1924 Saskatchewan Game Reports     


Columbus Club

(May 14)  Timely singles by Andy Aitkenhead and Roy Forsythe in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning ushered the C.N.R. to an 11 to 10 conquest of the Knights of Columbus in the opening game of the City League. After trailing the Caseys through seven long innings, the Railroaders drew even in the eighth episode at 9 – 9 only to fall behind once more in the opening-half of the ninth when Tom Montgomery scored on losing pitcher Alf Bennett’s long sacrifice fly. The Nationals then went to work when Mel Kerr coaxed a one-out walk out of Bennett, Forsythe followed with an RBI-triple to square matters once more and Aitkenhead drilled a clean single to plate  Forsythe with the deciding tally. Winning tosser Guy Poole was tagged for nine hits while walking four and fanning five. Bennett came on in relief of Kay Cee starter Frank Lyle after two had been retired in the sixth. Aitkenhead had an earlier brace of one-baggers in addition to his game-winning hit while teammate Kerr slugged a home run and singled twice as part of the Nats’ 12-hit offense.

Lyle, Bennett (L) (6) and Hamilton
Pool (W) and Brown

(May 16)  Nattily clad in their purple and white uniforms, the Elks rode the clever pitching of Jerry Cummings to a deserving 4 to 1 decision over the Knights of Columbus at Elk’s Park. Cummings rationed the Columbians to three hits and one walk while ringing up ten strikeouts. Timely hitting by his mates produced a trey in the fifth round that broke a 1 – 1 deadlock which had existed since the opening canto. A two-run single by Webb Bird was the most impactful blow in that outburst. Joe Johnson and “Bunny” Clouston each had two of the nine safeties garnered by the Antlered Tribe off complete-game loser Alf Bennett.  

Cummings (W) and Gilmour
Bennett (L) and Hamilton

(May 19)  With Jerry Cummings fanning eight and effectively scattering seven hits, the Elks chalked up their second win in as many starts by dumping the C.N.R. 7 to 1. The tilt, played before a shivering crowd, was fraught with frequent bobbles consistent with the cold weather. After the third inning when the Purple Stockings went hunting and bagged a brace of runs, the Railroaders weren’t in the picture, fading like a block of ice in the sweltering sun. Losing twirler, Lawson Atcheson, nicked for nine safeties, tried to stave off defeat but the Wapiti bunched their bingles and his mates didn’t offer much help in stopping the run rampage. Lorne Campbell of the Antlered Brethren, with a double and single, topped the winners’ balanced offensive attack.

Atcheson (L) and Brown
Cummings (W) and Gilmour

(May 21)  With the score deadlocked in the last half of the final frame, a heave by C.N.R. shortstop Roy Watkins to the plate in an attempt to catch baserunner Frank Lyle went high over the mitt of catcher Joe Brown, allowing Lyle to plate the winning run in a 4 to 3 triumph for the Knights of Columbus. It had been a nip-and-tuck affair all through and looked as if extra innings would be necessary. Winning tosser Lyle and Merrill Falby of the Trackmen had been locked in a 3 – 3 stalemate since the end of three rounds but Watkin’s fourth error of the game on 14 chances that came his way, decided the issue. The Columbians had a 9 to 7 edge in base knocks although Mel Kerr of the Nationals, with a triple and single, emerged as the game’s leading hitter.

Falby (L) and Brown
Lyle (W) and Hamilton

(May 23)  The C.N.R. baseballers roughed up pitcher Webb Bird for 15 base blows in taking an 8 to 2 verdict from the Elks. Merrill Falby limited the Brother Bills to four safeties, two singles each by Bird and “Bunny” Clouston, in registering the complete-game mound victory. Roy Watkins led the Railroaders at the dish with a triple, double and single while teammate Roy Forsythe followed with three singles. 

Bird (L) and Gilmour
Falby (W) and Brown

(May 26)  Connecting with Frank Lyle’s slants when hits were most needed, the C.N.R. was able to push past the Columbus Club  to 6 to 5. The Railroaders played erratic behind winning heaver Lawson Atcheson and were fortunate to come out of the clash with a win. Three counters in the opening stanza and another trey in the fourth smoothed the path for the Trackmen although the Caseys broke loose for a dangerous rally in the sixth that was only halted in the nick of time. Atcheson, raked for eight safeties as was Lyle, was given wretched support by his mates who committed seven miscues. However, most of the errors were committed at times when they did the least damage. Ray Watkins tripled and singled for the Nationals while teammate Mel Kerr delivered a double and single.

Lyle (L) and Hamilton
Atcheson (W) and Brown

(May 28)  A three-run outburst in the seventh stanza lifted the Knights of Columbus to a come-from-behind 4 to 2 conquest of the Elks. Winning pitcher Alf Bennett was the hoodoo that proved the undoing of the Antlered Tribe. The smooth-working youngster got the best of veteran Jerry Cummings in the mound portion of the tilt and, offensively, delivered a timely two-run single in the pivotal seventh that gave his team the lead and ultimate victory. Bennett yielded five safeties, walked one and struck out seven while Cummings gave up six hits, didn’t walk a batter and fanned nine. Both heavers hit one batter. Neither team had a multi-hit player in the contest.

Cummings (L) and Hunter
Bennett (W) and Hamilton

(May 30)  The C.N.R. moved a full game in front of the Columbus Club in the first-half standings by handing the Elks their fourth straight setback, a 12 to 6 drubbing in a colorless City League affair. The Railroaders gave winning heaver Merrill Falby excellent defensive support while lighting up three tossers from the Brother Bills for 13 base knocks. The Elks picked up eight safeties with “Bunny” Clouston delivering three of them, one of which was a three-bagger. Joe Johnson dialed long distance with a home run for the Horned Herd and also added a triple. Leading the hit parade for the Trackmen was Andy Aitkenhead who clubbed a triple and a double.

Falby (W) and Brown
Robinson (L), Bird (3), Hilldrup (8) and Alexander

STANDINGS                W       L       Pct.
C.N.R.                   4       2      .667
Knights Of Columbus      3       3      .500
Elks                     2       4      .333

(June 2)  An 8 to 1 smothering of the C.N.R. vaulted the Knights of Columbus into a share of the top position in the first-half standings with their victims. Unable to connect with the benders served up by winning tosser Alf Bennett, the Railroaders fell behind early and were never able to become a serious threat. Losing heaver Merrill Falby faded from the picture in the fourth frame after the Knights had taken a sizeable lead.  Lawson Atcheson did a good job in finishing up over the final 4-1/3 chapters. Flycatcher Dave Guthrie of the Columbians, with a triple and single, emerged as the game’s top batter.

Falby (L), Atcheson (4) and Brown
Bennett (W) and Hamilton

(June 4)  The Knights of Columbus took over sole position of first place in the City League by stinging the Elks with their fifth consecutive setback, a 5 to 2 defeat. Although constantly putting himself in peril by issuing nine bases-on-balls, winning heaver Frank Lyle was tough when he had to be and limited the Antlered Herd to just three hits while ringing up nine strikeouts. The victors did all their scoring off Elks’ starter Hank Hilldrup who left the clay heap for the outer pasture after three innings. Abe Schraeder with two singles and a pair of stolen bases was the offensive sparkplug for the Kay Cees. 

Lyle (W) and Hamilton
Hilldrup (L), Cummings (4) and Gilmour

(June 6)  The Elks shook of the jinx that has been plaguing them for the past couple of week and chalked up a 6 to 0 whitewash victory over the C.N.R. The combined efforts of batterymates Jerry Cummings and backstop Gilmour were the prime factor in the win. Winning heaver Cummings stymied the Railroaders on four hits while catcher Gilmour wielded a mighty bludgeon, driving in five of the six runs attained by the Antlered Herd with a home run and three singles, and himself scoring the sixth on a sacrifice fly. Shortstop Joe Johnson added a triple and single as part of the ten-hit attack by the Purple Hose against Lawson Atcheson.

Cummings (W) and Gilmour
Atcheson (L) and Brown

(June 11)  The cellar-dwelling Elks won their second in succession, trimming the pace-setting Knights of Columbus 3 to 1. The Brother Bills, with Jerry Cummings tossing a six-hitter and fanning seven, ate up the sweeping out-curve offerings of losing twirler Frank Lyle for ten base raps. Knotted at 1 – 1 with the Knights, the Wapiti applied the finishing touches in the fifth with a brace of counters. “Bunny Clouston, with a pair of triples and a one-bagger, was the leading willow-wielder for the Antlered Brethren. Hank Hilldrup followed with a double and two singles. Tom Montgomery stroked three singles for the Columbians.    

Cummings (W) and Gilmour
Lyle (L) and Hamilton

(June 16)  Setting a furious pace down the home stretch in their struggle for the pole position in the City League derby, the Knights of Columbus baseballers mauled the C.N.R. nine 15 to 7. The Clubbers scored in every inning except the first two but really poured it on with treys in the sixth and eighth episodes, sandwiched around a four-spot in the seventh spasm when they drove losing chucker Lawson Atcheson from the mound. The Knights finished the evening with an 18-hit production. Four of those base knocks, including a double, were walloped by second baseman Con Bissett. Playing-manager Frank Hamilton contributed a triple and two singles while Frank Lyle delivered a three-bagger and a double. The Railroaders added their share to the contest’s lusty hitting by connecting with the offerings of winning tosser Alf Bennett for ten bingles with one of those blows being a blustering home run by Roy Forsythe. Middle pasture guardian Mel Kerr kicked in with a trio of one-base hits.

Atcheson (L), Falby (7) and Brown
Bennett (W) and Hamilton

STANDINGS               W       L       Pct.
Knights Of Columbus     6       4      .600
C.N.R.                  5       5      .500
Elks                    4       6      .400

(June 18)  Through an affray that was mercifully terminated by the arbiter after seven long, painful innings, the lost-appearing band of Elks provided little opposition to the Knights of Columbus and were soundly thrashed 16 to 2. Frank Lyle pitched an outstanding game for the Caseys in the slaughter, coming within an ace of chalking up the first no-hit tussle of the campaign. “Bunny” Clouston’s one-base grounder between first and second was the only semblance of a safe hit that broke from an Elks’ bat. Hank Hilldrup of the Antlered Tribe, who professes to be an outfielder and not a pitcher, toed the rubber for the first five frames but was ransacked for a dozen runs on 13 hits and three free passes before getting the hook. The Knights, however, continued their bombardment against Leo Sheedy, his replacement, pouncing upon the reliever for a half-dozen safe clouts and four runs in the final two chapters. Infielder Joe McCulloch of the Columbians celebrated the scalping party with four hits, all singles, while teammates Con Bissett and Maitland Conn collected three apiece with two of Bissett’s triad of bingles falling in for doubles. Lyle added to the rout by smashing a three-run homer and a single.  

Lyle (W) and Hamilton
Hilldrup (L), Sheedy (6)  and Gilmour

(June 20)  The portside offerings of “Lefty” Fairbairn were enough to champion the C.N.R. diamond troopers to a 7 to 4 decision over the last-place Elks. Combed for ten safeties, Fairbairn still managed to out-pitch loser Jerry Cummings who yielded 14 safeties. Fairbairn whiffed eleven while Cummings breezed four. A four-run output by the Railroaders in the fourth frame broke a 3 – 3 deadlock and put them on the road to victory. The Nationals’ Mel Kerr swatted two doubles and a single to pace the winners at the dish. Elk teammates Webb Bird and catcher Gilmour both slammed a triple and one-bagger.

Cummings (L) and Gilmour
Fairbairn (W) and Brown

(June 23)  The C.N.R. baseballers moved into a first-place tie with the Knights of Columbus by outlasting their foes 5 to 4 in a hectic, 13-inning City League battle. Through 12 long stanzas the two clubs raced neck and neck. In the top-of-the-fourth session of overtime, it appeared that the Kay Cees were about to snatch the coveted triumph when they snuck an unearned tally across the pan following a pair of miscues by the Trackmen. However, the spoils of victory actually occurred during the last portion of that bonus round. Mel Kerr knotted the count at 4 – 4 by leading off with a triple and, almost in the same breath, scampering home when catcher Hugh Goggins grabbed the relay from the outfield and fired the horsehide high over Joe McCulloch’s head trying to nip the Nats’ runner at third. Ray Watkins followed with another three-bagger and then plated the walkoff winner on Roy Forsythe’s soft liner into the left garden. The Railroaders accumulated 13 safe swats off losing twirler Alf Bennett as Kerr led the pack with a double and a single in addition to his crucial three-base blow. Merrill Falby persevered for the hillock conquest despite being nicked for a dozen base raps of which every batter in the Knights’ lineup, except one, savored success at least once.     

Bennett (L) and Hamilton, Goggins (6)
Falby (W) and Brown

(June 25)  The idle C.N.R. aggregation took over top spot in the first-half standings when the good ship B.P.O.E., with veteran helmsman Jerry Cummings at the wheel, ploughed through the rough waters of the City Baseball League to a 7 to 2 victory over the Knights of Columbus. The Elks, looking nothing like cellar-dwellers, held the Caseys in check throughout the contest except for the opening canto when the Columbians plated both of their markers on an R.B.I. double by Abe Schrader and Con Bissett’s sacrifice fly. Cummings mesmerized the Knights into a state of batting paralysis, setting them down on five measly hits. The Antlered Tribe took control of the game in the second stanza when they beat a healthy tattoo of hits off losing chucker Frank Lyle while skyrocketing the basepaths for a half-dozen tallies. Hank Hilldrup and “Bunny” Clouston both stroked a triple and single in pacing the Brother Bills’ ten-hit batting attack.

Cummings (W) and Gilmour
Lyle (L) and Goggins

(June 27)  Lawson Atcheson pitched the C.N.R. pastimers to a decisive 5 to 1 victory over the Elks in City League action. The win for the Horned Herd puts them a full-game in front of the Knights of Columbus in their struggle for the first-half pennant. Atcheson held the Purple Hose scoreless until the ninth episode and finished with a five-hitter. The joust was void of scoring until the sixth spasm when the Railroaders ran across four tallies on the strength of a two-RBI triple by Roy Forsythe and a Joe Brown’s two-run homer. Forsythe had a single to go along with his three-bagger to lead the Nationals’ nine-hit offense against losing twirler Jerry Cummings.

