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This photo features Jim Golden, 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. He pitched for both the Dodgers (1960-1961) and the Houston Colt .45s (1962-1963), compiling a major league record of 9-13, with an ERA of 4.54 in 69 game appearances. His minor league record stands at 88-91 and a 3.82 ERA. His best year in the minors was in 1960, when he went 20-9 with the Class AAA St. Paul Saints. This photograph was taken near the end of Golden's professional career. In December 1963, the Colt .45s traded him to the Chicago White Sox. He pitched in 1964 for the Indianapolis Indians, a White Sox affiliate, but did not have any game appearances with the major league club. 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: 1964

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Item Number: 446129
Call Number: 2018-014
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446129

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