1949 Game Reports / The Fabulous Brandon Greys     

(XXX)  Carman Cardinals dropped an 8-4 decision to Oakville in a hastily arranged match Monday. Ed McDonald started for Carman, giving way to Almer McKerlie in the sixth. McKerlie kept the visitors scoreless for the rest of the contest.  Bob Johnson pounded a homer for the Cardinals.

xxx and xxx
McDonald (L), A. McKerlie (6) and Sanders

(May 15)   In an exhibition game the Elmwood Juniors beat the Elmwood Seniors 3-1 as Dick Roche belted a triple in the 9th to break up a 1-1 tie.   Each team used four pitchers. The Seniors used Joe Preston, Homer Chandler, Lou Sabo and John Goran.  The Juniors, who managed just three hits, used Ron Barr, Stan Kensick, Walt Hruda and Les Sanderson.

(May 21)  Brandon Greys swept a double-header to kick off the 1949 Manitoba Senior Baseball League season.  Greys edged the ANAF Vets 4-2 in the afternoon and downed Elmwood 5-4 in the night game.

Greys got off to a quick start in the opener scoring three times in the first inning on a triple by Koney Williams, a double by Armando Vasquez and Ian Lowe's single.  Vasquez "who was hotter than a baby chick under a magnifying glass" belted a homer in the third and added another double in the fifth. 

Gibbons (W 1-0) and Rodriguez
Mattson (L), Hansford (3), Sabo (8) and Madden

A pitchers' duel highlighted the nightcap.  Winslow Means of Brandon and Hal Price of the Giants put on a show for the 2-thousand fans.  Both gave up seven hits. Means fanned 14 while Price set down a dozen by strikeouts.  Russ Pollock drove in three runs for the Greys while Ian Lowe knocked in a pair with a homer.  Terry Sawchuk, the 1948 batting champion, belted a 1st inning homer for Elmwood.

Means (W 1-0) and Rodriguez
Price (L 0-1) and McConachy

(May 24)  Brandon made it four straights wins Tuesday taking both ends of the twin-bill from the Elmwood Giants.  Greys rebounded from a 2-0 deficit with three runs in the 7th inning and four in the 8th to capture a 7-2 win in the opener while Walter Dirk Gibbons tossed a five-hit shutout in the second game as Brandon won 5-0.  Bus Vasquez had two hits and scored twice in the 1st game.  Ian Lowe led the hitters in the 2nd contest with three hits.

Joe Preston (L 0-1), Price (8) and McConachy
Means (W 2-0) and Rodriguez

Homer Chandler (L) and McConachy
Gibbons (W 2-0) and Rodriguez

(May 24)  ANAF Vets took a pair from the Winnipegs, the former Winnipeg Reos, 10-0 and 7-5. In the opener  Rightfielder Jim Shanks had four hits and drove in three to lead the Vets.  Jim Anderson pitched a seven-hitter for the win.  Shanks knocked in another three runs in the second game with a double and single. 

Anderson (W) and Madden
Slowinski (L), Nicholson (9) and Merlevede

Bert Dawson, Sabo (W) (3) and Sparrow
Mathiesus (L), Nicholson and Merlevede

(May 24)  ANAF also had time for an exhibition game against Warren, Minnesota.  In a contest at Provencher Park at St. Boniface, the Vets came from behind in the 9th inning to notch a 6-5 victory.

(May 25)  Hal Price had a no-hitter going into the 8th inning but had to settle for a two-hitter as Elmwood scored its first win of the season downing  the Army, Navy and Air Force 6-2.  Bill Johnson's 8th inning single was the first hit off the Giant's lefty.  Elmwood scored three in the 7th and another three in the 9th to take the win.  Solly Drake had two hits and drove in three to lead the hitters.

Price (W 1-1) and McConachy
Hansford (L) and Madden

(May 27)    Rollie Bouchard drove in Ralph Latourneau with the winning run in the 9th inning as Winnipegs shaded Elmwood 8-7 scoring three times in the final frame.  One of the runs scored on a throwing error and another run was awarded when a fan picked up a loose ball.  Winnipegs earlier had a three-run homer by Don Lawson and a two-run blast by Pat KearneyEddie Slowinski scattered nine hits for the win.

Slowinski (W) and Merlevede
Preston, Chandler (4), Price (L 1-2) (9) and McConachy

Brandon    4 0
Vets       2 2
Winnipegs  1 2
Elmwood    1 4
Carman     0 0

(May 28)  Carman Cardinals, with a skeleton roster, dropped a double-header at Osborne Stadium.  Still awaiting the arrival of at least four players, Cards wasted a fine pitching effort by Don Reid in booting the ball six times and losing 4-3 in 10 innings to the Vets.  Kev Madden drove in the winner.  Carl Mattson tossed a six-hitter for the win.

Reid (L) and McKerlie
Mattson (W) and Sparrow

Elmwood exploded for six runs in the first inning and buried the Cards 18-3 in the second game.  Jack Warwick banged out four hits, a triple, two doubles and a single to lead the Giants.  Dick Roche had three hits, three walks and knocked in four.  

McDonald (L), A McKerlie (1), Schmall (5), C McKerlie (8) and A McKerlie, Saunders (1)
Chandler (W), Price (4)  and McConachy

(May 29)  Brandon stretched its season-opening winning streak to five games with a 5-2 exhibition win over Rolla, North Dakota.  Koney Williams led the offense with four hits, four stolen bases and two runs scored.  Jack Sinclair went the first five innings for the win.

Sinclair (W 1-0), Vasquez (6) and Rodriguez
Ferris (L), Ness (8) and Ness, Miller (8)

(June 1)  Elmwood Giants downed the Winnipegs 6-4 but the crowd at Osborne Stadium was more concerned about the condition of 'Pegs outfielder Tommy Ketcher who was knocked unconscious when beaned in the top of the 9th inning. He was felled by a pitch thrown by Homer Chandler who was so shaken by the incident he left the game.  Later, Kelcher was reported to be in good condition in hospital.

Nicholson (L) and Merlevede
Chandler (W), Price (9) and McConachy, Roche ( )

(June 2)   In exhibition action, Brandon Greys whipped the Walhalla North Dakota All-Stars 9-2 behind the five-hit pitching of Frank Watkins.  It was the 6th straight victory for the Greys.  Watkins compiled 11 strikeouts.  Coney Williams led the attack with a homer.  "Nuts" Anderson was the starter and loser for Walhalla.

Watkins (W 1-0) and Rodriguez
Anderson (L), Youmans (5) and Dame

(June 2)   Carman Cardinals took both ends of a twin-bill from Jack Raleigh's Army, Navy and Air Force Vets, 5-4 and 9-7. Alex Robertson of the Vets had the day's only homer.  Eddie McDonald and Don Reid picked up the pitching wins for the Cards.

Eddie McDonald (W) and xxx
Jim Anderson (L) and xxx

Don Reid (W) and xxx
Bob Hansford (L) , Mike Genthon and xxx

(June 3)  Brandon won its fifth straight league game pounding five ANAF pitchers for sixteen hits in a 17-6 triumph.  Ian Lowe blasted his 2nd homer of the season for the Greys.  Dirk "Bubblegum" Gibbons paced Brandon with four hits.  Lowe and Gerry MacKay each had three.  Lou Sabo had a double and two singles for the Vets.

Pollock (W 1-0) and Rodriguez
Carpenter (L), Mattson (1), Genthon (4), Dawson ( ), Anderson ( ) and Sparrow

(June 4)   The rampaging Brandon Greys ran their winning streak to nine games, seven of them league contests, with a double-header sweep at Osborne Stadium. Greys downed Winnipegs 7-5 in 14 innings in the afternoon then dumped Elmwood 8-1 in the night game.  

Catcher Ramon Rodriguez belted a  two-out triple to knock in Ian Lowe with the winner in the opener.  Armando Vasquez had two doubles and a single for Brandon.  Winslow Means picked up the win in relief.

Sinclair, Means (W 3-0) (8) and Rodriguez
Slowinski, Nicholson (L) (9) and Merlevede

In the nightcap, Dirk Gibbons tossed a five-hitter and fanned 14 as the Greys notched an easy 8-1 victory.  Coney Williams had four hits and knocked in a pair for Brandon.  Terry Sawchuk accounted for the only Elmwood marker with a 4th inning homer.  

Gibbons (W 3-0) and Rodriguez
Price (1-3) and McConachy

(June 6)  A pair of wins over Gilbert Plains, 7-2 and 6-4, extended Brandon's winning streak to eleven games.  Bus Vasquez batted in four runs to pace the Greys in the first game while Rafe Cabrera and Steve Clark each had a pair of hits in the second contest.  Vasquez took to the hill and went the distance in the nightcap.

Franzcak (L) and Stoughton
Watkins (W 2-0) and Rodriguez

Lesiecki (L) and Stoughton
Vasquez (W 1-0) and Rodriguez

(June 6)   Behind the strong pitching and potent bat of Homer Chander, Elmwood Giants downed Winnipegs 8-3 at Osborne Stadium.  Chandler fired a four-hitter and fanned 10 while driving in three runs with a double and single.  The only runs against Chandler were unearned, scoring on a pair of errors in the 9th inning. Eddie Leier, the loop's top hitter, had three hits, knocked in two and scored three.

Chandler (W) and McConachy
Mathesius (L), Slowinski (5), Nicholson (6) and Merlevede

(June 8)  Hal Price again came to the rescue for the Elmwood Giants.  Price, on the hill in eight of the Giants' ten games, snuffed out a 6th inning rally by the ANAF Vets and scored the winning run as Elmwood walked away with a 7-5 victory. In 3 2/3s innings of relief, Price fanned nine.  Eddie Leier led the Elmwood attack with four hits. Sparrow homered for the Vets.

Genthon (L) and Sparrow
Reeves, Price (6) (W 2-3) and Sawchuk

(June 8)  Brandon won its first tournament of the 1949 season downing Walhalla 10-3 in the final as Armando Vasquez

drove in four runs with a triple and three singles.  Dirk Gibbons allowed just three hits and compiled 17 strikeouts in notching the win. 

Gibbons (W 4-0) and Rodriguez
Anderson (L) and Maler

Brandon reached the final by trouncing Carman 10-3.  Coney Williams led the Greys with three hits and three runs batted in.  Rafe Cabrera scored four times.

Washington (L), Reid (7) and Saunders
Sinclair (W 2-0) and Rodriguez

Walhalla scored three runs in the 7th inning to down Minot 5-3.  Marv Stofft held the Merchants to seven hits to gain the win. 

Stofft (W) and Maler
Johnson (L) and Kempf

The consolation final, between Minot and Carman, was called after four scoreless innings to allow the final to start to on time.

Danyluk and E McKerlie
Wylie and Kempf

Brandon    7-0
Carman     2-2
Elmwood    5-5
Vets       3-6
Winnipegs  1-5

(June 10)  Brandon ran its unbeaten streak to fourteen games blasting the Cardinals 19-8 at Carman.  Rafe Cabrera of the Greys had the only homer.  Winslow Means got credit for the win although he was taken out in the 6th inning after being hit by a line drive. Newcomer Johnny Caulfield, from Detroit, took the loss for the Cards.

Means (W 4-0), Watkins (6) and Rodriguez
Caulfield (L), Reid (3) and Saunders

(June 11)   Shortstop Sonny Andrews had five hits and knocked in three as Carman surprised league-leading Brandon with a 23-hit attack and a 17-8 thumping at Carman.  First sacker Bob Johnson drove in four runs with a home and two singles.  Greys' catcher Ramon Rodriguez had a homer and two doubles.  It was the first loss of the season for Brandon after fourteen wins, eight of them in league play.

Pollock (L 1-1), Means (3), Vasquez (7) and Rodriguez
Washington (W), Caulfield (7) and A McKerlie

(June 11)   In a night game, a booming triple by Armando Vasquez knocked in the tying and winning runs as Brandon scored three times in the 6th inning to down Winnipeg 3-1.  The game was called after six innings because of rain.  Dirk Gibbons fired a three-hitter for the win.  With the victory, Brandon moved to 15-1 on the season, 9-1 in league play.

Gibbons (W 5-0) and Rodriguez
Slowinski (L) and Merlevede

Brandon    9-1
Carman     3-3
Elmwood    5-5
Vets       3-6
Winnipegs  1-6

(June 14)  Chuck Wilson made an auspicious debut with the Brandon Greys with five hits, including a homer, and six runs batted in as the Greys swept an exhibition double-header from Walhalla, 20-6 and 8-2.  Armando Vasquez also had five hits for the day, including a homer, and knocked in seven.  Gerry MacKay and Rafe Cabrera added homers for Brandon.

Watkins (W 3-0) and Rodriguez
Anderson (L), Shanner (7) and Maler

Novak (L) and Maler
Sinclair (W 3-0) and Rodriguez

(June 15)  In an exhibition twin-bill at Brandon, the Greys dumped Elmwood twice, 6-1 and 7-2.  A three-run homer by Rafe Cabrera in the 2nd inning carried the Greys to the win in the opener.  Chuck Wilson and Ramon Rodriguez each drove in three runs as Brandon took the second contest. 

Watson (L) and Sawchuk
Means (W 5-0) and Rodriguez

Price (L 2-4) and McConachy
Vasquez (W 2-0) and Rodriguez

(June 15)  The ANAF Vets shaded the Winnipegs 6-5 at Osborne Stadium.  Bob Hansford allowed ten hits but went the distance for the win.  Hugh Gustafson of the 'Pegs was the games' big hitter with three doubles and a single.

Hansford (W) and Madden
Nicholson (L) and Kurceba

(June 17)  Brandon Greys walloped the touring San Francisco Sea Lions 18-1 in an exhibition match at Kinsmen Memorial Stadium.  Greys punched out 14 hits including three homers, two triples and a double.  Sea Lions had described the Greys as "too weak at the plate" after watching them in action against Elmwood.  Dirk Gibbons hurled a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts for his 6th straight win.  It was Brandon's 20th win in 21 games.  Rafe Cabrera, Armando Vasquez and Ramon Rodriguez had the circuit blows for the Greys.

Wayne Carr (L),  Sparky Sparkman (5) and Landrum
Gibbons (6-0) and Rodriguez

(June 17)   Elmwood Giants downed Winnipegs 5-1 behind Terry Sawchuk's homer and another strong mound effort by Homer Chandler who allowed just six hits while fanning nine.

Lawson (L), Nicholson (7), Mathesius (7) and Merlevede
Chandler (W) and McConachy

(June 18)   Catcher Ramon Rodriguez stole home with the winning run in the bottom of the 8th inning as Brandon shaded the Winnipeg Vets 3-2 in the first game of a double-header.  Greys thumped the Vets 13-1 in the nightcap.  Down 2-0 in the 6th inning of the opener, Chuck Wilson homered to cut the margin in half, then scored the tying run in the 8th. Greys had just nine hits in the second game but took advantage of eight errors to trounce the Vets.  Rafe Cabrera drove in four runs with a homer and two singles.  It was his 5th home run in eight days. 

