1916 Manitoba Game Reports      




Final Standings     W    L  GB
Transcona          15 -  9
Arenas             14 - 10  1.0
Catholic Club      13 - 11  2.0
Dominion Express   10 - 15  5.5
Granites            8 - 15  6.5

* No playoffs held.

(June 3)   The 1916 Winnipeg Senior Amateur Baseball season got underway Saturday with a pair of games at Wesley diamond before more than 1,000 fans. Arenas blanked Granites 11-0 and in an even wilder offensive display, Dominion Express doubled up Catholic Club 20-10.

Dave Manson was a pitching star on a day when the hitters dominated. He allowed just four hits and struck out eight with no walks. Second baseman Nott paced a 12-hit attack for Arenas with four singles. He also had three steals. Dave Miller, Johannesen and Singenbush each added three hits. Granites made five errors and gave up seven free passes.

Manson (W) and Singenbush
Shorey (L), Sigurdson (7) and Tighe

The Express cracked out 19 hits in the second game, three apiece by Dick Irwin and Thordarson, to demolish Catholic Club 20-10. Express broke open a tight game with a 12-run outburst in the sixth inning. For the winners, five different players had two hits and two runs. Catcher Herb May had a big game for the losers with a home run and two doubles. Second baseman Ellis added a triple and three singles.

Brodeur (L), Villeroy (6) and H.May
Craig, Frick (W) (6) and C.Irvin

(June 6)   Dave Miller singled in a pair of runs in the seventh inning to give Arenas a 4-3 lead over Transcona to spark a 10-6 victory. After the Railway Towners tied the count with a run in the top of the eighth, Arenas exploded for six in the bottom of the frame to put the game on ice. Arenas had just six hits but were aided by eight walks and two errors. Holmes held the losers to six hits, three by losing pitcher Murray Smith who belted a single, double and triple. Holmes compiled seven strikeouts and walked three in going the distance for the pitching win.

Smith (L) and Darlington
Holmes (W) and Singenbush

(June 9)   Transcona took advantage of sloppy defensive play by Granites to score three runs in the seventh inning to notch a 7-4 victory Friday. Granites took the lead in the first inning plating three markers but Transcona was a little better with four runs in their half of the initial frame. Granites tied it with a run in the fourth. Murray Smith, who relieved in the first, allowed just five hits and racked up ten strikeouts the rest of the way. Bill Miner, Franks and Vineberg each produced a pair of hits for the winners.

Sigurdson (L) and Tighe
Villeroy, Smith (W) (1) and Darlington

(June 10)     Catholic Club managed just five hits but one of them was a homer and the Catholics downed the Arenas 3-1 Saturday in the first game of the Wesley field double-header. Right fielder Lawson poked the four-bagger and Canty pitched solid ball, holding the Arenas to six hits, to pick up the win. He fanned ten and walked two. Bingham twirled a gem for the losers and was the team's top hitter with a double and single.

Canty (W) and Graham
Bingham (L) and Strong

(Later, the league executive ordered the game be replayed after discovering Canty had a pro ball background)

(June 10)   In the second game, Dominion Express fell behind 8-5 in the eighth before a big seven-run rally to topple the Granites 12-8.  Cecil Browne's homer highlighted the late inning outburst. It was one of three hits for the Express first sacker. Dick Irvin rapped four hits and Helgy Bostrom and Chum Irvin each added three safeties.

Shorey, Ross (8) and Tighe
Cochrane (W) and C.Irvin

(June 15)   Dominion Express continued their winning ways with a 10-5 victory at Transcona. 

(June 17)    In the Saturday double-header, Catholic Club and Dominion Express posted runaway victories. Bert Hessian pitched and batted Catholic Club to a 9-1 triumph over the Granites. While holding Granites to a six hits and a single run, Hessian cracked a home run and a single and had two scores. Clem Loughlin added three singles and Tommy Shannon a pair of two-baggers.

Sigurdson (L) and Wilson
Hessian (W) and Graham

(June 17)   Dominion Express plated three runs in the top of the first inning and coasted to a 10-2 victory over the Arenas.  The winners rapped 16 hits while Art Fick held the losers to six hits while pounding out three of his own to help the Express cause. Thordarson also had three safeties

Frick (W) and C.Irvin
Manson (L), Holmes (7) and Strong

(June 20)   Billy McDougall's Granite baseballers broke into the win column Tuesday topping the tough Transcona nine 6 to 4. The teams played scoreless ball until the bottom of the seventh when the Granites, after four losses to start the season, broke loose for four runs. Transcona responded quickly to tie with four runs in the top of the eighth. Granites clinched the game with the pair in the bottom of the stanza. With one out catcher Phil Neil drew a walk and advanced on a throwing error. Pitcher Alex Ross helped win his own game with a a double to score the winner.  A two-bagger by third sacker Gates drove in Ross with an insurance run. 

