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Ray 'Scooter' McLean, center fielder for the Topeka Owls minor league baseball team, is shown in this photo from 1947. McLean, who batted .271 during his only season in Topeka, was better known for his professional football career. He played halfback for the Chicago Bears for eight seasons (1940-47); the Bears won four championships during his tenure with the team. McLean later coached football at the collegiate and professional levels, including a one-year stint as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers. After leading the Packers to a franchise-worst record of 1-10-1 in 1958, McLean was replaced by Vince Lombardi. 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.

Date: 1947

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Item Number: 309128
Call Number: 2015-045
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 309128

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