1961 Statistics

WESTERN CANADA BASEBALL LEAGUE :

(From the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, September 15, 1961)

Saskatoon, the runaway, regular-season champions, walked off with almost all the top honours according to official statistics.

Commodores were the best hitting and fielding team in the league and their manager, Lyle Olsen, won the batting title and was named the league's most valuable player.  He had earlier been named as the manager of the WCBL All-Stars and chosen as second baseman for the team.

Olsen finished the season with a .388 average, well ahead of second-place finisher, John Boccabella, also of Saskatoon.  Boccabella had a .340 mark.  Bob Milano of Lloydminster/Medicine Hat was third, at .324.  Ray Barboza of Edmonton, who won the home run crown with 15, finished fourth in the batting race at .314.

In the home run derby, Boccabella had 13 homers to finish second to BarbozaBoccabella led the league in runs batted in with 63. Ernie Fazio of the Commodores had the most stolen bases, 28.

Danny Schneider of Saskatoon was the loop's top pitcher with an ERA of 2.19.  He also had the most strikeouts, 93.  Teammate Bob Peters had the best won-lost record, 11-1.  Schneider finished at 8-1.  Two more Commodores, Floyd Thionnet (at 2.28) and Gene Graves (2.64) finished second and third in the ERA race.


Average : Lyle Olsen SKC - .388 
Home Runs : Ray Barboza EDE - 15 
Stolen Bases : Ernie Fazio SKC - 28 
RBI : John Boccabella SKC - 63 

            WCBL FINAL                        G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI   PCT
1961 WCBL Olsen Lyle SKC 245 95 21 4 4 .388
1961 WCBL Boccabella John SKC 13 63 .340
1961 WCBL Milano Bob LM-MH .324
1961 WCBL Barboza Ray EDE 15 .314
1961 WCBL Salazar Danny LWS .309
1961 WCBL Fazio Ernie SKC 28 .306
1961 WCBL Levingston Bob SKC .306
1961 WCBL King Jerry LWS-LM-MH .304
1961 WCBL Harding Norm LWS .301
1961 WCBL Jones Casey EDE .299
(Other SKC)
1961 WCBL Bellas Mike SKC .287
1961 WCBL Panella Joe SKC .280
1961 WCBL McDermott Mick SKC .268
1961 WCBL Cullen Tim SKC .266
1961 WCBL Herrington Gary SKC .264
1961 WCBL Curtis Link SKC .235
1961 WCBL Hollowell Buddy SKC .226
1961 WCBL Tuggle Gale SKC .178 Source : Saskatoon Star Phoenix, September 15, 1961 Wins : Peters SKC - 11 Strikeouts : Schneider SKC - 93 ERA : Schneider SKC - 2.19 WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
1961 WCBL Ingram Tom LWS 7 1 1 2 0 1.000
1961 WCBL Peters Bob SKC 13 12 8 11 1 .917 3.08
1961 WCBL Schneider Dan SKC 12 11 8 8 1 .889 93 2.19
1961 WCBL Taylor Tommy EDE 7 5 3 5 1 .833
1961 WCBL Thionnet Floyd SKC 13 10 7 7 2 .778 2.28
1961 WCBL Warren Frank LWS 11 3 1 3 1 .750
1961 WCBL Heise Jim SKC 12 3 1 5 2 .714
1961 WCBL Sutherland Darrell SKC 9 7 4 5 2 .714
1961 WCBL Rebelo John LM 13 12 10 7 4 .636
1961 WCBL Arnold Alton LM 13 10 9 7 4 .636
1961 WCBL Graves Gene SKC 21 12 5 7 4 .636 2.64
1961 WCBL Job Dennis LWS 9 8 2 4 3 .571
1961 WCBL Jaurequi Mike LM 14 7 5 6 6 .500
1961 WCBL McKenna Tom LM 13 12 3 4 4 .500
1961 WCBL Shaves Dennis EDE 8 6 0 1 1 .500
1961 WCBL Wylie Bob LWS 6 2 0 1 1 .500
1961 WCBL Walasko Willie LWS 11 11 10 5 6 .455
1961 WCBL Dyer Dick LM 11 9 8 4 5 .444
1961 WCBL Jones Roland EDE 22 5 0 3 4 .429
1961 WCBL Goodrich Cliff SKC 15 7 2 3 4 .429
1961 WCBL Dowling Dave LWS 13 7 4 3 4 .429
1961 WCBL Burcher Jerry LWS 12 6 2 2 3 .400
1961 WCBL Reuter Ken EDE 16 12 5 4 7 .364
1961 WCBL Slaughter Sterling EDE 9 5 3 2 4 .333
1961 WCBL Neal Ted EDE 13 2 1 1 2 .333
1961 WCBL MacDonald Jerry LWS 12 9 5 2 6 .250
1961 WCBL Craig Larry EDE 6 4 0 1 3 .250
1961 WCBL Johnson Jim EDE 14 7 3 2 7 .222
1961 WCBL Sylvester Blaine LWS 13 9 4 2 7 .222
1961 WCBL Merz Gerry EDE 5 5 2 1 4 .200
1961 WCBL Kenney Pete LWS 6 5 2 1 4 .200
1961 WCBL Steadman Rick LWS 4 2 0 0 0 .000
1961 WCBL Lindstrom Dennis EDE 1 1 0 0 1 .000
1961 WCBL Sereduk Paul LWS 4 0 0 0 1 .000
1961 WCBL Burnett Ben EDE 8 5 0 0 2 .000
1961 WCBL Read Darrell LM 10 3 2 0 2 .000
1961 WCBL Thompson Harold LWS 4 1 0 0 2 .000
1961 WCBL Richardson Ted LM 7 4 2 0 4 .000 Source : Saskatoon Star Phoenix, September 15, 1961, box scores & game reports SKC = Saskatoon Commodores, LM-MH = Lloydminster-Medicine Hat Meridians, LWS = Lethbridge White Sox, EDE = Edmonton Eskimos.

