1955 Statistics

WESTERN CANADA BASEBALL LEAGUE :

Cliff Pemberton of Saskatoon emerged as the Western Canada League's top hitter for the 1955 season with an average of .360, Final Official averages compiled by Howe News Bureau reveal. Pemberton played in 62 games while blasting out 90 base hits in 250 at bats, his hit total being high for the league.

Jim Shirley, a teammate, was runner up to Pemberton with a mark of .337, and was followed by Cal Bauer of Edmonton who hit .336. Fourth spot was captured by Len Breckner of Saskatoon who had .326, while Don Stewart of Lloydminster would up fifth with .324.

Bauer topped the circuit in runs scored and home runs with 69 and 10 respectively.  Len Farrell of Edmonton led in three departments, at bats, 285, total bases, 136, and doubles, 26.  Norm Forbes of Edmonton, drove across the most runs with 57 RBI's, and Joe Pedrazzini of Regina dominated in triples with 9.

Percy Trimont of Saskatoon, was recipient of the most bases on balls, 56, with Joe Gaitan of Regina winning the dubious honor of leading in times struck out, 52.  Mario Herrera of Saskatoon led the circuit's speedsters with 30 stolen bases.  Jim Harney of Edmonton and Art Stone of North Battleford produced the most sacrifice bunts, 9 each, and Jim Ryan of Edmonton, along with Tony Levaggi of Moose Jaw, had the most sacrifice flies to their credit of 5 apiece.

Dale Bloom of Edmonton proved top hurler in the league by virtue of an amazing 1.72 earned run average based on the allowance of but 17 earned runs in 89 innings of work.  Bloom won 9 and lost 3 for a .750 percentage. Charley Bogan of Saskatoon won the most games, 12, and ended up third in ERA with 2.38.  Kirby Pain of Edmonton, who's feats included a no-hitter, was second in ERA with 2.23, while Regina's Ted Ellis placed fourth with a mark of 2.50.

Bennie Griggs of Saskatoon started the most contests, 16, and worked the most innings, 121.* Tommy Garcia of North Battleford appeared in the most games, 22, and faced the most batters, 474.  Bob Jones of Saskatoon struck out the most batters, 103.

Edmonton led the circuit in team batting with an impressive .280 average, scoring 429 runs the most of any team, and topping the league in home runs with 35.  Saskatoon won team fielding honors with a mark of .944, three percentage points higher than Edmonton who placed second.  In addition, Edmonton turned in a triple play while leading in the manufacture of twin-killings with 68.

* (A check of the actual numbers shows Garcia led the league in innings with 122)



Average : Cliff Pemberton SKG - .360 
Hits : Len Farrell EDE - 92 
Doubles : Farrell EDE - 26 
Triples : Joe Pedrazzini RGB - 9 
Home Runs : Calix Bauer EDE - 10 
Runs : Bauer EDE - 69 
RBI : Norm Forbes EDE - 57 
Stolen Bases : Mario Herrera SKG - 30 

OFFICIAL WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE BATTING RECORDS *** SEASON 1955 *** RELEASED
FOR PUBLICATION IN MORNING PAPERS OF TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 1955 *** COMPILED BY
HOWE NEWS BUREAU, 30 N. LA SALLE ST., CHICAGO 2, ILLINOIS.
1955 TEAM BATTING
 
AB   R   OR  H TB  2B 3B HR SH SF  SB  BB HB  SO LOB RBI PCT
Edmonton     2253 429 335 631 896 104 28 35 43 21  62 280 13 344 461 356 280
Saskatoon    2209 388 299 612 788  83 30 11 46 19 103 300 17 267 535 325 277
Regina       2244 339 339 613 810 108 28 11 42 24 101 318 29 325 571 289 273
N Battleford 2253 341 403 584 798  94 24 24 52 22  40 274 28 353 518 285 259
Lloydminster 2105 309 459 540 725  90 25 15 30 20  47 324 21 327 551 263 257
Moose Jaw    2126 344 315 509 710  79 25 24 25 17  83 272 32 365 484 274 239 *BATS LEFT #SWITCH HITTER
   WCBL Min 10 Games             GP  PA  AB  R   H  TB 2B 3B HR SHSB CS BB  SO HB RBI   PCT
   Zenimura Howard RG*           14      47 12  18  20  2  0  0 1  1    16  11  0   3  .383
   Carter Suge RGB               14      55 11  21  29  6  1  0 0  0    10   2  0  16  .382
   Bedford Monte RGB             11      21  3   8  13  3  1  0 1  0     2   2  0   3  .381
   Mickelsen Noel RGB            15      48  5  18  21  1  1  0 1  0     3   2  0   4  .375
   Pemberton Clifford SKG*       62     250 49  90 126 19  7  1 5  6    25  13  2  51  .360
   Shirley James SKG             50     172 29  58  63  3  1  0 5 13    17   6  3  29  .337
   Bauer Calix EDE               63     259 69  87 140  9  7 10 1 15    28  10  2  53  .336
   Breckner Leonard SKG          59     236 32  77 107 12  3  4 0  3    18  19  2  52  .326
   Stewart Don LM*               57     207 35  67  94  7  7  2 0 14    40  20  2  33  .324
   Farrell Leonard EDE           65     285 65  92 136 26  3  4 5 11    19  23  1  32  .323
   Worth Arthur NB               41     153 22  49  85  9  3  7 3  2    11  11  0  33  .320
   Forbes Norman EDE*            56     216 46  68 116 13  4  9 1  2    22  27  0  57  .315
   Garay Edward EDE*             39     127 21  40  49  6  0  1 0  3    17   5  0  22  .315
   Fabre Sergio SKG              34      51  6  16  17  1  0  0 0  2     9   9  0   7  .314
   Pedrazzini Joseph RGB         61     238 44  74 114 13  9  3 2  9    27  31  1  38  .311
   Valentine James LM*           57     238 42  73  88  8  2  1 2  3    26  23  1  37  .307
   Ford John NB                  66     259 51  79 104  8  7  1 8  9    22  19  1  36  .305
   Valladares Jose SKG           56     189 50  57  71  6  4  0 6 14    43  13  0  31  .302
   Weekly Max MJM                22      50 11  15  22  1  0  2 1  0     7   4  0   8  .300
   Martin Darrell MJM            18      50  5  15  20  1  2  0 1  0     6  12  0   1  .300
   Rosell Robert 1LM-45NB        46     115 14  34  41  5  1  0 2  3    28  17  3  12  .296
   Rubio Richard MJM             57     214 41  63  91  9  5  3 3 10    29  23  7  29  .294
   Wylie Kirby LM                19      58  7  17  20  1  1  0 1  0    13   9  0   8  .293
   Shahzade Arthur RGB           44     144 39  42  56  8  3  0 1 19    34  16  3  12  .292
   Jones Collins LM#             60     239 34  68 102 15  5  3 6  6    31  27  0  45  .285
   Read George RGB               61     215 34  61  86 12  2  3 4 10    24  24  3  39  .284
   Barry Richard LM*             53     187 21  53  65  8  2  0 5  1    24  14  3  25  .283
   O'Farrill Orlando NB          66     270 39  76 105 18  4  1 4  4    19  49  5  28  .281
   Trimont Percy SKG#            63     203 45  57  85 10  3  4 1 11    56  39  0  39  .281
   Williams Willie LM            59     211 47  59  95 13  4  5 5  3    33  18  7  33  .280
   Pain Kirby EDE                18      43  5  12  15  1  1  0 1  0     1  11  0   2  .279
   Ryan James EDE                64     230 50  64  90 11  0  5 2  2    47  31  0  46  .278
   Zivanich Roy MJM              60     241 34  66  92 10  2  4 0  3    23  17  0  41  .274
   Peterson James RGB            41     175 23  48  60  6  3  0 5 10     7   6  0  13  .274
   Hager Ronald RGB              52     209 27  57  66  9  0  0 1 13    38  24  3  21  .273
   Johnson James EDE             41     154 21  42  47  3  1  0 3  6    16  22  1  19  .273
   McGuigan Charles LM           19      66 12  18  24  6  0  0 2  7    13  17  2   5  .273
   Doucette John EDE             20      33  5   9  14  2  0  1 1  0     2   6  0   8  .273
   Reyes Leopoldo NB             63     258 37  70  94 16  1  2 5  4    20  19  3  26  .271
   Morris Jerry SKG              26      96 12  26  31  3  1  0 6  2     5  20  2   8  .271
   Harney James EDE              60     235 44  63  78  7  4  0 9  8    24  38  3  23  .268
   Bogan Charles SKG             24      56  9  15  17  2  0  0 4  1     4  10  0   6  .268
   Schultz William RGB           57     177 23  47  60  8  1  1 4  7    33  27  0  29  .266
   Hague Louis MJM               48     169 33  45  56  6  1  1 1 17    24  22  6  23  .266
   Jackson Gary EDE              62     209 29  55  74 13  0  2 5  5    34  23  0  35  .263
   Dean Roy NB                   29      99 23  26  48  5  1  5 0  0    21  25  0  17  .263
   McMahon James RGB             66     257 33  67  86  8  4  1 7 11    21  39  2  29  .261
   Nelson Kenneth NB             66     253 29  66  92  9  4  3 8  1    24  29  1  35  .261
   Kretschmar Joseph SKG         65     230 40  60  75  7  4  0 5 15    33  27  3  30  .261
   Johnson Charles 25LM-34NB     59     232 33  60  84 10  1  4 1  2     9  19  1  44  .259
   Karlson Leonard EDE           52     155 30  40  51  2  3  1 2  5    24  26  2  22  .258
   Gaitan Joseph RGB             65     228 32  58  76 14  2  0 1 16    47  52  0  29  .254
   Higa Thomas MJM               63     220 30  55  80  7  6  2 6  2    33  32  9  35  .250
   Stone Arthur NB               60     198 39  48  60  7  1  1 9 11    31  36  5  25  .242
   Ellis Ted RGB                 19      66  6  16  18  2  0  0 3  0     1  17  0   5  .242
   Taylor Roy MJM                38     108  9  26  32  4  1  0 4  1     6  11  0  15  .241
   Loepp James RGB               16      29  4   7   8  1  0  0 4  0     8   2  0   2  .241
   Abel David MJM                63     230 39  55  73 13  1  1 2 15    35  39  3  24  .239
   Jones Robert SKG              19      46  5  11  17  3  0  1 1  1     4  12  0   9  .239
   Zayas Roberto LM              62     256 52  60  77  8  3  1 3  9    41  41  0  12  .234
   Garcia Tom NB                 31      73  7  17  21  4  0  0 1  1     1  13  0  10  .233
   Shoemaker Dennis RGB          12      13  0   3   4  1  0  0 2  0     1   1  0   0  .231
   Levaggi Anthony MJM           57     184 35  42  68  9  1  5 3  6    34  51  0  32  .228
   Feldstein Thomas LM           21      40  7   9  12  3  0  0 0  0    12  14  0   0  .225
   Lavin Thomas LM               14      49  3  11  13  2  0  0 0  1     8  11  0   5  .224
   McLeod Jack SKG               44     108 15  24  28  2  1  0 0  4    22  15  0   9  .222
   Bayless Robert 11LM-2SKG-12N  25      79 11  18  29  8  0  1 1  1    12  27  1   8  .228
   Holowaty Robert 7MJM-3LM      10      18  4   4   4  0  0  0 0  0     4   5  0   1  .222
   Streeter Glen 17MJM-34LM      51     173 13  38  47  4  1  1 1  3    32  39  0  18  .220
   Olson Ellis RGB               30      73 15  16  22  4  1  0 0  1    14  21  1   6  .219
   Sheffield William MJM         63     250 52  54  88 12  2  6 1 11    33  41  4  27  .216
   Mills Patrick RGB             33     125 17  27  35  5  0  1 4  5    10  12  1  16  .216
   Herrera Mario SKG             66     256 57  55  65  6  2  0 5 30    35  19  1  21  .215
   Martinez Sergio NB            14      28  3   6   7  1  0  0 1  0     2   7  0   4  .214
   Arnold Roy MJM                60     213 33  45  53  4  2  0 1 17    30  40  2  25  .211
   Peerless Charles RGB          25      44  5   9  14  2  0  1 0  0    10  11  1   6  .205
   Looney Raymond LM             37     108 14  22  26  4  0  0 1  1    12  22  0   3  .204
   Green Louis NB                59     185 30  37  39  2  0  0 6  2    53  21  4  15  .200
   Griggs Bennie SKG             18      47  7   9  10  1  0  0 1  0     5  11  0   4  .191
   Walker Richard RGB            27      58  7  11  16  2  0  1 1  0     5  16  1  11  .190
   Kulka Stanley EDE             39     117 16  22  38  6  2  2 4  3    12  37  3  19  .188
   Motley Jack SKG               30     104  9  19  29  0  5  0 2  3     8  17  1  11  .183
   Capinegro Wayne NB*           16      50  6   9   9  0  0  0 4  0     1  20  0   7  .180
   Huffman Earl SKG              21      62 12  11  16  2  0  1 2  0     8   8  2   5  .177
   Stites William 7NB-5SKG       12      17  4   3   3  0  0  0 0  0     3   4  0   3  .176
   Reniker Ben MJM               18      44  6   7   9  0  1  0 0  1     6  14  0   2  .159
   Bowman Keith EDE              16      38  7   6  11  0  1  1 4  0     9  12  0   4  .158
   Seaman Jerry EDE              15      19  1   3   3  0  0  0 0  0     4   7  0   0  .158
   Francis Emil NB               11      19  3   3   3  0  0  0 0  0     1   4  0   1  .158
   Penn Daryl LM                 10      19  1   3   3  0  0  0 0  0     1   5  0   0  .158
   Belter Edward EDE*            17      35  2   5   7  0  1  0 1  0     1  13  0   0  .143
   Carlson Raymond NB            11      30  3   4   4  0  0  0 1  0     4  13  0   2  .133
   Arnold Archie LM*             17      23  1   3   5  2  0  0 0  0     8   8  0   4  .130
   Brown Barney LM*              20      56  6   7   9  0  1  0 0  0    12   5  0   4  .125
   Bloom Dale EDE                14      32  5   4   5  1  0  0 1  0     2  12  0   4  .125
   Watts Ronald MJM              16      42  3   5   5  0  0  0 1  0     3  16  0   2  .119
   Alvarez Ruben MJM             12      34  2   3   5  2  0  0 1  0     5  19  0   2  .088
   Bailey William LM             15      22  1   0   0  0  0  0 1  0     2  12  0   1  .000
   WCBL Less than 10 Games       GP  PA  AB  R   H  TB 2B 3B HR SHSB CS BB  SO HB RBI   PCT
   Lakeman Norman EDE             1       1      1                                    1.000
   Coupland Robert EDE            3       6      3                                     .500
   Mohr Kenneth RGB*              2       4      2                                     .500
   Bentley Max SKG*               5      21      9                                     .429
   Forss Hal EDE                  5       8      3                                     .375
   Carlson Roy EDE*               2       6      2                                     .333
   Hessiam Horace LM              1       3      1                                     .333
   Wall Victor RGB*               1       3      1                                     .333
   Owens Robert SKG               8      25      7                                     .280
   Callihan Vernon EDE            5       4      1                                     .250
   Mitienko Edward LM             1       4      1                                     .250
   Dean Leslie NB                 5      16      4                                     .250
   Williams John NB               5      12      3                                     .250
   Huber John EDE                 4      13      3                                     .231
   Prediger Peter LM*             7      24      5                                     .208
   Prosofsky Edward RGB           1       5      1                                     .200
   Sashkiw Normam EDE             4      11      2                                     .182
   Phillips Al EDE                8       6      1                                     .167
   Branam James NB                9      12      2                                     .167
   Barrack Edward LM              7       7      1                                     .143
   Harris Oliver LM               7       7      1                                     .143
   Fredrickson Neil LM            6       8      1                                     .125
   Myers Paul RGB*                6       8      1                                     .125
   Beaugrand Albert LM            3       9      1                                     .111
   Duft William LM                7       9      1                                     .111
   Johnson Gordon SKG             4       9      1                                     .111
   Hobson Lewis SKG*              9      17      1                                     .059
   Becker Stanley EDE*            4      10      0                                     .000
   Dea Murray EDE*                2       1      0                                     .000
   Koroluk Ernest EDE             2       2      0                                     .000
   Maisonneuve Roger EDE          6       2      0                                     .000
   Dodds Douglas LM*              3       1      0                                     .000
   Finnie Robert LM-NB*           5       9      0                                     .000
   Flanagan Earl LM               2       2      0                                     .000
   Haroldson Bruce LM             4       6      0                                     .000
   Klotz Elmer LM                 1       0      0                                     .000
   McGale Peter LM*               1       3      0                                     .000
   Swan John LM                   1       2      0                                     .000
   Tesch Oscar LM                 7       9      0                                     .000
   Syverson Bud MJM               8       8      0                                     .000
   Holdaway Charles NB            2       1      0                                     .000
   Lukov Martin RGB               1       1      0                                     .000
   McEwan Bentley SKG             4       3      0                                     .000
   Pendleton Reginald SKG         2       3      0                                     .000

