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Note: This page links to the Can-Am League, a Class C circuit which ran from 1936 to 1951. For the modern league formerly known as the Northeast League, see Canadian-American Association.

The Can-Am League was a class C circuit which ran from 1936 through 1951, with a three-year break during World War II. The American end consisted largely of teams in New York State.

Contents

[edit] League Champions

[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] Teams & Statistics

[edit] 1936

1936 Canadian-American League
President: Walter Gilhooley

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Perth Blue Cats/Royals 50 30 .625 - Steve Yerkes
Ottawa Senators 53 37 .589 2 Walter Masters
Brockville Pirates 43 36 .544 6.5 Jesse Spring
Ogdensburg Colts 38 45 .458 13.5 George "Knotty" Lee/Bernard Fasulo
Watertown Bucks/Massena Bucks/Watertown Grays# 35 52 .402 18.5 J. Pepper Martin
Oswego Netherlands 32 51 .386 20.5 John Dasher/George Kunes

# Watertown (13-15) moved to Massena June 24. Massena (4-9) returned to Watertown July 12

Playoffs: Brockville 3 games, Ottawa 1; Perth 3 games, Ogdensburg 2.
Finals: Perth 3 games, Brockville 0.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Dan Cosgrove Ogdensburg BA .370 Norman Hibbs Perth W 20
William Caldwell Ottawa Runs 80 Joe Krakauskas Brockville SO 216
Jim Nolan Ottawa Hits 111 John Tulacz Watertown ERA 2.61
Frank Marienette Perth RBI 80 Norman Hibbs Perth Pct .833; 20-4
Jim Stevenson Ottawa HR 15


[edit] 1937

1937 Canadian-American League
President: Rev. Harold J. Martin

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Perth-Cornwall Grays 69 37 .651 - Steve Yerkes
Oswego Netherlands 67 40 .626 2.5 Riley Parker
Gloversville Glovers 68 42 .618 3 J. Pepper Martin
Ogdensburg Colts 55 47 .539 9 George "Knotty" Lee
Smiths Falls Beavers 57 49 .538 9 Johnny Haddock
Rome Colonels 40 59 .404 22.5 Bill Buckley/Joseph Brown
Brockville Blues 30 69 .303 32.5 Jesse Spring/John Grilli
Ottawa Braves 32 75 .299 34.5 Claire Foster

Playoffs: Gloversville 3 games, Perth-Cornwall 1; Ogdensburg 3 games, Oswego 1.
Final: Ogdensburg 4 games, Gloversville 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Maurice Van Robays Ogdensburg BA .368 Joe Dickinson Perth-Cornwall W 20
Maurice Van Robays Ogdensburg Runs 135 John Tulacz Gloversville SO 216
Maurice Van Robays Ogdensburg Hits 159 Xavier Rescigno Smiths Falls ERA 1.56
Maurice Van Robays Ogdensburg RBI 150 Windy Johnson Oswego Pct .783; 18-5
Maurice Van Robays Ogdensburg HR 43


[edit] 1938

1938 Canadian-American League
President: Rev. Harold J. Martin

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Amsterdam Rugmakers 79 40 .664 - J. Pepper Martin
Cornwall Bisons 74 47 .612 6 Steve Yerkes
Ogdensburg Colts 66 52 .559 12.5 George "Knotty" Lee
Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers 63 62 .504 19 Bunny Roser
Rome Colonels 61 63 .492 20.5 Bill Buckley
Oswego Netherlands 54 69 .439 27 Riley Parker
Auburn Bouleys 49 68 .419 29 John Cimpi
Ottawa Braves 38 83 .314 42 George Army

Playoffs: Amsterdam 4 games, Gloversville-Johnstown 0; Cornwall 4 games, Ogdensburg 0.
Finals: Cornwall 2, Amsterdam 1, one tie (abandoned September 21, due to extended weather delay.)

