1953 ManDak Game Reports     

(May 14)  Brandon pushed across three runs in the 11th inning and then held off a Carman rally in the bottom of the frame to shade the Cardinals10-9 before a chilled crowd of 1,200 at Carman.  Eight of Brandon's eleven hits went for extra bases.  Jim Valentine had a pair of doubles, Clarence King and Joe Mitchell pounded triples while Bill Cash, Chuck Wilson, Johnny Washington and starter Barney Brown each banged out a double.  Sonny Andrews was the big gun for Carman with three hits, including a double, and some smart plays on defense.,

Brown, Griffith (1-0) (8) and Cash
Porter, W.McCoy (0-1) (8) and Turner

(May 15)  Minot at Winnipeg postponed due to two inches of snow. 

(May 16)  Chuck Wilson blasted a pair of homers to lead Brandon Greys to a 6-4 win over Minot. Both blows were leadoff homers, in the 2nd and 6th innings.

Gibbons (1-0) and Cash
Cain (0-1) and Tomkinson

(May 16)  Winnipeg Royals won their home opener building up a 10-0 lead as they went on to trounce Carman 10-6.  Mike Kanshin was working on a four-hit shutout until the Cardinals broke loose for five runs in the 9th. 

W McCoy (0-2), Cobb, Murray, Rhodes and Turner
Kanshin (1-0) and Deskin

(May 17)  Duke Bowman knocked in five runs with two doubles and a single as Minot clobbered Brandon 13-0. Lefty Bill Washburn racked up the first shutout of the season holding the Greys to six hits.

Washburn (1-0) and Tomkinson
Griffith (1-1), Banks (7), Wells (8) and  Cash

(May 18)  Winnipeg Royals, led by Pete Hughes and Bob Rittenburg, shaded Minot 5-4.  Hughes drove in a pair with three hits while Rittenberg had two safeties.  Don Corcoran belted a two-run homer for Minot.  Chuck Gowett held the Mallards to seven hits to register the win.

Kelly (0-1), Albosta (6) and Tomkinson
Gowett (1-0) and Deskin

(May 18)   Brandon broke out with four runs in the 7th inning to dump Carman 7-3.  With two out, the Greys got singles by Norm Robinson, Howard Easterling and Clarence King and doubles from Bill Cash and Chuck WilsonHarry Rhodes moved from centre field to relieve Jim Newberry and held the Greys hitless for 2 1/3 innings.

Jenkins (1-0) and Cash
Newberry (0-1), Rhodes (7) and Turner, McKerlie.

(May 19)  Minot pitcher Mal Murray doubled in the winning run as the Mallards edged the Royals 9-8 in 10 innings at Winnipeg.  Chuck Carroll belted a homer for Minot in the 7th.

Murray (1-0), Albosta and Tomkinson
Merrill, Preston (0-1) and Deskin

(May 19)  The visiting Carman Cardinals exploded for five runs in the 5th inning on three gift hits to down Brandon 7-2.  Two fly balls, lost in the lights, went for doubles and another fell between two outfielders.  Andy Porter tossed a five-hitter for the mound victory.  Ben Lott had a two-run triple for the Cards.  Jimmy Valentine had a triple and two singles for Brandon.

Porter (1-0) and Turner
T Parker (0-1), Andux (5), Banks (7) and Cash

(May 20)   Carman playing-manager Chet Brewer and Willie Hutchinson combined on a five-hit, 6-0 shutdown against Minot.  Cardinals scored the only run they needed in the 4th inning as Lyman Bostock opened with a walk, stole second and went to third on Chick Longest's long fly ball to right.  Bob Turner's single to centre scored Bostock.  Benny Lott had a triple and single for the winners.  

Klaudt (0-1), Albosta and Tomkinson
Brewer, Hutchinson (1-0) (5) and Turner

(May 21)  Carman erupted for six runs in the 9th inning to defeat Winnipeg 10-5. The Cards had five hits in the inning, singles by Harry Rhodes, Joe Atkins and Lyman Bostock and doubles by Chick Longest and Ben Lott.  A fight broke out in the 9th following a home plate collision as Atkins and catcher Jack Deskin mixed it up and players from both teams rushed into the melee.

Newberry, Hutchinson, Rhodes (1-0) and Turner
Kanshin, Cleveland (0-1) and Deskin, Myers

(May 21)  Veteran Barney Brown tossed a masterful two-hitter as Brandon topped Minot 3-1.  Jack Cooper tripled in the 1st for the Mallards and scored on Duke Bowman's fly to right.  Orlando Andux tripled for Brandon in the bottom of the first and scored on a hit by Howard Easterling.

Washburn (1-1) and Tomkinson
Brown (1-0) and Cash

(May 22)  Brandon Greys set a ManDak record for hits, with 23 in an 18-5 win over the Royals at Winnipeg.  Clarence KIng and John Washington each had four hits, Jimmy Valentine and Bill Cash each had three.  Cash belted a homer, triple and double.  Jack Berry of Winnipeg had a homer in a losing cause.

Gibbons (2-0), Forten and Cash
Preston (0-2), Gowett and Deskin

(May 23)  Sugar Cain fired a one-hitter and fanned 12 over 10 innings as Minot edged Winnipeg Royals 1-0. A bases-loaded single by Chuck Carroll in the bottom of the 10th plated the only run. 

Merrill (0-1) and Douglas
Cain (1-1) and Tomkinson

(May 24)   A 1st inning grand slam homer by Chuck Wilson led Brandon to a 12-4 win over the Cardinals in the rain at Carman.  Bob Griffith tossed a four-hitter for the win.  Bill Cash also homered for Brandon while John Washington had four hits.

Griffith (2-1) and xxx 
R McCoy (0-1), W McCoy (1) and xxx

(May 25)  The hometown Mallards bounced back from a five-run deficit to shade Winnipeg 6-5 at Minot as Ed Albosta, the Mallards' playing-manager, stretched his shutout string to 15 2/3s innings in his 4th relief appearance.  Taking the mound from John Kelly with one out in the 1st inning, Albosta had thirteen strikeouts.  Mickey Rocco homered for Minot.  The Royals scored all their runs in the first, two scoring on a double by Jesse Douglas.

Kanshin, Cleveland (0-2) and Douglas
Kelly, Albosta (1-0) (1) and Renfroe

(May 26)  Joe Mitchell's pinch-hit single in the 9th drove in Clarence King with the winner as Brandon shaded Carman 4-3.

Porter (1-1), Rhodes and Turner
McKinnis, Jenkins (2-0) and Cash

(May 26)  Winnipeg Royals snapped a five-game losing streak by downing Minot Mallards 7-3.  Royals exploded for six runs in the 7th inning to come from behind for the win.  Pitcher Chuck Gowett drove in the Royals first run in the 4th inning and batted in the tying and winning runs in the 7th.  Bob Strader capped the scoring with a two-run homer.

Washburn (1-2) Murray and Renfroe
Gowett (2-0) and Douglas

(May 27)  The visiting Minot Mallards topped the Cardinals 7-5 at Carman.  Chuck Carroll and Don Corcoran each had a double and single for the Mallards.  Harry Rhodes crashed a pair of doubles and Lester Lockett had three singles for Carman.

Murray (2-0) and Renfroe
Hutchinson (1-1) and Turner

(May 27)   Brandon whipped the Royals 11-2 at Winnipeg scoring five runs in the 4th inning to salt away the victory, the Greys fifth straight..  Howard Easterling had a homer for the Greys, 

T Parker (1-1) and Cash
Cleveland (0-3) and Douglas

(May 30)  Sugar Cain pitched Minot to a 7-3 win at Carman.  Cain went the distance, fanning eight.  Connie Juelke had a double and single for Minot. Joe Massaro made his debut for the Mallards.

Cain (2-1) and Massaro
Newberry (0-2), W McCoy (7) and Turner

(May 31)  Sonny Andrews had three hits to lead Carman to a 7-6 win over Minot Mallards. Don Corcoran homered for the losers.  

Washburn, Albosta (1-1) (8) and Massaro
Porter, Rhodes (2-0) and Turner

(June 1)  Superb relief work by Mike Kanshin and Lou Louden's 8th inning single provided Winnipeg Royals with a 4-3 win over Saskatoon Gems in the first of the interlocking games between the ManDak and Western Canada League clubs.  Kanshin came in with two on, two out in the 3rd and proceeded to shutdown the Gems the rest of the way.  Louden and Danny Brown each had two hits for the Royals.  Jim Ryan homered for the Gems.

Griggs (L) and Shirley
Preston, Kanshin (2-0) (3) and Louden

Brandon   8-3
Minot     6-6
Carman    5-7
Winnipeg  4-6

(June 1)   Carman blasted Brandon 11-6 as Willie Hutchinson went the route for the win.  Sonny Andrews had three hits for the Cards.

