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Vancouver’s 2016 World Series Connection

Each year when the World Series rolls around and the eventual disappointment of another losing season leaves us with no team to cheer for, we at Baseball in Vancouver have come up with a new way to pick a team to support in the World Series. We cheer for Vancouver connections. Each […]

UBC Baseball Cards

UBC has had a busy offseason building a brand new indoor baseball facility to the tune of 3.5 million. Terry McKaig also stepped down as head coach, becoming UBC’s Director of Baseball, hiring former Vancouver Canadians player and Major League player Chris Pritchett as the head coach. We at Baseball in Vancouver […]

The All Name Team

This year when the Vancouver Canadians started their season in mid-June, one player had already begun to rack up the awards. When Earl Burl III was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays on June 11th, he instantly started to be mentioned among the “best names of the 2015” drafts across the country. […]

Homegrown: The Blue Jays First Canadian

This will be an ongoing series, with each BC born baseball player who has ever played in the bigs – whether a single at bat, or finishing their careers with MVP trophies and more – receiving a story. This is home grown. On April 7th, 1977 the Toronto Blue Jays became the […]

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2015 Vancouver Canadians Baseball Cards

The Vancouver Canadians just released their 2015 Team Set of baseball cards which is available at the Team Store at Nat Bailey! Baseball cards have been produced for teams in Vancouver for over 100 years, the first set being the 1910 T212 Obak Tobacco Cards, which featured the Vancouver Beavers. After the […]

The Pocket Watch

As a lifelong collector, historian and lover of baseball history, people often ask me what my favorite Vancouver baseball artifact is. Trips to SafeCo Field, the home of the Seattle Mariners, have me drooling over the fantastic collection of Pacific Northwest baseball collector Dave Eskenazi, which includes everything from Ten Million’s bat […]

Baseball in Vancouver

New Website

We are happy to launch our new website Baseball in Vancouver.  Our new site features a timeline that highlights important moments in Vancouver’s history of professional and amateur baseball. In conjunction with our new site we have reconfigured our blog, and launched new twitter and facebook pages, to go along with our […]

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Vancouver Maple Leafs (1937-1938)

The Vancouver Maple Leafs were a short lived Western International League baseball team that played out of Con Jones park on Renfrew. Named for a colorful local businessman and sports promoter Con Jones, the park was the long time home of Soccer in Vancouver, and played host to many storied clubs including Newcastle, Aberdeen and Charlton […]

1922 US All Stars at Athletic Park

1922 US All Star Team

US All Star Team en route to Japan poses for a photo at Athletic Park, Oct. 19th, 1922. The legendary player and manager Casey Stengel is at far right. photo source: vancouver city archives item : CVA 99-3515

Obak Tobacco Cards

Obak Tobacco Cards

These Vancouver Beavers  Obak cards were produced by the same company as the famous T206 series that produced the famous Honus Wagner card. These cards are part of the series T212 that featured mostly PCL players but also included some players from the NWL.

Bob Brown

Bob Brown is arguably the most important person in the history of baseball in Vancouver. As a player, manager and team owner the man known locally as ‘Mr. Baseball’ left an indelible mark on our city. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Brown was a star athlete at Notre Dame, earning letters in both baseball […]

1908 Vancouver Beavers Postcard

Vancouver Beavers (1908-1922)

In 1908 Vancouver’s baseball team changed its name and its fortunes. The Vancouver Beavers were top of the league in 1908, and would keep their new name until 1922 when the Western International League folded. The team was largely successful throughout its existence, winning the league pennant in 1911 and 1913. Bob Brown joined the team […]

Vancouver Canucks (1907)

After the collapse of the Veterans at the end of the 1905 season professional baseball in Vancouver was resurrected in 1907 under a new moniker, the Vancouver Canucks. Many had high hopes for this new team, however those hopes would soon be dashed. The Canucks began the 1907 season under the leadership of Parke […]

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Vancouver Veterans (1905)

At the turn of the century semi-professional baseball was a popular attraction in the booming mill town now known as Vancouver. Touring ball clubs from across the US drew large crowds to the Powell St. grounds (now Oppenheimer park) each summer. These events were popular enough that local businessmen A.E. Tulk and […]