SOUTHERN (SASKATCHEWAN) LEAGUE : 

Lionel Ruhr has been declared the batting king of the Southern League for 1961, finishing with a lofty .415 mark on 49 hits in 118 times at bat. He finished 57 points ahead of runner-up Duane Ring of the Fort Qu'Appelle Sioux Indians. Ruhr will receive the Dave Dryburgh memorial trophy for his fine season.

Arnie Floyd of Regina Red Sox registered 6 wins to top the circuit.  Harvey Peterson of Swift Current appeared in the most games, 18, and had the most starts, 12.


Average : Lionel Ruhr RGR - .415 
At Bats : Terry Burns SC - 135 
Hits : Ruhr RGR - 49 
Doubles : Dennis Williams MJS & Burns SC - 11 
Triples : Ruhr RGR - 6 
Home Runs : Jerry Walker BA - 4 
Runs : Ruhr RGR - 43 
            SOUTHERN LEAGUE FINAL             G  AB  R   H  2B 3B HR SB  BB SO RBI   PCT
1961   SBL  Dayne Mike MJS                       42 18  21                          .500
1961   SBL  Ruhr Lionel RGR                     118 43  49   9  6  2                .415
1961   SBL  Schell Al SC                         33  5  12                          .364
1961   SBL  Ring Duane FQ                        67     24                          .358
1961   SBL  Swinehart Al ES                      31  7  11                          .355
1961   SBL  Cory Clint SC                        96     34                          .354
1961   SBL  McKechney Ron ES                     73     25                          .342
1961   SBL  Hornichuk Dave MJS                   89     30                          .337
1961   SBL  Prosofsky Ed RGR                     78     26                          .333
1961   SBL  Thompson Lyle ES                     67     22                          .328
1961   SBL  McNabb Morris RGR                    86     28                          .326
1961   SBL  Williams Dennis MJS                 121     39  11                      .322
1961   SBL  Hunchuk George MJS                   81     26                          .321
1961   SBL  Hamill Gord ES                       42 11  13                          .310
1961   SBL  Goodwill Elmer FQ                    49 11  15                          .306
1961   SBL  Walker Jerry BA                      72 11  22         4                .306
1961   SBL  Bearss Ed ND                         60 16  18                          .300
1961   SBL  Mang Wayne RGR                       37 11  11                          .297
1961   SBL  Burns Terry SC                      135 31  40  11                      .296
1961   SBL  Lyons Jim ND                         81  9  24                          .296
1961   SBL  Blaisdell Wally MJS                  81 20  24                          .296
1961   SBL  Cochrane Denny RGR                   51 10  15                          .294
1961   SBL  Dukes Richie ND                      75 16  22                          .293
1961   SBL  Saucier Bernier ND                   58  6  17                          .293
1961   SBL  Nutzhorn Ray MJS                    115 28  33                          .287
1961   SBL  Messier Denny ND                     81 15  23                          .284     (1)
1961   SBL  Millard Stu SC                      131 29  37                          .282
1961   SBL  Hanson Fred SC                       58 10  16                          .276
1961   SBL  Jenkins Murray MJS                   92 17  25                          .272
1961   SBL  Johnson Gord SC                      92 13  25         3                .272     (1)
1961   SBL  Stefureak Ed RGR                     89 26  24                          .270
1961   SBL  Hennenfent Mel MJS                   71  3  19                          .268
1961   SBL  McEachern Ken RGR                    49  8  13                          .265
1961   SBL  Schnell Harold ES                   103 13  27                          .262
1961   SBL  Twamley Gus SC                      112 16  29                          .259
1961   SBL  Dutkowski Brian RGR                  58 14  15                          .259
1961   SBL  Trapp Barry BA                      101 23  26                          .257
1961   SBL  McKechney Gary ES                    82 11  21                          .256
1961   SBL  Houk Lorne FQ                        47  5  12                          .255
1961   SBL  DeCorby Duane FQ                     67  8  17                          .254
1961   SBL  Ranger Jerry SC                      71 17  18                          .254
1961   SBL  Lypka Alex BA                        96 16  24                          .250
1961   SBL  Goodwill Norm FQ                     72 13  18                          .250
1961   SBL  Gurski Ivan BA                       73  7  18                          .247
1961   SBL  Moser Luke RGR                      102 25  25                          .245
1961   SBL  Wright Jim SC                        58  8  14                          .241
1961   SBL  Humphreys Lorne MJS                 112 23  27                          .241
1961   SBL  Foord Joe MJS                        46  9  11                          .239
1961   SBL  Knipfel Roy SC                       64  7  15                          .234
1961   SBL  Cory Clive SC                        64  7  15                          .234
1961   SBL  Johnson Harvey RGR                   47  9  11                          .234
1961   SBL  Harbourne Jack ES                    78 12  18                          .231
1961   SBL  Davis Bob RGR                        50 11  11                          .220
1961   SBL  Harrison Mel BA                      50  5  11                          .220
1961   SBL  Bachiu Larry RGR                     55 13  12                          .218
1961   SBL  Sorenson Art ND                      79 15  17                          .215
1961   SBL  Norick Jerry ND                      52 10  11                          .212
1961   SBL  Modrell Doug BA                      57  6  12                          .211
1961   SBL  Wasley Terry MJS                    100 19  21                          .210
(1) 60 At Bats needed to qualify for the batting title. Messier was shown with a .253 average, but
    with hits and at bats which produce a .284 average. Johnson was shown at .239 but the at bats 
and hits shown would result in a .272 mark.
Source : Regina Leader-Post, August 23, 1961

