1920 Manitoba Game Reports      


Teams in 1920 Winnipeg Charity Senior Amateur Baseball League
Catholic Club

(May 15)  Playing under sunny skies before approximately 6,000 enthusiastic fans, the Granites opened the 1920 Winnipeg Charity Senior Amateur Baseball League by posting a narrow 4 to 3 victory over the Catholic Club. The Curlers led throughout the contest and were in front 4 to 0 when the Clubbers staged a ninth-inning rally with a three-spot but fell a run short in their effort to knot the count. Winning tosser “Lefty” Pattison fanned nine and was nicked for seven safeties, including three by losing flinger Sid May and a pair by third sacker George McGrath. May whiffed seven and surrendered eight hits with Pattison and hot corner custodian Billy Chisholm registering a brace apiece.

Pattison (W) and Singbush
May (L) and Nelson

(May 17)  Winning pitcher “Buster” Jones singled in the deciding marker in an abbreviated contest at Wesley Park in which the Express edged the Arenas 4 to 3. Six exciting innings of baseball were played before darkness curtailed the action. The Deliverymen were a run in arrears as they came to bat for the final time. A one-out error allowed N. Weir to reach the initial sack. After swiping the keystone pillow, Weir touched home on “Buck” Bateman’s clean single to the middle pasture, deadlocking the affair, as Bateman wisely moved into scoring position during a poorly-executed relay to the infield. Jones then came through in heroic fashion with another one-bagger which plated the winner. With his famous 12 to 6 drop ball working well, Jones breezed a dozen Arena batters while hurling a five-hitter. “Bunny” Warren gave him fits, however, crossing the dish twice while driving in the other two Arena counters. The Freighters collected seven bingles as Pat Cann, who split defensive duties in the outfield and behind the plate, drilled a brace of doubles.   

Anderson, Siddle (L) (5) and E. Borland
Jones (W) and Mooney, Cann

(May 19)  A high-class display of pitching featured the Charity Senior Amateur League tussle at Wesley Park in which Transcona upended the defending champion Granites by a 2 to 1 margin. Only seven hits were garnered in the affair with the victors collecting four of them. Axel “Lefty” Green took the mound verdict over Alex Ross. Rookie Ward McVey drove in Transcona’s first tally with a single in the opening panel. The Granites tied the count in the fifth as a two-base error on a muffed fly ball allowed Jimmy Lawrie to reach second base. Ross followed with a single which drove in the equalizer. The visitors plated the winning run in the sixth stanza when a pair of two-out walks preceded Jimmy Gibson’s ground ball to keystone sacker Tommy Hood of the Curlers who made an errant throw to first, allowing the second Transcona marker to cross the pan. Not a lone swatter from either side was able to acquire more than one base hit. Flychaser Morrisey of the Transconas registered the only extra-base hit of the joust, a double. 

Green (W) and Perlman
Ross (L) and Singbush

(May 20)  The wheels came off for the Arenas in the seventh chapter as they allowed the Catholic Club four counters in dropping a 5 to 3 decision to the Cee Cees. A 3 to 0 Arenas’ lead evaporated in the fateful seventh as losing chucker Bert Stainsby weakened and started his team to defeat when he muffed Wally Roche’s easy grounder to begin the frame. Hitless up to this point, the Clubbers responded and doubles by infielder Earl Gillis and catcher Nelson, coupled with two glaring errors, produced the quartet of tallies. They then added a fifth marker in the eighth and final spasm to seal the deal. Winning moundsman Charlie Cail went the route with a four-hitter and eight strikeouts. The victors managed only three safe swats off Stainsby who punched out six. Bill “Snake” Siddle of the vanquished nine led all swatsmiths, clouting the apple for a brace of doubles and a single. 

Stainsby (L) and E. Borland
Cail (W) and Nelson

(May 24)  The Arenas extracted revenge on the Express for their opening game defeat when they nosed out the Freighters 4 to 3 before more than 3,000 fans at Wesley Park. The contest was loosely played under heavy winds with 13 errors, seven by the Expressmen, defining the affair. The Freighters took a 2 to 0 lead by plating singletons in the second and third stanzas. Arenas’ playing-manager “Steamer” Maxwell’s two-run single in the fifth evened things up. Back-to-back two-baggers by Billy Borland and outfielder Slattery moved the Arenas ahead 3 to 2 in the sixth. Three Express errors in the eighth allowed Bill Siddle to plate the Arenas’ fourth and final tally. A last-ditch rally in the ninth by the Express narrowed the margin to a lone run but they were choked off before gaining the equalizer. Wilf Anderson fashioned a four-hitter in earning the complete-game win. “Buster” Jones pitched three scoreless inning for the Deliverymen after starter and loser Fred Brown was derricked in the sixth. Shortstop Homer Robertson of the losing nine, with two singles, was the only swatter in the contest to earn plural hit totals.  

Brown (L), Jones (6) and Mooney
Anderson (W) and Fingard

(May 27)  Blowing a tire in the eighth panel after leading for the majority of the game, the Arenas fell to Transcona 7 to 3 in a Winnipeg Charity League scuffle. The meltdown in that frame allowed six big counters to cross the dish on a trio of singles, three errors, a fielder’s choice and a double by Jimmy Gibson. Old-time veteran Jack Hind earned the pitching victory with a superb relief performance. The winners collected ten hits, two each by Amby Moran, playing-manager Danny McLennan and Carson McVey, while the Arenas managed just four safeties including a pair by outfielder “Slim” Borwick

Morton, Hind (W) (3) and Perlman
Finnson (L), Stainsby (8) and E. Borland 

(May 29)  Despite dismal weather conditions at the Wesley Park diamond, the Catholic Club and Granite aggregations prevailed in doubleheader Charity Senior Amateur League action. In the opener, the Clubmen handed Transcona their first loss of the campaign, drubbing the Suburbanites 8 to 3 while, in the late affair, the Curlers prevailed over the Express by the same score. Sid May tossed a three-hitter for the Cee Cees in the matinée tussle which saw Transcona implode by committing six fielding miscues.

May (W) and Sheppard
Nestor (L), Green (4) and Perlman

A two-run homer by first baseman Chet Parkinson in the opening panel ignited the Granites to their second-game victory. Winning slab artist “Lefty” Pattison rang up 15 punchouts in going the route.

Jones (L) and Mooney
Pattison (W) and Singbush

(May 31)  Bill “Snake” Siddle’s daring theft of home with two retired and two strikes on batter Bill Borland in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning provided the Arenas with a disputed 4 to 3 win over the defending champion Granites in a thrilling Charity Senior Amateur League battle before 2,500 fans at Wesley Park. The play in which the plate umpire ruled that Siddle had slid safely across the dish before Borland had completed an unsuccessful swing at a third strike and was tagged with the ball by catcher Ron Singbush after failing to hold on to the horsehide was heatedly protested by the Granites. The game was of the the nip-and-tuck variety throughout and served up plenty of action for the multitude of onlookers. Siddle earned the hurling decision in relief of starter Bert Stainsby while “Lefty” Pattison, also in a fireman role, absorbed the defeat. Tommy Hood of the Curlers was the batting star of the contest, delivering a triple and three singles in four trips to the plate.

Wynant, Pattison (L) (8) and Singbush
Stainsby, Siddle (W) (6) and W. Borland 

(June 3)  The protest lodged by the Granites in their game of May 31 against the Arenas was upheld by M. G. MacNeill, president of the Winnipeg Charity Senior Amateur Baseball League. As a result of this decision, the game was declared a tie.

(June 3)  The four-hit pitching of “Buster” Jones coupled with playing-manager Nelson Mooney’s infield single in the sixth inning propelled the Express to a 1 to 0 conquest of the Catholic Club at Wesley Park. Mooney beat out a slow roller to the shortpatch area which drove in N. Weir, who had swiped both second and third, with the game’s lone counter. The Deliverymen had six base knocks in the contest but some bonehead base-running by both squads snuffed out other scoring opportunities. Flychaser Norm Bowler of the Freighters had three singles to lead the hit parade.

Jones (W) and Mooney
Little (L) and Sheppard   

(June 5)  In probably the most exciting game played at Wesley Park in many years, Transcona eked out a 5 to 4 triumph over the Granites before 3,500 spectators in a 15-inning marathon. In arrears by a 4 to 1 count as they came to bat in the bottom-of-the-ninth stanza, the Suburbanites managed to secure the necessary runs to tie the count and send it into overtime. Then, in the sixth extra frame, they loaded the bases with one out as winning pitcher Jake Morton strolled to the plate. Morton abruptly ended things by nailing a “Lefty” Pattison offering for a ground-rule double. Bert Hessian, in his first game of the campaign, delivered a two-run single for Transcona in their ninth-inning comeback. The victors lit up Pattison, who went the route, for 16 base knocks including three by third baseman Carson McVey who plated the winner on Morton’s two-bagger. Pattison, ironically, led the Curlers at the platter, also drilling a triad of bingles.

Pattison (L) and Singbush
Green, Hessian (10), Morton (W) (12) and Perlman

(June 7)  The Arenas bunched their hits effectively in taking a 7 to 3 decision from the Catholic Club nine. Both teams nicked the horsehide for nine base knocks. Bill Siddle whiffed six in earning the mound verdict over Sid May. Catcher Bill Borland led the winners with the lumber, stroking a triple, double and two singles. Keystone sacker Earl Gillis of the Clubbers singled on three occasions while teammate Bill Knight ripped a pair of three-baggers.

Siddle (W) and W. Borland
May (L) and Sheppard

(June 8)  The Transcona diamond pastimers maintained their position at the head of the Winnipeg Charity Senior Amateur Baseball League when they disposed of the shorthanded Express tribe 5 to 2 at Wesley Park. Portsider “Lefty” Hugert of the Suburbanites had the Freighters eating out of his hand for most of the game, limiting them to three safeties while whiffing ten. Norman Bowler was nicked for seven hits in absorbing the loss. Not a lone extra-base blow was swatted during the affair and nary a single batter from either club registered plural hit totals.

