1924 Manitoba Game Reports      


A fifth entry, the Elks, joined the 1924 circuit.

Columbus Club
Tammany Tigers


(May 19)  The Elks won the Wesley Park League opener with a 5 to 2 victory over the Columbus Club in a darkness-shortened, seven-inning encounter. Jack Hind worked the first five innings on the hill for the Antlered Tribe to earn the mound decision. While on the bump, he yielded all three hits garnered by the Clubbers, including a two-run homer by flychaser Morrisey, and didn’t walk anyone while breezing ten batters. Losing chucker “Darky” Bouchard also showed mid-season form, limiting the victors to only four safeties and three free passes. The Elks’ Olie Olien with a triple and single, was the only player in the game with plural hit totals.

Hind (W), Chafe (6) and A. Olien
Bouchard (L) and Bradley

(May 21)  The Tammany Tigers made their 1924 debut a winning one by registering a 7 to 5 victory over the Arenas before a scattering of frozen baseball fans at Wesley Park. The Bengals collected eight hits, seven of them off losing heaver Bob Beddome, and registered them in timely fashion, with ducks on the pond. Some gratuitous boots by the Arenas also helped the cause. Sammy McCallum, the diminutive twirler for the winners, got off to a wild start but steadied down as the game progressed. He was nicked for just four hits but issued six free passes while whiffing ten. McCallum, with two singles, was also the lone batter from either team to collect two safeties.

Beddome (L), Stainsby (5) and Sinclair
McCallum (W) and Cockburn

(May 22)  With cold weather continuing to plague the circuit, the Columbus Club stepped out and annexed a 15 to 10 decision over the Express in a seven-stanza encounter. The frigid weather had more of a detrimental effect upon the pitchers and fielders than it did with the batters, especially with the Clubbers who banged out 18 base blows in the abbreviated event. Even the losers collected nine safeties. As a result of the numbing temperatures, a number of errors and misplays cropped up. The heavers, as well, unable to grip the ball with any consistency and work up a sweat, had a horrible evening. Tommy Shannon swatted three bingles for the winners while Eddie Cass, Bill Clifford, Errol Gillis, Bill Knight, Jimmy Bradley and starting pitcher Mallory each delivered a brace of safeties. Bradley’s deuce included a triple and Gillis’ sum a four-bagger. Gord Caslake paced the Deliverymen at the dish with a two-run homer and a single. 

Mallory, Bouchard (W) (4) and Bradley
Brown (L), Fairfield (4) and Mooney

(May 24)  In another cold and windy encounter that took ten innings to complete, the Arenas edged the Columbus Club 3 to 2. Working on the knoll for the Rinkmen was Fitch, a young left-hander, who frequently found himself in some tight holes but was able to escape the peril for the most part. He allowed but six hits in the ten rounds while issuing an equal number of free passes. Trailing for most of the game, the Arenas plated the tying run in the eight episode on an RBI-single by “Bunny” Warren. In the top-of-the-overtime session, Warren once again stepped into the limelight by tripling home Len Sinclair with the deciding counter. The winners raked losing chucker “Darky” Bouchard for 11 safeties of which Warren, Sinclair, Bill Borland and Art Frick had two apiece. Eddie Cass swatted a double and single for the Cee Cee’s. 

Fitch (W) and Sheppard
Bouchard (L) and Bradley

(May 26)  Eight big tallies in the third round blew the doors off the barn and gave the Express a 10 to 2 conquest of the Elks in a clash shortened to eight episodes because of darkness. A home run by Gordon Caslake, a triple and two singles, aided by three bases-balls and a hit batsman, were all crowded into the third stanza outburst generated by the Deliverymen. Finley Fairfield pitched a steady game in securing the win, yielding six hits while walking three. The Freighters rattled three heavers from the Antlered Brethren, including starter and loser “Chick” Chafe, for 11 base knocks. Caslake added a double and a single to his four-ply clout while Pat Cann bashed a triple and two singles. “Packey” McFarlane added a brace of two-baggers. For the losers, Alex Olien was their lone multi-hit player, singling twice.

Fairfield (W) and Mooney
Chafe (L), Hind (3), Lapp (6) and A. Olien

(May 28)   A two-run homer by Moose Jaw recruit A. A. “Al” Armstrong over the centre field fence in the bottom-of-the-seventh and final inning of a darkness-shortened game gave the Tammany Tigers a 13 to 12 victory over the Columbus Club. The game was marked by poor pitching and an abundance of hitting. While the Jungle Cats were swatting Leo Johnston’s deliveries to all corners of the lot for 16 base blows, the Cee Cees were the recipients of nine bingles, ten walks and three hit batsmen from Bengal starter Alex Ross and reliever Sammy McCallum. Ward McVey swatted four safeties for the Tammany’s while Armstrong, Charlie Gardiner and Claire Livesley had three each. Armstrong belted a triple and single in addition to his game-winning circuit clout while Livesley’s trio of base raps included a three-bagger. Not to be outdone, “Slim” Austman poled a round-tripper and a double for the victors. Eddie Cass doubled and singled twice for the Clubbers while “Happy” Millar/Miller clouted a four-bagger and a single.

Johnston (L) and Bradley
Ross, McCallum (W) (6) and Cockburn

(May 29)  The Arenas, displaying a sterling defense behind winning heaver Bert Stainsby, routed the error-prone Elks 12 to 2. Nicked for seven, well-spaced safeties, Stainsby breezed to the knoll triumph while his mates were climbing all over losing chucker Dick Lapp and third-inning reliever Sid May for 15 base knocks. Nine errors by the Horned Herd made things even more difficult for them. Burly third baseman “Bunny” Warren of the Rinkmen handled ten chances perfectly at the hot corner, took part in a pair of double plays and banged out three singles. Teammates Bert Lloyd and Stu Sheppard also stung the spheroid for a triad of one-baggers while Art Frick contributed a double and single. Catcher Alex Olien of the Antlered Tribe got to Stainsby for a double and a couple of one-base raps.

Lapp (L), May (3) and A. Olien
Stainsby (W) and Sheppard

(May 31)  The Tammany Tigers maintained their perfect record in the Wesley Park loop with a 12 to 2 conquest of the Express balltossers. The denizens of the jungle pounced on loser “Lefty” Rushworth for 13 bingles in registering the one-sided win although it wasn’t until the seventh stanza that they took control of the game. Both runs plated by the Freighters crossed the pan in the initial panel and both were unearned. Winning pitcher Bill Crowe whiffed nine and allowed only five hits, primarily using his heater. Sammy McCallum not only played a sparkling game defensively in the left pasture for the Bengals, but he also leaned on the apple for four singles. Shortpatcher Tony Baril followed with a brace of doubles.
Crowe (W) and Perlman, Cockburn
Rushworth (L) and Mooney

STANDINGS               W        L        Pct.
Tammany Tigers          3        0      1.000
Arenas                  2        1       .667
Express                 1        2       .333
Elks                    1        2       .333
Columbus Club           1        3       .250  

(June 2)  Before 1,500 fans at Wesley Park, the defending champion Arenas chased seven runs across the plate in the top-of-the-ninth inning to shock the Express with a 13 to 8 triumph. Looking like a defeated team, the Rinkmen made a successful last-gasp effort against losing twirler Finley Fairfield with all of this happening in semi-darkness after two had been retired. It was a see-saw affair most of the way until the ninth-round explosion by the Arenas. Fairfield, combed for 11 safeties, went the route while the Rinkmen used three twirlers who combined to surrender eight base raps. “Bunny” Warren cuffed two doubles and a single for the victors. Teammate Bert Lloyd checked in with a two-bagger and a couple of one-base hits while Art Frick singled three times. Gord Caslake was virtually a one-man band for the Deliverymen, smashing two homers, one a two-run shot and the other a three-run blast, along with a double.

Fitch, Stainsby (6), Siddle (W) (9) and Sheppard
Fairfield (L) and Mooney, Brown

(June 6)  The Elks inflicted the season’s first defeat upon the Tammany Tigers, bouncing the Bengals 10 to 2 in a 7-1/2 inning darkness-shortened encounter. It was a seven-run outburst by the Antlered Brigade in the opening panel that decided the issue. Despite the wide variation in scoring, the Elks held only an 8 to 6 margin in base hits. “Chick” Chafe copped the mound decision over Bill Crowe as both hurlers went the route. Powering the Horned Herd to the victory was  shortstop Joe Rivers who connected for a brace of circuit-clouts, one of which was a two-run blast. Second baseman Sowerby added a double and single.

Crowe (L) and Cockburn
Chafe (W) and A. Olien

(June 7)  Despite perfect baseball weather and one of the largest crowds of the season, the Express and the Columbus Club engaged in a listless, long-drawn out affair in which the Freighters prevailed 14 to 8. Wretched pitching was directly responsible for the slow exhibition. In all, the hurlers doled out 26 base hits, issued 14 bases-on-balls, uncorked eight wild pitches and beaned four batters. The Deliverymen led all the way after posting a four-spot in the top-of-the-opening canto. Pat Cann led the way with the baton for the winners with four sound wallops including a home run. Tommy Shannon was the big noise for the Clubbers, smashing two homers and crossing the plate four times.

Rushworth (W), Jones (5) and Mooney
Bouchard (L), Johnston (5) and T. Shannon

(June 11)  A resounding two-base smash by playing-manager Pat Cann in the eighth episode sent Ernie Stokes across the pan with the deciding tally in a 5 to 4 Express victory over the Elks. After a ragged beginning, in which both starting heavers were kayoed, the game developed into a real battle with relievers, winning chucker Stokes and loser Jack Hind, sparkling on the clay heap. Stokes gave up but one infield hit after ascending the bump. Cann added two singles to his game-winning double in leading the hit parade. Teammate Gord Caslake contributed a double and one-bagger while Stokes aided his cause with a pair of singles. Outfielder Johnstone singled twice for the Antlered Tribe.

Chafe, Hind (L) (2) and A. Olien
Fairfield, Stokes (W) (5) and Brown

(June 12)  A clutch two-run homer by Eddie Cass with two retired in the bottom-of-the-ninth canto gave the Columbus Club a brilliant 3 to 2 victory over the Tammany Tigers in a splendid Wesley Park affair. “Darky” Bouchard and Sammy McCallum were the opposing hurlers and so well did they perform that both deserved to win. Three hits, two of which were swatted by playing-manager Ward McVey, were all that the Bengals could muster off the slants of Bouchard who walked four and struck out five. Both Tiger tallies were unearned and gathered without a hit. McCallum doled out six safeties, issued three free passes, hit one batter and fanned six. Bill Knight nailed a double and a couple of singles for the victorious Clubbers.

McCallum (L) and Cockburn
Bouchard (W) and T. Shannon

(June 13)  The Arenas, outhit by a 9 to 7 margin, plated a singleton in the top-of-the-ninth round to emerge as 6 to 5 winners over the Elks in a nip-and-tuck Wesley Park affray. Bill Siddle’s single drove in Len Sinclair with the winning marker. Siddle also got credit for the pitching win after coming on in relief for starting twirler Bob Beddome in the eighth episode. Larry Wilson did the twirling for the Antlered Brethren and gave a good account of himself in a route-going performance. Siddle had three hits, all singles, in pacing the Rinkmen offensively. “Bunny” Warren of the winners, as well as the Olien brothers, Alex and Olie, of the Horned Herd, all registered a double and a one-bagger.

Beddome, Siddle (W) (8) and Sheppard
Wilson (L) and A. Olien

(June 14)  The Tammany Tigers regained a share of first place with the Arenas after a pair of Wesley Park games were run off. The Jungle Cats took a 1 to 0 decision from the Elks in a brilliantly-played opener while the Express knocked off the Rinkmen 10 to 8 in a wild-and-woolly second encounter. Both games were decided in the ninth inning.

A vintage mound clash ensued in the matinee event in which youthful Bengal hurler Bill Crowe won out over veteran Sid May of the Antlered Brethren when teammate Jimmy Grant came through with a two-out base hit in the bottom-of-the ninth to chase Ward McVey across the pan with the game’s only tally. Crowe yielded four hits and fanned an equal number while May was nicked for five safeties while breezing 15 batters. Both chuckers issued one free pass and hit a batter. Grant, along with teammate “Slim” Austman as well as Olie Olien of the Wapiti, each slapped out a brace of bingles in the hotly-contested joust. 

May (L) and A. Olien
Crowe (W) and Gardiner, Cockburn

The late encounter, in sharp contrast to the lid-lifter, was chock full of hits and runs. The Express pummeled veteran Bert Stainsby for 17 base knocks while the Arenas accumulated 13 safeties off a triad of hurlers. Ernie Stokes, who ascended the bump in the eighth episode, garnered the heaving triumph when the Freighters broke an 8 – 8 stalemate by plating a deuce in the top-of-the-ninth session. Stokes was also instrumental in the winning rally, driving out a hit and scoring the marker that turned out to be the winner. Steve Penu picked up two doubles and a single for the Deliverymen while Steve Karahan and Gord Caslake each singled three times. Art Frick punched out a trio of one-baggers for the losers while Greig Warren slammed the game’s only home run.

Jones, Fairfield (4), Stokes (W) (8) and Brown
Stainsby (L) and Sheppard

(June 16)  Packing the punch at the finish, the Tammany Tigers assumed the lead in the race for first-series honors by defeating the Express 8 to 7 in an eight-inning Wesley Park contest. It was an uphill battle for the Bengals who looked like a beaten team halfway through the tilt before coming on strong with a total of four tallies in their last three turns at bat. Winning heaver Bill Crowe, although roughed up for nine safeties, was at his best down the stretch, blanking the Freighters from the fifth frame on. A long single by Gordon McKenzie in the seventh spasm sent Claire Livesley homeward bound with the deciding counter after a theft of home by Sam Pearlman on a double steal had tied the encounter. Bevin Brown, the third tosser used by the Deliverymen, was tagged with the defeat.  Playing-manager Pat Cann of the vanquished nine led all batters with a home run, a double and a single. Teammate Steve Penu ripped three singles. For the victors, Ward McVey clouted a round-tripper and a single while Livesley had a triple and one-bagger.

Rushworth, Stokes (1), Brown (L) (3) and Brown, Caslake (3), Mooney
Crowe (W) and Cockburn

(June 17)  The Arenas tucked another victory under their belts when they came from behind to nose out the Express 3 to 2. The superlative mound work of Bill “Snake” Siddle, who allowed just one hit after coming on in relief of Herb Fitch in the third inning, allowed the Rinkmen to get back in the game and ultimately triumph. In arrears 2 – 0, the Arenas knotted the count in the fourth with a brace of tallies and then plated the deciding marker in the fifth on “Bunny” Warren’s long hit to the middle pasture which drove in Siddle. Playing-manager “Steamer” Maxwell paced the winners at the dish with a double and single.