Atcheson (W) and Brown
Cummings (L) and Gilmour

(June 28)  The Knights of Columbus harvested both ends of a doubleheader with the C.N.R. and, by doing so, annexed the pennant for the first-half of City League play. In the matinee event, the Caseys chalked up a 6 to 4 verdict to move into a tie for top spot and then, in the crucial evening contest, humbled the Trackmen 9 to 3.
The Knights, with an 8 to 6 margin in base raps, copped the afternoon tilt by successfully bunching their hits off losing chucker Merrill Falby while winning heaver Alf Bennett was less prone to give up bingles with runners aboard. Tommy Montgomery’s hitting was the bright spot for the Cee Cees in the victory. The young southpaw outfielder garnered three hits, one of which was a double. Roy Watkins powered the losing Nationals with a double and a triple, both swats driving in a run. 

Bennett (W) and Goggins
Falby (L) and Brown

Surprise starting pitcher “Lefty” Fairbairn, sent to the knoll by the Nats in the late encounter, didn’t last long on the hill and was sent packing after giving up eight juicy runs in just 2- 1/3 innings. Lawson Atcheson took over and held the Columbians to one tally on five safeties over the remainder of the fray but the early deficit was just too much for his mates to overcome. Frank Lyle, nicked for eight base hits, cruised to the mound victory. Jack Faibish, Norm Aiken, Tommy Fair and Montgomery all singled twice for the winners while Atcheson followed suit for the losers. 

Lyle (W) and Goggins
Fairbairn (L), Atcheson (3) and Brown

STANDINGS                W       L       Pct.
Knights Of Columbus      9       6      .600
C.N.R.                   8       7      .533
Elks                     5       9      .357


(June 30)  Starting off the second-half of the City League schedule with the momentum gained from their successful ending of the opening half, the Knights of Columbus celebrated the occasion by chalking up a 4 to 2 victory over the snake-bitten C.N.R. nine at Elks Park. All the scoring was done in the first three frames of play as the pitchers had the upper hand in the middle and latter stages of the game. Southpaw Tommy Montgomery , in a rare mound appearance, heaved a four-hitter for the winners while Ted Postlewaite, making his debut in City League competition after pitching for the Wesleys in the Rotary senior loop, held the hard-hitting Caseys to six bingles, three of which were collected by Tommy Fair. Montgomery laced a two-run single in the third round which broke a 2 – 2 tie and decided the final outcome. Ray Watkins, with two singles, had half the offensive output for the losing Railroaders.

Postlewaite (L) and Brown
Montgomery (W) and Robinson, Goggins

(July 2)  The C.N.R. administered a sound 13 to 4 drubbing to the Elks in a City League slugfest that was also replete with errors. Lawson Atcheson, clipped for ten safeties, hurled an efficient game for the Railroaders keeping the bingles garnered by the Brother Bills well distributed for the most part. The Nationals hammered losing flinger Ross Robinson and his successor, Fraser, for 15 safe swats. A six-run fifth frame by the Trackmen broke the back of the Wapiti and left no doubt as to the final verdict. Merrill Falby and Andy Aitkenhead piloted the  Nats’ hitting machine, each accumulating three base blows with Falby registering a pair of triples in his sum of swats and Aitkenhead a double. Catcher Joe Brown delivered a four-bagger, his second of the campaign, plus a single. Robinson connected for a triple and a pair of one-base hits in leading the offense for the Antlered Herd. 

R. Robinson (L), Fraser (5) and Gilmour, Hunter
Atcheson (W) and Brown

(July 4)  The C.N.R. band of balltossers vindicated themselves as a power in the City League by taking a 4 to 3 decision from the Knights of Columbus in a nip-and-tuck diamond bout at Elks Park. Revenge was especially sweet for the Railway Clan which had been outpointed in their last three meetings with the Caseys. Winning heaver Merrill Falby was in his element and, for the first six spasms, had the Columbians putting nothing but goose eggs up on the scoreboard. Alf Bennett, sent to the knoll to twirl for the Knights, had serious control issues and could scarcely find the plate, walking nine batters. Andy Aitkenhead singled twice as part of the Railroaders’ seven-hit offense. Con Bissett stoked a double and single for the losers.

Falby (W) and Brown
Bennett (L) and Goggins

(July 7)  Dropping on the C.N.R. for ten juicy runs in the eighth episode, the Elks galloped, scampered and battled their way to a 13 to 5 victory over the Railroaders. After being held scoreless for six innings, the Antlered nine burst forth with a trey in the seventh and, as Nats’ starting heaver Lawson Atcheson weakened even further, exploded for their runaway-game outburst the following canto. Merrill Falby, rushed to the knoll to take up the cause for Atcheson, was battered just as mercifully as his predecessor. In spite of the lopsided score, the Trackmen actually outswatted the Wapiti, claiming 14 base raps off complete-game winner Jerry Cummings while the Horned Herd picked up 13 bingles. “Bunny” Clouston drilled four singles for the winners while Cummings helped his own cause immensely with a grand-slam homer, a triple and a single. Hobb Wilson smashed a three-bagger and two singles for the Nationals while teammate Mel Kerr cranked out a double and a pair of one-baggers.  

Atcheson (L), Falby (8) and Brown
Cummings (W) and Gilmour

(July 9)  Knights of Columbus first baseman Con Bissett blasted two home runs, a double and a single, accounting for five runs, in piloting his team to a 7 to 4 win over the Elks. Winning tosser Frank Lyle, nicked for three runs in the second stanza, settled down after getting off on the wrong foot and sat the Antlered outfit into a corner while Bissett did the rest. Lyle finished with a five-hitter and seven strikeouts while losing chucker Jerry Cummings gave up nine safeties and fanned four. Ross Robinson was best with the baton for the Purple Hose, smacking a double and a single.

Cummings (L) and Gilmour
Lyle (W) and Goggins

(July 11)  The Canadian National band of diamond troopers advanced by a half-game to the head of the City League’s second-half standings after staging a ninth-inning rally that resulted in a 6 to 5 victory over the Knights of Columbus. The Railroaders blew a 5 to 3 lead in the top-of-the- final canto after winning heaver Merrill Falby, who had been as steady as a rock after the initial round, gave up a two-out, two-run single to mound opponent Alf Bennett which knotted the count at 5 – 5. However, catcher Joe Brown’s clutch RBI-single in the bottom-half of the session restored the Nats’ lead and gave them the walkoff triumph. Brown had an earlier double and single to claim the laurels as the top hitter in the clash.
Bennett (L) and Goggins
Falby (W) and Brown

(July 14)  Following an Elks 12 to 7 conquest of the C.N.R. in a heavy-hitting scuffle at Elks Park, all three teams in the City League can lay a claim to first place in the second-half standings. The final verdict was more or less decided in the third round when the Antlered Herd greeted Nationals’ starting pitcher Guy Poole with a salvo of bingles that resulted in seven runs. “Lefty” Fairbairn, brought in from left field to complete the mound assignment, allowed two more runs before the final out was made. Jerry Cummings, who received credit for the knoll triumph, was yanked in the eighth episode after yielding ten of the 12 hits garnered by the losing nine. While the Brother Bills got a flock of hits, 18 in all, the extra-base swatsmiths in the melee were confined to the lineup of the Trackmen. Mel Kerr doubled on three occasions while Hobb Wilson delivered a brace of two-baggers plus a single. Ross Robinson, Webb Bird, “Bunny” Clouston and Cummings each stroked a triad of singles for the victors.   

Cummings (W), Thomas (8) and Gilmour
Pool (L), Fairbairn (3) and Brown

(July 16)  A two-run homer by Webb Bird in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning propelled the Elks to an 8 to 6 walkoff victory over the Knights of Columbus, a win which ushered the Wapiti into the leadership position in the City Baseball League. Bird’s dramatic clout was the third of the contest. Winning pitcher Jerry Cummings had started the Purple and White off on the right foot by launching a grand-slam circuit-jack in the very first inning. Joe McCulloch of the Knights got one back with a leadoff solo round-tripper in the third. After trading the lead a couple of times, the combatants were deadlocked 6 – 6 after six rounds of play and goose eggs adorned the scoreboard until Bird’s game-winning blast. The Antlered Bret hen had a balanced 12-hit offensive output against losing heaver Alf Bennett with every player, except one, hitting safely at least once. Bird had a one-bagger to go along with his homer. Abe Schrader had three of the ten safeties garnered by the Columbians, pasting the pill for a triple and two singles. Teammate Maitland Conn bagged a three-bagger and double.    

Bennett (L) and Goggins
Cummings (W) and Gilmour

STANDINGS                W       L       Pct.
Elks                     3       2      .600
C.N.R.                   3       3      .500
Knights of Columbus      2       3      .400

(July 18)  Before a bumper crowd at Elks Park, Hugh Goggins slammed a tricky infield hit through the legs of shortstop Ray Watkins to break up a nerve-wrecking tilt that allowed the Knights of Columbus to come out on the long end of a 4 to 3 decision in their extra-inning clash with the C.N.R. baseballers. Goggins’ opportune bingle drove in Maitland Conn with the deciding counter after Conn had reached first on an error and advanced to third on a single by Joe McCulloch. The Caseys outhit their Railway opponents seven to four yet it was errors that caused the downfall of losing pitcher Lawson Atcheson as only one of the four tallies chalked up against him was earned. Winning flinger Frank Lyle had ten strikeouts and gave up just two walks in a fine performance. Conn of the victors and the Nationals’ Roy Forsythe, each with a double and single, led their respective nines offensively. 
Atcheson (L) and Brown
Lyle (W) and Goggins

(July 19)  Displaying a sledge hammer punch that has characterized their play of late, the Elks increased their lead in the City League second-half standings to a game-and-a-half by trimming the Knights of Columbus 14 to 6 in a listless contest. The Caseys weren’t in it after the third inning when the Purple Stockings hung up six runs to take a commanding lead. They touched winning tosser Jerry Cummings for 11 hits but the blows fell in splashes and did little harm. Their one big inning was the fifth when they collected four hits and three runs. The Elks combed three heavers from the Knights for 13 safeties with the brunt of the damage, nine runs and nine hits, coming against starter and loser Alf Bennett. Webb Bird contributed three singles to the winners’ offense while Bruce McKenzie clouted a two-run homer. The bulk of the extra-base power was generated by the Catholics with Abe Schrader cranking out a brace of triples and Hugh Goggins a pair of two-baggers. Maitland Conn was the most consistent hitter for the Columbians, slashing a trio of one base raps.

Bennett (L), Montgomery (5), Lyle (8) and Goggins
Cummings (W) and Gilmour

(July 21)  Catching one of Merrill Falby’s fast shoots dead on the nose, catcher Archie Gilmour expressed the horsehide into orbit for a solo four-bagger in the bottom-of-the-eighth episode to pilot the Elks to a 5 to 4 triumph over the C.N.R. diamondeers. It was the fourth straight win for the Wapiti and gives them a two-game cushion atop the standings. Both clubs stung the spheroid for nine base knocks in the closely-contested affair. Joe Thomas, young southpaw graduate from the Elites of the intermediate circuit, made his debut as a starter in senior company for the Brother Bills. Wild at times and appearing a bit nervous, Thomas nevertheless stood up like a seasoned warrior in a mound duel against the veteran Falby and came out on top. Mel Kerr nicked him for a bases-empty circuit-jack in the fifth frame, one of two extra-base knocks that he surrendered. Shortpatcher Joe Johnson stroked three singles for the victors while Thomas chipped in with a pair.    

Falby (L) and Brown
Thomas (W) and Gilmour

(July 23)  The pace-setting Elks picked off their fifth straight win by turning back the hard-hitting Knights of Columbus 5 to 2. A three-run outburst by the Horned Herd in the third inning, sparked by Webb Bird’s home run with two mates aboard, was the game-changing point in the game. Jerry Cummings sealed the laurels for the Brother Bills by holding the first-half pennant winners to five scattered hits. Losing chucker Frank Lyle, nicked for six safeties, fanned a dozen and pitched well except for temporary let-ups in the third and ninth panels. Bird slashed a single in addition to his four-bagger while Maitland Conn, behind the plate for the first time this season, drilled a pair of singles for the Columbians.

Cummings (W) and Gilmour
Lyle (L) and Conn

(July 25)  A two-run rally in the eighth inning broke a 2 – 2 deadlock and propelled the C.N.R. nine past the Knights of Columbus 4 to 2. It was a sparkling display by both teams with some classy twirling, flashy fielding plays and plenty of hustle. For seven innings the rival units wrestled and jostled for the lead but, in the eighth, losing chucker Alf Bennett weakened, issuing a run-scoring single to Roy Watkins who then came around to score on a theft of the keystone sack plus two wild pitches by Bennett. Viv Little doubled and singled for the winners while Watkins drilled an earlier one-bagger to go along with his game-deciding bingle. Norm Aiken punched out three safeties for the Caseys, one of which was a two-bagger. 

Bennett (L) and Conn
Atcheson (W) and Brown

(July 28)  Darkness closed off the City League fracas in which the Elks scored an eight-inning 9 to 3 win over the C.N.R. to increase their margin at the top of the heap to 3-1/2 games. It was the sixth win in a row for the Antlered Tribe and one wherein winning twirler Joe Thomas could have had a shutout decision had he not eased up in the sixth stanza and allowed all three tallies by the Railroaders on three hits and a bad overthrow to third base on a force play. Outside of that frame, Thomas pitched the Trackmen into submission while his mates were gathering sufficient bingles to put away the Nationals with ease. Starting off with a deuce in the opening canto, the Purple and White led all the way against losing heaver Merrill Falby, soaking him for 11 well-distributed hits including a double and single from both Archie Gilmour and Ross Robinson. Viv Little singled twice for the Nats.

