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Dave Parker Dave Parker
Full name: David Gene Parker
Born: June 9, 1951, Grenada, Mississippi
First Game: July 12, 1973; Final Game: October 2, 1991
Bat: Left Throw: Right Height: 6' 5" Weight: 230
NL MVP (1978)
All Star MVP (1979)
TSN NL Player of the Year (1978)
OF on TSN NL All-Star Team (1975, 1977 to 1978 and 1985 to 1986)
DH on TSN AL All-Star Team (1990)
NL Silver Slugger as OF (1985 to 1986)
AL Silver Slugger as DH (1990)
NL Gold Glove as OF (1977 to 1979)
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Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1973 PIT N Daily Splits   54   139   17   40   9   1   4   14    2   1   27   2   1   0   0   1   2    1   1  .288  .308  .453   0.3 1973 PIT N
1974 PIT N Daily Splits   73   220   27   62  10   3   4   29   10   1   53   3   0   0   0   4   3    3   3  .282  .322  .409   0.0 1974 PIT N
1975 PIT N Daily Splits  148   558   75  172  35  10  25  101   38   4   89   5   0   1   0   9  18    8   6  .308  .357  .541   3.0 1975 PIT N
1976 PIT N Daily Splits  138   537   82  168  28  10  13   90   30   6   80   2   0   4   0   8  16   19   7  .313  .349  .475   1.7 1976 PIT N
1977 PIT N Daily Splits  159   637  107  215  44   8  21   88   58  13  107   7   0   4   0   8   7   17  19  .338  .397  .531   5.1 1977 PIT N
1978 PIT N Daily Splits  148   581  102  194  32  12  30  117   57  23   92   2   0   2   0   9   8   20   7  .334  .394  .585   4.5 1978 PIT N
1979 PIT N Daily Splits  158   622  109  193  45   7  25   94   67  14  101   9   0   9   0  11   7   20   4  .310  .380  .526   3.1 1979 PIT N
1980 PIT N Daily Splits  139   518   71  153  31   1  17   79   25   5   69   2   0   5   0  11   8   10   7  .295  .327  .458   0.4 1980 PIT N
1981 PIT N Daily Splits   67   240   29   62  14   3   9   48    9   3   25   2   0   3   0   2   5    6   2  .258  .287  .454  -0.7 1981 PIT N
1982 PIT N Daily Splits   73   244   41   66  19   3   6   29   22   2   45   1   0   3   0   6   7    7   5  .270  .330  .447  -0.2 1982 PIT N
1983 PIT N Daily Splits  144   552   68  154  29   4  12   69   28   6   89   0   0   6   0   9  11   12   9  .279  .311  .411  -1.3 1983 PIT N
1984 CIN N Daily Splits  156   607   73  173  28   0  16   94   41  10   89   1   0   6   0   7   8   11  10  .285  .328  .410  -1.0 1984 CIN N
1985 CIN N Daily Splits  160   635   88  198  42   4  34  125   52  24   80   3   0   4   0   3  26    5  13  .312  .365  .551   3.3 1985 CIN N
1986 CIN N Daily Splits  162   637   89  174  31   3  31  116   56  16  126   1   0   6   0   7  18    1   6  .273  .330  .477  -0.7 1986 CIN N
1987 CIN N Daily Splits  153   589   77  149  28   0  26   97   44  13  104   8   0   6   0   5  14    7   3  .253  .311  .433  -1.2 1987 CIN N
1988 OAK A Daily Splits  101   377   43   97  18   1  12   55   32   2   70   0   0   2   0   2   3    0   1  .257  .314  .406  -0.2 1988 OAK A
1989 OAK A Daily Splits  144   553   56  146  27   0  22   97   38  13   91   1   0   8   0   2  21    0   0  .264  .308  .432   0.2 1989 OAK A
1990 MIL A Daily Splits  157   610   71  176  30   3  21   92   41  11  102   4   0  14   0   9  18    4   7  .289  .330  .451   0.7 1990 MIL A
1991 CAL A Daily Splits  119   466   45  108  22   2  11   56   29   3   91   3   0   3   0   6   9    3   2  .232  .279  .358  -2.1 1991 CAL A
1991 TOR A Daily Splits   13    36    2   12   4   0   0    3    4   0    7   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   1  .333  .400  .444   0.1 1991 TOR A
1991 TOT A               132   502   47  120  26   2  11   59   33   3   98   3   0   3   0   6   9    3   3  .239  .288  .365  -2.0 1991 TOT A
Total NL                1932  7316 1055 2173 425  69 273 1190  539 141 1176  48   1  59   0 100 158  147 102  .297  .347  .486  16.3 Total NL        
Total AL                 534  2042  217  539 101   6  66  303  144  29  361   8   0  27   0  19  51    7  11  .264  .311  .416  -1.3 Total AL        
