1929 Game Reports Vancouver     

1929 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1929 BC Interior 
1929 Vancouver Island   


Inter-league matchups with the Fraser Cafe and Fraser Mills teams of New Westminster formed a regular part of the 1929 schedule.

(April 24)  Outfielder “Peggy” Duff’s solo four-bagger in the fourth inning was the lone run of the opening game of the 1929 Senior circuit as the defending champion Firemen prevailed 1 to 0 over the Generals. Both chuckers went the route in the abbreviated contest that was terminated after seven innings when darkness prevailed. The Generals held a 5 to 4 edge in base hits as Jimmy Condon slapped a double and single to lead the pack with the hickory but the Hosemen picked up three double-plays which stymied offensive threats by the Commanders.

B. Richardson (W) and McLean
Holden (L) and H. Richardson

(April 26)  The Vancouver Athletic Club baseballers got off to a quick start as leadoff hitter Hec Cann slapped the first pitch of the game for a single and came around to score as the Red Caps never trailed in a 3 to 2 win over the Asahis. All told, V.A.C. collected 14 safe hits yet were held to just a triad of counters by the smooth-fielding Nippons. Four scattered safeties were all the Asahis could muster off winning flinger Hal Puder whose wildness got him into jams more often than his serving up a fat one. Coley Hall of the Clubbers led all swatters at the dish with a double and a pair of one-baggers. Teammate Charlie Miron slugged a bases-empty round-tripper.

Puder (W) and Whyte
Nishidera (L), G. Tanaka (4) and Yasui

(April 27)  The touring Meiji University from Japan inflicted a 1 to 0 defeat on the Firemen in an exhibition opener of a doubleheader. In the second contest, a league affair, the Asahis took the measure of the Generals 3 to 1. The Japanese visitors got the matinee game’s only run in the opening frame when losing heaver “Lefty” Kaye encountered a temporary streak of wildness. After walking a pair of batters and allowing a hit on a well-executed hit-and-run, he uncorked a wild pitch which allowed Wahio to score from third base. Left handed chucker Okagi allowed the Hosemen only two hits.

Okagi (W) and Tezuka
Kaye (L), Sikora (4), Geoghegan (7) and Telosky, Richardson

The late contest was knotted at 1 – 1 entering the seventh canto when, with one out, George Kato’s Texas Leaguer allowed Tom Matoba, who had walked, to scamper for third base where an overthrow gave him the opening to score the lead run. On the play, Kato, who was motoring hard, moved all the way to the hot corner and plated the Asahis’ insurance counter on Jubo Sekine’s neatly-placed squeeze bunt. Both teams had just four hits apiece. Abe Cross of the Generals had two of his squad’s hits, a double and single.

Suga (W) and Yasui
Esplen (L) and Kasmer

(April 29)  Some timely thumping gave the V.A.C. nine a 9 to 6 victory over the Generals in a free and easy contest at Athletic Park. The Red Caps scored three times in the bottom of the sixth frame to break a 6 – 6 tie and emerge with the triumph. The Red Caps’ keystone combo of second baseman Hec Cann and shortstop Fred O’Farrell did the most damage with the stick against the Gasmen, Cann ripping a pair of doubles and O’Farrell coming through with a two-bagger and single.

Weaver, Delcourt (L) (6) and Purmal, McLean (6)
Scott, Puder (W) (5) and Whyte

(May 3)  The Generals just managed to squeeze out a 3 to 2 victory over the defending champion Firemen in a most exciting conflict at Athletic Park. The win was the first of the new campaign for the Commanders while the loss for the Hosemen was their initial taste of defeat. Bill Richardson, curveball dispenser of the Generals, was the chief cause of the downfall of the Firemen. The right-hander whiffed ten while allowing three hits, two of which were a double and single secured by outfielder Jimmy Condon. Fly chaser “Peggy” Duff had a pair of hits for the winners. 

B. Richardson (W) and McLean
Thompson (L), Holden (7) and H. Richardson

(May 4)  In the first tilt of twin-bill action at Athletic Park, the Asahis squeezed through with a 1 to 0 victory over the Generals. The snappy exhibition of baseball, was highlighted by the sparkling defensive play of the Nippons. V.A.C. met their first reverse of the season when they bowed 5 to 0 to the superior play of the Firemen in the second contest. One-handed pitching phenom, George Tanaka, of the Asahis, tied the Generals up in knots with his assortment of slow stuff and benders in the opener. Only Abe Cross had much success with Tanaka’s slants, picking up three of the four hits which the Nippons’ chucker surrendered. The game’s only run was scored in the initial canto when losing tosser “Babe” Esplen walked three batters and then uncorked a wild pitch which allowed Eddie Kitagawa to score from third.

G. Tanaka (W) and xxx
Esplen (L) and xxx

Larry Holden out pitched Harold Straight in the follow-up match while his mates were piling on the runs. Jimmy Watters and infielder Charlie Stevenson each poled out three hits for the victors while Norm Goodall picked up two.

Straight (L) and xxx
Holden (W) and xxx

(May 6)  Dave Gray pitched one-hit ball in a game shortened to six innings because of darkness, yet lost the ball game as V.A.C. defeated Fraser Mills of New Westminster 2 to 1. Both runs against him were unearned. In the first frame, Pat Worley reached first on an infield error, stole second and scored on Charlie Miron’s scratch one-bagger. Fraser Mills knotted the count in their half of the same canto when Joe Hebert tripled to drive in Chuck Jacobson. The second and winning counter for the Red Caps came on an errant pickoff throw to third base by catcher Mat Sullivan in the second stanza. Gray struck out ten while winning flinger Earl Lewis whiffed a pair while surrendering four safeties.

Gray (L) and M. Sullivan
Lewis (W) and Ferguson

(May 8)  Five solid blows in succession gave the Firemen three runs in the fourth frame and proved more than enough to humble the Asahis 4 to 0. Over the course of the game, the Hose & Ladder Gang collected ten base hits, not one of them for an extra-base while the Nippons raked eight off winning tosser George Sikora. Nick Craig and Arne Miller had two hits apiece for the victors while catcher Reg Yasui led the Asahis offensively, also stroking a couple of one-baggers.

Sikora (W) and Telosky
Nishidera (L), G. Tanaka (4) and Yasui

(May 10)  The Generals and V.A.C. battled to a nine-inning 4 – 4 draw at Athletic Park. The feature of the game was the four-hit swatting performance by Earl Lewis of the Red Caps with one of his blows being a double. Outfielder Jimmy Condon of the Generals had three singles and made the defensive play of the game, a ninth-inning running catch of Syd Whyte’s hoist to deep right field.

Richardson and McLean
Puder and Whyte

(May 11)  Solid clubbing in the pinches during a Senior City League double-bill enabled V.A.C. and the Firemen to continue their winning ways before the largest crowd of the season at Athletic Park. The Red Caps came from behind to win over the Asahis in a hectic extra-inning affair 6 to 5 in the opener while the Hosemen registered another win at the expense of the Generals 4 to 2. The Nippons appeared headed for victory in the matinee game until starter Ty Suga was injured and had to leave the game. Reliever George Tanaka squandered the lead and the Asahis had to fight back to tie the match and send it to overtime compliments of Tom Matoba’s run-scoring double. Charlie Miron’s triple followed by Coley Hall’s sacrifice fly settled the issue. Miron also picked up a double and single to lead all swatters.

Suga, G. Tanaka (L) (7) and xxx
Lewis (W) and xxx

Two southpaws, George Kaye for the Flame Eaters and Don Weaver for the Generals, battled it out in the second affair, and though Weaver fanned nine, he was touched up in the third  and fourth frames for five solid blows which decided the game. Pete Stagg’s triple with two on in the third provided the Commanders with their two markers. Second sacker Stevenson, with a double and single, was the most productive hitter for the winners. 

Kaye (W) and xxx
Weaver (L) and xxx

(May 12)  Joe Hebert’s two-run four-ply clout in the bottom of the eighth inning turned defeat into victory for the Fraser Mills aggregation of New Westminster in an inter-league match with the Firemen. The blow allowed the Lumbermen to erase a 2 to 1 deficit and hand the Firemen a 3 to 2 setback, their initial defeat of the season. Every batter in the Fraser Mills lineup, save one, managed to collect a hit with third sacker Chuck Jacobson helping himself to a brace. Nick Craig, with a triple and two singles, was the heavy slugger for the Hook & Ladder Brigade.

Holden (L) and Telosky
Muscutt (W) and M. Sullivan

(May 13)  The Asahis doubled the score on Fraser Cafe of New Westminster, downing the Lunchmen 8 to 4. The Nippons plated a pair of counters in their first turn at bat and led all the way. As usual, the Asahis played smart baseball, maximizing their opportunities. There was plenty of hitting in this contest in which the hosting Royal City nine had a 10 to 7 edge. Losing pitcher “Scotty” Lee and leadoff batter Ray O’Dell smacked back-to-back four-baggers for the Cafemen while playing-manager Aubrey Mounger doubled twice and first sacker Eddie Novak ripped three singles. Reg Yasui had a two-ply clout and a one-bagger for the Nippons. 

Lee (L), Dodd (6), Mounger (6) and Perkins
G. Tanaka (W), Suga (6) and Yasui

(May 17)  Blasting starting and losing twirler Ty Suga from the hill after just 2/3 of an inning of mound work, the General Gas aggregation of diamond pastimers went on to spank the Asahis 8 to 3 at Athletic Park. “Babe” Esplen went the route for the Generals on the knoll and got the win with a five-hitter, fanning seven along the way. Outfielder Pete Staggs led the Commanders with the baton, smashing a triple and a brace of one-baggers. Teammate Abe Cross and catcher Reggie Yasui of the Nippons both picked up a pair of singles.

Suga (L), Nishidera (1) and Yasui
Esplen (W) and McLean

(May 17)  Hosting Fraser Cafe of New Westminster dropped a 5 to 3 decision to the invading Vancouver Athletic Club nine at Queens Park. Dave Scott was on the mound for the Vacs and, while he was unsteady for most of the game, managed to get by. Fred O’Farrell was the big sticker for the Red Caps with three bingles, one of them a double. Charlie Miron, Coley Hall and Bill Tuson all gathered two safeties for the winners while outfielder Ted Clarke led the Cafemen at the plate with three base raps.

Scott (W) and xxx
Novak (L), Mounger (4) and xxx

(May 18)  The Firemen, with left-hander George Kaye, at the controls, stung the defending B.C. champion Fraser Mills brigade from New Westminster 5 to 2 in an inter-league conflict which was part of a doubleheader. In the other tussle, the V.A.C. pastimers held their place at the top of the heap by taking another fall out of the flashy Asahis 5 to 3. Kaye started out rather wobbly but once he found his groove, out pitched the elongated Joe Dailey in securing the win for the Hook & Ladder Brigade. Harry Richardson’s bases-loaded single which cleared the sacks in the third inning was the deciding blow of the opening tilt. “Peggy” Duff used his speed to carry off the hitting honours, garnering three infield raps, all of which he was able to beat out for safeties.

Dailey (L) and xxx
Kaye (W) and xxx

The Asahis held a one-run advantage right up until the fifth inning of the late encounter but the Vacs came to life and, through their superior slugging, took advantage of Nippon miscues to grab the lead for good. The timely hitting of the Red Caps’ Coley Hall was a feature of the light-hitting affair.  

G. Tanaka (L) and xxx
xxx (W) and xxx

(May 20)  The slow-starting Generals won their second battle in a row when they handed the leading V.A.C. tribe an artistic 8 to 1 trimming at Athletic Park. Winning flinger Don Weaver subdued the Red Caps on four hits. The Gas Dispensers combed losing heaver Harold Straight for ten base knocks, four of them, including a two-bagger, by outfielder Jimmy Condon.

Straight (L) and Whyte, Ferguson (4)
Weaver (W) and Wilson

Standings *       W      L       Pct.
V. A. C.          6      2      .750
Firemen           5      2      .714
Asahis            3      5      .375
Generals          3      5      .375

* win and loss totals include inter-league games played against Fraser Cafe and Fraser Mills of New Westminster            

(May 21)  Eddie Novak hurled Fraser Cafe of New Westminster to an 8 to 1 shellacking of the Asahis in an inter-league tussle at Queens Park. While Novak was stymying the Nippons on three hits, the Restaurant sluggers were climbing all over Roy Nishidera for 16 base blows. Playing-manager Aubrey Mounger, outfielder Ted Clarke and catcher Cy Perkins all lit up the Asahi flinger for a double plus a pair of singles.

