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Catalog Number 2009.030.056
Description Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Jan Dukes of Mills High School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 23, 2005. Plaque includes image of Dukes and a brief biography: "An outstanding left-handed pitcher, Jan Dukes was one of the Peninsula's finest baseball players in the 1960's. His clutch hit in the 15th inning produced a 1-0 victory over rival Capuchino High School in a 1963 contest regarded as one of the most dramatic ever played in San Mateo County. Dukes also struck out 19 in that game. He went on to Santa Clara University where he became a star. He was drafted in 1967 by the Washington Senators. He spent portions of three seasons in the major leagues."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Jan Dukes Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date June 23, 2005
Inscription Text "Made in / Mexico" (small rectangular black and gold sticker, back center top)

"503J" (inked back top center)

"Alpine / Awards / & Imprinted Sportswear, Inc. / Foster City..." (medium green and gold sticker, bottom back center, partially covered with two-sided tape)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Mills High School
Santa Clara University
Dukes, Jan
Subjects Sports
Baseball players
People Dukes, Jan