1924 Game Reports / Alberta     


This senior circuit was was formed in August utilizing players from the premiere teams in Edmonton’s Intermediate Baseball League. A short 12-game schedule was implemented with each of the four entrants scheduled to play just six games each. With rainy weather forcing cancellations and the advent of the Little World Series tournament at Diamond Park in late August, the limited schedule was never completed as two of the teams, North Edmonton and Calder, dropped by the wayside, leaving the Radials and South Side Centrals to battle it out in a best-of-three final series.

The major activity in the Edmonton area appeared to revolve around tournaments (King of the Bushers) and exhibitions, such as the Little World Series between the "Miracle Mirror" nine and the Edmonton Outlaws. See the tournament page for game reports.

North Edmonton
South Side Centrals

(August 13)  The opening game of the recently-formed Senior Baseball League turned out to be a dud in which both teams played poorly. The Radials practically put the game on ice by scoring six runs in the first inning to prevail 17 to 7 over Calder. The Streetcar Men hammered the horsehide for 15 safeties while the Railway Suburbanites had nine in the darkness-shortened 6-1/2 inning affair. “Scotty” Thompson blasted a home run, triple and single for the victors while teammate Cliff McLeod also connected for a four-bagger. 

(August 15)  Finding the slants of Ava Cruthers to their liking, the Radials pounded out a 12 to 2 victory over North Edmonton at Diamond Park. Roy Geddes, who was on the firing line for the Streetcar squad, pitched a six-hitter, struck out a dozen Northsiders and was in complete control during his complete-game pitching win. 

Geddes (W) and Dolighan 
A. Cruthers (L) and Higgenbotham

(August 16)  South Side Centrals vs Calder

(August 18)  It was a walkoff victory for the South Side Centrals who came through with a single counter in the last-half of the ninth inning to nose out North Edmonton 4 to 3. An infield error and a base hit, followed by two consecutive walks issued by losing chucker Ava Cruthers, forced in the winning tally.

A. Cruthers (L) and Higgenbotham
Robinson (W) and Campbell

(August 27)  In a darkness-abbreviated encounter shortened to 5-1/2 innings, the Radials jumped out to a 3 – 0 first-inning lead and went on to upset the South Side Centrals 4 to 3. Charlie Watts copped the slab verdict over Leroy Goldsworthy in the 5-1/2 inning clash.

Goldsworthy (L) and Campbell
Watts (W), Geddes and Dolighan

FINAL SERIES  Radials vs South Side Centrals  (best-of-three series)

(September 4)  In an extraordinary exciting playoff opener, an error in the eighth and final inning allowed the South Side Centrals to stave off defeat and emerge with a 3 – 3 tie with the Radials. The lone miscue of the hard-fought clash, coming on a misjudged fly ball, eventually allowed Phil Maher to race in with the tying counter. The Garagemen stroked six safeties off Radials’ chucker Roy Geddes while Leroy Goldsworthy of the Centrals surrendered five base raps.
Geddes and Dolighan
Goldsworthy and Campbell

(September 6)  The Radials and South Side Centrals are still on equal footing after dividing a playoff twin-bill at Diamond Park. The Centrals walked away with the afternoon encounter 10 to 5 but, in the evening melee, the Streetcar Men bounced back to trim the South Siders 9 to 4. The Garagemen had a decided 16 to 8 advantage in base hits during the matinee encounter and rode the steady hurling of complete-game tosser Wilber Robinson to victory.

Robinson (W) and Campbell
O. Roberts (L) and B. Roberts

A six-run second stanza put the Radials on the winning track in the evening encounter. Cliff McLeod of the winners and the Centrals’ Phil Horne both launched four-ply clouts with one aboard as Roy Geddes earned the knoll decision over Milt May.

Geddes (W) and B. Roberts, Dolighan
May (L), Goldsworthy and Campbell

(September 9)  The game which was to have settled the Edmonton Senior League championship was called after six innings because of darkness with the South Side Centrals leading the Radials by a score of 4 to 2. Apparently, the teams had previously agreed that a full nine-inning game had to be played before a winner could be declared.

Goldsworthy and Campbell
Geddes and Dolighan

(September 11)  In a complete reversal of their pact some 48 hours previous, the South Side Centrals and the Radials met in a less-than-nine-innings rubber-match for supremacy within the short-season Edmonton Senior Baseball League. After five innings of ragged play, brought to a conclusion by darkness, the Centrals came out on top 10 to 9 to lay claim to the championship by winning the final series two games to one. The Garagemen were five runs in arrears as they came to bat for the final time and responded, with the aid of some sloppy defensive work by the Streetcar squad, with a six-spot to pull off the remarkable comeback win. Each team used two chuckers with Radials’ starter Charlie Watts being kayoed in the opening canto in favor of Roy Geddes while Wilber Robinson of the South Siders was relieved by winning heaver Leroy Goldsworthy in the fifth frame.


With the absence of a senior-level circuit to begin the 1924 season, the Edmonton Intermediate Baseball League took centre stage in the Alberta Capital. The abundance of 12 teams in the circuit necessitated breaking the entrants into two separate divisions. The loop did not register with the A.A.B.A. for provincial playoff purposes.

North Edmonton
Ross Flats
South Side Centrals

Shiloh Giants

(May 20)  The Foresters and Wesleys lifted the lid on the Edmonton Intermediate League season by playing to a 4 – 4 tie at Diamond Park in a game that ended after eight innings because of darkness. The Wesley aggregation trailed for seven stanzas but rallied to score four runs in the first-half of the eighth episode only to have the Foresters respond with a trey in their half of the session to create the deadlock. Opposing hurlers Max May and LeRoy Goldsworthy were in mid-season form. May limited the Wesley nine to four hits, whiffed ten and did not issue a solitary walk but hit a pair of batters. Goldsworthy, nicked for six safeties, rang up 14 strikeouts, issued six free trips to first base and hit one batter. On top of that, he delivered a very timely run-scoring blow in the eighth. After the Wesleys had grabbed a 4 – 1 lead, a two-run triple off the bat of Foresters’ flychaser Louis McGillis narrowed the deficit to a singleton. McGillis then plated the equalizer on an infield error before the game was called.   

Goldsworthy and English
May and Mountifield

(May 21) Although darkness closed things down by the end of the fifth inning, that was still plenty of time for the Radials to hang a 19 to 5 beating upon the Ogilvies in the first Intermediate league game of the campaign for both outfits. With the exception of one scoreless inning at Diamond Park, the Radials lambasted the apple mercilessly against the offerings of three Ogilvie tossers. Walkinshaw, who did the hurling for the winners for the first three innings, held the enemy down to four hits while Roy Geddes, who relieved him, allowed only three.

Walkinshaw (W), Geddes (4) and McConnell
T. Armstrong (L), Albright, Delong and Carney

(May 21)  Ritchie put the skids beneath the Bearcats 9 to 6 when they locked horns at the Boyle Street grounds in an Intermediate League affair. The winners used three pitchers and their opponents two.

(May 22)  The Ogilvies made up for their inglorious opener 24 hours ago by taking down the Bearcats 9 to 2 at Diamond Park.

Johnson (L) and Henry
Bowling (W) and Carney

(May 22)  The Invading Shilohs, last season’s league champions, and Calder battled to a 3 – 3 draw in an Intermediate League tilt limited by darkness to six-and-a-half stanzas.

Wagner and Braxton
Gladu and Cote

(May 23)  A three-run rally in the last-inning by the Foresters wasn’t sufficient as they dropped an 8 to 6 encounter to the South Side Central Garage nine at Diamond Park. Winning heaver Abe Tidsbury lasted on the knoll until the final canto when he was replaced by Stone. The losers went through four chuckers.

(May 27)  Running across seven counters in the second spasm, the Independents slammed their way to an 11 to 5 conquest of the Foresters in Intermediate League play.

H. Thompson (L), May (2) and Mountifield
Bartley (W) and Ward

(May 28)  The Radials nudged past Ritchie 5 to 3 in a game in which the pitchers dominated. Winning tosser Roy Geddes yielded just one bingle while losing twirler O. Roberts, although wild at times, gave up just a pair of safeties. Defensive play by both sides, but in particular the losers, was shoddy and contributed to most of the scoring.

O. Roberts (L) and B. Roberts
Geddes (W) and Ferguson

(May 28)  Calder walked all over the Bearcats to the tune of 21 to 2. The losers didn’t manage to score against winning heaver A. Bertrand until their final turn at bat. 

A. Bertrand (W) and Cote
Johnson (L), Colsie and Henry

(May 28)  The Independents plated the deciding tally on a squeeze play in the bottom-of-the-eighth and final canto to nip Ross Flats 11 to 10. Henning and Jack Bartley shared mound duties for the winners, surrendering 15 safeties while hard-luck loser Seager gave up six base raps.

(May 29)  Stepping into the lead in the opening round and piling up a safe margin by the time the third session was over, the South Side Centrals walked off with a convincing 12 to 4 conquest of the Ross Flats aggregation in Intermediate League play at Diamond Park. Winning pitcher Wilber Robinson held the vanquished nine to four hits.

Robinson (W) and Campbell
Ferris (L), Olson and Shelton

(May 29)  At North Edmonton, the home team turned back the invading Wesleys 7 to 5.

Gray (L) and Martin 
A. Cruthers (W) and Higgenbotham

(May 29)  The Ogilvies, with Olesky toeing the rubber, doubled Ritchie 6 to 3 in Intermediate League action.

(May 30)  The South Side Centrals had no difficulty in steamrolling over the error-prone Wesleys 12 to 3, stinging young Leroy Goldsworthy with the loss.

(May 30)  The Shiloh Giants got past the Ogilvies 10 to 8 in an Intermediate League clash at the Boyle Street grounds.

(June 2)  Ross Flats broke into the win column at the expense of the Wesleys, defeating the Churchmen 13 to 9 at Diamond Park.

Foreman (W) and Shelton
Gray (L), Goldsworthy and English, Martin

(June 2)  The result of an Intermediate League game played at North Edmonton remains in doubt. Protests from both the invading Foresters and the hosts have yet to be ruled upon. Going into the bottom-half-of-the-ninth inning with the Foresters claiming a two-run lead, the homesters narrowed the gap to a singleton after one had been retired. Later in the frame, after a second out had been recorded and with two North Edmonton runners on the sacks, an apparent triple was registered by the next Northside batter, driving in the apparent tying and winning counters. However, the swattter of the three-bagger failed to touch the keystone base and was called out by the umpire who also ruled that the two runners crossing the plate did not score.

(June 3)  Poor defensive play was largely responsible for the 10 to 7 defeat laid upon the Bearcats by the Shiloh Giants at Diamond Park.

Cruthers (W), King and Bowen
Johnson (L) and Onions

(June 3)  At Calder, the Radials met defeat at the hands of the home team 16 to 9 in a six-inning clash.

Geddes (L) and Dolighan
Dagsgard (W) and Cote

(June 4)  The Foresters jumped into a 5 – 0 first-frame lead and went on the pulverize the Shiloh Giants 22 to 9.

(June 5)  The South Side Centrals rang up their fourth victory of the season by handing out a cruel 22 to 0 seven-inning defeat to the Independents at the Boyle Street grounds. Catcher Clarence Campbell of the Garagemen launched a grand-slam home run in support of the two-hit pitching effort of winning slabster Wilber Robinson.

Olesky (L), McDiarmid and Henning
Robinson (W) and Campbell

(June 5)  Calder displayed superiority in all aspects of the game when they whipped the Ogilvies 9 to 2 at Diamond Park.

A. Bertrand (W) and Cote
Bowling (L) and Carney

(June 6)  The Shiloh Giants, with winning pitcher Wagner in top form, ran roughshod over the Ritchie aggregation of baseballers 19 to 0.

(June 6)  A clutch two-out single by Clarence Campbell in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning drove in the winning counter and gave the Southside Central Garagemen an 11 to 10 victory over North Edmonton in a battle between the two undefeated foes. The loss for the Northsiders was their first in three starts while the Centrals improved their record to 5 – 0.

(June 9)  A five-run eighth-inning gave the Independents an 8 to 7 come-from-behind triumph over North Edmonton in a thrilling Intermediate league encounter at the Boyle Street grounds. Johnny Olesky earned the mound verdict at the expense of North Edmonton’s Ava Cruthers.

A. Cruthers (L) and Higgenbotham
Olesky (W) and Henning

(June 9)  The Bearcats weren’t so fierce in their match against the Radials, dropping a one-sided 12 to 4 decision in an Intermediate League game at the Exhibition grounds.

Barber (L), Johnson and Onions
Geddes (W) and Dolighan

“A” DIVISION STANDINGS           W        L        Pct.
South Side Centrals              5        0      1.000
Independents                     3        1       .750
North Edmonton                   2        2       .500
Ross Flats                       1        2       .333
Wesleys                          0        3       .000
Foresters                        0        3       .000

“B” DIVISION STANDINGS           W        L        Pct.
Calder                           3        0      1.000
Shiloh Giants                    3        0      1.000
Radials                          3        1       .750
Ogilvies                         2        3       .400
Ritchie                          1        4       .200

Bearcats                         0        4       .000
(June 10)  Ritchie walloped the Bearcats 20 to 7 at the Southside diamond.

(June 10)  North Edmonton and the homestanding Ross Flats aggregation played to a 10 – 10 draw.

(June 11)  The Shiloh Giants took over first place in their division by clipping their closest pursuers, the Calder squad, 10 to 6

Dagsgard (L) and Cote
Wagner (W) and Bowen

(June 11)  A three-hitter by Radials’ slabster “Dinty” Moore was sufficient to blank the Ogilvies 4 to 0 at the Boyle Street diamond.

