Statistics, 1959     

WESTERN CANADA BASEBALL LEAGUE

Batting champsBill Lynn of Williston and Curly Williams of Lloydminster- North Battleford were the 1959 batting champs according to official records compiled and released by the Howe News Bureau. Lynn led the loop with a .376 average, to give Williston its second straight batting crown. Jerry Adair of the Oilers won in 1958. Williams took the home run title, with 11, and led in runs batted in, 59. Tom Satriano of Edmonton finished second with a mark of .350. Saskatoon's Pete Estrada placed third with .333, followed by Zoonie McLean of Williston with .323 and Cliff Pemberton of Regina with .309.  (Picture from Edmonton Journal, September 15, 1959)

Lynn was high in hits with 99 and total bases with 139. Stan Charnofsky of Edmonton led in doubles with 17, Don Buford of Lloydminster-North Battleford in triples with 11, while Satriano scored the most runs, 61.

Ron Boone of Saskatoon had the most sacrifice bunts, six. Art Ersepke of Edmonton and Larry Exel of Williston tied for honors in sacrifice flies with six apiece. The latter also struck out the most times, 68, while Tom Bergeron of Lloydminister-North Battleford received the most bases on balls, 59. Buford stole the most bases, 19. Bill Hockenbury of Williston was hit by pitched ball the most times, 11. Eloyd Robinson of Saskatoon was credited with the most official times at bat, 284. Pennant-winning Edmonton won the club batting championship with a .276 average. Regina was tops in club fielding with a .955 percentage. In club pitching Edmonton ranked first with a .365 earned run average. Gene Graves of Saskatoon headed the pitchers with a 2.86 earned run average. Norm Forsythe of Edmonton, who was second ERA-wise, compiled the best won-lost record with 14 wins and three losses for an .824 percentage. Forsythe also won the most games 14 and tops in complete games 13. Graves struck out the most batters,145. Roland Jones of Edmonton issued the most bases on balls, 86.

 

