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  • Harry Parker, pitcher on 1973 Mets team, passes away

    First Bobby Myrick, now Harry Parker--who apparently died on May 29. There is no obituary or article available at this time, only the data from the Social Security Death Index.

    Name: Harry W Parker
    Born: 14 Sep 1947
    Died: 29 May 2012
    State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (1964)
    Name: Harry W Parker
    Born: 14 Sep 1947
    Died: 29 May 2012
    State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (1964)
    Parker began his career in St. Louis, but spent the majority of it with the Mets, with whom he pitched from 1973 to 1975. In the team's 1973 NL Pennant-winning season, he went 8-4 with a 3.35 ERA in 38 games, proving to be a key pitcher on the staff. In the postseason, he had a 2.08 ERA in four games, including a 0.00 mark in three Fall Classic appearances. He then pitched in Cleveland and St. Louis to wrap up his career.

    He was involved in the trade that sent Jim Beauchamp, Chip Coulter and Chuck Taylor to the Mets and Jim Bibby, Rich Folkers, Charlie Hudson and Art Shamsky to the Cards. He turned out to be the best player in the deal for the squad.
    Last edited by Cowtipper; 08-29-2012, 12:22 PM.

  • #2
    That's really sad. He was a key component in the 1973 pennant drive. I was just thinking about him the other day.

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    • #3
      That is really sad.A friend of mine who was friends with someone who lived on Harry Parker's block in Virginia helped me get
      2 1973 items signed for me last year.I was just thinking about him too the other day when Mets Yearbook 1973 was on
      Sunday at 5pm that milladrive and I watched after we came back from the Met game that day.Like I said that is really sad.
      "You don't give up any runs,we'll guarantee you
      at least a tie." ~ Grote to Koosman

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      • #4
        A little more on Parker's career -

        http://www.examiner.com/article/harr...ets-dies-at-64

        Originally posted by Joe Rigatoni View Post
        That is really sad.A friend of mine who was friends with someone who lived on Harry Parker's block in Virginia helped me get
        2 1973 items signed for me last year.I was just thinking about him too the other day when Mets Yearbook 1973 was on
        Sunday at 5pm that milladrive and I watched after we came back from the Met game that day.Like I said that is really sad.
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