in three runs with a double and triple.
Benson (0-1), W Wells (2), Jimmy Washington (8), Bill Nicholson (8) and Howard
Jones (1-0) and Boney
(June 2) Brandon swept an exhibition double-header in Saskatchewan trouncing Regina Caps 22-1 in the afternoon and downing Moose Jaw 6-3 in an evening encounter. Chuck Wilson had three homers and a single, scored five times, and batted in six as the Greys demolished the Caps. Rafe Cabrera and Manuel Godinez also had homers. Cabrera's smash was one of the longest ever at Taylor Field.
" ... it was shortstop Rafe Cabrera's four-ply smash which really set tongues wagging. He sent one of Ted Abel's pitches clear over the football exit gate in deep left-centre field and passers-by said it landed smack in the middle of Tenth avenue and bounced into the Milne coal yard. The fence is approximately 430 feet from home plate at the spot where Cabrera's drive cleared the wall. His sock easily covered 450 feet through the air." (Regina Leader-Post June 3, 1950)
Bus Vasquez had four hits for the Greys, Cabrera had three. Winslow Means scattered seven hits for the win.
Means and Rodriguez
Harrison, Wells (3), Abel (4) and Kyle
Against Moose Jaw, 21-year-old Mario Chacon went the distance in his first start to down the Purity-Canucks. Cabrera paced the Greys with three hits. Albert Lefty Erfle went the distance for Moose Jaw. He also led the Canuck hitters with two triples.
Chacon and Rodriguez
A Erfle and Martin
(June 3) Led by Rafe Cabrera's three hits, Brandon Greys unleashed a 16-hit barrage to post a 12-5 win over Minot Mallards for their sixth win in seven ManDak League starts. Cabrera drove in four runs with a pair of doubles and a single. Norm Felde had three hits for the Mallards while Les Witherspoon chipped in with two triples.
Roy Hughes (0-1), Andy Anderson (3) and Kempf
Godinez (1-0), Vinson (7) and Rodriguez
(June 3) Taylor Smith, on the mound, and Johnny Britton, at the plate and in the field, paced Winnipeg Buffaloes to a 4-0 win over Carman. Smith fired a neat, five-hit shutout while Britton had three hits, a stolen base, a several fielding gems at third base.
Cobb (0-1) and McKerlie
Taylor Smith (2-1) and Howard
(June 4) At Carman Park, Elmwood Giants trounced the Cardinals 8-3. Solly Drake led the Giants' offense with a homer and double. John Cowan, Joe Wiley and Cy Snead each had two hits for Elmwood. Bob Cunningham went the distance for the win.
Cunningham (1-0) and Boney
Bass (0-2), Reid (3) and McKerlie
(June 4) Minot's four-run 4th inning was enough to dump Brandon 9-2. Greys had taken a 2-0 lead after two innings but the Mallards combined four hits, a walk and a sacrifice fly for four markers in the 3rd frame. Steve Wylie, who walked six in the early stages, settled down to pick up the win. Norm Felde paced the Mallards with three hits and drove in a pair.
Gibbons (2-1) and Rodriguez
Wylie (2-0) and Kempf
(June 5) A four-hitter by 17-year-old southpaw Jimmy Peete led Minot to a 5-4 win over Brandon. Mallards pushed across three runs in the 8th inning on one hit and a pair of errors to hand the Greys their first home loss of the season. Peete fanned eleven and walked four. Norm Felde again was the top hitter for Minot with two hits and he scored the Mallards' first two runs.
Peete (2-1) and Kempf
F Watkins (1-2) and Rodriguez
(June 5) Elmwood rebounded with two runs in the 8th and another pair in the 9th to top Winnipeg Buffaloes 7-4 at Osborne Stadium. Shortstop Joe Wiley, with two triples, and catcher Marshall Boney, with three singles, paced the Giants who moved atop the standings with their 4th win in five games. Paul Jones picked up the win in relief of starter Ray Finch.
Finch, Jones (2-0) (7) and Boney
Ernie Carter, Andrew Porter (0-1) (5) and Howard
(June 6) The Winnipeg Tribune All-Stars downed the Free Press All-Stars 8-4 in a benefit game for the Manitoba Flood Relief Fund. The contest raised more than 26-hundred dollars. Cliff Kempf, Rafe Cabrera and Sonny Andrews all poked solo homers in a losing cause for the Free Press squad. Lillord Cobb, who went the first four innings for the Trib team, received credit for the win.
Cobb (W), Jones (5) and McKerlie, Howard
Cunningham (L), Smith (4), Snead (8) and Kempf
(June 6) Chuck Wilson had two inside-the-park home runs as Brandon topped the Ligon Colored All-Stars 11-4 in an exhibition game in Brandon. Wilson had three hits overall and knocked in four. Dick Vinson pitched a four-hitter for the win. Jack Woods was the loser.
Woods, Broady (7) and Holland
Vinson and Pigg, Rodriguez ( )
(June 7) Elmwood Giants sent Carman to its 10th straight defeat, 12-6 in a game at Winnipeg. A six-run 5th inning carried Elmwood to the win. Giants had just nine hits, but took advantage of six Carman errors. Jack Warwick knocked in two runs for Elmwood with a triple and a single. Cards' Ron Teasley was the offensive star with a pair of home runs and four runs batted in.
The Carman executive began to make changes, firing manager Charlie (Red) House, outfielders Bob Malone and Bob Manning and pitcher Don Bass. Ed Novak, who handled the Carman club at the end of last season, is expected to take over as manager.
Don Reid, Dan Webster (0-2) (4), Thomas (5) and McKerlie
Amos Watson, Ray Finch (1-0) (2) and Boney
(June 9) Brandon at Elmwood, rained out.
(June 10) Winnipeg Buffaloes scored four runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to take a 9-5 decision from Brandon before 4-thousand fans at Osborne Stadium. Jimmy Newberry made an impressive debut for the Buffs holding the Greys to eight hits while fanning eleven. Butch Davis, with a triple, double and single, knocked in three runs for the winners. Lyman Bostock had three hits and drove in a pair.
Godinez, F Watkins (1-3) (4) and Rodriguez
Newberry (1-0) and Howard
(June 10) Elmwood Giants belted 20 hits, only one of them for extra bases, and took advantage of 10 bases on balls and three errors to trounced the Mallards 18-6 at Minot. Solly Drake and Marshall Boney each had four hits while Johnny Cowan, Joe Wiley and Cy Snead each had three. Snead's safeties included a triple. Paul Jones was the winner, Jimmy Peete the loser.
Jones (3-0), Carpenter (7) and Boney
Andy Anderson (2-2), Jimmy Peete (4), Witherspoon (5), Hughes (5) and Kempf
(June 11) Steve Wylie tossed a five-hitter to give Minot a split of their weekend doubleheader with Elmwood Giants. Ev Faunce, Cliff Kempf and Norm Felde each drove in two runs as the Mallards topped Elmwood 6-2.
Watson (0-1), Finch (6), Cunningham (7) and Boney
Wylie (3-0) and Kempf
(June 12) Dirk Gibbons fired a six-hitter and Rafe Cabrera provided the offense with two triples and a pair of singles as Brandon Greys downed Elmwood Giants 4-2 at Brandon. Cabrera and newcomer Victor Savinge each drove in two runs. Plate umpire Mark Van Buren called six balks against Giants starter Ray Finch.
Finch (1-1) and Boney
Gibbons (3-1) and Rodriguez
(June 12) Catcher Percy Howard's two-run double broke a 5-5 draw in the 7th inning and sent Winnipeg Buffaloes to an 11-5 win over Minot Mallards at Osborne Stadium. Butch Davis and Willie Wells Sr. each had three hits for the Buffs and Ted Strong crushed a homer. Andy Porter was superb in relief allowing just two hits in 7 2/3s innings. He had nine strikeouts without a base on balls.