Total            Splits 2466  9358 1272 2712 526  75 339 1493  683 170 1537  56   1  86   0 119 209  154 113  .290  .339  .471  15.0 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
League Championship Series Batting RecordLeague Championship Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1974 PIT N Daily Splits    3     8    0    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .125  .125  .125 1974 PIT N
1975 PIT N Daily Splits    3    10    2    0   0   0   0    0    1   0    3   1   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .000  .167  .000 1975 PIT N
1979 PIT N Daily Splits    3    12    2    4   0   0   0    2    2   0    3   0   0   1   0   0   1    1   0  .333  .400  .333 1979 PIT N
1988 OAK A Daily Splits    3    12    1    3   1   0   0    0    0   0    4   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .250  .250  .333 1988 OAK A
1989 OAK A Daily Splits    4    16    2    3   0   0   2    3    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .188  .188  .563 1989 OAK A
Total NL                   9    30    4    5   0   0   0    2    3   0    7   1   0   1   0   0   2    1   0  .167  .257  .167 Total NL        
Total AL                   7    28    3    6   1   0   2    3    0   0    4   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .214  .214  .464 Total AL        
Total            Splits   16    58    7   11   1   0   2    5    3   0   11   1   0   1   0   0   2    1   0  .190  .238  .310 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
World Series Batting RecordWorld Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1979 PIT N Daily Splits    7    29    2   10   3   0   0    4    2   1    7   1   0   1   0   0   1    0   1  .345  .394  .448 1979 PIT N
1988 OAK A Daily Splits    4    15    0    3   0   0   0    0    2   0    4   0   0   0   0   1   0    0   0  .200  .294  .200 1988 OAK A
1989 OAK A Daily Splits    3     9    2    2   1   0   1    2    0   0    2   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .222  .222  .667 1989 OAK A
Total            Splits   14    53    4   15   4   0   1    6    4   1   13   1   0   1   0   1   1    0   1  .283  .339  .415 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1977 NL    Daily Splits    1     3    1    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .333  .333  .333 1977 NL   
1979 NL    Daily Splits    1     3    0    1   0   0   0    1    1   1    1   0   0   1   0   0   0    0   0  .333  .400  .333 1979 NL   
1980 NL    Daily Splits    1     2    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1980 NL   
1981 NL    Daily Splits    1     3    1    1   0   0   1    1    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .333  .333 1.333 1981 NL   
1985 NL    Daily Splits    1     2    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1985 NL   
1986 NL    Daily Splits    1     2    0    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .500  .500  .500 1986 NL   
Total            Splits    6    15    2    4   0   0   1    2    1   1    5   0   0   1   0   0   0    0   0  .267  .294  .467 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1973 PIT N Daily  OF   39   31   23   263.1    77    3    3    1   0  .964     4   16   19 
1973 PIT N        RF   19   15   14   136.1    36    3    1    1   0  .975
1973 PIT N        CF   16   15    8   112      35    0    2    0   0  .946
1973 PIT N        LF    4    1    1    15       5    0    0    0   0 1.000
1974 PIT N Daily  OF   49   42   33   390.1   101    5    4    1   0  .964    10   15   28 
1974 PIT N        RF   28   21   17   206.2    47    2    1    1   0  .980
1974 PIT N        CF   15   14    9   108.2    35    1    1    0   0  .973
1974 PIT N        LF   10    7    7    75      18    1    2    0   0  .905
1974 PIT N        1B    6    5    4    55      53    3    0    9   0 1.000
1975 PIT N Daily  OF  141  141  141  1253.2   311    7    9    2   0  .972     0    0  141 
1975 PIT N        RF  141  141  141  1253.2   315    7    9    2   0  .973
