1922 Game Reports / Alberta     

While senior level baseball was going over in a big way in many small Alberta towns during the 1922 season, the cities of Calgary and Lethbridge, although both with a intra-city league, experienced difficulties within these circuits as player interest waned and performance on the diamond suffered accordingly. Edmonton’s senior amateur city league was far better organized on an operational level and produced the eventual provincial champion. Medicine Hat’s senior aggregation, the Byngs, was suspended from entering provincial playdowns as per their usage of two players deemed ineligible by the AABA.


(May 24)  The Medicine Hat Byngs opened their season on a successful note by sweeping a brace of Victoria Day exhibition games from the visiting Calgary Hillhurst Hustlers, the scores being 12 to 10 and 7 to 1. 

With one out in the fourth frame of the opener, the Cowtowners had built up a healthy 7 to 1 lead and things looked dismal for the Byngs. Lloyd Bracken was summoned to the knoll for the Hatters to quell the fire. While the hosts began a comeback with a seven-spot  in the fifth frame, Bracken was quietly holding the visitors in check over the final 5-2/3 chapters. He did allow three more runs but, to his credit, picked three Calgary runners off first base while his mates were adding to the lead. Catcher Rogers led the 15-hit Medicine Hat offense with three singles.

Loucks (L) and Howard
Connors, Bracken (W) (4) and Rogers

Bill Mulholland stymied the Calgarians on five hits, two of them by Joe Carnegie, while whiffing ten in the second encounter. The Byngs collected nine hits as Bracken, playing second base in this tilt, delivered a home run and single.

McKenzie (L), Loucks (8) and Howard
Mulholland (W) and Rogers

(July 18)  Unaffiliated with any league, the independent Medicine Hat Byngs amateur baseball club was suspended from participating in the Alberta Amateur Baseball Association playoffs for their persistence in using players W. Mulholland and B. Knudson who, contrary to the rules and by-laws of the A.A.B.A., do not hold amateur cards nor are registered with any branch of the Amateur Athletic Association of Canada.


Metropolitans (dropped out of league in early June)
Red Sox

(May 27)  The opening games of the Edmonton Senior Amateur Baseball League were  staged in the form of a three-team doubleheader at the Hudson’s Bay Athletic grounds where the Red Sox won from the Metropolitans by a score of 17 to 6 but then lost to Morinville 12 to 8 in the follow-up tilt. Heavy hitting and loose fielding featured both games.

The Crimson Hose scored six runs in each of the first two frames against the Mets in the opening clash to pretty well salt the victory away. “Cap” Spiessman had a home run for the victors.
Faulkner (L) and Vance, Campbell
Geddes, Godfrey (W) (1) and Roots, Ferguson

Overcoming an early five-run deficit, Morinville came to life in the middle innings to pull off the second-game win. Larry Diamond, nicked for a dozen hits, persevered for the complete-game knoll triumph. Stack of the winning nine and “Oats” Godrey of the Scarlet Stockings both registered home runs.

Geddes (L), Godfrey(6) and Ferguson, Roots
Diamond (W) and Evans

(May 30)  With Norman Dodge toeing the rubber, Fairview began their quest for the 1922 pennant by sending Calder down to a 5 to 2 defeat at the Fairview grounds. Darkness brought the game to a halt after 7-1/2 innings of play.

Prue (L), Hughes and Keating
Dodge (W) and Steckle

(May 31)  Morinville and the Metropolitans battled to a 7 – 7 tie in their senior amateur fixture at the Hudson’s Bay Athletic grounds. The Metros were leading 7 – 2 before the fatal eighth episode when a succession of wild heaves within the infield allowed the visitors to pull even.

Crozier and xxx
Dodds and Vance

(June 3)  The Red Sox journeyed to Calder and came away with a 14 to 5 conquest of their hosts. Darkness brought the game to a halt at the end of the sixth inning. Winning heaver “Buzz” Geddes retired 13 Calder sluggers via the strikeout route.

