1943 Statistics

VICTORIA BASEBALL ASSOCIATION :

Ian Lowe, the hard-hitting shortstop for the Victoria Machinery Depot, captured the Victoria batting crown for the second straight year, compiling a .443 average in 24 games to top Lorne Dietrick of the Navy, who finished with a .424 mark. Nick Metz of Army was third, at .415. Lowe was tops in home runs, with 8. Charlie Restell, the fleet centre fielder of VMD, was best with 22 stolen bases, topping Gil Bruce of the Navy, with 19, and Laurel Harney, the playing coach of the shipbuilders, with 18.


Average : Lowe VMD - .443
Home Runs : Lowe VMD - 8
Stolen Bases : Restell VMD - 22

   VICTORIA BASEBALL ASSOCIATION   GP  AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
   Lowe Ian VMD                    24  97  33  43           8          .443
   Dietrick Lorne VIN              22  85  26  36                      .424
   Metz Nick VIA                   19  82  20  34                      .415
   Parent Bernard VIF              22  90  30  37                      .411
   Bruce Gil VIN                   21  90  18  37                      .411
   Travis Joe VIE                   5  20   1   7                      .350
   Work Babe VMD                   24 106  29  37                      .349
   Hodges Clint VIE                22  81  14  28                      .346
   Prior Bill VIA                  17  32   8  11                      .344
   Menard VIN                      17  56  17  19                      .339
   Walker Jack VIN                 19  74  19  25                      .338
   Patterson Reg VMD               24 107  27  36                      .336
   Clarkson Reg VIE                20  71  22  23                      .324
   Casey Ray VIA                   23  93  14  30                      .323
   Peden Doug VIA                  24  85  30  27                      .318
   VanHatten Ken VIN               14  52  11  16                      .308
   Stratton Jack VIE               24 104  13  32                      .308
   McDonald VIF                     8  20   0   6                      .300

VANCOUVER SENIOR LEAGUE

Casey Jones, the portly first sacker of the Norvans captured the battling title in the 1943 edition of the Vancouver Senior League.  Jones finished the season with an outstanding .431 mark and also topped the circuit in hits, runs and total bases.  Frank Ambler of the Army came in with a better average than Jones but didn't play enough to qualify for the title. Ted Walker of St. Regis was the runner-up at .374 and Vern Kendrick of the Norvans was third.  Catcher Ed Henry of Wallaces garnered the most stolen bases, 9.

George Boston of the Norvans and Bob Luckett of Bellingham split the pitching laurels, Luckett won the most games, 8, but Boston had the best winning percentage posting five wins and just one loss.

AVE : Jones VNV - .431
RUNS : Jones VNV - 31
HITS : Jones VNB - 44
HOME RUNS : D.Zender BEL - 7
TOTAL BASES : Jones VNV - 68
STOLEN BASES : Henry VCW - 9

   VANCOUVER SENIOR LEAGUE         GP  AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
   Ambler Frank  VCA                   57  12  29   4   0   0   2      .509
   Jones Casey VNV                    102  31  44   7   1   5   6      .431
   Condon Jimmy VSR                    21   3   9   0   0   0   0      .429
   Carpenter John VCW                  34   6  14   0   0   0   1      .412
   Bishop BEL                          24   3   9   3   1   0   1      .375
   Walker Ted VSR                      99  23  37   1   1   2   3      .374
   Kendrick Vern VNV                  102  20  37   5   1   0   2      .363
   McCarthy Joe VCA                    98  16  35   4   1   0   3      .357
   Hall Coley VSR                      71   9  25   6   1   0   0      .352
   Smith George VCW                    58  11  20   5   0   0   5      .345
   Holden Eddie VCA                    80  11  27   2   1   1   2      .338
   Henry Ed VCW                        86  17  27   3   0   0   9      .314
   Marshall Don VCW                    61   7  19   0   0   0   0      .311
   Gibb Les VCW                        45   9  14   1   1   0   1      .311
   Fisher Jack VNV                     30   2   9   0   0   0   0      .300
   Moser George VSR                    47  10  14   3   0   0   3      .298
   Boston George VNV                   37   2  11   0   0   0   0      .297
   Hall Tick VNV                      115  19  34   3   0   0   0      .296
   Edy Ross VCW                        88  11  26   5   0   1   4      .295
   Robertson Jim VNV                   44  10  13   2   0   1   2      .295
   Simpson Dave VSR                    65   7  19   1   0   1   0      .292
   Stong Ralph VSR                     84  14  24   5   0   3   1      .286
   Gibson Bert VSR                     70  11  20   2   0   0   0      .286
   Hofeditz Ty BEL                     88  25  25   3   2   5   2      .284
   Waxstein Sam VCW                    71   8  20   3   0   0   3      .282
   Winders BEL                         32   8   9   4   0   0   2      .281
   Biggan Jimmy VNV                    89  15  25   4   0   0   4      .281
   Luckett Bob BEL                     36   2  10   1   0   0   2      .278
   McNaughton Jud VNV                 102  14  28   5   2   2   0      .275
   Thirst Bruce VCW                    97  13  26   2   0   0   3      .268
   Bentley Dick VNV                    77   1  20   1   0   0   0      .260
   Mann Bert VNV                       36   7   9   2   0   0   0      .250
   Zender Dick BEL                    100  13  24   1   0   7   0      .240
   Zender Bernie BEL                  100  17  24   4   0   3   3      .240
   Padovan Andy BEL                    88  11  21   3   0   0   5      .239
   Noble Rupe VSR                      71   5  16   3   0   0   0      .225
   Henderson Sandy VCW                 68  17  15   0   0   0   2      .221
   Petrunia George VNV                 89  14  19   0   0   0   5      .213
   Brown Roy VSR                       29   8   6   0   0   1   0      .207
   Laycock Stan VSR                    39   8   8   1   0   0   0      .205
   BEL=Bellingham, VCA=Vancouver Army, VCW=Vancouver Wallaces, VSR=Vancouver St.Regis, 
VNV=Vancouver Norvans
   Source : Vancouver Sun, September 14, 1943
 
   VANCOUVER SENIOR LEAGUE         W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  BB  SO    ERA
   Boston George VNV               5  1  .833
   Luckett Bob BEL                 8  3  .727
   McGhie Jim BEL                  5  2  .714
   Holden Danny VSR                7  5  .583
   Robertson Sandy VSR             6  5  .545
   Carpenter John VCW              6  5  .545