Statistics, 1974

SOUTHERN LEAGUE

What a finish to the 1974 batting race.  Just six points separated third from first as Jim Baba of Moose Jaw captured the title with a .379 average, besting Bill Bell of Regina who finished at .378 and Doug Simon also of the Red Sox at .373. Roy Rowley of Moose Jaw was fourth, at .351, and Moose Jaw's two-time batting champion Ned Andreoni was 5th, at .337.

Larry Tollefson of Moose Jaw and Simon tied for the most home runs, 7, while Tollefson was tops in runs batted in, with 26.  Doug Senyk of Melville registered the most stolen bases, 16.

Warren Mertens of Moose Jaw was the top hurler with a 6-2 record and 2.80 earned run average.

LEAGUE  TROPHY  WINNERS

Dave Dryburgh memorial trophy (batting champion) - Jim Baba (Moose Jaw Devons)
Gus Riddler memorial trophy (best catcher) - Larry Tollefson (Moose Jaw Devons)
Luther "Doc" Hughes memorial trophy (best pitcher) - Warren Mertens (Moose Jaw Devons)
Heinie Rogers memorial trophy (most valuable player) - Wayne Pusch (Swift Current Indians)
Father Athol Murray trophy (rookie of the year) - Ross Mahoney (Swift Current Indians)

ALL - STAR  SELECTIONS    
First  Team      Position    Second  Team
Larry Tollefson (Moose Jaw Devons)  Andy Logan (Regina Red Sox)
Warren Martens (Moose Jaw Devons)   RHP Steve Murray (Moose Jaw Devons)
Wayne Pusch (Swift Current Indians    LHP  Gene Gerrard (Melville Millionaires)
Greg Steele (Moose Jaw Devons)   1B  Brian Keegan (Swift Current Indians)
Mark Bell (Melville Millionaires)     2B Jim Paisley (Regina Red Sox)
Bill Bell (Regina Red Sox)  3B  Roy Rowley (Moose Jaw Devons)
Ned Andreoni (Moose Jaw Devons)  SS Dan Ahern (Swift Current Indians)
Jim Baba (Moose Jaw Devons)  OF   Warren Kivell (Regina Red Sox)
Doug Simon (Regina Red Sox) OF Steve Clausen (Melville Millionaires)
Clark Compton (Regina Red Sox) OF  Gary Erfle (Moose Jaw Devons) 


AVE : Baba MJ - .379 
RUNS : Simon RGR - 30
HR : Tollefson MJ, Simon RGR - 7
RBI : Tollefson MJ - 26
SB : Senyk MM - 16
            SOUTHERN LEAGUE                   G  AB  R   H  2B 3B HR SB CS  BB SO RBI   PCT
1974   SBL  Baba Jim MJ                          87 29  33                             .379
1974   SBL  Bell Bill RGR                        82 26  31                             .378
1974   SBL  Simon Doug RGR                       75 30  28         7                   .373
1974   SBL  Rowley Roy MJ                        74 17  26                             .351
1974   SBL  Andreoni Ned MJ                      86 19  29                             .337
1974   SBL  Ahern Dan SC                         79 13  25                             .316
1974   SBL  Compton Clark RGR                    83 14  26                             .313
1974   SBL  Steele Greg MJ                       78 16  24                             .308
1974   SBL  Logan Andy RGR                       78 19  24                             .308
1974   SBL  Nybo Harvey SC                       98 15  29                             .296
1974   SBL  Tollefson Larry MJ                                     7               26
1974   SBL  Senyk Doug MM                                            16
Source : Regina Leader-Post, August 1, 1974 
MJ=Moose Jaw Devons, MM=Melville Millionaires, RGR=Regina Red Sox, SC=Swift Current Indians
Wins : Mertens MJ, Pusch SC - 6 
Pct : Rowley MJ - 1.000
Games : Johnson RGR - 13
Started : Pusch SC 10
Completed : Pusch SC 9

