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Mosby-Mack baseball team in Topeka, Kansas

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Creator: Wichers, Henry P

Date: 1951

Level of Description: Item

Material Type: Photograph

Call Number: 2014-236

Unit ID: 307799

Summary: This photograph shows the Topeka Mosby-Mack baseball team from 1951. The team represented Topeka?s Capitol Post 1 in the American Legion baseball program, but got its name from its sponsor, the Mosby-Mack Ford dealership. The 1951 Mosby-Macks played in the Legion's state championship game held in Russell, but lost to a team from Wichita. Pictured in the top row of the photograph are (l to r): Bob Perry (coach), Ted Worthington, Adam Engroff, Ed Smith, Don Luttrell, Tom Sleeper, and Cliff Fawl (manager). In the middle row are (l to r): Jimmy Humbert, Jimmy Griffith, Bob Morris, Bob Shirley, Jim Golden, and Marvin Bean. In the front are (l to r): Edgar Graham, Ralph Luce, Earl Graham, and Bob Walden. Not pictured is Paul Packer. One of the team?s members, Jim Golden (then of Silver Lake and later of Topeka), became a major league pitcher who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Colt .45?s. Others on the team would make minor league rosters, including Tom Sleeper, Don Luttrell, and Ted Worthington. Digital reproduction of the photograph was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Title (Main title): Mosby-Mack baseball team in Topeka, Kansas


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