Bill Siddle was an outstanding pitcher and shortstop with the Winnipeg Arenas from 1917 to 1928. He was selected as the shortstop on Manitoba’s 20th century all star team. Siddle was consistently among the leader in both hitting and stolen bases in the Winnipeg senior league of the 1920s. In 1929 he toured with the House of David baseball team. In the 1930s he umpired many league games and exhibition games in Winnipeg. He called balls and strikes in a famous 1-0 game when “Satchell” Paige struck out 17 for Bismarck to beat Chet Brewer who whiffed 13 for the Kansas City Monarchs.