1919 Game Reports Vancouver

1919 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1919 BC Interior 
1919 Vancouver Island   


Arnold & Quigley
Greys (disbanded in July)

1919 Final Standings  *      W     L      GB
Wallaces                    14     7    
Centrals                    13     8     1.0
Arnold & Quigley             8    13     6.0   
Coughlan’s                   7    14     7.0

* all games involving the defunct Greys team were thrown out of the standings


(April 26)   In the season opener, Arnold and Quigley scored a pair in the first inning and that was enough as they shaded Coughlans 3-1 Saturday behind the four-hit hurling of Corbett who whiffed seven and walked just one. Shortstop Watters and second sacker Ralston led the winners each with two hits. Lorne Foley, catcher for the Coughlans, belted a homer for his team's only run.

McConchie (L) and Foley
Corbett (W) and N.Ewart

(April 30)   Ira Brethour, twirling for the Centrals, shutout Arnold & Quigley 4-0 Wednesday in Commercial League action. He allowed just three hits and a walk while fanning 12. Playing manager Syd Whyte provided enough for the victory with a two-run single in the fourth. On a double-steal, Whyte came home with the third run. They added the final marker in the sixth on a run-scoring single by Pascoe.

Brethour (W) and Whyte
Davies (L) and Ewart

(May 3)  Coughlans trounced The Greys 9-0 Saturday afternoon. McConchie held the Greys to four hits while Ernie Paepke, the Coughlans shortstop belted a pair of doubles.

Sparks (L) and Westwood
McConchie (W) and D.King

(May 5)   Tat Larson pitched and batted Wallaces to a 5-1 win over Arnold & Quigley Monday at Athletic Park holding A&Q to seven hits while leading the winners with two hits and two scores. Catcher N. Ewart had three safeties for the losers.

Larson (W) and Wyard
Choate (L), Corbett and N.Ewart

(May 7)   Ira Brethour held Coughlans to four hits Wednesday as Centrals romped to a 7-1 victory. The big left-hander fanned nine and walked one. The only run against him was unearned.

Brethour (W) and Whyte
McConchie (L) and Foley

(May 10)   There were runs aplenty in Saturday's Commercial League double-header at Athletic Park. In the opener, Arnold & Quigley crushed The Greys 17-7 behind a 19-hit attack. Holt, Solloway, Harry Wilson and A.Ewart each had three hits. Ewart scored four times and Wilson crossed the pan on three occasions.

Davis (W), Corbett (6) and Ewart
McDonald (L), Johnston (7) and Westwood

In the second game, Wallaces took over the lead in the standings by edging the Centrals 5-4 as Tat Larson hurled a four-hitter for the winners.

Brethour (L) and Whyte
Tat Larson (W) and Wyard

(May 12)   Wallaces remained unbeaten in Commercial League play Monday downing Coughlans, the 1918 league champions 5-1.  The Larsons turned the trick for the North Shore nine. Heinie Larson, recently home from the front, was on the firing line for the Wallaces and impressed with a three-hit performance. His brother Rudolf "Skinny/Tat" Larson, was on the receiving end and between them had the False Creek shipbuilders thoroughly tamed.

H.Larson (W) and R.Larson
McConchie (L), St. Clair and Foley

(May 17)   Wallaces managed just three hits off Centrals ace Ira Brethour but registered a 4-1 victory Saturday at Athletic Park. A wild peg by Brethour in the first inning and an error by first baseman Pascoe helped Wallaces to notch all four markers in the top of the first inning. It was the fifth straight win for Wallaces. Larson allowed just five hits in twirling for the win.

Larson (W) and Wyard
Brethour (L) and Whyte

(May 19)   In a game with plenty of offense, Coughlans slipped by Arnold & Quigley 8-6 Monday in spite of being out-hit 13 to 11. Clarence Sabourin led the attack with a homer and single. McConchie, who racked up 12 strikeouts went the distance on the hill for the winners. He also helped at the plate with two hits.

Richardson, Corbett (7) and N.Ewart
McConchie (W) and D.King

(May 21)   Wallaces ran roughshod over The Greys Wednesday, 17-3 scoring in all but one inning. Tat Larson cruised to the easy win scattering eight hits. Wallaces had only ten hits, but were issued nine free passes, had four hit batsmen and capitalized on six errors by The Greys. Rogers rapped three hits while McConvey had two safeties and scored four times.

Cronin (L), Scott, MacDonald and King
Tat Larson (W) and Wyard, Somerville

(May 28)   The shipbuilders continued their winning ways Wednesday in Commercial League play crushing Arnold & Quigley 13-3, taking advantage of eight errors. Centre fielder Dawson led the winners with a triple, double and single, scoring three times. McConvey, the third sacker, chipped in with two hits and three runs. Rudolf "Tat" Larson held the clothiers to five hits and fanned seven.

Choate (L), Corbett (5) and Ewart
R.Larson (W) and Wyard

(June 2)   With a two-run rally in the eighth inning, Centrals edged Coughlans 4-3. Tom Jardine's clean single to centre brought in both runs to hand the pitching win to Ira Brethour.

St.Claire (L) and Foley
Brethour (W) and Whyte

(June 5)    Commercial League executives have decided to suspend The Greys franchise for the rest of the season and continue to operate the league with just four clubs.

(June 6)   Coughlans, the 1918 champions, handed Wallaces their first defeat of the season Friday trimming them by a count to 3-2. Clever base running by Ernie Paepke, followed by timely hitting won the game for Coughlans. Paepke, the shortstop, registered four steals and scored all three runs. St. Clair was the winning pitcher giving up four hits and five walks. Art Gourlay, the loser, also yielded just four hits.

St.Claire (W) and D.King
Gourlay (L) and Rogers

(June 7)   Arnold & Quigley escaped with a 9-9 draw with Coughlans Saturday in spite of a horrible day in the field, making 13 errors. Jimmy Ralston at second base make five miscues.

McDonald, Choate and Holt
Watts and D.King

(June 9)   Bouncing back from a poorly played contest Saturday, Arnold & Quigley whipped Centrals 7-1 behind a strong mound effort by newcomer Storme who fanned eight and walked just one.

Brethour (L) and Whyte
Storme (W) and Holt

(June 11)   Rebounding from their first loss of the season, Wallaces put another in the win column shading Centrals 3 to 2. A wild peg by catcher Buchanan in the eighth inning, trying to nab Rogers off first base, paved the way for the victory.  The three hitters at the top of the Wallace lineup, Manson, Wyard and McConvey each had two hits. Tat Larson fired a three-hitter for the win, walking just one and whiffing nine. Ira Brethour, the losing hurler, also had nine strikeouts.

