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1920-1921 Baseball Season

The baseball season began with much promise.  Six returning players, most who played the two previous season, gave Coach Kennedy optimism for the year.


The team began their season with two non-conference games.  The first, against University High was an easy Polar victory.  The second, against Dunwoody, was tougher.  Thompson (first name unknown) was invincible throught he first six innings.  In the seventh inning, Dunwoody took a commanding lead due to errors by the infielders.  North attempted a comeback in the 9th inning but fell short and lost to Dunwoody.


North played Central for the first conference game.  Wesley Strouts gave up only six hits to Central but infield errors again cost the Polars the game, losing 5-4.  The baserunning blunder of the came came with runners on first and second and the batter hit a shallow single.  Gisle Bothne was waved home from second and was tagged out.  The Central catcher than alertly threw to the third baseman who tagged out Strouts who was attempting to go from first to third.


North played South in the next game.  North struck first, scoring three runs in the first inning.  South tied the game in the bottom of the third.  From then on, it was a pitcher’s duel for the next five innings.  In the bottom of the seventh, South scored two more runs to win the game 5-3.


Game five was against East.  Pete Guzy, East’s star pitcher, struck out 20 Polar batters in a 6-4 East victory.  However, North did outhit the Cardinals 9-7.


North played West to close out the first half losing to West 4-3.


The second half was much the same as the first half.  The Polars lost to Central, 7-5, defeated South, 10-8, lost to East, 11-5 and lost to West, 4-3.


The team ended in last place with 1-7 conference record and a 2-8 overall record.