The Far West League Record Book: Part 1, Individual Batting

My source material is The Sporting News Official Baseball Guides, 1949-52.  The league statistics were done by Howe News Bureau in 1948; a note in the ’49 Guide says, “Averages are incomplete due to the fact that 20 official box scores were not forwarded to league statistician.”  The franchise that started the season in Pittsburg and ended in Roseville has 122 games played in the standings but only 112 in the team batting and fielding stats; the other seven teams all have the same number of games in all categories.  The final three seasons of FWL play the statistician was William J. Weiss.

The counting stats favor the 1950 season because it had the longest schedule (140 games) of any of the four years.  In 1948 teams played from 121 to 126 games; in 1949, the six teams that finished the season played between 123 and 127 games; in 1951, the five teams that played the full season ranged from 114 to 132.  In 1950 every team played at least 138 games; Willows played 141.

All right, here are the records in the categories for which the FWL kept stats:

GAMES PLAYED
140 Charles Terrazas Eugene 1950
139 Ted Yeamans Pittsburg 1950
138 5 players
Annual Leaders
1948 Richard Small Klamath Falls 125
1949 Bill Enos Pittsburg 126
Robert Kinnard Willows 126
1950 Charles Terrazas Eugene 140
1951 Henry Moreno Redding 130
Ray Perry Redding 130
AT BATS
549 Don Williams Medford 1950
546 Russ Stuart Medford 1950
540 Gerald Merritt Klamath Falls 1950
537 Henry Moreno Redding 1951
532 Richard Small Klamath Falls 1948
Annual Leaders
1948 Richard Small Klamath Falls 532
1949 Ted Hesse Klamath Falls 525
1950 Don Williams Medford 549
1951 Henry Moreno Redding 537
RUNS SCORED
162 Ray Perry Redding 1950
152 Al Sahlberg Klamath Falls 1950
139 Don Taylor Medford 1948
138 Ray Perry Redding 1948
135 3 players
Annual Leaders
1948 Don Taylor Medford 139
1949 Ted Hesse Klamath Falls 135
Ray Perry Redding 135
1950 Ray Perry Redding 162
1951 Bernard Anderson Redding 135
HITS
188 Ted Hesse Klamath Falls 1949
183 George Triandos Klamath Falls 1950
182 Gordon Hernandez Klamath Falls 1949
181 Joe Borich Reno 1950
180 Bill Enos Pittsburg 1950
Annual Leaders
1948 Ray Perry Redding 179
1949 Ted Hesse Klamath Falls 188
1950 George Triandos Klamath Falls 183
1951 William Stumpus Klamath Falls 171
DOUBLES
39 Miguel Rivera Willows 1949
38 Richard Small Klamath Falls 1948
Don Taylor Medford 1948
37 Joe Borich Reno 1950
35 James Dykes Santa Rosa 1948
Al Grunwald Santa Rosa 1948
Annual Leaders
1948 Richard Small Klamath Falls 38
Don Taylor Medford 38
1949 Miguel Rivera Willows 39
1950 Joe Borich Reno 37
1951 William DeCarlo Klamath Falls 31
Henry Moreno Redding 31
TRIPLES
21 Stan Roseboro Klamath Falls 1951
17 Richard Small Klamath Falls 1948
16 Ellis Daugherty Reno 1951
15 Milt Lindberg Medford 1949
Vic Solari Redding 1948
Annual Leaders
1948 Richard Small Klamath Falls 17
1949 Milt Lindberg Medford 15
1950 Richard Warner Eugene 13
1951 Stan Roseboro Klamath Falls 21
HOME RUNS
45 Ray Perry Redding 1949
44 Ray Perry Redding 1950
37 Vince DiMaggio Pittsburg 1949
36 Ray Perry Redding 1948
34 Bill Enos Pittsburg 1950
Annual Leaders
1948 Ray Perry Redding 36
1949 Ray Perry Redding 45
1950 Ray Perry Redding 44
1951 Ray Perry Redding 18
SACRIFICE HITS
21 Billy Murphy Redding 1951
20 Eugene Bernett Marysville 1948
13 Edwin Simpson Marysville 1948
12 Don Maddern Marysville 1948
Clarence Twitchell Marysville 1948
Annual Leaders
1948 Eugene Bernett Marysville 20
1949 Robert Kinnard Willows 10
1950 Charles Malmberg Pittsburg 11
Otis Sandberg Redding 11
1951 Billy Murphy Redding 21
STOLEN BASES
44 James Hudgens Oroville 1948
40 Ted Hesse Klamath Falls 1949
39 Gordon Hernandez Klamath Falls 1949
36 Ken McGee Redding 1950
Stan Roseboro Klamath Falls 1951
Annual Leaders
1948 James Hudgens Oroville 44
1949 Ted Hesse Klamath Falls 40
1950 Ken McGee Redding 36
1951 Stan Roseboro Klamath Falls 36
WALKS
180 Ray Perry Redding 1951
179 Ray Perry Redding 1950
169 Ray Perry Redding 1949
162 Al Sahlberg Klamath Falls 1950
129 Ray Perry Redding 1948
Annual Leaders
1948 Ray Perry Redding 129
1949 Ray Perry Redding 169
1950 Ray Perry Redding 179
1951 Ray Perry Redding 180
HIT BY PITCH
15 Al Smith Santa Rosa 1949
14 Tony Filippo Pittsburg 1949
Tony Filippo Reno 1950
12 James Dykes Marysville/Reno 1950
William Hodges Medford 1948
Annual Leaders
1948 William Hodges Medford 12
1949 Al Smith Santa Rosa 15
1950 Tony Filippo Reno 14
1951 Lester Maddox Redding 11
RUNS BATTED IN
170 Ray Perry Redding 1950
163 Ray Perry Redding 1948
155 Ray Perry Redding 1949
147 Bill Enos Pittsburg 1949
142 Chet Ashman Klamath Falls 1950
Russ Rosburg Redding 1950
Annual Leaders
1948 Ray Perry Redding 163
1949 Ray Perry Redding 155
1950 Ray Perry Redding 170
1951 Ray Perry Redding 128
STRIKEOUTS
129 Charles Terrazas Eugene 1950
128 Ken McGee Redding 1950
125 Herb Olson Marysville 1950
118 Russ Stuart Medford 1950
117 Robert Cummins Marysville 1950
Annual Leaders
1948 Tom Incaviglia Medford 116
1949 Walter Graves Willows 101
1950 Charles Terrazas Eugene 129
1951 Billy Murphy Redding 103
BATTING AVERAGE
.411 Ray Perry Redding 1948
.409 Stan Roseboro Klamath Falls 1951
.406 Lou Vezilich Vallejo/Santa Rosa 1949
.404 Ray Perry Redding 1949
.387 Joe Borich Reno 1950
Annual Leaders
1948 Ray Perry Redding .411
1949 Lou Vezilich Vallejo/Santa Rosa .406
1950 Joe Borich Reno .387
1951 Stan Roseboro Klamath Falls .409
TOTAL BASES
339 Ray Perry Redding 1950
327 Bill Enos Pittsburg 1950
317 Ray Perry Redding 1948
308 Ray Perry Redding 1949
296 Bill Enos Pittsburg 1949
Annual Leaders
1948 Ray Perry Redding 317
1949 Ray Perry Redding 308
1950 Ray Perry Redding 339
1951 Ellis Daugherty Reno 248
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