Nishidera (L) and Yasui
Novak (W) and Perkins

(May 22)  The galloping Generals continued their march up the standings by virtue of a 5 to 2 conquest of the Firemen. “Babe” Esplen went the route for the Gas Company nine and allowed five hits while ringing up nine strikeouts. The Firemen played sub-par defensively behind large starboard heaver Norman “Tiny” Geoghegan and never held a lead. Infielder Art Morse picked up three hits, including a double, for the victors.

Esplen (W) and Wilson
Geoghegan (L) and Richardson

(May 24)  The Bellingham Tulips cantered through a pair of soft victories over V.A.C. and the Firemen in an Empire Day exhibition doubleheader. The Fire Eaters were smothered 11 to 3 in the early match while the Vacs took a 12 to 4 drubbing in the follow-up tilt. The Tulips showed plenty of class in all departments of play which was featured by a sensational triple play against the Hosemen in the opener.

Coleman (W) and Norrie
Holden (L), Kaye (8) and Trasolini

Reynolds (W) and Norrie
Lewis (L), O’Farrell (7), Scott (8) and Ferguson

(May 24)  Johnny Berg, chief curveball dispenser for the Fraser Cafe nine, whiffed eleven and stood the Generals on their heads with three very lonely bingles as the New Westminster squad eked out a 1 to 0 win over the Gas Company aggregation. The Millmen scored the lone run of the game in the fifth inning when Denny Sullivan singled, stole second and trotted home on Doug Muscutt’s hard-hit double. Muscutt and Joe Hebert divided batting honours for the Lumbermen with two hits apiece. Pete Staggs had a double and single for the Commanders.

Weaver (L) and xxx
Berg (W) and xxx

(May 25)  Fraser Cafe of New Westminster throttled the hosting Generals 12 to 1 in the lid-lifter of a twin-bill at Athletic Park. In the second tussle, V.A.C. increased their lead in the Senior City circuit by blanking the Firemen 8 to 0. Winner Dick Ward of the Cafemen displayed a lot of class on the knoll in the matinee contest and was seldom in trouble. Ray O’Dell smashed a homer in support of Ward’s mound effort.

Ward (W) and xxx
Richardson (L), Esplen and xxx

The Vacs gave winning tosser Hal Puder great support in his second game shutout hillock triumph. Shortstop Fred O’Farrell pulled off two spectacular catches for the Red Caps that just about broke the hearts of the Fire Fighters. But, it was on the bases where the University of Southern California undergrad was the most dangerous. He stole three bases, including a clean theft of home in the sixth round.

Puder (W) and xxx
Kaye (L), Sikora and xxx 

(May 27)  Jimmy Watters hustling double in the seventh frame drove in Norm Trasolini, who had also reached base on a two-ply clout, breaking up a 2 – 2 tie and allowing the Firemen to post a 3 to 2 triumph over the slumping Asahis. Watters and keystone sacker Stevenson had a pair of hits for the Hosemen while Roy Yamamura sparkled for the Nippons. Yamamura had two hits, plated both his team’s runs and stole four sacks. Asahi catcher Reg Yasui also picked up a brace of safeties.

Sikora (W) and Telosky
Suga (L) and Yasui

(May 28)  Wiping out a 2 to 0 deficit, the Generals exploded for eight runs in the sixth inning en route to an 8 to 2 victory over Fraser Cafe of New Westminster in inter-league play. Winning chucker Don Weaver surrendered five safeties and stroked a brace of hits, including a home run, in support of his hillock effort. Eddie Olson had a pair of base raps for the Cafemen, one being a double. 

Weaver (W) and McLean
Lee (L), Mounger (6), Dodd (7) and Perkins 

(May 29)  Harold Straight fanned Johnny Nestman with the bases loaded and two out in the last round to preserve a 2 to 0 win for the Vacs over the Generals. The victory entrenched V.A.C. firmly in first place. Straight was in rare form, holding the Commanders to four hits and coming up big in the pinches. Pat Worley of the Red Caps was the only player from either side to generate two base hits.

Esplen (L) and Wilson, Sibbett
Straight (W) and Whyte

(May 31)  Unleashing a batting frenzy which completely subdued the Asahis, New Westminster’s Fraser Mills squad waltzed off with a 7 to 0 whitewashing of the Nippons in inter-league play. The Millmen manhandled a pair of Asahi chuckers for 15 base knocks while victorious tosser Doug Muscutt was breezing along on a four-hitter. Everyone of the Lumbermen had at least one bingle with catcher Matt Sullivan doing the most effective stick work with three safeties. Chuck Jacobson came through with a round-tripper and single while Joe Dailey slammed a brace of doubles.

Muscutt (W) and M. Sullivan
G. Tanaka (L), Suga (3) and Yasui

(June 1)  In a one-sided opener of a twin-bill at Athletic Park, the Generals outclassed the offensively-challenged Asahis 7 to 0 while the first-place V.A.C. tribe came from behind to dispense of the Firemen 4 to 3 in the nightcap. The weak-hitting Asahis were only able to muster four hits off winner Bill Richardson in the matinee event. Cy McLean and Alva Sibbett led the 13-hit offensive thrust of the Gas Company nine, plucking off three hits apiece.

G. Tanaka (L), Omoto (5), Suga (5) and Yasui
B. Richardson (W) and McLean

The teams divided ten safeties evenly in a light-hitting second affair. A three-run sixth inning put the Red Caps in the driver’s seat. Charlie Miron homered for the winners while third baseman Doug May stroked a double and one-bagger for the Fire Squelchers.

Scott, Lewis (W) (5) and Whyte
Holden (L) and H. Richardson 

(June 3)  Hec Cann’s last-inning single sent Pat Worley scampering home from second base with the winning marker as V.A.C. squeezed past Fraser Cafe of New Westminster 5 to 4 in an inter-league fixture. The see-saw contest was marked with errors of commission and omission with the Red Caps being charged with six fielding miscues. Winning pitcher Hal Puder was able to bail himself out of hot water consistently as the Royal City troupe stranded 12 baserunners. The Vacs held a slight edge in base hits, acquiring 9 to 8 for the Lunchmen. Outfielder Frank Olson of the Millmen, with three hits, topped the charts in the hitting department.

Dodd, Mounger (L) (6) and Perkins
Puder (W) and Ferguson 

(June 4) The rejuvenated Firemen hit freely, fielded snappily and ran the bases with abandon as they romped over a listless but cocky V.A.C. squad 10 to 5. Scoring three times in the first turn at bat, the Hosemen led through the entire game. “Tiny” Geoghegan scattered eight hits and struck out six in taking the mound decision. Jimmy Watters picked up three bingles, all one-baggers, for the Smoke Thwarters. Teammates “Peggy” Duff and Arne Miller contributed a double and single apiece. Shortstop Fred O’Farrell had a three-ply clout and two singles for the Red Caps. 

Geoghegan (W) and Telosky
Scott (L), Lewis (2) and Whyte, C. Hall 

(June 5)  Portsider Don Weaver of the Generals was downright inhospitable to the visiting Fraser Mills baseballers from New Westminster as he not only set them down on four hits while ringing up twelve strikeouts, but he also supplied the blow which broke a 4 – 4 tie and sent the invaders back home with a 5 to 4 defeat. Johnny Nestman aided Weaver by picking up a double and single.

Berg (L) and M. Sullivan
Weaver (W) and Wilson

Standings *        W     L      Pct.
V. A. C.          10     3     .769
Firemen            7     5     .583
Generals           7     8     .467
Asahis             3    10     .231

* win and loss totals include inter-league games played against Fraser Cafe and Fraser Mills of New Westminster 

(June 7)  The Firemen got to George Tanaka, the one-handed chucker, for four solid clouts in the second frame which translated into a couple of runs as they got past the Asahis 2 to 0 in a snappily-played  contest at Athletic Park. Winning pitcher Lorne Thompson held the light-hitting Nippons to just three hits, two off the stout bat of catcher Reggie Yasui.

G. Tanaka (L) and Yasui
Thompson (W) and Richardson

(June 8)  Shutouts featured an Athletic Park doubleheader when the Generals stopped the haughty V.A.C. aggregation 5 to 0 in one tussle while the Firemen administered an 8 to 0 whitewashing to the New Westminster Fraser Cafe squad 8 to 0 in the other match.

Esplen (W) and xxx
xxx (L) and xxx

Ward (L), Mounger and xxx
xxx (W) and xxx

(June 9)  Stealing a total of seven bases against losing pitcher Joe Sullivan, including a daring theft of home by Coley Hall, the V.A.C. baseballers beat up on the Fraser Mills of New Westminster troupe 9 to 0 in an inter-league tilt. Left-hander Harold Straight, without his customary wildness, puzzled the heavy-hitting Lumbermen on five hits. Charlie Miron blasted a two-run homer for the Vacs.

Straight (W) and xxx
J. Sullivan (L), Muscutt (6) and xxx 

(June 10)  The rollicking Generals continued their upward drive in the Senior City League standings at the expense of the Asahis, defeating the Nippons 5 to 2. One big inning, the third, in which the Gas Company nine plated four counters, decided the issue. Bill Richardson limited the Asahis to just two hits in taking the route-going hill decision. Pete Staggs and Jack Cranstoun each hit safely three times for the Commanders with Staggs drilling a double and Cranstoun a triple.

Richardson (W) and Purmal
Nishidera (L) and Yasui 

(June 11)  Timely hitting, backed by sparkling fielding, gave the Asahis a 5 to 4 win over Fraser Cafe of New Westminster in an inter-league tussle at Queens Park. Ty Suga, left handed Nippon moundsman, bested Dick Ward in their joust for mound supremacy. Suga was aided immensely by the outstanding defensive work provided by his infield. The winning run came in the ninth inning. Roy Yamamura doubled, was sacrificed to third and scored on Reg Yasui’s long fly to leftfield.

Suga (W) and xxx
Ward (L) and xxx 

(June 12)  The Fraser Mill nine from New Westminster played erratically afield and on the bases but recovered late in the contest, through some lusty hitting, to salvage a 4 – 4 tie with the Firemen. Outfielder “Peggy” Duff led the Hosemen with the stick, slamming a triple and single while infielder Ray Hawkes doubled and single for the Lumbermen.

Berg and M. Sullivan
Holden, Thompson (7) and Richardson

(June 13)  Hec Cann nicked one of losing tosser “Babe” Esplen’s choicest slants to right field for a bases-loaded two-bagger in the second frame which ended the scoring for the game as the V.A.C. pastimers went on to garner a shutout win over the Generals 3 to 0. Earl Lewis kept the Commanders off the scoreboard with an effective variety of benders and slow stuff which resulted in their measly output of four hits, two by Jimmy Condon. Cann and Lewis both picked up two hits for the Red Caps.

Esplen (L) and McLean
Lewis (W) and Ferguson

(June 14)  The light-hitting Asahis completely upset the applecart when they stopped the league-leading V.A.C. tribe 3 to 2 in a stirring contest at Athletic Park. One-handed pitching marvel, George Tanaka, completely subdued the slugging Red Caps after the second inning in capturing the hillock victory. He was aided by flawless defensive support. Losing chucker Hal Straight had pretty good command of the Nippons until the fourth frame when Tom Matoba surprised everyone by hitting a solo home run. With the score tied in the sixth canto, the Vacs were looking for a squeeze play after S. Nakamura opened the inning with a triple. However, Nakamura’s speed and Straight’s long windup, which resulted in a pitch far outside the strike zone, allowed the Asahi baserunner to swipe home with the winning marker without the necessity of sliding. Third baseman George Kato had two hits for the Nippons while Earl Lewis led the Vacs with the lumber, stroking a trio of one-baggers.

Straight (L) and Ferguson
G. Tanaka (W) and Yasui 

(June 14)  Seventeen hits, assisted by six errors, tells the story of the baseball game at New Westminster’s Queens Park in which the invading Firemen obliterated the hosting Fraser Cafe nine 14 to 7. Both teams experienced sub-par pitching performances, each requiring the use of three chuckers in this high-scoring inter-league tussle. Nick Craig and Norm Trasolini were the big stickers for the Hosemen, each rapping out three hits including a double. Infielder Edwards of the Cafemen had a home run and single.

