1922 Game Reports Vancouver     

1922 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1922 BC Interior 
1922 Vancouver Island   


At the top of the 1922 achievements were the no-hit, no-run games. And, there were at least seven of those.  One of the no-no’s was a joint venture with a tandem of Kitsilano chuckers combining their talents. Terminal League pitchers topped the list, with chuckers from this east-end Vancouver loop recording four of the gems.

George Robinson, Vancouver Lumber Company twirler of May 16 notoriety, almost made the no-no list a second time when he completed a seven-inning no-hitter on July 18 but gave up three runs as a result of three walks, two hit batters and a trio of fielding miscues by his teammates. As well, Dave Gray of the Burnaby Twilight League squad also had a seven-inning no-hitter, spun on August 7, but surrendered a lone run in spite of not issuing any bases on balls.

(May 4)         Nick Craig (Spencer’s – Terminal League)

(May 9)         Ivan McDonald (B.C.E.R. – Vancouver Senior Amateur League)

(May 11)       Harry Butler (Spencer’s – Terminal League)

(May 16)       George Robinson (Vancouver Lumber Company – Terminal League)

(May 30)       Bill Minty (Haney – Dewdney League)

(June 17)      Syd Sykes/Lorne Thompson (Kitsilanos – Terminal League)

(August 8)    Gord Dowding (IOCO – Dewdney League)


Arnold & Quigley *
B. C. Electric

* 1922 regular season Vancouver Senior League pennant winner

(May 2)  The Missions got off to a good start in their quest for Senior Amateur Baseball League honors when they blanked Collingwood 6 to 0. Camille “Lefty” Delcourt fashioned a one-hitter for the winners, punching out ten Collies from his office on the rubber. The Candymen got to losing twirler Baden “Babe” Esplen for three first-inning counters on a pair of walks, a single by Norm Bell and a two-bagger by Bill Turnbull. They increased their margin to five in the second panel when Harry Richardson singled, Delcourt doubled and Bell cracked out another single. Dean Freshfield plated the final tally of the contest in the fourth stanza when, after drawing a base on balls, he stole second, moved to the hot corner of an overthrow by Collie catcher R. Scott and scored on a wild pitch by Esplen.

Delcourt (W) and Richardson
Esplen (L) and Scott

(May 4)  Arnold & Quigley, behind the two-hit pitching of “Lefty” Robertson, blanked the Centrals 2 to 0 in the season opener for both teams. John McWhinney, on the rubber for the Centrals, was also in mid-campaign form, yielding just four safeties, two each to Paul Tatman and Hec Cann.

Robertson (W) and Whyte
McWhinney (L) and Gardner

(May 8)  Darkness prematurely ended a Senior Amateur League game after seven innings with Arnold & Quigley and the Missions deadlocked at 4 – 4. A three-run outburst in their final turn at bat allowed the Candymen to avoid defeat. The Clothiers had accumulated six hits to four for the Confectioners before play was halted.

Robertson and Whyte
Corbett and Richardson

(May 09)   In a superbly hurled game, A Vancouver Senior League tilt ended in a 0-0 draw Tuesday at Athletic Park as Ivan MacDonald fired a no-hitter for BCER and Les Traeger allowed just two hits for the Centrals. The game was called after six frames because of darkness. MacDonald walked two and fanned ten. Traeger, in his debut with the Centrals, had eight strikeouts and one free pass.

Traeger and McLean
MacDonald and Mahlman

(May 11)  Outer pasture patrollers on both teams may as well have remained in the dugout during a Senior Amateur clash which saw the Elks defeat Collingwood 5 to 2. It was strange indeed that, in this contest, not an outfielder on either team recorded an out or an assist and that six-man baseball prevailed defensively. Both pitchers of record were hit freely but tightened up in the clutch, minimizing damage when bingles meant bacon. Charlie Evans, toeing the rubber for the Antlered Tribe, struck out seven while rival chucker, Baden Esplen, whiffed eight. Rex Cameron of the Collies was best with the lumber in this fracas, stroking the horsehide for three safe blows. Teammate Tommy Payne had two base knocks, a feat replicated by outfielder Armstrong and shortstop Harry Wilson of the Brother Bills.  

Evans (W) and Blochberger
Esplen (L) and Scott 

(May 15)  With a pair of runners aboard in their final turn at bat and one out away from tying the score, the Collingwood diamond pastimers fell 5 to 3 to the Centrals in Senior Amateur action. Outhit by a 9 to 6 margin, the red-shirted victors, often referred to as the Cards, put up a three-spot in the fifth to take the lead and added an insurance marker in the sixth to hang on for the triumph. Winning heaver Clare Johns punched out nine while Baden “Babe” Esplen of the Collies rang up seven whiffs. Esplen and teammate Johnny Nestman, along with infielder Jack Andrews of the Centrals, all registered a pair of base raps.

Esplen (L) and Warren
Johns (W) and McLean 

(May 16)  Arnold & Quigley tasted defeat for the first time this season when the Elks hammered them 9 to 1 at Athletic Park. All nine markers that the Antlered Herd tallied came in the  fourth inning. After losing chucker “Tat” Larson filled the bases with three walks, seven hits off the slants of Larson and his replacement Ernie Paepke, coupled with an error, sent the flock of runners home. A & Q slipped their lone counter across in the opening panel on back-to-back three baggers by Jack Wyard and Hec Cann. Charlie Evans, who worked on the hillock for the Brother Bills, was nicked for seven safeties, fanned six and issued one walk. Outfielder Armstrong and second baseman Jimmy Ralston both collected two hits for the winners.

Larson (L), Paepke (4) and Whyte
Evans (W) and Blochberger

(May 17)  The B. C. Electrical Repairmen broke into the win column for the first time in the young season when they trimmed the Missions 7 to 5 at Athletic Park. Ivan McDonald, on the mound for the Carmen, allowed six hits, struck out ten and walked three in capturing the win. “Lefty” Delcourt, twirling for the Candymen, was nicked for eight safeties while fanning four and walking five. Delcourt had two base hits during his losing mound effort as did outfielder Neil Silver of the winners.

Delcourt (L) and Richardson
McDonald (W) and Mahlman

(May 18)  Maintaining the momentum of a day previous, the B. C. E. R. aggregation of baseballers defeated the Collingwood nine 7 to 4 for their second consecutive victory. Base hits were plentiful in this clash with the Carmen holding a slight 10 to 9 advantage. The result of the game was in doubt right up to the last frame when the Bee Cees cinched matters when outfielder Charlie Miron biffed the onion for a two-run tater. First baseman Tommy Payne collected three singles for the Collies, and emerged as the game’s leading swatsmith. Garnering a double to accompany his dinger was Miron while teammates Bradbury, with a triple and single, as well as Rod Jenkins, with a two-bagger and single, also had significant contributions. Collingwood’s Murray Lovely matched the latter’s offensive output.

Arthur (W), McDonald (6) and Mahlman, Stevenson
Sager (L) and Warren

(May 20)  The Centrals and Arnold & Quigley surfaced as winners in a Senior Amateur League twin-bill at Athletic Park. The Redshirts pulled out a 1 to 0 victory over the Missions in the early event while A & Q doubled Collingwood 4 to 2 in the finale. In the matinée contest, losing chucker Corbett held the winners to just three hits, two of these coming off the bat of infielder Jack Bacon. Bacon’s first safety, a single to leadoff the game, was followed by an out but then, after he stole second base, Bacon came around to plate the game’s lone tally on an error. The winners were also limited to three safeties by the tandem of starter Clare Johns and winning reliever Les Traeger.

Johns (W), Traeger (3) and McLean
Corbett (L) and Richardson 

In the wrap-up scuffle, the winless Collies outhit the Clothiers, co-leaders in the loop with the Centrals, 7 to 4 but loose defensive play behind the steady twirling of Baden “Babe’ Esplen frittered away the game. Shortpatcher Johnny Nestman of the losing Suburbanites, with three singles, was the only batter in the match to achieve plural hit totals.

Robertson, Larson (W) (4) and Whyte
Esplen (L) and Warren

(May 22)  The Missions whitewashed the Elks 8 to 0 in Senior Amateur League action at Athletic Park. The Confectioners roared out of the gate and put up a four-spot in the top-of-the-opening panel. Overall, they accumulated a dozen base raps off losing hurler Enright and fireman Charlie Evans. Second baseman Norm Bell and outfielder Falconer were the most productive swatsmiths for the Candymen, both clipping the horsehide for three safeties with one of Bell’s blows being a double. Camille “Lefty” Delcourt fanned eight and breezed to the win with a four-hitter.  

Delcourt (W) and Richardson
Enright (L), Evans (4) and Blochberger

(May 25)  The Centrals went on a batting spree, bumping the offerings of Ira Brethour and Charlie Evans for 15 safe blows in a 10 to 2 whipping of the Elks. While his mates were piling up the runs, winning tosser Charlie Malley was quietly fashioning a two-hitter while whiffing six and walking three. Outfielder “Babe” Stewart led the way for the winners with the log, pounding a double and two singles. Next in line was catcher Ralph Gardner who clipped the orb for a double and one-bagger.

Malley (W) and Gardner
Brethour (L), Evans (2) and Richie

(May 27)  Collingwood and Arnold & Quigley gained ground on the rest of the Senior Amateur circuit following doubleheader action at Athletic Park. In the first of two games, the Collies finally succeeded in breaking into the win column, edging the Missions 7 to 6 while A & Q went to the top of the heap by clobbering the Centrals 15 to 6 in the sunset event.  Pinch hitter Healey’s two-run double in the bottom-of-the-seventh spasm of the opening game allowed the Suburbanites to eke out their first win of the campaign. Winning pitcher Baden Esplen struck out five and gave up six hits including a home run to third baseman Frank Shaw and a pair of doubles to initial sacker “Casey” Clarke. Flychaser Murray Lovely and Esplen paced their eleven-hit offense of the victors with a triad of singles each.

McConachie, Corbett (L) (5) and Richardson
Esplen (W) and Warren

The second game was a rout with sloppy play by both sides. The Centrals grabbed a five-run lead in the first but the Clothiers responded with two in their half of the frame and followed that with a seven-spot in the second stanza. A & Q wound up using three pitchers who, collectively, gave up just two hits. Meanwhile, their sluggers lit up a tandem of Redshirt tossers for a dozen base blows with Hec Cann, Lorne Foley and Jimmy Watters collecting two each. 

Tyrwhitt (L), Lewis (4) and McLean
Moote (W), Larson (4),  Mosher (7) and Foley

(May 29)  The Elks romped home with a 9 to 3 victory over the B. C. Electric Repairmen in a one-sided tussle at Athletic Park. The Bee Cees, in spite of holding a slight 8 to 7 edge in safe swats, were never able to recover from a disastrous second inning when they were lit up for eight counters. After he regained his composure from the explosive second, losing tosser Ivan McDonald went on to strike out ten Elks in succession. Altogether he fanned 13 while winner Lorne Lowry accumulated six punchouts. First baseman Phillips had three hits for the winners, one of which was a triple.

Lowry (W) and Gardner
McDonald (L) and Mahlman

(June 1)  A fine exhibition of Senior Amateur League baseball defined the Centrals’ 3 to 1 win over the B. C. Electrics at Athletic Park. Both teams nicked the apple for six hits and the Redshirts played errorless afield while the Bee Cees made just two miscues, none of which affected the score. Les Traeger worked on the mound for the Cards and held the Carmen scoreless up until the sixth spasm when his 18-consecutive inning string of shutout pitching was snapped. Len Arthur and Tommy Muir heaved them over for the Electrics with Arthur being charged  with the defeat. Jack Andrews of the Centrals and the Bee Cees’ Charlie Miron both picked up a couple of safeties.

Arthur (L), Muir (7) and Stevenson
Traeger (W) and McLean

(June 3)  The Elks and Arnold & Quigley won their games in Saturday’s Senior Amateur League double-dip at Athletic Park. The Antlered Tribe started things off with a 2 to 0 conquest of Collingwood which was followed by the Clothiers’ 8 to 3 subjugation of the Missions. Charlie Evans, the Brother Bills’ heaver, was the story of the opening tussle. He held the Collies to just a pair of singles to post the shutout mound win as well as driving in both runs when he smote the apple safely in the sixth with the sacks crowded. Baden Esplen took the loss, spinning an eight-hitter.

Esplen (L) and Warren
Evans (W) and Blochberger

Although outswatted by a 9 to 7 margin, the Tailors exploded for a five-spot in the eighth inning of the finale to wrap up the day’s proceedings. Reliever “Tat’ Larson was credited with the hillock decision over complete-game loser Camille Delcourt.

Moote, Larson (W) (7) and Whyte
Delcourt (L) and Richardson

(June 5)  Rebounding from a losing effort just two day’s previous, “Lefty” Delcourt spun a nifty three-hitter and whiffed a half dozen in hurling the Missions to a 5 to 2 win over the B. C. Electric Repair nine. To top things off, with his club nursing a narrow 3 to 2 lead in the fourth stanza, Delcourt belted a two-run homer to provide himself with a pair of insurance markers. Losing flinger Ivan McDonald yielded six hits and struck out five.

McDonald (L) and Stevenson
Delcourt (W) and Richardson

(June 6)  The Collingwood nine picked up a rare Senior Amateur League win when they blanked the Centrals 4 to 0 at Athletic Park. Tommy Payne sparkled on the bump for the winners, fashioning a three-hitter with ten punchouts. Charlie Malley curved them for the Redshirts and was touched for seven safeties. The Collies sewed up the match with four hits in the fourth panel, one a three-bagger by Murray Lovely, which produced a three-spot.

Malley (L) and Gardner
Payne (W) and Warren

(June 8)  Penthouse dwellers in the Senior Amateur circuit, the Arnold & Quigley aggregation, collected 13 safe blows in laying a 10 to 2 whipping on the Elks. In breezing to an easy complete-game six-hitter, winning slabman “Tat” Larson punched out seven batters while issuing three free passes. His batterymate Syd Whyte and outfielder Bill Giguere were able to post three-hit swat totals in support of his mound effort. 

Evans (L), Lowry (6) and Blochberger
Larson (W) and Whyte

(June 10)  After being five runs in arrears to the Collingwood nine at one stage in their Senior Amateur League game at Athletic Park, the B. C. Electric Repairmen put together a late drive which netted them seven tallies over the final three innings, producing a 7 – 7 tie. Darkness, at this point, prevented any further play. The Bee Cees carried an 11 to 8 advantage in base raps in the contest. Murray Lovely of the Collies was the big bat of the evening with three safeties in four times at bat.

Esplen, Payne and xxx
McDonald and xxx 

(June 13)  The Missions got back at the Centrals for an earlier defeat by walloping the Redshirts 10 to 1 at Athletic Park. Four-run outbursts in the fifth and sixth innings did the trick for the Cards. Camille “Lefty” Delcourt whiffed 13 and allowed just two hits in copping the complete-game win. One of those base raps was a lucky, inside-the-park four-bagger by outfielder “Babe” Stewart. The Confectioners picked up nine safeties with first sacker Frank Shaw leading the way with a triple and single. 

Delcourt (W) and Richardson
Traeger (L), Malley (7) and McLean

(June 14)  The Elks doubled B. C. E. R. at Athletic Park in a tight Senior Amateur clash. Both teams clipped the orb for five safeties but loser Len Arthur issued three free passes while winner Charlie Evans gave out none. A three-run fourth chapter saw the Clubmen erase a 2 to 1 deficit to turn the game in their favor. Catcher Walter Blochberger stroked a two-bagger and single for the victors while Neil Silver was the bright light for the Repairmen, slamming out a double and single and scoring on a double steal in which he and Ivan McDonald took part.