Smith (L), and Darlington
A.Ross (W) and P.Neil

Dominion Express   4 - 0
Catholic Club      2 - 1  1.5
Arenas             2 - 2  2.0
Transcona          1 - 3  3.0
Granites           1 - 4  3.5

(June 29)  Arenas spotted Granites a 5-1 lead then bounced back with six unanswered markers to post a 7-5 triumph before two-thousand fans at Wesley College diamond. Third baseman Dave Miller led the winners with a triple and two singles. Bingham scattered nine hits in posting the mound win.

Shorey (L), Sigurdson (5), A.Ross  (7) and P.Neil
Bingham (W) and Singenbush

(June 29)   Transcona, playing at home, trounced Catholic Club 10-3 Thursday as winning hurler Murray Smith paced the offense with a triple and single and two runs. Left fielder Franks, who had three hits, scored four times for the winners. Graham had three safeties for Catholic Club. Smith, who allowed eight hits, walked six and fanned 12.

M.Ross (L) and Graham
Smith (W) and Darlington

(July 3)   Catholic Club took a 3-0 after two innings and made it stand up for a 3-2 victory over Transcona at Wesley College diamond Monday.  Three walks by Murray Smith and Clem Loughlin's two-run single in the first inning set the stage for the victory.  They got the eventual winner in the second scoring a run on three hits. Smith then pitched no-hit ball for the rest of the game. Bert Hessian scattered seven hits in pitching the victory. 

Smith (L) and Darlington
Hessian (W) and H.May

(July 4)    Arenas could muster just seven hits Tuesday evening but bunched five of them in the eighth inning to chase in four runs to come back for a 5-3  win over Dominion Express before more than 2,000 fans at Wesley field.  It was the first loss of the season for Dominion. Express took a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the eighth behind the solid pitching of Percy Craig who had allowed just two hits. But, with two out and a runner aboard, Dave Miller rapped a two-bagger to bring in a run and circled the bases himself to tie the game when the Expressmen failed to return a "blocked ball" to the pitcher. Doubles by Fred Mowbray and Schollenberg and an error scored two more for the lead and the win.

Craig (L) and C.Irvin
Manson (W) and Samson

(July 8)   With 1,800 fans looking on the Arenas moved into first place in the league standings with a 5-2 win over the Granites while Catholic Club topped Dominion Express 10-6.  In the opener, centre fielder "Steamer" Maxwell made a gave-saving catch to salvage the win for the Arenas. Leading 4-1 in the eighth inning, Granites loaded the bases and Lefty Shorey, already with three hits, drove one to deep centre for what looked like a home run, but Maxwell made a brilliant catch which allowed just one tally. Each team cracked 11 hits with Ab Samson leading the winners with a double and two singles. Second sacker Gates also had three safeties for the Granites.

Holmes (W) and Samson
Shorey (L) and P.Neil

(July 8)  In the second game, Catholic Club built up an 8-0 lead and hung on for a 10-6 triumph over the Express behind a 12-hit attack.  Tommy Shannon, Clem Loughlin and Dan Cantwell each rapped three. Bert Hessian fired five shutout innings for the winners before weakening in the latter going. He allowed seven hits, walked five and fanned seven.

Hessian (W) and H.May
Cochran (L) Frick (3) and C.Irvin

(July 10)    Transcona jumped into a 10-1 lead but needed to bring in their ace hurler in the ninth inning to end a Dominion Express rally and salvage a 10-9 victory. Murray Smith, who had been in as the Transcona catcher, got the last two outs to end the game after Express had scored four times in the eighth and four more in the ninth. Express out-hit the winners 11 to 9, but made ten errors. Chum Irvin had three hits for the losers. 

Cochrane (L) and C.Irvin
Villeroy (W), Smith (9) and Darlington

Arenas           5 - 2
Catholic Club    4 - 2
Dominion Express 4 - 3
Transcona        3 - 4
Granites         1 - 6

(July 11)    Murray Smith racked up 18 strikeouts Tuesday as Transcona overwhelmed Dominion Express 10-2. Franks, Bill Miner and Lewis, the top of the order for the winners, each cracked two hits.

Smith (W) and xxx
Craig (L) and C.Irvin

(July 13)   Granites scored four times in the first inning but that's all they could do as Catholic Club chipped away for a 5-4 victory. Three runs in the third and one in the sixth tied the count and Catholic Club got the winner in the 8th as Billy Chisholm drew a free pass, stole second and raced him on Wally Roche's drive up the middle. The outcome ruined an outstanding effort by losing hurler Alex Ross who allowed just six hits and racked up 17 strikeouts. Milt Ross, who relieved Bert Hessian in the first inning, pitched shutout ball over the last eight frames for the win.

