1923 Manitoba Game Reports      


Owing to the WSABL not being affiliated with the Manitoba Amateur Baseball Association, the provincial body regarded it as a non-existent circuit and, as such, no invitation to participate in the MABA senior playoffs was extended.

Columbus Club
Dominion Express
Tammany Tigers


(May 19)  Before an overflow crowd of 3,500 cramming the stands and grass surrounding the perimeter of the playing field, the Columbus Club registered all five of their tallies in the sixth stanza to edge the Arenas 5 to 4 in the opening game of the Winnipeg Senior Amateur Baseball League. The Clubbers outhit the opposition 10 to 9 but garnered only one bingle in their big sixth session as three costly errors by Arena second sacker Greig Warren and a triad of free passes by losing chucker Alex Ross provided them with the ammunition they needed. “Darky” Bouchard pitched the full game for the Cee Cee’s. Eddie Cass carried off the batting honors for the winners, drilling tow singles and a pair of singles. Bert Lloyd and Art Frick of the Arenas each picked up a brace of hits while first baseman Gillespie, a newcomer from the Edmonton senior ranks, poked a home run over the right field fence in his Winnipeg debut.  

Ross, Stainsby (6) and Kennedy
Bouchard (W) and Sheppard, Bradley

(May 21)  Taking advantage of the inability of Express hurlers to find the plate, the Tammany Tigers blanked the Dominions 8 to 0 at Wesley Park. The Bengals registered just four hits in the melee but delivered them at opportune times while winning pitcher Alex Hill had good control and effectively spaced the seven safeties he yielded in securing the shutout. Flychaser Ness Wise and catcher Ron Singbush cracked out home runs for the Tammany Tribe with Wise adding a single to his four-bagger. Gord Caslake and Cecil Browne had two safeties apiece for the Expressmen with a double included in Browne’s sum of bingles.

Fairfield (L), Mayson (2), Hind (2) and Mooney
Hill (W) and Singbush

(May 23)  Heavy hitting and loose fielding defined the Arenas’ 13 to 7 conquest of the Transconas at Wesley Park. The Rinkmen outswatted the ‘Sconas by a significant 13 to 6 margin but also outfumbled their foes, booting the ball seven times while the Railroaders were making three errors. The Arenas got off to a great start, scoring twice in the initial round and adding three more in the second chapter. Transcona roared back to tie the score in the top-of-the-fourth at 7 – 7 but, from then on, the Arenas held the upper hand, putting the game on ice with a four-spot in the eighth. Fourth-inning reliever Bert Stainsby gave up just two hits in five innings of mound toil to cop the pitching triumph. Billy Borland led the victors at the dish with a solo home run and a pair of doubles. “Bunny” Warren followed with a brace of two-baggers and a single. Catcher George Kennedy belted a four-bagger to go along with a one-base rap. Alex Olien singled twice for the losers. 

O.Olien, Chafe (3), Lapp (L) (4), Kaye (8) and A. Olien
Irvine, Stainsby (W) (4) and Kennedy, Borland

(May 24)  The Columbus Club and Tammany Tigers maintained their tie for leadership in the WSABL by each recording victories in doubleheader action at Wesley Park on the Victoria Day holiday. The Clubbers handed Dominion Express their second setback in the morning tilt by an 8 to 5 score while the Tigers also inflicted a second defeat on Transcona, clipping the Railway Towners 6 to 2 in the afternoon portion of the double-dip.

The Expressmen outhit the Clubbers 11 to 9 in the early contest but were unable to come through with bingles in the pinches. “Lefty” Severeid went all the way on the knoll for the Cee Cee’s to earn the victory. Ably assisted by teammates “Doc” Flanagan who drove in five runs with a three-run homer and two singles along with Eddie Cass who registered three singles, Severeid whiffed 12 batters. Outfielder “Packey” McFarlane of the Deliverymen gave Severeid the most trouble, stinging his offerings for four singles.

Severeid (W) and Bradley
Russell (L), Brown (3) and Brown, Mooney (3)

Bengal hurler Oscar Wynant proved to be too much for the Transconas in the afternoon contest. Wynant, who did not issue a walk, was only in trouble in one round, the second, when Dick Marinelli connected for a two-run homer to give the ‘Sconas an early lead. Losing heaver “Chick” Chafe got along fine for five sessions but then went wild and loaded the bases on free passes before getting the hook. It was a light-hitting affair, each team registering just five safeties, but the Ferocious Felines took advantage of the six bases-on-balls handed to them and made their hits count. Nary a player from either squad managed to acquire plural hit totals.

Wynant (W) and Singbush
Chafe (L), Atkins (6) and A. Olien

(May 26)  Blasting four home runs, the Arenas defeated the Express 8 to 6 at Wesley Park. Shortstop Bill Siddle hammered two of the four-baggers for the Rinkmen, the second coming with one mate aboard. Clubmates Greig and “Bunny” Warren launched the other round-trippers for the victors. The Arenas were outhit 12 to 9 but they backed up winning hurler Bert Stainsby in errorless fashion while the Dominions made three fielding miscues. First baseman Cecil Browne had four hits for the Deliverymen, including two doubles and a circuit-clout. The score was tied at 6 – 6 in the seventh stanza when Siddle connected for his second goner off losing chucker Fred Brown.  
Stainsby (W) and Kennedy
Hind, Brown (L) (4) and Mooney

(May 29)  Pete “Lefty” Huget made his first appearance on the knoll this season a successful one as he led the Transcona nine to their first win of the campaign, a 4 to 0 whitewashing of the previously-undefeated Columbus Club. Huget’s southpaw servings had the Clubbers baffled during the entire contest. Yielding only three scattered hits and one walk, the ‘Scona portsider allowed only on runner to reach second base and that was on a steal. It was an errorless tilt and easily the best of the season at Wesley Park. The Railway Towners managed eight safe bingles off losing slabster “Darky” Bouchard, three of them for extra bases. Flychaser Jimmy Keedian, the 1922 MSABL batting champion when he was a member of the Elmwood Giants, stung the sphere for a home run, triple and single in support of Huget’s mound effort. Third sacker Dunc McCorquodale of the victors, with a pair of singles, was the only other multi-hit batter in the encounter.

Huget (W) and A. Olien
Bouchard (L) and Bradley

(May 31)  Play ended after five innings were in the books at Wesley Park where the Express diamond troopers were credited with a 5 to 1 win over Transcona. The Freighters outswatted the opposition 9 to 2 and played errorless ball but had some first-inning help on an outfield error by the ‘Sconas which sent three unearned runners across the dish Shortstop Steve Penu collected a double and two singled for the winners in support of winning tosser Jack Hind. One of the bingles surrendered by Hind was a fifth-inning homer by Jimmy Keedian which accounted for Transcona’s lone tally. Steve Karahan was second in line to Penu for the Dominions, poking out a brace of one-baggers.

Hind (W) and Mooney
O. Olien (L) and A. Olien

(June 2)  Hammering the horsehide with authority and in timely fashion, the Columbus Club put a stop to the winning ways of the young Tammany Tigers by handing the Jungle Cats their first defeat of the season, a 9 to 7 setback at Wesley Park. The result left the Clubbers tied with the Bengals and Arenas for top spot in the Winnipeg senior circuit. The Cee Cee’s ebbed a lot of interest from the contest by getting away to an 8 – 0 lead after the first five frames. Until the ninth chapter when he was kayoed from the hillock with two retired, winning tosser “Lefty” Severeid experienced little difficulty. Leading the 15-hit attack of the winners were George McGrath and Jim Bradley who both stroked three singles. Severeid came through with a double and one-bagger while Eddie Cass smashed a home run. 

Severeid (W), Bouchard (9) and Bradley
Hill (L), McDougall (6) and Singbush, Cockburn

(June 4)  Using a battery of Commercial League call-ups, the Arenas ascended to the top of the WSABL standings when they won an exciting 7 to 6 fracas from the Columbus Club at Wesley Park. Five runs down entering the bottom-of-the-fifth frame, the Arenas fought back with three-spots in each of the fifth and seventh spasms to pull the win out of the fire. The game was featured by some hard and timely hitting. Each side collected eight safeties but the Rinkmen used theirs to better advantage. Walter Lawton and catcher Thorarinson from the Commercial League were trotted out by the winners as their battery. Nicked rather harshly in the first five rounds, Lawton settled down in the stretch and finished with eight strikeouts in garnering the knoll triumph over “Darky” Bouchard. Art Frick poled a long solo homer for the Arenas while playing-manager “Steamer” Maxwell drilled two singles. Art Meaney starred for the Clubbers before a fifth-inning ejection from the game, singling three times while swiping two bases. Teammate “Doc” Flanagan stroked a brace of one-baggers.

Bouchard (L) and Bradley
Lawton (W) and Thorarinson

(June 6)  The superb two-hit pitching of Tommy Atkins, combined with eight juicy errors committed by the Tammany nine, made things easy for the Transcona diamondeers who whitewashed the Tigers 7 to 0 before more than 2,000 spectators at Wesley Park. Atkins fanned nine and walked three in easily taming the Jungle Cats. Only Bengal catcher Sam Perlman, who singled twice, was able to dent the armor of Atkins. The rejuvenated ‘Sconas pounced on losing heaver Oscar Wynant for nine base raps, including three singles by Jimmy Keedian. To Wynant’s credit, none of the seven tallies scored by the Railroaders were earned. 

Atkins (W) and A. Olien
Wynant (L) and Perlman

(June 7)  The Tammany Tigers sharpened their claws and advanced into a tie for second place in the WSABL by defeating the Dominion Express 7 to 4. Hammering the offerings of losing chucker Fred Brown for a total of ten hits, the Bengals led all the way. Intermediate League call-up Bill Crowe hurled for the Ferocious Felines and did a creditable job, yielding seven hits, fanning five and walking none. First Baseman Jimmy Grant of the Tammany’s was the hitting hero of the contest with a brace of doubles and a single. Teammate Bill Cockburn laced a double and one-base rap. For the Deliverymen, “Packey” McFarlane swatted a pair of two-baggers while Pat Cann added a couple of run-scoring singles.

Crowe (W) and Cockburn
F. Brown (L) and Mooney

(June 9)  A scorching two-out double by Dick Marinelli in the bottom-of-the-eleventh inning sent Jimmy Keedian across the pan with the winning counter as Transcona took a sweet 6 to 5 victory over the Arenas before a large Saturday crowd numbering near 3,000 at Wesley Park. The result tightened up the standings in the WSABL with three teams now in a deadlock for top spot. The game was scoreless from the fifth frame on after the Arenas had knotted the count at 5 – 5 with a trey in that round. The ‘Sconas managed a dozen hits off Bert Stainsby who toiled the distance in absorbing the loss. Ninth-inning reliever Pete “Lefty” Huget earned the win with three innings of shutout baseball. Eight of the nine hits garnered by the Arenas came off the slants of Transcona starter Tommy Atkins. Morley Weir of the Railroaders and the Rinkmen’s playing-manager “Steamer” Maxwell had three bingles apiece for their respective nines. Art Frick and Bill Siddle both delivered a double and single in a losing cause.

Stainsby (L) and Kennedy, Lloyd
Atkins, Huget (W) (9) and A. Olien

STANDINGS                 W      L      Pct.
Arenas                    3      2     .600
Tammany Tigers            3      2     .600
Columbus Club             3      2     .600
Transcona                 3      3     .500
Dominion Express          1      4     .200 

(June 11)  The Express baseballers dominated for eight episodes but then had to hang on to win 9 to 8 against the Columbus Club whose last-ditch rally in the ninth inning fell just one run short. After having the game all but sewed up, the Dominions almost tossed it away when the Cee Cee’s, facing a 9 to 2 deficit, staged a major final-canto comeback that was aided by loose defensive work on the part of shortstop Steve Penu of the Deliverymen. The Expressmen, with 16 base hits, had things all their way against losing twirler Leo Johnson throughout the contest while winning chucker Jack Hind had the upper hand until the final panel when he was combed for five of the nine safeties he yielded and had to be yanked as Bevin Brown came on to record the final two outs. Catcher Nelson Mooney and Penu had three hits apiece for the winners with one of Mooney’s clouts being a bases-loaded double. Penu’s total of swats included a three-bagger which partially helped to make up for two crucial last-round errors. Pat Cann whacked a three-run homer and a single while Cecil Browne delivered a two-run double and a one-base rap. Eddie Cass belted a bases-empty four-bagger and single for the losers while teammate Art Meaney tripled and singled.

