Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sandusky City Loan Baseball Team, 1941 Tournament Champs

On April 30, 1941, Wallace Deffenbaugh, manager of the City Loan Company in Sandusky, announced that City Loan would sponsor the former Clover Leaf Dairy baseball club of the Northern Ohio League. Edwin Sprau would serve as the business manager of the team. Games were to be played at the baseball diamond at the Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home. For seventeen years, the baseball team had been sponsored by the Clover Leaf Dairy.

An article in the September 22, 1941 issue of the Sandusky Register Star News reported that the Sandusky City Loan team won the city Class A tournament championship game played on Sunday, September 21, 1941 at Battery Park. City Loan beat the Soldiers’ Home players 8 to 4, and then won the final game against the Farrell-Cheek Foundry Team by a score of 11-5. The final game had to be ended in the seventh inning on account of darkness.

You can read a play by play account of the championship games played at Battery Park on September 21, 1941 in the Sandusky Register Star News of September 22, 1941, available on microfilm at the Sandusky Library Archives Research Center.

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