1968 Alberta Snapshots      


Wally Waddle of the Edmonton Tigers is out at first base as Ken Ewasiuk of the Edmonton Blue
Willow Angels stretches for the throw in an Alberta Major Baseball League match.

Jones Safe

Pinch-runner Mark Jones of the Calgary Giants dives back to first base in the 6th inning to beat
the pick-off throw from Cascades' hurler Ian Reed.  Jim Berlando readies to take the throw. Giants
posted a 3-2 Alberta Major League victory.

Waddle, Hodgson

Edmonton Tigers' catcher Wally Waddle readies to nab a pitch from Bill Chahley as Cardinals'
Henry Hodgson tries to connect.  [Edmonton Journal, May 25, 1968]

Odeons pitchers

Calgary Odeons manager Russ Parker (left) shows off his lineup of strong-armed pitchers (left to right) right-handers Rick Horb and Ken Hutton, southpaw Wayne Davies, righties John Schmelke and Alf Sedran. [Calgary Herald, May 15, 1968]

Lloyd HaddonWillie Walasko

Left - Lloyd Haddon was a star of the 1968 Peace River, Alberta, Baseball Tournament.  Playing for the Beaverlodge entry, Haddon set a tourney record by smashing six home runs. In one game, he had three round trippers, driving in eight runs. Haddon, a long-time hockey star in the West, went six for ten with four intentional walks.

Right - Veteran Willie Walasko in his final season, the 1968 campaign with the Calgary Odeons.