Brethour (L) and Buchanan
Tat Larson (W) and Wyard

(June 13)   With their seventh win in eight games, Wallaces continued to dominate the Commercial League. Friday, it was a 7-4 triumph over Coughlans. Art Gourlay was the mound winner.

Gourley (W) and Wyard
St.Clair (L), Robertson and W.Blockberger

(June 16)   Third baseman Kent collected a home run and a single in leading Centrals to a 5-2 win over Arnold & Quigley. Ira Brethour scattered eight hits in going the distance for the winners.

Choate (L) and N.Ewart
Brethour (W) and Whyte

(June 18)   The powerful Wallaces nine punched out 11 hits Wednesday at Athletic Park in a 7-4 victory over Coughlans. Rogers, Bacon and Squair each had two safeties. One of Rogers blasts was good for three bases. Winning pitcher Tat Larson had a double. 

McConchie (L), McMahon (4) and W.Blockberger
Tat Larson(W) and Wyard

(June 21)   The Saturday twin-bill in the Commercial League saw first place Wallaces trounce Arnold & Quigley 12-1 while Centrals nipped Coughlans 4-3.  In the opener, Wallaces pounded out ten hits and capitalized on seven opposition errors.  Larson tossed a five-hitter for the win.  In the second game Ira Brethour fired a three-hitter to win for Centrals.

Larson (W) and Somerville
Choate (L), MacDonald, Wilson and Holt

Robinson (L) and W.Blockberger
Brethour (W) and Whyte

(June 23)   Centrals battled back from an early 3-0 deficit to top Arnold & Quigley 6-5 Monday.  After notching a singleton in the fourth, Centrals rallied for four runs in the fifth and added one in the eighth for the win. Lorne Lowry celebrated his return to the league hurling a neat three-hitter for the winners. His control was ragged, allowing five walks, but fanned eight. Right fielder "Dutch" Eckhart led Centrals with two hits and two scores.

Robinson (L) and Holt
Lowry (W) and Whyte

(June 25)   Arnold & Quigley went down to their fourth straight defeat Wednesday dropping a 5-2 decision to Coughlans.  Ernie Paepke, the second sacker, cracked a pair of hits, scored three times and had a stolen base to lead the winners.

Hastings (W) and W.Blockberger
Choate (L) and Holt

(June 26)   It was a heart-breaker for the Centrals' Ira Brethour Thursday at Athletic Park. The star port-sider pitched a no-hit game but came away with a loss as his own wild pitch resulted in the game's only run. The league-leaders, Wallaces, were victorious, 1-0.  In the sixth inning, Bacon was hit by a pitch, stole second and went to third on an infield out and romped home as Brethour heaved a wild one.  Larson was almost as good for Wallaces allowing just two hits. Brethour walked one and racked up eight strikeouts.

Larson (W) and Blochberger
Brethour (L) and Buchanan

(June 30)    Helped by four Coughlans errors, three by third baseman Wintemute, Arnold & Quigley went home with a 6-1 triumph Tuesday. Camille Delcourt was on the hill for the clothiers and scattered eight hits, walked one and fanned eight. Third sacker Lindsay punched out three hits for the winners and Harry Wilson, Jimmy Ralston and "Casey" Clarke each contributed a pair.

McMahon, Robinson, McConchie, F.King and W.Blockberger
Delcourt (W) and Holt

(July 1)   In exhibition games on the Island, Wallaces of Vancouver captured both games of Tuesday's July 1st double-header crushing Canadian Collieries 14 to 3 in the morning game and nipping the Foundation nine 5 to 4 in 10-innings the afternoon.  Ira Brethour sailed through the morning contest going the route to pick up the win. In the afternoon affair, Larson for Vancouver and Jimmy Holness for the local shipbuilders put on a solid display of mound work.

Brethour (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

Larson (W) and xxx
Holness (L) and xxx

(July 2)   The Centrals met a hard snag Wednesday when they journeyed up to the Fifth Avenue ball park to take on the supposedly slow Coughlan nine. However, it was the Coughlans who rapped 11 hits and came away with a 6-4 victory, in spite of six errors. Wintemute tossed a seven-hitter for the winners.  In addition to the 11 hits, Lorne Lowry walked seven and hit two batters.  Lorne Foley, playing first base, led Coughlans belting a triple and two singles. McFarlane added three one-baggers.

Wintemute (W) and W.Blockberger
Lowry (L) and Whyte

(July 3)   In the biggest upset of the season, the tail-end clothiers of Arnold & Quigley knocked off the league-leading Wallaces 15-9 Thursday to creep into a tie with Coughlans for third place.  Arnold & Quigley rapped 13 hits, were issued six walks and were further helped as Wallaces booted the ball eight times,. "Stubby" Jolliffe, the shortstop, made four errors. Catcher N. Ewart belted a double and single, stole three bags and scored twice for the winners. Holt, "Casey" Clarke, Wilson and winning pitcher McWhinnie each had two hits. Rogers of Wallaces was the game's top hitter cracking a triple, double and two singles.

McWhinnie (W) and N.Ewart, Holt
Gourlay (L) and Somerville, Rogers

Wallaces         10 - 2
Centrals          6 - 6  4.0
Coughlans         4 - 8  6.0
Arnold & Quigley  4 - 8  6.0

(July 5)   They did it again. Victors over Wallaces on Thursday, Arnold & Quigley repeated the formula Saturday, taking down the league-leaders 8 to 2.  Wallaces, with eight errors Thursday, made another seven in Saturday's contest.  Camille Delcourt fired a three-hitter for the winners. He walked four and racked up ten strikeouts.

Delcourt (W) and Ewart
Larson (L), Gourlay (8) and Rogers

(July 7)   On Monday, it was Coughlans turn to wallop Wallaces, handing the league-leaders their third consecutive loss. A five-run fifth inning secured the win for Coughlans who rapped 21 hits with every batter in the lineup getting at least one safety.. Right fielder Silverton smacked three doubles. McFarlane, the left fielder also had three hits and two scores. Catcher Walter Blockberger added four singles. Ernie Paepke, who had a triple and single, scored three times.

Wintemute (W) and W.Blockberger
Gourlay (L), H.Larson (6) and Wyard

(July 9)   On Wednesday, the Wallace shipyard team went down to their four consecutive defeat, this time 8-0 to the Coughlans. Joe Hastings fired a two-hit shutout while his mates collect eight hits and three walks off Larson. Catcher Walter Blockberger paced the winners with a triple and single while Silverton added a double and single and Lorne Foley had two singletons.

Hastings (W) and W.Blockberger
Larson (L) and Wyard

(July 10)  Walter Blockberger, the Coughlans catcher, continued his hot hitting cracking a pair of doubles and a single in a 5-1 victory over Centrals. Joe Hastings held Centrals to five hits in going the distance for the pitching win. Coughlans had nine hits off Lorne Lowry.