Arthur (L) and Mahlman
Evans (W) and Blochberger

(June 15)  The Collingwood balltossers were unceremoniously dumped into the cellar position of the Senior Amateur circuit after taking it on the chin 9 to 3 at the hands of Arnold & Quigley. “Lefty” Robertson went the route for the Clothiers, striking out three and surrendering eight hits. A & Q accumulated 11 safeties off a pair of Collie twirlers with outfielder Jack Wyard leading the way with a triple and double. Rex Cameron was tops with the lumber for the Collies, stroking three singles.

Esplen (L), Cameron (5) and Warren
Robertson (W) and Whyte

Standings              W     L       Pct.
Arnold & Quigley       9     1      .900
Centrals               5     4      .556
Elks                   5     4      .556
Missions               4     5      .444
B. C. Electric         2     6      .250
Collingwood            2     7      .222

(June 20)  League-leading Arnold & Quigley dropped their second game so far this season when they were tripped up 7 to 4 by B. C. E. R. at Athletic Park. The Carmen clipped the offerings of losing tosser Moote and fireman “Tat” Larson for ten base blows, scoring treys in both their first and second turns at bat. Winning hurler Ivan McDonald was nicked for just four safeties, two of which were procured by catcher Syd Whyte. He rang up eight punchouts while walking only one. Outfielder Charlie Miron and shortpatcher H. Horton had two safe swats apiece for the winners. Keystone sacker Hec Cann of the Tailors ripped a two-run dinger.

McDonald (W) and Shillingford
Moote (L), Larson (2) and Whyte

(June 23)  Lorne Lowry held the Centrals to two safeties at Athletic Park and the Elks stepped into second place in the Senior Amateur loop after a 3 to 0 win over the Redshirts. Only one of the winners’ triad of tallies was earned, that coming in the opening panel when Jimmy Ralston hit safely and third baseman Harry Wilson followed with a clean three-bagger. Overall, the Antlered Tribe registered six base hits off losing twirler Charlie Malley, with Ralston accounting for four of them.

Lowry (W) and Payne
Malley (L) and McLean

(June 24)  The Missions, suffering from a case of fumbleitis, kicked away their chances for a win when they committed five untimely errors to greatly assist the Collingwood baseballers in recording a 6 to 0 conquest. Both squads had five safeties in the otherwise close contest. Frank Sager, backed by a flawless defensive performance by his mates, got the hillock win over Camille Delcourt who whiffed a dozen. Outfielder Orville Falconer of the Missions, with a triple and single, was the lone swatter from either side to register two base knocks.

Delcourt (L) and Richardson
Sager (W) and Warren

(June 27)  Manager Charlie Crooks’ somewhat crippled band of Centrals met with another reverse at Athletic Park when they were taken into camp 9 to 2 by Arnold & Quigley. Seven errors by the Cards, coupled with five safe blows which the Clothiers garnered off losing flinger Charlie Malley, were enough to swing the verdict in the direction of A & Q. The Redshirts could only find winner “Tat” Larson for two hits, both of which were one-baggers. No batter from either team had plural hit totals. Art Gourlay of the Tailors registered the contest’s longest drive, a three-bagger.

Larson (W) and Whyte
Malley (L) and McLean

(June 28)  By turning in an 11 to 3 victory over B. C. E. R., the Collingwood balltossers traded positions with the losers, shoving the Repairmen into the basement position in the standings. The Collies turned in a fine defensive display behind winning tosser Baden Esplen who held the Carmen to eight hits. The winners lit up a tandem of chuckers from the Bee Cees for a dozen safeties and, with the five errors that the Electrics turned in, had little trouble in gaining the verdict. Third baseman Rex Cameron and flychaser George Westwood of the Suburbanites both stung the sphere for a triple, double and single.

Esplen (W) and Warren
Arthur (L), Muir (5) and Shillingford

Standings               W     L       Pct.
Arnold & Quigley       10     2      .833
Elks                    6     4      .600
Centrals                5     6      .445
Missions                4     6      .400
Collingwood             4     7      .364
B. C. Electric          3     7      .300

(June 30)  The Elks, under the steady fire of Ivan McDonald’s curves, proved easy victims for the B. C. E. R. at Athletic Park and fell 8 to 2 to the Railwaymen. Only outfielder Enright, who clipped the Brother Bills’ twirler for a triad of safeties, was able to regularly solve the mystery of McDonald’s “Uncle Charlie.” The Repairmen piled up 11 safeties off the slants of losing flinger Charlie Evans with Neil Silver, Charlie Miron and shortpatcher H. Horton accounting for three each.

McDonald (W) and Shillingford
Evans (L) and Thomas

(July 3)  With the game knotted at 3 – 3, the Missions were awarded a 9 to 0 forfeiture over first-place Arnold and Quigley after Quig playing-manager Ernie Paepke and his first-base coach were banished for arguing with umpire Murray but refused to leave the field.

(July 4)  The Centrals picked up their first victory in their last five starts when they subdued the B. C. E. R. aggregation 9 to 7 in an error-filled and heavy-hitting fracas at Athletic Park. Jack Tyrwhitt was nicked for ten safeties and pitched just well enough to pull off the win, receiving considerable help by the inept play of the Bee Cees in critical situations. Len Arthur and Ivan McDonald bore the heaving burden for the Carmen and neither was a puzzle to the Redshirts who collected eleven safe bingles off their wild shoots. Sixteen errors, nine of which were committed by the Electrics, marred the event. Versatile Neil Silver of the Repairman was the game’s featured hitter, stroking a quartet of singles.

Tyrwhitt (W) and McLean
Arthur, McDonald (L) (2) and Shillingford

(July 7)  The idle Centrals moved up a notch to second place in the Senior Amateur circuit when the Elks, previous runners-up, were nosed out 6 to 5 by Collingwood in ten hard innings of baseball. Toiling on the rubber for the Suburbanites, winning moundsman Baden “Babe” Esplen struck out 15 batters as he tangled with losing slabman Charlie Evans who was good for eight punchouts. The duo were hit freely, nine times by the Elks and on ten occasions by the Collies but were both sharp when things could have gotten out of control. A pair of counters by the Antlered Herd in the ninth forced the overtime session.  Shortstop Russell of the Brother Bills had three safeties and was the game’s top hitter while Esplen tripled and singled to aid his hillock effort.

Evans (L) and Blochberger
Esplen (W) and Warren

(July 8)  Copious errors in tight places by the B. C. Electric Repairmen and the Centrals were enough to toss away a pair of closely-fought battles in doubleheader action at Athletic Park. The benefactors were the Missions who won 5 to 4 over the Carmen and Collingwood who clipped the Redshirts 6 to 4.
Losing twirler Ivan McDonald struggled along under the handicap of nine errors in the opener and, although he held the Candymen to just three singles and whiffed nine, he was unable to win. Opposing moundsman “Lefty” Delcourt also received rather wobbly support but managed to pull through as the winner on a seven-hitter.

Delcourt (W) and Hawkins
McDonald (L) and Garrison

Both teams clipped the orb for eight hits in the follow-up clash in which the Centrals fielded as poorly as the Electrics had in the opener, throwing away innumerable chances to win. Compounding the defensive woes, their batters accentuated a dismal habit of striking out in the pinches with ducks on the pond. Frank Sager picked up the win in his mound joust with Charlie Malley as Collingwood’s Proctor had three hits and scored twice to claim offensive star of the tussle.

Sager (W) and Warren
Malley (L) and Gardner

(July 11)  Arnold & Quigley Senior Amateur League baseballers thrashed the Elks 15 to 6 at Athletic Park, a one-sided win which gave them more breathing room atop the circuit. A seven-run opening frame by the Quigs more or less settled the issue, driving starter and loser Enright of the Brother Bills to the showers before he had retired even one batter. “Lefty” Robertson went the distance on the hill for the Clothiers, surrendering ten hits while fanning five. Outfielder F. Manson of the winners secured four hits while fellow flychaser Jack Wyard checked in with three.

Enright (L), Lowry (1) and Payne, Blochberger (1)
Robertson (W) and Whyte

(July 12)  Al Irvine’s double, preceded by teammate “Babe” Stewart’s one-bagger in the top-of-the-ninth-panel, produced the winning run as the Centrals edged the Missions 3 to 2 in a barnburner at Athletic Park. The win for the Redshirts boosted them from third to the runner-up spot in the Senior Amateur loop. The Candymen led in hits, 7 to 5, and their chucker, loser “Lefty” Delcourt, whiffed 13 to just a single strikeout for winner Jack Tyrwhitt, but they missed cashing in at crucial times, stranding eight base-runners. Catcher Bill Shaver of the Cards and the Confectioners’ keystone sacker Bill Turnbull turned in two-hit batting performances.

Tyrwhitt (W) and Shaver
Delcourt (L) and Whyte

(July 14)  A 9 to 4 Collingwood win over the B. C. Electric aggregation boosted the Suburbanites into a second-place tie with the Centrals in the Senior Amateur circuit. The Collies collected 11 hits in the fracas to nine for the Repairmen. Baden Esplen fanned eleven in copping the compete-game win as Neil Silver, the league’s current pacesetter in batting averages, got to him for three safeties. Rex Cameron, Murray Lovely and George Westwood each stroked a brace of base knocks for the victors with a double included in Cameron’s sum of swats. Ivan McDonald, starter and loser for the Electrics, had a pair of singles prior to his forced departure to the showers.

McDonald (L), Arthur (9) and Shillingford
Esplen (W) and Warren

(July 15)  Top-dog Arnold & Quigley broke the existing tie between the Centrals and Collingwood for the runner-up position in the Senior Amateur circuit when they did the Redshirts a favor by beating the Collies 11 to 10 in a ding-dong battle that ushered in a two-game agenda for the day. The B. C. Electric Repair nine annexed the second game, another close affair, from the Missions by a 7 to 5 count. The lead changed hands five times in the slugfest matinée match as both pitchers of record were battered around yet remained on the hill from start to finish. Twenty batters from the two squads came to bat in consecutive half-innings, the bottom-of-the-third and the top-of-the-fourth. Syd Whyte and Hec Cann cuffed triples for the Quigs.

Sager (L) and xxx
Larson (W) and xxx

Both teams in the finale collected the same number of hits but the Missions’ inferior defensive play was what ultimately cost them the game.

Arthur (W) and Shillingford
Wessels (L) and Richardson

(July 18)  For the second time in a week, Arnold & Quigley humbled the Collingwood nine. In their latest clash at Athletic Park, the Quigs prevailed  6 to 1. It was Collie errors, more than anything else, that shaped the their defeat although winning pitcher “Lefty” Robertson was heaving them in fine style, stymying the Suburbanites on five safeties. Baden Esplen, saddled with the defeat, was roughed up for ten bingles but managed to punch out a dozen. Of the two, Esplen was the most adversely affected by his mates’ untimely defensive lapses. With the log, he punched out a double and single to pace all swatters.

Robertson (W) and Whyte
Esplen (L) and Warren

(July 19)  As a result of the Elks’ narrow 8 to 7 win over the Missions at Athletic Park, the Antlered Herd moved into a tie with the Centrals for the runner-up position in the Senior Amateur loop. A four-run fifth canto put the Clubmen in front to stay. Overall, they were outhit 9 to 8 by the Confectioners. Charlie Evans, who toiled on the slab for the Brother Bills, fanned seven with nary a walk while “Lefty” Delcourt kept up his usual high strikeout average by whiffing 14 but handed out five free transportations. Outfielder Enright stroked three hits, and teammate Bill Shaver a pair, for the conquering nine. For the Candymen, infielders Frank Shaw and “Casey” Clark as well as outfielder Cam Stewart all whacked the horsehide for a couple of safe swats.

Delcourt (L) and Richardson
Evans (W) and Shaver 

(July 21)  The red-hot Arnold & Quigley baseballers showed no signs of cooling off as they continued their torrid pace by crushing the B. C. Electric Repair nine 8 to 1 at Athletic Park. The Clothiers racked up 11 base blows off losing slabster Len Arthur in cruising to the win while Art Gourlay held the Carmen to only two hits. Outfielder Sid Elmer ripped three singles in pacing the winners at the dish.

Gourlay (W) and Whyte
Arthur (L) and A. Garrison

(July 22)  The Centrals are firmly ensconced in the runner-up position in the Senior Amateur Baseball League standings as the result of an unearned victory over the Elks in the opening game of a Athletic Park doubleheader. As the Elks were unable to field a full roster of players for the scheduled encounter, the Redshirts were awarded a 9 to 0 default win. The teams went ahead and played a meaningless 5 – 5 tie with the Elks using three ineligible players. In the second event of the afternoon, Collingwood moundsman Frank Sager kept the Missions just where he wanted them, fashioning a five-hitter as the Collies prevailed 7 to 3.  Heaving for the Candymen was “Doc” Wessels who was touched up for ten safeties. Garnering a deuce of safe swats for the Suburbanites were initial sacker George Fitch and second baseman Proctor. Cam Stewart was the only Mission player to get anything that looked like a real hit, a three-bagger to the deep portion of the middle garden.

Sager (W) and Warren
Wessels (L) and Richardson

(July 24)  Les Traeger’s short spell of wildness in the third inning provided an opening which enabled the runaway league-leading Arnold & Quigley band of pastimers to push across a pair of counters for a 2 to 1 victory over the Centrals. Otherwise, Traeger had the A & Q hitters guessing and appeared to be in great shape to pull off an upset win, holding the Quigs to just five hits. Unfortunately for the Redshirts, Tat Larson was dialed in all the more so and, with his mates providing excellent defensive backup, limited the Cards to only four safeties. “Babe” Stewart’s first-inning RBI single had given the Centrals a 1 to 0 lead before Traeger lost the plate.

Larson (W) and xxx
Traeger (L) and xxx

(July 26)  The Missions, with slab artist Camille “Lefty” Delcourt in top form, pulled off an upset 5 to 3 win over the near-to-invincible Arnold & Quigley contingent in a Senior Amateur League tussle at Athletic Park. Nine of the Quigs fanned the air at different stages of the game in which the slick southpaw walked just one and scattered six hits. Five errors by his mates made things more difficult but he was able escape with minimal damage for the most part. Losing pitcher Moote whiffed seven while giving up an equal number of hits. Third baseman Bill Turnbull punched out a double and single for the Confectioners, an offensive output replicated by Hec Cann of the Haberdashers. 

Delcourt (W) and Richardson
Moote (L) and Whyte

(July 28)  Eight untimely errors by the Centrals killed any chance they had for victory as they were unceremoniously dumped 11 to 9 by the B.C. Electric Repair diamondeers at Athletic Park. The fumble-fingered Redshirts had a decided 12 to 5 advantage in base hits go for naught when they handed the Carmen a boatload of unearned counters. Although the Bee Cees were not exactly displaying a penchant for perfection afield either, committing six miscues, they nevertheless saved most of their collective faux pas for less-than-critical situations in the skirmish. Despite his team’s defeat, Centrals’ outfielder “Babe” Stewart was the big baton swinger in the scuffle, taking winning flinger Len Arthur yard for a dinger in addition to a two-bagger and single while teammate Tommy Jardine came through with three singles. Bill Shaver celebrated his return to shortstop by creaming the orb for a triple and one-bagger, an output equalled by flychaser Al Irvine. For the victors, Bill Tuson got to winning chucker John McWhinney for two singles.

