1956 Alberta Snapshots      

Baseball action at Vulcan

Harry Watson of Picture Butte scampers to first.  Fred Burley of Vulcan is the catcher, Roy
Wellman
, the umpire. The 1956 action is at the new park in Vulcan.
(Jack Altman photo)

Pat Gillick and friends  


Young lefty Pat Gillick after his 4-hit, 17 K performance in the Calgary Tournament. 

Manager George Wesley, bottom left, Tedd Bogal, top left, and Bill Fennessey.  Gillick had earlier tossed a no-hitter in the Medicine Hat Tourney.  (Lethbridge Herald, August 27, 1956)

Gillick pitched for five years in the Baltimore farm system (including an 11-2, 1.91 record in the Triple-I League) before switching to the administrative side and what turned out to be a spectacular career in the front office.


Picture Butte Trio

Border crossing

Henderson Stadium


Left - A trio of hurlers for the Picture Butte Indians.  Left to right -- Tom Snowden, Gary Harrison, John Chavez. (Photo courtesy Gary Harrison)

Top right - Jim Lester, Willie Walasko, Tedd Bogal and Gord Vejprava at the border crossing heading for Wyoming!  Bottom right:  Henderson Stadium in Lethbridge (Photos courtesy Jim Lester)

Picture Butte trio

Picture Butte stalwarts, John Chavez, Bobby Lee and Mako Tashima[Photo courtesy of the Galt Museum and Archives, Photo # 19753802022]

Tedd Bogal Bentley MacEwen

 

Left - Tedd Bogal, catcher for Granum White Sox.  Bogal played for two seasons in Alberta before a long career in Ontario's Inter-County league.  (Photo courtesy of Tedd Bogal)

Right - Bentley MacEwen of Granum.  From Delisle's Bentley family to an extended pitching career on the prairies. (Photo courtesy of Tedd Bogal)

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