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Encyclopedia > Lance Parrish

Lance Michael Parrish (born June 15, 1956 in Clairton, Pennsylvania) is an American former Major League Baseball catcher for the Detroit Tigers (1977-1986), Philadelphia Phillies (1987-1988), California Angels (1989-1992), Seattle Mariners (1992), Cleveland Indians (1993), Pittsburgh Pirates (1994), and the Toronto Blue Jays (1995). June 15 is the 166th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (167th in leap years), with 199 days remaining. ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Clairton is a city located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... * Division notes: In 1981, the Phillies finished with the best record in the Eastern Division prior to stoppage of play in the middle of the season due to the players strike, which forced the season to be split into two halves. ... For the Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). ... The Seattle Mariners are a Major League Baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Toronto Blue Jays are a Major League Baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, notable for being the first team from outside the United States to win the World Series. ...

His best season was 1982 when he hit .284 and blasted 32 home runs, then a record for catchers. He was also the clean-up hitter for the Tigers when they won the 1984 World Series. See also: 1981 in sports, 1983 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Gordon Johncock Formula One Champion - Finland 24 hours of Le... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... In baseball the fourth man in the batting order is designated the clean-up hitter. ... See also: 1983 in sports, other events of 1984, 1985 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 Richard Petty won the 200th (and final) race of his career on July 4. ... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ...

Parrish was an eight-time All-Star (1980, 1982-86, 1988, 1990), and he won three Gold Glove Awards (1983-85). The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... This is a list of Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners at catcher in American League baseball. ...

Parrish is the Bullpen Coach for the Detroit Tigers as of 2003.

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  • Baseball-Reference.com - career statistics and analysis



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