Statistics, 1948        

SASKATOON AND DISTRICT LEAGUE

Hockey star Max Bentley of the Delisle Commodores batted .459 to easily out-distance the field in winning the batting title in the Saskatoon and District League.  Roy Dean of North Battleford Beavers was the runner-up, at .387.  Jack Turner of Viscount was third, at .386.

Average - Bentley Max DL .459  
Hits - Bentley Max DL 34 SASKATOON $ DISTRICT LEAGUE G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT Bentley Max DL 74 34 .459 Dean Roy NB 62 24 .387 Turner Jack VC 44 17 .386 Meredith Matt NB 71 27 .380 Dean Les NB 39 14 .359 Deask Don NB 71 25 .352 Dean Elton NB 60 21 .350 Hamilton R SCB 55 19 .345 Pendleton Reg CO 63 21 .333 Farraga Mike VC 46 15 .326 Maroniuk John DL 34 11 .324 Hrynkiw Paul CO 41 13 .317 Marcoux Grant VC 61 19 .311 Sasseville Bob SKL 70 21 .300 Nalywako Ed CO 73 21 .288 Bentley Doug DL 59 17 .288 Folk Johnny CO 67 19 .284 Mills Cal SKL 72 20 .278 Butler Dick DL 54 15 .278 Grant Don NB 65 18 .277 Dubyk Mike SCB 44 12 .273 Johnston Arnold SCB 63 17 .270 MacKay Dunc SCB 60 16 .267 Matchett Jack SKL 68 18 .265 Folk Tony CO 55 14 .255 Zarchekoff Al SCB 59 15 .254 Rosher Les CO 72 18 .250 Modenhauer Roy CO 74 18 .243 Coffin Lloyd CO 66 16 .242 Olmstead Bert DL 38 9 .237 Hanson Lowell CO 52 12 .231 Sirota Alex VC 36 8 .222 Bentley Reg DL 61 13 .213 Novak Bill SKL 60 12 .200 Senko Ted VC 42 8 .190 Swick Jules SKL 37 7 .189 Reider A VC 27 5 .185 Myhr VC 27 5 .185 Francis Emile DL 76 14 .184 Elliott VC 55 10 .182 McGourlick VC 28 5 .179 Webster Jerry SCB 57 10 .175 Bentley Bev DL 63 11 .175 Woods Jackie DL 41 7 .171 Clouston Merv SKL 55 9 .164 Kelsey Leo SCB 67 11 .164 Oliphant Don NB 40 6 .150 Ferry Bob NB 49 7 .143 O'Brien Harry SKL 59 8 .136 Bentley Roy DL 39 4 .103 Source : Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, September 11,1948 NB=North Battleford Beavers, DL=Delisle Commodores, CO=Colonsay Monarchs, SKC=Saskatoon Cubs, SKL=Saskatoon Legion, VC=Viscount Royals


SOUTHERN LEAGUE (SASKATCHEWAN)

Gus Kyle of the Regina Caps batted .552 to easily capture the1948 batting title in the Southern League. Kyle finished more than 120 points ahead of the runner-up, teammate Frank Smith, at .429.  Elmer Ekdahl of Weyburn was third with a .419 mark.

Veterans Ralph Hogg of Weyburn Beavers and Frank Germann of the Notre Dame Hounds were the leading hurlers, both finishing with 4-0, won-lost records.  Hogg completed all four of his starts, while German tossed complete games in four of five starting assignments.  Elmer Torgeson of the Moose Jaw Oilmen won the most games, five.  Torgeson and Aubrey Downton of Wilcox appeared in the most games, 10.  (Data from Regina Leader Post)

 

