InTheKnow wrote:First of all the only correct answer to this question is Thompson . Having won titles in the 80's, 90's and 00's. No one else has been consistantly dominant for the past 25 years like they have. 6 years here and 8 years there is not coparitive to that. A down year for them has been finishing second in the region. They have dominated a region that has great baseball tradition and has produced state champions over that same time span in high school and legion many times over. (Hatton, MPCG, CV, Hope/Page is a battle every year with lots of tradition) They ALWAYS have a target on their backs no matter who they play. They are the standard that everyone hopes to reach and everyone takes the most joy in beating because they feel they knocked off the best. All the others listed have some good tradition and some nice runs but they are not Thompson.
BTW- Those Drayton teams in the 50's 60's were not only the best class B teams in the state but were the best team in the state period basically dominating the class A towns those same years in Legion. THEY WERE GOOD!!!
I agree about Thompson being in the mix of top 2 or 3 all-time, but you also have to put Hatton in there. I believe they have 3 Legion titles to go with the 7 HS titles. The Flyers won the Legion crown in '97 and lost to Hope-Finley in '98 in the title game right before the Tommies really took off for about an 8 year stretch. I don't think you can have one stretch of being really good and be compared to these two programs which have multiple decades of tradition. It is more amazing if you look back and see that not only did the two programs have each other to deal with, but they have played in the same district, region, or section as many other state champions.