Brown (L) and Caslake, Mooney
Fitch, Siddle (W) (3) and Sheppard

(June 18)  The Elks relegated the Columbus Club to the cellar position in the Wesley League by pounding the Cee Cees 14 to 4 at the Balmoral Park grounds. Winning twirler Larry Wilson pitched airtight ball and allowed the Clubbers only five singles during the game. Losing chucker “Darky” Bouchard was nailed for 11 base blows including homers by outfielders Pat Johnston and Carl Franks in the ninth round. Franks stroked a single in addition to his four-bagger while teammate Olie Olien as well as opposing twirlers, Wilson and Bouchard, all registered a brace of one-base raps.

Wilson (W) and A. Olien
Bouchard (L) and Bill Knight, T. Shannon

STANDINGS            W        L        Pct.
Tammany Tigers       5        2       .714
Arenas               5        2       .714
Express              4        5       .444
Elks                 3        5       .375
Columbus Club        2        5       .286  

(June 21)  Bunching their hits in three innings, the Express remained in the running for the first-half honors by defeating the Columbus Club 12 to 7 in a long, drawn-out game at the Balmoral grounds. Both winning heaver Finley Fairfield and “Darky” Bouchard of the Cee Cees had trouble in locating the plate. Fairfield walked nine batters and gave up six hits, including two-run homers to Errol Gillis and “Happy” Miller, while Bouchard yielded 11 safeties and issued seven free passes. Eddie Cann, Gord Caslake and Louis Tissman of the Freighters all lit up Bouchard for a triple and single.

Bouchard (L) and T. Shannon
Fairfield (W) and Brown

(June 23)  The Tammany Tigers breezed to an easy 11 to 4 win over the defensively-challenged Elks to assume a half-game lead atop the Wesley Park League standings. Sammy McCallum, with a six-hitter, provided steady hurling for the Jungle Cats who nicked three heavers from the Antlered Herd for ten base knocks. The game was close until the fifth and sixth spasms when the Bengals ran across three counters in each round. A.A. Armstrong, back with Tigers after spending several weeks with Moose Jaw, made his presence in the lineup felt by stroking four singles. Sam Perlman doubled and singled while Carl Franks went deep with a bases-empty home run. 

McCallum (W) and Perlman
Wilson (L), McDonald (8), O. Olien (8) and A. Olien

(June 24)  Pat Cann resigned as manager of the Express team and was replaced by Louis Tissman.

(June 24)  Sub-par pitching by the Columbus Club aggregation was directly responsible for their 14 to 4 shellacking by the Arenas in a seven-inning Wesley Park League affair. The Rinkmen mixed ten hits with 11 walks and two hit batsmen to run away with with the tilt after assuming a 5 – 0 lead with just two innings in the books. The win moved them back into a first-place tie with the Tammany Tigers. Wally Lawton hurled his first game of the season for the Arenas and got by nicely with a seven-hitter. Losing twirler Leo Johnston lasted just 1-2/3 innings before getting the hook. Bill Borland swatted a double and two solid singles for the victors while the Clubbers’ Eddie Cass belted a triple and single.

Lawton (W) and Sheppard
Johnston (L), Miller (2) and Bradley

(June 25)  With newcomer “Lefty” Chestnut toeing the rubber and fashioning an efficient four-hitter with 12 strikeouts, the Express blanked the Elks 7 to 0. The Deliverymen roughed up losing heaver Sid May and seventh-inning reliever “Chick” Chafe for a dozen base knocks. Eddie Cass delivered three singles for the Freighter while new skipper, Louis Tissman, drilled a double and single. Chestnut aided his team’s offense with a two-run homer along with a one-bagger.

Chestnut (W) and Brown
May (L), Chafe (7) and A. Olien

(July 2)  The Tammany Tigers went to the top of the heap in the Wesley Park League standings by doubling the Arenas 8 to 4 in nine innings of fast and snappy baseball. The Bengals hit the ball hard and usually had success in bunching their hits, 11 in total off loser Bert Stainsby and reliever Wally Lawton. Sammy McCallum had grand support from his infield and set the Rinkmen down on five safeties, including a three-run homer and two singles by “Bunny” Warren. Ward McVey smashed a triple and double for the Jungle Cats while outfielder Austman contributed a double and single.

McCallum (W) and Cockburn
Stainsby (L), Lawton (4) and Sinclair

(July 3)  Bill Knight’s solo home run with two out in the top-of-the-tenth inning allowed the Columbus Club to break a 4 – 4 tie and come away with a 5 to 4 win over the Elks. The Antlered Brethren appeared to have the game all tucked away in the ninth until a triad of infield errors erased their 4 to 3 advantage and sent the tying counter across the dish after two had been retired.  The Clubbers trotted out a new hurler, Ross, who gave up five hits but also doled out free transportation to seven batters. “Darky” Bouchard finished up on the hillock in the bottom-half of the bonus round of play. Larry Wilson, the deft curveball artist, pitched well enough to win had his defensive support not faltered at the crucial moment. Nicked with the mound setback, Wilson gave up eight hits and fanned seven. 

Ross, Bouchard (W) (9) and Bradley
Wilson (L) and A. Olien

(July 4)  “Darky” Bouchard’s great pitching and Bill Knight’s timely hitting proved too much for the Arenas as the Columbus Club emerged with a 3 to 2 victory in Wesley Park League action. The Cee Cees perpetuated seven errors but they were counter-balanced by Bouchard’s masterly hurling. Only one safety, a fourth-frame single by “Bunny” Warren was garnered off his slants. Despite Bouchard’s great pitching, the Clubbers had to battle hard to win. With the scored tied at 2 – 2 in the eighth, they got their break when Errol Gillis drew a free pass from losing chucker Walter Lawton and stole second with two down. Knight promptly slashed a line single to the middle garden as Gillis scampered home with the deciding counter. It was Knight’s third hit of the game off Lawton who only yielded six hits while fanning eight and walking four. Bouchard gave up two bases-on-balls and whiffed three.

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

STANDINGS             W        L        Pct.
Tammany Tigers        7        2       .778
Arenas                6        4       .600
Express               6        5       .545
Columbus Club         4        7       .364
Elks                  3        8       .273

(July 5)  As a result of a 6 to 4 conquest of the runner-up Arenas, the Tammany Tigers roared to the first-half pennant in the Wesley Park circuit. A pair of first-inning homers off starter and loser Dunc Irvine set the tone of the game. Both came after two-had been retired. Johnny Austman cracked a two-run shot and Sam Perlman followed with a solo blast to push the Bengals into an early 3 – 0 lead. Bill Crowe, on the mound for the Jungle Cats, turned in a steady eight-hitter and made a number of fine defensive plays. Austman came into the spotlight for a second time in the fifth frame when he increased his RBI total in the game to four with a two-run single. Bill Siddle took over pitching chores for the Rinkmen in the sixth spasm after the Tammany Troupe had forged into a 6 to 3 lead. He was nicked for two of the ten Tiger hits but didn’t allow any more runs to cross the plate. 

Irvine (L), Siddle (6) and Sinclair
Crowe (W) and Cockburn

(July 7)  With the first-series pennant already tucked under their belt, the Tammany Tigers trotted out a make-shift line-up, played poorly and came out as 8 to 6 losers to the Columbus Club in a game that didn’t mean anything to either team. Both aggregations collected eight safeties. The Bengals, intent on resting their regular pitching corps, sent infielder Tony Baril to the knoll, a move which worked out all right until the sixth spasm when he blew a 6 – 4 lead and had to be yanked. Sammy McCallum, who came to Baril’s rescue, didn’t quell the fire immediately, the result being a four-spot for the Cee Cees and a lead that they never relinquished. Elder, a wild southpaw, was on the mound for the Clubbers. He started slowly but got better as the game progressed, blanking the Jungle Cats over the final three frames. Catcher Jimmy Bradley singled three times for the Columbians while “Slim” Austman continued his heavy hitting for the Tammany nine with a homer and single.  

Elder (W) and Bradley
Baril (L), McCallum (6) and Gardiner

(July 9)  The Tammany Tigers concluded the first-series schedule by taking down the Express 6 to 2. There was nothing at stake for either team. The Bengals performed much better than 24 hours previous but the Freighters were very wobbly afield. Nine hits were piled up by the Ferocious Felines off loser Bev Brown and eighth-episode reliever “Lefty” Chestnut while the losers managed to gather six safeties off the slants of winning twirler Sammy McCallum. Tony Baril slugged a bases-empty homer and a single for the Stripped Tabbies to lead all batters.
McCallum (W) and Perlman
Brown (L), Chestnut (8) and Mooney

STANDINGS               W        L        Pct.
Tammany Tigers          9        3       .750
Arenas                  6        5       .545
Express                 6        6       .500
Columbus Club           5        7       .417
Elks                    3        8       .273


(July 10)  The Arenas and Express started the second series by paying an 8 – 8 tie that did not go into overtime because of lack of illumination. It took a two-out, two-run single by Bill Borland in the top-of-the-ninth inning to create the draw after the Rinkmen had to overcome a three-run deficit heading into that canto. Just prior to Borland’s late bingle, a bases-loaded walk to Greig Warren had forced in a run, reducing the shortfall to a pair. The Freighters, with an 11 to 6 margin in base hits, had the game in their hands but simply refused to hold it. Wildness by hurler “Lefty” Chestnut proved to be their undoing. Chestnut struck out 12 but walked ten, forcing in runs on two occasions. Two of the six hits he relinquished were homers, solo shots by “Bunny” Warren and “Steamer” Maxwell.  Bert Stainsby, on the mound for the Arenas, was given wretched defensive support but, over the final six stanzas, blanked the Deliverymen. Pat Cann had three singles for the Express while new playing-manager Louis Tissman contributed a double and one-bagger. Warren added a one-base rap to his round-tripper.    

Stainsby and Sinclair
Chestnut, Stokes (9) and Mooney

(July 11)  Bespectacled outfielder Errol Gillies’ top-of-the-ninth inning solo home run broke up a scoreless draw between “Darky” Bouchard and Sid May and gave the Columbus Club a 1 to 0 victory over the Elks in in the second-series opener for both teams. The two veteran hurlers were at the peak of their form in the contest, each yielding but six hits. Bouchard walked one and struck out eight while May fanned seven and didn’t issue a free pass. Each twirler hit a batter. The Antlered Tribe simply could not hit in the pinches and left ten runners stranded, negating four errors made by the Clubbers. Gillies had an earlier single to go along with his circuit-clout.

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

(July 12)  Minus the services of three of their regular position players, the Tammany Tigers lost for the first time this season to the arch-rival Arenas by a score of 8 to 2. With a 9 to 4 advantage in base hits, the Rinkmen bunched their hits into two rounds to pile up the score. Two home runs with one aboard, one by Bill Borland and the other by “Bunny” Warren, were the chief reasons for the Arena victory. The victim of the blasts, Sammy McCallum, suffered his first-ever loss against the Arenas since breaking into senior-level company. Walter Lawton, on the hill for the Rinkmen, breezed to the victory with a four-hitter and seven strikeouts. Bill Siddle singled three times for the winners. 

McCallum (L) and Perlman
Lawton (W) and Sinclair

(July 14)  The Express squeezed oy a 7 to 6 victory over the Columbus Club in a game that was called while the eighth inning was in progress owing to rain and darkness. Both teams racked up nine base hits in he hard-fought clash. The Clubbers missed a grand opportunity to win the game, or at least tie the score, in their half of the seventh round. They had the bases loaded and only one down but were throttled by reliever Bevin Brown who fanned two in succession to end the threat. Starter “Lefty” Chestnut, despite walking nine and hitting two batters, got the win over “Darky” Bouchard who walked a pair. Eddie Allen and Bouchard had three hits each for the Cee Cees in a losing cause. 

Chestnut (W), Brown (7) and Mooney
Bouchard (L) and T. Shannon

(July 15)  First-series pennant-winning Tammany Tigers were made to taste the bitter pill of defeat once again when the Elks packed away the long end of a 5 to 1 count in a Wesley Park encounter limited to seven innings by darkness.  Although not at his utmost finest, veteran pitcher Jack Hind still had plenty in the tank to send the Bengals back to their jungle haunts smarting under defeat. The wily Hind struck out ten, walked four and limited the Ferocious Felines to just four hits, one of which was a solo home run by Ward McVey. Bill Crowe, on the hillock for the Tammany Troupe, was not as steady as usual. The Antlered Brethren got to him for seven hits and two free passes, both of which were issued in the sixth stanza when he had a bit of a wild streak. In that session, the Elks ran across a pair of counters to increase their narrow lead to 4 – 1. Shortstop Joe Rivers singled twice, scored a pair of runs and had two RBI’s for the winners.

Hind (W) and McCorquodale
Crowe (L) and Cockburn

(July 16)  Bob Bedomme’s slants proved too much for the Columbus Club and the Arenas had very little difficulty in scoring a 10 to 2 victory over their foes at the Wesley Park abode. The Arena hurler was in fine form and held the Cee Cees to two lone singles during the eight rounds of darkness-shortened play. Although he did not have the best of control at times, Beddome was afforded superlative defensive support throughout except for the final stanza when the Columbians notched both their runs. Loser “Darky” Bouchard was roughed up for a dozen base blows by the Rinkmen including a two-run homer by “Bunny” Warren, a triple and a single by Art Frick, a pair of doubles by catcher Sinclair and three singles off the bat of Greig Warren.

Bouchard (L) and Bradley
Beddome (W) and Sinclair

(July 17)  Sid May’s clutch pitching gave the Elks a 3 to 2 victory over the strong Express aggregation in a Wesley Park fracas limited to eight innings by darkness. Each side gathered eight hits but May was steadier than loser Finley Fairfield, allowing more than one hit in only one stanza, the seventh. The Deliverymen had runners perched on second and third in the final canto, with only one out, but May rose to the occasion by inducing a force out at home and, then, ending proceedings with a strikeout. Outfielder McDonald of the Antlered Herd as well as the Freighters’ “Packey” McFarlane led their respective teams with the lumber, each cracking out three singles.

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

(July 18)  Superb pitching by Ernie Stokes, a home run drive by Cecil Browne and a sensational, leaping catch by outfielder Gordon Caslake were the factors that gave the Express a 3 to 1 victory over the Arenas in the replay of their tie game staged on July 10. Stokes, plagued by ill-health of late, held the hard-hitting Rinkmen to just five scattered hits while giving up three free passes. Losing tosser Wally Lawton was also in fine form, yielding eight hits along with three walks, and received better defensive backup than his mound opponent. Browne’s two-run shot in the fourth broke up a scoreless draw and propelled the Freighters into the lead for good. Caslake’s great fourth-inning spear of “Snake” Siddle’s line blast that was about to carom off the centre-field wall saved at least two runs. “Packey” McFarlane doubled and singled twice to pace the Deliverymen at the platter.