Average : Gus Kyle RGC - .552  
Hits : Kyle RGC - 37 SOUTHERN LEAGUE FINAL G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT Kyle Gus RGC 67 23 37 .552 Smith Frank RGC 42 5 18 .429 Ekdahl Elmer WY 31 8 13 .419 Wilder Les WY 84 16 35 .417 Nutzhorn Ray MJC 34 4 13 .382 Brown Norm ND 71 20 27 .380 Mearns Lefty RGR 32 3 12 .375 Germann Frank ND 63 15 23 .365 Shupe Gayle WY 81 21 28 .346 Clements Brownie WX 38 3 13 .342 Source : Regina Leader-Post, August 8, 1848 Wins : Elmer Torgeson M99 - 5 Won-Lost Pct : Ralph Hogg WY, Frank Germann ND - 4-0, 1.000 Games : Torgeson M99, Aubrey Downton WX - 10 Games Started : Torgeson M99, Cliff Harrison RGR - 8 Complete Games : Five tied with 6
SOUTHERN LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA Torgeson Elmer M99 10 8 6 5 3 .625 Hogg Ralph WY 4 4 4 4 0 1.000 Germann Frank ND 5 5 4 4 0 1.000 Thorseth Cy LIB 7 7 5 4 2 .667 Woolley Lloyd RGC 9 7 6 4 3 .571 Shupe Gayle WY 7 7 3 4 3 .571 Downton Aubrey WX 10 7 6 4 5 .444 Lauer Lefty RGC 4 3 3 3 0 1.000 Buttgereit Walter WX 7 6 4 3 2 .600 Kerley Dick ND 5 4 2 3 2 .600 Torgenrud Mel WY 8 6 6 3 3 .500 Arnold Ross LIB 9 7 6 3 4 .429 Gerein Chris RGC 3 3 1 2 0 1.000 Vogt Al RGC 2 2 2 2 0 1.000 Grossman Johnny MJC 2 2 2 2 0 1.000 Terry Dick RCG 2 2 1 2 0 1.000 Huck Cy ND 6 2 2 2 1 .667 Inkster Gord M99 3 2 1 1 0 1.000 Greenman George M99 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 Kirkpatrick Jim WX 1 1 1 1 0 1.000 Hoag Lloyd(Dude) ND 2 2 1 1 0 1.000 Olmstead Bert M99 2 2 2 1 1 .500 Foster Athol RGR 2 2 1 1 1 .500 Covert Keith WY 4 2 2 1 1 .500 Compton Lloyd MJC 5 4 3 1 2 .333 Reynoldson John MJC 5 4 2 1 3 .250 Harrison Cliff RGR 9 8 4 1 5 .167 Silverman RGC 1 0 1 0 0 .000 Montgomery RGR 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Wintermute LIB 1 0 0 0 0 .000 McNabb LIB 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Drew George WX 2 1 0 0 0 .000 Sabo Lou MJC 3 1 1 0 1 .000 Devine Don M99 5 3 1 0 1 .000 Kohlstedt Art M99 2 2 1 0 1 .000 Naka Tony M99 1 0 0 0 1 .000 Erfle Albert M99 1 1 1 0 1 .000 Evenson Denny LIB 1 1 0 0 1 .000 Johnson LIB 1 1 1 0 1 .000 Devine Jack MJC 4 2 2 0 2 .000 Harrison Red RGR 2 1 1 0 2 .000 Dombowsky Hugo ND 2 2 1 0 2 .000 Straub Art MJC 6 5 2 0 5 .000 McCleneglan Ralph RGR 8 5 4 0 5 .000 Pitching statistics compiled from game-by-game reports, as published
in the Regina Leader Post RGC = Regina Caps, WY = Weyburn Beavers, MJC = Moose Jaw Canucks,
ND = Notre Dame Hounds, RGR = Regina Red Sox, WX = Wilcox Cardinals,
M99 = Moose Jaw Purity 99, LIB = Liberty Eagles


BIG FOUR INTER-CITY LEAGUE 

Calgary Buffaloes playing manager Jimmy Gibson has won the batting title for the1948 Big Four Inter-City League. Gibson's final mark of .373 was nearly 20 points ahead of the runner-up, Bill Price of Edmonton Eskimos.  Price topped the league in hits, 100, and was second in stolen bases, with 42.  Ernie Choukalos of Purity was third in the batting race, at .345. 

Archie Wilder of Purity crushed 11 home runs to lead the sluggers.  Gibson was tops in doubles, with 20. Des O'Connor of the Buffs led in runs scored, 74, and triples, 7.  Babe Work of the Buffaloes and Ernie Beland of Purity tied for the most RBI, each with 59.  Tony Chulla again led in steals, with 54.

Jerry Seaman of the Edmonto Eskimos was the top hurler, tying Eddie Belter of Edmonton Eskimos for the most wins, 12, and leading in winning percentage, .857. Lloyd Bradley of Calgary Buffaloes was close behind with an 11-3 record. Belter was tops in games started, 17, and complete games, 15. Jack Stover of the Calgary Buffaloes appeared in the most games, 23.

 

