1971 Statistics

SOUTHERN LEAGUE

Doug Simon, 21-year-old Regina outfielder, has won the 1971 batting title, ending the season with a .413 average to edge Terry Buck of Swift Current for the crown.  Simon, who had six doubles and four homers, was tops in slugging percentage, .612.  Buck, who began the season with Melville, led the league in doubles, with 13, and was second in runs batted in, with 20. 

Ken Haanen of Saskatoon was third, at .369. Ned Andreoni of Moose Jaw finished fourth, .364, and led in runs with 23. Yorkton's playing manager Gord Johnson poked the most homers, 5. Don Laube also of Yorkton was the best RBI man in the circuit, knocking in 25 runs. Randy Munch of Sasktoon was the leader in steals, with 11.

Import hurler Gary De Benedetti was the class of the pitchers with the most wins, 9, best winning percentage, and lowest earned run average, a sparkling 0.95.  Greg Bromann, another American college product, was the runnerup with 7 wins and 1.67 ERA. Local right-hander Fred Cardwell, who pitched for the University of Oregon, for was third in ERA, at 2.09.  Randy Sawa of Regina led in innings pitched, 94 2/3s and strikeouts, 88.


(Min 70 ABs) 
AVE : Simon RGR - .413
RUNS : Andreoni MJR - 23
2B : Buck MM/SC - 13
3B : Snell RGR - 3
HR : Johnson YK - 5
RBI - Laube YK - 25
SB : Munch SK - 11
SOUTHERN LEAGUE G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO RBI PCT 1971 SBL Simon Doug RGR 80 16 33 6 4 .413 1971 SBL Buck Terry MM/SC 116 21 47 13 2 1 20 .405 1971 SBL Haanen Ken SK 84 15 31 .369 1971 SBL Andreoni Ned MJR 107 23 39 .364 1971 SBL Hickie Bev MM 72 16 24 .333 1971 SBL Doerksen Ervin MJR 102 16 32 .314 1971 SBL Reagan Gary YK 112 15 35 .313 1971 SBL Logan Andy RGR 83 10 26 .313 1971 SBL Bowes Don YK 90 18 28 .311 1971 SBL Tollefson Larry MJR 100 20 31 .310 1971 SBL Laube Don YK 117 21 36 25 .308 1971 SBL Markowsky Zenon SK 91 11 28 .308 1971 SBL Munch Randy SK 115 14 35 11 .304 1971 SBL Commodore Wayne SC 4 19 1971 SBL Johnson Gord YK 5 1971 SBL Snell Ron RGR 3
MJR=Moose Jaw Regals, MM=Melville Millionaires, RGR=Regina Red Sox, SC=Swift Current Indians, 
SK=Saskatoon Commodores, YK=Yorkton Cardinals