Lawton (L) and Sinclair
Stokes (W) and Mooney

(July 22)  Leo Johnstone, youthful Columbus Club hurler, fanned 11 of the opposition and threw out five more on grounders in a game that went only six innings owing to darkness. Yet, in spite of the fact that he was responsible for retiring 16 of the 18 Tammany batters to face him, he and his mates came out as 3 to 1 losers to the Tigers. Eight bases-on-balls that he served up were directly attributable to the three tallies registered against him. Alex Ross started on the hill for the Bengals but had difficulty locating the plate and was yanked in the third as Bill Crowe came on to finish the game and annex the win. The Jungle Cats had five hits, with a double and single going to Ward McVey, while the Clubbers managed to acquire just three.  

Ross, Crowe (W) (3) and Cockburn
Johnston (L) and Bradley

(July 23)  The Express and Tammany Tigers battled to a 2 – 2 tie in a game in which the Freighters had a decided 10 to 3 margin in base hits but left 11 runners on base. “Lefty” Chestnut of the Deliverymen and the Bengals’ husky speedball artist, Bill Crowe, battled tooth-and-nail but to no avail when it came to a final decision. Both slabsters walked just one opposing batter. Steve Karahan and Gord Caslake of the Express were the hitting stars of the contest with three singles each. 

Crowe and Cockburn
Chestnut and Mooney

(July 24)  The much-improved Express balltossers assumed the lead in the second series standings by smothering the Arenas 11 to 1. Rain halted the contest after seven stanzas. Winning twirler Bevin Brown proved to be a mystery to the Rinkmen, baffling them on one hit, a solitary single by Greig Warren. A four-run opening canto against starter and loser Dunc Irvine dictated the flow of the game. “Packey” McFarlane led the Freighters with the baton, stroking a double and two singles. Steve Penu picked up a two-bagger and single while Nelson Mooney singled twice. 

Brown (W) and Mooney
Irvine (L), Stainsby (1) and Sheppard

(July 26)  The Elks kept pace with the Express team in the race for second series honors by defeating the lowly Columbus Club 13 to 5 in a clash that was halted by rain in the eighth episode with the winners at bat. In the seven rounds that counted, the Antlered Tribe pounded three Club hurlers for 15 hits. Young Fairfield, a brother to the Express hurler, started on the hill for the Cee Cees but did not even get out of the first frame. “Darky” Bouchard, who followed, was walloped god and copiously while Odie Lowe, an intermediate callup, proved to be the best of the trio, holding the victors to one run in four innings. Art Atkins started on the knoll for the B.P.O.E. brethren and got by nicely until the fifth when he inured a finger on his pitching hand and had to retire as Larry Wilson came on. Ten safeties were yielded by the duo. A blowout became evident early in the contest as the Horned Herd had a 12 to 2 lead after just three innings. Outfielder McDonald of the Elks and well as the Clubbers’ Jimmy Bradley both swatted a double and two singles for their respective nines. Wapiti shortpatcher Joe Rivers drilled three one-base raps in a winning effort.

Atkins (W), Wilson (5) and McCorquodale
Fairfield (L), Bouchard (1), Lowe (3) and Bradley

(July 28)  Presenting a stronger team than they have for the last few games, the Tammany Tigers went out and reeled off their second win in second-series action by edging the Arenas 4 to 3. Winning slabster Sammy McCallum and Wally Lawton of the Rinkmen had the upper hand over the batters in this contest in which the Arenas had a slight 6 to 5 edge in base raps. After their first turn at bat when they plated a deuce, the Bengals never trailed. Ward McVey cranked a two-run homer for the Jungle Cats while “Steamer” Maxwell of the Rinkmen, with a pair of singles, was the only hitter from either side to acquire plural hit figures. 

Lawton (L) and Sinclair
McCallum (W) and Cockburn

(July 29)  Trailing from the first inning on, the Columbus Club baseballers scored twice in the top-of-the-sixth stanza and hung on for a 3 – 3 tie with the Express. The game was called after six complete innings because of gathering darkness. The Deliverymen poled out nine safeties to just four for the Clubbers. “Darky” Bouchard pitched almost the entire game for the Cee Cees after coming on in relief of starter Leo Johnston who failed to retire a batter in the opening panel. “Lefty” Chestnut went the route for the Freighters and accumulated ten strikeouts. Six bases-on-balls, however, kept him dodging bullets. Catcher Nelson Mooney had a double and two singles for the Express while “Doc” Flanagan of the Columbians belted a solo homer.

Johnston, Bouchard (1) and Bradley
Chestnut and Mooney

(July 30)  The Tammany Tigers advanced into a tie for second place in the race for the second series pennant, defeating the Elks 5 to 2. Big Tiger heaver Bill Crowe held the Elks to five scattered hits, three of which were of the scratchy variety. He didn’t get steady backup from his mates, however, who committed six errors resulting in the two tallies by the Horned Herd. Larry Wilson was on the knoll for the Wapiti and, after a poor start, turned in an adequate performance. “Slim” Austman paced the 11-hit offense of the Bengals with a double and single. Charlie Gardiner, Sam Perlman and Jimmy Grant each drilled a brace of one-baggers. Joe Rivers singled twice for the losers.

Crowe (W) and Cockburn
Wilson (L) and McCorquodale

(July 31)  Crashing the horsehide with authority in the closing rounds, the Arenas jumped into the thick of the battle for second-series honors by dumping the Columbus Club 10 to 6. The Clubbers took an early lead but were unable to hold it as Leo Johnston, their starter, and reliever “Darky” Bouchard weakened weakened in the pinches. Bill Siddle yielded eight hits in securing the complete-game mound victory. Three of those safeties, one of which was a bases-clearing two-bagger, were garnered by Jimmy Bradley who took a night off from catching to perform at shortstop. Bradley clubbed another double as well to go along with a one-base knock. “Bunny” Warren, with a double and a pair of singles, had the hot hand with the lumber for the Rinkmen while teammate Bert Lloyd delivered a double and single.   

Siddle (W) and Sinclair
Johnston, Bouchard (L) (4) and Kokran

STANDINGS             W        L        Pct.
Express               3        1       .750
Tammany Tigers        3        2       .600
Elks                  3        2       .600
Arenas                3        3       .500
Columbus Club         1        5       .167 

(August 2)  The Elks jumped into a half-game lead in the second-series standings when they took the Express into camp 4 to 3. The clash featured a splendid pitching duel between veteran Sid May of the Antlered Brethren and “Lefty” Chestnut. Both chuckers limited opposing batters to six hits while May walked a pair and Chestnut four. In arrears 3 – 0 after the second round, the Elks whittled away at the deficit, drawing even in the sixth on a stinging two-run single off the bat of May, and forging ahead in the seventh spasm when outfielder Ellis, who had walked, crossed the pan on an infield groundout. Dunc McCorquodale poled out four clean hits for the winners while Pat Cann slugged a bases-empty homer for the Freighters.

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

(August 4)  Only one game separates the first four teams in the second-series standings following doubleheader action at Wesley Park. In the morning game, the Arenas defeated the Elks 7 to 4 while the Express squeezed out a 5 to 4 win over the Tammany Tigers in a rain-interrupted afternoon tilt.

The Rinkmen jumped out to an early five-run lead in the matinee encounter and were never headed. Three double plays by the Arenas thwarted any major comeback attempt by the Wapiti. Losing heaver Art Atkins failed to retire even one batter before he was derricked in the opening canto. Larry Wilson relieved him but did not last out the inning. Olie Olien then came on and did a fine job for the rest of the contest but the large deficit was too great for the Antlered Tribe to overcome. Winning flinger Bob Beddome pitched well, spinning a six-hitter, and had perfect defensive support from his mates. Bert Lloyd, with three singles, was best with the baton for the winners in leading their ten-hit attack. Shortpatcher Joe Downie added a home run. Second sacker Cuthbert banged out a double and a pair of singles for the losers.

Beddome (W) and Sinclair
Atkins (L), Wilson (1), O. Olien (1) and A. Olien

A couple of stoppages in play because of a steady drizzle defined much of the follow-up contest in which the Deliverymen picked up ten hits to six for the Bengals and had to hang on in the ninth to maintain the one-run margin they had attained with a three-spot in the eighth episode. Winning chucker Finley Fairfield relied upon reliever Ernie Stokes to quell a two-out threat in the ninth. With the potential tying run in scoring position, Stokes enticed the dangerous “Slim” Austman, who had already hit safely four times, to fly out and end the game. Bill Crowe went the distance on the bump in a losing cause for the Ferocious Felines. Louis Tissman and Steve Penu of the Freighters each connected for a triad of safeties with a home run included in Penu’s total.

Crowe (L) and Perlman
Fairfield, Stokes (9) and Brown

(August 5)  Jack Hind and Wally Lawton hooked up in a first-class pitching joust in which Lawton and the Arenas came out on top of the Elks 2 to 0. Art Atkins started on the hill for the Wapiti but injured his hand on a hot comebacker off the bat of “Snake” Siddle in the first inning and had to retire. The veteran Hind came on and limited the Rinkmen to just three hits the rest of the game but, with Lawton blanking the Horned herd on six scattered safeties, it wasn’t enough. A third round solo homer by Greig Warren put the Arenas in front 1 – 0. They added an insurance marker in the sixth by taking advantage of two errors. Alex Olien of the Antlered Brethren, with a pair of singles, was the lone batter in the contest with plural hit totals.

Atkins, Hind (L) (1) and McCorquodale
Lawton (W) and Sinclair

(August 6)  Playing wretchedly behind mediocre pitching, the Tammany Tigers went down to a 9 to 4 defeat at the hands of the Express in a featureless Wesley Park affair. With their two premiere hurlers unavailable, the Bengals started Alex Ross on the bump but, after falling behind 6 – 1 in the second inning, replaced him with intermediate call-up Frank “Lefty” Luff who finished the tilt. Ernie Stokes went the route on the clay heap for the Freighters. The Tammanys were guilty of six errors while Luff’s inability to hold runners close permitted the winners to steal nine bases. Issy Vineberg of the Deliverymen as well as  Jimmy Grant of the losers each registered a double and single.

Stokes (W) and Brown
Ross (L), Luff (2) and Cockburn

(August 7)  The Elks remained in the running for second-series honors in the Wesley Park League by defeating the lowly Columbus Club 5 to 2. The Horned Herd bunched four of their six safeties off losing heaver Leo Johnston in the second and seventh rounds when they did all their scoring. Veteran Sid May was largely responsible for his team’s victory. The savvy hurler had prefect control and did not walk a batter. Joe Rivers doubled and singled for the winners while catcher Dunc McCorquodale singled twice.

Johnston (L) and Bradley
May (W) and McCorquodale

(August 9)  Playing brilliantly behind Bill Siddle’s fine hurling, the Arenas jumped into the lead in the second-series standings by knocking off the Express 7 to 4 before one of the largest crowds of the season. The win vaulted the Rinkmen a half-game in front of the Freighters who fell back into a second-place tie with the Elks. For five innings it was a real battle but, in the sixth, starter Finley Fairfield of the Deliverymen weakened and his infield defense fell apart, resulting in four Arena tallies. Siddle was nicked for seven safeties, including three singles by Pat Cann, but was aided by some stellar defensive support. Art Frick, with a double and single, led the victors’ nine-hit offensive attack.

Siddle (W) and Sinclair
Fairfield (L), Brown (6) and Mooney

STANDINGS           W      L      Pct.
Arenas              6      3     .667
Express             5      3     .625
Elks                5      4     .556
Tammany Tigers      3      4     .429
Columbus Club       1      6     .143

(August 11)   An errant throw to the hot corner station by Tammany catcher Bill Cockburn on a two-out double steal effort in the sixth stanza allowed Bert Lloyd and Bill Siddle to score the tying and winning runs in a 7 to 6 conquest of the Tigers by the pace-setting Arenas. The game was called after seven-and-a -half sessions with darkness prevailing. Both squads managed to acquire nine safe swats. The Bengals appeared to have the game in the bag after posting a seven-spot in the fifth frame to go in front 7 – 4 but the Rinkmen narrowed the deficit to just a singleton in their half of the round and kept the heat on the Jungle Cats in the sixth. Fifth-frame reliever Bert Stainsby copped the hurling verdict over Bill Crowe, who went the distance for the Ferocious Felines. Joe Downie had a home run and single for the winners while Carson McVey, with a brace of two-baggers, was best with the baton for the losers. 
Crowe (L) and Cockburn
Lawton, Stainsby (W) (5) and Sinclair

(August 12)  The Express moved to with a half-game of the Arenas for top spot in second series of the Wesley Park circuit by doubling the bottom-feeding Columbus Club 6 to 3 in a seven-inning encounter shortened by darkness. The Clubbers had the game tied twice but, after a disastrous sixth spasm, fell out of contention. “Lefty” Chestnut of the Freighters opposed the Cee Cees’ “Darky” Bouchard on the hill with the Express southpaw having the best of the mound joust. Bouchard was nicked for ten safeties, one of which was a solo homer by Steve Penu. Chestnut doled out five base raps but got himself in trouble by issuing eight walks. Ernie Stokes came to his rescue with two down in the final stanza. Penu clipped the apple for a double and single in addition to his round-tripper while Pat Cann singled twice. 

Chestnut (W), Stokes (7) and Brown
Bouchard (L) and Bradley

(August 13)  The Elks stayed right in the running for the second-series honors when they bumped off the Tammany Tigers 5 to 4 in an eight-inning game marked by good pitching. Big Jack Hind was on the hill for the Antlered Tribe and had his usual steam, whiffing 13 Bengals, in tossing a six-hitter. For six stanzas, he blanked the Tammany Troupe and had a five-run cushion but, in the seventh and eighth, he weakened and the Jungle Cats rolled across deuces in each stanza to make things close. Young intermediate southpaw Frank Luff did the heaving for the Tigers and held the winners to five hits. Three of the five runs scored against him were directly due to poor support. Lawrie Cuthbert and Dunc McCorquodale of the victors, along with Tammany’s A.F. Armstrong, each ripped a brace of singles while Claire Livesley of the losers popped a two-run homer.

Hind (W) and McCorquodale
Luff (L) and Cockburn

(August 14)  The Arenas shot their consecutive win streak record up to six and took a firmer grip on top spot in the second-series standings by pounding out a 10 to 5 victory over the tail-end Columbus Club in a darkness-halted, seven-inning contest. Winning tosser Dunc Irvine limited the Clubbers to four hits while walking four and hitting one batter. The Rinkmen had a field day against young Fairfield, who started on the bump for the Cee Cees, and fifth-frame reliever “Darky” Bouchard, lighting up the duo for 13 base blows. Stu Sheppard banged out four singles for the winners while Bill Siddle followed with three.

