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These images are excerpts from a scrapbook containing clippings and photographs about the baseball activities and military service of Ray Etzel of Topeka, Kansas. Etzel was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Marine Corps between 1942-46 as a member of L Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Regiment, in the 2nd Marine Division. He saw action in Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and Saipan. During his last year of service, he was stationed in San Francisco, where he also was a member of the San Francisco Marines Baseball Club. Following the war, Etzel pitched for the minor league Chanute Owls in 1946, 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 scrapbook was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.

Date: Between 1946 and 1950

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Ray Etzel baseball scrapbook - 1 [Front Cover]

Item Number: 305840
Call Number: 2014-120
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 305840

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