SOUTHERN LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA 1974 SBL Mertens Warren MJ 10 8 5 6 2 .750 2.80 1974 SBL Pusch Wayne SC 10 10 9 6 4 .600 1974 SBL Rowley Roy MJ 8 4 3 5 0 1.000 1974 SBL Barr Russ RGR 6 2 0 4 1 .800 1974 SBL Gerrard Gene MM 9 9 7 4 4 .500 1974 SBL Faith Bob RGR 7 1 0 3 0 1.000 1974 SBL Overbo Doug RGR 4 4 2 3 0 1.000 1974 SBL Heisler Rod MJ 8 5 1 3 1 .750 1974 SBL Johnson Lyle RGR 13 5 3 3 4 .429 1974 SBL Currie Bob RGR 7 4 1 2 1 .667 1974 SBL Devine Brad MJ 5 1 0 1 1 .500 1974 SBL Murray Steve MJ 6 4 2 1 2 .333 1974 SBL Gleed Jeff SC 4 4 4 1 3 .250 1974 SBL Clausen Steve MM 7 5 4 1 5 .167 1974 SBL Fedyk Brian MM 6 6 4 1 5 .167 1974 SBL Andrie Dan MJ 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1974 SBL Burgess Ed MM 2 1 0 0 0 .000 1974 SBL Holiday Dean MM 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1974 SBL Paisley Jim RGR 3 0 0 0 0 .000 1974 SBL Tulloch Neil RGR 2 0 0 0 0 .000 1974 SBL Sawa Randy RGR 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1974 SBL Hogg Neil SC 2 1 0 0 0 .000 1974 SBL Sannes Lonnie SC 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1974 SBL Rhodes Pete RGR 3 0 0 0 1 .000 1974 SBL Lee Jeff SC 1 0 0 0 1 .000 1974 SBL Singer Howard RGR 7 6 1 0 2 .000 1974 SBL Schwartz Les SC 5 3 0 0 2 .000 1974 SBL Szabo Don SC 2 2 1 0 2 .000 1974 SBL Senyk Doug MM 6 2 1 0 3 .000 Source : Linescores, game reports