Thomas (W) and Gilmour
Falby (L) and Brown, Aitkenhead (7)

(July 30)  The Elks continued their triumphant march down the second-half diamond path by jostling the Knights of Columbus aside with a three-run, eighth-inning rally and chalking up a 4 to 1 win. It was the seventh straight victory for the Purple Stockings and the sixth pitching conquest for winning heaver Jerry Cummings. With the score tied 1 – 1 in the last-half of the eighth episode, Joe Johnson ripped a three-bagger into the right garden to plate Ross Robinson with the lead run. Not satisfied with pitching the Caseys to a standstill with a superb four-hit mound effort, Cummings injected a sizzling liner for a triple later in the chapter to drive in a pair of insurance tallies. Losing drop-curve slabster Larry Glickman, nicked for nine safeties, hurled well in his debut with the Columbians but just didn’t get enough offensive support from his teammates. Cummings, who swished 11 of the Knights, smashed a second-stanza solo round-tripper in addition to his eighth-inning triple.
Glickman (L) and Goggins
Cummings (W) and Gilmour

(August 1)  First-half champion Knights of Columbus dropped their fifth game in a row when they were blanked 3 to 0 by the C.N.R. squad. Each outfit collected five hits during the eight innings played with only one earned run resulting as the Caseys booted five chances back of losing twirler Frank Lyle while the Railroaders messed up three behind the pitching of winner Lawson Atcheson. Hobb Wilson, with a run-scoring triple and a single, was the game’s leading batter.

Atcheson (W) and Aitkenhead
Lyle (L) and Goggins

STANDINGS                W       L       Pct.
Elks                     8       2      .800
C.N.R.                   5       6      .455                         
Knights of Columbus      3       8      .273 

(August 4)  With Merrill Falby pitching them into submission, the Elks saw their extended victory streak come to a halt when they were stopped 4 to 2 by the C.N.R. aggregation. Falby was superb on the knoll for the Trackmen, holding the front-runners to five hits, three of which were weak infield rollers. After yielding a pair of tallies in the opening session, Falby slammed the door on the Purple Stockings the rest of the way. He went on to drill a two-RBI single in the third spasm that helped put the Nats in front 3 – 2. A single counter in the fourth-frame added to the lead and finished the scoring. The Railroaders secured ten safeties off losing heaver Joe Thomas as Falby led the way with the willow, stroking a double along with his two-run single.  

Falby (W) and Aitkenhead
Thomas (L) and Gilmour

(August 6)  The Elks will be the opponents of the Knights of Columbus in the City Baseball League finals. That matter was settled when the Brother Bills clinched the second-half pennant by taking a 9 to 5 decision from the Caseys. The clincher was somewhat of a gift as the Knights, playing loosely afield, virtually handed the honors to the Wapiti on a silver platter. After starting off like gangbusters with a deuce in the opening panel and a singleton in the second, the Columbians maintained a 3 – 0 lead heading to the fifth when George Porteous, former Moose Jaw slugger, narrowed the gap for the Elks with a two-run homer off losing chucker Alf Bennett who was back on the clay heap after a layoff of a couple of weeks. Then, in the sixth, the Casey bubble burst after two had been retired when the Wapiti ran across seven counters, driving Bennett to the showers in the process. The Catholics, outhit by a scant 8 to 7 margin, were never able to fully recover. Webb Bird notched three singles for the victors while winning tosser Jerry Cummings, who ascended the bump in relief in the second stanza, singled twice.

Thomas, Cummings (W) (2) and Gilmour
Bennett (L), Glickman (6) and Goggins

(August 11)  The Elks, runaway pennant-winners in the second-half of the City League schedule, ate up the C.N.R. 7 to 5 in a loosely-played encounter that ended the season for the Railroaders. Both sides spanked the sphere for ten base raps while the Trackmen out-fumbled the Purple Stockings, committing seven errors to six for the winners. Jerry Cummings claimed the knoll verdict over Lawson Atcheson. Shortpatcher Clarence Robinson slammed a triple and a single for the winning Antlered Tribe.  

Cummings (W) and Gilmour
Atcheson (L) and Aitkenhead

(August 13)  First-half pennant-winning Knights of Columbus were unable to shake their second-half doldrums and ended the regular-season with a 6 to 5 setback at the hands of the high-flying Elks. A five-run rally in the fifth frame, when they bunched four of their nine hits off losing chucker Alf Bennett, gave the Antlered Herd the victory. Winning heaver Joe Thomas, stroked for eight safeties, tightened up in the final session when the Caseys were threatening to tie the score. Archie Gilmour of the victors and the Knights’ Tommy Fair picked up three singles apiece. “Bunny” Clouston of the Columbians followed with a pair of doubles.

Bennett (L) and Goggins
Thomas (W) and Gilmour

STANDINGS                 W       L      Pct.
Elks                     11       3     .786
C.N.R.                    6       7     .462
Knights of Columbus       3      10     .231

(Best of Five)

(August 16)  First baseman Norm Aiken’s bottom of the ninth single drove in the winning tally as the Columbus Club took the opening decision 7 to 6 from the Elks in City League playoff action. The Knights of Columbus nine banged out 12 hits to 11 for the Antlered Tribe in the heavy-hitting affair. Second sacker Gordon Fullerton of the Caseys accumulated four hits in leading the offensive charge. His first-inning home run gave the eventual winners an early lead and he later added a pair of doubles plus a single.

Cummings (L) and Gilmour
Lyle (W) and Goggins

(August 18)  Scoring all of their runs in the second frame, the Knights of Columbus squad took a two-game lead in the City League final series by narrowly escaping with a 6 to 5 win over the Elks. The Elks out-hit the Caseys 9 to 5 but they failed to smack the horsehide when hits meant runs. Maitland Conn of the Columbus Club as well as outfielder Hank Hilldrup and McKenzie of the Purple and White gang each stroked a pair of singles.

Bennett (W) and Goggins
Cummings (L) and Gilmour

(August 22)  A sensational ten-run rally in the sixth inning ignited the Elks to a 13 to 9 comeback triumph over the Columbus Club in the third game of the City League showdown. Reliever Frank Lyle entered the game without any warm-up time on the sidelines and had difficulty finding the plate, eventually allowing the tying and go-ahead markers for the Elks. George Porteous, with a double and single for the victors, was the game’s top hitter.

Cummings (W) and Gilmour
Bennett, Lyle (L) (6) and Goggins

(August 23)  Close to 2,000 fans witnessed the fourth game of the City series as the Knights of Columbus nine annexed the Hub City crown with a 10 to 6 victory over the Elks. The Columbus Club crew will now face Moose Jaw Motors in their quest to capture the provincial championship. Joe McCulloch’s timely clouting was instrumental in the Casey’s win. McCulloch bagged three hits, one being a triple that hammered in three runs. One of his two singles also drove in a counter. 

Lyle (W) and Goggins
Thomas (L), Cummings (5) and Gilmour


The 1924 post-season senior amateur playoffs in Saskatchewan were dominated by the iron man performance of pitcher Alf Bennett of the Saskatoon Knights of Columbus team. The K.C.'s or Caseys, as they were commonly known in the Bridge City, won two five-game series to cop provincial laurels and Bennett was the winning pitcher in all six Saskatoon victories.

(August 30)  Lighting up the offerings of Queen City pitcher Bill Bannister for six hits in the seventh frame, two of which were home runs, the Knights of Columbus squad of Saskatoon charged from behind to defeat the Regina Winners 9 to 5 in the opening game of the provincial senior amateur semi-final series. Regina had piled up four runs in the fourth inning to assume a temporary lead but it commenced to fade in the sixth when the Caseys cracked out two triples and a single for two runs. Then, pouring out a vicious slugging barrage in the seventh, the Columbus club clinched the verdict. Alf Bennett, youthful Casey twirler, was in top form, shutting down the Winners' artillery with a five-hitter. The Caseys booted five behind Bennett and the Reginans profited on four of them. Bennett had seven strikeouts along the way. Leading Saskatoon's 12-hit offense were Bennett's batterymate, Hughie Goggins, and shortstop Abe Schrader who both blasted a triple and two singles. Gordon Fullerton and Conn had the seventh-inning circuit-clouts for the victors. George Dent and Bill McDougall each picked up a brace of singles for the losers.

Bannister (L), Smith (9) and McDougall
Bennett (W) and Goggins

(September 1)  A horrible defensive and hurling performance by both clubs is the best way to describe the second game of the Saskatchewan senior baseball semi-finals, a marathon event wherein 44 hits were manufactured to go along with 14 errors as the Regina Winners deadlocked the series with a 27 to 16 triumph over the Saskatoon K.C.'s. Seven home runs, four triples and a double were produced to go along with the "Keystone Kops" fielding support shown. Regina shortstop Ernie Runkle cracked a pair of homers while teammates Bill McDougall, Johnny Gottselig and first sacker Stew Leigh each stroked a dinger. For the Caseys, Con Bissett and Gordon Fullerton had four-baggers. Leigh led all hitters by accumulating five base blows while McDougall piled up four safeties.

White, Smith (3) (W) and McDougall
Lyle (L), Bennett (4), Fullerton (9) and Goggins

(September 6)  Following the first two games at Elks Park in Saskatoon, the series resumed with a double-bill at Regina's Park de Young. After the dust had cleared, the Reginans had established a slight degree of supremacy by taking the afternoon encounter by a 10 to 1 count and then followed by playing to an 8 - 8 tie in the eleven-inning evening fixture.

The homestanding Winners left no question as to their superiority over the invaders in the matinee performance, clubbing three circuit blasts off the slants of loser Frank Lyle. Johnny Gottselig effectively scattered 7 Saskatoon hits in earning the mound win. Regina catcher Bill McDougall blasted a pair of round-trippers while infielder Ernie Runkle contributed one, with the pair of sluggers finishing the game with a trio of base raps each. Both Queen City players now have connected for three taters in the series.  

Lyle (L) and Goggins
Gottselig (W) and McDougall

The visitors jumped into a 6 to 0 lead in their first turn at bat in the follow-up match. Regina's attack in the evening game lacked the punch displayed in the siesta encounter but a flock of Saskatoon fielding miscues assisted them to eventually tie the contest in the eighth. Complete game pitcher Alf Bennett of the Caseys held the Winners powerless in the ninth and tenth innings and some inept base running by the Reginans in the second extra-frame kept the score deadlocked as darkness prevented further play. Gord Fullerton and Abe Schrader of the K.C.'s as well as Jack Rowand and Stew Leigh of the Capital City crew all stroked a trio of base blows.    

Bennett and Goggins
Bannister, Gottselig (2) and McDougall

(September 8)  The Saskatoon Knights of Columbus earned to right to face the Moose Jaw Motors team for the Leader-Post cup when they decisioned the Regina Winners twice by counts of 8 to 1 and 7 to 4 to take the best-of-five semi-final series three games to two with one game tied. Playing on the Winners' home turf on a blustery day, the Caseys rode the right arm of chucker Alf Bennett who toiled all 18 innings on the hill to earn both victories.

Although out-hit 8 to 7 by the homesters in the afternoon tilt, the K.C.'s were opportunists in walking away with the impressive triumph. By the end of four innings, the Saskatonians had amassed a comfortable 8 to 0 advantage. Alf Bennett was not overpowering, striking out but two, yet he kept the Reginans off base at critical times and issued only a pair of walks. As well, the defense of the Winners disintegrated as they wound up committing nine fielding miscues. Infielder Joe McCulloch of the Bridge City brigade paced all batsmen in this series-tying encounter by lacing three singles.

Gottselig (L) and McDougall
Bennett (W) and Goggins

The series-clinching contest was a tight affair wherein the score was tied 3 - 3 after six complete innings. The Winners forged ahead 4 to 3 in the bottom of the eighth by plating a single tally. A four-run outburst in the top of the ninth sealed the deal for the Hub City gang and sent the Reginans to the sidelines for the balance of the season. Ironman Alf Bennett was steady on the hill for the victorious Caseys, surrendering eight hits while fanning two. Losing twirler White had an impressive strikeout total of 15 but was plagued with a ninth-inning defensive meltdown by his mates in which a dropped pop fly, a misjudged fly ball and, on a fielder's choice, a dropped peg to the plate with the runner from third clearly out, allowed Saskatoon to tie things up. With the bases now loaded, singles by Norm Aiken and Hughie Goggins brought home three more unearned tallies and gave the Columbus Clan the lead sufficient to sew things up.

Bennett (W) and Goggins
White (L) and McDougall


(September 13)  Two close contests defined the opening doubleheader played in Moose Jaw as the Saskatchewan senior amateur baseball final series got underway. The Moose Jaw Motors squad edged past the Saskatoon Knights of Columbus 5 to 4 in the opening affair while the northerners came back to even the best-of-five series with a 6 to 4 decision in the evening fixture.

Entering the bottom of the eighth inning in the early game, the Caseys held a 4 to 1 lead and appeared headed toward a victory. The Motormen from the Mill City were not to be denied, however, and poled out three hits and an equal number of runs in that frame off Frank Lyle to draw even with the visitors at 4 - 4. Then, in the last of the ninth with two batters retired, the Gas Gang manufactured the winning tally to make a winner out of moundsman George Haigh. Saskatoon held an 11 to 8 advantage in base hits in this contest. Gord Fullerton of the K.C.'s emerged as the game's top swatter, singling three times.

Lyle (L) and Goggins
Haigh (W) and Kerr

Saskatoon pulled ahead early in the second game and never relinquished their lead although the homesters did make it interesting by plating three runs in the bottom of the eighth to edge within two of the ultimate victors. Alf Bennett went the route on the slab for the Caseys to earn the pitching win over Moose Jaw's Jim MacDonald who was sent packing from the hill after hurling the first six frames. Providing proficiency with the hickory for the victors were outfielder Conn, who laced out three one-baggers, and second baseman Gordon Fullerton who hammered a triple plus a double. Shortstop Ted Johanson picked up a trio of singles in pacing the Mill City offense. 

Bennett (W) and Goggins
MacDonald (L), Haigh (7) and Kerr

(September 24)  The distance between the Moose Jaw Motors and Saskatoon Knights of Columbus baseball clubs in deciding the Saskatchewan senior amateur title is no greater than it was almost two weeks ago when the best-of-five series began. The only thing they are closer to is the end of the series. Following a double-bill at Saskatoon's Elks Park, a fifth and deciding contest will be necessary as the two squads split the spoils in games three and four of the playoff encounters, the visitors winning the first 7 to 4 and the homestanding Caseys trouncing the invaders 12 to 4 in the wrap-up set-to.

