1953 ManDak Snapshots     

Joe Atkins          Chick Longest

A hit and a miss in a May 14th game at Carman.  Left - Joe Atkins of the Cardinals gets a little wood on the ball.  Right - Chick Longest appears to foul one off his leg.  Brandon rallied in the 11th inning to post a 10-9 win. 

Winnipeg Royals 

Winnipeg Royals manager Ken Meyers with
congratulations for two of his stars, Jesse Douglas
(left) and Mike Kanshin (right)

Chuck Wilson     1953 action

Above left - Chuck Wilson on the road with Brandon Greys.  Right - In playoff action, Duke Bowman of Minot Mallards puts the tag on Bill Cleveland of Winnipeg Royals at third base.

Winnipeg Royals rotation

Winnipeg Royals impressive starting staff.  Left to right - Dirk Gibbons, Carlos Forten, Rolly Merrill, Fred Parker and Bill Washburn (Winnipeg Free Press, August 19, 1953).