Statistics, 1975       

ALBERTA MAJOR BASEBALL LEAGUE

Controversy surrounded the naming of Gord Graves as the Alberta Major Baseball League's 1975 batting champion. Graves, who left the Red Deer M and K Generals with five games remaining, won the title with a .369 average but according to Generals' team officials Pete Duncan should have received the award. A newspaper report said team statistics showed Duncan with a .382 average, but was overlooked in the league statistics.

Generals' Al McKee and John Self of the Calgary Jimmies were tied for second with .354 marks while Rich Givens, also of Calgary, was at .341 and Lorne Niven of Edmonton Tigers at .337. Grant Becker of Red Deer was tops in runs, with 26. Gary Ledbetter's seven homer runs topped the circuit and Mike Lester led in steals with 11. Bob Bridges of Red Deer was the top pitcher with a 5-1 record and a sparkling earned run average of 1.61. Wayne Kirby of the Tigers had a 1.85 ERA and had the most wins with a 7-3 record and in strikeouts with 75. Edmonton's Ray Brown had the most appearances, 14, and innings pitched, 74.


ALBERTA MAJOR LEAGUE GP AB R H TB 2B 3B HR SB RBI PCT
Graves Gord RD 84 13 31 .369 McKee Al RD 99 18 35 22 .354 (1) Self John CGJ 99 12 35 5 .354 Givens Rich CGJ 82 12 28 5 .341 Nivens Lorne ET 104 14 35 .337 VanDeKeere Keith BH 90 10 30 7 .333 Commodore Wayne ET 110 17 35 3 5 .318 Picone Gary BH 98 14 31 7 .316 Duncan Pete RD 111 18 34 8 5 25 .306 Becker Grant RD 108 26 33 7 .306 Hanna Blair RD 22 Urabe Phil RD 22 9 Ledbetter Gary RD 7 Hendley Terry BH 5 Brown Ray ET 5 Coil Marty RD 5 22 Lester Mike BH 11
Red Deer Generals (League & non-league) Young Tim RD 2 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 .429 Rasmussen Randy RD 3 12 4 5 0 0 0 0 2 .417 Commodore Wayne RD 7 25 7 10 0 0 4 0 11 .400 Dalton Rick RD 3 13 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 .385 Ledbetter Gary RD 22 89 21 34 0 0 8 0 24 .382 Duncan Pete RD 51 199 40 75 0 0 9 0 47 .377 Graves Gord RD 36 136 20 46 0 0 2 0 22 .338 McCook Brian RD 7 18 4 6 0 0 0 0 7 .333 Niven Lorne RD 5 18 4 6 0 0 1 0 3 .333 Pasutto Don RD 17 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 Coil Marty RD 36 140 34 46 0 0 6 0 29 .329 Pierson Gary RD 10 34 5 11 2 0 0 2 4 .324 Urabe Phil RD 44 179 42 57 0 0 1 0 29 .318 McKee Al RD 46 180 36 57 0 0 5 0 30 .317 Becker Grant RD 43 184 45 55 0 0 1 8 17 .299 Hanna Blair RD 53 196 33 57 0 0 4 0 30 .291 Sowinski Dave RD 7 27 8 6 0 0 0 0 1 .222 Bridges Bob RD 24 28 2 6 0 0 1 0 4 .214 Franchuk Orv RD 4 14 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .214 Nelson Ken RD 44 172 22 35 0 0 5 0 22 .203 Hawkins RD 4 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 .200 McKee Wayne RD 11 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 .167 Baker Mike RD 11 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143 Pomicpic Reg RD 24 84 10 12 0 0 1 0 7 .143 Tucker Gord RD 23 57 4 6 0 0 0 0 6 .105 Cardwell Fred RD 14 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 Comstock Keith RD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Gilroy Jack RD 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Lee Mark RD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
(1) The published report showed 88 Abs, but noted a .354 average.
Source : Edmonton Journal, August 20, 1975 & Red Deer statistician Harry Kuharchuk
ALBERTA MAJOR LEAGUE             G  GS  CG  W  L   PCT  IP   H  BB  SO  WP    ERA
Bridges Bob RD                   8       4  5  1  .833  56  43  13  58       1.61
Kirby Wayne ET                  11       4  6  3  .667  68          75       1.85
VanDeKeere Keith BH                         4  4  .500  53          39       2.55
Forgie Ray CGJ                              1  3  .250  35          26       2.57
Brown Ray  ET                   14          4  3  .571  74          70       2.68
Thompson Doug ET                11          2  3  .400  61          43       2.80
Hamagami Brian BH                           3  0 1.000  48          41       2.81
Cardwell Fred RD                 9          2  3  .400  50  48  15  38       3.06
Hendley Terry BH                            2  5  .286  68          60       3.71
Lychak Ken BH                               1  3  .250  52          26       3.80
Pasutto Don RD                   9          4  1  .800  40  41   7  23       3.83
Peterson Ron CGJ                11       6
Givens Rich CGJ                          4
Red Deer Generals (All games) Coil Marty RD 4 1 0 .000 15 9 8 10 0.60 Duncan Pete RD 6 6 0 1.000 46 31 0 0 1.18 Bridges Bob RD 17 11 1 .917 118 90 0 0 1.45 Lee Mark RD 2 2 0 1.000 18 13 0 0 2.00 Cardwell Fred RD 15 5 5 .500 89 81 0 0 2.44 Pasutto Don RD 17 6 1 .857 69 69 0 0 2.86 Comstock Keith RD 1 0 0 .000 6 7 0 0 3.00 McKee Al RD 2 1 0 .000 12 13 0 0 3.08 Baker Mike RD 8 4 1 .800 41 38 0 0 3.27 McKee Wayne RD 11 6 3 .667 49 48 0 0 4.59
 


