1937 BC Snapshots     

Billy AdsheadJim Paul

Left - U.D.L. third baseman and utility man Billy Adshead. Right - Athletics hurler Jim Paul.

Tommy KennedyHarry MarionettiCharlie Miron

Left - Athletics’ versatile infielder/outfielder Tommy Kennedy. Middle - U.D.L. import shortstop Harry Marionetti. Right - Athletics' outfielder Charlie Miron.

Hal O'BanionBrad StewartPat Thomas

Left - Athletics’ import catcher Hal O'Banion.  Middle - non Japanese import Asahi pitcher Brad Stewart. Right - – Athletics’ third baseman Pat Thomas.

1937 Asahi Bench

 

 

Waiting their turn. Four members of the Vancouver Asahis.

This is believed to be 1937, 1938 or 1939 years when the four identified players played on the famous team. 

Left to right - Ken Kutsukake, Roy Yamamura, Yuki Uno and
Herbie Tanaka

Photo from the Pat Adachi collection.

 

 

Below - Pre-game banter at home plate just before the opening game of the playoff semi-finals, August 27th. Left to right - Jimmy Watters, Arnold & Quigley, Don Stewart, United Distillers Limited, and plate umpire Sam Jolley.

 

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Chick Sayles

 

 

Left - Bill "Chick" Sayles of Arnold & Quigley of the Vancouver Senior League.

The University of Oregon pitcher was the league's top hurler (14-4 according to his bio at SABR) and one of the leading hitters. Sayles compiled a .333 average and was among the leaders in home runs in spite of having just half the number of at bats of his competitors.

He went on to advance to the major leagues with the Red Sox, Giants and Dodgers.