Kaye (W), Holden (4), Craig (5) and Telosky
Lee (L), Novak (3), Ward (4) and Perkins, Pollock 

(June 15)  Outclassed for the greater part of the game, the Fraser Cafe baseballers out of New Westminster rallied in the last round to score five times and pull out a 6 to 5 victory over the Generals. A single by Cy Perkins drove in the winning tally for the Lunchmen. Eddie Olson went the route in taking the mound win over Don Weaver.

E. Olson (W) and xxx
Weaver (L), Richardson (7) and xxx 

(June 19)  The revamped Fraser Mills squad from New Westminster had a huge sixth-inning outburst, plating a half-dozen counters, as they blew away the V.A.C. band of marauders 8 to 3 in inter-league play at Athletic Park. Dave Gray, taking the mound in a relief role in the initial round with his team already in arrears 2 to 0, did a nice job of hurling to earn the knoll triumph. Morris “Paddy” Ryan and Joe “Sonny” Brown hit safely twice each for the winners while Fred O’Farrell picked up a triad of safeties for the Red Caps.

J. Sullivan, Gray (W) (1) and M. Sullivan
Puder (L) and Bray

(June 20)  V.A.C. baseballers took another bump on the chin, a 3 to 1 loss to the Firemen at Athletic Park. The Hosemen got to losing chucker Hal Straight for eight hits but they had him in trouble virtually every inning. Nick Craig took the the hill from his usual post in the outer pasture and tossed a five-hitter for the win. Hits by Norm Trasolini, Arne Miller and Tony Telosky gave the Smokemen their first tally in the fourth. Coley Hall drove in Charlie Miron from second base in the same frame to tie the score. The Fire Quenchers put the game away with two runs in the fifth. Craig’s double, Peggy Duff’s infield out, Trasolini’s walk, “Stun” Bray’s bad peg to second, a sacrifice fly by Norm Goodall and Miller’s second bingle produced the runs. Trasolini joined Miller as the only two players to amass two hits.

Craig (W) and Telosky
Straight (L) and Bray

(June 21)  A wild seventh inning, in which the Lumbermen hit and the Firemen booted the ball, turned a 3 to 1 deficit into a 6 to 3 win for Fraser Mills of New Westminster in an inter-league game at Queens Park. Chuck Jacobsen doubled on two occasions for the Millmen, the second two-bagger coming in the seventh round which drove in the winning and insurance runs. Jimmy Watters had two of the six hits surrendered by winning tosser Joe Sullivan.

Geoghegan (L) and Richardson
J. Sullivan (W) and Kratz

(June 21)  The Generals came from behind and plated a seventh-inning counter to edge the Asahis 4 to 3. Both teams bagged seven base blows. Trailing 3 to 0, the Commanders tied the contest on Pete Stagg’s three-run circuit-clout in the fifth. Staggs also drove in the winning tally with a double in the seventh.

Suga, Nishidera (L) (6) and Yasui
Richardson, Esplen (W) (6) and Purmal, Wilson (6)

(June 22)  Harry White’s long two-out circuit-clout in the seventh round of action gave the New Westminster Fraser Mills squad a 2 to 1 win over the Generals in an inter-league set-to. Winner “Slim” Berg and “Babe” Esplen put on a splendid display of pitching in the tightly-contested battle. The Gas Company nine ran over their only tally in the first inning when Alva Sibbett came in on on a delayed steal from third base as catcher Matt Sullivan of the Lumbermen pegged to the keystone sack on Abe Cross’ theft attempt. The Millmen knotted the count in the second panel when Ray Hawkes singled to drive in Joe “Sonny” Brown who had opened the frame with a one-bagger. Brown and teammate Morris “Paddy” Ryan were the only players to hit safely twice.

Esplen (L) and McLean
Berg (W) and M. Sullivan

(June 25)  Fraser Cafe of New Westminster scored six runs in the fifth stanza to grab a 7 to 5 verdict from the V.A.C. nine in inter-league play in the Royal City. Both teams registered eight base raps. Eddie Novak was on the hillock for the Cafemen and turned in his initial mound win of the season. The Red Caps’ Charlie Miron led the swatters with a trio of bingles.

Straight (L) and Ferguson
Novak (W) and Perkins

(June 26)  Scoring single tallies in each of the third and sixth cantos, the New Westminster Fraser Mills contingent blanked the Asahis 2 to 0. Moundsman Dave Gray went the distance for the Millmen, shutting out the Nippons on three hits while fanning nine. “Paddy” Ryan had two hits for the winners.

Gray (W) and Kratz, M. Sullivan
G. Tanaka (L) and Yasui

(June 27)  The slumping Vancouver Athletic Club dropped their fifth straight game when they were blanked 3 to 0 by the Firemen at Athletic Park. Both winning tosser Larry Holden and loser Earl Lewis were stingy with the hits, each giving up five. Jimmy Watters drove in the first two counters for the Hosemen with a fifth-inning single. The third counter occurred in the sixth after Nick Craig tripled and was able to scamper home on a wild peg. Bill Tuson of the Vacs singled three times.

Lewis (L) and Whyte
Holden (W) and Telosky

(June 28)  The Firemen took advantage of five bobbles by the Generals to win an exciting 5 to 3 contest from the Gas Company Gang. George Sikora earned the knoll victory with a six-hitter. Arne Miller had three hits for the winners. Pete Staggs hit a mammoth two-run homer for the Generals.

Esplen (L) and Wilson
Sikora (W) and Richardson

(June 28)  Fraser Mills fattened their batting averages at the expense of the Asahis at Queens Park in New Westminster when they unloaded on the Nippons to the tune of 9 to 2. Doug Muscutt fanned eight in tossing a six-hitter for the victory. “Sonny” Brown, Joe Dailey and Sam Kratz each helped themselves to three bingles.

Suga (L) and xxx
Muscutt (W) and xxx

(July 1) The Victoria Sons of Canada were swept 14 to 4 and 9 to 2 by the visiting Firemen, leaders in the Vancouver Senior circuit, in a holiday twin-bill at Royal Athletic Park. In the morning attraction, the Fire Fighters clouted the offerings of Johnny Kerr and Jack Curtis, on the mound for the Canadians, for 18 safeties which included four circuit-smashes, one each by Arne Miller, Charlie Stevenson, Nick Craig and Harry Richardson. The winners changed pitchers frequently and used six chuckers during the two-game sweep.

xxx (W), xxx, xxx and xxx
Kerr (L), Curtis (6) and xxx

xxx (W), xxx, xxx and xxx
xxx (L) and xxx

(July 1)  Tragedy followed the Dominion Day contests. The following was published in the Nanaimo paper July 2nd.

Falling overboard as he leaned on the rail of the SS Princess Mary, enroute from Victoria to Vancouver, Doug May, 28, of the Vancouver Firemen's baseball team which played a double-header in Victoria Dominion Day, is believed to have lost his life off Mayne Island, Gulf of Georgia, shortly after 1.30 a.m. today.

May and two fellow members of the baseball team had given up staterooms to a number of women who were unable to obtain berths. The three endeavored to sleep in deck chairs. The other two, Nick Craig and Arne Miller, dozed off and were awakened by what is believed to have been May's call for help. The vessel was stopped but no sign of May was found.

The vessel was about half or three-quarters of a mile from the shore of Mayne Island approaching Active Pass and it was possible though not probable that May was able to reach the island. He was not considered a strong swimmer, however. Nanaimo Free Press, July 2, 1929

(July 1)  The Bellingham Tulips divided an exhibition Holiday doubleheader with lower mainland opposition at Athletic park, downing the V.A.C. aggregation of Vancouver 6 to 5 in a morning encounter but losing to Fraser Mills of New Westminster by the same score in the afternoon event. The Tulips struck for four late runs in the early tussle when the infield for the Vacs blew up. Boyd Staggs of the Washingtonians and the Red Caps’ Charlie Miron both picked up three safeties.

E. Coleman, B. Coleman (6), Reynolds (W) (7) and Larson
Puder (L), Straight (8) and Whyte

Pinch-hitter Doug Muscutt’s ninth-inning double drove in the tying and winning counter for the Lumbermen. Joe Hebert had a double and a pair of singles for the winners while teammate Chuck Jacobson belted a four-bagger.

E. Coleman (L) and Larson
Gray, Dailey (W) (4) and M. Sullivan

(July 3)  Staging a stirring tenth-inning rally after being derived of victory on several occasions, the V.A.C. diamond pastimers finally slugged their way to a 2 to 1 walkoff victory over the touring Toronto Oslers. Outfielder Pete Staggs, borrowed from the Generals for the occasion, ended the contest by launching one of losing flinger Greer’s choicest curves for a two-out double, driving in Fred O’Farrell who had opened the stanza with a single. Staggs had earlier connected for another two-bagger. The Torontonians were only able to muster up two safeties off the Red Caps’ pitching tandem of pickup Bill Richardson and Hal Puder. 

Spring, Greer (L) (8) and Hoose
Richardson, Puder (W) (5) and Whyte

(July 4)  Youthful Don Weaver gave a brilliant exhibition of hurling at Athletic Park when the Generals shutout the league-leading Firemen 3 to 0. Weaver and Larry Holden of the Hosemen locked horns in a joust in which only goose eggs appeared on the scoreboard after the initial stanza but, in that opening frame, the Gas Company Gang shoved three runners across the platter which proved more than enough to set back the pace setters. The Firemen only garnered three scattered bingles off Weaver, two of them rather scratchy. Catcher Cy McLean doubled and singled for the Commanders.

Holden (L) and Telosky
Weaver (W) and McLean

(July 5)  Staging a stirring two-out tenth-inning rally after being denied victory inning after inning, the V.A.C. pastimers finally slugged their way to to a 2 to 1 defeat of the Toronto Oslers in the first engagement of their west coast tour. Pete Staggs, on loan for the game from the Generals, set off the fireworks with a booming walkoff double which plated Fred O’Farrell who had opened the overtime round by singling. The Oslers only managed to acquire two hits in the exhibition tilt. Staggs had an earlier two-bagger as well.

Spring, Greer (L) (8) and Hoose
Richardson, Puder (W) (5) and Whyte

(July 6)  The Toronto Oslers were forced to play eleven innings before they could dispose of a fighting brigade of Firemen 5 to 2 in an exhibition opener of a double-dip. In the league game which followed, the Generals squeezed out a 2 to 1 win over the Asahis. The Oslers bunched four hits and a walk to plate three counters after two had been retired in the second round of overtime in the opener. The Smoke Squelchers made costly defensive mistakes in the pinches which sealed their fate. Harry Richardson poled a solo home run for the Hosemen to go along with two singles.

Satterfield (W) and xxx
Kaye (L) and xxx

Only a determined batting rally in the sixth frame saved the Generals from defeat against the light-hitting Asahis in the twilight event. Reg Yasui’s single had driven in the Nippons’ run in the opening frame but, in the sixth, base hits by Johnny Nestman, Pete Staggs and Abe Cross off George Tanaka accounted for a brace of tallies for the Gasmen.

G. Tanaka (L) and Yasui 
xxx (W) and xxx

(July 9)  Eddie Olson stymied the visiting Vancouver Asahis on two hits as the New Westminster Fraser Cafe blanked the Nippons 5 to 0 in inter-league play. Another Olson, outfielder Frank, drilled a three-run homer in the fourth to break a scoreless tie and ignite the Cafemen to victory. Shortstop Edwards of the winners did well with the willow as well, drilling a double and single.

Suga (L) and Yasui
E. Olson (W) and Perkins

(July 9)  The Generals were mighty generous to the visiting Toronto Oslers, handing the tourists seven unearned runs in absorbing a 7 to 2 defeat in exhibition action. Losing heaver Don Weaver also contributed to the defeat with a bout of wildness wherein he walked five and gave up a wild pitch. The Gasmen accumulated seven hits to six for the Hog Towners. Jack Cranstoun of the Commanders led all swatters with a double and single.

Pryor (W) and Hoose
Weaver (L), Richardson (5) and McLean

(July 10)  The Toronto Oslers split an exhibition doubleheader with Vancouver opposition, taking an exciting 5 to 4 decision from the Firemen and then dropping the evening fracas 3 to 1 to a strengthened V.A.C. aggregation. The Firemen out hit and out fielded the Oslers in the afternoon contest but the visitors were able to bunch some long hits off loser Larry Holden while the Hosemen fell short in converting their chances against winning tosser Joe Spring. Outfielder Claude Satterfield banged out three hits for the Torontonians, one of which was a triple.

