1901 Game Reports / Alberta     



Strathcona, now an historic part of Alberta’s capital city, was a separate municipality in 1901 and did not amalgamate with Edmonton until 1912. At the time of their baseball and other sporting matches in this era, they were bitter rivals.

(June 7)   Playing in the rain and mud at Strathcona Friday, the home club fell behind 7-5 in the first inning but rebounded to top Edmonton 15 to 12 in a five-inning contest.

F.Ball (L) and Huber
McMillan (W) and Jackson

(June 14)   In a return match at Edmonton, Strathcona again wound up the winner, 10-6 in a contest called because of rain before the teams could finish the fourth inning. Strathcona ran wild in the second inning scoring eight times on a homer, three doubles, four singles, two errors and a stolen base. Grabowski had the circuit blow, a two-run four-master. Huber poked a homer for Edmonton.

Smith (W) and Jackson
Teeple (L) and Huber

(July 1)   Frank Ball pitched an outstanding game as Edmonton dumped Strathcona 10-1 in a Citizen's Day contest. Strathcona helped make it a runaway by booting the ball nine times.

F.Ball (W) and W.Ball
W.STeeves (L) and Jackson

(July 5)   With a pair of four-run stanzas, Edmonton downed Ponoka 11-5 Friday behind the strong hurling of Teeple. Edmonton took an early 6-0 lead before the visitors battled back to within two runs, 7-5, before the home squad erupted for four in the ninth.  Billy Ball led the winners' attack with a triple and double. Till, Teeple and Samis also had two-baggers.

Kennedy (L) and M.C.White
Teeple (W) and Huber, Wally Ball

(July 6)   In a wild one on Saturday at Riverside Park, Strathcona shaded Ponoka 18-17 in a game in which neither team had its regular players. 

(August 13)    At the Leduc Sports Day, Conjuring Creek crushed the home squad 23-3 on Tuesday.