Moore (W) and Dolighan
T. Armstrong (L) and Carney

(June 12)  The Foresters came on strong in the middle and late innings to cop a 10 to 6 verdict over Ross Flats. The three-hit pitching of Milt May, along with superior defensive play in the outer garden, spelled the difference for the Woodsmen in the game. Ken Duggan of the victors was the heavy hitter of the evening, collecting a triple, double and single. 

(June 14)  A wealth of fumbling on the part of the North Edmonton intermediates gave the South Side Centrals a relatively easy 13 to 5 victory.

Robinson (W) and Bowen 
A. Cruthers (L) and Higgenbotham

(June 17)  The South Side Centrals continued their unbeaten march towards the Divisional pennant when they trampled over the Foresters 8 to 3. Leroy Goldsworthy, now a member of the Garagemen, pitched a three-hitter in earning the knoll triumph over Max May who was nicked for seven safeties.

(June 17)  The youthful Bearcats finally achieved victory by hammering the Ogilvies 14 to 5 at the Boyle Street grounds. Winning pitcher W. Johnson was the star of the game, striking out 17 opposing batters as well as slamming the horsehide for a triple and three singles. His batterymate, catcher Onions, also sparkled at the dish, clubbing three triples and a one-bagger.

Johnson (W) and Onions
Bowling (L) and Rundle

(June 18)  In the classiest Intermediate League game this season, the Radials nosed out the Shiloh Giants 4 to 3. The loss for the colored nine was their first of the campaign and resulted from an overthrow to first base in the ninth inning that allowed two runners to score. 

Walkinshaw (W) and Dolighan
Wagner (L) and Bowen

(June 19)  Hard and timely hitting gave the Independents a 13 to 6 victory over Ross Flats in an Intermediate league contest at Diamond Park. Dave Bell was the start offensive performer for the Independents, clouting a pair of home runs, one coming with the bases loaded.

Bartley (W) and Henning
Foreman (L), Ferris (7) and Shelton

(June 19)  In a Boyle Street diamond clash, Calder led throughout during their 13 to 2 conquest of the Bearcats.

Dagsgard (W) and Cote
Johnson (L) and Onions

(June 20)  On equal terms for the first four innings, the Wesleys began to fade and wound up as 12 to 5 victims at the hands of North Edmonton in Intermediate League play.

A. Cruthers (W) and Higgenbotham
Gray (L) and Martin

(June 21)  A clash of division leaders at Diamond Park turned out to be a one-sided dud in which the South Side Centrals clobbered the Shiloh Giants 20 to 5. Youthful hurler Leroy Goldsworthy copped the pitching win for the Garagemen, tossing shutout ball for five innings before turning the horsehide over to Abe Tidsbury

Goldsworthy (W), Tisdbury (6) and Campbell
Felix (L), Wagner and Bowen

(June 23)  Grabbing a three-run lead in the top-of-the-first inning, the Radials went on to double Ritchie 8 to 4 in an Intermediate League tilt at the South Side diamond. Godfrey and Roy Geddes occupied the mound for the victors while Blunt went all the way on the hill for the Ritchie nine. Cap Spiessman nailed a home run for the Radials.

(June 24)  The lowly Bearcats came up with a five-spot in their final turn at bat but the rally wasn’t sufficient as they fell 10 to 7 to the Shiloh Giants at Diamond Park. Both teams had 11 hits.

Wagner (W) and xxx
Johnson (L) and Onions

(June 25)  The Foresters scored a decisive 13 to 5 Intermediate League win over the Independents at Diamond Park

Olesky (L), Bartley and Henning
Thompson (W) and Carney

(June 25)  Calder and the Ogilvies played only a seven-inning encounter but it was more than sufficient for the Railwaymen to trample heavily over the Flour Millers 16 to 2.
T. Armstrong (L) and Rundle
Dagsgard (W) and Cote

(June 26)  The hard-hitting South Side Centrals continued to roll over their divisional opponents, clobbering the Wesleys 17 to 4.

Gray (L) and Martin
Tidsbury (W), Robinson and Campbell

(June 26)  The youthful Bearcats came from behind and managed to scrape through with a 9 to 8 win over the Radials at the Boyle Street diamond. Onions, the heavy-hitting catcher for the Bearcats, slugged an eight-episode grand-slam homer to tie the score and set the stage for the winning counter in the ninth.

Johnson (W) and Onions
Moore, Roberts (L) and Ferguson

(July 2)  The Foresters were never hard-pressed in getting past the short-handed Ross Flats aggregation 16 to 9. Cracking a home run for the Woodsmen was Roper while Burnett reciprocated with a four-bagger for the losers.

May (W) and Carney
Foreman (L) and Shelton

(July 2)  The South Side Centrals continued merrily on their way to a Divisional pennant by clobbering the Independents 12 to 2. Leroy Goldsworthy pitched a high-class game for the Garagemen, fanning 13 batters while yielding just three hits. The Centrals plated at least one tally in each of the nine innings against complete-game losing heaver Jack Bartley.

Goldsworthy (W) and Campbell
Bartley (L) and Ward

(July 2)  Following three scoreless innings to begin the tussle, the Calder nine exploded for 11 runs during the middle innings en route to a 14 to 7 conquest of the Shiloh Giants. 

Wagner (L) and Bowen  
A. Bertrand (W), Dagsgard (7) and Cote

(July 3)  A ninth-inning spurt that yielded three runs vaulted the Foresters past the fading Shiloh Giants 6 to 3 at Diamond Park. Hugh Thompson copped the pitching victory over Ab Mortimer.

(July 3)  The Radials doubled the Ogilvies 10 to 5 in an Intermediate League encounter at the Boyle Street grounds. The Flour Millers managed only three hits off winning pitcher Roy Geddes.

Dawes (L) and Rundle
Geddes (W) and Dolighan

(July 4)  Calder hurler Dagsgard fanned eleven and fired a four-hit shutout in leading his club past Ritchie 8 to 0.

Dagsgard (W) and Cote
Mildren (L) and Graham

(July 5)  The Foresters put an end to the unbeaten streak of the division-leading South Side Centrals, edging the Garagemen 4 to 3 at Diamond Park. Led by winning hurler Milt May, who pitched superbly, the Woodsmen never trailed.

May (W) and Carney
Robinson (L), Goldsworthy (7) and Campbell

(July 7)  The Ritchie entry in the Intermediate Baseball League ran into a brick wall in the Radials at the South Side grounds and dropped their scheduled fixture to the Street Car Men 16 to 8. Cliff McLeod homered for the victors in support of winning slabster “Dinty” Moore.

(July 7)  The youthful Bearcats scored a pair of counters in the second stanza and made that deuce stand up in blanking the Ogilvie aggregation 2 to 0 at the Boyle Street diamond. Both winning twirler W. Johnson, who fashioned a one-hitter, and Ted Armstrong of the Flour Merchants, pitched fine ball.

(July 8)  Ritchie gained revenge for their setback of 24 hours previous by dumping the Bearcats 14 to 12.

(July 9)  Hubert “Hugh” Thompson fired a two-hitter in pitching the Foresters to a narrow 3 to 2 conquest of the Independents. 

Thompson (W) and Carney
Bartley (L) and Ward

(July 9)  The slumping Shiloh Giants fell behind 7 – 0 after two innings of play and were never able to recover, dropping a 7 to 4 decision to the Radials. Cap Spiessman belted a home run and triple for the Street Car Men.

Wagner (L) and Bowen
Roberts (W), Geddes and Dolighan

(July 10)  The Foresters are refusing to eat anything but victory pie these days and they helped themselves to an especially fat slice at the expense of the North Edmonton nine, taking an Intermediate League fixture at  Diamond Park by a score of 16 to 4. The final result was never in doubt as the Woodsmen piled up a 12 – 1 lead after just three innings. Max May, Forester pitching ace, had only one difficult inning, the eighth, when the North Siders plated three of their four counters. He finished with a  six-hitter and 15 strikeouts. McGillis had a four-ply clout as part of the victors’ 14-hit attack.

May (W) and Carney
Meuller (L), A. Cruthers and Higgenbotham

(July 11)  Belting the offerings of losing hurler W. Johnson to all corners of the lot, the homestanding Calder nine clinched the “B” Division pennant in the Intermediate League. Infielder Pettis and catcher Cote were the heavy hitters for the victorious Railway Suburbanites. Al Bertram earned the pitching win.

Johnson (L) and Anderson 
A. Bertrand (W), Dagsgard and Cote

(July 14)  The Shiloh Giants smothered the youthful Bearcats 16 to 6 at the Boyle Street grounds. Wagner, of the Colored Crew, and Johnson of the Bearcats were the opposing pitchers. 

(July 14)  Ritchie took the Ogilvie Intermediate League team into camp with relative ease, doubling the Flour Merchants 16 to 8 at the South Side diamond.

T. Armstrong (L) and Rundle
Blunt (W) and Graham

(July 21)  The long winning streak of the Foresters came to an end when North Edmonton handed the I.O.O.F. and pitcher Hubert Thompson a 9 to 2 defeat. Catcher Higgenbotham belted a home run for the winners.

(July 23)  In a game that featured fine pitching by Roy Geddes and superb work of former Forester, “Scotty” Thompson at third base, the Radials overwhelmed the Bearcats 12 to 3 at Diamond Park.

Johnson (L) and Henry
Roberts (W), Geddes and Dolighan

(July 24)  The Ritchie diamond troopers scored once in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning to grab a 6 to 5 walkoff win over the all-colored Shiloh Giants at the South Side grounds. The victors outswatted the Baptists by an 11 to 7 margin as McKinnon blasted a round-tripper.

Wagner (L) and Bowen
Dame (W) and Graham

(July 25)   A two-out theft of home by Al Bertrand in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning highlighted a huge 8 to 7 comeback victory by Calder over the Radials at before a large crowd Diamond Park. Trailing 7 to 2 after seven spasms, the Calderites plated a brace of tallies in the eighth episode and them snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a four-spot in the ninth, climaxed by Bertrand’s daring steal.

Geddes, Moore (L) and Dolighan 
A. Bertrand, Dagsgard (W) and Cote

PLAYOFF FINALS  Calder (“B” Division) vs South Side Centrals (“A” Division)
Best-of-three series

(August 5)  The South Side Centrals went one game up in the Intermediate League finals by defeating Calder 10 to 5 in the opener of the league finals. Leroy Goldsworthy captured the mound decision.

(August 9)  The South Side Centrals coasted to the Edmonton Intermediate Baseball League championship by outgunning the Calder balltossers 11 to 3 to sweep the league finals in two games straight. Wilber Robinson did the hurling for the winners and had first-class defensive support. Phil Gladu, starter on the bump for the Railwaymen, was tagged with the defeat and replaced on the knoll in the second stanza by Dagsgard who went the rest of the way. Third baseman Stone of the Garagemen slammed the globe for a circuit-clout.


The Hustlers were regular-season pennant winners but were defeated by the runner-up Athletics in a best-of-three playoff final series.


(May 7)  Cecil “Tiny” Thompson lashed out two home runs that netted a total of four tallies as the Athletics turned on Riverside in the opening game of the City Baseball League and pinned them under a 10 to 4 defeat.  The MacKenzie brothers provided the Athletics’ battery with winning slabster Bobby spinning a six-hitter with a half-dozen strikeouts. Riverside used two flingers with starter Ted Jacques taking the loss. Archie McTeer, with a triple and single, followed Thompson in the hit parade for the A’s. Leo Murphy stroked a double and one-bagger for the Riversiders.

Jacques (L), Brayne (4) and D. Goss
R. MacKenzie (W) and P. MacKenzie

(May 9)  Jean Bride’s two-run single in the last-half of the eighth episode broke up an 8 – 8 tie and vaulted the Hillhurst Hustlers to a 10 to 8 conquest of the West End Athletics. The A’s had knotted the count in the early portion of the frame by plating a deuce. Eight bases-on-balls by losing heaver Clarence Sabourin put the Athletics behind early in the contest and they were never able to fully recover despite holding an 11 to 8 edge in safe swats. Top willow-wielder in the tilt was Andy Baxter of the winners who clouted the apple for a triple and a brace of singles.

Sabourin (L), R. MacKenzie (9) and P. MacKenzie
Lucas (W) and Howard

(May 12)  Running across a landslide of 14 counters in the fifth frame, the Athletics smothered Riverside 21 to 7. For whatever reason, losing pitcher “Sweeny” Luft was left on the knoll by the Riverside management for the entire nightmarish game despite being torn to shreds by the vicious pounding administered from the bats of the A’s.  Bobby MacKenzie struck out 14 in earning the easy mound win. His batterymate, catcher ”Pudge” MacKenzie, and  second baseman “Dutch” Gainor both stroked three safeties for the West Enders with one of MacKenzie’s blows being a double. Outfielder Gerlitz was by far the greatest offensive threat presented by the Riversiders, cracking a home run with one aboard as well as a triple.

R. MacKenzie (W) and P. MacKenzie
Luft (L) and D. Goss

(May 14)  The Hustlers remained unbeaten by dumping the winless Riverside nine 8 to 2. Leading from the outset and playing almost faultless ball, the Hillhurst aggregation were deserving winners. Johnny Loucks, on the mound for the victors, held Riverside batters to six scattered hits. Youthful Ted Jacques for the Riversiders yielded nine hits but was not afforded consistent support from his mates. Loucks was his own most powerful offensive ally, slamming two doubles and a single. Russ Gibson contributed a triple and single while Frank “Red” Smith came through with a two-bagger and a one-base rap.

