Statistics, 1958       

WESTERN CANADA BASEBALL LEAGUE

Williston shortstop Jerry Adair was the offensive story in the Western Canada Baseball League.  Adair took the batting title with a .409* mark, well ahead of the runner-up, Leon Wilson of Lloydminster-North Battleford who finished at .371.  Bill Heath of Williston has third at .370, Cliff Pemberton fourth with a .364 average, ahead of Higgie Alvarez of Regina at .351, and John Ford of the Combines at .350.  With Curly Williams at .330, the Combines had three of the top ten hitters.  Adair, Alvarez and Wilson tied for the home run lead with ten.  Wilson edged Adair 53-52 for the RBI title.  Tom Bergeron of Lloydminster-North Battleford led in stolen bases, with 18.  

Saskatoon's Gene Graves, who pitched the only no-hitter, Bennie Griggs of the Combines and Roland Jones of Regina each had nine wins to lead the circuit.  Graves finished second to Williston's Bob Smith in earned run average.  Smith was the league's best with a 2.72 mark while Graves finished at 3.06, ahead of the Oilers Jim Barudoni, at 3.12, Ralph Vold of Edmonton, at 3.14, and Lew Hobson of Saskatoon at 3.45.  Griggs led the league in games, 19, games started, 13, innings pitched, 120 and strikeouts, 93.  Roland Jones had the most complete games, 12, one more than Griggs.

 

Average : Jerry Adair WL - .409
Hits : Adair WL - 83
Doubles : Adair WL - 16
Triples : Robert Foster MJM - 7
Home Runs : Adair WL, Leon Wilson LNB & Higginio Alvarez - 10
Runs : Adair WL - 65
RBI : Wilson LNB - 53
Stolen Bases : Tom Bergeron LNB - 18
* Revised Aug 27, 2002 (with the acquisition of information from six games missing from 
the original stats -- July 25,26,28,29 & 30 from Regina and August 7 from Moose Jaw) The revisions apply to individual hitting and pitching statistics (with some stats still missing for L-NB & Regina players from the game of July 30). Team stats and individual fielding figures have not been altered from the original. 
OFFICIAL WESTERN CANADA BASEBALL LEAGUE BATTING RECORDS *** SEASON 1958 
*** FOR PUBLICATION IN PAPERS OF MONDAY, DECEMBER 29 *** COMPILED BY HOWE 
NEWS BUREAU, 30 N. LA SALLE ST.,CHICAGO 2,ILLINOIS. 