Geddes (W) and Campbell
Fitkin (L) and Keating

(June 3)  Morinville earned their second win by defeating the Fairview aggregation 12 to 3 at the Morinville grounds. Larry Diamond was on the mound for the victors and pitched high-class ball.

Dodge (L), Ferris and Ford
Diamond (W) and xxx

(June 13)  The Metropolitans formally withdrew from the Edmonton Senior Amateur Baseball League.

(June 15)  Allowing but two hits and retiring 14 opposition batters via the strikeout route, “Oats” Godfrey was almost invincible on the hillock for the Red Sox who doubled visiting Calder 4 to 2. Chuck Henderson and “Cap” Spiessman both stroked a pair of hits for the Red Sox.

Lee (L) and Ray
Godfrey (W) and Ferguson, Campbell

(June 15)  Fairview went on a batting rampage and pounded out a 17 to 12 win over invading Morinville. Infielder Russell Dolighan cracked four hits for the winners.

Leskard (L), Stack and Watson
Dodge (W) and Steckle

(June 17)  Homestanding Calder edged the speedy Fairview aggregation 5 to 4.

Dodge (L) and xxx
McAllister, Liske and xxx

(June 20)  Calder and Fairview staged a fast senior game at the Fairview grounds with the visitors winning by a 7 to 4 score after a hard battle. The winners collected eight hits off Fairview’s Wilkie Whitelaw while the duo of Dodds and Liske held the hosts to seven safeties.

Dodds (W), Liske and Besse
Whitelaw (L) and Steckle

(June 21)  The Red Sox moved into a tie for first place in the Edmonton senior amateur baseball circuit when they dragged Morinville into camp by a score of 8 to 3. Rival moundsmen, Matt Nehring of the Sox and Morinville’s Larry Diamond, were both liberal with the hits as winner Nehring was nicked for ten safeties while Diamond yielded 11. Outfielder Syd Hamilton and Jimmy Enright of the Sox both went deep against Diamond for four-ply clouts.  Enright also slammed a double while Hamilton contributed a single. Stack of the vanquished nine also belted a homer to go along with a single while teammate Derosier picked up a triad of one-baggers.

Diamond (L), Stack (8) and Watson
Nehring (W) and Roots

STANDINGS            W       L      Pct.
Morinville           3       2     .600
Red Sox              3       2     .600
Fairview             3       3     .500
Calder               2       4     .333

(June 22)  A 10 to 3 conquest of Fairview vaulted the Edmonton Red Sox into top spot in the four-team loop. Minus a pair of their regular players, the Fairview nine did not play up to expectations, especially on a defensive level. The Sox outswatted their foes by a significant 12 to 6 margin as “Oats” Godfrey copped the mound verdict over Norm Dodge. Jimmy Enright tripled and singled for the Crimson Hose while teammates “Cap” Spiessman and Alva Sibbett both delivered a double and single. Flychaser Cliff McLeod had a brace of one-base raps for the losers.

Godfrey (W) and Campbell
Dodge (L) and Ford

(June 24)  The Red Sox increased their lead on the top rung of the Senior Amateur League ladder when they nosed out Fairview 5 to 4 at the Hudson’s Bay Athletic grounds. With the score knotted at 3 – 3, the Scarlet Stockings plated a deuce in the eighth episode to forge ahead for good. “Buzz” Geddes tossed a seven-hitter to emerge with the mound win over Wilkie Whitelaw who gave up nine base raps. Chuck Henderson, with a home run and double, along with “Cap” Spiessman, who smashed a triple and single, delivered impactful blows for the winners. First sacker Phil Horne, with a double and single, was best with the baton for the losers.

Whitelaw (L) and Steckle
Geddes (W) and Roots

(June 25)  Morinville toppled Calder 12 to 9 in a hard-hitting Senior Amateur League affair. Although combed for a dozen base knocks, Larry Diamond survived on the knoll to capture the win.

