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  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
   Clarke Casey VCE                14  42  13  17           1   3      .405
   Tenny VCE                        3   5   4   2           0   0      .400
   Foran Frank VCE                 15  48   7  18           1   3      .375   (1)
   Lovely Murray CW                21  71   9  25           1   2      .352
   Simons Alex VYL                  9  15   4   4           0   1      .267   (2)
   Spiers BCE                       8  21   1   7           0   1      .333   (3)
   Mattock Charlie VYL             19  63  11  21           0   1      .333   (4)
   Richardson Buck CW              12  34   6  11           0   1      .324
   Robertson BCE                   23  69  17  22           2   4      .319
   Whyte Syd VYL                   18  54   6  17           0   3      .315
   Cann Hec VYL                    22  64  16  20           0   3      .313
   Fraser Jack VYL                 22  61  17  19           0   6      .311
   Bell VCE                        10  30   6   6           0   2      .200   (5)
   Miron Charlie VYL               20  53  17  16           0   7      .302
   Wilson Harry VCE                20  58  11  17           0   2      .293   (6)
   Cross Harry VCE                 14  41  14  12           0   6      .293
   Rafferty Ernie BCE              12  41  12  12           1   6      .293
   Vainsdal BCE                     7  21   2   6           0   0      .286
   Delcourt Camille VCE            15  35   4  10           0   2      .286
   Gourlay Art VYL                  7  11   4   3           0   1      .273
   Paepke Ernie VYL                21  67  14  18           0  11      .269
   Tatman Paul VYL                 17  53      14           0   8      .264
   Falconer Orville VYL            18  54  13  14           0   2      .259
   Evans Charlie VCE                9  20   2   5   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 here.
   Source : Vancouver Daily World, July 31, 1923
   BCE=BC Electric, CW=Collingwood, VCE=Elks, VYL=Young Liberals
   VANCOUVER SR. AMATEUR LEAGUE    W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  BB  SO    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  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
   Worley Pat VCS                   5  16   8   9   2   0   4   1      .563
   McIntyre  VCK                    1   2   1   1   0   0   0   0      .500
   Silver Neil VHB                  1   2   1   1   0   0   0   0      .500
   Thompson Lorne VCK *            10  30   8  12   3   0   0   3      .400
   Warne VCK                        5  13   4   5   1   0   2   2      .385
   Solloway Harley VHB              5  13   1   5   1   0   0   3      .385
   Mitchell VMP                    10  31   9  11   2   2   0   1      .355
   Jenkins VCK                      9  31   7  11   4   0   0   9      .355
   Williams Windy VHB              10  32   8  11   2   0   1   1      .344
   Morse Art VHB                    9  24   3   8   2   0   2   1      .333
   Mills Bobby VHB                 10  34   8  11   0   0   1   3      .324
   Wight VLC                       10  28   3   9   0   0   0   6      .321
   Cadenhead J. VMP                10  30   4   9   1   0   0   1      .300
   * Declared batting champion
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 Bariki  VAS            3        1  1  .500  14  17   7       1  11     1
   Traeger Les 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 Phil 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