ALBERTA MAJOR BASEBALL LEAGUE



            
ALBERTA MAJOR LEAGUE G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT Red Deer Generals (Regular Season) 1974 AMBL Cardwell Fred RD 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1974 AMBL Coil Marty RD 27 103 22 42 11 0 7 2 29 .408 1974 AMBL Crabb Tim RD 18 83 23 32 8 3 3 2 8 .386 1974 AMBL Urabe Phil RD 30 128 30 46 12 2 5 6 20 .359 1974 AMBL McKee Al RD 31 125 21 43 12 1 3 2 27 .344 1974 AMBL McCook Brian RD 29 120 14 40 6 1 3 1 21 .333 1974 AMBL Pierson Gary RD 7 18 3 6 2 0 0 1 2 .333 1974 AMBL Tucker Gord RD 14 35 7 11 3 0 0 0 2 .314 1974 AMBL Clark Don RD 4 13 4 4 0 0 1 0 1 .308 1974 AMBL Pasutto Don RD 13 13 3 4 2 0 0 0 3 .308 1974 AMBL Hanna Blair RD 26 99 20 29 4 0 1 3 12 .293 1974 AMBL McKee Wayne RD 18 62 11 18 5 1 2 0 17 .290 1974 AMBL Bridges Bob RD 19 35 8 10 2 0 2 0 8 .286 1974 AMBL Felts Bob RD 8 35 6 10 1 0 1 0 5 .286 1974 AMBL Pozzo Roger RD 17 61 14 17 4 0 2 0 5 .279 1974 AMBL Boston Phil RD 26 101 11 22 0 0 1 0 10 .218 1974 AMBL Graves Gord RD 30 90 11 19 1 1 1 0 3 .211 1974 AMBL Kopitzke Ron RD 3 8 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 .125 1974 AMBL Bowman Ken RD 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Red Deer Generals (League & non-league)
G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT 1974 AMBL Cardwell Fred RD 13 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1974 AMBL Coil Marty RD 41 158 42 67 11 0 12 2 13 8 47 .424 1974 AMBL Tucker Gord RD 16 39 7 14 3 0 0 0 4 5 2 .359 1974 AMBL Crabb Tim RD 22 100 27 35 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 .350 1974 AMBL Pierson Gary RD 18 55 9 19 2 0 0 1 0 7 6 .345 1974 AMBL McKee Al RD 46 180 33 62 12 1 9 2 18 22 46 .344 1974 AMBL McCook Brian RD 44 181 23 59 6 1 6 1 5 24 33 .326 1974 AMBL Urabe Phil RD 44 192 41 60 12 2 6 6 10 21 34 .313 1974 AMBL Chavarria Ossie RD 3 13 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .308 1974 AMBL Pasutto Don RD 15 13 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .308 1974 AMBL Pozzo Roger RD 19 68 14 19 4 0 2 0 13 8 5 .279 1974 AMBL McKee Wayne RD 22 67 11 18 5 1 2 0 6 19 17 .269 1974 AMBL Clark Don RD 5 15 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .267 1974 AMBL Hanna Blair RD 41 155 30 40 4 0 3 3 14 23 21 .258 1974 AMBL Graves Gord RD 42 131 13 30 1 1 1 0 3 17 12 .229 1974 AMBL Bridges Bob RD 27 53 10 12 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 .226 1974 AMBL Boston Phil RD 38 138 18 30 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 .217 1974 AMBL Kopitzke Ron RD 3 8 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .125 1974 AMBL Berlando Jim RD 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1974 AMBL Bowman Ken RD 13 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1974 AMBL Dumbeck Dave RD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1974 AMBL Felts Bob RD 16 68 19 22 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 .000 1974 AMBL Rasmussen Randy RD 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Source : Red Deer statistician Harry Kuharchuk
            ALBERTA MAJOR LEAGUE         G GS CG   W  L   PCT   IP   H   R ER  BB  SO HB WP   ERA
1974  AMBL  Peterson Ron EDT                                                                 1.53
1974  AMBL  Hendley Terry BARR             11
            Red Deer Generals (Regular season)
1974  AMBL  Pasutto Don RD               9         2  1  .667   22  22   5  5   7   6        2.08
1974  AMBL  Bowman Ken RD                8         4  4  .500   57  69  26 15  20  38        2.35
1974  AMBL  Cardwell Fred RD             6         3  1  .750   49  46  21 14   9  38        2.59
1974  AMBL  Bridges Bob RD              12 10  7   7  2  .778   87  83  34 25  16 100        2.60
1974  AMBL  McKee Wayne RD               3         2  1  .667   29  21  12 10  12  21        3.10
1974  AMBL  Coil Marty RD                2         1  0 1.000   14  14   9  7   4  11        4.61
1974  AMBL  Pozzo Roger RD               2         0  1  .000    5  10   3  3   3   1        5.40
1974  AMBL  McKee Al RD                  3         1  0 1.000   12  13  18 18  15  21       13.88
            Red Deer Generals (All games)
G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA 1974 AMBL Pasutto Don RD 11 2 1 .667 26 24 6 6 8 10 2.05 1974 AMBL Bridges Bob RD 18 12 3 .800 134 129 48 35 24 156 2.36 1974 AMBL Cardwell Fred RD 12 5 3 .625 89 78 36 25 13 69 2.54 1974 AMBL Bowman Ken RD 10 6 5 .545 78 87 38 25 28 48 2.90 1974 AMBL Stahlheber Steve RD 1 1 0 1.000 5 3 2 2 8 6 3.60 1974 AMBL Coil Marty RD 3 1 0 1.000 16 16 10 8 5 12 4.59 1974 AMBL McKee Wayne RD 4 2 2 .500 33 26 19 17 16 24 4.68 1974 AMBL Pozzo Roger RD 2 0 1 .000 5 10 3 3 3 1 5.40 1974 AMBL Dumbeck Dave RD 1 0 0 .000 3 10 2 2 0 4 5.41 1974 AMBL McKee Al RD 3 1 0 1.000 12 13 18 18 15 21 13.88
Source : Red Deer statistician Harry Kuharchuk
 

NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN LEAGUE 

Hal Harris of Unity edged out Gorman Heimueller of Eston for the 1974 batting title.  Harris compiled a .393 average, Heimueller finished at .391.  Jesse Chavez of Unity was third, at .333.  Gord Johnson of Saskatoon drove in the most runs, 23.  Don McLeod of Saskatoon was tops in runs scored, 29, and steals, 11.

Teammates Steve Kemp and Wayne Plummer dominated the pitching statistics.  Plummer had the most wins, 7. With 7-0 and 5-0 records, they  tied for the best winning percentage.  Kemp finished first in ERA with a 0.74 average, Plummer was second at 1.47. Tom Sharpe of Unity had the most strikeouts, 73, in just 58 innings.


