1934 BC Snapshots     

Boyd StaggsRalph Stong

Above - A pair of Vancouver standouts. Left - catcher Boyd Staggs of Vancouver's Arnold & Quigley. Right - Ralph Stong of the Vancouver Athletic Club.

[Images edited from the originals available through the Vancouver Archives, Staggs CVA 99-2847 and Stong CVA 992849]

Below - educated guesses on the IDs of the pair below. Left - Art McLarney the Arrows shortstop. Right - Johnny Nestman, the Arrows third baseman and manager.

[Images edited from the originals available through the Vancouver Archives, McLarney CVA 99-2850 and Nestman CVA 99-2846]

Art McLarneyJohnny Nestman

Below left - Norm Trasolini, a fixture in Vancouver ball from the late 20s into the 40s, was the clown prince of local ball.

Below right - Catcher Tony Telosky of Arnold & Quigley was one of six Telosky brothers (John, Tony, George, Pete, Sam, Andy) who played in BC, mainly in the 1920s, 30s and 40s.

[Images edited from the originals available through the Vancouver Archives, Trasolini CVA 99-2845, Telosky CVA 99 2848]

Norm TrasoliniTony Telosky

Below - action in a 1934 game between the Vancouver Athletic Club and Home Gas. Andy Padovan is the catcher for VAC. The batter and umpire are unknown.

[Image edited from the originals available through the Vancouver Archives, CVA 99-2842]
Action

1934 action Henry

Above - action in the Vancouver Senior League between Arrow Transfer and Arnold & Quigley. The catcher is likely Ed Henry. Batter and umpire unknown.

Below - Safe at home !  The Arnold & Quigley catcher is likely Boyd Staggs. The base runner sliding home (hidden behind the catcher and the cloud of dust) is not known. Umpire unknown.

[Images edited from the originals available through the Vancouver Archives, top CVA 99-2839, bottom CVA 99-2838]

Home Safe

Terminal League poster

 

Vancouver Sun ad hyping the opening game in the 1934 Terminal Baseball League with world welterweight boxing champion, Jimmy McLarnin of Vancouver, as the featured guest.

The loop was referred to as the “Dime Circuit” as per its ten cents admission charge