Statistics, 1956       

WESTERN CANADA BASEBALL LEAGUE

For the second straight season, Cliff Pemberton of Saskatoon copped the Western Canada League individual batting championship with a mark of .349 in 66 games, according to official figures released by the Howe News Bureau of Chicago. Last season in 1955, Pemberton hit for a .360 average.

Phillip Oyler of Edmonton was runner-up with a .333 average in 47 games.

Pemberton topped the league in hits with 90, total bases with 138, and three-base hits with nine.

Robert Herron of North Battleford bashed out the most doubles, 18, and batted in the most runs, 60. Thomas Shollin  of Edmonton hit the most home runs, 12.

Jose Valladares of Saskatoon scored the most runs, 58, and stole the most bases, 17.

Kenneth Guffey of Edmonton drew the most passes, 53, while at the other end of the scale, Buddy Burgess of Moose Jaw struck out the most times, 54. Norman Huletz of Regina was hit most often by a pitched ball, 10 times.

Jerry White of Regina produced the most sacrifice bunts, seven, while Robert Gerst of Edmonton and Edward Morris of Lloydminster tied for the honor of supplying the most sacrifice flies, four each.

Edmonton once again led the league in batting with a .278 average and led in most runs scored, 356. North Battleford topped the league in home runs with 44. North Battleford also won team fielding honors with a mark of .955. Edmonton turned in two triple plays, which is believed to be a league record, and led in double-play production with 66 twin killings.

Dale Zeigler, Edmonton left-hander, topped the pitchers in the ERA ratings with a mark of 2.32. He allowed 26 earned runs in 101 innings. Michael Dayne of North Battleford won the most games, 13, and started the most contests along with Ronald Watts of Moose Jaw, at 17 each.

Douglas Gostlin of Saskatoon pitched the most complete games,13. Thomas Garcia of North Battleford worked the most innings, 142, and faced the most batters, 542. James Stevens of Saskatoon struck out the most batsmen, 124, while Zeigler issued the most walks 79. Watts allowed the most hits, 145, Ben Reniker of Moose Jaw the most runs, 86, and North Battleford's Ben Griggs the most homers, 13.

 

Average : Cliff Pemberton SKG - .349 
Hits : Pemberton SKG - 90 
Doubles : Bob Herron NB & Jose Valladares SKG - 18 
Triples : Pemberton SKG - 9 
Home Runs : Tom Shollin EDE - 12 
Runs : Valladares SKG - 58 
RBI : Herron NB - 60 
Stolen Bases : Valladares SKG - 17 

