1944 Statistics

FOOTHILLS LEAGUE  :

Lashing out a hit for every two turns at bat, Max Bentley, Currie shortstop, wound up with a spectacular .500 batting average to lead the 1944 Foothills Senior Baseball League in hitting. Bill Hansen of the No. 3 Fliers was second with a .410 average. Hansen’s 32 base hits topped the circuit while teammate Mitch Pechet scored the most runs, 33.

Right-hander John Carpenter of the Fliers topped the hurlers with a perfect 7-0 record, a tad better than teammate Jack Stover who finished with seven wins and one loss.




   FOOTHILLS BASEBALL LEAGUE     GP  PA  AB  R   H  TB 2B 3B HR SHSB CS BB  SO HB RBI   PCT
   Bentley Max, Army             15      62 21  31                                     .500
   Hansen Bill, Fliers           19      78 17  32                                     .410
   Wilder Archie, Fliers         17      66 23  27                                     .409
   Pechet Morey, Fliers          14      55 10  22                                     .400
   Pechet Mitch, Fliers          18      73 33  28                                     .384
   McFadyen, Shepard             18      74 19  27                                     .365
   Fernuik Walt, Shepard         19      80 16  28                                     .350
   Miller Hugh, Navy             14      62 10  21                                     .339
   Gnagy G., Yanks               20      79 19  26                                     .329
   Empey Johnny, Fixers          16      55 12  18                                     .327
   Lewis Art, Bears              17      74 23  24                                     .324
   Willis, Navy                  14      54 11  17                                     .315
   McConnell Jack, Ogden         17      61 10  19                                     .311
   Brown Ian, Shepard            17      59 14  18                                     .305
   Cody Trev, Fixers             14      53 12  16                                     .302
   Ireland, Shepard              19      70 21  21                                     .300
   FOOTHILLS LEAGUE               G GS CG   W  L   PCT   IP  AB   H   R ER HR  BB  SO HB WP   ERA
   Carpenter John, Fliers                   7  0 1.000
   Uffelman Alex, Bears                     2  0 1.000
   Stahl Roy, Bears                         1  0 1.000
   Renauld Rene, Fliers                     1  0 1.000
   Stover Jack, Fliers                      7  1  .875
   Robinson Roy, Bears                      6  1  .857
   Nichol Charlie, Army                     6  2  .750
   Darrah Doug, Fliers                      3  1  .750
   Pylypa Pete, Shepard                     4  2  .667
   Pausche,, Fixers                         2  1  .667
   Silverman Max, Army                      2  1  .667
   Wilson Howie, Fixers                     3  2  .600
   Willis Lefty, Bears                      5  4  .556
   Empey Johnny, Fixers                     5  5  .500
   Richmond Les, Shepard                    2  2  .500
   Neis Bernie, Ogden                       2  2  .500
   White Jim, Shepard                       2  2  .500
   Watson Bart, Navy                        1  1  .500
   Bishop,, Army                            1  1  .500
   Beddome Jim, Ogden                       1  1  .500
   Romano Leo, Yanks                        4  5  .444
   Auger Gene, Yanks                        3  4  .429
   Scott Hec, Army                          2  3  .400
   Slowinski Eddie, Navy                    3  5  .375
   Pencikowski Stan, Yanks                  1  2  .333
   Ornest Leo, Navy                         1  2  .333
   Fernuik Walt, Shepard                    2  5  .286
   Crellin Ab, Navy                         1  4  .200
   Harmon Fred, Ogden                       1  6  .143
   Lewis Charlie, Army                      0  1  .000
   Crellin J., Navy                         0  1  .000
   Kanik,, Navy                             0  1  .000
   Marsch,, Shepard                         0  1  .000
   Summerfeldt,, Shepard                    0  1  .000
   Matheson Bill, Bears                     0  1  .000
   Hawkins Don, Ogden                       0  1  .000
   Buckowicki,, Ogden                       0  1  .000
   Riddell,, Ogden                          0  1  .000
   Walker,, Yanks                           0  1  .000
   Karansky,, Yanks                         0  1  .000
   Prokopy Bill, Ogden                      0  2  .000
   Usselman Johnny, Ogden                   0  3  .000

