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
Baba Jim MJ                          87 29  33                             .379
Bell Bill RGR                        82 26  31                             .378
Simon Doug RGR                       75 30  28         7                   .373
Rowley Roy MJ                        74 17  26                             .351
Andreoni Ned MJ                      86 19  29                             .337
Ahern Dan SC                         79 13  25                             .316
Compton Clark RGR                    83 14  26                             .313
Steele Greg MJ                       78 16  24                             .308
Logan Andy RGR                       78 19  24                             .308
Nybo Harvey SC                       98 15  29                             .296
Tollefson Larry MJ                                     7               26
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 Mertens Warren MJ 10 8 5 6 2 .750 2.80 Pusch Wayne SC 10 10 9 6 4 .600 Rowley Roy MJ 8 4 3 5 0 1.000 Barr Russ RGR 6 2 0 4 1 .800 Gerrard Gene MM 9 9 7 4 4 .500 Faith Bob RGR 7 1 0 3 0 1.000 Overbo Doug RGR 4 4 2 3 0 1.000 Heisler Rod MJ 8 5 1 3 1 .750 Johnson Lyle RGR 13 5 3 3 4 .429 Currie Bob RGR 7 4 1 2 1 .667 Devine Brad MJ 5 1 0 1 1 .500 Murray Steve MJ 6 4 2 1 2 .333 Gleed Jeff SC 4 4 4 1 3 .250 Clausen Steve MM 7 5 4 1 5 .167 Fedyk Brian MM 6 6 4 1 5 .167 Andrie Dan MJ 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Burgess Ed MM 2 1 0 0 0 .000 Holiday Dean MM 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Paisley Jim RGR 3 0 0 0 0 .000 Tulloch Neil RGR 2 0 0 0 0 .000 Sawa Randy RGR 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Hogg Neil SC 2 1 0 0 0 .000 Sannes Lonnie SC 1 0 0 0 0 .000 Rhodes Pete RGR 3 0 0 0 1 .000 Lee Jeff SC 1 0 0 0 1 .000 Singer Howard RGR 7 6 1 0 2 .000 Schwartz Les SC 5 3 0 0 2 .000 Szabo Don SC 2 2 1 0 2 .000 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)
Cardwell Fred RD                  7   1  0   1   0  0  0  0          0 1.000
Coil Marty RD                    27 103 22  42  11  0  7  2         29  .408
Crabb Tim RD                     18  83 23  32   8  3  3  2          8  .386
Urabe Phil RD                    30 128 30  46  12  2  5  6         20  .359
McKee Al RD                      31 125 21  43  12  1  3  2         27  .344
McCook Brian RD                  29 120 14  40   6  1  3  1         21  .333
Pierson Gary RD                   7  18  3   6   2  0  0  1          2  .333
Tucker Gord RD                   14  35  7  11   3  0  0  0          2  .314
Clark Don RD                      4  13  4   4   0  0  1  0          1  .308
Pasutto Don RD                   13  13  3   4   2  0  0  0          3  .308
Hanna Blair RD                   26  99 20  29   4  0  1  3         12  .293
McKee Wayne RD                   18  62 11  18   5  1  2  0         17  .290
Bridges Bob RD                   19  35  8  10   2  0  2  0          8  .286
Felts Bob RD                      8  35  6  10   1  0  1  0          5  .286
Pozzo Roger RD                   17  61 14  17   4  0  2  0          5  .279
Boston Phil RD                   26 101 11  22   0  0  1  0         10  .218
Graves Gord RD                   30  90 11  19   1  1  1  0          3  .211
Kopitzke Ron RD                   3   8  3   1   0  0  1  0          2  .125
