1956 Statistics

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
1956 WCBL Skousen Owen EDE 22 43 8 17 1 1 0 0 5 9 10 .395
1956 WCBL Tucker WayneL EDE* 27 89 13 33 4 0 0 1 10 4 18 .371
1956 WCBL Pemberton Clifford SKG* 66 258 38 90 12 9 6 8 27 9 52 .349
1956 WCBL Garay Edward SKG 47 147 25 50 10 2 0 5 25 6 40 .340
1956 WCBL Oyler Phillip EDE 47 192 34 64 8 7 5 6 23 29 38 .333
1956 WCBL Pedrazzini Joseph RGB 48 178 27 59 9 1 4 2 24 11 26 .331
1956 WCBL Stewart Donald LM 17 75 15 24 3 2 0 3 9 13 10 .320
1956 WCBL Shollin Thomas EDE 63 233 46 74 11 5 12 6 32 32 44 .318
1956 WCBL Williams Willie LM 62 204 45 64 12 3 7 7 54 19 45 .314
1956 WCBL Valladares Jose SKG 67 243 58 76 18 6 0 17 50 20 21 .313
1956 WCBL Shahzade Arthur RGB 60 216 39 67 9 2 2 13 32 28 27 .310
1956 WCBL Herron Robert NB 68 258 41 79 18 2 11 6 31 47 60 .306
1956 WCBL LaComb Gary EDE 62 256 54 78 13 5 4 14 23 36 37 .305
1956 WCBL Lott Benjamin LM 61 252 53 75 11 5 10 9 22 30 38 .298
1956 WCBL Karpinski John LM 56 209 42 62 11 2 9 1 23 11 43 .297
1956 WCBL Kalamaris John RGB 27 91 10 27 4 1 1 0 12 13 14 .297
1956 WCBL Pennington Gary 17EDE-50SKG 67 247 47 73 9 2 7 15 28 46 37 .296
1956 WCBL Ford John NB 64 241 41 71 12 1 2 4 30 24 29 .295
1956 WCBL Ing Cyril EDE* 10 34 6 10 0 0 1 0 8 8 5 .294
1956 WCBL Tate Curtis NB 68 284 41 83 11 2 5 8 12 17 43 .292
1956 WCBL Stone Arthur NB 48 117 26 34 6 1 0 14 15 12 13 .291
1956 WCBL Dayne Michael NB* 41 59 14 17 2 1 2 2 10 11 12 .288
1956 WCBL Maggio Carl EDE* 55 196 31 56 8 3 3 5 24 32 22 .286
1956 WCBL Bloomfield Bud SKG 43 161 24 46 4 2 0 9 17 10 18 .286
1956 WCBL Warren Richard RGB 13 56 7 16 1 0 0 0 3 5 6 .286
1956 WCBL Karpinski Stanley LM 55 157 20 44 4 1 1 1 7 20 29 .280
1956 WCBL Rodriguez Earnest MJM* 61 229 47 64 8 3 0 10 30 9 13 .279
1956 WCBL Doucette John EDE 18 36 5 10 0 0 0 2 3 9 2 .278
1956 WCBL Gerst Robert EDE 61 232 39 64 9 4 3 2 30 28 41 .276
1956 WCBL Bussan Mark 5SKG-59NB 64 221 46 61 11 2 3 4 35 28 27 .276
1956 WCBL Phair Robert RGB 56 206 26 56 9 3 3 4 22 25 31 .272
1956 WCBL Kalski Edward LM 21 48 6 13 0 0 0 2 4 5 4 .271
1956 WCBL Huletz Norman RGB 56 200 34 54 8 1 0 10 36 18 23 .270
1956 WCBL Garcia Thomas NB# 31 60 9 16 4 2 1 1 6 15 13 .267
1956 WCBL Rubio Richard MJM 61 217 30 57 11 5 2 10 26 17 25 .263
1956 WCBL Taylor Roy MJM 28 69 10 18 2 0 0 0 3 3 5 .261
1956 WCBL Blackman Jesse NB# 67 254 27 66 3 5 8 6 9 40 30 .260
1956 WCBL Guffey Kenneth EDE 58 200 43 52 7 1 2 2 53 33 23 .260
1956 WCBL Breckner Leonard SKG 36 123 11 32 10 1 1 3 9 11 20 .260
1956 WCBL Cameron Mark RGB 40 116 13 30 3 1 0 0 8 16 11 .259
1956 WCBL Ryan James EDE 18 66 9 17 3 0 1 0 5 12 11 .258
1956 WCBL Bristol Jack NB 29 39 12 10 1 0 3 0 6 14 7 .256
1956 WCBL Nelson Kenneth NB 66 254 36 64 7 3 2 13 12 25 24 .252
1956 WCBL Worth Arthur NB* 64 220 27 55 15 2 7 1 36 44 33 .250
1956 WCBL Satalich Richard LM 53 196 25 49 5 0 1 12 28 38 21 .250
1956 WCBL Valentine James LM 59 237 32 59 11 0 0 0 18 23 31 .249
1956 WCBL Herrera Mario SKG 47 178 33 44 3 0 1 10 28 12 15 .247
1956 WCBL Bertotti Edward EDE 38 162 24 40 2 1 0 3 12 20 14 .247
1956 WCBL Zayas Roberto LM 56 203 30 50 5 2 2 10 18 37 12 .246
1956 WCBL Motley Jack 39SKG-15MJM 54 187 23 46 8 3 2 2 25 27 27 .246
1956 WCBL Morgan Gordon 15SKG-44MJM 59 200 16 48 14 2 1 1 14 43 19 .240
1956 WCBL Munatones Conrad EDE 57 206 19 49 5 7 3 2 15 41 27 .238
1956 WCBL Irvin Donald SKG 15 38 6 9 0 0 0 5 3 7 4 .237
