Baseball is a big-time sport in the history of Chemainus.
Many outstanding players came out of Chemainus and gave the town a prominence in the sport for decades.
The 1939-40 Empire Stevedores baseball team is a case in point, with many well-known players from families with long-established Chemainus roots.
Back row, from left, are: Bob Cadwallader, Bill Jackson, Joe Horton, Harold (Shorty) Berkey, Danny Wylie, George Syrotuck, George Robinson, Tom Garner, Bill Horton.
Front row, from left: Jimmie Syme Sr. (manager), Joe Garner, Ernie Jackson, Jimmie Syme Jr. (bat boy), Fred Somerville, Jack Gill, Pete Hawryluk.