1901 Manitoba Game Reports      




St. Boniface

(May 17)    In exhibition action Friday at Carberry, the home team notched an 8-4 victory over Austin. The winners jumped into a 5-0 lead after three innings and put the game away with three runs in the sixth. Murphy went the distance for the pitching win.

Irving (L) and McFarlane
Murphy (W) and Brooks

(May 21)  In the Winnipeg City League Tuesday, the Capitals proved much too strong for the Nationals in their contest at River Park trouncing the Nats 19-2.

(May 24)   With a run in the ninth inning, Capitals shaded the Maples 12-11 Friday in City League play. First baseman Don Hardisty led the winners with four hits, one for three bases. Wardell, the losing pitcher, had three singles for the Maples. Cousely, the winning pitcher, allowed 13 hits, walked just one and fanned nine.  The game drew one of the the largest crowds since the old days of '88.

Cousley (W) and H.Moore
Wardell (L) and Wilson

(May 29)   Taking advantage of 10 errors, mainly on throws, by St. Boniface, the Unions walked away with an easy 22 to 7 triumph Wednesday in City League action. The losers out-hit the Unions 12 to 10, but fared poorly in connecting in crucial situations. Catcher Billy Harkness was the lone hitter in the Unions lineup to collect more than one safety.  Winning hurler Barney Holden fanned eight and walked a pair.

Holden (W) and Harkness
J.Gingras (L) and D.Harrison

(June 1)   The Nationals nearly blew a 9-1 lead but hung on to shade the Zephyrs 11-9 Saturday at River Park. Eight errors by the losers, three by catcher Findlay, were key to the defeat. Each team had nine hits. Rowden, the winning hurler, had two hits and three runs. Richards, at third base for the Nationals, scored three times while collecting a pair of safeties. Centre fielder Ryan led the Zephyrs with three hits and three runs.

Roden (W) and Dulmage
Teeple (L), Moore (7) and Findlay

(June 8)   Again, sloppy play in the field was a major force in sending the Zephyrs down to their second loss of the season in City League play. The Unions capitalized on nine Zephyrs miscues to notch a 10-6 victory Saturday.  Barney Holden pitched a six-hitter for the win while Moore, on the mound for the Zephyrs, allowed eight hits. Unions jumped into a 6-0 lead before the Zephyrs got on the scoreboard in the fifth inning.

Holden (W) and Harkness
Moore (L) and Findlay

(June 12)   St. Boniface raced to a 5-0 lead in the first inning Wednesday and poured it on to demolish the Capitals 19-7 as the losers booted the ball 12 times, six at short shop as Crowe had a miserable day. H.Moore, the catcher, made four errors. Jack Gingras allowed just four hits in handling the chucking for the winners. Gingras also led the team's attack with three hits and two runs. Tony Gingras and Leveque each had a pair of safeties.

J.Gingras (W) and Harrison
Cousley (L), Curle (4) and H.Moore

(June 14) 

... the finest game of baseball ever seen at River Park. It sent the fans home feeling good, for it was indeed an excellent exhibition, replete with all manner of fine plays, with the element of doubt was to the result always in evidence. The six or seven hundred who saw the game, returned to their homes with a high opinion of the game, and they certainly got their moneys worth. Every one who saw the game must have admired the ginger displayed by the men on both sides ... (Winnipeg Tribune, June 15, 1901)

Carberry and the All-Winnnipeg nine battled to a 7-7 draw in a thriller of an exhibition Friday at River Park. Carberry, which fell behind 4-0 in the early going, scored in the top of the ninth to earn the tie. Boehmer's sharp safety scored Brooks with the tying marker.   Winnipeg took the lead in the first inning as Don Hardisty launched a three-bagger and Gingras knocked him home. They added two runs in the second with Eddie Gilday's bases-loaded single scoring one and another coming home on a throwing error.  Winnipeg went up 4-0 in the third frame as Doc Moore singled and later scored on an infield out. Carberry finally got on the scoreboard in the fifth, notching a pair in an inning highlighted by Murphy's two-bagger. They added another in the sixth to cut the lead to 4-3, but the Winnipegs responded with two more in the sixth as Curle and Hardisty smacked back-to-back run-scoring doubles. Carberry, with Pirt and Brooks getting base blows, drew closer with two runs in the seventh, but Winnipeg again came back with a run in their half of the inning as Cousley walked and Curle drove him home with a blow to right field. Winnipeg held a 7-5 advantage.  In the top of the eighth, Boehmer led off with a single, advanced on an error and romped home on Laird's two-bagger for Carberry's 6th marker. The visitors got the tying run in the top of the ninth as Brooks and Crittendon poked singles and moved up on an out.  Boehmer followed with a smash to bring Brooks home to knot the count. The Winnipegs got a runner aboard in the bottom of the ninth but he was stranded as Crowe went down for the fourth time in the game.

Murphy and Brooks
Gingras and Moore

(June 14)   In an exhibition affair Friday, the Capitals crushed Austin 12-1 in a game called after five innings. Left fielder Eddie Gilday had two hits and two runs in the abbreviated contest.