CLUB BATTING Club        G   AB   R  OR   H  TB 2B 3B HR SH SF SB  BB HB  SO LOB RBI PCT Lloyd-NB   51 1591 312 313 460 695 80 37 27  9 23 46 240 18 240 369 279 289 Williston  53 1798 374 269 504 765 98 23 39 17 20 12 254 16 301 425 335 280 Moose Jaw  50 1661 289 328 450 617 63 25 18 22 23 34 244 22 287 401 258 271 Regina     51 1569 273 308 425 633 74 22 30 20 22 37 212 13 263 386 245 271 Edmonton   49 1669 248 288 437 579 64 21 12 15 20 27 227 18 324 424 217 262 Saskatoon  52 1747 282 272 453 628 64 21 23 10 18 42 250 23 277 432 250 259
STANDING OF CLUBS AT CLOSE OF SEASON
Club        W L  PCT     GB Saskatoon   31 21  596    -- Williston   30 23  566  1-1/2 Lloyd-NB    27 24  529  3-1/2 Edmonton    22 27  449  7-1/2 Moose Jaw   22 28  440      8 Regina      21 30  412  9-1/2 NOTE: Regina forfeited to Edmonton, August 5.
WCBL 10 games or more G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
Adair Jerry WL 47 203 65 83 16 5 10 3 17 16 52 .409
Leap Al WL 12 54 12 21 6 1 2 0 6 7 20 .389
Wilson Leon LNB* 50 197 52 73 11 6 10 5 31 12 53 .371
Heath William WL* 37 127 33 47 11 3 3 1 30 12 33 .370
Pemberton Cliff MJM* 43 165 45 60 13 2 6 5 20 9 43 .364
Gregory LeRoy MJM* 19 33 6 12 0 0 0 0 4 9 5 .364
Nelson Kenneth LNB 14 28 4 10 0 0 1 0 4 2 8 .357
Alvarez Higginio RGB 44 171 38 60 9 4 10 5 8 23 45 .351
Ford John LNB 47 180 37 63 12 6 0 3 17 10 35 .350
Estrada Peter SKC 52 222 46 77 15 4 7 2 16 15 45 .347
Carter Suge MJM 41 153 24 51 8 1 0 0 19 16 33 .333
Gray Quniton RGB 47 187 21 62 8 2 3 7 11 18 32 .332
Williams William LNB* 51 179 44 59 11 5 5 2 34 17 41 .330
Lynn William WL* 36 156 28 50 8 2 2 3 9 4 26 .321
Robinson Eloyd SKC 52 222 48 71 13 3 7 6 9 36 43 .320
Gabrielson Leonard EDE* 33 132 23 42 2 2 1 1 11 28 20 .318
Jackson Isaiah SKC 43 171 26 53 11 3 3 1 11 20 23 .310
Satriano Thomas EDE* 34 127 19 39 5 0 4 0 22 20 34 .307
McLane John LNB 51 189 33 58 10 4 6 3 24 42 46 .307
Foster Robert MJM 50 209 41 64 8 7 1 9 21 26 34 .306
Bond Monte LNB 47 167 34 51 10 6 2 6 28 30 21 .305
Martin Fuzz MJM 33 138 18 42 3 1 0 0 10 9 28 .304
Pryor Lou RGB* 44 171 30 52 15 1 1 2 27 17 22 .304
Boone Ronald SKC 52 175 32 53 10 3 1 3 50 39 40 .303
Albin Lawrence SKC* 17 53 8 16 3 0 1 3 8 9 15 .302
Biasotti Donald EDE 37 140 27 42 9 1 1 0 26 28 14 .300
Dollar Bertice EDE 29 91 14 27 5 2 0 1 16 20 9 .297
Johnson James SKC 33 119 20 35 3 1 1 2 23 7 15 .294
Kellner John RGB* 25 86 21 25 3 2 3 1 18 15 16 .291
Zubak Gerald EDE 30 100 14 29 5 2 0 2 15 16 12 .290
Griggs Ben LNB 27 76 11 22 6 3 2 1 3 22 13 .289
Guffey Kenneth WL* 42 166 39 48 12 3 4 3 31 18 37 .289
McLean Zoonie WL 36 128 24 37 7 2 4 1 11 12 32 .289
Pudina Richard 22WL-19RGB 44 149 38 43 9 2 3 5 25 24 17 .289
Stevens James MJM* 12 28 6 8 1 0 0 0 6 7 3 .286
Chapman Arthur EDE* 39 147 21 41 8 2 0 2 23 30 23 .279
Williams Robert EDE 11 40 6 11 1 0 1 0 7 3 6 .275
Neri Frank 9SKC-39MJM* 49 180 54 49 8 2 3 4 54 20 21 .272
Osborne Peter RGB 44 162 39 44 10 3 1 9 21 18 16 .272
Washburn Carl RGB* 41 155 29 42 4 4 6 2 10 27 34 .271
Huffman Earl RGB 44 133 31 36 3 3 2 4 32 23 23 .271
Healy Dennis WL 22 89 24 24 5 0 1 1 11 11 17 .270
Tucker Wayne EDE* 48 191 16 51 5 1 1 2 17 17 25 .267
Walling Gerald RGB 45 165 25 44 12 1 5 2 15 26 32 .267
Werhas John WL 12 45 6 12 4 0 0 0 9 6 7 .267
Castanon Michael WL 42 172 41 45 7 1 0 1 25 14 27 .262
Bach Steve WL* 47 172 33 45 4 2 3 0 31 32 32 .262
Garner Homer MJM 16 46 8 12 1 0 1 2 4 7 5 .261
Lange Norwood RGB 11 23 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 .261
Bergeron Thomas LNB 46 170 45 44 5 1 1 18 41 28 11 .259
Johnson James 40EDE-8MJM 48 191 33 49 4 1 0 6 34 33 17 .257
Thom William WL 19 55 10 14 6 0 2 0 11 17 8 .255
Kostenuk David MJM 34 79 7 20 3 0 0 1 6 14 13 .253
Tomlinson Roger EDE 48 207 27 52 13 4 3 4 13 35 32 .251
Stone Arthur LNB 47 170 24 42 9 2 1 7 19 22 19 .247
Riggs Peter MJM 25 49 6 12 2 1 0 0 12 10 5 .245
Brikle Donald SKC 16 58 9 14 3 0 0 0 7 9 7 .241
Miller A.C. RGB 49 199 33 48 6 4 1 3 27 25 29 .241
Williams Dewey WL 11 42 6 10 3 0 0 0 5 5 8 .238
Tanner Edward LNB* 44 152 21 36 5 1 1 0 28 14 23 .237
Zayas Roberto 12LNB-10MJM 23 69 21 16 2 2 0 6 11 16 14 .232
Adams Daniel SKC 49 184 37 42 2 4 2 11 43 44 16 .228
Vold Ralph EDE* 11 32 7 7 0 2 1 0 1 2 4 .219
Shahzade Arthur SKC 52 203 36 44 4 1 0 12 36 23 17 .217
Dolinar Gordon MJM 25 88 9 19 1 2 0 4 6 29 6 .216
Newton C.R. 35MJM-4SKC* 40 153 18 33 5 4 3 6 9 42 28 .216
Robertson James LNB 13 19 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 6 3 .211
Coody Jerry MJM 18 63 9 13 3 3 1 0 14 14 11 .206
Taylor Roy SKC 37 119 9 24 3 0 0 1 6 15 19 .202
Popkin Norman SKC* 17 35 4 7 0 2 1 0 1 8 5 .200
Doepker Richard SKC 14 30 1 6 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 .200
Schirmer Arthur EDE 10 15 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 .200
Bodine Robert WL 49 167 35 33 2 0 6 1 20 64 24 .198
Strother Steve MJM 50 164 30 32 5 2 3 1 34 31 14 .195
Dunbar Fred RGB 11 16 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .188
Blakeslee Robert WL 15 45 2 8 1 0 1 0 3 14 9 .178
Covington Dale MJM 12 41 2 7 1 0 0 1 4 14 3 .171
Gardner Bruce EDE* 14 30 4 5 1 0 0 0 4 4 3 .167
Moore Dee WL 10 31 4 5 0 0 0 0 5 4 5 .161
Jones Roland RGB 20 45 5 7 1 0 0 0 7 16 4 .156
Springer Paul LNB 14 26 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 7 2 .154
Bartylla Frank SKC* 14 28 7 4 0 0 0 1 7 4 2 .143
Eikerman Dale EDE 10 14 2 2 0 1 0 0 3 6 3 .143
Yates Morris SKC 17 21 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 .143
Morcigo Santiago RGB 12 14 0 2 1 1 0 0 3 3 3 .143
Smith Robert WL 13 38 5 5 2 0 1 0 5 11 2 .132
Bowes Jack 3SKC-14LNB# 17 49 3 6 1 2 0 0 3 14 6 .122
Poole William MJM 11 17 4 2 0 0 0 0 3 7 1 .118
Graves Eugene SKC 22 42 4 4 0 0 0 0 5 21 0 .095
Equlas Ted EDE 13 39 4 3 1 0 0 3 8 12 2 .077
Barudoni James WL 10 28 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 7 1 .071
Hobson Lewis SKC* 18 38 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 14 2 .053
Fewer than 10 games               G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI   PCT
Cocchi Jack EDE 2 5 3 .600
Bass Howard RGB 6 10 5 .500
Eisele Al WL 8 19 8 .421
Conroy James WL 1 5 2 .400
Aldridge John EDE 7 8 3 .375
Dayne Michael LNB 1 3 1 .333
Flanigan Irle LNB 2 3 1 .333
Wall Victor RGB 4 3 1 .333
LaComb Gary EDE 6 22 7 .318
Imlay Robert WL 6 20 6 .300
Johnson Frank MJM 8 17 5 .294
Howorko Edward EDE* 9 36 10 .278
Encinas Matthew MJM 10 32 8 .250
Farley Ted EDE 8 24 6 .250
Zacharuk Walter EDE 5 8 2 .250
Shirley Jack RGB 1 4 1 .250
Kinasewich Eugne EDE 7 28 6 .214
Williams Paul LNB 4 14 3 .214
Erhardt Harold RGB 4 5 1 .200
Lund John WL 4 5 1 .200
Carroll JB RGB 7 27 5 .185
Henry Robert MJM 3 6 1 .167
Waddle Walter EDE 3 6 1 .167
Riddell Chris RGB 7 28 4 .143
Cullison Ted RGB 6 17 2 .118
Tatro Jon EDE* 5 9 1 .111
Sewers Herbert EDE 4 10 1 .100
McQuade John EDE 9 11 1 .091
Williams Edward RGB* 6 12 1 .083
Breckner Leonard SKC 5 12 1 .083
Gillick Patrick EDE* 8 13 1 .077
Arnold Alton RGB-LNB 9 23 1 .043
Forsythe Norman EDE 5 18 0 .000
Evans Steve WL 9 11 0 .000
Bodine Charles WL 2 8 0 .000
Hayes Garth MJM 3 6 0 .000
Sanford Mark WL 2 6 0 .000
Cosgrove James SKC 2 4 0 .000
Tetreau Eugene WL 1 4 0 .000
Gates Ronald EDE 3 3 0 .000
Babiuk Ronald EDE 3 2 0 .000
Blaisdell Walter MJM 2 2 0 .000
Risinger Anthony RGB 1 2 0 .000
Williams Ronald LNB 4 1 0 .000
Smith Donald WL 1 1 0 .000
Ulrich Robert WL 1 1 0 .000
Peerless Charles RGB 1 1 0 .000
LaMantia James LNB 1 0 0 .000
Mistele Robert RGB 1 0 0 .000
Wisdom Harry WL 1 0 0 .000 Source : Howe News Bureau Wins : Graves SKC, Jones RGB, Griggs LM-NB - 9 Games : Griggs LM-NB - 19 Games Started : Griggs LM-NB - 13 Complete Games : Jones RGB - 12 Innings : Griggs LM-NB - 120 Strikeouts : Griggs LM-NB - 93 ERA : Smith WL - 2.72 OFFICIAL WESTERN CANADA BASEBALL LEAGUE PITCHERS' RECORDS *** SEASON 1958 *** FOR PUBLICATION IN PAPERS OF TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30 *** COMPILED BY HOWE NEWS BUREAU, 30 N.
LA SALLEST., CHICAGO 2, ILLINOIS.
CLUB PITCHING
Club          G CG  IP   AB   R   H HR  ER SH  BB  SO HB WP Bk ShO  ERA
Saskatoon    52 26 451 1770 272 450 34 202 27 201 333  6 17  1  2  4.03
Williston    53 37 441 1743 269 487 33 224 30 211 245 17 25  1  3  4.57
Edmonton     49 22 422 1648 288 426 18 233 36 268 277 23 17  0  2  4.97
Lloyd. NB    51 29 403 1651 313 467 27 238 45 217 278 27 16  4  1  5.31
Regina       51 25 388 1572 308 448 18 235 39 216 210 15 23  2  0  5.45
Moose Jaw    50 18 422 1651 328 451 19 257 42 314 349 22 29  0  1  5.49

