1925 Game Reports / Alberta     


White Sox

(May 6)  Over 3,500 fans crammed into Mewata Park to witness a sizzling opening game in the City Amateur League in which the defending champion Athletics punctuated the solid White Sox defense for the tying tally in the seventh stanza and then went of to capture the spoils 7 to 2. Nursing a 1 – 0 lead attained in the fourth frame on Fred Henderson’s RBI-single, the Sox were playing remarkably well behind losing twirler Bill Walker until the seventh when Joe McGoldrick’s error allowed “Pudge” Mackenzie to cross the pan with the equalizer. The A’s moved ahead by a brace in the eighth when Paul Thompson doubled home Ronnie Martin and scampered all the way around as well when his brother, “Tiny” Thompson, let the horsehide get by him in the outer pasture. Four additional counters in the ninth sealed the deal for the victors. To Bobby MacKenzie goes the credit for the inaugural mound win as he held the hard-pounding Pale Hose to just five base raps, including a pair of singles by ex-teammate Thompson, while racking up ten strikeouts. Every Athletic player connected for a hit and one was all that each batter gleaned. 

R. MacKenzie (W) and P. MacKenzie
Walker (L) and Henderson, Goss (9)

(May 8)  After inserting himself into the lineup as a seventh inning outfield replacement, playing-manager Frank “Red” Smith of the Hustlers stepped up to the plate in the eighth episode and cracked a two-run single to tie the score at 4 – 4 and later plated the winning run on a wild pitch by reliever Bill Walker as the Hillhurst nine copped a 5 to 4 victory over the White Sox. Once again, the hard-luck Sox were unable to hold a lead in the late innings. They also came up short in the bottom-of-the-ninth when, with one out and runners at the corners, they had an excellent opportunity to score but failed to produce. Top willow-wielder in the contest was Pale Hose third sacker H. Riley who clubbed a double and a pair of one-baggers. Stewart Lucas fanned six and yielded eight hits in earning the complete-game knoll decision.

Lucas (W) and M. Smith
Brooks, Loucks (L) (8), Walker (8) and Henderson

(May 11)  A two-run single by outfielder Paul Thompson in the bottom-of-the-eighth episode broke a 4 – 4 tie and spearheaded the Athletics to a 7 to 4 conquest of the Hustlers at Mewata Park. Thompson later plated the A’s final counter on an RBI-single off the bat of winning flinger George “Lefty” Dyer. The mound encounter featured a southpaw duel with Dyer facing another portsider, “Lefty” Brown, of the Hillhurst squad. After the sting of Harold Braithwaite cracking a an opening-canto home run, Dyer pitched a steady game and was given adequate defensive backing. His third-round solo four-bagger temporarily knotted the count. Dyer finished with an eight-hitter while Brown, nicked for nine safeties, did not have quite as good support from his mates.  

Brown (L) and M. Smith
Dyer (W) and S. Savage

(May 13)  Outhit by an 8 to 4 margin, the White Sox still managed to win for the first time this season when they put together a four-run rally in the eighth round, sparked by “Chubby” Scott’s timely two-run double, to get past the Hustlers 5 to 3. Fielding was rather spotty on both sides as only two runs, both by the losing Hillhurst nine, were earned. Losing hurler Stewart Lucas, with seven strikeouts and three free passes, deserved a better fate as the six miscues his teammates committed always seemed to open the door with scoring opportunities for the Sox. Winning hurler Bill Walker, who fanned five and walked two, was at his best with ducks on the pond, stranding eight baserunners. John Gerlitz, with two singles, had half the hit total engineered by the Pale Hose. The Hustlers’ Harold Braithwaite and Donnie McFadyen also poked out a pair of one-baggers. 

Walker (W) and Henderson
Lucas (L) and M. Smith

(May 18)  Opening up with a four-spot in the top-of-the-first-inning, the White Sox stayed in control the rest of the way and handed the Athletics their first loss of the campaign, a 6 to 2 setback. Southpaw flinger Bill Mulholland of the A’s got off to a rough start during that opening-canto lapse, yielding three of the seven safeties he would eventually give up, including a two-run single to outfielder McDonald, but managed to pull himself together while winning slabster Bill Walker for the Sox  was consistently steady throughout despite being plucked for eight bingles. None of the batters in the lineup of the victorious Snow Stockings had more than one hit while three of the vanquished nine, infielders Murphy, Jean Bride and Ronnie Martin, each picked up two singles. 

Walker (W) and Henderson
Mulholland (L) and Savage

(May 20)  The Hustlers created a three-cornered tie for leadership in the Senior Amateur loop when they nosed out the Athletics 4 to 3 in an exciting fixture at Mewata Park. The Hillhurst nine, outswatted 11 to 7, took a 4 – 1 lead in the fourth frame but were forced to hang on for the victory as Jean Bride of the charging A’s, making a desperate plunge for the plate in the ninth canto as the tying run, was tagged by catcher Art “Blood” Howard for the final out of the game. Stewart Lucas whiffed seven and walked one in recording the knoll verdict over Bobby MacKenzie, who fanned three and gave up one free pass. More importantly, Lucas stranded 11 Athletic baserunners. Bride, with a trio of one-base raps, topped the hit parade. The most productive blow of the encounter was a two-run single by Murray Smith of the victors. 

R. Mackenzie (L) and P. MacKenzie
Lucas (W) and Howard

(May 27)  A poor start by losing pitcher Bobby MacKenzie cost the Athletics the Senior Amateur League leadership when the White Sox ascended to the top of the standings with a 6 to 2 win. Four runs surrendered by the right-hander during the second and third innings proved to be the unseating of the defending champions and led to MacKenzie being yanked after 2-2/3 sessions on the knoll. The Pale Hose registered 13 hits as outfielder E.W. Borgens led the way with a double and two singles. Paul Thompson, with a two-bagger and single, topped the Athletics’ ten-safety offense against winning heaver Billy Walker. 

R. MacKenzie (L), Dyer (3), Bride (5) and P. MacKenzie, Love
Walker (W) and Henderson

(May 29)  Trailing 3 – 1 entering the ninth inning, the Hustlers rallied for a deuce to tie the score and, in the bonus round of play, exploded for a five-spot to win 8 to 3 and dethrone the White Sox as league leaders. “Lefty” Brown, with a six-hitter and eight strikeouts, was fully deserving of the hurling triumph. Losing flinger Brooks appeared to have things in hand until a leadoff walk, an error, an RBI-single by Andy Baxter and Brown’s sacrifice fly evened things out at 3 – 3 in the ninth. Then, in the tenth, Brooks began to unravel allowing a base-on-balls along with five hits, including a two-run single by Jack Thomson and Baxter’s triple that drove in two more, as the Hillhurst nine took command. He completed the engagement after being stung for 13 safeties, three of which were singles off the bat of catcher Murray Smith. Thomson had a double in addition to his overtime single. No one from the Snow Stockings managed to acquire more than one bingle.

Brown (W) and M. Smith
Brooks (L) and Henderson

STANDINGS            W        L         Pct.
Hustlers             3        2        .600
White Sox            3        3        .500
Athletics            2        3        .400

(June 1)  A spirted last-inning rally by the defending-champion Athletics fell just short as they were edged 3 to 2 by the Hustlers. Rangy flinger Stewart Lucas of the Hillhurst squad was steady in the pinches, pulling himself out of a couple of bad holes to carry his club to victory over Bill Mulholland who southpawed in elegant fashion for the A’s. Andy Baxter crashed a triple and two singles for the victors while third baseman Stoddart delivered a double and one-bagger. Paul Thomson and playing-manager Rosie Helmer of the vanquished nine both connected for a two-bagger and single.

Lucas (W) and M. Smith
Mulholland (L) and S. Savage

(June 8)  The successful execution of a delayed double steal in the eighth episode of an exciting 1 – 1 encounter provided the White Sox with the deciding tally in a 2 to 1 victory over the Athletics. With Sox runners parked at first and third, John Gerlitz of the Pale Hose broke from first for the keystone sack as losing twirler Bill Mulholland made his delivery to the dish. Athletics’ catcher “Pudge” Mackenzie instantaneously fired the horsehide in the direction of the impending theft. A return throw to the plate by A’s second sacker “Dutch” Gainor, who cut MacKenzie’s peg off, was too late to catch Hank Palfrey steamrolling in from the hot corner station with what proved to be the winning encounter. Strikeouts came in droves as winning hurler Bill Walker fanned 13 while losing chucker Mulholland whiffed a dozen. The losers managed to out swat the Snow Stockings by a 9 to 6 margin as outfielder Archie McTeer led all batters with three singles.

Mulholland (L) and P. MacKenzie
Walker (W) and Henderson

(June 13)  A ninth-inning single by infielder Donnie McFadyen, with one down, was the lone hit garnered by the Hustlers off the puzzling assortment of benders presented by White Sox hurler Bill Walker during a game in which the Sox prevailed 9 to 2. Playing on a sticky infield which resulted in a dozen errors, nine by the White Sox, scoring opportunities for both squads were inflated, in particular, for the Hillhurst nine. Losing flinger “Lefty” Brown was roughed up for 14 bingles by the Pale Hose batters including three singles apiece by “Tiny” Thompson and Walker. Outfielder E. Borgens added a triple and single while Johnny Gerlitz delivered a double and one-bagger. 

Walker (W) and Carvell
Brown (L) and Elder

(June 15)  Losers of five in a row, the defending-champion Athletics used timely hitting and steady fielding to regain their touch and cop a narrow 5 to 4 decision from the Hustlers. Winning tosser Bobby Mackenzie spun an eight-hitter in keeping the Hillhurst band at bay. Stewart Lucas, flinging ace of the Hustlers, was stung with the defeat despite pitching great ball. His six-hit mound effort was nullified with very wobbly defensive backing from his mates who were charged with seven errors. Three unearned runs were the result. Second sacker “Dutch” Gainor provided the power for the A’s, slamming a solo home run and a run-scoring triple. MacKenzie added a brace of singles. Harold Braithwaite led the vanquished nine with the lumber, pounding a three-bagger and a pair of one-base raps. George Wiggs and Donnie McFadyen followed with two singles each.

Lucas (L) and Howard
R. Mackenzie (W) and P. MacKenzie

(June 19)  Making a concerted effort to vacate the cellar position, the Athletics won their second game in succession, knocking off the White Sox 4 to 1 behind the four-hit hurling of “Lefty” Dyer. Eddie Kadlec, in his first appearance in a Pale Hose uniform, was derricked from the clay heap in the fifth frame after surrendering five of the six safeties garnered by the victors. Wobbly fielding by his mates in the early stages of the game put him behind the eight-ball. Jean Bride knocked in two of the A’s tallies with a fifth-frame single that ended the scoring. Outfielder Emil Borgens of the Sox, with a pair of singles, was the lone batter in the engagement with a plural tally of safeties.

Kadlec (L), Walker (5) and Henderson
Dyer (W) and S. Savage

STANDINGS            W        L         Pct.
White Sox            5        4        .556
Hustlers             4        4        .500
Athletics            4        5        .444

(June 24)  A brilliant running catch by flychaser “Tiny” Thompson with two retired in the ninth inning salvaged a no-hitter for White Sox slab artist Bill Walker as the front-runners fortified their position with a 7 to 1 conquest of the Athletics. Walker fanned seven, gave up one walk and was the victim of five errors by his mates, two of those miscues occurring in the seventh spasm when Archie McTeer plated the A’s lone counter. Losing flinger Bill Mulholland was exiled to the showers after giving up six runs on seven hits in 3-1/3 innings of mound toil. Shortpatcher Bill Fleming paced the balanced nine-hit offense of the Sox with a triple and single.

Mulholland (L), R. MacKenzie (4) and S. Savage
Walker (W) and Henderson

(June 26)  A 4 to 2 doubling of the White Sox in an erratic performance by both teams allowed the Hustlers to rattle their way into head port of the Senior Amateur Baseball League by mere percentage points in one of the most indifferent performances of the entire season. Stewart Lucas hurled in fine form for the Hillhurst aggregation, walking one, breezing nine and yielding six hits, but his backing was unsteady. The victors had a dozen base raps and were aided by six Sox miscues but left ten baserunners stranded. Third baseman Stoddart singled three times for the winners. 

Lucas (W) and Howard
Kadlec (L), Walker (7) and Henderson, Carvell (5)

(June 29)  With a 6 to 2 pasting of the Athletics, the Hustlers fortified their slim lead atop the congested Senior Amateur loop standings. The Hillhurst nine pounded losing twirler Bobby MacKenzie for 13 safeties while the A’s were only able to manage four hits off winning flinger “Lefty” Brown. MacKenzie suffered a broken collarbone when Harold Braithwaite rammed into him in a close play at the plate with two out in the ninth inning. George Wiggs collected a double and two singles for the winners while Brown belted a triple and two-bagger. Playing-manager Frank “Red” Smith swatted a triple and one-bagger. Paul Thompson accounted for all the scoring by the cellar-dwellers, launching a two-run homer in the sixth.

