Western Canada Snapshots 1910     

Lethbridge trio


The Medicine Hat News, May 19, 1910, featured some front page baseball photos including this one of the Lethbridge Miners' trio of Manager Eugene Cox, pitcher Englebretson and pitcher Phil Lezie.

The regular season ended in controversy. 

First, the Edmonton Eskimos tried to pull a fast one scheduling a triple-header with Lethbridge, but restricting each game to five innings.  The Esks won all three 8-1, 5-0 and 3-0. Two of the wins were later scrubbed by the commissioner.

The issue was so prominent, the Calgary Herald ran a front page cartoon showing the Miners handing over wins to the Eskimos. [Calgary Herald, August 31, 1910, front page]

Then Calgary was determined to host all the playoff games and refused to travel to Edmonton.  While the debate raged on, the players left for home and the league thought it best to split the championship.

Front page cartoon

Dan BittingJohn CooperJocko HartfordHenry Hinrichs

Above, left to right - Brandon shortstop Dan Bitting, catcher John Cooper, Jocko Hartford, lefty hurler Henry Hinrichs.  

Dan RingCecil ThompsonBill MorrowLefty Woods

Far left, Brandon right-handed pitcher Dan Ring, first baseman Cecil Thompson (middle) , Brandon manager Bill Morrow (right).

Clarence Duggan Wally SmithEd Geehan

Left to right - Calgary Bronchos Clarance Duggan (left), Wally Smith (centre), Eddie Geehan (right).

Bill CarneyHenry HinrichsSam Davidson

Bill Carney. Calgary, lefty pitcher Henry Hinrichs, Winnipeg (centre) and Medicine Hat catcher Sam Davidson.

Jack BeattyDucky HolmesHeine Krueger

Left to right  above - Winnipeg's Jack Beatty, Ducky Holmes, William/Heinie Krueger

Larry Piper  Frank Roche  Henry Rossbach

More Maroons - Outfielder Larry Piper, Frank Roche (local player who tried out with the team), pitcher Henry Rossbach.

Arch AndersonDow VanDine










Left - Maroon's catcher Arch Anderson and (right) Dow VanDine also of the Winnipeg Maroons.

Moose Jaw opener

Above & below - the season opener in Moose Jaw, May 5, 1910 which followed a parade through downtown Moose Jaw. Photos courtesy Moose Jaw Public Library.

Moose Jaw opener

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