1951 Alberta Game Reports     

Foothills Baseball League

(May 16)  High River Flyers downed Parkland Midways 5-1 in the league opener for both teams.  Butcher went the distance with a five-hitter to pick up the win.  Jack Scott and R Hawk handled the mound duties for Parkland, allowing just five hits but walking eight. 

Scott (L), R Hawk and xxx
Butcher (W) and xxx

(May 20)   Claresholm whipped High River 13-1.  Claresholm erupted for seven runs in the 6th inning to salt away the victory. Jay Jenkins registered the pitching victory.

Weber (L), Butcher, MacDonald and xxx
Jenkins (W) and xxx

Parkland Midways exploded for seven runs in the final inning to whip Okotoks 16-9. Jack Scott picked up the win for the Midways, allowing 12 hits.

Scott (W) and xxx
xxx, xxx and xxx

Calgary 13 Okotoks 4
Twin Cities 8 Blackie 7
Stavely 10 Claresholm 7
Stavely 4 Calgary 3
Blackie 6 Daley Creek 4

(May 24)   Claresholm sluggers had a field day pounding out 33 hits, including seven home runs and ten doubles to capture top prize in the May 24th Tournament.  With strong winds whipping up clouds of dust, Stavely defeated Blackie 15-11 and Claresholm shaded Parkland 15-14 in opening action before Claresholm walked away with a 19-7 triumph in the championship game.

Jay Jenkins and second baseman Brown each had six hits on the day. Swirling winds produced a host of miscues in the Stavely-Blackie match.

Claresholm came from behind to top Parkland. Down by eight runs in the 6th inning, Meteors scored five times with Boyd Whitehead's homer the highlight.  Claresholm won it in the 7th with another four runs, the winner scoring on Dutch Dodd's single to short. 

W MacDonald (W) and xxx
Scott (L) and xxx

In the final, Lefty Huddle and Boyd Whitehead each poked a pair of homers as Claresholm scored seven in the first inning and cruised to a 19-4 victory. Bob Yorgason and Allie MacDonald had four-baggers for Stavely.

Scott (L), Bob Yorgason (1),  Fred McInnes, Allie MacDonald and xxx
Jenkins (W) and xxx

(May 27)   Claresholm continue its heavy hitting punching out 12 hits in a 16-5 win over Okotoks.  Ward MacDonald allowed Okotoks three runs in the opening frame then settled down to go the route for the win.  Claresholm scored four runs in the 6th inning to overcome a 5-4 deficit and take the lead for the first time, 8-5. They added a pair in the 7th inning and six more in the 9th. Boyd Whitehead and Jim Powers each scored three times for the winners.   Metz had a three-run homer for Okotoks. 

W MacDonald (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

Parkland Midways rallied for three runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to shade Calgary Burns and Dutton 4-3.  Jack Scott fired an eight-hitter to gain the mound decision.

xxx and xxx
Scott (W) and xxx

Twin Cities 9 Daley Creek 4
High River 12 Stavely 5

(May 30)   Parkland Midways jumped into a 12-2 lead after three innings and cruised to a 17-9 win over Claresholm.  Dick Hawk and Boyd Whitehead belted homers.  Jack Scott gave up 11 hits but registered the win.  Midways collected 17 hits off two Meteors' hurlers.

Scott (W) and xxx
Jenkins (L), Huddle and xxx

Stavely 17 Daley Creek 12
Twin Cities 12 Blackie 3
High River 13 Calgary 9
Daley Creek 22 Calgary 12
Claresholm 12 Blackie 3

Twin Cities    4-0
Parkland       3-1
Stavely        3-1
Claresholm     3-2
High River     3-2
Blackie        1-3
Daley Creek    1-3
Calgary        1-4
Okotoks        0-3

(June 3)   Claresholm Meteors clipped Blackie 11-3 in a game called after seven innings because of rain.  Brown had a triple and double for the Meteors, Jay Jenkins had a double and two singles.

Molyneaux, W MacDonald (5) and xxx
McGown, Stobo (6) and xxx

(June 17)   Parkland Midways topped Blackie 7-4.  Jack Scott was the winner allowing nine hits while fanning eight.  Stobo took the loss, giving up 13 hits.  Bill Greig had the only home run.

