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1927-1928 Baseball Season
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Front Row: Wright (no first name given), Wallin (no first name given), B. Schaefer, Kenneth Horn, Richard Miller, Harold St. Germaine, Ditzler (no first name given), Peter Cohen, Paul Loring, Loftus (no first name given), Rapaport (no first name given). Middle Row: Niesen Bank, Francis Schaffer, Herman Slind, George Clausen, Alvin Pauly, Lowell Kaplan, Arthur Olsen, Clifford Snyder, Charles Ferrall, Swanson (no first name given). Back Row: Frank Battaglia, Richard Miller, Stanley Grove, Eldon Beck, Coach M. T. Kennedy, Sidney Schendel, Alton Curtis, Jack Greenberg, Thomas Egan

North began the season as the three-time defending champion.  Teams from all over the city were hoping to dethrone the Polars and grab the title for themselves.

 

The Polars looked like they were going to hand over the title during the first game.  After six innings, the Polars trailed South 7-3.  However, the Polars still had a little fight in them.  In the top of the seventh, the Polars struck for eight runs.  They added one more run and defeated the Tigers 12-7.

 

The second game, against Central, was a blowout.  It seemed that North could do no wrong, scoring 21 runs and limiting Central to three.

 

Game three was against West.  This game was seen as a tough game.  However, an injury to the West starting pitcher made the game easy.  The Polars again won 15-7. 

 

Marshall was the next opponent.  Like earlier teams, Marshall put up little offense and lost 12-3. 

 

Edison was the opponent for game 5.  Edison was supposed to be the team that could keep the Polars from winning the title again.  Going into the third inning, the game was scoreless.  However, the Polars scored 10 runs in that inning and never looked back, winning 11-6.

 

In the next game, Central took an early lead on the Polars, 8-0.  Then the Polars started chipping away at the lead and eventually tied the game at 8-8.  In the top of the ninth, the Polars scored eight more runs and won 16-8.

 

The game against South was close for the first five innings.  Then, as has been done in previous games, the Polars started hitting.  The final score of 22-5 showed that the Polar hitters can come alive at any time.

 

The closest game of the year was the second meeting with Edison.  North pitcher Alton Curtis held the Tommies to just four hits.  However, those hits produced four runs.  The Polars high powered offense managed only six hits, none which plated any runs.  North’s dream of a perfect season ended with a 4-0 loss.

 

 The Polars were expecting a tough game against West.  This time, West’s star pitcher was ready to go against the Polars.  North, not wanting to lose a second game, came out tough.  The Polars won 14-5.

 

The final game of the season was against Marshall.  This was a game North was expected to win.  The Polars clinched their fourth consecutive conference title with their 21-5 victory over Marshall. 

 

In the past four years, the Polars won four championships with a combined 32-5 record.  Only during that span did they lose more than one game.