1952 ManDak League      

(May 24)   Nick Canulli's bases-loaded single in the 7th inning drove in the winner as Winnipeg Giants erased a 4-0 deficit to edge Carman 5-4 at Osborne Stadium to gain a split of their season-opening doubleheader.  Lefty Hal Price limited the Cards to just five hits in gaining the win.  He allowed just one earned run. Lyman Bostock knocked in three of the four Carman runs with a pair of doubles. Willie Hutchinson took the loss. Earlier, at Carman, Genty Jessup fired a seven-hit shutout as the Cardinals took the opening game 4-0.  Almer McKerlie's two-run single in the fourth was all Carman needed for the win.  Bill Cox went the distance in a losing cause.

Cox (L) and Gallegos
Jessup (W) and McKerlie

Hutchinson (L), M Richardson (6) and McKerlie
Price (W) and Gallegos

(May 25)   At Minot, there was a record crowd of 3,500 for the season opener and the Mallards obliged the throng with a 3-1 win over Winnipeg Giants.  Yogi Giammarco broke up a 1-1 tie with a 6th inning homer.  Jonas Gaines held the Giants to four hits in going the distance for the win.  Kev King was the loser.

King (L), Price (6) and Gallegos
Gaines (W) and Massaro

(May 26)  Minot Mallards clubbed 12 hits and took advantage of eight Winnipeg errors to trounce the Giants 15-6 in ManDak League action at Minot.  Manager Zoonie McLean led the offense with three hits and four runs batted in.  Wally Jako had a double and two singles.  Wilbur Greene, who relieved starter Whit Graves in the 6th, picked up the win.  Arnie Fernandez was the loser. The Giants were expected to make major changes with Johnny Washinton, Lou Louden, Frazier Robinson and Bob Harvey among the likely additions.

Fernandez (L), King (7), Cox (8) and Gallegos
Graves, Greene (W) (6) and Massaro

(May 28)  Homers by Yogi Giammarco and Wally Jako led Minot to an 8-2 win over Winnipeg for the Mallards' 3rd straight win.  Giammarco led off the 2nd with a four-bagger. Jako's was a three-run blast in the 3rd.  In the 6th, Minot added four more in the 6th as Hal Price loaded the bases on walks before giving up a double to Duke Bowman and a triple to Zoonie McLean. Lefty John Kelly pitched five innings of four-hit ball to claim the victory.  Whitt Graves finished up with four hitless innings.  Price allowed seven hits and fanned ten in a losing cause.

Kelly (W), Graves (6) and Massaro
Price (L) and Louden

(May 29)  Before 400 shivering fans, Carman Cardinals pounded a pair of Winnipeg hurlers for 17 hits and went on to trounce the Giants 12-4.  Murray Richardson scattered eight hits in a route-going effort to post the win.

Hairfield (L), Fernandez (5) and Louden
Richardson (W) and McKerlie

(May 30)  Minot swept a pair from Brandon 5-2 and 10-0. Yogi Giammarco led the Mallards in the opener crushing a homer, his 3rd of the season, double and single.  Sugar Cain tossed a three-hit shutout and fanned fifteen in the second game. Wilbur Greene tossed a six-hitter for the win in the opener.

Harry Butts (L) and Kyle
Wilbur Greene (W) and Massaro

Bruni (L) Maze (5) and Kyle
Cain (W) and Massaro

(May 31)  Nick Cannuli had three hits and drove in three to lead Winnipeg to a 12-0 triumph over Brandon.  Lou Louden and Jerry Powell each had two hits, including a homer.  Jesse Douglas and Al Loewen also had two hits apiece.  Billy Cox fired a five-hit shutout for the win.

Ted Alexander (L), Tost (2), Linck (2) and Kyle, Buttgereit (7)
Cox (W) and Louden

(June 1)  Minot Mallards bounced back from a 3-0 deficit to dump Carman 10-7 to remain unbeaten in ManDak League play.  John Kennedy led the Mallards with a home run and two singles.  Yogi Giammarco added a pair of doubles and a single.  The Cardinals had three homers, by Sonny Andrews, Gentry Jessup and Harry RhodesWhit Graves was the winner in relief of Eddie Allen

Jessup (L) and McKerlie
Eddie Allen, Graves (W) (2), Greene (8) and Massaro

Minot     6-0
Carman    2-2
Winnipeg  2-5
Brandon   0-3

(June 2)  Minot ran its winning streak to seven games with a 6-1 triumph over Carman before 1,268 fans in North Dakota.  John Kelly pitched a five-hitter and, except for a 5th inning walk, passed ball and error,  would have had a shutout.  Yogi Giammarco's double for the Mallards was the only extra-base blow of the game.

Brenzel (L) and McKerlie
Kelly (W) and Massaro

Minot     7-0
Carman    2-3
Winnipeg  2-5
Brandon   0-3

(June 2)  Brandon was forced to cancel three games due to a lack of players.  Brick Swegle resigned from the Greys Monday leaving the team with just six players with the home opener scheduled for tomorrow.  Swegle had promised to have a makeshift club for the May 30th opener at Minot with the balance of the team to arrive by June 3rd for the home opener.  However, he wasn't able to fulfill the commitment when the Fresno State college team, from where he hoped to fill much of the roster, became involved in the collegiate playoffs.

(June 3)  Winnipeg Giants announced some changes.  Double-Duty Radcliffe, who managed the Giants last season, is one of five newcomers.  Dan Wilson, an outfielder, and his brother Emmett, who plays the infield, Othello Strong and Earl Christianson are expected to arrive in Winnipeg within the next few days.

(June 4)  Brandon announced the signing of Lou Tost, former National League pitcher, as acting playing manager.  Greys now have seven players in camp.  Bus Vasquez arrived Tuesday.

(June 4)  Carman Cardinals whipped Winnipeg Giants 12-6 as Sonny Andrews drove in three runs with a triple, double and single.  Lyman Bostock also had three hits for the Cards.  Chick Longest had a pair of hits and drove in three.  

Christianson (L), Fernandez (3),  Price (7), Cox (8) and Louden
Jessup (W) and McKerlie

(June 5)  Winnipeg Giants unleashed an 18-hit attack to hand Minot its first loss of the season, a 9-5 drubbing at Winnipeg.  Giants sewed up the win with a four-run 5th inning.  Johnny Washington's two-run homer was the key blow.  Hal Price went the distance for the win and contributed at the plate with two hits.  New manager, Ted Double Duty Radcliffe, directed traffic for the Giants from the third base box.  Don Corcoran had a two-run homer for the Mallards.

Allen (L), Greene (3) and Massaro
Price (W) and Louden

(June 6)  Yogi Giammarco's blistering bat led Minot to a 4-3 win over Carman.  Giammarco slammed two homers to support the steady hurling of Jonas Gaines who went the distance for the win.  Wally Jako had a two-run homer for the Mallards.

Gaines (W) and Massaro
Hutchinson (L) and McKerlie

(June 7)   Othello Strong's single drove in Nick Cannuli with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as Winnipeg came from behind to down Carman 4-3.  Lou Louden knocked in a pair of runs in the 8th to enable the Giants to tie the match at 3-3.  Strong, who had three hits, went the distance to take the win.  Fred Brenzel allowed just six hits in being saddled with the loss.  Brenzel was a model of effeciency.  In the 4th inning he used just four pitches to make the outs.  In the fifth it was five pitches.  In the sixth he went up to seven, four of which were used in a walk to Jesse Douglas.

Brenzel (L) and McKerlie
Strong (W) and Louden

(June 8)   Brandon Greys were forced to forfeit their game to Minot on Sunday when some of the players scheduled to join the Greys failed to show.  Brandon had just seven players.

Mallards lent the Greys a couple of players and the two teams played an exhibition game.  Minot won 15-8 before 1,600 fans.

(June 9)   Lyman Bostock belted a two-run homer in the first inning to set Carman on the way to a 5-3 victory over Winnipeg Giants.  Harry Rhodes tossed a six-hitter for the win.  Hal Price allowed seven hits and fanned ten in taking the loss.

Price (L) and Louden
Rhodes (W) and McKerlie

(June 10)   Brandon Greys surprised Winnipeg Giants 12-2 behind the five-hit pitching of southpaw Harry Butts. He compiled eleven strikeouts and walked five.  Bus Vazquez and Norm Robinson each drove in two runs in the sixth inning as the Greys used three hits and seven errors to take a 6-0 lead.  Brandon added five more in the seventh on a Joe Mitchell triple, a double by Norm Banks and singles from Glen Lewis and Skeeter Watkins

Christianson (L), Fernandez (3) and
Butts (W) and Lewis

(June 10)   Gentry Jessup bested Sugar Cain in a pitchers' duel as Carman Cardinals shaded Minot Mallards 3-2 at Carman.  Jessup allowed four hits, struck out seven and walked two.  Cain gave up five hits, fanned nine and allowed three free passes.  Wally Jako had a homer for the Mallards.  Sam Hill scored the winner on an error in the sixth inning.

