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1908

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Mahley Division

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McCorkindale Division

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Hyde Park

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Bergen

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Long Island

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Bradenton

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Western

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Mexicali

Mallards

 

 

 

So. Starrucca

Ainspans

 

 

 

 

Cleveland

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Kirwin Division

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GB

 

Seitz Division

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Mimosa

Mirthmakers

 

 

 

Turin

Mountaineers

 

 

Newton

Buccs

 

 

 

 

London

Tecumsehs

 

 

 

Grand Rapids

Wolverines

 

 

 

 

Hereford

Highlanders

 

 

 

Waukesha

Freemen

 

 

 

 

Buffalo

Mules

 

 

 

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Ed Hebscher - On the eve on professional baseball returning to London, Tecumseh brain trust knew they needed to make an impact.  

 

Baseball has failed in London before and we need to start on the right foot By giving this team a Canadian image. We need local boys and a “hockey mentality” to win over the fans.  

 

The Tecumsehs, in 2 transactions in one night have acquired George Gibson, Newt Randall, John Perrine and a fellow named Hoffman.  

 

You all know George is London born boy who will be here until he dies, I’m sure. We see him as a future manager.  

 

https://baseballhalloffame.ca/hall-of-famer/george-gibson/

 

His relationship with those Labatt boys may help with our efforts too. 


When Gibson lived at 252 Central Avenue in London during the 1920s and 1930s, his immediate neighbours to the east were members of the 
Labatt brewing family, with whom Gibson frequently socialized.


Also coming to town is Canadian born Newt Randall. 

 

When we spoke to Randall about the trade he said “get me Perrine”.   Team management knew what he was speaking of from our 1906 scouting trip.  


Randall showed the first sign of his combative nature on the ballfield. In a game in 1906, after a dispute over a call, he grabbed and held umpire Schuster while a teammate named Perrine punched the ump in the face. That night both Randall and Perrine were arrested and fined $10 in police court and both were subsequently suspended for three days by the league president. Schuster didn’t fine either man for assaulting him because Randall threatened that if he were fined, he would send Schuster to the hospital, and Perrine said “I think he would have done it too.

 

Watch out London, they are going to play “old time baseball” with the foil on!



 

Ken Sajdak - Hebscher 6-15 in the series with a game 1 HR . . .

London was tough, but not tough enough as the Freemen sweep to stay unbeaten.

 

Ed Hebscher - There is a Me in Team.  That 6-15 looks good to me.  Heck with 0-4! 

Who do I lobby for Rookie of the Year???

 

Bob Braun - On Tuesday, June 11, 1908, Bergen’s Hooks Wiltse recorded the 28th No-Hitter in TCBA’s linear history (#457 overall). The next day, June 12th, 1908, Waukesha’s Lefty Leifeld tossed what would be the league’s first-ever Perfect Game (#22 overall), and the 2nd No-Hitter of his career.