1915 Manitoba Game Reports      



(July 19)   Aided by six error by the Knights of Pythias, the Catholic Club notched a 9-3 victory Monday in Winnipeg Senior action. The 3-4-5 hitters in the Catholic lineup did most of the damage as each collect two hits. J.Kane and N.Bell had two hits and scored twice while Clem Loughlin had a pair of safeties and a single score. Fred Mowbray punched out a pair of two-baggers for the losers.

N.Bell (W) and F.Chisholm
Jones (L), McLeod (6) and Cuthbert

(July 20)   The game had hardly begun and it was essentially over. The Arenas exploded for eight runs in the first inning and seven more in the second Tuesday to hand Norwood a 16-4 trouncing. The winners did it with just nine hits, two apiece by Ivan Nott, Alex McLennan and Gordon Carl. Norwood made it easy for the Arenas by making seven errors and handing out nine walks. Dave Manson had nine strikeouts in handling the mound work for the Arenas.

Cail (L), Auger (1) and H.May
Manson (W) and Lloyd

(July 22)   Arenas broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the eighth to edge Knights of Pythias 3-2 behind the solid hurling of Avon McDonald who surrendered just five hits with nine strikeouts and no free passes. McLeod took the loss allowing just four hits.

McLeod (L) and Samson
McDonald (W) and Singbush, Lloyd

Granites             7 - 2
Arenas               7 - 3  0.5
Giants               6 - 3  1.0
Catholic Club        3 - 6  4.0
Knights of Pythias   2 - 6  4.5
Norwood              2 - 7  5.0

(July 24)   Riding the solid, seven-hit, pitching of Bert Hessian, the Granites topped Knights of Pythias 5-2. Hessian fanned seven and issued just a single walk. The winners collected nine hits and five walks off McLeod and were helped by five Knights errors. Left fielder Johnson led the Granites with two hits and two runs.

Hessian (W) and Yates
McLeod (L) and Samson, Cuthbert

(July 26)   Knights of Pythias rebounded from an 8-2 deficit to down Norwood 13-9 in a six-inning contest peppered with errors, seven by Norwood. McVey led the winners with a triple and double and two runs scored. Billy Finkill, without an official at bat, scored four times. "Slim"Borwick picked up the win in a relief role.

Auger L) and H.May
McLeod, Borwick (W) (3) and Cuthbert

(July 27)   The Arenas thrilled their fans with an exciting 4-3 victory over the Catholic Club. Trailing 3-1, the Arenas rallied for three in the bottom of the eighth and final inning. Billy Borland and Gordon Carl had two hits apiece for the winners. Dave Manson tossed a six-hitter for the pitching triumph.

Bell (L) and F.Chisholm
Manson (W) and Singbush

(July 28)   In an offensive explosion, the Knights of Pythias whipped the Elmwood Giants 15-10 in a five-inning contest. Knights, who took an 8-0 lead in the second, only to fall behind 10-9 after four, broke loose from six in the final stanza for the win. Right fielder Anderson led an 11-hit attack with a 3-3 effort. McVey added two hits and two runs.

Bingham (W) and McLeod
Shorey (L) and Collier

(July 29)   In an error-filled contest, Arenas and Granites battled to a 7-7 tie. The teams combined to make 18 boots, 10 by the Granites who rallied in the eighth for two runs to knot the score. Sam McCallum punched out three hits for the Curlers.

McDonald and Lloyd
Ross, Morton (4) and Gates

(July 30)   Catholic Club racked up 12 hits Friday to trample the Elmwood Giants 10-3. Tommy Cochrane held the Giants to just five safeties and helped the attack with a double and single. Fulford cracked a triple and single. Neville took the loss. He fanned 11 but walked five.

Cochrane (W) and Chase
Neville )L) and Frank

(August 2)   Green fired a six-hit shutout for the Giants Monday in an 8-0 win over Norwoods. He walked just one and had eight strikeouts. Raymond powered a 10-hit attack for the winners with a double and triple. Carl Franks collected three hits and scored three times. Tommy Shannon also rapped three hits.

Green (W) and Franks
Auger (L) and H.May

(August 3)    Granites stayed atop the league standings taking a 5-2, seven-inning, decision from the Knights of Pythias Tuesday in Winnipeg Senior ball.  Granites broke a 2-2 draw with three runs in the sixth inning for the win.  Shortstop Brock Henry, with two hits and two runs, led the Granites. Bert Hessian and Jake Morton combined to hold the Knights to five hits.

