1932 Tournaments / Exhibitions     



(May 24)  Blanked for seven innings, Oroville plated two in the 8th and another two in the ninth to shade Penticton 4 to 2 to win top money at the Oliver Empire Day Tournament.  In the 8th, Jim Kernan's drive down the first base line drove in Doc Baines, who had walked, to tie the game at 1-1.  Singles by Ike Ramsay and Andy LeMay brought Kernan home with Oroville's second run. In the ninth Sanborn singled in Troutman and scored himself on an outfield error. Penticton came back with one in the bottom of the ninth with Chuck Blacklock driving in Bob Phinney but it was not enough. Kernan fired a three-hitter for the pitching win while Alymer Cousins yielded five hits and free walks in fanning 11 to take the loss.

Kernan (W) and LeMay
Cousins (L) and Baker

Oroville had reached the final with a 2-1 win over Oliver as Jim Kernan pitched a five-hitter to best McLain who yielded just four hits in a losing cause. Oroville got on the scoreboard in the second inning when Ike Ramsay reached on an error and came home on Andy LeMay's single. Oliver knotted the count in the third when Rossiter singled, advanced on another one-bagger and scored on an error. The winning run came in the sixth inning when Doc Baines singled, stole second and came around to score on an another error.

McLain (L) and McNeill
Kernan (W) and LeMay

Penticton had crushed Summerland 13-0 combining a 10-hit attack with eight Summerland errors. Alymer Cousins, who pitched a three-hit shutout and fanned 13 in the seven inning contest, also led the hitters with three safeties and three runs. George Broderick smacked the only homer.

Cousins (W) and Baker
Ritchie (L) , Gould (3), Gaspardone (7) and Johnson


(June 3)  In a thrilling finish to the Summerland Tournament, Penticton, winners of the May 24th Oliver tourney, nudged by Oliver 6 to 5 in 11 innings to take top prize. Clair Baker's mighty clout to centre field scored Graham Kincaid, who had singled, with the winning marker. Trailing 5-1, Penticton got back into the game in the 8th combining one hit, a hit batsman, a walk, two stolen bases and three errors for three runs. They tied it in the bottom of the ninth as Baker singled, stole second and scooted home on Gordon Cramer's pinch-hit wallop down the third base line. In eight relief innings, Alymer Cousins gave up seven hits and one tally while fanning six to pick up the win. McLain allowed just nine hits in going the distance for Oliver but was hurt by five Oliver errors. He walked two and fanned 11.

Armstrong, Cousins (W) (4) and Baker
McLain (L) and Lawrence

In opening round games, Penticton walloped Oroville 12 to 5. Alymer Cousins was the winner with a three-hitter backed by a three-hit day from left fielder Casey Phipps. Andy LeMay, who had two of the three hits for the losers, clouted a three-run double for the Americans.

Cousins and Baker
Gjerde (L), Baines and LeMay

Oliver's McLain pitched shutout ball in a 6-0 victory over Summerland. Les Gould yielded just seven hits in taking the loss.

McLain (W) and Lawrence
Gould (L) and Gartrell

(June 15)   With ace Cliff Bogstie firing a shutout, Nacmine Athletics captured top money at the Drumheller Tournament downing Big Valley 3-0. 


(July 1)  Trail won its second annual Dominion Day Tournament defeating Fort Wright of Washington 7-5 in the final getting a pair of homers by "Slivers" Decembrini.  A four-run fourth inning set Trail on the way to the triumph.  Decembrini's two-run homer was the highlight of the big inning. They added singletons in the 5th, 6th and 7th.  Trail had won a bye to the final after downing Deer Park 8-0 in their first action.

DeMore, Morris (W) (4) and McTeer
Turner, Haroldson (4) and Goldstein

Fort Wright beat Colville 9-4 in semi-final action riding a five-run fourth inning to the victory.  Lawrence's bases-loaded double and a two-run single by Oscar Haroldson were the decisive blows of the uprising. 

xxx (W) and Goldstein
Sanders (L) and xxx

Trail blanked Deer Park 8-0 as DeMore and Morris combined on a three-hit shutout. A two-run double by Ross in the first inning was the winning blow. 

Routson (L), Long (3), Nobel and xxx
DeMore (W), Morris (5) and

Fort Wright clobbered Coeur D'Alene 14 to 5 putting the game away with an eight-run uprising in the fifth inning.

