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 31513
Strikeouts 172

Harry William Parker (September 14, 1947 – May 28, 2012) was an American professional baseball player. As a pitcher in Major League Baseball, he played in parts of six seasons spanning 1970 to 1976. Listed at 6 feet 3 inches (191 cm), 190 pounds (86 kg), 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 13123 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]


  1. ^ a b "Harry Parker Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ UltimateMets.com entry
  3. ^ 1973 New York Mets – batting, pitching and fielding statistics
  4. ^ "Harry Parker Minor League Statistics & History". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 

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