George Haigh tossed a six-hitter for the Motormen in the matinee event and helped his own cause by ripping a double and single at the plate. His batterymate, Kerr, provided plenty of offensive punch as well, blasting a three-bagger and a double off loser Frank Lyle. Outfielder Tommy Montgomery had a double and single for the Saskatonians.

Haigh (W) and Kerr
Lyle (L) and Goggins

After George Haigh's success in the first game, he was sent to the hill as the Moose Jaw starter in the finale but the Bridge City boys ripped into his offerings early and often, scoring six times off his slants before he was given the hook in the second frame. On the other hand, Saskatoon's Alf Bennett was fashioning a seven-hitter and breezed to victory in the game which was shortened to seven and a half innings because of darkness. Gord Fullerton of the Caseys had a banner night at the dish, slapping out four singles in helping his team tie the series at two games each.

Haigh (L), Wilson (2) and Kerr
Bennett (W) and Goggins

(September 25)  The Knights of Columbus baseball club of Saskatoon grabbed the 1924 Saskatchewan senior amateur baseball crown by defeating the Moose Jaw Motors aggregation 8 to 6 at Elks Park in the fifth and deciding game of their playoff series. For seven innings, the Gas Gang out of the Friendly City saw the promised land of the senior championship but it all disappeared in the eighth frame when the K.C. nine came up with a four-run rally to shut off the view. A muffed fly-ball with the sacks full and two down in the seventh had allowed the Saskatonians to tie the score with a trio of unearned runs and was the turning point of the contest. In the very next inning, the Caseys took heart from their good fortune of the previous frame and piled on enough runs to make the victory almost certain. The Motormen made a valiant effort in the ninth but a sparkling, unassisted double play by Hub City shortstop Abe Schrader cut short their comeback attempt and earned the title for Saskatoon. Alf Bennett, undefeated throughout both playoff rounds, twirled a fine game but his mates continually had him in hot water with poor defensive support. Con Bissett led the victors offensively with a double and single. Moose Jaw's Gordon Wilson was the game's top batter with a double and a pair of one-baggers.

Bennett (W) and Goggins
Haigh (L) and Kerr


Grace-Westminster (first-half pennant winners)
Wesley (second-half pennant winners)

PLAYOFF FINALS  Grace-Westminster (first-half- winners) vs Wesley (second-half champions)  best-of-three series

(June 25)  Marred by erratic fielding which was not representative of the defensive capabilities of either team, the opening game of the Saskatoon Rotary League senior finals went to the Grace-Westminster nine who decisioned the Wesleys  10 to 8. Minus their regular catcher, the Nutana aggregation took the lead in the opening frame and was never headed. The Wesleyans, with 11 base hits, were superior with the willow but gave losing chucker Ted Postlewaite atrocious defensive support. Leading the eight-hit attack of the victors was winning hurler Earl DeGeer who connected for three safeties, one of which was a triple. Second baseman Clayton Scharf had a double and a one-bagger for the vanquished nine.

DeGeer (W) and Graham
Postlewaite (L) and Downie 

(June 27)  Grace-Westminster annexed the senior Rotary Baseball league championship in two straight games by defeating their powerful rivals, Wesley, 7 to 5 in a bitterly-contested pastime. A big crowd was treated to a splendid contest which was much superior than the opening duel and the G-W’s had to work hard to earn the verdict. Both nines bared their teeth in the first inning as the Wesleys went after complete-game winning pitcher Earl DeGeer for three runs while the first-half pennant winners responded for a four-spot in their half of the send-off spasm. The victors then took a commanding 7 – 3 lead in the second round when they hammered losing chucker Clayton Scharf for three more counters, kayoing him from the clay heap in the process. Ted Postlewaite ascended the knoll at that point and blanked Grace-Westminster the rest of the way but the gap was too wide to close and the best the Wesleys could manufacture offensively was a deuce in the seventh session. With a 10 to 6 advantage in base hits, the victors got a triple and a single from shortstop Miller. Eric Badgely delivered a pair of singles, driving in two runs. For the losers, clean-up hitter Bob Charmbury drilled a brace of two-baggers and had three RBI’s. 

Scharf (L), Postlewaite (2) and Downie
DeGeer (W) and Graham


Derby Motors (first-half pennant winners)                                         
Elites (second-half pennant-winners)                                                  

PLAYOFF FINALS  Derby Motors vs Elites  (best-of-five series)

(August 7)  Out-hitting and out-fielding their opponents at every stage of the game, the Elites danced their way to a 6 to 2 win over Derby Motors in the opening game of the Saskatoon Intermediate Baseball League finals. The Cafemen outswatted the Derby nine by a 10 to 5 margin and pulled off the defensive play of the match, a third-inning triple play. With runners at first and second base, Lorne Campbell of the Motormen drove a hard liner down the first base line that was snared by initial sacker Tom Montgomery, who calmly doubled Leo Sheedy off first before firing the pill to the keystone station to catch baserunner Burns Fraser for the third out.  Winning heaver Earl DeGeer was relieved in the seventh stanza by Sid Robinson but remained in the game as an outfielder, leading the hit parade with a triple and single. Fraser went the route for the vanquished nine.

DeGeer (W), Robinson (7) and Downie
Fraser (L) and Coulter

(August 14)  Playing a first-class defensive game behind winning pitcher Sid Robinson, and coming through with timely hits when bingles meant bacon, the Elites blanked Derby Motors 4 to 0 to take a two-game lead in the Intermediate League finals. Robinson rationed the Derbys to just three hits in a complete-game mound endeavor.

Ash (L) and Coulter
Robinson (W) and Downie

(August 19)  The Elites made it three straight over Derby Motors when they hung up a 10 to 4 in to cop the Saskatoon Intermediate Baseball League crown. The clash was the poorest of the series with loose defensive work by the Motormen making things easy for the Restaurateurs. The winners, behind the complete-game twirling of Earl DeGeer, jumped out to an early 5 – 0 lead against losing twirler Russell Atcheson and were never headed. John Wanless stroked a double and a single for the Cafemen while teammates Andy Aitkenhead and Bill Bacon both delivered a brace of one-baggers. Hank Hilldrup, second baseman Talbot and catcher Coulter each singled twice for the losers.

DeGeer (W) and Downie
Atcheson (L), Fraser (8) and Coulter


Down in membership from four to three clubs to begin the season, the loop was reduced to just two entries in July when Simpsons disbanded.

Simpson’s (disbanded in early July)
Winner’s Club

(May 19)  The Winner’s Club decisively bested the defending champion Elks 9 to 1 in the opening game of the 1924 Northside League. A pair of two-run homers in the first and second stanzas, one each by Stew Leigh and Johnny Gottselig, got the Clubbers off on the right foot and the victory was made all the more easy with Bill Bannister’s three-hit pitching effort. Southpaw Tommy Greene, raked for eight safeties, was tagged with the defeat. In addition to his homer, Leigh also managed to stroke a single. 
Bannister (W) and McDougall
Greene (L) and Clendenning/Glendenning

(May 21)  After delivering a four-run outburst to open the eighth episode, the Simpson’s ball crew failed to hold their three-run advantage and absorbed a 10 to 7 reverse at the hands of the Winner’s Club. The loss for the Cataloguers, in their first-division debut, resulted from a bottom-of-the-eighth meltdown in which the Clubbers ran across six tallies. A bases-loaded triple by Ernie Runkle was the big blow of the comeback rally which allowed eighth-inning reliever Bill Bannister to chalk up his second pitching win. Simpsons’ outfielder “Butch” Wilson belted a two-run homer and a one-base rap while Runkle stroked a single in addition to his timely three-bagger. 

Rogers (L) and Goodacre
Gottselig, Bannister (W) (8) and McDougall

(May 23)  The Elks laid a 10 to 6 setback on Simpson’s at Park de Young in a sloppily-played Northside League encounter. The Antlered Tribe raked losing twirler “Tiny” Haberman for 13 base blows and were the recipients of nine free passes as well as three wild heaves that all figured in the scoring. “Scotty” McEachern swung the most productive bat of the evening, launching a home run, double and three singles for the victorious Horned Herd.

Wolver (W) and Clendenning/Glendenning
Habermiller (L) and Goodacre

(May 26)  Winner’s handed Simpson’s a 3 to 0 shutout defeat as Johnny Gilmour, seconded from the City Hall nine of the second division, fashioned a six-hitter for the pitching win. The Clubbers managed only four hits against loser Bill Rogers and their only earned run came when Stew Leigh crashed his second homer of the season leading off the top-ot-the-ninth inning. Poor base running decisions cost the Mail-Order Men promising chances to score. Leigh had an earlier triple which resulted in a second tally when he was able to cross the pan on a passed ball.

Gilmour (W) and McDougall
Rogers (L) and Goodacre

(May 28)  The slugging Winner’s Club squad copped their fourth straight win by battering their way to another decisive victory over the crippled Elks nine, 10 to 1. Despite enjoying a comfortable lead throughout, winning tosser Johnny Gottselig spent a busy time getting out of difficulties. He was nicked for eight hits, walked five and was victimized five times by his mates with fielding miscues. The fact that 16 Elks died on the basepaths is ample evidence of the opportunities missed by the Antlered Brethren. Jack Rowand, left gardener for the league leaders, led both teams offensively, swatting a double and two singles. Contributing a two-bagger and a one-base rap to the 12-hit attack of Winner’s was second baseman Naismith. A triple by “Happy” Hepburn drove in the lone counter for the Horned Herd. 

Greene (L), Weir (5) and Clendenning/Glendenning
J. Gottselig (W) and McDougall, Leigh

(May 30)  Simpson’s pulled a surprise by walking off with a 12 to 2 decision over the Elks, claiming their first victory of the season. Bill Rogers was touched for nine hits in annexing the complete-game knoll verdict but retired 17 of the opposition via the strikeout route and did not issue a single base-on-balls. Erskine, the husky first baseman of the victors, led an 18-hit batting attack by hitting for the cycle. His homer, double and single were all stinging blows but the triple was somewhat tainted in that it was a drive that was probably worth only one base had flychaser “Scotty” McEachern displayed the proper hustle in chasing it down. Teammate Newlove, a newcomer, garnered three hits, including a double while “Happy” Hepburn drilled three singles.  

Rogers (W) and Goodacre
Gregory (L), Weir (8) and Clendenning/Glendenning

(June 6)  Winner’s extended their league lead by downing Simpson’s 5 to 1 at Park de Young for their fifth straight victory.

Rogers (L) and Goodacre
Gottselig, Bannister (W) (4) and xxx

(June 9)  The Winner’s Club added a sixth victory to their impressive total by slaughtering the Elks 19 to 3 at Park de Young. After falling behind 3 – 0 in the top-of-the-third round, the Clubbers began to administer the beating by running across seven counters in their half of the chapter. In the end, they piled up 18 base knocks and made things easy for second-division call-up Elmer White to post the mound win. White, Heinie Rogers, Howie Milne and Jack Rowand each had a double and two singles for Winner’s.

Greene (L), Davies (8), Forsythe (8) and Clendenning/Glendenning
E. White (W) and Leigh

(June 16)  A leaky infield that committed seven errors cost Simpson’s a 10 to 6 decision in their Northside League battle against front-running Winner’s. The Mail Order nine outswatted the Clubmen 14 to 12 but gave away far too many unearned counters in the clutch. “Happy” Hepburn socked a home run for the vanquished nine.

Rogers (L) and xxx
Bannister (W) and xxx

(June 18)  Winner’s chalked up their eighth win of the campaign with a 7 to 3 trimming of the error-prone Elks. Only two of the seven counters that crossed the plate for the Clubbers were earned as the Brother Bills showed a tendency to boot the ball in crucial situations. Both contingents stung the horsehide for seven safeties. Catcher Clendenning/Glendenning of the Antlered Tribe led all hitters with a double and single.

E. White (W) and Blacklock
Leibovitch (L) and Clendenning/Glendenning

(June 20)  The Elks came together for a rare win, dumping the Simpson’s squad 12 to 8. Extra-base blows by the Horned Herd, combined with nine errors by the Mail-Order Men, were the deciding factors in the final result. Hits were even with both teams stroking ten but the Wapiti notched the lion’s share of the long swats. Charlie Milne blasted a double and two singles, “Scotty” McEachern launched a two-run homer and a one-bagger while Fred Brundage delivered a triple that drove in a brace of counters. “Happy” Hepburn singled three times for Simpson’s. 

Leibovitch (W) and Clendenning/Glendenning
Habermiller (L), Rogers (5) and Goodacre

(June 23)  Winner’s Club baseballers finally met defeat when they were upset by the lowly but suddenly-hot Elks nine 10 to 7. Ray Crawford and first baseman Swartz both belted home runs with one aboard for the Antlered Tribe.

Greene (W) and xxx
Grad (L), xxx and xxx

(June 25)  A rare exhibition of solid pitching by both twirlers highlighted the Northside League encounter in which the Simpson’s nine took a 3 to 1 verdict from the Elks. The result leaves the two teams on even terms in the runner-up spot where both clubs trail the Winner’s Club by four full games. The masterly twirling of Bill Rogers was instrumental in subduing the Antlered Brethren on five hits. Only a solo home run by catcher “Red” Spence of the Wapiti prevented Rogers from fashioning a shutout. Rogers whiffed 11 batters and walked three while losing tosser Rempell, a new recruit from northern Saskatchewan, gave up nine base hits, fanned 13 and didn’t issue a free pass. Spence had a double and a single to go along with his four-ply clout.  

Rogers (W) and Erskine
Rempell (L) and Spence

(June 27)  Winner’s continued to run away with the Northside League pennant race by swamping Simpson’s 19 to 5. The win was the ninth in ten starts for the front-runners. Ernie Runkle hit a home run for the Clubbers in the rout.

(June 30)  Even with the return of veteran catcher “Chum” Irvin and the acquisition of “Happy” Hepburn from Simpson’s, the Elks were unable to halt the rampaging Winner’s and fell 8 to 7 to the Clubbers. Winning heaver Bill Bannister had little or no edge on Tannahill, the youngster who toed the slab for the Brother Bills, both being touched for 13 safeties. Chuck Milne of the Antlered Herd led all swatsmiths in the hard-fought contest, banging out a double and three singles. Ernie Runkle wielded the big bat for Winner’s with a two-bagger and a brace of one-base raps.

