Snapshots Manitoba 1958     

1958 Season OpenerBruce Smith

Above left - In the 1958 Winnipeg Senior League season opener at Provencher Park at St. Boniface, the defending champions thrilled a home crowd of some 1,500 with an 16-1 trouncing of the CUAC Blues. Here, St.Boniface catcher Gerry Brisson safely slides into third as the Blues' Mark Flynn awaits the throw. Brisson led the winners with a two-run homer and a pair of singles.

Above right - right-hander Bruce Smith of the Brandon Athletics of the South-Central League who fired a no-hitter on June 10th as the A's wrapped up their home schedule in an otherwise down season.

Below - May 15, 1958, managers and captains engage in some pre-game chat and go over the ground rules in preparation for the opening game of the South-Central League at Kinsmen Stadium, Brandon. Left to right - Mort Wright and Rudy Stritz of the Brandon Cloverleafs and Don Sumner and Bill Munro of the Brandon Athletics. (Brandon Daily Sun)

Pre-game chat