I finally was able to put together a summary of an entire season in the old H&D Baseball League!
Inspired by at the game reports pages at the At The Plate site, here is the day to day results from the Halifax & District Baseball League’s 1955 season. This is one of the few seasons where I can find a nearly complete lists of game results from various sources (L’Evangeline on the Google archive and islandnewspapers.ca). I have listed all game results that I could find for the 1955 H&D League season.
Depending on the info given, some results are missing, other games vary between have the score, briefing or the CP report on the game. No games were held on Sundays. The regular season opened on June 10 and concluded on August 20, the postseason commenced two days later and finished up on September 9.
June 10: Stellarton @ Liverpool
June 11: Liverpool 1 @ Stellarton 8; Dartmouth 2 @ Halifax 4; Halifax 2 @ Dartmouth 4
June 13: Halifax 1 @ Truro 12 ; Kentville 2 @ Stellarton 7; Liverpool 7 @ Dartmouth 3
June 14: Stellarton 2 @ Truro 2 (8 innings, rain). Albions started was Barch, relieved by Jack McCoy in the eighth. Bearcats pitchers were Bill Rochford and Pete Fisher (came in in the sixth). Stan Maxwell hit a homerun for Truro.
June 15: Liverpool 4, Truro 4; Halifax 6, Kentville 4; Stellarton 4, Dartmouth 3
June 16: Kentville 11, Stellarton 5; Halifax 4, Truro 3; Liverpool 5, Dartmouth 4
June 17: Liverpool 21, Stellarton 8; Truro 16, Dartmouth 2
June 18: Truro 13, Stellarton 7; Liverpool 2, Halifax 0; Dartmouth 6, Kentville NR
June 20: Truro 3 @ Kentville 10; Stellarton 11 @ Dartmouth 7; Halifax 1 @ Liverpool 9
June 21: Halifax 9, Dartmouth 6; Liverpool 3, Stellarton 2; Kentville 5, Truro 3
June 22: Truro 3, Liverpool 2; Dartmouth 5, Kentville 3; Halifax 5, Stellarton 3
June 24: Dartmouth 8, Truro 5; Kentville 15, Stellarton 4; Liverpool 1, Halifax 0
June 25: Dartmouth 7 @ Liverpool 8. Larrupers starter John Shumock was rocked before being replace by Donnie McLeod in the first. McLeod finished the game, giving up two hits & five strikeouts. Arrows pitchers were Murray Guttman, Chet Corkum (third) and Bill Walsh (seventh). Truro 2 @ Halifax 12.
June 27: Truro 2 @ Liverpool 3; Liverpool catcher George Lewis had a two-run homerun in the sixth. Don Richards had the win & Moe Drabowski took the loss. Stellarton 6 @ Halifax 3; the Albions had 13 hits compared to the Cardinals 7. Jim Kennedy had the win, Jim Raugh took the loss. Halifax’s Jose Rogers had a solo homerun in the ninth. Dartmouth 4 @ Kentville 7; Dick Bunker had the save, came on in the ninth with the bases loaded & nobody out. Jim Bailey started for the Wildcats but Dick Black picked up the win. Tom Blackburn started for Dartmouth. Kentville catcher Bob Rowe hit a two run shot in the sixth.
June 28: Halifax 6 @ Dartmouth 7; Kentville 7, @ Truro 4
June 29: Liverpool 6, Dartmouth 3; Truro 3, Stellarton 1
July 1: Kentville 9 @ Liverpool 4; Wildcats had 11 hits off of Don Richards and Ron Cote while Tet Thelander held Liverpool to eight. Kentville 3 @ Liverpool 4; Ed Hadcock had the win, while Al Lindop started for Kentville. Dartmouth 2 @ Halifax 4, Tom Bujnowski picked up the win & Tom Black had the loss. Halifax 7 @ Dartmouth 0, John Stokoe won while former Cardinal Kim Kuykendall picked up the loss. Stellarton 3, Truro 1 (Ed McNutty won the win, Moe Drabowski the loss; Truro 6, Stellarton 3 (Don Easson was the winner, Jim Kennedy the loser). Games were split between the two towns.