Lowry (L) Whyte
Hastings (W) and Blockberger

Wallaces         10 - 5
Coughlans         7 - 8  3.0
Centrals          6 - 7  3.0
Arnold & Quigley  5 - 8

(July 11)   Catcher Syd Whyte slammed a ninth-inning double to score two runs to give Centrals a come-from-behind 9 to 8 win over Arnold & Quigley. With the victory, Centrals moved into second place just 2 1/2 games back of Wallaces.  Centrals had jumped into an early lead with three runs in the first inning, but the clothiers responded with four runs in the second and another three in the top of the fourth. Centrals battled back to tie with four of their own in the bottom of the frame only to see Arnold & Quigley take the lead with a singleton in the sixth. Centrals rapped 11 hits, three each by first baseman Blair Jardine and right fielder "Dutch" Eckhart. Jack Andrews had a triple, single and three runs scored.

McWhinnie, Delcourt (L) (5) and Holt
Brethour (W) and Whyte

(July 14)   Wallaces lead atop the Commercial League standings is down to a game-and-a-half after the shipyard  crew dropped their fifth straight contest, 3-2 to Centrals Monday night as Ira Brethour bested Tat Larson in a mound duel.  Brethour had a shutout until the ninth when Wallaces broke through for their only scores. Third baseman Kent led the winners with a double and single and two scores.

Brethour (W) and Whyte
Tat Larson (L) and Wyard, Rogers

(July 16)   A ninth-inning rally brought Arnold & Quigley a 5-4 win over Coughlans. Harry Wilson, the first baseman, led off with a double and scored on Stewart's clean drive to centre field. The game produced 24 hits, 13 by the losers. Paul Tatman had two doubles and a single in a losing cause. Camille Delcourt survived 13 hits and four walks to pick up the win before one of the largest crowds of the season.

Hastings (L) and W.Blockberger
Delcourt (W) and Holt

(July 17)  Centrals moved to within a game of the league lead Thursday with a 5-3 win over Arnold & Quigley. Ace hurler Ira Brethour scattered nine hits in going the distance for the win. "Dutch" Eckhart slugged a triple and single and scored twice for the winners. Catcher Syd Whyte also had two hits. Harry Wilson was outstanding in relief for the losers, giving up just two hits in six and two-thirds innings.

Brethour (W) and Whyte
Choate (L), Wilson (3) and Holt

(July 18)  Wallaces got two gift runs in the first inning on a fielder error and a bad peg to the plate and went on to a 7 to 2 win over Coughlans to snap a five-game losing streak. Catcher Harry Richardson turned out for Wallaces and caught a good game as well as cracking a three-bagger. Tat Larson gave up 12 hits but managed to go the distance for the win. Six errors hurt Coughlans.

Tat Larson (W) and Richardson
Hastings (L) and W.Blockberger

(July 21)   Coughlans and Centrals battled to a 2-2 tie in an outstanding 12-inning contest Monday at Athletic Park. The game was called on account of darkness. Ira Brethour of the Centrals and Robertson of the shipbuilders put on an outstanding display of pitching. Centrals had a 2-1 lead in the final frame but Coughlans managed three straight hits to bring in the tying marker.

Robertson and Blockberger
Brethour and Whyte

Wallaces         11 - 6
Centrals          9 - 7   1.5
Coughlans         7 - 10  4.0
Arnold & Quigley  6 - 10

(July 22)  Macfarlane of Coughlans is the batting leader in the Vancouver Commercial League with an average of .428, more than 20 points ahead of teammate Silverton, who sits at .406 and, a third Coughlans representative, Walter Blockberger, at .375. Ernie Paepke of Coughlans tops the scorers with 15 runs and is tied for the lead in stolen bases with Bacon, each with 14.

(July 23)   Tat Larson fired a five-hit shutout Wednesday as Wallaces increased their league lead to two games with a 3-0 decision over Arnold & Quigley. Larson fanned eight and walked one. Third baseman Manson bashed a triple and single for the winners.

Delcourt (L) and Holt
Tat Larson (W) and Richardson

(July 24)  Centrals kept pressure on first place Wallaces running roughshod over Arnold & Quigley. They pounded out 13 hits in an 11-2 victory. "Dutch" Eckhart, the right fielder, led the winners with three hits, three runs and two stolen bases. Jack Andrews and Tom Jardine each contributed two hits and two runs. Lorne Lowry scattered eight hits in going the distance for the mound triumph. One of the hits against him was a homer by "Slim" Stewart, one of three hits for the left fielder.

Lowry (W) and Whyte
Wilson (L), Neilson (8) and Holt, Morden

(July 26)  Centrals are just a game out of first place after a 5-2 victory over Coughlans Saturday. A three-run fourth inning proved decisive for the Centrals who got seven-hit pitching by Ira Brethour.

Brethour (W), Lowry and Buchanan
Robertson (L) and Blockberger

(July 28)   The streaking Centrals are just a half-game behind Wallaces after winning their sixth consecutive game Monday, 7 to 2 over Arnold & Quigley.  Centrals rapped ten hits while "Dutch" Eckhart held the clothiers to five safeties.

Delcourt (L) and Holt, Morden
Eckhart (W) and Whyte

Wallaces         12 - 6
Centrals         12 - 7   0.5
Coughlans         7 - 11  5.0
Arnold & Quigley  6 - 13

(July 30)  Arnold & Quigley edged Coughlans 4-3 as Camille Delcourt was tight in the pinches to best Joe Hastings Wednesday in Commercial League play. Sid Elmer, R.Solloway and Harry Wilson each produced two hits for the winners.

Delcourt (W) and Holt
Hastings (L) and Stevenson

(August 1)   The battle for first place in the Commercial League produced a sterling pitchers' duel which ended in a scoreless tie when the game was called after nine innings as darkness set in.  Ira Brethour twirled a three-hitter for Centrals and Tat Larson, a four-hitter, for Wallaces which had the bases loaded on one occasion and failed to score and had runners on second and third in the third and did not bring in a run. With the tie, Wallaces remain a half-game ahead of the Centrals.

Brethour and Whyte
Tat Larson and Richardson

(August 4)   There's a new leader in the Vancouver Commercial League. Centrals upended Wallaces 3-0 Monday to move a half-game ahead of the shipyard crew. Syd Whyte, the Centrals playing manager, went into the box and produced a two-hit shutout. Centrals got all three runs in the sixth inning. Buchanan was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning and was sacrificed to second.  A wild throw to try and nab him at the keystone sack resulted in Buchanan racing all the way home with the first marker. Macken, who reached on an error, stole second and romped home on Ernie Woods' liner to right field. Woods scored on another error.

