1906 Game Reports / Alberta     


A MAN OF VISION -      William F. “Deacon” White, originally from Chicago, arrived in Edmonton in 1906 as the playing-manager of a touring baseball team from Anacortes, Washington. He was so enamoured by the Wildrose province, and in particular Edmonton, that he decided to remain, joining the Capitals baseball team as a second baseman. He went on to quickly establish himself as the area’s first promoter of big-league sport by helping to build baseball, football and hockey organizations in the thriving Capital city.

Prognosticating the expansion of professional baseball into the province of Alberta, the future Godfather of the diamond game in the province’s Capital city, in the August 21, 1906 edition of the Edmonton Bulletin opined:

“Baseball in the province of Alberta is no longer in the experimental stage. It is a living, growing, wonderful success. The crowds that turn out to the games in Edmonton and Calgary would put to shame many a city in class B baseball. There is talk already of forming a four-club in this section next season under national protection and in class B or C.”

(April 13)   In the first baseball game of the season at the Wetaskiwin diamond on Good Friday, the local nine scored a easy 14-3 decision over Ponoka. After giving up a run in the top of the first stanza, Wetaskiwin plated two in the second and four in the third and coasted to the win. Stokes fanned 12 in handling the mound duties for the winners.

Anderson (L) and Hubb
Stokes (W) and Dahl

(May 11)  Edmonton Capitals got solid pitching from Ernie Vining Friday in a 7-1 victory over Wetaskiwin .Vining also provided an offensive spark with a pair of two-baggers.

Vining (W) and Regan
Pittman (L) and Gouchee

(May 28)   In their home opener, Edmonton Capitals booted the ball eight times in dropping a 3-2 decision to Wetaskiwin. Pittman for the visitors and Ernie Vining for Edmonton pitched outstanding ball, each giving up but three hits. Wetaskiwin took the lead with a pair in the second frame as Bennett and Murray both reached on errors and scored on passed balls. Edmonton tied the count in the third as Cronn bunted for a hit and scored on McGirl's two-bagger. McGirl moved up on an error and came home on an infield grounder. The visitors got the winner in the eighth as Martin singled, advanced on an error, stole third and then romped home on yet another miscue.

Pittman (W) and Gouchee
Vining (L) and Regan

(May 31)  The Edmonton Capitals traveled across the river to take on Strathcona in an exhibition game Thursday evening and came away with a 9 to 5 triumph. The home squad held a 5-2 advantage through seven innings until Edmonton's attack bore fruit in the eighth and ninth.

Vining (W) and Regan
xxx and xxx

(June 5)  Wetaskiwin got the winning run on an overthrow in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday in edging Calgary 2-1.  Pittman got the win with a six-hitter. Andy McCartney allowed just three hits in taking the loss.

McCartney (L) and Ford
Pittman (W) and Gouchee

(June 9)   In the battle of the pros vs the amateurs it was no contest in Calgary Saturday as the pros handed the city's Victoria nine a 10-1 defeat. But, the game was fairly close until the Calgary pros erupted for five runs in the last inning. Andy McCartney held the Victorias to four hits. Westbury, Ford and Arthur Moyne each produced two hits for the winners.

McCartney (W) and Ford
Corbett (L) and Connell

(June 16)   Calgary's Andy McCartney and Charles Crist combined on a gem Saturday allowing just one hit and faced the minimum 27 batters as Calgary crushed Banff 13-0 in the first game of a double-header. Calgary also took the second contest as McCartney held Banff to four hits. McNeil got the lone hit for Banff in the first game, a single in the fifth inning and promptly was thrown out trying to steal second. Calgary played errorless ball and Calgary had no free passes. Crist led the offense with three hits, one a three-run triple.

E.Brett (L) and Moore
McCartney (W), Crist (6) and xxx

Calgary had just five hits in the second game but made them count in a 3-1 victory. Six walks and four Banff errors also helped. Shorty Rochon belted a triple for the winners and Joe Mahaffey clouted a pair of two-baggers.

Powell (L) and Brandow
McCartney (W) and Ford

(June 19)   In a well-pitched contest Tuesday at Calgary, Wetaskiwin came away with a 3-1 decision behind Pittman's four-hit, 10 strikeout  performance.  The Cubs collected just five hits off Andy McCartney, a pair by Berry the third sacker.  Arthur Moyne, the Calgary third baseman, was the game's top swatter with a triple and a double.

Pittman (W) and Gouchee
McCartney (L) and Ford

(June 20)  Calgary evened its series with Wetaskiwin with one-run victories in both games of Wednesday's twin-bill, 2-1 and 7-6.  In the opener, Calgary scored a pair in the fourth inning and held the Cubs off the scoreboard until the eighth when Martin tripled to plate the lone Wetaskiwin marker. In the fourth for Calgary, Harry Painter got to Lefty McLaughlin for a single and advanced on Charlie Crist's sacrifice. Tarrant's one-bagger sent Painter to third and Tarrant stole second. Watson hit safely to score Painter but Tarrant was thrown out at home.  An error on Ford's hot liner to short allowed the second run. Crist hurled a four-hitter and fanned nine for the win.   

