Gaylord Perry Death
Gaylord Perry Death

Gaylord Perry, A Hall Of Famer And Two-time Cy Young Winner, Died At 84

Gaylord Perry, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and won the Cy Young Award twice, has died at age 84. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis G. Fowler said Perry died of natural causes at his home in Gaffney, South Carolina, around 5 a.m. on Thursday.

Robert D. Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, said in a statement on Thursday that Gaylord Perry was a consistent workhorse and a memorable figure during his 22-year Hall of Fame career, which included 314 wins and 3,534 strikeouts.

“He will be remembered as one of the most accomplished San Francisco Giants ever. During his time in Cleveland and San Diego, he became the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in both the American and National Leagues.

“Over the course of his life, the five-time 20-game winner pitched for eight different clubs and stayed a popular teammate and friend. On behalf of Major League Baseball, I send my deepest condolences to Gaylord’s family, friends, and fans of our great game.

Gaylord Perry Death
Gaylord Perry Death

Perry was selected for the All-Star Game five times during his 22-year career, during which he played for eight different MLB teams. He finished his career with 314 career victories and ranks sixth in Major League Baseball history with 5,350 innings pitched.

In 1962, Perry made his Major League Baseball debut with the San Francisco Giants, for whom he would go on to play for a total of ten seasons. Prior to the start of the 1972 season, the well-known right-handed pitcher who threw spitballs was sent to the Cleveland Indians, who are now known as the Guardians.

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After leading the American League in wins (24) and complete games, Perry was awarded his first Cy Young trophy while playing for the Indians (29). Perry was moved from the Texas Rangers, where he threw for three seasons after being traded to them in 1975, to the San Diego Padres in 1978. He finished his career with the Padres.

Perry became the only player in the history of Major League Baseball to win the Cy Young Award in both the National League and the American League while playing for the Padres. Perry was honored with entry into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the year 1991.

Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs sent a comment on Twitter in which he said, “We have lost another member of our Hall of Fame family thoughts and prayers go out to Gaylord Perry’s family and friends RIP my friend you’ll be greatly missed.” Boggs is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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