Hessian, M.Ross (W) (1) and H.May
A.Ross (L) and P.Neil

(July 13)    In a thriller at Transcona, the home club scored a pair with two out in the ninth inning to shade the Arenas 8-7.  Arenas had plated a pair in the eighth to take a 7-6 lead.

Bingham, Manson (L) (3) and xxx
xxx, xxx and xxx

(July 15)   Trailing 6-4 going into the bottom of the eighth inning, Arenas staged a huge rally to plate nine runs in their 13-6 victory over Catholic Club Saturday at the Wesley College diamond.  11 straight batters reached safely in the big inning with all the markers coming with two out.  Stuart Cuthbert, who had a pair of doubles and a single, knocked in three of the eighth inning counters with a double and single. Bill Borland brought in a pair with a triple. Dave Miller, "Steamer" Maxwell and Schollenberg also drove in runs. Losing hurler Milt Ross had three hits for Catholic Club, who out-hit the winners 10 to 9. Dave Manson racked up ten strikeouts in his eight innings for the win. Ross fanned 9 but walked seven, four in the fatal eighth.

M.Ross (L), S.May (8) and H.May
Manson, Holmes (W) (9) and Benson

(July 15)   Hank Sigurdson allowed just four hits and survived five errors to pitch Granites to a 6-3 victory over Dominion Express. Shortstop Jimmy Lawrie paced a 10-hit attack for the winners with a triple and single and three runs. Three others in the lineup, Fred Tinney, Billy Murray and Osborne, each had two hits. Sigurdson walked four and whiffed six.

Sigurdson (W) and Hudson, P.Neil
Frick (L) and C.Irvin

(July 18)   In the best game of the season, Granites edged Transcona 1-0 Tuesday in a sterling pitching match up between Alex Ross and Murray Smith who thrilled the crowd of 1,600 with two-hit performances. The lone run came in the first inning when Billy Murray, who had singled, scored while Smith was throwing to first to nab Fred Tinney. Smith racked up 14 strikeouts, Ross had seven.  Poor base running stopped a Transcona rally in the eighth as Jetty, on second, and Franks, on first, with just one out, successfully worked a double steal as second sacker Gates dropped the throw. However, as the pair scampered for extra bases, Gates pegged to home to get Jetty and Phil Neil relayed to third to catch Franks to end the inning.

Smith (L) and Darlington
A.Ross (W) and P.Neil

Arenas           6 - 3
Catholic Club    5 - 3
Transcona        5 - 5
Dominion Express 4 - 5
Granites         3 - 7

(July 20)   Shortstop Clem Loughlin carried the big stick for Catholic Club Thursday smacking a homer, two-run double and a single in a 13 to 6 victory over Transcona and a share of first place with the Arenas.  The winners rapped 11 hits, with Tommy Shannon, Sid May and catcher McLoughlin each contributing a pair. Bert Hessian held the Railway Towners to six hits, including a triple and single by Lewis.

Hessian (W) and McLoughlin
Villeroy (L), Rondorf (8) and Skelly

(July 21)    After falling behind 6-0 after just two innings, Dominion Express rallied to salvage a 6-6 tie with Transcona Friday evening before some 2,000 fans. Out-hit 12 to 8, Express capitalized on six walks and six Transcona errors to get the draw. They plated three in the eighth after two were already out. Helgy Bostrom drove in two with a hit to left centre and Chum Irvin brought him home with a drive to right.  Transcona loaded the bases in the ninth but failed to score.

Smith and Darlington
T.Cochrane, Frick (3) and C.Irvin

(July 22)  Shutout until the bottom of the ninth inning, Catholic Club broke loose for four runs to salvage a 4-4 tie with the Granites Saturday in the first game of a twin-bill at Wesley field. Hank Sigurdson had a four-hit shutout until weakening in the final frame. He walked three batters and a wild peg to third allowed the first run and a passed ball scored another. Milt Ross was hit by a pitch to re-load the bases and Alex Ross came in to take over for Sigurdson. Clem Loughlin greeted him with a double to bring in two more counters to tie at 4-4. The game was halted after nine to allow the second game to begin. 

Sigurdson, A.Ross (9) and P.Neil
M.Ross and H.May

(July 22)   The Arenas had little trouble with Dominion Express taking a two-run lead in the third and coasting to a 7-1 victory behind the strong pitching of Bingham who surrendered just five hits. Bingham fanned nine and walked just one. Schollenberg and Fred Mowbray led the winners each with two hits and two scores.

