1932 Saskatchewan Game Reports     



Neilburg All-Stars (playoff roster) – Buglas 2B, Eisler Joe P/3B/2B, Eisler L. OF/2B, Flohr P, Frost Bill P/OF, Gibbons Lindsay 3B, Lambert 3B/OF, McKenzie OF, Olson C, Russell OF, Silver A. SS, Silver Ron C/OF, Stewart 1B/OF, Taylor “Slim” P

(July 9)  Playing before a home crowd at Cairns Field, the Saskatoon Northern Distributors took both games of their series from the Prince Albert Nationals by 8 to 3 and 3 to 2 scores. With Cooney Wood pitching six-hit baseball and the N-D’s showing enough batting strength in one inning to score seven runs, the Saskatonians sailed through to a comparatively easy victory in the afternoon. Catcher Lawrence Sillers cracked a bases-empty circuit-clout for the winners. His counterpart from the Railwaymen, backstop Freddie Mosher, had a three-hit output in a losing cause. 

L. Lunan (L) and Mosher 
Wood (W) and Sillers

Orlando Jantz of the N-D’s and Ortloff of the Nationals hooked up in a pitching duel in the nightcap. Jantz came out on top, receiving better support from his mates in the clutch. The winning run crossed the plate in the fifth after Jack Ritchie led off with a triple and was driven in on a sacrifice by Bruce McKenzie. Ritchie and Coonie Wood both had a three-bagger and a single for the victors.

Ortloff (L) and Mosher  
Jones (W) and Sillers 

(July 9)  The Neilburg All-Stars and the Saskatoon Gems split a playoff doubleheader in the first round of the S.A.B.A. playoffs at Neilburg. The Stars won a hitting contest in the afternoon 9 to 8 while the Gems rebounded for a comfortable 9 to 3 win in the late affair. Neilburg struck for seven runs in the second frame in driving loser Pete Therrien to the showers. Starting twirler Joe Eisler clubbed back-to-back home runs for the winners in successive appearances at the plate.

Therrien (L), Cummings (2) and Reeve
J. Eisler, Taylor (W) (5) and Olson

Lanky Ossie Jones fanned nine while surrendering four hits in going the distance for Saskatoon in the second encounter. His batterymate “Curly” Reeve picked up a trio of hits in leading all swatters.

Flohr (L), Taylor (3) and R. Silver
Jones (W) and Reeve  

(July 13)  The Prince Albert Nationals redeemed themselves from the double defeat received in Saskatoon at the hands of the Northern Distributors by taking both games of the return twin-bill on their home turf by scores of 7 to 4 and 9 to 4. Costly errors and an inability to hit in the pinches spelled defeat for the visitors in both tussles. A three-run eighth inning by the C.N.R. crew broke a 4 – 4 tie and gave the homesters the first game triumph. Prince Albert catcher Freddie Mosher and shortstop Lawrence Sillers of the N-D’s both had three hits including a double apiece.

Wood (L) and Fuller
Lunan (W) and Mosher

The Railwaymen quickly jumped on Hub City starter and loser Gar Parsons and sent him for an early shower in the fourth. Winning chucker Len Ortloff effectively scattered eight hits. Freddie Mosher of the Nationals and the N-D’s Jack Ritchie each collected a brace of base knocks for their respective teams.

Parsons (L), Jantz (4) and Sillers 
Ortloff (W) and Mosher

(July 16)  The Saskatoon Gems fell by the wayside in their first-round S.A.B.A. playdown battles when they dropped both ends of a double-dip to the flashy outfit from Neilburg. Playing at Cairns Field, the visiting Stars pulled out a narrow 9 to 8 verdict in the eleven-inning opener and then wrapped up the series with a 5 to 3 nightcap victory. Neilburg displayed a winning brand of baseball in both games. In the matinee event, the All-Stars outhit the Gems 16 to 10 but it took them two extra frames to sew up the win. Second baseman L. Eisler of Neilburg grabbed the willow-wielding honors as he collected four base hits including a triple. Teammate A. Silver punched out three singles.

