Eastern Canada League

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The Eastern Canada League was a class B minor league founded in 1922. The four-team league ran for two years and then folded. On July 29, 1922 Valleyfield moved to Cap-de-la-Madeleine. In midseason 1923, Trois-Rivières moved to Montreal. The Ottawa club played its home games in Montreal until its own ballpark was built in midseason 1923. In 1924, the league added two Vermont-based teams, becoming the Quebec-Ontario-Vermont League.

Cities Represented[edit]

Teams and Statistics[edit]

1922-1923[edit]

1922 Eastern Canada League
President: Joseph H. Page

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Trois-Rivières Trios 69 53 .566 0 Bill Innes / Pat Grenier
Ottawa Senators 68 57 .544 2.5 Dick Dawson
Valleyfield / Cap de la Madeleine # 56 69 .448 14.5 Ubaldi Rose
Montreal Royals 55 69 .443 15 Larry Carmel / Bill Innes

# Valleyfield (34-41) moved to Cap de la Madeleine July 29.
No Playoffs.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Norman Sauvage Valley/Cap de BA .331 Alan Grenier Trois Rivieres W 18
Joseph Delisle Montreal Runs 90 Fred Frankhouse Ottawa W 18
Norman Sauvage Valley/Cap de Hits 164 Louis Kimball Trois Rivieres Pct .706; 12-5
Frank Delisle Montreal/Trois HR 16


1923 Eastern Canada League
President: Joseph H. Page

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Montreal Royals 66 52 .559 0 Harry Hoffman
Ottawa Canadiens # 62 52 .544 2 Jim O'Rourke
Trois-Rivières Trios ## 52 62 .456 12 Pat Grenier / Thomas Reilly
Quebec Bulldogs 47 62 .431 14.5 Bill Innes

# The Ottawa club played its home games in Montreal before erecting its own park.
## Trois Rivieres moved to Montreal for the second half.
Playoffs: Montreal Royals 8 games, Ottawa 7.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
John Jones Montreal BA .370 Tex McMillan Montreal W 14
Jim Grant Montreal Runs 76 Tex McMillan Montreal W 128
Bill Hunnefield Montreal Hits 116 William Barnes Ottawa/Montreal ERA 2.53
Frank Delisle Trois Rivieres/Ottawa HR 24 George Crowe Ottawa Pct .733; 11-4

Source[edit]

The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball: Second Edition.