Hutchinson (2-1) and Turner
Amaro (0-1), Griffith, Banks and Cash

(June 2)  Minot's twin-bill at Winnipeg was postponed because of rain.

(June 6)  Carman topped Brandon 9-5.  Herb Souell, Lester Lockett and Norm Robinson each had two hits for the winners.  Jim Valentine had two doubles and a single for the Greys.  Orlando Andux added a triple and double.

Newberry (1-2) and Turner
Gibbons (2-1), Banks, Forten and Cash

(June 7)  Norm Robinson had four singles to pace Carman to a 5-3 win over Brandon and a sweep of their weekend double-header.  

Porter (2-1) and McKerlie
McKinnis, T Parker (1-2) and King

(June 7)   Bill Washburn tossed a shutout as Minot blanked Winnipeg Royals 5-0.  Chuck Carroll belted a homer for the Mallards.  Acting manager Pete Hughes was tossed from the game.

Washburn (2-2) and Massaro
Merrill (0-2), Cleveland and Louden

(June 9)  The hometown Greys nipped Winnipeg 4-3.  Bob Griffith went the distance for the win in the opener.  Bill Cleveland was outstanding in defeat.  

Cleveland (0-4) and xxx
Griffith (3-1) and Cash

(June 10)  Brandon topped the Mallards 6-3 at Minot in a game originally scheduled to be played at Brandon.  Five of the Greys hits were for extra bases including home runs by Joe Mitchell and Bill CashMickey Rocco homered for Minot.

Forten (1-0), Amaro (9), McKinnis (9) and Cash
Murray (2-1), Landsen (7) and Massaro

(June 10)   A five-run 7th inning carried Carman to a 7-1 win over Winnipeg Royals. Chick Longest of the Cards and Jesse Douglas of the Royals had homers.  Jim Newberry picked up the win.

Newberry (2-2) and McKerlie
Merrill (0-3) and Louden

(June 11)  Indian Head Rockets whipped Carman 6-1 in an exhibition match as Juan Hernandez fired a four-hitter to best Chet BrewerChico O'Farrill's triple highlighted a three-run 3rd inning for the Rockets.

Brewer (L) and xxx
Hernandez (W) and xxx 

(June 11)  Brandon scored three runs in the 8th inning to top Minot 7-4.  Barney Brown scattered twelve singles in going the distance for the win.  Sugar Cain allowed nine hits in taking the loss. Greys scored the winners in the 8th loading the bases on walks before Joe Mitchell singled in a pair and another scored on a passed ball.

Sugar Cain (2-2) and Massaro
Barney Brown (2-0) and Cash

(June 12)  Carman Cardinals took advantage of a weary Regina Caps club scoring four in the 1st inning and cruising to a 9-5 victory before 1-thousand fans at Taylor Field.  Playing their sixth game in four days, Caps were forced to start catcher Percy Trimont who gave up six runs in two-plus innings of work.  Infielder Hiram Marshall finished up.  Second baseman Benny Lott paced the Cards with a triple, two singles, and two walks in five trips to the plate.  Lyman Bostock also had three hits for Carman.  Charles Gary had three hits for the Caps.

W McCoy (1-2) and Turner
Trimont, Marshall (3) and Snead, Trimont (3)

(June 12)  Brandon scored a 7-3 win over Winnipeg.  Cowan Hyde had a solo homer for the Greys. It was the Royals fourth straight loss.

T Parker (2-2) and xxx
Price (0-1) and xxx

(June 13)  Harry Rhodes pitched and batted Carman to a 9-2 win over Moose Jaw Maples.  Rhodes went the distance on the hill and drove in three runs with a homer and a triple.  Cardinals plated four runs in the 2nd inning and coasted to the win. Milt Douzas had a triple and single for the Maples.

After the loss, Moose Jaw fired manager Bill Peterson and announced that three members of the Saskatoon Gems -- John Dean, Roberto Zayas and John Williams were slated to join the team.  

Rhodes (3-0) and Turner
Rodgers (L), Bruno (2), King (9) and Mannerino

(June 14)   Jesse Blackman held Carman to seven hits as the Beavers downed the Cardinals 5-2 at North Battleford.  Newcomer Earl Huffman paced the winners with a double and two singles.  Art Stone added a homer.  Lyman Bostock had three hits for Carman. 

Porter (2-2) and Turner
Blackman (W) and Green

(June 14)  Down by four runs with two outs in the 9th, Minot Mallards rallied to score five and down Brandon 8-7.  Duke Bowman, the league's runs batted in leader with 15, punched a Texas league single into left field to drive in the winner. 

Murray, Washburn, Albosta (2-1) and Massaro
Griffith, Jenkins, McKinnis (0-1) and Cash

(June 15)  Carman Cardinals cut loose for seven runs in the last two innings to beat Saskatoon 8-6 before 25-hundred fans at Saskatoon.  Cards sent ten men to the plate as they scored four in the 8th then plated another three in the 9th on three hits, an error and a walk.  Harry Rhodes picked up the win in relief.

Newberry, Rhodes (4-0) (8) and Turner
Wills, Martinez (L) (8), Griggs (9) and Shirley

(June 16)  Winnipeg Royals snapped a six-game losing streak running up a 16-9 win over Minot.  Fred Parker in his first start with the Royals picked up the win.  Mickey Rocco had a homer for the Mallards.

F Parker (1-0), M Williams and Louden
Renfroe (0-1), Albosta, Landsen and Massaro

(June 17)  Left fielder Chuck Wilson knocked in six runs as he hit for the cycle, with a homer, triple, double and single, as Brandon clobbered Winnipeg Royals 13-3. Catcher Bill Cash chipped in with two-run homer, a double and two singles. Shortstop Orlando Andux added three hits, including a pair of doubles.

Amaro (1-1) and Cash
Gibbons (2-2), Kanshin, M Williams and Moore

(June 18)  Brandon downed Minot 6-3. Cowan Hyde led the attack with a trip and single.

Brown (3-0) and Cash
Cain (2-3) and Massaro

(June 19)  Carman whipped the Winnipeg Royals 13-3 as Walter McCoy went the distance for the win.  

W McCoy (2-2) and McKerlie
Merrill (0-4), Gowett, Cleveland, Kanshin and Louden

(June 19)   Minot fell behind 5-2 after one inning but bounced back to edge the Greys 6-5 at Brandon.  Ed Albosta, who allowed just six hits in 8 1/3 relief innings, knocked in the winning run with a 7th inning double to register his third win against just one defeat. Chuck Wilson of the Greys had the only homer, his 7th. Bob Griffith took the loss (3-2). 

Washburn, Albosta  (3-1) (1) and Massaro
Banks, Jenkins (1), Griffith (3-2) ( ) and Cash

(June 20)   Minot - Brandon ppd, wet grounds.

(June 21)  Bill Washburn tossed a six-hitter as Minot downed Brandon 4-1.  Washburn then discovered he had been released as the Mallards dropped four players and announced five acquisitions.  Minot announced the signing of lefty pitchers Lou Lombardo, Bob Whitcher and Dean Scarborough and right-handers Larry Dempsey and Tom Lowe.  Dropped were first baseman Mickey Rocco, Washburn, pitcher Whitey Landsem and outfielder Jack Cooper.

Connie Juelke had a two-run homer for the Mallards.  Bill Cash averted a shutout with a 9th inning homer for the Greys.

McKinnis (0-2), Jenkins (7) and Cash
Washburn (3-2) and Massaro

(June 22)  Carman Cardinals rapped Winnipeg pitchers for 18 hits en route to a 15-8 win in Carman.  Joe Atkins had a three-run homer for the Cards while Lyman Bostock and Norm Robinson also had round-trippers.  Dick Butcher had the only home run for the Royals.

Cleveland (0-5), Williams, Gowett and Louden
Newberry, Rhodes (5-0) (5) and Turner

(June 23)   An interlocking game between the Beavers and Minot at North Battleford was washed out after just four innings with the Beavers ahead 2-0.

(June 23)   Brandon Greys scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the 12th inning to win a 1-0 thriller from the Winnipeg Royals.  Johnny Washington's single scored Chuck Wilson, who had reached when hit by a pitch.  He moved to second on a sacrifice. Tom Parker pitched a brilliant four-hitter for the win.  Rolly Merrill went the distance for the Royals allowing just six hits.

Mickey Rocco, released by Minot, handled first base for the Royals and Bill Washburn, a pitcher dropped by the Mallards, was in uniform but didn't play.  Bill Spaeter, an infielder, joined the Royals on Tuesday.  The club released four players -- pitchers Chuck Gowett and Mike Williams, outfielder Danny Brown and second baseman Bill Barry.