1976 PIT N Daily  OF  134  134  131  1196.1   294   12   14    0   0  .956     0    0  134 
1976 PIT N        RF  134  134  131  1196.1   293   12   14    0   0  .956
1977 PIT N Daily  OF  158  158  148  1420.1   389   26   15    9   0  .965     0    0  158 
1977 PIT N        RF  158  158  148  1420.1   381   26   15    9   0  .964
1977 PIT N        2B    1    0    0     0.1     0    0    0    0   0     -
1978 PIT N Daily  OF  147  147  143  1303.2   302   12   13    3   0  .960     0    0  147 
1978 PIT N        RF  147  147  143  1303.2   304   12   13    3   0  .960
1979 PIT N Daily  OF  158  158  153  1432.1   341   15   15    1   0  .960     0    0  158 
1979 PIT N        RF  158  158  153  1432.1   343   16   15    2   0  .960
1980 PIT N Daily  OF  130  129  106  1091     235   14    9    0   0  .965     0    0  130 
1980 PIT N        RF  130  129  106  1091     237   14    9    0   0  .965
1981 PIT N Daily  OF   60   59   44   492     110    1    7    0   0  .941     0    0   60 
1981 PIT N        RF   60   59   44   492     108    1    7    0   0  .940
1982 PIT N Daily  OF   63   62   52   527     108    2    5    1   0  .957     0    0   63 
1982 PIT N        RF   63   62   52   527     110    2    5    1   0  .957
1983 PIT N Daily  OF  142  139  124  1226.2   282    3    8    2   0  .973     0    0  142 
1983 PIT N        RF  142  139  124  1226.2   281    4    8    2   0  .973
1984 CIN N Daily  OF  151  150  123  1301.2   296    6    8    1   0  .974     0    0  151 
1984 CIN N        RF  151  150  123  1301.2   296    6    8    1   0  .974
1985 CIN N Daily  OF  159  158  150  1404.1   329   12   10    1   0  .972     0    0  159 
1985 CIN N        RF  159  158  150  1404.1   328   10   10    1   0  .971
1986 CIN N Daily  OF  159  157  143  1399     278    9    9    2   0  .970     0    0  159 
1986 CIN N        RF  159  157  143  1399     277   10    9    2   0  .970
1987 CIN N Daily  OF  142  141  120  1211.1   278   13   10    3   0  .967     0    0  142 
1987 CIN N        RF  142  141  120  1211.1   275   12   10    3   0  .966
1987 CIN N        1B    9    9    6    77.2    76    4    1    7   0  .988
1988 OAK A Daily  DH   61   57   51                                      -
1988 OAK A        LF   34   34   19   269      59    4    4    0   0  .940
1988 OAK A        OF   34   34   19   269      58    3    3    0   0  .953    34    0    0 
1988 OAK A        1B    1    1    0     6       5    2    0    0   0 1.000
1989 OAK A Daily  DH  140  136  126                                      -
1989 OAK A        RF    1    1    0     8       2    0    0    0   0 1.000
1989 OAK A        OF    1    1    0     8       2    0    0    0   0 1.000     0    0    1 
1990 MIL A Daily  DH  153  153  136                                      -
1990 MIL A        1B    3    3    2    23      24    0    1    4   0  .960
1991 CAL A Daily  DH  119  119  111                                      -
1991 TOR A Daily  DH   11   10    5                                      -
1991 TOT A        DH  130  129  116                                      -
Total             OF 1867 1841 1653 16190    3791  143  142   27   0  .965    48   31 1792 
Total             RF 1792 1770 1609 15610.1  3633  137  134   28   0  .966
Total             DH  484  475  429                                      -
Total             LF   48   42   27   359      82    5    6    0   0  .935
Total             CF   31   29   17   220.2    70    1    3    0   0  .959
Total             1B   19   18   12   161.2   158    9    2   20   0  .988
Total             2B    1    0    0     0.1     0    0    0    0   0     -
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
League Championship Series Fielding RecordLeague Championship Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1974 PIT N Daily  OF    2    2    2    17       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    2 
1974 PIT N        RF    2    2    2    17       4    1    0    0   0 1.000
1975 PIT N Daily  OF    3    3    3    26       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    3 
