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1953 Paris Lakers Roster

Mississippi-Ohio Valley League (MOVL) - Class: D
Team Record: 66-53
Finished 2nd in the MOVL
Manager: Tom Sunkel (66-53)
Location: Paris, Illinois
Ballpark: Laker Stadium
Attendance: 35,000, Avg. 588
1953 Paris Lakers Statistics

Playoffs - Paris Lakers 3 games, Mattoon Phillies 0
Finals - Decatur Commodores 3 games, Paris Lakers 2

The Paris Lakers of the Mississippi-Ohio Valley League ended the 1953 season with a record of 66 wins and 53 losses, finishing second in the MOVL.

The Lakers plated 668 runs, tops in the circuit. Paris conceded 577 runs. Bob Staton led all regular batters with a .317 average. George Case topped the team with 15 wins and a team-best 3.04 ERA, leading regular hurlers.

Quincy Smith and Doc Bracken both played in Major League Baseball during their careers.

Tom Sunkel served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Doc BrackenRRMay 12, 19156'3"192Paducah, KY US
Pasquale CapachioneLRApril 6, 19326'0"190Brockton, MA US
George CaseRRSeptember 19, 19296'0"170
Paul Crain
Russ GilmoreRAugust 18, 19316'1"185Sweet Springs, MO US
Herold GordonRR5'9"162
Jim GrannemanS6'2"175
Tommie Hester
Donald LewisLR5'11"195
William MacKinnonRL5'10"180
Leonard MarionR6'0"185
Neil MaxaRROctober 8, 19216'0"175
James Miller
Samuel Misailedes
James PaoloLL5'9"165
Kenneth PayneL5'9"165
Wayne PlatzS6'1"180
Edward RouseR5'10"165
Larry RowleyRR6'0"175
Bob SiskRRMay 3, 19316'0"175
Wayne Skoble
Quincy SmithSRFebruary 3, 19185'10"171Danville Parish, LA US
Bob StatonR6'1"180
Donald Williams

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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