1952 Game Reports Ontario     


(May 16)   Kitchener got an 8-2 win over St. Thomas to kick off the 1952 Intercounty League season.

(May 17)  Saturday afternoon before a crowd of 2,400 at Kitchener, the Panthers dumped Brantford Red Sox 9-4 scoring five runs in the late innings. Outfielder Lester Lockett led the attack with four of the Panthers' 15 hits.

(May 17)   Pat Seerey scampered home with the winning run with two out in the bottom of the tenth inning to give Guelph Maple Leafs a 6-5 win over Galt. With the bases loaded, Terriers' shortstop Andy Turowski made a wide peg to second on John Adie's roller to allow the former major leaguer to safely cross the plate.. Seerey earlier slammed a 400-foot homer.

xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx (W) and xxx
xxx, xxx, xxx (L) and xxx

(May 17)   Waterloo Tigers used three straight hits to notch their two runs in the first inning and it proved enough in a 2-1 triumph over London Majors. Dale Markert, former Galt star, drove in both runs with a double. Joe Bechard and Bill Johnson each had three hits for the losers.

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T.White (L) and xxx

(May 19)  Guelph Maple Leafs crushed St. Thomas 9-0.

(May 22)   18-year-old Ray McKay held Brantford Red Sox to six hits Thursday as London Majors romped in an 11-1 triumph. The left-hander fanned seven and walked six. Left fielder Russ Evon drove in six runs with a triple, double and single. Shortstop Don Cooper had four hits and knocked in a pair. Sox got their only run in the eighth on a double by pitcher Ray Finch and a single by second sacker Ed Finney.

McKay (W) and xxx
Gibbs (L), Finch and xxx

(May 27)  Kitchener Panthers took over sole possession of first place with a 5-3 win over Guelph. Down 2-0, Panthers got on the scoreboard in the fifth as catcher Ross Doherty led off with a triple and scored on George Boniface's single. Triples by Lester Lockett and Fred Thomas tied it in the sixth. Dick Blanchard won it in the seventh with a two-run homer. Thomas swatted another three-bagger in the eighth and scored when the Guelph catcher dropped the ball on a play at the plate. Maple Leafs' Nick Ciani blasted a homer in the ninth to end the scoring.

H.Johnston, Gifton (W) (7) and Doherty
Fauth (L) and O'Connor

(May 27)  Negro southpaw Ray Finch held St. Thomas to six hits as Brantford notched an easy 10-4 victory.

Finch (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(May 30)  Brantford Red Sox moved into a first place tie with Kitchener following a 5-4 win over second place Guelph Maple Leafs. Sox ran up a 5-0 lead in the first three innings and managed to stave off a Leafs' surge. Billy Gibbs tossed a seven-hitter for the winners. Catcher Eddie Napier produced a double and single for two of Brantford's eight hits.

Gibbs (W) and Napier
Gumieniak (L), Philp (4), Marchildon (9) and xxx

Left fielder Russ Evon smacked a two-run homer and a run-scoring single and topped off his night with a steal of home as London Majors defeated Kitchener Panthers 5-1. Bob Brake went the distance for the pitching win besting Chuck Fedoris.  Kitchener's only run was tallied on a single by left fielder Lester Lockett in the eighth. Hugh McGillvray, the Panthers' first sacker, collected three singles.

Brake (W) and xxx
Fedoris (L) and xxx

Galt Terriers blanked St. Thomas Elgins 2-0 scoring both markers in the eighth inning.

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xxx and xxx

(June 09)   Kitchener Panthers moved into a first-place tie in the Senior Intercounty League Monday downing Galt Terriers 6-5.  Panthers jumped into a 3-0 lead in the first inning but fell behind as Galt took the lead on Tex Kaiser's grand slam homer in the fifth. Kitchener scrambled back to score the winner in the eighth on a fielders' choice and singles by Hugh McGillvray and Lester Lockett.

Fedoris (W) and xxx
Rockburn (L) and xxx

(June 09)   St. Thomas pounded out 15 hits, including a pair of triples and two doubles, to upset Guelph Maple Leafs 12-4.  Bill Anderson was superb for eight innings for the winners allowing just one hit. In the ninth, however, the Leafs broke through for three hits and along with an error scored four times. Anderson fanned just one and did not issue a free pass.  First baseman Bob Johnson led the attack with three hits in four trips.

Philp (L), Pilarski, Gumieniak and xxx
Anderson (W) and xxx

(June 13)  Kitchener trounced Brantford 14-6 for their eighth win in 12 starts. Trailing 3-1 in the fourth they scored four runs when third baseman Pete Karpuk tripled with the bases jammed and scored from third on an error. In the seventh they clinched the verdict with an eight-run flurry highlighted by a three-run homer by first baseman Hugh McGillvray. Mel Duncan went the full seven innings with a six-hitter for the win.

Duncan (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

Guelph right-hander Lew Fauth blanked Waterloo on three hits as the Leafs won 1-0. Fauth struck out five and walked two in gaining his first win of the season.  The only run came in the fourth inning when third sacker Bud Kimball singled and left fielder Pat Seerey followed with a two-bagger. Catcher Nick Dicarlo brought Kimball home with a squeeze bunt. Whit Graves took the loss, allowing seven hits.

Fauth (W) and Dicarlo
Graves (L) and xxx

St. Thomas dropped London Majors 9-4, settling the contest with six runs in the seventh inning. Don Butler slugged a two-run homer in the second and later added a triple. Southpaw Jesse Baro lasted until the ninth for the Elgins when he gave way to Bill Anderson.

Baro (W), Anderson (9) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 16)   Hugh McGillvray and Pete Karpuk each rapped three hits in leading Kitchener to a 10-3 win over Brantford Red Sox. Dick Welker drove in three runs for the winners. Chuck Fedoris spaced out nine hits and fanned eight in posting his fourth win of the season. Starter Tom Parker took the loss.

Fedoris (W) and xxx
T.Parker (L), F.Parker and xxx

Guelph Maple Leafs outscored London Majors 5-3 as Nick Ciani provided an early lead with a two-run homer in the first inning. Joe Bechard, London's right fielder, paced both teams at the plate with three hits.

Carl, Philp (6) and xxx
T.White (L) and xxx

(June 26)  Jerry Wilson slammed a homer with one aboard to highlight a three-run ninth inning rally as Brantford Red Sox came from behind to down London Majors 5-4. Tom Parker was nicked for 11 hits but managed to go the distance for the win.

T.Parker (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 26)   Kitchener Panthers whipped Guelph 7-1 as Chuck Fedoris won for the fifth time. Five errors hurt the Leafs.

Fedoris (W) and xxx
Philp (L), and xxx

(June 30)  Pat Seerey, former major league hitter, cracked three home runs to lead Guelph Maple Leafs to a 12-7 win over the St. Thomas Elgins. The former Cleveland and White Sox outfielder knocked in six runs. A crowd of 2,500 sat in on the action which featured seven pitchers.

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xxx and xxx

(June 30)  Kitchener downed London 9-7.

(July 01)  The Panthers of Kitchener beat Waterloo Tigers 12-6 Tuesday afternoon but fell to Guelph 3-1 in the second game of a double-header. In the opener the Panthers took a 6-0 lead in the fourth inning and added three more in the seventh. Waterloo rallied with six in the eighth but Kitchener capped the game with three more in the ninth.

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xxx and xxx

Guelph got a combined two-hitter in the second game to win 3-1. Bob Malone had a no-hitter into the sixth when Don Gallinger broke the spell with a single. John Adie finished up for the Maple Leafs allowing the other safety.

Malone (W), Adie (7) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 01)  London snapped a seven-game losing streak edging Galt Terriers 7-6. Majors trailed 6-1 in the fifth but roared back with three in their half of the fifth and three more in the sixth for the win. Joe Mitro, third of four London hurlers was credited with the win. Reliever Irv Schupp of the Terriers was charged with the loss giving up three hits and tossing a wild pitch that allowed the winning run to cross the plate.

Barry, Schupp (L) (6) and xxx
xxx, xxx, Mitro (W) (6), xxx (7) and xxx

(July 01)  Brantford Red Sox blanked last-place St. Thomas 6-0 behind the four-hit hurling of right-hander George Copeland.  The Sox erupted for four runs in the first inning with three hits, three walks and two errors. Greg McGinnis took the loss.

Copeland (W) and xxx
McGinnis (L) and xxx

(July 4)  Guelph added their 16th win in 22 games defeating Galt Terriers 7-2. Right-hander Lew Fauth registered his fifth win of the season for the Maple Leafs.  Third sacker Bud Kimball knocked in three runs for the winners with a single and a homer, his sixth of the season. Jimmy Bell started for Guelph, giving way to John Mulholland in the seventh.

Fauth (W) and xxx
Bell (L), Mulholland (7) and xxx

(July 4)  Kitchener downed Brantford 7-3 as right-hander Chuck Fedoris survived nine hits and seven walks to go the route for the win.  He fanned five. Alex Gavey, a lefty, was the loser.

