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 Wilson a former New York Giant, who had come to Vancouver after a stint as manager of the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League. By seasons end the team would come under the leadership of four different managers, playing to a pitiful 34 wins and 106 losses. Bob Brown would make his first trip to Vancouver in 1907 as a player and manager of the Aberdeen Blackcats. Brown would later play a vital role in the development of baseball in Vancouver as both a manager and team owner.

The 1907 Canucks were a largely unremarkable bunch. Ike Van Zandt, a submariner near the end of his career was the only veteran of the major leagues on the squad. Van Zandt was suffering from a sore arm and did not pitch well. He left Vancouver part way through the season only to resurface later that year with the Butte Miners also of the Northwestern League. Vancouver were very upset that Van Zandt had returned to the Northwestern League especially since he was now pitching well. The only other player on the Canucks to play in the majors was one Ham Hyatt who was bought from Vancouver by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hyatt would play six seasons for the Pirates as an outfielder and first basemen before heading to the St. Louis Cardinals, and then later the New York Yankees.