1916 Statistics

VANCOUVER COMMERCIAL LEAGUE

Ralph Dawson, all-round star of Arnold and Quigley, carried off the batting honours in the Commercial League with a mark of .451 winning the Harry Haywood medal which goes to the champion batsman. Armstrong of Snider and Brethour was the runner-up with a .392 average. Dawson had the most hits, 23 and hit for the most extra bases, 18.  Harley Solloway and Bullard, both of Nationasl Biscuits, shared the lead in runs, each with 14. Jardine of Snider and Brethour was the leading base stealer with 16.

Ira Brethour of the Snider and Brethour squad led the hurlers although he was reinstated only during the last month of the season. The left-hander won four of five decisions with three of the victories one-hit shutouts. He allowed just seven runs in five starts and one brief relief appearance and fanned 40 in his 35 innings of work. Camille "Lefty" Delcourt of the Malkins was the ironman working in 78 innings with 107 strikeouts and just 18 free passes. Ed/Bob Biddle won his only two starts and racked up 27 strikeouts in 16 innings.



AVE : Dawson VAQ - .451 
RUNS : H.Solloway VNB, Bullard VNB - 14
HITS : Dawson VAQ - 23
SB : Jardine VBR - 16
   VANCOUVER COMMERCIAL LEAGUE     GP  AB   R   H TEB* SH  SB  BB  SO RBI   PCT
   Lowry Lorne VPU                     11   0   5   0   0   0   2   2      .455
   Dawson Ralph VAQ                    51  13  23  18   0   7   1   8      .451
   Land VNB                            14   1   6   1   0   0   1   1      .429
   Armstrong VBR                       51  10  20  11   0   6   6  15      .392
   McMahon VPU                         35  10  13  10   1   7   0   4      .371
   Jones VPU                            6   1   2   0   0   0   0   1      .333
   McLean VMK                           6   0   2   0   0   0   0   2      .333
   Wood VBR                             6   0   2   0   0   0   0   2      .333
   McRae VPU                           28   1   9   1   0   8   1   4      .321
   Larson VVAQ                         50   8  16   9   2   2   2  18      .320
   Solloway R. VNB                     51   9  16   6   0   8   2  11      .314
   Blochberger Ted VPU                 45   4  14   2   1   5   1   9      .311
   McDonald VPU                        40   5  12   1   0   8   0   9      .300
   Biddle Ed/Bob VBR                   10   2   3   0   0   4   0   1      .300
   McLean VBR                          44   7  13  10   0   2   5  10      .295
   Jardine VBR                         52   8  15   5   0  16   7   6      .288
   Brethour Ira VBR                    14   3   4   0   0   0   0   3      .286
   Pringle VBR                         18   5   5   1   0   5   3   6      .285   *
   Kingsley VMK                        11   4   3   0   0   3   2   3      .273
   Solloway Harley VNB                 52  14  14   6   2  11   4   7      .269
   Macken Kenny VMK                    30   5   8   4   0   2   3   6      .267
   McGregor VBR                        23   4   6   1   0   4   2   5      .261
   Foley  Lorne VMK                    39   3  10   0   0   4   0   4      .256
   Clarke K.(Casey) VMK                55  13  14   6   0  13   5   4      .255
   Lindsay VNB                         52  11  13   3   1   8   6  10      .250
   Julian VPU                          16   3   4   1   1   3   1   5      .250
   Morlock VVAQ                        45   8  11   4   0   0   4  10      .244
   Robertson VAQ                       13   1   3   4   0   3   0   1      .231
   Kent VBR                            40   4   9   4   1   3   1   7      .225
   Watters VPU                         40   3   9   2   0   5   5  11      .225
   Bullard VNB                         50  14  11  11   1  11   8  11      .220
   Morden VAQ                          50   7  11   2   1   1   4  14      .220
   McConvey VMK                        37   8   8   4   0   3   1  12      .216
   Jolliffe VPU                        55   9  12   9   0   8   2   5      .218
   Clayton VBR                         28   3   6   3   0   1   3  12      .214
   Finch VPU                           28   1   6   0   0   0   1   7      .000
   Hillis VPU                          14   0   3   0   0   2   0   3      .214
   Carruthers VNB                      33   5   7   4   2   4   5  14      .212
   Paterson VNB                        19   2   4   1   0   0   1   7      .211
   Blochberger Walter VBR              34   4   7   1   0   2   4  10      .206
   Hughes VMK                          40   4   8   3   0   3   2  10      .200