McLaughlin (L) and Gouchee
Crist (W) and Ford

Shorty Rochon punched out a double, triple and two singles to lead Calgary to a 7-6 triumph in the second game. Arthur Moyne contributed three hits, including a two-run single in the fourth,  as Calgary out-hit the Cubs 13 to 10.

Pittman (L) and Gouchee
McCartney (W) and Ford

(June 27)  Charlie Crist won his own ball game Wednesday scoring the deciding marker in the sixth inning as Calgary shaded Edmonton 6-5. With two out, Crist drew a free pass and advanced on an error. Ford's single and an error in the outfield allowed Crist to romp home.  A pair of home runs, Shorty Rochon for Calgary and Berry for Edmonton, highlighted the action. 

Vining (L) and Grady
Crist (W) and Ford

(June 28)  Calgary handed Edmonton a pair of crushing defeats Thursday 15-0 and 9-1 to sweep a three-game series. In the opener, Andy McCartney fired a four-hit shutout and racked up 14 strikeouts. He walked just one. Calgary benefited from 14 Edmonton errors. They put the game away early with three runs in the first inning and six more in the second. Shorty Rochon and Harry Painter each contributed three hits.  Rochon and Arthur Moyne each scored three times.

Nutt (L) and Grady
McCartney (W) Ford

Rochon was a key player in the second game as well. In the first inning, after Edmonton had taken a 1-0 lead, he drove in a run with a triple and scored the eventual winning marker on a fielder's choice. Charlie Crist had a five-hitter for the win.

Vining (L) and Grady
Crist (W) and Ford

(June 29)   In a dandy ball game Friday at Wetaskiwin, Red Deer and the home club fought to a 1-1 tie in nine innings. The game was halted because of darkness.  Wetaskiwin scored in the first inning as Martin reached and Ike Dahl smacked a double and L.Murray followed with a single. Red Deer plated its run in the second stanza on errors by Dahl and Richards. Moore racked up ten strikeouts for Red Deer.

Moore and xxx
Stokes, Pittman (8) and xxx

(July 1)   Strathcona had it in the bag after five innings leading 10-0, but Edmonton charged back with 15 runs in the final four stanzas to dump their neighbours 15-10 Sunday.

(July 2)  Stokes hurled a five-hit shutout Monday morning as Wetaskiwin downed Edmonton 7-0.

Stokes (W) and Fooshee
Vining (L) and Grady

(July 2)  Andy McCartney held Frank to one hit and fanned 15 Monday as Calgary clobbered Frank 12-0. Johnny Donovan clouted a homer and single and scored three runs for Calgary. Arthur Moyne added three hits.

Miller (L) and Bilbe, Connell
McCartney (W) and Ford

(July 3)   Wetaskiwin got a late home run to salvage a 4-4 draw with Calgary. Calgary got on the scoreboard in the first inning as Ford doubled and scampered home on Arthur Moyne's infield grounder. They added one in the third as Johnny Donovan got an infield hit and Andy McCartney hit him home. Wetaskiwin roared back in the fourth with a three-run stanza. Murray knocked in a pair with a double and Ike Dahl's single scored the other. Calgary got two back in the sixth, one on an error and the other on Shorty Rochon's two-bagger. Berry's home run in the seventh drew the Cubs into a 4-4 draw where it ended when the game was called because of darkness.

Pittman and Gouchee
Crist and Ford

(July 4)   Calgary plated three runs on a wild throw to first in the sixth inning en route to a 4-2 win over Edmonton Wednesday. Trailing 1-0, winning pitcher Charles Crist led off with a single and Arthur Moyne reached with an infield hit. Johnny Donovan laid down a bunt, fielder by Edmonton pitcher Howard whose throw to first sacker Dobson was high going into the crowd back of first.

"There is a story to the effect that if was a Calgary lady who covered the ball with her skirt but this report is so far unconfirmed. The fact remains, however, that before Mr. Dobson was able to sort our the crowd and separate them from the ball Messrs. Crist, Moyne and Donovan had all scored."

Each side had six hits with Moyne of Calgary and Doc Till of Edmonton each with a pair. Crist walked one and fanned nine. Howard, an import from Oregon, had two free passes and ten strikeouts.

Crist (W) and Ford
Howard (L) and Gouchee

(July 4)  Playing in Edmonton Wednesday morning, Calgary had to hold off a late surge by Strathcona to post a 10-8 victory.  Trailing 10-4, Strathcona scored one in the eighth on Wylie's two-bagger then rallied in the ninth for three more. Winchester and Pedditt knocked in runs and Charlie Crist was brought in to relieve starter Andy McCartney. Crist gave up a walk and then a passed ball let in another marker before Crist got a strikeout to end the game.