VICTORIA SENIOR LEAGUE

Navy outfielder Jack Walker is the batting champion of the Victoria Senior League for 1944. The official statistics show Walker finishing with a .474 mark, a runaway winner over teammate Gil Bruce who sported a .370 average. Eddie Sheppard of the Army squad wound up the season with a .405 average, but without at least 50 at bats to qualify for the batting title. Walker took over the lead about midseason from Maurice Duffy of V.M.D.and increased the gap as the season went along.  Gar Taylor, the steady second sacker of the Eagles, finished third, at .359, and Duffy was fourth at .355. Bud Werstine of Army rounded out the top five. Duffy and Bruce tied for the lead in runs scored, each with 22. Walker had the most hits, 37. Charlie Stroulger, the Eagles' shortstop, topped the circuit with 21 runs batted in. Noel Morgan, the speedy V.M.D. centre fielder, captured the base stealing title, pilfering 20 bags. 

Cy Shillito, ace of the V.M.D. staff led the hurlers with a 9-1 record in 11 games, a total of 80 innings. Jimmy Crosato of the Navy was the runner-up with six wins and one loss in eight games.  Shillito and Billy Surphlis of the R.C.A.F. nine, tied for the lead in complete games, each with seven.  Lloyd Cann of the Army racked up the most strikeouts, 48, but teammate Tony Maze came in with 32 in just 28 innings. Cann went 78 innings.

AVE : Walker VIN - .474
RUNS : Duffy VMD, Bruce VIN - 22
HITS : Walker VIN - 37
2B : Stroulger VIE - 9
3B : Duffy VMD, Travis VIE - 3
HR : Patterson VMD, Werstine VIA - 2
RBI : Stroulger VIE - 21
SB : Morgan VMD - 20

