By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor
It's often a surprise to fans that the first MHSAA Baseball Finals were played in 1971, despite a long history of the sport among the state's high schools.
But that history, while shorter than for some of our other sports, has had its share of highlights as one of our final good-byes to the school year every spring.
Check out below our recent feature on the tournament's history from our spring issue of benchmarks, built and written by Rob Kaminski, and scroll to the bottom of the page for a link to our first installment on softball. We'll look at more MHSAA postseason events every Tuesday and Friday throughout this summer.
June 28: Softball -