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1951 Paris Lakers Roster

Mississippi-Ohio Valley League (MOVL) - Class: D
Team Record: 84-36
Finished 1st in the MOVL
Manager: Tom Sunkel (84-36)
Location: Paris, Illinois
Ballpark: Laker Stadium
Attendance: 51,331, Avg. 856
1951 Paris Lakers Statistics

Playoffs - Danville Dans 2 games, Paris Lakers 1

The Paris Lakers of the Mississippi-Ohio Valley League ended the 1951 season with a record of 84 wins and 36 losses, finishing first in the MOVL.

The Lakers topped the league with 853 runs, ignited by 54 home runs. Paris allowed 630 runs. Butch McCord led batters with significant playing time with a .363 average. Jim Grubb, Fred Williams and Herold Gordon paced the team with 15 wins each, while Fred Williams recorded a 3.46 ERA, best among qualifying pitchers.

Players from the 1951 Paris Lakers who spent time in the Majors during their careers included Quincy Smith, Butch McCord, Bob Giggie, Mike Krsnich and Percy Howard.

Tom Sunkel served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Lowell BlackRR6'0"180St. Louis, MO US
Larry DePalmaRRFebruary 10, 19296'0"170New Haven, CT US
Jack DeRousseR5'10"175
Cliff Fields
Bob GiggieRRAugust 13, 19336'1"200Dorchester, MA US
Russ GilmoreRAugust 18, 19316'1"185Sweet Springs, MO US
Herold GordonRR5'9"162
Jim GrannemanS6'2"175
Jim GrubbRR5'11"170
Herb HeisererRRJuly 27, 19326'1"175
Percy Howard
Mike KrsnichRRSeptember 24, 19316'1"190West Allis, WI US
Jack MalloryApril 23, 1927Peoria, IL US
Butch McCordLLNovember 2, 19255'10"175Nashville, TN US
Sandy MistrettaR6'2"190
Clarence MusgraveJanuary 27, 1929
Wayne Parker
Wayne PlatzS6'1"180
Robert SchlemmerR5'9"170
Herb ShankmanLLJuly 22, 19315'10"152Chelsea, MA US
Bob SiskRRMay 3, 19316'0"175
Quincy SmithSRFebruary 3, 19185'10"171Danville Parish, LA US
John Sprigg
Fred WilliamsSR6'3"195
Ed WilsonJuly 31, 1928192Wichita, KS US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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