1934 Game Reports Ontario      


(May 12)   Guelph Maple Leafs upset the defending champion Tomcats 8-2 in the home opener at St. Thomas. Gord McNeil, the winning pitcher, sparked the offense knocking in three runs with a pair of doubles. Bruno Pollock, McGillivray and Johnny Jones each produced a pair of hits for the Leafs who had 12 overall. McNeil held St. Thomas to just five, two by Bill Cabot. 

McNeil (W) and W.Jones
Gray (L) and Binns

(May 12)  Lefty Ken Biddle carved out a three-hit shutout Saturday to star in Stratford's opening game of the season, a 4-0 win over Brantford.  Biddle fanned 16 and walked a pair. Catcher George Miskimmons powered the attack with a homer and single.

Biddle (W) and Miskimmons
Watson (L) and Radiff

(May 19)   London Winery punched out four hits in the 11th inning Saturday to push across the winning run in a 6-5 triumph over the defending champion St. Thomas Tomcats.  London, which trailed 5-3 through seven innings, rallied with a pair in the eighth to tie. With two out, following a double-play, Polly Hollowell singled to right and Gordon McWaine punched one into left field to bring in the winning marker. It was the second straight loss for the Tomcats who won the 1933 O.B.A.A. senior championship.  London cracked 17 hits, three apiece by Alf White and Bennett. Hewitt and Carter each had three for the Tomcats. George Mahon manged to go the distance for the win in spite of 13 hits and seven free passes.

Gray (L) and Miles
Mahon (W) and Bennett

(May 24)  The host Twin City Panthers, playing at Kitchener, suffered twin defeats going down to London  8-7 in a morning game and 8-7 in the afternoon to St. Thomas. They marked the 4th and 5th straight losses for the Panthers. After London had scored three in the first inning, Panthers battled back with three in the second and two more in the third to lead 5-3. But, London tied it in the fifth and went ahead 8-5 with three in the sixth. Twin City scored a pair in the seventh and had runners in scoring position in the eighth and ninth but fell just short.

Herdman (W) and Pook
Plomski, MChatham Colored All-Starsrtney and Ruppel

In the second game, St. Thomas took an early 6-1 lead and held off a late challenge by the Panthers to escape with the 8-7 triumph. Panthers out-hit the winners 12 to 10.

Gray, McPhee and Miles
MChatham Colored All-Starsrtney, Lauvray and Ruppel

(May 24)  Stratford Nationals gained a split in their double-bill Thursday rebounding for a 5-4 win over Brantford in the afternoon after losing the morning game 8-4 to St. Thomas. The Tomcats broke open a tight game with three runs in the eighth and three more in the ninth.

Harding (W), Gray (9) and Miles
Biddle, Craig (8) and Miskimmons

Stratford chased home four runs in the second inning and held on to top the Universals 5-4 in a loosely played contest which produced 11 errors.  Nationals combined three hits with three errors and two stolen bases to plate their four early counters. Earl Craig, with relief from Ken Biddle, picked up the win. Watson took the loss while allowing just five hits.

Watson (L) and Sullivan
Craig (W), Biddle and Miskimmons

(May 24)  London Winery took over first place in the Intercounty League Thursday crushing Guelph 11-1 with a 22-hit assault.  Claude Herdman, the former Dundas intermediate star, held the Maple Leafs to six hits throwing shutout ball until the eighth when the Leafs notched their only run. London scored three in the first inning and coasted to the victory, its second of the day.

Herdman (W) and Bennett
Goyer, Potter and W. Jones

(May 26)   Ken Biddle, bespectacled southpaw hurler of the Stratford Nationals, allowed just two hits Saturday as the Nats dumped London 5-1. Biddle, who fanned six, had a no-hitter into the sixth. Tip Miller and George Miskimmons belted home runs for the Nationals while "Nig" Brenneman punched out three singles.