Bannister (W) and McDougall
Tannahill (L) and Irvin

(July 2)  Northside League fans were called upon to endure a poor display of baseball when the Winner’s Club rolled up another of their many victories by whipping Simpson’s 18 to 9. During the encounter, the two clubs collected a total of 30 hits and committed an even dozen fumbles. Unfortunately for losing pitcher Yancovitch of the Mail-Order nine, he was made to stay on the slab for the entire tilt, in spite of yielding 18 solid smacks. For the Clubbers, the twirling was scarcely more effective. Johnny Gottselig allowed five runs before he departed in the fifth while Bill Bannister, who took over at that point, also had his troubles. “Mutt” Smith whacked a double and three singles for Winner’s while teammates Chuck Milne and Bill McDougall followed with a trio of one-baggers each. First sacker Erskine drilled four singles for the Cataloguers.

Yancovitch (L) and Goodacre
Gottselig, Bannister (W) (5) and McDougall

(July 3)  The Simpson’s club made an application to the Northside League to surrender their first-division franchise, requesting that they be relegated to the second-division.

(July 7)  Only two teams remain as part of the Northside League’s first division after the Simpson’s franchise passed out of existence. The Elks and Winner’s Club will finish out their allotted schedule of games.

(July 9)  Taking advantage of the wildness of losing chucker “Mutt” Smith, the Elks took an early lead and held on to edge the Winner’s Club 10 to 9. After seven stanzas of see-sawing, the teams were knotted at 8 – 8. Then, in the eighth, the Antlered Brethren scored a pair on a back-to-back RBI-doubles by Jerry Erskine and “Chum” Irvin. The Clubbers rallied for a one-out singleton in the ninth when catcher Bill McDougall drove in Ernie Runkle with his fourth consecutive hit but the quest for the equalizer fell short when winning tosser Bill Rogers secured two more outs on a force out and a groundout. McDougall easily led all swatsmiths with the willow, connecting for a double and three singles. Teammate Stew Leigh belted a homer and a one-bagger while Erskine and Irwin both ripped a pair of two-baggers for the Wapiti who were out-hit by a 13 to 10 margin.  

Rogers (W) and Irvin
Smith (L) and McDougall

(July 14)  The Elks took the measure of the Winner’s contingent, nosing out the Clubbers 4 to 3 in a ten-inning battle. Bill Rogers on the Brother Bills held Winner’s to five singles during the encounter, striking out 11 while hitting one batter and issuing only one walk. Loser Bill Bannister was touched for 11 safeties but was tough in the pinches. “Red” Spence singled home “Scotty” McEachern with the winning tally in the bonus round of play. Outfielder Wilson, with a double and two singles, was the top batter for the Antlered Tribe.

Bannister (L) and McDougall
Rogers (W) and Spence

(July 21)  Winner’s again justified their Northside League moniker at Park de Young when they doubled the Elks 8 to 4. The Clubbers got to losing heaver Tommy Green for a four-spot in the opening canto and a trey in the third before kayoing him from the knoll after four rounds. Bill Bannister successfully spaced 11 base raps in surviving to the end for the win. “Happy” Hepburn lit Bannister up for three singles while “Chum” Irvin delivered a double and single. For Winner’s, Ernie Runkle connected for a home run and one-base hit, Charlie Dent a triple and single and Stew Leigh a double and one-bagger.

Greene (L), Leibovitch (5) and Irvin
Bannister (W) and McDougall

(July 30)  The Elks came up with a five-run rally in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning to nip the Winner’s Club 12 to 11. Trailing 11 to 7 after 8-1/2 innings, the Wapiti capped off their uphill battle when “Butch” Wilson, pinch-hitting for winning pitcher Abe Leibovitch, poled out a timely two-bagger to end the contest. Wilson’s winning blow came off a pitch from “Mutt” Smith who had just ascended the clay heap in relief of losing chucker Elmer White. The clash was a heavy-hitting affair with the Brother Bills holding a 15 – 14 advantage in base raps. “Happy” Hepburn sparked the victors offensively with a double and two singles. George Dent banged out a brace of two-baggers and a single for the Clubbers.

E. White (L), Smith (9) and McDougall
Leibovitch (W) and Irvin

(August 12)  Eight bobbles by the Elks presented Winner’s with half of their runs as the Clubbers prevailed 8 to 4 in a clash between the two surviving members of the Northside League. Losing chucker Abe Leibovitch, outside of his lack of control, was every bit as good as winning heaver Bill Bannister. The Elks got to Bannister for ten hits while Leibovitch yielded seven. Stew Leigh stroked three singles for Winner’s while Tommy Greene of the Brother Bills registered a double and a brace of one-baggers.

Bannister (W) and McDougall
Leibovitch (L) and Irvin

(August 30 – September 8)  Provincial senior amateur baseball semi-finals  Regina Winner’s vs Saskatoon Knights of Columbus  (best-of-five series)  (See above)


City Hall (first-half pennant winners)
C.P.R. : 
Odd Fellows (second-half pennant winners)


City Hall (first-half champions) vs Odd Fellows (second-half winners)  best-of-seven series

(August 13)  City Hall won a 7 to 6 verdict from the Odd Fellows ad the second-division finals of the Northside league got underway at Park de Young. The Civics held a 9 to 6 edge in base hits and were superior in delivering blows with runners aboard. Catcher Balfour of the victors and outfielder Hackney of the Fraternal nine each singled twice.

Gregory (L) and Spence
E. White  (W) and Balfour

(August 14)  Stung by their first-game defeat the Odd Fellows humbled City Hall 19 to 5 to even up the second-division finals. Winning tosser Cliff Quest, in spinning a six-hitter, had an easy time on the hillock for the I.O.O.F. brigade after he was staked to an early lead. Six fielding miscues by the losers contributed to the demise of Johnny Gilmour who went the route and was raked for 13 safeties. Flychaser Hackney led the Brotherhood Boys with the baton, stroking four singles.  

Gilmour (L) and Balfour
Quest (W) and Spence

(August 18)  The Odd Fellows took a 2 – 1 lead in the series to decide the second-division crown when they downed the City Hall 9 to 6. Steady hurling by lanky right-hander Cliff Quest, who had but one bad inning, was the main factor in the I.O.O.F triumph. He allowed eight scattered hits and was particularly effective in the pinches. Losing heaver “Lefty” White was unbeatable in stages, fanning 13, but during the intervening lapses was slapped around for 11 safeties including a double and two singles by middle pasture gardener Anderson. Shortpatcher Acaster of the Brotherhood followed with a triple and one-bagger.

Quest (W) and Spence
E. White (L) and Rittinger

(August 21)  I.O.O.F. hurler Cliff Quest limited the City Hall hitters to four hits in leading his charges to a 6 to 5 win and a 3 – 1 series’ lead in the Northside League second-division finals. Quest deserved to win by a shutout as all five runs scored by the Civics were unearned. The Odd Fellows nicked losing chucker Johnny Gilmour for seven bingles including a pair by first baseman Mickey Longpre. Outfielder Hewitson, with a double and single, had half the hits acquired by the losers.

Gilmour (L) and Rittinger
Quest (W) and Spence

(August 26)  City Hall whipped the Odd Fellows 11 to 5 to remain alive in the Northside second-division finals. Darkness ended play after 6-1/2 innings. Elmer “Specs” White proved too much for the Lodgemen throughout the encounter although he weakened at the finish, allowing four runs over the final two frames. Losing hurler Gregory was in difficulties from the start and was finally derricked in the fifth after surrendering seven runs on eight hits. Reliever Cliff Quest didn’t stop the bleeding however and was also hit freely. Powles and Fulton racked up three hits each for the Civics with a home run and double part of Powles sum of swats. Quest singled three times for the losers. 

Gregory (L), Quest () and Spence
E. White (W) and Galbraith

(August 28)  When first baseman Mickey Longpre neglected to block pitcher Cliff Quest’s ninth-inning throw to the initial sack on a routine roller, his error of omission allowed the City Hall baseballers to score twice and pull out a 7 to 6 victory over the Odd Fellows, tying the second-division finals at three games apiece. It was an uphill fight for the Civics who trailed for almost the entire match and went into the final canto in arrears by a 6 to 5 count. Both Quest and winning flinger Elmer White surrendered ten base hits  but White piled up 11 strikeouts to five for Quest and didn’t issue a walk while Quest doled out three free passes. Outfielder Bob Thompson, who scored the winning tally, had three singles for the winners while second baseman Hackney ripped a triple and a brace of one-baggers for the losers.

E. White (W) and Galbraith
Quest (L) and Spence

(September 2)  Taking advantage of City Hall errors and the wildness of losing pitcher “Lefty” White, the Odd Fellows won the Northside second-division title with a 7 to 3 conquest of the Civics. Winning tosser Cliff Quest held the first-half winners to six hits as well as leading his team in batting with three singles.

Quest (W) and Spence
E. White (L) and  xxx


Maple Leafs
St. Joseph’s
St. Mary’s


(May 19)  Behind the one-hit twirling of Carl Wolver, the Capitals smeared St. Joseph’s 8 to 1 in the abbreviated five-frame East Side League opener played under adverse weather conditions. Third baseman Page of the Caps, with a brace of one-baggers, was the only batter in the game with plural hit totals.
Fisher (L), Ingram (3) and Turk
C. Wolver (W) and Powell

(May 21)  A five-run rally in the top-of-the-eighth inning which tied the score, went for naught when the Maple Leafs retaliated for a singleton in their half the canto and went on to defeat St. Mary’s 8 to 7. The Leafs, who held the upper hand for almost the entire game, needed back-to-back doubles from infielders Deacon and Slade to re-gain the lead. Slade’s game-winning blow was his second two-bagger of the contest.

Thauberger, P. Gottselig (L) (8) and Schneider
Radu, Smith (W) (8) and McInnis

(May 23)  Banging out 20 base hits, the Capitals whipped St. Mary’s 17 to 11 in an East Side League slugfest. A six-spot in the top-of-the-ninth by the Caps settled the issue. Centre fielder Ewart and second baseman George Wolver had four safeties each for the Capital Crew with a triple included in Wolver’s total. Pete Gottselig led the Saints’ 13-hit attack with a double and two singles.

Page (W) and Powell
P. Gottselig, Hoffart (L) (9), P. Gottselig (9) and G. Ehman

(May 26)  St. Joseph’s took an 11-inning game from the Maple Leafs by the score of 9 to 8. Second sacker Schneider paced the eight-hit attack of the Saints, swatting two doubles and a single. Garnering a two-bagger and a one-base hit apiece for the Leafs were infielders Haberman and J. Ehman

Bergl, Radu (L) (6) and Sinclair
Ingram (W) and Turk

(May 28)  In spite of yielding but one base-hit, an RBI-double by outfielder Haberman in the opening canto, Capitals’ hurler James had difficulty throwing strikes and ultimately suffered the mound setback as the Maple Leafs blanked the Caps 2 to 0. Seven bases-on-balls kept James in peril while winning heaver Mathew “Mutt” Smith fanned nine, surrendered just three hits and did not issue a free pass. The second counter against James came in the third round when Smith drew a leadoff walk, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and trotted home on a passed ball. Outfielder Galger had two of the three hits, both singles, garnered by the winners.  

James (L) and Parker
Smith (W) and Blacklock

(May 30)  What started out and continued to be a highly-competitive game for the first six innings, ended in a rout over the final three frames with St. Mary’s hammering St. Joseph’s 18 to 4. The Mary’s outslugged the Joe’s by a hefty 21 to 9 margin. Third sacker A. Schuck, with a triple and three singles, and winning pitcher Thauberger, who swatted a double and three one-baggers, were the top hitters for the victors. Hot corner custodian Siller of St. Joe’s, slammed a three-bagger and a double. 

Thauberger (W) and G. Ehman
Ingram (L), Zeck (8) and Turk

(June 3)  St. Mary’s doubled the Capitals 6 to 3 in a well-played East Side league game. Pete Gottselig went all the way on the hill for the Saints, finishing with a seven-hitter. Speed artist Krauss was sent to the clay bump to begin proceedings for the Caps but was derricked at the close of the third frame as James took over. Gottselig, his batterymate Gabe Ehman and third sacker A. Schuck of the victors all laced two singles while the Capitals’ George Wolver and outfielder Ewart each followed suit.

Krauss (L), James (4) and Powell
P. Gottselig (W) and G. Ehman

(June 4)  In a game replete with fine fielding and action in every frame, the Maple Leafs nosed out the Capitals 3 to 2. Crafty old “Mutt” Smith, heaving for the Leafs, spaced six hits and effectively pitched around dangerous hitters when it was called for. The winners nicked losing chucker Carl Wolver for nine safeties including two doubles and a pair of singles by middle gardener Deacon. Smith helped his own cause with a brace of one-baggers while “Skinny” Ewart of the Caps also drilled a couple of one-base raps.

C. Wolver (L) and Parker
Smith (W) and Rau

(June 6)  With diminutive right handed chucker Ingram tossing a three-hitter and blowing away 17 opposition batters by strikeouts, St. Joseph’s rolled over St. Mary’s 10 to 3. Ingram also copped the walloping honors for the evening, slamming a triple, double and single.

Ingram (W) and Siller
Keiser (L), Thauberger (6) and Garuch, G. Ehman (6)

(June 9)  St. Mary’s led all the way in defeating the Maple Leafs 5 to 2 in a well-played East Side League contest. Elongated Pete Gottselig copped the hurling decision over “Mutt” Smith with a four-hitter. Both tossers fanned eight The Saints collected nine safeties with catcher Gabe Ehman leading the way with a double and three singles. Outfielder Haberman, with a brace of one-baggers, paced the Leafs with the stick.

Smith (L) and Rau
P. Gottselig (W) and G. Ehman

(June 12)  A three-run rally in the ninth inning fell just short for the Capitals who were nipped 7 to 6 by St. Joseph’s. Submarine artist Ingram, with a six-hitter, garnered the knoll triumph over Caps’ veteran Carl Wolver. Middle pasture patroller Musick had two doubles and a triple in the St. Joe’s ten-hit offensive attack. 

