1958 Western Canada Snapshots     

Eskimo quartet




Left to right :  A quartet of Edmonton Eskimo stars - Gary LaComb, Bruce Gardner, Wayne Tucker, Roger Tomlinson.

(Edmonton Journal, July 30, 1958)

Roger Tomlinson, Tom Satriano 



The big lumber guys.

Tom Satriano (left) went 3-3 with 3 RBI and Roger Tomlinson (right) had four hits and scored three times as Edmonton downed Moose Jaw 9-6. 

(Edmonton Journal, July 31, 1958)


Zubak hits

A single up the middle for Edmonton catcher Jerry Zubak in a game against Williston.  The catcher is Steve Bach, the umpire John Lupul(Edmonton Journal, July 3, 1958)

Jones & Mistele

In happier times, ace hurler Roland Jones (left) and manager Bob Mistele (right) of the Regina Braves. In early August, however, Braves owner Danny Evenson fired Mistele and threatned to fine the players over what he saw as indifferent play.

Seven import players quit the quit and announced their intention of heading home. Jones, outfielders Quinton Gray and A.C. Miller, infielders Carl Washburn and J.B. Carroll, pitcher B.B. Cullison and catcher Gerald Walling headed back to the United States. Regina was forced to end its season prematurely. The seven had requested their releases, but Evenson refused to grant them. Later the players obtained their border-clearing permits and departed. The main reasons given for the action involved late pay checks, distribution of meal money, the moving of games to country points and blanket fines levied for poor play.

Bruce Gardner slides

Above- The caption on the Edmonton Journal photo was "BUT CAN HE COOK?".  Bruce Gardner, with another standout mound performance in the playoffs, helped at the plate with a run-scoring triple. The Lloydminster third baseman is Suge Carter. (Edmonton Journal, August 20, 1958)

Below - Edmonton Eskimos notched their maiden home victory at Renfrew Stadium as John Aldridge (left) came on in relief to get the last out and preserve an 8-7 victory for fellow Oregonian Art Schirmer, who pitched well until running out of gas. At the right is new Edmonton catcher Butch Dollar who rapped a pair of hits in his debut and impressed behind the plate.

Edmonton trio

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1958 Lloydminster-North Battleford Combines.

Top row left - Alton Arnold, Roberto Zayas and Ed Tanner.

Top row right - Curly Williams, Monte Bond and Art Stone.

Middle row left - Johnny Ford, Tom Bergeron, John McLane.

Middle row right - Paul Springer, Kenny Nelson and Unknown. 

Left - Leon Wilson, Paul Williams and Bennie Griggs.

Combines' OfficialsMo George

Left - Opening Day for the new combined Lloydminster-North Battleford entry (intended to be named the Beaver-Meridians, but thankfully became the Combines). North Battleford was represented by Keith Erne, Vice-President of the baseball team at left and Mayor Jim Maher, second from the right.  Lloydminster's mayor, Vern Miner is second from the left and Lloydminster's Slim Thorpe is the team President.

Right - veteran umpire Mo George.  [Photos courtesy of the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix and the Saskatchewan Archives Board, Photo S-SP-B 29300]

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