Cousley (W) and H.Moore
W.Mack (L), Irving and Fraser

(June 15)   Cousley held Carberry to just three hits Saturday as the Capitals may have surprised even themselves in handing Carberry its first defeat of the season, 4-2.  A sixth inning  error by shortstop Boehmer with the bases loaded allowed the winning run to score.  Boehmer had earlier singled and scored the second Carberry run and knocked in the second.

Cousley (W) and Lamontagne
Murphy (L) and Brooks

(June 15)   The Unions ran roughshod over the Nationals Saturday, building up a 15-0 lead before finishing with a 17-6 victory in a City League contest. An eight-run outburst in the fourth inning put the game on ice early. Right fielder B.Cail paced the winners with three hits. Second sacker Joe Wilkinson and third baseman W.G. Glasgow each scored three times. The Nationals had just one fewer hit, 10 to 9, than the winners but made it easy for the Unions by making nine errors.

Roden (L) and Dulmage
Holden (W) and Harkness

(June 19)   The Maples blew a 5-0 lead Wednesday as the Unions roared back for six runs in the seventh inning to down the Maples 6-5 in City League action. Jimmy Glasgow laid down a sacrifice bunt to bring in Jacobs with the winning marker. Down 5-0, W.Glasgow doubled to chase in Joe Wilkinson and Al Havens for the first two runs for the Unions. Rutley reached safely and Barney Holden drew a base on balls to load the bases. Jacobs connected with a hard grounder to shortstop Tyler whose throw home was wild and all three runners romped across the plate and Jacobs made it all the way to third setting the stage for the game winner. Unions won with just four hits off Maples starter Lamontagne. Holden allowed six hits to gain credit for the win.

Holden (W) and Harkness
Lamontagne (L) and Wilson

(June 22)  St. Boniface moved into second place in the City League standings Saturday crushing the Zephyrs 13-0 behind the five-hit shutout pitching of Jack Gingras. The winners broke loose for four runs in the first inning and coasted to the triumph. Centre fielder E.Leveque led an 18-hit assault by St. Boniface with four safeties. First baseman Stanley Jean and Tony Gingras, the shortstop, each knocked out three hits. Jean led all players with four runs scored.

J.Gingras (W) and Samson
Moore (L) and Findlay

(June 24-25-26)  Virden Tournament   It appears one of the two entries from the host city, Virden, captured first place and the title as the champions of Western Canada at the third annual Virden Tournament. We say "appears" as the newspaper stories did not make clear that a champion had been proclaimed. In the opening game of the event Monday, the Virden nine clobbered Carberry 12-0 as Bert Orr tossed the shutout.

Murphy (L) and xxx
Orr (W) and xxx

In the second game of the tourney, Virden's second team, the Excelsiors scored in the bottom of the tenth inning to edge Penrith 13-12.  Winnipeg's entry won a first round bye.

xxx and xxx
Colter (W) and xxx

In a wild morning game Tuesday, the teams combined for 37 runs in just five innings as Carberry came away with a 25-12 victory over Penrith.

Virden scored in every inning in an 18-1 laugher against the Winnipeg Capitals.  Clayton Andrus, Bob McCartney and George McKay punched out three hits apiece to lead a 12-hit attack. Andrus scored five times. Capitals made eight errors to make it even easier for the winners. Bert Orr pitched a dandy game for the win holding the Capitals to four hits.

Orr (W) and Crew
Holden (L), Cousley, Lamontagne and Lamontagne, H.Moore

The Capitals rebounded from the trouncing to dump the Virden Excelsiors 8-3 in a five-inning contest.

Cousley (W) and Lamontagne
Coulter (L) and Higinbotham

In the final game of the Virden Tournament Wednesday, advertised as the contest to decided second place, Carberry dumped the Capitals 17-5. Shortstop Boehmer, first baseman Laird and second sacker Crittenden led the hit parade each with three.

Lamontagne, Cousley and Holden
Murphy (W) and Brooks

(June 26)   Maples edged the Nationals 10-9, scoring four runs in the last four innings. Second baseman Oliver had three of the Maples' 11 hits. Gibbons and Rowden each added a pair. Tinney held the Nationals to seven hits.

Roden (L) and Richards
Tinney (W) and Miller

(June 28)   In exhibition action at River Park Friday, the Unions demolished Brandon 17-1. Rain forced the game to be called after five innings. The Unions had just eight hits but were further assisted by eight Brandon errors and eight free passes. First sacker Al Havens collected two hits and two runs for the winners while Joe Wilkinson, Jack Skelly and Rutley each scored three times.

Cail (W) and Harkness
Murphy (L), Armstrong and Laidlaw

(June 29)    In City League action Saturday it was a case of two distinct halves of play. The teams combined for 24 runs over the first five innings then scored none over the last four frames. Capitals posted a 17-7 triumph over the Zephyrs.  The Capitals had just two more hits than the Zephyrs, 12 to 10, but the Zephyrs made 12 errors with everyone in the lineup except the right fielder making at least one miscue. Cousley and Lamontagne combined for 14 strikeouts for the winners. Moore, the losing hurler, racked up nine strikeouts. Eddie Gilday, the Capitals left fielder, led the scorers, crossing the plate four times.

