Ex-managers Cox, La Russa, Torre elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Ex-managers Cox, La Russa, Torre elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Former managers Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame Monday in a unanimous vote by the Expansion Era Committee.

Managers Joe Torre, Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox on Hall of Fame ballot

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Baseball managing greats Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox will be among the names on the next Hall of Fame ballot, HOF officials revealed Monday.

Moose tramples 6-year-old girl in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 29 (UPI) -- An Anchorage, Alaska, girl was hospitalized after a wild moose chased her down and trampled her, police said.

Two slain in shooting outside Alaska bar

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Police in Anchorage, Alaska, say a shooting early Monday left two people dead and two wounded outside a bar in the Muldoon area.

Moose carcass discovered on office rooftop

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Alaskan police said a report of a mutilated body on an office building rooftop led them to a severed spinal column and some ribs believed to belong to a moose.

Police: Video of assault posted online

ANCH, Alaska, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Police in Anchorage, Alaska, say a man and woman videotaped their alleged assault of an American Indian and then posted video clips online.

Alaska homeless theorize about deaths

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 18 (UPI) -- A group of homeless men living in the woods of Campbell Creek Park in Anchorage, Alaska, said they have some theories about four recently discovered bodies.

DUI arrests on the rise in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Police in the Alaskan city of Anchorage say the number of arrests on suspicion of drunken driving has increased substantially this year.

Gossage, Rice top Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Rich "Goose" Gossage, an overpowering closer for 22 seasons, tops the list of players considered for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008.

Some U.S. cities ring in New Year early

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- At least two Utah cities are celebrating New Year's Eve a day early to appeal to Mormons who might frown on revelry on Sunday, officials said. "We're just not going to get good enough attendance if we hold it on Sunday," said Marc Mortensen, coordinator

Scottish Parliament could be homeless

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 16 (UPI) -- The debating chamber at the Scottish Parliament could be closed for months.

Baseball announces Hall of Fame ballot

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Dennis Eckersley, the American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner in 1992, is among the 15 first-timers on the 2004 Hall of Fame ballot.

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Dave Parker
Dave Parker participates .in the All Star Legends & Celebrity softball game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pa on July 9, 2006. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)

David Gene "The Cobra" Parker (born June 9, 1951 in Calhoun, Mississippi) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. He was the 1978 National League MVP and a two-time batting champion.

He began his career on July 12, 1973 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, for whom he played from 1973 to 1983. In 1977, he was National League batting champion, a feat he repeated in 1978 when he was named the National League's MVP. The Pirates rewarded him with baseball's first million-dollar-per-year contract. The following year, he was an instrumental part of the Pirates' World Series championship team.

During a game in 1979, a powerful hit he made to right field was very difficult to throw into the infield, because he had "knocked the cover off the ball." One of the seams on the ball ruptured, making nearly half of the cover come loose.

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