1948 Statistics

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
1948 S&DL Bentley Max DL 74 34 .459
1948 S&DL Dean Roy NB 62 24 .387
1948 S&DL Turner Jack VC 44 17 .386
1948 S&DL Meredith Matt NB 71 27 .380
1948 S&DL Dean Les NB 39 14 .359
1948 S&DL Deask Don NB 71 25 .352
1948 S&DL Dean Elton NB 60 21 .350
1948 S&DL Hamilton R SCB 55 19 .345
1948 S&DL Pendleton Reg CO 63 21 .333
1948 S&DL Farraga Mike VC 46 15 .326
1948 S&DL Maroniuk John DL 34 11 .324
1948 S&DL Hrynkiw Paul CO 41 13 .317
1948 S&DL Marcoux Grant VC 61 19 .311
1948 S&DL Sasseville Bob SKL 70 21 .300
1948 S&DL Nalywako Ed CO 73 21 .288
1948 S&DL Bentley Doug DL 59 17 .288
1948 S&DL Folk Johnny CO 67 19 .284
1948 S&DL Mills Cal SKL 72 20 .278
1948 S&DL Butler Dick DL 54 15 .278
1948 S&DL Grant Don NB 65 18 .277
1948 S&DL Dubyk Mike SCB 44 12 .273
1948 S&DL Johnston Arnold SCB 63 17 .270
1948 S&DL MacKay Dunc SCB 60 16 .267
1948 S&DL Matchett Jack SKL 68 18 .265
1948 S&DL Folk Tony CO 55 14 .255
1948 S&DL Zarchekoff Al SCB 59 15 .254
1948 S&DL Rosher Les CO 72 18 .250
1948 S&DL Modenhauer Roy CO 74 18 .243
1948 S&DL Coffin Lloyd CO 66 16 .242
1948 S&DL Olmstead Bert DL 38 9 .237
1948 S&DL Hanson Lowell CO 52 12 .231
1948 S&DL Sirota Alex VC 36 8 .222
1948 S&DL Bentley Reg DL 61 13 .213
1948 S&DL Novak Bill SKL 60 12 .200
1948 S&DL Senko Ted VC 42 8 .190
1948 S&DL Swick Jules SKL 37 7 .189
1948 S&DL Reider A VC 27 5 .185
1948 S&DL Myhr VC 27 5 .185
1948 S&DL Francis Emile DL 76 14 .184
1948 S&DL Elliott VC 55 10 .182
1948 S&DL McGourlick VC 28 5 .179
1948 S&DL Webster Jerry SCB 57 10 .175
1948 S&DL Bentley Bev DL 63 11 .175
1948 S&DL Woods Jackie DL 41 7 .171
1948 S&DL Clouston Merv SKL 55 9 .164
1948 S&DL Kelsey Leo SCB 67 11 .164
1948 S&DL Oliphant Don NB 40 6 .150
1948 S&DL Ferry Bob NB 49 7 .143
1948 S&DL O'Brien Harry SKL 59 8 .136
1948 S&DL 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
1948 SBL Kyle Gus RGC 67 23 37 .552
1948 SBL Smith Frank RGC 42 5 18 .429
1948 SBL Ekdahl Elmer WY 31 8 13 .419
1948 SBL Wilder Les WY 84 16 35 .417
1948 SBL Nutzhorn Ray MJC 34 4 13 .382
1948 SBL Brown Norm ND 71 20 27 .380
1948 SBL Mearns Lefty RGR 32 3 12 .375
1948 SBL Germann Frank ND 63 15 23 .365
1948 SBL Shupe Gayle WY 81 21 28 .346
1948 SBL 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
1948 SBL Torgeson Elmer M99 10 8 6 5 3 .625
1948 SBL Hogg Ralph WY 4 4 4 4 0 1.000
1948 SBL Germann Frank ND 5 5 4 4 0 1.000
1948 SBL Thorseth Cy LIB 7 7 5 4 2 .667
1948 SBL Woolley Lloyd RGC 9 7 6 4 3 .571
1948 SBL Shupe Gayle WY 7 7 3 4 3 .571
1948 SBL Downton Aubrey WX 10 7 6 4 5 .444
1948 SBL Lauer Lefty RGC 4 3 3 3 0 1.000
1948 SBL Buttgereit Walter WX 7 6 4 3 2 .600
1948 SBL Kerley Dick ND 5 4 2 3 2 .600
1948 SBL Torgenrud Mel WY 8 6 6 3 3 .500
1948 SBL Arnold Ross LIB 9 7 6 3 4 .429
1948 SBL Gerein Chris RGC 3 3 1 2 0 1.000
1948 SBL Vogt Al RGC 2 2 2 2 0 1.000
1948 SBL Grossman Johnny MJC 2 2 2 2 0 1.000