Biddle (W) and Miskimmons
Mahon (L) and Bennett

(June 2)   Brantford Universals capitalized on six Kitchener errors Saturday to down the Panthers 8-4. They had just seven hits including two apiece by Stuart and Webster. Watson pitched into the eighth inning for the win. Panthers' reliever Leo Lauvray had the day's big blow, a three-bagger. A fight between Wolski of Brantford and Felbaum of Kitchener forced police to take action. The trouble started when Wolski, the first baseman, put a hard tag on the Panther catcher.

Plomski (L), Lauvray (5) and Felbaum
Watson (W), Hunt (8) and Sullivan

(June 2)   A six-run first inning carried London to a 13-5 triumph over St. Thomas. The Tomcats rallied to pull to within one, trailing 6-5 in the eighth, before London erupted for another six-run frame to ice the contest. St. Thomas out-hit London 11 to 8, but committed seven errors. Tomcats had the only homer, by Carter, and Wright pounded out a pair of doubles. Alf White had a two-bagger for London.

Harding (L), McPhee (8) and Miles
Herdman (W) and Bennett

(June 6)  Stratford rallied with seven runs in the last two innings to down St. Thomas 11 to 7 Wednesday pounding out 17 hits in the victory. Hanlon, Phillips and Miskimmons each rapped three hits. Ken Biddle allowed 11 hits but managed to go the distance for the win fanning 12. Bill Cabot rapped three singles for the Tomcats.

Biddle (W) and Miskimmons
Gray (L), Harding (9) and Miles

(June 9)  Stratford Nationals pounded out 14 hits Saturday in downing London 4-2. Ken Biddle held the Winery to six hits and racked up 15 strikeouts. Bill Marks led the winners with three hits.

Herdman (L) and Bennett
Biddle (W) and Miskimmons

(June 16)   Lefty Goyer and Gordon McNeil teamed up on a seven-hit shutout Saturday as Guelph topped St. Thomas 5-0.  Second baseman Johnny Jones led an 11-hit attack for the Maple Leafs knocking out three hits. Jack Richardson cracked a home run and McGillivray had a triple and single.

McPhee (L) and Miles
Goyer (W), McNeil (8) and Leader

(June 16)   George Mahon fashioned a four-hit shutout Saturday at London as the Winery blanked Brantford 5-0. Mahon, overcame three errors, and fanned seven in going the distance. Alf White led the winners with three hits. Polly Hollowell had a double and single and drove in a pair of runs.

Hunt (L), Watson and Sullivan
Mahon (W) and Bennett

(June 16)  Kitchener Panthers scratched out just three singles off Stratford ace Ken Biddle Saturday but came away with a 3-1 victory, their first in nine starts. Nationals took a 1-0 lead in the fourth but an error, walk and another error were followed by singles from catcher Felbaum and Irvin Plomski driving across the three runs. After that, Biddle did not allow a base runner. Plomski yielded six hits, one a triple to Tip Miller, but was solid in the pinches to pick up the win.

Biddle (L) and Miskimmons
Plomski (W) and Felbaum

Guelph       6 - 2
London       6 - 3  0.5
Stratford    6 - 4  1.0
Brantford    4 - 4  2.0
St. Thomas   4 - 6  3.0
Twin City    1 - 8  5.5

(June 20)   Left-hander Jack Gray was the story Wednesday as St. Thomas blanked London Winery 2-0 at Pinafore Park at St. Thomas. Gray turned in his third two-hitter of the season for the shutout while leading the winners with three hits.  He walked one and had four strikeouts.  George Mahon allowed just seven hits in taking the loss.

Mahon (L) and Bennett
Gray (W) and Miles

(June 20)   Stratford Nationals gained revenge for a 2-1 loss to Kitchener Panthers on Saturday by hanging a 2-1 defeat on the Panthers in Wednesday's action.  Gerth, a first baseman brought up from the junior ranks and Tip Miller led the winners each with three hits. After Kitchener had taken the lead with a run in the first inning, Nationals scored in the fourth to tie and plated the winner in the seventh. The defensive play of the game came in the fifth inning when Phillips made an outstanding throw from centre field to nab Ruppel at the plate trying to score on Parent's single.  Earl Craig scattered eight hits in going the distance for the pitching victory.