AVE : Gibson CGB - .373 
RUNS : O'Connor CGB - 74 
HITS : Price EDE - 100 
2B : Gibson CGB - 20 
3B : O'Connor CGB - 7 
HR : Wilder C99 - 11 
RBI : Work CGB, Beland C99 - 59 
SB : Chulla EDC - 54 
BIG FOUR INTER-CITY               G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR SB  BB SO RBI   PCT
Gibson Jimmy CGB                 65 241  54  90  20     5 10         53  .373
Price Bill EDE                   65 285  64 100  13  6  4 42         29  .351
Choukalos Ernie C99              54 197  27  68         9            33  .345
Brockie Dave EDE                 51 223  41  76  15     2 27         31  .341
Beland Ernie C99                 63 261  58  88  13  3  7            59  .337
Wilder Archie C99                35 128  32  43        11            28  .336
McLellan Greg CGB                45 169  32  55   6     9            31  .325
Johnston Cliff EDC/EDE           43 134  16  43                      22  .321
Gorbous Glen C99                 34 135  28  43         4            22  .319
Noon Dick C99                    56 218  36  69  12     4            41  .317
Stevenson Doug EDC               68 239  28  74  11       11         32  .310
Enjaian Ray EDC                  48 194  25  60  10                  22  .309
Morris Eddie EDE                 62 234  49  72  15     7 16         40  .308
Bailey Clarence EDC              42 141  14  43   8                      .305
Work Babe CGB                    67 272  41  82  15     9            59  .301
Mellbye Clarence EDE             38 110  11  33                          .300
Samis Ken EDE                    52 184  31  55   6       11         29  .299
O'Connor Des CGB                 68 269  74  80  12  7  5 20         23  .297
Buono Gus EDC                    38 121  13  36   8                      .298
Lane Doug EDC                    63 228  31  67                          .294
Mori Carl CGB                    68 274  33  80  11     7            37  .292
Bradley Lloyd CGB                65 238  41  69   8  5  4 14         24  .290
Morgan Ralph EDE                 68 277  31  80  16  5               34  .289
Lowe Jimmy C99                   68 257  40  74  16     7 20         36  .288
Gonzales Frank EDE               70 275  49  77  13  6  5            49  .280
Gully Walt C99                   69 290  55  79  11  4  7 13         39  .272
Maze Tony C99                    40 111  23  30         5            26  .270
Clovechok Andy EDC               63 220  26  59   7                  22  .268
Morris Charlie CGB               52 165  22  44   8                  24  .267
Seaman Jerry EDE                 46 125  30  33         2 14         21  .264
Huckabay Woody C99               61 276  44  72   9                      .261
Stroulger Charlie CGB            69 264  38  68  13  3    11         28  .258
Perani Gene EDE                  69 252  38  64  18       10         26  .254
Weaver Bing C99                  40 128  16  32                          .250
            Printed Aug 13
Kanik Joe C99                    28  63   8  22                          .349
Mills Lefty C99                  28  72  11  25                          .347
Canepa Ray EDC                   60 206  30  52         4 10         27  .252
Petrunia George CGB              33  92  10  23                          .250
McGill Jack EDE                  60 229  33  57  10       19         22  .249
Superstein Albert EDC            38 129  16  32      5    20             .248
Pope Jimmy CGB                   26  81  10  20                          .247
Belter Ed Lefty EDE              26  72   7  17                          .236
Chulla Tony EDC                  68 248  54  56      6    54             .226
Bartlett Tom EDC                 63 224  34  48   7       19             .214
McDonald Don C99                 52 189  22  39   6                      .206
Stewart Ken C99                  33 137  13  26                          .190
Source : Calgary Herald, August 20,1948
CGB=Calgary Buffaloes, C99=Calgary Purity, EDD=Edmonton Cubs, EDE=Edmonton Eskimos

GAMES: Stover CGB - 23 
STARTED : Belter EDE - 17 
COMPLETE : Belter EDE - 15 
WINS : Belter, Seaman EDE - 12 
PCT : Seaman EDE, 12-2 - .857 

BIG FOUR INTER-CITY          G GS CG   W  L   PCT   IP   H   R ER  BB  SO HB WP   ERA
Seaman Jerry EDE            17 11 10  12  2  .857
Bradley Lloyd CGB           16 14 14  11  3  .786
Maze Tony C99               19 15 14  11  5  .688
Belter Ed EDE               20 17 15  12  6  .667
Carpenter John C99          16 16 14  10  5  .667
Brousseau Bob CGB           14 13  5   8  4  .667
Purvis Al EDC               11 10  5   5  3  .625
Mills Jack Lefty C99        19 14 10   9  6  .600
Hawkey Morrie EDC           16 14 11   7  5  .583
Morris Charlie CGB          17 14 11   8  6  .571
Kershaw Ernie C99            7  7  6   4  3  .571
Mellbye Clarence EDE        14 13 13   7  6  .538
Trann Milt EDE/EDC          14  0  0   3  3  .500
Younie Pete CGB/EDC         10  5  3   2  2  .500
Slowinski Eddie C99          3  2  1   1  1  .500
Callihan Harold EDE          3  1  0   1  1  .500
Sullivan Leo EDC            11  9  6   3  4  .429
Stover Jack CGB             23 14  6   5  7  .417
Kelly Harold EDC            12 10  6   4  6  .400
Peters Dick EDC             10  5  2   2  3  .400
Kanik Joe C99               15 11  6   5  8  .385
Darrah Doug EDE             18 16  9   6 11  .353
Moresi Bob CGB               7  4  3   2  4  .333
Jones Lefty EDC              6  3  2   1  2  .333
Prouty Jerry EDE/EDC         6  6  1   1  3  .250
Treseder Glen EDC            6  6  4   1  4  .200
Callihan Vern EDC/EDE       13  7  4   1  6  .143
Hunter Forest EDC/EDE       14 10  4   1 11  .083
O`Neill Mike EDE             2  2  0   0  0  .000
Simon Don EDE                2  1  0   0  0  .000
Adams Wayne EDE              1  1  0   0  0  .000
Kusyk  EDC                   1  1  0   0  0  .000
Morris Eddie EDE             3  0  0   0  0  .000
Fort Donald EDC              2  0  0   0  0  .000
Brown  C99                   1  0  0   0  0  .000
Harney Laurel EDC            1  0  0   0  0  .000
Howell Neil C99              4  2  0   0  1  .000
Cameron Larry C99            3  2  1   0  1  .000
Morgan Ralph EDE             7  1  1   0  1  .000
Gunther Newt CGB             1  1  0   0  1  .000
Stobo  EDC                   1  1  0   0  1  .000
Yurchak Steve CGB            1  1  0   0  1  .000
Choukalos Ernie C99          4  2  2   0  2  .000
Gibson Jimmy CGB            11  3  3   0  5  .000

Source :  Box scores, game reports


MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE

The Winnipeg Tribune reported :

Versatile Terry Sawchuk, of hockey fame, is the 1948 batting champion of the Manitoba Senior Baseball league.  The transplanted first sacker of the Elmwood Giants clouted the ball for a mark of .376 in 27 games he took part to top the circuit by a wide margin.

