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July 25, 2018 - 3:12 PM

The 1988 Post 15 Iola Indians won the first state title in team history. Twelveplayers on the team would later go on to play collegiate baseball or football. COURTESY PHOTO

It’s a summer of baseball that Bob Johnson Jr., his teammates and coaches on the 1988 Post 15 Iola Indians will never forget. 

A 50-game season-long battle with teams from across the state culminating in a magical night in Norton where, for the first time in the history of American Legion baseball, the Iola Indians took home the top prize, a state championship.

“We were thick as thieves,” Johnson said. “We all still talk about it to this day when we get together. It was a magical summer and an awesome memory in my life.”

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