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 Cardwell Fred RD 13 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 Coil Marty RD 41 158 42 67 11 0 12 2 13 8 47 .424 Tucker Gord RD 16 39 7 14 3 0 0 0 4 5 2 .359 Crabb Tim RD 22 100 27 35 0 0 3 0 0 0 11 .350 Pierson Gary RD 18 55 9 19 2 0 0 1 0 7 6 .345 McKee Al RD 46 180 33 62 12 1 9 2 18 22 46 .344 McCook Brian RD 44 181 23 59 6 1 6 1 5 24 33 .326 Urabe Phil RD 44 192 41 60 12 2 6 6 10 21 34 .313 Chavarria Ossie RD 3 13 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .308 Pasutto Don RD 15 13 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .308 Pozzo Roger RD 19 68 14 19 4 0 2 0 13 8 5 .279 McKee Wayne RD 22 67 11 18 5 1 2 0 6 19 17 .269 Clark Don RD 5 15 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .267 Hanna Blair RD 41 155 30 40 4 0 3 3 14 23 21 .258 Graves Gord RD 42 131 13 30 1 1 1 0 3 17 12 .229 Bridges Bob RD 27 53 10 12 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 .226 Boston Phil RD 38 138 18 30 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 .217 Kopitzke Ron RD 3 8 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .125 Berlando Jim RD 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Bowman Ken RD 13 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Dumbeck Dave RD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Felts Bob RD 16 68 19 22 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 .000 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
Peterson Ron EDT                                                                 1.53
Hendley Terry BARR             11

Red Deer Generals (Regular season)
Pasutto Don RD               9         2  1  .667   22  22   5  5   7   6        2.08
Bowman Ken RD                8         4  4  .500   57  69  26 15  20  38        2.35
Cardwell Fred RD             6         3  1  .750   49  46  21 14   9  38        2.59
Bridges Bob RD              12 10  7   7  2  .778   87  83  34 25  16 100        2.60
McKee Wayne RD               3         2  1  .667   29  21  12 10  12  21        3.10
Coil Marty RD                2         1  0 1.000   14  14   9  7   4  11        4.61
Pozzo Roger RD               2         0  1  .000    5  10   3  3   3   1        5.40
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 Pasutto Don RD 11 2 1 .667 26 24 6 6 8 10 2.05 Bridges Bob RD 18 12 3 .800 134 129 48 35 24 156 2.36 Cardwell Fred RD 12 5 3 .625 89 78 36 25 13 69 2.54 Bowman Ken RD 10 6 5 .545 78 87 38 25 28 48 2.90 Stahlheber Steve RD 1 1 0 1.000 5 3 2 2 8 6 3.60 Coil Marty RD 3 1 0 1.000 16 16 10 8 5 12 4.59 McKee Wayne RD 4 2 2 .500 33 26 19 17 16 24 4.68 Pozzo Roger RD 2 0 1 .000 5 10 3 3 3 1 5.40 Dumbeck Dave RD 1 0 0 .000 3 10 2 2 0 4 5.41 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
Harris Hal UN                    25  94 24  37   7  1  2  0  11 16  20  .393
Heimueller Gorman EN             28  92 19  36   7  1  1  3  16 10  16  .391
Chavez Jesse UN                  23  78 20  26   4  0  3  5  27 11  16  .333
Wilkinson Doug NB                21  76 19  25   2  1  1  2  14  3  13  .329
Papadakis Buddy KI               18  70 14  23   3  1  2  3   7  9  12  .329
Bringhurst Stu KI                19  70 12  23   5  2  2  5  10 13   9  .329
Mitchell Al SK                   23  84 15  27   4  1  0  4  13 13  13  .321
Jackson Don KI                   19  68  9  21   4  0  0  0   8  7   6  .309
Ralston Ed UN                    21  75 16  23   2  1  4  0  13  9  21  .307
Sterning Cam NB                  18  66 11  20   4  0  0  3   8  6  16  .303
McLeod Don SK                    23  86 29  26   4  5  2 11  22 15  18  .302
Haanen Ken SK                    25  93 21  28   4  0  1  3  21  7  12  .301
Maxemiuk Fred SK                 24  80 15  24   1  1  0  5  19 14  18  .300
Nelson Ken NB                    19  67 15  20   3  2  1  3  10  5  14  .299
Wright Oakley EN                 22  84 14  25   5  0  3  5   6 13  12  .298
Irvine Blythe EN                 13  51  7  15   1  0  0  0   6 14   4  .294
McIvor Hugh NB                   20  76 19  22   5  1  0  5   9 13  18  .289
Andrew Reg EN                    24  95 14  27   1  1  1  0   6 16  12  .284
Ruggles Terry KI                 14  53  8  15   1  1  1  2   7  4   7  .283
Cuadros Al UN                    21  57  6  16   1  0  0  0   6  3   3  .281
Lampitt Brian NB                 22  85 16  23   3  3  0  6   3 15  11  .271