Bowler (L) and White
Hugert (W) and Perlman 

(June 10)  Seven innings of ragged baseball at Wesley Park failed to produce a winner. The Arenas and Granites ended their struggle in a 5 – 5 tie as darkness prevented their playing into an eighth frame. The 3,000 spectators witnessed poor control and slow work by the hurlers, eight errors and an injury to Granite twirler “Lefty” Pattison, all of which served to drag out the contest. Walks totaled 15 while two hit batters and an equal number of wild pitches defined the sluggish pace as only nine hits were recorded in the contest, six by the Arenas. “Doc” Flanagan of the Curlers wielded his trusty bludgeon in effective fashion, lacing out a brace of doubles which produced as many runs. Bill Siddle also nailed the apple with authority, his single and triple resulting in two Arena counters.  

Finnson, Siddle (3), Stainsby (4) and W. Borland
Pattison and Singbush

(June 12)  The Catholic Club band of baseballers defeated the Express 6 to 4 at Wesley Park and advanced into a tie with the defending champion Granites for second place in the Charity Senior Amateur loop. Timely hitting and steady defensive work featured the Cee Cee victory. Earl Gillis, second sacker of the Clubbers, pounded the ball in great style, collecting five clean hits in as many trips to the plate. Teammate George McGrath registered two solid blows, laid down two effective sacrifice bunts and pulled off the defensive play of the game when he tumbled into the dugout at full speed to snare Spence’s foul ball. Gus Guarnera, peppery shortstop of the Freighters, recovered his batting eye and delivered two hits in the pinches which drove in a brace of tallies. Fellow Expressman Pat Cann also connected safely on two occasions.    

Cail (W), J. Shannon (8) and Sheppard
Bowler (L), Jones (8), Stokes (9) and White

Standings              W      L       Pct.
Transcona              4      1      .800
Catholic Club          3      3      .500
Granites               2      2      .500
Arenas                 2      3      .400
Express                2      4      .333

(June 14)  The Arenas came from behind to snatch a 6 to 3 win over league-leading Transcona in a 12-inning battle at Wesley Park. Trailing 2 to 0 in the eighth panel, the Arenas knotted the count when third baseman “Bunny” Warren blasted a two-run round-tripper. Goose eggs prevailed over the next three frames but in the top-of-the-twelfth canto, playing-manager “Steamer” Maxwell drilled a two-run double to break the tie. This blow tended to unsettle losing chucker Jake Morton and an additional brace of counters crossed the pan before the dust had settled. A lone marker by the Suburbanites in the bottom of the stanza was moot in the final decision. Both Morton and winning tosser Bert Stainsby, who gave up seven safeties, went the distance in the marathon. Aside from Warren and Maxwell, Bill Siddle contributed three hits for the winners, all singles, and swiped a pair of bases.

Stainsby (W) and W. Borland
Morton (L) and Perlman

(June 15) Following a devastating defeat the previous evening, the Transcona balltossers bounced back with a vengeance, administering a 15 to 4 shellacking upon the cellar-dwelling Express nine. Playing without three of their regulars including playing-manager Nelson Mooney, their catcher, the Deliverymen were forced to use a pair of untested backstops with devastating results. The pair of novice receivers combined for six passed balls. “Lefty” Hugert was touched for eight hits, three off the bat of “Packy” McFarlane, while fanning four in going the route for the easy mound win. Leading the 16-hit offensive splurge for the Suburbanites were Carson McVey and Bert Hessian who both stung the sphere for a triad of safe swats. Hessian drove in five counters and McVey three.

Hugert (W) and Perlman
Jones (L), Stokes (7) and Collins, McPhail 

(June 16)  After battling to a brace of draws, the Arenas took the Granites into camp 5 to 1 at Wesley Park. Steady work on the hillock by complete-game winner Bert Stainsby was the primary factor in the Arena victory which vaulted them into second place in the Charity Senior Amateur circuit. Lack of control was the Achilles heel for losing twirler Gerald Wear, a deaf mute, who gave out seven free passes as well as plunking four Arena batters. The winners held a 6 to 5 margin in base hits. Garnering a pair of safeties each were “Steamer” Maxwell of the Arenas as well as Tommy Hood and Gordon Hudson of the Curlers. 

Stainsby (W) and Fingard
Wear (L) and Singbush 

(June 17)  Transcona rallied for three ninth-inning runs to double the Catholic Club 4 to 2 in Winnipeg Charity Senior Amateur Baseball League action. The battle, fast and snappy from start to finish, featured brilliant catches in the outer pasture, in particular by the flychasers of the Clubmen. The Suburbanites got to losing flinger Jimmy Shannon for seven safe swats with winning tosser “Lefty” Green acquiring a brace of them. Replaced on the hill by Jake Morton in the ninth, Green fanned eight and surrendered six base knocks, a pair of which were garnered by outfielder Wally Roche

Green (W), Morton (9) and Perlman
J. Shannon (L) and Sheppard

(June 18)  The Express baseball club vacated the cellar in the Charity Senior loop by defeating the Granites 3 to 2 at Wesley Park. By issuing a leadoff walk to “Buster” Jones in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning with the teams deadlocked at 2 - 2, losing chucker “Lefty” Pattison, who came on in relief of starter “Dummy” Wear in the sixth panel, set the table for his downfall. Later in the frame, Gus Guarnera hit a hard liner up the middle which deflected off Pattison and allowed Jones to plate the winning marker. Jones was credited with the hurling triumph, entering the contest as a firemen in the seventh after the Curlers had touched up starter Norm Bowler for their brace of tallies. Hitters from both squads managed just five base raps off each tandem of moundsmen as Pattison, with two doubles, emerged as the top willow wielder in the affair.

Wear, Pattison (L) (6) and Singbush
Bowler, Jones (W) (7) and Fraser

(June 19)  The Catholic Club band of baseballers trounced the slumping Granites 10 to 2 in a one-sided clash at Wesley Park. It was an interesting affair for five rounds but after that the Curlers went sour and the Clubmen walked all over them. Although hits were even at nine apiece, the Cees Cees were far more adept at cashing in their opportunities. The Curlers, lacking depth in the pitching department, used a pair of position players, Chet Parkinson and Clive Neilson, on the hill. Both ran into streaks of wildness while winning slabman Sid May steadier on the rubber and was better able to scatter the hits, three of which were of the scratchy variety, he yielded. Playing-manager “Doc” Flanagan of the vanquished nine showed signs of his old batting ability, stinging the pill for three hits while driving in a pair of runs. 

Parkinson (L), Neilson (9) and Singbush
May (W) and Sheppard  

(June 21)  In a long, drawn-out scuffle at Wesley Park which was replete with errors, ground-rule doubles, erratic base-running and one of two doubtful decisions by the umpire, the Arenas finally emerged over the Express tribe by an 11 to 7 count. Reliever Bill Siddle was credited with the mound win after both starters, Percy Craig of the Freighters and the Arenas’ Art Finnson were hit freely. Bill Borland of the winners and first sacker Ernie Stokes of the Deliverymen led their respective nines offensively, each stroking a trio of base knocks.

Finnson, Siddle (W) (4) and W. Borland, Fingard
Craig (L), Jones (7) and Fraser 

(June 23)  The Transconas took a step closer to the First Series pennant when they doubled the Granites 8 to 4. The last-place Granites lost the battle in the sixth inning when they presented Transcona with an opening after three batters should have been retired, handing the league-leaders a gift of five unearned runs. “Lefty” Hugert held the Curlers to five hits, three off the bat of Chet Parkinson, and punched out nine batters in taking the hillock verdict. Carson McVey and Sam Perlman of the Suburbanites both nicked losing chucker Oscar Wynant for a double and single.

Hugert (W) and Perlman
Wynant (L) and Singbush  

(June 28)  The Arenas maintained their stride in the Charity Senior Amateur League at Wesley Park when they captured a rather easy contest from last season’s champions, the Granites, by a 9 to 1 score. The victors scored early and often, forging ahead 8 to 0 after four innings of play. Winning pitcher Bert Stainsby blanked the Curlers for eight frames before retiring for the evening on a three-hitter. His final-inning successor, Parkinson, had difficulty finding the plate, allowing four walks and a wild pitch which accounted for the lone Granite counter. Reliever “Buck” Herzog of the vanquished nine, who came on to douse the fires which sprang up during starter “Dummy” Wear’s tenure on the bump, had one bad inning but distinguished himself by throwing some unhittable breaking balls which kept the Arena hitters guessing the rest of the evening. “Steamer” Maxwell, Bill Siddle, “Bunny” Warren, Bill Borland and Stainsby all checked in with a pair of safe swats for the winners. Siddle’s total included a three-bagger while a double was included in Borland’s sum. 

Wear (L), Herzog (4) and Singbush
Stainsby (W), Parkinson (8) and Fingard  

(June 29)  For the second night in succession, the Arenas hammered the Granites, this time laying a 9 to 5 pasting on the Curlers. The win moved the Arenas to within a half-game of the top-dog Transcona nine. Untimely errors on the part of the Curlers was largely responsible for their defeat as they held a narrow 5 to 4 edge in base hits. “Snake” Siddle, with nine whiffs, grabbed the mound decision from “Lefty” Pattison who fanned eight. “Slim” Borwick of the triumphant nine, with a brace of one-baggers, was the only player from either squad to acquire more than one hit. 

Pattison (L) and Hudson, Singbush
Siddle (W) and Fingard

Standings            W      L       Pct.
Transcona            7      2      .778
Arenas               7      3      .700
Catholic Club        4      4      .500
Express              3      6      .333
Granites             2      8      .200

(July 1)  The touring Minneapolis All-Stars opened their five-game exhibition series in Winnipeg with a bang, defeating the Catholic Club 3 to 1 in the early half of a twin-bill before blanking the Express 7 to 0 in the late encounter. Winning flinger Bill "Lefty" Keegan of the Minnesotans held the Clubbers to four hits and fanned 13 in the opener. Loser Sid May pitched well for the Cee Cees but was let down twice by misjudged fly balls in the outer pasture.

Keegan (W) and Lupe
May (L) and Franks

The second game against the Express was a rout as winning tosser Packard stymied the Freighters on two hits, both by shortstop Morgan, as he reeled off 15 strikeouts. His mates, meanwhile, were lighting up “Buster” Jones for a dozen base blows with outfielder Nolan leading the way with four of them.

Packard (W) and Marcio
Jones (L) and Mooney  

(July 2)  Continuing their dominance over teams from the Winnipeg Charity Senior Amateur League, the Minneapolis All-Stars registered a narrow 7 to 6 conquest of the last-place Granites in the third of five exhibition matches. Slab artist Lefty Keegan won his second game of the series, coming on in relief of starter Nolan in the  opening panel. The Curlers went ahead early but the lead see-sawed back and forth until the ninth when the Americans plated a three-spot while the Granites countered with a deuce. Flychaser George Trescott was the lone Winnipeger to collect two safeties.