Standings: Liverpool (up 3.5 games), Kentville, Halifax, Truro, Stellarton & Dartmouth.
July 2: Liverpool 5 @ Halifax 4 (10 innings); Jim Davins & Jack Kaiser homered for Liverpool and Bill Carter for Halifax. Don MacLeod picked up the win in relief, Tom Bujnowski the loss. The starters were Leo Casgrande and Harleigh Fatringer. Stellarton 7 @ Darmouth 6; Jack Stephens hit a grand slam for the Albions in the third while Bob Scariato homered for the Arrows. Bill Walsh picked up the win. Truro 0 @ Kentville 5; Jim Bailey threw a one hitter for the win, Dave Martens took the loss in a complete game.
July 4: Dartmouth 8, Stellarton 6; Kentville 3, Liverpool 2; Truro 2, Halifax 1
July 5: Stellarton 5 @ Liverpool 6, Jack Kaizer hit a grand slam for Liverpool in the third. Ed Hadlock was the winner while Dave Ready took the loss. Bitteli (Albions) and Bob Davins (Laurpeens) also hit homers. Truro 10 @ Dartmouth 1, the Bearcats put up 11 hits in this one. Moe Drabowsky won the game while John Stoke was the loser. Kentville 1 @ Halifax 8, Jim Raugh picked up the win while Dick Black took the loss. Al Lindopi came in for the Wildcats during the fourth. Second baseball Billy Carter left the game for the Cardinals after being presented with a watch pregame for being the club’s MVP.
July 6: Kentville – Stellarton Albions pounded out 12 hits Wednesday night to down Kentville Wildcats 6-3 in a Halifax and District Senior Baseball League contest. Jim Kennedy went the route to collect the win as he held the second-place Cats to seven hits. His mates collected 12 off Jim Pelcher Hugh Mendez and Bll DeGraff. Pelcher was charged with the loss.
HALIFAX Truro Bearcats lowered the boom on Halifax Cardinals in the last two innings Wednesday as they blasted home six runs to take In 8-5 victory in a regular Halifax and District Senior Baseball League game. Ed Fisher. who relieved Doug Martens in the first inning when Cards pushed home four runs took the win. Halifax starter Tom Bujnowski was the loser.
LIVERPOOL Liverpool Larrupers blasted out 10 hits Wednesday to collect a 7-0 win over Dartmouth Arrows in it regular contest of the Halifax and District Senior Baseball League. Don Richards went to the mound for the league leaders and held Arrows to three scattered hits while his mates blasted three Dartmouth hurlers heavily. Three Liverpool hits were homers. from the bats of Jack Kublszyn, Gordie Massa and Jim Davins.
July 7: Liverpool 13 @ Stellarton 1; Halifax 10 @ Truro 6; Kentville 3 @ Dartmouth 5
July 8: Kentville 8, Dartmouth 7; Halifax 5, Stellarton 1; Truro 15, Liverpool 13
July 9: Halifax 9, Liverpool 9; Truro 6, Dartmouth 3; Truro 6, Dartmouth 4; Kentville 9, Stellarton 8
July 11: Liverpool 5, Kentville 3; Truro @ Stellarton (rain); Dartmouth @ Halifax (rain)
July 12: Liverpool 2, Dartmouth 0; Truro 3, Stellarton 2; Truro 4, Stellarton 0; Kentville 9, Halifax 4
July 14: Dartmouth 8 @ Stellarton 8 (7 innings); Truro 4 @ Kentville 3; Liverpool 9 @ Halifax 3 (13 hits for Larrupers, move six games into lead)
July 15: Kentville 4 @ Truro 6 (Charlie Sticka hit three run homer in third, Jim Murray was credited win the win, Al Lindop took the loss). Games between Halifax & Dartmouth and Stellarton & Liverpool were postponed due to fog).
July 16: All games postponed due to rain or fog
July 18: Kentville 5 @ Stellarton 4; also scheduled were Truro @ Halifax and Liverpool @ Dartmouth
July 19: Dartmouth 0 @ Liverpool 8 (great pitching from PEI native Don MacLeod, team won 24 out of 30 games); Halifax 4 @ Truro 1 (Cardinals passed the Bearcats for third place).
