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This oversized bat, dubbed "Big Mack," commemorated the achievements of the 1953 Mosby-Mack American Legion baseball team which represented Topeka's Capitol Post 1. Named for the team's sponsor, the Mosby-Mack Ford dealership, the 1953 Mosby-Macks won American Legion championship titles at the district, state, and regional levels. Inscribed on the bat are the signatures of the team's players and coaches. Many of the inscriptions also indicate the years each individual was affiliated with the team. The names include: Ford Arbogast; Marv Bean; Gene Boyer; Cliff Fawl; Darrell Feaker; Bob French; Ed Graham; Jim Golden; Claude Hays; Lyle Kraemer; Don Luttrell; Marion McDonald; Dick Matthes; Galen Mote; Garry Owen; Fred Petzold; Jim Rafferty; Ray Stockwell; Jim Trimble; Carl Ward; and, Ted Worthington.

Date: 1953

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Item Number: 446116
Call Number: 2018-014
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446116

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