Average : Bill Lynn WL - .376 
Hits : Lynn WL - 99 
Doubles : Stan Charnofsky EDE - 17 
Triples : Don Buford LNB - 11 
Home Runs : Curly Williams LNB - 11 
Runs : Tom Satriano EDE - 61 
RBI : Williams LNB - 59 Stolen Bases : Buford LNB - 19
OFFICIAL CANADIAN-AMERICAN BASEBALL LEAGUE BATTING RECORDS *** SEASON 1959 
*** FOR PUBLICATION IN PAPERS OF MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23 *** 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
Edmonton  68 2326 430 322 643 931 106 40 34 21 27 51 344 36 407 570 370 276
Saskatoon 67 2303 358 359 609 881 107 24 39 27 10 32 289 27 403 532 319 264
Regina    67 2255 327 336 593 817  86 36 22 24 25 58 233 19 322 517 276 263
Williston 67 2246 342 406 588 842 106 23 34 22 30 20 273 31 384 533 302 262
Lloyd-NB  65 2122 326 360 528 756  92 23 30 29 20 48 323 33 358 515 284 249 CANADIAN-AMERICAN FINAL G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
Nelson Kenneth LNB 16 39 10 15 5 1 0 0 3 3 7 .385
Lynn William WL* 60 263 47 99 14 4 6 4 11 8 38 .376
Healy Dennis WL 17 37 9 13 6 0 1 1 11 3 12 .351
Charnofsky Stanley EDE 48 157 38 55 17 4 2 8 34 8 31 .350
Satriano Thomas EDE* 68 266 61 93 10 6 5 7 54 38 46 .350
Estrada Peter SKC 62 249 40 83 16 4 8 2 23 27 57 .333
Sims Ray WL 12 24 5 8 1 2 0 0 1 2 4 .333
McWi1liams Miles WL* 37 143 26 47 9 2 6 1 9 18 35 .329
Breckner Leonard SKC 17 67 12 22 3 0 3 0 7 11 17 .328
McLean Zonnie WL 58 186 35 60 13 1 7 3 26 12 32 .323
Ford John LNB 23 81 13 26 5 0 2 1 8 11 13 .321
Heath William EDE* 47 162 27 52 7 6 0 3 28 16 29 .321
Pemberton Cliff RGS* 47 220 37 68 11 5 1 11 20 16 36 .309
Robinson Eloyd SKC 66 284 52 86 13 2 6 6 17 31 44 .303
Stillwell Ron RGS 67 251 42 76 10 6 2 4 33 22 27 .303
Bond Monte LNB 46 149 28 45 8 0 2 5 33 25 20 .302
Werhas John EDE 67 255 52 76 14 5 5 9 43 27 52 .298
Regoli John RGS 10 38 8 11 0 1 2 2 5 9 7 .289
Oyler Phil RGS 60 225 35 65 9 4 3 4 17 29 34 .289
NeriFrank 22WL-3LNB-28-RGS 53 184 33 53 5 1 1 2 42 19 15 .288
Boone Ronald SKC 66 230 37 66 11 3 1 3 46 48 32 .287
Adams Daniel SKC 66 259 59 74 8 6 6 8 57 46 38 .286
Buford Don LNB# 51 194 46 55 10 11 3 19 36 41 29 .284
Fox Joseph Dee WL* 42 156 23 44 5 1 0 2 30 28 19 .282
Williams Norldon SKC* 38 149 23 42 6 1 3 1 12 26 24 .282
Bergeron Thomas LNB 65 233 52 65 14 2 0 15 59 47 19 .279
Haroldson Ray WL 56 212 32 59 13 2 1 1 20 29 26 .278
Kumerow Ernie WL 21 58 6 16 0 1 0 0 1 11 5 .276
Tomlinson Roger RGS 67 261 41 72 11 7 2 11 17 24 33 .276
Murphy Lee SKC 26 89 21 24 6 2 3 1 16 17 12 .270
Linthicum Gary RGS 42 115 14 31 9 4 5 0 6 47 30 .270
Campise Joseph EDE 61 201 34 54 7 1 3 4 24 42 19 .269
Garrett James SKC 53 214 20 57 9 0 0 0 15 12 23 .266
Scott Fred EDE 68 274 58 72 12 2 1 8 46 24 30 .263
Williams Willie LNB* 64 215 38 56 11 3 11 1 50 33 59 .260
Gabrielson Leonard EDE* 61 240 47 62 9 9 7 3 22 57 44 .258
Gillespie Michael EDE 57 195 35 50 13 1 2 4 38 53 33 .256
Hockenbury William WL 44 166 27 42 9 0 4 0 15 19 28 .253
Vold Ralph EDE* 12 20 3 5 0 0 1 0 0 6 6 .250
Tucker Wayne RGS* 63 209 27 52 5 1 3 7 29 10 28 .249
Morgan Gordon 23SKC-47WL 70 250 41 62 13 3 3 5 36 46 31 .248
Crittenden Rennie SKC* 53 172 19 42 10 4 2 2 15 28 17 .244
Boaz Ray RGS 67 267 41 65 6 4 0 16 32 49 27 .243
Tanner Edward LNB* 58 190 18 46 3 2 3 0 31 22 23 .242
Ersepke Arthur EDE* 68 270 40 65 9 3 8 4 21 41 48 .241
White Michael LNB 62 237 27 57 8 2 3 1 17 35 25 .241
LaComb Gary RGS 29 100 16 24 4 2 3 1 14 8 10 .240
Mousalam Faldo LNB* 59 202 28 48 7 2 0 2 27 35 17 .238
Hormann Donald LNB 13 38 3 9 0 0 0 2 4 3 7 .237
Ruhr Lionel RGS 11 34 3 8 1 0 0 0 2 5 2 .235
Withers James EDE 23 47 6 11 0 1 0 0 4 11 9 .234
Forsythe Norman EDE 24 61 7 14 2 0 0 0 3 20 5 .230
Popkin Norman SKC* 41 79 10 18 4 1 1 0 2 11 8 .228
Jones Roland EDE 28 66 9 15 3 1 0 1 13 23 9 .227
Fischer Joseph SKC 53 159 28 36 8 1 4 7 47 42 24 .226
Bach Steven 13EDE-50WL* 63 202 23 45 10 2 1 1 41 50 22 .223
Searcy Kelly LNB 13 27 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 8 5 .222
Dutt Marvin WL 17 37 5 8 1 0 1 0 2 11 7 .216
Read Darrell RGS 26 38 5 8 1 1 0 0 5 5 2 .211
Exel Larry WL 65 238 39 49 6 4 1 2 31 68 25 .206
Kudron Roger RGS* 19 44 5 9 2 0 0 0 5 15 1 .205
Richardson Ted LNB* 28 49 8 10 0 1 2 0 1 15 4 .204
Bryson Jerry 10WL-25LNB 35 91 13 18 5 0 2 1 12 13 18 .198
Stone Arthur LNB 58 188 20 37 9 0 1 2 24 23 16 .197
Strother Steve RGS 59 195 26 38 10 1 0 0 16 36 16 .195
Gardner Bruce RGS* 18 42 3 8 1 0 0 0 5 9 2 .190
Sims James EDE* 14 37 4 7 1 0 0 0 3 19 2 .189
Moriarty David LNB* 18 59 4 11 3 0 0 0 4 12 7 .186
Dayne Michael LNB* 13 22 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 7 1 .182
Arnold Alton LNB 20 28 2 5 1 0 0 0 2 6 6 .179
Yates Morris SKC 24 40 2 7 1 0 0 0 4 14 2 .175
Yaryan Kenneth EDE* 12 23 2 4 0 0 0 0 4 10 0 .174
Kostenuk David LNB 35 52 6 9 1 0 0 0 5 11 6 .173
Sylvester Blaine RGS 18 41 4 7 1 0 0 0 1 13 1 .171
Gaston Michael SKC* 11 18 3 3 2 0 0 0 2 4 1 .167
Clark Mark WL* 14 27 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 .148
Powell William LNB* 25 40 6 5 0 0 1 0 9 9 4 .125
Cantrell Thomas WL 10 25 5 3 1 0 0 0 7 5 3 .120
Moore David WL 15 55 2 6 0 0 1 0 3 13 2 .109
Hobson Lew SKC* 30 48 7 5 0 0 0 0 5 24 2 .104
Taylor Roy SKC 12 29 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 .103
Blakeslee Robert WL 26 56 4 5 2 0 1 0 2 22 4 .089
Smith Robert WL 11 26 3 2 0 0 1 0 5 7 2 .077
Graves Eugene SKC 32 50 7 3 0 0 0 0 7 24 0 .060
Fewer than 10 games               G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI   PCT
Valentine James LNB 1 3 2 .667
Korn William WL* 2 4 2 .500
Kavigan Robert RGS* 5 7 3 .429
Dilley Ed SKC 7 24 9 .375
Demeriez Burton EDE* 2 6 2 .333
Bennett Robert SKC 5 18 6 .333
Noakes Michael RGS 6 26 8 .308
Leap Al WL 9 27 8 .296
Warren Frank RGS 9 22 6 .273
Weekly Max SKC 8 21 5 .238
Wanner Al SKC 1 5 1 .200
Williams Dale WL 8 34 6 .176
Theiss Robert RGS* 9 12 2 .167
Brawley Homer WL 5 12 2 .167
Vanderlaan William SKC 4 7 1 .143
Eikerman Dale EDE 4 1 0 .000
Newberry James LNB 3 4 0 .000
Barnson Roger RGS 6 10 0 .000
Wall Victor RGS 1 1 0 .000
Springer Paul SKC 6 9 0 .000
Stone Ross SKC 1 1 0 .000
Freeman John WL 1 1 0 .000
Halcrow Douglas WL 3 2 0 .000
Weber Kenneth WL 5 18 0 .000
Webster David WL 6 5 0 .000
Williams Dewey WL 1 2 0 .000
Wisdom Harry WL 2 3 0 .000
Ball Gary SKC 1 0 0 .000
Bowes Jack LNB* 1 0 0 .000
Paul John LNB 1 0 0 .000 GRAND-SLAM HOMERS : Robinson,2; Adams, Crittenden, Estrada, Healy, Olyer, Williams, 1 each. Source : Howe News Bureau Wins : Forsythe EDE - 14 Games : Graves SKC - 32 Games Started : Forsythe EDE, Richardson LNB - 18 Complete Games : Forsythe EDE - 13 Innings : Graves SKC - 148 Strikeouts : Graves SKC - 145 ERA : Graves SKC - 2.86 OFFICIAL CANADIAN-AMERICAN BASEBALL LEAGUE PITCHERS' RECORDS *** SEASON *** 1959 *** FOR PUBLICATION IN PAPERS OF TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 *** COMPILED BY HOWE NEWS BUREAU,
30 N. LA SALLE ST., CHICAGO 2, ILLINOIS.
CLUB PITCHING                                                           
Club          G CG  IP  AB   R   H  HR  ER SH SF BB  SO HB WP  Bk ShO  ERA
Edmonton     68 42 593 2274 322 563 24 241 11 17 265 351 33 33  1  8  3.65
Saskatoon    67 21 586 2277 359 585 29 261 29 26 296 415 25 32  3  5  4.00
Regina       67 33 569 2206 336 571 22 271 27 23 303 395 35 27  1  3  4.29
Lloyd.-NB    65 27 560 2250 360 619 47 287 28 22 241 361 20 19  2  2  4.61
Williston    67 34 568 2245 406 623 37 329 28 24 357 352 31 44  3  1  5.21