PITCHERS' RECORDS (50 or More Innings--Rated According to ERA)     
*Throws Left
WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE
50 or more IP G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
Smith Robert WL 10 7 7 8 1 .889 76 71 27 23 23 27 1 2 2.72
Graves Eugene SKC 18 11 6 9 3 .750 94 84 44 32 37 79 1 0 3.06
Barudoni James WL 10 10 6 7 1 .875 78 75 27 27 32 47 3 4 3.12
Vold Ralph EDE 9 7 6 5 3 .625 66 64 29 23 18 56 3 2 3.14
Hobson Lewis SKC* 18 10 6 8 2 .800 99 97 54 38 30 70 1 7 3.45
Thom William WL 10 9 7 4 5 .444 75 70 40 31 27 64 0 2 3.72
Gardner Bruce EDE* 11 9 7 5 4 .556 75 69 38 32 34 57 6 0 3.84
Stevens James MJM* 12 12 4 6 2 .750 77 52 45 33 78 72 3 6 3.86
Jones Roland RGB 16 12 12 9 4 .692 111 107 68 51 59 70 7 9 4.14
Bowes Jack 3SKC-9LM-NB* 12 12 10 7 5 .583 97 107 55 45 27 47 2 0 4.18
Blakeslee Robert WL* 10 7 5 4 3 .571 63 60 38 32 33 28 5 5 4.55
Kostenuk David MJM 16 8 5 4 7 .364 85 82 58 46 58 57 3 4 4.87
Riddell Chris RGB 7 6 5 3 3 .500 57 75 47 31 22 30 0 1 4.89
Springer Paul LM-NB 14 7 5 2 7 .222 66 78 51 37 43 52 4 3 5.07
Griggs Ben LM-NB 19 13 11 9 3 .750 120 125 86 68 57 93 8 4 5.09
Bartylla Buzz SKC* 13 11 2 4 3 .571 74 82 51 42 42 54 2 5 5.13
Doepker Richard SKC 14 8 4 5 5 .500 74 80 52 44 39 60 0 4 5.33
Riggs Peter MJM 16 9 1 5 2 .714 73 73 54 44 54 78 9 7 5.42
Gregory LeRoy MJM* 15 7 3 4 4 .500 64 70 48 39 43 64 1 4 5.51
Arnold Alton 1RGB-7LM-NB* 9 8 1 3 4 .429 61 76 50 43 33 42 5 6 6.38

Fewer than 50 IP G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
Adair Jerry WL 3 3 3 3 0 1.000 27 22 9 8 14 19 2 0 2.67
McQuade Jack EDE 9 2 0 1 2 .333 36 27 15 11 22 25 0 2 2.75
Conroy James WL 1 1 1 1 0 1.000 9 14 4 3 2 4 0 0 3.00
Forsythe Norman EDE 5 5 4 4 1 .800 45 45 18 16 20 22 1 0 3.20
Erhardt Harold RGB 3 2 0 0 2 .000 14 13 7 5 11 5 0 0 3.21
Popkin Norman SKC* 7 6 5 2 3 .400 48 44 20 18 22 29 1 1 3.38
Yates Morris SKC 13 3 1 2 3 .400 42 41 34 17 26 29 1 0 3.64
Williams Edward RGB* 5 3 1 1 1 .500 29 26 19 12 37 19 1 4 3.68
Cullison Ted RGB 6 5 1 2 2 .500 45 35 25 20 24 25 0 2 4.00
Aldridge John EDE 7 3 1 0 3 .000 25 32 20 12 10 11 2 3 4.32
Eikerman Dale EDE 10 5 1 2 3 .400 42 42 32 21 32 19 1 1 4.50
LaMantia James LM-NB 1 1 0 0 1 .000 2 6 5 1 1 2 0 0 4.50
Garner Homer MJM 7 2 0 1 3 .250 27 32 21 14 6 12 1 0 4.67
Henry Robert MJM 3 1 0 0 2 .000 11 14 12 6 12 8 0 0 4.77
Robertson James LM-NB 14 7 2 2 2 .500 46 48 37 26 32 35 6 2 5.05
Tatro Jon EDE 3 3 0 0 1 .000 19 17 13 11 11 6 3 1 5.21
Ford John LM-NB 4 0 0 2 0 1.000 12 18 9 7 5 8 0 0 5.25
Dayne Mike LM-NB 1 1 1 0 1 .000 8 9 9 5 1 6 0 0 5.63
Evans Steven WL 9 2 1 0 3 .000 30 36 25 19 20 20 2 3 5.76
Poole William MJM 11 6 2 2 3 .400 44 53 39 29 32 38 3 4 5.93
Lange Norwood RGB 9 5 2 3 1 .750 45 57 40 30 23 22 0 1 6.04
Morciego Santiago RGB 12 3 1 1 4 .200 36 44 33 25 29 16 1 1 6.25
Bass Howard RGB 6 4 1 1 3 .250 27 45 26 19 9 16 2 1 6.33
Cocchi Jack EDE 2 2 1 1 1 .500 14 13 11 10 18 15 0 1 6.43
Moore Dee WL 2 1 1 0 1 .000 13 25 12 10 0 2 0 1 6.92
Schirmer Arthur EDE 10 5 1 2 4 .333 38 35 38 31 43 18 3 3 7.34
Risinger Anthony RGB 1 1 0 0 1 .000 6 6 6 5 4 4 1 0 7.50
Flanigan Irle LM-NB 2 2 0 1 1 .500 7 9 9 6 7 3 1 1 7.71
Eisele Al WL 7 5 2 1 5 .167 36 57 38 31 21 28 1 0 7.75
Sanford Mark WL 2 2 1 1 0 1.000 15 19 18 13 22 10 1 3 7.80
Bach Steve WL 1 1 1 0 1 .000 8 15 8 7 2 4 0 0 7.88
Johnson Frank MJM 6 5 3 0 5 .000 35 59 38 31 24 17 1 3 7.97
Gates Ronald EDE* 3 2 0 0 1 .000 9 6 8 8 12 6 0 0 8.00
Imlay Robert WL 3 3 2 1 1 .500 17 26 18 16 8 5 1 4 8.47
Williams Paul LM-NB 4 4 2 1 3 .250 24 40 33 24 15 14 0 2 9.00
Zacharuk Walter EDE 5 1 0 1 1 .500 17 22 23 17 15 11 2 0 9.00
Dunbar Fred RGB 9 4 1 0 4 .000 27 37 36 29 26 7 2 5 9.55
Shirley Jack RGB 1 1 1 0 1 .000 8 15 9 9 4 8 0 1 10.13
Gillick Patrick EDE* 8 4 1 0 3 .000 32 47 38 37 29 27 2 4 10.41
Wall Victor RGB 4 3 1 1 2 .333 16 25 21 20 11 3 1 3 11.49
Leap Al WL 3 1 1 0 2 .000 10 18 17 17 13 5 0 2 15.30
Nelson Ken LM-NB 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 NO-DECISIONS G IP
Pemberton Clifford MJM 3 10
Williams Ronald LM-NB 4 6
Babiuk Ronald EDE 3 4
Adams Daniel SKC 2 3
Lund John WL 2 3
Martin Lorne MJM 2 2
Satriano Tom EDE 1 1
Newton CR MJM 1 1
Alvarez Higginio RGB 1 0
Mistele Robert RGB 1 0 NO-HIT GAME--Graves,Saskatoon vs. Moose Jaw, 2-1, August 6.
BALKS : Arnold (2), Hobson
SHUTOUTS : Smith, Thom, Vold, Hobson, Stevens, Blakeslee, Bowes, Bartylla BALKS : Erhardt, Dayne, P Williams, Leap
SHUTOUTS : Eikerman SKC = Saskatoon Commodores, WL = Williston Oilers, LNB = Lloydminster-North Battleford Combines,
MJM = Moose Jaw Mallards, EDE = Edmonton Eskimos, RGB = Regina Braves. OFFICIAL WESTERN CANADA BASEBALL LEAGUE FIELDING RECORDS *** SEASON 1958
*** FOR PUBLICATION IN PAPERS OF TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30 *** COMPILED BY
HOWE NEWS BUREAU, 30 N. LA SALLE ST., CHICAGO 2, ILLINOIS. CLUB FIELDING
Club           G DP TP PB   PO   A   E  PCT
Williston     53 58  0 10 1324 592  82 .959
Saskatoon     52 35  0  5 1353 529 113 .943
Edmonton      49 42  0 18 1267 502 106 .943
Moose Jaw     50 40  0  8 1265 465 111 .940
Lloyd.-N.B.   51 38  0 10 1210 461 106 .940
Regina        51 47  0 18 1165 489 113 .936
INDIVIDUAL FIELDING (Ten or More Games)      * Throws Left
FIRST BASEMAN Player            G  PO   A  E DP  PCT  Player             G PO   A  E DP  PCT Guffey,WL*       40 394  25  5 46 988  Gray,RGB     10  75   5  3  4 .964 McLane,LNB       32 243  15  5 20 .981  Ford,LNB     10  71   5  3  6 .962 Tucker,EDE       48 395  21 10 37 .977  Washburn,RGB*     35 304   6 15 32 .954 Taylor,SKC       30 237  15  8 16 .969  Jackson,SKC       16 119   7  7  8 .947 Pemberton,MJM    41 278  22 11 24 .965

