The Wranglers came back even stronger in 1949 behind the league's top power manů Pete Hughes who hit 24 HR and walked a whopping 210 times while also hitting 31 2B, 9 3B and batting .350 for a .573 OBP and an OPS of 1.220. Telmo Bartolomei's 24 2B, 9 3B, 18 HR and .315 provided some protection in the lineup while 5 hitters in the lineup hit double-digits in triples. On the mound, Robert Shore was terrific with the best winning percentage in the league posting a 17-3, 4.53. Robert Janeway (15-4, 3.48), Larry Baldwin (15-6, 4.38) and Al Treichel (15-7, 4.65) weren't too far behind and even the back of the rotation which featured John McCarthy (12-5, 4.19) and Walter Peluso (10-4, 3.98) were solid and led this team to 1st place with a fantastic 88-38 (.698) record, taking home to Cashman Field I / Elks Stadium, its first ever Sunset League Championship. A 2nd place 61,000 fans came out to the ballpark to see the amazing Pete Hughes lead Las Vegas to victory.