Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Ed Wilson of the Abilene, Kansas, baseball team - Page

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at reference@kshs.org or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.

For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

Topekan Ed Wilson is pictured in this photograph from 1946. At the time, Wilson was a pitcher with the Abilene, Kansas, Ban Johnson League baseball team. A year later, he also pitched for the Abilene Ikes, a team in the Amateur Baseball League of America. In 1948, Wilson began a minor league career that extended into 1953, and included teams in Miami (OK), Topeka, Paris (IL), Fulton (KY), Iola, and Hannibal (MO). In the 150 minor league games for which his pitching statistics are available, he compiled a 56-32 record, with a 3.62 ERA. In 1954, Wilson joined the staff of the Kansas Department of Revenue in Topeka and remained with the department for a 33-year career. Ed Wilson died in 2002 at the age of 73. 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.

Date: 1946

Bookbag Share Print

Ed Wilson of the Abilene, Kansas, baseball team - 1Ed Wilson of the Abilene, Kansas, baseball team - 2

Ed Wilson of the Abilene, Kansas, baseball team - 1

Item Number: 308571
Call Number: 2014-308
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 308571

Copyright © 2007-2018 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.