Cain (L) and Massaro
Jessup (W) and McKerlie

(June 11)   Yogi Giammarco blasted his 6th homer of the season, a three-run shot, to lead Minot to an 8-6 win over Carman.  Ernie Boushy's bases-loaded triple accounted for three of the Carman runs.

Kelly (W) and Massaro
M Richardson (L), Brenzel (5) and McKerlie

(June 11)  After giving up five runs in the top of the 8th inning, to fall behind 8-6, Winnipeg Giants rallied for three runs in the bottom of the frame to dump the Greys 9-8.  Nick Cannuli scored the winner on an error after reaching base via a base on balls and stealing second. Lou Louden poked a two-run homer for Winnipeg.

Jenkins (L) and Lewis
Strong, Radcliffe (4), Price (W) (8) and Radcliffe, Louden

Minot     10-2
Carman     5-6
Winnipeg   5-8
Brandon    1-5

(June 12)  Willie Hutchison tossed a five-hit shutout as Carman blanked the Greys 4-0 at Brandon.  Shortstop Sonny Andrews, outstanding in the field, had five hits, including a triple, to drive in all the Cards' runs.  Playing-manager Lou Tost took the loss giving up 12 hits in going the distance.

Hutchison (W) and McKerlie
Tost (L) and Lewis

(June 12)  In a slugfest at Osborne Stadium, Minot catcher Joe Massaro blasted three home runs as the Mallards outlasted the Winnipeg Giants 17-15 before 1,600 fans.  In all there were nine homers in the game, seven by the Mallards.  Wally Jako hit a pair with Yogi Giammarco and Quincy Barbee adding one each.  Othello Strong had both four-baggers for Winnipeg accounting for six runs batted in.  Massaro and Jako each drove in five runs.

Eddie Allen, Wilbur Greene (5), Al Kelly (W) (7) and Massaro
Billy Cox (L), Hal Price (2), Earl Christianson (7) and Louden

(June 13)   Carman Cardinals scored the winner in the 10th inning on a walk, force play and two hit batsmen to down Brandon Greys 7-6.  Bus Vasquez hit Ernie Boushy with the bases loaded to force in the winner. Lyman Bostock had the only homer. Fred Brenzel, who relieved in the fourth, got credit for the pitching victory.

Rhodes, Brenzel (W) (4) and
Vasquez (L) and Lewis

Minot     11-2
Carman     7-6
Winnipeg   5-9
Brandon    1-7

(June 14)   Minot Mallards trounced Brandon 14-7.  Mallards likely set a league record in clouting six triples. Greys added two more.  Yogi Giammarco led the triple spree with a pair. Sugar Cain, who belted a homer, went six innings for the win. 

Butts (L), Tost (4), Lewis (5) and Lewis, Tehero (5)
Cain (W), Barbee (7) and Massaro

(June 15)   Minot plated four runs in the first inning and poured it on to embarrass Winnipeg 18-1.  Duke Bowman led the 16-hit onslaught with a triple and three singles. Wally Jako had a double and two singles. Jonas Gaines held the Giants to five hits for the win.

Strong (L), Christianson (3), Price (3) and Louden, Gallegos (8)
Gaines (W) and Lewis

Minot     13-2
Carman     7-6
Winnipeg   5-10
Brandon    1-8

(June 16)   Carman Cardinals unleashed a 22-hit attack to demolish Brandon 18-0.  Chick Longest led the hit parade with five safeties, including three doubles, and Ernie Boushy had four hits, two of them doubles.  Almer McKerlie and Gentry Jessop each had three hits.  Jessop blanked the Greys on six hits for the win.  The addition of several newcomers failed the spark the Greys.  Brandon started Cuban righthander Mario Amaro who was pounded for 13 hits.  Skeeter Watkins moved to second base and Joe Mitchell to third to make room for Cuban Cesar Argudin at shortstop.  More help is on the way - catcher Fraser RobinsonRamon Rodriguez and Rafe Cabrera.

Jessop (W) and McKerlie
Amaro (L), Butts (6) and Lewis

(June 16)   Winnipeg Giants scored six runs in the last two innings to shade Minot 11-10 and end the Mallards 10 game winning streak at homer.  In the 9th inning Nick Canulli singled in Lou Louden and John Washington to tie and Othello Strong scored the winner on a wild pitch.  Walt McCoy, who joined the Giants on Monday, survived 16 hits to go the route for the win.  Sugar Cain was the loser in relief.  Duke Bowman, Minot's third sacker and Ted Radcliffe, the Winnipeg manager, were ejected in the 6th inning after throwing punches.

McCoy (W)  and Louden
Kelly, Cain (L) (8) and Massaro

Minot    13-3
Carman    8-6
Winnipeg  6-10
Brandon   1-9

(June 17)   Carman topped Brandon 5-3 in a game called after 4 1/2 innings by wind and rain.  Cardinals scored four in the first inning on four singles and a double by Sonny Andrews to set the pace for victory.  Willie Hutchinson registered the win.

Jenkins (L) and Lewis
Hutchinson (W) and McKerlie

(June 18)   Winnipeg Giants rallied in the 9th and won in the 10th to take top prize in the Brandon Invitational Tournament downing the host club 8-7.  Giants, given up for lost, trailed 7-3 as they came to bat in the bottom of the 9th.  A four-run rally sent the game into extra innings.  With the bases loaded in the 10th, Lou Louden's sacrifice fly scored Jesse Douglas with the winning marker. Billy Cox and Earl Christianson held the Greys to five hits while the Giants compiled 13 off Willie Scruggs.

Scruggs (L), TW Richardson (10) and Lewis
Cox, Christianson (W) and Louden

Earlier, Winnipeg needed three extra innings to shade Minot 4-3 as Mario Amaro, lent to the Giants by the Greys, registered the pitching victory.  Brandon beat Carman 4-1 to advance to the final.  Pee Wee Jenkins got the win over Murray Richardson.  Each gave up five hits. 

Bryant (L) and Massaro
Amaro (W) and Louden

Brandon won a berth in the final with a 4-1 win over Carman as Pee Wee Jenkins bested Murray Richardson.  Each allowed just five hits in the seven-inning affair.

Jenkins (W) and Lewis
M Richardson (L) and McKerlie

The pitching gem of the day came from Bob Landers of Minot who tossed a no-hitter as the Mallards downed Carman in the playoff for third place.  Landers walked nine, however, which resulted in the Cardinals' single tally.  Clint McKerlie went the distance for Carman. 

Landers (W) and Massaro
C McKerlie (L) and A.McKerlie

(June 19)   Winnipeg Giants scored in the 9th to squeeze by the Cardinals 3-2 at Carman. Nick Canulli walked, stole second and came around to score when third baseman Ernie Boushy couldn't handle a peg from catcher Almer McKerlieHal Price went the distance for the win giving up nine hits, striking out 11.  Fred Brenzel was the loser.

Price (W) and Louden
Brenzel (L) and McKerlie

Brandon Greys got by Minot 8-7.  Newly appointed player-manager Skeeter Watkins doubled to right field to score the tying and winning runs in the 8th inning. Harry Butts, pitching in relief for the Greys, picked up the win and helped his cause with three hits.  Jonas Gaines started for the Mallards and pitched four perfect innings before leaving with a sore arm.  Lefty Bryant, who pitched 2 2/3s innings, gave up three hits and four walks and took the loss.

Gaines, Greene (5), Landers (5), Bryant (L) (5) and Massaro
TW Richardson, Butts (W) (5), Vasquez (9) and Lewis

(June 20)   Brandon won two straight for the first time this season downing Carman 6-4.  TW Richardson went the route for the win allowing eight hits.  Bus Vasquez led the Greys with a triple and single.  Harry Rhodes started and took the loss for Carman. 

TW Richardson (W) and Lewis
Rhodes (L), Hutchinson (6) and McKerlie

(June 21)   Cardinals dumped Winnipeg Giants 8-2 at Carman. Giants opened the scoring with a run in the 2nd but the Cards bounced right back with three and a lead they never relinquished. Winning pitcher Murray Richardson drove in a pair in the third and another in the 8th. 

O Strong (L) and xxx
Richardson (W) and xxx

(June 22)   Minot Mallards, bolstered by the addition of pitcher Mal Murray, a 19-year-old righthander from Philadelphia, strengthened their hold on top spot with a 13-0 win over Carman.  Murray set the Cards down on just five hits.  Mallards knocked out Carman starter Gentry Jessop in the opening frame when Minot scored four times.  Wally Jako led Minot's 19-hit attack with four hits.  John Kennedy had a triple and two singles and playing-manager Zoonie McLean added three singles. 