Nolan, Keegan (W) (1) and Lupe
Pattison (L) and Hudson  

(July 3)  The prestige of the Winnipeg Charity Senior Amateur Baseball League was upheld by the Arenas and Transcona ball clubs who, respectively, captured 3 to 1 and 4 to 0 exhibition game triumphs over the Minneapolis All-Stars as the series, in which nearly 20,000 people paid their way to witness the five games, concluded.
Bill Siddle was peerless on the hill for the Arenas in the matinée joust, blanking the Americans until the last inning. Bill Borland provided offensive ammunition for the winners with a three-hit performance at the dish.

Fox (L) and Marcio
Siddle (W) and Fingard

“Lefty” Hugert did manage to whitewash the visitors in the finale, ringing up ten punchouts along the way. Amby Moran doubled and singled to pace the Suburbanites with the baton.

Keegan (L), Packard (7) and Marcio
Hugert (W) and Perlman 

(July 5)  Before the largest crowd ever to attend a game at Wesley Park, estimated to be around 7,000, the Red-hot Arenas won their seventh in a row and, in the process, moved into a half-game lead in the Charity Senior Amateur circuit when they bounced Transcona 8 to 2 to leapfrog past the Suburbanites. The issue was never in doubt after the initial round in which the victors posted a four-spot. In spite of acquiring one less hit than Transcona nine over the course of the contest, the Arenas built up an 8 to 1 lead after five frames as the Suburbanites imploded defensively, uncharacteristically booting the ball seven times while winning tosser Bert Stainsby was afforded brilliant support by his mates. Going into the ninth panel, Stainsby had yielded but five bingles but, with two down, he eased up a bit and two more hits followed. Clipping the horsehide for two hits each were Ivan Nott of the winners as well as first baseman Jim McCullough, Gord Caslake and Bert Hessian of the vanquished nine.

Morton (L), Hugert (2), Nestor (7) and Perlman
Stainsby (W) and Fingard

(July 6)  The Catholic Club diamond nine kept their faint hope of achieving top spot in the First Series of the Charity Senior Amateur League alive by whitewashing the bottom-feeding Granites 7 to 0 in an eight-inning encounter shortened by darkness. The game was close for six innings but, in the seventh, the Clubbers extended their 1 to 0 margin by adding a deuce and then blew things wide open with a four-spot in the eighth. “Lefty” Little, a recent addition to the Cee Cees pitching staff, was in great form and had the Granites at his mercy all the way. The portsider stymied the Curlers on two base hits, both off the bat of fellow southpaw “Lefty” Pattison. He seemed to be at his best in the pinches, stranding ten Granite base-runners. Little also led his team’s six-hit offense, stroking two singles. 

Wear (L), Herzog (8) and Singbush
Little (W) and Franks 

(July 7)  Transcona eliminated the Catholic Club from the First Series race by edging the Clubbers 6 to 5 at Wesley Field. It was a great struggle all the way with both squads stinging the pill for eight safeties. Defensively, the play was sloppy with the Cee Cees committing five fielding miscues to three for the victors. Trailing 5 to 4 as they came to bat in the bottom-of-the-seventh frame, the Suburbanites responded with a deuce off complete-game loser Sid May to take the lead for good. “Lefty” Hugert, in relief of starter Axle Green, was credited with the hillock triumph. Ward McVey of the Suburbanites and the Clubbers’ Ed Cass both spanked the sphere for three base raps. 

May (L) and Franks
Green, Hugert (W) (3) and Perlman

(July 8)  Landing on the weakened offerings of a tired “Buster” Jones for two runs in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning, the Granites squeezed out a 9 to 8 victory over the Express balltossers in a loosely-played fracas at Wesley Park. Twelve bingles were registered by the Freighters while the Curlers stroked nine in the error-filled clash in which each squad booted the ball a half-dozen times. Submarine tosser Alex Ross outlasted Jones to take the pitching decision. Jones, Nelson Mooney and G. Weir were the big swat artists on the Express team, each coming through with three bingles. George Trescott, Tommy Hood and Jim Lawrie of the Granites all picked up a brace of safeties.

Jones (L) and Mooney
Ross (W) and Hudson

(July 9)  The Arenas assured themselves of at least a tie for the top rung in the First Series standings by clubbing the offerings of three Catholic Club pitchers for a total of 14 hits en route to a 10 to 3 pulverizing of the Clubmen. The Arenas chased four runs across the pan in the second spasm and added a pair in the third to take a commanding lead. Bert Stainsby, who has been pitching masterly of late, toiled on the hill for the winners, scattering eight hits with great effectiveness. Flychasers Wally Byron of the Arenas and Carl Franks of the Cee Cees led their respective nines with the lumber, each cuffing the horsehide for three safeties.

Cail (L), Little (2), May (3) and Baker
Stainsby (W) and Fingard 

(July 10)  A convincing 13 to 5 triumph by Transcona over the Express in the last scheduled contest in the First Series sends the victors into a first-place deadlock with the Arenas and sets up a best-of-three tie-breaker for the First Series pennant. The game itself was a battle royal for six frames with the Freighters holding a 2 to 1 advantage. In the seventh and, in particular, the eighth, the roof fell in on the Deliverymen as the Railroaders plated three and nine counters respectively to take complete control of things. Jake Morton went the route for the Suburbanites on the bump and gave up nine hits, three of which were garnered by first baseman Swartz, while breezing five. The winners lit up losing flinger Norm Bowler for 13 base knocks with initial sacker Jim McCullough, Carson McVey, Bert Hessian and Vic Nestor stinging the pill for a brace each. 

Bowler (L) and Mooney
Morton (W) and Perlman 

                     W    L    Pct.
Transcona            9    3    .750
Arenas               9    3    .750
Catholic Club        6    6    .500
Express              3    9    .250
Granites             3    9    .250

FIRST SERIES TIE-BREAKER PLAYOFF  (best-two-of-three series)  Arenas vs Transcona

(July 13)  The Arenas and Transcona did not make any progress in their initial game of the First Series tie-breaker. Ten innings of intense action between the two well-matched rivals ended in a 5 – 5 tie when darkness prevented playing into a second overtime session. The 5,000 or so fans that attended the event were kept on edge all the way. The Transconas looked like sure winners after five innings were in the books, sporting a 5 to 0 cushion, but starting pitcher Vic Nestor weakened in the sixth and the Arenas played their noted punch which enabled them to chase a quintet of runners over the platter to tie the score. Goose eggs filled the scoreboard for the remainder of the clash. The result was extremely disappointing for the Railroaders who had a distinct 13 to 4 margin in base hits as Ward McVey pounded out three safeties while teammates Amby Moran, Sam Perlman and Carson McVey chipped in with two apiece.

Stainsby, Anderson (5) and Fingard
Nestor, Hugert (7) and Perlman 

(July 15)  The Arenas lit into the offerings of a trio of Transcona hurlers for a total of 16 base hits, crushing the Suburbanites 11 to 6 to take a one-game lead for the First Series pennant. Surprise Arena starting pitcher Dave Miller, up from the Commercial League, was hit hard at times, surrendering a dozen safeties, but was steady when needed. He also gathered three timely hits for the winners, two of which were doubles. Playing-manager ”Steamer” Maxwell also ripped the apple for a triad of base knocks while Carson McVey was best with the stick for the Railroad Towners, nailing a pair of two-baggers.

Hugert, Nestor (4), Green (8) and Perlman
Miller (W) and Fingard  

(July 17)  Playing-manager Danny McLennan’s clutch bottom-of-the-ninth single drove in Jack Hind with the winning counter as Transcona evened the First Series tie-breaker series at a game apiece with an exhilarating 4 to 3 conquest of the arch-rival Arenas at Wesley Park. It was a grueling contest and one that was brimful of excitement from start to finish. Winning pitcher Hind had reached base with a one-out single and had moved into scoring position when losing moundsman Bill “Snake” Siddle made a bad peg to first on Jimmy Gibson’s infield dribbler. The Transcona skipper then ended any thoughts of extra innings with his run-scoring base hit. Speed demons Siddle and Hind both went the distance on the hill with the former yielding ten bingles and the latter eight. Hind allowed seven batters free passage to the initial sack but he made up for this by whiffing nine. Siddle was more steady. He only issued one walk and fanned six Transcona batters. Flychaser Bert Hessian of the Suburbanites starred defensively, pulling off a pair of amazing catches in the left garden besides cutting off a counter at the plate with a laser relay to complete a double play. McLennan, first baseman Jim McCullough and catcher Sam Perlman had two hits each for the victors while Arena outfielder Wally Byron replicated that feat.

Siddle (L) and Fingard
Hind (W) and Perlman  

(July 19)  Displaying some healthy hitting, the Transcona diamond troopers annexed the First Series pennant by disposing of the Arenas 5 to 2 before close to 6,000 fans at Wesley Park. The Suburbanites had the upper hand throughout the deciding game, clubbing 14 base blows. Carson McVey was the demon swatter for the winners. His two hits, a double and a single, drove in four Transcona runs. First baseman Jim McCullough also pounded the ball hard, delivering a couple of two-baggers. The Arenas were blanked by winning pitcher Jack Hind until the ninth inning when they rallied for both of their markers. Hind rang up six Arena batters via the strikeout route and was nicked for eight safeties, three of them coming in the final round. “Slim” Borwick, with a double and single, was best with the baton for the vanquished nine.

Hind (W) and Perlman   
Anderson (L), Stainsby (3) and Fingard               

(July 12)  After finishing the First Series in a tie for the bottom rung on the ladder, the Granites got away to a fine start in the Second Series’ batch of games when they battled from behind to register a 4 to 3 conquest of the Catholic Club. The Cee Cees struck for three in the opening panel but were blanked for the remainder of the skirmish by winning chucker Alex Ross who finished with a seven-hitter and four strikeouts. The Curlers picked up a deuce in their half of the opening chapter, forged into a 3 – 3 tie with a singleton in the fifth and then scored the winning counter in the bottom-of-the-eighth stanza on a pair of errors. Outfielder Wilf Peltier reached first when infielder Tony Baril let a pop fly get away from him. Eventually moving to the hot corner sack after Ross drew a walk and the pair of runners staged a successful double steal, Pelletier touched the platter with the winner when Clubbers’ catcher Baker threw wild to third on a pickoff attempt. “Doc” Flanagan picked up two doubles for the winners while Sid May annexed a two-bagger and single for the vanquished nine.

