1921 Game Reports / Alberta     



Slated to be a four-team circuit as per previous seasons, the 1921 loop was reduced to just two entries, the Centrals and South Side, when teams representing Beverly and Greenfields failed to organize in time.  Interest and enthusiasm waned in the two-team association after the first couple of weeks of play and one-on-one clashes between the foes became fewer as time wore on. Even scarcer was the reporting of game results.  It appears that the two combatants simply abandoned the schedule, each participating in the occasional exhibition game against other opponents, then formed an all-star team and entered the provincial playoffs.

South Side


(June 1)  The delayed opening game of the Senior Amateur Baseball League was staged at Diamond Park where the Centrals cleaned up on the South Side aggregation 7 to 2 in a darkness-abbreviated, six-inning affair. Matt Nehring tamed the Southerners on five hits to earn the complete-game mound decision. The Centrals plated a three-spot in their opening turn at bat, thanks in large measure to a pair of costly South Side errors, and never looked back. Russ Dolighan of the vanquished nine lit up Nehring for a solo home run.

Lewis (L), Herbert (5) and Ferguson
Nehring (W) and Stoetzel

(June 3)  Outswatted by a 13 to 7 margin, the South Siders took advantage of the wildness of losing heaver Blades, coupled with some loose defensive play by his mates, to extract payback for their opening-game setback by nosing out the Centrals 8 to 7 at Diamond Park. Norm Dodge was on the hillock for the South Side and copped the win, fanning nine in the process. Playing-manager “Cap” Spiesman, with three safeties including a triple, led the Southmen at the dish. Infielder Billy Rankin of the Centrals replicated Spiesman’s output with the lumber.

Blades (L) and Pauline
Dodge (W) and Ferguson

(June 4)  For the second time in succession, the South Side baseball club put the business to the Centrals, downing the Mid-Towners 8 to 4. Landing on the offerings of losing twirler “Mickey” Kelliher with great gusto, the Southerners struck for a four-spot in their first turn at bat and increased the lead to 6 – 0 after two rounds. Lewis, working the slab for the victors, held the Centrals to eight bingles, including a round-tripper and three-bagger off the bat of Billy Rankin. Lewis helped his own cause with the baton, slamming a home run, double and single. He was ably assisted offensively by “Cap” Spiesman, who stroked three singles, as well as Russ Dolighan, who slammed a four-ply circuit jack.

Lewis (W) and Ferguson
Kelliher (L), Leonard (3) and Shieman

(June 9)  The South Side baseball aggregation continued their procession of victories when they took the Centrals into camp by a score of 5 to 1. Geddes, who was on the knoll for the gang from across the Saskatchewan River, held the Centralites to two lonely bingles while piling up nine strikeouts. Perry Hamilton and “Chief” Spencer led the victors’ 11-hit offense with three hits apiece.

Nehring (L) and Roots
Geddes (W) and Ferguson

(June 11)  The Centrals, after absorbing a few lickings from their South Side baseball counterparts, came back with a punch and humbled their rivals 9 to 3. Lewis, who decorated the slab for the South Siders, was inclined to wildness and was touched freely with runners on the bases.

Lewis (L) and Ferguson
Stoetzel (W) and Atkinson

(July 7)  Successfully bunching their base raps against losing heaver Geddes, the Centrals scored a 7 to 4 win over the South Side nine in a Senior Amateur League tilt at Diamond Park. As a result, the teams are deadlocked at the end of the schedule’s first-half.

Nehring (W) and Root
Geddes (L) and Ferguson


(July 12)  In the opening game of the second-half of the Senior Amateur League schedule, the South Side won from the Centrals by a score of 8 to 3. Winning pitcher Stan Ferris held the Centrals to six scattered hits while his comrades piled up 14 safe blows off a pair of chuckers.

Enright (L), Nehring (5) and Roots
Ferris (W) and Ferguson


Edmonton Journal
Great Western Garment
Hudson’s Bay

(June 24) 
Hudson’s Bay           4-1
C.N.R.                 2-2
Edmonton Journal       2-2
Great West Garment     2-2
Swift-Burns            2-3
Marshall-Wells         1-3 



(June 5) Craigmyle trounced visiting Delia 10-0. The losers were handicapped by the absence of their regular catcher and second baseman. That was offset as Joe Emard was unable to take the mound for the home crew.

(June 6)  With the largest-ever crowd for a ball game on hand in this part of the country, Hanna opened the season Monday with a 9-2 win over Craigmyle. Farmers, some driving in from as far away as sixty miles, came to see the battle. Former Calgary pro hurler, Ray Blossom went the route for the winners. Hanna also had Jimmy Devine, another former Western Canada League player in the lineup at shortstop.