Wins : Bogan SKG - 12 
Games : Garcia NB - 22 
Games Started : Griggs SKG - 16 
Complete Games : Walker RGB - 12 
Innings : Garcia NB - 122 
Strikeouts : Jones SKG - 103 
ERA : Bloom EDE - 1.72 

OFFICIAL WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE PITCHERS' RECORDS * SEASON 1955 * FOR 
PUBLICATION IN EVENING PAPERS OF WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 1955 * COMPILED  
BY HOWE NEWS BUREAU, 30 N. LA SALLE ST., CHICAGO 2, ILLINOIS. 

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   WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE
   66 or more IP                  G GS CG   W  L   PCT   IP  AB   H   R ER HR  BB  SO HB WP   ERA
   Bloom Dale EDE                14 11  8   9  3  .750   89 339  75  40 17  9  21  34  2  0  1.72
   Pain Kirby EDE                17 12 10  10  4  .714  109 385  73  46 27  0  63  87  6  1  2.23
   Bogan Charles SKG*            18 15 11  12  4  .750  117 456 115  59 31  2  40  82  7  2  2.38
   Ellis Ted RGB                 13 12 11   9  3  .750  101 383  87  39 28  1  21  60  1  0  2.50
   Brown Barney LM*              10 10 10   5  5  .500   87 346  92  32 28  0  20  47  1  1  2.90
   Alvarez Ruben MJM             12  9  8   5  5  .500   96 352  80  38 31  6  46  75  3  3  2.91
   Walker Richard(Dixie) RGB     21 13 12   7  9  .438  120 463 115  59 40  5  40  68  7  2  3.00
   Peerless Charles RGB*         18  6  1   1  3  .250   74 263  54  39 26  4  54  50  3  2  3.16
   Watts Ronald MJM              15 13 10   8  3  .727  107 422 105  57 38  3  42  50  4  3  3.20
   Belter Edward EDE*            17 12  4   5  5  .500   88 338  93  49 34  1  39  33  4  2  3.48
   Reniker Ben MJM               14 13 10   5  7  .417  105 419 115  61 41  0  48  67  3  7  3.51
   Griggs Bennie SKG             17 16  7   9  4  .692  121 453 111  67 50  6  72  88  9  1  3.72
   Jones Robert SKG              19 13  9   8  5  .615  110 418  99  54 46  2  53 103  4 11  3.76
   Bowman Keith EDE              16 13  7   7  5  .583  115 462 120  71 49  7  56  65  6  6  3.83
   Garcia Tom NB                 22 14 10   3  9  .250  122 474 125  63 52  8  47  81  2  3  3.84
   McLeod Jack SKG*              10  7  5   5  3  .625   68 253  58  32 29  3  30  40  1  1  3.84
   Weekly Max MJM                16 10  9   7  5  .583  105 426 107  69 46  4  44  71  1  8  3.94
   Looney Raymond LM             12 10  7   5  4  .556   75 303  85  52 33  3  39  30  1  0  3.96
   Martin Darrell MJM            14 13 10   7  5  .583  105 412 103  68 47  4  57  82  5  4  4.03
   Capinegro Wayne NB*           14 13 11   6  8  .429  107 420 119  76 48  5  61  72  9  1  4.04
   Martinez Sergio NB            14  7  2   2  4  .333   78 298  71  44 36  8  31  56  3  3  4.15
   Doucette John EDE             17 11  6   7  3  .700   83 320  87  56 46  3  57  47  2  2  4.99
   Loepp James RGB               14 11  3   4  5  .444   82 328  96  66 47  5  47  35  4  1  5.16
   Worth Arthur NB               11 10  6   3  7  .300   79 328  94  57 46  4  30  34  3  1  5.24
   Feldstein Thomas LM           14 11  6   3  8  .273   77 315  97  72 53  2  58  26  4  3  6.19
   Fewer than 66 IP               G GS CG   W  L   PCT   IP  AB   H   R ER HR  BB  SO HB WP   ERA
   Dean Leslie NB                 5  4  4   3  1  .750   41      30  15  7  5  23  24  2  0  1.54
   Mickelsen Noel RGB             7  7  7   4  3  .571   62      57  37 20  1  10  44  2  0  2.90
   Fabre Sergio SKG              19  1  1   8  1  .889   58      50  22 19  1  29  34  0  0  2.95
   Seaman Jerry EDE              10  1  0   1  2  .333   30      33  17 11  2  11   7  2  0  3.30
   Hobson Lewis SKG*              9  8  2   3  2  .600   53      61  33 22  1  26  32  4  1  3.74
   Tesch Oscar LM*                7  2  0   0  2  .000   23      26  18 11  0  19  11  2  1  4.30
   Branam James NB                8  4  1   2  3  .400   32      29  22 16  1  30  23  1  3  4.50
   Barry Richard LM               5  1  0   1  0 1.000   22      23  15 11  0  16   8  2  1  4.50
   Shoemaker Dennis RGB          11  6  0   1  4  .200   47      58  31 25  0  30  23  1  3  4.79
   Forss Hal EDE                  4  0  0   1  1  .500   15      15  10  8  0  17   6  1  0  4.80
   Beaugrand Albert LM*           3  2  0   0  1  .000   19      19  12 11  0  17   6  0  1  5.21
   Holowaty Robert 6MJM-2LM       8  6  4   3  5  .375   44      45  32 26  2  37  29  0  0  5.32
   Ford John NB                   6  1  1   0  1  .000   20      27  14 12  0   7  12  0  1  5.40
   Barrack Edward LM              6  0  0   1  1  .500   15      21  15  9  0  10   6  1  0  5.40
   Bailey William LM             15  3  1   1  3  .250   45      61  43 28  4  38  21  1  1  5.60
   Read George RGB                5  2  1   1  2  .333   16      17  11 10  0   8   7  0  0  5.63
   Harris Oliver LM               6  2  1   0  2  .000   23      36  25 15  0  10  10  1  2  5.87
   Bedford Monte RGB             10  6  2   3  4  .429   52      69  44 34  4  27  26  4  3  5.88
   Duft William LM                6  1  0   0  3  .000   19      18  23 14  1  29  14  2  6  6.63
   Finnie Robert 3NB-2LM*         5  3  0   0  3  .000   23      29  21 17  0  17  14  2  1  6.65
   Stites William 6NB-3SKG        9  6  1   1  4  .200   33      44  29 25  1  20  21  2  0  6.82
   Williams John NB               2  2  1   1  1  .500   10      15   9  8  0  10   4  0  0  7.20
   Dea Murray EDE*                2  1  0   1  0 1.000    6       3   5  5  0  11   7  0  6  7.50
   Arnold Archie LM              16  9  1   1  4  .200   63      84  72 55  2  55  23  2  3  7.86
   Rosell Robert 1LM-10NB*       11  5  1   2  4  .333   44      64  51 40  5  32  17  2  2  8.18
   Haroldson Bruce LM             4  3  0   0  3  .000   16      20  19 15  0  10   5  2  2  8.44
   Fredrickson Neil LM            4  3  0   0  3  .000   18      27  23 17  2  15   5  0  0  8.50
   Phillips Al 5NB-3EDE           8  3  1   1  1  .500   22      23  29 22  2  36  11  2  2  9.00
   Myers Paul RGB*                4  2  0   0  3  .000   10      12  14 10  1   8   8  0  1  9.00
   Dodds Douglas LM*              3  0  0   1  0 1.000    4       4   4  4  0   7   2  1  0  9.00
   Koroluk Ernest EDE             2  1  0   0  1  .000    6       6   7  7  0   8   2  0  1 10.50
   Flanigan Earl LM               2  1  0   1  0 1.000    4       4   6  6  0   6   2  0  0 13.50
   NO DECISIONS                   G GS CG   W  L   PCT   IP  AB   H   R ER HR  BB  SO HB WP   ERA
   Callihan Vernon EDE            5                      14
   McEwan Bentley SKG*            4                      12
   Wall Victor RGB*               1                       8
   Nelson Kenneth NB              2                       6
   Kirk Donald SKG*               1                       5
   Motley Jack SKG                1                       4
   Lakeman Norman EDE             1                       2
   Klotz Elmer LM                 1                       1

