SABR 41: Wes Parker Talks With SABR Members on Gehrig, Marichal, McCourt, Steroids

LIVE FROM LONG BEACH — Former Dodgers Gold Glove first baseman Wes Parker didn’t hold back in an informal discussion with SABR members following the “Evolution of Baseball over SABR’s Four Decades” panel on Friday morning at SABR 41.

In a varied and entertaining session with about a dozen SABR members outside the Catalina Room at the Long Beach Hilton, Parker answered questions about Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig, Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, performance-enhancing drugs, the 1965 Juan Marichal-Johnny Roseboro bat incident, and many other topics.

Watch a portion of the discussion below:

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— Jacob Pomrenke

Originally published: July 10, 2011. Last Updated: July 27, 2020.