Loucks (W) and Howard
Jacques (L) and D. Goss

(May 16)  Seven costly errors and an inability to remain level-headed when disputed decisions went against them contributed to the downfall of the Athletics who ended up on the weak side of an 8 to 6 verdict in their City League scrap with the Hustlers. Darkness closed off the action after eight episodes of contentious play in which the Hillhurst nine clubbed the horsehide for 16 bingles while the West Enders were accumulating ten safeties. The foes were on even terms at 5 – 5 after five rounds of play had been completed but the Hustlers copped the decision by virtue of a singleton in the eighth and a deuce in the ninth. “Red” Smith and flychaser Young both had perfect four-for-four performances at the dish for the winners with a two-base clout part of Smith’s sum of swats. Jean Bride added a double and single. 

Lucas (W) and Howard
Dyer (L) and G. Lewis

(May 19)  Riverside broke into the win column for the first time this season with a ferocious 11 to 0 conquest of the Athletics at Mewata Park. Ray Brayne did his true stuff on the mound for the balltossers from across the Bow River, holding the A’s to seven scattered hits in his initial start. Losing tosser Clarence Sabourin was clouted unmercifully and, in the seventh, relinquished knoll chores to “Lefty” Dyer. Max Morasch lit up the duo of West End hurlers for a home run, double and single, all good for four RBI’s. Brayne also had three safeties, one of which was a two-bagger, and drove in four tallies. Outfielder Gerlitz contributed three singles and fellow flychaser Emil Borgens delivered a solo round-tripper and a single.  

Brayne (W) and D. Goss
Sabourin (L), Dyer (7) and G. Lewis

(May 21)  With dark clouds preventing play beyond the seventh stanza, the Riverside band of diamondeers reeled of their second straight win, swamping the pace-setting Hustlers 8 to 3 at Mewata Park. All the scoring was done in the first four frames with the Rivermen taking command of things by posting a four-spot in the top-of the fourth. Winning twirler Ted Jacques struck out ten of the Hustlers, walked three and limited them to four hits. Starter Johnny Loucks of the Hillhurst Horde found the going rough and was nicked for ten safeties before being bounced in the pivotal fourth. Cleanup hitter Emil Borgens gathered three hits, including a sizzling double, for the victorious Riversiders. 

Jacques (W) and D. Goss
Loucks (L), Lucas (4) and Howard

(May 23)  The front-running Hustlers rolled over the Athletics 19 to 4 in in a loosely-played, poor exhibition of City League baseball at Mewata Park. Winning pitcher Stu Lucas limited the West Enders to four hits and two free passes while whiffing seven. His teammates, however, booted the ball on seven occasions. The A’s, charged with six errors, used three chuckers who were combed for 16 base blows. Catcher “Mickey” McNabb clouted a home run, triple and single for the Hillhurst aggregation while Archie McTeer slugged a four-bagger for the vanquished nine.

Dyer (L), R. MacKenzie, Gainor and P. MacKenzie
Lucas (W) and McNabb

(May 26)  After three straight losses, two of which were routs, the Athletics came back with renewed strength to bounce the Riverside squad 10 to 3. A six-run outburst in the eighth episode sealed the deal for the West Enders who had a 10 to 9 edge in base hits. Bobby MacKenzie copped the knoll verdict over Ray Brayne who exited in the final frame. The Rivermen were porous defensively, committing seven errors. “Dutch” Gainor had two singles and three RBI’s for the winners. 

R. MacKenzie (W) and P. MacKenzie
Brayne (L), Luft (9) and D. Goss

(May 30)  After squeezing out a 5 to 4 over the Athletics at Mewata Park, the Hustlers established themselves more firmly at the head of the City league. Three hits, aided by a costly error in the centre garden by Archie McTeer and some erratic defensive work by the A’s infield, enabled the Hillhurst Horde to tally four counters in the sixth spasm, one of which turned out to be the winning run. Johnny Loucks surrendered nine hits in securing the hillock triumph over Bobby MacKenzie, who was nicked for eight safeties. Loucks aided his own cause by slamming a triple and a single while clubmate “Red” Smith added a double and one-base rap. 

Loucks (W) and Howard
R. MacKenzie (L) and P. MacKenzie

(June 2)  Carrying the lead from the first inning on, the Hustlers were forced to escape a bases-loaded situation in the ninth inning to emerge with a 10 to 9 victory over Riverside. The Rivermen had come on strong in the late stages of the game to wipe out a 9 to 4 deficit and put the Hillhurst contingent in a tight corner. The Hustlers plated their tenth and final marker in the bottom-of-the-eighth episode on an RBI-single by Jean Bride, a tally that turned out to be the winning run. In the top-of-the-final canto, an RBI-double by Riverside’s Johnny Lawther and a run-scoring one-bagger off the bat of catcher D. Goss put the West Enders within one marker of knotting the count. They eventually loaded the sacks but, with two retired, winning pitcher Stu Lucas, who was unsteady throughout, fanned sixth-stanza reliever “Sweeny” Luft to end the game. The Riversiders had a 14 to 12 advantage in base hits as Lawther gathered another double plus a brace of singles in addition to his ninth-round two-bagger. Andy Baxter doubled on two occasions for the winners.
Jacques (L), Luft (6) and D. Goss
Lucas (W) and McNabb

STANDINGS           W       L       Pct.
Hustlers            6       1      .857
Athletics           3       5      .375
Riverside           2       5      .286

(June 4)  The Athletics drubbed the Hustlers 13 to 6, sending the Hillhurst nine down to only their second setback of the campaign. Bursting out of the gate with a four-spot in the opening canto, the A’s never looked back. Clarence Sabourin did the flinging for the winners and, while he was touched for ten safeties, so firm was the support behind him that only in the sixth spasm were the losers able to mount much of an attack. The offerings of losing slabster Johnny Loucks, on the other hand, were choice morsels for the hungry West Enders who slammed his stuff for 15 base blows. Rosie Helmer stroked three singles for the winners while “Pudge” Mackenzie slapped out a double and single. For the Hustlers, Loucks was his own best offensive ally, pounding the pill for a triple and a brace of one-baggers while “Red” Smith came through with a double and a pair of singles.

Sabourin (W) and P. MacKenzie
Loucks (L) and McNabb

(June 9)  Marooning 11 baserunners, Riverside fell 8 to 3 to the first-place Hustlers in City League action. The Hillhurst aggregation made their greatest stride in the seventh stanza, opening up a close game by running over four counters. Jean Bride went all the way on the hill for the winners, yielding nine hits, including a triple and two singles to Leo Murphy of the Boys from across the Bow. Top swatsmith in the clash was Hustlers’ outfielder Russ Gibson who slammed the sphere for a pair of triples and a one-bagger.

Bride (W) and McNabb
Brayne (L), Luft (7) and Murphy, D. Goss

(June 11)  The front-running Hustlers had their lead reduced to two games when they were derailed by the West End Athletics 4 to 3. The A’s had the upper hand throughout the contest and it wasn’t until the Hillhurst Horde put together a three-run rally in the top-of-the-ninth inning that the game took on exciting proportions. Up until that closing frame, winning tosser “Lefty” Dyer had subdued the Hustlers to just two safeties. After weakening in the ninth, Dyer was relieved by Bobby Mackenzie who gave up a two-run double to pinch-hitter McDonald before retiring the side. Archie McTeer of the West Enders, with a brace of singles, was the lone multi-hit player in the tilt.  

Lucas (L) and McNabb
Dyer (W), R. MacKenzie (9) and G. Lewis

(June 16)  Blowing several chances to cinch the game, Riverside baseballers were beaten 3 to 2 by the Hustlers who scored an unearned run in the bottom-half of the ninth round to cop the victory. Playing-manager Bill Broome’s dropped fly ball allowed the deciding tally to touch the pan and broke up a fine hurling battle between winner Johnny Loucks and hard luck loser Ted Jacques of the Riversiders. Both slabsters rationed opposing batters to just five hits. Base running mistakes, especially in the fifth frame when the Boys from across the Bow had runners at the corners with none out, cost the Rivermen big time. 

Jacques (L) and D. Goss
Loucks (W) and McNabb

(June 18)  With winning slabster Bobby MacKenzie holding the opposition to five scattered hits, the Athletics swamped the short-handed Hustlers 11 to 0 at Mewata Park. MacKenzie struck out five, hit one batter and did not issue a walk in earning the complete-game shutout victory while his mates were busy banging out 14 base blows of losing chucker Stu Lucas who given the hook after eight episodes. Clarence Reddick clouted a run-scoring triple and a couple of singles for the A’s while clubmate Archie McTeer drilled three singles. 

R. MacKenzie (W) and P. MacKenzie
Lucas (L), McNabb (9) and McNabb, McDonald

(June 23)  The Riverside diamond troopers did all their scoring in the first four innings and maintained their lead to topple the first-place Hustlers 9 to 8. Ted Jacques, on the knoll for the Riversiders, went the distance and survived a great deal of pressure from the Hillhurst nine in the final three rounds to escape with the mound decision. Starting heaver Johnny Loucks absorbed the setback for the Hustlers. First baseman Black tripled and singled for the winners while Hillhurst’s Jean Bride connected for a double and one-bagger. 

Loucks (L), Bride (4) and McDonald, McNabb
Jacques (W) and D. Goss

(June 25)  A recent advance by the Athletics toward the leadership of the Hustlers in the City League received a rude setback when the Hillhurst squad dumped the West Enders 9 to 6. The Hustlers lit up losing twirler Clarence Sabourin for 15 of their 16 hits before he was driven from the knoll in the seventh spasm. Winning heaver Jean Bride was nicked for nine safeties including a double and single each by Frank Mastel, Clarence Reddick, Archie McTeer and Rosie Helmer. Shortstop Young nailed a triple and two singles for the winners while Johnny Loucks pasted the horsehide for a double and a brace of one-base raps. Catcher Stan Savage chipped in with a two-bagger and a single. 

Bride (W) and Savage
Sabourin (L), McLean (7) and G. Lewis

(June 30)  An erratic sixth inning cost the Riverside squad and losing twirler Ray Brayne the decision in their tussle with the Hustlers with the Hillhurst nine coming out on top 6 to 5. The Boys from across the Bow had an 8 to 6 edge in base hits in the contest and looked like winners until the sixth when an all-round meltdown turned the tide unfavorably. Stuart Lucas, raked for eight hits, picked up the mound win.

Brayne (L) and D. Goss
Lucas (W) and McNabb

STANDINGS          W       L       Pct.
Hustlers          10       5      .667
Athletics          6       6      .500
Riverside          3       8      .273

(July 2)  Coming on strong in the eighth and ninth innings, the Athletics administered a 15 to 7 beating upon the first-place Hustlers. The A’s spanked losing twirler Johnny Loucks for 15 of their 17 base knocks after he assumed pitching chores in the fourth round, the majority of those bingles coming late in the fracas after the teams had been locked in a 4 – 4 tie. A six-spot in the eighth episode followed by an additional five in the final canto sealed the deal for the West Enders. Cecil “Tiny” Thompson, who came in from the left garden to do the flinging in the third chapter, copped the hurling verdict. He also paced the victors with the lumber, swatting a double and a brace of one-baggers. Also with significant offensive contributions were Clarence Reddick who belted a two-run homer and a single, Ronnie Martin who nailed two doubles as well as both Frank Mastel and “Dutch” Gainor who each had a double and single. 

Dyer, C. Thompson (W) (3) and P. MacKenzie
Lucas, Loucks (L) (4) and McDonald

(July 4)  Concentrated hitting strength and a firmer style of fielding gave the Athletics an 9 to 7 win over Riverside in an argumentive City League tussle. The A’s ran across four tallies in the bottom-of-the-opening panel and never trailed thereafter, carrying a 12 to 9 advantage in base hits. George Lewis notched the complete-game pitching win over the Riversiders’ Gleason. “Tiny” Thompson led the West Enders with the baton, slamming the pill for a double and three singles. Teammate “Dutch” Gainor stroked a triad of one-baggers. First sacker Black was tops with the willow for the vanquished nine, spanking the spheroid for a triple and a brace of singles. 

Gleason (L) and D. Goss
G. Lewis (W) and P. MacKenzie

(July 5)  With only seven of their players appearing at Mewata Park for their scheduled encounter, the Hillhurst Hustlers were forced to forfeit their City League game to Riverside 9 to 0.

(July 7)  After striking out 14 Hustler sluggers, walking 14 and allowing but one measly hit, a seventh-inning single by H. Braithwaite, “Lefty” Hollister, a new southpaw flinger sprung by the management of the Riverside club, lost the pitching decision in a City League affair, the final score being 8 to 4. Hollister’s erratic slinging that cost the Riversiders the game also included three hit batters and four wild pitches. Meanwhile Stuart Lucas, on the bump for the Hillhursts, turned in a steady six-hit performance with seven whiffs and one free pass. Three of the bingles yielded by Lucas, a triple, double and single, came off the lumber of flychaser Dorsey.  

Lucas (W) and McNabb, McDonald
Hollister (L) and D. Goss

(July 11)  Despite a four-hit performance by Cecil “Tiny” Thompson, the Athletics failed to hit in the clutch and dropped an 8 to 6 verdict to the pace-setting Hustlers at Mewata Park. Winning slabster Jean Bride, roughed up for ten base raps by the West Enders, rose to the occasion in the bottom-of-the-final canto when, with two baserunners aboard, he enticed Rosie Helmer of the A’s to ground out to close the engagement, stranding the pair whose tallies could have tied the match. Larry Glickman, ex-Rockyford flinger, tossed for the losers but was a trifle wild, issuing five bases-on-balls to go along with the nine hits he surrendered. “Dutch” Gainor doubled twice in a losing cause while Dave Stoddart ripped a double and a one-bagger to pace the victors’ balanced offensive attack. 

