1914 Game Reports Vancouver     

1914 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley   
1914 BC Interior 
1914 Vancouver Island   

Three known senior amateur baseball leagues (the Commercial, Federal and Wholesale loops) were routinely publicized within the Vancouver print medium during the 1914 season. The champions of each of these leagues entered the City championships following completion of their seasons. A fourth entry for the City crown, the Comets, winners of a seemingly obscure amateur circuit (the Sunday School League) which had received no coverage whatsoever within the editions of the Vancouver Daily World in 1914, also entered the fray, bringing the number of teams to four. No information was found relative to the names of the teams, other than the Comets, or the number of clubs operating within this circuit. Surprisingly, the Comets advanced to the finals and gave the ultimate Vancouver champions, the National Biscuit Company, a real run for their money before bowing out

(July 14)   Vancouver's Bill Brand fired a no-hitter with 17 strikeouts as the Commercial League All-Stars and the touring Meiji University team from Japan fought to a 2-2 draw in an exhibition game described in the Vancouver World as "one of the best games of amateur baseball ever played in Vancouver".  The game was called after nine inning due to darkness. The host squad got on the scoreboard with a run in the fourth and the visitors tied it with a marker in the fifth. There was no more scoring until the ninth when each team got a singleton. Vancouver managed six hits.

Brand and Kavanaugh
Asijiay and Osawa


(August 08) Baseball officials in the city have announced a four-team playoff to determine the city championship and winners of the Robert P. Brown trophy. The competition will see the winners of the four city leagues - the Commercial, Federal, Wholesale and Sunday loops - face off later in the month.  National Biscuit, the Commercial champs meet Mac and Mac, the Wholesale winners and the Federal champs, Godfrey, take on Comets, of the Sunday circuit.

(August 21)   T.H. Richardson shutout the Comets on two-hits in a 4-0 victory Friday as the National Biscuit nine took a one game lead in the best of three series. The teams battled to a tie in the opening game.  Rogers, for the Comets, was almost as good on the hill, allowing just four hits.

Richardson (W) and Leach
Rogers (L) and Smith

(August 25)   National Biscuit crushed the Comets 10-4 Tuesday to capture the Vancouver city championship with two wins and a tie in the best-of-three series.  The team takes the Robert P. Brown trophy, donated by the president of the Vancouver Beavers. J. McWhinnie held the Comets to seven hits in doing the distance for the pitching win. Eight errors crippled the Comets' chances of claiming the trophy.

McWhinnie (W) and Leach
Clarke (L) and Smith

Vancouver Commercial Baseball League

B. C. Telephones, C. P. R , Crescents, National Biscuit Company *, Snider & Brethour, Western Canada Power

* National _Biscuit Company 1914 Vancouver Commercial League pennant winner

Vancouver Federal Baseball League

Chinooks, Firemen, Godfrey’s Sporting Goods * , News-Advertiser, Vancouver Province, Vancouver World

* Godfrey’s – 1914 Vancouver Federal League pennant winner        

Vancouver Wholesale Baseball League

Kelly-Douglas, Leckie’s Boots & Shoes, Mac & Mac Hardware * , Malkin’s, Wood, Vallance & Leggat 

* Mac & Mac  – 1914 Vancouver Wholesale League pennant winner

The National Biscuit Company team, champions of the Commercial League, won the overall Vancouver senior baseball champioship for 1914.