Lauvray (L) and Ruppel, Felbaum
Craig (W) and Miskimmons

(June 23)   In another sterling pitching display, Brantford topped the Nationals at Stratford 2-0 Saturday as veteran right-hander Al Hunt tossed a three-hit shutout to best southpaw Ken Biddle who allowed just two hits. Biddle, however, marred his performance with four walks, two in the first frame when along with a single and a passed ball Brantford plated both its runs. Catcher Sullivan had both hits for the winners. It was the farewell contest at Dufferin Park as the Nationals now move into the new National Stadium.

Hunt (W) and Sullivan
Biddle (L) and Miskimmons

(June 23)  London Winery went on a four-run rampage in the fifth inning and went on to defeat Guelph 6-3. Brewe clubbed a homer for the winners.

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(June 23)  In a game which produced 21 hits, 12 by the losers, St. Thomas Tomcats trounced Kitchener 9-5. Six errors by the Panthers helped send them to their ninth loss in ten games. The bright spot for the losers was centre fielder Scott who rapped four hits and started one of the Panthers' two double plays.

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(June 30)  Lefty Esbaugh laid down a squeeze bunt to bring in Irvin Plomski with the winning run in the 12th inning to give Kitchener a 3-2 win over Stratford.  Plomski, the winning hurler, had led off with a single and Parent was hit by a pitch. Scott moved up the runners to second and third with a sacrifice.  The win was the Panthers' second of the season, both over Stratford. The Nationals did outscore the Panthers earlier but the victory was erased when a protest was upheld. Plomski yielded just five hits and had just two strikeouts.  Ken Biddle, who took the loss, racked up ten strikeouts in five-plus innings of work.

Plomski (W) and Miglarini
Craig, Biddle (L) (7) and Miskimmons

(June 30)   A three-run seventh inning carried London Winery to a 6-3 win over Guelph. Claude Herdman managed to survive a dozen hits, three errors, two of his own, to gain credit for the win. Left fielder Polly Hollowell rapped a double and two singles to pace an 11-hit attack. Hamon, the right fielder also had three hits. Pollock, the Maple Leafs centre fielder punched out three singles for the losers.

Herdman (W) and Bennett
McNeil (L) and Leader

(July 1)   Brantford Universals took over the top rung of the Intercounty standings Monday dumping London Winery 6-2. The home squad jumped into a 6-0 lead and coasted to the win behind Al Hunt who scattered nine hits. Reid, who had a homer, drove in four runs and Ott, with a three-bagger, knocked in a pair. The game drew 1,000 spectators, the season's largest crowd.

Herdman (L), Adair (6) and Bennett
Hunt (W) and Sullivan

(July 2)  Brantford took a 4-0 lead after three innings and held off a late rally by Stratford to edge the Nationals 4-3.  Loose defensive play cost the Nats.  The Universals scored twice in the first inning on a single, triple and a throwing error. In the third, another two runs came home when McQuaig dropped a high fly from Ott's bat with two runners aboard. Zulauf smacked a homer in the ninth for Stratford. Les Wilkes tossed a five-hitter for the winners.

Craig (L), Biddle (1) and Miskimmons
Wilkes (W) and Sullivan

(July 2)   Snapper Binns laid down a bases-loaded squeeze bunt that went for a hit and plated two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give St. Thomas a 6-5 victory over Kitchener. The Panthers had scored four in the eighth to go ahead 5-4. Lefty Gray, who relieved starter Carl Harding in the 8th, picked up the win. Danny Wright pounded out three hits for the Tomcats. Playing manager Leo Doan knocked in a pair with a triple.

Lauvray (L) and Miglarini
Harding, Gray (W) (8) and Binns

(July 3)  In an effort to bolster the Guelph Maple Leafs, the management of the Intercounty League club is trying to get Joe Kaine, Bill Robinson and George Brown of last year's roster back into uniform. The suspension of catcher "Tel" Johnston and the injury to second baseman Johnny Jones, who sustained a broken ankle, has left the Leafs scrambling.