Wins : Arnie Floyd RGR, Denny Weston SC - 6 
Games : Harvey Peterson SC - 18 
Games Started : Peterson SC - 12 
Complete Games : Merv Sanderson ES, Doug Modrell BA - 6 

            SOUTHERN LEAGUE              G GS CG  W  L   PCT   IP   H   R ER BB  SO HB WP   ERA
1961 SBL Weston Denny SC 11 8 2 6 1 .857
1961 SBL Floyd Arnie RGR 14 7 4 6 2 .750
1961 SBL McDonald Gord ES 10 6 4 5 1 .833
1961 SBL McLeod Jackie SC 13 4 3 5 2 .714
1961 SBL Sanderson Merv ES 9 8 6 5 2 .714
1961 SBL Vandale Ron RGR 5 4 2 4 0 1.000
1961 SBL Ash Al RGR 13 8 3 4 2 .667
1961 SBL Jankowich Jim ND 14 8 3 4 4 .500
1961 SBL Wall Vic RGR 6 4 1 3 0 1.000
1961 SBL Swinehart Al ES 4 4 3 3 1 .750
1961 SBL Mandzuk Dick MJS 11 7 2 3 2 .600
1961 SBL Blaisdell Wally MJS 9 6 3 3 2 .600
1961 SBL Nutzhorn Ray MJS 8 1 1 3 2 .600
1961 SBL Carr Hugh ND 12 6 2 3 4 .429
1961 SBL Peterson Harvey SC 18 12 5 3 5 .375
1961 SBL Longmore Paul MJS 5 4 2 2 1 .667
1961 SBL Goodpipe Richard FQ 10 6 1 2 3 .400
1961 SBL Holcomb Ken RGR 7 5 2 2 3 .400
1961 SBL Houk Lorne FQ 8 5 3 2 4 .333
1961 SBL Modrell Doug BA 12 6 6 2 5 .286
1961 SBL LeBere Wayne MJS 11 7 4 2 5 .286
1961 SBL Goodwin Norm FQ 8 8 5 2 5 .286
1961 SBL Bell Bob MJS 7 2 1 1 0 1.000
1961 SBL Wasley Terry MJS 3 2 1 1 0 1.000
1961 SBL Dayne Mike MJS 3 1 0 1 0 1.000
1961 SBL Bearss Eddie ND 3 2 1 1 0 1.000
1961 SBL Stefureak Ed RGR 2 1 0 1 0 1.000
1961 SBL Thompson Lyle ES 2 1 1 1 0 1.000
1961 SBL Ranger Jerry SC 1 1 0 1 0 1.000
1961 SBL Holderbein Gord SC 1 1 0 1 0 1.000
1961 SBL Mein Cliff BA 1 1 1 1 0 1.000
1961 SBL Wenman Gery FQ 1 0 0 1 0 1.000
1961 SBL Czemeres Keith BA 7 4 1 1 1 .500
1961 SBL Kram Tommy BA 3 2 2 1 1 .500
1961 SBL Swanson Lee ES 2 0 0 1 1 .500
1961 SBL Hildebrand Jerry ND 8 5 2 1 3 .250
1961 SBL Sim Gordon BA 7 4 1 1 3 .250
1961 SBL Warsey Bill BA 7 4 0 1 4 .200
1961 SBL Humble Mel SC 6 5 1 1 4 .200
1961 SBL Burns Terry SC 6 0 0 0 0 .000
1961 SBL Egar Garth ND 2 0 0 0 0 .000
1961 SBL Kober Ken BA 2 0 0 0 0 .000
1961 SBL Gelowitz Dale FQ 2 0 0 0 0 .000
1961 SBL Wyant Ed ES 1 1 0 0 0 .000
1961 SBL Schnell Harold ES 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1961 SBL McKechney Ron ES 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1961 SBL Kalyn Phil SC 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1961 SBL Hansen Fred SC 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1961 SBL Townsend Ken ND 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1961 SBL Hildebrand Al BA 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1961 SBL DeCorby Duane FQ 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1961 SBL Spanier FW 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1961 SBL Jenkins Murray MQ 1 0 0 0 0 .000
1961 SBL Harbourne Jackie ES 3 1 0 0 1 .000
1961 SBL Klippenstein Dan ES 2 1 0 0 1 .000
1961 SBL McKechney Gary ES 2 2 0 0 1 .000
1961 SBL Petterson Bob ES 2 1 0 0 1 .000
1961 SBL Fryklund Ron MQ 2 1 0 0 1 .000
1961 SBL Froelich Merv MQ 2 1 0 0 1 .000
1961 SBL Heidt Ed RGR 1 0 0 0 1 .000
1961 SBL Alexander John SC 1 1 0 0 1 .000
1961 SBL Folk Wayne ND 1 1 0 0 1 .000
1961 SBL Bobowski Ed BA 1 1 0 0 1 .000
1961 SBL Walker Jerry BA 1 1 0 0 1 .000
1961 SBL Wilson E MQ 1 1 0 0 1 .000
1961 SBL Batley Chris ND 2 2 0 0 2 .000
1961 SBL Obey Art FQ 5 3 2 0 3 .000 RGR = Regina Red Sox, ES = Estevan Maple Leafs, MJS = Moose Jaw Steelers, SC = Swift Current Indians, ND = Notre Dame Hounds, BA = Balcarres Braves, FQ = Fort Qu'Appelle Sioux Indians, MQ = Marquis Wheat Kings

NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN BASEBALL LEAGUE : (Incomplete)

John Repin of the Unity Cardinals was the major offensive force in the Northern Saskatchewan League.  In statistics including games played July 19, Repin set the pace in most offensive categories, including average, .487, hits, runs, doubles and runs batted in.  Chuck Ratley of Unity had the lead in home runs and Ervin Boehm of Biggar was the theft king, with 18.


Incomplete 
Average : John Repin UN - .487 
Hits : Repin UN - 37 
Doubles : Repin UN - 13 
Triples : Chuck Ratley UN & Carson Ramsay BG - 3 
Home Runs : Ratley UN - 6 
Runs : Repin UN - 24 
RBI - Repin UN - 25 
Stolen Bases - Ervin Boehm BG - 18 

            NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN FINAL       G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI   PCT
1961 NSBL Repin John UN 76 24 37 13 25 .487
1961 NSBL Jackson Lane KI .407
1961 NSBL Ratley Chuck UN 3 6 .375
1961 NSBL Torrens Dave KI .365
1961 NSBL Jackson Wally KI .365
1961 NSBL Urlacher Neil NM .356
1961 NSBL Hallis Dave NB .350
1961 NSBL Flanagan Irl UN .346
1961 NSBL Drummond Don NB .333
1961 NSBL Chow Jim RT .333
1961 NSBL Ramsay Carson BG 3 .322
1961 NSBL Hoffman Dick RT .320
1961 NSBL Krake Barney NB 3 .313
1961 NSBL Walker Elmer RT .308
1961 NSBL Boehm Ervin BG 18 Source : Batter-Up, The Story Of The Northern Saskatchewan Baseball League NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
1961 NSBL Bradley Lyle NB 3 0 1.000
1961 NSBL Devine Rusty UN 3 0 1.000
1961 NSBL Rowley Roy NB 6 UN = Unity Cardinals, KI = Kindersley Klippers, NM = Neilburg Monarchs, NB = North Battleford Beavers, RT = Rosetown Macs, BG = Biggar Acmes

