Statistics, 1923       

VANCOUVER SENIOR AMATEUR LEAGUE

Casey Clarke of the Vancouver Elks captured the 1923 batting title In the Vancouver Senior Amateur League finishing with a .405 average in 14 games to top teammate Frank Foran, well back at .375. Murray Lovely of Collingwood, who had the most hits, 25, was third with a mark of .352. Robertson of BCE led in home runs with two and total bases, 35. Johnny Nestman of Collingwood, not among the top hitters shown, led in runs and Ernie Paepke was tops in steals with 11.

Lefty Simons of the Young Liberals and Camille "Lefty" Delcourt of the Elks were the top hurlers for 1923 in the Vancouver Senior Amateur League. Simons, with a 5-1 won-lost mark, had the best winning percentage while Delcourt, at 7-2, had the most wins and led the circuit in strikeouts with 69. Tat Larson of the Libs finished with a 4-1 record.

AVE : Clarke VCE - .405 
HITS : Lovely CW - 25
RUNS : Nestman J. - N/A
TOTAL BASES : Robertson BCE - 35
SB : Paepke VYL 11
VANCOUVER SENIOR LEAGUE GP AB R H TB 2B 3B HR SB RBI PCT Clarke Casey VCE 14 42 13 17 22 1 3 .405 Tenny VCE 3 5 4 2 4 0 0 .400 Foran Frank VCE 15 48 7 18 21 1 3 .375 (1) Lovely Murray CW 21 71 9 25 29 1 2 .352 Simons Alex VYL 9 15 4 4 7 0 1 .267 (2) Spiers BCE 8 21 1 7 7 0 1 .333 (3) Mattock Charlie VYL 19 63 11 21 0 1 .333 (4) Richardson Buck CW 12 34 6 11 15 0 1 .324 Robertson BCE 23 69 17 22 35 2 4 .319 Whyte Syd VYL 18 54 6 17 21 0 3 .315 Cann Hec VYL 22 64 16 20 23 0 3 .313 Fraser Jack VYL 22 61 17 19 25 0 6 .311 Bell VCE 10 30 6 6 9 0 2 .200 (5) Miron Charlie VYL 20 53 17 16 18 0 7 .302 Wilson Harry VCE 20 58 11 17 20 0 2 .293 (6) Cross Harry VCE 14 41 14 12 14 0 6 .293 Rafferty Ernie BCE 12 41 12 12 18 1 6 .293 Vainsdal BCE 7 21 2 6 8 0 0 .286 Delcourt Camille VCE 15 35 4 10 15 0 2 .286 Gourlay Art VYL 7 11 4 3 3 0 1 .273 Paepke Ernie VYL 21 67 14 18 24 0 11 .269 Tatman Paul VYL 17 53 14 19 0 8 .264 Falconer Orville VYL 18 54 13 14 23 0 2 .259 Evans Charlie VCE 9 20 2 5 8 0 0 0 .250
(1) The published report showed Foran with 17 hits in 48 at bats, which would have 
been a .354 average,not .375 as displayed. Thus, hits changed to 18. 
(2) Simons shown at .339 on 4/15 which would have been .257. Thus hits changed to 5 to produce .333. 
(3) Spiers shown at .338 on 7 for 21. Average shown at .333.
(4) Mattock shown at .333 on 21/62. At bats changed to 63 to match .333 displayed. 
(5) Bell shown with 6 hits in 40 at bats (.200), hits adjusted to 9 to match .300 as displayed. 
(6) Wilson shown with .298
average on 20 for 58 (.293). .293 figure shown.
Source : Vancouver Daily World, July 31, 1923

BCE=BC Electric, CW=Collingwood, VCE=Elks, VYL=Young Liberals

VANCOUVER SR. AMATEUR LEAGUE     G  GS  CG W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO HB  WP    ERA
Simons Lefty VYL                           5  1  .833      30  20
Larson Tat VYL                             4  1  .800      26  13
Delcourt Camille(Lefty) VCE                7  2  .778      49  22          69
Anderson Spex VCE                          3  1  .750      39  20
Gourlay Art VYL                            2  1  .667      18  15
Evans Charlie VCE                          3  2  .600      39  31
Arthur Len VYL                             4  3  .571      40  18
Tyrwhitt Jack CW                           2  3  .400      44  30
Garrison Ted BCE                           3  6  .333      54  43
Traeger Les BCE                            2  4  .333      41  35
McDonald Ivan BCE                          1  2  .333      20  23
Esplen Baden(Babe) CW-VYL                  3  9  .250      92  56
Source : Vancouver Daily World, July 27, 1923 

BCE=BC Electric, CW=Collingwood, VCE=Vancouver Elks, VYL=Young Liberals


VANCOUVER TERMINAL LEAGUE 

While Pat Worley of Spencer's turned heads with his superb swatting, it was Lorne Thompson of the Kilsilanos who captured the batting crown in Vancouver's Terminal League. Worley rang up an incredible .563 average and led the league in home runs, with 4, and 19 total bases but registered just 16 at bats and did not qualify for the title. Thompson finished with a .400 marki in 30 at bats to top Mitchell of Mount Pleasant, at .365, for the crown. Norm Goodall of Hanbury's and Eddie Brown of Spencer's tied for the most runs, each with 11 and Jenkins of the Kitsilanos had the most stolen bags, 9.

