In Southern Saskatchewan, in a season filled with conflict and confusion, the Weyburn Beavers, who finished second during the regular season defeated Moose Jaw Elks in the playoff final to capture the league championship.
Elmer Ekdahl (right) of the Beavers was the batting champion for the 1940 season, hitting .460.
Further north, following the demise of the Northern Saskatchewan Baseball League, a revival of the Saskatoon City Baseball League transpired during the spring of 1940. The newly-formed loop consisted of four member teams -- A.C.T. (also known as the Travellers, Hilltops, Northern Distributors, and Tigers. Max Bentley (left) of the Hilltops, was among the stars.
One of the big tourneys was the Saskatoon Exhibition Tournament, a week-long event, won in 1940 by Lanigan.
On Sunday, June 16th, little Roy Izumi, who played on two different teams, had quite the day in BC ball. In a morning game, Izumi pitched his Chamainus Nippons to a victory in the Mid-Island Japanese League. Then, at his usual keystone sack, he suited up for the Duncan Cubs in a double-header against Nanaimo. All he did was crack a bases-loaded triple to lift the Cubs to a win in the first game, then he went five-for-five with a bases-loaded double in the second while keying a pair of double plays among his achievements in the field.