   Crowe VPU                           30   2   6   0   2   3   0   4      .200
   Evans VAQ                           15   2   3   0   0   2   1   7      .200
   Manson VAQ                          46   6   9   1   0   3   3   8      .196
   North VNB                           31   2   6   0   0   0   0  17      .194
   McGirr VPU                          52   6  10   4   0   0   4  15      .192
   Cann Hec VAQ                        47   6   9   4   0   5   2   6      .191
   Doyle VMK                           33   6   6   3   0   8   2  12      .182
   Bell VPU                            11   1   2   0   1   0   0   6      .182
   Ewart VMK                           24   2   4   0   2   1   1   4      .167
   Foley W. VMK                         6   1   1   0   0   2   0   3      .167
   Ball Mel VMK                        40   4   6   0   3   3   3  14      .150
   Leach VNB                           27   3   4   2   2   7   5   7      .148
   Delcourt Camille VMK                27   2   4   1   0   1   1   9      .148
   Jones C. VAQ                        14   2   2   0   1   4   0   5      .143
   Elmer VNB                           29   4   4   2   3   7   5  10      .138
   Andrews VNB                         45  10   6   4   3   9   5  15      .133
   Pim VPU                             15   4   2   0   0   3   4   8      .133
   Kemp VBR                            23   4   3   0   0   2   1   9      .130
   Irvine VPU                          47   5   6   3   0   8   3  19      .128
   Esplen VMK                          36   4   4   0   2   3   5  13      .111
   Sykes Sid VBR                       18   1   2   3   0   2   0  11      .111
   Sager VMK                            9   2   1   1   0   1   0   4      .111
   Somerville VAQ                       9   0   1   0   0   0   0   3      .111
   Stephens VAQ                        40   5   4   3   1   0   4  12      .100
   Falconer VMK                        11   1   1   1   0   0   0   0      .091
   Ross VMK                            11   0   1   0   0   0   0   4      .091
   Squair VAQ                          57   6   5   0   1   8   1  12      .088
   Wintemute VBR                       23   7   2   0   4   6   4   7      .087
   Delcourt Freddie VMK                24   3   2   3   1   1   7  14      .083
   Harris VAQ                          12   1   1   0   1   0   1   1      .083
   Finnson VAQ                         25   3   2   0   0   3   3  11      .080
   Lougheed VMK                        14   1   1   1   0   0   0   7      .071
   Gourlay VPU                         39   2   3   0   1   4   2  13      .077
   Carruthers W. VBR                   24   2   1   0   3   1   2   6      .042
   Source :  Vancouver Daily World, August 5, 1916
   * Shown at .285 although the hits/at bats result in .278.
   * TEB=Total of extra bases
VAQ=Arnold & Quigley VBR=Snider & Brethour, VMK=Malkins, VNB=National Biscuits, VPU=Purdys
   VANCOUVER COMMERCIAL LEAGUE     W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  BB  SO    RA*
   Clarke VMK                      3  0 1.000  25  14   5   2  21   1.80
   Biddle Ed/Bob VBR               2  0 1.000  16  11   9   6  27   5.06
   Finnson VAQ                     1  0 1.000  10   6   4   3  11   3.60
   Brethour Ira VBR                4  1  .800  35  13   7  11  40   1.80
   Dawson VAQ                      3  1  .750  51  25  22  20  42   3.88
   Richardson VNB                  5  3  .625  64  44  23  18  67   3.23
   McDonald VPU                    5  3  .625  58  53  27   5  56   4.19
   Sager VMK                       2  2  .500  23  20  13   5  23   5.08
   Paterson VNB                    2  2  .500  30  34  18   7  26   5.40
   Lowry VPU                       1  1  .500  16   5   2   8  14   1.12
   McMahon VBR                     1  1  .500  15  10   5   8  11   3.00
   Lindsay VNB                     1  1  .500  12  10   6   5  15   4.50
   Delcourt Camille VMK            4  5  .444  78  66  31  18 107   3.57
   Larson VAQ                      2  4  .333  51  49  45  12  48   7.94
   Evans VAQ                       1  3  .250  21  16  20  11  18   8.57
   Clayton VBR                     1  4  .200  27  30  21  15  26   7.00
   Gourlay VPU                     1  5  .167  54  40  30   7  40   5.00
   Wood VBR                        0  0  .000   4   4   6   4   4  13.50
   Corbett VNB                     0  2  .000  12  21  12   4   8   9.00
   Source :  Vancouver Daily World, August 12, 1916
   