Genthon (L) and Sparrow
Pollock (W 2-1) and Rodriguez

Anderson (L), Dawson (3), Carpenter (4) and Sparrow, Madden
Watkins (W 4-0) and Rodriguez

(June 18)   Carman Cardinals dropped a pair of 3-0 decisions to Winnipegs and Elmwood.  Winnipegs manager Hugh Gustafson's 3rd inning double drove in what proved to be the winning run in the opening game.  It was Gustafson's fourth double in three games. Eddie Slowinski fired the shutout.

Reid (L) and xxx
Slowinski (W) and xxx

Lillord Cobb and Amos Watson hooked up in another pitching duel in the second game.  Cobb, who arrived in town just a few hours before the game, allowed just three singles but four errors in the 4th inning cost Carman the ball game.  Watson gave up five hits, fanned eight and didn't give up a walk.  Playing-manager Bob Johnson led the Cards with a double and two singles.   Gordie Elliott and Clint McKerlie had the other hits for the Cards. 

Cobb (L) and xxx
Watson (W) and xxx

Brandon    11-1
Elmwood     7-5
Carman      3-5
Vets        4-8
Winnipegs   2-8

(June 20)  Hal Price tossed a one-hitter as Elmwood shutout Brandon 6-0 in an exhibition match at Treherne to hand the Greys just their second loss in twenty-four games.  The only hit off Price was a double by Brandon's first batter, Gerry MacKay.  Price walked eight and had the bases loaded in three consecutive innings but pitched out of trouble.  Solly Drake had a triple and double to lead the Giants.  Homer Chandler added a double and single.  Jack Sinclair allowed just seven hits in taking the loss.

Price (W 3-4) and McConachy
Sinclair (L 3-1) and Rodriguez

(June 21)   Carman downed Walhalla 9-2 in an exhibition game at Carman.   Johnny Caulfield allowed just two hits and had 10 strikeouts in posting the win.  Catcher Bill Sanders led the Cardinals' offense with four hits, one a homer. Lillord Cobb had three hits, including a double, and drove in a pair. Bob Johnson also had a homer for Carman. Nuts Anderson was the loser.

Anderson (L) and Maler
Caulfield (W) and McKerlie

(June 21)  Harlem Globetrotters topped House of David 9-6 in extra innings before over 4,000 fans at Osborne Stadium. Trotters scored three in the 11th inning on a walk, three hits and a error.  Zell Miles singled to left to score Parnell Woods and Ted Strong with the key runes.  Miles scored on Sam Wheeler's slow roller to third.  House of David had come from behind a 6-4 count with a pair in the bottom of the 9th to tie. Strong led the hitters with a pair of hits including a homer. Chet Ashman had three hits, including a two-run homer for the losers.  George Hays punched out three doubles.  Williams went the route for the win.

Williams (W) and xxx
Wagner, Sebring (L) (10) and Tomski

(June 22)   In the first action under the floodlights at Kinsmen Stadium, Brandon Greys whipped Elmwood 9-2 to take first prize in a four-team invitational tournament.  Brandon scored five runs in the 1st inning helped by two walks, a hit batter and three Giants' errors. Ian Lowe led the Greys' offense with three hits and  drove in a pair.  Winslow Means shutdown the Giants on six hits.

Means (W 6-0) and Rodriguez
Chandler (L), Price (7) and McConachy

Greys overwhelmed Regina Caps 16-0 in opening action.  Rafe Cabrera had a triple and two doubles for the Greys while Chuck Wilson and Gerry MacKay each had three hits.  Dirk Gibbons went six innings for the win.

Mast (L), Thorseth (5), Vogt (6), Moore (8), Harrleson (8) and Green
Gibbons (7-0), Watkins (7) and Rodriguez

Terry Sawchuk drove in three runs with a triple and two singles as Elmwood topped San Francisco Cubs 5-1. 

Baham (L) and Ellison
Watson (W) and McConachy

San Francisco jumped into a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning and went on to down Regina 6-1 in the consolation final.  Spec Roberts held the Caps to six hits to gain the win. 

Roberts (W) and Ellison
Thorseth (L) and Green

(June 23)   Brandon pushed across five runs in the 6th inning to down San Francisco Cubs 8-3.  35-hundred fans watched the exhibition at Deloraine.  Six of the eleven Brandon hits came in the 6th frame with a triple by Armando Vasquez highlighting the rally.  Frank Watkins went five innings for the win. Tootie Richardson took the loss.

Watkins (W 5-0), Gibbons (6) and Rodriguez
Richardson (L) and Ellison

(June 24)    Alex Turk announced another acquisition for his Elmwood Giants.  Import Joe Spencer of the Harlem Globetrotters replaces Murray Brown at shortstop.  Turk said the team would have 12 imports on their club next year.  "We'll take in all the major tournaments and we'll certainly be able to beat Brandon," said Turk.  Manager Curly Haas has ordered the club to turn out for practice every morning at 10 a.m. for two hours for the rest of the season.  (Winnipeg Free Press, June 25, 1949)

(June 24)   Gus Kyle's three-run homer in the 4th inning carried Regina Capitals to a 7-3 exhibition win over Elmwood Giants at Osborne Stadium.  Kyle also had a double and single.  Tony Righetti had a double and two singles.  Dick Roche banged a pair of doubles for Elmwood and Terry Sawchuk added a double and single.

Mast, Harrison (W) (1) and Kyle
Desjardin (L), Reeves (4) and McConachy

(June 25)  Winslow Means held Carman to six hits and set a season high strikeout mark, with 18, as Brandon trounced the Cards 13-3 in the second game of a double-header at Brandon.  Greys won the opener 10-5 as Rafe Cabrera drove in six runs with two triples, a double and single.  Lillord Cobb had a homer and knocked in a pair for Carman.  Ian Lowe batted in three runs for the Greys in the second contest.

Danyluk (L), Caulfield (2) and Saunders
Sinclair (W 4-1) and Rodriguez

Cobb (L), McDonald (5) and Saunders
Means (W 7-0) and Rodriguez

(June 25)   Winnipegs downed the Vets 8-2 in a game called after five innings because of rain.  Don Lawson registered the win.  Ralph Letourneau had three hits for the winners, Bill Antoniak added a double and single.

Lawson (W) and Merlevede
Carl Mattson (L), Carpenter (2), Anderson (4) and Sparrow

(June 27)   In an exhibition match, the Winnipegs edged St. Boniface 5-3.  The game was a benefit to help Tommy Ketcher with medical expenses from his beaning on June 1st.  Bob Mathesius tossed a six hitter, with 11 strikeouts, for the win.

Mathesius and xxx
Deniset, Nichol (5), Geo Merlevede and xxx

(June 27)   Carman swept a twinbill from visiting Minot Mallards 15-4 and 11-3. An eight-run seventh inning in the first game was sparked by round trippers by Clint and Aylmer McKerlie and Lilliord Cobb. Clint McKerlie and Sonny Andrews belted homers for Carman in the second game. 

Rasmussen (L), McLean and Kempf
Danyluk (W) and McKerlie

Johnson (L), Wylie (5) and Taylor
Reid (W) and McKerlie

(June 28)    Gilbert Plains topped Ligon All-Stars 5-3 in 10 innings in a game at Wasagaming.

(June 28)   Veteran lefty Rufus Ligon and Brandon's young Dirk Gibbons hooked up in a pitchers' duel under the lights at Brandon.  When it was over the Greys had notched a 5-4 win over the Ligon Coloured All-Stars and picked up their 28th victory in 30 games.  Gibbons allowed just four hits and fanned 16.  Ligon pitched a five-hitter and struck out eight.  Each pitcher walked just one batter.  Playing-manager Ian Lowe paced the Greys driving in four runs.  Toby Simms knocked in two for the Stars with a double and single. 

R Ligon (L) and Holland
Gibbons (W 8-0) and Rodriguez

(June 29)  Brandon notched its 29th and 30th wins of the season with a double-header sweep of the Ligon All-Stars.  Greys scored a 5-2 win in the afternoon contest and trounced the All-Stars 14-5 in the night game. After Frank Watkins bested Eddie Woods in the opener, the clubs took the offensive in the nightcap.  Rafe Cabrera drove in three runs for the Greys with two triples and a single, Coney Williams had three hits and Chuck Wilson blasted a homer.  Toby Simms belted a pair of three-baggers for the All-Stars.

Woods (L) and Holland
Watkins (W 6-0) and Rodriguez

Toby Simms (L), Woods (2) and Holland
Vasquez (W 3-0) and Rodriguez

(July 1)  In a dramatic end to the Kinsmen tournament at Brandon, the Greys scored the game's only run in the top of the 9th then escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the inning to edge Minot 1-0 to take top prize money in the four-team event.  More than 4-thousand fans, likely the largest baseball crowd ever at Brandon, were on hand for the tourney which marked the official opening of Memorial Stadium.  With two out in the 9th, Greys' Chuck Wilson singled, stole second, advanced to third on an error and raced home on a wild pitch.  It was a tough-luck loss for Othello Strong who allowed the Greys just four hits.  Winslow Means gave up ten hits in gaining the win.  Outstanding work in the field by Greys' playing-manager Ian Lowe was a feature of the final game.  Lowe handled seven difficult chances perfectly and knocked down another which was headed for extra bases. 

Means (W 8-0) and Rodriguez
Strong (L) and Kempf

Earlier, Steve Wylie, mound ace of the Greys in 1948, blanked Transcona 6-0 on a two-hitter as Minot reached the final. 

Larocque (L), Cal Gardner (4) and Marcotte
Wylie (W) and Kempf

Brandon won a final berth with a 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Black Cardinals.  Hank Adkins, just in the Brandon camp from the Indianapolis Clowns, went the route for the win.

Stafford (L) and Simms
Adkins (W 1-0) and Rodriguez

Transcona pounded out 18 hits to dump St. Louis 10-4.  Southpaw Joe Lopuck held the Cardinals to seven hits.  Pete Caliguerre, Nick Glowa and Ray Trudell each had three hits for the winners.

Lopuck (W) and Marcotte
Peterson (L) and Simms

(July 1)   Carman Cardinals downed Walhalla, ND, 12-7 in the final of the Carman Tournament. The Cards had earlier topped Hoople 4-0 as Lillord Cobb smacked a two-run homer and Don Reid hurled the shutout. Walhalla had scored an 8-5 win over Elmwood as Stoffe fired a seven-hitter, one a homer by Eddie Leier. In the championship game, Carman broke loose for seven runs in the 4th inning.  Lillord Cobb fanned 18 batters in picking up the win.  Shanner had a pair of homers for Walhalla. 

Cobb (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 2)  Dirk Gibbons fired a one-hitter and fanned eighteen without a base on balls as Brandon walloped the touring St. Louis Black Cardinals 12-0.  A 4th inning bunt single by Card's shortstop Charlie McDonald was the only hit for the visitors.  Gibbons also helped at the plate with three hits and two runs batted in.  Ian Lowe had four hits in four times at bat.  Rafe Cabrera homered for the Greys.  The victory was Brandon's 33rd in 35 games. 

Rhone (L) and Simms
Gibbons (W 9-0) and Rodriguez

(July 3)  Brandon needed a four-run 9th inning to salvage a 12-12 tie with Walhalla in an exhibition game at the Nodak town.  Greys trailed 12-8 going into the 9th.  Dirk Gibbons doubled to left with one out and Chuck Wilson was hit by a pitch.  With two out, pinch-hitter Hank Adkins walked to lead the bases.  Gerry MacKay's single pushed across two runs and Adkins scored on a wild pitch.  MacKay scored the tying marker on an infield error.  Armando Vasquez and Wilson belted homers for the Greys.  Roger Shanner had a four-bagger for Walhalla.  

Sinclair, Watkins (5), Vasquez (9) and Rodriguez, Wilson (5)
Novak, Stofft (5) and Dame

(July 3)   Carman Cardinals and Elmwood Giants split a double-header at Carman.  Giants won the opener 11-1 with Carman bouncing back for a 6-4 victory in the second game.  Hal Price scattered six hits and fanned 15 in the first game while the Giants pounded out 15 hits against a pair of Carman hurlers. Each team had seven hits in the second game as Caulfield held off a late charge by the Giants to post the pitching win.

Price (W 4-4) and McConachy
Danyluk, McKerlie and McDonald

Chandler (L), Watson and McConachy
Caulfield (W) and xxx

(July 4)  Hank Adkins allowed just one hit as Brandon whipped Neepawa 14-1 in an exhibition game at Neepawa.  18-year-old Gerry MacKay was the batting star for the Greys hitting for the cycle -- a homer, triple, double and single -- in four trips to the plate.  Coney Williams had four hits in five trips.  Adkins fanned eight and walked two.

Adkins (W 2-0) and Rodriguez
Truelove (L), D.Davidson (8) and Munro 

(July 6)  Frank Watkins scattered six hits as Brandon rolled to a 10-2 exhibition win over Gilbert Plains.  Ramon Rodriguez had three hits to pace the Greys.

Watkins (W 7-0) and Rodriguez, Wilson (8)
Franczak (L) and Sweeney

(July 8)  At Rolette, North Dakota, Dirk Gibbons carried a no-hitter into the 9th inning as Brandon dumped Minot 5-0 in an exhibition game.  Clifton "Zoonie" McLean beat out an infield hit in the 9th to ruin Gibbons' no-hit bid.  It was Gibbons' second straight one-hitter and his 10th consecutive victory without a loss.  Armando Vasquez had five hits for the Greys and Coney Williams added four.  The Merchants were strengthened by the addition of Ted Strong from the Harlem Globetrotters.  He's the brother of Othello Strong who went the distance on the hill for Minot.  It was Brandon's 36th win in 39 games.

Gibbons (W 10-0) and Rodriguez
O Strong (L) and Kempf

(July 8)   Bill Johnson's bases-loaded double in the in the top of the 9th inning gave the ANAF Vets a 10-7 comback win over Winnipegs.  The Vets had trailed 7-1 after four innings.  Tom Bentley and Moe Sparrow each had three hits for the winners.

Carpenter (W) and Sparrow
Nicholson (L) and Merlevede

(July 9)   Brandon ran its Manitoba Senior League record to 15-1 with a double-header sweep of Winnipegs, 7-1 and 11-0, as Jack Sinclair and Armando Vasquez combined to hold the 'Pegs to 13 hits on the day and no earned runs.  Vasquez led the Brandon hitters in the opener with two safeties, including a triple, while Gerry MacKay and Coney Williams each drove in three runs in the second contest.  Ian Lowe had three hits in the nightcap.

Slowinski (L) and Kurceba
Sinclair (W 5-1) and Rodriguez

Lawson (L), Johnson (3) and Merlevede
Vasquez (W 4-0) and Rodriguez

(July 9)   Carman Cardinals evened their season's record at 8-8 with a double-header win at Osborne Stadium.  Cards beat the ANAF Vets 8-1 in the afternoon and topped Elmwood 9-1 in the nightcap.

Johnny Washington fired a two-hitter for five innings and Don Reid tossed no-hit ball for four frames in the win over the Vets.  John Caulfied pitched a six-hitter for the win in the opener. 

