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This photograph from 1957 features three infielders from the Topeka Caps, the American Legion baseball team which represented Capitol Post 1. From left to right, the players are Curt Miller (2b), Jim Flowers (ss), and future major leaguer Ken Berry (3b). The Caps won the state Legion title in 1957 by defeating Lawrence, 10-4, in a 12-inning championship game played in Neodesha. The team advanced to the four-state Legion regional tournament in Hobart, Oklahoma, where they finished second. The Topeka Caps' record for the season was 31-3. The photo was published in the Topeka Daily Capital on August 8, 1957.

Ken Berry's major league career spanned 14 seasons, during which he played in 1,383 games for four teams, including the Chicago White Sox (1962-1970), California Angels (1971-73), Milwaukee Brewers (1974), and Cleveland Indians (1975). The hallmark of Berry's career was his exceptional defensive skill in the outfield, where he played primarily as a center fielder. Berry received two Gold Gloves in recognition of his excellent fielding, the first in 1970 as a member of the White Sox, and the second in 1972 as a member of the Angels. Offensively, Berry hit for a career average of .255, with his best year being 1972 when he batted .289. Digital reproduction of the photo was accomplished through a joint project sponsored by the Kansas Historical Society and the Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame.

Creator: Topeka Daily Capital
Date: August 08, 1957

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Item Number: 312943
Call Number: 2016-096
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 312943

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