Hind (W), B. Brown (9) and Mooney
Johnson (L) and Bradley 

(June 13)  Staging a stirring ninth-inning stampede which netted a brace of markers to knot the count at 2 – 2 and then following with a driving finish in the tenth round to plate the winning tally, the battling Tammany Tigers edged the fighting Arenas 3 to 2 at Wesley Park to take over the leadership of the WSABL. Blanked by southpaw Dunc Irvine for the first eight episodes, things did not look good for the Bengals as they prepared to bat in the bottom-of-the-ninth. However, handyman Sam Perlman ignited his clubmates by slapping out his second bingle of the contest to begin the comeback, resulting in a pair of counters which sent the tilt into overtime. Then, in the tenth session, Perlman came through with his third hit of the clash, a clutch two-out single to drive in Ness Wise with the winning run. All of this was made possible by the clever hurling of young Alex Hill who kept the Tigers in the battle with a superb two-hit pitching effort. Irvine was nicked for nine safeties with 11 whiffs and a pair of free passes while Hill walked four and fanned an equal number.   

Irvine (L) and Lloyd
Hill (W) and Cockburn

(June 14)  The Transconas put the skids to the fast-slipping Columbus Club, scoring a come-from behind 7 to 5 victory at Wesley Park. The win for the Railroaders elevated them to second place in the Senior Amateur circuit. Although a trifle wild with five walks and a hit batter, Pete Huget and his southpaw benders again stopped the defending champions, this time on a five-hitter. Veteran tosser Sid May, in a relief role, was nailed with the loss. Pacing the nine-hit offense for the winning ‘Sconas was Morley Weir with a tie-breaking home-run plus a single. Centre fielder Lapp followed with a triple and one-bagger.

McConnell, May (L) (6) and Bradley
Huget (W) and A. Olien

(June 16)  Playing under a broiling sun before 2,500 fans, the Arenas jumped back into the running for the first series’ pennant by taking a fall out of the depressed Express warriors by a 3 to 1 count at Wesley Park. In a stiff battle between two veteran slab artists, the Arenas’ Bert Stainsby, with an nine-hit knoll effort, triumphed over tough-luck Jack Hind of the Freighters who held the winners to just six safeties. Stainsby did not issue one free ticket and was afforded errorless backup by his teammates while Hind walked one and hit a batter as the Deliverymen were charged with three fielding miscues. Each of the Arena tallies were of the unearned variety, including one resulting from a passed ball, while the lone run garnered by the Dominions came on a wild pitch. Steve Penu and Hind of the losing nine each stroked a double and single to emerge as the contest’s top swatters. 

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

(June 19)  The lively ball was very much in evidence at Wesley Park where the Arena swat artists crushed the Tammany Tigers to the tune of 14 to 3, creating a three-way tie for the leadership of the WSABL between the Tigers, Arenas and Transcona. Banging out 17 base knocks off losing twirler Alex Hill and fifth-inning reliever “Lefty” Roberts, the Rinkmen failed to tally markers in only two of their turns at bat. Heaving the horsehide for the victors with eight-hit precision was Walter Lawton who amassed ten strikeouts while issuing a pair of free passes.  After the opening canto, when A. A. Armstrong, the big Tiger third sacker rocked him for a mammoth solo home run, and the second stanza, when he was nicked for a pair of counters, Lawton settled down and blanked the Bengals the rest of the way. Greig Warren topped the Rinkmen offensively with three safeties, one of which was a two-bagger. Bert Lloyd produced a three-run double and a single while “Lefty” Gillespie banged out a two-run homer and a single.

Hill (L), Roberts (5) and Perlman
Lawton (W) and Fingard

(June 20)  Playing errorless afield, the Express baseballers remained in the running for the first-series pennant by taking the Transconas into camp 3 to 1 at Wesley Park. Outhit by a 7 to 5 margin, the Dominions bunched two of their safeties with a brace of free passes and an error in the third round to plate all three of their counters. A two-run double by Gord Caslake was the most impactful blow of the outburst. Defensively, the middle infield work of keystone combo partners, shortpatcher Louis Tissman and second baseman Steve Karahan, was particularly brilliant. The duo handled 16 chances flawlessly. Ernie Stokes, who hurled the initial five frames for the Deliverymen, earned the knoll verdict over Tommy Atkins. Caslake had a single in addition to his two-bagger while Atkins duplicated that output for the ‘Sconas. 
Stokes (L), B. Brown (6) and Mooney
Atkins (W) and A. Olien

(June 23)  The Transcona diamondeers moved into second place in the WSABL, a half-game off the pace of the leading Arenas, by nosing out the Tammany Tigers 4 to 3 before 1,500 fans at Wesley Park. The Bengals, sporting a slight 7 to 5 edge in base hits, made eight errors afield which caused their defeat. Fred Brown, no longer with the Express, took the pitching win for the ‘Sconas while Oscar Wynant was tagged with the hard-luck defeat. The Striped Felines had an opportunity to pull the game out of the fire in the ninth canto but had two baserunners thrown out at the plate. Dick Marinelli singled twice for the victors while A. A. Armstrong and Sam Perlman reciprocated for the Tammany’s. Ward McVey of the vanquished nine had the game’s lone four-bagger. 
Brown (W) and A. Olien
Wynant (L) and Singbush

(June 25)  The Express continued their hex over Transcona by blanking the Railroaders 5 to 0 at Wesley Park. Veteran heaver Jack Hind scattered six hits and did not issue a walk as he breezed to the mound win behind the errorless defense of his teammates. The teams battled for five rounds without a score before the Deliverymen got things rolling with a deuce in the sixth. They added a singleton in the eighth and were presented with a brace of tallies in the ninth to put the game on ice. The Dominions secured four of their five safeties off losing chucker Tommy Atkins who toiled on the hill for the first eight innings. Top hitter in the tilt was Jimmy Keedian of the losers who laced a double and two singles. Gord Caslake delivered a couple of one-baggers for the Expressmen.

Hind (W) and B. Brown
Atkins (L), F. Brown (9) and A. Olien

(June 26)  The Arenas went on a run-scoring rampage when they smothered the Columbus Club 17 to 1 before 2,500 fans at Wesley Park. The game was called after seven innings because of darkness. The Rinkmen had a real jamboree with the bat and on the bases, taking control of the game by putting up a six-spot on the scoreboard in the third round. Newcomer Joe Johnson, late of Dauphin, fashioned a three-hitter for the winners in his WSABL pitching debut. Every batter in the Arena lineup had at least one hit, with the team accumulating 13 bingles. Brothers Greig and “Bunny” Warren both combed a double and single for the victors.

Johnson (W) and Fingard
Bouchard, McGrath (L) (1), J. Shannon (3), Johnson (6) and Bradley

(June 27)  Eight costly errors by the Tammany Tigers plus some timely hitting by the Columbus Club enabled the Cee Cee’s to score a 6 to 5 victory over the Bengals at Wesley Park. The Clubbers showed a balanced attack and had an 11 to 10 edge in base hits. Third sacker A. A. Armstrong of the Jungle Cats was the big noise with the bat in the contest, stroking three singles. Teammate Ward McVey also did well with the baton, clubbing a home run to go along with a one-bagger. 
Roberts (L), Hill (9) and Singbush
Bouchard, McConnell (W) (4) and Bradley

(July 4)  A protest lodged by the Tammany Tigers regarding the use of pitcher Fred Brown by Transcona, before his transfer from the Express team had been approved, was upheld by the league. The game, originally won by the ‘Sconas on June 23, was ordered replayed and takes a win from Transcona and a loss off the Tigers.

A victory by the Arenas over the Columbus Club on June 26 was also thrown out and ordered to be replayed as per the use of pitcher Joe Johnson prior to his meeting the residency requirement of the circuit.

(July 5)  Helped by a pair of double plays, the Arenas advanced a notch nearer the first-series pennant when they edged the Tammany Tigers in a well-played contest at Wesley Park. Both teams managed six base hits as winning tosser Bert Stainsby and losing heaver Alex Hill were on the beam and were given great defensive support. An RBI-single by Frank Gillespie gave the Rinkmen a 1 – 0 led in the second stanza. They added another pair of counters in the third on a two-run double off the bat of “Bunny” Warren. The Bengals plated their first tally in the sixth spasm on a run-scoring double by shortpatcher F.A. Armstrong. The Tammany infielder also accounted for his team’s second run in the ninth session when he crushed a Stainsby offering for a long home run with the bases empty to complete the scoring. Armstrong also had a single earlier in the melee to easily emerge as the hitting star of the game. 

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

STANDINGS               W      L      Pct.
Arenas                  6      3     .667
Columbus Club           4      4     .500
Transcona               4      5     .444
Tammany Tigers          4      5     .444
Dominion Express        4      5     .444

(July 9)  Reeling off an impressive 9 to 4 conquest of the Transcona diamond pastimers at Wesley Park, the Arena baseball club clinched at least a tie for the first-series’ pennant. Although out-hit by a narrow 7 to 6 margin, the Rinkmen were able to come through with timely bingles and were assisted by the generosity of a duo of ‘Scona hurlers who issued seven free passes and uncorked two wild heaves while the other members of the losing squad were making five errors. Southpaw Joe Johnson earned the knoll triumph while starter Tommy Atkins of the Railroaders, kayoed from the hill in the third session, was stung with the defeat. Bill Siddle had two hits, drove in a pair of runs and stole a couple of bases for the winners. Jimmy Keedian doubled and singled for the vanquished nine. 
Atkins (L), Brown (3) and A. Olien
Johnson (W) and Kennedy

(July 10)  The Dominion Express registered their fourth straight win by defeating the sliding Tammany Tigers 7 to 4 at Wesley Park. The Deliverymen assumed an early lead and were never headed. Using his blazing fastball along with a spitter, winning tosser Jack Hind was in full control during the tilt, striking out nine batters while walking five and effectively spacing six safeties. Bengal starter “Lefty” Roberts didn’t last long on the hillock, departing for an early shower after only one had been retired in the opening panel. The Freighters collected 11 base raps, eight of them off reliever Alex Hill. Shortpatcher Louis Tissman delivered three singles for the winners while Art Phillips registered a triple and double and Pat Cann came through with a double and one-bagger.  

Hind (W) and B. Brown
Roberts (L), Hill (1) and Singbush

(July 11)  A triple play and two double killings by the Columbus Club featured the their 5 to 2 victory over Transcona at Wesley Park. Five runs in the first inning off ‘Scona starter Bill Heuchert and reliever Dick Lapp proved enough for the defending champions to win. Lapp came on strong in the final eight episodes in blanking the Clubbers the rest of the way. Jim “Hippo” McConnell, the Columbian submarine hurler, tossed a five-hitter for the complete-game win. Carl Franks poled out a triple and a brace of singles to lead the winners at the dish. Pat Johnston doubled and singled for the Railroad Towners. 

McConnell (W) and Bradley
Heuchert (L), Lapp (1) and A. Olien

(July 12)  The Express balltossers annexed their fifth straight victory, doubling the Columbus Club 6 to 3 at Wesley Park. Winning slabster Finley Fairfield held the Clubbers at bay for seven rounds but weakened in the last two spasms, finishing with a six-hitter, two walks and five strikeouts. The Express picked up ten hits off loser Sally Rushworth, up from the intermediate ranks, and threatened in every inning. Plagued by wildness, Rushworth also gave up ten free passes while whiffing five. Outfielder “Packey” McFarlane of the Dominions proved to be the hero of the evening with the bat, slamming three safe hits including a triple.

Rushworth (L) and Bradley
Fairfield (W) and B. Brown

(July 13)  A 12 to 0 shellacking at the hands of the Tammany Tigers doomed the Transcona baseballers to the cellar position in the first-series standings. The lopsided score represents a fair indication of the play as the Bengals bumped the ball on the nose for 16 bingles and took advantage of six Transcona errors. Winning hurler Alex Hill held the Railroaders to four widely scattered hits while whiffing nine. With the game being a meaningless affair, Fred Brown was left on the hill to endure the pounding and resulting complete-game defeat. All but one player in the lineup of the winners had at least one base knock. Ness Wise and Ward McVey garnered three safeties apiece with a triple included in Wise’s sum of swats. A. A. Armstrong and F. A. Armstrong both managed a double and single.
F. Brown (L) and McCorquodale
Hill (W) and Singbush

(July 14)  Annexing their sixth successive win, a 6 to 3 doubling of the Arenas at Wesley Park, the red-hot Express pastimers prevented the Rinkmen from wrapping up the first-series pennant. Having completed their allotment of first-series’ games, the Deliverymen find themselves a half-game behind the league leaders, forcing the Arenas to defeat the Columbus Club in their final game to clinch the pennant. Though the Freighters were victorious, they were forced to use a pair of chuckers while Bert Stainsby, combed for 13 solid safeties, went the route for the losers. Ernie Stokes did a bang-up job in relief of Jack Hind for the Dominions in earning the knoll verdict. Louis Tissman, the clever little shortstop of the Deliverymen, was the main factor in his team’s victory. He hit a two-run double in the opening panel while, in the sixth spasm with the score tied at 3 – 3, he drove in the winning run with another two-bagger. Teammate Cecil Browne came through with a triple, double and single while Steve Karahan singled on three occasions.