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bill Homan Auburn BA .389 John Dickenson Cornwall W 21
Tony Gridaitis Ogdensburg Runs 118 Mike Naymick Oswego SO 230
Alfred Lehman Auburn-Cornwall Hits 173 John Tulacz Cornwall ERA 2.74
Tony Gridaitis Ogdensburg RBI 130 Orin Baker Amsterdam Pct .789; 15-4
Tony Gridaitis Ogdensburg HR 34

[edit] 1939

1939 Canadian-American League
President: Rev. Harold J. Martin

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Amsterdam Rugmakers 81 41 .664 - Eddie Sawyer
Oswego Netherlands 69 53 .566 12 Art Funk/Blaine Kunes
Rome Colonels 68 54 .557 13 Admiral "Pepper" Martin
Cornwall Maple Leafs 62 56 .525 17 Steve Yerkes/Emil Graff
Ogdensburg Colts 60 58 .508 19 George "Knotty" Lee
Ottawa Senators 55 69 .444 27 Wally Schang
Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers 46 77 .374 35.5 Elmer Yoter
Utica Braves 45 78 .366 36.5 Amby McConnell/Chink Zachary//Mike Diffley

Playoffs: Rome 4 games, Cornwall 0; Amsterdam 4 games, Oswego 2.
Finals: Rome 3 games, Amsterdam 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Eddie Sawyer Amsterdam BA .369 Kenneth Taskian Oswego W 20
Henry Hoysradt Amsterdam Runs 106 Leo Pukas Ogdensburg SO 214
Eddie Sawyer Amsterdam Hits 169 John Cahill Utica ERA 2.27
Eddie Sawyer Amsterdam RBI 103 Harry Kuntashian Oswego Pct .769; 20-6
John Lehman Gloversville-Johnstown HR 22

[edit] 1940

1940 Canadian-American League
President: Rev. Harold J. Martin

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Ottawa-Ogdensburg Senators# 84 39 .683 - Cy Morgan
Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers 72 53 .576 13 Steve Yerkes/Oliver Blakeney
Amsterdam Rugmakers 70 53 .569 14 Eddie Sawyer
Utica Braves 69 56 .552 16 Ernie Jenkins
Oneonta Indians 62 63 .496 23 Lee Riley
Oswego Netherlands 58 63 .479 25 Blaine Kunes/Art Funk
Rome Colonels 50 73 .407 34 Admiral "Pepper" Martin
Auburn Colts 28 93 .231 55 George "Knotty" Lee

# Ottawa played half its schedule in Ogdensburg

Playoffs: Gloversville-Johnstown 4 games, Utica 1; Amsterdam 4 games, Ottawa-Ogdensburg 1.
Finals: Amsterdam 3 games, Gloversville-Johnstown 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
John Lehman Gloversville-Johnstown BA .353 Paul Masterson
Bethel Rhem
Ottawa-Ogdensburg
Gloversville-Johnstown
W 19
19
Paul Badgett Amsterdam Runs 120 Leo Pukas Auburn/Utica SO 165
Barney Hearn Gloversville-Johnstown Hits 169 Gene Davis Ottawa-Ogdensburg ERA 2.48
Paul Badgett Amsterdam RBI 119 Randall Smith Amsterdam Pct .846; 11-2
Paul Badgett Amsterdam HR 31

[edit] 1941

1941 Canadian-American League
President: Rev. Harold J. Martin

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Oneonta Indians 78 46 .629 - Red Barnes
Amsterdam Rugmakers 68 54 .557 9 Paul O'Malley
Rome Colonels 66 58 .532 12 Lee Riley
Pittsfield Electrics 62 59 .5124 14.5 Art Funk
Trois Rivieres Foxes 63 60 .5122 14.5 Wally Schang/Charlie Small
Quebec Athletics 57 67 .460 21 Del Bissonette/Roland Gladu
Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers 54 70 .435 24 Oliver Blakeney
Utica Braves 45 79 .363 33 Frank Zubik