A half dozen hurlers shared the top pitching statistics for the 1923 season.  Arnie Bennett of Mount Pleasant appeared in the most games, 10, innings, 69, and recorded the most wins, 6.  Cecil Kimberley of Kitsilanos had five wins with just two losses.  Harold Pruder of Hanburys and Nick Craig of Spencer's tied for the best winning percentage each with three wins in four decisions. Eddie Brown actually had the top percentage but pitched in just nine innings. Kimberley was the strikeout king with 76 whiffs in just 48 innings of work. Tommy Raftery of Hanburys had the ultimate result - a perfect game - early in the season and had two one-hitters later in the campaign

AVE : Thompson VCK - .400 
RUNS : Goodall VHB, Brown VCS - 11
TOTAL BASES : Worley VCS - 19
HR : Worley VCS - 4
SB : Jenkins VCK - 9
VANCOUVER TERMINAL LEAGUE GP AB R H TB 2B 3B HR SB RBI PCT Worley Pat VCS 5 16 8 9 19 2 0 4 1 .563 McIntyre VCK 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .500 Silver Neil VHB 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .500 Thompson Lorne VCK 10 30 8 12 15 3 0 0 3 .400 Warne VCK 5 13 4 5 12 1 0 2 2 .385 Solloway Harley VHB 5 13 1 5 6 1 0 0 3 .385 Mitchell VMP 10 31 9 11 18 2 2 0 1 .355 Jenkins VCK 9 31 7 11 15 4 0 0 9 .355 Williams Windy VHB 10 32 8 11 16 2 0 1 1 .344 Morse Art VHB 9 24 3 8 16 2 0 2 1 .333 Mills Bobby VHB 10 34 8 11 14 0 0 1 3 .324 Wight VLC 10 28 3 9 9 0 0 0 6 .321 Cadenhead J. VMP 10 30 4 9 10 1 0 0 1 .300
Source :  Vancouver Daily World, July 28, 1923

VAS=Asahis, VCK=Kitsilano, VCS=Spencer's, VHB=Hanbury's, VLC=Vancouver Lumber,VMP=Mount Pleasant
    
VANCOUVER TERMINAL LEAGUE        G  GS  CG W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO HB  WP    ERA
Brown Eddie VCS                  2         1  0 1.000   9   9   6       2  10      0
Puder Harold VHB                 4         3  1  .750  28  17   8       5  50      0
Craig Nick VCS                   4         3  1  .750  20  13   5       2  40      1
Kimberley Cecil VCK              7         5  2  .714  48  18  18       6  76      6
Raftery Tommy VHB                6         4  2  .667  41  19  18      11  70      0
Bennett Arnie VMP               10         6  4  .600  69  62  42      16  71      1
Farquhar Alex VLC                5         3  2  .600  34  15  11      18  59      0
Kasahara  VAS                    3         1  1  .500  14  17   7       1  11      1
Traeger VLC                      2         1  1  .500  10   7   5       1  11      0
Robinson George VLC              4         1  2  .333  25  20  16       8  29      0
Crowder Carl VCS                 5         1  2  .333  30  33  26      14  47      3
Furumoto Ted VAS                 7         1  5  .167  34  37  31      13  29      4
Sykes VCK                        1         0  1  .000   3   2   5       3   4      0
Symes VCS                        2         0  1  .000   9   8   8       4  12      1
Yoshioka M. VAS                  3         0  2  .000  17  19  13       2  14      1
Kato VAS                         1         0  0  .000   1   4   2       0   0      0
Thompson Lorne VCK               2         0  1  .000   9   8   9       7  15      1
Warne VCK                        2         0  1  .000   8  11   9       1   7      2
Hojo VAS                         1         0  1  .000   1   6   7       1   2      0
Source : Vancouver World, August 1 1923

    
    


WINNIPEG SENIOR LEAGUE 

Ward McVey of the Tammany Tigers has captured the batting title for the second consecutive year. The Tiger first sacker clouted the ball hard in the last two weeks of the campaign, going 8 for 18, to raise his final mark to .364. Cecil Browne of the Express, leader for most of the season, went hitless in his last three games to fall to .351 and second place.  McVey participated in 22 games, rapping 28 hits for 45 total bases. Eddie Cass, the Columbus Club first baseman took third place with .333 and was second in total bases with 44. Two Express stars came next. Steve Penu was fourth at .319 and Gordon Caslake fifth, at .324. Sam Perlman finished with a .323 mark and a pair of Express players filled the next two spots - Packey McFarlane at .317 and Steve Karahan, .313.