Stainsby (L) and Fingard, Kennedy
Hind, Stokes (W) (4) and B. Brown

(July 16)  A thrilling wind-up, which saw them run across four ninth-inning tallies, gave the Arenas a 9 to 6 victory over the Columbus Club and, in the process, claim the WSABL first-series pennant. More than 2,500 fans were on deck at Wesley Park to witness the affair. Three counters in the bottom-of-the-eighth episode, after two were down, had given the Cee Cee’s their first lead of the game and forced the Rinkmen to respond to a one-run deficit as they took their final turn at bat in the top-of-the-ninth. Outhit by a 9 to 7 margin over the course of the exciting tilt, the Arenas got a break to begin that final frame when catcher Jim Bradley of the Clubbers failed to grasp a third-strike foul tip off the bat of Bill Siddle. Given this reprieve, the ever-dangerous Siddle followed with a crushing single up the middle to set the table for the rally. Art Frick followed with a bunt that was so good that it went for a hit and allowed the fleet-footed Siddle to reach third. This was the beginning of the end for the Clubbers and, when the dust had cleared, four big markers had crossed the pan, giving sixth-inning reliever Siddle a chance to close the door in the last half of the panel for the heaving win and the pennant, a challenge which he was well up for. Suffering the loss was “Darky” Bouchard who went the distance. First sacker Frank Gillespie of the Arenas, with a two-run homer and a brace of singles, was the game’s leading hitter while Bradley cranked a three-run shot for the losers.   
Lawton, Siddle (W) (6) and Kennedy
Bouchard (L) and Bradley

(July 17)  The Columbus Club took the Tammany Tigers into camp 6 to 1 in the last first-series game to lay claim to third place in the final standings. Starter Leo Johnson copped the heaving victory for the Cee Cee’s over a rusty Oscar Wynant of the Bengals who has been inactive for nearly a month. Tommy Shannon shone for the winners with the lumber, stroking three singles. Teammate Eddie Cass, along with Ward McVey of the Tammany’s, each clipped the horsehide for a double and single.

Wynant (L) and Singbush
Johnson (W), Miller (6) and Bradley

FINAL STANDINGS          W      L      Pct.
Arenas                   8      4     .667
Dominion Express         7      5     .583
Columbus Club            6      6     .500
Tammany Tigers           5      7     .417
Transcona                4      8     .333 


(July 18)  The Dominion Express balltossers started off the second series in the same brilliant manner in which they wound up the first-half of the schedule when they dumped the Tammany Tigers 8 to 4 at Wesley Park. Utility player Bevin Brown tossed the first eight episodes for the Deliverymen and was credited with the win. Young Alex Hill of the Ferocious Felines was pummeled for a dozen hits in six stanzas before retiring to the showers. Steve Karahan drilled a home run and three singles to lead the winners’ 16-hit attack. Checking in with a double and a brace of one-baggers were Nelson Mooney and Louis Tissman. Flychaser Art Phillips added a circuit clout. Sam Perlman and Harry McDougall both singled three times for the Tabbies.

B. Brown (W), Stokes (9) and Mooney
Hill (L), Wynant (7) and Perlman

(July 19)  The Columbus Club started off the second series with a decisive 10 to 3 victory over the first-series pennant-winning Arena nine 10 to 3. Although neither team had an advantage in base hits, each acquiring seven, the inability of the first two Arena tossers to find the plate gave the Clubbers a distinct advantage when it came to populating the bases. Southpaws Dunc Irvine yielded six free passes and Joe Johnson, the fifth-inning reliever who was tagged with the loss, gave up four walks. Winning heaver “Hippo” McConnell, on the other hand, was mighty stingy with the bases-on-balls, surrendering but one. The Cee Cee’s were superior in bunching their bingles and put up four-spots on the scoreboard in each of the fifth and eighth episodes. Jim Bradley and “Dutch” Helfrick of the winners as well as the Rinkmen’s Abe Fingard each poked out a double and single.  

Irvine, Johnson (L) (5), Bedome (8) and Fingard
McConnell (W) and Bradley

(July 21)  The jinx that hangs over the Transcona team whenever they stack up against the Express crew continued at Wesley Park when the Freighters put together an eighth-inning rally which netted six runs, enabling them to knock off the Railroad Towners 10 to 4. For seven-and-a-half chapters, the combatants battled along to reach a 4 – 4 tie but, in the bottom-of-the-eighth episode, the Deliverymen cut loose against the offerings of losing hurler Tommy Atkins for five base knocks to put the result on ice. Finley Fairfield copped the complete-game heaving decision, tossing a seven-hitter. Steve Penu, with a pair of doubles, as well as “Packey” McFarlane and Pat Cann, each had two base raps for the victors. Ollie Olien singled three times for the ‘Sconas while clubmate Carson McVey swatted a double and one-bagger.

Atkins (L) and A. Olien
Fairfield (W) and Mooney

(July 23)  Bunching four clean singles with a base-on-balls enabled the Arenas to score three times in the initial round to register a 3 to 1 victory over Transcona at Wesley Park. The veteran Sid May, starting his first game this season and making his debut in a Transcona uniform after many a moon with the Columbus Club, stacked up against the Arenas’ Bert Stainsby, another tried and trusted warrior of the pitching profession. The ancient enemies didn’t disappoint, partaking in an old-time pitching duel. After shedding the rust of inactivity in the opening canto, May then put the brakes on the opposition for the balance of the game, performing with masterful precision over the final eight episodes. But the damage was too severe for his clubmates to overcome as Stainsby, although facing a number of threats by the ‘Sconas, turned in a stellar performance. His only really bad session was the sixth when two walks, an error and two hits gave the Railroad Towners their lone run. “Bunny” Warren, with two of the six hits garnered by the Rinkmen off May, was the only batter from either team to register plural hit totals. 

Stainsby (W) and Fingard
May (L) and A.Olien

(July 24)  The Tammany Tigers went on a batting rampage and registered a 9 to 3 victory over the Columbus Club at Wesley Park. The Striped Cats drove two Cee Cee pitchers from the mound with some terrific swatting and got some splendid hurling from winning heaver Oscar Wynant. Only the third chucker used by the Clubbers, “Happy” Miller, met with much success. Leading the 13-hit assault generated by the Bengals was shortpatcher F. A. Armstrong who stung the spheroid for three bingles. Teammate Ward McVey delivered a brace of extra-base blows, a homer and a double, while A. A. Armstrong and Tommy Hood gleaned a pair of one-baggers each. Bill Knight and Eddie Cass had the bulk of the losers’ success against Wynant, both registering a couple of singles.

Wynant (W) and Singbush
Bouchard (L), McConnell (4), Miller (6) and Kokran

(July 25)  Pasting the offerings of three hurlers with authority, the Express baseballers rattled off their third straight win in the second series by disposing of the redoubtable Arenas 10 to 4 in a Wesley Park fixture. The Freighters won because of solid hitting, gathering 11 safe clouts to four for the Rinkmen in the seven-inning tilt, shortened by darkness. Five hurlers were pressed into service during the skirmish, the Arenas using three and the Express two. Starter Jack Hind was far from his best for the Freighters but left with a healthy lead after four of the seven stanzas were in the books. Losing twirler Alex Ross was kayoed after 3-1/3 innings. Steve Penu led the Dominion hitters with three singles while teammate Louis Tissman drilled a double and single. Contributing a pair of one-baggers each were Cecil Brown and Gord Caslake of the victors as well as Bill Siddle of the Rinkmen. 

Hind (W), Stokes (5) and Mooney
Ross (L), Lawton (4), Johnson (5) and Kennedy

(July 26)  Young Dick Lapp was too much for the Tammany Tigers at Wesley Park as he pitched Transcona to a 5 to 1 conquest of the Bengals. Lapp was nicked for just one hit in the contest, a seventh-stanza solo home run by slugging first baseman Ward McVey of the Jungaleers. The ‘Sconas took a commanding lead in the first inning by scoring four times off diminutive loser Alex Hill who was plagued by control problems. His early replacement, Oscar Wynant, did a fine job for the remainder of the tilt, surrendering just three hits and one run over 8-2/3 innings. Nary a batter from either squad managed to acquire more than one base hit.

Hill (L), Wynant (1) and Singbush
Lapp (W) and A. Olien

(July 28)  The Dominion Express registered their fourth straight victory in the second-half of the WSABL before 2,200 spectators at Wesley Park when they doubled the Columbus Club 6 to 3. Although the Clubbers had a slight 7 to 5 edge in base hits, it was the Freighters who played a stronger defensive game and tended to get the breaks. Each side used two hurlers but the switching worked out more favorably for the Deliverymen. Winning heaver Bevin Brown lasted eight episodes while loser Leo Johnson, who deserved a better fate, was pulled early in the eighth. The game was nip-and-tuck for seven spasms as the teams were deadlocked in a 3 – 3 stalemate entering the fateful eighth. Then, the league-leaders broke loose for a fortunate trey on a bases-loaded hit batter, an infield error by relief pitcher “Hippo” McConnell and a fielder’s choice in which second baseman “Dutch” Helfrick had a brain freeze and failed to cover the keystone sack. Outfielder “Doc” Flanagan of the vanquished Cee Cee crew was the game’s top hitter, registering a double and single.

Johnson (L), McConnell (8) and Kokran
B. Brown (W), Stokes (9) and Mooney

STANDINGS               W      L      Pct.
Dominion Express        4      0     1.000
Arenas                  1      2      .333
Columbus Club           1      2      .333
Tammany Tigers          1      2      .333
Transcona               1      2      .333

(August 1)  Clouting the horsehide with authority and bunching their blows to good effect, the Express trounced the Tammany Tigers 13 to 3 at Wesley Park. It was the fifth straight win for the Freighters in the second series and their eleventh consecutive victory dating back to their final six games in the first series. After falling behind 1 – 0 in the opening panel, the Dominions caught fire in the fourth frame when they ran across six counters to grab control of the fracas. The Deliverymen put together 14 safeties off the slants of losing twirler Oscar Wynant while winning heaver Finley Fairfield choked the Tammanys on six hits. Pat Cann drilled four singles for the winners while Gord Caslake registered a double and one-bagger. Teammates Louis Tissman and Steve Karahan contributed a brace of one-base raps as did Sam Perlman of the Bengals. 
Wynant (L) and Singbush
Fairfield (W) and Mooney

(August 2)  The Arenas and Columbus Club staged a close battle for six innings but then the Clubbers faltered with the result that the Rinkmen tallied five times in the closing rounds to win 7 to 2 before 2,000 fans at Wesley Park. Play terminated at the end of the eighth episode, owing to darkness. The seventh stanza essentially settled the fray. Nursing just a 2 – 1 lead as the stanza began, the Arenas netted a three-spot on a couple of errors and timely bingles off the bat of catcher George Kennedy and winning slabster Joe Johnson. Jim “Hippo” McConnell surrendered just five base hits but was hurt by timely errors from his mates in suffering the setback. Johnson was nicked for six safeties while fanning eleven. Kennedy had an earlier one-bagger and emerged as the only multi-hit batter in the contest.

Johnson (W) and Fingard, Kennedy
McConnell (L) and Bradley

(August 4)  Firing off their heavy artillery in the eighth and ninth rounds, the Transcona band of baseballers gained a 5 to 4 victory over the fiery but well nigh, winless Tammany Tigers at Wesley Park. The Bengals were leading 4 – 0 going into the eighth but the Railroaders shoved across three counters in that round and followed up with two more with none out in the ninth. Outfielder Pat Johnson was the big hero of the fray for the ‘winning ‘Sconas. His long single off losing twirler Harry McDougall drove in the tying and winning runs. Up until the eighth, the contest had featured the twirling of winning heaver Dick Lapp and Alex Hill as the principals. The Jungaleers, widely outhit by an 11 to 4 margin over the course of the affair, had gained their lead through the agency of Transcona bobbles. After narrowing the gap in the eighth, the winners got to seldom-used reliever McDougall in the ninth for a walk sandwiched around three bunched hits. Jimmy Keedian, with a double and two singles, paced the victors offensively. Clubmate Dick Marinelli contributed a two-bagger and single.  
Hill, McDougall (L) (8) and Cockburn
Lapp (W) and A. Olien

(August 6)  Winnipeg senior baseball leaguers staged a double-bill on the holiday at Wesley Park. The threatening and chilly weather seemed to affect the shorthanded Arenas more than the Transconas in the morning contest, with the result that the Railroad Towners chalked up an 11 to 3 victory. In the afternoon game, the Express were aided by a controversial umpiring decision in their 7 to 6 triumph over the Columbus Club.