Andy Anderson (2-3), Jimmy Peete (8) and M. Strong
Taylor Smith, Porter (1-1) (2) and Howard
(June 13) Newcomer Gentry Jessup tossed a five-hitter as the rejuvenated Carman Cardinals downed Minot 6-1 for their first win in eleven ManDak League games. He fanned eight and walked three in going the distance. Jessup, outfielders Jack Schaefer and Gord Elliot and Ed Novak, who managed the Cardinals in the latter part of the 1949 season were the new faces in the Carman dugout. Walt Thomas had three hits to lead the Cards.
Jessup (1-0) and McKerlie
Danielson (0-1) and Strong
(June 14) Winnipeg Buffaloes whipped Brandon 8-1 to take first prize money in Brandon Greys' $1,400 invitational tournament. Taylor Smith pitched a four-hitter to lead the Buffs. Joe Taylor and Willie Wells Jr. each drove in a pair for Winnipeg.
Wilfredo Gonzales, Naranjo (L) (4) and Rodriguez
Smith (W) and Howard
Regina Caps took third prize money pasting the touring Muskogee Cardinals 9-0. Joe Searcie tossed a two-hitter for the Caps.
Giddens (L), Patrick (2) and Thomas
Searcie (W) and Warwick
In the opening round, Winnipeg beat the Caps 6-2 and Brandon topped Muskogee 5-1. For the Caps, Ira Wells was a one-man show, tossing a five-hitter, fielding brilliantly and collecting two hits. But, the Regina defense committed three costly errors. Winslow Means tossed a five-hitter in the Greys' victory.
Wells (L) and Warwick
Carter (W) and Howard
Means (W) and Rodriguez
Harley Statton (L) and Thomas
(June 14) Elmwood Giants used a suicide squeeze in the bottom of the 9th inning to plate the winning marker in a 5-4 decision over Minot Mallards. With pinch-runner Paul Jones roaring in from third base, Martin Crue laid down a perfect bunt to drive in the winner. Jones was running for Marshall Boney who had reached on a fielder's choice and advanced to third on Hickey Redd's single. Bob Cunningham picked up the win in relief. Solly Drake had the big bat for the Giants with a double and two singles.
Tolson (0-1) and Kempf
Watson, Cunningham (2-0) (2) and Boney
(June 16) Brandon Greys regained top spot in the ManDak League with a 10-4 win over Minot at Kinsmen Memorial Stadium. Greys overcame a 3-0, first inning deficit, with four runs in the 2nd inning and two more in the 3rd. Frank Watkins, in relief of starter Mario Chacon, picked up the win. Bob Danielson, the Mallards' new first sacker, had the only homer.
Peete (2-2), Anderson (4) and Kempf
Chacon, F Watkins (2-3) (3) and Rodriguez
(June 16) Carman Cardinals knocked Elmwood out of first place with a 5-2 victory at Winnipeg. It was the Cards second win after opening the season with 10 straight loses. Newcomers Smokey Joe Adams and John Wingo combined on a six-hitter. First baseman Bob Johnson and outfielder Lillord Cobb paced the Carman attack each with three hits. Adams, Wingo and pitcher Ray Mawhorter are among seven recent additions to the Cardinals lineup.
Adams (1-0), Wingo (6) and McKerlie
Jones (3-1), Finch (5) and Boney
(June 17) Jim Newberry tossed an eight-hit shutout as Winnipeg Buffaloes whipped the Greys 9-0 at Brandon. Johnny Britton led the Buffs with three hits. Butch Davis and Joe Taylor each had two hits and two runs batted in. Chuck Wilson led the Greys with three hits.
Newberry (2-0) and Howard
Gibbons (3-2), Naranjo (6) and Rodriguez
(June 17) Elmwood Giants capitalized on seven Carman errors to down the Cardinals 9-5 at Osborne Stadium. Bob Cunningham scattered eight hits for the win.
Jessup (1-1), Mawhorter (5) and McKerlie
Cunningham (3-0) and Boney
(June 18) Brandon scored a 6-4 win over the Cardinals in an exhibition game at Carman. Greys played without Ramon Rodriguez and Rafe Cabrera who missed the team bus and were stranded in Brandon. Don Peerman picked up the win in his mound debut with the Greys. Lillord Cobb went the distance for the Cards.
Peerman (W) and Savinz
Cobb (L) and McKerlie
(June 19) Carman Cardinals visited Neepawa Monday for an exhibition match against the Northern Senior League club. Cards pulled out a 6-3 victory before more than 400 fans.
(June 19) Minot dropped its 5th in a row as Winnipeg's Andy Porter fired a three-hitter as the Buffaloes scored a 9-1 win at Minot. Winnipeg broke a scoreless tie in the 6th with a four-run outburst which featured a two-run triple by John Britton and a Butch Davis homer. Davis knocked in four runs. Porter struck out nine and issued two free passes.
Porter (2-1) and Howard
Wylie (3-1), Tolson (7) and Kempf, M Strong (8)
(June 20) Taylor Smith and Manuel Godinez hooked up in a brilliant pitcher's duel as Winnipeg beat Brandon 1-0. There were only eight hits in the game, four by each club. The only marker came in the 2nd inning as Butch Davis doubled, moved to third on an infield out and scored on a fly ball to centre.
Smith (3-1) and Howard
Godinez (1-1) and Rodriguez
(June 20) Carman Cardinals notched their third win in four starts under new manager Ted Novak upsetting Elmwood 7-5. Cards took advantage of Giants' errors in the 8th inning to break a 5-5 tie and push across two runs. John Wingo went the distance for the win in his first start for the Cards.
Paul Jones (3-2) and Boney
Wingo (1-0) and McKerlie
(June 20) Minot Mallards pounded out 18 hits to crush Estevan Maple Leafs 16-0 in an exhibition game at Estevan. Lefty Andy Anderson tossed a two-hitter for the shutout. Ev Faunce belted the first of three Minot homers and added a double and two singles. Les Witherspoon and Wilf Lefebvre each had a pair of singles and a double. Len Williams and Paul Wasseth had the other homers.
A Anderson (W) and Strong
Brevard (L), Abbott (5) and Dubyk
(June 21) Brandon and Minot split an exhibition double-header played in Bow Bells, North Dakota. Greys won the afternoon game 6-5 as Frank Watkins picked up the win over Jimmy Peete. Mallards won the second game 13-8 in a game called after five innings because of rain. Rafe Cabrera handled the mound chores for the Greys while Roy Hughes hurled for the Mallards. Six home runs highlighted the evening contest.
Watkins (W) and xxx
J Peete (L) and xxx
Cabrera (L) and xxx
Hughes (W) and xxx
(June 21) Jim Newberry won his third straight in scattering nine hits as Winnipeg Buffaloes topped Elmwood 6-3 before 2,700 fans at Osborne Stadium. Butch Davis had a double and two singles for the Buffs who posted their sixth straight victory. Newberry was nicked for nine hits, whiffed nine and walked just one. Chunky left-hander Ray Finch surrendered ten hits before retiring due to an injury in fielding a ball in the seventh inning.
Finch (1-2) Cunningham (7) and Snead
Newberry (3-0) and Howard
(June 22) Don Peerman and Pedro Naranjo combined on a five-hitter as Brandon topped Minot 5-2. Skeeter Watkins, Rafe Cabrera and Ramon Rodriguez each had two hits for the winners.
Danielson (0-2) and Felde, M Strong
Peerman (1-0), Naranjo (7) and Rodriguez
(June 23) Elmwood Giants blew a five-run lead then bounced back to shade Minot Mallards 8-7 at Winnipeg. Shortstop Cy Snead paced the Giants with three hits. Pitcher Bob Cunningham, who won his 4th straight, had a homer and a single.
Brad Tolson (0-2) and Strong
Bob Cunningham (4-0), Paul Jones (7) and Boney
(June 23) Carman Cardinals exploded for five runs, with two outs, in the bottom of the 9th inning to shade Winnipeg Buffaloes 6-5. The Buffs had taken a 4-0 lead in the second inning with Sam Hill's triple the big blow. The Cards rebounded with a triple, two doubles, three singles, two errors and a passed ball in the 9th to steal the win. Almer McKerlie;s single knocked in Jack Shaefer with the winnter. Sonny Andrews had four hits for the winners. Butch Davis punched out three hits for the Buffaloes. Smokey Joe Adams went the distance for the win.