Almquist and xxx
Haroldson (W) and xxx

Colville defeated Nelson 6-2 in the opening game of the tourney. The Americans took the lead in the second inning when Exley drew a walk and Hurst knocked him home. Exley started it again in the fourth, reaching with a single. Hurst was safe on a fielder's choice and Smith followed with a safety to plate the second run and another followed on an infield grounder.  Colville made it 6-0 in the sixth as Bay hit a pair of batters and walked another. Two errors and two hits resulted in three more runs. 

xxx and xxx
Bay and xxx


(July 1) Hope scored five times in the ninth inning then held off a North Bend rally in the bottom of the final frame to take top prize in the Boston Bar Tournament with a 12 to 9 victory. Hope had a 7-5 lead after eight innings and extended that with their five markers in the ninth. But, North Bend came through with four in their final at bat to make it close. Catcher Cottrell led a 14-hit attack for the winners with three safeties. Steve Haines had three for North Bend. Wilkie, Stewart, Scott and Gardiner each had two hits for Hope. T.Smith knocked out a double and single for the losers, scored three times and stole two bases.

Wilkie (W) and Cottrell
Hay (L) and Bachuk

North Bend reached the final by hammering Spences Bridge 16 to 2.  Steve Haines helped lead the offense with a double and two singles, four runs scored and a pair fo stolen bases. Bachuk had three hits and three runs and J. Richmond added three safeties. McLeod held the losers to four hits in going the distance.  Olson, the losing hurler, belted the game's only homer.

Olson (L) and Martinson
McLeod (W) and Day

Hope blew a 4-0 lead, giving up four runs in the seventh and final inning before rallying with a run in the bottom of the seventh for a 5-4 triumph over Boston Bar in the tournament's opening game.  With two out, Hope was handed the victory as Boston Bar made three errors before Stewart, who had three hits, knocked in the winning run.  Wilkie allowed just four hits and whiffed 16 in a route-going performance for the pitching win. Scott yielded but six hits and fanned 14 in taking the loss. Wilkie gave up the game's only base on balls.

Scott (L) and Firkins
Wilkie (W) and Cottrell


(July 1)  Avery Harrison's Brandon Hotel nine captured the Dominion Day Tournament, sponsored by the Native Sons of Canada, Friday outlasting a field of seven entries to take top money of $100. Deloraine, beaten in the final 10-4, picked up $50. 

In a see-saw battle, Brandon Hotel scored three runs in the seventh and final inning to edge Beresford 11-10. Beresford had come from behind to take the lead with six runs in the top of the seventh.

Hill (L) and Nicol
I.McKay and A.McKay

A six-run fifth frame carried Fairfax to a 10-5 win over Coulterville.

Lee (W) and H.Duncan
Cameron (L) and Waiser

Deloraine fell behind 6-3 but rallied with four runs in the bottom of the final frame to sneak by Nesbitt 7-6.

R.Minary (L) and C.Corey
C.Whitlaw (W) and R.Perry

The late inning outbursts continued as Brandon and Margaret faced off. Brandon scored five times in the final inning to provide insurance in an 8-2 victory.

Corey (W) and Crane
Dunlop (L) and W.Dunn

Deloraine notched five runs in the last two innings to down Fairfax 12-8 to advance to the final.  The winners pounded out a tournament high, 16 hits.

W.Dobson, Holsey, H.Code and H.Duncan
B.Perry, C.Whitlaw and R.Perry

Brandon hasd an easy time in the final notching a 10-4 triumph, helped by six Deloraine errors. A four-run outburst in the second inning put Brandon on the road to the victory.

C.Corey (W) and A.McKay
R.Perry, J.Whitlaw and Brooks


(July 1)   Nacmine Athletics scored two in the final frame to nip Smith Motors of Calgary 5-3 to take top money at the Drumheller Dominion Day Tournament. Cliff Bogstie, who had a shutout until the 8th inning, won his own game in the 9th when he drove in Jack Clappison and Johnny Thompson to break a 3-3 tie.

Bogstie (W) and McLaughlin
Sutton and R.Merkley

The Athletics reached the final by downing Rowley 6-4, halting a Rowley rally in the ninth inning. Ivor Aune had scored on Sandberg's hit and Moody followed with a triple to plate Sandberg.  Paul Nelson went the route for the pitching win.

Nelson (W) and Wiggins
W.Hackler (L) and Bremmer

In the morning game, Rowley staged a ninth inning rally to top Newcastle. Newcastle was up by four runs when Norman Langford, pitching for the first time in over two years, gave out in the eighth and was relieved by D.Hawkins but not before Rowley had piled up enough for the win.

Langford, D.Hawkins and Raisbeck
A.Aune and Bremmer

(July 1)  The Southern League's Milestone Sioux defeated the Weyburn Beavers in the final of the Milestone Elks tournament. The final game was called after 8 innings because of darkness. The Weyburn baseballers had just come off a 17-inning marathon which they won 2 to 1. 


