THE OLD BALL GAME
The 1939-40 Empire Stevedores baseball team in Chemainus. 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. (Photo submitted)

THE OLD BALL GAME The 1939-40 Empire Stevedores baseball team in Chemainus. 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. (Photo submitted)

Chemainus baseball history

Empire Stevedores 1939-40 baseball team

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.

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