Playoffs: Oneonta 4 games, Rome 2; Pittsfield 4 games, Amsterdam 3.
Finals: Oneonta 4 games, Pittsfield 2.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Austin Knickerbocker Oneonta BA .406 John Robinson
Tommy Fine
Amsterdam
Oneonta
W 22
22
Frank Genovese Oneonta Runs 145 Tommy Fine Oneonta SO 185
Austin Knickerbocker Oneonta Hits 202 John Robinson Amsterdam ERA 2.85
Austin Knickerbocker Oneonta RBI 135 John Robinson Amsterdam Pct .815; 22-5
Lee Riley Rome HR 32

[edit] 1942

1942 Canadian-American League
President: Rev. Harold J. Martin

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Amsterdam Rugmakers 77 46 .626 - Paul O'Malley/Thomas Kain
Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers 67 54 .554 9 Bill Hornsby
Utica Braves 66 54 .550 9.5 Red Marion
Oneonta Indians 68 56 .548 9.5 Red Barnes
Pittsfield Electrics 63 62 .504 15 Shano Collins/Rabbit Moore/Vincent Mullen
Trois Rivieres Foxes 56 66 .459 20.5 Justin Kennoy/Admiral "Pepper" Martin/George O'Neil
Quebec Athletics 55 67 .451 21.5 Mel Simons/Roland Gladu/Charlie Small
Rome Colonels 38 85 .309 39 Bunny Griffiths/Phil Clark

Playoffs: Amsterdam 4 games, Gloversville-Johnstown 3; Oneonta 4 games, Utica 1.
Finals: Oneonta 4 games, Amsterdam 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Reggie Otero Oneonta BA .364 Jodie Phipps Utica W 20
Lloyd Moore Pittsfield Runs 106 Earl Jones Gloversville-Johnstown SO 222
Costic Navrocki Pittsfield Hits 173 Ernest Thomasson Pittsfield ERA 2.62
Costic Navrocki Pittsfield RBI 104 Stan Partenheimer Oneonta Pct .765; 13-4
Joe Morjoseph Gloversville-Johnstown HR 20

[edit] 1946

1946 Canadian-American League
President: Albert E. Houghton

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Trois Rivieres Royals 72 49 .595 - Frenchy Bordagaray
Pittsfield Electrics 69 47 .595 .5 Tony Rensa
Rome Colonels 72 52 .581 1.5 Woody Wheaton
Oneonta Red Sox 68 54 .557 4.5 Red Marion
Amsterdam Rugmakers 61 58 .513 10 Sol Mishkin
Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers 53 67 .442 26.5 Bennie Huffman
Schenectady Blue Jays 45 75 .375 34.5 Bill Cronin
Quebec Alouettes 41 79 .342 38.5 Joe Segrue/Tim Murchison/John Inktehofer

Playoffs: Trois Rivieres 4 games, Rome 3; Pittsfield 4 games, Oneonta 3.
Finals: Trois Rivieres 4 games, Pittsfield 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Frenchy Bordagaray Trois Rivieres BA .363 Stewart Mackie Trois Rivieres W 18
Bunny Mick Amsterdam Runs 115 Harry Pilarski Oneonta SO 159
John Greenwald Rome Hits 145 Louis Palmisiano Pittsfield ERA 2.67
Al Rosen Pittsfield RBI 86 Roy Partlow Trois Rivieres Pct .909; 10-1
Al Rosen Pittsfield HR 15

[edit] 1947

1947 Canadian-American League
President: Rev. Harold J. Martin

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Schenectady Blue Jays 86 51 .628 - Lee Riley
Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers 74 65 .532 13 Packy Rogers
Amsterdam Rugmakers 73 67 .521 14.5 Sol Mishkin
Oneonta Red Sox 70 67 .511 16 Red Marion
Pittsfield Electrics 71 69 .507 16.5 Tony Rensa
Trois Rivieres Royals 65 69 .485 19.5 Lou Rochelli
Rome Colonels 67 72 .482 20 Ed Boland/Adam Bengechea
Quebec Alouettes 45 91 .331 40.5 Buck Desorey/Tony Ravish