Fairfield (L), Bouchard (5) and Bradley
Irvine (W) and Sinclair

(August 16)  The Tammany Tigers annexed a hectic and weird game in which they ran over seven runs in the ninth chapter to tie their game against the Express and then plated the overtime winner in the top-of-the-tenth round when baserunner Jimmy Grant, who had reached base on a costly error and moved his way around to third base on a pair of ground outs, was waved home by plate umpire Nelson when reliever Bevin Brown of the Freighters committed a balk. The final score in the wild-and-woolly affair favored the Bengals 16 to 15. Each team went through a trio of chuckers as the Tammany nine outswatted their opponents 15 to 12.  Batting honors for the contest went to Claire Livesley of the Jungle Cats who poled out five hits including two home runs. His single in the ninth inning sent the tying tallies across the pan. Pat Cann paced the Deliverymen with a grand-slam round-tripper and a single.

McCallum, Luff (6), Crowe (W) (9) and Cockburn, Perlman
Fairfield, Chestnut (5), Brown (L) (9) and Mooney

(August 19)  The Columbus Club made a rare trip into the win column when they defeated the Tammany Tigers 5 to 4 in a rain-delayed contest that was eventually called after five frames. Leo Johnston worked on the hillock for the Clubbers and, while he walked seven of the Bengals in the abbreviated event, he held them hitless. Errors played a major part in the scoring and in this department, the Clubbers were fortunate to win. Alex Ross served up four hits, including two doubles, while walking four and plunking three batters in suffering the setback. Two counters in their final turn at bat, the only two earned runs of the clash, gave the Cee Cees the victory. Back-to-back two-baggers by Errol Gillis and Marty Kokran drove in the tying and winning tallies.

Ross (L) and Cockburn
Johnston (W) and Kokran

(August 20)  The Elks and Express got five innings of baseball in before rain halted action with the teams deadlocked at 2 – 2. It looked like an Elk victory until the final inning when Jack Hind suddenly lost his command and walked a pair of batters, the last one forcing in the tying counter. Pat Cann of the Deliverymen, with a bases-empty four-bagger and a single was the only multi-hit batter in the contest.

Hind, Wilson (5) and McCorquodale
Johnston and Cann, Brown (4)

(August 21)  The Express won out over the Columbus Club 8 to 1 to remain in the running for the second-series title. The Clubbers trotted out a few call-ups from their intermediate squad to fill in. Leo Johnston hurled the win, fanning seven while giving up four hits. Fleet centre fielder Gord Caslake was the leading swat artist for the Freighters, spanking the sphere for three singles.  

Fairfield (L), Bouchard (1) and T. Shannon
Johnston (W) and Brown

(August 23)  Before one of the largest crowds of the season, the Express battered the Elks 17 to 5 to stay in the running for the second-series pennant. A seven-spot in the bottom-of-the-opening panel pretty well sewed up the verdict. Ernie Stokes of the Freighters breezed along nicely in posting the six-hit pitching victory before turning the horsehide over to junior call-up “Smokey” Harris to mop up in the ninth. A quartet of heavers from the Antlered Tribe were roughed up by the victors as Steve Penu led the way with a home run and two singles. Gord Caslake delivered a triple  and a pair of one-base raps and Cecil Brown connected for two doubles and a one-bagger. Catcher Nelson Mooney added two doubles. Outfielder Serafin, seconded from Transcona of the intermediate ranks, whacked a home run for the Horned Herd. 

Wilson (L), Hind (1), May (1), Atkins (6) and McCorquodale, A. Olien
E. Stokes (W), Harris (9) and Mooney

(August 25)  Scoring singletons in each of the third, fourth and fifth frames while riding the solid three-hit pitching of Wally Lawton, the Arenas blanked the Elks 3 to 0 to annex the second-series Wesley League pennant. They now move on to meet the first-series winning Tammany Tigers for the overall league title. The Rinkmen played errorless ball and had ten hits off losing heaver Sid May including three by outfielder Art Frick. The Arena flychaser drove in two of the three runs for his team with run-scoring singles.

Lawton (W) and Sinclair
May (L) and A. Olien

FINAL STANDINGS      W     L     Pct.
Arenas               9     3     .750
Express              8     4     .667
Elks                 6     6     .500
Tammany Tigers       4     7     .364
Columbus Club        2     9     .182


Tammany Tigers (first-series winners) vs Arenas (second-series champions)

(August 28)  The defending champion Arenas struck first in the opener of the Wesley Park League finals, walloping the Tammany Tigers 10 to 4. The first four frames were a slugfest before the chuckers settled down. Winning flinger Bill Siddle fanned seven while issuing an equal number of safeties. He also led the 14-hit offensive attack of the victors, belting a home run plus a brace of one-baggers. Claire Livesley slammed a round-tripper and double for the Bengals.

McCallum (L), Luff (4) and Cockburn
Siddle (W) and Sinclair

(August 30)  Staging a remarkable reversal of form, the Tammany Tigers trounced the Arenas 8 to 3 to even the Wesley Park League finals at a game apiece. Bill Crowe checked the Arenas on eight hits to cop the hillock triumph. Jimmy Grant stroked three hits for the Bengals, all singles. Teammate Claire Livesley pounded out a pair of doubles. Shortstop Downie smashed a two-run circuit-jack for the vanquished nine.

Irvine (L) and Sinclair
Crowe (W) and Cockburn

(September 1)  The Arenas and Tigers divided games three and four of their current series for the tiara of the Wesley loop. With Wally Lawton tossing a three-hitter, the Arenas blanked the Tigers 6 to 0 in the early game while the Bengals returned the whitewashing in the follow-up affair, shutting out the second-half victors 3 to 0.
One big round gave the Arenas the morning game. The teams battled along on even terms until the fifth frame when the victors mixed in six hits with a pair of Tammany errors to put a six-spot on the scoreboard. Lawton did the rest, holding the Cats at bay while fanning five. Versatile Downie, playing in the outer garden in this contest, led the Arenas with the bludgeon, hammering a triple and a brace of one-baggers. 

McCallum (L) and Cockburn
Lawton (W) and Sinclair 

The Tigers made optimum use of their six hits in the afternoon skirmish. Their first tally, in the opening stanza, came without the aid of a hit. In the second round, winning pitcher Bill Crowe doubled and was singled home by Tony Baril while, in the eighth, Ward McVey’s single, a stolen base and Crowe’s second swat of the fracas, a one-bagger, accounted for the final tally. The Arenas picked up eight hits but were unable to cash in on any of their opportunities.

Bedome (L) and Sinclair
Crowe (W) and Cockburn

(September 2)  The Tammany Tigers moved ahead for the first time in their best-of-seven showdown for Wesley Park laurels when they got by the Arenas 4 to 2 in the fifth meeting between the adversaries. The Arenas were only able to muster two safeties, both singles, off the combined hurling of Alex Ross and Bill Crowe while the Bengals punched out seven raps, including three by Ward McVey, off the slants of losing twirler Bill “Snake” Siddle.

Ross (W), Crowe (5) and Perlman
Siddle (L) and Sinclair

(September 3)  Pounding out 13 hits including home runs by Tony Baril and Johnny Austman, the Tammany Tigers clawed their way over the defending champion Arenas 8 to 5 to snatch the 1924 Wesley Park Baseball League crown. It was the Bengals’ fourth triumph in six games. It wasn’t an easy win for the Stripped Cats as the Arenas stung the pill for eleven base swats of their own and had their chances to make things interesting. With the score knotted at 4 – 4, the Tammany Troupe broke the game open with a three-run outburst in the bottom of the sixth panel. Ward McVey and Gordon McKenzie cuffed a triad of base knocks apiece for the winners.

Lawton (L) and Sinclair
McCallum (W), Crowe (9) and Perlman

Norwood (Stadium League) vs Tammany Tigers (Wesley Park League)  best-of-five series

(September 6)  The Tammany Tigers drew first blood in their intra-city series with Norwood, rallying in the ninth inning to defeat the Suburbanites 7 to 5. The Bengals, sporting a decided 12 to 6 margin in base hits, had led throughout the contest after running across a pair of counters in their first turn at bat against Norwood starter “Lefty” Treleaven. In the bottom-of-the-eighth episode, however, the spirited Stadium Leaguers, considered the underdogs, came to life and wiped out a 4 – 2 deficit by moving in front 5 – 4 on a three-run homer by outfielder Con Puhan. With the pressure on as play began in the top-of-the-ninth canto, the Jungle Cats responded with four hits, including a two-run triple by Jimmy Grant to plate a trey against losing twirler “Lefty” Roberts and take the lead once again. Complete-game winner Bill Crowe, who had nine strikeouts, then silenced the Borough Brigade in the bottom-half of the panel to preserve the triumph. Grant was the hitting star of the game, finishing with a brace of three-baggers, a double and a single while driving in three tallies. Sam Perlman batted in the other four markers for the victors with a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly.
Crowe (W) and Perlman
Treleaven, Roberts (L) (6) and H. May

(September 8)  With Bill Stobie/Staub, a pickup from the Elmwood Giants, toeing the rubber, the hard-fighting Norwood nine evened the Winnipeg senior baseball championship series by taking down the Tammany Tigers of the Wesley League 7 to 4. Norwood went into the lead in the first inning and were never headed. Both winning heaver Stobie/Staub and Sammy McCallum, who toiled on the knoll for the Tammany Troupe, were nicked for six safeties but McCallum, with six free passes, had far more difficulty in locating the plate than did Stobie/Staub who issued just one walk. A throwing error by McCallum also resulted in an unearned tally by the Suburbanites. Toddy May singled twice for the winners while Jimmy Grant of the Bengals continued his hot streak with the lumber by launching a three-run circuit-clout.
B. Stobie/Staub (W) and H. May
McCallum (L) and Perlman

(September 12)  In a game that never should have been played because of wet weather and the resulting condition of the diamond, the Tammany Tigers prevailed 5 to 1 over Norwood in a seven-inning affair. Right up until the final canto, it looked like a win for Norwood as they had scored a well-earned run back in the second inning and the 1 – 0 margin began to assume larger proportions as the game wore on. In the top of the seventh, however, the dormant bats of the Jungle Cats, which had been limited to one hit by Norwood flinger “Lefty” Roberts up to that point, came alive and produced five runs on four bingles, a walk and a sacrifice fly. Winning chucker Bill Crowe then set the Suburbanites down in order in their half of the canto and the game was called. Norwood held an 8 to 5 edge in base hits as outfielder Toddy May, with a double and single, led all batters. 

Crowe (W) and Cockburn
Roberts (L) and H. May

(September 13)  Once more the series for the senior baseball championship of Winnipeg is tied up after Norwood dumped the Tammany Tigers 11 to 4 in a long, drawn-out affair. The Suburbanites collected ten safeties, most of those coming off Sammy McCallum, the second of a triad of heavers used by the Bengals. Starter and loser Alex Ross lasted only 2/3 of an inning before McCallum took over. Bill Stobie/Staub, who opened on the knoll for Norwood, also got bounced early as winning flinger “Lefty” Treleaven assumed mound chores in the third round, stifling the Jungle Cats on one hit and one run for the remainder of the game. Jack Seel stroked a double and a single for the victorious nine. 

B. Stobie/Staub, Treleaven (3) (W) and H. May
Ross (L), McCallum (1), Crowe (8) and Perlman, Cockburn

(September 16)  Wesley League champion Tammamy Tigers reign as Winnipeg senior baseball titlists after defeating Norwood 9 to 5 in the fifth and deciding game of a best-of-five series. The game ended after seven stanzas with dark skies prevailing. While the Bengals had only two more hits, 9 to 7, than did Norwood, they bunched their clouts in a more timely fashion. A deuce in the second stanza propelled them into a lead they never lost as big right-hander Bill Crowe coasted to the knoll triumph. Catcher Sam Perlman of the Ferocious Felines was the hitting star of the evening, clouting two doubles and a single, good for three RBI’s. 

Crowe (W) and Perlman
B. Stobie/Staub (L), Roberts (3), Huitman (6) and H. May


Brandon Greys (Southwestern Manitoba League) vs High Bluff (Central Manitoba League)  best-of-three

(August 21)  With more than 1,000 fans in attendance at High Bluff, the Brandon Greys of the Southwestern Baseball League were forced to go 12 innings before coming out on top of their hosts, champions of the Central Manitoba circuit, 6 to 5. Cleanup hitter Harry Carver doubled to lead off the top-of-the-third overtime session, moved to third base on a passed ball and scored the deciding tally when first baseman Paige of High Bluff momentarily bobbled Stenshoel’s grounder. Cliff Cory, a playoff pickup from Wawanesa, fanned 11 in copping the pitching win for the Greys. Carver picked up a triple and a single in addition to his timely two-bagger.

Cory (W) and Cochlan
F. Gannon (L) and Burns

(August 23)  By breaking even in a double bill with the visiting High Bluff nine, the Brandon Greys captured their semi-final series two-games-to-one and earned the right to proceed in the M.A.B.A. senior playdowns.

Behind the six-hit pitching of F. “Lefty” Gannon, the invaders evened the series with a 5 to 4 conquest of the Greys in the matinee match. High Bluff managed to acquire 11 hits off a brace of Brandon twirlers. The Greys, trailing 5 – 0,  scored all four of their runs in their final turn at bat.

F. Gannon (W) and Burns
Finnson (L), Crawford (5) and Cochlan

Gannon was sent back to the knoll for the second encounter but was just a shadow of his opening-game self and was soon battered to the sidelines as the Wheat City sluggers prevailed 14 to 3. Meanwhile, Brandon’s Cliff Cory was quietly taming High Bluff on five hits in securing the knoll decision. Playing-manager Harry Carver and Herb Stuart of the Greys each had three hits with Carver’s total including a homer while a double and triple were part of Stuart’s swats.

F. Gannon (L), G. Cochrane (3) and Burns
Cory (W) and Cochlan

(August 29)  Six active players from the Brandon Greys baseball team, champions of the Southwest Baseball League, were suspended from amateur sport pending an investigation into their connection with games played in Minnedosa on July 31 for cash prizes. The six players are :

(September 10)  At a recent meeting of the M.A.B.A. executive, a protest lodged by High Bluff regarding their series with the Brandon Greys was dealt with and upheld. The High Bluff team was awarded the series as per the usage of six players by the Wheat City squad who were ultimately suspended for violating amateur regulations.

FINALS  High Bluff vs Winnipeg Tammany Tigers  (best-of-three series)

(September 22)  High Bluff’s championship aspirations were given a rude jolt when the highly-touted rural aggregation fell before Winnipeg’s Tammany Tigers by the overwhelming score of 10 to 1 in a seven-inning, first  game of a best-of-three set for the provincial senior baseball title. For three innings it was a real ball game with the High Bluff team making threatening gestures and moving in front 1 – 0 on an opening-canto solo home run by catcher “Baldy” Burns. But, in the fourth, fifth and seventh, they cracked badly and the Bengals romped to victory in a canter. Bill Crowe, on the mound for the Wesley League champions, rationed the Central Manitoba League pennant winners to just three hits, two solid ones by Burns and a scratchy bingle by third sacker Owens. The Winnipeggers got to complete-game loser F. “Lefty” Gannon for eight safeties and took control of the clash in the middle innings. A five spot in the seventh and final panel drove the final nail in the coffin of the Country contingent. Shortpatcher Claire Livesley connected for a single and a two-run homer in leading Jungle Cats at the dish.

