1936 Tournaments / Exhibitions       


(May 24)  The Lethbridge Galt Miners opened the season with an auspicious display downing Montana's Sunburst Texaco Firechiefs 6-2 and 7-0 in an exhbiition double-header. Dutch Holman bested former Miner Stan Chervinski in the first game tossing a six-hitter. Six errors hurt the visitors. First sacker Dahlen of Sunburst was the game's hitting star with a triple and two singles.

Holman (W) and Toccoli
Chervinski (L) and Dennis

In the nightcap, Alex Yanosik held Sunburst to just four hits and fanned nine in throwing the shutout. Left fielder Orlando Luciani led the Miners' attack with a double and single with two runs scored. Dahlen had two more hits, one a double, for the Americans. Shorty Turf yielded eight hits in taking the loss.

Turf (L) and Coleman
Yanosik (W) and Toccoli

(May 25)  Oliver Empire Day Tournament  Oliver and Penticton split first money at the Empire Day Tournament at Oliver Monday as the two clubs fought to a 2-2 draw before the game had to be called after seven innings to allow for the football contest to proceed. The host club took the lead in the first inning when Eagle reached on a fielder's choice and eventually scored on Caughlin's single.  Penticton tied the count in the sixth as the first two batters walked and two more were hit by pitches. In the bottom of the sixth, Oliver went ahead 2-1 when McNeill singled, stole second and came home on a fielder's choice. The visitors got the tying marker in the seventh on four walks.

Blackburn and xxx
Eagle, E.Norton (7) and xxx

Penticton won the initial game, 12 to 10 over Summerland which had taken an early lead with a run in the fourth inning. But Penticton responded with six runs in the next two frames to put the game on ice.

Ageno (L) and xxx
Broderick, Nicholls, Moran and xxx

(June 10)   The touring Michigan Wolves, a coloured squad from Detroit, suffered two humiliating defeats against the home town Medicine Hat Royals, 22-1 and 12-4.

Jimmy Toole led a 20-hit attack in the afternoon contest with four safeties. He shared honours with Red Tulloch, a right-hander from Lloydminster, who limited the Wolves to three bingles. In the night contest, Jack Kalies, the Royals' second sacker, drove in six runs with a homer, triple and single.

Stevenson (L), Dacy, White and Ray
Tulloch (W) and Blaney

Hawkins (L) and Ray
Mydansky (W) and Blaney

(June 10)   The Houston Black Buffaloes of Texas took ten innings to down Calgary Mustangs 7-4 in a sensational exhibition game at the Stadium Park Wednesday night. Bill Daoust, the young southpaw, made his debut with the Mustangs and pitched well until the tenth when the visitors collected five hits for their winning markers.

xxx and xxx
Daoust (L) and xxx

(June 10)  The Regina Nationals, featuring their speedball hurler, Myron Appell, treated a crowd of 3,500 people to a high class exhibition of baseball as they captured first place money in the baseball tournament, highlight of the annual La Fleche sports day. The Nationals came through with a 6 to 2 victory over the strong Climax aggregation in the final of the tournament that saw the Moose Jaw Athletics and Swift Current Cardinals fall by the wayside in the semi-finals.

(June 11)  The Broadview Red Sox blanked the Moose Jaw Athletics 5 to 0 in the final game of the Broadview annual sports day tournament. Third place money went to the team from Northgate, North Dakota.

(June 21)  In an exhibition twin-bill with the Champion Elks, the Lethbridge Galt Miners put on a Jekyll and Hyde routine Sunday in playing errorless ball to win the first game 9-2 then booting the ball nine times in the second game in dropping a 15-11 decision.  Alex Yanosik and Bob Moodie combined on a five-hitter in the opener while Joe Hanisko highlighted the attack with a second inning home run.