C. Wolver (L), James (8) and Parker, Powell
Ingram (W) and Turk

(June 13)  While St. St. Joseph’s baseballers were self-destructing by committing seven errors, Pete Radu, the big left-hander of the Maple Leafs was taming them on five hits in leading his team to a 7 to 1 conquest. Shortstop Haberman, with a double and two singles, had half the hits garnered by the Leafs. Pacing the Saints with the willow was third sacker Siller who nailed a two-bagger and a one-base rap. 

Fisher (L), Page (6) and Turk
Radu (W) and McInnis

(June 16)  Unveiling a new flinger, the Capitals registered a well-earned 7 to 3 victory over the St. Joseph’s aggregation. Ash, the newcomer, whiffed eight of the Saints and rationed them to just three hits. The three tallies plated against him were all unearned. The St. Joe’s squad used a couple of position players on the hillock with starter Cook, driven from the bump at the end of the third, absorbing the setback. The game was close until the eighth episode when the Caps ran across a trey to ice matters. Third baseman Powell, Bill Wolver and Carl Wolver of the winners, along with Campbell of the Saints, each connected for two singles. 

Cook (L), Siller (4) and Turk
Ash (W) and Parker

(June 18)  St. Mary’s took an early lead and hung on to withstand a late charge by the Maple Leafs for a 9 to 6 victory.

(June 20)  Pete Gottselig, with a six-hitter, pitched St. Mary’s to a 11 to 2 whipping of the Capitals to take over first place in the East Side Baseball League.

(June 23)  Failing to hold an early lead, the Maple Leafs dropped a 15 to 14 slugfest to St. Joseph’s in a ten-inning East Side League encounter. The game produced 31 base bits and 18 errors with the Saints leading in both departments. Murray of the victors drilled a double and three singles while teammate Cook stroked three one-base hits. Haberman of the Leafs also connected for  a triad of one-baggers.

Siller (W) and Turk
Crottie (L) and Rau

(June 27)  St. Mary’s failed to hold an early 5 – 1 lead and lost out to St. Joseph’s by a score of 7 to 5.

Thauberger (L) , P. Gottselig (7) and Reiberger
Fritz (W) and Turk

(June 30)  St. Mary’s came out on top of the Capitals 11 to 9 in a slugfest that was replete with hopeless bobbles. Although catcher Powell of the Caps was the offensive star of the game with a brace of four-baggers, one of which was tainted, a triple and a single, he was also responsible allowing two St. Mary’s runners to cross the pan by failing to hold a third strike and throwing wild to first base. The result was virtually determined in the opening panel when the Saints ran across seven counters.

James (L), C. Wolver (1) and Powell
Thauberger (W), P. Gottselig and Schneider

(July 2)  The Capitals easily annexed a 16 to 2 win over the Maple Leafs in a listless, error-filled East Side League contest Winning hurler Carl Wolver pitched well in spots, fanning ten while walking three and yielding five hits, while Pete Radu, the portside heaver of the Leafs was overgenerous with his offerings, 15 being clouted for safeties. Third baseman Robinson, outfielder Carter and Bill Wolver of the winning nine all slapped the pill for a triad of singles in the rout.

Radu (L) and Rau
C. Wolver (W) and Powell

(July 4)  St. Mary’s took the measure of St. Joseph’s to the tune of 9 to 6 as Thauberger and Pete Gottselig combined to hold the Joe’s to five hits. Gottselig helped the Mary’s cause by smashing a triple and single. Acaster, a newcomer from the second division in the Northside loop, added two singles. Shortstop J. Schneider led the eight-hit offense presented by the losers, also singling twice. 

Fritz (L) and Turk
Thauberger (W), P. Gottselig (7) and Schneider

STANDINGS              W       L       Pct.
St. Mary’s             7       4      .636
Maple Leafs            5       4      .556
St. Joseph’s           4       6      .400
Capitals               4       6      .400

(July 7)  An 11 to 2 thumping of the Maple Leafs clinched the first-half pennant for the St. Mary’s nine. A pair of snappy double plays, the three-hit pitching of Pete Gottselig and the atrocious defensive play of the Leafs all contributed to the success of the Mary’s. Losing twirler Martin Habermiller had 11 strikeout victims while doling out eight hits, a double and single of which were obtained by newly-acquired outfielder Quest.

Habermiller (L) and McInnis
P. Gottselig (W) and Schneider

(July 9)  The Capitals and St. Joseph’s battled to a ten-inning 8 – 8 tie that was terminated by darkness. Had it not been for a dismal start, when they surrendered treys in each of the first and second stanzas, the Caps would have been worthy winners as they held a healthy 16 to 9 margin in base knocks. Carl Wolver, with 15 strikeouts, was a trifle wild at times but starred on the knoll for the Capitals. Third baseman Deacon of the caps with a triple, double and single led all willow-wielders. 

C. Wolver and Powell
Ingram and Turk

(July 10)  Pushing four runs across in the seventh stanza, the Capitals outlasted the Maple Leafs 8 to 5 to move out of a tie with St. Joseph’s for the cellar position in the East Side loop. Bill Wolver clouted a double and two singles in support of his brother, winning flinger Carl Wolver. Flychaser Carter of the winners had a round tripper. The Caps had 13 hits to 11 for the Leafs.

C. Wolver (W) and Powell
Luba (L) and Rau

STANDINGS           W       L       Pct.
St. Mary’s          8       4      .667
Maple Leafs         5       6      .455
Capitals            5       6      .455
St. Joseph’s        4       6      .400


(July 14)  Hard hitting and erratic pitching were the features of the second-half opener in which the Capitals annexed an 8 to 6 victory over St. Joseph’s. Catcher Powell led the 13-hit offense presented by the Caps, banging out a double and three one-baggers. Flychaser Arnush had two doubles and a single for the Saints while teammate Musick hammered the game’s only home run.

Ingram (L) and Turk
Habermiller (W) and Powell

(July 17)  Six runs in the first inning was more than sufficient for the Maple Leafs to surprise St. Mary’s 7 to 2 in a five-inning, rain-shortened East Side League game. Winning pitcher Pete Radu struck out seven, yielded just three hits and led all batters with a brace of bingles.

Thauberger (L) and Schneider
Radu (W) and Rau

(July 18)  In spite of being limited to just four base hits, first-half champion St. Mary’s evened their second-half record at 1 – 1 by dumping the Capitals 7 to 1. Hard-luck loser Carl Wolver struck out a dozen batters but had no offensive production from his mates when runners were aboard and left nine baserunners stranded. The caps got to winning chucker Pete Gottselig for eight safeties including three by right gardener Bishop.

C. Wolver (L) and Powell
P. Gottselig (W) and Schneider

(July 21)  In a fast-moving East Side League joust, the Maple Leafs squeezed past St. Joseph’s 6 to 5. Both heavers, Crottie of the Leafs and the Saints’ Fritz, were in excellent form with Crottie having a slight edge in hits surrendered and strikeouts. A four-run eighth episode turned the game in favor of the victors. Bergl of the Leafs and the Joe’s J. Schneider, with two singles each, were the lone players to reach plural hit figures.

Crottie (W) and McInnis
Fritz (L) and Turk

(July 24)  Martin Habermiller fashioned a one-hitter in pitching the Capitals to a 2 to 0 whitewashing of the Maple Leafs. It was a tough loss for left-hander Pete Radu to swallow as he, too, pitched a superb game, rationing the winners to four hits. Both teams made a number of outstanding defensive plays to keep run production to a minimum. Habermiller fanned 12, walked two and hit a batter while Radu whiffed seven and issued four bases-on-balls.

Radu (L) and McInnis
Habermiller (W) and Powell

(July 25)  In a battle of the Saints, the. St. Joseph’s clan emerged as 11 to 8 victors over St. Mary’s. Both winning slabster Ingram and Thauberger of the Mary’s were hit hard with the Joe’s holding a 12 to ten margin in bingles. Turk of the winners had three singles while teammate Cutler doubled twice. Pete Gottselig drilled a double and three singles for the vanquished nine while catcher M. Schneider picked up a two-bagger and a brace of singles. 

Thauberger (L) and Schneider
Ingram (W) and Arnush

(July 28)  St. Mary’s and the Capitals battled to a 7 – 7 tie in East Side League action that ended after 11 frames because of darkness. Johnny Wolver of the Caps, with three singles, emerged as the game’s top hitter.

Keiser, P. Gottselig (5) and Schneider
Habermiller, C. Wolver (4) and Powell

(August 1)  In spite of being outswatted by a 12 – 7 count, St. Mary’s hung in there and took a 10 to 9 decision from St. Joseph’s in a ragged East Side League encounter.  First baseman Joorisity of the Joe’s picked up three hits in a losing cause.

Ingram (L) and Turk, Arnush (8)
Keiser, P. Gottselig (W) and Schneider

(August 4)  In what has to be the speediest, or close to the quickest, five-inning game ever, St. Mary’s disposed of the Maple Leafs 5 to 4. The onset of rain, coming in the sixth stanza when two were out, necessitated Bill Vennels of the East Side League umpiring staff, to call the tilt just 23 minutes after play had begun. Both hurlers, winner Pete Gottselig and Crottie of the Leafs, were in good form, each allowing seven hits. Gottselig led the winners offensively with a triple and two singles while Haberman doubled twice for the vanquished nine.    

Crottie (L) and Rau
P. Gottselig (W) and Schneider

(August 6)  The Capitals took an early lead and went on the take out St. Joseph’s by a 6 to 3 count. Bill Wolver made a rare appearance on the hill for the Caps and came through in fine style, rationing the Saints to six hits while ringing up seven strikeouts. Losing slabster Fritz surrendered 11 base hits but had his heater working well, whiffing a dozen. Martin Habermiller of the winners clipped Fritz for three singles while Fritz, in turn, was the Joes’ best offensive weapon by slamming a brace of doubles.  

Fritz (L) and Arnush
W. Wolver (W) and Rau

(August 8)  The Maple Leafs doubled the St. Joseph’s aggregation 6 to 3 in a fast-moving East Side League fixture. A deuce in the fifth frame broke a 2 – 2 tie and sent the Leafs on the road to victory. Pete Radu gave up six hits and fanned seven in securing the mound verdict over newcomer Jesse, who showed well in his debut, breezing nine while yielding but five safeties. His mates, however, let him down in crucial situations, committing six miscues. Outfielder Luba of the winners hammered a triple and single while the Joe’s third baseman Siller banged out a double and one-bagger.

Jesse (L) and Arnush, Ingram
Radu (W) and Rau

(August 13)  Making the best of the breaks that came their way, the Maple Leafs edged St. Mary’s 2 to 1 in a scintillating East Side League encounter. Both winning heaver Crottie and Pete Gottselig of the Saints pitched well with Gottselig having a slight advantage in hits yielded and strikeouts. J. G. Ehman of the Leafs slapped out three singles to lead all batters.

P. Gottselig (L) and Schneider
Crottie (W) and Rau

(August 15)  The Capitals, with Jerry Erskine and Bill Rogers, a pair of Northside League ex-patriots added to their lineup, clipped St. Mary’s 6 to 1. Rogers, who has been inactive for some time since the folding of the Simpson’s club, pitched two scoreless and hitless innings for the Caps before turning the ball over to Martin Habermiller who fanned 12 and scattered three hits the rest of the way in earning the mound decision. Meanwhile, the Capitals combed losing chucker Ingram for nine base raps including four singles by George Wolver. The executive of the East Side League eventually ordered that this game was to be replayed.

Ingram (L) and Schneider, Prinster
Rogers, Habermiller (W) (3) and Erskine

(August 18)  The executive of the East Side Baseball League ordered that the game of August 15 between the Capitals and St. Mary’s be replayed.  The moguls also announced that two players, Turk and Ingram, of St. Joseph’s had been suspended for the balance of the season.

(August 18)  St. Joseph’s walked all over the Maple Leafs by a score of 13 to 4 in a game in which J. Schneider, Joorisity and winning pitcher Fritz each had three hits for the victorious Catholics.

Fritz (W) and Murray
Radu (L) and McInnis

(August 21)  In a replay of an August 15 encounter ordered by the league executive, the Capitals, strengthened by the addition of pitcher Abe Leibovitch from the Northside League’s first division, doubled St. Mary’s 4 to 2. The Caps managed to tag losing heaver Pete Gottselig for nine hits, including three by catcher Jerry Erskine, while Leibovitch struck out ten and yielded five safeties in securing the complete-game win.

Leibovitch (W) and Erskine
P. Gottselig (L) and Prinster

(August 25)  St. Mary’s, leading from start to finish, extracted revenge upon pitcher Abe Leibovitch and the pace-setting Capitals for a recent setback by nosing out the second-half front-runners 6 to 5. Leibovitch pitched reasonably well but, in the pinches, saw his defensive support weaken. Winning tosser Keiser had control issues but persevered until the eighth episode when he was bounced. Third sacker Deacon nailed a brace of doubles for the winners while the Saints’ Joe Gottselig connected for a double and single.

Keiser (W), P. Gottselig (8) and Prinster
Leibovitch (L), C. Wolver (7) and Powell

(August 26)  The league-leading Capitals swamped the runner-up Maple Leafs 18 to 2 to clinch the second-half pennant by moving two full games in front of their closest pursuer. Winning hurler Bill Rogers, who fashioned a four-hitter, and his batterymate, catcher Jerry Erskine, picked up three safeties apiece as part of the Caps’ 15-hit onslaught.

Rogers (W) and Erskine
Crottie (L), Campbell (3) and Rau

PLAYOFF FINALS  St. Mary’s (first-half winners) vs Capitals (second-half champions)  sudden-death final

(August 29)  Declining to take the field when St. Mary’s turned out with a bolstered lineup, the Capitals were declared 9 to 0 forfeiture losers in the sudden-death East Side League final. 


Moose Jaw Motors
St. Joseph’s
Yeomen (played only in first-half of schedule)


(June 9)  The Elks were recipients of a 9 to 0 forfeiture victory when a player from the Moose Jaw Motors nine refused to leave the playing field after being ejected from the game. The loss for the high-flying Motormen constitutes the only blemish on their record thus far this campaign.