SECOND BASEMEN Player            G  PO   A  E DP  PCT  Player             G PO   A  E DP  PCT Stone,LNB        45 106 119  3 17 .987  Boone,SKC    42 122 112 14 28 .944 Biasotti,EDE     23  53  68  4 17 .968  Pudina,WL-RGB     18  45  37 6  9 .932 Foster,MJM       49 114 145 11 34 .959  J.Johnson,EDE-MJM 24  71  74 11 17 .929 Castamon,WL      39 103 127 12 31 .950  Huffman,RGB    40  90 110 21 23 .905

THIRD BASEMEN Player            G  PO   A  E DP  PCT  Player             G  PO  A   E DP  PCT Bach,WL          34  25 60  4  8 .955  Robinson,SKC    50  52  82 21  8 .865 JJohnson,EDE-MJM 21  11  34  3  5 .938  Bergeron,LNB      16  31  33 10  0 .865 Carter,MJM       22  16  34 4  3 .926  Biasotti,EDE      13 13  24  6  3 .860 Gray,RGB         14  13  22  4  1 .897  Pudina,WL-RGB     16 18  24  7  3 .857 Kellner, RGB     22  28  31  7  3 .894  Coody,MJM         18  13  27  9  3 .816 W.Williams,LNB   28  33  53 11  8 .887

SHORTSTOPS Player            G  PO   A  E DP  PCT  Player             G PO  A   E DP  PCT Adair,WL         41  97 156 10 24 .962  Satriano,EDE      27  45  76 15 15 .890 Boone,SKC        10  13  29  3  2 .933  Tomlinson,EDE     21  31  49 11  8 .879 W.Williams,LNB   21  43  50  7  9 .930  Bergeron,LNB      13  23  30  9  4 .855 Dolinar,MJM      24  55  59  9 8 .927  Newton,MJM-SKC    20  32  60 23 10 .800 Osborne,RGB      40  78 127 17 26 .923  Bond,LNB          15  29  23 14 2 .788 Adams,SKC        42  57 121 16 16 .918

OUTFIELDERS Player            G  PO  A  E DP   PCT  Player             G  PO  A  E DP  PCT Werhas,WL        12  32  1  0  0 1.000  Martin,MJM        28 45   7  3  0 .945 W.Williams,EDE   11  21  1  0  0 1.000  Lynn,WL         34  63   5  4  1 .944 McLean,WL        27  46  7  1 2  .981  Neri,SKC-MJM*     48 92   3  6  0 .941 Estrada,SKC      51 111  1  3  0 .974  Gabrielson,EDE    32  84   3 6  1 .935 Chapman,EDE*     39  67  6  2  0 .973  Covington,MJM     12  27 2  2  0 .935 Birkle,SKC       14  28  2  1 1  .968  Ford,LNB          18  26   2  2  0 .933 Miller,RGB       45 108  9  4  1 .967  Bond,LNB          28  48   0  4  0 .923 Wilson,LNB       48  81  5  3  2 .966  Alvarez,RGB       38  69  13 7  2 .921 R.Bodine,WL      43  51  6  2  1 .966  Tomlinson,EDE     28  40 2  4  0 .913 Pryor,RGB        40  50  3  2  0  .964  Albin,SKC*     11  17   2  2  0 .905 Kostenuk,MJM     16  23  1  1  0 .960  Gray,RGB         16  18   1  2  0 .905 Newton,MJM-SKC   20  37  2  2  1  .951  Bergeron,LNB      16  29   0  4  0 .879 Shahzade,SKC     51  88  3  5  1 .948  McLane,LNB        16  28 1  4  0 .879 Zayas,LNB-MJM    22  35  1  2  0  .947

CATCHERS Player          G  PO  A E DP PB  PCT  Player         G  PO  A E DP PB   PCT Strother,MJM  49 368 25 5  2  8 .987  Dollar,EDE   24 153  6 5  0 12  .970 Jackson,SKC   18 133 11 2  2  1 .986  Bach,WL         11  54 10 2  0  6  .970 Johnson,SKC   33 237 18 4  1  4 .985  Zubak,EDE    22 110 16 4  2  5  .969 Tanner,LNB    42 272 14 5  4  8 .983  Heath,WL        30 160 21 6  2  0  .968 Walling,RGB   40 205 18 6  3 17 .974  W.Williams,WL   11  65  6 4  2  4  .947

PITCHERS Player             G PO  A E DP   PCT  Player        G PO  A  E DP   PCT Bowes,SKC-LNB*   13  2 18 0  4 1.000  Riggs,MJM      16  9  13  3  1  .880 R.Smith,WL       10  3  8 0  0 1.000  Gregory,MJM*     14  4 9  2  0  .867 Morcigo,RGB      10  0  4 0  0 1.000  Springer,LNB     13  6  19  4  2 .862 Gardner,EDE      11  7 17 1  0 .960  Hobson,SKC*      18  2  23  4  0  .862 Doepker,SKC      13  3 12 1  0 .938  Yates,SKC        13  0  16  3  0  .842 Kostenuk,MJM     16  4  9 1  0 .929  Graves,SKC       18  5  14  4  0  .826 Bartylla,SKC*    12  1 10 1  1  .917  Robertson,LNB    12  0  10  3  2 .769 Stevens,MJM      11  7 14 2  0 .913  Schirmer,EDE     10  0   6  2  0  .750 Barudoni,WL      10  2 16 2  2  .900  Poole,MJM    11  1   2  1  0  .750 Jcnes,RGB        15  3 29 4  3  .889  Eikerman,EDE     10  2   6  3  0  .727 Griggs,LNB       17  7 25 4  2  .889
 


SOUTHERN (SASKATCHEWAN) LEAGUE

Morris McNabb of the Southey Red Sox captured the Dave Dryburgh memorial trophy emblematic of the Southern League batting championship. The burly catcher batted .388 collecting 31 hits in 80 times at bat. Teammate Lionel Ruhr placed second with a .372 average and had the most hits, 35. In third place, with a .371 average, was Gord Skjerven of the Assiniboia Aces.

Phil Resch of the Notre Dame Hounds topped the hurlers in both quality and quantity. He compiled an 11-3 record to lead the league in wins and appeared in the most games, 16, had the most starts, 12, and registered the most complete games, 10.  Vic Wall and Al Ash, both of Southey, tied for the top winning percentage, each with 5-1 records.

