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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta ENTIRELY DEVOTED TO BASEIALL LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, TUESDAY, MAY IJ IN IhTEINLTTOF WW KM QAIMM THE LETHBRIDGE BASEBALL TEAM NEIDENFUER, Pitcher. LETHBRIDGE PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL KNOWLTON, Pitcher. CY. PI EH, Pitcher. JACK CORR.GAN, Field. RIES, Pitch.r. H. J. GEBEAU, Pitchtr. Tomorrow will be an important day in the history not only of sport, but of the general life of the city. To- morrow afternoon the opening of the Western Canada Baseball League place here and three other places in the Canadian West, From the standpoint of the game it is important event. -Baseball has always been a live institution in this city and it has heen with a great amount of enthusiasm that the fans havg awaited the entry into Class C ball.' The experience TwHge and other cities of Alberta in professional ball was not very foitun- 1 ate two years ago and as the result flat test, year. CHANDLER, 2nd GILMORE, Catcher JOHN TAYLOR, 3rd Base. give them an insight into the real' thing that will give them an enthus-' iastic desire to play the game as itj The Tjreaking'up of the old Northern- Copper League last year and the de- sire of the prosperous Albertan cities to get into the game led to the for- mation of the Western Canada league composed entirely of cities in West- em Canada. The Lethbridge of to- was demonstrated last year when the success of the amateurs was no due to the idea of ball they got the year before The fact that the league includes all the leading in Western Ca- nada will have a strong influencs in day is not "that of two years ajro. No "uniting the forces ot sport in the fears of failure haunted the minds of the fans and they were hot franchise in the jaew league, -got there and Lethbridge u- i should be played. professional games In this -way thel will be a great benefit to the" amateur game. This provinces. h If- baseball venture bigger" iaetor than, ever in b'tse- ball world. i -What does it mean t be "in- the- league and ,Mhat jrod- Tvi1! come of Th'M questions are r hard to" answer, and are fchvody answered- in the m> ..it o[ >v. fen.. It means that thd city se at lea-t nv I the fastest ball ganus th t ever been pu iol off here. Thi> The success of the will cause other sports to follow the same lead. There sports tEat will bring placing these" provinces prominently the world. the Lethbridge team are. here they. ate. providing sport for the pub- lic but when they are away, they are all-" boosters for, Lethbridge whether" v T meart to be or not. In Wmni- BranW other fleague, there will be thousands sport ana lot- rf-it The Lethbridger be ft i ajuu. KJIUS ut luuusHjius of people watch fans will have abundant opportunity Lethbridge is on the to exercise their lungs cheering their y are that they will need it, for all the j .Abridge cubs are new and it look, artt.noL to H ft club had any call on any of Mothers sfl on Queatlona The majority ot the players are un- known and there is that air of uncer- tainly about these games that will give aded interest to them. If for no other reasan than the fun, of it the professional league win be a good thing: But that "is not all by met There are in the city a large number of boys who think they know some- thing about "baseball but "the games that they will see at the park will THE SECRETARY OF LEAGUE THE J. M. Lamb, of Winnipeg, secretary of the Western Ca- nada League, is a baseball magnate of several years' standing. He has been as- sociated with the Winnipeg Maroons "and the Northern and the Northern Copper Leagues for many years. He is known" M an indefatiguable worker and an enthusiastic baseball fan. He is well up m all the ways of baseball teams and managers and has the repu- Utioh -of being-' -very careful and exact in the duties per- taining to a secretaryship. With-all, these reputed qual- ifications the public can ex- dope handed out to them with regularity anff new, the managements ot the different teams can expect to have the- routine and clerical tasinewr of the league conducted with dec- pttoh and accuracy. answers and Lethbridge becomes known to a great many. This publicity is of val- ue for thje men who attend the ball games are men of means, who break away .from business for an hour or two_ to "see the game." A, great ma- jority are men who are in a position to "make investment and are not one of the kind whose biggest investment is a bet of "two bits that Dmny makes a hit." 