1960 Game Reports, Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley     

1960 Vancouver, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley 
1960 BC Interior 
1960 Vancouver Island   


Coquitlam, Duffs, Langley, Maillardville, Maple Ridge, Port Moody, South Burnaby

(May 5)   Norm LeClair drove in the tying and winning runs with a seventh inning single Thursday to give Maillardville Athletics a 3-2 victory over Port Moody.  Rollie Chabot fired a four-hitter and whiffed seven for the A's in an impressive mound performance.

Chabot (W) and xxx
xxx and xxx

(May 8)  Bill Gillespie racked up 18 strikeouts Sunday in pitching the Duffs to a 7-2 victory over Port Moody. The 23-year-old right-hander allowed just five hits in the Central Park action.  Left fielder Les Scharf slugged a pair of doubles and drove in two runs for the winners.

Wilde (L), Lehman (3) and Docker
Gillespie (W) and Leonard

In an evening game, Port Moody cashed in on eight unearned runs to whip the Duffs 11-5. Tom Bryant went the distance with a seven-hitter for the win.

Esche (L), Heathcote (3) and Leonard
Bryant (W) and Dutkewich

(May 13)  18-year-old Norm LeClair, in his first year of senior ball, was outstanding Friday in pitching Maillardville to a 4-1 triumph over the Dufferins.  The left-hander threw a two-hitter with ten strikeouts. He lost a bid for a shutout in the sixth when he issued two walks and was touched for an infield single for the only Duffs' run. 

LeClair (W) and Tuckey
Heathcote (L) and Leonard

(May 15)  Clutch hitting kept the South Burnaby Athletics in high gear in a  pair of Dewdney League clashes. The A’s responded to the pressure in recording a brace of one-run victories to remain undefeated in four games this season.  Al Miller’s pinch-hit single in the tenth inning with the bases loaded drove in two runs to give South Burnaby a 7 to 6 win over Maillardville at Central Park in an afternoon fixture. Bill Kinder slammed a home run for the Athletics in this tilt.

Michaud, LeClair (L) (7) and Arrowsmith
Bowles, Smith (6), Barton (W) (9) and Edwards

Kinder’s one-bagger with the sacks full then allowed the A’s to win their second of the day, a 4 to 4 conquest of hosting Port Moody.  

Mathews, Smith (W) (1) and Beckett, Edwards (4)
Lehman (L), Bryant (7) and Dutkewich

(May 15)  Unbeaten Coquitlam doubled the invading Vancouver Duffs 6 to 3 as starting slabster Davis, with eighth-inning relief assistance from Morley Deans, copped the pitching win.

Gillespie (L), Drummond (5) and Leonard
Davis (W), Deans (8) and Cameron

(May 17)  Speedballer Morley Deans fired a three-hitter as undefeated Coquitlam dumped home-standing Langley 7 to 3. The victory was the third for Deans and sixth for Coquitlam.

Deans (W) and Cameron, Kuntz (7)
R. Van Ieperen (L), D. Van Ieperen (3), Wark (4), Nickerson (6), Kwasnicki (7) and Leschyshyn, Field (7)

(May 20)  Catcher Wayne Leonard cracked out four hits, including a two-run homer, to pace Duffs to an 8-5 win over Langley. Ken Noble held the losers to six safeties in going the route for the pitching win.

Kwasnicki (L) and Lescisin
Noble (W) and Leonard

The South Burnaby Athletics coasted to their sixth straight victory Friday as Brad Barton held Coquitlam to three hits in the 3-2 victory. Barton, now 3-0, had a no-hitter into the sixth inning. 

Barton (W) and Edwards
Sabatine (L) and Carpenter

(May 22)   Sore-armed Bill Gillespie saved the day for the Dufferins Sunday in a 6-4 victory over Coquitlam.  Duffs were leading 5-3 going into the seventh when starter John Heathcote ran into trouble loading the bases with none out. Gillespie, who had a 12-1 record last season, calmly retired the side, striking out a pair.

Clark, Deans (4) and Cameron
Heathcote (W), Gillespie (7) and Leonard

(May 23)  A day after a sparkling relief effort, Bill Gillespie, sore wing and all, hurled a brilliant six-hit shutout Monday in the Duffs 3-0 win over Port Moody.

Gillespie (W) and Leonard
Wilde (L), Bryant (6) and Dutkewich

(May 25)   Southpaw Norm LeClair spun a one-hitter Wednesday night as Maillardville blanked Duffs 6-0 at Maillardville.  LeClair had a two-hitter in his other victory.  He fanned six in the route-going effort. Shortstop Stan Stewardson led the offense with three hits. 

Noble (L), Heathcote (2) and Leonard
LeClair (W) and Arrowsmith

At Central Park, 19-year-old Sid Bowles allowed just three hits as undefeated South Burnaby ran its win streak to eight straight in blanking Langley 5-0.  First baseman Al Parks drove in three of the runs with a pair of singles.

VanIeperen (L) and Field
Bowles (W) and Beckett

(May 31)  Maillardville and hosting Maple Ridge battled to an 8 – 8 tie in a Dewdney Baseball League game that was called after eight innings because of darkness.

