1959 Statistics

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
1959 CABL Nelson Kenneth LNB 16 39 10 15 5 1 0 0 3 3 7 .385
1959 CABL Lynn William WL* 60 263 47 99 14 4 6 4 11 8 38 .376
1959 CABL Healy Dennis WL 17 37 9 13 6 0 1 1 11 3 12 .351
1959 CABL Charnofsky Stanley EDE 48 157 38 55 17 4 2 8 34 8 31 .350
1959 CABL Satriano Thomas EDE* 68 266 61 93 10 6 5 7 54 38 46 .350
1959 CABL Estrada Peter SKC 62 249 40 83 16 4 8 2 23 27 57 .333
1959 CABL Sims Ray WL 12 24 5 8 1 2 0 0 1 2 4 .333
1959 CABL McWi1liams Miles WL* 37 143 26 47 9 2 6 1 9 18 35 .329
1959 CABL Breckner Leonard SKC 17 67 12 22 3 0 3 0 7 11 17 .328
1959 CABL McLean Zonnie WL 58 186 35 60 13 1 7 3 26 12 32 .323
1959 CABL Ford John LNB 23 81 13 26 5 0 2 1 8 11 13 .321
1959 CABL Heath William EDE* 47 162 27 52 7 6 0 3 28 16 29 .321
1959 CABL Pemberton Cliff RGS* 47 220 37 68 11 5 1 11 20 16 36 .309
1959 CABL Robinson Eloyd SKC 66 284 52 86 13 2 6 6 17 31 44 .303
1959 CABL Stillwell Ron RGS 67 251 42 76 10 6 2 4 33 22 27 .303
1959 CABL Bond Monte LNB 46 149 28 45 8 0 2 5 33 25 20 .302
1959 CABL Werhas John EDE 67 255 52 76 14 5 5 9 43 27 52 .298
1959 CABL Regoli John RGS 10 38 8 11 0 1 2 2 5 9 7 .289
1959 CABL Oyler Phil RGS 60 225 35 65 9 4 3 4 17 29 34 .289
1959 CABL NeriFrank 22WL-3LNB-28-RGS 53 184 33 53 5 1 1 2 42 19 15 .288
1959 CABL Boone Ronald SKC 66 230 37 66 11 3 1 3 46 48 32 .287
1959 CABL Adams Daniel SKC 66 259 59 74 8 6 6 8 57 46 38 .286
1959 CABL Buford Don LNB# 51 194 46 55 10 11 3 19 36 41 29 .284
1959 CABL Fox Joseph Dee WL* 42 156 23 44 5 1 0 2 30 28 19 .282
1959 CABL Williams Norldon SKC* 38 149 23 42 6 1 3 1 12 26 24 .282
1959 CABL Bergeron Thomas LNB 65 233 52 65 14 2 0 15 59 47 19 .279
1959 CABL Haroldson Ray WL 56 212 32 59 13 2 1 1 20 29 26 .278
1959 CABL Kumerow Ernie WL 21 58 6 16 0 1 0 0 1 11 5 .276
1959 CABL Tomlinson Roger RGS 67 261 41 72 11 7 2 11 17 24 33 .276
1959 CABL Murphy Lee SKC 26 89 21 24 6 2 3 1 16 17 12 .270
1959 CABL Linthicum Gary RGS 42 115 14 31 9 4 5 0 6 47 30 .270
1959 CABL Campise Joseph EDE 61 201 34 54 7 1 3 4 24 42 19 .269
1959 CABL Garrett James SKC 53 214 20 57 9 0 0 0 15 12 23 .266
1959 CABL Scott Fred EDE 68 274 58 72 12 2 1 8 46 24 30 .263
1959 CABL Williams Willie LNB* 64 215 38 56 11 3 11 1 50 33 59 .260
1959 CABL Gabrielson Leonard EDE* 61 240 47 62 9 9 7 3 22 57 44 .258
1959 CABL Gillespie Michael EDE 57 195 35 50 13 1 2 4 38 53 33 .256
1959 CABL Hockenbury William WL 44 166 27 42 9 0 4 0 15 19 28 .253
1959 CABL Vold Ralph EDE* 12 20 3 5 0 0 1 0 0 6 6 .250
1959 CABL Tucker Wayne RGS* 63 209 27 52 5 1 3 7 29 10 28 .249
1959 CABL Morgan Gordon 23SKC-47WL 70 250 41 62 13 3 3 5 36 46 31 .248
1959 CABL Crittenden Rennie SKC* 53 172 19 42 10 4 2 2 15 28 17 .244
1959 CABL Boaz Ray RGS 67 267 41 65 6 4 0 16 32 49 27 .243
1959 CABL Tanner Edward LNB* 58 190 18 46 3 2 3 0 31 22 23 .242
1959 CABL Ersepke Arthur EDE* 68 270 40 65 9 3 8 4 21 41 48 .241
1959 CABL White Michael LNB 62 237 27 57 8 2 3 1 17 35 25 .241
1959 CABL LaComb Gary RGS 29 100 16 24 4 2 3 1 14 8 10 .240
1959 CABL Mousalam Faldo LNB* 59 202 28 48 7 2 0 2 27 35 17 .238
1959 CABL Hormann Donald LNB 13 38 3 9 0 0 0 2 4 3 7 .237
1959 CABL Ruhr Lionel RGS 11 34 3 8 1 0 0 0 2 5 2 .235
1959 CABL Withers James EDE 23 47 6 11 0 1 0 0 4 11 9 .234
1959 CABL Forsythe Norman EDE 24 61 7 14 2 0 0 0 3 20 5 .230
1959 CABL Popkin Norman SKC* 41 79 10 18 4 1 1 0 2 11 8 .228
1959 CABL Jones Roland EDE 28 66 9 15 3 1 0 1 13 23 9 .227
1959 CABL Fischer Joseph SKC 53 159 28 36 8 1 4 7 47 42 24 .226
1959 CABL Bach Steven 13EDE-50WL* 63 202 23 45 10 2 1 1 41 50 22 .223
1959 CABL Searcy Kelly LNB 13 27 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 8 5 .222
1959 CABL Dutt Marvin WL 17 37 5 8 1 0 1 0 2 11 7 .216
1959 CABL Read Darrell RGS 26 38 5 8 1 1 0 0 5 5 2 .211
1959 CABL Exel Larry WL 65 238 39 49 6 4 1 2 31 68 25 .206
1959 CABL Kudron Roger RGS* 19 44 5 9 2 0 0 0 5 15 1 .205
