Welcome to the Reds Hall of Fame, Dave Parker!

Cobra

Probably one of the shortest tenured players in the Reds Hall of Fame, Dave Parker only spent four seasons in Cincinnati. The Cobra is originally from the area, and after spending a decade in Pittsburgh, he came home to the Reds signing a free agent contract following the 1983 season. In his four years here, Parker launched 107 home runs and drove in 432 runs. In 1985 alone, Parker hit 42 round-trippers and drove in 125, batting .312 and slugging .551. He finished second in NL MVP voting behind Willie McGee. Cobra was traded following the 1987 season in a deal that brought another Reds Hall of Famer to town, 1990 World Series MVP Jose Rijo.

(Custom Hall of Fame “fun card” by TWJ contributor Patrick.)

About JT

Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

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