Western Canada Baseball 1940
1940 Rosters 
1940 Statistics
1940 Exhibitions / Tournaments
1940 Game Reports 

     
SASKATCHEWAN
SOUTHERN LEAGUE
     
Liberty Eagles
13
7
Weyburn Beavers
12
8
1.0
Moose Jaw Elks
8
11
4.5
Regina Red Sox
9
15
6.0
1940 Game Reports  
1940 Photo Gallery   
       
SASKATOON CITY LEAGUE
Tigers
8
2
A.C.T.
6
4
2.0
Northern Distributors
5
6
3.5
Hilltops
2
9
6.5
1940 Game Reports   
1940 Photo Gallery 
1940 Wilcox 
1940s-1950s Notre Dame Hounds
       
ALBERTA
CENTRAL ALBERTA LEAGUE

Edmonton Arrows, Edmonton Dodgers, Ponoka Stampeders, Wetaskiwin Mustangs
       
CROW'S NEST PASS LEAGUE
Blairmore Columbus Cardinals, Coleman Pucksters, Fernie, Michel-Natal Buffaloes
       
SOUTHERN ALBERTA JUNIOR LEAGUE
Lethbridge, Magrath, New Dayton, Raymond, Spring Coulee, Stirling
       
MANITOBA      
GREATER WINNIPEG SENIOR LEAGUE
CUAC Blues, Morse Place, Norwood, Selkirk Fishermen, St.Boniface Native Sons, Transcona Railroaders
1940 Game Reports 
1940 Photo Gallery 
1940 Snapshots 
       
BRITISH COLUMBIA
BURRARD LEAGUE (VANCOUVER)

Asahi, Patricias, Sacred Heart, Westerns
       
TWILIGHT LEAGUE (VANCOUVER) 
CYO, Diethers, Vancouver Athletics
       
DEWDNEY LEAGUE
Fraser Mills, Haney
       
VICTORIA SENIOR LEAGUE
Eagles, Navy, Pitzer & Nex, Tillicum Athletics
       
CHEMAINUS-MID ISLAND LEAGUE
Chemainus Green Lanterns, Chemainus Longshoremen, Duncan Cubs, Nanaimo
       
MID-ISLAND JAPANESE LEAGUE
Chemainus Nippons, Hillcrest Giants, Hillcrest Rangers, Mayo Athletics
       
COMOX VALLEY TWILIGHT LEAGUE
Bevan Tigers, Coutenay Native Sons, Cumberland Cubs, Royston Lumbermen, Union Bay
       
OKANOGAN VALLEY LEAGUE 
Brewster, Nespelem, Okanogan, Omak, Penticton, Winthrop
1940 Game Reports Vancouver 
1940 Game Reports Interior
   
1940 Game Reports VCR Island   
1940 BC Snapshots 
1940 BC Photo Gallery  
1940-41 Vernon      
1940 Vancouver Asahi   
1940s Japanese Farmers   
       
       

 

        

Elmer EkdahlIn 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.