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These snapshots from the late 1940s feature Paul Packer in various baseball poses. In the first image, he is shown with his father, who also was named Paul. The girl in two of the images (photographs 4 and 5) is Paul's sister, Edith. Packer grew up in the East Hill area of Topeka, Kansas, and he played baseball for several teams in Shawnee and Douglas counties as a youth and young adult, including Lecompton High School, the Topeka Mosby-Mack American Legion team, and the semi-pro Topeka Decker Oilers. He also spent a summer with the Ban Johnson team in Larned, Kansas, and later played fast pitch softball in Topeka for a number of years. Paul Packer had a 34-year career with the Topeka Fire Department. 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 1945 and 1950
Item Number: 307768
Call Number: 2014-230
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 307768
Collections - Photograph
Community Life - Recreation and Sports - Sports - Baseball
Date - 1940s
Home and Family - Families
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
Places - Cities and towns - Lecompton
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Douglas
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Type of Material - Photographs