1937 Snapshots     

Integrated baseball in the West.

Decuir and BatesLevi McCormack

Left - Broadview Buffaloes 1937, Lionel Decuir (left), Kitchie Bates (right).  The two catchers in front of the Broadview CPR station.   (Photo by Thora Anderson, Broadview courtesy of Bernie Wyatt)

Right - Levi McCormack, then with the Seattle Indians. The newspaper hook on the story - a Native American, the son of a Nez Perce Chief, was now playing for the Seattle INDIANS. Later, McCormack went on to become a fan favourtie with the Spokane Indians.