1956 WCBL McLeod Jack SKG 33 64 13 15 2 3 0 1 17 8 8 .234
1956 WCBL Levaggi Anthony RGB* 59 211 29 49 10 3 7 1 31 50 25 .232
1956 WCBL Halsey Tuck RGB 41 104 18 24 6 2 2 2 16 34 10 .231
1956 WCBL Burgess Buddy MJM 58 206 23 47 10 3 3 11 17 54 21 .228
1956 WCBL Neal Charles SKG* 51 153 23 34 6 2 1 6 48 22 15 .222
1956 WCBL Reniker Ben MJM 35 59 5 13 1 1 0 0 6 15 4 .220
1956 WCBL Karbowski Robert SKG 26 78 5 17 4 0 0 2 4 9 3 .218
1956 WCBL Doepker Richard MJM 18 37 3 8 2 0 0 0 0 6 1 .216
1956 WCBL Gaitan Joseph MJM 46 139 17 29 4 2 0 2 39 32 8 .209
1956 WCBL Shirley James SKG* 48 134 13 28 3 1 0 4 17 14 13 .209
1956 WCBL Green Louis NB 53 130 17 27 1 1 0 0 22 8 10 .208
1956 WCBL Loepp James RGB 22 39 2 8 1 0 0 0 5 8 2 .205
1956 WCBL Murphy Lee RGB 59 222 25 44 8 4 3 0 21 48 32 .198
1956 WCBL Gustin Keith LM 50 167 17 33 4 2 1 0 27 40 11 .198
1956 WCBL Jarrett James MJM 59 205 16 40 6 3 0 0 15 16 26 .195
1956 WCBL Gostlin Douglas SKG 26 48 12 9 1 2 0 0 8 17 2 .188
1956 WCBL Yahario Willie MJM* 12 16 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 .188
1956 WCBL Madsen Edwin EDE 28 108 8 20 3 0 0 0 7 20 8 .185
1956 WCBL Bartylla Buzz MJM* 16 22 1 4 1 0 0 0 3 10 1 .182
1956 WCBL Burgess Jerry RGB 21 45 8 8 2 3 0 0 14 8 4 .178
1956 WCBL Henrich Robert EDE 27 102 14 18 2 2 0 0 7 26 7 .176
1956 WCBL Button Lyle 16SKG-9NB 25 34 3 6 1 0 0 0 2 10 3 .176
1956 WCBL Morris Edward LM 53 191 22 33 5 1 0 3 26 40 19 .173
1956 WCBL McMillan Glenn MJM 19 58 7 10 2 0 0 6 8 10 3 .172
1956 WCBL Hiltel Theodore MJM* 58 167 13 27 1 0 3 0 12 25 13 .162
1956 WCBL Zeigler Dale EDE* 19 37 0 6 1 1 0 0 6 8 2 .162
1956 WCBL White Jerry RGB 46 147 14 23 4 0 0 2 16 26 16 .156
1956 WCBL Jones Robert 5SKG-9EDE 14 32 6 5 0 0 0 1 2 10 2 .156
1956 WCBL Kirk Donald EDE 14 26 2 4 1 0 0 0 2 7 2 .154
1956 WCBL Griggs Ben NB 24 48 7 7 2 2 0 0 1 19 2 .146
1956 WCBL Bowes Jack SKG 25 35 5 5 1 1 0 0 3 10 1 .143
1956 WCBL Tuggle Gale NB* 34 66 8 9 1 0 0 2 8 1 10 .136
1956 WCBL Bentley Bev SKG 10 24 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 2 .125
1956 WCBL Brown Bernard LM 24 94 5 11 0 0 0 1 6 9 6 .117
1956 WCBL Ball Gary LM 12 27 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 .111
1956 WCBL Cavillan David RGB 22 46 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 14 4 .109
1956 WCBL Stevens James SKG 17 38 3 4 0 0 0 0 5 6 7 .105
1956 WCBL Tesch Oscar LM 16 20 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 .100
1956 WCBL Watts Ronald MJM 24 51 2 5 0 0 0 0 7 23 2 .098
1956 WCBL Hatsell William RGB 12 32 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 8 1 .063
1956 WCBL Bull Arthur EDE* 16 16 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 8 2 .063
1956 WCBL Hansen James 3MJM-19LM 22 28 2 1 0 0 0 0 9 13 1 .036
1956 WCBL Gray Roger RGB* 10 18 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 .000
1956 WCBL Hobson Lewis SKG* 11 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 .000
1956 WCBL 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
1956 WCBL McNabb Morris RGB 1 3 1 .333
1956 WCBL Vold Ralph EDE* 9 27 8 .296
1956 WCBL Hayes Garth MJM 1 4 1 .250
1956 WCBL Verreau Mervin NB* 8 8 2 .250
1956 WCBL Peerless Charles RGB 3 8 2 .250
1956 WCBL Doyle Wayne SKG 6 14 3 .214
1956 WCBL Hanna Jack LM 7 20 4 .200
1956 WCBL Nicholson Roy LM-MJM 7 20 4 .200
1956 WCBL Bentley Max SKG* 4 11 2 .182
1956 WCBL Vanderlaan William RGB 6 13 2 .154