SHUTOUTS : Pain (3), Bloom (2), Reniker (2), Bogan (2), Brown, Alvarez, Griggs, Looney, 
Martin, Capinergro, Doucette
BALKS : Belter (2), Reniker, Capinegro, Doucette
NO-RUN, NO-HIT GAME : Pain (Edmonton) vs Regina, July 15, score 5-0 SHUTOUTS : Dean, Mickelsen
BALKS : Barrack, Phillips * Howe News Bureau missed two games in which Barney Brown pitched - a relief appearance August 14 and an 11-inning, complete-game tie August 24. (Brown allowed five hits and struck out 12 in the season-ending start) SKG = Saskatoon Gems, EDE = Edmonton Eskimos, MJM = Moose Jaw Mallards, RGB = Regina Braves, NB = North Battleford Beavers, LM = Lloydminster Meridians OFFICIAL WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE FIELDING RECORDS * SEASON 1955 * FOR PUBLICATION IN EVENING PAPERS OF WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 1955 * COMPILED¬† BY HOWE NEWS BUREAU, 30 N. LA SALLE ST., CHICAGO 2, ILLINOIS. TEAM FIELDING G DP TP PB  PO   A   E  PCT

Saskatoon      66 56 0  10 1700 755 147 944
Edmonton       65 68 1  13 1700 874 161 941
N. Battleford  66 63 0  11 1737 703 164 937
Moose Jaw      63 52 0  25 1670 764 163 937
Regina         66 62 0  22 1716 816 174 936
Lloydminster   62 59 0  12 1576 725 169 932 FINAL STANDINGS
W   L T  PCT  GB
Saskatoon      46  20 0 .697  
Edmonton       42  23 0 .646  3.5
Moose Jaw      34  29 0 .540 10.5
Regina         30 36 0 .455 16.0
N. Battleford  23  43 0 .348 23.0
Lloydminster   19  43 0 .306 25.0
   INDIVIDUAL FIELDING (Ten or More Games)
FIRST BASEMEN                                       G  PO   A  E DP  PCT           G  PO   A  E DP   PCT McLeod,SKG*       33 179   7  6 16 .969 Zivanich,MJM    53 490  25  6 35  .988 Breckner,SKG*     37 319   5 11 27 .967 Ryan,EDE        63 638 44 16 57  .977 Looney,LM         19 158   7  7  9 .959 Stewart,LM      12  71 2  2  9  .973 Taylor,MJM        15 100   4  5  3 .954 Carlson,NB      11  62 2  2 13  .970 Johnson,EDE-NB    47 349  20 18 30 .953 Pedrazzini,RGB* 61 586  39 20 54  .969 Bayless,LM-SKG-NB 24 178  11 10 18 .950 TRIPLE PLAY : Ryan
   SECOND BASEMEN                                             G  PO   A  E DP  PCT
                    G  PO  A   E DP   PCT  Johnson,EDE       41 107 140 17 32 .936
   McGuigan, LM    19  52  42  2 12  .979  Hager,RGB         26  71  67 10 15 .932
   Taylor,MJM      22  46  38  2  7  .977  Zenimura,RGB      14  53  34  7  8 .926
   Valentine,LM    31  93  76  5 22  .971  Farrell,EDE       14  48  41  9 14 .908
   Valladares,SKG  50 128 132  9 36  .967  Sheffield,MJM     35  94  99 12 19 .941*
   Gaitan,RGB      30  59  73  6 17  .957  Rubio,MJM         17  34  42 10  8 .884* 
   Stone,NB        60 186 144 17 40  .951  Karlson,EDE       11  16  31  6  5 .887
   TRIPLE PLAY : Johnson
   THIRD BASEMEN
                    G  PO  A   E DP   PCT                     G  PO  A   E DP  PCT
   Williams,LM     40  50 130 10 12  .947  Higa,MJM          63  41 140 27 11 .870
   Pemberton,SKG   52  47 126 13  9  .930  Valentine,LM      16  20  33  8  7 .869
   Harney,EDE      60  65 150 22 10  .907  Reyes,NB          21  17  29  7  9 .868
   Mills,RGB       20  22  38  7  3  .896  Gaitan,RGB        25  18  58 12  8 .864
   Ford,NB         53  68  93 19 13  .894  Carter,RGB        14  10  24  8  3 .810
   SHORTSTOPS
                   G  PO  A    E DP   PCT                     G  PO  A   E DP  PCT
   Farrell,EDE    54 100 207  27 31  .919* Hager,RGB         26  33  76 16 17 .872
   Sheffield,MJM  32  47  99  15 14  .907  Karlson,EDE       14  16  45  9 11 .871
   O'Farrill,NB   66 121 204  34 34  .905  Valentine,LM      11  16  31  8  4 .855
   Peterson,RGB   40  66 154  23 20  .905  Rubio,MJM         36  40  98 25 15 .847
   Kretschmar,SKG 60 106 169  30 35  .902  Zayas,LM          17  29  48 15  5 .837
   Williams,LM    17  38  50  12 12  .880  Lavin,LM          12  26  33 14  4 .808
   TRIPLE PLAY : Farrell
   OUTFIELDERS                                                G  PO  A   E  DP PCT
                   G  PO   A   E  DP  PCT  Levaggi,MJM'      56  81   3  5  0 .944
   Zivanich,MJM   15  22   2   0  1 1.000  Reyes,NB          51  73   6  6  2 .929
   Morris,SKG     10   8   0   0  0 1.000  Streeter,LM       49  91  10  8  3 .927
   Shahzade,RGB   37  57   2   1  0  .983  Jackson,EDE       62  84   5  8  2 .918
   McMahon,RGB    66 156   9   4  1  .976  Motley,SKG        17  21   1  2  0 .917
   Herrera,SKG    66 149  10   5  1  .970  Fabre,SKG         10  11   0  1  0 .917
   Bauer,EDE      62 150   9   5  3  .970  Trimont,SKG       58  85   5  9  0 .909
   Rosell,LM-NB*  30  51   3   2  0  .964  Zayas,LM          46  93   3 10  3 .906
   Hague,MJM      48  93   3   4  1  .960  Arnold,MJM        60  84   3 10  1 .897
   Nelson,NB      63 176  13   8  2  .959  Read,RGB          55  77   6 10  0 .892
   Huffman,SKG    15  20   3   1  0  .958  Breckner,SKG*     27  24   0  3  0 .889
   Stewart,LM     42  85   3   4  0  .957  Worth,NB          23  39   1  5  0 .889
   Forbes,EDE     55  56   5   3  1  .953  Mills,RGB         15  19   1  3  0 .870
   Karlson,EDE    16  18   2   1  0  .952  Dean R,NB         29  30   2  6  0 .842
   Jones,LM       50 115   5   7  1  .945  Gaitan,RGB        14   7   0  2  0 .778
   
   CATCHERS
                   G  PO  A  E DP PB PCT                     G  PO  A  E DP PB  PCT
   Green,NB       59 355 47  7  6  8 .983  Abel,MJM         63 389 58 20  6 24 .957
   Shirley,SKG    48 300 20  6  2  4 .982  Garay,EDE        37 161 18  9  3  4 .952
   Schulz,RGB     48 253 28 11  3  9 .962  Barry,LM         50 196 51 14  6 12 .946
   Olson,RGB      26 112 14  5  4  9 .962  Motley,SKG       10  54  8  6  2  1 .912
   Kulka,EDE      31 142 20  7  5  9 .959  Johnson,LM-NB    14  50  7  6  1  3 .90
   PITCHERS
                   G  PO   A   E DP  PCT                      G   PO  A  E DP  PCT
   Fabre,SKG      19   3  14   0  0 1.000  Martinez,NB       14   4   7  1  0 .917
   McLeod,SKG*    10   3  11   0  0 1.000  Jones,SKG         19   1  31  3  1 .914
   Seaman,EDE     10   1  10   0  0 1.000  Bogan,SKG*        18   3  44  5  0 .904
   Brown,LM*      10   2  26   1  1  .966  Loepp,RGB         14   6  20  3  2 .897
   Doucette,EDE   17   7  17   1  2  .960  Pain,EDE*         17  10  32  5  2 .894
   Walker,RGB     21   7  36   2  3  .956  Reniker,MJM       14   4  21  3  1 .893
   Martin,MJM     14   6  35   2  2  .953  Bloom,EDE         14   5  19  3  1 .889
   Bowman,EDE     16  13  27   2  3  .952  Worth,NB          11   5  11  2  1 .889
   Bedford,RGB    10   3  17   1  2  .952  Rosell,LM-NB*     11   2  13  2  0 .882
   Ellis,RGB      13   9  28   2  0  .949  Capinegro,NB*     14  11  18  4  0 .879
   Belter,EDE*    17   4  14   1  0  .947  Feldstein,LM      14   4   9  2  1 .867
   Looney,LM      12   1  16   1  1  .944  Watts,MJM         15   4  27  5  0 .861
   Alvarez,MJM    12   3  26   2  2  .935  Shoemaker,RGB     11   2  10  2  0 .857
   Garcia,NB      22   9  19   2  0  .933  Arnold,LM*        16   1  20  4  1 .840
   Peerless,RGB*  18   5  22   2  0  .931  Weekly,MJM*       16   4  17   4  0 .840
   Griggs,SKG     17   6  34   3  2  .930  Bailey,LM         15   2   7  2  1 .818
(1) Sheffield 2B was shown with an .898 fielding average, but the PO, A & E would result 
    in a .941 FA 
(2) Rubio's 2B FA should be .884 rather than the .888 shown on the actual results. 
(3) Farrell SS PO, A & E show a FA of .919 rather than the .948 as originally shown.

