Lance Parrish

Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers Player (1977 - 1986)
1x World Series Champion

Lance Michael Parrish

Detroit Tigers Player (1977 - 1986)

Lance Parrish was born in Clairton, Pennsylvania. While turning down a football scholarship to attend UCLA, Parrish was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the first round of the 1974 MLB draft. During his 18-year Major League career, Parrish played with seven different teams and was regarded as one of the best catchers in all of baseball during the 1980s. He was a key member of the Tigers 1984 World Series Championship. He was an eight-time All Star, a three-time Gold Glove Award winner and a six-time Silver Slugger Award winner. During his ten-year Tiger career, Parrish played in 1,146 games with 1,123 hits, 212 home runs and a .263 batting average. Following his retirement as an active player, Parrish has served as both a coach and a Minor League manager in multiple organizations, including the Tigers. Lance Parrish was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.