1956 WCBL Taft Robert SKG 6 20 3 .150
1956 WCBL Laskowski Robert RGB 5 8 1 .125
1956 WCBL Alvarez Ruben MJM 6 9 1 .111
1956 WCBL Heffel Kenneth EDE 6 10 1 .100
1956 WCBL Axon Donald LM-NB 9 4 0 .000
1956 WCBL Haroldson Bruce LM 1 1 0 .000
1956 WCBL Perranoski Ron LM 1 1 0 .000
1956 WCBL Tanner Ed LM 1 3 0 .000
1956 WCBL Dean Lester NB 2 2 0 .000
1956 WCBL Cochrane Dennis RGB 1 5 0 .000
1956 WCBL Ebel Walter RGB 1 4 0 .000
1956 WCBL Sachs Kenneth RGB 1 2 0 .000
1956 WCBL 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
1956 WCBL Zeigler Dale EDE* 18 12 7 6 2 .750 101 68 49 26 79 102 13 11 2.32
1956 WCBL Gostlin Douglas SKG 17 15 13 11 5 .688 135 101 42 35 77 83 5 3 2.33
1956 WCBL Vold Ralph EDE 9 8 8 6 2 .750 72 68 22 19 23 57 1 3 2.38
1956 WCBL Karpinski Stan LM 24 13 10 9 5 .643 128 122 50 37 25 44 0 3 2.60
1956 WCBL Bowes Jack SKG 22 8 4 6 3 .667 93 67 38 27 36 90 4 2 2.61
1956 WCBL Stevens James SKG 17 14 9 9 8 .529 114 84 54 37 77 124 4 10 2.92
1956 WCBL Hansen James 3MJM-16LM 19 11 3 6 5 .545 84 88 51 28 38 23 0 3 3.00
1956 WCBL Dayne Mike NB* 23 17 11 13 5 .722 136 144 66 49 36 91 3 3 3.24
1956 WCBL Garcia Thomas NB 24 15 9 9 7 .563 142 128 68 53 74 111 8 3 3.36
1956 WCBL Griggs Ben NB 21 16 7 7 7 .500 129 106 67 52 73 102 9 2 3.63
1956 WCBL Watts Ronald MJM 22 17 10 7 10 .412 131 145 76 54 52 66 5 3 3.71
1956 WCBL Bristol Jack NB* 20 10 3 5 7 .417 75 76 43 31 30 48 3 0 3.72
1956 WCBL Doucette John EDE 16 10 5 5 6 .455 87 69 46 36 58 66 3 2 3.74
1956 WCBL Button Lyle 14SKG-9NB 23 8 3 5 3 .625 84 90 49 35 50 68 3 2 3.75
1956 WCBL Skousen Owen EDE 17 12 6 9 5 .643 97 99 60 42 36 43 3 5 3.90
1956 WCBL McLeod Jack SKG 12 10 4 3 4 .429 66 65 44 31 28 39 3 2 4.23
1956 WCBL Jones Robert 5SKG-9EDE 14 12 5 5 5 .500 89 87 56 42 48 65 4 9 4.24
1956 WCBL Cavillan David RGB* 20 12 9 7 7 .500 109 118 68 55 30 45 3 4 4.54
1956 WCBL Doepker Richard MJM 17 14 8 4 9 .308 105 99 62 53 77 67 2 9 4.54
1956 WCBL Burgess Jerry RGB 14 9 5 2 7 .222 85 111 70 50 40 56 3 3 5.29
1956 WCBL Reniker Ben MJM 19 15 8 7 6 .538 112 122 86 66 66 62 5 7 5.30
1956 WCBL Karpinski John LM 10 9 5 3 5 .375 69 84 55 42 40 27 2 3 5.48
1956 WCBL Halsey Tuck RGB 16 12 10 5 8 .385 97 110 72 60 33 52 1 2 5.57
1956 WCBL Brown Barney LM 11 11 3 4 6 .400 67 93 63 47 30 14 2 2 6.31
1956 WCBL Bartylla Buzz MJM* 16 8 0 2 7 .222 66 82 65 53 48 40 2 6 7.23
1956 WCBL Kirk Donald EDE* 14 9 2 4 4 .500 66 93 63 53 37 40 0 3 7.23
1956 WCBL 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

1956 WCBL Knutson Gerald SKG 3 2 1 2 1 .667 21 14 2 2 9 9 0 0 0.86
1956 WCBL Kalski Edward LM 8 2 1 0 3 .000 29 31 12 8 11 8 0 0 2.48
1956 WCBL Vanderlaan William RGB 5 5 4 1 3 .250 38 24 14 12 7 24 0 0 2.84
1956 WCBL Bull Arthur EDE 16 4 1 3 3 .500 52 43 25 17 28 39 1 3 2.94
1956 WCBL Dea Murray EDE* 3 0 0 0 1 .000 9 10 12 4 10 2 0 0 4.00
1956 WCBL Doyle Wayne SKG 6 5 1 3 2 .600 35 45 19 17 14 38 1 2 4.37
1956 WCBL Hobson Lewis SKG 11 5 1 1 2 .333 39 36 23 19 26 27 3 0 4.38
1956 WCBL Tesch Oscar LM 15 7 1 1 4 .200 58 51 38 29 59 31 5 3 4.50
1956 WCBL Bailey William LM 20 1 0 2 2 .500 45 62 37 23 36 13 3 2 4.60
1956 WCBL Morgan Gordon MJM 5 0 0 1 0 1.000 17 24 15 10 9 7 3 0 4.71
1956 WCBL Laskowski Robert RGB* 5 3 1 0 3 .000 27 33 24 15 14 9 1 0 5.00
1956 WCBL Yahario Willie MJM* 12 3 1 1 2 .333 41 47 30 23 18 22 0 2 5.05
1956 WCBL Ball Gary LM 9 6 1 1 5 .167 43 39 34 26 27 11 2 1 5.44
1956 WCBL Munatones Conrad EDE 3 1 0 0 1 .000 6 9 5 4 3 2 0 0 6.00