Bingham (W) and Benson
Craig (L) and C.Irvin

(July 25)    In one of the most exciting struggles of the season, the Catholic Club edged Granites 3-1 to gain a share of first place with the Arenas, each with seven wins in ten games. Brodeur, up from Intermediate ranks, was solid in just his second game of the season holding the Curlers to three hits. He walked five and fanned just three. Losing moundsman Alex Ross yielded five hits, walked two and had nine strikeouts. Second baseman Ellis knocked in two runs in the first inning to provide Catholic Club with enough for the victory.

Brodeur (W) and McLaughlin
A.Ross (L) and P.Neil

Arenas           7 - 3
Catholic Club    7 - 3
Transcona        5 - 6
Dominion Express 4 - 6
Granites         3 - 8

(July 26)    Dominion Express, down 6-0 after two innings, rallied for seven runs in the fifth inning to down Transcona 8-6 in a six-inning tilt on Wednesday at Wesley field. The game was called because of rain and darkness. Villeroy hurled three scoreless frames for Transcona before giving up a singleton in the fourth as Cecil Brown doubled in Chum Irvin who had walked. Things fell apart in the fourth as Villeroy walked opposing pitcher Percy Craig and gave up singles to Joe Lyons and Thordarson to score two. Helgy Bostrom bunted safely and Chum Irvin was hit by a pitch to load the bases.  Murray Smith relieved and, without a warm-up, walked Cecil Brown to force in the fourth Express run. Two wild pitches allowed two more runs and Brown scampered home on an error with the winner. Another error brought in an insurance marker.

Villeroy, Smith (L) (5) and Darlington
Craig (W) and C.Irvin

(July 28)  In a game to raise funds for the war effort, 3,000 fans turned out at Wesley field Friday evening and chipped in the splendid sum of $150 in the "All Patriotic" contest. Transcona came out on top 8-2 over Catholic Club behind the hurling of Murray Smith, who survived six walks to post the win. The home club had a golden opportunity in the sixth inning loading the bases with just one out but Smith pitched out of trouble with a ground out and a strike out to end the threat. Smith fanned ten.

Smith (W) and Darlington
Hessian (L), Ross (5), Hessian (8), Burvenick (9) and H.May, McLoughlin

(July 30)  Newcomer Tony Burvenick held the heavy-hitting Dominion Express to five hits and an unearned run as Catholic Club notched a 3-1 victory on a wet Wesley diamond.  The lone marker against Burvenick came in the sixth inning when catcher Herb May dropped the ball after Dick Irvin had been trapped between third and home. Catholic Club, helped by Express errors, scored all three of its runs in the fifth inning.  Billy Chisholm punched out three hits to lead the winners. Tommy Shannon added a double and single.

Cochrane (L) and C.Irvin
Burvenick (W) and H.May

(July 31)   Transcona, leading 3-0 at the time, was awarded a forfeit Monday, when the Catholic Club refused to abide by the umpire's decision and withdrew the team from the field. Five innings of fast ball was provided before the break-up occurred. A dispute arose over a tag on a runner at third base. Murray Smith had pitched five innings of no-hit ball when the game was called. He fanned nine and walked three.

Bateman (L) and H.May
Smith (W) and Franks

(August 1)  Robbed in the seventh inning when Granites third baseman Connie Neil stopped a bases-loaded opportunity by the Express by leaping high to nab a line drive, Express rallied for five runs in the eighth to come away with a 7-4 victory, aided by eight errors. Express had just six hits, two by Ernie Stokes. Catcher Phil Neil had three hits for the losers and Connie Neil added a pair. The game was called after eight innings because of darkness.

Craig (W) and C.Irvin
Sigurdson (L) and P.Neil

(August 2)   Behind the sterling mound effort by Murray Smith, Transcona downed the Arenas 5-4. Smith allowed just five hits and racked up 15 strikeouts. He helped at bat as well with two hits. Second sacker Amby Moran led the winners with a pair of doubles.

Smith (W) and Franks
Holmes (L), Manson (3) and Benson

(August 4)   A four-run rally in the eighth stanza brought Granites a 6-2 victory over Transcona Friday at Wesley College diamond.  Billy Murray poked three hits for the winners and Alex Ross added two hits and scored twice. Lewis had three safeties for Transcona, one of them a home run. Villeroy was solid for the first seven innings, racking up 13 strikeouts, before Granites bunched their hits in the eighth in their big outburst. Ross went the distance for the win with two walks and nine whiffs.

A.Ross (W) and P.Neil
Villeroy (L), Smith (8) and Franks

(August 5)   Bert Hessian's long clout brought in Billy Chisholm with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday to give Catholic Club a 5-4 win over the Arenas and sole possession of first place in the league standings. Catholic Club had battled back to tie at 4-4 with a pair in the seventh. Milt Ross held the Arenas to six hits in going the distance for the pitching win.