Chabot, Ridd (7) and Arrowsmith
Fujikawa, Minty (3) and Stinson, Bowyer (3)

(June 3)  The third-place Vancouver Dufferins halted the eight-game winning streak of the first-place South Burnaby Athletics, sailing past the A’s 13 to 7 at Central Park. The Duffs raked three South Burnaby chuckers for 13 base knocks. Leading the attack were catcher Wayne Leonard who tagged a two-run homer in the fourth frame and Lyle Graham who belted a fifth-inning three-run triple. With the win, the Duffs closed to within two points of second-place Coquitlam.

Smith (L), Barton (2), Bowles (3) and Beckett, Edwards (4)
Gillespie (W) and Leonard

(June 5)  Maple Ridge moved into second place in the Dewdney Baseball League with a 13 to 4 win over Langley. Winning pitcher Ken Jorgenson hit a single and a double, driving in four runs.

(June 7)  Playing-manager Fred Sabatine pitched Coquitlam to a 10 to 3 spanking of hosting Langley in Dewdney League play. The winners slammed 16 hits as Bob Trawin led the way with three safeties, accounting for five RBI’s.

Sabatine (W) and Cameron
Wilson (L) and B. Van Ieperen

(June 8)  Right-hander Morley Deans handcuffed the pace-setting South Burnaby A’s as Coquitlam scored a lopsided 14 to 1 Dewdney League win at Central Park.

Deans (W) and Kuntz
Drew (L), Bowles (2), Barton (3), Spees (3), Kozak (7) and Edwards

(June 17)  Coquitlam took another step in their quest to overtake pace-setting South Burnaby when they defeated Port Moody 3 to 1 to move to within three games of the top rung in the Dewdney Baseball League.

Lehman (L) and Eriksson
Clark (W), Deans (7) and Kuntz

(June 17)  Three Langley pitchers issued eight bases-on-balls in the first inning, sounding their death knell as they were walloped 19 to 3 by the Vancouver Dufferins. The win for the Duffs moved them into a fifth-place tie with their victims. Jerry Lorenz homered for the winners.

Tanner (W) and Leonard 
Nickerson (L), Kwasnicki (1), B. Van Ieperen (1) and D. Van Ieperen

Standings                         W      L     T      Pts.
South Burnaby Athletics          12      2     2      26
Coquitlam                        10      6     0      20
Maple Ridge                       8      9     1      17
Maillardville                     7      7     2      16
Langley                           7     10     0      14
Vancouver Dufferins               7     10     0      14 
Port Moody                        5     11     1      11

(June 19)  Paul Wolyniec belted a two-run homer in the bottom-of-the-ninth inning to lead the Vancouver Dufferins past Coquitlam 4 to 2 at Central Park. Until Wolyniec’s blow, Wayne Statton of Coquitlam and the Duffs’ Bill Gillespie had been deadlocked in a tight pitching duel.

Statton (L) and Cameron
Gillespie (W) and Leonard 

(June 21)  Right-hander Bill Gillespie, who came on in relief of starting tosser Bill Guernsey in the third inning with bases loaded and none out, quelled the fire and allowed just one hit during the remaining seven innings as the Vancouver Dufferins bounced homestanding Maple Ridge 6 to 2 in Dewdney League action. Outfielder Lyle Graham stroked four singles and had two RBI’s for the Duffs while teammate Jerry Lorenz hit a two-run triple.

Guernsey, Gillespie (W) (3) and Leonard
Minty (L) and Bowyer 

(June 24)  The Vancouver Dufferins reeled off their fifth straight Dewdney League victory, beating Port Moody 4 to 1 to move into a second-place tie with Coquitlam. Roy Hammond doubled in two runs in the fourth frame for the Duffs.

Bryant (L) and Eriksson 
Heathcote (W), Gillespie (7) and Leonard 

(June 26)  The red-hot Vancouver Dufferins upset the front-running South Burnaby Athletics 7 to 5 in a clash of upper-echelon Dewdney League rivals.

Tanner (W) and Leonard
Bowles (L), Spees (2) and Beckett, Edwards (8)

(June 26)  Coquitlam edged Maple Ridge in a 31-hit slugfest.

(June 26)  Port Moody doubled Langley 4 to 2.

(June 29)  A double by Bob McCram and a single by Tom Knight drove in a run apiece to give Port Moody a 2 to 1 Dewdney League triumph over the South Burnaby Athletics at Central Park.

(July 1-2)  Penticton-Oliver Dominion Day weekend tournament

(July 10)  Bill Gillespie blanked Coquitlam on three hits as the Vancouver Dufferins triumphed 7 to 0. Jerry Lorenz and Norm McLeod tripled for the Duffs while teammates Roy Hammond and Paul Wolyniec nailed doubles.

Gillespie (W) and Leonard
Davis (L) and Cameron

(July 10)  With Rollie Chabot spinning a four-hitter, Maillardville dumped the South Burnaby Athletics 5 to 1.

