Harry Parker (baseball)

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Harry Parker
Pitcher
Born: (1947-09-14)September 14, 1947
Highland, Illinois
Died: May 29, 2012(2012-05-29) (aged 64)
Richmond, Virginia
Batted: Right Threw: Right
debut
August 8, 1970, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last 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
Teams

Harry William Parker (September 14, 1947 – May 29, 2012)[1] was an American professional pitcher in Major League Baseball who 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 and attended Collinsville High School.[2][3]

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.[2]

His most productive season came in 1973, when he went 8–4 with a 3.35 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 9623 innings of work to become an integral contributor for the Mets National League pennant run.[4]

He also had a 69–54 mark and a 3.31 ERA in eight minor league seasons between 1965 and 1973.[5]

References[edit]

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

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