(July 4)   In a thrilling finish to the Fourth of July Tournament at Oliver, Omak scored in the bottom of the ninth to capture top money with a 1-0 victory over Penticton in the final.  Southpaw Spurgeon kept Penticton off the scoreboard in a dandy pitchers' duel against McLain hurling for Penticton.

McLain (L) and Lawrence
Spurgeon (W) and xxx

Penticton had reached the championship game by downing Oliver 9-6.

Hammond, S.Broderick (4) and xxx
McLain (L) and Lawrence

Omak had no trouble in eliminating Brewster by  12-3 count. Penticton's Sherman Broderick, with last out help from Lefty Hammond, blanked Summerland 1-0. 

(July 15)  The first United States baseball team to visit Regina in two years, the Culbertson, Montana club played a four game series with the Regina Nationals at Floodlight Park during the week. Approximately 2,000 Regina and district fans turned out to see the first 2 encounters in which the locals turned back the champions of the Roosevelt League, a Montana circuit, by a close 4 to 1 count in the curtain raiser and then go on to chalk up a 15 to 2 victory in the "midnight matinee." Hec McLeod and Chuck Elwood, a pickup from the Regina Wood Hardware team, were the winning tossers.

(July 16)  The Culbertson, Montana baseballers were sent home without the bacon as the Regina Nationals scored another pair of exhibition victories by 14 to 0 and 12 to 11 margins. The twin-bill, played this time at the Exhibition Grounds, saw Regina hurlers Andy Young, on loan from Wood Hardware, and Bill Rodgers register the pitching wins. Murray Armstrong and Joe Haberman hit home runs for the Nats in the opener while Bryan Forster connected for a round-tripper in the late game.

(July 20) The Milestone Sioux earned a 7 to 4 decision over the Weyburn Beavers in a hurriedly-arranged game when it was learned that the Regina Wood Hardware baseballers would not be able to field a team for their regularly scheduled Southern League game in Milestone. Wylie Lafoy of the Sioux picked up the pitching win.

(July 23)  The Regina Nationals picked up an 8 to 7 victory over the Estevan Miners, leaders in the Border League, in the first game of an exhibition doubleheader. In the second encounter, the Nats scored three runs in the last half of the tenth inning with two men retired to force a 13 - 13 tie with the visitors. The twin-bill event attracted over 2,000 spectators. 


(July 25)  Lanigan, Hanley and Asquith notched victories in opening day play at the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Hanley advanced when Kuroki defaulted the afternoon game. They did play an exhibition match against Delisle.

In the first game of the tourney, Lanigan spotted Delisle three runs in the top of the first inning then belted out 18 hits and blanked Delisle the rest of the way to win 13-3. Everyone in the Lanigan lineup had at least one hit with third sacker Overton leading with four and Heard with three, one of them a home run.  A."Lefty" Gunther and Oddie Lowe combined to give up ten hits to Delisle.

Coles (L), Bezonski (7) and Robinson
A.Gunther, Lowe (W) (1) and W.Gunther

In an exhibition game, Hanley scored in the 9th inning to edge Delisle 5-4. With a four-run 4th inning Delisle had taken a 4-1 lead but Hanley fought back with a pair in the 5th and Dinty Moore's homer in the 8th to tie, 4-4. Gilbright's double following by Reid's singled brought in the winner in the final frame.

Mather (W) and Sibbald
Bezonski (L) and Robinson

Lefty Wilkie and Smith, both well known to Saskatoon baseball fans, staged a terrific pitching duel in the last game of the day.  Errors were responsible for all the runs as Asquith nipped Allan 2-1. An outfield miscue gave Allan its only counter in the fourth inning and two infield errors provided Asquith with their two runs in the fifth. Smith allowed just four hits, struck out nine and walked two. Wilkie gave up six hits, fanned 12 and walked none.

Wilkie (L) and A.Andreen
Smith (W) and Johnson

(July 26)  Wakaw, Meadow Lake and Radisson were the winners in day two of the annual Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament. 

Held scoreless for three innings, Radisson scored five in the fourth inning and six in the fifth en route to trouncing Golden Hill-Viscount 18-3.  Second sacker Jones led the assault with five hits in five trips while Inkster and Hollenbeck bashed homers.  Inkster pitched a five-hitter and rang up 14 strikeouts with no walks.

Graham (L), Molnar (4) and Dick
Inkster (W) and Chevalier

Meadow Lake used an 18-hit attack to whip Aberdeen 13-8.  R.Bernard led the way with four hits and winning pitcher Arnold had three.  Arnold compiled 12 strikeouts in pitching an eight-hitter for the win.  One of the highlights for the winners was the work of catcher Cavanaugh who threw out five base runners trying to pilfer sacks.

