1947 British Columbia Snapshots     

Joe MonaldiClarence Rhodes

Above left - The Nelson News carried a version of this photo in promoting the Nelson Jubilee Tournament in August, 1947.

The paper identified the pitcher as Trail moundsman Joe Monaldi. However, the paper had the reverse of this photo, showing Monaldi as a left-hander. We've produced the mirror image as former Trail pitcher Lou DeRosa confirms it is Monaldi and confirms the pitcher was a right-hander.

Trail won the tourney downing Nelson 9-3 in the final after demolishing the Slocan All-Stars 24-1 in their opening game, called after just four innings.

Above right - Shortstop Clarence Rhodes of the Elk Valley Senators (and later Hillcrest, Carmangay, Champion). Ah, is that a cigarette in his left hand?  A glove in thye right?  Yes, a lefty shortstop !

Frank Hufty Jr.Dave Newton

Left - Frank Hufty Jr., one of the Kootenays star players, beginning his career with Slocan City in the late 1940s. Frank, the centre-fielder, and Les Hufty, the pitcher, would be key members of teams in Nelson and area in the 1950s.

Right - Catcher Dave Newton, with trophy and an unidentified teammate, in a photo believed to be from 1947 when he played with the Kelowna Red Sox.

Below left - A pair of promising rookies -- Bobby Blackhall (left) and Don McIntyre -- gear up for the opener for Ralph Stong's Yorks in their contest with the Westerns at Capilano Stadium.  Below right - Vancouver Luckies' outfielder Roy Brown a veteran of Vancouver ball.

1947 Blackhall & McIntyre

Roy Brown