Crowe (W) and Cockburn
F. Gannon (L) and Burns

(September 23)  The Tammany Tigers added another title to their list at Wesley Park when they clipped the High Bluff team of the Central Manitoba Senior Baseball League 8 to 2 in a six-stanza tilt to take the M.A.B.A. senior baseball crown. The final outcome was apparent from the start as the High Bluff team, making some bonehead decisions and playing poor defensively, appeared overmatched and fell behind early while the Jungle Kings were very steady and backed up winning heaver “Lefty” Luff with almost perfect support. Luff, who spent most of the season in the intermediate circuit, got by on a four-hitter although his control was not the best. Emmett Gannon started on the hill for the Ruralites but packed it in during the third round when Bengals ran across a five-spot. His brother, F. “Lefty” Gannon, was summoned to the knoll and finished the game well, allowing only two hits and one run. Base hits were scarce in this encounter with the victors having a 6 to 4 edge. Not one player from either squad managed to acquire more than one safety 

E. Gannon (L), F. Gannon (3) and Burns
Luff (W) and Cockburn 


Crescent Creamery (played only in the first series of games)
Elmwood Giants
South End
St. Boniface


(May 19)  Playing in adverse weather conditions, the Crescents, in their debut performance as senior-level baseball club, tucked away a 13 to 9 victory over error-prone St. Boniface at the Stadium grounds.  An eight-run second stanza, when they put together six of their ten base hits, propelled the Creamery Clan to the win. The Saints also gathered ten safeties but were never able to plate more than a three-spot in any inning. Starter Charlie Unsworth notched the heaving triumph over Brodeur, who was kayoed from the clay heap during the second-stanza uprising. Johnny Dunbar of the victors and infielder Savoie of the Cathedral City Clan both checked in with three base knocks with a two-bagger part of Savoie’s output. Middle pasture patroller Gallagher of the Saints poled a brace of triples. 

Brodeur (L), Bibeau (2), Dyer (9) and Leveque
Unsworth (W), McDougall (6) and Singbush

(May 21)  The Elmwood Giants had any easy time, disposing of South End 16 to 0 in the first league action for both clubs. Pounding out 16 base blows, 15 of them off starter and loser Dan McDonald, the Giants were the far superior team against the overmatched South Enders. Gordon Kaye rationed the losers to five safeties, all singles, while walking one and fanning seven. Elmwood’s Morley Weir spanked the sphere for four base raps, one of which was a triple. Stan Weir followed with a double and single.

McDonald (L), Kikley (8), Fleischman (8) and Sinclair
Kaye (W) and Martin

(May 22)  Norwood baseballers, in their first outing of the season, registered a 7 to 2 triumph over the St. Boniface aggregation. Winning chucker Harry Mason had the Saints under his thumb all evening, striking out 14 batters and allowing only two hits. Norwood pounded out 16 safe blows off loser Johnny Dyer as second baseman Jack Seel had a perfect five-for-five evening at the plate. Two of Seel’s raps were doubles. Teammate “Fungo” Waaks also did well at the dish, stroking a double and a brace of one-baggers.

Mason (W) and H. May
Dyer (L) and Jette

(May 23)  The Elmwood Giants recorded their second straight victory in the Stadium League by nosing out the Crescents 4 to 3. Winning pitcher “Lefty” Ward served up an assortment of benders that kept the Dairymen guessing. He swished 11 batters and yielded six hits in the route-going effort. All the scoring took place in the first three innings as Ward and losing chucker C.R. Lee, who was tagged for eight safeties, tightened up during the latter stages of the game. Stan Weir paced the Giants with the stick, slamming a two-run homer and a single. Brother Morley Weir delivered a brace of doubles. Jimmy Keedian singled three times for the Creamery nine.

Lee (L) and Singbush
Ward (W) and Thorarinson

(May 24)  After being badly outclassed in their opening game of the season, South End came back with a vengeance in their second encounter and laid a 14 to 6 shellacking on the Norwood nine. The South Enders pounded losing twirler Harold Hultman for ten hits and reliever “Lefty” Roberts for seven more as shortstop Nick Doyle led the way with two doubles and a pair of singles. Winning slabster Cecil Simmons and flychaser Watkins connected for three safeties apiece. Jack Seel picked up a triple and one-bagger for the vanquished nine.

Simmons (W) and Shaw
Hultman (L), Roberts (5) and H. May

(May 26)  Staging a last-inning rally that netted five counters, the youthful South Side squad downed the winless St. Boniface contingent 10 to 6. Both teams pounded the horsehide with authority as the Saints had a slight 11 to 10 edge. Toby Triller persevered all the way in gaining the mound decision over seventh-inning reliever Johnny Dyer of the Cathedral City nine. Nick Doyle continued his torrid batting pace for the South Enders, slamming two triples, a double and a one-bagger. Teammate Stewart added three singles. For the Saints, first baseman Martel stung the pill for a triple, double and single.

Bibeau, Dyer (L) (7) and Gladu
Triller (W) and Shaw

(May 27)  The Elmwood Giants stowed away their third straight victory in the Stadium Baseball League by flattening the Norwood nine 11 to 4. Bill Stobie, utilizing an assortment of benders, scattered eight hits in garnering the pitching win for the Giants. Norwood starter Harry Mason was tagged with the defeat. Loose fielding and a lot of wild heaving spelled doom for the Norwood aggregation. Topping the well-balanced nine-hit offense for the victors was shortstop N. Woods who collected a double and single. Con Puhan of the losers stroked a triad of one-baggers while “Fungo” Waaks delivered a two-bagger and one-base rap.

B. Stobie (W), Kaye (7) and Thorarinson
Mason (L), Roberts (4) and H. May

(May 28)  In a contest featured by three circuit blows, the Norwood nine began to show some of their championship form of last season by handing the Crescents a 12 to 2 trouncing. The Suburbanites put the result on ice by taking a 7 – 0 lead after three innings of play. “Lefty” Roberts pitched airtight ball for the winners and was given splendid defensive support by his mates. He struck out five batters and set the Dairymen down on seven bingles. Charlie Unsworth, who started on the hill for Creamery Clan, along with reliever McDougall, were hit hard by the Norwood sluggers, led by shortstop Bill Dunbar who launched a pair of round-trippers and a triple. Jack Seel delivered a double and two singles while “Fungo” Waaks contributed three singles. First sacker “Fatty” Caswell belted the other four-bagger for the winners. Mickey Mickelson crashed out three safeties for the losers while Johnny Dunbar drove in both of their runs.

Roberts (W) and McKenzie
Unsworth (L), McDougall (6) and Singbush

(May 29)  The Elmwood Giants got away to a comfortable lead, lost it temporarily but scored once in the eighth and final inning of a darkness-abbreviated tilt to edge St. Boniface 8 to 7 and maintain their undefeated record for the season. Hits were plentiful with the Giants outswatting the Saints 19 to 14. The winning run was unearned and came when losing chucker Johnny Dyer overthrew second base on a pickoff attempt, allowing baserunner Stan Wier to romp all the way home with the deciding counter. N. Woods of the Elmwood nine was the big man with the baton, stroking five singles. Weir had three as did third baseman Savoie of the losers.

Jones, Kaye (W) (6) and Thorarinson
A. Leveque, Dyer (L) (5) and Gladu

(May 30)  Unleashing an opening-canto attack that produced 11 runs, the Crescent Creamery nine crushed the South End squad 17 to 1 in a Stadium League game that was mercifully ended after six stanzas. The Milk Vendors lambasted the offerings of three South End twirlers for 18 base blows in the rout. Meanwhile, winning heaver Johnny Reid tamed the losers on two hits, both by third baseman Fleischman. Reid helped his own cause by launching a home run and two singles. Jimmy Keedian stroked three singles while Johnny Dunbar added a round-tripper and a one-bagger.
Reid (W) and Singbush
Simmons (L), Marshall (1), T. Triller (1) and Sinclair

(May 31)  The mighty hitting machine from Elmwood continued to set a torrid pace by chalking up their fifth straight victory, an 8 to 1 conquest of the winless St. Boniface nine. The game was close for five frames but, in the sixth, the Giants erupted for a five-spot against losing slabster Johnny Dyer. Winning chucker Gordon Kaye was nicked for eight hits but was able to effectively space them. On the other hand, the Ferocious Felines made the best of their six base raps. Ross, the Saints shortstop, was the big noise with the bludgeon, cracking out a double and two singles. Teammate Savoie delivered a two-bagger and a single. Stan Wier led the attack for the Gargantuans, collecting a solo homer and a one-bagger.
Dyer (L), A. Leveque (6) and Gladu
Kaye (W) and Thorarinson, Martin

STANDINGS            W        L        Pct.
Elmwood              5        0      1.000
Norwood              2        2       .500
South End            2        2       .500
Crescents            2        2       .500
St. Boniface         0        5       .000

(June 2)  In a game crammed with tense moments, the Elmwood Giants wrapped up their sixth straight win in the Stadium League by defeating the young South End team 6 to 5. “Lefty” Ward gave up seven safeties, whiffed nine batters and managed to hold on for the pitching win after weakening in the latter stages of the tilt. Bert Hessian came out of retirement and was sent to the mound for South End but was kayoed from the bump after yielding all six Elmwood hits and runs. King of the South Enders topped all willow wielders by stroking three singles. Teammate Swartz clipped the horsehide for a triple and single. Ward, with a pair of singles, was best with the baton for the Giants.

Ward (W) and Thorarinson
Hessian (L), Simmons (6) and Shaw

(June 6)   St. Boniface finally registered a win, turning in a 3 to 0 victory over Norwood behind the one-hit pitching of playing-manager George Bibeau. Although erratic at times, walking six batters, Bibeau always managed to bail himself out of trouble spots. His outstanding performance extended from the mound to the batter’s box where he lit up losing twirler Harold Hultman for a solo home run, an RBI-triple and a run-scoring single.

Bibeau (W) and Gladu
Hultman (L) and H. May

(June 7)  Spanking the horsehide at opportune times and taking advantage of losing hurler Toby Triller’s difficulty in locating the strike zone, the Crescents strengthened their hold on second place in the Stadium League by defeating South End 6 to 2. It was another case of a pitcher helping to win his own battle. C.R. Lee, on the mound for the Dairymen, pitched airtight ball, allowing the South Enders but three scattered bingles. At the plate, the winning moundsman poled out a home run and a single.  

T. Triller (L) and Shaw
Lee (W) and Singbush

(June 10)  Displaying all-round good play, the Crescents knocked the Elmwood Giants from the ranks of the undefeated by taking a 7 to 2 verdict from the Behemoths. Charlie Unsworth, who took over pitching chores for the Milkmen in the second stanza, struck out 11 batters and allowed six hits in garnering the win. Losing heaver Gordon Kaye and reliever “Lefty” Ward were both nicked for six safeties by the Creamery batters. Mickey Mickelson, the peppery second baseman of the Crescents, starred with the lumber, belting the horsehide for five bingles in as many at-bats.

Kaye (L), Ward (6) and Thorarinson
Reid, Unsworth (W) (2) and Foss, Singbush

(June 11)  Moundsman Harry Mason fashioned a one-hitter in pitching Norwood to a 6 to 2 conquest of South End in Stadium League action. A two-run homer by Heimie Swartz in the sixth spasm was the lone bingle surrendered by Mason who walked two and had ten whiffs. The winning Norwood clan did not treat the offerings of portsider Cecil Simmons with much respect, accepting six free passes while swatting seven safeties, one of which was a four-bagger off the bat of Jack Seel. Teammate Toddy May cracked a pair of doubles.

Mason (W) and H. May
Simmons (L) and Shaw

(June 12)  The Crescent Creamery baseballers maintained their winning stride by defeating St. Boniface 11 to 10 in a heavy-hitting contest in which both teams registered 11 safe swats. The lead changed hands frequently throughout the melee and it took a three-spot in the top-of-the-ninth for the Dairymen to seal the deal. The Saints had numerous opportunities to put the game away but wound up stranding 14 baserunners. C.R. Lee of the victors and A. Leveque of the Cathedral City nine both wielded the hickory in convincing fashion, the former slamming a triple, double and single while the latter connected for a home run and two singles.

Reid, Lee (1), Maxwell (W) (8) and Singbush
Dyer, Bibeau (L) (8) and Gladu

(June 13)  The Elmwood Giants were subjected to their second consecutive setback when the Norwood clan tucked away a 9 to 6 victory in a game that was undecided until the final two frames. “Lefty” Roberts of the Norwood nine gave up eight hits in taking the knoll verdict over another portsider, “Lefty” Ward, who ascended the knoll in the second stanza in relief of Elmwood starter Gordon Kaye. Toddy May, with a double and one-bagger, led the victors’ 11-hit offense.

Roberts (W) and H. May
Kaye, Ward (L) (2) and Thorarinson

(June 14)  Base running mistakes and the late-inning inability of reliever A. Leveque to stem the tide cost St. Boniface another defeat in Stadium League play as the South End aggregation plated a trey in the bottom-of-the-ninth panel to nose out the Saints 10 to 9 in a loosely-played tilt. Leveque, whose grand-slam homer in the top-of-the-ninth inning, had helped to push the Cathedral City contingent in front 9 to 7, went from hero to goat in the bottom-half of the canto when he allowed the South Enders to narrow the gap to a singleton before retiring anyone, then served up a meatball to first sacker McElheran who walloped it for a two-run circuit-clout and a walkoff victory. McElheran had a double and single to go along with his round-tripper while teammate Ayrton also homered as well as singling twice. Winning chucker Toby Triller delivered three singles. In addition to his bases-loaded four-ply clout, Leveque had three singles to lead the losers offensively.

McDougall, A. Leveque (L) (7) and Gladu
T. Triller (W) and Doyle

(June 16)  Norwood climbed to within a half-game of the leadership in the Stadium Baseball League by turning in a decisive 12 to 4 victory over bottom-feeding St. Boniface. Norwood trotted out Miller, a call-up from the Elmwood Cubs of the junior circuit, to do the hurling and the youngster responded well. Although wild at times, he yielded seven scattered hits and was the master of the situation at all times. George Bibeau handled mound chores for the Saints and was roughed up for a 14 safeties, including a home run by Con Puhan plus a triple and double by Jack Seel. Puhan wound up with five safe blows, adding four singles to his circuit-clout while Seel punched out a couple of one-baggers to finish with four base raps. Catcher Herb May contributed three singles. 