Bingham (L) and Tighe
Hessian, Morton (W) (3) and Yates

(August 4)   In a six-inning contest Wednesday, Knights of Pythias took a 5-2 lead, fell behind 7-5, then rallied with four in the sixth to down Norwood 9-7. Edginton and Bingham combined on a two-hitter for the winners.  Errors were prominent with Norwood booting the ball eight times and the Knights making five miscues. Bingham and Billy Finkill each had two hits for the Knights.

Poucher (L) and Wessels
Edginton, Bingham (W) (5) and Tighe

(August 5)   In a Thursday thriller, Arenas slipped by the Elmwood Giants 1-0 as superb pitching and defense highlighted the day.  Dave Manson got the shutout with a three-hit, nine strikeout performance. Green took the tough loss allowing three safeties and five walks while fanning seven. The lone lone was unearned as Green lost his own game when he made a wild heave to third trying to nab Miller on a steal.

Manson (W) and Lloyd
Green (L) and Franks

(August 6)   With a 7-3 victory over the Catholic Club Friday, the Arenas moved ahead of the Granites in the race for the league pennant. A four-run second inning put the Arenas in the lead for good. They pounded out 12 hits while Brodeur twirled a five-hitter for the win. Gillies and Ron Singbush led the Arenas each with two hits and two scores. Clem Loughlin went 3 for 3 for the losers. Loughlin also had four stolen bases.

Brodeur (W) and Singbush
Cochrane (L) and F.Chisholm

(August 10)   Elmwood Giants crushed the Granites 10-1 Tuesday behind the three-hit pitching of Green. The game was called after just five innings.

Green (W) and McLaughlin
Ross (L), Hessian, Morton and Yates

Arenas              10 - 3  
Granites             9 - 3  0.5
Giants               8 - 6  2.5
Knights of Pythias   5 - 7  4.5
Catholic Club        4 - 9  6.0
Norwood              2 - 10 7.5

(August 12)   In another five-inning game, Granites moved into a tie for first place stomping all over the Norwoods 14-1. They took a 5-0 lead in the first inning and poured it on from there. While they had just seven hits, the Granites were handed nine free passes. Alex Ross held the losers to just three hits.

Ross (W) and Yates
Bibeau (L), Poucher and H.May, Bibeau

(August 14)   Catholic Club handed the Granites a setback Saturday downing the Curlers 4-2. The result puts the Arenas atop the standings (with Norwoods defaulting a game to the Arenas) and the Granites a game back. With his mates playing error-less ball behind him Tommy Cochrane scattered nine hits in going the distance for the pitching win besting Jake Morton, who allowed just six hits. Wilson of the Granites had the big blow, a home run while Chase of the Catholics slammed a triple.

Cochrane (W) and F.Chisholm
Morton (L) and Yates

(August 19)  The league championship may depend upon a replay of a tie game between the Arenas and Granites. The two clubs battled to a 7-7 draw on July 29th.  Granites, with a 10-4 record could tie for the lead with a victory. But the Arenas are objecting to a replay since, at the time, the Granites stated they would not replay the game and the league rules say such a contest would have to be played before the conclusion of the league schedule, which ended on Saturday.

(August 21)  The game, set for today, was called off amid more controversy.


(August 16)   Paulin-Chambers demolished Alaska Bedding 22-4 to captured the championship of the Winnipeg Commercial League. Allan, the sensational shortstop and leadoff man for the winners, was the big noise with the stick rapping five of the 18 hits for Paulin-Chambers.  Jack Merrit hurled a steady game for the champions allowing eight hits and racking up eight strikeouts. In the last of the ninth, Merritt's teammates joined him on the mound to present him with a traveling bag as a token of esteem on the eve of his departure from the city.

Merritt (W) and Savoy
Murray, Wiffen, Larson and Meyers


(August 28)   A five-run fifth inning was enough as Dominion Express defeated Falcons 7-4 at Norwood Park to win the seventh and deciding game of the championship series of the Winnipeg Intermediate League.  First sacker Pat Cann led the winners 12-hit attack with a triple and two singles. Dick Irvin, Chum Irvin and Chuck Tyndall each added a pair. Murphy held the Falcons to eight hits, three by Thor Thorarinson, including a double and triple.