Caulfied (W) and McKerlie
Hansford (L), Anderson (7) and Sparrow

J. Washington (W), Reid (6) and McKerlie
Price (L 4-5) and McConachy

Brandon    15  1
Elmwood     8  7
Carman      8  8
Vets        5 10
Winnipegs   3 13

(July 10)   Carman Cardinals trounced Selkirk 16-5 in an exhibition match at Carman.  Danychuk went the distance for the win.

Halloran (L), Keller and Johnson
Danyluk (W) and McKerlie

(July 10)  Minot Merchants roared from behind on three occasions, twice in extra innings to edge Brandon 8-7 in an 11-inning thriller before a sellout crowd at Westhope, North Dakota.  Ted Strong, Minot's newly acquired third baseman, doubled to deep centre to score the tying and winning runs.  Greys had taken a 6-4 lead with two runs in the 10th inning but Zoonie McLean homered and Cliff Kempf scored another to tie.  Brandon again went ahead in the top of the 11th as Steve Clark singled, stole second and scored on a single by Winslow Means.  In the bottom of the inning,  Strong's two-out blast scored both McLean and Vic Maier to hand the Greys their 3rd loss in 42 games.

Means (L 8-1) and Rodriguez
Wylie (W) and Kempf

(July 11)   ANAF Vets downed Walhalla Nodaks 4-2 in an exhibition game at Osborne Stadium.  Mike Genthon started for the Vets giving way to Gord Carpenter in the 5th.  Marv Stofft was the hard luck loser giving up just four hits.

Stofft (L) and xxx
Genthon (W), Carpenter (5) and Madden

(July 12)   In an exhibition game at Carman, the Greys were held to three hits by John Washington and Lillord Cobb but squeezed out a 2-0 win over the Cardinals.  Dirk Gibbons scored the first run on a bases-loaded walk in the 6th inning and Brandon scored again in the 8th when Coney Williams singled, moved to second on a walk and proceeded to steal third and home on the next two pitches.  Hank Adkins gave up seven hits in notching the win.  

Adkins (W 3-0) and Rodriguez
Washington (L), Cobb (6) and E McKerlie

(July 13)   Brandon handed Plumas a two-run lead after just half an inning then stormed back with seven in their half of the 1st and another seven in the second to crush Plumas 18-3 in an exhibition match at Kinsmen Stadium.  Greys pounded out twenty hits including four by Armando Vasquez and three each from Rafe Cabrera, Coney Williams, Chuck Wilson and Steve Clark.  

Lawston (L) and Belton
Watkins (W 8-0) and Rodriguez

The Greys presented a snappy exhibition of "shadow ball" and several other novelty acts, but the sparkling work of Coney Williams at shortstop eclipsed the other displays.  Williams got better as the game went on.  He robbed the leadoff man in the first inning of a hit by moving several steps to his left and leaping high in the air to snare a line drive.  In the fifth, he raced right across second base to field a bounder and make the play at first and he climaxed the night in the ninth by leaping high into the air to grab a sizzling drive which had base hit written all over it. (Brandon Sun, July 14, 1949)

(July 13)   Elmwood Giants took a pair from the Vets, 3-0 and 8-4.  Amos Watson was the star for the Giants, pitching a two-hit shutout in the first game and hurling into the 4th inning of the second game.  Terry Sawchuk had three hits in the opener and another pair in the second contest.  Hickey Redd added three safeties in the night game.

Anderson (L) and Sparrow
Watson (W) and McConachy

Watson, Price (W 5-5) (4) and McConachy
Hansford (L) and Madden

(July 13)  Morden surprised the powerful Carman Cardinals holding the visitors to an 8-8 draw.  Morden had 13 hits off Bud Danyluk while Eddie Mazur held the Cardinals to 8 hits while fanning nine. Lillord Cobb of Carman had the only homer. Dave Petkau of Morden, with three hits in four trips, led the hitters.  Sonny Andrews went three-for-five for Carman. Bill Sanders drew three walks for the Cardinals.

Danyluk and Sanders
Mazur and xxx

(July 14)    Dirk Gibbons tossed a four-hitter and fanned sixteen to lead Brandon to a 4-1 win over Elmwood and top prize in the $1,000 invitational tournament at Kinsmen Memorial Stadium.  It was the fourth straight tournament win for the Greys.   Elmwood's Hal Price allowed just six hits and struck out fourteen but was hurt by six walks.  Coney Williams and Rafe Cabrera each drove in a pair of runs for Brandon.  

Gibbons (W 11-0) and Rodriguez
Price (L 5-6) and McConachy

Brandon whipped Carlyle Lake 14-2 to gain a berth in the final.  Winslow Means tossed a two-hitter for the win.  Bob Herron went the route for Carlyle.  Bus Vasquez and Coney Williams each had three hits for the Greys.

Herron (L) and McDaniels
Means (W 9-1) and Rodriguez

Elmwood spotted Carman two runs in the first inning but bounced back with four in the 2nd and went on to top the Cards 9-5.  Homer Chandler scattered six hits for the win.

Chandler (W) and McConachy
Reid (L), Caulfield (8) and McKerlie

In an abbreviated game, Carman trounced Carlyle 9-0 with Johnny Caulfield tossing a four-hitter in the six-inning contest.  George Kratch, formerly of Brandon, the manager of the Carlyle team, pitched to one man in the game for old times sake.

Caulfield (W) and McKerlie
Kratch (L), Morrison (1) and McDaniels, Warwick

(July 15) Hank Adkins tossed a six-hit shutout in his 4th start with Brandon as the Greys downed the Vets 6-0 to win their 16th game in 17 league starts.  Adkins had a shaky start, due to wildness, but settled down and limited the Vets to two solitary blows over the last seven innings.  He whiffed eight and walked eight. Mike Genthon hurled solid ball for the Vets but his support was wobbly as the Vets made seven errors.

Adkins (W 4-0) and Rodriguez
Genthon (L) and Madden

(July 16)   Brandon Greys ran their season mark to 45 wins and a tie in 49 games in taking a Manitoba Senior League double-header in Winnipeg.  Greys beat Elmwood 6-4 in the afternoon with a five-run second inning and topped Winnipegs 7-6 in the night game with a six run outburst in the 5th inning.  Gerry MacKay's homer, high on to the Amphitheatre roof in centre field was a highlight of the opener.  Chuck Wilson's sensational catch of Alex Kurceba's liner in the 9th inning of the nightcap saved the game for Brandon after the Winnipegs had scored twice in the inning.  

Vasquez (W 5-0) and Rodriguez
Desjardin (L), Watson (2) and McConachy

Watkins (W 9-0) and Rodriguez
Slowinski (L), Johnson (5) and Kurceba

(July 18)   In their 50th game of the 1949 season, Brandon was forced to shuffle the lineup but it didn't change the result as the Greys romped to an 11-4 win over Neepawa for the club's 46th victory.  Ramon Rodriguez, Dirk Gibbons and Chuck Wilson were injured Sunday when the jeep in which they were riding crashed off the road near Minnedosa.  Rodriguez suffered abrasions to both arms, his face and back, Gibbons suffered injuries to both legs and Wilson suffered hand and leg injuries.  Playing-manager Ian Lowe sent Rafe Cabrera to the hill for the first time this season, Gerry MacKay moved from the outfield to second base, Bus Vasquez took over left field, Winslow Means played first base, Steve Clark centre field and Frank Watkins suited up in right.  In spite of his injuries, Wilson handled the catching chores. Lowe, at third, and shortstop Coney Williams were the only players at their regular positions.  Greys announced the acquisition of Cy Snead, a pitcher and utility man.  Pitcher Jack Sinclair was forced to leave the club to tend to business affairs.

Cabrera held Neepawa to eight hits to gain the win.  Greys had just seven safeties but took advantage of six errors and eight walks by Neepawa's Jack Bodnar.

Bodnar (L) and Guinan
Cabrera (W 1-0) and Wilson

(July 19)  Two circuit blows by Solly Drake gave Elmwood Giants an exciting 9-8 win over the Brooklyn Cuban Giants in the opener of a two-game series.  Drake had a three-run homer in the 2nd inning to give Elmwood a 6-0 lead.  Brooklyn came back to tie with two in the top of the 8th inning.  Drake's second homer was the game winner in the bottom of the 8th.  Jack Warwick also had a homer for Elmwood while Chick Carter and Lincoln Boyd belted homers for the Cubans.

Phillips, Hunt (L) (3) and Marshall, Davis (3)
Chandler (W), Price (9) and McConachy

(July 19)   Darkness halted Brandon's drive for its 5th straight tournament victory.  At the $1,200 four-team Maryfield tourney, Brandon and Carman shared top prize when darkness halted the final with the Greys and Cards tied 2-2 after nine innings. The contest featured brilliant pitching.  Winslow Means of the Greys allowed seven hits while fanning 15.  Johnny Caulfield of Carman held the Greys to five hits and chalked up 14 strikeouts.  Cardinals scored two runs in the 9th inning to salvage the tie.  

Means and xxx
Caulfield and xxx

Brandon walloped Regina Caps 18-2 to reach the final as Frank Watkins had four hits and Bus Vasquez won his 6th straight on the hill.

Shafer Green (L), Rex Sorenson and xxx
Vasquez (W 6-0) and xxx

Carman whipped Buchanan 16-3.  Buchanan, with several members of the defunct San Francisco Sea Lions in the lineup, edged Regina 4-1 in the consolation final.

(July 20)  Len Lindsay belted a grand slam homer in the 1st inning and the Brooklyn Cuban Giants went on to crush Elmwood 10-3 in exhibition action at Osborne Stadium.  Jim Lewis also homered for the Cubans while Bob Daniels and Lincoln Boyd each had three hits.  Cece Phillips went the distance on the hill for the visitors.

Phillips (W) and Marshall
Reeves (L) and Sawchuk

(July 21)   Chuck Wilson scored the only two runs of the game, both unearned, as Brandon squeezed out a 2-0 win over the Brooklyn Cuban Giants at Kinsmen Memorial Stadium.  Dirk Gibbons held the Giants to six hits in winning his 12th consecutive start.  He also collected two of the four hits the Greys managed off the Giants' Al Parks.  Wilson, who had singled in the 5th inning and moved to third on a sacrifice and wild pitch, scored when a pitch got away from catcher Spencer Davis.  The second run scored on a hit and two errors in the 7th inning.

Parks (L) and Davis
Gibbons (W 12-0) and Wilson

(July 22)   Brandon reached the 50 victory plateau with a sweep of a double-header in Gainsborough against the Wilcox Cardinals.  Hank Adkins tossed six-hitter and Gerry MacKay blasted a two-run homer as Greys won the opener 6-1.  MacKay's three-run homer was the key hit of the second game as Brandon took an 11-5 decision.  Leon Booker of the Regina Caps, who pitched for Wilcox, had five hits against the Greys' Frank Watkins.

Buttgereit (L) and Clements
Adkins (W 5-0) and Wilson

Watkins (W 10-0) and Wilson
Booker (L) and Clements

(July 22)   Lefty Hal Price pitched Elmwood to a twinbill sweep of Winnipegs, 5-0 and 7-2 in a pair of seven inning encounters.  Price fired a five-hitter in the opener and allowed just seven hits in the second game.  Shortstop Joe Spencer provided the offense, driving in three runs in each game. He had a double and single in the opener and three singles in the nightcap.  Second baseman Solly Drake had a single, double and triple in the second game.  He drove in a pair of runs and scored three.  He even added a stolen base. 

Price (W 6-6) and Boney
Slowinski (L) and Kurceba

Price (W 7-6) and Boney
Nicholson (L), Mathesius (2) and Kurceba

(July 23)  Elmwood Giants handed Brandon a double defeat in the Greys' worst day of the season.  After 29 straight wins at home, Elmwood downed the Greys 6-4 and 6-3.  In the opener, the Giants rebounded from a 3-2 deficit with two runs in the 7th inning and another pair in the 8th to take the win.  Eddie Leier had three hits to pace the Giants.  Chuck Wilson had two of the Brandon hits, including a homer. Amos Watson held the Greys to eight hits.  In the evening game, Homer Chandler tossed a four-hitter to pick up the win for Elmwood.  Chandler, Joe Spencer and Dick Roche each had two hits for the Giants.  The wins gave Elmwood a 14-8 mark in league play to move them to four-and-a-half games back of first-place Brandon.  Elmwood announced the acquisition of catcher Marshall Boney from the Brooklyn Cuban Giants.  Boney replaced Dave McConachy on the roster.

Watson (W)  and Boney
Snead (L 0-1), Vasquez (8) and Wilson

Chandler (W) and Boney
Means (L  9-2) and Wilson

(July 23)   ANAF Vets upset Carman Cardinals 8-5 to open up a 3 1/2 game lead over Winnipegs in the fight for the last playoff spot. A five-run Vets 7th inning proved to be the difference.  Bert Dawson had held the Cards to two hits until the 8th inning when they broke loose for three singles, two doubles, two walks and an error, good for five runs.  Carl Mattson relieved to put out the fire.

Dawson (W), Mattson (8) and Sparrow
Ed McDonald (L), John Washington (2), Caulfield (7) and A.McKerlie

In the afternoon game, Carman rebounded to down Winnipegs 4-2. Trailing 1-0 going into the 8th inning, Cardinals erupted for four runs to take the victory.  Bill Sanders led off the inning with a single to right and Gordie Elliott beat out a bunt for a base hit.  John "Sonny" Andrews followed with a sacrifice to move the runners to second and third.  Bob Johnson received an intentional walk to load the bases and Ron Teasley singled to score the tying and winning markers.  Don Reid allowed just six hits to gain credit for the win. 

Reid (W) and A.McKerlie
Mel Johnson (L) and Merlevede

(July 24)   Elmwood Giants and CUAC Blues battled to a 3-3, 11-inning, tie in an exhibition game.  Frank Guly went the route for the Blues allowing nine hits while striking out 13. Blues scored a pair in the 3rd inning when Ken Vicars singled and brother Ken followed with a homer.  Solly Drake had three hits for the Giants. 

Reeves, Chandler (9), Watson (11) and Boney
Guly and Hilderman

(July 25)   Rafe Cabrera's 8th inning homer gave Brandon a 9-8 win over Carman in the final of the invitational tournament at Carman.  It was Cabrera's second home run of the game.  Ramon Rodriguez, who returned to the lineup after being sidelined for a week with injuries from an auto accident, added two doubles and two singles for the Greys. Bob Johnson had a triple, double and single for the Cards.  

Caulfield (L), Washington and McKerlie
Vasquez, Gibbons (W 13-0) (8) and Rodriguez

Brandon made the final by edging Elmwood 5-4.  Hank Adkins went the distance for the win and led the Greys at the plate with two doubles and a single.  Homer Chandler belted a homer for Elmwood.

Price (L 7-7) and Boney
Adkins (W 6-0) and Wilson, Rodriguez

Earlier, Carman downed Walhalla 7-3 as Lillord Cobb fanned 13 and helped the offense with a homer. Gord Elliott had three hits and newcomer Ron Teasley knocked in three. Roger Shanner had a four-bagger for Walhalla. In the playoff for third money, Walhalla defeated Elmwood 8-5.