Bride (W) and McDonald
Glickman (L) and P. MacKenzie

(July 15)  In the first of back-to-back-to-back clashes, the Athletics clobbered Riverside 11 to 2 in a wind-swept affair at Mewata Park. “Lefty” Dyer’s winning southpaw flinging in the dust storm accounted for eleven strikeouts and two walks while the Rivermen were only able to nick his offerings for seven safeties, all singles. Losing twirler Ted Jacques was clouted for eleven base raps by the A’s, including a three-run homer by Henry Palfrey, and had greater difficult adjusting to the strong gusts, surrendering seven free passes. Archie McTeer lit Jacques up for three singles while “Dutch” Gainor slugged a triple and one-bagger.

Jacques (L) and Vickerson
Dyer (W) and G. Lewis

(July 16)  The Athletics scored seven runs in the eighth and final session to nose out Riverside 13 to 12 in the sandwich portion of a three-game set with the Boys from across the Bow. The loss for the tail-enders was extremely disappointing as they held a significant 15 to 6 advantage in base hits during the tilt and deserved the decision. Holding a 12 to 6 lead as a rain-delay temporarily halted the beginning of the last-half of the eighth episode, losing pitcher Johnny Gleason completely unravelled once play resumed by hitting one batter, walking six in a row and uncorking five wild pitches with a passed ball and a scratch single thrown in the mix. Wasted by the Riversiders in the devastating setback were three-hit performances by first baseman Black and outfielder Emil Borgens as well as a triple and two-bagger off the lumber of Leo Murphy. Archie McTeer, with three one-baggers, had half the hits attained by the West Enders.

Gleason (L) and D. Goss
McLean (W) and G. Lewis

(July 17)  Indifferent pitching and defensive play by the Riverside nine allowed the Athletics to run across eleven tallies in the eighth inning to win 16 to 5 and cop their third triumph in three evenings over the cellar-dwellers. The setback for the Riversiders was even more painful considering that eight of the 11 markers that crossed the pan in the game-deciding outburst came after catcher Stew Vickerson dropped a third strike on Frank Mastel’s whiff and threw wild to first base. Archie McTeer, in a rare pitching performance, yielded ten hits and walked five in picking up the complete-game win for the A’s. “Dutch” Gainor and Ronnie Martin headed the victors offensively, each coming up with a double and three singles. Rosie Helmer supplied the bulk of the power, slamming two triples and a double.

McTeer (W) and G. Lewis
Jacques (L), Gerlitz (9) and Vickerson

(July 18)  Beating down the recent threat posed to their position at the head of the City Baseball League, the Hustlers turned back the rampaging Athletics 7 to 4 at Mewata Park. It was the timely hitting of veteran initial sacker Andy Baxter that spearheaded the Hillhust victory after a layoff of a week. On a couple of occasions, Baxter connected for bingles off “Lefty” Dyer with two runners on, sweeping four runs over, and that was just sufficient to settle the decision. A third-inning triple accounted for two-RBI’s and a fifth-frame single the other pair. The Hustler infielder also stroked an earlier one-bagger to finish with three safe swats in support of winning chucker Stuart Lucas. Clarence Sabourin nicked Lucas for a double and single to lead the West Enders at the plate.

Dyer (L) and G. Lewis
Lucas (W) and McNabb

(July 19)  Scheduled for their fifth diamond battle in five evenings, the Athletics came up one player short and were compelled to forfeit the game 9 to 0 to the Riverside aggregation.

(July 23)  “Lefty” Hollister, portside flinger of the Riverside baseballers, held the Athletics to a lonely single as the Boys from across the Bow clipped the second-place Athletics 5 to 1. It was the Riversiders final appearance of the regular schedule and, since they did not qualify for a post-season playoff spot, their last contest against City League entrants. Catcher D. Goss doubled and singled for the winners against complete-game loser Bobby Mackenzie while clubmate Emil Borgens singled twice.

R. MacKenzie (L) and P. MacKenzie
Hollister (W) and D. Goss

(July 25)  Setting the stage for their best-of-three playoff final series, the Athletics broke loose for a pair of runs in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning to squeeze past the Hustlers 4 to 3 in the closing game of the Calgary City League schedule. It was a two-RBI double by outfielder Archie McTeer that put the A’s in front for the first time and settled the issue in walkoff fashion. Infielder “Cy” Young toed the rubber for the Hillhurst nine in the windup affair and stifled the West Enders on three hits after eight episodes of play. However, after a hit batter and a base-on-balls to start the ninth, Stuart Lucas was seconded to the clay heap to rescue Young. Clarence Reddick sacrificed both baserunners into scoring position and McTeer followed with his two-bagger to close out the action. Infielders “Red” Smith and Dave Stoddart both laced a couple of singles to pace the Hustlers’ eight-hit offense against winning heaver “Lefty” Dyer.

Young (L), Lucas (9) and Savage
Dyer (W) and P. MacKenzie

FINAL STANDINGS        W      L      Pct.
Hustlers              13      8     .619
Athletics             11     10     .524
Riverside              6     12     .333

PLAYOFF FINALS  Athletics vs Hustlers  (best-of-three series)

(July 30)  Before an enthusiastic crowd of 2,500 crammed into Mewata Park, the second-place Athletics profited from their ability to collect timely bingles off the slants of losing twirler Stu Lucas plus the erratic fielding of the pennant-winning Hustlers to plate ten runs in their final three turns at bat, capturing the opening game of the City League finals by a score of 13 to 7. Eight errors behind the ace hurler of the Hillhurst squad proved a mighty tough burden for Lucas to shoulder. Then too, the West Enders came to life to slam ten of their 13 safeties during the bottom half of the sixth, seventh and eighth rounds. Archie McTeer stroked four singles for the A’s while league batting champion Cecil “Tiny” Thompson followed with a double and a brace of one-baggers, his final safety, aided by an outfield miscue, helping to push across what proved to be the winning tally in the seventh stanza. Bobby Mackenzie went all the way on the hillock for the victors, yielding nine hits, all singles, while walking nary an opposition batter. 

Lucas (L) and McNabb
R. MacKenzie (W) and P. MacKenzie

(August 8)  The Hustlers’ long seven-year reign as champions of the Calgary City Baseball League came to an end when they were defeated by the Athletics 8 to 5 in the second and final game of the league finals before a crowd of 2,000 fans at Mewata Park. The A’s took a 3 – 0 lead against losing twirler Jean Bride in the top-of-the-opening canto and were always in control.  “Tiny” Thompson had three hits for the winning West Enders, all singles, while winning chucker Robbie MacKenzie  and cleanup hitter Archie McTeer both had a brace of bingles, each driving home a pair of runs. One of McTeer’s swats was a triple. 

R. MacKenzie (W) and P. MacKenzie
Bride (L) and McNabb


Red Sox

LEAGUE FINALS  Brewery vs Alyth  (best-of-three finals)

(August 5)  Alyth took the lead in the Calgary intermediate finals by defeating the Brewery nine 5 to 4 at Mewata Park. The Railroaders had a 10 to 9 advantage in base hits as second baseman Thompson backed winning pitcher Hill by securing three singles. Shortstop P. Gerlitz of the vanquished nine also had a triad of one-baggers. Both Hill and losing flinger “Slim” Miller rang up nine strikeouts.
Miller (L) and Kimmel
Hill (W) and Forman

(August 9 and August ?)  The Brewery baseballers captured games two and three of the Calgary Intermediate League finals to win the series two-games-to-one. No final scores or game details located in print.


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(August 13 & August 20)  A.A.B.A. senior baseball semi-finals   Stavely (Alberta Southern League) vs Calgary Athletics (Calgary City League)  best-of-five series

(August 13)  Calgary Athletics are up two games to none in their provincial series with Stavely after twin victories at Mewata Stadium Wednesday. A's shaded the visitors 3-2 in the first game before launching the heavy artillery in the 12-1 triumph in the second contest before 2,500 fans at Calgary. 

In the afternoon affair, veteran Slim Haynes led his mates with a fine seven-hit display but Bobby Mackenzie, who gave up eight safeties, came away with the pitching victory. A fluke homer in the third inning proved to be the difference.  Stavely centre fielder Ferris Bouzyan was not familiar with the ugly rut in midfield and Reddick's drive hit the area and the ball hopped over his head going deep in the pasture for a four-bagger with Frank Mastel aboard. MacKenzie had seven strikeouts in going the route for the winners. He walked two. Haynes fanned five without a free pass.

Haynes (L) and Allen
R.Mackenzie (W) and P.Mackenzie

Calgary scored a pair in the first inning of the second game, added three in the third and coasted to the easy 12-1 victory. Lefty Dyer pitched a four-hitter for the Athletics while Calgary pounded out 15 hits, three each by Cecil Thompson and Reddick. Thompson had a triple and scored four times and Reddick, with two doubles,  crossed the plate on three occasions. Archie McTeer smacked a homer and single.

Frederickson (L), Haynes and Allen
Dyer (W) and Lewis

(August 20)   With a 4-3 win at Stavely, the Calgary Athletics captured the best-of-five series in three straight games to advance to the final of the provincial senior championship. The visitors jumped into a 4-0 lead getting a run in the second, an Archie McTeer homer in the sixth and a pair in the seventh. Stavely fought back in the eighth with a three run rally loading the bases with none out. Harry Malchow and Hap Rea singled and Slim Haynes reached on an error.  Ferris Bouzyan forced Malchow at home, but in trying for a double play, catcher Pudge MacKenzie's throw to first sailed high and Rea scampered home. Roy Jenkins followed with a two-run blow but Stavely fell just short. Bobby MacKenzie held Stavely to six hits in posting the pitching win over Haynes.

R.MacKenzie (W) and P.MacKenzie
Haynes (L) and Allen

With Calgary having secured the series victory, the second game of the scheduled double header became an exhibition contest with Stavely notching a 6-1 triumph.  Geddes of Nanton hurled five innings to get the win for Stavely. The game was called after seven innings.

Dyer (L) and xxx
Geddes (W), Haynes (6) and xxx

(August 13, August 20 & August 21)  A.A.B.A. senior baseball semi-finals   Medicine Hat Typos (independent) vs Lethbridge Elks (Southern Alberta League)   best-of-five series

(August 13)  The Lethbridge Elks and Medicine Hat Typos each have a win as they split Wednesday's double-header in two thrilling games at Lethbridge. Elks took the opener 3-0 as Bill Mulholland fired a four-hit shutout against his former teammates and Ralph Greenaway poked a homer.  Greenaway also scored the first Lethbridge run when he walked, stole second and scored on a passed ball in the first inning. Typos came back to win the second game 3-1 behind Miechsner, former leading hurler at St. Louis University, who held the Elks to six hits and fanned 12.

Elks took the early lead in the evening game as Harvey Schweitzer walked and scored on Cy Clendenan's drive down the third base line in the second stanza.  Typos tied the match in the fourth when Jack Rogers singled, stole second and came all the way home on a passed ball. They got the winning marker in the sixth when Al Smeaton drew a free pass, advanced on a steal and fielder's choice and romped home on Bellamy's safety. Medicine Hat added an insurance run in the eighth.

Connors (L) and Rogers
Mulholland (W) and Sang

Miechsner (W) and Rogers
Geoghegan (L) and Edge

(August 20)  Lethbridge Elks came away with a win and a tie in Wednesday's playoff doubleheader with Medicine Hat. Elks took the first game 4-1 before an overflow crowd as Bill Mulholland fashioned a three-hitter for his second playoff victory. The second game ended in a 2-2 draw when called after seven innings because of darkness. In the first game, two second inning runs by the Elks proved enough for the victory. Cyre led off with a triple and Harvey Sweitzer followed with a single for the initial score and Cyrus Clendenan smacked a double for the second marker.

Mulholland (W) and Sang
Meichsner (L) and Rogers

Elks started fast in the second game getting a pair in the first frame. Gordie Morrison and Cyre were walked and scored on a hit by Gillis and some sloppy fielding.  Norm Trimble scored both runs for the Typos, one in the third and another on a homer in the seventh. Jimmy Connors held the Elks to three hits while issuing six free passes. The Typos managed six hits off Norman "Big Six" Geoghegan.

Geoghegan and Edge
Connors and Rogers

(August 21)   Lethbridge Elks whipped Medicine Hat Typos 10-3 Thursday to advance to the provincial final against the Calgary Athletics. Elks scored a pair in the first inning and another two in the second to cruise to the victory. Big Six Geoghegan, who went seven innings yesterday, had a shutout through six innings before weakening in the latter stages. First baseman Gordie Morrison smacked a double and triple and scored twice for the winners. Geoghegan added a pair of hits, drove in a run and scored one.

Geoghegan (W) and Sang
Plante (L) and Rogers

(August 27 & September 1)  A.A.B.A. senior baseball finals   Lethbridge Elks (Southern Alberta Baseball league) vs Calgary Athletics (Calgary City Baseball League)  best-of-five series)

(August 27)     The Alberta Senior Baseball final is tied at a game apiece after a Wednesday double-header which saw Calgary Athletics trounce Lethbridge Elks  14-5 in the first game before the Elks regrouped for a 5-4 decision in the evening encounter. Bill Mullholland of the Elks went from first game goat to second game hero. He didn't make it out of the first inning in the opener as Calgary erupted for five runs in the opening stanza. They added five more in the second as the home club battered the Elks for 13 hits. Rosie Helmer and Palfrey each collected three safeties for the winners while Reddick, Cecil Thompson and Ronnie Martin each smacked a pair. Bobby MacKenzie, allowed a dozen hits, but went the route for the pitching win.

Mulholland (L), Geoghegan (1) and Edge, Sang
R.MacKenzie (W) and P.MacKenzie

Mulholland rebounded with a strong effort in the second game holding Calgary to seven hits, one a two-run homer by Archie McTeer, while racking up 14 strikeouts. Cyre had a four-bagger for the Elks and Gordie Morrison knocked out three hits. Charlie Sang added a double and single and scored twice. Lethbridge got the winner in the seventh when Morrison doubled and came around to score on a single by Vic Gillis.

