Western Canada Baseball 1943
1943 Rosters   
1943 Statistics
1943 Tournaments/Exhibitions

     
SASKATCHEWAN
REGINA CITY LEAGUE
     
Notre Dame Hounds
11
7
Regina Army
10
8
1.0
Regina Red Sox
9
9
2.0
Regina Commandos
6
12
5.0
       
PRINCE ALBERT CITY LEAGUE
M & C Repair
13
3
Army
9
4
2.5
Bohemians
8
6
4.0
Penitentiary
2
10
9.0
RCAF
3
12
9.5
       
SASKATOON CITY LEAGUE
No.4 SFTS
7
3
Cubs
6
5
1.5
No.7 ITS
4
5
2.5
Aeronauts
2
6
4.0
       
1943 SK Game Reports 
1943 SK Photo Gallery 
1943 SK Snapshots 
1940s-1950s Notre Dame Hounds
       
ALBERTA
FOOTHILLS LEAGUE 

A – 16 / No. 3 Service Training Flying School (Currie), HMCS Tecumseh/United Service (Navy), No. 10 Repair Depot Fixers, Ogden Munitions, Rolling Mills, Shepard RCAF Training School
1943 Alberta Game Reports 
       
GREATER WINNIPEG SENIIOR LEAGUE
CUAC Blues, Norwood, St.Boniface Native Sons, Transcona
       
MANITOBA INTERSERVICES LEAGUE
Army, HMCS Chippawa, RCAF, US Army
       
WAR INDUSTRIES SPORTS ASSN. LEAGUE 
Mid-West Aircraft, S & S Aircraft, Standard Aero Engine Works, Western Steel
1943 Game Reports 
1943 Snapshots 
1943 Photo Gallery 
1943 Transcona
1943 CUAC Blues 
1943 RCAF 
1943 HMCS Chippawa (Navy)   
       
BRITISH COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER LEAGUE 

Army, Bellingham, NorVans, St. Regis, Wallaces,
       
VICTORIA SENIOR AMATEUR LEAGUE 
Army, Eagles, Navy, RCAF, VMD (Victoria Machinery Depot)
       
COMOX VALLEY
Artillery (R.C.A.), Engineers (R.C.E.), Nanaimo Bombers (civilian), Ordnance (R.C.O.C.), Rangers (R.M.R.), Scottish (C.S.R.) 
       
PRINCE GEORGE ARMY LEAGUE
Fusiliers, Ranges, Rifles
1943 VCR/Lower Mainland Game Reports   
1943 BC Interior Game Reports    
1943 Vancouver Island Game Reports    
1943 BC Photo Gallery 
   
1943 BC Snapshots   
       
       

 

 

Right-hander Mike Purcello couldn't catch a break during the regular season in the Regina City League as he was on the losing side in all four games he pitched for the Regina Commandos.  But, the playoffs were a whole different story. 

Purcello, hurling for the Regina Red Sox, was the winner in one of the semi-final games, then fired three complete game victories as the Sox took the final series and the league championship three games to one.

Four military teams (the Tech Aeronauts, No. 4 Service Flying Training School, No. 7 Initial Training School and No. 12 Vocational Training School) plus the Cubs, the only civilian team in the circuit, began the 1943 season as members of the Saskatoon City Baseball League. Early in the campaign, however, it became evident that the No. 12 Vocational Training School squad was lacking in experienced players and was overmatched on the diamond.  To maintain competitive balance, it was decided to drop them from the loop and finish the season with four teams.

The highlight of the regular season was the eight-inning no-hit shutout turned in by pitcher Doug Betts of the No. & I.T.S. team.  

The 1943 Prince Albert City League maintained its stability as five teams again entered the pennant chase. An R.C.A.F. team, the No. 6 Emergency Flying Training School, replaced the Air Observers School of a year previous.


Lt. Robert EmersonThe first known fatality of a former Southern League player in the European conflict occurred during the off-season. Army Lieutenant Robert "Bob" C. Emerson, a first baseman for a number of seasons with the Moose Jaw Athletics (1936), Moose Jaw Canucks (1939) and Moose Jaw Elks (1941) was killed in action on December 23, 1943.

Bob's younger brother, Bill, was also a member of several of the Moose Jaw Southern League teams and played right up until 1950.