OFFICIAL WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE RECORDS *** SEASON 1956 *** RELEASED FOR 
PUBLICATION IN PAPERS OF TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1956 *** COMPILED BY HOWE NEWS BUREAU, 
30 N. LA SALLE ST., CHICAGO 2, ILLINOIS. 
               AB   R  OR   H  TB  2B 3B HR SH SF SB  BB HB  SO LOB RBI PCT
Edmonton      2164 356 311 601 840 75 31 34 46 13 44 276 18 362 520 296 278
N Battleford  2266 354 311 604 877 95 23 44 20 13 63 238 13 327 458 311 267
Saskatoon     2227 345 288 583 789 98 33 14 28 23 86 321 19 279 536 275 262
Lloydminster  2100 323 349 533 732 74 19 29 16 11 49 262 18 354 484 226 254
Regina        1995 261 363 478 664 78 21 22 34 13 35 254 26 352 468 235 240
Moose Jaw     1929 214 387 454 592 67 26 13 35  4 43 217 19 341 406 174 235    
WCBL 10 or more games             G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI   PCT
Skousen Owen EDE 22 43 8 17 1 1 0 0 5 9 10 .395
Tucker WayneL EDE* 27 89 13 33 4 0 0 1 10 4 18 .371
Pemberton Clifford SKG* 66 258 38 90 12 9 6 8 27 9 52 .349
Garay Edward SKG 47 147 25 50 10 2 0 5 25 6 40 .340
Oyler Phillip EDE 47 192 34 64 8 7 5 6 23 29 38 .333
Pedrazzini Joseph RGB 48 178 27 59 9 1 4 2 24 11 26 .331
Stewart Donald LM 17 75 15 24 3 2 0 3 9 13 10 .320
Shollin Thomas EDE 63 233 46 74 11 5 12 6 32 32 44 .318
Williams Willie LM 62 204 45 64 12 3 7 7 54 19 45 .314
Valladares Jose SKG 67 243 58 76 18 6 0 17 50 20 21 .313
Shahzade Arthur RGB 60 216 39 67 9 2 2 13 32 28 27 .310
Herron Robert NB 68 258 41 79 18 2 11 6 31 47 60 .306
LaComb Gary EDE 62 256 54 78 13 5 4 14 23 36 37 .305
Lott Benjamin LM 61 252 53 75 11 5 10 9 22 30 38 .298
Karpinski John LM 56 209 42 62 11 2 9 1 23 11 43 .297
Kalamaris John RGB 27 91 10 27 4 1 1 0 12 13 14 .297
Pennington Gary 17EDE-50SKG 67 247 47 73 9 2 7 15 28 46 37 .296
Ford John NB 64 241 41 71 12 1 2 4 30 24 29 .295
Ing Cyril EDE* 10 34 6 10 0 0 1 0 8 8 5 .294
Tate Curtis NB 68 284 41 83 11 2 5 8 12 17 43 .292
Stone Arthur NB 48 117 26 34 6 1 0 14 15 12 13 .291
Dayne Michael NB* 41 59 14 17 2 1 2 2 10 11 12 .288
Maggio Carl EDE* 55 196 31 56 8 3 3 5 24 32 22 .286
Bloomfield Bud SKG 43 161 24 46 4 2 0 9 17 10 18 .286
Warren Richard RGB 13 56 7 16 1 0 0 0 3 5 6 .286
Karpinski Stanley LM 55 157 20 44 4 1 1 1 7 20 29 .280
Rodriguez Earnest MJM* 61 229 47 64 8 3 0 10 30 9 13 .279
Doucette John EDE 18 36 5 10 0 0 0 2 3 9 2 .278
Gerst Robert EDE 61 232 39 64 9 4 3 2 30 28 41 .276
Bussan Mark 5SKG-59NB 64 221 46 61 11 2 3 4 35 28 27 .276
Phair Robert RGB 56 206 26 56 9 3 3 4 22 25 31 .272
Kalski Edward LM 21 48 6 13 0 0 0 2 4 5 4 .271
Huletz Norman RGB 56 200 34 54 8 1 0 10 36 18 23 .270
Garcia Thomas NB# 31 60 9 16 4 2 1 1 6 15 13 .267
Rubio Richard MJM 61 217 30 57 11 5 2 10 26 17 25 .263
Taylor Roy MJM 28 69 10 18 2 0 0 0 3 3 5 .261
Blackman Jesse NB# 67 254 27 66 3 5 8 6 9 40 30 .260
Guffey Kenneth EDE 58 200 43 52 7 1 2 2 53 33 23 .260
Breckner Leonard SKG 36 123 11 32 10 1 1 3 9 11 20 .260
Cameron Mark RGB 40 116 13 30 3 1 0 0 8 16 11 .259
Ryan James EDE 18 66 9 17 3 0 1 0 5 12 11 .258
Bristol Jack NB 29 39 12 10 1 0 3 0 6 14 7 .256
Nelson Kenneth NB 66 254 36 64 7 3 2 13 12 25 24 .252
Worth Arthur NB* 64 220 27 55 15 2 7 1 36 44 33 .250
Satalich Richard LM 53 196 25 49 5 0 1 12 28 38 21 .250
Valentine James LM 59 237 32 59 11 0 0 0 18 23 31 .249
Herrera Mario SKG 47 178 33 44 3 0 1 10 28 12 15 .247
Bertotti Edward EDE 38 162 24 40 2 1 0 3 12 20 14 .247
Zayas Roberto LM 56 203 30 50 5 2 2 10 18 37 12 .246
Motley Jack 39SKG-15MJM 54 187 23 46 8 3 2 2 25 27 27 .246
Morgan Gordon 15SKG-44MJM 59 200 16 48 14 2 1 1 14 43 19 .240
Munatones Conrad EDE 57 206 19 49 5 7 3 2 15 41 27 .238
Irvin Donald SKG 15 38 6 9 0 0 0 5 3 7 4 .237
McLeod Jack SKG 33 64 13 15 2 3 0 1 17 8 8 .234
Levaggi Anthony RGB* 59 211 29 49 10 3 7 1 31 50 25 .232
Halsey Tuck RGB 41 104 18 24 6 2 2 2 16 34 10 .231
Burgess Buddy MJM 58 206 23 47 10 3 3 11 17 54 21 .228
Neal Charles SKG* 51 153 23 34 6 2 1 6 48 22 15 .222
Reniker Ben MJM 35 59 5 13 1 1 0 0 6 15 4 .220
Karbowski Robert SKG 26 78 5 17 4 0 0 2 4 9 3 .218
Doepker Richard MJM 18 37 3 8 2 0 0 0 0 6 1 .216
Gaitan Joseph MJM 46 139 17 29 4 2 0 2 39 32 8 .209
Shirley James SKG* 48 134 13 28 3 1 0 4 17 14 13 .209
Green Louis NB 53 130 17 27 1 1 0 0 22 8 10 .208
Loepp James RGB 22 39 2 8 1 0 0 0 5 8 2 .205
Murphy Lee RGB 59 222 25 44 8 4 3 0 21 48 32 .198
Gustin Keith LM 50 167 17 33 4 2 1 0 27 40 11 .198
Jarrett James MJM 59 205 16 40 6 3 0 0 15 16 26 .195
Gostlin Douglas SKG 26 48 12 9 1 2 0 0 8 17 2 .188
Yahario Willie MJM* 12 16 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 .188
Madsen Edwin EDE 28 108 8 20 3 0 0 0 7 20 8 .185
Bartylla Buzz MJM* 16 22 1 4 1 0 0 0 3 10 1 .182
Burgess Jerry RGB 21 45 8 8 2 3 0 0 14 8 4 .178
Henrich Robert EDE 27 102 14 18 2 2 0 0 7 26 7 .176
Button Lyle 16SKG-9NB 25 34 3 6 1 0 0 0 2 10 3 .176
Morris Edward LM 53 191 22 33 5 1 0 3 26 40 19 .173
McMillan Glenn MJM 19 58 7 10 2 0 0 6 8 10 3 .172
Hiltel Theodore MJM* 58 167 13 27 1 0 3 0 12 25 13 .162
Zeigler Dale EDE* 19 37 0 6 1 1 0 0 6 8 2 .162
White Jerry RGB 46 147 14 23 4 0 0 2 16 26 16 .156
Jones Robert 5SKG-9EDE 14 32 6 5 0 0 0 1 2 10 2 .156
Kirk Donald EDE 14 26 2 4 1 0 0 0 2 7 2 .154
Griggs Ben NB 24 48 7 7 2 2 0 0 1 19 2 .146
Bowes Jack SKG 25 35 5 5 1 1 0 0 3 10 1 .143
Tuggle Gale NB* 34 66 8 9 1 0 0 2 8 1 10 .136
Bentley Bev SKG 10 24 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 .125
Brown Bernard LM 24 94 5 11 0 0 0 1 6 9 6 .117
Ball Gary LM 12 27 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 .111
Cavillan David RGB 22 46 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 14 4 .109
Stevens James SKG 17 38 3 4 0 0 0 0 5 6 7 .105
Tesch Oscar LM 16 20 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 .100
Watts Ronald MJM 24 51 2 5 0 0 0 0 7 23 2 .098
Hatsell William RGB 12 32 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 8 1 .063
Bull Arthur EDE* 16 16 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 8 2 .063
Hansen James 3MJM-19LM 22 28 2 1 0 0 0 0 9 13 1 .036
Gray Roger RGB* 10 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 .000
Hobson Lewis SKG* 11 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 .000
Bailey William LM 20 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0 .000 WCBL Less than 10 games G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
McNabb Morris RGB 1 3 1 .333
Vold Ralph EDE* 9 27 8 .296
Hayes Garth MJM 1 4 1 .250
Verreau Mervin NB* 8 8 2 .250
Peerless Charles RGB 3 8 2 .250
Doyle Wayne SKG 6 14 3 .214
Hanna Jack LM 7 20 4 .200
Nicholson Roy LM-MJM 7 20 4 .200
Bentley Max SKG* 4 11 2 .182
Vanderlaan William RGB 6 13 2 .154
Taft Robert SKG 6 20 3 .150
Laskowski Robert RGB 5 8 1 .125
Alvarez Ruben MJM 6 9 1 .111
Heffel Kenneth EDE 6 10 1 .100
Axon Donald LM-NB 9 4 0 .000
Haroldson Bruce LM 1 1 0 .000
Perranoski Ron LM 1 1 0 .000
Tanner Ed LM 1 3 0 .000
Dean Lester NB 2 2 0 .000
Cochrane Dennis RGB 1 5 0 .000
Ebel Walter RGB 1 4 0 .000
Sachs Kenneth RGB 1 2 0 .000
Knutson Gerald SKG 3 7 0 .000 Source : Howe News Bureau Wins : Dayne NB - 13 Games : Karpinski LM, Garcia NB - 24 Games Started : Dayne NB, Watts MJM - 17 Complete Games : Gostlin SKG - 13 Innings : Garcia NB - 142 Strikeouts : Stevens SKG - 124 ERA : Zeigler EDE - 2.32 WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE
66 or more IP G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
Zeigler Dale EDE* 18 12 7 6 2 .750 101 68 49 26 79 102 13 11 2.32
Gostlin Douglas SKG 17 15 13 11 5 .688 135 101 42 35 77 83 5 3 2.33
Vold Ralph EDE 9 8 8 6 2 .750 72 68 22 19 23 57 1 3 2.38
Karpinski Stan LM 24 13 10 9 5 .643 128 122 50 37 25 44 0 3 2.60
Bowes Jack SKG 22 8 4 6 3 .667 93 67 38 27 36 90 4 2 2.61
Stevens James SKG 17 14 9 9 8 .529 114 84 54 37 77 124 4 10 2.92
Hansen James 3MJM-16LM 19 11 3 6 5 .545 84 88 51 28 38 23 0 3 3.00
Dayne Mike NB* 23 17 11 13 5 .722 136 144 66 49 36 91 3 3 3.24
Garcia Thomas NB 24 15 9 9 7 .563 142 128 68 53 74 111 8 3 3.36
Griggs Ben NB 21 16 7 7 7 .500 129 106 67 52 73 102 9 2 3.63
Watts Ronald MJM 22 17 10 7 10 .412 131 145 76 54 52 66 5 3 3.71
Bristol Jack NB* 20 10 3 5 7 .417 75 76 43 31 30 48 3 0 3.72
Doucette John EDE 16 10 5 5 6 .455 87 69 46 36 58 66 3 2 3.74
Button Lyle 14SKG-9NB 23 8 3 5 3 .625 84 90 49 35 50 68 3 2 3.75
Skousen Owen EDE 17 12 6 9 5 .643 97 99 60 42 36 43 3 5 3.90
McLeod Jack SKG 12 10 4 3 4 .429 66 65 44 31 28 39 3 2 4.23
Jones Robert 5SKG-9EDE 14 12 5 5 5 .500 89 87 56 42 48 65 4 9 4.24
Cavillan David RGB* 20 12 9 7 7 .500 109 118 68 55 30 45 3 4 4.54
