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Saturday, December 07, 2019

Dave Parker’s larger-than-life legacy is one MLB fans should never forget

Few baseball players made a bigger impression during the 1970s and 1980s than Dave Parker.

That was in part due to his impressive physical stature. At 6-foot-5, Parker towered over his peers while bringing an intimidating presence to the baseball diamond.

More than anything, though, it was Parker’s larger-than-life personality that captivated the national pastime over his 19-year career.

Parker was the heart and soul of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ World Series championship team in 1979, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. He was an offensive anchor and a veteran leader for the Cincinnati Reds and Oakland Athletics, which included another championship with Oakland in 1989. He was among the very best of his generation, combining strength and athleticism like very few during the height of his career.

I have some pending commitments and don’t think I’ll be able to see this documentary- could those in a position to do so let us know how it went?

 

QLE Posted: December 07, 2019 at 10:19 PM | 38 comment(s)
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