Merrill (0-5) and Moore
T Parker (3-2) and Cash 

(June 24)   Minot Mallards scored an unearned run in the 3rd inning and made it stand up in a 1-0 victory as Saskatoon went down to its fourth loss in interlocking play.  Fans at Cairns Field at Saskatoon saw a brilliant pitching duel between the Gems Ted Wills, who pitched a four-hitter, and winner Sugar Cain who allowed just five safeties.  Cain fanned eight without a walk.  Wills struck out six and walked five.

Cain (3-3) and Massaro
Wills (L) and Shirley

(June 25)   In an exhibition match at Saskatoon, Jim Morrow held Minot to three hits as the Gems downed the Mallards 5-1.  Morrow and Leopoldo Reyes paced the Saskatoon offense each with three hits.  Morrow had a no-hitter through seven innings.

Lowe (L), Dempsey (5) and Massaro
Morrow (W) and Shirley

(June 26)  Carman Cardinals slipped into top spot in the ManDak League with an 8-6 win over second place Brandon Greys.  The game was played under protest by the Cards as Jesse Douglas, under suspension by Winnipeg Royals, was in the Brandon lineup.

McKinnis (0-3), Jenkins (1), Amaro (4), Banks (6) and Cash
W McCoy (3-2) and Turner

(June 27)  Veteran lefty Barney Brown notched his fourth straight win over Minot pitching Brandon to a 10-2 victory.  

Brown (4-0), Griffith and Cash
Lombardo (0-1), Whitcher, Dempsey and Massaro

(June 27)  Mickey Rocco blasted a three-run homer over the right field amphitheater roof to pace Winnipeg to a 9-6 win over Carman.

Price (1-1) and Moore
Preston (0-3), Rhodes and Turner

(June 28)  Playing manager Ed Albosta fired a four-hitter as Minot shaded Brandon 2-1 at Minot.  Connie Juelke 8th inning single brought in the tying and winning runs. 

Griffith (3-3), Forten and Cash 
Albosta (4-1) and Renfroe

(June 28)  Joe Atkins' three-run homer was the big blow as the Cardinals trounced Winnipeg 10-2 before 1,800 fans at Carman.  Cards erupted for five runs in the third inning on three hits and three Royals' errors to salt away the win.  In the 8th, Winnipeg outfielder Pete Hughes handed Carman a pair of extra base hits when, blinded by the sun, he allowed fly balls to drop in for safeties.  Hughes added to his miserable day by getting picked off first by catcher Almer McKerlie, who had just entered the game when regular backstop Bob Turner left the game when notified that his wife had given birth to a baby girl.

Former Minot Mallard, Mickey Rocco, who has hit .462 since joining the Winnipeg team blasted a homer for the losers.  Jim Newberry picked up the win, his third against two loses.

Washburn (3-3), Kanshin and Louden 
Newberry (3-2) and Turner, McKerlie

(June 29)  Mickey Rocco slammed his third homer in three games to pace Winnipeg Royals to an 8-7 win over Brandon.

Kanshin (3-0) and Louden
McKinnis, Banks, Amaro (1-2) and Cash

(June 29)  Carman shaded Minot 7-6 notching the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning.  Walter McCoy was the winner in relief.

Lombardo (0-2) and Renfroe
Preston, Brewer, W McCoy (4-2) and Turner

(June 30)   Bill Spaeter drove in four runs with a double and two singles to lead Winnipeg Royals past Minot 7-4.  

Gibbons (3-2), F Parker (8) and Louden
Cain (3-4) and Massaro

(June 30)  Brandon 5 Carman 1.  Rafe Cabrera and Joe Mitchell each had two hits for Brandon.

Preston (0-4), Rhodes (6) and Turner
Jenkins (3-0) and Cash.

(July 1)  Minot Mallards and the Cardinals split a double-header at Carman.  Chick Longest blasted a two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning to give Carman a 6-5 win in the opener. Connie Juelke had a homer for the Mallards, his first of three on the day.  Harry Rhodes picked up his sixth straight win in relief of starter Andy Porter

Whitcher (0-1) and Massaro
Porter, Rhodes (6-0) (11) and 

Juelke's two circuit blows led Minot to a 9-2 victory in the 2nd game.  Dean Scarborough added four hits, including a triple and two doubles.  Chuck Carroll had three safeties to match his 1st game performance.  Lefty Tom Lowe held the Cards to eight hits to pick up the win in his first league start for the Mallards. Herb Souell had a homer for Carman.

Lowe (1-0) and Massaro
Newberry (3-3) and McKerlie

(July 1)  Brandon and Winnipeg split a doubleheader before the largest crowd of the season at Winnipeg, 3,581 fans. The Royals took the opener 9-1 behind the pitching of Bill Washburn. Greys captured the nightcap, 8-6.  The twin bill featured six home runs, two by Pete Hughes and singletons by Mickey Rocco, Bob Spaeder, Lou Louden and Bill Cash

Washburn (4-3) and Louden
Griffith (3-4), Banks (3), Wells (4) and Cash

Price, F Parker (1-1) (2) and Louden
McKinnis, Brown (5-0) and Cash

(July 2)  Winnipeg Royals slammed 14 hits, including home runs by Dick Butcher and Bob Strader, to down Carman 9-6.  It was the Royals 5th win in their last seven games.  A crowd of 2,357 raised the turnstile count to nearly 12-thousand for the five games played during the week.  Bill Spaeter had a double and three singles for the Royals while Curly Williams and Joe Atkins belted homers for Carman.  Pete Hughes added a pair of doubles.

W McCoy (4-3), Rhodes (9) and Turner
Kanshin, Gibbons (4-2) (3) and Moore

(July 2)  Brandon Greys suffered a double loss, dropping a 6-3 decision to Minot and losing catcher Bill Cash to a more lucrative offer from a team in the Dominican Republic.  Manager Ed Albosta (5-1) went the distance for his 5th win although tagged for eleven hits.  

Forten (1-1), Amaro (3) and Wilson
Albosta (5-1) and Massaro

(July 3)  Carman Cardinals pounded out 18 hits en route to a 12-8 victory over Winnipeg Royals.  Cards took an 11-0 lead after four innings.  Herb Souell paced the attack with five hits and four runs batted in.  Norm Robinson, Lyman Bostock and Almer McKerlie each had three hits for Carman. Pete Hughes had a two-run homer for the Royals. 

Merrill (0-6), Gowett (4), Kanshin (4) and xxx
Preston (1-4), Rhodes (8) and McKerlie

(July 4)  Leftfielder Jimmy Banks had four hits and knocked in three to lead Brandon Greys to an 8-4 win over the Maples at Moose Jaw.  Lefty McKinnis limited the Maples to five hits and fanned nine before turning the mound work over to Mario Amaro for the last two innings.  

McKinnis (1-3), Amaro (8) and Wilson
Garrett (L), Bormouth (4) and Mountaintes

(July 4)  Minot pounded out a total of thirty-five hits to sweep a double-header from Carman, 7-3 and 12-8.  Zoonie McLean and Connie Juelke had home runs for the winners.

Dempsey (1-0) and Massaro
Newberry (3-4) and Turner

Cain (4-4) and Massaro
W McCoy (4-4), Newberry, Longest and Turner

(July 5)  Carman stopped Minot's four-game winning streak with a 6-3 win at Minot.  A four-run 4th inning, on four hits and two errors, carried the Cardinals to the victory.  Mallards' Zoonie McLean had the only homer.

Porter (3-2) and Turner
Lombardo (0-3) and Massaro

(July 5)  Brandon topped the Beavers 6-3 at North Battleford in a game highlighted by an attack on an umpire:

"In a fracas featured by a furious attack on umpire RonFrench by North Battleford player RoyDean, the Brandon Greys slugged out a 6-3 triumph over the Beavers ... The Dean-French melee occurred in the seventh inning when the arbiter called a third strike on the big Beaver outfielder.  Dean became intensely irate, threw French to the ground, punched him several times and ripped his clothing." (July 6, 1950, Winnipeg Free Press ?)

Dean was ejected from the game while French was able to continue. Rafe Cabrera paced the Greys with a homer and a double.  Cowan Hyde added a double and three singles.  Jesse Blackman had three hits for the Beavers.  The start of the game was delayed by two hours due to a morning rain.

Griffith (4-4) and Wilson
Coleman (L) and Green

Brandon    20-13
Carman     20-14
Minot      17-15
Winnipeg   10-17

(July 6)  Brandon Greys completed a sweep of their Saskatchewan tour with an 8-4 win over Saskatoon in a contest which counted as two wins in the standings due to a previous rainout.  Knuckleballer Pee Wee Jenkins won his fourth straight game for the Greys.  Gordie Howe, of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League, drove in two runs for the Gems.  Howe, under orders from the Red Wings not to play baseball, was in action at first base for the injured Jim Ryan.  The victory boosted Brandon's lead over second-place Carman to a game and a half in the ManDak league standings.