Jessop (L), Hutchinson (1) and McKerlie, Bostock (2)
Murray (W) and Massaro

Minot     14-4
Carman    10-9
Winnipeg   7-11
Brandon    3-10

(June 23)   Carman Cardinals rebounded from a 13-0 trouncing on Sunday to top the league-leading Minot Mallards 6-2.  Fred Brenzel held the Mallards to just five hits to gain the win.  Cards touched up lefty Roland Summers for five runs in the first inning.  Three Minot errors helped the Carman offensive. Sam Hill led off with a singled, stole second and scored on Sonny Andrews' double.  Andrews scored when Chick Longest reached first on an error.  Longest stole second and moved to third on an error and scored on a wild pitch.  Ernie Bousy's double knocked in a pair.  Almer McKerlie drove in the final Carman run in the 7th.  Minot scored both their runs in the 3rd on Bob Landers double and Zoonie McLean's single.

Breznel (W) and McKerlie
Summers (L), Landers (2), Greene (6) and Massaro

(June 23)   Winnipeg announced a weekend deal with Minot.  Giants obtained pitcher Al Bryant with Mel Gallegos supposed to head to the Mallards, but according to Minot sources, Gallegos bypassed the Mallards to suit up with Carman.

(June 24)  The pitching and hitting of Hal Price led Winnipeg to an 8-3 win over the pace-setting Minot Mallards.  Price pitched a five-hitter and belted a two-run homer.   Dan Wilson had three hits for the Giants, a homer, double and single.

Summers (L), Greene (3), Barbee (4) and Massaro
Price (W) and Louden

(June 24)   Brandon spotted Carman a 4-2 lead then came back to down the Cardinals 8-6 in 10 innings.  Frazer Robinson, in his first start for the Greys, drove in two runs in the extra frame to provide the margin of victory.  Mario Amaro set the Cards down on nine hits to gain the win.  He had nine strikeouts and walked three.  Cesar Argudin banged out a double and two singles to lead Brandon at the plate.  Bus Vasquez, Joe Mitchell, Irvin Castille and Robinson each had two hits.  Sonny Andrews connected for a homer run and double to pace Carman. 

Amaro (W) and F Robinson
Rhodes, Jessop (L) (9) and McKerlie

(June 25)   Quincy Barbee's bases-loaded double in the 6th inning plated three runs and gave Minot an 8-3 win over Brandon.  After a shaky first inning righthander Warren Martin settled down and ended up with a four-hitter.  Brandon had scored three in the first inning on three hits including a triple by Skeeter Watkins and a double by Cesar ArgudinPee Wee Jenkins went the route for the Greys taking the loss. 

Martin (W) and Massaro
Jenkins (L) and F Robinson

(June 26)   Mal Murray blanked the Greys on five hits to lead Minot to a 5-0 victory at Brandon.  Three of the Mallards runs came as a result of errors.  Even so, Minot provided enough offense for the win.  Mallards scored in the first when Duke Bowman reached on an infield error and later scored on a sacrifice fly.  In the 4th, Quincy Barbee tripled and scored on a wild pitch. Mallards scored three in the 7th frame on two hits and an error.  Wally Jako's double drove in a pair.  Harry Butts allowed just five hits in taking the loss.

Murray (W) and Massaro
Butts (L) and F Robinson

(June 26)   Walter McCoy gave up a homer in the first inning to Chick Longest then allowed just one more hit the rest of the way as Winnipeg downed Carman 8-1 in the best pitching performance at Osborne Stadium this season before a "Ladies Day" crowd of 2,000.  Longest also had the 2nd hit, a double in the 9th.  McCoy fanned five and allowed no bases on balls. Lou Louden provided the offensive spark with a three-run homer and two singles. 

Murray Richardson (L), Willie Hutchinson (3) and McKerlie
W McCoy (W) and Louden

(June 27)   Al Bryant, who came to Winnipeg last week in a trade with Minot, tossed a four-hit, 4-2 victory over Brandon Greys in a ManDak League game Friday at Brandon.  It was the Giants 5th win in their last six games.  In the last three games, Winnipeg pitchers have allowed a total of 11 hits.  Willie Scruggs, who started for the Greys, suffered the loss. Joe Mitchell of Brandon and Jesse Douglas of the Giants each poked a triple.  The game was completed in one hour and 38 minutes.

Bryant (W) and Louden
Scruggs (L), TW Richardson (9) and F.Robinson

(June 30)   Hal Price shutdown Brandon on three hits as Winnipeg Giants whipped the Greys 10-0.  Price struck out eight and walked two.  Loser TW Richardson pitched into the 6th inning before giving way to Pee Wee Jenkins.  Shortstop Nick Cannulli rapped out a triple, double and single.  Cowan Hyde also had three safeties.  Newcomer Lou Colas, a Cuban infielder, made his ManDak debut and got one of the three hits off Price.

Price (W) and Louden
TW Richardson (L), Jenkins (6) and F.Robinson

(July 1)   Brandon and Carman tied for top honours in a four-team tournament at Carman.  The Greys and Cardinals played to a 1-1 draw in a game called after three innings by adverse weather. Cards trounced Winnipeg 14-4 in the opening game behind a 20-hit attack.  Brandon edged Minot 6-5 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the 9th inning.

Christianson (L) and Louden
Rhodes (W) and McKerlie

Kelly (L) and Massaro
Marota (W) and Robinson

(July 2)   Minot came from behind with three in the 8th inning to top Brandon 6-5.  Playing manager Zoonie McLean paced the offense with a triple and single and score three times.  Jonas Gaines went the distance for the win.  Irvin Castille had two hits for Brandon.  Norm Robinson of the Greys and Yogi Giammarco of the Mallards had triples.

Gaines (W) and Massaro
Butts (L) and Robinson

(July 3)   Minot Mallards notched their 4th straight victory, 9-2 over Carman before more than 1,000 fans at Minot.  The win extended the Mallards lead atop the standings to four games over the Cardinals.  Warren Martin had a shutout until the 9th when two errors and a Sonny Andrews single resulted in two runs.  Martin allowed just four hits.  Freddie Brenzel gave up eight hits in taking the loss.  There were only three extra base hits, all doubles - by Wally Jako, Yogi Giammarco and Duke Bowman.

Brenzel (L) and McKerlie
Martin (2-0) and Massaro

(July 3)   Willie Wells marked his return to Winnipeg with a doubleheader sweep of the Giants, 3-1 and 4-3.  Wells manager the Giants last season, lost 6-5 to Minot on Wednesday in his first game with the Greys.  In the opening tilt, Mario Amaro allowed seven hits in gaining the win.  He struck out six and walked none.  Ray Finch took the loss. Bus Vazquez rapped a two-run homer in the 2nd to give Brandon all the runs it would need.  In the 5th inning, Vasquez scored the Greys' insurance run on a squeeze play after leading off with a double and moving to third on an infield out.

Amaro (W) and F Robinson
R Finch (L) and Louden

TW Richardson fired a three-hitter to lead Brandon to a 4-3 win in the second game.  He fanned seven and walked four.  Two of the runs against him were unearned.  Losing pitcher Hal Price drove in two of the Giants' markers. 

TW Richardson (W) and F Robinson
Price (L) and Louden

(July 4)   Chick Longest belted a homer in the 4th inning to provide Carman with a 4-3 win over Winnipeg.  He had also doubled in Sonny Andrews in the 2nd after the Giants had plate a run in the first inning on Othello Strong's double to left scoring Cowan Hyde.

Giants rallied for two in the 9th as Lou Louden doubled in Strong and Dan Wilson flied out sending Louden home.

Bryant (L) and Louden
W Hutchinson (W) and Gallegos

(July 4)   Brandon and Minot divided a twin bill.  Mallards won the opener 6-5, Greys the nightcap, 7-3.  There was good news, bad news for Mallards' hurler Bob Landers.  He was the winner in the 6-5 triumph, but was released after the game.  Minot already has seven pitchers and a report from Minot suggested the team wasn't happy with his control.  Landers gave up 10 hits, struck out one and walked three.  Yogi Giammarco provided the big blow, a first inning homer, his 8th of the season.  He also had a triple.  Bus Vasquez had four singles for Brandon.  Chico Marota was the loser.

Marota (L), Butts (2) and F.Robinson
Landers (W) and Massaro

Pee Wee Jenkins pitched Brandon to their 7-3 win.  Joe Mitchell had three hits, Vasquez a triple and double, Clarence King a double and single. Quincy Barbee blasted a homer for the Mallards.

Jenkins (W) and F.Robinson
Murray and Massaro

(July 6)   Yogi Giammarco's single in the 3rd inning drove in John Kennedy with the only run as Minot shaded Brandon 1-0 in a game called after six innings by rain.  Both pitchers, Sugar Cain for Minot and Bus Vasquez for the Greys, allowed just four hits. 

Cain (W) and Massaro
Vasquez (L) and F. Robinson

(July 6)   Tom Parker, making his first start for Winnipeg, set down Carman on five hits as the Giants prevailed 3-2.  Giants pulled away in the first inning getting three straight singles to lead off the game.  After Cowan Hyde had scored on Othello Strong's blow, Lou Louden drove in Jesse Douglas with a sacrifice fly and Strong scored on an infield out.  Cardinals got one in the 6th inning as Sam Hill scored on Sonny Andrews' sacrifice.  Harry Rhodes, batting .125 at last report, belted a homer into the centre field stands to lead off the 7th.  In an outstanding defensive game, Parker threw out seven runners on infield grounders. Strong, at .454 in the last compilation of statistics, had two hits. Chick Longest had a double and single for Carman.