Arnold (W) and Cavanaugh
C.Love (L), K.McKay(2) and H.Holman

Wilder's grand-slam homer in the seventh inning, part of a six-run outburst, gave Wakaw  a come-from-behind 10-6 win over Cudworth. Carruthers, who moved from first base to relieve starter Goslin in the third inning, helped his own cause with four hits in five trips. Carruthers and Goslin combined for 16 strikeouts while Yoos had 13 for the losers.

Goslin, Carruthers (W) (3) and Stout
Vandel, Yoos (L) (1) and Reiser  

(July 27)  The morning game saw Lucky Lake edge past Vanscoy 5 to 3. Winning chucker Koch tossed a five-hitter and whiffed 18. Veteran spitball artist Carl Mohr yielded 8 hits in taking the loss. Weiters led Lucky Lake at the dish, blasting a home run and a single. Vanscoy’s Peterson laced three singles in a losing cause.

Mohr (L) and Ed Shawkey
Koch (W) and Fisher

Harris mauled Biggar 18 to 4 in the afternoon encounter, out hitting their opponents 16 to 6.. Winning pitcher Pauls had a hot hand with the hickory as he launched a pair of home runs. Teammate McElroy, the Harris second sacker, had five hits, one of which was a triple.

Pauls (W) and Hills
Doan (L), Furse (4) and Oaks

Bruno took an early 6 – 0 lead and coasted to a 12 to 2 thumping of Jansen in the evening tilt. Outfielder Holmes led Bruno’s 12-hit attack with three singles. Outfielder Joe Hamilton, one of five Hamilton brothers on the Jansen team, bagged all three hits made by his club off winning pitcher Hassen.

Hassen (W) and Hopber
H. Sproule (L), Hamilton (8) and A. Hamilton   

(July 28)  Kenaston upset defending champion Neilburg scoring two runs in the first inning and hanging on for a 2-0 victory.  With two out in the opening frame, Centre fielder Smales singled and came home when Allis drove a triple out to the race track in deep left.  Allis scored when catcher Ron Silver failed to hold on to one of Don Conklin's fast breaking curve balls. Neilburg threatened in the fifth loading the bases with two out but failed to score. Harris, formerly of Ruthilda, fired a four-hitter for the win.  Conklin gave up seven hits and fanned 13. 

Harris (W) and Derdall
Conklin (L) and R.Silver

Hanley blanked Lanigan until the 9th in notching a 4-2 triumph. Hughes went the route for the winners holding Lanigan to five hits. A."Lefty" Gunther gave up seven hits in a losing cause.  Glen had three safeties, one a triple, for Hanley while Gunther led Lanigan with three.

A.Gunther (L) and W.Gunther
Hughes (W) and Sibbald

Radisson scored three in the first inning and coasted to an 11-5 win over Asquith. Lefty Hunchuck tossed a four-hitter with 15 strikeouts for the winners.  All the runs against Hunchuck came as a result of errors. Adamson led a 13-hit attack for Radisson with a double and two singles and scored three times. 

Smith (L), Sweet (7) and Johnson
Hunchuck (W) and Cheveldayoff

(July 29)    Wakaw got a three-hit shutout from Lefty Carruthers to down Meadow Lake 4-0. Mohr and Portis gave up just four hits but seven Meadow Lake errors told the tale. 

Mohr, Portis (6) and Cavanaugh
Carruthers (W) and Stout

Harris scored one in the first and four more in the second and were blanked the rest of the way but still pulled off a 5-1 victory over Lucky Lake. Reg Paull allowed just five scattered hits in pitching the victory and shared the batting honours for his team with W. Gordon, each with two hits. 

Burger (L), Douglas (3) and Fisher
Paull (W) and Hills

Bruno broke up a scoreless tie with three runs in the fourth inning and went on to an easy 8-0 win over Kenaston as Al Flohr fired a five-hitter for the shutout.  Frank Tegenkamp led the Bruno attack with four singles and three runs scored. 

Ebert, Harris (5), Brown (7) and Derdall
Flohr (W) and Hofbauer

(July 30)   Radisson fell behind 6-0 after four innings but rallied with five runs in the 7th to down Harris 9-5 to advance to the tournament final. Hunchuck picked up the win in relief of Inkster.

