Gaylord Perry – Legendary MLB pitcher, two-time Cy Young Award winner, dies The
Hall of Famer sadly died of natural causes Thursday morning at his home in Gaffney, South Carolina, the Cherokee County coroner said, at age 84.
Perry made his MLB debut in 1962 with the San Francisco Giants and quickly became an ace and was named an All-Star in his game in 1966. He became nationally famous for throwing a spitball.
He then used the baseball doctor technique to help throw a no-hitter in 1968.
Perry won the Cy Young Award in the American League in 1972 with Cleveland and in the National League with the San Diego Padres in 1978. Awarded.
Perry finished his 22-year career with his 31-265, 3.11 ERA, and 3,53
strikeouts. In 1991 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
After finishing his playing career, he became a baseball coach at Limestone College in Gaffney. He eventually retired from the role in 1991.
Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins remembered him as a “great friend and a great teammate” following news of his death Thursday.
“My thoughts go out to the Perry family,” Jenkins said. “I miss Gaylord.”
Rest in Peace.