1945 Statistics

EDMONTON CITY LEAGUE  :

A pair of Yanks topped the batting race in the Edmonton City League. Yanks catcher Dale Crumly captured the crown with a .425 average in 106 at bats. Teammate, shortstop Frank Hackney was the runner-up with a .398 mark. Hackney had the same number of hits as did Crumly, but he had more at bats.  Nick Masikewich of the Edmonton Arrows was third, at .357, just ahead of Les Nelson of the US Signals and Johnny Galvin of the Yanks.

Former major leaguer Al Kampouris finished with an outstanding mark of .452, but failed to qualify for the title having played in just 11 games going 19-for-42.

   EDMONTON CITY LEAGUE            GP  AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  SB  BB  SO RBI   PCT
   Crumly Dale ECY                 23 106  24  45                              .425
   Hackney Frank ECY               24 113  29  45                              .398
   Masikewich Nick EDA             22  84  20  30                              .357
   Nelson Les USS                  24 102  24  36                              .353
   Galvin Johnny ECY               17  75  28  26                              .347
   Finn EDA                        21  84  11  28                              .333
   Valenti ECY                     22  92  19  30                              .326
   McGill Jack EDA                 21  75  15  24                              .320
   Green George EDD                19  85  10  27                              .318
   Brockie EDA                     20  86  16  27                              .314
   Morgan Ralph EDD                23  94   9  29                              .309
   Governale Gov EDD               23  82  18  25                              .305
   Junker Jimmy USS                24  89  21  27                              .303
   McAuley Ken EDD                 18  67   7  20                              .299
   Burchfield ECY                  23 105  25  31                              .295
   Carney Jack EDD                 23 105  14  31                              .295
   Culver USS                      22  78  23  23                              .295
   YANKS
   Tufford W. ECY                   2   3   2   2                              .667
   Roach W. ECY                     3   4   1   2                              .500
   Kampouris A. ECY                11  42  16  19                              .452
   Crumbly D. ECY                  23 106  24  45                              .425
   Hackney F. ECY                  24 113  29  45                              .398
   Gray J. ECY                     11  34  12  13                              .382
   Galvin J. ECY                   17  75  26  26                              .347
   Valenti G. ECY                  22  92  19  30                              .326
   Ray W. ECY                      10  22   3   7                              .318
   Burchfield C. ECY               23 105  25  31                              .295
   Ball W. ECY                      8  34   8  10                              .294
   Meyers P. ECY                   16  68   9  18                              .265
   Dorsky M. ECY                   22  76  21  20                              .263
   Schumacher R. ECY               21  88  14  20                              .227
   Adams W. ECY                     5  14   5   3                              .214
   Wheatley R. ECY                  8  19   3   4                              .211
   Kennedy C.  ECY                  2   9   0   1                              .111
   McKenna J. ECY                   6  10   3   1                              .100
   US SIGNALS
   Nelson L. USS                   24 102  24  36                              .353
   Junker J. USS                   24  89  21  27                              .303
   Culver B. USS                   22  78  23  23                              .295
   Sawyer R. USS                   24  94   8  27                              .287
   Parkin D. USS                    7  32   3   9                              .281
   Schisser E. USS                 18  77  17  19                              .247
   Richardson K. USS                7  21   3   4                              .190
   Huber H. USS                    23  82  10  14                              .171
   Reed W. USS                     12  30   2   5                              .167
   Yarroll G. USS                   4   6   0   1                              .167
   Guthrie J. USS                   7  29   3   4                              .138
   Beane R. USS                    24  82   5  11                              .134
   Brown H. USS                    10  28   4   3                              .107
   Mehigan D. USS                   8  19   1   1                              .053
   Rentoria J. USS                  7  20   1   1                              .050
   Dombrowski H. USS                1   1   0   0                              .000
   Wooten T. USS                    4   2   0   0                              .000
   Bartels J. USS                   2   3   0   0                              .000
   Girschik M. USS                  3   4   2   0                              .000
   Garrett L. USS                   4   6   0   0                              .000
   Gilbert R.  USS                 11  30   1   0                              .000
   ARROWS
   Darrah Doug EDA                  1   1   0   1                             1.000
   Gauf W. EDA                      5   7   1   4                              .571
   Carney N. EDA                   11  48  11  18                              .375
   Masikewich N. EDA               22  84  20  30                              .357
   Finn F. EDA                     21  84  11  28                              .333
   McGill J. EDA                   21  75  15  24                              .320
   O'Connor D. EDA                 10  35  10  11                              .314
   Welch W. EDA                    20  70   9  20                              .286
   Ritz C. EDA                      6  15   2   4                              .267
   Gauf E. EDA                     13  43   7  11                              .256
   Samis K. EDA                    18  55   7  12                              .218
   Williams E. EDA                  2   5   2   1                              .200
   Garganus M. EDA                  3  12   0   2                              .167
   Thomas E. EDA                   12  25   2   4                              .160
   Samis T. EDA                     9  28   5   4                              .143
   Stafford H. EDA                 13  29   4   4                              .138
   Lang W. EDA                      2   8   0   1                              .125
   Lupul J. EDA                    11  43   1   5                              .116
   Read R. EDA                     16  46   6   5                              .109
   Amberg W. EDA                    1   0   1   0                              .000
   Weis R. EDA                      1   1   0   0                              .000
   Kowalchuk A. EDA                 1   2   0   0                              .000
   Samis S. EDA                     1   4   0   0                              .000
   Hawkey M.  EDA                   8  12   2   0                              .000
   DODGERS
   Gerlitz J. EDD                   1   4   3   4                             1.000
   Aldridge W. EDD                  1   4   1   2                              .500
   Green G. EDD                    19  85  10  27                              .318
   Morgan R. EDD                   23  94   9  29                              .309
   Governale W. EDD                23  82  18  25                              .305
   McAuley K. EDD                  18  67   7  20                              .299
   Carney J. EDD                   23 105  14  31                              .295
   Ornest H. EDD                   20  77  15  22                              .286
   Bina EDD                         3  11   2   3                              .273
   Baldwin H. EDD                  10  31   1   8                              .258
   Johnson W. EDD                  16  35   3   9                              .257
   Superstein A. EDD               24  90  18  19                              .211
   Stewart D. EDD                   3  10   2   2                              .200
   Priest P. EDD                    3   5   0   1                              .200
   Brant T. EDD                    11  31   4   6                              .194
   Tougas L. EDD                    7  16   1   3                              .188
   Stevenson D. EDD                21  70   0  13                              .186
   Shandro J. EDD                  13  40   7   7                              .175
   Tadeson H. EDD                   7  13   0   1                              .077
   Lee S. EDD                       1   1   0   0                              .000
   Ottem M. EDD                     1   1   1   0                              .000
   Pheifer P. EDD                   2   2   0   0                              .000
   Stopera W. EDD                   1   2   0   0                              .000
   Harney L. EDD                    1   4   0   0                              .000
   Hensley C. EDD                   1   4   1   0                              .000
   Bourassa P. EDD                  5   8   1   0                              .000

