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Baseball in Paris

Highlights

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


Notable Seasons


  • 1951
    • Clint McCord (.363, 16 HR, 118 RBI; 132 runs scored, 173 hits)
    • Fred Williams (3.46, 15/4, .789)
  • 1952
    • Clint McCord (.392, 189 hits, 190 RBI; 70 long hits)
    • Jim Zapp (.330, 20 HR, 136 RBI)
    • Jim Turner (42 doubles)
    • team had 403 long hits
    • team had 255 doubles
    • Neil Maxa (3.42, 21 wins)
    • Quincy Smith (.317)
    • Herald Gordon (3.14, 18 wins)
  • 1953
    • Bob Staton (.317, 98 RBI)
    • George Case (3.04, 15 wins)
    • Ken Payne (16 HR)
  • 1954
    • Bob [Joe?] Schmidt (.337, 22 HR, 125 RBI)
  • 1955
    • Dan Brown (.355, 93 RBI)
    • Tom Paddock (.293, 23 HR, 102 RBI)
    • Ken Payne (.311, 89 RBI)
  • 1956
    • Lee Handley (.360, 16 HR, 106 RBI)
    • Carroll "Tex" Gholson (.299, 30 HR, 94 RBI)
    • team batted .288
    • team scored 924 runs (in 126 games!)
    • team had 1241 hits
    • Joe Schaffernoth (2.72, 21-6)
  • 1957
    • Verlon Walker (.321, 20 HR)
  • 1958
    • Leo Johnson (.365, 77 RBI; 103 runs scored)
    • 73 Paris batters were hit by pitches
    • Harvey Branch (2.69, 213 strikeouts)
  • 1959
    • 73 Paris batters were hit by pitches

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Notable Games


  • June 23, 1950
    • team had 59 at bats (16 innings; vs Centralia)
  • June 21, 1951
    • team had 18 hits off Mt. Vernon's Frank Bookman (12 innings)
  • May 28 thru July 18, 1951
    • Clint McCord played 52 consecutive errorless games at 1B
  • July 3, 1952
    • Neil Maxa (walked 0 in a 12 inning complete game)
  • July 14 thru August 22, 1952
    • Clint McCord (40 consecutive games without striking out)
  • July 25, 1953
    • team had 5 sacrifice bunts
  • June 1, 1954
    • Sam Scarpone (6 singles)
  • June 24, 1955
    • John Buzhardt (faced 45 Clinton hitters)
  • August 29, 1956
    • Dubuque 36, Paris 12
      • home runs: Dubuque 9, Paris 2
      • RBI: Dubuque 32, Paris 11
  • August 18, 1957
    • Kenneth Rollins (no hitter; Michigan City, 12-0)
  • May 18, 1958
    • Paris 30, Dubuque 17
  • July 10, 1958
    • 17 runners left on base (Keokuk stranded 15)
  • August 19, 1958
    • Dubuque 25, Paris 3
  • September 2, 1958
    • Harvey Branch (21 strikeouts vs. Clinton)
    • Terry Jones (23 total chances at C; 21 PO, 2 assists)
  • June 19, 1959
    • Johnnie Seale (20 strikeouts vs. Dubuque)

Otherwise Notable

  • Triple Plays by Team: 2 (10 seasons)



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