Cousley (W), Lamontagne (6) and Lamontagne, H.Moore
Moore (L) and Findlay

(July 1)  St. Boniface blew a 7-4 lead in the top of the ninth but rebounded with a pair in the bottom of the final frame Monday to post a 9-7 victory over the Unions to secure first place in the City League.  1,500 spectators witnessed one of the most exciting games of the league series.  Trailing 7-4. with one out, Rutley reached on a walk for the Unions and B. Cail connected to put two men on base. Barney Holden hit to the first baseman who tried to catch Rutley steaming for home but the throw was wild and Rutley, Cail and Holden all romped home to tie the count. For St. Boniface, J.Lembert reached to start the inning and Stanley Jean was safe on an error. Winning hurler Tony Gingras swatted one for two bases to bring in both runners and secure the victory. Jean led the winners with three hits and three runs. J. Lembert had two hits and three runs. Shortstop Jacobs was best for the losers with two hits and two runs.

Holden (L) and Harkness
A.Gingras (W) and Harrison

(July 2)  The executive of the City League met Tuesday to consider the case of Eddie Lamontagne who played for the Capitals without getting his release from the Maples. They decided to suspend Lamontagne until the executive can obtain more information.

(July 3)   St. Boniface moved into a tie with Unions for first place in the City League Wednesday crushing the Nationals 21-3 for their fourth straight victory. Shortstop Charlie Lembert paced a 22-hit attack with a five-for-six day, scoring three times. Winning pitcher Tony Gingras collected four hits and R.Lembert, Stanley Jean and E.Leveque each had three safeties.  Gingras held the losers to nine hits and whiffed eight. Nationals made ten errors.

Roden (L), D.Hudson and Dunn
A. Gingras (W) and Harrison

(July 4)  The league executive announced that Eddie Lamontagne, the subject of a league investigation, has left the City League to play for Carberry.

(July 6)   The Zephyrs whacked 21 hits Saturday but still had a tough time putting down the Maples, 12-9 at River Park. Moore, the Zephyrs hurler was the top batsman with five hits and four runs. Jones, the third baseman, collect four hits and scored three times.

Moore (W) and Hancock
Wardell, Lamontagne (L) (4) and Lamontagne, A. Gibbons

(July 6)   The Capitals, who scored seven times in the first inning, needed a run in the ninth as they shaded Emerson 9-8 in an error-filled exhibition game Saturday. The teams combined for the same number of errors as hits - 17 - 12 by the winners. Everyone on the Capitals made at least one miscue with the exception of right fielder Curle. Cousley, the winner pitcher, and shortstop Crowe each booted the ball twice. Emerson first sacker J.Hamilton was charged with two errors. Eddie Gilday, the Capitals left fielder, was the game's top hitter with three safeties. Moore held the losers to five hits.

Delain (L) and Davis
Cousley (W) and Moore, Lamontagne

(July 10)  The Capitals overcame 12 errors, four by shortstop Crowe and three at second base, to batter the Nationals 20-5. An 11-run explosion in the fifth inning put the game on ice. The winners punched out 19 hits, three apiece by Don Hardisty, Ross, DeSavignay, and Mickie Moore. Cousley held the Nationals to six hits and rang up 14 strikeouts.

M.Rowden (L) and Earle
Cousley (W) and M.Moore

(July 13)   Capitals defeated the Unions 8-6 Saturday evening at River Park.  A five-run seventh inning put the Capitals in front to stay. Cousley hurled a seven-hitter for the win. Shortstop Doc Moore clouted a pair of hits and scored three times.

Cail, Holden (8) and Chubb, Harkness
Cousley (W) and R.Moore

(July 17)  With a 12-7 triumph over the Maples, Capitals moved ahead of St. Boniface into first place in the City League. Early on, it looked grim for the Caps as the Maples scored three in the first inning and three more in the second, but Cousley settled down to allow just one more run the rest of the way in a game which produced 12 errors, six by each team.  First baseman Don Hardisty led a 10-hit charge for the Capitals with a triple, two singles and four runs scored. Right fielder Hazel added a double and single and two runs. Marcoux of the Maples collected three safeties.

Wardell, Lamontagne (7) and Lamontagne, A.Gibbons (7)
Cousley (W) and H.Moore

Capitals      5 - 1
St.Boniface   4 - 1  0.5
Unions        4 - 2  1.0
Zephyrs       1 - 3  3.0
Nationals     1 - 4  3.5
Maples        1 - 5  4.0

(July 18) 

A few more exhibitions of baseball such as that witnessed at River Park last evening, and the grand stand ... will be quite unnecessary to accommodate the crowd, yes, even the bleachers will be unnecessary. True, the weather was against the chances for good ball ... If [the visitors] came to the city to have a time, then they should have waited until they were off the diamond, as a performance such as that witnessed last evening will kill the game quicker than anything else. The city clubs, if they have the best interests of the game at heart, will be very careful in future as to the class of ball-players they bring to the city. [Winnipeg Tribune, July 19, 1901]

The papers' vitriol was directed to the team from Neche, North Dakota, which fell, 19-2, to the Unions. Every player in the Unions lineup scored at least once with Joe Wilkinson and Barney Holden each crossing the plate three times.

