Shogi known as Japanese chess or the Game of Generals, is a two-player strategy board game native to Japan in the same family as chess, shatranj and xiangqi, is the most popular chess variant in Japan. Shōgi means general's board game. Shogi was the earliest chess variant to allow captured pieces to be returned to the board by the capturing player; this drop rule is speculated to have been invented in the 15th century and connected to the practice of 15th century mercenaries switching loyalties when captured instead of being killed. The earliest predecessor of the game, originated in India in the 6th century. Shogi in its present form was played as early as the 16th century, while a direct ancestor without the drop rule was recorded from 1210 in a historical document Nichūreki, an edited copy of Shōchūreki and Kaichūreki from the late Heian period. Two players face each other across a board composed of rectangles in a grid of 9 ranks by 9 files yielding a 81 square board. In Japanese they are called Sente 先手 and Gote 後手, but in English are conventionally referred to as Black and White, with Black the first player.
The board is nearly always rectangular, the rectangles are undifferentiated by marking or color. Pairs of dots mark the players' promotion zones; each player has a set of 20 flat wedge-shaped pentagonal pieces of different sizes. Except for the kings, opposing pieces are undifferentiated by color. Pieces face forward by having the pointed side of each piece oriented toward the opponent's side – this shows who controls the piece during play; the pieces from largest to smallest are: 1 king 1 rook 1 bishop 2 gold generals 2 silver generals 2 knights 2 lances 9 pawnsSeveral of these names were chosen to correspond to their rough equivalents in international chess, not as literal translations of the Japanese names. Each piece has its name written on its surface in the form of two kanji in black ink. On the reverse side of each piece, other than the king and gold general, are one or two other characters, in amateur sets in a different color. Following is a table of the pieces with English equivalents.
The abbreviations are used for game notation and when referring to the pieces in speech in Japanese. English speakers sometimes refer to promoted bishops as horses and promoted rooks as dragons, after their Japanese names, use the Japanese term tokin for promoted pawns. Silver generals and gold generals are referred to as silvers and golds; the characters inscribed on the reverse sides of the pieces to indicate promotion may be in red ink, are cursive. The characters on the backs of the pieces that promote to gold generals are cursive variants of 金'gold', becoming more cursive as the value of the original piece decreases; these cursive forms have these equivalents in print: 全 for promoted silver, 今 for promoted knight, 仝 for promoted lance, 个 for promoted pawn. Another typographic convention has abbreviated versions of the original values, with a reduced number of strokes: 圭 for a promoted knight, 杏 for a promoted lance, the 全 as above for a promoted silver, but と for tokin; the suggestion that the Japanese characters have deterred Western players from learning shogi has led to "Westernized" or "international" pieces which use iconic symbols instead of characters.
Most players soon learn to recognize the characters, however because the traditional pieces are iconic by size, with more powerful pieces being larger. As a result, Westernized pieces have never become popular. Bilingual pieces with both Japanese characters and English captions have been developed as have pieces with animal cartoons; each player sets up friendly pieces facing forward. In the rank nearest the player: the king is placed in the center file; that is, the first rank isorIn the second rank, each player places: the bishop in the same file as the left knight. In the third rank, the nine pawns are placed one per file. Traditionally, the order of placing the pieces on the board is determined. There are two used orders, the Ōhashi order 大橋流 and the Itō order 伊藤流. Placement sets pieces with multiples from left to right in all cases, follows the order: king gold generals silver generals knightsIn ito, the player now places: 5. Pawns 6. Lances 7. Bishop 8. Rook In ohashi, the player now places: 5.