Ernie Carter, Newberry (3-1) (9) and Howard
Adams (2-0) and McKerlie
(June 23) Dirk Gibbons hurled a four-hitter as Brandon scored a 5-1 exhibition victory over the Harlem Globe Trotters. A four-run uprising in the 6th inning on two hits and three Harlem errors provided the Greys with the win. Johnny Williams took the loss.
J Williams (L) and Hardy
Gibbons (W) and Rodriguez
(June 24) Harlem Globe Trotters pounded out 16 hits to crush Brandon 10-4 in an exhibition game. Trotters' third baseman Parnell Woods led the hitters with four safeties and drove in three. Chris Mancao, Hawaiian southpaw, went the route for the win. Zell Miles of the Trotters, Rafe Cabrera and Manuel Godinez of the Greys each had three hits.
Baseball comedian Ed Hamman again kept the crowd in an uproar with his antics.
Mancao (W) and Hardy
Naranjo (L), F Watkins (2) and Rodriguez
(June 24) Andy Porter scattered five hits as Winnipeg Buffaloes blanked Minot Mallards 3-0 at Osborne Stadium. The win boosted the Buffaloes into a one-game lead over Elmwood and Brandon, tied for second place. Buffs got all they needed in the first inning as Butch Davis and Lyman Bostock drove in runs. Steve Wylie allowed just six hits in taking the loss.
Wylie (3-2) and Kempf
Porter (3-1) and Howard
(June 26) The touring Harlem Globetrotters whipped Winnipeg Buffaloes 11-2. The Trotters scored four in the opening frame and never looked back. Wood paced the winners with three hits, including a pair of doubles. Fishbaugh had a double and two singles. Butch Davis had a double and single for the Buffs. Joe Bankhead, who picked up the win, injured his foot in a play at first base in the 7th inning.
Lorne Benson (L), Ernie Carter (1), Bill Nicholson (4) and Howard, W. Wells (1)
Joe Bankhead (W), Berry (7) and Hardy
(June 27) A five-run 5th inning carried Brandon to an 8-6 exhibition win over the touring Brooklyn Cuban Giants. Trailing 3-2, Brandon scored five times on two hits, three walks and two Giants' errors. Dick Vinson allowed eight hits and eleven walks but went the distance for the win. Skeeter Watkins, Chuck Wilson and Armando Vasquez each drove in two runs for the Greys. Coney Williams, a former member of the Greys, led the Giants with a triple and single.
Cleo Phillips, Mitchell (3), Valentine (L) (4) and Cooper
Vinson (W) and Rodriguez
(June 27) Newcomer Andy Phillips fired a gem in his first action for the Elmwood Giants but came away with a 3-0 defeat as the Harlem Globetrotters topped the Giants. Trotters scored in the first inning on a hit batsman, a passed ball, an error and an infield out. Phillips then blanked the visitors until the 9th when Jim Fishbaugh doubled with one out. Paul Hardy drew a walk and Smith knocked in both with a solid single. Red Ramsey tossed a six-hitter in shutting down the Giants' offense. Hardy led the Trotters' attack with two doubles. Jack Warwick had a double and single for Elmwood.
Ramsey (W) and Hardy
Andy Phillips (L) and Longley
(June 28) Willie Wells Sr. had three doubles as Winnipeg Buffaloes clubbed 15 hits in downing Brandon 9-3 at Osborne Stadium. Jimmy Newberry picked up his fourth win in relief of starter Taylor Smith. Sam Hill had three hits, including two triples. Greys' newcomer Tom Johnson started and took the loss.
Johnson (0-1), Godinez (3), Peerman (7) and Rodriguez
T.Smith, Newberry (4-1) (2) and Howard
(June 28) Carman Cardinals punched out 13 hits to upend the Harlem Globetrotters 7-1. Bob Johnson and Gordie Eliott each had three hits with Ron Teasley and Lillord Cobb contributing a pair.
(June 29) Brandon Greys won top prize in the $2,000 Moosomin tournament downing Carman 6-5 in the final. An 8th inning triple by Armando Vasquez scored the tying run and Vasquez notched the winner on an infield out. Frank Watkins bested Johnny Wingo on the hill. Ian Lowe and Skeeter Watkins each had two hits for the Greys.
In the opening round, Greys shaded Indian Head Rockets 8-6 and Carman downed Elmwood Giants 6-2 as Gentry Jessup out-pitched Taylor Smith. Brandon's victory featured tape-measure homers by Charlie Peete and Rafe Cabrera. George Lipscomb homered for the Rockets. Pedro Naranjo and Tom shared the mound work for Brandon while Jesse Blackman and Daniel Jenkins hurled for Indian Head.
Jim Morrow went the distance as the Rockets beat the Giants 7-4. Paul Jones was the loser for Elmwood.
(July 1) The touring Harlem Trotters shaded Brandon 3-2 to take $500 first prize money in the $1,400 Dominion Day tournament in Brandon. More than 4-thousand fans watched the final as Johnny Williams gave up only three hits, all in the 7th inning. Sam Wheeler paced the Trotters with three hits.
J Williams (W) and Hardy
Godinez, Johnson (4) and Rodriguez
Greys reached the final by trouncing the Brooklyn Cuban Giants 14-3 on a 19-hit attack. Rafe Cabrera had a homer, triple and two singles. Bus Vasquez had a triple and three singles and Gerry MacKay added three hits. Dirk Gibbons went the distance for the win.
Pine, Hunt (3), Bolden (6) and Swanson
Gibbons and Rodriguez
Minot downed the Brooklyn Cuban Giants 9-8 to take third prize money. The game was game after six innings to allow the grounds crew time to prepare the field for the final.
Anderson and Kempf
Valentine, Williams (5) and Swanson, Cooper (4)
Trotters edged Minot 5-4 in the second game of the tourney.
Coswell and Hardy
Hughes, Anderson (9) and M Strong
(July 1) Carman Cardinals shaded Omaha Rockets 2-1 to take top prize in the $1,500 Invitational Tournament at Carman. Smokey Joe Adams of the Cards bested Buford Connelly of the Rockets in a pitching duel in the final. Adams allowed six hits, Connelly just four. Cardinals scored both their runs in the 4th inning when Ron Teasley tripled in Jack Schaefer and scored on a sacrifice fly. Carman reached the final with an 8-3 win over C.U.A.C. as Ray Mawhorter fired a three-hitter and Omaha advanced beating Estevan 3-2.
Adams (W) and xxx
Connelly (L) and xxx
Mawhorter (W) and xxx
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(July 1) Winnipeg Buffaloes swept a pair from Elmwood, 6-2 and 7-3. Newcomer Leon Day was impressive in the opener as he scattered nine hits to get the win. Lyman Bostock drove in two runs to lead the Buffs' offense. Cowan Hyde had three hits for the Giants. Butch Davis had four hits in the nightcap to pace the Buffaloes to their second win of the day. Andy Porter gave up 12 hits but went the distance for the win.
Finch (1-3) and Boney
Day (1-0) and Howard
Porter (4-1) and Howard
Andy Phillips (0-1), Cunningham (3), Jones (3) and Longley
(July 2) Carman Cardinals upended Omaha Rockets 6-3 in an exhibition game. Lee Gardiner, making his initial start for the Cards, was the winner. He fanned nine and allowed just a single base on balls.
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Gardiner (W) and xxx
(July 2) Kansas City Monarchs erupted for seven runs in the 6th inning to down Brandon 12-10 in an exhibition game in Dunseith, North Dakota. With the outfield fence just 280 feet away from home plate, it was a day for the long ball. There were nine home runs. Chuck Wilson had a pair of three-run homers for the Greys.
Peerman, Naranjo (6) and Rodriguez
Wootton and Battles
(July 3) In his first start for Elmwood, Al Preston, from Paterson, NJ via the Baltimore Buckeyes, scattered eight hits and knocked in a pair of runs to lead the Giants to an 8-4 win over Winnipeg Buffaloes. Joe Wiley and Cy Snead had a two-run homers for the Giants. Jack Warwick laced two hits for Elmwood while John Kennedy and John Britton each had a pair for Winnipeg.