McCartney (W), Crist (9) and Ford
Allan (L), Vining (6) and Regan

(July 5)  Wetaskiwin capitalized on nine Calgary errors Thursday to notch a 5-3 victory.  Calgary out-hit the home club 10-4, as Charles Crist pitched a stellar game for the losers, giving up just one earned run. Ike Dahl provided the game highlight with a third inning home run.

Crist (L) and Ford
Pittman (W) and Gouchee

(July 6)   Calgary were the visitors as Red Deer lined up for its first home game of the season. The teams fought to a 6-6 tie. The home squad held a 2-1 lead through six innings. Calgary took the lead with three runs in the top seventh frame but Red Deer came right back with four in the bottom of the stanza. In the eighth Calgary plated another pair and darkness caused the game to be shortened.

xxx and xxx
Moore and xxx

(July 6)  Edmonton 7 Wetaskiwin 2.

"After feeding the Wetaskiwin bunch honey all week and throwing in a big fill about what nice folks they were, the Edmonton bunch turned on them last night like a band of hungry wolves and tore them loose from their collateral and their fame, leaving the young bears a wreck to limp home on three legs and tell the story in their own camp of how cruelly they were traduced and buncoed. It was cold-blooded, but as sympathy has no place in baseball it was a la mode." (Edmonton Bulletin, July 7, 1906)

Edmonton got the win in spite of a sloppy defense, which made nine errors. Wetaskiwin out-hit the winners 7 to 5.

Stokes (L) and Gouchee
Howard (W) and Dobson

Through 16 games, Calgary produced eleven wins and two ties, losing just three.      

The Morning Albertan produced batting marks for members of the Calgary team (with statistics missing for the Strathcona and Red Deer games).

Rochon      14 games .353
Moyne       14 games .321
Mahaffey     4 games .306
Painter      9 games .297
Crist        9 games .290
Tarrant      9 games .206
Donovan      7 games .200
Ford        14 games .173
McCartney   11 games .171
Minkl;er     4 games .157
Watson      13 games .136

(July 10)  Arrangements have been made to host the baseball tournament between Edmonton and Calgary at the Victoria Park diamond. Games will be played each evening of the three days of the fair. 

"Bets are already fast and furious on this series. A Calgary man has put up $1,500 on the result. He is betting five hundred even money that Calgary wins the series. He is betting five hundred to a thousand that Calgary wins the three games. He is betting one thousand dollars to five hundred that Calgary wins one of the three games." (Morning Albertan, July 10, 1906)

(July 11)   Edmonton and Calgary battled to a 5-5 draw Wednesday at Calgary.  The visitors out-hit the home squad 10 to 7. Charlie Crist of Calgary had the big blow, a home run. And teammates Johnny Donovan and Watson belted three-baggers. 

Howard and F.Dobson
Crist and Ford 

(July 11)  Wetaskiwin got shutout pitching from Pittman in a 3-0 blanking of Red Deer. Pittman whiffed 13 in hurling the victory. Moore fanned 11 for Red Deer.

Pittman (W) and xxx
Moore (L) and xxx

(July 12)   Second baseman Shorty Rochon clubbed a triple and two singles to pace Calgary to a 5-1 decision over Edmonton Thursday in a game called after six innings. Winchester clouted a triple and single for Edmonton.

Mullin (W) and Ford
Yeazell (L) and Dobson

Calgary, with a 7-3 record, tops the major senior teams in the province. Wetaskiwin has won six of ten while Edmonton has just two wins in ten games.

(July 13)   With a three-run uprising in the seventh inning Edmonton came from behind to top Calgary 9-7 Friday at Victoria Park. It was the first win for Edmonton over Calgary this season. The winners pounded out 14 hits, four by centre fielder Wiley and three by first baseman F. Dobson. Winchester added a run-scoring triple. In the big seventh stanza, Edmonton got a double by Dobson and singles from Howard, Ernie Vining and Jimmy Gleason for the three markers. Vining held Calgary to seven hits in doing the distance for the pitching win.

Vining (W) and Grady
Crist (L), Mullin (3) and Ford

(July 14)    The first inning told the tale Saturday at Edmonton as Calgary scored three times in the opening stanza and beat the home club 4-0. Charlie Crist was splendid on the hill for the winners allowing but four hits and setting down eleven by strikeouts.  Howard yielded just five hits in taking the loss. Johnny Donovan cracked three of the hits for Calgary which got its first inning markers on a hit, error, fielder's choice and passed ball.

Crist (W) and Ford
Howard (L) and Grady, F.Dobson

(July 18)  A three-run third inning carried Edmonton to a 4-1 triumph over Strathcona. Trailing 1-0, Jimmy Gleason reached with a base on balls and Winchester made first safely. Dobson drove in the first Edmonton run with a single.  An error allowed Deeton to get to first and on an overthrow took second as Winchester scooted home. Wally Yeazell's single brought in Dobson and Deeton. Ernie Vining surrendered just three hits in posting the pitching win.

