1947 Statistics


BIG FOUR INTERCITY LEAGUE  :

Calgary Buffaloes outfielder Alex Uffleman captured the batting title in the inaugural season of the Big Four League compiling a .306 batting mark to best Ernie Beland of the Calgary Purity 99s who finished at .293. Uffleman also tied Walt Gully of Purity for the lead in home runs, with 7.  Gully, who hit .286, was tops in runs scored, 51, hits, 76, and triples, 5.  Roy Sheppard of the Calgary Buffaloes led in RBI, 43.  Tony Chulla of Edmonton Cubs was the top base stealer, with 40. 

Ray Humble, the ace hurler of the Buffaloes batted at a .392 clip, to top Uffleman, but had just 120 at bats, not enough to qualify for the title. Ralph Morgan of the Edmonton Eskimos was third, at .287.



AVE : Uffleman Alex CGB - .306
RUNS : Gully C99 - 51 
HITS : Gully C99 - 76 
2B : Beland, Morgan, Roeder - 12 
3B : Gully C99 - 5 
HR : Uffleman CGB, Gully C99 - 7 
RBI : Sheppard CGB - 43 
SB : Chulla EDC - 40
   BIG FOUR INTER-CITY             GP  AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  SB  CS RBI   PCT
   Humble Ray CGB                     120  21  47                          .392
   Darrah Doug EDE                     44   7  14                          .318
   Douziech Leo EDE                    22   2   7                          .318
   Gibson Jimmy CGB                   172  27  54                          .314
   Uffleman Alex CGB                  193  26  59           7          38  .306
   Beland Ernie CG99                  211  35  62  12       6          36  .294
   Thomas Cy EDE                       62  12  18                          .290
   McGill Jack EDE                     99  18  30                          .289  (1)
   McLellan Greg CG99                 177  23  51                          .288
   Morgan Ralph EDE                   210  20  58  12                  32  .287  (1)
   Maze Tony CG99                     191  31  55                      42  .282  (1)
   Gully Walt CG99                    266  51  76       5   7              .282  (1)
   Brockie Dave EDE                   162  28  45                          .278
   Johnston Cliff EDC                 226  10  61                          .270
   Seaman Jerry EDE                   195  35  51                          .262
   Superstein Albert EDC              138  16  36                          .261
   Roeder Charlie EDE                 184  26  48  12                  34  .261
   Masikewich Nick EDC                150  22  39                          .260
   Weaver Walter CG99                 154  24  40                          .260
   Work Babe CGB                      228  26  59                          .259
   Stewart Doug EDE                   205  26  53                          .259
   Carpenter John CG99                 51   4  13                          .255
   Schappert Roy CGB                  267  47  68                      43  .255
   Stevenson Doug EDE                 198  27  50                          .253
   Dawson  EDC                        182  32  45              26          .247
   Price Bill EDE                     256  48  63              24          .246
   Gonzales Frank EDE                 211  37  50                          .237
   Noon Dick CG99                     221  25  52                          .235
   O'Connor Des CGB                   207  39  44              20          .232  (1)
   Kanik Joe CG99                      95   8  22                          .232
   Reneuld  CGB                        26   2   6                          .231
   Chulla Tony EDC                    252  48  58              40          .230
   Garnett Toad CG99                  195  37  45                          .231
   Martin Arnold EDC                  182  14  40                          .220
   Samis Ken EDE                       82   5  18                          .220
   Stover Jack CGB                     59   8  13                          .220
   Gray Johnny EDC                     69   4  15                          .217
   Garrett Terry EDE                  266  26  55                          .214  (1)
   Demarco Ralph EDC                  217  25  46                          .212
   Gilbert Larry CGB                  128  21  27                          .211
   O'Grady Gene CG99                  214  22  45                          .210
   Lane Doug EDC                      231  11  27                          .203  (1)
   Bradley Lloyd CGB                   94  15  19                          .202
   Clovechok Andy EDC                 188  13  38                          .202
   Dann Ben CGB                       166  26  33                          .199
   Lippincott Don EDC                 236  24  47                          .199
   Sullivan Leo EDC                    37   2   7                          .189
   Whitney Gerry CGB                   32   0   6                          .188
   English Ronnie CGB                 231  26  43                          .186
   Sahm Johnny CG99                    27   2   5                          .185
   Currie Stan EDC                     33   0   6                          .182
   Burke Slim CG99                     50   0   9                          .180
   Pertrunia George CGB               238  23  43                          .181
   Alexander George CG99               28   5   5                          .179
   Lewis Art CG99                     132  13  22                          .167
   Belter Ed EDE                       63   9  10                          .159
   (1) With the at bats and hits published, McGill should have been at .303, Morgan at .276,
   Maze .288, Gully .286, O'Connor .213, Garrett .207 and Lane .117)
   Source :  Calgary Herald, August 30, 1947
   CGB=Calgary Buffaloes, CG99=Calgary Purity, EDD=Edmonton Cubs, EDE=Edmonton Eskimos

SLOCAN LAKES LEAGUE

Randolph Harding of Silverton captured the Slocan Lakes League batting crown for 1947 finishing with a .387 average to top Ted Graham of Slocan City who had a .375 mark. Slocan City players finished in the next four positions with D.Hood at .320, Frank Hufty Sr., 316, W.Anderson, .300, and Les Hufty, .295. Les Hufty had the most hits, 13, and RBI, 11. Harding's 11 runs topped the league while Quint Forsythe of New Denver led in steals with 9.