1959 CABL Richardson Ted LNB* 28 49 8 10 0 1 2 0 1 15 4 .204
1959 CABL Bryson Jerry 10WL-25LNB 35 91 13 18 5 0 2 1 12 13 18 .198
1959 CABL Stone Arthur LNB 58 188 20 37 9 0 1 2 24 23 16 .197
1959 CABL Strother Steve RGS 59 195 26 38 10 1 0 0 16 36 16 .195
1959 CABL Gardner Bruce RGS* 18 42 3 8 1 0 0 0 5 9 2 .190
1959 CABL Sims James EDE* 14 37 4 7 1 0 0 0 3 19 2 .189
1959 CABL Moriarty David LNB* 18 59 4 11 3 0 0 0 4 12 7 .186
1959 CABL Dayne Michael LNB* 13 22 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 7 1 .182
1959 CABL Arnold Alton LNB 20 28 2 5 1 0 0 0 2 6 6 .179
1959 CABL Yates Morris SKC 24 40 2 7 1 0 0 0 4 14 2 .175
1959 CABL Yaryan Kenneth EDE* 12 23 2 4 0 0 0 0 4 10 0 .174
1959 CABL Kosteniuk David LNB 35 52 6 9 1 0 0 0 5 11 6 .173
1959 CABL Sylvester Blaine RGS 18 41 4 7 1 0 0 0 1 13 1 .171
1959 CABL Gaston Michael SKC* 11 18 3 3 2 0 0 0 2 4 1 .167
1959 CABL Clark Mark WL* 14 27 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 .148
1959 CABL Powell William LNB* 25 40 6 5 0 0 1 0 9 9 4 .125
1959 CABL Cantrell Thomas WL 10 25 5 3 1 0 0 0 7 5 3 .120
1959 CABL Moore David WL 15 55 2 6 0 0 1 0 3 13 2 .109
1959 CABL Hobson Lew SKC* 30 48 7 5 0 0 0 0 5 24 2 .104
1959 CABL Taylor Roy SKC 12 29 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 .103
1959 CABL Blakeslee Robert WL 26 56 4 5 2 0 1 0 2 22 4 .089
1959 CABL Smith Robert WL 11 26 3 2 0 0 1 0 5 7 2 .077
1959 CABL 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
1959 CABL Valentine James LNB 1 3 2 .667
1959 CABL Korn William WL* 2 4 2 .500
1959 CABL Kavigan Robert RGS* 5 7 3 .429
1959 CABL Dilley Ed SKC 7 24 9 .375
1959 CABL Demeriez Burton EDE* 2 6 2 .333
1959 CABL Bennett Robert SKC 5 18 6 .333
1959 CABL Noakes Michael RGS 6 26 8 .308
1959 CABL Leap Al WL 9 27 8 .296
1959 CABL Warren Frank RGS 9 22 6 .273
1959 CABL Weekly Max SKC 8 21 5 .238
1959 CABL Wanner Al SKC 1 5 1 .200
1959 CABL Williams Dale WL 8 34 6 .176
1959 CABL Theiss Robert RGS* 9 12 2 .167
1959 CABL Brawley Homer WL 5 12 2 .167
1959 CABL Vanderlaan William SKC 4 7 1 .143
1959 CABL Eikerman Dale EDE 4 1 0 .000
1959 CABL Newberry James LNB 3 4 0 .000
1959 CABL Barnson Roger RGS 6 10 0 .000
1959 CABL Wall Victor RGS 1 1 0 .000
1959 CABL Springer Paul SKC 6 9 0 .000
1959 CABL Stone Ross SKC 1 1 0 .000
1959 CABL Freeman John WL 1 1 0 .000
1959 CABL Halcrow Douglas WL 3 2 0 .000
1959 CABL Weber Kenneth WL 5 18 0 .000
1959 CABL Webster David WL 6 5 0 .000
1959 CABL Williams Dewey WL 1 2 0 .000
1959 CABL Wisdom Harry WL 2 3 0 .000
1959 CABL Ball Gary SKC 1 0 0 .000
1959 CABL Bowes Jack LNB* 1 0 0 .000
1959 CABL 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
1959 CABL Warren Frank RGS 9 6 6 4 2 .667 55 49 16 13 14 28 4 3 2.13
1959 CABL Weekly Max SKC* 8 6 2 3 3 .500 46 34 22 12 26 27 2 2 2.35
1959 CABL Crittenden Rennie SKC* 13 7 1 3 2 .600 44 40 27 13 24 26 4 1 2.66
1959 CABL Graves Eugene SKC 32 11 6 9 7 .563 148 119 65 47 67 145 8 7 2.86
1959 CABL Forsythe Norman EDE 22 18 13 14 3 .824 145 125 58 47 64 104 7 9 2.92
1959 CABL Withers James EDE 23 12 9 8 7 .533 126 125 54 41 43 46 9 7 2.93
1959 CABL Webster David WL 6 2 0 1 3 .250 18 16 15 7 16 10 1 4 3.50
1959 CABL Gardner Bruce RGS* 17 13 6 5 6 .455 110 106 65 44 54 101 6 6 3.60
1959 CABL Yates Morris SKC 19 10 5 5 3 .625 82 73 43 33 46 49 3 12 3.62
1959 CABL Richardson Ted LNB* 23 18 10 9 7 .563 136 119 67 55 56 103 5 7 3.64
1959 CABL Sylvester Blaine RGS* 18 16 8 8 8 .500 114 106 56 48 72 76 6 7 3.79
1959 CABL Sims James EDE* 14 11 7 7 4 .636 96 100 51 41 31 49 3 2 3.84
1959 CABL Dayne Mike LNB* 11 5 4 5 1 .833 53 54 20 23 13 31 0 2 3.91
1959 CABL Kavgian Robert RGS 4 2 0 1 1 .500 16 13 9 7 11 13 1 1 3.94
1959 CABL Popkin Norman SKC* 22 11 2 5 5 .500 90 106 58 41 27 50 3 4 4.10
1959 CABL Arnold Alton LNB* 19 14 5 7 6 .538 89 89 57 41 41 63 1 2 4.15
1959 CABL Jones Roland EDE 18 16 9 8 6 .571 125 108 86 58 86 87 7 10 4.18
1959 CABL Vold Ralph EDE 10 3 1 1 1 .500 31 28 18 15 9 13 1 1 4.35