Murphy (W) and C.Irvin
Sigurdson (L) and xxx


(June 1)   With two down in the ninth inning, Biehl lifted a Texas Leaguer back of shortstop to bring in Murphy with the tying run to salvage a 5-5 draw for Virden against the Brandon Maroons. Murphy had two hits, both triples and scored three times to led Virden. Maroons had dominated the game with tens hits and the superb hurling of Happy Cornell who fanned 11 and walked just one. He also picked off four runners at first base. Stoetzel survived the ten hits and racked up 12 strikeouts in handling the mound work for Virden.  Scott powered the Maroons with a home run, single and three scores. Williams had three singles.

Stoetzel and Murphy
Cornell and McInnes

(June 10)  Stoetzel put on a pitching show at Brandon Thursday hurling a three-hitter with 15 strikeouts as Virden shutout the Nationals 7-0. Catcher Murphy led the attack with three hits.

Stoetzel (W) and Murphy
Mummery (L) and Scott

(June 14)   The Brandon Maroons showed no mercy Monday handing the Nationals a 20-3 thrashing as every batter in the Maroons lineup had at least one hit and Matheson, the right fielder, had a glorious day with two triples, a double and two singles, scoring four times. Bill Williams, the first sacker, slammed a home run and two singles. Catcher McInnes added four singles and the second sacker, Burgess, contributed three hits and scored four times. Meanwhile, Happy Cornell held the hapless Nationals to three hits while compiling 11 strikeouts.

Cornell (W) and McInnes
Mummery (L), H.Robinson (4) and Johnson

(June 16)   Virden handed the Brandon Nationals another crushing defeat Wednesday blanking the visitors 12-0 as Stoetzel held Brandon to four hits and struck out 17. He helped spark an 11-hit attack with a triple. Third sacker Warren smacked a double and single, scoring three times.

Stoetzel (W) and Murphy
Mummery (L), Williams and Johnson

(June 19)   In an exhibition match-up at Brandon, the Maroons dumped Carberry 12-5 as Matheson continued his hot hitting with three safeties and McCallum swatted a triple and single. Crawford, on the hill for the winners, yielded just five hits for the win.

Elliott (L) and Muirhead
Crawford (W) and Trumbell

(June 22)   Minto Tournament

(June 24)   A three-run rally in the bottom of the eighth inning salvaged a 5-5 tie for Virden in their battle with the Brandon Maroons Thursday. Burgess smacked a double, triple and single for the Maroons while Warren had two doubles and a single for Virden. Stoetzel racked up 15 strikeouts but yielded 11 hits. Cornell allowed just eight hits and fanned six.

Cornell and Scott
Stoetzel and Murphy

(June 28)  After the Maroons had scored three in the eighth to take a 4-3 lead, Virden roared back with three runs in the ninth to edge Brandon 6-4 in one of the most exciting games of the season.

xxx and xxx
Stoetzel (W) and xxx

(July 1)   Dunrea Tournament  

(July 5)   Brandon Maroons out-hit Virden 12 to 8 Monday but came away with a 9-5 defeat. Catcher Murphy cracked a double and two singles to lead the winners.  Brown had a pair of three-baggers and s single for the Maroons.

Crawford (L) and Scott
Stoetzel (W) and Murphy

(July 8)  The lowly Brandon Nationals surprised first-place Virden Monday racking up a 10-4 victory behind the five-hit pitching of Smith. After falling behind 4-2, Nationals rallied with five runs in the fifth inning to go in front to stay. They pounded out ten hits with Livingston and Robinson each garnering a pair and scoring twice.

Stoetzel (L) and Zeigler
Smith (W) and Johnson  

(July 12)   In a fast game at Boissevain Monday, the home squad topped Brandon Maroons 4-1 before a crowd of nearly 1,000 to take home the $100 purse in the challenge game. Stevenson blanked the Maroons for six innings, allowing just six hits. He struck out eight. Happy Cornell also hurled a six-hitter and compiled ten strikeouts in taking the loss. Shortstop Picton led the winners with a double, single and three runs scored. His infield play was a feature of the game.

Cornell (L) and Reid
Stevenson (W) and Robinson

(July 16)   Brandon Maroons plated a pair in the first inning and went on to a 5-2 win over Wawanesa. Crawford pitched four-hit ball, racking up 11 strikeouts for the win. Bill Williams had two hits and two runs to pace the Maroons. Joe Scott and Burgess each added two safeties.

Marlatt (L) and W.Leachman
Crawford (W) and Scott

(July 20)    Brandon and Boissevain battled to a 3-3 ten inning tie in one of the best games of the season at Boissevain. Happy Cornell and Kerwin both pitched stellar games, each tossing six-hitters.

