Left - It happened but fans just couldn't believe it. Bill Raehse was guilty of an error Sunday against Dickinson Packers. The smooth working first sacker had a throw from third baseman Fred Vaughn bounce off his mitt. Ev Johnson, Dickinson catcher, is shown about to cross first base. Base umpire Stan Papich is tensed, ready to give a decision on the play. The Oilers beat the Packers 11-1. (Williston Herald, July 11, 1955)
Right - Frank Roelandt of Williston is safe at third after bashing a two-run triple of the right field wall. Late with the tag is Minot third baseman Duke Bowman. Ed Claussen is the umpire. Roelandt had a big night -- a double, triple, sac fly good for four RBI. Oilers whipped the Mallards 16-7. (Williston Herald, 1955)
Left - Williston catcher Frank Roelandt tips his cap to heckling teammates after belting a double. #7 is Buddy Afremow, Dickinson shortstop. (Williston Herald, July 11, 1955)
Right - Don Lee of Williston fires to Ron Bowen, Dickinson. (Williston Herald, July 11, 1955)
Left - An unidentified Williston Oiler hitter.
Right - Roy Weatherly, the former major leaguer, collected three hits on the final day of the regular season to shade Butch Davis, a two-time batting champion, for the hitting crown, .371 to .369. Weatherly had 111 hits, including 23 doubles, 4 triples, 21 home runs, and batted in 61. He established three ManDak records - homers, total bases and slugging.
Thanks to Tom Mulcahy for digging out these '55 clippings.