Fedoris (W) and xxx
Gavey (L) and xxx

(July 4)  First baseman Joe Bechard cracked a grand slam homer in the sixth inning to power London to a 4-1 victory over Waterloo.  The 415-foot wallop broke up a tight pitching duel between London's Bob Brake and Waterloo's Gord Ariss.  Waterloo left fielder Bill Flick had three hits for the losers.

Brake (W) and xxx
Ariss (L) and xxx

Guelph        16 - 6
Kitchener     16 - 8    1.0
Galt          13 - 11   4.0
Brantford     12 - 12   5.0
Waterloo       9 - 12   6.5
London        10 - 15   7.5
St. Thomas     7 - 19  11.0

(July 07)   Guelph Maple Leafs blanked Waterloo Tigers 2-0 Monday to stretch their lead to 2 1/2 games over second place Kitchener. John Adie fired a two-hitter for the shutout. It was the Leafs fifth straight win and Adie's sixth win without a defeat. He was brilliant in fanning the first 13 batters to face him and had a no-hitter into the seventh inning until Sam Claypoole poked a single for the first of Waterloo's two hits. Veteran Phil Marchildon, a former major leaguer, allowed only four hits until removed for a pinch hitter in the eighth. Leafs got the only run they needed on two walks and a single by catcher Art O'Conner.

Adie (W) and O'Conner
Marchildon (L), xxxx (8) and xxx

(July 07)   Brantford Red Sox topped St. Thomas 6-4 behind the solid hurling of Billy Gibbs who went eight innings. Lefty McKinnis took the loss

Gibbs (W), F.Parker (9) and xxx
McKinnis (L) and xxx

(July 07)   London scored three in the first inning and cruised to a 7-3 win over Kitchener Panthers. Lefty Jesse Baro survived 11 hits to go the distance for the win, his first for the Majors. Left fielder Lester Lockett of the Panthers was the game's top swatter with four hits. Outfielders Bill Johnston and Russ Evon along with first sacker Joe Bechard each had two hits for London.

Baro (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 08)  The game between Kitchener and the Tigers at Waterloo was rained out in the first inning with the Panthers leading 1-0.

(July 10)   Nick Rhabe of St. Thomas has taken over the lead in the Intercounty batting race with an average of .368, edging teammate Joe Atkins with a .466 mark.  Last week's leader, Bob Schnurr of Waterloo has dropped to fourth, with Lester Lockett of Kitchener holding down the third spot. Rhabe, a former International leaguer, has 32 hits in 87 trips. Pete Karpuk of Kitchener has the most runs, 27.  Guelph's Pat Seerey tops the homer race with seven, two up on teammate Bud Kimball. Atkins has four. Andy Turowski of Galt has the most steals, 13. John Adie of Guelph, with a 6-0 record, is among the top hurlers. Chuck Fedoris of the Panthers has the most wins, seven. Mel Duncan, also of Kitchener, leads in strikeouts, with 39. Fedoris has 38.

(July 14)  Bobby Bloxam's four-bagger gave London Majors a 3-1 victory over Galt Terriers. Jim Gifton went eight innings for the win, helped by Bill Arnold in the ninth.

Gifton (W), Arnold (9) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 14)  Bob "Fireball" Griffith fired a one-hit shutout as the tail-end St. Thomas Elgins beat Kitchener 2-0. The only safety off the right-hander was a triple by George Boniface in the sixth inning. Griffith fanned four and walked three. Don Butler poked three hits, one of them for two bases.

Griffith (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 17)    Galt Terriers handed Guelph their fifth straight defeat, walloping the Leafs 9-2. In spite of the losing string, Guelph remains in the league lead, one game up on Kitchener.  Don Miller got his third win of the season in setting down the Leafs on five hits. Shortstop Mike Pontarelli had the big blast, a grand slam homer. Ed Boehm had a pair of two-baggers for the losers.

D.Miller (W) and xxx
Adie (L), Pilarski (7) and xxx

(July 17)   Brantford's Alf Gavey held London to three hits in the Sox 3-2 victory. He fanned ten and walked two. Centre fielder Jerry Wilson rapped three hits for the winners. Playing-manager Stan Lipka drove in the winner with a triple in the eighth frame. Bob Early went the distance for the Majors.

Gavey (W) and xxx
Early (L) and xxx

(July 23)   Galt Terriers upset the second-place Guelph Maple Leafs 4-2 getting the winning blow in the sixth inning, a four-bagger by second baseman Andy Turowski with pitcher Hal Rockburn on base. Rockburn allowed five hits and six walks in gaining the pitching decision. Leafs got both their runs in the fifth when pitcher Lew Fauth singled with the bases loaded. Galt left fielder Vern Kaiser had a homer and a triple.

Rockburn (W) and xxx
Fauth (L) and xxx

(July 23)   A ninth inning single by third baseman Stan Lipka drove in centre fielder Jerry Wilson with the winning run as Brantford Red Sox shaded London 2-1.  Alf Gavey held the Majors to three hits while racking up nine strikeouts. Losing hurler Arnold Early also tossed a three-hitter. Early also help at the plate with two hits.

Gavey (W) and xxx
Early (L) and xxx

(July 23)    St. Thomas handed Waterloo its fourth straight defeat and 19th in 31 starts, taking a 4-1 decision. Ed Newinski fired a five-hitter for the win.

Newinski (W) and xxx
Graves (L), xxx (8) and xxx

(July 29)   With a 7-5 victory over Brantford Red Sox, Kitchener Panthers have opened up a four-game lead atop the league standings. Hal Johnston picked up the win in relief of starter Mel DuncanDick Welker and Johnston each had two hits for the winners while Brantford catcher Ed Napier rapped three hits. Alf Gavey took the loss.

Duncan, H.Johnston (W) (2) and xxx
Gavey (L) and Napier

(July 29)   St. Thomas Elgins ran wild Tuesday crushing the Guelph Maple Leafs 20-5 with a 16-hit assault. Second baseman Bruno Casanova slugged a homer and two singles for the winners and third sacker Don Butler added four hits in six trips. Bob Griffith coasted to the pitching win, going the distance.

Griffith (W) and xxx
C.Pilarski, xxx, xxx, xxx and xxx

(August 05)   Phil Marchildon, the former major leaguer, allowed 11 hits but survived the onslaught as the Waterloo Tigers put on a huge offensive show in an 18-1 trouncing of the Kitchener Panthers, the league leaders. The veteran hurler contributed a two-run triple to the Tigers' cause.

Marchildon (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(August 05)   Guelph Maple Leafs halted a four-game losing streak at home with a 6-1 victory over the tail-end St. Thomas Elgins.

(August 09)   Galt Terriers won a pair of weekend games to advance one rung up the ladder into fourth place in the league standings.  Terriers defeated third-place Guelph 7-5 Saturday afternoon and then upended Waterloo 6-1 under the lights. Don Miller won his own game, knocking in the winning run with a bases-loaded single.

D.Miller (W) and xxx
C.Pilarski (L) and xxx

In the night game, Phil Marchildon scattered six Terrier hits but wildness and ragged support cost him the victory. Hal Rockburn went the route for Galt, limiting the Tigers to four safeties. Joe Mack the only Terrier to get two hits, drove in a pair with a double and single.

Marchildon (L) and xxx
Rockburn (W) and xxx

(August 09)   Brantford blanked Kitchener 3-0 as George Copeland held the Panthers to one hit, a single in the first inning by George Boniface. Copeland was a force on offense driving in two runs with a pair of two-baggers.  Rain ended the game after seven innings.

Copeland (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(August 09)  St.Thomas downed London 4-2.

(August 09)   Kitchener rebounded to pick up a 5-1 triumph over Waterloo. Mel Duncan threw a three-hitter and banged a double and single to help the offense. Joe Yosurak gave up 11 hits in taking the loss.

Duncan (W) and xxx
Yosurak (L)

(August 11)   Galt topped Waterloo 3-?

(August 11)   Brantford at London, postponed, rain.

(August 13)   Galt 7, London 3

(August 13)   Brantford 5, Waterloo 4

(August 13)   St. Thomas 9, Kitchener 5

(August 15)   Guelph 15, Galt 4

(August 15)   St. Thomas 4, Kitchener 3

(August 15)   London 7, Brantford 3

(August )  Brantford, Kitchener

(August 18)   London Majors were granted a court ordered injunction putting the Intercounty League playoffs on hold for eight days while a Supreme Court judge decides whether the Majors are entitled to a playoff spot. The hearing is scheduled for August 27th. With a special hearing, the league last week declared London pitcher Arnold Early ineligible and ordered five London games in which he participated forfeited. This dropped the Majors out of the playoffs.  The league executive made the decision ruling Early was not a continuous resident of London, as all first year players must be, but a commuter from his home in Highland Park, Michigan.

The club decided to seek the injunction after they defeated Galt 9-3. The victory, along with a restoration of the five games taken away, would leave the Majors tied with Galt for fourth place, the last playoff spot. Bob Brake was tagged for ten hits but allowed no walks. The Majors took a 3-2 lead after two frames, added five in the fifth and one more in the eighth.

