Western Canada Baseball 1939
1939 Rosters 
1939 Stats  
1939 Tournaments / Exhibitions    
1939 Newark Eagles
       
SASKATCHEWAN
SOUTHERN LEAGUE
Moose Jaw Canucks
7
4
Liberty Eagles
6
4
0.5
Notre Dame Hounds
5
4
1.0
Regina Army & Navy
1
7
4.5
1939 Game Reports   
1939 Photo Gallery    
1939 Notre Dame

NORTHERN LEAGUE
Saskatoon Lions
13
1
Prince Albert Bohemians
10
6
4.0
Aberdeen
4
8
8
Bruno
2
14
12
1939 Game Reports 
1939 Photo Gallery  
1939 Snapshots 
1939 Saskatoon Lions   
       
BORDER LEAGUE
Bowbells ND, Bromhead ND, Columbus ND, Crosby ND, Estevan Maple Leafs, Lignite ND, McGregor ND, Noonan ND, Weyburn Beavers
       
WHITEMUD LEAGUE
Climax, Frontier, Shaunavon, Val Marie
       
NORTHEASTERN SASKATCHEWAN 
Buchanan, Canora, Hyas, Pelly, Preeceville, Sturgis
1939 Saskatchewan Game Reports 
1939 Saskatchewan Photo Gallery
1939 Notre Dame Hounds 
       
ALBERTA
CENTRAL ALBERTA LEAGUE

Clive, Delburne, Donalda, Erskine, Mirror, Stettler Elks
1939 Alberta Game Reports 
       
MANITOBA      
WINNIPEG & DISTRICT SENIOR LEAGUE 
CUAC Blues, Morse Place, Selkirk Fishermen, St. Boniface Native Sons, Transcona Railroaders, Wesley Bees (Transcona won the league championship)
1939 Transcona Railroaders   
1939 Winnipeg Maroons 
       
BRITISH COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER CITY LEAGUE

Angelus, Diethers, Lowneys, Shores,
       
BURRARD LEAGUE 
Asahi, Merritt-Gordon, Patricia Hotel , Western Monarchs
       
CHEMAINUS LEAGUE 
Duncan Cubs, Chemainus Green Lantern Hotel, Chemainus Longshoremen, Chemainus Nippons,
       
UPPER ISLAND LEAGUE
Courtenay, Nanaimo, Port Alberni Kingsways, Port Alberni Waterfronts
       
WEST KOOTENAY LEAGUE
Nelson, Rossland, Salmo, Trail
       
CROW'S NEST PASS LEAGUE 
Blairmore Columbus Club Cardinals, Coleman Pucksters, Elk Valley Senators, Fernie, Hillcrest Miners, Natal-Michel Buffaloes
       
1939 Vancouver Game Reports     
1939 BC Interior Game Reports
    
1939 VCR Island Game Reports     
1939 BC Photo Gallery 
    
1939 BC Snapshots       
       
       

 

 

Alberta Senior Baseball

Neither Calgary nor Edmonton had any senior amateur baseball clubs nor city leagues operating during the summer of 1939. Within rural areas, particularly in the southern and central portions of the province, baseball seemed to have maintained its strong appeal but, in northern Alberta, a lack of interest prevailed and diamonds, in many areas that had previously seen a plethora of activity, remained idle.

It appears that interest had waned so much in Edmonton and other northern environs that not even a single team from that half of the province applied to the AABA to enter the Alberta senior baseball playdowns, leaving the field open exclusively to the southern representatives.

Manitoba Senior Baseball, Winnipeg & District Senior League

The defending champion and pennant winning Transcona Railroaders swept CUAC Blues in four straight games in the best-of-seven final in the playoffs.

Transcona had earlier disposed of Morse Place in three straight games in a best-of-five semi-final while the Canadian Ukranian Club edged St. Boniface Native Sons three games to two.

Names?  A story in the Chilliwack Progress of May 3rd, 1939, provided a hint of the difficulty in tracking down first names of the players of the era.

Dean Ballam, former problem pitcher of the Cherries, cracked into the new semi-pro league in Vancouver with a smashing slab performance Monday night, when he limited Angelus Hotel to one run, two hits . . . he struck out three and walked six in five innings  . . . the sportswriters did their best with Dean's name  . . . he was originally Aberdeen, you know, then developed into "Crab" and "Hab" and according to Jimmy Coleman in Tuesday's Province it is now Paul  . . . the news story alongside says the first name is Frank . . . it's enough to drive a man to drink.