1969 Statistics

SOUTHERN LEAGUE    

Ned Andreoni was the batting story of the 1969 Southern League. The Moose Jaw shortstop ran away with the batting championship compiling a .380 mark over 100 at bats. He also led in runs batted in, with 25, and tied Wayne Commodore of Swift Current for the most homers, each with 6. 

Andreoni's teammate, Jim Booth, was the runnerup with a .348 average, just a point ahead of Gord Johnston of Melville. Ed Stefureak, also of the Millionaires, was next, at .338.  Barrie Day of the Regals was tops in runs scored, with 26, and speedster Bev Hickie of Melville swiped the most bases, 11.

With a 6-1, won-lost mark, Dale Hogg of Moose Jaw was the top hurler in the circuit.  Les Wall of Swift Current posted the best earned run average, 2.12.  Hogg finished at 3.18.  Gary Brunetti of Yorkton was the workhorse with 92 innings pitched. He also led in strikeouts, 60, walks, 52, and losses, 8.


AVE : Andreoni MJR - .380 
RUNS : Day MJR - 26
2B : Rowley, Gelowitz MJR - 6
3B : Herback RGR, Booth MJR - 2
HR : Andreoni MJR, Commodore SC - 6
RBI : Andreoni MJR - 25
SB : Hickie Bev MM - 11
            SOUTHERN LEAGUE                   G  AB  R   H  2B 3B HR SB CS  BB SO RBI   PCT
1969   SBL  Andreoni Ned MJR                    100 16  38                             .380
1969   SBL  Booth Jim MJR                        89 18  31                             .348
1969   SBL  Johnson Gord MM                      72 15  25                             .347
1969   SBL  Stefureak Ed MM                      56 14  19                             .339
1969   SBL  Buck Terry MM                        84 18  28                             .333
1969   SBL  Rowley Roy MJR                       88 19  29                             .330
1969   SBL  Gelowitz Don MM                      82 12  27                             .329
1969   SBL  Logan Andy RGR                       69 11  22                             .319
1969   SBL  Simon Doug RGR                       68  9  21                             .309
1969   SBL  Hickie Bev MM                        80 22  24                             .300
1969   SBL  Mein Cliff SC                        69 12  20                             .290
1969   SBL  Gergley Rich RGR                     77  8  22                             .286
MJR=Moose Jaw Regals, MM=Melville Millionaires, RGR=Regina Red Sox, SC=Swift Current Indians, 
YK=Yorkton Cardinals
Source : Regina Leader-Post, August 27, 1969 