Harrison (L), Marshall, Wood and Doyle
Blossom (W) and McMullen

(June 8) Ray Blossom, the Hanna hurler, had an outstanding game tossing a five-hitter with 17 strikeouts, but came away with a loss as Delia plated an unearned run in the seventh inning to a 2-1 victory. Delia second sacker Sam Vivian, who walked and scored the first run, smacked a double, his second of the day, to score Shirk with the winning marker. Shirk reached on an error. Hanna had high hopes in the fifth when Sharkey led off with a triple but was thrown out at home trying to stretch it into a home run. In the sixth, Hanna loaded the bases but couldn't bring in a run. Jenson allowed seven hits and fanned ten in going the route for the winners.

Jenson (W) and Stout
Blossom (L) and McMullen

(June 10) In an error-filled contest, it was fitting that an error would play a large part in Delia's 7-6 extra-inning victory over Craigmyle. In their first home game, Delia got the winning run in the tenth inning on two hits and an error after the visitors had tied the game in the top of the ninth. Catcher Stout led an 11-hit attack with three safeties. Jenson yielded eight hits and racked up 13 strikeouts in his second route-going effort in three days.

J.Emard, Harrison (L) (7) and Doyle
Jenson (W) and Stout

(June 17)   Hanna shocked league-leading Delia 4-2 Friday behind the sensational, five-hit, 17 strikeout hurling of Dodger Lewis.  Shortstop Frank Lewis led an 11-hit attack with four safeties and he scored twice.  The teams compete in the Hand Hills League, described as the smallest semi-pro organization in Canada.

D.Lewis (W) and McMullen
Jenson (L) and Stout

(June 20) Craigmyle notched its first win Monday with a 7-6 victory over Hanna. The game featured three home runs, two by McMullen of Hanna and one by C.O. Gibson of the winners

Murphy, F.Lewis and McMullen
Haynes (W) and Doyle

(June 22)   Young Dodger Lewis thrilled the home crowd at Hanna Wednesday racking up 18 strikeouts in a 5-3 victory over Delia.  All the runs against him were unearned as Lewis tossed an eight-hitter. Harstock and Matt Kus each had two hits for the winners while Sam Vivian, of Delia, led all batters with three safeties.

Jensen (L) and Stout
Lewis (W) and McMullen

(June 24) Craigmyle rapped 18 hits, eight for extra bases, in handing Delia a 17-6 beating. Gibson and Doyle each pounded out three hits for the winners. Emard had a homer and single, Martin a triple and double, Wenger a pair of doubles and Gibson a three-bagger. Slim Haynes survived ten hits to go the distance for the mound decision.

Haynes (W) and Doyle
Harrison (L) and Stout

(June 27) In a rematch of Friday's game, this time playing at Craigmyle, the home squad fell behind 9-0 before rallying to score 11 unanswered runs to top Delia 11-9. The visitors started fast with Sam Vivian clouting the first pitch from Slim Haynes for a homer. At the end of the fifth, Delia was on top 9-0. The home nine won it with a seven-run outburst in the eighth.

Jenson, Harrison (8) and xxx
Haynes (W) and xxx

(July 04)  Hanna exploded for five runs in the 10th inning Monday to escape with a 7-2 triumph over Craigmyle. Dodger Lewis again was marvelous for the winners firing a four-hitter with 17 strikeouts. Hanna rapped 11 hits,in copping the victory. Frank Lewis pounded out three hits, including a bases-loaded triple to highlight the 10th inning outburst.

D.Lewis (W) and F.Lewis
Haines (L) and Doyle

(July 13) In a pitching duel between Dodger Lewis and Lester "Slim" Haynes, Lewis came out on top as Hanna shaded Craigmyle 2 to 1 Wednesday at Hanna. The visitors got on the scoreboard in the third as Doyle's hit brought in Joe Emard. Hanna tied it in the fourth and got the winner in the sixth on McMullen's sacrifice fly to left field scoring Frank Lewis from third.

Haynes (L) and Doyle
D.Lewis (W) and McMullen

(July 22) Craigmyle topped Delia 10 to 8 Friday at Delia.

xxx and xxx
Hirst and xxx

(July 27) Lester "Slim" Haynes fired a three-hitter Wednesday to help Craigmyle to a 3-2 victory over Hanna. Dodger Lewis racked up 19 strikeouts in a seven-hit effort in taking the loss. Craigmyle got the winning run in the fifth inning as Joe Emard drove in Bisset, who had singled.

Lewis (L) and McMullen
Haynes (W) and Doyle


Back to defend their 1920 title were the Hillhurst Hustlers who were joined by another repeat entry, the Cubs, plus two new clubs, the Elks and Monarchs. After just two outings however, a win and a loss, the defending champion Hustlers folded, leaving three teams to complete the first half of the schedule.