Smith (3-2), Carter (5) and Howard
Preston (1-0) and Longley
(July 3) Brandon moved into the final of the holiday tournament in Minot with a 5-4 win over the Louisiana Travelers. Manuel Godinez had three hits and knocked in a pair for the Greys. Frank Watkins scattered eight hits for the win.
F Watkins and Rodriguez
Pickens and Barnes
Minot shaded Regina Caps 3-2. Harvey Lapides' 3rd inning triple knocked in two runs for the Mallards.
Allen and Kyle
Danielson and M Strong
(July 4) Art Hunt, a newcomer to the Greys from the Brooklyn Cuban Giants, had a no-hitter for six innings as Brandon shaded Minot 6-5 to take top prize in the holiday tournament. Hunt, finished with a six-hitter and eleven strikeouts. Rafe Cabrera had three hits and scored twice to pace Brandon. Ted Strong blasted a homer for the Mallards.
Tolson, Cathey (7) and M. Strong
Hunt (W) and Rodriguez
In the playoff for third money, Regina Caps edged Louisiana Travelers 7-6 behind a brilliant relief effort by Tony Maze, who came on in the 2nd inning. Maze also knocked in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th.
Washington and Barnes
Wells, Maze (2) and Kyle
Earlier in the day, Greys topped the Mallards 2-0 in an exhibition game at Westhope as Manuel Godinez tossed an eight-hit shutout.
(July 5) Brandon won its third tournament in a week taking first prize money in the $1,500 Virden Tournament. Greys downed Minot Mallards 13-7 in the final. A bases-loaded triple by Gerry MacKay in the 4th inning gave Brandon a lead they never relinquished. Tom Johnson went the distance for the win.
Hughes, J Peete, Anderson
To win a berth in the final, Brandon trimmed the Northern All-Stars 9-3 while Minot beat Elmwood 6-3.
O Minish, V Franczak
In the playoff for third place, Elmwood coasted to a 7-4 win over the All-Stars. Phillips went the route for the Giants. Alexander took the loss.
(July 5) Pitcher Gentry Jessup blasted a three-run homer in the 7th inning to give Carman a 4-3 win over Winnipeg Buffaloes. With the Cardinals trailing 2-1, Jessup's towering drive over the centre field wall scored Almer McKerlie and Bob Johnson in front of him. Butch Davis led the Buffs with three hits and three stolen bases.
Jessup (2-1) and McKerlie
Newberry (4-2) and Howard
(July 6) Brandon scored a 12-5 victory at Carman to spoil ceremonies marking the inauguration of the floodlights for the Carman ball park. Premier D.L. Campbell pulled the switch to turn on the lights for the first time. The hometown Cardinals scored three in the 2nd inning to erase an early 1-0 Brandon lead. But the Greys exploded for five runs in the 5th inning and another pair in the 6th to put the game out of reach. Ian Lowe and Charlie Peete each had three hits for the Greys. Dirk Gibbons went all the way for the win.
Gibbons (4-2) and Rodriguez
Adams (2-1), Gardiner (5) and McKerlie
(July 7) 19-year-old centre fielder Solly Drake put on a show as Elmwood Giants shaded Winnipeg Buffaloes 4-3. Drake's single to right in the 9th inning drove in Red Longley with the winning run after his third inning single had driven in the game's first run. Drake had scored the Giants second tally in the 6th inning after reaching on a bunt single. The fleet-footed Drake made five putouts including a sensation stab in the 7th inning that robbed John Kennedy of at least a double. Racing to the bleachers in centre, Drake leapt to make a back-handed catch and held on to the ball as he tumbled head over heels into the stands. Reliever Paul Jones picked up the win. The Buffaloes blew a chance to sew up the contest in the top of the 9th as they loaded the bases with two out and had Butch Davis the league's leading hitter at the plate. However, Sam Hill tried to steal home and was thrown out to end the threat.
Smith (3-3) and Howard
Preston, Jones (4-2) (9) and Longley
(July 7) Minot Mallards snapped an 8-game losing streak with a 10-5 win over Carman Cardinals at Minot. Norm Felde paced the Mallards with three hits, a triple and two singles driving in four runs. Del Triplett had three safeties for the winners. Bob Danielson went the distance for his first win compiling 12 strikeouts.
Wingo (1-1) and McKerlie, Thomas ( )
Danielson (1-2) and Kempf
(July 8) Brandon moved into first place in the ManDak League standings with a thrilling 7-6 win over the Winnipeg Buffaloes. Greys built up a 7-3 lead then had to hang on as the Buffs scored three in the bottom of the 9th and had the bases loaded with just one out. Catcher Ramon Rodriguez picked off Joe Taylor at second base and Pedro Naranjo fanned John Kennedy to end the threat. Rafe Cabrera had a three-run homer for the Greys, while Butch Davis and Lyman Bostock homered for the Buffs. It was the third straight one-run setback for the Buffs.
Hunt (1-0), Naranjo (9) and Rodriguez
Porter (4-2), Newberry (9) and Howard
(July 8) Lefty Willie Cathey, a newcomer to the Mallards, fired a six-hitter and Norm Felde belted a three-run homer in the first inning as Minot went on to clobber Carman 14-2. Harvey Lapides added three hits for Minot. Cathey is one of three new recruits for Minot, joining Jack Bruton and Artis Stewart.
Mahworter (0-1), Adams (1), Thomas (4) and Thomas, McKerlie (4)
Cathey (1-0) and Kempf
(July 10) Gerry MacKay drove in three runs as Brandon moved into a half-game lead atop the standings with a 8-3 win over Elmwood. Rafe Cabrera added a solo homer for the Greys.
Peerman (2-0), Johnson (6) and Rodriguez
Cunningham (4-1) Jones (6) and Longley
(July 10) Carman Cardinals blasted 17 hits to swamp Minot 14-8. Sonny Andrews paced the Cards' attack with a home run and two doubles. Ron Teasley also had three hits. Del Triplett smashed two triples and the single for the Mallards.
Andy Stewart (0-1) Bruton (1), Anderson (3) and Kempf
Jessup (3-1) and Thomas
(July 11) Every player in the Carman lineup had at least one hit as the Cardinals dumped the short-handed Brandon Greys 10-5. Jack Schaefer led the Cards with a homer and double. Walter Thomas, Ron Teasley and Sonny Andrews each had two hits and Bob Johnson had a triple. Johnson and Thomas each knocked in three runs. Lillord Cobb went the distance allowing seven hits and fanning eleven. Greys were missing third baseman Ian Lowe, who sustained a spike wound on Monday, and Rafe Cabrera, sidelined with a severe charley horse, was limited to a pinch-hitting role.
F Watkins (2-4) and Rodriguez
Cobb (1-1) and McKerlie
(July 11) At Minot, the Mallards punched out 15 hits and whipped the Winnipeg Buffaloes 14-7. Norm Felde had five hits for the Mallards while Del Triplett and Cliff Kempf each added three. The loss was the fifth straight for the Buffaloes.
Newberry (4-3), Carter (5) and Howard
Cathey (2-0) and Kempf
(July 12) Winnipeg Buffaloes regained a share of first place in the ManDak standings trouncing Brandon 22-8 with a 24-hit attack at Winnipeg. Butch Davis highlighted the Buffs offense with a homer, double and single, good for five runs batted in. He also scored four times and stole two bases. Willie Wells Sr. knocked in four runs with a pair of doubles, while John Kennedy, Johnny Britton and Taylor Smith each had three hits. Murray Watkins, Armando Vasquez and Charlie Peete each had three hits for the Greys. Peete and Chuck Wilson had home runs for Brandon.
Naranjo (0-1), Vasquez (2), Johnson (6) and Rodriguez
Smith (4-3) and Robinson
(July 13) Brad Tolson, University of Arizona right-hander, tossed a four-hitter as Minot edged Louisiana Travelers 2-1 in an exhibition contest at Minot. Tolson fanned nine and walked only one. Zoonie McLean knocked in one Mallards' run with a single and scored the other following his triple to right centre.