Steeves (L), Latiff and Hargreaves
A.Yanosik (W) , Moodie and Grob

The second game was a symphony of errors and heavy hits that saw Champion emerge with a 15-11 triumph. The teams combined for 25 hits and 20 errors. Roy Robinson, former Lethbridge flinger, hurled a nice game but was accorded terrible support by his teammates who made 11 miscues.  Robinson compiled 17 strikeouts. The visitors pounded Dutch Holman for 16 hits.

Robinson (W) and Hargreaves
Holman (L) and Toccoli

(June 26)   In the first game under the lights at Lethbridge, Ray Doan's House of David turned back the Lethbridge Bears 12-5 before 2,800 fans. The visitors punched out 16 hits, four by first sacker Grant and three each by right fielder Olive and left fielder Humbracht whose effort included a homer.  Irvin tossed a four-hitter and whiffed 13 for the grizzlies.

Irvin (W) and Rindt
Teel (L) and Henderson

(June 28)  The wind-whipped Adams Park diamond was no hurdle for the Galt Miners Sunday as they trampled the Coaldale Artic Golds 15-2 before a crowd of about three hundred who braved the wind and dust. The weather conditions forced cancellation of a scheduled second game. Brothers Orlando and Ernest Luciani led a 15-hit offensive for the Miners. Orlando rapped a homer and two singles while Ernest clouted three doubles. Alex Yanosik held the visitors to five hits in going the distance for the mound victory.  Don Gordon was Yanosik's chief nemesis belting a homer and double.

Doug Thornton (L) and Erickson
A.Yanosik (W) and Grob


(June 23) The strong entry from Bismarck, ND, captured top money at the Virden Tournament Tuesday. They downed the Acme Giants 8-3 in the final of the three team event.

Smith (W) and Troupe
McDay (L) and Bennett

[Likely Hilton Smith to Quincy Troupe for the winners]

Bismarck won the opening game 8-3 over Valley City, then the Acme Giants nosed out Page 10-8. Valley City topped Page 6-3.

The previous season, Bismarck had won the National Semi-Pro Championship with a lineup that included the legendary Satchel Paige along with other luminaries as Chet Brewer, Hilton Smith, Quincy Troupe, Double Duty Radcliffe and Barney Morris.

(July 1)  The top money at Moosomin's Dominion Day baseball tournament went to the Broadview Red Sox who defeated the Virden, Manitoba squad 9 to 3 in the final game. The Red Sox had advanced to the final by knocking off the Regina Nationals and their top chucker, Myron Appell, in a semi-final pitchers' battle. 

(July 5)   Before a large crowd at Sunburst, Montana, Lethbridge Galt Miners posted an 11-7 verdict to extend their winning streak to four games.  The Fire Chiefs, with another two imports from Spokane, were unable to cope with the steady hurling of Alex Yanosik.  The game featured five home runs as Ken Ringland, Orlando Luciani and Yanosik smacked four-baggers for Lethbridge. Sunburst third baseman Shoening belted the first pitch of the game for a homer and Slim Petrunia later had a circuit blow.

Yanosik (W) and Grob
Chervinski (L), Turf (5) and Petrunia

(July 8)   The Mexican Aztecas captured both ends of Wednesday double-header at Adams Park scoring an easy 11-5 win in the opener and escaping with a 4-3 decision in the second game. Aztecas plated four runs in the first inning and coasted to victory in the first game with a 15-hit attack bolstered by a half dozen free passes. First baseman Parra knocked in four runs while Vargas, the centre fielder rapped a triple, double and single. The left fielder, Caballero had the only homer.

J.Perez (W) and Ybarra
Eagleson (L), Holman(6) and Grob

Arriola, a diminutive right-hander held the Miners to five hits in the second game with six strikeouts and five walks.  Parra, with two singles, was the only batter with more than one hit.