Arthur (W) and Shillingford, A. Garrison 
McWhinney (L) and McLean, Shaver 

(July 29)  The Collingwood pastimers and the Missions emerged as winners in doubleheader action at Athletic Park. To begin the day’s schedule, the Collies smothered the Elks 10 to 5 while, in the second tilt, the Missions, netting three counters in their final turn at bat, took a thrilling 7 to 6 victory over the B. C. Electric Repairmen.  The Suburbanites scored early and often in their dominant opening-game win, sending nine runners across the pan in the first three stanzas. Other than the sixth inning when the Brother Bills netted four of their five tallies, winning flinger Baden Esplen was in clear control of things, finishing his complete-game stint with a five-hitter. Leading the ten-hit charge for the victors were Johnny Nestman, catcher Warren and first baseman George Fitch who all struck for a brace of one-baggers.

Evans (L) and Blochberger
Esplen (W) and Warren

Trailing 6 to 4 in the final episode of the nightcap, Frank Shaw of the Confectioners doubled to begin things, followed by catcher Harry Richardson who tripled to reduce the deficit to one run. Then, singles by outfielders Hawkins and E. Clark as well as third baseman Cam Stewart produced the tying and winning markers, giving slabster McConachie the hillock triumph at the expense of Len Arthur. Top swatsmith in the scuffle was Shaw, who began the rally. Aside from his late table-setting two-bagger, he also clubbed the onion for a triple. Teammate Norm Bell was close behind, pole-axing the orb for a solo home run and a single.

McConachie (W) and Richardson
Arthur (L) and A. Garrison

(August 1)  Elongated speedball merchant Les Traeger rang up 15 strikeouts while fashioning a two-hitter in hurling the Centrals to a convincing 4 to 0 whitewashing of Collingwood. Both of the raps he surrendered were of the scratchy variety and were poked out by Collie middle pasture patroller Murray Lovely. Baden “Babe” Esplen opposed Traeger on the bump and retired 11 on strikes but was touched up for ten safeties, four for extra bases, by the Redshirts. Flychasers “Babe” Stewart and Ralph Calder of the victors had six hits between them, both swatting doubles with Calder adding two singles while Stewart tacked on a triple and a one-bagger.

Traeger (W) and McLean
Esplen (L) and Warren

(August 2)  Arnold & Quigley continued to maintain their record-breaking pace this season by taking the Elks in hand at Athletic Park 9 to 6. Hec Cann of the Quigs provided the feature of the battle when he took the kinks out of one of losing pitcher Harry Wilson’s spitters with a hefty swing which carried the pill onto Sixth Avenue. Art Gourlay tossed for the Clothiers and, although hit freely at times, had the Brother Bills swinging at thin air a good part of the way. Hot corner custodian Johnny Wintemute paced the victors with the stick, stroking a triad of one-baggers. Teammate Jimmy Watters followed with a brace of doubles.

Wilson (L) and Blochberger
Gourlay (W) and Whyte, Wyard 

(August 5)  Camille “Lefty” Delcourt had the better of mound opponent Les Traeger in the tightly-fought pitching duel that ended with the Missions edging the Centrals 1 to 0 in the curtain-raiser of an Athletic Park twin-bill. In the follow-up fracas, the B .C. E. R. diamond troopers emerged as 8 to 7 victors over Collingwood. Delcourt issued just two hits while Traeger was nicked for only three in their opening-game mound joust. McConachie of the Confectioners was the lone player on the two nines to touch the platter.

Delcourt (W) and xxx
Traeger (L) and xxx

Frank Sager, with a route-going effort for the Collies, was nailed with the defeat in the nightcap in which the Repairmen started Shillingford, normally a catcher, on the bump. Seven errors by the Suburbanites had a considerable bearing on the final result.

Sager (L) and Warren
Shillingford, E. Garrison and A. Garrison

(August 7)  In spite of committing more fielding miscues as well as securing fewer base hits, the B. C. Electric Repair squad put together a late offensive charge and managed to eke out an 8 to 7 conquest of the Centrals at Athletic Park. Trailing 7 to 3 after six innings were in the books, the Bee Cees put up a deuce in the seventh, a singleton in the eighth and another pair in their final turn at bat to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. First sacker Tommy Jardine of the Redshirts led his team’s 12-hit attack against winning tosser Len Arthur, spanking the sphere for a double and two singles.

Malley, Tyrwhitt (L) (8) and McLean
Arthur (W) and Shillingford

(August 8)  Manager Joe Johnston of the Missions used four tossers, two of whom were position players, at Athletic Park but the quartet were unable to subdue an avalanche of Elk hits as the Candymen were buried 10 to 3 by the Antlered Tribe. The result leaves the foes tied for the runner-up spot in the Senior Amateur loop, setting up a sudden-death showdown for the right to tangle with pennant-winning Arnold & Quigley in the league finals. Lorne Lowry toed the rubber for the Brother Bills in this crucial contest and was hit safely six times but had the game in control all the way. His batterymate, burly Walter Blochberger, nailed the horsehide for three clean swats.

Lowry (W) and Blochberger
Delcourt (L), McConachie (4), Stewart (7), Bell (8) and Richardson 


Second-place tie-breaker  Missions vs Elks

(August 12)  The Missions earned the right to battle with the Arnold & Quigley crew for the championship of the City Senior Baseball League when they hammered the Elks 22 to 2. Catcher Harry Richardson and first baseman Frank Shaw both collected four hits for the winners. Walt Blochberger belted a home run for the Elks.

Evans (L), Phillips (6), Wilson (7) and Blochberger
Delcourt (W), McConachie (9) and Richardson

Finals  (best-of-five)  Missions vs Arnold & Quigley

(August 12)  Following their sudden-death victory over the Elks, the Missions took the field once more to face Arnold & Quigley in the opener of the league finals. After grabbing a quick 1 to 0 lead in the top of the initial canto, the Missions began to run out of gas and fell to the Clothiers 7 to 1. The Quigs played an all-round superior game especially on a defensive level where third baseman Paul Tatman made two dazzling plays. Syd Whyte and outfielder Manson both stroked a double and single for the victors.

McConachie (L) and Richardson
Larson (W) and Whyte

(August 14)  With “Lefty” Delcourt pitching his best game of the season, the Missions turned the tables on Arnold & Quigley and evened up the City Senior final series by taking a 7 to 1 decision from the Clothiers. The Confectioners chased starter and loser “Lefty” Robertson to the showers in the third frame and continued to pile up hits off reliever Art Gourlay, eventually reaching the 13 mark. Delcourt fanned eleven while surrendering seven scattered blows. Rival shortstops, Ernie Paepke of A & & and Turnbull of the Missions, led their respective squads offensively with a trio of base swats apiece.

Robertson (L), Gourlay (3) and Whyte
Delcourt (W) and Richardson

(August 16)  Arnold & Quigley pulled ahead of the Missions in their set-to for the city Senior crown by taking a tight 2 to 1 decision from the Confectioners. Winning heaver “Tat’ Larson stymied the Missions on two hits. Jack Wyard had two of the Clothiers’ five hits.

K. Clarke (L) and Richardson
Larson (W) and Whyte 

(August 19)  Camille “Lefty” Delcourt tossed a one-hitter in leading the Missions to a 1 to 0 triumph over Arnold & Quigley in the fourth match of their playoff showdown. The Confectioners managed only two safeties, both by Frank Shaw, off the slants of losing flinger “Tat” Larson. The lone run scored, a second-inning tally, was of the unearned variety.

Larson (L) and Whyte
Delcourt (W) and Richardson 

(August 21)  The Mission Confectionery nine captured the 1922 Vancouver Senior Amateur Baseball League title by turning back Arnold & Quigley 5 to 4 in the fifth and deciding game of their final series. “Lefty” Delcourt hung the Clothiers’ scalps on his belt for the third time in the series, fanning 13 while allowing six hits. The big inning for the Missions was the fifth when they scored all five of their runs, three of which were driven in on a booming bases-loaded double by Delcourt and the other two on Harry Richardson’s single.

Delcourt (W) and Richardson
Larson (L) and Whyte


Asahi Tigers
Mount Pleasant
Spencer’s *
Vancouver Lumber Company

* 1922 regular-season Terminal League pennant winners

(May 2)  Two hits apiece were all that Mount Pleasant and Hanbury’s were able to gather in the Terminal League opener at the Powell Street ground which the latter squad won by a 2 to 0 score. The Sawmillers picked up their opening tally in the second panel when Ab Mortimer reached base on an error, travelled all the way to third on two passed balls and touched home on a sacrifice by outfielder Coyle. They picked up an insurance marker in the fourth when catcher Johnny Daniels was hit by a pitched ball, stole second and scored on a clean-cut double by Coyle. Winning tosser Carl Crowder whiffed ten while Arnold Bennett of the Pleasants fanned four.

Bennett (L) and Atkins
Crowder (W) and Daniels

(May 04)  Nick Craig put his name in the record books Thursday hurling a no-hit, no-run game as Spencer's clipped the Kitsilano nine 5-0 in Terminal League action at the Powell Street Grounds. The right-hander struck out 11 and walked one. Errors led to two other base-runners. Centre fielder Pat Worley made a circus catch to help preserve the no-hitter. Thompson yielded just five hits in taking the loss.

Craig (W) and Clark
Thompson (L) and Marks

(May 6)  In a slow-moving affair, replete with errors, the Asahi Tigers defeated the Vancouver Lumber Company aggregation 3 to 2. Eddie Kitagawa of the Nippons was the lone player in the game to accumulate plural hit figures, singling twice.

H. Kitagawa (W) and Horii
Robinson (L) and Newton

(May 9)  Lorne Thompson was zoned in as he whiffed seven while firing a one-hitter in pacing the Kitsilanos to a 5 to 2 conquest of Mount Pleasant in Terminal League action. The Kitsies collected a half dozen bingles off the slants of losing flinger Arnold Bennett who breezed eleven. Catcher Marks and third baseman Williams had two hits each for the winners.

Thompson (W) and Marks
Bennett (L) and Atkins

(May 11)  Harry Butler of Spencer’s turned in the second no-hit, no-run game of the 1922 Terminal Baseball League when, on the mound for the Department Store nine, he baffled the Vancouver Lumber Company squad while his teammates pushed across ten counters in a 10 to 0 whitewash. Butler struck out 13 and did well with the baton, slamming out two hits, one of which went for a home run.

Robinson (L) and xxx
Butler (W) and xxx

(May 13)  The Hanbury’s Sawmillers won their second in two Terminal League decisions when they stopped the Asahi Tigers 4 to 2. Carl Crowder punched out nine in picking up the pitching win at the expense of Ted Furumoto.

Crowder (W) and xxx
Furumoto (L) and xxx 

(May 16)  A third no-hit, no-run game in the early days of the Terminal League season took place at the Powell Street grounds where George Robinson of the Vancouver Lumber Company contingent performed the rare event as the Lumbermen prevailed 4 to 0 over Mount Pleasant. Robinson whiffed eight and allowed three to reach base by free passes while his mates were playing errorless ball. The winners managed just four safeties off losing flinger Arnold Bennett, two of which came off the bat of outfielder Thompson.

Bennett (L) and J. Cadenhead
Robinson (W) and Newton

(May 18)  Before a crowd of about 2,000. the Spencer’s ball team won their third in a row, downing the Asahi Tigers by a 7 to 3 count. Winning tosser Nick Craig stymied the Nippons on two hits while his mates were touching Ted Furumoto for nine safeties. Both pitchers of record fanned eight. Claiming two hits each for the Retailers were Craig and second sacker Ferguson.

Craig (W) and Clark
Furumoto (L) and Horii

(May 23)  Hanbury’s kept pace with Spencer’s atop the Terminal League standings by dropping the Kitsilano nine 5 to 2. Carl Crowder pitched a two-hitter and struck out seven in taking the hillock triumph. Both of the runs scored against him by the Kitsies were unearned. Losing twirler Lorne Thompson gave up five bingles, fanned six and was the victim of one unearned tally. 

Crowder (W) and Daniels
Thompson (L) and Marks

(May 23)  The Mount Pleasant band of diamond pastimers annexed their first win of the Terminal League campaign, rolling over the Asahi Tigers by a comfortable 12 to 4 margin. Arnold Bennett spun a four-hitter and struck out six in taking the win. Leading the ten-hit assault on a pair of Asahi chuckers were middle pasture patroller Jack Betts with three base raps and fellow flychaser Harper who stroked a pair.

Furumoto (L), H. Kitagawa (3) and Horii
Bennett (W) and J. Cadenhead

(May 25)  Carl Crowder, pitching ace of the Hanbury’s nine, fanned 17 and allowed only one hit as the Millmen romped to a 6 to 0 triumph over the Vancouver Lumber Company aggregation. Third baseman Norm Goddall of the victors was the lone player to acquire a pair of safeties, one of which was a triple. Catcher Johnny Daniels slugged a round-tripper in support of Crowder. Losing tosser George Robinson yielded seven base blows while punching out ten.

Robinson (L) and F. Newton
Crowder (W) and Daniels

(May 27)  A two-run final-inning rally fell just short as the Kitsilano squad were nosed out 9 to 8 by the Asahi Tigers before 2,000 fans at the Powell Street grounds. After tripling to drive in the eighth Kitsie run, newcomer Scott was out at the dish in trying to stretch his swat into an inside-the-park homer. Tom Matoba of the Nippons belted a solo circuit-clout in the opening stanza.

Furumoto (W) and xxx
Thompson (L) and xxx

(May 30)  For the second time in five days, Hanbury’s Carl Crowder fashioned a one-hit shutout in pacing the Storemen to a 4 to 0 blanking of the formidable Spencer’s team. The losing chucker was Harry Butler who was nicked for seven safeties, with two each coming from Robbie Mills and Ab Mortimer.

Crowder (W) and Daniels
Butler (L) and Clark

(June 1)  The Kitsilano diamond troopers edged Vancouver Lumber Company 3 to 2 in a hard-fought Terminal League match. The Kitsies held a 9 to 8 advantage in base knocks. Winning pitcher Lorne Thompson had 13 strikeouts in going the distance. He also smacked the pill for a pair of doubles. Rounding up the hit parade with a brace of safe swats each were his teammate and flychaser Scott as well as Heaslip and Wright of the vanquished nine.

Thompson (W) and Marks
Robinson (L), Warne (6) and F. Newton

(June 6)  Defending champion and current league-leading Hanbury’s met defeat for the first time this season when the Asahi Tigers nosed them out 4 to 3. Although outhit by a 6 to 4 margin, the Nippons used the bunting game to their advantage, stole six bases and also cashed in on the unusual wildness of losing tosser Carl Crowder. With control issues apparent, Crowder walked five and hit another three batters to go along with eight punchouts. Winning hurler M. Yoshioka had no problems with his command, fanning ten and not issuing a single base on balls.

M. Yoshioka (W) and xxx
Crowder (L) and xxx

(June 8)  Spencer’s took an extra-inning battle from the Kitsilano balltossers 4 to 3 at the Powell Street grounds. Nick Craig’s two-bagger set the table for the winning run to be scored. The Kitsies had a slight 7 to 6 edge in base hits as third sacker Williams, with two hits, was the lone swatter in the game to reach plural hit totals. Lorne Thompson got the win over opposing moundsman Harry Butler.

Thompson (L) and Marks
Butler (W) and Clark

(June 13)  With Carl Crowder back in form again, Hanbury’s had little trouble in defeating the Vancouver Lumber Company nine 12 to 0. The Terminal League’s star pitcher allowed only four safe hits and kept them well-scattered. Norm Goodall and Robbie Mills both slugged round-trippers for the victors with Mills filling in a perfect evening at the plate by also slamming a triple, two doubles and a single.