CANADIAN-AMERICAN LEAGUE     G GS CG  W  L   PCT   IP   H   R ER BB  SO HB WP   ERA
Warren Frank RGS 9 6 6 4 2 .667 55 49 16 13 14 28 4 3 2.13
Weekly Max SKC* 8 6 2 3 3 .500 46 34 22 12 26 27 2 2 2.35
Crittenden Rennie SKC* 13 7 1 3 2 .600 44 40 27 13 24 26 4 1 2.66
Graves Eugene SKC 32 11 6 9 7 .563 148 119 65 47 67 145 8 7 2.86
Forsythe Norman EDE 22 18 13 14 3 .824 145 125 58 47 64 104 7 9 2.92
Withers James EDE 23 12 9 8 7 .533 126 125 54 41 43 46 9 7 2.93
Webster David WL 6 2 0 1 3 .250 18 16 15 7 16 10 1 4 3.50
Gardner Bruce RGS* 17 13 6 5 6 .455 110 106 65 44 54 101 6 6 3.60
Yates Morris SKC 19 10 5 5 3 .625 82 73 43 33 46 49 3 12 3.62
Richardson Ted LNB* 23 18 10 9 7 .563 136 119 67 55 56 103 5 7 3.64
Sylvester Blaine RGS* 18 16 8 8 8 .500 114 106 56 48 72 76 6 7 3.79
Sims James EDE* 14 11 7 7 4 .636 96 100 51 41 31 49 3 2 3.84
Dayne Mike LNB* 11 5 4 5 1 .833 53 54 20 23 13 31 0 2 3.91
Kavgian Robert RGS 4 2 0 1 1 .500 16 13 9 7 11 13 1 1 3.94
Popkin Norman SKC* 22 11 2 5 5 .500 90 106 58 41 27 50 3 4 4.10
Arnold Alton LNB* 19 14 5 7 6 .538 89 89 57 41 41 63 1 2 4.15
Jones Roland EDE 18 16 9 8 6 .571 125 108 86 58 86 87 7 10 4.18
Vold Ralph EDE 10 3 1 1 1 .500 31 28 18 15 9 13 1 1 4.35
Kudron Roger RGS 19 15 6 6 7 .462 125 110 80 61 72 96 9 9 4.39
Read Darrell RGS 24 7 4 7 5 .583 84 103 52 42 39 38 4 1 4.50
Smith Robert WL 10 9 5 3 5 .375 75 74 42 38 24 33 0 2 4.56
Searcy Kelly LNB* 13 12 4 6 5 .545 61 74 42 32 26 41 1 1 4.72
Dutt Marvin WL 17 12 7 9 4 .692 102 106 63 54 49 77 8 4 4.76
Kostenuk David LNB* 25 6 1 4 3 .571 96 98 63 51 52 58 6 3 4.78
Powell William LNB* 21 9 3 2 7 .222 102 140 71 55 35 48 3 3 4.85
Yaryan Kenneth EDE* 12 6 3 1 5 .167 61 69 44 33 25 45 6 4 4.87
Kumerow Ernie WL* 18 13 7 5 9 .357 113 122 74 62 63 67 5 6 4.94
Hobson Lewis SKC* 30 14 4 6 10 .375 120 138 88 68 58 77 4 4 5.10
Sims Ray WL 12 8 4 2 3 .400 62 87 54 38 24 32 1 11 5.52
Blakeslee Robert WL* 18 9 5 4 5 .444 89 117 74 56 47 43 4 2 5.66
Clark Mark WL* 14 12 5 2 7 .222 75 55 59 51 96 71 6 12 6.12
Springer Paul SKC 6 4 1 0 3 .000 25 28 19 19 21 17 2 1 6.84
Theiss Robert RGS* 8 5 2 2 3 .400 37 43 30 30 24 22 3 0 7.30
VanderLaan William SKC 4 3 0 0 2 .000 17 27 19 14 13 10 0 1 7.41
Barnson Roger RGS 6 3 1 1 0 1.000 26 38 25 23 15 20 2 0 7.96 Fewer than 15 IP G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
Eikerman Dale EDE 4 0 0
Gaston Michael SKC* 4 0 1
Newberry James LNB 3 0 0
Halcrow Douglas WL 3 0 0
Healy Dennis WL 3 0 0
Hockenbury William WL 3 0 1
Ford John LNB 2 0 0
Adams Daniel SKC 2 0 0
Korn William WL* 2 0 1
Bowes Jack LNB* 1 0 1
Nelson Ken LNB 1 0 0
Paul John LNB 1 0 1
Wall Victor RGS 1 0 0
Ball Gary SKC 1 0 0
Stone Ross SKC 1 0 0
Freeman John WL 1 0 0 SHUTOUTS : Forsythe 3, Withers 3, Hobson 2, Arnold, Warren, Smith, Sims, Popkin, Sylvester, Graves 1 each.
BALKS - Clark, 3; Yates, 2; Dayne, Jones, Kostenuk, Popkin, Sylvester, 1 each
TIE GAMES - Kostenuk, Richardson, Warren, 1 each. COMBINATION SHUTOUTS - Kavgian-Read,Reg., July 9, Graves-Popkin, Sask., July 26;
Richardson-Kostenuk,Lly-NB, Aug. 16; Forsythe-Yaryan, Edm., Aug 29. EDE = Edmonton Eskimos, LNB = Lloydminster-North Battleford Combines, RGS = Regina Senators, SKC = Saskatoon Commodores, WL = Williston Oilers. OFFICIAL CANADIAN-AMERICAN BASEBALL LEAGUE FIELDING RECORDS *** SEASON 1959 *** FOR PUBLICATION IN PAPERS OF TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 *** COMPILED BY HOWE NEWS BUREAU, 30 N. LA SALLE ST., CHICAGO 2, ILLINOIS.
STANDING OF CLUBS AT CLOSE OF SEASON
               EDE  LNB RGS  SKC WL  W  L   T PCT  GB
Edmonton            11   9   10   9  39 29  0 574 Lloyd-NB   7        7   10 9  33 31  1 516    4 Regina     7    7       10 10  34 32  1 515    4 Saskatoon       8 7   6       10  31 36  0 463 7 1/2 Williston       7    6  10    6      29 38  0 433 9 1/2        29   31  32   36  38