Cobb (W) and McKerlie
Stofft (L) and Stenpack

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 25)  Minot Merchants shaded Regina Caps 2-1 in a one hour and 25 minute ball game at Taylor Field.  1-thousand fans were treated to outstanding pitching from Minot's Lefty Bryant and Regina's Rex Sorenson.  Bryant allowed just four hits while the Merchants managed nine off Sorenson.  The two clubs completed a total of five double plays.  Several sensational catches highlighted the action.  Clifton Zoonie McLean, who had three hits, scored both runs for the visitors.  He notched the winner in the 8th inning on a single by catcher Cliff Kempf.  

Bryant (W) and Kempf
Sorenson (L) and G Kyle

(July 27)   Defending champion Brandon won its opener to advance in the Indian Head tournament.  Greys thumped Kronau 11-2 as Frank Watkins handled the mound work.

Kawaza (L), Gerein (5) and Ross
Watkins (W 11-0) and Rodriguez

Rain washed out two rounds of play with only six games completed.  

Buchanan, largely made up of players from the former San Francisco Sea Lions barnstorming team, shaded Chamberlain 2-0 as J Oliver allowed just five hits.  Jack "Smoky" Reynoldson, pitching to his brother Ron, gave up just seven in a losing cause.

Oliver (W) and Landrum
J Reynoldson (L) and R Reynoldson

Griffen down Viceroy 8-3.  

Hefmeister (W) and Lackey
Munson (L) and Schmidt

The short-staffed Minot Merchants, with only nine players in uniform, had no trouble with Edenwold, winning 10-0.  A two-run triple by Othello Strong was the key blow as the Merchants scored six runs with two out in the 1st inning.  Three more pitchers, Jack Johnson, Gaylord Rasmussen and Steve Wylie checked in later to bolster the Merchants.

Reichel (L), Obey and S Mohl
Claussen (W) and Kempf

Two unearned runs, both scored by Ted Foord, enabled Moose Jaw Canucks to edge Pangman 2-0.

Thorseth (W) and Martin
Barth (L) and D Morrison

Notre Dame Hounds shaded Assiniboia 6-4 as Chuck McCullough had a triple, double and single.

Speers (L), Harbourne (6) and Drescher
Kerley (W) , Hoag (7) and Germann

(July 27)   ANAF Vets took both games of a twin-bill from Winnipegs, 5-4 and 9-5.  Gordie Carpenter started and picked up wins in both contests.  Bob Hansford provided one inning of relief in the first game and two and 2/3s in the second. Moe Sparrow led the Vets' offense with three hits in the first game and two more in the nightcap.

Johnson, Mathesius (L) (2), Nicholson (4) and Kurceba
Carpenter (W), Hansford (7) and Sparrow

Carpenter (W), Hansford (4) and Sparrow
Mazur (L), Nicholson (5) and Palmer

(July 28)   Steve Wylie pitched two shutouts, a one-hitter and a four-hitter, to lead Minot Merchants to the $1,000 top prize in the Indian Head Tournament which also featured a perfect game by Brandon's Winslow Means. Wylie, who pitched Brandon to the title in 1948, beat Moose Jaw 4-0 in the quarter-finals, then shutdown Wilcox-Weyburn 3-0 in the championship game before a crowd of 12-thousand.   Ed Claussen's two-run homer in the 7th was all the Merchants needed for the top prize.

Shupe (L) nd Ekdahl
Wylie (W) and Kempf

Minot got five-hit pitching from Othello Strong to down Brandon 4-2 in the semi-finals and hand Dirk Gibbons his first loss of the season after twelve straight wins.  Ted Strong had a two-run homer for the Merchants and Zoonie McLean added a solo shot.

Gibbons (L 13-1), Price (4) and Rodriguez
O Strong (W) and Kempf

Earlier, Wylie bested Moose Jaw's Lefty Lauer as the Merchants topped Moose Jaw 4-0.  Lauer allowed just four hits but his teammates could manage just one off Wylie.

Wylie (W) and Kempf
Lauer (L) and Martin

In the playoff for third money, Brandon whipped Carrot River 10-0 as Dirk Gibbons tossed a five-hit shutout.

Gibbons (W 14-1) and Rodriguez
Maronek (L), Wolf (7) and McLean, Fennell (7)

Minot got shutout pitching from Jack Johnson, a four-hitter, to dump Buchanan 8-0.

Johnson (W) and Kempf
Leibrech (L), Carr (4) and Landrum

Wilcox-Weyburn downed Carrot River 4-1 in the other semi-final as Walter Buttgereit and Gayle Shupe combined on a five-hitter.  Pete Polus was the loser in his third start of the day for the Loggers. 

Buttgereit (W), Shupe (5) and Ekdahl
Polus (L) and McLean

Winslow Means tossed a perfect game as Brandon walloped Southey 14-0 in the quarter-finals.  Means retired all 21 batters in order in the seven inning contest.  He fanned five.

Gemmell (L), Isner (6) and Blehm
Means (W 10-2) and Rodriguez

Wilcox-Weyburn pounded out thirteen hits in downing Lake Valley 10-0.

Buttgereit (W), Covert (4) and Ekdahl
Devine (L), Froelick (4) and Peterson

Cy Snead tossed a three-hitter as Brandon trounced Notre Dame Hounds 17-3.  Greys had four homers, two from Coney Williams and one each from Gerry MacKay and Ramon Rodriguez

Snead (W 1-1) and Rodriguez
Dombowsky (L), Hoag (3) and Germann

Carrot River won by default over the Ligon All-Stars after a protest over a controversial play in the 5th inning with the Loggers ahead 3-2. A Ligon's runner collided with the Loggers' shortstop in trying to break up a double play and officials called out the runner going to first.  Ligon's refused to resume the quarter-final game in protest over the decision and when fans moved onto the field umpire Rudy Brooker awarded the win to the Loggers.

Woods (L) and Holland
Polus (W) and McLean

In a major upset, the unheralded Southey club downed Regina Caps 2-1 behind the pitching of Bud Gemmell.  

Gemmell (W) and Blehm
McClenaghan (L), Harrison (7) and G Kyle

Ligon All-Stars scored a 5-1 win over Woodrow.

A Erfle (L) and B Erfle
Pearson (W) and Holland

Carrott River took an early 7-1 lead and went on to trounce Melville 16-8.

Polus (W), Maronek (4) and McLean
Gurdy (L), J Goodwill (2), Unilowski (4) and Juckes

Wilcox-Weyburn scored four runs in the 2nd inning and held on to beat Carlyle 5-2.

Hogg (W) and Ekdahl
Herron (L) and McDonald

Lake Valley scored four times in the top of the 7th, the final frame, to down Fairlight 7-4.

Devine (W) and Peterson
Sauter(L)  and H Hoff

Elmer Torgerson fired a two-hitter for Moose Jaw as the Canucks ousted Griffin with an 8-1 victory.

Hofmeister (L) and Lackey
Torgerson (W) and Martin

(July 29)    Homer Chandler fired a no-hitter, albeit a four-inning victory, as Elmwood trounced St. Boniface 9-0 in the opening round action at the Johnny Peterson tournament.  Chandler fanned eight of the 12 batters he faced. The ANAF Vets scored a 6-1 win over Oakville while CUAC moved past Beausejour 8-2. 

Eddie Leier, Elmwood's centre fielder, was the main offensive force with a two-run homer in the first inning and two singles.  Mike Genthon pitched hitless ball for four innings, ending up with a four-hitter, in the Vets' victory.  Frank Guly went the route, allowing six hits, in leading CUAC to its win. 

Oakville 1 Vets 6
Owens (L), Toota (5) and Strong
Genthon (W) and Madden

Elmwood 10 St. Boniface 0
Chandler (W) and Boney
Merlevede (L), Nichols (2), Deniset (2) and xxx

Beausejour 2 CUAC 8
Caughlin (L) and Winkler
Guly (W) and Hilderman

(July 30)    Five more teams fell by the wayside in Friday action at the Johnny Peterson baseball tournament.  Winnipegs outsted Transcona 7-6 as Terry Sawchuk pounded a triple and two singles to pace the winners.  In his first game with Winnipegs, he scored three times.  Mel Johnson went the route on the hill for the win.  Cal Gardiner took the loss.  Poplar Point downed St. Pierre 5-1, St. James defeated Kamsack 5-2, Sundown bested Steinbach 5-1 and Morden advanced by default as Melville failed to show.

Leo Hogue pitched a five-hitter in the win by Poplar Point.  Ray Trinder was the loser. Steinbach erupted for all five runs in the 3rd inning to overtake Sundown.  Marvin Remple fired a two-hitter for the win. Seven errors hurt Kamsack as Tom Dickson pitched St. James to the win. 

Winnipegs 7 Transcona 6
Johnson (W) and Merlevede
Gardner (L), Lopuck (5) and Marcotte

Poplar Point 5 St. Pierre 1
Hogue (W) and Hextall
Trinder (L) and Laverne

Sundown 1 Steinbach 5
Donylchuk (L), Boulleu (4) and T. Eliuk
Remple (W) and Beckman

Kamsack 2 St. James 5
Hester (L) and Taylor
Dickson (W) and Cuthbert

(July 30)   Carman Cardinals and Elmwood split a double-header at Carman.  The Giants scored six runs in the first inning and held on for a 9-6 win in the first game.  Amos Watson went the distance for the win.

Watson (W) and Boney
Reid (L), C McKerlie and A McKerlie

In the second game, Cardinals scored pair in the 8th inning to shade the Giants 7-6.  Johnny Washington went the route in the second game to gain the win.  Lillord Cobb And Jimmy McFadden belted home runs for Carman.  Eddie Leier, Elmwood's centre fielder, bashed one for the Giants.

Chandler (L), Price (8) and Boney
Washington (W) and McKerlie

(July 31)   Ligon All-Stars swept an exhibition double-header in Flin Flon, 7-1 and 16-1 against the local all-stars.

Over 4,000 Flin Flon sports fans proved without a doubt here yesterday, that this town can support any form of high class entertainment, providing proper facilities are provided, when they flooded the Foster Park area to witness two exhibition ball games.

The estimated 2,000 spectators attending each game overflowed from the 375 seats in the bleachers and grandstand packing the rocks behind home plate, swarming on top of cars and trucks, and encircling the entire field. (Flin Flon Daily Reminder, August 1, 1949)

The visitors put on a good show and their admitted superiority gave them ample opportunity to provide merriment as well as good baseball.  Claude "Pappy" Williams, rotund first sacker for the Stars carried the top role as funster and at the same time showed amazing ability and dexterity with his "claw" at the corner sack.

Donning catcher's equipment in the 8th inning of the twilight tilt, he caught in various positions including lying flat on the ground, with his mitt a target that pitcher Rufus Ligon hit with unerring aim.  (Flin Flon Daily Miner, August 1, 1949)

Ed Woods pitched a six-hitter, with 15 strikeouts, to take the 7-1 win for the Ligon's in the opener.  Toby Simms belted a homer and Buford Holland added a triple for the visitors.  Williams, Curtis Tate and Woods had doubles.  Buddy Killick went the distance for Flin Flon giving up 11 hits.  He struck out 10.  

Rufus Ligon held the locals to seven hits in the second game.  He fanned seven and walked none.  Holland had four hits.  

Woods (W) and Holland
Killick (L) and Lyons

Davidson (L), Kapphahn (7), Shockey (7) and Lyons
R Ligon (W) and Holland, Williams (8)

("Shockey" is believed to have one of the Ligon's hurlers -- Bilbo -- who was billed as a pitcher up from Kamsack to help out the Flin Flon club.  Marvin Ligon says he can't remember how they came up with the name, but on the bus after the game Bilbo was the brunt of jokes calling him the "pitcher from Kamsack".)

(July 31)   Gerry MacKay doubled in the 9th inning to drive in the tying and winning runs as Brandon shaded the Merchants 6-5 at Minot.  Winslow Means scattered nine hits for the win in besting Minot's Lefty BryantCliff Kempf of the Merchants had the only homer, a two-run blast in the 1st inning.

Means (W 11-2) and Rodriguez
Bryant (L) and Kempf

(August 1)   Elmwood Giants downed St. James Legion 8-4 to take top money in Johnny Petersen's third annual senior baseball tournament.  5,800 fans watched Monday's contests at Osborne Stadium.  Seven games wrapped up the event.  The sixteen team tournament began play on Friday.  Amos Watson allowed nine hits but went the distance in the championship game. Hal Price gave up just four hits in pitching the Giants to a 3-2 win over ANAF Vets to advance to the final.    Hickey Redd and Price each had three hits to led the offense.  Fred Dunsmore was the key for St. James in its 3-1 triumph over Winnipegs to gain a berth in the championship game..  Dunsmore pitched a seven-hitter and helped at the plate with three hits. 

Earlier, Elmwood had advanced with a 7-2 win over Steinbach as Homer Chandler went the route on a four-hitter for the win.  Lorne Benson was the loser.  St. James jumped out to a 5-0 lead and held on to shade Morden 5-4.  Morden's Thor Sigurdson allowed just three hits but shaky defense cost him the game.   In earlier games, Steinbach edged CUAC 5-4 taking advantage of a pair of errors to plate four runs in the 4th inning.  Marvin Remple was the winning pitcher. 

Winnipegs rode a four-run first inning to a 7-3 win over Poplar Point.  Bill Nicholson was the winner, Bob Thompson the loser.

Elmwood 8 St. James 4
Watson (W) and Boney
Finkbeiner (L), Dickson (5) and Cuthbert

St. James 3 Winnipegs 1
Dunsmore (W) and Cuthbert
Johnson (L), Anderson (2) and Merlevede

ANAF Vets 2 Elmwood 3
Genthon, Stoff (L) (5) and Sparrow
Price (W 8-7) and Boney

St. James 5 Morden 4
Pell (W), Dunsmore (7) and Cuthbert
Sigurdson (L) and King

Steinbach 2 Elmwood 7
Benson (L), Hunt (2), Remple (6) and Barkman, Stevenson (6)
Chandler (W) and Boney

CUAC 4 Steinbach 5
England (L), Guly (4) and Hilderman
Remple (W), Hunt (7) and Barkman

Winnipegs 7 Poplar Point 3
Nicholson (W) and Merlevede
Thompson (L), Burnett (1) and Hextall

(Aug 1)   Minot rebounded from an 8-1 deficit after two innings to roar back and trounce Carman 18-9 to take first prize money in the Portage holiday tournament.  

Caulfield (L), Washington (3), C McKerlie (8) and A McKerlie
O Strong (W) and Kempf

In the opening round, Minot handed Gilbert Plains an early 4-0 lead before responding with 19 runs in a 19-9 triumph.  

Young (L), Franczak (4), Lisiecki (8) and Stoughon
McLean (W) and Kempf

Carman upset Brandon 9-6 as Lillord Cobb went the distance holding the Greys to seven hits.  Cobb also blasted a two-run homer in the 4th inning to put Carman on the scoreboard after the Greys had taken a 5-0 lead, two of the runs scoring on a Chuck Wilson homer.  Greys took a 6-2 lead in the 5th but the Cards pulled to within a single run on Jimmy McFadden's homer and a two-run triple by Gordie Elliott.  Carman took the lead in the 7th as Ron Teasley blasted a two-run homer.  Cobb followed with his second homer of the game and the Cards had a berth in the final. 