Brown (W) and M. Smith
R. MacKenzie (L), Mulholland (9) and P. MacKenzie

(July 3)  Presented with four runs in the first inning, the White Sox got out of the gate with gusto and went on to cop a 7 to 5 decision from the Hustlers, a win which moved the Pale Hose back into the lead in the Senior Amateur circuit, a half-game in front of the Hillhurst nine. The Mewata Park affair was marked with some controversy with winning pitcher Bill Walker being accused of doctoring the horsehide with a foreign substance, the ejection of Sox slugger “Tiny” Thompson and an injury to first baseman “Chubby” Scott of the Ivory Legs.  Both teams appeared listless at times, probably due to so much time recently on the road in exhibition and tournament play. George Wiggs of the Hustlers kept up his hot hitting of late by stroking three singles. Walker was best with the baton for the victors, getting to losing chucker Stewart Lucas for a double and single.

Walker (W) and Henderson
Lucas (L) and Howard

(July 13)  Following several days without play with the Calgary Stampede in town, action within the Senior Amateur League resumed as the Hustlers moved back into a tie for the league leadership with a 7 to 4 decision over the Athletics. The defending champions amassed ten hits to eight for the Hillhurst aggregation but blew numerous opportunities to score, leaving no less than 15 gallopers on the lime tracks. It was a tough loss for Bill Mulholland to endure as he did some fine hurling, allowing only two earned runs. Winning heaver “Lefty” Brown was good in the pinches and was well backed. Playing-manager Rosie Helmer and Pudge MacKenzie of the losing A’s led the willow wielders with three base hits apiece with a double included in Helmer’s total.

Mulholland (L) and Love, Gardiner/Gardner
Brown (W) and M. Smith

(July 15)  Tripping up the opposition with a barrage of 14 base hits, the last-place Athletics dumped the White Sox 11 to 6, helping the idle Hustlers regain sole possession of first spot in the Calgary Senior Amateur circuit. The A’s started off hot and, after four frames, they had wrought sufficient destruction to prevent the Sox from rising from the ruins, 11 runs and nine hits being gathered in that time. Once Bill Walker had been summoned to relieve battered starter Eddie Kadlec, the die had been set and the Pale Hose were too far in arrears. “Lefty” Dyer struck out ten and yielded the same number of hits in going the route for the win. “Pudge” MacKenzie and Stan Savage stroked three hits apiece for the winners with a three-bagger included in Savage’s sum of swats. Playing-manager Rosie Helmer contributed a double and one-bagger. For the vanquished Snow Stockings, outfielder Emil Borgens pounded a triple and single while fellow flychaser Johnny Gerlitz delivered a two-bagger and single.
Dyer (W) and Gardiner/Gardner
Kadlec (L), Walker (5) and Henderson

(July 17)  Bill Walker carried the White Sox back to the top of the Senior Amateur standings by sheer force of his trusty stick and the puzzling accuracy of his flinging arm. He drove in the winning run and an insurance marker in the eighth inning to beat the Hustlers 5 to 3 and, in the nine rounds, struck out 12 batters. The Hillhurst nine had the lead from the third session on after Harold Braithwaite’s two-run homer put them in front. They added a third tally in the seventh when Jack Thomson pounded Murray Smith across. The Sox nicked their initial marker in the fifth after Emil Borgens attained first on a scratchy infield hit, stole second and romped home on a dropped fly ball. They narrowed the gap to a singleton in the seventh after Walker, who had reached base on a fielder’s choice, moved to third on Leo Murphy’s single and sprinted across the pan as the tail-end of a delayed double steal. Walker’s defensive support wavered badly at times but he was able to come through with the chips on the line as the Hustlers left 13 runners stranded on the alkali tracks. Catcher Murray Smith had a double and single for the losers. 

Brown (L) and M. Smith
Walker (W) and Carvell

(July 20)  The defending-champion Athletics, currently mired in the cellar, squirmed their way up another notch towards daylight by beating the Hustlers 4 to 1. “Lefty” Dyer, with a four-hitter, had the best of the mound clash with losing tosser Stewart Lucas, who was nicked for seven safeties including a triple, double and single off the bat of shortstop Ronnie Martin. Three sparkling double plays, two by the A’s, highlighted the engagement. Outfielder George Wiggs, with two singles, had half the offensive output produced by the Hillhurst nine.

Lucas (L) and M. Smith
Dyer (W) and Gardiner/Gardner

(July 22)  The Hustlers regained a portion of the leadership in the Senior Amateur loop by blanking the co-leading White Sox 3 to 0 behind the four-hit pitching of ‘Lefty” Brown. Only “Tiny” Thompson with a triple and double had much success against Brown. The action was curtained at the end of the seventh spasm on account of both darkness and a sprinkling of rain. The Sox unveiled a new hurler, Engel, up from Riverside in the Intermediate League, who pitched reasonably well, surrendering just six safeties, but received minimal offensive backing. Leading the offensive charge of the victorious Hillhurst baseballers was keystone sacker Harold Braithwaite who smashed a triple and two singles.

Engle (L) and Carvell
Brown (W) and M. Smith

(July 24)  Loser of five mound outings in succession, left-hander Bill Mulholland finally broke into the win column by spinning a two-hitter as the Athletics shutout the White Sox 3 to 0. The win for the A’s allowed the idle Hustlers to take over top spot once more in the topsy-turvy standings. The winners managed seven hits off Bill Walker who suffered his second setback in ten decisions. Mulholland, with a triple and a single, was the only player in the contest with plural hit totals. 

Walker (L) and Carvell
Mulholland (W) and Gardiner/Gardner

(July 25)  An all-star team from the  Calgary Senior Amateur Baseball League referred to as the White Sox but, in reality, a separate unit of select players from within the loop with no affiliation to the league entry, will carry the colors for the Cowtown in the provincial amateur playdowns.

(July 31)  The Athletics created another three-way deadlock in the race for the Senior Amateur League pennant when they beat the Hustlers 7 to 4 in a brisk encounter at Mewata Park. Consistent and timely hitting were responsible for the A’s victory. The contest featured a mound battle of portsiders with George Dyer facing “Lefty” Brown of the Hillhurst aggregation to begin proceedings. Dyer, who was credited with the win, was replaced at the end of the fifth frame by another southpaw, Bill Mulholland, who blanked the Hustlers over the final four chapters. The Athletic batters hammered the offerings of Brown for eleven safe clouts with veteran third baseman Jean Bride leading the way with a triple and a brace of one-baggers. Playing-manager Rosie Helmer followed with a three-bagger and single.

Dyer (W), Mulholland (6) and Gardiner/Gardner
Brown (L) and M. Smith

STANDINGS            W        L         Pct.
White Sox            8        8        .500
Hustlers             8        8        .500
Athletics            8        8        .500

(August 3)  The Hustlers ascended back into the leadership of the Senior Amateur League in a whirl of dust at Mewata Park by disposing of the error-prone White Sox 7 to 3. It was a miserable evening and abominable baseball with no less than eight errors being charged to the Starch Stilts. Every member of the Hillhurst nine registered at least one safety against losing twirler Bill Walker of the Sox. The Pale Hose also hit the horsehide with authority off the slants of winning heaver Stewart Lucas, registering ten safeties, but their defensive lapses kept them from mounting a serious threat. Jack Thomson of the victors as well as H. Riley and “Red” Scott of the Snow Stockings all registered a double and a one-bagger.

Walker (L) and Carvell
Lucas (W) and M. Smith

(August 7)  The Hustlers bumped off the Athletics 5 to 4 to enhance their lead in the tight Senior Amateur League pennant-race to a full game. It was a tough loss for “Lefty” Dyer of the A’s to absorb as he yielded just five hits to the Hillhurst swatsmiths while his mates raked winner Stewart Lucas for ten base raps. Errors were responsible for the majority of tallies as the Hustlers had just one earned run while the A’s ran across two. Leo Murphy, on loan from the White Sox for the encounter, drove in two runs for the winners with a pair of singles. Hot corner guardian Jean Bride of the vanquished nine replicated the offensive performance of Murphy with a brace of one-baggers and a pair of RBI’s. A sacrifice fly by outfielder Elder drove in the deciding run in the seventh spasm.

Lucas (W) and Scott
Dyer (L) and S. Savage

(August 10)  The fading White Sox lost their third game in succession, falling 6 to 2 to the Athletics at Mewata Park. The A’s concentrated their hitting when the stick work meant business, gathering 11 safeties from the offerings of “Slim” Miller, an Intermediate League call-up who fanned seven in his senior debut. Southpaw Bill Mulholland whiffed six and scattered eight safeties in procuring the knoll victory. Both Sox tallies against him were unearned. Playing-manager Rosie Helmer blasted a solo home run and a run-scoring triple for the winners while clubmate Paul Thompson delivered a double and single.

Miller (L) and M. Smith
Mulholland (W) and S. Savage

(August 12, 14 and 29)  ALBERTA SENIOR AMATEUR BASEBALL SEMI-FINALS  Calgary White Sox vs Edmonton Red Sox  (best-of-five series)  See below

(August 19)  With slab artist Bill Walker at top form, the White Sox staved off elimination from the pennant race by dazzling the front-running Hustlers 10 to 0. Only four scattered bingles, including a double and single by Hillhurst catcher Mike Smith, were picked off Walker and only one Hustler traveler reached as far as third base. Walker also topped the ten-hit offensive attack launched by the Sox against losing tosser Stewart Lucas, clubbing two doubles and a single. The current front-runners played poor defensively, booting the ball on seven occasions which led to six unearned tallies by the Pale Hose. Both Walker and outfielder Speer drove in three runs for the victors with Speer’s RBI’s coming as a result of a homer with two aboard in the eighth episode. Walker had nine strikeouts while Lucas whiffed seven.

Walker (W) and Carvell
Lucas (L) and M. Smith

(August 21)  A chilling wind and darkness combined to limit the Athletics and Hustlers to five innings of scoreless baseball at Mewata Park. Both teams missed out on opportunities to score before the game was called. Frank Mastel of the A’s and Hillhurst catcher Murray Smith each had two-out triples but died at the hot corner station. The Athletics, with four hits and a walk off “Lefty” Brown, had the most chances but left six runners stranded. The Hustlers were only able to acquire two hits off portsider Bill Mulholland who did not issue a base-on-balls. Three of their players who reached base failed to complete the circuit. One error by each side added to the total of baserunners. Mastel had a double to go along with his three-bagger. 

Mulholland and Gardiner/Gardner
Brown and M Smith

(August 24)  A savage liner through the keystone station by veteran Jean Bride in the last-half of the seventh inning drove in Archie McTeer with the winning counter as the Athletics chalked up an exciting 5 to 4 come-from- behind win over the White Sox to remain in the hunt for first place. The game was called immediately after Bride’s deciding blow as darkness prevented play into the eighth. The triumph moved the A’s into a tie with the Hustlers atop the circuit with 10 – 9 won-loss marks while the White Sox were officially eliminated from the pennant chase. Entering the bottom-of-the-final canto in arrears by a 4 to 3 count, the Athletics scored the equalizer on McTeer’s RBI-single, setting the stage for Jean’s walk-off safety. “Lefty” Dyer, with a six-hitter and nine strikeouts, grabbed the pitching win while Bill Walker, tagged for nine safeties while fanning five, was stung with the hillock setback. Playing-manager Rosie Helmer stroked a double and one-bagger for the victors.

Walker (L) and Carvell
Dyer (W) and Gardiner/Gardner

(August 26)  Playing seven-and-a-half stanzas until darkness put an end to the proceedings, the Hustlers defeated the Athletics 6 to 2 to finish on the top rung of the ladder in the Senior Amateur League standings. A number of top-notch defensive plays pulled the Hillhurst aggregation into a winning situation in a game in which they were outhit 11 to 6 by the A’s. ”Lefty” Brown, who survived a shaky start and had trouble finding the plate, hung on to grab the hurling verdict over fellow portsider Bill Mulholland of the Athletics. A deuce in the sixth and a trey in the seventh lifted the Hustlers to the come-from-behind triumph as only three of their baserunners failed to touch home in the abbreviated engagement. Jean Bride of the losing nine was far-and-away the leader in the hit parade, spanking the spheroid for four stinging safeties, one of which was a double.

In view of the lateness of the season, a short best-of-three semi-final series between the Athletics and White Sox will be run off to determine an opponent for the Hustlers in the playoff finals.

Mulholland (L) and Gardiner/Gardner
Brown (W) and M. Smith

STANDINGS            W       L        Pct.
Hustlers            11       9       .550
Athletics           10      10       .500
White Sox            9      11       .450

SEMI-FINALS  White Sox vs Athletics  (best-of-three series)

(September 2)  The stellar two-hit hurling of “Lefty” Dyer proved too much for the White Sox who were beaten 5 to 2 by the Athletics in the abbreviated six-inning opener of a best-of-three semi-final series. First baseman Archie McTeer of the A’s, with a double and single, led the winners’ seven-hit offensive attack against losing twirler Engle.  
Engle (L) and Carvell
Dyer (W) and Gardiner/Gardner

(September 3)  A rash of injuries to player personnel has forced the White Sox to concede their semi-final series to the Athletics.