Ted Graham of Slocan City headed the hurlers with a sparkling 1.29 ERA and a 5-1 won-lost record. George (Dutch) Groenhuysen of Silverton finished with a 5-2 mark along with a 2.69 ERA. He led the loop in innings, 67, and strikeouts, 70.

 
   SLOCAN LAKE LEAGUE              GP  AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  SB  CS RBI   PCT
   Harding Randolph SLV             8  31  11  12   1   1   0   4       7  .387
   Graham Ted SLC                   7  24  10   9   1   0   0   3       5  .375
   Hood D. SLC                      7  25   4   8   1   1   0   4      10  .320
   Hufty Frank Jr. SLC             10  38   6  12   2   0   0   3      10  .316
   Anderson W. SLC                  5  10   0   3   0   0   0   2       1  .300
   Hufty Les SLC                   10  44   7  13   2   0   0   6      11  .295
   Graham B. SLV                    9  34   6  10   1   3   0   1       7  .294
   Forsythe Quint NDR               6  17   5   5   0   0   0   9       5  .294
   Hicks Ted SLC                    9  31   6   9   2   0   0   4       8  .290
   Clough Ed SLC                    8  29   7   8   0   2   0   2       1  .276
   Heslip S. SLC                    6  15   4   4   0   0   0   3       1  .267
   Groenhuysen George SLV          10  37   5   9   1   1   0   4       6  .243
   Thring Walt NDR                  9  33   2   8   3   0   0   2       5  .242
   Crellin Dave NDR                10  38   2   9   0   2   0   4      10  .237
   Nelson Gordon SLV                9  34   7   8   2   2   0   4       4  .235
   Hufty Frank Sr. SLC              7  30   7   7   0   0   0   4       5  .233
   Heslip J. SLC                    9  26   8   6   1   0   0   9       3  .231
   Kelly Jack SLV                   7  23   6   5   1   0   1   4       5  .217
   Bates W. NDR                     7  28   6   6   0   1   0   2       4  .214
   Fairhurst James SLV             10  38   5   8   2   1   0   5       8  .211
   Postlewaite Bill SLV             9  34   4   7   1   0   0   4       5  .206
   Butler R.(Bob) NDR              10  35   3   7   2   0   0   4       2  .200
   Hayashi Kuts NDR                 8  25   3   5   1   0   0   3       4  .200
   Avis J. SLC                      9  35   7   7   0   0   0   4       4  .200
   McAskill R.(Bob) NDR             8  25   4   4   0   0   1   2       2  .160
   Tateishi W. NDR                  8  26   4   4   1   0   0   4       1  .154
   Clough Stan SLV                  7  24   4   3   1   1   0   1       4  .125
   Yamada Mas NDR                   7  24   2   3   0   0   0   1       1  .125
   Balbernie Les NDR                5  16   3   2   0   0   0   0       1  .125
   Hambly Dick SLV                  9  35   5   4   1   0   0   1       3  .114
   Leask John SLV                   6  20   1   1   0   1   0   0       2  .050
   Source : Arrow Lakes News, September 25, 1947
   SLOCAN LAKE LEAGUE              G  W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO HB WP  BK    ERA
   Graham Ted SLC                  7  5  1  .833  56  24       8  10  48  5  0   0   1.29
   Postlewaite Bill SLV            2  1  1  .500  11  10       2   1   7  1  0   0   1.59
   Groenhuysen George SLV          9  5  2  .714  67  60      20  26  70  5  2   1   2.69
   Hayashi Kuts NDR                4  1  1  .500  20  21       9   9  16  0  3   0   3.98
   Hicks Ted SLC                   3  1  1  .500  15  17       8   4   7  1  0   0   4.80
   Hufty Les SLC                   2  0  1  .000  11   9       7   3   3  0  0   1   5.73
   McAskill R.(Bob) NDR            6  0  5  .000  36  41      24   3  23  4  1   0   6.06
   Pearson Tommy NDR               1  0  0  .000   5   6       4   1   2  0  0   0   7.71
   Tateishi W. NDR                 4  1  2  .333  11  25      12  10   8  1  0   0   9.53
   Kelly Jack SLV                  1  0  0  .000   2   3       4   0   1  2  0   0  21.56
 


INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE :

George Miskimmons of Stratford batted .415 to win the 1947 batting championship of the Intercounty League in Southern Ontario.  Teammates Russ Evon and Red Kane of London Majors tied for the home run lead, each with four.  Evon knocked in the most runs, 28, and John Bain of Kitchener stole the most bases, 21.  Tommy White of London Majors, with an 11-1 record, led the pitchers.