   EDA=Edmonton Arrows, ECY=Edmonton US Army/AirForce Yanks, EDD=Edmonton Dodgers, USS=US Signals

   Source : Edmonton Journal, August 29, 1945

FOOTHILLS SENIOR BASEBALL LEAGUE :

Lefty Ray Humble, one-man gang of the No. 10 Repair Depot Fixers – he plays first base or the outfield when he’s not taking his turn on the pitching mound – topped the batting averages of the Foothills Senior Baseball League for the 1945 season. The Creston B.C. native garnered 31 base hits in 78 trips to the plate for a .397 percentage. In spite of missing a month of the season, Boston Bruins’ puck star Pat Egan of Purity 99 had eight circuit clouts and 25 runs batted in to lead the circuit in those categories. Speed on the base paths was also cornered by Purity 99 with “Lefty” Wilson pilfering 16 sacks, teammate Mickey Hajash 14 and Max Bentley of Currie Barracks 11. Bentley was second to Humble in the hit column with 27 bingles. A dozen players achieved a batting average of .300 or better.

Portsider Ray Humble registered the lowest earned run average of all pitchers in the 1945 Foothills Senior Baseball League, Pitching for two different teams in the circuit, Humble held the opposition to a miniscule 0.81 ERA per game. Purity 99’s Dean Olmstead, who fanned the most batters, 91, also led the loop in walks surrendered, hit batters and wild pitches.