Crowder (W) and Daniels
Warne (L), Orr (6) and Hackman

(June 15)  Spencer’s added another scalp to their belt when they took Mount Pleasant into camp by a 4 to 1 score. Although outhit 5 to 3 by the Hillmen, the Storemen bunched their bingles and tallied all four of their counters in the second frame. Nick Craig grabbed the mound decision over Arnold Bennett

Bennett (L) and J. Cadenhead
Craig (W) and Clark

(June 17)  Sid Sykes and Lorne Thompson combined to chuck no-hit, no-run baseball for the Kitsilano nine who went on to upset Hanbury’s 3 to 0. Sykes, who was credited with the win, left the ballpark before the game’s completion in order to catch a boat, thus being deprived of going the distance. The Beachites took kindly to the offerings of losing flinger Carl Crowder, lighting him up for nine safeties as well as receiving an equal number of free passes from the stud twirler for the Sawmillers. Third baseman Williams was the top dog offensively for the winners, cracking a double and a single.

Sykes (W), Thompson (6) and Marks
Crowder (L) and Daniels

(June 20)  George Robinson, fresh from his recent suspension for talking back to Terminal League umpire Freeman, fashioned a masterly mound effort in pitching the Vancouver Lumber Company to a 4 to 0 blanking of the Asahi Tigers. Up to the seventh inning, it was anybody’s game with neither side being able to score a run. In the seventh, however, the Lumbermen got to losing twirler M. Yoshioka for three safe swats which, compounded with a couple of errors by his mates, produced a four-spot. The Tigers had five safeties, all well-scattered, to four for the victors. Third baseman Sutejiro Yoshioka of the Nippons, with two singles, was the only batter on either side to acquire more than one hit.

Robinson (W) and Newton
M. Yoshioka (L) and Horii 

(June 22)  With Carl Crowder having put aside a rash of recent wildness, the Hanbury’s diamondeers took a 5 to 3 Terminal League verdict from Mount Pleasant. In this outing, Crowder reduced the number of walks issued to three while whiffing ten and allowing three hits. The Millmen raked Arnold Bennett for nine bingles  as Norm Goodall picked up three safeties. Second sacker Harper had two base knocks for the Pleasants. First baseman Ab Mortimer of the victors had a fine game defensively as well as swiping three bases.

Crowder (W) and Daniels
Bennett (L) and J. Cadenhead

(June 24)  The Vancouver Lumber Company baseballers won their second game in succession, dumping the Kitsilanos 7 to 3. A four-run sixth inning for the Lumbermen spelled the difference in this game. The Lumber Slingers held a 7 to 5 margin in base knocks. George Robinson picked up the hillock triumph in a relief role. Catcher F. Newton put together three hits for the winners, a sum of swats which included a home run and a double.

Orr, Robinson (W) (3) and F. Newton
Thompson (L) and Marks

(June 27)  Pounding out 14 base blows, the Spencer’s nine humbled the Asahi Tigers 7 to 1 in a Terminal League fixture. Over 3,000 fans, most of them cheering on the Nippons, witnessed a one-sided contest wherein the Asahis were only able to nick the armor of winning chucker Nick Craig for two hits, both one-baggers. Pat Worley with a double and two singles led the winners with the baton. Accumulating a brace of bingles each were catcher Ferguson, hot corner guardian Abrams, flychaser Raby and Craig.

M. Yoshioka (L) and Horii
Craig (W) and Ferguson 

(June 29)  Mount Pleasant eked out a 1 to 0 squeaker over the Vancouver Lumber Company in a game in which both moundsmen played a dominant role. Winning flinger Arnold Bennett was invincible in the pinches, giving up just four safeties while fanning seven. Tagged with the tough loss was Bob Orr who whiffed five and yielded just three base hits. The lone counter in the fracas was plated in the third stanza when Esterbrook walked, swiped second and came around to touch the platter on second baseman Harper’s hit to right field. In the final inning, an attempted theft of home with the potential tying marker by George Robinson of the Lumbermen failed.

Orr (L) and Newton, Wright
Bennett (W) and J. Cadenhead

(July 4)  The Kitsilanos strengthened their grip of third place in the Terminal League by virtue of a 7 to 2 conquest of the Asahi Tigers. Sid Sykes, toeing the slab for the Kitsies, had the Nippon batters looking helpless against his arsenal. He fanned nine of the Tigers and relinquished just one hit. At the dish, he also slammed the game’s lone four-bagger.  

Sykes (W) and Marks
H. Kitagawa (L), M. Yoshioka (6) and Horii

(July 5)  Hanbury’s fought their way into first place in the Terminal League by edging their toughest rival, the Spencer’s nine, 2 to 1. Carl Crowder bore the Millmen’s pitching burden and he was back in form, holding the Storemen to two hits and a single tally. By fanning eight, Crowder increased his strikeout string for the season to 99. Nick Craig, Spencer’s star hurler who was tapped for five hits, tasted defeat for the first time this campaign. Neither side scored during the first five innings with only one hit being secured to that point. In the sixth, Jack Bacon of the Retailers drilled a one-bagger that drove in initial sacker Wright who had led off with a double. That one run didn’t stand up long, however, as the Sawmillers quickly knotted the count on a scratch single by Robbie Mills, a steal and Norm Goodall’s base hit. Then, in the seventh, they went ahead to stay when catcher Johnny Daniels doubled, moved to third on a scratch hit by flychaser Coyle and romped across the pan when Crowder laid down a well-placed bunt.

Craig (L) and Ferguson
Crowder (W) and Daniels

(July 6)  The Kitsilanos captured a rather featureless Terminal League game from Mount Pleasant 4 to 2 at the Powell Street facility. The Kitsies started things off by offering the game to the Hillmen on a silver platter in the form of two unearned runs but the Pleasants handed it right back by the same method. Kitsilano, who had a 6 to 3 edge in hits, went ahead to stay when another unearned tally crossed the dish in the second panel. Jim Cadenhead of the losers was the only player in the contest to pick up two safeties.

Bennett (L) and J. Cadenhead
Thompson (W) and Marks

Standings               W      L        Pct.
Hanbury’s               8      2       .800
Spencer’s               6      2       .750
Kitsilanos              5      4       .556
Asahi Tigers            3      6       .333
Mount Pleasant          3      7       .300
Vancouver Lumber Co.    2      6       .250 

(July 8)  Spencer’s took a hard-fought extra-inning battle from the Kitsilanos 4 to 3 at the Powell Street grounds. The winning run was scored after Nick Craig doubled to lead things off in the bottom-of-the-overtime session and worked his way around to the dish before the side could be retired. Third baseman Williams of the Kitsies had two hits, the only player in the game to do so. Harry Butler took the hillock decision from Lorne Thompson.

Thompson (L) and Marks
Butler (W) and Clark

(July 11)  Six errors by the Vancouver Lumber Company tell the tale of how Spencer’s were able to hand them a 7 to 0 whitewashing despite the fact that the Storemen were only able to three safe blows during the whole fracas at the Powell Street grounds. The only hits by the Retailers were a grand-slam home run by winning pitcher Nick Craig, a double by Jack Bacon and a single by catcher Ferguson but repeated fielding miscues, hit batters and bases on balls did the damage. The Lumbermen collected five well-scattered hits off Craig, three of them by F. Newton.  

Orr (L), Robinson (5) and Wright
Craig (W) and Ferguson

(July 12)  Spencer’s regained leadership of the Terminal League without making any effort when Hanbury’s dropped their skirmish against Mount Pleasant 5 to 1 at the Powell Street grounds. The Hillmen had no problem solving losing hurler Carl Crowder, roughing him up for ten base knocks. Arnold Bennett of the Pleasants, meanwhile, held the hard-hitting Millmen to four safeties, well-scattered. Best with the stick in this match was first sacker R. Rintoul of the victors who cuffed the apple for three safeties, one of which was a double. Teammate Jack Betts, manning the middle pasture, also had a good game with the baton, clubbing a four-ply dinger and a single. Hanbury’s top swatsmith was outfielder Robbie Mills who got to Bennett for a double and one-bagger. 

Bennett (W) and J. Cadenhead
Crowder (L) and Daniels

(July 13)  Hanbury’s squeezed past the Kitsilanos 4 to 3 in a Terminal League battle which wasn’t decided until the final out. In the last frame with two out, shortpatcher Miller of the Kitsies, camped on third base, attempted to steal home with the tying run while winning chucker Harold Puder was in his windup but was called out on a very close play. Puder held the vanquished nine to just three hits while fanning eleven but had his mound effort marred somewhat by dishing out six free passes. His batterymate, Norm Goodall, blasted a dinger in his first trip to the plate and was robbed of a second tater when, after taking losing twirler Sid Sykes long distance in a repeat performance, failed to touch second base while circling the sacks. 

Sykes (L) and Marks
Puder (W) and  N. Goodall

(July 15)  The Spencer’s aggregation of baseballers found an easy mark in the Mount Pleasant squad and romped all over the Hillmen 14 to 2 in a one-sided Terminal League contest. The Retailers played their usual sound game, taking advantage of every opportunity afforded them while the Pleasants were melting down both offensively and afield. Winning flinger Harry Butler was the best willow wielder in the affair, stinging the sphere for a home run and double. Nick Craig followed with a double and single. 

Bennett (L) and J. Cadenhead
Butler (W) and Ferguson

(July 18)  Two hit batters, three errors and three bases on balls allowed the Asahi Tigers to score three times in their match against the Vancouver Lumber Club at the Powell Street grounds despite the fact that George Robinson, on the slab for the Lumbermen, set them down without a base hit. The Woodmen, however, collected nine safeties which propelled them to a 6 to 3 doubling of the Nippons. Robinson rang up a dozen punchouts during his complete-game triumph. Outfielder Weir of the winners had a double and single for the victors.

M. Yoshioka (L), Tanaka (5) and Matoba
Robinson (W) and F. Newton

(July 19)  The Kitsilano diamond troopers slipped into third position in the Terminal League by handing Mount Pleasant a 5 to 2 setback. The loss for the Hillmen dropped them into the cellar of the loop. Lorne Thompson gave up six hits in earning the win over Arnold Bennett. The Kitsies showed a balanced offensive attack with all of their players, with the exception of one, stinging the pill for at least one safety. Leading their nine-hit attack was third baseman Williams with a brace of singles while shortstop Miller clouted a home run. Flychaser Lister of the Pleasants was the power swatter in this joust, ripping a home run and a triple.

Thompson (W) and Marks
Bennett (L) and J. Cadenhead

(July 20)  Nick Craig, a mainstay on the pitching staff of Spencer’s, tossed a nifty four-hitter and breezed nine in leading the Storemen to a 3 to 0 conquest of the Asahi Tigers. Craig also smashed a two-run four-bagger in the opening panel which put his club in front to stay. The hard-hitting Department Store nine were held to six safeties by losing chucker Tanaka. Craig had a double to go along with his tater while Sanzuko Miyasaki led the Nippons offensively by slapping out a pair of one-baggers.

Craig (W) and Ferguson
Tanaka (L) and Matoba

(July 22)  In a benefit exhibition game at the Powell Street grounds for injured player Maxwell of the Vancouver Lumber Company, Spencers defeated an all-star aggregation from the remainder of the Terminal League by a score of 3 to 2. A crowd estimated to be around 4,000 witnessed the tightly-fought event. Rival keystone sackers, Tom Matoba of the Stars and Clarke of Spencers, traded home runs for their respective clubs. Harry Butler struck out a dozen in the route-going win.

Butler (W) and Bacon
Bennett (L), Thompson (3), Robinson (8) and Oda

(July 25)  Arnold Bennett limited the Asahi Tigers to two hits in pitching Mount Pleasant to a 2 to 0 Terminal League victory. Hard-luck loser Tanaka of the Nippons also recorded a two-hitter but came away empty-handed as his mates were unable to manufacture any runs in their usual station-to-station fashion featuring precision bunting and speed on the basepaths. Both of the Hillmen’s hits came in the fourth stanza when they plated their first run. Both chuckers fanned five in their route-going performances.

Tanaka (L) and Oda
Bennett (W) and J. Cadenhead

(July 26)  Despite being outswatted by a significant 11 to 4 margin, the Kitsilano contingent tightened their hold on third place in the Terminal League by edging the Vancouver Lumber Club 3 to 2 in an extra-inning game. The Lumbermen grabbed an early 2 to 0 lead but the Kitsies tied things up in the sixth inning without making a hit. Three errors and a walk did the trick. In the overtime session, second baseman Raftery led off with a double for the Kitsies and scored when shortstop Miller singled. Lorne Thompson bested George Robinson in their mound duel in which Thompson had a 10 to 9 edge in strikeouts. Catcher F. Newton and third baseman Manson of the Lumber Slingers both had a trio of safeties to lead all batters.

Robinson (L) and F. Newton
Thompson (W) and Marks

(July 27)  Behind the able pitching of Norm Goodall, Hanbury’s turned in their third win of the season over Spencer’s with a 3 to 1 conquest at the Powell Street grounds. With the victory, the Sawmillers moved into a tie atop the Terminal League standings. Besides holding the Storemen to four scattered hits, Goodall won his own game when he launched a two-run homer in the first inning.

N. Goodall (W) and Daniels
Butler (L) and Ferguson

Standings                W     L        Pct.
Hanbury’s               10     3       .769
Spencer’s               10     3       .769
Kitsilanos               7     6       .538
Mount Pleasant           5     9       .357
Vancouver Lumber Co.     4     9       .308
Asahi Tigers             3     9       .250

(July 29)  Unable to live up to their reputation as a slick-fielding nine, the Asahi Tigers fell apart defensively in the eighth inning with runners aboard and dropped a 4 to 2 contest to the Kitsilano team. Shortstop Miller of the Kitsies was the lone player in the game to pick up two safeties.

Thompson (W) and Marks
M. Yoshioka, Tanaka (L) and Oda

(August 1)  The Vancouver Lumber Company annexed a tight game from Mount Pleasant at the Powell Street facility by a close score of 2 to 1. The winners managed only three hits off Arnold Bennett while winning slabman George Robinson was nicked for four safeties, two of which garnered by flychaser Jack Betts. Outfielder Erickson had a solo home run for the winners.

Bennett (L) and J. Cadenhead
Robinson (W) and F. Newton

(August 2)  Spencer’s are again at the top of the Terminal League heap by virtue of a 9 to 3 pasting of the third-place Kitsilano squad. Nick Craig heaved the win for the Storemen, allowing only five hits without a walk as well as retiring eight batters by strikeouts. The winners garnered a dozen base raps as Jack Bacon led his team with two singles, a double and a triple.

Craig (W) and Ferguson
Sykes (L) and Marks

(August 3) A 7 to 6 loss to the Asahi Tigers dropped Hanbury’s a full game behind league-leading Spencer’s with just one game remaining for each club. The Nippons had a comfortable 7 to 2 lead when the Millmen came to bat for the final time but an inside-the-park grand-slam home run credited to Norm Goodall in which both he and Asahi catcher Tom Matoba were knocked unconscious in a collision at the plate almost precipitated a race riot in that Goodall never touched the plate and was clearly out in spite of the plate umpire’s safe call. Order was finally restored and the Sawmillers retired without a whimper to end the game. Third baseman Coyle and outfielder Robbie Mills of Hanbury’s as well as the Tigers’ first baseman Miyasaki each had a couple of base hits.

M. Yoshioka (W) and Matoba
Simons (L), Crowder (1), N. Goodall (5) and Daniels

Standings                W     L      Pct.
Spencer’s               11     3     .786
Hanbury’s               10     4     .714
Kitsilanos               8     7     .533
Vancouver Lumber Co.     5     9     .357
Mount Pleasant           5    10     .333
Asahi Tigers             4    10     .286

(August 5)  The Spencer’s aggregation completed their regular season by knocking off the Asahi Tigers squad 8 to 3 at the Powell Street grounds and, in the process, clinched the Terminal League pennant. Harry Butler tossed a four-hitter and struck out six in his winning hillock effort. Pat Worley ripped a double and a single for the winners while Butler singled twice.

