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From the Steep Rock Echo,
July 1959.
Sports Photos.

Steep Rock Echo sports photos, 1959.


Enlarged versions of the photos with their captions appear below :

Steep Rock Echo sports photos, 1959.

" Alex Slater of the A.R.P.C. displays excellent form as he sends one down the middle. The occasion -- opening day at St. Pat's diamond of the Eastern Division of the Little League. "

Steep Rock Echo sports photos, 1959.

" The Red Caps, Liniment League team that played in the July 1st tournament, light up their smiles for the camera.
Players are: Front Row Left to Right: D. Cooper; F. Flatt (Manager); R. Ostrum; G. Koroscil; R. Kolton; R. Flatt. Middle row: O. Rosnow (Captain); W. Polischuk. Back row: W. Campbell; G. Ibey; F. Brown; C. Youd; F. Huntley. The Red Caps lost out to the Indians 7-3 in the afternoon encounter. "

Steep Rock Echo sports photos, 1959.

" Racing for the plate, Al Albrecht of the Merchants Fastball team strives to beat the throw-in from the outfield during a recent game at the White Street Park. Hoping the ball will get there in time is catcher Lauchy Campbell of the Mathieu's, while Henry Gabbs is the man in blue ready for fhe call. "

Steep Rock Echo sports photos, 1959.

" The Mathieu's, sporting their new "forest-green" uniforms, posed shortly after their early morning loss to the Merchants on July 1st.
Front Row, Left to Right: Lauchy Campbell, Peto Carpenter, Rolly Pare, A. Timmons, and Wayne Rundle.
Back Row, Left to Right: Unknown, Jules "Duke" Devisscher, Monty Rundle, George Carleton (coach), Pete Hudey, D. Cairnes, M. Thompson.
In front is batboy, A. MacDonald. "
[Thanks to Susan Bryk for adding several missing names. ]

Steep Rock Echo sports photos, 1959.

" Current pace setters of the Atlkokan Fastball Association, the Merchants, take time out from a pre-game warm-up for the Echo cameraman. They are:
Front Row Left to Right: T. Girard, G. Teschke, R. Hamilton, L. Cain, D. Maki, G. Whitman and J. Pyper.
Back row: G. Maki, E. Fay, (Captain), H. Pringnitz (Manager), S Lewicki, D. Allan and A. Albrecht.
Missing from the group are Batboy R. Girard, W. Draper, J. Reid and D. McMullen. "

Steep Rock Echo sports photos, 1959.

" Action near home-plate during one of the tournament games. The hero at the moment is Lorne Walberg of the Indians, who is just returning to the bench after blasting a home run that put his team ahead and eventually won the game. Lorne is centre right, surrounded by his jubilant team-mates. "

Steep Rock Echo sports photos, 1959.

" The Eskimos lost out in the July 1st Tournament, but willingly smiled for their photograph following the game.
Front Row, Left to Right: J. Chubey, R. Markle, G. Bruce, G. Bottenfield, D. Legros, W. Bottenfield and S. Walker.
Back row: A. Rousseau, T. Ripplinger, P. Donaldson, P. Beyak, A. Chambers, N. Chubey and J. Goodfellow.
Kneeling in front is E. Garrioch. "

Steep Rock Echo sports photos, 1959.

" Faithful always, Bob Munn (on the mike) and "Lucky" Dunn (Scorekeeper) are on hand at the Fastball games every night. Bob gives a running commentary of the game as it progresses (as well as reminding the players when their turn comes up at the plate). Lucky posts the runs, hits and errors. "

Steep Rock Echo sports photos, 1959.

" A small section of the crowd taken at the Ball Park on July 1st. After two days of rainy and cool weather, Atikokan was much more fortunate than many other localities when the day dawned bright and sunny. As can be seen, it was a great time for the children. "

Steep Rock Echo sports photos, 1959.

Large Photo: " The Union team struggles hard during the Tug-of-War on July 1st. Boasting plenty of power, they had little difficulty disposing of the other teams to come up with the first prize -- a cigar to smoke while they cooled off. Team members were not identified, but their "anchor-man" was Henry Gareau. "

Small Photo: " The Tug-of-War on July 1st proved to be a popular event. The cameraman leaned over the taut rope to get this shot of the crowd waiting for referee Bill Hrychuk to signal the winner. "

Steep Rock Echo sports photos, 1959.

" Edgar Bainbridge (left) and Max Clement with their two Surprise Lake pickerel. Edgar's weighed in at 11 pounds, 4 ounces while Max had to be content with a 9 pound 7 ounce "baby brother". Max, an ardent outdoorsman, claimed that these are but examples of what will be available to the fisherman once the new portion of the Highway to Fort Frances is open.

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