(July 7)   Ken Biddle fired a two-hit shutout Saturday as Stratford christened the new Nationals Stadium with a 7-0 win over St. Thomas before a big crowd of more than 2.000. The left-hander fanned eight and walked one. Catcher George Miskimmons smacked the first homer in the new park, a two-run blast in the fourth inning. The game marked the debut of "Tip" Miller as manager of the Nats.

McPhee (L), Gray (7( and Miles
Biddle (W) and Miskimmons

(July 7)  London handed Twin City an early 2-0 lead then roared back with a four-run fourth inning and added two more in the sixth to dump the Panthers 6-2 behind a 13-hit attack.  Shortstop Thomas led the winners with three hits, including a double and triple. Alf White and "Army" Armstrong also had three hits for London. 

Mahon (W) and Bennett
MCartney (L) and Miglarini

(July 7)  Brantford retained its spot atop the league standings after a 1-0 victory over Guelph Maple Leafs. Universals used a third-string hurler in order to save their best for the playoffs

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(July 11)  Al Hunt hurled shutout ball for eight innings, easing up in the ninth to allow the only Guelph run as Brantford whipped the Maple Leafs 6-1.  Catcher Sullivan slammed a homer for the winners who had 12 hits.

Goyer (L), McNeil (4) and Leader
Hunt (W) and Sullivan

(July 11)   Taking advantage of four London errors, St. Thomas dumped the Winery 3-2 Wednesday. Lefty Gray was the winning hurler with a six-hitter. Tomcats got the winning run in the fourth inning when an error on Riseborough's drive allowed the third St. Thomas run to cross the plate.

Gray (W) and Miles
Herdman (L) and Bennett

(July 14)  Guelph Maple Leafs snapped a seven game losing streak Saturday taking a 3-1 decision over the tail-end Kitchener Panthers in a game featuring the hurling of Gordon McNeil and Leo Lauvray. McNeil got the win with a six-hitter.  Bruno Pollock and Jim O'Connor each had two hits for the Leafs.

Lauvray (L) and Miglarini
McNeil (W) and Leader

(July 14)  London Winery built up a 6-0 lead through six innings and held off a late challenge by Brantford to hand the Universals their first loss in their last eight games, 7-4.  London rapped out 12 hits off a pair of Brantford hurlers. Polly Hollowell and Van Horne each produced three safeties. George Mahon, who blanked the Brants on their last trip to London, yielded seven hits in posting the win.

Wilkes, Watson and Gray
Mahon (W) and Bennett

(July 18)  The cellar-dwelling Twin City Panthers rose up to put a licking on the league-leading Brantford Universals Wednesday before an appreciative home crowd. The 10-0 spanking was the Panthers third win in 16 starts. Frank McCartney pitched the shutout allowing just five hits. The left-hander, who racked up ten strikeouts, also contributed to a 13-hit attack with a triple and single. Lefty Esbaugh and Dipple each had a double and two singles.

Hunt (L), Watson (4) and Sullivan
McCartney (W) and Miglarini

(July 18)  Guelph Maple Leafs fell behind 3-0 before rallying to shade London 6-5. Leafs pounded out 11 hits and capitalized on six walks from losing moundsman Claude Herdman. Freddie Goyer settled down after a wobbly start to go the distance for the win. First baseman Al Edwards led the Leafs with three hits.

Goyer (W) and Leader
Herdman (L) and Bennett

(July 21)   Guelph broke a scoreless tie with a run in the seventh and added three in the eighth to blank St. Thomas 4-0 as Gord McNeil tossed a three-hitter for the shutout. Third sacker Jack Richardson knocked in two of the runs with a pair of singles. He also scored twice.

Gray (L), McPhee and Miles
McNeil (W) and R.Leader

(July 21)   With their ace hurler Ken Biddle on the shelf with injury, Stratford Nationals overcame 14 London hits to win 7-6. A three-run sixth inning proved to be the difference. Nats collected 11 hits, three by second baseman Brenneman and a pair by winning pitcher Earl Craig.