Chabot (W) and Arrowsmith
Kozak (L), Spees (9) and Miller

(July 12)  Norm McLeod and Ron Curby led the Vancouver Dufferins to a 16 to 8 victory over hosting Langley in Dewdney League action. McLeod went four-for-four with the baton, knocking in four counters, and Curby pounded out two triples to bring in three runs.

Tanner, Drummond (W) (4) and Leonard
Kwasnicki, R. Van Ieperen (L) (3), Wilson (4), Nichols (5), Sitz (6) and B. Van Ieperen

(July 13)  Merv Minty’s three-hit pitching propelled Maple Ridge to a 6 to 2 conquest of the South Burnaby Athletics at Central Park. Minty held the leading A’s hitless between the first and ninth frames when they plated both of their tallies.

Minty (W), Walker (9) and Bowyer
Cronk/Kronk (L), Bowles (4) and Miller 

(July 15)  After a month-long drive, the Vancouver Dufferins finally made it to the top of the Dewdney Baseball league. The defending-champions moved into a tie for top spot in the circuit with the South Burnaby Athletics by soundly beating the A’s 7 to 1 at Central Park. The loss was South Burnaby’s sixth in succession. Bill Gillespie pitched a four-hitter in recording his ninth win against two defeats.

Spees (L), Cronk/Kronk (6), Bowles (7) and Miller
Gillespie (W) and Leonard

(July 17)  The sizzling Vancouver Dufferins reeled off two more Dewdney League wins against different opponents to take over sole possession of top spot in the loop. A 6 to 2 verdict over Port Moody began the proceedings.

Lehman (L), Payne (8) and Eriksson
Heathcote (W), Drummond and Leonard

The Duffs finished the day by walloping Maple Ridge 10 to 3.

Ross (L), Jorgensen (4) and Bowyer
Tanner (W) and Leonard

(July 19)  23-year old right-handed pitcher Bill Gillespie hit a solo home run in the top-of-the-tenth inning as the front-running Vancouver Dufferins edged homestanding Maple Ridge 6 to 4 in a Dewdney League baseball joust. Gillespie tops the league with a 10 – 2 record.

Gillespie (W) and Leonard
Minty (L) and Bowyer

(July 20)  The South Burnaby Athletics continued to ride the skids in the Dewdney Baseball League. The A’s suffered their seventh straight loss at South Memorial Park, 5 to 2 to third-place Coquitlam.

Deans (W) and Cameron
Smith (L), Spees (3) and Beckett

(July 22)  Skipper Lorne Drummond hurled the Vancouver Dufferins to their 14th win in their last 16 games by shutting out Langley 10 to 0 at Central Park. It was Drummond’s fourth mound triumph against one loss. Big hitters for the winners were Ken Noble with three singles and Roy Hammond with two.

Kwasnicki (L), Wilson (8) and B. Van Ieperen
Drummond (W) and Leonard

(July 29)  Pesky Bob Tanner came back to haunt Maple Ridge in Dewdney League play. Tanner, who joined the league-leading Vancouver Dufferins at mid-season, tossed a six-hitter at his former teammates for a 7 to 3 victory at Central Park. A three-run triple and a single helped his cause. The win moved the Duffs six points ahead of second-place South Burnaby. Since switching clubs, Tanner has put together a pitching 4 – 0 record.

Brecker (L), Minty (2) and Bowyer
Tanner (W) and Leonard

(July 31)  Coquitlam nosed out hosting Maple Ridge 3 to 2 in a Dewdney league tilt.

Deans (W), Davis (6) and Cameron
Walker (L) and Bowyer

(August 1)  The Vancouver Dufferins all but clinched their third successive Dewdney League pennant by blanking Maillardville 4 to 0 at Central Park.  Bill Gillespie tossed a four for an 11 – 3 pitching record, tops in the circuit. He struck out nine and walked one.

Chabot (L), Michaud (6) and Arrowsmith
Gillespie (W) and Leonard

(August 5)  The South Burnaby Athletics continued in their downward spiral, falling 10 to 0 to the pennant-winning Vancouver Dufferins.

(August 5)  Homestanding Coquitlam defeated Maillardville 8 to 1 in Dewdney League action to move into second place, bumping South Burnaby into third spot.

SEMI-FINALS  Coquitlam vs Vancouver Dufferins & Maillardville vs South Burnaby Athletics (best-of-five series)

(August 9)  Pitcher Bill Gillespie won his 13th game of the season as the Vancouver Dufferins captured their Dewdney League playoff opener from Coquitlam 5 to 2. Gillespie fanned eight and walked two in the best-of-seven semi-final series at Central Park. Leading the Duff hitting attack were Paul Wolyniec with a two-run double and Normie McLeod with a two-run single. Both smashed came in the third inning.

Deans (L), Statton (6) and Cameron
Gillespie (W) and J. Lorenz

(August 10)  Bob Trawin clubbed a double and two singles to lead Coquitlam to a 7 to 2 upset win over the Vancouver Dufferins, squaring their semi-final series at a game apiece.