 

Average : Morris McNabb SRS - .388 
Hits : Lionel Ruhr SRS - 35 
Runs : Ruhr SRS - 27 
SOUTHERN LEAGUE FINAL             G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI   PCT
McNabb Morris SRS 22 80 17 31 .388
Ruhr Lionel SRS 21 94 27 35 .372
Skjerven Gord AS 15 62 14 23 .371
Bearss Ed ND 22 73 20 26 .356
Bent Buzz WY 18 73 15 26 .356
Erfle Rube AS 21 93 23 33 .355
Schnell Harold ES 21 76 16 25 .329
Moser Luke SRS 22 84 22 27 .321
McKechney Gary ES 23 84 20 27 .321
Townsend Ken ND 22 85 20 27 .318
Blaisdell Wally MJL 21 82 19 26 .317
Guillaume George MQ 24 105 17 33 .314
Glazier Vern ND 22 85 19 26 .306
Shanks Lorne AS 20 69 16 21 .304
Jackson Bob ES 22 86 10 26 .302

SOUTHEY G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
Prosofsky Ed 1 2 1 2 1.000
Leverick Tommy 1 2 0 1 .500
Hall Ronnie 2 2 0 1 .500
McNabb Morris 22 80 17 31 .388
Mohr Ken 3 13 4 5 .385
Ruhr Lionel 21 94 27 35 .372
Wall Vic 16 55 10 20 .364
McEachern Ken 16 31 8 11 .355
Moser Luke 22 84 22 27 .321
Bachiu Larry 13 48 11 15 .313
Schell 19 59 16 18 .305
Cochrane Denny 19 65 14 19 .292
Johnson Harvey 12 36 6 9 .250
Dutkowski Brian 14 40 8 10 .250
Mang Wayne 4 9 1 2 .222
Floyd Arnie 13 46 5 9 .196
Ash Al 7 16 2 3 .188
Heidt Ed 17 51 6 9 .176
Rennie Art 10 30 4 5 .167
Banda 4 8 1 1 .125
Kober Ken 4 8 0 1 .125
Mantz Al 4 7 1 0 .000
Klein 3 8 1 0 .000
NOTRE DAME G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
Saucier Bernie 1 5 3 3 .600
Backer 1 4 1 2 .500
Headley Phil 12 42 6 16 .381
Bearss Ed 22 73 20 26 .356
Townsend Ken 22 85 20 27 .318
Glazier Vern 22 85 19 26 .306
Lambert Gene 5 10 2 3 .300
Campbell Garnet 4 17 5 5 .294
Lyons Jim 22 86 18 24 .279
Dukes Richie 23 94 16 25 .266
Carr Hugh 12 32 4 8 .250
Huck Hugh 14 58 9 13 .224
Donald Bob 12 51 11 11 .216
Doetzel Ed 23 85 16 17 .200
Sanderson Archie 3 11 3 2 .182
Campbell Gord 4 12 1 2 .167
Messier Denny 13 32 0 5 .156
Resch Phil 17 41 5 5 .122
Dagelman Bob 1 1 0 0 .000
Jankowich Jim 2 4 1 0 .000
Griffin Dick 1 3 0 0 .000
ASSINIBOIA G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
Brown 1 1 0 1 1.000
Skjerven Gord 15 62 14 23 .371
Erfle Rube 21 93 23 33 .355
Wolstencroft Barry 13 50 7 16 .320
Shanks Lorne 20 69 16 21 .304
Kyle Farrell 20 64 10 19 .297
White Jim 19 45 11 13 .289
Peerless Charlie 21 78 19 22 .282
Megenbir 1 4 0 1 .250
Waterton Reg 19 51 15 12 .235
Booth Ossie 17 69 14 16 .232
Erfle Albert Lefty 9 23 0 5 .217
Lawrick 20 63 11 12 .190
Cocio George 15 30 3 5 .167
Brydon 4 13 2 2 .154
Hall John 5 15 1 2 .133
Lowes Al 15 33 2 3 .091
Cowie C 5 3 2 0 .000
Martindale Bill 3 6 0 0 .000
Eger 1 3 0 0 .000
ESTEVAN G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
Peterson Bob 6 11 4 4 .364
Panagabko 2 3 0 1 .333
McDonald 2 3 0 1 .333
Schnell Harold 21 76 16 25 .329
McKechney Gary 23 84 20 27 .321
Woodruff Gwen 12 32 9 10 .313
Jackson Bob 22 86 10 26 .302
John 5 7 1 2 .286
McKechney Ron 23 84 18 23 .274
Schnell Nasie 20 64 16 17 .266
Wetsch Dale 21 71 18 18 .254
North 7 31 3 7 .226
Davis Bob 7 14 2 3 .214
Krueger Erwin 21 58 11 12 .207
Thompson Lyle 22 74 10 15 .203
Sanderson Merv 11 21 0 4 .190
Fornwald Jonas 12 20 3 3 .150
Kraychy Fred 6 13 1 1 .077
Bitner Fred 1 0 0 0 .000
Berg Harold 1 0 0 0 .000
Verreau Merv 2 2 0 0 .000
Orloski 1 1 0 0 .000
Shaw 1 1 0 0 .000
Papke 3 2 0 0 .000
MOOSE JAW G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
Miller G 2 8 1 3 .375
Blaisdell Wally 21 82 19 26 .317
Gange Mark 6 3 0 1 .333
North Wayne 7 21 7 7 .333
Hunchuk George 17 69 16 19 .275
Hennenfent Mel 22 89 15 24 .270
Devine Don 9 30 3 8 .267
Smail Murray 21 72 20 18 .250
Williams Dennis 9 31 5 9 .290
Smith 1 4 0 1 .250
Bell Bob 5 16 1 4 .250
Nutzhorn Ray 22 83 18 20 .241
Elsom Charlie 18 49 6 11 .224
Devine Jack 13 32 2 7 .219
Lovett Herb 22 90 17 19 .211
Smith Glen 12 51 6 9 .176
Thorseth Cy 3 7 3 1 .143
Baker 3 9 0 1 .111
Miller Art 7 20 3 2 .100
McNaughton Dick 7 13 0 0 .000
Wasley 2 2 0 0 .000
WEYBURN G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
Stefureak Ed 2 11 1 6 .545
Luterback Ed 3 6 1 3 .500
McCarron Cece 15 53 20 23 .434
Greaves Barry 2 10 1 4 .400
Shupe Jack 5 18 5 7 .389
Bent Buzz 18 73 15 26 .356
Covert Keith 14 43 11 15 .349
Springer Chick 11 48 8 16 .333
Gonas Joe 3 10 1 3 .300
Wenman Jerry 18 68 15 20 .294
Garinger Danny 20 82 15 24 .293
Burge 7 31 8 9 .290
Wilder 3 7 0 2 .286
Hoff Dave 14 45 9 12 .267
Gerski Ivan 5 15 4 4 .267
Garner Bill 14 54 10 14 .259
Rose 1 4 0 1 .250
Regier Dick 7 21 1 5 .238
Frank Elmer 20 70 10 13 .186
Bellanger 3 13 1 2 .154
Winlaw 11 43 6 6 .140
Balance Barry 4 9 1 1 .111
McMillan Hugh 3 4 0 0 .000
Knippleberg 1 3 0 0 .000
Houlahan 1 4 0 0 .000
Thomas 1 4 0 0 .000
Jasper 1 3 0 0 .000
Allen Val 1 1 0 0 .000
MARQUIS G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
Hall 1 4 2 3 .750
Difley Gordon 3 6 3 3 .500
Guillaume George 24 105 17 33 .314
Dougherty Gordon 22 94 14 26 .277
Cannon Bernard 23 82 16 21 .256
Linnell Jim 22 71 11 18 .254
Herle Gene 24 83 15 18 .217
Skeoch Dalton 16 68 13 14 .206
Cannon George 22 80 12 15 .188
Anderson Clare 24 91 12 17 .187
Thul Gordon 15 52 5 9 .173
Avery Keith 5 13 2 2 .154
Thul Ray 17 43 8 5 .116
Fitzpatrick Bill 4 10 0 1 .100
Wazniuk 1 1 0 0 .000
McGillis 1 3 0 0 .000
Frochlich 2 2 0 0 .000
Anderson G 1 1 0 0 .000
Liepert 6 14 4 0 .000
Miller Gord 1 1 0 0 .000
Mayer 1 3 1 0 .000
Source : Regina Leader-Post, August 18, 1958 Wins : Phil Resch ND - 11 Won-Lost Pct : Vic Wall SRS, Al Ash SRS - 5-1, .833 Games : Resch ND - 16 Games Started : Resch ND - 12 Complete Games : Resch ND - 10 SOUTHERN LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
Resch Phil ND 16 12 10 11 3 .786
Woodruff Gwen ES 9 7 7 6 2 .750
Wall Vic SRS 8 7 4 5 1 .833
Ash Al SRS 7 5 3 5 1 .833
Lowes Al AS 7 5 4 4 1 .800
Peerless Charlie AS 10 8 7 4 3 .571
Covert Keith WY 9 7 4 4 3 .571
Linnell Jim MQ 12 9 8 4 5 .444
Floyd Arnie SRS 4 3 3 3 1 .750
Erfle Albert AS 4 4 3 3 1 .750
McKechney Gary ES 7 5 4 3 3 .500
Peterson Bob ES 3 1 1 2 0 1.000
Carr Hugh ND 7 2 2 2 1 .667
Nutzhorn Ray MJL 6 3 2 2 1 .667
Bell Bob MJL 4 4 3 2 2 .500
Heidt Ed SRS 8 5 4 2 3 .400
Wenman Jerry WY 8 4 2 2 3 .400
Guillaume George MQ 9 7 4 2 5 .286
Griffin Dick ND 1 1 0 1 0 1.000
Erfle Rube AS 1 1 1 1 0 1.000
Miller Art MJL 2 1 0 1 0 1.000
Stefureak Ed WY 2 1 1 1 0 1.000
Skjerven Gord AS 3 1 0 1 1 .500
Hall John AS 2 2 0 1 1 .500
Thorseth Cy MJL 2 2 1 1 1 .500
McNaughton Dick MJL 6 4 3 1 2 .333
Townsend Ken ND 8 6 3 1 4 .200
Sanderson Merv ES 7 7 3 1 4 .200
Dougherty Gordon MQ 7 6 5 1 5 .167
Leverick Tom SRS 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Jankowich Jim ND 2 2 0 0 0 .000
Dagelman Bob ND 1 1 0 0 0 .000
Thompson Lyle ES 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Berg Harold ES 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Verreau Marv ES 1 0 0 0 0 .000
McDonald Gord ES 1 1 0 0 0 .000
Genge Mark MJL 4 0 0 0 0 .000
McCarron Cece WY 2 0 0 0 0 .000
Allen Val WY 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Difley Gordon MQ 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Gordon MQ 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Kober Ken SRS 3 2 0 0 1 .000
Hall Ronnie SRS 2 1 0 0 1 .000
Bittner Fred ES 1 1 0 0 1 .000
Blaisdell Wally MJL 1 1 1 0 1 .000
Ballance Barry WY 3 1 1 0 1 .000
Franks Elmer WY 3 2 1 0 1 .000
Miller Gord MQ 1 1 0 0 1 .000
Martindale Bill AS 2 2 2 0 2 .000
Devine Jack MJL 5 5 3 0 5 .000
Hoff Dave WY 6 6 2 0 6 .000 SRS = Southey Red Sox, ND = Notre Dame Hounds, AS = Assiniboia Aces, ES = Estevan Maple Leafs, MJL = Moose Jaw Lakers, WY = Weyburn Beavers, MQ = Marquis Wheat Kings
 