Sawchuk, moved from first to third base, was at the plate 100 times and smacked out 41 safeties.

Closest rivals for Sawchuk's scalp, were two Brandon colored players. Thad Christopher, Greys backstop, was the runner up with .333, followed by Bus Quinn with .323.  Other .300 hitters were Dave McConachy, Elmwood .316, Rollie Bouchard, Winnipeg Reos, .307 and Coney Williams, Brandon, .304.  McRae also hit .300 but only took part in eleven games.  The averages of players taking part in 10 or more games follow:  (Winnipeg Tribune, August 23,1948)

Armando Vasquez of Brandon was top hurler during league play with a perfect 7-0 record. Teammate Jack Sinclair also won 7 games, dropping three decisions.  Over-all, in league, tournament, exhibition and playoff games, Steve Wylie of the Greys was the ace with a 13-1 record.

 

Average : Terry Sawchuk EL - .376  
Hits : Sawchuk EL - 41
Runs : Steve Clarke BR - 38 MANITOBA SENIOR FINAL G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT Sawchuk Terry EL 27 109 22 41 .376 Christopher Thad BR 26 90 15 30 .333 Quinn Bus BR 28 102 26 33 .324 McConachy Dave EL 20 76 9 24 .316 Bouchard Rollie WRE 22 75 8 23 .307 Williams Coney BR 29 112 27 34 .304 McRae Don EL 11 30 10 9 .300 Slater Don ANA 18 58 6 17 .293 Cabrera Rafe BR 23 87 15 25 .287 Desjardin Larry WRE 12 28 1 8 .286 Ireton Tom WRE 21 70 6 20 .286 Raleigh Jack ANA 26 100 8 28 .280 Ceretti Bill ANA 13 29 3 8 .276 Vicars Jack ANA 22 80 14 22 .275 Lowe Ian BR 34 134 29 36 .269 Clarke Steve BR 34 137 38 36 .263 Truelove Ken BR 10 27 5 7 .259 Letourneau Ralph WRE 24 94 25 24 .255 Bentley Tom ANA 21 72 15 18 .250 Ryan James WRE 23 93 23 23 .247 Leier Eddie EL 30 126 19 31 .246 Murray George EL 17 57 13 14 .246 Reynoldson Ron BR 13 41 4 10 .244 Warwick Jack EL 18 74 11 18 .243 Hansford Bob ANA 19 66 8 16 .242 Ketcher Tom EL 23 97 17 23 .237 Antoniak Bill WRE 26 89 14 21 .236 Shanks Jim ANA 21 73 9 17 .233 McKay Gerry BR 31 117 15 27 .231 Smith Harold EL 29 113 15 25 .221 Gustafson Hugh EL 19 69 7 15 .217 Merlevede Gus WRE 28 112 14 24 .214 Tascona Tony BR 31 108 27 23 .213 Madden Kev ANA 16 48 4 10 .208 Lawson Don WRE 25 100 16 20 .200 Kearney Pat ANA 22 74 4 14 .189 McNeill ANA 16 59 2 11 .186 Watkins Frank BR 20 73 5 13 .178 Popeil Joe WRE 26 91 15 16 .176 Brown Murray WRE 24 95 10 16 .168 Mathesius Bob WRE 13 24 2 4 .167 Drake Solly EL 12 50 7 8 .160 Whitehill Jack WRE 17 47 3 6 .128 Johnson Mel EL 11 26 5 3 .115 Sinclair Jack BR 13 33 5 3 .091 Wylie Steve BR 11 34 8 2 .059 Source : Winnipeg Tribune, August 23,1948 (First names added through additional research in the Winnipeg Free Press) * Published averages were out slightly (given the hits and at bats
shown) on several players) -- Quinn was shown at .323, Cabrera at .285, Ceretti .273, Lowe
.268, Clark .267, Ryan .246, and Reynoldson .239. 
* The Tribune article made no mention of pitching statistics. It is known for Brandon that Steve Wylie finished at 12-1 in league, exhibition and tournaments, Bus Quinn 10-1, Jack Sinclair 10-5, Frank Watkins 8-1, Ron Reynoldson 6-3, Al Truelove 5-2, Bob Russell 2-1, Lorne Cook 1-0, Hal Price 1-0, Ken Truelove 1-2. Wins : Vasquez Armando BR & Sinclair BR - 7 Games Started : Sinclair BR - 10 Complete Games : Sinclair BR - 7 MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA Vasquez, Armando BR 7 5 5 7 0 1.000 a Sinclair, Jack BR 11 10 7 7 3 .700 Truelove, Al BR 6 4 4 4 1 .800 Lawson, Don WRE 7 5 4 4 2 .667 Johnson, Mel EL 11 7 5 4 3 .571 Wylie, Steve BR 7 5 4 3 1 .750 Mathesius, Bob WRE 11 5 2 3 3 .500 Desjardin, Larry WRE 10 9 5 3 3 .500 Laroque, Hank ANA 7 3 1 2 0 1.000 Merlevede, Geo WRE 4 2 1 2 0 1.000 Reynoldson, Ron BR 7 4 2 2 1 .667 Bohunicky, Steve EL 5 3 2 2 1 .667 Nicholson, Bill WRE 7 5 1 2 2 .500 Parsons, Frank EL 7 3 2 2 3 .400 England, Gord ANA 6 5 4 2 4 .333 Cook, Lorne BR 1 1 1 1 0 1.000 Truelove, Ken BR 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 Halloran, Bob EL 1 1 1 1 0 1.000 Mattson, Carl EL 1 1 1 1 0 1.000 Reeves, Ken ANA 6 2 1 1 1 .500 Walker, Barney WRE 2 2 2 1 1 .500 Dean, Dick EL 5 5 1 1 2 .333 Guly, Frank ANA 8 2 0 1 3 .250 Hainstock, ANA 6 5 1 1 3 .250 Price, Hal EL 6 5 5 1 5 .167 Guest, Mort EL 3 1 0 0 0 .000 Cabrera, Rafe BR 1 1 0 0 0 .000 Gordon, BR 1 1 0 0 0 .000 Bouchard, Rollie WRE 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Matthews, ANA 1 1 0 0 0 .000 Mestry, Johnny EL 4 2 0 0 1 .000 Watkins, Frank BR 2 2 1 0 1 .000 Douglas, Ian EL 2 1 0 0 1 .000 Russell, Bob BR 1 1 0 0 1 .000 Dunsmore, Fred ANA 1 1 1 0 1 .000 Schwartz, EL 1 1 0 0 1 .000 Hind, Terry ANA 5 2 2 0 2 .000 McManus, Johnny WRE 2 2 2 0 2 .000 Halloran, WRE 2 0 0 0 2 .000 McNabb, Earl ANA 6 5 2 0 5 .000 * Pitching statistics compiled from game-by-game reports as reported in the Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg Free Press & Brandon Sun (a) Played under the name Bus Quinn MANITOBA ALL GAMES G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA Wylie, Steve BR 16 14 13 13 1 .929 Sinclair, Jack BR 17 16 13 11 5 .688 Vasquez, Armando BR 11 9 9 10 1 .909 Watkins, Frank BR 13 10 9 8 2 .800 Truelove, Al BR 8 6 5 5 2 .714 Reynoldson, Ron BR 13 9 7 5 3 .625 Price, Hal EL/BR 12 10 10 4 7 .364 Cook, Lorne BR 1 1 1 1 0 1.000 Truelove, Ken BR 5 3 0 1 2 .333 Cabrera, Rafe BR 1 1 0 0 0 .000 Gordon, BR 1 1 0 0 0 .000 Russell, Bob BR 5 2 0 0 1 .000 * League, exhibition, tournament, & playoff games * Pitching statistics compiled from game-by-game reports as reported in the Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg Free Press & Brandon Sun EL=Elmwood, BR=Brandon, REOS=Winnipeg Reos, ANA=Army,Navy & Air Force