July 20: Kentville 5 @ Halifax 7; Truro 2 @ Liverpool 5; Truro 1 @ Liverpool 5; Dartmouth @ Stellarton DH
July 21: Liverpool 1 @ Kentville 2; Truro 3 @ Stellarton 5; Halifax 4 @ Dartmouth 13
July 22:Stellarton 8 @ Liverpool 11; Halifax 7 @ Kentville 6 (11 innings); Truro 7 @ Dartmouth 6
July 23: STELLARTON–Stellarton Albions held Truro Bearcats scoreless until the eighth inning and held off a last minute attack Saturday to score a 6-3 Halifax and District Senior Baseball League victory.
HALIFAX. (CP) -Halifax Cardinals toppled Dartmouth Arrows of the Halifax and District Senior Baseball League lost Saturday but lost 12-5 in an evening encounter with Liverpool Larrupers.
DARTMOUTH. N. S – Kentville Wildcats of the Halifax and District Senior Baseball League battled to 11 innings Saturday before handing Dartmouth Arrows at 8-7 defeat.
July 25: Truro 2 @ Kentville 3; Halifax 11 @ Liverpool 9; Halifax 1 @ Liverpool 1 (10 innings)
July 26: Liverpool 16 @ Stellarton 4 (another win for MacLeod, moved to 9-0, called after seven due to darkness), Dartmouth 4 @ Halifax 2 (John Stokoe got the win, Ed Buckley the complete game loss; Kentville 9 @ Truro 10 (10 innings)
July 28: Charlottetown paper notes the big leagues are scouting Don MacLeod. He is the only Martime pitcher in the league, has 9-0 record with three saves. He also pitched the three hitter, attends Boston University.
All games rained out (Truro @ Dartmouth, Stellarton @ Halifax, Kentville @ Liverpool).
July 29: Halifax 1 @ Liverpool 2; Halifax 4 @ Liverpool 2; Stellarton 5 @ Kentville 6
July 30: HALIFAX (CP)-Lefty Jim Kuykendall from Waynesville, PA pitched no-hit, no-run baseball Halifax Cardinals hammered Truro Bearcata 1-0 in the Halifax and District ball league Saturday. Kuykendall received errorless support from his teammates, who kept the pressure off him by collecting. 14 hits, including three homers off Truro pitchers Don Eason, Pete Fisher. and Meckman. Hosea Rogers led the Cardinal attack with two homers and Don Stafford the other. In becoming the third pitcher to throw a no-hitter In the H&D League in the last five years, Kuykendall allowed only five men to reach first, all on walks. He struck out six. The other no-hitters were thrown by Gerry Levinson in 1949 and by Phil Tarpey in 1954. Both played for Halifax.
STELLARTON, N. S. – Stellarton Albions swept a double bill from Kentville Wildcats in the Halifax and District Baseball League Saturday. Albions edged Kentville 3-1 in the first game and then came back strong to blank the valley team 11-0 in the second. The first game was a pitcher’s duel all the way with Dick Bunker of Kentville and Russ Hendrick each allowing five hits. Kentville got its lone run in the first. Stellarton tied the game in the third and added the winning run in the sixth. Leo Parent pitched five-hit ball in the second game for Stellarton. Kentvllle used four pitchers starting with Al Lindop who was the loser.
DARTMOUTH – Dartmouth nailed the leading Liverpool Larrupers 6-1 In the Halifax and District ball league Saturday. The lone Liverpool run came off the bat of pitcher Don Richards who homered in the seventh inning. Richards however, had difficulty in maintaining control and Arrows scored four runs in the second inning and added two more in the sixth. In all he allowed only five hits. Bill Walsh, the winner held Liverpool to four singles and Richard’s homer.
August 1: KENTVILLE, N.S. (CP)–Kentville Wildcats climbed back into second place in the Halifax and District Baseball League Monday when they whipped Halifax Cardinals 9-2.
