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The Westmoreland, Kansas baseball team is pictured in this photo postcard from the 1910s. Seated on the far left in the top row is William Bert Hart. His younger brother J.B. Hart is seated in the second row, holding a bat. Other individuals in the photo are unidentified. Bert Hart was a well-known semi-professional baseball player in northern Kansas during the 1910s and early 1920s. Both a pitcher and infielder, Hart played not only for the Westmoreland town team, but also for semi-pro teams in Green, Clay Center, and Beloit. In 1920, with Hart as its regular shortstop and occasional pitcher, the Beloit Leaguers salaried team claimed the "independent state championship of Kansas." Bert Hart spent most of his work career employed at the post office in Westmoreland; he and his wife Margaret also operated a hotel and restaurant there for several years during the 1940s.

Date: Between 1910 and 1920

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Item Number: 315088
Call Number: 2016-157
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 315088

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