Davis (L) and Richardson
Whyte (W) and Buchanan

(August 5)   Wallaces gained a share of first place Tuesday blanking Coughlans 4-0 behind Tat Larson's four-hit , 10 strikeout pitching. Larson helped the attack with a double and single. Ted Blochberger cracked a triple and single. Holt had a double and single for the losers.

Tat Larson (W) and Richardson
Robinson (L), Wintemute and Stevenson

(August 6)   In the showdown for first place, Wallaces took over the top rung Wednesday with a 7-4 win over Centrals. Wallaces rapped 11 hits, three by first sacker Rogers and two apiece by Wyard and Ted Blochberger. Bacon allowed just six hits in posting the win.

Whyte (L) and Buchanan
Bacon (W) and Richardson

(August 7)  On the final day of the regular season, Arnold & Quigley shoved Coughlans into the cellar crushing the ship builders 11-1 with an 18-hit attack, including three-baggers by Camille Delcourt, Harry Wilson and "Casey" Clarke. Sid Elmer, Clarke and Delcourt each rapped three safeties. Delcourt went the first five innings for the winners allowing just two hits and fanning nine.

Delcourt (W), Ralston (6) and Holt
Wintemute (L), Tatman and Stevenson, Bacon

Playoff finals  (best-of-five)  Centrals vs Wallaces

(August 13)  Darkness wiped out a three-run outburst by the Wallaces in the top of the eighth inning which would have tied the game and, instead, with the score reverting to 8 to 5, the Centrals were awarded the opening game of the Commercial League finals. It is likely that the game will be replayed as an attempt to play the bottom of the eighth inning failed when the original base umpire, substituting behind the dish after the initial plate arbiter had left the diamond, called the contest off for the second time after two Central Club batters had been retired. Tommy Jardine had four hits for the Clubbers including a triple and a double.

Davis (L), R. Larson (3) and Richardson
Brethour (W) and Whyte

(August 15) With league officials throwing out the result of the August 13th game, the Wallaces responded by grabbing the official first contest of the league finals, dropping the Centrals 8 to 6. After scoring four times in the top of the eighth frame to knot the count at 6 – 6, the Clubbers let the game get away in the bottom of the same canto when a two-out throwing error allowed the Shipyarders to plate a pair. Outfielder Macken of the Centrals was the offensive star of the skirmish, drilling a trio of base swats and swiping a pair of bases.

Lowry, Clayton (L) (6) and Whyte
R. Larson (W) and Wyard 

(August 18)  The Central Club and the Wallace Shipyards pastimers battled to a ten-inning 1 – 1 stalemate at Athletic Park. The North Shore Shipyarders were the first to score when leadoff hitter Stubby Joliffe walked in the opening frame, stole second and came all the way around to touch home plate when Central heaver Ralph Clayton unloaded an errant pick off peg in an attempt to catch him off the keystone bag. The Clubbers evened it up in the third when Kent singled, advanced on a sacrifice and scored on Clayton’s one-bagger. Second sacker Bill Giguere of the Wallaces along with the Centrals’ Clayton and Kent, all stroked a brace of base knocks. 

Gourlay and Richardson
Clayton and Whyte

(August 20)  Pitcher Lorne Lowry fired a no-hitter as the Centrals downed the Wallaces 4 to 1 at Athletic Park to square their series with the Shipyarders at a game apiece. The Clubbers led from the fourth inning on after Tommy Jardine’s double drove in the initial counter. Outfielder “Dutch” Eckhart led the winners at the dish, slapping out three singles. Shortstop Jack Andrews had a triple and one-bagger.

Lowry (W) and Whyte
R. Larson (L) and Richardson

(August 22)  The Centrals were blanked 5 to 0 as Wallace chucker “Heinie” Larson tossed an efficient five-hitter in gaining the knoll nod. The North Shore Shipbuilders came roaring out of the gate and grabbed a 2 to 0 lead, thanks to Rogers’ two-run triple, after their initial turn at bat. Ted Blochberger doubled and singled for the winners while Syd Whyte slammed a triple and one-bagger for the Clubbers. 

H. Larson (W) and Richardson
Brethour (L), Lowry (7) and Whyte 

(August 23)  The Wallaces captured the 1919 Vancouver Commercial Baseball League pennant at Athletic Park, turning back the Centrals 7 to 6 in a 12-inning struggle. The North Shore troupe had a distinct 17 to 7 margin in base hits but it took a double by Jack Wyard, his fourth two-bagger of the fracas, to drive in outfielder Manson in the third extra frame with the winning counter. Manson also picked up a single to come away with a five-hit production at the plate. Art Gourlay pitched the entire twelve frames for the Shipbuilders. Manson and R. “Tat” Larson, holding down the hot corner job in this skirmish, both finished the game with three base blows, two of Manson’s being doubles while a pair of Larson’s going for triples. The Wallace tribe will now face the winner of the City League finals for the overall senior Vancouver crown.

Clayton, Lowry (L) (8) and Whyte
Gourlay (W) and Richardson

(September 6)   Ernie Paepke, the playing manager of the Coughlan club, has been selected as the league's Most Valuable Player. Paepke handled mainly shortstop or second base for the team this summer. The award was made by a special committee of the Commercial League.


Grandview/McLean Park (franchise transferred from Grandview to McLean Park in early June. McLean Park in turn dropped out of league in mid June)
Vancouver Province
Vancouver Sun
Vancouver World

 * Vancouver Sun – first-half 1919 City League pennant winners in which no playoffs were involved

Second-half final standings      W     L      Pct.
Vancouver Sun                    6     1     .857
Coughlan’s                       5     2     .714
Vancouver Province               3     3     .500
Reginas                          2     5     .286
Vancouver World                  1     6     .143


(April 29)   Before a large and enthusiastic crowd, the City Baseball League opened Tuesday night at the Powell Street grounds as The Sun, the morning newspaper, topped The Province 11-7. Second baseman Bradbury led the winners with a triple, single, two runs and a stolen base. Jimmy Farquhar, The Sun's third baseman, had just a single but scored four times and racked up six steals. The teams combined for 19 errors, 11 by The Sun. Right fielder Roblin of The Province flubbed a fly ball with the bases loaded. "Jit" Lewis managed to go the distance for the pitching win.

Cook (L), Smitheringale and Crowe
Lewis (W) and Stewart

(May 1)   Grandview built up an 8-1 lead then held off a late rally by Coughlans Thursday to chalk up an 8-4 victory. Each team had seven hits. Quirt went 2 for 2 with two runs for the winners.

