Dave Parker says he has Parkinson's
Pittsburgh Pirates great Dave Parker told a newspaper that he is battling Parkinson's disease.
Parker, who led the Pirates to a World Series title in 1979, told The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review he was first diagnosed in February 2012, but informed only a few friends. The 1978 National League MVP and two-time batting champ said the Parkinson's has not progressed rapidly.
"There's no fear," Parker told the Tribune-Review. "I've had a great life. I always dreamt of playing baseball, ...
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