Adkins, Gibbons (L 14-2) (5)  and Rodriguez
Cobb (W) and McKerlie

Brandon overwhelmed Gilbert Plains 13-1 in a game called after just three innings.  

Young (L) and Stoughton
Vasquez (W 7-0) and Rodriguez

(Aug 2)   Del Triplett singled in Othello Strong with the game's only run as Minot shaded Brandon 1-0 before the season's largest crowd at Kinsmen Memorial Stadium.  Strong had reached first on a fielder's choice and moved to second on a single by Marvin "Lefty" Stofft.  With two out, Triplett drove a single to right field to easily plate Strong.  Stofft, former Walhalla hurler, who joined the Merchants earlier in the day, held the Greys to just four hits, two of them doubles by Ian Lowe. Stofft, who joined the Merchants after starting the season with Walhalla, fanned twelve.

Stofft (W) and Kempf
Vasquez (L 7-1) and Rodriguez

(August 2)   Muskogee Cardinals exploded for nine runs in the 8th inning to down Carman 14-7.  Carman jumped into an early lead scoring three in the 2nd inning and adding another in the third.  The touring club broke through with a run in the 5th and then knotted the count at 5-5 in the 7th. 

xxx and xxx
McDonald, Johnson, A McKerlie, Caulfied and xxx

(August 3)   Elmwood Giants swept a doubleheader from the ANAF Vets 7-0 and 3-0.  Hal Price set the Vets down on five hits in the opener while Homer Chandler scattered seven hits in the second game.  Jack Warwick was the offensive force in the first game driving in three runs with a single, double and triple.  Giants had just four hits in the second game but got the only run they need in the first inning as Bert Dawson walked in a run.

Mattson (L) Anderson (5) and Sparrow
Price (W 9-7) and Boney

Chandler (W) and Boney
Dawson (L), Genthon (3) and Sparrow, Madden ()

(Aug 3)  Brandon swept a pair from Carman in Manitoba Senior League action at Brandon.  Greys took an early 4-0 lead in the opener then held off a 9th run rally by the Cards to score a 5-4 decision.  Greys again took an early lead in the second game but never let up in notching a 14-4 triumph.  Frank Watkins went the route in the first game to register his 12th straight win, without a loss.  Ian Lowe's 8th inning triple drove in what proved to be the winning run.  Armando Vasquez had four runs batted in to lead the Greys in the second game.  Brandon had just nine hits, the same as Carman, but took advantage of six Carman errors, eleven walks and three hit batsmen.

Cobb (L), Caulfield (8) and McKerlie
Watkins (W 12-0) and Rodriguez

Washington (L), Reid (6), Caulfield (7) and McKerlie
Means (W 12-2) and Rodriguez

(Aug 4)   In an exhibition contest, Brandon ran up a 14-1 count on the short-handed Rolla squad.  Rolla, which arrived with just eight players, borrowed the Greys Frank Watkins for the evening.  Rafe Cabrera and Ian Lowe each had three hits for Brandon while Dirk Gibbons, playing the outfield, belted his first homer of the season.  Cy Snead held Rolla to eight hits.  It was Brandon's 61st win in 71 games.

Lemieux (L), Smith (5) and Atchison
Snead (W 2-1) and Rodriguez

(Aug 5)   Hank Adkins tossed a four-hitter as Brandon downed the touring Muskogee Colored Cardinals 7-3.  Adkins, a 215-pound Virginia State senior, fanned nine in gaining his 7th consecutive win since joining the Greys in late June.  Chuck Wilson's 6th inning homer was the big blow for the Greys.  Elmer Hester went the route for the Cards allowing just seven hits.

Hester (L) and Taylor
Adkins (W 7-0) and Rodriguez

(August 5)   Elmwood added a pair of wins, taking the opening game of a twin bill 3-2 over the Winnipegs and capturing the second game 4-3 over the Vets.  Giants overcame a two-run homer by Bill Antoniak in the 1st inning to win the opener.  Two singles and an error helped Elmwood to a three-run second frame.  Ken Reeves picked up the win over Eddie Slowinski.

Giants jumped into a 4-1 lead in the second game and held off a Vets' rally to register the win.

Reeves (W), Watson (6) and Boney
Slowinski (L) and Kurceba

Watson (W), Price (7) and Boney
Carpenter (L) and Madden

Brandon    20 3
Elmwood    18 8
Carman     9 11
Vets       8 16
Winnipegs  3 20

(Aug 6)   Minot Merchants captured their second Saskatchewan baseball tournament Saturday when they claimed first prize money of $1,000 in the first annual Canucks tourney at Moose Jaw.  Minot, which had earlier taken the Indian Head event, downed Delisle 12-8 in the final before 5,000 sweltering fans.  Merchants scored four runs in the top of the 9th inning to take the title.  

Stoftt, O Strong (W) (5) and Kempf
Griggs, Yuroscho (2), Currie (L) (9), M Bentley (9) and R Bentley

Minot reached the final with a 14-5 victory over Notre Dame.

Dombowsky, Hoag (L) (6), Kerley (8), L'Huereux (8) and Germann
Bryant (W), O Strong (9) and Kempf

Delisle ousted Regina Caps 10-4 in a contest which featured homers by Bennie Griggs and Max Bentley of Delisle and Sully Glasser for the Caps.  

Harrison (L) and Kyle
Coben (W) and R Bentley

In the playoff for third money, Regina dumped Notre Dame 12-8

Hoag (L), Dombowsky (4) and Germann
Green (W) and Kyle

In first round action, Notre Dame swamped Lawson 21-1 as Frank Germann belted a three-run homer, Minot ousted Moose Jaw 4-1, Regina thumped Lake Valley 17-4 with Shaffer Green blasting a pair of two-run homers, and Delisle got by Sceptre 6-4.

Claggett (W) and Germann
Leavins (L), Cook (4), Vold (5) and McCullough

Cooper (L), Thorseth (4) and Smith
Strong (W) and Kempf

Gemmell (W) and G Kyle
Buttgereit (L), Devine (5) and Peterson

Currie (W), Yuroscho (9) and R Bentley
Arnold (L), Courtoreille (1), Jacobson (6) and A Powell

(Aug 6)   Brandon ran its Manitoba Senior League record to 22-3 taking a pair of games from Hughie Gustafson's Winnipegs, 8-2 and 5-1.  Frank Watkins chalked up his 13th straight win in the opener while Dirk Gibbons tossed a three-hitter and fanned fifteen in the night game.  It was Gibbons' 15th win in 17 decisions. 

In the 1st game, Greys erupted for five runs on only one hit, Chuck Wilson's two-run triple.  Coney Williams had three hits and Armando Vasquez drove in a pair in the nightcap.

Nicholson (L) and Kurceba
Watkins (W 13-0) and Rodriguez

Lawson (L) and Kurceba
Gibbons (W 15-2) and Rodriguez

(Aug 6)   Nuts Anderson fired a two-hitter as Carman shutout the ANAF Vets 3-0. Anderson fanned seven and walked just one.

Anderson (W) and McKerlie
Genthon (L)  and Madden

(Aug 6)   Jack Warwick's 7th inning triple knocked in the winning run and he later scored an insurance marker as Elmwood topped Carman 5-3.  Warwick and Willie Wells each drove in two runs. 

Lillord Cobb (L) and Sanders
Price (W 10-7) and Boney

Brandon    22  3
Elmwood    19  8
Carman     10 12
Vets        8 17
Winnipegs   3 22

(Aug 7)  At Minot, the Merchants edged the Greys 3-2 to take a 4-3 margin in their season series.  With the temperature at 108 degrees, Steve Wylie, who received a gold watch as fans held a Steve Wylie Day, held the Greys to four hits and fanned eleven in his eight innings of work.  He was hit on the head by a pitch in the 8th inning and left the game.  Brandon got a run in the first on back-to-back doubles by Coney Williams and Bus Vasquez but the Merchants tied it in their half of the inning on an error and two hits.  Ed Claussen's two-run single in the 3rd gave Minot a 3-1 lead.  Brandon notched its final run in the 4th as Williams scored on a squeeze bunt by Ian Lowe

Means (L 12-3) and Rodriguez
Wylie (W), Claussen (9) and Kempf

(Aug 7)  Carman Cardinals downed Neepawa 6-4 in exhibition action at Clear Lake.

xxx and xxx
C McKerlie (W) and Sanders

(Aug )  At the $1,100 Foam Lake Tournament, Carman Cardinals won first prize money with a 11-2 victory over Notre Dame Hounds in the final. 

Reid (W) and Sanders
xxx and xxx

Cards downed Gilbert Plains 15-13 to advance to the title game. 

xxx and xxx
Caulfield (W), Anderson and Sanders

(Aug)   At Tisdale, Carman again won top prize downing Gilbert Plains 8-5.

Caulfield (W), Anderson and xxx
xxx and xxx

In their opening game, Carman whipped Carrot River 14-3 in a game called at the end of four innings.

Novak (W) and Sanders
xxx and xxx

(Aug)   At Carrot River, Carman shaded Gilbert Plains 2-1.

(Aug 8)  Brandon evened its series with Minot at four games apiece coming from behind for a 7-5 win.  Greys handed the visitors a 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning then roared back with three in their half of the frame and were never headed although outhit 15-8 by the Merchants.  Ian Lowe led the Greys with three hits while Ted Strong had four hits, a triple and double included, in four trips to the plate for Minot.  Bus Vasquez went the distance for the Greys.  Steve Wylie went to the mound for the second straight day for Minot.

Wylie (L) and Kempf
Vasquez  (W 8-1) and Rodriguez

(Aug 9)   The barnstorming New Orleans Creoles took a liking to Winnipeg hospitality in combining 11 hits, 11 walks and four Elmwood errors to hand the Giants a 10-6 defeat before 3,00 fans at Osborne Stadium.  Elmwood jumped into a five run lead in the first inning.  Hickey Redd led off with a single, Joe Spencer drove in the first run with a triple.  After a walk to Jack Warwick, Eddie Leier belted another triple scoring two more runs.  Willie Wells' homer to centre made it 5-0.  Jim Johnson was left in to start the second inning and the Giants plated another before Jim Bolden relieved and blanked the Giants the rest of the way.  Down 6-1 in the 3rd inning, Al Pinkston crushed a three-run homer over the Amphitheatre roof on one bounce.  Veteran observers said it was one of the longest ever hit at Osborne Stadium. 

Miss Toni Stone made a three inning appearance at second base for the Creoles.  She was replaced in the fourth inning by Joe Wiley.  Although she failed to get a hit in two at bats, she tagged one of Homer Chandler's fast balls in the first inning only to be called out on a close play.

In the 7th inning, umpire Jack Carrigan took a swing at Creoles manager Wesley Barrow.  After Carrigan had called Nat Peeples out at home on a force play, Barrow charged after the umpire and bumped and pushed Carrigan who responded with a right to Barrow's jaw.  Players interceded and the game resumed with both Carrigan and Barrow continuing in the game.

Johnson, Bolden (W) (2) and Swanson
Chandler (L), Watson (7) and Boney

(August 10)   For the second straight night, Elmwood Giants had a five-run first inning.  This time they didn't blow it in giving the New Orleans Creoles a 15-5 drubbing at Osborne Stadium.  Cy Snead scattered 10 hits to get the win.  Willie Wells and Hal Price each had two doubles and a single to lead the attack. Fred Shepard clubbed a three-run homer for the visitors.  Toni Stone played just one inning bobbling the ball on her only chance.

Williams (L) xxx, xxx, xxx, Brown (7), Bolden (7) and Swanson
Snead (W) and Boney

(Aug 11)   Brandon and Minot battled to a 4-4 tie in a game called after seven innings because of a heavy rain storm.  The downpour hit with such suddenness that it caught a large majority of the 37-hundred fans before they could scramble to shelter.  Del Triplett and Zoonie McLean each had two hits for the Merchants as did Rafe Cabrera and Ramon Rodriguez for the Greys.

O Strong and Kempf
Gibbons and Rodriguez

(Aug 12)  In a preview of the Manitoba Senior League playoffs, Brandon and Carman split a twin-bill at Carman.  Greys won the opener 7-5 in 10 innings on Ian Lowe's two-run single.  Rafe Cabrera belted a three-run homer in the 7th.  Cards took the second game 1-0 as Bob Johnson scored the only run in the 2nd inning on an error after leading off the frame with a single.  Nuts Anderson, former Walhalla hurler, tossed a seven-hitter for the shutout.  Frank Watkins gave up just three hits but suffered his first defeat of the season.

Adkins, Means (W 13-3) (7) and Rodriguez
Cobb (L) and McKerlie

Watkins (L 13-1) and Rodriguez
Anderson (W) and McKerlie

(Aug 12)   Winnipegs upset Elmwood Giants 3-1 behind the six-hit pitching of Don LawsonTommy Ketcher of the Winnipegs blasted the only homer.  Shortstop Willie Wells handled the mount duties for the Giants.

Lawson (W) and Merlevede
Wells (L) and Boney

(Aug 13)  Brandon registered its 24th and 25th wins in league play, against just four losses, with a double-header sweep of the Winnipeg Vets.  Winslow Means fired a one-hitter in the 1st game for his 14th win of the season as Brandon scored a 6-0 victory.  Vets playing-manager Jack Raleigh robbed Means of a no-hitter with a scratch single in the 4th inning.  Means had ten strikeouts and didn't walk a batter.  Rafe Cabrera had two hits and drove in a pair for the Greys.  In the night game, Brandon took a 4-0 lead and held on to top the Vets 4-3.   Ian Lowe was 2 for 3 and knocked in a pair for the Greys.  One of the highlights for the Vets was the work of Carl Mattson who took over mound duties in the 2nd inning of the opener and pitched through to the 8th inning of the second game.  In the top of the 8th, Bus Vasquez and Raleigh, principals in a season-long feud, swapped punches before being pulled apart.  Both were ejected. 

Genthon (L), Mattson (2) and Madden
Means (W 14-3) and Rodriguez, Wilson

Mattson (L), Carpenter (8) and Madden, Sparrow
Vasquez (W 9-1), Gibbons (9) and Wilson

(Aug 14)   Carman downed Winnipeg Vets 8-3 getting home runs by Ron Teasley and McKerlieDon Reid registered the pitching victory, holding the Vets to six hits.  Jim Anderson was the loser.

Anderson (L) and xxx
Reid (W) and xxx

(Aug 15)   Gord Carpenter and Carl Mattson of the Vets combined on a seven-inning no-hitter but came out on the losing end of a 2-1 decision.  Brandon took advantage of five walks in the final frame to score the winner.  Greys opened the scoring in the 3rd when Steve Clark walked, raced to third on a sacrifice and scored on a fielder's choice.  Vets tied it in the 6th inning as Don Slater crossed the plate on a throwing error. Carpenter, who was replaced with two out in the 7th, walked eight in total.  Hank Adkins pitched a four-hitter for the win.  