FINALS  Athletics vs Hustlers  (best-of-seven series)

(September 4)  Three double plays by the Hustlers in the darkness-shortened opener of the Senior Amateur League finals cut off several Athletic scoring opportunities and helped the Hillhurst nine triumph 5 to 3. The contest lasted just five-and-a-half innings before lack of illumination forced umpire “Red” Stewart to halt proceedings. Back-to-back deuces in the third and fourth frames elevated the Hustlers, who were out-hit 8 to 6, to the victory. George Wiggs with three hits, including a double, had the hottest bat in the fracas for the victors while “Pudge” MacKenzie came through with a two-bagger and single for the A’s.   

Bride(L) and S. Savage
Lucas (W) and Howard

(September 7)  A spectacular ninth-inning rally which netted three runs gave the Athletics a 5 to 4 victory over the Hustlers at Mewata Park, squaring the final series at a game apiece. Both teams registered eight hits in the exciting tussle. Trailing by a deuce as they came to bat for the final time, the A’s narrowed the deficit to one run when Jean Bride nailed a leadoff triple and scored when the relay throw from the outer pasture, which was intended for hot corner station, was well off the mark. Archie McTeer followed with a four-ply clout which tied the score. After an out had been made, flychaser “Lefty” Dyer connected for a two-bagger. With the pressure on, young second-sacker Joe McGoldrick came through with a run-scoring single and the series was deadlocked. McTeer was the top hitter in the affair, slashing a pair of singles in addition to his round-tripper. Bride also hammered a solo circuit-jack to go along with his ninth-canto three-bagger.

Brown (L) and M. Smith
Mulholland (W) and McLean

(September 14)  The Hustlers had only two hits but managed to salvage a 2 – 2 tie with the Athletics in the third game of the City Senior Amateur finals. A misjudged fly ball off the bat of Roy Stoddart that went for a triple allowed Harold Braithwaite of the Hillhurst aggregation to touch home with the tying counter in the sixth stanza. The game was called at the end of seven innings on account of darkness. Archie McTeer slammed two triples and a single for the A’s with the first three-bagger driving in both of his team’s tallies.

Dyer and Savage
Lucas and M. Smith

(September 15)  With only four regulars in the lineup, the Hustlers were no match for the Athletics and fell 5 to 0 to their playoff foes. Southpaw Bill Mulholland fanned seven and scattered six hits in earning the six-inning shutout win which gave the winners a one-game lead in the series. The A’s scored a singleton in their first turn at bat and added deuces in both the third and sixth sessions. Shortpatcher Ronnie Martin of the victors, with a double and two singles, was the only multi-hit player in the clash.

Mulholland (W) and S. Savage
Lucas (L) and McNabb

(September 17)  On account of continued bad weather which has caused a number of postponements, officials of the Calgary Senior Amateur Baseball League found it necessary to call off the remainder of the 1925 final series.


Central Garage
Radials (Red Sox)

(May 25)  The Edmonton Senior Amateur Baseball League got off to a rousing start with a holiday doubleheader at Diamond Park before a good-sized crowd. The Centrals were the recipients of two victories, grabbing the seven-inning opener 11 to 6 over the Radials before nosing out the Yeoman 7 to 6 in an eleven-inning marathon. Herman Loblick  put on an iron-man demonstration for the Garagemen with hurling triumphs in both encounters. After heaving the entire abbreviated matinee clash, he was summoned to the knoll in the sixth inning to bail out starter “Robby” Robinson and went the distance in the remainder of the overtime affair.
The Centrals had a significant 13 to 7 edge in safeties in the lid-lifter but also out-miscued their foes 7 to 2. Catcher Clarence Campbell homered with one mate aboard for the winners.

Loblick (W) and Campbell
Geddes (L), Dagsgard (6) and xxx

Expected to be a weak sister in the second tilt, the Yeomen put up a stiff battle before succumbing in the second bonus round. Both teams had nine base hits.

Robinson, Loblick (W) (6) and xxx
Howey (L) and xxx

(May 27)  A three-run rally in the bottom-of-the-seventh stanza propelled the Radials to their first win of the campaign, a 7 to 5 victory over the Centrals at Diamond Park. “Hub” Thompson, on the mound for the Street Car squad, copped the hurling decision over “Robby” Robinson although neither was particularly impressive.
Robinson (L) and Campbell
H. Thompson (W) and xxx

(May 29)  A remarkable comeback enabled the Yeomen to salvage a 12 – 12 tie with the Central Garage in a wild Senior Amateur League tussle at Diamond Park. Trailing by six runs as they came to bat in the eighth episode, the Yeomen gathered a trey and repeated the feat in the top-of-the-ninth to escape defeat. Five slabsters took turns on the hill, three by the Yeomen. Lloyd McIntyre belted a three-run homer for the Centrals while Harry Pettis drove in three more with a bases-clearing triple.

Smith, Howey (5), Bertrand (5) and xxx
Ferris, Loblick (4) and xxx

(June 1)  A seventh-stanza blow-up changed what looked like victory into defeat for the Radials at Diamond Park. A couple of errors by the Street Car Men eventually led to a four-spot by the Centrals who went on to capture the event 11 to 9. Herman Loblick turned in another mound win for the Garagemen although he was hit rather freely by the red-and-white-clad Street Railwaymen. Two homers featured the outing. Gub Pettis got the Centrals off to a nice start with a second-inning solo blow while teammate Phil Horne registered a four-ply clout in the eighth with the sacks empty.

H. Thompson, Geddes (L) (5) and Dolighan
Loblick (W) and Campbell

(June 8)  The Radials avenged their loss of a week ago at the hands of the Central Garage nine when they took the league leaders into camp to the tune of 7 to 5 in a snappy contest at Diamond Park. The Street Railwaymen bunched their hits off losing chucker “Robby” Robinson in the three middle innings to do all of their scoring. Winning heaver Doug Gemeroy pitched into the eighth when he weakened and was replaced by Dagsgard who managed to complete the job handily.

Robinson (L) and Campbell
Gemeroy (W), Dagsgard (8) and Dolighan

(June 10)  A six-run second stanza provided the Central Garagemen with the impetus to take a 7 to 3 decision from the Yeoman in a sloppily-played engagement at Diamond Park. Herman Loblick pitched seven solid innings of relief to earn the mound verdict. Losing twirler Al Bertrand received atrocious defensive support. Incensed with the calls of plate umpire Drayton, Bertrand walked off the diamond in protest in the eighth episode. 

Bertrand (L), Howey (8) and Coatta
Ferris, Loblick (W) (3) and Campbell

(June 12)  The Yeomen took an early lead but wilted in the sixth stanza when the Radials ran across five markers to pull out a 9 to 7 decision. Neither starting pitcher lasted beyond the sixth as the best hurling of the evening was provided by the two relievers. Cliff McLeod of the Streetcarmen  had the games longest blow, a three-bagger.

Dagsgard, H. Thompson (W) (6) and Dolighan
Howey (L), Smith  (6) and Coatta

(June 15)  After a long run of tough luck in the Senior Amateur League, the Yeomen finally came into their own at Diamond Park when they crashed through for their first victory, taking down the league-leading Centrals by a score of 6 to 4.  Timely hitting, coupled with the tight hurling of winning tosser Al Bertrand and reliever “Slim” Smith, were the major factors in the turnaround. Touched for six safeties, split between Archie Rogers and Lloyd McIntyre, Bertrand kept the blows reasonably well scattered and was at his best with runners aboard. Weakening in the eighth, he turned the horsehide over to ex-Vermilion chucker Smith who closed out the contest impressively. Losing flinger Cliff Aicher of the Garagemen, in his inaugural mound assignment, was nicked for just five safeties but self-destructed by doling out 11 bases-on-balls. A two-run single by A. Lessard in the second spasm put the Crofters in front to stay. 

Aicher (L) and Campbell
Bertrand (W), Smith (8) and Coatta

(June 17)  A pair of costly errors in the eighth episode wiped out a 5 – 2 Yeomen advantage and led to a 6 to 5 comeback win for the Radials. Helping to generate the quartet of markers by the Street Railwaymen in the pivotal eighth was a hand injury to catcher Ray Coatta of the Freeholders who, with the bench depleted, was forced to trade positions with flychaser Phil Mahar in the middle pasture. With ducks on the pond, a two-out dropped-ball by Gus Howey, shifted to first base after starting the tilt on the peak, gave the Radials the opening they were looking for, allowing the first unearned tally. Not entirely comfortable in his new surroundings in the outfield, Coatta muffed a blow by pinch-hitter Red Skitch that would have been easy pickings for Mahar and, before the smoke had cleared and a strikeout ended the inning, the Trackmen had plated a four-spot.

Howey, Smith (L) (8) and Coatta, Mahar
H. Thompson, Geddes (W) (8), Gemeroy (9) and Dolighan

(June 19)  Considerable excitement, including fisticuffs between a Radials’ supporter and the umpire, were packed into the Diamond Park fray in which the Central Garage aggregation came from behind to defeat the Radial Streetcar Company 9 to 7. Diminutive southpaw Doug Gemeroy, nicked for nine safeties, toiled on the hill for the Radials and was opposed by Herman Loblick, ace slab artist of the Centrals, who generously yielding 11 base raps.  After falling behind early, the Garagemen shot ahead with a four-spot in the fourth frame and never relinquished that lead. Cliff McLeod swatted a double and an RBI-triple for the for the Streetcar Railwaymen.  

Loblick (W) and Campbell
Gemeroy (L) and Dolighan

(June 22)  Making a competitive showing for the initial four rounds but then collapsing during an eight-run rampage by the Centrals in the fifth frame, the Yeomen fell prey 12 to 3 to the Garagemen. Ray Coatta, ordinarily the regular catcher, did the twirling for the Crofters and pitched adequately until his mates began to let him down defensively, culminating with six resounding blows and an eight-spot for the victors in the fateful fifth. “Robby” Robinson hurled for the Motormen and, after starting a bit shaky, improved as the game progressed. He yielded round-trippers to Lewis McGillis, a solo blast in the opening canto, and Phil Mahar, a fourth-frame bases-empty shot. Mahar added a brace of one-baggers to his offensive output for the engagement. Tom Carrigan pasted the pill for a triad of one-base raps in pacing the winners at the plate.   

Coatta (L) and Mahar
Robinson (W) and Campbell

(June 24)  Badly weakened by the loss of their top-flight catcher, Amby Dolighan, whose hand was split open in the opening frame, the Radials hung on but eventually dropped an 11 to 10 decision to the Yeomen in ten innings. The win was only the second of the season for the lowly Freeholders. McDiarmid, who replaced Dolighan behind the plate after the early injury, worked hard but his inexperience was evident in the many passed balls that got by him, a number of these figuring in the scoring including the overtime winner. Relievers Gus Howey of the victorious Yeomen and Hub Thompson of the Streetcar Squad were the heavers of record. 
Geddes, H. Thompson (L) (7) and Dolighan, McDiarmid (1)
Smith, Howey (W) (6) and Coatta

STANDINGS            W        L        Pct.
Centrals             6        3       .667
Radials              4        4       .500
Yeomen               2        5       .286

(June 26)  Ascending the clay heap in the bottom-of-the-eighth round with the bags loaded and none down, reliever Ken Crozier retired the side and left all inherited baserunners dead at their posts in preserving a 10 to 9 victory by the Radials over the Centrals. Again, in the ninth, Crozier dug himself out of a two-out, two-on jam he had created for himself by  breezing the final batter of the contest. Crozier’s mound effort saved the win for starter Win Johnson, a call-up from the Intermediate circuit who brought his batterymate, catcher Onions, along with him. A. Atkins, a new slabster from Winnipeg, started on the hillock for the Garagemen but was a trifle wild and was eventually yanked in the eighth.  

Johnson (W), Crozier (8) and Onions
Atkins (L), Robinson (8) and Campbell

(June 29)  Pushing across five runs in the top-of-the-tenth inning, the Yeomen stunned the Radials by sending the Streetcar Railwaymen down to a crashing 9 to 4 defeat. With newly-acquired “Hub” Thompson doing the hurling, the Freeholders outswatted the losers by a 10 to 5 margin with half of their safeties coming in the bonus round of play. A two-run homer by Phil Mahar off the slants of losing twirler “Lefty” Hopkinson provided the tie-breaking run and the first insurance counter. Thompson fanned ten of his former mates and hit one batter. 
H. Thompson (W) and Coatta
Hopkinson (L) and Higgenbottom

(July 3)  In a heavy-hitting and loosely-played battle that swung back-and-forth at Diamond Park, the Centrals tallied ten counters in the final three frames to dispose of the Yeomen 17 to 11. Fifth-frame reliever Al Bertrand was the victim of the late outbursts presented by the Garagemen and was stung with the loss while “Robby” Robinson went the distance on the peak for the victors. Centrals’ flychaser Lloyd McIntyre, with a brace of home runs, drove in three runs while Lewis McGillis of the Crofters slugged a run-scoring triple.

