Officially, in 1904, the city of Wetaskiwin was within the District of
Alberta, NWT. That year, the President of Calgary Brewing Co. challenged
and sponsored a Provincial series in baseball. Fourteen teams from
centres on the C&E Railway accepted the challenge ‑ Wetaskiwin Cubs
emerged the champions. They received the large silver beer keg trophy
and had the team picture placed on cigar boxes with the title "Alberta
Champions". Wetaskiwin was the best in the West!
Wetaskiwin Cubs Team was made up of players who participated on district
teams. The players were J. McLaughlin, C. Steltz, B. Pittman, J.
McCartney, Eddie Dahl, Billie Barrett, Fred Nelson, J. Fowler, J. Martin
and Harold Deeton. Manager Joe Richards and catcher Del Gauchee likely
were the key leaders.