Vern was the “Joe DiMaggio” of the sport and a great consistent hitter.,. once hitting safely in 54 consecutive games. He played 2nd base for 5 champions of the Windy City League, including Kool Vent. He lea his employer the First National Bank to six industrial Chicago American titles. The right hander was an original Chicago American Hall of Famer. Twice named MVP of the Windy City League and chosen to the Allstar team nine times. Deceased.