After an off year in 1941 leaving the Capilanos out of the playoffs for the first time since coming back to Athletic Park, the new Cubs affiliation gave the franchise everything it needed for success. Team president Bob Brown worked with the Cubs to bring in some pitching to the desperate rotation including Ronald Bryant (15-6, 2.83) and the amazing Don Osborn (22-5, 1.63). This proved to be the recipe for success as the Vancouver Capilanos shot up to 1st place with their 82-56 record to capture their first ever Western International League Championship. Everything had finally turned around for the Capilanos the celebration was short lived however as WWII would shut down the Western International League for the next 3 seasons and Athletic Park would again go dark to professional baseball.