Source : Regina Leader-Post, August 20, 1971 Wins : DeBenedetti MJR - 9
Pct : DeBenedetti MJR - 1.000
Games : Tabashniuk SK - 16
Started : Tabashniuk SK, Buck MM/SC - 11
Completed : Bromann YK, Buck MM/SC - 10
ERA : DeBenedetti MJR - 0.95
Strikeouts : Sawa RGR - 88
Innings : Sawa RGR - 94 2/3s
SOUTHERN LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA 1971 SBL DeBenedetti Gary MJR 10 9 8 9 0 1.000 0.95 1971 SBL Bromann Craig YK 12 10 10 7 3 .700 75 1.67 1971 SBL Wall Les SC 9 9 9 6 3 .667 2.22 1971 SBL Buck Terry MM/SC 14 11 10 6 5 .545 93 84 47 47 76 2.82 1971 SBL Rowley Roy MJR 6 4 3 5 1 .833 1971 SBL Cardwell Fred MJR 9 9 5 5 2 .714 74 2.09 1971 SBL Haanen Ken SK 7 6 5 4 2 .667 1971 SBL Eichholtz John YK 11 8 6 4 2 .667 1971 SBL Ernst Neil SC 8 7 5 4 4 .500 1971 SBL Tabashniuk Edd SK 16 11 3 4 4 .500 2.95 1971 SBL Sawa Randy RGR 15 10 8 4 6 .400 95 88 2.47 1971 SBL Doerksen Erwin MJR 5 4 3 3 1 .750 1971 SBL Carter Jerry MM 8 6 6 3 4 .429 1971 SBL Currie Bob RGR 9 4 1 3 4 .429 1971 SBL Lazecki Larry SK 12 3 0 2 1 .667 1971 SBL Martinson Marty SK 11 2 0 2 3 .400 1971 SBL Stein Gary MJR 2 0 0 1 0 1.000 1971 SBL Simon Doug RGR 2 2 1 1 0 1.000 1971 SBL Marshall Al SC 1 1 1 1 0 1.000 1971 SBL Neal Jeff YK 2 2 1 1 0 1.000 1971 SBL Reagan Gary YK 2 1 1 1 0 1.000 1971 SBL Andreoni Ned MJR 3 2 1 1 1 .500 1971 SBL Olheiser Fred SC 2 1 1 1 1 .500 1971 SBL Brandon Gary SK 4 2 0 1 1 .500 1971 SBL Bowes Don YK 4 2 1 1 1 .500 1971 SBL Neville Garth YK 3 2 1 1 1 .500 1971 SBL Syrota Gary YK 3 2 2 1 1 .500 1971 SBL Herron Orville MM 5 5 2 1 2 .333 1971 SBL Lulashnyk Russell MM 5 4 2 1 3 .250 1971 SBL Johnson Lyle RGR 10 6 1 1 3 .250 1971 SBL Bellegarde Alex YK 4 3 1 1 3 .250 1971 SBL Homme Doug RGR 8 7 4 1 4 .200 2.32 1971 SBL Tollefson Larry MJR 1 1 0 0 0 .000 1971 SBL Parker Keith MJR 3 0 0 0 0 .000 1971 SBL McKee Wayne MM 2 1 0 0 0 .000 1971 SBL Forsythe MM 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1971 SBL Puhl Terry MM 3 0 0 0 0 .000 1971 SBL Kammerer Mel RGR 1 1 0 0 0 .000 1971 SBL Wolbaum Danny RGR 3 0 0 0 0 .000 1971 SBL Schinbein RGR 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1971 SBL Fink Danny RGR 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1971 SBL McLeod Jackie SC 2 1 0 0 0 .000 1971 SBL Martin Bob SC 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1971 SBL Nybo Harvey SC 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1971 SBL Kehl Don SK 3 2 0 0 0 .000 1971 SBL Mitchell Ian SK 2 0 0 0 0 .000 1971 SBL Nakonechny Larry SK 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1971 SBL Markowsky Zenon SK 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1971 SBL Parenteau SK 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1971 SBL Neal Veal YK 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1971 SBL Adams Bryan MJR 1 1 0 0 1 .000 1971 SBL Bradford Arden MM 1 1 0 0 1 .000 1971 SBL Bryksa Nelson MM 1 1 1 0 1 .000 1971 SBL Stelmak Dave MM 4 1 0 0 1 .000 1971 SBL Reagan Gary MM 1 1 0 0 1 .000 1971 SBL Twardochleb Tim MM 5 1 0 0 1 .000 1971 SBL Duff Gord MM 1 0 0 0 1 .000 1971 SBL Davis Steve SC 1 1 1 0 1 .000 1971 SBL Commodore Wayne SC 2 0 0 0 1 .000 1971 SBL Thiessen Neil SK 1 0 0 0 1 .000 1971 SBL Mahaffey Wayne SC 4 4 1 0 2 .000 1971 SBL Stelmak Malcolm MM 4 2 0 0 3 .000 1971 SBL Hrapchak Don SK 5 4 3 0 4 .000 Source : Linescores, game reports & Regina Leader-Post, August 20, 1971

NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN LEAGUE

Import catcher Marv Chamberlain (Washington St.) emerged as the hitting star of the 1971 NSBL.  In 19 games for the Neilburg Monarchs, Chamberlain ran away with the batting title with a .453 average and topped the league in home runs with 6.  Doug Wilkinson of Unity was far behind in second place with a .366 average.  Hugh McIvor of North Battleford was third, at .333. 