Paull, Syers (7), Gordon (7) and Hiels
Inkster, Hunchuck (W) (4 ) and Cheveldayoff

Bruno held off a 9th inning rally by Hanley to post a 5-3 victory in spite of being out-hit 12 to 5. Hanley's six errors contributed heavily to the Bruno victory.  Frank Tegenkamp pitched into the 9th for the win.

F.Tegenkamp, Flohr (9) and Hofbauer
Mather (L) and Moore

In semi-final action, Wakaw fell behind 4-0 in the first inning but blanked Bruno the rest of the way while rebounding with seven runs for a 7-4 triumph.  Saunders of Wakaw was the only batter with more than one hit and he had the only one for extra bases, a double. Chuck Loree picked up the win with relief help from Lefty Carruthers.

Loree (W), Carruthers (7) and                                                      
Tegenkamp, Flohr (L), and Hofbauer

Wakaw built an early 6-0 lead and cruised to an 8-6 victory over Radisson in the final of the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Wakaw captured the championship collecting just five hits to 12 for the losers.  Errors, five by Wakaw and six by Radisson, played a prominent role in the scoring as did Radisson's woefully weak clutch hitting. Twice they left the bases loaded. Chuck Loree started and posted his second win of the day.  Radisson catcher John Cheveldayoff led the hitters with three safeties, a double and two singles.

Loree (W), Goslin (6) and Goslin, Stout (6)
Hunchuck (L), Inkster (2), and Cheveldayoff

(August 5)  The Swift Current Indians, recently eliminated from provincial playoffs in a five game series by the Estevan Miners, again tasted defeat as the Regina Nationals scored a 6 to 1 win over the visitors from Speedy Creek. "Swainey" Swainson and Hec McLeod shared the mound duties for the Nats in this exhibition tussle.

(August 10)  In spite of home runs by Art Plotsky, Harvey Blaney and Harold Crane, the visiting Medicine Hat baseballers fell to the Moose Jaw All-Stars 11 to 10 in the matinee of an exhibition double bill in Moose Jaw. The Stars completed the sweep by capturing the second contest 5 to 2.

(August 27)  The Saskatoon Gems of the Saskatoon City League and the Southern League's Moose Jaw All-Stars split a doubleheader played in the Mill City. The Gems took the opening marathon by a 14 to 13 count as a total of 33 hits were pounded out by the two clubs including a home run by the Stars' Chuck Robinson. Moose Jaw rebounded to record a 7 to 1 victory in the late game, shortened to 7 innings because of darkness. Robinson again pounded out a circuit clout.

(September 2)  With one exception, the shorthanded Detroit Colored Giants failed to make much of an impression in their first exhibition game in Regina. Losers of a 19 to 8 decision to the Regina Nationals, only the hitting of losing pitcher "Big Bill" Smith had the 1,000 or so baseball fans in attendance in awe. In consecutive at bats, Smith slammed out a pair of mammoth home runs. Catcher Eric Quist of the Reginans also had a homer. Hec McLeod, with 6 innings of work, got the mound win..

(September 5)  The Detroit Colored Giants, this time with a full roster of players, blanked the Regina Nationals 6 to 0 in another exhibition tilt. Joe Sampson, a speedball artist, handcuffed the locals on 3 safeties. Hec McLeod gave up 7 hits in taking the loss.

(September 7)  A combined starting group of 6 Regina Nationals plus 3 members of the Moose Jaw All-Stars went on to edge the Detroit Colored Giants 4 to 3 at the Exhibition Grounds. "Swainey" Swainson of the Nats hurled the complete game win. 

(September 9)  Scoring eight runs in the top of the 8th inning, the Detroit Colored Giants dumped the Regina-MooseJaw Combines 13 to 9 in a sloppily played exhibition contest. Entering the disastrous 8th, the Combines held a one-run lead but then they blew a tire. Joe Haberman of the Southern Leaguers and the Giants' Andy Love had 4-baggers in this set-to while outfielder Ray Hurr of the Detroiters had 4 hits.  


The 1921 Edmonton Eskimos' double-barreled rookie tandem of Floyd "Babe" Herman and Henry "Heinie" Manush returned briefly to the prairies in October 1932 as part of Earl Mack's touring Major League All-Stars. All but Herman (then with the Cincinnati Reds of the National League) were on rosters of American League clubs and one, catcher Bill Dickey of the New York Yankees, had just finished participating in his club's four-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs in the 1932 World Series. Dickey had batted .438 in the Fall Classic, the same one in which George "Babe" Ruth had hit his controversial "called shot" home run.

For Herman and Manush, it was a homecoming of sorts as they played exhibition tilts in ballparks in which they had performed over a decade earlier as Class B prospects.