Allan (L) and xxx
Vining (W) and xxx

(July 18)  In a dandy pitching duel at Wetaskiwin, Calgary blanked the home club 2-0.  Mullin tossed a four-hitter with eight strikeouts for the winners besting Pittman of the Cubs who allowed just three hits. Calgary got both runs in the seventh inning as Shorty Rochon and Johnny Donovan scored on errors.

Mullin (W) and Ford
Pittman (L) and Gouchee

(July 19)   Calgary got a win and a tie in a double-header that was a feature of the Wetaskiwin Exhibition. The visitors pushed across four runs on a succession of bunts in the first inning and went on to a 7-5 victory.  Shorty Rochon was key to the triumph. In the fifth he singled in Westerberg to tie the score at 5-5 and in the seventh in drove in the eventual winning run with a three-bagger. In the ninth, Pittman drew applause when he managed to load the bases with none out then retire the side without a score.   

Crist (W) and Ford
Pittman (L) and Gouchee

In the second game, Andy McCartney simply lobbed the ball to the plate because of a sore arm, but still held Wetaskiwin to seven hits as the teams fought to a 5-5 draw.

McCartney and Ford
Stokes and Gouchee 

(July 21)  Charlie Crist put his name in the record books Saturday as he pitched a no-hit, no-run game as Calgary defeated Edmonton 5-0 in the second game of a double-header. They also took the opener 9-3.  Crist racked up 12 strikeouts in his star performance. He didn't allow a runner to advance past first base. Calgary got the only run it needed in the first inning as Arthur Moyne reached safely, advanced on an error and came home on Shorty Rochon's hit.

Crist (W) and Ford
Yeazell (L) and Gouchee

Edmonton took an early lead in the first game scoring a pair in the second inning on hits by Cronn and Ernie Vining. Calgary tied the count in the fifth as Mullin doubled and scored on Ford's single. An error on Arthur Moyne's drive allowed Ford to tie the score. Calgary went ahead for good in the sixth when they loaded the bases on a walk to Shorty Rochon and singles by Johnny Donovan and Mahaffey. Charlie Crist's single scored a run and a sacrifice fly scored another. Johnny Donovan cracked a four-bagger in the seventh to make in 6-2. They added three more in the eighth.

Mullin (W) and Ford
Howard (L) and Gouchee

(July 25)    With a forfeit in the second game, Calgary swept both ends of Monday's double-header with Edmonton. With Edmonton leading 4-3 after seven innings, the visitors refused to continue play, citing darkness, and the umpire awarded the game to Calgary. Edmonton, with just five hits off Charlie Crist, had taken advantage of seven Calgary errors to hold the lead. Johnny Donovan paced the home club with a triple and single. Mahaffey added a double and single.

Howard and Hodge
Crist and Ford

In the opener, Calgary fell behind 4-0 before rallying to defeat Edmonton 5-4 . A three-run fifth inning proved to be the difference.  Leading off the fifth for Calgary, catcher Ford dropped one into right field and Arthur Moyne followed with a single. Shorty Rochon's infield shot resulted in a bad throw to first and and Ford scampered home while Moyne took third. Johnny Donovan then knocked in both runners with a two-bagger. He had three hits on the day. Both teams went scoreless the rest of the way. Mullin held Edmonton to seven hits in his mound duties.

Yeazell (L) and Hodge
Mullin (W) and Ford

(July 26)   Third baseman Arthur Moyne cracked a double to score Mullin with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to hand Calgary yet another victory over Edmonton, this time 7-6. It was Moyne's only hit of the day as Edmonton out-hit the locals 13 to 9.  Ford had three of Calgary's nine safeties. Johnny Donovan had a pair. Dobson, the Edmonton first sacker, clubbed three hits and third baseman Sullivan produced a triple and single.

Yeazell (L) and Hodge
Mullin (W) and Ford

(July 27)  Wetaskiwin dumped Edmonton 6-1.

(July 28)   Calgary is claiming the Alberta championship Saturday after a 16-2 thrashing of Canmore, the recognized champions of the province as holders of the Brewery Cup. Shorty Rochon, Johnny Donovan and Ford rapped home runs for the winners.

"The Brewery cup donated by the Calgary Brewing & Malting Co. for competition in Alberta, was handed to the Calgary team in the autumn of 1904. The Calgary team were the recognized champions of Alberta at that time. Early last year the Wetaskiwin team came here and captured the cup. Later in the season the Banff team went up to Wetaskiwin and after a very keen contest won out. Later on the Canmore team challenged for the cup and won it by default ... This is the first contest for the cup this season." (Morning Albertan, July 30, 1906)

Crist (W), Rochon and Ford
Powell (L) and xxx

Earlier in the day, Calgary had notched another runaway victory, 18-7 over Banff.  Shorty Rochon handled the pitching for the winners.

Rochon (W) and Ford
xxx and xxx

(July 30)   Edmonton Capitals trounced the red-stocking clan from Wetaskiwin 10-1 Monday at the Second street grounds.

