1936 BC Snapshots     

John McCormackJimmy Morris

Left - Burton, BC's John McCormack. The left-hander was an outstanding hurler for the small Interior BC community. He attracted attention far and wide. Teams in Spokane, Washington, would call upon McCormack when they needed a top flight arm for tournaments or exhibitions.

Right - Jimmy Morris (left), second baseman of Trail of the Eastern Washington League. Trail was the lone Canadian entry in the six-team circuit.

Left - Jo-Jo McCarthy who came to Trail as a catcher for the 1936 season after playing mainly at second base for Arnold & Quigley in the Vancouver senior league in 1935. Right - Coley Hall, playing manager of the Vancouver Athletics before leaving the club to assume a similar role with the Vancouver Arrows.

Hal Straight

Lefty hurler Hal Straight one of the top pitchers in the Vancouver City League. He was selected to start one of the games of a double-header against the touring American League All-Stars in the fall of 1936.

Straight pitched shutout ball for four innings before two infield errors led the way to four runs for the visitors. He went seven innings giving up a total of six runs on ten hits.

Besides playing the sport, he also wrote about it as sports columnist and editor for the Vancouver Sun in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. He was the owner and publisher of the North Shore Citizen from its start in 1958 until the mid 1970s.