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  • Harry Parker, Chick King and Pedro Borbon, former Cardinals players, pass away

    Harry Parker began his career in 1970 with the Cardinals, posting a 3.22 ERA in his first big league season. He pitched for the team again in 1971 and returned to them for a spell in 1975.

    Reports have surfaced this week that Harry Parker, a former pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Mets and Cleveland Indians passed away May 29th, 2012. He was 64.
    Read more:

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

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...arkeha01.shtml

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    Chick King wrapped up his career with the Cardinals in 1958, hitting .429 in his short stint with the team. He was traded to the club for Irv Noren.

    Charles “Chick” King, who died at age 81 Monday night in Paris, was one of Henry County’s outstanding sports heroes and certainly was the most prominent baseball player ever from the county.

    King was one of the first five men to enter the Paris-Henry County Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.
    Read more:

    http://www.parispi.net/articles/2012...9383335549.txt

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...kingch01.shtml

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    Borbon made the Cardinals his final big league stay as well, as he appeared in 10 games for the club in 1980. He went 1-0 with a 3.79 ERA.

    Former Reds pitcher Pedro Borbon has died at age 65, according to his business agent Charles Sotto from complications of cancer.

    Borbon is the Reds' leader in career pitching appearances with 531, and from 1970-78 appeared in more games than any other National League pitcher. He was inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame in 2010.
    Read more:

    http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...|text|Sports|p

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...orbope01.shtml

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