Gynn, St.Amour and Horigan, C.Folker
E.Cail, Holden and Chubb, Harkness

(July 18) 

The Virden baseball team, which is to visit Winnipeg, and play a picked nine in a series of league games, next week, is without doubt the strongest in the province. Their fame has spread beyond the confines of Manitoba, and the club has now under consideration an offer to play a series of games in British Columbia.

The following is a short sketch of the club :

The present Virden baseball club was organized in the year of 1898 and has a phenomenal record since that year. The year of 1898 a league was proposed by E. H. Garrison, of Virden, and Mr. Phil Purcell, the editor of the Brandon Times, to be composed of the towns of Souris, Brandon and Virden. The league was formed and a schedule was struck and carried out. The race in the league was a hard fought one and Virden made a trip to Winnipeg for the purpose of playing three games of ball for the championship of the province, in Fort Garry park. Two games were played, Virden winning both, thereby winning the championship. Charlie Hutton, of Grand Forks, N.D., pitched the first game for Winnipeg, the score being 11 to 5 in favor of the Virden team. This was the last game of ball Mr. Hutton ever pitched as he was killed shortly after on a runaway freight train in Montana. The following is the personnel of the team and where they learned to play the game :

H. A. Crew, better known on the ball field as "Jersey," is a printer, who was born in Toronto and learned the game there. He commenced playing with the Actives of Toronto, in the seniors, going from there to Belleville, and caught for that team in the Canadian league, going back to Toronto and catching for the Crescents in the senior league. In 1897 he caught for Waterloo and that team won out the championship that year in the Waterloo county league. He came to Virden in July, 1898, and has captained the Virden team ever since and caught all the games. He is the heaviest man on the team, tipping the scales at 182 pounds and can make a base as fast as any of the lighter ones.

Bert Orr was also born in Toronto and learned the game in that city. He played on the Crawfords, Wellingtons and the Ramblers. He is only 22 years of age, but has won out many a game of ball on the field by his pitching and good head work. He is a hard man to rattle on the ball diamond and throws a very speedy ball. Besides being a good pitcher, he also is a good fielder and hitter. He is a dry goods clerk by occupation and is employed by N. Rosen, of Virden.

R. J. McCartney came to this province from Guelph some fifteen years ago, but has kept up with the game ever since and can cover the first bag or almost any other position on the diamond with the best. He farms for a living.

Clayton Andrus, who takes care of second base, is a painter by trade. He comes from Lindsay, Ont., and learned the game in that town. He plays a good fast game of ball and is hard to beat in the province as a second baseman. He is the coacher of the team and does it pretty well.

Geo. McKay, the third baseman, learned the game in Galt and takes care of that part of the diamond in pretty good shape. George is also a good pitcher and a handy man to have on a team. He is a farmer.

R. McCartney, the fast young short stop on the team, learned the game in Goderich, Ont., he played fast ball in the east and still keeps at it. This is the first season for him in Manitoba. "Bob" is also a good pitcher. He farms for a living.

The left field is taken care of by "Dutch" Keedwell, who is the the butchering business and a member of the firm of Lidster & Keedwell. "Dutch" learned the game in Woodbridge. He has always played in the left garden and a lot of it at that. He is a good hard hitter as well as a fielder.

W. Clark, who has charge of the centre field, is a blacksmith by trade. He learned the game in Virden and s a good sample of what Manitoba can turn out as a ball player.

W. D. Craig, who has managed the club for the past two years, takes care of right field. He learned the game back in the seventies. He is a good fielder. He plays ball in the summer and curls in the winter. He is in the grain business.

W. McLellan came from Kemptville, Ont., and can play almost any position on the field or diamond. He is a good hitter and a good base runner, also a good fielder. He is a grocery clerk.

"Rusty" Colter learned the game in Virden, he is a spare pitcher and short stop on the team and puts up a good game. He makes his living out of farming.   [Manitoba Morning Free Press, July 18, 1901]

(July 19)   Unions clobbered home town Carberry 13-8 for a prize of $100 as a major attraction of the local fair. Unions scored seven in the second inning and coasted to the triumph as Carberry made a total of 17 errors, five by Brooks at second base and four by Gillies at third. Unions shortstop Jacobs led all scorers with four runs to help make up for three errors in the field. Barney Holden went the distance for the pitching win.