Hustlers (withdrew from league in early June)


(May 18)  Star hurler Fred Lewis struck out 17 opposing batters in leading the defending champion Hillhurst Hustlers to a 10 to 6 conquest of the Monarchs at Mewata Park in the City League opener. The Regals managed just six scattered hits off the slants of Lewis in the nine-inning tussle. Oddly, the very first pitch that Lewis delivered in the game was belted for a home run by Monarchs’ playing-manager Russ Gibson. Losing hurler Forbes was touched for 14 base knocks in going the distance. Andy Baxter was the top dog with the willow for the victors, delivering three singles. Teammate Roy Stoddart came through with a double and single while Bill Broom launched a two-run round-tripper. For the vanquished Royals, Gibson added a single to his four-ply clout and Gord McTeer contributed a double and one-base rap.

Forbes (L) and Clarke
Fred Lewis (W) and D. Lewis

(May 20)  The Cubs defeated the Elks (no final score, game details or batteries available as pages missing from Calgary Herald).

(May 23)  The Elks, behind the six-hit pitching of Ed Mickens, breezed to an 11 to 2 thumping of the Monarchs. The Horned nine scored a singleton in their first turn at bat and never trailed. Third baseman Jean Bride led the winners at the plate, collecting a bases-loaded triple and three singles. Clubmate French slugged a double and a one-bagger.

E. Mickens (W) and O’Connor
Forbes (L) and Clarke

(May 25)  The Cubs opened the game with a four-spot in the first inning and went on to spank the Hustlers 11 to 1 in City League play. The fumble-fingered Hustlers contributed to their demise by committing seven errors. Leading the Cubs’ 11-hit offense in support of winning chucker Mickey McNabb was outfielder “Fat” Turner who clipped the horsehide for a double and two singles. Playing-manager Jack Fraser followed with a two-bagger and one-base rap. McNabb yielded five hits, struck out four and walked one. 

McNabb (W) and Franks
Hays (L) and Henderson

(May 30)  The Monarchs puled out a much-needed win when they ran all over the previously undefeated Cubs 11 to 5 at Mewata Park. The Regals got off to a good start and had a 6 – 0 lead after two innings were in the books. It was a heavy-hitting affair with the victors holding a 15 – 14 margin in base hits. Combing opposition chucking for three safe swats apiece were outfielder Johnny Lawther of the Royals as well as Jack Fraser, Orley Louden and Bill Marshall of the Bruins.

Gill (W) and Savage
Bruce (L), McNabb (2) and Franks

(June 1)  Joe Carnegie went on a hitting spree in leading the Elks to a 14 to 11 conquest of the Monarchs in an erratic City League melee reduced to seven stanzas. The win for the Antlered Herd moved them into a first-place tie with the idle Cubs. In four official trips to the plate, Carnegie slammed out four base hits, including two home runs and a triple, scored four runs and had five RBI’s. Jean Bride survived a nine-hit assault from the Monarch batters to cop the hillock verdict over complete-game loser Forbes, who was raked for a dozen base knocks. Infielder Clarence Reddick singled three time for the vanquished nine.

Bride (W) and O’Connor
Forbes (L) and Clarke

(June 2)  It was announced that the Hillhurst Hustlers had withdrawn from the league.

(June 3)  The Elks humbled the Cubs 15 to 2 at Mewata Park, pounding the offerings of losing chucker Alf McLean for 15 safeties while the Baby Bears were unravelling defensively with ten juicy errors. Winning heaver “Scotty” Mitchell struck out nine and held the rival Cubbies to six scattered hits, including a brace of one-baggers by Frank Mastell. Frank Lewis, just added to the roster from the bygone Hustlers, led the way with the baton for the Antlered Tribe, garnering five singles in six at-bats. Clubmate W. Mickens added a four-bagger. 

Mitchell (W) and Donaldson
McLean (L) and Franks

(June 6)  A young, scrappy band of Monarchs doubled the Cubs 14 to 7 in a City League fixture at Mewata Park. The keystone combo of shortstop Johnny Lawther and second baseman Clarence Reddick were dynamite with the willow for the victorious Regals. Lather stung the horsehide for five base blows, including a pair of triples and a double, while Reddick, his middle-infield partner, delivered a home run, triple and two singles. Also in the mix with a productive evening at the dish were flychasers Archie McTeer and Thompson, who both laced three singles. In total, the winners banged out 19 base blows off a brace of Bruin tossers. Winning slabster Prudden/Pruden surrendered ten hits, including a triad of one-base raps to outfielder Wiggs, a recent pickup from the defunct Hustlers.  

Prudden/Pruden (W) and Clarke
Sabourine (L), Hayes (6) and Henderson

(June 8)  Breaking open a close contest with a four-spot in the seventh and a trey in the eighth episode, the Elks copped the big half of a 10 to 4 score in their tussle with the Monarchs. The combatants managed a total of 18 hits with the Horned Herd acquiring ten of them as “Scotty” Mitchell grabbed the knoll verdict over “Mooch” Gill with both twirlers going the distance. Jean Bride, “Red” Smith and Mitchell of the winners each had a brace of bingles, an output equaled by catcher Sam Savage of the Royals. Showing power at the platter was infielder Clarence Reddick of the vanquished nine who cracked a two-run homer. 