SKG = Saskatoon Gems, EDE = Edmonton Eskimos, MJM = Moose Jaw Mallards, RGB = Regina Braves, 
NB = North Battleford Beavers, LM = Lloydminster Meridians

SOUTHERN (SASKATCHEWAN) LEAGUE :

Regina Red Sox outfielder Denny Cochrane, skip of a rink that was runner-up for the Dominion Junior Curling laurels a few years ago, is the new batting king of the Southern League. Cochrane edged out Assiniboia's Gord Skjerven by a slim .006 margin in clouting the ball at a .398 clip. He also led or tied for the lead 4 of the 5 offensive departments.

The Crimson Hose fly-chaser cracked out the most hits, 35, scored the greatest number of runs, 31, and tied for the lead in the doubles and triples categories. Skjerven's .392 average was second while Jack Shupe of the Weyburn Beavers came in third at .359. Shupe was second in the number of base hits with 33 while Notre Dame rookie Eddie "Chief" Bearss was credited with 32. Ed Prosofsky of the pennant-winning Red Sox and Estevan's Nasie Schnell each had 31 hits. Schnell was the runner-up to Cochrane in runs scored with 28 while Al Manz of the Red Sox crossed the plate 25 times.

Cochrane and Lorne Shanks of Assiniboia each had 8 doubles to tie for the lead in that department while Cochrane shared the 3-bagger lead with teammate Ken McEachern, each having 5. Bearss, the Hounds' 17 year old shortstop, took the home run honors with 4, one more than Cochrane and rookie Alex Korpan of Weyburn.

Three pitchers - Vic Wall of Regina, Hugh Carr of Notre Dame and Paul Pearson of Assiniboia -- tied for the league lead in wins, each with 7.  Tom Leverick of Regina had the top winning percentage with his 5-0 record. Pearson had the most starts, 14, and complete games, 11.


 
Average : Denny Cochrane RGR - .398 
Hits : Cochrane RGR - 35 
Runs : Cochrane RGR - 31 
Doubles :  Cochrane RGR & Lorne Shanks AS - 8 
Triples : Cochrane RGR & Ken McEachern RGR - 5 
Home Runs : Ed Bearss ND - 4  

   SOUTHERN LEAGUE FINAL         GP  PA  AB  R   H  TB 2B 3B HR SHSB CS BB  SO HB RBI   PCT
   Cochrane Denny RGR                    88 31  35      8  5                           .398
   Skjerven Gord AS                      74     29                                     .392
   Shupe Jack WY                         92     33                                     .359
   Hingley Doug RRC                      76     25                                     .329
   Erfle Rube AS                         64     21                                     .328
   Smith Glenn MJL                       58     19                                     .328

Source : Moose Jaw Times-Herald, September 1

Wins: Vic Wall RGR, Hugh Carr ND, Paul Pearson AS - 7 
Won-Lost Pct : Tom Leverick RGR - 5-0, 1.000 
Games : Pearson AS, Phil Resch ND - 14 
Games Started :  Pearson AS - 14 
Complete Games : Pearson AS - 11 

   SOUTHERN LEAGUE                G GS CG   W  L   PCT   IP  AB   H   R ER HR  BB  SO HB WP   ERA
   Wall Vic RGR                  11  9  7   7  2  .778
   Carr Hugh ND                  13 11  7   7  3  .700
   Pearson Paul AS               14 14 11   7  6  .538
   Skjerven Gord AS               9  6  5   6  2  .750
   Leverick Tom RGR               9  5  5   5  0 1.000
   Devine Jack MJL               12  9  7   5  6  .455
   Resch Phil ND                 14  9  6   5  6  .455
   Allen Ken WY                   7  7  7   4  1  .800
   Nutzhorn Ray MJL              10  3  3   4  1  .800
   Hogg Ralph WY                  8  6  6   4  2  .667
   Richardson Wes RGR             6  5  1   3  2  .600
   Reyes Joe AV                   5  5  2   3  2  .600
   Woolley Lloyd RRC              8  6  2   3  2  .600
   Heidt Ed RRC                   7  5  5   3  2  .600
   Blaisdell Wally MJL           11  7  4   3  4  .429
   Peerless Charlie RGR           2  1  1   2  0 1.000
   Martin Bill AV                 2  2  1   2  0 1.000
   Johnston Ralph ES              3  3  3   2  1  .667
   Linnell Jimmy AS               7  6  3   2  2  .500
   Harrison Cliff RRC             8  5  2   2  4  .333
   Covert Keith WY               12  8  5   3  6  .333
   Mohr Ken RGR                   1  1  1   1  0 1.000
   Forer Don AV                   4  0  0   1  0 1.000
   Harbourne Jack ES              1  0  0   1  0 1.000
   Coutoreille Neil ES            1  1  1   1  0 1.000
   Mitchell Hank RGR              4  2  0   1  1  .500
   Kober Ken RGR                  4  2  2   1  1  .500
   Faford John ND                 4  3  2   1  1  .500
   Brown Bob RRC                  4  2  0   1  1  .500
   Tennant Merrill ES             4  3  3   1  2  .333
   McFadyen George RRC            7  4  2   1  3  .250
   Hoff Dave WY                   7  6  3   1  4  .200
   McKechney Gary ES             12  7  6   1  3  .250
   Verpe Orval ES                11 10  3   1  6  .143
   Rudichuk Roy RGR               1  1  0   0  0  .000
   Cochrane Denny RGR             1  0  0   0  0  .000
   Hayes Garth AS                 1  0  0   0  0  .000
   Hall John AS                   2  0  0   0  0  .000
   Steele Dale ND                 4  0  0   0  0  .000
   Germann Frank ND               1  0  0   0  0  .000
   Bell Bob MJL                   5  2  0   0  0  .000
   Yeomans Bob MJL                2  1  0   0  0  .000
   Smukowich Larry AV             1  0  0   0  0  .000
   Kirkpatrick Jim AV             1  0  0   0  0  .000
   Hall Ron AV                    1  0  0   0  0  .000
   Sanderson Archie AV            1  0  0   0  0  .000
   Larter Ron RRC                 3  0  0   0  0  .000
   Prosofsky Pete RRC             1  0  0   0  0  .000
   Abel Ted RRC                   2  2  0   0  0  .000
   Campbell Garnet AV             2  1  0   0  1  .000
   Buttgereit Walter AV           2  0  0   0  2  .000
   Zielinski Bill ES              3  1  0   0  1  .000
   Myers Paul ES                  1  1  1   0  1  .000
   Archibald AV                   1         0  1  .000
   Campbell Gordon AV             6  3  0   0  2  .000
   Prosofsky Les RRC              3  2  0   0  2  .000
   McKechney Ron ES               4  1  0   0  3  .000
   Griffin Dick ND                4  3  0   0  3  .000
   White Dave MJL                 3  3  0   0  3  .000

Source : Regina Leader-Post, August 23 & Game reports 

RGR = Regina Red Sox, AS = Assiniboia Aces, WY = Weyburn Beavers, ND = Notre Dame Hounds, 
MJL = Moose Jaw Lakers, AV = Avonlea Arrows, RRC = Regina Royal Caps, ES = Estevan Maple Leafs


 

SOUTHERN ALBERTA :

Left-hander Jack Altman had an outstanding summer pitching for both the Vulcan Elks and Granum White Sox. The Fresno State Uniiversity product appeared in 21 games, winning 15 and losing just 3.  He made 18 starts, completing all of them.


   SOUTHERN ALBERTA 
   ALTMAN FINAL                   G GS CG   W  L   PCT   IP  AB   H   R ER HR  BB  SO HB WP   ERA
   Altman Jack VU/GR             21 18 18  15  3  .833

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ManDak LEAGUE : 

Minot Daily News, September 7, 1955

OUTFIELDER SETS 3 STANDARDS,
DAVIS NO.2 HITTER BY 2 POINTS

(By Larry Sullivan)

Three hits on the final day of the season enabled Roy Weatherly to slip past the injured Butch Davis of Minot and become the 1955 Man-Dak League batting champion.

Final official averages have the Williston slugger finishing with a .371 mark to Davis' .369 and taking his second bat title in succession.  He clubbed .412 last year.

Weatherly totaled 111 hits in 299 at bats, 23 doubles, four triples, 21 home runs and 61 runs batted in.  He set three new league records -- homers, total bases and slugging -- and came close to establishing others.

All told, seven important batting records were broken in 1955.  Five men surpassed the base hit mark of 98, set in 1953 by Duke Bowman, John Washington and Herb Souell.

Bismarck's Ray Dandridge lined 118 hits, Weatherly 111, Bill Jankowski of Bismarck 103 and Bob Easterbrook of Bismarck and Bob Betz of Williston, 99 each.

Lloyd Gearhart slammed 17 home runs in 1954 while playing for Williston, but Weatherly this season blasted 21 and Easterbrook and Dickinson manager Ron Bowen 18 apiece.

Weatherly far outstripped Bob Strader's total bases record of 163, piling up 205. Easterbrook listed 180.  And the batting titlist topped his own slugging average of .676, upping it to .686.

Easterbrook,. Betz and Bowen drove in 68 runs each, nudging Pete Hughes' 67 of 1953 for Winnipeg.

Dickinson's Dick Morgan raised the times at bat level to 329, while Dandridge had 328. The former total of 322 was held by Strader of Winnipeg.

Bill Raehse and Dandridge topped Strader's 24 doubles, Raehse with 26 and Dandridge with 25.

Davis did not play during the final two weeks, except for pinch-hitting duties, and his average remained approximately the same.  Weatherly declined from the .380s to .366 before the final game. 

The Minot outfielder closed with a .369 percentage.  He was the M-D titlist in 1950 with .456 -- all time high -- and in 1951 with .406.

Dickinson hurler Don Orwiler and recent Minot arrival George Wopinek batted .382 and .381 respectively, but did not qualify for the title.

High stickers include Bill Hockenbury, Bismarck, .366; Dandridge, .360; Easterbrook, .359; Bill Cash, Bismarck, .357; Zoonie McLean, Minot, .351; Art Pennington, Bismarck, .349; and Dolph Regelsky and Betz, Williston, .348 and .343.

Milt Joffe of Dickinson and Jankowski each collected nine triples.

Among Minot Mallards, Duke Bowman picked up the most hits, 98.  This tied his 1953 league record.  McLean drove in 57 runs, Don Corcoran 55 and Duke 52.

McLean notched 13 circuit clouts and Corcoran 11.  Davis clipped 21 doubles.

Other Mallard batting marks are Duke .321, Corcoran .301, Eddie Bowman .296, Dean Scarborough .289, Willie Patterson .280, Sugar Cain .254, and Dewey Williams .230.

Minot players who left the club before the season ended include Bill Pinckard .348, Joe Monteiro .313, Tom Gatts .297 and Joe Massaro .279.

Bismarck led the loop in team batting with .308, Williston came second with .303, Minot .301 and Dickinson .274.

The Oilers cracked 103 home runs, Bismarck 97, Dickinson 61 and the Mallards 60.  The Barons totaled 850 base hits, while Williston had 547 runs scored.

