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This photograph from 1964 shows the Indianapolis Indians, a Chicago White Sox affiliate in the Class AAA Pacific Coast League. Three of the team's players had Kansas connections, including: Rudy May, who was born in Coffeyville; pitcher Jim Golden of rural Topeka; and, outfielder Ken Berry of Topeka. Rudy May and Ken Berry were both in the early stages of their professional baseball careers, while Jim Golden was nearing the end of his. Golden's record with the 1964 Indianapolis team included 29 game appearances, a 6-7 win/loss record, and a 3.16 ERA. Berry appeared in 159 games, had a batting average of .255, hit 20 home runs, and drove in 83 runs. He led the team in both home runs and RBIs. May participated in 10 games, had a 4-2 win/loss record, and a 2.77 ERA. In 1964, the Indians finished second in the East Division of the Pacific Coast League with an 89-69-1 record. Seated on the ground in the photo are Dennis Poynter (bat boy) and Tommy Hutchings (clubhouse boy). Pictured in the front row are (l to r): Max Schumacher (general manager); Les Moss (manager); Ken Berry (of); Jim Hicks (of); Jim Koronda (of); Len Johnson (of); Ted Beard (coach); and Robert Weimer (trainer). In the middle row are (l to r): Jim Golden (p); Ed Hobaugh (p); Carl Bouldin (p); Rudy May (p); Dave DeBusschere (p); Bob Locker (p); Bruce Howard (p); Warren Hacker (p); and Ed Drapcho (p). Standing in the back are (l to r): Estel Freeman (promotion/publicity); Ramon Conde (3b-of); Bob Cotton (c); George Williams (3b-2b); Gary Johnson (1b); Larry Himes (c); Minnie Minoso (of-3b); Marv Staehle (2b-ss); and, Charley Saad, trainer.

Date: 1964

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Item Number: 446127
Call Number: 2018-014
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446127

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