Statistics, 1928       

EDMONTON SENIOR LEAGUE 

Len Sweeney of the Native Sons captured the 1928 batting title in the Edmonton Senior League finishing the season with a .409 average besting the 1927 champion, Louis McGillis of the Chevrolet Cubs who compiled a .382 batting mark after taking the title last year with a .398 average. Bulls first sacker Bill Bell was third at .365.

EDMONTON SENIOR LEAGUE          GP  AB   R   H  TB  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
Sweeney Len ENS 17 66 27 .409 McGillis Louis EDC 18 76 29 .382 Bell Bill ESB 19 74 27 .365 Maher Phil EDC 18 75 26 .347 Hardy EYL 12 38 13 .342 Marshall EYL 14 56 18 .321 Melynk Nick EDC 15 61 18 .295 Martell Emil EYL 17 72 21 .292 Wilson Speedy EDC 18 73 21 .288 Young Pep EDC 18 84 24 .286 Henning Johnny ESB 18 64 18 .281 Beattie Red EYL 16 69 19 .275 Williamson Bud EYL 16 63 17 .270 Rudyk Moxey EYL 17 72 19 .264 Hall Al EDC 14 46 12 .261 Brown Bob ESB 15 47 12 .255 Carruthers Alva ESB 13 36 9 .250 Ducey John EYL 13 44 11 .250 McHugh Ed EDC 17 65 16 .246 Brown EYL 17 65 16 .246 Dame George ENS 16 62 15 .242 Lemmie Bill ESB 19 67 16 .239 Macdonald H.John EYL 16 68 16 .235 Clark ESB 13 55 11 .200 Wagner Walt ESB 15 60 12 .200 Rusler Danny ENS 16 46 9 .196 Thompson Sammy ESB 19 78 15 .192 Phillips ESB 18 53 10 .189 Duggan Kenny EDC 17 73 12 .164 Carruthers Bobby ESB 18 69 11 .159
Source : Edmonton Bulletin, August 9, 1928

EDC=Edmonton Chevrolet Cubs, ENS=Edmonton Native Sons, ESB=Edmonton Stockyard Bulls, 
EYL=Edmonton Young Liberals
 


VANCOUVER SENIOR LEAGUE

In the closest race in years, Charlie Miron of VAC edged out teammate Coley Hall and Cameron "Peggy" Duff of the Fireman to capture the 1928 batting title in the Vancouver Senior Baseball League. With a sensational sprint to the finish, Miron, who won the championship in 1926 and lost to Jack Cranstoun last year, batted .343 in 36 games. Duff finished at .339 and Hall at .333. Miron also topped the circuit in hits, 37, and tied with Roy Yamamura of the Asahis for the most stolen bases, each had 17.  Hall had the most runs, 23, and doubles, 7.  Arne Miller of the Firemen was the leagues leading slugger with six home runs.

George Sikora of the Firemen was recognized as the loop's top hurler finishing with a 6-1 record. Hal Puder, of VAC, had the best winning mark, seven, but also lost four times.

 