1959 CABL Kudron Roger RGS 19 15 6 6 7 .462 125 110 80 61 72 96 9 9 4.39
1959 CABL Read Darrell RGS 24 7 4 7 5 .583 84 103 52 42 39 38 4 1 4.50
1959 CABL Smith Robert WL 10 9 5 3 5 .375 75 74 42 38 24 33 0 2 4.56
1959 CABL Searcy Kelly LNB* 13 12 4 6 5 .545 61 74 42 32 26 41 1 1 4.72
1959 CABL Dutt Marvin WL 17 12 7 9 4 .692 102 106 63 54 49 77 8 4 4.76
1959 CABL Kosteniuk David LNB* 25 6 1 4 3 .571 96 98 63 51 52 58 6 3 4.78
1959 CABL Powell William LNB* 21 9 3 2 7 .222 102 140 71 55 35 48 3 3 4.85
1959 CABL Yaryan Kenneth EDE* 12 6 3 1 5 .167 61 69 44 33 25 45 6 4 4.87
1959 CABL Kumerow Ernie WL* 18 13 7 5 9 .357 113 122 74 62 63 67 5 6 4.94
1959 CABL Hobson Lewis SKC* 30 14 4 6 10 .375 120 138 88 68 58 77 4 4 5.10
1959 CABL Sims Ray WL 12 8 4 2 3 .400 62 87 54 38 24 32 1 11 5.52
1959 CABL Blakeslee Robert WL* 18 9 5 4 5 .444 89 117 74 56 47 43 4 2 5.66
1959 CABL Clark Mark WL* 14 12 5 2 7 .222 75 55 59 51 96 71 6 12 6.12
1959 CABL Springer Paul SKC 6 4 1 0 3 .000 25 28 19 19 21 17 2 1 6.84
1959 CABL Theiss Robert RGS* 8 5 2 2 3 .400 37 43 30 30 24 22 3 0 7.30
1959 CABL VanderLaan William SKC 4 3 0 0 2 .000 17 27 19 14 13 10 0 1 7.41
1959 CABL 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
1959 CABL Eikerman Dale EDE 4 0 0
1959 CABL Gaston Michael SKC* 4 0 1
1959 CABL Newberry James LNB 3 0 0
1959 CABL Halcrow Douglas WL 3 0 0
1959 CABL Healy Dennis WL 3 0 0
1959 CABL Hockenbury William WL 3 0 1
1959 CABL Ford John LNB 2 0 0
1959 CABL Adams Daniel SKC 2 0 0
1959 CABL Korn William WL* 2 0 1
1959 CABL Bowes Jack LNB* 1 0 1
1959 CABL Nelson Ken LNB 1 0 0
1959 CABL Paul John LNB 1 0 1
1959 CABL Wall Victor RGS 1 0 0
1959 CABL Ball Gary SKC 1 0 0
1959 CABL Stone Ross SKC 1 0 0
1959 CABL 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, Kosteniuk, Popkin, Sylvester, 1 each
TIE GAMES - Kosteniuk, Richardson, Warren, 1 each. COMBINATION SHUTOUTS - Kavgian-Read,Reg., July 9, Graves-Popkin, Sask., July 26;
Richardson-Kosteniuk,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 Kosteniuk,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
1959 SBL Hunchuk George MJL 94 20 36 .383
1959 SBL Wyant Ed WY 118 28 45 .381
1959 SBL Walker Jerome BA 92 26 35 .380
1959 SBL Blaisdell Wally MJL 124 38 46 .371
1959 SBL Jenkins Murray MQ 119 29 44 .370
1959 SBL McKechney Gary ES 94 15 34 .362
1959 SBL Lyons Jim ND 98 17 35 .357
1959 SBL Ross John BA 121 29 43 .355
1959 SBL Baiton Nick SC 132 36 44 .333
1959 SBL Thompson Lyle ES 118 33 39 .331
1959 SBL Wenman Jerry WY 82 16 27 .329
1959 SBL Regier Dick WY 125 22 41 .328
1959 SBL Dougherty Gord MQ 108 30 35 .324
1959 SBL Garinger Danny WY 130 33 42 .323
1959 SBL Schnell Nasie ES 87 23 28 .322
1959 SBL Trapp Barry BA 128 20 41 .320
1959 SBL McCarron Cec WY 85 20 27 .318
1959 SBL McLeod Jackie SC 120 24 38 .317
1959 SBL Williams Dennis MLM 126 25 38 .302
1959 SBL Bachiu Larry RGR 83 17 25 .301
REGINA G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
1959 SBL Nicholson Barth 2 0 1 .500
1959 SBL Moser Luke 66 18 21 .318
1959 SBL Bachiu Larry 83 17 25 .301
1959 SBL McEachern Ken 67 9 20 .299
1959 SBL Ruhr Lionel 88 18 26 .295
1959 SBL Cochrane Denny 117 22 34 .291
1959 SBL Wall Vic 65 15 17 .262
1959 SBL Johnson Harvey 78 23 20 .256
1959 SBL Gillstrom Owen 47 10 12 .255
1959 SBL Mock Gerry 4 0 1 .250
1959 SBL Mang Wayne 94 11 23 .245
1959 SBL Rennie Art 99 10 22 .222
1959 SBL Heidt Ed 28 8 6 .214
1959 SBL Flaman Harvey 56 6 12 .214
1959 SBL Kober Ken 14 1 3 .214
1959 SBL Floyd Arnold 72 9 14 .194
1959 SBL McNabb Morris 101 8 19 .188
1959 SBL Ash Al 17 3 3 .176
1959 SBL Banda Danny 21 5 2 .095
1959 SBL Batley Chris 21 2 2 .095
1959 SBL Dutkowski 6 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Klein John 6 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Leverick Tommy 2 0 0 .000
1959 SBL SWIFT CURRENT G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
1959 SBL Maxwell Alex 4 1 2 .500
1959 SBL Hoffman Clarence 4 1 2 .500