Tanner (L), Drummond (6) and Leonard
Davis (W), Sabatine (8) and Cameron

(August 12)  Playing-manager Fred Sabatine poked a pinch-hit single in the ninth inning, driving in the tying and winning runs as Coquitlam rattled the pennant-winning Vancouver Duffs with a 7 to 4 semi-final series’ defeat. Morley Deans pitched a six-hitter for the win while Bill Gillespie, top pitcher in the Dewdney league throughout the regular season, was stung with the loss.

Deans (W) and Cameron
Gillespie (L) and Leonard

(August 14)  Coquitlam punched their ticket to the Dewdney Baseball League finals by clobbering the Vancouver Dufferins 15 to 3, sending the regular-season pennant winners to the sidelines. Winners of their semi-final series three games to one, Coquitlam now advances to face the winner of the South Burnaby-Maillardville series, currently tied at one game apiece, in the Dewdney League finals.

Results of final series not covered in either Vancouver Sun or Province.


Boilermakers, CYO, Longshoremen, Nisei, Western Bridge

(May 01)  The 1959 league champion Boilermakers got off to a rousing start in the 1960 campaign Sunday crushing the Longshoremen 11-3.  Gary Winbow, with a six-hitter, was the winning hurler.

Douglas (L), Craig (5) and Sigurdson, Doyle (1)
Winbow (W) and Usselman

(May 02)  Larry Shannon tossed a four-hitter Monday night as CYO edged the Westerns 6-5 in an Industrial Union League contest. Centre fielder Dan Young knocked in two runs with a pair of singles for the winners.

Mahon (L), Fuller (2) and Biggan
Shannon (W) and Laurie

(May 04)  Lorne Fuller singled to knock in the tying run in the bottom of the sixth and final inning Wednesday to salvage a 2-2 draw for the Westerns against the Longshoremen.  Fuller had singled in the first Westerns markers in the fourth after the Longshoremen had taken a 2-0 lead. Don Adams and Jim Weir combined on a three-hitter for the Longshoremen while right-hander Tony Wilson tossed a four-hitter and fanned six. Both the runs against him were unearned.

Adams, Weir (6) and Sigurdson
Wilson and Biggan

(May 05)   The long ball carried CYO to an 8-7 win over Nisei Thursday at Powell Grounds.  Ed Ems smacked a two-run blast in the first, John Kochan cracked a homer with two aboard in the third and Wayne Dairon had a three-run blast in the fifth and final frame. CYO ran up an 8-2 lead before Nisei rallied with five runs in the bottom of the fifth. The game was called because of darkness. 

Kilby (W), Sutherland (5), Shannon (5) and Laurie
Lefebvre (L), Okamoto (5) and Okano

(May 07)  The Longshoremen took an 8-1 lead then staved off a late challenge by the Nisei to escape with an 8-6 victory Saturday. The winners rapped 13 hits off a pair of Nisei hurlers.  Nishi of the losers had the only homer.

Dick Stein, Montgomery (2) and Okano
Cherwaniuk, Craig (1), Webb (6) and Doyle

(May 08)  The Boilermakers remained the lone unbeaten team in the Industrial League as they defeated CYO 7-1 Sunday at Powell Grounds.  Norm Usselman was the top swatter for the winners driving in three runs with a pair of doubles.

Mayervich (W) and Ross
Cece Stein (L), Dairon (3), Flewelling (7) and Young

(May 9)  Behind the steady two-hit pitching of Tony Wilson, the Westerns blanked the Nisei 4 to 0 in Industrial Union League play at the Powell Street grounds. Wilson chalked up seven punchouts in going the distance. A three-run opening inning put the Bridgemen on the path to victory.

Okamoto (L) and Okano
Wilson (W) and Biggan

(May 12)   Battery mates Joe Jankola and Jim Biggan combined to spark the Westerns to a 5-2 triumph over CYO Thursday at Powell Grounds.  Jankola, the veteran right-hander, allowed only five hits in his first start of the season. He struck out nine and walked three. Catcher Biggan had three hits and drove in one of the counters.

Shannon (L) and Young
Jankola (W) and Biggan

(May 14)  Lefthander Gordie Webb tossed a three-hitter and had two hits, including a solo home run as the Longshoremen trounced the Westerns 9 to 2.

Fuller (L), Minchuk (4), Mahon (4) and Biggan
Webb (W) and Sigurdson

(May 15)  The undefeated Boilermakers literally walked to their fourth straight Industrial Union Baseball League victory in the matinée portion of a three-team twin-bill at the Powell Street grounds. The Boilermen, who had just two hits, capitalized on 14 walks handed out by two Nisei pitchers to capture the afternoon tilt 7 to 2.

Elliott (W) and Ross
Stein (L), Lefebvre (4) and Oikawa, Okano

In the evening encounter, CYO dropped the Nisei further into the league basement by annexing a 9 to 3 decision. Jack Kilby held the Nisei to five hits while his mates were collecting ten.

Lefebvre (L), Nishi (4) and Okano
Kilby (W) and Lowery

(May 18)  A grand-slam homer by right-fielder Mel Charkow propelled CYO to a 14 to 3 victory over the Boilermakers in Industrial Union League play. It was the Boilermakers’ first loss in five games. CYO has won four and lost two. Wayne Dairon also had a hot hand with the lumber for the winners, smashing a pair of doubles.