Playoffs: Schenectady 4 games, Amsterdam 3; Gloversville-Johnstown 4 games, Oneonta 1.
Finals: Schenectady 4 games, Gloversville-Johnstown 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Bunny Mick Amsterdam BA .357 Kenneth Rogers Amsterdam W 18
Royce Watson Schenectady Runs 117 Irv Medlinger Oneonta SO 182
Ben Gregg Schenectady Hits 174 Joseph Milians Schenectady ERA 1.98
Ben Gregg Schenectady RBI 117 Charles Baker Schenectady Pct .773; 17-5
Ben Gregg Schenectady HR 15

[edit] 1948

1948 Canadian-American League
President: Albert E. Houghton

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Rome Colonels 79 57 .581 - Clyde Smoll
Trois Rivieres Royals 78 60 .565 2 Ed Head
Oneonta Red Sox 72 65 .526 7.5 Red Marion
Pittsfield Electrics 69 67 .507 11 Gene Hasson
Schenectady Blue Jays 69 68 .504 11.5 Lee Riley
Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers 68 69 .496 12.5 Jim McDonnell
Amsterdam Rugmakers 57 80 .416 22.5 Jim McLeod
Quebec Alouettes 56 82 .406 24 Tony Ravish/Bernie Woycik

Playoffs: Oneonta 4 games, Rome 3; Pittsfield 4 games, Trois Rivieres 1.
Finals: Oneonta 4 games, Pittsfield 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Gene Hasson Pittsfield BA .368 Lynn Lovenguth Rome W 21
Bill Staker Gloversville-Johnstown Runs 107 Duke Markell Schenectady SO 280
Walter Kowalski Trois Rivieres Hits 163 Charles LeBrun Oneonta ERA 2.54
Gene Hasson Pittsfield RBI 106 Mike Munsinger Trois Rivieres Pct .870; 20-3
Gene Hasson Pittsfield HR 27

[edit] 1949

1949 Canadian-American League
President: Albert E. Houghton

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Quebec Braves 90 48 .652 - Frank McCormick
Oneonta Red Sox 75 62 .547 14.5 Eddie Popowski
Trois Rivieres Royals 75 64 .540 15.5 George Scherger
Pittsfield Indians 74 65 .532 16.5 Gene Hasson
Amsterdam Rugmakers 67 71 .486 23 Mayo Smith
Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers 65 74 .468 25.5 Jim Cullinane
Schenectady Blue Jays 58 80 .420 32 Dick Carter
Rome Colonels 48 88 .353 41 Clyde Smoll

Playoffs: Quebec 4 games, Trois Rivieres 0; Oneonta 4, Pittsfield 2.
Finals: Quebec 4 games, Oneonta 0.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Peter Elko Quebec BA .348 Hal Erickson Quebec W 21
Garland Lawing Quebec Runs 129 Hal Erickson Quebec SO 206
Frank Malzone Oneonta Hits 178 John Masuga Pittsfield ERA 2.20
Vernon Shetler Quebec RBI 133 Hal Erickson Quebec Pct .778; 21-6
Donald Marshall Schenectady HR 27

[edit] 1950

1950 Canadian-American League
President: Albert E. Houghton

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Quebec Braves 97 40 .708 - George McQuinn
Schenectady Blue Jays 88 46 .657 7.5 Dick Carter
Oneonta Red Sox 86 52 .623 11.5 Eddie Popowski
Amsterdam Rugmakers 72 65 .526 18 Mayo Smith
Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers 57 81 .413 33.5 Jim Cullinane
Rome Colonels 51 86 .372 39 Bill Gates/Bill Booker/Emil Gall
Pittsfield 49 86 .363 440 Lloyd Brown
Trois Rivieres Royals 46 90 .338 43.5 George Scherger