1959 SBL Baiton Nick 132 36 44 .333
1959 SBL Loustall Don 6 1 2 .333
1959 SBL McLeod Jackie 120 24 38 .317
1959 SBL Mahoney Frank 48 8 15 .313
1959 SBL Olmstead Bert 13 3 4 .308
1959 SBL Heit Leo 40 10 12 .300
1959 SBL Johnson Gord 113 28 33 .292
1959 SBL Mahaffney George 14 3 4 .286
1959 SBL Burns Terry 130 24 36 .277
1959 SBL Holdaway Chuck 42 6 10 .238
1959 SBL Twamley Gus 81 13 19 .235
1959 SBL Cory Clint 136 13 32 .235
1959 SBL Wright Jim 83 8 19 .229
1959 SBL Millard Stu 112 10 22 .196
1959 SBL Pederson Harvey 25 1 3 .120
1959 SBL Ranger Jerry 18 2 2 .111
1959 SBL McMillan 2 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Hammer Con 0 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Martinson 3 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Rhodes Dusty 6 1 0 .000
1959 SBL WEYBURN G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
1959 SBL Covert Keith 13 1 7 .538
1959 SBL Wyant Ed 118 28 45 .381
1959 SBL Wenman Jerry 82 16 27 .329
1959 SBL Regier Dick 125 22 41 .328
1959 SBL Garinger Danny 130 33 42 .323
1959 SBL McCarron Cec 85 20 27 .318
1959 SBL Perras Don 128 21 34 .266
1959 SBL Springer Chick 109 24 27 .248
1959 SBL Bent Buzz 122 28 30 .246
1959 SBL Josephson Brian 99 12 20 .202
1959 SBL Franks Elmer 81 12 14 .173
1959 SBL Josephson Alvin 71 8 11 .155
1959 SBL Nedelcov Jim 19 3 2 .105
1959 SBL Belanger 4 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Luterbach Ed 9 1 0 .000
1959 SBL Knippleberg 1 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Mador 1 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Hoff 1 0 0 .000
1959 SBL ESTEVAN G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
1959 SBL Davis Bob 14 4 6 .429
1959 SBL Jackson Bob 73 15 26 .356
1959 SBL McKechney Gary 94 15 34 .362
1959 SBL Krueger Erwin 45 9 15 .333
1959 SBL Thompson Lyle 118 33 39 .331
1959 SBL Schnell Nasie 87 23 28 .322
1959 SBL Krake Barney 101 24 29 .287
1959 SBL McWilliams Larry 122 27 33 .270
1959 SBL Schnell Harold 95 10 24 .253
1959 SBL McKechney Ron 107 28 26 .243
1959 SBL Wetsch Dale 13 5 3 .231
1959 SBL Kratchy Fred 35 4 8 .229
1959 SBL Harbourne Jackie 49 9 10 .204
1959 SBL Sanderson Merv 48 10 9 .188
1959 SBL Fornwald Jonas 38 8 7 .184
1959 SBL Swinehart 11 1 2 .182
1959 SBL Dyda Ernie 20 2 3 .150
1959 SBL Erickson 7 2 1 .143
1959 SBL NOTRE DAME G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
1959 SBL Glazier Vern 34 7 14 .412
1959 SBL Lyons Jim 98 17 35 .357
1959 SBL Townsend Ken 43 9 14 .326
1959 SBL Donald Bob 31 4 10 .323
1959 SBL Saucier Bernie 17 4 5 .294
1959 SBL Sorenson Art 119 23 32 .269
1959 SBL Messier Denny 96 20 25 .260
1959 SBL Lavoie Hugh 9 0 2 .222
1959 SBL Dukes Ritchie 114 15 25 .219
1959 SBL Boehm Ervin 124 22 27 .218
1959 SBL Lavoy 15 0 3 .200
1959 SBL Bearss Eddie 5 0 1 .200
1959 SBL Doetzel Ed 95 10 19 .200
1959 SBL Barth Pete 26 4 5 .192
1959 SBL Headley Phil 16 4 3 .188
1959 SBL Southward 6 0 1 .167
1959 SBL Griffith Don 83 8 12 .145
1959 SBL Campbell Glen 8 0 1 .125
1959 SBL Germann Frank 56 6 7 .125
1959 SBL Carr Hugh 38 1 4 .105
1959 SBL Resch Phil 39 5 4 .103
1959 SBL Jankowich Jim 30 5 3 .100
1959 SBL Geizel 4 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Dupre 0 0 0 .000
1959 SBL MARQUIS G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
1959 SBL Dardy 2 1 1 .500
1959 SBL Veibert 4 1 2 .500
1959 SBL Jenkins Murray 119 29 44 .370
1959 SBL Dougherty Gord 108 30 35 .324
1959 SBL Guillaume George 123 32 36 .293
1959 SBL Skeoch Dalton 120 24 33 .275
1959 SBL Difley Gord 22 1 6 .273
1959 SBL Thorseth Cy 23 5 6 .261
1959 SBL Cannon George 101 20 26 .257
1959 SBL Linnell Jim 45 8 11 .244
1959 SBL Cannon Bernard 89 22 21 .236
1959 SBL Anderson Clare 126 34 27 .214
1959 SBL Rosenau George 40 8 8 .200
1959 SBL Herle Gene 105 18 21 .200
1959 SBL Avery Keith 29 7 3 .103
1959 SBL Thul 11 0 1 .091
1959 SBL Ulmer 4 0 0 .000
1959 SBL BALCARRES G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
1959 SBL Gardiner Bob 1 0 1 1.000