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Brake (W) and xxx

The league-leading Kitchener Panthers went to Waterloo and took all of 14 innings to slip by the Tigers 16-15 in the final game of the regular schedule.

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(August 18)   In the opener of a best-of-seven semi-final Brantford Red Sox downed Guelph 12-10

(August 19)   Kitchener 14, Galt 7

(August 19)   Guelph defeated Brantford 7-4 to knot their series at a game apiece.

(August 20)    Brantford Red Sox took a 2-1 game lead in their semi-final series when they defeated Guelph 7-5 in a stormy game at Guelph. First base empire Reid Buck required a police escort off the field after a call at first in the ninth inning. Leafs' George Carruth was called out to complete a double play. Buck was shoved by several fans as he tried to leave the field after the game. Ed Finney led the Sox at the plate with three hits. Bud Kimball had a double and two singles for the Leafs.

Copeland (W), S.Lipka (9), Copeland (9) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(August 20)  A six-run rally in the seventh inning gave Galt Terriers a 7-6 win over Kitchener to tie their playoff series at a game each. Panthers used three moundsmen in the big inning. Mel Duncan started and didn't allow a hit until the fifth when Joe Mack slammed a homer. He retired in the seventh after Galt rapped four hits. Charles Fedoris replaced him but was sent to the showers before retiring a batter. Hal Johnston finished up. Fred Thomas had an outstanding night at the dish with a two-run homer, two doubles and a single knocking in four runs.

Duncan, Fedoris (7), Johnston (7) and xxx
D.Miller, I.Schupp (W) (5) and xxx

(August 21)  Brantford whipped Guelph 9-1 to take a 3-1 game lead in the semi-final series. Buck Tanner held the Leafs to seven hits but walked six in going the distance for the pitching win. He fanned nine. Tanner was also the offensive force for the Sox with a pair of home runs. Ed Finney had three hits and knocked in a pair of runs.

Adie (L), xxx, xxx and xxx
B.Tanner (W) and xxx

(August 21)  In a 13-inning thriller, Kitchener Panthers shaded Galt 2-1 for a 2-1 game lead in the series. Panthers got the win when Galt pitcher Hal Rockburn hit a Kitchener batter with the bases loaded. Galt had taken the lead in the fourth inning when playing manager Johnny Russian drove in Andy Turowski from second with a drive to left centre.  Panthers knotted the count in the sixth when George Boniface raced home on an error. Turowski led the hitters with three safeties. Chuck Fedoris allowed only five hits in going all 13 innings for the win.

Fedoris (W) and xxx
Rockburn (L) and xxx

(August 22)    Guelph 9 Brantford 7

(August 22)   Kitchener 9 Galt 3

(August 23)  Brantford 6, Guelph 3

(August 23)  Galt 5 Kitchener 4

(August 26)  Kitchener Panthers knocked Galt from further playoff action downing the Terriers 7-2 to take the series four games to two. Before the largest crowd of the season in Galt, 3,000, Panthers put the game way in the third inning when Hal Rockburn, pitching his third game in six days lost control. Three walks, an error, a homer by Fred Thomas and singles by Don Gallinger and Ross Doherty netted five runs. Thomas homered again in the ninth. Dick Welker cracked one out for the Panthers in the second as did Vern "Tex" Kaiser for Galt. Mel Duncan was the winning hurler tossing a six-hitter.

Duncan (W) and xxx
Rockburn (L) and xxx

Round Robin Final Series

League officials decided to include London in the playoffs, given a court-ordered delay would, they concluded, force a cancellation of the post-season action. A round-robin tournament was then scheduled.

(August 26)   London got an 11th inning homer by pitcher Bob Brake to shade Branford 6-5. In the 10th inning, the Red Sox had the bases loaded and a 3-0 count on Stan Lipka. Brake bore down and fanned the playing manager to get out of the jam. 

Brake (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(August 28)   Kitchener Panthers unleashed a 16-hit attack Thursday to crush London Majors 14-3 in the second game of the round-robin playoff.  Chuck Fedoris, the league's top hurler during the regular season, allowed the Majors an early lead when he gave up three hits in the first inning, but allowed just six hits the rest of the way. His bat was a major reason for the Panthers' victory. Fedoris slammed a triple and a two-run homer. Second baseman George Boniface led the winners with five hits, a double and four singles. Russ Evon, the batting champion, had three safeties for London.

Fedoris (W) and xxx
xxx (L), xxx, Bloxam and xxx

(September)   Kitchener defeated Brantford

(September 01)  Branford beat Kitchener 4-3.

(September 3, 1952)  The Sporting News reported on the Inter-County League noting Pat Seerey, the former Cleveland and Chicago White Sox outfielder, had won the homer run title with 11, breaking the record of 10 shared by Wilmer Fields.  Seerey hit .253 playing for Guelph.  Phil Marchildon, a former major league pitcher, batted .371 and had a 2-4 record for Waterloo.

(September 03)   Chuck Fedoris added yet another victory to his spectacular season Saturday as Kitchener downed London 5-1 to knock the Majors out of the round-robin playoff. Fedoris hurled a seven-hitter to best Cam Church who allowed eight hits and fanned seven.

Fedoris (W) and xxx
Church (L) and xxx

(September 06)  Brantford beat Kitchener 5-2 in the opening game of the Intercounty final series.

(September 07)  Kitchener trounced Brantford 15-7 to knot their final series at a game apiece.

(September 09)  Chuck Fedoris, the leading hurler in the Intercounty loop during the regular season, added some batting punch to give Kitchener Panthers a 2-1 game lead over Brantford in their best-of-seven final series. Fedoris, stepped into the breach in the sixth inning to stem a Red Sox scoring spree at three runs and then smashed a hefty double in a four-run uprising in the ninth that brought the Panthers a 4-3 victory and Fedoris his 17th win of the season against just two losses. It was his second win in two nights. Two Kitchener errors, combined with four singles off southpaw Dick Welker gave the Sox their three sixth inning markers. Fedoris replaced Welker with two out and got pitcher Buck Tanner on a infield tap to end the inning.

Tanner (L) and xxx
Welker, Fedoris (W) (6) and xxx

(September 11)   Kitchener Panthers ended a 33-year drought Thursday winning the Intercounty League championship with a 6-5 win over Brantford Red Sox. It was the fifth time since the league was founded in 1919 that Kitchener had been in the final and this was their first triumph. A three-run eighth inning carried the Panthers to the win in a game which featured 25 hits.  After falling behind 4-1, Kitchener added runs in the fifth and sixth to pull to within one. The big eighth frame gave them a two-run advantage and the Panthers held off a Sox rally in the ninth. Third baseman Don Gallinger paced the winners with four hits, one a double, and scored twice. Catcher Eddie Napier swatted a homer and two singles for the Red Sox. Chuck Fedoris survived 12 hits to go the route for the win.

Tanner, Gavey (L) (6) and Napier
Fedoris (W) and Doherty

(September 13)  Kitchener downed Niagara Falls Kerrios 5-1 in the opening game of the Ontario final series.

(September 15)  Pitcher Gord Johnson drove in the winning run in the 10th inning as Niagara Falls Kerrios downed Kitchener 6-5 to even their best-of-seven OBA final at 1-1. Johnson hoisted a long fly ball to deep centre field to send Leo Bernat home from third with the winner. Johnson allowed just seven hits in going the route for the Falls.  Kerrios got on the scoreboard first with a pair in the third inning, but had to come from behind to send the game into overtime. Kitchener broke loose with four runs in the fourth. Eddie Johnston's two-run homer in the eighth tied it for the home club. Panthers struck for a run in the top of the 10th as Don Gallinger tripled and came home on a sacrifice bunt. Three Kitchener errors in the bottom of the tenth contributed to the Falls rally.

Johnson (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(September 16)   Chuck Fedoris fired a six-hit shutout for his 20th win of the season as Kitchener whipped Niagara Falls 8-0 to take a 2-1 game lead in the final series. Right fielder Alex Sichewski led a 12-hit assault with a homer and two doubles. Catcher Ross Doherty helped with a double and two singles.  Fedoris fanned five and walked one.  Panthers played errorless ball while the Falls nine made six errors.

Worrall (L) and Rienzo
Fedoris (W) and Doherty

(September 17)   Second basemen Eddie Mulligan drove in all three Niagara Falls runs with a pair of clutch singles in a 3-2 victory over Kitchener to knot their series at 2-2.

(September 19)    Kitchener Panthers are just one win away from the Ontario Baseball Association senior title. Panthers took a 12-9 decision in a slugging match at Niagara Falls Wednesday to take a 3-2 game lead in the best-of-seven final series. The Intercounty champions rapped 16 hits and took advantage of six Niagara Falls errors. Chuck Fedoris won his ninth straight game although touched for 12 hits and forced to pitch around five errors. He snuffed out a late Falls rally in the ninth fanning Cline Stephenson with the bases loaded. Gord Johnson was tagged with the pitching defeat.