Flohr, Frost (W) (7) and Olson 
Cummings (L) and Reeve

In the second game, Neilburg hurler “Slim” Taylor tossed a six-hitter and struck out five in going the route. The visitors took the lead in the second frame and never relinquished it. L. Eisler and outfielder Russell both had three base blows for the winners with one of Eisler’s being a double.

Taylor (W) and R. Silver
Jones (L) and Reeve 

(July 23)  Southpaw Cooney Wood whiffed ten Canadian National batters while yielding six hits as the Saskatoon Northern Distributors scored a one-sided 11 to 1 victory over the Prince Albert crew in the deciding game of their series. The Bridge City Brigade got off to a fast start in the first inning when four consecutive two-out singles manufactured three runs. Lawrence Sillers led the winners at the platter with three singles. Trapp scored Prince Albert’s lone run on a fifth-inning homer.

Wood (W) and Fuller
Ortloff (L), Mosher (5) and Mosher, Johnson (5)


(August 1)  Neilburg and the Saskatoon Northern Distributors broke even in their northern S.A.B.A. playoff double-bill played in Unity. The Hub City nine rallied in the ninth inning with three runs to take the matinee fixture by a 6 to 4 score but, in the nightcap, absorbed a sound 14 to 1 trouncing at the hands of the Stars. A triple by “Kallie” Kalmusky and singles by Tony Rogers and Lawrence Sillers gave the N-D’s their trio of counters in their final turn at bat which allowed Cooney Wood to pick up the complete-game mound triumph over Joe Eisler. Ron Silver smashed a bases-empty four-bagger for Neilburg. 

Wood (W) and Sillers
J. Eisler (L) and Olson 

Neilburg scored in every inning but the first and sixth in blowing over the Saskatonians in the late affair. Winning moundsman “Slim” Taylor was nicked for eleven scattered safeties and, despite errors behind him, was invincible with runners on base.  

Parsons (L), Young (3) and Sillers
Taylor (W) and R. Silver

(August 3)  Neilburg and the Saskatoon Northern Distributors failed to reach a decision in their two northern S.A.B.A. playoff games at Cairns Field. The N-D’s went into the lead in the round by winning the afternoon game 9 to 2 but the visitors came back to to take the owl encounter 8 to 5 to even the series at two games each. Cooney Wood effectively spaced nine Neilburg hits while fanning six to capture the win in the opener. First sacker “Hobb” Wilson generated two hits for the winners and sparkled in the field with his adept pickups of off-target throws from fellow infielders.

Frost (L) and Olson
Wood (W) and Fuller

Although outhit 12 to 11, Neilburg was better able to cash in on scoring opportunities in their second game triumph. “Hobb” Wilson of the N-D’s, with four hits, was the leading batter in this game. Bill Frost led the winners at the dish with a triple and single. 

Flohr, Taylor (W) (6) and Olson
Jantz (L), Wood (8) and Fuller

(August 4)  The Saskatoon Northern Distributors disposed of the Neilburg All-Stars in the fifth and deciding game of their playoff series with a thrilling 5 to 4 win before the largest and noisiest crowd at Cairns Field all season. Coming to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning and facing a 4 to 3 deficit, the N-D’s staged their walkoff comeback win in dramatic fashion, plating both the tying and winning markers before Neilburg was able to claim even one out. Jimmy Young, the first Saskatoon batter up, reached base on a fielding miscue. Walter “Kallie” Kalmusky  then plastered a sound double to score Young with the tying run. Kalmusky crossed the plate with the series’ winner when “Hobb” Wilson connected for a single. Overall, errors were largely responsible for the downfall of the visiting club. They outhit the homesters 12 to 8 but also out-miscued their hosts 8 to 2, many coming in critical situations. Wilson had three hits for the winners as did first baseman Stewart of the Stars. Included in Stewart’s total was a three-bagger. 