'Base- ball' means business such as from properly placed baseball AM from properly placed publicity. By supporting the baseball team the pub lie can Test assured that they are supporting the that is if the team is worthy of support and will not be a disgrace to the city. The local management have been very fortunate in. securing the ser- vices of Jack Corrigan as manager and that is a .guarantee that the team will be well handled. He has got a bunch of" flue gentlemanly players about hinTwJifr will" be a credit to the city and to -the management Jack is a crank on discipline and the people can make their way to the grounds every day there is a game on know- ing that every player will get "into the game ounce that is in him. Every player will be in shape for Jack does not stand for any booz- ing, and having his men chasing four balls at a time and grabbing at the imaginary ones. It will be baseball THE PRESIDENT OF THE LEAGUE JOE LYNCH, Catcher, DIRECTORS OF LETH- BRIDGE CLUB T 8 McKenzie Jas Rose L Benton Hatch John Taylor Wallace Lemmeues Officers Kevin; Pres; Fleetwood, Vice-Prea Treas. Nicholson, Sec. Robt A T D. J H A. E. AfH The President of the West- ern Canada League, James Fleming of Medicine Hat, is a man in the right place not only because nTrpast intexett in sports make him deserving" of the honor, and because us the main push of the pennant winners in 1907, but also be- cause his executive ability qualifies him for the bQities of such a position. It is no small matter to be pre- sident of an eight-club league, with the clubs scattered over a quarter of the continent. There IH a multiplicity of in- terests to consider and base- ball players and promoters are not always ae mild as Ma- ry's lamb Mr Fleming, how- ever has nts finger on" every pulse beat of baseball opinion and He strong man lor tke pofiti a league and it not surprise his, friends be develops into 'ar JPat" a Ban Johnson or a -Pulliam. 1 3 "J wx, 4 Detroit Washington, the St.'Louis Browns and the New York: wiJ all train in Texas again next year. Detroit 13 especially pleased with San Antonio, but the change from Marjin Springs -fc las JOE CORRIGAN, Center Field. CHESTER COX, Left Field. BELL, deliver .the goods have to greener pastures, Lethbridfe's position in the West- ern Canada Baseball League means f h to the otty and every endeavor rftould be put forth to iupport the management and to the fore in this adrortfring proposi- tion which at the tame time will vidt an tbmNuMi of MANAGER CORRIGAN'S CAREER ON THE DIAMOND Manager John Corrigan of the Lethbridge ball team has had quite a 'neheckered exper- lance on the That is an essential factor in aman- ager'a capabilities and Jack's experience in playing with Duiuth.Grand Forks, Green Bay Keskuh, and several other places" places Tiim where he can be master of the po- sition. In all-he has played about ten years of profession- ball and his record-is par ex- cellence wherever he has been AN AUTO PARADE There is fomg to be a gala lime to- morrow .afternoonrif-fhe weather .will only keep right A big parade of autos is planned to take- place from the square to the Ball Park with the Citizens Band in "the lead Every- body owning a horseless carnage is invited to join in and swell the pro- cession. WEEKS TO WEED OUT According to National Association Rules Lethbridge has two weeks after the playing season starts in which to weed out its players to the quired number and within, the salary limit Twelve or thirteen will be carried throughout the reason. Fif- teen will contend for permanent places. LEAGUE NOTES -Medicine Hat team is expected in on the local today The Maroons play sixty-five games at home Brandon will play more games in' Winnipeg than any other outside club, being scheduled to appear fif- teen times. Lethbridge plays the least number of games m Medicine Hat, Calgary and Edmon- ton each play eight games in Winnv Regina will play in Winnipeg off the first holiday of the season, Vic- toria Day, Moose Jaw on Dominion Day and Brandon on Labor Day, The Maroons play forty-four -games away from home PLAY BALL I all there in the hacked old stand That was lately deep with snow? Are the teams lined up on the new green turf Where'the first green sproutlets show? Is the T7mpire_jout? Is the Pitcher there In his place? Are you ready all9 Then let her go for another year, Here's luck, my Play ball I -The teams have nice new togs I see, It's a gay and a sporty crowd. That new Mit there on third's asleep.; Don't talk too Jong or loud. The Southpaw's overtrained, I think, And the shortstop needs a wall, But let her slide and we'll size 'em Here's-luck, my boys, Play ball! don't de show? Me feet's gettart cold up here. you wit' de peanuts (De same Kid dey had las' year) Well, 111 take youse on fer an even break Dat our team takes de flag dis fall In a walk-a-way, sure. Youse is wit Shake; Here's luck, old sports. Play ball! L. Armstrong, OFFICIAL PLAYING SCHEDULE OF THE WESTERN CANADA BASEBALL LEAGUE FOR 1909 Mooit Medicine toiwefrten WINNIPEG 17 18 19 SO. July 19 30. July 26 27 Sep. 1 IK. July 33 14. Aug. 30 14. July 21 33 Aug. 37 16 17 18 Aug. 13 33 33. Aug. 16 17 84 85 86. Aug. 33 34 38 89 SS. Aug. 19 SO 81 BRANDON 13 13 14 15. Julv 19 13 14 11 14. Jnlv 91 9B 16. July 33 31 S3 17 18 28 39 39. AIM 1O 84 flf