Note: Edmonton forfeited to Williston, June 21,22,23 (3 games). CLUB FIELDING
      G DP TP PB  PO   A   E  PCT
Regina         67 65  0 17 1707 721 115 955
Williston      67 48  0 28 1705 700 121 952
Lloyd-NB       65 54  0  7 1680 709 128 949
Edmonton       68 86  0 23 1781 803 145 947
Saskatoon      67 71  0  9 1760 694 164 937
INDIVIDUAL FIELDING  (Ten or More Games)   * Throws Left
FIRST BASEMEN
Player            G  PO   A  E DP   PCT  Player            G  PO   A  E DP  PCT
Haroldson,WL     21 150  12  2 13  .988  Crittenden,SKC*  35 264  13  6 37 .979
Murphy,SKC       25 193  11  3 25  .986  Ersepke,EDE*     66 582  38 17 74 .973
McWilliams,WL    37 298  22  6 23  .982  Mousalam,LNB*    56 467  21 18 44 .964
Tucker,RGS       61 489  28 10 53  .981
SECOND BASEMEN
Player            G  PO   A  E DP   PCT  Player            G  PO   A  E DP  PCT
Stone,LNB        58 112 157 10 28  .964  Campise,EDE      14  19  30  4  4 .925
Charnofsky,EDE   48 111 160 13 49  .954  Boone,SKC        63 177 175 29 49 .924
Stillwell,RGS    66 177 197 19 51  .952  Bergeron,LNB     10  22  24  5  7 .906
Exel,WL          61 152 159 20 37  .940
THIRD BASEMEN
Player            G  PO   A  E DP   PCT  Player            G  PO   A  E DP  PCT
Pemberton,RGS    45  54 101  9  7  .945  Williams,LNB     62  60 130 21 13 .900
Regoli,RGS       10  10  21  3  3  .912  Robinson,SKC     66  62 139 25 18 .889
Moore,WL         11  11  19  3  0  .909  Hockenbury,WL    38  25  72 18  4 .843
Werhas,EDE       65  77 121 20 15  .908
SHORTSTOPS
Player            G  PO   A  E DP   PCT  Player            G  PO   A  E DP  PCT
McLean,WL        53 115 144 17 28  .938  White,LNB        62 111 183 37 29 .889
Tomlinson,RGS    61 100 173 23 39  .922  Adams,SKC        65 117 172 42 39 .873
Scott,EDE        67 123 217 37 58  .902  Ruhr,RGS         10  13  21  5  5 .872
OUTFIELDERS
Player            G  PO   A  E DP   PCT  Player             G  PO   A  E DP  PCT
Moriarty,LNB*    16  22   1  0  1 1.000  Fischer,SKC       46  84   3  4  0 .956
Haroldson,WL     17  18   3  0  0 1.000  Campise,EDE       30  38   4  2  1 .955
Popkin,SKC*      14  20   0  0  0 1.000  Breckner,SKC*     13  19   1  1  0 .952
Lynn,WL          60 150   3  3  0  .981  Boaz,RGS          67 161  11  9  2 .950
Morgan,SKC-WL    70 124   8  3  0  .978  LaComb,RGS        27  35   1  2  0 .947
Bergeron,LNB     56  84   2  2  0  .977  Hormann,LNB       11  16   1  1  1 .944
Oyler,RGS        51  61   5  2  0  .971  Estrada,SKC       61 105   6  8  0 .933
Gabrielson,EDE   59 150   6  5  3  .969  Ford,LNB          13  13   1  1  0 .933
Neri,WL-LNB-RGS  53  89   3  3  0  .968  Fox,WL            30  49   2  5  0 .911
Bond,LNB         44  82   4  3  1  .966  Williams,SKC      36  64   2  7  1 .904
Buford,LNB       50 129   8  5  1  .965  Linthicum,RGS     17  18   0  2  0 .900
Nelson,LNB       13  22   2  1  0  .960  Gillespie,EDE     55  86   7 11  0 .894
Satriano,EDE     58 100  11  5  1  .957
CATCHERS  
Player            G  PO  A E DP PB  PCT  Player          G  PO  A  E DP  PB  PCT
Strother,RGS     57 347 23 5  1 11 .987  Bach,EDE-WL    55 280 26  8  3  20 .975
Tanner,LNB       53 297 21 5  1  5 .985  Linthicum,RGS  13  71  7  2  0   6 .975
Heath,EDE        44 235 24 5  3  8 .981  Bryson,WL-LNB  25 136 20  5  4   5 .969
Garrett,SKC      53 347 34 8  3  7 .979  Haroldson,WL   20 114 14  9  2   7 .934
Campise,EDE      14  81  5 2  0  6 .977

PITCHERS Player            G  PO   A  E DP   PCT Player         G  PO   A  E DP  PCT Dutt,WL          17 6  19  0  3 1.000 Hobson,SKC*       30   3  23  2  2 .929 Kumerow,WL*      18   4  14  0 0 1.000 Yaryan,EDE*       12   5 8  1  0 .929 Powell,LNB       21   1  22  0  0 1.000 Sims,EDE*      14   1  12  1  1 .929 Sims,WL          12 3  14  0  1 1.000 Yates,SKC    19   4   8  1  0 .923 Read,RGS         24 7  10  0  1 1.000 Arnold,LNB*   19   4  17  2  0 .913 Crittenden,SKC*  13   2  13  0  1 1.000 Forsythe,EDE      22   6  34  4 4 .909 Searcy,LNB*      13   2   9  0  1 1.000 Withers,EDE       23 7  33  4  4 .909 Vold,EDE         10 2   6  0  0 1.000 Clark,WL*         14   5  15  2  0 .909 Kostenuk,LNB    25   4  25  1  0 .967 Sylvester,RGS*    18   6  22  3  0 .903 Blakeslee,WL*    18   6  13  1  0 .950 Richardson,LNB *  23   3  25  3  1 .903 Jones,EDE        18   7  28  2  3  .946 Kudron,RGS        19   6  23  4  4 .879 Graves,SKC       32   5  26  2  0  .939 Gardner,RGS*  17   4  29  5  1 .868 Dayne,LNB*       11   4  10  1  1  .933 Smith,WL          10   3  10  2  0 867 Popkin,SKC*      22   2  12  1  0  .933
 


SOUTHERN (SASKATCHEWAN) BASEBALL LEAGUE

Hunchuk top hitter   Sanderson top hurler

In a close race to the finish, George Hunchuk of the Moose Jaw Lakers captured the Southern League's individual batting crown and the Dave Dryburgh memorial trophy. Hunchuk finished with a .383 average on 36 hits in 94 times at bat. Close behind was Ed Wyant of the Weyburn Beavers who collected 45 hits in 118 times at bat for a .381 average. Jerome Walker of the Balcarres Braves took third spot with .380 and Wally Blaisdell of the Lakers hit the ball at a .371 clip to capture fourth place. Blaisdell also placed first in three categories -- runs scored, hits and home runs.

Merv Sanderson of Estevan Maple Leafs was best of the moundsmen, winning 11 games without a loss. He completed 12 of his 13 starts and compiled 104 strikeouts in 94 innings pitched.  Jackie McLeod of Swift Current finished 6-0.

 

