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Dave Parker
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Age 64
Birthday 9 June, 1951
Birthplace Grenada, MS
Height 6' 5" (196 cm)
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Nationality American
Occupation Baseball
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David Gene Parker (born June 9, 1951), nicknamed "The Cobra", is an American former player in Major League Baseball. He was the 1978 National League MVP and a two-time batting champion. Parker was the first professional athlete to earn an average of one million dollars per year, having signed a 5-year, $5 million contract in January 1979. Parker's career achievements include 2712 hits, 339 home runs, 1493 runs batted in and a lifetime batting average of .290. Parker was also known as a solid defensive outfielder during the first half of his career, with a powerful arm. From 1975 to 1979, he threw out 72 runners, including 26 in 1977.

MLB Batting Statistics

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1973 PIT 54 139 17 40 9 1 4 14 1 2 27 0.288 0.308 0.453
1974 PIT 73 220 27 62 10 3 4 29 3 10 53 0.282 0.322 0.409
1975 PIT 148 558 75 172 35 10 25 101 8 38 89 0.308 0.357 0.541
1976 PIT 138 537 82 168 28 10 13 90 19 30 80 0.313 0.349 0.475
1977 PIT 159 637 107 215 44 8 21 88 17 58 107 0.338 0.397 0.531
1978 PIT 148 581 102 194 32 12 30 117 20 57 92 0.334 0.394 0.585
1979 PIT 158 622 109 193 45 7 25 94 20 67 101 0.310 0.380 0.526
1980 PIT 139 518 71 153 31 1 17 79 10 25 69 0.295 0.327 0.458
1981 PIT 67 240 29 62 14 3 9 48 6 9 25 0.258 0.287 0.454
1982 PIT 73 244 41 66 19 3 6 29 7 22 45 0.270 0.330 0.447
1983 PIT 144 552 68 154 29 4 12 69 12 28 89 0.279 0.311 0.411
1984 CIN 156 607 73 173 28 0 16 94 11 41 89 0.285 0.328 0.410
1985 CIN 160 635 88 198 42 4 34 125 5 52 80 0.312 0.365 0.551
1986 CIN 162 637 89 174 31 3 31 116 1 56 126 0.273 0.330 0.477
1987 CIN 153 589 77 149 28 0 26 97 7 44 104 0.253 0.311 0.433
1988 OAK 101 377 43 97 18 1 12 55 0 32 70 0.257 0.314 0.406
1989 OAK 144 553 56 146 27 0 22 97 0 38 91 0.264 0.308 0.432
1990 MIL 157 610 71 176 30 3 21 92 4 41 102 0.289 0.330 0.451
1991 CAL 119 466 45 108 22 2 11 56 3 29 91 0.232 0.279 0.358
1991 TOR 13 36 2 12 4 0 0 3 0 4 7 0.333 0.400 0.444
Career 2466 9358 1272 2712 526 75 339 1493 154 683 1537 - - -

MLB Fielding Statistics

Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1973 PIT 54 31 263 76 3 3 1 0.963
1974 PIT 54 47 445 153 7 4 10 0.976
1975 PIT 141 141 1,253 315 7 9 2 0.973
1976 PIT 134 134 1,196 293 12 14 0 0.956
1977 PIT 158 158 1,420 381 26 15 9 0.964
1978 PIT 147 147 1,303 304 12 13 3 0.960
1979 PIT 158 158 1,432 343 16 15 2 0.960
1980 PIT 130 129 1,091 237 14 9 0 0.965
1981 PIT 60 59 492 108 1 7 0 0.940
1982 PIT 63 62 527 110 2 5 1 0.957
1983 PIT 142 139 1,226 281 4 8 2 0.973
1984 CIN 151 150 1,301 296 6 8 1 0.974
1985 CIN 159 158 1,404 328 10 10 1 0.971
1986 CIN 159 157 1,399 277 10 9 2 0.970
1987 CIN 150 150 1,289 351 16 11 10 0.971
1988 OAK 35 35 275 64 6 4 0 0.946
1989 OAK 1 1 8 2 0 0 0 1.000
1990 MIL 3 3 23 24 0 1 4 0.960
1991 CAL 119 - -
1991 TOR 11 - -
Career 2029 1859 - 3943 152 145 48 -

Filmography

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2009 Prime 9 Himself
1995 Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel Himself - Former Outfielder, Pittsburgh Pirates
1990 Sunday Night Baseball Himself - California Angels Designated Hitter
1988 1988 American League Championship Series Himself - Oakland Athletics Designated Hitter
1986 1986 MLB All-Star Game Himself - NL Outfielder
1985 1985 MLB All-Star Game Himself - NL Outfielder
1981 1981 MLB All-Star Game Himself - NL Right Fielder
1980 1980 MLB All-Star Game Himself - NL Right Fielder
1979 1979 MLB All-Star Game Himself - NL Rightfielder
1979 1979 National League Championship Series Himself - Pittsburgh Pirates Right Fielder
1977 1977 MLB All-Star Game Himself - NL Right Fielder

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