1948 SBL Terry Dick RCG 2 2 1 2 0 1.000
1948 SBL Huck Cy ND 6 2 2 2 1 .667
1948 SBL Inkster Gord M99 3 2 1 1 0 1.000
1948 SBL Greenman George M99 1 0 0 1 0 1.000
1948 SBL Kirkpatrick Jim WX 1 1 1 1 0 1.000
1948 SBL Hoag Lloyd(Dude) ND 2 2 1 1 0 1.000
1948 SBL Olmstead Bert M99 2 2 2 1 1 .500
1948 SBL Foster Athol RGR 2 2 1 1 1 .500
1948 SBL Covert Keith WY 4 2 2 1 1 .500
1948 SBL Compton Lloyd MJC 5 4 3 1 2 .333
1948 SBL Reynoldson John MJC 5 4 2 1 3 .250
1948 SBL Harrison Cliff RGR 9 8 4 1 5 .167
1948 SBL Silverman RGC 1 0 1 0 0 .000
1948 SBL Montgomery RGR 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1948 SBL Wintermute LIB 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1948 SBL McNabb LIB 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1948 SBL Drew George WX 2 1 0 0 0 .000
1948 SBL Sabo Lou MJC 3 1 1 0 1 .000
1948 SBL Devine Don M99 5 3 1 0 1 .000
1948 SBL Kohlstedt Art M99 2 2 1 0 1 .000
1948 SBL Naka Tony M99 1 0 0 0 1 .000
1948 SBL Erfle Albert M99 1 1 1 0 1 .000
1948 SBL Evenson Denny LIB 1 1 0 0 1 .000
1948 SBL Johnson LIB 1 1 1 0 1 .000
1948 SBL Devine Jack MJC 4 2 2 0 2 .000
1948 SBL Harrison Red RGR 2 1 1 0 2 .000
1948 SBL Dombowsky Hugo ND 2 2 1 0 2 .000
1948 SBL Straub Art MJC 6 5 2 0 5 .000
1948 SBL 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
1948  BFIL  Gibson Jimmy CGB                 65 241  54  90  20     5 10         53  .373
1948  BFIL  Price Bill EDE                   65 285  64 100  13  6  4 42         29  .351
1948  BFIL  Choukalos Ernie C99              54 197  27  68         9            33  .345
1948  BFIL  Brockie Dave EDE                 51 223  41  76  15     2 27         31  .341
1948  BFIL  Beland Ernie C99                 63 261  58  88  13  3  7            59  .337
1948  BFIL  Wilder Archie C99                35 128  32  43        11            28  .336
1948  BFIL  McLellan Greg CGB                45 169  32  55   6     9            31  .325
1948  BFIL  Johnston Cliff EDC/EDE           43 134  16  43                      22  .321
1948  BFIL  Gorbous Glen C99                 34 135  28  43         4            22  .319
1948  BFIL  Noon Dick C99                    56 218  36  69  12     4            41  .317
1948  BFIL  Stevenson Doug EDC               68 239  28  74  11       11         32  .310
1948  BFIL  Enjaian Ray EDC                  48 194  25  60  10                  22  .309
1948  BFIL  Morris Eddie EDE                 62 234  49  72  15     7 16         40  .308
1948  BFIL  Bailey Clarence EDC              42 141  14  43   8                      .305
1948  BFIL  Work Babe CGB                    67 272  41  82  15     9            59  .301
1948  BFIL  Mellbye Clarence EDE             38 110  11  33                          .300
1948  BFIL  Samis Ken EDE                    52 184  31  55   6       11         29  .299
1948  BFIL  O'Connor Des CGB                 68 269  74  80  12  7  5 20         23  .297
