1964 Game Reports, Vancouver Island     

1964 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1964 BC Interior 
1964 Vancouver Island   

VICTORIA SENIOR AMATEUR LEAGUE

Independents
Greaves
McLarens
Transport Workers

(June 2)   Greaves Movers, the cellar-dwellers in the Victoria Senior Amateur Baseball League drove veteran Art Worth from the mound in the third inning Tuesday night at Royal Athletic Park on the way to a 6-0 victory over the Transport Workers.  Greaves grabbed a pair of runs in the second frame as two errors and a walk put Gary Tuttle and Gerry Parker in scoring position and Fred Christianson brought them home with a single. In the third, three straight hits by Larry Montgomery, Ron Stubbings and Gary Tuttle added two more runs. Bruce McKenzie relieved but Parker greeted him with a single for the sixth marker. Des Moseley tossed a three-hitter for the winners and racked up tewn strikeouts.

Art Worth (L), Bruce McKenzie (3) and Brian McKenzie
Des Moseley (W) and Jay Rawlings

Independents   5 - 2
Transports     4 - 4  1.5
McLarens       3 - 4  2.0
Greaves        3 - 5  2.5

(August 26)    In a battle for first place, Transport Workers crushed the Independents 15-4 Sunday at Royal Athletic Park to capture the Victoria Senior Amateur League pennant with 20 wins in 32 games. The Independents scored in the top of the second to take the lead but it was short lived as the Transports broke loose for seven runs in the bottom of the frame to put the game on ice.  Mike McAvoy and Gordie Strongman each had three hits as the Transport Workers rapped 14 off three visiting hurlers. Brent Siddons allowed just four hits and fanned 15 in going the distance for the winners.

Steve Bishop (L), Wayne Stewart, Al xxx, and Ron Grant
Brent Siddons (W) and Mike McAvoy

FINAL
Transports     20 - 12
Independents   19 - 13  1.0
Greaves        15 - 16  4.5
McLarens        9 - 22  10.5

(August 26)    The pennant winning Transport Workers downed Greaves 4-1 in the opening game of a best-of-three final for the Victoria Senior Championship and the Rithet Cup.  Workers grabbed the lead in the first inning when John Yankowski singled and came around to score on a sacrifice and an error. Barry Harvey notched another for the winners when he singled and, like Yankowski, scored on a sacrifice and an error.  Greaves got on the scoreboard in the third as Ron Stubbings singled, stole second and romped home on a hit by Larry Montgomery. But, the Transports added a run in the fourth when Bud Taylor, Yankowski and Harvey loaded the bases and Les Brice grounded out to bring in a run. After Art Worth reached with a walk, Gary Bishop was hit by a pitch for the final Workers' run. Les Brice went the distance for the mound triumph.

George xxxt, George Brice (1) and Jay Rawlings
Les Brice (W) and Gary Bishop

(September 7)   Victoria Transport Workers crushed Prince Rupert 13-4 Monday to win the British Columbia Senior Baseball Championship.  The Island crew unleashed a 23-hit attack in winning the provincial crown for the second straight year. The Transports won the Victoria City League, collected the Rithet Cup, and marched through the double-knockout tournament with three straight victories. The Transport Workers whipped Victoria Greaves Movers 10-1 Saturday then then carried on to blank the Prince Rupert Merchants 10-0 with Les Brice pitching a six-hitter for the shutout. Greaves were eliminated Sunday when they lost 6-3 to the Vernon Luckies. Vernon lost 8-7 to Prince Rupert on Monday. In the final, veteran Art Worth survived a shaky first inning, in which he yielded three runs, and won handily behind a powerful offense. He contributed on the attack with a two-run homer in the third inning. Workers second baseman Barry Harvey was selected as the championship's most valuable player. He collected eight hits in 14 at bats. .

Jim Richard, Al Adams (3) John Lambie (6) and Joe Giordano
Art Worth (W) and Mike McAvoy