INTERCOUNTY BASEBALL LEAGUE

Auggie Herchentratter finished with a .369 mark, just ahead of Evon's .367.  John Bain of Kitchener finished third at .345.  Bain had the most hits, 52.  

Pat Boehmer of Kitchener was the leading hurler with a 9-2 record.

 

Average : Herchenratter WAT - .369  
Hits : Bain Johnny KR - 52
Home Runs : Carruth George BRS, McGraw Butch STR - 5
RBI : Evon Russ LDN, McGratton Tom BRS - 28
Stolen Bases : Flick Bill STR - 16
INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT Herchenratter Auggie WAT .369 Evon Russ LDN 10 23 .367 Bain Johnny KR .345 Martin Clare WAT .345 Flick Billy STR McGratton Tom BRS 23
Source : Toronto Star, August 24,1948, Intercounty Record Book Wins : Boehmer KR, Bricker Cy WAT - 9 Won-Lost Pct : Boehmer KR - .818 Strikeouts : Bricker WAT - 76 INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA Boehmer Pat KR 9 2 .818 Source : Intercounty Record Book

BRS=Brantford Red Sox, GT=Galt Terriers, GU=Guelph Maple Leafs,
KR=Kitchener Legion Panthers, STR=Stratford Nationals, WAT=Waterloo Tigers


SLOCAN-NAKUSP LEAGUE

Year-end statistics were made available in the Arrow Lakes News (Nakusp) for just two of the five teams - Nakusp and New Denver.  Tamo Takenaka topped the New Denver hitters with a .486 average and led in both runs, 17, and stolen bases, 22. Mas (Cuke) Yamada was the runner-up with a .429 mark. 

For Nakusp, Ken Highland sported a .571 average but did not acquire enough at bats to qualify for the team batting title. That went to Fred Desrochers who batted .432, besting Otto Yanagisawa, at .414.