Fedoris (W) and xxx
G.Johnson (L), J.Rufrano and xxx

(September 20)   Kitchener Panthers captured the Ontario Baseball Association senior championship Saturday by forfeit.  Leading the final series three games to two, the Panthers came from behind to tie the Niagara Falls Kerrios 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning when rain began to fall.  Plate umpire Jack Sims called the teams off the field and several minutes later when the downpour ended he ordered the players back.  Kitchener had a runner on second with one out. Bill Whittet, the Falls playing manager, didn't want to resume saying the ball was too wet to handle. Sims ordered Whittet to start play within a minute but the Kerrios chieftain failed to give relief hurler Gordy Johnston the signal to pitch to Kitchener batter Alex Sichewski. After 90 seconds had elapsed, Sims awarded the game to Kitchener by the forfeit score of 9-0. 


(May 03)  The West Toronto Senior Baseball League kicked off the new season with a double-header at Earlscourt Park stadium Saturday afternoon. Milwaukee Sports defeated Mahers 6-3 and West York Motors nosed out B.A. Motors 4-3. Southpaw Johnny Walter scattered eight safeties and fanned ten, striking out the side in the first and final frames, to best Mahers' Stan Stenoff who allowed just six hits but was the victim of poor support.

Walter (W) and Fitzhenry
Stenoff (L) and Borthwick

Gil Small poked a homer and two singles for West York who rallied for three runs in the final frame for the win. Rene Bouchard got the pitching win.

McBratney (L) and Staynor
Bouchard (W), Ramsey and Hogg

(May 06)   Cliff Lowcock had a sparkling start to the 1952 West Toronto Senior Baseball League season Tuesday pitching a no-hitter for Milwaukee Sports in a 5-0 decision over the Toronto Westerns, the Nisei nine. Lowcock breezed through the contest with the exception of the third inning when three consecutive errors loaded the bases but the left-hander got a strikeout to get out of the jam. Lowcock fanned four and walked one in the seven inning contest. Milwaukee scored all five runs in the sixth inning. Johnny Sibbick had a pair of hits for the winners.

Severnuck (L), Cunneyworth (5) and Kameoka
Lowcock (W) and Gormick

(May 06)  Chick Kitchen's two-run homer was the big blow as Mahers shaded B&A Motors 3-2. Gerry Acheson bested Russ Enright in the mound duel.

Enright (L) and xxx
Kitchen (W) and xxx

(May 8)   Milwaukees notched their third consecutive win Thursday blanking Peter Pans 3-0 at Earlscourt Park. Doug Bolton with a two-bagger and Ollie Mandryk with a pair of singles were best for the winners.

(May 8)   West Yorks edged Westerns 4-3 with Wilf Wiseman blasting a homer. Westerns staged a three-run rally in the sixth but reliever Ken Ramsey stemmed the tide. Ken Ikeda allowed just four hits in a losing cause.

(May 10)   Westerns picked up their first win of the season Saturday edging Peter Pans 4-3 behind the three-hit pitching of Joe Brown and good stickwork by a pair of rookies.  Niseis got the winner when Ken Ohara, trapped in a rundown between third and home, scored when the umpire ruled interference against Pans' catcher Bib Sherman. Pans' manager Sammy Zale challenged the decision but to no avail. Eddie Nishimura and Major Fukumoto paced the Westerns with three and two hits respectively.

Adams, Verner and Sherman
Brown (W) and Kameoka

(May 10)  Milwaukee Sports ran its winning streak to four games with a wild 8-7 win over B&A Motors in a game which featured 16 free passes dished out by the six hurlers. The losing trio handed out 13 of them. Ron Hastings had three hits for the winners who lost manager Tony Polito in the sixth when he was banished for arguing Umpire Joe Zosky's decisions.

Walter, Lowcock and Gormick
McBratney, Scattalon, Angers, Enright and Harasym

(May 15)  Rookie right-hander Ken Ramsey fashioned a five-hitter to pace West York to a 3-1 win over Milwaukees to take over first place in the West Toronto senior circuit. Gil Small had a pair of hits for the winners and Hugh Bolton had two for the losers.

Lowcock (L) and Gormick
Ramsey (W) and Hogg

(May 15)  Westerns topped Mahers 8-6. Joe Brown picked up the win in relief of starter Russ Cunneyworth. Brown allowed just two hits over four innings of work. Major Fukumoto slapped three hits for the Westerns. Dick MacDowell had a double and two singles for Mahers.

Ramsden, Yarnell (4) and Borthwick
Cunneyworth, Brown (W) (4) and Kameoka

(May 16)  Sammy Zale, Peter Pans manager, won his protest over the May 10th game in which an interference call resulted in a 4-3 win for Westerns. The game is to be restarted June 28th with runners on second and third for the Westerns with one out in the last of the ninth.

(May 17)  Milwaukee Sports edged Mahers 4-3 as Stan Sheldon, just back from a pro tryout in Wisconsin and traded by Peter Pans, batted in the winning marker and sent Milwaukee to the top of the standings. They had spotted Mahers a 3-0 first inning lead before rallying to win. Lefty John Walter registered his second straight win over the defending champions with a six-hitter and eight strikeouts. Hugh Bolton and Walter Dzugan each rapped a pair of hits for the winners.

Acheson (L) and Borthwick
Walter (W) and Sheldon

(May 17)  Peter Pans scored four times in the first inning and coasted to an 8-1 victory over West Yorks. It was West Yorks first loss of the season. Lefty Bob Verner yielded eight hits in going the distance for the win. Infielder Johnny Evans started three twin-killings to spoil rallies by the Motormen. Bert Forbes, with a triple and single, and Sid Rule, a single and double, led the Panners.

Bouchard, O'Donnell (7), Cabot (8) and Hogg
Verner (W) and Sherman, Kutner (4)

(May 22)  B&A Motors snapped a three-game losing streak by edging Peter Pan Cleaners 4-3. Bill McBratney broke a 3-3 deadlock in the final frame with a double to deep centre that scored Alec Harasym with the winning marker. Steve Glavin led the attack with a triple and single scoring twice.  Rusty Wallace, B&A's right fielder made the fielding play of the game with a great running catch to rob Alfie Williams of an extra-base hit in the sixth inning.

Solsky, Williams and Kutner
Enright (W) and Staynor

(May 22)   Westerns slipped by Milwaukee Sports 6-5 as Joe Brown secured another win in relief, this time taking over for Walt Severnuck.   Brown won his own game with a bases-loaded single to drive in two runs and climax a thrilling five-run rally. Maw Mori smashed a triple and single for Westerns.

Repchick, Willush (5), Lowcock (5) and Sheldon
Severnuck, Brown (W) (5) and Hanna, Kameoka

Milwaukees     5 - 2
West Yorks     3 - 1
Westerns       2 - 2
Peter Pans     1 - 2
Mahers         1 - 3
BA Motors      1 - 3

(May 27)   Johnny Evans belted a two-run homer in the first inning to account for all the scoring as Peter Pans blanked Westerns 2-0. Dave Rennicks, North Toronto junior product, made an impressive debut for Peter Pans allowing just two singles and fanning six in five innings of relief to pick up the win.

Adams, Rennicks (W) (3) and Kutner
Cunneyworth, Brown (7) and Kameoka

(May 27)  Milwaukee Sports and West Yorks battled to a 1-1 draw in spite of a one-hitter by Jack Cabot for the Yorkers. Oil lie Mandryk's scratch hit spoiled the no-hit bid. Cabot fanned ten. Wilf Wiseman socked three hits for Yorks and Bill Hogg added a pair.  Jack Cabot, Yorks right-hander, was within one out of a one-hit shutout before giving up a walk to Hugh Bolton.  Sacrificed to second, Bolton stole third and scored when catcher Bill Hogg's throw went into left field.

Cabot and Hogg
Lowcock, Repchick (8) and Gormick, Bolton (8)

(May 29)  Veteran Hap O'Donnell pitched the finest game of his 20 year career holding Peter Pan Cleaners to a lone single by Ron Deans in the fifth inning as West York blanked the Panners 6-0. Playing manager George Phillips returned to action after a two-week layoff and led his mates with three hits while Doug Smart clouted a three-run homer.

O'Donnell (W) and Hogg
Verner, Henderson (6), Solsky (7) and Kutner

(May 29)  Lefty Parfitt's B&A Motors stopped Mahers 4-2 behind Bill McBratney's four-hitter. Gord Salmon drove in two runs for the winners.

Stenoff (L) and Ramsden
McBratney (W) and Harasym

(May 31)   Cliff Lowcock hurled a two-hit shutout for Milwaukee in a 4-0 win over B&A Motors in the first game of an afternoon double-header at Earlscourt Park.   Marcel Angers had a rough first inning giving up three walks and a single for three runs.

Angers (L), Scattalon (6) and Staynor
Lowcock (W) and Gormick

(May 31)  Gerry Acheson held West Yorks to two singles in a 4-0 shutout for Maher Shoes over West York in the second game of the afternoon twin-bill. Greg Higgens led the attack with a two-run homer and a single.

