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The Clay Center baseball team is featured in this photograph from 1922. Many of the individuals are named on the back, but their positions within the photo are not specified. The only individual who can be placed with certainty is pitcher William Bert Hart, of Westmoreland, who is kneeling in the middle row, second from the right. Bert Hart was a well-known semi-professional baseball player in northern Kansas during the 1910s and early 1920s. Other named individuals include: "Rube" Miller - scorer; Basil Rankin - umpire; "Puss" Musselman - outfielder; Norm Price - first baseman; "Ding" Burton - catcher; Dave Hobletsel - catcher; "Hook" Fletcher - pitcher; Lloyd "Skimmer" Hogue - outfielder; Jackie Delp - infielder; Brady Cowell - infielder; Cappy Cowell - outfielder; and, Bill Musselman - outfielder. In 1920, Bert Hart and "Skimmer" Hogue also were teammates on the Beloit Leaguers salaried team which claimed the "independent state championship of Kansas."

Date: 1922

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Item Number: 315096
Call Number: 2016-157
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 315096

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