Robinson (W) and Campbell
H. Thompson, Bertrand (L) (5) and Coatta

(July 6)  Relinquishing six runs to the opposition in the fourth frame proved to be too much for the Radials to overcome as they fell 11 to 6 to the Centrals at Diamond Park. Winning pitcher A. Atkins fanned 11 and yielded just four hits but had control issues, issuing nine walks. On the other hand, losing heaver Ken Crozier was hit freely, surrendering ten safeties, and gave up just two free passes while breezing six. Atkins did some timely hitting in helping his cause and got a hit every time he stepped up to the plate.

Crozier (L) and Higgenbottom
Atkins (W) and Campbell

(July 8)  The Radials solidified their hold on second place in the Senior Amateur League with a hard-fought 6 to 4 victory over the Yeomen. “Lefty” Hopkinson went all the way on the knoll for the Streetcar Men, yielding six hits, walking four and striking out six in garnering the win. The Yeomen used three chuckers as Al Bertrand, the last of the trio, took the loss.  

Hopkinson (W) and Marshall
H. Thompson, Geddes (4), Bertrand (L) and Coatta

(July 10)  Darkness after seven stanzas of play prevented settling the issue as the Yeomen held the league-leading Centrals to a 12 – 12 tie in a Diamond Park clash that was all offense and indifferent support from start to finish. Gub Pettis blasted a triple and a double for the Garagemen.
Geddes, Bertrand (4) and Coatta
Aicher and Campbell

(July 13)  A 9 to 3 loss to the Radials officially eliminated the Yeomen from being included in the Senior Amateur League playoffs. Ken Crozier, with nine strikeouts, proved to be bad medicine for the tail-enders, Five scattered hits were all that the Crofters could touch him for. Portsider “Slim” Smith gave up 14 base blows to the Trackmen including a home run to Cliff McLeod. “Speedy” Wilson and McLeod successfully swung the cudgel for three safeties apiece in pacing the winners offensively.

Crozier (W) and xxx
Smith (L) and xxx

(July 15)  In a meaningless fixture that had no bearing on the order of finish, the cellar-dwelling Yeomen laid a 10 to 3 beating on the lacklustre Centrals. The performance of Albert Smith on the mound for the Yeomen was the outstanding feature of the contest.

Robinson (L) and McDonald
Smith (W) and Coatta

STANDINGS            W       L        Pct.
Centrals             8       5       .615
Radials              7       6       .538
Yeomen               4       9       .308

PLAYOFF FINALS  Radials vs Centrals  (best-of-five series)

(July 20)  The Radials took the lead in the Senior Amateur League finals by crushing the Centrals 15 to 8 in the opening game of the series. The game, called after eight episodes because of darkness, was an even-steven affair for six frames before the Street Railroaders took over and blasted losing heaver A. Atkins off the knoll under a bombardment that netted nine runs. The seventh-spasm explosion that decided the encounter included home runs by “Cap” Spiessman, a two-run blast, a solo shot by Cliff McLeod and a grand-slam bomb off the bat of “Speedy” Wilson who was batting for the second time in the inning. Winning twirler “Happy” Hopkinson, who does his flinging from the port side, was on the edge of trouble several times but pitched well in the pinches and got fine defensive support. Adding to the home run parade was a four-bagger clouted by Harry Pettis of the Garagemen. Wilson, Spiessman and McLeod all had two singles, in addition to their four-ply swats, for the victors. Phil Horne and Clarence Campbell each stroked a double and single for the vanquished Motormen.

Hopkinson (W) and Marshall
Atkins (L), Lopson (8) and Campbell

(July 22)  An 8 to 5 conquest of the Central Garage nine at Diamond Park covered two-thirds of the journey to the Senior Amateur League title for the Radial Streetcar Company baseballers. The 11 to 9 advantage they acquired in base hits helped but didn’t provide easy sailing. The Radials went out in front at the start, were behind when the Centrals had batted in the first-half of the fourth and then demonstrated that they could overcome the rough spot by coming right back and seizing command of things once more. Darkness ultimately ended proceedings after 7-1/2 stanzas. Starters Win Johnson of the Trackmen and  the Garage Gang’s “Robby” Robinson were the pitchers of record. Keystone sacker “Cap” Spiessman had the most potent bat for the victors, stroking the horsehide for a double and two singles. Clubmate Doug Gemeroy added a two-bagger and single.

Robinson (L), Lopson (4) and Campbell
Johnson (W), Hopkinson (6) and Marshall

(July 24)  Piling up a 4 – 0 lead after six stanzas, the Radials withheld a late charge by the Centrals to emerge with a 6 to 4 victory and a three-game sweep of the Edmonton Senior Amateur Baseball League finals. For two-thirds of the encounter, lanky slabster Ken Crozier of the Streetcar Men had the Centrals eating out of his hand. After weakening in the seventh, he gave way to reliever “Lefty” Hopkinson in the eighth once the Garagemen had got to him for a pair of runs and four hits. Losing heaver A. Atkins was touched for seven safeties and four tallies in the eight episodes that he toiled on the knoll. Both teams plated a deuce in the ninth with the pair of markers run over by the Motormen falling short of tying the score. Leading the ten-hit offense of the winning nine were Jack Clark and “Cap” Spiessman who each swatted a double and a single. Catcher Clarence Campbell hammered a triple and a one-bagger for the losers.

Crozier (W), Hopkinson (8) and Marshall
Atkins (L), Smith (9) and Campbell

(August 12, 14 and 29)  ALBERTA SENIOR AMATEUR BASEBALL SEMI-FINALS  Calgary White Sox vs Edmonton Red Sox  (best-of-five series)

Calgary White Sox vs Edmonton Red Sox   (Best-of-five series)

The Calgary and Edmonton representatives, registered as the White Sox and Red Sox respectively, were in reality all-star aggregations with each of the appropriately-named league teams supplying the core players on the rosters.

(August 12)  Overwhelmed by an early assault on their pitching staff who surrendered eleven first inning runs, the invading Edmonton Red Sox were crushed 16 to 5 in the opener of their Alberta senior baseball playoff twin-bill with the Calgary White Sox. The Pale Hose also prevailed in the second contest 8 to 4 to grab a stranglehold on the series.

The matinee tussle was essentially over after the Cowtowners blasted the horsehide for 11 counters in their initial turn at bat. Calgary second baseman Braithwaite, a pickup from the Hustlers, pummeled the apple for a home run and two singles. Hot corner guardian McDonald of the Capital City Crew picked up a double to go along with a brace of one-baggers.

Hopkinson (L), Johnson (1) and Campbell
Brown (W) and Smith

The late contest, although much more competitive than the lid-lifter, again saw the Calgarians hold the upper hand for the bulk of the fracas. Both squads clipped the pill for eight safeties. Keystone sacker Braithwaite and teammate “Chub” Scott both ripped a pair of safeties for the winners, a feat duplicated by shortpatcher “Speedy” Wilson of the Edmontonians.

Crozier (L) and Campbell
Lucas (W) and Smith

(August 14)  After spotting the Calgary White Sox a three-run lead in the first two frames, the Edmonton Radial Red Sox responded with five counters over consecutive stanzas to dump the visiting White Stockings 5 to 3 in a darkness-shortened third game of their provincial senior baseball series. Herman Loblick scattered eight Calgary hits in emerging with the hillock triumph. Calgary’s second base sensation Braithwaite continued his torrid swatting of the sphere, combing Loblick for three safeties, one of which was a double.

Dyer (L), Lucas (4) and Smith
Loblick (W) and Campbell

(August 16)  Following rain outs on two consecutive dates in Edmonton, the Calgary White Sox returned to the Stampede City by train while their Alberta semi-final series with the Radial Red Sox All-Stars was left in limbo. The Calgarians had been suspended by the A.A.A.U. but only after the first two games of the showdown had been played and the Cowtowners already in the Capital City for the third game.

(August 24) The Alberta Amateur Athletic Union reinstated the Calgary White Sox baseball club on the condition that they do not play with or against W. H. “Bill” Walker, erstwhile Calgary pitcher, who has been deemed a professional.

(August 29)  With right-hander Herman Loblick pulling double-duty on the mound, the Edmonton Radial Red Sox All-Stars swept a playoff doubleheader from the Calgary White Sox All-Stars by scores of 7 to 1 and 7 to 5 to capture their best-of-five series with the Cowtowners three games to two. The visiting Calgarians outhit their hosts in both skirmishes but were unable to come up with the timely blow when most needed. Defensive lapses by the southerners also played a huge role in their downfall. “Speedy” Wilson, Edmonton’s shortstop, was the fielding star of the twin-bill. He handled 17 chances in the two games, many of the difficult variety, without a sign of a miscue and looked like a big-leaguer in doing so. The Capital City Crew will now square off with the Fernie Miners from southeastern B.C. in the provincial finals.

Lucas (L) and Smith
Loblick (W) and Campbell

Mulholland (L) and Savage
Loblick (W) and Campbell

(September 6, 11 and 12)  ALBERTA SENIOR AMATEUR BASEBALL FINALS  Edmonton Red Sox vs Fernie Miners (best-of-five series)

An underdog team, representing the East Kootenay town of Fernie B. C. , entered the 1925 Alberta provincial senior amateur baseball playoffs as per their close proximity to the Wild Rose province and wound up capturing the provincial crown in surprising fashion, knocking off an all-star aggregation from Edmonton in the final series.

(September 6)  The Fernie Miners and Edmonton All-Stars divided a playoff doubleheader in the East Kootenay town, the hosts winning the first game 4 to 0 and Edmonton taking the second encounter 6 to 0.
In the opening game, Fernie’s southpaw chucker B. "Lefty" Blair had the Edmonton club completely at his mercy. He allowed only three hits and not a single Edmonton player reached second base. Herman Loblick, who won three games for the All-Stars in their semi-final series against Calgary, was nicked for eight hits by the Kootenay Clan.

Loblick (L) and Campbell
Blair (W) and Steinert

In the second game, LeRoy Goldsworthy hurled an excellent eight-hitter and, although he encountered some dangerous situations, was able to pitch out of these tight spots receiving air-tight support. The Edmontonians collected nine safeties off losing moundsman Jacobs and were the beneficiaries of Fernie fielding miscues at crucial times.

Goldsworthy (W) and Campbell
Jacobs (L) and Steinert

(September 11)  The Edmonton All-Stars took a firm grip on the senior amateur baseball crown of Alberta by defeating the Fernie Miners 4 to 2 in the third contest of the final series but the game had an unsatisfying ending. Going to bat in the top of the seventh inning with the score 4 to 2 against them, Fernie proceeded to climb on the offerings of Herman Loblick and had pushed across three runs and had two other runners on base when the encounter was summarily called on account of darkness. The East Kootenay squad out hit the Edmontonians 7 to 5 as outfielder Hovan and first baseman Barger picked up two hits apiece.

Jacobs (L) and Steinert
Loblick (W) and Campbell 

(September 12)   A team from British Columbia is the 1925 Alberta Senior Amateur champion. Fernie captured the title Saturday afternoon taking two games from Edmonton, 4-1 and 2-1, even though out-hit in both games and making more errors that the Albertans. Fernie took the series three games to two. Lefty Blair put on a sterling display of mound work pitching both games racking up 14 strikeouts in the first contest and another 12 in the second. And, his home run in the second game was the winning blow. Leroy Goldsworthy, on the hill for Edmonton, was wilder than a tornado in the opener walking five batters in the first inning and eight over-all. Reliever Smith walked another two., Fernie scored three runs in the first two frames and were never threatened as Blair allowed just five hits and a single free pass.

Blair (W) and Steinert
Goldsworthy (L), Smith (6) and Campbell

Edmonton had its chances in the second game, loading the bases with none out in both the seventh and ninth innings but Blair escaped with no damage in the seventh and allowed just a singleton in the ninth after Fernie had taken a 2-0 lead with runs in the fifth and sixth. It was Blair who scored the winning run with a long blast to right centre field, good for at least a triple, but outfielder Clark, who tried to stop it with his foot, instead kicked it farther away and by the time he got in back to the infield, Blair had scampered home.  Goldsworthy, so wild in the first game loss, walked just one in the second. Blair had no walks.

Blair (W) and Steinert
Goldsworthy (L) and Campbell


Cardston Colts
Lethbridge Cubs *
Magrath Tigers
New Dayton Wanderers
Raymond Beet Thinners
Spring Coulee Red Sox *

* Lethbridge and Spring Coulee tied for top spot during the regular season and met in a best-of-three final for league supremacy with the Cubs defeating the Red Sox in two straight games. 