Lances 6. Bishop 7. Rook 8. Pawns A furigoma 振り駒 ` piece toss' is used to decide. One of the players tosses five pawns. If the number of tokins facing up is higher than unpromoted pawns the player who tossed the pawns plays gote 後手'white'. Among amateur tournaments, the higher-ranked player or defending champion performs the piece toss. In professional games, the furigoma is done on the behalf of the higher-ranked player/champion by the timekeeper who kneels by the side of the higher-ranked player and tosses the pa
Lance Kurtis McNaught was an American professional wrestler. He was best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment where he performed under the ring names Garrison Cade and Lance Cade. After being trained by Shawn Michaels, Cade made his debut in 1999, worked in Japan before being signed to a developmental contract by WWE, he was assigned to Memphis Championship Wrestling, Heartland Wrestling Association, before ending up in Ohio Valley Wrestling in 2003. In OVW, he formed a tag team with Mark Jindrak, they were promoted to the Raw brand in June 2003. In 2004 the team split up, Cade took time off after a knee injury, before returning to Raw with a new tag partner in Trevor Murdoch; the pair teamed together for three years, before they broke up in May 2008. Cade entered a storyline with Chris Jericho and Michaels, however, he was released in October 2008. Cade was a three-time World Tag Team Champion with Murdoch in WWE, has held the HWA Heavyweight Championship and HWA Tag Team Championship with both Steve Bradley and Mike Sanders.
He was a one-time TWA Television Champion in the Texas Wrestling Alliance. McNaught was born in Iowa. Cade started his wrestling career by becoming a student of Shawn Michaels at the Shawn Michaels Wrestling Academy in San Antonio, Texas in 1999. Cade and fellow wrestler Bryan Danielson went to Japan on December 1, 1999, they competed in Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling. Cade and Danielson worked as a tag team for a while. Cade left FMW after he was defeated by Mahoney in a three-way dance on February 25, 2000 involving Crazy Boy. After Cade signed with the World Wrestling Federation, he was sent to Memphis Championship Wrestling in 2001. During the summer of that same year, he was moved to Les Thatcher's Heartland Wrestling Association. Cade formed a tag-team with Surfer Cody Hawk, but the team split after only a few months when Cade joined the World Championship Wrestling camp in HWA's Invasion angle. Cade aligned with a former WCW wrestler; the downfall of the team came on February 13, 2002, when Lance Cade and Mike Sanders defeated Val Venis and Steve Bradley to win the HWA Tag-Team titles.
Cade and Sanders broke up that day, the titles were vacated. The next week, Cade defeated him in a singles match, giving Cade the belts. Cade chose Steve Bradley to be his new partner; however and Bradley had problems defeating WWF competition, as Hugh Morrus and Raven defeated on March 12, 2002 for the titles. Cade and Bradley, won the HWA Tag Titles three days later. In April 2002, Cade's first HWA tag-team partner returned, as Cody Hawk and the Ice Cream Man defeated Cade and Bradley for the tag-team titles. Cade and Bradley tried for the next month to get the titles back winning a tag team championship contendership match to get another shot, but never managed to get the titles back. On May 19, 2002, Cade defeated Johnny the Bull to become the HWA Heavyweight Champion. Cade defended the title for 2 months before Johnny the Bull won the title back on July 20. On the same night, Cade defeated Johnny in a second match, becoming the 2-time Heavyweight Champion; this reign lasted. During the summer of 2002, the HWA was dropped as a developmental territory by the renamed World Wrestling Entertainment, but Cade was transferred over to WWE's main developmental company, Ohio Valley Wrestling when he signed a developmental contract in 2003.
Cade continued to search for a strong tag-team partner to work with. He found both joined Kenny Bolin's Bolin Services; the two worked as a tag-team throughout most of their stay in OVW. In the OVW Tag Team Championship Tournament contested in February/March 2003, Cade and Duprée defeated Matt Morgan and BJ Payne, but could not beat the Disciples of Synn in the finals. Cade and Duprée had another shot at Spring Break-Out 2003, but the current champions at the time were WWE regulars The APA, Cade and Duprée could not overcome the odds. Mark Jindrak joined Bolin Services. Duprée appeared in WWE only a few weeks after their title shot. Cade continued tagging with Mark Jindrak, but was promoted to the Raw brand in June 2003 under the name, Garrison Cade. Cade debuted on an episode of Sunday Night Heat against Lance Storm, who forced him to submit to the Sharpshooter; the next night on Raw, he faced Storm in a re-match. Stone Cold Steve Austin came out interrupted, chanting the word "Boring", Storm became distracted, allowing Cade to sneak in and get the victory.