SASKATCHEWAN MAJOR BASEBALL LEAGUE

Hal Harris of Unity Cardinals ran away with the batting title in the inaugural year of the Saskatchewan Baseball League.  In statistics printed in the Unity and Eston papers, Harris compiled a .431 average to top his nearest challenger teammate Hugh McIvor at .396.  Bob Brown of the Saskatoon Boston Royals was third with a .381 mark.  (The numbers didn't always match the text in the stories. For example, the text in the Unity paper credited Harris with 6 homers, while the stats sheet showed 5.)

The limited pitching statistics available had Glen Burdon of Regina as the ERA champion with a 1.27 mark but in just 21 innings. John Littlefield of Eston was the top winner, with six. Gorman Heimueller of Eston had an outstanding summer with a 2.25 ERA in 76 innings and a league-leading 73 strike outs.

 

AVE : Harris UN = .431 
HITS : Ongarato EN - 30
DOUBLES : Ongarato EN - 9
TRIPLES : Irvine EN - 3
HOME RUNS : Harris UN - 6
RBI : Harris UN - 31
SASKATCHEWAN MAJOR LEAGUE G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT Harris Hal UN 58 20 25 5 .431 McIvor Hugh UN 53 10 21 .396 Brown Bob SKR 42 7 16 .381 Gergley Rich RGR 50 11 18 5 2 .360 Baba Jim MJD 53 16 19 .358 Erfle Gary MJD 70 25 25 7 .357 Ongarato Mike EN 84 20 30 9 16 .357 Hennenfent Randy MJD 46 3 16 .348 Andrew Reg EN 73 9 24 .329 Andreoni Ned MJD 55 14 18 .327 Munch Randy SKR 46 7 15 5 .326 Mahoney Ross SC 40 11 13 3 .325 Unity (League/Tournament/Exhibition)
G AB R H 2B 3B HR SB BB SO RBI PCT Harris Hal UN 31 112 31 48 8 28 17 40 .429 McIvor Hugh UN 24 90 14 32 3 17 9 26 .356 Lampitt Neil UN 24 94 21 30 0 16 8 7 .319 Ralston ED UN 33 128 19 39 2 17 21 18 .305 Eddingfield Darrell UN 20 54 9 14 0 23 16 9 .259 Guyon Steve UN 13 40 8 10 0 6 10 8 .250 Kelley Brad UN 31 108 16 26 1 14 36 14 .241 Sharpe Tom UN 28 106 16 22 0 21 11 11 .208 Merkowsky Byron UN 11 39 7 8 0 5 12 2 .205 Herback Tim UN 25 62 9 12 0 14 18 7 .194 Miller Glen UN 29 104 9 18 0 14 22 11 .173 Sources : Unity Herald Aug 6 & 20, Eston Press Aug 13 EN=Eston Ramblers, MJD=Moose Jaw Devons, RGR=Regina Red Sox, SC=Swift Current,
SKR=Saskatoon Boston Royals
SASKATCHEWAN MAJOR LEAGUE G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO ERA Burdon Glen RGR 2 0 21 14 3 12 7 1.27 Littlefield John EN 6 1 58 36 12 7 57 1.86 Hollands Glen MJD 3 0 29 23 7 23 27 2.17 Heimueller Gorman EN 5 4 76 70 19 31 73 2.25 McIntyre Don UN 1 1 21 20 6 4 12 2.61 Heisler Rod MJD 5 11 53 39 17 35 38 2.87
Unity (League/Tournament/Exhibition)
G GS CG W L PCT IP H R ER BB SO ERA Cuadros Al UN 3 1 0 13 4 9 18 0.69 Harris Hal UN 2 0 1 6 7 1 3 1.45 Guyon Steve UN 8 4 3 33 29 16 33 1.91 Sharpe Tom UN 13 4 1 62 52 20 79 2.45 McIntyre Don UN 8 1 3 41 40 16 26 3.29 Herback Tim UN 4 2 0 18 18 7 6 3.87 Kelley Brad UN 12 6 2 63 62 28 80 4.57 Whiting Bob UN 1 1 0 3 4 2 1 6.00 Ferguson Gary UN 7 1 3 22 34 8 20 6.77


MANITOBA SENIOR BASEBALL LEAGUE

Rick McFadyen of the Brandon Cloverleads edged Wayne Poole of McAuler Blazers for the 1975 batting crown in the Manitoba Senior League. McFadyen finished with a .418 mark, just two points ahead of Poole`s .416. Ron Ramsey of Hamiota and Bob Williamson of Riverside tied for third with .385 averages. 