Mitchell (W) and Donaldson
Gill (L) and Savage

(June 10)  The Elks strengthened their lead in the City League when they blanked the Cubs 5 to 0 in a well-played encounter at Mewata Park. Norm Mickens, with just two strikeouts, one walk and one hit batsman, pitched a heady game for the win, effectively spacing seven safeties. Losing hurler Stewart Lucas, a newcomer to the circuit, was overpowering at times, fanning eight, but surrendered nine base knocks including three singles to second sacker French. Top swatsmith in the tilt was hot corner custodian C. Sabourine of the Bruins who picked up a double and a couple of one-base raps.

N. Mickens (W) and Donaldson
Lucas (L) and Henderson

(June 13)  in a heavy-hitting fixture at Mewata Park, the Monarchs staged a mid-inning comeback to clip the Cubs 12 to 9. A five-run sixth panel did the trick for the Regals who, up until that point, were three tallies in arrears. Second baseman Clarence Reddick drove out two home runs for the victors while his middle-infield partner, shortstop Johnny Lawther, stung the sphere for two doubles and a single. Third sacker C. Sabourine was best with the baton for the Baby Bears, clipping the orb for a brace of two-baggers.

Prudden, Forbes (W) (4) and Clarke
Hayes, Lucas (L) (2) and Franks, Henderson

(June 15)  Home run clouts by Roy Stoddart, a three-run blast, and catcher Clarke, a solo shot, helped power the Monarchs to an 11 to 6 take down of the Elks at Mewata Park. The Ruling Regals fell behind 5 – 0 after two sessions had been played but rebounded to annex the game by shoving across five counters in each of the third and sixth spasms. “Mooch” Gill, with a six-hitter, copped the hurling triumph over “Scotty” Mitchell who was nicked for seven safeties. Flychaser Thompson of the victors, with a pair of one-base raps, was the lone batter in the game to achieve plural hit totals.

Gill (W) and Clarke
Mitchell (L) and O’Connor

(June 17)  The worm turned with a vengeance when the tail-end Cubs tore down the Elks from their lofty City League position by a score of 4 to 2 on a muddy Mewata Park diamond. The Bruins got to losing twirler Norm Mickens for a dozen safe swats while the Bucks managed seven bingles off the slants of winning tosser Hayes. Hot corner guardian C. Sabourine of the Baby Bears led all willow wielders with a double and single.

Hayes (W) and Henderson
N. Mickens (L) and Donaldson

(June 20)  Amassing an incredible total of 12 stolen bases, the ever-improving Monarchs crushed the Cubs 13 to 2 at Mewata Park. Winning twister Forbes, although he enticed only five Bruin batters to breeze, permitted but one to reach base on a free pass while giving up seven safeties. On the other hand, losing heaver Stewart Lucas, derricked after seven spasms, fanned eight but walked seven and allowed ten of the Kingly Crew to connect the willow with the leather-coated yarn. Outfielder Archie McTeer led the 12-hit batting assault presented by the Royals, stroking three singles.

Forbes (W) and Savage
Lucas (L), McNabb (8) and Franks

(June 21)  Pending an investigation into their amateur status as a result of their playing in a game with semi-professionals, the amateur cards of Frank and Dodger Lewis have been suspended by the Alberta branch of the Amateur Union. It is alleged that these two Calgary City League players competed in a game with semi-pros on June 17 at Craigmyle.

(June 22)  Bouncing back from a two-run deficit, the Elks ran across three tallies in the eighth episode to edge the Monarchs 3 to 2 and reclaim top spot in the City League. In his first engagement on the hill for the Horned Horde, winning flinger Castagner held the Crowned Crew to just two hits while walking six, hitting one batter and whiffing eight. Losing chucker Prudden/Pruden fanned 11, issued five bases-on-balls and surrendered only four safeties. Initial sacker Joe Carnegie of the Antlered Tribe, with a double and single, was the only player in the clash to manufacture two base raps.

Castagner (W) and Donaldson
Prudden/Pruden (L) and Savage

(June 24)  The Cubs continued to play their best games against the Elks and came through with a seventh-stanza counter to nose out their Horned Antagonists 5 to 4. Frank Mastel’s sacrifice fly broke a 4 – 4 deadlock and sent the deciding run across the dish. In spite of giving up two doubles and a home run to the Elks’ Joe Carnegie, winning tosser Hayes was able to go the route in copping the knoll verdict over “Scotty” Mitchell.  

Hayes (W) and Henderson
Mitchell (L) and O’Connor

(June 27)  With the heavy hitting of playing-manager Russ Gibson providing the spark, the Monarchs trampled on the Cubs to the tune of 7 to 1 to climb into a first-place tie with the Elks in the City League standings. Gibson, leading off for the Royal Family, smacked one of loser Mickey McNabb’s offerings for an opening-canto home run. Later in the contest, the Regals’ skipper drilled a triple and a single as his charges led from start to finish. Andy Baxter also swung the lumber well for the winners, delivering a double and single. Winning slabster “Mooch” Gill was never in any difficulty as he tamed the Baby Bears on three hits while walking just one.