Soon afterwards, Cade again found a tag-team partner in Mark Jindrak and began to challenge for the World Tag Team Championship. The belts were being held by former Cade ally René Duprée and his new partner Sylvain Grenier, a unit collectively known as La Résistance. Over the next few months and Jindrak fought against many different teams, from La Resistance and the face gimmicks of the Dudley Boyz to battles against the top heels on Raw, Evolution; the duo formed a semi-partnership with babyface, helping each other out on occasion. Cade and Jindrak soon began to be known more for their cheating ways, rather than their abilities; this led them to turn heel and be entered into the Tag-Team Turmoil Match at Armageddon 2003 for the World Tag Team Titles. They came in from the crowd when their turn hit and rolled up The Hurricane to eliminate him and Rosey. Cade and Jindrak next faced a face gimmick of Lance Storm and Val Venis, Cade tripped up Venis f
Lance Marell Briggs is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played college football at Arizona and was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft, where he played his entire 12-year career. A Sacramento, California native, Briggs attended Elk Grove High School in California. While at Arizona, he was a two-time first-team All-Pac-10 Conference selection as a linebacker for the Arizona Wildcats football team. Briggs finished his college career with 308 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 36 tackles for losses, three interceptions, 10 passes deflected, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries in 33 games at strong side linebacker. Briggs was a third round draft pick by the Chicago Bears in the 2003 NFL Draft. In 2004, he made 126 was elected as a second alternate to the Pro Bowl. In 2005, Briggs was selected to represent the National Football Conference in the 2006 Pro Bowl. However, Briggs drew controversy when he refused to attend the Bears' summer camp, resulting in a temporary demotion.
He finished the 2006 Chicago Bears season as a clutch performer on the Bears' defense. Briggs was selected to play in the 2007 Pro Bowl, but opted to decline the invitation because of an injured foot, he became a free agent following the 2007 playoffs. Despite Briggs’ high price tag, commentary from NFL on Fox revealed Brian Urlacher was willing to take a pay-cut in order to keep Briggs on the team. On February 16, 2007, the Bears placed the franchise tag on him, which guarantees him a one-year contract for the 2007 NFL season at more than $7.2 million. On the morning of March 3, 2007, Briggs was featured on the Mike North Morning Show, stated he was upset with the amount of money he was earning. Briggs stated he enjoys his teammates and fans, but was fed up with the organization, he went on to state he no longer wanted to be a Bear, demanded a trade. Briggs made his unhappiness known in a March 2007 interview with a Chicago radio station in which he said "I'll do everything that's within my power to not be with this organization."
On March 12, 2007 Briggs announced that he no longer considered himself a member of the Chicago Bears. During a cell phone interview with Foxsports.com Briggs said "I am now prepared to sit out the year if the Bears don't trade me or release me, I've played my last snap for them. I'll never play another down for Chicago again." In explaining his demands, he said "The Bears have shown I'm not in their long-term plans so if that's the case, I don't want to be here." A report from Fox Sports on March 27 claimed that the Washington Redskins offered the Bears their first round pick in exchange for Briggs and the Bears' own first round pick. On March 28, Bears general manager Jerry Angelo confirmed that the Redskins have made a trade offer and stated, "We'll evaluate if that's good for us and get back to them". Angelo rejected the offer on April 3, but stated they were interested in negotiating a deal the following day; the Bears proposed a trade with the Redskins which included linebacker Rocky McIntosh as well as the Redskins first-round pick in exchange for Briggs.