Average : George Hunchuk MJL - .383 
Hits : Wally Blaisdell MJL - 46 
Doubles : Hunchuk, Ed Wyant WY, Dalton Skeoch MQ & Buzz Bent WY - 10 
Triples - Lionel Ruhr RGR, Terry Wasley MJM & Dennis Williams MJM - 4 
Home Runs - Blaisdell MJL - 10 
Runs Scored : Blaisdell MJL 38 
SOUTHERN LEAGUE FINAL             G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI   PCT
Hunchuk George MJL 94 20 36 .383
Wyant Ed WY 118 28 45 .381
Walker Jerome BA 92 26 35 .380
Blaisdell Wally MJL 124 38 46 .371
Jenkins Murray MQ 119 29 44 .370
McKechney Gary ES 94 15 34 .362
Lyons Jim ND 98 17 35 .357
Ross John BA 121 29 43 .355
Baiton Nick SC 132 36 44 .333
Thompson Lyle ES 118 33 39 .331
Wenman Jerry WY 82 16 27 .329
Regier Dick WY 125 22 41 .328
Dougherty Gord MQ 108 30 35 .324
Garinger Danny WY 130 33 42 .323
Schnell Nasie ES 87 23 28 .322
Trapp Barry BA 128 20 41 .320
McCarron Cec WY 85 20 27 .318
McLeod Jackie SC 120 24 38 .317
Williams Dennis MLM 126 25 38 .302
Bachiu Larry RGR 83 17 25 .301
REGINA G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
Nicholson Barth 2 0 1 .500
Moser Luke 66 18 21 .318
Bachiu Larry 83 17 25 .301
McEachern Ken 67 9 20 .299
Ruhr Lionel 88 18 26 .295
Cochrane Denny 117 22 34 .291
Wall Vic 65 15 17 .262
Johnson Harvey 78 23 20 .256
Gillstrom Owen 47 10 12 .255
Mock Gerry 4 0 1 .250
Mang Wayne 94 11 23 .245
Rennie Art 99 10 22 .222
Heidt Ed 28 8 6 .214
Flaman Harvey 56 6 12 .214
Kober Ken 14 1 3 .214
Floyd Arnold 72 9 14 .194
McNabb Morris 101 8 19 .188
Ash Al 17 3 3 .176
Banda Danny 21 5 2 .095
Batley Chris 21 2 2 .095
Dutkowski 6 0 0 .000
Klein John 6 0 0 .000
Leverick Tommy 2 0 0 .000
SWIFT CURRENT G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
Maxwell Alex 4 1 2 .500
Hoffman Clarence 4 1 2 .500
Baiton Nick 132 36 44 .333
Loustall Don 6 1 2 .333
McLeod Jackie 120 24 38 .317
Mahoney Frank 48 8 15 .313
Olmstead Bert 13 3 4 .308
Heit Leo 40 10 12 .300
Johnson Gord 113 28 33 .292
Mahaffney George 14 3 4 .286
Burns Terry 130 24 36 .277
Holdaway Chuck 42 6 10 .238
Twamley Gus 81 13 19 .235
Cory Clint 136 13 32 .235
Wright Jim 83 8 19 .229
Millard Stu 112 10 22 .196
Pederson Harvey 25 1 3 .120
Ranger Jerry 18 2 2 .111
McMillan 2 0 0 .000
Hammer Con 0 0 0 .000
Martinson 3 0 0 .000
Rhodes Dusty 6 1 0 .000
WEYBURN G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
Covert Keith 13 1 7 .538
Wyant Ed 118 28 45 .381
Wenman Jerry 82 16 27 .329
Regier Dick 125 22 41 .328
Garinger Danny 130 33 42 .323
McCarron Cec 85 20 27 .318
Perras Don 128 21 34 .266
Springer Chick 109 24 27 .248
Bent Buzz 122 28 30 .246
Josephson Brian 99 12 20 .202
Franks Elmer 81 12 14 .173
Josephson Alvin 71 8 11 .155
Nedelcov Jim 19 3 2 .105
Belanger 4 0 0 .000
Luterbach Ed 9 1 0 .000
Knippleberg 1 0 0 .000
Mador 1 0 0 .000
Hoff 1 0 0 .000
ESTEVAN G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
Davis Bob 14 4 6 .429
Jackson Bob 73 15 26 .356
McKechney Gary 94 15 34 .362
Krueger Erwin 45 9 15 .333
Thompson Lyle 118 33 39 .331
Schnell Nasie 87 23 28 .322
Krake Barney 101 24 29 .287
McWilliams Larry 122 27 33 .270
Schnell Harold 95 10 24 .253
McKechney Ron 107 28 26 .243
Wetsch Dale 13 5 3 .231
Kratchy Fred 35 4 8 .229
Harbourne Jackie 49 9 10 .204
Sanderson Merv 48 10 9 .188
Fornwald Jonas 38 8 7 .184
Swinehart 11 1 2 .182
Dyda Ernie 20 2 3 .150
Erickson 7 2 1 .143
NOTRE DAME G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
Glazier Vern 34 7 14 .412
Lyons Jim 98 17 35 .357
Townsend Ken 43 9 14 .326
Donald Bob 31 4 10 .323
Saucier Bernie 17 4 5 .294
Sorenson Art 119 23 32 .269
Messier Denny 96 20 25 .260
Lavoie Hugh 9 0 2 .222
Dukes Ritchie 114 15 25 .219
Boehm Ervin 124 22 27 .218
Lavoy 15 0 3 .200
Bearss Eddie 5 0 1 .200
Doetzel Ed 95 10 19 .200
Barth Pete 26 4 5 .192
Headley Phil 16 4 3 .188
Southward 6 0 1 .167
Griffith Don 83 8 12 .145
Campbell Glen 8 0 1 .125
Germann Frank 56 6 7 .125
Carr Hugh 38 1 4 .105
Resch Phil 39 5 4 .103
Jankowich Jim 30 5 3 .100
Geizel 4 0 0 .000
Dupre 0 0 0 .000
MARQUIS G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
Dardy 2 1 1 .500
Veibert 4 1 2 .500
Jenkins Murray 119 29 44 .370
Dougherty Gord 108 30 35 .324
Guillaume George 123 32 36 .293
Skeoch Dalton 120 24 33 .275
Difley Gord 22 1 6 .273
Thorseth Cy 23 5 6 .261
Cannon George 101 20 26 .257
Linnell Jim 45 8 11 .244
Cannon Bernard 89 22 21 .236
Anderson Clare 126 34 27 .214
Rosenau George 40 8 8 .200
Herle Gene 105 18 21 .200
Avery Keith 29 7 3 .103
Thul 11 0 1 .091
Ulmer 4 0 0 .000
BALCARRES G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
Gardiner Bob 1 0 1 1.000
Bellegarde Glen 1 1 1 1.000
Walker Jerome 92 26 35 .380
Ross John 121 29 43 .355
Goodwill Norm 48 12 16 .333
Trapp Barry 128 20 41 .320
Lypka Alec 114 15 32 .281
Dreger Don 132 31 36 .273
Meyer Dick 112 19 28 .250
Walker John 98 11 24 .245
Trapp Larry 86 11 18 .209
Hastie Eric 36 1 6 .167
Warsey Bill 13 1 2 .154
Obey Art 56 6 8 .143
Blondeau Guy 64 7 8 .125
Sim Gord 18 1 2 .111
Trapp Joe 1 0 0 .000
Hanowski 1 0 0 .000
Townsend 3 0 0 .000
MOOSE JAW LAKERS G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
Laube Don 23 7 10 .435
Hunchuk George 94 20 36 .383
Blaisdell Wally 124 38 46 .371
Devine Jack 32 6 11 .344
Elsom Charlie 123 11 36 .293
Hennenfent Mel 116 13 29 .250
Baker Bob 44 8 11 .250
Smith Glen 60 7 13 .217
Smail Murray 122 28 26 .213
Nutzhorn Ray 116 32 24 .207
Hansen Fred 119 19 24 .202
Lovett Herb 101 11 19 .188
Devine D 7 0 1 .143
Bell Bob 9 0 1 .111
LeBere Wayne 53 6 5 .094
Smith Baldy 4 2 0 .000
Graus 4 0 0 .000
Denis 1 0 0 .000
MOOSE JAW MALLARDS G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
Mackay Colin 43 4 15 .349
McNaughton Dick 3 0 1 .333
Humphries Lorne 46 6 14 .304
Williams Dennis 126 25 38 .302
Wasley Terry 122 14 36 .295
Zayas Roberto 66 13 18 .273
Olver Fergie 120 28 32 .267
Beitel Ed 46 6 12 .261
Knelson Merv 31 2 7 .226
Heibert Stan 49 5 10 .204
Foord Joe 94 11 18 .191
Nevill Bob 65 5 12 .185
Young Wayne 93 15 17 .183
Baker 12 0 2 .167
Mandzuk Dick 34 1 5 .147
Kindred Russ 91 8 13 .143
Montgomery 8 1 1 .125
Benaschuk Joe 35 3 4 .114
Reedy Emmett 12 0 1 .083
Leipert 4 0 0 .000
Gallagher 4 0 0 .000
Yeomans Bob 3 1 0 .000
Day 2 0 0 .000 Source : Regina Leader-Post, September 10, 1959 Wins : Merv Sanderson ES - 11 Won-Lost Pct : Sanderson ES - 11-0, 1.000 Games : Art Obey BA, Phil Resch ND - 19 Games Started : Obey BA - 14 Complete Games : Sanderson ES - 12 SOUTHERN LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
Sanderson Merv ES 16 13 12 11 0 1.000 94 80 49 54 104
Obey Art BA 18 14 11 8 4 .667 124 121 63 32 67
LeBere Wayne MJL 14 8 6 7 3 .700
Wenman Jerry WY 16 12 8 7 4 .636
Wyant Ed WY 14 10 8 7 6 .538
McLeod Jackie SC 17 3 2 6 0 1.000 69 51 38 29 78
Heit Leo SC 10 10 5 6 2 .750
Wall Vic RGR 10 10 6 6 3 .667
Dyda Ernie ES 6 4 3 5 1 .833
Nutzhorn Ray MJL 10 6 4 5 2 .714
Linnell Jim MQ 12 8 6 5 5 .500
Resch Phil ND 18 13 10 5 9 .357
Goodwill Norm BA 6 3 3 4 1 .800
Jankowich Jim ND 11 9 4 4 3 .571
Devine Jack MJL 9 5 3 3 1 .750
Kober Ken RGR 6 5 2 3 1 .750
Guillaume George MQ 8 7 5 3 2 .600
McKechney Gary ES 7 7 5 3 4 .429
Floyd Arnie RGR 8 5 3 3 4 .429
Mandzuk Dick MJM 13 10 7 3 8 .273
Olmstead Bert SC 2 2 2 2 0 1.000
Covert Keith WY 4 3 1 2 1 .667
Batley Chris RGR 9 2 1 2 1 .667
Thompson Lyle ES 6 5 3 2 2 .500
Ranger Jerry SC 4 3 2 2 2 .500
Ash Al RGR 8 6 1 2 2 .500
Blaisdell Wally MJL 5 5 4 2 3 .400
Jenkins Murray MQ 9 4 1 2 3 .400
Knelson Merv MJM 13 5 3 2 4 .333
Benaschuk Joe MJM 8 7 4 2 4 .333
Carr Hugh ND 13 8 3 2 6 .250
Blondeau Guy BA 10 9 7 2 7 .222
Burns Terry SC 1 1 0 1 0 1.000
Mock Gerry RGR 2 1 1 1 0 1.000
Bell Bob MJL 8 5 0 1 2 .333
Franks Elmer WY 7 3 0 1 2 .333
Thorseth Cy MQ 4 4 2 1 2 .333
Campbell Glen ND 5 2 0 1 2 .333
Dougherty Gord MQ 7 3 0 1 3 .250
Pederson Harvey SC 12 8 0 1 4 .200
Holdaway Chuck SC 6 4 2 1 4 .200
Warsey Bill BA 6 5 1 1 4 .200
McKechney Ron ES 1 1 0 0 0 .000
Hammer SC 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Twamblay Gus SC 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Josephson Alvin WY 2 1 0 0 0 .000
Luterbach Ed WY 2 0 0 0 0 .000
McCarron Cece WY 1 1 0 0 0 .000
Bellegarde Glen BA 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Townsend BA 3 0 0 0 0 .000
Sim Gordon BA 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Walker John BA 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Skeoch Dalton MQ 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Townsend Ken ND 1 0 0 0 0 .000
Yeomans Bob MJM 2 0 0 0 0 .000
McNaughton Dick MJM 2 1 0 0 0 .000
Hoffman Clarence SC 4 1 0 0 1 .000
Mador WY 1 1 0 0 1 .000
Leverick Tom RGR 3 1 0 0 1 .000
Ross John BA 1 1 0 0 1 .000
Harbourne Jack ES 4 1 1 0 2 .000
Heidt Ed RGR 6 2 1 0 2 .000
Difley Gord MQ 6 4 1 0 2 .000
Reidy Emmet MJM 5 4 1 0 3 .000
McKay Colin MJM 9 4 2 0 4 .000 * G, GS, CG, W, L, PCT from box scores, game reports. * Other stats (for Sanderson, McLeod, Obey) from Regina Leader Post ES = Estevan Maple Leafs, SC = Swift Current Indians, MJL = Moose Jaw Lakers, WY = Weyburn Beavers, RGR = Regina Red Sox, BA = Balcarres Braves, MQ = Marquis Wheat Kings, ND = Notre Dame Hounds, MJM = Moose Jaw Mallards
 


