Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame - Mike Parrott
Mike Parrott was born in Oxnard, California, December 6, 1954.
He attended Los Altos Junior High in Camarillo and graduated from Adolfo Camarillo High School in 1973.
was a first round draft choice of the Baltimore Orioles as a pitcher in the June '73 amateur draft, and was 16th overall picked in the nation.
In addition to baseball at Camarillo High he played varsity basketball in his junior and senior years, gathering in 2nd Team All Marmonte League honors his senior year while being captain of the team.
He was a member of the 1972 GIF Southern Section 3A basketball champs.
In baseball he
dominated Marmonte League
senior year, pitching two no-hitters, three one-hitters and two two-hitters.
ERA was a robust 0.47.
was first team All Marmonte League
junior and senior year, and his
senior year was team MVP as well as MVP for the Marmonte League.
was among the league pitching leaders in strikeouts, shutouts, hits allowed per innings pitched and completed games.
In 1977 his
major league debut with the Baltimore Orioles was in Tiger stadium against the Detroit Tigers.
In 1978 he
was traded to the Seattle Mariners where he
stayed through 1981.
first major league win came in 1978 against the Chicago White Sox in old Comiskey Park.
In 1979 he
was voted the Mariner's Pitching MVP, winning 14 games and finishing the season rated in the top 10 of American League pitchers.
won three games in a row that year with shut-outs against the Boston Red Sox and the California Angels.
In 1982 he
started off on a journey that led through the Milwaukee Brewers organization
, to the Kansas City Royals
and on to the Texas Rangers where he
active playing days at the end of the 1987 season.
Along the way in his
minor league stints he
was voted "Best Fast Ball" in the California League
and MVP in 1977 of the International League
with a 15-7 record.
In 1988 he
joined the Montreal Expos organization as a pitching coach.
Since 1992 Mike has been the pitching coach with their AA club in Harrisburg, Pa. In 1991 his West Palm Beach club won the Florida State League (A-Ball) championship.
During the off season, Mike is attending the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado as a business major with emphasis on business management.
wife, Heidi live in Lyons, Colorado.