AVE : Miron VAC - .343 
RUNS : Hall VAC - 23
HITS : Miron VAC - 37
2B : Hall VAC - 7
3B : Johnston VGN - 4
HR : Miller VFM - 6
SB : Yamamura VAS, Miron VAC - 17
VANCOUVER SENIOR LEAGUE GP AB R H TB 2B 3B HR SB RBI PCT Miron Charlie VAC 36 108 16 37 4 2 1 17 .343 Duff Peggy VFM 20 59 9 20 4 2 0 8 .339 Hall Coley VAC 30 90 23 30 7 3 4 3 .333 Worley Pat VAC 35 107 14 35 4 1 0 7 .327 Cranstoun Jack VGN 26 75 8 24 3 2 0 6 .320 Nestman Johnny VGN 35 113 19 36 4 1 0 2 .319 McLean Cy VGN 32 86 6 27 5 0 0 3 .314 Miller Arne VFM 38 116 21 32 3 0 6 11 .302 (1) Johnston Babs VGN 35 110 16 32 1 4 2 3 .291 Craig Nick VFM 33 102 12 29 4 1 0 2 .284 Whyte Syd VAC 34 89 15 25 5 0 1 1 .281 Yamamura Roy VAS 23 72 10 20 0 0 0 17 .278 Jackson Haley VAC 25 65 9 18 5 0 1 1 .277 Lovely VGN 25 78 5 21 3 3 0 0 .269 Tanaka George VAS 13 23 2 6 0 0 0 0 .261 Yasui Reggie VAS 34 99 5 25 2 1 0 7 .253 Esplen Baden(Babe) VGN 23 48 9 12 0 1 0 0 .250 Kaye Lefty VFM 5 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 .250 Thompson Lorne VFM 5 12 0 3 0 0 0 0 .250 Matoba Tom VAS 28 73 11 18 4 1 0 6 .247 Goodall Norm VFM 21 61 8 15 2 0 0 2 .246 Stevenson Charlie VFM 37 98 15 24 3 2 0 2 .245 Richardson Harry VFM 32 82 8 20 3 1 1 0 .244 Sibbitt Alva VGN 32 119 19 29 2 1 0 14 .244 Watters Jimmy VFM 37 111 19 27 2 2 2 3 .243 Nakamura Sally VAS 34 104 9 25 2 3 0 3 .240 May Doug VFM 35 96 8 23 4 3 0 3 .240 Rotchford Herb VAC 25 71 9 17 4 1 0 1 .239 Cann Hec VAC 32 102 11 24 2 1 1 8 .235 Paepke Ernie VAC 8 17 2 4 0 0 0 2 .235 Nakamukra Frank VAS 13 40 3 9 0 0 0 1 .225 Bean Bart VFM 31 103 14 23 3 1 3 3 .223 Mills R.(Bobby) VGN 20 60 7 13 0 0 0 2 .217 Teeters VAC 36 118 21 25 4 1 1 6 .212 Wingard Eddie VGN 16 39 5 8 0 0 0 0 .205 Morse Art VAC 23 64 8 13 1 1 0 5 .203 Telosky Tony VFM 11 20 1 4 2 0 0 0 .200 Risse George VAC 7 16 0 3 0 0 0 0 .188 Puder Hal VAC 17 28 8 5 0 1 0 3 .179 Foley VFM 17 34 4 6 0 0 0 2 .176 Bailey VFM 23 69 7 12 3 1 0 3 .174 Tuson Bill VAC 12 23 1 4 0 0 0 0 .174 Condon Jimmy VGN 36 111 7 19 1 0 0 2 .171 Tanaka Herb VAS 10 24 1 4 0 0 0 0 .167 Nishi Roy VAS 17 36 2 6 0 0 0 2 .167 Sekine Jubo VAS 31 87 6 14 1 0 0 0 .161 Kasmer Johnny VGN 22 46 0 7 0 0 0 0 .152 Holden Larry VFM 12 27 2 4 1 0 0 0 .148 Kitigawa Eddie VAS 34 92 6 13 1 0 0 7 .141 Sato Mickey VAS 33 86 6 12 0 0 0 9 .140 Sikora George VFM 13 29 2 4 0 0 0 2 .138 Kato George VAS 34 90 4 12 0 0 0 3 .133 Delcourt Camille VGN 14 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 .133 (2) Suga Ty VAS 17 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 .128 (3) Richardson W.(Bill) VAC 13 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 .125 (4) Bartlett L. VGN 25 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 .093 (5)
Source :  Vancouver Sun, August 11, 1928