SLOCAN-NAKUSP LEAGUE           GP  AB  R   H 2B 3B HR SB CS  PCT
New Denver
Takanaka Tamo NDR               8  35 17              22    .486
Yamada Mas NDR                  7  28 12               4    .429
Hayashi Kuts NDR                8  35 13               5    .371
Avison Andy NDR                 8  36 12               2    .333
Butler Robert NDR               4   9  3               4    .333
Crellin Dave NDR                8  38 12               4    .316
Tippie C.Ray NDR                3  10  3               1    .300
Thring Walt NDR                 5  21  6               1    .286
Kiyono Shig NDR                 5  19  5               5    .263
Pearson Tommy NDR               6  19  5               0    .263
Tateishi Jimmy NDR              4  14  2               0    .143
Kato G. NDR                     2   7  1               0    .143
Saruyama W. NDR                 3   8  1               0    .125
Nakusp
Highland Ken NAK                   14  8                    .571
Desrochers Fred NAK                37 16                    .432
Yanagisawa Otto NAK                29 12                    .414
Hoshizaki Kaz NAK                  41 15                    .366
Couling Herb NAK                   18  6                    .333
Olson Del NAK                      27  9                    .333
Tsuruda Bob NAK                    35 11                    .314
Desrochers Fred NAK                30  9                    .300
Yoshida Barin NAK                  34 10                    .294
Kerr Rod NAK                       27  7                    .259
Johnson Fred NAK                   21  4                    .190
White Reggie NAK                    6  1                    .167
Source :  Arrow Lakes News, September 16,1948


OKANAGAN VALLEY INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE

The only statistics available are the hitting stats for Penticton which showed infielder Bill Nicholson as the top hitter with an even .300 average in 80 at bats.

OKANAGAN VALLEY INT. LEAGUE    AB  R   H 2B 3B HR SB  BB  SO RBI   PCT
PENTICTON ONLY
Nicholson Bill PEN             80 19  24  3  1  2 10   7  25  10  .300
Cox E. PEN                     20  4   6  0  0  0  0   0   4   5  .300
Baker Clair PEN                75 10  22  1  0  0  6   6   5   9  .293
Moore Wally PEN                58  8  16  0  2  0  6   8   8   3  .276
Drossos Nick PEN               48  6  13  1  0  0  1   4  14   7  .271
Mathers Jack PEN               16  2   4  1  0  0  1   2   0   3  .250
Russell Bud PEN                63 14  15  1  1  0  2  12  26  12  .238
Drossos T.(Sambo) PEN          71 15  16  2  1  0  4   7   8  12  .225
Kaines W. PEN                   9  1   2  0  0  0  0   1   5   0  .222
Raptis Bill PEN                73 17  16  0  1  0  6   8  25   7  .219
Kincaid Jack PEN               55  9  11  1  0  0  7   4   9   3  .200
Dagg R.C. PEN                   5  2   1  0  0  0  0   1   2   1  .200
Gunn W. PEN                    66  3  13  2  0  0  3   5  14  12  .197
Hammond R.R. PEN               16  1   3  0  0  0  0   2   2   1  .188
Ryan Fred PEN                   6  0   0  0  0  0  0   1   3   0  .000
Source : Penticton Herald, July 29, 1948
    


BC INTERIOR LEAGUE

The only statistics available for the BC Interior League were the batting marks for the Kamloops Legion.


    
BC INTERIOR LEAGUE             GP  AB  R   H RBI   PCT
ONLY KAMLOOPS LEGION
Morton Bob KLL 10 29 10 .345
MacDonald Norm KLL 7 25 8 .320
Maralia Harry KLL 12 47 15 .319
Ottem Ray KLL 11 41 12 .293
Glover Jack KLL 10 18 5 .278
Mayson Ash KLL 9 35 9 .257
Marriott G.S. KLL 10 40 10 .250
Shepherd W. KLL 8 20 4 .200
MacKenzie Hec KLL 10 27 5 .185
Ottem Mel KLL 5 11 2 .182
Johnson Wilf KLL 12 38 6 .158
MacDonald Bill KLL 9 29 4 .138
Marriott Bill KLL 12 41 5 .122
Williams Al KLL 1 1 0 .000


NORTH OKANAGAN MAINLINE LEAGUE

Johnny Garay topped the hitters on the Kamloops CYO nine finishing with a .535 average in nine games.

NORTH OKANAGAN MAINLINE LEAGUE GP  AB  R   H 2B 3B HR SB CSRBI   PCT
Garay Johnny KLC                9  43     23                    .535
Hornsby Maury KLC               8  32     14                    .438
Wyse George KLC                 5  16      7                    .438
Egely Ollie KLC                 9  35     15                    .429
McQuarrie Gordon KLC            8  34     13                    .382
Haywood Johnny KLC              7  28     10                    .357
Garay Eddie KLC                 5  20      7                    .350
McArthur Charles KLC            6  18      6                    .333
Francis Harry KLC               8  32     10                    .313
Weisbeck J. KLC                 2  10      3                    .300
MacKay Ross KLC                 8  31      9                    .290
Prehara Paul KLC                7  14      4                    .286
Schall Bill KLC                 7  36     10                    .278
Bregolisse Gordon KLC           6  18      2                    .111
Source :   Kamloops Sentinel, July 25, 1948
    


COMOX DISTRICT BASEBALL LEAGUE

Catcher Andy Telosky of the Campbell River Athletics captured the 1948 batting title in the Comox District Baseball League with a .420 average in 81 at bats. Cumberland Robins centre-fielder Henry Watson was the runner-up, hitting an even .400. Another catcher, Paul Pezel of the Cumberland Cubs was third, at .370, edging Alex Annand of the Courtenay Young Liberals by two points. Spit Quinn of the Liberals rounded out the top five with a .364 mark. Quinn was the league's top hurler winning eight while dropping just one. Gordon Pratt of the Comox Valley Tigers had the most decisions, 12, winning six and losing six.

