1931 Stats

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, 114, 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  SH  SB   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  W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  BB  SO    ERA
   Hogg Dave RRF                   7              25           3  24   0.00
   Sneddon Bill RRF                4              33          14  25   1.09
   Clayton Dave MLS                2               8           3   4   1.13
   White Elmer MLS                 4              34           2  53   1.32
   Pennington Wilf MJ             16             120          18 139   1.73
   Dominas Pete RBA                4              29           9  19   2.17
   Swainson Swainey RBA            7              51          16  50   2.29
   Milne Jimmy RSH                 8              27          19  18   2.67
   Elwood Chuck RBA                4              35          23  42   2.83
   Schwindt Harold MLS             5              36          14  18   3.25
   Shave Lefty RRF                 4              27          13  24   3.33
   White Floyd MLS                14             124          26 115   3.41
   Fritz Alvin RRF                 5              33           8  38   3.55
   Hamilton Hugh RSH               6              30          17  13   3.90
   Bennett Amadee RRF              6              26           8  17   4.15
   Craddick RSH                    5              29          15  14   4.97
   Stirrett RSH                    2               8           4   8   9.00
   Wolver RSH                      3              15          11  21   9.00
   Haigh George MJ                 4              27           1  15   5.67
   Gustafson C. RRF                3              12           6  15   9.00
   Ardell RBA                      2              13           3  10   6.92
   Ferguson Mac RSH                2               4           2   5   9.00
   Longmore Eddie MJ               2               4           3   2   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  SH  SB   PCT
   Craig Nick VFM                   5  16   5   7   7           0   0   0  .438
   Scott Dave VAR                   6  17   2   7   7           0   0   0  .412
   Hall Coleman VAC                33 109  21  38  63           4   0   2  .349
   Miron Charlie VFM               41 148  21  51  65           2   3   6  .345
   Staggs Pete VAR                 38 134  22  44  75           5   0  13  .328
   Henry Ed VAC                    35 113  15  34  42           0   4   3  .301
   Robertson Graham VAR            36 128  14  38  53           0   5   4  .297
   Purmal Bunny VAC                39 140  21  41  47           0   1   3  .293
   Cranstoun Jack VAR              30 107  13  31  36           0   4   4  .290
   Lewis Earl BCT                  41 146  11  42  57           0   1   2  .288
   Cole Jack VAC                   32 112  17  32  43           1   5   4  .286
   Cross Norman(Abe) BCT           40 136  26  38  56           0   5   9  .279
   Puder Hal VAC                   15  43   6  12  16           0   1   0  .279
   Cranstoun Merrick VAR           31  95  14  26  36           1   2   0  .274
   Whyte Syd VAR                    6  11   2   3   3           0   0   0  .273
   Richardson Harry VFM            33  97   9  26  32           1   2   0  .268
   Nelson Ned VAC                  15  56  10  15  25           1   2   6  .268
   Trasolini Norm VFM              40 140  13  37  56           2   4   5  .264
   Campbell Lorne VAR              43 153  26  40  46           0  10   2  .261
   Jacobson Chuck BCT              17  50  14  13  21           0   1   2  .260
   Stevenson Charlie VFM           41 156  17  40  49           0   5   5  .256
   Yamamura Roy VAR                15  55  10  14  17           0   2   1  .255
   Miller Arne VFM                 39 136  23  34  60           4   3   7  .250
   Holden Larry VFM                32 114  15  28  36           0   3   1  .246
   Morse Art VAC                   27  86   9  21  27           0   1   4  .244
   Heaman Bob BCT                  24  78  14  19  23           0   4   4  .244
   Kasmer Johnny BCT               17  54   6  13  14           0   0   1  .241
   Spicer Ralph BCT                34 104  11  25  32           0   0   1  .240
   McIntyre Bruce VAC              37 129  26  31  41           2   0   9  .240
   Nessman Johnny VAR              44 146  23  34  36           0   6   7  .233
   Scott Al BCT                    40 129  12  30  33           0   4   4  .233
   Keplinger  VAR                  14  43   5  10  10           0   0   3  .233
   Esplen Babe BCT                 13  22   1   5   5           0   1   0  .227
   Bean Bart VFM                   39 119  21  27  35           1   6   1  .227
   Watters Jimmy VFM               32 137  15  31  41           1   1   5  .226
   Lewis Ollie BCT                 27  84   9  19  21           0   6   2  .226
   Johnston Dave(Babs) VAR         23  64   6  14  17           0   4   0  .219
   Worley Pat BCT                  30 110  19  24  25           0   4   7  .218
   Ray Frank VFM                   22  56   8  12  14           0   2   0  .214
   Kaye Lefty VFM                  15  34   4   7  10           1   1   0  .206
   Dailey Joe VAC                  37 109  13  22  27           1   4   2  .202
   Freshfield Dean BCT             25  71   9  14  17           0   0   1  .197
   Cameron Rod BCT                 31  93   9  18  23           0   4   0  .194
   Clark Ted VAC                   21  62   4  12  14           0   2   0  .194
   Barnes Roy VAR                  40 120   8  23  27           0   2   3  .192