1959 SBL Bellegarde Glen 1 1 1 1.000
1959 SBL Walker Jerome 92 26 35 .380
1959 SBL Ross John 121 29 43 .355
1959 SBL Goodwill Norm 48 12 16 .333
1959 SBL Trapp Barry 128 20 41 .320
1959 SBL Lypka Alec 114 15 32 .281
1959 SBL Dreger Don 132 31 36 .273
1959 SBL Meyer Dick 112 19 28 .250
1959 SBL Walker John 98 11 24 .245
1959 SBL Trapp Larry 86 11 18 .209
1959 SBL Hastie Eric 36 1 6 .167
1959 SBL Warsey Bill 13 1 2 .154
1959 SBL Obey Art 56 6 8 .143
1959 SBL Blondeau Guy 64 7 8 .125
1959 SBL Sim Gord 18 1 2 .111
1959 SBL Trapp Joe 1 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Hanowski 1 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Townsend 3 0 0 .000
1959 SBL MOOSE JAW LAKERS G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
1959 SBL Laube Don 23 7 10 .435
1959 SBL Hunchuk George 94 20 36 .383
1959 SBL Blaisdell Wally 124 38 46 .371
1959 SBL Devine Jack 32 6 11 .344
1959 SBL Elsom Charlie 123 11 36 .293
1959 SBL Hennenfent Mel 116 13 29 .250
1959 SBL Baker Bob 44 8 11 .250
1959 SBL Smith Glen 60 7 13 .217
1959 SBL Smail Murray 122 28 26 .213
1959 SBL Nutzhorn Ray 116 32 24 .207
1959 SBL Hansen Fred 119 19 24 .202
1959 SBL Lovett Herb 101 11 19 .188
1959 SBL Devine D 7 0 1 .143
1959 SBL Bell Bob 9 0 1 .111
1959 SBL LeBere Wayne 53 6 5 .094
1959 SBL Smith Baldy 4 2 0 .000
1959 SBL Graus 4 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Denis 1 0 0 .000
1959 SBL MOOSE JAW MALLARDS G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT
1959 SBL Mackay Colin 43 4 15 .349
1959 SBL McNaughton Dick 3 0 1 .333
1959 SBL Humphries Lorne 46 6 14 .304
1959 SBL Williams Dennis 126 25 38 .302
1959 SBL Wasley Terry 122 14 36 .295
1959 SBL Zayas Roberto 66 13 18 .273
1959 SBL Olver Fergie 120 28 32 .267
1959 SBL Beitel Ed 46 6 12 .261
1959 SBL Knelson Merv 31 2 7 .226
1959 SBL Heibert Stan 49 5 10 .204
1959 SBL Foord Joe 94 11 18 .191
1959 SBL Nevill Bob 65 5 12 .185
1959 SBL Young Wayne 93 15 17 .183
1959 SBL Baker 12 0 2 .167
1959 SBL Mandzuk Dick 34 1 5 .147
1959 SBL Kindred Russ 91 8 13 .143
1959 SBL Montgomery 8 1 1 .125
1959 SBL Benaschuk Joe 35 3 4 .114
1959 SBL Reedy Emmett 12 0 1 .083
1959 SBL Leipert 4 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Gallagher 4 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Yeomans Bob 3 1 0 .000
1959 SBL 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
1959 SBL Sanderson Merv ES 16 13 12 11 0 1.000 94 80 49 54 104
1959 SBL Obey Art BA 18 14 11 8 4 .667 124 121 63 32 67
1959 SBL LeBere Wayne MJL 14 8 6 7 3 .700
1959 SBL Wenman Jerry WY 16 12 8 7 4 .636
1959 SBL Wyant Ed WY 14 10 8 7 6 .538
1959 SBL McLeod Jackie SC 17 3 2 6 0 1.000 69 51 38 29 78
1959 SBL Heit Leo SC 10 10 5 6 2 .750
1959 SBL Wall Vic RGR 10 10 6 6 3 .667
1959 SBL Dyda Ernie ES 6 4 3 5 1 .833
1959 SBL Nutzhorn Ray MJL 10 6 4 5 2 .714
1959 SBL Linnell Jim MQ 12 8 6 5 5 .500
1959 SBL Resch Phil ND 18 13 10 5 9 .357
1959 SBL Goodwill Norm BA 6 3 3 4 1 .800
1959 SBL Jankowich Jim ND 11 9 4 4 3 .571
1959 SBL Devine Jack MJL 9 5 3 3 1 .750
1959 SBL Kober Ken RGR 6 5 2 3 1 .750
1959 SBL Guillaume George MQ 8 7 5 3 2 .600
1959 SBL McKechney Gary ES 7 7 5 3 4 .429
1959 SBL Floyd Arnie RGR 8 5 3 3 4 .429
1959 SBL Mandzuk Dick MJM 13 10 7 3 8 .273
1959 SBL Olmstead Bert SC 2 2 2 2 0 1.000
1959 SBL Covert Keith WY 4 3 1 2 1 .667
1959 SBL Batley Chris RGR 9 2 1 2 1 .667
1959 SBL Thompson Lyle ES 6 5 3 2 2 .500
1959 SBL Ranger Jerry SC 4 3 2 2 2 .500
1959 SBL Ash Al RGR 8 6 1 2 2 .500
1959 SBL Blaisdell Wally MJL 5 5 4 2 3 .400
1959 SBL Jenkins Murray MQ 9 4 1 2 3 .400
1959 SBL Knelson Merv MJM 13 5 3 2 4 .333
1959 SBL Benaschuk Joe MJM 8 7 4 2 4 .333
1959 SBL Carr Hugh ND 13 8 3 2 6 .250
1959 SBL Blondeau Guy BA 10 9 7 2 7 .222
1959 SBL Burns Terry SC 1 1 0 1 0 1.000
1959 SBL Mock Gerry RGR 2 1 1 1 0 1.000
1959 SBL Bell Bob MJL 8 5 0 1 2 .333
1959 SBL Franks Elmer WY 7 3 0 1 2 .333
1959 SBL Thorseth Cy MQ 4 4 2 1 2 .333
1959 SBL Campbell Glen ND 5 2 0 1 2 .333