(May 20)  Homestanding Raymond crumpled before the air-tight hurling of 18-year-old LeRoy Goldsworthy, who fashioned a one-hitter, as the travelling Lethbridge Cubs trounced the Beet Thinners 12 to 0. The game was called after six stanzas during which Goldsworthy registered 13 strikeouts while walking just one. Lethbridge catcher Joe Ferko swung a mean baton, pounding the horsehide for a triple, two doubles and a single while teammates Gord Morrison and Charlie Sang both went deep with home runs.

Goldsworthy (W) and Joe Ferko
Nalder (L), Zabriski (5), Brewerton (5) and Hicken

(May 20)  Veteran slab artist Joe Tuftland made his debut in a Magrath uniform and set the visiting New Dayton Wanderers down 6 to 2, striking out 13 batters along the way. The winning Tigers were the recipient of five runs in the opening canto off the slants of losing twirler Barby. Both leadoff hitters, Ben Olstead of Magrath and New Dayton outfielder Cope, stroked two singles.

Barby (L) and Gorrill
Tuftland (W) and D. Minnion

(May 20)  Playing solid baseball behind the pitching of newcomer Jimmie Raisbeck, the Spring Coulee Red Sox nosed out the hosting Cardston Colts 6 to 5 in a ten-inning thriller. The Crimson Hose had six safeties off the slants of losing tosser Doug Allred while the losers picked up five safeties. Errors were a big factor in the defeat of the Temple City nine.

Raisbeck (W) and Snowden
D. Allred (L) and J. McKenzie

(May 27)  Scoring five runs in the first inning, the homestanding Lethbridge Cubs went on to pummel the error-prone Cardston Colts 14 to 3. Lethbridge out-hit the visitors by a 9 to 4 margin but were gifted with a number of unearned tallies as a result of ten Colt miscues. Winning heaver LeRoy Goldsworthy had ten strikeouts while walking three and hitting one batter. The Greenway brothers, Gordon and Ralph, had two safeties apiece for the Cubs with one of Gord’s bingles being a double.
D. Allred (L) and J. McKenzie
Goldsworthy (W) and Joe Ferko

(May 27)  The Magrath Tigers kept a clean slate in the Southern Alberta circuit by edging the hometown Spring Coulee Red Sox 4 to 3. Reliever Joe Tufland, who came to the aid of starter Wagner, copped the hurling verdict over Jimmie Raisbeck who replaced “Tiny” Gilchrist on the knoll for the Sox. Anderson and Hudson stroked two singles each for the winning Jungle Cats.

Wagner, Tuftland (W) (7) and D. Minnion
Gilchrist, Raisbeck (L) (7) and Snowden

(May 27)  The Raymond Sugar Kings, with Lee Brewerton on the knoll, dumped the hosting New Dayton Wanderers 7 to 4 in a heavy-hitting encounter. Four tallies in the fourth frame wiped out a 3 – 1 Raymond lead and sent the Sugar Kings on the way to victory.   

Brewerton (W) and Hicken
Barby (L) and Mealey

(June 3)  Coming from behind an early 3 – 0 deficit, the homestanding Magrath Tigers roared back to reel off their third consecutive victory, dumping the winless Cardston Colts 8 to 3.  The Colts had an 11 – 8 edge in base hits. Mick Minnion belted a round-tripper for the Bengals in support of winning chucker Joe Tuftland. Both Tuftland and opposing heaver Doug Allred helped their respective causes with the lumber, each coming through with a double and two singles.

D. Allred (L) and J. McKenzie
Tuftland (W) and D. Minnion

(June 3)  Before the largest crowd to witness a ball game in Raymond for some time, the hometown Beet Thinners took a 3 to 1 verdict from Spring Coulee. Second baseman Lee Brewerton led the winners offensively with a triple and two singles. The vanquished Red Sox acquired eight hits off winning twirler Zabriski while losing chucker E. Rice was tagged for ten safeties. The result of the game was protested and later thrown out with a decision to have a replay of the contest on July 3.

E. Rice (L) and Snowden
Zabriski (W) and Hicken

(June 5)  The Lethbridge Cubs registered another win in the Southern Alberta League when they trimmed the New Dayton Wanderers 6 to 2 at Henderson Park. The winless Wanderers, with a 7 – 6 advantage in base hits, were much more competitive than what their won–loss record suggests but left 14 baserunners stranded. Both chuckers, Leroy Goldsworthy of the Cubs and losing slabster Barby, were wild. Between them, 12 free passes to first base were issued, seven by Barby, while Goldsworthy hit three batters and his mound foe one. Winning heaver Goldsworthy had a big 14 to 4 edge in strikeouts. George Yanosik swatted a triple and single for the winners while catcher Campbell singed twice for New Dayton. 

Barby (L) and Campbell
Goldsworthy (W) and Joe Ferko

(June 10)  The Magrath Tigers retained an unblemished record, but without any margin of safety when they invaded Raymond and squeezed out a 3 to 2 decision over the Beet Thinners. Joe Tuftland, former Taber pitching ace, continued to strut his stuff for the Garden City nine, holding the Sugar City squad to but six hits. Cliff Nalder did the twirling for Raymond and was touched for 13 safeties. 

Tuftland (W) and D. Minnion
Nalder (L) and Hicken

(June 10)  New Dayton was left alone in the cellar of the Southern Alberta League after falling 5 to 2 to the homestanding Cardston Colts. Doug Allred did the hurling for the winners and was credited with 13 strikeouts. Losing twirler Barby was derricked in favor of Billy Eagleson in the seventh stanza.

Barby (L), Eagleson (7) and Campbell
D. Allred (W) and J. McKenzie

(June 15)  The previously undefeated Lethbridge Cubs made the pilgrimage to Spring Coulee and came away with their first league setback, falling 4 to 3 to the surprising Red Sox in a red-hot pitcher’s battle. Costly errors, seven in all, caused the downfall of the visitors and spoiled a fine pitching performance by Norman “Big Six” Geoghegan. The husky Cub hurler, who fanned 11 batters, had every bit of an even break with winning tosser Jimmie Raisbeck of the Coulee Men, each allowing three scattered hits but, with two down in the last-half of the ninth, catcher Joe Ferko’s pickoff throw to third base went astray as Raisbeck sprinted home with the deciding counter and the game was over. First baseman Gord Morrison picked up a triple and double, scoring one of the two earned runs garnered by Lethbridge. All of the Spring Coulee tallies were unearned. Raisbeck had eight strikeouts and helped his own cause offensively with two singles.

Geoghegan (L) and Joe Ferko
Raisbeck (W) and Snowden

(June 17)  Outswatted during the contest by a 14 to 9 margin, the Raymond Beet Thinners sprung a surprise when they snatched a ninth-inning 6 to 3 victory from Cardston. Outfielder Hudson of the Colts stroked a double and two singles in a losing cause.

Brewerton (W) and Hicken
D. Allred (L) and J. McKenzie

(June 17)  After four consecutive setbacks to begin the campaign, the New Dayton Wanderers broke into the win column by defeating the Spring Coulee Red Sox 6 to 4. The Dayton Dandies pushed across all six of their runs in the second stanza, raking losing chucker E. Rice for eight safeties during the outburst. Winning tosser Billy Eagleson scattered eight hits in going the route. During one of his turns at bat, Eagleson fouled off 17 pitches before clouting a solid single.

E. Rice (L), Gilchrist (2) and xxx
Eagleson (W) and xxx

(June 17)  Playing errorless ball behind the five-hit pitching of LeRoy Goldsworthy, the Lethbridge Cubs romped to a 10 to 0 pasting of the hosting Magrath Tigers. Goldsworthy struck out 14 and added to the Cubs’ offense with a pair of singles. The visitors plated singletons in each of the first four frames and added treys in both the sixth and seventh to put the game on ice. Mike Kosko and Charlie Sang led the winners at the plate, both lighting up loser Joe Tuftland for a triad of bingles with a double included for both.

Goldsworthy (W) and Sang
Tuftland (L) and D. Minnion

(June 24)  The Spring Coulee Red Sox moved into third place in the Southern Alberta circuit when they played errorless ball and trimmed the visiting Cardston Colts 5 to 2. Each team gleaned seven hits. Catcher Jimmy Mercer and Ernie Long of the Sox as well as Jack McKenzie of the Colts all registered a double and a single.

Brooks (L), D. Allred (7) and J. McKenzie
Raisbeck (W) and Mercer

(June 24)  Competitive for the first four frames, the Raymond Beet Thinners began to sag in the fifth as the Lethbridge Cubs ran away with a 9 to 4 verdict over the invaders. Far from stingy with five free passes, “Big Six” Geoghegan doled out only four hits to the Sugar Moguls and racked up 15 whiffs in copping the complete-game knoll triumph. Losing heaver Cliff Nalder was touched for all seven Lethbridge hits before being yanked in the eighth. Cubs’ catcher Charlie Sang, with a double and single, was the only batter in the game to have plural hit totals.

Nalder (L), Brewerton (8) and Hicken
Geohegan (W) and Sang

(June 24)  Digging themselves out of a 5 – 1 hole, the Magrath Tigers erupted for eight big counters in the eighth episode to dump the hosting New Dayton Wanderers 9 to 5 and cling to their share of the lead in the Southern Alberta League. The flock of tallies came as a result of seven errors, two free passes and a couple of hits off losing hurler Pattin.

xxx (W) and xxx
Pattin (L) and xxx

STANDINGS             W       L      Pct.
Lethbridge            5       1     .833
Magrath               5       1     .833
Spring Coulee         3       2     .600     
Raymond               2       3     .400
Cardston              1       5     .167
New Dayton            1       5     .167

(July 1)  A 5 to 3 Dominion Day defeat at the hands of the visiting Spring Coulee Red Sox knocked the Magrath Tigers off the top pedestal which they had been sharing with the Lethbridge Cubs.

Raisbeck (W) and xxx
Tuftland (L) and xxx

(July 2)  Following a 12 to 8 conquest of the hosting Cardston Colts, the Lethbridge Cubs hold the undisputed leadership of the Southern Alberta Baseball League. The game featured a poor display of defensive work by both clubs with 17 errors being recorded, nine by the Temple City aggregation. Ab Cahoon belted a home run with two aboard for the losers, one of three hits he acquired off winning tosser LeRoy Goldsworthy Catcher Joe Ferko of the Cubs also stroked a triad of safeties.

Allred (L), Cahoon (8) and J. McKenzie
Goldsworthy (W) and Joe Ferko

(July 3)  The Spring Coulee Red Sox moved up a notch, into a tie for second place with McGrath, when they captured a replay game from the Raymond Beet Thinners 3 to 0. Only three hits were garnered in the game, two by the losers. All three counters run across by the winning Sox were unearned.

Zabriski (L) and Hicken
Gilchrist (W) and Mercer

(July 8)  The Lethbridge Cubs drew closer to clinching the SABL pennant when they dumped the homestanding New Dayton Wanderers 10 to 4. A seven-run opening canto by the Cubs pretty well put a bow on this encounter. The winners raked losing heaver Billy Eagleson for a dozen base knocks, seven of them in their first turn at bat. Sporting a hefty lead, winning slabster LeRoy Goldsworthy exited from the knoll after six full stanzas. “Big Six” Geoghegan tossed the final three rounds, blanking the Wanderers while yielding one of their eight safeties. Joe Ferko stroked three one-baggers for the victors. Charlie Sang followed with a triple and single while Johnny Zubach registered a double and one-base rap, an output equalled by catcher Campbell and flychaser Nelson of the Daytonites. 

Goldsworthy (W), Geoghegan (7) and Sang
Eagleson (L) and Campbell

(July 8)  Red-hot Spring Coulee nosed into second spot in the SABL standings when they won from Raymond 9 to 6, their fourth victory in succession. Home runs by Ernie Long, a two-run shot, and first-sacker Snowden, also with a runner aboard, were largely responsible for the Red Sox’ victory. The Coulee Clan registered 11 safeties with Long adding a double and single to his round-tripper while Snowden tacked on a one-bagger with his circuit-jack. Catcher Mercer came through with a triple and single for the victors. For the Beet Thinners, third baseman D. Selman connected for a triple, two-bagger and one-base rap while outfielder Flink cracked a three-base swat and a double. 

Brewerton (L), Nalder (6) and Dahl
Raisbeck, Gilchrist (W) (3) and Mercer

(July 8)  Magrath remained stationary on the SABL ladder as a result of a ten-inning 7 - 7 tie with the Cardston Colts in the Temple City. It was a heavy-hitting engagement with 35 base knocks being registered, 18 by the Colts. Ben Olstead’s ninth-inning homer for the Tigers knotted the count and sent the affair into overtime. However, darkness curtailed proceedings after one bonus round had been played. Cardston catcher Jack McKenzie led all batters in the affair, drilling four singles while clubmate L. Lee delivered a triple, double and single. Magrath’s Olstead added two singles to his late four-bagger while Bengal backstop Dallas Minnion swatted a double and a brace of one-baggers.

