1931 Manitoba Game Reports      


Arenas              6 – 2  .750
Dokey-Tigers        5 – 3  .625
Elks                3 – 5  .375
Norwood             2 – 6  .250

FIRST-HALF PLAYOFFS  Dokey-Tigers vs Arenas  (best-of-five series)

(July 6)  Running across five big runs in the top-of-the-ninth inning, the pennant-winning Arenas closed out the first-half playoffs in four games by clipping the Dokey-Tigers 6 – 2. It was the third win for the Rinkmen in the series, the other resulting in a tie. Base knocks by Art Frick, Issy Rosenstock, winning pitcher Wally Lawton, Joe MacDonald and Johnny Cook as well as a sacrifice by Vance Cancilla accounted for the final-canto outburst by the victors. Leading hickory hacker in the affair was outfielder Wilf Arnott of the vanquished nine who stroked a triad of singles.

W. Lawton (W) and MacDonald
Crowe (L) and Kokran                                                      

Dokey-Tigers         7 – 3  .700
Norwood              6 – 5  .545
Arenas               5 – 6  .455
Elks                 3 – 7  .300

SECOND-HALF PLAYOFFS  Norwood vs Dokey-Tigers  (best-of-three series)

(September 7)  The first-place Dokey-Tigers eliminated runner-up Norwood from further playoff action by nosing past the Suburbanites 5 – 4 in the third and final game of their three-game second-half championship series. The Tigers face the first-half champion Arenas in the overall league finals. Trailing Norwood from the start in the crucial rubber match, the Dokeys tucked victory away with a three-spot in the seventh round. “Dibs” Woods of the Bengals and Norwood’s Toddy May each slammed homers in the deciding match.

Christenson (L) and xxx
Luff, Crowe (W) (4) and xxx            

OVERALL LEAGUE FINALS  Arenas vs Dokey-Tigers  (best-of-seven series)

(September 12)  With heavers Sammy McCallum and Bill Crowe in a groove, the Dokey-Tigers rolled to a double win over the Arenas by 4 – 2 and 4 – 3 verdicts to supplant the Rinkmen as champions of the Winnipeg Senior Amateur Baseball circuit. In garnering their first title since 1924, the Bengals ousted the defending champions in five games, four of them victories.

McCallum (W) and Patton         
Ridgedale (L) and MacDonald

Foster (L) and xxx
Crowe (W) and xxx