Cornell and Murphy
Kerwin and Aanas

(July 29)   Virden clinched the Western League championship Wednesday downing Brandon Maroons 6-3 in a six-inning contest. The game was late in starting because of a tournament held in the afternoon. Darkness forced the shortening of the game. With the Maroons ahead 3-2, Virden rally with four runs in the fifth for the victory. Simpson, J.Caldwell and Everitt led the winners each with two hits.

Cornell (L), Crawford and xxx
Stoetzel (W) and Murphy

(August 2)   In exhibition play, Maroons and Wawanesa ended in a 6-6 draw in a seven-inning tilt, cut short by darkness.  Burgess smacked a triple and single for Brandon. H.Sweeney had a double and single for Wawanesa.

Crawford and Jones
Marlatt and Sweeney

(August 5)   Boissevain made the home fans happy with a 5-2 exhibition win Thursday over the Brandon Maroons. A four-run first inning set the stage for the Boissevain victory. Maroons out-hit the home squad 9 to 6 with Joe Scott, Burgess and Smith each with a pair. Shortstop Picton had two for Boissevain.

Cornell (L) and Reid, Jones
Stevenson (W) and Robinson

(August 9)  Crawford had an outstanding effort Sunday tossing a four-hitter with 18 strikeouts in the seven-inning contest as the Maroons crushed the 53rd Regimental team from Sewell 11-3.  Brandon smacked 15 hits including three by Bill Williams and two apiece by Joe Scott, Jones, Burgess, McCallum and Crawford.

Hyatt (L) and Coates
Crawford (W) and Jones

(August 15)  In a near replay of their Sunday contest, Brandon Maroons slugged 15 hits Saturday to dump the 53rd Regiment from Sewell 11-5.  Crawford pitched a five-hitter this time, fanning just ten.  Centre fielder McCallum swung the big bat with two doubles and a single. Burgess cracked a triple and single.

Coggon (L) and Coates
Crawford and Latimer

(August 26)  Catcher Joe Scott punched out three hits and scored three times in leading Brandon Maroons to an 8-2 win over the 78th Battalion from Sewell. Bill Williams added two hits and two runs. Smith and Crawford combined on a six-hitter for the winners.

Bell (L) and Latimer
Smith (W), Crawford (7) and Scott

(August 28)   In a swat-fest at the Athletic Grounds Saturday afternoon, the Maroons end their season on the winning note crushing the 79th Battalion 17-9. Rathwell led the slaughter driving in six runs with a pair of home runs and a triple.  McCallum had a homer and single and Crawford, the winning pitcher, cracked three doubles. Williams added a pair of two-baggers and Burgess came through with a double and two singles. For the soldiers, Hill belted a four-bagger.

Smith (L) and Lloyd
Crawford (W) and Scott




(June 11)  Grandview  7, Valley River  6

(June 14)  Morranville  23, Valley River  21

(June 18)  Grandview  10, Umatilla  10

(June 21)  Morranville  11, Grandview  8

(June 25)  Umatilla  16, Valley River 13

(June 28)  Valley River  10, Morranville  9

(July 5)  Umatilla  11, Valley River  10

(July  12)  Umatilla  10, Morranville  9 

(July 19)  Umatilla  7, Grandview  6

(July 23)  Morranville  11, Grandview  6

Standings          W     L     T      Pct.
Umatilla           4     0     1     1.000
Morranville        3     2     0      .600
Grandview          1     3     1      .250
Valley River       1     4     0      .200


Cypress River



Experiencing a number of disputed games which were not resolved, the league decided in early August that the two-top teams in 1915, the Town and Fingerville, would instead face off in a best-of-seven series for the Soloman Cup. The two finalists had the option of strengthening their teams by picking up players from the other club, the Maroons. The Fingerville Lumber nine, slightly behind the Town squad in the standings when this decision was made, came out smoking in the final series and copped the 1915 championship in four straight games.

(August 4)  Fingerville  5, Town  4

Harrison (L) and Arndt
Betts (W) and Thurston

(August 6)  Fingerville  10, Town  6

Pelletier, Betts (W) and Thurston
Harrison (L) and Arndt, Oulette

(August 9)  Fingerville  8, Town  7

McCaskill, Betts (W) and Thurston
Harrison (L) and Ouelette

(August 11)  Fingerville  15, Town  5

Betts (W) and Thurston
Harrison (L), Rice and Arndt


Dauphin Farmers
Dauphin Plains
Wilson River

Final Standings     W     L      Pct.
Dauphin Plains      7     2     .778
Gartmore            7     2     .778
Wilson River        2     7     .222
Dauphin Farmers     2     7     .222