Wagner, Tuftland (4) and D. Minnion
Brooks, Allred (5) and J. McKenzie

(July 10)  After falling behind 4 – 2 in the top-of-the-fifth frame, the homestanding Raymond Beet Thinners stormed back with a five-spot in their half of the canto to trim the New Dayton Wanderers 7 to 4. No further scoring occurred over the final four innings as the pitchers tightened up. 

Eagleson (L) and Campbell
Zabriski, Nalder (W) (5) and Hicken

(July 14)  The shorthanded Magrath Tigers slipped from the elite in the SABL standings when they were doubled 8 to 4 by the Raymond Beet Thinners. Cliff Nalder emerged as the victor in mound supremacy over Joe Tuftland.

Nalder (W) and xxx
Tuftland (L) and xxx

(July 15)  The sizzling Spring Coulee Red Sox downed the Lethbridge Cubs 7 to 6 in a game that had some kernels of fine baseball hidden in the chaff of errors and bonehead plays. It was the second time this season that the Crimson Hose had conquered the Baby Bears and the first setback of the season for the Windy City nine on home turf. Heading into the eighth episode, the adversaries were deadlocked at 5 – 5 but, one of three errors committed by Cub second sacker Ralph Greenway, allowed the Coulee Clan to register a brace of unearned counters and move in front for good. In spite of out hitting the Scarlet Stockings by a significant 13 to 7 margin, the Bruins played ragged ball both in the field and on the bases. Jimmie Raisbeck took the heaving verdict over LeRoy Goldsworthy although his pitching was by no means the reason his team prevailed.  The outcome of the scuffle places the Cubs and Sox in a tie for top spot in the circuit. Gord Greenway of the vanquished hosts smashed a homer and a double while teammate Mike Kosko singled three times. Charlie Sang and Johnny Zubach both added a triple and single.

Raisbeck (W) and Mercer
Goldsworthy (L) and Sang

(July 15)  An 8 to 5 loss to the invading Cardston Colts buried the New Dayton Wanderers in the cellar position of the SABL. Winning hurler Doug Allred of the Temple City nine allowed six hits and struck out 17 batters.

D. Allred (W) and xxx
Eagleson (L) and xxx

STANDINGS             W       L      Pct.
Lethbridge            7       2     .778
Spring Coulee         7       2     .778
Magrath               5       3     .625
Raymond               4       5     .444
Cardston              2       6     .250
New Dayton            1       8     .111

(July 27)  The Lethbridge Cubs made it sweet and decisive at Henderson Park with an 11 to 0 pasting of the visiting Magrath Tigers. Winning tosser LeRoy Goldsworthy registered his second shutout of the season against the Bengals, allowing but two measly singles, both to outfielder Gerald James. Magrath played a poor defensive game, committing seven miscues. Meanwhile, the Cubs got to losing hurler Joe Tuftland for eight safeties as Charlie Sang led the way with a triple and a two-bagger.
Tuftland (L) and D. Minnion
Goldsworthy (W) and Sang

(July 28)  Travelling Cardston fell prey to the hosting Raymond Beet Thinners, dropping a 6 to 3 verdict to the Sugar City nine. Both teams were credited with eight base hits. Doug Allred did the twirling for the vanquished Colts, whiffing a dozen and walking two, while winning heaver Cliff Nalder fanned four and did not issue a free pass.

PLAYOFFS (Spring Coulee Red Sox vs Lethbridge Cubs)

(July 31)  Norman “Big Six” Geoghegan was the story as the burly right-hander handcuffed the Spring Coulee Red Sox with a no-hit, no-run performance in hurling the Lethbridge Cubs to a 7 to 0 triumph over the Scarlet Hose. The win gives the Baby Bears a one game cushion in the best-of-three playoff. Shortstop Joe Ferko led the victors with the baton, slicing three base blows.

Gilchrist (L) and Mercer
Geoghegan (W) and Sang

(August 1)  The Spring Coulee Red Sox mounted a valiant comeback to tie the score after falling behind 15 to 3 but finally wilted and lost 18 to 17 to the Lethbridge Cubs, a setback which eliminated the Sox from further playoff competition. The Cubs will now carry the banner of the S.A.A.B.L. into the provincial senior baseball playoffs in their first-round showdown with Stavely, champions of the Alberta Southern Baseball League. The game was an orgy of hitting as both teams hammered the horsehide all over the lot. Lethbridge rang up 21 base raps as shortstop Joe Ferko led the way with five safeties. Third baseman George Yanosik of the Cubs belted the game’s only home run.

Goldsworthy, Clendenin (7), Geoghegan (W) (7) and Sang
Raisbeck (L) and Mercer


The entrants in this three-team circuit spent more time engaging in exhibition games and tournament play than in facing one another in league fixtures. 

Stavely *

* 1925 Alberta Southern League pennant winner

(May 13)  Stavely piled up a 15 to 6 score over invading Vulcan in the Alberta Southern League opener. “Slim" Haynes went the route on the hill for the home team and, while he was hit freely, he never seemed to be in any particular danger. Catcher Billy Recor slammed a three-run homer for the Vulcanites.

Busby (L), xxx (8), xxx and Recour
Haynes (W) and Allan/Allen

(May 20)  With Roy Jenkins blasting a home run, Stavely won for the second time by clipping the host Champion nine 15 to 13 in an Alberta Southern League slugfest. Winning chucker Pendegrast managed to persevere for the complete-game mound victory while the losers used three pitchers.  

(May 25)  Champion edged out homestanding Vulcan 6 to 5 in Alberta Southern Baseball League action.

(May 27)  Roy Jenkins stole home in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning to give Stavely a 5 to 4 victory over visiting Champion. It was an uphill battle for the Stavely squad who fell behind 3 – 0 after one inning of play. The losers had a 7 – 5 edge in base hits as “Slim” Haynes, with eight strikeouts and one free pass, earned the pitching verdict over Champion’s Kielen, who fanned 11 but walked seven.

(June 18)  Invading Vulcan doubled the Carmangay aggregation 10 to 5.

(June 19)  With “Slim” Haynes on the knoll, Stavely beat Vulcan 7 to 2. Milt “Buzz” Busby was tagged with the loss. First baseman Roy Jenkins of the winners swatted a home run and a single.

Haynes (W) and Allan
Busby (L) and Seevers

(July 8)  Stavely made certain of first place in the Alberta Southern loop when they doubled homestanding Champion 4 to 2. “Slim” Haynes took the mound verdict although none of the four runs tallied by his squad against hard-luck loser Si Siler were earned while both Champion tallies were.

(July 21)  Before 1,400 hometown fans, pennant-winning Stavely continued their winning ways by defeating Champion 8 to 3. “Slim” Haynes gained the pitching nod over Si Siler in another one of their many great mound battles. Chuck Clark smashed a two-run homer for the winners.

(July 22)  By defeating the shorthanded Vulcan squad 4 to 2, pennant-winning Stavely completed their regular schedule in the Alberta Southern Baseball League undefeated.

Busby (L) and Seevers
Kielen (W) and Allen

(July 28)  Vulcan started the scoring but Champion came back strong to annex a 8 to 4 victory from the visitors.

Busby (L) and Recor
Siler (W) and Mosner



(May 13)  Olds was clipped by Didsbury 18 to 8.

(May 15)  Didsbury bombed Airdrie 13 to 4.

(May 20)  Didsbury recorded their third successive win by doubling Airdrie 8 to 4.

(May 22)  Innisfail won for the fifth straight time by defeating Carstairs 10 to 3.

(May 22)  Didsbury travelled to Olds and crushed the hosting team 11 to 2. Winning heaver Stauffer yielded only three hits and struck out ten batters. First baseman Reiber and catcher Clemens had two hits apiece for the winners.

Stauffer (W) and Clemens
Campbell (L), Peterson (5) and Ulry

(June 5)  Olds lost a snappy 11 to 7 ball game to hosting the Innisfail nine who plated seven of their counters in the first couple of stanzas.

Peterson (L), Ross and Jackson
Stockane (W), Russell and Diney

(June 16)  Running across five counters in the seventh stanza, hosting Innisfail improved their won-loss record to 5 – 1 by defeating Didsbury 10 to 6.

Stauffer (L) and Clemens
Freeman, Thompson (W) (2) and Diney

(June 17)  Invading Airdrie swept both games of a twin-bill from Olds, taking the first game 9 to 6 and the second encounter 13 to 7.

Hatt (W) and G. Lorimer
Ross (L), Bellamy and Jackson

A. Lorimer (W) and G. Lorimer
Ulry (L), Ross and Jackson

(June 18)  Innisfail got off to a great start and held on to defeat hosting Didsbury 8 to 7. Despite being raked for 15 base knocks, Innisfail’s Thompson picked up the pitching win while Stauffer was tagged with the defeat.

(June 20)  League-leading Innisfail stretched their margin atop the Rosebud League by scoring twice in the top-of-the-ninth inning to nose out hosting Olds 8 to 7.

Freeman, McKane, Thompson (W) and Thompson, Diney
Ross (L) and Hinton

(June 24) Homestanding Innisfail fell 9 to 4 to the travelling Didsbury nine.

(June 27)   Didsbury had a walkaway with visiting Olds, copping an easy 17 to 5 victory. The game had be called in the seventh inning when first baseman Shea and catcher Holton of Olds collided when both were endeavoring to catch a pop up. Neither player was able to continue and Shea had to be hospitalized.

Sims (L), Grant and Holton, Malyon
Metzgar (W) and Clemens

(July 27)  Visiting Carstairs rolled into Olds and shutout the home team 6 to 0.

Molleau (W) and Miller
Campbell (L) and Ulry


(August 26)  Carstairs defeated Innisfail 7 to 1 in the third and deciding game of the Rosebud League finals. The first two playoff tilts were split with each team winning their road game. Hosting Carstairs was never in trouble in the rubber match, jumping into a 5 – 0 lead after two innings and dominating throughout as winning heaver L. Guyn held the Innisfail nine in check on three scattered hits. Outfielders Jack Ing of Carstairs and P. Keller of the vanquished nine each had two safeties for their respective teams.  

McMahon (L) and Diney
L. Guyn (W) and Miller


Lacombe Sea Gulls
Red Deer

(May 25)  Joe Baldwin fanned 16 batters as Clive opened the Central Alberta League season by doubling hosting Red Deer 6 to 3. Shortstop Short clubbed a triple and two singles for the winners.

J. Baldwin (W) and A. Baldwin
Page (L) and Johnson

(May 25)  Behind the 17 strikeout mound performance of slab artist Edgington, homestanding Lacombe scored six times in the sixth stanza and went on to bomb Bentley 10 to 2.

Williams (L) and Morrison
Edgington (W) and Teare

(May 29)  Red Deer had no trouble in stomping all over hosting Blackfalds 12 to 1. Winning chucker Mayberry had only one tough inning, the third, and was never in any difficulty after that. Fred McBride had three safeties, including a pair of doubles, for Red Deer. Howie Malcolm reached base five times after being hit by a pitch, drawing a walk and singling three times. George Reid connected for a triple and two-bagger.

(June 5)  Wild pitching, walks, strikeouts galore and loose play on both sides characterized a Central Alberta League game in which hosting Red Deer put it all over Lacombe to the tune of 13 to 7.

Edgington (L) and Fleming
Page (W) and Logan

(June 9)  Playing throughout a steady drizzle, Lacombe clipped Blackfalds 12 to 4.

(June 12 – 13)  Red Deer and Bentley broke even in a home-and-home series with the visiting team prevailing in both instances. Friday, Bentley copped the laurels with a 4 to 2 victory in 11 innings. Saturday, Red Deer gained revenge in a 5 to 4 squeaker. In the Red Deer event, Bentley went ahead in the second overtime session when first baseman Palmer tripled and was singled home by third sacker Williams who later plated an insurance counter on an infield error. 
Whitesell (W) and Hergott
Smith (L), Page (11)  and Nelson

Although Bentley played errorless ball in their home game on Saturday, Red Deer outhit them by a significant 13 to 5 margin. Winning pitcher Page, with 13 strikeouts to his credit, had three bingles and slugged an eighth-episode solo homer which turned out to be the deciding run. Third baseman George Reid led the victors at the dish with four safe swats.     
Page (W) and Nelson
Whitesell (L), Williams and Morrison

(June 19)  Scoring the deciding run in the top-of-the-tenth frame, visiting Blackfalds edged Red Deer 4 to 3. Top batter in the contest was second baseman Howie Malcolm of the losing nine who had three hits.

Bills (W) and Sather
Smith (L) and Nelson

(June 25)  Clive’s snappy band of baseballers reeled off their fifth straight victory when they got past a fighting Blackfalds aggregation 3 to 1 in a fast-moving Central Alberta League fixture that took just 50 minutes to complete. C. Johnson hurled the win, striking out seven, while P. Bills of the homesters, fanned five in incurring the loss. The invaders broke a 1 – 1 tie in the top-of-the-ninth inning to take the decision. Alan Baldwin got things started with a single, then stole second and plated the winner when Jeglum connected for a double. Hudkins stroked a one-bagger and moved all the way around to third base when Jeglum was trapped between third and home and was finally tagged out. A well-executed bunt off the bat of Nelles then allowed Hudkins the leave the imprint of his cleats on the platter with an insurance tally.   

