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This photograph from 1936 features the Emporia semi-pro baseball team. Standing in the back are (l to r): Ed (Mutt) Sielert, pitcher; Charles Gentz, shortstop; Glenn (Slim) Campbell, manager and center fielder; Click Carle, catcher; Artie Hall, first baseman; and, _____ Franhouser, outfielder. Kneeling in front are (l to r): Lyle Stotts, second baseman; Albert Nicholson, right fielder; Lawrence Shearer, left fielder; Pierce (Bullet) Astle, third baseman; Harry Nicholson, utility; and, Winlow (Windy) Johnson, pitcher. The bat boy is Corky Hillis. Two of the players had professional athletic careers. The team's manager, Glenn Campbell, played professional football from 1929-1935, mostly with the New York Giants. Campbell, a football standout at Emporia State, was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1965. Windy Johnson played minor league baseball for 10 seasons spanning the period 1937-1950, his professional baseball career being interrupted by World War II. Among his minor league teams were the Topeka Owls (1940-41, 1946-48) and the Iola Indians (1949-1950). Johnson served as manager of the Topeka Owls in 1947-48, and the Iola Indians in 1949.

Date: 1936

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Item Number: 310700
Call Number: 2015-200
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 310700

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