1955 ManDak Snapshots     

Rare sight - Raehse error    Safe at third !

Left - It happened but fans just couldn't believe it. Bill Raehse was guilty of an error Sunday against Dickinson Packers. The smooth working first sacker had a throw from third baseman Fred Vaughn bounce off his mitt. Ev Johnson, Dickinson catcher, is shown about to cross first base. Base umpire Stan Papich is tensed, ready to give a decision on the play. The Oilers beat the Packers 11-1. (Williston Herald, July 11, 1955)

Right - Frank Roelandt of Williston is safe at third after bashing a two-run triple of the right field wall.  Late with the tag is Minot third baseman Duke BowmanEd Claussen is the umpire. Roelandt had a big night -- a double, triple, sac fly good for four RBI.  Oilers whipped the Mallards 16-7. (Williston Herald, 1955)

Tip of the cap      Don Lee

Left - Williston catcher Frank Roelandt tips his cap to heckling teammates after belting a double.  #7 is Buddy Afremow, Dickinson shortstop. (Williston Herald, July 11, 1955) 

Right - Don Lee of Williston fires to Ron Bowen, Dickinson. (Williston Herald, July 11, 1955)

Williston action     Roy Weatherly

Left -  An unidentified Williston Oiler hitter.

Right - Roy Weatherly, the former major leaguer, collected three hits on the final day of the regular season to shade Butch Davis, a two-time batting champion, for the hitting crown, .371 to .369.  Weatherly had 111 hits, including 23 doubles, 4 triples, 21 home runs, and batted in 61.  He established three ManDak records - homers, total bases and slugging. 

Thanks to Tom Mulcahy for digging out these '55  clippings. 

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