Gaylord Perry

Gaylord Perry Indians
Birthdate 9/15/1938
Death Date
Debut Year 1962
Year of Induction 1991
Teams Braves, Giants, Indians, Marlins, Padres, Rangers, Royals, Yankees
Position Pitcher

Gaylord Perry was the 1st to win a Cy Young in both leagues; Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, & Roy Halladay have followed suit.

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In his Cy Young season of '72, Gaylord Perry gave up Hank Aaron's final All Star Game homer

In his Cy Young season of '72, Gaylord Perry gave up Hank Aaron's final All Star Game homer

Gaylord Perry’s finest season came his 1972 Cy Young campaign. The spitballer posted career bests in wins (24) and ERA (1.92). That season he represented the American League in the All Star game for his first time. Perry was less than successful. He entered the game in the bottom of the 6th wi
Gaylord Perry entered the 300-win club with a complete-game victory of the NY Yankees

Gaylord Perry entered the 300-win club with a complete-game victory of the NY Yankees

When Gaylord Perry won his 300th game on May 6, 1982 he became the first pitcher to reach the milestone since Early Wynn in 1963. In the time between the two pitchers reached the plateau, the 3,000-hit club nearly doubled, going from 8-15 members. The 500-homer club went form four members to twelve.
Gaylord Perry earned the Cy Young in the AL in '72 and the NL in '78 as the first to win in both leagues

Gaylord Perry earned the Cy Young in the AL in '72 and the NL in '78 as the first to win in both leagues

Gaylord Perry had a long and storied career. In thirteen seasons he won 15 or more games. In five seasons he won at least 20. Perry broke in with the Giants in 1962 and spent a decade in San Francisco. In November of 1971 he was traded to the Indians. Perry responded with his finest season. The spit

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