SOUTHERN ALBERTA LEAGUE

(From the Calgary Herald, September 3, 1959)

Tom Wilcox of the Vauxhall Jets is the King of Swat in the Southern Alberta Baseball League.

The Jets' first-baseman wound up the schedule hitting at a .362 clip, nine percentage points better than teammate Tom Gonzalez.  The figure was derived from 55 hits in 252 trips to the plate. (Editors' note: Of course, 55 for 252 would be a .218 average, so I assume the paper meant 55 for 152 which would result in a .362 mark.)  

Brack Bailey of the pennant winning Lethbridge White Sox was third at .341 with the Dodgers' Marty Hurd fourth at .341. 

The Dodgers had four .300 hitters, the others being Bill Fennessey at .331, Marve Marchbanks at .324, and Bill Casanova at .307.

John Harmon, Vauxhall's playing-manager, actually owned the best percentage at .432 but he had only 81 official times at bat.  Each man had to come to the plate 100 times to figure in the batting derby. (The Lethbridge Herald, September 3, 1959 provided final stats for the Lethbridge White Sox)

Steve Schott of Lethbridge topped the hurlers with an .875 winning percentage on a 7-1 won-lost record. Jerry McClure with both Lethbridge and Calgary had the most wins, 8, and games started, 14.  Jack Jordan of Wilcox led the league in innings pitching, 126, walks, 97, and strikeouts, 102. He also had the most hit batsmen, 11.

(The Lethbridge & Medicine Hat papers provided complete statistics for their teams).

 

Average : Tom Wilcox VX - .362 
Hits : Marty Hurd CGD - 67 
Doubles : Hurd CGD & John Vaselenak LWS - 16 
Triples : Gord Wesley LWS - 5 
Home runs : Bob Mosteller VX - 13 
Runs : Bob Bourbeau LWS - 56 
RBI : Vaselenak LWS - 56 
Stolen bases : Bill Fennessey CGD - 21
SOUTHERN ALBERTA FINAL         AB  R   H 2B 3B HR SH  SB RBI   PCT
Carlson Don LWS                 9  1   4  0  0  0  1   0  2   .444
Harmon John VX                 81     35                      .432
Bedford Mountie LWS            28  7  11  0  1  0  1   0  9   .393
Wilcox Tom VX                 152     55                      .362
Gonzalez Tom VX               184     65                      .353
Bailey Brack LWS              167 51  57 13  3  5  4   7  39  .341
Hurd Marty CGD                197     67 16                   .340
Rediger Glen MH               183 45  62  9  1 11  1   8  51  .338
Tarnava Joe LWS                15  1   5  0  0  0  0   0  0   .333
Jamieson Tom LWS                3      1  0  0  0  0   0  0   .333
Vaselenak John LWS            181 51  60 16  1 10  2   9  56  .331
Fennessey Bill CGD                                    21      .331
Busch Stan LWS                128 33  42  8  2  1  4   6  19  .328
Marchbanks Marve CGD                                          .324
Bourbeau Bob LWS              192 56  62  8  1  8  2   8  44  .323
Casanova Bill CGD                                             .307
Price John VX                                                 .303
Brewer Sherwood MH            188 31  57 11  1  5  3   2  32  .303
Centi Dave CGD                                                .298
Little Dick MH                 94 13  28  7  0  0  3   1  14  .298
Abel Dave CGD                                                 .296
Jordan Jack VX                                                .295
Koentopp Larry LWS            156 39  46  8  2  21 6  19  39  .295
Eilmes Ken VX                                                 .294
McMillan Hugh VX                                              .292
Amaya Frank CGD                                               .288
Mertus Ron MH                 180 28  49  6  0  3  3   7  23  .272
Mannini Bob MH                129 25  35  5  0  4  1   8  25  .271
Ingarfield Earl LWS            35  5   9  2  0  1  0   0  9   .257
Biggers Dave LWS               86 20  22  9  0  1  2  10  16  .256
Kerrick Jerry MH               16  0   4  1  0  0  0   0   1  .250
Lester Jim LWS                165 32  41  5  1  8 10   9  24  .248
Tillotson Thad MH              33  4   8  2  0  0  1   0   3  .242
Washburn Ray LWS               42 16  10  2  0  2  1   0  6   .238
Wallace Linn MH               139 29  32  5  0  1  3   4  10  .230
Oldham Carson MH              100 17  23  3  1  1  1   3   7  .230
Valentine James MH             14  2   3  0  0  0  0   0   0  .214

