1957 Western Canada Snapshots     

Moriarty & Moriarty

George Moriarty, third baseman and manager of the Detroit Tigers and a long-time American League umpire, visited Renfrew Park last night, only to have the scheduled action between Lloydminster and the Eskimos washed out.  Now the head scout of the Tigers, George has a son, Dave, who now plays right field for the Meridians.  Left to right are Meridians' president and general manager Slim Thorpe, George Moriarty and Dave Moriarty.  (1957 photo from the Edmonton Journal.

Tom Haller & Ed Sada

Above - Moose Jaw catcher Tom Haller trying to tag Edmonton's Ed Sada.(Edmonton Journal, July 5, 1957)

Below - Manager Ed Tanner argues a call after Dave Moriarty is thrown out at the plate.  Ump is Johnny Lupul.  At the right is Tom McGhee. (Edmonton Journal, June 23, 1957)  

Yer Out !

Stefureak homer




Left -- Meridians greeting Ed Stefureak after his game-winning homer in  a 6-4 win over Edmonton. Marty Stillman offers congratulations. 

In the photo caption, the paper had Stefureak mistakenly identified as pitcher Ted Berner. They had it right on the story headline.  (Edmonton Journal, June 25, 1957) 

Stefureak Headline

Western Canada All_Stars

The All-Stars - Back row: Mark Bussan, Eddie Tanner, Bennie Griggs, Suge Carter, Tom Haller, Len Tucker. Middle row: Slim Thorpe, Tom McGhee, Jim Hansen, Bob Herron, Ralph Mabee, Jerry White. Front row: John Ducey, Cliff Pemberton, Jim Stevens, Ernie Rodriguez, Larry Miller, Jose (Bobby) Cesar.  (Edmonton Journal, July 4, 1957)

Ron Fairly scores


Edmonton's sensational centre fielder, 18-year-old Ron Fairly, crosses the plate as the Eskimos downed Regina Braves 8-5. Catcher for the Braves is Suge Carter, Regina's playing manager.

Fairly, from the University of Southern California, went on to a lengthy major league career.

(Edmonton Journal, July 3, 1957)

Vanderlaan gets congrats


Pitcher Bill Vanderlaan (middle) was met by a welcoming party as he strode off the hill after beating the Edmonton Eskimos 4-1 in the opener of a six-game series.

Left to right are, third baseman Lee Murphy (who wears special protection of his shin after being struck in the same spot four times by batted balls), pitcher Vanderlaan and first sacker Ike Jackson who contributed three hits.




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