   VICTORIA SR. AMATEUR LEAGUE     GP  AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  SB  BB  SO RBI   PCT
   Porter Gordon VIN                1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0           0 1.000
   Lutcher, VIA                     4  15   1   8   0   0   0   0           3  .533
   Merlevede George VIA             2   2   0   1   0   0   0   1           0  .500
   Walker Jack VIN                 19  78  16  37   8   0   0   0          11  .474
   Kouri VIA                        5  21   6   9   1   0   0   0           3  .429
   Shepherd Eddie VIA              10  42  10  17   0   0   1   2           6  .405
   Harris VIE                       5  10   0   4   0   0   0   0           2  .400
   Pawluk Lefty VIN                 7  16   1   6   2   0   0   0           3  .375
   Birk VIF                        13  43   3  16   2   0   0   0           4  .372
   Bruce Gil VIN                   18  73  22  27   3   0   1   9          12  .369 (1)
   Justice Jack VIF                10  39   7  14   2   1   1   5           8  .362 (2)
   Bartko Mickey VIN                8  25   3   9   1   1   0   1           5  .360
   Taylor Gar VIE                  19  78  13  28   3   0   0   9           7  .359
   Duffy Maurice VMD               20  76  22  27   8   3   0   5          11  .355
   Werstine Bud VIA                19  76  21  27   3   2   2   3          16  .355
   Chapman Art VIA                 16  65  17  23   2   0   0   3           6  .354
   Kennedy Sammy VIA               13  57  10  21   5   0   1   2          14  .351 (3)
   Garnet Toad VIE                 21  91  17  31   4   0   0   2          13  .341
   White VIF                        1   3   2   1   0   0   0   0           0  .333
   Levy Jimmy VIE                   1   3   0   1   0   0   0   0           0  .333
   Warshawski Frank VMD             8  12   1   4   0   0   0   0           1  .333
   Morgan Noel VMD                 19  67  17  22   3   1   1  20           6  .328
   Adshead Billy VIF               15  55  10  18   4   1   0   8           9  .327
   Peden Doug VIA                  13  49  13  16   4   1   1   3           9  .327
   Robinson Scotty VMD             18  71   8  23   3   2   0   1           2  .324
   Runge Eddie VIN                  5  19   2   6   3   0   0   1           4  .316
   Rafferty Bill VMD                4  16   4   5   1   0   0   1           4  .313
   Work Babe VMD                   20  75  10  23   1   1   1   3          10  .307
   Musgrave Tommy VMD               7  23   1   7   1   0   0   1           1  .304
   Switch Percy VIF                17  63  17  19   1   2   0   6           7  .302
   Barnswell A.(Barney) VMD        20  83   7  25   3   1   0   5          17  .301
   Stroulger Charlie VIE           19  83  15  25   9   1   0   5          21  .301
   Sparrow Moe VIN                 15  57   9  17   2   0   1   1          17  .298
   Travis Joe VIE                  20  82  15  24   2   3   0  14          13  .293
   Buckley VIF                     13  52  12  15   2   1   0   0           5  .288
   Moretti Ray VIN                 20  74  13  21   7   0   1   3          10  .284
   Patterson Reg VMD               10  75   9  21   3   1   2   3          16  .280
   Bridgewood Bill VIE             15  53   8  15   1   0   0   4           5  .279 (4)
   McBain VIF                       6  18   4   5   0   0   0   0           1  .278
   Latiff Dick VIN                 20  78  16  21   3   2   1   6           7  .269
   Naughton Jimmy VIN              13  52   5  14   2   0   0   6           8  .269
   Forster Bryan VIF               20  86  11  22   3   0   0  10           5  .267 (5)
   Casey Ray VIA                    5  15   4   4   0   0   0   0           2  .267
   DeGrow Ossie VIF                 5  19   2   5   1   0   0   0           2  .263
   Pay "Pop" VIF                   15  65   8  17   5   0   1   2          14  .262
   Maze Tony VIA                    7  27   2   7   2   0   0   0           6  .259
   Parkins Ted VIN                 17  67   9  17   3   0   0   4           8  .254
   Watson VIF                      16  60  11  15   4   1   0   4          10  .250
   Prior R.(Bobby) VIE             11  24   5   6   0   2   0   0           2  .250
   Baker Norm VIF                  11  32   2   8   0   0   0   1           3  .250
   McCully Ken VIA                  4  12   1   3   1   0   0   0           2  .250
   Ray Gerry/Jerry VIF              3  12   1   3   0   0   0   1           1  .250
   Valentine Vic VIA                4  16   3   4   1   0   1   1           6  .250
   Wiegand Bobby VIN               14  45  10  11   2   0   0   5           6  .244
   Stratton Jack VIE               10  80  16  19   2   1   0   0          10  .238
   Maitland Ted VIE                 9  30   2   7   0   0   0   1           4  .233
   Harney Laurel VMD               16  69   8  16   0   1   0   8           3  .232
   Restell Charlie VIE             14  56  15  13   1   0   0   6           7  .232
   Prior W.(Bill) VIA              13  44   4  10   2   0   0   1           4  .227
   Cann Lloyd VIA                  10  31   2   7   2   0   0   0           1  .226
   Lietert VIA                      8  31   1   7   0   1   0   1           6  .226
   Sawchuk Julian VIA               9  36   3   8   1   0   0   1           4  .222
   Appleby Bert VIF                11  27   1   6   1   0   0   1           3  .222
   Bellegente VMD                   7  15   2   3   1   0   0   0           1  .200
   Berry VIA                        5  20   2   4   0   0   0   5           0  .200
   Medansky Lefty VIE               5  10   3   2   1   0   0   0           1  .200
   Crosato Jimmy VIN                9  31   2   6   0   0   0   0           0  .194
   Surphlis Bill VIF               17  58  11  11   3   1   0   0           9  .190
   VanHatten Ken VIN               11  49   6   9   1   0   0   0           5  .184
   Cross Eddie VIA                 13  55   8   9   1   0   1   1           4  .182 (6)
   Wright Johnny VIN                3  11   1   2   1   0   0   0           1  .182
   Dorwart VIF                     10  28   3   5   1   1   0   0           1  .179
   Shillito Cy VMD                 12  35   6   6   0   0   0   0           2  .171
   Dunnett VIE                      2   6   2   1   0   0   0   0           1  .167
   Holness Harry VIA               13  56   4   9   1   0   0   0           2  .161
   Funk VIE                        10  31   2   5   0   0   0   0           2  .161
   Shouldice Wilf VIE               6  14   1   2   0   0   0   1           0  .143
   Davis VIF                        3   7   3   1   0   0   0   0           0  .143
   Mihorne VIA                      2   7   2   1   0   0   0   1           0  .143
   Maitland Ray(Copper) VIE         9  22   2   3   0   0   0   1           3  .136
   Emard Shorty VIA                 4  15   0   2   0   0   0   0           1  .133
   Yaholnitsky Steve VMD           15  56   4   7   0   0   0   0           6  .125
   Douglas Stan VMD                 5  16   1   2   0   0   0   0           0  .125
   Ball Frank VIN                   4   8   8   1   1   0   0   0           0  .125
   Merlevede Gus VIA                9  42   4   5   0   0   0   3           0  .119
   Barnswell Earl VIE              17  71   9  15   1   1   0   2           4  .111 (7)
   Ingamells Jimmy VIN              9  26   0   2   0   0   0   1           1  .077
   Artz Bill VIE                                0                              .000
   Brown Cy VIN                                 0                              .000
   Downs VMD                                    0                              .000
   Duz Al VIN                                   0                              .000
   Galan VIA                                    0                              .000
   Gerard Frenchy VIA                           0                              .000
   Hennigar VIF                                 0                              .000
   Ingram VIF                                   0                              .000
   Johnson VIN                                  0                              .000
   Kirchner Johnny VMD                          0                              .000
   Moroz VIA                                    0                              .000
   St.Onge VIF                                  0                              .000
   Stainbach VIA                                0                              .000
   Strongman VIN                                0                              .000
   Thieman Tony VIN                             0                              .000
   Worth VMD                                    0                              .000

