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Two-vehicle head-on crash on Hwy 71 Saturday morning

Photos provided Just one of many legendary teams -- from 1964, the team included: (back, l-r) Jerry Riewer, David Becker, Dale Becker, Dewy Bernu (drafted from New York Mills), Al Stigman (drafted from Perham), Les Zinter (drafted from Menahga), Bud Becker, Roger Wallace; (front row) Larry Pearson, Lyndal Snook, Ace Becker, Don Becker, Kick Breuer, John Becker, Bill Layman, Wally Estab; and bat boys Tom Layman and Billy Layman.

After the war, Deer Creek baseball rose again

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Elmer Becker loved baseball and he was a better-than-average pitcher. When small town baseball teams disappeared, and weeds grew up on the diamonds, Elmer joined the war effort.


Then 1948 came along. Coupons for gas became obsolete, and folks felt like going to games again. That's when Elmer called a conference with two ex-baseball players like himself, Einar Pearson and Bill Cornell, and the little town of Deer Creek soon had a team again.

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