Gaylord Perry, two-time Cy Young winner and grasp of the spitball, dies at 84
Baseball Hall of Famer and two-time Cy Young Award winner Gaylord Perry, a grasp of the spitball, died Thursday. He was 84.
Perry died at his dwelling in Gaffney, South Carolina at about 5 a.m. Thursday of pure causes, Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler mentioned. He didn’t present further particulars.
Perry pitched for eight major-league groups from 1962 till 1983. He received the Cy Young with Cleveland in 1972 and with San Diego in 1978 simply after turning 40.
Perry was a five-time All-Star who was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1991.
He had a profession document of 314-255, completed with 3,554 strikeouts and used a pitching fashion the place he doctored baseballs or made batters imagine he was doctoring them. His 1974 autobiography was titled “Me and the Spitter.”
After his profession, Perry based the baseball program at Limestone College in Gaffney and was its coach for the primary three years.
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