Shannon (W) and Lowery
Winbow (L), Neilson (3) and Ross

(May 22)  The Longshoremen outscored CYO 10 to 5 in a loosely-played scuffle in which pitching changes were frequent. The Stevedores utilized three chuckers in holding CYO to five hits while five slabsters wound up toeing the rubber for the vanquished nine.

Adams, Cassidy (2), Webb (W) (4) and Sigurdson
Esche (L), Flewelling (1), Kilby (4), Shannon (6), Ems (7) and Lowery

(May 23)  Ken Ross clubbed a three-run round-tripper to pace the Boilermakers to a 4 to 2 conquest of the Nisei in an Industrial Union League match at the Powell Street grounds. Losing pitcher Ron Montgomery appeared to have the Boilermen in check, nursing a 2 to 0 lead heading into the sixth spasm, but that all disappeared as Montgomery weakened and allowed Ross to turn the tables with his decisive blow. Al Mayervich picked up the hurling verdict.

Mayervich (W), Elliott (7) and Ross
Montgomery (L) and Okano

(May 27)  Don Adams went four-for-four at the platter as the Longshoremen tripped the Nisei 7 to 5 at the Powell Street grounds. Gord Nishi’s triple, coming in a losing cause, was the only extra-base blow in the contest.

Lefebvre, Nishi (5), Esplen (L) (5) and Okano
Webb, (W) Craig (1) and Sigurdson

(May 31)  The Longshoremen kept the heat on the Boilermakers, defeating the league-leaders 6 to 2 to move to with a half-game of the top rung in the circuit. Gordie Webb provided the key hit for the Dock Workers, a bases-loaded triple in the fifth frame. Nick Craig spun a neat four-hitter to record his third win without a loss. Only Norm Usselman, with a two-run double, was able to spoil Craig’s bid for a shutout.

Archer (L), Elliott (5) and Ross
Craig (W) and Doyle 

(June 1)  Battery-mates Jack Kilby and Gord Lowery led CYO to a 6 to 0 win over the Westerns in Industrial Union Baseball League play at the Powell Street grounds. Kilby scattered nine hits to pick up his third win without a loss. Catcher Lowery clouted a two-run homer in the fourth inning to go along with a double.

Kilby (W) and Lowery
Mahon (L), Wilson (7) and Biggan

(June 2)  The Boilermakers were the beneficiaries of seven unearned runs which played a huge role in their 9 to 1 thumping of the Nisei at the Powell Street grounds. Nisei’s loss was their ninth straight while the Boilermakers continued atop the Industrial Union League standings with seven wins against two defeats. Ken Ross and Mel Charkow of the victors both whacked the horsehide for a single and double with Charkow’s two-bagger bringing in a pair of runs. Winning pitcher Gary Winbow improved his record to 2 – 1.

Neilson (L) and Okano
Winbow (W) and Ross

(June 5)  The front-running Boilermakers split a doubleheader with Western Bridge at the Powell Street grounds. taking the matinée tilt 3 to 1 before being nosed out 2 to 1 in the finale.

Jankola (L) and Craddock
Elliott (W) and Ross

Tony Wilson’s two-hit pitching effort in the late tilt was the best mound performance of the day.

Mayervich (L) and Ross
Wilson (W) and Dixon

(June 7)  Big Al Mayervich picked up his fifth mound victory of the season as the Boilermakers kept a tight grip on first place in the Industrial Union League with a 12 to 8 victory over CYO in an error-filled contest at the Powell Street grounds. Mayervich won in relief of starter Gary Winbow, ascending the hillock in the sixth canto.

Shannon, Dairon (L) (3), Brewer (6), Stein (6) and Lowery
Winbow, Mayervich (6) and Ross

(June 8)  Outfielder Pete Eades powered the Westerns to a 5 to 2 win over the Nisei in Industrial Union League action at the Powell Street grounds. Eades sparked a four-run seventh inning by driving in the winning run with a double. He also clouted a solo homer in the fourth frame.

Mahon (W), Wilson (7) and Dixon
Esplen (L), Neilson (7) and Okano

(June 9)  A bases-loaded double by catcher Dan Young in the final inning enabled CYO to whip the Longshoremen 10 to 8 at the Powell Street grounds.

Kilby, Stein (4), Stevens (W) (5), Dairon (7) and Young
Gregg, Weir (6), Webb (L) (6) and Sigurdson 

(June 10)  Heavy-hitting Norm Usselman pounded out a home run and triple to lead the front-running Boilermakers to a 14 to 9 win over the Longshoremen at the Powell Street grounds. Gord Webb had five RBI’s for the Dock Workers on the strength of a four-ply clout and a brace of one-baggers.

Adams (L), Schrieber (3) and Doyle
Winbow (W), Mayervich (5) and Ross

(June 12)  The hard-luck Nisei nine dropped another pair of Industrial Union League tilts at the Powell Street grounds against different opponents. CYO beat them 3 to 2 in an afternoon extra-innings contest after Nisei had tied the score in the seventh spasm when Sandy Neilson drove in a pair of counters with a two-run pinch-hit single. John Kochan led CYO with three singles and two RBI’s.

