Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Mosby-Mack baseball team in Topeka, Kansas - Page

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

For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

This photograph shows the Topeka Mosby-Mack baseball team from 1951. The team represented Topeka's Capitol Post 1 in the American Legion baseball program, but got its name from its sponsor, the Mosby-Mack Ford dealership. The 1951 Mosby-Macks played in the Legion's state championship game held in Russell, but lost to a team from Wichita. Pictured in the top row of the photograph are (l to r): Bob Perry (coach), Ted Worthington, Adam Engroff, Ed Smith, Don Luttrell, Tom Sleeper, and Cliff Fawl (manager). In the middle row are (l to r): Jimmy Humbert, Jimmy Griffith, Bob Morris, Bob Shirley, Jim Golden, and Marvin Bean. In the front are (l to r): Edgar Graham, Ralph Luce, Earl Graham, and Bob Walden. Not pictured is Paul Packer. One of the team's members, Jim Golden (then of Silver Lake and later of Topeka), became a major league pitcher who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Colt .45's. Others on the team would make minor league rosters, including Tom Sleeper, Don Luttrell, and Ted Worthington. 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.

Creator: Wichers, Henry P
Date: 1951

Bookbag Share Print

Mosby-Mack baseball team in Topeka, Kansas - 1Mosby-Mack baseball team in Topeka, Kansas - 2Mosby-Mack baseball team in Topeka, Kansas - 3

Mosby-Mack baseball team in Topeka, Kansas - 1

Item Number: 307799
Call Number: 2014-236
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 307799

Copyright © 2007-2020 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.