COMOX DISTRICT LEAGUE           GP  AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
Telosky Andy CRC                    81      34                      .420
Watson Henry CUR                    70      28                      .400
Pezel Paul CUC                      81      30                      .370
Annand Alex CYL                     68      25                      .368
Quinn Spit CYL                      55      20                      .364
Conti Thomas(Ty) CUH                61      22                      .361
Haramboure Johnny CRC               89      31                      .348
Rawlinson/Rallison Billy CUC        87      30                      .345
Downey Ray CYL                      64      22                      .344
Ellis Gordon(Corky) CUC             85      29                      .341
Courtenay Young Liberals
Annand Alex CYL                     68      25                      .368
Quinn Spit CYL                      55      20                      .364
Downey Ray CYL                      64      22                      .344
Downey Dick CYL                     78      25                      .321
Moore Bill CYL                      78      25                      .321
McKenzie Lyle CYL                   88      28                      .318
Korsa CYL                           18       5                      .278
Thatcher Fred CYL                   55      14                      .255
Orr Fred CYL                        84      21                      .250
Chalmers Junior CYL                 68      14                      .206
Moore Roy CYL                       81      15                      .185
Strachan Angie CYL                  21       3                      .143
McLoughlin/McLaughlin Roy CYL       33       4                      .121
McIvor/McIver Bob CYL               15       1                      .067
Comox Valley Tigers
Reid G. COM                          3       1                      .333
Reid Dave COM                       26       8                      .308
Hawkins John COM                    73      20                      .274
Woods Earl COM                      60      16                      .267
Vesterback Gus COM                  38      10                      .263
Matthews Dan COM                    44      11                      .250
Pratt Gordon COM                    38       9                      .237
Smith Jack COM                      36       8                      .222
Janes Don COM                       67      14                      .209
Janes Woody COM                     60      11                      .183
Snyder Bill COM                     34       6                      .176
Metcalfe Red COM                    63      11                      .175
Hendra Denny COM                    57       9                      .158
Cumberland Cubs
Pezel Paul CUC                      81      30                      .370
Rawlinson/Rallison Billy CUC        87      30                      .345
Ellis Gordon(Corky) CUC             85      29                      .341
Moncrief W. CUC                     44      15                      .341
Younger Jack CUC                    83      28                      .337
Brown Jimmy CUC                     81      26                      .321
Galleazi Buck CUC                   87      26                      .299
Pavlik Joe P CUC                    16       4                      .250
Stockand Sam CUC                    58      14                      .241
Bono F. CUC                         63      15                      .238
Pratt Ronnie CUC                    30       5                      .167
Murphy G. CUC                       43       6                      .140
Pisto Fred CUC                      25       3                      .120
Boyd Charlie CUC                    29       2                      .069
Campbell River Athletics
Telosky Andy CRC                    81      34                      .420
Haramboure Johnny CRC               89      31                      .348
Morrison Ian  CRC                   80      26                      .325
Marshall Smoothy CRC                79      22                      .278
Patenaude CRC                       18       5                      .278
Grant T. CRC                        69      19                      .275
Thulin CRC                          59      16                      .271
Turcotte CRC                        23       6                      .261
Marshall Dunc CRC                   40      10                      .250
Calnan Horance CRC                  68      15                      .221
McPhedran CRC                       13       2                      .154
McDonald CRC                        60       7                      .117
Cumberland Hawks
Coe Les CUH                         33      15                      .455
James G. CUH                         7       3                      .429
Conti Thomas(Ty) CUH                61      22                      .361
Frelone R. CUH                      49      15                      .306
McKay CUH                           27       8                      .296
Richardson Leroy CUH                61      15                      .246
James R.  CUH                       49      12                      .245
Sommerville L. CUH                  46      11                      .239
Tobacco Jim CUH                     17       4                      .235
Bono P. CUH                         54      11                      .204
Bono V. CUH                         35       7                      .200
Shillito CUH                        10       2                      .200
Weir E. CUH                         71      12                      .169
Carrigan E. CUH                     56       8                      .143
Mitchell Nick P CUH                 41       5                      .122
Cumberland Robins
Watson Henry CUR                    70      28                      .400
Davis Yenna CUR                     75      25                      .333
Bannerman John-Earl CUR             88      29                      .330
Murlak M. CUR                       84      27                      .321
James CUR                           64      20                      .313
Hunden B. CUR                       73      21                      .288
Bannderman Leland CUR               47      13                      .277
Ellis Jimmy CUR                     41      11                      .268
Hutton CUR                          78      17                      .218
Hunt CUR                            80      17                      .213
Marocchi J. CUR                     10       2                      .200
Scavarda Charlie  CUR               37       7                      .189
Woods Earl  CUR                     32       4                      .125
Baird Doug CUR                      22       0                      .000
Source :  Comox Valley Free Press, August 26, 1948
    
