1939 Statistics 

BURRARD BASEBALL LEAGUE

Kaz Suga, who tied for the Asahi team lead in 1938, was the runaway team leader in 1939 finishing with a batting average of .467 in 42 games.  He also topped the team in runs, 49, hits, 63, home runs, 3, doubles, 15, and stolen bases, 58.  Koei Mitsui was second, hitting .364, and led with 27 runs batted in.

   BURRARD BASEBALL LEAGUE         GP  AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
   (Only Asahis available)
   Suga Kaz VAS                    42 135  49  63  15   0   3  58  22  .467
   Mitsui Koei VAS                 43 129  25  47  13   1   1  13  27  .364
   Uno Yuki VAS                    43 143  36  44   4   2   0   9  25  .308
   Masuda Mousie VAS               39 126  31  38   3   0   0  15  13  .302
   Nakamura Ed VAS                 29  81   7  22   5   3   1   5  15  .272
   Nishihara Nag VAS               27  82  16  21   6   0   0  15  10  .256
   Maruno Mike VAS                 37 102  13  26   7   1   0  22  18  .255
   Shishido George VAS             42 121  23  30   5   2   0  28  16  .248
   Yamamura Roy VAS                40  98  40  23   6   1   0  51  10  .235
   Shiraishi Frank VAS             40 126  20  24   5   0   2  31  15  .190
   Kaminishi Kaye VAS               4  10   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  .100
   Fukui Joe VAS                    4  12   1   1   0   0   0   1   0  .083
   Sawayama Tom VAS                 3   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  .000
   Tanaka Herb VAS                  1   3   0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Source :  Asahi : A Legend in Baseball, Pat Adachi & The New Canadian, September 15, 1939
   BURRARD BASEBALL LEAGUE        W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  BB  SO    ERA
   (Only Asahis available)
   Shiraishi Frank VAS             2  0 1.000  23   9       9  10
   Maruno Mike VAS                 9  2  .818  70  34      21  48
   Nishihara Nag VAS              10  4  .714 106  37      41  78
   Suga Kaz VAS                    9  4  .692  85  59      31  86
   Sawayama Tommy VAS              2  1  .667  21  12      11  14
   Source :  The New Canadian, September 15, 1939
 

COMOX VALLEY TWILIGHT LEAGUE   

Pitcher-Outfielder Henry Watson of the Cumberland Cubs captured the batting title in the Comox Valley Twilight League. Watson nosed out teammate Ty Conti, .455 to .444. J.McKenzie of Courtenay Native Sons finished third, at .438 with John Bannerman of the Cubs at .429 and Bill Marshall of Union Bay rounding out the top five at .424.

Watson also led in runs, with 16, and triples, 3. Lyle McKenzie of Courtenay, who was right behind Marshall, with a .418 average, topped the league in hits, 23, doubles, 6, and total bases, 34.