Taylor, J. Eisler (L) ((7) and R. Silver 
Wood (W) and Sillers, Fuller (9) 


(August 10)  Playing in Bruno in a scheduled northern final playoff doubleheader, the Saskatoon Northern Distributors defeated the Bruno nine by a score of 8 to 6 in the afternoon game. The evening game was called in the fifth inning when the fans and some players mobbed plate umpire Clouston who then awarded the game to the N-D’s. The score at the end of the fourth inning was 5 – 5. This second game result was later nullified and the contest replayed from a new beginning.

Wood (W) and xxx 
xxx (L) and xxx

(August 13)  The Saskatoon Northern Distributors removed all doubt as to what team would meet the southern winners for baseball supremacy in Saskatchewan. With one game to their credit, the Hub City ball tossers scored a double victory over Bruno at Cairns Field by 5 to 1 and 8 to 2 counts to wrap up the best-of-five northern series in three straight games. Behind the stellar hurling of their mound ace, Cooney Wood, the Warehousemen played errorless ball in the matinee fixture while Wood was limiting Bruno to six scattered hits. Not only was Wood stellar on the mound but he was equally effective with the bat as he drove in four of the N-D’s six runs with a solo homer, a double and a single. Also with significant offensive contributions for the winners were Ab Kellough with a triple and a single and Jimmy Young with a two-bagger and a single. Bruno’s top batter was Al Weber who stroked a three-bagger and a single.

Lummerding (L), A. Weber (8) and Hofbauer
Wood (W) and Fuller

One big inning, the first, gave the N-D’s the jump in the second game. Al Weber was assigned to mound duty for the Bruno club but failed to last one inning. After six runs had crossed the plate, Hassen took over on the hill and put out the fire. Orlando Jantz cruised to the pitching win with a six-hitter. Walt “Kallie” Kalmusky, Jack Ritchie and Tony Rogers led the victors at the dish as each poked out a double and a one-bagger.

A. Weber (L), Hassen (1) and Hofbauer
Jantz (W) and Fuller


(July 13)  In an opening playoff showdown at Arcola, the homesters and the Estevan Maple Leafs battled to a 6 – 6 draw. Proceedings were called to a halt after ten innings when darkness prevented further play. The game was a see-saw affair with both teams being guilty of loose play.

White, Berner and Dupuis
T. Marchand and L. Marchand

(July 20)  The Estevan Maple Leafs and Arcola will require a fourth game in their southern S.A.B.A. series as a result of splitting their playoff twin-bill at Estevan. In the afternoon game, Estevan booted the ball all over the lot, making 14 errors as Arcola won by a 5 to 3 count.

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

Things were different in the evening contest when the Maple Leafs coasted to an easy 14 to 0 victory and tied the series.

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

(July 22)  Playing the rubber-match in Carlyle, Estevan defeated Arcola 10 to 8 to earn the right to meet Weyburn in another round of S.A.B.A. senior playdowns.

D. Marchand (L) and L. Marchand
Berner, White (W), Goddard and Dupuis


Swift Current – Viceroy

(July 16)  The Swift Current Indians took the measure of the Viceroy Twin Vees  entry in the provincial playoffs by virtue of their twin victories in the Frontier City to cop the first round best-two-of-three S.A.B.A. series in straight games. The Tribe broke open a tie game by scoring seven times in the eighth frame to smother the visitors 12 to 5 in the afternoon game and then breezed to an 8 to 1 triumph in the twilight affair. Ralph Marlow held the Vees to six hits in earning the opening game mound win. Edler Knipfel, Horeak, Simard, Cowan and Bateman each had two hits for the Tribe.

A. Chafee, Boll (7), Robstad (L) (8) and L. Asbell
Marlow (W) and Cowan

“Lefty” Parrott limited Viceroy to three hits in the second game. His batterymate, Carruthers, paced all batters with three hits. With the sweep, the Indians earned the right to meet the eventual winner of the Arcola-Estevan vs Weyburn series in a southern semi-final series.

