1940s-1950s: Fastball in Whitehorse

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Ballpark at Fourth Avenue and Main Street. Yukon Archives, Rolf and Margaret Hougen fonds, 2009/81 #896.

“Whitehorse, ‘Belle of the Yukon,’ was jolted out of her usual placid, dignified magnificence and splendor when the invading Dawson Creek All-Stars, thirsty for conquest, fought tooth and nail and extended the Whitehorse All-Stars through extra innings, only to go down to a 4-3 defeat at the downtown ball park, before an estimated crowd of 1,500 spectators, to highlight a smashing Fourth of July celebration. – Newspaper article, July 7, 1944

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Whitehorse Mens Team 1949. Back Row: —-, Ross Craig, —-, Bud Harrison, Brick Bradford, Norm Smith. Front Row: —-, —-, Mickey Seraro, —-, —-, Dick Carswell. This photo was taken at the old Whitehorse ballpark at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Main Street.

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Whitehorse Mens Team, 1949. Back Row: —- Kenny Johnson, Al Jardine, George Krautschneider, —-, —-, John Erickson, —-. Front Row: George Kolkind, Scotty Munro, Tom McLaughlin, Jackie MacIntosh, —-, —-, Les McLaughlin. This photo was taken at the old Whitehorse ballpark at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Main Street. Photo courtesy of Ralph Lortie.

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George Kolkind spent hours prepping the dirt field by dragging
old bed springs around, along with raking and liming.
-Information from Helen Fitch

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