Adkins (W 8-0) and Rodriguez
Carpenter (L), Mattson (7) and Madden

In the second game of the twin-bill, Brandon scored four in the 1st inning and cruised to a 6-1 win over the Winnipegs.  Ian Lowe went 4 for 4 and drove in three runs to pace the Greys.  Jack Sinclair held the 'Pegs to three hits.

Sinclair (W 6-1) and Rodriguez
Slowinski (L) and Kurceba

(Aug 16)   Brandon wrapped up its regular schedule in the Manitoba Senior League with a 3-0 win over Elmwood as Dirk Gibbons won his 16th game of the season before 47-hundred fans at Winnipeg.  Gibbons allowed just six singles and walked none.  Sterling defensive plays by centre fielder Steve Clark highlighted the contest.  In the 7th inning, Clark made a sensational grab in pulling in Eddie Leier's long drive and in the 8th he pulled in Dick Roche's bid for a base hit on the run and fired to first for a double play.  Greys finished on top of the standings with 28 wins in 32 games. 

Gibbons (W 16-2) and Rodriguez
Watson (L) and Boney

(Aug 17)  Winslow Means held the powerful Brooklyn Cuban Giants to five hits and fanned fifteen to lead Brandon to a 5-2 victory.  Gerry MacKay led the offense with three hits.  

Art Hunt (L), Leo Phillips (4) and Davis
Means (W 15-3) and Rodriguez

(Aug 18)    Brandon Greys handed the Brooklyn Cuban Giants an 11-1 shellacking as Frank Watkins tossed a three-hitter.  Greys pounced on two Cubans' pitchers for thirteen hits.  Coney Williams led the attack with three.  Greys also took advantage of eight walks and seven errors.

Swann (L), Parks (6) and Davis
Watkins (W 14-1) and Rodriguez

(Aug 18)   Ron Teasley belted two homers and a double to pace Carman to a 7-6 win over Winnipegs in the first game of a double-header at Carman.  Cards also took the second game, 8-5.  Lillord Cobb also homered for the winners while Rollie Bouchard had a circuit clout for the 'Pegs.  Cardinals got five home runs in winning the second contest.  Teasley had his 3rd of the day, Cobb his 2nd while Jack Schaefer, Bob Johnson and Roger Shanner chipped in with singletons.  

Nicholson (L) and Kurvae
Caulfield, Cobb (W) (6) and A. McKerlie

Mathesius (L) and xxx
C. McKerlie (W), Anderson (6) and A. McKerlie

(Aug 19)  Elmwood Giants downed ANAF Vets 7-2 in the opening game of their best-of-five semi-final series.  Hal Price tossed a four-hitter and registered ten strikeouts.  Price, Jack Warwick and Joe Spencer each drove in two runs for the Giants.

Carpenter (L), Anderson (4) and Madden
Price (W 11-7) and Boney

(Aug 20)   Ligon All-Stars scored three runs in their first at bat and went on to trounce Minot Merchants 11-5.  The visitors banged out 17 hits off Ed Claussen and Rasmussen including three apiece by Tom Snoddy, AQ Bailey and Pepper Sharpe.  Bailey had a triple and a homer.  Fred Bankhead, Toby Simms and Curtis Tate each had a pair of safeties.  Rufus Ligon went the first five innings for the All-Stars with Ed Woods finishing up.  

R Ligon (W), Woods (6) and Holland
Claussen (L), Rasmussen (8) and Tiller

(Aug 20)   Brandon Greys scored a thrilling 1-0 victory over Carman in the opening game of a best-of-five semi-final series.  Greys had just two hits off Card's Lillord Cobb but scored on a single, fielder's choice and an error in the 2nd inning.  Dirk Gibbons pitched a five-hitter for the Greys.  He fanned 11 and walked none.  Cobb allowed five bases on balls.  Brandon had Lincoln Boyd in the lineup.  Boyd was acquired from the Brooklyn Cuban Giants and his presence prompted a protest from the Cardinals.

Cobb (L) and McKerlie
Gibbons (W 17-2) and Rodriguez

(Aug 21)  Minot turned the tables on the Ligon All-Stars breaking loose for three in the first inning en route to an 8-1 exhibition victory before more than 14-hundred fans at Minot.  Al Bryant tossed a seven-hitter for the win.  Ted Strong had a triple, double and two singles in five trips to the plate.  Toby Simms had three hits for the visitors.

Brazzle (L) and Holland
Bryant (W) and Tiller

(Aug 21)   In a dramatic comeback, Carman Cardinals erased an eight-run deficit to top Brandon 9-8 and even the semi-final series at a game apiece.  Third baseman Ron Teasley, who had blasted a two-run homer in the 8th inning, singled across two runs in the bottom of the 9th to give the Cards the victory.  After trailing 8-0 going into the bottom of the 7th, the Cards scored three in the 7th, two in the 8th and four in the 9th.  Greys appeared to have the game in the bag as they shelled Nuts Anderson from the hill after six innings while Winslow Means was coasting along with a no-hitter.  Rog Shanner put the Cards on the board in the 7th with a three-run homer.  Teasley's homer brought the Cards to within three runs.  With the bases loaded in the 9th, two runs scored on an infield error.  Then Teasley saved the day for the home club.  Greys outhit the Cards 12 to 5.  Rafe Cabrera had a homer for Brandon.

Means, Gibbons (L 17-3) (9) and Rodriguez
Anderson, Reid (W) (7) and McKerlie

(Aug 21)   Elmwood Giants won a berth in the Manitoba Senior league final by sidelining the ANAF Vets in three straight games in a best-of-five semi-final.  Giants downed the Vets in both ends of a twin-bill, 4-2 and 5-2.  Cy Snead tossed a six-hitter for the Giants first win and Amos Watson turned in a superb relief stint in the second game.  Watson gave up just four hits and fanned ten in 6 1/3 innings after rescuing starter Homer Chandler.  

Snead (W) and Boney
Genthon (L) and Madden

Mattison (L) and Madden
Chandler, Watson (W) (3) and Boney

(Aug 22)   Minot Merchants vs Kansas City Monarchs.

(Aug 22)  Rafe Cabrera's grand slam homer in the 2nd inning rescued Brandon from a 4-0 hole and led the Greys to a 12-5 victory over Carman and a two to one game lead in the semi-final series.  The Cardinals had taken a 4-0 lead in the top of the 2nd on two hits and four Brandon errors.  Greys came right back in their half of the inning.  Lincoln Boyd walked and Chuck Wilson reached on a dropped third strike.  Armando Vasquez drove in both runners with a single.  A single by Steve Clark and a walk to Gerry MacKay loaded the bases to set the stage for Cabrera's dramatic homer in front of more than 25-hundred fans at Kinsmen Memorial Stadium.  Vasquez held the Cards to six hits in gaining the mound decision.  Coney Williams and Wilson each had two hits for the Greys.  Ron Teasley and Sonny Andrews each had a pair for Carman.

Caulfield (L), Reid (3) and McKerlie
Vasquez (W 10-1) and Rodriguez

(Aug 23)   Carman's brilliant southpaw, Lillord Cobb, pitched his second two-hitter against Brandon in three days as the Cards downed the Greys 4-3 to send the semi-final series to a fifth and deciding game.  Cobb held the Greys hitless until the 8th inning when playing-manager Ian Lowe led off with a single.  Sonny Andrews' two-run homer was the big blow for the Cards.  

Watkins (L 14-2) and Rodriguez
Cobb (W) and McKerlie

(Aug 24)  Brandon spotted Carman a 5-0 lead after three innings then fought back with six, unanswered runs to edge the Cards 6-5 in ten innings to capture the semi-final series three games to two.  More than 34-hundred fans, the largest single game crowd of the season, saw a game "as thrilling as any game here has ever been".  In their first at bat, Carman scored three runs on four hits, including triples by Ron Teasley and Jack Schaefer.  They added two more in the 3rd inning on a triple by Lillord Cobb and singles by Rog Shanner and Schaefer.  In a key move by the Greys, Winslow Means relieved started Dirk Gibbons and shut down the Cards on one hit the rest of the way.  Greys began their comeback in the 4th inning when Ramon Rodriguez walked and advanced to third on Chuck Wilson's single.  The speedy catcher make a clean steal of home for the Greys' first run.  Brandon plated two runs in the 6th on two hits and three Carman errors.  In the bottom of the 8th inning, Gerry MacKay led off with a triple and scored on Coney Williams' single.  Following a walk to Armando Vasquez, Ian Lowe singled to drive in the tying run.  Lowe singled and scored the winner in the 10th on an infield throwing error.  In his 7 1/3 inning relief stint, Means allowed just a single while fanning eight and allowing no walks.  

Anderson, Cobb (L) (6) and McKerlie
Gibbons, Means (W 16-3) (3) and Rodriguez

(August 24)   Elmwood Giants blew a 4-0 lead but bounced back with four runs in the 7th inning to down the All-Stars 8-4.  Willie Wells' homer was the key hit.  Cy Snead picked up the win in relief.

Slowinski (L), Anderson (7) and Kurceba
Chandler, Snead (5) (W) and Boney

(Aug 25)   Rafe Cabrera's pinch-hit single in the 10th inning drove in the winning run as Brandon shaded Minot 6-5 in an exhibition match at Memorial Stadium.  The Merchants were far below the standard they displayed earlier in the season.  The club lost the services of Ted Strong and Steve Wylie while catcher-manager Cliff Kempf, with a broken finger,  remained on the sidelines joining Othello Strong. Ramon Rodriguez had three hits to lead the Greys.  Marvin Stofft had a triple, double and single for Minot.

Hafele (L) and Tiller
Adkins, Watkins (W 15-2) (4) and Rodriguez

(August 25)    In an exhibition game, Elmwood Giants scored a 5-1 decision over Transcona of the Greater Winnipeg senior league.  Giants had eight hits in the win as Hal Price and Douglas held Transcona in check.

Price (12-7) , Douglas and xxx
xxx and xxx

(Aug 26)  Allen "Lefty" Bryant won a pitchers' duel with Walter "Dirk" Gibbons as Minot shaded the Greys 2-0 and evened their series for the Barney Mollot trophy. In eleven games each team had registered five wins and a tie.  Bryant and Gibbons each gave up six hits.  Brandon fielded a reshuffled lineup as a result of the departure of shortstop Coney Williams.  Disciplinary action had previously been taken against Williams and when the shortstop arrived forty-five minutes late for the pre-game warm-up, playing-manager Ian Lowe levied a fine.  When Williams refused to accept the action, he was dropped from the roster.  Rafe Cabrera took over at short while Chuck Wilson moving to second base.

Bryant (W) and Tiller
Gibbons (L 17-4) and Rodriguez

(August 26)  In an exhibition tilt at Carman, the Elmwood Giants scored an 8-7 win over the Cardinals.  Willie Wells handled the mound chores for the Giants.  John Caulfied was the loser.

Wells (W) and xxx
Caulfield (L) and xxx

(Aug 27)   At the $1,500 Minot tournament, Brandon whipped Regina Caps 12-5 to advance to the final.  The Greys offensive featured a grand slam by Rafe Cabrera, his second in a week, and triples by Armando Vasquez and Chuck WilsonLincoln Boyd had two hits and scored four runs. 

Vasquez, Means (W 17-3) and Rodriguez
Downton (L) and Green

The hometown Merchants walloped the Winnipeg All-Stars 21-4, scoring eleven runs in the first inning.  

(August 27)   In the second of a three game exhibition set, Ed Novak pitched a six-hut shutout as Carman downed Elmwood Giants 5-0.  Homer Chandler gave up nine hits in taking the loss.

Chandler (L) and xxx
Novak (W) and xxx

(August 28)  Elmwood Giants took the rubber match of their three-game series with Carman, 11-5, pounding out 18 hits.

Wells (W), Snead and xxx
Reid (L), Anderson, Caulfield and xxx

(Aug 28)  Brandon scored twice in the 1st inning and never looked back in trouncing Minot 11-2 to take top prize in the Minot tournament.  Frank Watkins was a star on the mound and at the plate.  He held the Merchants to seven hits in going the distance while belting a homer in the 8th.  Armando Vasquez went 4 for 4, including a triple, and Lincoln Boyd had a double and single and scored four times. Marvin Stofft and Wilbur Greene allowed 14 hits.  

Stofft (L), Greene and Larson
Watkins (W 16-2) and Rodriguez

In the playoff for third money, Regina edged Winnipeg 4-3.  

(Aug 29)    In a thrilling opening to the Manitoba Senior League final, Brandon got just four hits off Amos Watson but made them count to edge Elmwood 2-1.  After an error in the 3rd inning, Rafe Cabrera's triple sent one run home and Cabrera scored the winner on a single by Ramon Rodriguez.  A sacrifice fly by Willie Wells in the 8th plated the lone run for the Giants.  Dirk Gibbons tossed a seven-hitter for the win.

Watson (L) and Boney
Gibbons (W 18-4) and Rodriguez

(Aug 30)   Before more than 54-hundred fans at Winnipeg,  Hal Price held Brandon to four hits as Elmwood shaded the Greys 2-1 to even the best-of-seven final series at one game apiece.  Giants scored the winner in the bottom of the 9th with two out.  Eddie Leier singled and was sacrificed to second.  On Price's grounder to short, Rafe Cabrera threw wildly to first and Leier scampered all the way home.  

Means (L 17-4) and Rodriguez
Price (W 13-7) and Boney

(Aug 31)   Elmwood Giants took a two to one game lead in the Manitoba Senior League's final series with a 4-3 win as Homer Chandler held the Greys to five hits and fanned fifteen.  It was the third, one-run decision of the series.  Elmwood pitchers allowed Brandon just thirteen hits in the three games.  For the third straight game, Solly Drake and Jack Warwick each collected two hits.  

Chandler (W) and Boney
Watkins (L 16-3) and Rodriguez

(Sept 1)   With controversy swirling around the Brandon Greys, and a record crowd of more than 6-thousand at Osborne Stadium, the Elmwood Giants rode the arm and bat of Hal Price to a 6-3 win and a three to one game lead in the Manitoba Senior League's final series.  Price, who came to the rescue of starter Cy Snead in the 2nd inning, held the Greys to three hits the rest of the way.  Price also smashed three hits, including a double, in four trips to the plate.  Rafe Cabrera had given Brandon the lead in the 2nd inning with a two-run homer.  But the Giants bounced back to score a pair in the 4th on Marshall Boney's double.  Joe Spencer singled in the 5th to drive in Solly Drake to give Elmwood a 3-2 lead.  Greys got a run to tie in the 6th inning on an error, passed ball and Dirk Gibbon's single.  Elmwood put the game away in the bottom of the 6th scoring three times, two on a single by Price.  

Koney Williams was a surprise starter for the Greys.  He was reinstated earlier in the day.  However, the action brought the resignation of Ian Lowe as playing-manager.  Lowe said he would continue as a player but that someone else could guide the club.