The Saskatchewan centers of Regina and Saskatoon hosted games after Mack's contingent opened the tour with a three-game sweep in Winnipeg on October 8 (6 - 0 and 8 - 2) and October 10 (13 - 8). A fourth scheduled game in the Manitoba capital had to be called off because of adverse weather conditions.

On the beautiful fall day of October 12 at Regina's Exhibition park, the big leaguers beat the Southern League amateurs 8 to 3 in the noon event and then hammered the same contingent 15 to 0 in the mid-afternoon finale.

"Lefty" Grove of the Philadelphia Athletics had both the Southern Leaguers and the fans gasping at his dazzling speed, fast breaking balls and control. In the four innings of the opener that he worked, he collected 11 strikeouts. Only Eric Quist, a catcher from the Regina Nationals, was able to garner a safety off the future hall-of-famer. Quist and Johnny Stoyand, also from the Nats, were able to collect a brace of raps in the curtain raiser. Red Kress of the Chicago White Sox and Bing Miller of the Philadelphia Athletics both homered for the Macksters in that game. 

The second encounter was a complete runaway as only Moose Jaw's Danny McKenna was able to register a base hit for the South Saskatchewan group as he touched up Clint Brown of the Cleveland Indians for a single. Joe Judge of the Washington Senators and Philadelphia's Miller, with his second of the day, poled out dingers for the guys from the "show". Hurlers on the South Saskatchewan squad who were able to record a whiff against the big-leaguers included Hec McLeod of the Nationals who struck out Luke Sewell of the Cleveland Indians in the first game. McLeod's teammate ,"Swainey" Swainson, set both Eric McNair of the Philadelphia Athletics and the White Sox' Kress down on strikes in the same inning of the second encounter while pick-up Elmer "Lefty" White of the Estevan Miners fanned both "Babe" Herman of the Cincinnati Reds and the Athletics' McNair. \

Earl Mack Saskatoon

On October 13th, the All-Stars shellacked the Saskatoon All-Stars 13-5 in the Hub City.  

For five-and-a-half innings things were looking good for the amateur all-stars of Saskatoon, leading the barnstorming Earl Mack major leaguers 4-3 before a big crowd of 1,300 fans at Cairns Field at Saskatoon.

The local paper, the Star Phoenix reported, "According to the tourists' manager, the weather was the best the team has hit anywhere on its western Canada tour. Even at that, the majority of the fans were dressed more suitably for a rugby or hockey match than for baseball."

But, in the bottom of the sixth, the big leaguers ran wild putting nine runs on the board to walk away with an easy win.

Babe Herman, the former Western Canada League star for Edmonton, led the attack with four hits including two long blows over the right field fence. Heinie Manush, another former Edmonton player, also had four hits, one a homer.

First baseman Ernest Chester cracked a round-tripper for Saskatoon. Centre fielder Lorne Kerr had three hits.

Earl Mack Stars in Edmonton

The Earl Mack stars left immediately after the game for Alberta. And, after the games in Edmonton they are scheduled to go on a shooting trip 90 miles north of the capital.

In Alberta Herman and Manush received a hero's welcome upon their return to Edmonton.

On Friday, the pros easily disposed of the amateur all-stars from the Edmonton area.

Nick Altrock and Al Schacht, the Washington Senators' clowns of baseball even played in the final inning of this contest. Schacht pitched and Altrock accepted two put-outs at first base while he sat on the bag.

A second scheduled game in Edmonton never materialized as poor weather conditions kept the game from ever getting started.

Big Leaguers too much for locals

The sweet sound produced when major league ball stars meet a ball squarely on the nose with their big bats was heard here for the first time in history yesterday afternoon as Earl Mack's touring American and National league stars went about the business of scoring a 13-0 victory at the expense of an Edmonton all-star amateur team.


In weather that was far more suitable for Canadian football, the big leaguers went about the business of ball playing with an earnestness that appealed at all times to the fifteen hundred odd enthusiastic fans sitting in the grandstand and bleachers, and except for the "show" put on by the comedy team of Altrock and Schact, there was little clowning at any stage of the proceedings.

Before the game started, a casual visitor to the park might have believed that some big time series was about to begin, as the tourists went through their hitting practice, some "great" like McNair or Manush stepped up and rifled scorching line drives or high towering flies out into the vast outfield confines where they were gathered in by other noted stars like "Bing" Miller, "Babe" Herman or "Red" Kress. Then over in front the first base bleachers, four pitchers that would have warmed the cockles of a Joe McCarthy or Connie Mack, loosened up in preparation for a trip to the hurling mound. This quartette, made up of the incomparable "Lefty" Grove, Rube Walberg, the huge Norseman, Earl Whitehill, Detroit's classy southpaw, and Clint Brown, the big Cleveland right-hander, beat a regular tattoo into the big mitts worn by Bill Dickey and Luke Sewell. Just to watch these boys getting "loosened up" was a treat in itself.