* Figure is a RUNS AGAINST AVERAGE as the stats did not make a distinction between
runs and earned runs. The numbers for hits, runs, walks & strikeouts were compiled
from per nine inning averages posted in the results.
VAQ=Arnold & Quigley VBR=Snider & Brethour, VMK=Malkins, VNB=National Biscuits, VPU=Purdys

WINNIPEG SENIOR AMATEUR PATRIOTIC BASEBALL LEAGUE 

Fred Mowbray the Arenas outfielder has been crowned the batting champion of the 1916 Winnipeg Senior League. Mowbray compiled a .421 average in his 13 games. Charlie Fullen and Art Frick of the Dominion Express both registered marks of more than .400 but played in less than half of the team's games. Chum Irvin of the Express finished at .398 and Murray Smith, the best all-around player in the circuit, clouted the pill at a .372 clip while topping the hurlers with 13 victories pitching in 22 of Transcona's 25 games. Irvin led in hits with 35 and Lewis of Transcona was tops in total bases, 53.  Playing manager "Steamer" Maxwell of the Arenas and Fred Tinney of the Granites tied for the lead in stolen bases, each with 23.  Maxwell and Helgy Bostrom of the Express were tops in runs scored each with 28.

Smith was the mound star of the circuit with his 13 wins, including ten of his last eleven starts. On August 29th he fired a one-hitter and two days later was even better with a no-hitter. Earlier in the season, Smith had a no-hitter over five innings before the game was forfeited to Transcona.

 