Gibbons (L 18-5) and Rodriguez
Snead, Price (3) (W 14-7) and Boney

(Sept 2)  Brandon Greys battled back from a three-run deficit with four late runs to top Elmwood 5-4 and keep alive their chances of repeating as Manitoba Senior champions.  In a contest which featured two major rhubarbs, the Greys scored three runs in the bottom of the 8th and another in the last of the 9th to notch the win.  

Down 4-1, the Brandon rally in the 8th was helped by two walks and three Elmwood errors.  In the 9th, Lincoln Boyd singled and moved to third on a fielder's choice and a single.  With two out and a three-and-two count on Ian Lowe, Amos Watson threw one in the dirt.  Lowe swung at the pitch and the ball got away from catcher Marshall Boney and rolled to the screen allowing Lowe to race to first and Boyd to scamper home with the winning run.

The executive of the Greys apparently refused to accept Lowe's resignation as manager and the popular third baseman continued to direct the club.

The contest was described by the Brandon Sun, "as stormy and turbulent game as has ever been played in this city".  

Watson (L) and Boney
Vasquez (W 11-1) and Rodriguez

(Sept 3)  Brandon Greys blew a three-run lead then rallied in the late innings to down Elmwood 7-4 and force a seventh and deciding game in the Manitoba Senior League playoffs.  Gerry MacKay was the hero for the Greys driving in four runs with a triple and single. Rafe Cabrera and Ramon Rodriguez each had three hits as the Greys pounded out 14 hits off Giants' aces Homer Chandler and Hal Price.  

Means (W 18-4), Watkins (7) and Rodriguez
Chandler (L), Price (3) and Boney

(Sept 4)   Minot got the upper hand in its series with Brandon downing the Greys 11-8 at Minot.  Merchants scored seven runs in the 2nd inning on five hits and three walks.  Brandon used infielders Chuck Wilson and Rafe Cabrera on the hill.

Wilson (L 0-1), Cabrera (2) and Rodriguez
Hafele (W) and Larson

(Sept 5)  Allen "Lefty" Bryant went the route on the hill and tripled and scored in the 9th as Minot shaded Brandon 4-3 in the first game of a twin-bill at Brandon.  Greys punched out sixteen hits to take the evening contest 12-7 as Gerry MacKay had four safeties and drew a pair of walks in six trips.  Lincoln Boyd and Armando Vasquez each contributed a triple and single.  Norm Felde, Othello Strong and Marvin Stofft each had three-baggers for the Merchants.  

Bryant (W) and Tiller
Sinclair (L 6-2) and Williams

O Strong (L), Johnson (6), Greene (8) and Larson
Boyd, Vasquez (W 12-1) (3) and Williams

(Sept 5)   In an exhibition double-header at Osborne Stadium, Elmwood Giants defeated the junior St. James Rosedales 5-4 and 8-3.  In the afternoon encounter, Cy Snead bested Jim Wilson to gain the win.  Solly Drake had three hits, one of them a triple to lead the Giants' offense.  Joe Spencer and Hal Price each had two hits.  Stan Craig went three for five for St. James.

Wilson (L) and xxx
Snead (W) and xxx

Under the lights, Willie Wells scattered eight hits in registering the mound victory.  Drake had a double and single and Wells and Price each had two singles.  Joe Goodman had three singles for St. James. 

Lyn McClaren (L), Ted Finkbeiner and xxx
Wells (W) and xxx

(Sept 6)   Frank Watkins was the toast of Brandon as he held Elmwood to just one run in 15 innings of pitching then lined a single to left field in the bottom of the 15th to score Rafe Cabrera with the winning run as the Greys won the Manitoba Senior League title for the second straight year with a 2-1 triumph.  A record crowd of more than 52-hundred from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and North Dakota watched the contest. 

Watkins and the Giants' Hal Price hooked up in a pitching marathon, both going the distance.  Watkins gave up 12 hits, Price 11.  Elmwood scored in the 1st inning as Solly Drake drew a walk and moved to third when, on his steal attempt, the throw went into centre field.  He scored on an infield out.  The Greys knotted the count in the 4th frame as Gerry MacKay walked, moved to second on a sacrifice and scampered home on Lincoln Boyd's single.  The teams went through 9 1/2 scoreless innings before Watkins broke the spell.  Cabrera had led off with a walk and advanced on a wild pitch.  With the count one ball, two strikes, Watkins belted the next pitch right along the line into the crowd in left field.  Fans poured onto the field and the Greys swamped Watkins.  He was hoisted onto their shoulders and carried back to the dugout.

Price (L 14-8) and Boney
Watkins (W 17-3) and Rodriguez

(Sept 7)   Brandon wound up its home schedule with an 11-0 win over the St. Louis Black Cardinals behind the six-hit pitching of regular catcher Ramon Rodriguez.  The Cards were rushed in for the game when Melville advised the Greys late in the afternoon they would be unable to make the contest.  Rodriguez  and Lincoln Boyd each had three hits for Brandon and Chuck Wilson added a bases-loaded triple.  

Peterson (L) and Simms
Rodriguez (W 1-0) and Cabrera

Highlight of the evening was the presentation of a pump-action shotgun to Ian Lowe by Mayor F.T. Williams on behalf of the fans of Brandon and Western Manitoba.  

The mayor paid glowing tribute to Lowe and the Greys for their fine season's play and complimented them on this success and behavior while in the city. "Outside of Montreal and Toronto, I don't believe there is a finer club in Canada," his worship stated.

(Sept 8)  Brandon Greys romped to their 86th win of the season downing Dauphin 11-6 before the largest crowd of the season in Dauphin.  In 107 games the Greys lost just 18 and tied three.  Regular second baseman Rafe Cabrera handled the mound work for Brandon and went the distance for the win allowing 17 hits.  Ramon Rodriguez had four hits and Gerry MacKay added three.  Greys had 12 hits off three Dauphin hurlers. 

Cabrera (W 2-0) and Rodriguez
Nash (L), Lawston (5), Goran (8) and Ball                                                 

(Sept 10)  The Greys put the icing on their 1949 season with a 7-6 win over the Merchants at Minot to capture the Mollot trophy for international play.  Brandon won the series seven games to six with one game tied.  Brandon came from behind with five runs in the 8th inning.  Lincoln Boyd, Rafe Cabrera and Chuck Wilson each slammed three hits for Brandon.  Norm Felde homered for Minot.  Brandon finished the season with 87 wins, 18 losses and three ties.

Bryant, O Strong (8) and Tiller
Gibbons (W 19-5) and Rodriguez

(October 14)  Ross Charles Pollock, of McConnell, died in Hamiota Hospital Thursday of injuries suffered when the truck he was driving overturned in a ditch four miles east of Hamiota.  Pollock, just 21, was a well-known baseball player and was a member of the Brandon Greys pitching stuff during part of the past season.


(June 30)   With a five-run rally in the ninth inning, Transcona trampled CUAC 11-7 Thursday night. Cal Gardner led a 17-hit attack by the winners punching out four safeties. Jerry Marcotte and Ray Trudell also came through with solid smashes. Lefty Hewitt socked a two-run homer, a feat duplicated by Nestor Tesluk.

LaRocque, Lopuck, Douglas and Marcotte
Parsons (L) and Berka

(July 3)  Joey Peterson fashioned a six-hitter Sunday as Selkirk upended league-leading Transcona 3-2. Peterson helped his own cause clouting a four-bagger. Catcher Archie Sloan was also an offensive force with three hits.

Douglas (L) and Blaquiere
Peterson (W) and Sloan

(July 4)   Jerry Marcotte looped a single to right field to score Cal Gardner with the tying run in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday as Transcona and St.Boniface battled to a 7-7 draw.  Gardner led 'Scona with a homer and two singles while Mort Guest came through with three singles. Max Desaulniers smacked a homer and triple for the Native Sons with Jack Mason adding a triple and double. Steve Odette, in addition to getting two singles, fielded brilliantly for Transcona.

Brissette and Dufault
Guest and Marcotte

(July 4)  St.James Legion romped to an 11-5 victory over Selkirk. The visitors scored all five of their runs in the fourth inning to chase Ted Finkbeiner from the hill. Stan Craig and Terry Porteous each socked a double and two singles for the winners. Bill Crocker came through with a two-bagger and a single. Fisher was tops for Selkirk with a triple and single.

Gyorgy, Keller and Sloan
Finkbeiner, Wilson (W) (4) and Cuthbert

(July 5)  In a game highlighted by four home runs, CUAC defeated St.Boniface 11-7. Jack Vicars, Stan Shaley and Nestor Tesluk belted round-trippers for the winners and Jack Mason clubbed one for the Native Sons. The Vicar boys - Ken and Jack - led the onslaught with Ken getting four hits and Jack collecting three.

Booth (L) and Dufault
Sohar, England and Hilderman

(July 8)  Bruce Pell fired his second no-hitter within a week. Last Friday, Pell tossed a no-hitter in the Stonewall Tournament and Friday night held Selkirk without a safety in a 4-1 victory for St.James. Five errors by the Legion in the fourth inning led to the only run against him.  Iggy Scalletta led the winners with a double and two singles. Faraci and Barry Cuthbert each had two hits.

Pell (W) and Cuthbert
Wersh (L) and Sloan

(July 8)  Ken Vicars drove in two runs with a single in the ninth to give CUAC a 7-5 triumph over Transcona. Gordon England and Steve Sohor cracked homers for the Blues while Cal Gardner and Ray Trudell were the big hitters for Transcona. Transcona pulled off the game's highlight with a triple play in the sixth inning.

Graham (W) and Yahiro
Lopuck, Guest and Marcotte

(July 10)  Hank LaRocque yielded just one hit as Transcona shaded St.James 1-0 in the first game of a double-header. They also took the second game, 9-2.  A walk to Weiss and successive singles by Midi Blaquiere and Jerry Marcotte brought in the game's only run in the second inning. Ted Finkbeiner allowed just seven hits in a losing cause.

Led by the brilliant fielding and hitting of Pete Caliguere, the Railroaders pounded out an easy 9-2 win in the second encounter. Caliguere smacked four hits and was key in a pair of double plays. Cal Gardner knocked in four runs with a double and single. Ian Douglas held St.James to three hits, one a triple by Joe Vinet. Transcona hit Bruce Pell hard forcing the Legion to bring in reliever Wilson.

LaRocque (W) and Marcotte
Finkbeiner (L) and Cuthbert

Douglas (W) and Marcotte
Pell, Wilson and Cuthbert, Fogg

(July 10)  A three-run 6th inning powered St.Boniface to a 6-3 triumph over CUAC Blues. Each team had ten hits with Fred Brissette going the distance for the win besting Frank Parsons of the Blues. Jack Taylor socked three singles for Native Sons with Max Desaulniers coming through with a triple and single. M.Tesluk led CUAC with three singles.

Brissette (W) and Dufault
Parsons, Guly and Hilderman

(July 11)   St.Boniface was out-hit 12 to 10 and made four errors, but managed to come away with a 9-3 win over CUAC. Home runs by Jack Mason and Bruce Jones highlighted the Native Sons attack. George Merlevede and Joe Van Wallegham also shone at bat for the winners. Gordon McNeil had three singles.

England (L), Guly and McNeil
Merlevede (W) and Dufault

(July 11)  Transcona again downed St.James pushing across a run in the final frame for a 9-8 victory. Cal Gardner socked a homer and single for the winners while Pete Caliguere came through with three safeties. Jerry Marcotte sparkled behind the plate and poked a double while, Barry Cuthbert had a triple and single for St.James and Howie Jones rapped a double and single.

Hewitt, Douglas, LaRocque and Marcotte
Waslasko, Eastman and xxx

(July 13)   For the fourth time within four days, the leading Transcona nine knocked off St.James Legion, this time 7-2 Wednesday night. Sparking the victory was second baseman Pete Caliguere who handled twelve chances without a skip. Pounding in the Transcona runs were Steven and Joe Lopuck, Lefty Hewitt, Cal Gardner and Steve Odette.

Finkbeiner (L) and Cuthbert
Lopuck (W) and Marcotte

(July 13)  St.Boniface wiped out a 3-0 deficit with a six-run third inning en route to a 7-5 victory over CUAC Blues. A homer by Jack Mason with one aboard and a triple by Ralph Franklin led the Sons to the win while Roy Gagnon and Joe Van Wallegham also came through with timely hits.

Graham (L) and Hilderman
Milgaard (W) and Dufault

(July 17) "Smokey" Joe Eastman was in fine form Friday night as he hurled St.James Legion to a 7-3 victory over St.Boniface Native Sons. Checking the Sons on three hits, Eastman also shone with the willow, cracking a triple and single. Barry Cuthbert socked a homer and single and Joe Goodman banged a double and single.

Brissette, Taylor and Dufault
Eastman (W) and Cuthbert

(July 18)  Selkirk nosed out Transcona 8-7 Monday night with a run in the ninth after Transcona had scored six in the eighth for a 7-7 tie.  Selkirk had earlier blown a huge lead with a seven run explosion in the sixth inning. Tascona and Sloan each had two hits for the winners and Ray Trudell with two triples and a single and Cal Gardner with a triple and single led the 'Sconas.

Wersh (W) and Sloan
Larocque, Lopuck and Marcotte, Odette

(July 18)  Catcher Barry Cuthbert had five hits and pitcher Walt Waslasko three as St.James downed CUAC 6-3. Waslasko and Wilson combined on a five-hitter for the winners while St.James pounded out 11 hits against Graham.

Waslasko (W), Wilson and Cuthbert
Graham (L) and Yahiro, Hilderman

(July 22)  In an 11-inning pitcher's duel Friday, St.Boniface and St.James battled to a 1-1 draw. Tom Dickson twirled a four-hitter and fanned 11 for St.James while Deniset went the route for the Native Sons giving up six hits and whiffing three.  Both runs were unearned. A walk, an error and infield grounder gave St.James the lead in the second, but a pinch-hit single by George Merlevede in the bottom of the ninth tied the count. An error put the tying run on base. Roger Gagnon of the Native Sons was the only batter to have more than one hit.

Dickson and Hudson
Deniset and Dufault


The teams -- Bowsman, Dauphin, Gilbert Plains, Grandview, Neepawa -- which would join the Northern League in 1950 or a later Manitoba-Saskatchewan circuit, appear to have operated as exhibition and tournament teams in 1949.

(May 19)   Gilbert Plains topped Dauphin 7-4.

(May 24)  Togo Tournament

(May 31)   Gilbert Plains spoiled Dauphin's home opener downing the locals 8-3 in a six inning contest on a soggy field Tuesday night.  Stan McPhee handled the hurling for Dauphin and helped the attack punching out a double. Alex Robertson, from Winnipeg, batted in two of the Dauphin runs with a double in the third inning.

(June 6)   At Grandview Monday, the home squad dumped Dauphin 8-5 jumping on Gord Kowalchuk and reliever Jim Nash for six runs in the first inning.

(June 6)  A pair of wins over Gilbert Plains, 7-2 and 6-4, extended Brandon's winning streak to eleven games.  Bus Vasquez batted in four runs to pace the Greys in the first game while Rafe Cabrera and Steve Clark each had a pair of hits in the second contest.  Vasquez took to the hill and went the distance in the nightcap.