The early game was featured by the sterling pitching of wily veteran Sid May who held the Rinkmen to four hits while walking four and fanning the same number. At the same time, the ‘Sconas were taking liberties with losing tosser Bert Stainsby’s benders and the wobbly Arena infield work. The losers were charged with eight errors, four of which were charged to the usually reliable Bill Siddle. Dunc McCorquodale led the 12-hit Transcona assault against Stainsby and reliever Walter Lawton, nailing the horsehide for four resounding blows. Teammate Jimmy Keedian spanked the sphere for a double and two singles while Carson McVey singled twice.
May (W) and A. Olien
Stainsby (L), Lawton (6) and Fingard, Pope

After reeling off their twelfth straight victory covering the end of the first-series and the beginning of the second-series, the Dominions are sitting pretty atop the standings. With the breaks coming their way, the Freighters stretched the second-series record to 6 – 0 and enjoy a 2-1/2 game bulge over second-place Transcona. A five-run third-inning started the Deliverymen on the road to victory. A wind-blown infield pop-up that would have ordinarily been an easy out fell in for a hit and began the demise of the Clubbers. They came back nicely in the top-of-the-eighth with a four-spot but yielded the deciding tally in the bottom-half of the same panel when Gord Caslake doubled and was sent home on an RBI-single off the bat of Art Phillips. Both teams registered nine hits with Phillips of the winning nine and the Cee Cee’s George McGrath each combing opposition chucking for a triad of safe swats. One of McGrath’s bingles fell in for two bases.
Johnson, McConnell (3) (L) and Bradley
Hind, B. Brown (W) (8) and Mooney

(August 7)  The Tammany Tigers and Arenas played to a 1 – 1 stalemate in a Wesley Park battle that was terminated after eight episodes owing to darkness. Andy Russell, late of the Express, hurled for the Bengals and  limited the Rinkmen to just four safeties, two of those hits being singles by Arena catcher Stu Sheppard. Portsider Dunc Irvine was on the slab for the Arenas and was nicked for seven base raps. Outfielder Charlie Gardner led the Jungle Kings with the lumber, pounding the pill for a double and a pair of one-baggers.

Russell and Singbush
Irvine and Sheppard

(August 9)  Although out-hitting the Express 10 to 6, the Arenas failed to connect when bingles meant bacon, stranding 13 baserunners, and fell to the undefeated Dominions 8 to 2 before more than 2,000 fans at Wesley Park. Darkness terminated the clash after 7-1/2 innings had been played. The win was  the seventh straight for the Freighters in the second series and their thirteenth consecutive victory of the season. The Deliverymen played errorless ball and took full advantage of their opportunities. Finley Fairfield did the hurling for the Express and Walter Lawton worked on the mound for the Rinkmen. Both went the route. Catcher Nelson Mooney singled twice for the winners while teammate Pat Cann ripped a solo four-bagger. Bill Siddle and Bill Borland each had a brace of singles for the vanquished nine while utility man George Kennedy drove in both Arena tallies with a two-run homer.
Lawton (L) and Sheppard
Fairfield (W) and Mooney

(August 10)  Staging a sensational finish which netted them three runs in the seventh and final round after Transcona had chalked up four markers to begin the frame, the Columbus Club registered a 7 to 6 victory over the Railroaders. Playing in semi-darkness at Wesley Park, the combatants were allowed to finish the seventh spasm by plate umpire Nelson before he called the affair. A hero one minute and the goat the next was the part played by Sid May of the ‘Sconas. With the bases full and the score tied in the top-half-of-the-seventh, May laced a two-run single to put the Railroad Towners in front by a pair. In the last portion of the seventh, however, he was summoned to the knoll in relief after Dick Lapp allowed the first two Cee Cee runners to reach base. George McGrath, the first batter to face May, lofted a high one to the left garden which fell in for a cheap hit considering that flychaser Fred Brown had difficulty seeing the pellet in the reduced illumination. The tainted bingle, nevertheless, sent the lead runner of the Columbians across the pan, narrowing the gap to one. At this point, May lost control and beaned the nest hitter, Bill Knight, loading the sacks. His first pitch to the succeeding batter, catcher Jim Bradley, was then smashed up the middle, plating the tying and winning tallies. “Happy” Miller went all the way on the bump for the Clubbers to earn the mound triumph. Leading swatsmiths in the affair were McGrath and Transcona’s Morley Weir who both connected for a triad of safe bingles.
Huget, Lapp (2), May (W) (7) and M. Weir
Miller (W) and Bradley

(August 13)  The long winning streak of the Dominion Express team has been halted. Veteran Sid May and the Transconas turned the trick with a 3 to 2 victory in a hectic battle from start to finish at Wesley Park. It was a pitcher’s duel throughout with May and another veteran heaver, Jack Hind, holding court with each slabster yielding but six hits during the tilt, abbreviated to eight episodes by darkness. Twice, in the closing stages of the game, the Railroaders had taken the lead only to see the Freighters come back with a nullifying tally to knot the count. Locked in a 2 – 2 stalemate as they came to bat in the bottom-of-the-seventh spasm, the ‘Sconas got a runner aboard when May nicked Hind for a one-out single. With a totally unexpected theft attempt of second base, May caught the Deliverymen off guard and beat the throw easily. After reaching third on an infield ground out, May once again made a daring decision, this time to steal home, and it would have been certain suicide had catcher Nelson Mooney not dropped the horsehide in his haste to make a tag after having May blocked several feet off the plate. Thus, with Lady Luck on his side, May plated the deciding counter although he had to retire the Expressman in the top-of the-eighth episode to make the one-run differential stand up. Top hitter in the game was Louis Tissman of the Dominions who had a double and one-bagger. Playing-manager Dan McLennan stroked two hits, both singles, for the winners while Cecil Browne of the vanquished nine matched that output.

Hind (L) and Mooney
May (W) and A. Olien

(August 14)  The Columbus Club made things more difficult for the Arenas in the second-series race by doubling the Rinkmen 4 to 2 at Wesley Park. Darkness terminated play at the end of the eighth episode. The Clubbers assumed a one-run lead in the second spasm and then bunched four hits for three runs in the sixth to take a commanding position. The Arenas picked up their pair of tallies in the seventh stanza. Leo Johnson, youthful Club hurler, was the hero of the contest. He held the Rinkmen to five scattered hits while issuing just two free tickets. His quick move to first base was also a factor as he picked off two Arena runners . Bert Stainsby pitched for the losers and, but for a bad sixth inning, pitched a decent game. Displaying his noted control, he did not walk a single Cee Cee batter. Tommy Shannon and Carl Franks led the eight-hit attack mounted by the victors, stroking two singles each. Bill Siddle of the first-half pennant winners also singled twice.

Johnson (W) and Bradley
Stainsby (L) and Kennedy

(August 15)  The Tammany Tigers, greatly weakened since the start of the second series owing to players leaving the city and injuries, sprang a real surprise in a seven-inning, darkness-shortened affair at Wesley Park when they administered a 9 to 3 trouncing to the Transconas. The Bengals led for most of the clash and took control of the game by putting up a six-spot on the scoreboard in the sixth inning. Alex Hill pitched effectively for the Jungle Kings, walking only one batter while breezing seven. Of the six hits he yielded, three went for extra bases including two home runs. All three runs plated by the Railroaders came as a result of four-ply clouts, second baseman Rivers blasting one with a runner aboard and losing heaver Art Atkins the other. Atkins, better known as Tommy, gave up seven of the ten safeties garnered by the winners before getting yanked in favor of Sid May during the disastrous sixth stanza. Sam Perlman of the victors clipped the apple for a two-bagger and single and had three RBI’s. Teammate Bill Cockburn slammed a brace of two-baggers while fellow catcher Alex Olien doubled and singled for the ‘Sconas.

Hill (W) and Cockburn
Atkins (L), May (6) and A. Olien

(August 16)  The Express took a stranglehold on the second-series pennant by hanging on to take a 4 to 3 darkness-assisted, six-inning triumph over the Arenas. Sporting a 4 to 1 cushion with rain falling and threatening to prevent the fifth round from being completed, the Freighters battled fast to retire the side and make the game official. However, a two-out throwing error with a runner perched at second base reduced the deficit for the Rinkmen to two. A walk and a base hit followed, loading the sacks. A wild pitch on a swinging third strike brought a third Arena run across the pan and left the bases fully occupied but Finley Fairfield of the Deliverymen, in relief of starter and winner Ernie Stokes, put a stop to the rally by retrieving a first-pitch come backer and tossing George Kennedy out at first. At this point, some of the clouds cleared away and the umpire sent the teams into a sixth stanza. Neither team was able to plate another tally in the sixth as Fairfield struck out the side with the arbiter finally terminating proceedings with the lack of available illumination. Walter Lawton pitched the full distance for the Arenas and turned in a fair performance. He was nicked for eight hits but had good control, giving up just one free pass. The Rinkmen had just four hits, three coming off Stokes who also issued three bases-on-balls. Gordon Caslake was the hitting hero for the victors with a triple and a single.

Stokes (W), Fairfield (5) and Mooney
Lawton (L) and Kennedy
(August 17)  The Tammany Tigers and Columbus Club failed to come to a decision in an eight-inning affair at Wesley Park. The score was 4 – 4 when darkness forced a stop to hostilities. The Bengals jumped away to a three-run lead in the very first round but the Clubbers retaliated with a singleton in the fourth and a trey in the fifth to temporarily forge ahead. The Ferocious Felines were quick to offset the Cee Cee advantage by scoring one in their half of the fifth. Sally Rushworth pine ball for the Columbians. His southpaw offerings had the Jungle Kings puzzled and only three hits were garnered off his deliveries. Alex Hill pitched well for the Tammany’s. Five hits were the best that the Clubbers could do with his stuff. No batter from either squad was able to acquire more than one base hit.

Rushworth and Bradley
Hill and Cockburn

(August 18)  The Dominion Express clinched the second-series pennant of the WSABL and qualified to meet the Arenas, first-series winners, for the league honors when they handed their nearest rivals, the Transconas, a sound 9 to 0 lacing in the seven-inning first game of a doubleheader staged before more than 2,000 spectators at Wesley Park. The Tammany Tigers whipped the Arenas 8 to 5 in the second portion of the twin-bill.

The brightest feature of the one-sided matinee tilt was the brilliant hurling of veteran Jack Hind who held the Railroad Towners to two hits and fanned seven in the seven stanzas played. The Freighters launched seven hits in the third round for six runs to sew up the result. Dick Lapp, the first of three tossers used by the ‘Sconas, was yanked during the third-session outburst and was tagged with the setback. “Packey” McFarlane led the nine-hit attack of the Deliverymen with a triple and double.

Lapp(L), Atkins (3), Huget (6) and Klingbell, A. Olien
Hind (W) and B. Brown

The second tilt was keenly contested and was marked by a lot of fast play including four double plays, three by the Tigers, as well as two home runs, one of which by “Slim” Austman sealed the deal for the Bengals. Sammy McCallum, who has been pitching for the Maple Leafs in the Intermediate League, was on the slab for the Jungle Kings and, although raked for a dozen Arena hits, scattered them reasonably well except for the final canto. Southpaw Dunc Irvine of the Rinkmen, nicked for nine safeties, had eleven strikeouts but was victimized by six errors resulting in seven unearned runs. Autstman had a single in addition to his four-bagger. Bill Borland punched out four hits for the vanquished nine, including a double, while Greig Warren cracked a brace of two-baggers and catcher George Kennedy swatted a round-tripper
McCallum (W) and Cockburn
Irvine (L) and Kennedy

(August 20)  A third tie game in ten days was provided at Wesley Park when the Columbus Club and Transcona battled to a 2 – 2 draw. Darkness halted proceedings at the conclusion of the seventh round. The ‘Sconas had a 5 to 3 edge in base hits. Although there was really nothing at stake, the teams fought hard throughout and it fell to Sid May to step in for the Railroaders during the second spasm against his old mates and tame them for the final six stanzas on one hit.  Starter Pete Huget had surrendered singletons in each of the opening and second rounds when May got the call to ascend the knoll. The Transconas chased both their counters across in the third chapter when Olie Olien lit up “Darky” Bouchard for a two-run single. Olien had a single as well to emerge as the game’s sole multi-hit player.

