1926 Saskatchewan Snapshots     

Casey MoroschanLeo Dobbyns & Moroschan

Moroschan & Pat McNeally


Above left - Regina Balmorals' playing-manager Casey Moroschan taking a few practice swings before stepping into the batter's box for a batting practice.

Above right - Import infielder Leo Dobbyns and playing-manager Casey Moroschan of the 1926 Regina Balmorals.

Left - Regina Balmoral teammates Casey Moroschan and Pat McNeally.

Below - Several members of the 1926 Regina Balmorals after a pit stop en route to a mid-May exhibition game in Scobey, Montana against a team featuring exiled player Oscar "Hap" Felsch, formerly a star with the 1919 Chicago White Sox, who was suspended from organized baseball.

Regina Balmorals

Dodger LewisTom GradyLeft - Newspaper photo of Regina Balmorals' pitcher/utility player, Lincoln "Dodger" Lewis of the renown Lewis brothers ((Earl, Frank, Clifford Gordon(Stiffy) and Dodger) who were prominent in athletics in Alberta mainly in the 1920s and 1930s.

In 1926, Dodger and brother Frank showed up in Calgary with the Balmorals for a set of exhibition games.

Moroschan Photos from the Moroschan Collection, courtesy of Gerri Mouyios (daughter of Casey Moroschan)

Right - Most ball players have trouble enough hauling in flies and collecting base hits with the aid of two good hands, but not Tom Grady, one-armed baseballer from Fiske, Sask. Tom lost his right arm when run over by a street car in Minneapolis. He was three years old at the time.

About five years ago Tom decided to make a stab a playing ball with the men's club at Fiske.  In spite of his severe physical handicap Grady found that he could grab the pill and swat it about as good as the next fellow. He stuck to his task and now the Fiske ball club management regards him as one of the most reliable fielders and hitters on the line-up.

During the 1926 tournament ball season through Northern Saskatchewan, the Fiske nine collected many purses, and Grady played a prominent roll in more than one victory.

Grady played centre field for the Fiske team in the tournament (at Saskatoon) fair week.  Besides pulling off sensational catches in the outfield in his one-hand style, he connected for three safe hits in the series.

Not a bad record for a fellow who's shy one arm.  [Calgary Herald, September 02, 1926]