(August 21, 1949) Dick Barnes (left) fired the first no-hitter in Big Four history to lead Calgary Purity 99 to an 8-0 win over Edmonton Eskimos at Buffalo Park.
The righthander faced only 29 batters, walking a pair while fanning four. Barnes helped his own cause with a two-run homer in the 4th inning.
(Right) A pair of stalwarts from Winnipeg were key to the Edmonton Cubs title chase. First baseman Jim Ryan, left, and pitcher John McManus (right).
Above left - Catcher Laurel Harney (left) extolling the pitching prowess of Morris Hawkey (centre) to Reg Clarkson. Right - Cubs' playing manager Les Edwards.
Left - Manager Ralph Morgan congratulates winning pitcher Jerry Seaman following the Esks semi-final victory over Purity 99. Below - Calgary Purity 99 lefthander Bill "Lefty" Whyte.
Left to right - Calgary Purity's Ernie Choukalos, first baseman Walt Gully of Purity and catcher / outfielder Barry Robertshaw of the Edmonton Cubs.
They're all smiles as the Calgary Buffaloes prepare for opening day of the 1949 season. Manager Jim Forsyth (centre) is counting on big seasons from catcher Carl Mori (left) and pitcher / outfielder Jimmy Gibson
The Calgary Purity 99 infield. Left to right - Walt Gully, Don McIntyre, Fred Granato, Butch Dow and Woody Huckabay.
Left - As the Calgary Purity 99s prepared for the new season, a strong pitching staff (left) appeared to be one of the strengths. From left to right - Don Grant, Arnold Fernandez, Doug Oliver, Bill White, Al Byman, Jack Mills and Lorne Benson.
Right - Purity 99 shortstop Woody Huckabay