MANITOBA SENIOR BASEBALL LEAGUE :   

(Data from Brandon Sun, July 19, 1961) 

Bill Berezinski of Binscarth was a one-man show in capturing the Coca Cola trophy as the leading hitter in the Manitoba Senior Baseball League.  Berezinski clouted the ball at a .549 clip, more than 100 points ahead of the runner-up. The centre fielder topped the circuit in almost every department.  He had the most hits, singles, doubles, tied for most homers, and drove in the most runs.  Lloyd Brown of Brandon finished second, with Roy Cuthill of Binscarth third.  Al Evason of Dauphin was 4th, just ahead of teammate Bob KabelNeil Amy of Hamiota won the Merchants Trophy as the top pitcher, finishing with a 7-1 won-lost record

Neil Amy of Hamiota was the top hurler with a 7-1 mark.


Average : Bill Berezinski BIN - .549 
Hits : Berezinski BIN - 39 
Doubles : Berezinski BIN - 8 
Triples : Don Smith HAM & Del Stainer BIN - 4 
Home Runs : Berezinski BIN, Roy Cuthill BIN & Dallas Smith HAM - 4 
Runs : Denny Smith HAM, Dallas Smith HAM - 26 
RBI : Berezinski BIN - 32 

            MANITOBA SENIOR FINAL             G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI   PCT
1961 MSBL Berezinski Bill BIN 71 39 8 3 4 32 .549
1961 MSBL Brown Lloyd BR 45 20 .444
1961 MSBL Cuthill Roy BIN 66 29 4 .439
1961 MSBL Evason Al DA 64 28 .438
1961 MSBL Kabel Bob DA 55 24 .436
1961 MSBL Seafoot Cliff RIV 63 27 .429
1961 MSBL Town Tommy BR 61 25 .410
1961 MSBL Stainer Del BIN 69 28 4 .406
1961 MSBL Cory Gene RIV 65 25 .385
1961 MSBL Wilson Bob BR 60 22 .367
1961 MSBL Smith Denny HAM 64 26 23 .359
1961 MSBL Smith Dallas HAM 57 26 20 .351
1961 MSBL Shumanski Gerry DA 54 18 .333
1961 MSBL McPhee Stan DA 72 22 .306 Source : Brandon Sun, July 19, 1961 Wins : Amy HAM - 7 MANITOBA SENIOR FINAL G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
1961 MSBL Amy Neil HAM 7 1 .875 54 62 35 31
1961 MSBL Verbuski Jerry DA 4 2 .667 37 42 19 28
1961 MSBL Lilley Lorne BR 4 3 .571 57 59 28 37
1961 MSBL Seamer George RIV 3 0 1.000 27 20 30 26
1961 MSBL Angers Pat BIN 3 2 .600 38 44 38 34
1961 MSBL Menzies Don DA 2 0 1.000 19 18 13 8
1961 MSBL Scott Glennis HAM 2 1 .667 26 34 16 16
1961 MSBL Gilchrist Larry BIN 2 1 .667 10 13 5 4
1961 MSBL MacFarlane Morley BR 2 2 .500 38 45 6 23
1961 MSBL Van Buskirk Gary HAM 2 2 .500 45 41 24 28
1961 MSBL Kinsley Ross RIV 2 3 .400 28 40 13 8
1961 MSBL McAuley Dennis DA 2 4 .333 48 43 43 47 HAM = Hamiota Red Sox, DA = Dauphin Red Birds, BIN = Binscarth Buffaloes, BR = Brandon Cloverleafs, RIV = Riverside Blues


INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE : 

Don Mayes of the London Diamonds hit an even .400 to take the batting crown in the Intercounty League.  Dan Jackson of Guelph had the most hits, 49, and stolen bases, 17.  Jackson and Dick Wright of St. Thomas tied for the most home runs, each with eight.

With an 11-1 won-lost record, Ron Stead of Brantford Red Sox topped the hurlers in winning percentage and had the most strikeouts, 118.  Teammate Bush Wallace had the most wins, 16.


