1904: Indoor Baseball in the Yukon
“Indoor baseball is now the rage in Whitehorse…. Big crowds, comprising many ladies, are always present to root or hoot as the occasion demands.”
-Newspaper article, November 1906
In the early 1900s, friendly battles were fought on the baseball fields of Dawson City and Whitehorse, both outdoors and inside. In Whitehorse, indoor baseball was played in a large hall inside the North Star Athletic Association. Teams were fielded by the Police, the Civil Service, the British Yukon Navigation Company (B.Y.N.) and the Arctic Brotherhood.
The sport was so popular that games were scheduled every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evening. In 1906, games were also played on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.