1928 Statistics 

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  PA  AB  R   H  TB 2B 3B HR SHSB CS BB  SO HB 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 Cruthers 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 Cruthers 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  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         W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  BB  SO    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 2B 3B HR SB RBI PCT Noble VSJ 5 9 1 4 1 0 0 0 .444 Purmal W.(Bunny) VSJ 23 61 16 24 3 1 1 4 .393 Clarke H. VSJ 24 75 11 29 2 3 0 5 .387 Campbell Lorne VSH 23 80 20 30 3 0 1 5 .375 Taylor Fred VSH 23 59 11 22 3 2 0 3 .373 Robb A. VSJ 24 60 18 22 1 0 1 8 .367 Sherman VCO 15 33 7 12 1 0 0 4 .364 Nicholson VCN 21 69 14 25 4 0 2 5 .362 Sanders VSH 7 14 2 5 1 0 0 0 .357 Hewer Alec VSH 24 77 13 27 3 0 0 2 .351 McLean Don VSJ 16 54 8 18 4 0 2 0 .333 Faulkner VCN 22 72 10 24 8 0 0 3 .333 Traeger Les VSH 5 12 4 4 1 1 1 0 .333 Warren Boony VSH 20 61 7 20 0 1 1 1 .328 Keith Johnny VCO 23 55 9 18 5 0 1 4 .327 Blownski Joe VSH 8 22 3 7 2 1 0 0 .318 Porter Arthur VSH 9 22 2 7 0 0 0 0 .318 Nelson VCN 15 45 7 14 4 0 0 3 .311 Kendall VCN 21 70 18 22 1 0 0 16 .301 (1) Tait VCN 22 70 7 21 3 0 3 4 .300 Beddison VCN 113 40 7 12 0 1 1 0 .300 Pitt Fred VCO 19 55 8 16 0 0 2 9 .291 McLean G. VCN 18 42 3 12 4 0 0 2 .286 Barnett VCO 22 63 7 18 5 0 1 6 .286 Delbridge VCO 12 21 3 6 1 0 0 2 .286 Trayling Eddie VSH 22 81 15 23 0 0 0 4 .284 Deek VSJ 20 53 17 15 3 1 0 3 .283 McIntyre Earl VCO 12 39 9 11 1 0 2 8 .282 Anderson Emil VSH 24 69 12 18 2 0 1 4 .261 Young Charlie VSH 20 62 10 16 2 2 1 3 .258 McIntyre Bruce VSJ 9 31 10 9 2 0 0 0 .258 (2) Gordon VSJ 14 39 8 10 0 0 0 3 .256 Keeley R. VSJ 23 80 14 20 5 0 1 5 .250 McArthur Herman VCN 15 37 4 9 0 0 0 0 .243 Deibolt Johnny VSH 7 14 1 3 0 0 0 0 .214 Coello VCO 14 42 4 9 0 1 0 4 .214 Widdows Bill VSH 15 44 10 9 0 0 0 2 .205 Kenny VCO 14 30 2 6 1 0 0 7 .200 Leith Murray VSJ 15 36 7 7 0 0 0 3 .194 Curry VCN 14 32 5 6 0 0 0 0 .188 Pauche VCO 14 32 3 6 1 0 1 0 .188 Brown VCO 23 65 8 12 2 0 0 15 .185 Emerl VCN 5 11 1 2 0 0 0 1 .182 Weaver Don(Lefty) VSJ 21 52 6 9 0 0 0 3 .173 Vance VCN 12 36 2 6 0 0 0 3 .167 Carlson VSJ 7 12 3 2 0 0 0 1 .167 Monk VCO 12 25 3 4 0 0 0 1 .160 Eldred VCO 21 44 7 7 2 0 1 5 .159 Easterbrook VSJ 4 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 .143 Haines Roy VSH 9 20 0 2 0 0 0 2 .100 Harvey VCO 18 52 4 5 0 1 0 0 .096 May VCN 14 29 2 2 1 0 0 0 .069 Hall VCN 6 16 1 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=Shores' Jewelers
   VANCOUVER TERMINAL LEAGUE       W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  BB  SO    ERA
   Traeger Les VSH                 4  0 1.000  27           5  36
   Diebolt Johnny VSH              4  1  .800  30          20  26
   May VCN                         6  2  .750  57          31  51
   Haines Roy VSH                  3  2  .600  45          26  33
   McArthur Herman VCN             6  5  .545  95          23  56
   Keith Johnny VCO                6  6  .500  79          45  72
   Arthur Len VSH                  3  3  .500  56          16  53
   Noble VSJ                       1  1  .500  12           9  13
   Chapman VCN                     2  2  .500  26           7  25
   Weaver Don(Lefty) VSJ           8 10  .444 131          68 176
   Monk VCO                        2  7  .222  47          20  33
   Delbridge VCO                   0  3  .000  17           9  12
   Taylor Fred VSH                 0  1  .000   8           9   5
   Leith Murray VSJ                0  1  .000   9           4   8
   Source : Vancouver Sun, August 18, 1928
   VCO=Canco, VCN=C.N.R., VSH=South Hill, VSJ=Shores' 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 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 Romeo 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 Joe 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