1949 Quebec Game Reports      


(May 15)   Playing before an overflow crowd of 4,000, the Montreal Niseis got off to the flying start in their City Baseball League race as they showed unexpected power in overwhelming Excel Bakeries 14-3.  Ki Konishi slammed two home runs and a double to lead a 13-hit attack which also included four triples and two more doubles. On the mound, Nobby Ogura limited the opposition to six hits, all singles, while fanning eight and walking two.

(May 18)   Montreal Nisei chalked up their second win of the season downing Lachine Lambs 6-2.  Lachine had taken an early two-run lead but the Nisei tied the score when Carl Matsumiya cracked a two-run homer. They iced the game in the next frame with a four-run rally with Yuki Uno's triple providing the punch.  Rookie George Fukuyama had a shaky start but tightened up and scattered six hits for his first win. 

(May 29)   Niseis suffered their first defeat of the season doing down 14-4 to the Taximen who belted 12 hits. Close to 5,000 fans took in the game.

(June 5)   With Nobby Ogura tossing a brilliant three-hitter Montreal Niseis trampled St. Aloysius 14-1 Sunday at Centre Sportif. Niseis launched a 15-hit attack on a pair of opposing hurlers. They broke open a tight game with six hits for six runs in the eighth and five hits for five more runs in the last frame. Ogura led the offense with two triples while Karl Matsumiya added a triple and single.

(July 31)   In a thriller at LaFontaine Park Sunday, Montreal Niseis edged the Mount Royal Cardinals 5-4 to gain a share of first place with Lachine Lamos in the 11-team Montreal City League.  It was the seventh straight win for the Niseis who now sport a 13-4 record.  Cardinals had the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, but Nobby Ogura got a strikeout to end the game. The Niseis are the most popular team in the circuit drawing crowds of 3,000 to 5,000 to every game. Pacing the club in their surge to the top is the strong arm of Ogura who has won eight times with just one defeat. 

(August)   Montreal Nisheis and Lachine Lamos have been declared co-champions of the City Baseball League.. The teams tied for the lead during the regular season but because of a lack of time before the start of post-season play, a playoff was not held to determine the sole winner.

(August 14)  In the opening game of their first round playoff, Niseis eked out a 7-6 victory over Excel to take a one-game lead in the best-of-three series.  A crowd of close to 5,000 fans saw the Niseis twice come from behind for the triumph. 

Dupras (L) and Vexeau
Ogura (W) and K.Suga