Ramsey (L), Bouchard (6) and hogg
Acheson (W) and Borthwick

(May 31)  Russ Enright and Dave Rennicks provided solid hurling as Enright's B&A Motors topped Peter Pan Cleaners 2-0 in game one of a night double-header before 1,500 fans. Panners had two men on base and none out on three occasions but clever defensive work by B&A preserved the shutout. Johnnie Thompson led the winners with two hits.

Enright (W) and Harasyn
Rennick (L) and Kutner

(May 31)  Westerns and West York battled to a 3-3 draw. Westerns Major Fukumoto was the star of the final contest playing a great game at shortstop and coming up with three hits. Pat McCullough with a double and single and Murray Scott, a triple and single, were best for West Yorks.

Brown and Kameoka
Ardilla, Bouchard (4) and Hogg, Kirkwood (5)

(June 05)   West York rallied with three runs in the top of the seventh and final frame to dump B&A Motors 6-3 in a loosely played game at Earlscourt Park.  The second half of the double-header between Mahers and Westerns was called at the end of the third inning on account of rain.  Ron Cabot drove in three runs for the winners. Gil Small added two hits to take over as the league's leading hitter with a .650 average.  Hurlers Rene Bouchard and Bill McBratney were wild, each walking six.

Bouchard (W) and Fiskari
McBratney (L) and Harasym

(June 07)  A pair of double-headers highlighted action in the West Toronto League. B.A. Motors dropped a 9-2 decision to West Yorks before rebounding with a 6-3 win over Westerns in the second game. The win for West York was their sixth in eight starts. Pat McCullough's bases-loaded triple capped a six-run second inning. Jack Cabot and Ken Ramsey combined on a five-hitter. Marcel Angers pitched B.A. Motors to the second game victory, helped by Alec Harasym who whacked a double and single. Maw Mori had three hits for the losers.

Enright (L), Angers (3) and Staynor
Cabot, Ramsey (W) (2) and Fiskari

Dunlop, Joe Brown (6) and Kameoka, Sheldon (3)
Angers (W), McBratney (6) and Harasyn

Mahers suffered a pair of shutout losses, 1-0 to Peter Pans and 3-0 to Milwaukee Sports. Howie Adams fired a two-hitter for Peter Pans and John Walter followed with a four-hit performance for Milwaukee. 

Ramsden (L) and Borthwick
Adams (W) and Kutner

Walter (W) and Gormick
Acheson (L), Ramsden (7) and Borthwick

(June 10)  B&A Motors whipped Peter Pan 8-4 to move into third place as Bill McBratney survived a five-hit, three-run outburst by the Cleaners in the first inning to hold the losers to three hits in the final six frames.  Ted Shea poked a homer for the winners. Bobby Kutner had three hits for the losers.

McBratney (W) and Harasym
Solsky, Goodfil (4), Verner (5) and Kutner

(June 10)  West Yorks tied Milwaukee Sports for the league leadership as Cy Ardilla held Westerns to three hits in an easy 10-2 victory. Doug Smart smashed a homer for the winners and Murray Scott had two doubles and a single.

Ardilla (W) and Kirkwood
Thompson, Severnuck (1), Cunneyworth (3) and Sheldon

(June 12)   West York moved into first place in the West Toronto senior league Thursday as Jack Cabot won his third straight on a neat two-hitter. His brother Ron Cabot provided three hits in the 7-1 win over Milwaukees. Doug Smart and George Phillips each added a pair.

Cabot (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 12)  Mahers escaped the league basement with a 9-5 triumph over Peter Pans. Don Graham, in his pitching debut with Mahers, limited the Pans to seven hits.  Another newcomer, rookie Pete Conacher clouted a homer and a single to pace a 10-hit attack.  Bill Slack was tops for the losers with a triple and single and three runs scored.

Graham (W) and xxx
Verner, Williams and xxx

(June 14)   Behind a brilliant one-hitter by Russ Enright, B&A Motors shutout Westerns 6-0 in West Toronto senior baseball Saturday afternoon. Jack Colvin's fourth inning single blocked Enright from a no-hitter. Bill Sidey, with a homer and two singles, and Rusty Wallace, with a homer and single, led a 12-hit attack on Russ Cunneyworth.

Enright (W) and xxx
Cunneyworth (L) and xxx

(June 14)  Maher Shoes upset the league-leading West York Motors 5-3 in the second game of the Saturday afternoon double-header.  Dick MacDowell cracked a three-run homer with two out in the final inning to give Mahers the victory. Chick Kitchen also homered for the winners while Ron Cabot drove in a pair for the losers.

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(June 14)  In the Saturday night game, Westerns rebounded from their earlier loss to launch a 15-hit assault on five B&A hurlers to give Bullet Joe Brown his fourth straight win. Maw Mori and Aki Hayashi each had three hits for Westerns. Ted Shea poked a pair of two-baggers for B&A.

Brown (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 17)  Chick Kitchen put on a one-man show for Maher Shoes Tuesday cracking three home runs, good for eight runs in a 12-4 victory over Westerns. Hal Short added a home run and a double to drive in the remaining four runs. Major Fukumoto was the lone bright spot for the Westerns with two hits to boost his league-leading average to .590. 

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(June 17)  Cliff Lowcock registered his fourth win in five starts in the Tuesday nightcap as Milwaukee Sports moved into a tie for first place downing Peter Pans 9-2. The lefty lost his shutout bid in the final frame when Alfie Williams singled with the bases loaded. Bill Davies and Ron Hastings each had two hits. Johnny Evans rapped a double and triple for Peter Pans.

Lowcock (W) and xxx
Verner (L), Solsky and xxx

(June 19)   Milwaukee Sports scored their ninth win in 12 starts Thursday, a 4-1 victory over Peter Pans to take over the top rung in the league standings. Hop Hemphill and Frank Repchick shared the mound duties for the winners and held Pans to one hit, a home run by Jack Henderson in the fifth inning. Ron Hastings and Doug Bolton each belted four-baggers to lead the winners.

Hemphill, Repchick and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 19)  B&A Motors survived a five-run final inning rally by Mahers to post a 6-5 victory in the second game of Thursday's double-header at Earlscourt Park.  Bob Colliet, making his first start for the winners, retired with a sore arm after five scoreless innings. Bill McBratney took over and was bombarded for five hits and five runs before the side was retired. Ted Shea led the winners with a home run and a single.

Colliet (W), McBratney (6) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 22)  Westerns upset the front-running Milwaukee Sports 3-2 Thursday as Joe Brown settled down after giving up a first inning homer to hold the losers to six hits while fanning ten in his fifth consecutive win. Jack Colvin led the winners with a double and three singles. Walt Dzugan had the first inning homer.

Brown (W) and Sheldon
Willush (L) and Gormick

(June 22)   A five-run second inning carried Peter Pan Cleaners to a 6-1 victory over West York.  Howie Adams tossed a four-hitter for the pitching win. John Cozens knocked in three runs with three hits and Bert Forbes had two singles for the winners.

Adams (W) and Kutner, Fiskari
Ramsey, Ardilla (2), Bouchard (2), O'Donnell (8) and Kirkwood

(June 24)   Maher Shoes scored a 5-3 victory over West York Motors Tuesday as Gerry Acheson notched his third straight mound triumph scattering seven safeties.  Jack Cabot, the West York starter, was forced from the game in the first inning when struck on the arm by Greg Higgen's hard smash. Hal Short had a double and single for the winners while Doss Kowalick knocked in a pair with a two-bagger.

Cabot, O'Donnell (L), Bouchard (4) and Fiskari
Acheson (W) and Ramsden

(June 24)  Milwaukee stretched its league lead to a game and a half as Cliff Lowcock just missed his second no-hitter of the season allowing just a single by Rusty Wallace in a 9-0 shutout of B&A Motors. Bill Davies drove in five runs for the winners with a grand slam homer, double and single.

Colliet (L), Enright (3), Angers (5) and harasyn
Lowcock (W) and Gormick

(June 26)   Maher Shoes split a double-header at Earlscourt Park Stadium defeating Peter Pan 6-2 in the opener before getting trounced 7-0 by Westerns in the second game. A six-run outburst in the first inning, featuring five successive two out singles, enabled Mahers playing coach Stan Stenoff to coast to the pitching win. Jack Ramsden drove in two for the winners with a pair of singles. Johnny Evans had two hits for Pans.

Stenoff (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(June 26)   Joe Brown hurled a brilliant two-hitter for Westerns to earn his sixth straight victory, all the wins for the Japanese-Canadian nine. Westerns topped Maher 7-0 in the second game of the win-bill. Brown helped himself with two singles, the same as Yuki Kameoka. Eddie Nishimura added a three-bagger. Don Graham took the loss, yielding seven hits.

Graham (L) and xxx
Brown (W) and xxx

(June 28)   Howie Adams, the Peter Pan right-hander, came within one out of a no-hitter Saturday as Pans beat Westerns 7-4. With two out in the final frame Jack Colvin doubled and Stan Sheldon belted a homer to break the spell.  Bob Kutner led the winners with a double and two singles.

