Statistics, 1931       

SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN LEAGUE

Boasting an impressive mark of .481 in 14 games, including 52 official at-bats, Revere "Babe" Brossard of the Regina Balmorals has carried off the individual batting honors of the 1931 Southern League. The official statistics show Brossard well ahead of the runner-up, Ted Schwindt of Milestone, who came in with a .384 average in 22 games.

Milestone had a number of replays because of tie games which resulted in Schwindt's inflated game total. Schwindt has a case for being regarded as the real leader, however, having played the entire season. Furthermore, he led the circuit with 36 hits and 44 total bases. Moose Jaw's Billy Hodgkinson picked up 9 doubles to lead the circuit in that category. Joe Haberman of the Regina Balmorals hit 4 triples to easily take the crown in that category while Milestone's Dave Clayton was the top thief, pilfering 16 bases. Clayton also was tops in the circuit with 21 runs scored. There was no clear-cut home run king as no one player hit more than one circuit clout.

Wilfred "Lefty" Pennington, ace of the Moose Jaw All-Stars pitching staff, is the top hurler in the 1931 Southern League. Twirling in 16 games, he yielded less than 2 earned runs a game. In addition, he struck out 139 batters. Next is Floyd White of the Milestone Sioux who took part in 14 contests, pitching the most innings, 124, while fanning 115

AVE : Brossard RBA - .481 
HITS : Schwindt MLS - 36 
RUNS : Clayton MLS - 21 
SB : Clayton MLS - 16 
SOUTHERN LEAGUE                 GP  AB   R   H  TB  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
Brossard Babe RBA               14  52  18  25  35   5   1   1   5      .481
Schwindt Ted MLS                22  93  16  36  44   1   2   1   5      .387
Quist Eric RRF                  16  59   7  22  26   4   0   0   2      .373
Cochrane RSH                    15  59   6  22  32   3   2   1   5      .373
Bird Webb RBA                   14  51  12  19  22   3   0   0   2      .373
Hodgkinson Billy MJ              8  27   6  10  12   2   0   0   5      .370
Dakins Ralph RRF                16  55   8  20  29   9   0   0   0      .364
McKenna Danny MJ                12  44   7  16  20   2   1   0   1      .364
Hogg Cliff RBA                  10  45   6  16  20   4   0   0   3      .356
Fritz Alvin RRF                  6  17   1   6   6   0   0   0   0      .353
Wilkins Pete MLS                10  37   6  13  15   0   1   0   6      .351
Forsythe RBA                    11  43  10  15  16   1   0   0   0      .349
Davis Glen MJ                   10  32   7  11  14   1   1   0   2      .344
Canning Del RRF                 16  63   7  21  25   4   0   0   4      .333
Forster Bryan RBA               13  51   8  17  22   5   0   0   3      .333
Johnston G. Doc MLS             22  85  12  28  31   3   0   0   5      .329
Elwood Chuck RBA                14  52  13  17  25   4   2   0   4      .327
Johnston Eddie MLS              20  74  15  24  31   3   2   0   3      .324
Thomson Alexander(Sandy) MJ     18  69  11  22  28   2   2   0   3      .319
Wilson Gordon MJ                17  51   8  16  21   1   2   0   1      .314
Haberman Joe RBA                12  48  10  14  25   3   4   0   2      .292
Bennett Charlie RRF             13  42   8  12  15   3   0   0   6      .286
Clayton Dave MLS                23  99  21  28  37   7   1   0  16      .283
Stoyand Johnny RBA              13  57  12  16  17   1   0   0   7      .281
Houghtling Rex MLS              23 102  19  27  34   2   1   1   5      .265
Source : Regina Leader-Post, August 20, 1931
MLS=Milestone Sioux, MJ=Moose Jaw All-Stars, RGBA=Regina Balmorals,
RGRF=Regina Rifles, RGSH=Regina Shamrocks