The infield of Judge, Gehringer, Kress and McNair then went out to their stations and with Bing Miller hitting to them, electrified the crowd as they went to left or right for a hard grass cutter and after gathering it in winged a long accurate throw to first base that travelled on a line into Judge's waiting hands.

On one occasion, Charlie Gehringer got an opportunity to pull off a play which they do say he has perfected to a greater degree than any other keystoner in the game today. Maher drover a ground ball over second bag and Gehringer hustled over to scoop up the ball into his gloved hand with his back to the base. The classy second sacker, without waiting to transfer the ball to his throwing hand, flipped it with a backhand motion to Eric McNair who pivoted and then completed the twin funeral at first base. Charlie got a big hand from the crowd for this brilliant effort.

And folks did Al Schact and Nick Altrock have their innings? These two super comedians sent the customers into gales of laughter


Over a two-hour period, Schact had the fans splitting their sides with his interpretation of McNamee, radio announcing star. Al announced that he was a "hell" of a pitcher, past, present and future. So to the mound strode the fan maker to hurl the last two innings for the big leaguers -- and hurl 'em he did. Cousin Al's pneumonia ball was working like a charm as it whipped past the local stickers into big Bill Dickey's mitt. Mr. Schact certainly laughed, wise cracked and shadow boxed his way into the hearts of Edmonton fandom. Depression and worry was forgotten as this prince of clowns did his stuff.

But underneath all their clean fun making, Nick and Al showed that they must have possessed a real baseball class in their playing days. Nick handled the initial sack in the last few frames, accepting all thrown balls while sitting on the bag.

Both the visitors and the locals posed for photographs before the hostilities commenced. An added international touch was given to the proceedings at this stage as the major leaguers were grouped for a picture to be used later by the St. Louis Sporting News, official paper of organized baseball.

Lefty Bogstie, 18-year-old Nacmine southpaw was sent to the mound for the homesters, but his wildness handicapped the youngsters. Bogstie, who usually has good control, was wide of the strike zone frequently in the four innings of his stay on the hill. Duke Baer and Harry Thompson were inclined the same way and 10 free tickets to first were issued by the three pitchers and those combined with the 14 hits amassed by the tourists, were more than enough to chase 13 runs across the counting house.

In the Edmonton infield, Dave Fenton at third and Eric Dolighan at shortstop played fine defensive ball for the losers. Fenton had nine chances during the course of the afternoon and he missed up on nary a one. Dolighan took care of seven in excellent fashion. The latter made one fine stop in particular and (sic) a hard smash over the middle station, but Sutherland nullified the effort by dropping Dolly's toss on the attempted force.


Eric McNair was the only invading infielder who was kept particularly busy. The youthful infielder had a putout and five assists and also threw in an error for good measure.

Popular Heinie Manush was kept on the alert in left field, gathering in five towering rain bringers, but the fans had to be satisfied with Babe Herman only getting one. The Babe made a real attempt to get Sutherland's "lazy" in the second inning but he couldn't quite make the catch after racing in a long distance from right field.

In the first two innings, Bogstie kept pace with Whitehill who was on the firing line for Mackian clan, but in the third they got their first two tallies. Gehringer was hit by a pitched ball and went to second on Bogstie's wild pitch. Then after Manush had flied out to Sutherland, Herman strolled and McNair and Kress hit long singles to drive in Charlie and the Babe.

Singles by Whitehill, Manush and Herman and Joe Judge's triple to left, added two more tallies in the fourth. The score board reading was 8-0 in the last of the fifth. Base on balls to Kress, Whitehill and Gehringer, errors by Sutherland and Maher and base knocks by Dickey, Judge and McNair producing the markers.

The lucky seventh brought the visiting total to an even dozen with Miller's double to left field being the only extra base hit of the inning. It was 13-0 for the Mack crew when Judge's third hit of the game and Manush's long drive to left centre doing the damage.

Rube Walberg, who relieved Whitehill to start the sixth inning, turned on the heat in the seventh to retire the side with three sacks populated and none out. Just nine pitched balls was all that the likeable southpaw needed to set down Eric Dolighan, Montgomery and Williamson, thus averting a possible scene.

The famous visitors play the locals in the second and final game of the series starting at 2:15 sharp. The renowned king of southpaws, Robert Moses Grove will ascent the mound for the Macks.

