1905 Game Reports     


The reporting of baseball activities had little relevance in the two newspapers within the eastern portion of the District of Assiniboia having the widest circulation in 1905, the Regina Leader and the Moose Jaw Times. The Queen City publication announced the formation of a three-team City League in a late May edition, printed the result of the opening game played June 1 plus a pair of late-season exhibition contests but that was the extent of their coverage. The Mill City paper was superior in content but was still limited. Within the western extremity of the District, the Medicine Hat News reported on only one contest.

(May 24)  The Regina and Moose Jaw nines tangled to a 2 – 2 tie in a Victoria Day exhibition match played in the Mill City. The game was called because of darkness. In a sterling pitching joust, the hosts held a 5 to 3 edge in base hits with outfielder Simington and catcher Werring each stroking two base raps. Queen City chucker Bert Orr whiffed 14 while his rival on the hill, Lewis rang up 11 strikeouts.

Orr and Brown
Lewis and Werring

(June 1)  In a loosely-played Regina City League opening game, the C.P.R. baseballers came out on top of the Press nine 5 to 2 at Railway Park, Bert Orr took the mound decision over Kain of the Pressmen.

Kain (L) and xxx
Orr (W) and xxx

(June 8)  The visiting Indian Head Balmorals took a fast and interesting contest from Balgonie by a 10 to 7 count.

Moore (W) and Martin
McCaughlin (L) and Cameron

(June 20)  Moose Jaw grabbed a one-sided 16 to 6 decision from Yellow Grass in an exhibition tilt. The hosting Mill City aggregation stung the sphere for 20 base knocks with keystone sacker McCarthy leading the way offensively with five safeties, two of which were three-baggers. His middle-infield sidekick, shortstop O’Connor, ripped three bingles. Topping the seven-hit Yellow Grass attack was third sacker Taylor who also nailed a trio of base swats.

Lands (L) and Harland
Lewis (W) and Werring

(July 1)  With winning hurler Lewis stymying the invading Regina nine on two hits, Moose Jaw won a superbly-played pitching joust over Bert Orr and the Pile of Bones diamondeers 3 to 1. Orr was nicked for just four safeties while he mowed down 13 batters via the strikeout route. Lewis fanned 12 as his batterymate, catcher Werring, topped the hit parade with a brace of safe swats.

Orr (L) and Brown
Lewis (W) and Werring

(September 4)  The Medicine Hat Oldtimers clobbered visiting Maple Creek 22 to 10 in a Labor Day slugfest in the Hat.

Burnett (L), Irwin and Lindsay
Barker (W) and Sullivan

(September 15)  The professional Winnipeg Maroons of the class D Northern Baseball League blanked the amateur Regina club 4 to 0 in an exhibition skirmish. Both teams had six base hits. Bert Orr pitched for the Queen City nine and did fine work on the hill but his support was ragged.

Sporer (W) and Harkness
Orr (L) and Tripp

(September 16)  The touring Maroons of Winnipeg made it two straight over Regina, winning by a score of 5 to 2.

Green (W) and Harkness
Orr (L) and Tripp