Jessop (L) and McKerlie
Parker (W) and Louden

(July 7)   John Kelly ran his unbeaten streak to five games in Minot's 8-4 victory over Winnipeg.  He held the Giants to seven hits.  The newly acquired Al Spearman gave up 13 hits in taking the loss.  Trailing 3-0 in the 7th inning, Winnipeg loaded the bases on consecutive singles by Tom Parker, Johnny Washington and Othello StrongDan Wilson's double cleared the sacks for the tie.  Mallards came right back in the bottom of the 7th to score three more. 

Zoonie McLean belted a ground-rule double and Wally Jako doubled him home.  After Yogi Giammarco reached on an error, Joe Massaro knocked in Jako and Giammarco stole home. Massaro led the Mallards' attack with four singles.  Don Corcoran had the only homer, an inside-the-park clout that scored Johnny Kennedy.

Spearman (L) and Louden
Kelly (W) and Massaro

Minot      21-7
Carman     12-13
Winnipeg   12-15
Brandon     7-17

(July 8)    Brandon and Minot scored opening round victories in the Foam Lake Baseball Tournament.  Brandon Greys erupted for five runs in the second inning and held off a late Carman rally to shade the Cardinals 10-9.  Minot used the same formula, jumping out to a 6-1 lead, and surviving a late charge to down Winnipeg 6-5.

Scruggs, Marota (W) (3), Butts (8) and Robinson
Brenzel (L) and McKerlie

Price (L) and Louden
Martin (W) and Massaro

(July 9)   Minot Mallards trounced Brandon Greys 15-3 to capture top prize of $2,000 in the Foam Lake baseball tournament.  The final was called after seven innings because of darkness.  Sugar Cain fired a four-hitter for the win.  The Mallards wiped out a 1-0 deficit with three runs in the bottom of the first inning and romped the rest of the way. 

Jenkins (L), Wells and Robinson
Cain (W) and Massaro

Minot advanced to the final with a 7-5 decision from Carman.

Greene (W) and Massaro
Rhodes (L) and McKerlie, Gallegos

Brandon topped Winnipeg 10-3 to win a spot in the title game.

Strong (L), Cox and Louden.
Amaro (W) and Robinson

Carman eliminated Winnipeg with a 12-5 win scoring seven runs in the top of the 9th inning for the win.

Jessup (W) and Gallegos, McKerlie
Finch (L), McCoy, Bryant and Louden

(July 10)    In an exhibition game at Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, the Brandon Greys topped the Minot Mallards 5-3 before some 3,000 fans. Enrique Marota, the young Cuban southpaw, spaced hits effectively to gain the win. Yogi Giammarco and Duke Bowman each slammed a three-bagger for the Mallards.  Greys broke out in the third inning, with Norm Robinson clouting a three-run homer to prove the margin of victory.

Marota (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 11)  Minot Mallards pounded out 19 hits in a 15-11 win over Winnipeg Giants.  Yogi Giammarco tied the league record with his 9th homer.  He also had a pair of singles, scored three runs and knocked in two.  Zoonie McLean drove in four runs with a homer and single and Don Corcoran had a homer and three singles to drive in three markers. John Kennedy bashed a triple and a pair of singles.  For Winnipeg, John Washington had three hits, a homer and double included and knocked in four. Walt McCoy blasted a grand slam homer  . 

Kelly (W), Martin (8) and Massaro
Parker (L), Price (4), Spearman (8), McCoy (9) and Louden

(July 11)  The Brandon Sun carried a story from Brantford, Ontario, regarded pitcher Tom Parker :

Some 10 days ago Tom Parker, veteran pitcher of the Branford Red Sox in the senior Intercounty league, bid goodbye to the club officials and left to see his mother, who, he said, was due to have an operation on her eyes.

Parker said she wanted to see him before the doctors began the delicate operation.

A recent copy of a Winnipeg paper reports that Parker pitched and won a 3-2 game for the Winnipeg Giants, a team for which he played in 1951.

When Parker left, President Mike King and Manager Larry Pennell received promises he would be back.

(July 12)  The Minot Mallards came up with eight runs in the 7th inning to squeeze past the Brandon Greys 11 - 10. The Greys out-hit the Mallards 12 to 7. Playing-manager Zoonie McLean led the Mallards at the plate by drilling his 2nd homer of the season and also contributing a single. Irvin Castille with a homer and two singles was best for the Greys while Joe Mitchell had a triple and two singles.

Murray (L), Gaines (8) and Massaro
Butts (W), Vasquez (7), Richardson (7) and F. Robinson

(July 13)  The Carman Cardinals built up a 3 - 0 lead in the first five innings and were never headed as they took down the league-leading Minot Mallards 6 - 4. Gentry Jessup gained his 5th pitching victory against 4 defeats in going the route for the winners. Jessup gave up 10 hits but kept them fairly well scattered. Warren Martin, Minot fireballer, lost his first game of the season after posting two victories. The Cards touched him for nine hits including home runs by Sam Hill and Sonny Andrews. Jack Schaeffer and Chick Longest each had a pair of singles for Carman while Duke Bowman had a double and single for the Mallards. The Ducks also had a duo of singles off the bats of Zoonie McLean, Wally Jako and John Kennedy.

Jessup (W 5-4) and Gallegos
Martin (L 2-1) and Massaro

(July 14)  The Winnipeg Giants defeated the Brandon Greys 8 - 4 to hand the last-place Greys their 8th straight home loss. New Winnipeg manager Jesse Douglas led the Giants from the dugout in his first test at the helm. The Giants unleashed an 11-hit assault on loser Mario Amaro who went the distance for the cellar-dwelling Greys. Walt McCoy had a one-hitter going for the Winnipegers until the 6th inning when the Greys started to warm up to his slants. Giants' newcomer Lester Lockett poled the game's only home run. Cowan Hyde led Winnipeg batters with 3 safeties. Armando Vasquez, Clarence King and Irvin Castille had a pair each for Brandon.

McCoy (W) and Louden
Amaro (L) and F.Robinson

(July 15)  Dan Wilson singled. Those 3 words tell the story of the ManDak League game at Minot. Wilson was the only man to face the Mallards' Jonas Gaines before the rains came and washed out their game with the Winnipeg Giants. At Brandon, the home-town Greys and Carman Cardinals didn't start at all.

(July 14)  Sugar Cain, still troubled by a finger injury that had him on the shelf for three weeks, tossed his second straight shutout as Minot topped Carman 6-0.  Cain held the Cardinals to seven hits while fanning seven and issuing no walks. The right-hander blanked Brandon 1-0 in a six-inning tilt on July 5th.  He had earlier shutout the Greys 10-0 in his first start on May 30th.

Shortstop Zoonie McLean paced the Mallards with a pair of triples knocking in two runs.  

Brenzel (L) and Gallegos
Cain (W) and Massaro

(July 15)  Right hander Ed Albosta, former Brooklyn Dodger, was scheduled to arrive in Minot to join the Mallards.  Albosta won 19 while pitching in 1951 with Saginaw of the Class A Central League.

(July 16)   Brandon topped Carman 9-4.  Irvin Castille and Frazer Robinson each drove in a pair of runs for the Greys. Harry Butts gave up just six hits in going the distance for the win.  He fanned ten. Loser pitcher Willie Hutchinson was touched for 12 hits.

Butts (W) and F.Robinson
W Hutchinson (L) and Gallegos

(July 16)  In a pitching duel in Winnipeg, Minot and the Giants fought to a 1-1 tie called at the end of 13 innings by a curfew.  Jonas Gaines tossed an eight-hitter for the Mallards while Hal Price allowed just nine.  Gaines fanned seven and walked seven.  Price had ten strikeouts and three walks.  Minot shortstop Zoonie McLean had an outstanding game, a double and single at the plate and 10 defensive plays, several of the outstanding variety.  Curly Haas, business manager of the Giants, announced that Ted Radcliffe and Othello Strong had been suspended indefinitely.  Radcliffe was released by the Giants on Saturday and Strong jumped the club to got with Radcliffe. Jesse Douglas has been named playing-manager.

Gaines and Massaro
Price and Louden

Minot      24-08
Carman     13-15
Winnipeg   13-16
Brandon     8-19

(July 17)   Winnipeg Giants romped home with first place money in the $3,000 invitational tournament at Brandon.  As they did in a 10-inning final in the earlier Brandon tourney, Giants had another sensational finish as they erupted for three runs in the bottom of the 9th to come from behind to top Carman 4-3 in the championship game.  Al Spearman allowed just six singles to register the win.  Harry Rhodes allowed five hits, including Lester Lockett's long triple in the 9th which scored a pair of runs to tie at 3-3. 