Bingham (L) and Samson
Ross (W) and H.May

(August 5)   In the second game of Saturday's double-header, Dominion Express scored a pair in the top of the first inning and coasted to a 7-1 triumph over Granites. The winners rapped 11 hits, two apiece by Helgy Bostrom, Chum Irvin, Lee and Alex Irvin.

Craig (W) and C.Irvin
Shorey (L) and J.Gates

(August 7)   Avon MacDonald, of the 144th Battalion, had an easy time Monday in his first start for the Arenas as his mates clouted ten hits and were aided by seven walks and six errors in an 11-2 triumph over the Granites. MacDonald scattered nine hits and struck out eight without a free pass. Billy Borland sparked the winners with a double and a pair of singles.

A.Ross (L) and P.Neil
MacDonald (W) and Samson

(August 8)  Granites and Arenas battled to a 1-1 tie called after six innings as darkness set in. Granites had the early opportunities with the bases loaded with none out in the first inning and runners on first and second in the fifth, but failed to score. Arenas thought they had a run in the third when "Steamer" Maxwell walked, stole second and third and came racing home on a poor peg to the hot corner. Connie Neil, who retrieved the ball, threw home to beat Maxwell, but the catcher dropped the ball and Maxwell walked to the bench. However, pitcher Hank Sigurdson grabbed the ball and tagged Maxwell and the umpire called him out for not touching home plate.

Sigurdson and J.Gates
Manson and Samson

(August 12)   Arenas forged ahead in the Winnipeg Senior Amateur League standings Saturday downing Granites 9-1 while the Catholic Club was dropping a 5-3 decision to the Express. Four timely hits in the initial stanza chased in four runners for the Arenas and three safe blows and several misplays in the field resulted in five more tallies for "Steamer" Maxwell's clan. Pitcher Bingham was in fine form allowing only four scattered hits.

Bingham (W) and Samson
A.Ross (L) and P.Neil

(August 12)   Dominion Express rallied for three runs in the ninth inning to down Catholic Club 5-3. Alex Irvin led off the frame with a scratch hit and Ches Lyons followed with a walk. A double steal got runners to second and third and an error brought in the tying counter. Lee's hit plated the winner and the Express got an insurance run on another misplay in the field. Irvin led the winners with three hits, one a double, and added two stolen bases.

Frick (W) and C.Irvin
Hessian (L) and McLaughlin

(August 14)   In one of the best played games of the season, Transcona edged Dominion Express 3 to 1 Monday at the railway town. Murray Smith won the pitching duel with Art Frick as he fired a three-hitter with 13 strikeouts and just one free pass. The teams battle through five scoreless innings before Transcona plated a pair in the sixth. Lewis started the inning with a triple to centre and scored easily when Smith dumped one back of first. After Bill Miner singled and Smith advanced to third, Transcona got another counter on a double steal. Both teams scored in the seventh.

Frick (L) and C.Irvin
Smith (W) and Gladu

(August 15)   Twenty-five hundred fans crowded the stands and lined the Wesley field Tuesday evening as the Granites held off a late rally by Catholic Club to post a 4-3 victory. The extra large turnout was for "Patriotic" night to raise money for the Red Cross. $98.86 was raised for the war effort.  In addition to the success of the game financially it was a great game for the league in bunching up four of the five teams in the standings. Granites scored three in the fourth and another in the sixth to lead 4-0 going into the eighth and final frame. Fred Tinney knocked in two of the runs and Burgess drove in another with a three-bagger. The fourth scored on a fielder's choice. It wasn't until the eighth that Wally Roche's men managed to break into the run column. Gillis scored two with a triple and came home on a sacrifice fly. They had a chance to tie but Bert Hessian, who reached with an infield hit, was thrown out at the plate.

Brodeur (L), Bateman (5) and Shepard
Sigurdson (W) and J.Gates

(August 16)    Transcona's Murray Smith had another outstanding day on the mound tossing a two-hitter in a 5-1 victory over Dominion Express. Smith, who fanned 11, also was a force on the attack with a double and single, two runs scored and a pair of stolen bases. The contest drew another bumper crowd.

Smith (W) and Gladu
Craig (L) and C.Irvin

(August 17)  Before another large gathering at Wesley Field, the Arenas staged a four-run rally in the seventh and final inning, then held off the Dominion Express in the bottom of the stanza to pull out an 8-7 victory.  Darkness forced the shortening of the contest. With the Express ahead 5-4, winning hurler Bingham started the final frame rally with a single for the Arenas and "Steamer" Maxwell followed with a bunt on which a wild throw to first allowed the runners to advance to second and third. An error on Bateman's high fly to centre allowed both runners to score. Nott drew a walk and a double steal resulted in the third score. Stuart Cuthbert then singled to right to plate the fourth marker and give the Arenas an 8-5 lead. The Express came right back in the bottom of the inning as Thordarson drove in Helgy Bostrom who had walked and Cann's hit brought in Thordarson. But Bingham got Cecil Browne to pop up to end the game.