Jenkins (4-0), Amaro (7) and Wilson
Morrow, Wills (4) and Romay, St. John (8)

(July 7)   Bob Strader and Bob Rittenberg each had three hits to pace Winnipeg Royals to a 7-4 victory over Minot.

Washburn (5-3) and Louden
Whitcher (0-2) and Massaro

(July 7)  Home runs by Curly Williams and Lester Lockett powered Carman to an 8-3 win over North Battleford in an interlocking game at Carman.  

Dzingelowski (L) Richardson, Holdaway and Green
Preston (2-4), Rhodes (8) and Turner

(July 7)  Brandon Greys topped Indian Head 10-9 in exhibition action at Indian Head.  Each team had eighteen hits in the free-swinging contest.  Jimmy Banks led the Greys with a pair of homers while Clarence King had four hits.  Jose Guerino and Johnson each had four hits for the Rockets.

Conner (L), Guerino (7) and xxx
Wells (W), McKinnis (7) and xxx

(July 8)  Curtis Tate belted a leadoff homer in the 12th inning to give North Battleford a 10-7 win over the Royals in an interlocking game in Winnipeg.  After Tate's blast, the Beavers scored two insurance runs on three singles and an error.  Murray Richardson turned in a superb relief effort for the Beavers, coming on in the 2nd inning and holding the Royals to three hits the rest of the way.  Tate also had a double, single and a stolen base.  Roy Dean knocked in two runs with a homer and a  double.

L Dean, Richardson (W) (2) and Green
Gibbons, F Parker (1-2) (4) and Louden

(July 8)  Brandon won the the fifth straight time and increased its margin atop the standings to two games with a 12-5 win over Minot.  First baseman Johnny Washington paced the Greys' 20-hit attack with five singles.  Othello Renfroe had a two-run homer for the Mallards.

Lowe (1-1), Albosta (1), Lombardo (6) and Massaro
Forten (2-1), Griffith (5) and Wilson

(July 9)  A four-run rally with two out in the 9th gave North Battleford a 6-4 victory over the ManDak-leading Brandon Greys.  Until the Beavers' outburst, Mario Amaro had allowed just two hits.  After Amaro had set down the first two men in the 9th, North Battleford got five consecutive singles from pinch hitters Murray Richardson and Mike Dzingelowski and regulars Bob Rodness, Ken Nelson and Curtis TateRoy Dean and Bob Herron then drew free passes before reliever Carlos Forten could end the inning.

Holdaway (W), Weekly (9) and Green
Amaro (1-3), Forten (9) and Wilson

(July 9)   Dee Moore knocked in the winner in the bottom of the ninth as Winnipeg Royals downed Carman 3-2.

Newberry, Rhodes (6-1) (9) and Turner
Price (2-1) and Moore

(July 10)  Sugar Cain tossed a two-hit shutout as Minot whipped North Battleford 7-0.  Mallards broke open a scoreless pitching duel between Cain and the Beavers' Jesse Blackman with four runs in the 7th and another three in the 8th.  A three-run homer by Othello Renfroe was the key blow for the Mallards.  Joe Massaro and Zoonie McLean each had three hits for Minot.

Blackman (L) and Green
Cain (5-4) and Massaro

(July 10)  Winnipeg Royals rallied with three runs in the bottom of the 9th to down Brandon 5-4 before 3-thousand fans at Winnipeg.  The uprising featured five hits and a walk.  Brandon's Johnny Washington had the only homer.

Brown (5-1), McKinnis (9) and Wilson
Merrill, Kanshin (4-0) and Moore 

(July 11)  Carman Cardinals scored seven runs in the 9th to beat Minot 8-6.  

W McCoy, Rhodes (7-1) (7) and Turner
Dempsey, Lombardo (9), Albosta (5-2) (9) and Massaro

(July 12)   An 8th inning sacrifice fly by Zoonie McLean sent Dean Scarborough home with the winning run as Minot shaded Carman 2-1.

Porter, Rhodes (7-2) (7), Newberry (8) and Turner
Whitcher (1-2) and Massaro, Renfroe (9)

(July 12)  Fred Parker held North Battleford to four hits as Winnipeg Royals notched a 5-1 win over the Beavers at North Battleford.  It was the Royals first road win of the season.

F Parker (2-2) and Louden
Dean (L), Dzingelowski (4) and Green

(July 13)  Lefty Ted Willis tossed a five-hitter to lead Saskatoon to a 7-4 win over Winnipeg Royals before 3-thousand fans in the Saskatchewan city.  All the Royals runs came as a result of homers.  Mickey Rocco and Dick Butcher belted solo shots while Pete Hughes had a two-run blast.

Washburn (5-4), Gowett (7) and Louden
Wills (W) and Shirley

(July 13)  Brandon scored five runs in the 3rd inning and went on to trounce Minot 10-3.  Orlando Andux paced the Greys with three hits, one of them a long triple.  Tom Parker pitched a four-hitter for Brandon before giving way to Lefty McKinnis in the 9th.

Lowe (1-2), Lombardo (3), Scarborough (7) and Massaro
T Parker (4-2), McKinnis (9) and Wilson

(July 14)  Third baseman Bob Rittenberg had three hits, including two triples, and drove in three to help Winnipeg Royals squeeze out a 6-5 win over the Regina Caps before a crowd of 12-hundred at Taylor Field.  Caps had scored in the bottom of the 9th and had the tying run on third but Hal Price fanned Roy Williams to end the game.  Percy Trimont had three hits for the Caps while Cy Snead contributed a triple and a double.  

Gibbons (5-2), Price (9) and Louden
Williams, Peerless (L) (7) and Snead

(July 14)  Dean Scarborough's single in the 14th inning drove in Sugar Cain, who had doubled, with the winning run as Minot shaded Carman 3-2.  Cain had belted a homer in the 1st inning to give the Mallards the early lead.  Carman tied it in the bottom of the inning on Herb Souell's circuit blow.  Sonny Andrews homered in the 2nd for the Cards and Scarborough replied with a solo shot in the 3rd for the Mallards.  Cain, replaced by Bob Whitcher with one out in the 14th, got credit for the win.  Jim Newberry went the distance for the Cardinals.

Cain (6-4), Whitcher (14) and Massaro
Newberry (3-5) and McKerlie

(July 15)  Winnipeg Royals took advantage of shoddy fielding by Moose Jaw  to score seven runs in the 4th inning en route to an 8-7 win over the Maples.  Royals sent eleven batters to the plate and gained their seven markers on three hits, two walks and four errors.  Frank Parker got credit for the win.  Highlight of the game was a tremendous three-run homer by the Maples' Rip Robinett.  His 5th inning blast went over the centre field fence, some 450 feet from home plate.  

F Parker (3-2), Price (6) and Louden
Weekly, White (L) 4) and Robinett

(July 15)  Manager Ed Albosta scattered seven hits as Minot topped Brandon 5-2.  Chuck Carroll had a triple, double and single for the Mallards.  Minot management announced the release of pitchers Tom Lowe and Lou Lombardo and the acquisition of Warren Martin and Roy Chapman.

Griffith (4-5), McKinnis (3) and Wilson
Albosta (6-2) and Massaro

(July 16)  Cowan Hyde banged out three hits, a triple, double and single, to pace Brandon over Winnipeg 10-5. 

Merrill (0-7), Beck (4), Moore and Louden
Brown (6-1), Forten, McKinnis and Wilson

(July 17)  Aylmer McKerlie belted a two-run homer in Carman's 3-1 win over Brandon. Walt McCoy fired a five-hitter for the win.

Jenkins (4-1), Banks (7) and Wilson
W McCoy (5-4) and McKerlie

(July 18)   Bob Griffith was a key both on the hill and at the plate as Brandon downed Minot 8-5.  The right-hander went the distance for the win and belted a double and two singles.  

Griffith (5-5) and Douglas
Dempsey (1-1), Martin (4), Chapman (7) and Massaro, Renfroe (7)

(July 18)  Carman took the first of a weekend double-header with Winnipeg Royals 11-6 as Herb Souell and Norm Robinson each had three hits for the Cardinals and Joe Atkins belted a homer.

Rhodes, Preston (5), Rhodes (8-2) (5), Newberry (8) and Turner
Washburn (5-5), Parker (3), Merrill (8) and Louden

(July 19)  Minot topped Brandon 13-11.  Cowan Hyde and a triple and three singles in a losing cause.

Forten (2-2), Wells (1) Fields (2), Amaro (4) and Douglas, Wilson (6)
Whitcher (2-2), Chapman (7), Albosta (9), Dempsey (9) and Massaro

(July 19)  Carman swept their weekend twinbill downing the Winnipeg Royals 12-11 with a three-run rally in the bottom of the 10th inning.  Joe Atkins paced the Cardinals with three hits while Herb Souell had a pair including a home run.  The Royals belted five homers.  Mickey Rocco had a pair with others going to Pete Hughes, Bob Strader and Bill SpaeterJim Newberry got credit for the win.