Average : Miskimmons STR - .415  
Hits : Kalmusky Jo Jo STR - 46  
Home Runs : Evon Russ LDN, Kane Red LDN - 4  
RBI : Evon LDN - 28  
Stolen Bases : Bain John KR - 21 
   INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE              GP  AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  SB  CS RBI   PCT
   Miskimmons George STR                                                   .415

Wins : White LDN - 11
Won-Lost Pct : White LDN - .917
Strikeouts : Hammond Ralph GU - 88 INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE G W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP BK ERA White Tom LDN 11 1 .917
   Source : Intercounty Record Book

BRS= Brantford Red Sox, GT=Galt Terriers, GU=Guelph Maple Leafs, HM=Hamilton Thurstons, 
KR=Kitchener Panthers, LDN=London Majors, STR=Stratford Nationals, WAT=Waterloo Tigers

OKANGAN VALLEY INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE   

Outfielder Fred Kitsch topped the hitters in just about every category on the Kelowna Red Sox during the 1947 season. Kitsch finished the regular season with a .415 average well ahead of second baseman Marlow Hicks, at .386. Kitsch also led the club in runs batted in, 19, triples, 3, doubles, 6, and stolen bases, 8.



   OKANGAN VALLEY INTERNATIONAL    GP  AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  SB  CS RBI   PCT
   (Kelowna Only)
   Kitsch Fred KEL                     65  18  27   6   3   0   8      19  .415
   Hicks Marlow KEL                    44  13  17   0   0   0   1       1  .386
   Newton Dave KEL                     52  15  18   2   1   1   0      15  .346
   Tostenson Hank KEL                  65  14  21   4   2   0   2      13  .323
   Hoffman Earl KEL                    16   4   5   0   1   0   0       2  .313
   Franklin Harry KEL                  31   9   9   2   1   1   1      10  .290
   Kielbiski Ed KEL                    59  13  17   2   0   0   4       7  .288
   Favell Cec KEL                      16   4   4   0   1   0   1       3  .250
   Kitsch Rudy KEL                     24   5   6   1   0   0   0       3  .250
   Cousins Hal KEL                     28   7   7   1   0   0   1       1  .250
   Lesmeister Wally KEL                26   3   6   2   0   1   2       5  .231
   O'Shaughnessy Glen KEL              57   7  12   3   0   2   2      11  .211
   Cousins Verne KEL                   15   1   3   0   0   0   1       1  .200
   Zaccarelli Dick KEL                 37   7   6   0   1   0   1       0  .162
   Source :

NORTH OKANAGAN-MAINLINE LEAGUE

Final statistics were available for only three of the teams, the two Kamloops entries and Vernon.  Mel Ottem of Kamloops Legion was a likely candidate for the batting title with his .548 average in nine games. Bill MacDonald of Kamloops CYO was the pitching leader compiling a 9-0 won-lost mark and ringing up 77 strikeouts in 71 innings pitched.  MacDonald also finished high in the batting race with a .421 average in 39 at bats. 