Bouchard and Bradley
Huget, May (2) and A. Olien

(August 21)  A solid display of pitching defined the WSABL game played at Wesley Park in which the Arenas defeated the Tammany Tigers 3 to 1. It was a game in which both heavers yielded but three hits and all the runs plated were scored without the aid of a bingle. The Rinkmen tallied all their runs in the second round when losing twirler Alex Hill experienced his only streak of wildness by issuing three walks and hitting two batters which, coupled with an error, produced three counters. A walk given up by winning flinger Bobby Beddome, who was given his first start in senior company after warming the bench for some time, and two successive Arena errors gave the Stripped Cats their single marker in the sixth. Catcher Bill Cockburn of the Bengals, with a double and single, was the only batter in the contest to accumulate plural hit totals. 

Bedome (W) and Kennedy
Hill (L) and Cockburn

(August 23)  The Tammany Tigers doomed the Arenas down to the cellar position for the remainder of the second series by taking a one-sided 11 to 3 verdict from the first-series winners. After giving up a three-spot in the opening panel, winning slabster Sammy McCallum put the skids under the Rinkmen for the remainder of the game. Meanwhile, losing heaver Bert Stainsby was ineffective in the cold weather and was roughed up for six runs in the sixth panel which essentially settled the issue. Tony Baril had three hits , including a double, for the winners and drove in five runs. Fellow Tiger, Ward McVey, added a two-bagger and single. Bill Siddle, with a brace of one-baggers was the lone member of the losers to get more than one hit.

Stainsby (L) and Lloyd
McCallum (W) and Singbush

(August 24)  Six opposition runs in the first round proved too much for the Tammany Tigers to overcome and the Columbus Club romped off with a 7 to 5 victory at Wesley Park in a game called because of darkness after 5-1/2 innings of play. Leo Johnson and Alex Hill, two young hurlers who have made a good showing in senior company this season, were the mound foes, each fanning six while yielding seven hits. It was a ragged exhibition. Each side made five errors and the misplays figured prominently in the scoring. Jim Bradley and George McGrath each singled twice for the Clubbers. Ward McVey of the Bengals went long distance with a powerful four-ply shot over the right field fence with one mate aboard. He also stroked a one-bagger while teammate “Slim” Austman delivered a double and single.

Hill (L) and Cockburn
Johnson (W) and Bradley

(August 25)  A ten-inning 2 – 2 tie between Transcona and the Arenas featured a double-bill put on by the WSABL at Wesley Park. In the other game, the Express continued their winning ways by taking down the Columbus Club 6 to 2 in a seven-stanza affair.

The Transcona squad furnished a thrilling finish to escape defeat in the opener. They were two runs in arrears when they came to bat in what was supposed to be the final session when they rallied to get within one run on a double steal in which Alex Olien crossed the dish and then an RBI-single off the bat of “Tommy” Atkins which tied the score.  Nothing was settled in the remaining rounds and the game was called so the second scheduled encounter could begin. The ‘Sconas hurler, Martin, a call-up from the intermediate ranks, pitched well in his senior debut, yielding but four scattered singles without issuing a walk. He toiled the first eight episodes before turning the horsehide over to Atkins who worked the last two frames. The Railroaders had a decided advantage over the Arenas in the base hit department, raking Walter Lawton for ten safeties. Pat Johnston had a solid game with the willow for the victors, stroking two singles and a double. Atkins and Dunc McCorquodale followed with a pair of one-baggers each.

Lawton and Kennedy
Martin, Atkins (9) and A Olien

Home runs by “Buster” Jones and Pat Cann, each coming with a runner on the paths, played a leading part of the Freighters victory in the wrap-up event. The veteran Jones was again dug up from the retired list to pitch for the Dominions and, with wily savvy, he held the Clubbers to six hits.  Jim McConnell worked on the slab for the Columbians and was nicked for seven safeties. Carl Franks of the losing Cee Cee’s was the hitting star of the game, getting to Jones for three singles. Steve Penu topped the Deliverymen offensively, drilling a double and one-bagger.

Jones (W) and Mooney
McConnell (L) and Bradley

(August 27)  The pennant-winning Express and Tammany Tigers wound up the second-series at Wesley Park where the Freighters continued their brilliant gait to the finish by doubling the Bengals 6 to 3. Rain and dark clouds shortened the final tilt to six rounds. The Jungle Cats came out of the gate roaring and plated all three of their counters in the top-of-the-opening panel but then, upon taking the field, threw away their advantage by playing ragged and bonehead ball. A weird first inning ended with the Freighters claiming five counters on three errors, two hits , a pair of walks and a brain freeze causing mental mistakes. The Deliverymen added one more tally in the fifth to end the scoring. Only seven base hits were doled out by the competing moundsmen, four by winning twirler Bevin Brown and three off the slants of losing chucker Sammy McCallum. “Slim” Austman of the Tammany’s, with a double and single, led all batters with his brace of bingles.

McCallum (L) and Singbush
B. Brown (W) and Mooney

FINAL STANDINGS         W      L     Pct.
Dominion Express       11      1    .917
Transcona               4      5    .444
Columbus Club           4      6    .400
Tammany Tigers          4      7    .364
Arenas                  3      7    .300

PLAYOFF FINALS  Arenas (first-series champions) vs Express (second-series winners)  best-of-seven series

(August 30)  Powerful work with bludgeon in the first and third frames, when they amassed five counters, gave the Arenas a well earned 6 to 3 victory and the jump on the Express baseballers in the first tilt of the WSABL finals . The Rinkmen, who sleep-walked through the second series as doormats, set the tone for the clash by roughing up losing twirler Jack Hind for four solid hits in the opening round to take a 3 – 0 lead. Adding a deuce in the third, they remained in command throughout. Winning heaver Bert Stainsby, nicked for seven hits, kept them well scattered for the most part but was a trifle wild at times, issuing free transportation to three batters. Pacing the balanced eight-hit attack of the winners were Bill Borland and Art Frick who each delivered a brace of singles. Pat Cann of the Deliverymen belted a home run and a single to take the overall hitting honors for the clash.  

Hind (L) and Mooney
Stainsby (W) and Kennedy

(September 1)  Dominion Express squared the WSABL finals at a game apiece by nosing out the Arenas 5 to 4 in an 11-inning fixture at Wesley Park. Back-to-back doubles by Cecil Browne and Gord Caslake in the second bonus round of play produced the walkoff winner. The teams battled through the first eight episodes with each side garnering just one counter. Deuces by the both foes in the ninth sent the encounter into overtime, deadlocked at 3 – 3. A pair of ninth-inning relievers, both wily veterans, were the pitchers of record as “Buster” Jones got the nod over Bert Stainsby. The Deliverymen had a 9 to 5 edge in base hits over the Rinkmen. Caslake had a single in addition to his game-winning two-bagger. Bill Siddle of the vanquished Arenas also stroked a double and one-base rap. The Arenas lodged a protest regarding the use of Jones by the Freighters, claiming he hadn’t participated in the minimum number of regular-season games to qualify for the playoff roster.

Irvine, Stainsby (L) (9) and Kennedy
Fairfield, Jones (W) (9) and Mooney

(September 3)  Wesley Park was no place for the faint of heart on Labor Day as two thrilling games kept an overflow mass of spectators on the edge of their seats throughout. The Arenas and Express broke even in the two-game joust with both games being decided in the ninth inning. More than 4,000 people packed the stands and circled the playing field in the morning encounter in which the Arenas won 4 to 3 with a last-inning rally while the Freighters, before another packed house of 4,000, snatched victory from the jaws of defeat to capture the afternoon encounter 8 to 7.

Trailing 3 to 1 after five frames of the opener, the Rinkmen scored a deuce in the sixth to knot the count. Goose eggs adorned the scoreboard the rest of the way until the bottom-of-the-ninth when the first-series’ winners filled the bases with none down and climaxed their comeback when “Bunny” Warren sprinted home from third with the deciding counter when Express first baseman Pat Cann fumbled catcher George Kennedy’s grounder. It was a disappointing finish for Cann who had a brace of bingles in sharing hitting honors with teammates Cec Browne, Steve Karahan and Nelson Moody as part of the Freighters’ 11-hit attack against winning tosser Walter Lawton. The Rinkmen had a balanced offensive output, registering eight base raps off the slants of Bevin Brown, with no batter in the lineup managing more than one safety. 

B . Brown (L) and Mooney
Lawton (W) and Kennedy

Each team used two chuckers in the second encounter. Ernie Stokes, who has been pitching brilliant ball this season, began on the hillock for the Deliverymen but could not get going and voluntarily removed himself from the joust in the third round. Finley Fairfield, facing a 5 – 1 deficit, took over and, except for the sixth spasm when he gave up a pair of tallies, held the Arenas scoreless the rest of the way. The Rinkmen trotted out their youngest slab artist, Bob Bedome, to the mound and he went good until the seventh session when Bill Siddle was called in from shortstop to quell an uprising. Siddle got the Arenas out of the jam but unraveled in the ninth chapter when the Express, in arrears by a deuce, overcame the deficiency by slapping him around for three hits, which combined with a walk and some daring base running, produced three markers and a walkoff win. Pat Cann atoned for his first-game faux pas by nailing two home runs to go along with a pair of singles. His ninth-canto one-bagger drove in the winning run. Cecil Browne also crushed a four-bagger plus a single for the victors. Second baseman Bert Lloyd drilled a triad of one-base raps for the losers.    

Bedome, Siddle (L) (7) and Kennedy
Stokes, Fairfield (W) (3) and Mooney

(September 4)  The protest lodged by the Arenas concerning the eligibility of “Buster” Jones in the playoff game of September 1 was thrown out by the league.

(September 5)  Dunc Irvine’s first-inning streak of wildness allowed the Dominion Express baseballers to run across four counters, an output which proved enough to give them a 4 to 2 seven-stanza victory over the Arenas and a three-games-to-two edge in the WSABL finals. Irvine pitched well after the bad start and held the Freighters scoreless during the balance of the game but his teammates were unable to plate more than a bottom-of-the-seventh deuce against winning chucker Jack Hind. Darkness prevented them from getting another opportunity to bat. Nelson Mooney, Express catcher was responsible for all his team’s runs. With two retired in the first frame, Moody delivered a long three-RBI single that cleared the loaded sacks. He later scored the fourth run for the Deliverymen on a wild pitch. Hind yielded just two hits and four free passes while Irvine was nicked for only three safeties and three bases-on-balls, the trio of walks all occurring in the disastrous opening panel.

Hind (W) and Mooney
Irvine (L) and Kennedy

(September 7)  With their backs against the wall, the Arenas went out and stopped the Express gang of diamondeers 4 to 1 to square the WSABL finals at three games apiece. Darkness prevented play beyond the seventh stanza. Just like the Freighters did two days previous, the Rinkmen plated a sufficient number of runs to win the game in the initial panel when they jumped in front by a 3 – 0 count. Outhit by their foes the rest of the way, the Arenas stifled the Deliverymen with their solid defensive play, especially shortstop Bill Siddle who accepted 11 chances without missing a beat. Bert Stainsby, nicked for eight hits, pitched the full distance for the Rinkmen. His best sessions on the bump came in the final two frames when he gave the Deliverymen nary a sniff when it came to scoring opportunities. Bevin Brown started slab duty for the Dominions but was wild as a hawk. He walked the first three batters to face him in the initial stanza and two hits followed which did the damage. A similar start to the second spasm resulted in his quick removal as “Buster” Jones took over and pitched steady ball the rest of the way. Jones gave up three of the five Arena safeties during the six sessions he was on the knoll. The lone run he surrendered was a bases-empty four-bagger which came of the bat of “Bunny” Warren. Expressmen Steve Penu, with three singles, and Steve Karahan, with a pair, were the only multi-hit players in the contest.

Stainsby (W) and Sheppard, Kennedy
B. Brown (L), Jones (2) and Mooney

(September 8)  With the league championship hanging on a seventh game, 4,500 fans jammed their way into Wesley Park for the final WSABL tussle from which the Arenas emerged as a deserving 6 to 5 winner over the Express. The Rinkmen played a ragged game afield but they won because they belted the horsehide more frequently, outswatting the Freighters 10 to 6, and came through in the pinches when bingles meant bacon. In arrears by a 4 to 1 count after four frames were in the books, the Arenas started a comeback march by running across a trey in the fifth to tie the score. A deuce in the seventh put them ahead to stay. The Deliverymen narrowed the gap to a singleton in the eighth episode and went down fighting in the ninth. They had the potential tying marker on first bases when “Bunny” Warren, the rotund third sacker of the champions, rose to the occasion with a pair of outstanding defensive plays, the last of which was initiating a game-ending double play. Winning heaver Dunc Irvine persevered through the early stages of the game when his defensive support was sub-par and pitched well. The Dominions used three hurlers with “Buster” Jones, the second of the trio, taking the mound setback. Top stickman in the tussle was keystone sacker Bert Lloyd of the victors who spanked the sphere for a double and a pair of one base raps.