Rautmann Dick MH              164 24  35 13  0  4  4   1  26  .213
Walkingshaw Darwin LWS        104 18  22  1  0  0  8   0  11  .212
Bolingbroke Bob MH            112 20  23  5  0  0  2   0  16  .205
Creighton Dick LWS             30  6   6  1  0  1  1   0  7   .200
Wesley Gordie LWS             165 37  32  3  5  0  9   6  20  .194
Schott Steve LWS               32  3   6  1  0  0  0   0  3   .188
Wilson Darrell LWS             16  1   3  0  0  0  0   0  2   .188
Crook Pat MH                  114 15  21  1  0  0  1   5   6  .184
Morris Earl LWS                22  4   4  2  0  0  0   0  3   .182
Lang Bob LWS                   24  5   4  0  0  0  1   1  3   .167
Moser Luke MH                  37  9   6  1  0  2  1   1   4  .162
Sluga Max MH                   19  1   3  1  0  0  0   0   3  .158
Bartylla Buzz MH               21  1   3  0  0  0  1   0   0  .143
Longo Mike MH                  34  3   4  0  0  0  0   1   1  .118
Smith Taylor MH                12  1   1  0  0  0  0   0   0  .083
Bailey Ken MH                  40  0   3  3  0  0  2   0   5  .075
Mosteller Bob VX                               13
Source : Lethbridge Herald & Medicine Hat News, September 3, 1959
SOUTHERN ALBERTA LEAGUE      G GS CG   W  L   PCT   IP   H   R  BB  SO HB   ERA
Schott Steve LWS            10  8  6   7  1  .875   70  61  34  27  40  2
Morris Earl LWS             11  7  3   4  1  .800   52  76  48  27  39  2
Washburn Ray LWS            10 10  6   7  2  .778   76  73  45  43  64  1
Creighton Dick LWS          12  6  6   6  2  .750   67  58  32  38  67  2
Bedford Mountie LWS         11  8  7   6  2  .750   66  57  29  38  43  0
Bolingbroke Bob MH          12 10  8   6  3  .667   89  76  38  27  74  0
Smith Taylor MH             20  2  0   2  1  .667   48  49  39  30  32  0
McClure Jerry LWS/CGD       15 14  3   8  5  .615
Szostak Hank CGD            16  9  5   5  5  .500
Craven Jack VX              12 11  5   4  4  .500
MacEwen Bentley CGD         15  4  1   3  3  .500
Miller John CGD             11  8  2   3  3  .500
Tillotson Thad MH           15 11  3   5  6  .455   88 105  64  46  57  8
Bailey Ken MH               14 10  3   4  5  .444   75  86  73  49  62  3
Schulz Larry VX/CGD         16  8  1   2  3  .400
Mosteller Bob VX            16 12  7   5  9  .357           99
Jones Aaron MH              11  6  2   2  4  .333   50  71  50  32  36  2
Jordan Jack VX              21 11  7   5 11  .313  126 133      97 102 11
Bartylla Buzz MH            12  6  1   2  5  .286   53  49  29  28  42  1
Centi Dave CGD              10  4  3   0  4  .000
Moore Charlie VX 3 1 0 1 0 1.000 Cliffe Bill VX 8 1 0 1 0 1.000 Neal Tilbert CGD 3 3 3 2 1 .667 Walkingshaw Darwin LWS 2 1 0 1 1 .500 12 21 16 8 6 0 Collins Bill VX 3 1 0 1 1 .500 Carlson Don LWS 4 1 0 1 1 .500 18 23 15 11 11 0 Locke Ron VX 6 4 1 1 1 .500 Wilson Darrell LWS 7 3 2 1 1 .500 34 40 21 2 20 1 Lachemann Marcel CGD 7 5 1 1 4 .200 Rediger Glen MH 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Wallace Linn MH 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Powell Bill MH 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Gonzalez Tom VX 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Amaya Frank CGD 2 0 0 0 0 .000 Sluga Max MH 2 1 0 0 0 .000 Escke Howard VX 3 1 0 0 0 .000 Cleland Roy VX 1 1 0 0 1 .000 Moore Frank MH 2 2 0 0 2 .000 Jamieson Tom LWS 3 1 0 0 2 .000 8 17 16 5 4 2 LWS = Lethbridge White Sox, CGD = Calgary Dodgers, VX = Vauxhall Jets, MH = Medicine Hat Superiors
 


INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE

With a late season charge, Ernie Myers of Listowel Legionnaires captured the batting title in the Intercounty League overcoming Stan "Gabby" Anderson of London Majors.  Myers finished with a .423 mark, to top Anderson's .420.  Anderson missed the final seven games with a broken hand. Myers also led the circuit in hits, with 41, and home runs, 5. It was the second straight year Anderson had finished as the runner-up after winning the batting title of the Great Lakes-Niagara League in 1957.  Dan Jackson, who split time between Galt and Guelph, was the RBI leader, with 32.

Average : Myers LS - .423 
Hits : Myers LS - 41 
Home Runs : Myerrs LS - 5 
RBI : Jackson Dan GT-GU - 32 
Stolen Bases : Salvisburg Bob BRS - 14 

INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE                G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI   PCT
Myers Ernie LS .423
Anderson Stan LDN .420 Source : Intercounty Record Book, London Free Press Won-Lost Pct : Ambrose STT - .727 Wins : Ambrose STT - 8 Strikeouts : Jack Richard HM - 126 INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
Ambrose John STT 8 3 .727
Stead Ron BRS 7 3 .700 104 18 69 2.34 Source : Intercounty Record Book, London Free Press BRS=Brantford Red Sox, GT=Galt Terriers, GU=Guelph Merchants, HM=Hamilton Beavers, KW=Kitchener-Waterloo Dutchmen, LS=Listowel Legionnaires, LDN=London Majors, STT=St. Thomas Elgins


BASIN LEAGUE

Joe Lutz, former major leaguer, ran away with the batting crown of the Basin League.  The Mitchell Kernels playing manager finished with a .391 mark, nearly 20 points ahead of Len Van De Hey of Hurton.  Tom Snow of Rapid City was third at .347.  Lutz also topped the league in homers, with 15.  Mickey Sullivan of Rapid City was best in runs batted in, with 48.  Dayton Todd of Mitchell and Perry McGriff of Yankton tied for the most doubles, 15.