Gary Barker of North Battleford led in wins with 8 and strikeouts, 88.  Ross Stone of Unity won the ERA title as he finished with no earned runs in 34 innings pitched.


AVE : Chamberlain NM - .453 
RUNS : Settle NB - 25
HR : Chamberlain NM - 6
RBI : McIvor NB - 22
            NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN             G  AB  R   H  2B 3B HR SB  BB SO RBI   PCT
1971  NSBL  Chamberlain Marv NM              19  75 20  34   5  2  6  5   5  9  15  .453
1971  NSBL  Wilkinson Doug UN                25  93 16  34   3  1  1  6  15  7  15  .366
1971  NSBL  McIvor Hugh NB                   26  96 19  32  10  0  3  5  11 17  22  .333
1971  NSBL  Settle Bill NB                   26 102 25  33   5  3  3  3  12 18  16  .324
1971  NSBL  Perkins Mark NB                  24  86 19  27   7  0  1  1  13 15  13  .314
1971  NSBL  Jackson Lane KI                  23  80 21  25   3  3  0  2  19 12   3  .313
1971  NSBL  Morgan Wayne KI                  23  81 12  25   4  0  1  0  13  4  16  .309
1971  NSBL  Young Tim UN                     22  85 20  26   5  1  0  5   7 20   6  .306
1971  NSBL  Sternig Cam  NB                  23  86 14  26   6  0  1  0   9 18  12  .302
1971  NSBL  Sobkow Bill NM                   26  90 17  27   3  0  5  1  16 15  14  .300
1971  NSBL  Ralston Ed UN                    20  69  9  19   2  0  1  2   8 12  11  .275
1971  NSBL  Jackson Don KI                   24  92 12  25   2  3  1  3   8 16  16  .272
1971  NSBL  Shaw Jim UN                      23  86 17  23   3  1  1  3  14 10   9  .267
1971  NSBL  Rowley Jack NB                   21  79 10  21   5  1  3  0   7 29  18  .266
1971  NSBL  Clements Gary NM                 17  65  9  16   2  0  1  1  10 14   9  .246
Source : Batter-Up, The Story of the Northern Saskatchewan Baseball League

WINS : Barker NB - 8 
INNINGS : Sallaway NB - 83 1/3
SO : Barker NB - 88
NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA 1971 NSBL Stone Ross UN 4 0 1.000 34 13 0 3 36 0.00 1971 NSBL Sharpe Tom UN 3 0 1.000 22 16 1 7 24 0.41 1971 NSBL Rucobo Vince UN 2 1 .667 28 11 2 11 48 0.64 1971 NSBL Perkins Mark NB 0 0 .000 9 12 1 4 5 0.96 1971 NSBL Barker Gary NB 8 2 .800 69 43 13 17 88 1.69 1971 NSBL McDuff NM-NB 1 2 .333 15 9 3 10 6 1.84 1971 NSBL Ohrn Les KI 5 3 .625 52 46 13 22 68 2.26 1971 NSBL Wolfe Roger NM 1 2 .333 18 16 5 6 9 2.45 1971 NSBL Sallaway Tom NB 5 4 .556 83 73 24 22 82 2.59 1971 NSBL Drilling Bob NM 0 1 .000 15 20 6 3 11 3.60 1971 NSBL Wilkinson Doug UN 1 2 .333 25 26 12 5 16 4.32 1971 NSBL Cook Rick NB 3 3 .500 55 49 29 32 20 4.77 1971 NSBL Schnell Jerry KI 2 8 .200 70 78 38 34 50 4.89 1971 NSBL Funk Lonnie NM 5 4 .556 50 59 29 16 36 5.25 1971 NSBL Haylor Larry UN 5 5 .500 76 90 47 33 75 5.57 1971 NSBL Behlen Steve KI 2 3 .400 54 60 34 29 65 5.63 1971 NSBL Edwards Tom NM 1 1 .500 30 33 19 15 21 5.70 1971 NSBL McIntyre Don NM 4 3 .571 73 88 48 75 48 5.89 1971 NSBL Arthur Randy KI 1 1 .500 27 38 18 14 21 6.00 1971 NSBL Bock Gary UN 0 2 .000 13 19 11 9 11 7.62 KI=Kindersley Klippers, NB=North Battleford Beavers, NM=Neilburg Monarchs, UN=Unity Cardinals

