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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.

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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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