1948  BFIL  Buono Gus EDC                    38 121  13  36   8                      .298
1948  BFIL  Lane Doug EDC                    63 228  31  67                          .294
1948  BFIL  Mori Carl CGB                    68 274  33  80  11     7            37  .292
1948  BFIL  Bradley Lloyd CGB                65 238  41  69   8  5  4 14         24  .290
1948  BFIL  Morgan Ralph EDE                 68 277  31  80  16  5               34  .289
1948  BFIL  Lowe Jimmy C99                   68 257  40  74  16     7 20         36  .288
1948  BFIL  Gonzales Frank EDE               70 275  49  77  13  6  5            49  .280
1948  BFIL  Gully Walt C99                   69 290  55  79  11  4  7 13         39  .272
1948  BFIL  Maze Tony C99                    40 111  23  30         5            26  .270
1948  BFIL  Clovechok Andy EDC               63 220  26  59   7                  22  .268
1948  BFIL  Morris Charlie CGB               52 165  22  44   8                  24  .267
1948  BFIL  Seaman Jerry EDE                 46 125  30  33         2 14         21  .264
1948  BFIL  Huckabay Woody C99               61 276  44  72   9                      .261
1948  BFIL  Stroulger Charlie CGB            69 264  38  68  13  3    11         28  .258
1948  BFIL  Perani Gene EDE                  69 252  38  64  18       10         26  .254
1948  BFIL  Weaver Bing C99                  40 128  16  32                          .250
            Printed Aug 13
1948  BFIL  Kanik Joe C99                    28  63   8  22                          .349
1948  BFIL  Mills Lefty C99                  28  72  11  25                          .347
1948  BFIL  Canepa Ray EDC                   60 206  30  52         4 10         27  .252
1948  BFIL  Petrunia George CGB              33  92  10  23                          .250
1948  BFIL  McGill Jack EDE                  60 229  33  57  10       19         22  .249
1948  BFIL  Superstein Albert EDC            38 129  16  32      5    20             .248
1948  BFIL  Pope Jimmy CGB                   26  81  10  20                          .247
1948  BFIL  Belter Ed Lefty EDE              26  72   7  17                          .236
1948  BFIL  Chulla Tony EDC                  68 248  54  56      6    54             .226
1948  BFIL  Bartlett Tom EDC                 63 224  34  48   7       19             .214
1948  BFIL  McDonald Don C99                 52 189  22  39   6                      .206
1948  BFIL  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
1948  BFIL  Seaman Jerry EDE            17 11 10  12  2  .857
1948  BFIL  Bradley Lloyd CGB           16 14 14  11  3  .786
1948  BFIL  Maze Tony C99               19 15 14  11  5  .688
1948  BFIL  Belter Ed EDE               20 17 15  12  6  .667
1948  BFIL  Carpenter John C99          16 16 14  10  5  .667
1948  BFIL  Brousseau Bob CGB           14 13  5   8  4  .667
1948  BFIL  Purvis Al EDC               11 10  5   5  3  .625