ALBERTA MAJOR BASEBALL LEAGUE

Import outfielder Jesse Chavez of the Edmonton Tigers ran away with the batting title in the Alberta Major Baseball League topping the circuit with a .430 average, more than 70 points ahead of teammate Dave Sowinski, the runner-up, at .357. John Hines of the Calgary Giants was third at .348.  Chavez and Sowinski tied for the most runs, 25. Maury Barden of Red Deer belted the most homers, 4, and Gary Malmberg of the Calgary Cubs had the most runs batted in, 22.  Bruce Lofting of the Giants stole the most bases, 13.

Cliff Ballou of Red Deer led the league in wins, 8, innings pitched, 106 2/3s, and complete games, 7. Tim Brady of the Edmonton Tigers had the best earned run average, an outstanding 0.96 mark.  Tom Changnon of Calgary Giants compiled the most strikeouts, 105, and was second in ERA with a 1.48 average.


AVE: Chavez EDT - .430 
RUNS : Chavez, Sowinski EDT - 25
2B : Five tied with 7
3B : Hines CGG, Chavez EDT - 4
HR : Barden RD - 4
RBI : Malmberg CGC - 22
SB : Lofting CGG - 13
               ALBERTA MAJOR BB LEAGUE           G  AB  R   H  2B 3B HR SB  BB SO RBI   PCT
   1971  AMBL  Chavez Jesse EDT                     86     37                      21  .430
   1971  AMBL  Sowinski Dave EDT                   112     40                      12  .357
   1971  AMBL  Hines John CGG                      112     39                      15  .348
   1971  AMBL  Kelber Phil CGG                      87     30                      16  .345
   1971  AMBL  Moffat Ron CGC                       95     31                      20  .326
   1971  AMBL  Malmberg Gary CGC                    92     28                      22  .304
   1971  AMBL  Herback Al CGC                       78     23                       9  .295
   1971  AMBL  Tucker Gord RD                       93     27                      14  .290
   1971  AMBL  Kosteniuk Dave EDT                   76     22                      14  .289
   1971  AMBL  Pozzo Roger RD                      108     31                      11  .287
   1971  AMBL  Trembecky Bob RD                     77     22                       6  .286
   1971  AMBL  Twa Al CGG                          103     29                       9  .282
   1971  AMBL  Watamaniuk Ron EDT                   98     26                      19  .265
   1971  AMBL  Maxwell Don RD                      100     26                       4  .260
   1971  AMBL  Stewart Don EDT                      73     19                       4  .260
   1971  AMBL  Franchuk Orv EDT                     78     20                      18  .256
   1971  AMBL  Barden Maury RD                      80     20                       8  .250
   1971  AMBL  Seyer Fred EDT                       89     22                      13  .247
   1971  AMBL  Heron Stu CGG                       103     25                      17  .243
   1971  AMBL  Grant Rick RD                       104     25                      10  .240
   1971  AMBL  Hogan Brian CGG                      85     20                      16  .235
   1971  AMBL  Darling Don EDW                      83     18                       3  .217
   1971  AMBL  Schur Bill EDW                      103     21                      11  .204
   1971  AMBL  Thompson Dick EDW                    87     17                       6  .195
   1971  AMBL  Lofting Bruce CGG                    86     15                      11  .174
               Red Deer Elks (League & Non-League)
G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT 1971 AMBL Davies Wayne RD 4 14 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .429 1971 AMBL Ferster RD 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 1971 AMBL Kelber Phil RD 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 1971 AMBL Ballou Cliff RD 21 43 6 14 0 0 0 0 0 10 9 .326 1971 AMBL Tucker Gord RD 31 104 15 32 0 0 0 0 9 12 12 .308 1971 AMBL Trembecky Bob RD 26 90 12 25 0 0 0 0 14 15 6 .278 1971 AMBL Maxwell Don RD 28 107 14 29 0 0 0 0 9 19 3 .271 1971 AMBL Grant Rick RD 32 116 11 31 0 0 0 1 3 19 9 .267 1971 AMBL Pozzo Roger RD 29 116 16 31 0 0 0 0 4 23 12 .267 1971 AMBL Bonham Laverne RD 6 20 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 5 4 .250 1971 AMBL Lyssons Jim RD 21 60 8 15 0 0 0 0 2 13 5 .250 1971 AMBL McKee Al RD 25 85 3 21 0 0 0 0 6 16 11 .247 1971 AMBL Barden Maury RD 25 79 11 19 0 0 4 1 14 23 8 .241 1971 AMBL Luke Bill RD 13 25 3 6 0 0 0 0 3 11 2 .240 1971 AMBL Berlando Jim RD 20 63 7 13 0 0 1 0 4 6 7 .206 1971 AMBL Bonham Don RD 22 70 10 14 0 0 1 0 10 11 9 .200 1971 AMBL Gephart RD 4 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .167 1971 AMBL McCook Brian RD 19 66 6 11 0 0 0 0 2 15 5 .167 1971 AMBL Chagnon Tom RD 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1971 AMBL Kirkham George RD 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 1971 AMBL Williams O. RD 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000
Source : Calgary Herald, August 20, 1971 & Harry Kuharchuk Red Deer statistician
CGC=Calgary Cubs, CGG=Calgary Giants, EDT=Edmonton Tigers, EDW=Edmonton Willows, 
RD=Red Deer Elks

