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1919-1920 Baseball Season
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Back Row: Benny Wagner, Kenneth Cheese, Lloyd Pierson, John Chodas, Eldon Mason. Front Row: Coach Tom Kennedy, Donald Yerkey, Charles Snyder, Wesley Strouts, Abe Dryer, Leonard Bank Leo Levitt

The 1919-1920 Baseball season began with a new coach.  Martin “Tom” Kennedy, who has established himself as an all-around person, already had two seasons of coaching at North under his belt.  Unfortunately, those seasons were in football and basketball earlier this year.

 

The first game of the season was played against East.  Shades of the past three season began to develop when North finished in last place.  East Won 6-3.

 

The second game on May 7, was against South.  The result was the same, a North loss 6-2.

 

May 11 saw North win its first game of the season against Central.  The team put it together for once won by a 6-2 score.

 

Years of frustration came to fruition against West.  North destroyed the Cowboys 18-5 for its second win in a row.

 

The

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Charles Snyder sliding into second base.
winning streak reached three games when North defeated East 4-2.

 

The winning streak would not reach four games.  South, who became the conference champion with a 7-1 record, shut out the Polars 5-0.

 

The North again played Central in what turned out to be a slugfest.  Unfortunately, North came out on the short end of a 12-9 game.

 

The final game of the season was against West.  Again, the Polars took it to West by an 11-1 score.

 

The team ended with a 4-4 conference record tied for second place with Central.  Donald Yerkey, was lost after the first four games of the season because he turned 21.  Despite playing only half of the games, Yerkey still finished second in the conference in stolen bases with nine (that also led the team.)!  Lloyd Pierson led the team with a .363 batting average and 12 hits.  Eldon Mason led the team with 12 runs scored.