Western Canada Baseball 1954-1964


1954 SASKATCHEWAN LEAGUE
Saskatoon Gems
43
17
North Battleford Beavers
31
28
11.5
Rosetown Phillies
30
30
13.0
Indian Head Rockets
29
31
14.0
Moose Jaw Mallards
24
35
18.5
Lloydminster Meridians
22
38
21.0
1954 Game Reports   
1954 Playoffs  
1954 Photo Gallery 
1954 Snapshots
1954 Lloydminster Team Photos
1954 Saskatoon Gems
1954 North Battleford Beavers 
1954 Rosetown Phillies 
       
1955 WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE
Saskatoon Gems 46 20  
Edmonton Eskimos 42 23 3.5
Moose Jaw Mallards 34 29 10.5
Regina Braves 30 36 16.0
North Battleford Beavers 23 43 23.0
Lloydminster Meridians 19 43 25.0
1955 Game Reports
1955 Playoffs/Global Series 
1955 Photo Gallery 
1955 Snapshots
1955 Lloydminster Team Photo
1955 Edmonton Eskimos
1955 Saskatoon Gems
1955 Moose Jaw Mallards
1955 Canada's Global Series Team
       
1956 WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE
Edmonton Eskimos 38 26  
Saskatoon Gems 39 29 1.0
North Battleford Beavers 37 31 3.0
Lloydminster Meridians 26 36 11.0
Moose Jaw Mallards 22 41 15.5
Regina Braves 19 43 18.0
(Interlocking schedule with ManDak League)
1956 Game Reports
1956 Playoffs  
1956 Photo Gallery  
1956 Snapshots
1956 Lloydminster Meridians
1956 North Battleford Beavers
1956 Moose Jaw Mallards
1956 Edmonton Eskimos
1956 Salaries/Budget
       
1957 WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE
Moose Jaw Mallards 41 23  
Edmonton Eskimos 37 26 3.5
Saskatoon Gems 36 31 6.5
Regina Braves 31 38 12.5
North Battleford Beavers 28 40 15.0
Lloydminster Meridians 25 40 16.5
(Moose Jaw & Lloydminster each had a tie)
1957 Game Reports
1957 Playoffs & Global Series 
1957 Photo Gallery 
1957 Snapshots  
1957 Edmonton Eskimos  
1957 Moose Jaw Mallards 
       
1958 WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE
Saskatoon Commodores 31 23  
Williston Oilers 30 23 0.5
Lloydminster/North Battleford Combines 27 25 3.0
Moose Jaw Mallards 25 28 5.5
Edmonton Eskimos 22 27 6.5
Regina Braves 21 30 8.5
(Regina forfeited to Edmonton, August 5th)
1958 Game Reports
1958 Playoffs  
1958 Photo Gallery    
1958 Snapshots
1958 Lloydminster-North Battleford
1958 Edmonton Eskimos           
1958 Saskatoon Commodores       
       
1959 CANADIAN-AMERICAN LEAGUE
Edmonton Eskimos 39 29  
Lloydminster/North Battleford Combines 33 31 4.0
Regina Senators 34 32 4.0
Saskatoon Commodores 31 36 7.5
Williston Oilers 29 38 9.5
1959 Game Reports
1959 Playoffs 
1959 Photo Gallery 
1959 Snapshots
1959 Edmonton Eskimos
1959 Regina Senators  
1959 Saskatoon Commodores

1960 WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE
Lloydminster Meridians 36 31  
Lethbridge White Sox 36 32 0.5
Saskatoon Commodores 32 36 4.5
Calgary Buffaloes 31 36 5.0
1960 Game Reports
1960 Playoffs  
1960 Photo Gallery 
1960 Snapshots
1960 Lloydminster Meridians
1960 Saskatoon Commodores
       
1960 Lethbridge White Sox  
       
1961 WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE
Saskatoon Commodores 46 16  
Lloydminster/M-Hat Meridains 28 29 15.5
Lethbridge White Sox 25 38 21.5
Edmonton Eskimos 20 36 23.0
1961 Game Reports
1961 Playoffs
1961 Photo Gallery
1961 Snapshots
1961 Lethbridge White Sox
       
1963 WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE
Saskatoon/M-Hat Commodores 42 26  
Edmonton Oilers 33 35 9.0
Lethbridge Cardinals 33 38 10.5
Calgary Giants 31 40 12.5
1963 Game reports 
1963 Photo Gallery 
1963 Snapshots 
     