Wins : Hogg MJR - 6 
Pct :  Stone MM, 3-0 - 1.000 
Games : Brunetti YK - 12 
Started : Brunetti YK - 12
Completed : Brunetti YK - 9
ERA : Wall SC - 2.12
IP : Brunetti SC - 92
SO : Brunetti SC - 60
BB : Brunetti SC - 52
SOUTHERN LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA 1969 SBL Hogg Dale MJR 9 8 4 6 1 .857 3.18 1969 SBL Bock Gary MJR 7 6 4 5 1 .833 1969 SBL Wall Les SC 11 8 3 5 2 .714 2.12 1969 SBL Buck Terry MM 11 7 6 5 3 .625 1969 SBL Brunetti Gary YK 12 12 9 4 8 .333 92 52 60 1969 SBL Stone Ross MM 4 4 4 3 0 1.000 1969 SBL Pipes Ralph YK 4 2 1 3 1 .750 1969 SBL Homme Doug RGR 6 5 5 3 2 .600 1969 SBL Waterer Lloyd MJR 4 2 2 2 1 .667 1969 SBL Thompson Wayne MM 5 3 2 2 1 .667 1969 SBL Duff Gord MM 5 4 1 2 2 .500 1969 SBL Fellner Bob RGR 6 4 1 2 2 .500 1969 SBL Sawa Randy RGR 7 5 3 2 2 .500 1969 SBL Korven Gary RGR 6 0 0 1 0 1.000 1969 SBL Kammerer Mel SC 6 2 1 1 0 1.000 1969 SBL Nybo Harvey SC 2 0 0 1 0 1.000 1969 SBL Simon Doug RGR 3 3 0 1 1 .500 1969 SBL Henderson Jim SC 2 2 0 1 1 .500 1969 SBL Danbrook Merv YK 2 2 1 1 1 .500 1969 SBL Markowsky Zenon YK 5 1 1 1 1 .500 1969 SBL Rowley Roy MJR 5 1 1 1 2 .333 1969 SBL Seeley Dave RGR 4 3 1 1 2 .333 1969 SBL McLeod Jackie SC 3 3 0 1 2 .333 1969 SBL Willis Jim SC 5 3 2 1 2 .333 1969 SBL Andreoni Ned MJR 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1969 SBL Gelowtiz Don MM 2 1 1 0 0 .000 1969 SBL Twardolchleb Tim MM 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1969 SBL Willison Ralph MM 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1969 SBL Lulashnyk Russell MM 1 1 0 0 0 .000 1969 SBL Gergley Rich RGR 1 1 0 0 0 .000 1969 SBL Mahaffey Wayne RGR 2 1 0 0 0 .000 1969 SBL Yellowega Gene RGR 3 0 0 0 0 .000 1969 SBL Mein Cliff SC 2 0 0 0 0 .000 1969 SBL Keegan Brian SC 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1969 SBL Sobkow Bill YK 3 1 0 0 0 .000 1969 SBL LeBere Wayne MJR 2 2 0 0 1 .000 1969 SBL Simonian Dennis MM 2 1 1 0 1 .000 1969 SBL Stefureak Ed MM 1 1 1 0 1 .000 1969 SBL Hoult Bob RGR 1 1 0 0 1 .000 1969 SBL Ball Dick SC 1 1 0 0 1 .000 1969 SBL Wionzek Lorne YK 3 1 1 0 1 .000 1969 SBL Longmore Paul MJR 6 3 0 0 2 .000 1969 SBL Cargill Len MM 2 2 0 0 2 .000 1969 SBL Fyfe Ron YK 7 4 2 0 2 .000 1969 SBL Sharpe Tom SC 5 3 2 0 3 .000 Source : Regina Leader-Post, August 27, 1969 & Linescores, game reports

NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN LEAGUE

A pair of Neilburg Monarchs finished one-two in the 1969 batting race. Rich Householder, with a .403 average, took the crown over Neil Urlacher, at .372.  Pete Duncan of North Battleford had a .400 average but fell four plate appearances short of qualifying for the title.  Greg Dvorak, the pitching star of the summer, finished third with a .370 percentage.  Duncan and teammate Cam Sternig tied for the lead in home runs, each with 5.  Sternig's 34 runs batted in topped the loop.  Jim Johnston of the Beavers led in runs, 36, and stolen bases, 15.

Dvorak had a sensational summer finishing with an undefeated 12-0 mark, a league-leading 130 strikeouts,  and second-best ERA, 1.76. Larry Haylor of Unity posted a 1.72 earned run average.


