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1921-1922 Baseball Season
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Abe Gill, Pete Paulceyn, Coach M.T. Kennedy, Max Chesler, Gisle Bothne, C. Johnson, Joseph Shussin, Rex Persons, Hjalmer Hawkinson, Donald Houck, Harold Colburn, Maurice Grossman

The 1921-1922 baseball team hoped to improve on its second place finish from the previous season.  There was much hope because of the number of returning players and the experience brought by those players.  North scored one in the top of the ninth, however, two errors gave the game to East by a 4-1 score.

 

The first game of the season was against defending champion East.  North started their ace pitcher Hjalmar Hawkinson.  East started their ace, Pete Guzy.  The two pitchers were fabulous.  Through eight innings, neither team scored. 

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The team could have been down after losing a tough game, but hopes of conference gold put aside the negative feelings.  The game against South was back and forth.  Going into the ninth inning, north was down by four.  North, however, would not give up.  The team batted around, scored five runs and won 10-9.

 

North then played West.  Another wild game ensued.  Joseph Shussin and Pete Paulceyn each homered in the game and the Polars again won 12-11.

 

North

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played South for the second time Pawlceyn again homered and the Polars won 7-6 for their third straint victory.

 

The Polars made in four wins in a rown when they played Central.  Pete Paulceyn hit a home run for the third consecutive game to pace the Polars to a 10-5 win.

 

Joseph Shussin pitched for the Polars against their second game against Central.  Shussin dominated Central, striking out a team record 14, winning the game 7-1. This win extended the Polar winning streak to five games.

 

The game against West was another close encounter.  West

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won on a disputed call by the umpire.  North protested the game, but the results of the game were upheld and West won 8-7.

 

The final game of the season was against East.  Donald Houck was picked to start against Pete Guzy.  The game was tight again.  Each team scored one run, playing 11 innings.  Rain put an end to the game after the 11th innings, ending with the tie.

 

The team’s 5-2-1 record was good for second place for the second year in a row.