Hall of Fame Inductees


Parry Owen achieved statistics that the majority of little-leaguers only dream of. In 1966, pitching for El Dorado American Legion Post 81, he compiled a 10-2 record, pitching 2 no-hitters including one of his two losses. After leading El Dorado to the 5th District Championship in El Dorado, he proceeded to beat Lawrence 2-1 in the opening game of the State Tournament in Chanute. He followed that up by beating Topeka 8-1 in the State Championship Game. That qualified Post 81 to play in the National Regional Tournament in Bismarck, ND where they finished 4th.

For the 1966 season, he posted 149 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.24. Owen was also voted the State Tournament Most Valuable Player.

In 1967, he led El Dorado to another 5th District Championship at McPherson and a 4th place finish in the State Tournament at Marysville. Parry hit .545 in the State Tournament to win the batting title. His record on the mound was once again 10-2 including 3 no-hitters. Winning 10 games in Legion ball is a rare feat and Owen is believed to be the only pitcher in Post 81 history to accomplish the feat twice.

In 1967, he notched 136 strikeouts and an outstanding ERA of 0.58. Following the State Tournament, he was selected to the Western Kansas All-Star team to play a 3 game series against the East All-Stars in Lincoln, KS.


The Baseball Hall of Fame is open by appointment by calling Sam Leben at 316-321-2357, El Dorado Parks Department at 316-322-4975 or El Dorado Recreation Department at 316-321-9100.


El Dorado Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
210 N. Griffith
El Dorado, KS 67042

United States