1960 Alberta Snapshots     


Edmonton City Police had things well in hand against the Beverly Drakes at Renfrew Park in Big Seven Action. Second baseman Rollie Miles (the Edmonton Eskimo football star(, catcher Stan Kulka (who knocked in three runs) and winning pitcher Dave Kostenuk look on. [Edmonton Journal, June 6, 1960]

MacKay & Waddle




The battery of Colin "Scotty" McKay and Wally Waddle kept the North Edmonton Rockets in the hunt for the Big Seven's playoff crown with a 9-4 victory over the City Police.

MacKay aided his own cause with a pair of RBI and Waddle belted a triple and scored two runs. [Edmonton Journal, September 2, 1960]



Rockets win !League president Ken McAuley is seen presenting the Hiram Walker Trophy, emblematic of the Edmonton playoff crown, to manager Lefty Mack and his North Edmonton Rockets following the Rockets 6-4 victory over City Police to take the best-of-three final two games to one.

Catcher Wally Waddle is seen between Mack and McAuley. [Edmonton Journal, September 3, 1960]

McKay, Horowko, Mack


North Edmonton Rockets came from behind a four-run deficit to overcome Fort Saskatchewan 5-4 in the opener of a Big Seven semi-final.

Celebrating the victory are pitcher Colin McKay, centrefielder Ed Howorko, who had three hits, and manager Lefty Mack. [Edmonton Journal, August 25, 1960]



Tookey no-hitter





Dream game - Southpaw Ron Tookey of the North Edmonton Rockets is hoisted aloft on the shoulders of his teammates after tossing a no-hitter against St. Josaphat's at Renfrew Park Sunday afternoon.

He fanned seven, walked three and hit one in the 7-0 victory.

[Edmonton Journal, July 4, 1960]



Withers, Satriano, Bach











Back "Home" - Three former members of the Edmonton Eskimos - pitcher Jim Withers, shortstop Tom Satriano and catcher Steve Bach, operated out of the visitors' dugout at Renfrew Park playing for the Drain Black Sox who won both ends of a day-night doubleheader against the Big Seven All-Stars.

[Edmonton Journal, August 2, 1960]







St. Josaphat's




The brass of the St. Josaphat's Saints of the Big Seven League, Coach Ted Tyrkalo, Secretary Clarence Marchak and Manager Ron Zapisocki.


City Police Trio


One up, one to go - By trade, this trio are all pitchers, but Dale Barrow and Ed Williams, centre and right, found new assignments to help Dave Kostenuk, left, weather a 15-14 victory for the City Police over North Edmonton.

Barrow delivered the tie-breaking single with one out in the ninth, and Williams, who came in as a pinch-hitter in the 10-run eighth inning, batted two for two and scored two big runs.




Airborne Rockets - The North Edmonton Rockets are on the move in the Big Seven standings and three of their big guns last night were Nick Baiton, LaVerne Holmes and Brian Peace.

The combination of Peace's double and Baiton's two-out single in the seventh produced the winning run, 4-3 over Beverly. Meanwhile, Holmes was limiting the Drakes to four hits.





Ken Anderson



Lots of hits in this lumber - Police catcher Ken Anderson has a bat for each of his four consecutive base hits in a 4-2 victory over St. Josaphat's. Pitcher Bill Chahley finally got Anderson to hit into a fielder's choice on his last turn.