(June 26)  A succession of ninth-inning errors proved disastrous for the hosting Lacombe Sea Gulls who dropped an 8 to 6 verdict to invading Red Deer.

(June 30)  Red Deer banged out 18 hits in overwhelming invading Lacombe 11 to 8. Third baseman Page collected four hits for the victors while Welliver, the complete-game winning pitcher, came through with three safeties.

Wayne (L), Edgington (7) and Teare
Welliver (W) and Nelson

(July 6)  Hosting Clive ran roughshod over the Blackfalds brigade, swamping the visitors 19 to 1. Bill Short breezed to the pitching victory for Clive.

(July 7)  A big five-run eighth inning carried homestanding Blackfalds to a narrow 10 to 9 victory over Lacombe.

(July 16)  Hosting Bentley blanked Red Deer 8 to 0 behind the five-hit hurling of Williams who struck out nine batters. Red Deer played a poor defensive game behind losing tosser Welliver.

(July 17)  Playing in a frightful dust storm which got steadily worse as the game went on, Red Deer had a defensive meltdown and suffered an 11 to 6 defeat at the hands of Blackfalds.

Bills (W) and Sather
Mayberry (L), Malcolm (9) and Nelson

(July 23)  Slab artist Joe Baldwin of the Clive baseballers hurled a no-hit, no-run gem in pacing the league-leaders to an 11 to 0 lambasting of hosting Red Deer. The hard-hitting Clive bunch had eight hits off losing pitcher Welliver and were helped by nine Red Deer errors.

(July 23)  Lacombe bludgeoned Blackfalds 20 to 7.

(July 27)  First-place Clive ran across six runs in the opening inning en route to a 16 to 4 beating of Red Deer.

(July 28)  Scoring five runs on six hits during a sixth inning uprising, travelling Lacombe came away with an 8 to 5 win over Bentley. “Slim” Woodward copped the complete-game pitching win over Bentley starter Glen Williams.

(July 30)  Lacombe doubled invading Red Deer 4 to 2 as winning heaver Woodward allowed just four hits and struck out a dozen. Lacombe third baseman McDonald accounted for both his team’s runs by blasting a two-run homer. Welliver suffered the pitching defeat.

(July 31)  Red Deer nosed out Bentley 10 to 9 in a see-saw game limited to six stanzas because of darkness. Haarstad smacked a two-run homer for Bentley.

Bliss (L), Haarstad (5) and Morrison
Welliver (W) and Nelson

(August 4)  Red Deer pummeled three Blackfald twirlers for 22 hits in crushing the visitors 18 to 7. Third baseman Ed Springbett and outfielder McBride each had four hits for the winners while catcher Nelson, flychaser Pete Weber and winning pitcher Welliver all stung the sphere for three safeties with one of Nelson’s blows being a round-tripper and Weber’s total including a triple.

Bills (L), Guinn, J. Farewell and Sather
Welliver (W) and Nelson


Because of a disagreement over proposed scheduling of games, Nanton and High River withdrew from the Alberta Southern League and were accepted as members of the Wheat Belt circuit for 1925.

High River
Red Cross

(May 20)  Nanton shaded High River 4 to 3 in the opening match of the Wheat Belt League.

Woodman (L) and Haggerman/Hagman
Geddes (W) and Loree

(May 23)  Red Cross doubled Ensign 12 to 6 in a heavy-hitting Wheat Belt affair.

Swartz (L) , Packwood, Thrall and Seevers
Love (W) and Fulton

(May 25)  High River defeated Nanton 8 to 6.

(May 29)  Red Cross triumphed over hosting High River 5 to 4. The Rivermen had difficulty in solving the slow curves of winning pitcher Kehr and hurt themselves defensively with costly errors.

Kehr (W) and M. Fulton
Woodward (L), Hollister and Haggerman/Hagman

(May 29)  Nanton got past homestanding Glenview 4 to 1.

(June 24)  Playing probably their best game of the season, the High River contingent polished off visiting Glenview 17 to 5. During a fifth-inning rally, shortstop Wiley of the victors reached base twice and scored on both occasions.

Baker (L) and Robinson
Hollister (W) and Chudleigh

(July 9)  Invading Nanton broke a 2 – 2 tie by plating a trey in the seventh spasm to get by Red Cross 5 to 2.

McIntyre, Geddes (W) and S. Sears
W. Love (L) and M. Fulton

(August 11)  Playing on their home turf near Vulcan, the Red Cross balltossers won from Blackie 9 to 3.

W. Claypool (L) and D. Claypool
Willard (W), W. Love and M. Fulton


Blairmore Bruins
Coleman Tigers *

* 1925 Crow’s Nest Pass League pennant winner

(May 26)  Invading Coleman trimmed Hillcrest 4 to 1 in a well-pitched affair. Catcher Cliff “Sonny” Richards accounted for Hillcrest’s lone counter by smashing a solo home run.

Palichak (W), Ferko and Gate
L. Letcher (L), Lund and Richards

(May 29)  Coleman proved to be anything but welcoming hosts when they trimmed visiting Blairmore 5 to 1. Ferko slugged a home run for the victorious Tigers. Tony Palichuk  copped the pitching win.

Vejprava (L) and Fabio
Palichak (W) and Gate

(May 31)  Michel played their first home game of the Crow’s Nest Pass League season and came away as easy 10 to 1 winners over Hillcrest. Michel collected 22 hits during the fracas. Veteran slabster Lou Krall breezed 16 batters in earning the mound triumph.

Lund (L), L. Letcher (5), Seaman (8) and Richards
L. Krall (W) and Howalls

(June 2)  Blairmore started off strong, lagged in the middle innings but picked up again toward the finish to defeat Coleman 8 to 6. 

(June 7)  A two-run single in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning by V. Zalinsky boosted Michel to a 5 to 4 win over Blairmore. Lou Krall was the winning pitcher.

Miro (L) and Rae
L. Krall (W) and Sadlish

(June 12)  Blairmore avenged their loss to Michel just five days ago by defeating the league leaders 7 to 4 in a heavy-hitting affair. The Bruins banged out 15 hits against Lou Krall and received stellar pitching from slight portsider John Dicken

L. Krall (L) and Zalinsky
Dicken (W) and Rae

(June 16)  Hosting Hillcrest annexed their initial league victory of the season, laying a 10 to 7 trimming on Blairmore.

(June 21)  Unveiling their new ball diamond, the Michel baseballers outslugged visiting Hillcrest 17 to 12. Winning pitcher M. Halko clouted a bases-loaded three-bagger while teammate H. Jones cracked a pair of home runs. Hillcrest’s Letcher also slugged a four-bagger.

Seaman, Brown, Lund and Richards
Halko (W), L. Krall (9)  and Estabrook

(June 23)  Blairmore avenged a setback of the week previous by pounding travelling Coleman 9 to 1. Winning pitcher Johnny Dicken lost his shutout bid in the ninth inning when the Tigers scored their only run. 

(July 2)  The Blairmore Bruins ran roughshod over invading Michel 13 to 1.

(July 15)  Hillcrest upset Coleman 8 to 1. 

Gleason, Palechuk and Ferko
Beever (W) and Richards

(July 17)  A hard-fought battle between Michel and hosting Hillcrest finally ended with the visitors on the long end of a 10 to 6 score. Hillcrest’s L. Letcher had an outstanding game with the lumber, swatting a brace of triples and two doubles.

L. Krall, Hampton and Sadlish
Beever, Lund (W) and Richards

(July 17)  Coleman remained in first-place in the 1925 Crow’s Nest Pass League by rolling over Blairmore 18 to 2. Coleman’s “Babe” Johnston connected for a four-ply clout in the fifth frame.

Vejprava (L) and Rae
Gleason (W), Ferko (6) and Gate

(July 23)  Behind the solid pitching of Johnny Ferko, hosting Coleman rolled to an easy 8 to 1 triumph over Hillcrest. Coleman’s Cosgriff  belted an seventh-episode grand-slam home run.

Beever (L), Lund and Richards
Ferko (W) and Gate

(August 4)  Blairmore outclassed Coleman 8 to 4.

(August 19)  Michel took the measure of homestanding Blairmore 3 to 1 in one of the best games of the season. The match featured a hurler’s battle between Lou Krall of the victors and hard-luck loser John Dicken. All three Michel runs were unearned. Dicken provided the lone run for the Bruins with a seventh-stanza solo home run.

L. Krall (W) and Martin
Dicken (L) and Rae





East Calgary

PLAYOFF FINALS  Keona vs Riverside  (best-of-three series)

(July 28)  In the opener of a best-of-three series for the championship of the Calgary Intermediate League, Riverside blasted Keoma 12 to 4. Second counters in the second stanza by the Riversiders virtually settled the issue. Winning hurler “Slim” Miller had great backing from his mates who reeled off three twin killings. Keoma starter McLaughlin was replaced in the sixth stanza by “Mooch” Gill.

(August 2)  Riverside defeated Keoma to annex the Calgary Intermediate League title and will now advance to meet Drumheller.


North Edmonton

PLAYOFF FINALS  North Edmonton vs Gainer’s  (best-of-five series)

(September 1)  Gainer’s ball team took a step nearer the Intermediate League championship by defeating North Edmonton 14 to 6 in the first game of the finals. George Dame gained the nod in the pitching joust against Ava Cruthers of the Northenders.

(September 3)  A 1 to 0 decision over North Edmonton in a classic mound duel vaulted Gainer’s into a two-game lead in the Edmonton Intermediate League finals. George Dame once again copped the hurling erdict over Ava Cruthers as both heavers were spectacular. The only tally of the clash was manufactured in the opening panel on a hit and an error.

(September 8)  No result of game three, scheduled for this date, nor of any succeeding games in the series, if needed, were discovered in the Edmonton Journal.  


Red Willow

(July 29)  Front-running Erskine won their tenth game out of eleven played in the Buffalo Baseball League by disposing of Stettler 7 to 5 in a seven-inning, darkness-shortened affair on the home turf of the victors.

Buckle (L), Wheeler (3) and Wheeler, Pierce
Sorum (W) and Kerr

(August 28)  Erskine clinched the 1925 Buffalo Baseball League pennant in the final regular-season fixture, defeating Stettler 9 to 4. Winning pitcher Sorum allowed the visitors only four hits and did not give up any earned runs.


Acme Giants

(August 13)  Playing on a neutral diamond in Grainger, the third and final game of a first-place tie-breaker series between Acme and Swalwell was captured by Swalwell 13 to 4. The victors will represent the Big Five League against the winners of the Rosebud League in the semi-finals of the Alberta intermediate playdowns.


Tofield :


Outlaws :


Barnwell : 
Cubs :


Rinard Rustlers

(August 8)   

FINAL STANDINGS      W        L       Pct.
Taylorville         10        2      .833
Aetna                7        5      .583
Rinard               7        5      .583
Owendale             7        5      .583
Woolford             5        7      .417
Boundary             4        8      .333
Kimball              2       10      .167


Dutch Flats
Pincher Creek


Clyde :


Smoky Lake
Spruce Field                                                                       


Stony Plain                                                                   




Bon Accord
Fort Saskatchewan


Birch Creek
Mannville Juniors




Five clubs entered the 1925 Alberta senior playdowns. Two of the five, the Calgary and Edmonton aggregations, were comprised of all-star teams from their local senior amateur leagues. Stavely was the outright winner of the Alberta Southern League while the Lethbridge Cubs had to defeat the Spring Coulee Red Sox to qualify. A fifth entry, from the East Kootenay town of Fernie in B. C., having played the majority of their 1925 schedule against southern Alberta opposition, was allowed to join the fray as per their geographic proximity to the Oil province.

Lethbridge Cubs (S.A.A.B.L. champions) vs Stavely (A.S.B.L. winners) 

Just before the scheduled beginning of this series, both teams withdrew from provincial playoff competition in protest against Calgary and Edmonton being allowed to field all-star teams, the rationale being that the Alberta champion should be the best team, not a representative of the strongest league. Lethbridge and Stavely then engaged in a four-game exhibition series with the Cubs claiming three victories.

Fernie Miners vs winner of Lethbridge-Stavely Round One series

Fernie was awarded the series by default. Having already received a free ticket to the Alberta finals and experiencing a long layoff, the Miners were challenged to a home-and-home exhibition set-to by the Lethbridge Cubs. Playing in the Elk Valley centre, the Kootenayites edged the visitors 7 to 6 while in the return match played on the Henderson Park diamond in the Windy City, the Coalers again prevailed, this time by a 5 to 2 margin.         

BC vs Alberta

Fernie's surprising victory over Edmonton set up the baseballers playing out of the small British Columbia coal mining community to represent Alberta against the New Westminster Fraser Cafe diamondeers, resilient champions of British Columbia, in what was supposed to be an inter-provincial showdown, which turned out to be a playoff between Western BC and Eastern BC. A best-of-five series for the de facto Western Canada senior amateur championship was arranged with all games being played in Vancouver.