Mahon (L) and Bennett
Craig (W) and Miskimmons

Brantford          12 - 6
Stratford          11 - 7  1.0
London             10 - 8  2.0
Guelph              9 - 9  3.0
St. Thomas          9 - 10 3.5
Kitchener-Waterloo  3 - 14 8.5

(July 26)   In one of the most interesting games in years in Western Ontario, an Intercounty All-Star team downed Guelph 7-3 in a benefit game for Johnny Jones the Guelph veteran who suffered a fractured ankle in a game at St. Thomas July 2nd. The game featured six double plays, four by Guelph. Sensational fielding was turned in by both sides. Heggie led the hitters with a triple and two singles. Alf White of London had the only homer.

Plomski, Gray, Watson and Miskimmons, Bradshaw, Miles
Manning, Kress, Goyer, McCartney, McNeil and R. Leader, W. Jones.

(July 28)   In London's last home game of the regular schedule, the Winery downed Kitchener Panthers 8-2 collecting 12 hits and taking advantage of six Kitchener errors. Gordon McWaine cracked three hits to lead the winners. Brewe added a triple and single. Claude Herdman and George Mahon combined on a six-hitter for London.

Plomski (L) and Miglarini
Herdman (W), Mahon (6) and Pook

(July 28)  St. Thomas dumped Brantford 6-2 behind the solid twirling of lefty Danny McPhee.

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(July 30)  With just one game remaining in the regular schedule, there is the probability of a three-way tie for first place in the Intercounty League standings.  If Stratford can beat the tail-end Panthers Wednesday, the Nationals will move into a tie with Brantford and London for the top spot.

Brantford          12 - 8
London             12 - 8 
Stratford          11 - 8  0.5
Guelph             11 - 9  1.0
St. Thomas         10 - 10 2.0
Kitchener-Waterloo  3 - 16 8.5

(August 1)   Stratford held off a ninth inning rally by Kitchener Wednesday to take a 6-5 victory and win a tie for first place in the league standings. The Panthers, who out-hit the Nats 11-10, scored a pair in the ninth but fell a run short. By prearrangement, Stratford will meet Brantford in the first game of a semi-final series on Saturday while London meets Guelph.

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Brantford          12 - 8
London             12 - 8 
Stratford          12 - 8 
Guelph             11 - 9  1.0
St. Thomas         10 - 10 2.0
Kitchener-Waterloo  3 - 17 9.0


(August 4)   Guelph Maple Leafs gladly capitalized on wild hurling and sloppy fielding by London Saturday to take a 9-3 victory in the opening game of their semi-final series. London outhit the Leafs 9 to 8 but George Mahon of the Winery walked 11 batters and his mates made five errors. O'Connor paced the Leafs with three hits.

Goyer (W) and Leader
Mahon (L), Herdman (9) and Bennett

(August 4)  Shutout for seven innings, Stratford erupted for three runs in the eighth and another pair in the ninth to down Brantford 5-1 in the opening game of their semi-final series. Zulauf, the Nats leadoff hitter, with a homer, three-bagger, single and a fine catch that robbed Pollard of a homer, was the star of the game. Ken Biddle had a six-hitter for the win.

Watson (L) and Sullivan
Biddle (W) and Miskimmons

(August 6)   It was no contest Monday as London Winery trampled Guelph 10-0 to tie their semi-final series and force a third and deciding game. Big Claude Herdman held the Maple Leafs to two hits while aiding a 14-hit London offensive with three singles. Thomas and Fred Bennett each knocked in three runs while Alf White added three hits, two scores and an RBI. Herdman walked five and had just one strikeout but was in control throughout.

Herdman (W) and Bennett
McNeil (L) and R. Leader

(August 11)  London Winery nosed out Guelph Maple Leafs 4 to 3 in ten innings Saturday to advance to the Intercounty final against Stratford for the league championship. Catcher Fred Bennett was the hero for London banging out a hit to right field to score Alf White with the winning run. Bennett had earlier singled in another marker. Claude Herdman yielded 10 hits in going the distance for the winners. Lefty Goyer took the loss allowing nine hits. Goyer drove in two runs for Guelph with a double and single.