AVE : Humble 10R - .397 
DOUBLES : Bentley CUR, Huckabasy 10R - 7
TRIPLES : Five players tied with - 2
HOME RUNS : Egan C99 - 8
RBI : Egan C99 - 25
SB : Wilson C99 - 16

FOOTHILLS BASEBALL LEAGUE GP AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT Humble Ray 10R 78 13 31 6 2 3 0 1 7 20 .397 Kendrick Vern CUR 33 11 12 5 0 0 2 2 0 3 .364 Turner 10R 22 4 8 3 0 0 1 0 6 6 .364 Walker Barney DET 11 1 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 .364 Giavanazzo DET 25 2 9 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 .360 Bentley Max CUR 77 15 27 7 1 1 11 1 6 21 .351 Egan Pat C99 40 15 17 4 0 8 5 12 16 25 .347 Wilder Archie 10R 52 13 18 0 0 3 7 8 1 17 .346 Noon Dick CUR 56 13 19 5 0 3 1 4 8 12 .339 McKay 10R 12 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 .333 Huckabay Woody 10R 80 14 26 7 0 0 8 3 3 3 .325 Laing C99 54 9 17 1 0 3 2 7 20 6 .321

   3TS=No. 3 Service Flying Training School, 10R=No. 10 Repair Depot, C99=Calgary Purity 99,
   CAY=Calgary US Army/Air Force Yanks, CUR=Currie Army Barracks, DET=Detroit Auto Body

   Source : Calgary Herald, August 28, 1945

WINS : Richardson 10R - 8
ERA : Humble 10R - 0.81
INNINGS : Richardson 10R, Harmon C99 - 92
STRIKEOUTS : Olmstead C99 - 91

   FOOTHILLS LEAGUE                G GS CG  W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  ER HR SH  BB  SO HB WP    ERA
   Humble Ray 10R                  8        6  2  .750  66  54  20             8  85  2  3   0.81
   Stover Jack C99                 6        3  1  .750  49  39  24            10  45  6  1   1.10
   Miller Ron C99                  2        0  2  .000   6   9  11             1   5  0  0   1.49
   Olmstead Dean C99              11        5  3  .625  87  53  41            40  91 16 14   1.55
   Richardson Vern 10R            14        8  2  .800  92  69  32            12  87  3  2   1.58
   Harmon Fred C99                12        5  5  .500  92  86  53            26  56  7  4   1.75
   Tennant Jock 10R                3        1  1  .500  18  10   6             7  20  2  3   2.00
   Robinson Roy DET                4        1  0 1.000  22  13   6             8  16  2  1   2.04
   Walker Barney DET               3        1  2  .333  25  30  15             6  22  2  0   2.16
   Empey John 10R                  5        3  0 1.000  32  28  15            15  18  3  3   2.53
   Uffelman Alex DET               6        1  5  .167  45  42  31             9  45  2  5   2.59
   Christensen Les CUR             6        4  2  .667  47  44  23            14  40  1  0   2.87
   Renauld Rene DET                6        2  2  .500  41  34  30            18  49  9  1   3.73
   Willis “Lefty” DET              9        1  6  .143  65  63  35            20  87  6  5   4.01
   Turley “Red” CUR                8        4  4  .500  53  65  38            18  33  2  3   4.07
   Matheson “Red” CUR              6        0  1  .000  23  25  17            10  15  1  0   4.30
   Silverman Max CUR               7        2  4  .333  53  57  44            31  40  3  6   4.58
  
   Source : Calgary Herald, August 30, 1945		 

VANCOUVER CITY LEAGUE

Casey Jones, the portly playing manager of the Norvans captured the 1945 batting title edging Ross Edy of the Arrows by by points to win with a .360 average to .358 for Edy.  Joe McCarthy of Arnold & Quigley was just another point back at .357. Pat Thomas of Arnold & Quigley was tops in runs batted in, with 27, as Jerry Waitman of the Arrows and Jud McNaughton of the Norvans were right behind, each with 25. Reg Clarkson of the Arrows had the most thefts, 23.



VANCOUVER CITY LEAGUE GP AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT Jones Casey VNV 111 24 40 3 4 3 6 21 .360 Edy Ross VAR 109 19 39 7 0 0 5 12 .358 McCarthy Jo VAQ 126 17 45 4 1 1 2 14 .357 Kennedy Tom VAQ 138 37 48 5 2 2 6 16 .348 Robertson Sandy VAQ 118 28 41 5 1 2 5 9 .347 Clarkson Reg VAR 135 32 46 3 0 3 23 11 .341 Waitman Jerry VAR 119 23 40 3 2 0 6 25 .336 Hickok Zane BEL 114 13 37 3 2 0 1 11 .325 Clovechuk Andy VNV 59 7 19 3 1 0 2 5 .322 Hofeditz TY BEL 119 33 37 10 0 2 9 16 .311 Galvin Danny VAQ 81 20 25 4 0 0 3 9 .309 Pomfret Jack VAR 52 5 16 3 0 1 2 5 .308 McNaughton Jud VNV 121 19 37 1 0 3 3 25 .306 Thomas Pat VAQ 123 24 37 6 0 3 4 27 .301