1956 WCBL Gray Roger RGB* 10 9 3 2 6 .250 56 74 48 39 30 24 2 2 6.27
1956 WCBL Axon Donald 3NB-6LM 9 1 0 0 2 .000 14 17 13 11 13 3 1 1 7.07
1956 WCBL Worth Arthur NB* 4 4 1 1 2 .333 29 36 24 24 13 18 0 3 7.45
1956 WCBL Alvarez Ruben MJM 6 3 2 0 4 .000 30 43 31 27 11 15 1 1 8.10
1956 WCBL Peerless Charles RGB* 2 2 1 0 2 .000 12 20 12 11 9 6 0 0 8.25
1956 WCBL Haroldson Bruce LM 1 1 0 0 1 .000 5 6 8 6 4 3 0 0 10.80 NO-DECISIONS G IP
1956 WCBL Verreau Mervin NB 8 26
1956 WCBL Taylor Roy MJM 2 5
1956 WCBL Stacks Ken RGB 1 5
1956 WCBL Dean Les NB 2 4
1956 WCBL Blackman Jesse NB 1 3
1956 WCBL Perranoski Ron LM 1 3
1956 WCBL Pennington Gary SKG 1 2
1956 WCBL Neal Charles SKG* 1 1
1956 WCBL 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
1956 SBL Heidt Ed RG 18 69 15 30 .435
1956 SBL Pasch Ted MJL 15 55 13 22 .400
1956 SBL Lovett Herb MJL 21 88 16 34 .386
1956 SBL Schnell Nasie ES 24 90 23 33 3 .367
1956 SBL Bearss Ed ND 23 78 18 28 6 .359
1956 SBL Covert Keith WY 19 69 14 24 .348
1956 SBL Wetsch Dale ES 23 64 26 22 .344
1956 SBL Hennenfent Mel MJL 24 101 13 34 9 .337
1956 SBL Cochrane Denny RGR 21 71 16 23 .324
1956 SBL Mohr Ken RGR 14 53 14 17 .321
1956 SBL Quinn Jim ND 20 88 19 28 .318
1956 SBL Hayes Garth MJL 23 86 28 27 .314
1956 SBL Bent James Buzz WY 22 87 17 27 .310
1956 SBL Goodhue Sam RGR 15 53 12 16 .302 ESTEVAN MAPLE LEAFS G AB R H PCT
1956 SBL Kalski ES 1 4 1 2 .500
1956 SBL Bozak ES 1 2 1 1 .500
1956 SBL Schnell Nasie ES 24 90 23 33 .367
1956 SBL Wetsch Dale ES 23 64 26 22 .344
1956 SBL North Wayne ES 24 97 21 28 .289
1956 SBL McKechney Ron ES 18 66 6 17 .258
1956 SBL McKechney Gary ES 24 87 19 22 .253
1956 SBL Kreuger Erwin ES 22 76 14 19 .250
1956 SBL Becker Walt ES 12 42 9 10 .238
1956 SBL Schnell Harold ES 13 41 7 9 .220
1956 SBL Dornstauder Hank ES 16 51 6 11 .216
1956 SBL Falk Bill ES 2 5 1 1 .200
1956 SBL May Ed ES 10 31 1 6 .194
1956 SBL Barber Lee ES 8 21 4 3 .143
1956 SBL Harbourne Jack ES 6 21 2 2 .095
1956 SBL Allen Ken ES 15 47 4 4 .085
1956 SBL Katrusik ES 2 7 0 0 .000
1956 SBL Verpe Orval ES 2 0 0 0 .000
1956 SBL Murray ES 1 0 0 0 .000
1956 SBL Miller ES 2 5 1 0 .000
1956 SBL Horesdorf ES 1 3 1 0 .000
1956 SBL Kalinski Ed ES
1956 SBL Smith D ES
REGINA RED SOX
1956 SBL Martindale Bill RGR 4 13 1 5 .385
1956 SBL Ruhr Lionel RGR 9 27 3 9 .333
1956 SBL Cochrane Denny RGR 21 71 16 23 .324
1956 SBL Mohr Ken RGR 14 53 14 17 .321
1956 SBL Goodhue Sam RGR 15 53 12 16 .302
1956 SBL Moroz Joe RGR 7 20 8 6 .300
1956 SBL Prosofsky Ed RGR 23 98 7 28 .286
1956 SBL McEachern Ken RGR 17 67 13 19 .284
1956 SBL Manz Al RGR 12 44 8 12 .273
1956 SBL Leverick Tom RGR 8 22 3 6 .273
1956 SBL McNabb Morris RGR 14 46 7 12 .261
1956 SBL Peerless Charlie RGR 14 51 10 13 .255
1956 SBL McLean Jake RGR 18 54 12 12 .222
1956 SBL Moser Luke RGR 4 9 0 2 .222
1956 SBL Wall Vic RGR 14 42 9 9 .214
1956 SBL Rennie Art RGR 12 26 5 4 .154
1956 SBL Belick RGR 12 29 3 5 .172
1956 SBL Hyssop RGR 4 7 1 1 .143
1956 SBL Cowan Harold RGR 14 47 6 6 .128
1956 SBL Mitchell Hank RGR
MOOSE JAW LAKERS
1956 SBL Miller Art MJL 2 2 2 1 .500
1956 SBL Pasch Ted MJL 15 55 13 22 .400
1956 SBL Lovett Herb MJL 21 88 16 34 .386
1956 SBL Hennenfent Mel MJL 24 101 13 34 .337
1956 SBL Hayes Garth MJL 23 86 28 27 .314
1956 SBL Nutzhorn Ray MJL 21 87 25 29 .333
1956 SBL Johnston Ralph MJL 4 7 0 2 .286
1956 SBL Devine Jack MJL 10 32 3 8 .250
1956 SBL Smith Glen Baldy MJL 14 48 10 12 .250