       
1964 WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE
Edmonton Oilers 37 23  
Calgary Giants 33 27 4.0
Saskatoon Blues 29 30 7.5
Lethbridge Cardinals 20 39 16.5
1964 Game reports 
1964 Photo Gallery 
1964 Snapshots  
1964 Edmonton Oilers  
1964 Calgary Giants  
1964 Lethbridge Cardinals 
1964 Saskatoon Blues
       
 

 

WCBL, the last ten years

 

1954 Managers
Indian Head Rockets       Jose "Hippy" Hernandez
Lloydminster Meridians    Robert Linck
Moose Jaw Mallards        Larry Isbell,┬áBill Conroy
North Battleford Beavers  Emile Francis
Rosetown Phillies         Benny Hill
Saskatoon Gems            Ralph Mabee

Games : Five players tied with - 60
Average : Ted Wills, Saskatoon - .336
Runs : Percy Trimont, Saskatoon - 51
RBI : Collins Jones, Moose Jaw - 46
Hits : Jones, Moose Jaw - 80
2B : Jones, Moose Jaw - 19
3B : Trimont, Saskatoon - 9
Home Runs : Trimont, Saskatoon - 11
Stolen Bases : Mario Herrera, Saskatoon - 24

Games : Preston Bessicks, Rosetown - 23
ERA : Jim Morrow Saskatoon - 2.55*
Wins : Sergio Fabre, Indian Head, Don Kirk & Bennie Griggs, Saskatoon - 10
Losses : Four players with - 8
Pct : Fabre, Indian Head - 1.000, 10-0
Innings : Griggs, Saskatoon - 133
SO : Max Weekly, Lloydminster - 103
BB :
Griggs, Saskatoon - 67

* All runs against, league did not keep track of earned runs.

1955 Managers
Edmonton Eskimos          Roy Carlson, Jim Ryan
Lloydminster Meridians    Don Stewart
Moose Jaw Mallards        Roy Taylor
North Battleford Beavers  Ken Nelson
Regina Braves             Pete Beiden
Saskatoon Gems            Ralph Mabee

Games : Five players tied with - 66
Average : Cliff Pemberton, Saskatoon - .360
Runs : Calix Bauer, Edmonton - 69
RBI : Norm Forbes, Edmonton - 57
Hits : Len Farrell, Edmonton - 92
2B : Farrell, Edmonton - 26
3B : Joe Pedrazzini, Regina - 9
Home Runs : Bauer, Edmonton - 10
Stolen Bases :
Mario Herrera, Saskatoon - 30

Games : Tom Garcia, North Battleford - 22
ERA : Dale Bloom, Edmonton - 1.72
Wins : Charles Bogan, Saskatoon - 12
Losses : Richard "Dixie" Walker, Regina & Tom Garcia, North Battleford - 9
Pct : Sergio Fabre, Saskatoon - .889, (8-1)
Innings : Garcia, North Battleford - 122
SO : Robert Jones, Saskatoon - 103
BB : Bennie Griggs, Saskatoon - 72

1956 Managers
Edmonton Eskimos          Wayne L. Tucker
Lloydminster Meridians    Stan Karpinski
Moose Jaw Mallards        Roy Taylor
North Battleford Beavers  Emile Francis
Regina Braves             Pete Beiden
Saskatoon Gems            Ralph Mabee

Games : Bob Herron & Curtis Tate, North Battleford - 68
Average : Cliff Pemberton, Saskatoon - .349
Runs : Jose
Valladares, Saskatoon - 58
RBI : Herron, North Battleford - 60
Hits : Pemberton, Saskatoon - 90
2B : Herron, North Battleford & Valladares, Saskatoon - 18
3B : Pemberton, Saskatoon - 9
Home Runs : Tom Shollin, Edmonton - 12
Stolen Bases : Valladares, Saskatoon - 17

Games : Stan Karpinski Lloydminster, & Tom Garcia, North Battleford - 24
ERA : Dale Zeigler, Edmonton - 2.32
Wins : Mike Dayne, North Battleford - 13
Losses : Ron Watts, Moose Jaw - 10
Pct : Zeigler & Ralph Vold, Edmonton - .750, (6-2)
Innings : Garcia, North Battleford - 142
SO : James Stevens, Saskatoon - 124
BB : Zeigler, Edmonton - 79

1957 Managers
Edmonton Eskimos          Wayne L. Tucker
Lloydminster Meridians    Ed Tanner
Moose Jaw Mallards        Floyd Temple
North Battleford Beavers  Emile Francis
Regina Braves             Suge Carter, Pete Beiden
Saskatoon Gems            Cliff Pemberton, Allan Cross