Price, Gibbons (5-3) (9) and Moore
Preston, Newberry (4-5) (9) and Turner

(July 20)   Bill Spaeter had three hits as Winnipeg Royals beat Carman 6-4.

Gibbons (6-3) and Louden
Hutchinson (2-2) and McKerlie

(July 21)  Winnipeg charged back from a 7-0 deficit to top Carman 8-7 in a 10-inning thriller at Winnipeg.  Shortstop Bob Strader was the hero for the Royals with five hits and three RBI.  His single in the 10th drove in Lou Louden from second base with the winning run.  

Trailing 7-0, the Royals erupted for five in the 8th to begin their comeback. Mickey Rocco's three-run double was the key hit in the inning.  Winnipeg tallied a pair in the bottom of the 9th to tie on back-to-back-to-back doubles by Bob Rittenberg, Bill Cleveland and Strader

Joe Atkin's two-run homer in the 4th was the big blow during Carman's early uprising.  Lester Lockett had three hits for the Cards.  

R McCoy, Newberry (4-6) (9) and Turner
Washburn, Parker (6), Moore (9), Merrill (1-7) (10) and Moore, Louden (9)

(July 21)  Dean Scarborough had four hits to pace Minot to a 4-2 win over Brandon.  Warren Martin got the win with relief from Larry Dempsey.

Martin (1-0), Dempsey (7) and Massaro
T Parker (4-3), Mckinnis (4) and Douglas

(July 22)  Regina Caps saw the game from the other side Wednesday night.  Two weeks after demolishing Saskatoon 12-5 and 24-7 in a double-header, the Caps were the victims of a record-setting offensive by the Minot Mallards. Mallards rapped out 29 hits in crushing the Caps 22-3 before 13-hundred fans at Minot.  The outburst topped the 24 hits by Winnipeg Buffaloes in a 22-8 win over Brandon in 1950.  Every Mallard had at least one hit and one run.  Duke Bowman led the offensive with five hits, a triple, double and three singles, scored four times and drove in four runs.  Dean Scarborough had five singles and Zoonie McLean knocked in five runs with a triple and three singles.  Mallards did all their scoring in the first six innings. Roy Williams accounted for all the Regina scoring with a bases-loaded triple.  Sugar Cain pitched a six-hitter, with eleven strikeouts, for the win.

Wilder (L), Donaldson (2), Peerless (4), Pickens (5) and R Williams
Cain (7-4) and Massaro

(July 22)  Brandon Greys punched out 13 hits in a 13-7 win over Carman.  Cowan Hyde knocked in four runs for the winners.  Wilmer Fields and Clarence King each drove in three.  King's came on a three-run homer in the 6th inning.  Curly Williams smacked a two-run homer for the Cards in the 7th.

Banks, B Brown (7-1) (2) and Douglas
W McCoy (5-5), Rhodes (8), Preston (9) and Turner

(July 23)  Brandon broke loose for six runs in the 6th inning to defeat Regina Caps 9-2 in a contest which counted as two wins for the Greys as the teams were rained out of a scheduled game in Regina.  Jimmy Valentine, who rejoined the Greys after a brief appearance with the Winnipeg Royals, had three hits for Brandon including a leadoff homer in the 1st inning.  Percy Trimont led the Caps with a triple, double and single.  Lefty McKinnis picked up the win in relief of Wilmer Fields, making his first start for the Greys.

Wilder (L), Martinez (6) and Williams
Fields, McKinnis (2-3) (2), Jenkins (9) and Douglas

(July 23)  Winnipeg Royals built up a 6-0 lead and held off a late Minot rally to edge the Mallards 6-5.  Mickey Rocco of the Royals and Minot's Dean Scarborough each had three hits.  Royals' Bill Spaeter had the only homer.  Minot starter Roy Chapman didn't get an out before being replaced in the 1st inning.  He threw fourteen consecutive balls before throwing a strike and when he did Rocco hit it for a run-scoring single.

Chapman (0-1), Dempsey (1) and Massaro
Merrill (2-7), Price (9) and Moore

(July 24)  Wilmer Fields made a good first impression in Winnipeg.  Playing his first game at Osborne Stadium, the former International League standout drove in six runs with a grand slam homer and single as Brandon trounced the Royals 13-5.  Greys also got a three-run homer from Clarence KingJesse Douglas and Cowan Hyde each had three hits for the winners while Jim Valentine and Fields each poked out two safeties.  In spite of heavy rains during the day, 1,768 fans took in the contest.

T Parker, Amaro (2-3) (2), Griffith (9) and Douglas
Gibbons (6-4), Moore (3), Cleveland (7) and Moore, Louden (3)

(July 25)  Bill Washburn tossed a three-hitter as Winnipeg Royals downed Regina Caps 8-3.  Royals rocked Caps starter Frank Pickens for four runs in the 1st inning on doubles by Rafe Cabrera and Mickey Rocco, singles by Pete Hughes, Dick Butcher and Lou Louden and two errors.  Roy Williams blasted a two-run homer for the Caps in the 8th.  

Pickens (L), Peerless (2) and Williams
Washburn (6-5) and Louden

(July 26)  At the end of the day the teams had scored 42 runs and Minot had come away with a pair of 11-10 victories over Carman.

Hutchinson, Rhodes (8-3) (9) and Turner
Whitcher, Chapman (2), Albosta (7-2) (2) and Massaro

Duke Bowman had a triple and double for the Mallards in the nightcap.

R McCoy, W McCoy (5-6 ) Newberry and Turner
Martin, Whitcher (3), Chapman (4), Albosta (8-2) (4) and Massaro

(July 27)   Minot Mallards drubbed Moose Jaw Maples 12-1 before 959 fans in Minot.  The game was worth two victories for the Mallards as the clubs were rained out of a scheduled tilt at Moose Jaw June 25th.  Joe Massaro rapped a two-run, inside-the-park homer off Tom Bormouth in the 3rd inning and Connie Juelke added a three-run homer in the 8th off reliever Dave White.  

Mallards announced the release of pitcher Roy Chapman who had been bothered by bone chips in his pitching arm.

Bormouth (L), White (4) and Robinett
Dempsey (2-1) and Massaro

(July 27)  Shortstop Curly Williams knocked in four runs with a two-run homer, double and single to lead Carman to a 12-7 win over Brandon to halt a five-game losing streak.  Cardinals punched out 17 hits off three Brandon hurlers.  Williams, Chick Longest, Lester Locket and Almer McKerlie each had three hits for the winners.  Johnny Washington had three safeties for the Greys.

Jenkins (4-2), Banks (4), Griffith (6) and Douglas
Porter (4-2), Rhodes (6) and McKerlie

(July 28)  Curly Williams homered as Carman Cardinals scored an 11-6 win over Moose Jaw in an interlocking game in the Manitoba city.  Herb Souell added three doubles for the Cards. Walter Tyler had a pair of home runs for the Maples and Chuck McGuigan had a double and three singles.  Carman announced the addition of pitcher Felix Pine, fresh from service in the United States Army.

Garrett (L) and Pennington
Preston (3-4) and McKerlie

(July 28)   The league-leading Brandon Greys moved one full game ahead of the idle Minot Mallards by downing Winnipeg Royals 8-4.  Veteran Barney Brown went the distance for the win.  Second baseman Jimmy Valentine and centre fielder Clarence King led the Greys with three hits apiece.  Rafe Cabrera, formerly with Brandon, led Winnipeg with three hits.  

Merrill (2-8), Price (6) and Louden
Brown (8-1) and Wilson

(July 29)   Carlos Forten held Moose Jaw to seven hits while registering twelve strikeouts as Winnipeg Royals edged the Maples 4-2 before 2-thousand fans at Osborne Stadium.  Royals got just five hits off lefty Max Weekly.  However, they took advantage of some sloppy fielding, six walks and a balk to notch the victory. Maples' Rufus Johnson led the hitters with a homer, double and single while Walt Tyler added a double and single.  

Weekly (W) and Pennington
Forten (3-2) and Louden

(July 29)  On Sonny Andrews Night in Carman, newcomer Felix Pine made a good first impression pitching the Carman Cardinals to a 9-4 win over Minot.  Bob Turner slugged a three-run homer for the Cards and Curly Williams blasted his third homer in three nights.  1,200 fans turned out to salute Andrews, into his 5th season with the club and the only original member still with the club.  Fans chipped in $150 and the team another $50 to show their appreciation. He also received a club bag.