McNabb (L) and Henderson
Gill (W) and Savage

STANDINGS          W      L     Pct.
Elks               6      4    .600
Monarchs           6      4    .600
Cubs               3      7    .300 

(June 29)  Before a record crowd at Mewata Park, the Monarchs, blanked by losing twirler Castagner for the first three rounds of play, came to life in the middle sessions of a rain-shortened six-inning melee to thrash the Elks 12 to 2 and capture the first-half pennant. The deciding stanza was the sixth and final chapter when the Royals combined four walks with six hits to run across eight tallies. The Antlered Tribe managed only two base raps off the slants of winning tosser Pruden, one of those being a solo our-bagger by Joe Carnegie, in the abbreviated event. Third baseman Roy Stoddart had a perfect four-for-four evening at the plate for the first-half champions.

Prudden/Pruden (W) and Savage
Castagner (L) and Donaldson


(July 6)  The first-half pennant-winning Monarchs started off their second-half schedule in fine form as they clobbered the Elks 11 to 3. Winning twister Forbes struck out seven, issued nary a free pass and limited the Purple Stockings to four hits. Roy Stoddart, with a triple and single, and outfielder Thompson, with a pair of one-baggers, topped the Regals’ eight-hit batting attack.

Castagner (L) and Donaldson, W. Mickens
Forbes (W) and Savage, Clarke

(July 8)  Amid a dust storm at Mewata Park that created havoc with the defensive play of the participants, the Elks staged a two-run rally in the bottom-of-the- eighth-episode to nudge past the Cubs 8 to 6.  Diminutive tosser Norm Mickens of the B.P.O.E. Boys had just three strikeouts while walking five and hitting one batter during his complete-game assignment on the knoll. Pitching a heady game, Mickens gave up just four hits. The Young Bears were most affected by the strong winds, committing 11 errors behind losing twirler Stewart Lucas who walked just one and fanned six while yielding eight base raps. Infielders Jean Bride and ”Red” Smith both delivered two singles for the winners.

Lucas (L) and Henderson
N. Mickens (W) and W. Mickens

(July 11)  Four-ply clouts by playing-manager Russ Gibson and versatile Archie McTeer highlighted the Monarchs’ 11 to 3 victory over the win less Cubs on a damp diamond at Mewata Park. The Bruins held a one-run margin through five innings but faded in the stretch as the Royalist Crew began to show their power at the plate. The Regals climbed all over losing chucker Mickey McNabb for 15 base blows although the Cubbies’ twirler did not issue a sole free pass. “Mooch” Gill gave up eight hits but hit three batters in taking the complete-game knoll decision. First baseman Prudden/Pruden slapped the horsehide for a triple and two singles in leading the Kingly Corps at the dish. 

Gill (W) and Clarke
McNabb (L) and Henderson

(July 13)  Blasting three Elks’ tossers for 16 base hits, the Monarchs continued to roll along by besting the Antlered Tribe 13 to 8 at Mewata Park. A six-run outburst in the eighth episode put the game on ice for the Royalist Regime. Earning the pitching win was Prudden/Pruden who was nicked for seven safeties while breezing nine. Starter Castagner of the Purple Stockings, kayoed from the hill in the sixth spasm, was tagged with the loss. Outfielder Thompson singled three times for the Kingly Crew while infielder Clarence Reddick slammed a home run and a one-bagger. Gord McTeer also homered for the winners, Andy Baxter nailed a triple and single while catcher Savage ripped a brace of doubles. Top swatsmith for the Horned Herd was catcher W. Mickens who delivered a three-bagger and single.

Castagner (L), Bride (7), N. Mickens (8) and W. Mickens, O'Connor
Prudden/Pruden (W) and Savage

(July 15)  With three call-ups from the junior and intermediate ranks in the lineup, the rejuvenated Cubs had no difficulty in overwhelming the Elks 12 to 3 at Mewata Park. The Antlered Tribe was unable to make much headway against the superb hurling of winning slabster Stewart Lucas who held them to six hits while breezing ten. Junior recruit “Dutch” Gainor, as well as Lucas, stroked three hits each for the victors against a pair of Elk twirlers with a double included in Gainor’s sum of swats. Playing-manager Jack Fraser contributed a home run and single while infielders Fred Lepper and Young, the latter another junior pickup, both clipped the orb for a double and single. 

Lucas (W) and Henderson
N. Mickens (L), Castagner (7) and Howard

(July 18)  The Cubs upset the Monarchs, handing the league-leaders their first loss of the second-half. No final score, game details or batteries found in print.

(July 20)  The Monarchs slugged their way to another victory when they hung on for an 8 to 7 conquest of the Elks in a Mewata Park contest shortened to seven innings by a dust storm. The Regals plated all their counters in the first three frames and led throughout. Infielder Clarence Reddick and flychaser Edmunds punched out home runs for the Royals in support of winning flinger Prudden/Pruden. Reddick also laced a single. Joe Carnegie was best with the baton for the Purple Stockings, slamming a triple and single.

