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1922-1923 Baseball Season
Harold "Scare" Colburn

The 1922-1923 conference baseball season consisted of six games, three home and three away. 


The team opened the conference schedule against East.  Joseph Shussin pitched for the Polars.  He was cruising for the first three innings.  In the fourth, Shussin gave up two runs.  With the bases loaded, Rex Persons was brought in to relieve Shussin.  Persons gave up one more run.  North tied the game in the eighth inning.  Person won the game in the 10th with a single that scored Gisle Bothne.  Bothne collected five hits and scored both the tying and winning runs.


The second game was against Central.  The Polars had a nice 7-5 lead going into the 9th inning.  North needed three outs and would have their second win of the season.  However, North collapsed and Central scores 10 runs!  North could not come back and lost 15-7.  Harold Colburn, North’s captain, injured his shoulder and missed all except the last game of the season.


Due to injuries and players leaving the team, North then put a patchwork team on the field.  Bothne moved to catcher, a position he never played before.  Noot (no first name given) who was a pitcher, was installed as Bothne’s replacement at first base. 


The Polars lost to both Edison and South in the next two games despite outhitting both team.  Roosevelt lost to the Polars in a slugfest, 16-12 and West was also defeated by the Polars.  The team finished with a 3-3 conference record, tied for third place with Edison and West.