Doepker Richard MJM 17 14 8 4 9 .308 105 99 62 53 77 67 2 9 4.54
Burgess Jerry RGB 14 9 5 2 7 .222 85 111 70 50 40 56 3 3 5.29
Reniker Ben MJM 19 15 8 7 6 .538 112 122 86 66 66 62 5 7 5.30
Karpinski John LM 10 9 5 3 5 .375 69 84 55 42 40 27 2 3 5.48
Halsey Tuck RGB 16 12 10 5 8 .385 97 110 72 60 33 52 1 2 5.57
Brown Barney LM 11 11 3 4 6 .400 67 93 63 47 30 14 2 2 6.31
Bartylla Buzz MJM* 16 8 0 2 7 .222 66 82 65 53 48 40 2 6 7.23
Kirk Donald EDE* 14 9 2 4 4 .500 66 93 63 53 37 40 0 3 7.23
Loepp James RGB 16 8 4 1 6 .143 67 99 63 58 35 37 3 3 7.79 Fewer than 66 IP G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
Knutson Gerald SKG 3 2 1 2 1 .667 21 14 2 2 9 9 0 0 0.86
Kalski Edward LM 8 2 1 0 3 .000 29 31 12 8 11 8 0 0 2.48
Vanderlaan William RGB 5 5 4 1 3 .250 38 24 14 12 7 24 0 0 2.84
Bull Arthur EDE 16 4 1 3 3 .500 52 43 25 17 28 39 1 3 2.94
Dea Murray EDE* 3 0 0 0 1 .000 9 10 12 4 10 2 0 0 4.00
Doyle Wayne SKG 6 5 1 3 2 .600 35 45 19 17 14 38 1 2 4.37
Hobson Lewis SKG 11 5 1 1 2 .333 39 36 23 19 26 27 3 0 4.38
Tesch Oscar LM 15 7 1 1 4 .200 58 51 38 29 59 31 5 3 4.50
Bailey William LM 20 1 0 2 2 .500 45 62 37 23 36 13 3 2 4.60
Morgan Gordon MJM 5 0 0 1 0 1.000 17 24 15 10 9 7 3 0 4.71
Laskowski Robert RGB* 5 3 1 0 3 .000 27 33 24 15 14 9 1 0 5.00
Yahario Willie MJM* 12 3 1 1 2 .333 41 47 30 23 18 22 0 2 5.05
Ball Gary LM 9 6 1 1 5 .167 43 39 34 26 27 11 2 1 5.44
Munatones Conrad EDE 3 1 0 0 1 .000 6 9 5 4 3 2 0 0 6.00
Gray Roger RGB* 10 9 3 2 6 .250 56 74 48 39 30 24 2 2 6.27
Axon Donald 3NB-6LM 9 1 0 0 2 .000 14 17 13 11 13 3 1 1 7.07
Worth Arthur NB* 4 4 1 1 2 .333 29 36 24 24 13 18 0 3 7.45
Alvarez Ruben MJM 6 3 2 0 4 .000 30 43 31 27 11 15 1 1 8.10
Peerless Charles RGB* 2 2 1 0 2 .000 12 20 12 11 9 6 0 0 8.25
Haroldson Bruce LM 1 1 0 0 1 .000 5 6 8 6 4 3 0 0 10.80 NO-DECISIONS G IP
Verreau Mervin NB 8 26
Taylor Roy MJM 2 5
Stacks Ken RGB 1 5
Dean Les NB 2 4
Blackman Jesse NB 1 3
Perranoski Ron LM 1 3
Pennington Gary SKG 1 2
Neal Charles SKG* 1 1
Pedrazzini Joseph RGB* 1 1 BALKS: Bowes, Doucette, Skousen, Brown. SHUTOUTS: Zeigler 3, Vold 2,
S.Karpkinski 2, Bowes 1, Hansen 2, Dayne 3, Garcia, Watts, Bristol, Doucette,
Skousen, Doepker, Reniker, Halsey 2, Kirk. BALKS: Vanderlaan. SHUTOUTS: Knutson. EDE = Edmonton Eskimos, SKG = Saskatoon Gems, NB = North Battleford Beavers, LM = Lloydminster Meridians, MJM = Moose Jaw Mallards, RGB = Regina Braves OFFICIAL WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE FIELDING RECORDS *** SEASON 1956 *** FOR PUBLICATION IN PAPERS OF WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 1956 ** COMPILED BY HOWE NEWS BUREAU, 30 N. LA SALLE ST., CHICAGO 2, ILLINOIS. TEAM FIELDING                              FINAL STANDINGS
     G DP TP PB  PO   A   E   PCT            W  L   T  PCT
N.Battleford  68 49  0 13 1742 651 114 .955 Edmonton     37 26  0 .587
Saskatoon     67 57  0 10 1749 680 141 .945   Saskatoon    39 28  0 .582
Edmonton      63 66  2 10 1641 742 140 .945   N.Battleford 37 31  0 .544
Regina        60 42  0 21 1521 613 128 .943   Lloydminster 26 36  0 .419
Lloydminster  62 51  0 25 1593 747 151 .939   Moose Jaw    22 40  0 .355
Moose Jaw     62 53  0 15 1548 717 174 .929   Regina       18 42  0 .300 INDIVIDUAL FIELDING (TEN OR MORE GAMES) * THROWS LEFT
FIRST BASEMEN     G  PO   A  E DP   PCT                      G  PO   A  E DP  PCT
Pedrazzini,RGB*  39 360  20  6 31  .984  Ryan,EDE           17 137  10  4 17 .974
Blackman,NB      64 443  26  8 29  .983  McLeod,SKG         12  89   4  3  8 .969
Phair,RGB*       14 110   3  2  5  .983  Guffey,EDE*        45 403  26 14 30 .968
Karpinski J,LM   41 354  22  8 30  .979  Hiltel,MJM*        50 394  24 17 32 .961
Neal,SKG*        45 380  18  9 32  .978  Morris,LM          13 117   2  6  9 .952
TRIPLE PLAYS:  Guffey 2.                 Worth,NB*          12  53   5  5  2 .921
SECOND BASEMEN    G  PO   A  E DP   PCT                      G  PO   A  E DP .PCT
Tucker,EDE       22  63  66  2 21  .985  Ing,EDE            10  24  22  2  8 .958
White,RGB        43  95 110  6 22  .972  Gaitan,MJM         45 112 109 15 28 .936
Ford,NB          49 120 117  8 20  .967  Stone,NB           34  62  48  8 11 .932
Lott,LM          61 203 182 14 34  .965  Taylor,MJM         16  38  48  7  8 .925
Valladares,SKG   67 161 175 13 35  .963  Gerst,EDE          21  42  63  9 11 .321
TRIPLE PLAY: Gerst
THIRD BASEMEN     G  PO   A  E DP   PCT                      G  PO   A  E DP .PCT
Gerst,EDE        40  49  91  7 15  .952  Madsen,EDE         23  27  35  9  6 .873
Pemberton,SKG    50  58  85 11  7  .929  Valentine,LM       25  31  57 14  5 .863
Williams,LM      42  62 105 14  8  .923  Rubio,MJM          59  63  48 21 11 .841
Tate,NB          66  70 106 16 11  .917  Karbowski,SKG      15  13  26  8  3 .830
Murphy,RGB       48  50  93 15  3  .905
SHORTSTOPS        G  PO   A  E DP   PCT                      G  PO   A  E DP  PCT
Williams,LM      23  52  70 12 10  .910  Henrich,EDE        25  58  62 15 20 .889
Stone,NB         12  25  24  5  2  .907  Bertotti,EDE       38  59 124 23 15 .888
Bloomfield,SKG   43  47 115 17 20  .905  Hatsell,RGB        11  13  17  4  4 .882
Irvin,SKG        10  15  23  4  4  .905  Burgess,MJM        58  97 190 40 32 .878
Bussan,SKG-NB    60 121 128 29 29  .896  Valentine,LM       35  54 108 23 16 .876
Huletz,RGB       44  69 124 23 23  .894  Motley,SKG-MJM     13  15  24 11  2 .780
TRIPLE PLAY: Bertotti.
OUTFIELDERS       G  PO   A  E DP   PCT                      G  PO   A  E DP  PCT
Morris,LM        23  34   2  0  0 1.000  Motley,SKG-MJM     34  58   5  4  0 .940
Ford,NB          16  22   1  0  1 1.000  Munatones,MJM      52  69   8  5  1 .939
Karpkinski S,LM  23  23   0  0  0 1.000  Rodriguez,MJM*     61 156  10 11  6 .938
Shahzade,RGB     51 116   0  1  0  .991  Zayas,LM           55 105   4  8  1 .932
Levaggi,RGB*     47  78   6  1  2  .988  Oyler,EDE*         47  60   6  5  0 .930
Halsey,RGB       15  37   3  1  0  .976  Pennington,EDE-SKC 67 107  10  9  4 .929
Herrera,SKG      47 104   3  3  1  .973  Morgan,SKG-MJM     59  93   6  8  0 .925
Maggio,EDE*      54 100   6  3  0  .972  Phair,RGB*         42  83   2  7  0 .924
Herron,NB        68 112   3  4  0  .966  Worth,NB*          55  68   4  6  0 .923
Nelson,NB        66 150  13  6  3  .964  Pemberton,SKG      18  24   0  2  0 .923
McMillan,MJM     18  21   3  1  0  .960  Breckner,SKG*      29  47   3  5  1 .909
Satalich,LM      53 134  16  8  3  .949  Guffey,EDE*        13  18   2  2  0 .909
Kalski,LM        11  16   1  1  1  .944  Reniker,MJM        11   9   1  1  0 .909
LaComb,EDE       55  88   8  6  1  .941  Stewart,LM         17  29   1  4  0 .882
TRIPLE PLAY: LaComb
CATCHERS      G  PO  A  E DP  PB   PCT                     G  PO  A  E DP PB  PCT
Green,NB     51 270 26  2  3   6  .993  Cameron,RGB       33 137 18  5  2  6 .969
Shirley,SKG  32 252 14  3  3   1  .989  Garrett,MJM       58 282 49 14  1 14 .959
Garay,SKG    33 247 29  5  3   8  .982  Gustin,LM         48 157 32  8  2 22 .959
Shollin,EDE  62 407 44 11  6  10  .976  Kalamaris,RGB     22 113  7 13  1  5 .902
Tuggle,NB    28 126 15  4  1   6  .972  Morris,LM         16  34  8  7  1  3 .857
TRIPLE PLAY: Shollin
PITCHERS         G  PO  A  E DP    PCT                       G PO  A  E DP   PCT
Dayne,NB*        23  7 31  0  2  1.000  Zeigler,EDE*        18  9 22  3  1  .912
Cavillan,RGB*    20  5 21  0  1  1.000  Doepker,MJM         17  5 25  3  1  .909
Leopp,RGB        16  4 21  0  0  1.000  Yahario,MJM*        12  2  8  1  0  .909
Bowes,SKG        22  2 19  0  1  1.000  Burgess,RGB         14  2 17  2  0  .905
Kirk,EDE*        14  4 10  0  0  1.000  Watts,MJM           22  5 37  5  1  .894
Bailey,LM        20  0  9  0  0  1.000  Karpinski J,LM      10  3 13  2  0  .889
Hobson,SKG       11  1  4  0  0  1.000  McLeod,SKG          12  3 13  2  0  .889
Skousen,EDE      17  3 33  1  4   .973  Garcia,NB           24  2 21  3  2  .885
Karpkinski S,LM  24  8 25  1  2   .971  Brown,LM            11  2 19  3  0  .875
Halsey,RGB       16  4 30  1  0   .971  Button,SKG-NB       23  1 26  4  2  .871
Gostlin,SKG      17 10 21  1  1   .969  Jones,SKG-EDE       14  5 21  4  0  .867
Griggs,NB        21  3 27  1  3   .968  Bartylla,MJM*       16  0 11  2  0  .846
Bristol,NB*      20  3 17  1  1   .952  Hansen,MJM-LM       19 10 16  5  1  .839
Tesch,LM         15  5 14  1  0   .950  Stevens,SKG         17  1 18  6  0  .760
Doucette,EDE     16  5 21  2  0   .929  Bull,EDE            16  1 11  4  0  .750
Reniker,MJM      19  0 23  2  0   .920  Gray,RGB*           10  0  6  2  0  .750
 


