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Jim Parker

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  • Time to pack up after 35 years

    About a dozen would-be patrons of Jim Parker's Pub stopped by the Northwest Baltimore liquor store yesterday to buy their favorite beverage. What they got instead was news that it had closed. The store, at the corner of Liberty Heights Avenue and...
  • Tackling his retirement

    In 1957, when he was drafted by the Baltimore Colts, Jim Parker was one of the country's most sought-after football players. He lived up to the hype, earning All-Pro honors eight consecutive seasons and getting inducted into the Pro Football Hall of...
  • Unitas statue unveiled at ceremony honoring Colts Hall of Fame players

    Ravens Stadium got the Unitas touch yesterday, from the 13-foot statue of John Unitas to a ring of honor induction for Baltimore Colts Hall of Famers to an eloquent halftime address by the late quarterback's wife. "He was very much looking forward to...
  • Jim Parker was the lineman next door

    JIM PARKER was one of our great storytellers. Some of the stories were true, and some were embellished for comic effect. Buddy Young used to say, "Parker'll call you up at 2 in the morning, just to make up a story." But here's one that's true: Parker, the...
  • Family, friends and fans remember football great

    Blue and white were the dominant colors at Jim Parker's funeral yesterday. He lay in a blue casket, which stood in a sea of blue and white floral arrangements, one a Baltimore Colts horseshoe and another bearing his jersey number, 77. Blue and white were...
  • Turning 40, game still has great hold

    Every time Gino Marchetti takes a step, he remembers The Game. It was Dec. 28, 1958. Marchetti's Baltimore Colts were playing the New York Giants in what is now known as The Greatest Game Ever Played. It was fourth down. Marchetti had just made the...