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1952 Paris Lakers Roster

Mississippi-Ohio Valley League (MOVL) - Class: D
Team Record: 85-42
Finished 2nd in the MOVL
Manager: Tom Sunkel (85-42)
Location: Paris, Illinois
Ballpark: Laker Stadium
Attendance: 36,600, Avg. 576
1952 Paris Lakers Statistics

Playoffs - Decatur Commodores 3 games, Paris Lakers 2

The Paris Lakers of the Mississippi-Ohio Valley League ended the 1952 season with a record of 85 wins and 42 losses, finishing second in the MOVL.

The Lakers scored 845 runs, most in the league. Paris conceded 607 runs. Butch McCord led hitters with significant playing time with a .392 average. Neil Maxa topped the squad with 21 wins, while James Paolo and Herold Gordon added 15 or more victories as well Herold Gordon recorded a 3.14 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Members of the 1952 Paris Lakers who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Jim Zapp, Butch McCord and Quincy Smith.

Tom Sunkel served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Gene BrandRMarch 23, 19275'11"170St. Louis, MO US
Glenn BrickeyRR6'3"190
Les BrownRRMay 13, 19276'0"175Terre Haute, IN US
Pasquale CapachioneLRApril 6, 19326'0"190Brockton, MA US
George CaseRRSeptember 19, 19296'0"170
Doyle ChadwickRJune 21, 19316'1"175
Jack DeRousseR5'10"175
Russ GilmoreRAugust 18, 19316'1"185Sweet Springs, MO US
Herold GordonRR5'9"162
Jim GrubbRR5'11"170
Herb HeisererRRJuly 27, 19326'1"175
William MacKinnonRL5'10"180
Neil MaxaRROctober 8, 19216'0"175
Donald McAndrewsRAugust 23, 19305'9"165
Butch McCordLLNovember 2, 19255'10"175Nashville, TN US
James Miller
James PaoloLL5'9"165
Quincy SmithSRFebruary 3, 19185'10"171Danville Parish, LA US
James TurnerR6'0"180
Patrick WatersRR6'4"200
Jim ZappRRApril 18, 19246'3"232Nashville, TN 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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