Pittman (L) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 30)  Right fielder Black rapped four hits, one a home run, to lead Anacortes to a 5-4 win over Calgary in the opening game of a four game series. The visitors got the winning marker in the ninth inning because of a Calgary strategy that backfired. With two out, Bill Kaysen singled and Black followed with another hit to chase him to third. Calgary catcher Ford fired the ball to second in the hope of a quick return to catch Kaysen heading for home. The throw was late and the visitors had the win.  Bert Kinnear held the host club to five hits.

Kinnear (W) and Speidel
Mullin (L) and Ford

(July 31)   The homesters evened up the series with the Anacortes nine from Washington in a huge way Tuesday crushing the visitors 18-4. Calgary pounded out 13 hits and capitalized on ten Anacortes errors. With two runs in the first inning and six more in the second, Calgary put the game on ice early.  Charlie Crist and Mullin combined to hold the Americans to four hits, one a homer by Kaysen. Watson had three hits for the winners, Shorty Rochon added two hits and scored four times. Winning hurler Crist had two hits and two runs.

Donnelly (L), McGinnes (5), Horner (7), White (8) and Speidel
Crist (W), Mullin (7) and Ford

(July 31)  The census commissioner announced populations figures for Alberta from the census just completed. The two major cities of Calgary and Edmonton have experience explosive growth. From 1901 to 1906, Edmonton's population climbed from 2,676 to 11,534. Calgary increased from 4.,091 to 11,937.

                     1901     1906
Calgary             4,091    11,937
Edmonton            2.626    11,534
Strathcona          1,550     2,927
Lethbridge          2,072*    2,325
Wetaskiwin            550     1,654
Red Deer              323     1,420
Macleod               796     1,144
High River            153     1,018
Lacombe               499     1,015
Cardston              639     1,002
Staffordville          **       623
Fort Saskatchewan     306       585
Ponoka                151       473

* Included the village of Stafford in tech 1901 census
** Was included in Lethbridge census of 1901

(August 1)  Anacortes and Calgary ended up splitting their four-game series as each team came away with a victory in Wednesday's double-header. Charlie Crist was splendid in the first encounter with a five-hit shutout as Calgary won 3-0. They got the only run they needed in the first inning as Arthur Moyne singled, advanced on an error and scored on another miscue. They cinched it in the fifth with Moyne again leading the way. He singled and made it all the way to third on an overthrow trying to nab him at second. Westerberg reached and made second. On Johnny Donovan's grounder to shortstop the throw home was timely and Moyne began a retreat to third. Catcher Bill Speidel's throw to third hit Moyne and bounced into the bleachers as both runners scored.

Kinnear (L) and Speidel
Crist (W) and Ford

The visitors came on strong in the second game scoring four times in the first inning and added two more in the second en route to a 10-6 triumph. They smacked 13 hits, including a triple and two doubles by Kaysen. Second sacker Deacon White had two hits and scored three times. Johnny Donovan had three of Calgary's eight safeties.

McInnis, Kinnear (W) (4) and Speidel
Mullin (L) and Ford

(August 2)  Filling in for the missing Anacortes team (which missed the train in Calgary), Strathcona took such a beating from Edmonton that the final tally wasn't reported. One estimate of 10-2 drew expressions of disbelief. Strathcona had taken the lead with a run in the first inning on a pair of errors, but Edmonton responded with five in the bottom of the frame and breezed to the win.

xxx (L), Allen (1) and Regan
Vining (W) and Hodge

(August 3)  Edmonton downed Anacortes, Washington, 5-1 in the opening game of their four game series. The game was scoreless until the fifth when Jimmy Gleason punched out a two-bagger to bring in Deeton.  Gleason touched home base shortly after on an error. The Capitals put the game on ice in the seventh as Adams smacked a homer with Howard and Gleason aboard on free passes.

Kinnear (L) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(August 4)   Anacortes, Washington, and Edmonton Capitals battled to a 3-3 tie Saturday in a game called after nine innings  because of darkness. The hosts grabbed the early lead as "Wild Bill" Setley smacked a two-spot to send Jimmy Gleason and Hodge home with the first two runs. The visitors secured their first marker in the third as Bert Kinnear drove one between second and short, stole second and scampered home on a single by Whittemore. Edmonton went ahead 3-1 in the fifth when Gleason's two-bagger brought in Howard who had singled. The tourists added one in the sixth as Deacon White singled and made it all the way home on an error on Bill Speidel's liner. They made it 3-3 in the eighth on a two-base sizzler to deep centre field by McGinnes and Billy Reeves pop-up behind second which fell between the shortstop and the centre fielder allowing McGinnes to trot home.  McGinnes held Edmonton to just three hits and fanned ten but walked five and hit a pair of batters.  Wally Yeazell surrendered seven hits, no free passes and whiffed eight.

McGinnes and Speidel
Yeazell and Hodge

(August 6)  Edmonton Capitals surprised their Washington visitors Monday notching a pair of victories, 3-2 and 6-1. The highlight of the second game was Adams' two-run homer in the third inning. Edmonton cinched the game with a four-run outburst in the sixth. Deeton knocked in a pair with a drive to the fence, Sullivan brought in Jimmy Gleason and "Wild Bill" Setley drove in Howard.