AVE : Harris UN - .393 
RUNS : McLeod SK - 29
RBI : Johnson SK - 23
SB : McLeod SK - 11
            NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN             G  AB  R   H  2B 3B HR SB  BB SO RBI   PCT
1974  NSBL  Harris Hal UN                    25  94 24  37   7  1  2  0  11 16  20  .393
1974  NSBL  Heimueller Gorman EN             28  92 19  36   7  1  1  3  16 10  16  .391
1974  NSBL  Chavez Jesse UN                  23  78 20  26   4  0  3  5  27 11  16  .333
1974  NSBL  Wilkinson Doug NB                21  76 19  25   2  1  1  2  14  3  13  .329
1974  NSBL  Papadakis Buddy KI               18  70 14  23   3  1  2  3   7  9  12  .329
1974  NSBL  Bringhurst Stu KI                19  70 12  23   5  2  2  5  10 13   9  .329
1974  NSBL  Mitchell Al SK                   23  84 15  27   4  1  0  4  13 13  13  .321
1974  NSBL  Jackson Don KI                   19  68  9  21   4  0  0  0   8  7   6  .309
1974  NSBL  Ralston Ed UN                    21  75 16  23   2  1  4  0  13  9  21  .307
1974  NSBL  Sterning Cam NB                  18  66 11  20   4  0  0  3   8  6  16  .303
1974  NSBL  McLeod Don SK                    23  86 29  26   4  5  2 11  22 15  18  .302
1974  NSBL  Haanen Ken SK                    25  93 21  28   4  0  1  3  21  7  12  .301
1974  NSBL  Maxemiuk Fred SK                 24  80 15  24   1  1  0  5  19 14  18  .300
1974  NSBL  Nelson Ken NB                    19  67 15  20   3  2  1  3  10  5  14  .299
1974  NSBL  Wright Oakley EN                 22  84 14  25   5  0  3  5   6 13  12  .298
1974  NSBL  Irvine Blythe EN                 13  51  7  15   1  0  0  0   6 14   4  .294
1974  NSBL  McIvor Hugh NB                   20  76 19  22   5  1  0  5   9 13  18  .289
1974  NSBL  Andrew Reg EN                    24  95 14  27   1  1  1  0   6 16  12  .284
1974  NSBL  Ruggles Terry KI                 14  53  8  15   1  1  1  2   7  4   7  .283
1974  NSBL  Cuadros Al UN                    21  57  6  16   1  0  0  0   6  3   3  .281
1974  NSBL  Lampitt Brian NB                 22  85 16  23   3  3  0  6   3 15  11  .271
1974  NSBL  Lampitt Neil NB                  21  74 19  20   2  0  0  4  15  9   4  .270
1974  NSBL  McIvor Rod EN                    25  84 10  22   1  0  1  0  12 25  11  .262
1974  NSBL  Munch Randy SK                   25  84 10  22   1  0  1  0  12 25  11  .262
1974  NSBL  Nelson Gary EN                   21  65  8  16   1  1  0  0  17  7   6  .246
1974  NSBL  Sharpe Tom UN                    19  65  9  16   1  0  1  2  11  7   5  .246
1974  NSBL  Freeberg Bruce EN                20  65  5  16   0  0  0  0   8 16   4  .246
1974  NSBL  Johnston Rick NB                 20  63 10  15   1  0  0  4  10 14   7  .238
1974  NSBL  Goldade Greg EN                  30 106 19  25   3  0  0  2  19 18   3  .236
1974  NSBL  Miller Glen UN                   24  81 17  19   2  2  0  3  18 23   8  .235
1974  NSBL  Johnson Gord SK                  26 103 16  24   7  2  2  2  10 30  23  .233
1974  NSBL  Morrice Rick EN                  30 121 17  26   1  1  0  0  12 13   9  .215
1974  NSBL  Mitchell Doug KI                 22  80 12  17   4  0  0  6  13 36   7  .213
1974  NSBL  Arthur Randy KI                  20  76  6  16   2  0  1  0   7 20   3  .211
1974  NSBL  Brandon Gary SK                  22  81 15  17   5  0  0  5   3 15  13  .210
Source : Batter-Up, The Story of the Northern Saskatchewan Baseball League