Spring (W) and Hoose
Holden (L) and Telosky

Earl Lewis dished up a fine assortment of benders in the late tilt and had the Oslers blanked until outfielder Walker pasted a fastball over the right field fence, his second base rap of the game, for a solo dinger in the eighth.

Greer (L) and Hoose
Lewis (W) and Whyte

(July 11)  Fraser Mills of New Westminster showed a lot of fight in defeating the Generals 2 to 1 in an exciting inter-league game at Athletic Park. They scored twice in the opening frame and just managed to hold the edge as the Commanders threatened in pretty nearly every stanza. Winning flinger Johnny Berg and his submarine ball proved effective in the pinches as twice the visitors escaped peril by turning in double plays.

Berg (W) and xxx
Esplen (L) and xxx 

(July 12)  The Firemen defeated Fraser Cafe 9 to 8 in a loosely-played inter-league tussle at Queens Park in New Westminster. After falling behind early in the contest, the Hosemen went ahead to stay in the sixth frame and padded their lead in the seventh and eighth cantos. A late surge by the Cafemen, sparked by Bob Norton’s home run, fell just short. Arne Miller doubled and singled for the Fire Eaters. Losing heaver Eddie Novak had a three-bagger and single while teammate Johnny Pollock came through with a double and one-bagger.

Geoghegan (W), Kaye (9) and Richardson
Novak (L) and Perkins

(July 13)  Base hits were at a premium at Athletic Park, and shutout baseball was the norm, when Fraser Cafe of New Westminster handed the hard-hitting V.A.C. brigade a whitewash, 3 to 0, in the first game of a double-bill while, in the second encounter, the Generals tightened up the race considerably by beating the front-running Firemen 2 to 0 in a snappy exhibition. Eddie Olson was the chief stumbling block for the Red Caps in the opener. For the first five innings, he did not allow a semblance of a base blow. Three bingles were the total collected by the Vacs. The Cafemen got to new hurler Espey of the Clubbers for two runs in the first round which proved more than enough to win.

E. Olson (W) and xxx
Espey (L) and xxx

“Lefty” Delcourt was pretty nearly the whole show for the Commanders in the late tilt as he held the Hosemen to a lone safety.

Delcourt (W) and xxx
Kaye (L), Thompson and xxx

(July 14)  The Generals broke out strong in the seventh inning to score five times en route to a 7 to 1 thrashing of the hosting Fraser Mills squad of New Westminster. Held hitless by losing twirler Joe Dailey for the first six frames, the Gas Company Gang was the recipient of five hits and two walks by the big right-hander in the seventh, good for five counters.

Richardson (W) and xxx
Dailey (L), J. Sullivan (7) and xxx

(July 15)  A four-run lead after two innings were in the books was insufficient for the Asahis as they lost out to the Firemen 6 to 5. The Fire Squelchers scored three in the fourth panel and then tied the game in the fifth round. The Nippons forged ahead once more in the top of the ninth when Ken Yamamura laid down a bunt to bring “Mickey” Sato in from third base. In the last half of the canto, however, Arne Miller drilled a two-run single to wrap up a walkoff win for the Hosemen. Larry Holden fanned nine in taking the four-hit decision. “Peggy” Duff, Norm Trasolini and Miller each had a brace of bingles for the victors. 

G. Tanaka, Suga (L) (4) and Yasui
Holden (W) and Telosky 

(July 16)  The Firemen gave a classy display in shutting out the touring House of David nine 6 to 0 in exhibition action. Playing flawless afield behind Norman “Tiny” Geoghegan, the Hose & Ladder squad amassed a dozen safeties with Jimmy Watters and Larry Holden leading the way with a double and two singles apiece. Geoghegan fanned seven while spinning a six-hitter.

Miller (L) and Deal
Geoghegan (W) and Richardson

(July 17)  The barnstorming House of David diamondeers salvaged a split in a gruelling double-bill at Athletic Park, dropping the opener to a bolstered V.A.C. squad 8 to 6 but rebounding for a 13 to 6 triumph over the Generals in the evening affair. After being behind most of the way, the Vacs came through with an eighth-inning rally to take the matinee game. “Stun” Bray was the hitting star for the Red Caps, collecting four safeties. Abe Cross also whaled the horsehide hard, picking up three sharp bingles.

McCall (L) and xxx
Straight, Espey (W) (4) and xxx

The Whiskered Wonders put the game out of reach by plating seven in the opening round and following that up with four more in the second canto on Deal’s grand-slam home run. Pete Staggs poled a two-run circuit-clout for the Generals.

Esplen (L), Delcourt (1) and xxx
xxx (W) and xxx

(July 18)  Scoring three times in the bottom of the fifth frame, the Vancouver Athletic Clubbers nosed out the Asahis 4 to 3. The verbal taunting by at least one member of the Vacs seemed to be getting to losing pitcher Ty Suga as he lost his concentration and focus during the Red Caps’ surge. The Vacs out hit the Nippons 8 to 5. Fred O’Farrell pounded a pair of doubles for the winners and teammate Coley Hall picked up a two-bagger and a single. Roy Yamamura singled twice off the slants of winning flinger Earl Lewis.

Suga (L) and Yasui
Lewis (W) and Whyte

(July 19)  An overthrow to the plate from the outfield allowed winning pitcher George “Lefty” Kaye to ramble in with the winning counter in the final frame as the Firemen took a close verdict over Fraser Mills of New Westminster 4 to 3. Kaye had doubled with one out, his second hit of the contest, and because of his hesitancy in rounding third on a follow-up fly ball, would have been a dead duck at the dish had it not been for the errant peg. Nick Craig and Jimmy Watters each stroked a brace of singles in support of Kaye’s mound work.

Muscutt (L) and M. Sullivan 
Kaye (W) and Richardson 

(July 19)  Charlie Miron’s single in the seventh inning drove in Hec Cann with the tying marker as the invading V.A.C. contingent escaped with a 7 – 7 draw in their match with the New Westminster Fraser cafe. The game terminated following the seventh because of darkness. Miron and teammate Coley Hall were best for the Vacs with the lumber, each stroking three hits with doubles for each and a round-tripper for Hall included. Heading the 14-hit attack by the Cafemen was Johnny Pollock who amassed four one-baggers. Aubrey Mounger picked up a double plus two singles and Bob Norton bagged a home run.

Espey, Lewis (2) and Kasmer
Lee, Mounger (5) and Perkins, Pollock

(July 20)  A pair of light-hitting contests featured a double-bill at Athletic Park. In the inter-league opener, the Generals game from behind to defeat Eddie Olson and the New Westminster Fraser Cafe squad 5 to 3 while, in the sunset encounter, the Firemen increased their lead in the Senior City League by blanking the Asahis 4 to 0 as George Sikora tossed a no-hitter. Bill Richardson set the Lunchmen down on two widely scattered singles in taking the matinee tussle.

Olson (L) and xxx
Richardson (W) and xxx

Sikora walked two batters, plunked one and saw a pair of Nippons reach first on errors in chalking up a seven-inning hitless gem in the late affair. ”Peggy” Duff and Nick Craig had three base blows apiece for the Hose & Ladder Gang.

Sikora (W) and xxx
G. Tanaka (L) and xxx

(July 23)  The hustling Generals, on the climb toward the top of the Senior City baseball league,took the measure of V.A.C. 7 to 3 at Athletic Park. Going into the seventh inning, the teams were deadlocked  a 1 – 1, but the Generals shoved six runs across the platter to settle things. Bill Richardson set the sluggers from the V.A.C. camp down on three scattered bingles to grab the hurling victory. Pete Staggs had two of the seven hits stroked by the Commanders and was his daring self on the basepaths, swiping three sacks.

Richardson (W) and McLean
Lewis (L), C. Hall (7) and Whyte

(July 23)  The sluggers from the defending provincial senior baseball champion Fraser Mills nine of New Westminster ran wild with the stick at Queens Park, murdering the offerings of three Asahi heavers for 20 bingles, including four home runs, as they decimated the Nippons 15 to 2 in inter-league action. Don Gray was on the hillock for the Lumbermen and held the Nippons helpless with his fast ball, limiting them to five scattered safeties. Leadoff hitter Harry “Moon” White started the decimation with a first-inning home run. White slammed out four hits during the one-sided contest, acquiring a double and two singles to go along with his dinger. Chuck Jacobson also homered as well as belting two doubles for the winners. Rounding out the four-bagger parade were Joe Hebert and Doug Muscutt.

Suga (L), Sato (3), H. Tanaka (7) and Yasui
Gray (W) and M. Sullivan

(July 24)  The Vancouver Firemen rallied for two runs in the sixth frame to double their Flame Eating brethren from Seattle 4 to 2 in exhibition action. Jimmy Watters did the heavy work with the stick for the victors with three clouts, one a three-ply blow.

H. Cunningham (L) and E. Cunningham
Kaye (W) and Richardson

(July 26)  The invading Fraser Mills gang from New Westminster administered a sound 11 to 3 drubbing to the Vacs. The Millmen jumped on losing chucker Harold Straight for five first-inning counters, driving him to the showers. The visitors gathered 12 hits in the tilt, three of them going to second sacker “Sonny” Brown. Winning tosser, Johnny Berg, pitched a six-hitter and topped his evening off with a three-run homer.

Berg (W) and M. Sullivan 
Straight (L), Espey (1) and Whyte, Kasmer 

(July 26)  The Generals tucked away another ball game at Queens Park in New Westminster by defeating the Fraser Cafe troupe 9 to 4. A four-run fourth inning broke the game open for the Gas Company Gang. Losing pitcher “Scotty” Lee struck out ten but was nicked for 11 hits including a home run by winning flinger “Lefty” Delcourt. Catcher Cy McLean of the Commanders had three safeties, a double and a brace of one-baggers.

Delcourt (W), Richardson (7) and McLean 
Lee (L) and Pollock 

(July 27)  George Sikora’s breaking benders, which so adeptly fooled the Asahis a week ago, were no puzzle to the Fraser Cafe hitters of New Westminster as the Hash Servers administered a 9 to 2 beating on the Firemen in an inter-league tilt which opened doubleheader action. The Generals shutout the hitting-challenged Asahis 6 to 0 in the second game. Playing-manager Aubrey Mounger of the Millmen stymied the Fire Eaters on three hits with his southpaw slants while the Lumbermen were busy hammering 13 safeties. Mounger also did some useful work with the war club, clouting a triple and a two-base blow. Keystone sacker Edwards topped the winners with the willow, registering three hits, two of which were doubles.

Mounger (W) and Pollock
Sikora (L), Telosky (8) and Richardson

The Gasmen pretty well had things their own way in blanking the Nippons in the second affair.

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

(July 28)  Outfielder Hebert’s bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning drove in Ray Hawkes with the winning tally as the Fraser Mills nine of New Westminster grabbed a walkoff 7 to 6 win over the visiting Firemen in inter-league play. The Lumbermen gathered 14 base hits in registering the victory with outfielder Bray collecting three of them. “Peggy” Duff rapped a pair of doubles for the Flame Subduers.

Craig, Kaye (L) (1), Simons (9) and Telosky, Richardson (1)
J. Sullivan, Berg (W) (1) and Kratz, xxx (9)

(July 31)  Seven innings in the second frame proved too much for the Vancouver Athletic Club baseball team to overcome as they dropped an 8 to 6 decision the the Colored House of David in exhibition action. The Red Caps out hit the tourists 14 to 11 with second baseman Hec Cann having a gala night at the dish with five safe blows including a two-bagger. Fred O’Farrell came through with a pair of three-baggers and a single.

D. Young (W) and Williams
Lewis (L), Straight (3) and Whyte

(August 1)  The Colored House of David, behind the solid pitching of the legendary John Donaldson, dropped the Generals 6 to 2 at Athletic Park. The highlight of the game was the heaving performance of Bill Richardson, one of the three twirlers used by the Commanders. Richardson went to the mound in the fourth frame and during the three innings he toiled, only nine batters faced him and everyone of them was retired on strikes.