In an evening encounter, the Boilermakers made a first-inning run stand up for a 1 to 0 win over the Nisei. Back-to-back doubles by George Mayervich and Ken Ross accounted for the run. Al Mayervich of the Boilers improved his pitching record to 6 – 1 with a two-hitter.

(June 16)  Nick Craig Jr. ran his record to 4 – 0 by pitching the Longshoremen to a 3 to 2 triumph over the Nisei in an Industrial Union League clash at the Powell Street grounds. Gord Webb launched a solo homer in support of Craig’s hurling effort.

Neilson (L) and Esplen
Craig (W) and Sigurdson

Standings               W     L      Pct.     GBL
Boilermakers           11     3     .786      ----
CYO                     9     6     .600       2.5
Western Bridge          6     5     .545       3.5
Longshoremen            6     7     .462       4.5
Nisei                   2    13     .133       9.5

(June 18)  The Westerns dropped the Nisei further into the basement position in the Industrial Union Baseball League as John Mahon rang up 14 punchouts in blanking the cellar-dwellers 2 to 0.

Montgomery (L) and Okano
Mahon (W) and Sullivan

(June 19)  Roy Nosella and Dan Young provided the one-two punch as CYO defeated the Longshoremen at the Powell Street grounds. Both players hit two doubles and drove in a pair of runs in pacing the winners at the plate.

Webb (L), Craig (2) and Doyle
Brewer (W), Stevens (6), Kilby (6) and Lowery

(June 21)  CYO edged the Westerns 5 to 3 in an extra-inning Industrial Union League encounter at the Powell Street grounds. Wayne Dairon, the third CYO chucker, came on in the fifth inning to earn the knoll victory. A hard hopper by Gord Lowery which Westerns’ third baseman Willy Taylor could not hand plated John Kochan with the lead run. Lowery scored an insurance counter on Larry Shannon’s one-bagger. Walt Hallam had two hits, including a run-scoring double, for the Bridgemen.

Stevens, Kilby (2) Dairon (W) (5) and Lowery
Mahon, Fuller (2), Wilson (4), Shaw (6), Fuller (6), Webster (L) (7) and Craddock

(June 22)  Al Mayervich yielded just two hits as the pace-setting Boilermakers blanked the lowly Nisei 3 to 0. It was the 15th loss for the Nisei in 17 league games. Norm Uffelman’s two-bagger for the winners was the lone extra-base swat in the contest.

Neilson (L), Stein (5) and Okano
A. Mayervich (W) and Ross

(June 23)  Behind the steady, three-hit pitching of Joe Jankola, Western Bridge blanked the Longshoremen 1 to 0 at the Powell Street grounds. Bill Taylor and Dave Craddock of the Westerns both hit doubles.

Jankola (W) and Taylor
Witherley (L) and Sigurdson

(June 24)  Gord Nishi had a two-run homer as the hard-luck Nisei, with a 9 to 5 margin in base hits, managed to earn a 3 – 3 tie with CYO at the Powell Street grounds. Darkness ended the game after eight innings of play.

Montgomery and Esplen
Kilby, Dairon (7) and Lowery

(June 25)  Western Bridge doubled the first-place Boilermakers 4 to 2 at the Powell Street grounds. John Mahon pitched a three-hitter for the Westerns.

Winbow (L), Elliott (5) and Ross
Mahon (W) and Taylor

(June 26)  Rookie Barry Moscovich, playing in his first Industrial Union League game, belted a home run in going three-for-three at the dish in leading the Longshoremen to a 10 to 3 victory over the hapless Nisei in the first game of a double-dip at the Powell Street grounds.

Craig (W) and Doyle
Stein (L), Lefebvre (5) and Esplen

In the wrap-up affair, the Stevedores prevailed 12 to 0 as Dave Witherley spun a three-hitter for the win.

Witherley (W) and Sigurdson
Montgomery (L) and Okano

(June 27)  Back-to-back doubles by Bob Brewer and Roy Nosella in the tenth inning produced the deciding counter as CYO edged the Boilermakers 3 to 2 at the Powell Street grounds. Cec Stein picked up the seven-hit hillock decision.

Stein (W) and Ems
Mayervich (L) and Ross

(June 29)  A 9 to 8 win over the Longshoremen elevated CYO into a first-place tie atop the Industrial Union Baseball League standings. John Kochan provided much of the offensive punch for the winner with a double and single.

Enmark (W), Stevens (6). Brewer (7), Dairon (7) and Lowery
Webb (L), Schrieber (1) and Doyle

(July 3)  Streaking CYO chalked up another close win in Industrial Union Baseball League action, squeezing past Western Bridge 6 to 5. Jack Kilby, raked for nine hits, was the winning pitcher.

(July 6)  League-leading CYO utilized four pitchers in taking a 15 to 8 decision from the last-place Nisei at the Powell Street grounds. The win left CYO with a 15 – 7 record and moved them two points in front of the Boilermakers in the standings.

