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Le Roy "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 Washington Senators.

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.

Photos No.: 03-1626, 03-1626a, 03-1626b

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