Herdman (W) and Bennett
Goyer (L) and R.Leader

(August 11)    Taking a 3-1 lead in the third inning, Stratford Nationals added three more in the fifth and coasted to a 6-1 victory over Brantford to eliminate the pennant winners from the playoffs. Lefty Biddle held the Universals to four hits and fanned nine.  George Miskimmons and Phillips led the attack each with three hits. Osborne, the Nats third baseman, lashed a two-run triple.

Biddle (W) and Miskimmons
Hunt (L), Watson (5) and Sullivan

(August 15)   Stratford Nationals got a three-hitter by Earl Craig and home runs from George Miskimmons and Phillips to whip London 7-1. Phillips' blast was a three-run, inside-the-park clout in the seventh inning.

Adair (L), Mahon (7) and Bennett
Craig (W) and Miskimmons

(August 18)   Southpaw Ken Biddle shutout London for eight innings Saturday as Stratford whipped the Winery 7-1 in the second game of their semi-final series. He hit a batter and allowed two hits in the ninth as London finally got on the scoreboard. 2,100 fans took in the action at Tecumseh Park.  Nationals rapped out 13 hits, three by Phillips. Irish Miskimmons smacked a triple and single.

Biddle (W) and Miskimmons
Herdman (L), Mahon (3), Logan (7) and Bennett

(August 21)  With a 5-3 victory Tuesday, Stratford won the Intercounty League championship taking the final series in three straight games.  The Nats now meet the winners of the Hamilton League in the playdowns for the Ontario senior crown. Earl Craig blanked London for eight inning before the Winery broke loose for three in the bottom of the ninth. Each team had ten hits with London hurting its chances by booting the ball six times. Tip Miller and George Miskimmons paced the winners each with three hits. Miller, the Nats playing manager, was outstanding in the field with 11 chances at shortstop without an error, figuring in three double plays.

Craig (W) and Miskimmons
Logan (L) and Bennett

(August 31)  Alf White, star second baseman for the London Winery nine, has been named winner of the Holle Trophy as the most valuable player in the Intercounty Senior League.  Ken Biddle, stellar left-hander of the Stratford Nationals, was the runner-up. Lefty Esbaugh, first baseman for Kitchener Panthers was third in the voting and Irish Miskimmons, Stratford catcher, fourth. 

(September 3)   Hamilton's Moodie Tigers notched a surprise 3-2 win over Stratford Nationals Monday in the first game of their playoff series.  Ken Biddle hurled effectively for the Nats but his own errors were costly. One in the 10th inning paved the way for the winning Hamilton run. Nats had taken an early lead with single runs in the first and second innings. J. Anderson of the Tigers pitched superbly in relief allowing just three hits after coming in with one out in the first inning.  Krusto and Ted Jocelyn each had two hits for the winners.

Dawson, J. Anderson (W) (2) and Weldon
Biddle (L) and Miskimmons

(September 15)   Capitalizing on Hamilton errors and five free passes, Stratford Nationals evened their Ontario Baseball Association senior playoff at a game apiece with a 5-1 victory.   Nats plated a pair in the first inning and they proved enough for the triumph. Earl Craig held the Moodie Tigers to seven hits in going the route for the winners. Zulauf starred for Stratford with two hits and sensational play in the outfield.

Craig (W) and Miskimmons
Dawson (L) and Weldon

(September 25)  The Stratford Nationals will be without their youthful second baseman when they meet Niagara Falls tonight in the Ontario Baseball Association semi-final at the Falls. Brad Doherty has been stricken with an attack of appendicitis.  Bill Marks will take his place. Earl Craig, who did a fine job in relief at Hamilton Saturday, will likely be the Nats starter.

