'30 With Murti': Former Yankees Pitcher Christian Parker Discusses Pushing Through Pain

Sweeny Murti
February 17, 2020 - 1:35 pm

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Pushing through pain is something we all admire in athletes. Many times its what gets them to the highest levels. But it can also be what keeps them from ever going back. That was the case with Christian Parker.

The latest episode of “30 With Murti” features the cautionary tale of Parker, who in 2001 broke camp as the Yankees fifth starter. He made his major league debut the first week of the season, then never pitched in the majors again.

 

It turns out Parker had pitched through shoulder pain in order to make the team, but one start later the 25-year old right-hander was headed for surgery from which he would never make it back. Parker discusses his story with host Sweeny Murti.