1940s-1950s: Fastball in Whitehorse
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
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.
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.
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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