(September 26)   In the opening game of their Ontario semi-final series, Stratford Nationals overcame eight errors to down the Niagara Falls Cataracts 6-4. Nats took the lead with three runs in the first inning, then fell behind as the Cataracts rallied for four in the fifth on three hits, a walk and three errors. George Miskimmons got the Nationals back in the lead with a two-run triple in the eighth and Stratford added an insurance run in the ninth. Bill Marks cracked a double and two singles for the winners. Catcher Cherry had three hits for Niagara Falls. Earl Craig was the mound victor with an eight-hit performance, fanning seven.

Craig (W) and Miskimmons
Climenhage (L) and Cherry

(September 29)    After an eight-error nightmare on Wednesday, Stratford Nationals played error-less ball Saturday to edge Niagara Falls 4-3 to win their semi-final series in two straight games. Nats took a 4-0 lead, as the Cataracts made five errors and issued six walks, but barely held off a seventh inning rally to post the win. Ken Biddle, the Nats ace, had a one hitter for six innings but the Falls erupted for five hits, one a triple, in the seventh for three runs. The southpaw recovered his poise to blank the visitors over the last two frames. Biddle racked up 13 strikeouts with no walks. George Miskimmons, Hanlon, Osborne and Tip Miller each knocked in a run for the winners.

Jamieson (L) and Cherry
Biddle (W) and Miskimmons

(October 6)   With an 8-2 victory Saturday, Stratford took the opening game in the Ontario senior baseball final over the Toronto G. & W. Grads. Earl Craig tossed a five-hitter in going the distance for the Nats.

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(October 8)    Stratford Nationals are the senior amateur baseball champions of Ontario. Nats downed the Toronto G. and W. Grads 5-4 Monday before a crowd of nearly 3,000 at Stratford to take the final in two straight games.  Stratford overcame nine errors to claim the crown. After falling behind 2-0, Nats exploded for four runs in the fourth inning on a single by George MiskimmonsOsborne's triple, an infield single by Bill Marks and Zulauf's two-run homer over the right field fence.. The Grads battled back with singletons in the sixth and seventh to tie, but the Nats pushed across the winning marker in the bottom of the seventh as Miskimmons knocked a hard single to centre field to bring in Hanlon who had singled and advanced on a sacrifice and a ground out. Ken Biddle held the Grads to six hits while the Nats registered ten off Art Upper.

Upper (L) and Stronach
Biddle (W) and Miskimmons


(September 3) In an exhibition game to prepare for the Ontario Baseball Association playoffs, the Chatham Colored All-Stars edged Taylor's All-Stars of Detroit 5-4 at Stirling Park. After Detroit had scored in the eighth to tie at 4-4, Chatham got the winner in the bottom of the inning. They out-hit the visitors 9 to 6.

Montcrieff, Jackson and Hicks
Tabron (W) and Washington

(September 13) Sarnia Red Sox, defeated by Chatham Colored All-Stars at Sarnia last week, traveled to Chatham Thursday for the second game of their Intermediate playoff. But, they were forced to default the contest because of ineligible players in their lineup. Sarnia won an exhibition game 6 to 4.

(September 20) Welland Terriers whipped the Chatham Colored All-Stars 17-7 Thursday in the opener of their playoff series. The second game is in Welland Saturday. The host nine ran wild in the first inning scoring seven times to put the game on ice early. They added six more in the second to take a 13-1 lead. Welland out-hit Chatham 16 to 9 and played errorless ball while Chatham booted the ball eight times. Flat Chase, the Chatham starter, allowed six runs without getting an out.

Tufts (W) and Shupe, Farnsworth
Chase (L), Terrell (1), Washington (2) and Washington, L.Harding (2)

(September 21)  In a startling reversal of form, Chatham All-Stars surprised 2,000 fans at Welland Saturday afternoon edging the Terriers 4-2 in the second game of their Intermediate playoff series. Flat Chase, the Stars shortstop had the biggest moment of the contest when he drove a mammoth home run far over the right field fence in the sixth inning to plate the winning run. It was the longest drive in the history of the local park.