Donaldson (W) and Williams
Delcourt (L), Richardson (4), Puder (7) and Wilson

(August 2)  The Generals got to George Tanaka, one-handed moundsman of the Asahis, for 12 hits in breezing to a 6 to 1 triumph over the Nippons. “Lefty” Delcourt fanned five in earning the seven-hit knoll victory. “Bunny” Purmal of the Commanders and Asahi first sacker Ken Yamamura led their respective squads with the lumber, each picking up a double and two singles.

Delcourt (W) and McLean
G. Tanaka (L) and Yasui

(August 2)  The Fraser Cafe nine of New Westminster scored seven runs in their opening turn at bat, routing three pitchers in the process, as they waltzed to an easy 12 to 2 drubbing of the Firemen in inter-league action at Queens Park. Every player in the lineup had at least one hit for the Lunchmen who scored in every inning but the sixth. “Scotty” Lee did a masterful job on the hill for the winners, limiting the Hosemen to four well-distributed hits, two being secured by Arne Miller. Johnny Pollock and Cy Perkins had three hits apiece for the Cafeterians. Eddie Pollock blasted a two-run four-bagger in the second frame off “Lefty” Kaye one of four hurlers used by the Smoke Squelchers.

Holden (L), Thompson (1), Kaye (1), Sikora and Telosky
Lee (W) and Perkins

(August 3)  The first-place Generals increased their lead in the Vancouver Senior City League to a full game over the runner-up Firemen when they grabbed a ten-inning 4 to 2 victory over V.A.C. in the opener of a league doubleheader. The rampaging New Westminster Fraser Mills nine continued to play well as they slammed the door on the inept-hitting Asahis 5 to 0 in the late tilt, an inter-league affair. Pete Staggs’ two-run homer in the bottom of the tenth round off Hal Puder ended the initial joust. The Vacs had taken the lead in the third on Charlie Miron’s four-ply wallop  with a runner aboard. The Commanders fought back to tie the score in the sixth as a result of four singles with catcher Cy McLean’s being the most timely. Bill Richardson hurled his usual effective game for the victors, giving up seven bingles, including a pair of doubles to Earl Lewis, while whiffing eight.

Puder (L) and Whyte
Richardson (W) and McLean

Dave Gray blanked the Nippons on one hit, a single by Reg Yasui, as the Millmen smothered the Asahis in the second game. “Stun” Bray had a big day with the stick for the winners, acquiring four base blows including a circuit-clout. Joe Hebert was next in line with a double and a pair of singles.

Gray (W) and M. Sullivan
Suga (L) and Yasui

Standings *        W      L      Pct.
Generals          21     13     .618
Firemen           17     11     .607
V. A. C.          16     14     .533
Asahis             5     25     .167 

* win and loss totals include inter-league games played against Fraser Cafe and Fraser Mills of New Westminster 

(August 5)  Playing very indifferent baseball, the Firemen failed to offer much opposition to the rollicking Colored House of David. The bewhiskered gentry only scored in three innings but they rubbed it in good and plenty when they did get on the paths and wound up hammering the Hosemen 14 to 3. Charlie Hancock clubbed a home run and triple for the barnstormers.

Claxton (W) and Hruska
Simons (L), Geoghegan (3) and Telosky

(August 6)  Four home runs featured the inter-league contest at Queens Park in New Westminster in which the invading Generals from Vancouver squeezed past the hosting Fraser Cafe contingent 6 to 5. Outfielder Pete Staggs of the Generals powered a pair of four-ply swats while teammate Abe Cross and Bob Norton of the Restaurateurs pole axed the other two. The Commanders held an 11 to 8 margin in base hits with Johnny Nestman picking up three of their bingles. Norton also had a double to go along with his dinger while teammate Cy Perkins contributed a brace of two-baggers.

Esplen (W), Richardson (5) and McLean
Novak (L) and Perkins

(August 6)  The Firemen and the cellar-dwelling Asahis split a double-bill at Athletic Park, the Hosemen grabbing the initial encounter 6 to 2 while the Nippons surprised by blanking the Flame Eaters 3 to 0 in the sunset event. Chucker Larry Holden limited the Asahis to just two safeties in the opener while stroking a triple and single from the batter’s box. His batterymate, Harry Richardson, pounded a home run in his support.

Holden (W) and Richardson
G. Tanaka (L) and Yasui

Southpaw Ty Suga was in rare form in the second encounter, holding the defending league champions to five scattered hits. The Nippons settled the game in the seventh when they scored twice by bunching infield hits off Nick Craig and taking advantage of some errant throwing by the Firemen. Two-hit performances by Roy Yamamura and Reg Yasui led all batters.

Suga (W) and Yasui
Craig (L) and Richardson

(August 8)  The use of four hurlers, surrendering twenty safe clouts and eighteen runs, preceded the calling of the inter-league game after six innings because of darkness in which the Fraser Cafe team out of New Westminster captured an 11 to 7 verdict from the Firemen. Leading the 11-hit offensive thrust by the Fork & Knifers was playing-manager Aubrey Mounger who slammed three hits including a home run. Infielder Johnny Pollock pitched in with a triple and a brace of one-baggers while winning flinger Bob Norton clubbed two doubles, a performance replicated by outfielder Nick Craig of the Hosemen.

Norton (W), Novak (6) and Perkins
Geoghegan (L), Kaye (6) and Richardson

(August 9)  The University of Michigan Wolverines, en route to Japan for a series of games, stopped off in Vancouver long enough to hang a 6 to 3 exhibition game loss on the Vancouver Athletic Club baseballers. Big Bill McAfee, ace chucker for the Collegians, stymied the Red Caps with his curves, twists, change of pace and blindingly speedy fast ones to record the hillock victory. Pete Staggs, a pickup from the Generals for this game, was the only Vancouverite to have any success against McAfee, singling twice.

McAfee (W) and Centamie
Straight (L) and Whyte

(August 10)  With Bill Richardson setting the faltering Firemen down on four hits in the opener of a double-dip at Athletic Park, the Generals bombarded the Hosemen 11 to 0 to clinch first-place and a bye in the playoffs. The second tilt, an exhibition affair, had an all-star group of diamondeers from the Senior City circuit taking on the University of Michigan, with the Selects winning out 5 to 3. The Commanders knocked loser Larry Holden around for 12 hits in easily capturing the initial contest. Jimmy Condon, “Bunny” Purmal and Pete Staggs all had two base raps for the winners with a double being included in Staggs’ total. 

B. Richardson (W) and McLean
Holden (L) and H. Richardson

Coley Hall registered four hits, including a triple and double, for the Stars in the late event. Outfielder Roy Nebelung slammed a home run for the Wolverines. Pete Staggs dazzled the visitors with his baserunning skills. After posting a single, he then proceeded to swipe second, third and home.

Asbeck, Kiegler (L) (4) and Centamie, Reichman
Esplen, Puder (W) (4), Lewis (6) and Wison

Final standings *     W        L        Pct.
Generals             23       13       .639
Firemen              18       14       .563
V. A. C.             16       14       .533
Asahis                6       26       .188   

* win and loss totals include inter-league games played against Fraser Cafe and Fraser Mills of New Westminster 

Semi-finals (best-of-five)   Vancouver Athletic Club vs Firemen

(August 12)  The Firemen grabbed the first of an anticipated feverish playoff round from the Vacs, nosing out the Red Caps 3 to 2. The V.A.C. aggregation pulled in front 2 to 0 in the initial canto when Earl Lewis singled home Fred O’Farrell and Charlie Miron after two had been retired. A bad hop on a throw-in to the plate allowed Nick Craig of the Hosemen to score and cut the deficit in half in the fourth after Harry Richardson had singled. Arne Miller’s two-run triple in the sixth plated the tying and winning counters for the Flame Fighters. George “Lefty” Kaye fanned five and tossed four-hit ball to earn the knoll decision. Craig had a double and two singles for the winners. 

Puder (L) and Whyte
Kaye (W) and Richardson

(August 13)  Awaiting a playoff opponent, the Generals hosted the Northern Pacific Railroad club out of St. Paul MN in an exhibition tussle and walked off with a 2 to 0 win. Bill Richardson fanned 18 of the Minnesotans in registering a five-hit shutout win. Jimmy Condon had three of the Generals’ nine hits.

(August 14)  Earl Lewis of V.A.C. and Larry Holden of the Firemen hooked up in a pitcher’s duel in the second joust of the feverish playoffs and the official decision, at the end of nine rounds, was a 2 – 2 draw. Pat Worley drove in the first run for the Vacs with a single and Haley Jackson’s sacrifice fly allowed Lewis to plate their second counter. Arne Miller and Charlie Stevenson batted in the two markers for the Hosemen.  Stevenson, along with teammate Nick Craig and Bill Tuson of the Red Caps each had a couple of base hits.

Holden and Richardson
Lewis and Whyte

(August 16)  The Vacs squared their semi-final series with the Firemen, dropping the Hosemen 5 to 1. The Red Caps opened the scoring in the fourth round with a single counter and had the lead the rest of the way. Hal Puder went the route on a seven-hitter for the mound victory. He was aided offensively by Earl Lewis who slammed three doubles. “Peggy” Duff picked up three singles for the vanquished nine.

Puder (W) and Whyte
Kaye (L) and Richardson

(August 17)  The Vancouver Athletic Clubbers took both ends of a playoff doubleheader from the Firemen, capturing the opening game 12 to 6 and then sending the Flame Quenchers to the sidelines by edging them 4 to 3 in the second contest. In the initial tussle of the day, a ten-run third inning by the Red Caps, highlighted by three-run homers off the bats of Hec Cann and Haley Jackson, forced the Hosemen to go through four pitchers before the side could be retired.

Holden (L), Geoghegan (3), Sikora (3), Thompson(3) and Telosky
Lewis (W) and Whyte

After a wobbly start in the late game, winning pitcher Harold Straight came on strong and ended with a four-hitter. Straight and third baseman Charlie Miron both had two hits for the Vacs, with a solo home run in the third inning included in Miron’s total.

Straight (W) and Whyte
Craig (L) and Richardson

Finals (best-of-five)  Vancouver Athletic Club vs Generals

(August 19)  The Generals clobbered the V.A.C. squad 12 to 1 in the opening game of the Senior City finals. The game was mercifully terminated after seven frames because of darkness. The Gasmen only had a 2 to 1 lead until the top of the sixth when they exploded for an eight-spot. Heading the 16-hit attack of the Commanders was winning pitcher Bill Richardson who doubled and added a pair of singles. On the hill, Richardson whiffed nine while surrendering five hits, three of which were garnered by Fred O’Farrell.

Richardson (W) and McLean
Puder (L), Straight (6), Espey (7) and Whyte, Kasmer

(August 21)  Following a first-game thumping, the V.A.C. tribe turned the tables on the Generals, taking a scrappy contest 10 to 3 and squaring the finals at a game apiece. The Red Caps got to losing twirler “Babe” Esplen early, touching him up for four runs in 1 1/3 frames. After a bad start, the Generals fought back hard but were unable to fatally dent the armour of portsider Earl Lewis who gave up six hits. Fred O’Farrell led the 10-hit attack of the Vacs, poling out a two-run homer plus a couple of one-baggers. Outfielder Pat Worley came up with a double and single as did Jimmy Condon of the Commanders.

Lewis (W) and Whyte
Esplen (L), Delcourt (2) and McLean

(August 23)  Pitcher Bill Richardson humbled the Vancouver Athletic Clubbers on five hits, sending 14 of them back to the dugout after being whiffed, as he engineered a 5 to 1 triumph for the Generals over the Red Caps in game three of the Senior City finals. A heavy offensive thrust in the top of the first frame, which netted the Gasmen four runs, more or less decided the contest. Jimmy Condon was the hitting hero of the evening for the Commanders, smoking a three-bagger and a brace of singles. Teammate Abe Cross singled three times. 

Richardson (W) and McLean
Puder (L) and Whyte

(August 24)  Veteran pitcher “Babe” Esplen provided the blow which gave the Generals a 2 to 1 walkoff victory over V.A.C. in ten frames to give his team the 1929 Senior City championship, three games to one. It was fitting that Esplen’s hit should end the game as he had stopped the Red Caps from scoring in the top of the tenth when he retired three in a row after Coley Hall had led off with a triple. Earl Lewis was outstanding in defeat, pitching a seven-hitter as well as pasting two doubles and a single. Pete Staggs of the Gas Company Gang also did well with the lumber, drilling a brace of two-ply clouts. The Generals now take on the South Hill Army & Navy Vets of the Terminal League in the first round of the B.C. Senior “A” playoffs.

