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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
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 record15–21
Earned run average3.85
Innings pitched315​13
Strikeouts172
Teams

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 96​23 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]

ReferencesEdit

  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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