1964 Alberta Snapshots     

Mailey & Wiberg awards



Third baseman Owen Mailey (right) of the Red Deer Eskimos and right-hander Les Wiberg (left) of the Innisfail Buckaroos in receipt of individual trophies presented for their outstanding 1964 season in the Rosebud Baseball League.

Mailey, a native of Trail B.C., was the top batter in the circuit while Wiberg was named as the loop’s outstanding pitcher.


Below left - Speedy third baseman Owen Mailey of the Red Deer Eskimos beats a throw the the plate as Carstairs catcher Jim Clarke is about to receive the late throw. The Eskimos walloped Carstairs 10 – 4 to advance to the Rosebud Baseball League finals.

Below right - The little lefty, Joe Weremy, continued to sparkle on the hill.  Weremy suited up with the Falher Leths of the North Peace Baseball League in 1964.  The Alberta native had begun his career with Beverely Athletics in the early 50s.  He pitched for Granum in 1955 (setting a strikeout record in the Lethbridge tournament) and 1956 before settling in the Peace River area. He pitched in Peace River, Falher, Grand Prairie and Dawson Creek before moving to Quesnel, BC in 1970.  The MVP of the Quesnel Seniors League in '70, he continued to play until 1975. 

Mailey scoresJoe Weremy