It would take a few years at the original configuration (before the fire) for those great future teams to show up at the ballpark. The inaugural Hanlan Park Stadium franchise finished 20 games under .500 (59-79) despite featuring former Giants slugger Bill Phyle (16 HR, .271). To turn the team around, the Maple Leafs called on Hall of Famer Joe Kelley to take over as manager on this team. Toronto began to care less about hitting and seemed to concentrate
more on pitching. Featuring Jim McGinley (22-13) and Dick Rudolph (23-14) in the starting rotation, the Maple Leafs turned that 20 game under .500 record into a respectable 79-72 record for the 1909 season. After the 1910 fire, (the new exterior shown above) Dick Rudolph would return for another 23 win season at the rebuilt grandstand with Watty Lee putting up 22 wins behind him as the 1910 Maple Leafs got another game up in the win column going 80-72 on the season. This led up to what should have been the first Championship season in 1911 as Tim Jordan was simply electric in this ballpark, setting the record for Doubles (33), Home Runs (20) and Batting Average (.330). Al Shaw provided plenty of protection in the lineup with 25 2B, 16 HR, .275 and Bill Bradley was terrific as well with 30 2B, 13 3B, 8 HR and a .294. Surprisingly the 94-59 record was only good enough for 3rd place. The 'Leafs continued their strong play into 1912 as Tim Jordan returned to put up a 26 2B, 10 3B, 19 HR, .312 performance and Al Shaw provided his protection yet again with 27 2B, 6 3B, 15 HR and a .315. Bill Bradley would set a new triples record with 23 2B, 17 3B and a .292 and Hi Myers would set the new batting title putting up 25 2B, 11 3B, 5 HR and a .343. To put a cap on all of those terrific performances, Dick Rudolph returned for a fantastic 25-10, 2.83 record as the 1912 Maple Leafs won 91 games and this time... that was good enough for Hanlan Point Stadium II's first ever... International League Championship.