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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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The Highland Park Baseball Association (HPBA) is a youth baseball organization that traces its origins to 1941. Throughout its 75-year history, the program has been sustained by the efforts of volunteers and parents committed to providing organized baseball playing opportunities for the youth of southeast Topeka. Embedded in its history is a persistent, uphill battle for

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Bob Hentzen wrote five columns a week on average for 38 years before retiring from The Topeka Capital-Journal. Before settling in Topeka, the University of Oklahoma graduate, a native of Seward, Nebraska, worked for the Tulsa World, Oklahoma City Times and Daily Oklahoman. His first day at the Topeka Daily Capital was in January 1958.

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Topekan John “Big Dawg” Deedrick has been a baseball umpire in high demand for 50 years, working first in American Legion games, then primarily in college and high school circuits.

He was introduced to the craft by Shawnee County Baseball Hall-of-Famers Gene Wilson and Joe Oliva, both of whom he met shortly after being hired at the Goodyear plant in 1964. His first assignments came in American Legion contests played in Topeka in 1965. After he worked an exhibition game between Washburn

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