1955 Snapshots     

Murderers Row

Above - Meridians' Murderers Row -- Don Stewart, Collins Jones, Jim Valentine, Dick Barry,
Curly WIlliams 
(Photo courtesy Chuck McGuigan)

Below : Four Amigos -- Bob Bayless, Chuck McGuigan, Dick Barry, Bill Duft 

Four Amigos, Lloydminster

Chuck McGuiganChuck McGuigan, 2B

Above left - Chuck McGuigan modeling the Meridians' homeuniform.  Right : Chuck McGuigan covering the infield.   Photos courtesy Chuck McGuigan

Mabee & MakinoJohn Doucette

Above Left - Managers prepare for the opening game of the Global World Series in Milwaukee.  Ralph
(left) of Canada and Naotaka Makino of Japan.  (Photo from National Baseball Congress, 1956)

Right - Canadian pitcher John Doucette of the Edmonton Eskimos.
Cal Bauer homer







Left  : Cal Bauer, Edmonton centrefielder gets a handshake from teammate Norm Forbes after a solo homer.

(Edmonton Journal, 1955)  

Ryan, Bloom, Garay




Lucky charm - Ever since Smoky, the Eskimos' mascot joined the club in Saskatoon, Roy Carlston's crew has yet to taste defeat.

The Esks have now won five in a row and they've given their Panda bear some credit. Holding Smoky is first baseman Jim Ryan. In the middle is Dale Bloom, who threw a gem - a four-hit shutout against the Lloydminster Meridians. On the right is the club's new catcher, Eddie Garay. (Edmonon Journal, July 13, 1955)Don Stewart injured

Above - : Meridians' Don Stewart is down, hit by a pitch. Roberto Zayas looks on (left) along with Edmonton catcher Ed Garay and umpire John Lupul.   (Edmonton Journal, August 2, 1955) 

Negro League veteran Barney Brown, of the Lloydminster Meridians.

The left-hander was 47 years of age when he joined the Meridians in 1955 after starting the season with Minot of the ManDak League.

He was the ace of the staff for the last-place club pitching in 10 games, all starts and completing all of them. He had a 5-5 record and an ERA of 2.90, fifth best in the league.

Brown had pitching in Brandon, Manitoba in 1952 and 1953 after wrapping up a Negro League career and suiting up in Mexico for two seasons.

He also played in Canada in Ontario's Intercounty league with Brantford Red Sox.

He returned to Lloydminster in 1956 for his final year in baseball.



Looks to be Lloydminster's Roberto Zayas about to beat the throw to Edmonton first baseman Jim Ryan.






An unidentified (Dick Barry?) Lloydminster Meridan on a close play at first base at Renfrew Park at Edmonton.


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