Harry Parker (baseball)

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Harry Parker
Born: (1947-09-14)September 14, 1947
Highland, Illinois
Died: May 28, 2012(2012-05-28) (aged 64)
Richmond, Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 8, 1970 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
September 14, 1976 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 15–21
Earned run average 3.85
Innings pitched 315⅓
Strikeouts 172

Harry William Parker (September 14, 1947 – May 28, 2012) was an American prfoessional baseball player. As a pitcher in Major League Baseball, he played in parts of six seasons spanning 1970 to 1976. Listed at 6' 3", 190 lb., Parker batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Highland, Illinois.[1][2]

Harry Parker posted a 15-21 record and a 3.85 earned run average in 128 pitching appearances, while playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets and Cleveland Indians. Over the years, his name has become a byword for a player whose career falls short of the great promise shown as a youngster.[1]

His most productive season came in 1973, when he went 8-4 with a 3.35 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 131⅔ innings of work to become an integral contributor for the Mets National League pennant run.[3]

He also had a 69-54 mark and a 3.31 ERA in eight minor league seasons between 1965 and 1973.[4]