Jimmy Glasgow away out in the left garden among the long grass and mosquitoes played the game of his life gathering in everything that trespassed on his territory. His beautiful catches evoked cheers even from the most rabid Carberry fans, and certainly were the feature of the game. [Winnipeg Free Press, July 20, 1901]

Holden (W) and Harkness
Murphy (L) and Lamontagne, Boyle

(July 20)  In yet another blow out, the Zephyrs whipped the Nationals 26-2 Saturday before a large crowd at River Park. Keystoner Jones collected four hits in his eight at bats, scoring three times. John Rumohr, the Zephyrs new catcher and noted oarsman, had three safeties. Right fielder Breen had just two hits but scored five times and winning pitcher Moore collected a pair of hits and four runs. Moore and Overell combined to hold the Nationals to five hits, three by centre fielder Davidson. After jumping into an 11-2 lead after three innings, the Zephyrs continued the assault with eight runs in the sixth and seven more over the last three frames.

Moore, Overell (8) and Rumohr
Hudson (L), Cail, Finkleman and Richards

(July 21)  A crack battery from Litchfield of the Minnesota league, Eugene "Chesty" Cox and Charles Baerwald, is to join the All-Winnipegs for its three game series with Virden.

(July 22)   Zephyrs rallied with two runs in the eighth inning then held off a Capitals comeback in the ninth to notch an 8-7 victory.  With the game knotted 6-6 after seven frames, Code led off the Zephyrs eighth with a two-bagger and Snider reached on a bunt single. A passed ball allowed Code to score and Snider to advance to third. A balk by DeSavignay brought in an insurance run.  In the Capitals final at bat Curle made first and stole second and third and romped home on a passed ball. With one out, Ross worked Moore for a walk, but was thrown out trying to steal and Lavack was out to end the game.

Moore (W) and Rumohr
DeSavignay (L) and M.Moore

(July 23)     The Unions surprised the All-Winnipeg nine Tuesday evening downing them 8-0 in a five-inning contest. Cail fired the shutout, besting Winnipegs Jack Gingras.  The exhibition was planned as a warm up for the All-Star club for their series with Virden.

J.Gingras (L) and Lamontagne
Cail (W) and Chubb

(July 24)   St. Boniface moved to the top of the City League standings Wednesday by downing Maples 12-7, rebounding from an early 6-2 deficit. The winners pounded out 11 hits, three by Tony Gingras. Gingras also scored three times and finished as the winning pitcher after replacing brother Jack Gingras. The Maples made it easy for the winners making 12 errors.  Eddie Lamontagne fanned 15 in a losing cause.

J.Gingras, A.Gingras (W) (4) and Harrison
Lamontagne (L) and Gibbons

St.Boniface   5 - 1 
Capitals      4 - 2  1.0
Unions        4 - 2  1.0
Zephyrs       3 - 3  2.0
Nationals     1 - 5  4.0
Maples        1 - 5  4.0

(July 25)   In the first match between Virden, declared the champions of Western Canada for their win at the Virden Tournament, and the All-Winnipeg nine, the teams battled to a 6-6 draw in a game which produced 34 strikeouts. Bert Orr of Virden fired a four-hitter and fanned 18 and Chesty Cox of the Winnipegs whiffed 16 while allowing ten hits. After Virden had taken a 6-4 lead in the top of the eighth, Winnipeg bounced back for a pair and the tie. With one out Don Hardisty got a base on balls and Cox's long drive brought him home. On a wild throw, Cox managed to scoot all the way home. A crowd of 2,500 looked on.

Orr and Crew
Cox and Baerwald

(July 26)    After falling behind 6-0 after three innings, the Winnipegs erupted for six runs in a huge fifth inning comeback and added three in the seventh to down Virden 9-6 in the second game of the series before 1,500 fans. The winners smacked 13 hits, three by shortstop Chesty Cox and two each by Eddie Lamontagne, Jack Gingras and Eddie Gilday. Gingras held Virden to seven hits.

Gingras (W) and Baerwald
R.McCartney, McKay (L) (5) and Chubb

(July 27)   

In one of the best baseball contests even seen in Western Canada, or in any other part of Canada for that matter, the Virden-All-Winnipeg teams concluded a ten innings game on Saturday evening with the score a tie. The players on each team, with the exception of one individual, played like experts, and such brilliant and fast fielding, especially on the part of the Virden team, has seldom been equalled, while the battery work of Messrs. Cox and Baerwald was worth ten times the price of admission in itself. [Winnipeg Tribune, July 29, 1901]

The teams battled to a 2-2 10-inning tie in a superb pitching duel. Bert Orr, for Virden, tossed a four-hit gem and fanned 16 while Chesty Cox for the Winnipegs fired a five-hitter with 15 strikeouts. Orr allowed the lone walk of the game. Virden took a 2-0 lead in the fifth inning. Orr reached on an error and Andrus was hit by a pitch before Jersey Crew's solid smash brought in both runners. Winnipegs evened the count in the seventh. Oliver and Charles Baerwald singled and Don Hardisty drove them home with a triple. Virden played errorless ball while the Winnipegs booted the sphere six times, four by Eddie Lamontagne at shortstop and right field.