COMOX DISTRICT LEAGUE           W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  BB  SO    ERA
Quinn Spit CYL                  8  1  .889
Younger Jack CUC                5  1  .833
Boyd Charlie CUC                4  1  .800
Haramboure John CRC             4  1  .800
Davis Yenna CUR                 3  1  .750
Marshall Smoothy CRC            3  1  .750
Morrison Ian CRC                6  4  .600
Reid Dave COM                   3  2  .600
Bono Double CUH                 2  2  .500
Scavarda Charlie CUR            3  3  .500
Pratt Gordon COM                6  6  .500
Ellis Jimmy CUR                 2  4  .333
Baird Doug CUR                  2  4  .333
Mitchell Nick CUH               3  8  .273
Pratt Ron CUC                   3  4  .429
Annand Alex CYL                 1  5  .167
Source :  Comox Valley Free Press, August 26, 1948
COM=Comox Valley Tigers, CRC=Campbell River Athletics,CUC=Cumberland Cubs, CUH=Cumerland Hawks,
CUR=Cumberland Robins, CYL=Courtenay Young Liberals


VICTORIA SENIOR AMATEUR LEAGUE

Bill Prior was the man in the spotlight as the Victoria Baseball Association released the final statistics for the 1948 season. The ace right-hander of Ben's Bombers not only topped the loop in pitching. with a 9-1 record and 2.44 ERA, he also captured the batting title, hitting .364, as he played every position except right field for ther pennant-winners. Prior also led the circuit with four home runs and 52 total bases. He tied with Len French of Pitzer & Nex for the most doubles, 8. Mel and Chester Padgett of the Navy nine, finished second and third in the batting race with marks of .361 and .357. Chester had the most runs batted in, 22, while Bernie Anderson of the Eagles had the most hits, 33, and led in stolen bases, with 25. Art Worth of the Boosters was the league's strikeout king with 131 in 119 innings of work. He also led in walks with 119

Average : Prior VBB - .364 
Runs : Anerson VIE, Evans VIE - 34
Hits : Anderson VIE - 33
Doubles : Prior VBB, French VPN - 8
Triples : Four tied - 3
Home Runs : Prior VBB - 4
Total Bases : Prior VBB - 52
RBI : Chester Padgett VIN - 22
Stolen Bases : Anderson VIE - 25
VICTORIA SENIOR AMATEUR LEAGUE  GP  AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
Prior Bill VBB                      77  24  28                  20  .364
Padgett Mel VIN                     61  14  22                  12  .361
Padgett Chester VIN                 70  17  25                  22  .357
Hodges Clint VIB                    55   7  19                  14  .345
Anderson Bernie VIE                 96  34  33                  21  .344
Walker Jack VBB                     86  25  29                  15  .337
Wright Rookie VBB                   99  22  32                  14  .323   *
Langlois Ed VIN                     51  11  16                  19  .314
Harford Jim VIB                    102  18  31                  14  .304
Reynolds Bill VPN                   89  15  27                  12  .303
Taylor Gar VIE                      77  22  23                  10  .299
Lowe Dave VIB                       82  12  24                   9  .293
John Jimmy VPN                      79  20  23                   9  .291
Duz Al VBB                          72  14  20                  19  .278
Charlton Glen VPN                   65  13  18                   7  .277
Bertrand Del VPN-VIE                55  11  15                  13  .273
Evans Verne VIE                     93  34  25                  11  .269
Worth Art VIB                      106  19  28                  10  .264
Thompson Wally VBB                  86  24  22                  12  .256
Davies Stan VIE                     76  13  19                  14  .250
* Newspaper showed 29 hits, but 32 needed for average shown.
  Source : Victoria Daily Times, September 1, 1948
  VBB=Ben's Bombers, VIB=Boosters, VIE=Eagles, VIN=Navy, VPN=Pitzer & Nex

Wins : Prior VBB - 9 
Winning Pct : Prior VBB - .900
ERA : Prior VBB - 2.44
Strikeouts : Worth VIB - 131
Innings : Worth VIB - 119
VICTORIA SENIOR AMATEUR LEAGUE  W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  BB  SO    ERA
Prior Bill VBB                  9  1  .900  70  34  24  45 113   2.44
Scroggs Frank VBB               5  1  .833  61  46  27  42  51   3.10
Worrell Jeff VIN                7  2  .778  92 108  59  17  86   3.13
Worth Art VIB                   6  8  .429 119  95 100 119 131   4.92
Tudor Moe VPN                   3  4  .429  49  38  40  43  57   3.31
Davies Stan VIE                 4  7  .364  74  76  76  69  55   4.99
MacArthur Murray VPN-VIE        2  5  .286  74  70  66  80  67   7.66
McLellan Rosy VPN               1  4  .200  55  70  49  26  36   4.25
Evans Don VIN                   1  4  .200  55  81  55  33  42   5.40
MacAthur Grant VPN              1  5  .167  34  38  44  35  31   7.15
Source : Victoria Daily Times, September 1, 1948
VBB=Ben's Bombers, VIB=Boosters, VIE=Eagles, VIN=Navy, VPN=Pitzer & Nex