LIVERPOOL. NS. (CPL Dartmouth Arrows won 3-2 over the leading Liverpool Larrupers in the Halifax and District League Monday. Larrupers ace moundsman Donnie MacLeod suffered his first set- back of the season, though he held Dartmouth to five hits. MacLeod’s record is 9-1.
TRURO (CP) – Bill Rochford tossed three hit ball as Truro Bearcats blanked Stellarton Albions 2-0. Meanwhile. Truro batters teed off on Jim Kennedy for 10 hits.
August 2: All three games were rained out.
August 3: Truro 2 @ Liverpool 11 (Larrupers recorded 14 base hits); Kentville 3 @ Dartmouth 0; Kentville 7 @ Dartmouth 5; Halifax 4 @ Stellarton 5 (10 innings); Halifax 14 @ Stellarton 5
August 4: Dartmouth 6 @ Kentville 2 (Arrows score four in seventh); Stellarton 5 @ Halifax 4; Liverpool 4 @ Truro 12 (Bearcats had 17 hits)
August 5: STELLARTON. N. S – Parent’s two-run homer in first Inning was all the Albions needed Friday as they edged the loop-leading Larrupers 2-1. Winner Marty McGuire had a two-hit pitching performance while Liverpool’s ace, Don MacLeod allowed only four hits and took his second defeat of the season.
DARTMOUTH. N. S.. Icy Halifax Cardinals batted four runs in the third inning on Friday to spark a drive that left Dartmouth Arrows on the wrong end of an 8-2 decision.
August 6: Liverpool 1 @ Halifax 4; Stellaton 2 @ Halifax 6; Stellarton 8 @ Dartmouth 2; Truro 1 Kentville 5
August 8: Halifax – Halifax Cardinals split a Halifax and District Senior Baseball twin bill with Kentville Wildcats here Monday. winning the opener 4-0 but dropping the nightcap 7-6 in the face of an 11-hit Kentville attack. Kentville’s Jim Bailey was the winner in the second game although he was yanked in the seventh in favor of Jim Pelcher. Ed Bucklcy, who went the distance for the Cardinals took the loss. The Wildcats sewed it tip with a single run in the ninth inning. Tonimy Bujirowski held the Wildcats to four scattered hits in the first game.
Liverpool – The top-dog Liverpool Larrupers poked a run across in the ninth inning here Monday night to defeat Stellarton Albions 4-l in a Halifax and District senior ball game. The Albions weren’t helped by their five errors the field. Yet they got to winner Ron Cote for six hits, only one less than the Larrupers got off Marty McGuire.
Truro – Truro Bearcats squeezed a run across in the 11th inning Monday night to edge Dartmouth Arrows 2-1. Dartmouth’s John Stokoe gave up nine hits and the Arrows collected eight on Don Eason.
August 9: Stellarton 5 @ Dartmouth 3; Truro 3 @ Halifax 7; Liverpool 7 @ Kentville 5
August 10: Liverpool 5 @ Truro 3; Liverpool 5 @ Truro 4; Stellarton 1 @ Halifax 6; Dartmouth 5 @ Kentville 4
August 11: Liverpool 10 @ Stellarton 5
August 12: All games postponed due to rain (Stellarton @ Kentville, Halifax @ Truro, Dartmouth @ Liverpool).
August 13: Halifax 4 @ Liverpool 4 (7 innings, rain); Truro @ Dartmouth (fog); Stellarton 0 @ Kentville 2 (7 innings, darkness)
August 15: Stellarton 0 @ Truro 12; Liverpool 6 @ Kentville 7; Dartmouth 14 @ Halifax 12
August 16: Truro @ Stellarton (1-0 Truro in 1st when fog rolled in); Liverpool 2 @ Dartmouth 3; Liverpool 6 @ Dartmouth 2; Halifax 2 @ Kentville 1 (Ed Buckley and Jim Brady both pitched complete games)
August 17: Kentville @ Liverpool (DH rained out); Halifax 3 @ Stellarton 2 (Harley Fatsinger picked up the win, Jim Kennedy the loss); Dartmouth 3 @ Truro 2 (Bob Scariato and Colin Gracie hit homers for the Arrows).