AVE : Householder NM - .403 
RUNS : Johnston NB - 36
2B : Urlacher NM - 12
3B : Dvorak NB - 5
HR : Duncan, Sternig NB - 5
RBI : Sternig NB - 34
SB : Johnston NB - 15
            NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN             G  AB  R   H  2B 3B HR SB  BB SO RBI   PCT
1969  NSBL  Householder Rich NM              21  77 11  31   7  0  3  4   7  8  14  .403
1969  NSBL  Duncan Pete NB                   18  60 21  24   6  2  5  7  15 14  17  .400
1969  NSBL  Urlacher Neil NM                 24  78 12  29  12  1  3  4  10 12  17  .372
1969  NSBL  Dvorak Greg NB                   28 100 24  37   9  5  3  6  14 13  23  .370
1969  NSBL  Sternig Cam NB                   29 102 21  37   4  0  5  1  13 21  34  .363
1969  NSBL  Haanen Ken SK                    27  92 23  33   7  1  1  9  22 10  15  .359
1969  NSBL  Belluomini Don BG                18  62  8  22   3  2  1  2   9  9  14  .355
1969  NSBL  Doerksen Erwin UN                25  76 16  25   4  0  2  2  24 12  22  .329
1969  NSBL  Rowley Jack NB                   22  72 10  23   5  0  1  0  16 19  18  .319
1969  NSBL  Marchenko Brian BG               22  76  7  24   8  1  0  1   5 18   8  .316
1969  NSBL  VanDyke Dirk SK                  20  68 10  20   5  0  1  3   5  8  15  .294
1969  NSBL  Maxemiuk Fred SK                 25  96 15  28   1  2  0  2   2 13  10  .292
1969  NSBL  Flanagan Jerry KI                28  98 12  28   2  0  2  0   5 21  11  .286
1969  NSBL  Gutfriend Ivan UN                24  83 11  23   3  0  0  1  11 21  14  .277
1969  NSBL  Johnston Jim NB                  30 120 36  33   5  1  0 15  19 16   9  .275
1969  NSBL  Graham Bob BG                    21  80  7  22   4  0  0  0   8  5   1  .275
1969  NSBL  Jackson Lane KI                  24  81  9  22   2  0  1  7  20 16   6  .272
1969  NSBL  Munch Randy SK                   28 122 21  33   3  3  0 10   1  8  10  .270
1969  NSBL  Gosselin Ed KI                   26  90  9  24   6  0  0  6   8 23   6  .267
1969  NSBL  McIntrye Brian NM                28  99 19  26   7  1  1 10  16 19   9  .263
Source : Batter-Up, The Story of the Northern Saskatchewan Baseball League

WINS : Dvorak NB - 12 
PCT : Dvorak NB, 12-0 - 1.000
INNINGS : Middleton SK - 99
STRIKEOUTS : Dvorak NB - 130
ERA : Haylor UN - 1.72
NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA 1969 NSBL Haylor Larry UN 8 2 .800 68 47 13 21 63 1.72 1969 NSBL Dvorak Greg NB 12 0 1.000 97 69 19 17 130 1.76 1969 NSBL Paganucci Al KI 5 7 .417 98 96 20 21 107 1.84 1969 NSBL Rucobo Vince UN 4 3 .571 61 43 13 36 75 1.92 1969 NSBL Houston Gary KI 3 1 .750 30 20 7 13 30 2.12 1969 NSBL Ferchuk Al UN 5 2 .714 62 56 16 22 43 2.34 1969 NSBL Duncan Pete NB 2 2 .500 29 25 8 5 35 2.45 1969 NSBL Henricks Don NM 7 2 .778 71 61 20 29 72 2.55 1969 NSBL Tabashniuk Edd SK 4 3 .571 54 45 16 30 29 2.65 1969 NSBL Arroyo Rudy UN 4 1 .800 37 25 11 22 46 2.68 1969 NSBL Sewell Ron NM-BG 2 4 .333 50 57 15 10 37 2.70 1969 NSBL Middleton Dave SK 6 6 .500 99 83 32 29 104 2.91 1969 NSBL Hayden Tim KI 2 4 .333 46 51 16 10 23 3.15 1969 NSBL Marchenko Brian BG 0 8 .000 70 70 29 27 51 3.73 1969 NSBL VanDyke Dirk SK 3 5 .375 65 46 27 59 63 3.74 1969 NSBL Lister Jerry NB 7 2 .778 66 63 28 25 77 3.84 1969 NSBL McIntyre Don NM 2 4 .333 56 59 25 31 33 4.04 1969 NSBL Hawes Dave BG 0 7 .000 49 61 32 33 15 5.88 1969 NSBL Belluomini Don BG 2 6 .250 45 54 34 37 51 6.85 1969 NSBL Zaichkowski Bob NM 1 7 .125 59 67 49 38 43 7.52 1969 NSBL Sallaway Tom NB 3 0 1.000 1969 NSBL Doerkson Erwin UN 1 0 1.000 1969 NSBL Cliff Harold NB 1 1 .500 1969 NSBL Slotsve Lou SK 1 1 .500 1969 NSBL Gosselin Ed KI 1 1 .500 1969 NSBL Orsk G. KI 1 1 .500 1969 NSBL Schommer Jim KI 1 1 .500 1969 NSBL Haanen Ken SK 0 1 .000 1969 NSBL Hunchak Harold KI 0 1 .000 1969 NSBL Uzelman Glen KI 0 1 .000 1969 NSBL Docken Conrad NM 0 1 .000 1969 NSBL Seel Jack BG 0 1 .000 1969 NSBL Krysak Pete NM 0 2 .000 BG=Biggar Nationals, KI=Kindersley Klippers, NB=North Battleford Beavers, NM=Neilburg Monarchs,
SK=Saskatoon Commodores, UN=Unity Cardinals

