1929 Tournaments / Exhibitions     


(July 6)   It took ten innings but Swift Current squeaked out a 4-3 victory over the Texas Colored Giants. In the extra frame, catcher Fat Knipfel doubled with two out and came home of Freddy Herman's single. Bill Hardin, with a dandy four-hitter and 14 strikeouts, topped Clay of the visitors in a pitching duel. Clay, a left-hander, allowed just seven hits. Down 3-0, the locals tied the contest in their half of the second on hits by Harris, Hardin, and Jimmy Borthwick. The match featured outstanding defense with Eddie Dyer of Swift Current making four running catches in centre field.  Marshall of the Giants had the longest blow, a first inning triple.

Clay (L) and xxx
Hardin (W) and xxx

(July 8)  In an exhibition game at Weyburn, Minot, North Dakota, topped the Colored House of David 7-6 before a crowd of 5,000 during the opening day of the 21st annual Weyburn Fair. The American squad had 12 hits, three each by Opheim and Ward. Two of Ward's hits were doubles.  Evanson held the visitors to eight hits in registering the pitching win. John Donaldson, Hilton and losing pitcher D. Young each had a pair of hits for the Davids. A. Hancock added a triple.

D. Young (L) and C. Hancock
Evanson (W) and Mach

(July 9)   The Colored House of David used three big innings to trounce the Regina All-Stars 16-5 in an error-filled exhibition at Park de Young. Regina made 10 errors, the Davids, five. The visitors pounded out 16 hits, led by shortstop A. Hancock with two doubles and a single.  Winning pitcher Freeman also had three hits.  Losing hurler Alvin Fritz fired five shutout innings before the Davids turned two hits and several Regina miscues into five runs. They added six runs in the 8th and another five in the top of the 9th. Cliff Hogg and Babe Brossard each had a pair of safeties for the home club.

Freeman (W) and C. Hancock
Fritz (L) and Van Vliet

(July 10)  In the second game of their exhibition series, the Regina All-Stars edged John Donaldson's Colored House of David 4-3 behind the seven-hit pitching of Lefty White who also scored the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning.  White, who had two hits, scampered home on a double by shortstop Happy Hepburn. Cliff Hogg had given Regina the lead in the 3rd inning with a two-bagger to score both Webb Bird and WhiteAtkins took the loss for the "Bearded Ethiopians of Cuba".  A. Hancock again led the visitors' attack, this time with a triple.

Atkins (L) and Williams
White (W) and Clayton

Virden, Manitoba, Tournament

(July 11)   The Chicago Colored Giants captured top money at the Virden Tournament Thursday crushing Minot, North Dakota, 15-1 in the final.

Harrison (W) and Radcliffe
Kelly, Evanson and Mach

Virden defeated Brandon 10-0 in opening round action as Robinson tossed the shutout.

Robinson (W) and McDougall
Berry (L) and Lupe

Antler topped Kenmare 8-7 to enter the semi-final round.

Woock (W) and C.Cranston
Crabbe (L) and Weinberg

Minot and the Giants drew byes.

Minot whipped Virden 11-5 in one semi-final.

Clark (W) and Mach
Massey (L), Harris (1), Robinson (8) and McDougall

Chicago Giants trounced Antler.

Kanuzel (L) and Cranston
Johnson (W) and Radcliffe

(July 12)   At Brandon, the hometown Greys handed Gilkerson's Colored Giants their first loss of their western tour.  Greys rapped 13 hits in the first game of a double-header to secure a 9-4 victory. Cliff Corey survived 11 hits to register the win.

Smalley, Johnson and Radcliffe
Corey and Lupe

The visitors unleashed an 18-hit attack in the second game to win 14-7.  Harrison was the winning pitcher in relief of starter Cristobal Torriente

Torriente, Harrison and Radcliffe
Melitti, Berry, Corey and Lupe

(July 13)   At Swift Current, the Colored House of David trounced the home squad 13-3 as winning pitcher Freeman led an 18-hit attack with a pair of home runs.  His battery mate, Williams, also socked a four-bagger. Centre fielder Gabby Streets helped with three hits. Bill Hardin took the loss.

Freeman (W) and Williams
Hardin (L) and xxx

(July 14)   At Lac Pelletier, the Colored House of David clobbered Swift Current 17-4 in game called after just five innings because of rain. The much heralded John Donaldson was the starting pitcher for the winners. Dempsey was the hitting star for the locals with three safeties, including a pair of doubles.