1959 SBL Dougherty Gord MQ 7 3 0 1 3 .250
1959 SBL Pederson Harvey SC 12 8 0 1 4 .200
1959 SBL Holdaway Chuck SC 6 4 2 1 4 .200
1959 SBL Warsey Bill BA 6 5 1 1 4 .200
1959 SBL McKechney Ron ES 1 1 0 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Hammer SC 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Twamblay Gus SC 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Josephson Alvin WY 2 1 0 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Luterbach Ed WY 2 0 0 0 0 .000
1959 SBL McCarron Cece WY 1 1 0 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Bellegarde Glen BA 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Townsend BA 3 0 0 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Sim Gordon BA 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Walker John BA 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Skeoch Dalton MQ 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Townsend Ken ND 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Yeomans Bob MJM 2 0 0 0 0 .000
1959 SBL McNaughton Dick MJM 2 1 0 0 0 .000
1959 SBL Hoffman Clarence SC 4 1 0 0 1 .000
1959 SBL Mador WY 1 1 0 0 1 .000
1959 SBL Leverick Tom RGR 3 1 0 0 1 .000
1959 SBL Ross John BA 1 1 0 0 1 .000
1959 SBL Harbourne Jack ES 4 1 1 0 2 .000
1959 SBL Heidt Ed RGR 6 2 1 0 2 .000
1959 SBL Difley Gord MQ 6 4 1 0 2 .000
1959 SBL Reidy Emmet MJM 5 4 1 0 3 .000
1959 SBL 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
1959 SABL  Carlson Don LWS                 9  1   4  0  0  0  1   0  2   .444
1959 SABL  Harmon John VX                 81     35                      .432
1959 SABL  Bedford Mountie LWS            28  7  11  0  1  0  1   0  9   .393
1959 SABL  Wilcox Tom VX                 152     55                      .362
1959 SABL  Gonzalez Tom VX               184     65                      .353
1959 SABL  Bailey Brack LWS              167 51  57 13  3  5  4   7  39  .341
1959 SABL  Hurd Marty CGD                197     67 16                   .340
1959 SABL  Rediger Glen MH               183 45  62  9  1 11  1   8  51  .338
1959 SABL  Tarnava Joe LWS                15  1   5  0  0  0  0   0  0   .333
1959 SABL  Jamieson Tom LWS                3      1  0  0  0  0   0  0   .333
1959 SABL  Vaselenak John LWS            181 51  60 16  1 10  2   9  56  .331
1959 SABL  Fennessey Bill CGD                                    21      .331
1959 SABL  Busch Stan LWS                128 33  42  8  2  1  4   6  19  .328
1959 SABL  Marchbanks Marve CGD                                          .324
1959 SABL  Bourbeau Bob LWS              192 56  62  8  1  8  2   8  44  .323
1959 SABL  Casanova Bill CGD                                             .307
1959 SABL  Price John VX                                                 .303
1959 SABL  Brewer Sherwood MH            188 31  57 11  1  5  3   2  32  .303
1959 SABL  Centi Dave CGD                                                .298
1959 SABL  Little Dick MH                 94 13  28  7  0  0  3   1  14  .298
1959 SABL  Abel Dave CGD                                                 .296
1959 SABL  Jordan Jack VX                                                .295
1959 SABL  Koentopp Larry LWS            156 39  46  8  2  21 6  19  39  .295
1959 SABL  Eilmes Ken VX                                                 .294
1959 SABL  McMillan Hugh VX                                              .292
1959 SABL  Amaya Frank CGD                                               .288
1959 SABL  Mertus Ron MH                 180 28  49  6  0  3  3   7  23  .272
1959 SABL  Mannini Bob MH                129 25  35  5  0  4  1   8  25  .271
1959 SABL  Ingarfield Earl LWS            35  5   9  2  0  1  0   0  9   .257
1959 SABL  Biggers Dave LWS               86 20  22  9  0  1  2  10  16  .256
1959 SABL  Kerrick Jerry MH               16  0   4  1  0  0  0   0   1  .250
1959 SABL  Lester Jim LWS                165 32  41  5  1  8 10   9  24  .248