Arriola W) and Gonzales
Yanosik (L) and Grob

(July 19)  Jack Van Slate of the Sunburst Fire Chiefs turned in a masterpiece Sunday in the first game of a double bill firing a no-hitter with 20 strikeouts in a 4-0 victory over Lethbridge Galt Miners.  As if that wasn't enough, Van Slate came back in relief to get the win in the second game as the Americans exploded for seven runs in the tenth inning to dump the Miners 9-2.

in the first game, an outfield error kept Van Slate from a perfect game. The Chiefs collected ten hits off Dutch Holman.

Van Slate (W) and Petrunia
Holman (L) and Toccoli

With the scored tied 2-2 in the ninth, Van Slate replaced towering right-hander Haroldson who had allowed just four hits in his eight-inning stint. Fred Onofrychuck, the first man to face him, got the only hit off him on the day lifting a Texas Leaguer to short left field. The Montana ace then proceeded to fan the next six batters to bring his total to 26 for the day.  But his storybook day still had a ways to go. He strode to the plate in the 10th and whacked one over the left field fence for a home run which started Sunburst's winning rally. Before the smoke had cleared a combination of three hits and three errors added another six runs to what had been a tight ball game. First baseman Dahlen led the winners with a homer, double and single. .

Haroldson, Van Slate (W) (9) and Petrunia
Yanosik (L) and Toccoli

(July 20)   A big crowd turned out in Nanton Monday as the Detroit Colored Giants defeated the locals 4-2. The game featured three home runs.

(July 20-25)  Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament

(July 20)  Two former Tournament champions, Bruno and Lanigan, were eliminated on opening day of the 1936 Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament.  Bruno bowed to Delisle 6-3 while Kenaston topped Lanigan 9-6. In the third opening day contest Viscount walloped Cudworth 11-1.

In the morning game, Carl Mohr, the veteran spit-ball hurler scattered six hits while his Delisle teammates took advantage of Bruno errors to turn four hits into six runs.  Young Max Bentley, the Delisle left fielder suffered a double fracture of the wrist when tagged sliding into third base in the sixth inning. 

Mohr (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

Lefty Koch fired a four-hitter as Viscount whipped Cudworth 11-1. Mills pounded a homer and double for the winners. 

Koch (W) and Dyck
Billesberger (L), Tamynin (6) and Stout

Kenaston exploded for six runs in the first inning en route to their 9-6 triumph over Lanigan. Everyone in the Kenaston lineup had at least one hit as the winners rapped 15 safeties to just seven for Lanigan.  Wes Werbowry went the route for the win giving up seven hits, three to third baseman Al Gunther

Townsend, Lyman (1), Lefty Gunther (6) and Lidster
Werbowry (W) and Dubyk

(July 21)  Blaine Lake trounced Sonningdale 10-2 as "Kinky" Dehmke yielded nine hits for the win. John Cheveldayoff slugged a homer.

xxx, xxx, xxx and Grimsdale
W.Dehmke (W) and J.Duffy

Bill Dunbar knocked in five runs with a triple, double and single as Rosetown nipped Elstow 7-5. Stan Douglas survived a shaky first two innings to toss a six-hitter for the win.

Douglas (W) and Besse
Volk, Yeo (2), Klotz and xxx

Johnny Folk limited Broderick to four hits and fanned 12 as Aberdeen posted a 5-2 victory. The right-hander also led the offense with a homer.

Folk (W) and Campbell
Reid, B.Derdall (3), E.Sibbald (5) and T.Derdall

(July 22)  A five-run third inning carried Watson to a 7-4 win over Mozart.  Shorty Jackson and Lefty Skarban combined to hold Mozart to four hits.

Rotzein, Gunnerson, Sigurdson and Peterson
Jackson, Skarban and Tyler

Neilburg's three runs in the first inning proved enough as the All-Stars notched a 4-1 victory over Lucky Lake as hurler Al Flohr held the losers to five hits.  Lucky Lake reliever Art Penner gave Neilburg just one hit in five and one-third innings after taking over from Ace Corbin.