Manson, Bingham (W) (1) and Samson
Thordarson (L) and C.Irvin

(August 18)  In a five-inning contest, cut short by darkness, the Arenas fought back from a 3-1 deficit to edge Transcona 4-3 scoring two in the fourth and the winner in the top of the fifth. Each team had just four hits. Lewis, of Transcona, had the big blow, a home run.

Holmes (W) and Congalton, Samson, Thorarinson
Auger, Smith (L) (4) and Gladu

(August 18)  Granites blew an early 6-0 lead but rebounded to down Catholic Club 11-6, The winners took a big lead with six runs in the second inning, only to have the home club tie the match with six of their own in the bottom of the stanza. Granites added singletons in the third and fourth and three in the fifth to put the game away while reliever Hank Sigurdson pitched shutout ball the rest of the way. The winners had just six hits but were aided by eight errors by Catholic Club. Billy Murray led the Granites, cracking a pair or two-baggers and scoring twice.

A.Ross, Sigurdson (W) (4) and P.Neil, J.Gates
Bateman, M.Ross (L) (3), Auger (7) and Shepard

(August 19)  The Arenas solidified their hold on first place trouncing Catholic Club 9-0 Saturday. The win extended their lead to three games. Again, large crowds were the order of the day at Wesley diamond for the double-header. Dominion Express whipped Granites 13-0 in the second contest.  Arenas pounded out 13 hits off three hurlers with B. Bateman leading the way with three safeties. "Steamer" Maxwell, Jimmy Congalton and Ab Samson each contributed a pair. Catcher Thorarinson had a triple and scored twice. Dave Manson allowed just five hits in posting the pitching win.

M.Ross, Shannon (L), H.Bateman (4) and Shepard
Manson (W) and Thorarinson

(August 19)  Dominion Express had just seven hits but combined them with nine walks and six Granites errors en route to a 13-0 decision in Saturday's second game. Percy Craig yielded just two hits in pitching eight innings of shutout ball. Alex Irvin hurled the final inning. Lee and Cann each scored three times.

Sigurdson (L), Shorey (4) and Brown
Craig (W), A.Irvin (8) and C.Irvin, Davis

(August 21)   A five-run first inning was enough as Transcona dumped the Arenas 6-2 in a five-inning contest at Transcona. Murray Smith, who scattered six hits in posting another mound triumph, tripled with the bases loaded to account for three of the markers. Smith scored the sixth run when he reached on an error and romped home on Amby Moran's double in the second.

Holmes (L), Bingham (1) and Thorarinson
Smith (W) and Gladu

(August 22)  A three-run rally in the seventh and final stanza carried Catholic Club to a 6-4 win over Dominion Express before 1,800 fans at Wesley college field. The winning run came home on a wild pitch. With Express in the lead 4-3, Tommy Shannon started the Catholic Club comeback with a single, advanced to third and scored the tying run as Wally Roche dropped one into centre field and managed to get all the way to third on a wild peg as the Express tried to nab him at second. He trotted home with the deciding run on a wild pitch. Dan Cantwell counted the insurance run when he was hit by a pitch, stole second, advanced to third on another wild pitch and raced home on Shepard's grounder to short. Ellis led the winners with a double and two singles.

Hessian (W) and Shepard
Craig (L) and C.Irvin

(August 23)   Transcona built up an 8-0 lead Wednesday and cruised to an 8-4 victory over Granites. Again, Murray Smith was a major factor in the win pitching solid ball and cracking a triple and scoring a run. He fanned 11 and walked four. The game was called after six innings. Lewis had two hits for the winners and Bill Miner had Transcona's second three-bagger.

Sigurdson (L) and J.Gates
Smith (W) and Gladu

(August 24)   Catholic Club punched out 12 hits and took advantage of six Express errors Thursday before another big crowd at Wesley field to post a 10-6 victory and move just a half-game back of second place Transcona. Winning hurler Bert Hessian was the leading swatter with three hits. On the mound, he allowed six in the six-inning contest while fanning six and issuing two walks.

Thordarson (L) and C.Irvin
Hessian (W) and Shepard

Arenas           12 -  6
Transcona        12 -  9  1.5
Catholic Club    11 -  9  2.0
Dominion Express  9 - 12  4.5
Granites          6 - 14  7.0

(August 25)   Transcona is just a half-game behind the first place Arenas after crushing the league leaders 9-1 Friday evening as Murray Smith produced both on the mound and at the dish. Smith tossed a seven-hitter, blanking the Arenas until the ninth inning. His timely clouting included a triple, double and two singles. Shortstop Vineberg and first sacker Lewis each added three hits. Smith fanned nine and walked two.