Green and Barnes
Tolson and Kempf
(July 15) Bob Danielson scattered eight hits and fanned 13 as Minot climbed to within a game of the third-place Elmwood with a 5-2 victory over the Giants. Norm Felde and newcomer Henry Smith each had a double and single for the Mallards. Harvey Lapides and Cliff Kempf added triples. Cowan Hyde had three hits, a double and two singles in a losing cause.
Jones (4-3) and Longley
Danielson (2-2) and Kempf
(July 16) Winnipeg's Butch Davis dropped 71 percentage points in two weeks but continued to lead ManDak League hitters with a .554 mark. Davis also led in runs and hits, was tied for the lead in home runs, shared second spot in doubles and was second in stolen bases. Harvey Lapides, newly acquired outfielder for Minot, was second with an even .400 although he had just fifteen at bats. Rafe Cabrera of Brandon held third place with .389 and topped the circuit in runs batted in. Rounding out the top five were Jack Schaefer of Carman at .378 and Lyman Bostock of Winnipeg with a .360 average.
(July 17) Bus Vasquez singled and raced all the way home on an error in the bottom of the 9th inning to give Brandon a 4-3 win over Elmwood and first place in the ManDak standings. Vasquez' sharp single got by right fielder Marshall Boney and rolled to the wall. Art Hunt picked up the win in a tense pitching duel with the Giants' Al Preston.
Preston (1-1) and Longley
Hunt (2-0) and Rodriguez
(July 17) The last-place Carman Cardinals downed Winnipeg Buffaloes for the third straight time as Gentry Jessup tossed a seven-hitter and drove in the winning run in a 3-2 decision. Jessup had a rough start giving up first inning triples to Sam Hill and John Kennedy but allowed just five singles the rest of the way. Gord Elliott led the Carman offense with three hits.
Jessup (4-1) and Thomas
Newberry (4-4) and Robinson
(July 18) Lillord Cobb tossed a five-hit shutout as Carman topped the Brandon Greys 8-0. First baseman Bob Johnson provided the offense with a homer, double, single and walk in five trips to the plate. Tom Johnson took the loss.
Tom Johnson (0-2), F Watkins (5) and Rodriguez
Cobb (2-1) and McKerlie
(July 18) Cliff Kempf drove in Del Triplett with the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning as Minot shaded Elmwood 4-3 to climb into third place in the ManDak standings. Willie Cathey pitched a six-hitter for the win, his third.
Cunningham (4-2) and Longley
Cathey (3-0) and Kempf
(July 19) Winnipeg Buffaloes rallied for two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to shade Minot Mallards 5-4 before 3,500 excited fans at Osborne Stadium Wednesday. Down 4-3, Joe Taylor knotted the score with a blast over the centre field scoreboard. Frazier Robinson followed with his third double of the night and Leon Day knocked him home with a single. The win gave the Buffaloes a half game lead atop the ManDak standings. Spoon Carter was the winner in relief.
Tolson, Danielson (2-3) (9) and Kempf
Porter, Carter (2-1) (8) and Robinson
(July 21) In one of the best pitching duels of the season, Bob Danielson bested Paul Jones as Minot shaded Elmwood 3-1 in 14 innings. Danielson went the distance, allowing 10 hits and 3 walks while fanning 15 and scored the winning run after belting a double to open the 14th inning. Jones pitched into the 14th inning holding the Mallards to eight hits. Zoonie McLean had three hits for the winners, Cy Snead belted three for the Giants.
Danielson (3-3) and Kempf
Jones (4-4), Finch (14) and Longley, Snead ( )
(July 22) Taylor Smith scattered six hits as Winnipeg Buffaloes topped Elmwood Giants 4-1. Even with a new manager, Cy Snead, and a revised batting lineup, the Giants couldn't change their losing ways dropping their sixth consecutive contest. A double by Willie Wells Sr. in the 3rd inning scored two for the Buffs and proved to be enough for the win.
Smith (5-3) and Robinson
Cunningham (4-3), Finch (9) and Longley
(July 23) Art Hunt turned in a brilliant mound display, pitching a five-hitter over twelve innings, and scoring the winning run as Brandon squeezed out a 3-1 win at Minot. Hunt, who drew a walk in the12th inning, broke a 1-1 deadlock when he crossed the plate on Bus Vasquez' single. Charlie Peete double plated Vasquez with an insurance run.
Hunt (3-0) and Rodriguez
Cathey (3-1) and Kempf
(July 24) Ian Lowe scored on a 10th inning squeeze play as Brandon edged the Mallards 8-7 in a thriller at Minot. Lowe had led off with a single and moved to third as Gerry MacKay reached on an error. Skeeter Watkins' bunt down the first base line easily plated Lowe with the winner. Greys had just seven hits, two by Lowe. Lefty Lefebvre had three hits for the Mallards. Manuel Godinez picked up the win with 10th inning relief from Pedro Naranjo.
Godinez (2-1), Naranjo (10) and Rodriguez
Tolson, Anderson (2-4) (10) and Kempf
(July 24) Winnipeg Buffaloes maintained their hold on first place with an 3-2, thirteen inning victory over Elmwood. Willie Wells Jr., who rode the bench for 11 innings, poked a single to centre to plate John Kennedy with the winning marker. Wells entered the game as a pinch-runner in the 12th. Leon Day went the distance for the win. Johnny Britton had four hits, including a pair of doubles for the Buffs. Kennedy chipped in with a double and triple. Cowan Hyde and Joe Wiley each had three hits for the Giants.
Finch (1-4), Cunningham (13) and Boney
Day (2-0) and Robinson
(July 25) Lillord Cobb beat Brandon for the third straight time as Carman rallied for two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning for a 4-3 victory.
Gibbons (4-3) and Rodriguez
Cobb (3-1) and McKerlie
(July 26) Gentry Jessup fired a one-hitter to lead Carman Cardinals to their 6th straight win, 3-1 over Winnipeg Buffaloes. The lone safety off Jessup was John Kennedy's 5th inning single which drove in Butch Davis with the Buffaloes only run. Davis had reached on an error and advanced on a wild pitch. Jessup also scored the winning run after leading off the 6th inning with a double. Cards had six hits, two each from Lillord Cobb and Almer McKerlie
Newberry (4-5) and Robinson
Jessup (5-1) and McKerlie
(July 26) Catcher Marshall Boney drove in seven runs with a grand-slam homer, double and single as Elmwood Giants whipped Brandon 9-2. Paul Jones held the Greys to five hits in gaining the win. Both Brandon runs came in the 9th and scored as a result of errors.
F Watkins (2-5), Johnson (2) and Rodriguez
Jones (5-4) and Boney
(July 27) Norm Felde's towering homer in the 7th inning broke up a tight pitching duel and gave Minot a 2-1 win over Brandon. Willie Cathey tossed a three-hitter for the win, Frank Watkins allowed just two hits in taking the loss. Greys scored on an error in the 1st inning to take the lead. Felde notched the equalizer in the 2nd on an infield out setting the stage for his game-winning blast.
Cathey (4-1) and Kempf
F Watkins (2-6), Hunt (9) and Rodriguez
(July 27) Winnipeg Buffaloes trounced the Cardinals 8-2 at Carman. Willie Wells Jr. belted a three-run homer to spark the Buffaloes' six-run uprising in the 5th inning. Ernie Spoon Carter went the route for the win and helped at the plate with three hits. Ron Teasley, Jack Schaefer and Gord Elliot each had three hits for Carman.
Carter (3-1) and Howard
Adams (2-2), Mawhorter (5) and McKerlie
(July 28) Cowan Hyde's single drove in Solly Drake in the 11th inning to give Elmwood a 3-2 victory over Carman. Drake had opened the inning with a single and stole second. Hyde paced the Giants with three hits including a double. Paul Jones picked up the win in relief.
Wingo (1-2) and McKerlie
Cunningham, Jones (6-4) (9) and Boney
(July 28) Cuban left-hander Pedro Naranjo tripled in the 9th inning to drive in the tying run then scored the winner on Chuck Wilson's single to give Brandon a 5-4 win over Winnipeg Buffaloes at Kinsmen Memorial Stadium. The win moved the Greys to within a game of the league-leading Buffs.