Lee (L), Liske and Forman, French
Diamond (W) and Watson

(June 27)  Despite the fact that they outhit their opponents 7 – 4, the invading Morinville aggregation lost to Calder by a 4 to 3 count. Four errors on the part of his teammates led to Ken Crozier’s mound defeat. Crozier walked just one and struck out 15 opposition batters. Winning heaver “Specs” Dodds fanned ten and was given better defensive support than his rival hurler.

Crozier (L) and Watson
Dodds (W) and Turner

(June 30)  Invading Fairview took a 4 to 1 tussle from Morinville as Norm Dodge effectively scattered eight hits in a route-going mound performance.

Dodge (W) and Henning
Crozier (L) and Watson

(June 30)  Coming on heavy in the middle innings, the travelling Red Sox thumped the Calder aggregation 8 to 3 to stretch their lead atop the Senior Amateur League circuit to two full games. Winning hurler “Oats” Godfrey whiffed a dozen, walked five and gave up nine hits including a double and two singles to third baseman McConachie. The Sox collected 13 base knocks as every batter, with the exception of catcher Clarence Campbell, had at least one hit.

Godfrey (W) and Campbell
Dodds (L), L. Thompson (9) and Turner

STANDINGS            W       L      Pct.
Red Sox              6       2     .750
Morinville           4       4     .500
Fairview             4       5     .444
Calder               3       6     .333

(July 4)  In a spectacular hurling duel between Calder’s Phil Gladu and Gretner of Fairview, hosting Calder chalked up the winning counter in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning to blank Fairview 1 to 0. Gladu allowed just two hits and rang up 17 strikeouts while Gretner gave up six hits and fanned a dozen. Outfielder Henry Pirot got to Gretner for a leadoff triple in the last half of the ninth and scored the game’s lone tally when the next batter hit a slow roller down the first-base line that allowed him to narrowly beat the throw to the plate.

Gretner (L) and Henning
Gladu (W) and Turner

(July 6)  Visiting Morinville nosed out Fairview  to 4 in a hard-fought Senior Amateur League tilt. The winning run was tallied in the top-half of the ninth panel when, with one down, Morinville shortpatcher Derosier collected his third hit of the game, stole second, moved to third on an infield out and sprinted across the pan when Gosche clouted a two-bagger. The Flying Frenchmen accumulated nine hits off the slants of Norman Dodge while winning twirler Ken Crozier yielded six safeties. 

Crozier (W) and Watson
Dodge (L) and Carrigan

(July 8)  Morinville, playing on their home pasture, overwhelmed Calder by a 12 to 1 count.

xxx (L), xxx and xxx
xxx (W) and xxx

(July 10)  Taking advantage of a sudden spell of wildness on the part of Matt Nehring in the final two innings, Fairview overcame a four-run deficit and drew level with the Red Sox. The Hudson’s Bat Athletic grounds contest was then called at the end of the ninth with the teams deadlocked at 4 – 4. Deuces in both the third and fourth frames staked the Scarlet Stockings to a comfortable 4 – 0 cushion. Up until the eighth episode, Nehring had the Fairview nine under his thumb, surrendering but two singles. An error and a base-on-balls in that session, followed by a two-base hit of the bat of second sacker Dan Carrigan, produced a couple of counters and reduced to Sox’ lead to two. Two more free passes in the ninth, sandwiched around a brace of strikeouts, set the stage for catcher Steckle who delivered another timely double that drove in the pair of markers that knotted the count.  Nehring finished with ten whiffs and three walks, with all of the free passes resulting in runs. Norm Dodge, who toiled on the knoll for Fairview, gave up ten hits, walked just one and fanned a dozen. Keystone sacker “Cap” Spiessman of the Crimson Hose led all swatsmiths with three blows, including a double.    