Dan Kaupla of McAuley topped the hurlers with a 9-1 record, three more wins than Bruce Bremer of Binscarth who won six of seven decisions.

MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE      AB  R  H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO HBRBI   PCT
McFadyen Rick BR            67    28                             .418
Poole Wayne MCA             89    37                             .416
Ramsey Ron HAM              78    30                             .385
Williamson Bob RIV          78    30                             .385
Cameron Greg SOU            64    24                             .375
Furman Stan SOU             78    29                             .372
Bremer Bruce BIN            78    29                             .372
Jamieson Barry MCA          89    33                             .371
Angers Pat NE               59    21                             .356
Thompson Bob BR             76    26                             .342
Araujo Jerry DA             85    29                             .341
Hartel Morley RIV           81    27                             .333
Manthorn Dave DA            60    20                             .333
Henuset Boyd VIR            70    23                             .329
McPhail Doug HAM            68    22                             .324
Seafoot Cliff RIV           59    19                             .322
Fisher Mark RIV             75    24                             .320
Percha Brian MCA            79    25                             .316
McGorman Ron NE             76    24                             .316
Bell Craig RIV              89    28                             .315
McGehee Pat ANG             74    23                             .311
Hodgson Glen BIN            81    25                             .309
Keating Garry DA            68    21                             .309
Rottman Dave DA             78    24                             .308
Wilson Bob BR               69    21                             .304
Ortynsky Deryl GV           76    23                             .303
Labossiere Mike HAM         63    19                             .302
Source :  Brandon Sun, August 6, 1975
ANG=Angusville, BIN=Binscarth, BR=Brandon, DA=Dauphin, HAM=Hamiota, MCA=McAuley, 
RIV=Riversale, SOU=Souris
MANITOBA SENIOR LEAGUE   G GS CG   W  L  PCT   IP  AB   H BB SO HB WP BK SHO ERA
Kaupla Dan MCA 9 1
Bremer Bruce BIN 6 1
Falk Gerry DA 5 1
Rottman Dave DA 4 1
Langston Jon MCA 4 1
 


QUESNEL SENIOR LEAGUE

Ivan Malinosky of Billy Barkers claimed the batting title in the Quesnel Senior Baseball League with a .478 average in 67 at bats. Steve Amis of Kopetski A’s was second at .429 and teammate Jack Marsh third with a .411 mark. Pete Swanson of Kopetski's was named the top pitcher with a perfect 5-0 record.

QUESNEL SENIOR LEAGUE           GP  AB   R   H  TB  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
Malinosky Ivan BB                   67      32                          .478
Amiss Steve KA                      42      18                          .429
Marsh Jack KA                       56      23                          .411
Booth John BB                       65      26                          .400
Weremy Joe BB                       51      20                          .392
Alton Jim BB                        49      19                          .388
Knight Mel CC                       59      22                          .373
Festerling Don JH                   51      19                          .373
Phoenix Dale JH                     44      16                          .364
West Harry CC                       47      17                          .362
Source : Quesnel Cariboo Observer, September 3, 1975
QUESNEL SENIOR LEAGUE            G  GS  CG  W  L   PCT  IP   H  BB  SO  WP    ERA
Swanson Pete KA                             5  0
Atkins Bud KA                               5  2
Begg Ed KA                                  3  0
Johnson Bill BB                             3  0
Seaman Wayne BB                             3  0
       


MANITOBA INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE

In Manitoba Intermediate ball Boris Happychuk of Giroux batted an even .500 to take the hit crown for 1975. Gerry Hogue of Sanford was the runner-up at .462. Gord Leduchowski and Teulon and Roy Seidler of Giroux tied for the most wins, each with 4-1 records.

MANITOBA INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE    GP  AB   R   H  TB  2B  3B  HR  SB RBI   PCT
Happychuk Boris GX                  26      13                          .500
Hogue Gerry RMM                     26      12                          .462
Ramsey Don TEU                      33      15                          .455
Leduchowski George TEU              24      10                          .417
Mutcheson Mike TEU                  23       9                          .391
Seidler Wayne GX                    39      15                          .385
Jaremy Ron TEU                      27      10                          .370
McLarty Murray TEU                  11       4                          .364
Seidler Brian GX                    43      15                          .349
Banera Nick GX                      36      12                          .333
Source - Steinbach Carillon, August 6, 1975
MANITOBA INTERMEDIATE LEAGUE     G  GS  CG  W  L   PCT  IP   H  BB  SO  WP    ERA
Leduchowski Gord TEU                        4  1                             1.63
Seider Roy GX                               4  1                             2.12
Seidler Wayne GX                            3  0                             4.20
Lesowski Les TEU                            2  0                             0.50
Leduchowski George TEU                      2  1                             3.05