SOUTHERN (SASKATCHEWAN) LEAGUE

Big Ed Heidt, the Regina Cardinals' handyman, captured the 1956 Southern League batting crown with a hefty .435 average. Heidt collected 30 hits including 11 for extra bases in 69 times at bat. Ted Pasch of the Moose Jaw Lakers was the runner-up at an even .400.

Gary McKechney of Estevan finished with 9 wins and just 1 loss to lead the loop in wins and winning percentage. He also was tops in complete games with 10, completing all of his starts.

Average : Ed Heidt RG - .435 
Hits : Lovett/Hennenfent MJL - 34 
Doubles : Mel Hennenfent MJL - 9 
Triples : Ed Bearss ND - 6 
Home Runs : Nasie Schnell ES - 3 
SOUTHERN LEAGUE FINAL             G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI   PCT
Heidt Ed RG 18 69 15 30 .435
Pasch Ted MJL 15 55 13 22 .400
Lovett Herb MJL 21 88 16 34 .386
Schnell Nasie ES 24 90 23 33 3 .367
Bearss Ed ND 23 78 18 28 6 .359
Covert Keith WY 19 69 14 24 .348
Wetsch Dale ES 23 64 26 22 .344
Hennenfent Mel MJL 24 101 13 34 9 .337
Cochrane Denny RGR 21 71 16 23 .324
Mohr Ken RGR 14 53 14 17 .321
Quinn Jim ND 20 88 19 28 .318
Hayes Garth MJL 23 86 28 27 .314
Bent James Buzz WY 22 87 17 27 .310
Goodhue Sam RGR 15 53 12 16 .302 ESTEVAN MAPLE LEAFS G AB R H PCT
Kalski ES 1 4 1 2 .500
Bozak ES 1 2 1 1 .500
Schnell Nasie ES 24 90 23 33 .367
Wetsch Dale ES 23 64 26 22 .344
North Wayne ES 24 97 21 28 .289
McKechney Ron ES 18 66 6 17 .258
McKechney Gary ES 24 87 19 22 .253
Kreuger Erwin ES 22 76 14 19 .250
Becker Walt ES 12 42 9 10 .238
Schnell Harold ES 13 41 7 9 .220
Dornstauder Hank ES 16 51 6 11 .216
Falk Bill ES 2 5 1 1 .200
May Ed ES 10 31 1 6 .194
Barber Lee ES 8 21 4 3 .143
Harbourne Jack ES 6 21 2 2 .095
Allen Ken ES 15 47 4 4 .085
Katrusik ES 2 7 0 0 .000
Verpe Orval ES 2 0 0 0 .000
Murray ES 1 0 0 0 .000
Miller ES 2 5 1 0 .000
Horesdorf ES 1 3 1 0 .000
Kalinski Ed ES
Smith D ES REGINA RED SOX
Martindale Bill RGR 4 13 1 5 .385
Ruhr Lionel RGR 9 27 3 9 .333
Cochrane Denny RGR 21 71 16 23 .324
Mohr Ken RGR 14 53 14 17 .321
Goodhue Sam RGR 15 53 12 16 .302
Moroz Joe RGR 7 20 8 6 .300
Prosofsky Ed RGR 23 98 7 28 .286
McEachern Ken RGR 17 67 13 19 .284
Manz Al RGR 12 44 8 12 .273
Leverick Tom RGR 8 22 3 6 .273
McNabb Morris RGR 14 46 7 12 .261
Peerless Charlie RGR 14 51 10 13 .255
McLean Jake RGR 18 54 12 12 .222
Moser Luke RGR 4 9 0 2 .222
Wall Vic RGR 14 42 9 9 .214
Rennie Art RGR 12 26 5 4 .154
Belick RGR 12 29 3 5 .172
Hyssop RGR 4 7 1 1 .143
Cowan Harold RGR 14 47 6 6 .128
Mitchell Hank RGR MOOSE JAW LAKERS
Miller Art MJL 2 2 2 1 .500
Pasch Ted MJL 15 55 13 22 .400
Lovett Herb MJL 21 88 16 34 .386
Hennenfent Mel MJL 24 101 13 34 .337
Hayes Garth MJL 23 86 28 27 .314
Nutzhorn Ray MJL 21 87 25 29 .333
Johnston Ralph MJL 4 7 0 2 .286
Devine Jack MJL 10 32 3 8 .250
Smith Glen Baldy MJL 14 48 10 12 .250
Devine Don MJL 22 72 11 17 .236
Smail Murray MJL 23 81 30 19 .235
Hunchuk George MJL 15 51 12 10 .196
Elsom Charlie MJL 15 44 7 8 .182
Bernard Ray MJL 4 13 0 2 .154
Blaisdell Wally MJL 11 34 5 5 .147
Rosenbaum MJL 4 13 0 1 .077
Doyley MJL 1 0 0 0 .000
Bell Bob MJL 3 3 0 0 .000
Yeomans Bob MJL NOTRE DAME HOUNDS
Campbell Garnet ND 4 18 4 11 .611
Campbell Gordon ND 2 4 1 2 .500
Bearss Ed ND 23 78 18 28 .359
Donald Bob ND 10 40 5 14 .350
Quinn Jim ND 20 88 19 28 .318
Huck Hugh ND 19 67 11 18 .269
Saucier Bernie ND 19 55 8 14 .255
Townsend Ken ND 23 78 18 19 .244
Moren Glen ND 11 28 7 6 .214
Metz ND 5 19 3 4 .211
Sanderson Archie ND 6 20 3 4 .200
Magis Ed ND 19 70 19 14 .200
Glazier Vern ND 22 80 14 15 .188
Carr Hugh ND 8 21 3 3 .143
Bell Dean ND 4 15 5 2 .133
Resch Phil ND 15 33 7 4 .121
Doetzel Ed ND 12 27 2 3 .111
Griffin Dick ND 5 4 0 0 .000
Fornwald ND 1 1 0 0 .000
Daley Tim ND 1 4 1 0 .000
McPherson Pat ND WEYBURN BEAVERS
Burge Jim WY 10 36 9 14 .389
Covert Keith WY 19 69 14 24 .348
Frank Walter WY 2 3 0 1 .333
Bent James Buzz WY 22 87 17 27 .310
Garner Jim WY 11 39 9 10 .256
Shupe Jack WY 19 77 7 19 .247
Hoff Dave WY 21 71 9 17 .239
McCarron Cece WY 19 69 17 14 .203
Springer Merv WY 20 66 10 13 .197
Hogg Ralph WY 6 16 1 3 .188
Greaves Barry WY 17 50 6 9 .180
Rusnak John WY 7 20 4 3 .150
Kempthorne Art WY 6 14 2 2 .143
McMillan Hugh WY 16 64 6 9 .141
Sharpe John WY 4 9 1 1 .111
Shupe Doug WY 6 12 1 1 .083
Whittal Bryan WY 1 1 0 0 .000
Wilder Les WY 2 2 0 0 .000
Allen Val WY 3 4 2 0 .000
Schneider Bernie WY 1 2 0 0 .000
Veillet Louis WY 1 5 1 0 .000
Scott WY 1 4 1 0 .000
Scharf Ron WY ASSINIBOIA ACES
Edwards Wes AS 11 46 8 16 .348
White Jim AS 6 16 4 5 .313
Shanks Lorne AS 10 35 6 9 .257
Skjerven Gord AS 14 55 4 14 .255
Davis Bob AS 12 32 4 8 .250
Sampson Gary AS 11 40 7 10 .250
Erfle Rube AS 20 77 10 19 .247
Logan Norm AS 11 33 5 8 .242
Lidster Jim AS 22 84 12 20 .238
Linnell Jimmy AS 6 17 4 4 .235
Lawrick Nick AS 18 61 11 14 .230
Bjorneson Skuli AS 22 76 9 17 .224
Hall John AS 11 18 2 4 .222
Pearson Paul AS 12 36 5 8 .222
Weekes Bob AS 12 39 4 7 .179
Ciocia George AS 18 51 10 9 .176
Waterton Reg AS 2 7 0 1 .143
Armshaw AS 8 23 2 3 .130
Booth Ossie AS 4 17 1 2 .118
Lidster D AS 2 4 1 0 .000
Ulsdell AS 2 2 0 0 .000 REGINA CARDINALS
Heidt Ed RG 18 69 15 30 .435
Mang Wayne Charlie RG 12 33 7 11 .333
Bobowski Ed RG 6 15 1 5 .333
Hall Ron RG 4 12 2 4 .333
Lysack Lou RG 11 28 3 8 .286
Ives Larry RG 7 21 0 6 .286
Dundas Ron RG 13 51 6 14 .275
Gillstrom Owen RG 15 56 9 15 .268
Ebel Walter RG 18 63 8 16 .254
Woolley Don RG 17 68 12 17 .250
Johnson Harvey RG 11 38 3 9 .237
Kowula Bill RG 21 62 9 14 .226
Gilbert Ron RG 6 20 4 4 .200
Hingley Doug RG 20 61 8 12 .197
Lunghamer RG 2 6 0 1 .167
Harrison Cliff Lefty RG 4 6 0 1 .167
Woolley Lloyd RG 2 6 0 1 .167
Leurer Allan RG 17 47 5 7 .149
Hennenfent Bill RG 4 11 3 1 .091
McFadyen George RG 5 13 0 1 .077
Bey Ray RG 7 14 0 1 .071
Schell Al RG 1 1 0 0 .000
McCubbin Bob RG 1 3 0 0 .000
Vogt Al RG 2 3 0 0 .000
Linton RG 1 4 0 0 .000
Fulton Jack RG 3 10 1 0 .000
Gatin Lee RG 4 13 0 0 .000
Ryan Hugh RG
Whittal Bryan RG Source : Regina Leader-Post, August 21, 1956 Wins : Gary McKechney ES - 9 Won-Lost Pct : McKechney ES - 9-1, .900 Games : Phil Resch ND - 15 Games Started : Resch ND - 12 Complete Games : McKechney - 10 SOUTHERN LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
McKechney Gary ES 13 10 10 9 1 .900
Resch Phil ND 15 12 9 8 4 .667
Peerless Charlie RGR 8 6 5 6 2 .750
Devine Jack MJL 8 7 7 6 2 .750
Allen Ken ES 8 7 7 5 1 .833
Blaisdell Wally MJL 9 7 5 5 3 .625
Covert Keith WY 10 9 5 4 2 .667
Hoff Dave WY 14 8 5 4 7 .364
Leverick Tom RGR 8 6 4 3 2 .600
Pearson Paul AS 6 5 1 3 3 .500
Heidt Ed RC 9 7 4 3 4 .429
Harbourne Jack ES 2 2 1 2 0 1.000
Martindale Bill RGR 2 1 1 2 0 1.000
Wall Vic RGR 5 5 2 2 1 .667
Bernard Ray MJL 3 3 1 2 1 .667
Carr Hugh ND 7 4 3 2 3 .400
Hall John AS 10 6 4 2 4 .333
Miller ES 1 1 1 1 0 1.000
Kalinski Ed ES 1 1 0 1 0 1.000
Griffin Dick ND 3 2 0 1 0 1.000
Hogg Ralph WY 3 1 1 1 0 1.000
Moser Luke RGR 4 3 2 1 1 .500
Mohr Ken RGR 4 2 2 1 1 .500
Woolley Lloyd RC 2 2 2 1 1 .500
Bearss Eddie ND 5 3 2 1 2 .333
Skjerven Gord AS 7 4 3 1 2 .333
Linnell Jim AS 3 3 3 1 2 .333
Falk Bill ES 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Miller Art MJL 1 1 0 0 0 .000
Nutzhorn Ray MJL 2 0 0 0 0 .000
McPherson Pat ND 1 0 0 0 0 .000
McCarron Cece WY 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Vogt Al RC 2 0 0 0 0 .000
McKechney Ron ES 1 1 1 0 1 .000
Bell Bob MJL 3 1 0 0 1 .000
Glazier Vern ND 1 1 0 0 1 .000
Sharpe John WY 2 1 0 0 1 .000
Rusnak John WY 3 1 0 0 1 .000
Allen Val WY 1 1 0 0 1 .000
Schneider Bernie WY 1 1 0 0 1 .000
Logan Norm AS 1 1 1 0 1 .000
Lysack Lou RC 1 1 1 0 1 .000
Gatlin Lee RC 1 1 0 0 1 .000
Verpe Orval ES 2 2 0 0 2 .000
Johnston Ralph MJL 4 3 2 0 2 .000
McFadyen George RC 2 2 0 0 2 .000
Bey Ray RC 6 1 1 0 2 .000
Harrison Cliff RC 3 3 1 0 2 .000
Hall Ron RC 2 2 1 0 2 .000
Bobinski Ed RC 4 2 2 0 2 .000
Bjorneson Skuli AS 5 4 2 0 4 .000 ES = Estevan Maple Leafs, RGR = Regina Red Sox, MJL = Moose Jaw Lakers, ND = Notre Dame Hounds, WY = Weyburn Beavers, AS = Assiniboia Aces, RC = Regina Cardinals
 