Scott (W) and xxx
Stobo (L) and xxx

Twin Cities 5 Calgary 1
High River 22 Okotoks 3
Stavely 20 Okotoks 4
Claresholm 7 Calgary 5
High River 22 Daley Creek 17

(June 24)   Claresholm downed Parkland 5-1 as Smith and Foy combined on a five-hitter.

Smith, Foy and xxx
Scott (L) and xxx

(June 27)   In a contest at Granum, Parkland defeated Daley Creek 7-2.  Jack Scott fired a seven-hitter for the win.

Scott (W) and xxx
Rossar (L) and xxx

Twin Cities    5-0
Stavely        4-1
Claresholm     6-2
Parkland       5-2
High River     5-3
Blackie        2-4
Daley Creek    2-6
Calgary        1-6
Okotoks        0-6

(July 1)   Daley Creek captured the Granum Tournament with a 10-4 win over Claresholm in the final.  Meteors reached the final topping Wrentham 8-4 and Daley Creek beat the combined team from Granum and Jumbo Valley 7-2. 

" ... Claresholm entered a colored gentleman as pitcher for the last few innings.  He was a scream and was well worth the price of admission just to watch him perform."  (The Claresholm Local Press)

(July 1)   Twin Cities remained unbeaten with a 12-8 victory over Parkland Midways at Nanton.

Scott (L) and xxx
xxx, xxx and xxx

(July 2)   First baseman Jim Kitaguchi singled in brother Charlie Kitaguchi in the bottom of the 9th to give Coleman Cubs a 12-11 victory in the final of the Blairmore Dominion Day Tournament.  Cubs reached the final with a 20-1 thumping of Picture Butte Royals.  The Royals had ousted Hillcrest Juniors in the opening round.  The teams had battled to a 3-3 tied Saturday in a game called because of darkness and a replay was ordered for Sunday with the Royals taking a 5-3 verdict. 

Claresholm dumped Blairmore Canucks 8-5 behind righthander Hubert Glenn to advance to the money round. 

Picture Butte 3 Hillcrest 3
Anderson, Malemberg (6) and McKay
Walasko and Somoya

Picture Butte 5 Hillcrest 3
Watson, Malemberg (5) and McKay
Bosetti, Ganger (5) and Somoya

Coleman 20 Picture Butte 1
Kimoto and Yoshinaka
Malemberg, Gillies and McKay

Blairmore 5 Claresholm 8
John Dobek (L) and Joe Dobek
Glenn (W) and MacDonald

Claresholm 11 Coleman 12
Gallagher, Duggin (3), Glenn (L) (7) and MacDonald
Kitatguchi, Kimoto (W)  (4) and Yoshinaka

(July 4)   Claresholm Meteors turned back Blackie 10-2 in one of four opening day games in the monster $2,300 baseball tournament at Claresholm.  17-year-old Allie MacDonald fired a five-hitter as the Meteors trounced Blackie.  He fanned five and walked two. 

Steve Ganger, star hurler with the Hillcrest junior team, tossed a six-hitter as Coleman outscored Daley Creek 7-2.  Bob Shearer went the distance in taking the loss.

Bud Siler gave up just six hits in leading Champion to a 12-2 conquest of Stavely.  Bill Kutcheran, ace of the Lethbridge Miners, gave up nine hits in hurling for Stavely.  Nolan Weiss shutout Blairmore on five hits as Del Bonita Cubs notched an 11-0 victory.

A MacDonald (W) and xxx
Cole (L), Egland and xxx

Ganger and xxx
Shearer and xxx

Siler and xxx
Kucheran and xxx

Weiss and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 5)   Lloyd Bradley led Champion Red Sox to top money of $800 in the Claresholm Tournament.  Bradley, former star hurler in the now defunct Big Four League, pitched both games for the Red Sox as Champion trounced Coleman 23-3 in the opener and dumped Claresholm 12-4 in the title game.  Meteors beat Del Bonita 10-4 to reach the final.  Sox erupted for five runs in the first inning off Lloyd Duggan, a Kelowna import, and coasted to the win.  Hubert Glenn fired a two-hitter and fanned ten in Claresholm's victory. 