Tanaka (L), M. Yoshioka (4) and Horii
Butler (W) and Ferguson

(August 8)  Eight errors by the Vancouver Lumber Company tell the tale of their 10 to 0 demise at the hands of the second-place Hanbury’s nine as the Terminal League completed its regular-season schedule. One lonely scratch single by keystone sacker Heaslip was all that the Lumbermen could muster off the slants of winning flinger Coleman Hall who fanned 11 in his 1922 Terminal League mound debut. Lorne Thompson, on the bump for the vanquished nine proved easy for the Millmen to solve as they lit him up for ten base blows to go along with three free passes. Charlie Stevenson and catcher Coyle led the way for the winners with the baton, each connecting for three base blows.

Hall (W) and Coyle
Robinson (L) and F. Newton 


Semi-finals (best-of-three) 
Hanbury’s vs Kitsilanos

(August 12)  Hanbury’s and the Kitsilanos battled to a 5 – 5 ten-inning draw in the opener of their Terminal League semi-final playoff series. Hanbury’s had a decided 10 to 4 advantage in base hits acquired but also out-errored the Kitsies 4 to 2. Ab Mortimer laced a double plus a brace of one-baggers for the Millmen.

Puder and Daniels
Thompson and Marks

(August 15)  League officials scrapped the remainder of the Terminal League semi-finals and awarded the second-place Hanbury’s nine the series. 

Finals (best-of-three)    
Hanbury’s vs Spencer’s

(August 16)  Hanbury’s won the first game of the Terminal League finals, dropping Spencer’s by a 6 to 4 score. A four-run fifth inning by the Lumbermen spelled the difference in the contest. Catcher Norm Goodall paced the victors with the bludgeon, smashing a double and a pair of singles.

Craig (L) and Ferguson
Crowder (W) and N. Goodall

(August 17)  Spencer’s pulled even with Hanbury’s in the Terminal league final series at the Powell Street grounds, defeating the Lumbermen by a score of 8 to 1. Each team racked up just four hits. Three consecutive errors by the Millmen in the opening frame gave Spencer’s the opening they needed to plate five counters and put the odds in their favor. Pat Worley and outfielder Wright belted home runs for the victors.

N. Goodall (L), Puder (1) and Daniels
Butler (W) and Bacon

(August 21)  Hanbury’s snatched the Terminal League crown for 1922 after plating a tenth-inning counter which gave them a 5 to 4 triumph over the pennant-winning Spencer’s aggregation. Outfielder Coyle’s double in the extra canto drove in Norm Goodall with the winning marker. The Lumbermen had dodged a bullet in the ninth by completing a triple play after the Spencer’s nine had loaded the sacks with no one out. Coyle also had a brace of one-baggers to pace the champions at the dish. Nick Craig of the vanquished squad replicated Coyle’s batting output. Outfielder May of Hanbury’s and Spencer’s Pat Worley both launched home runs.

Crowder (W) and Daniels
Butler (L) and Bacon


B. C. Electrical Repair
Burnaby *
Fraser Valley Dairy
Heather Athletic Club
Hudson’s Bay
South Vancouver Elks
Vancouver Engineering Works
Vancouver World

* 1922 regular season Twilight League pennant winner

No intra-league playoffs – first-place Burnaby moved on to play Britannia Beach, champions of the Howe Sound Baseball League, in provincial playoffs.

(May 3)  Burnaby won an uphill fight from the South Vancouver Elks 6 to 5 as the Twilight League season got underway. Dave Gray whiffed eight and yielded an equal number of hits in earning the mound decision. The Elks led for a good part of the game but withered in the late innings. Top willow wielder in the contest was keystone sacker J. Brown of the Antlered Herd who clipped the orb for a pair of doubles and a single.

Gray (W) and Ewart
C. Brown (L), Hollingham and Moore 

(May 4)  The Fraser Valley Dairy squad turned back the Vancouver Engineering Works aggregation 10 to 5 in a Twilight League fixture. The Ironworkers outhit the Creamery Boys 13 to 8 but had difficulty in converting their bingles into runs while the Milkmen took advantage of the Engineers’ errors to romp home as victors. Playing-manager H. Crowell fanned eight in going the distance for the Fraser valley win. Catcher R. Shaw of the V.E.W. nine was head and shoulders the leading swatter in the affair, pounding out four safeties in as many turns at bat.

Crowell (W) and Moffatt
R. Birkinshaw (L), Musiel (5) and Shaw 

(May 4)  Cuffing out four safeties in the seventh frame, the South Vancouver Elks pushed over four runs and went on to defeat Collingwood 7 to 4. Overall, the Collies had an 11 to 9 edge in safeties although complete-game slabman Blake claimed the mound win for the South Van aggregation. Flychaser J. McAdam of Collingwood registered the longest hit of the evening, a three-bagger.

McArthur (L) and xxx
Blake (W) and xxx

(May 6)  The South Vancouver Elks blanked the Mikados 8 to 0 behind the three-hit mound effort of C. Brown. Four-run outbursts in the fourth and sixth frames sealed the deal for the Antlered Tribe.

Yoshioka (L) and Nishikawa
C. Brown (W) and Moore

(May 8)  The Hudson’s Bay baseballers captured a loosely-played Twilight League fracas from the B. C .Electric Repair contingent 9 to 5 at the Powell Street grounds in which the Repairmen had a 10 to 6 margin in base hits  Vern Adams copped the pitching victory over W. Grimmett who was plagued with control issues. Outfielder J. Stafford of the Carmen was the game’s leading swatter with three safe blows. Keystone sacker Vater poled out a solo homer for the winners in the second panel.

Grimmett (L) and Stevenson
V. Adams (W) and Black

(May 9)  The Mikados and Collingwood battled to a 4 – 4 draw in a game curtailed before completion because of dark skies. The Nippons outhit the Collies seven safeties to six and also fielded better, making just one error to four by the Suburbanites. H. Birkinshaw, on the rubber for Collingwood, fanned eleven.

H. Birkinshaw and Wright
Yoshioka, Tanaka and Nishikawa, Yoshioka

(May 10)  Burnaby balltossers proved to be too much for the Fraser Valley Dairy squad and won easily 7 to 2 at Central Park. It was a case of the Creamo Crew having buttery fingers when it came to defensive play as the Dairymen were inept afield which paved the way for most of the Burnaby scoring. The winners accumulated five safe blows off losing tosser Malacord as George Syrotuck picked up two of them. The Burnaby shortstop was also invincible on the bases, swiping five of them in as many attempts. Second baseman H. Fox had two of the four safeties garnered by the Valleymen.

Malacord (L) and Moffatt
Gray (W), Ross and Ewart 

(May 11)  The Heather Athletic Club drubbed the Vancouver Engineering Works 13 to 6 in a loosely-played Twilight League joust in which ten errors were committed. The Athletics banged out 14 hits, four of which were collected by first baseman J. Ferguson and three by shortstop Johnson. Winning slabman Young went the distance, gave up six hits and rang up 13 punchouts.

R. Birkinshaw (L), Shaw and Shaw, F. Chapman
Young (W) and C. Chapman, Colburn

(May 12)  In a heavy-hitting match in which 32 base blows were struck, the Hudson’s Bay aggregation prevailed 14 to 11 over the Vancouver World. The winners had 18 of the bingles produced off the slants of a trio of  chuckers from the Newsies. P. Graham of the Publishers had the game’s longest blast, a three-bagger. Checking in with doubles were Vater and  Andrew Tolmie of the Storemen as well as L. Torey of the vanquished nine.

Torey (L), Blake (3), Miller and Andreen
V. Adams (W) and Black

(May 15)  The South Vancouver Elks stung losing flinger George Tanaka with a five-spot in the second frame and went on to down the Mikados 7 to 5 in a Twilight League game at the Powell Street grounds. Winning hurler Blake fanned nine in going the route but had some control issues, walking five batters. 

G. Tanaka (L), Yoshioka (3) and xxx
Blake (W) and xxx

(May 16)  Bunching hits in the first, fifth and sixth innings, the South Vancouver Elks knocked off Collingwood 5 to 1 in a Twilight League fixture. Tat Boyes, on the mound for the Brother Bills, was a puzzle for the Collies, allowing but two scratch hits while fanning eleven. Herman McArthur was nicked for ten safeties in absorbing the loss.

McArthur (L) and Wright
Boyes (W) and Moore

(May 17)  Before a record crowd at Central Park, the Vancouver Engineering Works nudged past Burnaby 7 to 6 in two extra-innings of Twilight League action. The winners, making the best of their opportunities, were outhit 12 to 9 by the Suburbanites. G. Musiel took the pitching decision from Dave Gray who came on in relief for the vanquished nine in the ninth panel. Rival receivers, J. Ewart of the Burnaby squad and V.E.W.’s F. Chapman, led their respective teams with the hickory, both accounting for a triad of safe swats.

McIvor, Gray (L) (9) and Ewart
Musiel (W) and Chapman 

(May 18)  Plating a half-dozen counters in the sixth panel, the Heather Athletic Club prevailed 10 to 7 over the Fraser Valley Dairy nine in a free-swinging Twilight League clash. The Creamos outhit their opponents 12 to 9 but poor base-running nipped several potential rallies in the bud. First sacker E. Hatt smacked three safeties for the Milkmen. Delivering a double and single each were W. Sayers and F. Colborn of the Athletics as well as H. Fox of the Dairymen. Winning tosser Condon belted a four-bagger in support of his complete-game mound effort.

Malacord (L), Crowell (6) and Webster
Condon (W) and Colborn

(May 19)  In a heavy-hitting Twilight League scuffle, the Vancouver World diamond troopers nudged past the B. C. Electrical Repair 11 to 10. H. Singleton, toeing the rubber for the Newspapermen, was nicked for ten safeties in going the route for the hillock triumph.

Singleton (W) and Andreen
Dodd (L), McLean and Bain

(May 20)  Although the South Vancouver Elks outhit the Hudson’s Bay balltossers by 12 to 10 margin, they were unable to plate a sufficient number of counters and dropped an 8 to 7 verdict to the Retailers. Shortstop Andrew Tolmie of the Bays had a gala evening with the log, hammering two doubles and a single. Teammate L. Adams went yard with a dinger in support of his brother, winning pitcher Vern Adams, on the hillock. Best with the baton for the Antlered Herd was shortpatcher J. Kirk who drilled a double and one-bagger.

V. Adams (W) and Black
C. Brown  (L), Boyes (4) and Digby

(May 22)  Bolstered by the two-hit pitching of C. Brown, the South Vancouver Elks clobbered B. C. Electrical Repair 10 to 3 at the Powell Street grounds. Brown struck out seven and had a triple and double as well. First baseman F. Taylor and third sacker Jack Brown also stroked a brace of bingles for the winners.

McLean (L), LeRoy (7) and Bain
C. Brown (W) and Moore, Boyes

(May 23)  The Fraser Valley Dairy baseballers annexed a loosely-played Twilight League game from Collingwood by a score of 8 to 5. Proctor of the Milkmen and the Collies’ Sparks both dialed long distance with four-ply taters. Playing-manager H. Crowell of the Creamos and H. Birkinshaw of the Suburbanites both pitched complete games with the Fraser Valley skipper emerging with the mound win.

H. Birkinshaw (L) and Hendry
Crowell (W) and Webster 

(May 23)  Playing before a large holiday crowd at Robson Park, Burnaby stung the horsehide for a dozen base blows and won a listless Twilight League fixture from the Mikados 9 to 2. The Nippons managed only three hits in the contest and booted the ball five times as well, making things easy for the Suburbanites.

C. Tanaka (L), G. Tanaka, Nishidera and Nishikawa
Gray (W), Ross and Ewart

(May 26)  In what was referred to by the press as the best exhibition of baseball seen in the Twilight circuit this season, the Hudson’s Bay diamondeers subdued the Burnaby nine by a 7 to 3 count. Winning flinger C. Rawlinson handled the hard-hitting Suburbanites efficiently, limiting them to six bingles  while issuing no free passes. Losing chucker Dave Gray was nicked for eight safeties, struck out 13 and handed out the lone walk in the contest. Catcher Jack Black of the Retailers got to Gray for a home run, a two-bagger and five RBI’s to pace all willow wielders.

Gray (L) and Ewart
Rawlinson (W) and Black

(May 27)  The Vancouver World band of baseballers moved up the ladder in the Twilight League standings by handing the Heather Athletic Club their first defeat of the season, a 5 to 2 setback, at Heather Park. Tied 2 – 2 entering the eighth canto, the Newsies pushed across a trey on a triad of base knocks and a couple of bobbles by the Athletics. Winning flinger H. Singleton checked the Clubbers on three hits while breezing ten. Eddie Trayling led the victors at the dish, stroking three singles.

Hall (L) and Colborn
Singleton (W) and Andreen

(May 29)  Taking full advantage of seven fielding miscues committed by the Mikados, the Fraser Valley Dairy trimmed the Nippons 7 to 4 at the Powell Street facility. The Mikados had a slight 6 to 5 advantage in base hits in this contest with catcher Nishikawa and shortstop Shinishi banging out two raps apiece. Winning slabster Stacey Hann struck out eight and issued nary a base on balls in besting Charles Tanaka who fanned seven and walked three.

Hann (W) and Webster
C. Tanaka (L) and Nishikawa

Standings                           W       L      Pct.
Heather Athletic Club               4       1     .800
Hudson’s Bay                        4       1     .800
South Vancouver Elks                4       1     .800
Burnaby                             3       2     .600
Fraser Valley Dairy                 3       2     .600
Vancouver World                     3       3     .500
Vancouver Engineering Works         1       3     .250
Collingwood                         1       3     .250
B. C. Electric Repair               0       3     .000
Mikados                             0       4     .000

(May 30)  Hudson’s Bay stepped into the lead of the Twilight Baseball League with an 8 to 6 victory over Collingwood. The Baymen clipped the ball hard throughout the game, lighting up losing tosser H. Birkinshaw for a dozen base knocks. Vern Adams picked up the win in relief of his brother, F. Adams. He also was the game’s leading swatter with three singles to his credit. Supplying the power was his teammate George Cuvelier who slammed a triple and double. Eddie Trayling had an outstanding defensive game in the outer pasture for the victors, making a number of outstanding catches plus firing a laser to the dish to nip base runner J. Ewart attempting to score.

H. Birkinshaw (L) and Hendrie
F. Adams, V. Adams (W) (3) and Black

(May 31)  Outhit by an 8 to 6 margin, the Vancouver World diamond troopers finished strong to defeat Burnaby 7 to 4 in a loosely-played clash at Central Park. The Suburbanites led through most of the game but a five-run seventh-inning outburst by the World aggregation changed the game’s momentum and sealed the deal for the Newsies. Winning tosser Ernie Blake, clipped for three singles by Burnaby flychaser M. McIvor, received good defensive support from his mates which stymied potential rallies and led to seven base-runners from the vanquished nine being left stranded.

Ross (L) and Ewart
Blake (W) and Andreen 

(June 1)  Putting up a five-spot in the second panel, the South Vancouver Elks went on to whip the Fraser Valley Dairy nine 7 to 3. Winning tosser C. Brown fired a three-hitter in going the route, holding the Creamos off the scoreboard until the final panel when he tired enough to cough up a pair of markers. Third baseman Basiren led the nine-hit offense offered up by the Antlered Tribe, connecting for a double and one-bagger.

