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June 9 1954 Doubleheader Edmonton vs Calgary June 9 1954 Doubleheader Edmonton vs Calgary

Edmonton and Calgary split a doubleheader ... pitchers Bob Schulte, Ray McNulty ... Art Worth ... Joe Orrell ... John Conant

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June 9 1954 Western International League Doubleheader

Calgary rallies to win 10-3 after dropping 1st game of doubleheader to Edmonton 4-1 Class A minor league

Edmonton on June 9 1954 Old Newspaper Clipping

Game 1

Pitcher Ray McNulty delighted hometown fans with a solid pitching performance and led the Edmonton Eskimos to 4-1 victory over the slumping Calgary Stampeders. Ray McNulty used a mixture of pitches, including a fastball to stymie the opposition thru 6.2 innings, allowing 8 hits and one run. Reliever Art Worth came on the mound with two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the 7th (the last inning) and retired the first batter he faced.

Starter Ray McNulty hit a bases empty homer in the 4th and rang up his 4th win of 1954. Battery-mate, catcher Thomas Self had three hits in three at bats in the first game. In this newspaper clipping the catcher was referred to as Tommy Self.

Hot-hitting by Calgary’s third baseman Rocky Tedesco also had 3 hits in 3 trips  to the plate. Catcher was Dennis Luby.  

Calgary starter Bob Schulte pitched a complete game. ( Note: Bob Schulte or Bob Schultz finished the 1954 season with a 3-5 w/l record and a 4.22 ERA).

Game 2

Edmonton was leading 2-1 going into the top of the 7th when the visiting Stampeders starting pitcher Joe Orrell lined a triple to bring in 2 runs and give Calgary a 3-2 lead. Then up to the plate came player/manager Gene Lillard who blasted a homer off starter John Conant bringing home Joe Orrell, for a 5-2 Calgary lead. Gene Lillard was 37 years old.  

Second game catcher for Edmonton was Red Prentice.


Season Stats – Ray McNulty, Edmonton, went on to ring up a 13-11 record in 182.2 innings spanning 26 starts. Arthur Worth had a 3-6 record in 104.2 innings, in 26 games, including 8 starts.

Edmonton catcher Red Prentice had a .290 batting average for the 1954 season.

Pitcher Joe Orrell had a 12-6 record for the season for two teams.

Pitcher John Conant was 28 years-old and for the season had a 16-11 record with a 4.22 ERA and led the team in innings pitched with 239.

The Eskimos were 18-15 on June 9, 1954 and finished the season at 62-63.

The Stampeders were 14-21 and two weeks or so later after having a 19-28 record moved out of Calgary.

Baseball Historian June 9, 1954 Western International League Doubleheader  

First Game
Calgary ......... 000 100 0—1 10 0
Edmonton ...... 003 100 x—4  8 0
Bob Schultz and Luby; Ray McNulty, Art Worth (7) and Thomas Self.

Second Game
Calgary ......... 010 000 612—10 16 0
Edmonton ...... 001 100 001— 3 11 1
Joe Orrell and Gene Lillard; John Conant and Red Prentice.

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