First Game 1946 ??

This is an article from the paper that has the Ironmen playing Fredericton at St Thomas diamond on July 1,1946. It may well be the first game under the name Ironmen

Chatham Wins’ Ties Against Devon Team

Chatham July 1- (Special)

Chatham Ironmen smashed out 19 hit, ‘and capitalized on 12 errors by their luckless opponents, to trample Devon Tigers 13-3 in the opener of a Holiday twin bill at St Thomas diamond,Chatham,today. In the second contest,Tigers tightened up, committed only two miscues and the teams came out with a 4-4 draw.

Thses games were sponsored by the recently formed Chatham Amateur Athletic Association which also promotes softball, basketball,and boxing in that town. Vincent A Moar is the president.

Yesterday’s two games provided plenty of excitement for the large number of fam\ns in attendance.The first game was a loosley played affair with hits and errors galore. Butler,on the mound for Chatham,gave up 8 hits,had 6 strike outs walked one and stranded a half dozen Tigers. on the paths.The Ironmen staged a batting practice against Leger of Devon and collected 19 safeties. The North Shore team made 5 bobbles and generally gave Butler good support.

Devon got over their stage fright in the final round, came out swinging and rapped McLean ,Ironmen hurler,for 15 singles.But Chatham wielded a big collective bat themselves and bested Tigers Hamilton ,roughly spilling 15 of his best offerings.Both teams played well defensively.

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