1956 SBL Devine Don MJL 22 72 11 17 .236
1956 SBL Smail Murray MJL 23 81 30 19 .235
1956 SBL Hunchuk George MJL 15 51 12 10 .196
1956 SBL Elsom Charlie MJL 15 44 7 8 .182
1956 SBL Bernard Ray MJL 4 13 0 2 .154
1956 SBL Blaisdell Wally MJL 11 34 5 5 .147
1956 SBL Rosenbaum MJL 4 13 0 1 .077
1956 SBL Doyley MJL 1 0 0 0 .000
1956 SBL Bell Bob MJL 3 3 0 0 .000
1956 SBL Yeomans Bob MJL
NOTRE DAME HOUNDS
1956 SBL Campbell Garnet ND 4 18 4 11 .611
1956 SBL Campbell Gordon ND 2 4 1 2 .500
1956 SBL Bearss Ed ND 23 78 18 28 .359
1956 SBL Donald Bob ND 10 40 5 14 .350
1956 SBL Quinn Jim ND 20 88 19 28 .318
1956 SBL Huck Hugh ND 19 67 11 18 .269
1956 SBL Saucier Bernie ND 19 55 8 14 .255
1956 SBL Townsend Ken ND 23 78 18 19 .244
1956 SBL Moren Glen ND 11 28 7 6 .214
1956 SBL Metz ND 5 19 3 4 .211
1956 SBL Sanderson Archie ND 6 20 3 4 .200
1956 SBL Magis Ed ND 19 70 19 14 .200
1956 SBL Glazier Vern ND 22 80 14 15 .188
1956 SBL Carr Hugh ND 8 21 3 3 .143
1956 SBL Bell Dean ND 4 15 5 2 .133
1956 SBL Resch Phil ND 15 33 7 4 .121
1956 SBL Doetzel Ed ND 12 27 2 3 .111
1956 SBL Griffin Dick ND 5 4 0 0 .000
1956 SBL Fornwald ND 1 1 0 0 .000
1956 SBL Daley Tim ND 1 4 1 0 .000
1956 SBL McPherson Pat ND
WEYBURN BEAVERS
1956 SBL Burge Jim WY 10 36 9 14 .389
1956 SBL Covert Keith WY 19 69 14 24 .348
1956 SBL Frank Walter WY 2 3 0 1 .333
1956 SBL Bent James Buzz WY 22 87 17 27 .310
1956 SBL Garner Jim WY 11 39 9 10 .256
1956 SBL Shupe Jack WY 19 77 7 19 .247
1956 SBL Hoff Dave WY 21 71 9 17 .239
1956 SBL McCarron Cece WY 19 69 17 14 .203
1956 SBL Springer Merv WY 20 66 10 13 .197
1956 SBL Hogg Ralph WY 6 16 1 3 .188
1956 SBL Greaves Barry WY 17 50 6 9 .180
1956 SBL Rusnak John WY 7 20 4 3 .150
1956 SBL Kempthorne Art WY 6 14 2 2 .143
1956 SBL McMillan Hugh WY 16 64 6 9 .141
1956 SBL Sharpe John WY 4 9 1 1 .111
1956 SBL Shupe Doug WY 6 12 1 1 .083
1956 SBL Whittal Bryan WY 1 1 0 0 .000
1956 SBL Wilder Les WY 2 2 0 0 .000
1956 SBL Allen Val WY 3 4 2 0 .000
1956 SBL Schneider Bernie WY 1 2 0 0 .000
1956 SBL Veillet Louis WY 1 5 1 0 .000
1956 SBL Scott WY 1 4 1 0 .000
1956 SBL Scharf Ron WY
ASSINIBOIA ACES
1956 SBL Edwards Wes AS 11 46 8 16 .348
1956 SBL White Jim AS 6 16 4 5 .313
1956 SBL Shanks Lorne AS 10 35 6 9 .257
1956 SBL Skjerven Gord AS 14 55 4 14 .255
1956 SBL Davis Bob AS 12 32 4 8 .250
1956 SBL Sampson Gary AS 11 40 7 10 .250
1956 SBL Erfle Rube AS 20 77 10 19 .247
1956 SBL Logan Norm AS 11 33 5 8 .242
1956 SBL Lidster Jim AS 22 84 12 20 .238
1956 SBL Linnell Jimmy AS 6 17 4 4 .235
1956 SBL Lawrick Nick AS 18 61 11 14 .230
1956 SBL Bjorneson Skuli AS 22 76 9 17 .224
1956 SBL Hall John AS 11 18 2 4 .222
1956 SBL Pearson Paul AS 12 36 5 8 .222
1956 SBL Weekes Bob AS 12 39 47 7 .179
1956 SBL Ciocia George AS 18 51 10 9 .176
1956 SBL Waterton Reg AS 2 7 0 1 .143
1956 SBL Armshaw AS 8 23 2 3 .130
1956 SBL Booth Ossie AS 4 17 1 2 .118
1956 SBL Lidster D AS 2 4 1 0 .000
1956 SBL Ulsdell AS 2 2 0 0 .000
REGINA CARDINALS
1956 SBL Heidt Ed RG 18 69 15 30 .435
1956 SBL Mang Wayne Charlie RG 12 33 7 11 .333
1956 SBL Bobowski Ed RG 6 15 1 5 .333
1956 SBL Hall Ron RG 4 12 2 4 .333
1956 SBL Lysack Lou RG 11 28 3 8 .286
1956 SBL Ives Larry RG 7 21 0 6 .286
1956 SBL Dundas Ron RG 13 51 6 14 .275
1956 SBL Gillstrom Owen RG 15 56 9 15 .268
1956 SBL Ebel Walter RG 18 63 8 16 .254
1956 SBL Woolley Don RG 17 68 12 17 .250
1956 SBL Johnson Harvey RG 11 38 3 9 .237