Games : Bobby Cesar, Regina - 69
Average : Ernie Rodriguez, Moose Jaw - .402
Runs : Rodriguez, Moose Jaw - 67
RBI : Len Tucker, Saskatoon - 68
Hits : Rodriguez, Moose Jaw - 98
2B : Ike Jackson, Regina - 23
3B : Cesar, Regina - 11
Home Runs : Tucker, Saskatoon - 18
Stolen Bases :
Tom Roberts & Roberto Zayas Lloydminster - 18

Games : Bennie Griggs, North Battleford - 29
ERA : Dale Zeigler, Edmonton - 2.40
Wins : Zeigler, Edmonton, William Vanderlann, Regina & Blaine Sylvester, Edmonton - 11
Losses : Tom Garcia, North Battleford - 11
Pct : Gordon Nevers, Moose Jaw - .833, (10-2)
Innings : Griggs, North Battleford - 147
SO : Zeigler, Edmonton - 149
BB :
Zeigler, Edmonton - 127

1958 Managers
Edmonton Eskimos          Wayne L. Tucker
Lloydminster/
North Battleford Combines Ken Nelson
Moose Jaw Mallards        Cliff Pemberton
Regina Braves             Robert Mistele, Roland Jones
Saskatoon Commodores      Roy Taylor
Williston Oilers          Zoonie McLean

Games : Four players with - 52
Average : Jerry Adair, Williston - .409
Runs : Adair, Williston - 65
RBI : Leon Wilson, Lloydminster-NB - 53
Hits : Adair, Williston - 83
2B : Adair, Williston - 16
3B : Robert Foster, Moose Jaw - 7
Home Runs : Adair, Williston, Wilson, Lloydminster-NB & Higgino Alvarez, Regina - 10
Stolen Bases :
Tom Bergeron, Lloydminster-NB - 18

Games : Bennie Griggs, Lloydminster-NB - 19
ERA : Robert Smith, Williston - 2.72
Wins : Gene Graves, Saskatoon, Roland Jones, Regina & Bennie Griggs, Lloydminster-NB - 9
Losses : Dave Kosteniuk, Moose Jaw & Paul Springer, Lloydminster-NB - 7
Pct : Smith, Williston - .889, (8-1)
Innings : Griggs, Lloydminster-NB - 120
SO : Griggs, Lloydminster-NB - 93
BB : Kosteniuk, Moose Jaw - 58

1959 Managers
Edmonton Eskimos          Stan Charnofsky
Lloydminster/
North Battleford Combines Mike Dayne
Regina Senators           Wayne L. Tucker
Saskatoon Commodores      Roy Taylor
Williston Oilers          Zoonie McLean

Games : Gord Morgan, Saskatoon-Williston - 70
Average : Bill Lynn, Williston - .376
Runs : Tom Satriano, Edmonton - 61
RBI : Curly Williams, Lloydminster-NB - 59
Hits : Lynn, Williston - 99
2B : Stan Charnofsky, Edmonton - 17
3B : Don Buford, Lloydminster-NB - 11
Home Runs : Williams, Lloydminster-NB - 11
Stolen Bases :
Buford, Lloydminster-NB - 19

Games : Gene Graves, Saskatoon - 32
ERA : Graves, Saskatoon - 2.86
Wins : Norman Forsythe, Edmonton - 14
Losses : Lewis Hobson, Saskatoon - 10
Pct : Forsythe, Edmonton - .824, (14-3)
Innings : Graves, Saskatoon - 148
SO : Graves, Saskatoon - 145
BB : Mark Clark, Williston - 96

1960 Managers
Calgary Buffaloes         Clark Rex
Lethbridge White Sox      George Wesley
Lloydminster Meridians    Cliff Pemberton
Saskatoon Commodores      Roland Jones

Games : Tom Bergeron, Lloydminster & Gord Wesley, Lethbridge - 66
Average : Cliff Pemberton, Lloydminster - .398
Runs : Stan Busch, Lethbridge - 58
RBI : Lee Murphy, Lethbridge - 52
Hits : Murphy, Lethbridge & Pete Estrada, Saskatoon - 80
2B : Curly Williams, Lloydminster - 19
3B : Bill Lynn, Saskatoon - 7
Home Runs : Murphy, Lethbridge - 18
Stolen Bases :
Tom Bergeron, Lloydminster - 15

Games : Gene Graves, Calgary, Roland Jones, Saskatoon & Paul Timme, Saskatoon - 22
ERA : Sterling Slaughter, Calgary-Lloydminster - 2.17
Wins : Ted Richardson, Lloydminster & Jones, Saskatoon - 11
Losses : Graves, Calgary, Timme, Saskatoon & Dick Dyer, Lloydminster - 10
Pct : Bob Bolingbroke, Lethbridge - .818, (9-2)
Innings : Jones, Saskatoon - 127
SO : Jones, Saskatoon - 119
BB : Richardson, Lloydminster - 71