Dodge and Steckle
Nehring and Ferguson

(July 12)  The race for the pennant in the Senior Amateur Baseball League tightened when Morinville clipped the league-leading Red Sox 6 to 4 at the Hudson’s Bay Athletic grounds. Coming down the home stretch of the schedule, the Flying Frenchmen moved to within .031 percentage points of the Edmontonians. They outplayed the Red Sox in all aspects of the game. Ken Crozier and Larry Diamond shared the hurling burden for the visitors while “Buzz” Geddes went the route for the Sox. Morinville gained the verdict in the ninth when, with the teams deadlocked at 4 – 4, middle pasture patroller Stack clouted a triple with two runners aboard. Perry Hamilton of the vanquished nine was the top hitter in the clash, slamming a four-bagger and a single.
Crozier, Diamond (W) (7) and Watson, Besse
Geddes (L) and Roots

(July 14)  The Red Sox fortified their slim lead atop the Senior Amateur Baseball League by rolling over the Calder aggregation 15 to 7. Although the Crimson Hose had a 13 to 8 advantage in base knocks in the heavy-hitting affair, it was their superiority in running the bases that gave them a decided edge. In total, they pilfered 15 bases. Chuck Henderson of the Scarlet Stockings had the distinction of picking up two base raps in one inning, the sixth, when the Sox ran across seven tallies. His first time up, he smashed a homer, then clouted a long double on the second occasion. Fitkin of the Northwest nine drilled a two-run circuit-clout. 

Gladu (L), Liske and Turner
Godfrey, Geddes (W) (4) and Campbell

(July 15)  The bunting that carries the right to be known as champions of the Senior Amateur Baseball League for the 1922 season passed into the hands of Reg Godson’s Red Sox when they defeated the hosting Morinville contingent 8 to 7. The Edmontonians grabbed a 5 – 0 lead after two frames and never trailed. In dropping the pennant-deciding contest, the Flying Frenchmen staged a great seventh-inning rally that netted them five tallies. Then, in the ninth, in arrears by a deuce, they were able to plate a singleton but just fell just short of bringing home the equalizer. Nicked for six runs and seven hits in 6-2/3 innings of mound toil, Sox’ starter Matt Nehring grabbed the heaving victory over Larry Diamond who surrendered 13 base blows in going the distance. Syd Hamilton singled three times for the winners while brother Percy Hamilton delivered a triple and double. “Cap” Spiessman and Jimmy Enright both contributed a double and one-base hit.  Morinville shortstop Derosier led his club with the hickory, clouting a two-bagger and single.
Nehring (W), Godfrey (7), Geddes (9) and Ferguson, Roots
Diamond (L) and Besse

(July 19)  The Senior Amateur Baseball League came to a close at the Hudson’s Bay Athletic grounds where the pennant-winning Red Sox took the final game of the season from the Fairview nine by a score of 9 to 8. The Red Sox won the game in the seventh spasm on a two-run double by Alva Sibbett.

Dodge (L) and xxx
Godfrey (W) and xxx

STANDINGS            W       L      Pct.
Red Sox              9       3     .750
Morinville           7       5     .583
Fairview             4       8     .333
Calder               4       8     .333


Drug Clerks

(June 27)  The Journal nine moved into a tie for second place in the Mercantile League by overwhelming the last-place Radials 22 to 7 at the Exhibition grounds. Every player in the lineup for the Newspapermen had at least one hit.

Pickles (W) and Haggerman
Dean (L) and Read

STANDINGS          W       L      Pct.
C.P.R.             3       0    1.000
Journal            2       2     .500
Drug Clerks        1       1     .500
Radials            0       3     .000

(July 5)  The C.P.R. team banged out 13 hits in rolling to an 11 to 5 conquest of the Drug Clerks. The win for the Railroaders was their fourth against no defeats.