    * With the AB & H note, should be : 1) .370 2) .359 3) .368 4) .283 5) .256 6) .164 7) .211

    VIA=Army, VIE=Eagles, VIF=Air Force, VIN=Navy, VMD=Victoria Machiney Depot

    Source : Victoria Colonist, August 16, 1944

WINS : Shillito VMD - 9
PCT : Shillito VMD - .900
GAMES : Shillito VMD, Surphlis VIF - 11
COMPLETE GAMES : Shillito VMD, Surphlis VIF - 7
INNINGS : Shillito VMD - 80
STRIKEOUTS : Cann VIA - 48

   VICTORIA SR. AMATEUR LEAGUE     G GS CG  W  L   PCT  IP   H  BB  SO    ERA
   Levy Jimmy VIE                  1     1  1  0 1.000   9   5  15   3
   Wiegand Bobby VIN               2     0  1  0 1.000   3   5   2   3
   Shillito Cy VMD                11     7  9  1  .900  80  91  21  43
   Crosato Jimmy VIN               8     5  6  1  .857  58  61  32  37
   Surphlis Bill VIF              11     7  5  2  .714  78  95  32  34
   Prior W.(Bill) VIA              5     2  2  1  .667  35  27  15  26
   Cann Lloyd VIA                 10     6  5  3  .625  78  89  26  48
   Ingamells Jimmy VIN             9     5  3  3  .500  55  66  15  34
   McCully Ken VIA                 6     2  2  2  .500  31  29  17  20
   Maze Tony VIA                   4     1  2  2  .500  26  17  28  32
   Ray Gerry/Jerry VIF             2     2  1  1  .500  17  19   4  14
   Prior Bobby VIE                10     4  2  3  .400  51  68  24  22
   Musgrave Tommy VMD              6     6  2  4  .333  51  48   6  30
   Maitland Ray VIE                9     4  2  4  .333  45  56  32  22
   Douglas Stan VMD                5     2  1  2  .333  36  45  10  22
   Medansky Lefty VIE              4     0  1  2  .333  15  19   3  10
   Appleby Bert VIF               10     6  3  7  .300  64  92  19  36
   Shouldice Wilf VIE              6     2  1  3  .250  42  53  18  18
   Pawluk Lefty VIN                4     1  1  3  .250  22  21  19  15
   Ball Frank VIN                  4     1  0  2  .000  22  31  14   4
   Artz Bill VIE                   1     0  0  1  .000   4   7   3   2
   Merlevede George VIA            2     1  0  1  .000   8   9   4   2
   Barlow Bill VIF                 1     0  0  1  .000   4   7   2   2
   Kirchner Johnny VMD             2     0  0  1  .000  10  12   7   0
   France Ron VMD                  1     0  0  0  .000   2   3   1   1
   Hennigar VIF                    1     0  0  0  .000   1   2   0   1
   Brown Cy VIN                    1     0  0  0  .000   2   1   0   0
   Maitland Ted VIE                1     0  0  0  .000   4   5   0   1

   Source : Victoria Colonlist, August 22, 1944