1948  BFIL  Mills Jack Lefty C99        19 14 10   9  6  .600
1948  BFIL  Hawkey Morrie EDC           16 14 11   7  5  .583
1948  BFIL  Morris Charlie CGB          17 14 11   8  6  .571
1948  BFIL  Kershaw Ernie C99            7  7  6   4  3  .571
1948  BFIL  Mellbye Clarence EDE        14 13 13   7  6  .538
1948  BFIL  Trann Milt EDE/EDC          14  0  0   3  3  .500
1948  BFIL  Younie Pete CGB/EDC         10  5  3   2  2  .500
1948  BFIL  Slowinski Eddie C99          3  2  1   1  1  .500
1948  BFIL  Callihan Harold EDE          3  1  0   1  1  .500
1948  BFIL  Sullivan Leo EDC            11  9  6   3  4  .429
1948  BFIL  Stover Jack CGB             23 14  6   5  7  .417
1948  BFIL  Kelly Harold EDC            12 10  6   4  6  .400
1948  BFIL  Peters Dick EDC             10  5  2   2  3  .400
1948  BFIL  Kanik Joe C99               15 11  6   5  8  .385
1948  BFIL  Darrah Doug EDE             18 16  9   6 11  .353
1948  BFIL  Moresi Bob CGB               7  4  3   2  4  .333
1948  BFIL  Jones Lefty EDC              6  3  2   1  2  .333
1948  BFIL  Prouty Jerry EDE/EDC         6  6  1   1  3  .250
1948  BFIL  Treseder Glen EDC            6  6  4   1  4  .200
1948  BFIL  Callihan Vern EDC/EDE       13  7  4   1  6  .143
1948  BFIL  Hunter Forest EDC/EDE       14 10  4   1 11  .083
1948  BFIL  O`Neill Mike EDE             2  2  0   0  0  .000
1948  BFIL  Simon Don EDE                2  1  0   0  0  .000
1948  BFIL  Adams Wayne EDE              1  1  0   0  0  .000
1948  BFIL  Kusyk  EDC                   1  1  0   0  0  .000
1948  BFIL  Morris Eddie EDE             3  0  0   0  0  .000
1948  BFIL  Fort Donald EDC              2  0  0   0  0  .000
1948  BFIL  Brown  C99                   1  0  0   0  0  .000
1948  BFIL  Harney Laurel EDC            1  0  0   0  0  .000
1948  BFIL  Howell Neil C99              4  2  0   0  1  .000
1948  BFIL  Cameron Larry C99            3  2  1   0  1  .000
1948  BFIL  Morgan Ralph EDE             7  1  1   0  1  .000
1948  BFIL  Gunther Newt CGB             1  1  0   0  1  .000
1948  BFIL  Stobo  EDC                   1  1  0   0  1  .000
1948  BFIL  Yurchak Steve CGB            1  1  0   0  1  .000
1948  BFIL  Choukalos Ernie C99          4  2  2   0  2  .000
1948  BFIL  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
1948 MSBL Sawchuk Terry EL 27 109 22 41 .376
1948 MSBL Christopher Thad BR 26 90 15 30 .333
1948 MSBL Quinn Bus BR 28 102 26 33 .324
1948 MSBL McConachy Dave EL 20 76 9 24 .316
1948 MSBL Bouchard Rollie WRE 22 75 8 23 .307
1948 MSBL Williams Coney BR 29 112 27 34 .304
1948 MSBL McRae Don EL 11 30 10 9 .300
1948 MSBL Slater Don ANA 18 58 6 17 .293
1948 MSBL Cabrera Rafe BR 23 87 15 25 .287
1948 MSBL Desjardin Larry WRE 12 28 1 8 .286
1948 MSBL Ireton Tom WRE 21 70 6 20 .286
1948 MSBL Raleigh Jack ANA 26 100 8 28 .280
1948 MSBL Ceretti Bill ANA 13 29 3 8 .276
1948 MSBL Vicars Jack ANA 22 80 14 22 .275
1948 MSBL Lowe Ian BR 34 134 29 36 .269