Miller (W) and H. May
Bibeau (L) and Gladu

(June 17)  St. Boniface picked up a rare victory, stopping the South End baseballers 6 to 1 on the strength of a three-hit pitching effort by winning hurler Brodeur. The Saints got away to a nice lead in the second spasm with a three-spot and led throughout. Third baseman Van Beneen cracked out a triple and a double for the Cathedral City squad.

T. Triller (L) and Doyle
Brodeur (W) and Armand Leveque

(June 18)  For the first time this season, the Norwood balltossers are perched on top of the Stadium League as a result of doubleheader action. Norwood handed the Crescents an 11 to 1 trouncing in the lid-lifter while South End sprang a surprise by trimming the Elmwood Giants 3 to 1 in the wrap-up affair.

“Lefty” Roberts did the twirling for Norwood in the matinee contest and was the master of the situation, keeping eight hits well scattered while walking two. Losing slabster Lee was nicked for eight of the nine Norwood safeties before departing after six stanzas. Outfielder Duncan swatted a home run and two singles for the winners.

Lee (L), Unsworth (7) and Singbush
Roberts (W) and H. May

The Giants and South End hooked up in the best match of the day which was marked by some brilliant fielding and airtight pitching. Both teams registered five hits. One bad round, the fifth, proved the downfall of the Gargantuans and loser Gordon Kaye as the South Enders bunched two hits, a walk and an error for their three markers. Cecil Simmons, backed up by errorless support, struck out 12 in earning the pitching victory. 

Simmons (W) and Doyle
Kaye (L) and Thorarinson

STANDINGS            W        L        Pct.
Norwood              6        3        .667
Elmwood              5        3        .625
Crescents            5        3        .625
South End            4        6        .400
St. Boniface         2        7        .222

(June 20)  Hammering the offerings of a trio of slabsters with authority, Norwood piled up 19 base hits en route to a 20 to 3 thrashing of South End. Every player in the lineup of the victors had at least one base rap. “Lefty” Roberts baffled the South Enders on five hits, yielded one free pass and fanned nine in garnering the easy mound win. Losing chucker Cecil Simmons was combed for 15 hits before being yanked in the sixth. Jack Seel, star infielder for Norwood, was the leading swat artist in the tilt, collecting a triple, double and two singles. Flychasers “Fungo” Waaks and Duncan stroked three hits apiece with one of Duncan’s bingles going for two bases. Catcher Nick Doyle of the vanquished nine got to Roberts for three singles.

Simmons (L), Morrison (6), T. Triller (7) and Doyle
Roberts (W) and H. May

(June 21)  The Elmwood Giants, who set such a pace at the start of the Stadium Baseball League season, took another tumble when they were handed a 9 to 2 drubbing by the Crescents. Charlie Unsworth, who did the knolling for the Creamery Clan, was in fine form, allowing only five hits while sending nine strikeout victims back to the bench. “Lefty” Ward started on the clay heap for Elmwood but was inclined to be wild, walking five and surrendering nine safeties before being pulled in favor of Gordon Kaye in the seventh stanza. Jimmy Keedian and playing-skipper Ron Singbush led the Dairymen offensively, each stroking a double plus a brace of singles. Kaye launched a solo homer in the eighth episode for the Behemoths.

Unsworth (W) and Singbush
Ward (L), Kaye (7) and Thorarinson

(June 23)  The Norwood nine gained a stranglehold on first-half honors in the Stadium League by clipping the Crescents 11 to 9. “Lefty” Roberts gave up nine hits in securing the mound win but had to hang on in the late innings when the Milk Vendors plated seven of their nine counters. The Dairymen used three tossers with the loss being saddled upon starter Charlie Unsworth. Norwood outfielder Con Puhan cracked out four hits while teammate Jack Seel garnered three safeties. Playing-manager Ron Singbush picked up a double and a single for the losers. 

Roberts (W) and H. May
Unsworth (L), Reid (2) Lee (4) and Hill

(June 24)  Coming through with a pair of markers in the top-of-the-final chapter, the St. Boniface balltossers gained a 6 – 6 tie with the Crescent Creamery aggregation. The Saints had just five hits to ten for the Dairymen  but bunched their bingles when required. Johnny Dyer went the route for the Cathedral City contingent and struck out a dozen. The Milkmen used two chuckers who combined to issue six free passes to first base. “Mickey” Mickelson, the third sacker of the Crescents, shone both at bat and in the field, cracking out three hits while accepting six chances without a miscue. Bedard, patrolling the middle garden for the Frenchmen, knocked out a bases-empty home run.

Dyer and Gladu
Lee, Reid (4) and Magill

(June 25)  Still on the skids, the Elmwood Giants continued in free fall by dropping an 11 to 6 decision to St Boniface. Brodeur, who did the hurling for the Saints, allowed nine hits in going the route for the knoll verdict. Running across five counters in each of the third and fourth frames against losing slabster Gordon Kaye, the deal was sealed for the Cathedral City nine. Flychaser Martel of the winners was the big noise with the willow, pounding out a four-ply clout and a brace of one-base raps while Brodeur nicked the apple for a triad of singles. Topping the Giants offensively were first baseman Thurston with a triple and a brace of singles along with outfielder N. Woods who contributed a double plus a couple of one-baggers. 

Kaye (L) and Thorarinson
Brodeur (W) and Gladu

(June 26)  Two innings were sufficient for the Crescents to administer a sound 15 to 6 drubbing to South End in a ragged Stadium League bout. Six large tallies crossed the platter in the second session and a flock of hits and errors in the ninth produced nine more tallies. Winning heaver C.R. Lee was nicked for ten hits, including home runs by first baseman McElheran and outfielder Watkins, but whiffed nine and was able to dodge trouble spots that could have led to additional scoring. Portsider Cecil Simmons, who did the pitching for the losers, was nicked for 15 base raps and was given very wobbly support by his mates who perpetuated ten errors behind him. Tommy Hood gathered four hits, all singles, for the Dairymen while Jimmy Keedian checked in with a double and a pair of one-baggers. Charlie Wenzel added a four-bagger. Toby Triller drilled three singles for the South Enders.

Lee (W) and Magill
Simmons (L) and Doyle

(June 27)  A last-inning rally which netted four runs allowed the Elmwood Giants to escape defeat and salvage a 6 – 6 tie with the front-running Norwood nine in a game in which darkness terminated play at the end of seven stanzas. With the bases filled and the score 6 – 2 in favor of Norwood, third baseman Kelly of the Giants belted a grand-slam homer to deadlock matters. Arnott, a young intermediate call-up, made his senior debut on the mound for the league-leaders and was hammered for 11 hits but was saved by good defensive support. “Lefty” Ward started on the knoll for Elmwood, yielding six of the seven safeties garnered by Norwood, but had to retire in the sixth when he was struck in the face by a return throw from catcher Thorarinson. Kelly, besides hitting a homer, collected a double and single. 
Ward, Kaye (6) and Thorarinson
Arnott and H. May

(June 30)  The Crescent Creamery baseballers had little difficulty in turning in an 11 to 2 victory over St Boniface. Winning chucker Charlie Unsworth fanned 15 of the Saints and did an exceptional job of scattering eight hits. Jimmy Keedian led the Milk Vendors’ 12-hit batting attack against losing heaver George Bibeau, pounding a double and three singles. Teammate Mickey Mickelson followed with a three-run homer and a one-base rap.

Unsworth (W) and Magill
Bibeau (L) and Gladu

(July 2)  After starting out the season slowly, the Norwood senior baseball team came on strong and clinched the first-series pennant with a 3 to 1 conquest of the Elmwood Giants. “Lefty” Treleaven, a new addition to the Norwood team, was on the knoll for the winners and allowed the Giants only five hits. Gordon Kaye, nicked for nine safeties, suffered the setback. Jack Seel had three singles and drove in two of the runs for the winners.

Kaye (L) and Thorarinson
Treleaven (W) and H. May

STANDINGS            W        L        Pct.
Norwood              9        3        .750
Crescents            8        4        .667
Elmwood              5        6        .455
South End            4        8        .333
St. Boniface         3        8        .273


(July 3)  South End senior baseballers started the second series of the Stadium League with a 7 to 4 victory over St. Boniface. Winning pitcher Johnny Reid held the Saints in check until the eighth episode when they plated all four of their counters. Reid allowed seven hits, walked four, hit one batter and sent nine of the opposition back to the dugout as strikeout victims. Losing twirler Brodeur yielded 11 hits, fanned the same number and gave up seven free passes. Shortstop Ayrton slapped out three singles for the victors while McGill, formerly of the Crescents bashed out a double and single. First baseman Marius clouted a home run for the Cathedral City nine.

Reid (W) and Doyle
Brodeur (L) and Gladu

(July 4)  First-series pennant-winning Norwood started off the second series by scoring a 5 to 3 victory over the Elmwood Giants. Harold Hultman was on the mound for the victors and kept the Giants at his mercy except for one inning, the second, in which they scored all their runs. “Lefty” Ward toed the rubber for the Behemoths and pitched reasonably well although he was inclined to be a little erratic in the pinches. Both chuckers were tagged for seven base knocks. Huitman walked one and breezed five while Ward issued four free passes and swished seven. Elmwood’s Morley Weir and “Mickey” Mickelson both stung the horsehide for a double and single.

Hultman (W) and H. May
Ward (L) and Thorarinson

(July 5)  South End put a sudden stop to the undefeated streak piled up by Norwood, turning back the first-series pennant winners 8 to 4. Despite being liberal in doling out ten base hits, South Ends Johnny Reid used his assortment of curve balls effectively to whiff a dozen batters and limit the damage against him to just the first and ninth innings. Losing heaver “Lefty” Roberts was also touched for ten safeties but five errors from his mates hindered his performance. Nick Doyle, first baseman for the South Enders, was the star swat artist in the joust, pounding out four base knocks including a double. 

Roberts (L) and H. May
Reid (W) and Magill

(June 7)  A huge eight-run explosion in the top-of-the-eighth episode broke a 3 – 3 sawoff and gave St. Boniface an 11 to 4 victory over the Elmwood Giants. Three base hits combined with four juicy errors led to the game-winning outburst. Johnny Dyer hurled in splendid fashion for the Saints, holding the heavy-hitting Giants to four lone singles while striking out seven and walking five. Loser Gordon Kaye whiffed eight but was hit freely, surrendering ten safeties while giving out five free tickets to first base. Armand Leveque shone with the baton for the Cathedral City Clan, cracking out three singles.

Dyer (W) and Gladu
Kaye (L) and Thorarinson

(July 9)  Climbing all over the offerings of a pair of St. Boniface hurlers for 16 hits, the Norwood senior baseballers chalked up an 18 to 7 win. The victors fielded in adequate fashion while the Saints’ defense was wobbly. Dave Mackie, a youngster from the intermediate ranks, made his initial senior appearance and, given great offensive support from his mates. was never in any danger of being lifted. He gave up nine hits, three of those going to second baseman Savoie, and walked five. Brodeur started on the bump for the Cathedral City club but lasted only four rounds, yielding 11 of the 16 Norwood safeties before retiring in favor of A. Leveque. Toddy May of the winners, besides poling out a home run and two singles, ran wild on the bases, pilfering four sacks. Catcher Herb May collected a double and a pair of one-baggers while outfielder Con Puhan delivered three singles. 
Brodeur (L), A. Leveque (5) and E. Leveque, Gladu
Mackie (W) and H. May

(July 10)  South End’s rousing start to the second series was given a rude jolt when the Elmwood Giants laid a 6 to 3 defeat on them. One big round clinched the game for the Giants. Bunching three hits, assisted by two errors, two walks and a hit batsman, the Elmwood nine pushed across five counters in the fourth frame to grab control of the contest, Charlie Unsworth, formerly with the Crescents, held the South Enders in check for all but the second inning when they scored all their runs. He allowed only five bingles and four free passes while accumulating a half-dozen strikeouts. Left-hander Cecil Simmons was nicked with the setback, surrendering all six of the hits garnered by the Behemoths before being yanked in the fourth. Jimmy Keedian and Thor Thorarinson of the victors, along with outfielder Watkins of the vanquished South Enders, each singled twice. 

Unsworth (W) and Thorarinson
Simmons (L), Reid (4) and Magill

(July 11)  Sporting a revamped line-up, St. Boniface dropped a 5 to 4 heartbreaker to South End in a fracas that took ten innings to complete. Magill, the newly-acquired catcher from the Crescents, drove in Nick Doyle in the bottom-half of the overtime session with the walkoff winner after the Saints had notched the equalizer in the ninth canto. The Cathedral City squad had a distinct 12 to 8 margin in base hits but couldn’t parlay many of their opportunities into runs, leaving ten baserunners stranded. “Lefty” Fitch, a one-time Arena pitcher, was on the slab for the South Enders and did an adequate job of spacing the dozen base raps he surrendered. Reliever C.R. Lee gave up just two runs on four hits in the six stanzas he toiled but the critical counter surrendered in the bonus round of play saddled him with the loss. In addition to his game-deciding bingle, Magill  also swatted three other base hits. Hot corner guardian Van Bineen led the Saints offensively with a triple and one-bagger.

Dyer, Lee (L) (4) and Gladu
Fitch (W) and Magill

(July 12)  Norwood senior baseballers pounded the offerings of three Elmwood chuckers for 21 hits in thrashing the Giants 19 to 8. Fourteen errors, eight being credited to Norwood , further increased the longevity of the hard-hitting contest. Suffering from a hand injury, Norwood playing-manager Herb May removed himself from behind the plate and took up a position at the hot corner. Not particularly adept at third base, May booted the ball on seven occasions. He made up for his defensive liabilities, however, by smashing a triple, double and two singles. Winning pitcher “Lefty” Roberts, highly effective for the first five frames, eased up in the latter part of the game and was raked for ten base knocks. Outfielder Duncan, Jack Seel and “Fungo” Waaks all garnered three safeties for the winners with two of Duncan’s blows being doubles. Tony Legoff delivered a home run and a single. Morley Weir cracked a double and a brace of one-baggers for the Gargantuans while Charlie Wenzell delivered a triad of singles. 

Roberts (W) and Seel
Maxwell (L), Kaye (5), Ward (7) and Woods, Thorarinson

(July 14)  Stan Weir’s bases-loaded single in the sixth inning drove in the winning run and ended a darkness-shortened Stadium League affair in which Elmwood prevailed 4 to 3 over St. Boniface. It was a tough loss for the Saints to endure as they had fought back from a 3 – 1 deficit to draw even with the Giants at 3 – 3 in the top-half of the chapter. Both winning heaver “Lefty” Ward and George Bibeau of the Francophones gave up six hits in the evenly-matched melee. St. Boniface catcher and playing-manager Gladu, with a pair of singles, was the only player in the game to get more than one hit.