   BEL=Bellingham, VAQ=Vancouver Arnold & Quigley, VAR=Vancouver Arrows, VNV=Vancouver Norvans 

   Source : Vancouver Sun, August 25, 1945	

VICTORIA SENIOR LEAGUE

Official batting statistics show Gil Bruce as the batting champion of the Victoria city league. The Navy outfielder, who was the runner-up in the 1944 batting race, finished the regular season with a .408 average to edge out Gar Taylor of VMD who finished just six points back at .402.  Army third baseman Bud Werstine was third at .388 and led the loop in runs with 24. Jimmy Morrison of VMD was tops in runs batted in, 24, one more than teammate Charlie Stroulger. Noel Morgan, also of VMD, was the leading base stealer with 25.


   VICTORIA SR. AMATEUR LEAGUE     GP  AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  SB  BB  SO RBI   PCT
   Petrucci VIA                         1   0   1   0   0   0   0           0 1.000
   Marlevede VIA                        2   1   1   0   0   0   0           0  .500
   Rosedale Johnny VIA                 20   3  10   3   0   0   0           3  .500
   Robinson VMD                         4   0   2   0   0   0   1           1  .500
   King Earl VIN                        2   0   1   1   0   0   0           0  .500
   Moretti VIN                          2   0   1   0   0   0   0           1  .500
   Bayduck VIN                         17   7   7   0   0   2   0           3  .412
   Pawluk Lefty VIN                    17   2   7   0   0   0   0           1  .412
   Granich VIA                         44   8  18   1   1   1   5           4  .409
   Bruce Gil VIN                       76  22  31   9   1   0   9          16  .408
   Taylor Gar VMD                      87  21  35   2   1   0   9           8  .402
   Werstine Bud VIA                    80  24  31   6   0   2  10          13  .388
   Duz Al VIN                          44   2  17   1   1   0   1           9  .386
   Edwards Al VIA                      24   3   9   2   0   0   0           6  .375
   Hancock Vince VIF                    8   3   3   0   0   0   0           4  .375
   Walker Jack VIN                     83  15  31   9   0   0   3          13  .373
   Benn Ronnie VIE                     54   8  20   3   0   1   1           6  .370
   Hayden VIE                          11   1   4   0   0   0   0           2  .364
   Prior Bobby VIE                     11   0   4   0   0   0   1           2  .364
   Strougler Charley VMD               89  23  32   7   0   0   8          23  .360
   Morgan Noel VMD                     78  21  28   3   1   0  25          15  .359
   Douglas Stan VIE-VIN                42   4  15   0   0   0   0           5  .357
   Morrison Jimmy VIF-VMD              77  11  27   3   0   3   3          24  .351
   Burtt Vic VIE                       48   8  16   2   0   0   3           8  .333
   Johnson/Johnston Don VIN            30   3  10   1   1   0   0           3  .333
   Amon Art VIN                        54   8  18   3   3   1   2          16  .333
   Coy VIN                              6   0   2   0   0   0   0           1  .333
   Curry Stan VIE-VMD                   6   2   2   0   0   0   0           0  .333
   Davies Stan VIE-VMD                  3   1   1   0   0   0   0           1  .333
   Sutton Doug VIF                     62   9  20   0   0   0   1          15  .323
   Shillito Cy VMD                     16   3   5   2   0   1   0           4  .313
   Patterson Reg VMD                   93  20  29   4   0   0   7          13  .312
   Shepherd VIA                        13   2   4   0   0   0   1           3  .308
   Cross Eddie VIA                     59  11  18   2   0   2   1           8  .305
   Parkins VIN                         66  12  20   4   0   1   5           8  .303
   Casey Ray VIA                       33   5  10   2   0   1   1           6  .303
   VanHatten Ken VIN                   99  18  29   4   1   0   7           8  .293
   Fairhurst Norm VIF                  72  14  21   0   0   0   3           7  .292
   Dietrick Lorne VIN                  69  14  20   3   0   0   3           0  .290
   Holness Harry VIA                  100   9  29   3   2   0   2           7  .290
   Restell Chuck VMD                   38   9  11   2   0   0   7           5  .289
   Work Babe VMD                       90  15  25   6   0   0   2          14  .278
   Hunt VIF                            72   7  20   2   0   0   0           8  .278
   Sortome Ray VIF                     65   5  18   1   0   0   0           4  .277
   Peden Doug VIA                      11   2   3   1   0   2   0           6  .273
   Kokran Marty VIE                    22   2   6   1   0   0   0           3  .273
   Dufault VIA                         59  14  16   4   0   1   8           5  .271
   Barlow Bob VIF                      52  11  14   1   0   0   2           6  .269
   Richardson Jack VIF                 45   9  12   2   1   0   4           9  .267
   Yardley Harold VIE                  80  14  21   2   0   0   2           9  .263
   Raftery Bill VIE                    65  11  17   2   1   0   1           7  .262
   McArdle Frank VIN                   65  10  17   3   1   1   3          12  .262
   Andrejkew VIA                       27   4   7   1   0   0   0           4  .259
   Latiff Dick VIN                     70  18  18   1   1   2   3          16  .257
   Barnswell Barney VMD                70  11  18   1   1   2   3          13  .257
   Davies VIA                          52   8  13   3   0   0   3           6  .250
   McArthur VIE                         4   0   1   1   0   0   0           1  .250
   Geddes Jerry VIF                     4   0   1   0   0   0   0           0  .250
   Schurko VIA                          4   0   1   0   0   0   0           0  .250
   Appleby Bert VIF                     4   1   1   0   0   0   0           1  .250