August 18: Liverpool 3 @ Halifax 2; Truro 4 @ Kentville 3; Stellarton 3 @ Dartmouth 1
August 19: Halifax 9 @ Dartmouth 10 (teams had a combined 25 hits and 10 errors)
August 20: Dartmouth 11 @ Stellarton 2; Dartmouth 18 @ Stellarton 5; Kentville 11 @ Halifax 2; Truro 8 @ Liverpool 6
End of regular season (Liverpool, Halifax, Truro & Kentville are the playoff teams). Stellarton would finish in last place with a 21-36 record.
August 22: Kentville 9 @ Liverpool 0 (Roger Rada & Ray Lamontagne hit homers for Kentville, Wildcats lead 1-0); Truro 8 @ Halifax 9 (Cardinals lead 1-0)
August 23: Halifax 2 @ Truro 4 (Drabowski the winner, Ron Kozuk & Charlie Sticka had homers for Truro, series tied 1-1); Darmouth @ Kentville was rainned out
August 24: Dartmouth @ Kentville rained out again
August 25: Truro 3 @ Halifax 1 (Truro leads 2-1); Liverpool 12 @ Kentville 8 (Kubiszyn had two homers for Liverpool, Don Richards picked up the win, Ed Lyons the loss, series tied 1-1)
August 26: Halifax 6 @ Truro 3 (series tied 2-2); Kentville won 3-2 in Liverpool (lead 2-1)
August 27: Truro 0 @ Halifax 1 (Tom Bujnowski gave up six hits in the win, Moe Drabowski nine in the the loss); Liverpool @ Kentville (rained out)
August 29: Liverpool 15 @ Kentville 5 (Don Richards had a complete game win, series tied 2-2); Halifax 2 @ Truro 7 (Bill Rochford with the complete game victory, Win Overstreet took the loss, series tied 3-3)
August 30: Truro 3 @ Halifax 9 (Jim Raugh the winner, George Player was the loser, Dick Carter hit a homer for the Bearcats, Chuck Arnold hit one for the Cardinals, Halifax leads 4-3); Kentville 0 @ Liverpool 4 (Ed Hadlock was the winner, Jack Kubisyzn had a three run homer, Liverpool leads 3-2)
August 31: Liverpool 8 @ Kentville 2 (Larrupers had homers from George Lewis, Jack Kaiser & Bob Davins, Don MacLeod picked up the win, Liverpool leads the series 4-2); Halifax 3 @ Truro 7 (Charlie Sticka hit a three run 450-foot homer in the first, series tied 4-4 but Truro leads 4-3 due to protested game on the 26th)
September 1: Kentville 3 @ Liverpool 2 (Dick Bunker had a three hit win, Liverpool leads 4-3); Truro 6 @ Halifax 8 (Art Hoch hit a grand slam in the ninth to win the series 5-4 for the Cardinals)
September 2: Liverpool 3 @ Kentville 5 (Ed Lyons was the winner, Ed Cote the loser, series tied at 4-4); Truro Bearcats announce they will disband but would continue the next season.
September 3: Liverpool wins game nine, take the series 5-4
September 5: Halifax 2 @ Liverpool 10 (Larrupers with 14 hits, they lead 1-0); Halifax 3 @ Liverpool 4 (Ron Cote pitched two complete games, lead 2-0 in series)
September 6: Liverpool 10 @ Halifax 2 (Don MacLeod with a two hitter, Cardinals did lead 2-1 in the seventh, Larrupers with 12 hits of their own, Liverpool leads 3-0)
September 7: Liverpool 1 @ Halifax 11 (Jack Rudderman took the loss after only recording two outs as the starter, Jerd Kaulback wen the rest of the way, Cardinals had 12 hits, Larrupers still lead the series 3-1)
September 8: Halifax 0 @ Liverpool 7 (Cote wins his third of the series, Liverpool leads 4-1)
September 9: Liverpool 12 @ Halifax 6 (Don MacLeod had seven strikeouts and hit a two run homer, Liverpool coach Danny Seaman had three hits, Larrupers take the series 5-1)
Liverpool Larrupers won the 1955 Halifax & District Baseball League championship.