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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:30 PM

Former Red Sox lefty Mel Parnell dies at 89


By Mary Foster, Associated Press
Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 7:30 AM PDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mel Parnell, the left-handed pitcher who spent his entire 10-year career with the Boston Red Sox and faced some of the best hitters of the 1940s and early 1950s, has died. He was 89.

Parnell, a New Orleans native, died Tuesday after a battle with cancer, said his son, Dr. Mel Parnell Jr.

Mel Parnell was masterful at Fenway Park even though he pitched in front of the Green Monster, a home run hitter’s dream at only 310 feet down the left field line. Parnell had a career record of 123-75, but he was 70-30 at Fenway.

He still holds the club record for left-handed pitchers in games started, innings and victories. Parnell’s victories rank second in team history, behind Cy Young and Roger Clemens, who each had 192 victories.

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joeybee12 Mar 2012 #1

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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:49 PM

1. RIP Mel


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