Bibeau (L) and Gladu
Ward (W) and Thorarinson

(July 15)  It did not take long for the Norwood nine to climb back into first place in the Stadium League. The first-series’ winners accomplished that objective when they took South End into camp 11 to 4. Bad defensive support was, in large part, responsible for the downfall of slabster Johnny Reid of the South Enders. He started out well but eight defensive miscues behind him, along with the 14 safeties he surrendered, had  him in constant hot water. On the other hand, winning chucker “Lefty” Roberts, nicked for nine base raps, received steady backup from his mates. Roberts had a shutout on the books for seven chapters but the South Enders ran across deuces in each of the final two rounds. Con Puhan, second sacker and leadoff hitter for the Norwoods, slashed three clean singles and stole  pair of bases. Outfielder Duncan, his clubmate, punched out a double and single, an output replicated by South End flychaser Kelliher.

Reid (L) and Magill
Roberts (W) and H. May

(July 17)  Harold Hultman fashioned a four-hitter and whiffed seven in pitching the front-running Norwood aggregation to an 11 to 2 trouncing of St. Boniface in a seven-inning, darkness-shortened affair. Six errors by the Saints, combined with eight Norwood base hits, contributed to the one-sided score. Starting twirler C.R. Lee of the Cathedral City squad had major control difficulties, walking nine batters before he was lifted. Infielders Jack Seel and Dick Marinelli had two singles apiece for the winners.

Hultman (W) and H. May
Lee (L), Dyer (6) and Gladu, Van Beneen

(July 18)  An eighth-inning overthrow from first sacker Nick Doyle to second base in an endeavor to catch baserunner Jimmy Keedian, allowed Stan Weir, who was parked on third base, to scamper home with game’s only run as the Elmwood Giants triumphed 1 to 0 over South End. The Giants connected for just three safeties off hard-luck loser Cecil Simmons while winner Charlie Unsworth fanned 13 South Enders while giving up seven well-spaced hits.  Left-hander Simmons, besides hurling in great fashion, was the only player in the skirmish to gather more than one bingle, stroking a brace of one-base raps.

Simmons (W) and Magill
Unsworth (L) and Thorarinson

(July 22)  St. Boniface sent the Elmwood Giants home smarting under a 3 to 1 defeat in a hotly-contested Stadium League encounter. Both heavers of record, winner Johnny Dyer of the Saints and Elmwood’s “Lefty” Ward, were touched for six safeties but Dyer’s defensive support was superior to that afforded to Ward by his mates. Stan Weir of the vanquished nine continued his heavy stick work of late, connecting for three safe swats. Both Dyer and Ward had a brace of one-baggers. 

Ward (L) and Thorarinson
Dyer (W) and Marius

(July 23)  Pummeling the offerings of three hurlers for 18 hits during a darkness-abbreviated six-stanza contest, the South End nine easily disposed of St. Boniface to the tune of 17 to 4. Cecil “Lefty” Simmons rationed the Saints to four hits and a pair of bases-on-balls in chalking up the mound triumph. Starter George Bibeau of the Cathedral City contingent, knocked out of the game in the third round, was tagged with the defeat. Tommy Hood, Nick Doyle and outfielder Young each cracked out three safeties for the South Enders. Heimie Swartz belted a home run and single while flychaser Kelliher delivered a brace of doubles.

Simmons (W) and Magill
Bibeau (L), Lee (3), Machon (4) and Marius, Gladu

(July 24)  In a game that was terminated after five innings of play on account of rain, the Norwood diamond troopers continued to establish their superiority in the Stadium League by handing an artistic lacing to their nearest rivals for the second series pennant, South End, by a count of 9 to 4. “Lefty” Treleaven, a seldom-used chucker, struck out nine and allowed five hits in copping the knoll verdict over another portsider, Cecil Simmons, who tossed all but the final frame for the losers. Outfielder “Fungo” Waaks of the victors, with a three-run homer  and single, was the lone multi-hit batter in the game. Heimie Swartz launched a four-bagger with one mate aboard for the South Enders.

Treleaven (W) and H. May
Simmons (L), Reid (5) and Magill

(July 25)  The hard-hitting Norwood nine chalked up their fifth straight victory by defeating St. Boniface 5 to 3. Harold Hultman, the diminutive Norwood hurler, got off to a bad start in the opening panel when the Cathedral City clan plated all three of their counters but settled down thereafter to pitch goose eggs the rest of the way and limit to Saints to four hits overall. Loser Johnny Dyer was nicked for six safeties including an RBI-triple and single by Herb May. Outfielder Machon’s three-run homer accounted for all of the St. Boniface scoring. Fellow flychaser Martell of the Saints contributed a double and single.

Dyer (L) and Gladu
Hultman (W) and H. May

(July 26)  The Elmood Giants moved into second place in the Stadium League’s second series when they pounded out a dozen safe hits in a 13 to 3 thrashing of South End. Winning twirler Bill Stobie showed a world of stuff on the mound for the Giants in the seven stanzas that he toiled, surrendering five hits. Charlie Wenzel, Jimmy Keedian as well as infielders Kelly and Leveque all punched out two singles for the winners. 

Simmons (L), Doyle (8) and Magill
B. Stobie (W), Ward (8) and Woods

(July 28)  South End, behind the 14-strikeout  mound performance of newcomer Robertson, won a 2 to 1 squeaker over last-place St. Boniface in Stadium League action. Both pitchers were stingy in doling out base hits, losing twirler Brodeur allowing five while Robertson yielded just four. Tommy Hood had three of the five safeties garnered by the winners while catcher Magill collected the other two. Outfielder Martell doubled and singled for the Saints. 

Brodeur (L) and Marius
Robertson (W) and Magill

(July 29)  Winning hurler Bill Stobie, who ascended the bump in the fifth frame as a reliever, nailed an RBI-double off the left field fence in the top-of-the-seventh spasm that drove in Jimmy Keedian with the deciding counter as the Elmwood Giants shaded the front-running Norwood nine 6 to 5 in an exciting game that went only seven innings because of darkness. After his important two-bagger, Stobie had to face a serious challenge from the Norwood batters in their half of the round. With the bases loaded and only one retired, he came through with a strikeout and a groundout to preserve the victory. It was a tough loss for “Lefty” Treleaven to absorb as he had 11 whiffs and yielded one less hit, eight, than his mates gathered off the Giants’ pitching duo of “Lefty” Ward and Stobie. Elmwood’s Stan Weir was the game’s hitting star with three safe blows, all singles. Norwood’s Jack Seel delivered a double and single.  

Ward, B. Stobie (W) (5) and Thorarinson
Treleaven (L) and H. May

(July 30)  League-leading Norwood re-gained their slippage of 24 hours previous when they blanked the Elmwood Giants 5 to 0 behind the seven-hit pitching of right-hander Harold Hultman. The victors had just five safe swats off loser Charlie Unsworth but were able to bunch their bingles to better advantage than their foes. Hultman walked one and fanned ten while Unsworth doled out four free passes and swished 12. Con Puhan singled on two occasions for the front runners while catcher Thor Thorarinson of the Giants poled a double and single.  

Hultman (W) and H. May
Unsworth (L) and Thorarinson

(July 31)  With Elmwood in front by a score of 6 to 5 at the end of three innings, plate umpire Neil awarded the Stadium League game to the Giants after St. Boniface catcher Gladu refused to leave the playing field after being banished following his aggressive behavior on a disputed call at the plate.

STANDINGS            W        L        Pct.
Norwood              8        2       .800
Elmwood              6        5       .556
South End            5        5       .500
St. Boniface         2        9       .182

(August 1)  Pace-setting Norwood increased their lead atop the second-series standings to three full games by clipping South End 7 to 2 in a game reduced to seven innings because of darkness. Portside flinger Treleaven heaved them across for the Suburbanites, holding the South Enders to five scattered singles while whiffing 14. Loser Johnny Reid was nicked for eight hits and seven runs before he was yanked in the fifth. Norwood staged a scoring spree in the third session when they plated a five-spot to take control of the game. Playing-manager Herb May led the victors from the batter’s box with a double and two singles. Rival catcher Magill and shortstop Guinan both collected a couple of one-baggers. 

Reid (L), Robertson (5) and Magill
Treleaven (W) and H. May

(August 2)  Due to an insufficient number of available players, St. Boniface forfeited their scheduled contest with league-leading Norwood.

(August 4)  The shorthanded St. Boniface aggregation used but two innings, the first and second, to corral enough runs to defeat South End 10 to 8. Five-spots in each of the initial and follow-up stanzas did the trick in the bout that lasted but six spasms because of darkness. Both contingents connected for nine safeties as Young, the middle pasture patroller for the South Enders, emerged as the contest’s leading swatsmith with a brace of four-ply clouts, a three-run shot and a solo blast, as well as a single.

Simmons (L), Doyle (2) and Magill
Dyer, Bibeau (W) (4) and Marius

(August 6)  The lack of illumination permitted only five innings of play in a Stadium League match in which the South End aggregation handed the Elmwood Giants an 8 to 5 trimming. A six-run third session by the South Enders, in which losing twirler Bill Stobie was driven from the hill, was the defining moment of the game and made  a winner out of starter “Lefty” Fitch. Nick Doyle and Fitch of the victors, along with newcomer S. Stobie of Elmwood, all managed to lace a brace of singles in the abbreviated tilt. 

Fitch (W), Doyle (5) and Magill
B. Stobie (L), Adanac (3) and Thorarinson, Woods

(August 7)  Playing in brilliant fashion while bunching their bingles to good advantage, the Norwood balltossers clinched the second-series pennant by defeating the Elmwood Giants, their nearest rival for the honors, 6 to 3 in an event that darkness put a stop to after six stanzas. “Lefty” Treleaven held the Giants to eight scattered hits and was assisted by some first-class fielding from his teammates. Elmwood’s Gordon, Kaye, outside of the second spasm when Norwood scored five runs, pitched up to par with Treleaven. Both clubs stung the spheroid for eight base raps as Jimmy Keedian of the losers had three singles to lead all offensive performers. Clubmate Stan Weir socked a double and one-bagger. Dick Marinelli and “Fatty” Caswell both stroked a brace of singles for the victors. 

Treleaven (W) and H. May
Kaye (L) and Thorarinson

(August 8)  With the Norwood team having clinched league honors by winning both first and second-series pennants, the remainder of the second-series schedule was cancelled. It is expected that Norwood will, sometime in the future, meet with the victors of the Wesley League in a playoff for the Winnipeg city championship.  In the interim, Stadium League officials announced that teams in the circuit will play in a six-game round-robin series to maintain interest amongst players and fans of the competing teams.


(August 11)  Staging a ninth-inning rally that produced two runs, St. Boniface defeated the fast-travelling South End nine 7 to 6 in the opening game of the post-season series. Five errors by the South Enders were instrumental in the Saints’ victory. Starting heaver Johnny Dyer of the Cathedral City Clan was in great form, except for the seventh stanza when he was raked for four counters, but it was eighth-episode reliever George Bibeau who got credit for the hurling victory at the expense of “Lefty” Fitch. Outfielder Bedard collected a double and single as part of the winners’ balanced 13-hit offense while Nick Doyle who came on in relief of Fitch in the ninth after the damage had been done, had an equal offensive output for the vanquished nine. 

Dyer, Bibeau (W) (8) and Gladu
Fitch (L), Doyle (9) and Magill

(August 12)  A single by Dick Marinelli in the last-half of the fifth frame drove in Con Puhan with the winning run and gave Norwood a 4 to 3 win over the Elmwood Giants in a hard-fought match limited to five innings because of darkness. Norwood bunched three of their four hits off losing flinger Bill Stobie in the opening panel to run across three markers. The Giants clipped “Lefty” Treleaven’s offerings for seven base knocks, one of which was a four-ply clout by Charlie Wenzell. Puhan had a double to go along with his game-deciding one-bagger while Elmwood’s Mickey Mickelson also registered a single and a double.

B. Stobie (L) and Thorarinson
Treleaven (W) and H. May

(August 14)  Six innings were all that could be played because of dark skies but within those stanzas the underdog St. Boniface nine came from behind to edge the Elmwood Giants 6 to 5. Winning pitcher George Bibeau was the hero of the contest, connecting for a timely single in the Saints’ final turn at bat to drive in his batterymate, Gladu, with the walkoff winner. The Cathedral City Clan had knotted the count one inning earlier when Gladu touched the pan on another RBI-single off the bat of Bibeau. Losing flinger Fred Stobie allowed just five hits but was wild and had poor support. Bibeau was nicked for eight safeties but kept them well scattered. Jimmy Keedian blasted a two-run homer, a double and a single for the Giants while teammate Stan Weir singled three times. 

F. Stobie (L) and Woods
Bibeau (W) and Gladu

(August 21)  Nick Doyle proved the versatile hero for South End in their post-season series game with Norwood. Aside from clouting a two-run homer to drive in the tying and game-winning counters that gave the South Enders a 4 to 3 victory, Doyle pitched bang-up ball, surrendering five hits and whiffing eight Norwood batters in the five innings played. In addition, he had a double to go along with his game-deciding blast. Bill Stobie did the knolling for the Suburbanites and yielded only four bingles, including the two to Doyle, but the defensive support afforded him was poor in the pinches. Jack Seel, with three singles for Norwood, was a constant thorn in Doyle’s side.

B. Stobie (L) and H. May
Doyle (W) and Magill

(August 22)  Surprising South End continued their winning ways by defeating the Elmwood Giants 6 to 4 in another darkness-shortened affair, this one lasting just five frames. A big five-spot in the opening round put the South Enders in the driver’s seat and they were able to ride the four-hit pitching of Nick Doyle to victory. Elmwood starter Fred Stobie, derricked in the fourth frame, was tagged with the loss. Shortstop Tommy Guinan paced the winners’ six-hit attack with three singles while teammate Cecil “Lefty” Simmons contributed a home run.

Doyle (W) and Magill
F. Stobie (L), Ward (4) and S. Weir

(August 23)  Norwood swatsmiths fattened their batting averages by pounding out a 21 to 10 victory over St. Boniface to create a three-cornered tie in the post-season series. Reliever Dave Mackie, summoned to the clay heap in the third round after the Saints had opened up a sizeable lead, copped the mound decision in the come-from-behind marathon.

Huitman, Mackie (W) (3) and H. May
Dyer (L), Brodeur (4) and Van Beneen, Gladu, Marius


Maple Leafs
Polish Falcons
West End

Columbus Club                                                                                      
St. Vital
Tammany Tigers

(August 13)  The Columbus Club diamond troopers captured the South Division championship of the Winnipeg Intermediate circuit by trimming Norwood in the third and final game of their playoff series 10 to 1. Winning flinger Odie Lowe held the Norwood crew to two scattered hits and struck out ten. Losing chucker Dave Mackie was combed for ten safeties. Bill Pridham and first baseman Banninger both launched two-run homers for the Clubbers while Lowe helped his own cause with a two-run double.