Mulholland (W) and Sang
Dyer (L) and Lewis

(September 1)   Calgary Athletics put on an awesome offensive show Labour Day at Lethbridge cracking out 32 hits in crushing the Elks 25 to 9 and 8 to 6 to take the Alberta Senior Baseball championship three games to one. The first three hitters in the Calgary lineup accounted for nine hits and 12 runs in the first contest. Frank Mastel highlighted the offense with four hits and four runs. Tiny Thompson pounded out three hits and scored four times and Reddick had a pair of hits and four scores. Winning hurler Bobby MacKenzie helped with two hits and four runs. Lethbridge also showed some offense with 14 hits, three each by Ralph Greenaway, Cyre and Vic Gillis.  The teams combined for 16 errors, ten by Lethbridge.

R.MacKenzie (W) and P.MacKenzie
Geoghegan (L), Cyre (4) and Sang

After Lethbridge had taken the lead with a score in the first inning, Calgary roared back with one in the second and five in the third to take the lead for good. Archie McTeer paced a 15-hit attack with a double and three singles.  Frank Mastel added two more safeties and Rosie Helmer, Ronnie Martin and Palfrey each had a pair. Cyre and Gordon Greenaway produced three hits apiece for the Elks. Greenaway's total included a three-bagger. Lefty Dyer gave up ten hits and three walks in going the distance on the hill for the winners. Bill Mulholland took the loss.

Dyer (W) and Lewis
Mulholland (L) and Sang


Claresholm, Nanton, Macleod, Stavely, Vulcan

May 22)  Vulcan clipped Stavely 6 to 1 as two old war-horses, Si Siler and Slim Haynes, locked horns on the knoll. New third baseman Tholl led the winning Vulcan ten-hit attack against Haynes with a home run and triple.

Siler (W) and Seevers
Haynes (L) and Allen

(May 27)  Invading Stavely clipped Vulcan 7 to 4 in a nip-and-tuck Alberta Southern League tilt. Winning heaver Lester “Slim” Haynes belted an opening-inning home run but needed a three-run outburst by his mates in the seventh stanza to come out on top of his old rival, Si Siler. 

Haynes (W) and Allen
Siler (L) and Seevers

(May 28)  Stavely won a close 3 to 2 decision over visiting Claresholm, scoring the winning counter in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning on an RBI-bingle by Earl “Jersey” Reid. Winning pitcher Harry Malchow tossed a six-hitter, struck out nine walked two and didn’t allow an earned run.

Frederickson (L) and xxx
Malchow (W) and Allen

(May 29)  Invading Macleod scored six runs in the top-of-the-ninth inning to take a come-from-behind 18 to 14 win over Claresholm.

McMurray, McDonald (1), Murphy (W) (3) and Dillingham
Henderson, Johnson (L) (1) and M. Berg

(June 4)  Invading Stavely crushed Claresholm 19 to 1, out hitting their hosts by a healthy 12 to 4 margin.

Haynes, Clark (W) (4) and Allen
Munroe (L), Frederickson (1), M. Berg (4) and Berg

(June 11)  Costly infield errors by the hosting Claresholm nine led to an 8 to 2 drubbing at the hands of Vulcan.

Siler (W) and Seevers
Frederickson (L) and M. Berg

(June 11)  League-leading Stavely took the long end of a 7 to 3 decision from Nanton. Roy Jenkins belted three triples for the victors.

(June 12)  Vulcan travelled to Claresholm and laid an 8 to 2 beating on the home team.

Siler (W) and Seevers
Frederickson (L) and M. Berg

(June 13)  Homestanding Macleod edged Stavely 5 to 4 to move into second place in the Alberta Southern League.

McDonald (W) and Dillingham
Clark (L), Haynes (7) and Allen

(June 15)  Overcoming eight errors by his teammates, Lester “Slim” Haynes pitched Stavely to a 4 – 0 shutout win over Nanton. Haynes allowed four hits, struck out nine and donated one walk. Roy Jenkins homered for the winners.

Geddes (L), Skeen (5) and Loree
Haynes (W) and Allen

(June 25)  The Claresholm nine played loose defensively in the first inning which cost them a 5 to 3 loss to Nanton.

Geddes (W) and Loree
Frederickson (L) and M. Berg

(June 25)  Stavely took a hard-fought 4 to 2 verdict from Vulcan as old rivals, “Slim” Haynes and Si Siler locked horns in a mound duel. The victors had a 9 to 7 edge in base hits although Siler fanned ten to seven for Haynes. Two runs in the bottom-of-the-eighth inning on an RBI-single by Harry Malchow and a run-scoring double off the bat of “Shorty” Bouzyan broke a 2 – 2 tie, sealing the deal for Stavely.

Siler (L) and Nelson
Haynes (W) and Allen

(June 27)  Claresholm sank deeper into the cellar position in the Alberta Southern league after dropping a 5 to 3 decision to visiting Nanton. Infield errors, nine of them, spelled doom for the hosts. Only seven hits were registered by the two teams, four by the winners. Winning chucker “Buzz” Geddes checked in with 16 strikeouts while Claresholm’s Frederickson whiffed 13.

Geddes (W) and Loree
Frederickson (L) and M. Berg

(July 16)  A run-scoring single by outfielder Dick, followed by a bases-loaded fly that was muffed in the outer pasture, brought across four seventh-inning runs which broke a 2 – 2 tie and led to an ultimate 6 to 4 victory by Vulcan over first-place Stavely.

(July 30)  After a long chase over the past month, the Vulcan nine drew even with the front-running Stavely aggregation in the standings by virtue of  a 6 to 4 conquest of their foes. Each team has now lost three starts. 

(August 2)  Stavely secured a 10 to 4 victory over Nanton in a weather-shortened, seven-inning affair to take a half-game lead over Vulcan. “Shorty” Bouzyan and Alex Allen had home runs for Stavely in support of winning pitcher “Slim” Haynes while Nanton’s Larson also launched a four-bagger.

Geddes (L), Larson (3) and xxx
Haynes (W) and Allen

(August 7)  An 8 to 2 victory by Nanton over visiting Vulcan in the final regular-season contest gave the idle Stavely squad the 1924 Alberta Southern League pennant. “Buzz” Geddes copped the complete-game hillock verdict.

Throll (L), Siler (3) and xxx
Geddes (W) and xxx


Cardston Colts
Lethbridge Elks
Lethbridge Miners
Magrath Tigers
Raymond Robins
Spring Coulee Cubs
Taber Crescents     

(May 30)  Seventh-inning reliever Doug Allred slammed a three-run homer in the ninth chapter that salvaged a 4 – 4 tie for the visiting Cardston Colts at Adams Park in their Southern Alberta League opener against the Lethbridge Miners. An extra inning of play was scoreless and the game was called after ten innings because of darkness. Both teams managed to swat the horsehide for nine base hits. Jack Zubach stroked four singles for the Miners starting twirler Willard Brooks was best with the baton for Cardston with a triple and double.

Brooks, Allred (7) and J. McKenzie
S. Seaman and Yorko

(May 31)  The invading Lethbridge Elks took an early 4 – 0 lead and played on essentially even terms for the rest of the game in taking a 4 to 1 decision from the Taber Crescents. The Elks garnered only three hits but the unsteady play of the Crescents allowed them to plate unearned deuces in each of the first and second stanzas while Taber’s lone tally came on a solo home run by “Casey” Anderson in the sixth spasm. Winning pitcher “Big Six” Geoghegan yielded six bingles, fanned ten and walked two while Joe Tufteland, on the slab for the losers, also walked a pair while whiffing 13.

Geoghegan (W) and Talbot
Tufteland (L) and H. Harris

(May 31)  The Magrath Tigers mauled the Raymond Robins 11 to 1 in the Southern Alberta League curtain-raiser for both teams.

Weaver (L), Nalder and xxx
Wagner (W), Conner and xxx

(June 4)  Bill Mulholland, portside flinger for the Lethbridge Elks faced only 27 batters as he set the Magrath Tigers down without the semblance of a hit in the first Southern Alberta League fixture at the new Henderson Stadium, hurling the Brother Bills to a 10 to 0 triumph. Two of the Garden City batters reached first base, one on a first-inning error and the other on a walk in the second stanza, but Mulholland promptly added to his laurels in each instance by picking off both runners with snap throws to the initial sack. Mulholland rang up 14 strikeouts during his complete-game gem. The verdict was virtually assured after the Antlered Herd roared out to an 8 to 0 lead after three sessions. The Lethbridge batters had a balanced 12-hit attack with Ralph Greenway, Gord Morrison, third baseman Wagness and Charlie Talbot all registering two singles.

Wagner (L). Conner (6) and D. Minion
Mulholland (W) and Talbot

(June 4)  The Lethbridge Miners rallied for four eight-inning tallies to edge the homestanding Raymond Robins 7 to 6.

S. Seaman (W) and Ferko
Nalder, Finch and Hicken

(June 4)  The Taber Crescents pounded Spring Coulee starting pitcher W. Rice for five runs in the opening panel as they went on to defeat the hosting Cubs 9 to 3. Winning twirler Joe Tufteland struck out 17 and had the upper hand against the Coulee Men throughout the contest.

Tufteland (W) and H. Harris
Rice (L), Gilchrist and Mercer

(June 11)  The Elks walked off with a 13 to 4 victory over the Miners at Adams Park in the first meeting of the season between the two Lethbridge rivals. Winning chucker Norm Geoghegan of the Antlered Tribe was wild as a March hare, hitting six batters, walking three and uncorking a brace of wild pitches but, when it came to issuing hits, he was mighty stingy, surrendering just four, including a double and single to Lawson Turcotte. On top of that, “Big Six” mowed down 17 Miner batters via the strikeout route. His mound opponent, Steve Seaman, was combed for 13 safeties, often coming in bunches when bingles produced bacon. Third baseman Wagness collected three singles for the winners while teammate Charlie Talbot delivered a double and a single.
Geoghegan (W) and Talbot
S. Seaman (L) and Yorko

(June 11)  Blowing a tire in the fifth-frame when a series of costly errors accounted for the Cardston merry-go-round that produced all of their scoring, the invading Raymond Robins dropped a grueling Southern Alberta League game to the hosting Colts 4 to 2.

Nalder (L) and Hicken
Brooks (W) and J. McKenzie

(June 11)  Taber won a wild scuffle from visiting Spring Coulee, coming from behind to record an 8 to 6 conquest of the Cubs. Both aggregations clipped the horsehide for eight safeties with home runs coming off the lumber of I. Harris and Clint Hodges of the Crescents. Hodges had a run-scoring double to go along with his round-tripper and finished with three RBI’s. W. Rice doubled and singled for the Cubbies. Reliever Joe Tufteland copped the pitching win for Taber, breezing six during his tenure on the hill. Losing flinger “Tiny” Gilchrist went all the way in defeat and also rang up a half-dozen punchouts. 

Gilchrist (L) and Mercer
Wainman, Tufteland (W) (4) and H. Harris

(June 18)  Fiendish batting, brilliant pitching by portsider Bill Mulholland and errorless support by his defensive crew all contributed to a one-sided 15 to 1 triumph by the Lethbridge Elks over the visiting Taber Crescents. The Antlered Brigade piled up 13 base hits for 20 bases against Taber pitching ace Joe Tufteland while Mulholland struck out 13 and quietly subdued the Crescents on six scattered hits. Four tallies in their first turn at bat by the Brother Bills set the tone for the contest. Harvey Schweitzer belted a triple and two singles for the Horned Herd while hot corner custodian Wagness drilled three singles. Mike Kosko followed with a three-bagger and one-base rap.

Tufteland (L) and H. Harris
Mulholland (W) and Talbot

(June 18)  The Magrath Tigers enjoyed a swatfest on their home turf by clubbing the Lethbridge Miners into submission 15 to 1. Winning heaver Conner of the Bengals pitched a consistent five-hit game and helped his own cause with a three-run homer and a triple. The lone tally crossing the pan for the Miners resulted from a four-ply clout off the bat of Jack Zubach in the final chapter. Roy Minion banged out a triple, double and single for Magrath

S. Seaman (L), Grigigi (5), Sakatch (8) and Yorko
Conner (W) and D. Minion

(June 18)  The Spring Coulee Cubs blew a 7 to 3 lead and suffered a bitter 8 to 7 defeat at the hands of the visiting Cardston Colts. Five big counters in the sixth spasm turned the tide for the Temple City nine. Ken Long slammed a round-tripper for the vanquished Coulee Men. 

Brooks, Allred (W) (5) and J. McKenzie
Johnson, Gilchrist (L) (6) and Mercer

(June 20)  A driving rain abruptly ended the Southern Alberta League clash between the Cardston Colts and Lethbridge Elks during play in the top-of-the-seventh stanza with the result that the score, which was standing at a 3 – 3 tie at the time, reverted back to the end of the sixth spasm, saving the bacon for the Antlered Tribe who came away with a 3 to 2 victory. Mike Kosko’s two-run homer in the bottom-half-of-the-sixth vaulted the Antlered Tribe, who were in arrears by a run at the time, into the lead. Catcher Jack McKenzie of the Colts, with two singles, was the lone multi-hit player in the clash. 

Allred (L) and J. McKenzie
Mulholland (W) and Talbot

(June 20)  The Spring Coulee Cubs plated all three of their runs in the sixth session and held on to take a 3 to 2 verdict from the hosting Magrath Tigers. The game ended prematurely during the eighth episode because of rain.