AVE : Watson CUC - .455 
RUNS : Watson, CUC - 16
HITS : McKenzie Lyle CNY - 23
2B : McKenzie Lyle CNY - 6
3B : Watson CUC - 3
HR : Four with - 2
TB : McKenzie Lyle CNY - 34
   COMOX VALLEY TWILIGHT LEAGUE    GP  AB   R   H  TB  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
   Bono Vic CUC                     5  10   2   5   6   1   0   0          .500
   Fujimoto M. ROY                  5  13   4   6   7   1   0   0          .462
   Watson Henry CUC                10  33  16  15  22   1   3   0          .455
   Conti Ty CUC                    15  45  15  20  29   4   1   1          .444
   McKenzie J. CNY                  9  32   8  14  16   2   0   0          .438
   Bannerman John CUC              13  49  13  21  24   1   1   0          .429
   Marshall W.(Bill) UB            12  33   9  14  16   2   0   0          .424
   McKenzie Lyle CNY               14  55  12  23  34   6   1   1          .418  (1)
   James UB                         4  10   3   4   5   1   0   0          .400
   Stevenson C. FB                  8  28   3  11  11   0   0   0          .393
   Kiyonaga ROY                    14  46   9  17  29   2   2   2          .370
   Aitken UB                        5  14   4   5   6   1   0   0          .357
   Kiyono Shig ROY                 13  49   9  17  30   5   1   2          .347  (1)
   Thomson Wally CNY               16  64  15  22  28   4   1   0          .344
   Westfield CUC                   12  41   6  14  16   2   0   0          .341
   Yoshikuni ROY                   14  47   7  16  17   1   0   0          .340
   Doi Fred ROY                    14  57   9  19  24   3   1   0          .333
   Beamish FB                       2   6   1   2   2   0   0   0          .333
   Fujimoto  ROY                   12  37   8  12  14   0   1   0          .324
   Bannerman Leland CUC             9  31   7  10  14   1   0   1          .323
   McKay J. UB                     14  47  12  15  19   4   0   0          .319
   Marshall Don(Smoothie) UB       13  45   9  14  25   3   1   2          .311
   Kumabe ROY                      14  58   9  18  23   3   1   0          .310
   Grieve Loggie CNY               10  30   5   9  12   0   0   1          .300
   Hoffman CUC                      9  30   6   9  11   2   0   0          .300
   Robertson CUC                    5  10   3   3   3   0   0   0          .300
   Yaguchi ROY                     14  51   6  15  15   0   0   0          .294
   McDonald FB                      8  28   4   8  11   0   0   1          .286
   Stevenson E. FB                 10  35   5  10  10   0   0   0          .286
   Lidwigson CNY                   10  21   2   6   6   0   0   0          .286
   Lairie FB                        2   7   2   2   2   0   0   0          .286
   Mosher R. FB                    10  32   4   9   9   0   0   0          .281
   Rickson Bob CNY                 16  61  10  17  19   2   0   0          .279
   McKenzie H. CNY                 14  47   7  13  14   1   0   0          .277  (1)
   Magnone Gump UB                 13  44   8  12  20   3   1   1          .273
   Bono Pete CUC                   10  33   6   9  10   1   0   0          .273
   Yano ROY                         6  11   2   3   4   1   0   0          .273
   McKay W. UB                     15  53   8  14  24   3   2   1          .264
   Bell CNY                        15  53  12  14  20   2   2   0          .264
   McCartney UB                    12  35   4   9  11   2   0   0          .257
   Bobba Chut CUC                  10  32   6   8  10   2   0   0          .250
   Tobacco Timmy CUC                8  20   2   5   5   0   0   0          .250
   Anderton CNY                    15  41   9  10  10   0   0   0          .244
   Richardson UB                    5  17   2   4   6   0   1   0          .235
   Ogaki FB                         9  34   3   8   9   1   0   0          .235
   Iwasa ROY                       13  43   7  10  11   1   0   0          .233
   Braes CNY                       16  52   6  12  19   2   1   1          .231
   Carmichael FB                    7  22   7   5   8   0   0   1          .227
   Glover UB                        7  22   3   5   5   0   0   0          .227
   Marshall Dunc. UB               15  54   8  12  24   2   2   2          .222
   Cliff FB                         7  28   4   6   8   2   0   0          .214
   Lidgate FB                       4  14   0   3   4   1   0   0          .214
   Davis UB                         6  14   5   3   3   0   0   0          .214
   Harvie #2 CUC                    2   5   1   1   2   1   0   0          .200
   Hunden CUC                      10  26   2   5   7   0   1   0          .192
   McKay T. UB                      8  27   0   5   7   2   0   0          .185
   Everett CNY                      7  27   4   5   5   0   0   0          .185
   Croix FB                         4  11   0   2   2   0   0   0          .182
   Kierstead FB                    10  39   6   7   8   1   0   0          .179
   Auchinvole Sandy UB              8  17   2   3   3   0   0   0          .176
   Chilton UB                       5   8   0   1   1   0   0   0          .125
   Kimoto K.(Lefty) ROY            12  33   3   4   4   0   0   0          .121
   Bates Chalky CUC                 5  17   1   2   3   1   0   0          .118
   Sora FB                         12  35   1   4   5   1   0   0          .114
   Harvie #1 CUC                    6  21   3   2   2   0   0   0          .095
   McLennan FB                      4  11   1   1   1   0   0   0          .091
   Combs J.(Bud) CUC               10  24   2   2   3   1   0   0          .083
   Ferriman FB                      9  24   3   1   1   0   0   0          .042
   Creach FB                        2   8   0   0   0   0   0   0          .000
   (1) The published averages shown for the published at bats & hits were out on a few
   occasions - Lyle McKenzie was shown at .400, Kiyono at .361, H. McKenzie at .262
   Source :  Comox District Free Press, August 31, 1939
   CNY=Courtenay, CUC=Cumberland Cubs, FB=Fanny Bay, ROY=Royston, UB=Union Bay