CAIN LEADS M-D PITCHERS
WITH 2.94 EARNEDE RUN MARK

By Larry Sullivan

Sugar Cain was the Man-Dak League's leading pitcher in 1955.

The Minot curveballer gave up 2.94 earned runs per nine innings to edge out Bismarck's Mike Lotz, who had 2.95.  Cain struck out 91, leading for the third straight year.

Preston Elkins of Williston went undefeated in seven decisions and posted a 2.34 ERA, but did not have quite enough innings to qualify for the title.

Official baseball rules require a pitcher to work one inning for each game scheduled for his team, or 78 in the Man-Dak League. Elkins, joining the Oilers in midseason, hurled only 73.

Winningest pitcher of the year was Bill Rose of Dickinson with 10. But he also lost ten decisions, as did Dick Schoonover of Williston and Dickinson's Fred Brenzel.

Other pitchers under 4.00 earned runs include Jonas Gaines, Bismarck, 3.27; Don Lee, Williston, 3.65; Schoonover, 3.67; Roger Higgins, Bismarck, 3.69; and Rabbit Cartledge, Minot, 3.89.

Five twirlers totaled eight victories each -- Cain, Lotz, Gaines, Schoonover and Higgins.

Lotz fanned 79 and Schoonover 73.

Jim Michalec of Dickinson worked a top of 152 frames, Rose 149 and Schoonover 147.

Schoonover allowed 176 hits while Walt Mitchell, who left Dickinson late in the season, issued 77 bases on balls.  Minot's Tom Horton passed 72.

Higgins was one of the best control pitchers ever to see action in the loop, walking only 11 in 117 innings.

Other Mallard hurlers, with their won-lost records and ERA's, include Mel Duncan 2-1, 4.50; Stan Milankovich 4-2, 5.23; Tom Horton 3-4, 5.34; Dirk Gibbons 5-7, 5.44; and Ted Edmunds 4-3, 6.82

Williston Herald September 14, 1955

Oiler Infielders Walk Off with M-D Fielding Honors

Williston Oiler infielders Bill Sharp, Dolph Regelsky and Ronnie Martin led the Man-Dak League in fielding at their respective positions during the 1955 season.

As a team, the Oilers led the the league in fielding with a .964 percentage. Dickinson was second with .963, Bismarck ranked third with .956 and Minot finished last in fielding with a .953 mark.

The Oilers' sweep of infield honors almost extended to the first base and catching departments.  Frank Roelandt, the Oilers' steady receiver, was edged out by Bismarck's Bill Cash in the back stopping percentage .989 to .988 and Bill Raehse, the Oilers' first sacker, was nudged by Dickinson's Ron Bowen .991 to .990.

Williston second baseman Bill Sharp led the league at his position with a .965 percentage.  Regelsky was tops in the shortstopping department with an impressive .978 mark and hometown boy Martin topped the league's third basemen with a .950 percentage.

Ray Berns of the Oilers had the best fielding average for outfielders but Bismarck's Art Pennington was named the official leader, since Berns didn't play as many contests. Bob Betz of the Oilers, ranked third with a .969 fielding mark and Roy Weatherly, the league's top batter, was eighth with .916.

Don Petschow, who split the season with Minor and Dickinson, led the "handymen" with a .989 fielding average.  Handymen are those who divided their time among a number of positions.  Many of the other players in the league filled in at other spots occasionally, but only for short stints.

Two new records were set.  Ron Bowen established a new mark for putouts (730). That topped the old standard of 714, set by John Washington of Brandon in 1953.  Dickinson's Buddy Afremow now holds league record for assists with 297.  The old mark was established in 1951 by Minot's Zoonie McLean with 225.

As a team the Oilers committed 110 errors during regular season's play.  That was five miscues less than Dickinson committed to rank second in fielding behind the Oilers.  Bismarck had 137 bobbles and Minot errored 144 times.

Raehse had seven errors at first; Sharp 15 at second, Martin only 10 at third and Regelsky five at shortstop.  Roelandt committed only four errors behind the plate and Berns had seven in the outfield.  Betz committed four miscues in his right field garden and Weatherly was guilty of 12 bobbles in dividing his time between the center and left field positions.


 
Average : Roy Weatherly WL - .371 
Hits : Ray Dandrgide BI - 118 
Doubles : Bill Raehse WL - 26 
Triples : Milt Joffe DI & Bill Jankowski BI - 9 
Home Runs : Weatherly WL - 21 
RBI : Bob Easterbrook BI, Bob Betz WL & Ron Bowen DI - 68 

   MANDAK FINAL                  GP  PA  AB  R   H  TB 2B 3B HR SHSB CS BB  SO HB RBI   PCT
   Orwiler Don DI                        55     21      2  2  4                     7  .382
   Wopinek George MI                     21      8      2  1  1                     5  .381
   Weatherly Roy WL                     299    111     23  4 21                    61  .371
   Davis Butch MI                       255     94     21  3  6                    37  .369
   Hockenbury Bill BI                   134     49      8  2 10                    30  .366
   Dandridge Ray BI                     328    118     25  7  8                    43  .360
   Easterbrook Bob BI                   276     99     23  2 18                    68  .359
   Cash Bill BI                         255     91     10  5 15                    61  .357
   McLean Zoonie MI                     276     97     18  2 13                    57  .351
   Pennington Art BI                    229     80     11  2 11                    46  .349
   Pinckard Bill MI                      46     16      4  1  1                    11  .348
   Regelsky Dolph WL                    164     57     18  2 14                    53  .348
   Betz Bob WL                          289     99     15  3  8                    68  .343
   Berns Ray WL                         160     53      5  4  7                    36  .331
   Jankowski Bill BI                    311    103     15  9  3                    38  .331
   Raehse Bill WL                       282     91     26  8 15                    59  .323
   Bowman Duke MI                       305     98     20  3  2                    52  .321
   Gearhart Lloyd BI                    119     38      8  1  8                    28  .319
   Bowen Ron DI                         280     89     10  1 18                    68  .318
   Monteiro Joe MI                      249     78     20  2 14                    51  .313
   Petschow Don DI                      197     61      9  0 15                    40  .310
   Hayes Terry WL                        26      8      0  1  1                     8  .308
   Fischer Don DI                       233     71      8  2  2                    23  .305
   Jok Dick DI                          202     61      5  1  6                    32  .302
   Martin Ron WL                        255     77     14  0  3                    28  .302
   Corcoran Don MI                      289     87     17  5 11                    55  .301
   Roelandt Frank WL                    220     66     14  1  3                    30  .300
   Johnson Earl A DI                    282     84     13  7  6                    39  .298
   Gatts Tom MI                          64     19      3  2  0                     8  .297
   Healy Dennis BI                      128     38      4  2  0                     9  .297
   Geels Bob DI                         155     46      9  4  1                    20  .297
   Bowman Ed MI                         277     82     14  5  0                    29  .296
   Vaughan Fred BI                      174     51      8  0  7                    31  .293
   Joffe Milt DI                        321     94     11  9  7                    40  .293
   Scarborough Dean MI                  301     87     20  1  2                    42  .289
   Cihocki Al BI                        160     46      5  1 11                    36  .288
   Patterson Willie MI                   70     20      4  0  1                    13  .286
   Chapkauskas Dan DI                    50     14      3  2  2                    10  .280
   Morgan Dick DI                       329     92     11  1  6                    42  .280
   Massaro Joe MI                       226     63     13  0  2                    37  .279
   McDevitt Tom WL                       61     17      3  1  0                    16  .279
   Bourbeau Bob DI                      213     58      9  2  6                    26  .272
   Sharp Bill WL                        321     87     13  2  5                    31  .271
   Wilson Jack WL                       104     28      6  1  3                    19  .269
   Afremow Buddy DI                     314     83     16  2  1                    34  .264
   Cain Sugar MI                         59     15      3  0  1                     6  .254
   Scarpone Sam BI                      112     27      5  0  0                    17  .241
   Baxter Dick DI                        77     18      1  0  1                     8  .234
   Gomez Preston BI                     238     55     12  1  5                    30  .231
   Williams Dewey MI                    152     35      7  0  5                    23  .230
   Tabacchi Ray DI                       96     19      1  2  0                     7  .198
   Wolf Pius BI                         128     19      5  1  1                    10  .148

Source : Minot Daily News & Williston Herald

Wins : Rose DI - 10 
Won-Lost Pct : Elkins WL - 7-0 
Innings : Rose DI - 149 
ERA : Elkins WL - 2.34 

   MAN-DAK LEAGUE                 G GS CG   W  L   PCT   IP  AB   H   R ER HR  BB  SO HB WP   ERA
   Fitzgerald, John BI                      1  0 1.000    8       7             4   3        1.13
   Hogue, Bobby WL                          2  0 1.000    5       3             1   1        1.80
   Elkins, Preston WL                       7  0 1.000   73      59            13  40        2.34
   Cain, Sugar MI                           8  4  .667  107     108            48  91        2.94
   Lotz, Mike BI                            8  2  .800  110     100            25  79        2.95
   Gaines, Jonas BI                         8  3  .727  113     102            39  70        3.27
   Lee, Don WL                              5  2  .714   74      70            26  60        3.65
   Schoonover, Dick WL                      8 10  .444  147     176            55  73        3.67
   Higgins, Roger BI                        8  3  .727  117     131            11  51        3.69
   Cartledge, Robert MI                     1  3  .250   44      45            16  33        3.89
   Williams, Edward WL                      6  5  .545  113     130            41  73        4.22
   Heintzelman, Ken BI                      5  2  .714   64      82            14  48        4.50
   Duncan, Mel MI                           2  1  .667   26      25            14  20        4.50
   Hockenbury, Bill BI                      7  5  .583   87      95            58  47        4.55
   Rose, Bill DI                           10 10  .500  149     161            33  70        4.65
   Worth, Art BI                            2  3  .400   32      29            16  13        4.78
   Ahtipis, Dan MI                          2  3  .400   38      32            15  21        4.98
   Rancher, Joe BI                          0  1  .000   12      19             9   4        5.25
   Mulcahy, Tom WL                          7  5  .583  101     125            31  53        5.26
   Beneke, Ed BI                            4  1  .800   58      65            24  32        5.27
   Milankovich, Stan MI                     4  2  .667   43      51            27  29        5.33
   Michalec, James DI                       5  7  .417  152     164            52  68        5.33
   Horton, Tom MI                           3  4  .429   91      91            72  43        5.34
   Gibbons, Dirk MI                         5  7  .417  106     133            46  59        5.44
   Rynard, Norm DI                          1  1  .500   16      18             8   5        5.63
   Parker, Fred WL                          2  5  .286   65      82            26  28        5.68
   Washbum, Bill MI                         3  2  .600   55      71            26  22        6.06
   Karpinski, Stanley WL                    3  3  .500   50      70            12  22        6.12
   Mitchell, Walt DI                        3  5  .375   74      87            77  36        6.33
   McCoy, Walt BI                           3  6  .333   56      83            33  25        6.43
   Edmunds, Ted MI                          4  3  .571   62      85            27  35        6.82
   Baxter, Dick DI                          3  6  .333   92     121            53  33        6.85
   Haugstad, Phil WL                        0  1  .000   13      16            11   7        6.92
   Brenzel, Fred DI                         5 10  .333  116     139            60  40        6.98
   Dean, Jack DI                            1  2  .333   21      24             8  13        7.71
   Bumhardt, Gail DI                        0  1  .000    8      11             4   4        7.88
   Orwiler, Don DI                          1  6  .143   65     116            19  44        8.17
   Cincotta, DI                             0  2  .000   12      19             3   8        8.25
   Lettau, Neil MI                          3  6  .333   63      99            36  27        8.29
   Brown, Barney MI                         0  3  .000   21      34             7  11        9.00
   Furlong, Bill BI                         0  3  .000   19      37            10   8        9.00
   Martin, Warren MI                        2  2  .500   21      20            37   8       13.28
   Richardson, Murray MI                    1  0 1.000    1       1             4   1       18.00