(July 1)  Bolstered by the usage of some players from other teams in the circuit, the tail-end Yeomen squad just missed breaking their long streak of losses in the City League when they were nosed out 9 to 8 by the Elks. Both teams stung the pill with authority, the Antlered Tribe holding a 14 to 12 advantage in base knocks. Trailing by three runs entering the bottom-of-the-ninth inning, the Farmhands stages a one-out rally highlighted by Duchaks solo homer, a triple by Carmichael and an RBI-single off the bat of Salwick, but the comeback fizzled out when complete-game winning chucker Jones retired  the final two batters on a pop up and ground out. Shortpatcher Haight singled four times for the victors while Duchak of the vanquished nine added a double and a single to his four-ply clout.

Jones (W) and Mills
Gofine (L) and Carmichael

(July 2)  Errors spelled defeat for the Elks and contributed to a 9 to 7 win by Moose Jaw Motors in their City League fixture at Exhibition Park. Fifteen hits were amassed by the sable-clad league-leaders but at least seven of them were of a scratchy nature. The Gas Gang led throughout after picking up a three-spot in the top-of-the-opening canto but the Brother Bills were always dangerous and kept the pressure on throughout. “Lefty” Salwick did the hurling for the Motormen and got the win even though he was nicked for ten hits. Elks starter Molly Mapes was tagged with the loss. Collecting three hits apiece for the winners were Joe Yorke, first baseman “Red” McCauley and Salwick. Hot corner custodian Chuck Robinson stroked a double plus a brace of one-baggers for the Antlered Tribe.

Salwick (W) and Yorke
M. Mapes (L), Jenner (3) and Mills

(July 4)  St. Joseph’s, after scoring eight runs in the opening frame, were never in danger and went on to annex a 17 to 7 slugfest from the Yeomen at Exhibition Park. Saints’ shortstop Johnny Dawson, with five hits including a triple, was one of many batters in the game that feasted on sub-par pitching. Johnny Duchak and Charlie Banting picked up four safeties apiece for the Yeomen with Banting slamming a triple and Duchak a brace of doubles. Roy Mapes breezed nine and was clobbered for 15 base raps yet managed to survive on the knoll for the entire slugfest to get credit for the win. The red-shirted Joe’s acquired six safeties off losing heaver McInerney and 11 more off second-stanza reliever Banting. 
McInerney (L), Banting (2)  and Craig
R. Mapes (W) and Cline

(July 7)  St. Joseph’s secured an 8 to 6 verdict from the Elks in a rain-shortened, six-inning encounter at Exhibition Park. The Saints pounded Molly Mapes for 16 base knocks in the abbreviated event and led 8 – 0 until the Elks plated a six-spot off a weakening George Wilson in their final turn at bat. Every batter in the lineup of the winners had at least one safety as Hughie Craigen swatted a double and two singles in leading the way.

M. Mapes (L) and Westbook
Wilson (W) and Cline

STANDINGS             W       L      Pct.
Moose Jaw Motors     11       1     .917
St. Joseph’s          8       4     .667
Elks                  5       7     .417
Yeomen                0      12     .000

(July 7)  A decision was made by the executive of the Moose Jaw City Baseball League to cancel the franchise of the Yeomen entry for the second-half of the schedule.


(July 9)  Before a record crowd, Moose Jaw Motors, first-half champions, started the second half of the annual campaign with a 9 to 2 victory over the Elks. A five-run outburst by the Motormen in the second spasm set the tone for the game. George Haigh had no difficulty in taking the complete-game mound decision.

Kent (L), Gofine (2) and xxx
Haigh (W) and xxx

(July 11)  Molly Mapes garnered the hillock verdict over his brother Roy in their second-half mound clash in which St. Joseph’s triumphed over the Elks 5 to 2. The Saints’ moundsman had the better of the duel with his sibling from start to finish, surrendering but one earned run on seven hits while fanning seven. Roy Mapes was nicked for 11 safeties and had four strikeouts. Hughie Craigen notched a double and two singles for the Saints.

R. Mapes (L) and Cline
M. Mapes (W) and Mills

(July 14)  Moose Jaw Motors added another notch to their belt of victories by dumping St. Joseph’s 11 to 3. George Haigh, the star hurler of the sable-clad Motors’ aggregation, turned in a great game, whiffing 13 while giving up just one earned run. Losing twirler Les Mapes lasted just three frames on the slab, yielding nine runs with his wildness contributing largely to his difficulties. Catcher Hal Kerr of the Gasoline Gang was the game’s most timely hitter, driving in five runs with two doubles and a single. Teammate “Red” McCauley also punched out three safeties, all singles.

Haigh (W) and Kerr
L. Mapes (L) R. Mapes (4) and Cline, H. Craigen

(July 16)  Opposing pitchers George Haigh of the Moose Jaw Motors aggregation and the Elks’ Charlie Banting showed the way to their teammates when it came to hitting in a seven-inning tilt in which the Garagemen prevailed 8 to 6. A half-dozen counters by the Gasoline Gang in the seventh stanza sewed up the victory. Haigh led the wandsmen of the Motors crew with three safeties while Banting clouted a brace of bingles for the Wapiti.

Banting (L) and Mills
Haigh (W) and Kerr

(July 18)  Playing errorless ball, the Elks bested St. Joseph’s 4 to 1. Berle Burke, a left-hander from Assiniboia, held the Saints to six hits and fanned an equal number in recording the pitching win. The Antlered Brethren rocked losing heaver Roy Mapes for a dozen base raps with “Red” Eagles, “Haddo” Mills and S. Scott all gleaning a pair of safeties. Mapes singled twice for the Joe’s.

Burke (W) and Mills
R. Mapes (L) and Dixon

(July 21)  Despite being out-hit 15 to 12, the Moose Jaw Motors nine was more efficient in coming up with timely swats and used that advantage to defeat St. Joseph’s 6 to 4. George Haigh secured the pitching win over George Wilson as both chuckers went the distance. Jim MacDonald/McDonald of the pace-setting Motormen and St. Joe’s Floyd Dixon both picked up three base knocks with MacDonald/McDonald having a triple and double in his total of swats. 

Wilson (L) and Dixon
Haigh (W) and Kerr

(July 23)  Moose Jaw Motors nosed out the Elks 6 to 5 before the season’s largest crowd at Exhibition Park. The Elks, with an 11 to 9 advantage in base hits, had the contest within their grasp on several occasions as a result of miscues by the Motormen but winning twirler George Haigh’s penuriousness with runners on base prevented an upset from taking place. “Doc” Johnson, with three hits and a sacrifice fly, was the lone member of the Brother Bills who had timely success against Haigh, driving in four of the five runs credited to his team. Losing flinger “Lefty” Burke pitched well in every inning but the fourth when the Gasoline Gang registered a four-spot. Outfielder Fleenor of the victors and the Antlered Herd’s Don Mills both delivered a double and single.   

Burke (L) and Fennel
Haigh (W) and Kerr

(July 25)  In a feverish, free-hitting contest, St. Joseph’s captured a City League fixture from the Elks by a 9 to 8 count. The Horned Herd slapped out 16 safeties to 14 for the Saints. Shortpatcher Laurie Westbrook of the Joe’s clipped losing heaver Ben Gofine for four bingles, all one-base raps. “Red” Eagles, Fred Mowbray and flychaser S. Scott all got to winning flinger Roy Mapes for a triad of one-baggers. Scott’s base knocks resulted in four RBI’s. 

R. Mapes (W) and Dixon
Gofine (L) and Fennel

(July 28)  A bit of luck helped the pace-setting Moose Jaw Motors nine reel off another victory, a 3 to 2 conquest of St. Joseph’s in a six-inning, darkness-shortened affair. The Motormen plated all three of their markers on a trio of errors by the Saints and a hit by Murray Waugh in the third round. The hurling George Haigh and Roy Mapes limited each side to six safeties as winning slabster Haigh, with a pair of singles, was the only batter to achieve plural hit totals. . 

Haigh (W) and Yorke
R Mapes (L) and Phillips

(July 30)  Moose Jaw Motors sustained defeat for the first time in the second-half of the schedule, and for only the second time all season, when they were doubled 6 to 3 by the Elks. Portsider Berle Burke, the Elks’ new slab artist, was the stumbling block of the Gasoline Gang, allowing only five scattered hits, one of which was of the scratch variety, fanned five and walked only one. Gordon “Smokey” Wilson did the twirling for the Motormen and was clipped for ten safeties including two each by S. Scott, “Haddo” Mills, “Jiggs” Jenner and “Doc” Johnson.

Burke (W) and Mills
Wilson (L) and Kerr

(August 6)  Chiefly through the generosity of losing heaver Ben Gofine, Moose Jaw Motors captured a seven-inning tilt from the Elks by a score of 5 to 2. In spite of the soggy diamond, the teams played reasonably well but Gofine lost the verdict when he allowed two runs to score on wild pitches, another to cross the pan on his overthrow to third base and a fourth as a result of hitting a batter who would ultimately come all the way around to plate another tally. Aside from his wildness, Gofine was nicked for eight safeties while the Antlered Herd were skimming the offerings of winning slabster George Haigh for six safeties. Haigh was also the most impactful offensive weapon for the Motormen, slamming a run-scoring triple and a double.

Gofine (L) and Mills
Haigh (W) and Kerr

(August 8)  Airtight pitching by Charlie Banting who allowed but three hits, one of which was a scratchy infield roller, enabled the Elks to blank St. Joseph’s 2 to 0. The five-inning game, watched by a shivering bevy of fans, ended after 45 minutes of play when rain intervened. Faultless defensive support was accorded Banting who fanned five, hit one batter and didn’t issue a walk. Roy Mapes, who did the slabbing for the Saints, was steady except in the second stanza when the Antlered Tribe put together five of their six hits to plate both of their tallies. “Doc” Johnson had two singles to lead the Wapiti at the plate.  

R. Mapes (L) and Cline
Banting (W) and Mills

(August 11)  A pair of fourth-inning errors by the front-running Moose Jaw Motors nine led to a brace of unearned runs which were enough for the St. Joseph’s balltossers to squeeze out a 3 to 2 victory over the pace-setting Motormen after 6-1/2 innings of darkness-abbreviated City League action. Roy Mapes, nicked for seven safeties but assisted by a pair of double plays, captured the hurling decision although losing right-hander George Haigh, with eight strikeouts and a measly four hits yielded, had superior results on the slab. Catcher Hal Kerr of the Gasoline Gang poked a pair of doubles to pace the willow wielders.

Haigh (L) and Kerr
R. Mapes (W) and Phillips

STANDINGS             W       L       Pct.
Moose Jaw Motors      7       2      .778
Elks                  4       6      .400
St. Joseph’s          3       6      .333

(August 13)  Moose jaw Motors and the elks battled to a 3 – 3 draw at the Exhibition grounds after a pitcher’s duel between George Haigh and “Lefty” Burke which darkness terminated at the end of the seventh inning. The  portsider of the Brother Bills set the league leaders down on five hits, walked on and fanned five while Haigh gave up six hits while swishing a dozen. Jim MacDonald drove in two runs for the Motormen with a triple while two singles off the bat of the Antlered Tribe’s ”Haddo” Mills produced the same result. 

Haigh and Kerr
Burke  and Mills

(August 15)  In a game in which errors played a more important part in scoring than did safe hits, St. Joseph’s took the measure of the Elks by a 4 to 1 count. Only one earned run, that being plated by the Joe’s, was manufactured during the abbreviated seven-spasm affair. Winning chucker Roy Mapes surrendered six hits while Berle Burke, the Elks’ portside heaver, gave up just four safeties. Hughie Craigen of the Saints, with a double and single, was the only batter in the contest with plural hit figures. 

Burke (L) and Mills
R. Mapes (W) and Phillips

(August 18)  Witnessed by the season’s largest gathering of fans, Moose Jaw Motors took the measure of the red-shirted St. Joseph’s baseballers 7 to 3 in a six-inning, darkness-shortened tilt. The Garagemen were worthy winners as the Catholics kicked away many opportunities and played a poor defensive game. “Lefty” Salwick hurled the first four chapters for the victors while George Haigh mopped up in the fifth and sixth. Clouting three singles off complete-game loser Roy Mapes was first sacker “Red” McCauley of the Motormen while second baseman “Biff” McTavish added a triple and one-bagger. Hugh Craigen drove in two of the Saints’ counters with a brace of singles.

R. Mapes (L) and Phillips
Salwick (W), Haigh (5) and Kerr

(August 22)  The Elks won by a narrow 3 to 1 verdict from St. Joseph’s to even their second-half record to six wins and an equal number of losses. “Lefty” Burke of the Antlered Brethren, with a sparkling four-hitter, ousted the Saints’ Roy Mapes in the mound joust that ensued over the course of the affair, limited to six spasms because of darkness. Outfielder Fred Mowbray led the six-hit offense for the Wapiti with a brace of one-baggers.

R.Mapes (L) and Phillips
Burke (W) and Mills

(August 23)  Although outgunned in hits by a 13 to 10 margin, the Elks took advantage of opposition errors at critical moments to capture a 7 to 6 decision from league-leading Moose Jaw Motors in an exciting ten-inning City League encounter. Third baseman Chuck Robinson, first to bat for the Fraternal Lodgemen in the bottom-of-the-overtime session, laced a three-bagger off losing twirler George Haigh and raced home with the deciding counter when the throw from the outer pasture to the hot corner station was well off-target. “Lefty” Burke, with seven whiffs, got the win in the heavy-hitting tilt. Fred Mowbray once again led the Antlered Tribe with the baton, stroking a double and single. 

Haigh (L) and Kerr
Burke (W) and Mills

(August 25)  A 6 to 0 whitewashing of St. Joseph’s moved the front-running Moose Jaw Motors squad closer to annexing the second-half pennant and overall championship of the City League. George Haigh, hurling ace of the Oil & Gas purveyors, fanned nine and allowed only three scattered hits in the six-stanza affair, terminated because of darkness. “Red” McCauley singled three times for the Motormen.