Briggs did not attend the team's first meeting after their Super Bowl XLI loss, or their mandatory mini camp session in May 2007. Despite his comments, the Bears re-signed Briggs to a six-year, $36 million contract on March 1, 2008. On September 2, 2011 Briggs and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, formally asked the Bears organization for a trade, with three years left on his six-year contract; the request came. Briggs was unable to play due to an ankle injury. On April 11, 2012, Briggs was given a one-year extension, increasing his contract through 2014. In week 7 of 2013 against the Washington Redskins, Briggs suffered a fracture in his shoulder, he rejoined the Bears in a 54-11 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Briggs recorded one interception during the 2014 NFL season. After starting the season as the Bears' weak-side linebacker, Briggs was injured during week 5 and missed three games, he commented that his future with the team was in jeopardy, as he was in the final year of his contract. Briggs returned to play four more games, but injured his groin muscle during a week 13 game against the Detroit Lions.
The Bears subsequently placed Briggs on their injury reserve list. He retired on September 2, 2015. Briggs remained unsigned through the offseason, he announced his retirement on September 9. Key GP: games played COMB: combined tackles TOTAL: total tackles AST: assisted tackles SACK: sacks FF: forced fumbles FR: fumble recoveries FR YDS: fumble return yards INT: interceptions IR YDS: interception return yards AVG IR: average interception return LNG: longest interception return TD: interceptions returned for touchdown PD: passes defensed In August 2007 Lance crashed his new Lamborghini Murcielago into a light pole, he left the scene of the accident and reported his car stolen. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, he was cited for failure to give immediate notice of an accident and improper lane usage. Official Website Chicago Bears bio
Herbert Roy "Tiger" Lance was a South African cricketer. Tiger Lance was born in Transvaal, he played in 13 Tests between 1970 as an all-rounder. He was useful seam bowler, his father William and his younger brother Anthony played first-class cricket in South Africa. His most successful series was against Australia in 1966–67, when he played several important innings after early wickets had fallen cheaply. In the five Tests of the series he scored 261 runs at 37.28. His form in domestic matches in 1969–70 was moderate and he was not selected for the First Test against Australia, but at the request of the captain Ali Bacher he was included in the side for the rest of the series, he was selected for the 1970 tour of England and the 1971–72 tour of Australia, but neither series eventuated owing to anti-apartheid feeling in the host countries. He retired after the 1971–72 season, he died in hospital in Johannesburg, four weeks after the car he was driving was hit by a woman driving on the wrong side of the road.
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The lance is a pole weapon designed to be used by a mounted warrior or cavalry soldier. During the periods of classical and medieval warfare, it evolved into being the leading weapon in cavalry charges, was unsuited for throwing or for repeated thrusting, unlike similar weapons of the javelin/pike family used by infantry. Lances were equipped with a vamplate – a small circular plate to prevent the hand sliding up the shaft upon impact. Though best known as a military and sporting weapon carried by European knights, the use of lances was widespread throughout Asia, the Middle East, North Africa wherever suitable mounts were available; as a secondary weapon, lancers of the medieval period bore swords, hammers, or maces for hand-to-hand combat, since the lance was a one-use-per-engagement weapon. The name is derived from the word lancea - the Roman auxiliaries' throwing knife. Compare λόγχη, a Greek term for "spear" or "lance". A lance in the original sense is javelin; the English verb to launch "fling, throw" is derived from the term, as well as the rarer or poetic to lance.
The term from the 17th century came to refer to spears not thrown, used for thrusting by heavy cavalry, in jousting. A thrusting spear, used by infantry is referred to as a pike; the Byzantine cavalry used lances exclusively in mixed lancer and mounted archer formations. The Byzantines used lance both underarm, couched; the best known usage of military lances was that of the full-gallop closed-ranks charge of a group of knights with underarm-couched lances, against lines of infantry, archery regiments, defensive embankments, opposition cavalry. Two variants on the couched lance charge developed, the French method, en haie, with lancers in a double line and the German method, with lancers drawn up in a deeper formation, wedge-shaped, it is believed that this became the dominant European cavalry tactic in the 11th century after the development of the cantled saddle and stirrups, of rowel spurs. Cavalry thus outfitted and deployed had a tremendous collective force in their charge, could shatter most contemporary infantry lines.