WINS : Plummer SK - 7 
PCT : Plummer, Kemp SK - 1.000
INNINGS : Heimueller EN - 77
STRIKEOUTS : Sharpe UN - 73
ERA : Kemp SK - 0.74 NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB WP ERA 1974 NSBL Kemp Steve SK 5 0 1.000 48 23 4 8 53 0.74 1974 NSBL Plummer Wayne SK 7 0 1.000 43 26 7 25 42 1.47 1974 NSBL Cuadros Al UN 4 1 .800 49 35 8 22 70 1.47 1974 NSBL Ruybalid Dan NB 4 2 .667 31 15 6 19 39 1.72 1974 NSBL Cline Hal NB 3 0 1.000 36 18 7 27 27 1.73 1974 NSBL McIntyre Don NB 3 1 .750 26 22 6 16 20 2.10 1974 NSBL Sharpe Tom UN 4 3 .571 58 58 15 21 73 2.33 1974 NSBL Freeberg Bruce EN 1 4 .200 68 41 19 23 43 2.50 1974 NSBL Heimueller Gorman EN 3 5 .375 77 68 24 32 68 2.82 1974 NSBL Wright Oakley EN 1 2 .333 28 28 9 14 17 2.93 1974 NSBL Ballou Cliff NB 3 3 .500 65 67 22 22 29 3.05 1974 NSBL Turner Bruce SK 2 1 .667 33 25 14 27 26 3.78 1974 NSBL McMillan Neil EN 4 5 .444 52 64 23 42 30 4.01 1974 NSBL Vincent Gary EN 0 3 .000 31 41 15 7 35 4.35 1974 NSBL Moline Stan KI 0 4 .000 46 51 24 27 33 4.73 1974 NSBL Lumsden Bill NB 2 1 .667 28 36 15 8 16 4.88 1974 NSBL Benedetti Jeff SK 3 2 .600 47 45 27 35 42 5.21 1974 NSBL Pakadakis Buddy KI 1 5 .167 39 48 23 18 40 5.31 1974 NSBL Delainey Fred UN 1 4 .200 33 49 37 29 17 10.19
1974  NSBL  Gray Terry KI                          2  0 1.000
1974 NSBL Robertson Dave UN 2 1 .500 1974 NSBL Harris Hal UN 1 0 1.000 1974 NSBL Will Randy EN 1 0 1.000 1974 NSBL Brandon Gary SK 1 1 .500 1974 NSBL Parenteau Ken SK 1 1 .500 1974 NSBL Bringhurst Stu KI 1 2 .333
1974 NSBL Rosenstein Tom UN 0 1 .500 1974 NSBL Burton Dean UN 0 1 .000 1974 NSBL Chavez Jesse UN 0 1 .000 1974 NSBL Christiaens Tom KI 0 1 .000 1974 NSBL Dahl Richard KI 0 1 .000 1974 NSBL Gautschi Shelly SK 0 1 .000 1974 NSBL Saisi Al KI 0 1 .000 1974 NSBL Schommer Jim KI 0 1 .000 1974 NSBL Zaichkowski Bob UN 0 1 .000 Source : Batter-Up, The Story of the Northern Saskatchewan Baseball League & linescores, game reports. EN=Eston Ramblers, KI=Kindersley Klippers, NB=North Battleford Beavers, SK=Saskatoon Boston Royals,
UN=Unity Cardinals

MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE

Mark Fisher of Riverside captured the batting crown in the Manitoba Senior League finishing with a .440 mark, 40 points up on runner-up Dennis Wiebe of Brandon. Mike Ongarato of Grandview was third, at .391.  Fisher also topped the circuit in home runs, with 7.

Ray Bruels of Souris was the top hurler, with ten wins in thirteen decisions.


 
            MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE         AB  R   H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB  SO HB RBI   PCT
1974  MSBL  Fisher Mark RIV               100     44        7                      .440
1974  MSBL  Wiebe Dennis BR                90     36                               .400
1974  MSBL  Ongarato Mike GV               92     36                               .391
1974  MSBL  Thompson Bob BR                81     31        4                      .383
1974  MSBL  Furman Stan SOU               111     40                               .360
1974  MSBL  Hemstad Norm NE                88     31                               .352
1974  MSBL  Gies Don BIN                  120     42        5                      .350
1974  MSBL  Williamson Bob RIV            108     37                               .343
1974  MSBL  Wilson Bob BR                  75     26                               .347
1974  MSBL  Araujo Jerry HAM               98     32                               .327
1974  MSBL  Moffatt Brian SOU             108     35                               .324
1974  MSBL  Lynd Terry MCA                116     37                               .319
1974  MSBL  Chapple Bill BR               100     31                               .310
1974  MSBL  Poole Wayne MCA               100     31                               .310
1974  MSBL  Morrison John DA               88     27                               .307
1974  MSBL  Lowes Dale MCA                 79     24        4                      .304
1974  MSBL  Luhowy Don GV                 109     33                               .303
1974  MSBL  Davidson Gary SOU              99     30                               .303
Source : Brandon Sun, August 14, 1974
            MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE      G GS CG   W  L   PCT   IP  AB   H  BB  SO HB WP  BK SHO ERA
1974 MSBL Bruels Ray SOU 10 3 .769
1974 MSBL McGorman Don NE 8 3 .727
1974 MSBL Harvey Dale BR 5 2 .714
1974 MSBL Stone Ross DA 5 2 .714
1974 MSBL Hodgson Brian BR 7 3 .700
1974 MSBL Everard Grant RIV 9 5 .643