Castagner (L) and Howard
Prudden/Pruden (W) and Clarke

(July 22)  The rampaging Cubs moved to within a game of the pace-setting Monarchs when they dumped the cellar-dwelling Elks 14 to 5. Except for the opening canto, Stewart Lucas, the young Bruins’ star slab artist, kept the Antlered Tribe in check, finishing with a five-hitter. Led by playing-skipper Jack Fraser, who slapped out four base knocks, the Baby Bears got to a brace of Elk chuckers for 18 hits in the seven-inning affair. Fraser’s quad of safeties included a home run. Catcher Henderson was no slouch either at the dish, belting a round-tripper, a triple and a single while Lucas helped his own cause by singling on three occasions. Joe Carnegie slugged a four-bagger for the vanquished nine.  

Lucas (W) and Henderson
Castigner (L), N. Mowatt (5) and Howard

STANDINGS          W      L     Pct.
Monarchs           4      1    .800
Cubs               3      2    .600
Elks               1      5    .167

(July 27)  Rain in the top-of-the-sixth inning sent the rival diamond artists scurrying from Mewata Park and spoiled what was turning out to be one of the best clashes of the season between the Monarchs and Elks, leaving the adversaries tied at 1 – 1. The Horned Horde opened the scoring in the second spasm when third baseman Howard lit up “Mooch” Gill of the Kingly Clan for a bases-empty four-bagger. The Regal Regime knotted the count in the bottom-of-the-fifth frame when shortpatcher Johnny Lawther, who had reached base on a single, later crossed the pan on a fielder’s choice. Howard had a one-bagger in addition to his circuit clout.

Castagner and Clarke
Gill and Savage

(July 29)  Hits and runs came in bunches at Mewata Park where the Cubs defeated the Elks 17 to 7. The Young Bears had a healthy 16 to 9 margin in base hits but the Wapiti excelled in the power department, connecting for three homers, two of which came off the bat of losing chucker Castagner. Winning tosser “Mickey” McNabb was the beneficiary of a plethora of run support, aided in large measure by the Elks’ porous defense. Playing-manager Jack Fraser led the Bruins with the willow, banging out four bingles. 

McNabb (W) and Henderson
Castagner (L), Bride (8) and Howard

(August 1)  The red-hot Cubs took a heavy whack at Crowned Heads when they drubbed the Monarchs 9 to 3 at Mewata Park and, in the process, moved a half-game in front of the Royal Family in the second-half standings. The Cubbies counted a trey in their first turn at bat when losing twister Prudden/Pruden walked three batters while catcher Clarke gave up a pair of passed balls. They added a deuce in the third session and had control of the game all the way, out hitting the Royalists 9 – 5. Winning hurler Stewart Lucas fanned six and walked three. Jack Fraser of the Bruins, with three singles and three stolen bases, was the only batter in the clash to have plural hit totals. Second sacker Clarence Reddick of the Kingly Crew had the tilt’s lone home run.

Prudden/Pruden (L) and Clarke, Savage
Lucas (W) and Henderson

(August 3)  The Monarchs climbed back on even terms with the Cubs on the top rung of the City League standings when they showed the Elks the shy end of a 9 to 2 score at Mewata Park. Behind early in the scuffle, the Kingly Crew came to life in the third round when they ran across five counters against losing heaver Castagner, who gave up one fewer hit than winning twister Forbes throughout the melee but regularly put himself in peril by issuing seven bases-on-balls. Forbes did the pill shooting for the Regals and was more effective in scattering the hits he surrendered. Gord McTeer homered for the winners while outfielder Mouat/Mouatt picked up a triple and a one-bagger for the Antlered Tribe.

Forbes (W) and Clarke
Castagner (L) and Howard

(August 5)  Unable to get a full aggregation of players out to Mewata Park, the Elks forfeited their scheduled game against the Cubs.

(August 8)  The Cubs squeezed ahead by a game-and-a-half in their quest for the second-half pennant when they subdued the Monarchs 7 to 4 at Mewata Park. Excellent pitching, spoiled at times by loose fielding from both rivals, defined the match. Cubs’ twirler Stewart Lucas fanned nine and stymied the Royals on three safe swats in tucking away the complete-game mound decision. Losing heaver Prudden/Pruden struck out 14 and yielded just six base raps including home runs to Jack Fraser and shortstop Young, the latter also contributing a single as the only batter in the skirmish to hit safely twice.  

