1953 Basin League Snapshots     

Carl AhrensJohn Sabalaskey

Ron Ultes


College baseball provided the bulk of the material for the new semi-pro Basin League of South Dakota (and Valentine, Nebraska). Three key members of the University of Illinois squad suited up for the 1953 season.

Right-hander Carl Ahrens (top left) pitched for the Chamberlain Chiefs, pitcher John Sabalaskey (top right) and outfielder Ron Ultes (left) played for the Mitchell Kernels