Lewis (L) and Whyte
Esplen (W) and McLean

(September 2)  The Nippons of Seattle outplayed the Asahis of Vancouver in both games of their annual Pacific Northwest holiday series at Athletic Park. The visitors walked off with the early tilt 7 to 2 and took the late encounter 9 to 1. The Asahis were not up to form and were weak with the willow. 



(April 29)  The Knights of Columbus pounded South Hill 12 to 2 in the opener for each team. The Knights broke the game open with an eight-run fourth inning outburst. Second baseman McIntyre had four hits, including a double, for the victors while shortstop Eddie Holden and winning pitcher “Buddy” Townsend both belted home runs.

Diebolt (L), Haines (4) and Warren
Townsend (W) and Poushie

(April 30)  South Hill evened their early-season record by knocking off Shores' Jewelers 5  to 1. The Vets scored three runs in their first turn at bat and led all the way. Len Arthur struck out nine while yielding 4 hits, three to Shores' second baseman Gordon, in earning the mound victory. Catcher Warren stroked two singles for the winners.

Murray (L) and Pitt
Arthur (W) and Warren

(May 2)  C.N.R. and Shores' played to a seven-inning 5 – 5 deadlock as darkness prevented further play. Outfielders Art Robb of the Diamond Merchants and Moore of the Railroaders both stroked two singles.

Pearsall and Pitt
Aitchison and Tait

(May 6)  Shores' won their first game of the season, a narrow 5 to 4 triumph over the Knights of Columbus. Jack Bourne picked up the hillock decision over Leo Holden. Outfielder Art Robb and third baseman Sherman of the Jewelers both had two hits with one of Robb’s going for three bases. Ralph Spicer topped the Knights with the war club, hitting a double and single.

Bourne (W) and Pitt
L. Holden (L) and Poushie

(May 7)  The South Hill Army & Navy scored four first-inning runs and coasted to a 4 to 1 win over C.N.R. in Terminal League play. Len Arthur picked up his second pitching win of the season. Outfielder Moore of the Trainmen was the only player in the game to connect for two bingles.

Arthur (W) and Warren
Nassey (L) and Tait

(May 8)  A run in the top of the ninth inning gave the Knights of Columbus a 3 to 2 win over the C.N.R. baseballers. Both pitchers were stingy with the hits. Winner “Buddy” Townsend gave up just four while whiffing seven. Hermie McArthur fanned eight and was nicked for five safeties in absorbing the defeat. Third baseman Morrow of the Knights had a double and a single.

Townsend (W) and Poushie
McArthur (L) and Tait

(May 13) Ripping a pair of South Hill chuckers for 17 base blows, C.N.R. blew past the Vets 10 to 5 in Terminal League play. First baseman Vance of the Trackmen had four singles. Teammate McDiarmid was next in line with a double and a brace of one-baggers.

Aitchison (W) and Blatchford
Haines (L), Graham (7) and Blownski

(May 15)  The Knights of Columbus baseballers nosed out South Hill Army & Navy 7 to 6 in a Terminal League game at Powell Street grounds. The Hillmen were down four runs when they came to bat for the final time and succeeded in making a valiant comeback to tie the score. In the last half of the frame, however, winning pitcher “Buddy” Townsend singled, stole both second and third base and then scored the winning counter on infielder Morrow’s one-bagger. 

Arthur (L) and Warren
Townsend (W) and Spicer

(May 16) Out hit by an 11 to 7 margin, Shores' Jewelers still managed to take out the C.N.R. diamondeers 10 to 7. Catcher Blatchford of the Railroaders had a four-hit night at the dish to pace all willow wielders. 

Nassey, McArthur, Aitchison and Blatchford
Bourne (W) and Pitt 

(May 20)  In a light-hitting contest at the Powell Street grounds, Shores' Jewelers emerged with a 6 to 3 victory over the South Hill Army & Navy Vets. Winning pitcher Sayers fired a three-hitter and whiffed seven. Despite scoring six times, the Diamond Merchants were only able to pick up four base hits with outfielder Clarke collecting two of them.

P. Graham (L), Mills (4) and Warren
Sayers (W) and Pitt

(May 22)  In a first-place battle, the Knights of Columbus came out on top of Shores' Jewelers, edging the Gem Dealers 3 to 2. The Knights had to come from behind to secure the victory, plating two runs in their final turn at bat. Leo Holden sparked the winners at the dish with a home run and a single. Outfielders Art Robb and Mike Mitchell of the Diamond Merchants both singled on two occasions.  

Bourne (L) and Pitt
Townsend (W) and Spicer 

First-half standings      W      L       Pct.
Knights of Columbus       5      2      .714
Shores' Jewelers          5      3      .625      
C. N. R.                  2      4      .333
South Hill A & N Vets     2      5      .286

(May 28)  South Hill scored a single tally in the bottom of the seventh frame which gave them an 8 to 7 victory over Shores' Jewelers. Third baseman Crowder singled three times for the Hillmen while teammate E. Graham doubled on two occasions.

Murray (L) and Pitt
E. Graham, Mills (W) (4) and Warren

(May 30)  The top-dog Knights of Columbus brigade stretched their lead in the Terminal circuit with a 6 to 1 conquest of C.N.R.  Chuck Pearsall picked up the hillock triumph on a three-hitter. Ralph Spicer had a two-bagger and single for the Knights.

Pearsall (W) and Poushie
Aitchison (L), L. Holden (4) and Blatchford

(June 3)  A single marker in their final turn at bat was the difference-maker as the Knights of Columbus diamondeers got past Shores' Jewelers 6 to 5. “Buddy” Townsend struck out seven in hurling a two-hitter for the triumph. Batting stars for the victors were third sacker Morrow with a home run and single and second baseman McIntyre with a two-ply clout and a one-bagger.

Townsend (W) and Poushie 
Sayers (L) and Pitt

(June 5)  Members of the pitching staff from the Knights of Columbus continued performing at an outstanding level as Leo Holden fashioned a two-hitter as the Knights triumphed over South Hill 7 to 5. First baseman “Scotty” Lister of the Vets and third sacker Morrow of the Knights both connected for home runs.

Diebolt (L) and Warren
L. Holden (W) and Poushie 

(June 6)  Shores' Jewelers took a close 5 to 4 decision from the C.N.R. brigade in a Terminal League fixture at the Powell Street grounds. Jack Bourne was touched for seven hits in going the route for the knoll triumph. Shortstop Keely and outfielder Valentine of the Jewelers as well as keystone sacker Freddy Blatchford of the Railroaders each stoked a couple of singles.

Aitchison, Tait and Ivers
Bourne (W) and Pitt 

(June 10)  The South Hill Army & Navy Vets plated an eighth-inning counter which broke an 8 – 8 tie and gave them a 9 to 8 win over Shores' Jewelers in a free-hitting Terminal League fixture. First baseman Crowder, outfielder Crompton and infielder Phinney of the the Hillmen as well as catcher Fred Pitt of the Diamond Merchants all collected two hits.

Murray, Bourne (L) (7) and Pitt 
Shakespeare, Haines (W) (3) and Warren

(June 11)  The C.N.R. diamond pastimers edged South Hill 5 to 4 in Terminal League action at the Powell Street grounds. Second baseman Freddy Blatchford had a home run and single for the Railroaders while first sacker “Scotty” Lister of the Vets drilled a double and one-bagger. 

Diebolt (L) and Warren
Aitchison (W) and Ivers

(June 12)  Shores' Jewelers toppled the Knights of Columbus 8 to 4 in a Terminal League fixture. Mike Mitchell, pitching his first game for the Jewellrymen, allowed seven hits but was well-supported. His teammates picked up ten safeties from Chuck Pearsall, Knights’ hurler. 

Mitchell (W) and Pitt
Pearsall (L) and Dwyer

(June 13)  Leo Holden of the Knights of Columbus team pitched a seven-inning no-hit game against the Canadian National Railway nine, his club winning decisively 12 to 1.  Holden struck out six and picked up a pair of hits, both singles. His teammate, first baseman Wills, blasted a triple and single in support of the mound achievement.

Tait (L), Blatchford (3) and Ivers
L. Holden (W) and Dwyer

(June 19)  A five-run sixth inning propelled the Knights of Columbus tribe to a 9 to 8 victory over the South Hill Army & Navy Vets. Both pitchers of record fanned nine opposing batters. Eddie Holden homered for the Knights while teammate Dwyer had a triple and a single. Second sacker Keith of South Hill also had a three-bagger and a single.

Diebolt (L) and Warren
Townsend (W) and Poushie

(June 24)  In spite of touching losing flinger Leo Holden for just two hits, Shores' Jewelers proved to be just too good for the Knights of Columbus and took advantage of six fielding miscues to swamp the Lodgemen 11 to 2. The Knights piled up ten safeties, two each by infielders McPherson and McIntyre but were unable to produce with ducks on the pond.

L. Holden (L) and Poushie
Bourne (L), Noble (7) and Clarke

(June 25)  The Knights of Columbus baseballers got by the C.N.R. diamondeers 7 to 5 in a game in which both teams had six hits. Eddie Holden and outfielder Wills of the Knights as well as third baseman Syrotuck of the Railroaders each had two bingles.

Pearsall (L), L. Holden (6) and Spicer
Aitchison (W) and Tait

(June 26)  In a light-hitting Terminal League contest, South Hill got by Shores' Jewelers 3 to 1. Outfielder Art Robb hit a solo home run to account for the lone Shores' tally.

Haines (W) and Warren
Noble (L), Mitchell (7) and Pitt

The Knights of Columbus captured the first-half championship


(July 2)  Pitcher Mike Mitchell fanned five while twirling a three-hitter in leading Shores' Jewelers to a 4 to 1 conquest of the C.N.R. squad. Outfielder Valentine picked up a brace of bingles for the Gem Merchants while Mitchell drilled a double in support of his mound effort.

Mitchell (W) and Clarke
McArthur (L) and Tait

(July 4)  Blasting three home runs, the C.N.R. baseballers drubbed South Hill 12 to 6 in a Terminal League contest. Second baseman Syrotuck belted a pair of round-trippers for the winners while catcher Freddy Blatchford had one. Outfielder Kendall of the Railroaders contributed a brace of one-baggers.

Arthur (L), Diebolt (5) and Warren
Nassey (W), Aitchison (7) and Blatchford

(July 9)  In a loosely-played Terminal League match, South Hill and the C.N.R. teams played to a 13 – 13 sawoff. No less than 12 errors were committed, seven by the Railroaders. C.N.R. outfielder Moore singled three times while South Hill first baseman Lister banged out a pair of doubles. 

Nassey, McArthur (2), Aitchison (6) and Ivers
Haines, Diebolt (3) and Warren

(July 10)  After being blanked in their first two turns at bat, the C.N.R. baseballers struck with a vengeance and piled up eleven counters during the remainder of the game as they went on to an 11 – 6 triumph over Shores' Jewelers. Pacing the 16-hit bombardment by the Railroaders was outfielder Moore who hammered a home run, double and single. Winning chucker Aitcheson and first baseman Reynolds both cracked a double and a brace of singles while fly-chaser Kendall chipped in with a trio of one-baggers.

Mitchell (L) and Clarke
Aitcheson (W) and Tait

(July 15)  The Knights of Columbus came from behind to gain a 7 – 7 tie with Shores' Jewelers in Terminal League play. The Knights out hit the Diamond Dealers 9 to 6. Outfielder Clarke of Shores' had a home run and two one-baggers. Hughie Wicket blasted a round-tripper and a single for the Knights while teammate Leo Holden singled twice.

L. Holden and Poushie, Dwyer
Murray, Mitchell (5) and Pitt

(July 16)  Hermie McArthur tossed a five-hitter and rang up ten strikeouts as the C.N.R. baseballers blanked the Knights of Columbus 5 to 1. The Railroaders only collected four safeties in registering the victory, taking advantage of every possible break. Catcher Dwyer belted a home run for the Knights’ lone tally.

Townsend (L) and Dwyer
McArthur (W) and Ivers

(July 17)  C.N.R. remained hot by posting a 5 to 4 decision over the South Hill Army & Nave Vets. Only one player in the game, third baseman Phinney of the Hillers, was able to chalk up two base raps.

