Spectators, circa 1939

Con Jones Park

Used for baseball, soccer, lacrosse and midget car racing from 1912 to 1971, this park, also called Callister Park, was located in East Vancouver, west of the Pacific National Exhibition grounds bounded by Renfrew, Oxford, Cambridge and Kaslo Streets. See map ‘Baseball Parks in Vancouver’.

On the Field

Protest

Almost 5000 spectators at Con Jones Park were headlined “In Uproar Throughout the Final Fray.” The popular Asahis left the Terminal League, stating their dissatisfaction with the umpiring. Their departure precipitated the league’s folding the next season.

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Detail of spectators circa 1939. Courtesy of Reggie Yasui.

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