ever heard of Jim Parker?

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  1. mhstennis100

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    Just wondering if anyone's heard of him. He's in his 60's and he lives across the street from me. He's number 1 or up there in his age in the world (don't know how much it takes to do that when your over 60). Just seeing if anyone's ever heard of him.
     
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  2. goober

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    Hmm I heard of a Jim Parker NFL Hall of famer and Outland trophy winner for OSU in the 50s. Probably not the same guy though ...
     
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  3. LttlElvis

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    Jim Parker from Houston ?
     
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    He is a great veteran player and USPTR teaching Pro.
     
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    Yes, Houston. I don't know whether he played pro, but in senior tennis circles, he's well known.
     
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  6. mhstennis100

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    Yea he's the head pro at Houston Raquet Club but he's retiring sometime this month.
     
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    Isn't he the guy that hosts The Price is Right?
     
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  9. mhstennis100

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    No...he's a tennis pro...
     
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    Jim was All American at Rice University. He was on the same team as Mike Estep and Harold Solomon. He taught Richey Renenberg and numerous other pros.
     
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    Was Jim the guy in silhouette on the Converse Jack Purcell box? Sure seems like I hit with his daughter in '82 or so when she was in the 14's.
     
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    You're thinking of his brother Bob. Jim Parker is the guy who sang "Ghostbusters."
     
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    Actually the guy who sang "Ghostbusters" was his son, James Parker, Jr.
     
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    Bob Barker: Price Is Right
    Ray Parker, Jr.: Ghostbusters
     
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    Parker was a big, strong brother. Played right field for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the late seventies. Famous for throwing a guy out at home from deep rightcenter ... without a bounce.
     
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    Dave Parker: Pittsburgh Pirate right fielder and all star

    OK, I am getting the feeling you guys are just trying to confuse everyone. lol
     
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    Wasn't he also the alter ego of Spiderman ?
     
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    No, that's Tobey Parker. And he's not a tennis player. He's a reporter for the Daily Planet.
     
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    haha. that's peter parker.
     
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    Then there was that tale of a peck of pickled peppers
    Peter Parker picked. Never quite knew how many pickled peppers are in a peck? Or how many Jim picked?
     
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  24. slice bh compliment

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    Toby Maguire? Peter Parker.
    And wasn't it Jimmy Parker...the photographer who worked for the same newspaper as Clark Kent and Lois Lane?

    Hahhaa, you can always count on Ronaldo for a little cadence, some rhymes or a tongue twister.
     
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    Actually thought of Frank Parker at the start of this thread.
     
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    Jim Parker? You bet. He lost a bunch of years because he was a fighter pilot but I remember him in the early 70s. He was really good and I recall that he was highly ranked even though he was past his prime. Jim was physically one of the strongest players around if I remember correctly.
     
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    Parker was a pen in the neck. I once asked him for his autograph--he said "up yours, Charlie" and then flipped me 'The Bird'.

    Former husband of noted household name baker Jane Parker of A & P Supermarket chain fame. Her husband claimed that as far as 'pies' went, she sucked at baking cherry pies, but she could sure make his banana cream.
     
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    Lois Lane is a cartoon character who is married to Peter Griffin.
     
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    jim parker sound like a baseball player.
     
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    Mean Dave Parker, Jim Parker is a Canadian singer like Shania.
     
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    more like jim palmer.
     
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    Pitchers from Baltimore don't count and he has the same name.
     
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    Hahha this is when the whole thread went wrong....
     
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  34. Ronaldo

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    Well, who you gonna call, Jim Parker!
     
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    I believe he used to drive Lady Penelope's car.:eek:
     
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    nomination for best thread of 2008
     
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    Best thread ever about the 1978 NL MVP. We are family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I assume he was the Jim Parker who the coach at Rice. My dad knew him when he coached at the Air Force Academy and they played Rice. Unfortunately, he had quit by my sophmore year when I tried out for the team there - he would have given me a more fair shake, I think - instead of making me try out when I could barely walk. I played with him in doubles one tiime.
     
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    wouldnt that be lois griffin?
     
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    I saw him play at a national level clay court tournament in the 60's division last year. He just totally embarrassed his opponents and he was playing against some good players. About once every other game he would serve underhand. The ball would land about 5 feet pass the net and kick at a 90 degree angle off the court. I didn't see anyone putting that ball in play. He was winning his matches something like 6-0, 6-1.
     
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    Ya me and my mom know him personally. Long time friend and coach of my mom, and also my current coach Ross Persons
     
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    He is a tennis icon here in Houston and a great teaching pro. Great player. I remember watching him work out with Richey Renenberg all the time on that front rubico court at HRC. I used to see him playing out at Houston Racquet Club during my junior days. Great form, consistency, strategy and fitness in particular!

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