Mount Vernon Kings

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Mount Vernon Kings
(1910, 1947-1954)
Mount Vernon, Illinois
Previous Class D
Minor league affiliations
League Kentucky–Illinois–Tennessee League (1951–1955)
Previous leagues
Major league affiliations
Team data
Previous names
  • Mount Vernon Blues (1947-1948)
  • Mount Vernon Merchants (1910)
Previous parks
Veterans Park

The Mount Vernon Kings were a minor league baseball team based in Mount Vernon, Illinois, USA. The team last played in the Mississippi–Ohio Valley League, a league that evolved into today's Midwest League. Mount Vernon played in 1910 and from 1949 to 1954.[1] The franchise folded after the 1954 season.

The ballpark[edit]

They played their home games at Veterans Park. The park hosted Mississippi-Ohio Valley League All-Star Games in 1949 and 1951.[2]

No hitter[edit]

On September 4, 1951 Stanley Burat threw a no-hitter against the Centralia Cubs, winning 10-0.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]