Bob Tedesco of Huron topped the pitchers, winning 11 of 15 decisions and leading the league in strikeouts with 146.  He was third in ERA, at 2.31.  Paul Zavorskas of Rapid City had the best ERA mark, 1.94

 

AVE : Lutz MK - .391 
2B : Todd MK, McGriff YT - 15
3B : Clemens MK - 6
HR : Lutz MK - 15
RBI : Sullivan RCC - 48
BASIN LEAGUE                      G  AB  R   H  2B 3B HR SB  BB SO RBI   PCT
Lutz Joe MK                         151     59        15            43  .391
VanDeHey Len HU                                                         .372
Snow Tom RCC                                           9            40  .347
Lloyd Harry PC                                  12                  40  .338
Todd Dayton MK                                  15     6            44  .335
McGriff Perry YT                                15                      .335
Plumlee Ralph HU                                                        .323
Clemens Doug MK                                     6                   .322
Sullivan Mickey RCC                             13    10            48
Finnegan Frank WLS                                    10            41
Staples Ken WLS                                       10
Jurasevich John MK                                     9            37
Quayle Don RCC                                         8
Look Dean MK                                           6
Green Dick MK                                          6
Regelsky Dolph WLS                                     6
Griffin Gerry PC                                    5
Source : The Daily Republic (Mitchell SD) November 23, 1959

RCC=Rapid City, PC=Pierre, HU=Huron,   WLS=Watertown, YT=Yankton, VH-Valentine, MK=Mitchell Kernels

WINS : Tedesco HU - 11 
ERA : Zavorskas RCC - 1.94
SO : Tedesco HU - 146 BASIN LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA Zavorskas Paul RCC 5 1 .833 1.94 Kunel Joe YT 2.00 Tedesco Bob HU 11 4 .733 121 146 2.31 Timme Paul HU 2.51 Carbajal Frank YT 6 1 .857 2.52 Tarr Jack HU 5 1 .833 Crayton Larry PC 121 109 Dalluge Harland RCC 87 Willhite Nick RCC 82
Mitchell Kernels Marcereau Bob MK 5 4 .556 73 89 43 31 30 30 3.84 Brenzel Fred MK 3 6 .333 81 72 53 36 42 50 3.98 Seitz Paul MK 3 1 .750 66 70 43 37 37 78 5.05 Marr Bobby MK 4 3 .571 54 50 40 33 40 52 5.53 Giusti Dave MK 5 3 .625 61 67 46 40 35 50 5.93 Gellinger Terry MK 1 5 .167 42 53 34 30 24 30 6.48 Arneson Paul MK 1 4 .200 54 63 58 40 47 51 6.71
Source : The Daily Republic (Mitchell SD) November 23, 1959


VANCOUVER INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE

Roy Nosella of CYO captured the batting title in the Vancouver Industrial League with a .407 average just seven points ahead of catcher Harry Schrieber of the Longshoremen.  Norm Usselman was third, well back, with a .375 mark.  Gary Winbow of the Boilermakers was the top pitcher for 1959 winning nine of ten decisions.  Morley Flichel of the Longshoremen also won nine, but dropped a pair.  Al Mayervich, also of the Boilermakers, finished with a 7-1 won-lost mark.

VANCOUVER INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE       G  AB  R   H  2B 3B HR SB  BB SO RBI   PCT
Nosella Roy CYO                      59     24                          .407
Schrieber Harry VLS                  85     34                          .400
Usselman Norm VBM                    80     30                          .375
Ross Ken VBM                         95     35                          .368
Adams Don VLS                        67     24                          .358
Dairon Wayne CYO                     81     29                          .358
Hallam Walt VWB                      84     30                          .357
Webb Gord VLS                       104     35                          .337
Maxwell Merv VFM                     85     27                          .318
Mori Elmer VN                        85     27                          .318
Source :  Vancouver Sun, August 11, 1959
VBM=Boilermakers, VCY=CYO, VFM=Firemen, VLS=Longshoremen, VN=Nisei, VWB=Western Bridge

VANCOUVER INDUSTRIAL LEAGU   G GS CG   W  L   PCT   IP   H   R ER  BB  SO   ERA
Winbow Gary VBM                        9  1
Mayervich Al VBM                       7  1
Digby Ken VLS                          5  1
Flichel Morley VLS                     9  2
Bennewith Arnold VFM                   4  2
 


SOUTHERN MINNESOTA LEAGUE

Outfielder Frank Brown of the Austin Packers won the batting crown in the Southern Minnesota League for 1959 hitting .374 in 139 at bats.  Brown, who had 52 hits, finished the season with 10 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs and 22 runs batted in. George Dropo, of Mason City, hit .374 with the Braves, but his final mark dropped when combined with his .200 average with Estherville early in the season.  Price West Jr. the Rochester first sacker, produced a .366 average and was followed by catcher Jerry Ackerman of Albert Lee at .364. First baseman Jack Andeits of Estherville led the sluggers with 12 home runs. Outfielder Fred Hoeft of Rochester had eight circuit swats. Albert Lee's Charlie Weathers knocked in the most runs, 29, one more than Hoeft and West.

Lefty Art Huinker was one of the pitching leaders with a 12-1, won-lost mark. Loyal Bloxam of Fairmont, with a 14-4 record, had the best earned run average, 1.06, and Clem Ozburn of Mason City led the league in strikeouts with 127.

[Austin Daily Herald, August 29, 1959]

 


TORONTO WESTERN CITY LEAGUE 

Wayne McKee of pennant-winning Milanis went two for three on the final day of the regular schedule to nose out teammates George Zock and Bobby Brown for the batting championship. McKee finished with a .422 mark. Brown was the circuit's top slugger with 12 home runs and 38 runs batted in.  Zock was second in RBI with 33.  Sumio Tomihiro of Honest Ed's was tops in steals for the second straight season, notching nine.

Ron Newmarch of Milanis was the leading hurler with an unblemished 6-0 won-lost mark. Jerry Acheson of Honest Ed's compiled the best ERA, 1.30.

 

TORONTO WESTERN CITY LEAGUE     GP  AB   R   H  TB  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
McKee Wayne TCD                     45  11  19                          .422
Zock George TCD                     65  20  27                      33  .415
Brown Bobby TCD                     83  75  34              12      38  .410
Forbes Bert TM                      66  23  27                          .409
Rennicks Dave TM                    15   2   6                          .400
Burns Charlie TCD                   77  28  30                          .390
Tanaka Roy THE                      31  11  12                          .387
Wiseman Wilf TM                     81  27  31                          .383
Mugford Al TPR                      48  11  18                          .375
Mori Maw THE                        86  22  32                          .372
Colvin Jack TM                      52  13  19                          .365
Weir Billy TPR                      65  15  22               8          .338
Philip Marty TPR                    15   3   5                          .333
TORONTO WESTERN CITY LEAGUE     G GS CG  W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO HB WP    ERA
Newmarch Ron TM                          6  0 1.000
Wozniak Tony TCD                         2  0 1.000
Yakimoff Carl TM                         4  1  .800
Cunneyworth Russ THE                     4  1  .800
Larsen Marv TPR                          4  2  .667
Acheson Jerry THE                                                                   1.30

TCD=Concords, TCL=Clintons, TM=Milanis, TPR=Presswoods, THE=Honest Ed's
Source :  Toronto Globe & Mail, August 27, 1959