Retrospective No. 2 by Post 334 Head Coach Tom Yelle
It was a game that was not truly desired by us, but one, nonetheless, from which we did not retreat. The result was one of the most interesting, albeit most dubious moments in Post 334 baseball history.
Just ask a linebacker-like third baseman named Garrett Hagel, or a couple of brick-wall catchers named Phil Johnson and Adam Dehnicke
Twenty summer seasons ago — 1995 — the program known as Centennial Post 560 Legion (now under the name of Lino Lakes Legion) featured a majority of players, who
had just finished a strong varsity high school baseball season. At least three players (the best of my recollection) were headed to play high-level college baseball at various institutions, including a pitcher who was signed to begin playing that fall with the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
In short, this Centennial Legion team was loaded and a favorite to win the North Hennepin League.
During the seven-week regular summer Legion season that year, though, this Centennial team proved to be good, but not consistent. It failed to finish on top of the Continue Reading →