   VIA=Victoria Army, VIE=Victoria Eagles, VIF=Victoria RCAF, VIN=Victoria Navy, 
VMD=Victoria Machinery Depot   Source : Victoria Daily Times, August 29, 1945

DUNCAN SENIOR LEAGUE

Preston Bruce of the Olympics has been crowned the top hitter of the 1945 season finishing with a .492 average in 63 at bats. He's to be awarded the Eddie Evans Cup. Preston's brother Gil Bruce has won the batting title in the Victoria Senior League. Lou Demore of the pennant-winning Concos was second at .463 and Tom Garner, also of the Concos, was third with a .441 mark.  Bill Syme of league champion Chemainus hit an even .400 for fourth spot ahead of catcher Doug Cleough of the Olympics at .385


   DUNCAN SENIOR LEAGUE            GP  AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  SB  BB  SO RBI   PCT
   Bruce Preston, Olympics             63      31                              .492
   DeMore Lou, Concos                  67      31                              .463
   Garner Tom, Concos                  59      26                              .441
   Syme Bill, Chemainus                35      14                              .400
   Cleough Doug, Olympics              65      25                              .385
   Miles B., City Service              49      18                              .367
   Garner Joe, Concos                  75      27                              .360
   Hagg W., Chemainus                  56      19                              .339
   Douglas D., Olympics                64      21                              .328
   Pollock Ben, Olympics               31      10                              .323
   Copp J., Chemainus                  38      12                              .316
   Biggs L, Concos                     62      19                              .306
   Cosgrove G, Concos                  49      15                              .306
   Wilson S., Concos                   31       9                              .290
   Jackson Haley, Chemainus            74      21                              .284
   Gibbons Ronnie, Chemainus           75      21                              .280
   Johns Donnie, Chemainus             69      19                              .275
   Mayea Clarence, Olympics            33       9                              .273
   Murray Dave, Chemainus              65      16                              .246
   Rogers E., Olympics                 41      10                              .244
   Syrotuck George, Concos             74      18                              .243
   Rodger Lyell, Olympics              66      16                              .242
   Vidal C., City Service              59      12                              .203
   Cain Jim, Olympics                  61      12                              .197
   Walton R., City Service             51      10                              .196
   Kernachan J., Chemainus             41       8                              .195
   Brooks W./Max, Chemainus            38       7                              .184
   Earthy F., Olympics                 45       8                              .178
   Artz Bill, Concos                   35       6                              .171
   Stroulger J., Concos                37       6                              .162
   Coates J., City Service             50       8                              .160
   Williams Paul, City Service         50       8                              .160
   Syme C., Chemainus                  57       9                              .158
   Abercrombie Stan, City Service      36       5                              .139
   Naylor Red, Concos                  73       9                              .123

   Teams : Chemainus, Duncan City Service, Duncan Concos, Duncan IWA, Duncan Olympics 

   Source :  Cowichan Leader, September 6, 1945