There was a party going on in Pittsburgh as the Pirates reminisced about one of the franchise’s greatest moments in history. Thirteen players from the 1979 World Series team were recognized as they celebrated the 45th anniversary of their championship.



Dave Parker AKA “The Cobra” Honored With Bobblehead Doll 


But the “curtain call” of sorts was reserved for MLBbro O.G. Dave Parker aka “The Cobra” who got a standing ovation from the fans in attendance. Most of them were sporting a Dave Parker bobblehead doll which was given out to the first 20,000 fans who showed up.


The Hall Of Fame Case For The Cobra | Dave Parker Was One Of The Greatest


Dave Parker Is An MLBbro Legend 


Parker played 11 of his 19 seasons in a Pittsburgh uniform, collecting an MVP award in 1978, two batting titles (1977 and 78) and four of his seven All-Star selections. Even though the MLBbro icon is known for his bat, this cannon of not one but TWO throws in the 1979 All-Star game still wows baseball purists to this day…



This is the second time in recent seasons the Pirates celebrated Parker’s accomplishments in the Black and Yellow uniform. He was a part of the inaugural class of the team’s Hall of Fame inductions in 2022. An honor fellow Pirates icon and MLBbro O.G. Barry Bonds was blessed with last week.



Dave Parker’s career will be overlooked by some based on his failure to reach some traditional HOF benchmarks offensively (3,000 hits and 500 home runs), but it is still quite impressive looking over the resume…


  • He collected 2,712 hits with 339 Bro Bombs and 1,493 RBI…


  • Won three Gold Gloves…


  • Stole 150 bases. To put this into perspective, Parker was 6’5 in height and listed at 230 pounds.


Dave Parker Fighting Parkinson’s Disease 


With Dave Parker overcoming the challenges of Parkinson’s Disease which was made public to continue to come to these types of events over the years showed the type of player he was back in those days.

The Cobra was the essence of a five-tool player at his peak. Despite being confined to a wheelchair, he continues to not only fight the disease, but raise awareness through his Dave Parker39 Foundation.


Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Pirates and MLBbro OG…Dave Parker.

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