   WINNIPEG SENIOR LEAGUE          GP  AB   R   H  TB  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
   Mowbray Fred WA                 13  38  13  16  18              15      .421
   Fullen Charlie WDE               5  12   4   5   6               4      .417
   Frick Art WDE                   11  32   6  13  15               4      .406
   Irvin Chum WDE                  25  88  21  35  48               8      .398
   Phillips WA                      7  13   6   5   7               6      .385
   Lee Gordon WDE                  11  37  11  14  16              16      .378
   Smith Murray TRS                23  86  22  32  49              18      .372
   Samson Ab WA                    15  41  11  15  16               9      .366
   Murray Billy WGR                21  70  11  25  34               9      .357  (1)
   Lewis TRS                       23  91  21  31  53               8      .341  (2)
   Burvenick Tony WCC               4   9   1   3   3               1      .333
   Ross Milt WCC                   12  33   7  11  17               2      .333
   Miner Bill TRS                  13  31  11  10  15               8      .323
   Rondorf Slim TRS                15  51   8  16  17               2      .314
   Ellis Lincoln WCC               19  68  10  21  27              14      .309
   Neil Phil WGR                   15  26   6   8  13               3      .308
   Loughlin Clem WCC               26  95  14  29  39              18      .305
   Maxwell Steamer WA              26  84  28  25  28              23      .298
   Stokes Ernie WDE                 7  17   2   5   5               1      .294
   Miller Dave WA                  14  58   8  17  24               2      .293
   Shannon Tom WCC                 26  87  21  24  26              21      .276
   Bostrom Helgy WDE               25  95  28  26  31              13      .274
   Bateman "Buck" WA               11  41   8  11  14               3      .268
   Irvin Dick WDE                  22  83  21  22  23              20      .265  (1)
   Browne Cecil WDE                14  38   6  10  13               3      .263
   Johnson WGR                      7  27   2   7  11               0      .259
   Burgess Hunter WGR              17  58   5  15  22               3      .259
   Borland Bill WGR                16  59  16  15  19               9      .254
   Thordarson F. WDE               20  71  13  18  21               6      .254
   Nott Ivan WA                    25  96  19  24  27              19      .250
   Tinney Fred WGR                 16  56   9  14  18              23      .250
   Shorey Lefty WGR                 9  29   1   7   7               1      .241  (1)
   Irvin Alex WDE                  25  83  19  20  28              19      .241
   May Herb WCC                    15  38   7   9  14               3      .237
   Jetty TRS                        7  17   3   4   5               5      .235
   Morrisey TRS                    19  51  10  12  14               9      .235
   Schollenberg Charlie WA         25  85  14  20  29               5      .235
   Neil Connie WGR                 25  86  19  20  27              10      .233
   Congalton Jimmy WA              12  44  12  10  10               4      .227
   Lawrie Jimmy WGR                23  80  18  18  25               7      .225
   Skelly Jack TRS                 13  40   3   9   5               4      .225  (1)
   Gates P. WGR                    19  58  15  13  15               4      .224
   Chisholm Billy WCC              26  86  10  19  19               7      .221
   Roche Wally  WCC                13  32  10   7   9               7      .219
   Hessian Bert WCC                20  87  12  19  28               4      .218
   Cantwell WCC                    15  51   9  11  13               5      .216
   Cuthbert Stuart WA              21  70   8  15  21              14      .214
   Benson WA                       10  19   4   4   8               1      .211  (1)
   Ross Alex WGR                   12  29   4   6   7               0      .207
   Franks TRS                      19  64  15  13  14              11      .203
   Lyons Ches WDE                   9  20   4   4   7               2      .200
   Shepard Stuart WCC               9  25   2   5   5               2      .200
   Moran TRS                       19  66  10  13  17               3      .197
   Lyons J. WDE                    24  82  19  16  17              16      .195
   Gladu TRS                       20  58  11  11  12              10      .190
   Bingham WA                      15  37   3   7   8               2      .189
   May Sid WCC                     23  77   9  14  15               9      .182
   Osborne WGR                     12  33   4   6   8               4      .182
   Vineberg TRS                    23  61   9  11  14               6      .180
   Sigurdson Hank WGR              19  51   6   9  14               8      .176  (1)
   Gates Jake WGR                   9  23   2   4   4               2      .174
   Cochrane WDE                     5  12   1   2   2               0      .167  (1)
   Gorman WCC                       4  12   0   2   3               0      .167
   Davis Bob WDE                   19  52   4   8   8              10      .154
   McKeone WGR                      6  14   1   2   3               2      .143
   Johnston TRS                    11  29   3   4   4               2      .138
   Wilson Bob WGR                   9  22   2   3   4               5      .136
   Cann WDE                         9  30   5   4   5               1      .133
   Darlington TRS                  11  30   4   4   4               2      .133
   Holmes WA                        8  15   3   2   2               2      .133
   Singenbush WA                    5  15   2   2   2               0      .133  (1)
   Brodeur WCC                      8  16   5   2   4               2      .125
   Villeroy TRS                     7  17   2   2   3               0      .118
   Craig Percy WDE                 14  32   3   3   3               2      .094
   McKim WGR                        6  11   1   1   1               2      .091  (1)
   VanVliet WGR                    14  22   1   2   3               1      .091
   MacDonald Avon WA                4  13   2   1   1               2      .077
   Thorarinson WA                   7  13   3   1   3               2      .077
   Manson Dave WA                  13  26   4   0   0               1      .000
   Source : Winnipeg Tribune, September 9, 1916
 
   (1) Several discrepancies between the actual average calculated from the at bats and hits
hits show and the number displayed in the newspaper report - Murray shown with a .348 average,
Dick Irvin .272, Shorey .350, Skelly .220, Roche .215, Benson .174, Sigurdson .156,
Cochrane .143, Singenbush .118, McKim .084
   (2) Lewis shown with 91 runs, an obvious error as the team scored just 139 in the 
entire season and 99 runs are accounted for by other members of the team.
   WINNIPEG SENIOR LEAGUE          G GS CG  W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO HB WP    ERA
   Burvenick Tony WCC                       2  0 1.000
   Stokes Ernie WDE                         1  0 1.000
   Hessian Bert WCC                         7  3  .700
   Smith Murray TRS                        13  6  .684
   Bingham E. WA                            4  2  .667
   Holmes WA                                4  2  .667
   Frick Art WDE                            3  2  .600
   Sigurdson Hank WGR                       6  6  .500
   Ross Alex WGR                            4  4  .500
   Manson Dave WA                           4  4  .500
   MacDonald A. WA                          2  2  .500
   Ross Milt WCC                            3  4  .429
   Craig Percy WDE                          4  6  .400
   Villeroy WCC-TRS                         2  3  .400
   Cochrane WDE                             1  3  .250
   Irvin Alex WDE                           0  2  .000
   Auger TRS                                0  1  .000
   Thordarson WDE                           0  2  .000
   Brodeur WCC                              0  2  .000
   Bateman WCC                              0  2  .000
   Shorey Lefty WGR                         0  4  .000
   Source : Winnipeg Tribune, September 2, 1916 & game reports