 
   N.OKANAGAN-MAINLINE LEAGUE      GP  AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  SB  CS RBI   PCT
   MacDonald Bill KLC                  38      16                          .421
   Marriott George KLC                 47      19                          .404
   Marriott Bill KLC                   42      14                          .333
   Haywood Johnny KLC                  33      10                          .303
   Hornsby Maury KLC                   33      10                          .303
   Garay Johnny KLC                    43      13                          .302
   Maralia Harry KLC                   27       8                          .296
   McQuarrie J. KLC                     7       2                          .286
   McQuarrie Gordon KLC                32       9                          .281
   Bregoliss Gordon KLC                 4       1                          .250
   Garay Eddie KLC                     27       6                          .222
   Wyse George KLC                     41       9                          .220
   Francis Harry KLC                   23       5                          .217
   Prehara PAUL KLC                     7       0                          .000
   Desjardine Joe KLC                  10       0                          .000
   Ottem Mel KLL                       31      17                          .548
   Morton J. KLL                        5       2                          .400
   McKinnon J. KLL                     45      16                          .356
   Shepherd Al KLL                     17       6                          .353
   MacKenzie Hec KLL                   37      13                          .351
   Horn Burt KLL                       38      12                          .316
   Portman Bill KLL                    27       8                          .296
   Plastiras Pete KLL                  17       5                          .294
   Ottem Ray KLL                       35      10                          .286
   Johnson Wilf KLL                    46      12                          .261
   McKinnon Jim KLL                    23       5                          .217
   Morton Robert KLL                   36       7                          .194
   Laidlaw KLL                         28       4                          .143
   MacDonald Norm KLL                  14       2                          .143
   Zenowski Bill KLL                    7       1                          .143
   McArthur Chuck KLL                   0       0                          .000
   Munk Al VER                         11   6   5   2   0   0   4       0  .455
   Scherle Hank VER                     5   2   2   0   1   0   3       0  .400
   Janicki Wally VER                   47  12  17   2   1   2   3       6  .362
   Petruk Bill VER                     27   8   8   0   2   0  10       4  .296
   Ingram Lorne VER                    35   7  10   1   0   0   0       2  .286
   Inglis Bill VER                     36   6   8   2   0   0   4       7  .222
   Janicki Nick VER                    47   8  10   0   0   0   1       0  .213
   Jackson Ike VER                     36   5   7   4   1   0   1       3  .194
   Ingram Johnny VER                   39   4   7   0   0   0   1       4  .179
   Smith Fred VER                      35   8   6   2   0   0   4       5  .171
   McKernan Reg VER                    41  10   7   0   0   0   2       2  .171
   Nuyens George VER                   11   1   1   1   1   0   1       0  .091
   Moebes Fred VER                      2   0   0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Christie Will VER                    7   1   0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Wadsworth Harold VER                 2   0   0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Source : Vernon News, August 7, 1947 & Kamloops Sentinel, August 13, 1947
   N.OKANAGAN-MAINLINE LEAGUE      G  W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO HB WP  BK    ERA
   MacDonald Bill CYO              9  9  0        71  49  25       9  77
   Prehara Paul, CYO               3  1  0        18  12   7       5  15
   Bregoliss Gordon CYO            1  0  0         1   2   3       0   0
   MacKenzie Hec Legion           10  6  2        72  68  33       4  69
   Plasteras Pete Legion           3  1  1         7   7   7       3  12
   McArthur Chuck Legion           1  0  0         2   3   1       0   1
   Ingram Johnny VER               7  4  3        53  47  33      15  27
   Munk Al VER                     5  2  0        29  25  24       7  36
   Wadsworth Harold VER            1  0  1         2   6   7       2   6
   Molebes Fred VER                1  0  0         5  12  11       1   6
   Source : Vernon News, August 7, 1947 & Kamloops Sentinel, August 13, 1947

VICTORIA SENIOR AMATEUR LEAGUE

Centre fielder Jack Walker of the Canadian Legion dominated the hitting statistics in winning the batting title of the Victoria Senior Amateur League for 1947. Walked led the loop with a .395 average, well ahead of runner-up Jimmy Morrison of the Eagles. Walker also topped the four-team circuit in hits, 51, doubles, 11, triples, 5, and total bases, 72. Walker's teammates led the other major categories. Harry Barber was tops in home runs with 3. Mickey Smith knocked in the most runs, 28, and Rookie Wright was best in stolen bases, with 21. Gar Taylor of the Eagles was third in the batting race with a .368 mark and Jeff Worrell of Navy finished fourth at .330.

   VICTORIA SR. AMATEUR LEAGUE     GP  AB   R   H  TB  2B  3B  HR  SB  RBI   PCT
   Walker Jack VIL                    129      51  72  11   5               .395
   Morrison Jimmy VIE                                                       .370
   Taylor Gar VIE                                                           .368
   Worrell Jeff VIN                                                         .330
   Barber Harry VIL                                             3
   Smith Mickey VIL                                                    28
   Wright Rookie VIL                                               21
 Source : Victoria Colonist August 21, 1947
 

DUNCAN ALL-STARS 

The Duncan All-Stars played an interlocking schedule with the teams of the Victoria Senior League.  Gil Bruce was the team's top hitter with a .512 batting average in 82 official trips to the plate.

   DUNCAN ALL-STARS                GP  AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
   Bruce Gil DAS                       82      42                      .512
   Garner Tommy DAS                    29      11                      .379
   Folk Tony DAS                       22       8                      .364
   Rodger Lyell DAS                    21       7                      .333
   Dame Sammy DAS                      41      13                      .317
   Neilson Jimmy DAS                   58      18                      .310
   Bruce Preston DAS                   88      24                      .273
   Gergel Joey DAS                     91      22                      .242
   Cain Jimmy DAS                      88      21                      .239
   Gard Eric DAS                       44      10                      .227
   Nelson Kenny DAS                    62      14                      .226
   Irving J. DAS                       37       7                      .189

   Source :  Cowichan Leader, September, 1947