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

Kinnear (L), McGinnes (6) and Speidel
Howard (W) and Hodge

(August 7)  The Anacortes baseball team was defeated at Wetaskiwin by a score of 6-3.  The home side produced a pair of three-run innings, the fourth and fifth, for the win.

White (L) and Speidel
Pittman (W) and Gouchee

(August 8)   Calgary and Anacortes split the first two games of their new three-game series. The home club scored three in the first inning of the opener and held on for a 4-2 win.  Johnny Donovan's double brought in two of the first inning runs and Mahaffey drove in the third. Ford singled to plate the final Calgary run in the fifth. McInnis, the losing hurler had two hits and scored a run for the Americans.

McInnis (L) and Speidel
Crist (W) and Ford

Anacortes roared back in the second game to crush Calgary 13-2 in a seven inning affair. The Washington club erupted for ten runs in the fourth inning to bury the home team. McInnis again led the visitors with a four-bagger and two singles. Kaysen added two hits and two runs and Bert Kinnear added two safeties. Watson and Ford each had two hits for Calgary.

Kinnear (W), McInnis and Speidel
Corbett (L) and Ford

(August 9)  Calgary topped Anacortes 8-4 Thursday in the deciding game of their three game set. The locals overcame a 4-0 deficit to win with two runs in the sixth inning and another three in the bottom of the eighth and final frame. Johnny Donovan and Charlie Crist cracked three-baggers for the winners and Shorty Rochon and Arthur Moyne had doubles. Crist pitched a six-hitter for the win.

Kinnear (L) and Speidel
Crist (W) and Ford

The Calgary team announced some player changes. Pitcher Mullin has been released and has returned to Great Falls. Mahaffey has resigned his position on the team. Three players from the Anacortes squad -- Bert Kinnear, the star pitcher, outfielder Bill Reeves and McInnis, the infielder and reserve pitcher -- have lined up with Calgary.

(August 10)  Taber and Medicine Hat hooked up in an exhibition match in Calgary with Charlie Christ and Ford, the regular Calgary battery in the lineup for Medicine Hat.  But, Taber refused to play if the imports played their regular positions and Ford and Crist ended up playing in the outfield.

"As a good deal of money had been wagered on the game on the understanding that Christ was to pitch, the umpire, Mr. James Fleming, declared all bets were off, after a consultation with the captains and the managers of both teams." 

In a wild, offensive display, Medicine Hat won, 17-12, as Ford, Colter, Sullivan and Anderson each scored three runs for the winners. Pearson, the Taber catcher, also had three scores.

Barker (W) and Sullivan
Walker (L) and Pearson

(August 11)   Edmonton Capitals crushed Red Deer 10-1 Saturday pounding out 11 hits, one of them a home run by centre fielder Adams, who also poked a double. Sullivan, the right fielder led the winners with three. 

Moore (L) and Forshee
Setley (W) and Hodge

(August 13)   Playing at Edmonton, the Capitals got the better of Calgary winning 5-1 behind the four-hit pitching of Howard and the hitting of his battery mate, Hodge, who pounded out two doubles and a pair of singles and knocked in two. Shortstop Jimmy Gleason added a double and single. 

Crist (L) and Ford
Howard (W) and Hodge

(August 14)   Edmonton made it two in a row over Calgary with a 3-2 victory Tuesday at Fort Saskatchewan. The hard fought contest was marked by considerable carping by the Calgary contingent at the decisions of Umpire Garrison. On one occasion the team flocked onto the diamond to voice complaints and had to be escorted off by police. Howard was splendid in the box for Edmonton.

Crist (L) and xxx
Howard (W) and Hodge

(August 15)    The visitors from Kalispell, Montana, defeated the Lethbridge Savages 4-1 in a six-inning contest Wednesday at the new Athletic Grounds. Errors were prominent as the winners had just five hits. Raash, on the mound for Kalispell, allowed just two hits.

Raash (W) and Peterson
Anderson (L) and Barber

(August 15)   With a 4-1 triumph Wednesday before a record crowd Edmonton Capitals notched their third straight win over Calgary. Howard, who held the visitors to six hits, racked up 12 strikeouts. He had a shutout through eight innings before giving up back to back hits for Calgary's only run in the ninth. Charlie Crist, for Calgary, who allowed just three safeties and whiffed 11, was hurt by six errors by his teammates.

Howard (W) and Hodge
Crist (L) and Ford

(August 16)  Beginning with a five-run first inning Kalispell, Montana, beat Lethbridge 12-7 Thursday for their second win in the three game series. The American nine ripped 11 hits in the six inning affair.

Cravens (W) and Peterson
Corbett (L) and Connell

(August 16)   Berry smacked a homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday to give Wetaskiwin an 8-7 win over Calgary. The visitors had tied the count with three runs in the top of the sixth and final frame.  Darkness forced the contest to be shortened.  Ford, who had four hits, clouted a homer for Calgary.