Stevens (W), Enmark (5), Brewer (6), Kilby (7) and Lowery
Neilson (L), Nishi (6). Homma (7) and Okano

(July 8)  The Nisei, with Ron Montgomery toeing the slab, recorded a rare Industrial Union Baseball League victory, stopping the Longshoremen 7 to 3 at the Powell Street grounds.

(July 10)  The Nisei divided a pair of Industrial Union League games with Western Bridge at the Powell Street grounds, winning the opener 10 to 4 and losing the next 9 to 3. Sandy Neilson pitched a five-hitter for the first-game win while Ken Homma delivered a home run to help.

Wilson (L), Dickson (3), Webster (3) and Taylor
Neilson (W) and Okano

John Mahon’s six-hitter in the late match secured a split for the Westerns.

Stein (L), Neilson (1), Homma (5) and Okano
Mahon (W) and Taylor

(July 11)  Harry Schrieber punched out 11 and surrendered just three hits in leading the Longshoremen to a 6 to 1 victory over CYO at the Powell Street grounds.

Schrieber (W) and Doyle
Brewer (L), Enmark (3), Kilby (4), Dairon (6) and Lowery 

(July 12)  Centre-fielder Don Adams teed off with a game-winning, two-run homer in the eighth episode to give the Longshoremen a 3 to 1 victory over the Boilermakers in Industrial Union League baseball. The loss was a bitter one for losing chucker Al Mayervich who breezed 13 of the Stevedores.

A. Mayervich (L) and Ross
Witherley (W) and Doyle

(July 13)  Pat Donnelly’s two-run double in the seventh spasm earned the Westerns a 5 – 5 tie with league-leading CYO at the Powell Street grounds. The Bridgemen now share third-place in the Industrial Union circuit with the Longshoremen.

Stein, Dairon (6) and Lowery
Jankola and Taylor

(July 15)  Pete Eades powered the Westerns to sole possession of third place in the Industrial Union League. Eades had two doubles and a single to drive in three runs in Westerns’ 7 to 0 win over the Longshoremen at the Powell Street grounds. Bill Taylor also had three safeties for the Bridgemen who received a stellar three-hit, eight-strikeout pitching performance from Larry Webster.

Webster (W) and Taylor
Schrieber (L) and Sigurdson 

(July 17)  The last-place Nisei surprised the Boilermakers, sweeping an Industrial Union League doubleheader by scores of 4 to 3 and 4 to 1.

(July 19)  Cal Murphy and Ken Ross matched seventh-inning, three-run homers at the Powell Street grounds but Ross’ blast wasn’t good enough as Murphy and his CYO mates swept past the Boilermakers 7 to 5. The victory moved league-leading CYO 2-1/2 games in front of the second-place losers.

Stein (W) and Ems
Winbow (L), Mayervich (7) and Ross

(July 20)  Larry Webster of Western Bridge registered his second straight shutout in stopping the Nisei 10 to 0 at the Powell Street grounds. Webster pitched a two-hitter and struck out ten.

Webster (W) and Taylor
Montgomery (L), Neilson (6) and Okano

(July 21)  Barry Moscovich singled home the winning run as the Longshoremen upset league-leading CYO 7 to 6 at the Powell Street grounds. Dave Witherley weathered seven hits to pick up the pitching win.

Kilby (L), Ems (1), Dairon (4), Nosella (4), Stein (5) and Lowery
Craig, Witherley (W) (1) and Sigurdson

Standings               W     L     T    Pts.
CYO                    18     9     3     39
Boilermakers           17    10     0     34
Western Bridge         15    10     4     34
Longshoremen           13    13     2     28    
Nisei                   4    25     1      9

(July 24)  Bob Hazledine’s two-run double drove in the tying and winning runs as the Boilermakers nudged past the Longshoremen 5 to 4 in Industrial Union League baseball.

A. Mayervich (W) and Ross
Witherley (L) and Sigurdson

(July 25)  The Boilermakers moved one point ahead of CYO in the battle or the Industrial Union Baseball League pennant by crushing the Westerns 7 to 1 at the Powell Street grounds. Gary Winbow fanned ten in tossing a three-hitter for the win. Bob Hazledine smashed a home run for the victors.

Mahon (L), Webster (1) and Taylor
Winbow (W) and Ross 

(July 28)  CYO hopped back into first place in the Industrial Union loop by posting a 14 to 6 victory over the Nisei at the Powell Street grounds.

Stevens (W), Dairon (4) and Lowery
Neilson (L) and Oikawa

(July 29)  George Wood’s fist home run of the season was a timely one and gave the Boilermakers the 1960 Industrial Union Baseball League regular-season pennant. The husky first-sacker banged a solo dinger in the sixth inning in the final league game to provide the Boilers with a 4 to 3 win over the Longshoremen at the Powell Street grounds. Gord Webb of the Dock Workers had tied the score at 3 – 3 with a three-run tater in the third episode. It was Webb’s league-leading sixth four-ply clout.

