Ceremonies mark the opening day game between the Bellingham Bells and the Seattle Elks in May 1949. The stadium at Battersby Field, located near Whatcom Middle School, has since been torn down.
Ceremonies mark the opening day game between the Bellingham Bells and the Seattle Elks in May 1949. The stadium at Battersby Field, located near Whatcom Middle School, has since been torn down. PHOTO COURTESY OF WHATCOM MUSEUM OF HISTORY & ART
Ceremonies mark the opening day game between the Bellingham Bells and the Seattle Elks in May 1949. The stadium at Battersby Field, located near Whatcom Middle School, has since been torn down. PHOTO COURTESY OF WHATCOM MUSEUM OF HISTORY & ART

Milestones: City sports developed home-grown base

November 13, 2007 2:20 PM