McGrath (L) and Baker
A. Ross (W) and Singbush 

(July 14)  The Granites hammered out 13 base blows off losing finger “Buster” Jones but still needed a late surge to eke out a 7 to 6 win over the Express at Wesley Park. The victory was the second in two tries for the Curlers who scored twice in both the sixth and seventh panels of the darkness-shortened clash to earn the come-from-behind triumph. Despite being outswatted by a considerable margin and acquiring just five hits over the course of the game, the Freighters led 6 to 3 entering the sixth. Complete game winner “Buck” Herzog, who served up the benders for the Curlers, was very erratic in the first two chapters when the Deliverymen got to him for three counters in each of those frames. He settled down for the reminder of the joust, however, issuing just goose eggs. His batterymate, catcher Gordon Hudson was the star swat artist of the evening, belting two doubles and a brace of one-baggers in four at-bats. 

Herzog (W) and Hudson
Jones (L) and Mooney

(July 20)  The Catholic Club had little trouble in administering a 5 to 0 whitewashing to the listless Express nine in a Charity Senior Amateur clash. Play ended after eight frames because of darkness. The game was close for three innings but after the Clubbers chalked up three tallies in the fourth, the Freighters appeared to lose heart and play dragged on. Percy Craig pitched the full distance for the Express and was nicked for eight hits. The Cee Cee tandem of starter “Lefty” Little and Sid May limited the Deliverymen to just three safeties, two of which were claimed by shortstop “Packey” McFarlane. First sacker Ed Cass singled twice for the triumphant nine. 

Craig (L) and Neil
Little (W), May (4) and Shannon

(July 22)  Rain limited play to five innings as the Arenas got their first taste of Second Series action, taking out the Catholic Club balltossers 6 to 4. Outswatted by a 9 to 7 margin, the Arenas made the most of their scoring opportunities. After falling behind 1 to 0 after the first inning, the victors rebounded quickly to move in front 2 to 1 in the second panel on “Bunny” Warren’s two-run circuit-jack off losing flinger Charlie Cail. They never lost that lead as Bert Stainsby fanned four in going the route. Bill Siddle of the winning nine and the Clubbers’ Tony Baril each clipped the apple for a double and single.

Stainsby (W) and Fingard
Cail (L) and Shannon

(July 24)  The unexpected happened when the First Series champion Transcona squad took to the diamond for their initial encounter in the Second Series. Expected to walk all over a revamped but inferior Express nine, the Suburbanites appeared uninspired and fell to Freighters 6 to 5 at Wesley Park. Diminutive Percy Craig, toeing the rubber for the Deliverymen, had his assortment of benders working well as he breezed nine while yielding seven hits in taking the complete-game mound victory over reliever Jake Morton. Ward McVey of the Railroad Towners was the only player from either team to have a multi-hit performance, coming through with a pair of doubles and a one-bagger.

Hugert, Morton (L) (8) and Perlman
Craig (W) and Sinclair

(July 26)  The Arenas and Transcona staged another thrilling battle in the Charity Senior Amateur League at Wesley Park, a fracas in which the Arenas prevailed 5 to 2. Two wild heaves by shortstop Amby Moran played a large part in the Transcona defeat, allowing three of the five Arena counters to be plated. Their failure to hit in the pinches also loomed up prominently for the Suburbanites, who had a 9 to 8 edge in base knocks but stranded a dozen base-runners. Winning pitcher Bert Stainsby showed up well with ducks on the pond, scattering the Transcona safeties to minimize damage. Jack Hind pitched superbly in defeat, ringing up 11 punchouts. He also pounded the pill for a trio of safe swats including a two-bagger. Playing-manager “Steamer” Maxwell had three singles for the winners. 

Stainsby (W) and Fingard
Hind (L) and Perlman

(July 27)  The Arenas maintained their unblemished record in Second Series play by earning a well-deserved 4 to 2 victory over the rejuvenated Express aggregation. Darkness put an end to the struggle after eight stanzas. Bill Siddle took over on the bump for the Arenas in the second panel after the Freighters had roughed up starter Bert Stainsby in the opening round. Siddle silenced the bats of the Expressmen for the remainder of the contest, earning the hillock triumph. He also nailed a triple and double to spark the offense. Teammate Wally Byron followed with a double and one-bagger, an output matched by outfielder “Tiny” Phillips of the deliverymen.

Bowler (L), Jones (3) and Mooney
Stainsby, Siddle (W) (2) and Fingard

(July 28)  Scoring five times in the seventh inning, the Catholic Club diamondeers salvaged a 9 – 9 tie with Transcona in a wild encounter at Wesley Park. The two foes went scoreless during the remaining two frames before darkness ended proceedings. “Lefty” Little did the hurling for the Clubbers who outhit the Suburbanites by a 13 to 7 margin. Another portsider, “Lefty” Hugert started on the slab for the Railroad Towners but was derricked for Jake Morton after the seventh-inning meltdown. Earl Gillis distinguished himself with the baton in this affair. The Cee Cee infielder jumped to the top of the batting leaders by posting two doubles and three singles in five times up. Amby Moran was best with the stick for Transcona, collecting three dandy doubles. 

Hugert, Morton (8) and Perlman
Little and Baker 
(July 29)  By virtue of a 12 to 7 thrashing of the Granites, the Arenas knocked the Curlers from the unbeaten ranks and now have a game-and-a-half lead atop the circuit with a perfect 4 – 0 record. Play in this ragged contest terminated after seven innings because of darkness. Both aggregations had their hitting togs on in this offensive match as the Curlers narrowly outswatted the victors by a 12 to 11 margin. The Arenas had the lead from start to finish, plating a three-spot in the top of the opening panel. Newcomer Frank Warren, younger brother of “Bunny” Warren, laced three singles for the Arenas while catcher Abe Fingard delivered a couple of doubles. The Granites’ “Lefty” Pattison also picked up a trio of one-baggers while shortstop Mike Goodman came through with a double and single.

Stainsby (W), Siddle (5) and Fingard
Herzog (L), Pattison (3) and Singbush 

Standings           W      L       Pct.
Arenas              4      0     1.000
Granites            2      1      .667
Catholic Club       1      2      .333
Express             1      2      .333 
Transcona           0      2      .000

(July 31)  The Port Arthur Pascoes opened their four-game exhibition sojourn into Winnipeg by securing an even break in their first two games. The Lakehead visitors mauled the Express nine to the tune of 15 to 2 in the matinée half of a double-bill but found the going tougher in the late tilt when Transcona handed them a 6 to 1 setback.
The Pascoes sent Express starter McConnell to the showers in the opening panel when they lit him up for four counters. They weren’t any kinder to reliever “Buster” Jones, creaming his slants for a five-spot in the second panel of the rout. Winning pitcher Roy Darcy recorded 14 strikeouts while limiting the Freighter to five hits. Middle pasture patroller A. Gray stroked a quartet of safeties for the Ports.

Darcy (W) and Barrett
McConnell (L), Jones (1) and Mooney

Jack Hind whiffed 14 to take the evening mound decision. Carson McVey, with a double and two singles, topped the Transcona swatters while teammate Amby Moran singled three times.

Barton (L) and Wilson
Hind (W) and Perlman, Moran

(August 2)  The touring Port Arther Pascoes won their second and third exhibition games against Winnipeg opposition, bumping the Catholic Club 5 to 2 in the morning segment of a holiday twin-bill before annexing an 8 to 3 win over the Arenas in a battle which lasted eleven innings. Approximately 4,000 fans turned out to witness the two games. The Pascoes ripped into a pitching-shortened Cee Cee squad for a dozen base blows in the opener. Infielder George McGrath mounted the bump for the Clubbers who played with a diluted lineup. Second baseman H. Rochon had three hits for the Ports.

Dodds (W) and Barrett 
McGrath (L) and Sheppard

Despite an injured ankle, Roy Darcy pitched the entire 11 innings for the Port Arthur nine in the finale, earning his second win of the series. He allowed just six safe swats and fanned 13. Bill “Snake” Siddle ascended the hill in relief of Arena starter “Slim” Borwick after an error and a walk placed runners at first and second to begin the second extra frame. A further series of Arena errors with a hit, a wild pitch and a passed ball interspersed led to a five-spot for the winners.   

Darcy (W) and Wilson
Borwick (L), Siddle (L) (11) and Fingard

(August 4)  The much-maligned Express baseball team turned on the league-leading Arenas at Wesley Park and trounced the “Steamer” Maxwell-led crew 7 to 2 in an affair reduced to seven-innings by darkness. It was the first reverse for the Arenas during the Second Series of play. Dave Miller pitched for the Arenas but had little on the ball and was touched up freely, surrendering nine base knocks. Percy Craig of the Freighters had his assortment of benders working nicely and allowed only five scattered hits in grabbing the win. Craig, along with Express middle infielder teammates Connie Neil and Chuck Stewart, all picked up a couple of base hits while “Slim” Borwick doubled and singled for the Arenas.

Miller (L) and Fingard
Craig (W) and Mooney
(August 5)   Silenced by losing pitcher Alex Ross for the first three innings, the Transcona baseballers broke through during the central and late stages of their darkness-shortened fixture with the Granites, coming out on top by a score of 8 to 2. The victory was the first in the Second Series for the First Series champions. Winning flinger Jack Hind breezed nine in going the seven-inning distance, aiding his own cause with a couple of singles. Hot corner guardian Frank Hutter helped the cagey Transcona veteran with a double and single. “Doc” Flanagan and George Trescott both had a brace of one-baggers for the Curlers.  

Hind (W) and Moran
A. Ross (L), Pattinson (7) and Singbush

(August 6)  When Bill “Snake” Siddle landed on one of Sid May’s slants for three bases in the seventh inning, he started a rally that gave the first-place Arenas a well-deserved 4 to 1 victory over the Catholic Club. In arrears to the tune of 1 to 0 at the time, the league-leaders picked up on the momentum provided by Siddle’s blow and came through with a four-spot to handily capture the event. Both May, who whiffed eight, and winning chucker Bert Stainsby, who fanned nine, had a bewildering effect upon opposing swatters with their breaking pitches and both wound up with three-hit efforts. May, unfortunately, was the victim of a seventh-inning miscue which resulted in half of the four Arena counters. “Bunny” Warren had singled in Siddle with the tying run and had scored the go-ahead marker on Bill Borland’s double just prior to the aforementioned error.  

