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This child's baseball uniform was made by the Houston Colt .45s major league baseball club to be worn by Jim Golden's son Mark during a planned father-son game. The game, however, was rained out. Golden was a member of the Colt .45s in 1962-1963. A right-handed pitcher from rural Topeka, Golden had a professional baseball career that spanned the period 1954-1964. During that time, he played for two major league and eight minor league teams. Besides the Colt .45s, he also pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers. His major league record was 9-13, with an ERA of 4.54 in 69 game appearances. Before playing professionally, Golden was a standout pitcher for Silver Lake High School and the Mosby-Mack American Legion team. At Silver Lake, his pitching led the Eagles to state baseball championships in both 1953 and 1954. He set and still holds four state high school strikeout records. The Mosby-Macks, which represented Topeka's Capitol Post 1, also won state titles in 1952 and 1953.

Date: 1962

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Item Number: 446108
Call Number: 2018-014
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446108

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