SOUTHERN ALBERTA LEAGUE

Outfielder Lynn Duncan of the Medicine Hat Superiors was the offensive standout of the 1958 Southern Alberta League leading in almost every category. Duncan won the SABL batting title with a .409 average and led the loop in hits, home runs, runs scored and runs batted in.  He tied with teammate Ron Mertus for the most doubles.  Tom Gonzalez of Vauxhall compiled a .515 batting mark but did not achieve enough at bats to qualify for the batting crown.  110 at bats were required to qualify. Granum's Brack Bailey was the runner-up with a .378 average and he tied with Frank Amaya of Lethbridge for the lead in triples, each with 5.  Amaya finished fourth in batting with a .358 average, just behind Ed Fallon of Vauxhall.

Sam Canner of the Lethbridge Warriors registered the most wins, 9,  Bob Bolingbroke of Medicine Hat had the best winning percentage, .778, winning 7 of 9 decisions.  Mel Hubbard of Medicine Hat was tops in strikeouts with 119.

 

Average : Lynn Duncan MH - .409 
Hits : Duncan MH - 70 
Doubles : Duncan MH & Ron Mertus MH - 17 
Triples : Brack Bailey GR & Frank Amaya LW - 5 
Home Runs : Duncan MH - 17 
Runs : Duncan MH - 67 
RBI : Duncan MH - 63 

SOUTHERN ALBERTA FINAL            G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI   PCT
Gonzalez Tom VX .515
Duncan Lynn MH 171 67 70 17 17 63 .409
Bailey Brack GR 5 .378
Fallon Ed VX .361
Amaya Frank LW 170 49 61 5 4 19 28 .358
Coggins Jim GR .349
Sztaba Mitch LW 110 20 38 3 18 .345
Beecroft Gord CGD .342
Hurd Marty CGD .341
Canner Sam LW 44 9 15 2 14 .341
Ingarfield Earl LW 154 31 51 4 35 .331
Harmon John VX .325
Mertus Ron MH 179 57 17 .318
Lee Bobby LW 144 34 45 4 25 .313
Fennessey Bill GR .303
Risinger Phil MH .303
Hare Ron LTH 159 29 48 9 38 .302
Tarnava Jocko LW 73 12 22 0 4 .301
Risinger Don MH .292
Koentopp Larry LW 159 34 46 3 27 .289
Lorens Jerry CGD .282
Vaselenak Johnny GR .276
Yanosik Clarence LW 113 23 31 3 21 .274
Motley Orv LW 19 0 5 0 3 .263
Duncan Mel LW 65 11 14 3 14 .215
Stasiuk Vic LW 44 4 9 0 4 .205
Gregory LeRoy LW 10 1 2 0 0 .200
Welo Vern LW 115 28 18 0 8 .157
Minjock Ray LW 14 0 0 0 0 .000
Chavez John LW 15 1 0 0 0 .000 Source : Lethbridge Herald, September 5, 1958 Wins : Canner LW - 9 Games Started : Marquardt VX - 13 Complete Games : Canner LW, Bolingbroke MH - 8 Innings : Neal CGD - 98 Strikeouts : Hubbard MH - 119
SOUTHERN ALBERTA LEAGUE      G GS CG   W  L   PCT   IP   H   R BB  SO HB WP   ERA
Kuodis Don LW                3  3  3   3  0 1.000
Chavez John LW               8  7  2   2  0 1.000   42  48  26     45
Risinger Tony CGD            3  2  0   2  0 1.000
Coggins Jim  GR              6  0  0   1  0 1.000
Sauve Lee CGD                4  2  1   1  0 1.000
Eikerman Dale MH             2  1  0   1  0 1.000
Bartylla Buzz MH             1  1  0   1  0 1.000
McQuade Jack GR              1  1  1   1  0 1.000
Robertson Jim VX             1  1  0   1  0 1.000
Bolingbroke Bob MH          14  9  8   7  2  .778
Canner Sam LW               12  9  8   9  3  .750   83  72  47     62
Jones Aaron MH               6  5  4   3  1  .750
Hubbard Ron MH              12 11  8   7  3  .700                 119
Harmon Tom VX               10  3  1   2  1  .667
Pearce Lowell CGD            6  1  1   2  1  .667
Henry Bob CGD                5  2  1   2  1  .667
Neal Tilbert CGD            18 11  6   7  4  .636   98 125  95
Duncan Mel LW               13  8  5   6  4  .600   71  64  45     56
MacEwen Bentley GR           8  3  2   3  2  .600
Carlson Gene VX              7  7  3   3  2  .600
DeGregorio Joe VX           22  8  3   7  5  .583                      7
Ziebart Zeke MH             13  9  6   6  5  .545
Walasko Willie GR           19 12  7   7  7  .500
Cleland Roy VX               6  2  0   1  1  .500
Davidson Bill GR             5  4  1   1  1  .500
Juergens Earl LW             5  4  0   1  1  .500
Tanner Bob MH                4  3  1   1  1  .500
Roberts Bob CGD              3  2  1   1  1  .500
Warnick Al LW                3  3  2   1  1  .500
Riggs Pete GR                2  2  1   1  1  .500
Szostak Hank CGD            10  7  4   3  4  .429
Neal Ted GR                 13  3  0   2  3  .400
Motley Orv LW               11  3  1   2  3  .400   44  47  36     19
Minjock Ray LW              10  5  2   2  3  .400   36  43  27     20
Neal Ray GR                  9  4  1   2  3  .400
Thompson Art GR             14 10  2   2  4  .333
McCaig Tom GR                5  4  1   1  2  .333
Gregory Leory LW             3  3  3   1  2  .333   27  29  14     29
Williams Ed VX               3  2  1   1  2  .333
Whitmore Jim MH             12  9  6   3  7  .300
Marquardt Doug VX           21 14  1   2  6  .250              70
Falk Ted CGD                11  6  3   1  4  .200
Trauba Bill VX              11  8  4   1  7  .125
Anderson Floyd VX            3  0  0   0  0  .000
Eaton Larry GR               3  3  0   0  0  .000
Mertus Ron MH                3  1  0   0  0  .000
Armstrong Whitney VX         2  1  0   0  0  .000
Rhodes Dusty VX              2  0  0   0  0  .000
Wilson Don CGD               2  1  0   0  0  .000
Amaya Frank LW               1  0  0   0  0  .000
Barnes Gary CGD              1  1  0   0  0  .000
Berlando Jimmy CGD           1  0  0   0  0  .000
Casanova Bill CGD            1  0  0   0  0  .000
Duncan Lynn MH               1  0  0   0  0  .000
Fallon Ed VX                 1  0  0   0  0  .000
Gonzalez Tom VX              1  0  0   0  0  .000
Larsen Ken CGD               1  0  0   0  0  .000
Marshall Jim  VX             1  0  0   0  0  .000
Pearle Bob CGD               2  1  1   0  1  .000
Shirley Jack CGD             2  1  0   0  1  .000
Hobson Lew GR                1  1  1   0  1  .000
Marechal Jim VX              1  1  0   0  1  .000
Beecroft Gord CGD            5  1  0   0  2  .000
Kirk Don  CGD                5  3  0   0  2  .000
LaPalme Tom VX               4  2  0   0  2  .000
Chapman Gary CGD             3  1  0   0  2  .000
Bobo Jim CGD                 2  2  1   0  2  .000
Vold Ralph CGD/GR            2  2  2   0  2  .000    

