A's winter wish came true with Parker trade

A's winter wish came true with Parker trade

Seeking a left-handed complement to the right-handed power duo of Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco, A’s general manager Sandy Alderson swung a deal for Dave Parker during the Winter Meetings in Dallas, sending pitchers Jose Rijo and Tim Birtsas to the Reds. “The Cobra” became Oakland’s primary DH, compiling 22 homers and 97 RBIs and offering veteran leadership that proved vital to the club’s consecutive World Series appearances.

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