Shupe, Tufts and Farnsworth
Terrerll (W) and Washington

(September 26) In the Ontario Intermediate "B-1" playoffs Chatham Colored All-Stars downed Welland Terriers 11-7 to capture their Intermediate B playoff series.

(October 4) Flat Chase belted a line-drive homer, his second of the day, in the tenth inning Thursday to give the Chatham Colored All-Stars an exciting 11-9 victory over Milton in an Ontario Baseball Association Intermediate semi-final classic at Athletic Park.

Chase's first homer, with Len Harding aboard, came in the first inning. Lin Naylor punched out five successive hits for the losers. Don Tabron went nine innings for the Stars giving way to lefty King Terrell in the tenth. Ken Clement took the loss.

Clement (L) and Brush
Tabron, Terrell (W) (10) and Washington

(October 11)   Chatham All-Stars shaded Milton 8-7 Thursday to win their provincial Intermediate Baseball series.

(October 15) A walk, a wild throw to third and Len Harding's timely single brought in two runs in the top of the 10th inning Monday to give the Chatham Colored All-Stars a 4-2 victory over Penetang in the opening game of the Ontario Intermediate "B-1" playoff final.

Penetang had grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first inning on an error and two singles, then were blanked the rest of the way by Don Tabron who yielded eight hits. Chatham bested Penetang ace, 20-year-old, Phil Marchildon who allowed just seven safeties and racked up 19 strikeouts.

Chatham got on the scoreboard in the fourth as Flat Chase singled and stole second coming home when Marchildon threw to second in a pickoff attempt. The All-Stars tied it in the fifth with Tabron's single and steal and Len Harding's double to right.

Tabron (W) and Washington
Marchildon (L) and Devillers

(October 18) Penetang eked out a controversial 10-9 decision over Chatham Thursday to even their series at a game apiece. After leaving the playing field when a call by base-umpire Steve Collier apparently ended the game, Penetang were forced to continue play when the decision was reversed. The issue forced a half-hour delay in the contest.

The visitors, who had blown an early 6-3 lead, scored twice in the top of the ninth for the win. Ross Talbot's bases-loaded triple in the first frame gave Chatham a 3-1 early advantage.

Penetang had 12 hits, two apiece by J.Bald, M. "Baldy" Bald, Deviller, Phil Marchildon and Shepperd. Len Harding led Chatham with a pair. Marchildon held Chatham to seven hits and fanned 12.

Marchildon (W) and Deviller
Terrell, Tabron (L) (2) and Washington

(October 19) Chatham and Penetang will meet at Guelph Monday afternoon in the deciding game of their provincial playoff series. The decision was announced by W.J. Snyder of the Ontario Baseball Association.

Chatham won the first game 4-2 in ten innings and lost the second 10-9.

(October 22) Chatham Colored All-Stars had a 3-2 lead in the 11th inning Monday but with the game called because of darkness, the scored reverted to the last of the 10th and it became a 2-2 draw, so the teams will meet again tomorrow to try and wrap up their final series. Phil Marchildon, on the hill for the Penetang Shipbuilders, pitched a gem allowing just four hits with 18 strikeouts. He added two more in the 11th. Flat Chase, for Chatham yielded seven hits and struck out 12. Errors accounted for all but one of the four runs.

Chase and Washington
Marchildon and Devillers

(October 23) Chatham Colored All-Stars dumped Penetang 13-7 Tuesday at Guelph to capture the 1934 Ontario Intermediate "B-1" title, the first black team to compete in officlal provincial play and the first to claim a championship. After playing a 2-2 draw Monday, the teams put on their hitting shoes for the finale.

After Chatham broke out in the top of the first inning with three runs, Penetang took the lead with four in the bottom of the stanza. But the All-Stars added four more in the second and five in the third and coasted to the victory. Flat Chase, who pitched on Monday, relieved in the first inning and went the rest of the way for the win. Chatham pounded out 15 hits in the triumph.

xxx, Chase (W) (1) and Washington
Marchildon (L), Crippen, Marchildon and Devillers