Source : Lethbridge Herald, Sept 5, 1958; Box scores, game reports 

VX = Vauxhall Jets, MH = Medicine Hat Superiors, LW = Lethbridge Warriors, GR = Granum White Sox, CGD = Calgary Dodgers.

 


INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE

Wray Upper, of the Galt Terriers, clouted the ball at a .413 clip to capture the batting title in the Intercounty League.  Upper, led the league in hits, with 50, and triples, with 7.  He tied Dan Jackson of Guelph for the most runs, 30.  Stan "Gabby" Anderson of London Majors and Johnny Ambrose of St. Thomas Elgins tied for second spot in the batting race, at .398.  Shanty Clifford of Galt, the 1956 batting champion, was fourth, at .366.  Nick Rintche of Kitchener-Waterloo and Anderson tied for the lead in homers, each with six.

John Poholsky of Listowel compiled the most wins, 11, while Ross Paton of Oakville had the best winning percentage, .875, with his 7-1 record. Roy McKay of London finished 10-6.

 

Average : Wray GT - .413 
Hits :  Wray GT - 50 
Doubles : Jackson KW/GT - 15 
Triples :  Wray GT - 7 
Home Runs : Rintche KW & Anderson LDN - 6 
RBI : Clifford GT & Bruce Dubrick LS - 31 
BB : Rintche KW - 29 
Runs : Wray GT & Jackson KW/GT - 30 
Total Bases : Jackson KW/GT - 82 
Stolen Bases : Nick DiCarlo GU - 17 

INTERCOUNTY                       G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI   PCT
Upper Wray GT 121 30 50 9 7 0 20 .413
Anderson Stan Gabby LDN 108 43 7 4 6 22 30 .398
Ambrose Johnny STT 93 37 3 20 .398
Clifford Shanty GT 123 29 45 9 1 5 31 .366
Jackson Dan KW/GT 131 30 48 15 5 3 22 .366
Creighton Dale LDN .348
Barash Junior STT .345
Parker Arlie KW .345
Dickey Jim LS .333
Cunningham Larry HM 121 40 14 .331
Rintche Nick KW 105 34 6 29 25 .324
Evon Russ STT .313
Psutka Harry KW 123 37 3 20 .301
Paton Ross OV .289
Mendham Dan LDN .288
Yosurak Joe KW .284
Mason Herm STT .283
Wilson Jerry LDN .281
Boniface George KW 118 28 .237
Poholsky John LS .231
McKay Roy LDN .155
Source : London Free Press, September, 1958 (Incomplete) Wins : Poholsky LS - 11
Won-Lost Pct : Paton OV .875 Games : McKay LDN -18 Complete Games : McKay LDN 13 Strikeouts : Poholsky LS - 104 INTERCOUNTY G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA

Poholsky John LS 11 4 .733
McKay Roy LDN 18 13 10 6 .625 134 120 59 42 55 91 2.82
Ambrose Johnny STT 11 8 5 .615 116 105 2.70
Paton Ross OV 7 1 .875
Stead Ron BRS 6 7 .462 94 32 67 4.14 OV=Oakville Oaks, KW=Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen, GU=Guelph Merchants, GT=Galt Terriers, BRS=Brantford Red Sox, LDN=London Majors, HM=Hamilton Beavers, LS=Listowel Legionaires, STT=St. Thomas Elgins


BASIN LEAGUE

(Coverage from The HURONITE and THE DAILY PLAINSMAN, Huron, S.D., Tuesday, August 26, 1958)

Ranson Records .418 Mark; Thies Second in E.R.A.; Third in Whiffs

MITCHELL -- Jim Ranson of the Valentine Hears was the only Basin League player to finish the season with a batting average higher than .400 as he wound up knocking the ball at a .418 clip for the season, according to official league statistics.

Ranson's closest competitor was teammate John Feldman who had a .376 average for the season.  Two Pierre players, John Herrnstein and Ted Schrieber finished the season with a rush and wound up with .355 and .361 respectively.

A three-way tie developed for the doubles honor. Ted Schrieber, Pierre, Hank Paskiewicz of Rapid City and Billy Wells of Valentine tied for the doubles lead with 15 each.

Wells also finished ahead of the field in the runs batted in department with a total of 51.

Don Betzen of Valentine was the winningest hurler in the league as he compiled a 8-2 mark for the season.

Dick Radatz of Watertown had 107 strikeouts to lead the league.  Frank Carpin of Mitchell was second with 95.

Dick Wiegand of Rapid City led the pitchers in the earned run averages with a 2.19 average for the season.  Dave Thies of Huron posted a 2.66 mark.

All statistics are based on all games completed in the Basin League during the season except three which were not reported.  There were two games which were scheduled but were not played because of postponement. 

(The HURONITE and THE DAILY PLAINSMAN also carried a column by Dick Wood on the release of the final statistics.)

The Basin League season was a hectic one this summer and toward the end of the year it would have taken an official scorekeeper, working full time at the job, to keep up with the off-the-field disputes.  The column frankly got a little sick of the whole thing and completely ignored a couple of beauts, including a hassle between Pierre and Rapid City over post-season playoffs.

