1946 Edmonton Eskimos     

1946 Edmonto Eskimos

Back Row (left to right) - John Beatty, Doug Lane, Doug Darrah, Bill Price, Charlie Roeder, Bert Culver, Tiger Goldstick (Trainer).

Middle row - Bill Lupul, Gino Valenti, Art Flores, XXX.

Front row - Bill Whyte P, Doug Stevenson, Grant Campbell bat boy, XXX, Pete Tedeschi.

Other possibles : Ray Dunn, Anderson, Bill Newman, Howie Peers, Thomson, Emil Peroni, Robert Arieta, Ernie Marlow, Ed "Lefty" Belter. Familiar Edmonton baseball names John Ducey and Ed "Lefty" Belter are not pictured, but may have been part of the team.

Thanks to Allan Wachowich (the former Edmonton bat boy) and Brant Ducey (author of the wonderful book, The Rajah of Renfrew) for his help in identifying the team and players. Brant suggests this may have been an offshoot of the three 1946 Edmonton clubs, but mainly the Eskimos with a few players from the Cubs and Army & Navy Cardinals. That season there were amalgamated teams that played against such opposition as the House of David, the touring Earl Mack major league All-Stars and during the final provincial senior playoffs.

(Photo courtesy of Mary Ellen Whyte, daughter of player Bill Whyte)