C. Brown (W) and Boyes
Crowell (L), Malacord (2) and Moffatt

(June 2)  Raking the offerings of a pair of B. C. Electric Repair slab artists for 11 base knocks, the Heather Athletic Club balltossers clobbered their foes 10 to 6 in an error-filled Twilight League skirmish. The victory moved the Athletics into a tie for the penthouse suite in the circuit. E. Hall, toeing the slab for the winners, fanned ten and was nicked for nine bingles but was able to scatter them a bit better than his two mound opponents.

LeRoy (L), McLean and Bain, McSavaney
Hall (W) and Colborn, Chapman 

(June 5)  Moundsman Stacey Hann, hurling for the Fraser Valley Dairy, was robbed of a no-hitter when Hudson’s Bay infielder George Cuvelier beat out a slow dribbler along the first-base line which the Creamo chucker couldn’t field in time for a successful relay to the initial sack. Nevertheless, Hann was superb on the bump, fanning six and walking none, as the Milkmen bounced the Storemen 4 to 0, knocking the Retailers from their position of co-leadership in the loop. C. Rawlinson, stung with the hillock defeat, was no slouch in his route-going effort. He surrendered but four scratch hits but, coupled with a walk and an error, netted the winners their four counters.

Rawlinson (L) and Black
Hann (W) and Webster

(June 6)  Fifteen errors by the winless Mikados sealed their doom in a Twilight League fixture at Heather Park where the high-flying Heather Athletic Club pulverized the Nippons 19 to 3.

(June 8)  The B. C. Electric Repair pastimers captured their initial Twilight League triumph of the season when they doubled the Vancouver Engineering Works 10 to 5. Dodds, on the mound for the Carmen, went the distance, being touched for seven safeties. Accorded good support in the pinches by his mates, he walked five but was able to dig himself out of deep holes with minimal damage. The winners pounded a tandem of V. E. W. tossers for 13 safeties, three of them for extra-bases. Infielder LeRoy of the Repairmen clipped the orb for a double and triple.

Dodds (W) and McSavaney, McKay
Shaw (L), Musiel and Chapman 

(June 9)  A 9 to 2 drubbing at the hands of the Hudson’s Bay nine sunk the Mikados further into the cellar of the Twilight League. Ten errors by the winless Nippons spoiled any chance they had of winning.

(June 10)  Behind the solid four-hit pitching of C. Brown, the South Vancouver Elks edged the Vancouver World contingent 5 to 4 in an exciting and well-played Twilight League clash. Brown’s two-run single in the fifth inning also drove in the tying and winning tallies. J. Kirk led the victors’ 12-hit assault against the Newsies, pounding the pill for four safeties in as many turns at bat. 

C. Brown (W) and xxx
xxx, xxx (L) and xxx

(June 12)  Scoring twice in their final turn at bat, the Mikados edged the Vancouver Engineering Works team 10 to 9 to cop their first win on the season after suffering six straight losses. The come-from-behind victory puts the Nippons on an equal footing with V.E.W., both being deadlocked for the ninth position in the Twilight League. Playing-manager George Tanaka was credited with the pitching triumph. He also sparked at the plate, picking up three singles. Catcher F. Chapman led the losing nine at the dish, slugging a two-run homer to go along with a single.

R. Birkinshaw (L) and Chapman
C. Tanaka, G. Tanaka (W) and Nishikawa, C. Tanaka

(June 13)  Lowly Collingwood surprised the heavy-hitting Heather Athletic Club, upsetting the Athletics 7 to 4. Winning tosser Herm McArthur had the hex on the Clubbers, breezing 11 of them while issuing six scratch safeties. His mates helped him out immensely by turning a pair of double-plays. McArthur had two of the Collies’ nine hits, one of which was a two-bagger. The only other player to accumulate plural hit totals in this match was shortstop Johnson of the losing squad.

Hall (L) and Colborn
McArthur (W) and Hendrie 

(June 14)  Playing at Wilson Park, the South Vancouver Elks took a 13 to 12 slugfest from the Vancouver Engineering Works. The Elks outhit the Engineers 14 to 9 and also made one less error.

Hunter, C. Brown (W) and Boyes
McDonald (L) and Shaw

(June 15)  With a 10 to 5 edge in base knocks, the Vancouver World diamond troopers subdued the Fraser Valley Dairy nine 7 to 4. Neither pitcher was terribly impressive in their route-going performances. Winning tosser L. Miller was wild and issued six bases on balls. Stacey Hamm, who was nailed with the loss did, however, sting the apple for a couple of base raps. Flychaser P. Graham of the winners was the contest’s top swatsmith, collecting three hits including a triple. Fellow outer pasture patroller, rifle-armed Eddie Trayling in right field, was again sensational, throwing out two runners at first base on ground balls that would have otherwise been base hits.

Miller (W) and Andreen
Hamm (L) and Webster

(June 17)  Before a record crowd at Central Park, the Vancouver Engineering Works contingent nosed out Burnaby 7 to 6. The Suburbanites outhit their opponents 12 to 9 yet, except for the second and sixth chapters, were unable to parlay their edge in bingles into bacon. Rival backstops, J. Ewart and F. Chapman, were the main offensive thrusts for their respective squads. Ewart poked out three singles for Burnaby while Chapman drilled a double and a pair of one-baggers for the winners.

McIvor (L), Gray (9) and Ewart
Musiel (W) and Chapman

(June 19)  Despite pasting the horsehide for a dozen safe blows, the Fraser Valley Dairy nine was bounced 10 to 7 by the Heather Athletic Club in a free-hitting Twilight League scuffle. A six-run sixth inning for the Clubbers put the final nail in the coffin for the Milkmen. Creamo first baseman Ernie Hatt was the leading swatter in the clash, nicking winning hurler Condon for three safeties. Checking in with two hits apiece were W. Sayers and F. Colborn of the winners as well as Fraser Valley’s H. Fox, all of whom clicked for a double and single. Providing ammunition for his winning mound effort, Condon contributed a four-ply dinger.

Malacord (L), Crowell (6) and Webster
Condon (W) and Colborn

(June 21)  A Twilight League match which saw Burnaby tangling with the B. C. Electric Repairmen at Central Park was shortened to five innings because of rain. In the abbreviated contest, the Suburbanites won out 7 to 5 despite being on the short end of a 9 to 6 base hit accumulation. Bert Pitt of the victors as well as Electric infielders Richardson, G. Robertson and S. Kendall all spanked the sphere for a brace of safe swats.

LeRoy (L) and McSavaney
Ross, Gray (W) (4) and Ewart

(June 22)  The Hudson’s Bay baseballers sit perched safely atop the Twilight League standings following a 7 to 4 conquest of the Fraser Valley Dairy squad at Robson Park. The Storemen combed losing flinger Malacord for a dozen safeties in their convincing win with infielders A. Stedham and Andrew Tolmie supplying much of the punch with a double and single apiece, a sum of swats replicated by first sacker Ernie Hatt of the Creamery Crew. Winning pitcher Vern Adams got by with an eight-hitter while breezing four. He also picked up a three-bagger at the dish.

Malacord (L) and Stein
V. Adams (W) and Black

Standings                            W       L      Pct.
Hudson’s Bay                         8       1     .889
Vancouver World                      7       2     .778
South Vancouver Elks                 6       3     .667
Burnaby                              6       3     .667
Heather Athletic Club                6       3     .667
Fraser Valley Dairy                  3       5     .375
Collingwood                          3       6     .333
B. C. Electric Repair                2       5     .286
Mikados                              1       7     .185
Vancouver Engineering Works          1       8     .111

(June 23)  The Fraser Valley Dairy aggregation took a hard-fought 4 to 3 battle from the B. C. Electrical Repairmen. Both teams collected six hits, none of which went for extra bases. Stacey Hann rang up a dozen strikeouts in besting losing flinger Mowatt who punched out 13. Passed balls by catcher McSavaney of the Carmen threw the game away in the opening inning when the Milkmen gathered in two runs without a hit.

Hann (W) and Stein
Mowatt (L) and McSavaney  

(June 26)  The Mikados provided only token opposition for the B. C. Electric Repair nine and were smothered 14 to 5 by the Carmen. Fourteen base blows, including six for extra bases, were hammered off a tandem of Mikado tossers by the victors. Nine errors by the Nippons also contributed to the rout. Winning chucker Dodds went the distance on a six-hitter. Outfielder Thompson of the Repair squad blasted losing moundsman Charles Tanaka for a grad-slam home run while teammate T. Stevenson had a two-run circuit-shot. Stevenson and first sacker J. Stafford cuffed the most safe swats, both picking up a trio of bingles.

Dodds (W) and McSavaney
C. Tanaka (L), S. Nishidera and Nishikawa

(June 27)  The Vancouver World Twilight League team lost for the third time this season, dropping a 6 to 1 decision to lowly Collingwood. Winning slabman Herman McArthur limited the Newsies to just two hits while fanning seven. Loser L. Miller was no slouch in his route-going performance, yielding only five safeties and breezing an equal number of batters. Second baseman Bob Dwan of the Collies had a pair of base raps and was the lone player to produce plural hit totals.

McArthur (W) and Hendrie
Miller (L) and Andreen

(June 28)  Burnaby took a tight 7 to 6 win from league-leading Hudson’s Bay at Central Park and moved into a tie with the Vancouver World aggregation for second place in the Twilight League standings. Two Suburbanite counters in the seventh panel, resulting from a pair of hits and an outfield error, netted the tying and winning counters off reliever F. Adams. Dave Gray struck out eight in pitching a nine-hitter for the win. His batterymate, J. Ewart, led the Burnaby 11-hit offense, slapping the apple for a double and two singles.

Rawlinson, F. Adams (L) (6) and Black
Gray (W) and Ewart

(June 29)  The Vancouver Engineering Works turned in their second victory of the Twilight League season when they came from behind, netting four runs in their final turn at bat, to nose out the Fraser Valley Dairy nine 6 to 5.   

(June 30)  In spite of being outhit by an 8 to 7 margin, the B. C. Electric Repair aggregation of baseballers turned in a one-sided 8 to 2 victory at the expense of the South Vancouver Elks in Twilight League play at the Powell Street grounds. Three-run outbursts in the fifth and sixth innings sealed the deal for the Repairmen. Second sacker Richardson and outfielder McDonald of the victors as well as flychasers J. Kirk and G. Hunter of the Lodgemen all collected two safeties in this skirmish.

LeRoy (W) and Mahlman
C. Brown (L) and Boyes

(June 30)  In a high-scoring Twilight League tussle at Heather Park, the Heather Athletic Club swamped the Vancouver World contingent 16 to 9. Outfielder C. Chapman and shortstop Moore paced the victorious nine offensively, each swatting the orb for three safeties while outfielder Hill belted a brace of triples. Third baseman Robinson of the Newsies checked in with a home run.

Singleton (L), Miller (5) and Andreen
Hall (W) and Cameron

(July 3)  Collingwood landed on the offerings of Mikado slabman Shinji Nishidera for seven safeties, two of which were home runs, as they blanked the Nippons 8 to 0 at the Powell Street grounds. Winning tosser H. Birkinshaw scattered five hits and had the game well in hand all the way. First sacker Walker, with a three-run shot and shortstop Sparks with a solo blast were the long distance swatters in this blowout. Best with the baton for the Nippon nine was keystone sacker S. Kawasaki who collected a double and a single.

H. Birkinshaw (W) and Hendrie
S. Nishidera (L) and C. Tanaka

(July 5)  Burnaby took a one-sided 9 to 4 decision from the Vancouver Engineering Works at Central Park, banging out 12 base knocks along the way. Outfielder A. Sandell picked up a double and a couple of one-baggers in pacing the Suburbanites at the plate. G. Ross, with relief help from Dave Gray, earned the pitching win.

Ross (W), Gray (6) and Ewart
M. McDonald (L) and Chapman

(July 6)  Hudson’s Bay moved a full game in front of runners-up Burnaby and the Heather Athletic Club, after beating up on the Fraser Valley Dairymen 9 to 3 in a Twilight League fixture. The Baymen pounded the pill for 15 base blows, for a total of 21 bases, while victorious slab artist Vern Adams was holding the Creamos to six scattered raps while whiffing ten. He also drilled a brace of doubles to compliment his mound performance. Teammate Buckley, manning the shortpatcher position, also ripped a pair of two-baggers to go along with a single.

Malacord (L), Hann and Stein
V. Adams (W) and Black 

(July 7)  The Mikados surprised the Vancouver World contingent of baseballers and came away with a 6 to 5 victory over the Newspapermen. The win was just the second registered by the Japanese nine this season. George Tanaka stymied the Publishers on six hits, most of which came late in the game. For the first five frames, he held the Newsies hitless. Showing a balanced attack, the Nippons got to losing twirler Ernie Blake for nine bingles. World catcher A. Andreen, with a double and single, was the leading swatsmith in the match. Checking in with two singles apiece were backstop C. Tanaka and first sacker Nishikawa of the Mikados as well as second baseman L. Torey the vanquished nine.

G. Tanaka (W) and C. Tanaka
Blake (L) and Andreen

(July 10)  A six-run meltdown in the second panel by losing flinger G. Musiel was all that was needed by the top-dog Hudson’s Bay aggregation to pounce on the Vancouver Engineering Works nine for a 6 to 3 subduing. The Bays, as usual, outhit their foe, accumulating a total of 15 hits to just six for the Ironmen. Poor base-running by V. E. W. also hurt their chances of a realistic comeback. Outfielder F. Adams and first baseman A. Stedham of the Storemen as well as flychaser R. Shaw of the losing nine each had three hits. Winning flinger C. Rawlinson aided his cause with a pair of singles.

Rawlinson (W) and Black
Musiel (L) and Chapman 

(July 12)  The Vancouver World group of Twilight League balltossers turned in a nifty triple play in their game at Wilson Park with the South Vancouver Elks but still came out on the short end of a 6 to 5 score. The triple-killing came in the seventh panel when the Elks had put up a three-spot to move ahead by a run. With runners at the corners and no outs, losing tosser Leith Miller snared a hard liner hit straight at him, threw to the hot corner for the second out, and watched while the relay to the initial sack nipped the returning runner for the third out. It was a tough loss for the Newsies who held the lead for most of the game and outhit the Elks 9 to 6. Both pitchers of record went the distance, each recording five strikeouts. Most productive swatsmith in the affair was third sacker Robinson of the Publishers who creamed the orb for a double and two singles.

Mills (W) and Boyes
Miller (L) and Andreen

(July 13)  The Mikados gave their fans at Robson Park another surprise when they turned in an exciting 11 to 8 come-from-behind win over the Vancouver Engineering Works after an inning of overtime play. In arrears by five entering the last regulation frame, the Nippons tied things up and then continued their offensive thrust in the extra panel. With 11 base knocks to show for their effort, the Japanese nine were led at the plate by initial sacker Nishikawa who stung the sphere for a quartet of safe swats, all singles.

G. Tanaka, Nishidera (W) (2) and C. Tanaka
M. McDonald, Chapman (L) and Shaw

(July 14)  The Vancouver World balltossers exploded for an eight-spot in the fourth spasm to pulverize the Hudson’s Bay diamondeers 13 to 8. The teams combined for 23 base knocks with the losing Storemen picking up 13 of them. Winning tosser Leith Miller survived the heavy swatting done by the Baymen, receiving superior defensive support than his mound rival. Clubbing a four-ply grand salami for the victors was flychaser P. Graham who also lit up loser Vern Adams for a triple. Hot corner guardian Robinson followed by contributing a brace of two-baggers.

