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DAVE PARKER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Reds Hall of Fame is family affair

CINCINNATI -- It's been 30 years since Dave Parker and Eric Davis first met. It was the 1984 baseball season and Parker was a newcomer to the Reds. Davis was a newcomer to the big leagues. "Son," was how Parker greeted Davis Saturday evening. "Still son after all these years," was Davis' reaction as the two embraced bear-hug style. Parker will be formally...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for Aug. 8-10

CINCINNATI (Jan. 29, 2014) -- The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum will honor the storied careers of Ken Griffey Jr., Dave Parker, Ron Oester and the late Jake Beckley during 2014 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, August 8-10, in Cincinnati. Hall of Fame Induction Weekend is a great opportunity for fans to visit the Museum and take part in the variety of activities involving...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated writer says Dave Parker, Dave Concepcion aren't worthy of Hall of Fame

 On Monday, the National Baseball Hall of Fame unveiled a list of 12 candidates to be considered for induction via the Expansion Era ballot. Among the dozen candidates, two former Reds players made the cut, including Dave Concepcion and Dave Parker.In his column from Wednesday, Sports Illustrated's Jay Jaffe, who is credited for developing the JAWS system, which aims to measure...
Via Redlegs Review
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Dave Parker is Still a Pirates Fan

Now, I'm not sure whether this should be filed under "awesome" or "sad". Earlier this week, an eagle-eyed fan spotted former big leaguer Dave Parker at a Cincinnati grocery store...decked out in full Pittsburgh Pirates gear.  And I've gotta add, "The Cobra" is looking every bit as good as he did during his eleven-year stint with the Bucs...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Dave Parker Was, And Is, The Man

Not everyone liked Dave Parker. Certainly the fans who threw things at him in the Pittsburgh outfield, slashed the roof of his convertible and even threatened his life could be counted in this camp. Pundits who may have poured cold water on Parker’s Hall of Fame candidacy thanks to his involvement in the Pittsburgh Drug [...]
Via Fangraphs
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Former slugger Dave Parker coping with Parkinson's

Seven-time major league All-Star Dave Parker is dealing with Parkinson's disease. Parker told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he was diagnosed with the disease in February 2012. Parker's condition was first reported by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Parkinson's is a progressive disorder that gradually takes a toll on the nervous system. The 62-year-old Parker...
Via Fox Sports
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Dave Parker has Parkinson's

Dave Parker, who led the Pittsburgh Pirates to the 1979 World Series, has Parkinson's disease, according to Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Parker, 62, told the paper that he was first diagnosed with the disease in February 2012. Despite the diagnosis, Parker, who was named National League MVP in 1978, is remaining positive. "There's no fear," Parker...
Via Fox Sports
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Pirates star Dave Parker says he has Parkinson's disease

Former major league star Dave Parker told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. “There's no fear” Parker told the newspaper. “I've had a great life. I always dreamt of playing baseball and I played. I'm 62 years old and fortunate to make it to this point. I have some...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame inductee Larkin lived out his dream by playing for Reds

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Dave Parker turned out to be a visionary. Dave Concepcion didn't. Parker was playing right field for Cincinnati in 1984 when the Reds visited Detroit for an exhibition game against the Tigers at Tiger Stadium. Barry Larkin, a Cincinnati native, was the star shortstop at University of Michigan and tagged along with Wolverines equipment manager Jon Falk for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

HOVG Heroes: Dave Parker

DAN EPSTEIN on DAVE PARKERIn my mind, Dave Parker has always been a badass.I became aware of his existence in April 1976, when I opened my first-ever Topps wax pack, which I received as a party favor at a friend’s 10th birthday sleepover.My friend’s parents took us all to see “The Bad News Bears” that night. In retrospect, you could pinpoint this as one of the most momentous...
Via Hall of Very Good
June 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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