The photo was taken at Edmonton's Diamond Park on October 14, 1932 and featured all the participants that day including Herman, seated in the front row, third from the left and wearing a Brooklyn uniform although he had played for the Cincinnati Reds during the 1932 season and was about to be traded to the Chicago Cubs. Manush of the Washington Senators is standing in the back row, seventh from the left and can be identified by the "W" on his cap

Earl Mack All-Stars

(October 19)   On a clear but chilly day in Calgary, the Earl Mack All-Stars trimmed the Calgary All-Stars 8-0 as former Edmonton star, left fielder Heinie Manush and second sacker Charlie Gehringer each smacked three hits

The major leaguers sent four pitchers to the hill with Lefty Grove, Earl Whitehill, Clint Brown and Rube Walberg each going two innings and funster Al Schact hurling the final frame. They combined to hold the locals to four hits. The visitors slugged 15 hits off four Calgary moundsmen. A crowd of about three thousand took in the game.

Walker, Ritchie (4), L.Brown (6) , Stobo (8) and Hides, Howard
Grove, Whitehill (3), C.Brown (5) , Walberg (7) , Schact (9) and Dickey, Sewell

Their last Alberta stop was in Lethbridge on October 20 and the game was played in a dust storm with a sprinkling of rain and temperature in the 50s as the Macksters prevailed 16 - 12.

There was disappointment expressed in the crowd as Lefty Grove, whom many had come to ssee, was not present. Lethbridge got off to a quick start with three runs in the first inning off Earl Whitehill as the first three hitters, Robinson, McGinnis and Yanoski each singled. But the American leaguers went ahead with four in there half of the opening frame and were never headed. Lethbridge did get homers by Luciani and Yanosik in the sixth. Former Edmonton WCBL star Heinie Manush hit a pair for the big leaguers. The crowd was amused by the antics of entertainer Al Schact, attired in a long tailed coat and battered top hat. The latter part of the game was hurried through as the Earl Mack All-Stars had to catch the eastbound trail for Medicine Hat.

Following a swing through Alberta, the Macksters returned to southern Saskatchewan to face the Moose Jaw Southern League squad in an October 22 match, a game which they dominated in every way as the 14 to 2 score would imply.

Cleveland's Clint Brown thrilled the packed stands with his slants from the mound during the initial four frames but "Lefty" Grove outshone everyone, letting the locals off easy at the beginning of his four-inning stint but, when he opened up, simply overwhelming the Stars with his blazers. Initially wearing a pair of gloves while tossing on this frosty fall day, Grove took it easy on the locals and gave up singles to Eddie Scott, Johnny Dawson, "Sandy" Thomson and Emery Cawsey. Brown allowed singles by Jim MacDonald and "Babe" Brossard, a pick-up from the Regina Nationals. Cawsey was credited with a second hit, a ninth inning single off baseball comedian Al Schact who took the hill to provide game-concluding comic relief. Veteran Moose Jaw chucker George Haigh was the only local pitcher to record a strikeout against the big leaguers, fanning Chicago's Ralph "Red" Kress. Second baseman Charlie Gehringer of the Detroit Tigers blasted a pair of homers for the major leaguers. Shortstop Eric McNair had a double, two singles and two stolen basis. Nick Altrock and Al Schacht both entertained as comedians and also took turns in the lineup. A magnificent crowd of 3,000 fans turned out on a frosty fall day.

The complete roster of the travelling big-leaguers consisted of:
Catchers - Bill Dickey (New York Yankees), Luke Sewell (Cleveland Indians)
Pitchers - "Lefty" Grove (Philadelphia Athletics), Rube Walberg (Philadelphia Athletics), Earl Whitehill (Detroit Tigers), Clint Brown (Cleveland Indians)
First Base - Joe Judge (Washington Senators)
Second Base - Charlie Gehringer (Detroit Tigers)
Third Base - Ralph "Red" Kress (Chicago White Sox)
Shortstop - Eric McNair (Philadelphia Athletics)
Outfielders - Henry "Heinie" Manush (Washington Senators), Bing Miller (Philadelphia Athletics), Floyd "Babe" Herman (Cincinnati Reds)

Four players on this roster (Manush, Gehringer, Dickey and Grove) would ultimately be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The big-league tourists would also often use Washington Senators' clowns Al Schacht and Nick Altrock in late-inning mop-up performances after their front-line hurlers tossed an inning or two each. During most of the tour, the major-leaguers were designated as the home team and batted last, the theory being that taking one less turn at bat would keep the final score more respectable and less humiliating for the local squad. Manush and Herman consistently hit in the heart of the batting order, Manush in the third spot and Herman batting fourth. Herman's total of 4 home runs during the exhibition series led the way.