Bartlett (W) and Tait
Arthur (L) and Warren 

(July 18)  Erasing a 5 to 0 deficit, Shores' Jewelers piled on seven counters in the bottom of the second frame to run away with an 11 to 7 verdict over South Hill. Mike Mitchell led the Gem Merchants with the stick, picking up a double and two one-baggers. Teammate Noble smacked a home run. First sacker Taylor of South Hill rapped a triple and single.

Haines (L) and Blownski
Mitchell, Clarke (W) (3) and Pitt 

(July  23)  Behind the three-hit pitching of Chuck Pearsall, the Knights of Columbus blanked the South Hill Army & Navy 7 to 0. The Vets played poor defensively, committing five errors. Hughie Wickett doubled and singled for the winners and teammate Leo Holden smashed a four-bagger. Third sacker Phinney of the Hillmen had a two-bagger and single.

Pearsall (W) and Poushie
Diebolt (L) and Warren

(July 30)  Committing ten errors afield, Shores' Jewelers handed South Hill a gift 8 to 6 victory at the Powell Street grounds. Winning pitcher Johnny Diebolt fanned an even dozen batters in tossing a six-hitter. Outfielder Clarke of Shores' picked off two of his team’s hits.

Delbridge (L) and Pitt 
Diebolt (W) and Warren

(July 31)  Hugh Wickett’s grand-slam home run powered the Knights of Columbus to an 8 to 3 pasting of Shores' Jewelers in Terminal League play. Winning pitcher “Buddy” Townsend, as well as the Holden brothers, Leo and Eddie, all had two hits for the Caseys. Third baseman Art Robb and shortstop Sherman socked round-trippers for the Diamond Merchants with Robb also picking up a single.

Townsend (W) and Dwyer 
Mitchell (L) and Pitt 

(August 1)  In a pitcher’s battle from start to finish, South Hill eked out a 1 to 0 victory over the Knights of Columbus at the Powell Street grounds. Winning tosser Johnny Diebolt and losing flinger Chuck Pearsall both limited the opposition to just three paltry one-baggers. Catcher Warren’s single drove in outfielder Trayling in the sixth frame to earn the victory for the Southsiders.

Diebolt (W) and Warren
Pearsall (L) and Poushie

(August 6)  The Canadian National baseballers stepped to the top of the Terminal League second-half standings when they nosed out South Hill 4 to 3 at the Powell Street grounds. The Railroaders got to losing chucker Roy Haines for ten safeties including two each by infielders Freddy Blatchford, Vance and Syrotuck. Winning flinger Aitchison whiffed seven in tossing a four-hitter

Haines (L) and Blownski
Aitchison (W) and Ivers

Second-half standings       W      L       Pct.
C. N. R.                    7      3      .700
South Hill Army & Navy      6      5      .545
Knights of Columbus         6      5      .545
Shores' Jewelers            2      8      .200

(August 7)  C.N.R. scored an eighth-inning counter to defeat the Knights of Columbus 6 to 5. Hermie McArthur got the hillock triumph although he was lit up for three home runs, two by losing pitcher Leo Holden and one off the bat of “Buddy” Townsend. Third baseman Tate of the winners with a triple and single, along with Townsend both finished with two hits.

L. Holden (L) and Poushie
McArthur (W) and Ivers

(August 13)  Scoring three runs in their final turn at bat, the South Hill Army & Navy Vets edged first-place C.N.R. 7 to 6. Johnny Keith crushed a home run and single for the victors while teammate Taylor had three hits including a double. Freddy Blatchford picked up a four-ply clout and a one-bagger for the Railroaders.

Arthur (W) and Warren
Aitchison (L) and Lucas 

(August 16)  South Hill moved into a tie with the C.N.R. for the second-half leadership in the Terminal League by taking a well-earned 5 to 3 decision from the Railroaders at the Powell Street grounds. With both teams finishing the second-half with identical 9 – 5 records, a sudden-death tie-breaker for the opportunity to face the first-half winners, the Knights of Columbus, will be played.

xxx (L) and xxx
Arthur (W) and xxx

First-place tie-breaker

(August 20)  The South Hill Army & Navy Vets annexed the second-half championship of the Terminal League by taking an exciting 1 to 0 verdict from the C.N.R. diamond pastimers. Winning tosser Len Arthur of the Southsiders and the Railroaders’ Hermie McArthur staged an enormous mound joust. The only tally of the game was a home run hit by Taylor of the Hillmen in the second inning. 

Arthur (W) and xxx
McArthur (L) and xxx

Finals (best-of-three) 

South Hill vs Knights of Columbus   

(August 21)  Bunching the majority of their eight hits in the fourth inning when they plated all five of their counters, the South Hill diamondeers edged past the Knights of Columbus 5 to 4 in the opener of the Terminal League finals. The Knights held a 10 to 8 advantage in base knocks as outfielder Hughie Wickett led all swatters with a double and two singles.

Diebolt (W) and Warren
L. Holden (L) and Poushie

(August 23)  South Hill won the right to represent the Terminal Baseball League in the provincial Senior “A” playoffs by defeating the Knights of Columbus, first-half winners during the regular campaign, 4 to 3 in a loosely-played contest at the Powell Street diamond. Relief twirler Johnny Diebolt was the hero of the game for the Hillers, striking out four of the five batters he faced when the Knights staged a late-inning threat.

Pearsall (L) and Poushie
Farquahar (W), Diebolt (5) and Warren

(Leading to a proposed Pacific Northwest championship series)

New Westminster Baseball League finals (best-of-seven) 

Fraser Cafe vs Fraser Mills

(August 9)  Four big tallies in the first inning, resulting from four safe bingles and losing pitcher Joe Dailey’s momentary wildness, gave Fraser Cafe a 4 to 2 win over Fraser Mills in the first game of the New Westminster Baseball League playoffs. Catcher Cy Perkins led the Cafemen at the dish with a double and two singles. Harry “Moon” White homered for the Millmen.

Mounger (W) and Perkins
Dailey (L), J. Sullivan (1), Berg (7) and M. Sullivan

(August 11)  Scoring four runs in the top of the ninth inning, the defending provincial champion Fraser Mill contingent defeated Fraser Cafe 5 to 3 and evened their series for supremacy within New Westminster at a game apiece. After giving up a three-spot in the initial canto compliments of Bob Norton’s three-run dinger, winning tosser Johnny Berg settled in and had very little trouble, finishing with a five-hitter. Trailing 3 to 1 as they came to bat for the final time, the Millmen knotted the count on Joe Hebert’s two-run double. A hit batter and a fielder’s choice followed before the Lumbermen lucked out when a made-to-order double play ball was bobbled and a wild pitch thrown which allowed the winning and insurance markers to score. Hebert also singled for the winners to emerge as the game’s lone two-hit producer. 

Berg (W) and M. Sullivan, Kratz (7)
E. Olson, Mounger (L) (9) and Perkins

(August 13)  After catcher Cy Perkins had belted a grand-slam home run in the top of the ninth inning to put Fraser Cafe in front 5 to 4, the Fraser Mills nine battled back with a single counter in their half of the frame to salvage a 5 – 5 tie in the third game of the Battle of New Westminster. First baseman Eddie Olson’s errant peg to his bag on Joe Hebert’s dribbler, with pitcher “Scotty” Lee covering, allowed Harry “Moon” White to scamper home all the way from second base with the tying marker. Ray Hawkes had three singles for the victors while “Stun” Bray had a double and single, a feat duplicated by Olson of the Cafemen before his fatal miscue.

Lee and Perkins
J. Sullivan and Kratz, M. Sullivan

(August 16)  Doug Fraser’s solo four-ply clout in the fifth inning saved Fraser Cafe from defeat and sent them into another tie, 4 – 4, with Fraser Mills in the fourth set-to of the series. Darkness prevented any attempt at extra innings. Eddie Novak and Harry Edwards of the Cafeterians as well as Joe Hebert of the Sawyers each poked out a brace of bingles.

Dailey and M. Sullivan
Mounger (W) and Perkins

(August 20)  Fraser Cafe took a one-game lead in the New Westminster senior baseball playoffs when they fought off a ninth-inning outburst which netted Fraser Mills four tallies, and emerged 7 to 6 victors in the fifth game of the series at Queens Park. The Restaurateurs led all the way, after scoring once in the opening frame, and held a 7 to 2 margin entering the bottom of the ninth when the Millmen staged their belated rally which just fell short of tying the contest. Winning pitcher “Scotty” Lee and outfielder Frank Olson both slammed home runs as well as drilling a single for the Cafemen. Joe Hebert with a double plus a pair of one-baggers was tops with the paddle for the Mills crew.

Lee (W), Mounger (9) and Perkins 
Gray (L), Dailey (8) and M. Sullivan

(August 23)  Joe Hebert’s two-run homer in the eighth inning, just after Chuck Jacobson had tripled, gave Fraser Mills a 6 to 4 win over Fraser Cafe and, once more, tied up the New Westminster Senior baseball playoffs. Each team has won two games and tied a like number. The Lunchmen, playing errorless ball, collected nine hits off winning pitcher Joe Sullivan and were dangerous at all stages of the game. Jacobson had a double and single in addition to his three-bagger in leading the 13-hit attack by the Lumbermen. Hebert poled a double to go along with his dinger while catcher Mat Sullivan picked up a two-bagger and single, the same output registered by third sacker Doug Fraser of the Hash Slingers. 

J. Sullivan (W) and M. Sullivan 
Mounger (L), Novak (7) and Perkins 

(August 25)  Fraser Mills banged out 18 hits as they overwhelmed the Fraser Cafe nine 12 to 2 in game seven of the arduous Royal City series. Johnny Berg took the complete game win on a five-hitter. Only Harry Edwards, with three hits, gave Berg any degree of difficulty from the batter’s box. Chuck Jacobson, “Sonny” Brown and “Paddy” Ryan all picked up a triad of base blows for the Millmen with one of Jacobson’s knocks being a four-bagger and one of Brown’s raps falling in for a double.

E. Olson (L), Mounger (7) and Perkins
Berg (W) and M. Sullivan

(August 27)  After eight gruelling head-to-head battles in a series which began as a best-of-seven affair, the Fraser Mills aggregation emerged as the playoff champion of the New Westminster Baseball League, their third consecutive title, when they defeated the Fraser Cafe nine 6 to 4. The Millmen captured four games, the Restaurateurs two, while two others ended in ties in the bitter showdown. A five-run lead, obtained by the Lumbermen in the third inning, was just too much for the Cafemen to overcome. The animosity between the two rivals came to a head in the sixth canto when a fight between the Hash Slingers’ Doug Fraser and Chuck Jacobson of the Sawyers broke out, nearly precipitating a riot. Ray Hawkes and “Stun” Bray were the heavy stickers for the Board Producers with a pair of hits each, a feat duplicated by catcher Cy Perkins and outfielder Bob Norton of the Lunchmen. One of Perkins’ blasts was a solo circuit-clout. The champions of the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League are the scheduled opponents for the Royal City baseballers in the next round of playoffs. 

J. Sullivan (W), Dailey (6) and M. Sullivan
Lee (L), Mounger (7) and Perkins

Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League finals  

Jokers vs Sons of Canada

(August 27)  The Jokers defeated the Sons of Canada 7 to 2 in the final game of the Capital City baseball playoffs to capture the Victoria Senior Amateur title. The Jokers will now face the New Westminster champions in the first round of the provincial playoffs.

B. C. semi-finals (best-of-three) 

South Hill Army & Navy Veterans (Terminal League)  vs Generals (Vancouver Senior City League)

* added to the South Hill line-up as playoff pickups - McArthur Hermie P (C. N. R.), Robb Art OF (Shores' Jewelers)

* added to the Generals roster as playoff pickups – Kaye George “Lefty” P (Firemen), Yamamura Roy SS (Asahis)

(August 28)  Helpless, hitless, hopeless, South Hill, the Terminal League entry in the provincial Senior “A” playoffs, was crushed by the Generals 17 to 0 in the opening game of their semi-final set-to. Perhaps it was stage fright but the young South Hillers appeared mesmerized and failed to collect even one hit in the seven innings of play. Johnny Nestman and Pete Staggs stroked three safeties apiece for the victors and winning pitcher George “Lefty” Kaye, a playoff pickup, as well as Abe Cross, blasted home runs.