May (L) and Sheppard
Stainsby (W) and Fingard
(August 7)  Continuing to languish in a Second Series swoon, the Transcona balltossers dropped a 7 to 6 decision to the Granites at Wesley Park. It was an exciting affair in which the teams were deadlocked at 5 – 5 entering the ninth inning. The Curlers then scored a pair and held off the Railroad Towners whose comeback attempt fell one run short despite holding a 10 to 9 edge in base hits. “Buck” Herzog struck out seven in earning the complete-game mound victory. Ward McVey of the vanquished nine took the evening’s hitting honors with three hits in four times at bat. 

Herzog (W) and Singbush
Hugert, Hind (5), Nestor (L) (9) and Fraser
(August 9)  Gaining revenge for an earlier upset loss to the Express, the Transcona nine lambasted the spheroid for 15 base blows and crushed the Deliverymen 9 to 3 in a seven-inning, darkness-shortened rout at Wesley Park. As a result of the triumph, the Railroad Boys leapfrogged past the Express into third spot in the Second Series standings. Every player in the lineup for the Railroad Towners was in clouting form and registered at least one hit with the exception of winning pitcher Jake Morton. In addition to their timely hitting, the Suburbanites played errorless ball, providing Morton with flawless defensive support. On the other hand, the Freighters executed poorly afield although they had some success in with the lumber, accumulating seven hits which included three doubles. Ward McVey was the chief gatherer of swats for the winners, connecting safely four times in as many trips to the dish. Brother Carson McVey also had a stellar evening with the stick, registering a round-tripper, a two-bagger and a single while Bert Hessian found his batting eye again, belting a triple and one-bagger. 

McConnell, Jones (L) (1) and Mooney
Morton (L) and Fraser
(August 10)  Veteran knoll artist Jack Hind fanned six and fashioned a one-hitter in hurling the Transcona nine to their second win in two evenings, a six-inning 7 to 0 whitewashing of the Catholic Club. The winners lit up losing tosser Eugene Marion for eleven base blows in the darkness-shortened event including a grand-slam four-bagger by catcher Jack Fraser. Gord Caslake, Ward McVey and Bert Hessian kept up their good work with the hickory, each collecting a brace of singles.   

Hind (W) and Fraser
Marion (L) and Sheppard 

(August 11)  The Arenas increased their lead atop the Second Series’ standings when they captured a hard-fought 3 to 1 battle from the Granites. With six wins and but one loss, the Arenas lead is a commanding one. The Curlers opened the scoring in the third spasm on Mike Goodman’s RBI single. The Arenas tied things at 1 – 1 in the sixth when “Steamer” Maxwell singled, moved to third on a pair of walks and crossed the pan on a fielder’s choice. Losing pitcher “Lefty” Pattison weakened in the eighth panel and the Arenas were quick to take advantage of the opening. Bill Siddle smacked a two-bagger to get things rolling. Singles by Dave Miller, “Slim” Borwick and catcher Abe Fingard followed which sent the winning and insurance counters across the dish. Bert Stainsby grabbed the hillock decision, firing an eight-hitter. Siddle wound up as the batting leader in the game with a pair of two-baggers.  

Pattison (L) and Singbush
Stainsby (W) and Fingard

(August 12)  The Catholic Club aggregation nosed out the Express 2 to 1 In a clash between two second-division teams in the Charity Senior Amateur circuit. Sid May and “Buster” Jones locked horns in a pitching duel with May emerging as the winner on the strength of a three-hitter. Jones was nicked for eight bingles and fanned seven, the same number of whiffs rang up by May. The Clubbers plated singletons in the third and fourth stanzas while the Freighters notched their lone run in the eighth. Ed Cass and Tommy Shannon cuffed a couple of bingles each for the Cee Cees with one of Cass’ knocks going for two bases. 

May (W) and Sheppard
Jones (L) and Mooney

(August 13)  Bunching hits in the fourth and seventh frames, the Arenas took a stranglehold on the Second Series pennant when they knocked off their old rivals from Transcona 5 to 1. The league-leaders broke a close game wide open by plating a four-spot in the seventh after opening the scoring in the fourth. Bill Siddle mowed down ten via the strikeout route while setting down the Suburbanites on four safeties. The winners amassed seven bingles off the slants of Jack Hind who rang up eleven punchouts. Siddle, with a double and single, led all swatsmiths. Lawrie Cuthbert singled twice for the Railroad Towners.

Hind (L) and Fraser
Siddle (W) and Fingard

(August 14)  In a clash of also-rans at Wesley Park, the bottom-feeding Express nine pulled off a rare victory, edging the shorthanded Granites 4 to 3. After the Curlers had come from behind to knot the count at 3 –3 in the top-of-the-ninth panel, the cellar-dwellers responded with the winner in their half of the canto when flychaser “Tiny” Phillips drilled a three-bagger to drive in Nelson Mooney. Phillips also stroked a pair of one-baggers in support of winning slabster McConnell to lead all swatsmiths.  

Chafe, Wear (5), Herzog (L) (5) and Singbush, Hudson
McConnell (W) and Mooney

(August 16)  The Catholic Club jumped into second spot in the Second Series’ standings when they grabbed off the long end of a 7 to 2 score from the Granites in a seven-inning, darkness-shortened fixture. The Clubbers sported a slight 7 to 6 edge in hits as losing chucker Gerald “Dummy" Wear was once again plagued by control issues, walking six, hitting winning hurler Charlie Cail and uncorking three wild pitches. Cail fanned five and walked three. Earl Gillis and Wally Roche stroked a double and single each for the victors while Wear drilling two singles in a losing cause. 

Cail (W) and Sheppard
Wear (L) and Singbush

Standings           W      L       Pct.
Arenas              7      1      .875
Catholic Club       4      4      .500
Transcona           3      4      .429 
Granites            3      5      .375
Express             3      5      .375 

(August 17)  The Catholic Club band of baseballers strengthened their hold on second place in the Charity Senior Amateur League and, in the process, eliminated First Series’ winning Transcona from the Second Series pennant race by administering a 4 to 1 defeat to the Railroad Towners. The contest ended after seven rounds because of darkness. The Clubbers played errorless ball behind winning flinger Sid May who was touched for seven hits while the Cee Cees got to complete-game loser Vic Nestor for eight bingles including two each by Ed Cass, Jimmy Shannon and Earl Gillis.

May (W) and Sheppard
Nestor (L) and Moran

(August 18)  Playing errorless ball, the Express continued their Second Series’ hex over the Arenas, dropping the runaway leaders 8 to 5 in a six-inning clash at Wesley Park. Newcomer Haultman, on the hill for the Freighters, outduelled Bert Stainsby for hillock supremacy in the darkness-shortened event. Stainsby, who was given wretched defensive support by his mates, was clipped for eight Express base knocks while fanning five. Haultman recorded seven whiffs while surrendering five safeties. Pat Cann, with a double and triple, led the winners at the dish. Ward McVey doubled and singled for the Suburbanites. 

Haultman (W) and Mooney
Stainsby (L) and Fingard

(August 19)  Darkness befriended the Transconas in a Charity Senior League match at Wesley Park when a three-run outburst by the Granites in the top-of-the-eighth panel was nullified when the game was called, the score thus reverting to 5 to 2 in the Suburbanites’ favor. It was a come-from-behind triumph for the Railroad Towners who trailed 2 to 1 entering the sixth stanza. A solo home run by Ward McVey knotted the count and the Transcona nine added another tally in that frame on a run-producing single by Amby Moran to move ahead by a run. They added a pair of insurance marker in the seventh to seal the deal. Both winning slab artist Jack Hind and losing pitcher Oscar Wynant were touched for seven base raps although Hind had a significant edge, 10 to 3, when it came to strikeouts. Moran and Jimmy Gibson of the victors as well as third baseman George Trescott of the Curlers all registered two hits.

Wynant (L) and Singbush
Hind (W) and Fraser

(August 20)  The Arenas wrapped up the Second Series championship by scoring a seven-inning 5 to 3 victory over the Catholic Club aggregation at Wesley Park. The darkness-shortened affair was called after the Arenas plated a deuce in their last turn at bat to break a 3 – 3 tie. Winning pitcher Bill “Snake” Siddle’s two-out, two-run double was the telling blow that decided the verdict. Both Siddle and losing moundsman Jimmy Shannon gave up six hits in the closely contested affair. Siddle had a single to go along with his two-bagger, an offensive output replicated by catcher Stu Sheppard and first baseman Ed Cass of the Cee Cees.

J. Shannon (L) and Sheppard
Siddle (W) and Fingard

(August 21)  Pounding the horsehide at a terrific gait, Transcona administered a 7 to 2 beating to the lowly Express contingent at Wesley Park. The result places the Railroad Towners on an even footing with the Catholic Club in the race for the runner-up spot in the Second Series. The Suburbanites lambasted losing twirler “Buster” Jones for 14 base knocks with Sam Perlman and Ward McVey doing most of the damage with three safeties apiece. Phil Neil and outfielder Dunbar both singled twice for the Deliverymen.

Hessian (W) and Pearlman
Jones (L) and Mooney

(August 23)  The Granites, presenting a rejuvenated lineup, sprang a surprise by upending the fast traveling, league-leading Arenas 4 to 1 at Wesley Park in an encounter reduced by darkness to eight panels. For a game that had absolutely nothing at stake, it turned out to be a snappy one with a number of brilliant defensive plays being pulled off. Deaf mute pitcher Gerald “Dummy” Wear of the Granites, known primarily for his lack of control, was nicked for only two Arena hits, one of the scratchy variety, and displayed better command of his pitches than ever before. Losing chucker “Slim” Borwick, who normally patrols the outer pasture, blanked the Curlers until the top-of-the-eighth canto when he weakened and surrendered all four of their runs on three hits and an error. He finished with an eight-hitter. Second sacker Hillery of the victors was the lone hitter in the contest to pick up two base hits.