(September 19)  Outfielder Bill Maxwell’s slashing RBI double in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning broke a 2 – 2 tie and carried the New Westminster Fraser Cafe contingent to a 3 to 2 walkoff win over the surprisingly strong Fernie Miners at Athletic Park, a victory that gave the Cafemen a one-game lead in the series for the western Canada title and possession of the Gale Cup. Winning chucker Eddie Olson set down 15 Miners on strikes and gave up seven hits in going the distance for the knoll triumph. Maxwell also had a pair of singles to lead all swatters with three base blows. First baseman Larsen of the victors was next in line with a three-bagger and single. Both ends of the Fernie battery, losing tosser B. “Lefty” Blair and catcher C. Steinert laced a brace of one-baggers.

Blair (L) and Steinert
Olson (W) and Buchanan

(September 21)  Ace pitcher Eddie Olson and outfielder Cy Seymour were the sparkplugs that carried the Fraser Cafe nine of New Westminster to their second one-run victory over the Fernie Miners at Athletic Park, a narrow 4 to 3 win in ten innings. As in the first contest, the Lunchmen tallied a single counter in their final turn at bat to edge the Coalers. Fernie had tied the contest at 3 – 3 by plating a couple of bottom-of-the ninth frame tallies and only a spectacular running catch in the middle pasture by Royal City fly chaser Aubrey Mounger, which resulted in a double play, prevented the smooth-working Miners from scoring again and taking the game. Olson fanned ten and yielded six hits to the Kootenayites in toiling the entire ten rounds. Seymour, who wound up as the hitting star of the contest with two doubles and a single, drove in Mounger from second base with the winning marker in the overtime session with a wallop to left field.

Olson (W) and Buchanan
Jacobs (L) and Steinert

(September 22)  Fernie’s battling balltossers are still in the hunt for the western Canada senior amateur baseball crown and the Gale Cup. The Miners rebounded from a brace of tough one-run losses to capture the third game of their series with the Fraser Cafe diamondeers 6 to 3 at Athletic Park. The game had to be curtailed after eight stanzas of play as darkness set in. The Coal Heavers deserved the verdict all the way. They had losing flinger Aubrey Mounger in trouble on numerous occasions although they were able to score in just three rounds. They chalked up eleven base blows, including a homer by husky outfielder L. Rushcal as well as two-base swats by catcher C. Steinert and hot corner guardian J. Shand. Veteran Fernie elbower B. “Lefty” Blair set the Lunchmen down on six bingles. One of these was a lusty four-ply round-tripper to Cy Seymour, demon left fielder of the B. C. champs. The crafty Blair did not walk a single batter and rang up eight strikeouts.

Blair (W) and Steinert
Mounger (L) and Buchanan

(September 23)  A 7 to 1 triumph by the New Westminster Fraser Cafe group of pastimers wound up the interprovincial senior amateur series with the Fernie Miners, the Royal City tribe prevailing three games to one. Although nicked for eight safeties by the Coalers, winning tosser Eddie Olson of the Restaurateurs looked as good on the hill as he has at any time during the season. The big fellow mixed up his fast ball with a tantalizing out-drop which retired eleven of the Miners on strikes. The one run which was scored on him in the opening round resulted from two scratchy hits in the infield and a sacrifice fly. Only three of the blows registered by Fernie batters were of the crashing variety with five of them resulting from slow infield bounders. The B. C. champions were superior in all departments of the play, backing up Olson with airtight defensive support and in taking advantage of the opportunities afforded them to score runs. First baseman Larry Larsen did the most effective work with the war club for the winners. Three bingles came off his bat with two of them being very timely swats.

Olson (W) and Buchanan
Jacobs (L), Blair (4) and Steinert


SEMI-FINALS  Calgary Riverside vs Drumheller & Swalwell (Big Five League) vs Innisfail (Rosebud League)  best-of-three series

(August 16)  Unable to establish a quorum of players for a Saturday tilt, the Riverside club of Calgary arrived in Drumheller on Sunday for a doubleheader and divided the spoils with the hosts, each team winning and losing once. The Riversiders annexed the afternoon fracas 7 to 3 while the hosts prevailed 3 to 2 in an eight-inning evening encounter. The Drumheller aggregation claimed the Calgary squad defaulted the game scheduled for Saturday and are reluctant to travel to the Cowtown for a third match. 

Engle (W) and Savage
Jordan (L) and Lewis

Morasch (L) and Savage
Gould (W) and Lewis

(August 21)  Swalwell qualified to meet the winner of the Calgary Riverside-Drumheller series in the Alberta intermediate baseball finals by hammering Innisfail of the Rosebud League 19 to 5. The Swalwell nine, champions of the Big Five League, won the best-of-three semi-finals in two games straight, having captured the first game 4 to 1.

(August 25)  Invading Drumheller won the right to meet Swalwell in the provincial intermediate finals by scoring a decisive 13 to 2 triumph over Calgary Riverside in the rubber-match of their semi-final series at Mewata Park. The contest was called after seven stanzas. Sloppy defensive play by the hosts resulted in 12 errors which negated any chance of being competitive. Verne Gould, who did the hurling for the Mining Towners, limited the vanquished Riversiders to just two hits.   

Gould (W) and Lewis
Miller (L), Morasch (4) and Savage, McGoldrick

FINALS  Swalwell vs Drumheller  (best-of-three series)

(September 2)  Drumheller won the provincial intermediate baseball championship by doubling the invading Swalwell nine 6 to 3. The win was the second in succession for the Mining Towners. Verne Gould fanned nine and walked three in earning the complete-game hillock decision.
Kalbfleisch (L) and Hunter
Gould (W) and Lewis


Calgary Y.M.C.A. Capitols
Drumheller Juniors
Lethbridge Regals
Macleod Juniors
Medicine Hat Junior Typos

QUARTER-FINALS  Medicine Hat Typos vs Lethbridge Regals & Drumheller vs Calgary Y.M.C.A. Capitols  (best-of-five series)

(August 8)  The Medicine Hat Typos took both ends of a junior quarter-final playoff twin-bill from the visiting Lethbridge Regals winning 6 to 3 and 19 to 4. Both teams had six hits in the matinee clash as the Hatters’ Wilf Pennington, with 11 strikeouts, copped the pitching verdict over Ridpath. Third baseman Sinclair of the Regals led all swatsmiths with a triple and two singles.

Ridpath (L) and Mossey
Pennington (W) and Blaney

The follow-up clash was a rout as the Lethbridge squad was forced to use three chuckers who were combed for 17 safeties. Winning heaver Shaw of the Typos checked the Regals on five safeties. Harvey Blaney and Morrison of the Junior Typos cracked home runs while Lethbridge’s Wylie reciprocated.

Randle (L), Ridpath (3), Barkley (6) and Mossey, Howard
Shaw (W) and Blaney

(August 12)  The homestanding Drumheller Juniors defeated the Calgary Y.M.C.A. Capitols 5 to 2 in the first game of their Alberta quarter-final series. Winning tosser Hiatt fanned eleven and issued five free passes while Benedict, on the knoll for the Calgarians, whiffed five and walked ten. Outfielder Hides of the Cowtowners pasted the horsehide for a triple and double. 

Benedict (L) and Anderson
Hiatt (W) and McKinley

(August 14)  The invading Medicine Hat Typos advanced to the provincial junior semi-finals after defeating the Lethbridge Regals 12 to 8. Gas City slabster Wilf Pennington won his second game of the series while Regal hurler Sleightholm was tagged with the setback. Catcher Harvey Blaney had a perfect five-for-five performance at the plate for the winners.

Pennington (W) and Blaney
Sleightholm (L) and Mossey

SEMI-FINALS  Cardston vs Macleod  (best-of-three series)

(August 19)  Recipients of a quarter-final bye, the invading Macleod juniors won the right to enter the finals of the provincial junior playoffs when they doubled the Cardston nine 10 to 5 in the third game of their semi-final series. The teams had previously split the first two games in Macleod and agreed that the third game would be a sudden-death affair rather than extending the series to a best-of-five showdown.

SEMI-FINALS  Drumheller vs Medicine Hat Typos  (best-of-five series)

(August 26)  After annihilating the visiting Drumheller Juniors 22 to 0 in the opening game of the Alberta junior semi-finals, the Medicine Hat Typos fell prey to overconfidence and the able hurling of Drumheller’s Bill Hackler in the twilight encounter in which the invaders gained a split with a 6 to 4 triumph.  Winning tosser Wilf Pennington limited the Mining Towners to six safeties and fanned a dozen in the matinee clash as his mates banged out 19 base blows. Gas City infielders H. Brehm and Sangster slashed four bingles apiece with a triple included in Brehm’s total. Teammate Shaw blasted the contest’s lone home run.

Hiatt (L), Kennedy (4) and Gibson
Pennington (W) and Blaney

The Medicine Hat bats went suddenly cold in critical stages of the twin-bill’s late portion as Hackler stymied them on five hits. The Miners jumped out in front 4 to 1 after three rounds and sewed up the victory with a deuce in the fifth frame. Catcher Gibson led the invaders’ nine-hit offense, clubbing a triple and double. Teammate Kennedy slugged a home run and single, driving in three runs.

W. Hackler (W) and Gibson
Shaw (L), Pennington (6) and Blaney

(August 29)   The Medicine Hat Typos moved ahead in the Alberta junior baseball semi-finals by copping the abbreviated opening portion of a doubleheader 9 to 5 over the hosting Drumheller Juniors while the second half of the two-game set ended in a 5 – 5 tie.    The curtain-raiser was called in the seventh stanza because of wind and rain. Wilf Pennington hurled all seven stanzas for the victorious Hatters. Shortstop Thompson had a home run for the losers.

Pennington went back to the knoll in the evening encounter but things went bad for the Typos in the early stages as they fell behind 5 to 1.  A late comeback netted deuces in both the eighth and ninth sessions, sending the fracas into overtime. In the top-half of the tenth, the Gas City Gang pushed across three counters which were nullified when the game was called because of darkness, the score reverting back to the end of the ninth.

(August 30)  After a grueling 16 innings on the hill during Saturday’s twin-bill, Wilf Pennington once again ascended the clay heap for the fifth encounter run off on Sunday afternoon. With the help of a flukey two-run round-tripper by catcher Harvey Blaney when the baseball found a hole in the outfield fence, the visitors rallied for a four-spot in the ninth inning to grab the semi-final series with a 5 to 2 triumph. The Typos managed to acquire only four hits but made them count. A clutch two-run single by outfielder Reimer followed Blaney’s lucky homer, providing more-than-sufficient insurance.

Pennington (W) and Blaney
W. Hawkins, W. Hackler (L) (3) and McKinley

FINALS  Macleod vs Medicine Hat Typos  (best-of-five series)

(September 7)  Playing on a diamond that was still wet from a heavy rain the day previous, the hosting Medicine Hat Typos and Macleod split the first two games of the Alberta junior finals in a Labor Day doubleheader. The Hatters topped the Forts 5 to 1 in the morning clash while the invaders outlasted the Typos 12 to 9 in a wild second scuffle.
Outswatted by an 8 to 5 margin in the lid-lifter, Medicine Hat used timely hitting with ducks on the pond to secure the victory. Winning heaver Wilf Pennington was tight in the pinches.

Pisko (L) and Long
Pennington (W) and Blaney

Trailing 8 – 6 as they came to bat in the ninth inning of the finale, the Macleod swatsmiths lit into sixth-inning reliever Pennington by plating six counters on a walk, a half-dozen singles and an error. Two-run singles by shortstop Kirk and McLean sparked the late rally. 

xxx, Pisko (W) (7) and Long
Shaw (L), Pennington (6)  and Blaney

(September  10)   Out hitting their opponents in both games, the travelling Medicine Hat Typos managed a win and a tie in the third and fourth games of the Alberta junior finals. In a matinee tilt that featured hard hitting by both teams, the Hatters prevailed 11 to 9. The teams then staged an eight-inning 3 – 3 tie in the owl encounter with darkness preventing further play.

The Typos jumped out of the gate with gusto in the early scuffle as Wally Morrison’s three-run homer in the opening panel staked them to a lead which held up until the fourth frame when the homesters rocked starting Medicine Hat tosser Mayberry for seven markers. After the visitors ran across five runs in the sixth and Macleod responded with a deuce to knot the count, pitchers of record Wilf Pennington of the Gas City nine and the ultimate losing chucker, Ringland, took over. The Hatters got to Ringland for a brace of tallies in the eighth episode to salt the game away.

Mayberry, Pennington (6) (W) and Blaney
Pisko , Ringland (6) (L) and Long

The second engagement featured tight hurling in the clutch. The Typos had an early margin, lost it in the fifth but evened the score in the sixth.

Pennington and Blaney
Pisko, Ringland (6)  and Long

[Nothing was found in print to indicate that the series was ever completed.]