Cunneyworth (L) and xxx
Adams (W) and xxx

(June 28)  In an exhibition match, Milwaukee Sports and Hamilton Dofasco's played to a 3-3 draw. Hamilton rallied for three in the final inning to deadlock the contest. Ron Hastings had two hits for Milwaukees while Rickey Kasonian drove in a pair for Hamilton.

(July 01)   Peter Pan Cleaners upset the league-leading Milwaukee Sports 4-2 in an afternoon game Dominion Day at Earlscourt Park Stadium.  Dave Rennicks held the leaders to just three hits blanking Milwaukees over the last eight innings. He helped his own cause with a double and single. Bev Murray also had two hits for the winners and saved the day in the eighth inning with a sensational catch in deep right field to rob Ollie Mandryk of a three-run homer.

Willush, Lowcock (6) and Gormick
Rennicks (W) and Kutner

(July 01)  A four-run rally in the sixth inning enable Westerns to top West York 6-3. Joe Brown was a standout in right field and in relief for the winners and led the offense with a double and two singles. Eddie Nishimura drove in a pair with a double and single. Eddie Grogan was best for the losers with two hits.

Ardilla (L) and Hogg
Ikeda, Severnuck (W) (4), Brown (7) and Sheldon

(July 01)  Maher Shoes shaded B&A Motors 2-1 as Gerry Acheson and Russ Enright hooked up in a pitchers' duel. Greg Higgens had three hits to lead Mahers and Hal Short added a pair. Enright accounted for the only run for B&A with a fourth inning homer.

Enright (L) and Staynor
Acheson (W) and Borthwick

(July 03)   Westerns racked up their third straight win edging Milwaukees 2-1 as Russ Cunneyworth held the first-place nine to three hits and whiffed ten to register his first win in five starts. Joe Brown, the ace right-hander turned outfielder, decided the contest with a run-scoring double in the final frame to bring in Maw MoriMac Oikawa had two hits for Westerns.

Cunneyworth (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 03)  Jack Ramsden blanked Peter Pans 4-0 as Mahers played errorless ball and took advantage of sloppy defensive play by the losers.  Jim Borthwick had two hits for Mahers.

Ramsden (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 05)   The long ball told the story as Westerns shaded Mahers 9-8 to slip past the Shoemen into third place in the league standings. Stan Sheldon's grand-slammer in the sixth was the winning blow. Maher's collected five runs via circuit smashes, a three-run blow by Greg Higgens and a two-run shot by Bill Patterson. Bullet Joe Brown survived 13 walks to come from behind a 6-0 deficit to win his seventh of the season against no defeats.

Brown (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 05)  Milwaukees took down B&A Motors 5-2 scoring all their runs in the first inning. Lefty John Walter registered his fourth mound triumph.

Walter (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 08)   Westerns captured their fifth straight victory with a 7-5 decision over Peter Pans in the first game of a double-header at Earlscourt Park Stadium.  Jack Colvin continued his hot hitting for the Westerns with a pair of homers. His second, with one on in the final frame, provided the winning margin after Pans had rallied for five runs to tie the game.  Alfie Williams led the Pans driving in three runs with a homer and double.

xxx and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 08)   Mahers whipped West Yorks 10-4 behind a 13-hit assault on three hurlers. Hal Short led the offensive with a triple and two singles, knocking in four runs. Greg Higgens and Pete Conacher each had a pair of hits. Ron Cabot was best for the losers with a double and single.

xxx and xxx
xxx, xxx, xxx and xxx

(July 10)  Milwaukee Sports shaded West Yorks 2-0 as outfielder turned hurler George Zock turned in a five-hitter to hand the Yorks their sixth straight loss. Bill Davies drove in both runs for Milwaukees with a bases-loaded single in the first inning. Wilf Wiseman had two doubles for West York.

xxx and xxx
Zock (W) and xxx

(July 10)  B&A Motors snapped a three-game losing streak blanking Peter Pan Cleaners 5-0 as Bill McBratney held the Pans to five hits. Ted Shea and Don Speir each contributed two hits for the winners. Bert Forbes had a pair for the losers.

McBratney (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 12)   West York Motors gained a split of a day-night double-header at Earlscourt Stadium Saturday, losing 6-5 to B&A Motors in the opener then blanking Westerns 5-0 in the nightcap. Although out-hit 14-6, B&A took advantage of York misplays and wildness by relief hurler Ken Ramsey to capture the win. Nick Staynor had two hits for the winners, while George Phillips led West York with four hits and Ron Cabot added three.

Enright, McBratney (8) and Harasym
Phillips, Ramsey (8) and Hogg, Phillips (9)

Rene Bouchard fired a two-hitter in the second game as West York stopped Westerns five-game winning streak with a 5-0 decision. Bouchard fanned ten in besting Joe Brown who suffered his first loss of the season, yielding seven safeties.

Brown (L) and Sheldon
Bouchard (W) and Hogg

(July 12)   In the battle of Old-Timers, a benefit for injured players, a 6-6 tie was the result as more than 1,500 fans cheered the sandlot stars of yesteryear.

Bush, Parfitt (4) and Eckler
Kenney, Kirby (4) and Steele

(July 15)   Maher Shoes moved into second place with a 5-2 victory over front-running Milwaukee Sports. Jim Borthwick led the Maher attack with a double and single. A five-run rally in the fifth inning drove Milwaukee starter Cliff Lowcock from the mound and gave Gerry Acheson his fifth decision in seven starts.

Lowcock (L), xxx (5) and xxx
Acheson (W) and xxx

(July 15)   Dave Rennicks, stole the show in the nightcap firing a two-hit shutout as Peter Pan Cleaners dumped West York 2-0. Rennicks, up from the junior ranks, fanned ten. Bob Kutner and Bert Forbes each drove in a run in the first inning for all the game's scoring.

Rennicks (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 17)   Clutch pitching by playing manager George Phillips helped West Yorks to a 1-0 victory over Mahers. Phillips allowed just three hits but wildness led to 11 base runners. Ed Grogan, Earlscourt junior star, drove in the game's lone marker with a single in the second inning.

Phillips (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 17)   Westerns took over second place in the standings downing Peter Pans 4-2. Sal Luccheta, in his first start for the Japanese-Canadian nine, picked up the win with relief help from Russ Cunneyworth. Maw Mori had two hits for the Westerns.

Luccheta (W), Cunneyworth and xxx
xxx and xxx

(July 20)   West York defeated Milwaukee Sports 10-7 Saturday in West Toronto Senior action at Earlscourt Park. The Yorks jumped into an early 7-1 lead but were hard pressed to hold on as Milwaukees staged a five-run uprising in the sixth inning. Wilf Wiseman had two hits and scored four times for the winners while playing manager George Phillips drove in three runs.

Zock, Repchick (L) (2) and Gormick
Bouchard (W), Ramsey (6) and Fiskari

(July 20)    Mahers took a 7-0 lead after two innings and romped to a 10-2 win over B&A Motors. Chick Kitchen slugged a two-run homer and a single for the winners. Herb Richard smacked a homer and single for B&A.

Colliet (L), McBratney (2) and Staynor
Ramsden (W) and Borthwick

(July 22)   Dave Rennicks and Bill McBratney hooked up in a dandy pitchers' duel Tuesday that ended in a 1-1 deadlock between B&A Motors and Peter Pan.  It was called after eight innings because of a league time limit. Bill McIlroy drove in the Peter Pan marker with a double in the first inning and Rennicks blanked the Motor Club until the sixth when Rusty Wallace singled, stole second and scored on an error to tie the game.

Rennicks and xxx
McBratney and xxx

(July 22)  Milwaukee Sports maintained their hold on first place with a 3-1 win over Westerns.  Jack Colvin batted in a run for the Westerns in the first frame, but Cliff Lowcock steadied and held Westerns to just one hit over the final six frames.

Lowcock (W) and xxx
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(July 24)   Westerns nosed out B&A Motors 3-2 Thursday in thrilling action at Earlscourt Park Stadium. Stan Sheldon broke up a pitchers' battle between Bill McBratney and Westerns Walter Severnuck with a pinch-hit single to score Aki Hayashi with the winning marker in the final inning. Hayashi had singled and stolen second. Johnny Thompson drove in both runs for the losers with a triple and single.

McBratney (L) and xxx
Severnuck (W) and xxx

(July 24)   With two runs in the final frame, West York Motors edged Peter Pan Cleaners 4-3. Hits by Hap O'Donnell, Murray Scott and Hal Fiskari brought in the winning counters.

xxx and xxx
Adams (L) and xxx

(July 26)   Bullet Joe Brown hurled a one-hitter for his 8th win in 10 decisions Saturday as Westerns blanked B&A Motors 3-0.  Ron Speir, the second batter in the initial frame singled for the only hit off the right-hander who then retired the next 17 men in order.

Brown (W) and Kameoka, Sheldon (6)
Colliet (L) and Harasym

(July 26)   Left fielder Al Bennett smashed a homer, two doubles and a single to drive in three runs in pacing Hamilton Dofasco's to a 5-3 exhibition win over Mahers.  Greg Higgens belted a two-run homer for Mahers. Ed Jablanski held Mahers to four hits.