Rice (W), Johnson (7) and Mercer
Wagner (L), Conner (5) and D. Minion

(June 20)  Collecting 13 base hits, the homestanding Taber Crescents buried the winless Raymond Robins 7 to 1. Winning pitcher S. Lewis struck out seven and walked three before a sore arm forced him out of play after six innings. First baseman Archie Morrow of the victors clipped losing twirler Cliff Nalder for a triple and two singles while teammates Wainman and Bodie both registered a double and one-bagger.

Nalder (L) and Hicken
Lewis (W), Tufteland (7) and H. Harris

STANDINGS               W      L      Pct.
Lethbridge Elks         5      0    1.000
Cardston Colts          2      1     .667
Taber Crescents         3      2     .600
Magrath Tigers          2      2     .500
Lethbridge Miners       1      2     .333
Spring Coulee Cubs      1      3     .250
Raymond Robins          0      4     .000

(June 25)  Ben Olstead’s ninth-inning single with two retired, the lone hit surrendered by losing flinger Joe Tufteland, drove in Jerry James with the only run of the game as the invading Magrath Tigers snatched a 1 to 0 verdict from the Taber Crescents. James had led off the inning by reaching base on an error and had moved into scoring position as two outs were recorded, romping home with the unearned tally on Olstead’s timely bingle. Tufteland struck out 13, hit one batter and walked none in absorbing the bitter setback. Winning heaver Conner was also in prime form throughout the tilt, limiting the Crescents to just two safeties while walking three and whiffing eight.

Conner (W) and D. Minion
Tufteland (L) and H. Harris  

(June 25)  Base hits were scarce as the travelling Lethbridge Elks, behind the superb hurling of left-hander Bill Mulholland, blanked the Cardston Colts 2 to 0. The game quickly developed into a vintage pitching duel between Mulholland, who fanned eight, and losing chucker Doug Allred of the Temple City nine who struck out 14 of the visitors. The Antlered Brethren scored single counters in each of the second and fourth frames with only their final tally being earned when Mike Kosko’s sacrifice fly plated Gord Morrison who had led off the inning with a triple. The Colts had their best scoring opportunity in the seventh when a pair of Lethbridge errors put runners at first and second base with none out. A force out at third base on a fielder’s choice eased some of the pressure but then a short single loaded the sacks with just one retired. However, the Elks and Mulholland dodged a bullet when the next Cardston batter fouled out and the third out followed on a groundball force at second base. 

Mulholland (W) and Talbot
Allred (L)  and J. McKenzie

(June 27)  A paucity of hits and a bevy of errors defined the ragged Southern Alberta contest captured by the Lethbridge Miners 6 to 4 over the invading Spring Coulee Cubs. Each team booted the ball six times, accounting in large measure for the fairly high score. Neither aggregation had much of an offense, both nines registering only two safeties apiece although the Coal Diggers were in receipt of a four-ply clout by first baseman Lawson Turcotte.  

Johnson (L), Rice (4) and Mercer   
A. Ridpath (W) and Yorko

(July 1)  The Lethbridge Miners overcame an early deficit and came on to trim the hosting Taber Crescents 11 to 6 to move into third place in the standings. Although hit frequently, winning tosser Steve Seaman was in good form and had adequate defensive support. Offensively, Seaman helped himself with a pair of stinging triples, a home run and a single.

S. Seaman (W) and Yorko
Lewis (L), Tufteland and H. Harris

(July 1)  Spring Coulee topped Raymond 9-3.

Brewerton (L), Nalder  and Hicken
Rice (W), Gilchrist and Mercer

(July 1)  Pitching ace Conner rationed Cardston batters to just three safeties as the Magrath Tigers bounced the visiting Colts 8 to 5 to strengthen their hold on second place in the Southern Alberta circuit. All nine players in the lineup for the Bengals had at least one hit against losing chucker Willard Brooks and second-inning reliever Ab Cahoon. Leading the balanced 11-hit attack of the Garden City nine was Ben Olstead who creamed the cookie for a triple plus two singles while Mick Minion delivered a two-run homer.  

Brooks (L), Cahoon (2) and J. McKenzie
Conner (W) and D. Minion

(July 4)  The tail-end Raymond Robins lost their sixth in a row when they were hammered 18 to 6 by the Lethbridge Miners at Adams Park. Allan Ridpath struck out ten, walked three and allowed six hits in securing the hurling victory. The Robins pitching department was woefully weak as starter Cliff Nalder, the first of three chuckers, was tagged with the setback. Steve Seaman and outfielder Grigye had three safe swats apiece for the Coal Diggers. A triple was part of Seaman’s output while Grigye’s sum included two doubles. Third baseman Selman had a cheap inside-the-park homer and a single for the Sugar City squad. 

Nalder (L), Neilson (5), Brewerton (6) and Hicken
Ridpath (W) and Yorko

(July 4)  The Spring Coulee Cubs dented the perfect record of the pace-setting Lethbridge Elks by upsetting the visitors 4 to 3. Right-hander W. Rice pitched for the Bruins and had outstanding defensive support from his outfield crew who gathered in a lot of long fly balls that appeared headed for extra bases. Although outhit by ten raps to eight, the Coulee Men won the affair in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning when first baseman Toomer led off with a double and “Moose” Gilchrist followed with a booming swat, recorded by the scorekeeper as a triple, off Bill Mulholland. Gilchrist had an earlier brace of singles to go along with his game-deciding hit. 

Mulholland (L) and J. Gillis
Rice (W) and Mercer

(July 4)  The Cardston Colts, playing on their home lot, took sweet revenge for their July 1 loss to the Magrath Tigers, pulverizing the Garden City nine 10 to 3. The Temple City nine roared out of the gate with ferocity and, by the time three innings had been played, were sporting an 8 to 0 cushion.

Conner (L), Wagner (5) and D. Minion
Allred (W) and J. McKenzie

(July 9)  Coming off a surprising victory over the league-leading Lethbridge Elks, the Spring Coulee Cubs suffered a crushing 15 to 5 defeat at the hands of the visiting Lethbridge Miners.

Johnson (L), Rice, J. Long and Mercer
Seaman (W) and Yorko

(July 9)  The Cardston Colts travelled to Taber and, after taking an early 3 – 0 lead, took a 9 to 4 licking from the homestanding Crescents. The victors played an atrocious defensive game, having 11 errors, but by laying into the horsehide at critical times, were able to run away with the result. Outfielder Knight drilled RBI-singles in each of the second and seventh stanzas in support of winning heaver Joe Tufteland.

Webster (L), Cahoon (5) and J. McKenzie
Tufteland (W) and H. Harris

(July 9)  The front-running Lethbridge Elks gnawed holes in the hosting Magrath Tigers, clipping the Jingle Cats 9 to 2. For five frames, the Garden City nine held the invaders in check but then a defensive meltdown spelled defeat for their pitching ace Conner. “Big Six” Geoghegan hurled for the Antlered Brethren and was hit freely but tightened up in the pinches, leaving numerous baserunners to die on the paths. Magrath launched a protest as per the use of Cyre, Bross and Edge by the Lethbridge team which was later upheld with an order from the league moguls that the contest be replayed..

Geoghegan (W) and Edge
Conner (L) and D. Minion

(July 11)  Left-hander Bill Mulholland teased the winless Raymond Robins for eight episodes on a one-hitter before easing up in the final frame to let the Sugar City nine tally a lone counter as the Lethbridge Elks annexed an 18 to 1 donnybrook from the cellar-dwellers at Henderson Stadium. Mulholland finished with a three-hitter and eight strikeouts. After seven stanzas, the score stood at 6 – 0 for the Wapiti but the tilt turned into an embarrassing fiasco for the Birds when the Antlered Tribe ran across a dozen counters in the eighth. Middle pasture patroller Cyre paced the 19-hit Lethbridge offense, belting a homer, triple and two singles. Charlie Sang followed with a two-bagger and a brace of one-base raps. 

Brewerton (L), Nalder (8) and Hicken
Mulholland (W) and Edge

(July 16)  The Cardston Colts had no difficulty in annexing an easy 8 to 1 win over the visiting Spring Coulee Cubs behind the superb mound performance of Doug Allred.

Rice (L) and xxx
Allred (W) and xxx

(July 16)  The homestanding Magrath Tigers won a ragged 12 to 6 contest from the winless Raymond aggregation, handing the Robins their eighth consecutive loss.

Nalder (L), Brewerton and Hicken
Conner (W), Wagner and D. Minion

(July 16)  The Taber Crescent flexed their muscles in the late stages of the game to steamroll past the hosting Lethbridge Miners 7 to 4. Trailing 4 to 2 after six stanzas, the Corn Capital crew came alive with deuces in the seventh and eight episodes, then added another insurance counter in the ninth. Joe Tufteland, with a six-hitter and ten strikeouts, earned the heaving verdict over Steve Seaman as both hurlers went the route. Catcher “Babe” Harris had three of the eleven hits, all singles, manufactured by the winners. Jack Zubach clubbed a three-run double for the Miners.

Tufteland (W) and H. Harris
S. Seaman (L) and Yorko

(July 18)  A 12 to 8 conquest of the Lethbridge Miners at Adams Park vaulted the Magrath Tigers past the Coal Diggers into second place in the Southern Alberta loop.

(July 18)  The Taber Crescents banged out 24 base hits yet came away as 8 to 6 losers to the hosting Cardston Colts. The visitors stranded a bevy of baserunners and played poorly on defense, committing ten errors.

Tufteland (L), Lewis (8) and H. Harris
Allred (W) and J. McKenzie

(July 23)  Spring Coulee broke out of a recent slump and practically eliminated the Magrath Tigers from the Southern Alberta League pennant race in a 9 to 2 game in which the Cubs had all the best of it. Catcher Jimmy Mercer had a triple and two singles for the Cubbies in support of winning pitcher “Moose” Gilchrist who held the Bengals to four hits.

D. Minion (L), Wagner (3) and G. Minion, D. Minion (3)
Gilchrist (W) and Mercer

(July 23)  The Lethbridge Miners made the short journey from their northside locale to the unfriendly confines of Henderson Stadium on the southside where were spanked by their city cousins, the Lethbridge Elks, 13 to 4. The Horned Herd had things pretty well their own way, outswatting their cross-town rivals 13 to 7. Winning southpaw Bill Mulholland breezed 14 and walked two for the while losing chucker Alan Ridpath swished eight and gave up three free tickets to first base. Second baseman Charlie Sang stroked four singles for the Brother Bills while his keystone combo partner, shortpatcher Ralph Greenway, clouted a triple and one-bagger. Hot corner guardian Jack Zubach went yard with a solo four-bagger for the Fuel Heavers. 

Ridpath (L) and Yorko
Mulholland (W) and Talbot

(July 24)  The visiting Cardston Colts moved into a tie with the Magrath Tigers for the runner-up spot in the Southern Alberta League with an easy 8 to 3 triumph over the winless Raymond Robins.

Allred (W) and xxx
Nalder (L) and xxx

(July 26)  Spring Coulee whipped Raymond 12-1.  

(July 30)  The Cardston Colts took over sole possession of second place in the Southern Alberta Baseball League by trimming the Lethbridge Miners, previous occupants of that position, 7 to 1 at the Temple City. Winning flinger Ab Cahoon pitched a steady game, rationing the Coal Diggers to six hits. First sacker McMillan nailed a two-run homer for the Colts in the seventh stanza.

Pisko (L) and Yorko
Cahoon (W) and J. McKenzie

(July 30)  Playing on their home turf, the last-place Raymond Robins finally broke into the win column with a 6 to 4 conquest of the slipping Taber Crescents. Cliff Nalder recorded the complete-game heaving victory.

(July 30)  Left-hander Bill Mulholland hurled the Lethbridge Elks to a 9 to 0 whitewashing of the Spring Coulee Cubs, a victory that clinched the 1924 Southern Alberta League pennant for the Antlered Tribe. Mulholland allowed the Coulee Men just five scattered hits, including two singles each by Ken Long and Jimmy Mercer, while reeling off 13 strikeouts. At the same time, his clubmates were smashing the apple for 13 base knocks off the slants of loser “Moose” Gilchrist and seventh-inning reliever W. Rice. Leading the way offensively for the Brother Bills was Ralph Greenway who stroked three singles. Charlie Sang, Harvey Schweitzer and Norm Geoghegan followed with a brace of safeties each with a two-bagger included in Geoghegan’s sum of swats. 

Gilchrist (L), Rice (7) and Mercer
Mulholland (W) and Sang

(August 1)  The pennant-winning Lethbridge Elks lengthened their first-place lead by taking a 5 to 2 decision from the shorthanded Magrath Tigers in the replay of a July 9 protested game. Both winning tosser “Big Six” Geoghegan, who fashioned a three-hitter, and losing twirler Conner, had 13 strikeouts.

Geoghegan (W) and Sang
Conner (L) and D. Minion

(August 8)  The plate umpire’s reversal of a decision at home helped the Taber Crescents wrestle a 5 to 3 decision from the hosting Magrath Tigers in the final regular-season Southern Alberta League contest for both squads. Originally called safe on a close play at the dish in the eighth episode, baserunner Ben Olstead of the Bengals was then ruled out following a 15 minute melee on the diamond. Had the original call stood, Olstead’s run would have knotted the score at 4 – 4 but, as it was, Taber added another counter in the top-of-the-ninth to seal the deal. Magrath collected nine scattered hits off winning tosser Joe Tufteland while hard-luck loser Conner was nicked for five safeties.
Tufteland (W) and Harris
Conner (L) and D. Minion

(August 16)  The pennant-winning Lethbridge Elks went through the motions of playing a postponed game against the last-place Raymond Robins and were bumped, battered and beaten 6 to 0 by the homestanding Sugar Beet Diggers. Cliff Nalder hurled the shutout win for the cellar-dwellers while “Big Six” Geoghegan suffered the setback for the uninspired losers.

