Western Canada Baseball 1970
1970 Stats  
1970 Rosters
1970 Tournaments
       
SASKATCHEWAN      
SOUTHERN LEAGUE
W
L
PTS
Melville Millionaires
16
10
34
Moose Jaw Regals
14
14
28
Regina Red Sox
12
12
27
Swift Current Indians
13
15
26
Yorkton Cardinals
12
15
25
* The league choose to adopt a point system (as in hockey) with two pts for a win, one for a tie). Melville had two ties, Regina 3, Yorkton 1.   Interlocking schedule with Northern SK League. Moose Jaw beat Melville in the playoff final for the championship.
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NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN LEAGUE
North Battleford Beavers
22
6
Unity Cardinals
16
12
6.0
Saskatoon Commodores
15
13
7.0
Kindersley Klippers
8
19
13.5
Neilburg Monarchs
6
18
14.0
* Interlocking schedule with Southern League
Unity took the league title with a playoff win over North Battleford 
1970 Game Reports
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MID-WEST LEAGUE
Biggar Bohs, Dinsmore Dynamos, Eston Ramblers, Torchinsky (Saskatoon) T-Birds

ALBERTA
ALBERTA MAJOR LEAGUE
Foothills Giants
21
11
Edmonton Angels
17
12
2.5
Edmonton Tigers
18
14
3.0
Calgary Cubs
16
16
5.0
Drumheller Miners
11
20
9.5
Edmonton Oilers
10
20
10.0
Foothills Giants won the playoffs to capture the league championship 
1970 Game Reports
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MANITOBA
MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE
 
Souris Cardinals
18
6
Dauphin Redbirds
16
8
2.0
Hamiota Red Sox
16
8
2.0
Brandon Cloverleafs
10
14
8.0
Virden Oilers
9
15
9.0
Rolla Nodaks
8
16
10.0
Riverside Canucks
7
17
11.0
Souris won the pennant, but Brandon again took the playoffs for its 4th title in five years.
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1970 Souris Cardinals
     
BRITISH COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE

Canadians, CYO, Longshoremen, Merchants, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Realtors,
     
WESTERN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE
Burnaby Villas, Seattle Doors
     
OKANAGAN MAINLINE LEAGUE
Kelowna Carlings
1970 Victoria Centennials
     
ONTARIO    
INTERCOUNTY LEAGUE 
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QUEBEC    
1970 Drummonville Royals 
     
SOUTH DAKOTA    
BASIN LEAGUE    
Chamberlain Mallards
27
21
Rapid City Chiefs
27
21
Mobridge Lakers
23
25
4.0
Pierre Cowboys
23
25
4.0
Sturgis Titans
20
28
7.0
1970 Game Reports  
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No playoffs.
       
       

 

1970 Regals programThe Moose Jaw Regals won the crown. 

The second-place finishers in the regular season, Regals downed the pennant-winning Melville Millionaires in the playoff final.

It wasn't as if it was a major upset as the Regals were just 2 1/2 games back when the regular schedule ended and the club placed six of the ten members of the all-star squad.  

Ned AndreoniPlaying manager Ned Andreoni (left), the batting champion for the second consecutive year, was chosen as shortstop and team skipper.  The California product compiled a .417 average and led the league in hits, runs, RBI and his six homers trailed, by one, the league leader Ed Stefureak of Yorkton.

Fred CardwellRegals also had the top pitcher as Fred Cardwell (right) fashioned a 6-1 record and won the ERA title with an average of 1.57.

Greg DvorakRight-hander Greg Dvorak (left) another of the Fresno State products to play on the prairies, had three sensational seasons 1968-69-70 in the Northern Saskatchewan League.  He had seasons of 8-1, 2.58, 12-0, 1.76 and 11-2, 1.60.

In 1969 he also won eight games in tournament and playoff action to finish with a 20-0 record for the summer.

Dvorak's club, the North Battleford Beavers cruised to take the pennant, with a 22-6 regular season mark, but found the second-place Unity Cardinals too tough to handle in the playoffs. 

Cam Sternig of the North Battleford Beavers beat out three of his teammates for the batting title. Sternig, who also led in doubles and home runs, finished with a .421 average, well ahead of Mark Perkins, at .397.  Dvorak checked in with a .379 mark and Hugh McIvor had a .352 percentage. 

Al TaylorIn Alberta, the Foothills Giants were the story winning seven straight games at the close of the regular schedule to capture the pennant and defeating the Edmonton Tigers in the playoff final. Right-hander Al Taylor (left) was a major factor in the Giants' success leading the league with a 10-2 record, and topping the loop in innings pitched, strikeouts and complete games.

The batting race was about as close as could be. Stu Heron of the Calgary Giants edged out Ron Moffat of the Calgary Cubs .3801 to .3796. Laverne Bonham of Drumheller was third at .3789. 

In the Manitoba Senior League, Souris placed five players on the first team all-stars.

The Cardinals named were pitcher Bernie Granor, first baseman Bill Carpenter, second baseman Doug Armour and outfielders Brian Moffatt and Don Hunter. Also selected were catcher Cliff Seafoot of Riverside Blues, shortstop Bill Chappie of Brandon Cloverleafs, third baseman Lynn Caldwell of Hamiota Red Dave RottmanSox and outfielders Bob Wilson of Brandon and Bryan Smith of Hamiota. Dave Rottman (left) of Dauphin and Bob Thompson of Brandon rounded out the pitching.

Named to the second all-star team were : catcher - Ralph Gardiner, Virden, pitchers - Gord Roberge, Rolla, Tom Scott, Virden, and Glennis Scott, Hamiota, first base - Al Robertson, Hamiota, second base - Don Hodgson, Souris, and Bill Berube of Rolla tied for shortstop, Greg Cameron, Souris, third base, Mel Smith, Hamiota, John Morrison of Dauphin and Grant Everard of Dauphin, outfielders.  

Leroy GregoryJohn NoceCliff BallouA pair of former Western Canada players and a soon-to-be Alberta star joined Drummondville in the Quebec Provincial League. Leroy Gregory (left) had advanced to the majors after spending time on the prairies with Moose Jaw, Lethbridge, Calgary and Regina. John Noce (centre) was a few years into what would become a legendary career as a college coach in California and Cliff Ballou (right) would became the Alberta Major League's top hurler in 1971 and go on to play with North Battleford.