Boll (L), R. Chafee, Goodlaxen and L. Asbell and xxx
Parrott (W) and Carruthers

Estevan – Weyburn

(July 27)  Staging a thrilling batting rally in the eighth inning after being held scoreless up to that point, the Weyburn Beavers slipped five runs across the plate in succession to tie the Estevan Maple Leafs 5 – 5. Neither team scored in the ninth and two extra frames failed to break the deadlock.

Berner, Goddard (8) and Dupuis
R. Hogg and Waines

(July 29)  Trimmed 4 to 1 in the afternoon contest, the Estevan Maple Leafs fought back with a vengeance in the evening encounter, slamming 18 hits off loser Ralph Hogg, to take a 9 to 2 decision over the Weyburn Beavers and square their southern quarter-final series at a game apiece.

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

R. Hogg (L) and xxx
xxx (W) and xxx

(July 30)  The Estevan Maple Leafs doubled the Weyburn Beavers 6 to 3 to lay claim to the bragging rights as 1932 southeastern Saskatchewan winners. Estevan now moves on to play Swift Current in southern semi-final action.

Berner (W), Goddard and Dupuis
G. Hogg (L), R. Hogg and Waines


(July 31)  Behind the clutch hurling of portsider John Berner, the Estevan Maple Leafs blanked the hosting Swift Current Indians 3 to 0 to open their semi-final series on a positive note. The Tribe, however, tempered proceedings by storming back to take the second contest of the day by an 11 to 2 count. The Leafs outhit the Speedy Creekers 6 to 5 in the matinee tussle. Swift Current catcher Cowan was the only player on either team to register two hits.

Berner (W) and Enmark
Marlow (L) and Cowan

The Indians pounded the offerings of “Lefty” White for 17 base blows in romping to a one-sided victory in the second encounter. Swift Current’s “Lefty” Parrott tossed an effective seven-hitter to earn the mound triumph. Second sacker Horeak of the Tribe led all hitters with a four base rap production. Not far behind were teammates Jim Borthwick and shortstop Bateman who both picked up three base blows. Herb Dupuis collected three hits for the Leafs.

White (L) and Enmark
Parrott (W) and Carruthers

(August 3)  Playing in Estevan, the hometown Maple Leafs forged ahead in the best-of-five series by edging the Swift Current Indians 5 to 4 in the third game of the playoff doubleheader. The teams then battled to a 1 – 1 tie in the late game which had to be terminated after eleven innings when darkness made it impossible to continue. Ned Rooney’s burning eighth-inning single plated Herb Holmgren and broke a 4 – 4 tie to earn Estevan the win in the early match. Earl Goddard struck out nine in posting the complete-game pitching win. Rooney and Elmer White both had three hits for the winners.

Schriver (L), Marlow and Carruthers, Esche (5)
Goddard (W) and xxx

“Long John” Berner, the Estevan hurler, recorded 13 strikeouts and allowed only four hits in the nightcap while his mound opponent, “Lefty” Parrott of the Indians, whiffed eleven Leaf sluggers and also held the opposition to four hits. Sam Elson of the Maple Leafs and Swift Current’s Rein each hit triples when they marked up the lone runs of the tussle.

Parrott and Cowan
Berner and xxx

(August 4)  The Estevan Maple Leafs earned the right to meet the Southern League champion Regina Nationals for the south Saskatchewan crown when they clobbered the Swift Current Indians 9 to 3 to win the best-of-five semi-final series three games to one with one game tied. The Estevan triumph brought vindication to bespectacled pitcher “Lefty” White who had been battered by the Indians earlier in the series. On this day, he whiffed a total of 14 Tribesmen and held the rest to five scattered hits. The outcome was never in doubt as the Leafs piled it on early, tallying three counters in their initial turn at bat.

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

South Saskatchewan Final Series