March 20, 1962 |
Kansas City, Missouri
|May 4, 1990 for the San Francisco Giants|
Last MLB appearance
|August 30, 1998 for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
Richard Alan Parker (born March 20, 1963, in Kansas City, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He played all or part of six seasons in the majors between 1990-96 for the San Francisco Giants (1990-91), Houston Astros (1993), New York Mets (1994), and Los Angeles Dodgers (1995-96). His professional career spanned fourteen seasons, from 1985 to 1998.
Parker played college baseball for the University of Texas at Austin. He was originally drafted in the 16th round of the 1985 draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, and played in their minor league system for four-plus seasons. He was traded to the Giants in 1989 as the player to be named later in an earlier deal, and made his major league debut less than a year later. He was released by the Giants after the 1991 season, then spent the rest of his career as a journeyman without ever playing a full season in the majors. He finished his playing career with the Norfolk Tides in the Mets organization.
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