1955 Snapshots     

Murderers Row

Above - Meridians' Murderers Row -- Don Stewart, Collins Jones, Jim Valentine, Dick Barry,
Curly WIlliams 
(Photo courtesy Chuck McGuigan)

Below : Four Amigos -- Bob Bayless, Chuck McGuigan, Dick Barry, Bill Duft 

Four Amigos, Lloydminster

Chuck McGuiganChuck McGuigan, 2B

Mabee & Makino





Above left - Chuck McGuigan modeling the Meridians' homeuniform. 

Right : Chuck McGuigan covering the infield.  

Photos courtesy Chuck McGuigan


Left - Managers prepare for the opening game of the Global World Series in Milwaukee. 

Ralph Mabee (left) of Canada and Naotaka Makino of Japan. 

(Photo from National Baseball Congress, 1956)

Cal Bauer homer







Left  : Cal Bauer, Edmonton centrefielder gets a handshake from teammate Norm Forbes after a solo homer.

(Edmonton Journal, 1955)  

Ryan, Bloom, Garay




Lucky charm - Ever since Smoky, the Eskimos' mascot joined the club in Saskatoon, Roy Carlston's crew has yet to taste defeat.

The Esks have now won five in a row and they've given their Panda bear some credit. Holding Smoky is first baseman Jim Ryan. In the middle is Dale Bloom, who threw a gem - a four-hit shutout against the Lloydminster Meridians. On the right is the club's new catcher, Eddie Garay. (Edmonon Journal, July 13, 1955)Don Stewart injured

Above - : Meridians' Don Stewart is down, hit by a pitch. Roberto Zayas looks on (left) along with Edmonton catcher Ed Garay and umpire John Lupul.   (Edmonton Journal, August 2, 1955) 

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