Miller (W) and Andreen
V. Adams (L) and Black

(July 15)  Eight bases on balls issued by Heather Athletic Club chuckers proved to be the death knell of the Clubbers in their Twilight League match with the Fraser Valley Dairy squad who used that ammunition to double their foes 8 to 4. The Creamos had only six base raps as opposed to eight for the Athletics but were able to ride the wave of the numerous free passes to victory. Winning flinger Malacord rang up ten punchouts without issuing a single walk in his complete-game assignment. Infielders H. Fox and Vernon of the Milkmen were the only players in the game to manufacture two base raps.

Malacord (W) and Stein
Singleton (L), Hall (6) and Stevenson

(July 17)  In a nip-and-tuck battle at the Powell Street grounds, the Vancouver World pastimers and the B. C. Electric Repair nine duked it out and, when the last out was recorded, the Newspapermen came out on top 9 to 8.  A five-run explosion in the fifth panel put the Newsies in front and carried them to victory. The Carmen booted the ball eight times but enjoyed a slight 11 to 10 margin in safeties. Their first baseman, J. Stafford, stroked three singles to emerge as the game’s leading hitter. Third baseman Robinson poked a double and single for the winners. B.C.E.R. right fielder S. Kendall was credited with a fluky three-run inside-the-park home run on a hit that appeared to be misplayed by World outfielder Ernie Blake although no error was charged on the play.

Miller (W) and Trayling
Dodd/Dodds (L), LeRoy (5) and Mahlman

(July 18)  Herman McArthur held the Vancouver Engineering Works to five hits but it wasn’t enough for Collingwood as they made several bobbles afield and fell 7 to 5 to the Ironmen. A triple play by the Engineers in the sixth inning, which put a halt to a Collingwood rally, was the feature of the game. The sacks were loaded when infielder Sparks grounded to V. McDonald at the keystone bag who tagged the runner coming from first and tossed the orb to Ellis at the initial station for the second out. Ellis then relayed the pill to catcher R. Shaw at the dish who put the tag on slow-reacting McArthur for the third out. McArthur’s three safeties, all singles, were not enough to cancel out his failure to score from third on the Sparks’ ground ball.

R. Birkinshaw, Chapman and xxx, Shaw
McArthur (L) and Hendrie 

(July 20)  The B. C. Electric Repair had one bad inning in their Twilight League match at Robson Park but it was sufficient to derail them and allow the Fraser Valley Dairymen to walk away with an 11 to 8 victory. Seven base hits, six errors, and two hit batsmen netted the Creamos ten big runs in the hectic fifth. Stacey Hann, with a seven-hitter and six strikeouts, went the route for the win. Malacord, playing in the outer garden, punched out a double and single for the winners while G. Robertson of the Repairmen had a four-bagger.

Hann (W) and Stein
Dodds (L), Robertson (5) and Porter

(July 21)  The Mikados gave the Hudson’s Bay nine all they could handle before bowing to the Storemen 5 to 4 at the Powell Street grounds. The Nippons started strong and had a 4 to 2 lead after two innings of play but successive singles by catcher Jack Black, infielder Vater and winning pitcher C. Rawlinson, coupled with two wild heaves by the Mikados, netted the winners three runs in the third panel, just enough for the victory as the Retailers never threatened again. The Nippons managed just three hits off Rawlinson who breezed five in besting George Tanaka in a fierce mound duel. 

Rawlinson (W) and Black
G.Tanaka (L) and C. Tanaka

(July 22)  Streaking Burnaby collected 16 hits off a tandem of South Vancouver pitchers at Wilson Park and had little difficulty in capturing their Twilight League game from the Elks 12 to 7. Ten errors which the Brother Bills committed also contributed heavily to the final result. George Syrotuck and playing-manager Jimmy Condon had three hits apiece for the victors.

Ross (W), Gray (5) and Ewart
C. Brown (L), Mills and Boyes

(July 24)  The Hudson’s Bay aggregation of baseballers remained ahead of red-hot Burnaby in the Twilight League standings when they handed the B. C. Electric Repair nine an 8 to 5 trimming. Andrew Tolmie homered for the Storemen.

LeRoy (L), Mowatt (3) and xxx
V. Adams (W) and xxx 

(July 25)  In a well-played Twilight League match at Heather Park, the Heather Athletic Club balltossers downed the lowly Vancouver Engineering Works squad 6 to 4. Winning moundsman E. Hall punched out 12 and was nicked for seven hits in going the distance. Third baseman G. Hamm and catcher Stevenson both poked a brace of base raps for the Athletics while losing hurler M. McDonald doubled and singled.

Hall (W) and Stevenson
M. McDonald (L), Musiel (5) and Chapman

(July 26)  With just five of their regulars in the lineup, the Vancouver World pastimers proved to be easy prey for the high-flying Burnaby contingent, falling 7 to 3 to the Suburbanites. Dave Gray handcuffed the Newsies on four hits and rang up nine punchouts in posting the complete-game win. The victors banged out 14 base blows with catcher J. Ewart claiming four of them and and outfielder Charlie Sandell three.

Gray (W) and Ewart
Miller (L) and Andreen 

(July 27)  Fighting a strenuous uphill battle in a Twilight League affair at Robson Park, the cellar-dwelling Vancouver Engineering Works squad of baseballers finally emerged as 9 to 8 winners over the B. C. Electric Repair aggregation. It had every appearance of being a cakewalk for the Carmen when they amassed eight big runs in the second frame. Reliever M. McDonald was finally able to stem the tide and hold the Bee Cees scoreless for the remainder of the joust. Meanwhile, the Ironmen began chipping away at the huge deficit, climaxed by a four-run fifth frame which allowed them to knot the count at 8 – 8. In the final canto, they got full redemption when V. McDonald led off with a triple and scored the go-ahead deciding marker when winning pitcher M. McDonald poled out a drive that was momentarily juggled. Both teams racked up ten safeties in the exciting affair. Infielders F. Thomas and G. Loban led the winners at the dish, both stroking a double and single. J. Masi drilled two doubles for the Carmen while teammate S. Kendall smashed a two-bagger and single.  

Osterout (L) and Porter
Chapman, M. McDonald (W) (2) and Shaw, Chapman

(July 28)  George Tanaka, who doubles as manager and star pitcher, fired a six-hitter in hurling the Mikados to a 4 to 0 whitewashing of the Fraser Valley Dairy aggregation. The Nippons fielded in fine style, playing errorless ball and, with snappy infield play, were able to catch several of the Creamos dozing on the basepaths.

Stein (L) and Webster
G. Tanaka (W) and C. Tanaka

(July 29)  Although Heather Athletic Club slabman E. Hall fanned 13 and allowed but eight hits, it wasn’t enough as the Clubmen booted the ball at critical times and dropped a 6 to 3 verdict to Collingwood in Twilight League play. Leading the winners with the baton was third baseman Sparks/Sparkes with a brace of bingles. Keystone sacker G. Hamm and first baseman Upham , with a pair of safeties each, paced the seven-hit attack of the Athletics.

Hall (L) and Stevenson
McArthur (W) and Hendrie/Hendry

(July 31)  Unable to field a full team of eligible players, the B. C. Electric Repair squad forfeited their Twilight league game 9 to 0 to the Mikados.

(August 1)  By virtue of the Heather Athletic Club’s 8 to 4 win over the co-leading Hudson’s Bay aggregation in a Twilight League game at Heather Park, the idle Burnaby baseballers moved a half-game ahead of the Storemen into the penthouse position in the circuit. A total of 21 base hits were produced in this contest with winning flinger E. Hall being lit up for 11 of them. Best with the stick for the victorious Athletics was outfielder Hill who creamed the orb for a round-tripper and a triple. Losing chucker Vern Adams also had a triple but was out at the plate trying to stretch it into an inside-the-park homer.

V. Adams (L) and Black, Vater (1)
Hall (W) and Stevenson

(August 2)  Burnaby took a heavy-hitting and free-scoring Twilight League contest at Central Park from the Fraser Valley Dairy crew 12 to 8. The victory gave the Suburbanite a 1-1/2 game edge on their closest pursuers, the Hudson’s Bay team, atop the loop. G. Ross, on the mound for Burnaby, allowed 15 safeties but many of them were of the scratchy variety. Playing-manager H. Crowell started on the hill for the Creamos but gave himself the hook in the third panel in favor of Stein after he had been touched up for a seven-spot. Ross hit safely thrice in support of his hillock effort while infielder H. Fox of the Milkmen was the game’s top swatsmith with a quartet of base knocks.

Crowell (L), Stein (3) and Stein, Webster (3) 
Ross (W) and Ewart

(August 3)  In Twilight League play at Robson Park, the South Vancouver Elks had little difficulty in subduing the tail end Vancouver Engineering Works 9 to 3. Slabman Mills of the Antlered Crew gave up seven hits and received good support from his mates in the pinches while M. McDonald of the Engineers was roughed up for eleven safeties while his support was anything but good. Catcher Tat Boyes picked up two doubles and a single for the winners while second baseman Jack Brown clouted a two-run circuit-smash. 

Mills (W) and Boyes
M. McDonald (L) and Chapman

(August 4)  The Collingwood Twilight Leaguers hung it on the Hudson’s Bay ball nine at the Powell Street grounds, knocking off the Department Storemen 5 to 3. Two hits, a walk and an error in the eighth canto allowed the Collies to break a 3 – 3 tie by scoring the winner and an insurance marker. Herman McArthur captured the mound decision with a four-hitter while ringing up a dozen punchouts. The winners annexed nine safeties with three of them coming off the bat of third baseman Bob Lundie.

McArthur (W) and Anderson, R. Dwan
F. Adams, V. Adams (L) and Vater

Standings                           W      L       Pct.
Burnaby                            12      3      .800
Hudson’s Bay                       12      5      .706
Heather Athletic Club              10      6      .625
South Vancouver Elks                9      6      .600   
Vancouver World                     9      7      .563
Collingwood                         9      8      .529
Fraser Valley Dairy                 6      9      .400
Mikados                             5      10     .333
B. C. Electric Repair               5      11     .313
Vancouver Engineering Works         3      14     .176

(August 4)  In an exhibition game staged as part of the South Vancouver Carnival, the Vancouver World team nosed out the South Vancouver Elks 2 to 1 before a large crowd at Wilson Park.

Hunter (L) and Boyes
Miller (W) and Andreen

(August 7)  Two first-inning errors, which netted the Mikados their only run of the game, were all that kept Burnaby stat pitcher Dave Gray from heaving a no-hit, no-run game at the Powell Street grounds. As it was, Gray turned in a no-hitter, striking out 15 and walking none as the visiting Suburbanites prevailed 9 to 1. The game was relatively close up until the seventh panel when losing chucker George Tanaka imploded, allowing the Burnabyites to plate a five-spot. Outfielder Smith of the winners launched a mammoth home run with the bases empty in the sixth stanza.

Gray (W) and Ewart
G. Tanaka (L) and C. Tanaka 

(August 8)  By taking a very tight 3 to 2 game from the Fraser Valley Dairymen, the South Vancouver Elks were able to overcome their four fielding miscues and the Creamos’ 8 to 7 advantage in base hits acquired.

C. Brown (W) and Boyes
Hamm (L) and Webster

(August 8)  In a Heather Park joust, the invading Heather Athletic Club staged a last-inning rally which allowed them to nose out the B.C.E.R. diamondeers 11 to 9.

Hall (W) and Stevenson
Mowatt (L) and Porter

(August 11)  The South Vancouver Elks caught the Hudson’s Bay squad without their full team and crushed the diluted version 15 to 0. The Bays’ makeshift lineup was weak in all aspects but especially in the field where they piled up eight errors. In the batter’s box, they were only able to dent the armor of triumphant tosser Mills for three measly one-baggers. Leading the offensive charge for the Antlered Tribe was third sacker Basiren who smacked the apple for four safeties including a triple and double. Second baseman J. Brown delivered a pair of two-baggers.

Mills (W) and Boyes
V. Adams (L) and Stedham, Amos

(August 11)  Unable to field a full compliment of players for their scheduled game at Central Park, the B. C. Electric Repair team forfeited 9 to 0 to Burnaby.

(August 12)  With the score tied 3 – 3 in the last inning of their Twilight League fixture, the Collingwood baseballers threw the pill away twice, allowing a runner from the Fraser Valley Dairy nine to scamper home with the winning fourth run. Herm McArthur for the Collies and the Creamos’ Stacey Hann were both stingy in handing out hits, each allowing but four.

McArthur (L) and xxx
Hann (W) and xxx

(August 14)  The Vancouver World gang of pastimers closed out their Twilight League array of games by ringing up 14 base blows in an 11 to 0 blowout of the hapless Vancouver Engineering Works nine. L. Miller, on the rubber for the Newspapermen, surrendered but three hits in posting the shutout win. Outfielder P. Graham launched a four-bagger for the victors.

Musiel (L), M. McDonald and Chapman
Miller (W) and Andreen

(August 14)  The South Vancouver Elks closed out their season with an easy 9 to 0 pasting of the impotent Mikados. The Nippons were only able to muster a pair of hits off winning tosser C. Brown while the Brother Bills lit into loser George Tanaka for ten safe swats. They also ran wild on the bases, pilfering no less than nine sacks on the Tanaka brother battery.

C. Brown (W) and Boyes
G. Tanaka (L) and C. Tanaka

(August 15)  Collingwood forfeited the final Twilight League regular-season game to Burnaby, 9 to 0, thereby giving the Burnabyites clear title to the 1922 pennant.


Port Moody

* 1922 Dewdney League regular season pennant winner

(May 30)  Bill Minty pitched a 2 to 0 no-hit, no-run game for Haney against Hammond in a Dewdney League clash.

Minty (W) and Ogilvie
Wallingham (L) and Hellier

(June 8)  Moundsman Robbo Robinson of IOCO held the Haney team to one hit and one run in Dewdney League game in which the Refinery nine walloped the hosts 16 to 1. Harry Cross slammed out a circuit-swat for the winners in the third frame with the pillows sagging.

(June 14)  Provincial champion IOCO defeated Port Moody in a Dewdney League fixture by a 5 to 3 score. The game featured fine defensive play, with Hap Solloway of IOCO showing up especially well.

Robinson (W) and H. Cross
St. Pierre (L), McCargar and Baird

(June 16)  IOCO defeated Hammond on the latter’s home grounds by a score of 18 to 7. The Oilmen put the game on ice with a 13-run outburst in their first turn at bat. Harry Cross’ three-run homer was the most decisive blow in that eruption. It was his third four-bagger of the season.

Robinson (W), Cross and Cameron
Wallingham (L) and Somerville

(June 20)  IOCO blanked Coquitlam 2 to 0 as winning pitcher “Robbo” Robinson tossed a two-hitter. Hap Solloway’s defensive play sparked the Oilers. 

Robinson (W) and H. Cross
Owens (L) and Smith

(June 22)  IOCO trimmed hosting Haney 6 to 0 in a Dewdney League fixture, Winning chucker Gord Dowding allowed only three scattered hits in posting the shutout.

Dowding (W) and Cameron
Minty (L), Stevens and Thorne

(June 23)  Hammond defeated Coquitlam 7 to 3 in Dewdney League action.

Wallingham (W) and Smith
Hamilton (L), Duncan and G. Smith

(June 29)  In a hard-hitting Dewdney League fixture, Hammond emerged as 11 to 8 victors over Haney. Winning slabman Maynard Fooks had a home run as did Anderson and Brown.

Minty (L), Stephens and Phillips
Fooks (W), Wallingham and Somerville

(July 5)  IOCO got to losing hurler Owens in the fifth inning to score a 6 to 1 victory over visiting Coquitlam. Jack "Robbo" Robinson pitched airtight ball for the winners.