SOUTHERN LEAGUE                  G  GS  CG W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO HB  WP    ERA
Hogg Dave RRF                    7                     25           0   3  24  2   0   0.00
Sneddon Bill RRF                 4                     33           4  14  25  3   1   1.09
Clayton Dave MLS                 2                      8           1   3   4  1   0   1.13
White Elmer MLS                  4                     34           5   2  53  0   0   1.32
Pennington Wilf MJ              16                    120          23  18 139  2   4   1.73
Dominas Pete RBA                 4                     29           7   9  19  0   0   2.17
Swainson Swainey RBA             7                     51          13  16  50  2   2   2.29
Milne Jimmy RSH                  8                     27           8  19  18  3   1   2.67
Elwood Chuck RBA                 4                     35          11  23  42  0   0   2.83
Schwindt Harold MLS              5                     36          13  14  18  2   2   3.25
Shave Lefty RRF                  4                     27          10  13  24  1   2   3.33
White Floyd MLS                 14                    124          47  26 115  3   6   3.41
Fritz Alvin RRF                  5                     33          13   8  38  1   0   3.55
Hamilton Hugh RSH                6                     30          13  17  13  2   2   3.90
Bennett Amadee RRF               6                     26          12   8  17  1   1   4.15
Craddick RSH                     5                     29          16  15  14  1   2   4.97
Stirrett RSH                     2                      8           8   4   8  2   0   9.00
Wolver RSH                       3                     15          15  11  21  1   3   9.00
Haigh George MJ                  4                     27          17   1  15  1   0   5.67
Gustafson C. RRF                 3                     12          12   6  15  1   1   9.00
Ardell RBA                       2                     13          10   3  10  0   0   6.92
Ferguson Mac RSH                 2                      4           4   2   5  0   0   9.00
Longmore Eddie MJ                2                      4           4   3   2  0   0   9.00
MJ=Moose Jaw, MLS=Milestone, RBA=Regina Balmorals, RRF=Regina Rifles, RSH=Regina Shamrocks
Source : Regina Leader-Post, August 20, 1931

    
    


VANCOUVER SENIOR LEAGUE 

Coleman Hall, the versatile playing manager of the Vancouver Athletic Club captured the 1931 batting crown in the Vancouver Senior League edging outfielder Charlie Miron of the Fireman by four points, .349 to .345.  Slugger Pete Staggs of the Arrows was third with a .328 mark. Staggs topped the circuit in homers, 5, and stolen bases, 13. Miron had the most hits, 51.