Hind, Jones (L ) (5), Stokes (9) and Mooney
Irvine (W) and Sheppard


Elmwood Giants
St. Boniface
South End


(May 19)  Norwood and the defending champion Elmwood Giants officially opened the 1923 season of the Manitoba Senior Amateur Baseball League at Norwood Park, the former winning a regular swatfest by a score of 14 to 12. The hosts racked up 14 base blows with catcher Herb May leading the way by blasting a home run and two singles. Initial sacker Krosky of the Giants hammered a brace of triples in pacing their 12-hit attack. 

Stubbs (L), Woodman (7) and Woods
McConnell (W), Roberts (8) and H. May

(May 21)  Bunching four of their seven hits in the sixth inning to plate four tallies, the South End baseballers made a successful start in the MSABL at Norwood Park by defeating St Boniface 4 to 3. Bill “Lefty” Cannon, spinning a six-hitter with eight whiffs, copped the knoll verdict over the Saints’ Leveque who fanned nine. Outfielders Martin and Baker, along with first baseman Mallow, each registered two singles for the winners. Leveque singled twice in a losing cause.

Cannon (W) and Moberly
Leveque (L) and Marcoux

(May 23)  Harold Hultman’s stellar pitching and the timely hitting by his teammates enabled Norwood to record their second consecutive victory in the MSABL at Norwood Park by defeating St. Boniface 11 to 2. Hultman’s offerings completely baffled the Saints who could do no better than gather two hits, one being a two-run homer by outfielder Brodeur in the seventh stanza. Norwood lost little time in getting down to business, scoring twice in the opening panel. They put the result on ice with four-spots in each of the fourth and sixth sessions. Flychaser “Fungo” Waaks had four, including a double, of the 13 hits stroked by the winners wile catcher Herb May followed with a triple and two singles.

Hultman (W) and H. May
Mackie (L), Leveque (6), J. Trender (7) and Marcoux

(May 25)  The Elmwood Giants picked up their first win of the MSABL season at the expense of the St. Boniface team by pounding out an 11 to 5 victory. Elmwood put the game away by running across five counters in the eighth episode. 

Mackie (L), J. Trendler (8) and Gladu
Woodman (W) and Woods

(May 26)  Norwood baseballers registered their third consecutive victory in the MSABL by defeating South End 9 to 4 at the Norwood grounds. The game was practically won in the second spasm when the league-leaders got to losing twirler Bill Cannon for three hits and a pair of free passes which resulted in four runs. Winning heaver “Lefty” Roberts was in trouble in only one inning, the seventh, when the South Enders ran across three counters.

Roberts (W) and H. May
Cannon (L) and McQuillan

(June 1)  The Medicals made their debut in the MSABL and held the strong St. Boniface team to a 4 – 4 tie in an eight-inning affair shortened by darkness. The Saints assumed an early lead which they held throughout the contest but the Meds staged a final-stanza rally to knot the count and had the potential lead run thrown out at the plate when outfielder Sanderson broke his ankle while sliding home.

Leveque, Mackie (8) and Marcoux, Gladu
Handford  and McGill

(June 2)  Battering the offering of a pair of Medical hurlers, Norwood ripped off their fourth consecutive victory in the MSABL by defeating the Meds 12 to 5 at Norwood Park. Catcher Herb May, with four bingles, and second baseman “Sonny” Levin, with three safe blows, were the hitting stars for the Norwoods. “Hippo” McConnell gave up eight hits in securing the mound win.

McConnell (W) and H. May
Elder (L), Rutherford (4) and McGill

(June 4)  There seems to be no stopping the Norwood team of the MSABL as they registered their fifth consecutive victory, clobbering the Elmwood Giants 19 to 1. Harold Hultman won the easy mound verdict. Every batter in the Norwood lineup had at least one base rap.

Hultman (W) and H. May
Ellicott (L), Woodman and Woods, Charman

(June 6)  The Medicals caused somewhat of a mild surprise when they registered their initial win of the season by handing the South End aggregation a 10 to 5 drubbing at Norwood Park. Up until the seventh stanza, winning slabster “Doc” Rutherford, who fanned a dozen, held the South Enders scoreless. The Meds scintillated in the field, not one error being registered against them. Query and Kelliher, with three safe swats apiece, were the batting stars of the contest.

McDonald (L), Cannon (4) and xxx
Rutherford (W) and McGill

(June 8)  The surprising Medicals registered their second straight victory in the MSABL when they downed Elmwood 11 to 5 at Norwood Park. Fourth-inning reliever “Doc” Rutherford held the Elmwood nine to just one solitary bingle in five frames of mound work to earn the hillock decision over Johnny Woodman.

Elder, Rutherford (W) (4) and McGill
Woodman (L) and Woods

(June 9)  South End returned to form in the MSABL when they handed the lowly St. Boniface aggregation a 14 to 7 drubbing at Norwood Park. Although wild at times, winning heaver Rushworth was afforded gilt-edged defensive support in going the distance for the knoll triumph.

Rushworth (W) and McQuillan
Mackie (L), Wilding and Gladu

(June 11)  Norwood took a stranglehold on the first series pennant by registering a 15 to 1 victory over the Medicals at Norwood Park. It was Norwood’s seventh straight MSABL victory. Fireballing Harold Hultman was on the knoll for the league-leaders and stymied the Meds on just three hits. The victors put the game on ice with a seven-spot in the second spasm Herb May and Con Puhan each had three hits off the slants of losing tosser Patterson.

Patterson (L) and McGill
Hultman (W) and H. May

STANDINGS              W      L      Pct.
Norwood                6      0    1.000
South End              2      2     .500
Medicals               2      2     .500
Elmwood                1      3     .250
St. Boniface           0      4     .000

(June 13)  The Elmwood Giants nosed out the winless St. Boniface nine 10 to 9 in a hard-hitting MSABL affair. “Lefty” Ward escaped with the complete-game mound victory over the Saints’ starter Bibeau who had a brace of doubles in a losing cause. 

Ward (W) and Woods
Bibeau (L), Leveque (2) and Gladu

(June 15)  St. Boniface upset Norwood.

(June 16)  The Medicals took over the runner-up spot in the first series standings by clipping South End 14 to 8 at Norwood Park. After the first five frames, the Meds were clinging to 3 to 2 lead but, in the sixth and seventh spasms, they began to pull away, running up a substantial margin against losing twirler Jimmy Cannon. Winning heaver “Doc” Rutherford had only one bad session on the knoll, the seventh, when the South Enders lit him up for a four-spot. McIvor of the victors and Query of the vanquished nine led their respective teams with three hits apiece.

Rutherford (W) and McGill
Cannon (L), Gustafson (7) and McQuillan

(June 18)  South End baseballers dropped their second decision in three days when they bowed before the rejuvenated Elmwood Giants by a score of 10 to 8 “Lefty” Ward whiffed 13 in pitching his second victory of the campaign. Eight runs by the Giants in the third round, which sent losing tosser Sally Rushworth to the sidelines, was the key to the Elmwood win. Ward helped his own cause by stinging the spheroid for three safe blows.

Rushworth (L), McDonald (3) and McQuillan
Ward (W) and Woods

(June 19)  The first-place Norwood diamond pastimers of the Manitoba Senior Amateur League caused a mild surprise then they edged the visiting Columbus Club of the Winnipeg Senior Amateur League 7 to 6 in an exhibition contest staged for the financial benefit of Medical player Sanderson who had his leg broken in a recent game. Junior call-up Wilf Arnott copped the pitching decision over “Darky” Bouchard. Both tossers went the route. Norwood infielders Dunbar, “Sonny” Levin and Jack Seel as well as Art Meany of the Cee Cee’s each registered three base hits in the swatfest.

Bouchard (L) and Bradley
Arnott (W) and H. May

(June 20)  Scoring three times in the top-of-the-ninth round, the Medicals slugged their way past St. Boniface 15 to 12 at Norwood Park. Patterson and McIvor of the Meds and the Saints’ Morrison were the leading swat artists of the game.

Elder (W) and McGill
Leveque (L) and Morrison

(June 22)  Norwood balltossers carried off the first-series honors of the MSABL by defeating the South End crew 4 to 3 in a snappy contest at Norwood Park. The game was replete with brilliant pitching and fielding. Harold Hultman did the hurling for the league leaders, taking the close mound decision from rookie heaver McDonald.

Hultman (W) and H. May
McDonald (L) and McQuillan

(June 23)  The Elmwood Giants closed the first series of the MSABL with a 5 to 2 victory over the Medicals. “Dutch” Helfrick, a former Medical, did the hurling for the Suburbanites while young Len Gibson, a junior call-up, was on the knoll for the Sawbones.

Helfrick (W) and Woods
Gibson (L) and McGill

FINAL STANDINGS             W      L      Pct.
Norwood                     7      1      .875
Medicals                    4      3      .571
Elmwood                     4      3      .571
South End                   2      5      .286
St. Boniface                1      6      .143


(June 25)  First-series’ pennant-winning Norwood opened the second series with an impressive 17 to 6 pasting of the Elmwood Giants. Norwood chucker Wilf Arnott, the youngster who turned back the Columbus Club of the WSABL a week ago, notched the pitching win and, outside of the opening panel when he was roughed up for a five-spot, did a creditable job on the knoll. An eight-run fourth-frame put the Norwood aggregation in the driver’s seat. “Sonny” Levin of the winners and the Giants’ Graham had three safeties apiece for their respective squads.  

Ward (L), Helfrick (5) and Woods
Arnott (W) and H. May

(June 27)  A seventh-inning rally which netted four runs allowed St. Boniface to claim a 12 to 9 victory over South End in MSABL action at Norwood Park.

McDonald (L), Fairfield and Burns
Brodeur (W) and Gladu

(June 29)  The masterly hurling of veteran slabster Bill “Doc” Rutherford put a check on the winning ways of the Norwood nine who were defeated 6 to 4 in MSABL action at Norwood Park. Toddy May and Caswell of the vanquished squad were the leading hitters of the evening with three bingles each.

Rutherford (W) and McGill
Hultman (L), Arnott (6) and Todd

(June 30)  The Elmwood Giants, having an insufficient number of players on hand, forfeited their game against St. Boniface.

(July 9)  Norwood’s MSABL baseballers experienced another defeat when the South End team chalked up a 7 to 4 victory over the first-series’ winners at the Norwood grounds. Youthful chucker McDonald of the South Enders had a strong start, although weakening near the end, in earning the hurling win over veteran Vic Nestor, a former Transcona heaver.

McDonald (W) and McQuillan
Nestor (L) and H. May

(July 11)  Bill “Doc” Rutherford slammed a broken-bat double that drove in two runs and pitched the Medicals to a 13 to 3 thrashing of the Elmwood Giants. Elmwood centre fielder Hogie crushed one of Rutherford’s offerings for the longest home run of the season at Norwood Park.

(July 12)  St. Boniface assumed leadership in the second series of the MSABL by trouncing the Medicals 14 to 10 in an offensively-charged affair. Three hurlers from the Meds failed to stop the Saints. Leveque went the route in picking up the heaving win for the Cathedral City nine. Teammate Tony Baril led all swatsmiths with three bingles.

Leveque (W) and Gladu
Clifford (L), Elder, Rutherford and McGill

(July 16)  Norwood stayed in the running for the second-series honors  by handing the Medicals a 9 to 5 defeat. Harry Mason, formerly of the Express team, made his debut on the Norwood diamond this season and pitched well except for the third inning. 14 Medical batters fell prey to his benders during the course of the game. “Doc” Rutherford, star twirler for the Meds, was kayoed from the slab in the third round and suffered the loss. Mason helped his winning cause on the rubber by slamming three hits.

Rutherford (L), Clifford (3) and McGill
Mason (W) and H. May

(July 17)  Norwood baseballers continued their torrid hitting of late when they slapped down the visiting St. Boniface nine 14 to 10 at Norwood Park. Starter Harold Hultman of the hosts claimed the hurling decision.

Leveque (L), Bibeau (3) and Gladu
Hultman (W), Mason (7) and H. May

(July 18)  St. Boniface suffered their second setback in two evenings when they were nosed out 9 to 8 by the Elmwood Giants.

Ward (W) and Charman
Brodeur, J. Trender (L) (6) and Leveque

STANDINGS                W      L      Pct.
St. Boniface             4      2      .667
Norwood                  4      2      .667
South End                3      2      .600
Medicals                 2      3      .400
Elmwood                  1      5      .167

(July 20)   South End went into a three-cornered tie with Norwood and St. Boniface for second-series honors in the MSABA by defeating the Medicals 7 to 4 at Norwood Park. The South Enders bunched hits off Gordon Kaye, who made his initial appearance in a Meds’ uniform, in the second and fourth innings for all their runs. Young McDonald pitched well for the winners, only being hit hard in the fourth frame when the Sawbones pounded his offering for all three of their counters. McDonald, as well as McIvor of the Medicals, were the swat stars of the game.