Geoghegan (L), Clendenan and xxx
Nalder (W) and xxx


Red Deer

(May 24)  In the opening game of the Central Alberta League, Mirror Canadian Nationals shutout Lacombe 3-0 Saturday as Bill Walker and Cliff Turner combined on a one-hitter. The winners got a run in the first and two more in the eighth for the triumph. Pagmen got the only hit for  Lacombe. Woodward allowed ten hits in taking the loss. He fanned nine.

Walker (W), Turner and A.Ray
Woodward (L) and Teare

(May 24)  Red Deer shaded Ponoka 7-6 in an error-filled game Saturday. Each team made nine hits and committed six errors. Malcolm doubled in Langley in the eighth inning for the winning run. Winning pitcher Cliff Osterland smacked a triple and scored twice. First baseman C. Lewis cracked three hits for the losers.

Osterland (W) and McLaren
Dittburner (L) and Stoddart

In the evening game, an exhibition affair, Red Deer won 9-3. Percy Smith went six shutout innings for the win, giving way to Sherill Welliver for the final frame when Ponoka used sloppy defensive play by the home club to score all three markers.

xxx and xxx
Smith (W), Welliver (7) and xxx

(May 27)  Lacombe at Clive was postponed because of rain.

(May 27)   Cliff "Tiny" Turner fired a five-inning no-hitter as Mirror got its second straight shutout, this time 1-0 over Red Deer. Cliff Osterland yielded just two hits in taking the loss. Turner fanned nine. The game was called because of darkness. The Red Deer paper carried a brief report on the game, including the line, "The game was featured by rain and rotten umpiring."

Turner (W) and A.Ray
Osterland (L), Smith and Nelson

(May 30)  Cliff Osterland shutdown Clive on five hits Friday as Red Deer posted an 8-0 victory helped by seven Clive errors, three at shortstop and three at third. McLaren and Malcolm each had two hits for the winners.

J.Baldwin (L) and H.Meldrum
Osterland (W) and xxx

(June 2)    A four-run first inning carried Mirror to a 5-1 victory over Camrose as Cliff Turner allowed just five hits and struck out ten. Pete Ryan, the second batter of the game belted a homer, the first of the season and won a silk shirt donated by McNair Bros.  After C.Ray reached safely, Turner smacked a triple to plate the second run and Buck Lapp was hit by a pitch and stole second. Both runners came home as Don Wagner connected for a two-bagger.

Hanson (L) and H.Adams
Turner (W) and A.Ray

Mirror      3 - 1
Red Deer    4 - 2
Ponoka      2 - 2
Clive       1 - 2
Lacombe     0 - 3

(June 3)  Clive at Lacombe

(June 3)  Ponoka fell behind 3-0 in the second inning but rebounded with back to back four-run innings in the fourth and fifth and held on to top Red Deer 12-11. The visitors clipped winning hurler Harry Dittburner for 16 hits but couldn't overcome a porous defense which made nine errors. Lewis pounded out three hits for the winners and Wachlin collected a pair of triples. Nelson collected three safeties, one a three-bagger, for Red Deer and Cliff Osterland clouted a homer and single. Dittburner fanned 11 in going the distance.

Osterland (L), Smith (6) and McLaren
Dittburner (W) and Stoddart

(June 5)    Mirror delighted the home fans Thursday overwhelming Ponoka 18-0, behind an 18-hit attack. Cliff "Tiny" Turner was too much for the visitors firing a two-hitter for the shutout. He fanned 18.  The teams combined for 24 errors, 17 by Ponoka.

Dittburner (L) and Stoddart
Turner (W) and A.Ray

(June 6)   Joe Baldwin of Clive fired a three-hitter and fanned 17 Friday but came away a loser as Red Deer took advantage of errors, passed balls and clever base running to top Clive 6 to 4. The winners ran wild on the sacks with a total of seven steals. Clive had eight hits off Cliff Osterland who fanned 12.

Baldwin (L) and H.Meldrum
Osterland (W) and McLaren

(June 10)   Red Deer again won in spite of  a weak offense. They had just four hits but managed to top Mirror 4-2 behind Cliff Osterland's fine hurling. He yielded just six hits and fanned 13. Trailing 2-0, Red Deer got two of the hits, one a two-bagger in the seventh inning, and coupled with sloppy defensive play produced the four markers. Percy Smith's blow drove in two of the counters. In the 8th, when Mirror had the bases loaded with none out, first sacker Smith fielded Buck Lapp's grounder and pegged to McLaren to catch Ray coming home. Osterland fanned the next batter and Nelson caught a liner from Jimmy Cairns to end the threat.

Walker (L) and A.Ray
Osterland (W) and McLaren

(June 10)  Clive at Ponoka

(June 12)   In a sterling pitcher's duel Thursday, Mirror and Camrose played to a 2-2 draw before a record-breaking crowd.  Cliff Turner fired a three-hitter with 16 strikeouts for Mirror while Scott allowed just five hits and fanned 12 for Camrose.  The game, before a huge crowd, was called after nine innings because of darkness.

Turner and xxx
Scott and xxx

(June 13)  Wining hurler Buck Lapp smacked a pair of home runs Friday to lead Mirror to a 9-1 verdict over Clive. H. Jeglum had a four-bagger for the only Clive marker. Lapp smacked a solo homer in the third and a two-run shot in the eighth. On the mound, Lapp held the visitors to just three hits and had 14 strike outs while Mirror pounded out a dozen hits against Joe Baldwin.

Baldwin (L) and Duffy
Lapp (W) and Wagner

(June 13)   Lacombe notched its first win of the season Friday downing Ponoka 5-1 behind the strong hurler of Glen Williams who had a shutout until the eighth inning when Ponoka got its only marker. Lacombe broke a scoreless tie with a pair in the sixth frame on four hits. Shortstop Harry Teare led the winners with a pair of hits and an unassisted double play.

Hambly (L) and xxx
Williams (W) and Connolly

The Mirror Journal published the club's batting statistics after the first seven games.

              GP AB  H  R RBI SB  PCT
Cavanaugh P.   1  2  1  0  0   0 .500
Tulloch J.     1  2  1  1  1   0 .500
Ryan Pete      5 16  7  5  3   2 .438
Walker Bill    7 26 10  5  5   2 .385
Ray C.         7 27 10  5  1   0 .370
Lapp Buck      7 24  7  8  5   5 .292
Cairns Jim     7 26  7  5  2   0 .269
Turner Cliff   7 24  5  4  4   4 .208
Ray A.(Bump)   7 30  5  5  2   0 .167
Hueman J.      7 25  4  0  1   0 .160
Wagner Don     4 24  3  2  1   2 .125
McCormack C.   2  8  1  0  0   1 .125

(June 14)  Mirror jumped into a 2-0 lead in the first inning and coasted to a 9-1 triumph over Clive pounding out 12 hits, four, including two home runs, by winning pitcher Buck Lapp. In his first start of the season, Lapp allowed just three hits and racked up 15 strikeouts. H. Jeglum, the Clive left fielder accounted for the only run for the losers with a four-bagger in the third inning.

Lapp (W) and Wagner
J.Baldwin (L) and G.Duffy

(June 17)  Overcoming seven errors, Mirror erupted for four runs in the sixth inning to down Clive 5-4 Tuesday. Buck Lapp cracked a homer, his third of the season, to lead the winners. High winds and dust made play difficult. Lapp and reliever Tiny Turner yielded just five hits, fanned 10 and walked 1.

Lapp (W), Turner and Wagner
Johnson (L) and Meldrum

(June 17)  Cliff Osterland blanked Lacombe on three hits Tuesday to highlight Red Deer's easy 11-0 triumph. He struck out nine and walked on as Red Deer pounded out 12 hits off three Lacombe hurlers. Nelson led the attack with three hits and a pair of runs. McLaren, Hamilton and Weber each collected two safeties. 

Woodward (L), Williams (5), Hunter (7) and Connelly
Osterland (W) and McLaren

(June 18)  In exhibition matches, Mirror defeated Rumsey 9-6 before suffering a 16-3 whipping at the hands of Big Valley who out-hit the Canadian Nationals 14 to 10.  Mirror hurt its chances by making eight errors.

(June 19)   Knotted 6-6 after eight frames, Mirror exploded in the ninth scoring six times to top Ponoka 12-7 behind a 19-hit offensive.

(June 20)  Red Deer at Lacombe

(June 23)   With eight runs in the first two innings Red Deer was able to cruise to an easy 13 to 0 victory over Lacombe Monday. Percy Smith held the visitors to five hits in tossing the shutout. He whiffed nine and walked one. Howie George smacked a homer and single to lead a 16-hit offensive. Malcolm added three hits and two runs for the winners and McLaren was good for two hits and three scores.

Woodward (L), Williams and Connelly
Smith (W) and McLaren

(June 24)   Mirror unleashed a 14-hit attack Tuesday at home to dump Lacombe 8-0. Tiny Turner tossed his third shutout of the season giving up just four hits and contributed a triple and single to the attack. Buck Lapp, at third base, led the winners with three hits.

Calkins (L) and Tearl
Turner (W) and A.Ray

(June 26)  Ponoka at Clive

(June 27 ?)  Mirror and Camrose suited up Friday at the exhibition grounds at Camrose to replay their June 12th match which ended in a 2-2 tie. The game generated great interest with a crowd of some five and six hundred on the grounds. The Mirror team was followed by a parade of about a dozen cars carrying their supporters. But, in a strange twist, this too ended in a tie, this time 5-5 through eight innings when it was called. Mirror out-hit Camrose 10 to 6, but seven errors hurt their chances. The home squad made just two. Cliff "Tiny" Turner whiffed 17 with no walks for the visitors.

Turner and A.Ray
Paulson and Olstead

(June 27)  Ponoka at Red Deer, Mirror at Lacombe

(July 1)  Mirror Dominion Day Tournament 

(July 3)  Lacombe at Clive

(July 3)  With a 21-hit assault, Mirror clobbered Red Deer 13 to 6 Thursday at Alix. Mirror ran up a 6-0 lead before Red Deer got on the scoreboard.  Tiny Turner, on the hill for Mirror, had a no-hitter into the sixth inning when Morrison and George connected for singles for Red Deer. Walker relieved Turner in the seventh and Turner took the field only to suffer a finger injury in taking a throw at second. Turner fanned nine and walked one in his six innings of work. Walker added another five strikeouts. Walker led the winners with four hits with Wagner, A. Ray and Williams each with three.

Turner (W), Walker (7) and A.Ray
Smith (L) and McLaren

(July 4)  Red Deer nosed out Clive 7 to 6 in a stupendous, 11-inning Central Alberta League struggle hosted by the winners. In the bottom-half of the second round over overtime, Red Deer’s Howie George hit safely, stole both second and third base, his third and fourth thefts of the fixture, and then beat losing pitcher Joe Baldwin’s snappy throw to the plate with the winning run on Malcolm’s scratchy ground ball. Cliff Osterland struck out 11 in securing the complete-game knoll victory.

Baldwin (L) and Hart
Osterland (W) and McLaren

(July 4)  Lacombe at Ponoka

(July 4)  New Norway Tournament

(July 7)   Mirror topped Red Deer 2-0, for yet another shutout. Mirror got both its runs in the first inning. Bill Walker got the shutout with a three-hit effort to best Cliff Osterland in the mound duel. Eight errors hurt Red Deer. Walker had three of the four hits for the winners.

Walker (W) and A.Ray
Osterland (L) and McLaren

(July 8)  Clive at Lacombe

Mirror      8 - 1
Red Deer    8 - 3
Ponoka      4 - 5
Cloive      2 - 7
Lacombe     1 - 6

(July 9)  The Mirror Canadian Nationals took a hard-fought game from Stettler Wednesday evening scoring three times in the ninth inning to notch a 7-5 victory. Joe Tulloch led the winners with three hits.

Turner (W) and A. Ray
Wheeler (L) and Wood

(July 9)  A three-run third inning carried Red Deer to a 6-1 win over Ponoka, the first league win for the club in Ponoka in years. Percy Smith had a shutout until the sixth when right fielder Watson smacked a homer for the home club. Cliff Osterland, playing in the outfield for Red Deer, also belted a four-bagger, his third of the summer, a two-run blast in the fifth.

Woodward (L) and Stoddart
Smith (W) and McLaren

(July 10)   Mirror posted another shutout Thursday downing Ponoka 3-0. The home club got two runs in the second inning and added the final marker in the eighth. Tiny Turner fired a three-hitter for the shutout. He racked up 11 strikeouts without a walk. Mirror had just five hits, one a double by Turner.

Woodward (L) and Stoddard
Turner (W) and A.Ray

(July 11)  Red Deer downed Clive 9-4 behind the solid hurling of Cliff Osterland.

Osterland (W) and xxx
Baldwin (L) and xxx

(July 15)  Clive and Ponoka

(July 15)   The highly-touted Mirror nine came to Red Deer and found the locals too tough to handle, going down to a 6 to 1 defeat.  Red Deer took it out on ace pitcher Cliff Turner, scoring twice in the first inning, adding one in the third and three in the seventh to hand Turner his first loss of the season in spite of Turner's five-hit, 14 strikeout pitching.. Five Mirror errors played a large part in the decision. High winds and showers forced the game to be called after eight innings.  McLaren, Red Deer's leadoff man hit Turner's first pitch for a triple and completed the circuit on a throwing error. Nelson followed with a two-bagged and Cliff Osterland clouted a triple to score the second marker.  McLaren provided a game highlight when he stole home in the seventh inning.