1948 MSBL Clarke Steve BR 34 137 38 36 .263
1948 MSBL Truelove Ken BR 10 27 5 7 .259
1948 MSBL Letourneau Ralph WRE 24 94 25 24 .255
1948 MSBL Bentley Tom ANA 21 72 15 18 .250
1948 MSBL Ryan James WRE 23 93 23 23 .247
1948 MSBL Leier Eddie EL 30 126 19 31 .246
1948 MSBL Murray George EL 17 57 13 14 .246
1948 MSBL Reynoldson Ron BR 13 41 4 10 .244
1948 MSBL Warwick Jack EL 18 74 11 18 .243
1948 MSBL Hansford Bob ANA 19 66 8 16 .242
1948 MSBL Ketcher Tom EL 23 97 17 23 .237
1948 MSBL Antoniak Bill WRE 26 89 14 21 .236
1948 MSBL Shanks Jim ANA 21 73 9 17 .233
1948 MSBL McKay Gerry BR 31 117 15 27 .231
1948 MSBL Smith Harold EL 29 113 15 25 .221
1948 MSBL Gustafson Hugh EL 19 69 7 15 .217
1948 MSBL Merlevede Gus WRE 28 112 14 24 .214
1948 MSBL Tascona Tony BR 31 108 27 23 .213
1948 MSBL Madden Kev ANA 16 48 4 10 .208
1948 MSBL Lawson Don WRE 25 100 16 20 .200
1948 MSBL Kearney Pat ANA 22 74 4 14 .189
1948 MSBL McNeill ANA 16 59 2 11 .186
1948 MSBL Watkins Frank BR 20 73 5 13 .178
1948 MSBL Popeil Joe WRE 26 91 15 16 .176
1948 MSBL Brown Murray WRE 24 95 10 16 .168
1948 MSBL Mathesius Bob WRE 13 24 2 4 .167
1948 MSBL Drake Solly EL 12 50 7 8 .160
1948 MSBL Whitehill Jack WRE 17 47 3 6 .128
1948 MSBL Johnson Mel EL 11 26 5 3 .115
1948 MSBL Sinclair Jack BR 13 33 5 3 .091
1948 MSBL 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
1948 MSBL Vasquez, Armando BR 7 5 5 7 0 1.000 a
1948 MSBL Sinclair, Jack BR 11 10 7 7 3 .700
1948 MSBL Truelove, Al BR 6 4 4 4 1 .800
1948 MSBL Lawson, Don WRE 7 5 4 4 2 .667
1948 MSBL Johnson, Mel EL 11 7 5 4 3 .571
1948 MSBL Wylie, Steve BR 7 5 4 3 1 .750
1948 MSBL Mathesius, Bob WRE 11 5 2 3 3 .500
1948 MSBL Desjardin, Larry WRE 10 9 5 3 3 .500
1948 MSBL Laroque, Hank ANA 7 3 1 2 0 1.000
1948 MSBL Merlevede, Geo WRE 4 2 1 2 0 1.000
1948 MSBL Reynoldson, Ron BR 7 4 2 2 1 .667
1948 MSBL Bohunicky, Steve EL 5 3 2 2 1 .667
1948 MSBL Nicholson, Bill WRE 7 5 1 2 2 .500
1948 MSBL Parsons, Frank EL 7 3 2 2 3 .400
1948 MSBL England, Gord ANA 6 5 4 2 4 .333
1948 MSBL Cook, Lorne BR 1 1 1 1 0 1.000
1948 MSBL Truelove, Ken BR 1 0 0 1 0 1.000
1948 MSBL Halloran, Bob EL 1 1 1 1 0 1.000
1948 MSBL Mattson, Carl EL 1 1 1 1 0 1.000
1948 MSBL Reeves, Ken ANA 6 2 1 1 1 .500
1948 MSBL Walker, Barney WRE 2 2 2 1 1 .500
1948 MSBL Dean, Dick EL 5 5 1 1 2 .333
1948 MSBL Guly, Frank ANA 8 2 0 1 3 .250
1948 MSBL Hainstock, ANA 6 5 1 1 3 .250
1948 MSBL Price, Hal EL 6 5 5 1 5 .167
1948 MSBL Guest, Mort EL 3 1 0 0 0 .000
1948 MSBL Cabrera, Rafe BR 1 1 0 0 0 .000
1948 MSBL Gordon, BR 1 1 0 0 0 .000
1948 MSBL Bouchard, Rollie WRE 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1948 MSBL Matthews, ANA 1 1 0 0 0 .000
1948 MSBL Mestry, Johnny EL 4 2 0 0 1 .000
1948 MSBL Watkins, Frank BR 2 2 1 0 1 .000
1948 MSBL Douglas, Ian EL 2 1 0 0 1 .000
1948 MSBL Russell, Bob BR 1 1 0 0 1 .000
1948 MSBL Dunsmore, Fred ANA 1 1 1 0 1 .000
1948 MSBL Schwartz, EL 1 1 0 0 1 .000