Average : Mayes LDN - .400 
Hits : Jackson Dan GU - 49 
Home Runs : Jackson GU, Wright Dick STT - 8 
RBI : Baker Ted BRS - 31 
Stolen Bases : Jackson Dan GU - 17 

            INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE                G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI   PCT
1961 IC Mayes Don LDN .400
Source : Intercounty Record Book Won-Lost Pct : Stead BRS - .917 Wins : Bush Wallace BRS - 16 Strikeouts : Stead BRS - 118 INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
1961 IC Stead Ron BRS 11 1 .917 Source : Intercounty Record Book BRS=Brantford Red Sox, HM=Hamilton Cardinals, GU=Guelph Merchants, LS=Listowel Legionaires, GT=Galt Terriers, K-Waterloo Dutchmen, LDN=London Diamonds, STT=St. Thomas Elgin

BASIN LEAGUE : 

Winner third baseman Frank Corej edged Dan Reilly of Rapid City for the Basin League batting crown.  Corej finished at .346 in 50 games while Reilly hit .340.  Fred Woessner of Sturgis was third at .328.  Corej led the runs batted in with 44.  Jim Russin of Huron and Tom DeHart of Watertown tied for the home run lead with 11 apiece.  Reilly had the most doubles, 17. Pat Rigby of Rapid City was tops in runs with 48.

Jim Card of Watertown captured the ERA title with a mark of 2.06, ahead of high school leftyTom Hoagland of Huron at 2.28. Mike Tatum of the Lake Sox had the most wins, 9.