McDonald (W) and McQuillan
Kaye (L) and McGill

(July 23)  South End jumped into the leadership for second series honors when they handed the Elmwood Giants a 6 to 5 setback in a closely-contested MSABL tussle at Norwood Park. Winning heaver Stan Strom of the South Enders, for the second time this season, turned back his former teammates. “Lefty” Ward was the hard-luck loser. Both Ward and his batterymate, catcher Woods, had considerable success at the plate, each stroking three bingles.  A protest followed as per the result of this game and the league president ordered it replayed.  

Strome (W) and McQuillan
Ward (L) and Woods

(July 25)  In a game marked by brilliant pitching and airtight defensive play, St. Boniface and the Medicals battled to a scoreless draw. Darkness forced the termination of hostilities after nine innings. The pitching of the Medicals’ “Doc” Rutherford, who fanned ten, and Bibeau of the Saints was the highlight of the contest.

Bibeau and Gladu
Rutherford and McGill

(July 26)  Norwood and St. Boniface struggled to a nine-inning 1 – 1 tie as darkness prevented play into overtime. Harry Mason, pitching for Norwood, was credited with a no-hit game and would have had a shutout, as well, but for infield errors. The Saints’ complete-game tosser, “Smoky” Harris, tamed the Norwoods successfully for the first three rounds but gave up a fourth-frame tally after Con Puhan had led off with a base knock. Though Mason walked several batters, his control returned in time to pull him out of every hole.

(July 28)  The Medicals nosed past the Elmwood Giants 3 to 2 in a well-played MSABL game at Norwood Park. The game featured top-flight pitching from winning twirler Gordon Kaye of the Meds and Elmwood’s Olie Olien, formerly with Transcona of the WSABL. Kaye’s triumph resulted from the superior defensive support afforded him.

(August 1)  Norwood rallied for two runs after two had been retired in the bottom-of-the-ninth canto to pull out a 2 to 1 victory over the Elmwood Giants. With the win, Norwood squeezed to the front of the pack in the second-series standings of the MSABL. The game featured a pitcher’s duel between two star southpaw hurlers, winner “Lefty” Roberts and “Lefty” Ward of the Giants. Alex Olien of the vanquished nine was the leading hitter in the contest.

Ward (L) and Woods, A. Olien
Roberts (W) and H. May

(August 2)  St. Boniface emerged as an 8 to 3 victors over the Medicals in an MSABL affair at Norwood Park. Four tallies by the Saints in the fifth frame sewed up the result. With the win, the Cathedral City nine moved back into a first-place tie with Norwood in the second-series standings.

Rutherford (L) and McGill
Bibeau (W) and Marcoux

(August 3)  Harry Mason fashioned a no-hit, no-run game in pitching Norwood to a convincing 12 to 0 thumping of the Medicals.

Mason (W) and H. May
Kaye (L) and McGill

STANDINGS               W      L      Pct.
Norwood                 6      2      .750
St. Boniface            5      2      .714
South End               4      2      .667
Medicals                3      6      .333
Elmwood                 1      7      .125

(August 4)  The South End diamond pastimers broke even in a three-team double-bill staged at Norwood Park, hammering St. Boniface 13 to 3 in the matinee tussle before dropping a 3 to 2 squeaker to front-running Norwood in the late encounter.

The South Enders, behind the pitching of winning slabster Cannington, were aided greatly by sloppy defensive play of the Saints in the opener.
The finale, a pitcher’s battle, was a closely-contested affair in which the Norwood nine were able to withstand a ninth-inning threat by South End to increase their lead atop the MSABL second-series standings.

Roberts (W) and H. May
McDonald (L) and McQuillan

(August 4)  A scheduled game between Elmwood and St. Boniface was awarded to the Saints by default when the Giants’ team failed to appear.

(August 6)  Gordon Kaye pitched the Medicals to a double victory in MSABL action at the Norwood diamond. The Meds turned back the South End brigade 2 to 1 to start the day’s proceedings and then took the Elmwood Giants down 11 to 2 in the windup tilt. The slim youngster yielded just three opposition runs over the course of the 18 innings that he pitched. South End left-hander Sally Rushworth pitched well in the opener in losing the mound verdict to Kaye.

Kaye (W) and McGill
Rushworth (L) and McQuillan

In the second affair, the Sawbones clouted Olie Olien’s slants to all parts of the ball lot.

Kaye (W) and McGill
O. Olien (L) and A. Olien

(August 7)  Front-running Norwood moved further ahead in the second-series pennant race by taking their old rivals, the St. Boniface nine, into camp by a score of 5 to 1. Winning flinger “Lefty” Roberts baffled the Saints with his assortment of hooks in turning in his fifth straight mound victory.

(August 10)  The Elmwood and South End teams battled to a 1 – 1 draw in a MSABL tilt that ended after seven stanzas because of darkness. “Lefty” Ward, on the slab for the Giants, had ten strikeouts in his mound duel with Stan Strome of the South Enders.

Ward and Woods
Strome and McQuillan

(August 11)  St. Boniface got off the a five-run start in the first inning and went on to shutout the Medicals 6 to 0 in a rain-shortened, six-inning MSABL game on the Norwood grounds.

(August 13)  After a valiant but unsuccessful bid for the league title last season, the Norwood baseballers clinched the second-series pennant and the overall MSABL championship by defeating the South End nine 4 to 0. The game was a close affair except for the fourth frame when the Norwoods got to losing chucker McDonald for four of their five bingles to plate all four of their runs. Winning heaver “Lefty” Roberts whiffed ten and gave up just one hit in collecting his sixth straight knoll verdict. McDonald fanned six Norwood swat artists. Only one extra-base hit occurred during the tilt, a double by second sacker Jack Seel of the winners.

Roberts (W) and H. May
McDonald (L) and McQuillan

(August 14)  South End ran across seven counters in their first turn at bat and hung on to defeat the Elmwood Giants 8 to 7 in an MSABL fixture on the Norwood grounds. The Giants rallied by scoring runs in every inning but one to tie the score at the end of six frames. Then, in the seventh and final stanza, the South Enders plated the deciding marker.

FINAL STANDINGS    W      L      Pct.
Norwood            9      2      .818
St. Boniface       6      4      .600
South End          6      5      .545
Medicals           5      7      .417
Elmwood            1      9      .100  


Intra-league games were few and far between within this circuit as member teams gave greater priority to exhibition tilts against outside opponents.

Brandon Greys

(May 29)  Souris and Brandon battled to a 7 – 7 tie in the opening game of the Southwestern Baseball League. No attempt to play a tenth inning was made and the game was called because of darkness. “Cap” Lutes of the visiting Greys and Nick Fry of Souris both went the distance. Fry was the sharpest of the two, striking out 13 while issuing just one base-on-balls. Lutes fanned seven and issued five free passes. The hosts had a 7 to 6 advantage in base hits. Third baseman Bill Porter had two long doubles for the Brandon team while shortstop Davidson drilled a two-bagger and single for the homesters.

Lutes and Cochlan
Fry and Graham

(June 7)  Brandon won their home opener, running up a 15 to 2 count against a defensively inept Wawanesa nine. The Greys ran up 14 base blows while the visitors were booting the ball on nine occasions. “Krug” Crawford worked on the mound for the Wheat City nine for six innings before he turned the ball over to Dunc McGregor, a member of last season’s Elmwood team, for the final three frames. Each Brandon twirler yielded just two hits. Shortstop Herb Stuart singled three times for the winners while Crawford and catcher Harvey Cochlan each delivered a brace of one-baggers.

Cliff Cory (L) and Rogers, Wallace
Crawford (W) McGregor (7) and Cochlan

(June 14)  Maintaining their hard-hitting streak, the Brandon Greys travelled to Wawanesa and laid a 12 to 3 thumping on their hosts. Dunc McGregor was sent to the mound for the Greys and yielded seven scattered safeties while whiffing seven in an effective mound performance. The Wheat City swatsmiths battered losing chucker Cliff Cory, who fanned 13, for 14 base knocks including five by Bill Porter and three off the bat of Harold Roth. Porter’s sum included a double while a three-bagger was part of Roth’s output.

McGregor (W) and Cochlan
Cliff Cory (L) and Wallace

(June 15)  The Brandon Greys jumped into the lead in the Southwestern Baseball League when they disposed of the invading band of diamondeers from Souris 7 to 2. The Greys took control of the game by scoring five times in the fourth frame. Charlie McInnis held the Souris squad to four hits and didn’t walk a batter while recording eight strikeouts. The What City batters got to youthful Nick Fry of the visitors for ten safeties which included a triple and single by Bill Carpenter as well as a two-bagger and one-base rap off the lumber of Dunc McGregor

Fry (L) and Graham
McInnis (W) and Cochlan

(July 13)  Following a long absence from league obligations, the Brandon Greys took a firmer grip on the Southwestern League lead when they came from behind to nose our Wawanesa 7 to 6. Versatile Cliff Robinson was sent to the hill for the Wheat City nine and got off the a rocky start but improved steadily as the game progressed. Losing tosser Joe Scott did the hurling for the visitors for the first six rounds and then passed the horsehide on to Cliff Cory to do the knolling. The feature of the game was the all-round work of Bobby Wallace, the diminutive centre fielder for the Wawanesa club. Wallace covered acres of ground in the outer pasture and proved to be the hitter of the evening with four base hits.    

J. Scott (L), Cliff Cory (7) and Rogers
Robinson (W) an Cochlan

(July 18)   Looking impressive in all facets of the game, the Souris balltossers humbled the shorthanded Brandon Greys 10 to 2. 

Saddler (W) and Graham
Robinson (L) and Crane

(July 19)  Outhit 10 to 7, the visiting Brandon Greys managed to defeat the homestanding Wawanesa nine 4 to 2. Winning slabster Dunc McGregor struck out ten and pitched himself out of number of jams. Losing heaver Cliff Cory fanned 11. Top hitter in the contest was the Grey’s Bill Porter who lashed out a triple and a double.

McGregor (W) and Cochlan
Cliff Cory (L) and Rogers



High Bluff    
Portage la Prairie

(July 3)  Portage la Prairie baseballers copped the first series honors in the Central Manitoba League by defeating the visiting High Bluff squad 14 to 4. Freeman Dalzell garnered the pitching win over High Bluff’s Fisher.

(August 13)  Portage la Prairie and High Bluff played to a ten inning 0 – 0 tie in the second game of the Central Manitoba League championship series. Darkness prevented any attempt at playing a second round of overtime. Freeman Dalzell, on the mound for Portage, allowed but six scattered hits, waked five and struck out four while Fisher, who was toeing the rubber for High Bluff, was nicked for seven hits, two of them three-baggers, struck out six and walked two. Twice Portage had a runner on third base with one retired but could not tally while, on one occasion, did a High Bluff player reach the hot corner sack. Portage won the first game of the series 5 to 4 at High Bluff on August 10.

Fisher and Burns
Dalzell and Millar

(August 15)  Homestanding Portage la Prairie captured the championship of the Central Manitoba Baseball League by edging High Bluff 3 to 2 before 1,800 fans. Freeman Dalzell allowed but six hits in earning the knoll victory. His batterymate, catcher Watty Millar, drove in all three Portage runs off losing chucker Fisher.

Fisher (L) and Burns
Dalzell (W) and Millar


Morris *

*1923 pennant winners


Earas (Eaton Athletic & Recreation Association)
Maple Leafs                  
Tammany Tigers


(June 26)  The Tammany Tigers annexed the first-series pennant when they registered their ninth consecutive victory, defeating the Earas by a score of 8 to 2 on the St. Boniface College grounds. Bill Crowe twirled effectively for the Bengals and kept the opposition hits well scattered.

Crowe (W) and Cockburn
Smith (L), Dobson and Webb

(August 17)  The Maple Leaf intermediates defaulted to the Tammany Tigers, thus giving the Tigers the undisputed right to the championship of the league. This is the second consecutive year that the Jungle Kings have won the title. During their two-season reign, the Bengals have won 41 games and lost just three. This year, they won 21 and dropped one.


Breen Motor
Central Dray
Crescent Creamery


Oak River
Shoal Lake


St. James St. Pats
Sturgeon Creek Greys

(August 16)  The St. James Pats won a close 5 to 3 decision from the Sturgeon Creek Greys to land the championship of the Western Suburban Baseball League.