1956 SBL Kowula Bill RG 21 62 9 14 .226
1956 SBL Gilbert Ron RG 6 20 4 4 .200
1956 SBL Hingley Doug RG 20 61 8 12 .197
1956 SBL Lunghamer RG 2 6 0 1 .167
1956 SBL Harrison Cliff Lefty RG 4 6 0 1 .167
1956 SBL Woolley Lloyd RG 2 6 0 1 .167
1956 SBL Leurer Allan RG 17 47 5 7 .149
1956 SBL Hennenfent Bill RG 4 11 3 1 .091
1956 SBL McFadyen George RG 5 13 0 1 .077
1956 SBL Bey Ray RG 7 14 0 1 .071
1956 SBL Schell Al RG 1 1 0 0 .000
1956 SBL McCubbin Bob RG 1 3 0 0 .000
1956 SBL Vogt Al RG 2 3 0 0 .000
1956 SBL Linton RG 1 4 0 0 .000
1956 SBL Fulton Jack RG 3 10 1 0 .000
1956 SBL Gatin Lee RG 4 13 0 0 .000
1956 SBL Ryan Hugh RG
1956 SBL 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
1956 SBL McKechney Gary ES 13 10 10 9 1 .900
1956 SBL Resch Phil ND 15 12 9 8 4 .667
1956 SBL Peerless Charlie RGR 8 6 5 6 2 .750
1956 SBL Devine Jack MJL 8 7 7 6 2 .750
1956 SBL Allen Ken ES 8 7 7 5 1 .833
1956 SBL Blaisdell Wally MJL 9 7 5 5 3 .625
1956 SBL Covert Keith WY 10 9 5 4 2 .667
1956 SBL Hoff Dave WY 14 8 5 4 7 .364
1956 SBL Leverick Tom RGR 8 6 4 3 2 .600
1956 SBL Pearson Paul AS 6 5 1 3 3 .500
1956 SBL Heidt Ed RC 9 7 4 3 4 .429
1956 SBL Harbourne Jack ES 2 2 1 2 0 1.000
1956 SBL Martindale Bill RGR 2 1 1 2 0 1.000
1956 SBL Wall Vic RGR 5 5 2 2 1 .667
1956 SBL Bernard Ray MJL 3 3 1 2 1 .667
1956 SBL Carr Hugh ND 7 4 3 2 3 .400
1956 SBL Hall John AS 10 6 4 2 4 .333
1956 SBL Miller ES 1 1 1 1 0 1.000
1956 SBL Kalinski Ed ES 1 1 0 1 0 1.000
1956 SBL Griffin Dick ND 3 2 0 1 0 1.000
1956 SBL Hogg Ralph WY 3 1 1 1 0 1.000
1956 SBL Moser Luke RGR 4 3 2 1 1 .500
1956 SBL Mohr Ken RGR 4 2 2 1 1 .500
1956 SBL Woolley Lloyd RC 2 2 2 1 1 .500
1956 SBL Bearss Eddie ND 5 3 2 1 2 .333
1956 SBL Skjerven Gord AS 7 4 3 1 2 .333
1956 SBL Linnell Jim AS 3 3 3 1 2 .333
1956 SBL Falk Bill ES 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1956 SBL Miller Art MJL 1 1 0 0 0 .000
1956 SBL Nutzhorn Ray MJL 2 0 0 0 0 .000
1956 SBL McPherson Pat ND 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1956 SBL McCarron Cece WY 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1956 SBL Vogt Al RC 2 0 0 0 0 .000
1956 SBL McKechney Ron ES 1 1 1 0 1 .000
1956 SBL Bell Bob MJL 3 1 0 0 1 .000
1956 SBL Glazier Vern ND 1 1 0 0 1 .000
1956 SBL Sharpe John WY 2 1 0 0 1 .000
1956 SBL Rusnak John WY 3 1 0 0 1 .000
1956 SBL Allen Val WY 1 1 0 0 1 .000
1956 SBL Schneider Bernie WY 1 1 0 0 1 .000
1956 SBL Logan Norm AS 1 1 1 0 1 .000
1956 SBL Lysack Lou RC 1 1 1 0 1 .000
1956 SBL Gatlin Lee RC 1 1 0 0 1 .000
1956 SBL Verpe Orval ES 2 2 0 0 2 .000
1956 SBL Johnston Ralph MJL 4 3 2 0 2 .000
1956 SBL McFadyen George RC 2 2 0 0 2 .000
1956 SBL Bey Ray RC 6 1 1 0 2 .000
1956 SBL Harrison Cliff RC 3 3 1 0 2 .000
1956 SBL Hall Ron RC 2 2 1 0 2 .000
1956 SBL Bobinski Ed RC 4 2 2 0 2 .000
1956 SBL 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
1956  FWBL  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
1956 MD Scarborough Dean MI 44 17 3 0 1 6 .386
1956 MD Regelsky Dolph WL 271 98 17 4 19 68 .362
1956 MD Pennington Art BI 294 105 10 11 10 51 .357
1956 MD Paylor Carl WL 155 54 11 3 1 22 .348
1956 MD Dargie Tex BI 301 104 20 6 3 33 .346
1956 MD Hill Sam BI 322 108 19 2 20 73 .335
1956 MD Raehse Bill WL 325 107 20 0 17 60 .329
1956 MD Barr Ed MI 253 82 11 2 12 62 .324
1956 MD Weatherly Roy WL/BI 176 57 8 1 9 39 .324
1956 MD Healy Dennis WL 106 34 7 0 1 15 .321
1956 MD Daugherty Hal MI 322 103 22 3 12 56 .320