SOUTHERN ALBERTA

In one of the most dominating pitching performances in the history of prairie baseball, Willie Walasko of the Granum White Sox fashioned a 21-2 won-lost record for the summer.  The right-hander appeared in 28 games, 20 of them starts.  He had 18 complete games.

SOUTHERN ALBERTA
WALASKO FINAL                   G GS CG  W  L   PCT  IP   H  BB  SO   ERA

Walasko Willie GR              28 20 18 21  2  .913 All games - league, exhibition, playoff, tournament
Source - boxscores & game reports.


MANDAK LEAGUE

In the ManDak League, Dolph Regelsky of Williston took the batting title with a .362 average.  Art Pennington of Bismarck was second at .357, followed by Carl Paylor of Williston with a .348 mark, Tex Dargie of Bismarck at .346, and Sam Hill of Bismarck at .335. Al Leap of Bismarck won the home run crown, with 23, three ahead of teammate Hill.  Jim Leavitt of Williston batted in the most runs, 80.  Hill and Butch Lawing of Dickinson tied for second, each with 73

Sugar Cain of the Minot Mallards won the ERA title for the second straight year.  Cain finished at 2.29, a marked improvement over his 2.94 of 1955. Preston Elkins of Williston ended Cain's three-year reign as Strikeout King with 110. Cain's 1953 record of 123 remains.  Elkins also topped the league in wins, with 15, a new high.  Williston teammate Jack Sanoff had 14 victories.  Both surpassed Neil Lettau's total of 13, in 1954.  Elkins tossed the most innings, 176. 

 

Average : Dolph Regelsky WL - .362 
Hits : Sam Hill BI - 108 
Doubles : Al Cihocki BI - 30 
Triples : Art Pennington BI - 11 
Home Runs : Al Leap BI - 23 
RBI : Butch Lawing DI & Hill BI - 73 

MANDAK FINAL                      G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI   PCT
Scarborough Dean MI 44 17 3 0 1 6 .386
Regelsky Dolph WL 271 98 17 4 19 68 .362
Pennington Art BI 294 105 10 11 10 51 .357
Paylor Carl WL 155 54 11 3 1 22 .348
Dargie Tex BI 301 104 20 6 3 33 .346
Hill Sam BI 322 108 19 2 20 73 .335
Raehse Bill WL 325 107 20 0 17 60 .329
Barr Ed MI 253 82 11 2 12 62 .324
Weatherly Roy WL/BI 176 57 8 1 9 39 .324
Healy Dennis WL 106 34 7 0 1 15 .321
Daugherty Hal MI 322 103 22 3 12 56 .320
McLean Zoonie MI 262 83 20 3 6 50 .317
Kropf John BI 228 72 13 5 13 43 .316
Van Eman Bob MI 208 65 12 1 8 46 .313
Johnson Everett DI 225 70 13 2 5 32 .311
Spatafore Pete WL 119 37 7 6 2 15 .311
Hockenbury Bill BI 293 90 9 4 18 59 .307
Lawing Garland DI 270 83 10 3 19 73 .307
Cihocki Al BI 310 95 30 1 5 51 .306
Daehn Nelson WL 345 105 21 5 4 36 .304
Sharp Bill WL 250 75 7 0 0 18 .300
Elkins Preston WL 150 45 5 0 14 40 .300
Bowman Duke MI 284 83 22 2 6 45 .292
Chepkauskas Dan WL/DI 257 75 6 0 6 30 .292
Didier Gerald DI 231 66 7 3 3 33 .286
Leap Al BI 305 87 14 0 23 61 .285
Perez Mike BI 204 56 7 2 0 26 .275
Leavitt Jim WL 272 74 9 2 5 30 .272
Jankowski Bill DI 290 78 11 3 3 31 .269
Orner Chuck MI 113 30 6 3 4 20 .265
Anderson Andy MI 141 37 7 0 7 18 .262
Joffe Milt DI 287 74 10 5 8 31 .258
Bush Carl MI 297 76 15 6 11 38 .256
Berns Ray WL 312 79 12 6 7 48 .253
Johnson Earl DI 220 55 6 0 1 32 .250
Brenzel Fred DI/BI 80 20 2 1 0 10 .250
Moore Dee WL 28 7 1 0 0 3 .250
Afremow Buddy DI 235 58 8 4 2 21 .247
Krsnich Rocky DI 58 14 0 0 2 6 .241
Karbokski Bob WL/DI 90 21 3 0 2 13 .233
Williams Dewey MI 154 35 0 1 1 9 .227
Boyer Lynn DI 58 13 1 1 1 7 .224
Juelke Connie BI 59 13 6 0 4 12 .220
Spaeter Bill WL 59 13 2 0 0 4 .220
Corcoran Don MI 262 56 9 3 4 25 .214
Smith Don MI 48 10 0 0 2 4 .208
Ball Bob BI 21 4 2 0 0 3 .190
Giulliano Tom DI 51 9 2 1 1 5 .176
Wolf Pius BI 25 4 1 0 2 7 .160
Phalen Dan WL 17 2 0 1 0 0 .118 Source : The Bismarck Tribune, September 18, 1956 Wins : Elkins WL - 15 Games : Sanoff WL - 26 Games Started : Elkins WL - 20 Complete Games : Elkins WL - 16 Innings : Elkins WL - 176 Strikeouts : Elkins WL - 110 ERA - Cain MI - 2.29 MANDAK FINAL G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA

Cain, Sugar MI 15 15 15 10 5 .667 130 127 44 82 2.29
Hockenbury, Bill BI 6 2 2 2 1 .667 27 25 14 9 2.33
Lyons, Al WL 5 5 3 4 1 .800 44 37 6 29 2.46
Elkins, Preston WL 20 20 16 15 4 .789 176 163 37 110 2.71
Taylor, Vern MI 20 10 9 8 7 .533 110 100 24 37 2.86
Sanoff, Jack WL 26 17 12 14 3 .824 150 130 47 82 3.00
Williams, Ed WL 18 10 6 5 6 .455 91 95 20 45 3.37
Kelly, Dick MI 14 11 5 6 5 .545 95 90 25 35 3.50
Michalec, James DI 20 16 10 8 9 .471 138 141 66 78 3.78
Stryska, Vic BI 21 16 12 9 7 .563 140 165 28 67 3.86
Piercey, Joe MI 14 1 0 1 2 .333 38 39 12 9 4.02
Nelson, Gene BI 9 6 1 3 1 .750 44 53 24 13 4.10
Fahr, Gerald DI 19 17 14 7 10 .412 146 190 25 62 4.31
Donley, Chuck WL 14 5 3 4 3 .571 61 72 21 37 4.43
Guderian, Tom MI 6 6 3 3 1 .750 42 47 25 16 4.50
Johnson, Norm WL 15 10 4 5 5 .500 83 87 41 45 4.55
Schultz, Mike MI 6 5 3 2 1 .667 37 42 13 6 4.63
Higgins, Roger BI 19 14 9 12 1 .923 121 157 25 63 4.91
Gibbons, Dirk MI 20 13 6 6 7 .462 109 127 32 58 4.95
Herman, Don WL 6 5 2 1 3 .250 38 38 14 19 4.98
Bryja, Walt DI 17 7 3 3 3 .500 71 84 19 30 5.07
Smith, Don MI 5 0 0 0 1 .000 16 21 11 5 5.07
Heim, Mel DI 22 17 11 6 10 .375 139 166 62 80 5.18
Brenzel, Fred BI 16 12 8 5 8 .385 105 132 42 48 5.23
Eisenmann, Chuck BI 2 1 1 1 0 1.000 15 19 6 11 5.40
Fitzgerald, John BI 25 6 1 4 7 .364 84 97 45 53 5.46
Landry, Mal BI 15 14 5 9 3 .750 98 115 79 29 5.51
Griffith, Charles MI 5 3 0 0 0 .000 11 11 6 3 5.72
Oster, Bill MI 5 4 2 1 2 .333 34 34 16 29 5.82
Ulrich, Whitney WL 9 5 1 1 4 .200 33 29 23 7 6.00
Rose, Bill DI 6 4 2 1 4 .200 31 45 8 19 6.09
Garcia, Tony BI 21 13 2 4 7 .364 120 152 38 44 6.30
Laskowski, Robert DI 10 3 1 0 3 .000 35 61 13 16 7.46
Duncan, Mel MI 5 4 0 3 1 .750 29 32 20 14 7.76
Washburn, Bill WL 7 1 0 0 0 .000 11 20 9 7 8.18 Daughtery, Hal MI 3 0 0 1 0 1.000
Bush, Carl MI 1 0 0 1 0 1.000
Ebkor, Bob BI 5 1 0 1 1 .500
Dargie, Tex BI 3 1 0 0 0 .000
Jensen, John BI 2 0 0 0 0 .000
Jankowski, Bill D 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Wise, Harry BI 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Haroldson, Bruce MI 1 1 0 0 0 .000
Miller, Don MI 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Dayon, WL 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Allen, WL 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Carey, Wyman MI 1 1 0 0 0 .000
Cihocki, Al BI 1 0 0 0 1 .000
Anderson, Andy MI 1 1 0 0 1 .000
Cox, Warren BI 1 1 0 0 1 .000
McKinnis, Cread MI 2 2 0 0 2 .000 * Minot Daily News
* Statistics for G, GS, CG compiled from box scores, game reports WL = Williston Oilers, BI = Bismarck Barons, MI = Minot Mallards, DI = Dickinson Packers


INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE

Luther "Shanty" Clifford of the Brantford Red Sox fell just short of the .400 mark in winning the 1956 batting title in the Intercounty League.  Clifford finished with a .397 mark.  Teammate Jimmy Wilkes had the most hits, 63, and another teammate, Dick Anderson, topped the league in home runs, with 8.  London's Jerry Wilson compiled the most RBI, 35.

With a 12-3 record, Bob Simpson of London Majors registered the top pitching mark. He had the most wins, top winning percentage and compiled the most strikeouts, 120.

 

Average : Clifford BRS - .397 
Hits : Wilkes Jimmy BRS - 63 
Home Runs :  Anderson Dick BRS - 8 
RBI : Wilson Jerry LDN - 35 
Stolen Bases : Boniface George KR - 19 

INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE                G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI   PCT
Clifford Luther BRS .397
Source : Intercounty Record Book Wins : Simpson LDN - 12
Won-Lost Pct : Simpson LDN - .800 Strikeouts : Simpson LDN - 120
INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
Simpson Bob LDN 12 3 .800
Source : Intercounty Record Book OS=Oshawa Motors, KW=Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen, STT=St. Thomas Elgins, LDN=London Majors, BRS=Brantford Red Sox


BASIN LEAGUE

The statistics of the Huron Elks are only final stats available. The numbers noted (a) are up to August 1st (as printed in the August 7th edition of the The HURONITE and THE DAILY PLAINSMAN).  The regular schedule ended August 13th.

BASIN LEAGUE                      G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI   PCT
Scarborough Dean HU 162 25 55 13 0 1 6 2 14 .340
Juelke Connie HU 154 26 41 4 1 6 11 16 22 .266
McKee Vern HU 166 17 40 6 2 3 7 30 18 .241
Jamieson Dick HU 113 6 27 7 1 0 4 13 12 .239
Hunton John HU 125 12 28 2 0 0 5 2 6 .224
Soltis Bob HU 72 13 16 1 2 3 7 10 8 .222
Thiel John HU 143 14 29 7 0 3 22 11 17 .203
Swota Andy HU 52 4 10 1 1 0 2 5 5 .192
Spaeter Bill HU 58 5 11 2 0 0 5 10 4 .190
Eisenmann Chuck HU 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 .125
Brittin Jack HU 26 2 3 1 0 0 2 4 1 .115
Drapcho Ed HU 27 1 2 0 0 0 1 3 2 .074
Washburn Bill HU 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 .000 Futch Tom PC 135 52 4 33 .385 a
Frickie Fred YT 142 53 38 .373 a
Ranson Jimmy WP 138 51 .370 a
Donovan Paul WLS 126 46 13 38 .365 a
White Bill VH 126 46 .365 a
Lebedz George VH 97 33 6 .340 a
Vossen John WP 133 45 .338 a
Welch Milt PC 130 44 .338 a
Rickey Oville MK 130 44 .338 a
Scarborough Dean HU 146 49 13 .336 a
Ware Al WP 12 37 a
Bethea Jim CB 12 a
Boros Steve PC 5 a
Lutz Joe MK 16 40 a
Williams Bob WLS 10 40 a
Messick Harry PC 10 a
Jorgensen Merlyn YT 35 a
Anderson Gary CB 34 a Source : The HURONITE and THE DAILY PLAINSMAN, August 16, 1956
(a) To August 1, The HURONITE and THE DAILY PLAINSMAN, August 7, 1956 BASIN LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA

Brittin Jack HU 4 3 .571 73 81 33 28 61
Scarborough Dean HU 0 0 .000 0 2 1 2 0
Swota Andy HU 2 9 .182 72 74 34 22 33
Drapcho Ed HU 3 5 .375 69 64 32 34 43
Eisenmann Chuck HU 1 3 .250 38 24 15 24 38
Washburn Bill HU 1 1 .500 27 24 7 12 19 Young Don VH 5 0 1.000 a
Perranoski Ron WLS 8 1 .889 a
Stewart Norm WLS 8 10 2 .833 a
Fisher Ed MK 6 2 .750 a
Wise Harry YT 9 9 4 .692 106 90 a The HURONITE and THE DAILY PLAINSMAN, August 16, 1956
(a) To August 1, The HURONITE and THE DAILY PLAINSMAN, August 7, 1956 WLS = Watertown Lake Sox, VH = Valentine Hearts, MK = Mitchell Kernels, YT = Yankton Terrys, WP = Winner Pheasants, PC = Pierre Cowboys, CB = Chamberlain Chiefs, HU = Huron Elks


SOUTHERN MINNESOTA LEAGUE 

With a sparkling .393 average, Austin's catcher-outfielder Jim Wilkinson has won the 1956 batting crown in the Southern Minnesota League.  Bill VanHeuit of Fairmont was close behind, at .386, and Dick Newberry of Waseca-Owatonna finished at .383.  Buster Radebach of Faribault had finished at .409 but did not qualify for the title. Fred Boiko of Faribault was the top slugger with 16 home runs. He had 40 runs batted in, one less than the league leader, Olin Martin of Rochester.

