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The Far West League began play in 1948. The class D[1] league shrank from 8 teams to 6 in 1951 and was gone by 1952 as one of many short-lived post-World War II minor leagues.

  • From 1948 through 1951, the league was dominated by Ray Perry.

Contents

[edit] Cities Represented

[edit] Yearly Standings

[edit] 1948 Standings

League President: Jerry Donovan

Team Record GB Manager
Oroville Red Sox 67-51 - Nino Bongiovanni
Medford Nuggets 66-56 3 Larry Shepard
Klamath Falls Gems 67-58 3 1/2 Joe Gantenbein
Santa Rosa Pirates 63-59 6 Dan Reagan
Willows Cardinals 62-63 8 1/2 James Tyack / Bill Krueger (minors)
Redding Browns 61-62 8 1/2 Ray Perry
Marysville Braves 59-63 10 Edward Wheeler / James Keller / Spencer Harris
Pittsburg Diamonds / Roseville Diamonds# 38-71 24 1/2 Gus Suhr / Arnold Rose / Bill Shewey

#Pittsburg (31-48) moved to Roseville July 30; first home game August 5.

Playoffs: Klamath Falls 3 games, Oroville 1; Santa Rosa 3 games, Medford 1

Finals: Santa Rosa 4 games, Klamath Falls 3.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Ray Perry Redding BA .411 Larry Shepard Medford W 22
Don Taylor Medford Runs 139 Jules Hudson Oroville SO 237
Ray Perry Redding Hits 179 Ronald Lee Medford ERA 2.53
Ray Perry Redding RBI 163 Larry Shepard Medford Pct .880; 22-3
Ray Perry Redding HR 36


[edit] 1949 Standings

League President: Jerry Donovan

Team Record GB Manager
Pittsburg Diamonds 84-43 - Vince DiMaggio
Klamath Falls Gems 78-46 4 1/2 Hub Kittle
Willows Cardinals 68-58 15 1/2 Bert Bonomi / Fred Fass
Redding Browns 63-64 21 Ray Perry
Marysville Braves 59-66 24 Rex Carr
Medford Nuggets 39-84 43 Dan Reagan
Santa Rosa Cats+ 43-49 Dropped August 4 Joe Abreu / Alvin Kruk / Lembert Serpa / Lou Vezilich
Vallejo Chiefs$ 34-58 Dropped July 31 Lou Vezilich

$ Vallejo disbanded July 31
+ Santa Rosa disbanded August 4.

Playoffs: Pittsburg 3 games, Willows 2; Redding 3 games, Klamath Falls 2

Finals: Pittsburg 4 games, Redding 3

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Lou Vezilich Vallejo/Santa Rosa BA .406 William Carr Pittsburg W 21
Ray Perry
Ted Hess
Redding
Klamath Falls
Runs 135
135
James Howard Redding SO 226
Ted Hess Klamath Falls Hits 188 William Carr Pittsburg ERA 3.28
Ray Perry Redding RBI 155 Blair Simpson Pittsburg Pct .882; 15-2
Ray Perry Redding HR 45

[edit] 1950 Standings

League President: Jerry Donovan

Team Record GB Manager
Klamath Falls Gems 87-52 - Hub Kittle
Redding Browns 86-54 1 1/2 Ray Perry
Reno Silver Sox 75-63 11 1/2 Joe Borich
Medford Rogues 69-70 18 Tommy Nelson / Wilfred Jonas
Pittsburg Diamonds 67-73 20 1/2 Vince DiMaggio
Eugene Larks 62-77 25 Lou Vezilich
Marysville Peaches 56-82 30 1/2 Bert Kenmuir / Charles Welchel
Willows Cardinals 54-85 33 Ray Malgradi

Playoffs: Klamath Falls 3 games, Reno 2; Redding 3 games, Medford 0

Finals: Redding 3 games, Klamath Falls 1.

Player Statistics
Player Team Stat Tot Player Team Stat Tot
Joe Borich Reno BA .387 Andy Sierra Klamath Falls W 22
Ray Perry Redding Runs 162 Andy Sierra Klamath Falls SO 258
George Triandos Klamath Falls Hits 183 Eugene Valentine Pittsburg ERA 1.82
Ray Perry Redding RBI 170 Hub Kittle Klamath Falls Pct 1.000; 10-0
Ray Perry Redding HR 44


[edit] 1951 Standings

League President: Jerry Donovan

Team Record GB Manager
Redding Browns 76-55 - Ray Perry
Klamath Falls Gems 74-54 1/2 Bill DeCarlo
Reno Silver Sox 52-65 17 Cotton Pippen
Eugene Larks 51-70 20 Duster Mails / George Matile / Cliff Dapper
Medford Rogues 47-67 20 1/2 Frank Lucchesi
Pittsburg Diamonds# 29-18 Dropped June 14 Vince DiMaggio

#Pittsburg disbanded June 14

Playoff: Klamath Falls 3 games, Redding 0

[edit] League Records

Batting
Stat Player Team Tot Yr
GA Charles Terrazas Eugene Larks 140 1950
BA Ray Perry Redding Browns .411 1948
AB Donald Williams Medford Rogues 549 1950
Runs Ray Perry Redding Browns 162 1950
Hits Ted Hesse Klamath Falls Gems 188 1949
RBI Ray Perry Redding Browns 170 1950
2B Miguel Rivera Willows Cardinals 39 1949
3B Stan Roseboro Klamath Falls Gems 21 1951
HR Ray Perry Redding Browns 45 1949
EBH Ray Perry Redding Browns 78 1950
TB Ray Perry Redding Browns 339 1950
Sac William Murphy Redding Browns 21 1951
SB Jim Hudgens Oroville Red Sox 44 1948
BB Ray Perry Redding Browns 180 1951
SO Charles Terrazas Eugene Larks 129 1950
Pitching
Stat Player Team Tot Yr
GA William Seward Reno Silver Sox 51 1950
CG Elwood Clear Willows Cardinals 23 1948
W Larry Shepard
Andy Sierra
Medford Dodgers
Klamath Falls Gems
22
22
1948
1950
L Lavere Hermann Medford Rogues 18 1950
PCT Blair Simpson Pittsburg Diamonds .882 15-2 1949
ERA Ronald Lee Medford Dodgers 2.53 1948
IP Lavere Hermann Medford Rogues 241 1950
SHO William LaThorpe
Henry Pippen
Santa Rosa Pirates
Reno Silver Sox
4
4
1948
1951
SO Andy Sierra Klamath Falls Gems 258 1950
BB Garrett Scott Redding Browns 181 1950
  1. See The Sporting News, 1947-09-24, p. 33 for news of the formation of the new class D Far West League. The same publication, in the issue of 1948-04-21, p. 21 also lists the Far West League as class D in a table of executives for various leagues.
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