1959 Saskatchewan Snapshots     

Season opener

Local ball often received wide coverage in the local papers.  The Moose Jaw Times Herald included the above in its preview of the 1959 Southern League Mallards.  Left to right - Joe Foord, Bob Nevill, Wayne Young, Bob Baker, Russ Kindred, Terry Wasley, Fergie Olver, Roberto Zayas.

 Score, standing up     Safe at third

Above left - In a May 21st game, Moose Jaw Mallards' playing-manager Roberto Zayas raises his arms to signify no slide is needed as Dennis Williams scores on an inside-the-park home run. Notre Dame Hounds' catcher Ed Doetzel watches for the relay throw from the outfield. Moose Jaw's Joe Foord (#5) waits his turn at bat.  Above right - Harvey Johnson of the Regina Red Sox slides safely into third base as Moose Jaw Mallards' Lorne Humphries awaits outfield relay.

Above left - Moose Jaw Mallards' third baseman Wayne Young scores as Moose Jaw Lakers' catcher George Hunchuk prepares to block a low relay throw to the plate.  Below right- Zayas discusses how to pitch to Regina Red Sox hitters as Mallards' hurlers Joe Benaschuk and Dick Mandzuk listen attentively. 

Young scoresZayas manager


Below left - Denny Cochrane of the Regina Red Sox scores as teammate Lionel Ruhr motions him to stand up. Moose Jaw Mallards' catcher Joe Foord is at the left.

A run in Batting techniques

Above right - Moose Jaw Lakers' playing manager George Hunchuk (second from right) discusses hitting techniques with Charlie Elsom, Wally Blaisdell and Fred Hansen.

Below left - Merv Sanderson, Erwin Kreuger and Nasie Schnell observing the game from the Estevan Maple Leafs' dugout.  Below right - Erwin Kreuger of the Estevan Maple Leafs takes a cut at a pitch from Regina Red Sox pitcher Al Ash. Red Sox catcher Morris McNabb makes a stab at the pitch.

Vocal support     1959 action

1959 action

Above - Balcarres Braves' third baseman Larry Trapp hits the dirt as Moose Jaw Mallards' playing-manager Roberto Zayas at first base takes the throw and attempts the tag.