Orr and Crew
Cox and Baerwald

(July 29)   After blowing an early 5-0 lead, Unions stormed back with six runs in the seventh inning Monday to down the Zephyrs 15 to 7. Jimmy Glasgow and Chubb paced a 13-hit attack each with three safeties. Joe Wilkinson scored four times. Barney Holden, who relieved starter Ed Cail in the fifth when the Zephyrs took the lead with a six-run inning, picked up the win.

Moore (L), Overell and Rumohr
E.Cail, Holden (W) (5) and Chubb, Harkness

(July 30)   Chesty Cox and Charles Baerwald, the Unions battery, were the shining lights Tuesday as the Unions defeated Virden 9-5 in an exhibition tilt at River Park. Cox hurled a five-hitter with eight strikeouts while leading the club's offense with four hits, one of them a three-bagger. Baerwald punched out three hits and scored three times.

Orr (L), O'Hara (7) and Crew
Cox (W) and Baerwald

(July 31)   In City League play Wednesday, the Capitals notched five runs over the first two stanzas and held on to shade St. Boniface 5-4 to create a three-way tie for first place in the league standings.  The losers protested the game, claiming Eddie Lamontagne, who replaced Moore as catcher for the Capitals, was not eligible to play. Jack Gingras when eight innings on the mound for the winners with brother Tony Gingras working the final frame. They combined to hold St. Boniface to four hits and fanned nine.  DeSavignay yielded just five hits in taking the loss. In the sixth inning the Capitals had high hopes for a comeback as Lamontagne's high popup was muffed by Tony Gingras, then at shortstop. But as the ball bounced out of his hand, it landed safely in the hands of second baseman Charlie Lembert.

DeSavignay (L) and Lamontagne
J.Gingras (W), A.Gingras (9) and Harrison

St.Boniface   5 - 2 
Capitals      5 - 2 
Unions        5 - 2 
Zephyrs       3 - 4  2.0
Nationals     1 - 5  3.5
Maples        1 - 5  3.5

(August 2)   The All-Winnipegs played good host to the Grand Forks nine from North Dakota Friday giving the visitors 14 hits, including three home runs, six walks, and 11 stolen bases while the home squad made 12 errors in going down to an embarrasing 29-6 exhibition defeat. Grand Forks had an 8-0 early lead and put a cap on the explosion with 14 runs in the eighth frame.  Catcher Chandler poked three hits and scored four for the North Dakota nine while Maloney, who had one of the four-baggers and a triple, plated six runs.  Winning hurler Whiting had a home run and crossed the plate four times, Anderson punched a circuit blow and added three runs.  Delaney smacked a triple and single and had four scores. Turner, with a double and hit by pitcher three times, also had four runs. Whiting held the locals to six hits and rang up 12 strikeouts.

Whiting (W) and Chandler
Lamontagne (L) and Harkness, Gibbons

(August 3)  Unions broke open a tight game with seven runs in the last two innings to down the Nationals 10-4. With the acquisition of Cousley and Moore, released by the Capitals, the Nationals made an unusually good showing Saturday night holding a 4-3 lead after six innings. But, the Unions plated three in the seventh and another four in the eighth to post the triumph. Seven errors hurt the Nationals' chances. Barney Holden racked up 13 strikeouts in gaining the pitching win. He walked just one. The victory moved the Unions into top spot in the league standings. Right fielder Rutley had three hits for the winners to lead all batters.

Holden (W) and Harkness
Cousley (L) and xxx

(August 7)   In yet another runaway score, the Unions trounced the Maples 22-4 in a seven-inning City League tilt at River Park. The first three hitters in the Unions lineup - Billy Harkness, Joe Wilkinson and Jimmy Glasgow -  each scored four times.  Harkness and Holden had three hits apiece. First baseman Al Havens cracked a home run for the winners and H.Cail and Holden combined to hold the Maples to three hits.

H.Cail (W), Holden (7) and Harkness, J.Glasgow (4)
Wardell (L) and T.Pellesier

(August 10)   Second baseman Charlie Lembert slammed a homer and double to lead St. Boniface to a 9-5 victory over the Zephyrs. Tony Gingras was the winning hurler holding the losers to seven hits. St. Boniface ran up 11 stolen bases.

Moore (L), Overell (6) and Rumohr, Hancock
A.Gingras (W) and Harrison

(August 15)   The Nationals won their game against the Maples by default Wednesday. It was the first game to gained by default this season.

(August 16)    In exhibition ball at River Park Friday, the All-Winnipegs defeated Portage 6-3. The local squad was made up, in  main, of players from the Maples and Nationals with Barney Holden of the Unions as pitcher. Cousley did the slab work for Portage. Winnipegs ran up a 5-0 lead before the visitors got on the scoreboard with a pair in the seventh.

Cousley (L) and G.Telfor
Holden (W), Wardell and Moore

(August 17)  The Capitals combined 11 hits with 10 stolen bases and four Zephyrs errors to notch a 9-4 victory Saturday. DeSavignay fired a two-hitter for the winners with 11 strikeouts and five free passes. Eddie Gilday, Don Hardisty, Oliver and Edwards each had two hits for the Capitals.

