As a Brewer in 1990, The Cobra hit .289 with 21 HR and 92 RBI as he made the All-Star team for the first time in four years. He led all designated hitters in HR, RBI and AVG while pounding out 30 doubles. But after the season, Milwaukee traded Parker to the California Angels for Dante Bichette.
The 1991 Angels looked to have a great lineup with Parker batting behind future hall of famer Dave Winfield, and perennial All-Star Wally Joyner. But in 119 games, Parker batted just .232 with 11 HR and 59 RBI and the Angels waived him in late August. Parker was quickly signed by the Toronto Blue Jays who were battling for the Al East division title. Parker hit .333 in 13 games for the Jays with 4 doubles and 3 RBI as they won the division title. However Parker joined the team too late to be eligible for the post season roster. After the season he announced his retirement and left baseball.
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