Bethune (W) and Jeffers
Joe Brown (L) and Speare

(May 6)  Jerry Thurston held Grandview to five hits Tuesday as The Sun got a 7-0 shutout at the Powell Street grounds.  Phillips and Bill Shaver each had two hits for the winners.

Stickney (L) and Slevin, Kerr
Thurston (W) and Masi

(May 8)   A lack of baseballs forced the shortening of Thursday's game between The Province and the Reginas. The contest was called in the last of the sixth with the Reginas batting with one out and the The Province leading 2-1. A league meeting is to decide if the score will stand or if the game will be continued at a later date.

Ternan and Callahan
Malley and Monk

(May 9)  The game between the Reginas and The Province has been ruled a 1-1 tie and will not be replayed unless it should affect the league standings at the end of the season.

(May 9)    Coughlan Shipyard topped The Daily World 5-3 in the newspaper nine's first action of the season. Winning pitcher Lewis and Baden Esplen for The World each gave up six hits.

Lewis (W) and Allison
Esplen (L) and Phillips

(May 13)   The Province baseballers roared out of the gate with five runs in the first inning and romped to a 12-5 win over Grandview Tuesday in City League action at the Powell Street grounds. Grandview out-hit the winners 9 to 8, but booted the ball six times to create opportunities for the newspaper nine. Winning pitcher Cook and battery mate Harry Crowe each rapped a double and single for The Province while right-fielder Robitaille duplicated the feat for the losers.

Cook (W) and Crowe, Monk
Quirt, Stickney (L) (1) and Kerr

(May 15)   In a battle between newspaper publications, The World, behind Baden Esplen's three-hitter, downed The Sun 5-4 Thursday in City League action at Athletic Park.  World got the winner in the bottom of the seventh and final frame as shortstop Eddie Broome smacked a double to left field with two runners aboard. Catcher Sid Vernon drove in three runs in the sixth with a triple to deep centre field. For The Sun, Jimmy Farquhar had a hit, a run and racked up five steals. Jit Lewis gave up six hits in taking the loss.

Lewis (L) and Bradbury
Esplen (W) and Vernon

(May 16)  A six-run rally in the fifth inning carried the Reginas to a 9-7 victory over Coughlans Friday at the Powell Street grounds.  The winners had just six hits but Johnson, on the mound for the ship builders, handed out seven walks and his mates made four errors. Bill Sparks picked up the win yielding seven hits with seven strikeouts and two free passes. Coughlans played the game under protest claiming Stewart, Reginas' catcher, was not eligible to play. It was said he was released by The Sun, but the league had no official report on the transaction.

Johnson (L) and Allison
Sparks (W) and Stewart

(May 19)  The Friday game between The Sun and Reginas is to be replayed. The teams agreed to re-stage the contest Saturday, May 14th. The Coughlans, which lost the game 9-7, argued successfully that catcher Stewart, who played for Reginas, had not been properly transferred from The Sun team to the Reginas.

(May 20)   In a City League game on the Powell Street grounds Tuesday, The Sun crushed Mickey Mackay's Reginas 9-2.  Jerry Thurston went the route for the win for The Sun.

Sparks (L), Ternan and xxx
Thurston (W) and xxx

(May 23)   In the best game in City League play to date, Grandview edged The World 2-1 Friday night on the Powell Street grounds as Bill Bethune held the newspaper boys to one hit. He fanned 11 and walked three. Grandview connected for eight hits, two apiece by Ferguson, Emms and A.McIvor.

Bethune (W) and A.McIvor
Fisher (L) and Vernon

(May 27)   The Sun capitalized on ten errors by Coughlans Tuesday to notch an 11-5 victory. Jit Lewis tossed a five-hitter for the win, registering nine strikeouts and four walks. Cyril Masi, The Sun catcher led the winners with a home run, double and single. It was the City League's first homer of the season.  Fox rapped three hits for the losers.

J.Lewis (W) and Masi
Harrison (L) and Allison

(May 29)   Reginas erupted for six runs in the first inning and cruised to a 13-4 win over Grandview Thursday at Athletic Park. The winners collected just six hits, with Gregg and McWha each with two, but took advantage of seven Grandview errors and six free passes. "Gee" Ternan allowed but three hits and fanned right in posting the win.

Bethune (L), Robinson (1) and A.McIvor
Ternan (W) and Easson

(June 3)  With second baseman Johnny Barry leading the way with a double, two singles and two stolen bases, The World punched out a dozen safeties Tuesday night to dump Reginas 9-6.  Art Fisher survived seven hits and eight walks to go the route for the pitching win, besting Lefty Ternan.  Besides the 12 hits, Ternan walked seven.

Fisher (W) and Richardson
Ternan (L) and Easson

(June 6)   The City League announced that due to lack of support at Grandview, the franchise was being shifted to McLean Park.

(June 6)  In a pitchers' duel at the Powell Street grounds, there were but five hits as Coughlans shaded McLean Park 2-1.  The winners got just two hits off losing hurler Bill Bethune, both by winning pitcher Joe Brown. Brown allowed but three safeties.  Errors, three by each team, factored in all the runs.

Bethune (L) and McIvor
Brown (W) and Sheen, Allison

(June 10)  In the first extra inning game of the season, fans at the Powell Street grounds took in a dandy Tuesday as Coughlans topped The World 1-0.  The winning run came in the second extra frame, the ninth, as Sayers reached on a dropped third strike and made it to second on a wild throw to try and nab him at first. He advanced on a sacrifice and romped home on Dean Freshfield's infield out. Joe  Brown, who tossed a three-hitter in his last start, yielded just one Tuesday while Art Fisher of The World gave up just two in a losing cause. Fisher racked up 12 strikeouts, Brown had ten.

Fisher (L) and Vernon, Richardson
Brown (W) and Allison

(June 12)   The Sun crushed McLean Park 13-2 at Athletic Park Thursday night.

xxx and xxx
Bethune (L), Stickney and xxx

(June 13)  The Province erased a 3-1 deficit with a four-run rally in the fifth inning en route to a 7-5 victory over Reginas.  Centre fielder Bill Turnbull had two hits, two runs and two steals for the winners.

Evans (L) and Easson
Kidd (W), Cook (6) and Monk

(June 17)  Coughlans scored the winning run in the bottom of the final frame to top Reginas 4-3. A error, a stolen base, a sacrifice and an infield out brought in the deciding marker. Coughlans managed just four hits off losing hurler Evans, but made five errors. Joe Brown tossed a six-hitter for the win.

Evans (L) and Easson
Brown (W) and Sheen

(June 19)   McLean Park announced it was withdrawing from the league.