Recent evidence has suggested, that the lance charge was effective without the benefit of stirrups. Because of the extreme stopping power of a thrusting spear, it became a popular weapon of infantry in the Late Middle Ages; these led to the rise of the longest type of spears, the pike. This adaptation of the cavalry lance to infantry use was tasked with stopping lance-armed cavalry charges. During the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, these weapons, both mounted and unmounted, were so effective that lancers and pikemen not only became a staple of every Western army, but became sought-after mercenaries. In Europe, a jousting lance was a variation of the knight's lance, modified from its original war design. In jousting, the lance tips would be blunt spread out like a cup or furniture foot, to provide a wider impact surface designed to unseat the opposing rider without spearing him through; the centre of the shaft of such lances could be designed to be hollow, in order for it to break on impact, as a further safeguard against impalement.
They were at least 4m long, had hand guards built into the lance tapering for a considerable portion of the weapon's length. These are the versions that can most be seen at medieval reenactment festivals. In war, lances were much more like stout spears and balanced for one-handed use, with sharpened tips; as a small unit that surrounded a knight when he went into battle during the 14th and 15th centuries, a lance might have consisted of one or two squires, the knight himself, one to three men-at-arms, an archer. Lances were combined under the banner of a higher-ranking nobleman to form companies of knights that would act as an ad-hoc unit; the advent of wheellock technology spelled the end of the heavy knightly lance in Western Europe, with newer types of heavy cavalry such as reiters and cuirassiers spurning the old one-use weapon and supplanting the older gendarme type Medieval cavalry. While many Renaissance captains such as Sir Roger Williams continued to espouse the virtues of the lance, many such as François de la Noue encouraged its abandonment in the face of the pistol's greater armor piercing power and greater general utility.
At the same time the adoption of pike and shot tactic by most infantry forces would neuter much of the power of the lancer's breakneck charge, making them a non-cost effective type of military unit due to their expensive horses in comparison to cuirassiers and reiters, who charging only at a trot could make do with lower quality mounts. After the success of pistol-armed Huguenot heavy horse against their Royalist counterparts during the French Wars of Religion, most Western European powers started rearming their lancers with pistols as an adjunct weapon and as a replacement, with the Spanish retaining the lance the longest. Only the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth with its far greater emphasis on cavalry warfare, large populat
Leonard J. Lance is a former American politician who served as the U. S. Representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district, from 2009 to 2019, he is a member of the Republican Party. He served in the New Jersey Senate and the New Jersey General Assembly. Lance was born in Easton, into a political family, his parents were Anne M. and Wesley Leonard Lance, a State Senator. His great-uncle, H. Kiefer Lance, was active in New Jersey politics. After attending North Hunterdon High School in Annandale, New Jersey, Lance received a B. A. from Lehigh University in 1974, a J. D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 1977 and an M. P. A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in New Jersey in 1982. Leonard Lance served as the law clerk to the Warren County Court in 1977 and 1978, he was assistant counsel for county and municipal matters to Governor of New Jersey Thomas Kean from 1983 to 1990. He was a member of the New Jersey Council on the Humanities during the Whitman Administration by appointment of the Governor.
Lance served in the New Jersey General Assembly for 11 years and served in the New Jersey Senate for 7 years. In 2002 he was elected to the New Jersey Senate and held the position of Minority Leader from 2004 to 2008. In 1987, he first ran for the General Assembly, he lost the Republican ranking third with 17 % in New Jersey's 23rd District. Lance was appointed to the New Jersey General Assembly in February 1991 when then-Assemblyman William E. Schluter was appointed to the New Jersey Senate upon the ascension of Dick Zimmer from the New Jersey Senate to the United States House of Representatives in January 1991. After redistricting, Lance ran for the newly redrawn 23rd District in 1991, won the Republican primary. In the general election, he ranked second with 30 %. Incumbent Republican State Assemblyman Chuck Haytaian ranked first in the district with 33%. In 1993, Lance won re-election to a second term with 40%. In 1995, he won re-election to a third term with 34%. In 1997, he won re-election to a fourth term with 30%.