Playoffs: Quebec 4 games, Oneonta 1; Amsterdam 4 games, Schenectady 2.
Finals:Quebec 4 games, Amsterdam 0.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Garland Lawing Quebec BA .346 Fred Belinsky Quebec W 22
Louis Palmisiano Quebec Runs 130 Hal Erickson Quebec SO 205
Hal Buckwalter Oneonta Hits 165 Hal Erickson Quebec ERA 2.40
Garland Lawing Quebec RBI 141 Fred Belinsky Quebec Pct .786; 22-6
Garland Lawing Quebec HR 19

[edit] 1951

1951 Canadian-American League
President: Albert E. Houghton

Team Standings W L PCT GB Managers
Oneonta Red Sox 83 34 .709 - Owen Scheetz
Pittsfield Phillies 72 42 .632 9.5 Richard Carter
Amsterdam Rugmakers 62 56 .525 21.5 Frank Novosel
Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers 52 61 .460 29 Al Barillari
Rome Colonels 46 71 .393 37 Buck Etchison
Kingston Colonials 33 84 .282 50 Hank Camelli/Joel Kern/John Sosh

Playoffs: Oneonta 3 games, Amsterdam 1; Gloversville-Johnstown 3 games, Pittsfield 2.
Finals: Oneonta 3 games, Gloversville-Johnstown 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
William McMillan Gloversville-Johnstown BA .377 George McPhail Pittsfield W 24
Bill Casanova Amsterdam Runs 121 Robert Jeffries Pittsfield SO 140
Bill Casanova Amsterdam Hits 155 George Uhaze Oneonta ERA 1.64
John Jones Amsterdam RBI 127 George Uhaze Oneonta Pct .842; 16-3
John Jones Quebec HR 18

[edit] League Records

Batting
Stat Player Team Tot Yr
GA David Jaska Rome Colonels 142 1947
BA Austin Knickerbocker Oneonta Indians .406 1941
AB George Clark Jr. Trois Rivieres Royals 565 1949
Runs Frank Genovese Oneonta Indians 145 1941
Hits Austin Knickerbocker Oneonta Indians 202 1941
RBI Maurice Van Robays Ogdensburg Colts 150 1937
2B Eddie Sawyer Amsterdam Rugmakers 53 1939
3B Frank Malzone Oneonta Red Sox 26 1949
HR Maurice Van Robays Ogdensburg Colts 43 1937
EBH Maurice Van Robays Ogdensburg Colts 80 1937
TB Maurice Van Robays Ogdensburg Colts 334 1937
Streak Dale Long Oneonta Red Sox 28 1947
SB Jim Whaley Ottawa Senators 64 1939
Sac Oscar Fleischman Oswego Netherlands 29 1939
BB Garland Lawing Quebec Braves 168 1950
SO Arnold Spence Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers 135 1949
Pitching
Stat Player Team Tot Yr
GA Loren Stewart Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers 56 1950
CG Frank Rochevot
John Dickenson
Harry Kuntashian
Perth-Cornwall Grays
Cornwall Bisons
Oswego Netherlands
27
27
27
1937
1938
1940
W George McPhail Oneonta Red Sox 24 1951
L William Hutchinson
George Copeland
Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers
Rome Colonels
20
20
1939
1942
PCT Roy Partlow Trois Rivieres Royals .909 10-1 1946
ERA Xavier Rescigno Smiths Falls Beavers 1.56 1937
IP Frank Rochevot Perth-Cornwall Grays 278.2 1938
Win Streak Albert Farrington Amsterdam Rugmakers 13 1938
SHO John Masuga Pittsfield Indians 7 1949
SO Duke Markell Schenectady Blue Jays 280 1948
BB Frank Rochevot Perth-Cornwall Grays 218 1938
HB Edward Carr Ottawa Braves 25 1937
WP Mike Naymick Oswego Netherlands 37 1938

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Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball 3rd edition.

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