Rhodes (L) and Gallegos
Spearman (W) and Louden

Winnipeg walloped Brandon 8-1 in the opening game with lefty Al Bryant holding the Greys to four hits.  Willie Scruggs started for Brandon, giving way to Enrique Marota in the 3rd. Carman reached the final with a 10-4 win over Minot.  Murray Richardson went the route for the win.  John Kelly took the loss. Duke Bowman came on in the 4th to mop up.  Brandon shaded Minot 4-3 in the playoff for third money.

Scruggs (L), Marota (3) and Clifford
Bryant (W) and Louden

J Kelly (L), D Bowman (4) and Massaro
M Richardson (W) and Gallegos

Murray (L) and Kennedy
TW Richardson (W) and Clifford

(July 18)  Minot blasted 19 hits and crushed the Indian Head Rockets 11-2 in an exhibition game at Municipal Park in Minot.  Quincy Barbee had five of the hits, all singles, and drove in three runs.  Wally Jako of the Mallards had the only homer. Minot scored three in the opening frame off Rolando Garcia and never looked back.  Warren Martin held the Rockets to just five hits.

Garcia (L), Bates (3) and Ford
Martin (W) and Massaro

(July 18)   Brandon rallied for three runs in the 7th and four in the 8th to down Carman 7-3 at Brandon.  Cardinals had taken the lead in the 3rd on Chick Longest's two-run homer and added another in the 6th.  But Gentry Jessop weakened in the 7th and solid clouting by Bus Vasquez, Joe Mitchell, Norm Robinson and Clarence King provided the Greys with the winning margin.  A mild rhubarb developed in the 8th after Vasquez was waived home from third after a triple. Third baseman Ernie Bousy was called for interference.  Greys announced the signing of pitchers Samuel Williams and Barney Brown, third baseman Leon Kellman, shortstop Pee Wee Butts and outfielder Joe Kimbro.  Released were Cesar Argudin, Willie Scruggs and Enrique Matota.

Jessop (L) and Gallegos
Jenkins (W) and Clifford

(July 19)   Winnipeg Giants erupted for four runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to trip Carman 5-4 before 1,200 fans at Osborne Stadium.  Tom Parker, righthanded refugee from Brantford, Ontario, tossed five-hit ball for the win and contributed two hiits and a run batted in.  Giants' playing manager Jesse Douglas belted a towering two-run homer in the 8th inning to bring Winnipeg into a 4-4 draw. Nick Cannulli, who had earlier made a pair of glaring errors, singled to left in the big 8th frame to knock in Parker with the winning marker. Carman had taken a 3-0 lead in the first inning, two runs scoring on a double by playing manager Jack SchaefferGentry Jessop singled in another.  Giants got one back in the 4th when Douglas singled, stole second and scored on Parker's double.  Cards came right back in the 6th on a circuit blast by Lyman Bostock

Brenzel (L) and Gallegos
Parker (2-1) and Louden

Minot      25-09
Winnipeg   14-16
Carman     13-16
Brandon     9 20

(July 19)   Brandon Greys scored in the top of the 7th, and final, inning to shade Minot 4-3.  Bus Vasquez scattered six hits for the win.  Greys had 12 hits off of Ed Albosta making his first start for the Mallards.  Clarence King bashed a triple and two singles to lead the winners.  Frazer Robinson had a double and two singles. 

Vasquez (W) and F. Robinson
Albosta (L) and Massaro

(July 20)   A five-run 6th inning carried Minot to an 8-4 victory over Brandon and a split of their weekend series at Minot.  Sugar Cain pitched the victory allowing nine hits.  He whiffed seven and walked one. Duke Bowman, Quincy Barbee and Cain each had a double and single for the Mallards.

Amaro, Butts (L) (2), Sam Williams (6) and F. Robinson
Cain (W) and Massaro

(July 21)   Carman Cardinals broke loose for four runs in the 5th inning and toppled the league-leading Minot Mallards 5-1.  Sam Hill led the Cards with a homer and run-scoring single.  Murray Richardson held the Mallards to four hits to gain the win.  Jonas Gaines allowed nine hits in taking the loss.

Gaines (L) and Masaro
M Richardson (W) and McKerlie

(July 21)   Winnipeg Giants scored three runs in the first inning and went on to a 7-3 win over Brandon.  Second baseman Dan Wilson belted a double and two singles to lead the Giants. Walt McCoy held the Greys to seven hits in registering the win. 

Amaro (L), TW Richardson (5) and Clifford
McCoy (W) and Douglas

(July 22)   Southpaw Barney Brown made an impressive debut with Brandon pitching the Greys to a 7-1 victory over Carman Cardinals.  Brown, a Negro League veteran from from Philadelphia, allowed seven hits and whiffed ten, issuing a single base on balls.  Frazer Robinson led the offense with three hits and two runs batted in.  Irvin Castille had two hits and knocked in a pair. Greys rapped Harry Rhodes for 14 safeties.

Rhodes (L) and McKerlie
Brown (W) and F Robinson

(July 22)   Winnipeg Giants received outstanding pitching by Hal Price and some timely hitting to edge Minot Mallards 2-1 at Osborne Stadium.  Price walked in Wally Jako in the first inning then blanked the Mallards the rest of the way.  He allowed five hits and set eight batters down on strikes.  Giants scored in the 7th to tie.  Playing manager Jesse Douglas doubled and pinch-hitter Tom Parker singled to right to bring him home.  Winnipeg scored the winner in the 8th as leadoff batter Dan Wilson rapped a double and Nick Cannulli followed with a single.  John Kelly was the hard luck loser with his first loss in seven decisions.  Mallards had an opportunity in the 9th as Sugar Cain reached on an error and, with one out, Quincy Barbee doubled to right centre.  Wally Jako bounced toward shortstop Nick Cannulli.  Barbee, off with the pirch, accidentally collided with Cannulli who was about to gather in the ball.  Cain scored from third.  Jako was ruled out for interference and Cain sent back to third.  Price then fanned Wilbur Greene to end the contest.

Kelly (6-1) and Massaro
Price (W) and Louden

(July 23)  Gentry Jessop fired a six-hitter as Carman topped Brandon 9-3.  Sam Hill tripled in a run in the 3rd inning, pushed across a run with a fielder's choice in the 6th and knocked in two more with a single in the 8th. 

S.Williams (L), P.Jenkins (3), W.Wells (8) and F.Robinson
Jessop (W) and McKerlie

(July 23)  Homers by Duke Bowman and Don Corcoran and a bases-clearing double by Joe Massaro paced a 16-hit Minot attack and the Mallards whipped Winnipeg Giants 13-2.  Zoonie McLean had a double and two singles in his return to the club.  Right-hander Warren Martin scattered eight hits in going the distance for the win.  Martin blanked the Giants until the 7th when Al Bryant drove in Jesse Douglas and Jerry Powell.

Martin (W) and Massaro
Spearman (L), Bryant (2) and Louden

Minot     26-11
Winnipeg  16-17
Carman    15-18
Brandon   11-22

(July 24)  Carman scored twice in the 9th to shade Winnipeg 9-8.  The Giants broke a 7-7 tie in the 8th inning as Nick Cannulli doubled, moved to third on a ground out and scored on a pitch that got away from Carman backstop Almer McKerlie.  Cardinals responded in the top of 9th as Gentry Jessop singled in Ernie Boushy, who had walked.  Sam Hill, who reached on a fielder's choice, advanced to third and scored on Jack Schaeffer's long fly to centre with the eventual winning marker. Harry Rhodes, third of four Carman hurlers registered the win.  McKerlie reinjured his glove hand in the 8th and was replaced by Mel Gallegos.

Brenzel, M Richardson (4), Rhodes (W) (7), Hutchinson (9) and McKerlie, Gallegos (8) 
Finch (3-2) and Douglas

(July 24)  A five-run outburst in the 4th inning carried Minot to a 9-3 win over the Greys at Brandon.  Mal Murray spaced out nine hits to get the win.  Wilbur Greene had a double and triple for the Mallards and Quincy Barbee added three safeties.

Murray (W) and Massaro
Vasquez (L), Jenkins (5) and Robinson

(July 25)   Winnipeg playing manager Jesse Douglas highlighted the Giants' offensive outburst with a two-run homer, two singles and two runs scored as his charges coasted to a 12-6 win over Willie Wells' Brandon Greys at Osborne Stadium.  Winning pitcher Tom Parker blasted a three-run homer. 

TW Richardson (L), Wells (5) and Clifford
T Parker (W), Price (7) and Louden, Douglas (3), Hyde (9)

(July 25)  Sam Hill's two-run homer in the 3rd proved to be the difference as Carman downed Minot 4-2.  Hill drove in another run with a single in the 5th.  Willie Hutchinson was the winner going the distance.  He fanned 11. Yogi Giammarco 4th inning homer was his 10th of the season, setting a ManDak League record.  Bob Harvey had 9 for Elmwood last season.  Ed Albosta allowed just six hits in a losing cause for Minot.