* (1) AB/H show .276, (2) .250, (3) .000, (4) .500, (5) .000

VAC=Vancouver Athletic Club, VAS=Asahi, VFM=Firemen, VGN=Generals

VANCOUVER SENIOR LEAGUE          G  GS  CG W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO HB  WP    ERA
Sikora George VFM                          6  1  .857                  19  41
Wingard Eddie VGN                          5  2  .714                  26  42
Puder Hal VAC                              7  4  .636                  20  59
Holden Larry VFM                           5  3  .625                  20  62
Craig Nick VFM                             6  4  .600                  17  58
Risse George VAC                           3  2  .600                  20  14
Tanaka George VAS                          5  4  .556                  16  20
Thompson Lorne VFM                         2  2  .500                   8  22
Esplen Baden(Babe) VGN                     4  7  .364                  28  71
Richardson W.(Bill) VAC                    4  7  .364                  37  93
Delcourt Camille VGN                       3  7  .300                  28  58
Suga Ty VAS                                3  8  .273                  20  23
Kaye Lefty VFM                             1  4  .200                  11  20
Nishi Roy VAS                              1 10  .091                  17  36
Source :  Vancouver Sun, August 11, 1928 

VAC=Vancouver Athletic Club, VAS=Asahi, VFM=Firemen, VGN=Generals


VANCOUVER TERMINAL LEAGUE 

W. "Bunny" Purmal, the hard working catcher of Shores' Jewelers, edged out teammate H. Clarke for the 1928 batting title in the Terminal League. Purmal's .393 average was six points better than Clarke's .387.  Lorne Campbell of South Hill was a close third, at .375, while leading the league in runs scored, with 20, and hits, 30. Kendall of C.N.R. was the leading base stealer with 16 thefts.

South Hill's Les Traeger had the best winning percentage among the hurlers with four wins and no losses. Workhorse Don "Lefty" Weaver of Shores won the most games, eight, and led in strikeouts with 176 in 131 innings pitched.

 

AVE : Purmal VSJ - .393 
RUNS : Campbell VSH - 20
HITS :Campbell VSH - 30
2B : Faulkner VCN - 8
3B : Clarke VSJ - 3
HR : Tait VCN - 3
SB : Kendall VCN - 16
VANCOUVER TERMINAL LEAGUE GP AB R H TB 2B 3B HR SB RBI PCT Noble VSJ 5 9 1 4 5 1 0 0 0 .444 Purmal W.(Bunny) VSJ 23 61 16 24 32 3 1 1 4 .393 Clarke VSJ 24 75 11 29 37 2 3 0 5 .387 Campbell Lorne VSH 23 80 20 30 36 3 0 1 5 .375 Taylor Fred VSH 23 59 11 22 29 3 2 0 3 .373 Robb A. VSJ 24 60 18 22 26 1 0 1 8 .367 Sherman VCO 15 33 7 12 13 1 0 0 4 .364 Nicholson VCN 21 69 14 25 35 4 0 2 5 .362 Sanders VSH 7 14 2 5 6 1 0 0 0 .357 Hewer Alec VSH 24 77 13 27 30 3 0 0 2 .351 McLean Don VSJ 16 54 8 18 28 4 0 2 0 .333 Faulkner VCN 22 72 10 24 31 8 0 0 3 .333 Traeger Les VSH 5 12 4 4 7 1 1 1 0 .333 Warren Boony VSH 20 61 7 20 25 0 1 1 1 .328 Keith Johnny VCO 23 55 9 18 27 5 0 1 4 .327 Blownski Joe VSH 8 22 3 7 11 2 1 0 0 .318 Porter Arthur VSH 9 22 2 7 7 0 0 0 0 .318 Nelson VCN 15 45 7 14 18 4 0 0 3 .311 Kendall VCN 21 70 18 22 23 1 0 0 16 .301 (1) Tait VCN 22 70 7 21 33 3 0 3 4 .300 Beddison VCN 113 40 7 12 17 0 1 1 0 .300 Pitt Fred VCO 19 55 8 16 22 0 0 2 9 .291 McLean G. VCN 18 42 3 12 16 4 0 0 2 .286 Barnett VCO 22 63 7 18 26 5 0 1 6 .286 Delbridge VCO 12 21 3 6 7 1 0 0 2 .286 Trayling Eddie VSH 22 81 15 23 23 0 0 0 4 .284 Deek VSJ 20 53 17 15 20 3 1 0 3 .283 McIntyre E.(Tony) VCO 12 39 9 11 18 1 0 2 8 .282 Anderson Emil VSH 24 69 12 18 23 2 0 1 4 .261 Young Charlie VSH 20 62 10 16 25 2 2 1 3 .258 McIntyre Bruce VSJ 9 31 10 9 11 2 0 0 0 .258 (2) Gordon VSJ 14 39 8 10 10 0 0 0 3 .256 Keeley R. VSJ 23 80 14 20 28 5 0 1 5 .250 McArthur Herman VCN 15 37 4 9 9 0 0 0 0 .243 Deibolt Johnny VSH 7 14 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 .214 Coello VCO 14 42 4 9 11 0 1 0 4 .214 Widdows Bill VSH 15 44 10 9 9 0 0 0 2 .205 Kenny VCO 14 30 2 6 7 1 0 0 7 .200 Leith Murray VSJ 15 36 7 7 7 0 0 0 3 .194 Curry VCN 14 32 5 6 6 0 0 0 0 .188 Pauche VCO 14 32 3 6 13 1 0 1 0 .188 Brown VCO 23 65 8 12 14 2 0 0 15 .185 Emerl VCN 5 11 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 .182 Weaver Don(Lefty) VSJ 21 52 6 9 9 0 0 0 3 .173 Vance VCN 12 36 2 6 6 0 0 0 3 .167 Carlson VSJ 7 12 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 .167 Monk VCO 12 25 3 4 4 0 0 0 1 .160 Eldred VCO 21 44 7 7 12 2 0 1 5 .159 Easterbrook VSJ 4 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .143 Haines Roy VSH 9 20 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 .100 Harvey VCO 18 52 4 5 7 0 1 0 0 .096 May VCN 14 29 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 .069 Hall VCN 6 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Source : Vancouver Sun, August 13, 1928

