1910-1920s: Ball Becomes a Community Sport in Whitehorse

The Champions of Yukon and Alaska, Midnight Baseball Players. Whitehorse June 21, 1912. The players are numbered and identified as follows: 1. D.A. Grant (school principal) 2. L.C. Gault 3. GY Wilson (general agent (Vancouver) 4. John Rosenberg 5. W. Blackwell, 6. Frank Wilson 7. F.E. Harbottle 8. D. McVicar (RCMP) 9. F. Donnenworth 10. Andy Grey 11. Francis Miller 12. Neville Wood 13. Ginger Stewart 14. Bomby, Larson 15. Jack Taylor 16. C. Rapuzzi  MacBride Museum of Yukon History collection, 1989-3-1

The Champions of Yukon and Alaska, Midnight Baseball Players. Whitehorse June 21, 1912. The players are numbered and identified as follows: 1. D.A. Grant (school principal) 2. L.C. Gault 3. GY Wilson
(general agent (Vancouver) 4. John Rosenberg 5. W. Blackwell, 6. Frank Wilson 7. F.E. Harbottle 8. D. McVicar (RCMP) 9. F. Donnenworth 10. Andy Grey 11. Francis Miller 12. Neville Wood 13. Ginger Stewart 14. Bomby, Larson 15. Jack Taylor 16. C. Rapuzzi
MacBride Museum of Yukon History collection, 1989-3-1

“Baseball practices are being held regularly, even though they were retarded considerably, owing to the shape the grounds were in. Now that they have been fixed,however, there is nothing to hold things back. … With the addition of the players who are expected in on the next boat to those already on hand, it is thought that Whitehorse will have one of the best teams of late years.”
– Newspaper article, 1921

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Whitehorse baseball game. MacBride Museum of Yukon History, Newmarch collection, 1990-29-36

“Champions of the far Northland.” Anna Puckett is shown on the far left. MacBride Museum of Yukon History, Shadwell collection, 1990-23-1-155

“Champions of the far Northland.” Anna Puckett is shown on the far left.
MacBride Museum of Yukon History, Shadwell collection, 1990-23-1-155

“In the ball games, Juneau had things very much her own way. Chilkoot Barracks was much weaker than in former years, and Whitehorse even more so. ”
– Newspaper article, 1921

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The bleachers are crowded with spectators for the women’s baseball game. MacBride Museum of Yukon History, Shadwell collection, 1990-23-1-156

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Champions of the Yukon. Yukon Archives, E.J. Hammacher Fonds (Margaret and Rolf Hougen collection), 2002/118, #765

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White Horse Baseball Team. Standing left to right: Hartigan C., Robb C.F., Fisher 1st base, Nicholson P., Doyle L.F. Sitting left to right: Watson 2nd base, Dever S.S., Barrager P. Capt., Pineo C., Eskew C.F., Champaign 3rd base. MacBride Museum of Yukon History collection, 1989-1-108

Whitehorse Baseball Team, ca. 1920. Yorke Wilson is sitting in the centre and Dave Wilson is standing on the extreme right. Photo and names courtesy of Dorothy (Wilson) Graham

Whitehorse Baseball Team, ca. 1920. Yorke Wilson is sitting in the centre and Dave Wilson is standing on the extreme right. Photo and names courtesy of Dorothy (Wilson) Graham

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