(a 1922 league champion was never formally declared as disputes and stalling tactics characterized the end-of-season games)


(July 17)  Scheduled as a clash to determine a pennant winner in the 1922 Lethbridge City Baseball League, the resulting seven-inning exhibition of baseball between the Cubs and Bronks ended in a 5 – 5 tie, failing to succeed in its purpose. At the same time, the bitterness and disgraceful lack of sportsmanship exhibited by the participants toward their rivals and the umpire left a sour taste. Pitcher Ralph Greenway of the Bronks shoved the arbiter during a fifth-frame run-in following a judgement call on a stolen base attempt. Cubs’ twirler Norm Geoghegan had the better of Greenway in the pitching department overall although the Bronks touched the big Bruins’ heaver for one more hit. Geoghegan was more successful in spacing the seven bingles he yielded but his defensive support was full of holes in spots.

Geoghegan and Bond
R. Greenway and Sang

(August 2)  The Bronks and the Cubs are still in limbo following their set-to at Eckstorm Park in which umpire Dan Lucy called the game in the bottom-of-the-seventh inning, claiming that the Bronks were stalling after the Cubs had come from behind and taken an 11 to 7 lead in the top half of the frame. At the end of the sixth, the score was 7 – 6 in favor of the Bronks but that lead had been erased when the Baby Bears got to Bronks’pitcher “Peanuts” Tambor for five big counters with two down in the seventh. It is claimed the Bronks deliberately began to stall, dropping the ball and refusing to try to put a third batter out. There was plenty of light to continue playing so umpire Lucy called the game and will report the circumstances to the league executive.

Amid all the foregoing controversy, no evidence was found in editions of the Lethbridge Herald that the pennant picture for 1922 was ever settled.




(July 5)  Fourex clipped the Hustlers 9 to 6 in a hard-hitting affair at Mewata Park to wrap up the first-half pennant in the Calgary Senior Amateur Baseball League. The Bakerymen led all the way after posting a three-spot in the opening panel. E. Castagner went all the way to take the mound verdict over Hustlers’ starter Armitage. Castagner led the way with the hickory for the Breadmen, stroking two doubles and a single. Flychaser Thompson added triple and one-base hit.

Castagner (W) and McNabb
Armitage (L), Loucks (5) and Howard

Fourex             12      3
Hustlers            8      8
Cubs                3     12


(August 3)  Following the completion of a few games to begin the second-half of the schedule, the City League executive announced that the Cubs and Hustlers would amalgamate and operate under the name of the Hustlers and that the new team would compete in a series of nine games against the Fourex contingent for the championship of the second half. The nine-game schedule was extended to a tenth game before the Fourex diamondeers prevailed four games to three with three games tied. The bitterly-contested series was earmarked by bad blood, the occasional bout of fisticuffs and a general disrespect of the umpires.

(August 9)  Hustlers 11     Fourex 7

(August 11)  Fourex 5     Hustlers 4

(August 16)  Fourex 7     Hustlers 5

(August 18)  Hustlers 7     Fourex 7  (tie game)

(August 21)  Fourex 3     Hustlers 3  (tie game)

(August 25)  Fourex 13     Hustlers 0

(August 28)  Hustlers 4     Fourex 1

(September 1)  Hustlers 2     Fourex 2  (tie game)

(September 6)  Hustlers 8     Fourex 6

(September 8)  Senior amateur baseball closed for the season at Mewata Park where the Fourex diamond troopers grabbed their fourth win in what started out as a seven-game series by decisioning the Hustlers 7 to 2 in a darkness-shortened, five inning affair. The win gave the Bakers the second-half crown and eliminated any need for an overall playoff series. The teams were locked in a 2 – 2 deadlock until the fourth frame when the Breadmen distanced their rivals by plating a deuce. A trey in the fifth round sealed the deal. The steady six-hit hurling of Castigner, along with a two-run homer off the bat of Jean Bride, helped carve out the victory. 

Castagner (W) and Savage
McKenzie (L) and Howard



(July 21)  After allowing Vulcan to pick up a pair of unearned runs in the sixth inning to tie the score, Champion rebounded with an eighth-episode counter to shade the visitors 3 to 2.