Average : Frank Corej WP - .346
Runs : Pat Rigby RCC - 48 Doubles : Dan Reilly RCC - 17 Triples : Frank Woessner - 9 Home Runs : Tom DeHart WLS & Jim Russin HU - 11 RBI : Corej WP - 44
            BASIN LEAGUE                      G  AB  R   H  2B 3B HR SB  BB SO RBI   PCT
1961   BL   Sinks Mickey ST                  12  33 14  15   2  2  0             8  .455
1961   BL   Hergenrader Rich ST               7  18  4   7   2  0  1             2  .389
1961   BL   Corej Frank WP                   50 191 30  66  14  2  8            44  .346
1961   BL   Reilly Dan RCC                   50 206 35  70  17  1  1            38  .340
1961   BL   Woessner Fred ST                 50 198 44  65   8  9  5            30  .328
1961   BL   Bethea William RCC               50 176 43  55  13  0  2            25  .313
1961   BL   VanDeHey Len RCC                 42 177 30  55  11  0  2            36  .311
1961   BL   Achord Gene ST                   50 197 30  61   8  5  2            33  .310
1961   BL   Cox Ron WLS                      50 215 36  66  14  1  9            38  .307
1961   BL   White James PC                   50 202 43  62   9  5  4            26  .307
1961   BL   Haney Joe RCC                    50 195 29  58  10  6  3            36  .297
1961   BL   Locklin Stu ST                   32 132 20  39  10  1  2            36  .295
1961   BL   Brown Tom PC                     50 198 40  58  12  2  3            35  .293
1961   BL   Quayle Don RCC                   49 178 36  52   5  1  6            33  .292
1961   BL   Wallace Don WLS                  49 199 40  57   8  2  0            22  .286
1961   BL   Lloyd Harry PC                   50 194 26  55  10  1  4            23  .284
1961   BL   Rigby Pat RCC                    49 206 48  57   6  2  4            22  .277
1961   BL   Edmondson Joe ST                 50 196 38  54   5  2  9            26  .276
1961   BL   DeHart Tom WLS                   44 152 29  42   7  0 11            40  .276
1961   BL   Davis Bill PC                    45 169 21  46   7  1  2            26  .272
1961   BL   Russin James HU                  50 185 30  50  14  2 11            29  .270
1961   BL   Sims Joe PC                      18  37  5  10   2  0  1             2  .270
1961   BL   Nichols Larry PC                 50 186 29  50  12  1  4            30  .269
1961   BL   Deitz Emmett PC                  40 139 20  37  11  1  6            30  .266
1961   BL   Bearnarth Larry ST               28  79 10  21   2  2  0             8  .266
1961   BL   Craig Peter WP                   14  34  4   9   1  0  0             2  .265
1961   BL   Richter Hugh WLS                 49 198 33  52  10  0  8            38  .263
1961   BL   Kohorst Elmer RCC                46 150 17  39   9  0  1            19  .260
1961   BL   Callaway Bob RCC                 30  50 12  13   2  1  0             6  .260
1961   BL   Durham Ronald ST                 26  58  7  15   3  0  2             9  .259
1961   BL   Hulett George RCC                49 175 37  45   6  0  9            38  .257
1961   BL   Wohlmacher Dick ST               49 176 29  45   8  2  4            32  .256
1961   BL   Lynn Jack WP                     22  90 10  23   2  2  1             8  .256
1961   BL   Puckett William RCC              32  82 14  21   4  1  2             9  .256
1961   BL   Renner Jerry WP                  50 201 31  51  10  4  4            32  .254
1961   BL   Eichelberger Tony WLS            50 200 36  50   4  1  0            16  .250
1961   BL   Fisher Fritz HU                  23  40  7  10   1  0  0             4  .250
1961   BL   Maxwell Bob PC                   47 169 26  42   9  2  2            11  .249
1961   BL   Spalla Dennis HU                 43 165 25  41   7  0  4            18  .248
1961   BL   Haroldson Ray HU                 42 134 26  33   3  3  1            16  .246
1961   BL   McKee James WLS                  50 185 33  45  15  1  4            24  .243
1961   BL   Jones Joe HU                     50 204 29  49   7  5  1            26  .240
1961   BL   Haywood William PC               20  46 12  11   2  1  0            11  .239