In 1999, he won re-election to a fifth term with 36%. After redistricting, he ran for the New Jersey Senate in 2001 in the 23rd District, he defeated Democrat Frederick P. Cook 69%–31%. In 2003, he won re-election to a second term with 68%. In 2007, he won re-election to a third term with 67%. 1996In 1996, Leonard Lance sought the Republican nomination to replace Rep. Dick Zimmer, retiring from the House of Representatives to run for the United States Senate. Lance ran to represent New Jersey’s 12th congressional district, which at that time included his residence in Clinton Township. Lance finished third in the primary behind Franklin Township Mayor Michael Pappas and New Jersey Senator John O. Bennett III. Pappas went on to win the general election. 2008 In 2008, Lance ran for Congress in the 7th congressional district, which now included his residence in Clinton Township. Republican Rep. Mike Ferguson was retiring after four terms in Congress. In the Republican primary, Lance faced seven candidates including former Summit Council President Kelly Hatfield, Scotch Plains Mayor Martin Marks and Kate Whitman, daughter of former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman.
On June 3, 2008, Lance won the Republican primary with 40% of the vote. In the general election, Lance faced New Jersey Assemblywoman Linda Stender of Scotch Plains as well as three independent and third party candidates. Stender had lost narrowly; the Cook Political Report rated the race as a "toss up." Lance was endorsed by The New York Times. On November 4, Lance defeated Stender by 51% to 41%. Lance was one of two Republicans elected for the first time in a district that President Barack Obama won. In the 2008 presidential primaries, Lance supported Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, he endorsed John McCain. 2010 In 2010, Lance was challenged in the Republican primary by businessman David Larsen of Oldwick, IT consultant Alonzo Hosford of Milford, real estate appraiser Bruce Baker of Westfield. Lance won the primary with 56% of the vote, ahead of Larsen with 31%, Hosford with 8% and Baker with 5%. Unlike the 2008 election, the 2010 7th district general election race was not considered competitive.
Lance defeated educator Ed Potosnak 59% to 41%. 2012 Redistricting made Lance's district more Republican than its predecessor. The 7th was pushed to the north, shedding several Democratic-leaning portions of Middlesex County in exchange for more conservative territory in Morris and Warren Counties, it absorbed all of Hunterdon County. In the Republican congressional primary, Lance was challenged for a second time by David Larsen. Lance defeated Larsen 61% to 39%. In the general election, Lance defeated New Jersey Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula 57% to 40%. In the Republican presidential primaries, Lance endorsed Mitt Romney. 2014 Lance was challenged for a third time for the Republican nomination by David Larsen. Lance defeated Larsen 54% to 46%. In the general election, Lance defeated Town of Clinton Mayor Janice Kovachs 59% to 39%. 2016 In the 2016 Republican congressional primary, Lance was challenged by David Larsen for a fourth time. Businessman Craig Heard of Roxbury ran in the primary. Lance won the primary with 54% of the vote, ahead of Larsen with 33% and Heard with 13%.
In the general election, Lance faced social worker Peter Jacob. Jacob was one of 27 congressional candidates endorsed by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Lance defeated Jacob 54% to 43%. 2018 Lance faced former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, Labor Tom Malinowski in the November 2018 general election. Malinowski won the election wi
Lance Michael Parrish, nicknamed "Big Wheel", is an American former professional baseball player who played as a catcher in Major League Baseball from 1977 through 1995. He played for the Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Phillies, California Angels, Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates and Toronto Blue Jays, he is the manager of the West Michigan Whitecaps. He was regarded for both his offensive and defensive play. Parrish was offered a scholarship to play college football for UCLA, but turned it down to pursue a career in baseball, he was drafted as a third baseman by the Detroit Tigers in the first round of the 1974 Major League Baseball draft. While playing for the Lakeland Tigers in the minor leagues, he was converted to a catcher. Parrish reached the major leagues in 1977 on a part-time basis, by 1979 he had replaced Milt May as the team's regular catcher. In 1979, he played winter baseball in Puerto Rico with the Mayagüez Indians. Parrish hit for a.286 batting average along with 24 home runs and 82 runs batted in during the 1980 season to earn his first American League All-Star team berth, as well as winning his first Silver Slugger Award.
