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Larry Parrish MLB Career Stats

6792 .263 256 992 30 .757

Larry Parrish Bio

  • Full Name: Larry Alton Parrish
  • Born: 11/10/1953 in Winter Haven, FL
  • College: Seminole State College (FL)
  • Debut: 9/6/1974
  • Last Game: 10/2/1988
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MLB Career Stats 6792 850 1789 256 992 30 .263 .318 .757


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Larry Parrish Stats

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Larry Parrish Advanced Stats

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Larry Parrish Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
1987 Texas AL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
1979 Montreal NL

AL Player of the Month

Month Team League
05/1987 Texas AL

Rangers MVP

Year Team League
1984 Texas AL
1986 Texas AL

Rangers Harold McKinney Good Guy Award

Year Team League
1982 Texas AL

INT Manager of the Year

Year Team League
2005 Toledo INT

Larry Parrish Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
1979 .307 9th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
1979 30 6th in NL
1981 8 22nd in NL
1983 26 13th in AL
1986 28 15th in AL
1987 32 9th in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
1979 82 17th in NL
1981 44 24th in NL
1983 88 15th in AL
1984 101 9th in AL
1986 94 17th in AL
1987 100 13th in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
1979 .909 6th in NL
1986 .856 11th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
1979 .357 21st in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
1978 .454 16th in NL
1979 .551 6th in NL
1983 .474 18th in AL
1984 .465 22nd in AL
1986 .509 7th in AL
1987 .483 24th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
1979 83 24th in NL


Season H Rank
1979 167 18th in NL
1984 175 15th in AL


Season 2B Rank
1975 32 12th in NL
1976 28 15th in NL
1978 39 4th in NL
1979 39 6th in NL
1980 27 20th in NL
1981 19 19th in NL
1984 42 2nd in AL


Season 3B Rank
1975 5 24th in NL
1976 5 23rd in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
1976 154 13th in NL
1984 156 14th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
1976 543 22nd in NL
1984 613 9th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
1984 664 16th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
1978 236 24th in NL
1979 300 9th in NL
1983 263 19th in AL
1984 285 12th in AL


Season SO Rank
1976 91 14th in NL
1978 103 10th in NL
1979 101 9th in NL
1980 80 18th in NL
1981 73 4th in NL
1983 91 22nd in AL
1984 116 9th in AL
1986 114 17th in AL
1987 154 7th in AL
1988 111 13th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
1975 4 19th in NL
1977 4 18th in NL
1980 4 10th in NL
1982 4 20th in AL
1984 6 12th in AL

Larry Alton Parrish Bio Info

Coaching Career
Larry Parrish is in his first season as the Braves' hitting coach in 2011. He previously served as the manager of the Detroit Tigers' Triple-A affiliate Toledo Mud Hens from 2003 to 2010.

After serving as a major league scout for the Tigers from 2000 to 2002, Parrish returned to the dugout as the manager at Toledo in 2003 and guided the Mud Hens to the International League's championship in both 2005 and 2006. He garnered league Manager of the Year honors in 2005, in addition to being named the Minor League Manager of the Year by The Sporting News.

He was sidelined for the entire 2007 season after undergoing surgery on his left ankle, but returned to action in 2008 and served as a coach for the World Team at the Futures Game held prior to Major League Baseball's All-Star Game at New York's Yankee Stadium.

Parrish joined the Tigers coaching staff when the roster expanded during September in both 2003 and 2004, and managed the club during Alan Trammell's two-day absence to attend his mother's funeral in 2003 (Parrish led Detroit to wins in both games over the Kansas City Royals).

He originally joined the Tigers' major league coaching staff as bench coach in 1997, and served as Detroit's interim manager in September of 1998, before being hired as the Club's manager for the 1999 season.

Parrish spent the first half of the 1994 and 1996 seasons, as well as all of 1995 as Detroit's minor league roving hitting instructor, interrupted by stints as manager at Toledo and Double-A Jacksonville in the second half of the 1994 and 1996 seasons, respectively. He led Jacksonville to a division title in 1996, and ultimately the Southern League championship.

He joined the Tigers organization as the manager at Single-A Niagara Falls in both 1992 and 1993, leading the Rapids to the New York-Penn League championship in 1993 after earning a berth in the postseason as the wild card winner.

Playing Career
As a player, Parrish hit .263 with 256 home runs and 992 RBI over a 15-year career with Montreal, Texas and Boston. He was a National League All-Star for the Expos in 1979 and finished fourth in MVP voting after posting one of his best seasons, with a career-high .307 batting average, 30 home runs, 82 RBI and 71 extra-base hits. He earned American League All-Star honors with the Rangers in 1987, when he batted .268 with 32 homers and 100 RBI.

Parrish attended Seminole Community College and signed with Montreal as an amateur free agent in May 1972. When he made his Major League debut at the age of 21 in 1974, he was the sixth youngest player in the National League. He finished third in N.L. Rookie of the year voting in 1975 (teammate Gary Carter finished second), when he hit .274 with 10 homers and 65 RBI.

Parrish has three children, Jessica, Josh and Amanda, and resides in Ft. Gaines, Ga.