Albosta (L) and Massaro
Hutchinson (W) and Bostock

(July 26)    It was a wild one at Winnipeg -- 39 hits, 15 for extra bases and 24 runs.  Brandon Greys came out on top, 14-10, breaking a 7-7 tie with six runs in the 8th inning.   With two out, Greys got five straight hits to put the game on ice.  Clarence King, Jose Colas and Luther Clifford each had four hits.  King's offensive outburst included a homer. Colas had four runs batted in.  Bus Vasquez had a homer and triple. For Winnipeg, Johnny Washington broke out of a slump with four hits, two doubles and two singles.  Lester Lockett had three hits, one of them a homer. 

Amaro (W), Williams (8) and Clifford
McCoy (L), Finch (9) and Louden

(July 27)   Sugar Cain tossed a seven-hitter to lead Minot to a 9-2 win over Winnipeg.  It was Cain's 7th win of the season.  Mallards increased their league lead to 8 1/2 games.  Duke Bowman led the attack against Giants' ace Hal Price with a triple and two singles.  Zoonie McLean had a double and two singles. 

Price (L) and Louden
Cain (W) and Massaro

Minot     28-12
Winnipeg  17-18
Carman    17-20
Brandon   12-24

(July 28)   A seven-run 2nd inning, highlighted by Zoonie McLean's grand slam homer, carried Minot Mallards to a 10-5 victory over the Cardinals at Carman.  Wally Jako also had a homer for the Mallards.  In Minot's big inning, Yogi Giammarco led off with a single, stole second and move to third when catcher Mel Gallegos dropped the third strike on Quincy BarbeeNorm Corcoran's single scored the first run and sent Barbee to third.  Singles by John Kelly and John Kennedy plated two more markers.  Duke Bowman was hit by a pitch to load the bases for McLean who belted one over the left field wall. 

Kelly, Murray (W) (4)  and Massaro
Brenzel (L), M Richardson (4) and Gallegos

(July 28)   Winnipeg Giants broke a 4-4 tie with four runs in the 6th inning and went on to top Brandon 8-5 in spite of 5 errors.  Dan Wilson's two-run double was the key blow. Lefty Al Bryant held the Greys to six hits to gaining the win.  Luther Clifford had given the Greys and early lead with a two-run homer in the 3rd inning.

Butts (L), Jenkins (5) and F Robinson
Bryant (W) and Louden

(July 29)   Veteran lefthander Barney Brown allowed just five hits and an unearned run to make his second start with Brandon a winning one, 13-1 over Winnipeg Giants.  Brown is 2-0 with one earned run in 18 innings.  He has 13 strikeouts and just one walk. Greys rapped out 17 hits, four of them by Irvin Castille who belted a triple, two doubles and a single. Jose Colas chipped in with three hits.  Luther Clifford knocked in three runs with a double and single.

Finch (L) and Louden
Brown (2-0) and F Robinson

(July 29)  Minot used two big innings to whip Carman 12-8.  Mallards scored five in the 1st and six in the 9th to walk away with the victory.  John Kelly went the distance for his 7th win in eight decisions and knocked in three runs with a homer and two singles.  Quincy Barbee also homered for the Mallards.  Duke Bowman added a triple and two singles. Third baseman Ernie Boushy had four hits for the Cardinals.  The Mallards bus broken down about 20 miles from Carman and the team didn't arrive until 45 minutes before game time. 

Kelly (7-1) and Massaro
Jessup (L) and Bostock

(July 30)   Minot Mallards whipped  Winnipeg 10-4 to captured top prize in their own ManDak TournamentWally Jako and Quincy Barbee wielded the big bats for the Mallards, Barbee with a homer, triple and two singles.  Jako added two doubles and a pair of singles.  Dan Wilson had three singles for the Giants.  Warren Martin went the distance for the win. In opening action, Winnipeg topped Carman 5-3 and Minot got by Brandon 2-0 on Jonas Gaines' four-hitter.  In the playoff for third money, Carman beat Brandon 5-1 as Jerry Cobb held the Greys to three hits.

Winnipeg 5 Carman 3
Spearman (W) and Louden
VanKnoughnet (L) and Gallegos

Minot 2 Brandon 0
Gaines (W) and Massaro
Vasquez (L) and Wells

Brandon 1 Carman 5
Sam Williams (L) and F Robinson
Cobb (W) and Gallegos

Winnipeg 4 Minot 10
McCoy (L) and Louden
Martin (W) and Massaro

(July 30)   A pair of Carman hitters top the ManDak League batting race.  Gentry Jessop leads the circuit with a .373 mark with teammate Chick Longest hot on his heels at .369.  Zoonie McLean of Minot is third, at .359.  Yogi Giammarco of the Mallards leads the loop with nine homers.  Wally Jako leads in doubles with 11.

         To July 25               AB  R  H 2B 3B HR SB RBI PCT
 1952 MD Jessop, Gentry CA        67  6 25  4  0  1  0 13 .373
 1952 MD Longest, Chick CA       130 24 48  9  1  5  9 24 .369
 1952 MD McLean, Zoonie MI       128 36 46  7  4  2  3 31 .359
 1952 MD King, Clarence BR        59  9 21  3  1  0  4  8 .356
 1952 MD Vasquez, Bus BR          96 18 32  6  3  0  3 15 .333
 1952 MD Giammarco, Yogi MI      119 40 39 10  4  9  6 31 .328
 1952 MD Andrews, Sonny CA       124 30 37  7  3  3  1 19 .298
 1952 MD Castille, Irwin BR       78 14 23  2  1  1  1 10 .295
 1952 MD Bostock, Lyman CA       122 26 36  7  1  3  1 20 .295
 1952 MD Massaro, Joe MI         153 21 45  7  3  3  1 34 .294
 1952 MD Kennedy, John MI        143 32 42  2  7  1  9 22 .294
 1952 MD Cain, Sugar MI           34  5 10  2  0  1  1  8 .294
 1952 MD Argudin, Cesar BR        41 15 12  2  3  0  3  2 .293
 1952 MD Jako, Wally MI          152 36 43 11  2  5  3 24 .283
 1952 MD Barbee, Quincy MI       145 29 41  4  3  3  1 28 .283
 1952 MD Bowman, Duke MI         150 29 42  6  2  1  1 11 .280
 1952 MD Butts, PeeWee BR         36  6 10  0  0  0  0  4 .278
 1952 MD Mitchell, Joe BR        120 20 33  5  8  0  4 11 .275
 1952 MD Douglas, Jesse WG       125 32 34  6  3 11  1 16 .272
 1952 MD Price, Hal WG            52  9 14  3  0  1  0  6 .269
 1952 MD McKerlie, Almer CA       91  9 24  2  0  0  0 15 .264
 1952 MD Hill, Sam CA            130 25 34  3  2  3  3 19 .262
 1952 MD Robinson, Norm BR       104 13 27  5  4  1  2 19 .260
 1952 MD Wilson, Dan WG           98 13 25  6  0  1  3 10 .255
 1952 MD Louden, Lou WG          106 17 27  7  0  5  2 20 .255
 1952 MD Robinson, Frazer BR      59  8 15  1  0  0  1 10 .254
 1952 MD Hyde, Cowan WG          128 23 32  3  1  0  4 14 .250
 1952 MD Corcoran, Don MI        128 29 31  2  1  6  4 21 .242
 1952 MD Washington, Johnny WG   100 14 24  3  0  2  3 19 .240
 1952 MD Powell, Gerry WG         98 17 23  4  1  1  4  8 .235
 1952 MD Cannulli, Nick WG       116 24 26  5  1  0  1 15 .224
 1952 MD Rhodes, Harry CA         41  4  9  0  0  2  0  4 .220
 1952 MD Schaeffer, Jack CA       32  2  7  1  0  0  2  4 .219
 1952 MD Watkins, Skeeter BR     120 20 26  4  1  0  7  8 .217
 1952 MD Gallegos, Mel CA         50  1 10  1  0  0  2  3 .200
 1952 MD Jenkins, PeeWee BR       27  2  5  0  0  0  0  1 .185
 1952 MD Bousy, Ernie CA         113  9 20  2  1  0  1 15 .177
 1952 MD Brenzel, Fred CA         51  4  9  3  0  0  1  3 .176
 1952 MD Colas, Jose BR           61  6 10  1  0  0  3  3 .164
 1952 MD Greene, Wilbur MI        49  4  4  1  0  0  1  3 .082

(July 31)   Brandon Greys pushed across two runs in the 6th inning to break a 3-3 tie and register a 5-3 win over Winnipeg.  The Brandon rally came with two out.  Irwin Castille walked and pitcher Mario Amaro singled to right.  Skeeter Watkins singled to score Castille and Bus Vasquez doubled to score another.  In the 4th inning Castille laid down a textbook squeeze bunt to score Joe Mitchell, who had tripled.  Amaro fired a seven-hitter for the win.  Tom Parker took the loss.

Parker (L) and Louden
Amaro (W) and Clifford

(August 1)   Jose Colas singled in Chick Longest with the winning run in the 9th inning to give Brandon a 4-3 win over Carman Cardinals.  Down 3-2, a walk and a wild pitch put pinch-hitter Sonny Andrews in scoring position and Longest tied the match at 3-3 with a smash to centre setting the stage for Colas' key blow.  Southpaw Harry Butts went the route for the win, allowing nine hits and setting down 10 via strikeout.  Second baseman Joe Mitchell paced the winners with a pair of three-baggers. 