Wear (W) and Singbush
Borwick (L) and Fingard

(August 24)  Bunching their hits off Percy Craig in effective style, the Catholic Club pounded out a 6 to 1 victory over the Express baseballers in a seven-inning tilt at Wesley Park that was curtailed by darkness. The win for the Clubbers vaulted them into a tie with Transcona for second place in the Second Series. Slabster Marion, a youngster making his first appearance on the rubber in senior competition, pitched masterly ball for the Cee Cees, holding the Deliverymen to five bingles. Flychaser Wally Roche poled out a double and one-bagger for the winners while teammate Tommy Shannon and keystone sacker Chuck Stewart of the Express both singled twice.

Craig (L) and Mooney
Marion (W) and Sheppard

(August 25)  The first-place Arenas successfully finished their quota of games in the Second Series by downing Transcona 4 to 3 in a six-inning contest halted because of lack of illumination. The winners doubled the Suburbanites in base knocks, cuffing 10 to but 5 for the losers. A three-run fifth inning for the pennant-winners was the game changer as Dave Miller earned the mound victory over Jake Morton. Collecting a deuce of safe swats in this abbreviated affair were Bill Borland, Bill Siddle and “Slim” Borwick of the Second Series’ champions and Transcona’s Carson McVey.

Miller (W) and Fingard
Morton (L) and Perlman

(August 26)  In one of the wobbliest contests witnessed on the local diamond this season, the Express aggregation of supposed-to-be senior ballplayers failed miserably to climb out of the cellar position in Charity League action when the Granites humbled them to the tune of 10 to 2 in a five-inning fixture. Buckley Herzog, assigned to sift the slants for the Curlers, acquitted himself nobly, holding the Freighters to one bingle while whiffing five. Both Haultman and McConnell who endeavored to stop the Granites mad gallop, had difficulty as the Curling Clubbers put the game on ice with a six-spot in the fifth and final canto. Playing-skipper “Doc” Flanagan wielded the most potent baton for the victors, clipping the orb for a brace of two-baggers. Mercifully, as darkness intervened to halt this one-sided affair, the doormats were able to tuck away their uniforms in mothballs until next season.

Herzog (W) and Singbush
Haultman (L), McConnell (5) and Grose

(August 27)  Transcona finished a disappointing Second Series by dropping a 3 to 1 five-frame decision to the Catholic Club at Wesley Park. The Clubbers, making a late-season bid for second place in the Charity Senior Amateur circuit, plated their trio of counters in the fourth to make moundsman “Lefty” Little a winner. Little handcuffed the slump-ridden Suburbanites on two hits in the darkness-shortened fracas. The Cee Cees managed five safeties in the triumph. Not a batter on either team collected more than one bingle.

Dodds (L), Hind (5) and Fraser, Perlman
Little (W) and Sheppard

(August 28)  The Granites and Catholic Club wound up the Second Series schedule of the 1920 Charity Senior Amateur League at Wesley Park in which the Curlers registered an 8 to 3 conquest. The combatants finished the campaign in a deadlock for the runner-up spot in the Second Series. Gerald “Dummy” Wear won his second mound decision in succession with a five-hitter while his mates were banging out ten bingles. “Doc” Flanagan paced the Curlers offensively, stinging the sphere for a double and a pair of one-baggers. Teammate Gordon Hudson as well as the Cee Cees’ Tommy Shannon both acquired a two-bagger and single.

Wear (W) and Singbush
Marion (L) and Sheppard

Final Second Series standings 
Arenas               9 – 3     .750
Catholic Club        6 – 6     .500
Granites             6 – 6     .500
Transcona            5 – 7     .417 
Express              4 – 8     .333

1920 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  (best-of-seven series) 
Transcona (First Series champions) vs Arenas (Second Series winners)

(August 31)  The Arenas got the jump on Transcona in the opening game of the Charity Senior Amateur Baseball League championship series, triumphing 5 to 3 in a darkness shortened, seven-inning encounter played in damp conditions. The Second Series champions had the game in hand pretty well all the way, enjoying a 5 to 0 lead before the vanquished nine plated their trio of counters in their second-last turn at bat. Winning pitcher Bill “Snake” Siddle was the big noise for the winners, holding the Railroad Towners scoreless until the sixth when he issued a walk and threw the slippery horsehide wild to first base, setting the wheels in motion for an insufficient, last-itch Transcona rally. The big right hander was nicked five times but could not be hit safely when bingles meant bacon, errors being responsible for the Transcona tallies. “Lefty” Hugert also pitched fine ball for the Suburbanites, allowing only five safe blows, but he had the misfortune of giving up base knocks with ducks on the pond, those runners being largely on the sacks as a result of defensive meltdowns. Wally Byron wielded his baton in fine fashion for the victors, securing a double and single which resulted in three tallies.

Siddle (W) and Fingard
Hugert (L) and Fraser  

(September 2)  Building upon the momentum of their impressive Second Series run plus their opening game triumph in the overall championship series, the Arenas staged a batting spree and trounced Transcona 13 to 1 in the second tilt of the finals. Brimming with confidence, the Arena balltossers backed up winning flinger Bert Stainsby in grand style and landed on the elusive horsehide for no less than 15 bingles, acquired in seven innings of play before darkened skies intervened to terminate the onslaught. Five counters in the opening round off losing chucker Jack Hind and a half dozen more in the fourth when Axle Green was summoned to the hill to replace a battered Hind, left the final result in no doubt. Stainsby kept the four hits he surrendered well scattered while chalking up seven strikeouts. Carson McVey connected for two of the safe swats yielded by Stainsby, one of which was a triple. Swinging the baton with authority for the winners were Lawrie Cuthbert and Bill Borland who both collected a triad of safeties. Checking in with a brace of base raps each were Wally Byron, “Steamer” Maxwell, “Snake” Siddle and “Bunny” Warren

Hind (L), Green (4) and Perlman
Stainsby (W) and Fingard   

(September 4)  Following their crushing defeat of two nights previous, the Transcona band of diamondeers staved off becoming the victims of a series’ stranglehold, rebounding for a controversial 6 to 5 verdict over the Arenas in game three of the final series. The Suburbanites had a narrow 10 to 9 advantage in base hits and led all the way after opening the scoring in the first inning. Their big offensive thrust occurred in the third frame when four counters crossed the dish. The Arenas argued unsuccessfully that one of these runs, plated by Jimmy Gibson, should not have been allowed as it occurred when batter Jim McCullough swung and missed a third strike pitch that hit him and caromed to the backstop. A formal protest was lodged by playing-manager “Steamer” Maxwell as a result of the call. Bill Borland of the Arenas was the star offensive performer of the clash, poling out a brace of doubles and a pair of singles in four trips to the plate. Playing-manager Dan McLennan of the victors led his squad with a couple of two-baggers and a single.    

Stainsby (L) and Fingard, W. Borland
Hind (W), Hugert (8) and Perlman

(September 6)  Pounding the ball at a terrific gait during a Labor Day doubleheader, the Transcona nine won both ends of the twin-bill, 7 to 1 and 8 to 7, to put themselves in no worse than an even footing with the Arenas, depending upon the decision regarding the protested game of September 4. The Railroad Towners had their batting togs with them on the Holiday and hit the offerings of the Arena hurlers to all corners of the Wesley Park ball lot where close to 9,000 people witnessed the two games. The morning contest was a nip-and-tuck affair for five rounds with the Suburbanites in front 2 to 0, but they sewed up the game by scoring a three-spot in the sixth. Cagey veteran Jack Hind breezed a half dozen and scattered seven Arena hits successfully in going the distance for the hillock verdict. Skipper Danny McLennan paced the 16-hit batting barrage of the First Series’ champions, clipping the orb for a triple, double and a pair of one-baggers. First baseman Jim McCullough followed with three singles. Losing slabman Bill Siddle had four, all singles, of his team’s seven safeties.

Siddle (L), Miller (7) and Fingard, W. Borland
Hind (W) and Perlman 

Hind attempted to do the “iron man”stunt by taking the hill to start the afternoon joust but the Arenas took kindly to his slants and pounded him for four first-inning tallies plus a pair in the third before Jake Morton took over and held the Second Series’ winners to one run and one hit for the remainder of the scuffle. Meanwhile, Transcona began chipping away at the early deficit, plating a pair in the opening stanza, singletons in the third and fourth and a three-spot in the seventh which tied the score. Then, in the bottom-of-the-ninth panel, a one-out error by keystone sacker Bill Siddle gave Ward McVey life. He moved into scoring position on a ground out and scored the winning tally when Gord Caslake singled. Bert Stainsby managed to go the route for the vanquished Arenas despite yielding 16 base blows. Sam Perlman had four of those raps, all singles, while Caslake and first sacker Jim McCullough contributed three safe swats apiece. Catcher Bill Borland topped the Arena offense, stroking a double and a pair of one-baggers.  

Hind, Morton (W) (3) and Perlman
Stainsby (L) and W. Borland

(September 8)  A protest lodged by the Arenas during the third game of the championship finals was upheld by the Charity Senior Amateur League and the game was declared a 5 – 5 draw. The series now stands at two victories for each team and a tie.

(September 8)  Continuing their recent surge of batting power, the Transcona baseballers edged the Arenas 5 to 4 in a seven-inning, darkness-shortened fracas at Wesley Park to take a one-game lead in the best-of-seven final series. Arena manager “Steamer” Maxwell’s decision to use a pair of position players on the hill in an attempt to check the heavy hitting of the Suburbanite swatsmiths backfired as both “Slim” Borwick and Art Frick were touched up freely, as was fifth-inning reliever Dave Miller although the latter hurler was not charged with any of the five Transcona runs. “Lefty” Hugert pitched the full distance for the Railroad Towners. He allowed seven hits, including a two-run homer by Miller in the sixth which made the game close after playing catch-up from the very start. Initial sacker Jim McCullough continued his torrid pace from the batter’s box for the victors, coming through with a double and a brace of one-baggers while teammates Dan McLennan and Carson McVey both stroked three singles. Miller had a double in addition to his four-ply dinger to emerge as the Arenas’ top swatter. 