Kinnear (L) and Ford
Stokes, Pittman (W) (3) and xxx

(August 17)   Calgary dropped its fifth straight of the week as the Wetaskiwin Cubs took a 7-5 ball game after handing the visitors a three-run lead in the top of the first inning. Pittman settled down after the tough first stanza to blank Calgary in six of the next seven innings. The Cubs ripped 18 hits, three each by Berry and newcomer Walcott. The game was called after eight inning because of darkness.

Crist (L) and xxx
Pittman (W) and xxx

(August 17)  On Friday in Lethbridge, Bailey drove in two runs with a fifth inning double to provide the winning margin in a 3-1 victory over Kalispell. The visitors got a run in their first at bats, but Anderson then pitched shutout ball the rest of the way. He allowed six hits and a walk with five strikeouts.

Raash (L) and xxx
Anderson J. (W) and Connell

(August 22)  Charlie Crist fashioned a five-hit shutout Wednesday as Calgary broke a five-game losing streak with a 5-0 win over Wetaskiwin. Johnny Donovan led the winners with three hits in four trips. He also had a pair of stolen bases. Ford and McInnis each added a double and single. Pittman gave up ten hits in taking the loss.

Pittman (L) and Gouchee
Crist (W) and Ford

(August 23)  With their second straight shutout, Calgary dumped Wetaskiwin 6-0 Thursday. Bert Kinnear was even better then Charlie Crist who had the shutout Wednesday. Kinnear held the Cubs to four hits and racked up 12 strikeouts. Pittman who yielded just seven hits was victimized by six Wetaskiwin errors. Westerberg led the winners with two hits and two runs.

Pittman (L) and Gouchee
Kinnear (W) and Ford

(August 27)   Roaring back with five runs in the last two innings, Edmonton Capitals surprised Calgary 6-4 Monday at Calgary. Trailing 4-1, Edmonton got a pair in the eighth on Dobson's single. In the ninth, with one out, Jimmy Gleason, Adams and Sullivan had consecutive singles to bring in the tying run and the winner came home on a wild throw from the outfield. Hodge scored an insurance run on a sacrifice fly. Adams paced a 12-hit Edmonton attack with a double and three singles. Sullivan added a triple and two one-baggers.

Yeazell (W) and Hodge
Kinnear (L) and Ford

(August 28)  Edmonton made it five straight over Calgary notching a 6-3 decision Tuesday thanks to a three-run splurge in the eighth inning. Adams, the Capitals centre fielder continued his hot streak with three more hits giving him nine hits in his last eleven at bats.  Howard scattered nine hits to pick up the win.

Howard (W) and Hodge
Crist (L) and Ford

(August 30)   Calgary got a four-hitter from Charlie Crist to defeat Edmonton 4-1. Westerberg's two-run single in the third proved enough for the victory. Crist helped at bat as well with a pair of safeties. Johnny Donovan and Shorty Rochon also contributed two hits apiece. Crist fanned six without a free pass.

Crist (W) and Ford
Yeazell (L) and Hodge

(September 5)   Calgary topped Wetaskiwin 5-4 scoring the winner in the ninth as winning hurler Charlie Crist brought in Ford who had singled and stolen second.

Crist (W) and Ford
Pittman (L) and Gouchee

(The Morning Albertan reported Calgary had played 49 games, winning 35 times. Calgary beat Edmonton in 15 games, losing six.)

(September 6)   With an import pitcher from the Northwestern League Edmonton Capitals upset the professional Winnipeg Maroons of the Northern Copper Country League 3-2 in the opening game of the Maroons' tour.  Tommy Doyle, secured from Tacoma, scattered nine hits in going the distance for the pitching win. Edmonton got the winner in the bottom of the ninth as Hodge singled and got all the way to third on an overthrow. Deacon White's single brought him home. Fitzgerald paced the Maroons with three hits and Rollie Zeider added a pair.

Terry, Bushelman (L) (9) and Voss
Doyle (W) and Hodge

(September 7)  Jack Bushelman of Winnipeg allowed but two hits Friday as the Maroons bested Edmonton 6-2 to even their series at a game apiece.  Both Edmonton runs came as a result of Winnipeg errors. Maroons scored four in the third inning and cruised to the win. Larry Piper knocked in a pair with a single and Samuel Meneice had a two-run triple.

Bushelman (W) and Voss
Yeazell (L) and Hodge

(September 8)   Edmonton Capitals took on the professional Winnipeg Maroons in an exhibition match Saturday afternoon and the result was, according to the headline in the Edmonton Bulletin, "Unfit For Publication".  The paper concluded, "Details of Saturday' Game So Horrible That Should Not Be Allowed Through Mails".  The Maroons crushed the Caps 17-1 with a 22-hit attack, five by Rollie Zeider -- a triple, double and three singles -- and three each by Fitzgerald, Billy Hanrahan and winning pitcher Joseph Sporer who also led the club with four runs scored. Edmonton managed just five hits and scored its only run on a sacrifice fly.