Hunt, Naranjo (1-1) (6) and Rodriguez
Smith (5-4), Newberry (9) and Howard
(July 29) Elmwood Giants split their twin-bill at Osborne Stadium taking an 8-6 decision from Carman in the afternoon before losing 3-1 to Brandon in the nightcap. A four-run fifth inning carried the Giants to the win in the opener. Shortstop Joe Wiley drove in three runs for the winners. Al Preston got credit for the win.
Cobb (3-2), Jessup (7) and McKerlie
Finch, Preston (2-1) (5), Jones (7) and Boney
Dirk Gibbons set Elmwood down on five-hits as Brandon moved back into a tie for first place with a 3-1 victory over Elmwood before more than 4-thousand fans at Osborne Stadium. Rafe Cabrera had a homer for the Greys and Gibbons added two hits and a stolen base.
Gibbons (5-3) and Rodriguez
Finch (1-5), Jones (9) and Boney
(July 29) Minot Mallards scored three runs in the opening frame and held on for a 3-2 victory over Winnipeg Buffaloes. Zoonie McLean's triple drove in Harvey Lapides and Paul Wasseth who had singled and McLean scored on Henry Smith's safety to centre. Brad Tolson went the distance for the win.
Porter (4-3) and Robinson
Tolston (1-2) and Kempf
(August 1) Brandon Greys whipped Minot 6-1 for their third straight win to move into sole possession of first place in the ManDak League. Rafe Cabrera's triple in the 1st inning scored a pair for the Greys. Chuck Wilson led Brandon with three hits while Ian Lowe and Skeeter Watkins each had a pair. Manuel Godinez went seven innings to pick up the win.
Godinez (3-1), F Watkins (8) and Rodriguez
Cathey (4-2) and Kempf
(August 1) Carman pulled to within a game of fourth place Elmwood by downing the Giants 5-4 in 10 innings as Gentry Jessup went the distance for the win, his 6th win in seven decisions. Almer McKerlie's single, his third hit of the night, drove in the winner.
Cunningham, Jones (6-5) (1), Finch (10) and Boney
Jessup (6-1) and McKerlie
(August 2) Elmwood Giants outhit Brandon 14 to 12 but came out on the short end of a 12-3 decision before 42-hundred fans at Osborne Stadium. Ian Lowe had three hits and drove in four runs for the Greys who won their fourth in a row. Rafe Cabrera and Charlie Peete had homers. Joe Wiley and Hickey Redd each had three hits for the Giants. Dirk Gibbons was tagged for 14 hits but coasted to his 6th victory.
Gibbons (6-3) and Rodriguez
Preston (2-2), Finch (1), Snead (8) and Boney
(August 3) Rafe Cabrera had a homer and a triple, scored both Brandon runs and played a standout game at shortstop as the Greys shaded Winnipeg Buffaloes 2-1 for their fifth straight win and increased their league-leading margin to two games over the Buffaloes. Both teams were held to four hits. Art Hunt was the winner, Jim Newberry took the loss.
Newberry (4-6) and Robinson
Hunt (4-0) and Rodriguez
(August 3) Carman Cardinals crept out of the league cellar with a 3-2 win over Elmwood. Cards, who dropped ten straight games at the start of the season, moved into fourth place ahead of the Giants. A crowd of 15-hundred watched a pitching duel between Johnnie Wingo of the Cards and Cy Snead of Elmwood. Each gave up just seven hits. Wingo was the batting star, driving in the winning run in the 7th inning.
Snead (0-1) and Boney
Wingo (2-2) and McKerlie
(August 4) With 49 hits in 104 at bats, Butch Davis of Winnipeg maintained his lead atop the ManDak League batting race with a .471 average. Carman's Jack Schaefer moved into second spot, with a .391 mark. Cowan Hyde of Elmwood was third at .358. Brandon's Rafe Cabrera held fourth spot, at .348, and topped the loop in homers, with five, and runs batted in, with 29. With a .346 average, Willie Wells Sr. of Winnipeg was fifth.
(August 4) In a game which featured a brilliant pitching duel, Brandon scored on a wild pitch in the 13th inning to register a 1-0 win over Carman. Skeeter Watkins scored from third when Lillord Cobb bounced a pitch off the plate high over the head of catcher Almer McKerlie. Cobb and Pedro Naranjo hooked up in a classic. Naranjo pitched a four-hitter with 13 strikeouts while Cobb allowed seven hits and fanned five.
Cobb (3-3) and McKerlie
Naranjo (2-1) and Rodriguez
(August 4) Taylor Smith had a no-hitter into the 8th inning as Winnipeg Buffaloes beat Elmwood 6-2. Smith gave up three hits after he got the first two outs in the 8th. He finished with a four-hitter, seven strikeouts and two walks. Buffs took advantage of seven Giants' errors. Butch Davis had three hits for the winners.
Cunningham (4-4) and Boney
Smith (6-4) and Robinson
(August 5) Minot Mallards took advantage of nine walks and six errors to shade Carman 5-4 in 10 innings in the first game of a weekend doubleheader. With the exception of a four-run 7th inning, Bob Danielson was firmly in control, allowing seven hits overall. He had 13 strikeouts. Fittingly, Gentry Jessup walked in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning. Cards had a golden opportunity to put the game out of reach in the top of the 9th when they loaded the bases with none out. However, an infield play resulted in an out at home and Harvey Lapides made an outstanding throw to nab Almer McKerlie at the plate after grabbing Gord Elliott's outfield fly.
Jessup (6-2) and McKerlie
Danielson (4-3) and Kempf
(August 5) Elmwood Giants took a pair from Winnipeg Buffaloes 11-6 and 11-10. Lefty Ray FInch was the star of the opener pitching an eight-hitter and driving in three runs with a double and single. Cowan Hyde, with three hits, was the difference in the nightcap. With the score tied 10-10 in the bottom of the 9th inning, Hyde singled, was sacrificed to second, stole third and came around to score the winner when the attempt to nail him at third sailed into left field. Solly Drake also had three hits for the Giants and Pat Patterson had the game's only homer. Johnny Britton had a triple and two doubles for the Buffaloes. Paul Jones went all the way for the win.
Finch (2-5) and Boney
Porter (4-4) and Howard
Newberry, Carter (6), Day (2-1) (9) and Robinson
Jones (7-5) and Boney
(August 6) Harvey Lapides had three hits, including a home run, as Minot edged Carman 8-7. Zoonie McLean also had three safeties for the Mallards. Sonny Andrews went 4 for 5 for the Cardinals, including a homer. Ron Teasley had three hits.
Wingo (2-3), Mawhorter (1) and Thomas
Tolson (2-2), Cathey (8) and Kempf
(August 7) Winnipeg Buffaloes downed Brandon 11-7 to take first prize money in the annual Portage tournament. Playing-manager Willie Wells Sr. allowed 11 hits, including homers by Bus Vasquez and Chuck Wilson, but went the distance on the mound for the Buffs.
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Buffaloes made the final by trouncing Elmwood 13-3, while the Greys got by Carman 9-3. Gerry MacKay had two triples and a single for Brandon and playing-manager Ian Lowe added a bases-loaded triple.
Adams, W Thomas (3)
Elmwood defeated Carman 8-1 to claim third place.
(August 8) Playing-manager Ian Lowe drove in four runs with two doubles and a pair of singles as Brandon won its 7th straight league game, 8-3 over Elmwood. Dirk Gibbons held the Giants to eight hits.
Watson (0-2), Finch (8) and Longley, Patterson
Gibbons (7-3) and Rodriguez
(August 8) Righthander Leon Day held Carman to three hits as the Winnipeg Buffaloes stopped the Cardinals 4-1 and moved to three games of first place Brandon. Buffs scored all four of their runs in the third inning helped by three Carman errors. Day faced just 31 batters giving up one walk while fanning five. Gentry Jessup yielded nine hits in taking the loss.
Day (3-1) and Robinson
Jessup (6-3) and McKerlie
(August 9) Brandon slammed 15 hits in winning its eighth straight game, 12-3 over the second-place Winnipeg Buffaloes before 38-hundred fans at Winnipeg. Playing-manager Ian Lowe led the Greys offense driving in five runs with a triple and single. Rafe Cabrera added three hits including a homer. Art Hunt won his 5th, without a loss, for Brandon.