Armitage (L) and Recor
Siler (W) and Little

(July 23)  Stavely had little difficulty in disposing of a fumble-fingered Barons aggregation, coming out on top 7 to 3. Both losing flinger Pendergast and winning tosser Lester Haynes did well on the knoll, each yielding just three hits while chalking up a dozen strikeouts. Nine errors by the visitors made things easy for the victors.

Pendergast (L) and xxx
Haynes (W) and Allan

STANDINGS            W      L     Pct.
Barons               6      2    .750
Stavely              5      2    .714
Champion             4      3    .571
Vulcan               0      8    .000    

(July 26)  “Slim” Haynes added another no-hitter to his list of mighty accomplishments as he pitched the Stavely balltossers to a 3 to 0 shutout win over Vulcan.

Haynes (W) and Allan
Carruthers (L) and Recor         


Cardston *
Spring Coulee

*1922 SABL champion

(July 1)  Invading Cardston overcame an early five-run deficit and went on to dump Spring Coulee 9 to 5 in a Dominion Day tilt. The hosts held a distinct 14 to 7 advantage in base hits  but were unable to bunch their bingles effectively from the third inning on.

R. McKenzie (W) and J. McKenzie
Roberts, Gilchrist (L) (4) and Rice

(July 25)  Cardston edged Magrath 6 to 5 to earn the Southern Alberta Baseball League championship pennant.

Beazer (W) and J. McKenzie
Viers (L) and D. Minion


Bentley Shamrocks
Lacombe *

*1922 CABL champion

(June 10)  The Bentley Shamrocks got the best of Lacombe 6 to 4 in a hard-fought Central Alberta League tussle to move to within a full game of the co-leading visitors.

Bishop (L) and Humphrey
Langford (W) and Morrison

C.A.B.L. STANDINGS       W     L
Lacombe                  3     2
Rimbey                   3     2
Bentley                  2     3
Joffre                   2     3

(August 8)  Coming from five runs behind, Lacombe knocked off second-place Bentley 9 to 6 to capture the 1922 Central Alberta Baseball League pennant. Jack Bishop was the complete-game winning pitcher. 

Williams (L) and xxx
Bishop (W) and xxx 


Bow Island
Grassy Lake
Taber Terrors *

*1922 Rainbelt League champion

(May 24)  The Taber Terrors won the Rainbelt League opener in convincing fashion, whitewashing the visiting Bow Island nine 12 to 0. The Islanders had little success against winning heaver Joe Tufteland who was provided with a barrage of offensive support by his mates. Outfielder “Casey” Anderson homered for the winners.

xxx (L) and xxx
Tufteland (W) and xxx

(June 7)  Homestanding Taber defeated Grassy Lake 3 to 1 in Rainbelt League action. The Terrors took the lead with a trey in the fifth frame while the Lakers pushed across their lone tally, an unearned counter, in the sixth spasm.

McKnight (L) and A. Snowden
Tufteland (W) and Harris

(June 14)  With Bert Knudson toeing the rubber, the Grassy Lake Hoppers carried off the bacon 6 to 4 in their clash with the Taber Terrors. Knudson, who has been toiling for most of the campaign with the independent Medicine Hat Byngs, tamed the Rainbelt League front-runners on five hits while striking out 11. Tom Snowden of the Lakers and Taber’s Everett Hodges led their respective squads offensively, each collecting two safeties.

Knudson (W) and A. Snowden
Wainman (L), Lewis and Harris

(June 20)  The Taber Terrors clinched the Rainbelt Baseball League pennant by swamping Bow Island 19 to 7. The Terrors roughed up three chuckers used by the Islanders in annexing the win.

Tufteland (W) and Harris
Davidson (L), xxx, xxx and McLean



(July 3)  In spite of holding a 9 to 7 margin in base hits, the travelling Olds nine went down to defeat 9 to 6 in the skirmish with homestanding Bowden.

