Mark Parent (baseball)

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Mark Parent
Chicago White Sox
Catcher/Coach
Born: (1961-09-16) September 16, 1961 (age 52)
Ashland, Oregon
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 20, 1986 for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
September 1, 1998 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Games played 474
Batting average .214
Home runs 53
Teams

As a player

As a coach

Mark Alan Parent (born September 16, 1961 in Ashland, Oregon) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played from 1986 to 1998 and is currently the Chicago White Sox bench coach. After graduating from Anderson High School in Anderson, California, he was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 4th round (92nd overall) of the 1979 MLB Draft and played in the minor leagues, starting with the Northwest League's Walla Walla Padres, for eight years before being sent to the Padres. He made one playoff appearance with the Orioles in 1996, who made it all the way to the American League Championship Series.

On September 15, 1996 Parent's home run off of Detroit Tigers pitcher Todd Van Poppel was the Orioles' 241st of the year, surpassing the record of 240, set by the 1961 New York Yankees.

In 13 seasons he played in 474 Games and had 1,303 At Bats, 112 Runs, 279 Hits, 50 Doubles, 53 Home Runs, 168 RBI, 3 Stolen Bases, 98 Walks, .214 Batting Average, .268 On-base percentage, .375 Slugging Percentage, 488 Total Bases, 12 Sacrifice Hits, 13 Sacrifice Flies and 8 Intentional Walks.

After retirement[edit]

In 2000, Parent was named manager of the Lancaster JetHawks, Class A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.

In 2005, Parent was named the first-ever manager of the newly minted Golden Baseball League's Chico Outlaws and took his team to the league championship in 2007. After the team won the title, he retired from professional baseball.

On December 15, 2009, the Philadelphia Phillies named Parent manager of the Lakewood BlueClaws, the franchise's Class A affiliate in the South Atlantic League.[1]

On November 22, 2010, the Philadelphia Phillies named Parent manager of the Reading Phillies, the franchise's Class AA affiliate in the Eastern League. [1]

On October 31, 2011, the Chicago White Sox named Parent bench coach under manager Robin Ventura.[2]

On August 25, 2013 Parent was ejected from the Rangers-White Sox game during the pregame line up exchanges at home plate.[citation needed]

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