Hugert (W) and Perlman
Borwick (L), Frick (1), Miller (5) and Fingard

(September 9)  After a sub-par Second Series and a dismal start to the championship finals, the First Series’ winning Transcona nine tucked away the 1920 Winnipeg Charity Senior Amateur Baseball pennant, nosing out the Arenas 3 to 2 in a game limited to seven-and-a-half frames when darkness enveloped the skies.  After dropping games one and two of the showdown series, the Railroad Towners rallied for four victories to annex the finals four games to two. Narrowly outhit by a 6 to 5 margin, the Suburbanites plated a pair of sixth-inning markers to wipe out a 2 to 1 Arena lead. The tying run scored following a leadoff single by Dan McLennan, a ground-rule double by first baseman Jim McCullough and a ground out by Ward McVey. Amby Moran’s one-bagger then delivered McCullough with the lead counter. They held on to that edge as reliever Jake Morton subdued the Second Series’ titlists in their final two turns at bat. Morton had replaced winning pitcher Jack Hind, making his fifth start of the series, in the top of the seventh when the veteran Transcona slab artist fell far behind in the count to “Steamer” Maxwell who was leading off the frame. Morton did a superb job as a fireman, hurling shutout ball over the final two spasms. The Arenas again failed to deliver in the pinch, one of their strong points throughout the season, a telling absence so apparent over the final five games. Moran, aside from driving in the winner, was spectacular defensively at shortstop, accepting six chances without a skip. His one-handed pickup of Dave Miller’s drive and peg to first was a dandy. Playing-skipper McLennan added two more hits to his playoff record, sufficient to capture the batting title for the series with a .591 average. Arenas’ complete-game twirler Bill “Snake” Siddle drilled three singles in a losing cause.   

Siddle (L) and Fingard
Hind (W), Morton (7) and Perlman 


The 1920 Brandon Greys were more inclined to participate in exhibition games than in playing league games as part of the Western Manitoba circuit.

Teams in the 1920 Western Manitoba Baseball League
Brandon Greys

(May 24)   The 1920 season got off to a flying start for the Brandon Greys Monday with a sweep of a double header from the Winnipeg Granites, the champions of the Winnipeg City League. Greys blanked the visitors 4-0 in the opener then crushed the Winnipeg nine 10-1 in the second game. Record crowds greeted the players at both games. "Happy" Cornell tossed the shutout in the afternoon allowing just three hits. The teams played through six scoreless innings before the Greys broke loose in the seventh as Nip Wilkinson cracked a three-run homer into the autos in deep centre field. Farquahar had three hits for the winners, two of them doubles.

Pattinson (L) and Singbush
Cornell (W) and Cochlan

H.L. "Krug" Crawford and Charlie "Stuffy" MacInnes combined to hold Winnipeg to three hits in the seven-inning second game as the Greys pounded out ten safeties, three by Herb Stuart, to trounce the visitors 10-1. Stuart got the Greys off to a quick start with a homer in the first inning. Sandy McNeill rapped another four-bagger in the fifth inning. Crawford racked up ten strikeouts in his five innings of work.

Crawford (W), MacInnes (6) and Cochlan
Ross (L) and Singbush

(May 27)  Charlie MacInnes fired a three-hitter and fanned 17 Thursday as Brandon took its league opener 12-0 over Souris. Greys scored five runs in the first inning and coasted to the triumph backed by a 12-hit attack, three by Nip Wilkinson and two apiece by Glen Cousley and MacInnes.

Jesse (L) and Smith
MacInnes (W) and Cochlan

(June 3)    Brandon blew an early 5-0 lead, then rebounded to scored five more in the middle innings to down Neepawa 10-5 Thursday as the visitors made nine errors. The Greys smacked 12 hits with Herb Stuart, Nip Wilkinson, Glen Cousley and Stuart "Fuzzy" Fenwick each with a pair. H.L. "Krug" Crawford, who relieved in the third when Neepawa scored five times, fanned ten in going the rest of the way for the win.

Hawkins (L) and McMillan
Cornell, Crawford (W) (3) and Cochlan

(June 4)   With a 16-hit attack, featuring three-baggers by Lorne Cabot and Charlie MacInnes, Brandon Greys clobbered Minnedosa 12-2 Friday. MacInnes held the host club to five hits.

MacInnes (W) and Cochlan
xxx and xxx

(June 7)   In a league contest, Brandon continued to romp through the opposition blanking Beresford 7-0 behind the two-hit pitching of "Happy" Cornell and a 12-hit attack. Greys put the game away early with two runs in the first inning and another pair in the second.

Davidson (L) and xxx
Cornell (W) and xxx

(June 10)   With more outstanding pitching, Brandon Greys notched their seventh straight victory downing Oak Lake 8-1. H.L. Crawford twirled a three-hitter for the win.

Carpenter (L) and Taylor
Crawford (W) and Cochlan

(June 11)   After falling behind 3-0 after two innings, the Brandon Greys regrouped and battered Souris 13-4 in Western Manitoba League action at Souris. Herb Stuart paced the winners with four straight hits and Charlie MacInnes tossed a three-hitter for the win. It was the eighth straight win for the Greys.

MacInnes (W) and Cochlan
Jesse (L) and Graham

(June 14)   Virden, trailing 3-0 before having a turn at bat, scored once in the first then exploded for eight runs in the second en route to a 9-8 victory over Brandon, the first loss for the Greys.  Trailing 9-3, Brandon battled back with two in the sixth, one in the seventh and another pair in the eighth but fell short. Early held on to post the win yielding eight hits. Virden had ten.

Cornell (L), Crawford (3) and Cochlan
Early (W) and McDougall

(June 16)    In his first start at the senior level, Frank Lutes had an outstanding effort holding Virden to two scratch hits Wednesday in a 7-1 victory.  Brandon punched out 11 hits led by Nip Wilkinson with three and Harvey Cochlan and Lutes each with a pair. Lutes walked two and fanned six.

Early (L) and Healy, McDougall
Lutes (W) and Cochlan

(June 17)    Bottineau, North Dakota, erupted for five runs in the ninth inning Thursday to dump Brandon 6-3 in the second game of a double-header after the Greys took the opener 3-1. The twin-bill drew the largest ever crowds to the Athletic Grounds.  In the morning game, H.L. "Krug" Crawford. who pitched both games for the Greys, blanked the visitors until the ninth inning in the 3-1 triumph. He gave up just five hits and fanned eight without a free pass.

Robinson (L) and Hagen
Crawford (W) and Cochlan

Bottineau managed to take the evening contest 6-3 in spite of six errors, four at first base by Costello. Crawford racked up 13 strikeouts in a losing cause.

Brown (W) and Ferguson
Crawford (L) and Cochlan

(June 21)   Right fielder Nip Wilkinson is the Greys' leading hitter through the team's first 12 games with a .372 average, topping shortstop Herb Stuart who sits at .311. Harvey Cochlan leads in runs, with 14, and Stuart Fenwick has the most steals, 9.

Brandon      4 - 1
Virden       2 - 2
Beresford    1 - 2
Souris       1 - 3

(June 24)  Charlie MacInnes and Happy Cornell combined on a two-hit shutout Thursday as Brandon rolled to its 11th victory in 13 games, 8-0 over Souris who booted their chances by making ten errors. MacInnes racked up ten strikeouts in his five innings of work and Cornell added another five. Nip Wilkinson led the winners with two hits and two runs. Jesse allowed just six hits in taking the loss.

Jesse (L) and Graham
MacInnes (W), Cornell (6) and Cochlan, Chabot (6)

(June 25)   Behind a 15-hit attack, Brandon Greys whipped Oak Lake 12-3 Friday for their 12th win in 14 games. Herb Stuart and Lorne Chabot each cracked three hits for the winners while Charlie MacInnes twirled a four-hitter on the hill for the Greys.

MacInnes (W) and Cochlan
xxx and xxx

(June 29)    In their worst showing to date, the Brandon Greys took it on the chin, twice, Tuesday, losing a double-header to the Minneapolis All-Stars, 8-5 in eleven innings, and 14-2.  Greys had a 5-0 lead in the opener through six innings before the visitors got on the scoreboard in the seventh and tied it with four runs in the ninth. The All-Stars pounded out 13 hits in the victory led by centre fielder Nolan with a triple and two singles.

Packard, Dretchka (W) (3) and Marcio, Loupe
Crawford (L) and Cochlan

The visitors ran wild in the second game scoring six in the second inning to coast to the easy win. Again, Nolan was a spark for the winners with two hits, one a home run. Southpaw Bill "Lefty" Keegan held the Greys to three hits in going the distance for the All-Stars who had 11 hits off a pair of Brandon hurlers.

Keegan (W) and Loupe
MacInnes (L), Cornell (2) and Cochlan

(July 1)   North Dakota's Rugby nine was too much for the Brandon Greys Thursday taking both games of a double-header, 11-1 and 6-5. Second baseman Erickson paced the winners in the opener with a triple, double and single and three runs. Ray, on the hill for Rugby, held Brandon to seven hits and whiffed 12 with just one walk. Ray also was the winner in the second game going seven innings in relief.

Ray (W) and A.Brandt
Lutes (L) and Cochlan

In the second game, both teams put up four runs in the first inning before the pitchers settled down and hurled good ball the rest of the way.  Rugby got a pair in the sixth and Greys one in the seventh but the Americans held on for the victory. Catcher Andy Brandt and Ray each had two hits.

O.Shoulders, Ray (2) (W), B. Brandt (9) and A.Brandt
Crawford (L) and Chabot

(July 5)   A wild exhibition of baseball, good and bad, saw 29 runs, 28 hits, 8 walks and 17 errors Monday at the Brandon ball lot as the Greys clobbered Beresford 18-11. Beresford battled back from an early 4-run deficit to take a 9-8 lead in the top of the seventh inning but Brandon exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the frame to regain the advantage. Herb Stuart, Harvey Cochlan and Stuart Fenwick led the winners each with three hits and four runs. Stuart's blows included a triple and double. Fenwick had a three-bagger. Nip Wilkinson added a homer and single. D.Rathwell had three safeties for Beresford. "Krug" Crawford picked up the win in a relief appearance for Brandon.

Davidson (L), Corry (7) and Wallace
Hogg, Crawford (W) (7) and Cochlan

(July 8)   Playing across the border Thursday, Brandon Greys got a split in a double-header at Bottineau. The host team, Bottineau ran away with the opener, winning 10-3 as the Greys booted the ball six times while Estervaag, the Bottineau right fielder pounded out three hits and scored four times.  Woods turned a six-hitter for the winners whiffing 12.

Cornell (L) and Cochlan
Woods (W) and Hagen

In the second game, Brandon broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the eighth inning then held off a ninth inning rally by Rugby to win 3-2.  Hits by Stuart Fenwick, Harvey Cochlan and Sandy McNeill, an error and a passed ball put Greys in the lead. In the ninth Shoulders drove in both Rugby's markers. H.L. Crawford twirled a six-hitter for the win, besting Bob Brandt.