(1) Abs/Hits result in .314. (2) .290

VCO=Canco, VCN=C.N.R., VSH=South Hill, VSJ=Shore's Jewelers
VANCOUVER TERMINAL LEAGUE        G  GS  CG W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO HB  WP    ERA
Traeger Les VSH                  4         4  0 1.000  27               5  36
Diebolt Johnny VSH               6         4  1  .800  30              20  26
May VCN                          9         6  2  .750  57              31  51
Haines Roy VSH                   8         3  2  .600  45              26  33
McArthur Herman VCN             12         6  5  .545  95              23  56
Keith Johnny VCO                16         6  6  .500  79              45  72
Arthur Len VSH                   9         3  3  .500  56              16  53
Noble VSJ                        3         1  1  .500  12               9  13
Chapman VCN                      4         2  2  .500  26               7  25
Weaver Don(Lefty) VSJ           21         8 10  .444 131              68 176
Monk VCO                         8         2  7  .222  47              20  33
Delbridge VCO                    4         0  3  .000  17               9  12
Taylor Fred VSH                  2         0  1  .000   8               9   5
Leith Murray VSJ                 3         0  1  .000   9               4   8
Source : Vancouver Sun, August 18, 1928

VCO=Canco, VCN=C.N.R., VSH=South Hill, VSJ=Shore's Jewelers
 
    


NEW WESTMINSTER SENIOR LEAGUE 

With an amazing .477 average in 20 games, Joe Hebert of Fraser Mills easly took the batting championship of the New Westminster Senior League. The runner-up, teammate R. "Stun" Bray was more than 100 points behind at .365. Eddie Olson of Fraser Cafe was third with a .364 mark.   Hebert also topped the senior league in doubles, 13, triples, 3, and was tied with Bill Brown of Fraser Mills for the most hits, 51. Brown had the most runs, 35.