WINS : Ballou RD - 8 
IP : Ballou RD - 106 2/3s
CG : Ballou RD - 7
SO : Changnon CGG - 105
ERA : Brady EDT - 0.96
ALBERTA MAJOR BB LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
1971 AMBL Brady Tim EDT 6 2 .750 56 57 0.96
1971 AMBL Changnon Tom CGG 7 2 .778 91 105 1.48
1971 AMBL McKinnie Chris CGC 5 3 .625 64 43 1.54
1971 AMBL Chahley Bill EDT 4 2 .667 40 36 2.05
1971 AMBL Anderson Ed EDT 2 1 .667 34 35 2.10
1971 AMBL Stephens Ron CGC 3 1 .750 31 27 2.33
1971 AMBL McKee Al RD 5 2 .714 57 78 2.54
1971 AMBL Loveless Steve CGG 6 3 .667 86 61 2.62
1971 AMBL Ballou Cliff RD 15 7 8 5 .615 107 96 2.70
1971 AMBL Mein Cliff EDT 5 3 .625 68 54 3.18
1971 AMBL Horb Rick EDW 4 5 .444 59 32 3.20
1971 AMBL Lynn Malcolm CGC 3 4 .429 58 65 3.37
1971 AMBL Luke Bill RD 1 3 .250 42 38 3.65
1971 AMBL Baird Bob CGC 4 3 .571 54 68 3.69
1971 AMBL Ewasiuk Ken EDW 3 2 .600 50 33 3.94
1971 AMBL McKee Wayne EDW 2 4 .333 61 40 4.01
1971 AMBL Taylor Al CGG 0 7 .000 40 30 6.30
Red Deer Elks (All games)
G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA
1971 AMBL McKee Al RD 8 5 3 .625 64 44 31 21 54 85 2.97
1971 AMBL Berlando Jim RD 1 0 0 .000 6 7 3 2 4 6 3.00
1971 AMBL Pozzo Roger RD 5 2 1 .667 24 23 8 8 1 2 3.04
1971 AMBL Ballou Clif RD 18 8 6 .571 111 97 0 38 36 99 3.09
1971 AMBL Luke Bill RD 9 1 3 .250 42 47 0 17 31 38 3.64
1971 AMBL Tomlinson Darryl RD 1 0 0 .000 1 3 5 1 2 0 6.77
1971 AMBL Gephart RD 4 0 4 .000 20 19 20 17 15 14 7.53
1971 AMBL Grant Rick RD 1 0 0 .000 2 4 2 2 2 2 7.73
1971 AMBL Bonham Don RD 3 0 1 .000 5 14 8 8 1 1 14.40
1971 AMBL Trembecky Bob RD 1 0 0 .000 1 2 4 3 3 0 27.00
1971 AMBL Miller RD 1 0 0 .000 0 1 1 1 2 0 27.27
1971 AMBL Karey Ken RD 1 0 0 .000 0 2 2 1 0 0 27.27