Loyal Bloxam of Fairmont led the pitchers with 15 wins, was tops in innings, 217, and strikeouts, 144. Jim Barnhardt of Faribault edged Bloxam for the ERA title, 2.03 to 2.07. Gary Underhill, with a 5-0 record, had the best winning percentage.

AVE : Wilkinson AUS - .393 
RUNS : Sedor ROC - 44
HITS : Ankoviak LEA - 64
2B : Hancock ROC - 16
3B: Schultz FAR, Cozza MAK - 4
HR : Boiko FAR - 16
RBI : Martin ROC - 41
   SOUTHERN MINNESOTA LEAGUE       GP  AB   R   H  TB  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
   Kindall Jerry WIN                2   7   3   4   9   2   0   1       3  .571
   Dial Carrol(Red) LEA             3   6   1   3   3   0   0   0       2  .500
   Thomas Dave FAR                  4   2   1   1   1   0   0   0       0  .500
   Speck Jerry AUS                  1   2   2   1   2   1   0   0       0  .500
   Hoeksema Dick FAR                4  15   3   7   9   2   0   0       4  .467
   Molock Max WIN                  13  20   1   9  12   3   0   0       3  .450
   Deem Pete FAR                    3   7   0   3   3   0   0   0       0  .429
   Washburn Bill FAR                5  12   1   5   7   2   0   0       0  .417
   Radebach Buster FAR             23  93  25  38  74   9   0   9      33  .409
   Kenseth Jim MAK                  4   5   2   2   2   0   0   0       1  .400
   Wilkinson Jim AUS               31 122  24  48  82   3   2   9      33  .393
   VanHeuit Bill FAI               35 132  27  51  81  12   0   6      23  .386
   Newberry Dick WO                41 175      67 102  11   3   6      20  .383
   Ankoviak Bill LEA               42 168  36  64 106  13   1   9      34  .381
   Bazydlo Angie WIN                7   8   1   3   3   0   0   0       1  .375
   Coombs Ray LEA                  10  11   0   4   4   0   0   0       0  .364
   Cozza Carmen MAK                34 141  34  49  80   8   4   5      28  .348
   Hancock Fred ROC                40 148  32  51  79  16   0   4      16  .345
   Ackerman Jerry FAR              42 163  17  56  87   7   0   8      33  .344
   Banton Herb FAI                 42 165  27  55  71  11   1   1      32  .333
   Lindgren Red AUS                40 156  32  52  76  10   1   4      27  .333
   Mintz Dwain MAK                 11  45  11  15  21   3   0   1       6  .333
   Sherman Bob WIN                  6  12   2   4   8   1   0   1       4  .333
   Hochstatter Earl LEA            42 168  26  55  79  11   2   3      27  .327
   Campeau Bill AUS                15  49   8  16  29   4   0   3       6  .327
   Tracy Burt WO                   21  46      15  22   2   1   1       6  .326
   Schultz Howie FAR               42 181  31  59 114  11   4  12      39  .326
   Sedor Chuck ROC                 42 176  44  57  78   9   3   2      19  .324
   Triplett Jack WIN               36 118  12  38  59   9   0   4      18  .322
   Schlaffer Augie ROC             32  87  11  28  35   4   0   1      16  .322
   Pritts Harry FAI                 6  22   4   7  10   1   1   0       5  .318
   Eaton Dick FAI                  37 142  28  45  76  12   2   5      25  .317
   Langston Sid WO                 41 144      45  65   9   1   3      18  .313
   Nodar Joe  WIN                  42 164  33  51  59   5   0   1      14  .311
   Marquardt Del LEA               42 168  28  52  93  11   3   8      36  .310
   Boiko Fred FAR                  42 165  39  51 114  15   0  16      40  .309
   Weiss Charley MAK               31 120  21  37  37   0   0   0      25  .308
   Neil Al LEA                     42 156  36  48  96   9   0  13      42  .308
   Seguso Art AUS                  42 163  31  50  97   6   1  13      20  .307
   Folkes Fred MAK                 31 106  16  32  49   4   2   3      19  .302
   Jok Dick  ROC                   20  73  12  22  41   1   0   6      18  .301
   Hague/Hagge Lew FAI             42 166  28  50  72  11   1   3      13  .301
   Hack John AUS                   38 153  26  46  62   7   0   3      20  .301
   Mealey Hockey FAR                9  20   2   6  10   1   0   1       3  .300
   Giuliano Tommy FAR              33 134  38  40  69   9   1   6      21  .299
   House Sam AUS                   33 114  15  34  52   7   1   3      19  .298
   Dahlke Don FAI                  42 168  27  50  78   6   2   6      34  .298
   Haddican Hal LEA                42 185  42  55 107  13   0  13      36  .297
   Stanton Dick WIN                37 145  28  43  87   8   0  12      35  .297
   Wilson Grady WO                 42 163      48  79   5   1   8      30  .294
   Riley Ray AUS                    4  17   3   5   6   1   0   0       1  .294
   Gearhart Lloyd ROC              40 154  29  45  80   5   0  10      28  .292
   Lawler Jim WO                       52      15  23   2   0   2       7  .288
   Davis Wayne FAR                 41 163  20  47  64   8   0   3      25  .288
   Furseth Paul MAK                16  59   9  17  28   2   0   3       8  .288
   Anderson Roger WO               42 153      44  68   6   0   6      24  .288
   Kaess Dick FAR                  41 182  37  52  77   7   0   6      31  .286
   Bargman Bill MAK                11  42   6  12  17   3   1   0       3  .286
   Mohrman Wally AUS               12  35   6  10  14   1   0   1       2  .286
   Flores Paul LEA                 27 116  25  33  66   8   2   7      19  .284
   Petschow Don MAK                34 141  20  40  62   7   0   5      20  .284
   Brown Frank AUS                 41 159  29  45  77   9   1   7      24  .283
   Feldman John WIN                31  85  12  24  34   4   0   2      16  .282
   Frey Charley MAK                40 153  35  43  86   5   1  12      32  .281
   Sichko Mike LEA                 41 182  36  51  92  12   1   9      21  .280
   Martin Olin ROC                 42 161  29  45  78  10   1   7      41  .280
   Napolitano Vic ROC              42 162  19  45  61   9   2   1      26  .278
   Tully Jerry WIN                 39 116  22  32  49   3   1   4      12  .276
   Neri Frank WIN                  42 154  29  42  81   6   0  11      28  .273
   Szymanski Stan AUS              18  55   6  15  27   3   0   3      16  .273
   Mongoven Pat MAK                 6  26   6   7  14   2   1   1       5  .269
   Jacobs Al WIN                   36 149  18  40  61   8   2   3      21  .268
   Leach Bill ROC                  42 153  25  41  60   7   0   4      28  .268
   Burtner Ray WIN                 41 150  19  40  69   6   1   7      17  .267
   Flanagan Jerry MAK              17  72  14  19  24   1   2   0       5  .264
   Siegert Jerry WIN                6  19   3   5   5   0   0   0       0  .263
   Baud Andy WO                    42 180      47  63   7   0   3      22  .261
   Poliak John LEA                 37 120  14  31  34   3   0   0      13  .258
   Jasinski Ziggy FAI              29 125  13  32  41   3   0   2      17  .256
   Gilmore Roy WO                  42 170      43  75  12   1   6      29  .253
   Kerslake Bob WIN                 3   8   2   2   2   0   0   0       0  .250
   Raso Joe AUS                    42 166  16  41  53   9   0   1      19  .247
   Noback Glen FAR                 40 159  38  39  49   3   2   1       8  .245
   Mitchell Sam FAI                38 147  17  36  54  12   0   2      20  .245
   Ciola Lou AUS                   21  46   4  11  14   0   0   1       5  .239
   Bloxam Loyal FAI                29  97   4  23  26   3   0   0       2  .237
   Dudding Bill FAI                42 161  29  38  58   5   0   5      11  .236
   Chavis Grady FAR                10  43   9  10  13   1   1   0       4  .233
   Morgan Dick MAK                 41 165  24  38  51   4   0   3      20  .230
   Haley Ray WO                        57      13  18   2   0   1       5  .228
   Uhlman Fred ROC                 20  53   8  12  20   2   0   2       7  .226
   McNulty Jim FAI                  8  31   4   7  11   1   0   1       3  .226
   Bawek Ken ROC                   25  89  10  20  26   4   1   0       6  .225
   Bennett Ken MAK                 19  49   4  11  11   0   0   0       2  .224
   Neal Chuck ROC                   2   9   3   2   2   0   0   0       4  .222
   Hastings Bob WO                 31 118      26  30   1   0   1       7  .220
   Noterman Dick WO                31 101      22  28   3   0   1      12  .218
   Balance Bob ROC                 20  75   6  16  19   3   0   0       3  .213
   DeWitt Clyde WO-FAR                 38   6   8  11   0   0   1       4  .211
   Whitaker Bob FAR                12  38   6   8  11   3   0   0       2  .211
   Harrison Hal WO-WIN                 82      17  21   1   0   1       7  .207
   Snyder Hal FAI                  12  29   3   6   9   0   0   1       3  .207
   Kapp Ed ROC                     18  39   5   8   8   0   0   0       1  .205
   Edmunds Vern WO-FAR                 54      11  12   1   0   0       3  .204
   Hagler Ron MAK                  19  55   6  11  15   1   0   1       4  .200
   Lotz Mike ROC                    7  20   0   4   4   0   0   0       2  .200
   Felker Whitey AUS               24  62   6  12  13   1   0   0       8  .194
   Adams Bruce MAK                 31 109   9  21  31   7   0   1      12  .193
   Ortega Pete WIN                 14  47   8   9  13   1   0   1       4  .191
   Carlson Irv LEA                 25  89   5  17  18   1   0   0       6  .191
   Loonan Jim FAR                   5  16   2   3   8   0   1   1       2  .188
   Hopkins  MAK                     7  27   1   5   6   1   0   0       5  .185
   Zack Dick WIN                    6  22   3   4   5   1   0   0       2  .182
   Dudding  Jack MAK                3  11   1   2   6   1   0   1       1  .182
   Gomez Pete AUS                  34 128  19  23  29   3   0   1       6  .180
   March Earl LEA                  29  57   9  10  12   2   0   0       1  .175
   Granozio John WIN               16  57   6  10  18   5   0   1       3  .175
   Hutton Joe FAR                  27  80   9  14  16   2   0   0       2  .175
   Scheuerman Tom WO                   35       6   9   3   0   0       2  .171
   Bogard John MAK                 11  30   3   5   5   0   0   0       2  .167
   Bender Ken WO                        6       1   2   1   0   0       0  .167
   McCarthy Tom MAK                25  68   6  11  14   0   0   1       3  .162
   Underhill Gary AUS               7  19   3   3   4   1   0   0       2  .158
   Rinker Wes MAK                   5  20   3   3   6   0   0   1       3  .150
   Swanson Bill ROC                 6  14   0   2   3   1   0   0       1  .143
   Best Bill MAK-WIN               15  27   3   3   7   1   0   1       4  .111
   Sites Ernie LEA                  7   9   3   1   2   1   0   0       2  .111
   Barnhardt Jim FAR               18  46   4   5   5   0   0   0       1  .109
   Karres  FAI                      7  29   1   3   4   1   0   0       1  .103
   Waugh Jim LEA                   15  29   2   3   3   0   0   0       2  .103
   Nehring Merlin WIN              25  40   1   4   4   0   0   0       0  .100
   Haines Jack ROC                 17  30   3   3   3   0   0   0       1  .100
   Bell Jim WIN                    15  34   2   3   3   0   0   0       1  .088
   Groth Bill WIN                   8  12   2   1   1   0   0   0       1  .083
   Ferullo Carmen LEA              16  27   1   2   3   1   0   0       1  .074
   VanCuyk John ROC                19  18   2   1   1   0   0   0       0  .056
   Sebastian John AUS              15  33   6   1   1   0   0   0       1  .030
   Ebker Bob FAR                    1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Fleiner Al AUS                   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Wagner Rick WO                       1       0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Palmer Tom FAI                   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Plath Ron AUS                    1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Olson Bob WIN                    1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Funai Ed FAR                     3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Lage Ron MAK                     2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Ackerson Mike WO                     2       0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   McCormick Tom AUS                2   2   0   0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Dale Jerry WIN                   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Sheridan Art WIN                 1   4   0   0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Larned Hal FAR                   2   4   0   0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Folkes George MAK                3   5   0   0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Drobac Bob LEA                   2   5   0   0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Hasler Carl WO                       5       0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Marquardt Rollie LEA             2   6   0   0   0   0   0   0       0  .000
   Johnson Paul AUS                17   9   0   0   0   0   0   0       1  .000
   AUS=Austin, FAI=Fairmont, FAR=Faribault, LEA=Albert Lea, MAK=Mankato, ROC=Rochester, 
WIN=Winona,WO=Waseca-Owatonna
   Source : Albert Lea Sunday Tribune, October 28, 1956