Whitcher (2-3) and Massaro
Pine (1-0), Newberry (7) and Turner

(July 30)  Brandon scored five times in the first inning and went on to trounce Moose Jaw 11-1.  A three-run triple by Joe Mitchell was the big blow.  It was one of three hits by Mitchell.  Wilmer Fields had two doubles and a single and Johnny Washington added three singles. Lefty McKinnis held the Maples to just seven hits and struck out 14, a high for the season.  Darrell Martin went the distance for Moose Jaw giving up 17 hits.

Martin (L) and Robinett
McKinnis (3-3) and Wilson

(July 30)  Connie Juelke rapped out four hits to pace Minot to an 8-4 win over Winnipeg Royals.  Warren Martin hurled eight-hit ball to gain the victory.  Both managers, Dee Moore of Winnipeg and Ed Albosta of Minot, protested the game when Juelke overthrew third base in the 5th inning. 

Martin (2-0) and Massaro
Gibbons (6-5) and Louden, Moore

(July 31)  Minot Mallards capitalized on four Carman errors to score an 8-4 win over the Cardinals in a game interrupted by a lightning, thunder and rain storm. Sugar Cain tossed a six-hitter for the win and Zoonie McLean had a double and a single.  Chick Longest belted a homer for the Cards.  

Cain (8-4) and Massaro
W McCoy (5-7) and McKerlie

(August 1)  Chuck Wilson belted a homer to pace Brandon to a 7-2 win over Carman.  Tom Parker held the Cards to six hits for the win. 

T Parker (5-3) and Wilson
Hutchinson (2-3), Newberry and xxx

(August 1)  Mickey Rocco established a ManDak record with his 12th homer as Winnipeg shaded Minot 4-3.   Rafe Cabrera knocked in the winner with a fielder's choice.

Merrill (3-8) and xxx
Dempsey (2-2), Whitcher and Massaro

(August 2)  Minot whipped Winnipeg 10-0 behind Neil Lettau's two-hitter.  Duke Bowman and Connie Juelke belted homers for the Mallards.  Juelke's was an inside-the-park variety. 

Lettau (1-0) and Massaro
Washburn (6-6), Forten and Moore

(August 2)  Brandon topped Carman 13-4.  Wilmer Fields homered for the Greys, Curly Williams for the Cards. Bob Griffith picked up the win.

Griffith (6-5) and Wilson
Porter (4-3), Newberry, Rhodes and McKerlie

(August 3)  The ancient lefthander, Barney Brown, again stumped the Minot Mallards.  Brown beat the Mallards for the fifth time as the Greys won 5-3.  He held the Mallards to five hits.  Wilmer Fields belted a pair of doubles for the winners.  Dean Scarborough of Minot had the only homer. 

Martin (2-1) and Massaro
Brown (9-1)and Wilson

(August 3)  Winnipeg and Carman split a twin-bill.  Royals took the opener 12-8 while the Cardinals came back for a 10-8 victory in the nightcap.  Pete Hughes and Bill Spaeter cracked homers for the Royals in the first game while Herb Souell and Chick Longest had four-baggers for Carman.  Rafe Cabrera belted a pair of homers in the second game for the losing Royals. 

Gibbons (7-5) and Moore
Porter (4-4), Newberry, Preston and Turner

Forten (3-3), Price and 
W McCoy (6-7) and

(August 4)   Cowan Hyde had three hits to lead Brandon to a 4-3, 12 inning, win over Winnipeg. It was the Greys 6th straight victory.  Wilmer Fields added a double and single.   Joe Mitchell drew a walk in the 12th and scored the winner on a pair of errors.  Lefty McKinnis registered the victory in relief.

Amaro, Mckinnis (4-3) (5) and xxx
Washburn (6-7) and Louden

(August 4)  Minot Mallards survived a five-run 9th inning by Carman to down the Cards 7-6 at Carman.  Zoonie McLean, with a triple and two doubles, led the Minot attack.  Sugar Cain, with relief help Freddy Williams, picked up the win.  Cain helped his own cause with two doubles.  Sonny Andrews had a homer and single for Carman.  Almer McKerlie had a homer. 

Cain (9-4), Williams (9) and Massaro
Rhodes (8-4) and McKerlie

(August 5)  Clarence King tripled and scored on Wilmer Field's fly ball in the 13th inning as Brandon topped Carman 8-7. Bob Griffith was the winner.  Curly Williams had a triple, double and single for Carman.

Jenkins, McKinnis (8), Griffith (7-5) (10) and Wilson
Pine, Porter, Hutchinson (2-4) (7) and Turner

(August 7)  Carman edged Winnipeg 5-4 with a pair of runs in the 9th inning.  A single by Lyman Bostock drove in Lester Lockett with the winner and Chuck Longest had scored Herb Souell with a single.  Walt McCoy was the winning pitcher in a relief role.

Newberry, W McCoy (7-7) (9) and McKerlie
Merrill (3-9) and Louden

(August 7)  Brandon ran its consecutive win streak to eight with a 6-0 shutout over Minot  behind Cowan Hyde's triple and two doubles good for three runs batted in.  Tom Parker set the Mallards down on five hits. 

T Parker (6-3) and xxx
Lettau (1-1) and Massaro

 (August 8)  Winnipeg swept a pair from Brandon 3-2 and 13-2.  In the 2nd game, Bob Rittenberg drove in five runs and scored three times as he belted a double and three singles. Rittenberg scored the tying run in the first game on Rafe Cabrera's triple.  Bill Spaeter knocked in Cabrera with the winner.  Bill Washburn tossed a six-hitter to win the opener.  Hal Price was the winner in the second contest holding the Greys to eight hits.

Amaro (2-4), McKinnis (8) and Wilson
Washburn (7-7) and Louden

Griffith (7-6), Jenkins (6), Banks (6) and Wilson
Price (3-1) and Louden

(August 9)  Curly Williams went 4-5 to lift Carman to a 15-11 win over Minot Mallards. Sonny Andrews added a two-run homer and triple.  Benny Lott also had a homer and triple.  Chick Longest belted a triple, double and single and Lester Locket had a double and two singles.  Othello Renfroe led Minot driving in four runs with two double and a pair of singles.  Walt McCoy survived 17 hits to pick up the win.  After the game, Chet Brewer announced Andy Porter had been released.

W McCoy (8-7) and Turner
Martin (2-2), Dempsey (3), Scarborough (4) and Massaro

(August 10)  Winnipeg Royals handed the league-leading Brandon Greys their third straight defeat as former Brandon right-hander Dirk Gibbons, cut by the Greys earlier in the season, pitched a three-hitter for a 3-1 decision over Brandon.  Royals scored all their runs in the 2nd inning.  Lou Louden started the rally with a double.  Dee Moore and Dick Butcher followed with singles to score Louden.  Bob Rittenberg singled in Moore and Gibbon scored Butcher with the fielder's choice.

Gibbons (8-5) and Louden
Brown (9-2) and xxx

(August 10)  Sugar Cain won his 10th game of the season going 11 innings as Minot shaded Carman 5-4.  Dean Scarborough tripled and scored the winner on a bases-loaded error.  Cain fanned nine without a base on balls.

Hutchinson (2-5) and Turner
Cain (10-4) and Massaro

(August 11)  Neil Lettau pitched Minot to a 1-0 win over Winnipeg Royalls.  Duke Bowman's triple was the big hit for the Mallards.

Lettau (2-1) and Massaro
Forten (3-4) and Louden

(August 11)   Brandon downed Carman 5-2 as Gread McKinnis celebrated his 40th birthday pitching shutout ball into the 9th inning and helping the offense with two hits.  Jesse Douglas also had two hits for the Greys.

McKinnis (5-3) and Wilson
Pine (1-1) and xxx

(August 12)  Pete Hughes, with a homer, double and a pair of singles, led Winnipeg Royals past Minot 11-3. He drove in five runs.  Rollie Merrill held Minot to five hits.

Merrill (4-9) and Louden
Dempsey (2-3), Albosta (2), Scarborough (7) and Massaro

(August 12)  Brandon whipped Carman 13-5.  Jesse Douglas had three hits for the winners.  Chuck Wilson had a homer. Bob Griffith scattered 12 hits to gain the win.

Griffith (8-6) and Wilson
Newberry (4-7), Rhodes (2) and McKerlie

(August 13)  Carman topped  Brandon 8-5 as the Greys committed six errors to help Al Preston capture the mound victory.  Herb Souell paced the Cards with a triple and a double.  Lefty Jimmy Banks took the loss.

Banks (0-1) and Wilson
Preston (4-4) and Turner

(August 13)  Winnipeg scored the winner in the 9th to edge Minot 3-2.  Bill Spaeter singled off Warren Martin to score Bob Rittenberg with the decisive marker before a crowd of more than 27-hundred at Osborne Stadium.  Dirk Gibbons went the distance for the win.