1948 MSBL Hind, Terry ANA 5 2 2 0 2 .000
1948 MSBL McManus, Johnny WRE 2 2 2 0 2 .000
1948 MSBL Halloran, WRE 2 0 0 0 2 .000
1948 MSBL 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

1948 MAN Wylie, Steve BR 16 14 13 13 1 .929
1948 MAN Sinclair, Jack BR 17 16 13 11 5 .688
1948 MAN Vasquez, Armando BR 11 9 9 10 1 .909
1948 MAN Watkins, Frank BR 13 10 9 8 2 .800
1948 MAN Truelove, Al BR 8 6 5 5 2 .714
1948 MAN Reynoldson, Ron BR 13 9 7 5 3 .625
1948 MAN Price, Hal EL/BR 12 10 10 4 7 .364
1948 MAN Cook, Lorne BR 1 1 1 1 0 1.000
1948 MAN Truelove, Ken BR 5 3 0 1 2 .333
1948 MAN Cabrera, Rafe BR 1 1 0 0 0 .000
1948 MAN Gordon, BR 1 1 0 0 0 .000
1948 MAN 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
1948 IC Herchenratter Auggie WAT .369
1948 IC Evon Russ LDN 10 23 .367
1948 IC Bain Johnny KR .345
1948 IC Martin Clare WAT .345
1948 IC Flick Billy STR
1948 IC 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
1948 IC 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
1948  SNBL  Takanaka Tamo NDR               8  35 17              22    .486
1948  SNBL  Yamada Mas NDR                  7  28 12               4    .429
1948  SNBL  Hayashi Kuts NDR                8  35 13               5    .371
1948  SNBL  Avison Andy NDR                 8  36 12               2    .333
1948  SNBL  Butler Robert NDR               4   9  3               4    .333
1948  SNBL  Crellin Dave NDR                8  38 12               4    .316
1948  SNBL  Tippie C.Ray NDR                3  10  3               1    .300
1948  SNBL  Thring Walt NDR                 5  21  6               1    .286
1948  SNBL  Kiyono Shig NDR                 5  19  5               5    .263
1948  SNBL  Pearson Tommy NDR               6  19  5               0    .263
1948  SNBL  Tateishi Jimmy NDR              4  14  2               0    .143
1948  SNBL  Kato G. NDR                     2   7  1               0    .143
1948  SNBL  Saruyama W. NDR                 3   8  1               0    .125
            Nakusp
1948  SNBL  Highland Ken NAK                   14  8                    .571
1948  SNBL  Desrochers Fred NAK                37 16                    .432
1948  SNBL  Yanagisawa Otto NAK                29 12                    .414
1948  SNBL  Hoshizaki Kaz NAK                  41 15                    .366
1948  SNBL  Couling Herb NAK                   18  6                    .333
1948  SNBL  Olson Del NAK                      27  9                    .333
1948  SNBL  Tsuruda Bob NAK                    35 11                    .314
1948  SNBL  Desrochers Fred NAK                30  9                    .300
1948  SNBL  Yoshida Barin NAK                  34 10                    .294
1948  SNBL  Kerr Rod NAK                       27  7                    .259
1948  SNBL  Johnson Fred NAK                   21  4                    .190
1948  SNBL  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
1948  OVIL  PENTICTON ONLY
