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Baseball in Danville

Highlights

This page lists season and game highlights for the teams and players in Danville, Illinois.


Notable Seasons


  • 1951
    • Everette Hall (.361)
  • 1952
    • Ken Gohn (22 wins, 1.58 ERA)
    • James Agnew (16-2)
  • 1953
    • James Partin (167 hits)
    • Virl Morris (struck out only 5 times in 127 games)
  • 1954
    • Leon Wagner (.322, 108 runs, 160 hits, 24 HR, 115 RBI)
    • Robert Loftin (747 total chances at 2B; 102 double plays)
  • 1970
    • Cecil Cooper (.336)
    • Walter Ransom (91 runs scored)
    • Joseph Bowen (83 RBI)
  • 1971
    • Dave Lindsey (92 runs scored)
    • Gorman Thomas (31 HR)
  • 1972
    • Duane Espy (.340, 85 runs, 160 hits)
    • Carl Austerman (16 wins)
  • 1974
    • Lafayette Currence (184 strikeouts)
  • 1975
    • Pedro Guerrero (.345)
    • Mitch Bobinger (17 wins, 201 strikeouts)
  • 1982
    • Dick Schofield (.360)
    • Norm Carrasco (115 runs scored)

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Notable Games


  • June 17, 1951
    • team scored 40 runs (on 32 hits) (first game of double header!)
  • August 22, 1953
    • Carls Lutz (16.0 innings pitched [vs. Paris])
  • May 30, 1971
    • Bill Travers (no hitter: Quad Cities, 16-1)
  • June 12, 1971
    • Dennis Yard (no hitter: Quincy, 3-0 [7 innings])
  • June 26, 1971
    • Alejandro Rodriguez was hit by 3 pitches
  • July 16, 17, 20, & 20, 1972
    • the team was victimized by 4 consecutive shutouts
  • June 29 through August 12, 1973
    • William Castro (45 IP without a base on balls)
  • June 4, 1974
    • 21 inning game
    • Danville had 79 at bats
    • James Richardson (28 total chances at 1B; 27 PO/1 Assist; 21 innings)

Otherwise Notable

  • Triple Plays by Team: 4



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