Coleman 3 Champion 23
L Kimoto (L), S Kimoto and Woskniaka
Bradley (W) and Hagg

Claresholm 10 Del Bonita 4
Glenn (W) and W MacDonald
Nielson (L), Slavich (6) and Jensen

Champion 12 Claresholm 4
Bradley (W) and Hagg
Duggan (L), Gallagher (1), W MacDonald (6) and Dodds

(July 8)   Parkland Midways belted 17 hits to trounce Daley Creek 15-5.  Jack Scott allowed just eight hits and compiled 15 strikeouts to get the win.

xxx, xxx, xxx and xxx
Scott (W) and xxx

Parkland spotted Okotoks four runs in the first inning but roared back with six in the bottom of the frame and went on to dump Okotoks 17-9.  Dick Hawk was the winning pitcher.

xxx, xxx and xxx
D Hawk (W) and xxx

Twin Cities    9-0
Claresholm     9-2
Parkland       7-3
High River     6-3
Stavely        4-3
Blackie        3-4
Daley Creek    3-8
Calgary        1-9
Okotoks        0-10

(July 20)   Hubert Glenn pitched and batted Claresholm Meteors to top prize money in the eight-team Champion Tournament.  Glenn, a 6-foot-five righthander, had two doubles, a single and walk and drove in two runs and scored a pair as Claresholm topped Champion 7-2 in the final.    On the hill, the Philadelphia righthander scattered nine hits and fanned eight in gaining the win. 

Claresholm reached the final downing Picture Butte and Vulcan.  Champion beat Vauxhall and downed Carmangay 5-3.

Glenn (W) and MacDonald
Siler (L), S Pasolli and Hagg

(July 22)   Although out-hit 12-6, Calgary Burns & Dutton downed Parkland Midways 8-3.

Scott (L) and xxx
xxx, xxx and xxx

Twin Cities    9-1
Claresholm     9-2
Parkland       7-4
High River     6-4
Stavely        5-4
Blackie        4-4
Daley Creek    5-8
Calgary        2-9
Okotoks        0-10

(July 24) 

" ... Claresholm will be led by their lanky Negro import hurler, Hubert Glenn of Philadelphia.  Glenn turned back Champion last Friday to give Claresholm the money.  Besides being a real whiz-ding on the mound, the six foot four inch American is some shakes with the stick.  In a recent game against Okotoks he pounded out four homers and a pair of singles in seven trips to the plate and it's expected that he will hold down an outfield berth with the Claresholm club when he is not on the hill."  (The Lethbridge Herald, July 24, 1951)

(July 25)    Magrath broke through for two runs in the 9th inning to down Claresholm 2-1 to knocked the Meteors out of the Lethbridge Baseball Tournament.  Eagles' third baseman Grant Wheeler lashed a liner to centre field to score Floyd Gillies and Tommy Karren to provide the margin of victory.  It was just the fifth hit for Magrath.  Walt Pashuk allowed ten hits but registered the win.  Wally Thrun was the hard-luck loser.  Among the day's outstanding plays was Gene Rice's sensational catch against the right field wall of Hubert Glenn's high fly ball in the first inning. Glen, a Negro import from Philadelphia, had a sizzling single in three trips.  Glenn is reported to be hauling in $800 a month.  He finished 21-3 with the touring San Francisco Cubs last season.

Bow Island 4 Champion 0
Collins and Wilfey
Shearer and McLeod

Magrath 2 Claresholm 1
Pashuk and Gordon Rice
Thrun and MacDonald

Japanese All-Stars 1 Del Bonita 2
L Kimoto and Yoshinaka
Weiss and Jensen

Cubs 5 Miners 2
Tufteland and Dea
Slavich, Kucheran (5) and Deak

(July 29)   Twin Cities extended its lead atop the Foothills Baseball League with a 6-3 triumph over Parkland Midways. 

Scott (L) and xxx
xxx, xxx and xxx

Twin Cities   10-1
Claresholm     9-2
High River     7-4
Stavely        6-4
Parkland       7-5
Blackie        4-5
Daley Creek    6-8
Calgary        3-10
Okotoks        0-14

(August 1)    Parkland downed Stavely 6-3 behind Jack Scott's seven-hitter.  Fredericks was the loser.

Fredericks (L) and xxx
Scott (W) and xxx

(August 5)   Blackie took advantage of sloppy play by Parkland to down the Midways 5-4.  All five runs were unearned.  McLean fired a six-hitter for the win.