AVE : Hall VAC - .349 
RUNS : Three tied - 26
HITS : Miron VFM - 51
HR : Staggs VAR - 5
SBs : Staggs VAR - 13
VANCOUVER SENIOR LEAGUE GP AB R H TB 2B 3B HR SB RBI PCT Craig Nick VFM 5 16 5 7 7 0 0 .438 Scott Dave VAR 6 17 2 7 7 0 0 .412 Hall Coleman VAC 33 109 21 38 63 4 2 .349 Miron Charlie VFM 41 148 21 51 65 2 6 .345 Staggs Pete VAR 38 134 22 44 75 5 13 .328 Henry Ed VAC 35 113 15 34 42 0 3 .301 Robertson Graham VAR 36 128 14 38 53 0 4 .297 Purmal Bunny VAC 39 140 21 41 47 0 3 .293 Cranstoun Jack VAR 30 107 13 31 36 0 4 .290 Lewis Earl BCT 41 146 11 42 57 0 2 .288 Cole Jack VAC 32 112 17 32 43 1 4 .286 Cross Norman(Abe) BCT 40 136 26 38 56 0 9 .279 Puder Hal VAC 15 43 6 12 16 0 0 .279 Cranstoun Merrick VAR 31 95 14 26 36 1 0 .274 Whyte Syd VAR 6 11 2 3 3 0 0 .273 Richardson Harry VFM 33 97 9 26 32 1 0 .268 Nelson Ned VAC 15 56 10 15 25 1 6 .268 Trasolini Norm VFM 40 140 13 37 56 2 5 .264 Campbell Lorne VAR 43 153 26 40 46 0 2 .261 Jacobson Chuck BCT 17 50 14 13 21 0 2 .260 Stevenson Charlie VFM 41 156 17 40 49 0 5 .256 Yamamura Roy VAR 15 55 10 14 17 0 1 .255 Miller Arne VFM 39 136 23 34 60 4 7 .250 Holden Larry VFM 32 114 15 28 36 0 1 .246 Morse Art VAC 27 86 9 21 27 0 4 .244 Heaman Bob BCT 24 78 14 19 23 0 4 .244 Kasmer Johnny BCT 17 54 6 13 14 0 1 .241 Spicer Ralph BCT 34 104 11 25 32 0 1 .240 McIntyre Bruce VAC 37 129 26 31 41 2 9 .240 Nessman Johnny VAR 44 146 23 34 36 0 7 .233 Scott Al BCT 40 129 12 30 33 0 4 .233 Keplinger VAR 14 43 5 10 10 0 3 .233 Esplen Babe BCT 13 22 1 5 5 0 0 .227 Bean Bart VFM 39 119 21 27 35 1 1 .227 Watters Jimmy VFM 32 137 15 31 41 1 5 .226 Lewis Ollie BCT 27 84 9 19 21 0 2 .226 Johnston Dave(Babs) VAR 23 64 6 14 17 0 0 .219 Worley Pat BCT 30 110 19 24 25 0 7 .218 Ray Frank VFM 22 56 8 12 14 0 0 .214 Kaye Lefty VFM 15 34 4 7 10 1 0 .206 Dailey Joe VAC 37 109 13 22 27 1 2 .202 Freshfield Dean BCT 25 71 9 14 17 0 1 .197 Cameron Rod BCT 31 93 9 18 23 0 0 .194 Clark Ted VAC 21 62 4 12 14 0 0 .194 Barnes Roy VAR 40 120 8 23 27 0 3 .192 Sherman Jack VAC 35 122 13 23 26 0 7 .189 McLean Cy BCT 12 27 2 5 6 0 1 .185 Gray Dave VAR 24 65 6 12 12 0 0 .185 Morrow Ross BCT 17 39 5 7 8 0 1 .179 Straight Harold(Hal) VAC 22 51 7 8 11 0 0 .157 Weaver Don BCT 22 53 0 8 10 0 0 .151 Condon Jimmy VAR 19 66 2 9 16 0 2 .136 Goodall Norm VFM 26 77 4 9 11 0 2 .117 Kulai Dan VFM 5 11 0 1 1 0 0 .091 McDonald VFM 4 13 0 1 2 0 0 .077 Sikora George VFM 7 13 0 1 1 0 0 .077 Richardson Bill VAR 25 66 3 5 7 0 0 .076 Geoghegan Norman(Tiny) VFM 6 8 0 0 0 0 0 .000 BCT=Telephones, VAC=Athletic Club, VAR=Arrows, VFM=Firemen
Source : Vancouver Sun, August 25, 1931


VANCOUVER TERMINAL LEAGUE 

Outfielder Lefty Fairbairn of Shores' Jewelers, with a .363 batting average, emerged as the batting king in the Terminal League. Fairbairn, who tied for the league lead in hits, with 33, was nearly 20 points ahead of teammate Scotty Lister. Al Scott of Begbie, Carter and White was the leader in runs, with 25, while Reggie Yasui of the Asahis was best with 19 steals.