Gross (L), Hansen (5) and Wilkinson, Hinton
Morgan, Delong (W) (3) and Thompson

PLAYOFFS  Carstairs vs Olds  (best-of-three series)

(August 4)  Carstairs, the Southern Division champions defeated Olds, the Northern champs, 9 to 5 to claim the Rosebud League title in two straight games.

Guyn (W), L. Leismer and Boyce
Hanson (L), Gross and Hinton


Neutral Valley


Gaetz Valley
Great Bend


Clairmont : 
Grande Prairie
Sexsmith : 


Botha Bisons

(June 15)  With a late surge, the pace-setting Botha Bisons nosed out hosting Stettler 6 to 5 in a hard-fought Buffalo League match. Two runs in the top-of-the-ninth inning provided the visitors with the ammunition for the win. Sixth-inning reliever R. Snyder was a mystery to the homesters, blanking them after taking over mound chores from starter Zetley.

Zetley, R. Snyder (6) and Snyder
Hurst (L) and Ellis

STANDINGS       W      L     Pct.
Botha           6      0    1.000
Stettler        3      2     .600
Castor          1      4     .200
Gadsby          0      4     .000

(June 23)  Hometown Castor upset the first-place Botha Bisons 10 to 7 on a diamond that was very sticky following heavy rains.

Parsons (L), Weshergaarde and Matlock
R. Snyder (W), Rasmussen and Snyder


Seven baseball clubs registered with the Alberta Amateur Baseball Association to contest the 1922 senior championship. From the northern area, Brule and the Edmonton Red Sox vied for honors. Representing the central part of the province were Big Valley and the Calgary Fourex team while Blairmore, Taber and Cardston carried the torch for the southern district. Cardston, champions of the 1922 Southern Alberta League, drew the first-round bye

First Round (Quarter-finals, Best of three )     
(Taber vs Blairmore) 

(July 30)  Blairmore, playing at home, edged Taber 4-3 with the winning marker crossing the plate on a safety squeeze by outfielder Turner. Lavasseur had a two-run triple for Blairmore

Tufteland (L) and Harris
Pruden (W) and Brown

(August 2)  Joe Tufteland’s two-run single in the bottom of the ninth drove in the tying and winning runs as Taber shaded Blairmore 4-3.

Pruden (L) and Brown
Tufteland (W) and Harris

(August 4)  Blairmore baseball officials announced the forfeiture of their series with Taber on the basis of financial difficulties.

Taber advances to the second round

First Round (Quarter-finals, Best-of-three)
(Big Valley vs Calgary Fourex) 

(July 26)  Calgary Fourex got by Big Valley 7-5 in the opener of their quarter-final series. Steadier fielding by Fourex played a major role in the victory. Losing pitcher Joe "Dutch" Stoetzel had three hits.

Lucas (W) and Henderson
Stoetzel (L) and Lewis

(July 29)  Big Valley swept a double-header, 13-8 and 13-11, to capture the best-of-three series. Shortstop D. “Curly” Dorman had five hits, two of which were infield bunts to lead the winners. Calgary Fourex outfielder Russ Gibson hit a home run

Stoetzel (W) and Lewis
Castagner (L) and Henderson

Russ Gibson had a huge offensive day blasting his second home run of the day as well as hitting two triples and a double but game away a loser as Big Valley took the second game and the series with a 13-11 triumph.

Edmunds, Henderson (4) Castagner (5), Henderson (L) (5), Thompson (6) and Savage
D. Dorman (W) and Lewis

First Round (Quarter-finals, Best-of-three)    
(Brule vs Edmonton Red Sox)

(July 26) Edmonton Red Sox whipped the Brule Miners 15-2 as Chapman (2 doubles) and Syd Hamilton (one double) had four hits each for Edmonton. Winning pitcher “Buzz” Geddes tossed a six-hitter and had 11 strikeouts.