AVE : Hebert FML - .477 
RUNS : Brown FML - 35
HITS : Brown FML, Hebert FML - 51
2B : Hebert FML - 13
3B : Hebert FML - 3
HR : Paxton FRC - 4
SB : Ryan FML - 12
NEW WESTMINSTER SR. LEAGUE GP AB R H TB 2B 3B HR SB RBI PCT Hebert Joe FML 30 107 51 .477 Bray R.(Stun) FML 25 104 38 .365 Olson Eddie FRC 28 66 24 .364 Brown W.(Bill) FML 37 141 51 .362 Cross Abe FRC 15 58 20 .345 Larson Ollie FRC 34 108 36 .333 James Johnny FRC 1 3 1 .333 Schofield FRC 15 53 17 .321 Dailey Joe FML 22 42 13 .310 Ryan Morris(Paddy) FML 36 109 33 .303 Cooper FML 14 47 14 .298 Dodd Henry FRC 10 37 11 .297 Novak Eddie FML 20 51 15 .294 Paxton Spence FRC 33 121 35 .289 Crawford Sam(Wahoo) FRC 35 111 32 .288 Williams Ray(Peep) FML 41 151 42 .278 Maxwell FRC 13 47 13 .277 Barrett FML 11 44 12 .273 Bolstad Percy FML 26 99 26 .263 Duckwitz FML 15 51 13 .255 Muscutt Doug FML 14 32 8 .250 McClurken A.D.(Zeke) FML 35 105 26 .248 Hunter Earl(Tiny) FRC 31 99 23 .232 Freshfield Dean FRC 33 122 28 .230 Lee Howard(Scotty) FRC 21 48 11 .229 Hawkes Ray FML 32 97 22 .227 Gray Dave FML 12 31 7 .226 Jones FRC 29 82 17 .207 Robertson Robbie FRC 20 68 13 .191 Moffatt Lefty FRC 6 12 2 .167 Rebar FML 4 6 1 .167 Brannan C. FML 17 56 8 .143 Fraser Doug FRC 32 107 13 .121 Bardy FML 9 28 3 .107
Source : Vancouver Sun, August 15, 1928

FML=Fraser Mills, FRC=Fraser Café


WINNIPEG SENIOR LEAGUE 

George Rivers the Elks third sacker, is the champion slugger of the 1928 Senior Baseball League, leading in every major category.. George hit the ball at a .423 clip, cracking out 30 hits for a total of 39 sacks in 71 trips. Bill Siddle, one of the best and oldest players in the circuit came within an ace of gaining the laurels. He finished just ten points back of Rivers. Red Davidson, the star heaver of the Elks, amassed an average of .395. Bunny Warren, the playing manager of the Tigers, had two marks of distinction, making just a single error in the field and whiffing on just one occasion.  Rivers, who topped the loop in hits, runs, and total bases, also showed his speed, leading the circuit in steals with 14.

