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Mel Parnell
Birth: Jun. 13, 1922
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 2012
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

Major League Baseball Player, Broadcaster. For ten seasons (1947 to 1956), he was a left-handed pitcher with the Boston Red Sox. Born Melvin Lloyd Parnell, he attended S.J. Peters High School (Louisiana) prior to signing as an amateur free agent with the Red Sox and lost three years of Minor League experience (1943 to 1945) due to his service with the United States Army Air Force during World War II. He made his Major League debut on April 20th, 1947 and pitched in 15 games that year. Parnell flourished the next season (1948), eventually replacing Dave "Boo" Ferriss in Boston's starting rotation, he recorded 15 wins that year and contributed to their 96 victories resulting with a second-place finish in the American League behind the Indians. In 1949, he yielded a league-leading 25 victories along with 27 complete games while earning All-Star status and finished fourth in MVP voting. He received All-Star honors a second time in 1951 and topped the 20-win mark in 1953 with 21 victories. During the last year of his career, Parnell pitched a no-hit game against the White Sox on July 14th, 1956. In 289 regular season games, he compiled a 123 win 75 loss record, with a 3.50 lifetime ERA in 1,752 innings pitched. Following his career as a player, he went onto coach at Tulane University and later served a Minor League managerial stint. Parnell put his talents to use behind the microphone as an announcer with the Red Sox (1965 to 1968) and Chicago White Sox (1969). He was elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1997. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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Metairie Cemetery
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 20, 2012
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On this date 58 years ago -- July 14, 1956 -- Mel Parnell pitched Boston's first no-hitter since Howard Ehmke in 1923 as he blanked the Chicago White Sox on two walks in a 4-0 victory at Fenway Park.
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