Franzcak (L) and Stoughton
Watkins (W 2-0) and Rodriguez

Lesiecki (L) and Stoughton
Vasquez (W 1-0) and Rodriguez

(June 7)   Playing at home Tuesday, Dauphin's offense came to life in a 13-1 trouncing of Grandview. The winners rapped out 12 hits and capitalized on eight Grandview errors.  Ralph Mitchener led the way with three hits while Bill Smegelski, Ray Nash, Jim Nash and Herb Boughen each had a pair. Stan McPhee allowed two hits in his starting stint going five innings.

xxx and xxx
McPhee, Goran (6), Nash (8) and xxx

(June 9)  Gilbert Plains Tournament

(June 9)  Dauphin manager Ed Johansen announced the acquisition of two American stars, James and Ray Nash.  The players began their Canadian stints at the start of the month with James as a second baseman and strong-arm pitcher and Ray holding down the hot corner.  The cousins first took to the diamond in 1944, rapidly raising to the ranks of the professionals while playing with the Milwaukee Brown Brewers, the House of David and Walter Hoffer's nine.  Both were born in Canton, Mississippi, moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in their early teens. James, the older of the pair, served with the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet for almost two years. 

(June 16)  Dauphin Elks' Tournament

(June 17)    Neepawa trounced Gilbert Plains 14-6 before 1,000 spectators at Neepawa. Tommy Inverarity, Neepawa's first basemen led the winners with a three-run homer. Johnny Bodnar also clouted a four-bagger and shortstop Bill Davidson had a long triple. Don Davidson, a right-hander for Souris, stopped the visitors on nine hits.  Rico Lysecki relieved starter Vic Franczak in the first for Gilbert Plains and went the rest of the way.

Franczak (L), Lysecki (1) and Ball
D.Davidson (W) and Truelove

(June 19)   Gilbert Plains - Ligon's Colored All-Stars

(June 20)   Dauphin posted a 6-4 win over Ochre River in an exhibition game Monday.  Bill Smegelski led the winners with four hits. 

(June 23)   At Neepawa, Dauphin and the host club battled to an 8-8 draw Thursday as the home club rallied with three in the eighth inning and one in the bottom of the ninth for the tie.  Dauphin jumped into an early 5-0 lead in the second inning on singles by Herb Boughen and Jim Nash, a walk to Norris Aitkens and hits by Bill Smegelski and Alex Robertson. Neepawa got their first run in their half of the second on a homer by pitcher Johnny Bodnar.  In the fourth, singles by Ralph Mitchener and Smegelski produced another marker and, in the sixth, Mitchener made it home on an error. In the bottom of the 6th, three Dauphin errors and two hits gave the home team three runs. Dauphin went ahead 8-4 in the 8th as singles by Jim Nash, Darryl Ball and Mitchener brought home a run.  A triple, and four walks helped plate the three in the 8th for Neepawa and they knotted the count in the 9th as Bill Munro smacked a homer.

McPhee, Goran (6) and xxx
Bodnar and xxx

(June 24)  Dauphin - Ligon's

(June 26)  Gilbert Plains - Ligon's

(June 27)   Rico Lysecki dropped a single into short right field to score Avery Stoughton in the bottom of the ninth inning to hand Gilbert Plains a hard-fought 4-3 win over Dauphin Monday.  Playing at home, Gilbert Plains took the lead with a pair in the first inning on a walk to Billy Murray, Avery Stoughton's double, a long fly by Vic Franczak  and Rico Lysecki's one-bagger.  Dauphin got one back in the fourth when Darryl Ball singled in Ray Nash, who had doubled.  Stoughton pounded a long homer in the fifth to put Gilbert Plains back up by two but Dauphin rallied to tie in the sixth on singles by Herb Boughen and Ball, a walk to Ralph Mitchener and singles by Norris Aitken and Stan McPhee. The Plainsmen got the winner with two out in the 9th.  Orville Minish gave up 13 hits but went the distance for the win.

McPhee (L) and xxx
O.Minish (W) and xxx

(June 28)   Neepawa came to town Tuesday and whipped the host Dauphin nine 10-5 at the D.M,C.C. grounds. Dauphin had the game well in hand for seven innings as Jim Nash was working on a one-hitter with ten strike outs while his teammates had worked up a 5-0 lead.  Norris Aitkens scored on Pete Boaler's bunt in the fifth and they added four in the seventh on six hits.  In the 8th, with the sun causing the Dauphin fielders all kinds of trouble, the visitors exploded for ten runs to run away with the contest.

(June 29)  Ochre River Tournament

(June 30)  Dauphin defeat Grandview 7-6 as Johnny Goran pitched the win holding Grandview to five hits. Bill Smegelski had the big blow, a triple.

(July 1)  Dauphin Dominion Day Tournament

(July 1-2)   Yorkton Tournament

(July 2)   Grandview and Dauphin split a twin bill Saturday. Grandview won the opener 8-6, Dauphin took the second 10-5. Norris Atkins hurled the first game while Johnny Goran and Stan McPhee worked the second.

(July 3)  Gilbert Plains won and tied in a twin-bill with Neepawa at Clear Lake.  With the scored tied 8-8, the first game was called in the 7th inning because of rain. Plainsmen won the second game 6-4.  Orville Minish was the winning pitcher in relief of starter Vic Franczak. Tommy Inverarity picked up three singles for Neepawa while shortstop Rico Lysecki of Gilbert Plains slammed out a triple.

Jack Morton and Stoughton
Guinan and Truelove 

Seven Neepawa errors spelled their doom in the nightcap. Gilbert Plains scored three times in the seventh inning to take control of the game. There were only two extra-base hits in the contest, both being registered by the starting pitchers, Johnny Bodnar and Vic Franczak.

Bodnar (L) and Truelove
Franczak, O.Minish (W) (7) and Sweeney

(July 4)  Hank Adkins allowed just one hit as Brandon whipped Neepawa 14-1 in an exhibition game at Neepawa.  18-year-old Gerry MacKay was the batting star for the Greys hitting for the cycle -- a homer, triple, double and single -- in four trips to the plate.  Coney Williams had four hits in five trips.  Adkins fanned eight and walked two.

Adkins (W 2-0) and Rodriguez
Truelove (L), D.Davidson (8) and Munro 

(July 6)  Frank Watkins scattered six hits as Brandon rolled to a 10-2 exhibition win over Gilbert Plains.  Ramon Rodriguez had three hits to pace the Greys.

Watkins (W 7-0) and Rodriguez, Wilson (8)
Franczak (L) and Sweeney

(July 7)  Dauphin and Plumas battled to a 7-7, 10-inning draw at Dauphin. Jim Nash started for Dauphin giving way to Johnny Goran in the 8th.  Dauphin had ten hits including a three-run homer by Herb Boughen.

(July 10)  Neepawa dropped another close decision to Gilbert Plains at Clear Lake, losing this one by a score of 7 to 6. Neepawa outhit the northerners by an 11 to 7 count but weren’t able to bunch their hits when it mattered most.

O. Minish (W), Lysecki (8) and xxx
Guinan (L) and xxx 

(July 14)  Gilbert Plains Tournament

(July 16)  Camperville Tournament 

(July 18)   At Gilbert Plains, Dauphin scored six late runs to upend the home team 8-3. The Plainsmen led 3-2 after six innings but Dauphin got to Roy Minish for three runs in the seventh and three more in the ninth for the win.  Ray Nash belted a homer for the winners and Darryl Ball added a triple. 

(July 22)  Walhalla - Gilbert Plains

(July 22)  Dauphin - Ligon's

(July 24)   Veregin Tournament

(July 26)  Walhalla - Neepawa

(July 27)  Dauphin - Muskogee

(July 28)  Grandview Sports Day Tournament

(July 31)  Neepawa - Carman

(August 1)    Stan McPhee fired the shutout as Dauphin blanked Kamsack 5-0 Monday. McPhee fanned 11 and worked well in the clutch getting out of two occasions when he loaded the bases with none out.

The Nash cousins, Jim and Ray, went home to Milwaukee las Thursday and are expected back in a day or two.

(August 5)  Rico Lysecki put on a defensive clinic Friday to highlight Gilbert Plain's 9-3 win over Dauphin. The shortstop performed flawlessly all night and started a triple play when he made a shoe-string catch on a liner by Darryl Ball and relayed the ball to Roy Minish at second to nip Don Lawston and threw to first to brother Orville to get Alex Robertson off the bag. Jimmy Nash started for Dauphin and fanned six in the first three innings but wildness cost him six runs before he was relieved in the 6th inning by Lawston

(August 8)   Foam Lake Tournament

(August 9)  Tisdale Tournament

(August 10)   Gilbert Plains - Carman

(August 10)   Johnny Goran threw a four-hitter Wednesday to help Dauphin to a 12-3 win over Swan River.  The visitors got all three of their runs in the third inning on three hits and two errors.  Darryl Ball knocked in Bill Smegelski with the first run in the first inning.  Dauphin added four more in the second on walks to Alex Robertson and Jim Nash and hits by Ralph Mitchener, Goran, Smegelski and Herb Boughen. They got a singleton in the fifth when Jim Nash, who was on base when hit by a pitch, advanced on a fielder's choice and scored on an error. It became a runway in the sixth with six more runs. Don Lawston walked and moved around the diamond on a hit by Boughen and walk to Ray Nash.  Hits by Ball, Robertson, Jim Nash and Mitchener ran up the score. Goran struck out five and walked one.

(August 12)   In a thriller at Dauphin, the Buchanan All-Stars came from behind with two runs in the 9th inning to shade Dauphin 5-4.  Buchanan, made up of members of the San Francisco Sea Lions, are one of the better teams in Saskatchewan having defeated teams such as Regina Caps and Delisle and taking the powerful Minot, North Dakota club to 12 innings before losing by a single run.  Don Lawston started for Dauphin giving up six hits before giving way to Jim Nash. 

(August 15)   Dauphin took a 2-0 first inning lead over the St. Louis Black Cardinals but that's all they could muster Monday as the visitors fought back to down the host club 7-2. behind the two-hit pitching of Wayne "Wimpy" Stephenson, the lone Canadian on the otherwise all-black squad. Stephenson struck out six and did not allow a free pass.  Don Lawston went the distance for Dauphin giving up nine hits, including two triples and a double.

(August 17)  Dauphin - Ligon's

(August 18)   In a wild finish at Swan River, Dauphin scored eleven runs in their last turn at bat to defeat the home club 12-5.  The game was called after six innings due to darkness.  Swan River had a 4-1 lead going into the final frame when Dauphin's first eleven men to the plate all came home.  Johnny Goran was the winning pitcher although giving up a homer and two triples. 

(August 19)   17-year-old Doug Morden shutout Dauphin Friday as Gilbert Plains notched a 5-0 victory at the Dauphin Memorial Community Centre grounds. The visitors ran up a four-run lead in the first inning aided by two Dauphin errors.  Don Lawston settled down after the first frame to pitch steady ball. Outstanding fielding by shortstop Billy Murray was a big factor in the Gilbert Plains win.

Morden (W) and xxx
Lawston (L) and xxx

(August 24)   Dauphin beat Melville Monarchs 7-4 Wednesday. The Melville team was composed chiefly of players from the Buchanan, Saskatchewan team which was formed from the remnants of the San Francisco Sea Lions touring squad.  Melville also has three Sioux Indians, all brothers.  Dauphin got off to a quick start with four runs in the first inning and added three more in the second.  Jim Nash went the distance for the win, allowing seven hits and four walks. Herb Boughen knocked in two runs for the winners.

(August 26)   Melville Monarchs evened their series with Dauphin Friday behind the four-hit, shutout pitching of 51-year-old Carr who allowed just one base runner past second base -- Ray Nash who tripled in the ninth. Monarchs notched a 3-0 victory defeating Don Lawston who took the loss giving up ten hits.

Carr (W) and xxx
Lawston (L) and xxx

(August 29)  Johnny Goran fired a two-hitter Monday as Dauphin got its first win over Gilbert Plains this season on home grounds beating the visitors 3-1.  Goran whiffed seven and walked two in besting Roy Minish who allowed nine hits.  Gilbert Plains got its run in the first inning helped by two errors. Frank Howelko reached when his infield grounder was bobbled. He stole second and third and came home when the throw to third sailed into left field. Dauphin tied the count in their half of the first as Alex Robertson drove in Herb Boughen who had singled. They added two in the third when Ray Nash brought in one run with a sacrifice fly and Stan McPhee doubled in another.

R.Minish (L) and xxx
Goran (W) and xxx

(September 2)   Dauphin and Gilbert Plains played to a 6-6 deadlock Friday at the D.M.C.C. grounds. Don Lawston lost an opportunity for a Dauphin win and a home run when he was tagged out at the plate after a long hit to left field.

(September 5)    After the Elmwood Giants phoned at 8:00 a.m. Monday to say they couldn't make it for a scheduled double-header with Dauphin, Gilbert Plains volunteered to fill in and managed a split with the home squad. Gilbert Plains won the opener 10-7 with Dauphin taking the second 10-4.  Billy Murray led the winners in the first game with a home run and two doubles in four trips.

Howelko, Bourbonnais (6) and xxx
Goran (L) and xxx

Ray Nash and Darryl Ball each had three hits to lead a 13-hit Dauphin attack in the second game

Bourbonnais (L) and xxx
Nash, Lawston (5) and xxx

(Sept 8)  Brandon Greys romped to their 86th win of the season downing Dauphin 11-6 before the largest crowd of the season in Dauphin.  In 107 games the Greys lost just 18 and tied three.  Regular second baseman Rafe Cabrera handled the mound work for Brandon and went the distance for the win allowing 17 hits.  Ramon Rodriguez had four hits and Gerry MacKay added three.  Greys had 12 hits off three Dauphin hurlers. 

Cabrera (W 2-0) and Rodriguez
Nash (L), Lawston (5), Goran (8) and Ball    

(Sept 9)   The Winnipeg Free Press reported a fine season for the Dauphin baseball club:

" With only one more game to be played this season by the Dauphin baseball team, figures released this week reveal that the club has enjoyed a highly successful season financially.  Crowds at the games have been bigger than ever and enthusiasm for the home team has been high all year.

For the home games played this year, the ball team had attracted an estimated attendance of 12, 500.  There has been an average attendance at the games of about 500 persons ... excluding the July 1 Sports Day, which was sponsored by the Dauphin Athletic association.  Estimated attendance that day was about 6, 000.  Largest single gate this season was brought in by the Ligon All-Stars when more than 1,000 ball fans packed the local stands.  The gate totalled more than 450 dollars for that one game."  (Winnipeg Free Press, September 9)


(July 8)  Bruce Pell of St.James Legion chalked up his second no-hit game within a week pitching St. James to a 4-1 victory over Selkirk. Five errors by St. James robbed Pell of a no-hit, no-run game. Last Friday, Pell had a no-hitter at the Stonewall Tournament. Iggy Scaletta led the winners with a double and two singles. The Legionaires put the game away in the fourth inning bunching four hits to score three runs.

Pell (W) and Cuthbert
Werch (L) and Sloan.