WINS : Bloxam FAI - 15 
PCT : Underhill AUS - 1.000
IP : Bloxam FAI - 217
SO : Bloxam - 144
ERA : Barnhardt FAR - 2.03 SOUTHERN MINNESOTA LEAGUE W L PCT IP H R BB SO ERA
Barnhardt Jim FAR 11 4 .733 133 38 91 2.03
Bloxam Loyal FAI 15 8 .652 217 57 144 2.07
Ciola Lou AUS 6 7 .462 120 33 51 3.06
March Ed LEA 9 8 .529 157 23 83 3.62
Uhlman Fred ROC 9 4 .692 111 35 63 3.65
Underhill Gary AUS 5 0 1.000 54 33 44
Hoeksema Dick FAR 4 0 1.000 36 10 22
Bennett Ken MAK 3 0 1.000 87 42 43
Larned Hal FAR 1 0 1.000 8 7 3
Sheridan Art WIN 1 0 1.000 9 3 10
Kenseth Jim MAK 1 0 1.000 14 8 6
Waugh Jim LEA 8 2 .800 84 26 45
Haines Jack ROC 7 4 .636 84 22 50
Groth Bill WIN 3 2 .600 38 33 42
Johnson Paul AUS 3 2 .600 33 19 26
Kapp Ed ROC 4 3 .571 79 32 43
Felker Whitey AUS 8 8 .500 151 69 109
Snyder Hal FAI 6 6 .500 85 49 57
Scheuerman Tom WO 5 5 .500 87 34 67
VanCuyk John ROC 3 3 .500 61 22 42
Ferullo Carmen LEA 3 3 .500 78 30 31
Lotz Mike ROC 2 2 .500 38 12 30
Dial Red LEA 1 1 .500 14 3 9
Sherman Bob WIN 1 1 .500 28 9 18
Pritts Harry FAR 1 1 .500 8 8 6
Funai Ed FAR 1 1 .500 3 11 0
Nehring Merlin WIN 6 7 .462 106 29 84
McCarthy Tom MAK 6 7 .462 139 62 84
Hagler Ron MAK 5 6 .455 97 45 56
Lawler Jim WO 7 11 .389 139 55 106
Whitaker Bob FAR 3 5 .375 87 31 55
Bell Jim WIN 3 6 .333 104 54 87
Coombs Ray LEA 2 4 .333 29 7 15
DeWitt Clyde WO-FAR 2 4 .333 82 40 60
Schultz Howie FAR 1 2 .333 41 18 8
Best Bill MAK-WIN 3 7 .300 62 20 40
Washburn Bill FAR 1 3 .250 31 10 20
Tully Jerry WIN 0 0 .000 17 2 10
Gilmore Roy WO 0 0 .000 16 6 3
Folkes George MAK 0 0 .000 10 9 4
McCormick Tom AUS 0 0 .000 7 10 3
Ackerson Mike WO 0 0 .000 6 3 1
Lage Ron MAK 0 0 .000 4 3 0
Fleiner Al AUS 0 0 .000 4 1 2
Speck Jerry AUS 0 0 .000 3 1 3
Deem Pete FAR 0 0 .000 3 3 0
Marquardt Del LEA 0 0 .000 2 1 1
Ackerman Jerry FAR 0 0 .000 1 0 0
Ebker Bob FAR 0 0 .000 1 4 0
Marquardt Rollie LEA 0 1 .000 14 17 9
Dale Jerry WIN 0 1 .000 6 5 2
Wagner Rick WO 0 1 .000 6 6 1
House Sam AUS 0 1 .000 5 7 2
Radebach Buster FAR 0 1 .000 4 6 0
Olson Bob WIN 0 1 .000 3 1 2
Plath Ron AUS 0 1 .000 2 0 4
Cozza Carmen MAK 0 1 .000 1 2 0
Thomas Dave FAR 0 2 .000 7 0 2
Bazydlo Angie WIN 0 3 .000 19 12 14