August 17, 1948 |
|April 13, 1971, for the Milwaukee Brewers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 1974, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Earned run average||3.89|
William Raymond Parsons (born August 17, 1948) is an American former professional baseball player, a 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m), 195 lb (88 kg), right-handed pitcher from Riverside, California. He played four seasons in the major leagues.
He joined the Milwaukee Brewers in 1970, and was assigned to Portland of the Pacific Coast League, going 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA. Parsons played his first game in the major leagues on April 13, 1971. He was in the starting rotation for the last-place Brewers in his rookie season, going 13-17 with a 3.20 ERA, while 7th in the league with 4 shutouts and 8th in the AL with 93 walks. Parsons was second in the 1971 BBWAA Rookie of the Year voting, losing out to Chris Chambliss, and was named The Sporting News AL Rookie Pitcher of the Year.
He saw little game time for the remainder of his career. He was traded to the Oakland Athletics with cash for Deron Johnson in 1974. He was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in July 1975. In July 1975 he was traded by the Cardinals with cash to the White Sox for Buddy Bradford.
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