Lampitt Neil NB                  21  74 19  20   2  0  0  4  15  9   4  .270
McIvor Rod EN                    25  84 10  22   1  0  1  0  12 25  11  .262
Munch Randy SK                   25  84 10  22   1  0  1  0  12 25  11  .262
Nelson Gary EN                   21  65  8  16   1  1  0  0  17  7   6  .246
Sharpe Tom UN                    19  65  9  16   1  0  1  2  11  7   5  .246
Freeberg Bruce EN                20  65  5  16   0  0  0  0   8 16   4  .246
Johnston Rick NB                 20  63 10  15   1  0  0  4  10 14   7  .238
Goldade Greg EN                  30 106 19  25   3  0  0  2  19 18   3  .236
Miller Glen UN                   24  81 17  19   2  2  0  3  18 23   8  .235
Johnson Gord SK                  26 103 16  24   7  2  2  2  10 30  23  .233
Morrice Rick EN                  30 121 17  26   1  1  0  0  12 13   9  .215
Mitchell Doug KI                 22  80 12  17   4  0  0  6  13 36   7  .213
Arthur Randy KI                  20  76  6  16   2  0  1  0   7 20   3  .211
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 Kemp Steve SK 5 0 1.000 48 23 4 8 53 0.74 Plummer Wayne SK 7 0 1.000 43 26 7 25 42 1.47 Cuadros Al UN 4 1 .800 49 35 8 22 70 1.47 Ruybalid Dan NB 4 2 .667 31 15 6 19 39 1.72 Cline Hal NB 3 0 1.000 36 18 7 27 27 1.73 McIntyre Don NB 3 1 .750 26 22 6 16 20 2.10 Sharpe Tom UN 4 3 .571 58 58 15 21 73 2.33 Freeberg Bruce EN 1 4 .200 68 41 19 23 43 2.50 Heimueller Gorman EN 3 5 .375 77 68 24 32 68 2.82 Wright Oakley EN 1 2 .333 28 28 9 14 17 2.93 Ballou Cliff NB 3 3 .500 65 67 22 22 29 3.05 Turner Bruce SK 2 1 .667 33 25 14 27 26 3.78 McMillan Neil EN 4 5 .444 52 64 23 42 30 4.01 Vincent Gary EN 0 3 .000 31 41 15 7 35 4.35 Moline Stan KI 0 4 .000 46 51 24 27 33 4.73 Lumsden Bill NB 2 1 .667 28 36 15 8 16 4.88 Benedetti Jeff SK 3 2 .600 47 45 27 35 42 5.21 Pakadakis Buddy KI 1 5 .167 39 48 23 18 40 5.31 Delainey Fred UN 1 4 .200 33 49 37 29 17 10.19
Gray Terry KI                          2  0 1.000
Robertson Dave UN 2 1 .500 Harris Hal UN 1 0 1.000 Will Randy EN 1 0 1.000 Brandon Gary SK 1 1 .500 Parenteau Ken SK 1 1 .500 Bringhurst Stu KI 1 2 .333
Rosenstein Tom UN 0 1 .500 Burton Dean UN 0 1 .000 Chavez Jesse UN 0 1 .000 Christiaens Tom KI 0 1 .000 Dahl Richard KI 0 1 .000 Gautschi Shelly SK 0 1 .000 Saisi Al KI 0 1 .000 Schommer Jim KI 0 1 .000 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
Fisher Mark RIV               100     44        7                      .440
Wiebe Dennis BR                90     36                               .400
Ongarato Mike GV               92     36                               .391
Thompson Bob BR                81     31        4                      .383
Furman Stan SOU               111     40                               .360
Hemstad Norm NE                88     31                               .352
Gies Don BIN                  120     42        5                      .350
Williamson Bob RIV            108     37                               .343
Wilson Bob BR                  75     26                               .347
Araujo Jerry HAM               98     32                               .327
Moffatt Brian SOU             108     35                               .324
Lynd Terry MCA                116     37                               .319
Chapple Bill BR               100     31                               .310
Poole Wayne MCA               100     31                               .310
Morrison John DA               88     27                               .307
Lowes Dale MCA                 79     24        4                      .304
Luhowy Don GV                 109     33                               .303
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
Bruels Ray SOU 10 3 .769
McGorman Don NE 8 3 .727
Harvey Dale BR 5 2 .714
Stone Ross DA 5 2 .714
Hodgson Brian BR 7 3 .700
Everard Grant RIV 9 5 .643