McLean (W) and xxx
Scott (L) and xxx

(August 5)   Claresholm Meteors downed Twin Cities 14-6 Sunday to take a game and a half lead over Twin Cities in the Foothills Baseball League standings. Meteors broke open a close game with four runs in the 5th inning and five in the 6th.  Hubert Glenn scattered nine hits for the win and knocked in five runs on three hits at the plate. He fanned 12 and walked five. Bernie Dunning and Glenn belted homers for the winners while Hans Sagstuen, Johnny Young and Steve Yurchak replied for the Oilers. 

Glenn (W) and MacDonald
Sagstuen (L), Kinniburgh (6), Owens (6) and Lanman

Claresholm    12-2
Twin Cities   10-3
Blackie        7-5
Stavely        7-5
High River     7-5
Parkland       8-6
Daisy Creek    6-8
Calgary        3-13
Okotoks        1-14

(Aug 8)  Claresholm Meteors are in the final of the Carmangay Lions Club baseball tournament.  Meteors shaded Picture Butte 8-7 behind the pitching of Hubert Glenn the Philadelphia Negro import.  Earlier, Meteors whipped Vulcan 19-2 behind the pitching of Rod MacDonald.  Picture Butte had downed Stavely 5-1 as Ted Malemberg tossed a five-hitter.

Glenn (W) and xxx
B Watson (L) and xxx

In the opening game, Meteors swamped Vulcan 19-2 behind the steady hurling of Rod MacDonald.  Veteran Ted Malemberg tossed a five-hitter to lead Picture Butte to a 5-1 triumph over Stavely.

R MacDonald and xxx
xxx and xxx

Malemberg and xxx
xxx and xxx

(August 10)   Claresholm Meteors belted 23 hits to swamp Carmangay 27-9 in the final of the eight-team Carmangay Tournament.  Hubert Glenn, who went the route on the hill for the win, clubbed a three-run homer in the first inning to set the Meteors on the road to victory.  It was one of four homers for the winners.  First baseman Lefty Huddle crushed a pair and second sacker Bernie Dunning had a three-run blast. Outfielder Glen Olson had four hits in five trips while Glenn had a single and double to go along with his four-bagger.  Dunning was up five times and scored five runs. Meteors reached the final with wins over Picture Butte and Vulcan while Carmangay outsted Brant and Champion.

Glenn (W) and MacDonald
Negrello (L), Shearer (2), Connors (4), Rhodes (5) and McLeod

(August 12)   Claresholm scored an 11-3 triumph over Blackie in a contest which featured a triple play by the losers.  Allie MacDonald went the distance for the mound victory.  MacLean took the loss.  Ward MacDonald of the Meteors had the only homer.

A MacDonald (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(August 13)   In a game called after six innings because of rain and darkness, Claresholm edged Stavely 9-8 in an error-filled contest.  Bernie Dunning got the Meteors off on the right foot with a two-run homer in the first inning.  Boyd Whitehead scored the winner in the 6th.  Hubert Glenn had nine strikeouts in gaining the win. 

Glenn (W) and Ward MacDonald
Fredericks (L) and MacDonald

(August 21)  Hubert Glenn shutdown Lethbridge Cubs on two-hits as Claresholm notched a 2-0 exhibition victory. Glenn displayed a variety of trick deliveries to keep the Cubs off balance.  Vic Stasiuk's double and Clarence Yanosik's single were the only safeties for Lethbridge.  Glenn fanned 11 and walked just one.  Claresholm scored in the 6th inning as Bernie Dunning tripled and scored on Glenn's groundout.  Glen Olsen singled, moved to third on Ward MacDonald's double and scored on a wild pitch.

Glenn (W) and MacDonald
Godlonton (L) and Dea

Final Standings
Claresholm    14-2
Twin Cities   13-3
Blackie       10-6
Parkland       9-7
Stavely        9-7
High River     7-9
Daisy Creek    6-10
Calgary        3-13
Okotoks        1-15

(August 22)  Twin Cities shaded Claresholm 2-1 in the opening game of a best-of-five semi-final  series. Hans Sagstuen fired a four-hitter for the win.  Hubert Glenn hurled four-hit ball in taking the loss.

Sagstuen (W) and xxx
Glenn (L) and xxx

Blackie took the opening game of their best-of-three series with a 7-4 win over Parkland.  Grant Wray went the distance for the win on a six-hitter.  Blackie had 12 hits off Jack Scott.