(June 20)   Jit Lewis of The Sun blanked The World until the final inning in a 7-2 triumph for The Sun. Catcher Cyril Masi led the winners with a double and single. Lewis fashioned a four-hitter for the hill success. He fanned 10 while loser Baden Esplen had 11 strikeouts.

Esplen (L) and Vernon
Lewis (W) and Masi

(June 24)  The City League had its first double-header of the season and the event was a decided success with more than 2,000 fans attending. The Province took the opener 11-2 over The Sun to move into first place in the league standings. They pounded out 11 hits with Bill Turnbull cracking a pair of triples. Worley had a double and single and scored a pair. Harry Crowe added two singles and two runs while Monk had a hit, two runs and two steals. Charlie Malley allowed just three hits in going the distance for the pitching win.

Malley (W) and Monk
Thurston (L) and Bradbury, Phillips

In the second game, Reginas nipped Coughlans 3-2 as Evans tossed a three-hitter for the winners. Joe Brown took the loss giving up just four hits, but Coughlans made four errors.

Brown (L) and Allison
Evans (W) and Easson

(June 27)   Coughlans took advantage of seven errors by The Province to dump the newspaper gang 6-2 Friday in the first game of a double-bill at the Powell Street grounds. Joe Brown fired a four-hitter for the winners and helped at the plate with two hits.

Basiren (L) and Mahon
Brown (W) and Sheen

Errors also played a large role in the second game as The World booted the ball eight times in losing 9-2 to Reginas.   Gregg, the left fielder, had two hits and scored twice for the winners and Bell, with just one hit, scored three times. Bill Sparks held The World to just two hits.

Sparks (W) and Easson
Esplen (L), Fisher and Phillips

(June 28)   The City League executive decided to play a split schedule with The Sun declared the winners of the first half. The league announced the suspension of McKenzie of The Sun and Eddie Broome of The World for throwing bats.

First-half final standings     W     L      Pct.
Vancouver Sun                  6     2     .750
Vancouver Province             4     2     .667
Coughlan’s                     5     3     .625
Reginas                        3     4     .429
Grandview/McLean Park          2     5     .286
Vancouver World                2     6     .250

No first-half playoffs – Vancouver Sun awarded first-half pennant.


(July 1)   In an exhibition game at Minoru Park, Reginas walloped The Sun, 9-2. "Gee" Ternan hurled for the winners and Art Easson, the Reginas catcher had the game's only home run.

Ternan (W) and Easson
Greenwell (L), Macey and Shaver

(July 8)  The World and Coughlans were the winners as the City League kicked off the second half with a double-header.  The World newspapermen got a five-hit shutout by Baden Esplen in a 3-0 win over The Province. Esplen fanned ten with no walks.

Esplen (W) and Vernon
Malley (L) and Roblin

Coughlans punched out 11 hits, three by Bouchard, the third sacker, in a 7-3 win over Reginas. McKay and Fisher each had two hits. Gregg bashed a double and two singles for Reginas.

Sparks (L) and Easson, Phillips
Douglas (W) and Harris.

(July 11)   The Sun and The Province were the winners in the City League double-header Friday at the Powell Street grounds.  In the opener Jerry Thurston allowed just two hits and had eight strikeouts without a walk as The Sun blanked The World 6-0. 

Esplen (L) and Vernon
Thurston (W) and Masi

In the second game, Bill Turnbull, Stedham and Mahon each had two hits as The Province whipped Reginas 8-1. Kidd tossed a five-hitter for the win.

Kidd (W) and Crowe
Ternan (L) and Phillips

(July 15)    Maynard Fookes of The Sun allowed just one hit Tuesday as the newspapermen topped Coughlans 4-1. Stewart slammed a homer for the winners. Fookes fanned nine and walked two.

Fookes (W) and Shaver
Brown (L) and Harris

(July 18)   The Province broke a 3-3 tie with a six-run eruption in the seventh and final inning Friday to dump The World 9-3 in the first game of a twin-bill at the Powell Street grounds. "Spike" Cocking of The World had a one-hit gem through six frames but six hits and team errors in the last inning led to the defeat. Basiren twirled a four-hitter with ten strikeouts for the win. Second baseman Cyril Masi cracked a homer for the winners.

Basiren (W) and Crowe
Cocking (L) and Vernon

A three-run fifth inning propelled The Sun to a 5-3 win over Reginas. Stewart smacked a circuit blow for the winners while shortstop Jimmy Farquhar added a triple and single. Jerry Thurston held Reginas to five hits while fanning seven.

Sparks, Ternan and Easson
Thurston (W) and Shaver

(July 22)   Douglas of Coughlans twirled a two-hit shutout Tuesday evening in a 5-0 triumph over The World. It was a pitchers' duel until the final frame as Coughlans held just a 1-0 advantage before breaking out for four runs on two hits and a pair of errors. Baden Esplen had been working on a two-hitter before the outburst in the seventh. Shortstop Sayers led the winners with two hits and two steals.

Douglas (W) and Harris
Esplen (L) and Vernon

(July 25)   Cook of the Reginas fired a no-hitter Friday night as Reginas edged Coughlans 1-0 in the second game of a double-header. The game was shortened to six innings.  Cook walked two and struck out four. Losing hurler Douglas, who had a two-hit victory earlier in the week, allowed just four safeties in taking the loss. He fanned seven with no walks. "Gee" Ternan was a star for Reginas having cracked a triple and scoring the only run in the fourth inning.

Douglas (L) and Harris
Cook (W) and Easson

In the opening game, The Sun topped The Province 6-3 with each team having just five hits.

Fookes (W) and Masi
Stickney (L) and Crowe

(July 29)  Again, the City League featured strong pitching as The Sun topped The World 4-2 Tuesday with Jerry Thurston, the winning pitcher, and Baden Esplen each tossing four-hit games. A home run by Stewart of The Sun and five World errors told the tale.

Thurston (W) and Masi
Esplen (L) and Vernon

Sun         6 - 0
Coughlans   2 - 2  3.0
Province    2 - 2  3.0
World       1 - 4  4.5
Reginas     1 - 4  4.5

(August 1)   The newspaper teams had a rough night in the City League's Friday double-header. Coughlans whipped The Province 8-1 in the opening game scoring six runs in the third inning to put the game on ice early. Joe Brown yielded just three hits in going the route for the mound victory.

Brown (W) and Harris
Stickney (L), Dorron (3) and Crowe

In the second game, the Reginas managed just five hits but capitalized on ten errors by The World to romp to a 10-0 victory. Cook, author of a no-hitter earlier this season, got the shutout with a three-hitter in the five-inning contest.  The game featured the league's first triple play of the season.