AVE : G.Rivers WE - .423 
RUNS : G.Rivers - 19
HITS : G.Rivers - 30
T-BASES : G.Rivers - 39
SB : G.Rivers - 14
WINNIPEG SENIOR LEAGUE GP AB R H TB 2B 3B HR SB RBI PCT Rivers George WE 19 71 19 30 39 14 .423 Siddle Bill(Snake) WA 11 46 11 19 29 7 .413 Davidson WE 12 38 7 15 22 1 .395 Kendall Harvey WTT 17 60 10 21 30 0 .350 Arnison WE 9 20 3 7 8 0 .350 Cann Pat WA 9 35 4 12 12 2 .343 Patton WTT 16 62 3 21 26 2 .339 Puhan WE 14 54 8 18 22 6 .333 Warren Bunny WTT 15 48 8 16 23 6 .333 Wilson WTT 4 9 0 3 3 0 .333 McFarlane WE 15 64 12 21 22 3 .328 McLennan WA 17 69 15 22 26 1 .319 Newman WCC 12 44 11 14 18 5 .318 Found WN 9 19 2 6 10 3 .316 O'Brien WCC 14 48 10 15 19 5 .313 Caslake WE 16 68 10 21 27 7 .309 Hopper WN 15 51 7 15 21 7 .294 May WN 14 51 4 15 16 3 .294 Ridgedale WA 10 34 2 10 12 1 .294 Menzies WTT 6 24 2 7 8 1 .292 Knight WA 18 62 17 18 21 3 .290 Hind WE 5 14 1 4 4 0 .286 Wynant WN 2 7 0 2 2 0 .286 Thurston WCC 16 53 10 15 18 .283 McVey Ward WTT 17 50 12 14 17 6 .280 Olien WN 15 62 11 17 24 3 .274 Malloy S. WCC 18 68 9 18 29 8 .265 Hill WN 12 34 5 9 12 1 .265 Sutherland WN 15 53 8 14 20 5 .264 Dundas WN 7 27 5 7 11 2 .259 Rivers R. WE 17 58 5 15 18 1 .259 Dunbar W. WN 11 31 8 8 8 7 .258 Grant WTT 17 66 10 17 19 9 .258 Starr W. WN 3 12 1 3 3 2 .250 Warren Greig WA 19 65 13 16 18 2 .246 Rutherford WA 16 57 14 14 16 1 .246 Sinclair WA 12 42 2 10 10 0 .238 Cuthbert WE 14 55 9 13 15 1 .236 Dakins G. WE 14 39 4 9 10 2 .231 McCorquodale Dunc WCC 17 65 5 15 18 0 .231 Lowe WCC 13 48 7 11 15 2 .229 Pridham W. WCC 10 22 3 5 5 1 .227 Rivers J. WE 18 67 10 15 16 2 .224 Seel WN 19 76 10 17 18 1 .224 McKenzie WTT 7 27 2 6 7 1 .222 Bissett WE 6 18 3 4 6 0 .222 Bouchard WCC 5 9 1 2 3 0 .222 Marinelliu WN 11 41 9 9 10 6 .220 Mobberly WA 7 23 4 5 6 0 .217 Davis WCC 13 37 5 8 11 1 .216 Stobie W. WN 13 37 4 8 11 0 .216 Rosenstock WA 19 65 10 14 17 4 .215 Adshead WCC 7 14 1 3 3 1 .214 Frick WA 17 62 8 13 19 1 .210 Lloyd WN 8 29 5 6 9 1 .207 Dakins R. WE 8 29 6 6 6 0 .207 Wise WTT 3 5 0 1 1 0 .200 LeGoff WN 11 42 6 8 9 0 .190 Irvine WA 12 39 1 7 7 0 .179 McGrath WCC 5 17 3 3 6 1 .176 McDonald WTT 15 57 5 10 13 4 .175 Malloy N. WCC 9 24 2 4 7 0 .167 Minnis WTT 13 43 5 7 10 3 .163 Turk WE 15 43 6 7 10 1 .163 Arnott WCC 18 58 8 9 10 8 .155 McQuade WTT 3 7 1 1 1 0 .143 Clifford WCC 3 7 0 1 1 0 .143 Lee WE 6 15 3 2 2 0 .133 Dalziel WCC 16 54 8 7 7 5 .130 VanBennen WN 4 8 1 1 1 5 .125 Lawton WA 9 32 0 4 5 0 .125 McCallum WTT 17 58 3 7 7 2 .121 Bannerman WTT 12 44 2 5 5 0 .114 Stack WCC 4 9 0 1 1 0 .111 Stobie A. WN 3 10 0 1 0 0 .100 Blair WE 4 11 2 1 1 0 .091 Starr G. WTT 5 14 1 1 1 0 .071 Mackie WTT 6 16 1 1 1 1 .063 Stobie F. WTT 6 18 0 1 2 0 .056 Carpenter WTT 4 20 2 1 2 1 .050 Larsen WE 1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 Hindle WN 6 18 1 0 0 0 .000 Singbush WTT 1 6 1 0 0 0 .000 Burns WA 1 1 1 0 0 0 .000 Lewis WA 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Woolner WA 5 11 0 0 0 0 .000 Midinsky WCC 2 2 0 0 0 0 .000 Pucci WCC 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Arnott W. WN 1 2 0 0 0 0 .000 Austman WN 3 7 0 0 0 0 .000 Dunbar J. WN 1 5 0 0 0 0 .000 Riddell WN 1 5 0 0 0 0 .000 Roberts WN 1 3 0 0 0 0 .000 Crowe WTT 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 McKenzie K. WTT 2 4 0 0 0 0 .000 Deakin WCC 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
WA=Arenas, WCC=Columbus Club, WE=Elks,WN=Norwood, WTT=Tigers

Source : Winnipeg Tribune, September 1, 1928