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This is a minor league baseball contract offered by the Miami (Oklahoma) Owls to Raymond Etzel of Topeka, Kansas. The Miami club, an affiliate of the Topeka Owls, proposed to pay Etzel $155 per month, but he did not join the team. A veteran of World War II, Etzel played baseball in the Marine Corps while stationed in San Francisco during his last year of military service. In 1946, he pitched for the minor league Chanute Owls during his only season as a professional player. Afterward, he played semi-pro baseball in Topeka and also became active in the Shawnee County Amateur Baseball Association. Ray Etzel was a life-long Topeka resident (1921-2006). He worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a rural mail carrier for 37 years, and later worked for the legislative post office. Digital reproduction of the contract was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.

Date: 1947

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Item Number: 305838
Call Number: 2014-120
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 305838

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