* Minot Daily News, September 10, 1955

BI = Bismarck Barons, WL = Williston Oilers, MI = Minot Mallards, DI = Dickinson Packers

   FIELDING  
Team Fielding        PO A   E   PCT    Third Base            PO A   E   PCT Williston 2101  911 110  .965 *  Martin WL 71  121  10  .950 Dickinson 2131  906 115  .964 *  Dandridge BI        81  174  17  .938 Bismarck           2139  842 137  .956    Bowman Duke MI       71  183  17  .937 * Minot              2085  851 144  .953    Bourbeau DI          69  136  21  .907                                    Fischer DI           65   81  16  .901 Catcher                                     Shortstop Cash BI       398   32   5  .989    Regelsky WL           67  160   5  .978 Roelandt WL       302   26   4  .988    Afremow DI          144  297  19  .959 Johnson DI          268   31   4  .987    Gomez BI             147  188  16  .954 Williams MI         241   22   5  .981    McLean MI            132  137  29  .903 Scarpone BI          69    5   3  .961   
   First Base                                   Outfielders
   Bowen DI             730   33   7  .991      Berns WL              92    0   7  .929 *
   Raehse WL            634   38   7  .990      Pennington BI        248    9   7  .973
   Easterbrook BI       586   19  13  .979      Betz WL              121    6   4  .969
   Patterson MI         151    8   5  .970      Joffe DI             224    9  12  .951
                                                Davis MI              79    3   6  .932
   Second Base                                  Wolf BI               74    5   6  .929
   Sharp WL             201  211  15  .965      Corcoran MI          192    6  16  .925
   Bowman Ed MI         207  202  23  .947      Weatherly WL         123    8  12  .916
   Vaughn BI             93  103  12  .942      Jankowski BI         109   29  14  .908
   Cihocki BI           115  106  14  .940      Healy BI              70   37  12  .899
   Tabacchi DI           56   86   9  .940

Handymen Petschow DI      341   17   4  .989 Morgan DI           202   13   4  .982 Scarborough MI      319   54  17  .956 Hockenberry BI       47   45   6  .939 Baxter DI           57   90  11  .930
*  The newspaper article showed Williston with a .964 percentage and Dickinson at .963.  
Duke Bowman was shown with a .927 percentage, and Berns at .989.  The figures above are 
the percentages calculated from the PO and A shown.

ManDak League Records
Batting      .456 Butch Davis, Winnipeg, 1950
Hits          118 Ray Dandridge, Bismarck, 1955
Doubles        26 Bill Raehse, Williston, 1955
Home Runs      21 Roy Weatherly, Williston, 1955
RBI            68 Bob Easterbrook, Bismarck, 1955
                  Ron Bowen, Dickinson, 1955
                  Bib Betz, Williston, 1955
Total Bases   205 Roy Weatherly, Williston, 1955
Slugging     .686 Roy Weatherly, Williston, 1955
Singles        81 John Washington, Brandon, 1953
Games Won      13 Neil Lettau, Minot, 1954
Putouts       730 Ron Bowen, Dickinson, 1955
Assists       297 Buddy Afremow,  Dickinson, 1955
Strikeouts    123 Sugar Cain, Minot, 1953
ERA          2.94 Sugar Cain, Minot, 1953

INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE :

For the second straight season, import Wilmer Fields dominated the offensive statistics in the Intercounty League.  Fields, of the Oshawa Merchants, took the batting crown with a .425 average and led the circuit in hits, 77, home runs, 12, and RBI, 55. 

Harry Schaeffer of Oshawa topped the hurlers with a 12-3 mark, leading in wins and winning percentage. Harry Fisher, who was second to Fields in the batting race, with a .375 average, was second in pitching, finishing 12-4 for the Brantford Red Sox. Al Dumouchelle of St. Thomas had 11 wins. Don Robertson of the Red Sox registered the most strikeouts, 116.


Average : Fields OS - .425 
Hits : Fields OS - 77 
Home Runs :  Fields OS - 12 
RBI : Fields OS - 55 
Stolen Bases : Lefevre Roy OS - 15 

   INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE            GP  PA  AB  R   H  TB 2B 3B HR SHSB CS BB  SO HB RBI   PCT
   Fields Wilmer OS                     181 44  77     16    12                    55  .425
   Fisher Harry BRS                     184 38  69           10                    46  .375
   LeFevre Roy OS                       203 62  73     18         15               37  .360
   Leveille Rollie OS                   191 28  68                                 35  .356
   Lawing Butch STT                     152 32  52                                 29  .342
   Clifford Shanty BRS                  194 28  66           10                    40  .340
   Wilkes Jimmy BRS                                    16
   Breard Stan BRS                                     16
   McMackon Gord LDN                                   14
   Lipka Stan BRS                                      13
   Halkard Jim STT                                     13    10
   McLennan Don LDN                                       10
   McGratton Tom BRS                                         10                    34
   Thomas Fred OS                                             9                    42
   Glenn Doc STT                                              9

Source : The Evening Reporter, Galt, August 30, 1955 & Intercounty Record Book

Wins : Schaeffer OS - 12 
Won-Lost Pct : Schaeffer OS - .857 Strikeouts : Robertson Don BRS - 116 INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP AB H R ER HR BB SO HB WP ERA Schaeffer Harry OS 12 2 .857 Fisher Harry BRS 12 4 .750 Maldovan Johnny KR 9 3 .750 Florcyk Gene STT 9 4 .692 Dumouchelle Al STT 11 6 .647 Allan Bill KR 10 6 .625 Robertson Don BRS 116 Source : The Evening Reporter, Galt, August 30, 1955 & Intercounty Record Book OS=Oshawa Merchants, KR=Kitchener Panthers, STT=St. Thomas Elgins, LND=London Majors, BRS=Brantford Red Sox, GT=Galt Terriers

BASIN LEAGUE :

Shortstop Tom McDevitt of Chamberlain captured the Basin League batting title with a mark of .382, a comfortable margin ahead of outfielder Bill White of Valentine at .370.  Al Ware of Winner finished third at .368.  Paul Donovan of Watertown and Orville Rickey of Valentine tied for the lead in runs batted in with 35.  Huron's Hank Ertman was the homer run king with 12. 

Ernie Trujillo of Winner was the top pitcher with a 5-0 mark.  Harry Wise was the big winner with 12 victories against just two losses. (The HURONITE and THE DAILY PLAINSMAN, August 24, 1955)


Average : Tom McDevitt CB - .381 
Hits : Dirkes Rolston PC - 62 
Home Runs : Hank Ertman HU - 12 

   BASIN LEAGUE                 GP  PA  AB  R   H  TB 2B 3B HR SHSB CS BB  SO HB RBI   PCT
   McDevitt Tom CB                      105     40                                     .381
   White Bill VH                        151     56                                     .371
   Ware Al WP                           125     46                                 34  .368
   Rolston Dikres PC                    175     62                                     .354
   Frazier Shep YT                      135     47                                 32  .348
   Juelke Connie HU                     172 32  59      8  4 11                    35  .343
   Ledwidge Jerry CB                    158     53                                     .335
   Wahl Kermit WLS                      123     40                                     .325
   Thiel Johnny HU                      153 40  49      6  1  8                    38  .320 a
   Tucker Wayne CB                      173     55                                     .318
   Anderson Dick HU                     148 29  47      4  1  4                    18  .318
   Davis Jack YT                        130     41                                     .315
   Burr Bob VH                          164     51                                     .311
   Sorenson Craig PC                    157     48                                     .306
   Schiltz Ed MK                        161     49                                     .304
   Palamara Frank CB                    168     51                                     .304
   Horning Bill WLS                     166     50                                     .301
   Jorgenson Merlyn YT                  110     33                                     .300
   McKee Vern HU                        174 33  52      9  1 10                    34  .299 a
   Ertman Hank HU                       132 29  37     10  1 12                    34  .280 a
   Kohorst Elmer HU                     141 22  39      6  2  4                    24  .277 b
   Noble Frank HU                       171 24  46      6  0  4                    24  .269 b
   Speck Jerry HU                        12  3   3      1  0  0                     3  .250 b
   Ackerman Dick HU                     174 31  43      8  1  9                    25  .247 b
   Swota Andy HU                         49  5  10      0  2  0                     8  .204 a
   Watson John HU                        51  2   8      1  0  0                     2  .157 b
   Lawler Hal HU                         17  1   2      0  0  0                     1  .118 a
   Brittin Jack HU                       30  1   1      0  0  0                     0  .033 a
   Tauscher Don HU                       35  0   1      0  0  0                     0  .029 b
   Leap Al MK                                                11
   Utt Lee PC                                                 9
   Donovan Paul WLS                                                                35
   Rickey Orville VH                                                               35
   Baer Jack VH                                                                    33


Source : The HURONITE and THE DAILY PLAINSMAN, August 24, 1955
(a) The HURONITE and THE DAILY PLAINSMAN, June 12, 1956
(b) The HURONITE and THE DAILY PLAINSMAN, August 18, 1955 Wins : Wise YT - 12 BASIN LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP AB H R ER HR BB SO HB WP ERA Trujillo Ernie WP 5 0 1.000 Wise Harry YT 12 2 .857 0.89 c Lawler Hal HU 5 1 .833 46 41 21 20 32 27 3.89 a Coombs Ray WLS 8 3 .727 Hobaugh Ed YT 5 2 .714 Brittin Jack HU 7 3 .700 75 74 49 36 33 31 4.32 a Shirley Jack VH 7 3 .700 Swota Andy HU 6 3 .667 92 97 50 41 37 65 4.00 a SpeckJerry HU 2 1 .667 30 38 25 20 12 22 5.93 b Risinger Tony VH 7 4 .636 Black Bob WP 3 2 .600 Evans Bill PC 6 4 .600 Ridenour Bob VH 6 4 .600 Tauscher Don HU 5 5 .500 96 70 31 28 44 90 2.62 b Manier Dave PC 6 6 .500 Stewart Norm WLS 5 5 .500 Gumpert Randy MK 5 5 .500 Saban Bob YT 5 5 .500 Shrake Joe CB 4 4 .500 Bauer Russ CB 3 3 .500 Swigart Hal WP 6 9 .400 The HURONITE and THE DAILY PLAINSMAN, August 24, 1955
(a) The HURONITE and THE DAILY PLAINSMAN, June 12, 1956
(b) The HURONITE and THE DAILY PLAINSMAN, August 18, 1955
(c) 1969 Rapid City Yearbook HU = Huron Elks, YT = Yankton Terrys, VH = Valentine Hearts, WLS = Watertown Lake Sox, WP = Winner Pheasants, PC = Pierre Cowboys, CB = Chamberlain Chiefs, MK = Mitchell Kernels

PRINCE GEORGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE

Gary Tuttle, the hard hitting second baseman for the Quesnel Clippers captured the 1955 batting title finishing the season with a .463 average. Ed Chorney of the Prince George Athletics was right on his heels with a .433 mark. Willie McDermid of the Willow River Red Sox topped the loop in home runs, with six.  Fred Kapphahn of the Athletics was the top hurler with a 9-1 won/lost record.



