Dave Parker

United States

Baseball

B: June 9, 1951

1978 National League Most Valuable Player

"The Cobra" debuted with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1973 and would spend the first eleven of his 19 major league seasons with the Bucs. He won back-to-back batting titles in 1977 and '78, taking the M.V.P. award in '78 as he hit .334 with 30 homers, 117 R.B.I. and 20 stolen bases. Parker was a seven-time All-Star (1977, '79-'81, '85, '86 and '90), winning the game's M.V.P. award in 1979, the same season he helped the Pirates capture the World Series. Parker later played for the Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, California Angels and Toronto Blue Jays. Parker's performance declined in the 1980's due to a combination of injury, cocaine abuse and increased body weight. He finished his career with three Gold Glove Awards (1977-'79), a .290 batting average, 2,712 hits, 339 home runs and 1,493 R.B.I.

SUPERSTARS RECORD
EVENT
PLACE POINTS MONEY
EVENT WINS
1978 Preliminary 2
8
19 1/3
$1,930
Obstacle Course
1980 Superteams Baseball Preliminary

2

$3,800

TOTALS
19 1/3
$5,730
1

PERSONAL BESTS

Obstacle Course
27.03
1978 Preliminary 2
Points Scored
19 1/3
1978 Preliminary 2



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