Naranjo, Hunt (5-0) (3) and Rodriguez
Smith (6-5) and Robinson
(August 10) Brandon increased its league-leading margin to five games with a wild 16-3 victory over Elmwood. Three players were suspended following alleged bean ball incidents in the 7th inning. Rafe Cabrera and Ramon Rodriguez of the Greys and pitcher Ray Finch of Elmwood were put on the sidelines. Rodriguez led the Brandon offense driving in seven runs with a homer, double and single. Cabrera, Ian Lowe and Chuck Wilson each had three hits.
Godinez (4-1), F Watkins (7) and Rodriguez
Cunningham (4-5), Finch (5) and Boney
(August 10) Carman Cardinals sit just a half-game out of fourth place in the ManDak League following a 5-4, 10 inning win over Winnipeg Buffaloes. Carman overcame a 4-1 deficit with a pair of runs in the 7th inning, the tying run in the bottom of the 9th and the winner with two out in the 10th inning. Johnny Wingo drove in Almer McKerlie with the deciding marker. Lillord Cobb scattered eight hits for the win.
Newberry, Carter (3-2) (10) and Robinson
Cobb (4-3) and McKerlie
(August 11) Ian Lowe's single in the bottom of the 12th inning drove in Gerry MacKay with the winning run as Brandon notched its tenth straight victory edging Elmwood 7-6. Art Hunt, who relieved starter Tom Johnson in the 8th inning, retired fourteen straight batters to pick up the win.
Jones (7-6) and Boney
Johnson, Hunt (6-0) (8) and Pigg
(August 11) Carman Cardinals jumped into a 5-0 lead then held off a Winnipeg rally in the bottom of the 9th to notch a 5-3 victory at Osborne Stadium. John Wingo pitched superbly until the 9th when he need relief help from Gentry Jessup who got out of a bases loaded jam to preserve the win. Lillord Cobb of the Cards had the only homer.
Wingo (3-3), Jessup (9) and McKerlie
Porter (4-5), W Wells (9) and Robinson
(August 12) Brandon downed Roblin 4-2 in the first game of a three-game weekend, exhibition series. Frank Watkins, Dirk Gibbons and Tom Johnson each worked three innings for the Greys.
(August 12) Taylor Smith set a ManDak League strikeout record as he compiled 17 strikeouts as WInnipeg Buffaloes downed Carman 9-1 in the second game of a double-header. Buffaloes also won the opener, 5-4 in 10 innings.
Back to back doubles by Willie Wells Sr. and Johnny Britton scored the winning run in the afternoon contest. Wells had four hits to lead the Buffs. Ron Teasley had a double and three singles for Carman while Lillord Cobb had the only homer.
Smith had a shutout for six innings in the second game before a Teasley single and Sonny Andrews double plated a run for the Cardinals. Johnny Britton, Leon Day, Butch Davis and John Kennedy each had two safeties for Winnipeg.
Jessup (6-4) and McKerlie, Thomas ( )
Carter, Newberry (5-6) (5) and Howard
Mawhorter (0-2), Adams (6) and Thomas
Smith (7-5) and Robinson
(August 12) Willie Cathey was the story as Minot Mallards tagged Elmwood Giants with a 6-1 defeat. Cathey spaced out eight hits to take the pitching victory and was the big gun at the plate driving in four runs, including a bases-clearing double in the 4th inning. Playin g-manager Cy Snead went the distance on the hill for the Giants.
Snead (0-2)and Boney
Cathey (5-2) and Kempf
(August 13) The Greys split an exhibition double-header with Roblin at Benito Beach. Brandon won the opener 4-2, but dropped the second game 4-3. Frank Watkins won the mound decision over Dick Vinson in the first contest, while the Greys used a makeshift lineup, including Bus Vasquez on the mound, for the second game.
(August 14) Leon Day tossed a three-hit gem as Winnipeg Buffaloes shutout Minot 9-0. Day faced just 30 batters. He fanned eleven and allowed just a single walk. Day also drove in three runs with a bases-clearing double in the 5th inning. Butch Davis had three hits for the Buffaloes.
Danielson (4-4), Anderson (6) and Kempf
Day (4-1) and Robinson
(August 14) Brandon Greys registered their 11th straight victory downing Elmwood 6-2 behind the eight-hit pitching of Art Hunt. Ian Lowe and Chuck Wilson led the Greys offense each with three hits. It was Hunt's seventh consecutive league victory without a loss.
Finch (2-6) and Boney
Hunt (7-0) and Rodriguez
(August 15) Winnipeg's sensational Butch Davis, with a lofty .472 average continued to pace the hitters in the ManDak League. Davis was nearly a hundred points ahead of the runner-up, Rafe Cabrera of Brandon who increased his mark to .374. Rounding out the top five were Cowan Hyde of Elmwood at .349, Jack Schaefer of Carman at .339 and Joe Wiley of the Giants at .328. A 13 for 25 spurt moved Brandon's playing-manager Ian Lowe into sixth spot with a .325 mark. Cabrera had six homers to lead in that department. Taylor Smith of Winnipeg and Paul Jones of Elmwood topped the pitchers, each with eight wins. Brandon's Art Hunt had the best winning percentage with seven straight wins without a loss.
(August 15) Carman Cardinals whipped Minot 6-1 before the largest crowd of the season in Carman, more than 2-thousand fans. Johnny Wingo held the Mallards to five hits in picking up the win. Cards got two hits apiece from Ron Teasley, Lillord Cobb, Wingo and Luke Chojnowski. Teasley had two RBI.
Tolson (2-3) and Strong
Wingo (4-3) and Thomas
(August 16) A three-run 9th inning gave Carman a 4-3 win over Brandon, stopping the Greys winning streak at eleven games. Pitcher Dirk Gibbons had the game in control until the 9th when, with the bases loaded, his throw to second base sailed into the outfield to allow two runs to score. Gord Elliott's single drove in the winning run. Lillord Cobb went the distance to pick up the win for the Cardinals.
Cobb (5-3) and Thomas
Gibbons (7-4) and Rodriguez
(August 16) Minot Mallards exploded for eight runs in the 6th inning to erase a 4-0 Elmwood lead and went on to dump the Giants 10-5. Zoonie McLean had a pair of doubles and two runs batted in for the Mallards. Cy Snead had three hits for the Giants. Willie Cathey went the distance for the win.
Cathey (6-2) and Kempf
Jones (7-7), Finch (6) and Boney
(August 17) Gentry Jessup turned in one of the season's best performances, a two-hitter, as Carman scored two early runs and held on for a 2-1 victory over Minot. Jessup fanned ten. His mound opponent, Brad Tolson, was almost as sharp, allowing only five hits. Sonny Andrews doubled to knock in Lillord Cobb with the Cards first run in the first inning and a two-base error and a Walter Thomas single in the second plated what turned out to be the winning run. Jessup brought the fans to their feet in the 5th inning with a tremendous drive deep into centre field only to have Harvey Lapides make a sensational over the shoulder catch against the fence. Cliff Kempf had both hits off Jessup.
Tolson (2-4) and Kempf
Jessup (7-4) and Thomas
(August 18) Solly Drake had four hits and drove in three runs to lead Elmwood to a 13-5 win over Brandon. Andy Phillips had two doubles and two singles for the Giants, while Cy Snead added three hits. Skeeter Watkins and Ramon Rodriguez each had three hits for the Greys.
Watson (1-2) and Boney
Johnson (0-3) Vinson (6) and Rodriguez
(August 19) Brandon clinched top spot in the ManDak standings by sweeping a twin-bill from Winnipeg Buffaloes, 5-3 and 6-3. Greys received solid pitching from Pedro Naranjo, a six-hitter in the first game, and Art Hunt, a five-hitter in the nightcap, to push the Greys six games ahead of the Buffs with just five remaining. Ian Lowe and Manuel Godinez each drove in a pair of runs in the opener, while Bus Vasquez and Chuck Wilson each had two runs batted in in the second game. The win for Hunt was his 8th straight.