Kaye (W), Richardson (7) and Wilson
Arthur (L), Farquahar (6), McArthur (6) and Blownski

(August 30)  The Generals once more set back the South Hill Army & Navy Vets, this time blanking the Terminal Leaguers 8 to 0 to advance to the provincial Senior “A” finals. “Lefty” Delcourt won on a two-hitter as his mates amassed nine hits off curve-dispensing southpaw Johnny Diebolt of the Southsiders. Abe Cross had three hits for the winners. In absorbing the mound loss, Diebolt did a number on hard-swinging Pete Staggs of the Commanders, fanning the slugger three times in a row.

Diebolt (L), McArthur (6) and Warren
Delcourt (W) and Wilson 

B. C. semi-finals (best-of-three) 

New Westminster Fraser Mills vs Victoria Jokers

Playoff roster of Victoria Jokers (Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League) :  Barry 3B, Belcher 1B, Collins 2B, D’Arcy SS, Devereaux OF, Donaldson Dave P, Downs C, Gandy 3B, Lidstone Dan P, Pollard OF, Smith OF, Stickney Wes OF/P

(August 29)  Fraser Mills, three-time champions from the New Westminster circuit and defending provincial champions, demonstrated their abilities in no uncertain way by defeating the Jokers, Victoria titleholders, 19 to 5 in the first clash of their semi-final showdown. The Millmen collected 23 base blows while veteran Doug Muscutt of the Lumbermen held the Jokers to five scattered bingles. Six home runs were crashed out of Royal Athletic Park, five by the Royal City nine. Connecting for Fraser Mills were flashy first sacker Chuck Jacobson who belted three of the dingers, Joe Hebert and Harry White. Initial sacker Belcher of the Victorians also lifted one out of the ballpark.

Muscutt (W) and Kratz
Donaldson (L), Lidstone and Downs   

(August 30)  New Westminster Fraser Mills eliminated the Victoria Jokers from further play in the B.C. Senior “A” playdowns by dumping the Capital City champions 10 to 1 at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria. The Royal City troupe gathered three runs in the opening canto and never looked back. Dave Gray earned the knoll win over Wes Stickney. The Jokers played much better than in the first game of the series but were unable to come up with clutch hits with runners in scoring position.

Stickney (L) and Downs
Gray (W) and M. Sullivan

Finals (best-of-seven) 

New Westminster Fraser Mills vs Vancouver Generals (Vancouver Senior City League)

* added to the Fraser Mills roster as playoff pickups for this series – Lewis Earl OF/P (V.A.C.), Mounger Aubrey OF (Fraser Cafe), Perkins Cy C/OF (Fraser Cafe), Williams “Peep” OF (Fraser Cafe)

* added to the Generals roster as playoff pickups for this series – Craig Nick OF (Firemen), Kaye George “Lefty” P (Firemen), Yamamura Roy SS (Asahis)

(August 31)  Pete Staggs’ home run in the eighth inning with Roy Yamamura on base gave the Vancouver Generals a 3 to 1 win over the Fraser Mills aggregation of New Westminster in the opening battle of their series for Lower Mainland and provincial Senior “A” baseball supremacy. Bill Richardson chalked up the knoll triumph with a seven-hitter while ringing up ten strikeouts. Harry “Moon” White with a double and single topped the vanquished nine at the plate.

Berg (L) and M. Sullivan
Richardson (W) and McLean

(September 2)  For the second time in three days, the Generals upset the calculations of the Fraser Mills pastimers when they outscored the New Westminster visitors 9 to 2. The one-sided conflict was witnessed by nearly 4,000 spectators who saw the Vancouverites take control with a four run opening stanza and a second frame output of three counters. The visitors had plenty of hits but they had a hard time breaking through a strong defense at the proper time. Rival shortstops, playoff pickup Roy Yamamura playing for the Gasmen, and Harry White of the Millmen both slammed home runs. White added a double and single to his production for a three-hit effort.

Kaye (W) and McLean
Dailey (L), Gray (1) and M. Sullivan, Kratz

(September 3)  The Fraser Mills baseballers from New Westminster flexed their muscles offensively and rode the superb three-hit pitching of Johnny “Slim” Berg for a 7 to 0 whitewashing of the Generals in game three of their final series. Harry “Moon” White of the Lumbermen continued his torrid swatting for the winners, crashing a home run, triple and a pair of doubles. First baseman Chuck Jacobson added a brace of two-baggers for the Royal City clan. Though the Millmen outclassed the Commanders in every department of play, it is not certain their victory will stand as the Vancouver club filed a protest before the game with the B. C. A. B. A. concerning the usage of Earl Lewis by the New Westminster team.

Berg (W) and Perkins
Esplen (L), Delcourt (3) and McLean

(September 4)  Fraser Mills out of New Westminster peppered Generals’ ace chucker, Bill Richardson, for ten base blows, including a two-run homer by “Sonny” Brown in the sixth frame, as they outscored the Gas Company Gang 4 to 1 to even the series at two games each. Earl Lewis, whose presence with the Mills has caused quite a stir in the Generals’ camp, proved extremely valuable for the victors. He hurled one of his best games of the campaign, holding the Commanders to six hits. Brown also had a brace of singles to go along with his circuit-clout. Chuck Jacobson also picked up three hits, all singles, for the Lumbermen. The game was again protested by the Generals and a ruling is expected soon from the B. C. committee on Lewis’ eligibility.

Richardson (L), Kaye (7) and McLean
Lewis (W) and Parkins

(September 6)  The New Westminster Fraser Mills baseball club, without playoff pickup Earl Lewis in their lineup, obtained their first official victory in their provincial final series with the Vancouver Generals, dumping the Commanders 9 to 5 at Queens Park in the Royal City. The Millmen were stripped by the B.C.A.B.A. of their two previous wins in which Lewis had played. A member of the Vacs in the Vancouver Senior City League during the regular season, outfielder/pitcher Lewis was declared ineligible as a playoff addition to the New Westminster nine since he did not play in the same league as the Lumbermen. The series thereby stands at two games to one for the Generals. As a concession to the Fraser Mills team, they were granted permission to pick up an additional pitcher for the remainder of the series. As for the game itself, the Millmen led all the way, piling up five runs in the first three innings. They held a wide 14 to 8 margin in acquired base hits although Abe Cross of the Gasmen actually garnered the most, four in total including a triple. Chuck Jacobson belted a round-tripper for the winners.

Berg (W), Dailey (6), Gray (7) and Perkins, Kratz
Kaye (L), Delcourt (5) and McLean

(September 7)  Long John Berg, the human iceberg of baseball in the Royal City, was the hero of the day when he crashed out a solo home run in the bottom of the twelfth canto at Athletic Park to give the Fraser Mills squad of New Westminster a 5 to 4 walkoff win over the Generals. The Commanders held a 4 to 0 lead after 5 1/2 innings of action but let the lead slip away. Berg pitched the entire twelve frames for the Millmen, ringing up ten strikeouts while his teammates were out hitting the Vancouverites by a solid 17 to 9 margin. Outfielder Joe Hebert stroked five singles for the victors while shortstop Harry “Moon” White contributed four one-baggers.

Richardson (L) and McLean
Berg (W) and Perkins

(September 9)  The rollicking lumber boys from Fraser Mills in New Westminster maintained their terrific momentum, handing the Generals a 12 to 0 beating to take a three games to two stranglehold in their series with the fading Commanders. Dunc McKay allowed the Gas Company Gang just four scattered hits in posting the complete-game shutout win, and only one runner got as far as third base. McKay’s batterymate, Cy Perkins, connected for a grand-slam homer in the fourth frame which just about settled the issue. Playoff pickups for this series, Aubrey Mounger and “Peep” Williams of the arch-rival Fraser Cafe nine, both pounded a double and single for their new team.

McKay (W) and Perkins
Delcourt (L) and McLean

(September 11)  With more than 2,500 fans applauding vigorously at Athletic Park, the Vancouver Generals, after enduring five bumps in a row, two of which were negated, turned on the New Westminster Fraser Millmen, taking the Lumbermen to task 5 to 2 to tie up their series at three games apiece. The long, drawn-out protracted war now goes to a ninth and final game. Right-hander Bill Richardson of the Gasmen whiffed a dozen Royal City batters in claiming the seven-hit hillock victory. The Commanders picked up three runs in the fourth panel and, after the visitors looked dangerous when they came within one of tying in the sixth, came through with two more markers in the eighth. Jack Cranstoun provided a single and a screaming triple for the winners, the three-bagger driving in the fourth Generals’ counter. He then tallied the fifth run on the same play when catcher Cy Perkins let the ball get away from him at the plate.

Richardson (W) and McLean
Berg (L) and Perkins

(September 12)  The smooth-working aggregation from Fraser Mills in New Westminster demonstrated beyond all doubt their right to the B.C. senior “A” baseball championship when they cleaned up the Generals 6 to 0 in the final tussle of the lengthy series at Athletic Park. In repeating as provincial title holders, the Lumbermen put things on ice with a huge five-run fourth inning, ignited by Joe Hebert’s two-run double. The Generals were only able to get to winning heaver Joe Dailey for two hits, a double and single by playoff pickup Nick Craig. Dailey fanned seven as well as hitting a two-bagger and a single.

Esplen (L), Richardson (4) and McLean
Dailey (W) and Perkins

Proposed 1929 Pacific Northwest Regional baseball championship series (best-of-five) 

Seattle Pacific Telephones vs New Westminster Fraser Mills

Roster of Seattle Pacific Telephones – Chitwood C, Hawkins OF, Hewson OF, McCarron OF, McManus SS, Percival P, Preston OF, Smith 3B, Sonju P, Springer P, Stokke 1B, Taylor 2B, Warner C, Woods P

(September 13)  Appearing fatigued less then 24 hours following the completion of their strenuous and lengthy series with the Vancouver Generals, the New Westminster Fraser Mills squad dropped a 7 to 2 decision to the Seattle Pacific Telephones aggregation in the opener of the proposed best-of-five Pacific Northwest Senior baseball championship series. The Puget Sounders out hit the Lumbermen 12 to 11 and led continuously from the third inning on. Outfielder Preston had a double and single for the Seattle nine while shortstop Harry White topped the New Westminster contingent with the willow, collecting a three-ply clout and a one-bagger.

Woods (W) and Warner
Gray (L), Muscutt (9) and Perkins

(September 14)  After being held to one run for seven frames, the Pacific Telephone team from Seattle opened up on Fraser Mills pitcher Johnny Berg in the eighth stanza to score five counters and hand the New Westminster nine a 6 to 3 defeat in the opener of a Pacific Northwest senior baseball playoff double-bill at Athletic Park. The Millmen were forced to fight hard for a split and it took them ten innings before they finally captured the second game 4 to 3.

Sporting a 3 to 1 lead heading into the bottom half of the fateful eighth in the matinee encounter, the Lumbermen saw their margin evaporate when some healthy swats by the Puget Sounders, aided by a pair of New Westminster errors, earned the Pacific Phones the win. Outfielder Hawkins had three one-baggers for the winners. His outer pasture mate, Preston, and Harry White of the Fraser Mills squad each belted a homer.

Berg (L) and Perkins
Percival (W) and Warner

Playoff pickup, Aubrey Mounger, broke up the late game in the first session of overtime when he stroked a bases-loaded single to give Fraser Mills the well-deserved walkoff win. Fly chaser Preston of the Phones maintained his hot hand with the stick, lacing three singles. Winning flinger Joe Dailey, Ray Hawkes and Harry White all singled twice for the Sawyers.

Sonju (L) and Warner
Dailey (W) and Perkins

(September 15)  With everyone in the lineup registering at least one base rap, the Fraser Mills baseballers evened the Pacific Northwest Regional series at two games apiece when they humiliated the Seattle Pacific Telephones 11 to 4 in a game played in Bellingham WA. No less than seven of the nine members playing the entire game for the Millmen collected two base knocks with batterymates, catcher Cy Perkins and winning chucker Johnny Berg, leading the way with a home run and single each. Shortstop Harry White’s brace of blows included a triple while totals for Ray Hawkes and playoff addition Aubrey Mounger contained a two-bagger apiece.

Berg (W) and Perkins
Percival (L), Woods (3), Springer (5) and Chitwood

(September 19)  The Vancouver Sun edition of this date indicated that the Seattle Pacific Telephones were pulling out of the series. Their rationale was based upon an inability to find a venue for a game in Seattle during the upcoming weekend and their flat-out refusal to continue the series in Vancouver.