Hutchinson (L) and Bostock, Gallegos
Butts (W) and Clifford, F Robinson (9)

(August 3)  Carman Cardinals edged Minot 7-5, in 11 innings before 1,100 fans at Minot.  Cards held a 5-4 lead in the 6th inning, but the Mallards tied in the 7th.  Lyman Bostock slammed a three-run homer in the 5th for Carman.  Gentry Jessop and Jack Schaeffer belted doubles for the winners while Yogi Giammarco and John Kennedy had two-baggers for Minot.

Rhodes, Richardson (W) (4) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(August 3)  The scheduled fixture at Osborne Stadium between Brandon and the Giants was called by rain in the 2nd inning.

(August 4)  Brandon Greys won the fourth and last of the ManDak tournaments with a 2-1 win over Carman in the final.  Bus Vasquez was the hero for the Greys.  He singled in the bottom of the 9th, stole second and third and scored the winner when the throw to third sailed into left field.  Weldon Ridley drove in Leonard Pigg to give Carman an early lead.  Clarence King's double tied it in the 6th. Butch Conley, who joined the Cards from the Brooklyn Cuban Giants had a double for Carman.

Jerry Cobb (L) and Pigg
Jenkins (W) and F Robinson

In opening games, Brandon whipped Winnipeg 9-0 and Carman topped Minot 5-1.

" ... In a game ... that saw Carman go into the final, it was another boy from the country that did something that hasn't been done before this season.  Frenchy Pantil, a 19-year-old youngster from Notre Dame de Lourdes, Man., stopped Minot with a neat one-hitter.  Except for a second-inning double by Yogi Giammarco, the Minot bats were dead."  Winnipeg Free Press

Sam Williams (W) and F Robinson
Finch (L), Bryant (5) and Louden

Pantil (W) and Kapphahn
Greene (L) and Kennedy

Winnipeg beat Minot 8-1 in the consolation final.

McLean (L), Greene (2) and Kennedy
Spearman (W) and Louden

(August 5)  Catcher Lou Louden drove in four runs with a homer, double and single as Winnipeg Giants topped Minot 10-6 in the first game of a scheduled double-header..  Lester Lockett also had three hits for Winnipeg. Nick Cannuli of the Giants scored four times and knocked in a pair with a homer. Giants took a 7-0 lead after two innings and withstood a late rally by the Mallards.  Sugar Cain and Yogi Giammarco had four-baggers for the Mallards.  It was Giammarco's 11th circuit blast of the season.  Hal Price, with late relief help from Walt McCoy, picked up the win.

Murray (L) and Kennedy
Price (W), McCoy (6) and Louden

The teams played to a 3-3 tie in the second game of the twin-bill.  The game was called after six innings because of Winnipeg's 11:20 curfew.  John Kelly held the Giants to 3 hits while Al Bryant allowed just four to the Mallards.  Zoonie McLean had a homer for Minot.

Kelly and Kennedy
Bryant and Louden

(August 5)  Carman exploded for eight runs in the 8th inning to erase a 10-4 deficit en route to a 12-11 triumph over Brandon.  Cards has just nine hits, three by Chick LongestErnie Boushy had a two-run triple.  Brandon's Luther Clifford poked a pair of homers, good for four runs batted in.  Clarence King also had a homer for the Greys.  Gentry Jessop, with relief help from Andy Porter, picked up the win.  Harry Butts, who walked 11, took the loss.

Butts (L), Brown (8) and Clifford
Jessop (W), Porter (9) and Pigg

Minot      30-14
Carman     19-21
Winnipeg   19-22
Brandon    15-16

(August 6)   In a contest which featured 31 hits, 18 by Brandon, the Greys downed the Mallards 11-6 at Minot.  Jose  Colas paced the winners with a two-run home run and three singles.  Joe Mitchell added a triple and three singles and Bus Vasquez had a double and single.  Vasquez went the distance for the win. 

Vasquez (W) and F Robinson
Cain (6-2) and Kennedy

(August 6)  Winnipeg Giants pushed across three runs in the 8th inning to come from behind to top Carman 5-3 and move into sole position of second place in the ManDak League standings a half-game ahead of the Cardinals.  Trailing 3-2, the Giants finally broke through against Fred Brenzel as Lou Louden led off the Giants' 8th with a single.  Lester Lockett pushed across the tying run with a double to the right field wall.  Cowan Hyde's single plated Lockett with the deciding marker.  Chick Longest had the game's only homer.  Tom Parker was the winning pitcher.

Brenzel (L) and Pigg
Parker (W) and Louden

(August 6)    Zoonie McLean of Minot is the leader in the batting race.  The Mallards' playing manager has a .359 mark in a tight ace with Clarence King of Brandon, at .354.  A pair of Carman Cardinals rank next, Gentry Jessop, with a .350 average, and Chick Longest, tied with Bus Vasquez of the Greys at .349.

                      GP  AB  R  H RBI AVE
 McLean, Zoonie MI    36 142 41 51 36 .359
 King, Clarence BR    21  82 13 29 13 .354
 Jessop, Gentry CA    27  80  6 28 13 .350
 Longest, Chick CA    37 146 24 51 25 .349
 Vasquez, Bus BR      30 106 20 37 19 .349
 Giammarco, Yogi MI   40 138 44 44 36 .319
 Castille, Irwin BR   28  97 19 30 13 .309
 Bostock, Lyman CA    37 135 30 41 23 .304
 Kennedy, John MI     42 166 38 49 24 .295
 Bowman, Duke MI      42 171 37 50 14 .292

(August 7)   Brandon spotted Winnipeg Giants a 3-0 lead then roared back to whip the Giants 9-4 at Brandon.  TW Richardson allowed just one hit in a five-inning relief appearance to spark the Greys.  Jose Colas broke up a tight ballgame with a three-run double in the 7th inning.  Joe Mitchell rapped a double and single and scored three times for the Greys.

McCoy (L) and Louden
Amaro, TW Richardson (W) (5) and Clifford

(August 8)   Al Spearman tossed a four-hitter as Winnipeg downed Carman 12-6 in the first game of a twinbill at Carman.  Cardinals won the second game 7-3.  Cowan Hyde had a two-run homer and single for the Giants in the opener.  Lester Lockett and Walt McCoy each had a double and single.  Sam Hill paced the Cards with a pair of doubles.  In the second game, Harry Rhodes bested Hal Price as Carman notched the 7-3 win.  Rhodes limited the Giants to five hits.  Chick Longest belted a three-run homer in the 2nd and added a pair of singles.  Lyman Bostock had a double and two singles while Len Pigg helped out with two singles.  Lou Louden's triple and double paced the Giants. 

Spearman (W) and Louden
M Richardson (L) and McKerlie

Price (L) and Louden
Rhodes (W) and Pigg

(August 8)   In his third straight outstanding start, Barney Brown held Minot to six hits as Brandon topped the Mallards 4-1.  Over his three wins, Brown has allowed just two earned runs on 18 hits in 27 innings. He's fanned 24 batters.  Greys took the lead in the first inning as Irvin Castille doubled and Joe Mitchell singled him home.  In the 4th inning, Brown's single drove in Norm Robinson and Castille's second hit of the day scored Brown.  Luther Clifford doubled and scored in the 8th inning to complete the Brandon scoring.  For the Mallards, John Kennedy tripled leading off the 9th and scored on Mal Murray's single.

Gaines (L) and Tiller
Brown (3-0) and F Robinson

(August 9)  The Brandon Greys and Carman Cardinals split a Saturday double-bill in Brandon, the Greys taking the 7-inning opener 6 - 4 and the Redbirds coming back to even the score with a 4 - 1 triumph in the nightcap.

The Cards out-hit their Brandon hosts 10 to 4 in the matinee event but had major difficulty at the plate solving winner Pee Wee Jenkins with runners in scoring position. Both chuckers went the distance.

Jessup (L) and McKerlie
Jenkins (W) and Clifford

Lyman Bostock and Chick Longest both had two hits for Carman in the second encounter, supporting the mound efforts of winner Andy Porter. Norm Robinson with a double and single led Brandon at the plate.

Porter (W) and Pigg
Butts (L) and Clifford

(August 9) The Winnipeg Giants narrowly edged by the Minot Mallards 9 - 8 on the strength of a three-run 9th inning rally. All three of the 9th frame tallies were unearned. Hal Price, in a relief role, picked up his 9th win of the campaign against 5 losses. Lester Lockett had four RBI's in this contest for the G-men, on a double and 3 singles. Zoonie McLean led Minot with a similar performance.