ALBERTA MAJOR BASEBALL LEAGUE

In statistics published July 24th, Ed Ashton of the Edmonton Oilers was the leading hitter in the Alberta Major Baseball League with an even .400 average, ahead of Rich Dawson of the Calgary Odeons and Don Kadatz of the Oilers, tied at .364.

Harold Hunchak of Drumheller had the most pitching wins, 9, while Bill Chahley of the Edmonton Tigers had the best earned run average, 1.85. Hunchak also led in innings pitched, 103, and strikeouts, 92.


(Incomplete) 
AVE : Ashton EDO - .400
RUNS : Dawson COD - 24
2B : Tucker DH, Watamaniuk EDT - 7
3B : Ashton EDO - 4
HR : McGeachie COD, Kosteniuk EDO - 3
RBI : McGeachie COD - 19
SB : Darling EDW - 16
            ALBERTA MAJOR BB LEAGUE           G  AB  R   H  2B 3B HR SB  BB SO RBI   PCT
1969  AMBL  Ashton Ed EDO                        65     26                      12  .400
1969  AMBL  Dawson Rich COD                      66     24                       7  .364
1969  AMBL  Kadatz Don EDO                       66     24                       8  .364
1969  AMBL  Tucker Gordie DH                     89     32                      17  .360
1969  AMBL  Johnson Al CGG                       92     29                       5  .315
1969  AMBL  Bonham Laverne DH                    89     28                      18  .315
1969  AMBL  Kosteniuk Dave EDO                   71     22                      11  .310
1969  AMBL  McGeachie Bob COD                    78     24                      19  .308
1969  AMBL  Maxwell Don COD                     107     32                      10  .299
1969  AMBL  Swinehart Al CGG                     71     21                       8  .296
1969  AMBL  Trogan Gary DH                       61     18                       8  .295
1969  AMBL  Walker Gerry EDW                     89     26                      15  .292
1969  AMBL  Berlando Jim DH                      69     20                      11  .290
1969  AMBL  Skujins Andy EDT                    105     30                       6  .286
1969  AMBL  Moffat Don COD                       95     27                      18  .284
1969  AMBL  Ketcham Frank EDT                    65     18                      14  .277
1969  AMBL  Hodgson Harry EDW                    78     21                      11  .269
1969  AMBL  Ernie Ron COD                        79     20                       8  .253
1969  AMBL  Bester Bill DH                       84     21                      14  .250
1969  AMBL  Darling Don EDW                      98     23                      12  .235
1969  AMBL  Waddle Wally EDT                     86     20                      10  .233
1969  AMBL  Brimacombe Doug EDO                  69     16                       2  .232
1969  AMBL  Chilton Doug CGG                     88     20                       6  .227
1969  AMBL  Heron Stu CGG                        72     16                       6  .222
1969  AMBL  Samis  EDW                           77     17                       8  .221
1969  AMBL  Watamaniuk Ron EDT                  105     23                      17  .219
1969  AMBL  Gauf Rod EDW                         73     16                      12  .219
Source : Calgary Herald, July 24, 1969
CGG=Calgary Giants, COD=Calgary Odeons, DH=Drumheller Miners, EDO=Edmonton Oilers, 
EDT=Edmonton Tigers, EDW=Edmonton Angels (Incomplete)
WINS : Hunchak DH - 9
GAMES : Cross COD - 13
IP : Hunchak DH - 103
SO : Hunchak DH - 92
ERA : Chahley EDT - 1.85
ALBERTA MAJOR BB LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA 1969 AMBL Chahley Bill EDT 44 41 44 1.85 1969 AMBL McKee Wayne EDW 33 23 35 2.16 1969 AMBL Horb Rick CGG 36 27 26 2.27 1969 AMBL McCarthy George EDO 73 60 50 65 2.47 1969 AMBL Hunchak Harold DH 9 103 94 92 2.70 1969 AMBL Lynn Malcolm EDW 62 57 65 2.73 1969 AMBL Pushkarenko Ernie DH 38 33 40 2.82 1969 AMBL Pasutto Don DH 48 48 20 2.97 1969 AMBL Taylor Al CGG 67 61 64 3.07 1969 AMBL Marian Ross EDT 37 26 13 3.19 1969 AMBL Poelzer Jim EDW 37 29 31 3.19 1969 AMBL Leeck Ernie EDT 53 49 35 3.20 1969 AMBL Kadatz Don EDO 67 64 72 3.20 1969 AMBL Sedran Alf COD 52 53 50 3.44 1969 AMBL Cross Wally COD 14 63 75 43 4.00 1969 AMBL Twa Dave CGG 6 43 43 41 4.00 1969 AMBL Murray Larry EDT 61 68 26 4.13

MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE 

Outfielder Barry Moffatt of the Riverside Canucks, with at least one hit in every game, ran away with the batting crown in the Manitoba Senior League finishing with a .481 mark well ahead of the runner-up, Bob Garcia of Dauphin Redbirds. Norm Hemstad of Virden was third, at. 348.  Moffatt also led the circuit in hits, 51, and runs scored, 29.  Three hurlers, Dick Limke of Souris, Glennis Scott of Hamiota and Brian Hodgson of Brandon tied for the most wins, each with 7. Hodgson had the most innings, 104, and Jim Southworth, the California import from the University of Southern California, was tops in strikeouts with 120 in 99 innings of work.


AVE : Moffatt RIV - .481 
RUNS : Moffatt RIV - 29
HITS : Moffatt RIV - 51
2B : Garcia DA - 13
3B : Hemstad VIR - 3
HR : 4 Players tied - 3
RBI : Chapple BR - 26
   MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE          GP  AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
   Moffatt Barry RIV                  106  29  51                      .481
   Garcia Bob DA                       91      38  13                  .418
   Hemstad Norm VIR                    89      31       3              .348
   Mahlman Rich DA                     98      34                      .347
   Neameyer Rick RL                    71      24                      .338
   Oakes Maurice BR                    94      31                      .330
   Gardiner Ralph VIR                  98      31                      .316
   Caldwell Lynn HAM                   92      29                      .315
   Keating Gary DA                     89      28                      .315
   Smith Don DA                        65      20                      .308
   Seafoot Cliff RIV                   85      26                      .306
   Hunter Gord RIV                     69      21                      .304
   Robertson Al HAM                    83      25                      .301
   Thompson Bob BR                     70      21                      .300
   Source : Brandon Sun, August 16 BR=Brandon Cloverleafs, DA=Dauphin Redbirds, HAM=Hamiota Red Sox,
   RL=Rolla NorDaks, RIV=Riverside Canucks, SOU=Souris Cardinals, VIR=Virden Oilers

WINS : Limke SOU, Scott HAM, Hodgson BR - 7 
IP : Hodgson BR - 104
SO : Southworth VIR - 120
   MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE          W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  BB  SO    ERA
   Limke Dick SOU                  7  3        85  48      17  97
   Scott Glennis HAM               7  3
   Hodgson Brian BR                7  5       104
   Southworth Jim VIR              6  5        99             120
   Everard Grant RIV               5  3
   Feldner Don HAM                 5  5
   Kurtti Tom RL                   4  0


INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE :   

Bob McKillop, the Kitchener Panthers' playing manager topped the hitters in the Intercounty League with a .381 average, six points ahead of fellow catcher Wayne Fenlon of the London Pontiacs. Ty Crawford of London was right behind at .372. 

Paul Knight of Kitchener, with a 10-1 record, had the most pitching victories and the best winning percentage. Dan Camp of Listowel finished with the best ERA, 1.05 while Camp's teammate, Bill McAlpine led in innings, 98, and strikeouts, 99.