Sporer (W) and Voss
Doyle (L) and Hodge

(September 9)   In a much more competitive affair, Winnipeg Maroons added another win to their tour total downing Edmonton 11-9. But the professional club of the Class C, Northern League, needed a four rally outburst in the eighth inning to secure the victory. Fitzgerald and Samuel Meneice each collected three hits for the winners. The Capitals managed 13, three by losing hurler Wally Yeazell.

Terry (W) and Voss
Yeazell (L) and Hodge

(September 11)   Edmonton plated six runs in the first inning then held off a late charge by Winnipeg to down the Maroons 6-5 in the final game of their exhibition series. Capitals punched out ten hits, two each by winning hurler Tommy Doyle and left fielder Deeton.  

Bushelman (L), Zeider (1) and Voss
Doyle (W) and Hodge

(September 12)   The Wetaskiwin Cubs shutout the powerful Winnipeg Maroons for seven innings but gave up three in the eighth in dropping a tough 3-0 decision.  Singles by Larry Piper and Rollie Zeider, a three-bagger by Samuel Meneice and an error resulted in the three markers. At times, heavy winds made play difficult.  Jack Bushelman held Wetaskiwin to six hits.

Bushelman (W) and Voss
Pittman (L) and Gouchee

(September 13)   In a free-swinging affair, Calgary edged Winnipeg Maroons 10-9, getting the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning.  Left fielder Bill Reeves was the hero for the locals pounded out a long blow to plate Arthur Moyne and Ford for the victory.  The visitors had gained a 5-0 advantage after just three innings before Calgary began its comeback with four runs in the fourth. The winners pounded out 13 hits. Catcher Ford, who had a triple, and Arthur Moyne, the third sacker, each had two hits and three runs.  Pitcher Lefty Sporer cracker a homer for Winnipeg.

Sporer, Bushelman (L) (7) and Voss
Crist (W) and Ford

(September 14)   After losing a 4-0 lead, Winnipeg Maroons rallied with three runs in the ninth inning Friday to down Calgary 8-6. Billy Hanrahan, Larry Piper and Sam Meneice drove in the final inning counters. Meneice and Piper each clouted three hits for the winners while Johnny Donovan, Ford and Westerberg duplicated the feat for Calgary.  Westerberg, who had a three-bagger, also scored three times.

Bushelman (W), Zeider (9) and Voss
Kinnear (L) and Ford

(September 15)  Note from the Winnipeg Tribune, September 15, 1906.

"With the amateur clubs paying such fabulous salaries, little wonder the professionals have a hard time in making ends meet."

(September 15)   Winnipeg Maroons wrapped up the Calgary leg of their western tour with a 10-6 victory over the host nine.  Billy Hanrahan, Larry Piper and winning hurler Rollie Zeider, each with three hits, paced a 15-hit Winnipeg assault.  They took the lead in the first inning and were never headed. Zeider scattered seven hits and whiffed six in his turn on the hill.

Zeider (W) and Voss
Kinnear (L), Crist (6) and Crist, Ford

(September 17)  The Morning Albertan published their take on the batting statistics for Calgary, noting several games missing from the statistics. Shorty Rochon and Ford were the only men to have played in every game during the season. Johnny Donovan was the leading batter with 58 hits in 146 at bats for a .397 average.

Donovan 146 58 .397
Reeves 57 19 .333
Rochon  161 53 .329
Ford 184 55 .299
Moyne 167 42 .251
Crist 116 29 .250
McInnis 52 13 .250
Westerberg 125 30 .240
Watson 134 25 .187

(September 17)    Even with imports from Calgary and Wetaskiwin, Medicine Hat was no match for the Winnipeg Maroons Monday as the Manitoba visitors overwhelmed the home club 22-6. An eight-run first inning put the game on ice before the locals had their first turn at bat.  In the fourth inning, Winnipeg had a 16-0 advantage. Rollie Zeider cracked a triple, two doubles and a single, scoring three times to lead a potent attack. Fitzgerald, Fred Luderus and Sam Meneice each collected three hits and scored three times. Ford, the usual catcher, who started on the mound for Medicine Hat, helped balance his frightful hurling with a four-hit day.  Ralph Terry gave up 11 hits in pitching the win for the Maroons.

Terry (W) and Voss
Ford (L), Barker and Brennan

(September 18)   Winnipeg Maroons outclassed a strong Weyburn nine 13-0 in exhibition play Tuesday in the Saskatchewan community.  Billy Hanrahan knocked out four hits for the Maroons while Jack Bushelman was holding the locals to just three safeties.

Bushelman (W) and xxx
Lang (L), Allen and xxx

(September 19)  With their ninth win in a twelve game tour, Winnipeg Maroons wound up the western swing Wednesday in Moose Jaw with another easy victory, this one 12-1. 

Terry (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(September 28)  The Winnipeg Free Press published the records of Calgary pitchers for the 1906 season.

McCartney 8 2 .800
Crist 18 7 .720
Mullin 5 2 .714
Kinnear 4 3 .571