Bryant, Price (3) (W) and Louden
Martin, Albosta (5) (L) and Massaro

(August 10) After changing venues, the Brandon Greys took the rubber-match of a 3-game weekend set with the Carman Cardinals by edging their hosts 3 - 1 in Carman. Trailing 1 - 0 going into the 6th, the Greys plated a pair to take the lead and then tacked on an insurance run in the 7th. T.W. Richardson was far and away the game's individual star. Besides setting Carman down on 5 hits, he hit 2 home runs to pace his team in the hitting department. Frazier Robinson, Clarence King and Luther Clifford all singled twice for the winners. Ernie Boucher led the Cards at the dish with a brace of one-baggers.

T.W. Richardson (W) and Clifford
Hutchinson (L) and Pigg

(August 10) A five-run outburst in the 8th frame gave the Winnipeg Giants an 8 - 6 win over the Minot Mallards and a sweep of their weekend series. Lefty Bryant got the mound win, improving his record to 3 wins against a pair of losses, and sent John Kelly down to only his 2nd setback of the year. Kelly came into the game with 7 hill victories. Cowan Hyde belted a 370 foot homer for Winnipeg with two aboard. Zoonie McLean's three hits paced the Mallards from the batters' box.

Bryant (W) and Louden
Kelly (L), Martin (8) and Massaro

(August 11)   Tom Parker shutout Brandon on six hits and Winnipeg Giants kept alive their slim hopes of catching first place Minot Mallards with an 8-0 victory over the Greys at Osborne Stadium.  Parker set down 12  batters by strike out and walked just one.  Catcher Lou Louden led the Giants with a 3 for 3 night and he knocked in a pair.  Dan Wilson had three hits and three runs batted in. 

Sam Williams (L) and Clifford
Parker (W) and Louden

(August 11)   Carman sent Minot to its third straight defeat, downing the league-leading Mallards 10-9.  Cardinals sewed up the win with a four-run rally in the 8th inning.  Len Pigg's two-run single was the key blow.  Chick Longest knocked in a run with a double and Lyman Bostock singled in another.  Bostock led the winners with a homer, double and three singles.  Winning pitcher Fred Brenzel had three singles.  Wally Jako and Yogi Giammarco each had three safeties for the Mallards.

Murray, Albosta (L) (7) and Massaro
Brenzel (W), M Richardson (9) and Pigg

Minot     30 19
Winnipeg  24 24
Carman    22 25
Brandon   20 28

(August 12)    Brandon Greys crushed the Winnipeg hopes of first place in the ManDak League taking both ends of a doubleheader, 5-1 and 14-9.  TW Richardson fired a five-hitter as the Greys took the opener.  Walt McCoy was the loser.

McCoy (L) and Lockett
TW Richardson (W) and Clifford

Trailing 6-5 in the 7th inning of the second game, Brandon exploded for six runs, highlighted by Jose Colas' inside-the-park homer, to take a commanding lead.  Mario Amaro went all the way for the win.  He allowed eight hits.  Brandon collected 14 safeties off Al Spearman

Spearman (L) and Louden
Amaro (W) and Clifford

(August 12)   Sugar Cain tossed a six-hit shutout as Minot downed Carman 5-0 to end a seven-game losing streak and clinch first place in the ManDak League standings.  It was Cain's 4th shutout of the season.  Zoonie McLean's 3rd inning homer would be all the Mallards would need.  The Minot manager also contributed a pair of singles. Mallards jumped into a four-run lead in the first inning, on two-run doubles by Joe Massaro and Wally Jako, and never looked back.

Cain (W) and Massaro
Rhodes (L) and Pigg

(August 13)   Winnipeg's Hal Price won his 10th game of the season pitching the Giants to an 8-5 win over Minot.  Lou Louden and Dan Wilson led the Giants' 12-hit attack each with a double and single.  Don Corcoran gave the home folks something to cheer about with an inside-the-park homer in the 3rd inning. 

Price (10-5) and Louden
Gaines (L), Martin (6), Murray (8) and Massaro

(August 13)   Brandon Greys managed to escape the cellar in the ManDak League on Wednesday, but it was short lived.  Greys made the climb with a 4-3 victory over Carman in the first game of a doubleheader.  A 3-1 loss in the second game sent the Greys back to familiar territory.  The scheduled seven-inning opener went an extra frame before the Greys notched the win.  With two out in the 8th, Skeeter Watkins drew a walk and moved to second on a single by Jose Colas Norm Robinson's clout scored the winner.  Harry Butts hurled a six-hitter to clain the win.  Watkins led the offense with a triple, double and single. 

M Richardson (L) and Pigg
Butts (W) and F.Robinson

In the nightcap, Carman grabbed a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning and held on for the victory.  Brandon's only run came in the 3rd as Jose Colas beat out a bunt and scored on an infield grounder.  Tex Connelly, Chick Longest, Ernie Boushy and Jack Schaeffer each had a pair of singles for the Cardinals. Sam Hill, with a double, had the only extra base hit for Carman. Gentry Jessup held Brandon to four hits to take the win.  Barney Brown took the loss, his second against three wins.

Jessup (W) and McKerlie
Brown (3-2) and Clifford

(August 14)   Brandon Greys blew a 6-0 lead then stormed back to edge Minot 12-11 in 11 innings in a dramatic finish at Brandon.  Jose Colas belted a towering two-run homer over the left field fence in the bottom of the 11th after the Mallards had taken the lead with a run in the top of the frame. Wally Jako's three-run blast in the 8th had brought Minot into a 9-9 tie.  Luther Clifford and Bus Vasquez each had four hits to lead the Greys.  Sam Williams, who relieved starter Vasquez in the 9th, picked up the win.  Wilbur Greene went all the way for Minot.

Greene (L) and Massaro
Vasquez, Sam Williams (W) (9) and FRobinson, Clifford (9)

(August 14)   Sam Hill had six hits, scored four and knocked in three as Carman swept a pair from Winnipeg 11-2 and 13-0.  Chick Longest added a triple and homer and three runs scored in the first game and drove in three runs with a double and single in the second game.  Jack Schaeffer add a homer for the Cards. Andy Porter scattered six hits to take the win in the first game.  Willie Hutchinson shutout the Giants on two hits in the second game.  He whiffed seven and walked two. 

Porter (W) and Pigg
Bryant (L), Douglas (4) and Louden

Hutchinson (W) and McKelvie
McCoy (L) and Louden

(August 15)   Minot Mallards clubbed six homers among 22 hits to demolish Winnipeg Giants 25-8.  Don Corcoran and Zoonie McLean belted a pair of homers and Sugar Cain and Duke Bowman added single shots.  Corcoran and Joe Massaro each drove in six runs.  McLean knocked in four. Yogi Giammarco padded his offensive statistics with 5 hits in six trips and had 3 runs batted in.  Nick Cannuli and Lou Louden blasted home runs for the Giants.  Louden and Lester Lockett each had three hits. 

Kelly, Albosta (W) (2) and Massaro
Parker (L), Price (2) and Louden

(August 15)   Playing-manager Jack Schaeffer belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the 13th inning to give Carman an 11-9 win over Brandon in a controversial finish to a four-hour ball game.  Brandon had taken a 9-8 lead in the top of the 13th. Schaefer's blast, with Chick Longest and Lyman Bostock aboard, was first ruled the third out of the inning. Cards' left fielder, Bus Vasquez had gone back to the fence on Schaefer's hit and swooped his glove along the ground as if making the catch.  He walked to the infield and the umpire signaled the third out.  However, several Carman spectators chased after umpire George Murray and forced him to look in left field where a ball was found lying under the fence.  Murray then erased the catch and awarded the win to the Cardinals.  

Harry Rhodes had three hits, including a pair of homers for Carman and TW Richardson had a four-bagger for Brandon. 

Jenkins, TW Richardson (3), Butts (7), Brown (L) (9) and Robinson
Rhodes, M Richardson (8), Jessup (W) (9) and McKerlie, Pigg (9)

Minot      32-21
Carman     27-26
Winnipeg   25-29
Brandon    24-30

(August 16)    ManDak League officials have overturned Friday's verdict at Carman.  With two on in the bottom of the 13th inning and Cardinals trailing Brandon 9-8, Jack Schaeffer laced one to left field where Bus Vasquez appeared to make the catch.  Angry Carman fans escorted umpire George Murray to left and showed him a ball under the fence.  Murray reversed the decision to call Schaeffer the third out and instead the play went into the books as a three-run homer.  The Greys protest has been upheld with the game going to Brandon by a 9-8 margin.  The decision means the Greys and Winnipeg Giants finish in a tie for third place forcing a draw to determine who meets the second-place Cards and first-place Mallards in the playoff semi-finals.

Minot      32-21
Carman     26-27
Winnipeg   25-29
Brandon    25-29

(August 16)  In the finale to the ManDak League's regular season, Carman Cardinals had 18 hits to whip Minot Mallards 15-2.  Sonny Andrews smacked four singles, Lyman Bostock a double and a pair of singles and Sam Hill a triple and single to led the winners.  The pitcher-short Cards sent catcher Almer McKerlie to the hill and he tossed three-hit ball into the 6th inning.  Murray Richardson finished up. 

A. McKerlie (W), M Richardson (6) and Pigg
Murray (L), Martin (7) and Massaro