[80 or more plate appearances] 
Average : McKillop KR - .381 
Hits : DeWaele GT - 37 
Runs : Crawford LDN - 28 
Home Runs : McAlpine LS - 7 
RBI : McKillop GT, DeWaele GT, McAlpine LS - 28 
Stolen Bases : Eddie LDN - 19 

            INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE                G  AB   R   H  2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI   PCT
1969 IC McKillop Bob KR 84 23 32 6 2 1 28 .381
1969 IC Fenlon Wayne LDN 96 18 36 8 3 2 19 .375
1969 IC Crawford Ty LDN 86 28 32 8 0 1 16 .372
1969 IC Eddie Arden LDN 105 27 35 3 1 1 19 15 .333
1969 IC Sinclair Gerry TOR 81 5 27 3 0 1 11 .333
1969 IC Harvey Terry HM 105 21 34 4 1 3 21 .324
1969 IC Kyle Steve STR 96 23 31 8 0 3 19 .323
1969 IC Heibein Hugh KR 93 22 30 3 1 1 11 .323
1969 IC DeWaele Roger GT 115 22 37 6 4 5 28 .322
1969 IC Speier Chris STR 103 26 33 7 1 1 12 .320
1969 IC Ebel Gary KR 76 18 24 3 2 2 10 .316
1969 IC Detlor Jim GT 99 13 31 4 3 2 16 .313
1969 IC Pearen Brian LDN 110 25 34 8 1 1 15 .309
1969 IC Upper Wray GT 120 19 37 4 2 0 17 .308
1969 IC Earl Ron STR 78 15 24 7 2 1 11 .308
1969 IC McTavish John HM 73 16 22 1 0 3 14 .301
1969 IC McAlpine Bill LS 103 27 31 4 2 7 28 .301
1969 IC Bell Bryan LS 110 16 33 8 1 1 20 .300
1969 IC DeMarchi Rick LS 117 20 35 7 1 1 17 .299
1969 IC Hall Dave LDN 114 20 34 7 1 1 24 .298
1969 IC Allen Paul LDN 108 20 31 7 2 2 21 .287
1969 IC Roberts Jack HM 84 12 24 4 0 1 11 .286
1969 IC Hatt Ernie GT 95 27 27 4 3 1 9 .284
1969 IC Heffernan Dave GT 106 16 30 10 0 0 19 .283
1969 IC Newitt Gary HM 96 15 27 7 2 0 16 .281 Source - London Free Press, 1969 [40 OR MORE INNINGS PITCHED] Wins : Knight KR - 10 Innings : McAlpine LS - 98
Strikeouts : McAlpine LS - 99 ERA : Camp LS - 1.05
INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
1969 IC Camp Dan LS 5 1 .833 60 26 12 7 27 84 1.05
1969 IC Moharter Dave LDN 8 1 .889 75 44 27 15 31 98 1.80
1969 IC Hubert Doug GT 5 1 .833 64 48 24 16 17 57 2.25
1969 IC Coryell Roger STR 3 3 .500 43 28 20 11 30 55 2.32
1969 IC Madden Trevor HM 4 4 .500 73 70 32 19 21 61 2.34
1969 IC Murphy Brian LDN 7 2 .778 70 54 31 20 34 72 2.56
1969 IC Appel Larry STR 4 1 .800 45 33 18 13 27 39 2.58
1969 IC McAlpine Bill LS 7 5 .583 98 75 45 29 69 99 2.66
1969 IC Knight Paul KR 10 1 .909 87 52 38 27 23 80 2.79
1969 IC Landreth Doug STR 1 5 .167 43 42 27 15 26 35 3.14
1969 IC Birmingham Rick LDN 4 1 .800 45 37 19 16 18 54 3.20
1969 IC Peterson Gord GT 7 6 .538 95 85 57 37 55 70 3.52
1969 IC Boyd Mark STR 5 6 .455 74 74 38 29 30 85 3.54
1969 IC Heinbuch Court KR 4 1 .800 44 48 21 18 11 29 3.65
1969 IC Sleeman Robbie GU 2 7 .222 87 98 53 43 34 73 4.47 GU=Guelph C-Joys, GT=Galt Terriers, KW=Kitchener-Waterloo Panthers, LDN=London Pontiacs, HM=Hamilton Red Wings, STR=Stratford Hoods

BASIN LEAGUE

Jim Burton of Winner was the clear pitching champion in the 1969 Basin League. The left-hander from the University of Michigan topped the circuit in wins, 11, innings pitched, 128, and strikeouts, 174. Mike Caldwell of Pierre copped the ERA title with a sterling 1.67 mark. Dave Allen of Mobridge finished at 2.31 and Burton was third, at 2.32.