Manson (L), Bingham (3) and Thorarinson
Smith (W) and Gladu

(August 26)   Arenas increased their lead to a full game in the local senior baseball race Saturday rebounding from an 8-2 deficit to crush Dominion Express 17-10 in an error-filled contest. The league-leaders tied the match with six runs in the fifth inning then added four in the sixth and another four in the seventh to salt away the triumph. "Steamer" Maxwell led a 13-hit attack with three hits and three runs. Bateman and Ab Samson each had a pair of safeties and three scores. Centre fielder Lee was best for the Express with three hits, three runs and three stolen bases. Express booted the ball nine times and the Arenas made six errors.

Holmes, Bingham (2), Mowbray (4), Manson (W) (5) and Samson
Craig (L), McGill (8), A.Irvin (9) and C.Irvin

(August 26)   The cellar-dwelling Granites upset the Catholic Club 8-1 to seriously undermine any hopes of the CCs to challenge for the pennant. Hank Sigurdson was outstanding on the hill for the winners allowing just two hits and racking up 11 strikeouts.  He was the star at the plate as well cracking a homer and a single. First baseman Connie Neil slugged a triple and single and scored twice.

Sigurdson (W) and J.Gates
M.Ross (L), Burvenick (3) and Shepard

(August 29)   There's a tie for the lead in Winnipeg senior ball after Tuesday's action as the leading Arenas lost 5-4 to Catholic Club and second place Transcona defeated Dominion Express 4-0. Twenty-one hundred fans were treated to an exciting struggle at Wesley Field which saw the Arenas take a 4-1 lead before Catholic Club got one in the fifth, another in the sixth and two in the seventh for the win.  Bert Hessian was touched for nine hits but was tough in the closing rounds.

Manson (L) and Samson
Hessian (W) and Shepard

(August 29)  At Transcona, Murray Smith twirled one of the best games of the season allowing just one hit and racking up 12 strikeouts in the six inning game as the home club blanked Express 4-0.  Lewis and Gladu each had a pair of hits for the winners.

A.Irvin (L) and C.Irvin
Smith (W) and Gladu

(August 30)   Granites scored three runs in the fourth inning and held on behind the stellar hurling of Hank Sigurdson to topple the Arenas 3-2 and put Transcona atop the circuit by half a game. Sigurdson yielded just two hits and whiffed 14 in the outstanding effort. Trailing 2-0, Granites tied the game on hits by Connie Neil, Bill Murray and Jimmy Lawrie. The winning ran came come on an error.

Sigurdson (W) and J.Gates
MacDonald (L) and Samson

(August 31)  Murray Smith, who tossed a one-hitter on Tuesday, twirled a no-hitter Thursday evening for his 10th win in his last 11 starts as Transcona knocked Catholic Club from the senior league pennant race demolishing the locals 15-0 in action before 2,400 fans at Wesley Field. Smith, in winning his 13th game of the season, set down ten by strikeouts and walked three. Centre fielder Bill Miner and right fielder Jack Skelly each knocked out three hits to lead Transcona's 17-hit assault.  The game was called after eight innings.

Smith (W) and Gladu
Hessian (L) and Shepard

(September 1)  The Arenas remained the hunt for the league pennant trouncing Dominion Express 14-3 Friday to creep to half a game back of Transcona. After spotting the Express two runs in the top of the first inning, Arenas roared back with five of their own in the first then piled it on to romp to the win.  Each team had eight hits, but the Arenas capitalized on eight Express errors and five walks. Second baseman Nott poked a double and single and scored three times. Shortstop Schollenberg cracked a pair of two baggers. Avon MacDonald fanned six in going the route for the winners.

A.Irvin (L) and C.Irvin
MacDonald (W) and Samson

(September 2)   Transcona's munition workers are the champions of the Senior Winnipeg Amateur Patriotic Baseball League thanks to the Catholic Club which downed the Arenas 5-4 Saturday at the Wesley grounds. With the Arenas ahead 4-3 after five innings, Catholic Club won it with a pair in the sixth. Bert Hessian cracked a double to centre field and May brought him home with a two-bagger to left field.  Winning hurler Tony Burvenick sent May to third with single up the middle and, on a grounder by Ellis, May scampered home with the winner.  Catholic Club pounded out 15 hits to just six for the Arenas.  Shortstop Clem Loughlin led the attack with a triple and three singles. Burvenick fanned seven with no walks in going the distance for the win.

MacDonald (L), Bingham (6) and Thorarinson
Burvenick (W) and Shepard

Transcona          15 -  9
Arenas             14 - 10  1.0
Catholic Club      13 - 11  2.0
Granites            8 - 14  5.5
Dominion Express    9 - 15  6.5

(September 5)  In the final game of the regular season, Dominion Express crushed Granite 14-2 Tuesday. A feature of the contest was the grand work of Ernie Stokes who pitched his first game of the season and allowed only four hits to Granite batters. Express batters pounded out 17 hits, three apiece by Lee, Chum Irvin and Alex Irvin. The game was called after six innings because of darkness.