1961 Managers
Edmonton Eskimos          John Carbray, Clark Rex
Lethbridge White Sox      George Wesley
Lloydminster/
Medicine Hat Meridians    Cliff Pemberton, "Curly" Williams
Saskatoon Commodores      Lyle Olsen

Games :
Average : Lyle Olsen, Saskatoon - .388
Runs :
RBI : John Boccabella, Saskatoon - 63
Hits :
2B :
3B :
Home Runs : Ray Barboza, Edmonton - 15
Stolen Bases :
Ernie Fazio, Saskatoon - 28

Games : Roland Jones, Edmonton - 22
ERA : Dan Schneider, Saskatoon - 2.19
Wins : Bob Peters, Saskatoon - 11
Losses :
Pct : Peters, Saskatoon - .917, (11-1)
Innings :
SO : Schneider, Saskatoon - 93
BB :

1963 Managers
Calgary Giants            John Carbray
Edmonton Oilers           Clark Rex
Lethbridge Cardinals      Ray Young
Saskatoon/Medicine Hat
Commodores
                Lyle Olsen

Games :
Average : Tim Cullen, Calgary - .345
Runs : Howard Martin, Medicine Hat - 56
RBI : Cullen, Calgary & Harry Laiolo, LB - 62
Hits : Cullen, Calgary - 101
2B : Cullen, Calgary & Gary Sutherland, Edmonton - 19
3B : Sutherland, Edmonton - 7
Home Runs : Cullen, Calgary - 19
Stolen Bases :
Howard Martin, Medicine Hat - 19

Games : Bill Brasher, Medicine Hat - 25
ERA : Walt Peterson, Edmonton - 1.40
Wins : Nelson Briles, Calgary - 11
Losses : Pete Mauritson, Lethbridge - 9
Pct : Larry Fisher, Medicine Hat - .889, (8-1)
Innings : Tom Pederson Tom, Edmonton & Briles, Calgary - 132
SO :
BB :

1964 Managers
Calgary Giants            John Carbray
Edmonton Oilers           Clark Rex
Lethbridge Cardinals      Howard Lowder
Saskatoon Blues
           Lyle Olsen

Games :
Average : Louis Smith, Edmonton - .344
Runs : Katsu Shitanashi, Edmonton - 56
RBI : Ted Bridges, Edmonton - 52
Hits : Tom Brogan, Saskatoon - 76
2B : Brogan, Saskatoon & Larry McWhirter, Calgary - 16
3B : Kit Putnam, Edmonton, Bruce Carmichael, Saskatoon & Bill Schmidt, Saskatoon - 8
Home Runs : McWhirter, Calgary - 9
Stolen Bases :
Shitanashi, Edmonton - 33

Games : Phil Capka, Saskatoon - 30
ERA : Gary Conger, Lethbridge - 2.46
Wins : John Pearce, Edmonton - 10
Losses : Pete Mauritsen, Lethbridge - 12
Pct : Capka, Saskatoon - .750, (9-3)
I
nnings : Paul Coleman, Calgary - 119
SO : Coleman, Calgary - 108
BB : Larry McDonald, Saskatoon - 90

WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE RECORDS

Games : 70, Gord Morgan, Saskatoon-Williston, 1959
Average : .409, Jerry Adair, Williston, 1958
Runs : 69, Calix Bauer, Edmonton, 1955
RBI : 68, Len Tucker, Saskatoon, 1957
Hits : 101, Tim Cullen, Calgary, 1963
2B : 26, Len Farrell, Edmonton, 1955
3B : 11, Bobby Cesar, Regina, 1957 & Don Buford, Lloydminster-NB, 1959
Home Runs : 19, Tim Cullen, Calgary, 1963
Stolen Bases : 33, Katsu Shitanashi, Edmonton, 1964

Games : 32, Gene Graves, Saskatoon, 1959
ERA : 1.40, Walt Peterson, Edmonton, 1963
Wins : 14, Norman Forsythe, Edmonton, 1959
Losses : 12, Pete Mauritsen, Lethbridge, 1964
Pct : 1.000, Sergio Fabre, Saskatoon (10-0), 1954
Innings : 148, Gene Graves, Saskatoon, 1959
SO : 149, Dale Zeigler, Edmonton, 1957
BB : 96, Mark Clark, Williston, 1959