Throwback Thursday: Dave Parker Smokes a Cigarette in the Pirates Dugout

Tristan ThornburghSocial Media StaffOctober 4, 2013

Dave Parker was once the richest athlete in the world after signing the first professional contract that paid an average of $1 million per year for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

It was a different time when "The Cobra" was at the peak of his stardom, as seen in this photo from 1980 of him smoking a cigarette in the Pirates' dugout. 

Hat tip to Sports Illustrated for the photo.

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