1951 ManDak Snapshots     

1951 Pitching staff



Elmwood manager Wesley Barrow (left) has an attentive audience from his potential starting staff - Matthew McGowan, Ray Finch, James Bolden, Al Lombard and Junior Williams (left to right). (Winnipeg Free Press, May 12, 1951)

1951 Johnson bats


Carman first baseman Bob Johnson takes a solid swing in the game between the Cardinals and the Brandon Greys.

Cards managed to escape with a 6-5 win in 12 innings before more than 3,000 fans at the league opener in Carman, May 21st.




Pepper Game

May 7, 1951, the Winnipeg Buffaloes began workouts at Osborne Stadium. Pictured (as fielders) are Leon Day, Joe Taylor, Pee Wee Jenkins, Sherman Watrous, manager Willie Wells, Lefty Jones, Taylor Smith and Pee Wee Butts. Wielding the willows are (left to right) John Kennedy, Charlie White, Frazier Robinson and Butch Davis.

Barrow & playersHarry Butts

Above left - Manager Wesley Barrow of the Elmwood Giants discusses strategy with four members of his 1951 squad. Left to right - John Britton, Coney Williams, Barrow, Joe Mitchell and Joe Spencer.

Above right - Southpaw Harry Butts, from the Indianapolis Clowns of Negro ball, joins the Brandon Suns.

Davis, Day, Taylor



Left -  May 7, 1951, the Winnipeg Buffaloes began workouts at Osborne Stadium.

Three members of the 1950 team were in uniform to begin the preparations for the
new season - Butch Davis, Leon Day and Joe Taylor (left to right).




Left - Frazier Robinson of the Winnipeg Buffaloes.

A catcher, Robinson joined the Buffaloes in 1950 for the first season of the ManDak League. He returned in 1951 and moved on to the Brandon Greys in 1952.

The Buffaloes, in 1950, had an all-Black lineup, including Percy Howard C, Willie Wells Jr. SS, Willie Wells Sr. MGR, John Kennedy 2B, Lomax "Butch" Davis LF, Ernest "Spoon" Carter P, Leon Day P/UT, Johnny Britton 3B, Samuel Hill CF, Jimmie Newberry P, Lyman Bostock 1B, Andy Porter P, Taylor Smith P and Joe Taylor OF.