1968 Alberta Snapshots      


Wally Waddle of the Edmonton Tigers is out at first base as Ken Ewasiuk of the Edmonton Blue
Willow Angels stretches for the throw in an Alberta Major Baseball League match.

Jones Safe

Pinch-runner Mark Jones of the Calgary Giants dives back to first base in the 6th inning to beat
the pick-off throw from Cascades' hurler Ian Reed.  Jim Berlando readies to take the throw. Giants
posted a 3-2 Alberta Major League victory.

Waddle, Hodgson

Edmonton Tigers' catcher Wally Waddle readies to nab a pitch from Bill Chahley as Cardinals'
Henry Hodgson tries to connect.  [Edmonton Journal, May 25, 1968]

Odeons pitchers

Calgary Odeons manager Russ Parker (left) shows off his lineup of strong-armed pitchers (left to right) right-handers Rick Horb and Ken Hutton, southpaw Wayne Davies, righties John Schmelke and Alf Sedran. [Calgary Herald, May 15, 1968]

Lloyd HaddonWillie Walasko

Left - Lloyd Haddon was a star of the 1968 Peace River, Alberta, Baseball Tournament.  Playing for the Beaverlodge entry, Haddon set a tourney record by smashing six home runs. In one game, he had three round trippers, driving in eight runs. Haddon, a long-time hockey star in the West, went six for ten with four intentional walks.

Right - Veteran Willie Walasko in his final season, the 1968 campaign with the Calgary Odeons.

Fletcher & LongmoreMel Meyers

Above left -. action in the Alberta Major League. In the photo with a caption "Forced at second", infielder Joey Fletcher of Edmonton Tigers steps on second to make at out of Calgary Cascades Tom Longmore.

Right - Mel Meyers southpaw chucker of the Brooks Lions rings up 16 punchouts as the Leos hammer the Medicine Hat Royals in the final game of the 1968 Medicine Hat 10th annual Rotary Baseball tournament and take home first prize money of $300

Lynn & Poelzer






Malcolm Lynn (right) and Jim Poelzer headed up the mound staff for the Blue Willow Junior Angels in Trail, BC.

The Edmonton juniors, representing Alberta, beat the Trail Blazers in a best-of-three series to decide the Alberta-BC entry in the Canadian Junior Baseball Championships at Moncton, NB, in August.


Lacombe Jagger

Relief pitcher Rick Jagger (centre) is mobbed his his teammates after he retired the final batter as Moose Jaw Regals nipped the Unity Cardinals 1-0 in the final of the Lacombe Tournament.

Tourney star Roy Rowley (11) who drove in the winning run in each of the Regals' three games, can be seen on the left.

1968 Lacombe McKnightThe heavily-favoured North Battleford Beavers had some tense moments on the opening day of the 1968 Lacombe Tournament. Ira McKnight is caught reaching for a pitch from Bill Chutz.

The ball can be see just in fron of catcher Lavern Bonham's mitt. That's Cam Sternig watching the action just behind McKnight.

1968 Lacombe Trembecky

Bob Trembecky of the All-Stars slides into third base after driving in two runs.

Cam Sternig is taking the throw as umpire Murray Service makes the call.

Beavers needed an extra inning to post a 6-3 victory.

1968_Lacombe Morgan Playing-manager Wayne Morgan of the Kindersley Klippers scores the first run in the 1968 Lacombe tournament in the fourth inning of their game against the Cold Lake Parrots.

McKee had reached base on a double and advanced on two successive wild pitches by Cold Lake pitcher Jim Fox (right).

Fox persevered and went ten full innings on the hill as the Parrots eked out a 4 to 3 triumph over the highly-rated Saskatchewan club.

1968 Lacombe Markowsky



Zenon " Zeke" Markowsky of the North Battleford Beavers tees off on a pitch in a game against the Central Alberta All-Stars.


1968 Lacombe Trophy

Mrs. Jean Stewart (back to camera) presents the Fred Stewart Memorial Trophy, named after her late husband, to John Hunter president of the Moose Jaw Regals, who captured the Lacombe Tournament for the second straight year. Regals' playing-manager Denny Williams and tournament chairman Jack Simpson look on. Fred Stewart was connected with the tournament since its inception in 1950 and was generally considered to be the man most responsible for building the event into the biggest of its kind in Western Canada, likely the entire country.