Bill Bright of Mobridge led the hitters, finishing atop the batting race with a .384 average, beating a pair of Rapid City Chiefs, Ron Ellis at .379 and Sam Ewing at .352. Dave Heiss of the Chiefs and Bill Stearns of Chamberlain tied for the led in home runs, each with 11. Bright had the most RBI, 60.


AVE : Bright MO - .384 
HR : Heiss RCC, Stearns CB - 11
RBI : Bright MO - 60
   BASIN LEAGUE                    GP  AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
   Bright Bill MO                     190      73           9      60  .384
   Ellis Ron RCC                      119      44           2      19  .370
   Ewing Sam RCC                      176      62           3      35  .352
   Cash Ron MO                        156      54           2      26  .346
   Heiss Dave RCC                     204      68          11      59  .333
   Stearns Bill CB                    181      60          11      39  .331
   Rashead Phil WP                    194      64           3      28  .330
   Weyant Les CB                      194      64           1      37  .330
   Hiser Gene MO                      191      63           8      27  .330
   Connell Jim WP                     177      57           0      20  .322
   Cason Tom ST                       182      58           2      31  .319
   Shaw John PC                       184      57           0      20  .310
   Houck Steve RCC                    149      46           2      22  .309
   Nichols Dick RCC                   199      60           1      32  .302
   Mikulie Steve WP                   194      58           2      30  .299
   Hadway Boyd MO                     147      44           3      25  .299
   Moates David ST                    127      38           2      17  .299
   Graham Mike MO                     193      57           5      23  .295
   Yilling Fred PC                    197      57           5      29  .289
   Bograkos Tim WP                    186      53           8      26  .285
   Lucente Pete ST                    113      32           2      14  .283
   Markl Mike CB                      157      44           0       5  .280
   Miller Bruce ST                    161      43           1      21  .267
   Manaugh Roger ST                   189      50           0      16  .265
   Miller Jack CB                     167      44           3      29  .263
   Cammacki Chris PC                  149      39           3      25  .262
   Gardner Steve PC                   170      44           3      30  .259
   Michel Tom PC                      188      47           1      26  .250
   Source :  Official Baseball Guide 1970
   CB=Chamberlain, MO=Mobridge, PC=Pierre, RCC=Rapid City, ST=Sturgis, WP=Winner

WINS : Burton WP - 11 
IP : Burton WP - 128
SO : Burton WP - 174
ERA : Caldwell PC 1.67
   BASIN LEAGUE                    W  L   PCT  IP   H   R  BB  SO    ERA
   Caldwell Mike PC                6  4        97              84   1.67
   Allen Dave MO                   9  6       109             116   2.31
   Burton Jim WP                  11  3       128             174   2.32
   Badcock Tom RCC                 9  1        90             121   2.40
   Hadaway Boyd MO                 3  3        60              51   2.55
   Rorie Bill MO                   3  4        78              86   2.77
   Slade Mike PC                   6  3        96              69   2.81
   Allen Tom ST                    8  2        70              50   2.83
   Weaver Dave CB                  6  2        85              85   3.18
   Hardy Dick ST                   8  5       116              82   3.41
   Lange Dick WP                   6  5        76              59   3.55
   Richards Stan CB                8  2        95              79   4.07
   Sinclair Wayne CB               5  8        85              90   4.13
   Camp Mike RCC                   6  4        85              87   4.24
   Wolf Bob CB                     1  6        52              31   4.50
   Ammons Gene ST                  2  8        80              87   4.61
   Frett Red CB                    2  4        50              60   4.68
   Ramirez Larry RCC               2  5        74              67   4.86
   Nicholson Dennis RCC            6  5        85              48   4.98
   Lockhard Bill MO                5  7        87              84   5.07
   Estee Brent MO                  2  5        67              69   5.10
   Pryer Rod PC                    5  6        91              71   5.44
   Innes Mike PC                   5  7        77              78   5.49
   Calzia John WP                  5  5        68              48   7.01