The history of organized baseball in White Bear dates back to the gilded age of the 1890's. At that time, baseball game summaries were regularly reported on the front page of the local newspaper, the Lake Breeze. The Champions of White Bear Township played throughout the region. In addition to a regular schedule, games were featured events at graduations and ice cream socials in the community.
The name Champions of White Bear Township was not a team nickname, as such. It was a title or designation meaning the "representatives" of White Bear. Many teams sported the moniker of champions of their respective towns. It was practice common in that era.
The fortunes of White Bear baseball reached their zenith on September 29, 1925. On that day, White Bear defeated heavily favored Pine Lake, 2-0, to win the Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Championship. Pine Lake had received the mantle of tournament favorite by defeating the defending champions, St. Paul Armours, a day earlier.
White Bear had qualified for the State Tournament by defeating Stillwater thereby winning the pennant of the Inter-State League. The first round of the tournament saw White Bear defeat Maple Lake, champions of the Wright County League, by a score of 4 to 2. In its semi-final game, White Bear was forced to go 13 innings against Cass Lake before winning 2 to 1.
The championship game was played on a Tuesday afternoon in St. Paul at venerable Lexington Park. A crowd of 1,200 rain-soaked souls braved the elements to witness the action. In White Bear, schools and businesses closed to permit the faithful to attend the event. Some 600 White Bear fans, including the High School Band, made the 15 mile trek to St. Paul.
White Bear dominated the game throughout and lead 2-0 entering the sixth inning. In the top of the sixth, White Bear added eight runs to expand its lead. The drizzling rain, however, which fell for most of the afternoon, forced an early end to the contest. The eight runs were not counted and the final score was tallied through just five innings.
Sadly, this has been White Bear's only state title. In fact, 1925 represents White Bear's only appearance in a Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament.
Far removed from the heady days of a State Championship, amateur baseball returned to White Bear Township in 2001. This began the modern era of local Town Ball in White Bear. That year, the Township became a member of the historic St. Paul League, a "Class A" circuit within the Minnesota Baseball Association, and participated for two seasons.
In 2003, the league divided in two. For the most part, City teams remained in the St. Paul League. The Township and most other suburban teams created the Skyline League. This new alignment provided a regional balance within Class A baseball. The two leagues on the good old St. Paul side of the river now mirrored the Park National and Riverview leagues in Minneapolis and its suburbs in the golden west.