AVE : Fairbairn VSJ - .363 
RUNS : Scott VBG - 25
HITS : Fairbairn VSJ, Scott VBG - 33
SBs : Yasui VAS - 19
VANCOUVER TERMINAL LEAGUE GP AB R H TB 2B 3B HR SB RBI PCT Faulkner VBG 11 27 3 11 14 1 .407 Fairbairn Lefty VSJ 29 91 24 33 61 9 .363 Lister W.(Scotty) VSJ 29 84 11 29 44 2 .345 McKissock Jimmy VBG 16 39 12 13 20 16 .333 Robb VMW 5 12 2 4 4 0 .333 Telosky VSJ 5 12 2 4 6 0 .333 Hunter VSJ 17 55 11 18 25 8 .327 Scott Al VBG 30 102 25 33 41 12 .324 Kay W.(Bill) VBG 23 87 13 28 42 4 .322 Stewart Don VBG 26 84 17 27 45 10 .321 Green Tommy VMW 22 75 9 24 37 3 .320 Mitchell A. VMW 25 74 10 23 29 1 .311 Widdows VSJ 23 62 8 18 24 7 .290 Edy Ross VBG 26 76 8 22 27 8 .289 Townsend VSJ 20 42 5 12 14 4 .286 Kay Norm VBG 29 81 16 23 33 1 .284 Watson VBG 6 11 2 3 3 0 .273 Johnstone B. VBG 30 93 12 24 40 4 .258 Syrotuck George VMW 24 74 15 19 28 4 .257 Barnett R. VMW 26 74 11 19 27 5 .257 Thomas VBG 18 47 5 12 14 4 .255 Downie George VBG 16 51 10 13 14 2 .255 Wickett H. VSJ 22 55 8 14 21 3 .255 Cameron J. VSJ 13 32 3 8 11 1 .250 Keeley Roy VSJ 24 72 12 18 21 7 .250 Pearsall Chuck VSJ 12 25 0 6 6 0 .240 Mazelow W.(Bill) VMW 22 67 11 16 25 9 .239 McLellan VMW 7 17 2 4 4 0 .235 Yamamura Ken VAS 27 73 8 17 17 4 .233 Nakamura Ed VAS 6 13 0 3 4 0 .231 Gregson VSJ 10 13 2 3 3 0 .231 Shiraishi Frank VAS 25 57 12 13 16 15 .228 Kitagawa Eddie VAS 21 50 12 11 14 11 .220 Orr Bobby VBG 8 19 2 4 5 1 .211 Sato Mickey VAS 12 40 4 8 11 6 .200 McArthur Hermie VSJ 15 31 2 6 8 4 .194 Yoshinaka VAS 12 32 3 6 6 1 .188 Mizuno VAS 6 11 0 2 2 0 .182 Yasui Reggie VAS 28 78 10 14 14 19 .179 Tanaka Herb VAS 27 84 7 15 19 3 .179 Nakamura Frank VAS 18 45 4 8 12 4 .178 Maikawa Mickey VAS 21 46 7 8 8 5 .174 Warren VMW 25 70 3 12 15 1 .171 Moore E. VSJ 13 48 5 8 12 1 .167 Tanaka George VAS 13 24 2 4 5 1 .167 Pitt VSJ 21 60 6 10 15 1 .167 Pouche VBG 10 20 0 3 3 0 .150 Muir J. VMW 20 47 9 7 7 1 .149 Leach L.(Gummy) VMW 27 47 9 7 7 1 .149 March Bus VMW 11 28 1 4 4 1 .143 McAdam VBG 12 28 3 4 6 0 .143 Condon Fred VMW 11 30 2 4 7 1 .133 Arthur Len VSJ 7 16 3 2 2 1 .125 Suga Ty VAS 24 49 4 5 5 6 .102 Helmer Cec VBG 5 10 1 1 1 0 .100 Kennedy VMW 7 18 0 1 1 0 .056
VAS=Vancouver Asahi, VBG=Vancouver Begbie,Carter&White, VMW=Vancouver Marshall-Wells, 
VSJ=Vancouver Shore's Jewellers
Source : Vancouver Sun, August 28, 1931