Donaldson (W), xxx and xxx
Schriver (L), Marlow and xxx

(July 15)   The Colored House of David chalked up another victory Monday coming from behind an early 3-0 deficit to down the Medicine Hat CPR 10-5. The Cee Pees grabbed a lead in the first inning as the first two batters, Jack Pennington and Howard Teel walked before Howard Blaney belted one to the scoreboard for a homer. The Davids went ahead in the 5th and added two in the 6th and three in the 7th to put the game on ice.  Gabby Streets, who relieved in the first inning with none out went the rest of the way for the victory  Wilf Pennington took the loss.

Atkins, Streets (W) (1) and Williams
Pennington (L) and Blaney

(July 16)   Charlie Hancock's 6th inning grand slam homer proved to be the difference as the Colored House of David topped the Calgary Solloway Mills nine 8-4. The bewhiskered visitors, purportedly from Cuba, broke open a tight contest with five runs in the 6th frame, the other marker scoring on John Donaldson's infield hit.  Donaldson was one of six Davids to register a pair of safeties.  Centre fielder Paul Thompson led Calgary with three hits.

Young (W) and Williams
Lucas (L) and Jenkins

(July 17)   The barnstormers from Cuba made a clean sweep of their three-game Calgary series with 14-4 and 5-3 victories on Wednesday.  Another grand slam homer by Charlie Hancock paced the Colored House of David in the opening game.  The big blow highlighted an eight-run second inning for the Davids. Hancock had four hits over-all and knocked in five as the bearded visitors rapped out 20 hits. C. Young gave up 11 hits to Calgary in going the distance for the win. Paul Thompson went five-for-five for Calgary, including two triples, and Pudge MacKenzie was three-for-three with a homer and double.

C. Young (W) and Williams
Killen (L), Jenkins (2), Rice and Henderson

First baseman J. Young belted a 7th inning homer, then knocked in Art Hancock and Buzz Boldridge with a single in the 8th to lead the Cubans to a 5-3 win over Calgary in the second game.  Playing manager John Donaldson hurled a nine-hitter for the win.  The Davids collected 13 hits off Calgary's Dodger Lewis.

Donaldson (W) and C. Hancock
Lewis (L) and Jenkins

(July 18)  At Drumheller, the Colored House of David whipped the Nacmine Athletics 12-3.  A six-run 6th inning, highlighted by Charlie Hancock's bases-loaded, three-run double, was key for the winners.  Art Hancock and Young had home runs for the Cubans.  Charlie Hancock added a triple.  Hawkins had a three-bagger for Nacmine.

xxx, xxx (2), xxx and xxx
xxx, xxx, xxx and xxx

(July 19)   The barnstorming Colored House of David took both games from the Lethbridge All-Stars 13-8 at 6-1 at Henderson Park Friday.   Few details were made available on the first game.  In the nightcap, second baseman Charlie Hancock belted three doubles and a pair of singles to pace a 16-hit attack.  Winning pitcher Manville Boldridge, who pitched a three-hitter, and centre fielder Gabby Streets each had three safeties.  Falconer was the losing hurler.

xxx and xxx
Pisko, Chollak, Yorko and xxx

Boldridge (W) and Williams
Falconer (L) and Wilson

Saskatoon Exhibition Week Tournament

(July 22)   in a thrilling opening to the 1929 Exhibition Tournament, Bruno proved to be comeback kings in edging Aberdeen 7-6 in 12 innings. Trailing 5-1 in the bottom of the ninth, Bruno rallied for four runs to send the game to extra innings. Dufor's bases-loaded double was the blow to tie the count at 5-5. Then, after Aberdeen scored in the top of the 12th, Bruno rebounded with two in the bottom of the frame for the win. An error by catcher Curly Reeve on a peg from Smith to try to cut off a runner at the plate gave Bruno the deciding marker.  Joe Weber picked up the pitching win in a relief role. Aberdeen out-hit the winners 15 to 8 with McCullouch and Reeve each collecting three safeties.  Lunnan struck out 15 in a losing cause.  Mike Hofbauer, who started on the mound for Bruno, shifted behind the plate when Weber relieved. He was knocked out in the ninth when beaned by a pitch but after liberal applications of cold water returned to the game.