1975 PIT N        RF    3    3    3    26      13    1    0    1   0 1.000
1979 PIT N Daily  OF    3    3    3    30       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    3 
1979 PIT N        RF    3    3    3    30      11    0    0    0   0 1.000
1988 OAK A Daily  DH    2    2    2                                      -
1988 OAK A        LF    1    1    0     6       1    0    1    0   0  .500
1988 OAK A        OF    1    1    0     6       0    0    0    0   0     -     1    0    0 
1989 OAK A Daily  DH    4    4    4                                      -
Total             OF    9    9    8    79       0    0    0    0   0     -     1    0    8 
Total             RF    8    8    8    73      28    2    0    1   0 1.000
Total             DH    6    6    6                                      -
Total             LF    1    1    0     6       1    0    1    0   0  .500
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
World Series Fielding RecordWorld Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1979 PIT N Daily  OF    7    7    7    62       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    7 
1979 PIT N        RF    7    7    7    62      13    1    1    1   0  .933
1988 OAK A Daily  OF    2    2    1    14       0    0    0    0   0     -     2    0    0 
1988 OAK A        LF    2    2    1    14       4    0    0    0   0 1.000
1988 OAK A        DH    2    2    2                                      -
1989 OAK A Daily  DH    2    2    2                                      -
Total             OF    9    9    8    76       0    0    0    0   0     -     2    0    7 
Total             RF    7    7    7    62      13    1    1    1   0  .933
Total             DH    4    4    4                                      -
Total             LF    2    2    1    14       4    0    0    0   0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1977 NL    Daily  OF    1    1    0     5       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    1 
1977 NL           RF    1    1    0     5       2    0    0    0   0 1.000
1979 NL    Daily  OF    1    1    1     9       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    1 
1979 NL           RF    1    1    1     9       0    2    0    0   0 1.000
1980 NL    Daily  OF    1    1    0     4       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    1 
1980 NL           RF    1    1    0     4       0    0    0    0   0     -
1981 NL    Daily  OF    1    1    0     5       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    1 
1981 NL           RF    1    1    0     5       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
1985 NL    Daily  OF    1    0    0     5       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    1 
1985 NL           RF    1    0    0     5       1    0    0    0   0 1.000
1986 NL    Daily  OF    1    0    0     4       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    1 
1986 NL           RF    1    0    0     4       0    0    0    0   0     -
Total             OF    6    4    1    32       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    0    6 
Total             RF    6    4    1    32       4    2    0    0   0 1.000
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G

TransactionsTransactions
Selected by Pittsburgh Pirates in the 14th round of the free-agent draft (June 4,
1970).

Granted free agency (November 7, 1983).

Signed by Cincinnati Reds (December 7, 1983).

Traded by Cincinnati Reds to Oakland Athletics in exchange for Jose Rijo and Tim
Birtsas (December 8, 1987).

Granted free agency (November 13, 1989).

Signed by Milwaukee Brewers (December 3, 1989).

Traded by Milwaukee Brewers to California Angels in exchange for Dante Bichette
(March 14, 1991).

Released by California Angels (September 7, 1991).

Signed by Toronto Blue Jays (September 14, 1991).

Granted free agency (November 4, 1991).


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