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Wes Parker is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) first baseman who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1964 to 1972. In addition, Wes Parker also spent one season in Japan with the Nankai Hawks in 1974 and he is a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization as a representative of the Dodgers Legend Bureau as of 2009.

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Early life

Maurice Wesley Parker III best known as Wes Parker was born on 13 November 1939, in Evanston, Illinois, the United States of America. As of now, he is 82 years old and he is a citizen of the United States. Moreover, he has a birth sign of Scorpio and belongs to Christianity by religion. He is the son of Mary Josyln (mother) and his father’s name is unknown. Talking about his siblings, he has an older sister whose name is Celia Parker and a younger brother named Lyn Parker.

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Caption: Wes Parker posing for a photo (Source: Players Bio)

College career

Talking about his academic background, he attended Harvard Miltary Academy. There, he played intramural basketball, football, and track at Harvard. He also frequently played for Harvards’ baseball team and played as a quarterback and safety in college football. Moreover, he enrolled in Claremont Men’s College, where he was interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Later, he transferred to the University of Southern California where he graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History.

Professional career

Talking about his professional career, he began working in his father’s insurance business. Working for a few years in the insurance industry, Wes shifted to working for a Santa Monica Company. However, because the entire world was in war and chaos as a result of World War II, Wes instead chose to fill the executive role of a manufacturing company. The company manufactured bomb parts to supply the military with weapons. After the war ended, he took over the company and began manufacturing steel kitchen cabinets. After that, he entered the industrial real estate business.

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Caption: Wes Parker playing for Los Angeles Dodgers (Source: BallNine)

MLB career

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 best fielding first basemen of all time, winning the National League Gold Glove Award for first base every year. He had a career-high batting average of.319 in 1970 and managed the remarkable accomplishment of batting in over 100 runs in a season while hitting no more than ten home runs.

In May 1970, he hit the cycle against the New York Mets (single, double, triple, and 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 chosen to the Major League Baseball All-Time Gold Glove Team on August 21, 2007.

After Retirement

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, appearing in a variety of television appearances during the 1970s. In 1978–79, he was a baseball broadcaster for NBC, and in 1980–83, he was a baseball broadcaster for USA Network. Moreover, he appeared in The Brady Bunch episode 17, “The Undergraduate” as Greg Brady’s math teacher’s boyfriend, with whom Greg has a huge crush that distracts him from his studies.

Awards and Net Worth

In his career, he has received several awards and recognitions. From 1967 to 1972, he was 6 times Golden Glove Award winner and he received a Diamond Glove in 1974. He was awarded by MLB All-time Gold Glove Award. And he was named the Best Defensive Baseman on 21 August 2007.

As a former baseball player and real estate investor, he has earned a huge sum of money in his career. Talking about his net worth, his net worth estimates at around $7.2 million.

Relationship Status

As of now, he is single and unmarried. In terms of his relationship, he is a private man. Even though there has been a lot of 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 around81 kg. He has blond hair with black eyes color and there is no more information regarding his other body measurements.

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Caption: Wes Parker body measurement (Source: Pinterest)

The former baseball player is not active on any kinds of social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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