1951 Bellingham (WA) Bells     

1951 Bellingham Bells

The Bellingham Bells had a long history of competition with BC teams. The 1951 edition, which captured the state title for the fourth time in six years, featured an outstanding BC athlete, pitcher/outfielder Arnie Hallgren.

Back row (left to right)  Gabby Postelwaite Coach, Gale Bishop OF, Mike Budnick UT, Hal Arnason P, Arnie Hallgren OF, Andy Padovan C, Dale Hanna P, Clayton Carr C, Walter Richardson UT, Perry Stanvik UT.

Front - Cliff Gaffney 3B, Ty Hofeditz UT, Bob Nunamaker 2B, Delmar Nelson UT, Rod Keogh P, Jack Hjelmaa UT, Joe Martin MGR.  Mascot Dick Martin. 

[Photo from the Official Baseball Annual 1953, National Baseball Congress]