But elsewhere on this page is printed the final "official" Basin League statistics as released by the league office at Mitchell and we've simply got to take issue with several points

There are several places in which figures for the Huron Jims in the official statistics differ sharply from those posted by official scorer Milt Pronk. Monday night, with Pronk's records at our disposal, we spent a couple of hours checking the marks given us by Milt.  And after that session we can truthfully say that anyone who tries to find anything wrong with the meticulous records kept by Pronk is in for a frustrating experience.

Therefore, convinced of the accuracy of the Huron team records, we shall proceed to take issue with the marks released by the Basin League office.  It should be pointed out that the Huron team records are based on official scoresheets from both home and road games and include league games only, the same basis the official league records are based on.

First of all the league records show Len Van De Hey with a .346 average while the Huron ace actually had a .351 mark. Van De Hey's two-base hit total is not listed in the league records but his total is not listed in the league records but his total of 14 should have been good enough to tie him with Herman Charles of Yankton for fourth place in league standings.

And there's Andy Swota's earned run average. The veteran left-hander actually posted a 2.29 mark which would place him second in the league in that department. But league records don't even mention this figure.  Also unmentioned is Jake Tarr's 1.42 E.R.A. in 31 1/3 innings.  It's possible Tarr did not work enough innings to receive mention in this department but we've never seen any minimum or maximum set up on this sort of thing. 

Also slighted badly by the league office was the slugging performance of Jim's first baseman Carl Bush. Bush slammed 14 home runs, which ties him for first place and had 44 runs batted in, good for third place in the league standings, yet neither figure is mentioned by the league office. 

In all fairness to the league office it must be pointed out that there are a couple of possible reasons for these omissions.  One is, of course, the human error in keeping such a maze of records.  But more likely is the possibility that some scoresheets of Jims road games were not properly delivered to the league office.

This is just another example of the weakness of a league office that's run on a part-time basis.  We're not, at this particular moment, taking any slam at the individuals in the loop office this year but rather the setup as a whole which sees several public spirited citizens trying to do a full time job in their spare time.  It's high time the Basin League quit trying to furnish big-time baseball with bush league front office methods

 

Average : Jim Ranson VH - .418 
Doubles : Ted Schrieber PC, Hank Paskiewicz RCC & Billy Wells - 15 
Triples : Paskiewicz RCC - 4 
Home Runs : Gene Duffy MK - 14 
RBI : Billy Wells VH - 51 

BASIN LEAGUE                      G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI   PCT
Ranson Jim VH .418
Feldman John VH 12 .376
Schrieber Ted PC 15 3 .361
Herrnstein John PC .355
Kiddy Allen VH 3 .352
VanDeHey Len HU .346
Blash George WLS 11 .344
Quayle Don RCC 39 .339
Boiko Fred PC .328
Raehse Bill PC 11 .326
Goldy Purn WLS 3 .323
Paylor Carl PC .320
Plaster Glen RCC .319
Paskiewicz Hank RCC 15 4
Wells Billy VH 15 13 51
Duffy Gene MK 14
Robinson Vince MK 12 45
Charles Herman YT 14 41
Staab Ed YT 13
Juelke Connie HU 3 Source : The HURONITE and THE DAILY PLAINSMAN, August 26, 1958 Wins : Betzen VH - 8 Strikeouts : Radatz WLS - 107 ERA : Weigand RCC - 2.19 BASIN LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA

Betzen Don VH 8 2 .800
Tarr Jake HU 3 1 .750
Hamrick Hank PC 4 2 .667
Read Darrel YT 6 3 .667
Atkinson Dick MK 3 2 .600
Dalluge Harlan RCC 4 3 .571
Weigand Dick RCC 2.19
Thies Dave HU 76 2.66
Radatz Dick WLS 107 2.70
Hale Jack VH 3.20
Anderson Craig PC 3.30
Carpin Frank MK 95
Pieper Charlie WLS 73 Source : The HURONITE and THE DAILY PLAINSMAN, August 26, 1958 VH = Valentine Hearts, RCC = Rapid City Chiefs, HU - Huron Jims, YT = Yankton Terrys, WLS - Watertown Lake Sox, MK = Mitchell Kernels, PC = Pierre Cowboys


OKANAGAN MAINLINE LEAGUE 

Stan Kato, catcher for the Kamloops Jay-Rays, captured the batting title for the 1958 season finishing with a .378 average, four points better than runner-up Jack Fowles of the Kamloops Okonots. Buck Buchanan of the Okonots and Gord Mundle of Penticton tied for third at .365 while Al Hooker of Summerland was right behind at .364. Bill Martino, who was eighth, was the loop's top slugger with 14 home runs and 42 RBI. He also led in runs scored, with 32 and tied for the most hits, 39. Kato was tops in steals, with 18. Len Gatin of the Okonots was the top hurler with a 16-4  won-lost record.

Alex Kashuba topped the Vernon Clippers in hitting for the 1958 season, nosing out Jim Tooley for the team lead. The final figures show Kashuba with a .316 mark (although the story in the Vernon News claimed Jim Tooley had the team title with a .328 average on 21 hits in 69 at bats).  Tooley's percentage worked out to .304, good for second place. Kashuba led the club in home runs, with four. Jim Staff scored the most runs, 16. The paper did not publish any pitching statistics.

 

AVE : Kato KJR - .378 
RUNS : Martino KWO - 32
HITS : Martino KWO, Schnider OLE - 39
DOUBLES : Burton SUM, Fritz KWO - 7
TRIPLES : Buchanan KO - 4
HOME RUNS : Martino KWO - 14
RBI : Martino KWO - 42
STEALS : Kato KJR - 18
OKANAGAN MAINLINE LEAGUE GP AB R H TB 2B 3B HR SB RBI PCT
Kato Stan KJR 90 27 34 .378 Fowles Jack KO 91 22 34 .374 Buchanan Buck KO 85 26 31 .365 Mundle Gord PEN 85 26 31 .365 Hooker Al SUM 99 15 36 .364 Burgart Lloyd PEN 91 11 31 .341 Campbell Bob KWO 95 25 32 .337 Martino Bill KWO 117 32 39 .333 Schnider Richie OLE 118 30 39 .331 Ceccon Bruno PRN 96 15 30 .313
   VERNON
   Johnson Bob VER                  2   2   1   1                       2  .500
   Kashuba Alex VER                17  57   8  18                       9  .316
   Tooley Jim VER                  21  69  13  21                       4  .304
   Dye Verne VER                   23  67  10  18                       7  .269
   Candido Larry VER                6  15   1   4                       3  .267
   Blaney Verne VER                25  83   8  22                      14  .265
   Staff Jim VER                   25  81  16  21                      10  .259
   Jellison Jerry VER               8  31   5   8                       4  .258
   Stecyk Walter VER                8  25   6   6                       4  .240
   Adams Ray VER                   27  86  10  20                       7  .233
   Mucha Albert VER                 6  13   1   3                       0  .231
   DeRosa Tony VER                 21  68   5  15                       7  .221
   Olynyk Jimmy VER                12  37   4   8                       1  .216
   Buckner Bill VER                16  57   8  12                       3  .211
   Kashuba Johnny VER              13  47   4   9                       5  .191
   Stecyk Tom VER                   7  27   2   5                       1  .185
   Staff Jerry VER                 10  36   3   6                       5  .167
   Harding Phil VER                 4  13   2   2                       0  .154
   Norris Tommy VER                 3   7   1   1                       0  .143
   Hay Doug VER                     3   9   2   1                       0  .111
   McDonald Bob VER                12  27   1   1                       1  .037
   Christie Wilf VER                3   6   2   0                       0  .000
   Mountain Eddie VER               3   5   2   0                       0  .000
   Source : Vernon News, September 22, 1958, Kamloops Sentinel, September 20, 1958