Wray (W) and xxx
Scott (L) and xxx

(August 24)   Rookie Mike Vaselenak belted a three-run homer in the 4th inning to lead Lethbridge Cubs to a 4-1 win over Claresholm Meteors in an exhibition game.  Meteors topped the Cubs 2-0 in the first game between the teams a week ago.  Arnie Godlonton fired a four-hitter for the win.  Ward MacDonald gave up five hits in taking the loss.  Lefty Huddle accounted for the only Claresholm run with a homer in the second inning.

Godlonton (W) and H Yanosik
MacDonald (L) and Dodd

(August 26)  Clareholm Meteors dropped an 8-4 decision to Twin Cities to give the Oilers a 2-0 game lead in the best of five series. A three-run rally in the 4th inning gave Twin Cities a lead they never relinquished.

Parkland Midways shaded Blackie 3-2 to tie their best of three series at a game apiece.  Midways scored two runs in the second and another in the 4th to take a 3-0 lead which held up for the win.  Jack Scott, for Parkland, and Egland for Blackie, each allowed just five hits.

Scott (W) and xxx
Egland (L) and xxx

Stavely beat High River 20-0.

(August 26)    Al White blanked Granum on four-hits as Brooks Buffaloes scored a 4-0 win in the first game of the best-of-three Southern Alberta intermediate baseball semi-final series.  Bob Shearer allowed just four hits in taking the loss. Brooks won the exhibition nightcap 5-4.

White (W) and xxx
Shearer (L) and xxx

(August 29)   Mike Vaselenak belted a three-run homer in the 5th inning and it proved enough as Lethbridge Cubs dumped Claresholm 4-1 in an exhibition match in Claresholm.  Arnie Godlonton fired a four-hitter for the win.  Ward MacDonald allowed just five hits in being saddled with the loss. Lefty Huddle accounted for the lone run for the Meteors with a homer in the 2nd inning.  Darwin Walkingshaw had a double and single for the Cubs.

Godlonton and H Yanosik
W MacDonald and Dodd

(September 5)   With a break in a rainy spell, Claresholm Meteors scored an 8-3 win over Twin Cities to stave off elimination in their playoff series. 

Claresholm errors led to two Twin Cities runs in the 2nd inning.  Meteors bounced back with one in the bottom of the frame as Bernie Dunning scored on a balk.  Meteors added two in the 3rd, two more in the 4th and three in the 7th. Hubert Glenn handled the mound chores for the Meteors, Berreth started for Twin Cities giving way to Hans Sagstuen in the 6th.

Berreth (L), Sagstuen (6) and xxx
Glenn (W) and xxx

(September 9)   Claresholm Meteors punched out 12 hits to down Twin Cities 9-5 to even their best of five series at two games apiece.  Hubert Glenn scattered eight hits to gain the win.  There were nine errors, six by Twin Cities.

Glenn (W) and W MacDonald
Sagstuen (L) and Owens

(September 9)   Del Bonita Cubs took both ends of a twin-bill from Brooks Buffaloes, 11-10 and 12-8, to take a two game lead in their intermediate baseball final series.  Cubs won the opener with two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning as Hubert West singled in Edgar Henry with the winner.  Debbie Neilsen went the distance holding the Buffs to eight hits as the Cubs overcame six errors.  Bob Manzke bashed a three-run homer to pace the Cubs in the second game. 

Balasko, Buoy, White and McBride
Nielsen (W) and Jensen

L'Herndelle, Balasko and McBride
Weisee (W) and Jensen

(September 16)    Claresholm Meteors capped a stunning comeback to topple Twin Cities 4-1 before more than a thousand fans to capture the 5th and deciding game of their semi-final seires.  Meteors roared back to win three in a row after dropping the first two games.  Dutch Dodd drove in three runs for the winners and Lefty Huddle belted a homer and triple.  Big Hubert Glenn again was the key moundsman for the Meteors.

Sagstuen (L) and xxx
Glenn (W) and xxx

(September 16)   Blackie shaded Stavely 16-15 in a slugfest to earn a berth in the final against Claresholm. Grant Wray and Egland hurled for Blackie while McInnes and Yorgason pitched for the local squad.

