1948 British Columbia Snapshots     

Bill Prior

Don Coy

Left - Bill Prior was a one-man show for Ben's Bombers the 1948 pennant winners in the Victoria senior league.

The right-hander was the loop's top hurler during the regular season with a 9-1 won-lost record and 2.40 ERA.  He fanned 113 in 70 innings of work. Prior also captured the batting crown as he compiled a .364 average and also led the senior circuit in home runs, 4, total bases 52, and, with 8 doubles, tied for the league lead.

Prior was a super utility man for the Bombers playing every position except right field for the Bombers.

Right - Don Coy, shorstop for the Oliver Elks.


Below left - 1948 York Hotel (Vancouver Senior City Baseball League) pitcher Ron Curby (left) and catcher Hec McDonald.

Below right - Righthander Ron Curby, York Hotel, warming up before a game.

1948 Curby & McDonaldRon Curby

The following photos from the Arrow Lakes Historical Society are believed to be from the 1948 baseball season. This group of photographs was taken as Nakusp played Burton at the Burton Community Park. Getting ready for the game is Nakusp player Fred Johnson.  [Arrow Lakes Historical Society 989.041.2]

Fred Johnson

Two key members of the Nakusp team, brothers Fred Desrochers (centre) and Ed Desrochers (right) sitting on the Nakusp team bench during baseball game at Burton. [Arrow Lakes Historical Society 989.041.4]

Fred & Ed Desrochers

Kaz Hoshizaki of Nakusp baseball team playing at Burton. [Arrow Lakes Historical Society 989.041.8]

Kaz Hoshizaki

Catcher Mitz/Mits Arikado of Nakusp in front of Nakusp team bench.  [Arrow Lakes Historical Society 989.041.11]

Mits Arikato

Tony Steenhoff, President of the Nakusp baseball club, at Burton. [Arrow Lakes Historical Society 989.041.7]

Tony Steenhoff

Below, four photos of Nobuyoshi "Nobby" Hayashi, this season with the Vernon Blues, who settled in New Denver and was a mainstay of the teams into the 1970s.

Nobby HayashiNobby Hayashi

Nobby HayashiNobby Hayashi