Martin (2-3) and Massaro
Gibbons (9-5) and Louden

(August 14)  Curly Williams and Sonny Andrews belted 4th inning homers and Carman went on to hand Minot its 3rd straight defeat, 7-3.  It was Williams' 10th homer of the season, Andrews' 6th.  Lyman Bostock drove in three runs with a double and single to bring his RBI total to 51, tops in the league.  Dean Scarborough had three hits for the Mallards. Walt McCoy tossed a seven-hitter for the win.

Dempsey (2-4) and Massaro
W McCoy (9-7) and Turner

(August 14)  Southpaw Bill Washburn held Brandon to seven hits as the Winnipeg Royals downed the Greys 5-1.  Bill Spaeter and Dee Moore each had three hits for the winners. 

Washburn (8-7) and Louden
Amaro (2-5), Jenkins (9) and Wilson

(August 15)  Hot hitting Bill Spaeter belted a triple and four singles as Winnipeg beat Brandon 8-6 in 15 innings.  Fred Parker saw his first mound action in almost a month and picked up the win in a relief role.  Spaeter singled and scored the winner in the 15th on Lou Louden's double.

Price, F Parker (4-2) (7) and xxx
T Parker, Brown (7) (9-3) and xxx

(August 16)  Winnipeg Royals scored their fifth straight win as Rolly Merrill held Minot Mallards to six hits in the Royals 6-3 victory.  Pete Hughes slugged a two-run homer in the 5th inning, his 10th of the season.  Sugar Cain and Connie Juelke homered for the Mallards.  Dee Moore and Bill Spaeter each had two hits for the Royals.

Merrill (5-9) and Louden
Cain (10-5) and Massaro

(August 16)  Carman shaded Brandon 6-5 in 11 innings overcoming a pair of home runs by WIlmer Fields.  Curly Williams came around to score on an error by losing pitcher Lefty McKinnis to plate the winning run. Williams had three doubles to pace the Cards. 

Hutchinson, Newberry (11) (5-7) and xxx
Jenkins, McKinnis (5-4) and xxx

(August 17)  Ed Albosta resigned as manager of the Minot Mallards.  The action followed Albosta's failure to win a vote of confidence from the players.

(August 17)  Going into Monday's action, Minot Mallards had lost five in a row while the Winnipeg Royals had won six straight.  Minot turned the tables at home pounding out 22 hits to blast Winnipeg 18-1.  Royals added to their misery by making eight errors.  Mallards erupted for ten runs in the first frame and coasted the rest of the way.  Othello Renfroe and Don Corcoran each had a triple and two singles for the Mallards.  Zoonie McLean chipped in with two doubles and a single while Joe Massaro and Duke Bowman each had three singles.  Pete Hughes accounted for the Winnipeg scoring with his 11th home run, one back of teammate Mickey Rocco, who holds the league record of 12.  Warren Martin fired a five-hitter for the win.

Forten (3-5), Cleveland (1), Moore (1) and Louden
Martin (3-3) and Massaro

(August 18)   Dee Moore went 3 for 4 in Winnipeg's 7-6 win over Carman.  Herb Souell had a homer and a pair of singles for the Cards.

Pine, Newberry (5-8) (2) and Turner
Gibbons, F Parker (5-2) (8) and Louden

(August 18)  Brandon Greys rebounded with a run in the bottom of the 9th inning to shade Minot 6-5.  A walk and singles by Willie Wells and Clarence King produced the tie-breaking marker.  Joe Mitchell's bases-loaded triple in the 6th inning had given the Greys the lead, but Minot stormed back with three in the top of the 9th. 

Lettau, Dempsey (2-5) (9) and Massaro
McKinnis (6-4) and Douglas

(August 19)  Bob Strader led an awesome Winnipeg offense driving in six runs with a three-run homer, double and single as the Royals trounced Brandon 20-11.  Rafe Cabrera had a double and two singles while Bob Rittenberg had a pair of doubles.  Greys make eight errors.

Amaro (2-6), Wells (4), Banks (5) and Douglas
Washburn (9-7) and Louden

(August 20)  Winnipeg scored a pair in the 9th to edge Brandon 6-5.  Bill Cleveland had three hits for the Royals.  Trailing 5-4, Royals had a single by Pete Hughes to kick off the 9th.  Cleveland singled to score Hughes with the tying run and the winner crossed the plate on singles by Bob Rittenberg and Hal Price.  Price was the winner on an 8-hitter.

Price (4-1) and Louden
Griffith, McKinnis (6-5) (9) and Douglas

(August 21)   Pete Hughes belted his 12th homer, a three-run shot in the first inning, to tie for the league lead in Winnipeg's 10-7 win over Carman.  Joe Atkins had a two-run homer for the Cards. Lou Louden had three hits for Winnipeg. 

Gibbons (10-5) and Louden
Preston (4-5), Rhodes (1), Newberry (7), Hutchinson and Turner

(August 21)  Sugar Cain notched his 11th win in pitching Minot to a 7-1 triumph over Brandon.  He allowed just five hits.  Duke Bowman led the offense with 4 hits, driving in a pair and brother Ed knocked in three with a double and two singles.

Cain (11-5) and Massaro
Brown (9-4) and Douglas, Wells (1)

(August 23)  Minot Mallards called on Neil Lettau with the bases loaded and none out in the 9th inning and the lefty got a strikeout and a double play as Minot held on to beat Winnipeg 5-3.  Othello Renfroe and Don Corcoran each had two hits for the winners.  Bill Cleveland belted a double and single for the Royals. 

Martin, Lettau (3-1) (9) and Massaro
Merrill (5-10), Forten (8) and Louden

(August 24)   Brandon pushed across two runs in the 9th inning, courtesy of four Carman errors, to shade the Cardinals 6-5.  

Pine (1-2), Preston and Turner
McKinnis, Jenkins (5-2) and Douglas

(August 24)  Minot posted an 8-7 win over Winnipeg as Ed Albosta provided strong relief in the 9th.  Duke Bowman led Minot with three hits.  Brother Ed added a double and single.  Bill Spaeter and Bob Rittenberg each had two doubles and a single for the Royals.  Pete Hughes added a double and two singles. 

Lettau (4-1), Albosta (9) and Massaro
F Parker (5-3), Forten (7), Gibbons (9) and Louden

(August 25)  Winnipeg bounced Brandon 14-4 as Bill Cleveland knocked in five runs with a triple, double and two singles.  Pete Hughes was on base five times with two hits and three free passes.  Bob Strader had three hits.

Washburn (10-7) and Louden
T Parker (6-4) and Douglas

(August 25)   Dean Scarborough, Duke Bowman and Connie Juelke each had three hits as Minot scored a 10-2 win over Carman, the Cards' fourth straight defeat.  Lyman Bostock belted a homer and single for Carman.  Benny Lott and Sonny Andrews each had two hits.

Dempsey (3-5) and Massaro
Hutchinson (2-6), Newberry (8) and Turner

(August 26)  Playing manager Willie Wells drove in the winner in the 9th as Brandon handed  Carman its fifth consecutiive loss, 9-8.  Clarence King led the Greys with two doubles and a single.  Sonny Andrews had three hits for Carman.

Brown, McKinnis (7-5) and Wilson
Brewer, Newberry (5-9) (2) and xxx 

(August 26)  Minot Mallards exploded for six runs in the 1st inning and cruised to their 5th straight win in trouncing Winnipeg Royals 13-7.  Sugar Cain went the distance for his 12th victory, the first time in ManDak League history a hurler has won a dozen games.  Duke Bowman, Joe Massaro and Ed Bowman led the Mallards' attack, each with three hits.  Dick Butcher had the game's only homer.  Bill Cleveland had three hits for the Royals. 

Merrill (5-11), Forten (1) and Louden
Cain (12-5) and Massaro

(August 27)  The surging Minot Mallards won their 6th straight game to move into a tie for first place in the ManDak League standings.  The Mallards' 7-4 win over Winnipeg forced a playoff to determine the top spot.  Although tagged for eleven hits, Warren Martin went the distance for the win.  Mallards' Duke Bowman extended his hitting streak to sixteen games with a pair of singles.  Bill Spaeter had two doubles for the Royals. 

Price (4-2) and Louden
Martin (4-3) and Massaro

(August 28)  Winnipeg Royals clinched at least a tie for third place in the league standings with a 9-5 win over the slumping Carman Cardinals. .  Bill Cleveland paced the Royals with a homer, triple and single, driving in four runs.  Bill Spaeter also clubbed a homer for the Royals.  Chick Longest had three hits for the Cardinals.

W McCoy (9-8) and Lott
Gibbons (11-5) and Louden

(August 28)  Lefty Neil Lettau tossed a three-hit shutout as Minot thumped Brandon 8-0 in the first game of a best-of-three playoff to determine first place in the ManDak League standings.  Mallards and Greys were deadlocked at the end of the regular, 74-game, schedule.  Lettau didn't allow a runner past first base.  He fanned five and allowed two walks.  Joe Massaro lead the Mallards' attack with four hits.  Chuck Carroll had three. 