DeSavignay (W) and Tinney
Overell, Snider (5) and Hancock

(August 20)   There's a three-way tie atop the City League standings after Capitals upended St. Boniface 8-5 at River Park.   St. Boniface, the Unions and the Capitals will decide the title over the next few days. DeSavignay, who tossed a two-hitter on Saturday, held the Saints to five hits in the Tuesday contest. Shortstop Curle led the winners with a pair of two-baggers and two runs. Tony Gingras and Charlie Lembert of the losers had the big hits, each with a triple.

DeSavignay (W) and Tinney
A.Gingras (L), J.Gingras (5) and Samson, C.Lembert

(August 21) 

The French-Canadians had on their batting clothes in the first innings and pounded Cousley all over, scoring three runs. Cousley, however, had not got his arm in shape before he went in the box, but in the next innings, he shut his men out 1, 2, 3. The third, however, was a hard one for Cousley, as the St. Boniface aggregation scored 4 runs. It was not Cousley fault however, for his team made errors enough to loose any game. Rowden on first base was unable to hold anything, while Kean at third was only taking up space. Richards, who played first at left field and then at right, was certainly an apology for a ball player and the uniform must have felt dreadfully out of place. He picked the ball up in very much the same way that an  old woman would lift a hot stove. [Winnipeg Tribune, August 22, 1901]

St. Boniface scored three in the first inning and cruised to a 10-5 victory over a combination of ex-Capitals, Unions and Nationals to win a spot in the league finals. Jack Gingras held the Nats to just one run before weakening in the seventh when the Nationals scored four times. The Saints pounded out 12 hits, three each by Tony Gingras and Belanger. Cousley racked up 13 strikeouts in taking the loss.

Cousley (L) and Moore
J.Gingras (W) and C.Lembert

St.Boniface   8 - 2 
Unions        7 - 3  1.0
Capitals      6 - 2  1.0
Zephyrs       3 - 6  4.5
Nationals     2 - 7  5.5
Maples        1 - 7  6.0

(August 22)   Cavalier, of the North Dakota League, took the first game of a three game series at Winnipeg downing the All-Winnipegs 9-7 in spite of three hits, one a home run, by first baseman Don Hardisty of the home squad and a 13 strikeout performance by Ike Slette.  A four-run outburst in the fifth inning by the visitors proved to be the difference. Hanson led off the inning with a three-base clout and Linde followed with a single to plate Hanson. Hartman cracked a triple to bring in the second run and Corrigan had another safety to score Hartman. Wall launched a long drive to centre which Lembert caught but in throwing home to try to cut down Corrigan, the toss was off the mark and Cavalier another another marker to pretty well sew up the contest.

Harris (W) and Hartman
Slette (L) and Knauf

(August 23)   The All-Winnipegs frittered away an 8-1 lead in dropping a 9-8 decision to Cavalier, North Dakota, in the second game of a three game series. Cavalier stormed back to tie the game with seven runs in the sixth inning then got the winner in the ninth.  Clements and Hanson had two-run doubles in the seven-run explosion. In the ninth, Wall, who led the visitors with three hits and was the winning pitcher, reached with a single and advanced to third on an error and notched the winning counter on a dropped fly ball.

Wall (W) and Hartman
DeSavignay (L) and Knauf

(August 24)  The host team got the only earned run of the day but still dropped its third straight game to Cavalier, North Dakota Saturday losing 3-1. The game featured outstanding pitching as Ike Slette for Winnipeg fired a three-hitter with 12 strikeouts and Harris. for Cavalier, allowed just four hits and fanned ten. Each gave up one free pass. Eight Winnipeg errors, three by Gingras at shortstop, told the tale. After Winnipeg scored in the first inning, Cavalier tied the count in the fourth and added singletons in the sixth and ninth. Shortstop Corrigan scored two of the three runs.

Harris (W) and Hartman
Slette (L) and Knauf

(August 24)   The Zephyrs won their game from the Maples Saturday night by default, as the Maples have disbanded for the season.

(August 30)   According to a report in the Winnipeg Free Press, Bert Orr, the crack Virden hurler, may have suffered a career-ending arm injury during a recent series in Winnipeg. Orr slipped when throwing a drop curve in a game with the North-West Mounted Police at Regina last year and broke a cord in his elbow. The recent games in Winnipeg caused a recurrence of the injury, so as to practically cripple his arm at the time.