1961   BL   Watts Ed WLS                     27  59  6  14   2  0  0             5  .237
1961   BL   Altieri Peter WP                 19  72 10  17   0  0  0             3  .236
1961   BL   Flodin Lloyd WLS                 38 128 18  30   6  1  0             9  .234
1961   BL   Michalski Fred HU                48 186 31  43   5  1  7            29  .231
1961   BL   McKenzie Walt ST                 48 192 26  44   7  2  2            18  .229
1961   BL   Thomas John ST                   45 158 31  36   3  2  1            16  .228
1961   BL   Card Jim WLS                     18  22  3   5   0  0  0             1  .227
1961   BL   Phillips John WP                 50 200 23  45   5  1  3            22  .225
1961   BL   Lynch John PC                    49 170 27  38   4  2  0            14  .224
1961   BL   Krohn Ron WLS                    17  32  2   7   0  0  0             1  .219
1961   BL   Fidalgo Phil WP                  48 174 25  38   8  2  5            24  .218
1961   BL   White Dale WP                    36 129 15  28   5  0  2            19  .217
1961   BL   Montgomery Frank PC              13  23  0   5   0  0  0             1  .217
1961   BL   Huffstutler Jerry PC             12  19  2   4   0  0  0             4  .211
1961   BL   Hughes Paul WP                   50 173 28  36   7  1  2            17  .208
1961   BL   Hoaglund Tom HU                  12  24  0   5   1  0  0             2  .208
1961   BL   Stickney G. WLS                  18  68  4  14   1  0  0            10  .206
1961   BL   Joyce Mike HU                    14  39  5   8   2  0  0             4  .205
1961   BL   Kepics Joe WP                    40  98 12  20   4  1  2             7  .204
1961   BL   Steckley James HU                43 148 19  30   5  2  1            15  .203
1961   BL   Shollenberger Barry ST           22  50  7  10   1  0  1             6  .200
1961   BL   Swett Tex HU                     27  96 10  19   4  1  0             4  .198
1961   BL   Gonski Rick HU                   50 175 24  34   9  3  2            21  .194
1961   BL   Seagraves Dee WP                 26  63  7  12   3  0  0             2  .190
1961   BL   Devore JD RCC                    15  22  3   4   1  0  0             1  .182
1961   BL   Williams Pat HU                  14  40  6   7   1  0  1             2  .175
1961   BL   Mitchell Fred PC                 23  52  3   9   2  0  0             2  .173
1961   BL   Malinowski G. WLS                11   6  2   1   0  0  0             0  .167
1961   BL   Reed Clayton HU                  14  44  6   7   1  2  0             1  .159
1961   BL   Benedict Moby WP                 16  33  3   5   1  0  1             2  .152
1961   BL   Gauna Robert WLS                 19  53  9   8   3  0  1             6  .151
1961   BL   Willett Charles RCC              18  20  2   3   0  0  0             1  .150
1961   BL   Blue Mike RCC                     4   7  0   1   0  0  0             0  .143
1961   BL   Baird Bob ST                     17  29  3   4   0  0  0             3  .138
1961   BL   Bobel Jim HU                     12  22  1   3   0  0  0             3  .136
1961   BL   Wilson Bruce ST                  12  22  1   3   1  0  0             1  .136
1961   BL   Carruthers Woody PC              19  30  3   4   0  0  0             1  .133
1961   BL   Calmus Myrle RCC                 14  33  4   4   2  0  0             3  .121
1961   BL   Jenkins Bob WP                   11  30  4   3   0  0  1             3  .100
1961   BL   Anderson Harley WLS              19  20  2   2   0  0  0             2  .100
1961   BL   Tatum Mike WLS                   17  31  3   3   0  0  0             0  .097
1961   BL   Belcher Tom RCC                  17  32  3   3   2  0  0             1  .094
1961   BL   Wagner Gary HU                   14  25  1   2   0  0  0             2  .080
1961   BL   Deiner Ray WP                    16  17  2   1   0  0  0             0  .059
1961   BL   Fletcher Tom PC                   7  17  1   1   0  0  0             1  .059
1961   BL   Martin Robert ST                  8   5  0   0   0  0  0             0  .000
Source : Daily Plainsman (Huron, SD) September 19, 1961