Ed Jablanski and Thompson
Kay, Acheson (5) and Borthwick

(July 28)   Gerry Acheson allowed just four hits as Mahers downed Peter Pans 7-2 at St. Clair Stadium. Bill Patterson and Hal Short paced the winners' attack. Bert Forbes pounded a homer for Pans.

Acheson (W) and xxx
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(July 28) West York scored a pair in the final frame to escape with a 4-4 draw with B&A Motors. George Phillips and Ron Cabot each had a pair of hits for the Yorkers. Herb Richards belted a homer for B&A.

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(July 31)   In a see-saw struggle, West Yorks shaded Westerns 8-7 Thursday. Wilf Wiseman ended it in the final frame with a squeeze bunt to being in Ron Cabot with the winner. It was his third hit of the game. Eber Hall also produced three safeties for the Yorkies.  Sock Tsukamoto banged a triple and two singles for Westerns.

Cunneyworth, Severnuck (6), Brown (7) and Sheldon
Bouchard (W) and Hogg

(July 31)  Bill Andrecsik, Milwaukee's second sacker drove in four runs with a pair of doubles to pace the Sports to a 3-2 win over B&A Motors. Frank Repchick hurled a two-hitter for the win. Bill Zock slammed a homer and single for the winners.

McBratney (L) and Harasyn
Repchick (W) and Gormick

(August 02)  Rain

(August 05)   A five-run rally in the fourth inning highlighted by Jim Borthwick's three-run double gave Maher Shoes an 8-6 victory over league-topping Milwaukee Sports. The Shoemen are now just a half a game behind. Ron Hastings was best for the losers with a triple and single, good for four runs.

Ramsden (W) and xxx
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(August 05)   Westerns roared back from a 4-0 deficit with eight runs in the fourth inning to crush B&A 8-6 to move into a tie with West Yorks for third place.  The winners collected six straight hits in the big inning as Jack Colvin smashed a double and single in the same stanza to drive in three runs.

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(August 07)  A six-run splurge in the third inning put Milwaukee in the drivers' seat as they coasted to a 7-2 victory over West York Motors. Doug Bolton and Bill Andrecsik led the winners with two hits apiece.

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(August 07)   In a heart-breaking loss for Howie Adams, Maher Shoes scored in the last inning to notch a 1-0 win over Peter Pan.  The only run scored when catcher Bob Kutner lost a high pop fly above the plate and the ball bounced off Adams' glove into fair territory allowing the winning run to score from second base. Adams allowed just two hits. Gerry Acheson  was the winning hurler.

Adams (L) and xxx
Acheson (W) and xxx

(August 09)  West York Motors swept a double-header at Earlscourt Park Stadium Saturday to move to within a half game of Mahers and Milwaukees who are tied for the league lead.  West York trounced Westerns 10-1 in the first game and edged Milwaukees 4-3 in the second.  Rene Bouchard coasted to his sixth win in the opener, allowing just three hits while his mates pounded Westerns' ace Joe Brown for ten safeties. 

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The Yorkies captured the second game when Doug Smart singled with the bases loaded in the last inning.

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(August 09)  In the night game, the largest crowd of the season, an estimated 1,800, saw Peter Pan Cleaners nose out B&A Motors 6-5 and roared at the antics in the donkey game which followed. Lefty Bob Verner fashioned a five-hitter for the win powered by Bert Forbes who clouted a three-run homer in the first inning.

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(August 12)  Milwaukee Sports regained sole position of first place in the red-hot West Toronto Senior Baseball League race edging Maher Shoes 4-3 Tuesday. Bill Davies was the hero for the Milwaukees with three hits and he scored the winning run in the the extra-inning encounter.  Frank Repchick spaced out seven hits to gain the pitching win.

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(August 12)   Bill McBratney drove in three runs with two doubles and a single to pace B&A Motors to a 5-2 win over West York.

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(August 14)  Mahers regained a share of first place with Milwaukee Sports by nosing out Westerns 8-7 scoring the tying and winning runs in the final inning.  An outfield error by the Westerns allowed the two runners to cross the plate. Stan Stenoff, Hal Short and Doss Kowalick each had two hits for the winners. Stan Sheldon boomed a homer and two singles for Westerns and Jack Colvin had a two-bagger and a single.

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(August 14)  Peter Pan Cleaners upset Milwaukee Sports 6-3 with a three-run splurge in the final inning. Jake Goodfil provided the key blow, a two-run triple. George Zock drove in a pair for Milwaukees.

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(August 15)   In the long delayed West Toronto Senior League tournament, Peter Pan blanked B&A Motors 3-0 and Mahers edged Westerns 6-5.  Finn Bolton had a key run-scoring double for the winners in the opener. Mahers were led by Ross Wellings with a triple and single. Mac Oikawa, Aki Hayashi and Sock Tsukamoto each had three hits for Westerns.

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(August 16)   Columbus Grads, the Toronto Baseball Association champions of 1948, and Westerns, the West Toronto champions of 1950 squared off in an Old-Timers clash at Earlscourt Park playing to a 3-3 deadlock.  Ken Mitsui of Westerns, who put down his stethoscope to pitch a creditable four-hitter, was a star of the contest along with brother Koei Mitsui, his battery mate. Johnny Krycia was solid on the mound for the Grads.

Krycia and Polito
Ken Mitsui and Koei Mitsui

(August 16)   WTSBL Tournament. Milwaukee vs West York, Mahers vs Peter Pans. 

(August 19)   B&A Motors kept alive their playoff hopes with a 3-1 victory over Mahers. Rookie right-hander Marcel Angers held the hard-hitting Shoemen to two singles in a contest called after five innings because of darkness.

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Angers (W) and Staynor

(August 19)  The scheduled second game between West Yorks and Peter Pans was called off because the floodlighting system failed the operate.

(August 21)   Frank Repchick hurled his second no-hitter of the season as Milwaukee Sports shutout B&A Motors 6-0. The left-hander fanned 11. Bill Andrecsik brought in three runs for the winners with a double and two singles.

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(August 21)   Westerns and Peter Pan battled to a 1-1 draw as Bullet Joe Brown and Howie Adams hooked up in a mound duel. Dave Rennicks saved the Cleaners from defeat with a sixth inning pinch single to score Ron Deans who had walked and stolen second.

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(August 23)  West York Motors won the Graham Trophy Tournament at Earlscourt Park Stadium Saturday night with a 7-2 victory over Peter Pan Cleaners. The Panners had eliminated Maher Shoes 14-6 in the semi-final.  Cleaners were leading 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth behind Howie Adams steady hurling when Gil Small, the slugging first sacker for the Yorkies cracked a bases-loaded homer to settle the issue.

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Alfie Williams, Bob Kutner and John Cozens led the Panners to their upset over Mahers, sharing six hits which drove in nine runs. Chick Kitchen clouted a three-run homer for the losers.

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(August 23)  Mahers defeated West York 4-2.

(August 23)  Milwaukee Sports got by Westerns 9-7.

(August 26)  Rene Bouchard captured his seventh victory in nine starts hurling West York to a 4-1 victory over B&A Motors. He scattered seven hits and fanned nine. Marcel Angers took the loss also yielding seven hits.

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(August 26)  Milwaukee Sports and Peter Pan Cleaners battled to a 3-3 draw, with each team scoring in the final frame. Frank Repchick and Jake Goodfil hooked up in the pitchers' duel which was called after seven innings by a league curfew. Alfie Williams spanked a run-scoring double in the bottom of the seventh for the tie.

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(August 28)    Both games ended without a decision Thursday to further complicate efforts by league officials to set a playoff schedule.  Westerns and Mahers battled to a 2-2 extra-inning draw and the second game was called after four innings with Milwaukee Sports leading Peter Pans 4-0.

Gerry Acheson held Westerns to three hits, but a pair of errors led to the two markers. Western's Aki Hayashi made the defensive play of the night with a one-handed leaping grab to rob Greg Higgens of a homer.

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(August 30)  Milwaukee Sports ensured a first place finish with an 8-6 victory over Peter Pans. A three-run homer by Bert Forbes and a circuit clout by Johnny Evans sent the Pans into an early lead but, with Johnny Walter in relief of starter Frank Repchick, the Pans were held in check the rest of the way as the Milwaukee offense began to generate some runs. Milwaukee got a pair in the ninth for the win. Bill Andrescik had a four-bagger for the winners.

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(August 30)  West York grabbed a second-place tie with Mahers by blanking the Pans 8-0 behind the four-hit hurling of Jack Cabot.  George Phillips and Doug Smart each connected for two hits for the winners while Bert Forbes cracked out a triple and single for the Panners.

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(August 30)  Westerns upset Mahers 5-2 as Walt Severnuk worked his slow curve to near perfection.  Only Stan Stenoff's homer and Hal Short's two hits were blemishes on Severnuk's record.

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(September 02)   Peter Pan Cleaners dropped both games of a West Toronto Senior League double-header to wind up in the cellar of the six-team circuit. B&A Motors clinched the fifth spot with a 6-3 victory over the Panners as Bill McBratney scattered seven hits for the pitching decision. Ron Speir poked a double and single for the winners. Finn Bolton drove in a pair for the Cleaners.

