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Doug Fitzgerald

Web Editor

Doug Fitzgerald worlds with The Gazette's digital team, managing gazette.com and social media.

A rendering of the dining terrace of the new Pikes Peak Summit House. Photo courtesy RTA Architects and GWWO Inc./Architects
Caption under photo: "Catcher Sam Hairston proudly holds the Most Valuable Player Award trophy after Western League President Sen. Ed Johnson made the presentation Monday night before the ball game. Hairston received six out of 16 votes cast by loop scribes and radiomen to nail down the honors. Lincoln's 20-game winner, Norm Brown, was second with four votes. Hairston is currently hitting.310 for the Sox and has been a steadying influence on the mound corps. The Sox downed Omaha, 10-0, and Sammy hit safely two out of three times. He also drove in one run." Photo appeared in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph on September 8, 1953. Photo by Stanley L. Payne, Courtesy Pikes Peak Library District, 004-11095.