Lettau (W) and Massaro
Amaro (L) and Wilson

(August 29)  Minot erupted for seven runs in the 8th inning to defeat Brandon 9-4 to capture first place in the ManDak standings.  Mallards won the best-of-three playoff in two straight games.  Connie Juelke's three-run homer, his 12th of the season, was the key blow for the winners.  Duke Bowman rapped out three hits.  Brandon's starter, Lefty McKinnis, and manager Willie Wells were ejected in the 1st inning.  After protesting a call on batter Warren Martin, McKinnis responded by firing the ball over the grandstand.  After being ejected, McKinnis had to be restrained by a half-dozen of this teammates. 

McKinnis, T Parker (L) (1) and Wilson
Albosta, Martin (W) (7) and Massaro

(August 29)  A bases-loaded single by Chick Longest in the bottom of the 9th scored Benny Lott and gave Carman an 8-7 win over Winnipeg.  It was Longest's fourth hit of the game.  The victory kept the Cardinals' hopes alive for a tie for the third spot.  Lyman Bostock also had four safeties for the Cards.  Rafe Cabrera had three hits, including a triple, for the Royals.

F Parker, Forten (7), Merrill (5-12) (9) and Louden
Hutchinson (3-6) and Lott

(August 30)  Carman Cardinals forced a playoff to decide third place when they came from behind a 4-0 deficit to edge Winnipeg 8-7 in the final game of the regular schedule.   Curly Williams had a key hit for the Cards, a 2nd inning homer. It was his 12th of the season.  Pete Hughes blasted his 13th homer for the Royals to establish a ManDak League record.  Walt McCoy was the winner in relief.

Price, Merrill (5-13) (3) and Louden
Newberry, Rhodes (2), W McCoy (10-8) (5) and McKerlie

(August 31)  Carman shaded Winnipeg 3-2 in a sudden-death playoff to determine third place in the ManDak standings. Joe Atkins belted a two-run homer and Sonny Andrews knocked in the third Cards' run with a triple.

Washburn (L) and Louden
Newberry (W) and McKerlie

ManDak League Playoffs, 1953

(Sept 01)  Sugar Cain pitched Minot to an 11-1 victory in the opening game of the Mallards' semi-final against Winnipeg.  Cain fanned 11.  Minot got two-run homers from Chuck Carroll and Duke Bowman in the first inning to allow Cain to cruise to the triumph.  Bob Strader and Bob Rittenburg each had doubles for the Royals. 

Gibbons (L) and Moore
Cain (W) and Massaro

(Sept 01)  Cowan Hyde, Jesse Douglas and Joe Mitchell each had three hits to lead Brandon over Carman, 11-3,  in the first game of their series.

Pine (L), Preston and McKerlie
Griffith (W) and Wilson

(Sept 02)   The hometown Mallards drilled 15 hits in their second straight lopsided win over Winnipeg, 12-3.  Don Corcoran, with a double, had the only extra base hit.  It was one of three hits for the Minot outfielder. 

F Parker (L) and Moore
Dempsey (W) and Massaro, Renfroe

(Sept 02)   Brandon scored two runs in each of the first and second innings and held on to top Carman 4-2.  Orlando Andux belted a two-run homer for the Greys.

Hutchinson (L) and Turner
Jenkins (W) and Wilson

(Sept 05)  Winnipeg bounced back to dump Minot 10-6 for the Royals first win in the semi-final series.  Royals got homers from Bob Strader and Dick ButcherCarlos Forten picked up the win in relief. 

Lettau (L) and Massaro
Merrill, Forten (W) (5) and Louden

(Sept 05)   Joe Mitchell cracked a three-run homer to lead Brandon to a 12-5 win over Carman and a 3-0 game lead in their semi-final series.  Barney Brown, the mound victory, had a pair of safeties for the Greys.  Jim Valentine and Orlando Andux each had three hits.  Curly Williams crashed a two-run shot in the 7th inning for the Cardinals.  

Brown (W) and Wilson
W McCoy (L), Newberry, Preston and Turner

(Sept 06)   Chick Longest bashed a pair of homers in an eight-run 5th inning as Carman staved off elimination with a 13-4 win over Brandon.  

T Parker (L), Amaro (5) and Wilson
Hutchinson (W) and McKerlie

(Sept 07)  Bob Cleveland stroked a three-run homer in the 7th inning to give Winnipeg a 5-4 victory over Minot to tie the semi-final series at a game apiece.  Joe Massaro had a four-bagger for the Mallards.

Martin (L) and Massaro
Washburn (W) and Louden

(Sept 07)  Brandon Greys whipped Carman 6-1 to take their semi-final matchup in five games.  Lefty Gready McKinnis fired a one-hitter for the Greys.  John Washington drove in four runs with a double and two singles. 

W McCoy (L), Newberry (6), Preston (8) and Turner
McKinnis (W) and Wilson

(Sept 08)   Larry Dempsey pitched the Mallards to a 3-2 game lead in the semi-final series.  Minot topped the Royals 6-1 at Winnipeg.  Joe Massaro led the Mallards with three hits.  Cthello Renfroe, Dean Scarborough and Dempsey had doubles for the winners.  Pete Hughes scored the only run for the Royals.

Dempsey (W) and Massaro
Gibbons (L), Price (4) and Louden

(Sept 09)   Connie Juelke's 11th inning fly ball to right field drove in Dean Scarborough with the winning run to put Minot into the ManDak League final.  The Mallards edged Winnipeg 6-5.  The two teams combined for thirty-two hits.  Duke Bowman led Minot with a triple and three doubles.  Pete Hughes of the Royals cracked a home run, double and two singles. 

Forten, Gibbons (L) (5) and Louden
Cain (W) and Massaro

(Sept 10)  Brandon pushed across five runs in the 10th inning to top Minot 9-4 in the opening game of the ManDak League finals.  Chuck Wilson knocked in five runs for the Greys with three singles.  Joe Mitchell had two doubles and a single.

Griffith (W) and Wilson
Lettau (L) and Massaro

(Sept 11)  Brandon went up by two games in the ManDak final with a 10-4 win over the Mallards. Orlando Andux had a pair of doubles, Jesse Douglas had a double and two singles and Cowan Hyde added three singles to pace the Greys' offense.  Othello Renfore belted a 400-foot triple and three singles for Minot.  Brandon pitcher Barney Brown pitched in with two singles and two RBI.

Martin (L) and Massaro
Brown (W) and Wilson

(Sept 12)   Minot edged Brandon 9-8 for their first win in the championship series. Dean Scarborough, Othello Renfroe, Chuck Carroll and Joe Massaro led the attack for Minot. John Washington and Orlando Andux each had three hits for Brandon. Ed Bowman, Minot’s second baseman made a sensational catch of Clarence King’s line drive in the 9th inning. Larry Dempsey got the win for the Mallards.  Mario Amaro took the loss. 

Dempsey (W) and Massaro
McKinnis, Amaro (L) (8), T Parker (9) and Wilson

(Sept 13)   Before the largest-ever crowd to witness a game at Minot's Municipal Ballpark, the Mallards shaded Brandon 6-4 to even the ManDak League final at two games apiece.  The crowd of 3.700 overflowed the bleachers as fans sat on the grass along both outfield lines.  Othello Renfore's 7th inning blast with one aboard was the highlight of the Mallards' attack and put Minot in the lead to stay.  Ed Bowman also belted a home run, his first as a Mallard.  Sugar Cain went the distance for his third playoff victory.  Cain also helped at the plate with a pair of doubles. 

Jenkins (L) and Wilson
Cain (W) and Massaro

(Sept 14)   In a wild 5th game, Minot was awarded a forfeit victory after Brandon refused to take the field for the bottom of the 12th inning.

With the game tied 3-3 in the top of the 12th frame, Brandon had the bases loaded with one out and Cowan Hyde at the plate.  Hyde hit a double-play grounder.  When first base umpire Ookie Hammond signaled Cowan out at first it provoked a rhubarb as the Greys argued and attacked Hammond. Tom Parker and John Washington were ejected.  Washington was suspended for the rest of the series (he was reported to have been arrested).  When the Greys didn't come out for the bottom of the inning, the contest was awarded to the Mallards.

T Parker (L) and Wilson
Lettau, Albosta (W) (10) and Massaro

(Sept 16)   Larry Dempsey pitched and batted the Minot Mallards to the ManDak League championship.  Dempsey was masterful on the hill and belted a triple, double and single as the Mallards topped Brandon 7-2 to take the final series four games to two.   It was Dempsey 4th playoff victory, all complete games.   Barney Brown took the loss.

Brown (L) and Wilson
Dempsey (W) and Massaro