Prudden/Pruden (L) and Savage
Lucas (W) and Henderson

(August 10)  Timely clouting by the Monarchs was the prime factor in their 11 to 3 pasting of the Cubs at Mewata Park in a tussle limited to six stanzas because of darkness. The result prevented the Bruins from copping second-half laurels in the City League. “Mooch” Gill hurled stellar ball for the Royal Regals, allowing but four hits. The Kingly Crew scored all of their runs in the first three innings beginning with an eight-spot in the opening panel in which they kayoed starter and loser “Mickey” McNabb from the knoll. Only after the third Cubbie tosser, “Dutch” Gainor, ascended the mound in the third canto did the bleeding stop. Roy Stoddart led the 14-hit offensive thrust of the victors by singling on three occasions. Playing-manager Russ Gibson launched a two-run homer to go along with a one-base hit. Second sacker Clarence Reddick belted a triple and single while Johnny Lawther came through with a double and one-bagger.

Gill (W) and Clarke
McNabb (L), Lucas (1), Gainor (3) and Henderson

(August 12)  When the Elks failed to field a team for a City League engagement with the Monarchs at Mewata Park, the game was forfeited to the Royalists, creating a deadlock for top-spot with the Cubs in the second-half final standings. As a result, a sudden-death tie-breaker is to take place at Victoria Park next week.


(August 16)  Hammering across the winning run on a close play at the plate in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning, the Monarchs nosed out the Cubs 5 to 4 to capture the second-half pennant in the Calgary City Baseball League and annex the overall league championship for 1921. The Bruins, who had trailed in the clash since the second stanza, finally evened the count at 4 – 4 in the seventh spasm by virtue of scoring four times. Up until that point, winning tosser Prudden/Pruden had them eating out of his hand, facing only two batters over the minimum. He finished with a six-hitter while fanning a dozen. Losing flinger Hayes was touched for seven safeties. Keystone sacker Clarence Reddick of the Blue Bloods, after opening the final canto with a single and moving to third of a questionable double by his middle-infield partner, Johnny Lawther, scored the walkoff winner when he narrowly beat “Dutch” Gainor’s erratic throw to the dish on Roy Stoddart’s infield smash. Shortpatcher Young of the vanquished Cubbies, with a double and single, was the only multi-hit player in the game. The Monarchs now advance as Calgary’s representative in the provincial senior playdowns.

Hayes (L) and Henderson
Prudden/Pruden (W) and Savage


(August 17)   In a huge offensive outburst, the Edmonton All-Stars romped over Cardiff 19-12 and 22 to 1 in the first two games of the Northern Alberta finals.  In the opener, Edmonton had a 15-2 lead after six innings before letting up in the final innings as Cardiff pushed across eight in the eighth and another pair in the ninth to make the final tally more respectable.  In the wild affair, Edmonton cranked out 17 hits to make up for 11 errors. Cardiff had 11 hits but booted the ball 15 times. Jimmy Enright and Hamilton paced the winners each with three hits. Couchesne, the Cardiff first sacker, had four hits in a losing cause.

Fawcett (L), Dexguard (5) and Owens
Geddes (W), Crozier (8) and Roots

In the second game, Edmonton took a four-run lead in the first inning and sailed to the easy, seven-inning, victory. They punched out 22 hits, including circuit blows by Cap Spiesman, Billy Rankin and Chapman. Chief Spencer had five hits, four of them for two bases and scored four times.  Overlooked with all the hitting feats was a tidy three-hit pitching performance by Ken Crozier.

Jarvis (L), Dexguard and Owens
Crozier (W) and Roots

(August 20)   Again, the Edmonton All-Stars crushed Cardiff in both games of Saturday's double-header to win the right to challenge for the Alberta baseball championship. Playing at Morinville, Edmonton crushed Cardiff 12 to 6 and 13 to 7.  In the first game, a six-run second inning for Edmonton told the tale. They rapped 18 hits, four by Reg Skitch, one a homer, and three apiece by Chuck Henderson and Cap Spiesman. Winning pitcher Matt Nehring cracked a four-bagger. Cardiff collected 13 hits, with Couchesne and McDonald each with three.

Nehring (W) and Ferguson
Diamond (L) and Owens

Edmonton ran up an 11-0 lead in the second game before Cardiff got on the scoreboard. The All-Stars smacked another 15 hits with Roy Geddes cracking a pair of doubles and a single. Spiesman also had three. Hamilton poked a homer. The game was called after six innings.

Crozier (W), Geddes (5) and Roots
C.Daggard (L) and Owens


(August 26)  The Cardston Colts and Lethbridge City divided the honors in a doubleheader at Eckstorm Park, Cardston of the Southern Alberta League winning the afternoon game 9 to 4 and losing the evening encounter 8 to 0. The results leave the best-of-five series tied at a game apiece.

The Colts banged out 14 hits in the early encounter as E. Long, R. Long and first baseman Neil each collected three safeties. Winning tosser Beazer was nicked for seven base raps.

Beazer (W) and McKenzie
Clendenen (L), S. Seaman (5) and Sang

Cy Clendenen, after being kayoed from the slab in the fourth frame of the opener, ascended the knoll once again in the late tilt and held Cardston to four scattered hits to earn the shutout win. Len Green, with a triple and two singles, was the top swatsmith for the victors.

