Western Canada Baseball 1974
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SASKATCHEWAN
SOUTHERN LEAGUE
     
Moose Jaw Devons
16
6
32
Regina Red Sox
15
9
30
Swift Current Indians
9
13
18
Melville Millionaires
6
18
12
The league used a point system (two pts for a win, one pt for a tie), but there were no ties this season.
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NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN LEAGUE
Saskatoon Boston Royals
20
6
North Battleford Beavers
15
7
3.0
Unity Cardinals
13
13
7.0
Eston Ramblers
10
19
11.5
Kindersley Klippers
4
17
13.5
Saskatoon defeated North Battleford in a playoff to claim the NSBL championship.
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ALBERTA
ALBERTA MAJOR LEAGUE
     
Northern      
Red Deer Generals
20
10
Edmonton Tigers
15
15
5.0
Barrhead Cardinals
14
17
6.5
Edmonton Blockers
7
25
14.0
       
Southern      
Calgary Giants
20
11
Calgary Jimmies
18
11
1.0
Lethbridge Lakers
12
17
7.5
Calgary Jimmies beat Edmonton Tigers in the playoff final to claim the AMBL title.
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1974 Red Deer Generals 
       
MANITOBA
MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE
     
Northern Division      
McAuley
16
10
Neepawa
13
13
3.0
Binscarth
13
13
3.0
Grandview
13
13
3.0
Dauphin
9
17
7.0
Southern Division
Brandon Cloverleafs
19
7
Souris Cardinals
16
10
3.0
Riverside
16
10
3.0
Hamiota
10
16
9.0
Virden Oilers
5
21
14.0
Riverside Canucks downed Neepawa in the playof final to capture the league title.
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
VANCOUVER METRO LEAGUE

Budgets Eldorados Landmarks Old Stylers
       
       

 

And, the curtain fell.

1974 marked the final season for the Southern League and the Northern Saskatchewan League. The Basin League had ended play in 1973 and the Alberta Major Baseball League had just a couple more summers. The two Saskatchewan leagues merged into a six-team Saskatchewan Major Baseball League for the 1975 season. 

Roy RowleyWarren MertensThe Moose Jaw Devons won both the pennant and the playoffs in the final season of the Southern League behind superb pitching as Warren Mertens (left) was named the loop's top hurler with a 6-2 record and 2.80 earned run average and Roy Rowley (right), who finished 4th in the batting race as the Devons' third baseman, went 5-0 during the regular season. Mertens added three wins in the playoffs and Rowley had a pair. Mertens had come to the Devons from Bemidji State University in Minnesota where he was a 1974 All-Star.

The Saskatoon Boston Royals also won both the pennant and the playoffs to highlight the 1974 season in the Northern Saskatchewan League. Royals also had two premier hurlers. Steve Kemp, 5-0, led the league with a spectacular 0.74 earned run average. Teammate Wayne Plummer had an even better won-lost record, 7-0, and was second in ERA, with a 1.47 mark.

Hal Harris of the Unity Cardinals edged out a future major league for the batting title. Harris compiled a .393 mark, Gorman Heimueller of the Eston Ramblers finished at .391.

In the Alberta Major Baseball League, the two second-place finishers, Edmonton Tigers from the North, and Calgary Jimmies, from the South, met in the final with the Jimmies taking the championship. 

The Riverside Canucks captured the title in the Manitoba Senior League defeating Neepawa in the playoff final.