(August 31)  In one of the best games of the season, Unions edged St. Boniface 3-2 before 2,000 at Fort Garry Park Saturday afternoon as imported pitchers Ike Slette, of Hillsboro, North Dakota, and Percy Sessions, ace hurler for Devil's Lake, the leading club in the North Dakoka League, faced off in a pitching duel.  Slette won the battle with a seven-hitter and 17 strikeouts. Sessions allowed eight safeties and fanned 15. Each issued just one free pass. Unions took the lead with two runs in the first inning and another in the third and blanked the Saints until the ninth when St. Boniface rallied for two runs.  After Sessions had fanned the first two batters in the opening stanza, Joe Wilkinson reached on an infield error and Jacobs followed with a safety to centre which eluded Marcoux and both men romped home.  Sears smacked a homer in the second. The Saints could do nothing until the ninth when Charlie Lembert led off with a three-bagger and Tony Gingras knocked him home with a liner. Gingras stole second, advanced to third on a sacrifice and surprised everyone with a steal of home. But, Slette bore down and got out of trouble to end the inning and preserve the victory.

Slette (W) and Knauf
Sessions (L) and Gilmore

(August 31)   St. Boniface and the Capitals will play off for the championship of the City League. The Unions dropped out of the race Saturday evening losing to the Capitals 6-4 in a game called after seven innings because of darkness. Capitals got a pair in the sixth inning for the win. Hazel swatted a two-bagger and scored on an error and winning pitcher DeSavignay hit safely and plated an insurance run on Eddie Gilday's single. DeSavignay held the Unions to five hits in his route going performance.

DeSavignay (W) and Tinney
Holden (L) and Harkness

(September 2)  The Unions and St. Boniface split a Monday double-header as the Unions took the opener 10-2 and the Saints rebounded for a 10-8 win in the second game. The Unions managed just six hits in the first game, but were aided by 9 St. Boniface errors in the easy triumph. A five-run third inning sealed the deal. Percy Sessions racked up 16 strikeouts in hurling the victory.

Slette (L) and Knauf
Sessions (W) and Gilmour

At River Park, the two teams met again, minus their imported batteries and this time St. Boniface came out ahead, 10-8 behind a 13-hit attack. The contest was played as part of the Labour Day festivities. Charley Lembert led the offense with four hits and three runs and sparkled in the field with a putout and seven assists. Tony Gingras and Stanley Jean each collected three hits. Jack Gingras pitched steady ball allowing just five hits in his eight innings of work. Jacobs, Billy Harkness and Jimmy Glasgow had two hits apiece for the losers.

Holden (L), Cail (2) and Harkness
J.Gingras (W) , A.Gingras (9) and Samson

(September 7)    Behind DeSavignay's two-hit pitching, the Capitals downed the Nationals 9-2 Saturday to move into a tie with St. Boniface in the league standings. DeSavignay racked up 11 strikeouts in the six-inning contest. First baseman Curle cracked a home run and a single for the winners.  Shortstop Belanger had a triple for the Nationals who were blanked until the sixth when they scored both their markers.

Cousley (L), Gingras and Moore
DeSavignay (W) and Tinney

St.Boniface   8 - 2 
Capitals      8 - 2 
Unions        7 - 3  1.0
Zephyrs       4 - 6  4.0
Nationals     2 - 8  6.0
Maples        1 - 9  7.0

(September 12)   Unions defeated the Capitals 4-1 at Fort Garry Park in the first game of a three-game challenge series for a $200 prize.  Caps struck first in the bottom of the initial stanza as Doc Moore smacked one to centre field to bring in McLeod who had singled.  Unions tied it in the second when Billy Harkness scored from third on a wild throw and went ahead in the third when Cail doubled and scored and Joe Wilkinson crossed the plate on a hit by Barney Holden.  After five scoreless innings, Unions wrapped up the triumph as Gibbons scored in the ninth. Cail allowed just six hits in his mound work for the winners while DeSavignay was solid for the Caps setting down 13 via the strikeout route.

Cail (W) and Harkness
DeSavignay (L) and McLeod

(September 13)   A downpour forced the postponement of the second game of the challenge series between Unions and Capitals. The Caps held a 13-5 lead when the game was called after four innings.

Moore and McLeod
Glasgow and Harkness

(September 14)     Rain again prevented the game between the Unions and Capitals.

(September 20)   In the playoff for the City League championship Friday, Capitals overwhelmed St. Boniface 18-6 backed by a 15-hit attack, including a four-for-four game from winning pitcher DeSavignay. Every batter in the Caps lineup had at least one hit. McLeod, the new catcher, had three.  Eddie Gilday and Overell each scored three times. The Capitals plated three runs in the first inning and another three in the second and cruised to the easy triumph. DeSavignay allowed just six hits and one earned run. He struck out nine and walked two. The Caps were helped by right Saints' errors, five walks and four passed balls.

J.Gingras (L), Hazelwood and Samson, Lembert
DeSavignay (W) and McLeod

(September 26)   The baseball season came to a close Thursday at Fort Garry Park as the Unions edged the City League champion Capitals 5-4 to win the $200 challenge series. Cail pitched a six-hitter, with eight strikeouts, for the winners.  He was in little trouble until the ninth when the Caps rallied for two runs and had runners at first and second with just one out but DeSavignay was thrown out trying to make third and Eddie Gilday fanned on three pitches and the game was over. Barney Holden led the winners with a double and two singles. Sears and Billy Harkness each had two hits..

Cail (W) and Harkness
DeSavignay (L) and McLeod