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1908-1909 Season Review
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1908-1909 Baseball team. Players were unidentified in the 1910 yearbook.

The 1908-1909 baseball season began with the hopes of a conference championship.  The Polars started the season with a non-conference game, defeating Elk River 6-5. 

In the first conference game, the Polars defeated East is a high scoring affair, 16-13.

The Polars then played the Tigers of South.  The 6-5 loss was heart breaking, but the Polars were determined to not let one setback hurt what could be a great season.

The Polars then went on a four game winning streak, destroying West 22-4, edging past Central 4-3, beating East 13-6 and defeating West 6-1.

The final game was a rematch with South.  For 16 innings, neither team scored a run.  The Polars had a chance in the bottom of the 16th to win the game.  With one out and runners on second and third. Edward Coopeman hit a sinking liner to left field that everyone thought would fall for a hit.  Miraculously, the left fielder caught the ball for the second out.  The runner on third tagged and scored what everyone thought was the winning run.  However, the umpire ruled that the runner on third base left before the catch and called him out. 

The Tigers then scored two runs in the top of the 17th inning, ending the Polars season in second place.

(Information was found in the 1910 Polaris yearbook)