1956 MD McLean Zoonie MI 262 83 20 3 6 50 .317
1956 MD Kropf John BI 228 72 13 5 13 43 .316
1956 MD Van Eman Bob MI 208 65 12 1 8 46 .313
1956 MD Johnson Everett DI 225 70 13 2 5 32 .311
1956 MD Spatafore Pete WL 119 37 7 6 2 15 .311
1956 MD Hockenbury Bill BI 293 90 9 4 18 59 .307
1956 MD Lawing Garland DI 270 83 10 3 19 73 .307
1956 MD Cihocki Al BI 310 95 30 1 5 51 .306
1956 MD Daehn Nelson WL 345 105 21 5 4 36 .304
1956 MD Sharp Bill WL 250 75 7 0 0 18 .300
1956 MD Elkins Preston WL 150 45 5 0 14 40 .300
1956 MD Bowman Duke MI 284 83 22 2 6 45 .292
1956 MD Chepkauskas Dan WL/DI 257 75 6 0 6 30 .292
1956 MD Didier Gerald DI 231 66 7 3 3 33 .286
1956 MD Leap Al BI 305 87 14 0 23 61 .285
1956 MD Perez Mike BI 204 56 7 2 0 26 .275
1956 MD Leavitt Jim WL 272 74 9 2 5 30 .272
1956 MD Jankowski Bill DI 290 78 11 3 3 31 .269
1956 MD Orner Chuck MI 113 30 6 3 4 20 .265
1956 MD Anderson Andy MI 141 37 7 0 7 18 .262
1956 MD Joffe Milt DI 287 74 10 5 8 31 .258
1956 MD Bush Carl MI 297 76 15 6 11 38 .256
1956 MD Berns Ray WL 312 79 12 6 7 48 .253
1956 MD Johnson Earl DI 220 55 6 0 1 32 .250
1956 MD Brenzel Fred DI/BI 80 20 2 1 0 10 .250
1956 MD Moore Dee WL 28 7 1 0 0 3 .250
1956 MD Afremow Buddy DI 235 58 8 4 2 21 .247
1956 MD Krsnich Rocky DI 58 14 0 0 2 6 .241
1956 MD Karbokski Bob WL/DI 90 21 3 0 2 13 .233
1956 MD Williams Dewey MI 154 35 0 1 1 9 .227
1956 MD Boyer Lynn DI 58 13 1 1 1 7 .224
1956 MD Juelke Connie BI 59 13 6 0 4 12 .220
1956 MD Spaeter Bill WL 59 13 2 0 0 4 .220
1956 MD Corcoran Don MI 262 56 9 3 4 25 .214
1956 MD Smith Don MI 48 10 0 0 2 4 .208
1956 MD Ball Bob BI 21 4 2 0 0 3 .190
1956 MD Giulliano Tom DI 51 9 2 1 1 5 .176
1956 MD Wolf Pius BI 25 4 1 0 2 7 .160
1956 MD 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
1956 MD Cain, Sugar MI 15 15 15 10 5 .667 130 127 44 82 2.29
1956 MD Hockenbury, Bill BI 6 2 2 2 1 .667 27 25 14 9 2.33
1956 MD Lyons, Al WL 5 5 3 4 1 .800 44 37 6 29 2.46
1956 MD Elkins, Preston WL 20 20 16 15 4 .789 176 163 37 110 2.71
1956 MD Taylor, Vern MI 20 10 9 8 7 .533 110 100 24 37 2.86
1956 MD Sanoff, Jack WL 26 17 12 14 3 .824 150 130 47 82 3.00
1956 MD Williams, Ed WL 18 10 6 5 6 .455 91 95 20 45 3.37
1956 MD Kelly, Dick MI 14 11 5 6 5 .545 95 90 25 35 3.50
1956 MD Michalec, James DI 20 16 10 8 9 .471 138 141 66 78 3.78
1956 MD Stryska, Vic BI 21 16 12 9 7 .563 140 165 28 67 3.86
1956 MD Piercey, Joe MI 14 1 0 1 2 .333 38 39 12 9 4.02
1956 MD Nelson, Gene BI 9 6 1 3 1 .750 44 53 24 13 4.10
1956 MD Fahr, Gerald DI 19 17 14 7 10 .412 146 190 25 62 4.31
1956 MD Donley, Chuck WL 14 5 3 4 3 .571 61 72 21 37 4.43
1956 MD Guderian, Tom MI 6 6 3 3 1 .750 42 47 25 16 4.50
1956 MD Johnson, Norm WL 15 10 4 5 5 .500 83 87 41 45 4.55
1956 MD Schultz, Mike MI 6 5 3 2 1 .667 37 42 13 6 4.63
1956 MD Higgins, Roger BI 19 14 9 12 1 .923 121 157 25 63 4.91
1956 MD Gibbons, Dirk MI 20 13 6 6 7 .462 109 127 32 58 4.95
1956 MD Herman, Don WL 6 5 2 1 3 .250 38 38 14 19 4.98
1956 MD Bryja, Walt DI 17 7 3 3 3 .500 71 84 19 30 5.07
1956 MD Smith, Don MI 5 0 0 0 1 .000 16 21 11 5 5.07
1956 MD Heim, Mel DI 22 17 11 6 10 .375 139 166 62 80 5.18
1956 MD Brenzel, Fred BI 16 12 8 5 8 .385 105 132 42 48 5.23
1956 MD Eisenmann, Chuck BI 2 1 1 1 0 1.000 15 19 6 11 5.40
1956 MD Fitzgerald, John BI 25 6 1 4 7 .364 84 97 45 53 5.46
1956 MD Landry, Mal BI 15 14 5 9 3 .750 98 115 79 29 5.51
1956 MD Griffith, Charles MI 5 3 0 0 0 .000 11 11 6 3 5.72
