Dave Parker

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David Gene "The Cobra" Parker (born June 9, 1951) 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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Filmography

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Acting Credits

2009
Prime 9 (2009) (TV Show)
Himself

1990
Sunday Night Baseball (1990) (TV Show)
Himself - California Angels Designated Hitter

1988
Himself - Oakland Athletics Designated Hitter

1986
1986 MLB All-Star Game (1986) (TV Movie)
Himself - NL Outfielder

1985
1985 MLB All-Star Game (1985) (TV Movie)
Himself - NL Outfielder

1981
1981 MLB All-Star Game (1981) (TV Movie)
Himself - NL Right Fielder

1980
1980 MLB All-Star Game (1980) (TV Movie)
Himself - NL Right Fielder

1979
1979 MLB All-Star Game (1979) (TV Movie)
Himself - NL Rightfielder

1979
Himself - Pittsburgh Pirates Right Fielder

1977
1977 MLB All-Star Game (1977) (TV Movie)
Himself - NL Right Fielder

1975
Himself - Pittsburgh Pirates Right Fielder

1974
Himself - Pittsburgh Pirates Right Fielder 

Self

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  • Sports Illustrated Magazine [United States] (30 May 1977)

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Dave Parker.
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 - - -

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Dave Parker.
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 -

First NameDavid
Middle NameGene
Last NameParker
Full Name at BirthDavid Gene Parker
Other NamesCobra
Age63
Date of BirthJune 9, 1951
BirthplaceGrenada, MS
Height6' 5" (196 cm)
Weight230 lbs (104.3 kg)
Star SignGemini
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolCourter Tech (Cincinnati, OH)
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionRightfielder
BatsLeft
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut12 July 1973
Last MLB Game2 October 1991
DraftDrafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 14th round of the 1970 amateur draft.

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