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(September 02)   Westerns scored three times in the first inning and cruised to a 4-2 win in a shortened affair, called after five innings. Sal Luchetta held the Panners to three hits for the pitching win.

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(September 04)  Gerry Acheson hurled his best game of the season to lead Maher Shoes to a 3-0 win over West York to clinch second place in the league standings. Acheson allowed just two singles. Greg Higgens provided all the offense Acheson would need, with a two-run homer in the first inning. George Dunkley played a strong game at second base and chipped in with a pair of hits.

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(September 06)   West York Motors and Maher Shoes have grabbed the opening games in the West Toronto Senior Baseball League semi-final series. Yorkies belted John Walter for 11 safeties in the afternoon game to hand the Milwaukee ace his first defeat of the season as West York won 6-4. Doug Smart broke up the hard-fought struggle with a three-run homer in the fifth inning. Eber Hall also contributed a homer and George Phillips had a double and single. Bill Andrecsik poled a two-run homer for the losers.

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Mahers edged Westerns 10-9 in a game which produced 26 hits in a wild, see-saw contest. Stan Stenoff survived a 14-hit attack by the Westerns to gain credit for the win. George Dunkley led Mahers with a homer and single good for three runs. Jack Colvin was the big noise for Westerns with two home runs and a single. Major Fukumoto added three singles and Aki Hayashi had a triple and single.

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(September 09)  A four-run rally in the fifth inning gave Mahers a 5-2 win over Westerns. Bill Kay won with a four-hitter.

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(September 09)  Archie Minarsky, in the game because playing manager George Phillips was ejected for his role in a second inning dust-up, drove in the winning run with a bases-loaded single as West York shaded Milwaukees 2-1 in an extra inning. Jack Cabot pitched a two-hitter for the win. Frank Repchick allowed just seven hits in taking the loss.

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(September 11)  West York eliminated Milwaukee Sports from playoff action downing the Sports 5-0 to take the best-of-five set in three straight games. Rene Bouchard won his second playoff decision with a five-hit effort in the shutout.  He fanned nine and received air-tight support from his mates. Howie Wilson, on the hill for Milwaukee, hurled shutout ball for five innings but weakened in the sixth when the Yorkies scored all their runs. Gil Small clouted a three-run homer for the win. Doug Smart helped with three hits.

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(September 11)   Maher Shows edged Westerns 6-5 in semi-final action at Earlscourt Park Stadium. However, a Western protest that Mahers used an ineligible player in last Tuesday"s game was upheld and the game will be replayed, leaving Mahers with a 2-0 game lead in the series. Hal Short's single in the final frame scored Chick Kitchen with the winning run.  Kitchen had earlier belted a homer.Joe Brown had a two-run double and Jack Colvin a homer for the Westerns.

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(September 13)   With a 7-2 victory over Westerns, Maher Shoes advanced to the final of the West Toronto Senior Baseball League final series for the third successive season.  Jack Ramsden fashioned a neat four-hitter for the defending champions while Doss Kowalick led the offense with three hits and Greg Higgens launched a two-run homer.

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(September 16)   The opening game of the West Toronto Senior Baseball League final was a dandy as Maher Shoes notched a 2-1 victory over West York as Gerry Acheson was brilliant with a one-hitter. The right-hander fanned eight in the victory over Rene Bouchard who yielded five hits and struck out eight. Stan Stenoff doubled in the first Maher's run and Hal Short knocked in the other. George Dunkley was a standout at second base. Ron Cabot, the second batter to face Acheson, tripled for the only West York marker.

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(September 20)   Maher Shoes and West York Motors split their playoff twin-bill Saturday leaving Mahers with a 2-1 game lead in the final series. Rookie Don Graham, back from a pro workout with the Montreal Royals, was brilliant in holding the Yorkies to two hits while fanning 12 in the opener as Maher won 9-1. He walked four. George Dunkley belted a four-bagger for the winners. Dick MacDowell and Doss Kowalick each added two hits.

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In the nightcap, West York's mighty mite, Rene Bouchard fired a five-hitter at the hard-hitter Mahers leading the Yorkies to a 2-1 triumph. Ron Cabot and George Phillips each contributed three safeties to the 13-hit attack.

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(September 23)   The final series is tied at two games apiece as West York Motors downed Maher Shoes 3-1 behind the outstanding hurling of Jack Cabot. The right-hander, enjoying the best season of his sandlot career, fanned five and walked just one. Gerry Acheson was nicked for four hits in the first inning but steadied away and pitched effective five-hit ball the rest of the way for Mahers

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(September 25)   George Dunkley tripled in the last of the seventh inning to drive in two runs to give Maher Shoes a 2-1 victory over West York Motors and a 3-2 game lead in the best-of-seven series for the West Toronto Senior Baseball League championship.  The tense contest featured a great pitchers' battle between Mahers' Don Graham and Rene Bouchard.  West Yorks had several opportunities to score but Graham was tough in the pinches and left 13 runners stranded. Gil Smart batted in the lone run for West York.

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(September 27)   Bill Balmer led a 15-hit assault with five safeties Saturday as Mahers wrapped up the league title for the third straight year blasting West York 12-0 to take the best-of-seven series four games to two. Chick Kitchen added four hits as Gerry Acheson hurled shutout ball for the champions, yielding six hits.  Maher played errorless ball behind Acheson while the Yorkies booted the ball seven times.

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(September 30)   Mahers jumped into a 10-2 lead but had to fend off a late challenge by the Kingsway Lumbermen to take the opening game of the Toronto Baseball Association final 13-11. Tommy McKillop's three-run homer sparked a four-run Kingsway drive in the seventh to make it 10-6, but Bill Balmer got three of them back with a homer in the eighth.  Kingsway came roaring out in the ninth and five walks, Red McMurray's third hit, Cy Spear's two-bagger and an error produced five more runs and it took a sparkling catch by Balmer to prevent two more from scoring. Stan Stenoff's triple in the first inning, following three walks, helped Mahers jump into an early 4-0 lead. Gerry Acheson picked up the pitching win in a relief role.  Stenoff was ejected in the second inning after an argument with Umpire Murph Blandford.

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Ramsden, Acheson (W) (2), Graham (9) and Borthwick

(October 02)   With an 8-5 triumph over Mahers, Kingsway Lumber evened the TBA senior finals at a game apiece. The Lumbermen rapped 13 hits, including a homer and triple by Kenny Aker. Playing manager Tom McKillop checked in with three hits and knocked in a pair. Stan Stenoff led the losers with two hits and two runs batted in.

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(October 04)   Kingsway Lumber edged Mahers 3-2 Saturday to take a 2-1 game lead in the Toronto final series. Joey Irvine's homer with two men aboard in the seventh inning provided the margin of victory. Bev Bourke was outstanding for the winners with a three-hit pitching effort. Billy Kay, up from the junior ranks, pitched well for the Shoemen until he tired in the late going.

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(October 05)  Cold weather played havoc with the players and fans on Sunday as Mahers bounced back to win 6-5 and knot the series at two games each. The teams combined for nine errors and 14 free passes. Hal Short led the winners with three hits. Billy Kay, loser in Saturday's game, relieved in the seventh to retire seven straight batters to save the contest for the Shoemen.

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(October 07)  Maher Shoes downed Kingsway Lumber 5-3 to take a 3-2 game lead in the TBA final series. Mahers took advantage of three errors, a walk and a balk in the third inning to notch a pair and secure the victory. George Dunkley cracked a two-run homer in the first inning. Bill Kay scattered nine hits in going the distance for the pitching win.

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(October 09)  Maher Shoes crushed Kingsway Lumber 10-4 to wrap up their second consecutive Toronto Baseball Association title winning the best-of-seven series four games to two. The West Toronto champions came from behind an early 3-0 deficit to score two in the fifth and eight in the sixth.  Gerry Acheson weathered an early assault by the Lumbermen with two hits in the second and four in the third to shut them down the rest of the way. He fanned nine and walked a pair. It was his third win in the final series. Chick Kitchen sparked the winners with two hits in the big sixth frame. He led off with a double and scored and then belted a mammoth homer over the centre field fence for the eighth run. George Dunkley collected three hits.

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(November 12)  Joe Brown, Westerns pitcher-outfielder has been named the Most Valuable Player of the West Toronto Senior Baseball League.  Considered over the hill by many experts, Brown polled ten of a possible 15 votes to capture the award. He finished 8-4 in his mound duties and batted .240 in 25 games knocking in 14 runs. Mahers' Hal Short won the batting championship for the second straight season finishing with a .389 mark. The leading hurler was John Walters of Milwaukees with a 6-0 record. Ken Ohara of the Westerns was tops in steals with 14 and Chick Kitchen of Mahers led in home runs with six.

(November 24)  Bert Forbes, centre fielder for Peter Pan Cleaners has been voted the Rookie of the Year. Forbes batted .333 in 31 games, finishing fourth in the batting race and hit five homers, just one behind the leader, Chick Kitchen of Mahers. In the field, Forbes played errorless ball.