Hansen (L), Lindsay (7) and McKenzie
Clendenen (W) and Stone

(August 30)  Lethbridge City, champions of the Lethbridge & District Baseball League, annexed their Southern Alberta senior playoff series with Cardston by sweeping a twin-bill from the hometown Colts to take the showdown three games to one. Steve Seamam was an ironman on the Lethbridge mound, going the route in both winning encounters. Seaman blanked the hosts 5 to 0 in the matinee joust and added to his triumph with a three-run homer. In the late clash, Cardston used three chuckers in an endeavor to stop the epidemic of slugging by the Lethbridge outfit.



(August 24)  Running across five tallies in the bottom-of-the-ninth canto, hosting Didsbury of the Rosebud League defeated Rimbey of the Lacombe & Blindman Valley League 7 to 6 in the opening game of their semi-final series. Winning heaver Keith, who came on as a seventh-inning reliever when his club was four runs in arrears, singled home the winning run in the epic comeback victory. The visitors held a 13 – 10 margin in base hits as second baseman Eason, with a triple and two singles, as well as outfielder Gordon Wright, with three one-base hits, emerged as the top hitters in the game.

Johnson (L) and W. Connolly
Studer, Keith (W) (7) and Clemens

(August 31)  By taking Rimbey into camp 6 to 4 in the second contest of a two-game series, Didsbury qualified to meet the Medicine Hat Rotarians in the finals for the intermediate championship of the province. Didsbury qualified for the semi-final series by capturing the Rosebud Baseball league pennant while Rimbey won the Lacombe & Blindman Valley Baseball League title.

Studer, Keith (W) and Clemens
Lloyd (L), H. Connolly and W. Connolly

(September 21)  The youthful Medicine Hat Rotarians, a team composed entirely of junior-aged players, won the Intermediate baseball championship of Alberta by defeating Didsbury 12 to 7. Heavy hitting by both clubs featured the sudden-death contest. A five-run fourth frame, sparked by Bill Clarke’s grand-slam home run, put the Rotarians in the driver’s seat. Winning twirler Jack Pennington was roughed up at times but was able to tighten up in the pinches, accumulating 16 strikeouts. Clarke had a double in addition to his round-tripper. Top swatsmith for Didsbury was catcher Harold Clemens who stroked a brace of three-baggers.
Pennington (W) and Rattray
Keith (L) and Clemens


(September 21)   Chief Spencer doubled with none out in the bottom of the seventh and final inning and came around to score on a passed ball and a throwing error to give Edmonton All-Stars a 4-3 victory over Calgary Monarchs to claim the Alberta Senior Baseball championship. Edmonton had fallen behind 3-0 after three innings but rallied to tie with three runs in the fifth. Edmonton put a pair on base as Stoddart reached on an infield error and Spencer singled. Chuck Henderson's long drive to left field got by Gibson and all three runners scampered home. Cap Spiesman had three hits to lead the winners while Stoddart punched out three for Calgary. Matt Nehring scattered nine hits in gaining the pitching win. He fanned seven and walked one.

Forbes, Prudden (L) (6) and Clarke
Nehring (W) and Ferguson

(September 21)  In an afternoon elimination game, Calgary trounced Lethbridge 16-2 as the 'Bridge nine booted the ball nine times.  Monarchs jumped into a two run lead in the first inning and romped to the win. In the initial frame, walks to Gibson, Reddick and Lawther combined with an error and Stoddart's single netted the two markers. They added one in the fourth, another in the fifth before putting the game on ice with a six-run eruption in the eighth. Prudden coasted to the pitching win allowing just six hits, two of them three-baggers by Frank Gillespie. Prudden also starred on offense with a triple and two singles. Seaman, the Lethbridge chucker, was the victim of the Calgary attack and loose fielding by his mates.

Seaman (L) and xxx
Prudden (W) and xxx





Red Deer *

*1921 C.A.B.L. pennant winner


Didsbury *

*1921 Rosebud Baseball League pennant winner


Cubs *

*1921 Lethbridge City Baseball League pennant winner


Lethbridge City *
Lethbridge Miners
Lethbridge Northern Irrigation/Commerce
Taber Crescents

*1921 Lethbridge & District Baseball League pennant winner


Coleman *
Cowley Cubs
Michel BC
Pincher Creek Pirates

*1921 Crow’s Nest Pass Baseball League pennant winner


Bow Island
Foremost *
Grassy Lake

*1921 Rain Belt Baseball League pennant winner


Cardston Colts *
Spring Coulee

*1921 Southern Alberta Baseball League pennant winner






Monarch *

*1921 Valley Baseball League pennant winner


Rimbey * :

*1921 Lacombe & Blindman Valley Baseball League pennant winner


Drumheller Dodgers
Drumheller Hustlers
Drumheller Midland Macs
Nacmine Monarchs


Huxley *                                       
Three Hills                                        

*1921 Hay Ghost Pine Baseball League pennant winner