Lunnan (L) and Reeve
Hofbauer, J.Weber (W) (4) and Lummerding, Hofbauer

(July 23)   Cory pounded out 14 hits including four doubles, two triples and a home run in trouncing Cudworth 18-6. Hank Hilldrup led the way with four hits and three runs.  Shortstop Cherry added a single, double and triple and scored three times. Bill Dunbar cracked the lone four-bagger.  Cory ran out to a 13-0 lead after three innings. Jerry Cummings went the route for the win.

R.Koob, S.Hersch (4) , Vandell (6) and Reaser
Cummings (W) and Johnson

(July 23)    Asquith broke open a close game with three runs in the 7th and five more in the 9th to overwhelm Clair 11-2. Centre fielder L.Hoffman collected four hits and three runs to lead a 13-hit attack for Asquith. First sacker Gregory had three hits. Carl Mohr held Clair to three hits and whiffed 13. Barney McNamee of Clair rang up 12 strikeouts.

Mohr (W) and Sweet
McNamee (L) and Franke

(July 24)    Begley held Clair to just three hits as Milden posted a 5-0 exhibition win. Clair played the game as a favour to tournament officials as Rosthern failed to appear and Clair, by virtue of their earlier victory, moved into the second round of the event.

Christoff (L) and Franke
Begley (W) and Aime

(July 24)   Neilburg scored four runs in the first inning and continued to pile on the offense in whipping Langham 17-5.  Alf Bennett led the winners both at the plate and on the mound. He moved from shortstop in the third inning to take over for sore-arm starter Taylor and went the rest of the way for the win powering the lineup with five hits and four runs scored. Second baseman Stewart collected four hits and catcher Ron Silver added three. 

Taylor, Bennett (W) (3) and R.Silver
Friesen, W.Epp (5) and Derkson

(July 25)    Lucky Lake unleashed a 15-hit attack in crushing Lanigan 9-1. Shortstop Andy Aitkenhead led the offense slugging a single, double and home run. Catcher Harold "Greasy" Horeak also had three hits. Stan Douglas and Lefty Cleaver combined to hold Lanigan to four hits.

A.Gunther (L), Postlewaite (7) and W.Gunther
Douglas, Cleaver (W) (4) and Horeak

(July 25)   Bruno used a 17-hit attack to down Cory 12-6.  A.Weber, Mike Hofbauer and Joe Weber, the first three batters in the Bruno lineup, each had three hits. A.Weber scored four runs, Hofbauer three and Joe Weber notched a pair. Bill Dunbar had three hits for Cory. 

E.Shockey, Cummings (1) and Johnson
J.Weber (W) and Hofbauer

(July 26)   Asquith opened with two runs in the first inning and coasted to an 18-4 victory over Milden. Second baseman Picketts blasted a homer and three singles and catcher Talbot had four hits in a 20-hit assault.  Every batter in the Asquith lineup had at least one hit and one run.

Swenson (L), Maguire (7) and Aime
Mohr (W), Frost (8) and Talbot

(July 26)   In the evening game, Lefty Cleaver tossed a five-hit shutout and fanned 18 as Lucky Lake got by Neilburg 3-0, scoring all three runs in the second inning. A triple by Don Conklin followed by Stan Douglas' single opened the scoring.  Douglas advanced to third and scored on Bigelow's fielder's choice and Bigelow came home on Burger's double to right field. Slim Taylor gave up nine hits and compiled ten strikeouts for Neilburg.

Cleaver (W) and Horeak
Taylor (L) and Bessie

(July 27)   In another runaway victory, Lucky Lake embarrassed Asquith to the tune of 20-1 in the morning semi-final match. Andy Aitkenhead again led the offensive with four hits and four runs scored. Stan Douglas added three hits, one a homer, and three runs. Catcher Harold Horeak rapped a double and triple and scored four times. Conklin, Douglas and Burger combined to hold Asquith to two hits while striking out a total of 16 batters.

Conklin, Douglas (4), Burger (7) and Horeak
Mohr, Frost (2) and Talbot

(July 27)   Bruno, with its home grown lineup, surprised the experts Saturday in winning the Exhibition Tournament with a 5-4 win over a stacked Lucky Lake nine in the tourney final.  Bruno took the lead with a run in the top of the first inning but Lucky Lake responded with back-to-back homers by Harold Horeak and Stan Douglas in the bottom of the first.  Bruno took the lead for good with three in the third. Nordig, who relieved starter Webb in the first inning, pitched airtight ball until the 8th when he gave up two runs.  His troubles continued into the ninth when he loaded the bases with one out and Joe Weber was called in to get out of the jam. The next two batters hit to Schwinghammer at third and he made no mistake in throwing out runners at the plate to end the threat. A.Weber belted a homer for the winners.

