1940 Game Reports / Alberta     


Two senior Edmonton entries plus one team each from Wetaskiwin and Ponoka joined together to form the Central Alberta Baseball League.

Edmonton Arrows
Edmonton Dodgers
Ponoka Stampeders
Wetaskiwin Mustangs

(August 11)
Ponoka                    21 -  9      .700
Edmonton Arrows           15 – 13      .536
Wetaskiwin                13 – 15      .464       
Edmonton Dodgers           8 - 20      .286

(September 2)  The Edmonton Dodgers, last-place finishers during the regular schedule, climaxed a spectacular playoff run Sunday downing Ponoka Stampeders 10-6 to win the Central Alberta Baseball League championship.

Ralph Morgan pitched and batted the Dodgers to the victory scattering ten hits in his mount effort and then lashing out four hits with the bat.

Dodgers eliminated the Edmonton Arrows in their semi-final series while Ponoka was beating Wetaskiwin.

Twice the Dodgers were a game back in their set with the Stampeders but twice rebounded for the title in the best-of-five series.

It was Morgan's second win of the series having blanked the Stamps 5-0 with a three-hitter. At the plate, Morgan got a double and three singles, driving in one run and scoring three. In his other trip to the plate he laid down a neat sacrifice bunt.

Edmonton charged into the lead in the first inning as Ken McAuley singled and Phil Horn followed with a home run.

Virgil Neis (L), Walter Johnston (8) and Julien Sawchuk
Ralph Morgan (W) and Johnny Lupul


No evidence was found of any senior-level baseball in Calgary during the 1940 season.


No entries were received from Edmonton or any other team within northern or central Alberta for the 1940 A.A.B.A. senior playdowns, leaving the field solely open to southern Alberta representation.

(August 24)  The Lethbridge Miners eliminated the hosting Medicine Hat Tigers from the 1940 provincial senior baseball playoffs by taking a sloppily-played fifth and deciding game in the Alberta semi-finals by a 6 – 5 margin. The Miners will now face defending champion Picture Butte in the southern Alberta finals.

Slavich (W) and Toccoli
Riddle (L) and Blaney

(September 8)  Before 1,500 fans, ironman Ted Malmberg hurled the Picture Butte Royals to their third consecutive provincial senior baseball championship when he pitched a pair of 2 – 0 shutouts over the Lethbridge Miners. The champions won the best-of-seven series four-games-to-two.

Malmberg (W) and Bohne
Lewis (L) and Toccoli

Malmberg (W) and Bohne
Slavich (L) and Toccoli