Wes Parker is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1964 to 1972. Additionally, Wes Parker spent a season in Japan with the Nankai Hawks in 1974 and is a member of the Los Angeles Angeles Dodgers organization as a representative of the Dodgers Legend Bureau as of 2009.
Maurice Wesley Parker III, better known as Wes Parker, was born November 13, 1939, in Evanston, Illinois, United States of America. From now on he is 82 years old and he is a citizen of the United States. He also has the birth sign Scorpio and belongs to Christianity religiously. He is the son of Mary Josyln (mother) and his father’s name is unknown. Speaking of siblings, he has an older sister named Celia Parker and a younger brother named Lyn Parker.
Speaking about his academic background, he attended Harvard Military Academy. There he played intramural basketball, soccer and track and field at Harvard. He also played frequently for the Harvards baseball team and played quarterback and safety in college football. He also enrolled at Claremont Men’s College, where he was interested in a career in medicine. He later transferred to the University of Southern California, where he graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Arts in history.
Speaking about his career path, he started working in his father’s insurance business. After working in the insurance industry for a number of years, Wes moved to a company in Santa Monica. However, with the whole world in war and chaos as a result of World War II, Wes chose to take on the leadership role of a manufacturing company instead. The company manufactured bomb parts to supply the military with weapons. After the end of the war, he took over the company and began manufacturing steel kitchen cabinets. He then went into the commercial real estate business.
Wes Parker was a member of the Dodgers World Series championship teams in 1965 and 1966. From 1967 to 1972, he was one of the all-time greatest fielding first basemen and won the National League Gold Glove Award for first base every year. He had a career-best batting average of .319 in 1970 and managed the remarkable feat of batting in over 100 carries in a season while not hitting more than ten home runs.
In May 1970, he hit the cycle against the New York Mets (singles, doubles, trebles and a home run in the same game). He was the last Los Angeles Dodger to accomplish this feat until Orlando Hudson did it on April 13, 2009 against the San Francisco Giants. He was selected to the Major League Baseball All-Time Gold Glove Team on August 21, 2007.
He left Major League Baseball at the end of the 1972 season. In 1973 he was a television color analyst for the Cincinnati Reds and in 1974 he played in Japanese professional baseball. He later pursued an acting career and appeared in various television appearances throughout the 1970s. He was baseball broadcaster for NBC from 1978-1979 and baseball broadcaster for USA Network from 1980-1983. He also appeared in episode 17 of The Brady Bunch, “The Undergraduate”, as a friend of Greg Brady’s math teacher, whom Greg has a huge crush on, which distracts him from his studies.
awards and fortune
He has received several awards and recognitions in his career. He was a six-time Golden Glove Award winner from 1967 to 1972 and received a Diamond Glove in 1974. He was recognized by the MLB All-time Gold Glove Award. And he was named Best Defensive Baseman on August 21, 2007.
A former baseball player and real estate investor, he has made a huge amount of money in his career. Speaking of fortune, his net worth Estimated to be around $7.2 million.
From now on he is single and unmarried. In terms of his relationship, he is a private man. Although there have been many news and rumors about his relationship, his relationship status is still unknown.
Body Measurements and Social Media
The baseball player is 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 81 kg. He has blond hair with black eyes and there is no further information on his other body measurements.
The former baseball player is not active on any social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.