Sager (L) and Phillips, Cocking
Cook (W) and Easson

(August 5)   In yet another outstanding pitching performance, Joe Brown allowed just one hit as Coughlans shaded The Sun 2-1 Tuesday in City League baseball at the Powell Street grounds.  "Dutch" McKay's seventh inning homer scored the winner for the False Creek nine. McKay launched one to centre field and into the crowd. The ball rolled underneath an automobile and before it was recovered, McKay had crossed the pan. The run against Brown came in the second inning when Phillips walked stole second and third and scored on a wild throw to try to nab him at third. Coughlans tied it in the fifth when Dean Freshfield doubled and raced home on a two-bagger by Harris. Brown fanned eight and walked one.

Brown (W) and Harris
Fookes (L) and Masi

(August 8)   Trailing 5-0 after five innings, Reginas broke loose for five runs in the top of the sixth to tie, but then the game was called with the score reverting back to the last complete inning and The Province escaped with a 5-0 victory. Basiren was credited with a two-hit shutout in the first game of a double-header.

Cook (L) and Easson
Basiren (W) and Crowe

Coughlans took the second game 3-1 over The World with Douglas twirling a two-hitter.

Esplen (L) and Vernon
Douglas (W) and Harris, Sayer

(August 11)   City League officials announced they had cancelled the rest of the regular schedule in order to stage playoffs for the Vancouver championship in competition with the Commercial League. The Province and Reginas are to meet in a sudden death playoff tomorrow to decide third place in the standings. The winner will play Coughlans in a best-of-three series for the right to meet The Sun, the league-leaders, for the City League championship.

Sudden-death quarter-final  Reginas vs Vancouver Province

(August 12)  Plating the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Vancouver Province team defeated the Reginas 7 to 6 to eliminate the Saskatchewan expatriates from the City Baseball League playoff picture. The game was a free-hitting affair, marked by numerous fielding miscues. First sacker Bell of the Queen City aggregation belted a two-run homer. Teammate Bill Sparks and second baseman A. Masi of the Newspapermen both racked up two safeties.

McGeer (L) and Easson
Basiren, Stickney (W) (6) and Crowe

Semi-finals  (best-of-three)   Vancouver Province vs Coughlan’s

(August 15)  The Daily Province ball tossers captured the first game of the City League semi-finals 8 to 2 from the Coughlan’s nine at the Powell Street grounds. The Province swatters snatched all eight of their counters off losing flinger Joe Brown in the third stanza. Winning tosser Dorren held the Shipbuilders to just four hits. Catcher Harry Crowe had three bingles for the victors.

Brown (L), Douglass (4) and Harris
Dorren (W) and Crowe

(August 18)  Coughlan’s evened up their series with the Vancouver Province for the right to advance to the City Baseball League finals when they clipped the Newspaper Boys 7 to 5. Out hit by an 11 to 7 margin throughout the game, the Shipbuilders earned the win through a huge second inning in which they tallied five runs to take control of the contest. Joe Brown, on the hillock for the winners, came up strong in the pinches. Brown, along with infielder Charlie Miron of the Province diamondeers, each had three safeties including two doubles. The Newsies had the distinction of rattling off a snappy triple play which was engineered by the fine work of hot corner custodian Bill Turnbull.

Basiren (L), Stickney (3) and Crowe
Brown (W) and Clarke

(August 19)  The result of the second game of the semi-final series was thrown out by league officials owing to the fact that Coughlan’s used an ineligible player.

(August 19)  In a replayed version of the second semi-final playoff game, the Coughlan Shipbuilders once again triumphed, this time blanking the Vancouver Province baseballers 4 to 0. All the scoring occurred in the bottom of the initial panel when the victors pounced on starter and loser Dorren of the Newsies for four counters and drove him to the showers. Winning flinger Douglass limited the Province nine to just three hits. Shortstop Sayers of Coughlan’s was the only swatter in the contest to amass a brace of bingles, one of his raps being a three-ply clout.

Dorren (L), Basiren (1) and Crowe
Douglass (W) and Harris 

(August 20)  It will be rival newspapers, The Sun and The Province, in the finals of the Vancouver City Baseball League. The Province aggregation advanced from the semi-final bracket after eliminating Coughlan’s 3 to 0 at the Powell Street grounds. Charlie Malley copped the knoll victory, limiting the Shipbuilders to one hit while whiffing an even dozen. Third sacker Bill Turnbull and catcher Harry Crowe both picked up a pair of base raps for the winners. Turnbull’s duo of swats included a double.

Douglass (L) and Harris, Sayers
Malley (W) and Crowe

Finals  (best-of-three)  Vancouver Province vs Vancouver Sun

(August 21)  A tenth-inning solo home run by first baseman Stedham gave The Province baseballers a thrilling 5 to 4 victory over The Sun in the opener of the City Baseball League finals. Winning chucker Stickney was touched for nine hits but managed to pitch out of peril on several occasions. Stedham had a single to go along with his circuit-jack. Connecting for a double and one-bagger apiece were Charlie Miron of the victors as well as catcher Cyril Masi and first sacker Phillips of The Suns.

Lewis, Thurston (L) (5) and C. Masi
Stickney (W) and Crowe

(August 22)  Four scattered hits were all The Province diamond pastimers could muster off the slants of Sun pitcher Fookes as the Afternoon Publishers fell to their rival printers 7 to 3. The Sun swatsmiths banged ten safeties off loser Charlie Malley with Maynard Fookes connecting for two doubles while outfielder B. Stewart had a triple and single and shortstop Bill Shaver a two-bagger and single.

Malley (L) and Crowe, Roblin
Fookes (W) and C. Masi

(August 25)  After a season crowded with close and exciting games, the Vancouver Sun contingent emerged as the 1919 champions of the City League, belting The Province baseballers 12 to 0 to win both halves of the campaign. Pitcher Maynard Fookes tossed a masterful two-hitter to spearhead the Morning press gang in their one-sided conquest of the Afternoon publishers. The victors scored at least one counter in every inning but the second frame. Fookes, Jimmy Farquhar and initial sacker Phillips each poked out a brace of base knocks for The Suns with a triple included in Fookes’ pair of swats. As a result of their victory, The Sun aggregation will play the Wallace Shipyards for the Vancouver senior baseball tiara.

Stickney (L) and Mahon
Fookes (W) and C. Masi 

1919 Vancouver senior baseball championship series  (best-of-three)  Vancouver Sun (City League) vs Wallace Shipyards (Commercial League)

(August 26)  Wallace Shipyards, Commercial League champions, had no difficulty in disposing of the City League’s Vancouver Sun clan 13 to 2 in the first game of the Vancouver senior baseball finals. The Wallaces decked loser Jerry Thurston for seven first-inning counters, dispatching him to the showers after three frames. Art Gourlay went the route on the hill for the North Shore nine, yielding three safeties including a two-run round-tripper by Suns’ first baseman Phillips. R. “Tat” Larson led the victors with the stick, slamming a triple plus a pair of one-baggers.

