Lacrosse would bring in the crowds at Recreation Park, but this was to help establish Recreation Park as Vancover's new sporting arena… also allowing its new endeavor of baseball to also attract some greater attention. Tulk and Hawood introduced Vancover to the first ever professional baseball team for Western Canada… dubbed the Vancouver Veterans. The Veterans were known as such, because they featured two several famous and infamous former Major League veteran players in "Farmer Buck Weaver"… a notorious one, known for "firing his pistol at a fly ball" and "fathering a child with his adopted daughter" as well as Piggy Ward. *BaseballinVancouver.com. The Veterans also featured Manager John McCloskey who had developed an earlier relationship with some of these players and helped bring them to Canada with him.