Owens (L) and Smith
Robinson (W) and H. Cross

(July 11)  The Port Moody baseballers smashed their way to a 13 to 5 victory over Coquitlam in a Dewdney League tussle.

Duncan (L), Payne and Smith
Thorburn (W) and McCargar

(August 2)  Port Moody defeated Haney 9 to 4 as winning pitcher Thorburn’s excellent mound work was the feature.

(August 2)  In a battle between the top two Dewdney League squads, IOCO emerged as 6 to 4 victors over Coquitlam.

Standings           W         L        Pct.
Coquitlam           16        6        .727
IOCO                15        6        .714
Port Moody          15        7        .682
Hammond              5       15        .250
Haney                1       18        .053

(August 8)  Hosting Haney proved to be helpless in attempting to connect off the curves of IOCO twirler Gord Dowding, falling to the Oilers 9 to 0. Dowding turned in a no-hit, no-run mound performance while Stevens, on the bump for Haney, was no puzzle for the visitors. The win for the Refiners vaulted them into a half-game lead over runner-up Coquitlam for top spot in the Dewdney League standings.

Dowding (W) and H. Cross
Stevens (L) and Thorne 

Standings           W         L        Pct.
IOCO               17         6       .739
Coquitlam          16         6       .727
Port Moody         15         7       .682
Hammond             5        15       .250
Haney               1        20       .048

IOCO defeated Coquitlam in two straight games in capturing the best-of-three league finals.

(August 21)  IOCO snared the 1922 Dewdney League tiara in straight games by knocking off Coquitlam 13 to 8.

Robinson (W) and H. Cross
Owens (L), Duncan and Smith

IOCO advanced directly to Lower Mainland senior amateur baseball semi-final playdowns against winner of New Westminster People’s Providers – Riverside United quarter-final series.


B. C. Box Manufacturers
People’s Providers


(August 3)  After ten clashes between the incredibly evenly-matched teams, the B.C. Box Manufacturers and the People’s Providers, both clubs have won five times, leaving them deadlocked for leadership in the two-team Westminster Baseball League. An eleventh battle in their struggle is scheduled for this date.


(August 18)  The hosting People’s Providers, champions of the Westminster circuit, doubled the Clayburn Riverside United contingent of the Upper Fraser Valley League 6 to 3 at Queen’s Park in the first game of the provincial quarter-finals.

(August 23)  By nosing out the Clayburn Riverside Uniteds 7 to 6, the People’s Providers squad from the Westminster Baseball loop advanced to the B.C. semi-finals. The Uniteds outhit the victors 12 to 7 but a five-run seventh inning for the winners was the game-changing moment. Onkels of the Royal City nine and Clayburn’s Hamilton both stroked a triad of base knocks.

Harrison (W) and Gardner
Minckler (L) and Hamilton


Britannia Beach

(June 9)  In the first regular fixture of the Howe Sound League, Britannia Beach won from Squamish 7 to 3.

Sawyer (L) and Stewart
King (W) and Inch

(June 15)  Britannia Beach edged past Squamish 4 to 3 in a Howe Sound League contest.

King (W) and Inch
Sawyer (L) and Stewart


Clayburn Riverside United
Chilliwack Athletic Club (Athletics)
Chilliwack 47th Battalion

(May 20)  The Riverside United squad from Clayburn decisioned the Chilliwack Athletic Club 10 to 4, outhitting them in the process 16 to 10.

Sager (L) and Wilson
Trowsdale (W) and Hamilton

(May 24)  The Chilliwack 47th Battalion got past hosting Agassiz Battalion 4 to 3 in an Upper Fraser valley League skirmish. Frank Minckler yielded just four hits in taking the hillock decision. Shortstop Sandy Patch, catcher Evans and outfielder Lehrman all had two hits for the winning nine.

Minckler (W) and Evans
Peterson (W) and Ogilvie

(May 31)  Agassiz staged a late comeback to knock off the Chilliwack Athletics 11 to 8. Shortstop Fooks and catcher Ogilvie collected three hits apiece for the winners. 

McRae, Morrow (W) (5) and Ogilvie
Sager (L) and Wilson

(June 7)  Scoring a singleton in the bottom-of-the-eighth inning, the Athletic Club diamondeers hung on to defeat the 47th Battalion 6 to 5 in a battle of Chilliwack teams. Top swatter in the contest was first baseman Evans of the Vets who stroked three base knocks.

Minckler, Riley and Atkinson
Sager (W) and Wilson

(June 14)  The 47th Battalion drubbed the Athletics 12 to 2 as Chilliwack rivals locked horns in an Upper Fraser Valley scuffle. Winning flinger Frank Minckler spun a five-hitter, fanned 13 and socked a home run. Teammate Riley pounded a triple and two singles.

Sager (L) and Wilson
Minckler (W) and Atkinson

(July 8)  The Clayburn Riverside United pastimers overwhelmed the Chilliwack 47th Battalion nine 8 to 2 in Upper Fraser Valley action.

(July 22)  The Riverside United balltossers from Clayburn, representing the Upper Fraser Valley Baseball League, clobbered Murrayville, Delta League champions, 12 to 0 in a game played at Sumas.

(July 29)  Overcoming a 4 to 0 first-inning deficit, the Chilliwack Athletics went on to demolish the Riverside United squad 10 to 4 in a game hosted by the Clayburn aggregation. Charles Newby of the Clubbers and “Gabby” Bowyer of the United both stung the sphere for a double and single.

Sager (W) and Wilson
Olson (L), Minckler (6) and Hamilton, Minckler, Olson (6)

1922 B.C.A.B.A. Senior provincial playdowns

Lower Mainland quarter-finals  (best-of-three) 
Burnaby (Twilight League champions) vs Britannia Beach (Howe Sound League champions)

Playoff roster of Britannia Beach
Chynoweth OF, Durfee OF, Inch Ferdie P/OF, James, King Bert P/OF, Mahon Bill 2B, Muskett SS, Raftery 3B, Reyburn OF, Sawyer 1B, Stewart “Fat” C

(August 22)  The Burnaby ball club, champions of the Twilight League, waltzed away with a 3 to 2 over Britannia Beach, winners of the Howe Sound title, in the first game of their elimination series at Athletic Park. A tight pitching battle between Bert King, Britannia slabman, and Burnaby’s Don Gray featured the match. Gray was touched for six hits and whiffed nine while King yielded just four safeties and fanned an even dozen. Britannia went ahead in the top of the seventh on a two-run single by King. In the last half of the frame, Burnaby knotted the count 2 – 2 on a dropped fly ball and then plated the eventual winner on another error, this one of the infield variety.

King (L) and Stewart
Gray (W) and Ewart

(August 24)  Coming from behind by utilizing sustained bunting tactics in the sixth and seventh innings, the Burnaby Twilight Leaguers defeated Britannia Beach of the Howe Sound circuit 6 to 4 to advance to the next round of the Senior “A” baseball playoffs. After falling behind 4 to 0 early in the contest, Burnaby edged back into contention by successfully laying down well-placed bunts and eventually forged ahead by employing the same strategy. First baseman Condon of the victors and catcher Stewart of the Beachites stroked three singles apiece in leading the hit parade.

Ross, Gray (W) (1) and Ewart
Inch, King (L) (7) and Stewart

Lower Mainland quarter-finals  (best-of-three) 
Hanbury’s (Terminal League champions) vs Missions (Vancouver Senior Amateur League champions) 

(August 23)  The Hanbury Terminal Leaguers chalked up a 7 to 6 victory over the Missions, City Senior titlists, handing “Lefty” Delcourt his first pitching defeat of the post-season. Both Delcourt and winning tosser Hal Puder went the route. A muffed fly ball in the seventh inning allowed the Lumbermen to plate the winner. A trio of swatters from each club, Norm Goodall, Charlie Stevenson and catcher "Red" Daniels of the winners as well as Harry Richardson, Frank Shaw and outfielder McConachie of the Confectioners, all contributed a brace of base blows.

Puder (W) and Daniels
Delcourt (L) and Richardson

(August 26)  Hanbury’s of the Terminal League advanced to the provincial senior baseball championships by taking out the Missions of the Senior City loop 3 to 1. Complete game winner Carl Crowder pitched a whale of a game for the Millmen, handcuffing the Confectioners on one hit while ringing up eleven strikeouts. Outfielders May and Robbie Mills each collected a brace of base raps for the victorious Lumbermen.

Delcourt (L) and Richardson
Crowder (W) and Daniels

Lower Mainland quarter-finals  (best-of-three) 
New Westminster People’s Providers (Westminster League champions) vs Riverside United (Upper Fraser Valley League champions)

(August 18)  Although being outhit by an 11 to 7 margin, the People’s Providers, champions of the Westminster Baseball League, got past the Riverside team of the Upper Fraser Valley circuit by a 6 to 3 score.

Olson (L), Gustafson and Hamilton
Harrison (W) and Gardner

(August 23)  The People’s Providers baseball team of New Westminster advanced to the B.C. Senior “B” baseball finals by edging Riverside United 7 to 6 to annex the series in two straight games.

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xxx (L) and xxx

Lower Mainland semi-finals  (best-of-three) 
Burnaby (Twilight League champions) vs Hanbury’s (Terminal League champions) 

(August 28)  A stellar pitching battle at Athletic Park highlighted the opening game of the Lower Mainland semi-finals finals. Coleman Hall of Hanbury’s and Burnaby’s Dave Gray locked horns with Hall and the Lumbermen emerging with a narrow 4 to 3 conquest. Burnaby got to Hall for three counters in the opening stanza and had the Lumbermen blanked until the eighth panel. In that fateful frame, the victors plated a four-spot on RBI singles by catcher Johnny "Red" Daniels, Art Morse and Ab Mortimer followed by a fielder’s choice which brought home the winner. Burnaby third baseman Bert Pitt led all swatters with a three-hit performance while teammate Gray and outfielder Robbie Mills of the Millmen each collected a pair of safeties.

Hall (W) and Daniels
Gray (L) and Ewart

(August 29)  Burnaby’s youthful Twilight League balltossers were eliminated from further provincial action after they were blanked 6 to 0 by Hanbury’s of the Terminal League 6 to 0 at Athletic Park. The Millmen grabbed the series in two straight games. Bobbles played an integral part in determining the result of the fracas with Burnaby contributing no fewer than seven. Norm Goodall posted the shutout mound victory on a six-hitter. He also shared batting honors with teammate May, each spanking the sphere for a brace of bingles.

Gray (L) and Ewart 
N. Goodall (W) and Daniels

Lower Mainland semi-finals  (best-of-three) 
IOCO (Dewdney League winners) vs New Westminster People’s Providers (Westminster League champions)

(August 28)  Stellar pitching on the part of “Robbo” Robinson, IOCO hurler, paced the Refiners to a 5 to 0 blanking of the People’s Providers at New Westminster’s Queen’s Park. Robinson fanned eight while fashioning a steady seven-hitter. Initial sacker Abe Cross starred at bat for the Oilmen, delivering three solid base knocks including a double and a two-run round-tripper.

Robinson (W) and H. Cross
Harrison (L) and Gardner

(August 30)  IOCO advanced to the Lower Mainland senior baseball finals by decisively trimming the People’s Providers of New Westminster 10 to 4 in the Refinery Town. After taking a brief 1 to 0 lead in the top of the first inning, the Royal City troupe fell behind the Refiners and, although sporting a slight 10 to 9 advantage in base hits, played poorly on defense, inhibiting their chances for a comeback. Hot corner custodian Guichon of People’s picked up three singles in a losing cause.

Fortin (L) and Gardner
St. Clair (W) and H. Cross

Lower Mainland finals  (best-of-three) 
IOCO (Dewdney League champions) vs Hanbury’s (Terminal League champions)

(September 2)  Before one of the largest crowds that have ever attended an amateur game in Vancouver, Hanbury’s shaded IOCO 3 to 2 in the first game of the Lower Mainland senior baseball finals. The Refinery Towners had a distinct 10 to 5 advantage in base hits acquired but were unable to translate the bingles into runs against winning tosser Carl Crowder. Second sacker McDonald, Dean Freshfield, Abe Cross and Harley Salloway each poked out a brace of swats for the vanquished nine. 

Robinson (L) and N. Cross 
Crowder (W) and Daniels 

(September 4)  IOCO, defending provincial senior baseball champions, evened the Lower Mainland finals at a game apiece by downing Hanbury’s of Vancouver 3 to 1 in the second tilt of the series.

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xxx (W) and xxx

(September 7)  By defeating Hanbury’s, Terminal League champions, 3 to 1, the IOCO baseball team captured the Lower Mainland crown and earned the right to defend their provincial tiara against the Victoria Elks. “Robbo” Robinson was in great form on the hillock for the victors, ringing up an even dozen strikeouts while allowing only four bingles. Losing flinger Simmons was even stingier, allowing but three safe smacks, but his support fell down at critical junctures. Ab Mortimer’s second-inning RBI single gave Hanbury’s a 1 to 0 lead. The Refinery Towners picked up their counters in a cluster during the fifth canto on a pair of costly errors and a fielder’s choice.

Simmons/Simons (L) and Daniels
Robinson (W) and H. Cross

Vancouver Island finals  (best-of-three) 
Victoria Elks vs Ladysmith

(September 3)  Victoria Elks won the senior baseball championship of Vancouver Island by decisively defeating Ladysmith in the third game of their series 13 to 3.

Stickney (L) and Richardson
McIlvride (W) and Townsley

B.C. Senior Amateur finals  (best-of-three) 
Victoria Elks (Vancouver Island champions) vs IOCO (Lower Mainland champions)

(September 10)  The homestanding Victoria Elks defeated reigning B.C. champion IOCO 9 to 2 in the opening game of the 1922 provincial senior baseball finals. The Antlered Tribe lit up losing twirler Milt St. Clair for 13 base raps, all singles, while the Refiners gathered ten safeties off the slants of victorious moundsman McIlvride. Gord Dowding slammed a home run for the Mainlanders in the opening canto.

St. Clair (L) and H. Cross
McIlvride (W) and Townsley

(September 16)  The Victoria Elks annexed the 1922 B.C. senior amateur baseball championship by smothering the defending champion IOCO baseballers 13 to 2 at Athletic Park. The Refiners managed only two hits off winning flinger McIlvride. Stroking two bingles apiece for the Islanders were McIlvride, shortstop Harry Copas and first sacker Haley Jackson with one of McIlvride’s swats being a grand-slam round-tripper.

McIlvride (W) and Townsley
Robinson (L) and H. Cross

(October 19)   A major league all-star team, en route to Japan, stopped off in Vancouver for an warm-up contest with a local pick-up squad, mainly amateurs.  It was no contest. The visitors pounded out 22 hits off five local hurlers in a 19-3 victory. Riggs Stephenson, the third sacker, led the way with four hits and five runs.

Pennock, Buch, Hoyt and Hofman and Sewell
Pigg, Larsen, Robinson, Simmons and Whyte and Richardson

1922 Japan tour

Back row (left to right) - Fred Hoffman, Luke Sewell, Joe Bush, Bibb Falk, George "Highpockets" Kelly, Amos Strunk, Waite Hoyt, Ernie Stanton, John "Doc" Lavan, Riggs Stephenson, Emil "Irish" Meusel, Casey Stengel

Front row - Bert Griffith, H.H. Hunter MGR, Herb Pennock

How Stanton got into the picture is not know. Stanton a pitcher-outfielder was recruited by Vancouver for the game. He was described as a former vaudeville performer who had performed with Waite Hoyt a few years back. He had played in the Lake Shore League in 1922.