   PRINCE GEORGE & DISTRICT      GP  PA  AB  R   H  TB 2B 3B HR SHSB CS BB  SO HB RBI   PCT
   Tuttle Gary QCP                       54     25                                     .463
   Chorney Ed PGA                       104     45                                     .433
   Bare Hugh QLM                         52     22                                     .423
   Munk Otto QLM                         57     23                                     .404
   McDermid Willie WRR                   99     40                                     .404
   Berdusco Johnny PGA                  110     42                                     .382
   Young Don PGC                         65     24                                     .369
   Stettner Andy PGA                     80     29                                     .363
   Punt Phil QLM                         72     26                                     .361
   McDermid Ken WRR                      81     29                                     .358

Source : Quesnel Cariboo Observer, August 25, 1955 

QCP=Quesnl Clippers, QLM=Quesnel Lumbermen, PGA=Prince George Athletics, PGC=Prince George Canadas,
WRR=Willow River Red Sox

OKANAGAN MAINLINE LEAGUE   

Geordie Taylor is the 1955 batting champion of the Okanagan-Mainline Baseball League. The Summerland Macs' outfielder ended the season with a .424 average in 66 at bats to top Bruno Ceconn of Oliver who posted a .409 mark and Sam Drossos of Penticton at an even .400.  Taylor tied for the most hits, 28, and was second in runs batted in, with 24.  Penticton's Wendell Clifton who finished fourth, with a .373 average, was the circuits most productive swatter leading in RBI with 25, and doubles, 9, while tying for the lead in hits, with 28, scoring 20 runs, third best, and clouting three homers. Drossos and Ron Evenson of Kamloops each had five home runs to tie in that category. Doug Kilburn of Summerland had the most thefts, 13, and Lloyd Burgart of Penticton scored the most runs, 27.

Pitchers Bill Martino of Oliver and  Bill Eyre of Summerland tied for the most wins, each finishing with 8-2 records. Bob Radies, of Oliver, who had a better winning percentage with his 7-1 mark also had the better ERA, 3.33, the tops among regulars. Len Gatin of Kamloops pitched in just two games, one a no-hitter, and didn't allow any scores.  Wendell Clifton was the league's workhorse with 15 games started and 98 innings pitched. Eyre was tops in strikeouts with 102 in 86 innings.

AVE : Taylor SUM - .424
RUNS : Burgart PEN - 27
HITS : Taylor SUM, Clifton PEN - 28
2B : Clifton PEN - 9
3B : Raptis PEN, Weeks OLE - 2
HR : Drossos PEN, Evenson, Buchanan KO - 5
RBI : Clifton PEN - 25
SB : Kilburn SUM - 13
   OKANAGAN MAINLINE LEAGUE      GP  PA  AB  R   H  TB 2B 3B HR SHSB CS BB  SO HB RBI   PCT
   Taylor Geordie SUM                    66     28            4                    24  .424
   Ceconn Bruno/Clarence OLE             44     18                                     .409
   Drossos Sam PEN                       50 17  20            5                    23  .400
   Clifton Wendell PEN                   75 20  28      9     3                    25  .373
   Martino Bill OLE                      54     20                                     .370
   Posnikoff Joe PEN                     49 16  17            2                    11  .347
   Adams Ray VER                         58     20                                     .345
   Snyder Ritchie OLE                    65     21                                     .323
   Janicki Wally VER                     65     21                                     .323
   Slater Don KO                         42 10  13                                  7  .310
   (Other Penticton)
   Getz Dick PEN                         11  2   4                                  2  .364
   Russell Bud PEN                       75 25  22            3                    20  .293
   Raptis Bill PEN                       59 17  17                                 18  .288
   John Ed PEN                           52 15  14                                  9  .269
   Nicholson Bill PEN                    23  4   6                                  5  .261
   Burgart Lloyd PEN                     78 27  20            1                    14  .256
   Moore Doug PEN                        59 14  15            1                    10  .254
   Richards Charlie PEN                  48 10  12                                  6  .250
   Mori Elmer PEN                        22  5   4                                  3  .182 *
   Drossos George PEN                    52 17   9            1                     6  .173
   Preen Charlie PEN                      3  1   0                                     .000
   (Other Kamloops)
   Fowles Len KO                         28  8  10                                 10  .357
   Connors Joe KO                        29  7   9                                  3  .310
   Evenson Ron KO                        46 18  14                                 11  .304
   Beecroft Gordie KO                    48 15  14                                 16  .292
   Saklofsky Bob KO                      58 20  16                                  7  .276
   Buchanan Buck KO                      69 19  19                                 14  .275
   Nagle Baz KO                          25  6   6                                  4  .240
   Fowles Jack KO                        63 11  15                                 11  .238
   MacDonald Bill KO                     43  7   9                                  9  .209
   Rota Frank KO                         48  9   9                                  7  .188
   Marriott Bill KO                      22  6   4                                  1  .182
   Brkich John KO                        30  3   5                                  4  .167
   Stewart Ken KO                        19  0   2                                  3  .105
   Elliott Kim KO                        18  2   1                                  1  .056

   OKANAGAN MAINLINE LEAGUE       G GS CG   W  L   PCT   IP  AB   H   R ER HR  BB  SO HB WP   ERA
   Gatin Len KO                   2  2      2  0         16       3   0  0      3  18        0.00
   Radies Bob OLE                    7      7  1         73      76  42 27     26  65        3.33
   Martino Bill OLE                 12      8  2         75      73  44 34     41  56        4.08
   Roth Bill VER                     3      3  1         24      28  22 11     14   6        4.13
   Getz Dick PEN                     3      3  1         29      24  22 14     17  23        4.34
   Eyre Bill SUM                     8      8  2         86      68  55 46     55 102        4.81
   Nagle Baz KO                   8  7      5  2         60      38  44 32     49  72        4.80
   John Eddie PEN                    2      2  0         18      16  19 11     16   9        5.50
   Clifton Wendell PEN              15      5  6         98      97  92 61     68  95        5.60
 
(Other Kamloops) Fowles Jack KO 1 0 0 7 4 1 1 1 2 1.29 Beecroft Gordie KO 5 1 1 24 25 21 14 20 15 5.25 Elliott Kim KO 6 3 3 39 49 43 31 28 20 7.15 Saklofsky Jim KO 2 0 1 3 4 7 3 5 1 10.11 Brkich John KO 3 0 1 9 14 16 13 11 8 13.00

In the newspaper story, Mori was shown with 9 hits in 22 ABs but with a .181 AVE and was listed
just ahead of .173 (George Drossos)- thus an obvious typo & hits changed to 4.

Sources : Penticton Herald & Kamloops Sentinel, September 14, 1955

KO=Kamloops Okonots, KWO=Kelowna Orioles, OLE=Oliver OBCs, PEN=Penticton Red Sox, SUM=Summerland Macs, VER=Vernon Canadians

SOUTHERN MINNESOTA LEAGUE   

Tom Neill of Rochester Royals is the 1955 batting champion of the Southern Minnesota Baseball League finishing with a .399 average to top teammate Sam Hill's .385.  Neill was also the circuit's leading slugger with 23 home runs. Hill led the loop in doubles, with 20, and hits, 84, both new league standards. Al Neil of Albert Lea drove in the most runs, 62, a league record. Mike Sichko of Albert Lea also set a league record with 51 runs.

Orinthal "Andy" Anderson of the Royals led the pitchers with a 2.07 earned run average, well ahead of the runner-up Lou Ciola, at 2.95. Loyal Bloxam of Fairmont was the winningest hurler with 13 victories while Vic Stryska of Faribault had the best winning percentage, .800, on 12 wins and just three loses. Bloxam also led in strikeouts with 105.  With 156 innings, Jim Lawler of Winona was the league's workhorse.


