1952 British Columbia Snapshots     

Johnny KoppaKen Cessford

Left - Johnny Koppa of the Duncan Athletics helped the club to the Vancouver Island Senior Baseball championship tossing a three-hitter to down the Victoria Chinooks.

Right - Duncan's triple threat, Ken Cessford. The versatile player has exhibited his prowess in hitting, fielding and pitching. In one stretch he was the winning pitcher in all three games and helped the offense with a pair of home runs. In a double-header against Campbell River, Cessford went six for seven. Cessford was particularly good in the playoffs with seven mound victories. On the season, the right-hander went 12-0.

Roy Schappert & Joe Gergel



A pair of "old pros" helped bolster the Duncan attack against Victoria in the provincial championship series, Roy Schappert (left) and Joe Gergel.


1952 Fowler & Kubicek


At Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, Bob Fowler of the Victoria Eagles takes a big cut at a pitch from lefty Don McKinnon of the Chinooks. Catcher is Al Kubicek and Roy Snider is the umpire.



Below - Charles Fraser, president of the Native Sons of Canada, Assembly No. 3, Courtenay, presents Doug Peden the playing coach of the Victoria Chinooks with the club trophy for their victory in the three-day tournament at Courtenay. That's catcher Alf Kubicek to Fraser's right. Then Stan Davies (showing partially behind Kubicek), and Rookie Wright, then Bill Prior. To the right to Peden is Eddie Sheppard, then to the far right likely Ed Dorohoy.  [Victoria Colonist, July 3, 1952]

1952 Victoria Chinooks