Gaylord Perry

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Date of Birth September 15, 1938
Place of Birth Willamston, North Carolina
Age 82 years old
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Gaylord Perry

Gaylord Jackson Perry is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a right-handed pitcher for eight different teams from 1962 to 1983. During a 22-year baseball career, Perry compiled 314 wins, 3,534 strikeouts, and a 3.11 earned run average. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his third year of eligibility in 1991. Perry, a five-time All-Star, was the first pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in each league, winning it in the American League in 1972 with the Cleveland Indians and in the National League in 1978 with the San Diego Padres. He is also distinguished, along with his brother Jim Perry, for being part of the second-winningest brother combination in baseball history—second only to the knuckleball throwing brothers, Phil Niekro and Joe Niekro. While pitching for the Seattle Mariners in 1982, Perry became the 15th member of the 300 win club.

About Gaylord Perry

Hall of fame pitcher known for his spitballs. He spent 22 years in the majors, winning 314 games, striking out 3,534 batters and posting a career 3.11 ERA.

Gaylord Perry Before Fame

A friend of his father's died while having his teeth pulled, and he became his namesake.

Achievement of Gaylord Perry

Former Manager Gene Mauch complained about his spitballs, saying that, "He should be in the Hall of Fame with a tube of K-Y Jelly attached to his plaque!"

Gaylord Perry Family Life

His brother was Cy Young Award winner Jim Perry. He was married to Blanche Manning Perry until her death in 1987. Together they had three daughters and a son.

Associations of Gaylord Perry

He hit his career first home run an hour after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon.

Information related to Gaylord Perry

  • 300 win club - In Major League Baseball, the 300 win club is the group of pitchers who have won 300 or more games. Twenty-four pitchers have reached this milestone.
  • 3000 strikeout club - In Major League Baseball, the 3,000 strikeout club is the group of pitchers who have struck out 3,000 or more batters in their careers.
  • Alpine Cowboys - The Alpine Cowboys are a professional baseball team based in Alpine, Texas, in the Big Bend region of West Texas. The Cowboys are a franchise of the Pecos League, which is not affiliated with a Major League Baseball organization.
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  • American League wins champions
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  • Major League Baseball players with retired numbers
  • National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees
  • American sportsmen
  • Baseball players from North Carolina
Latest information about Gaylord Perry updated on April 19, 2021.

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