Elliott, Winbow (W) (4) and Usselman
Schrieber (L) and Doyle

SEMI-FINALS  Longshoremen vs Boilermakers & Western Bridge vs CYO  (best-of-five series)

(July 31)  Centre-fielder Tom Muir blasted a pair of home runs, including a second-stanza grand salami, in leading the Boilermakers past the Longshoremen 12 to 5 in the opening game of the Industrial Union Baseball League semi-finals.

Craig (L), Flewelling (3) and Doyle
Mayervich (W) and Usselman

(August 1)  CYO struck for four runs in the first inning and proceeded to beat the error-plagued Western Bridge nine 6 to 1 in the first game of their best-of-five semi-final at the Powell Street grounds. Outfielder Ed Ems of those opening-canto counters with a two-run double. Fellow flychaser Ron Evanson was the power swatsmith throughout the contest, slamming a double and triple in support of winning moundsman Cec Stein who fanned eight and walked one. Walt Hallam spoiled Stein’s bid for a shutout by slamming a fourth-inning solo round-tripper.

Webster (L), Jankola (1) and Taylor
Stein (W) and Lowery 

(August 2)  Third baseman Roy Archer walloped three doubles as the Boilermakers dumped the Longshoremen 9 to 3 to take a two game lead in their semi-final series. Archer scored twice himself and batted in another pair of tallies.

Winbow (W) and Ross
Witherley (L) and Schrieber

(August 3)  Ron Evanson’s two-run single in the top-of-the-seventh stanza delivered the tying and winning markers as CYO edged the Westerns 4 to 3 at the Powell Street grounds to grab a two-games-to-none lead in their semi-final series. Jack Kilby fashioned a five-hitter for the pitching win. One of those safeties was a home run by Gord Addison.

Kilby (W), Dairon (7) and Lowery
Mahon, Webster (L)(4) and Taylor, Biggan (5)

(August 4)  The Boilermakers advanced to the Industrial Union Baseball League finals by dumping the Longshoremen 14 to 3 to take their semi-final series in three straight games. Bob Elliott limited the Stevedores to three hits in gaining the knoll verdict. Gord Webb of the Dock Workers and the Boilermakers’ Bob Hazeldine both connected for home runs.

(August 5)  Westerns and CYO fought to a 3-3 draw Friday night in a game called after six innings because of darkness.  Right-fielder Pat Donnelly led Westerns with a two-run homer in the second inning and a run-scoring double in the sixth. All the CYO runs were unearned.

Joe Jankola and Bill Taylor
Bob Brewer, Wayne Dairon (6) and Gord Lowery.

(August 6)  CYO and the Westerns once again were unable to declare a winner, battling to a 4 – 4 draw at the Powell Street grounds. It was their second saw-off in consecutive games, having tied 3 – 3 the evening previous.

(August 7)  Western Bridge and CYO ended a three-day running deadlock at the Powell Street grounds as the Bridgemen squeezed out a 4 to 2 win to stay alive in the semi-final series. Walt Hallam led the Westerns offensively with three singles and two RBI’s.

Jankola (W) and Taylor
Stevens (L), Dairon (7) and Lowery

(August 8)  A second-inning triple by Ron Evanson drove in the game’s lone run as CYO blanked the Westerns 1 to 0 to capture their semi-final series three-games-to-one with two games tied. Jack Kilby, with last-inning relief help from Wayne Dairon, annexed the pitching win.

Kilby (W), Dairon (7) and Lowery
Mahon (L) and Taylor

FINALS  CYO vs Boilermakers  (best-of-seven series) 

(August 10)  The Boilermakers capitalized on CYO starting pitcher Wayne Dairon’s inability to find the strike zone and whipped their opponents 13 to 7 to take a one-game lead in the best-of-seven Industrial Union league finals. Dairon issued three bases-on-balls and hit two batters in the second inning as the Boilers scored eight runs.

Dairon (L), Stein (2) and Lowery
Winbow (W), Elliott (4) and Ross

(August 11)  George Wood staked his team to an early lead with a three-run homer in the opening inning and the Boilermakers were never headed as they went on to cream CYO 8 to 2 and take a two-game lead in the Industrial Union loop’s final series. Teammate Ken Ross also had a hot hand with the lumber, stroking two doubles and a single.

Mayervich (W) and Ross, Rooney (6)
Stevens (L), Brewer (2), Kochan (6) and Lowery

(August 12)  CYO bounced back into semi-final contention by downing the Boilermakers 10 to 6 at the Powell Street grounds. Bob Hazeldine homered for the losing nine.

Kilby (W) and Lowery
Winbow (L), Elliott and Ross

Game 4 final score and details not found in either Vancouver newspaper

(August 15)  The Boilermakers are 1960 Industrial Union Baseball League champions. They turned back CYO 10 to 2 at the Powell Street grounds in a game called after six innings because of rain to win the final series four games to one.. Al Mayervich pitched the victory, his second of the series, while clubmate George Wood was the winners’ top willow wielder with a four-for-four performance from the batter’s box. John Kochan hit a two-run homer for CYO’s run production.

Mayervich (L) and Ross
Stein (L), Ems (5), Brewer (5) and Lowery