Found August 06, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Former major league star Dave Parker told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. “There's no fear” Parker told the newspaper. “I've had a great life. I always dreamt of playing baseball and I played. I'm 62 years old and fortunate to make it to this point. I have some beautiful kids that I got to watch grow up and become adults. My fingerprints are on the baseball industry. I feel good about that. I have nothing to feel bad about.” The seven-time All-Star who played in the big leagues from 1973 to 1991 said he first learned he had the disease in February 2012. It has not progressed rapidly since then but some issues have cropped up. “I'm nervous with public speaking being put in any situation where I have to talk for a long time” Parker said. Parkinson's is a progressive neurological disorder with no cure. Parker said his sister has a more advanced form of the dis...
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