Crawford (W) and Cochlan
B.Brandt (L) and A.Brandt

(July 10)     Hometown Souris enjoyed a one-run lead for all of one inning Saturday, before Brandon unleashed a 14-hit offensive to crush the host team 15-3. Shortstop Herb Stuart belted a homer, double and single for the winners while Sandy McNeill, Nip Wilkinson, Alex Falconer and Stuart Fenwick each collected a pair. Newcomer Lloyd went four innings for the Greys with Happy Cornell finishing for the win.

Lloyd, Cornell (W) (5) and Cochlan
Jesse (L) and Graham

(July 12)   H.L. "Krug" Crawford, with a no-hitter through seven innings, finished with a three-hit performance and helped at the dish with two hits, both doubles, as Brandon trounced Neepawa 7-1. The lone marker against Crawford was unearned. Greys scored a pair in the first inning as Harvey Cochlan singled to bring in Herb Stuart who had reached on an error and Nip Wilkinson's long fly ball brought in the second run. They added another on Crawford's two-bagger in the second and cruised to the win, played at Neepawa.

Crawford (W) and Cochlan
Rush (L), Van Klist and Fraser

(July 13)   Overcoming an early 3-run deficit, Brandon Greys survived six errors to dump Virden 9-6 and just about wrap up the pennant in the Western Manitoba League. Left fielder Stuart Fenwick led the Greys with three hits, including a pair of two-baggers. Harvey Cochlan added three singles. Charlie MacInnes, the winning hurler, added a triple. MacInnes allowed six hits and had 11 strikeouts in going the route on the hill for the Greys.

Ginsler (L), Olien (4) and Healy
MacInnes (W) and Cochlan

(July 19)  Nip Wilkinson continues to lead the Brandon hitters running almost 100 points ahead of the next best on the club. The star outfielder has hammered out 33 hits in 86 trips for a .360 average and has yet to make an error.

(July 26)    Brandon Greys cracked out ten hits, including a home run by Stuart Fenwick and triple from Nip Wilkinson but could only salvage a 3-3, 10-inning, tie with Virden. The draw assured the Greys on first place in the league standings. "Krug" Crawford held Virden to six hits and fanned ten, walking just one.

Crawford and Cochlan
Early and McDougall

(July 29)    The heavy-hitting nine from Bottineau, North Dakota, proved too much for the Brandon Greys Thursday taking both games of a double-header, 15-8 and 3-1. The visitors rang up 19 hits in the opening game, four apiece by Costella and Schmidt. Comartin added a homer, single and three runs. The Greys collected ten hits, three by catcher Harvey Cochlan. Robinson fanned 11 in going the distance for the win.

Robinson (W) and Ferguson
Cornell (L), MacInnes (5) and Cochlan

Bottineau scored all three of its runs in the fourth inning and held on to edge the Greys 3-1 in the evening encounter. Andy Brandt, the big left-handed catcher, was the hero for the Americans as his triple to left field brought in the first two runs and he scored the third on an error. Costella added two more hits to bring his total to six for the day. Bob Brandt tossed a four-hitter for the winners and racked up 11 strikeouts, the same as losing hurler H.L. Crawford.

B.Brandt (W) and A.Brandt
Crawford (L) and Cochlan

(July 31)  In two of the best ball games ever played in Brandon, the Regina Victorias and the Greys broke even in Saturday's double-header. The visitors captured the first affair 2-1 while Brandon blanked the Vics 4-0 in the second game. Both exhibitions were replete with brilliant fielding and good twirling. The Greys took the lead in the first game when Alex Falconer doubled in the second inning to bring in Lorne Chabot, on base with a single to right. The lone marker stood up until the seventh when Farquhar reached on an error, stole second, took third on a wild pitch and stole home with the tying run. Regina got the winner in the eighth when George Hay was safe on an error, advanced on an infield out and romped home on an overthrow at first. Charlie MacInnes was the tough-luck loser having hurled a three-hitter while the Greys collected six off winning pitcher Ward.

Ward (W) and Irvin
MacInnes (L) and Cochlan

H.L. "Krug" Crawford was outstanding in the second game fashioning a three-hitter with no walks and 12 strikeouts to shutout the visitors. Andy Brandt stroked a triple, double and single to pace the winners and Nip Wilkinson  added three singles and two runs. Greys collected nine hits off George Holmes.

Holmes (L) and Irvin
Crawford (W) and Brandt

(August 2)   Playing at Virden, Brandon ran up a 10-0 lead after three innings and romped to a 10-4 victory over the host nine in a game called after six innings because of rain. The game was a re-play of the tie game played las week. Robinson, the new Greys' hurler allowed just four hits in registering the win for Brandon. Nip Wilkinson again led the Greys at the plate with two hits.

Robinson (W) and Cochlan
Olien (L) and Healey

(August 4)    Virden's ace hurler Early was superb Monday firing a five-hit shutout as Virden blanked Brandon 1-0. Early allowed just five hits.  The teams battled through six scoreless frames before Virden pushed across the game's only run. With one out, Porter reached with a hit and Russell followed with a smash to centre field. The ball got away from Glen Cousley and the throw home was too late to nab Porter at the plate. Russell led Virden with three hits. Herb Stuart and Bill Williams each had two for the Greys.

Early (W) and McDougall
Crawford (L) and A.Brandt

(August 5)    Brandon Greys had it all their way Thursday at Minnedosa crushing the home nine 7-0 in a seven-inning contest. Frank Lutes tossed the shutout. Nip Wilkinson's running one-handed catch of a hard hit ball was a feature of the evening's game.

Lutes (W) and Cochlan
xxx and McMillan

(August 6)    George "Lefty" Kaye, the former Transcona star, racked up 16 strikeouts Friday as Yorkton and Brandon fought to a 3-3 draw in a game called after nine innings to enable the Greys to catch the eight o'clock train home. Kaye allowed seven hits while Robinson, for the Greys, yielded just four. Nip Wilkinson stroked a triple and single and scored twice for Brandon.

Robinson and Brandt
Kay and Thorarinson

(August 9)    A wild seven-run rally in the fifth inning carried Brandon to a 14-6 comeback victory over Virden. The visitors had jumped into a big lead with two runs in the third inning and another four in the top of the fifth on Porter's grand slam homer. But the Greys took the lead with seven in the fifth, all the scoring coming with two out, and added five more in the sixth and a pair in the eighth. Greys managed just eight hits but were helped by nine Virden errors, four coming in Brandon's seven-run frame.

Early (L) and McDougall
MacInnes, Crawford (W) (3) and Cochlan, A.Brandt (3)

(August 11)    Brandon Greys blew a 6-0 lead and had to settle for a 7-7 draw with Virden Wednesday at Virden. The home squad plated two runs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the match. With darkness making it difficult to see the ball, Virden staged their rally with Healy drawing a walk and Early following with a hit. With two out, Porter slammed a triple to bring in both base runners.  Brandon out-hit Virden 11-6 with Nip Wilkinson and Krug Crawford leading the way each with three singles.

Lutes, Crawford (6) and Brandt
Olien and McDougall, Russell

(August 12)   A five-run fifth inning carried Yorkton to a 6-3 victory over Brandon Thursday at Yorkton. A double by Hank Sigurdson keyed the big rally. Doole followed with a single, Tait drew a walk, "Dude" Eckhardt singled. Sam Sigurdson smacked a two-bagger and Davies had a single. Lefty Kaye survived nine hits to gain the victory. He walked two and fanned eight. Early allowed ten hits, walked a pair and had seven strikeouts.

Early (L) and Cochlan
Kaye (W) and Thorarinson

(August 13)  Brandon Greys overcame one bad inning Friday to down Virden 7-5. Greys had taken a 3-0 lead after five innings but Virden exploded for five runs in the sixth to take the lead. Greys bounced back with three in the seventh and another in the eighth for the win. Glen Cousley paced the winners with three hits and three runs. Young Frank Lutes allowed eight hits in going the route for the win. He walked three and struck out six.

Olien (L) and Russell
Lutes (W) and Cochlan

(August 14)   Playing at Brandon, Yorkton split a pair, losing the first game 8-3 before notching a 3-2 win in the second. The Greys broke a 2-2 tie with five runs in the fifth inning in the first game victory. Early racked up 14 strikeouts, with two free passes, in posting the pitching win over Hank Sigurdson. He also led the hitters, smacking a double and two singles for Brandon. Shortstop Herb Stuart and first sacker Lorne Chabot each had a pair of safeties. Lamson and Tait had two hits apiece for Yorkton.

Sigurdson (L) and Thorarinson
Early (W) and Cochlan

George "Lefty" Kaye held Brandon to five hits in the seven-inning second game to post the win. He had seven strikeouts. Shortstop Sam Sigurdson had the big bat for Yorkton pounding a home run in the first inning and later adding a two-bagger. Catcher Andy Brandt had the big blow for Brandon, a triple in the sixth. However, he was thrown out trying to steal home.

Kaye (W) and Thorarinson
Crawford (L) and Brandt

(August 16)  In the final game of the season, Brandon Greys punched out 14 hits, to just 7 for Virden, made three errors to six for the home squad, but still came out on the losing end of a 9-6 result Monday. With a depleted lineup, the Greys sent centre fielder Nip Wilkinson to the mound for his first pitching effort of the season and he did well in going the distance allowing the seven hits, five walks with six strikeouts. McLennan, Olien and Healy each had two hits for Virden. Five Greys - Herb Stuart, Harvey Cochlan, Charlie MacInnes, Sandy McNeill, Wallace and Simons each had a pair of hits.  Virden's five-run first inning set the stage for the triumph.

Wilkinson (L) and Cochlan
Early (W) and xxx

(August 23)   Brandon Greys finished the season with 23 wins, 14 loses and 3 ties in 40 games, finding the American teams tough to handle. Star outfielder Nip Wilkinson ran away with the team's batting title finishing with a .413 average in 36 games. He led the team in runs, with 52, and went all season without making an error. Stuart Fenwick was tops in steals, with 19.

"Krug" Crawford led the hurlers, with nine wins in 14 decisions. He was the Greys workhorse with 135 innings and topped the staff in strikeouts with 165. Charlie MacInnes had a 6-2 record in 11 games.