Gourlay (W) and Richardson
Thurston (L), Lewis (4) and Shaver, Masi

(August 27)  The second and deciding game of the Vancouver senior baseball championship series was held at Athletic Park and saw the Wallaces cop the series, defeating the Vancouver Sun 8 to 2. The Shipbuilders put the game on ice by plating two counters in the third frame and adding five more in the fourth. Outfielder Manson and hot corner custodian Bill Giguere each slammed a double and single for the North Shore squad while Boe and Bill Shaver both singled twice for the vanquished Newspaper nine.

Fookes (L) and Masi
Wyard (W), R. Larson (8) and Richardson

Vancouver/Victoria Inter-city challenge series  (best-of-five)  Victoria Straith Two Jacks (Victoria Senior champions) vs Vancouver Wallaces (Vancouver Senior champions)

(August 30)   In a challenge series between Vancouver and Victoria champions, Wallaces, the Vancouver Commercial League champs, whipped Victoria Two Jacks 9 to 3 in the first game of the best-of-five series.  Jack Wyard clouted a three-run homer in the sixth inning to cement the victory. Ernie "Stubby" Jolliffe connected for a bases-loaded double in the eighth. Wallaces poked 11 hits off Bever while Tat Larson, who fanned 11, scattered eight for the win.

Bever (L) and Potts
Larson (W) and Richardson

(September 1)   After getting hammered 10-2 by Vancouver's Wallaces in the first game of the double-header, the Victoria nine rebounded to post a 9-6 win in the second game to remain in contention in the Big City series. Wallaces romped to the easy win rapping 13 hits, with Rogers pounding two doubles and a single. Ernie Jolliffe added a double and two singles. Each plated two runs. Sid Elmer was a bright spot for Victoria cracking the game's only home run.

Gourlay (W) and Richardson
Fortin (L) Potts, Bever

In the second game, Wallaces had more hits, 14 to 12, had the only two extra base hits, and Straith-Two Jacks made seven errors, but the Victoria nine managed to notch a win with a three-run rally in the eighth inning.  Wallaces leads the series two games to one.

H.Larson, Gourlay and Richardson, Fyfe
Zaccarelli (W) and Potts

(September 6)  Wallaces, the Vancouver Commercial League champions, have won the inter-city championship defeating the Straith-Two Jacks team of Victoria 3 to 2 to take the best-of-five series three games to one. The North  Shore nine managed just five hits off Zaccarelli, while the Jacks had six off winning hurler Tat Larson. Trailing 2 to 1 as they came to bat in the seventh frame, the Wallace aggregation knotted the count on McConvey’s RBI Texas Leaguer to left-field and then plated the deciding counter on an infield error by first baseman Don Bever. Outfielder Manson of the Mainland squad stroked a double and single, the only batter from either squad to acquire two base raps. Larson poked a double and scored twice for the winners

Larson (W) and Richardson
Zaccarelli (L) and Potts


Coverage afforded this four-team circuit in issues of the 1919 Vancouver Daily World was minimal and sporadic. Whether it was disinterest in this league or a failure by member teams to report results to the newspaper is unknown. What few game results that appeared were generally snippets buried at the bottom of a page.

Empresses (referred to as East Ends late in season)
Rat Portage

(May 1)  The City International League got off to a good start Thursday night at Powell Street with the Asahi defeating Hanbury's 3 to 2 scoring the winning run in the bottom of the seventh and final inning. Hanbury's had tied the game 2-2 with a run in the sixth.  Yoshioka allowed just five hits and racked up 12 strikeouts and didn't walk a batter in going the route for the win.

N.Goodall, Mortimer (L) (4) and Daniels
Yoshioka (W) and Y.Kitagawa

(May 15)   Empresses walloped Hanbury's 10 to 3 out-hitting the lumbermen 9 to 5. Maynard Fookes was the winning pitcher.

Fookes (W) and Raftery
Mortimer, Jones and Randall

(May 22)   Maynard Fookes allowed just one hit in hurling a 6 to 0 shutout over Rat Portage Thursday at the Powell Street grounds. The winners had seven hits and took advantage of seven errors.

Fookes (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 3)  At Athletic Park Tuesday, The Sun of the City League shaded the Asahi 3-1 in an exhibition game.

(June 14)   Empresses topped Rat Portage 7 to 4.

Jones (W) and Molyneux
Warn (L) and Giles

(June 19)   The Asahi easily downed the Empresses Thursday evening out-hitting their opponents 10 to 3. The Japanese nine played errorless ball while the jam makers booted the ball three times. Hatsu Kitagawa went the distance for the pitching win.

H.Kitagawa (W) and Y.Kitagawa
Fookes (L) and Molyneux

(June 20)  The Asahis, the leaders in the Vancouver International League, had their worst game of the season Friday in taking an 10-1 bashing from Blaine, Washington, in an exhibition match.

(June 27)   The Asahi of Seattle took both games of an exhibition series in Vancouver Friday, downing The Sun 9-7 in the opener and trouncing the Vancouver Asahi 7-1 in the second game. The Sun out-hit the visitors 11 to 5 in the first game and worked a pair of hurlers for five walks but made five errors and allowed the Japanese squad to run wild on the bases, with sixteen steals. Third baseman Hisamune collected five stolen bases. Crowder, on the hill for the Daily Sun racked up 14 strikeouts in taking the loss.

Takayoshi, Arai and Kobayashi
Crowder (L) and Monk

The Seattle visitors rapped ten hits in the second game to whip the Vancouver Asahi 7-1 behind Nagamine's four-hit pitching. Catcher Kobayashi led the winners with three hits and three runs. Arai also had three safeties. Shimamura, who had two hits, rapped the longest blow of the game, a three-bagger. The Seattle Asahi added another eight stolen bases.

H.Kitagawa (L), Yoshioka (8) and Y.Kitagawa
Nagamine (W) and Kobayashi

(July 10)   Hanbury's defeated Rat Portage 7 to 5.

(July 17)   Bariki Kasahara allowed just two hits Thursday night as Vancouver shutout Rat Portage 10-0 at the Powell Street grounds.

(August 7)  Hanbury's outplayed East Ends, the former Empress nine, 6 to 2 in a City International contest at the Powell Street grounds.

Lewis (W) and Raftery
Bethune (L) and Mortimer

(August 30)  The Asahis and Hanbury’s of the Vancouver International Baseball League played to a scoreless draw in a darkness-shortened match at Powell Street grounds.