1956 MD Oster, Bill MI 5 4 2 1 2 .333 34 34 16 29 5.82
1956 MD Ulrich, Whitney WL 9 5 1 1 4 .200 33 29 23 7 6.00
1956 MD Rose, Bill DI 6 4 2 1 4 .200 31 45 8 19 6.09
1956 MD Garcia, Tony BI 21 13 2 4 7 .364 120 152 38 44 6.30
1956 MD Laskowski, Robert DI 10 3 1 0 3 .000 35 61 13 16 7.46
1956 MD Duncan, Mel MI 5 4 0 3 1 .750 29 32 20 14 7.76
1956 MD Washburn, Bill WL 7 1 0 0 0 .000 11 20 9 7 8.18 1956 MD Daughtery, Hal MI 3 0 0 1 0 1.000
1956 MD Bush, Carl MI 1 0 0 1 0 1.000
1956 MD Ebkor, Bob BI 5 1 0 1 1 .500
1956 MD Dargie, Tex BI 3 1 0 0 0 .000
1956 MD Jensen, John BI 2 0 0 0 0 .000
1956 MD Jankowski, Bill D 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1956 MD Wise, Harry BI 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1956 MD Haroldson, Bruce MI 1 1 0 0 0 .000
1956 MD Miller, Don MI 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1956 MD Dayon, WL 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1956 MD Allen, WL 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1956 MD Carey, Wyman MI 1 1 0 0 0 .000
1956 MD Cihocki, Al BI 1 0 0 0 1 .000
1956 MD Anderson, Andy MI 1 1 0 0 1 .000
1956 MD Cox, Warren BI 1 1 0 0 1 .000
1956 MD 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
1956 IC 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
1956 IC 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
1956 BL Scarborough Dean HU 162 25 55 13 0 1 6 2 14 .340
1956 BL Juelke Connie HU 154 26 41 4 1 6 11 16 22 .266
1956 BL McKee Vern HU 166 17 40 6 2 3 7 30 18 .241
1956 BL Jamieson Dick HU 113 6 27 7 1 0 4 13 12 .239
1956 BL Hunton John HU 125 12 28 2 0 0 5 2 6 .224
1956 BL Soltis Bob HU 72 13 16 1 2 3 7 10 8 .222
1956 BL Thiel John HU 143 14 29 7 0 3 22 11 17 .203
1956 BL Swota Andy HU 52 4 10 1 1 0 2 5 5 .192
1956 BL Spaeter Bill HU 58 5 11 2 0 0 5 10 4 .190
1956 BL Eisenmann Chuck HU 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 4 0 .125
1956 BL Brittin Jack HU 26 2 3 1 0 0 2 4 1 .115
1956 BL Drapcho Ed HU 27 1 2 0 0 0 1 3 2 .074
1956 BL Washburn Bill HU 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 .000 1956 BL Futch Tom PC 135 52 4 33 .385 a
1956 BL Frickie Fred YT 142 53 38 .373 a
1956 BL Ranson Jimmy WP 138 51 .370 a
1956 BL Donovan Paul WLS 126 46 13 38 .365 a
1956 BL White Bill VH 126 46 .365 a
1956 BL Lebedz George VH 97 33 6 .340 a
1956 BL Vossen John WP 133 45 .338 a
1956 BL Welch Milt PC 130 44 .338 a
1956 BL Rickey Oville MK 130 44 .338 a
1956 BL Scarborough Dean HU 146 49 13 .336 a
1956 BL Ware Al WP 12 37 a
1956 BL Bethea Jim CB 12 a
1956 BL Boros Steve PC 5 a
1956 BL Lutz Joe MK 16 40 a
1956 BL Williams Bob WLS 10 40 a
1956 BL Messick Harry PC 10 a
1956 BL Jorgensen Merlyn YT 35 a
1956 BL 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
1956 BL Brittin Jack HU 4 3 .571 73 81 33 28 61
1956 BL Scarborough Dean HU 0 0 .000 0 2 1 2 0
1956 BL Swota Andy HU 2 9 .182 72 74 34 22 33
1956 BL Drapcho Ed HU 3 5 .375 69 64 32 34 43
1956 BL Eisenmann Chuck HU 1 3 .250 38 24 15 24 38
1956 BL Washburn Bill HU 1 1 .500 27 24 7 12 19 1956 BL Young Don VH 5 0 1.000 a
1956 BL Perranoski Ron WLS 8 1 .889 a
1956 BL Stewart Norm WLS 8 10 2 .833 a
1956 BL Fisher Ed MK 6 2 .750 a
1956 BL 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.

WINS : Bloxam FAI - 15
PCT : Underhill AUS - 1.000
IP : Bloxam FAI - 217
SO : Bloxam - 144
ERA : Barnhardt FAR - 2.03

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