Shawnee County Baseball Hall Of Fame

Topeka, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame announced their 2014 inductees on Thursday.

The inductees are Silver Lake High School record setting pitcher, Jim Golden.

Former professional baseball player and Topeka Owls Manager, Butch Nieman.

And then the long time coach and umpire, Joe Oliva.

In addition, to the individuals selected there was also a team. The honor went to the first Shawnee County High School team to win a state baseball championship, the 1947 Topeka High School Trojans.

Joe Oliva said baseball was very important in his life. Oliva said, "i coached baseball for about 13 years. After that I went into umpiring. And to be quite honest if I didn't have two artificial knees I'd probably still be out there. I love being out there. I didn't do it for the money."

The Shawnee County Baseball Hall of Fame banquet will be held on July, 14th.


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