Western Canada Baseball 1945
1945 Rosters 
1945 Statistics
1945 Tournaments/Exhibitions
Edmonton Arrows Juniors 
Vancouver Norvans 
London Majors 
1945 Kansas City Monarchs

     
SASKATCHEWAN
SOUTHERN LEAGUE
     
Weyburn Beavers
15
6
Notre Dame Hounds
13
10
3.0
Regina Red Sox
12
11
4.0
Regina Army
10
12
5.5
Regina Caps
5
16
10.0
1945 Game Reports 
1945 Photo Gallery 
1945 Snapshots 
       
SASKATOON CITY LEAGUE
Cubs, Flowerydale, Navy, Tigers
       
PRINCE ALBERT CITY LEAGUE
Bohemians
9
3
Hagen/Shellbrook
8
4
1.0
Juniors
4
8
5.0
Burns
3
9
6.0
1945 SK Game Reports         
       
VICTORY LEAGUE
Bengough, Ceylon, Pangman, Parry, Radville
1940s-1950s Notre Dame Hounds
       
ALBERTA
EDMONTON CITY LEAGUE
     
Yanks 16 7  
Signals 12 11  4.0
Arrows 10 13  6.0
Dodgers 8 15  8.0
       
FOOTHILLS LEAGUE 
Currie Army Barracks, Detroit Auto Body Bears, No.3 SFTS Fliers, No10 Repair Depot Fixers, Purity 99, US Army Air Force Yanks
       
SOUTHERN ALBERTA LEAGUE, North
Iron Springs Y.P.A., Picture Butte Bussei, Picture Butte Chinooks, Turin Y.P.A
       
SOUTHERN ALBERTA LEAGUE, South
Coaldale Bussei, Coaldale Cubs, Raymond A.C., Raymond Y.M.B.A.
1945 Alberta Game Reports   
1945 Alberta Photo Gallery
 
       
GREATER WINNIPEG SENIOR LEAGUE
Arenas, CUAC Blues, St.Boniface Native Sons, Transcona
1945 Game Reports 
1945 Photo Gallery 
1945 Snapshots   
       
BRITISH COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER CITY LEAGUE

Bellingham Bells
21
15
Arrows
18
15
1.5
Arnold & Quigley
15
19
5.0
Norvans
14
19
5.5
       
VICTORIA SENIOR LEAGUE
Army, Eagles, Navy, RCAF, VMD (Victoria Machinery Depot)
       
DUNCAN SENIOR AMATEUR LEAGUE
Chemainus, Duncan City Service, Duncan Concos, Duncan IWA, Duncan Olympics
       
OKANAGAN MAINLINE LEAGUE
Kamloops, Kelowna, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm
       
ARROW LAKES
Burton, Edgewood, Nakusp
       
PRINCE GEORGE SENIOR LEAGUE
Army Sad Sacks, Prince George Sourdoughs, R.C.A.F. Bushmen
       
CROW'S NEST PASS LEAGUE
Blairmore Columbus Club, Coleman Pucksters, Hillcrest Miners, Natal-Michel Buffaloes, Pincher Creek
       
BRITISH COLUMBIA
1945 Vancouver Game Reports   
1945 BC Interior Game Reports
  
1945 Vancouver Island Game Reports
1945 BC Photo Gallery
   
1945 Snapshots   
       
ONTARIO
1945 Intercounty Game Reports 
       
MINNESOTA
SOUTHERN MINNY LEAGUE

Albert Lea Packers
14
0
Mankato Merchants
8
6
6.0
Faribault
8
6
6.0
Austin Packers
7
6
6.5
Owatonna Aces *
9
5
5.0
Waseca
3
8
9.5
New Richland Red Sox
2
10
11.0
West Concord
2
12
12.0
* a protest over the use of an ineligible player dropped Owatonna Aces to fifth place.
1945 Albert Lea Packers      
       
       
       

 

 

The Weyburn Beavers captured the Southern League championship with a playoff victory over the Regina Army. 

Gayle ShupeSome family acts were a big part of the success with Ralph and Cliff Hogg, Blaine, Doug and Gayle Shupe (left) and Les and Archie Wilder. Keith Covert was another stalwart, both on the hill and at the plate.

Beavers won the final series three games to none with one game tied. Gayle Shupe the former Winnipeg Maroon pro won two games in the final series.

Just a month prior to the beginning of tryout camps and practice sessions for Southern League returnees and newcomer hopefuls, word was received of a second known World War II fatality that had a Vincent Germannconnection to the circuit. Army Corporal Vincent "Vince" F. Germann, a member of the First Canadian Parachute Battalion, lost his life in battle on March 24, 1945. Vince played third base for the Notre Dame Hounds when they first joined the Southern League in 1937 and was their playing manager during the 1939 and 1940 seasons. His younger brother Frank, also a paratrooper, aptly carried on the family legacy for many campaigns thereafter as the heart and soul of the Hounds.

Saskatoon Cubs claimed the championship of the revived Saskatoon City League which operated with four teams.

The Bohemians were again the class of the Prince Albert City League winning the pennant and taking the first game of the final series before inclement weather forced the cancellation of the series.

Hal StaffordAlex KampourisIn Alberta, the Edmonton City League featured many Americans stationed in the area during the war years. The Yanks were the class of the circuit during the regular season with a 16-7 record ahead of the U.S. Signallers. The Edmonton teams were the Dodgers and Arrows (Hal Stafford, left, was one of the Arrow's hurlers).  Former major leaguer Alex Kampouris (right) was among the top hitters with a .452 average but did not play enough to qualify for the batting title. Dale Crumly, of the Yanks, won that with a .425 mark.

Edmonton also was home to a top notch junior league which included the Arrow Juniors.

The powerful London Majors, with stars such as Tommy White and Russ Evon, captured the Ontario championship. Three years later, the Majors defeated Fort Wayne, Indiana, to win the North American Sandlot title.