(September 30)   Claresholm Meteors downed Blackie 15-12 and 15-8 to win the best of three Foothills Baseball final in two straight games.  Big Hubert Glenn picked up both wins in relief roles.   Blackie scored ten runs in the first two innings of the opener and eight runs in the first two frames of the second game but had little success after Glenn took over. The day was highlighted by home runs by Lefty Huddle, Bernie Dunning and Boyd Whitehead for the Meteors and Yoemans for Blackie. 

" ... Games throughout the summer were witnessed by large crowds not equalled since 1927 when Claresholm was a member of a semi-pro baseball league.  The support for baseball this year is attributed to the larger seating accommodation on the grounds, the re-arrangement of the ball diamond, and the presentation of good ball.  Hubert Glenn, the American import did much for baseball in Claresholm during the past season.  He was a good ball players, a gentleman, and he gave the ball fans a small sample of how the big leaguers work.  Expenses of operating the club was high no doubt, but the club is said to have concluded the season on the right side of the ledger."  (The Claresholm Local Press, October 4, 1951)

Wray (L), Wellman (5) to McLean
A MacDonald, Glenn (W) (2) and W MacDonald

Dunning, Glenn (W) (2) and W MacDonald
Egland (L) to McLean

FOOTHILLS BASEBALL LEAGUE
Only Claresholm Meteors stats available
(The Claresholm Local Press, October 4, 1951)

 FOOTHILLS LEAGUE     G AB R  H TB 2B 3B HR SH SF SB  BB   PCT
 Glenn Hubert           99   53    17  4  9           21  .535
 Dunning Bernie         73   36    12  3  5            6  .493
 Whitehead Boyd        157   55     8  6  8            8  .350
 Dodd Dutch            179   60    15  1  2            9  .335
 MacDonald Ward        170   56     8  0  2           21  .329
 Huddle Lefty          140   44     7  4  9           16  .314
 Powers Jimmy           28    8     2  0  0            0  .286
 Jenkins Jay           190   54    15  4  3            3  .284
 Olson Glen            171   48     8  0  1           12  .281
 Davison Davie         121   29     4  1  0            6  .240
 MacDonald Al           62   12     0  0  2            4  .194

 FOOTHILLS LEAGUE  G   W L  IP BB  SO HB
 Glenn Hubert      21 17 4 166 34 207  2
 MacDonald Al       9  8 1  71 22  51  2
 Dodd Dutch         1  1 0
 Hood               2  1 0
 Gallengher         1  1 0
 MacDonald Ward     5  4 1
 Jenkins Jay        3  2 1
 Smith              2  1 1
 Brownie            1  0 1
 Duggan             1  0 1
 Thrun W            1  0 1

(November 29)

" ... Claresholm Meteors were honored at a banquet this week as the final event of one of the most successful basesball seasons in the history of the Claresholm district. Meteors won the coveted trophy of the Foothills League by defeating Blackie in a two-game final series ... Hubert Glenn, the big Negro hurler from the United States, was credited with much of the success of the Meteors.  Besides being the Meteors' ace pitcher and hitter, Glenn spent many hours with younger players, developing them for future play in senior ranks.  Glenn expects to return to Claresholm next season.  The Meteors commenced the season with a $300 deficit but ended the year with more than that amount in the bank after paying out over $3,200 in expenses.  About $818 were paid in player wages."  (The Lethbridge Herald, November 29, 1951)

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(   )   Calgary Mercurys downed Purity 6-3 Tuesday to jump into second place in the Chinook Baseball League standings with a 12-8 record, a few percentage poiints behind league-leading Carstairs.  Wally Thrun allowed nine hits and fanned nine in registering the win.  Mercurys had 12 hits with Harry Bullen and Jack Steele each banging out two doubles. Bullen scored three times. Chuck McKenzie took the loss.

McKenzie (L) and Thederahn
Thrun (W) and Bullen

Carstairs 10-6 
Mercurys  12-8
Buffaloes 13-10
Purity    10-8
Drumheller 6-8
Standard   3-14

(   )   At Carstairs, the home club blanked Calgary Mercurys 6-0 Friday.

(   )  Purity scored the winning run in the bolttom of the 10th inning Friday on a fielder's choice, a walk, balk and an error to shade Buffaloes 6-5 to slip into first place in the Chinook League standings.  Pinch hitter Lloyd Bradley reached on the fielder's choice then advanced on a walk to Jim Wallace and balk by losing pitcher Bernie Hannah before scoring on an error.  Purity had rebound from a 5-0 deficit to tie with a big  6th inning, all the runs scoring after two were out.

