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    1974 Wes Parker Diamond Glove (Nippon Professional Baseball Gold Glove) Award from The Wes Parker Collection.

    UPDATE: Please note that this is not the actual award but rather a plaque issued by the Nankai Hawks team to recognize Parker's achievement.

    Nippon Professional Baseball's answer to Major League Baseball's Gold Glove Award, the Diamond Glove Award (1972-85, and the Mitsui Gold Glove Award since 1986) is awarded annually to the best fielder at each position in both the Central and Pacific leagues.

    First baseman Wes Parker won six Gold Gloves during his nine-year Major League career with the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1964-72. In 1974, Parker played one season with the Nankai Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball's Pacific League and was awarded a Diamond Glove for his outstanding defensive play that season.

    Offered here is Parker's 1974 Diamond Glove Award. The plaque is comprised of two gold-colored plates on a felt background in a wooden frame measuring 19.5x15.75". The plates feature Japanese characters, "Maurice Wesley Parker...1974," and an awesome Nankai Hawk silhouette in black. This is the only Diamond Glove that which we are aware of that has ever been offered at public sale. Letter of provenance from Wes Parker (photocopy).

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