Early in his career with the Detroit and manager Sparky Anderson clashed over the catcher's use of weights in his physical training. Anderson felt that bulking up too much would ruin a player's flexibility and hamper his effectiveness. Parrish, an avid weight lifter, disagreed, he had one of the most muscular bodies in the game. Parrish's most productive offensive season was 1982 when he posted a.284 batting average with 32 home runs and 87 runs batted in, winning another Silver Slugger Award in the process. He followed that in 1983 with 27 home runs and 114 runs batted in, earning his third Silver Slugger Award, as well as winning his first Gold Glove Award. Parrish was an integral member of the world championship-winning 1984 Detroit Tigers team. Batting as the clean-up hitter, he produced 33 home runs and 98 runs batted in, adding another Silver Slugger Award as well as a second Gold Glove Award to his credentials, he caught Jack Morris' no-hitter on April 7 of that season. The Tigers led the American League Eastern Division season from start to finish defeated the Kansas City Royals in the 1984 American League Championship Series, before winning the 1984 World Series against the San Diego Padres.
After ten years with the Tigers, Parrish signed with the Philadelphia Phillies as a free agent before the 1987 season. The Phillies made their slogan for the season "Lance us a Pennant." He fell out of favor with the Philadelphia fans and media in his second season there as a result of poor offensive output, ranking near the bottom of full-time major league players in 1988 with a.215 batting average. Afterwards, he played three seasons and parts of a fourth with the California Angels before ending his career with short stints for the Mariners, Indians and Blue Jays. Parrish was with the Los Angeles Dodgers in spring training 1993, but he failed to make the squad as rookie Mike Piazza's performance showed the club that Piazza was ready to be a starting major-league catcher. Parrish signed to return to the Tigers in 1994, but his contract was purchased by the Pirates before he got back to the majors with Detroit, he signed with the Royals in 1995 but was traded to Toronto before he appeared in any major league games with Kansas City.
He did not make the team. In a nineteen-year major league career, Parrish played in 1,988 games, accumulating 1,782 hits in 7,067 at bats for a.252 career batting average along with 324 home runs and 1,070 runs batted in. Parrish was an eight-time All-Star, he won three Gold Glove Awards. Parrish was a six-time winner of the Silver Slugger Award, awarded annually to the best offensive player at each position. In 1982, he established the American League record for home runs by a catcher, surpassing the previous mark set by Yogi Berra and Gus Triandos surpassed his own mark two years with 33. Parrish ranks sixth in Major League history in home runs as a catcher with 299, 10th among catchers in total bases with 3,113, 11th in runs batted in with 1,070, he led American League catchers twice in baserunners caught stealing, once in assists and once in caught stealing percentage. Parrish finished second in fielding percentage four times and ended his career with a.991 fielding percentage. After retiring he became a roving catching instructor for the Kansas City Royals during the 1996 season.
From 1997-98, he was a coach for the San Antonio Missions. From 1999 to 2001 he was part of the Detroit Tigers major league coaching staff as a third-base coach, bullpen coach and bench coach. Parrish spent the 2002 season as a broadcaster, working as the color commentator for Tigers games on Detroit's WKBD station; the following season, he returned to the Tigers dugout when former teammate Alan Trammell became the manager of the Tigers. Parrish remained on Trammell's staff through the 2005 season, he became a minor league Manager with the Ogden Raptors, the Dodgers rookie level team, for the 2006 season. The team finished 37-39. On November 20, 2006 he was hired to manage the Great Lakes Loons in Single-A ball during their debut season, his contract was not renewed following the season. On February 5, 2014, Parrish was hired as the new manager of the Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, the Erie SeaWolves, he is the manager of Single-A Western Michigan Whitecaps of the Midwest League, an affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.
Parrish has two sons in professional baseball