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Ed Marling's Sunflower Girls softball team, Topeka, Kansas

Ed Marling's Sunflower Girls softball team, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Sells Photo Topeka
Date: 1937
This black and white photograph shows the Ed Marling's Sunflower Girls softball team from Topeka, Kansas. The team members have been identified from left to right: Lela Adkins, Amelia Quast, Bernie Maxwell, Pearl Timble, Hazel Bartlett, Mary Young, Ruth Shears, Frances Dahlstrom, Lily Woods, Inez Quickbear, Anna Snook, Dorothy Garnett, and C.H. Crites, manager.


Friends University Girls Soft Ball Team

Friends University Girls Soft Ball Team
Date: Unknown
Friends University girls soft ball team


Gil Carter, softball player in Wichita, Kansas

Gil Carter, softball player in Wichita, Kansas
Date: Between 1963 and 1970
Gil Carter of the Wichita Truckers softball team is shown in this snapshot believed to have been taken in the 1960s. The Truckers twice finished second in the national slow-pitch tournament while Carter was a member of the team. Carter played slow-pitch softball from the mid-1960s into the 1980s, after several years of playing minor league and semi-professional baseball. As a minor leaguer, Carter was an outfielder in the Chicago Cubs organization for three years. He played for the Carlsbad Potashers in 1958-59, and for the St. Cloud Rox in 1960. He is best known for his home run on August 11, 1959 in a Potasher game against the Odessa Dodgers. The official scorekeeper put the home run distance at 650 feet. However, estimates based on aerial photograph measurements were reported at 700-733 feet, which would make it the longest home run in baseball history. Carter was born and raised in Topeka. He lived in Wichita for nearly four decades before returning to Topeka in 2000. Digital reproduction of the photograph was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


Harland Coffman scrapbook

Harland Coffman scrapbook
Date: 1943-1953
This small scrapbook contains clippings from 1943-53 about the softball and baseball activities of Harland Coffman.The clippings describe softball games played in the Topeka Junior High Softball League and baseball games played by American Legion teams. Also included are clippings about the Topeka Decker Oilers semi-pro baseball team. Coffman was a lifelong Topekan who played high school, American Legion, semi-pro, and minor league baseball in his youth and young adulthood. He pitched for several minor league teams between 1948 and 1953. In the 158 minor league games for which his statistics are available, he achieved an overall record of 62-46, with an ERA of 3.19. In 1952, Coffman participated in the St. Louis Cardinals' spring training camp, but did not make the team roster in the regular season. His professional playing days ended when he suffered an arm injury and opted not to have surgery recommended by doctors to extend his baseball career. After his minor league career, Coffman played several years with the Topeka Decker Oilers, a team managed by his father, A.L. 'Pooch' Coffman. In the late 1940s and 1950s, the Decker Oilers were a perennial contender for the state semi-pro baseball title, competing each year in the state tournament held in Wichita. Digital reproduction of the scrapbook was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject stadiums - trains

Kansas Film Commission site photographs, subject stadiums - trains
Creator: Kansas Film Commission
Date: 1980s-2000s
These are panoramic photographs of locations in Kansas created by the Kansas Film Commission to promote scenes to film companies. The panoramics were created by taking individual photos and taping them together. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by subject and then location. Subjects in this part of the collection include stadiums, stockyards, studios, theaters, and trains.


Lee Dodson with girls softball team, Tecumseh, Kansas

Lee Dodson with girls softball team, Tecumseh, Kansas
Date: Between 1951 and 1952
This photograph from the 1951-52 school year features the Tecumseh Grade School girls softball team. The team's coach was Lee Dodson, who also was the school's principal and seventh and eighth grade teacher. Prior to his career as an educator, Dodson pitched for five seasons in the minor leagues, including one-year stints with the Chanute Owls (1946) and the Topeka Owls (1947). He later served as Washburn University's Dean of Students for many years. Dodson was a key figure in Topeka's baseball community for decades. Pictured in the photograph are the following individuals: (standing, l to r) Lee Dodson, Mary Whitlock, Judy Bayless, Pat Patterson, Marcia Alumbaugh, Judy Rogers, Elanor (Sis) Shay, Janet Eggleston; and, (kneeling, l to r) Carol McFarland, Mary Lou Williams, Mary Ferrin, Pat Newton, Lois Tolbert, Marian Knisel. Digital reproduction of the photograph was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.


Marling Chesney  women's softball team, Topeka, Kansas

Marling Chesney women's softball team, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Wolfe Commercial Photo Service
Date: 1942
This black and white photograph shows members of the Marling Chesney's softball team from Topeka, Kansas. The members are identified as follows; FRONT ROW: Joan Bogle, Betty Devore, Mary Helen Sheppard, Marguerite Tarr, Catherine Quaney, Kathleen Mace and Thelma Salzer. BACK ROW: Coach Cliff Coleman, Marvel Bidwell, Lillie Bervert, Manager H.F. Ulrich, Marjorie Quaney, Mary Birnbaumer and Coach Bob Mace. They were the Kansas softball champions.


Roger Yocom at Felker Park in Topeka, Kansas

Roger Yocom at Felker Park in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1998
This is a photograph showing Roger Yocom with Bruce Andrews of the Topeka Parks and Recreation Department. The photograph was taken on opening night at Felker Park for the 50+ softball league.


Softball champions, Oakley, Kansas

Softball champions, Oakley, Kansas
Date: Between 1965 and 1975
This is a photograph of the players and coaches of the championship winning girl's softball team of Oakley in Logan County, Kansas.


Softball teams in Topeka, Kansas

Softball teams in Topeka, Kansas
Date: 1998
Here are eight photographs showing the original eight 50+ softball teams in Topeka. The teams featured in the photographs are: Not Yet, Wood Valley, 1st String, Not-2-Old, Green Beret, Counter Top, Code Blue, and Top 1.


Topeka Senior & Senior's softball team

Topeka Senior & Senior's softball team
Date: August 2007
This is a photograph of the Topeka Senior & Senior's softball team at the Missouri Senior Games in Columbia, Missouri. Members of the team are: front row (left to right) Frank Knemschield, Jack Wyatt, Sam Hutchinson, Gene Barrand, Roger Yocom, Severo Reys, Dick Ward; back row _________, Erwin Hippen, Dennie Burgess, Vern Stevens, Kelly Green, Dene Burgess, and Orville Dodson.


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