Corbin (L), Penner (1) and McKay
Flohr (W) and Prediger

Viscount scored all its runs in the fourth inning, on a walk, a single, a triple and wild pitch, in a 3-1 triumph over the strong Delisle entry.  Lefty Koch scattered eight hits to register the win.  Veteran Carl Mohr took the loss.

Mohr (L), Loring (7) and Reg Bentley
Koch (W) and Dyck

(July 23)    a 15-hit attack nettted Blaine lake 10 runs Thursday in an easy 10-2 victory over Kenaston. Padavelnikoff had the longest blows for the winners, homers in the second and eighth innings. Maurice Duffy held the losers to three hits while fanning 11.

Werbowry (L), C.Ebert (2), B.Ebert (4) and Dubyk
M.Duffy (W) and J.Duffy

Stan Douglas surrendered just one hit, a scratch single in the eighth inning, in pitching Rosetown to a 2-0 win over Aberdeen whose Johnny Folk yielded just six hits.  Folk's only mistake was a pitch to Bill Dunbar in the sixth which went to deep centre for a triple scoring both Rosetown runs.

Folk (L) and Campbell
Douglas (W) and Besse

(July 24)  Neilburg broke a scoreless tie with four runs in the 7th inning then withstood a Watson rally in the 8th to notch a 4-3 decision. Pinch hitter Shorty Jackson opened the 9th for Watson with a triple but Al Flohr fanned the next three batters.  Flohr relieved starter Lefty Arnold in the first inning and went on to strike out 14.

Skarban (L) and Tyler
Arnold, Flohr (W) (1) and Prediger

"Kinky" Dehmke of Blaine Lake fired a one-hitter in blanking Viscount 3-0. Miller punched a single in the 8th to spoil Dehmke's no-hit bid. Catcher J.Duffy had a double and single and plated two runs for the winners.

Dehmke (W) and J.Duffy
Anderson, Koch (2) and  Dyck

(July 25)   The defending champions from Neilburg advanced to the 1936 Exhibition final thumping Rosetown 14-6 in the semi-final. Catcher Pete Prediger led a 17-hit attack with a homer, double and three singles. He also scored four times. Chapman added a four-bagger for the winners while Con Bissett had a homer for Rosetown. George Bigelow, the oldest player on the Rosetown squad, gave the fans a thrill in the final inning when he went in to pinch hit and came through with a triple.

Ferry (W), Flohr (8) and Prediger
Taylor (L), Harris (1) and Besse

The Neilburg All-Stars won their third straight Exhibition Tournament downing Blaine Lake 9-2 in the final Saturday. The All-Stars took a 5-1 lead after two innings and coasted to the win as ace hurler Al Flohr, who appeared in all four Neilburg games in the tourney, held the losers to six hits for the win.  Shortstop Fisher belted a homer for the winners.

Flohr (W) and Prediger
M.Duffy (L), W.Dehmke (8), M.Duffy (9) and J.Duffy

(July 22)  Yorkton Tournament

Broadview Red Sox took top money at the four-team Yorkton Tournament with an 8-4 win over the host team in the final.  Miller had held Yorkton to a single run until the final frame when two singles and an error produced three runs for Yorkton.  Sox rapped 12 hits off Tibbets.

Tibbets (L) and xxx
Miller (W) and xxx

In the opening game, Gene Bremmer pitched Broadview to an 8-2 win over Northgate Yankees. Yorkton clobbered Stenen 12-1

Tibbets, Campbell (4) and xxx
xxx (L) and xxx

In the consolation final, Northgate took Stenen 4-2.

(July 26)   The host Fire Chiefs and Galt Miners split a double-header at Sunburst Sunday with the home squad taking the opener 8-7 and the Miners prevailing in the second game 3-1.

(August 2)   Lethbridge Galt Miners added two more wins to their impressive total when they took both games of a twin-bill from Coleman 6-2 and 7-1. The visitors were strengthened by players from Michel, Hillcrest and Blairmore. Dutch Holman pitched a seven-hitter in the afternoon as shortstop Eric Dolighan led the offense with three hits.

