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Topeka Base Ball Club -1909

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Butch-Nieman-1943-45

Butch Nieman 1943 45 Boston Braves

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Terry Bettis 1970

Terry Bettis 1970

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Harland Coffman,1948

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Claud Hays - A centeral Figure in Topeka youth, high school, and amature baseball during the 1920-1950 period who provided leadership as a coach and administrator. Coached 10 teams to state titles, including one for Topeka high and nine legion titles for capitol post 1.

The 1961 Topeka Reds -Three-I league pennant winner in 1961 with a 79-50 record.  team member Honors included:  League MVP, manager of the year, leaders in runs scored and RBI's.  The Cincinnati reds farm club produced eight future major leaguers (One Manager and Seven Players).

Jay Sutton - President of the Topeka Seven-Up Bottling Company who wa well-known as an avid, generous supporter of youth and other amateur baseball in Topeka.  For yeaars, he financially sponsored a team in almost every youth baseball league in the city.  Also sponsored the Topeka 7-up reds.

Charlie Lord - Outfielder who played youth, collegiate and semipro baseball in Topeka during the 1970's and early 1980's for the Topeka Aces, Washburn University, and Topeka 7-up reds, played for both victoria and salem in the class A Northwest league. Former Director of the Topeka YMCA

Bob Davis - Topeka West and Washburn gradute who was a member of the Kansas City Royals broadcast team for 16 years. Voice of the kansas Jayhawks for 32 years.  Named Kansas sportscaster of the year thirteen times. Member, Kansas Association of Broadvasters Hall of team.

Harold North - Longtime scaba Coach and Supporter Whose teams once won five consecutive league titles (1979-83), including the 36-0 undefeated chips team in 1979. Coached two teams to state AABC titles (1981, 83). A field at Bettis Family Sports Complex is named in his honor.