1959 SABL  Tillotson Thad MH              33  4   8  2  0  0  1   0   3  .242
1959 SABL  Washburn Ray LWS               42 16  10  2  0  2  1   0  6   .238
1959 SABL  Wallace Linn MH               139 29  32  5  0  1  3   4  10  .230
1959 SABL  Oldham Carson MH              100 17  23  3  1  1  1   3   7  .230
1959 SABL  Valentine James MH             14  2   3  0  0  0  0   0   0  .214

1959 SABL  Rautmann Dick MH              164 24  35 13  0  4  4   1  26  .213
1959 SABL  Walkingshaw Darwin LWS        104 18  22  1  0  0  8   0  11  .212
1959 SABL  Bolingbroke Bob MH            112 20  23  5  0  0  2   0  16  .205
1959 SABL  Creighton Dick LWS             30  6   6  1  0  1  1   0  7   .200
1959 SABL  Wesley Gordie LWS             165 37  32  3  5  0  9   6  20  .194
1959 SABL  Schott Steve LWS               32  3   6  1  0  0  0   0  3   .188
1959 SABL  Wilson Darrell LWS             16  1   3  0  0  0  0   0  2   .188
1959 SABL  Crook Pat MH                  114 15  21  1  0  0  1   5   6  .184
1959 SABL  Morris Earl LWS                22  4   4  2  0  0  0   0  3   .182
1959 SABL  Lang Bob LWS                   24  5   4  0  0  0  1   1  3   .167
1959 SABL  Moser Luke MH                  37  9   6  1  0  2  1   1   4  .162
1959 SABL  Sluga Max MH                   19  1   3  1  0  0  0   0   3  .158
1959 SABL  Bartylla Buzz MH               21  1   3  0  0  0  1   0   0  .143
1959 SABL  Longo Mike MH                  34  3   4  0  0  0  0   1   1  .118
1959 SABL  Smith Taylor MH                12  1   1  0  0  0  0   0   0  .083
1959 SABL  Bailey Ken MH                  40  0   3  3  0  0  2   0   5  .075
1959 SABL  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
1959 SABL  Schott Steve LWS            10  8  6   7  1  .875   70  61  34  27  40  2
1959 SABL  Morris Earl LWS             11  7  3   4  1  .800   52  76  48  27  39  2
1959 SABL  Washburn Ray LWS            10 10  6   7  2  .778   76  73  45  43  64  1
1959 SABL  Creighton Dick LWS          12  6  6   6  2  .750   67  58  32  38  67  2
1959 SABL  Bedford Mountie LWS         11  8  7   6  2  .750   66  57  29  38  43  0
1959 SABL  Bolingbroke Bob MH          12 10  8   6  3  .667   89  76  38  27  74  0
1959 SABL  Smith Taylor MH             20  2  0   2  1  .667   48  49  39  30  32  0
1959 SABL  McClure Jerry LWS/CGD       15 14  3   8  5  .615
1959 SABL  Szostak Hank CGD            16  9  5   5  5  .500
1959 SABL  Craven Jack VX              12 11  5   4  4  .500
1959 SABL  MacEwen Bentley CGD         15  4  1   3  3  .500
1959 SABL  Miller John CGD             11  8  2   3  3  .500
1959 SABL  Tillotson Thad MH           15 11  3   5  6  .455   88 105  64  46  57  8
1959 SABL  Bailey Ken MH               14 10  3   4  5  .444   75  86  73  49  62  3
1959 SABL  Schulz Larry VX/CGD         16  8  1   2  3  .400
1959 SABL  Mosteller Bob VX            16 12  7   5  9  .357           99
1959 SABL  Jones Aaron MH              11  6  2   2  4  .333   50  71  50  32  36  2
1959 SABL  Jordan Jack VX              21 11  7   5 11  .313  126 133      97 102 11
1959 SABL  Bartylla Buzz MH            12  6  1   2  5  .286   53  49  29  28  42  1
1959 SABL  Centi Dave CGD              10  4  3   0  4  .000
1959 SABL  Moore Charlie VX             3  1  0   1  0 1.000
1959 SABL  Cliffe Bill VX               8  1  0   1  0 1.000
1959 SABL  Neal Tilbert CGD             3  3  3   2  1  .667
1959 SABL  Walkingshaw Darwin LWS       2  1  0   1  1  .500   12  21  16   8   6  0
1959 SABL  Collins Bill VX              3  1  0   1  1  .500
1959 SABL  Carlson Don LWS              4  1  0   1  1  .500   18  23  15  11  11  0
1959 SABL  Locke Ron VX                 6  4  1   1  1  .500
1959 SABL  Wilson Darrell LWS           7  3  2   1  1  .500   34  40  21   2  20  1
1959 SABL  Lachemann Marcel CGD         7  5  1   1  4  .200
1959 SABL  Rediger Glen MH              1  0  0   0  0  .000
1959 SABL  Wallace Linn MH              1  0  0   0  0  .000
