"Bud" Parmelee was a pitcher for the New
York Giants (1929-1935), St. Louis Cardinals (1936),
Chicago Cubs (1937) and the Philadelphia Athletics
(1939). Sportswriters gave the 6-foot-1, 190-pound
right-hander the nickname "Tarzan." He had
a career record of 59-55.
In 1933, his best season, he was 13-8 for the
Giants. On July 2 he beat Dizzy Dean of the
Cardinals, 1-0, striking out 13 and walking none.
That year the Giants won the World Series over the
On July 17, 1934, Chicago Cubs pitcher Lon Warneke
intentionally walked a batter in the seventh to load
the bases and bring up Roy. He hit a grand slam for a
5-3 Giants win.
For more on Roy's baseball career, click here.
Below are two photos of him and his wife, Ortha E. (Smith) Parmelee
(1907-2007), on a 1934 trip to Florida.