Tommy Shannon the fleet Columbus Club centre fielder maintained the lead in base stealing finishing with 17 thefts. Bill Siddle of the Arenas was second with 13. Ward McVey and Frank Gillespie of the Arenas tied for home run honours, each with four. "Pat" Cann of Express and George Kennedy of Arenas, each rapped three. "Pat" Johnston played every game with Transcona, going to bat 92 times without a strike out.

 

Winnipeg Senior League          GP  AB   R   H  TB  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
McVey Ward WTT                      77      28  45           4          .364
Browne Cecil WEX                                                        .351
Cass Eddie WCC                                  44                      .333
Penu Steve WEX                                                          .329
Caslake Gordon WEX                                                      .324
Perlman Sam WTT                                                         .323
McFarlane Packey WEX                                                    .317
Karahan Steve WEX                                                       .313
Gillespie Frank WA                                           4
Shannon Tommy WCC                                               17
Siddle Bill WA                                                  13
Source : Winnipeg Tribute, September 8, 1923
 


VICTORIA SENIOR AMATEUR LEAGUE

W.H. Haley Jackson of the pennant winning Victoria C.P.R. has been crowned batting champion of the Victoria Senior Baseball League for 1923. Jackson, who also led the loop in hits, 23, runs, 23, home runs, 6, and total bases, 43, cracked the horsehide at a .411 clip to finish well ahead of teammate Falconer Campbell, at .389 and Murty Dunn of the Eagles, .370. Roy Copas of the C.P.R. was best in steals, with seven.

AVE : Jackson VIP - .411 
HITS : Jackson VIP - 23
RUNS : Jackson VIP - 23
TOTAL BASES : Jackson VIP - 43
2B: Gavlin VIP - 6
3B: Fetherston VAU, Whyte VIP - 2
HR : Jackson VIP - 6
SB : R.Copas VIP - 7
VICTORIA SENIOR LEAGUE GP AB R H TB 2B 3B HR SB RBI PCT Jackson W.H.(Haley) VIP 14 56 23 23 43 6 .411 Campbell Falconer(Kim) VIP 13 50 20 19 21 .380 Dunn MurtyV. VIE 14 54 12 20 24 .370 Webster A. VIP 7 30 10 10 10 .333 Richdale D. VIE 12 49 14 16 20 .327 Whyte R.(Bob) VIP 10 41 8 13 19 2 .317 Gandy E.H.(Hap) VAU 14 54 8 17 22 .315 Minnis ArtR. VIP 9 36 11 11 18 .306 Copas Harry VIP 14 60 15 18 21 .300 Gravlin G.(Poke) VIP 14 68 17 20 35 6 .294 Robinson E. VIE-VAU 13 49 7 14 16 .286 Copas Roy VIP 15 62 17 17 23 7 .274 Fetherston H. VAU 11 42 5 11 20 2 .262 Moser C.L. VAU 9 23 4 6 6 .261 Hall Eddie VAU 11 36 8 9 12 .250 Potts A. VIE 4 12 1 3 3 .250 Larsen H.E. VAU 7 29 4 7 7 .241 Green Hy VIE 6 21 3 5 5 .238 McGinnis F. VIE 15 55 7 13 15 .236 Campbell Colin VIP 9 34 8 8 17 .235 Cummings Herb VIE 15 58 10 13 15 .224 McIntyre F.(Red) VIP 4 9 2 2 2 .222 Newman Eddie VAU 13 37 7 8 11 .216 Moore Frank VIE 12 47 6 9 10 .191 McDonald D.A.(Red) VIE 11 37 7 7 9 .189 Redgrave S.A. VAU 4 11 1 2 2 .182 Porter A. VIE 10 40 10 7 7 .175 Forbes NormP. VIP 13 41 7 7 7 .171 Parfitt V.Ray VAU 11 31 1 5 5 .161 Ross R.(Bobby) VAU 10 32 5 5 6 .156 Beek S. VAU 4 13 3 2 2 .154 Cummins James VIE 10 29 2 4 4 .138 Noble Jack VIE 6 16 2 2 2 .125 Todd J. VAU 10 33 2 4 4 .121 Turpel W. VIP-VAU 6 20 0 2 2 .100 Kerr JohnnyR. VIE 6 12 1 1 1 .083 Pettigrew J.R. VIE 5 13 0 1 1 .077 Townsley T. VIP 4 15 0 1 1 .067 Saunders C. VIP 6 15 1 1 1 .067 Mulcahy P. VIE 2 7 2 0 0 .000
Source :  The Daily Colonist, Victoria, August 26, 1923