Former Red on Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

5:43 p.m Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 Journal-News Sports
FLUSING, NY - 1987: Dave Parker #39 of the Cincinnati Reds watches the flight of the ball as he follows through on his swing during a game with the New York Mets in 1987 at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Former Cincinnati Red Dave Parker is one of 10 people on the Modern Baseball Era ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Former players Parker, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Dale Murphy, Jack Morris, Ted Simmons, Luis Tiant, Alan Trammel and executive Marvin Miller are candidates the Modern Era Baseball Committee will consider for election in the Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

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Parker hit .290 over 19 MLB seasons with seasons, including 11 years in Pittsburgh and four in Cincinnati. He totaled 339 home runs, 1,439 RBI and won two batting titles (1977-78). Parker was the 1978 NL MVP, a seven-time All-Star and won three Gold Glove awards in right field.

The Modern Baseball Era provides an avenue for Hall of Fame consideration to managers, umpires and executives, as well as players retired for more than 15 seasons.

The results of the vote will be announced on Dec. 10. Any candidate who receives 75 percent of the vote by the 16-member committee will be inducted in Cooperstown, N.Y. on July 29. They will join any electees from the 2018 Baseball Writers’ Association of America election to be announced Jan. 24, 2018.

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