Sadlish (L) and Elick
Holman (W) and Toccoli

Ken Ringland yielded just two hits in the second game while compiling 13 strikeouts. Again, Eric Dolighan paced the attack with three hits.

Houbregs, McIntosh and Elick
Ringland (W) and Toccoli

(July 30-August 1)  North Battleford Tournament

Fielding captured first money Saturday in North Battleford's three-day tournament slipping by Willomoor 3-2 in the final.  Willomoor broke a scoreless tie with the game's first run in the third inning. G. Stebbing singled to left and three singles from his teammate drove him home.  Murray scored for Fielding in the last of the third to tie. The draw remained until the sixth when Partridge doubled and scored on a single by Flohr.  In the last of the sixth, McMillan singled with two out and advanced on a double by McKellar.  Scratch followed with a single and Fielding had the tying and winning markers.

Flohr (L) and xxx
Koloski (W, Dempke (7) and xxx

Earlier, Fielding nipped Denzil 7-6 to win a berth in the final. Three runs in the ninth won it for Fielding.

(August 3-4)  Prince Albert Tournament

(August 3)  Two one-hitters, one which ended in defeat, featured the opening day of the Prince Albert Exhibition Tournament.  Hocheit of Henribourg had a no-hitter and 2-0 lead for six innings but G.Halcro started the fireworks in the seventh and final inning by getting the first hit for South Prince Albert. S.Halcro received a free pass and Jim Brown reached on an error as a run scored.  The next three men were thrown out at first but not before S.Halcro and Brown had crossed the plate for the 3-2 win. 

A.Young (W) and J.Brown
Hocheit (L) and Morash

Pete Adams of Birch Hills held St. Louis to one hit as the Hills squad escaped with a 1-0 victory getting three of their five hits in the fourth inning to produce the only run. 

Adams (W) and B.Nordine
Gerrond (L) and Vandale

Canwood scored three runs in the top of the final frame to down the Prince Albert Broncos 5-3.

Baker (W) and Talbott
T.Dahl (L) and Dahl

Ethelton got shutout pitching from Jackson to down Parkside 3-0/

Jackson (W) and Ryder
Dach, Guberson and Guberson, Angell

(August 4)   In a loosely-played final, Birch Hills erupted for eight runs in the first inning and outslugged Canwood 14-7 to take top money at the Prince Albert Tournament.  The Hill men combined five hits with six errors in their big inning. The teams combined to make 17 errors, 9 by the winners. Birch Hills punched out 11 hits, including four doubles. Herbie Bird and Frost held Canwood to eight hits, one of them a triple by Merritt.

Bird (W), Frost (6) and Nordine
G.Cowles (L) and Talbott, Stout

In the semi-finals earlier in the day, Canwood topped South Prince Albert 4-3 and Birch Hills shaded Ethelton 4-3.

(Aug 4)  The touring Detroit Colored Giants downed the locals 13-8 in a game at Wainwright, Alberta Tuesday evening. Wainwright surprised the visitors with a big first inning scoring five times on two hits and three Detroit errors. The Giants rebounded with one in the 2nd and four in the 3rd to tie the count.  They added three in the 4th and never looked back.  Bill Smith, the 6'4" manager of the Giants, belted one in the 7th inning that was described as the longest ever seen on the local diamond. While the fielders retrieved the ball from the bushes, Smith loped around the bases with plenty of time to spare.

The following night, the Detroit team motored to Camrose and downed the local club 6-3.


(September 6-7)   Blairmore Canucks captured top money in the Fernie Labour Day Tournament Monday downing Fernie 3-2 in the final. In a pitcher's duel, Tom Krall of the Canucks bested Piro of the host club. Blairmore opened the six-team tourney with an 11-1 win over Elk Valley while Fernie drubbed Coleman and wallopped Creston. Blairmore, with Houbregs pitching superbly, downed Kimberley 6-1.