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 Estevan Baseball Teams


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Estevan-Bienfait Coalers
then Estevan Coalers
then Estevan Maple Leafs
Senior Baseball Team

Members of the Southern Baseball League.

Weyburn Beavers
Bienfait Coalers
Assiniboia Aces
Moose Jaw Lakers
Regina Cardinals
Regina Red Sox
Notre Dame Hounds, Wilcox
Regina Caps
Moose Jaw Canucks
Indian Head
Swift Current Indians
Fort Qu'Appelle
Balcarres Braves
Saskatoon Bavarians

ca 1930's
Elmer William "Lefty" White

b- July 27, 1903 in Millersburg, Michigan, USA
d- 1996 in Nelson BC
He was a Teacher at ECI from 1930-1939.
                     May 2, 1939 he was Captain of the Estevan Collegiate Cadet Corps,
63 Members, they were rated 2nd in the Province for Efficiency.
                    Mr. White was also Leader of the Collegiate's Junior First Aid Team .

Lefty played baseball in SE Saskatchewan,
and was widely known south of Regina to the border,
as a Great Left Handed Pitcher.
Lefty was entered into the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990

Lefty became even more famous, as a Major in "B" Company,
South Saskatchewan Regiment, when he was fighting at Dieppe.

Served in WWII, taken prisoner at Dieppe, Aug. 1942,
Spent rest of war as a Prisoner of War in Germany.
He was even assumed dead at one point and his family was notified.

 Family Immigrated to Canada in 1912
Father- Lewis White
b- Sept 10, 1874 in Goderich, Huron, ON
d- Dec 28, 1948 Colville, Stevens, WA, USA
Lewis was the son of Lewis White and Margaret Ann Burke,
                      Mother- Anna Lillian Kauffman
b- 1881 in MI, USA
d-1967 Colville Reservation, WA, USA
 Anna was the daughter of Johann Conrad "John" Kauffman and Elizabeth Woodruff.

 Lefty's Siblings- Floyd White and Clyde White

Lefty Married Gladys May Hare, Sept 6, 1926, at Osage, SK.
They and had 2 sons, 1 I know is deceased.
 His wife played ladies baseball in Osage.

Ned Rooney- Manager
Mel Torgenrud- Pitcher (played for Weyburn before this)
Buford Conley- 2B
Charlie Nichols- CF
Wilbur Greene- 1B
Koney Williams- LF
Junior Williams- Pitcher
Chappie Gray
Leroy Pettus- RF
Terrell- SS
Landrum- 3B
Benson CF
Allan Bryant- Lefty Pitcher
Eric Quist President of the Estevan Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs members of the Western Baseball League
with Swift Current Indians
Moose Jaw Canucks
Indian Head Rockets
Maple Leafs played at Nicholson Field
Henry McHenry right hand pitcher,
was an all time Negro American League great.
Freddie Shephard, was another Negro American League player,
that played for the Estevan Maple Leafs in 1951.

1952 they were in a Western Canada League game
against Saskatoon Gems
Playing Manager- Harry Munroe
Mel Torgenrud- starting Pitcher
Pete McLeod- relief Pitcher
Bill Shea- 2B
Andy Lillie- SS
Charlie Selph- 3B
Lou Pesce- 1B
Wayne Stephenson
League teams, 1952-
North Battleford
Moose Jaw
and Estevan

The team was called Bienfait-Estevan Coalers
Moose Jaw Lakers won championship in 1954

Apr 1955 name changed from Bienfait-Estevan Coalers
Team was now called Estevan Coalers
Frank Mather reelected President
Vic Walker Sec-treasurer
Nasie Schell Sr. First Vice President
Allan O'Handley- 2nd vice- President
Exec committee in charge of Equipment and Transportation:
Roy Sandie
Garfield McKechney
Rollie Jalbert
Jim Smith
Nasie Schell Jr

Neil Courtoreillel P, Stan Fleck C, Jack Harbourne- P/OF,
Bob Jackson- C, Roland Jalbert- C, Ralph Johnston "Preacher" P,
Len Kalichuk, Erwin Kreuger- C, Gary McKechney- P/1B,
Ron McKechney- P/C, Joe Moroz, Paul Myers- LHP (also Regina Braves),
Bob Petterson, George Roy- OF/P, Harold Schnell- OF/C,
Nasie Schnell- 2B/OF, Merrill Tennant- P, Orval Verpe- P,
Dale Wetsch- SS, Wright C, Bill Zielinski- P

Teams in Southern League in 1955
Assiniboia Aces
Avonlea Arrows
Moose Jaw Lakers
Notre Dame Hounds
Regina Red Sox
Regina Royal Caps
Weyburn Beavers
and Estevan Coalers

Last Sunday of Apr 1956 name changed to Estevan Maple Leafs
Allan O'Handley elected President
Gordon Schnell, Sec-Treasurer
Public School children were admitted free to the games.

Players in 1956
Irwin Krueger was catcher,
Pitcher Gary McKechney,
Ken Allen, Wayne North, Nasie Schnell
1956 they fought Regina red Sox for the championship game.

Southey Red Sox

Maple Leaf Players, Exec etc
Gordie McDonald, Wally Becker, Ron McKechney,
Gary McKechney, Erwin Kreuger,Dale Wetsch,   
 Nasie Schnell, Doug Martin, Bob Davis,
Wayne North, Pete Maloney, Harold Schnell,
Glenn Schnell (batboy),
Nasie Schnell Sr. (Team president)
Homer Swinehart (Business mgr.)
Ken Hearson (Sec.-treas.),
Hank Dornstauder (Playing-manager),

Merv Sanderson was Estevan's Pitcher
Dale Wetsch
Erwin Krueger

Merv Sanderson- Pitcher
Jack Harbourne- relief Pitcher
Nasie Schnell
Ernie Dyda- Pitcher
Gary McKechney- Relief and starting Pitcher
Harold Schnell
Larry  McWilliams
Lyle Thompson
Fred Kratchy
Bob K
Moose Jaw Mallards one of the teams they played

southern Baseball League
played Moose Jaw Steelers
other teams Balcarres Braves
Marquis Wheat Kings
Rowletta Lakers
Weyburn Beavers
Notre Dame Hounds
Regina Red Sox

Southern Baseball League
Estevan Maple Leafs
Swift Current Indians
Regina Red Sox
Fort Qu'Appelle Sioux Indians
Moose Jaw Steelers

Lyle Thompson- SS
Harold Schnell
Gordie McDonald- Pitcher
Ron McKechney
Al Swinehart- Pitcher
Jack Harbourne
Dan Klippenstein

Vic Wall
Dennis O'Handley- Pitcher
Bobby Dickson- Relief Pitcher
Ron McKechney




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