Bill Brookes drove in Pete Scott who had doubled to lead off the inning.  Bing Weaver, on with a walk, scored on a wild throw to home. More walks and Reg Van Wassenhove's double resulted in three more markers.  

Hannah (L) and Kilroe
McKenzie, Brookes (W) (5) and Weaver

Purity    14-9
Carstairs 15-10
Buffaloes 16-11
Mercurys  15-11
Drumheller 8-13
Standard   5-19

(   )   Drumheller Miners took a pair Sunday from Calgary Purity, 9-1 and 4-1. In the opener, Purity's lone run, in the top of the first inning, was matched by a homer by Fred Unchelenko in the bottom of the first frame. Miners exploded for eight runs in the 8th.  Andy McPhee went the distance for the win.

Miners made seven errors in the second game but still managed to hang on for the win.

Bradley (L), xxx and xxx
McPhee (W) and xxx

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

(   )   Calgary Purity 99 took advantage of four Carstairs' errors Thursday night to notch a 5-4 win and a share of first place with Calgary Mercurys in the Chinook Baseball League.  Dick Noon scored the winner in the bottom of the 9th on a throwing error.  Lloyd Bradley went the route for his 11th victory. Carstairs out-hit Purity 9-8 with Ron Leisemer, Cyril Ing and Ken Ing each with two safeties. Don Kirk, in relief of starter Ed Archier, took the loss.

Archer, Kirk (L) (8) and K. Ing
Bradley (W) and Weaver

(   )   In a slugfest at Buffalo Park Tuesday night, Purity 99 edged the Buffaloes 12-10 in a game which featured 22 hits and 10 errors.  Catcher Bing Weaver led the winners with three hits, one a double, and three runs scored. Lloyd Bradley, who relieved in the 4th, picked up the win.  Mel Lyshricka was the loser.

Willis (L) Lyshricka (5) and Gilbert
Brookes, Bradley (W) (4) and Weaver

(   )   Jim Wallace walked and scored on a wild pitch in the 13th inning as Purity 99 shaded Carstairs 8-7.  Purity had tied the count in the bottom of the 9th on a homer by Ron English.  Both pitchers, Brian Gibson for Purity and Don Kirk of Carstairs went the route. Kirk fanned 16, but walked eight. Gibson had 8 strikeouts and six bases on balls.

Kirk (L) and Brookman
Gibson (W) and Weaver

(August 4/5)   A pair of weekend double-headers resulted in a saw-off as teams divided the games. At Standard, the locals took the opener 5-4 as Dale Nielsen hurled a four-hitter, while Purity rebounded for a big 11-4 triumph in the second game. Lloyd Bradley fired a four-hitter in that one for the victory as his mates pounded out 13 hits and were helped by 12 Standard errors.

Gibson (L) and Weaver
Nielser (W) and F.Hackler

Bradley (W) and Weaver
Hughes, J.Jackler (4) and Moffatt

Playing at Drumheller, the Mercurys exploded for three runs in the top of the ninth inning to down the home squad 8-5 in the first game, while Drumheller scored four in the first inning and another in the second then held off another ninth inning rally by the Mercurys for a 5-4 triumph in the second game.

MacEwen (W) and Sabo
McPhee, Savartka, Berlando and A.Bertamini

Steele (L) and Sabo
Makes (W) and A.Bertamini

(Sept 11)   Calgary Purity 99 scored their 13th straight victory a 1-0 nail-biter over Carstairs to capture the Chinook League championship.  Lloyd Bradley fired a three-hit shutout, his third straight playoff victory. Purity took the best-of-five series in three games.  Bradley had earlier hurled the 99ers to 6-0 and 12-1 victories. Lefty Don Kirk was the hard-luck loser, allowing just three hits.  An unearned run in the second inning was the difference.  Bill Begg led off with a single and moved to second on a sacrifice by Jim Lenz and to third on an infield grounder by Bill Thederahn. Bradley's fly to left was dropped and Begg scored the game's only run.  Carstairs missed an opporunity in the first as Bruce Ing was cut down at home on a throw by right fielder Jim Wallace.

Dick Noon of the 99ers made good on a promise after Purity took the title. He sand "Home on the Range" while standing on his head at home plate.

Kirk (L) and Brookman
Bradley (W) and Thederahn