Reid (W) and Johnston
C. Dahl (L) and H. Dahl         


Moosomin SK Juniors
Rocanville  SK

Moosomin SK Seniors
Wapella SK
Welwyn SK




Oak Lake




Swan Lake




High Bluff
Poplar Point
Portage Army & Navy




Columbus Club                             
Elmwood Cubs                    


(August 31)  The Columbus Club are the 1923 champions of the Winnipeg junior circuit after taking down the Elmwood Cubs two straight in the city finals. The Clubbers romped off with a 16 to 0 thrashing of the Cubs to begin the series then completed the sweep with a 7 to 2 triumph.

Stubbs (L) and McDowell
Gibson (W) and Kokran


(September 3)  The Columbus Club juniors won the Manitoba championship when they decisively defeated the Brandon Shamrocks by scores of 16 to 3 and 12 to 2 to annex the finals series in two games straight.

Dundas (L) and Henderson, Cowan
Lowe (W) and Kokran

Gibson (W) and Kokran
Smith (L) and Henderson, Cowan



The Winnipeg Senior Amateur Baseball League, probably the premier senior-level circuit in Manitoba, was not affiliated with the M.A.B.A. and was not invited to participate in the provincial senior playdowns.

SEMI-FINALS  (best-of-three series)

Brandon Greys (Southwestern League) vs Portage la Prairie (Central Manitoba League)
Norwood (Manitoba Senior Amateur League) vs Morris (Southern Manitoba League)

(August 18)  Invading Norwood, champions of the MSABL, took a one-game lead in the provincial senior baseball semi-finals by trouncing the Southern Manitoba League titlists, Morris, 22 to 6. The hard-hitting visitors registered 18 hits off a quartet of Morris chuckers. Adding to the dismal performance of the hosts was their atrocious defensive play as they made 12 errors. “Lefty” Roberts, who came to the aid of Norwood starting heaver Harry Mason in the opening panel, copped the pitching win. First baseman Caswell and outfielder “Fungo” Waaks both ripped a triad of bingles for the winners. Catcher Herb May provided the power with a home run and triple. Buck Hay had a triple and single for the Morris nine.

Mason, Roberts (W) (1) and H. May
Johnson (L), W. Hay (3), Anderson (5), B. Hay (7) and Moir

(August 21)  A second stanza uprising that consisted of four base hits, coupled with four errors by hosting Portage la Prairie of the Central Manitoba League, allowed the invading Brandon Greys, champions of the Southwestern League, to run across six tallies and annex the opening game of their semi-final series with Portage by a score of 9 to 4. Charlie McInnis gave up nine well-spaced hits, walked two and fanned six in securing the knoll decision over Freeman Dalzell who was nicked for eight safeties, walked just one, uncorked a wild pitch and breezed three.

McInnes (W) and Cochlan
Dalzell (L) and Millar

(August 22)  Homestanding Norwood qualified for the Manitoba senior amateur baseball finals by beating Morris 3 to 1 in a hard-fought battle that was terminated after seven innings because of darkness. The MSABL champions captured the semi-final showdown in two straight games.  Winning hurler Alex Hill swished six and limited the Morris nine to just three hits while his mates were able to collect six safeties off the slants of losing heaver Vasser Carpentier, who rang up eight strikeouts. Both twirlers had splendid control and not a single player from either team received free transportation to first base. The visitors opened the scoring in the second stanza with an unearned tally that resulted from a pair of Norwood errors. The winners plated all three of their markers in the the fourth frame on four hits and an error. Second baseman Jack Seel led the victors with the baton, stroking a double and single. Fellow keystone sacker Jerome singled twice for the vanquished nine.

Carpentier (L) and Moir
Hill (W) and H. May

(August 23)  With every member in their lineup collecting at least one hit, the Brandon Greys advanced to the MABA senior finals by crushing visiting Portage la Prairie 18 to 7. The Greys pounded out 18 hits in earning the series sweep. They put a bow on things by counting six-spots in each of the first and second sessions and made things easy for winning slabster Dave Miller by committing just one error. First baseman Roth, as well as Miller, led the way with the hickory, each garnering a triple plus two singles.

Dalzell (L) and Millar
Miller (W) and Cochlan

(August 24)  The result of the second game of the semi-final series between Morris and Norwood was thrown out by the M.A.B.A. and the game was ordered replayed. Pitchers Alex Hill of Norwood and Vasser Carpenter/Carpentier of Morris were both declared ineligible. Hill had been playing in the Winnipeg Senior League, a circuit not affiliated with the M.A.B.A., while Carpentier was nixed for his participation in games with a team from Ste. Jean.

(August 28)  Norwood once again prevailed in the replay of game two of their series with Morris, doubling their foes 8 to 4, to advance into the M.A.B.A. seniors finals against the Brandon Greys. Almost all of the scoring occurred during the first three rounds from which the ultimate winners emerged with a 7 to 4 margin. Norwood picked up an additional insurance counter in the seventh spasm of the affair which was limited to eight episodes because of darkness. Winning heaver “Lefty” Roberts had the Morris batters at his mercy in all but the third stanza when the visitors erupted for all four of their tallies as a result of three bingles, two hit batsmen, a sacrifice and a stolen base. Losing chucker Johnson, who has not done much pitching this season, was pressed into service by the Southern Manitoba League champions and, after being pounded hard over the first three sessions, settled down and finished strong. Catcher Herb May led the nine-hit Norwood offense, with a brace of doubles and a single. Teammate Con Puhan delivered a couple of one-baggers. For the ousted Morris nine, Mike McNulty and “Buck” Hay both gathered two hits off Roberts with one of McNulty’s blows being a triple.

Johnson (L) and Moir
Roberts (W) and H.May

Norwood vs Brandon Greys   (best-of-five series)

(September 1)  Norwood and the hosting Brandon Greys broke even in a double-dip that got the M.A.B.A. senior finals off the launching pad. The Greys annexed an 11-inning battle in the afternoon but dropped the darkness-shortened, six-stanza finale 8 to 7.

The Greys fought an uphill battle to capture the opening encounter. The Winnipeg suburbanites had the game stowed away in the ninth when they netted three runs only to have the Wheat City nine come back with a trey of their own to send the clash into overtime. The tenth round was scoreless but, in the top-of-the-second bonus round, Norwood once again jumped in front when Jack Seel hammered out a solo home run. Bill Porter’s two-run double in the Grey’s half of the canto ended the hostilities. Despite piling up 16 hits, that offensive output wasn’t sufficient for the visitors to claim victory. Third baseman Bill Porter led the Brandon nine’s 11-hit offense, creaming the orb for a triple and three singles. Herb May nailed a triple, double and single for the MSABL champions while third sacker Dion joined Seel in connecting for a circuit-clout and a single.

Mason, Roberts (L) (9) and H. May
Crawford, Miller (W) (10) and Cochlan

The abbreviated second contest was another hard-hitting affair with the Greys having the upper hand in bingle production with a dozen safe swats to eight for the invaders. However, loose fielding tossed the game away for the hosting nine. A four-run fourth frame staked the Norwood aggregation to an 8 to 4 lead and, with the illumination quickly fading, the Brandon Brigade put on a sixth-inning rally with netted them three counters but it wasn’t enough to bring them back on even terms. Seel, with a triple and double, as well as Con Puhan, who stroked a two-bagger and single, were the hitting heroes for the winners while Harold Roth of the Grey’s was the game’s top batter, accumulating three singles.    

Aultman (W) and H. May
McInnis (L) and Cochlan

(September 3)  The Brandon Greys, by winning both ends of a Labor Day doubleheader with Norwood, captured the senior championship of the Manitoba Amateur Baseball Association by taking the final series three-games-to-one. The Wheat City aggregation played brilliantly to take a come-from-behind 7 to 5 victory in the opener. The Norwood crew staged a ninth-inning rally in the evening game which netted them five runs but fell three short as the travelling Greys triumphed 9 to 6.

“Stuffy” McInnes and Harry Mason pitched for the winning and losing nines, respectively, in the matinee tilt in which the Norwood squad had the better of the offensive output, claiming eleven base hits to seven for the victorious Greys. The Suburbanites established a two-run cushion which they held until the seventh stanza when the Brandonites plated a deuce to tie the score. Running across another pair of tallies in the next frame, the Greys copped the laurels to take a 2 – 1 series lead. Flychaser Toddy May  and shortpatcher Dunbar of the vanquished nine topped all willow wielders in the contest. May lit up McInnes for a home run and single while Dunbar delivered a triple and double. McInnes was best with the baton for the winners, stroking a double and one-bagger.

McInnis (W) and Cochlan
Mason (L) and H. May

Dave Miller, formerly with the Winnipeg Arenas, went the route on the knoll for Brandon in the series-clinching game, taking the mound verdict from Norwood starter Aultman. The Greys scored seven times in the fourth frame to virtually put the result on ice. Outfielder Carpenter had a double and two singles to lead the 11-hit Wheat City offensive thrust. Jack Seel and Con Puhan of the losing nine duplicated that batting output
Miller (W) and Cochlan
Aultman (L), Arnott (4) and H. May  


QUARTER-FINALS  (best-of-three series)
Tammany Tigers (Winnipeg Intermediate League) vs St. James St. Pats (Western Suburban League)

(August 23)  Big Bill Crowe hurled a no-hit, no-run game in leading the Tammany intermediate Tigers to a 14 to 0 blowout against the overmatched St. James St. Pats, champions of the Western Suburban League. The onslaught was called after six rounds of play but not before Crowe had struck out 13 batters without issuing a walk. A first-inning error deprived him of a perfect game. Also in the limelight with the lumber, Crowe cracked a home run and two singles. Third sacker Harry Lemon of the winners also clouted a four-bagger.

Reed/Reid (L) and Johnson/Johnston
Crowe (W) and K. McKenzie

(August 27)  Harry Lemon’s four-ply clout in the second stanza with two runners aboard lifted the Tammany Tigers to a 3 to 2 conquest of the St. James St. Pats in a darkness-shortened five-inning playoff tilt. The victory for the Bengals ended the quarter-final round of play and qualified them to face Ericksdale in the M.A.B.A. intermediate semi-finals. Toby Triller, with last-inning help from Bill Crowe, copped the pitching win. 

Triller (W), Crowe (5) and K. McKenzie
Reed/Reid (L) and Johnson/Johnston

Miami vs Emerson
Winnipeg Tammany Tigers vs Eriksdale

(August 31)  Bill Crowe again showed that he is the best Intermediate hurler in Manitoba by pitching the Tammany Tigers to an 11 to 0 victory over Eriksdale in the opening game of the M.A.B.A. intermediate semi-finals. Crowe struck out 13 and stifled the Interlake visitors on one hit, that being a fourth-inning single off the bat of shortstop Ab Ward. Losing pitcher Ray Dicks surrendered eight hits and issued six walks. Outfielder Claire Livesley picked up two doubles and a scratch single for the winning Bengals.

Dicks (L) and Kyle
Crowe (W) and K. McKenzie

(September 3)  The Tammany Tigers of Winnipeg qualified to meet Emerson in the finals of the M.A.B.A. intermediate finals when they defeated hosting Eriksdale 8 to 6. The Bengals led all the way after plating three-spots in each of the first and third rounds. Winning pitcher Bill Crowe was not at his best, experiencing control issues, but managed to outduel Ray Dicks in gaining the verdict.

Crowe (W) and K. McKenzie
Dicks (L) and Kyle

Emerson vs Winnipeg Tammany Tigers

(September 8)  Emerson’s intermediate baseball championship aspirations were rudely shocked when the Tammany Tigers of Winnipeg came to town and throttled the hosts 8 to 2 in the first of a best-of-three series for the M.A.B.A. crown.  Big Bill Crowe, the Tammany mainstay on the mound, baffled the Border Town aggregation on four hits but had some control problems, hitting three batters. Charlie Unsworth yielded ten hits and went all the way of the hillock for Emerson in absorbing the loss.

Crowe (W) and K. McKenzie
Unsworth (L) and Speer

(September 11)  For the second consecutive season, the Tammany Tigers of the Winnipeg Intermediate Baseball League are the intermediate champions of the province. The Jungle Kings settled beyond dispute their claim to the premier honors at Wesley Park when they decisively trimmed the Emerson team by an 8 to 8 count to wrap up the final M.A.B.A. series in two straight games. Bill Crowe proved supreme on the mound for the Bengals, allowing only four scattered hits. Crowe also had two of the seven safeties garnered by the victors off losing twirler Charlie Unsworth. The Emerson tosser had trouble finding the plate and issued seven free tickets to first base. With the lumber, he proved to be the equal of Crowe, slapping out two of his team’s four base hits. 

Unsworth (L) and Speer
Crowe (W) and K. McKenzie