Stokes (W) and C.Irvin, Davis
Sigurdson (L), Shorey (3) and J.Gates


(May 24)   Brandon Maroons got big offensive days from second baseman Burgess and first sacker Bill Williams in edging Virden 10-9 in the opening game of the season. Cold temperatures and high winds made it difficult for the fielders. Burgess hammered two home runs and a triple in four trips to the plate. His second homer went clean through the right field fence, one of the longest blows ever hit on the grounds. Williams cracked a four-bagger and a triple. "Happy" Cornell held Virden to seven hits for the win while Stoetzel gave up ten in a losing cause.

Stoetzel (L) and Anderson
Cornell (W) and Garrison

(June 9)   Before a good crowd at Brandon, the Maroons got revenge Friday for their defeat of a week ago, by downing Wawanesa 8-6. "Happy" Cornell racked up ten strikeouts in hurling the win for the Maroons. He also picked off three runners with quick throws to first base. Crawford rapped a triple and single to lead the winners. Losing hurler R.Sweeney had two hits and two runs for Wawanesa.

R.Sweeney (L) and W.Leachman
Cornell (W) and J.Cloutier


(July 1)   The baseball tournament was the feature at the annual Sports Day at Dunrea. Wawanesa took top money of $75.00 with a 14-11 victory over Minto in the final contest. They had reached the final crushing the host club 20-5 in the opening game. Minto nosed out Chesley 11-8 in the other first round action.  Crawford of the Brandon Maroons hurled both games for Minto.


(July 5)  Wawanesa trimmed Brandon 8-5 to take top money of $100 at the four-team Minto Tournament Wednesday. Wawanesa shaded Minto 7-5 in the opening game downing import pitcher McKay. Case of the Maroons, borrowed by Wawanesa to play first base played a large role in the triumph as he rapped four hits in four trips to the plate.

McKay (L) and xxx
Sweeney (W) and xxx

In the best game of the day, Maroons blanked Riverside 3-0 as "Happy" Cornell allowed just two hits, no walks, and fanned 17 in the seven-inning contest.  Falconer was the offensive hero for Brandon with a bases-loaded triple in the fourth inning to account for all the Maroons' scoring.

E.Campbell (L) and R.Flewett
Cornell (W) and Harkness

Each team had eight hits in the tourney final as Wawanesa built up an 8-0 lead before the Maroons got on the scoreboard in the sixth inning. Shortstop A.Marlatt and winning hurler Sweeney each had a double and single for Wawanesa. Case had a triple and single for Brandon. Sweeney, with his second complete game victory of the day, fanned nine and walked one. Cornell whiffed another seven before being replaced by Crawford. Wawanesa pulled off a triple play with the bases loaded in the fourth inning.  Shortstop Livingstone nabbed a liner, tossed to Crawford at second, who then fired to first to complete the inning-ending play.

R.Sweeney (W) and Leachman
Cornell (L), Crawford and Falconer


(July 12)   In the biggest and best Sports Day in Virden in years, the 184th team from Sewell took top money of $100 crushing Virden 16-6 in the final contest of the eight-team event. "Happy" Cornell of Brandon was a pickup by Virden and won his game 4-1.


Game Results

(June 12)  Town  14, Maroons  2

(June 14)  Town  8, Finger Lumber  0

(June 16)  Maroons  9, Finger Lumber  0   (forfeiture)

(June 19)  Town defeated Maroons – final score not known

(June 21)  Town  13, Finger Lumber  4

(June 26)  Finger Lumber  13, Maroons  7

(July 10)  Town 22, Finger Lumber  2

(July 12)  Town  15, Maroons  12

(July 21)  Town  18, Maroons  15

(July 24)  Town  10, Finger Lumber  8 

(July 26)  Town  13, Finger Lumber  3

(July 31)  Town  14, Maroons  9

Best-of-three series for $200 purse

(August 11)  All-Stars  4, Town 3

(August 14)  Town  12,  All-Stars  6

(August 17)  Town  10, All-Stars  7


(June 30)  The Pas  6, Pleasantdale  0

Harrison (W) and Rutledge
Stewart (L), Moss and A. Young

(July 1)  The Pas  7, Pleasantdale/Pleasant Valley/Melfort Combines  2

Harrison (W) and Rutledge
Moss (L) and Leipert

(July 15)  Melfort Tournament

The Pas  7, Pleasant Valley  3

Redman (L) and Leipert               
A. Pelletier (W) and Thurston

Melfort  8, The Pas  4

Harrison (L) and Thurston
Crawford (W) and Rutledge