Dave Parker

Dave Parker

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First Name David
Middle Name Gene
Last Name Parker
Full Name at Birth David Gene Parker
Alternative Name Cobra
Age 65 years
Birthday 9th June, 1951
Birthplace Grenada, MS
Height 6' 5" (196 cm)
Weight W
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Nationality American
High School Courter Tech (Cincinnati, OH)
Occupation Text Former Major League Baseball Player
Occupation Baseball
Baseball Position Rightfielder
Bats Left
Throws Right
MLB First Game Date 12th July, 1973
MLB Final Game Date 2nd October, 1991
Draft Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 14th round of the 1970 amateur draft.

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.

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FilmYearCharacterType
Prime 92009Himself (6 episodes, 2009-2011)TV Show
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel1995Himself - Former Outfielder, Pittsburgh Pirates (segment "Under the Influence") (1 episode, 2006)TV Show
Sunday Night Baseball1990Himself - California Angels Designated Hitter (3 episodes, 1990-1991)TV Show
1988 American League Championship Series1988Himself - Oakland Athletics Designated Hitter (2 episodes, 1988)TV Show
1986 MLB All-Star Game1986Himself - NL OutfielderMovie
1985 MLB All-Star Game1985Himself - NL OutfielderTV Movie
1981 MLB All-Star Game1981Himself - NL Right FielderTV Movie
1980 MLB All-Star Game1980Himself - NL Right FielderTV Movie
1979 MLB All-Star Game1979Himself - NL RightfielderTV Movie
1979 National League Championship Series1979Himself - Pittsburgh Pirates Right Fielder (3 episodes, 1979)TV Show
1977 MLB All-Star Game1977Himself - NL Right FielderTV Movie
1975 National League Championship Series1975Himself - Pittsburgh Pirates Right Fielder (3 episodes, 1975)TV Show
1974 National League Championship Series1974Himself - Pittsburgh Pirates Right Fielder / ... (3 episodes, 1974)TV Show
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