AVE : Neill ROC - .399 
RUNS : Sichko LEA - 51
HITS : Hill ROC - 84
HR : Neill ROC - 23
RBI : Neil LEA - 62
SB : Frey MAK, Kindall WIN - 9
   SOUTHERN MINNESOTA LEAGUE       GP  AB   R   H  TB  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
   Neill Tom ROC                   47 188  38  75      10   0  16   0  48  .399
   Hill Sam ROC                    49 218  43  84      20   3  10   2  32  .385
   Neil Al LEA                     49 192  47  71      11   0  23   0  62  .370
   McCarthy Jerry ROC              49 193  35  69      13   0   6   0  32  .358
   Pfasterer Kent MAK              40 166  26  59      11   3   4   5  22  .355
   Brown Frank AUS                 49 210  34  74      18   1  13   0  41  .352
   Taylor Don FAR                  49 191  39  67      13   1  11   2  49  .351
   Boiko Frank FAR                 49 194  34  66      17   3   4   3  27  .340
   King Jim FAI                    39 124  36  41      10   0   4   2  24  .331
   Newberry Dick WO                49 209  32  69      15   1   5   1  19  .330
   Schlaffer Augie  WO             47 179  30  58       7   0  11   0  36  .324
   Dahlke Don FAI                  49 205  35  66      17   2   7   0  39  .322
   Frey Charlie MAK                48 190  44  61      16   3  14   9  36  .321
   Campau Bill AUS                 26  72  12  23       1   0   5   0  14  .319
   Sichko Mike LEA                 49 204  51  65       9   1  15   5  41  .319
   Wopinek Ed MAK                  34 145  24  46       4   2  10   1  27  .317
   Restaino Emil FAI               48 196  33  62      10   2   2   3  38  .316
   Albrecht Ed MAK                 35  86  12  27       5   0   2   0  14  .314
   Workman Hank FAI                42 153  37  48       8   1  13   2  40  .314
   Seguso Art WO                   49 182  29  57       8   0  17   0  46  .313
   Ankoviak Bill LEA               49 192  48  60      11   1  15   0  45  .313
   Weiss Charley MAK               49 173  39  54       8   1  19   2  50  .312
   Gilmore Roy AUS-WIN             30 174  34  54       4   1  11   0  37  .310
   DeWitt Clyde FAI                22  68   9  21       2   0   1   1   7  .309
   Marquardt Del LEA               49 192  26  59       5   1   5   1  27  .307
   House Sam AUS                   48 176  22  54       8   3   3   8  24  .307
   Leach Bill WIN                  50 180  28  55       9   1   8   0  34  .306
   Schultz Howie FAR               49 203  38  62      12   1  11   1  42  .305
   Swartz Len WIN                  29  82  11  25       2   0   2   2   7  .305
   Anderson Orinthal(Andy) ROC     43 151  28  46      10   0  11   1  26  .305
   Ackerman Jerry FAR              49 181  28  55      15   0   9   0  42  .304
   Tracy Bert WIN                  50 198  33  60       9   0  11   1  27  .303
   Banton Herb FAI                 36 142  17  43      11   1   2   0  28  .303
   Fahringer Al WO                 32 123  16  37       9   0   3   0  15  .301
   Gregory Gus FAR                 35 143  22  43       4   3   3   0  18  .301
   Langston Sid WIN                37 147  21  44       6   0  12   0  23  .299
   Gearhart Lloyd ROC              26 101  24  30       2   0  13   1  27  .297
   Riggenbach Bob AUS              39 156  27  46       4   3   1   5  13  .295
   Balance Bob WO                  36 112  14  33       2   0   3   0  12  .295
   Sivinski John LEA               49 187  35  55       7   1  11   1  39  .294
   Hastings Bob WIN                32 113  23  33       4   0   8   0  20  .292  (1)
   Freels Bob AUS-WIN              33  93  12  27       3   0   4   1  12  .290
   Dolan Shanty MAK                14  59   6  17       2   0   1   0   5  .288
   Noback Glen FAR                 40 153  27  44      10   1   4   0  13  .288
   Raso Joe AUS                    49 183  21  52       7   1   2   2  17  .284
   Taylor Gail FAR                 43 156  24  44       5   0   1   2  20  .282
   Barnacle Bill ROC               31 103  22  29       4   0   3   0  11  .282
   Kaess Dick FAR                  49 204  35  57       5   0   4   4  16  .279
   Pinckard Bill ROC               28  97  19  27       7   0   7   8  20  .278
   Berdella Johnny ROC             48 180  21  50      11   0   0   0  13  .278
   Ciola Lou AUS                   27  69   9  19       3   1   0   0   3  .275
   Folkes Fred MAK                 44 171  30  47       7   1   1   5   7  .275
   Linden Walt ROC                 48 178  24  48      10   0   7   1  44  .270
   Triplett Jack WIN               38 175  25  47       6   0   3   1  23  .269
   Gleason George WIN              30  99  15  26       7   0   2   0  12  .263
   Lindgren Red AUS                49 195  22  51       7   0   3   1  24  .262
   Gasper Pete FAR                 33 111  15  29       5   0   2   0   8  .261
   Baud Andy WO                    46 185  25  48       4   1   2   5  16  .259
   Spaeter Bill FAI                36 143  22  37       6   0   2   2  11  .259
   Bartholomew Bob FAI             12  51   9  13       3   0   0   0   2  .255
   Carlson Irv LEA                 49 216  40  55      11   1   3   3  16  .255
   McCabe Bob LEA                  48 179  23  45      10   0   6   1  21  .251
   Loomis Dick MAK                 34 128  12  32      10   0   2   1  12  .250
   McNulty Jim FAI                 28 104  17  26       5   0   2   1  12  .250
   Gendreau Ronnie WO              46 157  19  39       4   0   6   1  20  .248
   Jennings Bill AUS               48 185  23  45       4   1   6   2  24  .243
   Karras Steve WO                 47 178  26  43       5   1   5   3  19  .242
   Lawler Jim WIN                  29  63   5  15       3   0   3   0  10  .238
   Letlow Lou MAK                  24  80  10  19       4   0   0   6   7  .238
   Gatts Tom MAK                   21  80  10  19       2   0   1   0   5  .238
   Radsavage Al WIN-WO             29 118  16  28       4   0   5   3  15  .237
   Hancock Fred ROC                49 204  43  48       8   0   9   0  29  .235
   Baker Willard MAK               35 113  11  26       2   0   1   2  17  .230
   Wilson Grady FAI                49 212  37  48      11   0   7   0  26  .226
   Colasinski Joe FAI              49 198  20  43       6   0   3   0  25  .217
   Anderson John ROC               25  58   6  12       2   0   1   0   3  .207
   Pritts Harry FAI                23  69   7  14       3   0   0   2   4  .203
   Rhodes Dusty MAK                49 193  23  39       9   0   2   3  18  .202
   Kindall Jerry WIN               36 149  27  30       5   0   6   9  18  .201
   Bawek Ken AUS                   16  55   3  11       1   0   0   0   3  .200
   Miller Don WIN                  15  51   6  10       1   0   0   3   1  .196
   Erps Bob LEA                    29 105   7  20       1   0   1   0  12  .190
   Lopez Monte WO-AUS              27  57   7  10       2   0   3   0   9  .175
   Olive Gene WO                   30 126  18  22       2   0   5   2  10  .175
   Grebin AUS                      20  63   4  11       2   0   1   1   6  .175
   Poliak John LEA                 32  90   4  15       1   0  14   0   5  .167
   Wilkins Dewey LEA               23  56   5   9       0   0   0   0   2  .161
   Edmunds Vern WO                 24  50   2   6       0   0   0   0   2  .120
   Bloxam Loyal FAI                24  69   1   7       1   0   0   0   1  .101
   (1) Hastings was shown with 133 AB, which would have been a .248 average. 
Given the printed average of .293, it's a reasonable guess that there's
a typo in the ABs (should have been 113).
   AUS=Austin, FAI=Fairmont, FAR=Farimbaut, LEA=Albert Lea, MAK=Mankato, 
ROC=Rochester, WIN=Winona, WO=Waseca-Owatonna
   Source :  Albert Lea Sunday Tribune, October 9, 1955


ERA :  Anderson ROC - 2.07 
WINS : Bloxam FAI - 13
PCT : Stryska FAR - .800
GMS STARTED : Edmunds V. WO - 18
INNINGS : Lawler WIN - 156
SO : Bloxam FAI - 105
   SOUTHERN MINNESOTA LEAGUE       W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  BB  SO    ERA
   Anderson Orinthal(Andy) ROC     4  2  .667  61          16  43   2.07
   Ciola Lou AUS                   9  9  .500 149          55  68   2.95
   Wilkins Dewey LEA              12  7  .632 154          36  90   3.28
   Anderson John ROC              11  6  .647 146          37  94   3.44
   VanCuyk John ROC                5  3  .625  67          21  62   3.51
   Stryska Vic FAR                12  3  .800 134          28  57   3.56
   Ferullo Carmen LEA              5  2  .714  78          16  29   3.56
   Bloxam Loyal FAI               13  4  .765 146          62 105   3.70
   Pritts Harry FAI               12  4  .750 140          41  98   3.74
   Griffith Charley FAR           11  4  .733 125          53  77   3.74
   Underhill Gary AUS              1  1  .500  33          13  33   3.78
   DeWitt Clyde FAI                8  6  .571 133          50  64   3.91
   Lively Bud FAR                  5  9  .357 123          20  88   4.15
   Mainaini Marco MAK              3  2  .600  58          25  42   4.18
   Marquardt Rollie LEA            6  5  .545 115          68  61   4.24
   Conant John MAK                 2  4  .333  46          14  20   4.30
   Lopez Monte WO-AUS              9  9  .500 150          67  88   4.32
   Edmunds Vern WO                 7 10  .412 118          42  77   4.50
   Felker Whitey WIN               3  6  .333  85          53  50   4.56
   Linde Lyman ROC                 5  4  .556  92          40  28   4.59
   Alton Stu WO                    2  5  .286  78          55  65   4.62
   Herr Johnny MAK                 3  4  .429  70          43  41   4.67
   McCarthy Jerry MAK              3  6  .333  75          41  60   4.80
   Hobaugh Ed WIN                  3  1  .750  31          14  21   4.89
   Sherman Bill WO                 1  6  .143  66          35  32   4.91
   March Art LEA                   6  6  .500  93          24  45   4.95
   Washburn Bill AUS               2  3  .400  49          24  38   5.14
   Albrecht Ed MAK                 8  7  .533 133          53  77   5.22
   Carlson Vance ROC               2  1  .667  42          13  19   5.23
   Lawler Jim WIN                  5 10  .333 156          64  98   5.43
   Sipple Charles MAK              1  4  .200  45          16  24   6.15
   Speck Jerry AUS                 1  3  .250  35          16  12   6.36
   Edmunds Ted ROC                 3  3  .500  32          17  13   6.68
   McGrath Jack WIN                5  3  .625  40          11  23   6.98
   Schmudlach Don WO               0  3  .000  35          17  21   7.71
   AUS=Austin, FAI=Fairmont, FAR=Farimbaut, LEA=Albert Lea, MAK=Mankato, 
ROC=Rochester, WIN=Winona, WO=Waseca-Owatonna Source : Albert Lea Sunday Tribune, October 9, 1955

COMOX & DISTRICT LEAGUE      

Ray Downey, Courtenay Legion shortstop,is the batting king of the Comox and District Baseball League for the 1955 season. Downey easily captured the title finishing with a .450 average in 80 at bats well ahead of the second place finisher teammate Earl Woods, at .408. Vern Ferguson of the Campbell River Cougars was third, batting .404. Another Legionnaire, Ron Lund, was fourth, hitting .402.


AVE :  Ray Downey CNL - .450 
HITS : Ferguson CRC - 38
   COMOX & DISTRICT LEAGUE          GP  AB   R   H  TB  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
   Downey Ray CNL                       80      36                          .450
   Woods Earl CNL                       71      29                          .408
   Ferguson Vern CRC                    94      38                          .404
   Lund Ron CNL                         92      37                          .402
   Moore W.(Bill) CNL                   90      35                          .389
   Harrison Dave COM                    21       8                          .381
   Haramboure John CRC                  82      31                          .378
   Roses Bill CUC                       81      30                          .370
   Marshall Don(Smoothie) CRC           76      28                          .368
   Telosky Andy CNL                     28      10                          .357
   Kolybaba W.(Bill) COF                71      25                          .352
   Smith Jack COM                       80      28                          .350
   Burtt Vic COF                        63      22                          .349
   Gray Ron CNL                         87      30                          .345
   Montgomery Skip CNL                  61      21                          .344
   Kanic Joe CRC                       102      35                          .343
   Hawkins Johnny COM                   86      29                          .337
   Blinston Allan COM                   61      20                          .328
   L'Oiseau Joe COF                     78      25                          .321
   Orr Freddie CNL                     100      32                          .320
   Milburn John  CUC                    72      23                          .319
   Bueckert Frank(Buck) COF             94      30                          .319
   Conti Ty CRC                         83      26                          .313
   Palek W.(Bill) CRC                   20       6                          .300
   Sommen J COF                         67      19                          .284
   McDonald Skip CRC                    82      23                          .280
   Thulin H CRC                         36      10                          .278
   Schilling Jergen CRC                 59      16                          .271
   Young Bob COF                        53      14                          .264
   Moncrief Bill(Bronco) CUC            46      12                          .261
   Vesterback Gus COM                   50      13                          .260
   Garat J CRC                          82      21                          .256
   Gribling Gerry COF                   67      17                          .254
   Jefferson Allan CNL                  66      16                          .242
   Downey Dick CNL                      62      15                          .242
   McCormick Len COF                    42      10                          .238
   Murphy Gerry OF CUC                  59      14                          .237
   Pearse Ben CUC                       77      18                          .234
   Schmidt Izzie CNL                    31       7                          .226
   Cameron Ron CRC                      40       9                          .225
   Milburn Roy(Gus) CUC                 48      10                          .208
   Pratt Gordon(Pro) COM                58      12                          .207
   Moore Roy CNL                        63      13                          .206
   Woitte Tony  COF                     55      11                          .200
   Ross Alex CRC                        50      10                          .200
   Hutton Tom CUC                       48       9                          .188
   Cass Jim COF                         43       8                          .186
   Pearse Norm CUC                      60      11                          .183
   Cochrane A./George CUC               28       5                          .179
   Feely Tom COM                        62      11                          .177
   Pearson R. CRC                       34       6                          .176
   Allen Ken CUC                        47       8                          .170
   Murdock Jack(Pickle) CUC             44       7                          .159
   Pratt Ron COM                        38       6                          .158
   Fiscus Bud CRC                       13       2                          .154
   Bosomworth Ennis COM                 82      12                          .146
   Morrison D.(Blacky) CUC              27       3                          .111
   Wilson Ricky COM                     29       3                          .103
   Super George COM                     39       4                          .103
   Enns Hank CRC                        11       1                          .091
   Spiers R. CRC                        23       2                          .087
   McGuiness A.  COM                    26       2                          .077
   Aitken Ronnie CUC                    14       1                          .071
   CNL=Courtenay Legion, COF=Comox RCAF Knights, COM=Comox Valley Tigers, 
CRC=Campbell River Cougars, CUC=Cumberland Cubs Source : Comox District Free Press, August 3, 1955