Geddes (W) and Roots
L. Powers (L), W. Powers (6) and Bemester

(July 27)  The Brule baseball club wired manager Reg Godson of the Edmonton Red Sox that they would be unable to make the trip to Edmonton to play the second game of the quarter-finals and would be compelled to forfeit the series.

The Edmonton Red Sox advance to the semi-final round.  

Second Round (Semi-finals, Best-of-three)     
(Big Valley vs Edmonton Red Sox)

(August 5)    Although out-hit 17 to 12, Big Valley upset the Edmonton Red Sox 6-5 in a 10-inning affair. Cavanaugh’s tenth-inning single drove in the winning run. Joe "Dutch" Stoetzel survived the hit attack to go the distance for the pitching win.

Geddes (L) and Roots
Stoetzel (W) and Lewis

(August 9)   Edmonton Red Sox took both games of Wednesday's double-header, 8-1 and 9-3, to win the semi-final series two games to one. Chapman led the Sox in the opener with a double and two singles. Matt Nehring went the route on the hill for Edmonton.

Gemeroy (L), D. Dorman (7) and Lewis
Nehring (W) and Campbell

First sacker Jimmy Enright rapped four singles as the Red Sox dumped Big Valley 9-3 in the second game. The Edmonton Red Sox win the semi-final series 2 games to 1

Stoetzel (L), D. Dorman (3) and Lewis
Godfrey (W) and Campbell

Second Round (Semi-finals, Best-of-three)      
(Taber vs Cardston)

(August 9)    Cardston and Taber battled to a 1-1 draw over 11-innings in a game called on account of darkness. Cardston held a 6 to 3 advantage in base hits.

Beazer and J. McKenzie
Tufteland and Harris

(August 17)     Taber doubled up on Cardston 12-6 in the opener of a double-header to take a one game lead in their semi-final series. Joe Tufteland went the route on the hill for the winners.

Tufteland (W) and Harris
Beazer (L) and J. McKenzie

With Tufteland going again in the second game, Taber got by Cardston 5-2 to take the series two games to none with the opener a draw.

Tufteland (W), Lewis and xxx
Beazer (L), R. McKenzie and xxx

Third Round (Finals, Best-of-five)       
(Edmonton Red Sox vs Taber)

(August 23)     Playing superior ball in the field, Edmonton Red Sox got by Taber 8-6 in the first game of their best-of-five final series, the opener of a double-header.

Godfrey (W) and Campbell
Lewis (L) and Harris

Red Sox also took the second game, this time 9-5 in spite of home runs by Lee and Harris of Taber.

Geddes, Godfrey (W) (4) and Campbell
Tufteland (L) and Harris

(August 30)   Edmonton wrapped up the provincial crown downing Taber 9-1 to take the final series in three straight games. Winning pitcher Alva "Buzz" Geddes racked up 11 strikeouts in a route-going performance. Second baseman Cap Spiessman had three hits for the Red Sox.

Tufteland (L), Lewis (8) and Harris
Geddes (W) and Campbell

Carstairs and Rockyford met in the 1922 Alberta intermediate finals, a best-of-three affair.

(August 23)    Carstairs first baseman Weber had 4 hits including a double in leading the club to a 14-7 victory over Rockyford in the first game of their Intermediate final series. Rockyford's Ralph Knight had a home run. Both teams had 11 hits.

Brown (L), M. Smith (4) and M. Smith, Reisch (4)
Guyn (W) and Boyce

(August 28)    Rockyford bounced back to tie the series at a game apiece with an 8-4 triumph as W. Miller punched out a pair of three baggers. Drennan had a homer for Carstairs.

Guyn (L) and Boyce
Brown (W) and M. Smith

(September 4)    Rockyford's Brown tossed a four-hitter and F. Smith and Knight each had a pair of doubles in winning the Alberta Intermediate Baseball title with a 7-2 win over Carstairs.

Brown (W) and M. Smith
Guyn (L) and Boyce