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This photo from 1959 shows the St. Paul Saints, a Class AAA minor league baseball club in the American Association. The Saints' roster included two Kansans, pitchers Jim Golden of rural Topeka and Fred Kipp, a native of Piqua. Golden appeared in 30 games for the Saints in 1959, with a 7-8 win/loss record and a 3.96 ERA. Kipp was in 35 games, with a 14-11 win/loss record and a 3.21 ERA. Jim Golden's professional baseball career spanned 11 seasons, including four in the major leagues. Fred Kipp's career lasted nine seasons, four of them in the majors. The 1959 Saints were affiliated with the Los Angeles Dodgers and finished fourth in the East Division of the American Association with a record of 81-81. Seated in the front row of the photo are (l to r): Jim Gentile, Rene Friol, Phil Clark, batboy Len Kijenski, Ed Palmquist, Fred Kipp, and John Glenn. In the middle row are (l to r): Russ Meyer, Joe Tanner, coach Rube Walker, manager Max Macon, coach Jack Spears, Earl Robinson, Gene Wallace, and Ed Roebuck. Standing in the back row are (l to r): assistant trainer Jim Wiesner, Jack Collum, Charlie Soraci, Bobby Dolan, Joe Caffie, Jim Golden, Don Bessent, Lacey Curry, and trainer John Mattei.

Date: 1959

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Item Number: 446122
Call Number: 2018-014
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 446122

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