Newberry (5-7) and Howard
Naranjo (3-1) and Rodriguez
Smith (7-6) and Robinson
Hunt (8-0) and Rodriguez
(August 19) Minot Mallards moved into a tie for second place in the ManDak League with a 9-8 win over the basement-dwelling Elmwood Giants. The loss left the Giants 2 1/2 games out of a playoff spot with four games to play. The Mallards' eight-run second inning proved enough for the win. Fred Sheppard and Ted Strong each had a double and single for Minot. Bob Danielson allowed ten hits but went the distance for the win and contributed two hits at the plate.
Danielson (5-4) and Strong
Jones (7-8), Finch (2) and Longley
Brandon 28 - 15
Winnipeg 22 - 21
Minot 21 - 20
Carman 18 - 23
Elmwood 17 - 27
(August 20) In an exhibition game, Minot shaded Estevan 4-3 behind Jack Bruton's 8-hit pitching. He struck out six and walked one. Zoonie McLean had two hits for the winners. LeRoy Pettus had a double and two singles for Estevan.
Torgenrud and Landrum
Bruton and Strong
(August 21) Gentry Jessup tossed another two-hitter as Carman whipped Elmwood 12-1 just about ending the Giants hopes for a playoff spot. Jessup (8-4) also was a star at the plate with three hits. Last week, Jessup pitched a two-hitter to defeat Minot. Sonny Andrews scored three runs and had three safeties for the Cards while Ron Teasley knocked in a pair with a triple and a single.
Snead (0-3) and Boney
Jessup (8-4) and Thomas
(August 21) Winnipeg Buffaloes kicked up a storm Monday in Minot. When it was over the team had been forced to forfeit the game to the Mallards when manager Willie Wells Sr. refused to let his team take the field for the 9th inning. The score was tied 5-5. The fireworks began as Zoonie McLean beat out a hit to Wells at shortstop and the Buffs playing-manager questioned umpire Ed Kounovsky about the call. On the next pitch, McLean broke for second and was called safe when John Kennedy dropped the ball. Leon Day beefed to Kounovsky about the call and was ejected from the contest. Wells objected to the action and took his team to the dressing room. Norm Felde had a triple, double and single for Minot and Sam Hill three hits for the Buffaloes. Day punched out a double and triple. Officially, the Mallards registered a 9-0 victory.
Day (4-2) and Robinson
Cathey (7-2) and Strong
(August 22) A three-run rally with two out in the 14th inning gave Winnipeg Buffaloes a 12-9 victory over the Mallards in a game at Minot. Leon Day singled and stole second to begin the uprising. Lyman Bostock singled to score Day and moved to second on the throw to the plate. Joe Taylor drove in the second run with a double and scooted to third on a passed ball. Percy Howard's single scored Taylor. Spoon Carter, who had taken over for starter Andy Porter in the 10th inning, shut down the Mallards in the bottom of the frame to preserve the triumph. Taylor led the offense with four hits, a triple, double and two singles. Paul Wasseth and Norm Felde had homers for the Mallards.
Porter, Carter (4-2) (10) and Howard
Tolson, Anderson (4), Cathey (7-3) (10) and Strong
(August 23) In a wild one at Osborne Stadium, Carman Cardinals scored five in the 6th inning and another five in the 7th and held on to shade Elmwood 12-11. The win assured Carman of fourth spot in the league standings, ending the Giants' playoff hopes. Ron Teasley paced the Cards with two hits, including a homer, two runs scored and two runs batted in. The six pitchers used in the game, three for each side, allowed a total of seventeen walks and hit two batters.
Wingo (5-3), Mawhorter (7), Jessup (8) and Thomas
Watson, Jones (7-9) (6), Finch (7) and Boney, Longley ( )
(August 23) Held to one-hit through eight innings, the Minot Mallards erupted for a pair of runs off Taylor Smith in the bottom of the 9th inning to edge Winnipeg Buffaloes 3-2. Fred Shepherd's bases-loaded double gave Mallards the victory. Bob Danielson tossed a six-hitter for the win.
Smith (7-7) and Robinson
Danielson (6-4) and Strong
(August 24) Brandon Greys pulled off a triple play in the 9th inning to stop a Carman rally and register a 7-5 victory before more then 3-thousand fans at Brandon. Cards had runners on first and second when Gentry Jessup grounded to Ian Lowe at third base. Lowe rifled the ball to Skeeter Watkins at second for the force and relayed to Bus Vasquez at first to nip Jessup. Ray McWhoter, who had moved to third, tried to score on the play but was cut down on Vasquez' peg to catcher Ramon Rodriguez. Greys had just four hits, but took advantage of a porous Cardinal's defense in the 4th inning to score all seven runs. Dirk Gibbons went all the way for the win. Smokey Joe Adams took the loss.
Adams (2-3) and Thomas
Gibbons (8-4) and Rodriguez
(August 24) Jim Newberry was a double star for Winnipeg as the Buffaloes swept a twin-bill from Minot to clinch at least a tie for second place. Newberry hurled both games, winning the opener 14-2 on a four-hitter, and pitching a five-hit shutout in the nightcap as Buffs won 5-0. Both were seven-inning contests.
Buffaloes pounded out seventeen hits, including homers by Butch Davis and Joe Taylor, to cruise to the win in the first game. Johnny Britton had four hits and Lyman Bostock and John Kennedy each had three. Britton and Davis each drove in three runs. Harvey Lapides had a four-bagger for the Mallards.
Bruton (0-1), Anderson (3) and Strong
Newberry (6-7) and Howard
Davis led the Buffs in the second game with a pair of doubles. Mallards threatened only once, in the fifth but their hopes were dashed when Davis' throw to the plate nabbed Henry Smith and catcher Frazier Robinson tuned it into a double-play firing down to second to catch Zoonie McLean who tried to advance on the throw-in. Smith had walked and scampered to third on a single.
Pickens (0-1) and Kempf
Newberry (7-7) and Robinson
(August 25) Paul Jones held Brandon to six hits as Elmwood beat the pennant-winners 5-4. Jones, John Cowan and Red Longley each had two hits for the Giants. Ian Lowe had the big hit for the Greys, a 4th inning homer.
Jones (8-9) and Longley
Godinez (4-2) and Pigg
(August 25) Gentry Jessup had another strong effort as Carman topped Minot 7-1. The decision assured the Winnipeg Buffaloes of finishing in second place. Jessup allowed just six hits and compiled 10 strikeouts in going the distance. Walter Thomas drove in four runs with a triple, double and single.
Tolson (2-5) and Kempf
Jessup (9-4) and Thomas, McKerlie (8)
(August 26) Leonard Pigg's 5th inning single scored Chuck Wilson with the winning run as Brandon shaded Carman 3-2. Art Hunt picked up the win, his 9th without a loss, with an eight-hit complete game while Lillord Cobb went the distance for the Cards allowing just six hits.
Hunt (9-0) and Pigg
Cobb (5-4) and McKerlie, Thomas (5)
(August 27) Before a crowd of more than 3-thousand fans, Brandon downed Carman 6-4. Frank Watkins got with win with a route-going performance. Bus Vasquez had the game's only homer.
F Watkins (3-6) and Pigg
Wingo (5-4) and McKerlie
(August 27) A four-run 7th inning carried the Mallards to a 6-5 win over Elmwood in Minot's final home game of the season. Willie Cathey helped his own cause with a triple to kick off the Mallards' 7th inning. Two walks loaded the bases and Zoonie McLean cleared them with a triple and later scored on a fielder's choice.
Finch, Jones (8-10) (6), Watson (8) and Boney
Danielson, Pickens (3), Cathey (8-3)) (8), Bruton (8) and Strong
(August 28) Brandon wrapped up the regular season with a 10-6 win over Carman. Regular first baseman Bus Vasquez pitched seven innings to pick up the win. Manuel Godinez had two hits and knocked in three runs for the Greys who finished the campaign with 32 wins in 48 games.
Adams (2-4) and McKerlie, Thomas (8)
Vasquez (1-0)), Naranjo (8) and Pigg