1959 SABL  Powell Bill MH               1  0  0   0  0  .000
1959 SABL  Gonzalez Tom VX              1  0  0   0  0  .000
1959 SABL  Amaya Frank CGD              2  0  0   0  0  .000
1959 SABL  Sluga Max MH                 2  1  0   0  0  .000
1959 SABL  Escke Howard VX              3  1  0   0  0  .000
1959 SABL  Cleland Roy VX               1  1  0   0  1  .000
1959 SABL  Moore Frank MH               2  2  0   0  2  .000
1959 SABL  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
1959 IC Myers Ernie LS .423
1959 IC 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
1959 IC Ambrose John STT 8 3 .727
1959 IC 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
1959   BL   Lutz Joe MK                         151     59        15            43  .391
1959   BL   VanDeHey Len HU                                                         .372
1959   BL   Snow Tom RCC                                           9            40  .347
1959   BL   Lloyd Harry PC                                  12                  40  .338
1959   BL   Todd Dayton MK                                  15     6            44  .335
1959   BL   McGriff Perry YT                                15                      .335
1959   BL   Plumlee Ralph HU                                                        .323
1959   BL   Clemens Doug MK                                     6                   .322
1959   BL   Sullivan Mickey RCC                             13    10            48
1959   BL   Finnegan Frank WLS                                    10            41
1959   BL   Staples Ken WLS                                       10
1959   BL   Jurasevich John MK                                     9            37
1959   BL   Quayle Don RCC                                         8
1959   BL   Look Dean MK                                           6
1959   BL   Green Dick MK                                          6
1959   BL   Regelsky Dolph WLS                                     6
1959   BL   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 1959 BL Zavorskas Paul RCC 5 1 .833 1.94 1959 BL Kunel Joe YT 2.00 1959 BL Tedesco Bob HU 11 4 .733 121 146 2.31 1959 BL Timme Paul HU 2.51 1959 BL Carbajal Frank YT 6 1 .857 2.52 1959 BL Tarr Jack HU 5 1 .833 1959 BL Crayton Larry PC 121 109 1959 BL Dalluge Harland RCC 87 1959 BL Willhite Nick RCC 82
Mitchell Kernels 1959 BL Marcereau Bob MK 5 4 .556 73 89 43 31 30 30 3.84 1959 BL Brenzel Fred MK 3 6 .333 81 72 53 36 42 50 3.98 1959 BL Seitz Paul MK 3 1 .750 66 70 43 37 37 78 5.05 1959 BL Marr Bobby MK 4 3 .571 54 50 40 33 40 52 5.53 1959 BL Giusti Dave MK 5 3 .625 61 67 46 40 35 50 5.93 1959 BL Gellinger Terry MK 1 5 .167 42 53 34 30 24 30 6.48 1959 BL 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
1959   VIL  Nosella Roy CYO                      59     24                          .407
1959   VIL  Schrieber Harry VLS                  85     34                          .400
1959   VIL  Usselman Norm VBM                    80     30                          .375
1959   VIL  Ross Ken VBM                         95     35                          .368
1959   VIL  Adams Don VLS                        67     24                          .358
1959   VIL  Dairon Wayne CYO                     81     29                          .358
1959   VIL  Hallam Walt VWB                      84     30                          .357
1959   VIL  Webb Gord VLS                       104     35                          .337
1959   VIL  Maxwell Merv VFM                     85     27                          .318
1959   VIL  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
1959   VIL  Winbow Gary VBM                        9  1
1959   VIL  Mayervich Al VBM                       7  1
1959   VIL  Digby Ken VLS                          5  1
1959   VIL  Flichel Morley VLS                     9  2
1959   VIL  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