His wife has been his biggest source of support.
Eventually, Parker learned that he had to make adjustments, especially since he started to understand how complex the disease is. But, with his family and friends in tow, Parker realized that he had a lot more support than he thought. His biggest source of support? His wife of 34 years, Kellye Crockett. His wife has been there from the very beginning, and she wasn't going to stop with this diagnosis. She helped him overcome his obstacles while playing, and now she has his back while battling Parkinson's.
In an interview with "Newsmakers" and an MLB.com podcast, Parker described his wife as "a great wife, caretaker, and grandmother."
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