Eston Ramblers captured the SMBL title for the second time in the four years of the league downing the pennant-winning Moose Jaw Devons in three straight games in the final. Eston won six consecutive playoff games en route to the championship.
Regina's Andy Logan, the 1978 batting champion, has been named the SMBL's Most Valuable Player. Logan (left) who hit .452 and led the circuit in hits, doubles and triples, was one of four starters from the Red Sox on the Saskatchewan Major Baseball League first all-star team. Another three made the second squad and a Regina player was named Rookie of the Year.
Logan was selected as the all-star catcher while Regina third baseman Bill Bell and outfielders Doug Simon and Ross Mahoney joined him on the dream team.
Moose Jaw placed three on the first squad, right-handed pitcher Pete Maus, lefty Rod Heisler and outfielder Jim Baba. Saskatoon had a pair, outfielder Roy Kemp and second baseman Cal Thompson. Shortstop Greg Zunino of Eston (right) rounded out the team.
Ross Lynd of the Red Sox was named the circuit's top rookie.
The second team featured one of the first teamers, but at a different position. Pete Maus was selected as an outfielder. Moose Jaw teammate Ned Andreoni was named shortstop. Regina had three players, first baseman Rich Gergley, second baseman Jim Paisley and pitcher Randy Sawa who tied for his spot with Bob Currie of Moose Jaw. Right-handed pitcher Jerry Wek made the alternate squad as did third sacker Don Sasser and outfielder Randy Arthur of Eston and three from Unity, outfielders Ken Haanen and Gord Johnson and catcher Gary Wilburn.