Haigh (W) and Kerr
R. Mapes (L) and H. Craigen

(August 27)  The banishment of outfielder Gordon “Smokey” Wilson from the game, leaving the Moose Jaw Motors squad with just eight players, resulted in a 9 to 0 forfeiture win for the Elks. The ejection took place in the seventh stanza with the Brother Bills in front 10 to 5. Wilson had three singles in three tries against winning chucker “Lefty” Burke before his dissatisfaction with a pitch call on his fourth at-bat which led to his allegedly cussing at the umpire.

Haigh (L) and Kerr
Burke (W) and Mills

(August 29)  The Elks blanked the cellar-dwelling St. Joseph’s nine 3 to 0 to edge to within two full games of the front-running Moose Jaw Motors aggregation. Both pitchers of record, winning tosser Charlie Banting, and the Saints’ Roy Mapes were nicked for five safeties.

Banting (W) and xxx
R. Mapes (L) and Phillips

(September 1)  Moose Jaw Motors defeated St. Joseph’s 7 to 5 in a loosely-played, six-inning tilt that ended prematurely with the onset of dark skies. The win for the Motormen puts them in a commanding position for the second-half pennant. George Haigh pitched steadily in securing the seven-hit win. Outfielder Gordon Wilson poked a brace of doubles and first baseman “Red McCauley launched a home run as part of the Gas Gang’s nine-hit assault against losing heaver Roy Mapes.

R. Mapes (L) and H. Craigen
Haigh (W) and Kerr

STANDINGS            W       L      Pct.
Moose Jaw Motors    10       4     .714
Elks                 8       7     .533
St. Joseph’s         4      11     .267

(September 3)  Pushing across seven tallies in the second stanza of a five-inning, darkness-abbreviated clash, the Elks maintained their slim hope of a second-half pennant by bouncing the league-leading Moose Jaw Motors contingent 7 to 2. A grand-slam home run by third baseman A.A. “Al” Armstrong of the Brother Bills was the decisive blow of the early outburst. “Lefty” Burke won on a six-hitter against George Haigh who was raked for eight safeties. Armstrong added a one-bagger later in the contest to go along with his round-tripper. Catcher Hal Kerr had a double and single for the Motormen.

Burke (W) and Mills
Haigh (L) and Kerr

(September 5)  The never-say-die Elks continued their late and desperate fight for second-half supremacy by whitewashing St. Joseph’s 6 to 0 to move to within a full game of pace-setting Moose Jaw Motors. Charlie Banting rationed the Saints to just one hit, a first-inning single by Johnny Dawson. Catcher Don Mills registered three of the dozen bingles picked up by the Antlered Herd.  

R. Mapes (L) and H. Craigen
Banting (W) and Mills

(September 6)  After taking an early lead, the cellar-dwelling St. Joseph’s band of diamondeers faltered badly in the closing stages of their fixture with league-leading Moose Jaw Motors and finally succumbed 11 to 7, assuring the Gasoline Gang of no worse than a tie for the second-half pennant. Losing pitcher Jimmy Mahoney started off in great style for the Saints but began unravelling in the middle sessions when the Motormen took control of things. It was a heavy-hitting affair with the Joe’s enjoying a slight 16 to 15 base rap advantage over the Oil & Gas Purveyors. Murray Waugh clubbed two doubles and a single for the winners while Hughie Craigen and “Fuzzy” Pascoe both clipped winning flinger George Haigh for a triad of one-baggers.

Haigh (W) and Kerr
Mahoney (L) and Fennel

(September 8)  With big Jim MacDonald on the mound and allowing only four scattered singles, Moose Jaw Motors clipped St. Joseph’s 5 to 3 in a five-inning affray to capture the second-half pennant and the overall league championship of the Moose Jaw City circuit. The Motormen charged in front with a two-run homer by catcher Hal Kerr in the opening round and were never headed. Gordon “Smokey” Wilson and Murray Waugh  both nicked losing flinger Roy Mapes for a double and single.
MacDonald (W) and Kerr
R. Mapes (L) and Fennel

STANDINGS             W       L     Pct.
Moose Jaw Motors     12       5    .706
Elks                 10       7    .588
St. Joseph’s          4      14    .222

(September 13 – 25)  Provincial senior amateur baseball finals  Saskatoon Knights of Columbus vs Moose Jaw Motors


(May 24)  “Casey” Moroschan’s two-hit pitching was the story as the Weyburn baseball troopers whitewashed the hosting Estevan nine 3 to 0 in a battle of Soo Line rivals. Losing chucker Norman “Hec” McLeod also tossed a magnificent game, surrendering just four safeties. Both moundsmen racked up 11 strikeouts in this clash in which no lumber wielder from either side registered plural hit totals. The lone extra-base swats in the contest were doubles off the bats of catcher Dakin/Dakins of the winners and Estevan first sacker Holmgren.

Moroschan (W) and Dakin/Dakins
N. McLeod (L) and D. McLeod

(June 6)  A five-run first inning ignited the Macoun balltossers to an 11 to 7 triumph over the invading Weyburn diamondeers in an exhibition tilt. Veteran flinger Wally Shupe hurled the mound victory while utility player Kennefick was nailed with the loss. 

Kennefick (L) and Dakin/Dakins
Shupe (W) and Westerberg

(June 8)  Weyburn knocked off Osage 8 to 5 in an exhibition game limited to five innings. Winning pitcher “Casey” Moroschan, his batterymate Dakin and flychaser Muirhead each garnered a brace of bingles for the victorious nine while outfielders Stewart and E. White of the Osage crew duplicated the feat.

Moroschan (W) and Dakin/Dakins
Shull (L) and R. Milligan

(June 17)  Weyburn’s “Lefty” Hartman surrendered just three hits and whiffed 18 in pitching his club to a narrow 2 to 1 win over the semi-pro club from Dooley MT in the opener of their two-game series. Weyburn opened the scoring in the fourth frame when Revere “Babe” Brossard singled home outfielder Stavely who had reached base on a two-bagger. A bases-empty circuit-clout by Dooley’s McKenna in the fifth knotted the count. An errant relay throw to the plate, following an infield cutoff of the Dooley catcher’s peg to the keystone sack during a successful Weyburn double steal, allowed the hosts to plate the winning marker in the seventh panel.

Kingsley (L) and xxx
Hartman (W) and Dakin/Dakins

(June 18)  With almost perfect defensive support by his mates, “Casey” Moroschan went the distance on the bump as Weyburn dumped Dooley MT 4 to 1 to sweep their two-game set. The Soo-Liners never trailed after opening the scoring in the first inning.

xxx (L) and xxx
Moroschan (W) and Dakin/Dakins

(July 31)  Homestanding Grenfell and Weyburn split a doubleheader, the hosts capturing the opener 6 to 4 while the visitors rebounded for a 5 to 0 win in the nightcap. The matinee contest was a slugfest with both squads spanking the spheroid for 14 base knocks as winning flinger Hogg had a decided edge in defensive support over losing twirler “Casey” Moroschan. Eighth-inning runs by Borchardt and Page broke a 4 – 4 tie and gave Grenfell the victory.

Moroschan (L) and Dakin/Dakins
Hogg (W) and xxx

In the evening game, Weyburn’s “Lefty” Hartman was in fine form, putting goose eggs on the scoreboard throughout with a five-hitter. “Gizzy” Hart drove in the first two Weyburn tallies, one in the first on a double and the other in the fourth with a one-bagger. Outfielder McRobert’s double plated a third run in the sixth stanza. Revere “Babe” Brossard tripled to drive in counters four and five in the eighth.

Hartman (W) and Dakin/Dakins
xxx (L) and xxx

(August 4)  Under threatening skies, the Grenfell baseballers journeyed to Weyburn for double-dip action and conquered the homesters 11 to 2 to begin proceedings at the Exhibition grounds diamond but dropped the evening tilt 4 to 2. The Soo Liners appeared listless in the opener and losing chucker “Casey” Moroschan was far from being in top form, getting the hook in the fifth panel. Weyburn’s Kennefick and Grenfell’s Derby each had three resounding safe swats.

xxx (W) and xxx
Moroschan (L), Brossard (5) and Dakin/Dakins

Coming to life in the late fracas, the Weyburn squad played errorless afield behind winning mound artist Al “Lefty” Hartman. Clever base running aided immensely in the defeat of southpaw Armstrong, the Grenfell hurler’s first setback of the campaign. Hartman’s offensive production was largely responsible for aiding his winning mound effort, a theft of home in the opening chapter and then a run-scoring triple in the third plating the second Weyburn marker. Only Morgan of the Grenfell nine, who had three base hits including two doubles, was able to consistently knick Hartman’s armour.

Armstrong (L) and xxx
Hartman (W) and Dakin/Dakins

(August 9)  Playing high-class baseball on a Park de Young diamond that was in poor condition, the invading Weyburn diamondeers and the Regina All-Stars battled to a ten-inning, 4 – 4 draw in the opener of an exhibition twin-bill. Then, in front of the largest gathering of Queen City fans this season, the visitors scored all nine of their runs in the sixth inning to prevail 9 to 8 in the twilight affair.

“Casey” Moroschan and Bill Bannister locked horns as mound opponents in the lid-lifter in which the Weyburnites had a 9 to 6 margin in base hits. For seven innings, Moroschan had the upper hand as each of the Stars, aside from four who drew free passes, were sent back to the dugout hitless. He weakened in the eighth, however, and the Reginans plated a triad to tie things up. Both teams went scoreless in the ninth and, in the lone overtime session, the visitors appeared to have it stowed away when “Gizzy” Hart’s single and three All-Star errors put them in front 4 to 3. George Dent’s timely double in the tenth breathed life back into the Regina cause. Following a walk, Jack Rowand then connected for a single to plate Dent with the tying tally. After one had been retired, Moroschan then made a spectacular catch of Stew Leigh’s line drive and doubled Rowand at first to end the inning. The game was called at this point to allow the teams a break before starting the evening joust.  “Lefty” Hartman, patrolling the left pasture for the Weyburn nine in this affair, had a triple and single to emerge as the game’s top swatter.

Moroschan and Dakin/Dakins
Bannister and McDougall

The All-Stars banged out a dozen safe knocks in the sunset event and had a two-run bulge heading into the sixth before the Soo Liners came to life with their nine-spot to take a commanding lead. The big blow during the uprising was a bases-loaded double by “Casey” Moroschan. The hosts tallied four in the bottom of that fateful frame and singletons in the seventh and eight to narrow the gap to one but were unable to push across the tying marker. Ernie Runkle had three singles in a losing cause while Moroschan led the victors’ 8-hit attack, adding a triple to his 3-RBI double.

Hartman (W) and Dakin/Dakins
Rodgers/Rogers (L) and McDougall

(August 21)  In the final two home games of the 1924 season for the Weyburn nine, the hosts and the Regina All-Stars divided honors. Playing errorless ball behind the strong hurling of Tommy Green, the visitors took the afternoon encounter 2 to 1 while the home squad evened things up by annexing the twilight battle 6 to 1.
Next to Green’s superb work on the hillock in the opener, the feature of the contest was Regina outfielder Jack Rowand’s throw to the plate to nip Weyburn’s “Lefty” Hartman with the potential tying run. Hartman had tripled and was trying to stretch his three-bagger into an inside-the-park round-tripper when Rowand’s laser gunned him down at the platter. Queen City shortpatcher Ernie Runkle, with a triple and single, was the lone swatsmith in the joust to accumulate two hits.

Green (W) and McDougall
Moroschan (L) and Dakin/Dakins

Weyburn lit up loser Bill Rodgers/Rogers and reliever Green for 13 safeties in the owl encounter. Winning flinger Hartman fanned nine was nicked for six Regina base raps, including a brace of doubles by Runkle. Second baseman Kennefick stroked a pair of two-baggers and a single for the winners.

Rodgers/Rogers (L), Green (6) and McDougall
Hartman (W) and Dakin/Dakins

(August 23)  A pair of tie games, the first a 12-inning marathon and the follow-up a regulation nine-inning encounter, defined the doubleheader played at Regina’s Park de Young between the invading Weyburn balltossers and the hosting Regina All-Stars. The results were identical 2 – 2 scores in both the first encounter, which was terminated after three rounds of overtime, as well as in the late affair which was halted by darkness. Ironman Tommy Green pitched all 21 innings for the Capital City crew before an overflow crowd.

Moroschan and Dakin/Dakins
Green and McDougall

Hartman and Dakin/Dakins
Green and McDougall

(August 25)  In a fitting end to the season, the evenly-matched Weyburn diamond pastimers and the Regina All-stars split their double-bill at Park de Young, the Stars winning convincingly 11 to 6 in the matinee clash while the Soo Liners doubled the Reginans 8 to 4 in the finale.

The All-Stars lit into the offerings of losing pitcher “Casey” Moroschan for 15 base blows in a decisive first-game performance. Winning mound artist Tommy Green was nicked for eight safeties. Regina shortstop Ernie Runkle was the hitting star of the skirmish, connecting for a triple and two doubles.

Moroschan (L) and Dakin/Dakins
Green (W) and McDougall

“Lefty” Hartman tamed the hard-hitting Reginans with a seven-hitter in the wind-up match, ringing up 11 punchouts along the way. Hartman also pounded a home run and a single in aiding his hillock performance. The Weyburn nine collected a dozen base knocks off a trio of Queen City slabmen as “Casey” Moroschan led the way with four singles. Teammate “Babe” Brossard registered a double and two one-baggers while Capital City backstop McDougall checked in with three singles.

Hartman (W) and Dakin/Dakins
Bannister (L), White (3), Green (6) and McDougall








(August 3)  Standings with two games left on the regular-season schedule.

STANDINGS      W      L      T     
Sceptre        7      6      1    
Leader         7      6      0    
Prelate        5      7      1 



Manor :

(August 15)  Antler, winners of the eastern division, decisioned Manor, western division titlists 7 to 4 to capture the 1924 Moose Mountain Baseball League crown.

Ross (W) and xxx
Jacobi (L) and xxx


Findlater *

* 1924 pennant winner


Indian Head




Blue Hill
Briercrest :


(August 16)  Briercrest scored three times in the eighth inning to defeat Blue Hill 12 to 9 to annex the playoff finals. Catcher Emil belted a home run for the champions.

McCauley (L) and T. Norman
Borgman (W) and Emil


Viscount (first-half pennant winners)