Lowe (W) and Kokran
Mackie (L) and Bannerman


(August 16)  In a game featured by home runs and many misplays, Transcona defeated West End 19 to 5 to win the North Division crown of the Winnipeg Intermediate League. The ‘Sconas will now face the Columbus Club, South Division winners, in a three-game series for the city title. West End used three pitchers in an attempt to stem the heavy-hitting Transcona batters who launched three round-trippers. Goodman, the diminutive Transcona hurler, held the West Enders in check through most of the game.

Campbell (L), Richardson, Patrick and Dobson
Goodman (W) and Klingbell


(August 18)  In arrears by a score of 2 – 1 when they came to bat in the top-of-the-seventh and final inning, the South Division champion Columbus Club baseballers scored five times and then held off the Transcona nine, North Division titlists, who roared back with a three-spot of their own, to annex the opening game of the Winnipeg Intermediate League finals 6 to 5. Odie Lowe served up the benders for the Clubbers and, only in the final stanza when the Transcona clan scored a trey, was he in serious trouble. He yielded nine base raps but kept them well scattered for the most part. His mound opponent was “Abie” Goodman who gave a fine account of himself for six innings before weakening badly in the seventh when he nicked for the majority of the six safeties he surrendered.

Lowe (W) and Kokran
Goodman (L) and Klingbell

(August 22)  Staging an amazing rally in the bottom-of-the-seventh and final inning, the Columbus Club aggregation scored three runs to capture the Winnipeg Intermediate Baseball League title in two straight games by defeating Transcona 4 to 3 in a darkness-shortened affair. “Abie” Goodman, the diminutive Transcona hurler, exhibited stuff so good that the held the Cee Cees down to one hit for the first six innings but, as in the first game, he became vulnerable in the stretch as the Clubbers notched five safeties off his slants in the final canto to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Odie Lowe, the mainstay of the Columbians’ hurling staff, pitched a steady five-hitter in going the route. Centre fielder Serafin of the ‘Sconas pulled off the defensive play of the game  with a spectacular seventh-stanza grab of Marty Kokran’s drive near the scoreboard. He also assisted in two double plays. There were no multi-hit batters from either squad. 

Goodman (L) and Klingbell
Lowe (W) and Kokran


The withdrawal of the Souris club left the Southwestern circuit with just three teams for the 1924 season. Consistent rains played havoc with the completion of the schedule which was limited to 12 games per team to begin with.

Brandon Greys

(May 20)  Brandon Greys kicked off the new season with an exhibition win Wednesday at Carberry downing the locals 6-2 in a game featuring 28 strikeouts. Winning hurler Crawford tossed a four-hitter and fanned 13 while Harold Nelson, who yielded six hits in taking the loss, racked up 15 strikeouts.  There was just one free pass, by Nelson. Greys rode a pair of three-run frames, the fifth and sixth, to the victory. Red Atkins, the star first sacker for Carberry poled the longest blow of the contest as he smashed one over third base far into the outfield and scrambled home before the ball was recovered. Unfortunately, he overlooked the formality of touching second base and was called out. Greys broke into the run column in the fifth when Griffith reached on a fielder's choice and scored as Crawford's long fly to left field was dropped. An error at shortstop allowed the second run and Stenshoel then plated Harvey "Honey" Cochlan with a hard hit to right field. They added three more in the following frame highlighted by catcher Moir's booming three bagger.

Crawford (W) and Moir
H.Nelson (L) and C.Nelson, Atkins

(June 11)  Portsider Herb Bird fashioned an impressive two-hitter in pitching Hartney to a 1 to 0 win over the invading Brandon Greys. Bird and losing twirler “Happy” Cornell locked horns in a classic pitching duel in which the winners collected just three bingles. Bird fanned 13 Brandonites while Cornell whiffed three of the homesters. Both chuckers walked just one. The lone run of the game, an unearned tally, came in the third round after a series of Brandon errors. Outfielder Jack Dundas of the Wheat City nine, stroked the contest’s only extra-base knock, a double. 

Cornell (L) and Cochlan
Bird (W) and E. Graham

(June 12)  The visiting Brandon Greys dropped their second straight game in the Southwestern Baseball League when Cliff Cory hurled the Wawanesa team to an 8 to 6 win in a game that went only seven innings. The hosts picked up nine hits off the slants of losing chucker Art Finnson while Brandon nicked Cory for seven safeties. The Greys had a defensive meltdown once again, duplicating their opening-game performance of six miscues. Shortpatcher Peters and flychaser F. Scott of the victors both whacked the horsehide for a double and single.

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

(June 13)   Showing scant respect for the offerings of Herb Bird, who had whitewashed them just 48 hours previous, the Brandon Greys pounded the ball hard and laid a  12 to 5 whipping on the travelling Hartney aggregation. The visitors were late in arriving so the teams were only able to play seven stanzas before darkness intervened. The Wheat City nine landed on Bird’s left-handed slants for 13 hits in the blowout while starting slabster Art Finnson, pitching for the second evening in succession, moved to second base after three sessions on the knoll while yielding two of the six Hartney safeties. Cliff Robinson ascended the clay heap in the fourth frame for the Greys with an 8 to 4 cushion and went the rest of the way with ease. Finnson’s sore heaving wing had no effect upon his batting eye as he clipped the orb for four hits, including a two-run round-tripper. 

Bird (L) and E. Graham
Finnson, Robinson (W) (4) and Cochlan

(June 18)  Homestanding Hartney moved into first place in the Southwestern Baseball League by taking the renowned Wawanesa nine into camp to the tune of 6 to 0 in a game that was limited to 6-1/2 innings because of darkness.  Winning flinger Herb Bird pitched practically faultless ball, striking out 13 of the 23 batters who faced him. Only in the third inning were the visitors dangerous when losing heaver Cliff Cory was thrown out at the plate on a perfect throw from left fielder R. Graham. Bird drove in the only run he would need with a fourth-frame double that plated first baseman E. Underhill. 
Cliff Cory (L) and Rogers
Bird (W) and E. Graham

(June 21)  Hartney was blanked 4 to 0 by Wawanesa.

(June 24)  Wawanesa pushed hosting Brandon into the cellar of the Southwestern Baseball League by doubling the Greys 8 to 4. Cliff Cory fanned 11 in copping the mound verdict with an eight-hitter. Southpaw starter “Happy” Cornell, kayoed from the knoll in the eighth episode when the visitors seized control of the game with a trey, was nicked with the setback. Middle pasture patroller Peters led the winners offensively with a triple, double and single. Cliff Robinson banged out a two-run homer and a single for the Greys.

Cliff Cory (W) and Rogers
Cornell (L), Finnson (8) and Cochlan

(July 22)  After a lapse of a number of weeks, Southwestern League baseball finally reappeared, albeit in an abbreviated five-inning game that was halted by darkness. The homestanding Brandon Greys dumped Wawanesa 7 to 4 to move to within one game of their foes in the quest for the league pennant. Unfavorable weather conditions prevented the game from starting on time. Art Finnson, with a five-hitter, out dueled Clint Cory to gain the mound decision. Herb Stuart and Harry Carver of the Greys, each with a triple and single, were the leading swatsmiths in the affair. 

Cliff Cory (L) and  Rogers
Finnson (W) and Stenshoel

(July 24) In more exhibition action, Wapella (population about 400), in winding up a hugely successful season, took on the powerful Brandon (population about 15,000) Greys in a double-header Thursday and walked way with victories in both games, 6-1 and 3-0.

Lefty Armstrong fired a one-hitter for the shutout in the second game after Meredith had held the Greys to just three hits in the opener. Cliff Corey yielded just four hits in taking the loss.

Meredith (W) and P.McNeally
Robinson and Stenshoel

Armstrong (W) and P.McNeally
Cory (L) and Stenshoel

(July 26)  In the return march, Wapella and the Greys spill a twin-bill at Brandon. The Greys managed a 3-2 win in the first game but Lefty Armstrong twirled another one-hit shutout and the visitors took the second game 8-0. Armstrong fanned nine and walked one.

Meredith (L) and Morrison
Crawford (W) and Carver

Armstrong (W) and Morrison
Carver (L), Robinson (4) and Robinson, Carver

(August 12)  Behind Harold Nelson's five-hitter, Carberry upset the Brandon Greys 4-1 in an exhibition match at the Athletic grounds Tuesday. Six Brandon errors paved the way for the Carberry victory.  Greys' hurler Horace Bigelow deserved a better fate as he allowed just one earned run and six hits. With a pair of runs in the first inning, Carberry collected all they would need. With two out, Kennedy reached on an error and scored on a double by Red Atkins who, in turn, came home on an error. Atkins scored again in the third when he was hit by a pitch, stole second and romped home on Caithness' hit to left field. In the seventh, Keith Hopper led off with his third hit of the day, advanced to third and scored when catcher Harvey "Honey" Cochlan let a third strike get by. The Greys' lone run came in the first frame. Herb Stuart got a free pass, went to second on Harry Carver's hit and scored when Stenshoel singled.

H.Nelson (W) and C.Nelson
Bigelow (L) and Cochlan

(August 19)  In a rematch with Carberry, the Brandon Greys got a four-hit shutout from Art Finnson in a 4-0 triumph over Carberry. Finnson fanned nine and had no free passes. Greys reached Harold Nelson for ten hits.  Catcher Harvey "Honey" Cochlan led the winners with three hits and a pair of runs. Cliff Robinson and Harry Carver each had a pair of safeties. 

H.Nelson (L) and Atkins
Finnson (W) and Cochlan



High Bluff
Portage la Prairie


Oak Lake
Shoal Lake



(July 10) George Hoff tossed a no-hitter as Moosomin blanked Rocanville 7-0 in an Eastern Kirkella and Main Line League contest at Moosomin. The win keeps Moosomin with a chance to tie the strong McAuley nine which has one game to play.


Oak Lake




Ochre River


Dauphin C.N.R.
Dauphin Elks
Ochre River-Ste. Rose :


Elm Creek


Columbus Club
Elmwood Cubs
St. James Crescents

(August 5)  By defeating the St. James Crescents 10 to 1 in second-series action, the Capitols locked up the pennant in both halves of the schedule to capture the overall championship of the junior circuit. Winning pitcher Bennett rand up a dozen strikeouts and had ample offensive support from teammate Ferguson who poled out two home runs.                                         




(August 26)  The Maroons, first-half winners, dumped the second-half champion Bearcats 9 to 2 to capture the best-of-three league Brandon junior finals in two straight games. The Maroons took the first game 2 – 0 just 24 hours previous and will now move on to face the Winnipeg Capitols for the provincial junior title.

Carr (W), Trafford (4) and Cowan
Johnson (L), Buchanan (5) and Crane


Rapid City

INTERMEDIATE FINALS   Sperling vs Winnipeg Columbus Club  (best-of-three series)

(August 29)  With the aid of eight errors committed by the loose-playing Winnipeg club, Sperling trounced the Columbus Club 8 to 1 in a seven-inning, darkness-abbreviated opening game of their M.A.B.A. intermediate final series. Winning pitcher Davison struck out 14 batters and gave up just four hits plus five free passes. Shortpatcher “Buck” Hay sparked the visiting Sperling nine to a six-run opening inning by launching a three-run round-tripper. Loser Odie Lowe yielded six safeties and fanned four.

Davison (W) and Moir
Lowe (L) and Kokran

(September 1)  Scoring six runs in the second stanza and adding another in the third, Winnipeg’s Columbus Club intermediates evened their series for the provincial title by edging homestanding Sperling 7 to 6. The Clubbers were late in arriving which prevented the game from going more than five rounds. Wildness by losing heaver Davison, coupled with a home run by the Cee Cees’ Marty Kokran and a timely single by Bill Pridham, shaped the early outburst by the Winnipeggers. The hosts rallied for a trey in their final turn at bat against winning slabster Odie Lowe but fell one run short.  

Lowe (W) and Kokran
Davison (L) and Moir

(September 4)  A youthful band of Columbus Club baseballers from Winnipeg won the Manitoba intermediate baseball championship when the nosed out the tough Sperling aggregation 4 to 3 in a hard-fought final game. The Columbians won by virtue of superior defensive play and their ability to bunch hits to advantage. Odie Lowe, the mainstay of the Clubbers’ pitching corps, was in great form and held the ruralites to four hits while not giving up a single walk. Davison, the star hurler of the Sperling nine, fired a six-hitter but was given only mediocre support afield. “Buck” Hay of the vanquished nine was the leading batter in the game with a two-run homer and a single.

Davison (L) and Moir
Lowe (W) and Kokran

JUNIOR SEMI-FINALS  sudden-death 

(August 21)  The Winnipeg Capitols defeated hosting Portage la Prairie 5 to 3 in the M.A.B.A. junior semi-finals and qualified to meet Brandon in the provincial finals. The feature of the game was the hurling of the Caps’ star right-handed chucker Foster “Smokey” Harris who stuck out no less than 21 Portage batters. The Winnipegers scored a deuce in the sixth inning to break a 3 – 3 tie and pull off the victory.

FINALS  Brandon Maroons vs Winnipeg Capitols  (best-of-three series)

(August 30)  The hosting Brandon Maroons captured the junior baseball championship of Manitoba by sweeping a double-bill from the Winnipeg Capitols. The scores were 11 to 8 and 5 to 2. The hard-hitting Maroons made things miserable for Capitols’ ace slab artist, “Smokey” Harris, tagging him with the setback in the opener while coming from behind to grab the finale when Harris, coming on as a ninth-session reliever, nervously uncorked two wild pitches with inherited runners aboard, allowing the winning and insurance tallies to cross the dish.

In the lid-lifter, Harris had 13 strikeouts but was given sloppy support and was kayoed from the bump in the eighth episode. Winning heaver Reg Trafford went the route and escaped a last-inning, four-run meltdown by finishing with a nine-hitter. Brandon’s Jack McIntosh was the top willow-wielder with a home run and two singles. Teammate Charlie Fraser was close behind with a triple and a brace of one-baggers. Trafford also launched a  four-ply clout for the winners. Best with the baton for the Capitols was right fielder Molloy who went deep with a circuit-jack in addition to stroking a single.

Harris (L), Bennett (8) and Mulligan
Trafford (W) and S. Cowan

The Caps blew a 3 to 1 sixth-stanza lead in the nightcap as the Wheat City nine tied the game with single counters in each of the seventh and eighth chapters, setting the stage for Harris’ unsuccessful ascension to the clay heap in the ninth. The Winnipeggers had a 10 to 7 edge in base hits as outfielder Kelly led the way with four single. Fellow Winnipeg flychaser Molloy belted a four-bagger, his second round-tripper of the twin-bill.

Carr (W) and S. Cowan
Foster (L), Harris (9) and Mulligan