   Sherman Jack VAC                35 122  13  23  26           0   5   7  .189
   McLean Cy BCT                   12  27   2   5   6           0   0   1  .185
   Gray Dave VAR                   24  65   6  12  12           0   0   0  .185
   Morrow Ross BCT                 17  39   5   7   8           0   0   1  .179
   Straight Harold(Hal) VAC        22  51   7   8  11           0   2   0  .157
   Weaver Don BCT                  22  53   0   8  10           0   2   0  .151
   Condon Jimmy VAR                19  66   2   9  16           0   1   2  .136
   Goodall Norm VFM                26  77   4   9  11           0   3   2  .117
   Kulai Dan VFM                    5  11   0   1   1           0   0   0  .091
   McDonald  VFM                    4  13   0   1   2           0   0   0  .077
   Sikora George VFM                7  13   0   1   1           0   0   0  .077
   Richardson Bill VAR             25  66   3   5   7           0   3   0  .076
   Geoghegan Norman(Tiny) VFM       6   8   0   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  SH  SB   PCT
   Faulkner VBG                    11  27   3  11  14               0   1  .407
   Fairbairn Lefty VSJ             29  91  24  33  61               1   9  .363
   Lister W.(Scotty) VSJ           29  84  11  29  44               0   2  .345
   McKissock Jimmy VBG             16  39  12  13  20               0  16  .333
   Robb VMW                         5  12   2   4   4               0   0  .333
   Telosky VSJ                      5  12   2   4   6               0   0  .333
   Hunter VSJ                      17  55  11  18  25               0   8  .327
   Scott Al VBG                    30 102  25  33  41               3  12  .324
   Kay W.(Bill) VBG                23  87  13  28  42               0   4  .322
   Stewart Don VBG                 26  84  17  27  45               3  10  .321
   Green Tommy VMW                 22  75   9  24  37               0   3  .320
   Mitchell A. VMW                 25  74  10  23  29               0   1  .311
   Widdows VSJ                     23  62   8  18  24               1   7  .290
   Edy Ross VBG                    26  76   8  22  27               0   8  .289
   Townsend VSJ                    20  42   5  12  14               2   4  .286
   Kay Norm VBG                    29  81  16  23  33               2   1  .284
   Watson VBG                       6  11   2   3   3               0   0  .273
   Johnstone B. VBG                30  93  12  24  40               2   4  .258
   Syrotuck George VMW             24  74  15  19  28               2   4  .257
   Barnett R. VMW                  26  74  11  19  27               1   5  .257
   Thomas VBG                      18  47   5  12  14               2   4  .255
   Downie George VBG               16  51  10  13  14               1   2  .255
   Wickett H. VSJ                  22  55   8  14  21               3   3  .255
   Cameron J. VSJ                  13  32   3   8  11               2   1  .250
   Keeley Roy VSJ                  24  72  12  18  21               4   7  .250
   Pearsall Chuck VSJ              12  25   0   6   6               1   0  .240
   Mazelow W.(Bill) VMW            22  67  11  16  25               1   9  .239
   McLellan VMW                     7  17   2   4   4               0   0  .235
   Yamamura Ken VAS                27  73   8  17  17               9   4  .233
   Nakamura Ed VAS                  6  13   0   3   4               1   0  .231
   Gregson VSJ                     10  13   2   3   3               0   0  .231
   Shiraishi Frank VAS             25  57  12  13  16               9  15  .228
   Kitagawa Eddie VAS              21  50  12  11  14               3  11  .220
   Orr Bobby VBG                    8  19   2   4   5               2   1  .211
   Sato Mickey VAS                 12  40   4   8  11               0   6  .200
   McArthur Hermie VSJ             15  31   2   6   8               0   4  .194
   Yoshinaka VAS                   12  32   3   6   6               3   1  .188
   Mizuno VAS                       6  11   0   2   2               2   0  .182
   Yasui Reggie VAS                28  78  10  14  14               6  19  .179
   Tanaka Herb VAS                 27  84   7  15  19               3   3  .179
   Nakamura Frank VAS              18  45   4   8  12               2   4  .178
   Maikawa  Mickey VAS             21  46   7   8   8               1   5  .174
   Warren VMW                      25  70   3  12  15               2   1  .171
   Moore E. VSJ                    13  48   5   8  12               4   1  .167
   Tanaka George VAS               13  24   2   4   5               2   1  .167
   Pitt VSJ                        21  60   6  10  15               0   1  .167
   Pouche VBG                      10  20   0   3   3               0   0  .150
   Muir J. VMW                     20  47   9   7   7               2   1  .149
   Leach L.(Gummy) VMW             27  47   9   7   7               2   1  .149
   March Bus VMW                   11  28   1   4   4               0   1  .143
   McAdam VBG                      12  28   3   4   6               1   0  .143
   Condon Fred VMW                 11  30   2   4   7               0   1  .133
   Arthur Len VSJ                   7  16   3   2   2               0   1  .125
   Suga Ty VAS                     24  49   4   5   5               5   6  .102
   Helmer Cec VBG                   5  10   1   1   1               0   0  .100
   Kennedy VMW                      7  18   0   1   1               0   0  .056
   VAS=Vancouver Asahi, VBG=Vancouver Begbie,Carter&White, VMW=Vancouver Marshall-Wells, 
VSJ=Vancouver Shores' Jewelers
   Source : Vancouver Sun, August 28, 1931