Turner (L) and xxx
Osterland (W) and xxx

(July 16) Mirror dumped Bashaw 7-2 Wednesday behind the tight mound work of Bill Walker. Every man in the Mirror lineup had at least one hit. Weise took the loss.

Weise (L) and xxx
Walker (W) and xxx

(July 18)  Ponoka at Lacombe

(July 18)   Clive - Mirror

(July 21)  Mirror crushed Swalwell 11-2.

(July 21-23)  Red Deer Tournament

(July 22)  Lacombe at Red Deer

(July 22)  Led by the pitching and hitting of Cliff Turner, Mirror trounced Clive 15-0 Friday for their ninth shutout of the season. Turner allowed just three hits and rang up 18 strikeouts. At the plate he had three hits in three at bats and scored twice.  Pete Ryan also had three safeties and Jim Cairns and A.(Bump) Ray produced two apiece. Buck Lapp scored four times.

Turner (W) and A.Ray
J.Baldwin (L) and R.Hart

(July 24-25-26)  Camrose Tournament

(July 24)  Ponoka at Clive

(July 25)  Red Deer at Lacombe, Mirror at Ponoka

(July 26) 

(July 28)  Lacombe at Mirror

(July 31-Aug 4)   Edmonton King of the Bushers Tournament 

(August 19-27)   Little World Series, Edmonton   

(September 1)   Led by the King of the Bushers, Mirror captured both games of Monday's double-header from Red Deer, 15-2 and 12-7. Tiny Turner did the iron-man stunt and hurled both games for the winners.  There were 16 errors in the afternoon game, nine by Red Deer.  Turner tossed a five hitter with no walks and nine strikeouts to best Red Deer ace Cliff Osterland who allowed ten hits in six innings before giving way to Williams.. Williams got a homer for the home club when his blow rolled under a freight train in the C.N. yards. In the second game, the visitors jumped into a big lead amassing 11 runs from 13 hits in the first four innings. Turner gave up six hits in the second game, including a three-bagger by Dancocks and a double by A.DawsonFrenchy Adams and Lord clouted home runs for the winners and Busby launched a triple. 

Turner (W) and A.Ray
Osterland (L), Williams (7) and McLaren

Turner (W) and A.Ray
Smith (L), Osterland (5) and McLaren

(September 10)  Cliff Turner, star hurler of the Mirror baseball team from Northern Alberta, has been offered and has signed a contract with the Detroit Tigers. He is to report next spring. Turner was recently selected as the top player in a King of the Bushers Tournament at Edmonton.

[Turner, just 22, had an impressive 1925 pro season with a 16-8 record in 23 games with Paris of the East Texas League and a 1-1 mark in three games with Okmulgee Drillers of the Western Association.  However, after more than 200 innings, Turner left for home early feeling ill, it seemed, from the Texas weather.  His condition became serious and in late September he was taken from his home in Mountain Park, Alberta, to hospital in Edmonton where he was diagnosed with typhoid fever. He died the following day.]



(May 21)  Innisfail and Olds gave a mid-season performance with visiting Olds capturing a 3 to 1 decision.

Hanson (W) and Smith
Russell, Bobbe (L) (6), DeLong (6) and Bond

(May 26)  Olds mauled the homestanding Innisfail ball club 18 to 5 as catcher Murray Smith cracked out a pair of home runs, one with the bases loaded and the other with one teammate aboard, as well as a double.

Thompson (W) and Smith
Russell (L), Hall, McMahon and Bond, Young

(May 30)  Two runs in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning gave hosting Olds a 13 to 12 decision over Crossfield in a Rosebud League slugfest. Both teams had a dozen safeties. Catcher Murray Smith of the victors was the slugging hero of the tilt, clouting a home, a triple, a double and two singles. Teammate E. Campbell also launched a four-bagger.

Robertson, Nelson (L) and Mills
O’Callaghan (W) and Smith

(May 30)  Visiting Innisfail and Carstairs battled to an extra-inning 10 – 10 draw.

(June 2)  Olds secured their lead at the head of the Rosebud League by pulling out a narrow 7 to 6 victory over the invading Innisfail nine. Winning pitcher O. Hanson struck out 13 Innisfail batters.

Russell (L) and Law
Hanson (W) and Smith

(June 2)  A two-run ninth-inning rally sent hosting Didsbury to a 9 to 7 triumph over Carstairs.

Molly, Leisemer/Leismer (L) (6), Gwyn (9) and Miller
Stauffer (W) and Clemens

(June 4)  Crossfield administered the first loss in Rosebud League play for the Olds aggregation, dumping the league-leaders 7 to 4.

O’Callaghan (L), Smith (5) and Smith, Hinton (5)
Casey (W) and xxx

(June 4)  Didsbury mauled homestanding Carstairs 20 to 0.

Freeman (W), Wilson (7) and xxx
Guyn (L), L. Leismer and xxx

(June 6)  Playing on their home turf, the Innisfail ball club was swamped 21 to 8 by a savagely-slugging Carstairs nine. 

L. Leisemer/Leismer (W), Guyn and H. Miller
DeLong (L) and Law

(June 6)  Through drizzling rain, homestanding Didsbury slammed the offerings of three Crossfield hurlers and went on to crush the visitors 14 to 4 to gain a share of first place in the Rosebud League with the idle Olds aggregation. Southpaw Jack Tessier started on the knoll for the victors and left with a huge lead in the fifth inning as Stauffer took over for the remainder of the contest.

Robertson (L), Casey (5), Nelson (9) and Mills
Tessier (W), Stauffer (5) and Clemens

(June 12)  Pushing across nine counters in the fifth frame, Olds buried hosting Didsbury 13 to 2 in a first-place showdown clash. Winning pitcher O’Callaghan hurled a steady game, allowing but six hits. Catcher Murray Smith was Olds’ heavy hitter, clouting the apple for a pair of doubles and two singles.

O’Callaghan (W) and Smith
Stauffer (L), Tessier (7) and Clemens

(June 13)  Homestanding Innisfail and Didsbury played to an 8 – 8 tie in a Rosebud League game that was called after ten innings. The feature of the game was the splendid work of A. Dawson in center field for Didsbury.

Freeman and Clemens
Einersen and Law

(June 13)  Front-running Olds tasted defeat at the hands of Carstairs, dropping an 11 to 5 decision. Thanks in large part to a bases-loaded triple by E. Leisemer/Leismer, the invaders scored six times in the top-of-the-first inning, kayoing losing twirler Hanson from the knoll in the process. Les Guyn toiled the entire contest on the knoll for the victors, surrendering six safeties.

Hanson (L), McCumber (1), O’Callaghan (2), McCumber (8) and Smith
L. Guyn (W) and H. Miller

(June 16)  Cellar-dwelling Innisfail squandered a 9 – 0 sixth-stanza lead and were nosed out 11 to 10 by the hosting Didsbury nine. Pinch-hitter Clint Reiber nailed a two-out, two-RBI double in the final canto to drive in the tying and winning markers.

Ellison, Russell (L) and Law
Tessier, Freeman, Stauffer (W) and Clemens

(June 19)  Pace-setting Olds gained revenge for their loss last week to Carstairs by blanking their hosts 9 to 0.

O’Callaghan (W) and xxx
Stephens (L), Miller and xxx

(June 23)  Playing on a damp diamond in a slow-moving affair, front-running Olds increased their lead atop the Rosebud League standings by knocking off second-place Didsbury 11 to 5.

Smith (W) and Hinton
Stauffer (L), Freeman, Forsyth and Clemens

(June 25)  Crossfield swept a pair of games from winless Innisfield, carrying the matinee show 8 to 8 and the twilight encounter 6 to 0.

(June 25)  Olds padded the league leadership by blanking Carstairs 3 to 0.

L. Guyn (L) and L. Leisemer/Leismer
O’Callaghan (W) and Smith

STANDINGS        W       L       Pct.
Olds             7       3      .700
Didsbury         5       3      .625
Crossfield       5       4      .556                       
Carstairs        4       5      .444                          
Innisfail        0       6      .000 

(July 5)   A two-run homer by Guy Hamilton in the top-of-the-ninth inning broke a 4 – 4 deadlock and provided the ammunition for a 7 to 4 victory by pace-setting Olds over Carstairs. 

Parsons, O’Callaghan (W) and Smith
L. Guyn (L) and L. Leismer

(July 7)  Cellar-dwelling Innisfail upset the front-running Olds nine 7 to 1.

DeLong (W) and Law
O’Callaghan (L), Parsons, Samis and Hinton

(July 7)  Carstairs won from Didsbury 10 to 5.

(July 24)  The rampaging Carstairs Crew bombed hosting Olds 12 to 1 to create a tie for top spot in the Rosebud League final standings.

O’Callaghan (L), McCumber and Smith
L. Guyn (W) and H. Miller

FINAL STANDINGS       W       L       Pct.
Olds                 10       5      .667
Carstairs            10       5      .667
Didsbury              9       6      .600
Crossfield            6       9      .400                       
Innisfail             2      12      .143

PLAYOFF FINALS  Carstairs vs Olds  (best-of-three series)

(August 6)  A plethora of fielding miscues cost the Olds diamond pastimers the opening game of the Rosebud Baseball League finals. Carstairs carried through for a 7 to 5 win when they drove three counters over the dish in the seventh frame. Losing hurler O’Callaghan was touched for just four safeties by the Carstairs swatters but nine errors by his mates put him in constant peril. Winning flinger Les Guyn rang up 11 strikeouts while being nicked for eight hits. Olds outfielder Chinette had three bingles in a losing cause.

O’Callaghan (L) and Smith
L. Guyn (W) and Miller 

(August 9)  Carstairs captured the 1924 Rosebud Amateur Baseball League championship by blanking the Olds nine 7 to 0 in convincing fashion. Winning tosser Jack Guyn had the Olds batters baffled, allowing only one baserunner.

J. Guyn (W) and xxx
O’Callaghan (L) and Smith

SEMI-FINALS  Carstairs (Rosebud League) vs Calgary Brewery (Calgary Intermediate League)  best-of-three series

(August 23)  Hosting Carstairs bumped off the Calgary Brewery team 7 to 2 in the first game of their semi-final playdown in the A.A.B.A. provincial playdowns. The homesters, despite being outhit 10 to 9, hit in more timely fashion and fielded with greater consistency than their Cowtown rivals. Les Guyn copped the hurling verdict over “Slim” Miller with both heavers going the distance. Outfielder Kelly and first baseman P. Weber both stroked a double and single for the Rosebud League champions.

Miller (L) and Kimmel
L. Guyn (W) and Miller

(August 26)  Coming from behind in the seventh stanza, Carstairs scored three times to tie the Calgary Brewery nine 6 – 6 in the second game of their playoff series. Darkness prevented play beyond the eighth episode. The Brewery Brigade picked up 11 hits to nine for the Carstairs aggregation. Calgary pitcher Morasch led all batters, picking up three singles off mound opponent Jack Guyn. Teammate J. King followed with a triple and one-bagger.
J. Guyn and Miller
Morasch and Kimmel

(August 30)  Carstairs, champions of the Rosebud Baseball League, qualified to meet Keoma in the finals of the Alberta intermediate baseball finals by defeating the invading Calgary Brewery nine7 to 5. Les Guyn, star hurler for Carstairs, was complete master of the situation until the ninth inning when he weakened significantly after one had been retired and allowed the Calgarians four late counters. The Rosebud Leaguers collected nine hits  in securing the victory. 

Miller (L), Morasch and xxx
L. Guyn (W) and Miller

Keoma ousted Langdon in the other intermediate semi-final series. No dates of games, final scores or game details located in print.

INTERMEDIATE FINALS, Carstairs (Rosebud Baseball League) vs Keoma, Best of Three

(September 3)  Homestanding Carstairs, helped by some erratic throwing by shortstop D. Koch of Keoma, defeated their foes 10 to 4 in the opening game of the A.A.B.A. intermediate finals. The Keoma nine hit well off winning chucker Les Guyn but were not able to dig themselves out of the hole created by their defensive ineptness. Leslie Brown went the route on the hill for the vanquished nine.

Brown (L) and McAllister
L. Guyn (W) and Miller

(September 6)  Carstairs @ Keoma

Nothing found in print as per a result of the second game of the series of if a third game was necessary.


Medicine Hat Junior Typos vs Drumheller juniors   Best-of-five series)

(August 27)  Drumheller juniors hit double digits in both games to sweep the opening double-header over Medicine Hat in the Alberta Junior Final. They won the first game 11-7 and the second game 10-7. The next three games in the best-of-five series are to be played in Medicine Hat.

Pennington (L) and Clark
Hiatt (W) and D.McKinley

Etter (L) and Clark
W.Hawkins and D.McKinley

(September 2) After dropping the first two games of the final series in Drumheller, the Medicine Hat Typos roared back at home with three straight victories to capture the provincial title. Typos romped to the championship winning 12-2, 14-2 and 14-2 again in the decisive contest. The Typos notched three runs in the second inning and coasted to the win. Etter went the route to gain the mound triumph for the home nine.

Swartz (L), W.Hawkins (5) and D.McKinley
Etter (W) and Blaney


Pincher Creek



(June 20)  STANDINGS     W     L      Pct.
Langdon                  2     1     .667
Carseland                2     2     .500
Strathmore               1     2     .333  


Bulwark :

FINAL STANDINGS        W      L      Pct.
Coronation            14      4     .778
Bulwark               11      7     .611
Castor                10      6     .625
Halkirk                7      9     .438
Willow Prairie         1     17     .056        

(August 29)  Pennant-winning Coronation defeated Bulwark 8 to 4 to capture the Beaver League finals in two straight games.


Red Cross :
Vulcan Cubs


Smoky Lake



Stony Plain


Eastervale *

* 1924 league champion