BASIN LEAGUE

Outfielder R.J. (Reuben John) Englert of the Mobridge Lakers captured the batting title in the Basin League with a .342 average. The Texas A & M product also led in runs scored, with 43. Teammate Chris Sans was the leader in runs batted in, with 46.  Willie Norwood of Sturgis topped the circuit in hits, 65, and home runs, 11. Tom Kennedy of Chamberlain had the most doubles, 12, and Bob Sheldon of Rapid City the most triples, 6.  John Stearns had the most thefts with 20 stolen bases.

Bob Cuellar was the league leader in earned run average, 1.27, wins, 11, and strikeouts, 123.  Jeff Dusek of Mobridge had the most complete games, 11.


MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE

Rich Carrier of the Minot Merchants and Gene Cory of the Riverside Canucks were declared co-winners of the 1971 batting title, even though Carrier finished ahead, .3684 to .3678.  With rounding to three decimal points, both finished at .368.  Gord Roberge of Rolla was third at .339.

Bernie Graner of Souris Cardinals topped the hurlers in wins, with 8. Glennis Scott of Hamiota had the top winning percentage with his 6-1 won-lost record.


            MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE            G  AB  R   H  2B 3B HR SB  BB SO RBI   PCT
1971  MSBL  Carrier Rich MI                      76     28                          .368
1971  MSBL  Cory Gene RIV                        87     32                          .368
1971  MSBL  Roberge Gord RL                      59     20                          .339
1971  MSBL  Kraft Tom MI                         65     21                          .323
1971  MSBL  Shepherd Larry VIR                   74     23                          .311
1971  MSBL  Fisher Mark RIV                      84     26                          .310
1971  MSBL  Seafoot Cliff RIV                    78     24                          .308
1971  MSBL  Bridgett Ted VIR                     78     24                          .308
1971  MSBL  Muratore Larry MI                    78     24                          .308
1971  MSBL  Cook Bill MI                         83     25                          .301

Source : Winnipeg Free Press, July 31, 1971
BR=Brandon Cloverleafs, DA=Dauphin Redbirds, HAM=Hamiota Red Sox, MI=Minot Merchants,
RL=Rolla NorDaks, RIV=Riverside Canucks, SOU=Souris Cardinals, VIR=Virden Oilers MANITOBA SENIOR G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA 1971 MSBL Graner Bernie SOU 8 3 .727 1971 MSBL Scott Glennis HAM 6 1 .857 1971 MSBL Fisher Mark RIV 6 2 .750 1971 MSBL Shepherd Larry VIR 6 3 .667 1971 MSBL Feldner Donn MI 5 1 .833 1971 MSBL Ramsey Ron HAM 5 3 .625 1971 MSBL Everard Grant RIV 5 5 .500 1971 MSBL Read Rick SOU 5 5 .500 1971 MSBL Bridgett Ted VIR 4 2 .667 1971 MSBL Hodgson Brian BR 4 2 .667 1971 MSBL Roberge Gord RL 4 4 .500