Webb, Nordig (W) (1), J.Weber (9) and Hofbauer
Cleaver, Conklin (3) and Horeak

Rock Lake Invitational

(July 23)   Gilkerson's Union Giants took top money at the big invitation tournament at the Rock Lake summer resort downing Brandon Greys 14-5 in the final.  Giants pounded four homers.

Barry (L), Eno and xxx
xxx and xxx

The Union Giants won their opening game, 8-2 over Leeds, North Dakota. Brandon advanced by topping the Detroit Giants 18-10. 

Foster (W) and Lupe
xxx and xxx

Virden, which won a bye in the first round, was hammered 15-3 by Brandon in a semi-final match.  Cliff Corey went the distance for the pitching win.

Tom Pryor (L), Smokey Harris and xxx
Corey (W) and xxx

Camrose, Alberta, Tournament

(July 25)   A high scoring affair kicked off the Camrose Tournament as Mirror trounced Viking 15-7. Mirror had a 15-1 lead before Viking rallied with six runs in the last two innings.

Neis (W) and A.Ray
Oslund (L) and Umphries

(July 25)  All the scoring occurred in the fifth inning as Merna topped Camrose 4-1.

McLennan (W) and S.McKenzie
Goldsworthy (L) and Robinson

(July 25)   In the Thursday evening contest, Merna defeated Mirror 7-4 riding a five-run inning for the triumph.

(July 26)    A four-run eighth inning helped Ponoka to an 8-2 win over Botha. Red Tulloch pitched the victory.

Tulloch (W) and Scott
Edwards (L) and McNeight

(July 26)   Camangay took a two-run lead in the first inning and coasted to a 10-2 victory over Barrhead.

Haynes (W) and Blaney
Gladeau and Fluet

(July 26)  Blackie picked up where they left off last year, when they outscored their opponents 43-1 in the tournament, walloping Junkin 22-0.  Third baseman Bissett clouted a pair of homers to pace the onslaught.

Crotty (W) and Hess
Conglin (L) and Tindal

(July 26)  Coutts crushed Red Deer 21-4 battering three Red Deer hurlers. Left-hander Engleson pitched outstanding ball for the winners.

Isaacs (L), Strahota, Blades and Robins
Engleson (W), Heemy and VanNorman

(July 27)    And the runs kept coming. In the opening game Saturday, Ponoka demolished Merna 25-2. Catcher Scott had the big blow for the winners, a grand-slam homer in the fourth inning. It was one of 28 hits for Ponoka. James had a homer for Merna.

Baldwin (W) and Scott
McLennan, Eastley (1), Brick (5), James (7) and McKenzie

(July 27)   Blackie won a spot in the tourney final by dumping Carmangay 11-0 behind Crotty's four-hit shutout pitching. 

Pennington (L) and Blaney
Crotty (W) and Hess

(July 27)  Ponoka upset Coutts 9-3 to advance to the tournament final against Blackie. 

J.Baldwin (W) and Scott
Libke (L), Engleson (5) and Van Norman

(July 27)   In the most competitive game of the entire tournament, Blackie downed Ponoka 3-1 before four-thousand spectators to win the Camrose Tournament for the second straight summer. Blackie took a 3-0 lead to the eighth when Ponoka got on the board with Flaherty's homer and had the bases loaded with just one out but Red Tulloch fanned and A.Baldwin grounded out to end the threat. Rose twirled a three-hitter for the win. Dodger Lewis took the loss for Ponoka.

Rose (W) and Hess
D.Lewis (L) and Scott

Brandon Tournament

(July 31)   Gilkerson's Colored Giants shaded Brandon 6-5 to take the $500 first prize at the Brandon Tournament. Greys out-hit the visitors 13-8, but couldn't overcome the Giants' three-run 7th inning. Owen Smaulding went the route for the win.

Corey, Berry and Fischer
Smaulding and Radcliffe

In the opening game, Gilkerson's whipped the Detroit Giants 14-1 behind Harrison's three-hit pitching.

Harrison (W) and Cardenas
W. Smith (L) and Love

Brandon downed Moosomin 7-1 as Foster held the losers to six hits.

Foster (W) and Fischer
R. Hogg (L) and Wanes

Giants handed Antler a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning then rebounded for a 9-5 triumph.

xxx and Cranston
McNair, Smaulding and Radcliffe