1948  OVIL  Nicholson Bill PEN             80 19  24  3  1  2 10   7  25  10  .300
1948  OVIL  Cox E. PEN                     20  4   6  0  0  0  0   0   4   5  .300
1948  OVIL  Baker Clair PEN                75 10  22  1  0  0  6   6   5   9  .293
1948  OVIL  Moore Wally PEN                58  8  16  0  2  0  6   8   8   3  .276
1948  OVIL  Drossos Nick PEN               48  6  13  1  0  0  1   4  14   7  .271
1948  OVIL  Mathers Jack PEN               16  2   4  1  0  0  1   2   0   3  .250
1948  OVIL  Russell Bud PEN                63 14  15  1  1  0  2  12  26  12  .238
1948  OVIL  Drossos T.(Sambo) PEN          71 15  16  2  1  0  4   7   8  12  .225
1948  OVIL  Kaines W. PEN                   9  1   2  0  0  0  0   1   5   0  .222
1948  OVIL  Raptis Bill PEN                73 17  16  0  1  0  6   8  25   7  .219
1948  OVIL  Kincaid Jack PEN               55  9  11  1  0  0  7   4   9   3  .200
1948  OVIL  Dagg R.C. PEN                   5  2   1  0  0  0  0   1   2   1  .200
1948  OVIL  Gunn W. PEN                    66  3  13  2  0  0  3   5  14  12  .197
1948  OVIL  Hammond R.R. PEN               16  1   3  0  0  0  0   2   2   1  .188
1948  OVIL  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
1948 BCIL Morton Bob KLL 10 29 10 .345
1948 BCIL MacDonald Norm KLL 7 25 8 .320
1948 BCIL Maralia Harry KLL 12 47 15 .319
1948 BCIL Ottem Ray KLL 11 41 12 .293
1948 BCIL Glover Jack KLL 10 18 5 .278
1948 BCIL Mayson Ash KLL 9 35 9 .257
1948 BCIL Marriott G.S. KLL 10 40 10 .250
1948 BCIL Shepherd W. KLL 8 20 4 .200
1948 BCIL MacKenzie Hec KLL 10 27 5 .185
1948 BCIL Ottem Mel KLL 5 11 2 .182
1948 BCIL Johnson Wilf KLL 12 38 6 .158
1948 BCIL MacDonald Bill KLL 9 29 4 .138
1948 BCIL Marriott Bill KLL 12 41 5 .122
1948 BCIL 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
1948  NMOL  Garay Johnny KLC                9  43     23                    .535
1948  NMOL  Hornsby Maury KLC               8  32     14                    .438
1948  NMOL  Wyse George KLC                 5  16      7                    .438
1948  NMOL  Egely Ollie KLC                 9  35     15                    .429
1948  NMOL  McQuarrie Gordon KLC            8  34     13                    .382
1948  NMOL  Haywood Johnny KLC              7  28     10                    .357
1948  NMOL  Garay Eddie KLC                 5  20      7                    .350
1948  NMOL  McArthur Charles KLC            6  18      6                    .333
1948  NMOL  Francis Harry KLC               8  32     10                    .313
1948  NMOL  Weisbeck J. KLC                 2  10      3                    .300
1948  NMOL  MacKay Ross KLC                 8  31      9                    .290
1948  NMOL  Prehara Paul KLC                7  14      4                    .286
1948  NMOL  Schall Bill KLC                 7  36     10                    .278
1948  NMOL  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