Wins : Tatum WLS - 9 
Games : Carruthers PC, Sinks ST - 18 
Innings : Watt WLS - 106 
Strikeouts : Watt WLS - 95 
ERA : Cards WLS - 2.10 
            BASIN LEAGUE                 G GS CG   W  L   PCT   IP   H   R ER  BB  SO HB WP   ERA
1961   BL   Card Jim WLS                18         3  2         57      14 13  21  62        2.06
1961   BL   Hoaglund Tom HU             10         4  2         59      15 15  38  39        2.28
1961   BL   Quayle Don RCC               2         2  0         11       3  3   4  13        2.38
1961   BL   Blue Mike RCC                4         0  3         15       7  4  11  10        2.40
1961   BL   Krohn Ron WLS               14         6  3         87      30 26  16  50        2.57 (1)
1961   BL   Bobel Jim HU                12         3  4         73      26 20  27  42        2.59 (1)
1961   BL   Joyce Mike HU               14         7  4        100      38 31  39  85        2.78
1961   BL   Roebuck Dave HU              8         1  4         38      25 13  23  33        3.05
1961   BL   Seagraves Dee WP            15         4  4         70      33 26  10  30        3.33
1961   BL   Tatum Mike WLS              17         9  2         86      47 32  37  53        3.34
1961   BL   Fletcher Tom PC              8         2  2         39      19 15  23  43        3.43
1961   BL   Jenkins Bob WP              11         5  4         82      38 32  31  77        3.50
1961   BL   Durham Ronald ST            11         4  4         54      32 21  28  45        3.52
1961   BL   Haywood William PC          14         6  3         80      41 32  40  44        3.61
1961   BL   Sims Joe PC                 14         2  6         75      41 31  23  38        3.70
1961   BL   Watt Ed WLS                 15         8  3        108      56 45  58  96        3.76
1961   BL   Martin Robert ST             8         0  3         18      13  8  15  14        4.00
1961   BL   Calmus Myrle RCC            13         4  4         83      56 37  66  60        4.01
1961   BL   Sinks Mickey ST             10         8  1         76      43 34  16  77        4.04
1961   BL   Carruthers Woody PC         19         5  4         87      56 39  34  62        4.05
1961   BL   Belcher Tom RCC             16         5  4         95      51 43  28  77        4.09
1961   BL   Montgomery Frank PC         13         1  5         56      28 26  40  60        4.15
1961   BL   Baird Bob ST                16         4  6         81      45 38  79  69        4.24
1961   BL   Deiner Ray WP               16         3  7         71      42 34  46  78        4.29
1961   BL   Fidalgo Phil WP             11         2  3         45      32 22  41  41        4.37
1961   BL   Craig Pete WP               13         6  5         94      56 46  44  95        4.42
1961   BL   Huffstutler Jerry PC        12         4  3         39      23 19  33  42        4.42
1961   BL   Wilson Bruce ST             12         2  3         54      32 28  48  52        4.64
1961   BL   Callaway Bob RCC            17         4  6         81      58 42  23  52        4.65
1961   BL   Bearnarth Larry ST          13         4  5         82      54 43  44  72        4.74
1961   BL   Anderson Harley WLS         18         4  5         58      40 32  48  61        4.94
1961   BL   Fisher Fritz HU             14         6  5         92      70 51  59  92        4.97
1961   BL   Shollenberger Barry St      14         5  6         82      53 46  57  77        5.07
1961   BL   Malinowski G. WLS           10         1  0         27      28 18  25  12        6.00
1961   BL   Willett Charles RCC         18         4  4         63      53 47  45  77        6.68
1961   BL   Devore JD RCC               14         3  3         63      66 50  56  37        7.14
1961   BL   Wagner Gary HU              14         2  7         69      62 55  63  60        7.17
(1) Based on the numbers published, Krohn's ERA should have been 2.69, and Bobel 2.45


WLS = Watertown Lake Sox, RCC = Rapid City Chiefs, HU = Huron Jims, PC = Pierre Cowboys, 
ST = Sturgis Titans, WP = Winner Pheasants